Saturday, December 31, 2005

John Adams, John Q. Adams

John Adams, America’s second president, wrote in his diary on Feb. 22, 1756: “Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God . . . What a Utopia, what a Paradise would this region be” (William Federer, America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations, 1996, p. 5).

Almost a decade later Adams wrote in his notes for A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, February 1765: “I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant, and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth” (ibid.).

John Adams’ son, John Quincy Adams, who became the sixth president of the United States, wrote a letter to his son in September 1811, while serving as U.S. ambassador to Russia. He had been pleased to hear that his son was reading the Bible daily.

“I have myself, for many years, made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year . . . My custom is to read four to five chapters every morning immediately after rising from my bed . . . It is essential, my son, in order that you may go through life with comfort to yourself, and usefulness to your fellow-creatures, that you should form and adopt certain rules or principles, for the government of your own conduct and temper . . .

“It is in the Bible, you must learn them, and from the Bible how to practice them. Those duties are to God, to your fellow-creatures, and to yourself. ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, and thy neighbor as thy self.’ On these two commandments, Jesus Christ expressly says, ‘hang all the law and the prophets’; that is to say, the whole purpose of Divine Revelation is to inculcate them efficaciously upon the minds of men . . .” (Federer, p. 16).

It's good and pleasant to see my ancestors quoted!

The EU about to enter the twilight zone?

Intl. Intelligence
Walker's World: The EU's grim year

UPI Editor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- After a grim year of slow growth, riots and terror attacks from its Muslim immigrant underclass, rows over its budget and two thumping rejections by Dutch and French voters of its planned new constitution, the European Union's leaders can hardly wait for 2005 to be over to make a fresh start in the New Year.

Sadly, they will find the same old, familiar agenda waiting for them. It is an agenda that is likely to mean more rows over Turkish accession to the EU, divisions over what to do about Russia's use of its energy power to bully Ukraine, anguish over immigration, and a great deal more rhetoric about economic reform but only modest action.

To understand the depth of the EU gloom and the nature of the divisions, it is worth taking a close look at the 68-page report from the high priests of the European movement. Calling themselves "The Friends of Europe," this high-level group of EU movers and shakers have conferred on what to do next, and come up with very slim and not at all ambitious answer.

The Friends advocate pursuing economic reform, not through the EU itself, but through the mechanism of the eurozone, the sub-group of 12 (out of 25) EU nations who use the common currency. They propose that the Commission, the EU's executive arm, reform itself and come up with some new ideas. And they suggest drafting a shorter, simpler and clearer new Treaty (shrinking from the word Constitution) to help define the EU's future progress.

It is as if Moses had come down from Mount Sinai with just two Commandments, one saying, "Be nice to one another," and the other, "Have a nice day."

The Friends of Europe heavyweights who drafted the report "Getting Europe Back on Track" include Pascal Lamy, former EU commissioner and now head of the World Trade Organization; Carl Bildt, former Swedish prime minister; Giuliano Amato, former Italian prime minister; Javier Solana, former secretary-general of NATO and now the EU's diplomatic chief; Peter Mandelson, EU Trade commissioner; Paul Revray, Europe director of the Trilateral Commission, Joachim Bitterlich, former German national security adviser, and so on.

They are the custodian idealists of the great European dream, the true believers in ever more Europe and ever more integration, the Euro-elite who have helped steer the grand project forward -- until it faltered this year. And they beat their breasts and mourn at the way they have lost touch with people they were supposed to be leading into the bright new Euro-tomorrow.

"In the hectic journey through enlargement and the Constitution, we forgot the sovereign, the citizen, his trust and our credibility," writes Bitterlich.

"The EU is often perceived as part of this process of globalization that threatens us," notes Lamy.

"Today's politicians have lost all sense of idealism regarding the European integration project, and after a decade of raging inter-governmentalism, are driven essentially by naked nationalism," writes Revray.

"Few things have been as misdirected and counterproductive as all the talk about safeguarding some imaginary European social model. It has created the impression that change and globalization is something that is threatening and dangerous, and that the task of politics is to resist change. It has been truly damaging to Europe as a whole," writes Bildt.

Taken together, these gloomy analyses sound like a ruling class that has lost confidence in itself and in its mission. But the former Swedish prime minister then goes on to make a genuinely new and fresh contribution to the EU debate.

"We must understand that we are at the beginning of the creation of a new European economy in the context of a rapidly changing global economy. The stagnation in some of the central economies isn't the really interesting story at the moment -- the interesting story is the success of the radical reform policies initiated by Estonia a decade ago and recently reinvigorated by Slovakia. Over time, the success of these reforms, and the new growth opportunities they are creating, will influence all the other European economies," Bildt notes.

The reforms that have been adopted in these Eastern European countries include the flat tax, low corporation taxes, deregulated labor markets, a clear welcome to foreign investment -- an aggressive adoption of what French and German politicians sneer at as "the Anglo-Saxon agenda" of free markets and free trade.

But these are the kinds of reform that were supposedly adopted by the EU at their Lisbon summit five years ago, adopted but not enacted and never very seriously tried.

Peter Berry, who is not one of the aging grandees in the Friends of Europe group, but instead the much younger editor of the online journal EuropaWorld, says the real question is "whether Europe actually wants to be led at the present time at all?"

"We may have a Europe of the 25, but it is a Europe of 25 troubled and fractious countries, uncertain as to their future direction on almost all fronts," he suggests.

"In the absence of a clear, rational and coherent European perspective, member states are therefore dancing on the European stage to the tunes played by their electorates back home. Some look forward, others back; some embrace grand solutions, others the minimalist option. The major issues, the constitution, the economy, sustainable development, migration, foreign and security policy and now budgetary reform are themselves becoming, by proxy, a new set of European battlefields," Berry argues.

That is where Berry, speaking for the Europhile young generation, meets the older generation of the Friends. They both want to reinvigorate the Commission, and revive its traditional mission as custodian of the European idea and powerhouse for the planning and reform to drive it forward. That was the role the Commission played until the 1990s, when the nation states decided it had become too potent under Jacques Delors and it was time for the national governments to take over.

Even if adopted (and the national governments would not much like it), such a revival of the Commission would revive the old arguments about Brussels elitism and grand bureaucratic projects that have little public support or democratic legitimacy. The lesson of 2005 is that Europe's citizens do not want "more Europe," but simply prefer good jobs and schools and pensions and health care they can rely on.

Or as Commissioner Mandelson put it to the Friends of Europe: "The jobs and living standards argument for Europe no longer rings true." European voters no longer see the EU as guaranteeing the prosperity and security they have come to expect. Until they do, the EU will continue to falter.


The emphasis was mine, since biblical prophecy clearly reveals Europe will ultimately be composed of the TOP TEN nations in their unholy union, the final revival of the unholy Roman Empire of the GERMAN NATION, spellbound by Germany and the Jesuits, as Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall warns.

Mexicans Hire Bush Advisor to Stop US Border, Illegal Immigration Reforms

Mexicans Hire Bush Advisor to Stop US Border, Illegal Immigration Reforms

by Nathan Tabor and Jim Kouri -

In a move that has many proponents of tough US border security and illegal immigration reforms scratching their heads in puzzlement, Mexican President Vincente Fox recently retained the services of a well-known Republican strategist to help stop the rising tide of public outcry over poor border security and rampant illegal immigration.
President Fox reportedly rehired the public relations man and GOP political consultant who is credited with helping Fox win the presidency in 2000. Fox wants Rob Allyn to curtail what he perceives as a growing anti-immigration political juggernaut, especially when it comes to illegal aliens from Mexico.

When the House of Representatives passed a key bill that would provide an additional 700 miles of border fencing on the US-Mexican border, and would make illegally entering the US a felony, Fox denounced the measure as shameful. His foreign minister called it stupid and underhanded.

The Mexican government's comments about US policy appears to have backfired, with many Americans demanding Mexico butt out of American politics and policy.../

These border problems, potentially dead serious, are reminiscent of the Book of Judges. Due to our national sins, God is letting us begin to suffer the curses/consequences of our actions (Dan. 9:11).

As prophesied for the descendants of Jacob-Israel, the Gentile minority role reversal and tables turned is plaguing us and will only get worse unless we remember our Hebrew roots and biblical responsibilities and act accordingly without hesitation or apology, so help us God.

Beyond Babylon

Friday, December 30, 2005

The Holocaust Industry

The Holocaust WAS an industry for GERMANY, and according to biblical prophecies the next holocaust (against the American, British and Jewish peoples primarily) WILL become an industry for the GERMAN-JESUIT EU.

Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall



Now that the supreme ruler of Bosnia, able to sack elected politicians, overturn constitutions and rule without accountability, Paddy Ashdown, is stepping down it is worth recognising his true nature by looking at those he admires:

"There can be no peace nor co-existence between the Islamic Faith and non Islamic institutions....The Islamic movement must and can take power as soon as it is morally and numerically strong enough not only to destroy the Islamic power but to build a new Islamic one". Alia Izetbegovic the President of Bosnia (the Muslim Declaration of 1969)

"He became the father of his people - the person who did more than any other to ensure the survival of the modern state of Bosnia and Herzegovina." Lord "Paddy" Ashdown at Alia Izetbegovic funeral October 2003

For the full story of Ashdown in Bosnia go to the Freenations website.



Jerusalem: Monday, January 9; Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Washington, D.C.: Friday-Monday, February 17-20, 2006

Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi

Secretary General,
Italian Muslim Assembly

Muslim Co-Founder and Co-Chairman,
Islam-Israel Fellowship,
Root & Branch Association, Ltd.

LIBERATED YERUSHALIYIM, D.C. (David's Capital), Liberated Israelite Tribal Territories of Yehudah and Binyamin, Kingdom of David and Shlomo, United Israelite Kingdom of Yehudah and Yosef, Fifth Day of Chanukah, Erev Shabbat (Eve of the Jewish Sabbath), Yom Shishi, 29 Kislev, 5766, (Gregorian Date: December 30, 2005), (Hijri Date: 28 Thul Quada, 1426), Root & Branch Information Services [] []:

Table of Contents:

1. "Islam and the Noahide Laws" (English)


Special Session of the Sanhedrin:
The Covenant of B'nei NoaH and Their Pact

Dati-Leumi Synagogue
22 Hai Taib Street
Har Nof

Monday, January 9, 2006/9 Teveth, 5766, 10:30-11:00 a.m.


2. "Wahhabi World War Three: How the West Can Win (Part One)" (English)


Root & Branch Lecture Series
Orthodox Union Israel Center
22 Keren HaYesod Street

Wednesday, January 11, 2006/11 Tevet, 5766, 12:30 p.m.


3. "Wahhabi World War Three: How the West Can Win (Part Two)" (English)


Intelligence Summit

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202

Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20, 2006
(date and time of Sheikh Palazzi Address to be announced)


Dr. Robert Katz
John J. Loftus, Esq.
Mr. Steven Lutz
Mr. Lee Mason
Mr. Adam Shaneson
Mr. Scott Swanson


4. Interview with Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi

"The Anti-Terror, Pro-Israel Sheikh"

copyright (c) 2005 BY DR. JAMIE GLAZOV []
September 12, 2005


5. "Orthodox Islamic Perceptions of Jihad and Martyrdom"


Address by Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi
to the International Conference on Countering Suicide Terrorism,
Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzlyia
February 20-23, 2000


1. "Islam and the Noahide Laws" (English)


Special Session of the Sanhedrin:
The Covenant of B'nei NoaH and Their Pact

Dati-Leumi Synagogue
22 Hai Taib Street
Har Nof

Monday, January 9, 2006/9 Teveth, 5766, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

"For then will I turn to the people a pure language,
that they may all call upon the name of the LORD,
to serve Him with one consent"

[Zephaniah 3:9]


Luncheon Fee: NIS 50

Reservations for the Luncheon must be made in advance at: 050-882-7080
Messages may be left at: 02-566-1962, 050-822-1537

Mailing address:
47 Rahel Imenu Street,
93228 Jerusalem

Public separate seating in the synagogue women's section

Morning Session

Chairman: Rabbi Professor Hillel Weiss

10:30-11:00: "Islam and the Noahide Laws"


Secretary General,
Italian Muslim Assembly

Muslim Co-Founder and Co-Chairman,
Islam-Israel Fellowship,
Root & Branch Association, Ltd.

Vocal Critic of Saudi Wahhabism ("Militant Islam"),
Ardent Supporter of Israel

Visiting Israel from Italy


11:00-11:30: "B'nei NoaH and the Gentiles"


Head of Yeshivath Ohr Vi-Yeshua,
Rabbi of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa


11:30-12:00: "B'nei NoaH and World Peace"


Segan Av Beith Ha-Din (Vice Chairman) of the Sanhedrin,
Head of The Court for B'nei NoaH

Afternoon Session

12:00-12:30 "The Reparation after the Flood"


Chairman of N.G.O. "Meir Panim"
and "KoaH Latet" (The Power to Give)


12:30-13:00: "The 'Tikkun' for Gentiles Residing in Israel"


One of the original founders of the 'teshuvah' movement in the former U.S.S.R.,
webmaster of the largest Jewish website in the Russian language


13:00-13:40: "The Meaning of the Noahide Commandments"


Nassi (President) of the Sanhedrin


13:45 : Luncheon of the Pact



Av Beith Ha-Din of the Sanhedrin


Head of Yeshivath Hut Shel Hessed

Pledge of Allegiance by the B'nei NoaH before the Sanhedrin:


Master of Ceremonies


14:35: Message of The Nassi to the B'nei NoaH


Nassi (President) of the Sanhedrin


15:00: "Acceptance of Noahide Commandments before the Court"


Segan Av Beith Ha-Din (Vice Chairman) of the Sanhedrin,
Head of The Court for B'nei NoaH


15:20: Singing of Psalms


15:27: Introduction of the visiting Noahides, and Reading and Explanation of the Pledge



15:45: Pledge of Allegiance by the visiting B'nei NoaH

Statement of Recognition and Presentation of Certificates
to the new High Council of B'nei NoaH


16:00: "The Noahide Movement"


Senior Archaeologist,
key builder of the Noahide Movement,
Founder and Head of the Vendyl Jones Research Institute


16:15: "The Importance of the High Council of B'nei NoaH"


Author, "The Riddle of The Exodus" (© Lightcatcher Productions)
Official speaker of the new Noahide Council


16:35: Summation and Concluding Remarks


Secretary of the Sanhedrin


16:45: Minhah Service (Afternoon Prayers)


2. "Wahhabi World War Three: How the West Can Win (Part One)" (English)


Root & Branch Lecture Series
Orthodox Union Israel Center
22 Keren HaYesod Street

Wednesday, January 11, 2006/11 Tevet, 5766, 12:30 p.m.



Jewish Co-Founder and Co-Chairman,
Islam-Israel Fellowship,
Root & Branch Association, Ltd.

Opening Remarks:


Founder and President, Root & Branch Association, Ltd. (incorporated 1981);
Swarthmore College '79 (B.A. with Special Major in Religion and the Philosophy of Science)

Master of Ceremonies:


Editor and Writer

Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Place: Seymour J. Abrams Orthodox Union Jerusalem World Center ("Israel Center")
22 Keren HaYesod Street, Jerusalem
Admission: FREE Journalists
FREE Israel Center Life Members
NIS 25 Israel Center Non-Members
NIS 20 Israel Center Members
NIS 10 Students

Language: English
Information: Telephone (dialing from Israel) 02-566-7787
(dialing from abroad) 972-2-566-7787


3. "Wahhabi World War Three: How the West Can Win (Part Two)" (English)


Intelligence Summit

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202

Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20, 2006
(date and time of Sheikh Palazzi Address to be announced)


Dr. Robert Katz
John J. Loftus, Esq.
Mr. Steven Lutz
Mr. Lee Mason
Mr. Adam Shaneson
Mr. Scott Swanson

4. "The Anti-Terror, Pro-Israel Sheikh"

copyright (c) 2005 BY JAMIE GLAZOV []
September 12, 2005


R&B Editor's Note:
The Islam-Israel Fellowship of the Root & Branch Association, Ltd. thanks FrontPage Magazine Managing Editor Dr. Jamie Glazov for conducting this interview with Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi


5. "Orthodox Islamic Perceptions of Jihad and Martyrdom"


Address by Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi
to the February 20-23, 2000 International Conference on Countering Suicide Terrorism sponsored by the Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzlyia

Excerpt from Address by Sheikh Palazzi:

"Countries like Sudan, Iran and Afghanistan are easily identified as radical, totalitarian and enemies of the Western world, but their contribution to the international network of pseudo-Islamic fundamentalism is insignificant. On the contrary, the powerful structure of the Muslim Brotherhood is mainly supported by those countries which are regarded as moderate or 'friends of the West': Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Arab Emirates".

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Daniel Pipes' hypocrisy continues

My Gloom by Daniel Pipes at Frontpage magazine is more of DP's BS.

A better title for Daniel Pipes article would be "My Hypocrisy" since he aids and abets terrorists with his support for an accursed "Palestine." For a realistic way on how to deal with terrorists, within Israel or America or the West, Rabbi Meir Kahane offered excellent advice in 1987:

USA Must Have Guts to Terrorize Terrorists!

Don't let Shimon Peres get away with murder!

On Israel National Radio: "Shimon Peres ordered the murder of Yitzhak Rabin"

Israeli David Rutstein appeared on Israel National Radio this week and leveled his most serious charge ever: Shimon Peres ordered the murder of Yitzhak Rabin. The radio host Alex Tramain's reaction to this politically explosive charge appears as if Shimon murdering Yitzhak is known by all and is just part of history.

Although Alex, the host, is laid back and easy going, Israelnationalnews and have a right wing reputation. So David Rutstein reminds his audience that the Rabin murder can influence the coming election in Israel. Regardless of political beliefs, Left, Right or Center, all should be deeply concerned about bringing the killers of Yitzhak Rabin to justice. All are encouraged to join the pursuit for justice for Yitzhak Rabin. Don't let Shimon Peres get away with murder!

David Rutstein interview -
Israel National Radio's 12 minute interview with David Rutstein is available at this site, but is only available at Israel National Radio until Sunday as part of an hour show.

"Shimon Peres ordered the murder of Yitzhak Rabin" according to David Rutstein

Hebrew sites:,,,,

English sites:
Barry Chamish and Kempler video blog

The Kempler video proves that Yigal Amir shot blanks. The 10 minute video is available online.

Barry Chamish and David Rutstein, both Israeli citizens, publicly state that Shimon Peres ordered the murder of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of blessed memory and NO ONE SUES THEM!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Truth About NEW YEAR'S!

The Truth About NEW YEAR'S!

How did the celebration of New Year's Eve begin? Why is the beginning of a year placed in the middle of a dead winter? And where did the many customs surrounding it originate?

by William H. Ellis

MOST people carelessly assume that celebrating New Year's Eve is a Christian custom.

But did the practice of "waiting the old year out" really come from the Bible?

Is January 1 the true beginning of a new year? Who has the AUTHORITY to determine when a new year begins?

An Ancient Pagan Custom

New Year's is one of the oldest and most universal of all pagan TRADITIONS! The custom of celebrating it has remained essentially unchanged for 4,000 years!

"There is scarcely a people, ancient or modern, savage or civilized," writes Theodor H. Gaster, in his definitive book "New Year", "which has not observed it ... in one form or another. Yet no other festival has been celebrated on so many different dates or in so many seemingly different ways."

In ancient Babylon, New Year's festivals were closely bound to the pagan feast called "Christmas" today. The little-known connection of New Year's with Christmas is made clear in our free booklet, "The PLAIN TRUTH About CHRISTMAS!" If you haven't read it before, write for it immediately.

When and how did New Year's celebrations originate? Who began the custom?

Notice the proof of history.

"Mesopotamia," writes Earl W. Count, "is the very ancient Mother of Civilization. Christmas began there, OVER FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AGO, as the festival which renewed the world for another year. The 'twelve days' of Christmas; the bright fires and probably the Yule log; the giving of presents; the carnivals with their floats, their merrymakings and clownings, the mummers who sing and play from house to house; the feastings; the church processions with their lights and song -- all these and more began there centuries before Christ was born. And they celebrated THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW YEAR!" ("4000 Years of Christmas", pp. 20-21.)

That is how it began. The celebration of New Year's began in ancient Babylonia in Mesopotamia. It was a pagan custom of ancient sun-worship 2000 years before the birth of Jesus.

The celebration of New Year's is never once commanded in the Bible. Jesus and the apostles never observed it. Moses forbade it!

Don't say "it doesn't matter." It does matter to God whether we adopt the customs of the heathen. Your Bible says, "Learn not the way of the heathen" (Jeremiah 10:2).

PHOTO CAPTION: New York's famed Times Square at midnight, December 31, as thousands gather to usher in the pagan Roman New Year. The undampended spirits of the crowd bring to mind the ancient Roman Saturnalia. Probably not one in the crowd really understands how Christ will solve the troubles brought on this world by its foolish pagan traditions!

A Pagan Roman Feast

The New Year's festivities that had originated in Babylon found their way to Greece and finally to Rome. The Romans called it "Saturnalia" -- in honor of Saturn. Among them it was extremely popular -- a time of revelings, drinking bouts, orgies -- finally ending in HUMAN SACRIFICE!

"The first day of the Saturnalia shifted during the lifetime of Rome ... it began around the middle of December ... and continued until January first. In its midst was December twenty-fifth, the day, as the Romans calculated, when the sun was at its lowest ebb ...." (E. W. Count's "4000 Years of Christmas", page 28.)

It was Julius Caesar, Emperor of pagan Rome, who instituted the New Year's festival on January first. In 46 B. C., Caesar adopted the Julian calendar. He transferred to the first of January ALL of the licentious customs surrounding the Roman Saturnalia!

Accepted by "Church Fathers"

But how did such a thoroughly pagan day ever insinuate itself into our modern "Christian" calendar?

Read the answer from church history -- about 375 A.D. This is the period Emperor Constantine imposed "Christianity" on the Roman world.

"There were many immigrants into the ranks of the Christians by this time," writes Earl W. Count. "The Church Fathers discovered to their alarm that they were also facing an invasion of pagan customs. The habit of Saturnalia was too strong to be left behind. At first the Church forbade it, but in vain" (page 31).

Rather than resist the influence of pagan customs, the Catholic Church fathers compromised!

"The Church finally succeeded in taking the merriment, the greenery, the lights, and the gifts from Saturn and giving them to the Babe of Bethlehem .... The pagan Romans became Christians -- but the Saturnalia remained!" (E.W. Count, page 31.)

Modern Christians have gone A STEP FURTHER!

Rather than present a gift to Jesus Christ on the day they falsely assume to be His birthday, the world is busily trading presents among themselves! Christ has been not only forgotten at Christmas time, but is not so much as toasted amidst the partying of New Year's Eve!

During the Middle Ages many of the ancient Roman customs were maintained and augmented by the incoming heathen rites of the Teutonic peoples. It was during this period that the customary yule log and mistletoe were added to the popular New Year's festivities. The yule log is a carry-over from the bonfires of sun-worship, and mistletoe is a parasite used in Druid rites as a symbol of sex-worship!

As Teutonic customs were added, the date of New Year's celebrations was temporarily changed to March 25, to coincide with the Germanic spring rites of fertility.

Finally Pope Gregory re-instituted the ancient pagan Roman date of January first. He imposed it on the whole Western world in 1582 when his Gregorian calendar "reforms" were accepted. All Roman Catholic countries accepted this change AT ONCE! Sweden, Germany, Denmark and England, the strongholds of Druid customs, finally acquiesced to Rome in the 1700's!

The Modern Attitude of Compromise

Today, New Year's Eve has become a time for people to wallow in excesses of liquor! The modern attitude seems to be, "have a wild time on New Year's Eve, and turn over a new leaf on New Year's Day!"

New Year's resolutions are empty and meaningless, usually trifling matters of jest! Few people make a lasting change.

Most people seem to have convinced themselves that God is out of the picture for good. That God is not concerned with their modern revelings, drunken parties, promiscuous behavior!

What does God have to say about New Year's? Does He condone observing a pagan festival? practicing pagan customs in the name of Christ?

God Labels New Year's "PAGAN"!

God Almighty does not compromise! Notice the Eternal's stern warning to Israel as they conquered the pagan nations of the promised land:

"Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou INQUIRE NOT AFTER THEIR GODS, saying 'How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.' THOU SHALT NOT DO SO UNTO THE ETERNAL THY GOD: for EVERY ABOMINATION to the Eternal, WHICH HE HATETH, have they done to their gods ...." (Deut. 12:30-31.)

What were the customs God hates and condemns in Deuteronomy? What are those pagan rites that are an ABOMINATION to Him?

These very rites and customs practiced in ancient Canaan and Syria included the NEW YEAR'S FESTIVALS! From the ancient Canaanites the Greeks learned the same rites.

Greek God of WINE!

Theodor H. Gaster writes concerning the familiar "New Year's babe":

"Actually the New Year babe is FAR OLDER than he looks. In ancient Greece, it was customary at the great festival of Dionysus to parade a babe cradled in a winnowing basket. This was taken to symbolize the annual (or periodic) rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility!" (New Year.)

Who was this Dionysus?

None other than Bacchus -- the god of wine! In his honor the Greeks held a festival called the "Festival of the Wine-Press" at the time which corresponds to our months of January-February!

Today more alcoholic beverages are consumed during the "holiday season" than at any other time of the year! New Year's Eve is noted for its licentious, wild, and wanton partying. People are deceived by riotous pagan holiday spirits -- for the most part emanating from liquor bottles -- all the while calling it "Christian"!

"Father Time"
Another symbol of New Year's celebrations is equally pagan! It is the familiar figure of a white-haired man carrying a scythe. What does he represent? The ancient Greek god Cronos. It is from the name "Cronos" we derive our "chronograph" which measures time.

Among the Greek gods, Cronos originally cut a swath of HUMAN SACRIFICE with his sharpened scythe! The "silent reaper" anciently "reaped" little children in horrible episodes of mythical CANNIBALISM! This Greek rite of human sacrifice was adopted by ancient Rome, where human sacrifice was practiced at least until 300 A. D.

No wonder God Almighty warns the pagan New Year's celebration is AN ABOMINATION to Him! See Deuteronomy 12:31.

Strange as it seems, the professing Christian world praises and practices customs and days of pagan origin -- thinly cloaking them in "Christian" sounding names! You too, may have accepted these vain traditions of men, never realizing they are PAGAN TO THE CORE!

"In VAIN do they worship me," said Jesus Christ, "teaching for doctrines the commandments of men!"

Jesus said it is possible to WORSHIP GOD -- to venerate the NAME of Christ -- and still do it ALL IN VAIN!

"Full well YE REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD, that ye may keep your own tradition," He continued, "... making the Word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered!" (Mark 7:7, 9, 13.)

Many people will confess, when forced to, the pagan origin of these days. But they stubbornly REFUSE to stop observing them! God is their Judge!

Don't you make this mistake!

When Does God Begin the New Year?

Remember! It is God Almighty who created the Universe. He set the heavenly bodies in their courses at Creation. It is by His "master-clock" that time is determined.

The earth's rotation regulates the length of a day -- the lunar phases indicate the length of a month. And the orbit of the earth around the sun dictates the length of a year!

But ONLY GOD has the AUTHORITY to set the date of the beginning of the new year!

God's sacred calendar year begins in the spring -- not in the middle of a dead winter! Notice Exodus 12:1-2, "And the Eternal spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR TO YOU."

The first month of God's sacred calendar is called, in the Bible, "Abib". It means the month of "green ears." Later, the Jews called it "Nisan" -- a Babylonian word having the same meaning.

It was in the month of Abib or Nisan that Israel came out of Egyptian captivity under Moses (Ex. 34:18). The Hebrew month Abib overlaps the months of March-April on the pagan Roman calendar in use today.

God placed the beginning of the sacred year in the early spring to mark the beginning of the seasonal harvests. The two annual harvests in Palestine foreshadowed God's Plan for the twofold SPIRITUAL harvest of souls to be born into His Kingdom.

Your Bible speaks of a great false religious system which will "think to change times and laws" (Dan. 7:25). This system has deliberately thought to change the beginning of God's calendar year in an attempt to hide God's Plan for the salvation of mankind! But man has no authority to change God's "master-clock."

Satan, however, has cleverly deceived the world into believing the new year begins on January first!

Why National Captivity?

The very same pagan practices God condemns in the Old Testament are being perpetuated in our modern world today!

The very same festivals of paganism adopted by ancient Israel have become an integral part of this modern society!

Read, in II Kings 17:15-18, the reason why God Almighty took ancient Israel into captivity: "And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them!"

What was the result of Israel following the customs of the heathen nations around them?

"Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight .... and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight .... SO WAS ISRAEL CARRIED AWAY OUT OF THEIR OWN LAND TO ASSYRIA UNTO THIS DAY!" (II Kings 17:18, 20, and 23.)

Israel NEVER returned as a nation to the land of Palestine!

Israel was lost! Its true identity was concealed until modern times! Now there is proof that the lost ten tribes of ancient Israel migrated to Northwestern Europe. The chief peoples among them have become the United States and British Commonwealth today! (If you don't already have your copy of our free booklet, "The United States and the British Commonwealth in Prophecy", send for it immediately.)

Modern Paganism Will Be Punished!

Do you suppose God has changed His mind about compromising with paganism?

"For I am the LORD, I CHANGE NOT!" warns the Eternal in Malachi 3:6. This same reminder is repeated in Hebrews 13:8.

Speaking to the modern nations of Israel today, Almighty God says, "As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Eternal God; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols and thereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but POLLUTE YE MY HOLY NAME NO MORE with your gifts and with your idols" (Ezek. 20:39).

In other words, God is saying, "Be pagan if you insist; but quit calling it Christian."

God continues to warn modern Israel against the holidays of paganism, in Hosea 2:11:

"I will also cause all her mirth to cease, HER feast days [days THE PEOPLE chose], HER new moons [marking the beginning of the pagan New Year], and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts." Notice that these were Israel's feast days -- those Israel had acquired from the pagan nations around them -- NOT those God had originally instituted through His Bible! "And I will visit upon her the DAYS OF BAALIM, wherein she burned incense to them ..." (verse 13)!

The very same punishment awaits any nation today that forsakes God's law as revealed in His Holy Bible, and turns to the customs of pagan nations -- observing pagan days of worship!

Does it make any difference if YOU continue observing pagan customs -- like New Year's? IT CERTAINLY DOES! God says so!

What You Should Do

God Almighty prophesies a final revival of Babylonian religion in great power just before He cuts short man's misrule of this earth. Read His warning in Revelation 18:

"And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power, and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he said mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen.

"Her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues!"

New Year's celebration began in Babylon 4,000 years ago. It is practiced today by almost every people on the face of the earth. Satan the Devil has indeed deceived the whole world! (Rev. 12:9.)

But God Almighty has sent His ministers to warn this world -- to cry aloud, and spare not, and SHOW HIS PEOPLE THEIR SINS (Isa. 58:1). Punishment will not be forever withheld!

May God help you to HEED THIS WARNING, and FORSAKE THE PAGAN PRACTICES of this modern world!

The Plain Truth - December, 1964

God is not the sadist traditional "Christianity" makes Him out to be!

Thankfully, for those who know and believe their Bible (the Word of God), we know that God is most merciful, and even when He is rightly angry, as a God of justice filled with righteous indignation, God is not the sadist traditional error makes Him out to be:

God will utterly destroy the wicked, put them out of their misery, and let them become so much dust under the soles of our feet who will be given the GIFT (you're not an immortal soul - another traditional religious lie) of eternal life in His God Kingdom-Family.

Malachi 4
1 “For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the LORD of hosts,

“ That will leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
3 You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,”
Says the LORD of hosts.

Revelation 21:8

8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Monday, December 26, 2005



copyright (c) 2005 by Mr. Samson Krupnick

Thus Says the G-d of Israel:

II Chronicles 36:22-23

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying: "Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth hath the Lord, the God of heaven, given me; and He hath charged me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whosoever there is among you of all His people -- the Lord his God be with him--let him go up".

Daniel 11:40-44

And at the Time of the End shall the King of the South [IRAN] push at him [King of the North/EUROPEAN UNION/re-emerging HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE OF THE GERMAN NATION/FOURTH (AND FINAL) REICH]; and the King of the North shall come against him [King of the South/IRAN] like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he [King of the North] shall enter into the countries [of the Middle East], and shall overflow, as he passes through. He [King of the North] shall enter also into the beauteous land [LAND OF ISRAEL], and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall be delivered out of his hand, EDOM, and MOAB, and the chief of the children of AMMON. He [King of the North] shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries; and the land of EGYPT shall not escape. But he [King of the North] shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of EGYPT; and the LIBYANS and the ETHIOPIANS shall be at his steps. But tidings out of the east [CHINA, JAPAN, RUSSIA] and out of the north [AMERICA, ENGLAND] shall affright him; and he [King of the North] shall go forth with great fury to destroy and utterly to take away many.

LIBERATED YERUSHALIYIM, D.C. (David's Capital), Liberated Israelite Tribal Territories of Yehudah and Binyamin, Kingdom of David and Shlomo, United Israelite Kingdom of Yehudah and Yosef, First Day of Chanukah, Yom Sheini, 25 Kislev, 5766, Root & Branch Information Services [] []:

At Chanukkah we observed the defeat of the wicked Antiochus Epiphanes, bent upon the destruction of Jews and Judaism. Our heroes were Matityahu and Judah Maccabee. At Purim we celebrated the destruction of Haman bent on the extermination of all Jews in the 127 countries of the Persian empire. Our heroes were Mordechai and Queen Esther.

Thereafter Jews were prominent and with Persian help rebuilt the Second Temple in 516 B.C.E. The Persian Jewish community prospered until the fall of the Shah to Ayatollah Khomenei in 1979. The last flight of El Al to IRAN brought a vacation group called "The Religious Group", directed by us. We stayed a few days in TEHERAN. The Jewish hotel owner placed some small Israeli flags on each table "to make us feel at home".

A year later we learned that this Jewish hotel owner was murdered by the Khomenei government, accused of being a spy for ISRAEL because he put Israeli flags on our tables. Since the fall of the Shah to Khomenei in 1979, there have been no diplomatic relations between ISRAEL and IRAN. Many Jewish residents of Iran escaped via FRANCE, settling there and in ISRAEL. In our building here in JERUSALEM we had several families from Iran.

With the entrance of the State of Israel into the United Nations and the immediate attack by seven Arab nations in 1948, IRAN became a prime supplier of arms and equipment to all seven Arab nations. With the help of the UNITED STATES and with our own manufacturing of most arms we were able to overcome subsequent wars launched against us by our Arab enemies.

IRAQ under Saddam Hussein had developed the beginnings of a nuclear weapon. Israel under Prime Minister Menachem Begin destroyed the Iraqi nuclear plant by a brilliant air attack in 1981. In the Six Day War of June, 1967, ISRAEL defeated EGYPT, SYRIA and JORDAN, the most well equipped and trained Arab nations, in six days. It took another war, the Yom Kippur War of October, 1973 wherein we defeated EGYPT and SYRIA with losses of thousands of dead and wounded Israelis, to establish "peace" with EGYPT and JORDAN.

After the fall of the Shah to Khomenei in 1979, there developed a close relationship between IRAN and SYRIA wherein IRAN sent huge loads of arms and equipment to the Palestine Authority Fatah "police" and much more to mass murder groups, particularly to "Saudi" Arabian petro-dollar profit financed Wahhabi Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Pseudo-Shi'ite Hizbullah. The Hizbullah chief boasted that he had 12,000 sophisticated missiles pointed towards ISRAEL.

After the UNITED STATES invasion and conquest of IRAQ in 2003, American troops encountered "insurgents" -- both of the "Saudi" Arabian petro-dollar profit financed Wahhabi and Iranian Mullah-ocracy petro-dollar profit financed Pseudo Shi'ite variety -- by the thousands coming into IRAQ from IRAN and SYRIA. U.S. and Coalition forces suffered thousands of dead and wounded at the hands of these "insurgents". Other Arabs and Muslim countries also support the "insurgents". There is no lack of petro-dollar profit Arab and Muslim mass murder "insurgent" financing.

The "Saudi" Arabian petro-dollar profit financed Wahhabi Al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, and Muslim Brotherhood, led by Yusuf Qaradawi -- both of whose money still sits in "Saudi" Arabian banks -- has caused terrible casualties also in Europe (LONDON and MADRID bombings, France riots) and around the world. To make matters much worse, IRAN, already supplying arms and money to "insurgents" in IRAQ, chose a new President who has "crossed the red line".

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had come up with some statements unheard before, insulting and vowing to destroy other United Nations members. First he declared, "Israel should be wiped off from the map of the world". Then he stated clearly that Islamic nations will destroy the Western nations and a relief will come to the earth with the disappearance of the UNITED STATES and of the Zionist nation (ISRAEL).

Much resentment was expressed by many United Nations members including Muslim nations. The Iranian Foreign Minister had difficulty "explaining the misunderstanding" of the President's remarks. Things calmed down while European nations were pressing about the progress of stopping the Iranian nuclear program.

All of a sudden up came the Iranian President with another sensation, "The Holocaust is a myth". Explaining by the Iranian Foreign Minister did no good. Virtually all the nations rose in arms at this disgraceful conduct. Their joint response was, "These comments are wholly unacceptable and have no place in civilized political debate".

In BERLIN the Iranian President's statements were called "completely unacceptable. In GERMANY denial of the Holocaust is a crime, a country sensitive about its Nazi past and the genocide that killed more than six million Jews during World War II". It appeared that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was stalling for time and a refusal to report any progress in dismantling Iran's nuclear program.

Envoys from BRITIAN, GERMANY and FRANCE are pressing IRAN to halt uranium enrichment. United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated, "I haven't seen any evidence that IRAN is interested in a deal that is going to be acceptable to an international community that is extremely skeptical of what the Iranians are up to".

Rice's approach is to advise the nations of the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on Iran. The European Nations have warned that "The open window to your cooperation may close soon". Sessions had begun, but closed immediately. There are responses warning IRAN of an attack upon its nuclear arsenal, by ISRAEL.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared, "We have no intention of attacking IRAN, but ISRAEL will know how to defend itself if anyone threatens its existence".

To date, IRAN, with the aid of North Korean technology and personnel, as reported by Mr. Stephen Howard Fox, ("Famine Stricken North Korea: On the Road to Nuclear Armageddon?", Thursday, August 4, 2005 Talk in the Root & Branch Lecture Series at the Orthodox Union Israel Center in JERUSALEM) has concentrated on the development of its missiles, improving their targeting ability.

Now Iranian missiles can reach TURKEY. IRAN is providing improved missiles to SYRIA and Hizbullah. TURKEY and IRAN, both Muslim nations (TURKEY Sunni, IRAN Shi'ite), are bitter enemies. The Turkish High Court ruled that Iran is a terrorist state, which supports terror groups worldwide.

Fortunately, ISRAEL has a broad agreement with TURKEY, including military operations, particularly air force maneuvers. Israel's Chief of Staff has been meeting with the Turkish Chief of Staff and associate Generals to be on alert as necessary.

It is very strange that after some 2,600 years we are back to the Purim story where another Haman has arisen to wipe us out.

"The Almighty watches over those who love Him and the wicked He shall destroy. He watching over Israel slumbers not nor sleeps".

Shavua Tov and Chanukah Sameach from Liberated Yerushaliyim,

Mr. Samson Krupnick []
Rehov Pinsker 22
92228 Jerusalem

Board Member and Treasurer, Root & Branch Association, Ltd.;
Israel Chairman, Jerusalem Embassy Initiative, Root & Branch Association, Ltd.;
Yakir Yerushaliyim (Jerusalem Prize) Award Winner, 2001;
Board Chairman, Encyclopedia Talmudica;
Former Board Chairman, Shaare Zedek Hospital;
Columnist, National Jewish Post and Opinion []

Papal Official Wants to Divide Jerusalem

Papal Official Wants to Divide Jerusalem
14:30 Dec 25, '05 / 24 Kislev 5766
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

The Arab League and a Vatican official separately, but simultaneously, are campaigning for Israel to divide Jerusalem. The PA recently asked to the Pope to help make the capital part of a new state.

EU Jackboot to Stomp Jerusalem!
David Ben-Ariel, Toledo, Ohio, USA/Menashe (22:19, Dec-25, 05)

The increasing calls for the division of Jerusalem are the consequences of Jewish and Israeli sins against God and Israel: woefully neglecting the Temple Mount, letting Jerusalem's abomination of desolation - a Temple Mount without a Temple - shamefully continue and become the deplorable status quo. The Prophet Zechariah foretells the Gentile EU occupation of Jerusalem. Will Jews and Israelis repent and avert such a national disaster or is it too late?

The Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Shimon Peres poster: Wanted for murder?

Is Shimon Peres guilty of the murder of Yitzhak Rabin? Was Shimon Peres an accomplice in Rabin's assassination? Does Shimon Peres have the blood of Yitzhak Rabin on his hands?

Watch the Kempler Video!

A Christmas audio by Herbert W. Armstrong

A Christmas audio by Herbert W. Armstrong

Ariel Sharon's stroke worse than reported; Israel falling apart, EU salivates

From: Shmuel HaLevi (Radio Free Israel)
To: davidbenariel
Sent: 12/25/05
Subject: Re: EU occupation

It is coming down by the hour.
Corrupt is way past being a significant topic here.
Everyone knows what is what and you are correct.

The fact is that Sharon is not longer functional, he suffered a major brain episode not a minor one. That is the second one in six months.
And more information is circulating.
We have open the real Pandora box. NUCLEAR ARSENAL in those hands.
Many are terrified about his holding or his son holding the local nuclear weapons arsenal in such condition.

Further to that...
I must bring to your attention something you cannot be sensitized to because your are American born and raised.
I lived trough two harsh dictatorships in Argentina.
Peron's was relatively mild compared with the Junta and the murderous gangs that created about 3000 "desparecidos".
Neither of the two survived the LITMUS test.
Peron was unaware that his life in government was about to end 24 hours before he was sent packing to the river boat and to Asuncion...
His end was swift as a government head for that cycle.

You hear about Sharon-Peres getting 38 mandates.
Sharon is portended to have about 34 mandates assured as if that is something special.
We tested a REAL POLL and give him 27 at present and about 23 by election day.
You know the local stock of political trash as you have been here.
This is what he has now...
14 seats from the LIKUD
10 seats from Lapid
4 seats from MAPAI
4 seats from Knesset members without parties.
32 total today.
He will not get more than 24 at best so effectively he lost 8 mandates so far.
Expect a major change by election day or a far more gruesome spectacle to follow.


----- Original Message -----
To: SHmuel
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2005
Subject: EU occupation

Shalom Shmuel,

That appears so self-evident since they've thoroughly corrupted the entire system, stacked it in their favor, but how can that happen other than a coup? Somehow, according to biblical prophecy, the Temple will be built - yet it's hard to imagine the present evil folk seeing to it (unless in conjunction with the UN). All I see, at this point, is that Jerusalem will suffer EU occupation for permitting such rot (reflective of Judah's overall spiritual state, as the rabbis say we get the leaders we deserve).

Shavua tov,

Saturday, December 24, 2005

When will Jews learn the lessons of Hanukkah?

A few excerpts from:

Another tack: North to Alaska
Dec. 23, 2005

"In those days before the war," Chaim Weizmann recalled international vexation with the Jews, "our protests were regarded as provocations. Our very refusal to subscribe to our own death sentence became a public nuisance."

Words that could have been spoken today.

This also goes for Weizmann's warning to Anthony Eden: "The fire from the synagogues may easily spread to Westminster Abbey… If a government is allowed to destroy a whole community which has committed no crime… it means the beginning of anarchy and the destruction of the basis of civilization. The powers which stand looking on, without taking measures to prevent the crime, will one day be themselves visited by severe punishment."/

Now if you apply those words to the wanton destruction of the Jewish communities of Gush Katif and Shomron, whole communities who committed no crime, we can see that Israel is on the edge of the abyss and the fascist EU will push it over and occupy Jerusalem and let their Roman wolves in sheep's clothing ("peacekeepers") pollute the Holy Land.

When will Jews learn the lessons of the Holocaust? When will Jews learn the lessons of Hanukkah?

David Ben-Ariel

Violence Against Jews Continues Worldwide

Violence Against Jews Continues Worldwide
13:37 Dec 23, '05 / 22 Kislev 5766
By Ezra HaLevi

Though many of them have only appeared on page 2 of local Jewish papers, a wave of anti-Jewish attacks continues around the globe. In recent weeks...

What a shame that God has to drive the Jews out of their self-imposed exile! What a shame that Jews don't yearn to return to Zion! Let every Jew end their sojourn in the galut (exile) and move to the Jewish homeland where they belong.

Jews should follow Judaism to Israel.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Christ will wage war on "Christmas"

The REAL JESUS will wage war on "Christmas," "Easter" and every other pagan holiday when He reigns as the King of the Jews, the King of Israel in Jerusalem and will instead, contrary to counterfeit Christianity, command all nations to keep the biblical/Jewish festivals!

That's the plain truth of your Bible: believe it or not.

Let the Truth set you free so you don't get sent into national captivity!

Christmas is an abomination



copyright (c) 2005 by Professor Paul Eidelberg

"The civil polity of Israel is doubtless an excellent general model (of government)".

Samuel Langdon

Harvard University

LIBERATED YERUSHALIYIM, D.C. (David's Capital), Liberated Israelite Tribal Territories of Yehudah and Binyamin, Kingdom of David and Shlomo, United Israelite Kingdom of Yehudah and Yosef, Yom Chamishi, 21 Kislev, 5766, Root & Branch Information Services [] []:

A. Historical Background

A1. No nation has been more profoundly influenced by the Tanach (Hebrew Bible/"Old" "Testament") than America. Many of America's early statesmen and educators were schooled in Hebraic civilization. The second President of the United States, John Adams, [one of my ancestors - DBA] a Harvard graduate, had this to say of the Jewish People:

"The Jews have done more to civilize men than any other nation....They are the most glorious Nation that ever inhabited the earth. The Romans and their Empire were but a bauble in comparison to the Jews. They have given religion to three-quarters of the Globe and have influenced the affairs of Mankind more, and more happily than any other Nation, ancient or modern".

A2. The curriculum at Harvard, like those of other early American colleges and universities, was designed by learned men of "Old Testament" persuasion. Harvard President Mather (1685-1701) was an ardent Hebraist (as were his predecessors). His writings contain numerous quotations from the Talmud as well as from the works of Sa'adia Gaon, Rashi, Maimonides and other classic Jewish commentators.

A3. Yale University President Ezra Stiles discoursed with visiting rabbis on the Mishna and Talmud. At his first public commencement at Yale (1781), Stiles delivered an oration on Hebrew literature written in Hebrew. Hebrew and the study of Hebraic laws and institutions were an integral part of Yale's as well as of Harvard's curriculum.

A4. Much the same may be said of King's College (later Columbia University), William and Mary, Rutgers, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Brown University. Hebrew learning was then deemed a basic element of liberal education. Samuel Johnson, first president of King's College (1754-1763), expressed the intellectual attitude of his age when he referred to Hebrew as "essential to a gentleman's education".

A5. This attitude was not merely academic. A year before the American Revolution, Harvard President Samuel Langdon, declared:

"The civil polity of Israel is doubtless an excellent general model (of government)".

A6. The Higher Law doctrine of the American Declaration of Independence is rooted in the Torah, which proclaims "The Laws of Nature and Nature's God", and appeals to the "Supreme Judge" and "Providence" -- terms lacking in Israel's Declaration of Independence.

A7. During the colonial and constitution-making period, Americans, especially the Puritans, adopted and adapted various Hebraic laws for their own governance. The legislation of New Haven, for example, was based on the premise that "the judicial laws of God, as they were delivered by Moses, and as they are not ceremonial, shall generally bind all offenders..." Thirty-eight of the seventy-nine statutes in the New Haven Code of 1665 derived their authority from the Hebrew Bible. The laws of Massachusetts were based on the same foundation.

A8. The fifteen Capital Laws of New England included the "Seven Noahide Laws" of the Torah, or what may be termed the seven universal laws of morality.

A9. Now, without minimizing the influence of such philosophers as Locke and Montesquieu on the framers of the American Constitution, America may rightly be deemed the first and only nation that was explicitly founded on the Seven Noahide Laws of the Torah. It should also be noted that the constitutions of eleven of the original thirteen states made provision for religious education. Some even had religious qualifications for office.

B. Institutions Prescribed by the American Constitution

B1. House of Representatives

The House of Representatives represents 435 districts of the United States, where the people of each district elect one person to represent their views and interests. The idea of district elections is implicit in the Torah. We read in Devarim/Deuteronomy 1:13: "Select for yourselves men who are wise, understanding, and known to your tribes and I will appoint them as your leaders".

a. Shemot/Exodus 18:19 states: "seek out from among all the people men with leadership ability, God-fearing men -- men of truth who hate injustice". Similar qualifications are prescribed in the original constitutions of Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

b. Each Tribe of Israel was to select the best men to be their representatives. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch comments that "each tribe (shevet) is to choose out of its own midst men whose character can only be known by their lives [hence whose character] is known only to those who have associated with them". This is the biblical source of residential requirements for Representatives and Senators in the United States. Also, what is here called a tribe was called a district (pelech) after the Second Temple.

c. Finally, it is a principle of Jewish Law that "No legislation should be imposed on the public unless the majority can conform to it" [Babylonian Talmud/Tractate Avoda Zara 36a]. This requires legislators to consider or consult the opinions of their constituents. Hence representative democracy can be assimilated to Judaism by adding that representatives must be "men who are wise and haters of bribes". This would make for an aristocratic democracy, or a universal aristocracy -— a kingdom of priests, of noblemen.

B2. Senate

The Senate represents the 50 states of the Federal Union; it therefore represents the Federal principle. But the idea of federalism goes back to the Torah and the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Each tribe had its own distinct identity, its own governor and its own judicial system.

B3. Presidency

Unlike Israel, which has a Plural Executive or Cabinet consisting of a prime minister and other ministers representing different political parties in the Knesset, the United States has a Unitary Executive, namely, the President. Of course the President has a Cabinet, but its members cannot hold any other office and they are wholly responsible to the President, not to any political party.

a. Now it so happens that a Unitary Executive is a Torah principle! Thus, when Moses told Joshua to consult the elders when he was about to lead the Jews across the Jordan, G-d countermanded Moses: There can only be one leader in a generation. When we look at Tractate Sanhedrin 8a, we see that Jewish Law opposes collective leadership. Nor is this all.

b. Just as a President of the United States must be a native-born American and not a naturalized citizen, so a King of Israel must be born of a Jewish mother and not a ger or convert.

B4. Supreme Court

Just as the American Supreme Court is the final interpreter of the American Constitution, so the Great Sanhedrin is the final interpreter of the Jewish Constitution, the Torah. So we see that the original American Constitution was very much rooted in Torah Judaism.

C. Comparison with Israel's political and judicial institutions

C1. Knesset

Members of Knesset (M.K.s) are not individually elected by the voters in constituency elections —- hence there is no accountability. In fact, M.K.s can ignore public opinion with impunity, as 23 Likud M.K.s did when they voted for Disengagement, contrary to their pledge to the nation in the January 2003 election.

C2. Government

The cabinet is collection of rival party leaders competing for a larger slice of the national budget. This undermines national unity and national purpose. The average government last less than two years, which makes it impossible to pursue a consistent and long-range national strategy.

C3. Supreme Court

The Court is a self-appointed oligarchy. It refuses to enforce the Foundations of Law Act 1980 which would make Jewish Law first among equals. Israel Supreme Court Chief Justice Aaron Barak writes:

"It should never be said that a particular legal system has the primary claim to interpretive inspiration".

Imagine a U.S. Supreme Court justice teaching Americans:

"It should never be said that the American legal system has the primary claim to interpretive inspiration".

Israel's Supreme Court is the only court in the world that scorns the legal heritage of its own People. It has repeatedly handed down decisions that violate the basic beliefs and values of the Jewish People.

D. Conclusion:

The political and judicial institutions of the so-called Jewish State of "modern" Israel are less Jewish than the political and judicial institutions now operating in the non-Jewish democratic world.

Shabbat Shalom and Chanukah Sameach (Happy Chanukah) from Liberated Yerushaliyim,

Professor Paul Eidelberg

Professor of Political Science, Paul Eidelberg is President of the Yamin Israel Party, which has merged with Hazit, the Jewish National Front. In addition to serving as President of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Ariel Center for Policy Research, which has published many of his policy papers. He has written many books on American statesmanship and Jewish thought. His program for constitutional reform has been adopted by the Hazit party.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Christmas, a Jewish holiday?

"Christmas, a Jewish holiday?

However, we all realize that the Christmas season brings to mind thoughts of peace and thoughts of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. It is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, and it's also an incredible time for introducing others to the greatest Jew who ever lived. "

Christmas isn't a Jewish holiday and it's not a Christian holiday: Christmas is a PAGAN HOLIDAY and folks who are IN DENIAL of this fact continue to shamefully misrepresent the real Jesus and true Christianity to the world. The biblical God rejects all their religious whitewash and condemns their Catholic "mass of Christ" as an ABOMINATION. Those who honestly follow the Truth acknowledge this fact and avoid such baptized paganism like the Babylonian plague!

Christmas is an abomination

The Two Babylons by Hislop (zip)

Vatican Hardliner Named Ambassador To US

Vatican Hardliner Named Ambassador To US

(Vatican City) The Vatican's man in the Holy Land has been named the new papal nuncio to the United States.

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday named Archbishop Pietro Sambi the nuncio to Israel and Palestine to be the Vatican's ambassador to Washington.

Last year, Sambi was instrumental in getting World Pride celebrations scheduled for Jerusalem cancelled. Sambi helped organize a precedent setting meeting of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian leaders to condemn gay pride.

Following the meeting the clerics issued a statement calling World Pride "offensive".

Organizers of the event say they will hold World Pride in August, 2006 in Jerusalem.

Sambi, 67, is a career diplomat for the Vatican.

He replaces Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo Higuera in Washington. Montalvo is retiring at age 75.

Earlier this month, Montalvo reportedly asked Boston Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley to step in and stop allowing Catholic Charities of Boston to place adoptive children with same-sex couples.

Catholic Charities has been under fire since it became known earlier this year that a handful of children had been placed with gay and lesbian couples.

At the time it said that because it accepts money from the state it could not discriminate. /

From the forums:

"Makes you wonder what influence he'll have on us if we elect a Catholic President."

"The importance of this is that he will bring Catholics back to the churches they've abandoned since homosexuals were allowed to enter the priesthood."

Obviously homosexuals were already in the priesthood without asking permission to enter or "came out" of their prayer closet a different man once in the unbiblical monastery.

I doubt the hardliner will bring Catholics back to their pagan churches, but will further prove to their false father figure in Rome how distant and estranged American Catholics are from his conservative views. This will lead to a growing acceptance that the German-Jesuit EU - the final revival of the unholy Roman Empire of the German Nation - must destroy the body to save the soul. They will justify their nuclear blitzkrieg against us because of America's liberal Catholics, America's a la carte Catholics who must be punished and forcibly brought back into the fold.

"This man is totally against homosexuality and he will make sure that that homosexuality is viewed, as the abomination that it is."

Practicing homosexuality is an abomination, but the hypocritical Catholic whore (and her Protestant prostitute daughters) engage in many abominations whoring around with foreign gods and heathen customs and pagan practices - an unclean Church founded by the Gentile Samaritan sorcerer Simon Magus, not the Jew Simon Peter.

God and the Gays

The Two Babylons by Hislop (zip)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Yigal Amir's wife gives shocking radio interview in English

From: David Rutstein
Subject: Yigal Amir's wife gives shocking radio interview in English

Yigal Amir's wife gives shocking radio interview in English gives one hour interview with
Larissa Amir, Yigal Amir's wife.

Here is the interview (loads very quickly)

The scoop, Larissa states "I now know that Yigal Amir did not murder Yitzhak Rabin"

This is the radio interview with Larissa Amir
that will be online permanently (takes a while to upload)

"Shimon Peres ordered the murder of Yitzhak Rabin" according to David Rutstein,,,
and in english
The Kempler video proves that Yigal Amir shot blanks. The 10 minute video available online

Bibi Netanyahu had his chance

The test of Netanyahu's leadership was when he was prime minister. What do we need? A repeat performance of FAILURE? Netanyahu talked tough before election and when elected he FAILED to restore Jewish rights upon the Temple Mount that he promised; he FAILED to render the Oslo treason null and void; he FAILED to utterly denounce any idea of a "Palestinian" state as a declaration of war against Judah and part of the Nazi-Muslim's phased destruction of Israel.

If some are intent on only voting for Likud, it's time to let Moshe Feiglin have a chance. Netanyahu had his chance and blew it.

Monday, December 19, 2005

King Messiah will wage war on "Christmas!"

Regardless of human opinions, Jewish or otherwise, secular or professing Christian, the biblical God and the REAL JESUS and true Christians hate "Christmas" as an abomination and know it's an unclean festival of pagan origin and aren't in denial of these FACTS.

When King Messiah reigns from Jerusalem, He will wage war on "Christmas" and "Easter" and "Halloween" and other unscriptural hollow days and replace them with the biblical festivals that He kept and will command all nations to observe!

Christmas is an abomination!

Bavarian pope to pump life into the EU body

Excerpt from [Comment] Who will lead Europe in 2006?
19.12.2005 - 09:52 CET | By Peter Sain ley Berry


Europe needs leadership
Yet what Europe does need, clearly, is leadership. Leadership that is capable of forging a transnational consensus and commanding respect among the electorates of member states.

This can't be other than political: the notion that somehow if we 'listen' to 'citizens' we shall miraculously find them saying the same (or at least not incompatible) things is clearly preposterous.

As is the idea, seemingly prevalent in some quarters of the Commission, that the good souls of Europe have locked away inside them some 'vision' of a European future, which politicians at the national level have missed.

For a moment in the blissful dawn of the Tony Blair's European Parliament speech it did seem as though he really might succeed in providing this necessary political leadership. Clearly that was not to be.

But without such a coherent vision, whether it comes from a member state politician or from a European Parliamentarian, the European project risks falling victim to the vacuum that is its empty centre.

It would then simply and slowly disintegrate, with smaller budgets and reduced powers, into the type of Organisation of European States advocated by the Czech President, Vaclav Havel, and others. If this is the democratic will, so be it, but Europe deserves better than for this to happen by default.

We can only hope that cometh the hour, cometh the man - or indeed woman - someone who will not only advocate reform but deliver it as well. Who indeed will succeed in drawing this sword from the stone? That is the real question for 2006.

Nadolig Llawen, as we say in these parts, a Blwydden Hapus Dda.

The author is editor of EuropaWorld/

Biblical prophecy, which is often history recorded in advance by our Great Creator God, the Superior and Supreme Being of the Universe (who far surpasses mortal capabilities), not only declares there shall be a United States of Europe, the final revival of the unholy Roman Empire of the German Nation as Herbert W. Armstrong warned, but gives us the details that it shall be composed of both weak and strong elements that don't share the right chemistry to form a longlasting relationship, and that such a corrupt cohesion will last only 3 1/2 years.

The EU will ultimately consist of a core group, the top ten nations, who will serve as the nucleus the other member states circle their wagons around, especially when threatened by an Islamofascist leader and his confederation to the south.

Watch for the Bavarian pope to get more lively about Europe's direction and seek to influence public opinion to support the Vatican's elect to lead Europe in the direction they feel Providence has chosen. The pope will powerfully back their man with lying signs and wonders, having the masses eating out of his hand, and declare such "miracles" are proof that Providence has chosen this hour to reveal such a man to save Europe and lead the world. The pope will bring the EU body to life! The emperor will revive the Roman empire!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Germany and the Vatican covet the Temple Mount!

by Barry Chamish

Just a few weeks ago, the following was the issue of the day in Israel:

Report: Israel to hand control of Jerusalem holy site
to Vatican
Haaretz November 6, 2005
By Amiram Barkat
Israel is to give the Vatican control over one of the
most sacred Christian sites in Jerusalem, several
European newspapers have reported recently. According
to the reports, Israel will give the Holy See
possession of the Coenaculum, or the Room of the Last
Supper (also known as the Upper Room or the Cenacle),
on Mount Zion.

In response to the news, I wrote an article which proved the handover of the Old City of Jerusalem was a done deal. In fact, it was one of the secret clauses of the first Oslo "peace" accord signed by the Israeli government.
A week after, I received a phone call from a rabbi of the Diaspora Yeshiva. He explained that the Tourism Minister was visiting their school the next day and he was trying to fill the study hall to prove to the government that their yeshiva was too valuable to be given away.
I replied that I would not partake in such a spectacle. I might come if the students forcibly barred the Minister or any government official from entering the property. Hadn't he learned anything from Gush Katif? The government of Israel couldn't care less about him and could care even less how many students he can pack into a room. Mount Zion was a litmus test of how much opposition the government and its corrupted army could expect when all of the Old City was turned over to the Vatican.
He said I must talk to the headmaster of the Yeshiva, Rabbi Goldstein.
An hour later, I was honored by a call from Rabbi Goldstein. Soon, however, I was in despair. As far as he knew, the Vatican wanted to turn his school into a money making tourist site and the Ministry of Tourism was being enticed by the prospects of millions of Catholic tourists visiting Israel to see the Last Supper room.
I did my best to wake the Rabbi. I told him that tourism was the facade, not the issue. I tried to explain the global forces using their muscle to get the Jews out of Jerusalem's holy sites. I noted that the government of Israel was the worst enemy of Judaism and that he must block the entrance of their representative with whatever force he could muster.
However, as with the Rabbis of Gush Katif, my words were wasted. Mount Zion will give up without a real fight. You watch.
Nonetheless, the truth marches on. A brilliant Jerusalem-based German-born historian, Dr. Asher Edar, also honored me with a conversation. Vive le difference:

BC - Why is the Vatican suddenly so interested in getting its hands on Mount Zion real estate?

AE - There's nothing sudden about it at all. In fact, the roots of the desire go back 1200 years to the time of Charlemagne. He was the Vatican's military tool for converting Europe to Roman Catholicism.
He succeed magnificently and created what is known as the Holy Roman Empire but what was then called The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation. Charlemagne's capital was at Aachen and there he built his first cathedral.

BC - Excuse me but, so?

AE - Next to the yeshiva on Mount Zion is the Dormition Abbey, built by the Germans starting in 1906. It is an exact duplicate of Charlemagne's Aachen Cathedral.

BC - How did that happen?

AE - Kaiser Wilhelm II came to Jerusalem in 1898 to build two churches, a modest Lutheran Church of minor religious significance and a magnificent Catholic structure on Mount Zion. In 1898, the ruler of a nation didn't make such a difficult journey to a diplomatic backwater unless it was extremely important. The Vatican was worried that the British had an operating church in Jerusalem and its presence could solidify and spread. The Vatican provided much of the funds for the trip and the bribe to the Turkish Sultan, Khamid. Since Wilhelm had a Protestant population to appease, he put up a smaller Lutheran church as well, but the real prize was Mount Zion.

BC - Why all the money and trouble if the Vatican gets the real estate? What was in it for Germany?

AE - Germany has never given up its dream of reviving the Holy Roman Empire. At the height of that empire, their greatest king, Frederick the Great, marched into Jerusalem and became the city's king. Jerusalem was once part of the Holy Roman Empire and the dream is that it will be again. In this empire, the delineation of powers was strict. The pope was the spiritual leader, but the political leader was whoever ruled Germany. This dream led straight to World War I.

BC - Where do the Jews fit in all this?

AE - Nowhere. Herzl tried to get a role for the Jews and met with Wilhelm in Jerusalem. Wilhelm would have nothing to do with him. His goal was to save Jerusalem for a Christendom led politically by Germany and spiritually by Rome. Nothing has changed except now the pope is a determined German. The Vatican want the Jews out of the Old City and apparently our government is agreeing with them.

Now a history lesson with little comment:
Encyclopedia—Frederick II, Holy Roman emperor and German king
King of Jerusalem
Having married (1225) Yolande, daughter of John of Brienne, he claimed the crown of Jerusalem, but again postponed his departure on crusade. He further offended the pope by reasserting at the Diet of Cremona (1226) the imperial claim to Lombardy. The Lombard League was immediately revived, but open conflict did not break out until 1236. On the insistent demand of the new pope, Gregory IX, Frederick embarked on a crusade (Sept., 1227), but fell ill, turned back, and was excommunicated.
In 1228 he finally embarked. His “crusade,” actually a state visit, was a diplomatic victory. At Jaffa he made a treaty by which Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem were surrendered to the Christians, with the Mosque of Omar being left to the Muslims. In 1229 he crowned himself king at Jerusalem.,_Holy_Roman_Emperor
In 1226, by means of the Golden Bull of Rimini he confirmed the legitimacy of rule by the Teutonic Knights under their headmaster Hermann von Salza over the Prussian lands east of the Vistula, the Chelmno Land.
At the time he was crowned Emperor, Frederick had promised to go on crusade. In preparation for his crusade, Frederick had, in 1225, married Yolande of Jerusalem, heiress to the Kingdom of Jerusalem, and immediately taken steps to take control of the Kingdom from his new father-in-law, John of Brienne. However, he continued to take his time in setting off, and in 1227, Frederick was excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for failing to honor his crusading pledge - perhaps unfairly, at this point, as his plans had been delayed by an epidemic. He eventually embarked on the crusade the following year (1228), which was seen on by the pope as a rude provocation, since the church could not take any part in the honor for the crusade, resulting in a second excommunication. Frederick did not attempt to take Jerusalem by force of arms. Instead, he negotiated restitution of Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem to the Kingdom with sultan Al-Kamil, the Ayyubid ruler of the region.


Some forty knights were received into the new Order at its foundation by the King of Jerusalem and Frederick of Swabia, who selected their first Master in the name of the Pope and Emperor. The knights of the new confraternity had to be of German birth (although this rule was occasionally relaxed), a unique requirement among the Crusader Orders founded in the Holy Land. They were drawn predominately from the noble or knightly class, although this latter obligation was not formally incorporated into the rule until much later. Their blue mantle, charged with a black cross, was worn over a white tunic, a uniform recognized by the Patriarch of Jerusalem and confirmed by the Pope in 1211. The waves of German knights and pilgrims who followed the Third Crusade brought considerable wealth to the new German Hospital as well as recruits. This enabled the knights to acquire the Lordship of Joscelin and, soon thereafter they built the castle of Montfort (lost in 1271), the rival of the great hospitaller fortress of Krak des Chevaliers. Never as numerous in the Holy Land as either the Hospitaller or Templar Orders, the Teutonic knights were nonetheless a formidable power.

© Guy Stair Sainty

The origins of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher have been disputed for centuries. In this examination of the history of what is today a major Catholic Order of Knighthood, under the direct protection of the Holy See, it has been my intention to separate fact from fantasy and outline the historical development of this great institution. It now has a world-wide mission to support the Holy Places, particularly in Jerusalem, and has approximately eighteen thousand members across the globe. [1]

Two Christian sources who are certain the goal of the "peace" process is to establish a German/Vatican capital in Jerusalem are David Ben-Ariel, and the Philadelphia Trumpet:

Looking to Jerusalem

We have also said that the next pope would have his sights set on Jerusalem. Ratzinger was known for statements he made concerning a reconciliation of sorts with the Jews. That reconciliation being, “the moment in which Israel too will say yes to Christ.” After all, the “star points to Jerusalem,” Ratzinger said once. Watch for this new pope to have a more fervent interest in Israeli politics and affairs surrounding Jerusalem.

For the rest of the story:

Saturday, December 17, 2005

You're NOT born again - yet!

By Herbert W. Armstrong

Why did not the Pharisee Nicodemus understand when Jesus said to him: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”? (John 3:3).

Why do people not understand those words today?

How many know, today, that Jesus’s gospel was a sensational, never-before proclaimed news announcement?

Herbert W. Armstrong

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Politely eliminating Israel

Politely Eliminating Israel
By Daniel Pipes | December 13, 2005

Who is more honest or polite in eliminating Israel? The Iranian madman or the CFR Jew (in a self-imposed exile), Daniel Pipes? Daniel Pipes is for an accursed "Palestine" upon the Holy Land of Israel, if I'm not mistaken. Such a "Palestine" accelerates the phased destruction of Israel. And why hasn't Daniel Pipes watched and commented on the Kempler video that proves Amir didn't murder Rabin?

The Kempler Video


Originally published by Reuven A. Kossover at Blog Critics
and at Jewish Indianapolis www.jewishindy,com on December 2, 2005
Ruvy in Jerusalem

LIBERATED YERUSHALIYIM, D.C. (David's Capital), Liberated Israelite Tribal Territories of Yehudah and Binyamin, Kingdom of David and Shlomo, United Israelite Kingdom of Yehudah and Yosef, Yom Chamishi, 14 Kislev, 5766, Root & Branch Information Services [] []:

On September 21, 2005, Debkafile reported that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had decided to leave the Likud Party and possibly retire, and had informed President Bush of his intentions. Shlomo Wollins of Israel Reporter said that he believed this story to be unsubstantiated.

At the time, there was a fight within the Likud as to when the party primaries would be. Party "rebels" wanted to move up the date and try to unhorse Sharon. Sharon wanted to delay the primaries as long he could. Sharon, generously applying pressure to party hacks afraid of losing their seats, succeeded in keeping the party primaries held off until May, 2006.

In the meantime, the Labor Party held a vote to elect its new leader. One by one, Shimon Peres -- a man of not inconsiderable influence as he once was prime minister and minister of foreign affairs -- succeeded in getting his opponents to drop out of the race. By the time the actual vote took place, only two opponents remained: A party hack named Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who had been security minister for a time, and Amir Peretz, head of Israel's much-weakened labor federation, Histadrut.

Then came a surprise.

Around the time of the primaries, the Labor hacks waved the bloody shirt of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in 1995. News started to leak that the man convicted of the crime, Yigal Amir, actually had shot blanks at Rabin and that the murder had been the work of the General Security Service (Sherutei Bitachon Klali -- Shabak) agents -- who were in the pay of Peres, a Rabin rival. The news was just enough to defeat Peres in the election, and Peretz, a fellow familiar for his continual strikes to protect Histadrut control over pension funds, was now leader of the Labor Party.

The newspapers all rumbled, "Earthquake in Israel! Peres ousted as Labor leader", as Peretz moved forward to pull Labor out of the governing coalition, thus forcing early elections -- and very possibly an early primary in the Likud.

Sharon had been dropping broad hints that he might leave the party from even before the election within Labor, and now he kept the rumors alive. A few days ago, a poll came out indicating that were elections held that day, Labor and an unnamed political party headed by Sharon would pull even with 28 seats each, with the Likud falling to 20 seats. Shinui -- a political party of militant secularists whose leader, Yosef Lapid, is remarkably like an Israeli Archie Bunker -- would drop to six or seven. Several polls that came later reported similar numbers.

To form a governing coalition in Israel, you need a majority of the 120 seats in the Knesset. If you were to add the seats of Sharon's new party (now named Kadima), Labor and Shinui together in this poll, you get 61 -- a majority.

As we say in Yiddish, nu? Do you really need to ask?

Sharon bolted his own party and informed us Israelis, who allegedly were waiting with bated breath, of his intentions. The phrase "earthquake in Israel" made its appearance again in the English language on-line edition of the left-wing paper, Yediot Ahronot.

The last time we had elections here in 2003, Amram Mitzna, the mayor from Haifa who headed the Labor Party, pounded his fist saying, "Gaza First", meaning that we should pull out of Gaza first. Sharon ridiculed him, sweeping Likud to its highest number of seats in the Knesset ever, 38, and shrinking Labor to 19 seats. Sharon then proceeded to do exactly as Mitzna recommended.

New elections are scheduled for March 28, 2006. The silly season has returned to the Holy Land -- again. But we're seeing a new phenomenon this time around that we've never really seen before...

Sharon is the bought-out U.S. flunky. Peres is the bought-out European Union flunky. So I expect to see huge amounts of western money being poured into Kadima's coffers. It is easier to pour money into one pail than several and attempt to make one political party the holder of power than it would be to coordinate efforts through several political parties as has been done in the past. What I'm saying is that this strange phenomenon of the "successful center party" is the result of manipulation of foreign powers determined to control events here...

Read the rest at at Blog Critics
and at Jewish Indianapolis on December 2, 2005
Ruvy in Jerusalem