Thursday, April 28, 2011

Palestinians and Hamas try to unite

Rebirth, the novel, shows many of the big mistakes that Israel's enemies made early on that helped Israel maintain their independence.  Five battled-hardened and angry nations all ganged up on Israel on their first day of independence on May 15th, 1948. The world was convinced that Israel would last only a week or so, because they were out numbered and out gunned by at least 100:1. But the Lord caused their enemies to be disorganized like he did with Gideon's enemies in the old testament. "And if you go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresses you; you shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies". (Numbers 10:9)

 The day Israel's enemies do unite, look up, for the Lord will be there to smite them in the valley of Armageddon!

Here's the latest organization attempt:

It's not yet certain that a political deal announced Wednesday by the Palestinian Fatah and Iranian backed Hamas factions will stick - similar pacts have been proclaimed and then discarded in the last four years. But one thing is sure: If Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas moves forward with the reconciliation with the Islamic Hamas movement, it will mean he has written off the Obama administration and the peace process it has tried to broker, once and for all.

The reconciliation could mean the end of the West Bank administration headed by Salam
, a technocrat highly respected by both Americans and Israelis. If so, Congress will almost certainly suspend $400 million in annual U.S. aid.
(Jackson Diehl - Washington Post)

Bottom portion originally posted by Israel Alert.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A new attack planned on Israel

In late March 2011, a battle cry was released in the Middle East as the Palestinian Authority recreated a Third Intifada page on FB, which had previously been banned by Facebook. This page was calling for the destruction of the State of Israel and encouraging the gathering of millions to invade Israel’s borders on May 15, 2011, which is the day after their independence day. As Israel’s neighbors are making a public cry for her destruction on this historical day, we are calling for everyone to take a stand to pray and fast for Israel in the days ahead.

Rebirth, the novel, will show readers how Israel has the same rights to exist as any other established nation. The story also highlights the May 15th, 1948 war of independence, when the one-day old nation battled the exact same enemies as they face today. Five angry neighboring nations simultaneously attacked Israel with a ratio advantage of 100:1 over the Jews.

Upon it's November release, Rebirth will be mass marketed to millions worldwide to raise awareness to support this great nation.

Please share this blog link with everyone you know! Please post it to your FB page.

Blessings to each of you!
Dave Longeuay
Author of Rebirth

Thursday, April 21, 2011

News that won't leak out...

As in 1948, much of the "good news" about Israel never makes it out to the general public. My novel Rebirth highlights the same publicity problems in 1948 as we see today. So here's some more good news about Israel that the press won't publish because it does NOT serve their bias against Israel. It's up to Israel's friends to announce the good news I guess...

This story resonates with the all familiar backward Arab government oppressions that the Arab people are protesting in the streets of Israel's neighboring countries––and now the PA authorities wants the same?

Palestinians who worked in Jewish settlements in 2010 made almost double the wage of their peers in the public and service sectors, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics said in a new report released Wednesday.

14% of the Palestinian workforce are employed in West Bank settlements. Average daily wages for settlement workers were 150 shekels ($44) per day, compared to 76.9 ($22) in the West Bank and 46.2 ($13.50) in Gaza.

"Palestinian workers in our factories are making closer to three times the wages they would be making in the PA," said settlement leader Yaakov David Ha'ivri. "I guess that is the reason that Salam Fayyad's threats to impose a workers boycott never materialized."

"It would be very interesting to see the results of a true open and democratic referendum of the local Arab population" to learn if they would prefer a ban on settlements or to continue working in them, he added. (Maan News-PA)

Bottom portion originally published by Israel alert.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Keep praying for Israel

Even though things were grim most of the time and looked bright a few times for Israel in 1948, Rebirth shows many believers were still praying to make sure God moved among Israel.

Good thing an election year is coming soon: Obama has been advised to stop opposing Israel because the American majority will not re-elect a president that is against Israel. Let's all be wise and know that if he's foolishly re-elected, he will revert to his anti-Semitic ways and turn on his promise to support Israel once again.

The notion Palestinians are cooking up, for UN action on Palestinian statehood this fall, won't deliver them a state or even bring them closer to one, most think. The result will be the opposite: forcing the U.S. to oppose Palestinian efforts, energizing Congress to restrict assistance to Palestinian institution-building, and probably prompting Israel to do very real things on the ground.

The Palestinian Authority doesn't control Gaza, most of the West Bank or its putative capital in east Jerusalem. An empty resolution in New York will score points where it doesn't count and reflect a lack of capacity where it does - on the ground. No matter how artful and skillful the UN campaign is, the U.S. will almost certainly oppose it. Washington will veto the resolution in the Security Council, and won't concede the principle of declaring statehood outside of negotiations. To say that the Obama administration won't risk spending political capital on an international campaign to isolate Israel in the UN General Assembly the year before a presidential election is probably the understatement of the century.

Then there's Israel. Time and again, the Israelis have shown that they will defy rather than submit to international pressure.
(Aaron David Miller - Washington Post)

Bottom portion originally posted by Israel Alert

Monday, April 11, 2011

Israel and the UN

One of Rebirth's historic scenes takes the reader into the basement of the Haganah, the Jewish underground military headquarters on Nov 29th, 1947,  to listen to the anticipated news of the UN's first ever task to take a vote from the world community about establishing a two state proposal - UN Resolution 181. One state for the Jews and one for the Arabs. Because the Jews accepted the resolution when it was passed, and the Arabs rejected it, Israel now holds the majority of that proposed land, which I believe the Lord intended all along.

Today, the saga continues:

Israeli leaders have complained for years that the UN is biased against the Jewish state, that it judges almost every action of Israel through a Palestinian prism.  And now, evidence that the entire enterprise was skewed against Israel ever since the original resolution was passed. "Skewed" is not our word. It's Goldstone's, a judge that sits on the UN council who had formerly condemned Israel on many occasions and has now retracted many of his former biased judgements. He writes that he "insisted on changing the original mandate adopted by the Human Rights Council, which was skewed against Israel." He writes of "the UN Human Rights Council, whose history of bias against Israel cannot be doubted."

Israel didn't target civilians. Hamas did and sent hundreds of rockets into Israeli towns. The report called on Israel and Hamas to investigate their soldiers' actions. Israel did. Hamas didn't. The UN should formally retract the Goldstone report. But it can't stop there. The UN needs to acknowledge that it has not been an honest broker in the Middle East. It needs to acknowledge that its human rights panel continues to be an embarrassment that greatly undermines the standing of the world body.

The New York Times reported Sunday that the UN may vote this fall to recognize a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem. The UN does not have the moral authority for such a declaration. It has not been an honest broker.
(Editorial - Chicago Tribune)

Last section was originally posted by Israel Alert.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fear not Israel

Rebirth (coming soon) chronicles the UN's very first call to action: the proposal to separate Palestine into two states––one Jewish and one Arab. Below, Israel Alert has published an article stating that a similar proposal is being brought to the same assembly that made history on November 29, 1947 with resolution 181.

The Lord had made good on His promise to reestablish Israel and in Amos 9:14,15, He promised that the land 'would never again be uprooted'.  So do we stop praying because God has it covered? NEVER stop praying for peace in Israel––this is God's will that we intercede on behalf of His people and His will.

Israel is under mounting pressure to make a far-reaching offer to the Palestinians or face a UN vote welcoming the State of Palestine whose territory includes all of the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem.
Israel, seeing the prospect of even more hostile governments as its neighbors, is insisting on caution. It also wants to build in extensive long-term security guarantees in any two-state solution. "Does the world think it is going to force Israel to declare the 1967 lines and giving up Jerusalem as a basis for negotiation?" asked a top Israeli official. "That will never happen."

"Whatever we put forward has to be grounded in security arrangements because of what is going on regionally," said former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Zalman Shoval. "We are facing the rebirth of the eastern front as Iran grows strong. We have to secure the Jordan Valley. And no Israeli government is going to move tens of thousands of Israelis from their homes quickly."
(Ethan Bronner - New York Times)
Originally posted by Israel Alert

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Message of Israel's rebirth is important

A perfect reason why we should continue spreading the word about Israel's humble beginnings.

We - a Muslim-Palestinian social scientist, and a Jewish-American historian - believe there are many reasons why it's important, even essential, that Arabs learn about the Holocaust and Israel's rebirth. Entire chapters of history have been expunged from the curricula that Arab governments teach their students. This is particularly true of the Holocaust.

So methodical, so vicious and so exhaustive was the Nazi effort to exterminate the Jewish people that a new word was coined to describe it - "genocide." All genocides before and since are judged against the Holocaust.

But what little Palestinians, and Arabs more generally, know about the Holocaust is often skewed by the perverted prism of Arab popular culture. If Arabs knew more about the Holocaust in particular and genocide in general, perhaps some Arab voices would be more forceful in trying to stop similar atrocities.

We should urge Palestinians to learn about the Holocaust and Israel's rebirth so they can be armed with knowledge to reject the comparison between the Holocaust and the Palestinian issues they complain about.

With all the suffering Palestinians have endured, their struggle with Israel is still, at its core, a political conflict, one that can end through diplomacy and agreements. The Holocaust was not a political conflict: the very idea of a "Nazi-Jewish peace process" is absurd.
Written by:
(Mohammed Dajani Daoudi and Robert Satloff - International Herald Tribune)
Originally posted by Israel Alert

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