Thoughts on ‘Open your eyes. Terror rules Gaza’


A screenshot of the animated clip released by Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

Bussel Writes, ‘Israel’s Capitulation in Seven Days

By John R. Houk

© June 24, 2015

Updated 2:05 PM CT

Here is some evidence of further isolation of Israel that favors Islamic terrorists over the Jewish State’s right to exist in their ancient homeland. Israel’s Foreign Ministry produced an animated video exposing the lies Western Media that villainized Israel and places Gaza ruled Hamas on a pedestal of oppressed victims. The opposite is true.

Arab that call themselves Palestinians REFUSE to accept the sliver of land, which is actually a fraction of entitled land, for Jews to maintain their existence in peace. Rather than live in peace with a Jewish nation using Western Democratic government values, the Arabs maintaining the fallacy of a Palestinian people desire Israel’s destruction and a second holocaust of Jewish people.

In the case of the Israel Foreign Ministry’s animated video expose, the Western Media became so hysterical (no doubt egged on by many Western governments), that Israel caved in to the whining for censorship. The video was pulled down by Israel.

I understand why Jew-hating Islamic terrorists waging open terrorism and propaganda terrorism would hate being exposed. However, I was intrigued by how a 49 to 50 second video would cause such vitriol from the Western press. So I went to see if anyone downloaded the video before Israel removed.

If you find a Youtube version it will most likely come up as labeled private or removed at this point. I have found a few places that still have a non-Youtube version. I don’t know how long those links will operate, however I did manage to find a way to capture the video myself. The quality I have is not as good as I hoped (sometime working – sometimes freezing up). I did find a transcript though which you can read below:

“Is it on? Can I start?”

So begins a video produced by Israel’s Foreign Ministry and uploaded to YouTube last week. The 50-second animated clip follows a nameless news reporter and camerawoman on assignment in Gaza during last summer’s war.

In the opening scene, the reporter announces, “We are here in the centre of Gaza. And, as you can see, the people here are trying to live quiet lives.”

A woman wearing a niqab pushes a baby stroller in the background. As she moves off-screen, a terrorist carrying a missile enters the scene. But the reporter doesn’t seem to notice – “There are no terrorists here,” he says, “just ordinary people.” Seconds later, the rocket is launched.

Next, the reporter heads to the tunnels below Gaza.

“I’m going into Gaza’s underground city,” he narrates, “a fascinating attempt by Hamas to build a subway system.”

Behind him, the word “Israel” is scrawled on the wall in red ink. Terrorists march through the tunnel carrying weapons.

Meanwhile, the reporter waxes poetic about Gaza’s subterranean infrastructure. “This is actually the first Palestinian subway,” he explains, “which will bring Gaza’s transportation system into the 21st century.”

On the tunnel wall hangs a sign that reads: “Attention! Minimum 8 terrorists per tunnel.”

The third scene finds the reporter back on the streets of Gaza. In the background, a man works at a fruit stand. A rainbow flag flies above him. “There is no doubt that the Palestinian society here is liberal and pluralistic,” the reporter says, “and that Hamas allows everyone to live in dignity.”

As he speaks, a terrorist approaches the fruit vendor, places a bag over his head and carries him away.

At this point, the female camera operator, steps forward. “Wait a minute. Here,” she says, and hands the reporter a pair of glasses. “Maybe now you’ll see the reality of life under Hamas rule.”

The reporter puts them on and immediately appears to suffer a heart attack. He places a hand on his chest, falls backward and is replaced by the words, “Open your eyes. Terror rules Gaza.” (Bold Text is mine – Gaza reporters suffer from impaired vision; From Canadian Jewish News; 6/24/15)

Here is a link to my video capture: https://realtimes.real.com/s/Q7coYX

Here is my Youtube channel post which I suspect the powers that be at the social video network will spank me and remove (but I pray not).

VIDEO: Open Your Eyes, Terror Rules Gaza


To get an idea of Western Press Criticism read the articles to these headlines:

Foreign Ministry removes animated clip on Gaza that irked foreign pressJerusalem Post 6/21/2015 14:36

Israel Foreign Ministry removes video ridiculing foreign press from websiteHaaretz 6/21/15 2:46 PM

Now to the real inspiration to my thoughts. Ari Bussel sent an editorial showing his displeasure with the Israeli government removing their animated video due to Western pressure. Ari is way more knowledgeable about the details than I, but I couldn’t wrap my mind about he was talking about until I knew more about the video; hence my preceding thoughts. To be better informed YOU NEED to read Ari Bussel’s editorial.

JRH 6/23/15

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Israel’s Capitulation in Seven Days

By Ari Bussel

Sent: 6/23/2015 1:27 PM

“I am going to write,” said my mother with utter determination, a clear indication that the situation reached dire proportions. I can sit and write, but for my mother the mere suggestion is a burden, thus a sign of the desperation of our times.

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given up. It took seven days for a 49-second video it had posted to be removed. Apparently, the foreign press stationed in Israel did not like being portrayed as reporting while unable to see the obvious. A sublime message indeed – wear eyeglasses! Be attuned to reality.

The segment highlights a new transportation system being developed in Gaza: European, American and other foreign money at work. It portrays the death tunnels dug from Gaza to Israel for the purpose of infiltrating, kidnapping civilians, murdering and maiming, intended to reap havoc of frightening proportions, as an investment in a modern underground subway system.

Just the audacity to think so creatively is no more than public relations gone amuck.

The segment also shows what “normalcy” in Gaza is all about: There is apparently no terrorism in Hamas-controlled Gaza, where a woman walks a stroller next to a “freedom fighter” launching a rocket (aimed at Israeli civilians) or a person selling produce being kidnapped (likely to be tortured and be put to death), because he is different than what is permissible.

Only 49 seconds. It took Israel seven days to capitulate. Disgraceful, but expected.

We all seem to be concerned with the resurgence of Anti-Semitism around the world, the stunning progress of the BDS movement and vitriolic attacks against Israel on US university campuses.

The spread of all three is Israel’s fault, for having forgotten that a war cannot be won in the defensive—Israel must go on the offensive.

Except, Israel proves time and again that she is not yet ready. In simple terms, only once Israelis suffer beyond a critical point, will they change their modus operandi. Until then, we are told the Government of Israel cannot be seen engaging in Propaganda (everyone else is, but Israel holds herself to a different standard).

Inside Israel, the ruling elites like active judiciary, media, entertainment and academia are engaged in a battle of their own. The current Netanyahu so called “right wing-extremist” government has threatened to pull the plug from selected funding for “cultural” activities that equate Israel’s just fight to survive with that of the terrorists acting against her very being. No more talk of moral equivalency where none exists.

The elites encourage behavior they find offensive in others. To them, the world’s fascination with the BDS movement is wrong, but they are allowed to boycott locations in and products of Judea and Samaria (otherwise known as “Settlements” in “Occupied Territories”).

Oh, how much the elites detest not having a complete and utter say, both in what one must think and how the budgets are to be utilized. They have grown accustomed to everything they say and do as permissible. Thus, several of the past Israeli contenders to the Oscars have been explicitly anti-Israel, all on Israeli taxpayers dime.

My fellow Israel activist and Trouble Maker Dr. Pablo Nankin of Beverly Hills has forwarded a thank you note from Artists Against Apartheid and the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, which states:

The Israeli state has repeatedly evidenced that it relies on artistic propaganda to improve its “international brand” as a pluralistic democracy; all the while continuing state sponsored ethnic cleansing. Performing in Israel, as if it were just another stop on the tour, normalizes the apartheid practiced by the Israeli government…”

Apartheid that exists only in the imagination of the propagandists especially when one notes there are Arab members of the Israeli Parliament, Arab Supreme Court justices, an Arab who oversees Israeli general elections, Arab professors, Arab doctors and nurses at every echelon of society, and Arabs are treated as equal citizens of the Jewish state with one exception, they are exempt from mandatory military service.

Ethnic cleansing of the type possible only in Israel, when the minority population numbers keep growing, longevity keeps increasing as does the quality of life, birth rates are higher than elsewhere and this so-called “Apartheid” state supports it all. For example, fertility treatments in Israel are covered by healthcare and are not limited to a one time only, something that here may cost upwards of fifty thousand dollars per round, successful or not.

A new UN report after a yearlong investigation into last summer’s Operation Protective Edge also finds fault with Israel. Admittedly, says the commission of inquiry, Hamas has committed “crimes” as well, but the playing field is even. The attacker and the attacked are being judged alike, like a rape victim and the rapist.

What a great use of international funds to single out Israel, and only Israel. The number who died during the Operation was most regrettable but completely avoidable. Israel does not want war. A decade ago it left Gaza, its thriving hothouses now turned into terrorist training camps.

The Gazans are not content. They want no more Israel. Until she is eliminated from the map, they will neither slumber nor rest.

They will continue manufacturing and importing rockets and missiles. They will continue digging death tunnels and training their men and women in warfare. They have already reestablished themselves in mosques, kindergartens, (UN) schools, and even under a hospital and within residential buildings. Worst of all, they teach their children hatred from the moment they are born.

In Syria, more people are slaughtered in one week than all those who died in Gaza, but the world remains silent. No one dares lift a finger; as if it is reasonable when two hundred thousand Syrians are slaughtered by their Muslim brethren.

Silent, likely, because the only place where people conduct a chorus of screamers is in Israel. In most all other places they would be dead, but in Israel there is overabundance of freedoms.

Apparently they derive a very twisted sense of vindication when they hit and blame themselves for imaginary ills. In Iran there is an annual holiday, with processions of men beating themselves with metals until they bleed. In Israel the process is done every day of the year and is much easier on the sick who participate, as they take their cause to the radio or TV studios, they sit at cafes or at the opera and they are paid to fly overseas to malign Israel, their own home.

Likely it is a mechanism to garner attention, in a most convoluted way. I am neither a psychologist nor a psychiatrist, but clearly Israel needs one, urgently.

I look forward the day I might be appointed the Chief Propagandist (or Minister of Propaganda) for Israel. Or it can be someone else, as long as the specific title is used. Israel must engage in propaganda, as truth and justice are on her side. Until such day, Israel will keep suffering – by her own hands – and must wake up and realize that to win, she must fight!

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Thoughts on ‘Open your eyes. Terror rules Gaza’

By John R. Houk

© June 24, 2015

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Israel’s Capitulation in Seven Days

 

This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.

 

Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.  Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.

 

© Israel Monitor, June, 2015

 

First Published June 22, 2015

Contact:  bussel@me.com

Israel IS the Land of the Jews


Joshua 12 Hebrew Tribes

 

John R. Houk

© May 23, 2015

 

Not only am I a Christian Right Conservative I also a Christian Zionist. This means I am in the camp that stands with the Promise of God Almighty that the Land Promised to Abraham belongs to the Jews as descendants of Abraham through the descendant line of the Child of Promise – Isaac son of Abraham and Sarah.

 

Jewish Zionists (What is Zionism?ADL, About Zionism – Zionism-Israel & Zionism As JudaismRobert Wolfe-JewishMag.com) and Christian Zionists (CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS, PAST AND PRESENT – Think-Israel, CHRISTIAN ZIONISM 101 – ICEJ, What motivates Christian Zionists? – Jerusalem Post & Christian Zionism and Islamic Eschatology – John W. Swails III, Ph.D. ORU) are not united in matters of faith BUT the two are united in that Israel is the Land of the Jews promised by God Almighty.

 

Even among Pro-Israel advocates I am probably a bit controversial in my views. I reason controversy because I believe the borders of Israel should be closer to the Biblical scenario which would enlarge the Jewish State of Israel quite a bit further than the admirers of the fake-Palestinians who side with these Jew-hating Arabs.

 

In stating briefly my position of support for Israel I was quite gratified to read yesterday that the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is advocating those under her charge to use the Torah (Jewish Bible) or as we Christians would call it – the Old Testament as a “reference point for the rights of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.” With that in mind allow me to share some Christian Zionist quotations of the Holy Bible:

 

Genesis

 

21 And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—Isaac.

 

9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, scoffing. 10 Therefore she said to Abraham, “Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac.”

 

12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called.

 

Galatians

 

22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, 24 which things are symbolic. For these are the[a] two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar—

 

28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. 29 But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. 30 Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.”[a] 31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free. (Genesis 21: 1-3, 9-10, 12; Galatians 4: 22-24, 28-31 NKJV)

 

After sharing God’s Word here is the United with Israel report on Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely.

 

JRH 5/23/15

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Israel’s Deputy FM: Focus on Our God-Given Biblical Right to the Land of Israel!

Tzipi Hotovely. Israel Deputy FM

 

United With Israel

May 22, 2015

 

In a dramatic foreign policy development, Israel’s Deputy FM instructed Israeli envoys to invoke the Jews’ biblical right to the entire Land of Israel.

 

Israel’s newly appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told Israeli diplomats to use the Torah (Jewish bible) as a reference point for the rights of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.

 

In a video broadcast from Jerusalem, Hotovely addressed Israel’s foreign ministry envoys in over 100 foreign countries.

 

While the landmark speech was a bit shocking within Israel’s Foreign Ministry, there is strong support from many Israelis who believe that this approach has been long overdue.

 

“It is important to say that this land is ours, all of it is ours. We didn’t come here to apologize for this,” she said.

 

Hotovely is a strong proponent of complete Jewish sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, the biblical heartland of Israel.

 

“The international community deals with considerations of morality and justice. Facing this, we have to return to the basic truth of our right to this land,” Hotovely said.

 

She quoted the famous Jewish scholar Rashi (Rabbi ShlomoRabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (Rashi) Yitzchaki, circa 1040 CE) from his famous commentary to the biblical book of Genesis.

 

In one of Rashi’s most famous pieces, he explained that the bible begins with the creation of the world so that if foreign nations would ever accuse the Jews of stealing the Land of Israel, the Jews would have the following response.

 

‘Since the entire world belongs to God, only He can choose to whom the Land of Israel will be given. And God chose to give it to the Jewish people’.

 

Since billions of people around the world believe in the authenticity of the Hebrew bible, including Jews, Christians and Muslims, this approach may be Israel’s most effective tool to claim complete sovereignty in its ancient homeland.

 

By United with Israel staff with files from Israel National News

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Israel IS the Land of the Jews

John R. Houk

© May 23, 2015

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Israel’s Deputy FM: Focus on Our God-Given Biblical Right to the Land of Israel!

 

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