Who are the Israelis?

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Torah class in Arabic for the last Jew to immigrate from Sudan

Suzi Makor-Riel, the last Jew to make Aliyah from South Sudan and her Sister Piath made Aliya in 2019 a couple of months apart in a secret mission while their country was in the chaos of a civil war.

In the Bet Alfa Absorption center the Judaism classes are given in Amaharic for the Ethiopian Olim, but the South Sudani Sisters speak only Arabic.

Aaron Tzuf, who took part in bringing them to Israel tried to get funding for their classes from the Jewish agency but was not successful due to the fact that they do not require conversion unlike the other new Olim from Ethiopia.

Tzuf’s organization The Heart of Israel found a single donor, Jerrald Wiener, that took upon himself to fund the classes. The next task was to find a rabbi that speaks fluent Arabic. Rabbi Yehuda Hudeda, who made Aliyah from Syria at age 16, was found and was very excited about this unique project.

During the first class this week, Rabbi Hudeda(who is also a mohel) was talking about the foundations of Judaism and mentioned brit mila.

Suzi said that her 8 year old boy was never circumcised, and now they are planning a brit mila for him.

Tzuf said “it is so special to sit in Israel and learn about the stories of the Jewish people leaving Egypt,” when they themselves had their own personal exodus.


 

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Global news organizations have near-uniformly reported on the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s demolition of “a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.
By co-opting the Palestinian narrative, the likes of CNN, BBC, CBS and other media outlets have disseminated a seemingly agenda-driven story devoid of context that effectively serves to delegitimize the Jewish state.

 

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^ What is strange about the quote is that it fails to identify the precise location of this “Palestinian community in the West Bank.” In fact, Khirbet Humsa is situated in the Jordan Valley. This is significant because in the 1990s, Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization signed the Oslo Accords, envisioning a peaceful two-state solution. Under the agreement, the West Bank was divided into three separate zones: Areas A, B and C.
The Jordan Valley is in Area C, under full Israeli security and civilian control. Jerusalem is thus responsible for planning and approving construction therein for both Jews and Arabs. Israeli authorities regularly demolish structures in Area C deemed to have been built illegally.

Over the last five years, illegal Palestinian settlements and infrastructure have been built on some 9,000 dunams (nine square kilometers) of territory across more than 250 locations in Area C. This does not take into account the more than 600 kilometers of illegally constructed access roads to these places.

In July 2020, the European Union, Denmark and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement to build 16 infrastructure projects for the Palestinians in Area C. It was the fifth agreement of its kind. Those involved in the projects neither applied for nor received permits from the Israeli Civil Administration.
 
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Global news organizations have near-uniformly reported on the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s demolition of “a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.
By co-opting the Palestinian narrative, the likes of CNN, BBC, CBS and other media outlets have disseminated a seemingly agenda-driven story devoid of context that effectively serves to delegitimize the Jewish state.

Oslo expired.
 

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Global news organizations have near-uniformly reported on the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s demolition of “a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.
By co-opting the Palestinian narrative, the likes of CNN, BBC, CBS and other media outlets have disseminated a seemingly agenda-driven story devoid of context that effectively serves to delegitimize the Jewish state.

Oslo expired.
Arafat expired.
 

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Global news organizations have near-uniformly reported on the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s demolition of “a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.
By co-opting the Palestinian narrative, the likes of CNN, BBC, CBS and other media outlets have disseminated a seemingly agenda-driven story devoid of context that effectively serves to delegitimize the Jewish state.

It was an obviously blatant exxgeration
when the media called these 3 tents with 4 sheep "a village"...

Now they also claim "73 people, including 41 children"... 114 people?
Arabs themselves call it - Khirbat (the abandoned place) al-Hamsa (of the five)

Then a simple half a minute Google search, reveals this is what they're talking about:



I wonder, if Jews set a couple tents in the middle of the Judean mountains,
would they call it a village or a settlement?
 
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Global news organizations have near-uniformly reported on the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s demolition of “a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.
By co-opting the Palestinian narrative, the likes of CNN, BBC, CBS and other media outlets have disseminated a seemingly agenda-driven story devoid of context that effectively serves to delegitimize the Jewish state.

It was an obviously blatant exxgeration
when the media called these 3 tents with 4 sheep "a village"...

Now they also claim "73 people, including 41 children"... 114 people?
Arabs themselves call it - Khirbat (the abandoned place) al-Hamsa (of the five)

Then a simple half a minute Google search, reveals this is what they're talking about:



I wonder, if Jews set a couple tents in the middle of the Judean mountains,
would they call it a village or a settlement?
It doesn;t matter. It is illegal to destroy other people's stuff.
 

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Global news organizations have near-uniformly reported on the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s demolition of “a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.
By co-opting the Palestinian narrative, the likes of CNN, BBC, CBS and other media outlets have disseminated a seemingly agenda-driven story devoid of context that effectively serves to delegitimize the Jewish state.

It was an obviously blatant exxgeration
when the media called these 3 tents with 4 sheep "a village"...

Now they also claim "73 people, including 41 children"... 114 people?
Arabs themselves call it - Khirbat (the abandoned place) al-Hamsa (of the five)

Then a simple half a minute Google search, reveals this is what they're talking about:



I wonder, if Jews set a couple tents in the middle of the Judean mountains,
would they call it a village or a settlement?
It doesn;t matter. It is illegal to destroy other people's stuff.
Nonesense.

Central Park doesn't become "your stuff"
if you go camping on the sideroad.
 
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Global news organizations have near-uniformly reported on the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s demolition of “a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.
By co-opting the Palestinian narrative, the likes of CNN, BBC, CBS and other media outlets have disseminated a seemingly agenda-driven story devoid of context that effectively serves to delegitimize the Jewish state.

Oslo expired.
Arafat expired.
And Erakat just died.


Now everyone is waiting for Abbas.
 

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Global news organizations have near-uniformly reported on the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s demolition of “a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.
By co-opting the Palestinian narrative, the likes of CNN, BBC, CBS and other media outlets have disseminated a seemingly agenda-driven story devoid of context that effectively serves to delegitimize the Jewish state.

Oslo expired.
Arafat expired.
And Erakat just died.


Now everyone is waiting for Abbas.
Yup. And "Palestine" gets smaller and smaller.
 

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Global news organizations have near-uniformly reported on the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s demolition of “a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.
By co-opting the Palestinian narrative, the likes of CNN, BBC, CBS and other media outlets have disseminated a seemingly agenda-driven story devoid of context that effectively serves to delegitimize the Jewish state.

Oslo expired.
Arafat expired.
And Erakat just died.


Now everyone is waiting for Abbas.
Baruch Shptaranu Mizeh,
blessed for relieved us of this.

 
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Netanyahu: The friendship with Bulgaria is blossoming
Prime Minister Netanyahu meets Bulgarian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva in Jerusalem.



Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with Bulgarian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

It was recalled during the meeting that this year marks 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Bulgaria. Prime Minister Netanyahu and Bulgarian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Zakharieva emphasized that bilateral relations are very good and that their meeting was an opportunity to further strengthen and enhance cooperation in various fields.

Netanyahu said at the start of the meeting, "Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Zakharieva, it's a pleasure to welcome you to Jerusalem."

"Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is a very close friend of mine and of the State of Israel and I'm very happy to hear that he is doing well and is back on the job. Please give him my warmest regards."

"Our friendship has a long, long experience and it's a shared experience that goes back to Roman times. The Jewish people settled in Bulgaria in Roman times. And of course, we never forget the exemplary leadership of the clergy and the intellectuals of Bulgaria, in Sofia, in World War II, in the Holocaust. We'll never forget that. And since then we have a blossoming friendship that I had, I personally, as deputy foreign minister at the time had something to do with it, so I'm very proud of it,” said Netanyahu.

“We are taking our relationship into the future in the areas of technology, and trade, and diplomacy and security and every possible direction. So I'm very happy to have the opportunity to forge these very strong relations and make them even stronger and to welcome you to Jerusalem."

 

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Tefillin Stands Set Up in Magen David Adom Stations throughout Israel

Last week, MDA began a unique project in which many teffilin stands were set up in its stations around the country, available to employees and volunteers.

The project was initiated by Rabbi Yonatan Spitzer, an ambulance driver and EMT, and director of the MDA Chabad House, who established the new stands with the help of Rabbi Yosef Nachshon from the “Soldiers in Love” project.

The initial stands were placed at the MDA stations in Kiryat Ono, Jerusalem, Afula, Tiberias, Rishon Lezion, Netanya, Acre, Ashdod, and Beer-Sheva. In light of the high demand for the tefillin, the organization is working to expand the number of stands throughout the country soon.



Rabbi Spitzer said: “The goal of the project is to create a nice location for the tefillin and give dedicated volunteers and employees a comfortable and worthwhile opportunity to pray. I thank the MDA Director-General Eli Bin who gave the green light for the project. We will commission tefillin stands at other stations around the country. We are already seeing an increase in demand and we are receiving requests from other stations to set up stations there. This is a great privilege that has fallen to us.”

MDA Director-General Bin said: “I congratulate Rabbi Yonatan Spitzer and his partners in this project and thank the donor for his contribution and his labor to bring us together and make the Tefillin accessible to our employees and volunteers. Chabad has been wonderful spreading love and support to the organization. I thank Rabbi Nachshon for his hard work on the project.”

 

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Official Israeli recommendation: Free cannabis use from age 21

Inter-ministerial team for cannabis reform presents conclusions, legalization of cannabis for adults, barriers to use among youth.

Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn today announced the conclusions of the inter-ministerial team to formulate cannabis reform.

The Justice Minister noted that according to staff recommendations, cannabis consumption will become legal from the age of 21 and up, along with placing barriers on cannabis consumption at younger ages.

"We will work to prepare a law memorandum in the coming days following the team's recommendations, following the understanding that there is consensus in both the Likud bloc and the Blue and White bloc, to benefit the Israeli public," Nissenkorn said.

Team Head Deputy Attorney General (Criminal Law) Adv. Amit Merri, noted the teamwork that comprised 21 plenary meetings and many consultations with experts and colleagues around the world.

Among other things, Merri noted the consultation with senior officials in Canada and Colorado who are in the process of legalization: "We had a lot to learn from experts in these states."

 

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Weekly Torah Portion: 'Chayei Sarah'

Purchase the land or take it by force?

 
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Eliyah Gabbay - Lechah Dodi

One of the most well-known and beloved Shabbat piyyut is 'Lechah Dodi', which is saidat the reception of Shabbat prayer on Friday evening. It was written in the sixteenth century by the Kabbalist Rabbi Shlomo Elkabetz in Safed. In a simple reading, this piyyut glorifies the Sabbath, and calls us to go out to greet her, as a bridegroom going out to greet the bride. But in fact it is a piyyut written on the windowsills of Kabbalah, and it hides deep secrets within it, and describes the rise of the spiritual worlds on the Sabbath. That is why the great Kabbalist, the late Ari Z"L, stated that this piyyut should be included in the prayer book, and by virtue of its great authority, this was accepted in all the communities of Israel.

This piyyut also includes strong motifs of the prophecies of redemption. We call on the Holy Shechinah - "Get up from the revolution, too much for You to stay in the Valley of Weeping" - it is enough for you to be present in exile. It's time to go out for redemption. We call on the Knesset of Israel: "Get rid of dirt, get up! Put on the clothes of your glory, My people!" It is a call for Jews to shake off the dirt and dust that covers the treasures within them. Wear our true glory clothes. To be who we really are. And this will happen "by Ben-Yishai Beit Halachmi" - the Messiah of our righteousness, a descendant of King David, who was born in Bethlehem (the phrase "Yishai Beit Halachmi" appears in Shmuel 1 16: 1).

Messiah is mentioned again in the penultimate house, which opens with the words "Right and left will burst forth." The poet here drew inspiration from the verse in Yishaiah "For the right hand and the left will burst forth." The Messiah is referred to here as "Ish Ben Partzi" because he will be a descendant of Peretz, the son of Judah, and will also break through the fences of exile and bring redemption to the people of Israel and to the whole world. This wonderful piyyut is sung in the communities of Israel in many and varied melodies. In Chabad Chassidut there was no special and fixed melody for the piyyut, and each cantor chose to sing it in a melody he chose. One of the most common melodies in Chabad communities in recent years is the one that was first sung at the gatherings of the children of the "Armies of G-d", with the participation of the Rebbe, and from there was also adopted for the melody of the piyyut "Lechah Dodi".

 

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RE: Who Are The Palestinians?
⁜→ P F Tinmore, et al,

BLUF: MORE DISINFORMATION → I'm not sure this is true at all. And I saw the confusion by the International Criminal Court (Trial Chamber).

Oslo expired.
(Palestine Observations)

On 26 May 2020, the Chamber noted that “President Abbas declared inter alias that ‘the Palestine Liberation Organization and the State of Palestine are absolved, as of today, of all the agreements and understandings with the American and Israeli governments and of all the commitments based on these understandings and agreements, including the security ones’”.
The Chamber “request[ed] Palestine to provide additional information on this statement, including the question whether it pertains to any of the Oslo agreements between Palestine and Israel, by no later than 10 June 2020”. It also ordered the Prosecutor and invited Israel to submit a response by no later than 24 June 2020.

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EXCERPT: The State of Palestine’s response to the Pre-Trial Chamber’s Order requesting additional information)

Substantively, the Statement declares that if Israel proceeds with annexation, a material breach of the agreements between the two sides, then it will have annulled any remnants of the Oslo Accords and all other agreements concluded between them. It also declares that Israel’s persistent violations of these agreements, and its announced plans and measures for annexation, absolve the Palestine Liberation Organization (‘PLO’) and the State of Palestine from any obligation arising from these agreements, including security agreements.

(COMMENT)

This does not sound like, to me, that either the ICC or the Palestinians consider the Oslo Accords "expired." And this leaves the door open for adjudication on the issue of "settlements." Given that all settlements" are Area "C" locations. Given that the Israelis have full civil and security control within Area "C."

(IMPRESSION)

My impression was that the Israeli threat to annex these certain areas were made to rattle the cage.

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Global news organizations have near-uniformly reported on the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s demolition of “a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.
By co-opting the Palestinian narrative, the likes of CNN, BBC, CBS and other media outlets have disseminated a seemingly agenda-driven story devoid of context that effectively serves to delegitimize the Jewish state.

Oslo expired.
Arafat expired.
And Erakat just died.

Now everyone is waiting for Abbas.
Has all the expectations of the two competing Islamic terrorist franchises gee-had’in the bejeezus out of each other.
 

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