Facism in Israel: Israeli Democracy: U.S. Interfers in Israeli politics.You have probably seen the horrific scenes of the extreme brutality involved on your TV screen with police on horseback charging into crowds and mercilessly beating protestors with clubs. In addition, there is much information to be found on the Internet about police violence and abuse.
On Wednesday, February 1, 2006, Israel suffered a virtual pogrom ordered by Ehud Olmert, the non-elected, interim Prime Minister of Israel. He sent the Yassam (special units) and Magav (border guards) to destroy nine homes in the community of Amona in Biblical Samaria.
Several compromises had been discussed, such as the nine houses being dismantled and moved to a different location. But Olmert was not interested in compromises - he wanted to "draw blood". He thought this would gain potential votes for his Kadima Party.
You have probably seen the horrific scenes of the extreme brutality involved on your TV screen with police on horseback charging into crowds and mercilessly beating protestors with clubs. In addition, there is much information to be found on the Internet about police violence and abuse.
A very small sample is presented here:
Roni Daniel, Channel Two's veteran anchorman, reported from the scene: "The policemen here are reigning blows down on the settlers, one after the other. The blows are unnecessary, they are hitting just to vent their rage. There is no need for it. The police behavior on the roofs has to be investigated. The violence here is unnecessary."
Teenage girls said the police called them prostitutes, threatened to rape them, and touched their private parts.
A 52 year old woman said that when a Yassam policeman took her out of a house in Amona, he placed his hand under her sweater. She slapped him in the face. Other policemen then approached her in a threatening manner, but then left her.
An army officer, whose name is known, did not allow an ambulance to enter Amona.
Even Magen David Adom (MDA) medical teams were not immune to police attacks, even though they were wearing their orange MDA vests. On many occasions, they were brutally beaten
Fifteen year old Avishag S. of Haifa, who says she is still in pain and even has since developed a fever, told the following story:
"I was in house No. 6 and the Yassamnikim came in through the window. One of them pulled me up by the ear, while beating me with his club in my stomach. He didn't just hit me. He turned the stick around almost inside me and then another one kicked me in the back, and then sort of threw me out the window, giving me glass splinters in my leg. After a few seconds, my stomach began to hurt me terribly, and I just started screaming in pain, all doubled over. An army medic told me I had better go to the clinic, but a Yassamnik did not let me pass. Only when they brought me a stretcher, because I couldn't walk, did he let me go through. In the clinic, they didn't know exactly what to do.
But they saw there was a real fear of damage to an internal organ - so they called an ambulance. But throughout this time they couldn't give me any pain killer, and so I was yelling in pain the whole time. Once I was in the hospital (Shaarei Tzedek) they gave me an ultra sound and infusions and everything. That's when they finally told me that I was just a millimeter away from having an internal organ damaged, which would have meant a dangerous operation. I was also very worried that my uterus was affected, but in the end they reassured me on that as well..."
Three Knesset Members from the National Union Party were also injured. They were in Amona as observers in their capacity as representatives of the Knesset. They sustained head injuries and broken limbs. They say there is no way that this attack on them was accidental. Their faces are too well known in Israel.
Ehud Olmert has refused to institute an official investigation of what happened in Amona. "The police only did their job", he said.
However, yesterday the Knesset voted in favor of establishing an Investigative Committee to look into last week's violence.
Olmert has used the police to silence his political opponents. Is the carnage at Amona the beginning of the end of Israel's democracy?
The following is an article which aptly describes the horrific police violence in Amona.
Trauma in Amona by SHLOMO BLASS, The Jerusalem Post - Feb. 6, 2006
It was 11:15 a.m. Wednesday when I received the call from my brother in Jerusalem: "Abba was hurt, do you know anything about his condition?"
I was in Amona that morning in my capacity as a journalist. I knew my father, Jonathan Blass, who serves as rabbi of Neveh Tzuf, would be in Amona. Only a few days before he had delivered a sermon in the synagogue in which he called upon the adults to join the protest in Amona. He wanted them to participate not only in order to protest the demolition of Jewish homes but also to serve as a mature and calming force among the many teenagers who were expected on the scene.
I had been greatly concerned for my father's safety because as soon as I arrived I saw the police storming the houses, beating the protesters surrounding them. The police gave no warning or ultimatum before they began their onslaught. They came to the houses, billy clubs brandished, and commenced beating people with blow following blow. I saw a 19-year-old fellow I know break out of a group of protesters standing outside one of the houses. He told me, "They surrounded us from all sides. People who wanted to couldn't retreat."
Even as he told me this, I still thought and hoped that the police would act differently toward clearly non-violent adult protesters.
Little did I know? MY BROTHER'S call came after he heard Pinchas Wallerstein, head of the Binyamin Regional Council, on the radio describing how my father, standing near him, had been clubbed on the head by a mounted policeman. He assumed I was at the scene for work and immediately phoned me.
I raced from place to place trying to find my father, who was not answering his mobile phone. I met a neighbor. He told me he had been standing close to my father but had been separated from him when the police cavalry charged into them, clubbing every person they approached.
At a certain point, walking inside a tent overflowing with wounded protesters, most of whom were suffering from head injuries, I ran into a paramedic who knew my father. He informed me that he saw him being evacuated, conscious, in a military ambulance.
Twenty minutes later, I finally succeeded in reaching my father on his cell phone. Although the connection was bad, I received the impression that he was safe.
Just as our conversation ended, a 16-year-old, seeing my press card, approached me.
"I just want to let you know that I volunteer in the civil guard, but I am leaving my volunteer card here on this hill."
"Why is that?" I asked.
"I saw a policeman purposely club a 12-year-old boy on his kneecap. I understand that some force is required to get control of the situation here. But that was just plain, gratuitous cruelty. He's a little squirt. The policeman could have easily just picked him up and carried him away."
I finally found my father walking out of one of the tents, where he had been examined by a doctor. He held an ice pack to a bump on his head the size of my fist. He described how he and a group of adults had been standing outside one of the houses when the policemen rammed into them without warning.
A European journalist, standing nearby, overheard our conversation and could not help but ask my father, "They beat you on the head - an adult with a white beard and all?"
"I was relatively lucky," my father replied. "A person standing next to me was struck in the eye after receiving a blow on the head." It was later reported that Yechiam Eyal, 15, was hospitalized in serious condition after receiving similar blows.
ON THE way back to Jerusalem on the noon news broadcast I heard Yisrael Yitzhak, the police commander in the area, respond to anchorwoman Yael Dan's question regarding the police's orders and behavior at Amona. Brazenly, Yitzhak claimed: "Policemen did not beat protesters on the head."
Yitzhak lied because he knew he could get away with it when the object of his lie was the settlers. He knew most of the reporters were little more than government spokesmen, incapable of discerning where reportage ends and spin begins. He knew he was living in a country where the only two radio channels are controlled by the army and the government, and he also knew that in Israel 2006 lying is acceptable. After all, it worked for the prime minister, who lied to his voters, and for the defense minister, who lied to the Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee.
IT IS true that the protesters also resorted to violence. It is true that on Wednesday the 4,000 protesters were bereft of leadership capable of restraining a minority of hotheaded youth who insisted on throwing rocks at policemen.
But this fact does not mitigate the evil reality that unfolded: A force of 2,000 well-organized, highly-trained policemen with a clear chain of command stormed a crowd of protesters, most of whom were motivated by the love of Israel and live by the highest moral standards, who had come to Amona to exert passive resistance and demonstrate their empathy with the families whose homes were set to be destroyed.
As a journalist and loyal Israeli citizen I came away deeply disturbed by the organized police violence masked with lies and enabled by an anemic and supportive local media.
The writer is a freelance journalist and producer working with foreign press and Makor Rishon.
Ehud Olmert is a dangerous man. He has a way of convincing you that he is squarely on your side in order to get your political support. The following is a letter which he wrote in March 2001, which was published in the Women in Green's Purim Gazette:
To all the Purim Dinner Guests,
Jerusalem was and always will be the Eternal Capital of the Jewish people, the source of prayers, and the focus of our very being.
As Mayor of Jerusalem, I will do my utmost to preserve the status of Jerusalem as the Eternal United Capital of Israel.
I wish all the Members of "Women For Israel's Tomorrow", who work unceasingly for Jerusalem and the Land of Israel, the strength to carry on with their blessed undertaking.
He sure had us fooled! Now, in Amona, he is beating up three generations of Women in Green grandmothers, their children and also grandchildren.
Olmert is the original Zig-Zag man. Contrary to what he so piously professed in his above Purim Greetings, he told the Jerusalem Post, in June of 2004, that he envisions at least six outlying east Jerusalem neighborhoods being transferred to full "Palestinian control".
He is a dishonest and therefore a dangerous man. It does not behoove U.S. President Bush and U.S.Secretary of State Rice to interfere in the upcoming Israeli elections, by promoting Olmert's candidacy. This election should be an entirely internal matter.
Please send my Letter to President Bush, to the U.S. Congress, your local press, your family, your friends and acquaintances.
With Love for Israel, Ruth Matar
Article courtesy of Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
This conviction is revealed by the fact that 76% of Israeli Jews want Israel to permanently retain sole responsibility for security in all of Judea and Samaria. Eighty-eight percent say that Israel must permanently control the territory bordering Ben-Gurion Airport. Eighty-one percent insist that Israel must permanently control the land that bordering the Tel-Aviv-Jerusalem highway Route 443.
“Occupier” is a legal term that does not apply to Israel. Israel’s legal title and rights to its present territory were established in the San Remo resolution, an agreement adopted by victorious Allied Powers after World War I, confirmed by the League of Nations, and incorporated into the U.N. charter. None of the Jewish people’s rights to live, emigrate to and settle the land of Israel have ever been revoked, nullified or superseded by a subsequent act of international law.
Both of them understand what Sima Kadmon wrote in her latest political column: “After all, Religious Zionists are a bunch of suckers, you’ve been treading on them for four years, and a month before the election, you suck up to them and the voters come storming in droves.” So right. So true. So sad.
While Minister Lieberman speaks of 2.7 million Arab Palestinians in Judea and Samaria, the actual data that has been validated by senior demographers is that there are 1.8 million Arab Palestinians, and this figure has been trending continually downward for the past twenty years along with the most rapid westernization of any other area.
So there you have it. The Patriarch Joseph was born in 1683BC. He was set over the Kingdom of Egypt in 1656BC. The Israelite Sojourn in Egypt commenced in 1648BC. Joseph died in 1582BC. The Hyksos were expelled in 1554BC. Moses was born in 1523BC.The Exodus commenced in 1449BC. The Israelites entered Caanan in 1412BC and 480 years later in the 4th year of Solomon the first temple commenced construction in 970 BC.
I am going to make some statements about the USA as might be found in the newspaper of a mythical communist country called, ‘The Democratic Marxist Republic of Californication.’ In doing so, I am going to be making statements that a casual world news observer or internet savvy foreigner might actually consider to be factual based on extensive exposure to western media.
Disciplining yourself to pay attention to the actual words used and the actual meaning of the sentence is very important, especially so since so much of what purports to be news is little more than the writer’s opinion about the facts of the news. Unfortunately, people easily succumb to emotive language such as ‘Donald Trump demonstrates his stupidity again!’ Such a headline is designed to reinforce in the minds of those who don’t like Trump, that he is an idiot. Another thing of which to be careful when reading is the inclination to ‘interpret’ what we read within the context of our religious, cultural and political worldviews.
When you stand to speak you are doing more than reciting words. You are in fact engaged in communicating with an audience your opinions, ideas, feelings, passions and/or knowledge on a subject. They expect you to express yourself with feeling and passion and to actually know what you are talking about. Therefore it is essential that you KNOW what you are talking about – and – show the appropriate body language, gestures, actions and emotions associated with your topic.
The kids used to turn up repeatedly throughout the day just to look at the foreigner, touch him, feel the hair on his (the monkey’s) arms and generally just gawk. China has changed a lot over the years but there have been times when a foreigner in a small town or village would attract huge crowds. Sometimes people would be known to suddenly come upon you, look up at your face and just plain scream! I’m not joking!
Where were these PC (expletive) when I and others were writing years ago about the Syrian crisis? Did they care about the Syrian people? No they didn’t! Do these same sociopathic western political activists who would call me a racist support Muslim and other cultures similar practices such as female circumcision? – polygamy? – arranged marriages? No they don’t! They outlaw it! So don’t talk to me about how I am a racist!
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]