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Fact 387: "On July 31 2002, the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas murdered 7 students from the Jerusalem Unversity. Many of the victims were foreign students: Benjamin Blutstein, 24, from the United States; Marla Bennett, 24, from San Diego, California; Dina Carter, 37, immigrated to Israel from North Carolinal; Janice Ruth Coulter, 37, from New York; and David Gritz, 24, An American citizen who lived in Paris."
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Laura Ingraham from the Jewish World Review (www.jewishworldreview.com) asks where can moderate Muslims be found:
For much of the last century, white Southerners were routinely (and rightly) taken to task for not speaking out against the violent actions of racists. For a time at least, the Klan seemed to be able to lynch and beat black men with impunity.
Where are the moderate Muslims?
If someone finds a site managed by moderate Muslims, please let me know (excluding the brave Iranian students, of course).
Bar-Ilan University (www.biu.ac.il) has a good article on Jewish and Israeli names.
"In Israel today," explains Prof. Demsky, an authority on Biblical names and genealogy in the Department of Jewish History, "The trend is to opt for monosyllabic names which are Hebrew, but don't necessarily sound Jewish, like Shir, Din, Ben, Tom, Tal and Bar. Many of these names are given to both girls and boys, reflecting the idea of equality. The names are simple and noncommittal. They are not Jewish in the sense of having a literary or religious connotation. Many of these parents want their children to feel comfortable in the outside world. They want these names to be pronounceable in any language. This definitely says something about today's Israeli society," concludes Demsky.
I studied at Bar-Ilan University in the early 90's, just as the Oslo process was starting - it's an Israeli University that has a large number of national religious students, many who became my friends.
I copy the full article below, but if you are looking for a Jewish name, you might also want to check "Naming your Jewish Baby".
O Grupo de Acao Pro-Israel escreveu uma carta aberta a midia Brasileira:
Antes, uma apresentação. Nós judeus brasileiros, que redigimos esta carta, não pertencemos a nenhum partido de direita israelense. Pertencemos sim ao time de torcedores por uma convivência pacífica entre o Estado de Israel (menor que Sergipe) e as nações árabes (do Marrocos ao Paquistão). Ou seja, entre cinco milhões de judeus e seus trezentos milhões de vizinhos árabes. Enfim, entre a única democracia do Oriente Médio (onde inclusive seus cidadãos árabes são eleitos livremente ) e vinte ditaduras, regimes fundamentalistas e monarquias. [...]
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that bomb-sniffing dogs are being trained in the US to help Israel in its fight against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas:
Pups for Peace: Bomb-Sniffing dogs
joing the fight against Palestinian terrorism
Pups for Peace, an organization founded by US Jews and the Israeli-based Golan Fund to help Israel defend itself against suicide attacks, announced on Thursday that it plans to provide 1,000 trained dogs capable of detecting explosives to the Israel Police and the IDF by 2004.
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The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com) has published an excellent article that clearly shows that Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian prime minister has to make a choice:
Tuesday night's suicide bombings in Israel powerfully demonstrated the failure of the current strategy of Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas in implementing the road map. Unfortunately it had to take the death of 20 Israelis, and the injury of more than 100 others, to prove the point.
Thanks to RS for the info. I copy the full article below - read it, it touches on all of the right points.
Here's a great video that gives a summary of events in the Middle East from the last few years:
Here are some articles posted in the last few years that support what is outlined in the above presentation:
This war against Hamas did not start in a vacuum. When the Palestinians stop firing rockets at Israeli children, this war will stop. In the meantime, the war on Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad ("Holy War") and other Islamic fanatics continues.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) has more information on yesterday's victims of the Palestinian terrorist attack on a bus (the Islamic Jihad, Hamas and Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades have all claimed responsibility for the murder).
Among the victims in Tuesday's ambush were 8-month-old Tiferet Shilon, her father and maternal grandmother.
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian homicide bomber has murdered three Israelis:
At least Three people were killed and twenty wounded on Thursday after a suicide bombing at the Geha bridge on Jabotinsky street near Tel Aviv at 18:20. Two of the victims were women, and their bodies were taken to Abu Kabir Forensic Institute.
The Hamas, the PFLP, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Arafat's Al-Aksa Brigrades are racist murderers whose only goal is to destroy the State of Israel and kill all of her citizens. They reject peace with the "Jews" and the "Infidels" and almost daily try to blow themselves up targetting women and babies. For more information, click here; for a list of homicide bombings executed by these fanatic bastards, click here.
I copy the full article below.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Muslim has murdered 4 Israelis in a homicide bombing in Tel-Aviv:
An Israeli woman in shock,
after a Muslim homicide bomber
murdered 4 and injured over 50
A terror attack took place this evening in Tel Aviv killing at least 4 people and injuring 50. Magen David Adom emergency medical services has stated that 10 people are in serious to critical condition.
"Mike's Place', an American bar
in Tel-Aviv, and the target
of a Palestinian homicide bombing
While most of the Western media is reporting on how the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have a new "Prime Minister", Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat's thugs continue their campaign of death and terror.
Mr. Abbas has declared that he will attempt to stop the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas from deliberately murdering Israeli women and babies. I hope that's true, but I seriously doubt it.
In the meantime, the Israeli army will continue to hunt down the murderous Islamic Palestinian terrorists wherever they are.
I copy the full article below as well as a letter LGF has published that describes "Mike's Place", the bar that was hit. For more pictures, click here.
CNN (www.cnn.com) reports that a terrorist attack has occurred in Los Angeles, California in the United States. The killer chose to strike in front of El Al's (Israel's national carrier) at LAX, Los Angeles' international airport.
The gunman opened fire around 11:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. EDT) inside the Tom Bradley International Terminal, a separate building from the domestic terminals, officials said.
I find it interesting that many are not calling this a terrorist attack. The murderer, Mohamed Hadayet, a Muslim immigrant from Egypt, deliberately aimed, shot and killed two unarmed civilians. He specifically looked to kill Jews and Israelis, but the FBI is saying that if a man is not part of a terrorist organization he/she cannot commit terrorist attacks.
Whether the Egyptian murderer was part of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or any other organized terrorist group is irrelevant. The deliberate killing of unarmed civilians is terrorism.
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Jacob R. was yesterday at the Jerusalem Arts and Crafts Fair and he took 132 pictures - for those that won't be visiting Jerusalem this week, you can check it out online thanks to Jacob.
One of the many attractions at
the Jerusalem Arts and Crafts Fair
Over the past weeks, the downtown area of Jerusalem has been filled with people enjoying many outdoor shows and fairs. It is wonderful to see the center of Jerusalem returning to a festive atmosphere.
It is good to realize sometimes that life does go on in Israel without Palestinian murderers disrupting it. Make sure you check out the pictures, they are great.
In one of the forums I read daily, someone posted an article that described how Arafat calls for peace:
“Only peace and dialogue can help solve the crisis in the Middle East, Palestinian leader Yassar Arafat told Malta's President Guido de Marco”.
Arafat continues to speak of peace in English while calling for war, murder and “one million martyrs” (suicide bombers) in Arabic. Here are sample transcripts of sermons that are continuously being transmitted on Palestinian Television, which is under the complete control of Arafat and his thugs from the Palestinian authority:
"Blessings to whoever waged Jihad for the sake of Allah; blessings to whoever raided for the sake of Allah; blessings to whoever put a belt of explosives on his body or on his sons' and plunged into the midst of the Jews, crying "Allahu Akbar, praise to Allah, There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger." […]
Click here to watch a subtitled video (Realplayer required). Titled "Friday Sermons on Palestinian Authority TV,"(c) it was compiled from Palestinian Authority TV broadcasts of Friday sermons delivered at mosques under the authority of the PA. This subtitled video was distributed by the House Committee on International Relations to members of the House of Representatives in 2002.
These are mosques that are under the control of Arafat and the Palestinian Authority, and these messages were transmitted on Palestinian television, which was built with European money and is under Arafat’s control.
Peace will come when Arafat, the Hamas, the Islamic Jihad love their kids more than they hate the Jews. That is not the case today, but their hate, racism and murder of Israeli women and children will lead them nowhere.
I copy below the transcripts of portions of the video from Memri.org.
The Globe and Mail (www.theglobeandmail.com) reports that the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has won elections in the Palestinian territories:
The incoming Hamas government will move quickly to make Islamic sharia "a source" of law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and will overhaul the Palestinian education system to separate boys and girls and introduce a more Islamic curriculum, a senior official in the movement said yesterday.
For many years Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other Israeli leaders have said that there is unfortunately no partner for peace among the gang of Palestinian murderers from the Islamic Jihad, Fatah or Hamas.
After Geneva peace talks with Arab countries on 12/21/1973 Abba Eban said "Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity".
This turns out to be true once again: as Israeli elections were to take place in two months, the centrist Israeli partist "Kadima" was ready to make concessions and maybe even allow for a Palestinian state to be created. With Islamic mass murderers in power in the Palestinian territories, this will not happen.
For more information on Abba Eban, click here. For more information on Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other mass murdering bastards, click here. I copy the full article below.
CNN (www.cnn.com) has published a site that lists Israeli victims of Palestinian terrorism.
Last night on Israeli TV, CNN’s President gave an interview where he apologized for some of the mistakes CNN has made covering the Middle East.
This came after a lot of criticism on CNN last week: the parents of 5-year-old Gal Eizenman, killed in one of last week’s homicide bombings, had been interviewed by CNN, but when the story was shown, CNN decided not to show Gal’s parents but instead showed an interview with the mother of the homicide/suicide bomber! Gal’s mother (who also lost her mother in the attack) was interviewed on Israeli TV and told the whole story. For more information on Gal and her Grandmother, click here.
The latest site on Israeli victims of terror is probably a result of CNN trying to clear its image, particularly after Ted Turner said last week that Israel is involved in terrorism. The site is well done and covers victims since killed since January 1st 2002 - you may find it here
You may also want to check “Faces of the victims” which has been publishing the stories of the victims since October 2000 (when Arafat and his thugs decided to turn down the offer for a Palestinian State and decided to kill unarmed Israeli civilians instead, see the history page for details):
I copy CNN's introduction to the site below.
Chuck Morse (www.chuckmorse.com) has published an article that goes over the Palestinian National Covenant.
The covenant views Palestine as "an integral part of the Arab nation" rather than as a potentially sovereign state in its own right. This position is reminiscent of Nazi claims of the right of Germans to control all Aryan peoples under one empire. The Nazis justified their expansionism, and the liquidation of non-Germans within their expanding borders, with the same premise as the one articulated in this Palestinian covenant.
I remember that after the Oslo agreements there was a lot of talk about Arafat and the PLO not cancelling the Palestine National Covenant. At least the Palestinians are consistent in their hate and wish for their destruction of Israel - you have to be blind not to see this today.
I copy the full article below.
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