Archive for July 16, 2018

A brave statement from MR president Trump !

July 16, 2018

Let this be cast in gold !

I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of

peace than risk peace in pursuit of politics,”

he said.


Trump: Israel’s Safety Important to Both US, Russia

July 16, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters in Helsinki following his talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Monday (July 16) that Israel’s safety is important to both world leaders.

Speaking at a joint news conference together with Putin after the summit, Trump said bluntly in response to a question about Syria, “President Putin also is helping Israel. And we both spoke with Bibi Netanyahu, and they would like to do certain things with respect to Syria, having to do with the safety of Israel.

“So in that respect we absolutely would like to work in order to help Israel, and Israel will be working with us, so both countries would work jointly.”

Trump said that a great deal of progress has been made in in certain sections of Syria with the “eradication of ISIS, we’re about 98 percent, 99 percent there,” adding that Russia had helped the United States with, “in certain respects.”

He went on to say, “Working with Israel is a great thing and creating safety for Israel is something that both President Putin and I would like to see very much.”

Israel said planning measures to restrict Erdogan’s influence in Jerusalem

July 16, 2018

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After of century of Ataturk — separation of mosque and state — a once-prospering and modern Turkey has been dragged back to stone ages by deeply devout monster Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Islamic Jew-hatred — it’s in the Quran. Erdogan, a vicious anti-semite and former President Obama’s closest friend among world leaders, has based much of his presidency on Islamic Jew-hatred, counting on its popularity in the Muslim country (Mein Kampf has been a number one bestseller in Turkey for years) to secure the popularity of his regime. He has embarked upon the rapid re-islamization of Turkey, which is popular with many Turks outside Istanbul and Ankara despite his war on freedom and his people.

“Israel said planning measures to restrict Erdogan’s influence in Jerusalem,” Times of Israel, July 7, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

Israel is considering restricting the activities of Turkey’s international aid agency in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories in an effort to counter President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s reported efforts to extend his influence in East Jerusalem, Hadashot news reported Saturday.

The National Security Council has drafted possible measures to be taken against the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) that operates in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

According to the report, Israeli intelligence officials believe that TIKA has hosted members of the Islamic Movement at their offices, and that several of its employees transferred funds and information to the Hamas terrorist group.

Among the measures under consideration was imposing a general restriction on all TIKA actives or requiring the agency to obtain individual permits for each project.

Hadashot said Israel’s suspicions of TIKA were intensified by the recent uptick in Erdogan’s anti-Israel rhetoric.

Last month, the Haaretz daily reported that Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the Palestinian Authority were urging Israel to act against Erdogan’s efforts in East Jerusalem.

The report said Turkish Islamic associations in recent years have been sponsoring an increasing number of programs and trips for thousands of local Palestinians, and had a strong influence in the protests around the Temple Mount.

According to the Turkey’s Daily Sabah, TIKA has carried out 400 aid projects that include restoration work on the Dome of the Rock, and a new dorm room for female student’s at Ramallah’s Al-Quds University.

One Israeli official told Haaretz in June that Turkey was attempting to purchase property through government charities, and that the Palestinian Authority was weary of “having another landlord in East Jerusalem.”

Diplomats told the paper that Jordan began expressing concern to Jerusalem over a year ago and accused it of “being asleep at the wheel,” since singing the reconciliation agreement with Turkey in 2016.

Riyadh meanwhile is said to be worried that Erdogan will attempt to use his influence in Jerusalem to claim himself the custodian of the Muslim sites in the city, cementing his increasing authority over the Arab-Muslim world.

Relations between Jerusalem and Ankara imploded in 2010, following an Israeli naval raid on a Turkish ship trying to breach Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The raid, in which IDF commandos were attacked by activists on board, left 10 Turks dead and several soldiers wounded.

In May, relations between Israel and Turkey sank to a fresh low point after expelling each other’s envoys amid an acerbic war of words following deadly clashes on the Gaza Strip border.

Erdogan took to social media to accuse Israel of being “a terror state” that was committing “genocide” against Palestinians….

Cold War ended, difficulties in Russia-US relations don’t have any objective reasons – Putin

July 16, 2018
There are no objective reasons for Moscow and Washington not to get along, said Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking first after more than three hours talks with US President Donald Trump.

“We’ve reviewed the current status and prospects of the Russia-US ties, key issues of the international agenda. It’s obvious that the bilateral relations are undergoing a difficult stage, but these difficulties, tensions between our countries have no objective reasons. The era of ideological confrontation between our countries is long gone, the situation in the world has changed drastically,” Putin said.

The talks reflected “shared wish” of the two presidents to fix the US-Russia relations and envision the first steps to do so, Putin added.

The US and Russia are facing new challenges nowadays, differing drastically from the ones of the Cold War era, Putin said, naming regional conflicts, spread of terrorism, organised crime, ecology and economy risks.

Trump again asked his Russian counterpart on the alleged Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential elections, Putin revealed, stating that he replied exactly the same, as the last time. Russia has not meddled into the internal affairs of the US, he stated, adding that if any real evidence is provided, Moscow will cooperate on it.

Russia’s President described the talks with his US counterpart as “constructive and sincere,” adding, however, that such meeting was not enough to address “everything piled up.”


Peter Hofman

July 16, 2018

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It is time .

It is time to introduce myself a little bit more , and stop using that nick of my , there is no need for it anymore .

Ok, here we go .

My Name is Peter Hofman married for 37 years and 47 years together with my wife , friend and blood brother Fran .

I am 62 years old, and we are native Dutch and I have Jewish roots from my father’s side .

I am interested and discussing politics , social, social economics and religious matters for a LONG, long time .

Basically it was an important part of my youth and later life .

I am Technicaly educated in electronics, pneumatic and electrical, special in control systems for factories, ships, yachts and so on and have knowledge about quality measurements .

Worked in many places around the world as trouble shooter, quality inspector and construction supervisor .

Now I am retired and enjoy life with my wife , 3 dogs and a cat .

I was honored when Joseph asked me to help him with his site and I will continue to do my part as long it is given .

Code Red alert blares in south Israel after IDF attacks 2 Gaza posts

July 16, 2018

Source: Code Red alert blares in south Israel after IDF attacks 2 Gaza posts

Alarm wails across Hof Ashkelon Regional Council shortly after IDF confirms attacking observation posts in Beit Hanoun and Jabalia near areas from which Palestinians had flown incendiary balloons earlier in the day; IDF says rocket landed in open space inside Israel, while local residents report hearing a boom.
A Code Red Alert blared in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council on Monday evening, despite a Sunday announcement from Hamas and Islamic Jihad that a ceasefire had been reached with Israel after the region witnessed a major flare-up over the weekend.The IDF said that a rocket landed in open space in south Israel while local residents reported hearing an explosion.

The siren, which was heard at 5:36pm,  came shortly after the IDF confirmed Palestinian reports that it had attacked two observation posts in Beit Hanoun and Jabalia on Monday afternoon located near areas from which Palestinians had flown incendiary balloons earlier in the day.

Fire caused by incendiary kite

Fire caused by incendiary kite

According to the IDF, the attack was carried out in response to the kite and balloon terror led by Hamas against Israeli civilians and against Israeli sovereignty.Firefighters were once again called to Israeli Gaza-border communities on Monday afternoon as flames that incinerated more landscape at the Karmiya Reserve between Kibbutz Karmiya and Kibbutz Yad Mordechai.

Syrian army says it captures strategic hill overlooking Israeli border

July 16, 2018

Source: Syrian army says it captures strategic hill overlooking Israeli border

The hilltop, which had a major Syrian anti-aircraft radar base and is the highest ground in Daraa province, fell into rebel hands in October 2014; heavily bombed by Russian and Syrian forces in recent days as Assad recaptures swathes of land, Israel signals it will not impede offensive as long as it does not encroach on demilitarized zone.
It said the army had taken control of al-Haara hill on the second day of an offensive to take back the last parts of southwest Syria in Quneitra province that are in rebel hands and are close to the border with Israel.The hilltop, which had a major anti-aircraft radar base that was part of elaborate Syrian army defences against Israel, and is the highest ground in Daraa province, fell into rebel hands in October 2014.

Syrian army attack in Quneitra (Photo: AFP)

Syrian army attack in Quneitra (Photo: AFP)

It has been heavily bombed by Russian and Syrian army raids in the past two days as the army has moved closer to the Israeli border after gaining control of most of Daraa province to the east in a push that began last June, according to rebels and a war monitor.

A Syrian army source quoted by state media said the army had made territorial gains in Quneitra province where it seized the town of Mashara, about 11 km (7 miles) from the Golan frontier.

 (Photo: Reuters)

(Photo: Reuters)

The violence is taking place a few kilometers away from the line marking the start of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force zone, an area monitored by a UN force since 1974 in the wake of the Arab-Israeli War.

Israel has threatened a “harsh response” to any attempt by Syrian forces to deploy in that zone. Israel does not want its enemies Iran and Hezbollah, both allies of Assad, who are well entrenched in that area to move forces near its border.

US President Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki, where Syria is expected to be high on the agenda. Ahead of the summit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Putin in Moscow and on Sunday spoke to Trump about Iran and Syria.

 (Photo: Reuters)

(Photo: Reuters)

The army offensive aims at completing its control of the strategic area known as the “Triangle of Death”, which connects southern the Damascus countryside with Daraa and Quneitra provinces.

The area is a bastion of Iranian-backed militias including the Hezbollah terror group, according to Western intelligence sources.

Israel signalled it would not impede the Syrian army offensive in Quenitra as long as it steered away from the demilitarized zone, even as it struck Syrian army posts near the frontier and elsewhere in Syria where it suspects Iranian backed forces are stationed.