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The Zionists Series – Daniella Weiss Part 1

Posted by Glezele Vayne on December 22, 2010

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Daniella Weiss, easily one of the greatest leaders in Israel today….

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Negohot – Arson Ben-David’s vineyard

Posted by Glezele Vayne on December 22, 2010

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Pressure on Obama as Congressmen Join the Call to Free Pollard

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 19, 2010

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by Maayan Miskin

United States President Barack Obama is under increasing pressure to free Jonathan Pollard with 39 Members of Congress submitting a letter calling for his release. The petition was initiated by four Democrats in Congress.

It was signed by some considered close allies of the president, including Representatives Barney Frank and Henry Waxman.

The petition notes that Pollard has been punished more severely for his actions than have others. “We believe there has been a great disparity from the standpoint of justice between the amount of time Mr. Pollard has served and the time that has been served – or not served at all – by many others who were found guilty of similar activity on behalf of nations that, like Israel, are not adversarial to us,” the letter states.

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Prager University: The Middle East Problem

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 19, 2010

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A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 17, 2010

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by Giulio Meotti /  Reviewed by: Ibn Warraq

 A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorismby Giulio Meotti

  • Publisher: Encounter Bookis
  • Pages: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Price: $27.95
  • Available At: Amazon

Ibn Warraq is a visiting fellow at the Center for Law and Counterterrorism, a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; an independent scholar; and the author of five books on Islam and Koranic criticism

Giulio Meotti, who is neither an Israeli nor a Jew but a concerned and compassionate Italian journalist and author (his work has appeared in Il Foglio in Rome, the Wall Street Journal, and Commentary), has written A New Shoah, a necessary book on the “unsung dead of Israel.” As Uri Baruch, a French Jew born to Holocaust survivors who lost a daughter in a terrorist attack, said, “Just as for the victims of the Holocaust we say ‘every Jew has a name,’ so also the victims of terrorism today have names.” (Giulio Meotti is an Italian journalist and author. He has expertise on antisemitism, Israel, islam and the middle east. His columns have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Commentary and Yedioth Ahronoth. Mr. Meotti graduated from the University of Florence with a degree in philosophy-ed.)

The 16th Victim; Shoshana Greenbum's unborn baby. This was Shoshana's 1st baby. She was an only child.

In Meotti’s book, we see beyond the brutal statistics to the individuals, to the souls, to the names of terrorists’ victims. The numbers, of course, are gruesome enough: In the last 15 years, there have been more than 150 suicide attacks, and more than 500 have been prevented; 1,557 people have been killed and 17,000 injured. The terrorists make no distinction between military and civilian targets, and, in fact, only 25 percent of the Israeli victims have been soldiers. The great majority of victims are poor. The victims could be the elderly, as in Rishon Lezion, where a group of senior citizens were killed while enjoying the cool air on the patio; or a mother and her two young children, as in Metzer; or teenage girls like Rachel Teller and Abigail Litle, who “loved humanity and nature” and worked enthusiastically on an Arab-Jewish project for peace, and Shiri Negari, who signed her e-mails “Voyager in the World.”

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Sbarro Pizzeria Bombing: Nati Schohat

16th Victim: Can’t find the original source yet…

 

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Likud Min. Landau: US Demanding Much More Than 3-Month Freeze

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 16, 2010

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Mount Zion courtesy of WeJew.com

Contrary to reports in the media that portray the U.S. as giving Israel a “package” of “benefits” for another three months of building freeze in Judea and Samaria, Washington is actually demanding a lot more for its largesse – far more than Israel can safely agree to, said Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau.

Landau, along with other ministers and Knesset Members – including many Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu ministers, and coalition chairman Ze’ev Elkin – are up in arms over the proposed renewal of the building freeze in Judea and Samaria, and have vowed to fight it with all means at their disposal.

Part of the fight, Landau said in a Voice of Israel Radio interview Tuesday morning, was changing the perception of the “deal” the United States. had ostensibly offered Israel for the freeze extension.

According to Landau, the conditions for the deal are far different than those being portrayed in the Israeli media, which is telling Israelis that in exchange for a “small” Israeli gesture of an additional three month freeze, Jerusalem will receive a bundle of benefits, including additional advanced F-35 fighter jets, and an American guarantee to veto any anti-Israel proposals at the United Nations and other world bodies – and to similarly smash any attempt by the Palestinian Authority to seek U.N. approval for a declaration of independence for an Arab state in Judea and Samaria.

But the United States doesn’t just want a three month extension, said Landau. When asked why he was opposed to so much benefit for “only” three more months of a building freeze, Landau responded, “Israel has failed to learn from the past. President Obama is ignoring previous promises, also written in a letter, that President Bush presented to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Those promises, too, were portrayed as a great diplomatic achievement.

“All the American promises share a similar characteristic – they lack specifics, and are not carried out if they are found to be damaging to American interests.” That was the case with the 2003 letter Bush presented Sharon, ostensibly recognizing Israel’s right to retain the “settlement blocs” in the event of a deal with the PA; in the end, that American promise has been rescinded by President Barack Obama because he has decided it is in American interests to do so.

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Kristallnacht – German pogrom of 1938

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 9, 2010

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Berlin Shul After Kristallnacht

 

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Phot0:  DIE LINK.Klingentha/Zwota’s Photostream

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INN Expose: US Campuses Hotbeds of Medieval Anti-Semitism

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 8, 2010

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By David Lev

It would take a lot to shock a guy like Noam Bedein, who runs the Sderot Media Center, which has  effectively told the story of that shelled and shell-shocked story to lawmakers, diplomats, tourists, and even world leaders. Dealing as he does with the personal stories of Sderot residents, as well as the with the incitement by Gaza Arab terrorists against Negev residents, Bedein has seen first-hand the effects of Arab propaganda. And, as an articulate English speaker knowledgeable about events in the Middle East, he has gone on several tours of educational and community institutions in the U.S., seeking to educate people there on the real situation in the Middle East.

But on his most recent trip, even the normally unflappable Bedein was taken aback by how hatred of Israel – and medieval-style anti-Semitism, as well – has found a home on the most progressive college campuses. “I’ve been to hundreds of high schools and university campuses talking about Israel over the years, but the reception – and the aftermath – of my visit to the Austin campus of the University of Texas was the worst example of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic agitation I’ve ever seen,” Bedein told Israel National News.

Bedein, on a hasbara trip sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America and media watchdog CAMERA to present Israel’s side of the story, said that for the first time, he returned home to Sderot “in shock” – such was the level of hatred against him as an Israel, and as a Jew.

At the Austin campus, Bedein planned to run a workshop titled “Iran – In Israel’s Backyard,” in which he presented the plight of Sderot residents who have been living under the threat of Iran-supplied Hamas terrorist missiles for the past dozen years.”

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Anarchists, Arabs Caught Burning Olive Trees

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 7, 2010

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by Maayan Miskin of Israel National News

Foreign anarchists and Palestinian Authority Arabs were caught on film Sunday setting fire to a wooded area outside the Jewish town of Bat Ayin, between Jerusalem and Hevron. The fire damaged many plants, including olive trees.

Residents who witnessed the incident said they believe the group was planning to blame the arson attack on the Jews of Bat Ayin.

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Arab Villagers Declare ‘Jews Out!’

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 7, 2010

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Words Versus Reality in Ibilin

Kochav Segal HaLevi, a Jewish security guard, legally bought a house in the mixed Muslim-Christian Arab village of Ibillin in northern Israel, east of Haifa. Upon moving in, however, he discovered that the locals are unwilling to let Jews live there.

It is a well known fact in Israel that Jews who try to live in Arab villages risk their lives, while Arabs live freely in Jewish neighborhoods. While leftist journalists and politicians, inside Israel and out, portray Israeli Jews as racist for fighting Arab invasions of their cities, stories like this one – which show Arabs’ zero tolerance for Jews in their neighborhoods – appear almost exclusively on Arutz Sheva.  

A legal purchase

“It was in late September,” HaLevi told Arutz Sheva‘s Hebrew-language news service. “I bought an apartment legally from a Christian Arab seller whose wife is Jewish, in the Christian part of Ibillin, near Shefaram. He sold the home because of debts to the bank, so the price was relatively low and I purchased the house.”

“I moved my belongings in and received the key. Before I moved in I spoke with the neighbors and asked them if they had any objection to my coming to live there. They said no there was problem and ‘ahlan wasahlan’ (welcome). If you do not make trouble there is no problem with you living here.’”
 
“I was not motivated by a racist or provocative approach, but from a belief that we are ‘a free nation in our land,’” HaLevi said, quoting a line from HaTikvah, the national anthem.
 
“I am against racism of any kind,” he said, and said he intended to take the matter to court and would welcome any assistance he could get.
 
Scholars identify Ibillin with a Jewish village from Talmudic times called Avlayim.
 
 
  
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Former PA Arab Criminal, Future Ger Tzedek

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 1, 2010

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Photo in Honor of Yaniv Ben-David, Future Ger Tzekek

Arab Ex-Con Would-be Convert’s Miraculous Story

 by Hillel Fendel

As more details on the story of an Palestinian Authority Arab ex-con on his way to converting to Judaism are revealed, the more astonishing it becomes.

Yaniv Ben-David, an Arab from the PA territories and Haifa whose official name until recently was Busmon Abu-Ras, found Judaism and G-d while serving a 12-year term in prison. The full miraculous story has come out in three interviews, including one with Arutz-7’s Hizky Ezra [which can be seen here, in Hebrew] and another on Radio Kol Chai with the head of the Civil Administration, Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, known as Poli. Read the rest of this entry »

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Where Do the Children Play?

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 30, 2010

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Obviously not on the Peace Train. I wonder if Cat Stevens feels his conversion to Islam has done anything to help the children find a place to play? Muslim children are being trained to murder Jewish children, robbing both of the their birthright, their innocence — and a place to play.

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Tom Friedman Promotes Building Freeze Extension

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 26, 2010

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Not surprising considering Friedman’s checkered history vis-a-vis Israel. He offers the same tired argument…just give ‘em one more chance to see if they’re serious. In the meantime, as the Arabs play their duplicitous games, Jews are maimed and murdered. Enough already.

Hat tip: Israel National News

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Former Leftist: End Myth of Right-Wing Incitement

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 24, 2010

From Goldberg’s Photostream, Yahoo Image Gallery

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by Maayana Miskin

As memorials continue for former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, who was assassinated 15 years ago, a former “proud Leftist” is calling to end accusations that right-wing incitement preceded Rabin’s death. Popular entertainer and media personality Dudu Elharar told Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew-language news service that “Rabin is spinning in his grave” over finger-pointing by the political Left.

Many on the Left have accused nationalists of calling for violence against Rabin and other politicians in the days of the Oslo Accords, shortly before the killing. Elharar tells a different story.

“Until 1992 I voted for Meretz, and in 1996 I voted for Labor… I was in the ‘peace camp,’ I was a proud leftist, I saw the right-wing protests of the time through a leftist’s eyes, and I can tell you that there was no incitement. Not even a hint of incitement,” he stated.

The use of the term “incitement” to demonize the Right is itself a form of incitement, he said.

Precisely. — Commentary from Glezele Vayne

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One State is All That’s Needed

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 21, 2010

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Op-Ed by David HaIvri

Arab parents who murder their own children, in order to murder Jews: Fruits of Oslo

The borders of the State of Israel have never been determined by our leadership based on an understanding of our national interests. Rather, the borders of the state came about by chance, as a result of wars forced upon us by the Arab countries who banded together to annihilate us in 1948 and then again in 1967. The de-facto borders of the State of Israel are the result of the territory lost by the Arabs in those wars.

The so called “pre-1967” borders had no resemblance to the suggested UN Partition Plan of 1947, a plan that was denied by all Arab countries and – ironically-embraced by the Jewish leadership. At the time, they were happy just to be acknowledged in any way, and to receive any part of our historic homeland.

Arab residents of areas that were captured by the Israeli army in that first war in 1948 were granted full Israeli citizenship. They have since been granted all benefits awarded to Jewish Israelis and are expected to fulfill some civil obligations, but not all. They are exempt from military or national service, but benefit from university scholarships and representation in the Knesset. They enjoy the full extent of Israel’s democratic nature, who some take advantage of in an extreme way when they use their freedom of speech to defame the very State that grants them those freedoms and rights.

The areas captured by Israel in 1967 were never officially annexed by the State of Israel. The Arab residents were not incorporated officially into the State of Israel as citizens. Rather, their municipal services are provided by the Civil Administration, a subdivision of the Israeli government. Acting schizophrenically manner, Israel on the one hand refrained from annexing the area captured from Jordan, while on the other hand it invested major resources in developing and settling Jews in communities built throughout the region.

Since the 1977 Camp David Accords the Israeli leadership has been debating different forms of autonomy to be granted to the Arab population in areas captured from Egypt and Jordan in 1967. This debate has evolved into the presently popular concept of a “Two State” solution. At the basis of the theory of the Two State Solution is the establishment of a new Arab country called Palestine, which would be located on the territory captured from Egypt and Jordan.

This concept was tested when Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, and it failed terribly. All Jewish communities, homes and businesses were destroyed and the Jewish residents were displaced. The local “Palestinian” population elected their own government through democratic elections. The Islamic party Hamas won those elections and have been firing rockets into Israelis cities ever since. Not only has this development been a disaster in terms of the relations between Israel and the Arab population of Gaza (many of whom worked for Israeli employers before the change of government), but also for the local Arab population whose standard of living has deteriorated dramatically as a result.

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Arab mother strapping suicide bomb belt to child: Israel Universe Headlines April 2003

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Call to Destroy Israel by Any Means – in Washington, DC

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 19, 2010

Beautiful Jerusalem Building Boom from WeJew.com

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by Maayana Miskin of Israel National News

American professor Kaukab Siddique recently called for Israel to be destroyed by any means necessary, and issued a warning to Jews as well. Siddique spoke over Labor Day weekend at an anti-Israel rally in Washington D.C.

“We must stand united to defeat, to destroy, to dismantle Israel–if possible by peaceful means,” Siddique said. His comments were captured on film by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

“Perhaps, like Saladin, we will give them enough food and water to travel back to the lands from where they came to occupy other people,” Siddique continued. He called on Muslims to “unite and rise up against this hydra-headed monster which calls itself Zionism.”

He made it clear that he was talking about the entire state of Israel, and not only the regions such as Judea and Samaria that are the subject of negotiation. “Settlements are only the tentacles of the devil that resides in Tel Aviv,” he stated.

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New Site to Counter ‘Olive Harvest’ Libel

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 14, 2010

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From Farhad Pocha's Photostream

The annual olive harvest in Judea and Samaria has become an annual media event – and its fruits are usually virulently anti-Israeli. The fall season is now a time when international media outlets are filled with stories of Israeli Jews clashing with Palestinian Authority Arabs, with the latter group portrayed as the victim.

Members of the Samaria Residents Council, sick of the propaganda, decided this year to set up a website that will include evidence of Arab and leftist assaults on Jewish farmers during the harvest. The site, which is currently available only in Hebrew, is titled, “Getting through the Olive Harvest together.”

Ellie’s Note: They need to put the website up in English too. The English speaking world is the one causing them so much trouble.

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Rock Throwing Pallywood Kids Get Themselves Run Over

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 14, 2010

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NIN: Terrorist Magazine “Inspire” Released Second Installment

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 13, 2010

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By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

11 October 2010: The second installment of Inspire, the magazine published by the Muslim terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) has just been released. It’s 74 pages are as disturbing and alarming as the first edition, which we reviewed and made available on 16 July 2010. Among many other things, the magazine urges all Muslims to wage personal jihad against infidels in the U.S., Canada and all non-Muslim countries. “Open fire on lunch-hour crowds in Washington, D.C.,” and use pickup trucks “as a mowing machine, not to mow grass but [to] mow down the enemies of Allah.”

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Shmuel Katz Blog

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 13, 2010

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I found a new treasure today…and plan to spend some time there reading up on this hero, Shmuel Katz. His words are more important in this time of deadly appeasement than ever.

From Shmuel Katz Blog:

The purpose of our site is to continue the work of Shmuel Katz (December 9, 1914 – May 9, 2008), the most clear-sighted political thinker Israel has ever produced. A native of South Africa who moved to Palestine as a young man, Katz dedicated his life to the Zionist cause. He worked closely with the leader of the Revisionist movement, Vladimir “Ze’ev” Jabotinsky, and served as a member of the Irgun high command. As such, Katz participated in many of the events that led to the creation of the State of Israel. He served as member of Knesset (1949-1951), but declined to further participate in party politics.

Unwavering in his principles, Katz resigned his position as advisor to Prime Minister Menachem Begin when Begin revealed his intention to abandon the Sinai and offer autonomy to the Arabs of Judea and Samaria — a plan which went against Katz’s understanding of Jabotinskian principles. Katz spent the next decades outside the halls of power warning against the policies of appeasement pursued by successive Israeli governments, each seemingly intent on outdoing the other in leaving Israel bereft both of the strategic depth and the national will necessary for survival in the Middle East.

 I’ve posted the link in my right sidebar as well, under Activism for Israel.

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