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MK Danon leads World Likud Activists at Homesh Rally

MK Danny Danon headed a delegation of hundreds of World Likud activists at the Homesh Rally in northern Samaria.  Standing before the participants, he stated, "I call on Prime Minister to settle anew the community of Homesh and to clarify to agitators on the extreme left, including Peace Now and Defense Minister Barak, what is the way of Likud. Barak has lost control, he thinks that the settlement of Judea and Samaria is something you can reverse whenever you want. We will not allow the defense minister to advance the political agenda of his party at the expense of the residents in Judea and Samaria." Danon also stated that “those who believe are not afraid. We believe and we are not afraid of President Obama, nor the EU, nor Defense Minister Barak and his legal advisors." 

 

Danon garners support for emergency Migron meeting

 

MK Danny Danon has collected support for an emergency Migron meeting titled “the national camp in the Knesset will not allow Migron to be evacuated – we will regularize the land through legislation.”   Danon has gathered the 25 signatures necessary to hold this emergency meeting regarding the planned evacuation of the Migron outpost, which is set for August 1.  He hopes that this special Knesset session, held over the Passover break, would encourage the ministers to support Orlev's so-called Migron bill.  Danon also stated that Likud was elected to help build settlements, not destroy them.
 

New law bans use of underweight models in ads

 
A bill passed by the Knesset, that bans the use of models with a BMI under 18.5 from appearing in commericial advertisements, has been called a “knockout in the war against anorexia" by MK Danny Danon.  Furthermore, this bill states that any photo editing that has been done to make models look thinner must be labeled as having been fixed.
 

Danon: Get Terrorists Out of Knesset

 
MK Danny Danon slammed fellow MK Ahmed Tibi (Balad) on Monday as the latter told Gaza to “stand strong.”
“Tibi is a terrorist dressed up as a Member of Knesset,” said Danon. He called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to expel Tibi from Knesset.
On the Sabbath, as Gaza terrorists fired several dozen rockets at Israeli civilians in the south, Tibi wrote on the Facebook social networking site: “Gaza, you are strong, Gaza, you stand firm!” His statements were widely seen as praise of terrorist attacks.
“One million Israelis are living under rocket fire from terrorist extremists in Gaza, and Tibi chooses to praise the terrorists – all of the red lines have been crossed,” Danon declared. “We must no longer ignore the terrorist cell developing in the Israeli Knesset.”
Arab party MKs, and Tibi in particular, are growing increasingly bold in their open incitement against Israel, Danon warned. He cited Tibi’s praise for terrorist “martyrs” and Arab MKs’ presence as representatives of “Palestine” at a Doha conference as proof.
While Tibi is under investigation, he should not be given access to classified material available to most MKs, Danon said. The second step must be to oust him from Knesset “over his support for the armed struggle against the state of Israel.”
“In any other country, he would already be behind bars for life,” Danon added.
 
 

Too much talk hurts Israel in dealing with Iran

By Danny Danon
 
For more than a decade , Israeli leaders have consistently, and repeatedly, warned anyone who would listen about the dangers of a nuclear Iranian regime. Ironically, however, these warnings have seriously impeded our ability to employ military might to defend our country.
In recent years, we have forgotten the maxim "speak softly and carry a big stick." Thankfully, Israel possesses the biggest "stick" in the Middle East — the Israel Defense Forces. But we have warned too much, and put too much stake in possible action from our friends and allies around the world. History has taught us that it is best not to telegraph our plans, especially if we plan on using military action when necessary to protect the citizens of Israel.
Despite our message, endlessly bombarded around the world, that the Western world should be extremely alarmed by the prospect of a nuclear Iran, and despite the shifting political scenery in the region, Iran's ambitions have remained the same. It is now obvious to all that the Iranian leadership harbors dreams of grandeur and hopes to revisit the glory days of thePersian Empire— this time as a world-dominating nuclear power.
But the world has refused to take meaningful action. Efforts to date by the international community to stop or slow the development of this program have not achieved the desired results. The so-called crippling sanctions have barely inflicted a paper cut on the ayatollahs, and the famous Stuxnet computer virus that might or might not have originated in Israel, along with a similar virus that is said to have struck Iran in November, have only mildly succeeded in setting back Iran's sinister ambitions.
The good news is that this is not the first time Israel has had to deal with a nuclear threat, and an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities would not be the first time the IDF was called to neutralize an enemy nuclear program. In 1981, the air force successfully destroyed Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor. In 2007, foreign reports claimed that our pilots destroyed a similar facility in al-Kibar, Syria.
If an Israeli strike on Iran does occur, there will, of course, be many differences compared with Israel's previous military actions against nuclear facilities in our region. Both the IDF and the Israeli government will need to make sure that the army and home front are well prepared for all the possible scenarios before deciding on such an operation.
Still, it is possible that the most consequential difference between a strike on Iran and the operations on Osirak and al-Kibar will be the absence of the element of surprise. Both these earlier attacks were carried out in complete secrecy and came as an absolute shock to the target. There were no TV news headlines on the topic in the months leading up to the attack, and you did not read newspaper articles about U.N. consultations on possible sanctions and International Atomic Energy Agency reports. Government officials understood that complete news media silence on the matter was essential to the success of those operations, and they considered their silence a matter of national security.
This is a far cry from what we are seeing today. Each morning's newspaper and evening's news broadcast are full of officials and pundits discussing every possible detail of a hypothetical attack — from what type of ammunition the IDF might use to the number of casualties our home front will need to endure. Though we cannot blame the news media for reporting freely in a democracy, many of our appointed officials seem to have lost all sense of responsibility and are unwittingly hampering our ability to act, if needed.
It is vitally important that we understand that the more we talk about Iran, the less room we have for acting against Iran. Perhaps we need to take President Teddy Roosevelt's advice one step further in dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat. It would be wise for our leaders to barely speak at all, while at the same time preparing to use the "big stick" of the Israel Defense Forces.
 


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