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    Entries in combatting hamas (3)

    Thursday
    Jun032010

    Israel and Turkey clash after terrorist terror cell exposed on flotilla.

    DEBKA reports: Early Wednesday, June 2, US president Barack Obama stepped into the fast-deteriorating flotilla crisis to stop it from spinning out of control. In secret phone calls, he asked Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu to release all the remaining passengers without delay as well as the six ships. He then tried to reason with the incandescent Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan, who had just branded the Israeli raid a "bloody massacre." 
    Offering deep condolences for the loss of life aboard the flotilla, the US president said better ways must be found to bring humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza without underminingIsrael's security. He supported the UN Security Council's call for "a credible, impartial and transparent investigation" of the event, but refused to condemn Israel or take the inquiry out of its hands. DEBKA reports from Ankara that Erdogan declined to be talked round, declaring that if America did not punish Israel for insolently "trampling on human honor", Turkey would.

    Overnight, Israel began evacuating diplomats' families from Turkey. Diplomatic and consular staff were left in place in Ankara and Istanbul and told along with security firms to stand by for departure.  Netanyahu called the second security cabinet meeting in two days after the first on Tuesday approved the continued blockade of Gaza against all attempts to break it.

    Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again threatened Israel with destruction for any action it may take anywhere and its Western supporters with international trial as war criminals. Israel is preparing for Ankara's next steps that would defy President Obama's bid to find a way out of the crisis between the two former allies. In Jerusalem, Erdogan's accusations were deemed an unfounded and unjustified assault considering the evidence that he had consorted with terrorists, including an al Qaeda offshoot, to bring Israel under pressure in support of the Palestinian extremist Hamas. Continue reading here

    Saturday
    May082010

    The electorate voted with respect for Israel by booting Galloway out of Westminster

    Even though we have been left with a very ambiguous election result with an unprecedented "hung parliament," there is one result that most people in Britain may be pleased about.

    Without even showing up at the count, Galloway came third in the Poplar and Limehouse constituency and is now out of Westminster, This is the man who under the banner of the "Respect" Party, showed absolutely no respect to the State of Israel. 

    Driven by anti-zionist hatred and an extreme left wing agenda, George Galloway and the Respect Party had a disastrous election result with their share of the vote halving to around one tenth of one percent of all votes cast. As they say on their own website "there is no hiding from reality. The 2010 General Election was not a good day for Respect."

    Fortunately, with the removal of the Respect Party from the House of Commons and the Party's clear decline in popularity, Israel's enemies have endured another huge blow in their efforts to undermine Israel's right to exist.

    Monday
    Dec072009

    US-PA cooperation now in doubt

    DebkaFile reports that American General Keith Dayton and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad went head-to-head recently, engaging Sunday in a heated argument that throws into doubt US-PA security and political cooperation.

    Fayyad, considered by many Palestinians to be an American puppet, may have been trying to improve his street cred by calling the four-star general onto the carpet, complaining about Dayton's attempts to publicize the 2000 strong American-trained Palestinian commando force. "You're just the trainer, after all," Fayyad reportedly told him, provoking a strong comeback from the senior US military man in the region, who is spearheading the quarter-billion dollar effort to elevate Palestinian fighters from their terrorist roots to a disciplined pro-Western fighting force capable of combating Hamas.

    They have made progress in making West Bank streets safer, but the new force is not popular on the Palestinian street, which calls the new army "Dayton's men." Fayyad is also considered by the shabib to be an American "poodle."

    The open spat may require the intervention of senior officials in Washington. If it is not resolved, then the new US-trained force is more likely than ever to revert to what they were before, along with the West Bank streets.