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Fact 273: "On May 19 2002, three people were killed and at least 56 people were injured when a Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber blew himself up in a fruit and vegetable market in the coastal town of Netanya. Among the injured were many women and children. The Palestinian murderer arrived at the market in a taxi, and was wearing an IDF (Israel's army) uniform. Both Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine proudly took responsibility for the killings."
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George Bush, the President of the United States of America, has given today an amazing speech and press conference. Fox News (www.foxnews.com) has a partial transcript of the speech:
[...] Now is the time, and Iraq is the place, in which the enemies of the civilized world are testing the will of the civilized world. We must not waiver.
Thank you Mr. President for mentioning that the Muslim terrorists that murdered Daniel Pearl did it only because he was Jewish and because of their racist, violent and fascist view of the World.
And thank you for continuing the fight for freedom and against Islamic terrorism.
I copy the full transcript below.
Honest Reporting (www.honestreporting.com) informs us about the tragic accidental death of an American anti-Israeli protester in Gaza:
Rachel Corrie, burns an
American flag in Gaza
American college student Rachel Corrie was tragically killed on Sunday when she fell down as an IDF bulldozer destroyed a house in Gaza. The bulldozer was part of an operation to eliminate tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to illegally smuggle weapons from Egypt into Gaza.
I copy the rest of the article below.
Fox News (www.foxnews.com) has published an interview and a video of a 12-year-old Palestinian girl who wishes to murder unarmed Israeli civilians by becoming a genocide bomber.
Roa Salameh, a Palestinian kid who
"wants to kill the Jews"
The girl, Roa Salameh, has been brainwashed by Palestinian Television which regularly shows videos that pay tribute to "suicide martyrs". Palestinian Television is funded by the European Union and completely controlled by Arafat and his thugs from the Palestinian Authority.
She came home and told her father that since the Jews don’t like them, she wants to be a homicide bomber.
To watch the video, click here. I copy the full article below.
Last week I traveled to Orlando, Florida, for a business trip. One afternoon I had a bit of free time and I decided to visit the Kennedy Space Center, about 50 miles from Orlando.
This place is amazing! It’s basically NASA’s launch headquarters, and as their website says: “It’s the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an Astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch!”. For more information on the Kennedy Space Center, click here.
An Astronaut greets visitors at the
entrance of the Kennedy Space Center
One of the attractions of the visitor complex at the space center is an actual full-sized Space Shuttle, where we can see how astronauts live and work while flying through space! Another exhibit is an “Astronaut Memorial”, a giant “space mirror” high-tech national monument dedicated to our fallen heroes. For more information of the visitor complex at the Space Center, click here; for more information on the Astronaut Memorial, click here.
Ilan Ramon, Israel's first Astronaut
Click on image to zoom in
Among the astronauts who have perished is Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut. Seven astronauts, including Ilan Ramon, were killed on February 1st 2003, when the space shuttle Columbia broke up about 38 miles above Texas on its way to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Astronaut monument includes a picture of Ilan Ramon and a description of his professional career and duties aboard the Space Shuttle. There’s even a small Israeli flag on a drawing of a space shuttle!
I have published many stories on Ilan Ramon, since he was and always will be a source of inspiration and hope for me and many others. Here are some articles:
* [NASA sends first Israeli astronaut into space](/blog/archives/000591.html)
* [Israeli Astronaut takes with him into space a small pencil drawing made by a 14-year-old](/blog/archives/000510.html)
* [Tragedy over Texas skies: seven astronauts killed in explosion of space shuttle Columbia](/blog/archives/000608.html)
* [Video: Ilan Ramon, first Israeli astronaut, and crew from space shuttle Columbia see Israel from space](/blog/archives/000617.html)
* [Address by Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon on the arrival of Ilan Ramon's coffin](/blog/archives/000618.html)
* [How Israel destroyed Iraq's nuclear reactor (built by the French) in 1981](/blog/archives/000622.html)
* [Iraq calls shuttle space Columbia explosion "God's vengence"](/blog/archives/000609.html)
If you have a chance to visit the Kennedy Space Center, don’t hesitate! It’s 50 miles from Orlando, a bit more than the other Disney parks, but it’s worth every second. It was the highlight of my trip and I wouldn’t think twice about returning to Orlando just to visit the Space Center again.
I have added below over 40 pictures I have taken of the Space Center, including the Astronaut Memorial museum, a visit to the Space Shuttle, and more.
The Jerusalem Post reports on more violence against Jews in France:
Jewish student attacked in French town
Dictionary.com defines "Anti-Semitism" as "Hostility toward or prejudice against Jews or Judaism" (click here for the exact definition).
The French authorities continue to deny that there's any anti-Semitism in France and France's president Jacques Chirac continues to protect the butcher from Baghdad (click here to see a picture of Chirac and Saddam Hussein in a French nuclear plant).
On October 22, 2002, I posted an article that described how the Palestinian Islamic Jihad murdered 15 people after blowing up a car stuffed with over 220 pounds of explosives next to an Israeli bus (click here for the original article).
On December 5, a self-proclaimed Islamo-Nazi wrote the following as a comment:
All the kuffr including the jews and christians will pay with their lives for all the pain and suffering on all Muslims worldwide.
I guess "kuffr" means non-Muslim, or infidel, or something that Islamo-Fascists use as a derogatory term.
I traced the message back to the IP address 220.127.116.11 which belongs to www.pipex.net, an ISP from England. Unfortunately the ISP is not cooperating, and did not respond to my messages (I found that French and English ISPs rarely respond).
Many Muslims in England are very extreme - see for example this article that describes how in August 2002 a massive rally was held in London, England, in support of Bin Laden and Islam. The main message from these Islamic-freaks was "We are against Democracy, Freedom and Evolution". Yep - we know.
Back in July 2008, U.S. President elect Barak Obama visited Sderot, a city located in the south of Israel. During the visit, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, fired rockets at different towns in Israel, including Sderot. The New York times (www.nytimes.com) published the transcript of a press conference held in Sderot, and here's what President elect Obama said:
President Obama also said:
I understand that back in July, Barak Obama was still in the middle of the U.S. presidential election campaign. But I also think that he's a smart man who has a clear understanding that Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad have a goal of destroying the State of Israel and murdering all of her 6 million citizens, including women and children. Not only President Obama won't allow this to happen, but he'll also support Israel in her war against the Islamic religious fanatic terrorists.
I copy the full transcript below.
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Adam Weinstein, a 14-year-old kid who was deliberately murdered by Palestinian genocide bombers.
On December 1, 2002, at about 11:30 P.M., two suicide bombers detonated explosive devices on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem, the pedestrian mall frequented by many young people on Saturday night. A car bomb exploded nearby 20 minutes later. Ten people were killed, including many children, and 188 were injured in the terrorist attack.
May God bless his memory.
Fox News (www.foxnews.com) reports that barbaric Muslim terrorists have murdered four American civilians in Iraq. An Iraqi Muslim mob then dragged their mutilated bodies through the streets:
Iraqi Muslim mob hangs four
American civilians on a bridge
Paul Bremer, the top U.S. administrator in Iraq, vowed that Wednesday's grisly mutilations would not go unpunished.
Palestinian savages murder two Israelis
and proudly dip their hands in their blood
This reminded me of a similar story where barbaric Palestinian murderers also acted like animals. A few months ago, two Israeli reservists got lost and ended up in the Palestinian city of Ramallah. A barbaric mob of Palestinian murderers then killed them and dripped their hands into their victims' blood - click here for more details.
Palestinian kids dip their hands in
red paint, simbolizing Jewish blood
The terrorist group Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, are proud of this sickening murder and have been teaching young Palestinian kids to "drip their hands into the Jew's blood" - click here for more details.
I copy the full article below.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Palestinian terrorists have deliberately shot and killed a Jewish man that was driving his car. Furthermore, the medics that arrived at the scene to treat the civilian wounded were fired upon.
One person was killed and a second was wounded in a shooting attack near the Jewish community of Alei Zahav early Thursday morning, Israel Radio reported.
Em 1982 Yasser Arafat chamou Ariel Sharon de assassino de crianças, por conta dos episódios de Sabra e Chatilla. Mas o líder palestino não conseque olhar para seu próprio umbigo para perceber que se alguém merece tal adjetivo, esse alguém é ele mesmo.
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A new web site has been created for those that have no voice in the media: the Jews who live in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (Yesha, or the West Bank and Gaza):
A group of Yesha residents has decided to bypass the traditional public relations methods aimed at getting a message across to the media, opting instead to document the ups and downs of life in Yesha in full view of anyone in the world with an internet connection - at www.YeshaSpeaksOut.org.
Leftist media outlets such as NPR and the BBC will generally refer to these folks as "Israeli settlers", vilified people in the European leftist view. These same biased media outlets will refer to the mass murdering scum from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas and Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades as "militants".
Well, the Yesha Jews now have a voice: and they will expose the mass murdering bastards from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and their European leftist cheerleaders while showing what their daily life is all about.
I copy the full article below (found this article on the excellent "Unsealed Room").
Rivka Fink, 75, grandmother of 9 is another victim of Palestinian terrorism.
Rivka Fink, 75, Grandmother of 9
Murdered by Palestinian Terrorists
Faces of the victims published the story of Rivka Fink, 75, who was killed on on April 12, 2002 after a Palestinian woman suicide bomber detonated a powerful charge at a bus stop on Jaffa road next to the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open-air market. Another 104 people were injured in the blast, among them nine Arabs.
I publish the full article below.
Jewsweek (www.jewsweek.com) has an interesting article on the United Nations and Kofi Annan, its Secretary General. The writer of the article, Jeff Dunetz, is worried about Mr. Annan, since he hasn't said a word about the latest murders of unarmed Israeli civilians (including kids) by Palestinian killers.
I am very concerned about Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations. He is a great moral man, even won the Nobel Peace Prize. Kofi Annan is always the first to speak out when there is even the slightest perception of nation doing wrong. Remember how took a stand in the Mideast, saying how can Israel be right and the whole world wrong? Remember how quick he was to raise awareness of Jenin when he thought that there was a massacre there? This guy is a neutral peacemaker with high moral standards.
I copy the full article below.
I have just seen a video on Israeli TV that shows an Islamic fascist from Iraq call for the murder and genocide of all Jews.
Hysterical Imam from Iraq
Calls for the murder of Jews
on official Iraqi TV
Last Friday (on Feb. 14, 2003), the Imam of the main mosque of Baghdad made a hysterical speech that was shown on Iraqi TV. Here are some of the things that were said:
Victory will come,
I have translated and added captions in English to the full video. The video is available below. The full transcript is also found below.
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