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Monday, November 19, 2012

ActionIsrael Announcements: November 19, 2012

The Solidarity Meeting at HEA Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7:00 pm at HEA, as below.

1. International media buying Hamas stories?
2. Local Colorado Solidarity meeting tomorrow night

*1. It is a long-standing tradition for American and other media reporters and journalists to stay at the American Colony Hotel and bar in East Jerusalem and use the same sources for their stories. Is this happening again? The front page of the Denver Post, the homepage of many Internet servers, and various international media are highlighting what they call "civilian deaths" caused by the IDF and have neglected to report that Israel is carefully targeting missile and arms sites in Gaza. See the below article for one example. Hamas has intentionally located their weapons caches in schools, hospitals, private homes, and (as below) beneath athletic fields. Write to your local media with information.

** 2. Community Solidarity Meeting Tues., Nov. 20: 7:00 pm at Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St., Denver 80237 (just south of Hampden Ave.) For more info: Janet Sherman, JCRC/AJF, 303.316.6490

IDF Blows Up Hamas Soccer Field-Missile Site
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu IDF Blows Up Hamas Soccer Field-Missile Site- Arutz Sheva

The IDF Sunday night bombed a Gaza City soccer field that camouflaged a Hamas underground missile launching site it used to attack Tel Aviv last Friday.

Use of the soccer field to attack Israel explains several Hamas claims in the past that Israel has attacked children playing soccer.

Covering an underground missile site with a soccer field is part of Hamas's strategy to use civilian sites for terrorist activities.

The strategy has been effective in causing deaths to civilians who live in homes that are used to house terrorists or serve as weapons depots.

Hamas has claimed that dozens of civilians have been killed in Operation Pillar of Defense, and mainstream media has repeated the claims without verification.

The IDF reiterated to Arutz Sheva on Monday that it knows of no injuries to journalists, as claimed by Hamas and repeated by foreign media after the Air Force bombed a Hamas communications antenna on Sunday.

The Air Force also eliminated two terrorists on a motorcycle Monday. Hamas initially told media the terrorists were journalists but later retracted the claim. 


If the reports we are receiving tell the whole story. a ceasefire in the Gaza War in the next few days seems unlikely. This means that Israel will probably launch a ground offensive sometime this week. They have 16,000 troops in position and the government has authorized the mobilization of up to 30,000 reservists. Israel would not go to this effort and expense just to scare Hamas.

Israel is probably waiting to allow IDF air power to soften targets on the ground, and also to show a degree of restraint to the world. They want to say “See: we tried to stop the rockets without invading Gaza, but it was not enough and we cannot let our citizens in Israel live like this”.

When Israel does invade it will be a major escalation of the conflict. The IDF ground forces will be unstoppable. Then Israel’s real opponents will identify themselves by their cry for restraint and a ceasefire.

Now is the time to write The Denver Post and other newspapers to say that America should let Israel do the job. Talk shows are even better venues. Stay active.

We will be sending these updates daily while the war builds and continues. Here is a short news update.

Dr. Neil G. Dobro
Chair, Americans Against Terrorism


After quiet night, rockets begin anew in southern Israel
LAST UPDATED: 11/19/2012 06:35

Terrorists in Gaza renew rocket fire after desisting from launches overnight; Israeli strikes in Gaza kill nine through the night, target police station in Gaza City.

REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Terrorists in the Gaza strip renewed their fire Monday morning after a relatively quiet night on the Israeli front, setting off the red alerts in southern towns.

Israeli strikes in Gaza killed nine people overnight Sunday, Palestinian sources reported. One of the strikes hit a police station in Gaza City. The IDF also hit over 80 rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip overnight Sunday, in addition to tunnels, training camps, weapons caches and terror cells that fired on Israel in recent days, bringing the grand total of targets to 1,350 since the start of Operation Pillar of Defense on Wednesday.

Hamas fired its most intense rocket salvos yet on southern Israel on Sunday, as it and other terrorist factions launched 120 rockets into Israel during the day, including two Fajr-5 missiles at Tel Aviv on Sunday evening.

Both were intercepted over the Dan region.

The IAF struck over 120 targets in Gaza, and targeted senior operational Hamas terrorists orchestrating attacks on Israeli communities.

Seventy-six rockets exploded during the course of the day in southern Israel, with Ashdod coming under its heaviest barrage yet by seven Grad rockets. Six were intercepted and one smashed into a residential building, wounding two residents lightly. The Iron Dome intercepted 38 rockets heading for built-up areas on Sunday.

Soon after the Ashdod grad salvo on Sunday afternoon, the IDF targeted the home of the head of Hamas’s rocket program, Yahiya Abiya.

Army sources said Abiya was directly responsible for the majority of the rockets that have been fired at Israel.

It was unclear whether Abiya was hurt.

Palestinian medical sources said 11 people died in the bombing of the three-story building.

The Ma’an News Agency reported that the number of Palestinian dead since the current round of violence began last Wednesday afternoon rose to at least 72 on Sunday, with hundreds wounded.

Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Gaza Attacks Update from AAT

The Palestinian terror offensive from Gaza has already taken the lives of three Jewish Israelis. One of them was a mother of three kids all under the age of 5 who was also 7 months pregnant. The Israeli government is totally justified in defending their citizens by whatever means necessary.

AAT has been strategizing how best to organize a response. For one, we have been in consultation with the leadership of Allied Jewish Federation about the possibility of a community meeting this week. We are also contemplating holding a statewide rally at the State Capitol if a ground war is launched by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). If that were to happen it would certainly inflict a heavy toll on the terror capabilities of Hamas, but would also cost Israel in at least some Jewish blood. At that point many countries in the world will accuse the IDF of war crimes and begin to call for “restraint.
Our strong response here in Denver can set a tone around the country. Please watch for these AAT updates, analysis and possible calls to action.
Dr. Neil Dobro for The Steering Committee of AAT

Analysis: Cease-fire or ground offensive?

11/18/2012 01:17

Cessation of rockets would likely lead to end of the operation.

Four days into the operation to repress the rocket fire long afflicting the South, Israel and Hamas have reached a crossroads. It is possible, at this stage, to scale back the conflict and reach a cease-fire, if Hamas ends its indiscriminate attacks on Israeli civilians, and if it has internalized the fact that the days in which it could freely terrorize southern Israel have passed.

With nearly 1,000 key Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets destroyed in waves of Israel Air Force strikes (made possible by painstaking intelligence efforts), Hamas has sustained considerable damage. It has lost its military commander, key operational figures and most of its strategic long-range missile caches, as well as a respectable portion of its medium-range rocket stockpile.

Hamas is sporadically firing on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, in part to hide the fact that its long-range threat has been largely destroyed, despite its access to a small number of remaining projectiles that can reach deep into Israel.

It is the South that is on the receiving end of most of the Hamas attacks.

The IDF fully expected Hamas to respond this way. The Iron Dome batteries have created an aerial blanket over Israel’s cities, sparing Israel many casualties and scenes of mayhem, and enabling the IDF to proceed according to its plan without sudden changes.

From now on, it seems, continued rocket salvos on our cities will be met with increasingly firm steps, while a cessation of rockets would likely lead to an end of the operation.

Hamas may, however, decide to keep to its jihadi ideology, and keep up appearances among the terror factions of Gaza, by continuing its war on Israeli civilians.

To deal with such a development, the IDF has been amassing infantry brigades, armored vehicles and all the necessary support components on the Gaza border. The sizable military force waiting at the gates of Gaza is no bluff.

The goal of a ground offensive would not be to topple the Hamas regime, but rather to inflict enormous damage on critical Hamas terrorist infrastructure.

A ground offensive carries risks for soldiers, and the IDF is braced for the possibility of casualties.

Hamas would find itself on the receiving end of overwhelming force, and might struggle to recover from the confrontation.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 14th Meeting - Speaker: Dr. Robert Zubrin

November 14th Speaker: Dr. Robert Zubrin

Dear Friends,

Just a quick reminder, the November meeting has been rescheduled from the 21st to
the 14th.
That is this week. Since there were hundreds of emails and events sent to political
activists leading up the the dissapointing results this past Tuesday, additional
emails for the meeting were not sent out.
The meeting does have a speaker and we hope you can attend. The informaiton is below.
Please visit now and share this message with others.

You can also text JGOP to 22828 to add to the email list.


November 14th Speaker: Dr. Robert Zubrin

Robert Zubrin is a New Atlantis contributing editor, a fellow at the Center for
Security Policy, and the president of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace engineering
R&D firm. He also leads the Mars Society, an international organization dedicated
to furthering space exploration. For many years, he worked as a senior engineer
for Lockheed Martin. He holds a doctorate in nuclear engineering, and has nine U.S.
patents granted or pending. In addition, he is the author of the critically acclaimed
nonfiction books The Case for Mars, Entering Space, and Mars on Earth ; the science fiction novels The Holy Land and First Landing ; and articles in Scientific American, The New Atlantis, American Enterprise, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He has appeared on major media including
CNN, C-SPAN, the BBC, the Discovery Channel, the Science Channel, NBC, ABC, and

Mr. Zubrin's latest book, Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal
Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism,
is the newest addition to the New Atlantis Books series. Merchants of Despair traces
the pedigree of the ideology that human beings are a cancer upon the Earth - a species
whose aspirations and appetites are endangering the natural order - and exposes
its deadly consequences in startling and horrifying detail. It exposes the worst
crimes perpetrated by this antihumanist movement, including eugenics campaigns
in the United States and genocidal anti-development and population-control programs
around the world. And it provides scientific refutations to antihumanism's major
pseudo-scientific claims, including its modern tirades against nuclear power, pesticides,
population growth, biotech foods, resource depletion, industrial development, and,
most recently, fear-mongering about global warming. The book's official homepage
Mr. Zubrin's 2007 book on energy policy, Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror
by Breaking Free of Oil, was excerpted in The New Atlantishere.
He discussed his book in a lecture at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in November
2007. The book's official homepage is

In connection with his writings on energy policy, Mr. Zubrin occasionally contributes
to the "Set America Free" blog.

Mr. Zubrin can be reached at zubrin

Monday, November 5, 2012

CUT Awards - Please pass on to your friends

CUT Breakfast
Dear Friends,

For those who want an opportunity to rub elbows one more time with some champions
of lower taxes, the CUT annual awards will be November 10th this month.
For our organization friends not in services Saturday morning, please do make reservations
as soon as you can. To the rest, have a restful Shabbos.
Gregory Golyansky
J-GOP President

Colorado Union of Taxpayer Annual Award Breakfast
- Saturday, November 10, 2012

Where & When
Date: Saturday, November 10, 8:00m

Independence Institute Freedom Embassy
727 e 16th Ave


CUT Membership Event
Annual Breakfast to Honor
2012 Taxpayer Champions and Guardians
Senators Shawn Mitchell and Tim Neville
Representatives Don Beezley and Randy Baumgardner
727 E 16th Ave., DENVER
WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet Cost $15.00
RSVP: 303-759-9936 or 303-747-2159
Mail Payment: CUT, PO Box 24594, Denver CO 80224
Deadline for reservations: November 5.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fw: Fwd: The Democrats' Jewish problem by Harry Stein

The Democrats' Jewish Problem  by Harry Stein  A new book revisits an uncomfortable—and ongoing—history.  October 23, 2012   

Herbert Hoover and the Jews: The Origins of the "Jewish Vote" and  Bipartisan Support for Israel, by Sonja Schoepf Wentling and Rafael  Medoff (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 238 pp., $15)    As a Jewish liberal-turned-conservative, I am asked the question with  mind-numbing regularity: how can Jewish voters remain so attached to a  Democratic Party seemingly so often hostile to their interests? Given  Barack Obama's stance toward an Israel facing the threat of Iranian  nuclear annihilation, needless to say, that question has been posed  with particular urgency and confusion during the 2012 campaign.