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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MAY 23, 2014 PAGE 2A  J Israeli forces answer the call to find abducted Nigerian girls Medina Dauda via Wikimedia Commons A truck promotes the #BringBackOurGirls hash tag used by protesters of the kidnappings in Nigeria committed by the terrorist group Boko Haram. (Israel Today)--Israeli se- curity forces have arrived in Nigeria to aid in the search for up to 200 young Christian girls recently abducted by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. On Monday, May 12, inter- national mediawas abuzz after the publication ofavideo show- ing many of the captive girls dressed in Muslim garb and reciting passages from the Ko- ran. In the video, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau says the girls will be held and con- tinued to be forcibly converted to Islam until jailed members of his group are freed by the Nigerian government. The government of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan rejected the demand, and turned to the international community for assistance. Israel was quick to answer the call. "Israel expresses deep shock at the crime against the girls," read a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We are ready to help in finding the girls and fighting the cruel terrorism inflicted on you." Members of a Nigerian delegation currently in Is- rael told Channel 2 News that their government had accepted the offer of Israeli aid, and confirmed that Israeli counter-terrorism experts were already en route to the West African nation. Deputy Knesset chairman outlines straight-forward five-step plan for Israel and that it is a "light unto the nations" not just in the field of hi-tech, but rather in terms of the values and spiritual message it has for humanity, reports Shalom Toronto. At the start of his ad- dress, Feiglin praised the sored by the Jewish Defense League and Toronto Zionist Council. Feiglin called for recon- necting the young gen- eration with the knowledge that it is part of a long his- torical chain from the days of the Patriarch Abraham, By Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, INN Deputy Knesset Chair- man MK Moshe Feiglin (Li- kud) outlined his national plan while in Toronto for Israeli Independence Day, speaking at an event spon- establishment of Israel as a divine act, noting how the infant state of Israel defied the odds and repelled nu- merous trained Arab armies that planned to "finish what (Nazi leader Adolf) Hitler couldn't do." However, Feiglin noted that the miraculous estab- lishment of Israel remains somewhat lacking, because G-d "didn't want us to be bored. Feiglin presented an al- ternate to the "false" peace process, which emphasizes land for peace in Israeli ter- ritorial concessions meant to placate the local Arab population. Throughout history the winning side in war gained land and gave peace to the losing side, whereas mod- ern Israel is being pressed to give land to those who stole it from the beginning and lost in a war meant to destroy the state, argued Feiglin. A Jewish state, or an Israeli state? The MK claimed that other, and stresses that an Arab presence is need to show that Israel is a state based on land, namely the country located in Israel, rather than on a Jewish national identity. The willingness to re- move the Jewish presence from Shilo and the Cave of Machpelah in Hevron stems from the desire to remove from Israel the Jewish identity which is boundrup in history, argued Feiglia. Feiglin quoted Dr. R0n Pundak, the late architect of the 1993 Oslo Accords, to prove his point. Pundak said a month before dyi, ng in April that peace isn't the goal, but rather that the "Israelization" of the state instead of the "Judaization" of the state is the goal. Five steps to peace Based on this funda- mental problem, Feiglin presented his five-step peace plan. The first step involves the annexation of all of Judea and Samaria, and the application of full Jew- Your in Orlando Real Estate!!!! Over 25+ years Residential Real Estate Sales experience Over $200 Million+ Lifetime Sales GALE MILGRIM, PJk., Realtor 407-443-9832 Visit To read my Glowing Client Testimonials and my BIO!!!!! Member Congregation Ohev Shalom Parent of 2 Jewish Academy Alumni Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando Supporter Spring into Action with 00OrlandoAc.,o. - /' Air Conditioning & Home Automation An Israeli military of- ficial who just returned from Nigeria told popular Internet news site Buzzfeed that "in the wake of this crisis, Israel increased its assistance and we have been providing support in any manner possible. We have been involved on this from the beginning." It was reported that at present, Israeli forces are helping to gather intelligence and guide Nigerian forces on how to best tackle the Boko Haram threat. Some Israeli radio commentators also suggested that Israeli special forces could be taking part in reconnaissance and combat operations. all of Israel's problems step from a fundamental contradiction between the "Jewish dream" and the "Israeli dream." The Jewish dream follows Abraham's message to be a unique na- tion, "a people who dwells apart, and not be reckoned among the nations" (Num- bers 23:9). On the other side, the "Israeli dream" poses the Jewish people to be like any ish sovereignty in the area. As part of the move, there would be no security forces in Israel other than the IDF and the Israeli police, and each Arab town would have an Israeli police sta- tion with an Israeli flag in it. Feiglin clarified that "Jewish sovereignty" meant that there would be no other national or religious sovereignty on any part of the land of Israel. In the second step, all Arab residents of Judea and Samaria who accept that the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish nation alone, acknowledge Jewish sov- ereingty and promise not to declare war on Israel, would be given the option of staying in their homes with full rights, except for national and political rights. "The negation of the right to vote for those who declared war is not in the definition of apartheid," said Feiglin. In the third step, Arab residents wofild be enod?- aged to leave Isradto estab- lish their lives elsewhere. The financial means to encourage such a transfer would come from the money currently supporting Isra- el's massive counter, terror security institution. According to Feiglin, the Arabs in Judea and Samaria are currently unable to sell their homes out of fear that they will be murdered by their brothers, a scenario that would still be possible after Jewish sovereignty wasdeclared, thereby mak- ing the financial support necessary. The fourth step would see a steep rise in building in Judea and Samaria to allow the absorption of Jewish immigrants from all over the world, and in the fifth and final step, a campaign would encourage Jews to immigrate to Israel. Two-thirds of Americans side with Israel on peace talks collapse ( A new national poll reveals that two-thirds of Americans side with the Israeli perspective over the Palestinian perspective in assessing blame for the recent collapse of the U.S.-brokered peace talks. In a poll of 1,595 likely voters that was commis- sioned by The Israel Proj- ect, when presented with a statement that each side in the peace talks blamed the other for the negotiations' failure, 67 percent of re- spondents said they agreed more with Israel's point of view and 33 percent sided with the Palestinian Au- thority (PA). Regarding the recent unity deal between PA President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party and the terrorist group Hamas, 66 percent agreed more with Israel's statement that it "cannot be expected to negotiate with a govern- ment or party that does not recognize its right to exist and seeks to destroy it" than a Palestinian statement that "a unity government of all Palestinians is the first step to lasting peace." "Two out of every three Americans understands that recent peace talks collapsed because of Palestinian in- transigence, and the same overwhelming majority un- derstand that Israel can't be expected to sit across the table from a government comprised of terrorists, who call for the annihilation of Jews and their country," said Josh Block, president and CEO of The Israel Project. Additionally, 51 percent of respondents said the U.S. should b e a supporter or strong supporter of Israel, while only nine percent said America should be a supporter or strong supporter of the Palestinians.