Cheshvan 5761 Gwen Hamlin, editor November 2000
NEAR EAST REPORT
Many aspects of the Oslo process continue as usual including the monthly transfer of 30-50 million shekels to the Palestinian Authority coffers (Arafat). There is no directive for Israel to stop the transfer of these funds and payments. Israel also transfers millions of cubic meters of water to the P.A. (Arafat) each year and all their electricity.
THE JEWISH PRESS
JOSHUA 24:32 explicitly states “The bones of Joseph which the children of Israel brought up from Egypt were buried in Shechem in the portion of the field that had been purchased by Jacob.” The Palestinian Authority had promised to protect Joseph’s Tomb for Israel, when Israel was forced to leave because of the violence. The P. A. then handed Joseph’s Tomb over to the same terrorists who had been assaulting it. Within hours it was destroyed by fire and gunfire and torn apart in front of TV cameras. For 3,000 years Joseph’s Tomb has been a place of pilgrimage and prayer for Jews. Now it is destroyed, and the Palestinians are building a Mosque in its place. Now Israel and the world weeps at the hatred.
Excerpts from Gary Cooperberg.
We would do well to heed the prophesies of Zachariah, and Ezekiel; the living G-d of Israel is tired of having His great Name desecrated by a Jewish People who have not the courage to stand up to their enemies. He created us to be His example, and we are failing Him, when nations come against us, they are, in effect opposing the G-d of Israel. The war is coming and we will win. But we must decide how.. with courage and glory or with shame and tragedy.
Israel and the Boeing Company have signed an agreement for Boeing to modify AH-64D Apache Longbow combat helicopters for Israel. This will allow Boeing to use commercial contacts rather than foreign military sales process to modify the systems.
A New method for biological control of a test that destroys pepper corps has been developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It is known as ‘western flower thrips’ and caused extensive damage in the araua region. The Orius bug is a relative of the bed bug and infected plants develop white spots, and makes the peppers unacceptable for export. The success of this biological control method, eliminates the need for toxic chemicals.
Regarding the biblical injunction to let the land lie fallow every 7 years, for a cultural and spiritual rest, there is a creative alternative to a complete Israeli stand-still has resulted in developing a sabbatical year-greenhouse at Ben Gurion University Institute. The greenhouse provides a cool environment for growing vegetables during the shimita year that conforms to requirements of Jewish law, and is designed around a ‘Wall-of-Drops cooling system. The vegetables are grown in trough-shaped-containers suspended from the roof. Because the plants are not in contact with the ground and troughs are filled with coconut shavings they are usable as defined by Jewish law. Also air pressure is modified to prevent insects entering without use of insecticides.
North Korea continues to provide missile technology to Iran, Libya, Syria, Iraq and the Sudan. Kim Jong II regards ballistic missiles as an export commodity, one of the few things that his country can produce that can provide N. Korea with hard currency…..Syria has found a new destructive partner in N Korea. How much more dangerous Syria would be, had the late President Assad accepted Barak’s (Israel) give-away of the Golan Heights.
EXCERPTS: Dr. Rabbi Avigdor:
Professor Arie Arie Altman (Plant Sciences, Hebrew University, Jerusalem) says that through genetic engineering of trees which can withstand barren conditions, Scientists have succeeded in isolating unique proteins in the poplar tree to reserve the tree’s cells in dry and saline conditions typical of deserts. The research is significant because forecasts estimating 60% of all irrigation water in Israel will become saline in a few years.
A re-awakening is occurring among Jews. The current violence and rage incited by Arafat has caused profound disappointment and frustration on all sides of the Jewish spectrum. The left made a deal with Arafat and he flaunted disregard for every clause in the Olso and Wye agreements. The agreement was to limit the Palestinian police-force to 13,000 and today it is an army of 40,000 permitted handguns and rifles. Their arsenal includes stingers, anti-aircraft weapons, armored trucks, and heavy arms. If America is to be an honest broker, it must insist that the Palestinians adhere to what was agreed upon.
BRIDGES FOR PEACE:
… Two Israeli soldiers were returning to base from a short leave, and thought they were driving on a by pass road into Ramallah, the Palestinian Police captured them and ‘escorted them’ to a police station, and they were turned over to over 1,000 Arabs who tortured them and their bodies were so mutilated they were unrecognizable. The body of one was dragged around the city chained to a car while still alive. The other soldier was thrown from a window and killed. One of these murdered soldiers immigrated from Russia 10 years ago, and was married a week before his death.
The other soldier is survived by his wife, three children (4 year old twins and a nine year old daughter). The body of a third soldier has not been found.