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Fact 242: "On May 22 2002, a Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber blew himself up on the pedestrian mall in Rishon Letzion, 15 km (10mi) southeast of Tel Aviv. Two people were killed in the blast and over 30 others were wounded - all were unarmed civilians, including many women and children."
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that there was one Israeli among the hostages in the Moscow theatre:
Alexander Lisiansky's private vigil of fear is over.
During the nightmare, Israeli TV and radio reported that there were no Israeli nationals among the poor group of 750 hostages that were held up by the Islamofascists from Chechnea.
Also, contrary to yesterday's reports, Statesman.com reports that the final toll of the massacre is 90 hostages and 50 Islamofreaks.
Today on the leftist National Public Radio (NPR), I heard a report about the whole Moscow ordeal. The NPR reporters described the Islamofascists as "Gunmen", "Chechnean Rebels" and "Guerillas". The word "terrorist" was only only mentioned at the end, and not by the NPR reporter ("Russians accuse the terrorists of..."). The word "Islamic" was not mentioned once.
I copy the full articles below.
The FBI is looking for the following 5 Arab Muslim men:
Thanks to LGF for the link.
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Front Page magazine (www.frontpagemag.com) reports that a racist Muslim has murderered a French Jew... because he was a Jew:
Sebastian Sellam, 23, was a popular disc jockey at a hot Parisian night club called Queen. At about 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday November 19, the young man known as DJ Lam C (a reverse play on his surname) left the apartment he shared with his parents in a modest building in of Paris’ 10th arrondissement near la Place Colonel Fabien, heading to work as usual. In the underground parking lot, a Muslim neighbor slit Sellam’s throat twice, according to the Rosenpress interview. His face was completely mutilated with a fork. Even his eyes were gouged out.
I copy the full article below, which covers more on the rabid anti-Semitism present in today's France (French Muslims being the majority of perpetrators of racist and violent anti-Semitic acts).
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Rachel Levy, 17, of Jerusalem, who was killed when a Palestinian female suicide bomber blew herself up in the Kiryat Yovel supermarket in Jerusalem on 3/29/2002.
Rachel Levy, 17, murdered
by a Palestinian genocide bomber
Rachel Levy was a senior at the Sieff High School. Fellow pupils from her photography class at school said that she was an excellent pupil, and that an exhibition of Rachel's photographs is being held at her school. "She was a charming girl, allways smiling and pleasant. simply a wonderful person," said a relative. "She loved books, music, and sports," said her mother.
May God bless her memory.
The female genocide bomber was a member of the Al-Aksa brigades, a terrorist group that is financed and organized by Yasser Arafat and other thugs of the Palestinian Authority.
I copy the full story below.
The Globe and Mail (www.globeandmail.com) has a good article on how low the United Nations can get:
This year's General Assembly, which ended on Friday, marked a new low in United Nations bias against Jews and the Jewish state. The three resolutions passed in its final days are a disturbing commentary.
The UN makes me sick. I copy the full article below.
The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com) reports that Israel has decided to move its troops and civilians out of the the Gaza Strip:
Israel's abandonment of the Gaza Strip this month is, of course, one more chapter in a long history of turmoil in the Middle East. [...]
Israel has had a presence in the Gaza Strip since 1967, when armies from different Arab Muslim countries (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, etc...) tried to destroy the Jewish State and murder her citizens. Fortunately Israel won the war and has since then controlled the Gaza Strip (for more details see the Maps and the History pages).
It is important to note that Israel decided to get out of Gaza unilaterally. This was not the result of a peace treaty with the Palestinians, but was a decision by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his cabinet: they came to the conclusion that it is in Israel's interest to remove its troops and citizens from Gaza. It will take a few days for the Israeli Army and Police to remove over 9,000 civilians in 21 different towns.
I copy below the full article; for more information on Israel's moving out of Gaza, click here. My thoughts are with the families moving out of Gaza and the young soldiers and policemen that have to confront them.
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) has a good article that describes how the leftist American academia demonizes Israel:
While support for Israel among the general public in America has only increased during the past year - according to most of the public opinion surveys that have been conducted there - in the leftist circles of the intelligentsia in the United States a campaign of hatred and delegitmization is being conducted against it. This campaign, which gained momentum after September 11, in fact began after the Gulf War. Israel was perceived as the major cause of suffering in the Arab states, and therefore as the factor behind their desperate behavior. [...]
I receive many emails from leftists students who hate Israel with a passion. Some even say they are Jewish - but I question their positions. These Israel haters never spoke in support of Israel before the Palestinian violence started, so why should we listen to them today?
The fact is they know very little about Israel and the Middle East and their leftist political opinions are what guides them in their hate of Israel (and Jews).
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Faces of the Victims has published the story of Steven Cromwell, a 43-year-old father of two, who was deliberately murdered by a homicide bomber from Arafat's terrorist group "Al-Aksa brigades":
Steven Cromwell, 43
Father of 2
Murdered by a Palestinian terrorist
On January 5, 2003, Steven Arthur Cromwell, 43, of Ghana was one of 22 people killed when two suicide bombers blew themselves up on a pedestrian mall in Tel Aviv's Naveh Sha'anan neighborhood near the old central bus station.
The Al-Aksa brigades are part of Fatah, an umbrella group of Palestinian terrorists that report to Yasser Arafat (see the Palestine page for more details).
To send condolences or to donate to Mr. Cromwell's family, please click here.
To get more details on this homicide bombing click here. To get a list of all suicide bombings executed by Palestinian terrorists since October 2000, click here.
Milt Priggee from Spokane (WA) has captured the irony of Palestinian genocide bombers adding rat poison to their bombs:
Palestinian Genocide Bombers
add rat poison to their bombs
For more information on why these Palestinian murderers use rat poison, check out "Palestinian genocide bombers add nails, ball bearings and rat poison to their explosives".
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a racist bastard has burned down a Jewish school in a suburb of Paris, France:
Fire gutted the Merkaz HaTorah Jewish secondary school in the Paris suburb of Gagny in the Seine-Saint-Denis region Saturday morning at 3am. There were no injuries.
This primitive anti-Jewish racism in France and Europe has reached levels not seen since the second World War. It seems to me that it has become fashionable to be a racist bastard in France and Europe - for example, click here for a report on how this week a famous Greek composer has called the Jews "the root of all evil".
The difference between today and 50 years ago is that we have the State and Army of Israel. We also have a fair, democratic and just superpower on our side: the United States of America.
Imagine the reaction in the US if some moronic composer called the African Americans "the root of all evil". There would be strong condemnations from all sides, all political parties, the media, and the overwhelming majority of Americans. And rightly so.
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The National Review (www.nationalreview.com) has a good article on the anti-Semitism and hatred present in Saudi-Arabian culture:
According to government controlled
Saudi newspapers, the Jews are behind
America's War on Terror
Consider several [...] examples of Riyadh's public Jew bashing:
Not all Arabs/Muslims are racist - that said many of them are extremely anti-Semitic, becoming the new Nazis. They are brainwashed and believe that the Jews control the World and should be exterminated - it doesn't get more Nazi than that.
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Israel Insider (www.israelinsider.com) reports that a Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber set off a pipe bomb in the Israeli city of Herzliya, killing a 15-year-old girl and wounding 10 other unarmed civilians.
Hadar Hershkowitz, 15, killed by a Palestinian terrorist
The attack occurred at about 7:45 p.m., when the terrorist entered the popular restaurant near the city's Lev Ha'ir shopping mall. "This was the most crowded, well-known area of Herzliya," said Mayor Yael German. "Apparently the terrorist knew this... All of the residents of Herzliya eat here. This is where we eat our falafel and shwarma," she said.
Hadar Hershkowitz, 15, did not survive the attack and later died of her injuries. She was the daughter of Aryeh Hershkowitz, director-general of the Hapoel Tel Aviv soccer club. Club coach Moshe Sinai described Hadar as a diligent, talented and bright young girl. May God bless her memory.
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I was listening a few minutes ago to an event where President Bush answered questions from Americans living in Nashua, New Hampshire. One of the topics that came up was the Israeli war on Palestinian Terrorism. President Bush said:
"A trouble spot in the Middle East is obviously the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. We're strong supporters of Israel. Israel is our ally. And I believe the best way -- (applause.) "
The applause came after the great American folks present at the event heard the phrase "We're strong supporters of Israel. Israel is our ally." But as in any event, you will find racist bastards, Nazis, or intolerant Muslims spitting up their bile. One such woman then asked the following question:
"Q (Inaudible) [Woman]: How can Ariel Sharon, as you've said, be a man of peace if he causes death and torture among innocent Palestinians every day? How can Ariel Sharon be a man of peace if he fits your definition a terrorist? I'd be curious to hear how you plan to carry out the two-state solution. "
President Bush then replied:
THE PRESIDENT: [...] First of all, Ariel Sharon is defending his country against terrorist attacks, just like we will -- (applause.) [...]
I applaud President Bush for the clarity of his vision. I applaud the American people for the clarity of their vision and their wisdom in getting the best man for the job elected.
It is clear that President Bush was directly talking about Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian excuse for a leader, when he mentioned "a system based upon law and institutions that survive the people, as opposed to a system in which one person pretty well dictates the fate of the Palestinian people."
Standing up to Islamic intolerance, hatred and violence and stopping the mass murdering freaks from Al-Qaeda, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Arafat's Al-Aksa Brigades is not easy. That said, both Israel and America's current leaders have the right approach and attitude towards ending the threat of Islamic Fascism. We will win this war.
I copy the full transcript of the event below.
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