Chanukah: "Rebellion Against Tyrants Is Obedience to God.”

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #186, June 12, 2005

1. CHANUKAH, THE HOLIDAY OF EDUCATION. The Hebrew root of Chanukah is identical to that of "education" (Chinuch).  According to the first book of The Maccabees, the Jewish People was instructed to observe an eight day holiday on the 25th day of the month of Kislev, in order to commemorate the "dedication" (Chanukah in Hebrew) of the Temple's holy altar, following Syrian occupation and desecration. Chanukah consists of two words - CHANU (they rested/stationed) and KAH (25), which refers to the 25th day of the month of Kislev.  Some suggest that the celebration of Christmas on December 25th and the celebration of the New Year 8 days later, have their origin in the 25th day of Kislev (always around December) and the 8 days of Chanukah as well as the eight days of circumcision.

Israel's outgoing Chairman of the Joint C-o-S: Disengagement Fuels War!

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #179, June 09, 2005

1.  Public support of “Disengagement” plummeted to 48%, down from 70% a few weeks ago.  According to polls, while support has been soft, the opposition to "Disengagement" has been solid.  Recent polls have been conducted while the entire media has been deployed in support of "Disengagement", denying opponents an equal platform. 

The Impact of “Disengagement” upon US Interests – Will Congress Conduct Hearings?

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #178, May 26, 2005

1.  ESCALATED TERRORISM.  The morally/strategically justifiable demolition of terror regimes in Iraq and Afghanistan is inconsistent with the creation/bolstering of a terror regime in Gaza, Judea and Samaria. The 1994-6 series of disengagements from 85% and 40% of the territory (and 100% and 95% of the population) of Gaza and Judea and Samaria have established the largest terrorist base in the world, led/harbored by PLO/PA graduates of terrorist camps in Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, Libya and Tunisia. Since 1993 the PA has harbored anti-US terrorists. US GIs in Afghanistan and Iraq were encountered by Palestinian terrorists.

Abu Mazen’s Achievements

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #177, May 19, 2005

Will the White House welcome Abu Mazen in view of the following achievements? Will Congress tolerate foreign aid, which would reward the following achievements? Would the US welcome and assist an Iraqi/Afghani leader, who would demonstrate such achievements?

The US-Israel Saga: A Win-Win Relationship

Ynet Hebrew edition, May 11, 2005

Statements made by, and the conduct of, Israel's leaders since 1993 create the false impression that Israel-US ties constitute a one-way relationship.  The presumption is that the US gives and Israel receives, leading to Israel s inferior position and the alleged compulsion to follow the State Department dictates. 

However, Former Secretary of State and NATO forces commander Alexander Haig refutes this claim, saying:  "I am pro-Israel because Israel constitutes the largest US aircraft carrier that cannot be sunk, does not carry even one US soldier, and is located in a most critical region for US national security."

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