What Comes From a Dream?

B”H
Rabbi Rose:
The Truth of Ya’acov:
“Heineni” (Ya’acov and the Master of Dreams)
“And he dreamed, and behold a ladder ….”
“And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.”
“And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee back into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.'”
And it came to pass at the time that the flock conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the he-goats which leaped upon the flock were streaked, speckled, and grizzled.
יא  וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי מַלְאַךְ הָאֱלֹהִים, בַּחֲלוֹם–יַעֲקֹב; וָאֹמַר, הִנֵּנִי. 11 And the angel of The God said unto me in the dream: Jacob; and I said: Here am I.
NACHMANIDES : Each one swears by the God of his father.
Yochanan: Ya’acov’s Truth was his own fear [or rather his Awareness] of HaShem – As it says, “And Yaacov was afraid… how awe filled is this place….” and he vowed a vow and said, “If HaShem will be with me…. then shall the L-RD be my G-D, […]”
“then shall the L-RD be my El-him” – be my Judge –
(“I am the God of Beth-el…”
“but the God of my father hath been with me.”
Ya’cov’s awareness that HaShem is with him [throughout his troubles] came about because of his dreams!

According to the midrash (Gen. Rabbah 56.9), throughout the year Israel are in sin’s clutches and led astray by their troubles, but on New Year they take the shofar and blow on it,…and eventually they will be redeemed by the ram’s horn, as it says, “And the Lord G-d will blow the horn” (Zech. 9:4). And according to the Rabbis (Pirkei De-Rabbi Eliezer ch. 31) the shofar that sounded when the Torah was given, of which it says: a very loud blast of the horn (Ex. 19:16), was the shofar of Isaac’s ram. On Rosh ha-Shanah, which is Judgment Day, we are commanded to blow the shofar, and even though we are taught (Rosh ha-Shanah 26a) that all horns are valid, the choicest horn is a ram’s horn.

Obviously when they say the shofar was the horn of Isaac’s ram what is meant is Isaac’s qualities, not the ram’s actual body and bones, for that ram was entirely burnt as an offering, horns claws and all. Rather, the Sages were hinting to us about the Almighty, from whom we heard: I [the Lord am your G-d],…You shall have no [other gods besies Me; He is the Fear of Isaac, whom we entreat in time of trouble, saying: Answer us, Fear of Isaac, which is the sound heard when the Torah was given; we allude to it through the blasts of the shofar that we sound on Rosh ha-Shanah, the day the world was created.

Thus the Fear of Isaac takes on another dimension and relates to the sound heard at Sinai in addition to the sound of the shofar on Rosh ha-Shanah, the day the world was conceived. To it we direct our prayers in time of trouble and our penitential entreaties.
 
judge betwix us
As well, it says, “and I feared [lest ye take away … by force]” –
(see the Hertz Chumash quoting the Common Law of Mesopotamia the Code of Hammurabi @ page 116. “Any loss due to his carelessness he had to repay tenfold.”)
(He said, what is my sin…?)
Avinu Avraham said, “I thought that the fear of El-him is not in this place.” (the kindness of Avraham (Michah 7:20) preaching monotheism to his fellow man at every opportunity. It may be derived from his preaching monotheism [the fear of El-him] that he preached against idolatry, robbery and adultery; and to his children [Genesis 18.19 “For I have known him, that he will command his children….” ] tithing a tenth)
“And Ya’acov said, “Except The G-D of my father, the G-D of Avraham, and the Fear of Yitzchaq been on my side [….] gave judgement –
“Laban said, … but the God of your father….” [ and, Laban swore by the god of Nahor and by the G-D of Avraham. ] as he, NACHMANIDES said, “Each one swears by the G-D of his father :
Laban’s answer confirmed in Ya’acov the awareness of Hashem; for Ya’acov answered Laban:
‘Yaacov said, “Except the G-D of my father, the G-D of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had been on my side, surely now hadst thou sent me away empty. G-D hath seen mine affliction … gave judgement .” ‘
And Ya’acov dreamed a dream – “the Angel of the G-D (HaEl-him said, ‘Ya’acov’ […] and I said: “Here am I.”
And he said: Lift up now thine eyes, and see, […] for I have seen all that Laban does to you….”
“And Moshe said, Heineni. [….] and G-D said, “I am the G-D of Avraham …. I have seen all that …”.” Anochi Shmoth 3.4, 7, 9, mi anochi 11; 20.2
And he [Avraham] said, “Here am I.” B’rashith 22.1, 7, and 11 – an expression of readiness, of subservience [as a Prince] to HaSHEM, the Master of Dreams! ready and waiting on HaShem to do His Will…. “And he named that place “Ad-noy Yireh” –               the EL-HIM Who sees!”
And he [Yitzchaq] named that place “Rehovoth” –
(he who is Lord of a place names it; as it says, “Ya’acov was wroth and strove with Laban.” 31.36 and, “but Ya’acov called it Galeed.” 31.47
“And he called the name of that place Machanaim” 32.3
Isaiah 49.20 “The children of thy bereavement (the Shoah/Taskeet) Shall yet say in thine ears: ‘The place is too strait for me; Give place to me that I may dwell.'”
2 Kings 6.1-2 “And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha: ‘Behold now, the place where we dwell before thee is too strait for us.

Let us go, we pray thee, unto the Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell.’ And he answered: ‘Go ye.’ “
“And Ya’acov called the name of that place Beth El” – the “House of the Tithe” –
“And he [Avraham] gave [to] him [Melchizedek] a tenth of all [the spoils of war]. 14.20 – (And Avraham called the name of that place Ad-noy Yireh 22.14)
“And he [Ya’acov] sacrificed a sacrifice on the mount ….” 31.54 (A sacrifice of thanksgiving – He has identified with HaEl-him and offers thanksgiving to הָאֱלֹהִים The G-D, the Only G-D, as it says, [And Ya’acov dreamed a dream -] “the Angel of the G-D (HaEl-him)….”
“No Longer shall your name be called ‘Ya’acov’ but Yisrael … as a Prince (Avinu Avraham strove with the Master of Dreams over the destruction of Sdom and Gemorrah ….) you have struggled with … G-D and prevailed.” B’rashith 32.29
And said, “Hear us my Lord (Adonee), Thou art a Mighty Prince among us….”
“And Ya’acov went on his way” (to Beth El, ready and willing to fulfill his vow, as a Prince. (see the Hertz Chumash @ page 117). “And Ya’acov named that place Peniel.” 32.31 – “For I have seen G-D Face to Face and my life is preserved.” “I will not let you go except you bless me. What is your name? Your name shall no longer be called Ya’acov, but Yisrael. And he blessed him there.” (in that place….)
Shabbat Shalom,
Yochanan Ezra ben Avraham

Jerusalem’s ‘foreign minister’ Fleur Hassan-Nahoum: Jews are one tribe

Fleur Hassan-Nahoum

Hassan-Nahoum Fleur (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Hassan-Nahoum Fleur
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
For the first time in its modern history, Jerusalem has its own Foreign Minister. Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum – who was born in Gibraltar, is a native Spanish speaker, spent years in England and speaks fluent English with a beautiful British accent – holds the municipal “foreign-ministry portfolio,” and she loves every moment.

Hassan-Nahoum is the daughter of Sir Joshua Abraham Hassan, the first mayor and prime minister of Gibraltar. She made aliyah with her husband in 2001 and was recruited by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and later, by the Odessa-based Tikva Children’s Home, to establish an International Relations Department based in Israel. She also founded Message Experts, using her experience as a presenter, barrister and fund-raiser to help organizations and individuals reach their goals through effective communication.

For Hassan-Nahoum, Jerusalem not only the capital of the world’s only Jewish state – it’s also the center of the world.

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“Because of its unique demography, [Jerusalem] is also the place where all the issues of the Middle East are going to be solved,” Hassan-Nahoum told The Jerusalem Post. “Jerusalem is the laboratory for the solutions of the challenges in our country, and the problems in the entire region, and of course, in the Jewish world.”

Hassan-Nahoum is one of three members of Mayor Moshe Lion’s coalition within the Jerusalem City Council who came from lists that are not on the political right-wing. She was originally president of Yerushalmim, a local list which faded away more than a year ago.

During the last municipal campaign, she was No. 2 on mayoral candidate Ze’ev Elkin’s list. Elkin eventually lost to Lion, but Lion identified her capacities in developing international relationships – rarely focused on at City Hall – and added her to his coalition.
“I see myself as a representative of Jerusalem in the world,” Hassan-Nahoum said. “The image of Jerusalem is extremely important – it has the image of the diversity, of the innovations we make here in many fields – but it is innovative in how we create a shared society. Jerusalem is the beating soul of the whole country.”

Hassan-Nahoum says that considering Diaspora Jews in decision-making is important to her in her role.

“I feel that I am one of the only people in the municipality who gets that we have a responsibility to Jews in the Diaspora,” Hassan-Nahoum said. “I understand the sensitivities and what it’s like to live as a Jewish minority with its difficulties and dilemmas.”

Hassan-Nahoum emphasizes on many occasions how growing up bilingual and between different outlooks and cultures has influenced her, as she was born in Gibraltar and lived in England for nine years. She later married a Sephardic man whose family is originally from Iraq and has lived in India and England. As such, she says, she can respect Arab culture – a crucial asset for representing the city where more than one-third of the population is Arab.

When asked how she convinces non-Jews that the city should remain united, as she believes, Hassan-Nahoum does not hesitate a second.

“Why did [King David] make Jerusalem his capital? He chose it because it never belonged to one tribe,” Hassan-Nahoum answered. “The DNA of Jerusalem is very diverse. We have immigrants here from every part of the world. We have different religions. We have different people who see Jerusalem as part of their DNA.”

In regards to more earthly issues about Jerusalem, Hassan-Nahoum points out that despite becoming the largest city in the country, Jerusalem has maintained some of it’s original flavor.

“It still feels like a village, because we feel like we’re all in this together,” she said.

As more states recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and opt to move their embassies to the city, Hassan-Nahoum’s role as the city’s foreign minister has expanded. She maintains an active present right after the diplomatic decision has been made so she can facilitate and establish necessary ties with foreign representatives.

When it comes to local issues, especially the issue of hardships forimmigrants who chose Jerusalem as their new home, Hassan-Nahoum remarks that since Israel is a country of immigrants, such problems sound strange to her.

“We’re one family; the Jewish people are one tribe,” Hassan-Nahoum said. “New immigrants have a very important role to play in the continuing development of the State and Jerusalem. We bring with us insights that perhaps have been lost by being a Jewish majority for so long.”

Israel is missing the opportunity of the century

The lack of a functioning, stable government has led us to a historic blunder.

We are at an unprecedented historical juncture of opportunity, a window that God has opened, and we are foolishly and unnecessarily throwing it away.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks at his watch before delivering a statement at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, (photo credit: REUTERS)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks at his watch before delivering a statement at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament,
(photo credit: REUTERS)
We have always accused the Palestinians of never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity. This is an accurate if sad assessment of their predicament, and a consequence of having a morally bankrupt leadership. At every given juncture when Palestinian leaders were given the choice between conflict and stability, they chose conflict. When they had the choice between statehood and terrorism, they chose terrorism. Ultimately their people have suffered because of the intransigence and plain selfishness of their leaders.

I shudder to compare any Israeli leadership to that of the Palestinians, but the people of Israel are currently victims of a different sort of intransigence from our own leaders. We are caught in a political deadlock that is freezing the development of our country, and which will very soon affect our ability to function on a day-to-day basis. We are quickly approaching the reality of no new budgets in both government ministries and municipal authorities.

But even worse, the lack of a functioning, stable government has led us to a historic blunder. We are missing what may very well be the opportunity of the century. With each passing day we are missing the opportunity to benefit from the partnership of the most pro-Israel administration is US history.

Like many politicians on the Right in Israel, I too hope that President Trump is re-elected for another term. But as we know, elections are unpredictable. What is crystal-clear is that we are wasting every hour of every day that we could be could be using to create a better Israel because we are stuck on silly infighting and ego wars.

In the few short years of the Trump administration we have scored more diplomatic achievements than ever in the history of our people, short of creating our own state. Things move slowly in government – processes are put in place that take decades to bear fruit, to shift minds and find budgets to build consensus.

It was 20 years ago that the American government decided to move the embassy to Jerusalem. However, there was a peace process along the way, sensitivities to consider, buzz words to live up to and a holy unspoken “status quo” that was forbidden to change. Along came President Trump. In three short years, he moved the US Embassy to our capital Jerusalem, recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and declared the West Bank settlements legal. What more could have been accomplished if our leadership was not deadlocked?

Even the few dissenting voices on the Left that have tried in vain to convince us that these achievements are actually bad for Israel have trouble convincing themselves. Do they seriously believe that it is bad for Israel that our historical and eternal capital city is finally acknowledged? Is it bad for our country and the region that the Golan Heights is no longer disputed territory by a genocidal dictatorship sponsored by Iran that has killed half a million of its own people? Is it bad for our country that we should have decades-old communities thriving in a small part of our ancestral homeland?

THE ANSWER is clear: We are at an unprecedented historical juncture of opportunity, a window that God has opened, and we are foolishly and unnecessarily throwing it away.

The biggest culprit in my eyes is Avigdor Liberman. He is rightly recognized a genius political strategist who has bounced back from the corruption in his party, which he runs with an iron fist. He has also managed to convince the electorate that he cares about the unbalanced influence of the ultra-Orthodox in politics, the way that 10 years ago he convinced us that only he understood the Arabs here and their “real” agenda.

He may be correct about some of his claims, but make no mistake, he couldn’t care less. This is a crass political game that he is playing to perfection, making his electorate believe that his right-wing party would naturally go with a right-wing bloc, and then changing his mind and dragging the country into disarray for over a year.

He duped his electorate in the first round by making them believe that he was a son of the bloc, and then he duped his inflated electorate in the second round by making them believe he cares about haredi (ultra-Orthodox) political influence. So easily did they forget that he is second only to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at cutting deals with the haredim.

But what boggles the mind even more is Blue and White’s intransigence in not agreeing to let Netanyahu be prime minister for a mere five months. The reward for their miscalculation is that he will remain prime minister anyway as we go to a third round of elections.
President Reuven Rivlin offered a creative solution for the deadlock: a rotation, a caretaker prime minister and other political acrobatics to get everyone to agree. These were largely accepted by the Likud and rejected by Blue and White. They are rightfully scared that the minute they actually have to assume responsibilities and work with a Likud government, their party, made up of often ideologically opposed views, will ultimately fall apart.

As we approach the precipice of a third election, the historic window of opportunity for the Jewish people that is the Trump administration is slowly closing. If this is the last year we have of President Trump, our leaders should look long and hard in the mirror and ask themselves where they were when the Red Sea miraculously opened for us to cross. Tragically, they were busy fighting about who would cross first!

The writer is deputy mayor of Jerusalem and a member of the Likud Central Committee.

ZOA to Jordan’s King: Honor Extradition Treaty – Send Jew Killer Tamimi to U.S.

ZOA 7/2017

FBI Wanted Poster, Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, via AP

AN OPEN LETTER TO KING ABDULLAH

Your Majesty King Abdullah,

We are the oldest pro-Israel organization in the U.S., long dedicated to advocating for the legal rights of American victims of terrorism and for holding all sponsors and abettors of terrorism accountable for their actions.  We write to urge you to honor Jordan’s Extradition Treaty with the United States and grant our country’s request to extradite Alam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi from Jordan to the U.S.  Tamimi is an unrepentant terrorist who murdered and harmed close to 150 innocent people, including several Americans. She is on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list and should be prosecuted and punished for her crimes under U.S. law.

In 2001, Tamimi conspired with the U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization Hamas to carry out a horrific suicide bombing at a Sbarro’s restaurant in Jerusalem.  The bomb that was used was hidden in a guitar case, surrounded by nails to inflict maximum pain and damage.  When the bomb exploded, 15 people – seven of them children – were killed and approximately 130 others were wounded. Two Americans were murdered:  15-year-old Malki Roth and Judith Hayman Greenbaum who was pregnant with her first child; her baby did not survive.  The wounded included 21-year-old David Danzig, 25-year-old Matthew P. Gordon, 2-year-old Sara Shifra Nachenberg, and Joanne (Chana) Nachenberg who has been in a vegetative state since the terrorist attack.

Tamimi has never shown any remorse for her brutal and carefully calculated crimes.  After she was released from prison by the State of Israel as part of a prisoner exchange with Hamas – having served only eight years of the 16 life sentences she had been given – Tamimi publicly stated that not only did she not regret her actions, but that she would commit them again, and in exactly the same way.  Tamimi also described how she reacted immediately after the terrorist attack:  When she learned that the number of casualties was increasing, she said that this brought a smile to her face.  Since her release, Tamimi has been living as a free woman in Jordan with her husband, celebrated and hosting a television show on Hamas-affiliated TV.

Tamimi is an unrepentant terrorist who murdered and harmed close to 150 innocent people, including several Americans.

In 2013, the U.S. government indicted Tamimi and requested that Jordan extradite her so that she could be tried for her crimes under U.S. law. The request was in accordance with an Extradition Treaty that our two governments signed in March 1995, and it was not the first extradition request the U.S. made to hold a terrorist in Jordan accountable:  The treaty was enforced in 1995, so that another terrorist could be brought here and prosecuted for his participation in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

If the treaty was valid in 1995, it should also be valid now.  But last month, Jordan’s highest court decided that the U.S. request to extradite Tamimi should be rejected because the Jordanian parliament had not approved the treaty, rendering it invalid.

Jordan and the U.S. are partners on many regional issues.  In support of that partnership, the U.S. has been providing Jordan with billions of dollars of foreign assistance.  Out of respect and appreciation for the partnership and for our country’s generosity – as well as the sheer morality of fighting the horror of radical Islamic terrorism affecting countries around the world – we ask for your full cooperation with U.S. efforts to hold terrorists accountable for murdering and harming innocent Americans.

You have the power and authority to circumvent the Jordanian court’s decision about the extradition treaty and to extradite Tamimi immediately.  Please exercise your power and authority so that Tamimi’s American victims and their families can finally secure the justice they deserve.

Respectfully,

Dr. Michael Goldblatt, Chairman of the Board

Morton A. Klein, National President

Susan B. Tuchman, Esq., Director, Center for Law and Justice

Netanyahu’s social media campaign has revived Israel’s image in Iran

Every time there is an Instagram story about Israel, a vast majority of comments are in praise of Netanyahu and Israel.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to the people of Iran with Farsi subtitles June 27 2018  (photo credit: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to the people of Iran with Farsi subtitles June 27 2018
(photo credit: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)
 One of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s greatest foreign policy legacies remains unseen to most Israelis and the world: He has made Israel popular in Iran!

It all started with Netanyahu’s video campaign on social media, which coincided with the Islamic Republic’s rapid deterioration of popularity. In a series of social media videos, Netanyahu directly spoke with the Iranian people with Farsi subtitles, and the videos went viral on social media and messaging apps among Iranian users. In these videos, Netanyahu emphasized his desire to live in peace and cooperation with the Iranian people. He spoke of Iran’s rich and great history. In one video, he outlined Iran’s water challenges, and he declared that he will start sending information to Iranians on social media about how best to overcome these challenges with minimal means.
However, the most important point that Netanyahu had was that the regime in Iran is the greatest obstacle to the progress of the Iranian people by highlighting how successful Iranians are everywhere else, but not in Iran. This campaign resonated with many Iranians.
Evidence for this claim is Farsi comments on social media. Iranians use Instagram more than any other social medium, and that’s where they get most of their news. Every time there is a story about Israel, a vast majority of comments are in praise of Netanyahu and Israel. In the comment section of stories about Israel’s attacking the IRGC bases in Syria, there are many comments like, “Good, thank you!” or “Okay, but can you hit the IRGC inside Iran please?” or recommendations for targets inside Iran, which is usually Khamenei’s residence. When I talk to Iranians inside Iran, they no longer complain that Israel mistreats Palestinians. They see an ally in Israel. The enemy of their enemy is a friend.
On the Palestinians issue, most responses vary from “none of my business” to “Israel is in the right.” This is also evident in one of the most popular chants in every protest in Iran: No to Gaza, no to Lebanon, my life [only] for Iran. They are just tired of starving for the benefit of Hamas and Hezbollah.
For four decades, the United States has failed to meaningfully engage with the Iranian people to turn them against the regime. Just 10 years ago, it was inconceivable to imagine an Israeli prime minister, especially a Likud one, would play this role. But Netanyahu cracked the code.
Unfortunately, Netanyahu’s video campaign has paused for now, perhaps because of the unresolved elections in Israel. Resumption would help, but the campaign has already planted the seeds.
During the recent protests, some on social media complained that every time that there has been a protest, the United States has stood idle; it is clear that the United States is not a reliable ally against the regime, but Israel is.
For all of my life, I was a strong supporter of Israel. That made me an Iranian black sheep. Nowadays, I am still a black sheep because I am not a supporter of Netanyahu.
The writer is a graduate student of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. He grew up in Iran and is currently seeking political asylum in the United States. He resides in Washington, DC. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @shaykhatiri.

EXPOSED: Corbyn, UK Labour Party Tied to Hamas Network

United With Israel

Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip and London’s Hamas institutions have joined forces to support Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, ahead of the upcoming UK elections this week.

By Baruch Yedid, TPS

One of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s largest support networks is managed from the Gaza Strip, with the knowledge and involvement of the Hamas leadership, TPS has learned.

The multifaceted relationship between Hamas and the Labour Party exists through a large number of organizations, forums, media outlets and activities on social networks. These Hamas organizations are actively engaged in the efforts in recent weeks to secure Corbyn’s election.

The “We support Jeremy Corbyn” Facebook page, with some 72,000 followers, is one of the largest and most important of the Corbyn support organizations across the world.

Walid Abu Rouk, a resident of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, managed the page for over two years. In June 2017, Labour activists decided to add Abu Rouk as a manager to the page, declaring him their representative in the Gaza Strip.

Labour activists have conducted several fundraising campaigns for his projects in Gaza during this time. Labour activists describe Abu Rouk as a staunch supporter of Corbyn and declared that he is “our man in Gaza.”

Speaking to TPS, Abu Rouk said he had served as the page manager until recently, but he still maintains relationships with Corbyn’s party activists.

Labour activists in London have directed supporters to contact Abu Rouk and receive information and publications from him, but he is no simple social activist. The findings and evidence indicate that his relationship with Labour does not exist in a vacuum. Abu Rouk is a central link within the hidden relationship that serves Hamas in its political relations with Labour, and that may be what prompted Labour activists to appoint him as the director of the Facebook page from the Gaza Strip.

A source in the Gaza Strip told TPS that “Abu Rouk serves Hamas’ information campaign and is guided by it.”

Another official in the Gaza Strip, who asked to speak on condition of anonymity, told TPS that Abu Rouk is an important link in Hamas’ English-language propaganda system and that he operates under Hamas’ guidance. As a violent terror dictatorship, Hamas does not allow free media activity in the Gaza Strip.

Additional research conducted by TPS through a third-party conduit with Hamas officials, also indicates that Abu Rouk operates under Hamas’ directive and is being guided by it because of his command of the English language.

Social Media Manipulation

In recent years, Hamas’ internal security apparatus has placed its people in the offices of important media outlets in the Gaza Strip and in control of Facebook pages. News site owners and page managers on social networks have been required to give Hamas members access to their sites’ domains and management of their social media pages.

The same is true of Abu Rouk, one of the founders of the GP + media site in the Gaza Strip. The reporters writing for the site are supervised by Muhammad Ibrahim Madhun, a journalist who is often quoted by leading international media outlets as a Hamas affiliate. Madhun is also involved in illegal activities. A source in the Gaza Strip claims that several years ago, Madhun hosted a planning session of the Hamas military wing in one of the GP + offices. The office was bombed shortly afterward by Israel.

Abu Rouk said in a phone call with TPS that he writes for Aljazeera, the Qatari news network affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, for the PALESTINE 24 website and for the Middle East Eye website. These sites are affiliated with Hamas.

Abu Rouk also writes for the London-based Memo Monitor newspaper, which is considered one of the UK’s Muslim Brotherhood’s media sites. Memo’s editor is Daoud Abdullah, one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s top British leaders. Another senior official is Ibrahim Hewitt, who is also affiliated with the Brotherhood in the UK.

Memo monitor writers often express support for Corbyn and the Labour party, and the party receives particularly sympathetic coverage by the Memo website.

Speaking to TPS, Abu Rouk specifically stated that he agrees to work with the Israeli media, which he usually boycotts, only if it is done through the Memo office in London.

Another senior reporter at Memo is Motasem Dalloul, a resident of the Gaza Strip. Dalloul edits the website “Days of Palestine” which is affiliated with Hamas. A source in the Gaza Strip reports that Dalloul is one of the leaders of Hamas’ English language propaganda campaign. He also edits the English content on Hamas’ official Al-Risala website.

Connecting the Dots

Abu Rouk readily admits to his work in the various media outlets, which are affiliated with Hamas, and the fact that he ran the Corbyn support page, alongside Labour activists, but he denies any connection to Dalloul. Dalloul also claims that he does not know Abu Rouk. The two, residents of the Gaza Strip, work for the same newspapers, which express open support for Corbyn and identify with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, yet they deny any connection or acquaintance. However, when Dalloul was injured several years ago, Abu Rouk took to social media to post his well wishes and prayers for his “dearest friend” Dalloul.

In addition to his activities in media outlets of extreme Islamic nature, Abu Rouk advocates for the boycott of the Israeli media. Like him, Corbyn’s support page is boycotting important British media sources and prohibits the uploading of content or links from the Daily Mail and the London Sun.

Abu Rouk is a BDS activist involved in several BDS organizations. He writes for Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), an organization known for its extreme positions and its support for boycotts of Israel and its ties with BDS movement. He also promotes the so-called Freedom Flotillas to the Gaza Strip on behalf of a British organization called Viva Palestina.

Viva Palestina was founded by former British Labour Member of Parliament George Galloway, who was expelled from the party over anti-Semitism. Kevin O’Banden, the association’s secretary-general, met with Hamas leader Khaled Mashal in the Gaza Strip in 2009, as Galloway’s deputy.

Another one of the organizers in the flotilla effort is Khadijah Hassan, a supporter of Corbyn.

Hassan, British in origin, converted to Islam and moved to the Gaza Strip under the auspices of the Hamas Religious Scholars Association. She is active in Labour and most of her activities are in the boycott organizations against Israel.

Viva Palestina, which is registered in the UK, operates under the instructions of senior Hamas official Zaher Birawi, who has also been identified by Israel’s security service as one of the top Hamas representatives in the United Kingdom. A source in the Gaza Strip told TPS that Birawi is responsible for all Hamas-UK relations and they call him the holder of the “Corbyn-Hamas file.”

The Annexation Myth

Benjamin Netanyahu: “The time has come to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and to also arrange the status of all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, those within the blocs and those not within the blocs. They will be part of the State of Israel.”
NOTICE he did not say Annexation? The definition of Annexation (Latin ad, to, and nexus, joining) is the administrative action and concept in international law relating to the forcible acquisition of one state’s territory by another state and is generally held to be an illegal act.
In order for Israel to annex the Jordan Valley and Judea and Samaria/Shomron, the territory would have to belong to another sovereignty. The San Remo resolution by the League of Nations gave sovereign title of all of Eretz Yisrael to the Jewish Community via the Mandate for Palestine.
The act of applying sovereignty is not the same as annexation as one applies sovereignty to territory that is already under one’s sovereign title by treaty law (Treaties of Sevres, Versailles and the Israeli-Jordanian Peace Treaty) …!

Surely one would not espouse that Eretz Yisrael is the sovereign territory of the “All Palestine government” which was seated in Gaza and led by Haj Amin al Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem!!!