It is foolish to waste present moments regretting what is over and done with. Some people constantly say, "If only I hadn't gotten involved in this venture, I wouldn't have suffered." "If only I would have stayed an hour longer, this wouldn't have happened." We are not prophets and there is no possible way to know in advance exactly what will be. Try to protect yourself from harm, but realize that it is impossible to plan for every contingency.
However, that being said, those that don't learn from History will repeat it. How many years must we suffer from the Arab attacks before we have the courage to claim our own country?
Love Yehuda Lave
Lapid: 'Something Rotten' on the LeftYesh Atid chairman slams leftist politicians as 'disconnected' for trying to 'justify Palestinian actions at all costs.
"In the face of terror, a political solution must be established," Lapid noted. "But it needs to be based on a reading of the reality as it is, and not on the creation of imaginary Palestinians who do not exist."
"I believe we must separate from the Palestinians, while the IDF continues to operate everywhere in order to provide security to Israeli citizens.""It's time to separate from the Palestinians and set a high wall between us and them," Lapid declared. "Not because they're the good guys, but because they're the bad guys."
Leading Sunni Cleric to Palestinians: Die as Martyrs
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and considered to be the leading decisor on Sunni Muslim religious law, called on Saturday for the wave of terror attacks against Israel to escalate.
In a message published to his official Facebook account, the sheikh - who is a spiritual guide for the Muslim Brotherhood and its Gazan offshoot Hamas - wrote that support of the Palestinian Arab terror war against Israel is "a religious obligation."
He went on to claim that "Jerusalem is in danger" of "Judaization and a removal of its Arab and Islamic character." His words are an apparent repetition of the false claim according to which Israel is changing the status quo on the Temple Mount, where the Jordanian Waqf continues to enjoy de facto control and ban Jewish prayer.
"Jerusalem does not belong to the Palestinians alone - they have first rights to it, and it doesn't belong to Arabs alone - they have first rights to defend it. Rather, it belongs to all Muslims, everyone according to his ability," wrote al-Qaradawi about the 3,000-year-old capital of the Jewish nation."We want to arouse the negligent, to awaken the sleeping, to remind those who forget, to reprove the hesitant, to reveal the traitors, to strengthen the hands of the mujahideen (jihadists - ed.) who refused to submit, freed themselves from the weakness and showed firmness in their will to live in honor or die as martyrs.
IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS
As far as adherents of Islam are concerned, there are no moderate Muslims and no radical Muslims. There are only Muslims.
All must follow the strictures of Islam as promulgated in the Koran and the Hadith. If they depart in any way, shape or form from what is required of them, then they become apostates and are targets for the ultimate penalty as written in the Koran. It is thus forbidden for the Muslim faithful to interpret the Islamic texts.
Unlike Judaism and Christianity, which have undergone at different times a reformation, Muslims cannot ever depart from the words of Mohammed as written in the Islamic texts. The Koran and the Hadith are thus condemned to remain inviolate and frozen forever in the 7th century.
Without this basic understanding of Islam, which does not mean "peace" but means "submission," then non-Muslims are condemned to remain ignorant of this reality. In this instance, ignorance is not bliss.
Non-Muslims make a terrible mistake in believing that Islam is a religion of peace. It is a supremacist and triumphalist belief system which tolerates no other belief system as equal.
Islam means submission to the will; not to the will of the people as in a democracy, but submission to the will of Allah.
The tragedy is that no possibility exists whatsoever in any attempt, past, present or future, at reconciliation with Islam or its adherents by members of other faiths or ideologies.
Ecumenical parleys with imams are doomed to failure and are exercises in utter futility. Non-Muslims should learn what the Arabic word, taqiyyah, means.
With this knowledge, terrible as it is, there can at least be hope among non-Muslims as to how to defend themselves against Islam; what Winston Churchill once so presciently described as, "An ideology wrapped in a religion."
Turkey's Islamist president, Recip Tayip Erdogan, angrily mocked non-Muslims who tried to make a distinction between so-called moderate and/or radical Muslims.
He stated that, "there is no such thing as a moderate or a radical Muslim. There are only Muslims."
He went further and said this:
"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers…."
Those leaders within Europe, the UK and the European Union, whose policies of permitting and encouraging an epic flood of Muslim immigration are ushering in irreversible calamity. Islam will harbor no equality but will demand total superiority.
Perhaps it would be wise to read or re-read my article and warning from several years ago:
The Kahane solution to Israel's security problems was simple: Throw the Arabs out. Why keep a population within your borders that dreams of your destruction? Why indulge an implacable enemy? Indeed, to do so is criminal. As Rabbi Meir Kahane once wrote:
"Those who oppose this normal, sane, logical response guarantee the wholesale slaughter of both Jews and Arabs, and the transformation of the State of Israel into a daily and nightly hell – a Rwanda in the Middle East – a repetition of all the places in the world where people had neither the courage nor the wisdom to understand that most fundamental law of political physics: Two nations, each claiming ownership, can never occupy the same space at the same time."
However, Rabbi Meir Kahane, and his son Binyamin – who led he Kahane movement after his father's assassination – often stressed that their ideas were not merely logical, but eminently Jewish. In other words:
· Permitting murderous anti-Semites to dwell in Israel is not only suicidal but halachically forbidden;
· Self-restraint in the face of terrorism is not only militarily inane but Jewishly immoral; and
· Caving into pressure from the United States is not only embarrassing from a nationalist perspective but smacks of lack of faith in G-d.
Many Jews in 2015 have come to appreciate the wisdom of the Kahane message. This book emphasizes its Torah basis and the religious imperative to implement it. The ideas are the same; the packaging is a bit different.
A few items to keep in mind when reading this book:
1) Although this is a "religious" work, the Kahanes didn't believe religion should – or could – be separated from politics. As Rabbi Meir Kahane once told an audience, "There are no issues which can be [classified as]: This is a secular issue, this is a religious issue. There are only Jewish issues. There are laws of Shabbos and there are laws of Arabs." In other words, Judaism is an all- encompassing guide for life, and there is no aspect of man's affairs on which the Torah doesn't have an opinion. If a Jew studies Tanach, Midrash, and halachic, he will discover G-d's opinion – not only on how he should pray and observe the Shabbos – but also on how he should live a national Jewish life in the Land of Israel.
2) Many of the divrei Torah in this book highlight what seem like "run-of-the-mill Jewish ideas such as the importance of faith and submission to G-d's will. What – one might ask – do these ideas have to do with the Kahane message? The answer is: Everything. If Israel truly had faith in G-d, it would fear no one and apologize to no one. Unfortunately, though, as Rabbi Binyamin Kahane once observed, "We have become the type of people who declare G-d's omnipotence in synagogue and immediately afterward ask, "How can we survive if American don't give us money?"
Even more egregiously, many Jews ignore G-d's will when it clashes with modern-day liberalism. The fact is that a plain reading of classical Jewish sources yields a rather uncomplicated picture: Israel belongs to the Jews and wars to conquer and defend it should be fought ruthlessly. The Torah believes in collective punishment, it believes in national revenge, and it believes in zealotry. And while all men are created in the image of G-d, the Jews are a special people chosen by the Almighty to build a model society in their own land that will serve as a light unto the nations. Non-Jews may, under certain circumstances, live in Etetz Yisrael but can have no say in shaping its divine destiny.
Jews raised with liberal values, however, find this picture difficult to accept. They have been taught that to fight ruthlessly is to "stoop to their level." They have been taught that equality before the law is a sacrosanct, even inviolate principle. If the Torah says otherwise, they prefer to ignore or twist the Torah to protect their philosophy. Thus, submission to G-d's will is central to the Kahane ideology and perhaps the most recurrent theme of the 108 divrei Torah in this volume.
3) Both Rabbi Kahanes dedicated their lives to saving Israel's from physical and spiritual destruction. When Rabbi Meir Kahane was banned from the Knesset, he continued working outside the system to become Israel's prime minister. In his later years he used to say "It' either Arafat or Kahane." Indeed: In 1988 the government banned Kahane and in 1993 made peace with Arafat. And here we are 25 years later. An additional 1,500 Jews have been murdered, countless more are permanently wounded, and the country is in spiritual shambles. Many Jews believe there is no hope. Rabbi Meir Kahane, though rejected despondency. His reaction to terrorism and Israel's inept policies was the opposite" "grow angry and bitter – and do something," he wrote in an article in 1989 (see the appendix to this volume).
"Do something" – that is the Kahane legacy. "I am disappointed with the people who disagree with me," he once wrote. I am disappointed with the people who agree with me, but are too mired in their apathy and inability to escape their lives." To say, "It's hopeless," is a defeatist attitude neither Rabbi would have accepted.
I write all this because some of the divrei Torah in this volume may sound "tame." A number of them can even be read like ordinary divrei Torah while relaxing in a recliner on Shabbos afternoon. But, the Kahanes would not have wanted to read that way.
Almost everything they wrote was designed to stir, wake or provoke. The first step is to know the truth, but the next step is to act upon it. "Great is learning because it leads to action" (Kiddushin 40b).
I hope and pray that the vital truths in this book inspire readers to fight for a Jewish state that recalls the ancient glorious kingdom of David and Solomon, one where Jews live "securely, each man under his vine and fig tree" (Kings 5.5.)
Article title: Israeli innovation: The all-terrain suitcase
Soldiers don't have to carry heavy nap sacks strapped on their backs, and arrive warn out before they get to their battle positions.
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US Army to test smart rifle that hits targets BEHIND cover
The tests, planned for early next year, will monitor the performance of a weapon known as the XM25 Counter Defilade Engagement System.
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14 October 2015
Don't you just love a witty one liner ?
While visiting the United Kingdom , Winnie Mandela was invited to a cocktail party which was
Also to be attended by Margaret Thatcher.
When Winnie saw the ex-prime minister on the other side of the room, she barged past
Everyone, spilling the drinks of several invited guests on the way.
Winnie elbowed her way to Maggie, stood brazenly in front of her and declared, "I hear they
Call you the Iron Lady!"
"I have been referred to by that name, yes," replied Maggie, peering down her nose at this impudent upstart
"And whom, may I enquire, do I have the honour of addressing?" asked Maggie icily.
"I am the iron lady of South Africa!" bragged Winnie, waving her fist in the air.
"Oh, yes," replied Maggie dryly. "And for whom do you iron?"