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IDF Said to be Eying Purchase of ‘Suicide Drones’

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IDF soldiers. The Israel Defense Forces is interested in purchasing “suicide drones.” Photo: Twitter.

IDF soldiers. The Israel Defense Forces is interested in purchasing “suicide drones.” Photo: Twitter. – The Israel Defense Forces is interested in purchasing “suicide drones,” an Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) official said on Sunday. IAI has developed a suicide drone called Rotem (“Juniper”) that is capable of carrying grenades or cameras, and can be remotely manned by infantry soldiers at the tactical level.

“This is a tool that will change the face of battle at the battalion commander level,” the IAI official said, Israel Hayom reported.

The cost of the Rotem is said to run tens of thousands of dollars. The IAI official said such drones have been sold to foreign militaries, but he would not specify which ones.

The weight of the Rotem is light enough that soldiers can carry up to two on their backs in special carrying cases. The Rotem carries two fragmentation grenades that explode when the drone hits its target.

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  • ”Anyone in Israel considering the surrender of Jewish territory is treason and must be prosecuted”

    Clipping from Saint Petersburg Times (approximately 1946)

    Washington – (UP) – Britain’s treaty grafting independence to Trans-Jordan violates agreements with the United States, the United Nations and the Old League, as well as the rights of the people of Palestine, Senator Francis J. Myers, Pennsylvania democrat, charged yesterday.

    Echoing the words of Senator Claude Pepper, Democrat, Florida, who flayed U.S. foreign policy, Thursday, Myers asserted that Trans-Jordan is not ready for the statehood and “illegally granted”. And in offering that goal of all dependencies, he added Britain has acted “in contempt of the senate of the United States.”
    * * *
    “WHY THIS HASTE and Stealth?” he asked in a floor speech. “The British government which has fought all attempts at freedom, all movements for independence in the Middle East, is now discovered in the gracious role of liberator.

    “Are there perhaps some hidden resources, mineral wealth or oil which are involved?”

    He demanded that the state department explain its failure to protest the treaty violation, and urged that the senate demand all the facts.

    Pepper charged that the United States had become a guarantor of British Imperialism, and that the British-Trans-Jordan agreement was but a “subterfuge” so long as his majesty’s troops are allowed to remain in that country. He also asserted that the United States and Britain were ganging up on Russia, and added:

    “WHAT I DECRY is the international hypocrisy, sham and pretense. If the British people want the Russians to get their troops out of Iraq, let them get their troops out of Trans-Jordan. Let them get their troops out of Lebanon and Syria, and let them get their troops out of Palestine.”

    Myers picked up that tune, changing only the words. In angry mood, the dark-haired Pennsylvanian told his colleagues that:

    1. The territory of Trans-Jordan is contained in the original mandate for Palestine, and under its terms, the mandate could not be unilaterally altered.

    2. Under the Anglo-American Convention of 1924, Britain could not change the mandate’s terms without the consent of the United States.

    3. This violation of the treaty with the United States also “strikes at the charter of the United Nations adopted at San Francisco” which “specifically states that no change can be made in the status of mandated territories without the approval of the UNO’s general assembly.”

    Myers asserted that there was no more justification for separating Trans-Jordan from Palestine then there was for “the separation of the United States into two nations: Trans-Mississippi and Cis-Mississippi.”

    “Aaron Burr tried to do that to our nation” he said. “He was tried for treason”.

    We shall consider: ”Anyone in Israel considering the surrender of Jewish territory is treason and must be prosecuted”

  • June Buchanan

    Excellent article by YJ Draiman. Yes, much of the world has certainly gone mad in their opposition against the Jewish nation. Nevertheless, the increasing hatred by so many against Israel and her peoples is drawing us closer and closer to the return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Israel will reign victorious in spite of being surrounded by hate-filled enemies intent on revenge. If God is for us, who can be against us?!!

    Peace, Shalom and Love.

  • Re: Israel – To whom it may concern in Europe, Asia, Far East, the US and elsewhere:
    We are tired of hearing that withdrawal from Judea and Samaria will bring peace. We know and you know that it would bring another terrorist regime like Gaza. So stop saying it and promoting this fallacy. Past experience has proven that concessions, appeasement and land for peace only increased terror, violence and more conflict and more hostilities.
    We are tired of hearing that land beyond the Green Line is ‘Arab-Palestinian land’. The Green Line is simply an armistice line that has no political significance. You know this too. The San Remo Treaty of 1920 which incorporated the 1917 Balfour Declaration; Granted the Mandate for all of Palestine to the Jewish people, the same Allied powers also established 21 Arab States on over 5 million sq. mi. of territories and one Jewish State in all of Palestine which is about 70,000 sq. Mi. – The Arabs are not willing to give up any part of the 21 Arab States and the Jews are not willing to give up any part of the Jewish State.
    We are tired of hearing about the “Arab-Palestinian people.” They are no different from the Arabs of Syria, Lebanon or Egypt, from which most of their ancestors migrated in the last 150 years or so, many of them illegally. There is no Palestinian language or religion, and until very recently they considered themselves simply ‘Arabs’. Their culture is almost entirely defined by their opposition to the Jewish State. Teaching hate, violence and terror to their children. There never was an Arab-Palestinian State or people in History. The Arab Palestinians have a State in Jordan which is 78% of the land originally allocated by international treaty to the Jewish people under the San Remo Treaty of 1920. Also confirmed by the 1919 Faisal Weizmann Agreement.
    We are tired of hearing that “the Arab-Palestinians deserve a state.” We are the surviving indigenous people here, not them, and their behavior entitles them more to a trial at The Hague than to a State. The Arab- Palestinians have a State it is called Jordan which was carved out of Jewish allocated land in 1922, in violation of the international treaty of 1920.
    And they certainly don’t deserve our Jewish State, which is the only State they want. They already took 78% of Jewish allocated land east of the Jordan River which is Jordan, a country that never existed in history before WWI. Israel also gave them the Gaza Strip as a means to bring about peace. That backfired and brought about, terror, violence, kidnappings and a hail of rockets on Jewish communities in Israel.
    We are tired of hearing about ‘The so-called Occupation’, it is “Liberated Jewish Land”.  As Minister Naftali Bennett said the other day, you can’t be an occupier in your own land. The Arabs are the occupiers, Greater Israel has been a Jewish State for close to 4,000 years even if it was temporarily conquered, plundered and occupied by various nations over the centuries.
    We are tired of hearing that “rebuilt Jewish communities and settlements are illegal under international law.” They are not. The San Remo Treaty of 1920 explicitly stated that Jewish people can reside anywhere in the Mandate for Palestine (which includes Jordan and Jordan forbids Jews from living there), those terms have not been abrogated and are set in perpetuity.
    We are tired of hearing that “rebuilt Jewish communities and settlement construction is an obstacle to peace.” Arab rejectionism, destruction, violence, terrorism stabbing, car ramming and suicide bombing is the reason there is no peace. When the Arab-Palestinians teach and preach hate, terror and destruction to their children, this is definitely not a road to peace and coexistence.
    By the way, we are pro-peace. We are just not pro-suicide and self destruction.
    We are tired of hearing about the 5 million (or whatever ridiculous number there are alleged to be) ‘Arab-Palestinian refugees’ or the ‘Arab-Palestinian Diaspora’. There were about 600,000 Arabs that left their homes in 1948, mostly of their own volition and at the urging of the Arab League , more or less at the same time as the over a million Jewish refugees terrorized and expelled from Arab countries (many of the Jews have lived there for over 2,500 years, a thousand years before Islam was created), of which the Arabs confiscated their businesses, homes and and Jewish owned land (75,000 sq. Mi. which is 6 times the size of Israel) and personal assets valued in the trillions of dollars. We resettled ours expelled Jewish refugees from Arab lands with limited land and resources — resettle yours (on the land and homes you confiscated from the Jewish people, including Jordan), the 21 Arab states have more land and resources. The Arab dis-information must be ignored, countered and exposed.
    We are tired of hearing anything from anyone associated with the U.N. The U.N. is a parasitic fraudulent criminal enterprise dominated by our mortal enemies. The U.N. cannot create states, it can only recommend and so can other nations only recommend and not create a state that never existed before in history. If they want an Arab-Palestinian state, it already exists, it is Jordan which has taken 78% of Jewish allocated land. They also have the land the Arabs Countries confiscated from the Jewish people 120,000 sq. Km. which is 6 times the size of Israel.
    We are tired of stupid post-colonialist rhetoric. We are not ‘colonists’ and Arabs do not have the right to murder us in the name of ‘resistance’ or beheading Jewish Rabbi’s in Jerusalem’s Har Nof Synagogue.  Talking this way reveals you as moral imbeciles. They train their children to be suicide bombers and terrorists (they are no different than ISIS).  The Arabs are the colonialists, they have colonized the whole Middle East and are slowly taking over Europe. The Arabs are killing their own people by the hundreds of thousands in Syria and elsewhere.
    You can not recognize a State and people that never existed and that has no borders, no single government, and no economy. They are not even trusted by the Arab states either. Close to half a million Arab-Palestinian were ejected from Kuwait after they sided with Sadam Hussein in conquering Kuwait.
    No world pressure, BDS or any other anti-semetic theology will deter us from what is rightfully ours.
    We know we can not depend on any kind of security guarantee from anyone except the Israel Defense Forces. So stop being insulted because we do not trust you. And do not ask us to give up any nuclear weapons we might or might not have or any other method and technology that could help protect us.
    If you hate us so much, give us back all our Medical technology that saved your lives. Give us back all our technology development that helped you advance economically and the list goes on and on.
    We know that the left-wing parties in Israel are bankrupt of ideas. We are not going to vote for them, no matter how much you would like us to. So do not bother trying to influence our election. We will only vote for a government that protects its people and cares about the Jewish heritage, more than it cares for world opinion.
    Don’t believe what you read in Ha’aretz newspaper, they represent a minority that has no allegiance to the Jewish heritage.
    Jerusalem, undivided, is the capital of the Jewish State of Israel. Get used to it, because you can’t change it, the Jewish temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem. It was never a Capital of any other nation.
    Ordinary Israelis who care about their heritage and ancestry.

    YJ Draiman, President AFSI LA

    No Jew has the right to yield the rights of the Jewish People in Israel –
    David Ben Gurion
    (David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel and widely hailed as the State’s main founder).
    “No Jew has the right to yield the rights of the Jewish People in Israel.
    No Jew has the authority to do so.
    No Jewish body has the authority to do so.
    Not even the entire Jewish People alive today has the right to yield any part of Israel.
    It is the right of the Jewish People over the generations, a right that under no conditions can be canceled.
    Even if Jews during a specific period proclaim they are relinquishing this right, they have neither the power nor the authority to deny it to future generations.
    No concession of this type is binding or obligates the Jewish People. Our right to the country – the entire country – exists as an eternal right, and we shall not yield this historic right until its full and complete redemption is realized.”
    (David Ben Gurion, Zionist Congress, Basel, Switzerland, 1937.)
    “No country in the world exists today by virtue of its ‘right’.
    All countries exist today by virtue of their ability to defend themselves against those who seek their destruction.”
    “Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope”