Israel’s Failure of Leadership…Its Lack of Statesmen…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

The main distinction between a statesman and an ordinary leader is the ability to place national (security) interests above personal political ambitions. Geo-politics is the biggest game of high stakes poker, thereby, millions of lives hang in the balance. The decision to protect ones citizens (in the long or short term) can result in placing a leader’s political career in jeopardy.

Many scratch their heads in bewilderment, wondering how Jewish leaders (supposedly known for their smarts) can make so many grave errors in judgment, particularly in the realm of strategic calculations. Specifically, and most recently, the much heralded IDF left most of Hamas’s terror leadership (and many of their foot soldiers too) alive and kicking during Operation Cast Lead. To be sure, the military leadership is subservient to the political leadership, however, it too is infected with personal political aspirations.

At play are two dangerous paradigms, one of which is the IDF doctrine of havlaga, “restraint is strength”, an oxymoron of Orwellian proportions. This doctrine was designed by a leftist professor ( all ‘credit’ due to Professor Asa Kasher, what a shock), which basically attempts to place an otherwise lofty goal-taking the moral high road-juxtaposed against the dynamics of brutal battlefields.

In tandem, Israel’s political leadership basically follows leftist doctrines (my op-ed, ‘The Paradox of Israeli Politics:Vote Right, Get Left’ explains the phenomena ), and in order for a high military leader to transition to political office (upon their retirement) they must prove their leftist bonafides. Hence, their hands are tied into double knots, both by the orders of the political leadership and through their future political ambitions. Restraint becomes a much more appealing/viable option under the above considerations-the path of least resistance. Hmm….

Back to the game of geo-politics. With Egypt’s recent fall to the Islamist Brotherhood, coupled with Hamas-their spawn-ruling Gaza, the above detriments (with a more than willing IDF Chief of Staff in tow, during Operation Cast Lead into Gaza in 2009) exposes what happens when personal ambitions trump national interests. The following is a non-hysterical rendering, by a well known Israeli analyst, explaining where the dangerous fault-lines (and onus) lie when statesmen are not at the helm-

Hidden Factors Within Obamacare’s Passage… Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Thursday’s long anticipated Supreme Court ruling, regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare, was unexpected due to the fact that legal scholars, from various sides of the spectrum, viewed it as a violation of the Commerce Clause. Hence, most were shocked at its passing, as were all of this blogger’s (high level) legal contacts.

Not surprisingly, as a matter of judicial record, they were proven correct. In fact, Justice Roberts, in rendering the majority opinion, said as much. However, the Court concluded that Obamacare was not unconstitutional, under the Congress’s purview to levy taxes. And tax they will. Herein lies the rub. While Obama, and his water carriers, insisted (he was caught on video stating as much, emphatically wagging his finger in the process, plus this stellar analysis, by a brilliant federal prosecutor, is a must read – that Obamacare was NOT a tax, the Court upheld it under its banner. Another intriguing interpretation can be found here – Adding to the mix is this worthwhile analysis –

Therefore, with four months to go before the most important election of our time, the Republicans (and especially Tea Party activists) have been handed a backwards gift, a silver lining of sorts. They will be able to prove, beyond any legal doubt, two things. Firstly, that Obama outright lied when he vehemently insisted it was not a tax. Secondly, with Obamacare in place, those who can least afford more taxes will now be taxed to the hilt, despite the health care goodies promised.

To make matters even more glaring, with the economy as the number one issue, small business owners, plus others, will have a mega platform to hammer the POTUS. They will opine, and rightfully so, that the insertion of Obamacare will kill business growth, thus killing job growth! Ipso facto, the only way to save the economy-which no one believes is on anything, but life support-is to repeal Obamacare (which the next POTUS can) through voting for Romney.

Most interestingly, no one (yet) other than syndicated radio host Michage Savage (himself a physician) offered this gem to seriously ponder. Justice Roberts suffers from epilepsy, as such, he is on medication to avoid seizures. Why is this important? Medical professionals understand the deleterious side effects of such powerful anti-seizure drugs. Savage further noted that  Roberts has written several opinions which appear muddled.

Perhaps it is time for Romney’s team to look into this area of thinking. Consider: There was never any doubt that the 4 justices to the left of the spectrum were going to grab onto anything, however tenuous, to pass Obamacare, all they needed was their 5th vote. Who is most likely to fit the bill, those whose thinking is not taxed by anti-seizure medications, or the one who is slightly off kilter? Most understand, despite the ideological divisions in the Court-often reported as outright acrimonious – they ultimately protect each other. Their “club” is similar to those who belong to law enforcement. The “blue wall of silence” ensures that secrets within their closed circle stay secret. Same here.

Here is Michael Savage’s analysis for your collective consideration –

You decide if there is possibly a “black robe of silence”…..perhaps, some skeletons rattling under Justice Robert’s robes, yet to be uncovered!

Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof, Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue, Nullum Crimen Sine Poena, No Crime Without Punishment…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

On the face of it, today’s blaring headline ‘Hamas Terror Mastermind Convicted of 46 Murders’, appears as a triumph for Jewish justice. Nevertheless, hold onto your celebratory mood, it is premature to bring out your party hats.

You can be forgiven for thinking that Jewish justice demands that criminals pay for their crimes, let alone multiple heinous murders. Whether Israel’s leadership governs from the left or right, Jewish justice has taken on a new context. To wit, a ‘catch and release’ terror program has become part and parcel of Israel’s  political and strategic calculus for decades. Never mind that authentic Jewish justice,Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof, Justice, Justice You Shall Pursueas well as international law, via Nullum Crimen Sine Poena, No Crime Without Punishment,  mandates commensurate punishment is meted out.

As articulated in one of this blogger’s op-eds in July 2007,, Israel’s leaders have implemented their own bizarre interpretations of both Jewish justice and international legal justice. How quaint.

To highlight the deleterious effects, of the subject at hand, to society at large, the readers should refer to an article written by The Washington Post,, a publication which is hardly pro Israel, yet even they realize that releasing terrorists is not in Israel’s public interest. Astonishing.

Making matters even more offensive, morally and security-wise, Arab citizens within Israel ( talk about biting the hand that feeds you ! ) exhibit expansive joy for their fellow Arab (terror) brethren when they walk out of jail, greeted as heroes by one and all. Not to be outdone, Arab MK’s in the Knesset join in the merriment and kudos, hailing their freedom as a symbol of their steadfast ‘resistance’. Not only do the released terrorists please Allah by killing Jews, and gain fame too, but they enjoy their freedom in the process. A win-win. To further illustrate the Arab disconnect with the country which feeds, houses and educates them, look no further than this ‘declaration of war’, straight out of the leadership’s mouth-,7340,L-4249009,00.html.

As is said, insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results. If past is prologue, as evidenced by the following report,, then Israel’s leaders, at least in the realm of politically based terror releases, can be deemed insane. Of course, they will opine that ‘gestures/concessions’ to the PA/Fatah junta is necessary to bring Abbas (Arafat’s protege’ and henchman) to the ‘peace’ table, albeit kicking and screaming. Moreover, whenever Hamas prisoners are released (a real head banger, after all, our leaders designate them a terror group, as does Washington) our mental midgets still contend that they need to even the scales, because not to do so weakens Abbas, himself an unrepentant Jew-killer, as well as a Holocaust denier too.

Sach ha’kol, at the end of the day, our leaders appear as they are-fools and knaves!

Arab/Bedouin Land Theft & THEIR Outrage…..Always The Victim…..Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Not to be too impolitic, a ‘crime’ among the (il)liberal set, which is worse than any real crime committed in the name of Allah, aside from FM Lieberman (and several others) few dare to state the truth. So, here it is –

Right on cue Israel’s leftist media jackals (the perpetually chagrined talking heads) tarred, feathered and branded Lieberman with every bugaboo epitaph under the sun for boldly stating the obvious. Which is, dare I utter it, Arab members of the Knesset (plus many of their constituents, but I will leave that for another discussion) are, at the very least, anti-semitic/anti-Zionist, and, at the worst, they are traitors. Traitors who have colluded, incited, and pledged their fealty to our sworn foes. Imagine that.

Most infamously, Arab MK Azmi Bishara collaborated with Hizbullah during the 2006 war, fleeing the country in the process. More recently, Arab MK Zoabi was aboard the IHH (terror sponsored) Mavi Marmara flotilla, as it tried to break a legal blockade against Gaza.There are too many instances to cite whereby Arab MK’s have openly sided with the enemy,  however, the above two stand out for their brazenness. What is truly astonishing/mind boggling is that they are still ! MK’s in our Jewish Knesset. The reasons for this are manifold and mutifaceted, best left for another discussion.

Back to Lieberman and his clash with Arab MK Talab Al-Sana, another anti-semitic, anti-Zionist reprobate.Apparently, in Lieberman’s capacity as FM (Foreign Minister), Arab MK’s became enraged that he had the audacity to check out charges made by Regavim-an NGO set up to protect Jewish land from illegal confiscation-thereby, identifying scores of illegal structures set up by Bedouin clans in one, out of many illegal, village. Mind you, the absolute, provable land theft by Arabs is so large it runs into the tens of thousands of dunams, and that is an understatement. No matter, the Arabs and their leftist cheerleaders are spitting bullets..

For a taste of what Jewish Zionists, patriots, nationalists are up against, please read

This is just the tip of the spear.

Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism Takes Center Stage In NYC Democratic Primary Race. Here’s The Results……Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Openly and increasingly anti-semitic, anti-Zionist vitriol was on full display during the recent NYC Democratic primary contest for Congress, a contest which pitted Hakeem Jeffries against Charles Barron. The fact that this is my hometown, my stomping grounds, brings it that much closer to the fore. Enraging.

What seems to be missing from the full court media discussion (especially from the New York Times, the misnamed ‘paper of record’, the leading purveyor of all things anti-semitic, anti-Zionist worldwide, as it regularly fails to adhere to any journalistic integrity) is the extensive vile background of one of the contestants, a long-time fixture in NYC Democratic politics.

How can it be, that an ex Black Panther radical/terror supporter ever got elected to party politics in the first place? It seems clear that any party leadership, with a semblance of good vs evil, would have precluded him from representing anything (smacking of public trust), other than being part of an FBI watch list!

I know, radical is chic, and anti-Israel rhetoric chicer, especially among the fringes of the Democratic party. However, it begs the question-how venomous/bigoted does a person have to be in order to preclude them from representing any party, least of all one in NYC, a city with one of the largest concentrations of Jews in all of the US?

Alas, the good people of this hard fought over district displayed much more courage, and common sense as well, than the poohbahs in charge of vetting party candidates. They handed Charles-the hater-Barron a resounding loss, smacking him down in the process. To be sure, no one should dare suggest that this was a ‘black’ issue. It certainly wasn’t. After all, the race card can not be played here, both candidates are black and THAT was never the issue.

The following is at least one good reason for the people of NYC to breathe a sigh of relief, no thanks to their wretched leadership-

Is justice (ideologically) blind in Israel, or not? You decide. Commentary by Adina Kutnicki

Two of my op-eds,, and, examine the conditions under which leftists and right wing nationalists are treated in Israel when engaged with the justice system. In other words, is there a system in place, whereby ideological constructs determine the manner in which justice is meted out?

Over the years there have been many cases worthy of examination. However, to keep my readers up to speed, I offer this fast developing situation, as a special exhibit/test case, which we can all examine together. Following this case will glean a more direct window into charges often brought forth by right wing nationalists, to wit, that there is indeed two systems of justice in Israel. I refer the readers to, as the exhibit/test case to follow.

At the conclusion of the police’s investigation, we shall take note how the justice system deals with the leftist/anarchist ringleaders involved in the criminal (destruction of property etc) mayhem during the so called ‘social justice’ protests. Moreover, if this is not the icing on the cake, I do not know what will qualify, see

Countering the heretofore inexplicable…. there are remedies…..Commentary by Adina Kutnicki

To further illustrate the absurd paradox, whereby a ruling national leadership allows its citizens to literally become hostages in their own homes, scurrying back and forth like rats to their shelters (if they are fortunate enough to have one ! ) attempting to avoid the next missile/rocket attacks, I humbly refer the readers to one of my recent op-eds (out of several others on this heretofore inexplicable topic, they can be found further down my ‘HOME’  section) .

Therefore, as the reader comes across many head spinning, infuriating articles, enraging to the degree where the person feels as if their head is exploding, ( my prescription is not to clench ones hands and feel hopeless, but to get involved on any level possible to change the calculus. There are ways to do this, some of which I expect to delineate throughout my blog. For now, a good place to start is to assist Dr Martin Sherman in his efforts. He can be contacted through his site –

I truly believe our very lives, our ability to live freely as Jews in our homeland, depends on taking concrete actions, as opposed to wringing our hands in despair and disgust.

Six Degrees of Separation. Commentary by Adina Kutnicki

While attending a conference in 2007 at Columbia University (aka Bir-Zeit University) under the auspices of SPME (Scholars For Peace In The Middle East), this American-Israeli engaged in a most interesting discussion with a highly connected individual, who, for safety sake, shall remain nameless.

Moving right along….now that Egypt has elected its first Muslim Brotherhood President the above discussion comes full circle and bears telling. The person referred to was (and still is) highly intertwined with NYC Democratic political figures (don’t be so shocked…friends/contacts are from the other side too!), and often revealed tidbits which would seem shocking on the face of it, but one way or another proved to be true. There was no reason to believe that this time would be different.

In no uncertain terms it was made known: Hillary Clinton is deeply involved with her Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin. Draw your own conclusions, as to what is meant by “deeply.” The discussion centered around the possibility of another Clinton Presidency, at the time a very real possibility. In any case, the individual was asking me if going public was in the best interests of the United States, in light of Abedin’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood ! You read it right. At first blush the thought was that there was a lack of communication between us, so I decided to ask the individual to repeat said incendiary charge. Nothing changed.

Apparently, it was weighing heavily on said contact’s mind, that their Senator, quite possibly the next POTUS, was in a position to have deeply divided loyalties. When/where this contact found out such explosive information is neither here nor there. Besides, some matters must remain private. However, readers should know that Huma Abedin has been involved with the Clinton family since Bill Clinton’s first term, having been plucked for the plum assignment, as an intern, for the Clinton White House.

Back to yesterday’s explosive news…those who understand the depth, reach and underpinnings of the Brotherhood Mafia, coupled with the Obama administration’s enthusiastic “push” towards this end, know what this means, and would have been shocked had the Brotherhood lost.

Coincidentally, in 2006, I attended another conference, this time under the “guidance” of Lee Kaplan, the foremost investigative journalist (and expert) on the ISM (International Solidarity Movement), one of the tentacled groups of Islamic jihad. The featured speaker was Walid Shoebat, plus two other reformed terrorists.

To make a long story short, I will refer the readers to the link provided, and  expect you can draw your own conclusions, sort of like playing connect the dots…….six degrees of separation-

To round out your education – if you haven’t done so already – you are urged to read The Muslim Mafia’ by P. David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry, as well as ‘Infiltration:How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington’ by Paul Sperry. These two books, thoroughly documented, researched and full of chilling exhibits, are perhaps the most important reads for those who care about the fate of the United States, as well as the west. Warning: they are gripping and terrifying reads, but they are necessary. You may not want to read them too close to bedtime.

Timing Is Everything…..Commentary by Adina Kutnicki

Nipping at the heels of the recently released ‘Outposts Committee Report’  is the 2nd annual conference relating to our Jewish sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. Having attended last year’s maiden conference I can attest to its all star line up.

In general, yearly forums are not enough, at least when it comes to uprooting our status quo, a narrative which has been set in proverbial stone since the onset of the Oslo ‘Peace’  (Death) Accords. Nevertheless, with events swirling faster than the pundits (and our leadership) can spin them, this conference’s timing is exquisitely fortuitous, it can finally place the nail in the ‘peace process’ coffin.

As such, I will be attending this upcoming conference, the question is – will you? Here are the details-


NEWSFLASH: Commentary by Adina Kutnicki

Having read ‘The Legal Foundation & Borders of Israel Under International Law’ by Howard Grief, a preeminent international legal scholar, it became judiciously clear that our rights to Judea and Samaria (AKA, ‘West Bank’) are legally irrefutable. However, for political calculations (mostly led by leftist functionaries, elected and non-elected) our legal, historical (and no less important, biblical) rights have been impugned.

Suffice it to say, this small, yet vocal stance by leading Israeli jurists is nothing short of stunning. Stay tuned.


Random ‘news’ from the week of June 17-June 23, 2012…….Commentary by Adina Kutnicki

Time marches on, unless you live in one of Israel’s southern cities-or more aptly put, shooting galleries-where missiles/rockets rain down hither and yon. Its residents can be forgiven for believing they are stuck in a time warp, a nightmare with no end in sight, where June 2012 is no different than any other month of the past decade.

Consider:my op-ed ‘The Silent Jews’ (4/1/2008) could have been written today, for as is said, the more things change, the more they stay the same, see, chiefly because Israeli citizens are still ! sitting ducks four years later. Unfathomable. Unforgivable.

Par for their delusional/demented course our leaders prattle on (see this beauty from our so called nationalist PM –, inexplicably stating, ‘if needed’ Israel will exert a harsher response, as if close to 200 missiles/rockets in a few days doesn’t require a massive response, and this pithy gem referencing, ‘quiet will be met with quiet’, as the citizens they are obligated to protect cower in terror – about the IDF’s ability and the leadership’s ‘right’ to protect us, leaving the impression that they require a consensus of world opinion to do their due diligence! Instead of dispatching the vaunted IDF to respond to another (round and round… we go again…)defensive measure, what about tasking the IDF to an offensive mission, rather than a tit for tat one? Does ‘cleaning (the terror) house’ resonate?

The above round up, detailing raining missiles from 2008, must be juxtaposed against today’s headlines, see, one of many articles describing the unbearable situation in the south of Israel. It should be enough of an outrage, at least in a normal country(maybe the cottage cheese protesters have their plates full, leaving no time to protest on behalf of their truly traumatized brothers and sisters, fellow Jews who wish that their biggest problem was the price of dairy products ) for the democratic ousting of the leadership, an ‘Israeli Spring’ of sorts. The onus belongs on the leadership’s shoulders, it is their sworn obligation to protect us. Simple as that.

Furthermore, to glean a no nonsense, realistic perspective why well over a million Israeli citizens are being used for target practice (with many more to come, if our ship of state is not turned around), I refer my readers to the inestimable Dr Martin Sherman’s analysis, see, as well as his weekly column at the Jerusalem Post ‘Into The Fray’. His strategic remedies can be found at his security policy center –

I rest my case.

Justice In The HolyLand:Is It Ideologically Driven? By Adina Kutnicki

Originally published in The Jewish Press, reprinted at HONENU Legal Defense Organization

Is It Ideologically Driven?  Honenu can attest that it is.
By:Adina Kutnicki

(July 21, ’10) There is a surreal phenomenon enveloping Israeli society, causing right wing nationalists to pause and contemplate – have they landed in an Alice-in-Wonderland universe?

Could it be true, are there really two parallel sets of justice/rules of law, one applied to leftists and their Arab counterparts, the other to right wing nationalists and their “settler” brethren? These questions require urgent answers, particularly in light of several recent high profile, disturbing events taking place in Eretz Yisrael.

The outrageous, humiliating spectacles of Rabbi Dov Lior and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef hauled into police stations, for the “crime” of endorsing (issuing a haskama) a leading Jewish legal treatise, Torat HaMelech, The King’s Torah, raises the specter of the arrival of a new level of selective prosecution against the nationalist sector. The threatened charge: Incitement. A troubling thought indeed.

Torat HaMelech, the focal point of the office of the State Prosecutor’s outrage, deals with the issue of wartime, specifically, when is it permissible under Jewish law to shed the blood of non-Jews belonging to the enemy populations? The present IDF Code of Ethics, attributed to Tel Aviv University Professor Asa Kasher, has led to the preventable deaths of hundreds of IDF soldiers. Tragically, Kasher’s “morality code” has never been the subject of serious public debate. The hysteria over Torat HaMelech may well serve as the catalyst for this urgent public discourse.

Not surprisingly, in response to the above undemocratic arrests for “thought crimes”, thousands participated in mass protests erupting in Jerusalem. 44 were arrested for peaceful civil disobedience, mainly blocking traffic on major thoroughfares in the capital.

Enter Honenu. As Israel’s only legal defense organization for its loyal citizens, as always, rushed to the aid of the protestors, thus making sure that their legal rights were secured. Not only were their rights to due process protected, but many were spared the fate of spending time in jail under the same conditions reserved for criminals and terrorists

On the other hand, unlike Rabbis and Jewish nationalists, leftists do not suffer the same personal and public humiliations nor are they arrested for their comments which actually incite to Jewish murder!

Consider the following, albeit a tiny sampling of their high profile utterances: Professor Yehudah “Judd” Ne’eman, Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University Faculty of the Arts, an Israel Prize Winner (usually reserved for those on the far left), publicly called for a civil war. Unlike the above Rabbis who simply interpreted Jewish law, Professor Ne’eman urged his fellow leftists to execute a “war between the political left and the Jews of Judea and Samaria”, AKA the “settlers”. Even though recordings of Ne’eman’s statements were obtained and publicized by Israel’s TV Channel 1, incredulously, he was never called in for investigation by the State Prosecutor’s office.

His call follows a recent statement by former Technion physics professor Oded Regev that he would be willing to volunteer in a civil war against the radical right. Oded lobbed this verbal grenade,”I believe that there is only one way to overcome the religious extremists and that is through organized violence, through launching warfare in the full meaning of the term. Anyone who does not surrender in that war will be incarcerated. Those Rabbis and their friends continue in the tradition of Goebbels”.

Not to be outdone in his leftist vitriol, Professor Eyal Nir, of Ben Gurion University’s Chemistry department, (following in the infamous footsteps of Neve Gordon, BGU’s poster boy for worldwide anti-Israel rhetoric) likewise incited against the nationalist sector, calling “on the world to come and help break these scoundrels’ necks.” His “ scoundrels” were young Jews who marched with Israeli flags on Jerusalem Day through areas lightly populated by Jews in our united capital.

The above heinous utterances, if ever spewed in reverse by the right wing public, to go to war against left wing Jews, would have resulted in immediate arrests. Moreover, the tired mantra, “no one is above the rule of law”, would be heard over and over.

The above vile expressions imparted from professors who teach our students, influencing them in ways both seen and unseen, dare not be underestimated. While hiding behind academic freedom and democracy, leftists are undeterred in their ideological (hate) missions, knowing full well that the justice system is tilted in their favor.

“Within any truly democratic society free speech is one of the most basic and protected tenets, said Honenu spokesman, Shalom Pollack. “At the same time, a society cannot sustain its freedoms without the underpinnings of the rule of law, a law which applies equal justice. There is law here indeed, but it is not equally applied to all. Anytime that is the case, the law loses its legitimacy.”

Therefore, the urgent question before all of us becomes – why are Rabbis arrested, yet leftist academics, cultural icons and Islamic leaders are allowed their inciting opinions, albeit without fear of arrest?

Until the question loses its relevancy, Honenu Legal Defense Organization is the only thing standing between mass arrests of nationalists Jews and an Israeli jail cell, all for the ‘crime’ of expressing their democratic opinions.

The Targeting Of Yitzhar…By Adina Kutnicki

Originally published in Arutz 7, Israel National News
By:Adina Kutnicki
Published: Sunday, December 04, 2011 11:21 AM
Yitzhar remains the locus of post-Zionist ire, often referred to as ‘the epicenter of settler hooliganism’. As of late, the level of incitement has been ratched up exponentially.

Israel’s post-Zionists, in their struggle against the ‘settlement’movement, have set up straw men (particularly since Oslo) to achieve their main objective -the dismantling of Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.

Their leadership, both political and military, work in lockstep with foreign funded NGO’s;(chief among them Peace Now) assisted by a back benching media; a leftist, Arabist-tilted justice system; supported by many in academia, as well as high profile cultural icons. ‘Settlers’ and their proponents face an increasingly uphill fight to preserve our heartland.

To wit, Yitzhar remains the locus of post-Zionist ire, often referred to as ‘the epicenter of settler hooliganism’. As of late, the level of incitement has been ratched up exponentially.

Background: Yitzhar ( Itamar is another object of their wrath) was founded in 1984 in the Shomron region.It was first established in 1983, functioning as a Nahal military outpost. In 1984 it was demilitarized, whereby Amana, Gush Emunim’s settlement arm, assisted it in becoming a residential community

Abutting Nablus, a hotbed of Arab terror, Yitzhar serves as a major bulwark against terrorist designs. Concomittantly, its presence not only enrages Arab terrorists, but post-Zionist Jews seeking to empty our heartland of its Jewish presence.

Israel’s Security Agency (ISA) agrees that Nablus is a dangerous wellspring of Arab terror. In a report by the ‘Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center’, dated December 26, 2007, they concluded, “Nablus continues to be the focus for terrorist activity in Judea and Samaria, of Hamas and other terror organizations”.

Paradoxically, in light of the above, (regardless of how many terror ‘root canals’ Israel’s forces performed since then) it seems irrational, that the very same security services would operate against patriots in Yitzhar and its sister communities! However, if viewed through a post-Zionist prism, the increased pressure makes sense.

Raised to a higher level since the Tuba-Zangria mosque arson in the Galilee on October 2, 2011, the rage against the ‘settler hooligans’ has become a post-Zionist rallying cry. Politicans are duly pressured, increasingly desperate to bring the culprits to heel.

Thereby, the security services are determined to reel them in – evidence, or the lack thereof, seems irrelevant. HONENU, the Legal Defense Organization, under the highly capable guidance of attorney Adi Kedar, has thus far managed to have the cases thrown out of court due to lack of evidence. Undeterred, the security services/police have upped the ante.

On October 31, 2011, in a raid befitting the capture of terrorists, approximately 50 special forces from the Yassam Police Unit descended upon Yeshivat Od Yosef Chai in Yitzhar, ostensibly to scoop up a Shomron resident in relation to the mosque arson. Their tactics included sprayed pepper gas in all directions, resulting in injuries to several rabbis and students.

There is no more visible poster child  for meting out punishment to the ‘settler’ public, than Od Yosef Chai, the centerpiece of Yitzhar.Therefore, they zeroed in on its affiliated high school, the Dorshei Yehudcha Yeshiva. It was ordered closed by the Education Ministry, whereas Od Yosef Chai’s retribution was an immediate reduced government subsidy.

Most significantly, in the same manner in which the democratic right to due process is violated – when Jewish nationalists are detained/arrested under the British Mandate orders of Administrative Detention – similarly, Jewish rights have been abrogated, once again, due to the undemocratic closure of Yitzhar’s educational institution.

According to Arutz Sheva, the outgoing Director-General of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Shimshon Shoshani, cut the funding for the Dorshei Yehudcha Yeshiva High School based on confidential information he says he cannot publicize.

Not compelled by law to reveal the evidence against the school, even to their attorney, there are no charges to refute! In a state, whereby democracy is hailed as the supreme mantle to behold, citizens are expected to place their trust/faith in a system which hides behind “secret evidence”.

All of the above leads full circle to their penultimate target – Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, a main Yeshiva head in Yitzhar. Instructively, he was recently investigated for the ‘crime’ of authoring a leading Jewish legal treatise called Torat HaMelech, the King’s Torah.

Its essence asks   when it is permissible under Jewish law to shed the blood of non-Jews belonging to the enemy population. The text, deeply sourced, thoroughly and painfully explored by Torah pin-pointed examination, discusses the Jewish population’s precedence over the non-Jewish enemy population during war time. This Torah based discussion is offensive to post-Zionists. By placing halakhah and nationalist ethos above post-Zionist ideology, the punishment of Yitzhar is pursued along many paths. At this juncture it involves the dismantlement of Yitzhar’s spiritual institutions

The open questions are-will our Jewish leadership, in Israel and the diaspora, stay silent in the face of this (latest) Jewish nationalist outrage? And, will our communities step upto the plate, making sure that whatever funding is cut is replaced through private help and attendant communal efforts?

The Silent Jews…By Adina Kutnicki

Originally published in Arutz 7, Israel National News
 By:Adina Kutnicki
Published: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 11:34 PM
Rise up and say, “Enough!”

I often wonder what it will take for the majority of Jews in Tel Aviv and other major Israeli cities to rise up and say, “Enough.” Every day there are reports of countless terror attacks (some successful, some not) perpetrated against their own Jewish brothers and sisters; yet, there is an eerie silence from most quarters in Israel (and shamefully, also in the Diaspora). Surely, if I am privy to all of this horrendous information from the US (and actively working to thwart it) Jews in Israel are most definitely in the know. Therefore, the question that begs to be asked is: Why
aren’t they rising up against their derelict leadership, and what will it take for them to do so?
It is fully understandable that most people are preoccupied with supporting their families, dealing with day-to-day life challenges, and thus have little time for “resistance'” activities. However, what is more pressing than internalizing that entire towns in one’s country (barely the size of New Jersey) are becoming nothing more than rocket zones? If most Israelis are unable to stop their lives long enough to protest such outrages against fellow Jews, then how is it that they cannot internalize that their own neighborhoods will eventually become terrorist target galleries? If only for self-interested reasons, the masses should be livid enough to rise up, to do anything and everything to prevent such an impending catastrophe.
The answers to the above entail a host of pathologies; however, the toxic mix of callous indifference plus living within the comfort zone of denial clearly animates their silence. A majority of the citizens of S’derot and its sister communities are poor, many hail from Sephardic lineage, and a host of others are immigrants from various hard-scrabble backgrounds. A large portion of Jews in the big cities can’t seem to relate to these backgrounds and it renders them immune to their silenced screams for help. They are treated for the most part as the “poor cousins,” partly to be pitied, mostly to be ignored, but certainly not important enough to lose sleep over. Coupled with their major feelings of indifference are the feelings that this couldn’t possibly happen to their own cosmopolitan cities. The terrorists just wouldn’t dare.
Newsflash! The rockets now raining down in the south are coming to a city near every Jew in Israel, whether they are from the political left, right, secular or religious communities. Kassams are non-discriminatory, unlike the Israeli leadership.
As the derelict Israeli leadership leaves Jews in their besieged southern cities exposed to lethal rocket fire, totally fending for themselves, they are busy hatching major giveaways of Jewish cities as “gifts” in an insane quest to
prop up Yasser Arafat’s Fatah. This same appeasement mentality leads the leadership to release captured terrorists into Israel’s midst – again and again. Does anyone who is even slightly awake think that these “gestures” will not be used to create more Islamic launching pads, hitting all of Israel? Rest assured, not one Jew will escape their jihadist path.
One would have assumed that after the “disengagement” from Gush Katif, with the ascendancy of Hamas turning Gaza into the biggest terror enclave in the world, the notion of giving over even one more square inch of Jewish land to the enemy would send the Jewish populace into uncontrolled spasms of resistance. Not exactly.
If the average Jew in Israel does not immediately wake up from his or her self-induced stupor, it will surely be too late. To be fair, in most normal countries the citizens depend on their leaders to protect them from harm, both near and far. As a matter of democratic principle – which Israel’s leaders claim as their holiest mantle – the law mandates national leadership to protect the nation’s civilians. For if they are unable to do so, they abrogate their right to govern.
The evidence is overwhelming that Israel’s leaders have done just the opposite. They would rather leave their citizens literally exposed to death from rocket attacks than ruffle any international or Arab feathers they are seeking to do business with. The following facts on the ground support this very harsh indictment.
While S’derot’s Jews are plunged into despair, many running for their lives, and others plunged into actual darkness by Gazan rockets, Israel’s leaders dither, appease and concede defeat. Its Supreme Court of (in)Justice allows every manner of anti-Zionist group to petition against Israeli reprisals, which could possibly harm (inconvenience) Gazan citizens, regardless of the non-stop harm caused to Israel’s own citizens. In tandem, Israel’s Attorney General and its Defense Minister have joined the howling chorus: “Don’t harm the Gazans!”
At the end of this death dance, either the Jews will prevail or the Arabs will. It boils down to whether or not the Jews will wake up in time to confront both their external Islamic enemies, and also to challenge the internal enemy.
The Jewish people returned to their homeland in order to ensure that they would forever be able to freely live as
History will be totally unforgiving to this generation of Jews.
Jews, to determine their own destiny. For an entire portion of the Jewish population to live under siege, while the remainder remains generally oblivious to their plight, is not only unseemly, but it places Jewish lives the world over in peril. Whatever is allowed to happen to a portion of Jews in Israel reverberates worldwide. For if Jews do not care enough to protect their own, surely the expectation for strangers to do otherwise is clearly whistling past the graveyard.
Furthermore, history will be totally unforgiving to this generation of Jews, who have been blessed to return to reclaim their homeland and to have the finest army in the Middle East, yet who remain passive as sheep to the slaughter. The calling to this generation of Jews – both in Israel and in the Diaspora – is to meet these deadly challenges we are faced with in a bold, resolute and unflinching manner. Our collective fate depends on how we answer the call to what history has placed before us, by confronting Israel’s malignant leadership and our outside enemies seeking to destroy us.

No Crime Without Punishment…By Adina Kutnicki

Originally published in Arutz 7, Israel National News
 By:Adina Kutnicki
July 26, 2007
There is a method to the madness.

The most effective way for a leadership to demoralize its citizens is to demonstrate to them, through both calculated words and unfathomable deeds, that their foundational moorings are unjust. Israel’s leaders have precisely pinpointed their attacks to be able to steer its Jews away from Zionism to post-Zionism, regardless of all their protestations to the contrary that they too are really Zionists.
Zionists are made to feel, through a myriad of actions intentionally undertaken by the Israeli regime, that not only is a post-Zionist outlook just, but that persisting in a Zionist outlook will cause many more Jewish deaths. The leadership understands that creating visual aids is a powerful tool. There are few more devastating sights than helplessly witnessing the release of capturedterrorists, and the pardoning of many more terror leaders.
While, on a daily basis, Jewish soldiers and security officers risk life and limb to capture these killers, the Israeli leadership treats their heroic actions as nothing more than a 
To further their post-Zionist goals, the secular elite pounced on several wellsprings.
game of cat-and-mouse. Not only is this message seared into the souls of the soldiers, thus demoralizing them, but also into the consciousness of the terrorists. How many times have we witnessed the humiliating spectacle of newly captured terrorists smile for the cameras, wave victory fingers, and brazenly state that they expect to be released, while being hauled off to jail?
The terrorists have surely imbibed the message that a catch-and-release program is part of the Israeli leadership’s plans – no matter how heinous the terrorists’ crimes. If you were a terrorist, wouldn’t you, too, internalize the same hopeful message? No such positive message is aimed at the Jews.
Of course, there are varied excuses and babblings about why these releases are necessary – that “diplomatic” concerns dictate such “bold risks for peace;” that “windows of political opportunities” can’t be missed; and the tried and true refrain of “two states living side by side in peace.” To all the “sacrifices for peace,” these platitudes are nothing but a dagger in their already bleeding hearts.
In actuality, there is a goal-oriented method to the leadership’s perceived madness. That is, the remaking of our Jewish homeland into an Israeli (rather than Jewish) State. This persistent and dangerous vision imbibed by the ruling elite (particularly since the Oslo Accords) dare not be misinterpreted and left for another day. While this nightmarish scenario might seem like madness, or a pie-in-the-sky plan, to the average Zionist, secular or religious, this is the plan. Shimon Peres’s New Middle East‘ is the reason why scores of PLO terroristswere resurrected from the dead in Tunis, only to be implanted right into our heartland; shades of “capturing and pardoning” should come to mind.
To further their post-Zionist goals, the secular elite pounced on several wellsprings. To get to the heart and soul of the matter, they co-opted the Education Ministry. Through small, but steady incremental measures, they revamped a previously robust Zionist education. Ever since the tutelage of Shulamit Aloni, core Zionist ethos has been almost eviscerated. How better to brainwash the youth than to strip them of their Zionist roots?
To actually visualize and internalize their post-Zionist aspirations, many probing questions must be asked and answered. Why would a normal, supposedly Zionist Israeli leadership agree to turn tens of thousands of nationalist Jews into refugees, when no other country would dare commit such a violation of Jewish rights? Not only that, but the leadership ensured (through benign neglect) that the refugees would become helpless and hopeless pawns in their New Middle East plan – all in order to shatter their dreams of a Greater Israel, encompassing our historical and Biblical heartland. They broke every promise of their oft-repeated refrain before the expulsion, “There is a solution for every community.” Two years later, the Knesset is still promising and making clucking sounds, but, as expected, all comes to naught.
In addition, every time the IDF gets close to vanquishing our enemies, they are rolled back. Instead of operating as an offensive force, they have been mandated to wage a defensive war, whose core goal is “containment,” certainly not victory. Why?
Even if one tries to convince oneself that Washington and others prevent the IDF from achieving victory (through various measures), it still doesn’t take the absolute onus off the leadership. First and foremost, it is their sworn duty to protect their citizens.
In essence, Israel’s leadership has become legal outlaws. World-recognized, international criminal law expert Professor Louis Beres states, “Terrorism is a crime under 
Israel’s leadership has become legal outlaws.
international law, and incontestably one of the most serious. The precise offenses that comprise this crime can be found at the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism…. [Every] state has an obligation under international law to prosecute and punishterrorists…. [Any] person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible and liable to punishment….”
In addition, Israel’s Basic Law is very clear. Israeli leadership is obligated to protect the enshrined civil and human rights of its citizens – Zionists included. Doesn’t all the above violate this sacred law?
Look, my blood is boiling to the nth degree (all the way from the US) watching the spectacle of bloodthirsty Jew-killers (successful ones or not) once again mugging for the cameras and waving their “Palestine” flags. Their relatives are smug in the reality that their loved ones are now home, while Israelis at home mourn their own losses and are humiliated to boot. What precisely will it take for millions – yes, millions – of Jews in Israel to take to the streets, to finally rid themselves of the dangerous albatross around their necks?
Nullum Crimen Sine Poena.