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ELUL, 5761                  Gwen Hamlin, Editor           September 2001
Ed Christiansen, Associate Editor


INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: Van Impe, Háaretz reports:

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in an interview with Háaretz that he has no intention, ‘absolutely none,’ of evacuating settlements, even as part of a cease fire agreement with the Palestinians. ‘I do not see any reason to evacuate any settlements. So long as there is no peace, we will stay sitting there. If after some time, God willing, there will be peace, there will certainly be no reason to prevent them [the settlers] from staying there,’ he said. How then would Sharon respond if Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat unilaterally declared an independent state? ‘First, I advise him not to do that – it would be a major mistake on his part. It would demand that we take a series of steps to keep in our hands areas essential for us.

Middle East Newsline:

Russia, who plans to sell fighter-jets and anti-aircraft systems to Iran {worry Teheran’s southern neighbors}, has offered missile protection to Arab states in the Gulf. Russia asserts that it is ready to sell and deploy radar-mounted missile systems that can defend the huge oil fields in the Gulf. Gulf defense officials have warned that Russia’s expected sale of the S-300 anti-aircraft system will heighten tension in the region. They said the S-300 could disrupt any air exercise by the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council.

The Associated Press:

Osama bin Laden, a Saudi dissident wanted by the United States on terrorism charges, urged hard-line Islamic activists to prepare the generation for Jihad, or holy war. ‘Issue a call to the young generation to get ready for the holy war and to prepare for that in Afghanistan because Jihad in this time of crisis for Muslims is an obligation of all Muslims.’ He said in the Arabic-language. This was said during the celebration of a Muslim school that is over 143 yr. Old.

Bridges for Peace:

More than 2500 years ago the Prophet Isaiah penned these words: “Comfort ye My people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins” (Isa. 40:1-2). Israelis feel helpless and hopeless. They mourn the loss of their loved ones and friends, and they mourn the loss of a dream: the dream of peace with their neighbors. No one seems to have answers, or much hope, for a peaceful future. Now is the time to comfort God’s people. This is the time to speak tenderly to Jerusalem and to show to her people God’s love for them. We have a unique opportunity to comfort the people of Israel as we help meet their needs, both through our words and our deeds. (JPM Editor’s note: The greatest thing you can do now is pray, and be relentless in prayer for the peace of Jerusalem, according to Isaiah 62:6 & 7. God wants to know if we mean it, and want it, when we pray for Israel. He will answer. Help, how can we? Come to the land of Israel and show your solidarity with her).

Water:

Israel is in its worst drought conditions in modern history. Several traditional water sources in the Galilee have run completely dry, while reservoirs on the Golan are 2/3’s empty. It will take 2 years before two planned desalination plants are operational. Galilee water is so low that the fear of pollution is now on the minds of the IWC, (Israel Water Commission).

Sharon pledges to take in a Million more Jews:

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took over the Immigration and Absorption portfolio with the goal of bringing a million more Jews in the next 12 years. “By 2020 we should gather most of the Jewish nation in the State of Israel.” About 230,000 Jews in Argentina are in dire material straits… There are hundreds of thousands of Jews in the former Soviet Union, more than 100,000 in Brazil, 150,000 in Mexico, 600,000 in France, 80,000 in South Africa, thousands in Ethiopia,," said Sharon, who cited these and other countries as prime immigration (Aliyah) candidates.

JPM Editor -“Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, ‘Get you far from the Lord: unto us is this land given in possession.’” (Ezek. 11:15) Not so! The final word comes from the Lord God of the earth. (BFP Editor) “He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; He will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth.” (Isa. 11:12) JPM Editor - “For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.” (Ezekiel 36:24) “Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.” (Jer. 33:14) “Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and unto all the remnant of the house of Israel, …which are carried from the womb:” (Isa. 46:3) “In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together …to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.” (Jer. 3:18) “And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” (Isa.46:4) “…My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:” (Isa. 46:10) “…I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it. I will also do it.” (Isa. 46:11) “…I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.” (Isa. 46:13)

THE JERUSALEM POST: Canada must change course on the Mideast, by I.H. Asper:

After 53 years of statehood, Israel remains a lonely outpost of Western civilization and its values in a sea of terrorism, corruption, dictatorship, and human enslavement. Countries like Canada should therefore be in the vanguard of its support for mutual economic, military, and ethical reasons. The Canadian Government should know:

  • Arafat is a pathological liar, who has always sought and will continue to seek not justice for his people but only the destruction of the State of Israel.
  • Contrary to the Oslo (alleged) peace agreements whereby Arafat agreed to end the incitement to violence against Israel, his schools, mosques, state-owned newspapers and broadcasters continue to preach hatred and the heavenly benefits of martyrdom for Palestinians willing to die in the holy cause by killing Israelis and Jews, wherever they are.
  • Arafat continues to refuse to account for how he has spent international humanitarian aid, including money from Canada, even though it has been proven that some has been spent establishing terror-training camps for school-children, and that his personal secret bank accounts are reported to be in the billions.
  • Contrary to his protestations to the gullible West, including Canada, the intifada had been deliberately planned months before - this came from the mouth of his own minister of communications.
  • Contrary to the Olso agreements, Arafat emptied the jails of all the captured terrorists, to encourage and supply them with arms to make their attacks on Israel from the territory turned over by a compliant Israel.
  • The most virulent of the roadside shootings, ambushes, and mortar shelling against Israeli citizens are carried out by Arafat’s personal guard force and militias, entirely within his control.

These and many more facts prove that Arafat has declared war, and therefore Israel is entitled to conduct itself and its defense accordingly, without the cluck-clucking of sanctimonious Canadian officials.

It is time for a change in Canadian foreign policy. It is not too late to regain our honor and integrity.

{JPM Editor: And what’s good advice for Canada, is good for USA.}

THE JEWISH PRESS: Boycotts are ‘Wonderful’ Things: A Medical Boycott - by Emanuel Winston.

The Palestinians found a like-minded audience in the House of Commons in England. This august body recently launched a “boycott” of products from Israel. According to a report of the meeting by Prof. Murray Kahl, the first target will be fresh produce like Jaffa oranges, tomatoes, organic fruits and vegetables. These are, of course, healthy foods which can be consumed safely by the English public.

But, this boycott also brings to mind the matter of English exports of meat and dairy products, which are now not so healthy. As we all recall, English meat (beef from cattle and sheep) has long been identified with a plague-like disease called Mad Cow or Spongiform which, as it turns out, is transferable to humans. Sometimes it takes as long as 20 years or less to manifest itself in humans, but once it does, the brain turns into a sponge-like mass with holes and the victim dies.

There is another plague in England, Hoof and Mouth Disease where infected cattle stagger about foaming at the mouth and develop running sores and blisters on their hooves. The British say this contamination will not affect humans, but, that is what they said about Mad Cow Disease before people started dying a terrible death. There is, no doubt, concern in the laboratories of those who study infectious diseases that such a powerful virus will mutate and, like Mad Cow Disease, Hoof and Mouth Disease may already be lingering in human tissue – simply waiting its time to attack its human host by combining with other compatible viruses, making it a deadly threat to humans.

Think of the many tourists who have come to England over the years, they ate the meat; they ate the cheese and dairy products. Whole families consumed their products. This can be worrisome for young children who were fed milk from contaminated cows. These infectious diseases are not readily identifiable until the person shows symptoms.

I think the House of Commons has done a great service in calling attention to food products in its political boycott of Israeli produce. Granted, their intention was to punish Israel to force her to comply with Yasir Arafat’s campaign of terror. However unintentional, this raises the specter of English meat and dairy products which has shown a high degree of consistent contamination.

Clearly, the boycott of British food products by France and other European countries due to their diseases should not be lifted. That would, of course, include the American continent. Visitors already have been warned about trekking about the beautiful English countryside for fear of picking up Hoof and Mouth virus on their shoes and bringing it back to their respective countries.

I and, no doubt, others will want to thank the House of Commons and the Palestinians who helped call attention to this ongoing problem by their political boycott of fresh, uncontaminated produce from Israel.

In the meantime, consumers may wish to check food labels to try and determine their sources. You may wish to write to American food manufacturers asking them to cease including in their products foods that have had their origin in England.

{JPM Editor’s comment: “I will bless them that bless thee, (Israel) and I will curse them that curse thee” (Gen. 12:3) God is faithful to His Word}.

The Jew Who Discovered Aspirin:

According to an article in a recent issue of Cardiology Today, in 1897, a Jewish scientist, Arthur Eichengrun, developed aspirin. The Nazis blocked publication of Eichengrun’s name, and credited his subordinate, Felix Hoffman, a non-Jew, with developing this wonder drug. After World War II, the elderly Eichengrun, who had spent 14 months in a concentration camp, published his claims, but died, unrecognized, soon after.

On September 6, 1999, a Reuters News Agency dispatch began the process of uncovering the truth. This news item, dispatched all over the world brought about the result it was looking for. Dr. Walter Sneader, a Scottish scientist says in a report to be released today, that the discoverer of the drug is not the man credited with it, but his Jewish supervisor who was denied recognition by the Nazis. Dr. Sneader gave full credit for the discovery of aspirin to Arthur Eichengrun, a Jewish scientist working for the Friedrich Bayer & Co. in Germany. In addition, stronger forms of aspirin called, Super Aspirins, have also been created by scientists. The Super Aspirins currently available include Celebrex, Vioxx, and Mobic. These new forms relieve pain and stiffness associated with different types of arthritis with fewer side effects than regular aspirin or other pain relievers.

RESPONSE: Wiesenthal Center

The Wiesenthal Center announced it is carefully reviewing 10,000 declassified CIA Nazi files that were released in April in Washington, D.C. The files were released by the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group which was established to coordinate a large-scale effort by U.S. federal agencies to find, declassify and release U.S. records having to do with the Nazi era.

“The release of these documents confirms a sorrowful period of the post-war era when the conscience of the West was not stirred by the fact that they were employing Nazi war criminals in the service of their country,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier.

Moral Meltdown at the U.N.

The world was stunned when the United States was thrown off the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Commission and replaced by Sudan, a terrorist state where, in the 21st century blacks are still sold as slaves. Observers blame a convergence of the Arab states and President Bush’s continuing support for Israel as well as anti-American sentiment from Tehran to Beijing to European capitals.

Infuriated U.S. Congressional leaders are in no hurry to have the U.S. go hat in hand to an agency which has coddled enemies of democracy and pilloried Israel while turning a blind eye to Palestinian terrorist outrages.

Under the Orwellian rules of the U.N., Israel may only be judged, never sit in judgment of her sister states on this commission. Now, with the U.S. losing the seat it held since 1947, human rights in the Middle East, Africa and Asia have been dealt a devastating blow.

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