Colour Revolution in Israel

Leftist fascist zombies Rioting vs. Peaceful Right Wing protest

JerusalemCats Comments: From the Pesach (Passover) Haggadah
The Cup of Elijah is poured at this point, after which the door is opened in accordance with the verse, “It is a guarded night.” Then the following paragraph is recited.

Pour out Your wrath upon the nations that do not recognize  You, and upon the kingdoms that do not invoke Your Name. For they have devoured Jacob and destroyed his habitation. Pour out Your anger upon them, and let Your fiery wrath overtake them. Pursue them with wrath and annihilate them from beneath the heavens of HASHEM.

שְׁפֹךְ חֲמָתְךָ אֶל־הַגּוֹיִם אֲשֶׁר לֹא יְדָעוּךָ וְעַל־מַמְלָכוֹת אֲשֶׁר בְּשִׁמְךָ לֹא קָרָאוּ. כִּי אָכַל אֶת־יַעֲקֹב וְאֶת־נָוֵהוּ הֵשַׁמּוּ. שְׁפָךְ־עֲלֵיהֶם זַעֲמֶךָ וַחֲרוֹן אַפְּךָ יַשִּׂיגֵם. תִּרְדֹף בְּאַף וְתַשְׁמִידֵם מִתַּחַת שְׁמֵי ה’.

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The USA IS funding the protests – proof




So, a reader just sent me a link to this.



Skip ahead to minute 18, where he starts to talk about the ‘suggestion’ that the USA is funding the anti-judicial reform protests.

He talks about this organisation called:

The Movement for Quality Government in Israel.

This is their front page:




Here’s a snippet of what they are saying:

We have already petitioned the Supreme Court against the two laws that were passed in the meanwhile: the law intended to enable criminals to be appointed ministers and the law that changes the Police Ordinance andincreases its subordination to the political rank.

In addition we have started a broad public struggle: thousands of citizens have already joined our demonstrations across the country in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the North, the South, and more.


So, the Movement for Quality Government is saying themselves, on their home page, that all the riots going on against the Government are ‘their demonstrations’, and a result of them initiating their ‘broad public struggle’.

Got that?

Now, let’s see who funds the Movement for Quality Government, screenshot from HERE:




What’s the MEPI Foundation, highlighted above?

It’s this:

About MEPI-screenshot

About MEPI-screenshot


And here is the MEPI grant program being rolled out, via the US Embassy in Tel Aviv:




So, walk through this with me.

Who is a key player behind the anti-judicial reform protests in Israel?

The Movement for Quality Government in Israel.

Who is funding the Movement for Quality Government in Israel?

The MEPI Foundation (amongst others).

What is MEPI?

It’s a branch of the US State Department, funding NGOs and pushing it’s own agenda inside the Holy Land.

So, who is really funding all these riots?

The US State Department, or ‘Deep State’ Department, whichever you prefer.


Of course, that doesn’t make Netanyahu instantly ‘good’.

We are still dealing with evil vs evil, just it’s enlightening to understand who is actually paying for what, in this puppet show called ‘politics’.


Apparently, Jews who are getting their cars stoned by Arabs in Huwara – aka Route 60, the only way in and out of many of the yishuvim in the Shomron – are now being arrested and violently attacked by yassamnikim, when they call the police or army for help.

I am trying to get more first-hand details of what is really going on up there, but in the meantime, understand that whoever these ‘security forces’ are, they aren’t working for you and me.

The question is, at this stage, whether they are even working for the Israeli government at all, or whether they are just violent thugs put here by the US Deep State, and Europeans, to continue terrorising and harassing the Jews here regardless of who we vote into power.

I don’t know what the answer is, whether our government is actually just acting as the US Deep State’s ‘kapo’, or whether they are taking the initiative on their own.

But what is clear, is that we only have Hashem to rely on, and there is no way of ‘voting’ ourselves out of this mess.

May Hashem come and rescue us from all the evil very soon!


PS: I just looked up other funders of the ‘Movement for Quality Government’ in Israel who is funding the anti-reform protests.

The Meyerhoff Joseph Fund seems to be one and the same as The Jerusalem Foundation.

You’ll recall The Jerusalem Foundation was set up by the former traitor and spy for the British, during the British Mandate, Teddy Kollek.

There is nothing new under the sun.


Meanwhile, THIS is the official website of the David Berg Foundation.

Not much to see there, but if you go to their IRS 990 form for 2020, you learn a little bit more about who else they are funding, apart from all the usual universities and Jewish Museums and Yad Vashems,

These are the ones that took my eye:

  • The ADL
  • King Baudoun Foundation of the US
  • JTS
  • World Jewish Congress
  • American Jewish Joint
  • American Friends of ITIM
  • and
  • American Supporters of YEDID

Doesn’t that say it all?


I can’t find much for the ‘Bracha Foundation’ – always a sign that this is the place to really dig.

What I can find shows they have a huge amount of cash, and tight links with the government.

Screenshot from Globes, HERE:




Ah, so now I tracked it down, deliberately misspelt on the MQGI website (I wonder why….)

HERE is it’s home page.

It’s the usual ‘social engineering’ racket, trying to ‘infect’ the Holy Land with all the woke rubbish they are corrupting the whole world with.

One screenshot:




And here’s some of that sites other donors – all the usual names, many of whom connect back to Frankist-Freemasonry and Reform Judaism:

Getting the picture?



And this is also very interesting – explaining what is really going on with the Bagatz, and how it represents ‘foreign interests’ in the Holy Land.

A lot more food for thought.

(11 minutes, in Hebrew)


Of course, the ‘right’ isnt’ the answer to this problem, either, they are also totally corrupt.

We only have Hashem to rely on.

But it’s very positive, that the truth is finally starting to come out about what is really going on in Israel, however horrible it really is.


JerusalemCats Comments:

Benjamin Netanyahu-tweet-29March2023-Israel is a sovereign country

Benjamin Netanyahu-tweet-29March2023-Israel is a sovereign country



GT Investigates: US wages global color revolutions to topple govts for the sake of American control


By GT staff reporters Published: 02December2021 08:25 PM Updated: 03December2021 07:38 PM


Editor’s Note:

How many evils have been committed in the name of democracy?

Exporting wars, launching “color revolutions,” fomenting extremist ideologies, and promoting economic instability… the US has left endless trails of bloodshed and turmoil around the world. While the “model of democracy” loses its shine, the US still attempts to establish exclusive cliques through the so-called democracy summit. To expose the nature of “American democracy,” the Global Times is publishing a series of articles to unmask the US’ four democratic hegemonic sins. This is the second such piece.

The previous ones are: US war-mongering under guise of ‘democracy’ inflicts untold damage on the worldUS cultivates pseudo-religious groups overseas, pumps support to terrorists to wreck its adversariesUS’ wanton sanctions deal humanitarian disasters in countries it dislikes.

Egyptian protesters gather on the statue of Alexander the Great in Alexandria on January 28, 2011. Photo AFP

Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak gather on the statue of Alexdander the Great in Alexandria on January 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo by AFP)


Egyptian protesters gather on the statue of Alexander the Great in Alexandria on January 28, 2011. Photo: AFP

To start a revolution, first you need to pick a color.

Whether it is the “Rose Revolution” in Georgia in 2003, the “Orange Revolution” in Ukraine in 2004, the “Tulip Revolution” in Kyrgyzstan in 2005, or the “Arab Spring” in Asia and Africa in 2011, the past decades have seen the US plan and implement “color revolutions,” or wars without gunpowder in many places around the world, frantically exporting “American values.”


Instead of launching military operations directly in the name of “democracy,” the US prefers to use color revolutions as a tool to intervene in other countries’ internal affairs to subvert governments in order to reinforce its global control, which the US has found more efficient and economical.


It is estimated that in the past three decades, among all the toppled governments, those that were subverted by such “non-violent revolutions” accounted for more than 90 percent.


Before that, during the Cold War, the US engaged in 64 covert and six overt attempts at regime change, according to Covert Regime Change: America’s Secret Cold War, by Lindsey A. O’Rourke.


However, what color revolutions left in their wake are neither peace nor Western democracy, but mass confusion, chaos, and destruction in the target countries.


It is the origin of the world’s instability today, observers said.

Scourge on the world

Since late 20th century, color revolutions have swept through Central Asia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern European countries.

Deeply digging into these color revolutions, behind the scenes, you are always likely to find the conspicuous black hands of the US.


Eurasian countries have been the worst-hit area by color revolutions where the US has been keen on inciting anti-government emotions and regime changes.


At the end of 2003, the US forced Eduard Shevardnadze, then president of Georgia, to resign on grounds of “fraud” in vote counting in parliamentary elections and supported the opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili to be president. It is known as the “Rose Revolution.”


Following Georgia, a similar scene played out in Ukraine in October 2004, as the US concocted a “fraud” scandal in Ukrainian elections and incited local youth to take to the streets and support the leader of the opposition, Viktor Yushchenko, who then was elected president. The event is known as the “Orange Revolution.”


Once again in March 2005, the US drove Kyrgyzstan’s opposition to protest against the results of the parliamentary elections, which eventually turned into riots. The “Tulip Revolution” ended with the President of Kyrgyzstan, Askar Akayev, abandoning power and fleeing.


In October 2020, Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin accused the US of planning to start a “color revolution” in Moldova. Naryshkin pointed out in a statement that the US has brutally interfered in the internal affairs of Russia’s neighboring countries.

Protesters clash with police in Cairo, Egypt on November 19, 2011. Photo: AFP

Egyptian protesters clashes with riot police at Cairo’s landmark Tahrir Square on November 19, 2011, as Egyptian police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a sit-in among whose organisers were people injured during the Arab Spring which overthrew veteran president Hosni Mubarak. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo by KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

Protesters clash with police in Cairo, Egypt on November 19, 2011. Photo: AFP

The US was also behind the “Arab Spring” uprisings in the Arab world, during which the wave of anti-government protests and violence led to civil wars in some countries and brought unrest and devastation to people there. The region has undergone major changes, but many countries were still reeling from the heavy blow dealt by the movement.


The color revolution has always closely worked alongside the US’ global system of controlling the world, Zhang Shengjun, vice dean of the School of Political Science and International Relations at Beijing Normal University, told the Global Times on Wednesday.


In recent years, the US has turned its direction of applying color revolution tactics to countries and regions related to China in order to realize its purpose of containing the development of China, Zhang noted.

Textbook meddling case

The “color revolution” is not an impromptu performance orchestrated by an individual, but a deliberate political act. It is a coordinated action by planners, trainers, funders, instigators, troublemakers, followers, and occasionally, violent terrorists and even hired mercenaries.


Observers said that after decades of conducting color revolutions across the world, the US has developed a mature system of operation.


First, planners find a target they “dislike,” after which they launch a psychological war. Usually they find and organize a group of political activists and provide them with information and financial support to intensify their opposition sentiment. Then, the planners help mobilize the masses to initiate political protests, including compelling nongovernmental organizations and the media to intervene or participate in the protest movement. Therefore, a chain of protests is set off with the planners just helping increase the intensity and expand the team to await the fall of the government.


There are some means that have frequently been adopted in color revolutions.

“NGOs” under the US government’s control are often used to carry out long-term infiltration in targeted countries. The infamous National Endowment for Democracy (NED) of the US, a self-proclaimed “NGO” for instance, has been using state funding to preach the hegemonic doctrine of the US government. As of 2016, NED had provided some $96.52 million to at least 103 anti-China entities, including notorious separatist groups, such as the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC).


The US has also been supporting radical youth organizations and fostering leaders for agents. A leader of Egypt’s April 6 Youth Movement, an anti-government activist, was invited to New York for the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations in 2008. He admitted later in a documentary that he had undergone an “internship” and was familiar with how to cope with the police.


The media is also used to implant Western ideologies among people. The US Congress-founded Radio Free Europe played a significant role in the containment of the Soviet Union during the Cold War through the delivery of news and transmission of Western ideologies to Eastern European countries. In 2019, it had received total funding to the tune of $124 million, broadcasting in 26 languages and reaching 37.6 million people every week.

An opposition supporter climbs up a giant Georgian national flag during a rally in central Tbilisi on November 2, 2007. Photo: AFP

An opposition supporter climbs up a giant Georgian national flag during a rally in central Tbilisi on November 2, 2007. Photo: AFP


An opposition supporter climbs up a giant Georgian  national flag during a rally in central Tbilisi on November 2, 2007. Photo: AFP


In the name of aid, the US intervenes in the internal affairs of the “target country” and provides financial support to the country’s opposition parties. Years before the “Rose Revolution” in Georgia in 2003, foreign states and organizations began to give financial assistance to NGOs and opposition parties within Georgia. USAID for instance, spent $1.5 million to computerize Georgia’s voter rolls.


Moreover, some protests during the color revolution, including members of opposition organization Otpor! in the 2004 Ukrainian revolution, “practically used a textbook” in lectures, which is the notorious From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp, known as the guru of nonviolence, according to media reports. The Albert Einstein Institution founded by Sharp is also allegedly funded by NED.


The purpose of the US inciting color revolutions abroad is to overthrow powerful anti-America regimes and cultivate pro-America ones in their stead, said Song Quancheng, head of the Institute of Migration Studies at Shandong University.


A favorite trick of the US is to depict and mold the image of an anti-US or anti-NATO regime as a dictatorial regime that “poses a serious threat to the human rights of its people,” and intervenes under the guise of “averting a humanitarian disaster,” Song pointed out.


Meanwhile, the means of color revolution has been insistently improving to be more effective.

In the “Arab Spring” of 2011, social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter were widely used to organize protests, spread information, and communicate with the external forces.


During what happened in January 2011 in Egypt, many young people who were deeply influenced by social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter were misled and brainwashed by promises of “democracy and freedom” made by the US and the West, and began to take part in protests, Ahmed Elhusseiny, a China-Africa researcher with the Cairo University, told the Global Times.


They thought they were helping their country, but the fact was they were being used by the US and its political forces to oust a national leader that the US and the West considered ineffectual, he said.


“Any evil to have happened in any corner of the world can be traced back to the tainted hands of the US,” he said.

Moreover, the US is also switching its strategies in its practice of color revolutions, Zhang said. “Funding the oppositions to achieve regime change was the main method, but now the US is increasingly trying to change other countries’ diplomatic policies to ensure the countries’ likely support of US global policies. This has been shown to be the stance of Lithuania and a few other countries.”

Origin of world’s instability

The color revolution fails to bring democracy and peace, but rather an open Pandora’s Box that has left many countries and regions around the world in political turmoil, economic regression, and social disasters. The color revolution is the origin of world’s instability, said analysts.


For instance, during the “Lotus Revolution” in Egypt in 2011, protests shouted the slogan “Bread, Freedom, Social Justice,”, but the economic indexes showed that the situation worsened after the revolution and the negative effect lasted for years.


Official data from Egypt showed that from 2012 to 2016, the export scale of Egypt had shrunk from $27 billion to $18.7 billion. It also caused severe unemployment and massive inflation.


In total, the “Arab Spring” and the following wars, along with refugee crises and economic downturns, cost the countries more than $830 billion, according to analysis at the Arab Strategy Forum in Dubai in December 2015.


“The main danger of color revolutions is putting a country with all its people and resources under external control,” Andrei Manoilo, a professor of political science at Moscow State University, told the media in 2019 as turmoil ensued in China’s Hong Kong.


Supporters of US-backed Ukrainian opposition leader wave flags during a rally in Kiev, November 28, 2004. Photo: AFP

Supporters of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko wave flags during a rally in Kiev, 28 November 2004. Ukraine’s pro-Western opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko on Sunday demanded that prosecutors open a criminal inquiry into the heads of pro-Russian eastern and southern regions for threatening to declare autonomy. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP)


Supporters of US-backed Ukrainian opposition leader  wave flags during a rally in Kiev, November 28, 2004. Photo: AFP

“Many countries in the Middle East and the North African regions didn’t actually build so-called modern, democratic, Western-like countries after their ‘authoritarian’ anti-America regimes were overthrown in color revolutions,” Song told the Global Times.


After not having been modernized, these countries and regions, in which traditional tribal chieftain management system styles remain and frictions between different religions, sects, tribes, and cultures still exist, are very likely to fall into discord after losing strong and powerful leaders, Song explained.


It is there for all to see that the “democracy” that the US has been promoting via color revolutions has a huge gap with real democracy, Zhang said. “History has proven again and again that the US’ democracy could only make other countries victims of capitals.”


The US has been building fragile “democratic” systems in other countries for its convenience to control them. “In the fake name of ‘democracy,’ the US has been conducting color revolutions and promoting its ‘universal value’ in the world, but the essential purpose is to control the resources of other countries,” Zhang said.


“The motivation is incredibly covert, but it should not be ignored that it is the origin of current global instability,” he noted.

Exporting wars, launching "color revolutions" and inciting extremist ideologies - in the name of democracy. While the #US has left endless bloodshed and turmoil around the world, it still attempts to establish cliques with "democracy summit."

Exporting wars, launching “color revolutions” and inciting extremist ideologies – in the name of democracy. While the #US has left endless bloodshed and turmoil around the world, it still attempts to establish cliques with “democracy summit.”


Exporting wars, launching “color revolutions” and inciting extremist ideologies – in the name of democracy. While the #US has left endless bloodshed and turmoil around the world, it still attempts to establish cliques with “democracy summit.”



JerusalemCats Comments: Another COLOR REVOLUTION brought to you by Victoria Nuland and the 2014 Ukraine Maidan NAZI coup lead US State department

They’ve been heavily involved in this from the beginning, and probably were instrumental in initiating it!
In case you don’t know the US state dep’t has been financially and actively involved in a lot of anti-Israel things, including instigating, funding and backing local & foreign Arab unrest. As well as training and equipping terrorists.

State Dept is funding Group bankrolling Anti-Netanyahu Protests



How Taxpayer Funds Are Flowing to a Group Bankrolling Anti-Netanyahu Protests

By Adam Kredo, FREE BEACON   06March2023

The U.S. government has been funneling taxpayer money to the left-wing group bankrolling protests against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Israeli funding documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.


The documents indicate that, since 2020, Foggy Bottom has sent over $38,000 to the Movement for Quality Government (MQG), the Israeli nonprofit stoking nationwide anti-Netanyahu protests that have seen protesters clash with police and target Netanyahu’s family members. MQG is seeking to takedown Netanyahu’s government over his support for major reforms to the Israeli supreme court that would significantly limit its power. The organization petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court earlier this year to oust Netanyahu, claiming he is unfit for office due to ongoing investigations into allegations of political corruption and bribery.


The State Department, which confirmed the funding, calls the group a nonpartisan organization, but its work opposing Netanyahu raises questions about how the group was able to obtain U.S. funding. The United States typically avoids funding foreign partisan groups to avoid claims of political meddling. Even before MQG emerged as the leading force behind the current wave of anti-Netanyahu protests, it made a name for itself as a leading critic of the Israeli right, which has long seen Netanyahu as its leader. Given the Biden administration’s chilly diplomatic relationship with Netanyahu—which includes repeated criticism of Israeli settlement construction and the decision to launch an unprecedented FBI probe into Israel’s anti-terrorism operations—the U.S. funding to MQG has come under new scrutiny.


“The State Department should never fund foreign partisan organizations in allied democracies,” Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told the Free Beacon. “If the shoe was on the other foot, the Biden administration would accuse Israel of interfering in our elections. Congress should absolutely review the State Department’s potential funding of partisan politics in Israel.”


The State Department downplayed its funding for MQG and would not answer questions about whether U.S. funds could have been diverted to the organization’s anti-Netanyahu activities.


“The State Department has provided small grants to the Movement for Quality Government, including a grant signed in 2020 during the previous administration and continued under the Biden administration that focused on teaching civic education and supporting good governance,” a State Department official told the Free Beacon. The last tranche of funding was awarded in September 2022. The money was meant to be used for democracy training programs in the Israeli school system.


The State Department described MQG as “a respected, independent, non-partisan, grassroots non-governmental organization committed to promoting values of democracy, transparency, good governance, and civic participation.”


The United States provided funding to the group beginning in 2020, near the end of the Trump administration. One former senior U.S. official familiar with the matter said the grant was likely approved by career State Department officials and that the small amount of money likely went unnoticed by Trump administration political appointees who could have blocked it.


 The State Department typically allows its grantees to self-report how the money is used, meaning there are few guardrails in place to prevent it from being spent on other causes, according to Gerald Steinberg, founder of NGO Monitor, a watchdog group that monitors these issues. “Few if any funders even attempt to monitor the actual use of grants,” he said.


Steinberg, who has closely followed MQG’s activities, noted that “if a foreign government had funded a similar NGO operating in the United States, the Biden administration would have taken immediate action.”


Grant information shows that MQG received grants of around $10,000 to $15,000 dollars in 2020, 2021, and 2022. In each of those years, the State Department was listed as the group’s sole foreign donor.


The majority of MQG’s funding comes from its membership dues and from donations made by charitable organizations. The group says it “is not willing, by principle, to receive any assistance from the governmental system,” but does not include a similar prohibition on foreign government funding.

MQG did not respond to a Free Beacon request for comment about how the U.S. funds were used.

Israeli political observers also have raised concerns about whether the U.S. funding is helping to fuel opposition to Netanyahu’s government.


“The Movement for Quality Government has worked for decades to subvert Israeli democracy,” Caroline Glick, an Israel-based political pundit who first raised questions about State Department funding for the group in a column last month, told the Free Beacon. “It is a slap in the face of the Israeli public and an expression of contempt for Israeli democracy that the State Department is funding this radical group.”


The State Department has come under fire in the past for funding foreign groups opposed to Netanyahu.

During the Obama administration, the State Department was caught deleting emails that showed it funded the OneVoice Movement, a liberal group that was waging an anti-Netanyahu smear campaign at the time.


The Biden administration also has come under fire for pushing an anti-Israel agenda through the Justice Department, which announced last year that it is conducting an unprecedented FBI investigation into Israel’s accidental shooting of a Palestinian-American reporter.



Color Revolutions: Biden Regime Sponsoring a Coup and Training Palestinian Terrorist Army in Israel

by , 15March2023

While US banks fail and the world teeters on the brink of WW III, the criminal Biden Regime is embarking on a series of regime change “color revolutions” around the world, seeking to destabilize conservative governments and install Washington-controlled puppets to do their bidding. The Gateway Pundit will expose these Open Society / National Endowment for Democracy led coup attempts, which seem to be the only thing the Blinken / Nuland / Sullivan Regime is any good at. Today: Israel.

Thanks to phony corruption charges against Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel has gone through five elections in three years, finally getting a stable conservative government again this year. Since the Israeli population is one of the few around the world to reliably vote for conservative, patriotic, right-wing parties, the Soros-funded Israeli left has no option other than to use foreign-funded NGOs and lawfare in the left-wing legal system to sabotage their country.


The Israeli Supreme Court has usurped the right to strike down democratically-ratified laws it finds “inappropriate”, to veto democratically elected ministers, and to nominate its own members in perpetuity. That is the reason why the top priority for the new Netanyahu government is to reform the legal system to be more like that in the US and other Western countries, where judges are appointed by the executive and ratified by parliament, and can only strike down laws that explicitly violate the Constitution. The reform enjoys broad support in Israel, since the Israeli populace has grown ever more right-wing, while the courts have veered ever further to the hard left.

Watch Avi Abelow explain judicial reform in Israel here:

The Shocking Truth about the Judicial Reform that the Media & Jewish Leadership are Hiding from us

The judicial reform would rob the Israeli and Soros left of their only tool in Israel. So naturally, they are going apeshit bonkers, threatening civil war, “Death to Netanyahu“, and calling for a violent coup. Last week, a crowd of 1000 radical leftists surrounded the Prime Minister’s wife Sarah Netanyahu at her hairdresser’s, where she had to be rescued by 300 policemen. Last week, radical leftists also demolished the offices of conservative think tank Kohelet and terrorized employees.


Now, journalist Caroline Glick has revealed how the Biden Regime is funding the Movement for Quality Government in Israel (MQG), “the far-left organization at the epicenter of the Israeli left’s war against the Netanyahu government. MQG began its current campaign of delegitimization, subversion and demonization immediately after the Netanyahu government was sworn into office on Dec. 29.”

The Woke Penetration of Israel | Caroline Glick Show

“According to MQG’s annual reports, for the past three years the State Department has been funding its programs for “democracy education” in Israeli high schools. Since MQG’s primary activity is subverting democracy in Israel by waging lawfare and sowing chaos in a bid to block democratically elected right-wing governments from fulfilling their pledges to voters, it’s fairly clear that when MQG refers to “democracy education,” it doesn’t mean majority rule”, Glick writes.


In an e-mail released by Israel’s Channel 14, the Soros-funded New Israel Fund admitted it was funding the anti-government protests, as JNS reports: “The New Israel Fund assisted with a special grant to the many civil society organizations that took part in the production of the huge demonstration on Saturday night in Tel Aviv,” the email quoted by Channel 14 stated, referring to a protest Jan 7. “Shatil from the New Israel Fund took part in coordinating and synchronizing the various parties that participated in the show of force,” it continued. Shatil is the operating arm of the New Israel Fund in Israel. According to Shatil’s website, “We support organizations and activists working to strengthen democratic society, offering cutting-edge capacity building, training, and guidance.” Channel 14 described the email as “precedent-setting,” as the New Israel Fund generally keeps a low profile and “works behind the scenes.”


Last week, Israel National News intercepted WhatsApp messages offering $70 plus gas money to help blockade the freeway leading to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport.


“Want to make a few shekels this Thursday?” the message read. “Come and shut down Ben Gurion Airport, and you’ll get 250 shekels plus gasoline. “This Thursday, at nine a.m., we’re all going to Ben Gurion Airport, with cars arriving from all over the country. We’ll be using a simple tactic: Driving around slowly, between the entrance to the airport and Terminal 3, and then back again, over and over again. The more cars there are, the bigger the impact at the airport for more hours. The idea is to enjoy a slow drive around the airport. Bring music, podcasts,” the message adds. The organizers stressed that, “Anyone who doesn’t coordinate with the organizers will not be paid,” and that people should “send your full name and make of vehicle to the organizers, so that we can register you and ensure that you’re paid.”


A senior government official traveling in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s entourage on his weekend trip to Italy claimed on Friday that the mass protests against the government are funded by the Biden administration, The Times of Israel wrote: “This protest is financed and organized with millions of dollars,” he said. “We are following what is happening. This is a very high-level organization. There is an organized center from which all the demonstrators branch out in an orderly manner,” the senior official said. “Who finances the transportation, the flags, the stages? It’s clear to us,” he said.


While the Biden Regime and their Open Society allies are funding the attempted “color revolution” in Israel, it has also launched “a far more potentially dangerous and lethal attempt to destabilize the leading military power in the Middle East”, Tony Badran writes in Tablet.  “The wave of domestic protests in Israel comes on the heels of the most deadly series of Palestinian terror attacks since the end of the Second Intifada. Incredibly, the U.S. is now proposing to take advantage of its ally’s political weakness by standing up a potential 5,000-man Palestinian terror army that would ostensibly fight terrorism in the West Bank in place of the (Israeli Army) IDF.”


On Sunday evening, Israel’s Channel 14 revealed that the summit’s agenda was a U.S. security “plan” to tamp down terrorist violence—and Israeli counterterror operations in Judea and Samaria”, Caroline Glick reports, “Among other things, the U.S. proposal entails a massive increase in the number of U.S.-trained Palestinian security personnel. The Biden administration wishes to provide 5,000 Palestinians with commando training in Jordan and then deploy them to northern Samaria, and perhaps the South Hebron Hills—both major nodes of Palestinian terrorist activity.”


“The U.S. proposal would also require Israel to sharply curtail IDF counterterror operations. It foresees the deployment of foreign forces, including U.S. military forces, on the ground. The ostensible purpose of those forces would be to separate Palestinians from Israelis. In practice, such a deployment would pit U.S. and other forces against IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians on behalf of the Palestinians.


Among the many alarming aspects of the U.S. plan is the fact that it ignores completely the direct involvement of Palestinian forces in terrorist attacks. During the course of the Palestinian terror war 20 years ago, U.S.-trained P.A. forces murdered 26 IDF soldiers in 2002 alone. The Palestinians learned how to use cell phones as remote detonation devices from their American trainers. Over the years, they have put that knowledge to use not to fight terror but to kill Israelis in terrorist attacks.


The P.A., whose forces the U.S. seeks to “empower,” is controlled by the Fatah terror group. P.A. chairman Mahmoud Abbas is the chairman of Fatah. Fatah terrorists carried out most of the murderous terror attacks in 2021-2022. Several of those attacks were carried out by P.A. security officers.”

The Israel Guys: America PRESSURES Israel to Let The U.S. TRAIN a Palestinian ARMY 

“The State Department should never fund foreign partisan organizations in allied democracies,” Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), member of the House Armed Services Committee, told the Washington Free Beacon. “If the shoe was on the other foot, the Biden administration would accuse Israel of interfering in our elections. Congress should absolutely review the State Department’s potential funding of partisan politics in Israel.”


US Senator Tom Cotton wrote that Joe Biden “is simply following in Obama’s footstep by trying to sabotage Netanyahu. In 2021, the Biden administration reportedly pressured the United Arab Emirates to cancel an Abraham Accords Summit—all to deprive Netanyahu of a diplomatic victory ahead of that year’s election. And after Netanyahu won the 2022 election, the Biden administration immediately sought to undermine his coalition government by trying to veto key cabinet appointments.


This most recent scandal is not an aberration, therefore. It’s been the de facto policy of the Democratic Party for a quarter century to beat Netanyahu, though he keeps beating the Democrats. Though it does provide more evidence yet again for the old saw, that while it’s dangerous to be America’s enemy, it can be fatal to be America’s friend—at least when Democrats are in charge. 


Instead of trying to topple the democratically elected government of Israel, I would suggest we should support it. Israelis are more than capable of managing their domestic affairs without Democratic meddling. But they need our help to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, they need our help to achieve peace with their neighbors, and they need our help to defeat the terrorists threatening both our nations.


Yet they don’t get that from the Biden administration, either. Iran is racing toward a nuclear breakout while the president dithers. His administration can barely utter the words ‘Abraham Accords.’ And President Biden is breaking U.S. law to subsidize the Palestinian Authority’s support for terrorism.”

Avi Abelow speaks to Mort Klein, Zionist Organization of America:

The Israel Guys visit the supposedly destroyed Palestinian village of Huwarrah:



JerusalemCats Comments: The Hatred for Israel by the Democrats is not new. Just look at their past Democratic National Conventions.

At the Democratic National Convention 2016

Protester burn Israeli flag outside DNC, Byron Tau/ Wall Street Journal

Protester burn Israeli flag outside DNC, Byron Tau/ Wall Street Journal

Palestine sic flag at Democrat Convention, Social Media

Palestine sic flag at Democrat Convention, Social Media

Protesters burn Israeli flags outside the DNC and DNC delegates wave Palestine sic flags inside the DNC

The long-time Jewish worship of the Democratic Party is based on the false premise, that U. S. President F.D. Roosevelt was pro-Jewish and saved the world by defeating the Nazis. He is also credited with ending the Great Depression, and that is another untruth.

  • FDR was pushed into having the USA enter World War Two when American military was attacked and to save Britain and Europe. At no time was it a military, or diplomatic aim to stop the Nazi Holocaust of Jews.
  • It was the economic needs of the American military that drastically improved the American economy, thereby bringing on the economic recovery and end of the Great Depression.

How Some Americans Support Terrorism Against Israel

by Bassam Tawil

  • [F]ourteen Democratic members of the US Congress have joined the Jihad (holy war) against Israelis by urging the Biden administration to reconsider US military aid to Israel.
  • The Congressmen’s letter ignores the dramatic increase in terror attacks against Israelis and makes no reference to the scores of innocent civilians murdered over the past year by Palestinian terrorists. The letter further ignores that Israel’s counterterrorism measures, which aim to save the lives of Israelis and Palestinians alike, are a legitimate act of self-defense.
  • The Israeli measures, including raids on the homes of terrorists and confiscation of weapons and ammunition, are the direct result of a 300% increase in terror attacks over the past year… When there is no terrorism, there is no need for Israel to launch counterterrorism operations.
  • By stating that the US should halt military aid to Israel, the signatories of the letter signatories of the letter are in fact saying that Israel has no right to defend itself against those who are openly calling for the elimination of Israel and engaged in daily attempts to murder Jews.
  • When Israel uses weapons, it is with the purpose of combating terrorism and protecting the lives of its people. When Palestinians use weapons, it is always with the aim of murdering Jews.
  • As far as the Palestinians are concerned, all Israeli Jews are “settlers” living in one big illegitimate settlement, Israel, which needs to be replaced by a 57th Muslim state…
  • They outspokenly consider construction everywhere in Israel a “settlement project” and all Israeli Jews “settlers.”
  • Hamas and its patrons in Iran are openly opposed to Jews building homes not only in the West Bank and Jerusalem, but anywhere in Israel. The reason? The mullahs in Tehran — and their proxies in Hamas, PIJ and Hezbollah — believe that the entire country of Israel has no right to exist and state that Israel should be eradicated, primarily through Jihad (holy war).
  • The Iranian regime and its friends want to see no country supporting Israel — not politically, not financially, not militarily. They want to see a weak Israel that they can then rip to shreds, as they have done, and are still doing, to Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
  • “The U.S. State Department reports that Iran provides some $100 million a year to Palestinian armed groups, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad,” multiple news outlets reported last week.
  • Iran and its proxy terror groups are already encircling Israel. They are sitting on its southern border, in the Gaza Strip, from where Hamas and PIJ continue to fire rockets regularly at Israel. They are sitting on Israel’s northern border, in Lebanon and Syria, from where Hezbollah also has a strong political and military presence.
  • The Congressmen’s letter, however, does not make any reference to these existential threats that Israel continues to face from Iran and Palestinian and Lebanese terror groups.
  • The Congressmen who signed the letter claim that US aid to Israel is being used to fund abuses of Palestinians’ rights is, bluntly, nothing but libels and lies. Israel’s counterterrorism operations are directed solely against the terrorists and their enablers, not against the Palestinian people, most of whom are not involved in the latest spate of terror attacks.
  • That is why most of the Palestinians killed in these operations were not civilians but armed terrorists.
  • These antics [using “human shields” — innocent people deliberately placed in harm’s way during incoming fire] are part of shopworn plan to try to make Israel, when it engages in a counterterrorism operation, look bad. As the schoolyard bully put it, “It all started when he hit me back.”
  • If the members of Congress want to find out about human rights violations, they are invited to take a look at the repressive measures taken by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip against their own people.
  • Where were these members of Congress when the Palestinian Authority security forces beat to death human rights activist Nizar Banat? Where were these members of Congress when Hamas recently arrested Salem al-Sabah, head of the University of Palestine?
  • Do the members of Congress who signed the letter have anything to say about the abuses committed by Palestinians against Palestinians? Will these Congressmen call on the US administration to halt funding to the Palestinian leaders who are abusing their own citizens?
  • On the same day the letter was published, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces said… “With divine grace, soon there will be nothing called the Zionist regime. The countdown for the disintegration of Zionism has begun.”
  • Israel’s ruthless enemies must be rejoicing each time they see Americans calling for punishing and imposing sanctions on the small state.
  • Israel and the Jews living in the land, for more than 100 years, have been under attack – since long before there ever were such political pretensions as “1948 borders” or “1967 borders.”
  • Now, as Israelis are once again burying their dead, a group of US Congressmen, instead of standing with Israel and condemning the terrorists, have chosen to call for weakening Israel and preventing it from carrying out even its basic duty of defending itself against terrorists who murder people for the “crime” of being Jews.
  • The Congressional letter awards a gold medal to the terrorists: it sends the message that if you are a terrorist, the US has your back.
Pictured: Palestinian terrorists in Jenin on March 8, 2023, at the funeral of fellow terrorists who were killed the previous day when they attacked Israeli soldiers. (Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP via Getty Images)

Pictured: Palestinian terrorists in Jenin on March 8, 2023, at the funeral of fellow terrorists who were killed the previous day when they attacked Israeli soldiers. (Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP via Getty Images)

Pictured: Palestinian terrorists in Jenin on March 8, 2023, at the funeral of fellow terrorists who were killed the previous day when they attacked Israeli soldiers. (Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP via Getty Images)

As Israel continues to face daily threats and terror attacks from Iran and its militia proxies, fourteen Democratic members of the US Congress have joined the Jihad (holy war) against Israelis by urging the Biden administration to reconsider US military aid to Israel.


The appeal, included in a letter signed by Rep. Jamaal Bowman and Sen. Bernie Sanders, was made public shortly after Palestinian terrorists shot dead a Jewish mother, Lucy Dee, 48, and her two daughters, Maia, 20, and Rina, 15, as they were driving to the north of Israel to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover.


In the letter, the lawmakers urged the Biden administration to ensure US taxpayer funds are not supporting “Israeli settlement projects,” and to determine whether US military aid is in violation of the Arms Export Control Act, which stipulates that US weapons are sold only for legitimate self-defense. “Furthermore, we call on your administration to ensure that all future foreign assistance to Israel, including weapons and equipment, is not used in support of gross violations of human rights,” the lawmakers said.


Lucy Dee and her two daughters, Rina and Maia, were among 19 Israelis murdered by Palestinian terrorists in the past two-and-a-half months. Last year, 33 Israelis were murdered and 192 injured in an unprecedented wave of terror attacks carried out by the Iranian-backed Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) groups, in addition to other militias affiliated with the Palestinian ruling Fatah faction headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.


The Congressmen’s letter ignores the dramatic increase in terror attacks against Israelis and makes no reference to the scores of innocent civilians murdered over the past year by Palestinian terrorists. The letter further ignores that Israel’s counterterrorism measures, which aim to save the lives of Israelis and Palestinians alike, are a legitimate act of self-defense.


The Israeli measures, including raids on the homes of terrorists and confiscation of weapons and ammunition, are the direct result of a 300% increase in terror attacks over the past year. In 2022, there were more than 8,000 terror attacks, including 230 shootings, eight stabbings and seven car-rammings. When there is no terrorism, there is no need for Israel to launch counterterrorism operations.


By stating that the US should halt military aid to Israel, the signatories of the letter signatories of the letter are in fact saying that Israel has no right to defend itself against those who are openly calling for the elimination of Israel and engaged in daily attempts to murder Jews.


When Israel uses weapons, it is with the purpose of combating terrorism and protecting the lives of its people. When Palestinians use weapons, it is always with the aim of murdering Jews.


The Palestinians do not distinguish between a Jew living in Tel Aviv and a Jew living in the West Bank. As far as the Palestinians are concerned, all Israeli Jews are “settlers” living in one big illegitimate settlement, Israel, which needs to be replaced by a 57th Muslim state, as optimistically noted by the presence of “Palestine” among the 57 members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), reportedly the world’s “second-largest inter-governmental organization.”


The members of Congress, in their letter, talk about the need for the US to stop funding “Israeli settlement projects.” If this happens, it would be a big boost for Iran and its proxies — Hamas and PIJ in the Gaza Strip, and Hezbollah in Lebanon — and even the Palestinian Authority. They outspokenly consider construction everywhere in Israel a “settlement project” and all Israeli Jews “settlers.” As official Palestinian television remarked, “All Israel is ‘our land Palestine’ – including Safed, Haifa, Acre, and Jaffa,” and “Israelis living in Haifa, Jaffa, and Be’er Sheva are ‘settlers.‘”


Hamas and its patrons in Iran are openly opposed to Jews building homes not only in the West Bank and Jerusalem, but anywhere in Israel. The reason? The mullahs in Tehran — and their proxies in Hamas, PIJ and Hezbollah — believe that the entire country of Israel has no right to exist (here, here, here and here) and state (here, here and here) that Israel should be eradicated, primarily through Jihad (holy war).


Iran and its agents are undoubtedly delighted to see the Congressmen’s attacks on Israel and calls for halting US financial and military aid. The Iranian regime and its friends want to see no country supporting Israel — not politically, not financially, not militarily. They want to see a weak Israel that they can then rip to shreds, as they have done, and are still doing, to Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.


“The U.S. State Department reports that Iran provides some $100 million a year to Palestinian armed groups, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad,” multiple news outlets reported last week.


It is safe to assume that the letter signed by the Congressmen offers Iran’s mullahs and their proxy militias a ray of hope that US politicians and lawmakers are also seeking ways to undermine Israel by depriving it of financial and military aid, hence facilitating their mission of eliminating it.


Iran and its proxy terror groups are already encircling Israel. They are sitting on its southern border, in the Gaza Strip, from where Hamas and PIJ continue to fire rockets regularly at Israel. They are sitting on Israel’s northern border, in Lebanon and Syria, where Hezbollah also has a strong political and military presence. According to the Alma research center in northern Israel, “Hezbollah currently possesses several hundred advanced conventional weapons, 70,000 ‘regular’ Long – medium – short missiles and rockets, 145,000 mortars of all kinds, and about 2,000 UAVs.” — all pointed at a country, Israel, about the size of New Jersey, and posing a genocidal threat.


The Congressmen’s letter, however, does not make any reference to these existential threats that Israel continues to face from Iran and Palestinian and Lebanese terror groups.


The Congressmen who signed the letter claim that US aid to Israel is being used to fund abuses of Palestinians’ rights is, bluntly, nothing but libels and lies. Israel’s counterterrorism operations are directed solely against the terrorists and their enablers, not against the Palestinian people, most of whom are not involved in the latest spate of terror attacks.


That is why most of the Palestinians killed in these operations were not civilians but armed terrorists. Regrettably, a few civilians were unintentionally killed during the Israeli counterterrorism operations — but that is what happens when terrorists operate in dense residential areas and shoot at Israeli troops from the rooftops and windows of private homes. The terrorists are using “human shields” — innocent people deliberately placed in harm’s way during incoming fire. These antics are part of shopworn plan to try to make Israel, when it engages in a counterterrorism operation, look bad. As the schoolyard bully put it, “It all started when he hit me back.”


If the members of Congress want to find out about human rights violations, they are invited to take a look at the repressive measures taken by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip against their own people.


Where were these members of Congress when the Palestinian Authority security forces beat to death human rights activist Nizar Banat? Where were these members of Congress when Hamas recently arrested Salem al-Sabah, head of the University of Palestine? Hamas did not offer any explanation as to why al-Sabah was arrested, but according to unconfirmed reports he had been accused of “corruption” — a charge that may have been spurious. Hamas often just arrests political activists, journalists and academics who dare to criticize the terror group or its leaders.


Al-Sabah’s family and several academics denounced the arrest as “illegal and arbitrary.”


Ibrahim Abu al-Naja, Palestinian Authority governor of Gaza, also expressed solidarity with al-Sabah: “It is important that we preserve our reputation and cultural and scientific heritage,” he said. The University of Palestine issued a statement condemning the arrest, as well.


Under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, there is no such thing as “free media.” Palestinian journalists are targeted on a dismayingly regular basis.


Do the members of Congress who signed the letter have anything to say about the abuses committed by Palestinians against Palestinians? Will these Congressmen call on the US administration to halt funding to the Palestinian leaders who are abusing their own citizens?


On the same day the letter was published, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces said he was optimistic about the chances that Israel would soon be destroyed. “With divine grace, soon there will be nothing called the Zionist regime,” he said. “The countdown for the disintegration of Zionism has begun.” In official jargon used by the Iranian regime, Israel is called “the Zionist entity” or “the Zionist regime.”


It is not clear whether the mullahs in Tehran were aware of the letter sent by their friends in the US Congress when they voiced hope that Israel was on its way to vanishing. What is clear, is that Israel’s ruthless enemies must be rejoicing each time they see Americans calling for punishing and imposing sanctions on the small state.


Israel and the Jews living in the land, for more than 100 years, have been under attack – since long before there ever were such political pretensions as “1948 borders” or “1967 borders.”


Now, as Israelis are once again burying their dead, a group of US Congressmen, instead of standing with Israel and condemning the terrorists, have chosen to call for weakening Israel and preventing it from carrying out even its basic duty of defending itself against terrorists who murder people for the “crime” of being Jews.


The Congressional letter awards a gold medal to the terrorists: it sends the message that if you are a terrorist, the US has your back.

Bassam Tawil is a Muslim Arab based in the Middle East.


Sultan Knish - The Journalism of Daniel Greenfield

Biden’s Coup in Israel

By 04April2023

In the early days of March, a small crowd of leftists gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Tel Aviv holding up signs reading, “Biden help!” and “Biden, Blinken, Our democracy is sinking”.

A speaker at the rally appealed to Biden to “save us from ourselves”.

leftists gathered outside U.S. consulate in Tel Aviv holding up signs Biden help!

leftists gathered outside U.S. consulate in Tel Aviv holding up signs Biden help!

The consulate rally was held under the banner of “Defend Israeli Democracy” which had organized international protests against democratic judicial reform that would have restored checks and balances. International rallies, including one in Berlin which featured women dressed as the ‘handmaids’ from the TV show and signs accusing Israel of “fascism” and being an “apartheid state”, were not speaking to Israelis, but to the international anti-Israel Left.


Clips from the Tel Aviv rally were remixed by another of the interchangeable anti-democracy groups, Yalla Tikva, urging Biden to save Israeli democracy. The operation was as slick with professional videography, editing and branding as it lacked a clear transparent structure.


Protests like these were not so much appealing to Biden as coordinating with the administration.


The anti-democracy rallies by organizations claiming to be fighting for democracy paralleled an unprecedented degree of interference from the Biden administration.


“We don’t want to interfere,” Biden told reporters after Israel had surrendered on reforming the judiciary. “Anyway, we’re not interfering.”


“They cannot continue down this road,” he warned.


On Monday morning, Biden’s ambassador delivered an ultimatum to Netanyahu ordering him to stop the reforms. Later that day, Netanyahu officially announced a pause on judicial reform.


This followed public statements from every Biden administration official, including Secretary of Defense Austin, warning Israel not to proceed and urging the democratically elected government to turn over the process to its political opponent: leftist figurehead Herzog who had served as Marc Rich’s lawyer when negotiating a pardon with the Clinton administration.


Why was the Biden administration so obsessed with internal questions such as who picked Israeli Supreme Court justices and whether they could ever be overruled by the legislature?


While the leftist rioters in the streets clamored that they were fighting for democracy, the Supreme Court is the least democratic institution and the mobs were demanding that it stay that way. None of the American media outlets or politicians accusing the Israeli government of threatening democracy ever got around to explaining why elected officials selecting justices is a good thing in America and a bad thing in Israel. As Ruth Wisse, the greatest living Jewish academic, pointed out in the Wall Street Journal, some of the same advocates of weakening the United States Supreme Court violently denounced efforts to check the power of Israel’s court.


The Israeli Supreme Court is mostly immune to democratic influences like elections, and is not governed by a constitution, but derives its power from claiming unlimited standing to take on any cases it likes. But to trigger this superpower, it needs nonprofit groups to bring cases to it. These nonprofits are primarily funded by foreign interests from George Soros, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Tides Center to foreign governments in the European Union and America.


How it works is simple enough. A leftist nonprofit funded by a foreign government sets out to stop a policy by a democratically elected government. Even though it is in no way affected by a policy, such as building homes in Judea or cracking down on terrorism, it sues anyway. And even though it lacks any standing, the Supreme Court takes the case anyway and rules for it.


The actual case however was really brought by Soros or the EU or D.C. The Israeli Supreme Court acts as a rubber stamp for rule by foreign governments through leftist groups.


While a lot of the online protest groups conducting anti-democracy rallies were unknown, the larger Israeli rallies were led by the Movement for Quality Government. MQG is a serial plaintiff which repeatedly brings cases to the Supreme Court. In 2020, MQG hired a D.C. law firm to investigate Netanyahu. That same year, MQG began getting money from the State Department.


State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel claimed that this was false because MQG “received a modest grant from the State Department that was initiated during the previous administration” meant to promote civics in schools.


“Any notion that we are propping up or supporting these protests or the initiators of them is completely and demonstrably false,” Patel fumed.


But money is fungible and the State Department was well aware that MQG’s primary field of activity was lawfare. The plague of leftist nonprofits funded by foreign governments is an old problem that predates this administration. And touching it is the real red line.


In 2016, there was outrage when the Israeli legislature passed a law requiring nonprofits to disclose foreign funding. Even though the government bureaucracy refused to enforce the law, it nonetheless resulted in MGQ disclosing its funding from the State Department.


The State Department had claimed then that asking nonprofits to reveal foreign funding would “have a chilling effect on the activities that these worthwhile organizations are trying to do”.


Examples of such worthwhile activities had included the State Department funding a previous protest campaign against Netanyahu in 2015 using a “peacebuilding” nonprofit named One Voice.


In 2021, Israel cracked down on six nonprofits tied to terrorist organizations. The State Department warned, “we will be engaging our Israeli partners for more information regarding the basis for the designation. We believe respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and a strong civil society are critically important to responsible and responsive governance.”


The pattern is not difficult to spot.


The Biden administration, the EU and other leftist foreign governments use nonprofits and the legal system to control Israeli policy. When those tools of control are threatened, they step in.


The Obama and Biden administrations had fumed when Israel began forcing nonprofits to follow the law, but judicial reform was a line in the sand. Had judicial reform passed, democracy would have come to Israel. And a bunch of leftist governments couldn’t have used their puppets to overrule the will of the people. That was why they did everything they could to stop it.


What the media portrayed as organic protests were nothing of the kind. They were often backed and organized by tech companies. Some of those same companies, to protest judicial reform, announced that they were pulling their money out of Israel and sending them to SVB. The collapse of the bank, closely associated with leftist interests in the United States, was only a brief inconvenience since the Biden administration rushed to bail out its depositors.


Israeli startups draw on investments from American companies and investors: many of them close to the Biden administration. The SVB connection, a clearinghouse for woke capital, just spelled out the obvious. The coup against democracy was backed by foreign interests and implemented by the billionaires, who control much of the Israeli media, and leftist activists who are employed by nonprofits funded by foreign governments and foundations.


Political consultants rushed to brand the coup as a “democracy” movement even though there’s nothing less democratic than protecting an undemocratic institution from democratic change.


The Biden administration, which had been in on it all along, pushed for a “compromise” from Marc Rich’s former lawyer that would have kept the Left in power even while denying what it was doing, or that judicial reform was shut down after a Biden ultimatum.


Prime Minister Netanyahu backed down, as he often has, but the confrontation was revealing because the puppet masters were forced to show their hand. American Jews were largely fooled by the media’s propaganda campaign, but Israelis saw all too clearly who the activists and, more importantly, the Supreme Court really works for and whose power it serves.


The Israeli Left has consistently lost elections while clinging to power through undemocratic institutions like the Supreme Court and fake third parties. It’s fighting a war on democracy that it’s bound to lose. The ‘handmaids’ marching in Berlin and the radicals holding up posters accusing Israel of fascism in Hitler’s city have shown Israelis what they really are.


The greatest threat to democracy in Israel has always come from the Left. What was once a domestic oligarchy has evolved into a puppet regime. And the Israeli Zionists have learned that they can expose the puppet masters by pulling on the puppets and seeing who comes for them.


“Biden help!”, “Biden, Blinken, Our democracy is sinking”, “save us from ourselves”.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center’s Front Page Magazine.


T. Belman. This article is brilliant. The battle is not over judicial reform but over the kind of Israel the Israelis want.  He sees no room for compromise. Read the whole thing.

I grappled with this issue eighteen years ago in my article, Particularism Before Universalism  and made the case for “particularism.

This raised howls of racism from some. But to deny your enemies certain rights is not racism, because it is not based on physical characteristics. It is self-defense, because it is based on their stated intention to destroy us. 

“Paul Eidelberg, in his important book Jewish Statesmanship, stands against a loyalty oath as the solution, “It is the height of impudence, of conceit and even of stupidity to grant equal political rights to Arabs in the expectation that they will renounce their religion and 1,300 year old civilization for a ballot box.”

I am a secular nationalist but have no confidence in liberal or reform Judaism to survive. Look at the Jews in America. They are doomed. But I do believe that way can be found that allows for the two Israels to coexist.


Zionism’s Moment of Decision

The massive protests preceding Israel’s 75th birthday have resurrected a century-old question that now demands an answer: A Jewish state or state for Jews?

by Liel Leibovitz April 19, 2023


Having just returned from Israel, the country where I was born and grew up, and of which I am still a proud citizen, I apologize for being the bearer of bad news: There will be no easy, sane, or rational end to the protest movement that erupted in response to the ruling coalition’s proposed judicial reforms. In fact, the content of those reforms has ceased to matter to anyone involved on either side. The government’s promise to temporarily halt the legislation and convene a broad-based committee tasked with finding a compromise under the supervision of President Herzog has barely registered with the protesters, and one major member of the opposition, the Labor Party, has already quit the negotiations. Nor did a string of gruesome terror attacks, coming on the heels of Passover, shift the collective focus away from taking to the streets. What is going on in Israel now has passed from the realm of the political to the metaphysical, which means that compromise is not possible. Instead, day by day, the arguments are getting louder and more cutting, and animosity is everywhere on display.


This is because Israelis realize, consciously or not, that they’re no longer arguing about a series of proposed bills designed to change the balance of power between the executive and the judiciary branches. Nor are they arguing about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition. Nor does it matter whether Netanyahu continues to lead his coalition, or steps down, or offers Benny Gantz the job of defense minister. Nor does it have anything to do with Jewish or Muslim demography, or with a future Palestinian state—whether or not such an entity ever exists, or doesn’t exist, in any part of the West Bank or Jordan.


Israelis aren’t arguing about politics anymore. They are fighting about the future, not only of Israel but of Zionism, the miraculous movement that, in the span of one century, freed the Jews from their respective houses of bondage, returned them to their indigenous homeland, taught them the spells of sovereignty, and powered their miniscule nation’s growth from embattled weakling to global powerhouse. And as a result, this is strictly an inter-Jewish affair, one pitting millennia of Jewish particularity against the promise of universalism once embodied in the Catholic Church, then in the Enlightenment, and now in the technocratic politics that unite the civilized right and the progressive left in the club of advanced countries that has, with increasing misgivings, included Israel among their number.


It’s a fight that isn’t going to end quickly, or with anything remotely resembling a compromise, because it’s about a question so central even the brave and prescient founders of the country avoided answering it. Israelis must now decide if they want a state for Jews, or a Jewish state.


Writing in 1888, the critic and essayist Asher Zvi Ginsberg, better known as Ahad Ha’am, or One of the People, argued that merely ushering scores of Jews to Eretz Yisrael would achieve little. Unless the Jews created a robust Jewish culture, he thundered, their experiment at self-government would produce just another diaspora, this one more tragic for taking root in the sacred soil of the Promised Land. Israel, he concluded, needed to become a spiritual center, a state unlike any other on Earth.


To today’s protesters, even the decidedly secular Ahad Ha’am’s answer sounds like more of a threat than a promise. Late at night at a Tel Aviv sidewalk cafe, I asked one of the leaders of the massive demonstrations now entering their 15th week to share with me her vision for Israel’s future. She declined to be identified by name—the movement’s leaders are reluctant to talk about who is organizing what, or paid for by whom—but she was happy to answer my question. “We’re here because we want this to be a normal state, you understand?” she said, “just like the United States or France or Germany. We don’t want this country to be taken over by those fanatics with their beards and their religion.”


Arutz Sheva

The true agenda of Israel’s mass protests has been laid bare

That agenda includes America’s outrageous attack on Netanyahu’s right to govern. Op-ed.

Melanie Phillips, 31March2023,

(JNS) Whatever one thinks about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, any true Israeli patriot will surely react viscerally to U.S. President Joe Biden’s outrageous attack on Israel’s right to govern itself without foreign interference.


On Monday, Netanyahu announced he was suspending his coalition’s judicial reform legislation in order to negotiate a compromise with the opposition.


The next day, Biden told Netanyahu to “walk away” from the legislation, saying he was “very concerned” about the health of Israeli democracy. Warning that Israel “cannot continue down this road,” he added for good measure that he wouldn’t be inviting Netanyahu to the White House “in the near term.”


It is deeply disturbing that the U.S. should brazenly and insultingly interfere in the internal affairs of another country and tell its prime minister how to behave. Biden was supposedly speaking as Israel’s friend, but he sounded like a colonial administrator barking at the natives to fall into line.


While Likud politicians hit the roof, left-wing and centrist politicians and commentators got behind Biden and kicked Netanyahu even more viciously in the head.


After three months of mass protests, incitement to hysteria and ludicrous hyperbole about the end of democracy that have caused Israel untold social, financial and reputational damage, those who shared responsibility for the crisis took their cue from Biden and blamed Netanyahu instead.


Benny Gantz, leader of the National Unity party, called Biden’s comments “an urgent wake-up call for the Israeli government,” which he accused of delivering a “strategic blow” to Israel’s ties with the U.S.


One of his MKs, Gideon Sa’ar, declared, “Never has any government caused such immense damage to the country in such a short time.” He called Likud politicians’ objection to Biden’s unprecedented foreign interference “a total loss of judgment.”


This is all straight out of the Palestinian Arabs’ Orwellian playbook: Subject Israel to aggression and then blame Israel for causing that aggression by choosing to exist.


That’s not to say there aren’t valid concerns about Israel’s beleaguered prime minister. How could this master political strategist have been so maladroit that he ended up waving a white flag to the mob, thus dealing a terrible and possibly terminal blow to his own authority and to Israel’s defense against its enemies?


The obvious answer is that he was trapped. On the one hand, he should have realized far earlier than he did that he hadn’t taken enough of the public with him and therefore needed to make a tactical retreat to regroup. On the other hand, he needed to prevent his coalition allies from bolting and bringing down his government.


The truth is, however, that creating the current coalition, with its members over whom there are anxieties and for whose inflammatory agenda Netanyahu would personally have had little time, was the only way he could return as prime minister.


The reason for this was that Netanyahu had become a fatally divisive figure. It was obvious several years ago that, if he had stepped down, the Likud would probably have comfortably returned to power. The reason it did not, despite the blocs of voters who will always vote for Netanyahu, was because of the passionate dislike the prime minister now provokes.


Even among those who had previously voted Likud, many were alarmed by the way in which Netanyahu marginalized his ministers and concentrated power on himself. They believed he would say anything to get himself out of tight spots and then go back on his word.


The reason so many nevertheless stuck with him was his unmatched global strategic sense and clear understanding of the dire threats from both Iran and its Biden administration appeasers.


Now, his missteps have exhausted this priceless political capital and allowed the Biden administration to say that he’s finished—thus helping to potentially bring this about.


Even some of Netanyahu’s erstwhile supporters are wondering if he’s lost his touch. According to one poll this week, 53% of those who voted Likud in the last election said he was doing a bad job as prime minister.


Notwithstanding reservations about Netanyahu, however, we need to be very clear about what’s actually going on here. Biden’s remarks merely crystallize what’s been obvious from the start to those with eyes to see.


Whatever individual protesters may have told themselves, the real purpose of the uprising was not to stop judicial reform. It was to get rid of Netanyahu.


As the veteran law professor and Israel advocate Alan Dershowitz said on the TV station i24 a couple of weeks ago, the claim that the protests were intended to stop the judicial reforms from destroying democracy was patently ridiculous. The reforms, he said, would make Israel’s political system similar to that of countries like the U.S., Britain and Canada.


As Dershowitz observed, the real purpose of the massive protests was to overturn the result of Israel’s democratic election. And it would do this by making it impossible for Netanyahu to govern.


Opposition leader Yair Lapid launched the uprising with his battle cry of “bring the government down.” Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak said that, if the reforms passed, people were duty-bound to refuse orders by “an illegitimate regime” because it risked becoming a “de facto dictatorship.”


Protesters absurdly claimed that the reform program—proposed by a democratically elected government—was a “coup.” Since the obvious response to an actual dictator’s coup is to try to bring him down, it was disingenuous for those protesters to pretend they were merely objecting to the judicial reforms.


For its part, the Biden administration wants a pliable Israeli prime minister who won’t challenge its all-too-obvious decision to live with an Iranian nuclear bomb. It also requires a prime minister who will kowtow to American demands to give away land and Israel’s security to the Palestinian Arabs.


So, the Bidenites have been supporting the protests, not only verbally but reportedly financially too. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) tweeted this week: “It’s clear that Biden and his officials are high from funding what they believe to be successful anti-government protests in Israel.”


Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Danny Ayalon said the Biden administration believed Netanyahu was “imperiling the security interests of the U.S.” because “to them, democracy is like a religion; they don’t compromise.”


The administration’s views are preposterous. First, the “risk to democracy” from the judicial reforms is no more than feverish agitprop cynically aimed at enlisting the Israeli middle-class as useful idiots.


On Unherd, protest organizers admitted that they abandoned their original agenda of solidarity with the Palestinian Arabs when they realized the public relations damage done by waving the Palestinian flag. So, they flooded the protests with Israeli flags instead. One organizer said, “We sacrificed our own agenda so the middle-class would come.”


Moreover, the Biden administration is itself imperiling American and Israeli security by groveling to the Iranian regime and merely administering feeble slaps on the wrist when Iran attacks American assets.


Now that the left has been empowered by humbling Netanyahu, there will be no end to this. One of the elite reserve pilots who threatened not to serve over the reforms denounced Netanyahu’s pause as irrelevant. There was no need for negotiations, he said chillingly. No compromise would be acceptable. There should be no judicial reform at all.


A leader of the protesting pilots said that, although they were returning to duty, they will renew their threat if the negotiations don’t satisfy them.


The protesters’ success with their street uprising means they will henceforth use their newfound power to thwart the coalition’s ability to govern again and again.


That is the antithesis of democracy. It is truly frightening that so many in Israel today refuse to see it.

Melanie Phillips, a British journalist, broadcaster and author, writes a weekly column for JNS. Currently a columnist for “The Times of London,” her personal and political memoir “Guardian Angel” has been published by Bombardier, which also published her first novel, “The Legacy.” Go tomelaniephillips.substack.comto access her work.


Arutz Sheva

Ted Cruz: Biden high from funding anti-government protests in Israel

Texas Republican Senator accuses President of ‘shunning close American allies like Netanyahu’ while ‘gleefully hosting anti-US radicals.’

Israel National News 29March2023

US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) - Photo: Reuters

US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) – Photo: Reuters

US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed US President Joe Biden and accused him of funding anti-government protests in Israel.


“Utterly disgraceful. Biden gleefully hosts anti-American radicals like Lula, while shunning close American allies like Netanyahu,” Cruz tweeted today (Wednesday). “It’s clear that Biden and his officials are high from funding what they believe to be successful anti-government protests in Israel.”

On Tuesday, Biden said of the controversy surrounding the Israeli government’s planned judicial reforms: “Like many strong supporters of Israel, I’m very concerned. I’m concerned that they get this straight. They cannot continue down this road. I’ve sort of made that clear.”


Biden added he would not invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House in the near term.

Netanyahu responded by speaking of his long friendship with Biden, the strength of the US-Israel relationship, and Israel’s rights as a sovereign nation.


“I have known President Biden for over 40 years, and I appreciate his longstanding commitment to Israel. The alliance between Israel and the United States is unbreakable and always overcomes the occasional disagreements between us.”


“Israel is a sovereign country which makes its decisions by the will of its people and not based on pressures from abroad, including from the best of friends,” Netanyahu added.

Earlier today, a senior Biden Administration official told the left-leaning Forward newspaper that Netanyahu had made a “gross miscalculation” in his handling of the judicial reform issue.


JerusalemCats Comments: What the COLOR REVOLUTION will bring to Israel.


A ‘resistance’ coup just defeated Israeli democracy


T. Belman. Tobin’s best commentary ever.

A false narrative about Netanyahu’s “judicial coup” may achieve its goal of toppling him. But more than that, the consequences for future governments and U.S.-Israel relations are ominous.

By Jonathan Tobin

(March 27, 2023 / JNS) After months of increasingly strident mass protests against his government’s plans to reform Israel’s out-of-control and highly partisan judicial system, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have given in to the pressure. He said he was going to be “delaying judicial reform to give real dialogue a chance.” But it’s highly doubtful that this will merely be a timeout that will help his supporters regroup and enable opponents to calm down and accept a compromise on the issue.


On the contrary, Netanyahu is waving the white flag on judicial reform—and everyone knows it. And since the ultimate goal of the protests was not just preventing legislation from being passed but to topple the government, it’s far from clear whether the prime minister can long stay in power after this humiliation since his allies are shaken and his opponents won’t be satisfied until he’s ejected from office.


Whether that will happen remains to be seen. But the one thing that is clear is that the consequences of the events of the last months go far beyond the future of the Israeli legal system.


Netanyahu’s announcement is leading to celebrations on the Israeli left as well as among their foreign supporters, especially in the Biden administration and liberal Jewish groups. And they have good reason to celebrate. The anti-Bibi resistance was able to sell the world a false narrative about their efforts being nothing more than a successful effort to defend democracy against the efforts of would-be authoritarians who wanted to create a fascist theocratic state.


But the notion that an uprising of the “people” has stopped a “coup” by Netanyahu and his allies is pure projection. What the world has just witnessed was itself a soft coup. Fueled by contempt for the nationalist and religious voters whose ballots gave Netanyahu’s coalition a clear Knesset majority in November and imputing to them their own desire for crushing political opponents, the cultural left has shown that it has an effective veto over the results of a democratic election.


In exercising that veto, they have given Israel’s enemies, who don’t care how much power the courts have or who the prime minister of the Jewish state is, ammunition that will make their international campaign to isolate their country more effective.


More importantly, they’ve broken rules and set precedents that will impact future Israeli governments no matter who is leading them. They’ve shown that not even an election can be allowed to break the left’s stranglehold on effective power via a system of courts and legal advisors that have effectively made Israel a juristocracy rather than a country ruled by the representatives of the people. That sends a dangerous message to the people whose votes determined the outcome of the election—that their views don’t matter and that they should lose faith in the ability of political action to have an impact on society.

The opposition didn’t play by the rules

Netanyahu and his fellow coalition members made a lot of mistakes in the last few months. The prime minister was inhibited by an outrageous ruling from the attorney general that effectively silenced him on the most important issue facing his country. Still, by concentrating most of his efforts on trying to rally reluctant Western nations to face up to the threat of Iran, he was distracted from what was going on at home.


He had been criticized for trying to force fundamental change to the justice system via a relatively narrow partisan majority without a national consensus. But those who say this are hypocrites. A left-wing Israeli government forced the disastrous Oslo Accords with an even narrower majority. Democrats like President Joe Biden, who make the same claim, also seem to be forgetting that the Obama administration he served did the same thing with health care despite the lack of a consensus or even making minimal gestures towards compromise.


Given the way his opponents have been willing to go to any length to defame or delegitimize him and even to drag him into court on trumped up flimsy charges of corruption, Netanyahu underestimating his opponents is hard to fathom. Having broken a three-year-long political stalemate by gaining 64 seats in the Knesset to form the first clear majority since he won in 2015, the prime minister somehow thought his foes would play by the rules and let him govern.


He failed to understand that—like the willingness of the American political left to do anything to defeat former President Donald Trump, even if meant dragging the country through three years dominated by the Russia collusion hoax—his opponents were prepared to set the country on fire, destabilize its economy and even weaken its national defense to throw him out. The notion that restraining the power of the court—something that opposition leader Yair Lapid used to support before he realized that latching on to the resistance would give him a chance to erase his defeat last year—was the point of the protests was always false. The same could be said of the claim that preventing the courts from selectively exercising unaccountable power without any basis in law was the end of democracy or the first step towards the creation of a theocratic state.


With the chaos in the streets—with the financial, legal, cultural, media and academic establishments joining with the left-wing opposition—the prime minister already had his back to the wall. But the widespread refusal of many reservists, especially among those with skilled positions such as pilots, to refuse to report for reserve duty threatened the country’s national security. Along with general strikes that forced closures at airports and shutdowns of medical services, that proved to be the last straw and led already shaky members of the coalition to lose heart.


The coalition was slow to mobilize its own voters, who, after all, did outnumber the opposition in the recent election. The government’s supporters were forced to watch impotently as their leaders faltered, feuded among themselves and failed to act decisively to fight the battle for public opinion.


Going forward in the face of a resistance that was ready to trash even the most sacred of Israeli civic traditions involving national defense in order to gain a political victory became impossible. And with his own party losing discipline, and the U.S. government and many leading institutions of American Jewish life similarly backing the opposition, Netanyahu had no choice but to try and prevent any further damage.


Netanyahu has made a career out of repeatedly proving wrong those who have written his political obituary. Still, if the protests continue—and there is no reason to believe they will fully stop until a new election date is set—the government can try to reset the debate as being one about the left’s appetite for power and not their supposed devotion to democracy.


Whether they succeed is not as important as the implications of a political battle in which large numbers of people were prepared to sabotage the country in order to preserve the establishment’s power to determine policy regardless of who wins elections.

Implications for the future

Will that happen every time the right wins an election from now on? Probably. That means not only will the juristocracy defend its power, but its supporters are permanently committed to thwarting the will of voters who may continue to outnumber them in the future.


And how will a theoretical government of the left—assuming, as many now do, that Lapid and his allies can win the next election—react if large numbers of right-wing opponents try to play the same game? If the debate over the disastrous Oslo Accords and the 2005 Gaza withdrawal are any gauge of their behavior, they will crack down on their opponents in ways that Netanyahu hesitated to do this year with widespread jailing of dissidents. Dismissals from the army of those who refuse orders rather than the gentle lectures the anti-Bibi refuseniks got will also be likely.


While the left threatened violence against their opponents and even civil war if they didn’t get their way about judicial reform, who really believes they will hesitate to initiate one if they are in power and the right rises up in the streets the way we’ve just witnessed?


Similarly, the implications for Israel’s foreign relations are equally ominous. The opposition has essentially legitimized American involvement in Israel’s domestic politics even on an issue that had nothing to do with the questions of territory and peace. That weakens the country’s independence at a dangerous time when, as Netanyahu has been trying to point out, the threat from Iran is growing.


What’s more, Netanyahu’s opponents have (whether they realize it or not) also legitimized arguments aimed at denying that Israel is a democracy. While his foes think that this will only apply to times when the right wins elections, they may come to realize that to the antisemites who assail the Jewish state in international forums and in American politics where the intersectional left is increasingly influential, that will also apply to governments led by parties not named Likud.


Ultimately, Israel’s citizens—whether through democratic elections or mob actions that break governments and Knesset majorities—will determine their own fate. And those who look on from abroad must accept the outcome of these struggles and continue to support the Jewish state against its enemies.


Yet far from defending Israel from authoritarian forces, the protesters have established a precedent that will haunt future governments of all kinds and shake the foundation of its democracy. Whether that damage can be undone remains an open question.

Jonathan S. Tobin is editor-in-chief of JNS (Jewish News Syndicate). Follow him on Twitter at: Jonathans_tobin.


Arutz Sheva

NYT, Washington Post: Mossad encouraged anti-govt protests

Leaked CIA intelligence document claims senior Mossad officials encouraged employees, civilians to protest judicial reforms. Prime Minister’s office vehemently denies reports.


Two leading American newspapers, the New York Times and the Washington Post, reported that among the classified American intelligence documents which have been leaked online in recent days is an assessment that senior members of Israel’s Mossad spy agency encouraged the agency’s employees and the general population to protest against the Israeli government’s planned judicial reforms.


According to the document, which was dated March 1 2023, the senior officials’ backing of the protests included “several explicit calls to action that decried the Israeli Government.”


The document is allegedly an intelligence assessment from the American CIA, and does not include the names of the specific officials who encouraged the protests.


The FBI is investigating the leak, and it is currently believed that the leaked documents are authentic.


Both newspapers reported that senior Israeli officials denied the reports.


The Prime Minister’s office issued a statement this morning (Sunday) vehemently denying the reports.


“The report that was published overnight in the American press is mendacious and without any foundation whatsoever. The Mossad and its senior officials did not – and do not – encourage agency personnel to join the demonstrations against the government, political demonstrations or any political activity. The Mossad and its serving senior personnel have not engaged in the issue of the demonstrations at all and are dedicated to the value of service to the state that has guided the Mossad since its founding,” the Prime Minister’s Office reported.


In February, Mossad chief David Barnea issued an unusual authorization allowing Mossad employees to participate in the anti-judicial reform protests, and former heads of the Mossad publicly called for the freezing of the judicial reform legislation. It is possible that these events are what the intelligence assessment is referring to.



Former Shin Bet Analyst: It’s a War between Netanyahu and a Polluted State Establishment


T. Belman. This is as scary as it is true.

By David Israel, JEWISH PRESS   – March 27, 2023

Dr. Doron Matza, a former senior Shin Bet official who lectures at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, on Monday wrote in Makor Rishon that the demonstrations on Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv are just a smoke screen for the real coup on the part of the IDF, the police, the state attorney’s office, the universities, and many other components of Israel’s civil society. According to Matza, the consequences of the government’s lack of control as an executive authority over these institutions are long-term.


At this point, on March 27, 2023, it is unclear whether Israel is entering its own version of a civil war. But what’s clear, according to Dr. Matza, is that the coalition government is not facing only a very hostile opposition and well-organized and financed demonstrators, but also the entire state apparatus without which you can’t run the country.


“The public protest is not the point,” writes Dr. Matza. “The truth is that it is very limited, although it gets a lot of resonance for obvious reasons. At the heart of the matter is the other protest. The one that is not physically wrapped in the country’s flags, but actually goes against it. At first, it started as an unspoken protest. It was hinted at, partly disguised, but now it becomes explicit, visible, and dangerous. It is a protest of the establishments that have a clear influence on everyday practices.”


Here are the symptoms of an establishment that’s openly rebelling against the country’s elected majority government, according to Matza: The heads of the universities decided to take the students captive and shut down studies. Of course, they didn’t ask who supports or opposes the judicial reform – it was taken for granted that everyone was against it. The Histadrut trade union’s leadership is shutting down the economy, also without asking the members. The state attorney’s office has been operating for a long time as an independent entity, free to set traps for elected officials, using illegal spyware and brutal interrogations, occasionally of sickly and elderly relatives of witnesses.


Similar phenomena have permeated the security system as well. And the army, too, is politicized, as can be seen from its feeble treatment of insubordinate reservists. The same goes for the police who have been treating outrageously violent protesters with kid gloves and paused to smile for selfies.


“Large parts of the public systems and large establishments have not only become politically polluted, but they are the ones who define the agenda without the government having any control over them nor the ability to lead the country with them,” writes Matza.



The New Israel Fund is paying for the protests – proof

April 4, 2023

Just a quick one, while I get my Pesach cleaning finished up.

Following on from THIS post, where we learned that MEPI and the US State Department IS funding a lot of these protests, today more interesting information came up, showing another familiar name is also funding these protests heavily.

We are of course talking about the New Israel Fund.

(No need to say more about them, it’s nauseating enough already.)


If you go HERE, you’ll find a page in Hebrew on the New Israel Fund’s own website, where they are boasting about just how much cash they are throwing at these ‘supporting democracy’ protests.

Here’s a couple of Google-translated screenshots:










Getting the picture now?

Apparently, the New Israel Fund thinks that people voting for policies that they don’t agree with, and that go against their ‘liberal agenda’ is the biggest threat to ‘democracy’ they’ve ever heard of.

Here’s a tip: whenever you see choreographed anything at any ‘grass roots demonstration’, and / or you see a bunch of people carrying exactly the same signs, it should now be a no-brainer to understand that someone is paying for all that.

The real question is:


And the next question is:

To what end?


Let’s end with this, because we all need a laugh.

Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm round of applause to the marching ‘National Guard Nazis Dance Troupe’, appearing at a left-wing protest funded by the US State Department and the New Israel Fund any day soon:


Documenting Israel-tweet-2april2023-Yesterday disgusting leftists in Tel Aviv paraded around in Nazi style clothing

Documenting Israel-tweet-2april2023-Yesterday disgusting leftists in Tel Aviv paraded around in Nazi style clothing


If someone from the New Israel Fund of CIA is reading this post – please, up your spending on whoever you are paying to choreograph this.

Goebbels is turning in his grave.

Even propaganda has to be churned out professionally.




Breathing a sigh of relief


Thank God, yesterday passed without any serious incidents or clashes here in Israel.

That is truly an open miracle that we all need to be grateful for.

Yet another war – a civil war, this time – somehow got headed off at the pass, and now we’ll see what happens next, as the dust starts to settle and more of us remember that Pesach is next week, and there’s cleaning, shopping and cooking to do.

I looked across the headlines of a few places today, and it was that familiar, weird, situation of ‘everything just disappeared’.

The air came out of the tire, the heat came out of the fire, like it has done so many times in the past, when all these manufactured crises and wars somehow get ‘deflated’ by Am Yisrael’s sincere teshuva and prayers.


Of course, no-one is saying we are out of the woods just yet, because we aren’t.

The crazy people on both sides of the argument are still in charge, for now, and they will try again, just like they did with all the Covid lockdowns, and just like they are still trying to do with ‘war with Iran’, and a billion other nefarious schemes.

That’s how they always work.

They bide their time, and try again.

But this time, it’s not going to pan out quite the same way.

Too many people are really starting to wake up to the fact that all this is a manipulated puppet show, and ‘fake news’.


My husband was explaining to me yesterday that if everything got ‘exploded’ in one day, it would be awful.

So, this is how geula is coming, step by slow step, on the back of a donkey.

A few hundreds of thousands of people in Israel have now realised that the politics here is a total waste of time, and no answer to any of our real problems.

That’s tremendous!

Because once people start to understand that the politicians, doctors and stock market aren’t the solution to their problems, that opens them up to discovering the REAL solution – i.e. Hashem.

If that’s all this balagan achieved – dayenu.

Now maybe more of us will stop wasting our time ‘debating’ over evil politicians of all stripes, and spending much more time actually turning to God, praying and working on our own bad middot – especially the sin of sinas chinam.


I just want to give a shout out, to all those people, all over Israel and in the Jewish world, who have spent the last few weeks talking peace and trying to practise ahavat chinam, while all around the psychos have been banging the war drums.

I’m talking about the mums who didn’t lose it with their teenagers…

The husbands who didn’t lose it with their wives, who have been spending every cent they own trying to get ready for Seder Night…

The neighbors who put up with all the loud music and commotion late at night…

The friends who decided to forgive and play things down, when they have been hurt and offended…

The people who made peace with family members they’ve been arguing with, or disliking, for a long time….

These people are the real heroes here – and they can be found in every single community and on every single ‘side’.


And also all those people at the demonstrations, who every time the violence was flaring up with the hot heads on both sides, they got in the middle and calmed things down.

And also the municipality of Bnei Brak, with its cholent and Shabbos songs.

There has been plenty of footage to make us all cringe the last few weeks, but there has also been so much ‘good’ sprouting out of all this, just  no-one is really paying attention.

Because the bad news always gets the bigger headlines.


It’s the small people, the simple people, and their simple emuna, and their simple tehillim and prayers, who bring the geula, and put the crown on the head of Moshiach.

May we all be zocheh to be included with them.


PS: This is why I still am telling my kids and anyone who will listen, to avoid all ‘demonstrations’ of this type:

Translated from Hebrew by 

This day is not over: in Paris Square in Jerusalem an hour ago, a girl who slapped a police officer suffered explosions. In the first seconds you can see the slap, at the end of the video he also picks up his glasses. The guy who took the picture told me “he was the commander of the incident, yes she was wrong to raise her hand, but you can see the difference in the police response between the left and right demonstrations.”

daniel amram-tweet-27March2023-This day is not over

daniel amram-tweet-27March2023-This day is not over


The police are used to beating up ‘right wingers’ and will do so with no provocation.

I don’t want my kids getting violently attacked by psychos in uniform.

And while we’re on the subject, why does Israel need a ‘National Guard’?

We have enough violent psychos in uniform willing to hurt the public on the PM’s say-so already.

Don’t we?



JerusalemCats Comments: More proof of a leftist Colour Revolution
Arutz Sheva

Despite legislation freeze: Countrywide demonstrations against judicial reform continue

Demonstrations against the legislation were held in 150 locations. Protest organizers feel government not interested in reaching consensus.

Israel National News 1April2023,

Demonstrations were held Saturday evening against the government’s judicial reform legislation despite the legislation freeze that was announced on Monday. According to the protest organizers, demonstrations took place in 150 locations across the country, with the central one being in central Tel Aviv as in past weeks.


Prior to the demonstration in Tel Aviv, protesters marched down Rothschild Boulevard to Kaplan Street, where Natan Netanyahu, the Prime Minister’s cousin, whose mother served as a Supreme Court justice, spoke.


In Jerusalem, the author David Grossman and Ori Banki, the father of Shira Banki, who was murdered at the city’s LGBT pride parade in 2015, addressed the demonstrators. A demonstration was also held across from the home of Justice Minister Yariv Levin in Modiin.
The demonstration outside the home of Justice Minister Levin:

Attorney Dr. Eliad Shraga, the Chairman of the Movement for Quality Government, addressed a demonstration in Ashdod: “We are the light, and Netanyahu and his partners are the darkness. We are democracy, and they are dictatorship. We are love, and they are hate!


Netanyahu, like a man who runs from the truth, knows deep inside that he is not fit to be the prime minister, he knows he doesn’t reach the minimum ethical bar to be prime minister, he knows he’s corrupt, he knows he’s ethically rotten, and he knows he doesn’t lead by example.”


The protest organizers stated: “We are for weeks away from the passing of the dictatorial law. Whoever read what the Justice Minister and other officials said understands that, unfortunately, they don’t want to reach a consensus, but only want to gain time and put the protests to sleep.”



Holding the line


It’s been a pretty intense few days here.

BH, when the Deep State planned ‘civil war’ last week disappeared, around Tuesday, within half an hour everything kind of went back to ‘normal’.


And that was even more head-wrecking, to be pulled back from the cusp of something truly horrible last week, BH, and then all of a sudden, I’m back to doing my Pesach prep like nothing just happened here….


All last week, my eyes were playing up like crazy.

They kinda hurt, kind of weren’t seeing too well, were kinda heavy to keep open….


On Shabbat, one of my kids also developed an eye infection, and she said to me:

I think my eyes did this because I don’t really want to see what’s going on in the world at the moment, and all the hatred.

That’s when the penny dropped, that my eyes were doing the same thing.


Finally, Shabbat afternoon, the dam finally broke, and I just found myself crying for a few hours.

The last few years, I’ve had long stretches of time when I’ve felt so alone in this ‘spiritual war’ being waged by the forces of evil.


The lone ‘crazy’ who was talking about Bill Gates and the Rockefellers as soon as the plandemic kicked off; the lone ‘crazy’ who was petrified by all the AI facial recognition 5—-G tech appearing on a lamp-post opposite my house (and by now, almost certainly, opposite yours’, too….)


And let’s not even talk about the lone ‘crazy’ whose been telling people for years and years and years just how corrupt, violent and evil the State of Israel, and its institutions, and its ‘law enforcement’ actually is.


On the one hand, it’s totally sickening, to see the police here beat people up violently, with no justification.

Like this, a young woman being beaten up in Tel Aviv:


daniel amram-tweet-01April 2023-young woman being beaten up in Tel Aviv.

daniel amram-tweet-01April 2023-young woman being beaten up in Tel Aviv.


And like this, an elderly man being beaten up on a bus in Jerusalem yesterday:

Translated from Hebrew by

An elderly man was brutally arrested after he boarded a bus in Jerusalem without paying and refused to identify himself. What has been going on with the police lately? They don’t have rapists, robbers, murderers, pedophiles to deal with? Let them come to our channel, we will arrange a job for them.

daniel amram-tweet-02April2023-An elderly-man was brutally arrested

daniel amram-tweet-02April2023-An elderly-man was brutally arrested



The police here are just beating anyone up they want to, men, women, old, young, with ‘justification’ – or totally without.

And they have been doing the same thing to the Arabs and the chareidim and the Hilltop Youth for decades, just no-one cared when it was only those people.


But now, that’s starting to change, BH.

Please understand, we are already in a military dictatorship, regardless of who we vote for, and that’s been going on since the beginning of the State of Israel.


The good news is that more and more people are starting to wake up to this reality.


So, it’s very hard living through all this chaos, hatred and uncertainty, on the one hand.

But on the other, it seems there is no other way of doing this birur, that it’s the Deep State controllers who keep trying to spark a civil war, with their labels of ‘left’ and ‘right’ and their fake news, and their State-sponsored violence – while 95% of Am Yisrael are actually good people, with good souls, and good hearts.


Just we never hear about those people, because they aren’t corrupt politicians, bureaucrats, billionaires, media stars or journalists.


But, once you realise it’s the same police beating you up violently, and also beating the other people up violently  – that does wonders for national unity, honestly.


So, Shabbat I had a good cry, both because of what has been going on, but also, because I see more and more people are starting to see what’s really going on, and that’s a huge relief.

To not be the lone ‘crazy’ any more.


But, they didn’t give up yet.

The fake news is continuing.

Like this story, that a bunch of lefties apparently broke into someone’s apartment just to start a fire near the Ayalon.

אנרכיסטים שמאלנים פרצו לבית ושדדו אותו ושרפו – האמנם? או פייק ניוז? ערוץ 14


(The headline on this is: Left-wing anarchists broke into the house and robbed it and burned it – did they? Or fake news? Channel 14)….

Except…. so many of the details don’t pan out, and it looks like yet another attempt to paint a picture in the media of ‘crazed lunatics’ on the other side of the debate.


Except…. the real crazed lunatics here are orchestrating the violence and anarchy on all sides of this equation.

Never forget that.


It’s kind of what happened with the plandemic, all over again.


It didn’t really matter if you were pro or anti masking, if you believed in the vax or not.

What mattered, is whether you felt your beliefs entitled you to treat other people with violence and total disdain.


The same disturbed people who were calling for ‘unvaxxed’ to be shipped off to camps had their mirror image in disturbed people on the other side of the equation, called for ‘vaxxed shedders’ to be shipped off to camps.

But, anyone who talks like this is clearly demented.


And it’s the same here.


Doesn’t matter if you think you are ‘right’ or ‘left’, what matters, is how much you respect the basic humanity of the people on the other side.


And how much you are willing to extend the hand of friendship and achdut to people you strongly disagree with, without calling them ‘animals’, or calling for massive, unjustified, punitive measure against them.

Because sooner or later, those ‘punitive measures’ will be launched against all of us, if we don’t band together and continue to act from a place of compassion, and not blind fear and hatred.


That’s the test that is going on now.

The Deep State controllers are watching to see if you and me are going to give them the green light to continue beating up, persecuting and hurting people, just because they are on ‘the other side’ of the debate.

And if we do – woe to us.


I don’t care if someone is a ‘leftie’ or ‘rightie’, I care about whether the punishments being meted out by the authorities fit the crime.


And they mostly don’t.


And the next riots here won’t be about Judicial Reform.

They’ll be about being locked down yet again, or herded into 15 minute ‘Smart Cities’, or whatever other yucky plans the Deep State Controllers have for all of us.


So think very carefully about cheering on violence and hatred, even when it’s aimed at people ‘on the other side’.


We are all one people, one Am.


And the time to remember that, to hold the line, and to stand up for compassion, dialogue and non-violent ways of solving our differences is now.




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Hamas Terrorists Listed as ‘Journalists’ in Hatchet Job Report

Israel has been sharply criticized over press freedom in a report published this week by the Committee to Protect Journalists, timed to coincide with the year anniversary of the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen…

Rachel O’Donoghue 09May2023
Israel has been sharply criticized over press freedom in a report published this week by the Committee to Protect Journalists, timed to coincide with the year anniversary of the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was fatally shot while covering an anti-terror raid in Jenin.


Accusing the Israeli military of acting with “impunity” and severely undermining freedom of the press, the CPJ alleges in the report that it has “documented at least 20 journalist killings by members of the Israel Defense Forces” over the last 22 years.


>While Israel should be held to account like every other country, the motivation behind the CPJ’s decision to produce a dedicated 32-page report is certainly questionable.


According to the organization’s own data, Israel does not even feature its so-called “Global Impunity Index,” which charts the countries in which press freedom is curtailed and where there is a lack of accountability when journalists are killed.

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Yet Israel stands in the dock ahead of countries where far more journalist deaths have occurred.


Upon being asked whether it was unfairly targeting Israel, the CPJ argued that it “regularly undertakes special reports on press freedom in a range of countries and on a range of thematic issues” and cited its reports on press freedom and journalist safety in the EU, Afghanistan, the United States and Myanmar.

‘Israel Labels Journalists as Terrorists’

One of the CPJ’s charges is that “Israel labels journalists as terrorists.”


Indeed Israel has repeatedly said that a number of the dead Palestinians were affiliated with terrorist groups. While the CPJ seeks to cast doubt on that claim, a quick glance at the report reveals Israel’s allegations are bang on the money.


For example, the CPJ highlights the 2018 death of Yaser Murtaja, a Palestinian press photographer and co-founder of the Ain Media production company during the Great March of Return protests in Gaza.

Testimony from local journalists who witnessed the incident described Murtaja as wearing a bulletproof vest and helmet that were both clearly marked with the words ‘PRESS’ when he was hit.

Hossam Hisham Salem, a photographer for Ain Media who witnessed his colleague being shot, told MADA that Murtaja was approximately 350 meters (1,148 ft) from the border fence when a bullet hit the right side of his abdomen.”

What CPJ fails to mention, however, is that Murtaja was also a Hamas terrorist who served for four years as an officer holding the rank of captain within the designated terror group’s internal security services in the Gaza Strip, and in 2015, Murtaja attempted to smuggle a drone from Israel into the coastal enclave with the purpose of aiding Hamas intelligence gathering.


Additionally, if the name of the key witness to Murtaja’s death sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Hossam Salem, whose testimony the CPJ relies heavily on, was recently fired from his freelance role at The New York Times after HonestReporting exposed his terrorist sympathies and murderous hatred of Jews — which should give an indication as to the reliability of the evidence.


Another death CPJ includes in the report is that of Khaled Reyadh Hamad, a member of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, a terrorist operative who also apparently moonlighted as a cameraman in the terror group’s media network. Following his death in 2014, he was wrapped in the distinctive green flag of Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades (below) and was referred to as a “jihad fighter.”

Khaled Reyadh Hamad

Khaled Reyadh Hamad

Furthermore, three employees of the Al Aqsa Media Network are highlighted in the report — Hussam Salama, Sameh al-Aryan and Yousef Abu Hussein.


First, calling anyone on the payroll of the Al-Aqsa Media Network a “journalist” requires a reimagining of the word’s definition. Run by Hamas and regularly featuring programming that encourages terror attacks on Israeli civilians, the broadcaster is an Islamist propaganda outfit rather than a legitimate news outlet.


Second, both al-Aryan and Salama were fully-fledged Hamas operatives, with the latter’s terrorist involvement actually confirmed by Palestinian media shortly after his death in 2012.


Naturally, this CPJ report was swiftly and uncritically disseminated by international media outlets, including CNN and the Washington Post, which is perhaps unsurprising given that both media outlets were responsible for their own farcical “investigations” into Shireen Abu Akleh’s death that concluded she was deliberately targeted by the IDF despite independent probes into the incident proving otherwise.


The death of a journalist while doing their job is a tragedy that deserves to be properly investigated.


However, the CPJ’s shameless lumping of Hamas terrorists in with journalists seemingly to tarnish Israel is the opposite of good investigative work — it is blatant partisanship that is unworthy of the CPJ’s cause.


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As Gaza’s rockets are fired at Israel, so are media missiles

Behind Western hostility to Israel and indifference towards Iran lies a baleful explanation.

Melanie Phillips

(May 11, 2023 / JNS) We know it’s coming. We can write the script in advance. Yet it never fails to sicken and to shock.


This week, Israel was once again forced to take military action to defend itself against increasingly deadly attacks. As ever, Western media presented this as if Israel wakes up in the morning and decides to bomb Gaza through some insatiable lust for violence.


Once again, such media outlets omitted or downplayed the crucial context for this military action. Once again, questions asked by some interviewers were framed through a maliciously distorted prism.


The most notable element of Israel’s Gaza strikes this week has been their pinpoint accuracy and limited collateral civilian deaths.


Targeted Israeli air raids killed three senior members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in simultaneous strikes on their apartments.


Hundreds of rockets were subsequently fired from Gaza at southern Israel.


Israeli bombers then targeted PIJ rocket and mortar launch sites. Another strike killed the head of the PIJ rocket launching force in his apartment, along with two other PIJ operatives. Later in the day, a further strike killed his deputy.


As The Spectator noted, the BBC World Service “Newsday” show omitted crucial context. On Wednesday morning, it reported Palestinian officials saying, “Two young men have been killed during an overnight Israeli army raid near Jenin … hours after Israel carried out air strikes on Gaza, targeting militant commanders. Fifteen people were killed, including 10 civilians. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian militants that any retaliation would be met with a crushing response.”


As Israeli journalist Lahav Harkov pointed out to the “Newsday” presenter, the report failed to say that the operation in Jenin followed the start of the rocket barrage from Gaza and that the “two young men” had been shooting at Israeli soldiers.


Worse, however, was to follow. If the operation was to target PIJ and 10 civilians were now dead, said the presenter, did this reveal “where the thought process of Mr. Netanyahu and the coalition government and the leadership is at the moment?”


From that question, we could see this presenter’s assumption that Israel’s prime minister and his coalition partners were motivated by a lust for killing innocent Palestinian Arab civilians. This was not only a malevolent and twisted prejudice—from a supposedly objective BBC journalist—but directly contradicted by the remarkable precision of the Israeli air strikes.


While the apartments of the targeted terrorists were destroyed, the buildings remained largely intact, with damage limited to adjoining apartments.


At time of writing, some 25 Gazans have been killed, of whom at least 10 were civilians, some of them family members of the targeted terrorists and others who lived next door or downstairs.


The killing of any civilian is to be regretted. However, while PIJ and Hamas deliberately place their civilians in harm’s way, Israel makes every effort to avoid killing them. No other country in the world goes to such lengths to do so.


On Twitter, the IDF published video footage showing an IAF pilot aborting a strike on a PIJ target when two children were spotted nearby.


Yet rather than note the technological marvel and moral example of such unique military precision, journalists implied that Israel was engaged in reckless slaughter.


The Gaza rocket attacks are a double war crime. They target Israeli civilians while using Gaza’s population as hostages and human shields. More than 100 rockets have reportedly fallen short and landed inside Gaza, with Israel claiming that they killed four people, including three children.


Yet one CNN interviewer suggested that Israel has “an obligation to work around” the Gazan civilians used as human shields and claimed that Israel targeted civilians.


In their coverage of Israel, many Western journalists behave like sheep following the dominant Western narrative.


This narrative holds that Israel is a rogue state that rides roughshod over international law, is drunk on military power and behaves with reckless lack of concern for Palestinian life.


The media therefore starts from a prior position of lies, distortion and malevolence.


As a result, it fails to ask the really important question of whether such limited, pinpoint operations are adequate for the situation in which Israel finds itself.


Israel’s strategy is to “mow the lawn”—to deal with terrorist upticks when they occur and then repeat the exercise over and over again. This may no longer be appropriate.


Nothing happens in Gaza without Hamas’s permission. This week, however, Hamas stayed out of the fray while tacitly permitting PIJ to launch its rocket barrages.


Hamas reportedly has a new strategy. This is to avoid Israel mowing the lawn in Gaza while the terror group exports its apparatus of war to the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria.


This would shift the target area from the communities of southern Israel to its geographical heart. With the same aim, one of the PIJ commanders killed by Israel had been creating a cell building rocket launchers in the disputed territories.


Behind all this is Iran, which seeks to trap Israel through a pincer movement that would target it simultaneously from Lebanon, Gaza and the disputed territories. A nerve center has been established in Beirut bringing together Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Hezbollah, PIJ and Hamas—which last month fired 34 rockets into Israel from southern Lebanon.


Fueling Iran’s ability to advance its infernal aims is America’s incomprehensibly incoherent Middle East strategy. Last month, the U.S. deployed a guided missile submarine to the Middle East as a warning to Iran. Yet the U.S. has persistently refused to take appropriate measures in response to Iranian aggression.


Worse, the U.S. is even now hoping to cut a deal with Tehran over its nuclear weapons program, which would facilitate an Iranian nuclear weapon after at best a limited delay and channel billions in sanctions relief into the regime’s coffers.


Meanwhile, the rest of the West seems indifferent to the Iranian threat. Although the regime has been at war with the West since it came to power in 1979, there seems to be a pervasive belief that the only target in Iran’s sights is Israel.


This largely meets with Western indifference. So, as many have long wondered, why is the West so hostile to Israel’s very existence?


One answer is the new antisemitism, with irrational hatred of Jews replicated exactly in irrational hatred of the collective Jew in Israel.


Another reason is that Israel is regarded as fundamentally illegitimate by those who are profoundly ignorant of both Jewish and Middle Eastern history.


However, if this hostility towards Israel is put alongside the refusal to acknowledge the dire threat that Iran poses to the West, a yet more baleful explanation suggests itself.


Consciously or unconsciously, the West expects Israel to do its dirty work for it. It assumes that Israel will deal with Iran by itself because that’s the kind of thing Israel does.


Israel’s feats of military derring-do are indeed legendary. But there’s good reason to think it can’t take out the Iranian threat by itself.


Most importantly, any strike against Iran carries the very real risk of simultaneous and devastating attacks on Israel from the 150,000 rocket batteries in Lebanon targeting the whole country, missiles from Gaza and the infrastructure of mass murder in the disputed territories.


And here’s the most terrible thought of all. The prospect of widespread carnage in Israel doesn’t concern the West because, to its way of thinking, the historic role of Jews is to die in large numbers.


Then the West will eulogize them, weep crocodile tears over them and sentimentalize their memory. While the West refuses to tolerate the idea of Jewish power—and so will always demonize Israel for using it to defend Israeli lives—what it loves is dead Jews.


Harsh? Certainly. But harsher and more terrifying by far for Israel.

Melanie Phillips, a British journalist, broadcaster and author, writes a weekly column for JNS. Currently a columnist for “The Times of London,” her personal and political memoir “Guardian Angel” has been published by Bombardier, which also published her first novel, “The Legacy.” Go to to access her work


What is still lacking to bring the geulah?

Tomer Devorah

From an email 11April2023, 9:30 AM

It seems to me that the attachment to the “democratic State” is the remaining issue. From now on, this is my flag which represents the kingdom of David and I hope to fly it in the coming days when all the blue and white will be flying prior to Independence Day (independent of whom I wonder).

Kingdom of Israel

Kingdom of Israel


4 For the children of Israel shall remain for many days, having neither king, nor prince, nor sacrifice, nor pillar, nor ephod nor teraphim.
having neither king nor prince nor sacrifice: in the Temple in Judah.

having neither king nor prince nor sacrifice: in the Temple in Judah.

nor pillar: The pillar of Baal in Samaria of the kings of Israel.

nor ephod: of the Urim and Tummim, which discloses to them hidden things.

teraphim: They are images constructed, having in mind a particular hour established, at which time they speak of their own accord and tell of hidden things. So does Jonathan translate: and there shall be no ephod or oracle.

5 Afterwards shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God and David their king, and they shall come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness at the end of days.

Afterwards: Following the days of exile.

shall the children of Israel return: It was taught in the name of R. Shimon the son of Yochai: The children of Israel rejected three things during the reign of Rehoboam; the Kingdom of Heaven, the kingdom of the House of David, and the Holy Temple, as it is written: “What portion have we in David” (I Kings 12:16) which may be understood literally; “to your tents O’ Israel” (ibid.), do not read, “to your tents” (Heb. לְאֹהָלֶ) but “to your gods” (Heb. לֵאלֹהֶ) “now see your own house, David” (ibid.), refers to the Holy Temple (see Rashi I Kings 12:16). R. Shimon the son of Menassiah said: Israel shall not be shown any omen of good until they repent by seeking out all three; “Afterwards shall the children of Israel return, and seek their Lord their God,” which refers to the Kingdom of Heaven; “and David their king” is self explanatory; “and shall come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness,” which refers to the Holy Temple, as it is written “that good mount” (Deut. 3:25) (a reference to the Temple Mount. [from Midrash Samuel 13:4]



We need to get back to being united, don’t let the leftist leaders split the Nation like they are doing.

Back in 2020 (during Corona lockdowns) when Israelis were united. Singing Vehi She'amda together on the night of Pesach. We need to get back to being united, don't let the leftist leaders split the Nation like they are doing.

Back in 2020 (during Corona lockdowns) when Israelis were united.
Singing Vehi She’amda together on the night of Pesach.
We need to get back to being united, don’t let the leftist leaders split the Nation like they are doing.


Leftist Ukraine Maidan Style Revolution

JerusalemCats Comments: Bibi you need to deal with the US State Department Saboteurs and Spies, NOW!

Documenting Israel-tweet-30March2023-Tel Aviv leftist elitist woman tried to run over protestors

Documenting Israel-tweet-30March2023-Tel Aviv leftist elitist woman tried to run over protestors


Leftist fascist zombies block cars and harass a member of the Chabad community

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Documenting Israel-tweet-29March2023-Leftist fascist zombies illegally block cars


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Haredi couple brutally beaten by protesters in Tel Aviv

A haredi couple was driving through Tel Aviv on Sunday when protesters surrounded their car and severely beat the husband. The police have yet to contact the couple, and the incident is being ignored in mainstream media.

Shimon Cohen 30March2023

A haredi couple who were driving through Tel Aviv on Sunday night found themselves in the midst of an anti-judicial reform demonstration. The demonstrators surrounded the car and proceeded to attack them, lynching the husband. Israel National News spoke with the victim’s wife about the traumatic incident and the media’s silence.


“We were in Tel Aviv. We wanted to go home. We didn’t know that there was a protest. There were no police there. We wanted to turn left with another car, and we found ourselves in the middle of the rage,” she recalls. “They banged on the car and shouted curses at us. There was no option to drive in reverse, and my husband stopped when he saw that the protesters were blocking the road.


When he stopped, they surrounded us again, banged on the car, and tried to break the windows. The whole time I was screaming so people would see that we were just a lost couple and not someone who wants to cause harm,” she states. “My husband said he’ll open the door so they won’t break the window. We didn’t do anything. What do you want? They began beating him up. They got into the back of the car since the back seat was folded down. They beat him, I saw the blood, and he told me, ‘take me to the hospital. I can’t see out of this eye, and I’m going to faint.’ I cried. I asked them to let us go, and they just continued.”


She points out that in a video circulated on the internet, one of the protesters can be heard saying, “pull out their motor.” “Why? Do you want him to bleed to death? What did we do to you? You already beat him up. And then I begged one of the demonstrators who wanted to come help. He got into the car and told me to dial the police so they could rescue us. I called, but the police said they had no officers at the scene and that I should go to the hospital. Somehow we made it. The police were not involved. Later, they said they would come to file a report, but they didn’t.


There were many people around us, and what was so aggravating was that they were all filming. I was hysterical, I put my head down, and every time I picked it up, I saw a million cameras pointed at me, and in the media, you only see us driving. You don’t see the violence, even though dozens of cameras captured it.


I’m sure,” she says, “that no one thought we were a threat since my husband is haredi, with a kipa and black and white clothes, and I was wearing a wig, screaming. Anyone who saw us could understand that we were lost. No one could be confused. Where are the pictures? They photographed us from every possible direction.”


She says that the crowd that surrounded her were adults, and those who attacked her husband were in their 20s and 30s. “I would like the police to tell me who they were. I never thought that I would be lynched by Jews in Tel Aviv. I don’t think that anyone would imagine such a thing.”


The worst injuries the husband sustained came from a flagpole held by one of the protesters. “They pushed the stick into his face. He has a deep cut on his cheek. He will need treatment, and he will have scars.”


She talks about how the media is ignoring the story. “They haven’t spoken to me,” she says, emphasizing that she wants the police to find the perpetrators using the cameras that filmed the incident, footage that disappeared. “There were dozens of people, and everyone there pulled out their phones and filmed from every direction. I thought we wouldn’t make it out alive. We were screaming, you see him bleeding, and they still didn’t let us pass. How cruel can one be? What happened to the people of Israel?”


A complaint was filed with the police, but at the time of publishing, the police have yet to contact the couple. “I really hope that it will happen. The police weren’t with us when it happened; when I asked them to rescue us from the lynch and help us get to the hospital. They weren’t there. I understand they didn’t know and that it was spontaneous, but now they have all the time to watch the footage and catch whoever did this.”


The couple’s lawyer, Attorney Raphael Asulin, stated: “The ongoing incitement and finger-pointing against the haredi public as if it’s the one leading the nation into this dark time, something that is shown in the ‘handmaiden’s tale’ displays across the country, causes people to do unthinkable acts, when my client’s sin was being haredi, because of that he was attacked without mercy until his life was in danger.


My client is broken; he’s afraid to leave his home because he may be attacked again. And let’s not mention the incompetence of the police, which didn’t do a thing during the incident or even afterward. My client had to use his last strength, being wounded and hurt, to submit a complaint as he was told by the police. I hope that after the complaint is submitted, the police will work to find those responsible for this terrible lynch.


The Israel Police said in a statement: “Every complaint received by the police that raises suspicion of a criminal offense is examined and investigated for supporting evidence, as is this case. Regarding the recent reports of a physical assault on the religious couple in Tel Aviv, there is an ongoing investigation in which investigators are working with determination to bring those responsible to justice. The case was transferred from the Holon station where the initial report was filed, to the Tel Aviv station where it is currently being investigated. We will continue to investigate this case thoroughly.”

(Israel National News received additional photos of the victim’s injuries, but we are refraining from publishing them to respect their privacy.)


Avi_Malki-tweet-2April2023-Anarchists throw sharp objects at the horses

Translated from Hebrew by

news flash,
Anarchists throw sharp objects at the horses,
honking loudly in their ears,
blind them with lasers into the eyes,
Put oil on the road so that they slide

Where is Commissioner Shabtai in all this story?

Avi_Malki-tweet-2April2023-Anarchists throw sharp objects at the horses

Avi_Malki-tweet-2April2023-Anarchists throw sharp objects at the horses


Documenting Israel-tweet-2April2023-Yesterday disgusting leftists in Tel Aviv paraded around in Nazi style clothing

Documenting Israel-tweet-2april2023-Yesterday disgusting leftists in Tel Aviv paraded around in Nazi style clothing

Documenting Israel-tweet-2april2023-Yesterday disgusting leftists in Tel Aviv paraded around in Nazi style clothing

Star Wars Imperial Royal Guard Comments: The Emperor will not be pleased. Sith Master Darth Plagues will deal with you.

Star Wars- The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)

This is a proper Imperial Stormtrooper March of stead of Leftist zombies marching!

noun informal derogatory
plural noun: sheeple
1. people compared to sheep in being docile, foolish, or easily led.
“by the time the sheeple wake up and try to change things, it will be too late”



Israel’s protests are now crossing sacred red lines

The battle is existential and reflects a similar struggle in the West.

Melanie Phillips

(April 20, 2023 / JNS) Israel’s three-month-old protest movement, which has repeatedly brought tens of thousands into the streets, is now crossing an increasing number of red lines.


There are serious anxieties that protests will disrupt next week’s Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Independence Day ceremonies.


At a Holocaust Remembrance Day synagogue service this week, anti-government participants forced Likud MK Boaz Bismuth to leave after they shouted at him to get out and started to become physically violent.


The leader of the opposition, Yair Lapid, announced that because the government had “divided society,” he would boycott the traditional torch-lighting ceremony that ends Memorial Day and opens Independence Day.


It was hitherto unthinkable that Israelis could desecrate those three sacred days. It was similarly unthinkable for soldiers of the IDF to refuse to serve their country, as did a group of elite Air Force pilots in protest against the government.


Even the memory of the Shoah is being traduced. On an El Al flight from Tel Aviv to New York on Holocaust Remembrance Day, the pilot announced, “Things like [the] Holocaust are potentially carried [out] in a dictatorship, and we are fighting in Israel to remain a democratic country.”


On the same day, in another obscene equivalence, a ceremony at the Mateh Asher Regional Council displayed pictures from the Holocaust alongside photographs from the protests.


It should be apparent to rational observers that this has gone way beyond the issue of judicial reform. That particular agenda is now all but dead in the water. The government has retreated. Yet the protests are not only continuing but are becoming increasingly disturbing.


This is because judicial reform is a flashpoint for profound divisions that have previously escaped attention but have now erupted.


The Israeli protests are being fed by several different agendas. Some people oppose the judicial reforms because they believe the judiciary provides the only check on political power. Some want to bring down Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some are frightened by religious or nationalist extremists in the government.


The deeper reason, one that connects all of the above, is secular Israel’s onslaught against Jewish religiosity in the public square.


For this, religious leaders bear significant responsibility. The reformist Orthodox Rabbi David Stav has warned that the extremism of the religious Zionist bloc has caused a dangerous rift in Judaism and Israeli society.


“Unfortunately,” he said, “some of our leaders, elected officials and rabbis speak in a tone that frightens many people in Israeli society—and rightfully so.”


However, secular Israelis are intolerant of all Orthodox religious observance. When a Jewish prayer service was held in Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Square to celebrate Passover, the city’s Deputy Mayor Reuven Ladyansky attacked it as a “scandal” and demanded that “the organizers be fined in the most severe way possible” because they had separated men from women.


In Tablet, Liel Liebovitz reported that one of Tel Aviv’s protest organizers told him: “We’re here because we want this to be a normal state, you understand? Just like the United States or France or Germany. We don’t want this country to be taken over by those fanatics with their beards and their religion.”


As Rabbi Stav observed, many religious Israelis are now afraid to wear their kippah at their workplace because the “forceful and violent” rhetoric from secular Israelis has made the atmosphere so toxic.


Obviously, this tumult reflects the ambiguity over national identity that’s remained unresolved since Israel’s rebirth in 1948. Was the new Jewish state to be a recovery of Judaism’s ancient religious calling, or would the “new Jews” who replaced religion with secular values repudiate that calling?


These secular Israeli “New Jews” view themselves and their country as no different from other peoples or countries. That’s why they sign up to the universalist principles promoted by the “human rights”-driven judiciary. The erosion of the judiciary’s power is therefore intolerable.


But Judaism, the most particularist of creeds, stands in direct opposition to universalism.

Judaism created the nation-state that universalism seeks to destroy. Jewish human rights are created from the network of duties that form a civilized community and nation. Modern, secular “human rights” have no such prior network of duties and instead divide people into groups warring for power.


Jews can never be the same as other peoples. Israel, like the Jewish people, is unique. If it tore up its ancient identity, it would tear up the reason for its existence as a Jewish state.


In America, liberal Jews have embraced secular ideologies inimical to Judaism. As a result, Jewish identification is dwindling and America’s Jewish community is being inexorably reduced to a small rump of the truly observant.


A similar process is happening more broadly in the West. For decades, it has been subjected to a sustained onslaught on its cultural inheritance of laws, morality and traditions based on the Hebrew Bible, in an attempt to replace them with supposedly universal principles intended to bring about the brotherhood of man.


This has both eroded the West’s internal cohesion and undermined its defenses against the enemies of civilization. Western liberals deem these enemies victims of the powerful, and thus excuse their violence and other misdeeds.


These liberals believe that if they are nice to their enemies, their enemies will lay down their weapons and chant “kumbaya.” That’s why U.S. Democrats grovel to the genocidal fanatics of Iran and pressure Israel to kowtow to the Palestinian Arabs, incentivizing their agenda of exterminating the Jewish state.


This attitude also dominates Israel’s military and official classes, among whom the “Oslo” mindset—which held that the Palestinian Arabs will end their aggression if offered a state of their own—still endures despite the destruction of that fantasy.


Of course, when rockets start flying from Gaza or Lebanon, the IDF responds appropriately. But in the daily war of attrition by Palestinian Arabs in the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria, Israeli soldiers are told to enforce “normal life” for the Arab residents.


So, instead of doing everything possible to save the lives of Israeli citizens, the soldiers refrain as far as possible from any action that may disrupt normal Arab life.


Unless soldiers endorse this mindset, they come up against a promotional glass ceiling. That’s an important reason why so many senior officers have such liberal views.


This amounts to the same unadmitted but devastating cultural pressure that exists in Western universities and other cultural institutions and ensures that anyone who dissents from prevailing liberal shibboleths is pushed out.


It is impossible to understand the tumult in Israel without understanding that it is a rerun of a battle that goes back to the earliest days of the Jewish people—the titanic struggle between paganism and Jewish monotheism; between universalism and Jewish particularism; between Jewish Hellenists and those desperately defending Mosaic law against the manifold seductions of Greek culture.


The battle over Greek Hellenism fatally undermined the Jews’ defense against their enemies and led to their expulsion from ancient Israel. A direct line can be traced from today’s Western progressives through the 18th century Enlightenment all the way back to the ancient Greeks.


The current onslaught against biblical values and their replacement by secular and even pagan ideologies is sacrificing the West on the altar of identity politics, moral relativism and the retreat of reason.


Israeli secularists are prepared to bring Israel to its knees in order to be like the West at the precise point that the West is going down the tubes.


It’s often said that the Jewish community is the canary in the cultural coal mine. What’s happening in Israel is that the canary is now fighting off an adder it hadn’t noticed was coiled up inside its cage.


The fate of the Jewish canary should be of acute concern to the West, to which that adder belongs.

Melanie Phillips, a British journalist, broadcaster and author, writes a weekly column for JNS. Currently a columnist for “The Times of London,” her personal and political memoir “Guardian Angel” has been published by Bombardier, which also published her first novel, “The Legacy.” Go to to access her work.


Generalissimo Barak said that everything was planned in advance

Translated from Hebrew by 

Look what it is, two days ago, Generalissimo Barak said that everything was planned in advance according to a book of recipes for rebellion written by two professors at Columbia University.

Caroline Glick-tweet-29March2023-Generalissimo Barak said that everything was planned in advance

Caroline Glick-tweet-29March2023-Generalissimo Barak said that everything was planned in advance


Complaints, Complaints!

26 May 2014 13 Sivan 5773
Universal Complaint Department Angel

Universal Complaint Department Angel

Angel in Charge of Complaints (AICOC): “The Universe Complaint Department is now open, who will be first?”

Chairman of the ‘Palestinian’ delegation: “We, the ‘Palestinian’ people wish to lodge an official complaint against the Israelis. They have stolen our land!!”

AICOC: “Whom did you say you represent, sir?”

Chairman: “The ‘Palestinian’ people of the State of Palestine.”

AICOC: “Sorry, I don’t find you here. According to my records, there is no such people and no such ‘state.’ That being the case, you never had possession of the land in question; therefore, I am unable to register your complaint. Next!”

UN Representative accompanied by a delegation from the EU: “Yes, good morning. I’d like to file a formal complaint against the Israelis. They pay no heed to our demand to cease settlement expansion and refuse to return to the 1948 borders. They show no respect whatever for international law.”



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AICOC: Sir, here we all answer to a Higher Law, which, I must tell you, may differ somewhat from your ‘international’ law. Let us have a look, shall we?” (Opens a book. To self: “Hmmm, uh huh, yes.”) (Turning book so the UN Rep can see it.) “Right here,” pointing. “Bamidbar 33.53 – it says: ‘You shall clear out the Land and settle in it, for I have given you the Land to occupy it.’” “Now, as to borders…,” flipping pages. “Yes, here it is – Breishit 15.18: ‘To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt until the great river, the Euphrates river.’” “Whoa, looks like they’re actually only occupying a very small portion of what is actually theirs. If you want my advice, boys, quit while you’re ahead. Next!”

US Ambassador: “We don’t like to complain. Maybe this is not the right department for our issues. Perhaps some type of arbitration is in order.”

AICOC: “State your problem and then I’ll know better how to assist you, sir.”

US Ambassador: “Well, seeing as how our democratic form of government, free-capitalistic economy and pluralistic culture is the best in the world and the envy of all who behold us, we naturally want everyone to be just like us. In fact, we believe in it so much that we have gone completely around the world subverting existing regimes and offering bribes in the guise of ‘aid’ in order to bring the entire world in line with our ‘values.’ But, the Israelis are an intransigent bunch. Some are on our side, but many more are not – mainly the so-called ‘religious’ ones. Something has got to be done about them.”

AICOC: “Alright, then. Here are your options. You can file this as a complaint of non-compliance with previous agreements, although that might be hard to establish considering the characters of those with whom you made previous agreements, Oslo, etc. It’s not clear that they had any right to act on behalf of the nation in this regard, or you could apply for relief with the Department of Justice.” US Ambassador: “Thanks for your help. I’ll take this back to my boss and see how he would like to proceed.”

AICOC (chuckling to himself): “I already know how my Boss will want to proceed.”

AICOC (peering over at a group heatedly arguing among themselves in the corner: “Will there be anyone else?” A group of Israelis rush up, stumbling over each other, pushing and shoving and arguing over who has the right to speak for the rest. They are made up of prominent Members of Knesset, ambitious military and security officers and even a few ‘rabbis.’ By the sheer force of his amazing presence, Yair Lapid takes charge, saying, “Since I am the most intelligent, most knowledgeable, most experienced, most beautiful and most likely to become the next Prime Minister, I will speak for us all.”

Lapid: “We most assuredly wish to make a complaint – against the Ultra-Orthodox, those Chareidim and anyone else who thinks and acts as they do. They don’t pay taxes! They don’t serve in the army! They won’t listen to women singing and force them to sit at the back of the bus! They wear black!! We, the tax-paying, army-serving majority who enjoy the ladies and walk bear-headed and are hard-hearted when it comes to prying the yeshiva bochurim from the batei midrash – we demand satisfaction.”

AICOC: “What is it specifically, Mr. Lapid, that your group wants from this department?”

Lapid: “I believe that I speak for the tax-paying, army-serving, etc. etc. majority when I say that we won’t carry the burden of those people any longer.” Lapid’s group ( in unison, for once): “That’s right! We want them off of our backs and out of our lives – FOR GOOD.”

AICOC: “I’m sure some accommodation can be arranged. Please wait here while I consult my Superior.” (Agitated whispering all around the Israeli group until the AICOC returns.)

AICOC: It seems that a prior complaint has already been filed by an aggrieved party against you and your cohorts, Mr. Lapid.

Lapid: What!!??

AICOC: “Yes, that’s right. The God-fearing Jews of Eretz Israel have already lodged a complaint, well, several actually… Here. Here it is right here… numbers 1 through…. Oh my! Let us just summarize it as an attempt to prevent the nation from fulfilling it’s Divine destiny.

Lapid: “What does that even mean?”

AICOC: “It means, Mr. Lapid, that when your group’s complaints are weighed against the complaints of the God-fearing people of Israel, you come up a bit short, to say the least. However… I believe we can find a solution which answers the needs of both populations.”

Suddenly, the Angel in Charge and his Complaint Department disappear and Yair Lapid and the Israelis are looking around in shock, trying to identify their location. Then someone squints into the distance. “Is that a road sign over there?” They all start running at the same time. Lapid was the first to get close enough to read the sign – Kampala 250 km. The others caught up and one queried, “Where the heck is Kampala!?” Lapid slapped his hands to his head and moaned, “UGANDA!!”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Uganda Scheme was a proposal presented at the Sixth Zionist Congress in Basel in 1903 by Zionism founder Theodor Herzl to create a Jewish homeland in a portion of British-controlled East Africa. He presented it as a temporary refuge for Jews to escape rising antisemitism in Europe. At the congress the proposal met stiff resistance.[1][2]


The offer was first made by British Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain to Theodore Herzl‘s Zionist group in 1903. He offered 5,000 square miles (13,000 km2) of the Mau Plateau in what is today Kenya and Uganda.[4] The offer was a response to pogroms against the Jews in Russia, and it was hoped the area could be a refuge from persecution for the Jewish people.[5]




The wars of the Jews


The wars of the Jews

Israel protests flags

There’s good news, and bad news.

The bad news is, that the mask is starting to come off the ‘liberal, tolerant Left’ in Israel in a big way, and the open incitement and hatred displaced against the religious Jews here is just going up and up and up.

Translated from Hebrew by

The ‘Brothers in Arms’ organization invited Prof. Alice Barzis to a demonstration against the ultra-Orthodox and Minister Goldknopf. Why her? Because she hates ultra-Orthodox. She believes that they are not Jews per se, and that it is a sect. The irony: in the protest demonstration they attacked an ultra-Orthodox who had enlisted in the army. Another irony: Prof. Barzis *didn’t* do military or national service >>




I was going to write about this yesterday, but I kind of got a bit demoralised yesterday, and spent the day doing other stuff.

The woman, who according to THIS is actually a professor of economics at Bar Ilan university (deliberately kept lower caps…) was screaming outside Minister Goldknopf’s home, where these Jewish antisemites – what else can we call them? – were ‘demonstrating’ on Tuesday.

She tells that poor chareidi guy:

“You’re not Jewish, you’re a cult”.

When he asks her why she’s saying that, she makes a big deal that the chareidim are all about ‘Bein Adam Le’Makom’ (i.e. serving God) and not ‘Bein Adam L’Chaveiro’ (i.e. looking out for others) – not like all these ‘tolerant, loving, inclusive’ Lefties, of course.

So then, the chareidi guy says to one of the demonstrators, Did I hurt you in some way?

The protestor tells him yes. The chareidi guy shakes his hand, apologise for hurting him, then asks him how am I hurting you?

The protestor tells him: Because you didn’t serve in the army….

The chareidi guy then tells him that he served in the IDF for three years and is an electrical engineer who is supporting 27 secular families.

In the longer clip, the chareidi guy tells these ‘tolerant, loving, inclusive’ Lefties:

You hate me just because I’m dressed like this.

And that is 100% the truth.


So now, the fact that all this hatred is coming out on display more and more is the bad news.

But the good news is – the truth about who is running the State of Israel, and the awful hatred they possess for Torah-observant Jews, and the Torah itself, is starting to become so obvious, no-one can ignore it any more.

I have been banging on about this for years and years and years….

That the State was persecuting Rav Berland ONLY because they perceived him to be one of the leading figures in the teshuva movement here.

(And also, because he was openly calling for peace to be made with the Arabs… but that’s another story.)

And for years and years and years, no-one really believed me.


When I was telling them about deliberately and obviously faked footage that put awful, lying words into the Rav’s mouth – no-one believed me.

When I was telling them about judicial corruption to such an extent, that the police and the prosecutors were openly collaborating to create cases out of thin air, and keeping the Rav in prison without any hope of a trial for months and months and months until he was forced to make a ‘plea bargain’ – no-one believed me.

The list goes on and on and on, but it all used to boil down to the same puzzled question:

But why would the State of Israel do something like that?

Baruch Hashem, the answer to that question is finally, finally coming out into the open.


After Ahuvya Sandek…after Amiram ben Uliel….after Meron….after we’ve seen tens of thousands of crazed, hate-filled Leftists smashing up Tel Aviv and violently rampaging all over the country – just because they hate religious Jews so very much – the answer is finally coming out into the open.


A few years ago, I wrote about Yair Lapid, and his infamous speech at Ono College given in 2011.

I’m reposting it here.

It explains a heck of a lot about what’s really going on in Israel today – and how the persecution of the religious world, and many of the leading figures within it who aren’t ‘holding hands with the government’ mamash became the State of Israel’s formal policy, over a decade ago.

A year after this speech, when Lapid finally got into government, his first priority was closing down yeshivas, slashing welfare for chareidi kids – and going after the Rav.

(As usual, this is being ‘censored’ in a subtle way so it won’t embed on the site… anything to keep the real truth from coming out.)


But here’s the first half of what he said, written out long hand by yours truly, a few years ago:

You won.

There was a competition in Israel for ‘Israeli-ness’ that lasted over 100 years, since the 2nd wave of Jewish immigration. And in the end, you won.

We lost and you won.

For decades here, it was a Mexican Shootout, where each one waits for the other guy to give in…

According to Avi Ravitsky:

The status quo was based on the false assumption which was accepted by both sides that the opposition camp was doomed to dwindle away and perhaps even disappear.


I know that’s what the haredim always thought about the chilonim (secularists), that they’re doomed to extinction.

But, that’s what we thought about you, too. That you’re a sort of living museum, like the safari park in Ramat Gan.

There’s a place where they have this rare species that’s almost extinct, and that has to be protected, so we can take our grandchildren there and show them and tell them: “You see, kids? That’s how Jews used to look!”


Let me remind you that when Ben Gurion agreed to exempt yeshiva students from military service, the original number was 700. That was supposed to be the entire yeshiva population, 700. In the State of Israel today, in the Mir yeshiva alone, there are more than 3,500 men…

[100 years ago] Secular Jews came in two different types, the maskilim (‘enlightened”) and the Zionists…The chilonim and the haredim were in constant conflict, until they reached the point of confrontation.

And you won that confrontation. You won not only in terms of numbers, but also in relation to the haredi presence in politics, and the settlement movement, and as a consumer force, and in the street and the culture, and in the educational system.

You won in all these places. I’ve heard the stats, and looking at you here, I expect you to win in the job market, as well.

Because it turns out, there is no way to build ‘Israeli-ness’ without you.


The Founding Fathers had a vision of Israel as a socialist, secular European State.

That was the main vision, and it held out for 50 years. But different ‘tribes’ gradually fanned around this [socialist, secular, Europeanized] mainstream: The Haredi-Ashkenazi Tribe; the Haredi-Sephardi Tribe; the National-Religious; Beitar; then in the 50s, ‘tribes’ came here from North Africa, that became the tribes on the periphery; then in the early 90s, the Russian ‘tribe’ came here; and then the Ethiopian ‘tribe’.

And each tribe had its needs and demanded something from the mainstream. Religious demands, political demands, economic demands.

And so they ate away at the mainstream. And these tribes gradually infiltrated all the traditional, [socialist, secular, Europeanized] axes of power.

[Ed. note: re-read this sentence a couple of times. It’s a PC way of making the ‘parasite’ comparison we used to hear from other ‘enlightened people’ around 80 years ago.]


First, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Then academia. Then business.

And when the [socialist, secular, Europeanized] mainstream of Israeli-ness tried to defend itself…these others said: “Look, you oppressed us! You denied us our rights and we won’t accept this. And they were right, that the [socialist, secular, Europeanized] mainstream really did oppress them, and denied them their rights. And they really shouldn’t have had to tolerate that.

And something else also happened:

The [socialist, secular, Europeanized] mainstream was no longer the majority.

By the late 1970s, there were more Sephardim in Israel than Ashkenazim. And since the 1980s, there are a lot more people who consider themselves traditional or religious, than secular. Jerusalem is a much bigger city than Tel Aviv. And since 1977, the capitalist right-wing [i.e. the Likud party] has been in power most of the time, for 34 out of the last 40 years. A survey from 1994 showed that 56% of the [Israeli] public believes that the Torah was given at Mount Sinai.

It’s clear that the balance between the ‘tribes’ and the [secular, socialist, Europeanized] mainstream has been upset.

The [secular, socialist, Europeanized] mainstream is no longer the majority, not numerically, not economically, not politically and not idealogically.


In the late 1990s, something predictable happened.

The [secular, socialist, Europeanized] mainstream got fed up.

The [secular, socialist, Europeanized] mainstream looked to the left, and looked to the right, and said: “I’m sick of everyone demanding things from me. If they don’t want me to leave the country, then let them lead it themselves, because I have a new solution. From now on, I’m a ‘tribe’ too – the “middle-class” tribe.” It said: “I don’t need the government in order to do business. I can get married in Cyprus in a civil ceremony.

And I have to defend democracy, because these other tribes [i.e. the haredim, right-wingers, Sephardim, Russians and Ethiopians who make up the majority of the population] are instinctively either non-democratic, or less democratic.

[Ed. note: again, re-read this sentence. This is the same sentiment fuelling the protests, and behind all the car stickers telling me that ‘democracy doesn’t end at the ballot box’. Apparently.]


“And I’m sick of the fact that a boy in Bnei Brak, and a boy in Um El-Fahm whom I’ve never met are funded by my taxes. And I certainly don’t need to be told that I ‘oppressed’ them.

“If they’re so ‘oppressed’, let them get along without me. I’ll do what everyone else does. I’ll look out for Number 1. I’ll take care of myself, and my people.” And that’s how it’s been over recent years.

[up to 8.40 mins, then skipping a little. Yair Lapid continues:]


When the Zionist Founding Fathers came to Israel, they said they wanted to build a ‘melting pot’ for the Jews.

And they sincerely looked for a broad ‘base’ of agreement between the different sections. They ignored the fact that the Jewish people already had such a base…They wanted to build a secular, socialist ‘melting pot’, and they ignored the fact that the Jews had an ancient Father who maintained and protected them for 2,000 years, i.e. the God of Israel. I want to emphasize that I’m not talking about emuna, faith, that’s something else.

I’m talking about the question of what is the social and cultural foundation of the Israeli ethos.

The Founding Fathers tried to skip straight from the Bible to modern times.


They wanted a Biblical ethos, not a Talmudic [i.e. Rabbinic] one, because the Bible happened here.

King Saul went to find his donkeys on Highway 443… For them, the Talmudic tradition belonged to the exile. So, they decided to skip over the Mishnah and Midrash, the Talmud, the Golden Age of Spain, the Ramchal, the Chatam Sofer, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, to establish their ‘Biblical’ ethos. And instead of a multi-dimensional and multi-sectoral vision that could include all different types of Jew, they created an ethos that suited secular, Ashkenazi socialists.

And they wanted all the other ‘tribes’ to submit to this ethos.

[Ed. note: which is why they cut all the side curls off the Sephardim and Yemenites, and sent them to ‘indoctrination camps’ (aka ‘secular kibbutzim’) in the North, and zapped tens of thousands of Sephardi children’s head with enormous amounts of X-Rays, in the name of ‘curing ringworm’… So, can we really believe Lapid when he continues:]


This wasn’t done out of malice or stupidity, it was just secular thinking.

They thought like this: “If God hasn’t brought the Jews to Israel in 2000 years, it’s time to let someone else have a go. It’s time to create a new myth.” And when the holocaust came, they saw it as proof that you can’t rely on the God of the Jews, because He’s unreliable. We can only rely on ourselves.

So we tried to rely on ourselves, but the experiment failed.

It failed because it caused everyone who wasn’t secular, Ashkenazi and socialist to withdraw even more into his tribe.

Especially when he realized that the ‘vision’ being offered to him had no room for what was most precious to him – his God.

It failed even more, because the Founding Fathers explanation was unsatisfactory. It didn’t justify us being here [in Israel]. Because if you take our ‘Father’ [i.e. God] out of the picture, what are we doing here? Why would a secular person choose to live in the worst neighborhood in the world, amongst a billion Muslims who hate him, in this this heat, if he doesn’t believe in an external Power that makes it worth living here?


BTW, Yair Lapid didn’t have an answer for this question, which sums up a lot of the problem that his ‘tribe’ are now facing, and why so many of them are turning into raging ultra-lefty, anti-Israel lunatics (and / or ‘Messianics’, where you can have God, apparently, but without all those pesky commandments, and still hate the Torah and rabbis…]

I took down some of the other posts I wrote about anti-semitism in Israel.

I will see if I can find them, and see if I feel ‘safe’ enough to put them back up.

As I keep telling you, we are living in a police state that hates and targets religious Jews, in all sorts of ways.

Just for being religious Jews.

But the good news is, at least a bunch more people now know that’s what is going on.

(And PS, our current PM is also very much part of that same secular, Ashkenazi ‘mainstream’. Political labels are totally meaningless, for figuring out what is really going on here.)



Here’s even more good news: very few people showed up at the ‘demonstration’ in Bnei Brak (and they were mostly all bald-headed geriatrics called ‘Avi’, so from what I could tell, maybe a decade more, maximum, and these anti-Torah protests will all disappear from natural causes…)

And even better news, is that so many of the chareidi people there – and also a few of the secular people who came – were talking peace and achdut.

Take a look at this (can’t get it to embed, so visit the Telegram channel direct HERE if you want to play the videos):

Daniel Amram without censorship-telegram-18May2023

Daniel Amram without censorship-telegram-18May2023

Daniel Amram without censorship-telegram-18May2023

Daniel Amram without censorship-telegram-18May2023


I don’t agree with everything Daniel Amram writes, especially his attacks against the Rav.

But on this subject, he is totally on target.

Most of the Jews in Israel just want to live here peacefully, in all senses of the word.

But the people who hate us (and also, themselves….) are trying very hard to spark off another ‘war of the Jews’.

But BH, this time  around, it’s not going to work.



Peaceful Right Wing protest

Documenting Israel-tweet-31March2023-Some amazing pics of the right wing protest last night in Tel Aviv

Documenting Israel-tweet-31March2023-Some amazing pics of the right wing protest last night in Tel Aviv

Documenting Israel-tweet-29March2023-Itamar Ben Gvir speech at right wing protest in Jerusalem

Documenting Israel-tweet-29March2023-Itamar Ben Gvir speech at right wing protest in Jerusalem


Braveheart in Bnei Brak – Ari Abramowitz: The Land of Israel Fellowship



Cabinet approves National Guard under Ben-Gvir’s authority

Several ministers expressed opposition to the move but still voted in favor.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir speaks during a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting, Feb. 15, 2023. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir speaks during a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting, Feb. 15, 2023. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

(April 2, 2023 / JNS) Israel’s Cabinet at its weekly meeting Sunday approved the creation of a national guard force under the auspices of the National Security Ministry headed by Itamar Ben-Gvir.

The Cabinet also approved 1.5% budget cuts to all government ministries—some $280 million in total—to finance the new force.


The exact responsibilities of the force will be discussed by a professional committee composed of members of all Israeli security agencies, the National Security Council and relevant government ministries.


However, the guard will deal with national emergencies, including internecine violence like that which erupted between Israeli Jews and Arabs during the May 2021 war against Hamas.


The committee will propose whether the force should be subordinate to the Israel Police Inspector General or to another body, with recommendations submitted to the Cabinet within 90 days.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is believed to have promised Ben-Gvir his support for the proposal in exchange for the latter’s agreement not to bolt the coalition in protest over Netanyahu’s decision to delay judicial reform legislation.

Several Cabinet ministers expressed reservations about the move to fund the separate security body but still voted in favor.


“You want everything fast and it comes at our expense,” Intelligence Minister Gila Gamliel of Likud said, Channel 12 reported.


Ben-Gvir also reportedly rejected a proposal by representatives of the Finance Ministry who said they could find a dedicated budget for the National Guard in a few months without having to cut other areas of the budget.


The funding approval comes amid mounting opposition to the National Guard under Ben-Gvir.

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara and Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai are both opposed to a national guard subordinate to the Otzma Yehuda Party leader.


Baharav-Miara said that “at this time” she is against the force being created under the control of Ben-Gvir due to a “legal impediment” over duties already being performed by the Israel Police, Channel 12 reported.


Shabtai sent a letter to Ben-Gvir warning the minister that the National Guard as a separate entity from the police force “could cause heavy damage to the operational capabilities of the internal security systems in the country due to damage to the unity of command and, above all, a lack of clarity regarding the commanding entity that bears overall responsibility in a territorial area.”


The letter continues, “Any of the entities that will be determined as a responsible commanding entity will have difficulty. It is very important to exercise his responsibility since some of the central forces in the activity will not be subordinate to him. The result of all this could be serious operational failures.”


Otzma Yehudit Party head Itamar Ben-Gvir and Israel Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai at the bat mitzvah of the former’s daughter in Kiryat Arba, Dec. 8, 2022. Photo by Arie Leib Abrams/Flash90.

Otzma Yehudit Party head Itamar Ben-Gvir and Israel Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai at the bat mitzvah of the former’s daughter in Kiryat Arba, Dec. 8, 2022. Photo by Arie Leib Abrams/Flash90.

Police strength could be hurt by the transfer of certain units from the Border Police to the National Guard, the commissioner warned.


Shabtai also sent the letter to Netanyahu. The commissioner said that no decision should be made on the National Guard “without holding an in-depth discussion in the Cabinet in which the position of the police will be heard.”


Ben-Gvir’s office responded to Shabtai’s letter by saying that “ego wars” were the reason senior police officials were against the guard.


“There is a consensus that a National Guard is necessary to take care of personal security, to fight the phenomenon of illegal possession of weapons, the crime wars, agricultural terrorism—and therefore the National Guard will be established,” the statement from Ben-Gvir’s office said.


“If the police present a serious plan, we will positively consider doing it through the police. If not, the guard will operate under the Ministry of National Security,” it continued.


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Right-wing protests prove judicial reforms are not synonymous with dictatorship

Opinion: The ongoing pro-judicial reform demonstrations reveal that the conflict reflects long-standing political divisions and puts to rest the misleading notion that the battle is not a matter of right versus left, but rather a struggle for democracy

Naveh Dromi| 04April23 | 23:47”

The right-wing protests have yielded many positive outcomes. They have spared us of more national “days of disruption,” “paralysis,” and “resistance“; the women dressed as characters from the Netflix show “The Handmaid’s Tale” have given us a short breather from their hysteria; right-wing elected officials now understand that they are obligated to pass the reforms, and not let it fall between the cracks; and maybe the most important outcome of all – we can finally rebut the demagogic, childish, and manipulative claim that the ongoing affairs are “not a matter of left or right.”


What a tiresome manipulation that is. Claiming that a certain protest is not rooted in a political stance implies that said stance is inherently superior, apolitical, and indisputably true.

Pro-government demonstrators march in support of the judicial overhaul in Tel Aviv on Thursday (Photo: Yuval Chen)

Pro-government demonstrators march in support of the judicial overhaul in Tel Aviv on Thursday
(Photo: Yuval Chen)

“הפגנה בעד המהפכה המשפטית בתל אביב”
Pro-government demonstrators march in support of the judicial overhaul in Tel Aviv on Thursday (Photo: Yuval Chen)

This attitude of viewing any resistance to judicial reforms in Israel as a necessary act to prevent dictatorship creates a dangerous consensus.


Those who propagate this narrative often perceive themselves as altruistic champions of society’s interests rather than as individuals associated with a specific political faction or ideology.


This narrative further suggests that supporters of the judicial reforms are automatically excluded from the group claiming to be the selfless saviors of the State of Israel, fighting against Justice Minister Yariv Levin’s dictatorship.


The claim that this is “not a matter of left or right” has been frequently made, but has lost its meaning. Protests have been promoted through various channels, and even kids’ carpool WhatsApp groups have been hijacked to send invitations to participate. Anyone calling for those platforms to remain apolitical is immediately dismissed, with the response being “it’s not about left or right, it’s about democracy.”

Pro-judicial reform protesters rally in front of the Supreme Court in Jerusalem(Photo: Shalev Shalom)

Pro-judicial reform protesters rally in front of the Supreme Court in Jerusalem
(Photo: Shalev Shalom)

מפגינים בעד ההפיכה המשפטית בירושלים
Pro-judicial reform protesters rally in front of the Supreme Court in Jerusalem
(Photo: Shalev Shalom)


On the contrary, those with knowledge of Israeli politics recognize that judicial system reforms have been a focal point of the right-wing bloc’s agenda for several years.


During Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz’s joint tenure, Yariv Levin declined to assume the role of justice minister, given his limited ability to advance such reforms. Levin and Simcha Rothman may now have the opportunity to make progress on this front, but numerous academics, experts and wise individuals from across the political spectrum had previously advocated for reforms of the judiciary system.


Perhaps, if the Israeli left had paid more attention to the right in the past, they would not have been caught off guard by the current agenda being put forth.


Therefore, the claim that “it’s not a matter of left or right” emanates from the left. Any right-wing individual who is familiar with the judicial system’s impact on the right would not oppose reforms in this regard.

rotests in Tel Aviv (Photo: Tal Shachar)

rotests in Tel Aviv (Photo: Tal Shachar)

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Protests in Tel Aviv (Photo: Tal Shachar)

However, it is possible that a right-wing individual may disagree with how the reforms are being promoted, given the lack of a clear public explanation of the expected changes. Nonetheless, such individuals recognize that Israeli democracy cannot become more inclusive and ideal without these reforms.


A recent poll conducted by research and strategy firm Direct Polls, aimed to shed light on the driving force behind the ongoing protests in Israel, revealed that 88% of the respondents who support the coalition (right-wing bloc) stated that the protest movement’s goal was to topple the current right-wing government.


For those familiar with opposition members, this outcome is not at all surprising. Those who are taken aback may belong to the group that views the protests as a unanimous public struggle for democracy, independent of left or right leanings.


The political divide between Israel’s right-wing and left-wing blocs has long been evident in their respective stances on issues such as the Palestinians, foreign policy, security agenda, and the judicial system.



The ruling class must regain its senses

The Golani Infantry Brigade has rebelled and is getting away with it because the IDF General Staff has surrendered its moral power to discipline its soldiers.

Caroline Glick

(April 20, 2023 / JNS) A group of soldiers from a company of Israel Defense Forces’ reservists in the Golani Infantry Brigade abandoned their posts at their training base in southern Israel on Tuesday and went home. The reservists revolted because they didn’t accept their battalion commander’s decision to replace their company commander with a company commander from the Paratrooper Brigade.


As Yediot Achronot’s military reporter Yossi Yehoshua reported, the last time that Golani experienced a mutiny of this dimension was in 2007. Back then, the top brass responded immediately, sentencing all of the soldiers to 56 days in jail.


This time, their commanders took their time responding and then hit them with a wet noodle. The soldiers were given suspended sentences and remanded to their base for a weekend.


The IDF’s decision to let the reservists off the hook for inexcusable behavior surprised no one. They had no choice. In February, a squadron of reserve Air Force fighter pilots shocked the country when they signed a letter announcing they would not serve in reserves so long as the Netanyahu government proceeded forward with its plan to place minimal limits on the powers of the Supreme Court and Attorney General. That is, they used their flight wings to extort the government and the public that voted it into office.


Rather than court-martial the pilots on charges of insurrection and sedition, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi and Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar opted to tolerate—and even coddle—the pilots in the hopes of getting them to relent.


The same cushy fate greeted the other leftist reservists from technology, artillery and other units.

When in response, flight mechanics announced that they would refuse to service the planes of the leftist pilots who refused to defend the country for political reasons, Halevi and Bar recognized that they couldn’t discipline them without destroying what was left of the unity of force in the Air Force. And now, Golani has rebelled and is getting away with it because the IDF General Staff has surrendered its moral power to discipline its soldiers.


The implications of this situation are devastating. And they were anticipated. Halevi and Bar were warned repeatedly that if the General Staff permitted IDF service to be used as a political weapon, the generals would rupture the chain of command and compromise the unity of the force. But Halevi, Bar and their fellow generals went ahead and legitimized it anyway. And like Humpty Dumpty, once the egg of non-politicization of military service was broken, it was broken.

‘Good’ vs. ‘bad’ Israelis

It would be bad enough if military unity was the only casualty of the rebellion of Israel’s ruling class. But, of course, it isn’t. Moody’s Investor Services didn’t lower Israel’s credit rating, despite massive efforts by Israel’s economic elites to convince the rankings service to do so. And Silicon Valley Bank’s crash demonstrated just how stupid Israel’s high-tech moguls were when they called for Israel’s wealthy leftists to pull their money out of the country.


But statements by the likes of Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron, former prime ministers Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon, current opposition leader Yair Lapid, and dozens of retired generals and other members of the ruling class warning that Israel’s economy isn’t a safe bet and that Israel’s democracy is hanging by a hair did more to advance efforts by Israel’s enemies to demonize and delegitimize the Jewish state and mainstream anti-Zionism than any U.N. resolution or any boycott campaign ever could.


One of the most extraordinary aspects of their campaign to overthrow the government through insurrection and demonization is its international bent. In the past three months, Lapid, Barak, Olmert, Livni, Ya’alon and their powerful comrades have turned to Washington and other foreign capitals to convince them to boycott Israel. Last week, Lapid flew to New York and met with American Jewish leaders to mobilize them against the only democratically elected Jewish leadership in the world: the Netanyahu government. Lapid met with powerful lawmakers to draft them into the service of overthrowing the government. Three weeks ago, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called publicly for foreign governments to boycott the Israeli government.


This week, Ya’alon met with visiting Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. His goal was self-evident. The former hardline Likud minister who in recent years has undergone an ideological makeover and joined the radical left insisted three years ago that governing coalitions comprised of terror-supporting Arab Knesset factions are preferable to governments with Netanyahu and Likud. In recent months, like fellow former chiefs of general staff Barak and Dan Halutz, Ya’alon has called for soldiers and police to disobey lawful orders. In the context of his current positions, the only possible explanation for his meeting with Graham was that he and his comrades now seek to convince Republicans to hate Netanyahu and his voters as much as Ya’alon and his new friends hate them.


Back when he was first running for president in 2008, Barak Obama said, “I think there is a strain within the pro-Israel community that says unless you adopt an unwavering pro-Likud approach to Israel that you’re anti-Israel, and that can’t be the measure of our friendship with Israel.”


Obama’s remarks were panned by Israelis and American Jews for the contempt they displayed towards Israeli democracy. Likud is a major political party in Israel that has been the ruling party in the country far more often than not for the past 45 years because it is aligned with the views of the majority of Israelis. So whether or not you like Likud, if you support Israeli democracy, then you are expected to respect the will of the Israeli people. At the most basic level, you cannot be pro-Israel if you view the lawfully elected leaders of Israel as illegitimate.


Obama’s view has long been shared by many in the Democratic elite. In 2011, former President Bill Clinton gave a racist taxonomy of Israeli society as the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual conference. Ignoring that the Palestinians writ large rejected then—as they still reject today—any possibility of peaceful coexistence with Israel, Clinton blamed the bad, Netanyahu supporting Israelis for the absence of peace. Clinton explained that Israelis need to be divided into two groups: the good “pro-peace” Israelis and the bad “anti-peace” Israelis.”


By Clinton’s telling, “The most pro-peace Israelis are the Arabs; second the sabras, the Jewish Israelis that were born there; third, the Ashkenazis of longstanding, the European Jews who came there around the time of Israel’s founding.”


As for the bad Israelis, the former president and husband of the then-secretary of state, explained: “The most anti-peace are the ultra-religious who believe they’re supposed to keep Judea and Samaria, and the settler groups, and what you might call the territorialists, the people who just showed up lately and they’re not encumbered by the historical record.”


Back in 2008 and 2011, statements like Obama’s and Clinton’s were a cause for rancor, or at the very least, uncomfortable throat clearings among Israeli leaders on the left, and among liberal American Jews. But today, their contemptuous views of Israeli society are not merely accepted as legitimate. They have become the rallying cries of the Israeli ruling class that works with the Democrats and liberal American Jews to demonize and delegitimize not only Netanyahu and his government, but the majority of Israelis who voted them into office.


President Joe Biden has shown through his policies and statements on Iran, the Palestinians, Jerusalem, progressive anti-Semitism and a host of other issues of strategic importance to Israel that his Middle East policies are predicated on ideological positions that are hostile to Israel’s core national and strategic interests. Under normal circumstances, Biden’s hostile posture would place him in an uncomfortable position vis-à-vis the overwhelming majority of American Jews who are pro-Israel.


But with the likes of Lapid, Barak, Olmert, Ya’alon and their many partners demonizing the government and calling for American Jews, Democrat and Republican lawmakers and the Biden administration to boycott the government, Biden’s effective declaration of Netanyahu persona non grata last month went over with barely a word of protest among American Jewish leaders. He was applauded by Israeli leaders.


In this week’s “Caroline Glick Show,” Tony Badran from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies explained that Iran’s decision to escalate its aggression against Israel in recent weeks is predicated in part on Biden’s declared shunning of Netanyahu. Biden’s statement was interpreted by Iran as an invitation to attack Israel at will.


Likewise, in recent weeks, the Iranian regime-controlled media have given banner headlines to statements by retired IDF commanders like Barak and Ya’alon and politicians like Lapid declaring that Israel is doomed. And rather than join Netanyahu when he warns Iran not to believe the propaganda, Lapid, Barak, Ya’alon and their elitist comrades blame Netanyahu for failing to protect the country from the forces their insurrection has emboldened.


This week, the son of the former Shah of Iran Reza Pahlavi made a historic visit to Israel. He participated in the official Yom Hashoah ceremony at Yad Vashem. He visited the Western Wall. He went to a desalination plant and spoke of the assistance Israel can offer a post-ayatollah Iran that will seek to repair the environmental devastation the regime has inflicted on the land.


Rather than praise Netanyahu and Intelligence Minister Gila Gamliel who hosted Pahlavi, leftist commentators attacked them and Pahlavi. Former ambassador Daniel (“Danny”) Shek panned Pahlavi and Netanyahu for hosting him. In an interview on i24 News, Shek said the son of the former monarch “is not a force to be reckoned with” and that “Israel has nothing to gain from him.” Parroting Iranian regime propaganda, Shek insisted that no one in Iran supports Pahlavi.


Maariv columnist Yossi Melman attacked the government even more forcefully calling it “stupid” for hosting Pahlavi and inviting him to attend the Yad Vashem ceremony. Parroting the pro-Iran anti-Israel lobby in Washington, Melman wrote, “It’s counter-productive to topple the terrible regime.”

Why? Because.

Other members in good standing of the Clinton’s “pro-peace” Ashkenazi, sabra, Likud-bashing club joined the chorus of elitists standing with the Iranian regime and pillorying Netanyahu for hosting Pahlavi and Pahlavi for not hating Israel and Netanyahu.


With our ruling class in full revolt, Israel’s most important institutions—first and foremost, the IDF—are reeling. Our ability to defend ourselves on the battlefield and in diplomatic circles is constrained as never before. With our elites declaring our government illegitimate, and lobbying American Jews and politicians to boycott our leaders and reject the morality of the public that voted them into office, the government must fight against our enemies, against anti-Semitism, against BDS campaigns and anti-Israel propaganda machines with both hands tied behind its back, its mouth gagged while hopping on one foot. This situation is unsustainable.


As we approach Remembrance Day for Fallen IDF Soldiers and our 75th Independence Day next week, we must find a way to restore sanity and a sense of common destiny to our national life. We don’t have a spare country. Our ruling class needs to return to its senses and remember this obvious fact.


Caroline B. Glick is the senior contributing editor of Jewish News Syndicate and the host of the Caroline Glick Show on JNS. Glick is also the diplomatic commentator for Israel’s Channel 14 as well as a columnist at Newsweek. Glick is the senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington and a lecturer at Israel’s College of Statesmanship.


Arutz Sheva

Context is everything: The gravity of Caroline Glick’s ‘ruling class’ article

If Israel responds with unity, strength, conviction and self-respect the violent protests will wither as any extinction burst does. Op-ed.

Paul Rotenberg


Ehud Barak Flash 90

Ehud Barak Flash 90

To fully appreciate the gravity of Caroline Glick’s article about the leaders of the protests (The Ruling Class Must Regain its Senses) some context is in order. The leadership of the protests is often referred to as the leftist elite. They are a group of individuals who have held positions of power in previous governments, from Prime Ministers and Defense Ministers down and in the army as generals and high ranking officers. They are accustomed to power, to being able to tell people what to do.


They are, however, to a one, failures. The politicians among them have been rejected by the voters, the generals and officers who engaged in the politics of Israel have also been rejected by the voters, after the voters saw what these “leaders” represented.


In behavioural terms, what we are seeing now is called an “extinction burst”, often described as the child who gets more violent when not getting the desired response to violence. Continuing the comparison, the required response is to give the increased violence no better response than the initial violence got.


Bringing out 100,000 protestors in Israel looks significant, but we have to remember it is significantly less than 1 mandate, 1 seat in the Knesset. For leadership to claim this gives them authority is pitiful, for them to use violence to increase the effect of their protest is hideously irresponsible.


It leads to only 2 conclusions, the first is logical. Israel has forever been subjected to the attacks of terrorists. My son, Daniel, pointed out that to appropriately respond to terrorism you first have to recognize what it is. It is the assumed power of a person who has none, but is desperate to show how much power he has. Not rights, not privilege, they have lots of those, but tyrannical power to force others to do what the terrorist wants done.


This is exactly the case with the “leftist elitists” exacerbated by the fact that they had power and lost it due to their abuse (in the voters’ terms) of their power. They were rejected for making bad decisions and enacting bad policy. This is the context of any response to terrorists, similarly this has to be the response to the extinction burst of violent protestors and their leaders.


Is it a fair comparison, is it a fair evaluation of them? Consider the second conclusion, which is historical.

These “leaders” were the recently ousted government. This was a coalition that was formed in direct contradiction to the electoral platforms of the “leaders”. These are the “leaders” who created a government by giving veto power and a massive budget to a party representing the Muslim Brotherhood, Israel’s arch-enemy, sworn to destroy Israel.


This is a leadership that made bad decisions for Israel up until its last days, giving away massive natural resources critical to Israel’s energy independence to Hezbollah, another of Israel’s sworn enemies, to massively bolster Hezbollah’s coffers to buy the weapons that they would use to destroy Israel.


In other words these are “leaders” who showed nothing but contempt, not only for Israel and the Israeli voter, but for their own word as well.


And what are they protesting? They are out on the streets violently protesting the democratically elected government because those elected are working to fulfil their promises to the electorate. The ousted leftists can’t believe this government is actually going to do what they said they were going to do and were therefore elected to do, so they are protesting it.


Is that not bad enough? Unfortunately it gets worse.

The retired commanders who are counselling soldiers to refuse orders are the same ones who, for more than a decade refused Netanyahu’s order that they prepare plans to destroy Iran’s nuclear capability. Don’t take my word for it, read the reports in the NY Times and on CNBC. This decision on the part of individuals defying orders, has today put Israel in existential danger, and now these same people are counselling soldiers and airmen to continue to defy the orders for political reasons. This may demand legal recourse – but there is no court to take them to because reform has not been enacted.


So is Iran right, has Israel gone weak? Voting indicates not the vast majority of Israelis. Is Israel ripe for destruction? Only if Israel chooses to be. If Israel chooses to respond with unity, showing strength, conviction and self-respect the violent protests will wither as any extinction burst will. The “leaders” who show contempt for Israel will fulfil their own worst fears and never regain the power they so much desire and Israel will be the better for it. And without their interference Israelis will constructively deconstruct their enemies, a task the IDF is fully capable of when it sees them for what they are and responds proactively.


From an Email:

The Jewish State and the right-wing government are in danger!

Apr 24, 2023, 11:22 AM
Dear Friends,
We must all participate en masse in the demonstration of the million that will take
place in Jerusalem on Thursday the day after Independence Day.

* Yes, demonstrations are influential. Despite the fact that we are the majority
and despite the fact that we won the elections, we do not have the luxury of
staying at home and abandoning the street to those who do not honor the
democratic determination of the voter's will and are seeking to cause a coup. Our
representatives in the government and the Knesset must receive strength and
support from us.

* The alternative to the current government is a return, G-d forbid, to a
government that will once again promote the Oslo disaster and the
transformation of Israel into a state of all its citizens.
* For the sake of a truly Jewish, democratic, Zionist and sovereign state, we will
all participate in the demonstration of the million and, with G-d’s help, we will act
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March of the Million’ shatters opposition claim nation against judicial reform

“We are told that if the reform passes there will be a dictatorship. There is no bigger lie than that,” Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin told the crowd.

By David Isaac


(April 28, 2023 / JNS) The “March of the Million” near the Knesset in Jerusalem on Thursday evening may not have hit its target (organizers say 600,000 attended; police say 200,000), but it succeeded in putting to bed opposition claims that Israelis are united against judicial reform. It also provided much-needed backing to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s beleaguered government.


Supporters of reform have been slow to respond to months of protests against it, which have forced the coalition back on its heels, leading Netanyahu to pause the process and enter into negotiations with the opposition under the auspices of President Isaac Herzog.


Those favoring reform worry that the result will be a watered-down version of the legislation. Among the crowd’s chants at the rally: “Stop being afraid” and “We don’t want compromise.”

Translated from Hebrew by

The biggest demonstration that was reform will be

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avisaban-tweet-27April 2023-The biggest demonstration that was reform will be


Of the many politicians and right-wing figures who addressed the assembled, the biggest cheers went to the chief architects of judicial reform: Justice Minister Yariv Levin of Likud and Knesset Member Simcha Rothman of the Religious Zionism Party, who chairs the parliament’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee.


“Over 2 million Israelis voted six months ago in the real referendum: the election. They voted in favor of legal reform,” declared Levin. “We are here on this stage with 64 mandates to right an injustice. No more inequality, no one-sided judicial system, no court whose judges are above the Knesset and above the government.


“We are told that if the reform passes there will be a dictatorship. There is no bigger lie than that. Show me a single democracy in which the legal advisers decide [government policy] instead of the government,” said Levin, adding to cheers, “I will do everything in my power to bring the desired change to the judicial system.


“If someone were to tell me a few years ago that in 2023 there would be such a broad consensus in Israeli society for the need for judicial reform and that the situation today isn’t democratic, I would have told him he was delusional,” Rothman said. “Correcting the judicial system is my life’s mission and I will continue to promote it in every way.”


Likud Knesset member Avichay Boaron acted as master of ceremonies. “The purpose of the demonstration is to remind and demand from our elected officials in the government and the coalition that the people want judicial reform, that the people are behind them, that the people give them strength,” he said.


Netanyahu, who didn’t attend for security reasons, tweeted, “I am deeply moved by the tremendous support of the national camp that came to Jerusalem this evening en masse. All of us, 64 mandates that brought on our victory, are first-class citizens. You warmed my heart very much, and I thank each and every one of you.”

Translated from Hebrew by

I am deeply moved by the tremendous support of the national camp that came to Jerusalem this evening en masse.

All of us, 64 mandates that brought victory, first-class citizens!

You warmed my heart very much and I thank each and every one of you 🇮🇱❤️

Benjamin Netanyahu-tweet-27April 2023-I am deeply moved by the tremendous support of the national camp

Benjamin Netanyahu-tweet-27April 2023-I am deeply moved by the tremendous support of the national camp

Twenty-nine NGOs sponsored the protest, foremost among them Tekuma 23, an NGO founded by political activist Berale Crombie together with Boaron. Its mission is to build support for judicial reform in the wake of the protests against it.


The pro-reform rally was different in tone from its anti-reform counterparts, which are grim affairs with warnings of pending dictatorship, clashes with police, solemn torchlit marches and women dressed as Margaret Atwood-inspired handmaids with heads lowered.


This rally was boisterous, resembling a giant block party. Music pumped through large speaker systems. Protesters danced and sang. Strangers backslapped one another. It was festive. The optimism was palpable.

The protesters were largely young. Photo by David Isaac

The protesters were largely young. Photo by David Isaac


The protesters were largely young. Photo by David Isaac.

‘Deterrence against terrorists’

Encountering Herzl Hajaj of Choosing Life, a forum of Israeli terror victims and bereaved families, JNS asked him to explain the difference.


“The right is always happier,” he said. “There’s a lot of money driving the left’s protests. The folks who make all the noise and confusion do it for a payment. People here have left work. They came from Eilat, Metulla, Dimona because their hearts are with this government.”


Another notable difference was the age of the protesters. At Thursday’s rally, youth was the rule with thousands of teens in attendance. Young families with infants were not uncommon.


Israel’s right argues that the Supreme Court turned activist starting in the 1990s under then-Supreme Court President Aharon Barak, who orchestrated what he termed the “Constitutional Revolution.” The government says its judicial reform program seeks to fix the problem that has grown over the years and restore the balance of power between the three branches of government.


Rothman told JNS earlier in the week that for the opposition the protests aren’t really about judicial reform but a clash between two visions of what Israel should be—a secular state on the lines of Denmark or a Jewish state deeply connected to its particular religious and cultural traditions.


If such is the case, the young teens chanting “Rothman” at Thursday’s rally symbolize opponents’ fear that demographics are against them. They see the Supreme Court as a check on right-wing ascendance, which explains their determination to defend its power.


Reformers are just as determined to drive through changes to the court, which they say rules according to a left-wing, globalist worldview.


Hajaj said, “Bereaved families, victims of terror, are here because the Supreme Court plays a big role in undermining deterrence against terrorists. They give them rights that no other country gives them. And we paid with the blood of our children. And the citizens of Israel will continue to pay with their blood until we change this.”


JNS also met Lt. Col. (res.) Maurice Hirsch, director of legal strategies at Palestinian Media Watch, who served in senior positions in the IDF Military Advocate General’s Corps.


“What brings me here is the understanding that the legal system has to change. I was part of that ecosystem for 20 years. I was an assistant district prosecutor. And I understand that the legal system as it is today has completely failed,” he told JNS, highlighting the self-selection process that goes on in the judicial system and precludes a diversity of views on the bench.


“We have members of the Bar Association appointing judges, lawyers appointing their friends to be judges with the assistance of Supreme Court judges, ensuring that they only appoint lawyers who are the same as they—in their image. Nothing changes. There’s only one way of thinking,” said Hirsch.

Im Tirtzu street theater Protesters perform street theater. Photo by David Isaac.

Im Tirtzu street theater Protesters perform street theater. Photo by David Isaac.


Protesters perform street theater. Photo by David Isaac.

Im Tirtzu, an NGO and one of the rally organizers, oversaw street theater highlighting the Supreme Court’s power. It featured people lined up in orange prison jumpsuits, representing a nation imprisoned by the court’s rulings. Each carried a sign with a different ruling: “The Supreme Court requires National Insurance payments to terrorists,” “The Supreme Court rejected petitions against the building of illegal mosques on the Temple Mount,” “The Supreme Court prevents the removal of illegal [aliens] even when they’re violent.”


One protester wearing a mask of current Supreme Court president Esther Hayut held a stick with which he pretended to threaten and beat the uniformed protesters should they get out of line.




Am Yisrael Chai


A quick update on the ‘million man march’ yesterday.

***UPDATE about the 600,000 ‘at the Gates of Jerusalem’***


Around 600,000 people showed up for it – the biggest demonstration since 2006 – and two of Israel’s biggest so-called ‘news’ channels, Channels 12 and 13, DIDN’T EVEN COVER IT.

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Million man march-telegram-28April2023-Jerusalem

Why is this important to know?


Those same channels have been in the forefront of running all the disgusting, slanderous stories about the Rav in recent years.


They are called ‘national news’ channels, and paid for, at least in part, by the Israeli taxpayer.


And now, hopefully, more people are starting to understand that they are ‘Deep State Propaganda Tools’ – and nothing much else.

Of course, that also applies to pretty much all other media, including ‘right wing’ sites like Arutz 7 and YWN, and all the rest, that are also government-sponsored and government-controlled, as became totally obvious, during the Corona plandemic and fear-porn operation.

Pay attention!

People still think ‘the news’ is objective / why would they lie / journalists are just doing their jobs blahdy blah blah.

The news is just one, huge, stream of government propaganda, and Deep State ‘psy-ops’, with a smidgen of truth thrown in to keep people thinking it’s all legit.

Don’t be fooled!



The good news is – haha! – more and more people are turning it off in droves, and tuning it out.

And may that process just intensify and continue.


The last thing to say is that I was very impressed with the calibre of the people showing up in Jerusalem yesterday.

I didn’t attend the demonstration, but I live in Jerusalem and I was driving around, and I saw a lot of people who were giving off good vibes, and many families, and many people who I’d just characterise as ‘good Jews’.


It’s just a shame we are still putting way too much of our precious energy and time into totally corrupt ‘politics’, instead of prayer gatherings that are called by real Tzaddikim, that have the power to really resolve our ‘problems’ at their root…


But at some point, I’m sure that the penny will also drop on that score, too, and in the meantime, it was beautiful to see so many beautiful Jews in Jerusalem.



Things are being sweetened all the time here, you can literally feel it.

One day – we are on the brink of chaos and war and terrible things happening, and then miraculously, time and time again, it kind of just fizzles and disappears.

Ashrenu, that we have real Tzaddikim protecting us, and preventing all the evil plans for  more wars and holocausts.


We aren’t out of the woods yet, I know.


There are still more ‘birth pangs’ ahead, until Moshiach shows up.


But, take heart that every prayer we say, every bit of teshuva we make, every Tikkun HaKlali we recite, every minute of hitbodedut we do, every bit of Torah we learn lishma, every good deed we do, every penny of charity we give – it’s all tipping the balance, where it really counts.


And as the Rav keeps telling us, there is no decree that seven Tikkun Haklalis can’t overturn!


There are more scary predictions coming into my email all the time, about wars and other things.

We live in complicated times.


Even my so-called ‘normal’ friends are starting to worry about war, and one of them asked me yesterday if I was stocking up on food, because she’s getting emails from her other so-called ‘normal’ friends in Israel telling her to be prepared….

It’s totally an upside-down world.

I told her that until I hear from the Rav that I need to stock up on food, I’m not rushing to stock up on food.

The Rav warned people to get food in, without panic, at the very beginning of the Corona plandemic.


And he warned people to get medicine in, again without panic, two summers ago.

And if he makes another warning, I will be sure to let you know, as soon as I know.

But in the meantime, it’s life as usual.

We can’t live our lives in a constant state of fear and anxiety.

There’s a real Ba’al HaBayit here Who is running the show, and is doing everything for our ultimate good, however it sometimes seems.

And that’s definitely not Ben Gvir.



After I wrote this, I realised I’d seen something before about ‘600,000 people at the Gates of Jerusalem’ when I was putting together One in a Generation Volume II.
I’m just cutting and pasting this from the book, but it’s certainly interesting:

Another “clue” [that redemption appeared to be imminent] occurred on March 2, 2014, when more than 600,000 Jews gathered just at the outskirts of the city in a place called Sha’arei Yerushalayim, or the “Gates of Jerusalem,” to pray for the Torah world in Eretz Yisrael, and to protest the government’s plans to force yeshiva students to serve in the IDF.

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Tehillim-1Million Man Atzeret-3March2014

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The Million Man Atzeret-Tehillim-2-March-2014 Jerusalem-Religious Zionist Rabbanim

There’s a special bracha, “Chacham HaRazim,” that is said when a person sees more than 600,000 Jews gathered together in one place. It’s arguably one of the rarest brachos ever said, because getting that number of Jews together is a very unusual occurrence. But on March 2, 2014, the bracha was said for the first time in living memory.

A few months before this gathering took place, students of Rav Dov Kook in Teveria put together a booklet that contained more of what the Vilna Gaon wrote about the coming of Moshiach, as brought in the book Kol Hator, section 6.


There, it’s written as follows:

Rabbi Binyamin of Shklov asked our master the Vilna Gaon what he could do to try to hasten the coming of Moshiach ben Dovid and the redemption of Am Yisrael. The Vilna Gaon answered his student: ‘If you can gather together 600,000 Jews in a place called the “Gates of Jerusalem,” whenever you’re able to do that, a gathering of 600,000 Jews can completely cancel out the power of the sitra achra that rules at the Gates of Jerusalem — and then, you’ll merit the complete redemption.’”


When the Vilna Gaon first wrote those words more than 200 years ago, no such place called the “Gates of Jerusalem” even existed, and barely a handful of Jews lived in the holy city, as economic conditions in the Holy Land were very difficult under the Ottoman Turks.


Similarly, when the students of Rav Kook wrote this information in their booklet, before Rosh Hashanah 2013, no plans for a huge gathering had even been considered. It seemed to be another clear-cut sign that the redemption was imminent.


Today, the area where the people were gathered is mamash called the ‘Jerusalem Gate’ project.


Some more ideas from this:

‘Binyamin of Shklov’ I now know to be that infamous ‘Frankist Rebbe’ who continued on ‘under cover’ in the Jewish community, i.e. this guy:

Benjamin Rivlin of Shklov genealogy

Benjamin Rivlin of Shklov genealogy




He’s the direct ancestor of former President of Israel Ruvi Rivlin – and a bunch of other people who are still playing a very big part in Jewish affairs today, on both sides of the ‘religious’ and ‘secular’ aisle.

Literally two days ago, I suddenly had a massive brainwave that the ‘Eliyahu Rivlin’ who is listed as ‘Benjamin of Shklov’s’ brother is none other than… the Vilna Gaon himself.


The history of the family was all re-written by a Rivlin ‘historian’ at the turn of the 20th century, to cover all this up, and the Vilna Gaon got hidden under the strange name of ‘Eliyahu Platkes Rivlin’.

RIVLIN is just an anagram of VILNA.

Now, go and see how many people descend from this ‘RIVLIN’ family who are literally still running Israel today.


If you go HERE, you’ll find that there are apparently many mysteries around the supposed tomb of the Vilna Gaon in Vilna.

I’ve written about this a lot before, but very surprisingly, the Vilna Gaon is meant to have been buried in a shared grave, with a shared tombstone, with someone else, called ‘Noah Lipshutz’.

This is  snippet:

Rav Noah Mindes Lipshutz, author of Parpera’ot la-Hokhmah (Shklov, 1775) and Nifla’otChadashot (Grodno, 1797). He died 3 Tevet, 1797, shortly after the death of the Vilna Gaon. He married Minda (hence: Mindes), the daughter of Rav Eliyahu Pesseles (see above, grave 1). Their daughter married the Gaon’s son, Rav Avraham. A close associate of the Gaon in his lifetime, they share a tombstone in death.

4. The Vilna Gaon. He died 19 Tishrei, 1797.

5. Minda Lipshutz, the daughter of Rav Eliyahu Pesseles and wife of Rav Noah Mindes Lipshutz. Righteous and learned, she was related to the Gaon in a variety of ways (see above, graves 1 and 3). Date of death uncertain.


HERE is that official ‘family tree’ on Geni, stuffed full of people I’ve linked back to the ‘Frankist Family Tree’.


Interestingly, the sister of the Maggid of Mezritch, Ruhama, is also meant to have married a ‘Noach’, surnamed Altshuler , and they became the grandparents of Chabad Rebbe Number 3, the Tzemach Tzedek- (but the more I look into the history, the more I understand so many of these names are made up and deliberately decieving.)


And HERE is the family tree for the person I believe to be AKA the Vilna Gaon, Eliyahu Platkes Rivlin.


It leads right down to people like the Koenig family of Lubavitchers (with a Breslov ‘sprig’ in Tsfat), amongst a bunch of other people you’ve also undoubtedly heard of, including the Schneerson family of Chabad Rebbes….

So much more to unpick here… but I’m totally sick of doing it!



One last thing:

It could be that the tomb of the real ‘Vilna Gaon’, Reb Eliyahu RIVLIN / VILNER is to be found in the old cemetery of Tiberias, and not in Vilna’s Shnipistok cemetery.


Right at the back there, behind the section where all the chassidic Rebbes were buried, there’s a tomb of a mysterious ‘Reb Eli’, who is meant to be one of the Perushim who came out with the other disciples of the Vilna Gaon.

Very little is known about who that mysterious ‘Reb Eli’ actually is.

I think I need to go back to Tiberius, and take a closer look at his tomb again.






The Rav on ‘Judicial Reform’

judicial reform - Israeli flags flying - Photo by <a href="">Yoav Aziz</a> on <a href="">Unsplash</a>

judicial reform – Israeli flags flying – Photo by Yoav Aziz on Unsplash



Shavua tov!

The Rav made some comments about ‘Judicial Reform’ and all the protests going on last week, that I thought you might find interesting.


Translated from Shivivei Or Newsletter, Number 307:



They had here now on the television all the time ‘bombardments’ from the Leftist government, the government of kefira (heresy), who just wanted to bring more terrorist attacks, the drive away the Jews.

They wanted to erase the name of ‘the Jews’ from the world, that there ‘shouldn’t remain a trace of Israel’.


So, they were doing programs every day against brit milah – every day! What is this, to take children eight years old and to chop them?! Chop him when he’s 18 or 20! (I know that by then, he’s going to be totally chiloni (secular]…[i.e. so he’d have no interest in being circumcised as an adult].



In any case, they were doing this sort of awful, intimidating propaganda.


There was Aaron Baumel here, and he said now, I’m going on TV to talk in favor of the brit milah – he wanted me to tell him a few words.


I thought they’d already stopped… [all the propaganda against circumcisions…]


Now, they already stopped. They can’t continue. Now, there’s already a dati (religious) government, and they are going out of their minds.



At the end of the day, they just want to change one judge, that’s what they want to change.

There was Aharon Barak here, who made a dictatorship here.


He ruled over the land, and put all of the rabbis in prison. They also put me in jail, everyone….

This was all one co-ordinated action, to fabricate shtuyot (nonsense), to make up stories about everyone.

So, they want to change a judge, this is what they want to do, and not more than this.

They are still ruling here, even today.



Every word of the Rav contains mountains of information and clues.

But these comments were a little more ‘understandable’, even just on the basic level.






Tomer Devorah

From an Email 09May2023
Chai Iyyar/Lag B’Omer


[See Below:]

There is a qualitative difference between what is transpiring now and what has been up until now.


— IDF SURPRISE ATTACK… “Shield and Arrow” – A few hours ago the IDF attacked Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leadership in Gaza, bombing and killing 3 top leaders, naming the operation Shield and Arrow. An additional 10 sites were bombed in Gaza per the IDF.

— IDF HOME FRONT COMMAND… has declared an emergency situation within 40 km of the Gaza Strip. All outdoor activities are canceled.

— IDF RESERVES… Defense Minister Gallant has approved the call up of reserves

— GAZA CROSSINGS… Erez and Keren Shalom crossings are closed.

— RISK…. the operation is directed against Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization and not Hamas, Hamas is out of the picture as far as Israel is concerned, will they choose to get involved?

— BEN GURION…. Flights to Ben Gurion Airport were re-routed farther north to avoid risk of rocket fire. (None yet.)

— HEZBOLLAH…. In Lebanon, Hezbollah has stated it is mobilizing.

— ROCKETS? None so far, the funerals for the killed PIJ leaders are scheduled for right after noon prayers. Likely then?

…updates as they become available.

— EVACUATION FOR RESIDENTS AT SPECIAL RISK NEAR GAZA… HOME FRONT COMMAND has activated an evacuation plan for residents of near-Gaza towns & villages including Sderot who have special needs, seniors over a certain age, cancer patients, or disability over certain levels or who receive treatments or therapies. These people should expect to be contacted by their city or town officials for EVACUATION DUE TO HIGH ROCKET RISK. (source: note sent out by Sderot municipality)

— PALESTINIAN NEWS SITES HACKED…. Palestinian Islamic Jihad news site Kanan News has been hacked as has PalToday and Jehad, the front pages now with a poster in Arabic showing the killed leaders and saying “Who’s next?”.

ISRAEL REALTIME defense/security updates

— SHECHEM (Nablus)… Situation escalating? “Reports on helicopters and helicopters participating in the activity in Nablus. Mosques calling on fighters confront the IDF. According to the Arab reports, such a large amount of forces has not been seen in Shechem for many months. Dozens of armed men are involved in shooting against IDF forces.”

— PIJ KILLED LEADERS WERE HEADING TO EGYPT? According to reports, the three individuals have been in hiding for the past few days out of fear of assassination. They have recently resurfaced to join a delegation of political bureau members from the Islamic Jihad, to attend a convention of the movement’s elected officials from outside the Gaza Strip and West Bank. They emerged from hiding to bid farewell to their families in their homes after receiving permission from Egypt to leave through the Rafah crossing to Cairo. However, during this time, they were attacked and killed.

— JETS OVERHEAD… IDF jets heard loudly overhead in southern Israel. Fly safe, be successful!

Will the Third Messianic War Arrive with Mashiach ben Yosef?

27 Adar II 5779 02 April 2019

In light of this news from yesterday’s Debka (Egypt’s Israeli-Hamas deal further shakes Jordan’s Hashemite throne), I am reposting something I wrote five years ago…

There is an amazing prophecy in the Book of Yeshayahu that comprises only one pasuk, but which may very well describe what I call a “messianic war.”  To my mind, a “messianic war” is defined as one which brings us closer to the fulfillment of our destiny and includes the restoration of Jewish sovereignty over significant parts of our land.


For instance, the War for Independence in 1948 was the first so-called Messianic War.  It brought us sovereignty over the Land of Israel once again after almost two-thousand years of exile.  The Six Days War of 1967 was the second Messianic War.  It restored Jewish sovereignty over Judea and Samaria and, more particularly, Jerusalem.


Are you beginning to see a pattern here?  It’s called “levels of kedushah.”  Everyone knows that the Land of Israel has more kedushah than any other land and that Jerusalem is another step up in kedushah from the Land of Israel as a whole.  So, what is the next step up after that?  You got it!  The Temple Mount!


It should be clear to all by now that despite the words of the revered General Mordechai Gur, a”h“Har Habayit beyadeinu!” – it’s really not.  On 25 July, an Arab flag was hoisted over it and the Israeli police station there was set afire.


Therefore, the Third Messianic War should give us complete sovereignty over the Temple Mount and result in the eventual construction of the Third Temple.  So, is this Third Messianic War really described by the Prophet Yeshayahu?  It begins in chapter 11 and identifies the time period as being when “He will gather in the dispersed ones of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”  Unlike in Yeshayahu’s own time when we were divided into two kingdoms – Israel and Judah – we will be united as one people upon the land and then,…

They will fly in unison against the Philistine (Palestinians) to the West (Gaza), and together they will plunder the people of the East (‘Palestinian Territories’); their hand will extend over Edom and Moab, and their discipline over the Children of Ammon (Jordan). (Yeshayahu 11:14)

If I have understood correctly, The Third Messianic War will begin with the re-conquest of Gaza and will ultimately end with our occupation of Jordan.  We can easily imagine how this could happen even today as some unexpected occurrence in the current conflict in Gaza expands to rioting in the ‘West Bank’ and moves on to Jordan where a reported 75-80% of the population identifies as “Palestinian.”  That country becomes destabilized and the kingdom falls and…Israel must rush to fill the vacuum.


With the Jordanian WAKF out of the picture, we will have complete sovereignty over the Temple Mount restored and we will yet again be in possession of more land area, as happened in 1967.  This will also fulfill a promise made by the Prophet Yirmiyahu

And I will return Israel to its abode, and he will graze in the Carmel and in the Bashan; and in Mount Ephraim and in the Gilead his soul will be satiated. (Yirmiyahu 50:19)

Carmel and Mount Ephraim are on the west bank of the Jordan River. Bashan and Gilead are on the east bank of the Jordan River. See also…

…days are coming – the word of Hashem – when I will make the alarm of war heard in Rabbah [capital] of the Children of Ammon; it will become a heap of ruins and its surrounding towns will be burned down in fire; then Israel will inherit its inheritors, said Hashem. (Yirmiyahu 49:2)

Israel and Judah Map

Israel and Judah Map

Like Mashiach’s arrival, just because it is delayed doesn’t mean it’s never going to happen!


JerusalemCats Comments:

JerusalemCats Comments:

As the Proxy war in Ukraine has proved. Israel like NATO can not survive with the IDF Generals and IDF Technology. It is the yeshivas that protect Israel and not the Iron Dome. Hashem is our protection.

תהילים פרק כ

 ח: אֵ֣לֶּה בָ֭רֶכֶב וְאֵ֣לֶּה בַסּוּסִ֑ים וַֽאֲנַ֓חְנוּ בְּשֵׁם־יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֣ינוּ נַזְכִּֽיר׃

Psalm 20:7 These trust in chariots and these in horses, but we call on the name of HASHEM our God.

JerusalemCats-tweet-4May2023-Israel like NATO can not survive with the IDF Generals and IDF Technology

JerusalemCats-tweet-4May2023-Israel like NATO can not survive with the IDF Generals and IDF Technology

Translated from Hebrew by

In an interview with ‘Mishpa’, Goldknopf reveals that Netanyahu was given a deadline regarding the conscription law: “The Prime Minister received unequivocal information from me according to which there is an order from the Council of Torah Elders that if the conscription law is not passed before the budget, we will withdraw from the government. As long as there is no other order, this is what will be done.” . @arutz7heb


‘Technical error’ caused Iron Dome to malfunction during Gaza terror onslaught

Several rockets hit residential areas in Sderot, including one that wounded three persons.

(May 4, 2023 / JNS) A “technical error” caused a malfunction in the Iron Dome missile defense system during Tuesday’s conflagration with Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip, an Israel Air Force investigation found.


During a barrage on Tuesday afternoon, several rockets hit populated areas in Sderot, including one that wounded three foreign nationals working on a construction site.


A ceasefire that took effect early Wednesday ended 24 hours of fighting during which more than 100 rockets were fired at the Jewish state.


The IAF said Thursday that the interception rate of rockets headed for populated areas during the flare-up was nevertheless 90.5%.


The exchange erupted early Tuesday morning when senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Khader Adnan died in an Israeli prison after an 87-day hunger strike.


Thereafter, terrorists in Gaza fired four projectiles at Israel, which responded later in the afternoon by shelling Hamas targets in the Palestinian enclave. Following the IDF strikes, barrage after barrage of rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, setting off warning sirens in numerous communities for the remainder of the day and overnight.


Amid the ongoing rocket fire, the IDF began striking terror assets in Gaza, including military compounds, weapons manufacturing sites and depots, a subterranean attack tunnel and training grounds.


Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the rocket fire, the worst such outbreak since a conflict in August 5-7 of last year.


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