Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beheading of Journalist James Foley By ISIS ?

JamesFoley was a 40 year old photo journalist "" for the news outlet GlobalPost." and was kidnapped on November 22, 2012 in Syria.  Supposedly he was just beheaded by ISIS in Iraq according to CNN.  So far his boss said it was unconfirmed.    The news organization's co-founder Charles Sennott said today there is "no reliable proof that this execution is authentic" and that they're working to gather information.  Investigators have said they believe Foley is being held by the government near Damascus with one or more Western journalists, but the Foleys said they're less sure about that information now."  CNN says the beheading is on video tape.  

Foley was captured by Libyan forces in 2011. His captors then allowed him to make a phone call to confirm he was alive. The family has had no contact with him since his Thanksgiving Day abduction in Syria.  Another journalist is being held and will be beheaded if USA doesn't stop air strikes in Iraq.  The White House has condemned this act.  


                                                        Danny Pearl, Journalist (1963-2002) 

One has to remember Daniel Pearl.  " He  was a journalist with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by Pakistani militants and later murdered by Al-Qaeda, ISIS's forerunner by beheading on February 1, 2002.  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed stated that he had personally beheaded Pearl.  Daniel's mother was a Jewish lady from Iraq.  

One Pakistani guard told "I think he understood that he was going to be killed and refused to accept tea or to gulp pills. He even did not allow himself to be injected."
Before he was murdered, they forced him to relate his Jewish background and express sympathy with detainees in Guantanamo Bay before putting the knife to his throat once - and then again, a second time, owing to the faulty camera.
One of those present told police: "When they were slaughtering him in front of me I thought it was a bad dream. I had seen the cutting of a goat or chicken many times, but had never seen a human being slaughtered in front me."

Resource: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/video-appears-show-beheading-journalist-james-foley-missing/story?id=25043593

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Another Cease Fire Ending Midnight Tuesday Aug. 19th-20th and Then What?

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                     

All this time, Hamas has been raining down rockets, mortars and missiles on southern Israel.  There has never been any demands made from them.  We knew from their charter that they were trying to drive Israel into the sea and that they would never accept Israel as a Jewish state.
On Saturday, Hamas leader Khaled Mashal said his group would not back down from any of its demands, which include opening all border crossings with Gaza; building a seaport and an airport; and an end to Israeli settlement building.

The talks on Sunday reportedly will be centered around an Egyptian proposal calling for an indefinite cease-fire, with talks on Palestinian demands, including a Gaza seaport and airport, to begin in a month. Under the proposal, negotiations for the remains of two Israeli soldiers held by Hamas in exchange for Palestinian prisoners would be postponed.

"A five-day cease-fire ends at midnight Tuesday.
Hamas’ foreign affairs spokesman, Osama Hamdan, said Saturday that Israel could accept the group’s terms or prepare for a prolonged war of attrition. He also said that Hamas tunnels will continue to be a “strategic threat” to Israel and its rockets will be more precise “next time.”

Lovely.  Israel is carrying on a war with terrorists who are as bad as ISIS.  Obama has stopped a shipment of much needed rockets from the Pentagon for Israel because they did not pin point their targets as well as he thought they should.  I wonder if he's ever tried to do this?  The fact that the rockets from Gaza came from behind children and women in public buildings, a new way of fighting, causes Obama to believe that Israel should not have shot anything at them.  This is what Hamas has been hoping for.  

When your whole country is threatened as all of Israel is now with rockets from Gaza hitting corners of the little state, you have 2 choices; remain in bomb shelters for weeks until the next cease fire (?) and not fight back and then wait a bit more for the terrorists to come out of their tunnels into your land and slaughter all the people, or fight back.  Israel has chosen to fight back.  It's come down to this;  Israel's people or Hamas's people.  Israel has the Iron Dome but can't use it for every rocket shot into the land and it's only 90% accurate.  

Israel did the right thing by warning everyone when and what they would have to do, whereas Hamas told them to stay put.  What they were doing was sacrificing their women and children for the cause of ending Israel's existence.

Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/08/17/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/israeli-negotiators-to-insist-on-security-at-continuing-cairo-talks#ixzz3AgUuHAIM


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Human Sacrifice Among Canaanites

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                        


If I were the leading Palestinians, I'd quit saying I was a descendant of the Canaanites.  First of all, none of them exist anymore.  They were done for when Joshua and the Israelites entered Canaan and had a battle over the land which started in 1271 BCE  That was 3,285 years ago.  The Israelites won and the few Canaanites that were  left alive were soon taken into the population through marriage.  Any Canaanite genes that were passed on are in the Jews of today in very small quantity if indeed they've lasted that long.

G-d explained his plan in that it wasn't because the Israelites were so pure and perfect that they were to have the land but that the Canaanites were so evil.  G-d had also promised the Patriarchs of the Israelites that he would lead them there.  The Canaanite religion was immoral and inhumane.  They practiced every abomination imaginable.
They sacrificed people and that included their sons and the killing of their aged parents.  Akiba (40-137 AC) cited a particularly loathsome instance of such a murder, which he himself had witnessed.  He was Rabbi Akiba or Akiva ben Joseph.  Many of the comments in the Babylonian Talmud are written by him.  He taught Judaism in his travels and because he did that was tortured by the Romans.  They flayed his skin with iron combs.

Human sacrifice was the practice among the primeval Greeks and Romans, Celts, Slavs, and Scandinavians.  It was used among the Germans down to late Roman times.  This was also widespread among the ancient Semites, especially in times of national danger or disaster.  Excavations in Israel  at Gezer, Taanach, and Megiddo have revealed regular cemeteries around the heathen altars in which skeletons of scores of babies have been found, showing traces of slaughter and partial consumption by sacrificial fire.  "According to Pliny the Elder, human sacrifice in Ancient Rome was abolished by a senatorial decree in 97 BCE, although by this time the practice had already become so rare that the decree was mostly a symbolic act."

Israel's fight against this hideous aberration of the religious sense began with the story of the sacrifice of Isaac and was continued throughout the centuries.   Many cultures show traces of prehistoric human sacrifice in their mythologies and religious texts, but ceased the practice before the onset of historical records. Some see the story of Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22) as an example of anetiological myth explaining the abolition of human sacrifice.

 It is an irony of history that the one People, Jews,  who for a thousand years fought this horror of eating blood have suffered from the libellous accusation of ritual murder and the use of human blood for religious purposes, such as with the Damascus Affair in 1840 , an accusation of Jews using blood in matzos and such.

"Deut 18:10 explicitly states "Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire". Jer 7:31 states that sacrificing a child by fire, even to Him, had never been commanded nor entered God's mind."

Even in the 20th Century, this horrible and Satanic lie was officially levelled against Israel in the Beilis trial at Kieff in 1913; and then it was broadcast by Nazi leaders in their campaign of ruin against the Jewish population of Germany.  In regard to the Nazi resurrection of the fable of ritual murder, it is well to recall that in 1912 no less than 215 non-Jewish leaders in German public life, learning, literature, theology, science, and the arts, issued a protest against this cruel and utterly baseless libel on Judaism.  They wrote:  "this unscrupulous fiction, spread among the people, has from the Middle Ages until recent times led to terrible consequences.  It has incited the ignorant masses to outrage and massacre, and has driven his-guided crowds to pollute themselves with the innocent blood of their Jewish fellow-men.  And yet not a shadow of proof has ever been adduced to justify this crazy belief."

Deuteronomy XII, 23-28 warns against using or eating blood.  This law is mentioned as early as Genesis IX,4 and is repeated in Lev. XVII, 11.13; XIX, 26.  The Jewish method of slaughter and the salting of meat have as one of their main purposes the draining away of the blood so as man could not ingest any of it.

Another practice in primitive man was to eat a limb torn from a living animal, and that became a law Jews couldn't not do.  Blood was looked up as the life.  The law said that "though shall not eat the life with the flesh."  Even the blood that remains in an animal after the flow of blood has ceased is prohibited.  Another commentator, Ibn Ezra, suggested that the use of blood would have a demoralizing effect upon the moral and physical nature, and pass on a hereditary taint to future generations.  Blood was to poured out upon the earth as water.  "Thou shalt not eat it.

It was very scary for the Israelites who had been walking for 40 years to come to their goal and be told they had to fight for the land in 1271 BCE.  Deuteronomy's advice in VII 17 was: "If thou  shalt say in thy heart;  "These nations are more than I;  how can I dispossess them?  thou shalt not be afraid of them;  thou shalt well remember what the Lord thy G-d  did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;  the great trials which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, whereby the Lord thy G-d brought thee out;  so shall the Lord thy G-d do unto all the peoples of whom thou art afraid."  The victory belonged to G-d, not to Israel.

While working in Montana with children who had been abused, I found out that some of them had belonged to some sort of Devil's Cult and had experienced or seen infant sacrifice.  This is happening today.

Resource: Pentateuch and Haftorahs II, edited by Dr. J.H. Hertz, chief Rabbi of the British Empire, Volume II Numbers, Deuteronomy, Deuteronomy XII, 31
Cecil Roth, The Ritual Murder Libel and the Jew, London, 1935
A Book of Jewish Thoughts, Oxford edition, p. 181.

Friday, August 15, 2014

ISIS (The Islamic State) Now in Gaza Embedded with Hamas

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                               

In late June the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Masry Al-Youm, reported that Egyptian security forces arrested 15 ISIS terrorists (Daash) who tried to infiltrate into the Sinai from the Gaza Strip.  They were arrested and said they had been instructed to begin the formation of an ISIS branch in Egypt among terrorist groups in the Sinai.

Now the PA and Israel are convinced that ISIS has been in Gaza and has been shooting some of the rockets into Israel.  This means they are embedded with Hamas terrorists.  Last month ISIS uploaded a video clip on YouTube on July 8th showing rockets launched at Israel called "The Salafist-jihadi movement in the Gaza Strip.  ISIS launches rockets at the Jews, and it showed about 10 rockets shot into Israel.

Of course Hamas says it's all a lie.  They could have even messaged ISIS to come and help them and they would join together.  Hamas's Interior Ministry denied the report and says that all tunnels between Gaza and Egypt have been closed by the Egyptians who found and destroyed them.  Iyad Al Bezem, Hamas interior spokesman, said that there aren't any ISIS in Gaza.  I say, "since when have they told the truth?"  Even the PA does not believe them.The Salafist group of radical jihadi ISIS who just changed their name to The Islamic State, proclaimed on June 29th that it was an Islamic caliphate.

 Baghdadi, the leader, claimed religious authority over all Muslims in the world, and said he has ushered in a "new era of international jihad."   To my knowledge, Baghdadi needs to prove his descent from Mohammad and the only way to do this scientifically today is through a DNA Y haplogroup test. He hasn't mentioned one.   One such person is the King of Jordan who is a direct descendant and holds this right to claim a caliphate but has not.  Baghdadi was born and educated in Baghdad.  The highest achievement he is known to have is a PhD and plenty of dead bodies in his wake.  Anyone who does not adhere to his Salafist life-style is beheaded.

To prove it, the group has exterminated at least 500 people of Iraq's Yazidi Kurdish ethnic minority and buried some of its victims alive.  Some 300 Yazidi women were kidnapped as slaves and around 150,000 Yazidi Kurds, who have been trapped by ISIS on Iraq's Sinjar mountains, were currently homeless and starving, though the USA has now air dropped enough food and water.
We know Baghdadi  has come in through Syria and has taken the border between Syria and Iraq, and than has taken much of Iraq including Mosul but not Baghdad yet.  He has as a goal taking all of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel, then the USA.  He's been working on the border with Iraq and Jordan.

There was a rally on June 12th to celebrate the victories of ISIS in Iraq.  Hamas policemen were  dispersing the Rafah rally in response.  Hamas also stopped local journalists from reporting about the rally because they wanted to keep this silent about ISIS in Gaza.  Dozens of people were chanting, "Khaybar, Khaybar, Ya Yahud, Jaish Mohamed Saya'ud!"  This means, "Oh Jews, Mohamed's army will return.  It's in reference to a battle in 629 between Mohamed fighting the Jews of Khaybar in NW Arabia where many Jews were killed and Jewish women and children were taken as slaves.  Sounds like what ISIS has been doing.

In our version of this story as found in the Jewish Encyclopedia, Khaibar was an oasis, about 100 miles north of Medina where tribes of Jews lived who had been exiled from Medina.. Mohammad had written a letter to the Jews to get them to convert, but they wouldn't do it.    In 628, Khaibar was subdued by Mohammed, but the Jews were allowed to stay and retain their lands, giving half their produce to the Moslem conquerors.  Mohammed adopted this policy because there were no other trained agriculturalists in the region.  when slave labor from conquered countries became available, the Jews of Khaibar were expelled by Omar in 641.

Another source from Robert Spencer reports that Mohammad killed 93 Jewish men there.  Then they searched for the people's wealth.  Kinana bin al-Rabi, a Jewish leader of Khaybar was supposed to have been holding the treasure of the Jewish  Banu Nadir tribe, was brought before Mohammad and he denied knowing where the treasure was, but Mohammad said, "Do you know that if we find you have it I shall kill you?"  Kinana said yes.  Some of the treasure was found, and so Mohammad gave orders to torture Kinana until he tells what he has.  One of the Muslims built a fire on Inana's chest, but he could not tell.  When he was about dead, Muhammad bin Masslama, killer of the poet Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf, beheaded him.

Then Mohammad agreed to let the people of Khaybar go into exile like he had with Banu Nadir and they could keep what they could carry.  He told them, however, that they had to leave behind all their gold and silver.  The ones who were farmers begged to stay and that they would give him half of their produce if allowed.  He said to them, "If we wish to expel you we will expel you."  They no longer had any rights.  Then the Muslims found some treasure that had been hidden, so ordered the women of the tribe to be slaves and they took land.  The Prophet had their warriors killed, and their children and women taken as captives.  Later, during the caliphatae of Umar in 634-644, the Jews who had stayed as farmers at Khaybar were banished to Syria, and their land was taken.

So far, I see some Syrian men  with Jewish Y DNA and Arab women with Jewish mt DNA just from this one episode.  Also, Baghdadi is using the same tactics as Mohammad did; beheading and taking money not his.

Baghdadi had been arrested and was in prison in Iraq by US forces but then suddenly released. before his claim of a caliphate.  

"US Forces spokesman in Iraq David Perkins announced that the US military did not confirm so far whether Al Qaeda Chief in Baghdad Abou Omar Al Baghdadi has been arrested or not. On the other hand, Baghdad Operations Command asserted that DNA tests are being carried out to confirm whether the arrested is Abou Omar Al Baghdadi or not."

Resource:  http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/20034/isis-gaza-israel-watch/?utm_source=Breaking+Israel+News&utm_campaign=de49bd923f-BIN+Email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b6d3627f72-de49bd923f-83518689#W5deIBWi4T6tIvCt.97
The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia
The Truth About Muhammad by Robert Spencer
http://www.alsumaria.tv/news/9090/dna-tests-to-confirm-al-baghdadi-identit  DNA testing?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jethro (Yitro) , Moses' Father-in-Law and His Descendants-the Druze of Israel

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                        

         Members of the Druze faith believe that Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah was God incarnate.(in earthly form

Exodus 2-13 tells about  how Moses (1391 BCE-1271 BCE)  met his father-in-law, Jethro (Yitro).  Moses found himself in a spot in Egypt where the Pharaoh had wanted to kill Moses since he had killed an Egyptian who had been beating a slave. Moses had hid his body in the sand  but there were witnesses to this murder, 2 slaves. So Moses fled to the land of Midian.   With his luck, the 7 daughters of the leader and priest of Midian met him at the well where they had stopped to water their flock of sheep and one thing led to another.  Moses wound up marrying the oldest of the daughters, Zipporah,  and led a happy life living in Jethro's home and tending his flocks.  On traveling to Egypt with Moses, she saved her son's life by circumcising him (Exod.4:24-6). He had just been born and was due for his circumcision.   Later she returned to her father with her 2 sons, Gershom and Eliezer, and rejoined Moses at Mount Sinai (Exod. 18:1).  Both sons die later.  It is Aaron, Moses' older brother who produces many heirs.

Moses was called by G-d to return to Egypt and speak with the Pharaoh which led to the Exodus.  After the Exodus, Jethro visited Moses at Rephidim and advised him on legal administration.  (Exod. 18).  Jethro had met him and had brought with him with his 2 sons and Zipporah.  Jethro said, "Now I know that G-d is greater than all the gods, for in the very matter in which the Egyptians had conspired against them...!  Jethro ....took a burnt-offering and feast-offerings for G-d;  and Aaron and all the elders of Israel came to eat bread with the father-in-law of Moses before G-d.  It was on the next day that Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood by Moses from the morning until the evening.  Jethro saw everything that he was doing to the people, and he said, "What is this thing that you do to the people?  Why do you sit alone with all the people standing by you from morning to evening?".. Moses had been trying to do everything himself, but his father-in-law told him it was impossible and he had to appoint leaders.
Jethro (Yitro)'s tomb is near Kephar Hittin in Israel.   The government of Israel has decided to transfer this tomb for a symbolic fee of 18 Shekels to Israel's Druze community.  The location the  Tomb has been in is called Shuaib's tomb which is in the lower Galilee.   There is another tomb in Jordan, west of the town of Mahis in Wadi Shuaib.  They claim that holds Shuaib's tomb, too.  .  The Druze honor him as Nebi Shu'aib there.  This was a pre-Islamaic prophet mentioned in the Koran.  The Druze identify Yitro as their prophet Shuaib.  One problem with this is that the timelines don't match up.

The Druze will get Yitro's tomb and 170 dunams of land around it in a 49 year lease. A dunam was a land measurement used during the Ottoman Empire days and is still used in the Middle East.  This amounts to 42.008 acres.  One dunam = 4.05 acres.   The Druze community and Israel have been discussing this for the past 18 years.  Minister Uri Ariel said that Israel recognizes the Druze's contributions to Israel and so they have this tomb now.  83% of Druze serve in the IDF.  Of these, 40% are combat soldiers.  In 2010 there were 125,000 Druze living in Israel.  They speak Arabic and Hebrew.  Worldwide there are about 3,500,000 to 4,000,000 Druze.

The Druze believe that they are the descendants of Yitro and he is important in their religion, which is monotheistic and different from Islam.  The Jewish history of Jethro shows that his son was Hobab who went with Moses to Canaan and his family eventually settled in the Galilee.  From him was descended Jael (12th century BCE) who was the wife of Heber the Kenite.  After the forces of Jabin of Hazor were defeated by the Israelites, the fleeing commander Sisera sought refuge in Jael's tent.  She killed him in his sleep. (Judg. 4-5).    In 2 places, Jethro was called Reuel, which may have been his personal name.  Jethro could have been a sobriquet (nickname).  The Druze honor him as Nebi Shu'aib at the shrine.

The Druze are a religious sect from Islam, say some sources though this is questionable.  They have people living in Syria, Lebanon and Israel.  Benjamin of Tudela in 1170 was one of the first Europeans to describe the Druze and their religion to the western world.  Out of a total of over 200,000 and 20,000 more who had migrated overseas, 53,000 lived  in Israel in 1992 and are concentrated in 18 villages in the Western Galilee and on Mt. Carmel.  During the War of Independence ( 1947-1949) the Druze cooperated with the Israel forces and since that war they have had representatives sit in the Knesset.  They have their own religious courts which administer Druze religious law.

Their religion takes in the doctrine of a cosmic struggle between the powers of Good and Evil in the world.  This was taught in the ancient religion of Persia and later by the gnostics.  Even in biblical times, this teaching was opposed by the prophets who insisted that G-d alone is the source of light and darkness, good and evil (Is. 45:7).

Jethro's Midian:  Midian was made up of Beduin tribes related to Abraham who traveled with caravans of incense from Gilead to Egypt and later to other countries.  They were closely connected with the Israelites.   because of Moses.  They lived near the Moabites and Edomites.  From 2nd Temple times, the Land of Midian was thought to be located in NW Arabia.

DNA studies on such an ancient group prove to be most interesting.  Y-chromosomal haplogroups:
  • Mount Carmel: L 27%, R 27%, J 18%, E 15%, G 12%.
  • Galilee: J 31%, R 20%, E 18%, G 14%, K 11%, Q 4%, L 2%.
  • Golan Heights: J 54%, E 29%, I 8%, G 4%, C 4%.
  • Lebanon: J 58%, K 17%, L 8%, Q 8%, R 8%.
  • Syria: J 39%, E 29%, R 14%, G 14%, K 4%.
  • Also found was haplogroup D in 52.2% occurrences.  This is a 6,000 year old allele.  35% were found to carry the Y haplogroup of L.  L-M20 was in 25% of Israeli Druze, 8% in Lebanese Druze and none in the 59 Syrian Druze tested.  #1b1b1a2 or (E-V13) was found in 10% of the Druze.  In the mtDNA, X haplogroup was found.  
  • Such haplogroups as J, R, E, G, Q are also found in Jewish people.  
  • The question is, what was the Y haplogroup of Jethro?  

Resource: The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia
Tanakh, Art Scroll Series

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Jewish History in "Eretz Yisrael" Documented (Palestine to those who don't understand)

Nadene Goldfoot
Our Jewish history is documented.  
The 5 books of Moses, written by Moses (1391 BCE-1271 BCE) over the 40 years from Egypt to Canaan, tells of the history of the 12 tribes of Jacob who entered Egypt and then went to Canaan.

   1. Genesis- till the 17th century BCE; creation and patriarchal history till descent into Egypt
   2. Exodus-till the 13th century BCE; bondage, exodus, revelation and laws
  3. Leviticus; mainly priestly legislation
  4. Numbers-till the 13th century BCE; history of the trek from Egypt to Canaan
  5. Deuteronomy-legal recapitulation, Moses' ethical testament  

The Prophets records our ancient history
1. Joshua  13th century BCE; conquest, settlement of Canaan until death of Joshua
2. Judges 13th-11th century BCE; invasions repulsed by tribal leaders; until King Saul
3. I Samuel 11th century BCE; prophet anoints Saul, first king of Israel
4. II Samuel 10th century BCE; internal and international strife, reign of King David
5. I Kings 10th century BCE; reign of Solomon; the Temple, division of the kingdom
6. II Kings

Latter Prophets:
7. Isaiah 8th century BCE; ethics, admonition, prophecy of ultimate redemption
8. Jeremiah 7th-6th century BCE; indictment of sin; fall of Jerusalem foretold and recounted
9. Ezekiel 6th century BCE; prophecies of Israel's doom; consolation to Babylonian exiles

The Twelve Prophets
10. Hosea 8th century BCE; Israel's infidelity, future repentance
11. Joel (date uncertain) retribution, Israel's restoration at the end of days
12. Amos 8th century; prophecies against the nations; reproof, visions
13. Obadiah (date uncertain) oracle of doom on Edom
14. Jonah (date uncertain) message of repentance to Nineveh
15. Micah 8th century BCE; moral rebukes, vision of the universal reign of peace 
16. Nahum 7th century BCE; prophecy of the downfall of Nineveh
17. Habakkuk 7th-6th century BCE;  problem of injustice, prayer for compassion
18. Zephaniah 7th century BCE;  condemnation of idolatry, vision of Zion restored
19. Haggai 6th century BCE; encouragement to build 2nd Temple, its role
20. Zechariah 6th century BCE; visions of rebuilt Jerusalem and Divine rule of Universe
21. Malachi 6th-5th century BCE moral exhortations

The Writings
1. Psalms; poetic devotional literature, a main source of the liturgy
2. Proverbs; wisdom literature in the form of short maxims
3. Job; problem of evil discussed in narrative form
4. Five Scrolls-Song of Songs; allegorical love-song between G-d and his people
5. Ruth; narrative and social history of period of the Judges (13th-11th century BCE)
6. Lamentations; descriptive dirge of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem (597-586 BCE)
7. Ecclesiastes; wisdom, literature on worldly vanities
8. Esther-the Purim story, salvation of Jews in ancient Persia (Iran). 
9. Daniel 6th century BCE; episode of martyrdom and prophecy in Babylonian exile
10. Ezra 5th century BCE; return of Babylonian exiles and rebuilding of Temple
11. Nehemiah 5th century BCE; rebuilding of Walls of Jerusalem, religious and communal legislation
12. Chronicles I until 965 BCE, genealogical lists and other historical information to period of King David
13. Chronicles II 965-638 BCE, history of the monarchy from King David to decree of Cyrus II, who died in 529 BCE, King of Persia, overran the Babylonian empire including Eretz Yisrael (Palestine) granted permission in 538 to exiles of Judah to return to homeland and rebuild the Temple as written in Ezra 1:1-44 and Chronicles 36:22-3.  Jews thought he was a divine agent.  

Life in Eretz Yisrael 

13th-11th century BCE Settlement and Tribal Autonomy
11th -6th century BCE 1st Temple:  Kings and Prophets
516 BCE-70 CE  Exile and Return;  2nd Temple

1st century -20th century CE;  Foreign Rule of 1878 years -- from 70 CE to 1948 CE
   1. Roman; 70 CE-395 CE changed name of Israel, Judah to Palaestina (for Philistines) Jerusalem changed to Aelia Capitolina.  
   2. Byzantine; 395-636 CE ; Jews became minority, Christians majority
  3. Arab; 636-1072 CE; divided land into Filastin(Palestine) and Urdun (Jordan), built Ramla; population converted to Islam, spoke Arabic, Arab tribes from Arabia and Egypt immigrated here
  4. Seijuk; 1072-1099 CE
  5. Crusaders'; 1099-1291; named land "the Kingdom of Jerusalem" , 30,000 crusaders lived here
  6. Mamluk; 1291-1516;  divided land into 3 districts; Safad, Gaza and Damascus; destroyed cities, towns in coastal plain to deter foreigners, remained empty till Jewish re-settlement 19th century CE
  7. Ottoman Rule (Turkey)  (1516-1917; Beduin tribes came in, villages reduced by half, population small, did not go over 250,000 till 1914, land west of Jordan had 680,000; 85,000 were Jews.   November 1894 Dryfus Affair in France caused Zionist meetings about returning to Eretz Yisrael , Pogroms in Russia, Pale of Settlement, anti-Semitism all over world.
  8. British Rule;  1918-1948; held mandate, renamed land Palestine. Partitioned into Palestine (west of Jordan) and Transjordan (east of Jordan) in 1922.  

Reference: Facts About Israel, division of Information, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, 1973

Monday, August 11, 2014

WHAT HAMAS BELIEVES: More on Hamas Covenant: Islamic Resistance Movement and Quotes

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                          

                                                       What Hamas Believes

There is no solution for the Palestine question except through Jihad.  
Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.  Palestine is an Islamic land.

Below is what Hamas Believes and Teaches Others as in Covenant
Hamas spells out what organizations are Zionists:
1. Freemasons
2. Rotary Clubs
3. Lions Clubs
4. Espionage groups and others (???) 
These are all cells of subversion and saboteurs.
Islamic peoples should perform their role in confronting the conspiracies of these saboteurs.

The vicious enemy (Jews) acts similar to Nazism.  They have deprived people of their homeland.  
1. They took control of the world media.
2. They were behind the French Revolution
3. They were behind the Communist Revolution
4. They were behind World War I-destroyed the Islamic Caliphate, made financial gains, controlled resources
5. They obtained the Balfour Declaration
6. They formed the League of Nations-through which to rule the world
7. They were behind World War II-with  huge financial gains by trading in armaments, paving the way for their state
8. They instigated the replacement of the League of nations with the United Nations and the Security Council in order to rule the world through them
9.  Any war anywhere has their finger in it.  

The Zionist Plan After Palestine
1. Expand from the Nile to the Euphrates
12. Plan embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"
                                                                  Yasir  Arafat     
                                        What the Arabs Have Said

"I declare a holy war, my Muslim brothers!  Murder the Jew!  Murder them all!"
Haj Amin al Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem, 1948

"Peace for us means the destruction of Israel.  We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.  Since January 1965, when Fatah was born, we have become the most dangerous enemy that Israel has...We shall not rest until the day when we return to our home, and until we destroy Israel..."
PLO chairman Yasir Arafat, El Mundo, Caracas, Venezuela, February 11, 1980

"Machine guns and rifle bullets are the only way to reach an understanding with the Zionist enemy.  Statements, protests and UN resolutions are of no avail.  Only the massive use of bullets...Our people cannot cease its struggle, which is carried out with bullets, machine guns and hand grenades."
Khalil al-Wazir (Abu Jihad), Head of the military wing, Fatah, Voice of Palestine, Beirut, May 3, 1980

"The Fatah movement...aim is the liberation of Palestine in its entirety, and the extermination of the Zionist entity economically, politically, militarily, culturally and idealistically."
The 4th Fatah Organization Convention, Damascus, Syria, May 31, 1980

"The struggle with the Zionist enemy is not a struggle about Israel's borders, but about Israel's existence."
Bassam Abu Sharif, a top Arafat aide and PLO spokesman, Kuwait News Agency, Mday 31, 1986

"O heroic sons of the Gaza Strip, O proud sons of the West Bank, O heroic sons of the Galilee, O steadfast sons of the Negev;...the fires of revolution against these Zionist invaders will not fade out...until our land---all our land---has been liberated from these usurping invaders."
PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat, PLO Radio, Baghdad, December 10, 1987, after riots in Gaza following a fatal traffic accident sparked the uprising.

"Open fire on the new Jewish immigrants--be they from the Soviet Union, ethiopia or anywhere else...I give you  my instructions to use violence against the immigrants.  I will jail anyone who refuses to do this."
Yasir Arafat, Al-Muharar, April 10, 1990

"We were delighted to see the Arab weapons pounding the strongholds of the Zionist entity in the heart of Tel Aviv."
Hamas, Sawt al-Sha'b, January 23, 1991

"there is no choice for the PLO but to oppose the Allied force, because it's in the alliance with Israel.  Anyone responsible for shedding the blood of Iraqis will be punished."
Yasir Arafat, UPI, February 1, 1991

"We will continue our revolution and our resistance and our uprising until the banner of our revolution flies over holy Jerusalem and the walls of Jerusalem and the minarets of Jerusalem and the churches of Jerusalem.
Yasir Arafat, Algiers Voice of Palestine, May 13, 1991

"The Jews at work!  Damn their fathers!  The Dogs!  Filth and dirt!...And thanks to the rotten Jews with whom I will settle accounts in the future."
Yasir Arafat, January 30, 1992, transcript of tape obtained by CNN

"Whoever is killed by a Jew receives the reward of two martyrs, because the very thing that the Jews did to the prophets was done to him.
"The Jews are the most despicable and contemptible nation to crawl upon the face of the Earth, because they have displayed hostility to Allah.
"Allah will kill the Jews in the hell of the world to come, just like they killed the believers in the hell of this world.
"The Jews kill anyone who believes in Allah. They do not want to see any peace whatsoever on Earth."
Sermon delivered by 'Atallah Abu Al-Subh, former Hamas minister of culture, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV, April 8, 2011, translation by MEMRI

"We have liberated Gaza, but have we recognized Israel? Have we given up our lands occupied in 1948? We demand the liberation of the West Bank, and the establishment of a state in the West Bank and Gaza, with Jerusalem as its capital – but without recognizing [Israel]. This is the key – without recognizing the Israeli enemy on a single inch of land...
"Our plan for this stage is to liberate any inch of Palestinian land, and to establish a state on it. Our ultimate plan is [to have] Palestine in its entirety. I say this loud and clear so that nobody will accuse me of employing political tactics. We will not recognize the Israeli enemy. "
Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, Future News TV, June 15, 2010, Source: MEMRI.org

First came the PLO and out of that grew Fatah.  A splinter group of Fatah is Hamas, so Arafat started it all and he was an Arab born in Cairo,  Egypt.  His father, Abdel Raouf al-Qudwa al-Husseini, was a Palestinian from Gaza, whose mother, Yasser's paternal grandmother, was Egyptian.  Arafat was the second-youngest of seven children and was, along with his younger brother Fathi, the only offspring born in Cairo. His mother, Zahwa Abul Saud, was from a Jerusalem-based family. 
When the "Palestinian Arabs decide to change their tune by writing a new charter and accept Israel as a Jewish state; when they love their children more than they hate Jews, then there will be peace among the 2 peoples.    Right now they're only too willing to die and have their rewards of death rather than face life. 

Resource:   Myths and Facts-a concise record of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Mitchell G. Bard, Joel Himelfarb
From Time Immemorial, by Joan Peters-tells about where Palestinian Arabs have actually come from

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Israel Started in 1917 With Balfour Declaration and Why

Nadene Goldfoot                   
 In 1915 there were about 83,000 Jews who lived in Palestine among 590,000 Muslim and Christian Arabs.  By 1948 there were 650,000 Jews.                                               

"The Arabs will not only demand the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, but all of the land conquered since 1948...The slogan that the rights of the Palestinians be restored and the Palestine liberated can have but one meaning....the elimination of Israel."  from Radio Damascus, December 22, 1976. 

At the end of WWI in 1917, Britain issued the Balfour Declaration.  This was to be the whole of historic Palestine, including Transjordan.  It said,

" His Majesty's Government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

Jews had been praying for 2,000 years to for their return to Jerusalem and the land of Israel and Judah.  They finally saw their chance in 1880 when many started to return in what was called Aliyot of which there were about 5 Aliyot, or immigration to Palestine.  That was because of all the anti-Semitism going on in Europe.  At the start of WWI, Chaim Weizmann created something that made ammunition of a much better quality and gave it to the Brits who therefore were able to win the war.   As a reward, they decided on using Palestine for the Jewish Homeland being Jews had come from there.  

The problem came to be that the head Arab leader, Abdullah,  fought for Britain and did so to become an emir like his father over his own land.  The land Britain awarded him was most all of the Jewish Homeland.  

Great Britain was given the mandate to make sure the Jewish Homeland came to be.  The Balfour Declaration spoke of the "historical connections of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the moral validity of "reconstituting (recognition of the fact that Palestine had been the Jews' home up to 70 CE)  their National Home in that country."  

The word, "Arab" does not appear in the mandatory award.  This Mandate was formalized by the 52 governments at the League of nations on July 24, 1922.  In the 1922 census, there were 84,000 Jews in Palestine while there were 643,000 Arabs.  The British were allowing Arabs in and keeping Jews out.  

College professors have zeroed in on the part where it says that nothing shall be done to prejudice right of non-Jews in Palestine telling their students that the Balfour Declaration means nothing as far as creation of Israel, then.  Let's look at what had happened.
Emir Feisal was in on meetings and was all for the creation of a Jewish Homeland.  He said,
 "We Arabs...look with deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement....We will wish the Jews a hearty welcome home....our two movements complete one another....I think that neither can be a real success without the other."  Emir Feisal, Leader of the Arab National Movement, March 3, 1919.         

In 1921, Churchill rewarded Sherif of Mecca Hussein's 2nd son, Abdullah, for his contribution to the war against Turkey. This was a different sherif, not the one of Jerusalem. This Sherif Hussein was the guardian of the Islamic Holy Places in Arabia and had said, 

"The resources of Palestine are still virgin soil and will be developed by the Jewish immigrants.  One of the most amazing things until recent times was that the Palestinian used to leave his country, wandering over the high seas in every direction.  His native soil could not retain a hold on him, though his ancestors had lived on it for 1,000 years.  At the same time we have seen the Jews from foreign countries streaming to Palestine from Russia, Germany, Austria, Spain, and America.  The cause of causes could not escape those who had a gift of deeper insight.  They knew that the country was for its original sons (abna'ihi-I-asliyin), for all their differences, a sacred and beloved homeland.  the return of these exiles (jaliya) to their homeland will prove materially and spiritually to be an experimental school for their brethren who are with them in the fields, factories, trades and in all things connected with toil and labor."  

"When Mark Twain visited Palestine in 1867, he saw it as it was; a desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds, a silent mournful expanse...we never saw a human being on the whole route...there was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere.  Even an olive and the cactus, those fast friends of the worthless soil, had almost deserted the country. " 

Churchill  made Abdullah emir in 1922  and severed nearly 4/5 of Palestine, some 35,000 square miles, to create a brand new Arab emirate, Transjordan.  He had been deposed by the French in Syria as rule of the new kingdom of Iraq.  His family had been defeated in tribal warfare that had taken place on the Arabian peninsula and needed a Kingdom to rule.    This is because Abdullah had his men follow him in fighting for Britain against the Ottoman Empire.  Jews did also, and Chaim Weizmann had made ammunition that won the war for them, but for their help got a sliver of their promised land.  

Sherif of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, or the Grand Mufti, was against the idea of Jews coming into the land and starting riots in 1929 against the Jews.  Then he went to Germany and met with Adolf Hitler and planned the Jews' deaths with him.  He said in 1948, "I declare a holy war, my Muslim brothers!  Murder the Jews!  Murder them all!"  Yasir Arafat said as the PLO Chairman, "The goal of our struggle is the end of Israel, and there can be no compromise."  

Instead of helping the Jews to create their homeland by being cooperative, the British hindered Jews needing to come into Palestine.  Their response to Jewish immigration was of appeasing the Arabs that continued for the 30 years the mandate lasted.  They placed restrictions on Jewish immigration but allowed Arabs to enter freely.

If that wasn't enough, in 1939 the British announced their White Paper saying that an independent Arab state would be created within 10 years and that Jewish immigration was to be limited to 75,000 for the next 5 years, and then it would stop altogether.  they forbid Jews to buy land in 95% of the land of Palestine.  The Arabs REFUSED THE PROPOSAL.  In 1939 there were 31,195 Jews who immigrated to Palestine.  Germany had closed the doors to Jews wanting to get out.  By 1941, only 4,592 were able to get in.

Of the promised Jewish Homeland, 1/5th of the land was left for them and that piece was divided in half between the Arabs and the Jews of which the Arabs kept refusing.  That's how Israel came to have the piece that they had on May 14, 1948.  Until 1967, Arabs showed no interest in creating a state of Palestine.  By the Six Day War of 1967, the nations that lost that war changed their minds and they started to become very nationalistic.

Now that the Jews have turned it into a Garden of Eden, the Palestinian Arabs covet it and plot to destroy the Jews and take it over.

Resource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_I_of_Jordan
Myths and Facts, a concise record of the Arab-Israeli conflict by Mitchell Bard and Joel Himelfarb
Israel 101 from StandWithUs

Charter of Hamas Versus Charter of Likud and Declaration of Israel

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                           

Chaim Weizmann and Emir Feisal

"We Arabs...look with deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement...We will wish the Jews a hearty welcome home...our two movements complete one another...I think that neither can be a real success without the other."
Emir Feisal, Leader of the Arab national movement, March 3, 1919.

Haj Amin al-Husseini, Sherif of Jerusalem, the Grand Mufti, of lower station than Feisal, caused rioting and hatred for Jews.  They remain the people following this Grand Mufti today.

"We may lose or win, but our eyes will continue to aspire to the strategic goal, namely, to Palestine from the river to the sea (all of Israel).  Whatever we get now cannot make us forget this supreme truth."
Faisal Husseini, PLO representative in Jerusalem and a PA minister, April 2001 

"You understand that we plan to eliminate the State of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian State.  We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion... I have no use for Jews;   they are and remain Jews."
   Yasser Arafat to an Arab audience in Stockholm, Sweden, January 30, 1996.  

This morning CNN came up with an important discussion, more like a debate between Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, political commentator and correspondent and author, a regular on CNN,  and James Zogby, Lebanese Arab born in New York, He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee and  the .founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington, D.C.–based organization which serves as a political and policy research arm of the Arab-American community.  They had a discussion on the charters of Hamas (Palestinian Terrorists) and Likud (Jewish Political Party of Israel).  Actually, the discussion centered around what is left out of news reporting, and the charter of Hamas has definitely been left out.

Cupp brought out the fact that the Hamas charter stands for killing all Jews and taking over Israel.  In defense, Zogby threw out that Likud wants to take all of Palestine and drive out all the Palestinians.  I don't think many of us other than Likud members know that Likud even had a charter, so I immediately googled it.

First of all, I notice that the Oslo Peace Process started in 1993 with President Bill Clinton and the MidEast Envoy, Dennis Ross for the USA and Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of the Labor Party and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.  Yasser Arafat, PLO Chairman,  spoke for his group, which is today's Fatah.  Peres, Rabin and Yasser Arafat  won the Nobel Prize in 1994 for "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East". The same people also continued in 1995, except that Yitzhak Rabin had been assassinated on November 4, 1995, so was replaced.  In  1996, Benjamin Netanyahu, now Israel's Prime Minister from the Likud Party was there instead of Peres.

Likud was started by Menachem Begin in 1973.  He was Prime Minister from 1973 to 1983.   Likud started out as a group of both left and right-wing parties - including Herut, Liberal Party, Free Center, National List, and Labor Movement for Greater Israel - that united in 1973 just before the elections to the 8th Knesset.  The party's electoral list for the Knesset was drawn up from representatives of the various movements based on an agreed formula.

The Likud Party charter was written in  1973  and starts with their ancient history in the Land of Israel (Eretz Israel).
a.  The right of the Jewish people to the land of Israel is eternal and indisputable and is linked with the right to security and peace;  therefore, Judea and Samaria will not be handed to any foreign administration;  between the Sea and the Jordan there will only be Israeli sovereignty.  

b.  A plan which relinquishes parts of western Eretz Israel, undermines our right to the country, unavoidably leads to the establishment of a "Palestinian State,"  jeopardizes the security of the Jewish population, endangers the existence of the State of Israel and frustrates any prospect of peace.  

Right now this looks prophetic.  The idea of a 2 state solution is all but dead to Netanyahu and most all Israelis as long as Hamas is the governing party of the Palestinians people, and they must be remembered to have kicked out Fatah in 2005 and took over Gaza after being elected.  

                                             Abbas of PA (Fatah)  and Sisi of Egypt

Egypt is trying to install Abbas of Fatah as the leader of Gaza.  How will this ever stick with Hamas and a few other terrorist groups that don't even listen to Hamas having their own way firing rockets into Israel?  Fatah is just too weak to hold such a position.  Abbas has no control over the people.  He is the most moderate, but he's almost 80 years old and doesn't have the clout to do this.  

The readers must realize that Fatah is also a terrorist group,  slightly reformed from  formerly being PLO,  because they supposedly recognized Israel.  I find that many speakers do not always tell the truth.  Their 5th General Congress specified their future objectives, and one was #2  Firm adherence to Palestinian Arab national inalienable rights in their homeland Palestine, including their right to repatriation, self-determination without foreign interference, and the establishment of their independent state with holy Jerusalem as its capital...

I can argue this all day being there were actually few Palestinian Arabs on the land in 1880 when Jews came and started building from Russia.  They came in from Syria and all thought they were Syrian Arabs, not Palestinian Arabs.  Others came from other surrounding states and even further away looking for jobs. They have been fed this history by their leaders who know better.  

Hamas's charter says from August 18, 1988: 

“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will 
obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” 
(The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).

#6 The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinguished 
Palestinian movement, whose allegiance is to Allah, and whose 
way of life is Islam. It strives to raise the banner of Allah 

over every inch of Palestine,

“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems 
fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide 
behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O 
Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and 
kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind 
of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of 

the Jews” (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).

The charter states that "our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious" and calls for the eventual creation of an Islamic state in Palestine, in place of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and the obliteration or dissolution of Israel

Terrorism continued from the start of the Oslo Peace process.  For the 5 years after the Oslo Accords were signed, Palestinian terrorist groups were against a 2-state solution.  They killed 282 Israelis in their terroristic attacks.  The 15  years before Oslo was signed saw 216 Israelis killed.  They were now speeding up.  From September 1993 to 1994, 26 Israelis were murdered by them.  In 1994, the year Arafat won the peace prize, 73 were killed.  In 1995, 52 were killed.  In 1996, 87 were killed. 1997 had only 31, 1998 had just 13, 1999 was only a record 4, but by 2000 the 2nd Intifada began and suddenly 47 Israelis were killed that year.  

A record 206 were murdered in 2001, 2002 saw a record of 452 killed, which made 2003 better with only 214 killed.  2004 lost 117 to terrorists, then in 2005 the number went down to 45 and in 2006 to 32.  In January of 2006, Ehud Olmert became interim Prime Minister after Ariel Sharon suffered his stroke.  Hamas, dedicated to destroying Israel in  accordance with its founding charter, won the PA Parliamentary elections.  From February to March 1996, 4 suicide bombings took place in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Ashkelon which killed 67 Israelis over 7 days.  In March of that year, the Kadima Party won the Israeli elections.  May 31, 1996 saw the Likud Party leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, become Prime Minister of Israel, defeating Labor's Shimon Peres in early elections called after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. 
  1. Netanyahu eked out a victory margin of about 1 percent over Prime Minister Shimon Peres in the elections of May 29, 1996, the first in which the prime minister was directly elected. Netanyahu became the youngest person ever to serve as Israel's prime minister when he formed a government on June 18. 
  2.  In 1998 Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yāsir ʿArafāt participated in peace talks that resulted in the Wye Memorandum, the terms of which included placing as much as 40 percent of the West Bank under Palestinian control. The agreement was opposed by right-wing groups in Israel, and several factions in Netanyahu’s government coalition quit. In 1998 the Knesset dissolved the government, and new elections were scheduled for May 1999. (So much for the Likud charter allowing foreigners into the land).  
 Then in July and August of 2006, the Hezbollah War occurred. 

Netanyahu of Likud served as Prime Minister from 1993 to 1999.  He is serving his 2nd time as Prime Minister of 9 years from 2005 to the present,  and has his hands full with Operation Defensive Edge in Gaza and Judea and Samaria rioting in sympathy with their brothers in Gaza.  Besides that, Netanyahu is most worried about Iran's capabilities to have atomic weapons shortly to use on Israel.  

Resource: From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters, a must to read.
Israel 101 magazine, produced by StandWithUs page 24,
PLO charter (now called Fatah who took over in 1968, PLO's largest faction, Yasser Arafat was leader,
http://fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/880818.htm  Actual Hamas Charter
Confronting Jihad by Saul singer, columnist at The Jerusalem Post
Myths and Facts by Mitchell Bard and Joel Himelfarb p. 313