Sunday, July 5, 2015

Mizrahi Rabbi Kaduri and Ashkenazi Rabbi Kaniersky Said Messiah's Appearance Imminent

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                            
The shofar should sound on the 12th of September for the moshiach, but Jews will check out anyone who claims to be the Messiah on this day for sure.  We thought at one time that Bar Kochba was the Messiah and was wrong.  Jesus did not fit the requirements, either.  Many have made such claims, and nothing every changes.  We're waiting for an improvement in our lives, not something even worse happening.  

It's strange that 2 illustrious rabbis have spoken about the Moshiach's arrival and have either given clues to a name or to the date of his arrival.  Usually such things aren't pinned down but are said to be near, or within the next 500 years or so.  Are we that close to the end times?  Well, with the possibility of Iran having nuclear weapons very soon, this does make that time close by, doesn't it.  We know the first place the Iranians plan to  hit will be Israel, and after that most likely will be the USA.  Iran has proclaimed this enough times already.
The Mizrahi Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, born  on September 7, 1898,   passed away on January 28, 2006 at age 108, which is an unheard of age today.  He was born in Baghdad to Rabbi Katchouri Dibabeth Aziza, a spice trader, and his wife.  Kaduri attended the Zilka Yeshiva in Baghdad and majored in Kabbala.  He moved to Palestine in 1923.  In 1934 he moved into the Old city of Jerusalem and was a student of Rabbi Yitzhak Luria.  He was the most renowned Mizrahi Haredi rabbi and kabbalist whose life was devoted to Torah study and prayer.

He became noted for his prophecy.  He said in 2004 that great tragedies in the world were foreseen by him.  After 2001's tragedy of the twin towers falling in New York City, it's not a surprise.  Two weeks after his pronouncement, the Indian Ocean earthquake happened with it's attending tsunami.  That shook up his followers and made believers out of them.
Netanyahu whispering in his ear in 1999.  Shas has been part of Likud's politics.   
In 1996 at age 98, he became involved in support the Shas Political party in Israel.
  1. "Shas (Hebrew: ש״ס‎, an acronym for Shomrei Sfarad, lit. Sfarad's guards (of the Torah)) is an ultra-orthodox religious political party in Israel."  "Founded in 1984 under the leadership of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a former Israeli Sephardi chief rabbi, who remained its spiritual leader until his death in October 2013, it primarily represents the interests of Haredi Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews."  
    Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Sephardi  and Mizrachi chief rabbi, d: 2013. Shas today is the 7th largest party in Israel. 
 A friend of mine just died at age 98.  He was very healthy and danced up till the time of his death, but at this age, most of his time was spent sleeping when not dancing.  It's amazing that the rabbi  had the stamina to be even interested in Shas.   His thinking time was being spent thinking about the Moshiach.  Before his death in 2006, he said that he would tell who the moshiach was as he had met him in a dream.
"Sharon was considered the greatest field commander in Israel's history, and one of the country's greatest military strategists.   After his assault of the Sinai in the Six-Day War and his encirclement of the Egyptian Third Army in the Yom Kippur War, the Israeli public nicknamed him "The King of Israel".  He was Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006.  
He then said that after Sharon died, it would become known, and so so Sharon died  on January 11, 2014, after being in a coma for 8 years after having a stroke.    The rabbi died earlier on January 28, 2006.  Had Sharon died when he had the stroke and had not been kept alive artificially, he would also have died in 2006.  

Sharon did something he said his son had led him to do.  He moved all the Jews out of Gaza in the name of peace for the Palestinians to have.  Sharon, 85, served as Israel’s prime minister from 2001 to 2006 when he became incapacitated from a stroke on January 4, 2006, A week later, Rabbi Kaduri died.  During his tenure, Sharon had initiated a disengagement plan, during which thousands of Jews were deported from Gaza and northern Samaria – turning the once-fertile region over to Hamas-control, unknowingly since he had no idea the USA would insist on Democratic voting rights for them and they promptly "voted" in Hamas as their leadership instead of the supposed Abbas.  One wonders just how controlled this voting was and what voters were threatened with if they did not vote for Hamas.  After all, they were not used to such a freedom.  
A “death curse” by a group of rabbis in Israel was issued against Sharon for this action.  
.  The rabbi's  family was told to wait one year after he died to read his note.  The note was really just a handwritten scribbled note, and acronym possibly of 6 words. 
 If you take the first letter of each word,  the sentence says "Yarim Ha’Am Veyokhiakh Shedvaro Vetorato Omdim--translated as "He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid.  .  It spelled Yehosua.    I think that's stretching it a bit.  YHVSVO?  Is that what the rabbi intended to have people read?  How about Joshua?  YSVA or Yud shin,vuv aleph if he meant Joshua, the name for Jesus?  Jesus is simply the Greek word for Joshua.  Let's not get fancy, here.  The Christians have gone wild over this, but the family has said it's a forgery and not something coming from Rabbi Kaduri. That is amazing since they have never paid attention to what any rabbi has said before.  

 I wonder what had happened to that note that had to wait for 9 years to be opened.  Surely something had been altered or replaced.  His son said that this was not his handwriting.  Had it been locked up in the safe in a vault where it could not be tampered with?  And where would the good rabbi have studied about Jesus, I ask? Or heard about him?   There is not a thing about Jesus in in the Talmud or Tanakh or any post-talmudic resources.  Jesus is only written about in the NEW TESTAMENT Gospels.  An analysis of the Gospels has shown that certain sections seem to reflect ideas and situations in the developing Christian Church rather than those of Jesus's own day.  Did the rabbi have bell ringers at his home, too that tried to convert him?  What was going on?  I know they certainly have come to my house.  
Now we have another rabbi, an Ashkenazi, Rabbi Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim Kanievsky, saying that we will meet the moshiach on the 12th of September of this year.  He was born on January 8, 1928, so is now 87 years old.  Kanievsky was born  in Pinsk, Belarus, which was part of the "Pale of Settlement," land set aside owned by Catherine II of Russia where Jews were allowed to live.  

His father was  Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky who was also known as the Steipler Gaon.  His mother was the Rebbitzen Miriam Karelitz, sister of Rabbi Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz,  who was also known as the Chazon Ish.  An Ish means wife in Hebrew.  He married Batsheva, daughter of Rabbi Yosef Sholom Eliashiv who was the grandson of Rav Shlomo Elyashiv, the Leshem.  His wife's other grandfather was Rav Aryeh Levin.

Rav Kanievsky was a student at the Lomza Yeshiva during the 1948 Israeli War of Independence and served in the army temporarily as all men had to do.  He was assigned to stand guard on a large hill near Jaffa.

His wife died in 2011.  He lived in the very Orthodox section called Bnei Brak and receives thousands of visitors every year from Jews needing religious advice.  A nonprofit organization, Belev Echad, founded in 2011 in Israel is dedicated to help the sick and disabled children and adults.  Rabbi Kanievsky is their official rabbi and spiritual guide.  He is a posek, an authority on the law.  "Kanievsky is considered a leading authority in Haredi Jewish society.  He's really sticking his neck out when he has picked a date for the moshiach's appearance.  it has happened before with so many people to pick a date and not have it happen.  

One of the latest was "Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902–1994), the seventh Chabad Rabbi who tried to "prepare the way" for the Messiah. An unidentifiable number of his followers believe him to be the Messiah, though he himself never said this and actually scoffed at such claims which were made during his lifetime


Remembering When the Temples Fell and Other Events

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                    
Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar


The 9th of Tamuz (June 26, 2015) was a date when we remember that Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian,  breached the walls of Jerusalem.  Back then the months of June and July fell under the month of Tamuz..  Some scholars have 423 BCE as the Babylonian Exile, which is what then happened, while I use  586 BCE as the date.  The 9th of Tamuz was then remembered by having it as a day of fasting.
4 weeks later, the Temple was destroyed and the people were exiled to Babylon. 100,000 Jews were killed during the Babylonian invasion and the rest were exiled.
70 years later, the 2nd Temple was built and the the 9th of Tamuz became a holiday.

500 years later, Jerusalem fell on the 17th of Tamuz.  This was before the destruction of the 2nd Temple.  The 17th of Tamuz became a fast day.  This year that date fell on the 4th of July.  

Jerusalem fell to Titus in 70 CE. on the 9th of Av.   2,500,000 died in the war and from the resulting famine and disease. 1,000,000 were exiled to all parts of  the Roman Empire and 100,000 were sold as slaves. Aluf Bar Kokhba, fought the Romans from 132 to 135, had, then lost Jerusalem.  He lost Betar which was destroyed.  100,00 killed in the 3 year defense including Bar Kokhba.  All this happened on the 9th of Av.  Much more had happened on this date.  The latest has been the bombing of the building AMIA-the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina which killed 86 people and wounded 300 others in 1994.  

 It is the 9th of Av that we commemorate with much sadness, the destruction of our two Temples of 586 BCE and 70 CE. This is called Tisha B'Av, and it is a very sad remembrance.   We have the 10th of Av as the Fast of Tisha B'Av. It is a day of mourning.   "As a sign of mourning it is customary to fast, refrain from bathing, wearing leather shoes, and having sexual relations."  It starts on the evening before on July 25th  (9th of Av) and goes on until July 26th (10th of Av) .  Our holidays always start the evening before the date. 

The Jewish people have had many tragedies fall on the 9th of Av.   It was only after 135 that the land was referred to by the Romans and others as "Palestine, which the Romans picked because it was the name of their past enemy.  Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492 on this date.  Other national calamities have occurred on this date.  In 1290, Jews were expelled from England.   Germany declared war on Russia on the 9th of Av.  Caesar had his Ides of March and we have our 9th of Av.  

 September:  This brings us to the months of Elul and Tishrei.  The 28th of Elul (September 12th) is a day now designated to let it be known who the Moshiach is, according to Rabbi Kanievsky.  It is also the end of the 50 year cycle of letting the ground of Israel lie fallow every 7th year.  The 50th year is the Jubilee year which is so special.  In the olden days of slavery, the slaves were freed on this day.  No cultivation is done in this 50th year as well.  Land, bought since the previous Jubilee, reverts to its original owner.  According to the law (halakhah, the commandments of the Jubilee year are valid only when all Jews are living in their land, each tribe in its territory.  Nevertheless, ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel observe the Sabbatical year.   This new year is will be the year 5776.  This brings to mind  the American year of 1776, the year of the USAs  birthday.   Every 7th year,

 The nation collectively took a breather and focused on higher, more spiritual pursuits.  It's a sabbatical year.  It's a year that farmers did not plant but let the land rest-lie fallow.  Loans are to be absolved.  This year the jubilee year or 50th year converges with the 2015 last blood moon's appearance which is supposed to foretell what is to happen.  This is the year of The 17th of Elul which is September 1st of the year 5775 and 5776 then starts  with Rosh Hashanah.                                                   

  Rosh Hashanah would start on the evening of the 29th of Elul or the 13th of September and last through the 1st of Tishrei or the 14th of September and the 2nd of Tishrei or the 15th of September, for Rosh Hashanah is the 1st month of the new year.  Then we have Yom Kippur, a fast day spent in the synagogue asking for forgiveness of our sins, which is on the 9th of Tishrei or the 22nd of September and lasts until the 10th of Tishrei which is also the 1st day of Autumn.  One remembers that the war started on October 6, 1973 was the Yom Kippur war. We lost 2,600 men in that war which lasted till  October 22nd with a cease fire.
Succot, the time of living in little booths as the 600,000 migrated in the Exodus with Moses, is celebrated from the 15th of Tishrei (September 28th) to the 20th of Tishrei or the 3rd of October with  the 22nd of Tishrei being Shemini Atzeret and the 23rd of Tishrei being Simchat Torah.  Shemini Atzeret is the 8th day of solemn convocation, the final day or 2 days in the diaspora (outside of Israel).  This is the holiday when the  Yizkor memorial prayer is said.
 Simchat Torah  is most special.  it's the holiday of happiness and rejoicing from receiving the Law.  In the synagogue, the reading of the Pentateuch is completed for the year, ready to start anew again.  The rabbi has all the scrolls taken out of the aron (closet)  and they are carried around the synagogue 7 times or more, sometimes with dances which may be continued on for hours.  All male worshippers are called up for an aliyah at the time of reading from the Torah.   The last section of Deuteronomy is read by or for the Bridegroom of the Law (Hatan Torah) and is followed by the Bridegroom of Genesis (Hatan Bereshit) who reads the first verses of Genesis.  Candies are given out to the children and the bridegrooms act as hosts to the community gathered there.

The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia

Friday, July 3, 2015

Moshiah's Arrival and IS's Destruction

Nadene Goldfoot                                                  

Like his father and uncle, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky is considered one of the greatest scholars of our generation, and thousands of people each week, in person and through the mail, seek his blessing, halachic guidence, and personal advice.

One report is that Saturday, September 12, 2015 has been named as the arrival of the Moshiach,  said Rabbi Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim Kanievsky in Israel.  This happens to be the end of the sabbatical year.

This happens to be an important event, ending a period where every 7 years, the soil  is not worked, but gets to rest.  Any crops in the 7th year or year of release are communal property.  The year following 7 fallow years is the 50th year or the Jubilee when cultivation is also prohibited, slaves are freed, and land reverts to its original owner. (7 X 7=49.  49 +1=50th year.  ) In Hebrew the word is shemittah, meaning "fallow."  The next "Shemitah" or "Biblical Sabbatical Year" runs from:
September 25, 2014 until… September 13, 2015.
Jerusalem was restored: the past 49  (7 X 7) prophetic years since 1967.  
Leviticus 25 promises bountiful harvests to those who observe the Shemitah, and describes its observance as a test of religious faith.

The Hebrew people count and observe 7 year cycles. Every cycle would fulfill a "Sabbatical Year known as a "Shemitah" or "Shmitah" and means, "to release!"

 Right now he is urging Jews to return to Israel before his arrival.    With all the attacks of anti-Semitism in France which caused 7,000 French Jews to make aliyah last year, he feels the arrival of the Moshiach is imminent.  3,000 more are expected to arrive throughout this summer.  Parents want to arrive before school starts to let their children settle in first.  Evidently they don't see the situation improving.

The rabbi  is from a very religious section in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak.  He was born January 8, 1928 in Pinsk, Russia to a well known rabbi, Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, and is the father of 3 rabbis.
His area of expertise is that he is a posek, one that is an expert in the codification of the laws.  Among his many published works are the laws of the Jewish Temple Rites.  "His mind is encyclopedic.  His advice is sought everywhere."

In Safed, Israel's Old City is the Joseph Caro Synagogue.  He was the rabbi who wrote the Shulhan Arukh.  Joseph Caro followed Alfasi, Maimonides and Asher ben Jehiel in their decisions.  Moses Isserles added to this work supplementary notes giving the views of Ashkenazi scholars and incorporating their customs that were omitted by Caro.  Ashkenazi Jews follow the former and and Sephardim the latter.  Their codes have been combined and accepted as standard by all Orthodox Jews.  Subsequent legal codifications have not found general acceptance, so it is interesting that Rabbi Kanievsky has made recent inroads. to this procedure.  The role of the posek is found especially in haredi Judaism.
We have Haridi rabbis  living in the USA telling their followers not to go to Israel.  "So here goes perhaps the greatest Charedi Rabbi alive today named Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky  who has declared clearly and unequivocally that is it’s a “Mitzvah Dioraita” meaning a biblically ordained commandment to ascend to the Land of Israel today!"  How's that for a turnabout?  

It may also be of interest that in the latest bible code deciphered, IS will be destroyed by 2016.  That means the moshiach is to arrive first.  I wonder if he will have anything to do with IS being destroyed?  According to  Rabbi Matiyahu Glazerson, an expert in the Bible Code, he is suggesting that IS will be destroyed by the messiah, the son of Joseph, called the Mashiach Ben Yosef.   He is the predecessor of the Messiah, son of David, who is the real Messiah. " Ben David) is  the ultimate redeemer of the Jewish people.   Glazerson explained that Mashiach Ben Yosef “will fight the evil forces against Israel.”

One can disagree with a rabbi in such good standing without any repercussions.   Harry Maryles did so on his website, and he had valid reasons.  Harry felt that the rabbi's age meant that the rabbi was not in tune with certain things of this day and age such as computers or cell phones which makes certain rulings invalid.  One cannot do such things in Iran where you have one Ayatollah who rules the whole state with an iron fist.  There many are hung every day for their attitudes.
Rabbi Kaduri was a renowned Mizrahi Haredi rabbi and kabbalist who devoted his life to Torah study and prayer on behalf of the Jewish people
Then again, other rabbis in Israel also are zeroing in on the coming moshiach and expecting him soon.  In 2013,   "Rabbi Kaduri also added that few people in Israel will recognize the Moshiach by intuition: not well known rabbis will recognize the identity of the Moshiach, but there are only a few people who can recognize the ability to lead – without the ability to explain their recognition!

Rabbi Kaduri: when the Moshiach will be revealed, many people will be surprised and they will ask: "is he really the chosen Moshiach"?"

"Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri was known for his photographic memory and his memorization of the Bible, the Talmud, Rashi and other Jewish writings. He knew Jewish sages and celebrities of the last century and rabbis who lived in the Holy Land and kept the faith alive before the State of Israel was born. He lived to be 108, almost unheard of today.  He's the rabbi some thought had said that Jesus was the moshiach, and that has since been found to be a false rumor.  Rabbi Tovia Singer has examined the note and has found it to be a forgery.  Kaduri would have never written such a note besides the fact of being done by someone else.  What is happening  is that Christians are using this as their proof. What the note is made up of are 6 words, and the first letter of each word spells out Yeshua.  Interesting that one feels it would have to be a mystery answer within a note and be understood as a direct fact from a highly respected rabbi.  Just watch Tovia Singer's video.  

“When he comes, the Messiah will rescue Jerusalem from foreign religions that want to rule the city,” Kaduri once said. “They will not succeed for they will fight against one another.”  

Update:  Rabbi Kaduri's son and grandson do not believe that this note which has lain unopened and supposedly in a safe place was written by the well known Rabbi Kaduri since it goes against everything he has taught.  Neither does Rabbi Tovia Singer.  The note is a scrawled 6 word phrase which Christians are looking at and assuming there is the acronym, the taking of the first letter of each word, which spells out Yeshua-or Jesus.  Right now, my answer is that it is one of 2 things, either the actual note the rabbi in clear mind, wrote and wanted to be read as an acronym for what reason we don't know, or--it's definitely a planted forgery meant to convince the Jewish people that Jesus is god and the savior of mankind--of which Jews have never felt the need for.  My opinion is with Rabbi Tovia Singer for many reasons, and that being my own understanding of the messiah.  

The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia about Tovia Singer  Christian (American Prophet) disbelieves the note

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

World Health Organization Bias Against Israel, land of Doctors and Scientists and Their Recent Vote

Nadene Goldfoot                                                              
WHO Headquarters main conference room, where vote of 104 to 4 occurred, singling out Israel as the only country in the world as a violator of health rights in the course of the year on May 20, 2015.  

Politics in the World Health Organization works against Israel just like it does in the UN's main body.  A recent vote against Israel was 104 to 4. that Israel alone in the world was a violator of health rights of Syrians in the Golan.  The Golan Heights is not very far from Safed, Israel where I used to live.  It has the hospital that serves all people, even those in the Golan.  I"ve even been a patient there.

 Look at the 104 countries and count how many are from the Middle East or are Muslim majority countries.  .
 Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Argentina; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belgium; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Brunei Darussalam; Bulgaria; Chile; China; Congo; Costa Rica; Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Guatemala; Hungary; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Iraq; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kuwait; Latvia; Lebanon; Liberia; Libya; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Maldives; Malta; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Monaco; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Namibia; Netherlands; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Norway; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Peru; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Qatar; Republic of Korea; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia; Singapore; Slovakia; Slovenia; South Africa; Spain; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Thailand; the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Tunisia; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Uruguay; Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of); Yemen.

With these countries against her, Israel was the only country in the world to be labeled as the only violator of health rights in the whole world when its alleged victims were spotlighted by this annual assembly of the UN's World Health Organization.  

This illustrious group which was founded April 7, 1948 in Geneva by 61 countries did things like stamp out smallpox in the world.  They have been fighting against eradicating HIV, Ebola virus, malaria and TB.  Lately, their Head of WHO had passed away so Margaret Chan stepped in to take his place in 2006 and has tenure.  

Israel is a member of this group.  Palestine-a state not yet formed with Abbas as it's future leader though he's about 80 now, has been an Observer in the UN of the National Liberation Movement.  Abbas took over this terrorist group when Arafat, leader of the terrorists,  died.  

Cairo, Egypt is the closest regional office for WHO.  The main headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.  

Jews, whose number in the world is only 0.02%, have one state, Israel made of 6 million Jews, the number killed in the Holocaust.  They also have 1.7 million Arabs.  This group of people have been known for their intelligence.  Albert Einstein was Jewish.  Every mother of Jewish children hoped in their culture that their children would grow up to be doctors.  They were bright enough.  When it came time to be admitted into medical schools in the 20s and 30s, many were turned down because they would have dominated the classrooms since their scores were all so high, much higher than other students, so places like the USA put in limits, and thus the Jewish doctors to be were kept away and only a few were admitted.  

They filled their quotas, though, and so we have many Jewish doctors. One of our first important biblical commentators was Maimonides (1135-1204 of Spain).  He went to Palestine and suffering from the Christian Crusades, the family went to Egypt.  In the meantime he had become a doctor.  In  1170 he became the physician to the viceroy of Egypt.   When Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon) died, he was buried in Tiberias where his tomb still attracts visitors.  Perhaps he set the trend for Jews to want to become doctors.  

Jews tend to be hyperchondriacs, anyway.  If we don't like the first doctor's diagnosis, we will go to a 2nd and a 3rd.  Sholom Alecheim wrote a play called, "She Must Marry a Doctor" of which I helped to produce in Safed and I played the part of the mother of the girl who must marry a doctor.  Actually, I did marry a doctor, myself.  Jews and doctors are Siamese twins joined at the hip.  Medicine and nursing are important.  My son is a nurse.  I disappointed my father by becoming a teacher instead.  My father had wanted to become a doctor.  My brother made it.  

 In Safed I lived only a block away from our hospital.  As I taught in the junior high during our Lebanon crisis, I watched the helicopters carrying patients and landing on its roof with them.  To read that the UN criticized Israel about its medical work is the last straw!  

Israeli hospitals have been treating more and more numbers of wounded Syrians running to the Golan from the Assad regime's barbaric attacks, but the UN is even crazier than he is.  This UN accused Israel of violating the health rights of Syrians in the Golan!  Did anybody tell them what Syria has been doing to their own citizens?  Please read my book, "Messages From a Syrian Jew Trapped in Egypt" and you'll see what they have been doing to whole cities at a time.   I'm ready to sue WHO for defamation of character.  

WHO is calling for assistance for the Syrian population in the Golan which is part of Israel.  Those nations working with Syria just want to regain the Golan and need a foothold there.  It's part of their take-over plot.  

In the meantime, WHO ignores the countries of Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Iran, the many nations in Africa and Asian Nepal and Afghanistan where hundreds of children were kidnapped from their families to be trained to commit suicide bombings, or Pakistan where 132 children were murdered in their classrooms by Taliban terrorists, or how about the children beheaded by IS who happened to be Christians, or the children taken over by IS who are taught to behead and kill others?    No, in the land of many doctors where the Golan citizens can go to Safed to my hospital and get medical care, they must send in the hordes for health-related technical assistance.  The Arabs have not enough doctors as it is, and yet they will send in medics who know 1/10th of what Israeli medics know?  
Israeli medic on border giving aid to Syrian wounded 

With their recent Civil War, Israel has attended the Syrian wounded found at their state border.  Israeli hospitals have always accepted their wounded enemy and nursed them back to health.  The Syrian wounded of over 1,000 civilians and soldiers were accepted without question or payment  because nothing was offered in their country of Syria.  

When I lived in Safed from 1981-1985, we were in the 1982 war with Lebanon and the enemy wounded were helicoptered to our hospital where my 9th grade boys of my English class acted as translators since they could also speak Arabic, and they saw the wounded, which they took as a pretty traumatic event at their age.  

This WHO meeting must have been ridiculous.  Saudi Arabia took the floor and denounced Israeli intransigence after Saudi Arabia had bombed Yemen and killed 1,850 Yemenis and wounded 7,394.  There are 545,000 displaced there now, many of whom are desperate to find food.  To top it off, the speaker beseeched all peace loving states to adopt the distorted and politicized resolution to damn Israel as the official violator of health!  

At every national tragic event, Israeli doctors and nurses are Johnny on the spot at the scene and are giving aid before others' tents are put up.  In Israel they haven't been given any finances for their assistance but have done it out of humanity's need.  This is what Israel is all about; doing what's right to help the world, to repair the world, not to destroy it.  Earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, you have found Israelis there helping the injured.  

Who has called for next year's report to focus on the effect of prolonged occupation and human rights violations on mental and physical health, and particularly the health consequences of the Israeli military detention system on Palestinian prisoners and detainees, especially child detainees.  I don't know of any children detained by Israel, though our enemy may practice such acts.  

They are now using Israel's defensive measures against terrorism as a presumed cause of mental and physical illness.  Do you know that most Syrians don't believe in psychology or psychologists?  It's the Middle East, not westerners motivated in the sciences.  At any rate, the mandate for the report ignores completely the actions by the PA, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and oh yes, IS.  They haven't thought about taking that state-the Islamic State, on yet.  And who is their king or president?  Well, it's more likely that they are speaking for IS with the idiocy of the decisions.  

If Israel were more like its neighbors, it would just have the death penalty and there wouldn't be any prisoners held in prison.  Israel hasn't been occupying the Palestinians.  Haven't they noticed:?  Israel departed from Gaza long ago in the name of peace.  The PA has been in charge of Judea and Samaria.  

The Golan is not occupied.  Israel Begin annexed it.  Until 1967, it was under Syrian administration.  Pending a peace settlement in which the borders between Israel and its neighbors will be decided, it was that of territories occupied during a war.  Israel had not annexed any part of the areas.  East Jerusalem was reunited in June 1967 with West Jerusalem.  "

It was Syria's hard-line stance that Mr. Begin cited as an immediate reason for his action. He quoted a report in the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai Al Amm on Sunday that President Hafez al-Assad of Syria had expressed the determination to refuse to recognize Israel "even if the Palestinians deign to do so."

The vote of 4 was from:  Australia, Canada, USA and Israel.  There were 6 abstentions:  Armenia, Colombia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Paraguay  and 65 were absent.  Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will be actively lobbying to become president next year of WHO.  Guess who was the leader in 2003.  It was Libya's Qaddafi.  Might as well put Assad up for the role.  At least he's an eye doctor.  

Here are some of the places that Israel has gone to give health services to or has helped out healthwise: :  

1. Japan (As well as rescue teams, Israel supplied Geiger counters and Israeli thermal imaging cameras are monitoring the reactor cores – Mar 2011) Voted against Israel

2. Ghana (has been receiving technological aid from Israel since 2006; Israel is now providing neonatal units to save many of the 4,800 babies that die each year – Mar 2011) Absent vote

3. New Zealand (Israel sent several rescue teams, temporary shelters and water purification systems following the Christchurch earthquake in Feb 2011) Abstention from vote

4. Chile, whose rescued miners were treated to a tour of Israel as part of their “Pilgrimage of Thanks” (Feb 2011) Voted Against Israel 

5. Vietnam, whose milk industry is being totally transformed using high-yield Israeli cows (Feb 2011)
 Absent vote
6. Uganda (Israeli solar-powered refrigerators were provided to store vaccines used to eliminate an outbreak of Polio from the country in Jan 2011) Absent vote

7. Kenya (Israel’s Agency for International Development built a state-of-the-art Emergency Room in a hospital serving 6 million Kenyans in Jan 2011) Absent vote

8. The Maldives (although non-Islamic worship is banned here, Israeli eye-doctors performed free operations for citizens in Dec 2010) Muslim majority state-smallest of Muslim majority states except Cyrus voted against Israel

9. Philippines (signed major trade agreement with Israel in Nov 2010) Voted Against Israel

10. Romania (Israeli doctors treated babies following fire at a neonatal unit – Sep 2010) Voted Against Israel

11. Cameroon (Ophthalmologists from Haifa restored vision to patients and trained local medical teams in these procedures – Aug 2010) Absent during vote

12 The Congo (Israel were the first burn specialists on the scene following the oil tanker fire disaster in July 2010) Voted Against Israel

13. Angola (mines cleared by Israeli technology – July 2010) Voted against Israel

14. Mississippi (bio-remediation technique used to clean up after oil spills was developed in Israel)

15. China (a major purchaser of Israeli technology, and recipient of medical aid and training) voted against Israel 

16. South Africa (Israelis trained their doctors to perform circumcisions to prevent the spread of AIDS – July 2010)

17. Haiti (Israel set-up the largest field hospital to treat victims of the 2010 earthquake, the hurricane and the cholera outbreaks and provided vital assistance for over a year) absent during vote

18. Sri Lanka (Israel conducted a massive airlift with food, 50 medical staff and rescue teams only 48 hours after the Tsunami in Dec 2004) voted against Israel

19. India (Israel sent an fully-equipped field hospital following Gujarat earthquake in Feb 2001) Voted against Israel

20. El Salvador (Israel relief aid following earthquake in 2001) voted against Israel

21. Georgia (Israel contributed food and seeds for farmers following severe drought in 2001)

22. Turkey (Israel relief aid following earthquake in 2000) Muslim, voted against Israel 

23. Mozambique ((Israel  relief aid following floods in 2000) Absent during vote

24. Colombia (Israel sent medical aid and food following earthquake in 1999) Abstained vote

25. Venezuela (President Chavez has forgotten Israel’s aid following floods of 1999) voted against Israel. 

26. Central America (Israel sent emergency medical aid teams and equipment to help victims of Hurricane Mitch in 1998)

27. Pakistan (2005) and Peru (2007) both accepted aid from Israeli NGOs following earthquake disasters.voted against Israel

28. Peru’s hydro-electric power plants are also being built and run by an Israeli company.

29-34. Rawanda, Mexico, Chad, Sudan (Darfur) and Malawi all have received humanitarian aid from Israel, including medical assistance from Israel’s NGO IsraAID.

How can the UN keep a straight face and ignore  Israel's health services to the world?  "In more than two dozen recent cases, Israel has contributed to relief efforts after earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters. For example, Israel sent medicine, water, food and other supplies to Sri Lanka after the tsunami in 2004. The next year, Israel also sent humanitarian aid and equipment to New Orleans for victims of Hurricane Katrina. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Israel sent a comprehensive hospital team that set the standard for treating victims of a natural disaster in a speedy and humane manner."  All this and giving aid to Syrians found on the border.  One child was even born in the hospital.  Now it may even have Israeli status. Really, this august body of people need a doctor themselves!  I've got just the psychologist for you.   

Update: Attacks have been happening in the Golan. "For nearly four decades U.N. monitors from the force have helped enforce a stable truce between Israel and Syria. But the Golan Heights has increasingly become a battlefield in the Syrian conflict, now in its fifth year."   If the UN monitors find it dangerous now, why are they talking about  sending  in their own people if not to do a take over militarily?

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