I have been a Jewish activist for 45 years and every time I speak to people about what must be done to bring true and lasting peace to the State of Israel, they always ask; “But what will the world say?” I must admit that this question has always bothered me. After all, isn’t our priority saving Jewish lives and property? Shouldn’t this be our only concern… regardless of what the world thinks, says or how they vote in the UN? Of course, it is! The IDF needs to worry about its
During Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in August 2014, when I was a member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, the Hezbollah was busy in Syria and its positions on Israel’s northern border were empty. “Why don’t we take advantage of this to destroy their missiles at a low cost to us?” I asked and was answered with a shrug of the shoulders. Since the Oslo Accords, Israel’s military posture has changed unrecognizably and going to war in order to remove a st
“In a step that seemed inexplicable to many, I left a meaningful job in the security industry a number of months ago. I worked there many years and had many achievements (if I must say so myself). When I announced that I was planning to leave, my superiors tried to convince me to stay.” The above is part of a letter that I received about a month ago from a senior employee in the military industry. I don’t know if it can be called a phenomenon, but three very senior officials
From the attack on an IDF position on the Gaza border on Friday, we can clearly see that the Netanyahu government’s passive defense policy – the concrete blocks, walls, Iron Domes, the breathing apparatus to clear the airway from the smoke and other jokes like these – encourage the enemy and fill them with extraordinary courage. The fact that the Gazans dared to advance under fire all the way to the IDF position and to return afterwards to successfully retrieve their friend’s
For English subtitles, click on the cc icon. Please watch and share this video (despite the fact that the person standing next to the veteran is the representative of the problem – and truly not the solution). “We lost five soldiers because they changed our orders”, relates the veteran in his description of a battle in Gaza. The time of blind faith in the IDF is over. It is now impossible to deny. The IDF is sending our sons to die on the altar of a new type of idolatry: the
Time and again, the many interviewers with whom I have spoken over the past few days have a hard time coming to terms with my conclusion that the IDF gives preference to the lives of hostile populations over the lives of its own soldiers. So here is a quote, straight from the mouth of Yair Golan, who today is Deputy Chief of Staff of the IDF, answering Atzmona pre- military students who stated that the IDF endangers its soldiers in order to safeguard hostile populations: “The
Shalom Moshe Feiglin, Chairman of the Zehut party. How are you? I am fine, worried about my son, but also very proud of him. He did not call upon soldiers to disobey orders for no reason. He touched upon a very painful point for the Israeli public, as you can see from the comments on his post and on mine. Actually, he said, “The emperor has no clothes”, which is true. Most of the IDF soldiers killed over the last few years were killed because the IDF prefers to protect the li
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/249692 Zehut party Chairman and former MK Moshe Feiglin expressed solidarity with his son, Avi Feiglin, a footsoldier in the Kfir brigade, who said that he intended to refuse orders which endanger the lives of IDF soldiers by attempting to minimize harm to Arab rioters. Last night, Avi Feiglin uploaded a post to Facebook, in which he related how, several months ago during a brigade educational evening, a ‘Charuv’ battalion com
The following is an excerpt from the new, revised 2018 edition of my Hebrew book, “Where There are no Men”, which is now being prepared for publication: Not only did the Jews invent a new civilian nationalism for themselves – but the Arabs also learned from us and did the same. A major turning point was when Rabin – and after him, Netanyahu - shook the hand of the chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. When the elected representatives of both the Israeli Right a
The Knesset is set to vote on the Draft Bill, which would require the Ultra-Orthodox to enlist in the IDF. Moshe Feiglin was interviewed on Radio Tel Aviv on his solution to the politically explosive draft situation in Israel. Now that the Knesset is set to vote on the Draft Law, we can ask: What is better? A people’s army that includes everyone? Or a professional army? I don’t think that the two contradict each other. Today’s Air Force is a professional army. So is the Navy.
Be sure to turn on the English captions. Click on the cc icon at the bottom of the youtube screen. Zehut's Five-Point Plan for Gaza Eliminate the Hamas leadership. Restore Israeli military and civil control of Gaza. Nullify the Oslo Accords, extinguish the blaze that we ignited with those mad accords. After we have a military government in place, slowly but surely, free the Arabs that have been stuck in Gaza since Oslo. They want to go. Approximately a million and a half Arab
The most important thing that took place this past night, when Israel forcefully retaliated against a broad range of Iranian targets in Syria, was that the masks were removed. There is no longer that opaque area in which Israel does not officially announce that it attacked. As of last night, Israel defends itself with its face uncovered. I salute the IDF, I salute our brave IAF pilots and I salute the Prime Minister. Yesterday, Russia celebrated its Victory Day over the Nazis
The Hizbollah missile hit the wall near Yosef. He was injured in his face and his leg was blown off, but his comrades in the Golani Brigade managed to get him out of danger and to the hospital in time. Yosef recuperated, went through rehabilitation – and beside a ‘glorious’ scar on his cheek, he looks and functions like anyone else. As an Arab, Yosef had army authorization to remove his IDF uniform when he would go home to Nazareth, but he never did so. He was spat at and cur
Translated excerpts from Moshe Feiglin’s Facebook Live session, 2 Shvat, 5778/Jan. 18, ‘18 This is not politically correct, but we have to put the truth on the table. After all, we are the liberated children of G-d. There is truth and we must speak the truth. Last week, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, called upon the Chief of Staff to resign for his promotion of mixed-gender combat units. I agree. Do you know why? Because he cannot identify the enemy. During the P
So what if a "Palestinian" girl smacks an Israeli soldier across his cheek?
Turning the other cheek is a classic Jewish ideal, isn't it?
Oh, excuse me it isn't a Jewish ideal, just a Jewish practice.
So what if she spits in his face? Maybe it was really rain and we should not jump to conclusions.
So what if she kicked him and hit him repeatedly? Perhaps he was standing exactly in the path of her limbs as she merely exercised them. Besides, it was occupied territory.
In an interview on the Eretz Radio station on Tuesday, Moshe Feiglin responded to Friday’s events in Nebi Salah, where Arab women were filmed attacking and spitting on an IDF soldier, who did not respond: “When you allow the enemy to spit on you,” said Feiglin, “to humiliate you and to humiliate your army uniform, you erode your deterrence and pay for it with much bloodshed farther down the line. Winston Churchill summed it up in one sentence to Neville Chamberlain: “You wer
With Hashem’s help, I am scheduled to return to Israel next week, after a long three week stay in the USA. I must admit that I have enjoyed the kosher Dunkin’ Donuts (maybe a little too much…), the sushi-filled kiddushes and watching the NFL on Sunday afternoon. Trust me that when I made aliyah over 27 years ago, it was not because life in America was bad. Not at all! I had a great job, my kids were in wonderful Yeshivot and my community life was centered around Torah. There