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How Israel Won The War Against The Suicide Bombers

By Yonatan Silverman

On September 29, 2000, the eve of the Jewish New Year, Israel was confronted with a new wave of Palestinian attacks. In the unprecedented wave of violence and terror that followed, Israelis faced more than 140 suicide bombings and hundreds more rocket attacks launched by Palestinian terrorists. More than 1,100 Israelis died (over 70 percent of them civilians), and 7,800 injured in more than 25,000 different terror attacks. Over the same period, more than 4,100 Palestinians were killed and nearly 30,000 injured—the vast majority of these in Israeli reprisals.
- Moshe Yaalon "Lessons From The Palestinian War Against Israel" 1
In the summer of 2005, then chief justice Aharon Barak opened his judgment on a petition brought by Palestinians who were appealing the legality of the separation fence near Alfei Menashe with the following statement:

"In September 2000 the second intifada broke out. A mighty attack of acts of terrorism landed upon Israel, and upon Israelis in the Judea, Samaria, and Gaza Strip areas (hereinafter – the area). Most of the terrorist attacks were directed toward civilians. They struck at men and at women; at the elderly and at infants. Entire families lost their loved ones. The attacks were designed to take human life. They were designed to sow fear and panic. 

They were meant to obstruct the daily life of the citizens of Israel. Terrorism has turned into a strategic threat. Terrorist attacks are committed inside of Israel and in the area. They occur everywhere, including public transportation, shopping centers and markets, coffee houses, and inside of houses and communities. The main targets of the attacks are the downtown areas of Israel's cities. Attacks are also directed at the Israeli communities in the area, and at transportation routes. Terrorist organizations use a variety of means.

These include suicide attacks ("guided human bombs"), car bombs, explosive charges, throwing of Molotov cocktails and hand grenades, shooting attacks, mortar fire, and rocket fire. A number of attempts at attacking strategic targets ("mega-terrorism") have failed. Thus, for example, the intent to topple one of the Azrieli towers in Tel Aviv using a car bomb in the parking lot was frustrated (April 2002). Another attempt which failed was the attempt to detonate a truck in the gas tank farm at Pi Glilot (May 2003). 

Since the onset of these terrorist acts, up until mid July 2005, almost one thousand attacks have been carried out within Israel. In Judea and Samaria, 9000 attacks have been carried out. Thousands of attacks have been carried out in the Gaza Strip. More than one thousand Israelis have lost their lives, approximately 200 of them in the Judea and Samaria area. Many of the injured have become severely handicapped. On the Palestinian side as well, the armed conflict has caused many deaths and injuries. We are flooded with bereavement and pain. 2

In Chapter Six of the book The Seventh War by Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff it states: "Suicide Terror was the most terrifying weapon the Palestinians employed in this war."
A website of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs documents the story in even greater detail. 

There were a few terrorist attacks in the end of 2000, following the onset of the "Al Aksa Intifada". But the terrorists began suicide bombing in earnest in 2001 during which there were 36 such attacks. The year 2002 was the apex, with 44 suicide attacks. But the number went down to 22 in 2003; to 15 in 2004; to 10 in 2005; to 3 in 2006 and 1 in 2007.

What are the factors that caused the number of these dreadful suicide bombings to decrease year to year?

The most immediate reaction was to establish a net of road blocks throughout the Palestinian territories. An IDF document from 2005 states:

"For the past four years, the State of Israel and the IDF have been forced to confront an unprecedented series of terror attacks against Israeli targets. During this period of time, more than a thousand Israeli civilians and residents were killed and thousands more were wounded in more than 20,000 terror attacks.

"The IDF has been operating against the Palestinian terror infrastructure during the past four years, as it will continue to do in the future, in order to thwart terror attacks and to protect Israeli civilians. One of the numerous methods used by the IDF in order to prevent terrorists from reaching their goals and carrying out attacks against Israelis is conducting security checks in crossings that are located at the exits of Palestinian cities, and in other locations throughout the West Bank. 

The policy of the road blocks and check points was clearly effective.
"The unit has uncovered over 2,000 attempts to smuggle wanted terrorists, explosives and explosive devices, illegal workers, false documentation and more. 

"Since the beginning of 2005, 389 Palestinians, among these potential suicide bombers, have been caught attempting to smuggle weaponry from the West Bank into Israel, wanted terrorists and those suspected of terror activities.

"Over the past two months (since the beginning of April), 25 Palestinians have been apprehended at crossing points, including: 

"Two Palestinian youths who were apprehended when they attempted to carry out a terror attack using three pipe bombs on April 5, 2005 southwest of Nablus, near Har Grizim. 

"A 14-year-old Palestinian youth who arrived at the Hawara checkpoint, south of Nablus, on May 22, 2005 with two pipe bombs strapped to his body and a lighter with which he intended to detonate the bombs at the soldiers at the crossing. 

"A Palestinian carrying an explosive belt concealed in a bag arrived at a security crossing near Beit Eiba on May 27, 2005. The belt was constructed of four pipe bombs and weighed 2 kg. 3
In a May 21, 2001 press briefing, Maj. Gen. Giora Eiland, then head of the IDF Operation Branch said:

"If you remember, until three or four months ago the main criticism was against the Israeli ways of using force, what the journalists used to call the Israeli assassinations.

Through this kind of targeting, the specific targets, all of them behind a specific terrorist capability or a specific terrorist operation, we managed to reduce a significant number of planned operations. I don't want even to imagine what could have happened if we didn't take these kind of steps.
"So we know that there is no one military way to reduce this violence.

But there are certain ways that we can reduce the other side's capability, in some ways to reduce the other side's motivation, in some way to cause a cost to the other side and not a way to be in a situation where the only thing we have to do is to suffer terrorist activities that, as I said, are fully sponsored and encouraged by the Palestinian Authority. 4

In 2001, the IDF, under the leadership of then prime minister Sharon carried out 14 "targeted assassinations" of terrorist leaders. In 2002, the number stayed the same. There were 16 targeted assassinations in 2003. The number rose to 20 in 2004. 

There were 8 in 2005; 15 in 2006 and 4 in 2007. Credit must be paid of course to the intelligence gathering capabilities of Israel's Shin Beit, which locates the terrorist targets and then pinpoints their exact locations to make it possible for IDF soldiers or IDF pilots to eliminate them. 

Harel and Issacharoff argue in The Seventh War that the policy of targeted assassinations in fact caused an escalation in the violence, because they heightened the determination of the terrorists for revenge, and led them to commit even more suicide bombings. But the tactic was effective it seems.

In a June 4,2004 article in The Jerusalem Post, Arieh O'Sullivan 5 asked:

"Is this sense of a lull in Palestinian suicide bombings an optical illusion, or have the tactics employed by Israel led to irreversible success as terrorist groups are decapitated and devastated again and again? While there have been lulls before, this three-month period since a serious suicide bombing (which could be shattered even today) is different."

This shows that as early as three years ago, there was a dramatic decrease in the plague of suicide bombings in Israel. O'Sullivan surveys the whole picture. Massive arrests of terrorists for example:

"The situation is such that the number of Palestinians currently being held by the IDF and Prisons Authority has reached the highest level since the violence broke out 44 months ago.
"According to figures by B'tselem (The Israel Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories), the IDF in May was holding 3,939 prisoners and the Prisons Authority held 2,687 for a total of 6,626. These included over 700 held as administrative detainees without trial. In comparison, figures show that during May 2002 - the peak of Operation Defensive Shield, there were 2,368 prisoners."

O'Sullivan quotes Nimrod Amzalak of B'Tselem:

"There is a great wave of arrests to put pressure on the Palestinians and get information out of them. It is a very wide circle," 

O'Sullivan adds:

"It has been nearly three months since the last serious suicide bombing. There were three major suicide bombings inside Israel in the first five months of 2004 that killed 28 and wounded some 120 people...

"Security officials say that in the first months of this year there has been a steady rise in the number of attacks thwarted. According to their statistics, Israel has successfully intercepted and prevented 60 suicide attacks so far this year. Most of these were planned by Tanzim terrorists and not Hamas. Intelligence from interrogations of detained Palestinians is key to thwarting attacks."

According to O'Sullivan:

"The main factor in the decline of their capability is the killing and capture of their leadership."
He finishes by quoting Dr. Shimon Bar, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.

"Their rotating leadership is expending all its energy hiding. They are afraid of Israel hitting them which makes any sort of sophisticated planning difficult…When an organization loses its head it cannot operate as a unified organization and loses its strategy," Bar said. "They have a communication problem and a command and control problem."

But O'Sullivan's survey of Israel's winning tactics in the war against suicide bombings also includes the most significant factor, which is the separation fence.

"Certainly the security fence is a visible and effective reason for the reduction in successful attacks in Israel."

As recently as November, 2006, the leader of Islamic Jihad, Ramadan Shalah, expressed agreement in an interview on Al Manar television:

"There is the separation fence, which is an obstacle to the resistance, and if it were not there the situation would be entirely different."

Ministry of Defense documents from 2003 and 2004 state 6:

"A comparison of the number of attacks within Israel carried out by Samaria-based terrorists after the anti-terrorist fence was built, and the number of attacks carried out by the same terrorist groups before the building of the fence, reveals a drop of some 90 percent in the ability of these terrorist groups to perpetrate attacks within Israel."
And it cites the following examples:

"In the first case, two terrorists, members of the Islamic Jihad, came from Zbubeh but were unable to cross into Israel directly and had to make a detour of 45 km to try and infiltrate in the Beit Shean area where there is no fence, in order to carry out a suicide bombing at the ORT high school in Yokne'am. This long march provided the IDF and the Security forces who were chasing them, time to trace them hiding in a mosque in Bardaleh and capture them thus preventing the terror attack.

"The other suicide bombing was planned to take place in Rosh Ha'ayin. Two of the three members belonging to the Fatah Tanzim infrastructure in Nablus left Nablus in one car and the third member, a 40 year old mother of seven children left in a separate vehicle carrying the explosive belt with her.

"Their meeting point was Kfar Kasim, a spot chosen because there is no security fence in that area yet. The explosive belt was transferred and the woman returned back to Nablus undetected.

"The large presence of Israeli security forces in the area of Rosh Ha'ayin prevented the two terrorists from reaching their destination and they tried to get back but, later on they were caught heading towards Habla. The woman was arrested in Nablus...

"The conclusion is inescapable that a major factor in the sharp drop in the number of attacks carried out in Israel by Samaria-based terrorists in the past few months is the effect of the anti-terrorist fence on their operational patterns. This is in addition to the various preventive actions taken by the army in Judea and Samaria, particularly since Operation Defensive Shield."

March, 2002 was a particularly bloody month in Israel's war against the suicide bombings.

Mar 2, 2002 - Eleven people were killed and over 50 were injured, 4 critically, in a suicide bombing at 19:15 on Saturday evening near a yeshiva in the ultra-Orthodox Beit Yisrael neighborhood in the center of Jerusalem where people had gathered for a bar-mitzva celebration. The terrorist detonated the bomb next to a group of women waiting with their baby carriages for their husbands to leave the nearby synagogue. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade took responsibility for the attack.

Mar 5, 2002 - Maharatu Tagana, 85, of Upper Nazareth was killed and a large number of people injured, most lightly, when a suicide bomber exploded in an Egged No. 823 bus as it entered the Afula central bus station. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Mar 7, 2002 - A suicide bomber blew himself up in the lobby of a hotel in the commericial center on the outskirts of Ariel in Samaria. 15 people were injured, one seriously. The PFLP claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Mar 9, 2002- 11 people were killed and 54 injured, 10 of them seriously, when a suicide bomber exploded at 22:30 PM Saturday night in the crowded Moment cafe at the corner of Aza and Ben-Maimon streets in the Rehavia neighborhood in the center of Jerusalem. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Mar 17, 2002 - A suicide bomber exploded himself near an Egged bus no. 22 at the French Hill junction in northern Jerusalem. 25 people were lightly injured. 

Mar 20, 2002 - Seven people, four of them soldiers, were killed and about 30 wounded, several seriously, in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus No. 823 traveling from Tel Aviv to Nazareth at the Musmus junction on Highway 65 (Wadi Ara) near Afula. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Mar 21, 2002 - Three people were killed and 86 injured, 3 of them seriously, in a suicide bombing on King George Street in the center of Jerusalem. The terrorist detonated the bomb, packed with metal spikes and nails, in the center of a crowd of shoppers. The Fatah al-Aqsa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. 7

 The suicide attack on March 27, 2002 at the Passover seder in Netanya's Park Hotel, however, was the straw that broke the camel's back.

In this attack a Hamas suicide bomber from the city of Tulkarm walked into the hotel's dining room minutes before the 250 guests were going to read the Passover Hagada and blew himself up. Thirty people were killed and 140 were injured, 20 seriously. The terrorist was on the list of wanted terrorists Israel had presented to the Palestinian Authority for arrest, but this was ignored.

IDF Operation Defensive Shield was launched two days later on March 29, and continued intensively through April 21.

A reserve force of 30,000 was called up and they occupied the major cities of the West Bank, including Tulkarm, Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah, Qalqilya, and Bethlehem.

According to Hirsh Goodman, in his essay: "Operation Defensive Shield:

A Post Mortem The Operation, Its Goals and Results"8 the goal of the operation was fourfold:
"to destroy as much of the terrorist infrastructure as possible; to re-establish Israeli deterrence; to place the terrorist organizations on the defensive, and to isolate Arafat and weaken his authority." 

Hirsh Goodman goes on: 

"The scope of the operation, and the decision to enter Arafat's personal headquarters in Ramallah, the Mukata, took the Palestinians by surprise. It had commonly been assumed that the IDF would be deterred from entering Palestinian-controlled cities and refugee camps because of the potentially high cost in human terms of fighting in a dense urban environment."
In an April 8, 2002 address to the Knesset prime minister Ariel Sharon said:

"The Government of Israel has thus decided to instruct the IDF and other security forces to embark on Operation Defensive Shield, which has one goal: uprooting the terrorist infrastructure which Arafat built to continue attacking us.

"IDF soldiers and officers have been given clear orders: to enter cities and villages which have become havens for terrorists; to catch and arrest terrorists and, primarily, their dispatchers and those who finance and support them; to confiscate weapons intended to be used against Israeli citizens; to expose and destroy terrorist facilities and explosives, laboratories, weapons production factories and secret installations. 

The orders are clear: target and paralyze anyone who takes up weapons and tries to oppose our troops, resists them or endanger them - and to avoid harming the civilian population."

And toward the end of the Operation, Maj. Gen Aharon Ze'evi Farkash, the head of IDF Military Intelligence had these observations:

"First of all, it was proven that wherever IDF forces entered, the wave of terror stopped.
Second, the huge terror infrastructure was uncovered, deployed very extensively throughout the West Bank. It included large quantities of arms, numerous laboratories for preparing explosive charges, and many experts in the handling of explosives and the preparation of explosive charges. 

Third, the Hamas infrastructure in the West Bank that produced Kassam rockets was severely damaged. Dozens of rockets and rocket parts were discovered, and the main experts who produced the rockets were arrested or killed.

Fourth, more than 2500 senior wanted terrorists of the Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and the Fatah as well as others with blood on their hands, who masterminded suicide attacks, were arrested or killed - among them, 80 from the medium level and higher, and 15 terrorist leaders in Judea and Samaria.

And finally, all in all, the terror infrastructures suffered a severe blow in several focal points such as Jenin, which will considerably hinder its reconstruction. At the same time, wanted terrorists are still at large, and they are capable of carrying out attacks in the immediate term from any place from which the IDF pulls back. 

For example: immediately after we pulled back from Tulkarm and Kalkilya, the wanted terrorists returned there and started to prepare terrorist attacks. As you know, the attack in Yagur, east of Haifa, was from Tulkarm. The terrorist arrived in the Yagur area from Tulkarm, one day after we pulled back from Tulkarm.

"In the final account, one can't ignore the fact that the IDF has undermined the Palestinian operational rationale, which sought to create a balance of blood and terror and to break Israel's stamina and spirit. May I say that the last two and a half weeks, only 4% of the Israelis who were killed are civilians; the others are soldiers. The picture before our operation was completely different: 75% civilians, 25% Israeli soldiers."9

Former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon has written:

"Operation Defensive Shield thus heralded a watershed in the conflict, marking a significant change in Israeli attitudes toward the Palestinian Authority, and the military’s switch from defensive to offensive operations. From March 29, 2002, the number of Israeli casualties from terror attacks dropped precipitously."10

And he goes on:

"The primary operational lesson I drew, among the host of lessons I have learned during the war against terror, is that the best defense is a good offense. Israel succeeded in reducing the threat of Palestinian terror and the number of Israeli casualties only by moving from the defense to the offense. 

"Until Defensive Shield, Israel was seen by many Arabs as a "spider web," to quote Lebanese Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah. This phrase was used to denote the fact that like a spider web, Israel’s military and society seemed strong, but were actually very weak when put to the test. The Arabs concluded that Israelis were tired of wars and unwilling to fight and sacrifice their lives for cause and country.

Like some Israelis, they believed that the reservists would not be ready to go to war with the same resilience they had exhibited in the past. Yet the performance of the IDF, and especially that of the reservists, proved otherwise. 

Their impressive mobilization, in which many volunteered to go to war (without being called up), coupled with Israeli popular support for the operation, had a significant strategic effect. It demonstrated the strength and resilience of the IDF and Israeli society even before a single shot had been fired.
"All these lessons emphasize the importance of relying first on offense, then the fence, and finally defense. 

This strategy, wherein the best defense is a good offense, proves just as advantageous in other arenas of the war on terror, specifically the political, economic, psychological, cultural, and legislative arenas. Seizing and maintaining the initiative and maintaining a credible offensive posture is more effective than merely responding."11
Operation Defensive Shield exhausted itself in a few weeks. But it was quickly exchanged for Operation Determined Path, in the middle of June, 2002.

Operation Determined Path was an IDF Operation that was undertaken in Judea and Samaria beginning on June 22, 2002, for the purpose of combating Palestinian terrorism with the goal of reaching some of the un-reached objectives set forth for Defensive Shield, especially in the northern West Bank. In contrast to Operation Defensive Shield in which large concentrated forces of soldiers were employed, in Determined Path the forces were employed in a decentralized way, in hundreds of pinpoint actions that were undertaken intensively and repeatedly.

While Operation Defensive Shield severely undermined the offensive capabilities of Fatah and Hamas and eliminated or captured most of their military leadership, many objectives were abandoned due to international pressure and false allegations of a massacre in Jenin.
During Operation Determined Path, the following measures were taken:

  • Curfews of all major cities in the West Bank, to prevent Palestinian militant movement and civilian casualties
  • Dozens of targeted raids for arrests and intelligence gathering
  • Assassination of important terrorists and terrorist forces
  • Raids on Palestinian Authority offices and seizure of incriminating evidence confirming its ties with various terror groups
  • Acting on intelligence to prevent terrorist acts within Israel
  • House demolition
  • Raids on weapon and bomb laboratories
Although it never officially ended, the operation was deemed a relative success, both in the short and long term. 10 The key elements of Operation Determined Path are essentially the same ones that characterize the IDF's anti-terrorism actions today. And above all, the element that matters the most is that the IDF remains in the West Bank, at arm's length from terrorist fugitives and their operations.

To recapitulate, the tactics Israel employed between September 2000 and the present to defeat the terror of suicide bombing were the following:

A. IDF Road blocks and check points around major Arab West Bank cities. 

B. Targeted assassinations of terrorist leaders and bomb makers.

C. Massive arrests of terrorist fugitives, based on accurate and ample intelligence. 

D. The security fence 

E. Taking the offensive in battles with the terrorists (as in Defensive Shield and Determined Path, and every other encounter with the criminals).

Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon was IDF chief of staff from July 9, 2002 through June 1, 2005, which means that it was on his watch that the IDF succeeded in gradually snuffing out the suicide bombing problem that plagued the country. 

His comments and observations deserve the last word:

"Any surrender to terror generates more terror; defeating terrorism thus requires resilience on the part of one’s own society to withstand and confront terrorism. By withstand terrorism, I mean that a society must be able to absorb terror’s costs— economically, emotionally, and in terms of lives lost—rather than surrender to it. Israeli society demonstrated a great deal of resilience in the face of unremitting terror attacks.

"Any society challenged by terrorists should be ready to sacrifice—never to surrender. Western societies should be ready to absorb casualties and the economic costs of war—never to surrender. Endurance and resilience are more important in this kind of warfare than aircraft, artillery, or any other weapons systems."11


1. Moshe Yaalon "Lessons From The Palestinian War Against Israel" Policy Focus #64 | January 2007 Washington Institute for Near East Policy

2. H.C.J. 7957/04

3. Security Crossing Improvements in Judea and Samaria 09/06/2005:

4. Press Briefing by Major General Giora Eiland- Head of the IDF Operation Branch 20-May-2001 Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

5. Is Israel winning the war on suicide bombers? Arieh O'Sullivan. Jerusalem Post June 4, 2004



8. Operation Defensive Shield: A Post Mortem The Operation, Its Goals and Results
Hirsh Goodman, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies Tel Aviv University, June 5, 2002

9. Briefing by Maj. Gen Aharon Zeevi Farkash - 16-Apr-2002 


11. Moshe Yaalon "Lessons From The Palestinian War Against Israel" Policy Focus #64 | January 2007 Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Submitted December 26, 2009 here: 

Yonatan Silverman is a professional Hebrew to English translator living in Tel Aviv. He also edits and publishes an electronic mail newsletter called SARTABA.

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Middle East Myths and Facts

1. Nationhood and Jerusalem - Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E., two thousand years before the rise of Islam.

2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.

3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 B.C.E. the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.

4. Arabs have only had control of Israel twice - from 634 until the Crusader invasion in June 1099, and from 1292 until the year 1517 when they were dispelled by the Turks in their conquest.

5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital. Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital, and Arab leaders did not come to visit.

6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran. There are vague references to Jerusalem in the Hadiths - stories about Mohammed - that he stopped his night journey (which the Koran explains took place in a dream!) at the "farther mosque" (or "distant place"). Muslims explain that this means "at the edge of the Temple mount", although no direct reference to Jerusalem or the Temple Mount is made.

7. King David established the city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.

8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Some Muslims (i.e. those between Israel and Saudi Arabia) pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.

9. Arab and Jewish Refugees - In 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews. Sixty eight percent left without ever seeing an Israeli soldier.

10. The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.

11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the same.

12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own peoples' lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey.

13. The Arab - Israeli Conflict - The Arabs are represented by eight separate nations, not including the Palestinians. There is only one Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost. Israel defended itself each time and won.

14. The P.L.O.'s Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them with weapons.

15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.

16. The U.N. Record on Israel and the Arabs - Of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.

17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were directed against Israel.

18. The U.N was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.

19. The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

20. The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

For those of us who believe that the "Israeli Occupation" has been bad for the Palestinian people, these facts may change your perception. The "occupation" seems to have brought nothing but good to the Palestinians - we can only imagine how much worse they would be if Israel hadn't helped them!

1. During 20 years of Arab rule Palestinian male life expectancy grew from 42 to 44. During the next 20 years of Israeli rule Palestinian male life expectancy grew from 44 to 63.

2. During 20 years of Arab rule Palestinian female life expectancy grew from 45 to 46. During the next 20 years of Israeli rule Palestinian female life expectancy grew from 46 to 67.

3. During 20 years of Arab rule Palestinian infant mortality rate decreased from 200 per thousand to 170 per thousand. During the next 20 years of Israeli rule Palestinian infant mortality rate decreased from 170 per thousand to 60 per thousand.

4. During 20 years of Arab rule Palestinian crude death rate decreased from 21 per thousand to 19 per thousand. During next 20 years of Israeli rule Palestinian infant mortality rate decreased from 19 per thousand to 6 per thousand.

5. Before 1967, when Israel's rule began, only 113 hospitals had been built in the territories. By the time of 1989 Israel had helped establish more than three times that number to 387.

6. Before 1967 only 23 Mother & Child Centers had been established. After 1989 about six times as many could be found. (135)

7. Malaria, which had existed in the territories before 1967 was finally eliminated during the Israeli rule.

8. Israel also more than tripled the number of Palestinian teachers and boosted the Palestinian educational system by establishing a number of universities.

Among those universities were the College of Scientists (Abu Dis) - est. 1982, the College of Social Welfare (El Bira) - est. 1979, the College of Religion (Beit Hanina) - est. 1978 and the Islamic College in Hebron- est.1971.

9. This was not the only effect Israeli rule had on the Palestinian education system and the Palestinian people.

Before 1967 the percentage of illiterates on average had been 27.8% among men and among women even higher at 65.1%. By 1983 Israel had helped reduce illiteracy to only 13.5% among men and 38.9% among women.

The Truth About the Mideast
Fourteen fundamental facts about Israel and Palestine

By David G. Littman

October 7, 2002

It's time to look back on 14 fundamental geographical, historical, and diplomatic facts from the last century relating to the Middle East. These basic facts and figures were stressed in recent statements to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights and its subcommission, to the surprise of representatives of both states and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

1) After World War I Great Britain accepted the 1922 Mandate for Palestine, and then — with League of Nations approval — used its article 25 to create two distinct entities within the Mandate-designated area.

2) The territory lying between the Jordan River and the eastern desert boundary "of that part of Palestine which was known as Trans-Jordan" (nearly 78 percent) thus became the Emirate of Transjordan.

This new entity was put under the rule of Emir Abdullah, the eldest son of the Sharif of Mecca, as a recompense for his support in the war against the Turks, and of Ibn Saud's seizure of Arabia (Faisal, Abdullah's brother, later received the even vaster Mandate area of Iraq).

3) Turning a blind eye to article 15, Great Britain also decided that no Jews could reside or buy land in the newly created Emirate. This policy was ratified — after the emirate became a kingdom — by Jordan's law no. 6, sect. 3, on April 3, 1954, and reactivated in law no. 7, sect. 2, on April 1, 1963. It states that any person may become a citizen of Jordan unless he is a Jew. King Hussein made peace with Israel in 1994, but the Judenrein legislation remains valid today.

4) The remaining area west of the Jordan River (comprising about 22 percent of the original Mandate) was then officially designated "Palestine" by Great Britain. As stated in the 1937 Royal Commission Report, "the primary purpose of the Mandate, as expressed in its preamble and its articles, is to promote the establishment of the Jewish National Home." This was now greatly restricted.

5) U.N. General Assembly Resolution 181 (November 29, 1947) authorized a Partition Plan in this area: for an Arab and a Jewish state — and for a corpus separatum for Jerusalem. The plan was rejected by both the Arab League and the Arab-Palestinian leadership. Aided and abetted by the neighboring Arab countries, local armed Arab Palestinian forces immediately began attacking Jews, who counterattacked. On May 15, 1948, the armies of five Arab League states joined these militias in the invasion of Israel, but their armies failed in their goal of eradicating the fledgling state.

6) The armistice boundaries (1949-1967) left Israel with roughly 16.5 percent, or 8,000 sq. miles, of the original 1922 Mandate area (about 48,000 sq. miles), while about five percent — less Gaza, which was occupied by the Egyptians — was conquered and occupied in 1948 by British General Glubb Pasha, the commander of Abdullah's Arab Legion. The historic regions of "Judea and Samaria" — their official names as indicated on all British mandate maps until 1948 — were annexed and became the "West Bank" of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1950. All the Jews were expelled from the area and from the Old City of Jerusalem; their synagogues, and even tombstones on the Mount of Olives, were destroyed.

7) Until King Hussein attacked Israel on June 6, 1967, Jordan's recognized de facto boundaries covered 83 percent of Palestine (78 percent east of the Jordan river, and five percent to the west). Following its military defeat in the Six Day War, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan lost the "West Bank," which it had illegally annexed 19 years earlier, retaining the huge "Transjordan" portion (78 percent) of the original League of Nations territory.

8) Of Jordan's current population of five million, about two-thirds (over three million) consider themselves "Arab Palestinians." They are the descendants either of the original Arab Palestinian inhabitants of the Trans-Jordan region, or of roughly 550,000 Arab refugees from west Palestine who lost their homes after the Arab League armies failed to eradicate Israel first in 1948, and again in 1967. Nearly two million Jordanian Bedouin citizens and others do not identify themselves as Palestinians.

9) After the 1967 disaster, an Arab League Summit Conference held in Khartoum that November reacted negatively to U.N. Security Council Resolution 247: "No peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel, no concessions on the questions of Palestinian national rights." This was also the determined position of the PLO. Apart from Egypt's 1981 peace treaty with Israel, there was little change, for the next two decades, in this refusal to negotiate according to U.N. Resolution 242.

10) In those "West Bank and Gaza" areas, designated by the Oslo Accords of 1994 to be placed under the administration of the Palestinian Authority (covering about 5.5 percent of the "Greater Palestine" area on both sides of the Jordan), there is now a population of over 3,200,000, of whom about 35,000 are Christians, but none are Jews.

11) The population of the Jewish state — a state envisaged in the 1922 League of Nations Mandate, and confirmed by the U.N.'s 1947 decision — is now roughly 6,500,000, of whom roughly 20 percent are Arabs (120,000 Christians), Druze, and Bedouin citizens of Israel. Of the more than five million Jewish citizens, about one-half are those Jewish refugees from Arab countries, and their descendants, who fled or left their ancient homeland when massacres, arrests, and ostracism made life impossible (a further 300,000 emigrated to Europe and the Americas, where they number over a million).

12) Today, a tiny, vulnerable Jewish remnant — scarcely 5,000 persons — remains in all the Arab world, less than half of one percent from the near million who were there in 1948 (this does not include the 50,000 in Turkey and Iran, left of about 200,000 in 1945). These are the forgotten Jewish refugees from Arab lands, from countries that will soon be totally judenrein just as Jordan has been since 1922.

13) The 22 Arab League countries cover a global surface of over six million square miles, over ten percent of the land surface on earth. Israel, by contrast, covers barely 8,000 sq. miles.

14) Security Council Resolution 242 has now become the panacea for Arab states, yet their interpretation of its key operative paragraph does not correspond to the English original, which version alone is binding. In March 2002, a Saudi "peace plan" was approved by the Arab League in Beirut, but behind it lurks the former 1981 "Fahd Plan" — with a facelift — that would leave Israel with impossible borders. After the Iraqi menace has been resolved one way or another, what is needed for the "Middle East peace process" is a concerted effort to support the Mitchell plan, which could one day lead to true peace and reconciliation for the whole region. But the Palestinian Authority will only become a genuine partner with Israel, alongside Jordan and Egypt, if there is a radical break with the past, and a new spirit of mutual acceptance prevails between the Arab world and Israel — with individual and collective security and dignity for all. This will only be feasible if democratic institutions and a respect for human rights and the rule of law become the norm, as they now are not. And it will only be feasible if the Arab world recognizes the inalienable legitimacy of Israel's existence in a part of its historical land.

— David G. Littman is a historian. Since 1986, he has been active on human-rights issues at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. His recent statements on this subject were made as a representative of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, a nongovernmental organization.

James Madison - 4th U.S. President Said this:

"But I go on this great republican principle, that the people will have virtue and intelligence to select men of virtue and wisdom. Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks--no form of government can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men. So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them.

James Madison - 4th U.S. President

Who do you trust America?

I love this simply because it PISSES off Atheist's and Liberal's

What I believe as an American!

9 Principles

1. America Is Good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the external rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is know. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson

12 Values

  • Honesty
  • Reverence
  • Hope
  • Thrift
  • Humility
  • Charity
  • Sincerity
  • Moderation
  • Hard Work
  • Courage
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Gratitude

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The Warriors Creed for God and Country!

The Warriors Creed says it all about what we all should be doing for God!
I Am a Soldier
I am a soldier in the army of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer.
The Holy Bible is my code of conduct.
Faith, Prayer, and the Word are my weapons of Warfare.
I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity, and tested by fire.
I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity.
I will either retire in this Army or die in this Army; but, I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or pushed out.
I am faithful, reliable, capable, and dependable. If my God needs me, I am there.
I am a soldier. I am not a baby.
I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up, or pepped up.
I am a soldier. No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me, or lure me.
I am a soldier. I am not a wimp.
I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name, and building His kingdom!
No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards, candy, or give me handouts.
I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for, or catered to.
I am committed. I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around.
I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside. I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit.
When Jesus called me into this Army, I had nothing.
If I end up with nothing, I will still come out even. I will win.
My God will supply all my needs. I am more than a conqueror.
I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ.
Devils cannot defeat me.
People cannot disillusion me.
Weather cannot weary me.
Sickness cannot stop me.
Battles cannot beat me.
Money cannot buy me.
Governments cannot silence me, and hell cannot handle me!
I am a soldier.
Even death cannot destroy me.
For when my Commander calls me from this battlefield, He will promote me to a captain.
I am a soldier, in the Army, I'm marching, claiming victory.
I will not give up.
I will not turn around.
I am a soldier, marching Heaven bound.
There are four kinds of soldiers:
1. Active Duty: Serving the Lord faithfully, daily, and on duty 24-7-365.
2. Reserve Status: Serving only when called upon, or twice a year: Christmas and Easter.
3. Guard Status: Backing up the Active Duty group.
4. AWOL! Absent With Out the Lord.
Which kind are you?
Be an army of one TRUE SOLDIER for an audience of One TRUE GOD.
surrender All to his cause!

How the Banking system works....

Are these bank collapses some sort of banking scam, or is this just part of how our banking system is operated? Do you really understand how the banking industry works in this country? Why is a run on the bank such a disaster? Hasn't the bank had to take in just as much deposits as they have out in loans? Doesn't everything more or less balance out after a bank is sold off? The news is always talking about this enormous national debt that the US owes, Who exactly is that owed to? These very educational videos will help shed some light on all these questions. If you are worried about the future of this country in light of yet another banking collapse, help yourself by understanding how our banking system works.

The Fake Stimulus plan of Obama

Based on a theory known as Keynesianism, politicians are resuscitating the notion that more government spending can stimulate an economy. This mini-documentary produced by the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation examines both theory and evidence and finds that allowing politicians to spend more money is not a recipe for better economic performance.

Glenn Beck: Global Warming greatest scam in history

John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel says global warming is the greatest scam in history.

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Shocking Video Unearthed: Democrats Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam !

Timeline shows Bush, McCain warning Dems of financial and housing crisis; meltdown....The Bush Admin and Senator McCain warned repeatedly about Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac and what thus became the 2008 financial crisis -- starting in 2002 (and actually even earlier -- in the Clinton and Carter White Houses.)Democrats resisted and kept to their party line, extending loans to people who couldn't afford them -- just like you would expect of socialists.

Stimulus Package Protest - The People Speak

Join us for the Upcoming National American Tea Party - Houston, April 15, 4pm to whenever it ends - TAX DAY REVOLT. Downtown Houston across from the Post Office at 401 Franklin. Thousands will be there make sure you are! Website for upcoming protests Taxpayers from the Greater Houston region gather to protest massive government spending. Listen to their thoughts and opinions - get inspired and get involved to overturn out of control government spending.

This is what the IRS Deserves from every American.......................................

"Dear IRS, I'm sorry to inform you that I'm not going to be able to pay the taxes owed on April 15th, but all is not lost.

I paid these taxes, accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gas tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city tax, school and county property tax up to 33% the last four years.

Real estate tax, Social Security tax, road use tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, sales franchise tax, state unemployment tax, federal excise tax, telephone tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle tax, registration tax, capital gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Mexico sales tax and many more I can't recall and I've run out of space and money.

When you do not receive my check April 15th, just know that it was an honest mistake.

Please treat me the same as the way you've treated Congressman Charlie Rangel, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, ex-congressman Tom Daschle and, of course, your boss, Timothy Geithner.

No penalties, no interest. PS, I'll make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check." Ed Barnett, Wichita Falls.

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Proving God exists CANNOT be done for the person who is not open to hearing and seeing the evidence as God sees it. Faith is the KEY to releasing all the evidence contained in creation, in man's heart and his mind. Without FAITH no one can ever please God so to throw away faith as unimportant destroys our receptivity to the evidence!

I was a hypocrite, a sinner and a fool, sometimes even as a believer but as long as God is in control I'm forgiven and healed of every form of human shortcoming. Nothing can stand before the evidence contained in Faith.....NOTHING!

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A Real comparison to think about from Brian S. on!!!

I made a comparison of the old USSR and the current state of the USA a while back and thought it was pretty interesting.

Only recently did the thought cross my mind to send the information to Washington, hope you find the information helpful.

Dear Senator _*+%$$@@#!!&***++

As there was no option for 'other' I had to choose the Deficit option.

It appears that nobody within the Washington political circles can see what is happening to this country, as they are too close to the situation.

Here is the comparison for the old USSR and USA.


-operated a State owned Auto Industry

-operated a State owned Banking Industry

-operated a State owned Aircraft Industry

-had armed military at their airports and train stations

-made every one of its citizens keep their 'travel papers' while going from place to place.

-created the Berlin Wall, which made it next to impossible to enter without going through official checkpoints.

-had total control over the media (as other countries still maintain that control)

-collapsed not too long after their failed invasion of Afghanistan (which the US supported)


-just bailed out the Auto Industry (except for Ford) and has a large amount of stock/control over GM. Interesting because the Amtrak has been losing money continuously year after year. How can Congress think that they can help manage an Auto manufacturer?

-bailed out numerous banks with almost $1 Trillion dollars of money created out of thin air. Now, the banks are essentially 'owned' in part by the Federal Govt until the loans are paid off.

-unless I'm mistaken the Aircraft Industry has not yet gotten a bailout, but there have been talks about them wanting one

-we have armed military at some of our airports after 9-11

-the REAL ID is set to go into effect on Dec 31, 2009.

(from the REAL ID web site) "Following the deadline of May 11, 2008, state driver's licenses and identification cards were not to be accepted for federal purposes unless the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) determined that a state was compliant with the REAL ID or a state had been approved for an extension by the Secretary of DHS.

All 56 U.S. jurisdictions have received an initial extension from the Secretary of the DHS. The initial extension is valid until December 31, 2009"

-the US is working to create the border between itself and Mexico with either a physical 'virtual' wall to try and slow down immigration.

I actually support this one, since our Congress cannot seem to get its act together and apparently wants to give the illegal immigrants extra rights, access to Social Security and welfare programs.

-is currently rebuilding Iraq (with tax dollars), fighting 'terrorism' in Afghanistan and crossing the border into Pakistan in a seemingly unending war.

-tried to pass a version of the 'Fairness Doctrine' which would require radio and television stations to give equal time to opposing views. As it currently stands, Conservative radio is unopposed by liberal radio stations. The Fairness Doctrine would reduce the amount of time allotted to Conservative talk shows, if not completely shut them down.

-is currently engaged in a war on drugs, yet is doing nothing about the poppy crops in Afghanistan, which is a major source of raw material in the drug war.

Maybe I'm wrong, but it appears to me that the US is on a road that is leading the wrong direction.

What we need is to reduce the overall Federal Government.

Once that starts, there will be a reduction in spending tax dollars on a useless bureaucracy.

How long is the Alarm going to ring before you wake up?

How long is the Alarm going to ring before you wake up?