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Do You Pass the Israel Test?

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 12.11.2014 23:01

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Do You Think You Know Who the Palestinians Are?

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 15.11.2014 12:31

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ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 15.11.2014 21:54

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Op-Ed: The Arabs Will Lose Jerusalem Too

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 16.11.2014 22:34

Op-Ed: The Arabs Will Lose Jerusalem Too

Nothing the Jews do will change the undying self-destructive hatred of the Palestinian Arabs.

Published: Saturday, November 15, 2014 6:54 PM

Ron Jager

Historical legend tells the story that Napoleon visited a synagogue in Russia on the eve of the Fast of Tisha B'Av. Noticing the lamentations and expressions of mourning of the Jews, who sat on the floor with minimum candlelight, Napoleon asked his advisors: "Why are the Jews weeping and mourning?" It was explained to Napoleon that they are mourning for the destruction of their Temple. Napoleon asked when this Temple was destroyed. Informed that it had occurred 1700 years earlier, Napoleon said that if these people are still mourning their Temple so deeply after 1700 years, they will be restored to their land and their Temple rebuilt.

What Napoleon understood at a glance about the Jewish nation, the Palestinian Arabs will never be willing or able to comprehend. For the past three quarters of a century since the Peel Commission which recommended the partition of the land between the Jews and the Arabs, the Arabs have consistently rejected any possibility of compromise or willingness to live alongside a nascent Jewish state.

At the conclusion of Israel’s War of Independence, instigated by a coordinated and massive four front attack on Israel, the Arabs lost the Negev and the Galilee regions.

The 1967 Six Day War also instigated by a coordinated Arab declaration of war ended with the Arabs losing all of Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights (Ramat Hagolan), and East Jerusalem.

The 1st and 2nd Intifada instigated by Arafat and the Palestinian Authority after the Oslo Agreement concluded with Israel retaking control of most of the land it had given over to Palestinian Arab sovereignty.

During the past months Jerusalem has been at the center of a renewed Palestinian Arab terror campaign against Jews, by stone throwing, Molotov cocktails, stabbings, and recently a series of hit and run terror attacks on pedestrians. Learning nothing from their own historical experience, and repeating the same destructive expression of hatred and rejection of anything Jewish, the Palestinian Arabs will lose all Arab rights to Jerusalem just as they lost control of lands designated for them in the past.

Despite the horrors of radical Islam, it is Israel exclusively that lives under a microscope with the events in Jerusalem scrutinized by the nations of the world. Russia invades Crimea, Nigeria enslaves, China oppresses, Pakistan rapes, Iraq slaughters, North Korea starves, Iran nuclearizes, Syria massacres, Afghanistan tortures. Sudan annihilates. ISIS beheads, and yet Israel remains the sole pariah state, put under the magnifyng glass by the morally bankrupt world.

What the nations of the world fail to note is that the Palestinian Authority and the rival Hamas terror organization are actively supporting a third terror campaign starting in Jerusalem, for the same reason thousands of missiles rained down on Israeli cities this past summer - even though it created more destruction for Palestinian Arabs in Gaza. Their goal is keep the Palestinian Arabs focused on “resistance” - a synonym for endless war that won’t be solved by Israeli territorial concessions or greater sensitivity for the Muslim desire to deny Jewish rights in Jerusalem.

The point about the current violence in Jerusalem is that nothing we Israelis are doing - whether it is Jews moving into parts of Jerusalem where Arabs want no part of us or walking around the Temple Mount - has altered by one iota the current status quo between Jews and Arabs. What we do simply does not matter to them and it will never sink in that they are facing a country that is here to stay.

For countless centuries, our ancestors have been praying to return home to Zion. For those of us born in the generation that did in fact return home to Israel, we can only cherish and uphold the immense blessing that we feel for being part of this amazing historical and almost biblical period.

In 1947, Israel accepted the "two-state solution" declared by the United Nations, focusing her efforts on moving ahead, never looking back. Since then, Israel has made a desert bloom. We have built roads, schools, hospitals, universities and great cities. Despite the many wars Israel has had to fight, the people of Israel have never stopped looking forward.

Israel has shown time and time again its willingness to make painful sacrifices for the sake of a genuine and enduring peace with its Arab neighbors. Israeli Arabs have infinitely more human rights in Israel than Jews ever had in any Arab nation, or that Arabs have in any Muslim nation in the Middle East. Not surprisingly these fundamental freedoms seem to be always overlooked by the very Arabs that enjoy and benefit from democratic rights in Israel. The hearts and minds of the Palestinian Arabs continue to be overwhelmingly "occupied" with Jew-hatred. This is the true narrative about the so-called “occupation”.

Once again a new generation of Arabs, including Israeli Arabs, are taking up gasoline bombs and even using cars as weapons in order to kill or injure Jews to further that same futile aim and in the name of this ancient hatred. Though many of Israel’s enemies promote the notion that the violence is caused by Jewish actions, the latest terror campaign, if it continues, will be very much like every other episode in the Palestinian Arab’s hundred-year war against Zionism.

Those that wish the Palestinian Arabs well should urge them to try to shake off this rejectionist mindset, lest they waste another century in pointless conflict. Should they continue ramming the shore, like the great whales do until they die, they will in the very soon future lose it all.
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Jewish man stabbed in back in suspected Jerusalem terrorist

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 16.11.2014 23:30

Jewish man stabbed in back in suspected Jerusalem terrorist attack

Wounded man in moderate condition as police search for Arab suspect near Old City
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Paramedics with man who was stabbed in Jeruslaem.. (photo credit:MAGEN DAVID ADOM)

A 32-year-old Jewish man is in moderate condition after being stabbed in the back with a screw driver by an Arab suspect on a central Jerusalem street near the Old City Sunday evening, police said.

According to spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the attack took place shortly after 6 p.m. on Hanevi’im Street, where the suspect fled by foot toward Damascus Gate.

Shortly after the unidentified victim was stabbed, Magen David Adom paramedics arrived at the scene to treat the man and transfer him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Rosenfeld said.

Multiple road blocks have been erected in the area as police search for the suspect, he said.

The stabbing follows a spate of similar attacks that occurred on the same day last week in Tel Aviv and the West Bank, killing one woman and an IDF soldier.

On November 10, Dalya Lemkus, 26, was murdered and two others were wounded by an Islamic Jihad operative wielding a knife at the Alon Shvut junction in the Gush Etzion area of the West Bank.

The incident occurred meters away from the location where three Israeli teens — Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Fraenkel and Gil-Ad Shaer — were kidnapped and then killed in June.

A guard stationed at the entrance to the settlement shot the terrorist, seriously wounding him.

The IDF transferred the two surviving victims to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem and Sha’are Tzedek Medical Center in the capital, where they were treated for stab wounds to the jaw and stomach.

Hours earlier in Tel Aviv, 20-year-old Sergeant Almog Shiloni of Modi’in, was repeatedly stabbed by an Arab man armed with a knife in his upper torso near Hahagana train station.

Passersby at the scene came to the assistance of the victim, pushing the suspect off of him, who then fled the area, but was found and arrested by responding officers shortly thereafter.

Shiloni, who served in the Air Force, subsequently died from his wounds.

In response, Hamas praised the stabbing on Sunday evening, and considered it "a natural response to the crimes of the occupation" according to Palestinian news site Al Resalah.

Ben Hartman contributed to this report.
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Israel's Arabs Need Better Leaders

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 18.11.2014 22:56

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Unholy war: How to calm Islamist rage?

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 19.11.2014 09:28

Unholy war: How to calm Islamist rage?

By Benny Avni
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November 18, 2014 | 10:12pm

Unholy war: How to calm Islamist rage?
Four Israeli rabbi's were killed by Palestinian shooters on Tuesday.

Don’t dismiss Tuesday’s bloodbath at a Jerusalem synagogue as yet another chapter in an endless Arab-Jewish dispute.

This is something new and dangerous: Allah — or at least some Islamist interpretation of Him — is driving events.

After weeks of enflaming Islamist passions, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is now trying to revert to his old “moderate” pose (he condemned the attack). It’ll be tough to pull off.

Maniacs wielding butcher knives and a pistol slew four rabbis (three US citizens plus a UK one) and a policeman during morning prayers at their neighborhood synagogue in the undisputedly Jewish part of Jerusalem

As he landed Tuesday in London, Secretary of State John Kerry said the murders were the “pure result of incitement.”

For once, he hit it right on the head, admonishing Palestinian leaders to “begin to take serious steps to restrain any kind of incitement that comes from their language.”

Too bad it takes this degree of viciousness for anyone outside Israel to finally awaken to the dangers of the inflammatory language that Abbas and his top lieutenants have favored lately.

Fatah, Abbas’ party, has for decades been considered the secular, and therefore moderate, faction of Palestinian politics. But lately Fatah’s support among Palestinians, never too high to begin with, has sunk to new lows.

Worse: ISIS meanwhile sucked the air out of the Palestinians’ old argument that their dispute with Israel tops all others in the Mideast.

Desperate to find a cause to revive his political fortunes and turn the world’s attention back, Abbas seized on the Holy Mosques of Jeruslaem.

Was there a crisis for him to confront?

After Israel captured the entire city in 1967, it vowed to allow equal access to all religions at their respective holy places.

As part of arrangements made back then, the area at the top of the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Holy Sanctuary (Haram al Sharif), is administered by the Waqf, a religious authority appointed by the king of Jordan. Jews are allowed to visit, but not pray there.

But now, several far-right Israeli politicians are pushing to change these arrangements, allowing Jewish prayers.

After all, they argue, the Mount where the Temple stood has been the holiest site for Jews since centuries before Islam was even born.

All too aware of the explosive nature of any change to the status quo at the holy sites, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and much of the Israeli leadership told their right flank (and everyone else, including the Jordanians who manage the site): No dice. Won’t happen.

Yet the legislative attempts handed Abbas the pretext for the comeback issue he so craved. He started calling on Palestinians to defend the Holy Mosques by “any means,” and assure that Jews don’t desecrate them with their mere presence.

Some heeded the call by running cars over Jews waiting at Jerusalem train stations and bus stops. Others used guns and knives. At the end of October, a Palestinian man shot Yehuda Glick, an advocate for Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount, at point blank.

The gunman, Moataz Hejazi, was shot dead at the scene.

And Abbas, clad in ostentatious righteousness, sent a letter of “encouragement and support” to Hejazi’s family. After all, he was defending the Holy Mosques.

Misunderstanding the new dangers of a full-blown religious war, Washington and others issued well-worn statements of condemnations to “both sides.”

The New York Times led its news article on the Glick shooting by describing the victim as “an Israeli-American agitator” (and thus, hint hint, a legitimate target.)

Abbas, meanwhile, took his “defense” of Muslim holy sites to the world stage. 3

The Palestinian ambassador at the United Nations, Riad Mansour, convened the Security Council several times, calling on the world to end supposed Jewish “assaults” on Muslim holy sites (and, since a big lie works best, on Christian sites as well.)

True: Some far-right Jewish flame-throwers contributed, torch­ing a West Bank mosque in the middle of the night. They were immediately condemned by all of Israeli society, from Netanyahu on down.

Abbas’ incitement, on the other hand, came at an especially sensitive time, with ISIS YouTube videos of triumphant throat-slashers exciting imaginations across the region.

The Jerusalem murderers could’ve easily exacted much greater casualties Tuesday had they used (readily available) machine guns rather knives and a handgun. But they chose butcher knives because ISIS has made chic again the weapons of the earliest cruelties in wars among monotheistic religions.

Abbas is no ISIS. He foolishly and irresponsibly tried to ride a religious tiger from which he’s trying to get off now.

But the Islamist fervors that grow in the entire region make this blunder more dangerous than any of his past, infamous missed opportunities. If he can’t get the religious-hysteria genie back in its bottle, watch out.

After all, this is Jerusalem, a city too holy for its own good.
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