23 June 2020

It Doesn't Matter How Much or How Little...

2 Tammuz 5780
On July 1, when Netanyahu releases his plan for sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, it will be the first time that the general public can view an approved format. It will most likely cover the points hammered out in intense discussions this week between the White House and Netanyahu. (Source)
Just like we did not know on May 25, 2020, which was the day following Rosh Chodesh Sivan, that the death of a man named George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police that day would set off riots and demonstrations around the world, so it is not always obvious from the beginning how significant an event will turn out to be.

But, I have no doubts whatsoever that the significant event for Tammuz will turn out to be traceable back to whatever was decided in the White House in Washington, DC during the meetings held there on Monday and Tuesday, June 22 and 23, both days of Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, regarding Israel's annexation of West Bank territory.
Trump, top aides to decide this week whether to back Netanyahu’s annexation

...The White House will this week hold a “decisive” meeting on whether to approve Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declared plan to start from July 1* annexing the 132 West Bank settlements and the Jordan Valley — the 30 percent of the territory allocated to Israel under the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, Israel’s Channel 13 reported Saturday night.

Citing unnamed American and Israeli sources, the report said US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman is to fly home on Sunday for the pivotal meeting, which is scheduled for Monday or Tuesday, and which is also to be attended by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; and National Security Adviser Richard O’Brien. Friedman may meet with Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz before he leaves.
Trump himself is “likely” to join the session, the report said, since “he’s the one who will ultimately decide” on whether to approve Israeli annexation, and if so on what scale.

US mulling phased annexation, starting with areas close to Jerusalem – report

...Rather than back Netanyahu’s broad annexation plan, the administration is looking at other options, including a staged process in which Israel would start by declaring sovereignty only over several settlements in the Jerusalem area, the report said, citing an unnamed source.
In the end, it doesn't matter how much or how little they do, the Arabs will use it as an excuse to go to war. The signs are already there...
A Palestinian man was shot and killed while attempting to run over Border Police officers with his car in the West Bank Tuesday afternoon, Israeli police said.

Police said in a statement that the incident, which took place in the West Bank town of Abu Dis east of Jerusalem, appeared to be a deliberate attack.

...The incident took place days before a possible Israeli annexation of some as-yet unspecified portion of the West Bank, as the Israel Defense Forces prepared for a wide range of scenarios for potential regional fallout — up to and including a large-scale wave of terror attacks.

According to a Channel 12 news report Sunday, the IDF is preparing for three possible violent reactions to annexation.

The first would see mass protests by Palestinians; the second, shooting and car-ramming attacks in the West Bank; the third, a return to the waves of suicide bombings seen during the Second Intifada in 2000-2004. (Source)

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kovahi warned Wednesday Israel could soon face violent unrest in the West Bank, which could easily spread to Gaza, as the army preps for possible violence in response to the government’s plans to begin annexing lands claimed by the Palestinians. (Source)
And while the Americans are plotting in Washington how best to strip our Holy Land from our hands and give it to our enemies as a base from which to launch their final solution, they are pushing their decadent "values" on Israel in a continuing culture war...
US embassy removes Pride sign in spat with Jerusalem municipality
The US Embassy in Jerusalem removes a pride sign after the city claims it must request permission to hang the LGBT banner.

“The PRIDE sign at the US Embassy Jerusalem was temporarily taken down today [Tuesday, June 23, 2020] pending a discussion with the City of Jerusalem municipal government. The PRIDE sign will be rehung as soon as possible on the Embassy property,” the US Embassy says in a statement.

Hebrew media reports say Deputy Mayor Arieh King sent inspectors to cover up the sign.

Sources in the municipality tell the Walla news site that the sign was removed due to the embassy’s failure to gain approval from the municipality.

But Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan Nahoum says on Twitter that no such approval is required.  (Source: TOI)
Inspectors from the Jerusalem Municipality ordered the US Embassy to remove a banner marking Pride month at a building belonging to the embassy near the Old City on Tuesday, after Deputy Mayor Arieh King complained that the banner was displayed illegally and called it an "impurity."

...The sign was displayed on the property of the US Embassy's Palestinian Affairs Unit on Agron Street, near the Mamilla pedestrian mall.
King stated that "any body that tries to defile the holiness of Jerusalem needs to be opposed. Whether it is an Israeli body and of course when it comes to a guest who has come to the city," according to Arutz Sheva.
"I expect the municipality to handle it quickly and efficiently and to remove the impurity from the public area of Jerusalem," said King.

...The United States is committed to protecting LGBTI and other marginalized communities around the world," said the Embassy in a statement. "All human beings deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and are endowed with the same unalienable rights." (Source)
How ironic!  Such a thing would not pass anywhere in the Palestinian Authority!!

And then there is this just in: 
Airstrikes were reported Tuesday evening in two areas in Syria, with some reports attributing the deadly strikes to Israel. ...According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based watchdog, Israeli air forces targeted sites operated by Iranian militias in both Tel A-Sahn and Kobajjep. ...It was the fourth incident of alleged Israeli strikes in Syria in the past month.  
Earlier in the day, IDF chief Aviv Kochavi visited troops in northern Israel and warned they may soon need to shift attention to the West Bank and Gaza, should violence break out in response to Israeli annexation plans. (Source)


  1. When the "Annexation" Fiasco leads to the Third Messianic War, is this how Hashem will keep America from stealing our victory?


  2. People have false impressions that Moshiach is some sort of cuddly grandfather figure with a long white beard who will be a harmless friendly old man. 

    This is not true. 

    Moshiach is coming to reinstate the reign of haShem over mankind by force if necessary with Yerushalayim and the third temple as the capitol. He will fight wars and he will win them. The enemies of Israel will be killed. 

    Because of 2000 years in the chokehold of Edom, we don't know what it means to live under a Jewish king. The idea of a Jewish monarchy fighting the wars of haShem is foreign to us.

    But the messianic wars will be fought and won. The third temple will be built. Sacrifices will be reinstated and Torah justice will reign over the earth.  As Torah Jews, we all will be required to submit to this king and his rulings and to honor him.  Rambam in hilchos melachim lists out the halachot for a Jewish king. 

    If these statements on Moshiach based on chazal make us feel uncomfortable, we have to do some serious soul searching. We have gotten used to extreme moral laxity under the influence of Edom.  That moral laxity will very quickly go away. Many Torah Jews, perhaps the majority won't be able to handle the transition to the kingdom of Torah but it will happen anyway.  

    Let's just say....it won't be a democracy.  Are we ready for it? 

  3. Dignity and Respect do not equate to an immoral flag hanging anywhere. Respect to the person but not acceptance of the person’s behavior.
    Also add to all this, the TA Mayor has approved of LEGAL marriages between all sorts of immorality, the 5-letter group, and inter-race groups that are not allowed by the Religious Courts. Woe to TelAviv a/k/a Kelaviv.
    And one can also add, that in Bible Codes, Abu Mazen is compared to a Kelav (d-g)

  4. The Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality will recognize same-sex, interfaith and other couples who are not eligible to be married by the state’s religious authorities. arutzsheva The "dog-eating mayor” is allowing all this.

  5. Never ceases to amaze that despite the overwhelming problems they face, and their low approval ratings, whether it be in the US, France, Europe etc, these leaders always have time to interfere in Israeli affairs. Not only are we dhimmis in muslim eyes, but in xn eyes too. They have never forgiven us for escaping their clutches and constantly work to reassert control over us.

    About the US embassy, aren't the staff supposed to learn about cultural sensitivities before their posting abroad. How did pride month go in Saudi Arabia?

  6. About the recognition of these "marriages", this has to be against the law. I know they call it medinat tel aviv, but in theory, at least, they are still subject to the laws of the country, unless we now have our very own Chaz in Israel, chas veshalom.

  7. I REST MY CASE...

    PA prime minister at protest: Small-scale annexation just as bad
    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh tells a PLO-led protest against Israeli annexation plans that it does not matter if Israel annexes one settlement or the whole West Bank.

    “”They say that ‘if we just take a little land, that doesn’t matter.’ No, it matters! Annexation is annexation, no matter its size. Small or large, it is a setback for the Palestinian people,” Shtayyeh says at the protest in the Jordan Valley town of Faisal.

    “The Jordan Valley is like Jerusalem,” Shtayyeh says, in terms of its inviolability.

    (Source: TOI @ 6:06 pm today)

  8. Over 50 years later after '67, the medinah decides to annex.

    Great idea but decades late. Had they done it right after '67, no one would have cared.

    Today, the erev rav regimes risks starting a world war with their combinot about annexation versus sovereignty.

    May this next war bring down the erev rav regime.
    Ganz, Bibi it makes no difference. These people are dangerous for the Jewish nation.

    It will be what it will be.

  9. Beezrat Hashem your predictions will be proven wrong once again. Pragmatism and gradualism are the key. Israel will be able to annex all, most or at least the big settlements with US support. No Fakestinian state will be created and Trump will be reelected.

  10. The U.S. is known for fomenting rebelions and unrest in other nations in order to take them over in the end. It seems to me that the U.S. is speaking out against annexation but actually is pushing it with the Trump pease plan. This in the end will of course cause unrest and violence in the area after which the U.S. can then swoop in and "save" the country (not the necessarily the people). Since they can't get Jews to fight other Jews they have to pit the arabs against us to cause the chaos they need to disguise their evil plans.

    - The Original Me

  11. I agree with all the Comments above