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Israel 'Prepared to Escalate' Over Gaza Violence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office, November 11, 2012.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office, November 11, 2012.
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Israel's prime minister says he is "prepared to escalate" his country's response to a flare-up of violence along its border with the Gaza Strip.

Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet Sunday that Israel "will not sit idly by in the face of attempts to attack us."

Hostilities along the Gaza Strip escalated sharply in recent days. On Saturday, Palestinian militants fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli military jeep patrolling the Gaza border, wounding four soldiers.  Israel retaliated with air strikes Saturday and Sunday, killing six Palestinians. Officials and witnesses say 25 people have been wounded in the flare-up.

The armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility for firing the anti-tank missile into southern Israel.  

Sporadic clashes have occurred between Israel and militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. However, the level of violence in the border region has been down significantly since an Israeli military operation in the region in 2008 killed 1,400 Palestinians.

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by: ROSENBERG from: USA
November 14, 2012 7:29 AM



This week, at a time when one million people in Israel are targeted for hundreds of aerial attacks launched by the Gaza regime , a new Israel Advocacy Task Force has been spawned.




The Israel Advocacy Task Force will address issues of the day that Israel has to cope with on a daily basis.




Let’s begin with Arab education.




Contrary to the widely publicized notion that the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA intended to incorporate Holocaust education in their schools, there has never been a plan for a Holocaust curriculum in any UNRWA or Palestinian Authority school.

Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, director of the executive office of UNRWA said clearly: “I am writing to clarify that there is no ‘Holocaust curriculum’ as such in UNRWA schools and there are no plans to introduce one.”

There is, however, one aspect of the new Palestinian Authority educational system in that does deal to the Holocaust.




In all Palestinian Authority schools, students learn from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s PHD, which he wrote 28 years ago at Moscow University entitled “The Other Side: The Secret Relations between Nazism and the Leadership of the Zionist Movement.”




Abbas’s thesis: the Zionist movement initiated murder of the Jews in Europe.



The time has come to ask that everyone who funds the Palestinian Authority educational system - beginning with the US Congress – condition money to the PA on the immediate cancellation of their "holocaust curriculum"



With the genesis of the new session of US Congress in January, The Israel Advocacy Task Force will escort experts on Palestinian Authority and UNRWA education to make presentations for staffers the Middle East Subcommittee of the US House Foreign Relations committee, in tandem with the Center for Near East Policy Research in Jerusalem, www.IsraelBehindTheNews,com, ;directed by investigative journalist and community organizer David Bedein.




To that end, The Israel Advocacy Task Force is seeking sponsors to cover the cost to hire and escort the experts.




Meanwhile, the time has come for everyone who reads this memo to contact people of influence to demand that the PA and UNRWA cease and desist from the greatest lie perpetrated against the survivors of the Nazi Horrors...applying the principle that a lie repeated often enough will become believable.





RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT


by: JohnWV from: USA
November 12, 2012 10:09 AM
The UN Human Rights Council has adjudged the Jewish state guilty of violating international law by repeatedly obliterating infrastructure and civilians in Palestinian neighborhoods with American tanks, fighter jets and white phosphorous. Innocent fathers, mothers and children are being killed, splattered actually. The Palestinian's response with crude rockets is pathetic. But those rockets do confirm that Palestine will not accept defeat, they “give proof through the night that (their) flag is still there.”


by: JohnWV from: USA
November 11, 2012 1:40 PM
Besieged Palestinian Gaza is an experiment in provocation. Stuff one and a half million people into a tiny space, stifle their access to water, electricity, food and medical treatment, destroy their livelihoods, and humiliate them regularly...and, surprise, surprise - they turn hostile. Now why would you want to make that experiment? Because the hostility you provoke is the whole point. Now under attack you can cast yourself as the victim, and call out the helicopter gunships and the F16 attack fighters and the heavy tanks and the guided missiles, and destroy yet more of the pathetic remains of infrastructure that the Palestinian state still has left. And then you can point to it as a hopeless case, unfit to govern itself, a terrorist state, a state with which you couldn't possibly reach an accommodation. And then you can carry on with business as usual, quietly stealing their homeland.

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