A blog dedicated to investigating events as they occur in Judea and Samaria, in Israel and in the world, and as they relate to global powers and/or to the Israeli government, public figures, etc. It is dedicated to uncovering the truth behind the headlines; and in so doing, it strives to do its part in saving Judea and Samaria, and by extension, Israel and the Jewish People, from utter destruction at the hands of its many external and internal enemies.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gog and Magog upon us? Is this in response to the rabbis' defiance? Zechariah 14: "...And Yehuda will fight alongside Gog against Yerushalyim".

 יד  וְגַם-יְהוּדָה--תִּלָּחֵם, בִּירוּשָׁלִָם; וְאֻסַּף חֵיל כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם סָבִיב, זָהָב וָכֶסֶף וּבְגָדִים--לָרֹב מְאֹד. 14 

And Judah also shall fight against Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the nations round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver,...


Document Portrays Major IDF 'Battle' Against Yesha Jews

Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 07:55
An internal IDF document reported in the media Sunday morning outlines a major IDF operation to prevent Jewish building in Judea and Samaria. The document describes a major IDF "offensive" to prevent protesters from interfering with demolition work against Jewish homes in the affected areas that violate building freeze orders. Large battalions of soldiers, police and other security forces will be sent to the "area of operations," as the document describes Judea and Samaria, in an effort to "shock" residents into compliance. Roads will be closed in order to prevent protesters from moving between sites, residents will be forced to remain in their homes "except under special circumstances," and cellphone communications will be dampened so activists will not be to communicate with each other.
The Yesha Human Rights Council condemned the document, saying that "it outlines a military operation against a civilian population. We call on the government to rethink its steps before it loses the rights for Israel to call itself the only democracy in the Middle East."

Excerpts of the document, and reactions:

Settlers: Secret Plan Renders Barak ‘War Criminal'

Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 11:24
by Hillel Fendel
( A secret document that has been made public shows that the IDF is planning something close to war against the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria (Yesha), local councils accuse.
The secret document, which has clandestinely reached Arutz-7, shows that the army is planning to enforce the government-ordered construction freeze on Jewish towns in Yesha with the help of six brigades, the entire Border Guard forces of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, Israel Air Forces helicopters and drones, the Shabak (Shin Bet) and police, intelligence forces, and IDF reserve units. The forces are required to submit a daily report to the General Staff and the Defense Minister by 1 PM each day.
The Shomron Residents Committee released a sharp statement in response: “This war plan formulated against the pioneering settlement enterprise in Samaria and Judea, together with the plan against the hesder yeshivot which produce the best of Israel’s soldiers, turns [Defense Minister] Ehud Barak into a war criminal.”
“With the full backing of Netanyahu, who so cynically called us ‘brothers,’ Barak is wasting billions of shekels of the People of Israel’s money in order to promote his own standing in the Israeli left – instead of investing the money in building and developing the Galilee, Samaria, Negev and Judea. We will fight without compromise against Barak’s criminal actions, and we will continue to build our land wherever Arab nationalism threatens to turn it into terrorist states.”
The document states that the plan is on the “General Staff” level, and outlines the plan to destroy new Jewish buildings throughout Judea and Samaria. It appears that the plan is set to be put into operation within two weeks.
“The security forces will display zero tolerance vis-à-vis violence against the forces engaged in enforcing the construction freeze, demolitions and evictions,” the document states.
Other excerpts from the military plan:
“The basic assumption is that no one will agree to leave when required to, and therefore the eviction will require force. The settlers will see these actions as the beginning of the disengagement [i.e., unilateral withdrawal from Judea and Samaria – ed.], and they will therefore attempt to block the demolition in any way they can.”
“There is no concrete information that the settlers will use weapons, but every scenario must be taken into account.”
“The sector must be isolated; very large forces must arrive in order to carry out the eviction, based on the assumption that ‘tremendous force will silence any opposition.’ There must be tactical surprise, and those who disturb the peace must be dealt with in the courts as quickly as possible, including publication of the verdicts.”
“The media must not be allowed to enter the inner circle [of the action].” Some media outlets are already planning to protest to the Supreme Court against this violation of freedom of the press.
“The nearby communities must be totally closed off, and people may be allowed to leave only for urgent needs. Cellular communication will be blocked off for the entire area in order to prevent [the settlers from] alerting and calling each other to arrive at the site.”
Barak's Response: Just Do What You're Told
Defense Minister Ehud Barak responded to the release of the plan and to the criticism as follows: “All that is required of the settlement leaders and the settlers is to fulfill the government decision regarding the freeze of new construction during this defined period [of ten months], and then there will be no need for force or hostilities with the security forces.”

See also:

New Border Guard Companies for Freeze Enforcement

Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 10:42
( New Border Police reconnaissance companies will be formed in 2010 to deal with disturbances in Judea and Samaria, according to the latest issue of the Israel Defense Forces magazine Bemachane (On the Base). The magazine says the companies are being built from units currently operating within the 1949 cease fire lines.
The Border Guards are a combined military-law enforcement agency.

Addendum from Ynet:

The plan also included a contingency should the use of firearms prove necessary, but the draft noted there was no concrete information to that effect.

MK Danon: IDF Plan 'Smells of Disengagement'

Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 08:15
MK Danny Danon (Likud) said in reaction to the IDF document portraying the large forces to be used to destroy Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria that "the orders have the same bad smell that the disengagement did. Defense Minister Ehud Barak has singled out residents as an enemy, making all actions against them legitimate."
MK Danon, head of the Knesset's Child Rights' Forum, will visit Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria Sunday, where he will review the damage the building freeze has had on children in the region.

MK Eldad: 'Barak Has Gone Insane'

Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 08:11
In an interview with Israel Radio Sunday morning, MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) said that the IDF's plan to use large forces to demolish buildings said that "we will resist, and block with our bodies the destroying forces. I recommend that Barak issue a general emergency draft call for as many soldiers as he can. Defense Minister Ehud Barak has gone insane." Eldad added that "this is a double crime – using IDF force against Jews, but not against Arabs. Both Barak and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are guilty of this crime, and they are being aided by the government's ministers."
MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) said that "this shocking document shows that the Likud has gone to war against residents of Judea and Samaria. Netanyahu is continuing in the way of Ariel Sharon, who destroyed the IDF in an internal Jewish war, and left Hizbullah a destroyed IDF."

Shalom: 'IDF Battle Plan is Lunacy'

Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 01:10
Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom criticized the leaked IDF plan to "battle" violations of the building freeze in Judea and Samaria with overwhelming forces as "lunacy." Speaking after Sunday morning's cabinet meeting, Shalom said "We have to stop the the lunacy involved in this plan. We are not entering a state of war here. The government must impose its rule, but it must allow the settlers to live their lives.
"I call on the Prime Minister to get involved and end this dangerous deterioration between the two sides. The order to 'do battle' in the Defense Ministry document is better suited for a campaign against an enemy like Hamas or Hizbullah. We must remember that residents of Judea and Samaria are not enemies," Shalom said.

Aharanovich: Leaked Plan Wasn't Coordinated with Me

Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 11:32
Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharanovich said Sunday that the role of police in the leaked plan to enforce the building freeze in Yehuda and Shomron was not coordinated with him, and contradicts understandings between police and the IDF.
Aharanovich added that he had never agreed to allow special police forces to participate in the enforcement of the freeze.


Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 08:30
( Member of Knesset Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) responded Sunday to a report that the army and air force would be used to help enforce the freeze on Jewish building in Judea and Samaria by saying, "Netanyahu's plan will definitely lead to civilian revolt in the settlement community and an 'Italian strike' [work to the rule with an emphasis on bureacracy - ed.] in the army."
Dr. Ben-Ari explained, "One cannot send the army of the people against a segment of the people. It's an explosive more dangerous than the Iranian nuclear [bomb]."


Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 12:22
by Hillel Fendel
( Responses to Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s military plan against Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria have been sharp.
The Civil Rights Organization of Judea and Samaria released this statement: “This plan against the settler public will trample into the dust their most basic human rights. We call upon the government to wake up before it loses its right to be called the only democracy in the Middle East.”
MK Prof. Aryeh Eldad (National Union): “The police and army are cooperating in a rape of the settler public. This set of commands is formulated as if the intention is to conquer an enemy country. It shows the insanity of subjugating the Central Command, its intelligence branches, and the Shabak together with the Air Force for the purpose of destroying Jewish homes.”
“The crime is two-fold,” Eldad said: “Using the IDF for a political mission against Jews, and not using it against the Arab enemy. Netanyahu and his entire government are to blame for their collaboration.”
Even MK Ophir Akunis (Likud), a political ally of Prime Minister Netanyahu, came out against the plan, and MK Tzipi Hotovely, also of the Likud, called on Netanyahu to "intervene and revoke this disproportionate deployment."
MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) said the document is “shocking” and “shows that the Likud government has declared war on the settlers. Bibi [Netanyahu] is continuing the path of [comatose former Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon who destroyed the IDF in his war against the Jews and left a crushed IDF to deal with Hizbullah [in the Second Lebanon War].”
“The IDF’s function is to fight our enemies and to prepare for that,” Ben-Ari continued, “and whoever changes its function, thus tears the nation in half and destroys the State.”
Danny Dayan, the Chairman of the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria, said, “This plan is simply a deployment for an army operation against an enemy.”

IDF: Published Plan Was a 'First Draft'

Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 02:34
An IDF spokesperson said Sunday that the plan to deal with violations of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's building freeze in Judea and Samaria with a "heavy hand" was just a first draft of the plan. "The plan publicized in the media was a first draft sent to commanders and security officials."
The spokesperson added that the IDF does not intend to use air reconnaissance to enforce the plan, as had been published, and that the aerial photography being done in recent weeks was being conducted by the Civil Administration, using rented light planes.

DS said: 
If this is only a first draft, I shudder to think what the finished product will look like, knowing Barak and co! 

nik said:

yes daisy as it says in Zecharia 14... "and Yehuda will fight alongside Gog against Yerushalyim..." and this is explained out of fear... not really wanting to... and now we know clearly more than chazal knew... that this will be the case because of the reev rav/unjewish jews commanding our precious army of Hashem against our wishes... their wishes (idf) and Hashem's wishes... but they will do tshuvah at the last minute and not be destroyed along with the slime of gog... both the jewish slime and goyish esav/yishmael slime of gog's army... because our guys are being forced into the war against our own people and land and they don't want to follow the slime orders... they will all be spared... but not the slime erev rav unjewish jews who have usurped Hashem's land and army... nik.out...

DS replies:

Thank you nik, I was looking for this pasuk last night and couldn't remember it: I will include it in my title now, as was my original wish. 

SHmuel writes:

All, absolutely all the scenarios we identified for a long time are coming to pass.
THE UNJEWS simply are our worse enemies and unless they are DEFEATED we will be killed.  Anyone in any way trusting the excrement, is insane.
How is to be done?
Prepare for battle at any level the enemy chooses.
Keeping in mind military priorities.

Then he added:

I hope training to fight armed murderers finally starts and that other supporting activities are initiated as well.
THEY, the unJews will use all means to destroy our lives and Heritage.

bill says:


Voice of Judea writes:
Barak prepares country for civil war

Israel’s defense minister Ehud Barak “has gone insane” according to MK Aryeh Eldad, who commented on Barak’s battle plans to enforce the destruction orders against any new Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria. According to headline stories in all of today’s major Israeli newspapers, the joint war effort against the Jewish pioneers in Yesha will include airforce, secret police and Shin Bet, all of the border cops stationed in the region, IDF and the Yamam anti-terror squads. Israel’s minister of Internal Security denied that the Yamam unit would be deployed, however, he did not deny the rest of the shocking report, which discloses some of the methods that will be used to catch the “settlers” off guard; to declare Jewish towns closed military zones; to scramble all phone communications; to converge on the Jews after isolating towns, one at a time, with massive amounts of troops; and to be prepared to use extreme force if necessary, as well as to be ready for any scenario including cross fire.
It seems like Barak is preparing the groundwork for a bloody civil war, G-d forbid. To think it all started with the government of Israel prohibiting its Jewish citizens from carrying out any construction in the heartland of the Jewish state.

How quickly we have forgotten the irreversible damage caused to the IDF and to Israel’s state of military preparedness, as a result of the huge allocation of military resources wasted in Gush Katif and Northern Shomron to expel the Jews there in 2005. The sad state of affairs that prevailed in the IDF, in the aftermath of the “expulsion” was evident in the war that followed in Lebanon. It is simple, the IDF needs all of its manpower and brain power to defend the tiny Israel from the sea of hostile Arabs who surround Israel and who make up much of Israel’s population, from within. When Israel focuses its efforts on fighting fellow Jews, this is detrimental to the security of all of Israel!

Columnist Warns Barak: We Won't Forget

Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 12:39
by Gil Ronen
( Columnist Menachem Benn of Maariv attacked Defense Minister Ehud Barak in a scathing weekend column, following Barak's decision to cut off the Har Bracha yeshiva from the Hesder arrangemen with the Defense Ministry.
"After he destroyed his party and left it bleeding hatred and divided, Ehud Barak is more than ready to destroy the country, too, if we only let him,” Benn wrote. “He is already dividing the IDF and pitting its finest knit-kippah combat soldiers against it. He is already traveling to Turkey... and trying to convince us, against the will of the Foreign Minister who is trying to block the move, that the anti-Semitic Erdogan can be an excellent broker between us and Syria.”
"Barak is also maneuvering the Prime Minister of Israel, after long talks with Obama and Mitchell, into a damaging and grave partial freeze, which Netanyahu never wanted from the outset, and promises to give Abu Mazen at least what he already gave Arafat: agreement to a near-full withdrawal from all of Judea and Samaria and full territorial repayment inside tiny Israel, in accordance with the terrible formula offered by Olmert, who was willing to sell everything in order to be liked by the Left, in the hope that he would be 'etrogized' as Sharon was etrogized.”
In Jewish tradition, an etrog is a citron fruit which is kept wrapped and stored in a special box throughout the Sukkot holiday. The term has recently also come to denote a politician who enjoys special treatment from the media and law enforcement establishment, because he is carrying out policies that are to their liking.
Barak desperately needs “etrog” status now, Benn states. “We shall remember the PR firm established by his wife after he was already appointed Defense Minister, promising all sorts of millionaires to utilize all sorts of connections for them. We will remember the State Comptroller's investigation about sums in millions that were transferred within his family, after he was appointed Defense Minister. We shall remember the luxurious hotel in Paris. We shall remember his illegal Philippine housemaid.”
"How is it that he never bothered to ask his wife and find out if the Filipina was legal or not? How could he not understand that there was something wrong with his wife's PR firm, when she promised to make use of connections with the world's rich and powerful people? And why does his party hate him so much? Can this person be trusted with all of the diplomatic and security matters? This is a man who now wants to rob the public of its right to determine, through referendum, if it should – G-d forbid – retreat from the Golan. Barak, being Barak, expects us to trust his judgment, without bothering to keep us in the loop. After all, this is the man who was about to sell Arafat everything, without asking anyone, at a time when it had become completely clear that the nation would boot him from office. Barak is a danger to himself and trips himself up all the time, but this  is something we can live with. The problem is that he trips up Israel as well.”

'Barak Only Understands Force'

Tevet 3, 5770, 20 December 09 01:58
by Gil Ronen
( Dr. Aryeh Bachrach of the Almagor Parents' Forum advised the Hesder yeshiva heads to select more aggressive representatives who will “put Defense Minister Ehud Barak in his proper place.” in the current crisis.
"Rabbi [Chaim] Druckman is an important personage but he is least suited for the goals,” Bachrach told Arutz Sheva Sunday, referring to the head of the Hesder Yeshiva Union. “What we need now is not a man of peace but a man of war."
“Just as we must not exhibit weakness before the Palestinians, so we must not be weak with Barak," Bachrach continued. "The State-oriented attitude approach is not the proper one at this time. When the doctors went on strike, no one asked them how far they were willing to go in their protests, so why do people who fight for their homes have to draw boundaries and red lines to their struggle? This is not Barak's private army and we will not be threatened by him.” 
The yeshiva heads should be the ones threatening Barak and not the other way around, Bachrach said: “As long as he does not take action against the [leftist] lecturers who incite in the universities, he should not be taking action against us. If he does not want the Hesder yeshivas, we will be the ones to throw the 'divorce papers' at him; we will not wait for him to hand it to us.” 
Asked whom he had in mind as tough representatives, Bachrach mentioned Rabbis Dov Lior and Yisrael Ariel. He voiced doubt regarding the Hesder yeshivas' ability to handle the crisis properly. “I did not see them speaking out until now, except for  Rabbi [Eliezer] Waldman. It is time to fight and stop being such nice guys.”
The heads of the Hesder yeshivas convened Sunday morning under the leadership of Rabbi Chaim Druckman to try and find a solution to the crisis between the Defense Ministry and Har Bracha yeshiva. Barak decided to stop the 'hesder' arrangement with the yeshiva, because of the opinions of its head, Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, regarding conscientious objection in case of an order to expel Jews from their homes.


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