By Mark Langfan
October 30, 2014
PM Netanyahu has been a brave Israeli Prime Minister on the Iranian nuclear issue. Why? The entire present-day country of Iran is rung with huge difficult mountains. In specific, the Zagros Mountains line Iran’s western borders and tower over 4,000 meters high. For Israel, Iran’s multiple geographically and topographically nested nuke facilities are no Iraqi Osirik in the plains of Mesopotamia. Iran is tough military nut to crack. Prime Minister Netanyahu didn’t attack Iran, but not because he is a coward. Israel didn’t attack Iran because:
1.Obama serially lied to Israel, and promised Israel the US wouldn’t allow Iran to construct a nuclear bomb.
2. Obama also extorted and threatened Israel not to attack Iran.
Netanyahu’s not a coward on Iran; but Obama is liar and an Iranian stooge.
This started in October 2008, not October 2014. Claims that “ISIS aligned the US and Iran” just recently are pure idiocy. Obama walked into the Oval Office in 2009 already aligned with Iran, and with Valerie Jarett having a direct telephone line to the Iranian Twelver mullahs. “ISIS” is only a convenient excuse for Obama to come out of his Iranian closet. Obama has protected the Iranian-terror state from the start For instance, when there was the first Iranian uprising Obama doted over Iran’s regime like a doting mother over her little new-born babe as Iran machine-gunned protesters in the streets.
Obama has always held an American military supply knife to Israel’s throat. Obama withheld vital US Hellfire air-to-ground missiles from Israel when Hamas was actively firing Iranian M302mm Khaibar missiles into Tel Aviv; just imagine what American military supplies Obama would have withheld from Israel if Israel had violated Obama’s “don’t-attack-Iran-or-else” threats. In retrospect, Bibi wasn’t a coward for not attacking Iran, he was a prescient military genius. One never begins a war without having the supply chain to finish it.
Imagine what horrific concessions in “Judea and Samaria” Obama could have extorted out of Israel if Israel was in the middle of a war with Iran/Hebollah/Hmas, and Obama had pulled the military plug on Israel as in the 2014 Gaza War? This would expose Israel to a Hamastan ‘West Bank‘ rocket state. I have always believed Obama would betray Israel in any war, let alone an Israel-Iran war, so I never sided with a unilateral Israeli attack on Iran.
Obama betrayed Israel on a defensive operation, letting Israel understood that it could never trust Obama in any war, let alone an offensive war against Iran’s nukes where Israel would have to project power over a thousand miles away.
Iran was never Israel’s problem; Iran is everybody’s problem. It is Saudi Arabia’s, Egypt’s, Pakistan’s and America’s problem. Why should Israel do the dirty work on Iran, and get all the blame and condemnation, where the Sunnis are likely to be attacked first? Obama may have called Netanyahu a coward, but the unintended consequence of his insults will be to strengthen Israel’s military and strategic bonds with Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Both the Egyptians and Saudis now see Obama will betray Israel as Obama has betrayed both of them.
An extremely bad Obama-Iran nuclear deal must be very close at hand. There’s a chance that the Senate may turn Republican, and hence may be a constitutional thorn to consummating an Iranian-nuke deal. Obama may be forced to get the Iran-nuke-deal done after the congressional mid-term elections, but before the Republican majority Senate is sworn in in January. A Republican majority Senate will likely constitutionally demand that any Iranian-nuke deal constitutes a treaty, and, therefore, must be put to a Senate treaty ratification vote.
Obama may even have arranged a pre-emptive verbal attack on Israel to give Israel a taste of what may happen if Israel dares complain about Obama’s deal to empower Iran as a nuclear-weapons’ state.
The only silver lining is that Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia have now seen Obama’s betrayal on the Iranian nuclear track. This means Obama is planning an even greater betrayal of Israel over the ‘West Bank’. I disagree with Josh Ernst the White House spokesperson, actually the Obama insults were very “productive.” Obama is exposed as a lying Iranian stooge before hoodwinking Israel on the ‘West Bank’.
Prime Minister can now show Obama he is the true hero of Israel by building not just a mere 1,000 homes in Judea and Samaria, but by building 100,000 homes in Israel’s sovereign homeland.
By Yaakov Levi
A report Wednesday by State Comptroller Yosef Shapira said that Israeli tax authorities have failed, or been otherwise unable to collect tens of millions of shekels in taxes from institutions and individuals associated with the haredi community. Money is exchanged “under the table,” unreported to tax authorities, and funneled through charitable organizations and kashrut supervision groups known as “Badatzim.”
In addition, self-styled “Kabbalah” rabbis collected hundreds of millions of shekels from acolytes and believers – in cash, and without paying taxes.
The report examined the activities of 20 organizations that operate in the haredi community, for the period of April through October 2013. The Comptroller was responding to a series of complaints to police and tax officials on illicit activities in the Badatz organizations.
According to the report, 11 rabbis and six Badatz groups did “business” of about a billion shekels combined – NIS 887 million (about $250 million) to the credit of a single “Kabbalah rabbi.” The report did not disclose the rabbi’s name.
The report said that it was unlikely that all the money had reached that rabbi’s accounts as donations to him – but rather was probably being used to launder money, with depositors paying a fee to use the account for unreported income, and then withdrawing it.
“Tax authorities must increase their efforts to investigate these incidents and bring those perpetrating these crimes to justice,” the report said, adding that the Comptroller’s office and other authorities have been demanding an investigation into such incidents since 2009.
Ed. Comment MP-While anonymous White House officials claim how Netanyahu is a Chicken “Explicative” for not attacking Iran. Nutty BiBi has no problem in attacking Muslims in “Eretz Israel.” In any form! Rather spiritually,physically or monetarily!
I fail to understand why they would invite this talentless buffoon in the first place…
ed note (Tony)…These ‘shots across the bow’ are veering closer to the boat.
A freelance photographer who documented three young Jewish women attacking an Arab woman in Jerusalem is being sued for defamation after Israel’s most popular television news channel published her photos. Now she is asking for the public’s help to fund her legal defense.
Dorit Jordan-Dotan, who last year photographed a group of Jewish women attacking an Arab woman in Jerusalem, launched a campaign last week to fund her legal defense; the Jewish women whom she documented in the scuffle are suing her for NIS 300,000 (roughly $80,000) in damages. Under the banner, “Political lawsuit against freedom of expression,” Jordan-Dotan is asking for the public’s help — through an Israeli website similar to Kickstarter — in funding her legal defense. At the time of writing, she had raised over two-thirds of the requested amount (NIS 30,000).
In February 2013, Jordan-Dotan, an independent documentary photographer, saw a scuffle break out at the Kiryat Moshe light rail station in Jerusalem. She picked up her camera and documented what she saw. According to the three plaintiffs, Shafra Richter, Ruth Meshulami and Chen Alfas, who are being represented by Attorney Doron Nir-Zvi, Jordan-Dotan caused them great harm by distributing the photos in which they can be seen striking the Arab woman, “without putting forth the photographs from when the incident began, from which it would be possible to see that the plaintiffs were defending themselves against the same Arab woman.” According to them, Jordan-Dotan “provided the deceptive photographs to media outlets that distorted reality, whereas the light rail security cameras show that it was actually the Arab woman who started the skirmish.”
Another claim of theirs touches on the fact that Jordan-Dotan did not blur the young Jewish women’s faces, despite the fact that they were minors at the time of the incident, and she therefore committed a criminal offense and violated their privacy. The plaintiffs also claim that in an interview to Channel 2 News, Jordan-Dotan said that the Arab woman was the victim of an attack, which they claim, is contrary to reality. Channel 2 News is also being sued by the three women.
On behalf of his clients, Attorney Nir-Zvi demanded in Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court that each of his three clients be compensated NIS 100,000 (roughly $26,000). Additionally, he asked that Jordan-Dotan and Channel 2 News be ordered to “destroy all of the publications and photographs relating to the plaintiffs that exist on the Internet.”
Through her attorney, Yadin Elam, Jordan-Dotan filed her response to the suit last week. According to her, she documented the violent incident that she saw and passed along the documentation to media outlets in good faith. She added that she did not witness the start of the scuffle and did not document that part of the confrontation. She passed along all of the photos in her possession to media outlets, she emphasized, without any selection or filtering on her part. According to Jordan-Dotan, she did not know and could not have known what the plaintiffs’ ages were, and the moment that she was made aware that they were minors at the time of the incident, she removed those photos in which their faces could be seen.
According to Jordan-Dotan, the lawsuit was filed against her is a frivolous suit designed “to send a clear, tough and threatening message to anyone who in the future may find themselves in the defendant’s shoes — who sees such an incident and dares to give their photos, testimony and impressions to a journalist.”
“After the photos were published in the media, the defendant suffered mudslinging and slander attacks, including threats and insults via email and Faceook as well as responses in newspapers,” Jordan-Dotan says. Attorney Itamar Ben-Geir, who was representing the plaintiffs at the time, even raised the possibility that Jordan-Dotan herself was part of a conspiracy with the Arab woman who was attacked. In light of that claim of defamation, Jordan-Dotan is demanding counter-damages of NIS 100,000 (roughly $26,000) from the plaintiffs.
“It is incumbent upon the plaintiffs to take up their claims about the publication with the publishers, and not with the defendant,” Jordan-Dotan added.
Channel 2 News claims, through its attorneys Yishgav Nakdimon and Dakela Biran, that the reports which it published about the incident were “truthful reports based on photographic evidence of the incident — that took place in a public space — and about the police investigation that was opened into it.” Channel 2 added that in doing so it was — legally — carrying out “its journalistic and public duty to publish materials of public interest.”
Channel 2 goes on to argue that, “the photos that were published in the news reports speak for themselves and prove that the young Jewish women photographed in them, attacked the Arab woman and struck her with their hands.”
“The reason that the attack began is of no importance,” Channel 2 News argued. “And even if the physical attack shown in the pictures was provoked somehow by the Arab woman, that does not lessen the severity of the young women’s violent response, which is shown in the photos.”
Channel 2 News also claims that there is nothing in its report that could defame the plaintiffs. In addition, the company’s counsel emphasized, its employees did not know that the photographed women were minors at the time of publication.
In its response to the suit, Channel 2 News points out that it removed from its website — “Mako” — the interview with Jordan-Dotan as well as another report on the incident, without admitting to any of the claims against it. In addition, the company wrote, it blurred the faces of the Jewish women in other articles that remain on its website. However, the Channel 2 interview with Jordan-Dotan from immediately after the incident remains available on the website of Channel 2 concessionaire “Reshet,” which also publishes material from Channel 2 News.
This is so absurd, I was thinking of not even posting it. But since I am… do take note of the author’s name.
Not Iran but in the same spirit.