1 Kislev 5776
Rosh Chodesh Bet
It seems that the nations of the world have banded against us with an assortment of weapons. Although they haven't (yet) come against us with the traditional weapons of war, they are currently waging a war by other means - economic and cultural.
Trying to destroy our economy...
Standing in Solidarity with Terrorism? The BDS Movement’s “Wave of Action”
...This marks the first time that the BDS movement has publicly declared solidarity with Palestinians — while Palestinians were murdering Jews.
US OK with new EU labeling rule for goods from Israeli settlements, doesn't see it as boycott
The Obama administration said Thursday it doesn't consider a new European Union rule outlawing "Made in Israel" tags on goods from the West Bank as a boycott of the Jewish state, only a technical guideline for consumers.
...State Department spokesman Mark Toner said. "And as you know, we do not consider settlements to be part of Israel. We do not view labeling the origin of products as being from the settlements as a boycott of Israel."
Trying to destroy our historical connection to our land...
UNESCO approves Arab draft declaring Tomb of Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb Muslim sites
..."This decision is yet another step in the continuous Palestinian endeavor to rewrite history and distort the sources of World Heritage in this part of the World. ..."The deep Jewish ties to the holy sites in Jerusalem and its surroundings are undeniable and no decision of UNESCO can alter that,"....
The final version of the draft resolution approved by the UN's cultural body early Wednesday, was changed at the last minute to remove a controversial clause saying the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the holiest site at which Jews can pray, is an "integral part" of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
Israel had denounced the statement as "a clear endeavour to distort history" and appropriate the site.
This, too is an aspect of the War of Gog uMagog and further proof that it has already begun. May it serve to mitigate the severity of the actual shooting war when it begins. Hashem yerachem!
And may this new month of Kislev 5776 see a return of the Maccabean spirit in Am Yisrael.
Shabbat shalom and chodesh tov~