Obama Should Not Be President – OUR PRESIDENT has just called for the ETHNIC cleansing of the JEWS from their own land. This is not a “border” issue. This is ETHNIC CLEANSING

May 20, 2011

The arguments are the same.  The logic is equivalent.

If it is logical that Israel should give up their land then, the US should release the WEST to Mexico.

If the AZTECS want to CEDE from Mexico, because it was the SPANISH who came to Mexico, then should Mexico give up that portion of territory to them?  It was the Spaniards who unified a country of INDIANS and then settled it.  Doe that sound familiar?

Since the Jews would be cast out of their lives in their own country, then would that not indeed be the SAME as what occurred in Europe to the Czechs? and many other places where Jews and gypsies were driven out?

That is called ethnic cleansing.

OUR PRESIDENT has just called for the ETHNIC cleansing of the JEWS from their own land.

wiki defined ethnic cleansing:

Ethnic cleansing “is a purposeful policy designed by one ethnic or religious group to remove by violent and terror-inspiring means the civilian population of another ethnic or religious group from certain geographic areas. (Commission of Experts Established Pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 780)”.[1]


This presidents logic, if transposed on our own situation, would create an ethnic cleansing here.  If he didn’t follow the SAME logic, then the WORLD would see America as a hypocrite.  Which, would not be favorable to all you appeasers out there.  It’s a LOOSE / LOOSE LOGIC.

This argument WILL come up and be used.  Mark my words.

Rabbi: ‘The President of the United States is Asking for Ethnic Cleansing’

Thursday, May 19, 2011
By Fred Lucas

Obama taxesPresident Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama has made an unprecedented demand on Israel, Jewish leaders said Thursday, after the president called for Israel to redraw its borders to where they were in 1967 before the Six Day War. One rabbi said Obama was, in essence, asking for “ethnic cleansing” of thousands of Jewish families.

“It’s immoral in that basically the president of the United States is asking that 500,000 people who live, work, and raise families around Jerusalem – Jewish families – that they be uprooted, resettled, deported from their homes, have their families broken,” Rabbi Aryeh Spero, founder of Caucus for America, told CNSNews.com.

“The president of the United States is asking for ethnic cleansing,” said Rabbi Spero.  “It’s ironic that the president, who speaks in humanitarian tones regarding the Palestinians, doesn’t have any humanitarian concerns toward 500,000 Jewish people and families that will be uprooted and deported from their homes.”

Obama made the demand on Israel during a speech on the Middle East, delivered at the State Department on Thursday, as a way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But Spero believes Obama was not being honest.

“Every time Israel relinquishes land on the altar of peace, it gets not peace but rockets,” Spero said. “This has been played over and over by the Palestinian Authority, then with Yasser Arafat, with Hamas. He knows what will happen with the Israelis, and yet it doesn’t seem to bother him.”

“I’m just very disappointed that my president seems to be so indifferent to the plight of the Jewish people in Israel,” he said.

Though Israel has given up land to Palestinians in the past because of pressure from the United States, no U.S. president has asked this much, said Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum, director of the Rabbinical Alliance of America.

rabbi aryeh speroRabbi Aryeh Spero

“It’s par for the course, but not to this extent,” Tannenbaum told CNSNews.com. “In other words, other presidents have also pressured Israel with the hope of achieving some kind of peace. But considering the history and considering facts on the ground, no president has been as severe as President Obama.”

However, Tannenbaum thinks the proposal is a non-starter primarily because the borders have never been the issue.

“The suggestion is going to die, this is not going to work,” he said. “It won’t go anywhere. If you notice, there was an attack on all the borders of the state of Israel. There was an attack on the 1967 borders. The problem with Israel for the Palestinians is the very existence of the state of Israel — not its borders — but that it exists at all. They will not rest until there is no Israel.”

But Spero is not so sure the proposal will just go away, even without support from Congress.

“While he [Obama] can’t force the Jewish people out of their lands, he can certainly pressure Israel to the point where it finds itself in a very insecure state of affairs,” said Rabbi Spero. “He could without certain military weapons and parts that are needed for Israel’s defense. So, it’s a tremendous amount of intimidation and pressure.”

Israel expanded its territory after the Six Day War defeating Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Israel gained the West Bank, the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and the Sinai Peninsula (the Sinai was returned to Egypt in a deal brokered in 1978). Since 1967, and most notably in the early 1990s, Israel gave up significant amounts of land for peace to the Palestinians. The conflict has nevertheless raged onward.

“The reason Israel today is bigger than it was in 1967 is because the Arab countries united in an attack against Israel,” Tannenbaum said. “Miraculously, Israel fought them off and won. Now Israel has returned a majority of the West Bank and Israel has returned the Gaza Strip. There still is no peace. So at this point, returning more land is counterproductive and is not the answer. And the president is wrong in his plan.”


On the eve of a visit to the U.S. by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the timing of the announcement seemed calculating, said Rabbi Yehuda Levin, a spokesman for the Rabbinical Alliance of America.

“I’m not a political Zionist,” said the rabbi. “I have my problems with the state of Israel and the things that they do that flies in the face of our religious traditional heritage. Nevertheless, in terms of security for human beings, one has to be totally concerned. I have many family members and extended family members and fellow Jews in Israel and I’m concerned for their safety.”

“I’m just prayerful that the Congress of the United States will respond to the Jewish people and residents of Israel that the position of one human being as president does not reflect what the country feels,” Levin said.

Obama recognized the negotiations would be a challenge because of the agreement between the Fatah, the leading Palestinian political party and the terrorist group Hamas, but he reaffirmed America’s relationship with Israel.

Still the speech has sparked concern and widespread coverage.

“We welcome the president’s recognition of Israel’s security needs and that Hamas cannot be a partner in the peace process, but a call to a return to 1967 borders as the basis for negotiations, even with ‘land swaps’ is a non-starter, when at least half of the Palestinian rulers are committed to Israel’s destruction,” said Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in a written statement. “The road to peace has been clear for a long time — direct negotiations between parties who recognize each other’s legitimacy.”

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla), in a statement released after the president’s speech, said: “This proposal is a slap in the face of our friend and democracy’s only ally in the Middle East: Israel. As a nation, we should support and promote freedom and democracy in the region, but we should not do so at the expense of Israel.  That land belongs to Israel – period.”

“Based on archeological evidence and historical right, that land belongs to Israel,” said Inhofe. “As I have outlined several times before, Israel is a strategic ally to the United States that acts as a roadblock to terrorism.  Every other country in that region hates Israel and would stop at nothing for Israel’s destruction just as they would stop at nothing to see our own destruction.”

“President Obama’s speech today kowtows to the very forces that hate us,” said the senator. “I will try to address all these issues on the Senate floor next week to refute President Obama’s message today.”



Palestine – FATAH and HAMAS united

May 5, 2011

The implications are minimal to the US, but Israel is in the cross hairs.

Obama seems to love to do EVERYTHING to set it things up in the worst way for Israel.

FATAH and HAMAS are two very different type of organizations with both guns pointed at Israel.  And for what?

Everytime Israel gave them anything they destroyed it.  Israel gave up some very nicely developed areas, which had parks and schools and water aquifers

The hate is their enemy.  Israel and the Jews (real Jews) will survive.

Palestinians Celebrate Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Ceremony In Cairo

Posted by John J. Xenakis May 5th 2011 at 11:01 am in

Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and refugee camps celebrated on Wednesday. In Gaza’s Square of the Unknown Soldier, a demonstration turned into a raucous party of thousands cheering, chanting and waving flags, according to the Guardian.

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The occasion was a ceremony in Cairo, attended by representatives from the U.N., the EU, and the Arab League, for the signing of a reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas. The two factions have been bitter rivals since a 2007 war, when Hamas defeated Fatah for control of Gaza. Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the governing body associated with Fatah, and Khaled Meshaal, leader of the Hamas, identified by the U.S. as a terrorist group, met for the first time in five years to sign the agreement.

The reconciliation agreement is an important step on the way to getting the United Nations General Assembly to unilaterally create a Palestinian state in September by international mandate. A reconciliation is an important prerequisite.


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PA TV defines Palestine: Tel Aviv, Haifa, Negev, Galilee and all of Israel
Short film shown beginning with the words:
“Palestine – one day we will return to our home and bask in the warmth of our hopes”
[the line is from a song by Lebanese singer Fairouz, about longing for Palestine]

Afterwards there are scenes of various places, labeled with their names: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv – labeled ‘Tel Al-Rabi’a’, Haifa, the Dead Sea, the Negev, the Galilee, Caesarea, Masada – labeled ‘Jericho mountains’, and Acre.

At the end the following appears:
“For your sake, Palestine, the youth have been demonstrating for 25 days to end the [Fatah-Hamas] rift.”



Abbas said that they had forever turned “the black page of divisions.” Meshall spelled out Hamas’s goal:

“Our aim is to establish a free and completely sovereign Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza Strip, whose capital is Jerusalem, without any settlers and without giving up a single inch of land and without giving up on the right of return [of Palestinian refugees].”

In fact, several years ago, the Middle East Quartet (United Nations, Russian Federation, United States, European Union) set three conditions for Hamas: recognize the state of Israel; renounce violence; and honor past Israeli-Palestinian agreements. Hamas has said that it will not agree to any of these conditions.

Furthermore, Hamas officials have been openly criticial of the U.S. military action that led to Osama bin Laden’s death, according to the Jerusalem Post. On Monday, Hamas Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, said:

“We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. … We regard this, as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood.”

Benjamin Netanyahu in London with David Cameron
Benjamin Netanyahu in London with David Cameron

Thus, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was extremely critical of the agreement:

“What happened today in Cairo is a tremendous blow to peace and a great victory for terrorism. I think the fate of the Middle East and the fate of peace hangs in the balance.”

Netanyahu made this statement while visiting British prime minister David Cameron. Cameron’s office had issued a statement critical of Netanyahu that said:

“This is a time to pursue not ignore the Middle East peace process. That will be his main message to Mr Netanyahu today. We need to study the detail of the agreement but, as the prime minister was making clear in the House of Commons yesterday, we hope that Palestinian unity between Fatah and Hamas will be a step forward.”

However, after the meeting, Cameron was more conciliatory:

“The leaders discussed today’s announcement on Palestinian unity. Prime Minister Cameron said that any new Palestinian government must reject violence, recognise Israel’s right to exist and engage in the peace process, and that Britain would judge it by its actions.”

It’s always interesting to watch politicians dance like this, waiting until they have a chance to conduct a public opinion poll, so they’ll know what to believe.

On the one hand, it almost seems that a Palestinian state in September has become an unstoppable train. On the other hand, there are many serious issues standing in the way.


Netanyahu: Fatah-Hamas unity a blow to peace process

05/04/2011 15:58

“3 days ago, terrorism was dealt a resounding defeat with the elimination of bin Laden. Today, in Cairo, it had a victory,’ says PM.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

LONDON – The signing of the Hamas-Fatah unity deal in Cairo is a setback for peace – and an advancement for terrorism – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told reporters in London on Wednesday.

“What happened today in Cairo is a tremendous blow to peace and a great victory for terrorism,” he said. “Three days ago, terrorism was dealt a resounding defeat with the elimination of Osama bin Laden. Today, in Cairo, it had a victory.”

In signing this deal, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had “embraced” an organization that had condemned the American operation against the al-Qaida leader and called him a “great martyr,” the prime minister said.

“When he embraces this organization, which is committed to Israel’s destruction and fires rockets on our cities, this is a tremendous setback for peace and a great advancement for terror,” Netanyahu said.

“What we hope will happen is that we find peace, and the only way we can make peace is with our neighbors who want peace. Those who want to eliminate us, those who practice terror, are not partners for peace.”

He spoke before a meeting set for late Wednesday night with British Prime MinisterDavid Cameron.

Israeli officials said Netanyahu hoped to persuade Cameron to promise that the UK would not support the deal unless Hamas accepted the three principles set out by the Quartet for international recognition of the Islamist movement: that Hamas recognizeIsrael, renounce terrorism and abide by the PLO’s agreements with Israel.

Hamas refused to do so.

On Thursday, Netanyahu is expected to make the same request when he meets with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

A spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that Ban had always supported efforts for Palestinian unity, but wanted them to play out within the framework of the Quartet’s principles – and urged all Palestinian factions to adhere to them.

Still, he sent Robert Serry, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, to Cairo for Wednesday’s ceremony.

The European Union was even more cautious about supporting the Fatah-Hamasagreement and sent only a councilor from its embassy in Cairo.

The US did not have any formal representative at the ceremony.

Speaking on Channel 2 on Wednesday evening, Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair gave a plug for Palestinian unity, but only with certain conditions attached.

He said he was “in favor of Palestinian unity. It is essential for peace, but it must be unity on the right terms; it must be genuine unity.”

Blair added, however, that the contrasting Palestinian reactions to the killing by US forces of Osama bin Laden earlier this week “expresses what the issue is” regarding the worrying aspects of the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement.

“[PA Prime Minister Salam] Fayyad said the death was good news and [Hamas Prime Minister Ismail] Haniyeh said he [bin Laden] was a ‘warrior.’” “If Hamas was changing… in peaceful means… this would be positive… but you just need to look at Haniyeh’s comments” to understand this has not been the case, Blair said.

As for Netanyahu’s comments that the agreement was “a victory for terror,” Blair said, “I think the reaction of the Israeli government is justified. For us in the international community, the door is open to come into this [peace] process – but only if conditions are made.”

He criticized Israel’s decision to stop transferring tax funds to the PA, now that Hamas is joining the PA government.

“In respect to the [tax] revenue made on behalf of the Palestinians, it should be given to them,” Blair said.

He also reiterated his objection to a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood.

“The only way you will get a Palestinian state is by negotiation,” Blair said.

But Netanyahu’s largest coalition partner, Israel Beiteinu, said on Wednesday that the time for negotiations had passed. It announced that in light of the agreement between Fatah and Hamas, it would demand that the government cease all contact between Israel and the PA. The party called to stop various inter-ministerial initiatives with the PA, as well as the transfer of money to its government.

“It is impossible to expect the State of Israel to transfer money to Hamas – and in doing so, to fund terrorism activities against Israel’s citizens,” Beiteinu said.

“Those who declared bin Laden to be a Muslim freedom fighter, as Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh did, and those who refuse to allow the Red Cross to visit Gilad Schalit cannot be partners in negotiations, either directly or indirectly.”

Separately, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon (Israel Beiteinu), who is in Eastern Europe, called on the European Union to threaten the Palestinians with financial consequences, should they fail to follow the Quartet’s principles.

“As the largest funders of the Palestinian Authority, you have a heavy responsibility to make it clear to the Palestinians that failure to comply with the Quartet’s conditions will be met with sanctions,” Ayalon said.

He spoke after meeting with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet.

Rebecca Anna Stoil contributed to this report.


Palestinians have NO right to any part of Jerusalem!

April 16, 2011

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Canadian rock star – Justin Bieber scheduled to meet with Israel’s PM Netanyahu refused to meet with children of school bus attack. Netanyahu cancels meeting.

April 13, 2011

Here’s the propaganda at it’s young.

This is the Elite and the Progressive ideas that have no foundation in morality, rather duplicity.

VAPID young man on the road to a soulless existence to be used like a prostitute on stage for a short period of time until his cuteness has worn off and he becomes, at least on the outside, a man.  Then his usefulness in the pedophile universe will have ended and so will his career.  His life is already gone.

It’s better that the children don’t see this young man.  He is not a HERO.  He is something to remember as what NOT to become.

All roads in life are a choice.  They are not unknown, rather they are clear and directed.  The one who lays the bricks is the one choosing the path.  THAT is the idea behind free will.  Without g-d it’s directionless.  G-d merely, guides, but it’s up to the traveler to choose his own journey.


Justin Bieber Insults Israel



By Brad Wilmouth, NewsBusters

According to the Haaretz article, “Netanyahu Cancels Bieber Date Over Refusal to Meet Kids Affected by Gaza Rockets,” Barak Ravid recounts reports that Canadian singer Justin Bieber declined to meet children who narrowly escaped being hit by rocket fire as they exited an Israeli school bus shortly before it was hit several weeks ago. A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured in the attack.

The children had been invited to an already scheduled meeting between Bieber and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the prime minister sought to draw attention to the plight of children living in Israeli towns near the Gaza Strip which have in recent months come under increased fire from rockets launched by Palestinian terrorists.

According to Haaretz, Netanyahu canceled the meeting after his attempt to include the children was turned down.



Israel – Hamas “has openly stated its philosophy: You kill my soldier; I kill your child.”

April 9, 2011

These murdering dogs will target and always have targeted children.

They don’t view children in the same way as we, in the WEST, do.

The mosque can double as a military installation and this is PRESCRIBED in their DAMNED book – the Q’RAN.  Mo talked about it too.

Subhuman Hamas terrorists target children, attacking a yellow school bus with a high-tech missile


Saturday, April 9th 2011, 4:00 AM

An Israeli tank drives next to the border between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip after a recent surge in violence.

An Israeli tank drives next to the border between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip after a recent surge in violence.


This was a war crime by any definition: Hamas deliberately and in cold blood targeted an Israeli school bus for a rocket attack.

This bears repeating so the words ring loudly against the silence of the hypocrites of the United Nations Human Rights Council: Hamas fired a laser-aimed anti-tank missile at a yellow school bus with the intent of killing children.

Hamas blew up the bus in retaliation for Israel‘s killing of three of the terror group’s commanders, men responsible for the rain of missiles coming out of Gaza into southern Israel.

Declared Hamas: “This is an initial response to the occupation’s crime, the latest of which was the assassination of the three holy fighters.”

Thus, Hamas has openly stated its philosophy: You kill my soldier; I kill your child.

In this case, Hamas managed to critically wound a 16-year-old boy, the only passenger on the bus. The driver had just dropped off 30 other students.

The bus attack was part of a fusillade of terror. In the hours after the strike, terrorists indiscriminately fired 45 rockets and mortars at civilian areas in the south of Israel.

They aim to kill anyone, while Israel aims to kill killers. Yes, there are sometimes civilian casualties. When that tragedy happens, it’s one that had been invited by Hamas, which as a strategy puts weapons storage and launching facilities in dense urban areas.

Israel endlessly apologizes and holds its forces accountable for inexcusable errors. For it never deliberately targets nonmilitants. Even Richard Goldstone has retracted the libelous accusation he made to the contrary in his destructive Human Rights Council report on Israel’s offensive into Gaza in 2008 and 2009.

In his retraction, Goldstone pronounced that the council’s “history of bias against Israel cannot be doubted,” and he called on the body to denounce Hamas for its rocket barrages. Fat chance. Attack a school bus? Who cares?

Israel has responded militarily to the attempted murder, as it must. Watch for cries that its use of force is criminal. Watch for hand-wringing and lamentations about the “cycle of violence,” as if everyone is to blame. And watch as some shirk from applying the term “terrorist” to Hamas, insisting on using an antiseptic term like “militants.”

These men, these murderers, are proud of what they do. “Terrorist” isn’t strong enough for them. How about “savages”?


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2011/04/09/2011-04-09_subhuman_hamas_terrorists_target_children_attacking_a_yellow_school_bus_with_a_h.html#ixzz1J3bae8kK


Israel – Floatilla of weapons cache headed for Palestine and GAZA compliments of Iran stopped by IDF

March 18, 2011

Iran means business.  I’m glad that it’s Netanyahu who is in charge.  If it was one of the real lefties in Israel, then there would be more tragedy for the Jews.

Yet, not a word in the media


‘Victoria’ served as ‘first test’ of Iranian infrastructure

03/18/2011 05:36

Weapons aboard ‘Victoria’ were supposed to be unloaded at the Egyptian port of Alexandria and transferred into the Gaza Strip.

Victoria ship weapons smugglingThe Victoria cargo ship that was seized by navy commandos on Tuesday filled with Iranian weapons may have been destined for Hamas or other terrorist organizations.

“Hamas does not fire rockets into Israel and gets very upset when other organizations do it, even though there is little it can do,” a senior IDF officer said.


A power shift in the Gaza Strip began after Operation Cast Lead and following Hamas’s decision to suspend its military operations against Israel. Islamic Jihad did not agree with the decision and has continued to attack Israel on a regular basis.


In 2010, for example, some 200 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were planted along the Israeli-Gaza border by Islamic Jihad. In most cases, the IEDs – some antipersonnel and others against armored vehicles – were found in groups of three and four.

Islamic Jihad is also behind the recent rocket attacks against Israel, including the two Grad-model Katyusha rockets that struck Beersheba last month.

The weapons aboard the Victoria were supposed to be unloaded at the Egyptian port of Alexandria and transferred into the Gaza Strip via the hundreds of tunnels that are scattered under the 14-kilometer strip of land known as the Philadelphi Corridor.

The IDF is concerned that Iran, Hamas and Islamic Jihad are looking to take advantage of the current regime change in Egypt by establishing new terror and smuggling infrastructure in the Sinai Peninsula.

The arms aboard the Victoria were likely supposed to serve as one of the first tests of the new infrastructure.

At the same time, however, the Egyptians are continuing to operate against smuggling in the Sinai and along their southern border with Sudan, where the military recently intercepted a number of trucks trying to smuggle ammunition into Egypt.

The Egyptians have completed about 80 percent of a steel underground wall along the Philadelphi Corridor which goes some 15 meters down and has made it more difficult for smugglers to dig tunnels. Work on the wall was recently suspended due to the upheaval in Egypt, but the IDF is confident that it will be renewed soon.



Turkey – Iran cargo plane carrying “suspicious” cargo is “CLEARED” by Turkey officials and Israel seizes ARMS from Iran. Any connection?

March 16, 2011
So, the plane lands, the weapons get swiftly smuggled away, and the inspectors are allowed to then come and inspect.
The game is all around.

Turkey frees detained Iran cargo plane, finding ‘nothing illegal’ on board

Plane had been forced to land in Turkey on suspicion it was carrying weapons to Syria, day after ship allegedly bringing arms from Iran to Gaza was seized by Israel.
  • Published 17:28 16.03.11
  • Latest update 17:28 16.03.11

An Iranian cargo plane, forced to land in southeast Turkey on suspicion it was carrying weapons to Syria, departed on Wednesday after a search squad found nothing illegal on the plane, officials said.

A team trained in chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear cargo from the Civil Defense Directorate inspected the plane, which landed in the city of Diyarbakir late on Tuesday en route from Tehran to Aleppo in northern Syria, the state-run Anatolian news agency said.

Iranian cargo plane

Iranian cargo plane forced to land in Turkey, on March 16, 2011.



Airport officials said the plane, which had two pilots, an unknown number of crew members and no passengers, was ordered to land on suspicion it was carrying Iranian weapons to Syria.

Selcuk Unal, spokesman for Turkey’s Foreign Ministry, told Reuters: “The plane was allowed to continue on its route after a routine control.” He added the search squads had found “nothing illegal” inside the aircraft.

The forced landing occurred on the same day Israeli naval commandos seized a cargo ship in the Mediterranean Sea carrying what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said were Iranian-supplied weapons intended for Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

The Israel Defense Forces said the vessel that was captured with Iranian weapons had set off from the Syrian port of Latakia and stopped in Mersin, Turkey, before heading towards Alexandria in Egypt. Turkey was not involved in the arms shipment, it said.

On Wednesday, Israeli Defense Miniser Ehud Barak told reporters at Ashdod Port, where the seized cargo ship was taken, that he hoped Turkey carried out a proper inspection.

“We have seen this plane that was stopped in Turkey, and it must be hoped that there, too, they will conduct checks as required, and that the other players that are involved, too — that everyone in their area do the right things so that this mutual reinforcement of terror and (military) build-up ceases,” Barak said.

Before leaving Diyarbakir, the plane, identified as a Russian-made Ilyushin 62 and bearing Arabic script and green livery, was parked on the tarmac at the airport, which is used for both civilian and military aviation.






Iranian Army Commander-General denies sending weapons to Gaza on “Victoria” ship; Hamas also claims weapons weren’t for them.

The Iranian Army’s Commander-General denied on Wednesday that Iran was connected to the weapons found aboard the Victoria. 

“The Zionist regime’s diet is mixed with lies, lies and more lies,” Gen. Amir Ataollah Salehi said. “We deny all false reports.”



The Zionist regime is a usurper,” he added. “There is an Islamic awakening throughout the Middle East and North Africa that sees the damage.”

Salehi said “there is no doubt that Israel is calculating its losses since the departure of the Egyptian Pharoh. God willing, they will sink to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.”

He added that “next year the armed forces of the Islamic Republic will be stronger than ever.”


A Hamas spokesman also denied that the weapons aboard the Victoria was headed for them, Israel Radio reported on Wednesday.

The IDF intercepted a cargo vessel, called the Victoria, en route from Turkey to Egypt on Tuesday. The ship was found to contain advanced weaponry, including anti-ship missiles labeled in Farsi, as well as manuals explaining how to use them in Farsi.

The ship was boarded by several teams of commandos from Flotilla 13, known as the Shayetet, and reached the Ashdod port overnight Tuesday.

Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.




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