A Bad Investment
“There were two unclaimed explosions in Damascus overnight Thursday and early Friday (Jan.12-13) – one at an officers club in Damascus and the second at Mezzeh airport, which Syria alleged was the work of the new Israeli S-35 stealth aircraft firing across the border from a point over the Sea of Galilee.”
I doubt highly the Israelis would immediately risk the newest and most advanced weapon. No sir, those beauties are being saved for Iran. This was another precision missile attack which is the favored tactic used by the Israelis now.
“JABALIYA, Gaza Strip — The nearly two million residents of Gaza have been suffering through a cold winter of crippling power cuts, receiving electricity for only three or four hours a day. The popular anger over the cuts erupted on Thursday in a large protest.
In a rare display of defiance against the Hamas authorities who control the Palestinian territory, about 10,000 people took to the streets in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. They marched toward the offices of an electricity company, chanting slogans against Ismail Haniya, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, as well as against the rival Fatah party and its leader, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority.”
If things get bad enough Hamas may provoke Israel just to provide a distraction.
“According to Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the Coordinator of Government Activity in the Territories, the leaders of the terrorist group “use the money they charge for electricity for personal needs.”
“Despite all the violence and threats directed it at it Israel is the most peaceful and prosperous nation in the region. Israeli GDP is growing 3.8 percent in 2016, compared to 3.3 percent for 2015. Most of this is due to a three percent increase in exports. Unemployment remains under five percent. The two Palestinian states, who are mired in corruption and desperate efforts to destroy Israel, are doing less well. Gaza, which has alienated its Moslem neighbor Egypt, as well as Israel. This has led to total loss of free trade and that crippled the economy. The West Bank, run by a less self-destructive group (Fatah), has more economic activity but suffers for the bad behavior of Hamas and has lost a lot of its foreign aid. Most of those aid losses have been in Gaza where about 40 percent of the 4.9 Palestinians live. In the last three years foreign aid (most of it from the West and wealthy Arab oil states) has declined nearly 50 percent. The main reason for the Arabs cutting their aid is the persistent corruption in Hamas and Fatah. This means most of the money meant to aid the Palestinian people does not do that. In the West Bank most of the loss is outright theft by Fatah officials, who have grown wealthy while the people they rule have slipped deeper into poverty. One advantage the West Bank has is that young Palestinians can migrate (usually via Jordan). Most of these migrants want to go to the West but will settle for a more prosperous Moslem nation. The migrants are not only the youngest but also the best educated. The corruption provides few jobs for recent school and university graduates and becoming a terrorist only appeals to a about a quarter of young Palestinians. The people of Gaza can’t get out, although Hamas is trying to improve relations with Egypt to change that and having some success. Meanwhile 80 percent of the Gaza Palestinians are dependent on foreign aid and corruption, not Israel, is the biggest obstacle to change.”
The Palestinians are a bad investment.
“Official Palestinian Authority media reports that the wife of Fadi al-Qanbar — who expressed his passionate support for the Islamic State terrorist organization online — will receive a lifetime monthly stipend of NIS 2900 ($760).”
See how Western aide money encourages, rewards, and promotes terror.
“About a month and a half after the lethal wave of fires that blazed across Israel has passed, a report conducted by the investigations department of the Israeli national Fire Services Authority and released on Friday officially determines: out of the 80 fires that were investigated by the authority, 71 were set on purpose by arsonists.”
“To make a real difference, our next president needs to understand how the United Nations’ hostility to the Jewish state is rooted in perverse institutions that have been abetted by previous U.S. administrations. The most glaring example of this is the inaptly named United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). With its $1.3 billion budget (30 percent of which comes from U.S. taxpayers), this agency actually perpetuates the refugee problem it was created to solve, while promoting Palestinian rejectionism and Jew hatred. Trump will soon have the means to drain the UNRWA swamp. If he does so, he would increase the chances of peace between Palestinians and Israelis.”
“Senators Graham and Cruz introduce law that would block taxpayer dollars from going toward the UN in the wake of anti-Israel resolution.”
Finally, and lets pray that it succeeds.
“President Obama’s decision not to use the US veto in the UN Security Council and to let pass Resolution 2334, effectively sets the boundaries of a future Palestinian state. The resolution declares all of Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem — home to the Old City, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount — the most sacred place in Judaism — “occupied Palestinian territory,” and is a declaration of war against Israel.”
“This prophecy is found in chapters 38-39 of the book of Ezekiel. The two chapters preceding this prophecy foretold the rebirth of the nation of Israel after having been “dead” for a long time. The nation was compared to very dry bones that were resurrected to life—a prophecy that was fulfilled when Israel became a nation once again on May 14, 1948. Since that time, Israel has been targeted for destruction by the Muslim world in particular and many of the nations of the world in general. I believe that to be due to the effective influence exerted by Satan and his forces of evil as they seek to thwart God’s will. It seems his pride is such that he thinks he can actually succeed.”