In any normal country missile launches on civilian population centers would represent a declaration of war. Not so in Israel. Many Israeli soldiers have died because the IDF frequently is forced not to employ its superior fire power out of concern for Arab civilians! "If we know that a terrorist who is in the midst of firing a Kassam aimed to kill, is holding his son's hand, we will not fire." ABU MAZEN is the architect of Palestinian hate-education in schools, mosques and official media - the most authentic reflection of his vision, and a manufacturing line of homicide-bombing. Notwithstanding Abu Mazen's seemingly moderate appearance, his embrace of the "Prisoners' Document" has reaffirmed the fundamentals of his own hate-education: idolizing homicide bombers, the "claim of return", terrorism and the inadmissibility of the Jewish State.
In any normal country missile launches on civilian population centers would represent a declaration of war. Not so in Israel. Since the "disengagement" from Gaza, more than 5,000 Kassam rockets have rained down on southern Israel. More weapons have been brought into Gaza in the past ten months than entered in the previous 38 years. Al Qaida and Iranian Revolutionary Guards are training Fatah and Hamas members in the destroyed Israeli communities of Gush Katif.
But Ehud Olmert, Israel's Prime Minister, has until now refused to send forces into Gaza. He refused because he would therefore admit that all territory abandoned by Israel is taken over by Israel's enemies. He has continuously undermined Israel's credibility by constantly making empty threats, and bombing empty fields and buildings.
Not unexpectedly, Olmert's lack of decisive action emboldened the terrorists to increase their attacks, both from the air and on the ground.
Notice the Date? 2006? When Did Israel finally move?
Blood, Guts, Glory and Virgins (Feb 2009) To surrender their (Hamas') power and ideology would destroy them. It would make of them 'ordinary citizens' in 9-5 jobs. B-O-R-I-N-G!
1. THE KEREM SHALOM ATTACK: On June 25th, Corporal GILAD SHALIT was captured by a group of eight Palestinian Hamas terrorists who tunneled underground from Gaza into Israel, murdered two crew members, wounded a third, and took Shalit captive. Hamas is demanding the release of over 1,000 terrorist prisoners held by Israel.
Could the Kerem Shalom Attack have been prevented? Gilad Shalit's father, Noam Shalit, criticized the Olmert government last Monday, July 3rd. "It is delusional," he said, "that the State of Israel would attempt to reestablish its deterrence at the expense of my son..... Israel should have done that before the attack when there was intelligence on tunnels being dug in the region."
2. THE KIDNAPPING AND GRISLY MURDER OF 18 YEAR OLD ELIYAHU ASHERI, the grandson of Rabbi Druckman from Itamar: Within days following Gilad Shalit's abduction, Hamas boasted that they had an 18 year old "settler" in their possession. There was no ransom demand. His charred body was later discovered in Ramallah. He had been executed with a shot to the back of the head.
3. THE ROCKETING OF ASHKELON, a major strategic city in Israel, on July 4th, and again, yesterday, on July 5th: A direct strike to strategic installations in Ashkelon, such as Israel Electric Power, which provides one fourth of Israel with electric power, and the Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company, would dangerously affect services to large regions in the south of Israel.
These attacks have finally forced the Olmert government to reenter Gaza. The statement of Olmert's ministerial cabinet listed the goals of the current operation as "the release of abducted Corporal Gilad Shalit and the ending of the firing of rockets and mortars from Gaza."
Has Olmert finally decided to protect his own citizens? Don't be too optimistic! He worries more about what Condoleezza Rice and the bleeding anti-Semitic hearts around the world will say!
Among soldiers poised to reenter Gaza were officers from the IDF's Civil Administration, whose job is to ensure that no humanitarian crisis erupted in the Strip during the operation. The Security Cabinet communique said that the defense establishment had been instructed to respond "comprehensively and immediately to all humanitarian needs."
How about Jewish humanitarian needs, like the need to stay alive?
I will give you a sad example of how the Israeli Defense Forces has been conditioned to operate. The extent to which the IDF has been conditioned to operate under terms of engagement that dramatically inhibits its ability to strike back at terrorists was exemplified by OC Air Force Maj.-Gen. Eliezer Shkedy, who told the Jerusalem Post: "If we know that a terrorist who is in the midst of firing a Kassam aimed to kill, is holding his son's hand, we will not fire." Palestinian Authority seems poised to use kids as human shields:
Has the Olmert government lost its senses completely?
To hold back from elimination a terrorist directly engaged in a potentially lethal act of terror directed against civilians is not a manifestation of morality or humanity. It reflects utter confusion and the application of false values which violate the primary obligation of a government to defend the lives of its citizens. It means we are adopting the flawed morality of the bleeding hearts who consider that the well-being of human shields deliberately positioned to defend those seeking to kill us warrants a higher priority than the life and limb or our own citizens.
Many Israeli soldiers have died because the IDF frequently is forced not to employ its superior fire power out of concern for Arab civilians!
It is bizarre to expect us to continue providing water and electricity to neighbors who proclaim that their objective is to destroy us and who rain rockets on our civilians.
Why doesn't Olmert inform the Arabs that every time a missile is launched against Israeli citizens, we will turn off the electricity and water for Gaza for a couple of hours. Wouldn't that be more effective than bombing empty fields and buildings?
Humanitarian help to the Arabs? Give me a break! They willingly used their democratic right to vote the Hamas terrorist group into power!
Sadly, the Palestinian Arab electorate enthusiastically supports the agenda of Hamas, which is the annihilation of the Jewish People, and the eradication of the Jewish State.
I want to end with two quotes of Jewish wisdom from the Talmud:
If someone comes to kill you, kill him first.
One who is merciful to the cruel will end up being cruel to the merciful.
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]