August 23, 2014 SnyderTalk: Stop Giving Money to the U.N.


“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you.” Psalm 122: 6


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Stop Giving Money to the U.N.

Alexander Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky believe that we should stop giving money to the UN’s Relief Agency for Palestinians:

When Hamas fires its last rocket and Israel drops its last bomb, the extent of Gaza’s devastation will become clear. An early estimate is that some $5 billion will be necessary to rebuild residences and infrastructure destroyed in the recent conflict. The first step is to take United Nations Relief and Works Agency out of the equation.

UNRWA, the U.N.’s 65-year-old, internationally funded welfare organization for Palestinians, should be commended for providing much needed shelter and aid to displaced Gazans during the crisis. But given several revelations during the current conflict between Hamas and Israel, UNRWA should have no role in any negotiated arrangement regarding Gaza’s reconstruction.

On three occasions rockets were found in UNRWA schools, closed for the summer, and at least once they were returned to Hamas. On another occasion, the UNRWA accused Israel of targeting civilians sheltering in a school when in fact those deaths were caused by a Hamas rocket that fell short. And on another occasion it accused Israel of targeting a shelter and civilians when in reality terrorists outside the facility were hit and civilian bodies possibly planted at the scene.

I agree that UNRWA should play no part in Gaza’s reconstruction, but that is not enough.  The UN should play no role, either.  It has become a cesspool where Islamists gather to attack Jewish people and Israel with impunity under a cloak of legitimacy.  We cannot allow that to continue.

The problem stems from the fact that each UN member nation, and I use the word “nation” with hesitation, has a voice in the UN General Assembly.  Many if not most of them aren’t really “nations” as we think of nations.  They are representatives of the latest warlords to take control of territories and impose their will on people who are little more than slaves.  There are lots of them, and many of them are Islamists or they have Islamist leanings.  Together, they represent the majority in the UN General Assembly.  That’s why UN resolutions condemning Israel for anything under the sun can be introduced and passed in the UN General Assembly in a matter of minutes.

The UN Security Council prevents a lot of mischief because a unanimous Security Council vote is required for General Assembly resolutions to take effect, but merely passing General Assembly resolutions creates serious problems.  Most people who read about the UN in newspapers or hear reports about UN actions have no idea what is actually taking place.  They believe that those resolutions mean something the moment they are passed and that Security Council vetoes are just a way to protect Israel from “the will of the world”.  It’s a public relations game at which Islamists have become experts, and the mainstream media with its anti-Israel bias plays right along.

As things stand now, the whole concept of a governing body representing the world at large is fatally flawed.  The UN isn’t working, and it has never worked the way that it should.  Pretending that it is working and pouring our hard-earned tax dollars into it helps to perpetuate the myth that the UN is a benevolent and representative body—something that the UN clearly is not.




SnyderTalk Comment: This video will give you a some idea how badly Israel is treated at the U.N. and why it is treated that way.  The one reason that isn’t mentioned is the most important.  Although the nations of the world won’t admit it, they hate Yahweh and Israel is a surrogate for Yahweh.



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IPT News: Hamas Official Admits His Group Murdered Three Israeli Boys— A senior Hamas official acknowledged that the terrorist organization was behind the June kidnapping and murder of three Israeli students, the Jerusalem Post reports. Salah al-Aruri, a senior Hamas official, praised the “heroic action of the Kassam Brigades who kidnapped three settlers in Hebron,” at a conference of Islamic clerics in Turkey on Wednesday. Israel immediately blamed Hamas after the initial abduction, while the terrorist organization denied involvement. This is the terrorist organization’s first public admission of the attack. Hussam Qawasme was detained by Israeli authorities in July and is accused of orchestrating the kidnapping and killing of Yeshiva students Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar. Marwan Qawasme and Amer Abu Aysaha, who allegedly carried out the attack, remain at large. According to the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, Hussam Qawasme allegedly ordered the attack following approval by Hamas’ military wing. He reportedly admitted to his participation and revealed that he received money from Gaza for the attack.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Bringing Abbas Back to Gaza Not a Good Idea— Those who believe that the reinstatement of the Palestinian Authority [PA] in the Gaza Strip would destroy or undermine Hamas and end rocket attacks on Israel are living under an illusion. The talk about restoring PA control over the Gaza Strip was first raised during the indirect cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas in Cairo. The Egyptians made clear during the talks that they would like to see PA President Mahmoud Abbas and his forces reassume control over the Gaza Strip. One proposal called for deploying security officers belonging to Abbas’s “Presidential Guard” along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. The Egyptian proposal has won the backing of the U.S. Administration, many European governments and some Arab countries, including Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Abbas, who lost the Gaza Strip to Hamas in the summer of 2007, has thus far refrained from publicly commenting on these reports.

David Horovitz: Hamas Cannot Be Easily Deterred—As rocket fire on Tuesday marked the latest in a string of Hamas truce violations, the notion that some kind of lasting arrangement was soon to emerge from the indirect negotiations in Cairo was again rudely shattered. Netanyahu is not about to approve a deal that gives Hamas any remotely significant diplomatic reward for firing 3,500 rockets at Israel and building an elaborate cross-border attack tunnel network. Hamas lost dozens of its tunnels, and perhaps 1,000 of its gunmen, and pleaded for a cease-fire, apparently believing it could negotiate a diplomatic resolution more satisfactory than the military face-off had yielded. But most of its elite fighters are still alive, and it still has thousands of rockets, and is capable of manufacturing more in mid-conflict. Hamas is not seeking freedom for the people of Gaza when it demands the “lifting of the siege,” a seaport and an airport. Rather, it is seeking the capacity to further its goal of wiping out Israel by getting all the restrictions lifted on its capacity to build a still nastier war machine. But only if Hamas believes its survival is in danger will it call a long-term halt to the fire. And that would require a far more significant military operation.

Shoshana Bryen: The Beheading of James Foley and Other Unintended Consequences— There is a reason the American military asks of its civilian commanders, “Don’t tell us what to do, tell us what you want done.” Giving the military an executable military mission to accomplish is the most important responsibility of civilian command. A strategic plan helps the military respond quickly to the unintended consequences that result from every mission, without sliding into incremental and often unplanned escalation. President Obama has dispatched up to 800 American soldiers and authorized more than 90 air strikes with a general idea of our “humanitarian” responsibilities, not our strategic interests. (That did not work too well in Libya.) Mr. Obama even characterized as “humanitarian” U.S. air support for Kurdish peshmerga and Iraqi troops to prevent ISIS from controlling the Mosul Dam.

Washington Post Editorial: The Islamic State’s Campaign of Terror Will Take More than Words to Stop—With each day, the barbarism of the Islamist extremists terrorizing Syria and Iraq becomes more evident – as does the need for the U.S. and its allies to act more vigorously to block their rise. Islamist extremists in Syria and Iraq are training hundreds of foreign terrorists, including from Europe and the U.S., who could easily slip back into their home countries with malign intent. They proudly proclaim their enmity to America. America needs a genuine strategy in response.

Gen. John Allen (ret.): Destroy the Islamic State Now—If all the actions of the Islamic State, or IS, to date weren’t sufficiently reprehensible, the brutal murder of the brave American journalist James Foley and the potential for other similar acts will snap American attention with laser-like focus onto the real danger IS poses to the existence of Iraq, the order of the region and to the homelands of Europe and America. Make no mistake, the abomination of IS is a clear and present danger to the U.S. The U.S. is now firmly in the game and remains the only nation on the planet capable of exerting the kind of strategic leadership, influence and strike capacity to deal with IS. The Islamic State is an entity beyond the pale of humanity and it must be eradicated. If we delay now, we will pay later.

Gallia Lindenstrauss: Turkey after the Presidential Election:A Difficult Challenge for Israel’s Foreign Policy— Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in the first round of the presidential election (with 52 percent of the vote) signals the continuing dominance of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkish politics. Erdogan has controlled Turkey for more than a decade, and is now planning on remaining in office for two presidential terms. During the election campaign, which overlapped with Operation Protective Edge, Erdogan devoted a great deal of attention to the situation in the Gaza Strip, voicing much harsh criticism of Israel. Erdogan also said that as long as he is in power, no improvement in relations between the two countries could be expected. His success in being elected president in the first round for a five-year term gives rise to the concern that if he makes good on this promise, no improvement in Turkey-Israel relations can be expected in the foreseeable future.

Mark Miller: Blame It On the Jews— Recent events in Israel have unfortunately exposed anti-Jewish media bias around the world. But these are only the most recent examples of anti-Jewish media bias, which has unfortunately occurred throughout history. Which brings me to the title of my most recent book, Anti-Jewish Media Bias Which Has Unfortunately Occurred Throughout History. It’s the companion book to my volume of Greatest Kreplach Recipes Throughout History, which I am co-developing, along with Steven Spielberg, as a TV reality show for the Food Channel.

Douglas Murray: Stop Blaming Israel and Wake Up: The Black Flag of Jihad Is the Real Threat—There are those who think that Israel is somehow the cause of the world’s problems, or that in defending themselves from Islamic extremists Israel is somehow causing Islamic extremism. Nothing could be further from the truth. The extremists of Hamas are the ideological bedfellows of the extremists of ISIS who are rampaging through Syria and Iraq, crucifying and beheading as they go. It is the duty of all decent people – including decent Muslims – to turn on these barbarians and make it clear they will not win. Rather than offer up beleaguered Israel, we should send another message. That the extremists will not win in their desire to take over Israel any more than they will win in their stated desire to raise the black flag of jihad over Rome, Washington, Downing Street and Buckingham Palace. Israel is not the cause of the world’s problems. It is simply on the front line of them. But increasingly so are we all.

Human Rights Watch: Not Welcome: Jordan’s Treatment of Palestinians Escaping Syria— The 46-page report is based on interviews with more than 30 people affected by the non-admission policy. Human Rights Watch also documented Jordan’s withdrawal of Jordanian citizenship from some Palestinians who had lived in Syria for many years and who have been detained or deported to Syria without identity documents. Jordan’s uncompromising treatment of Palestinians fleeing Syria contrasts with its treatment of Syrian nationals, at least 607,000 of whom have been accepted into the country since the beginning of the Syrian conflict Before the March 2011 uprising began, Syria was home to at least 520,000 Palestinian refugees.

SnyderTalk Comment: Jordan’s treatment of Palestinians may sound harsh, but in reality, it’s merely a way to protect Jordanian citizens and the monarchy.  Jordan has a long history of dealing with Palestinians, and they know from experience what it means to allow militant Palestinians to take up residence in the Hashemite Kingdom.  From King Abdullah’s perspective, it’s a matter of survival—something that he learned from his father King Hussein.






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The Largest Shareholder in Sainsbury’s Is the Qatar Investment Authority

Iron Dome intercepts rocket near Modi’in

Rockets pound South after Hamas vows revenge; 1 injured as mortar hits Eshkol building

Poll: Israeli public opposes firing Liberman, Bennett

WATCH: IDF releases video of strike that killed top Hamas commanders in Gaza

Yadlin: Targeted assassinations important, but not a ‘silver bullet’

Israel-based NGO asks US to extradite top Hamas leader

Abbas, Mashaal, emir of Qatar hold ‘positive’ talks in Doha, Palestinians report

US military campaign against Islamic State ‘unchanged’ after public killing

Pentagon warns: Islamic State threat greater than 9/11

SnyderTalk Comment: President Obama was one of the few people in this country who didn’t know that a long time ago.  That’s becoming more evident every day.



10--Arutz Sheva


Haniyeh: We’ll Continue to Fight the ‘Neo-Nazi Enemy’

Phone Call from Mashaal Exposed Deif’s Location?

Watch: Soldiers Thank Israel For ‘The Best Day of My Life’

Gaza Terror Rockets Target Jerusalem Area

Be’er Sheva Man Seriously Injured Running for Shelter

Hamas Executes 3 for ‘Collaboration’ with Israel

‘If the IDF Doesn’t Crush Hamas We Won’t Survive’

PM’s Brother-in-Law: Invade Gaza, Rebuild Katif 

Despite Rockets, School Year to Start on Schedule

Arab-Israeli Caught Breaching Lebanese Border




SnyderTalk Comment: Abbas’s Fatah Declares a Return to Terror Against Israel.  Another Nail in the Coffin of the “Two-State” Solution.





Washington: Hamas Responsible for Renewed Rocket Fire, U.S. Would Veto Moves Against Israel for Alleged War Crimes

Cabinet okays emergency call-up after top Hamas commanders killed

Israel confirms it killed three senior Hamas commanders

Going ‘for the head’ of the octopus

Analysis: Killing of Hamas chiefs will spark desperate attacks against Israel

Deif’s alleged death certificate sparks online debate

Fate of Hamas terror chief unclear after day of heavy rocket fire

The IDF’s first fully digital war

Protesters hang Palestinian flag from Manhattan Bridge

Despite Hamas threats, it’s business as usual at Ben Gurion



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After Journalist’s Beheading, Obama Calls for “Common Effort to Extract This Cancer”

SnyderTalk Comment: The key word is “after”.  It took a tragedy to get Obama to do what any thinking president would have done before the horrific act.  I realize that the president let it be known that the U.S. tried to rescue the hostages and failed, but that’s not good enough.  Jimmy Carter tried to extricate the Iranian hostages and he failed, too.  It was a sign of his ineptness.  In Obama’s case, merely announcing what should have remained a secret was inept, and not following up until victory was achieved was another example of his ineptness.

Obama allowed the release of top secret information because he knows that the American people are beginning to wake up to him.  It’s evident in the polling data that keeps getting worse for him every day.  He’s playing a PR game with top secret information because only he can do it with impunity.

I have a strong hunch that the president’s gambit won’t work.  Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  It’s hard to reverse a rising tide, and Americans are finally opening their eyes to reality.  Those homey stump speeches that the president delivers so well can’t obscure his incompetence.  He looks like exactly what he is.

James Foley Killing Part of Larger Terror Spree Unleashed by ISIS

French journalist partly IDs James Foley’s killer

ISIS is to America as Hamas is to Israel

ISIS: What it will take to beat terror group

Three Hamas leaders killed as militant official confirms they kidnapped Israeli teens

Israeli Justice Minister Expresses Support for Targeted Killings of Terror Leaders 

Iran Aids Hamas with Missile Technology

Report: Armed Groups in Syria Have Several Hundred Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Turkish Foreign Minister Named Next Prime Minister






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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Genesis 26: 12-17

12 Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And Yahweh blessed him, 13 and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy; 14 for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him. 15 Now all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth. 16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are too powerful for us.” 17 And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there.

SnyderTalk Comment: Tel Haror is ancient Gerar.  It’s a few miles northwest of Be’ersheva on Highway 25.  Read His Name is Yahweh.


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His Name is Yahweh explains why the Name of God, Yahweh, is so important.  It’s available in eBook format and in paperback.  It’s also available for free in PDF format.

  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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14--Blessings from Revelation 2

Blessings in the Book of Revelation is a book that you need to read, especially now.  There are blessings throughout the Scriptures but Revelation is the only book in the Bible actually containing a specific blessing for reading it. It’s repeated twice, once at the beginning and again at the end. This is the reason that I believe Revelation should be the first step toward studying biblical prophecy. Though not easy to do, Revelation can be broken down and understood by anyone, not just the academic elite. So, Revelation’s blessings are for everyone.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.


Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming.  Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? deals with a question that every Christian has to consider: what should I do with my life?  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide.  It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.

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