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Fact 319: "Since September 11 2001, the Arab media has claimed that 'Jews' perpetrated the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. Promoting this new myth are high-ranking public officials and columnists in the government and non-government press in Arab countries. These conclusions are supported by various forms of evidence, further buttressed by timeworn, long-'substantiated' antisemitic myths. Thus, the papers posit guilt, substantiate their accusations, convict, and, in one case, hand down a sentence annihilation 'as Hitler did'."
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July 19, 2014
Dennis Prager explains "The Middle East problem":
Mr. Prager is right on: the solution may be hard, but the problem is simple: one side wants the other side dead.
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Israel Insider (www.israelinsider.com) reports that many Americans of Palestinian origin not only support terrorism but wish they could become homicide/suicide bombers themselves.
The article is based on a NPR interview of a group of Palestinian Americans on "All Things Considered".
"The conversation was chilling. The sentiments expressed by second- and third-generation Palestinian Americans could have come from the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank or even from Hamas members in the Gaza.
The next time you see a Palestinian, ask him/her about her position on terrorism. Also ask them if they are for peace between an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, or instead of Israel. I haven't found one that wishes for peace alongside Israel yet.
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The great anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler has dug up an incredible video of an attack on Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan.
Is Allah really with
the Islamic Terrorists?
In this video, we see how the US Air Force used an AC-130 Gunship to stop the Islamic terrorists from organizing and executing any murders of women and children - not in this life time. Notice how our boys are very careful not to hit the mosque - do you think the Islamic terrorists would have been careful in not hitting our churches and synaguogues?
See below for the full video (5.5Mb). Warning: you will see real explosions while the Islamic terrorists run away like cockroaches - if that bothers you, please do not watch the video. I also copy below an article on the AC-130 Gunship.
The following article is part of a blogburst - a simultaneous and cross-linked posting of many blogs on the same theme. This blogburst commemorates the Munich Olympics Massacre which began in the dawn hour of September 5th, 1972. Go to the The Index of the Munich Massacre Blogburst to find links to all the other articles.
Palestinian Terrorists murder 11 Israeli Athletes
at the Olympic games in Munich, Germany, 1972
At 5:00 AM, exactly 30 years ago, a seminal event in the development of modern terrorism took place. Eight Palestinian terrorists invaded the athletes' housing at the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. They killed and took hostage eleven Israeli athletes competing in the Games, demanding the release of 234 imprisoned Arabs and German terrorists. Over the next few tension-filled days, all the hostages and some of the terrorists were killed, mostly due to incompetence and perfidy of the German government. The Olympic Committee made a controversial decision to continue the Games, and has never participated in any memorial for the slain athletes. Eventually almost all the remaining terrorists were hunted down and killed by Israeli agents, directed by then Prime Minister Golda Meir.
A few days ago I listened to a story on National Public Radio (NPR) that covered the murder of the Israelis by the Palestinian terrorists.
Although the hosts did briefly disapprove of the murders, the story quickly turned to a tacit endorsement of the action for "putting the Palestinian cause on the map". The host Brooke Gladstone spends a large part of the segment interviewing Brigitte Nacos, a Columbia University professor and author of "Mass-Mediated Terrorism", who is clearly proud of these Palestinians for bringing attention to their cause.
I felt sick.
NPR and its local San Francisco station KQED are well known for their anti-Israeli stance, but they have gone a bit too far. The host Brooke Gladstone mentions that an Al-Qaeda member is proud of the Munich murders:
BROOKE GLADSTONE: Writing in an on-line publication, Al Anssar, an Al Qaeda activist called the Black September, quote, "the greatest media victory and the first true proclamation to the entire world the Palestinian resistance movement. The Munich operation was a great propaganda strike."
But that doesn't mean NPR (which receives public funds) should be. Here's an example:
BRIGITTE NACOS: Two years later it was very different, because they struck at the Olympics where you had the television facilities built up for that special event. Independent experts have estimated that it was between 600 and 800 million globally, so that was a major, major coup for these few Palestinians.
Wow. Can you feel the admiration Brooke and Brigitte have for the Palestinian "freedom fighters"? Thank God they brought the Palestinian cause to the forefront of the liberals' agenda, otherwise how would Brooke and Brigitte hate the
There were dozens of angles that NPR could have chosen to cover this story (in fact the Blog Burst does exactly that). Instead NPR chooses the one angle that is somewhat positive to the Palestinians: their success in bringing "their cause" to the world.
The media coverage of these Palestinians killing Israelis might have had an impact on the "global awareness" of the Palestinian issue, but NPR could show a little less enthusiasm for the deliberate murder of Olympic athletes.
To listen to the "Black September" special from NPR's "On the Media", click here. For the transcript, click here.
Oh, and please stop sending NPR and KQED money - if you need another reason, see "The deliberate killing of unarmed civilians is terrorism".
Now for the real story, here's a special report from Sports Illustrated (sportsillustrated.cnn.com):
Black September commandos climbed the fence about 50 minutes earlier than envisioned in Situation 21. [...]
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The Weekly Standard (www.weeklystandard.com) has a good article written by the comedian Larry Miller who visited Israel last week.
I was in two other hospitals recently, just a week ago, in Israel. It was part of my trip, to meet some victims of the terror bombings and their families. As an aside to this, you might like to hear something good and something not so good. [...]
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The Middle East Media Research Institute (www.memri.org) which translates articles from the Arab Media, has published a report on the latest attacks of the Saudi Arabian media against the United States. This criticism of the US occurs after the families of the victims of 9/11 sued Saudi Arabians who financed the terrorists involved in the attacks.
The lawsuit against Saudi and other Arab officials and organizations by the families of September 11 victims has aroused the ire of the Saudi media. The following are excerpts from articles that appeared in Saudi newspapers on this subject:
Wow. You tell the Saudi Arabians that financed the September 11 massacre that they are responsible for the consequences of their acts and they get really touchy. Imagine if we didn't tell them.
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We have a cool application for Facebook users: it allows you to display facts on Israel on your profile page. People looking at your profile can click on "Another fact" to view another fact on Israel and they can of course add the application to their own profiles.
Here's an example of a fact on Israel displayed on my Facebook profile:
Show your support for Israel and spread the knowledge
by displaying one fact on your Facebook profile every time someone looks at it.
A few days ago we received a suggestion from "MS" (full name not provided for security and privacy):
Hi, my name is MS. I am not sure how familiar you are with facebook, but I was on facebook today and I had the idea to add a new "application." This application would be about Israel.
We agree with MS: that's a very cool idea! The Facebook application is now ready - to add it, just point your browser to:
Note that you need to have a Facebook account to use this application. Below I have some screenshots of the application in action. Thanks to MS for having the idea and contacting us!
The picture below was recently taken in New York - the Islamic fanatic below expresses his hate of Jews through a sign:
If you are going to be a racist Islamic fanatic moron, the least you could do is learn how to spell "Death to all Jews".
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In the next few days I'll be on vacation in Brazil. The World Cup just started and although it's happening in Japan/Korea, I decided to go see it in Brazil. I was born in Brazil (or Brasil, with an 'S', as Brazilians spell it), and it's always a great experience to see the country come together behind the national team. It's like the 4th of July for a month!
I'll be updating the News section of FactsOfIsrael.com from Internet Cafes across Brazil, but I might not be able to post as many items as I'd like. It's your opportunity to come back to the site and go over the history, maps, stats and the democracy pages - I have made many updates lately and I'm sure you'll find it all interesting. Just let me know if you have any remarks or suggestions, I always enjoy the feedback.
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Before leaving I just sent the weekly FactsOfIsrael.com newsletter. This week's fact is:
Facts 6 and 7: The West Bank and the Gaza strip were under Jordanian and Egyptian occupation from 1948 to 1967 yet no Palestinian State was ever created.
For more details, click here.
Thanks for being interested in the facts,
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian terrorist opened fire at a crowd of Israeli men, women and children who were celebrating Succot (a Jewish holiday):
One Israeli was killed and three children were wounded Monday when a Palestinian gunman opened fire on a crowd of Israelis who were visiting the city of Hebron.
Can you imagine the outrage of the UN and the bleeding brain leftists if an Israeli opened fire on a crowd of Palestinian/Arab/Muslims women and children? Yet, this almost daily deliberate murder of Israeli children by Palestinian homicidal maniacs is rarely reported in the mainstream media, particularly in Europe. Let's remember that the next time the Europeans want to be "honest" brokers of a peace deal.
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that NASA has sent the first Israeli astronaut into space:
The seven NASA (STS-107) crew members Seated in front are astronauts Rick D. Husband (left), mission commander; Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and William C. McCool, pilot. Standing are (from the left) astronauts David M. Brown, Laurel B. Clark, and Michael P. Anderson, all mission specialists; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist representing the Israeli Space Agency.
Israel Air Force Col. Ilan Ramon became the first Israeli citizen to be launched into outer space, after NASA resolved several safety concerns and cleared the space shuttle Columbia for liftoff on Thursday.
- To learn more about Ilan Ramon and the "Moon Landscape" drawing, click here.
- To watch NASA TV and see live coverage of the space shuttle, click here.
- For an interactive view of the NASA STS-107 mission, click here.
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JTA.org reports that a Palestinian terrorist has murdered three Israelis:
Suicide bomber kills four
Doing a search on news.google.com on this terrorist attack only returned 10 results. I guess a murdering Palestinian bastard killing someone's grand-parents and an 18-year old girl is not news.
Conservative Truth (www.conservativetruth.org) has published pictures from a recent demonstration of Islamic Fascists in London, England:
Religion Of Peace Demonstration
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While checking Instapundit I stumbled upon this article from "The Australian" (www.theaustralian.news.com.au) which described a Palestinian father of a homicide/suicide bomber feelings of anger towards the murderers that organized the massacre of Israeli woman and children:
Although Abudeir refuses to condemn the militant Islamic groups behind the bombings by name, he accuses them of using suicide bombers as not only a means of making themselves politically relevant but also for financial gain. Arab countries such as Iraq and Saudi Arabia have paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to the families of suicide bombers.
"Great!", I told myself. I have finally found one Palestinian that is pissed off at the Hamas and Islamic Jihad for their deliberate murders of babies. Well, after reading a bit more, I realized that this moron is a racist who probably believes that Jews control the World (has he been watching Egyptian TV?):
Abudeir speculates that the militant Islamic groups are inventions of the Israelis and under their control. He says the Israelis were also behind the attacks on New York's Twin Towers.
Just like the Nazis always blamed the Jews for anti-Semitism, this excuse for a human being blames the Israelis for the homicide bombings. As for blaming Israel and Jews for the heinous Islamic attacks on the US on 9/11, this is apparently something most Arabs/Muslims believe - click here for the details.
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Abba Eban has passed away at the age of 87:
Abba Eban, the father of Israeli statesmanship, former foreign minister and ambassador to the United States and United Nations died Sunday at 87 in the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva. As diplomat and author, he was throughout his long and brilliant career the voice of Israel, a profound interpreter of our national character and history.
Abba Eban, 1915 - 2002
Mr. Eban was a great man, someone who has been involved with Zionism and Israel from the beginning, from the roots of it all. I remember Abba Eban coming up with some incredible quotes when he served as Israel's ambassador to the UN:
Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today-and longed for them tomorrow.
You'd think he said that after Arafat and the Palestinians rejected peace in October of 2000? He said the above 30-40 years before the thugs from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas started their current murdering spree of women and children. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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