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Fact 156: "Recognizing the opposing aims of the Jewish and Arab national movements, the British recommended in 1937 dividing the country into two states, one Jewish and one Arab. The Jewish leadership accepted the idea of partition and empowered the Jewish Agency to negotiate with the British government in an effort to reformulate aspects of the proposal. The Arabs were uncompromisingly against any partition plan"
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I have just sent the second FactsOfIsrael.com newsletter. This time it includes the following fact:
Fact Number 98
Over 40,000 Ethiopian Jews have immigrated to Israel
On the 24th and 25th of May 1991, Operation Solomon airlifts 14,324 Ethiopian Jews to Israel aboard thirty-four El Al jets in just over thirty-six hours. Ethiopian Jews are black and Operation Solomon, which ended in 1997, brought an additional 25,811 Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
Israeli Soldier help a new immigrant from Ethiopia
While I studied at the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, I made a few friends who originally came from Ethiopia in 1984. One of them, David, was in my class and graduated with a degree in Aeronautics and Space Science
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Just found this on the Simon Wiesenthal website (www.wiesenthal.com):
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has officially protested to the heads of state of Italy, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Greece and Portugal for hosting the 13 Palestinian militants involved in the Church of the Nativity standoff. These terrorists have been taken in by the welcoming countries on humanitarian grounds and have been granted privileges given to new refugees.
The 13 Palestinians include the leader of the radical Hamas group, with others belonging to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Fatah. These terrorist groups are responsible for carrying out numerous attacks on Israeli soldiers and civilians. The government of Israel has said that these hostages have "blood on their hands."
For a full list of Palestinian homicide/suicide bombings since Arafat and the Palestinians chose terrorism instead of peace, see the Palestine page. Many of the 13 Palestinian terrorists now being hosted by the Europeans were directly involved in those bombings.
Please read and sign the petition below. Terrorists should not be allowed to have refugee rights. Here's the petition:
I am protesting the decision by your country to host and grant refugee status to the Palestinian militant/militants involved in the Church of the Nativity standoff. These militant/militants are members of terrorist organizations that have carried out numerous attacks on Israeli soldiers and civilians. With antisemitism on the rise throughout Europe, the treatment of these international terrorists as refugees endorses Jew hatred and presents an additional danger to communities already under attack.
Please sign the petition by clicking on the link below:
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.
Israel Insider (www.israelinsider.com) has an article that asks some good questions about Syria and its presence in the UN Security Council.
Syria, driven by the idea that Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine (also known as Southern Syria), are part of Greater Syria, has worked for almost three decades, unhindered, to pacify Lebanon, and make it vanish as an independent state. Daniel Pipes in "Greater Syria: The History of an Ambition," has written extensively about the Greater Syria ideology that drove Bashar Al-Assad's father and continues to motivate the new Syrian president.
I copy the full article below.
The Canadian Ottawa Sun (www.canoe.ca) reports that a racist bastrad tried to burn down a synagogue in Ottawa:
A CHILDREN'S class had to be relocated yesterday morning after an arsonist tried to torch a Jewish community library in the west end of the city.
Anti-Semitism, or hate and hostility of Jews, is definitely not omnipresent. That said, try to wear a kippa (Jewish skullcap) around Berkeley, California, or any European city for a month and let me know what happens. Thank God for the State of Israel, a place where all persecuted Jews can turn to when needed.
I copy the full article below - thanks to LGF for the link.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that one of victims of last Tuesday's Palestinian homicide/suicide bombing was one of the survivors of the Passover massacre where 29 Israeli civilians were killed.
Arkady Wieselman was the chef at the seaside "Park Hotel" in the resort town of Netanya, where on March 27 a Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber blew himself up, killing 29 people and wounding more than 100.
I heard on Israeli TV that Arkady was inside a freezer when the Palestinian murder committed his crime and was able to survive the terror attack. Unfortunately, last Tuesday another Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber blew himself up in Netanya, and this time Arkady was killed.
May God bless his memory. I copy the full article below.
Fox News (www.foxnews.com) reports that a homicide bomber has hit the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad:
A huge explosion that may have been the work of a homicide bomber ripped through U.N. headquarters in Baghdad Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores of others.
Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN official who was murdered, was Brazilian. He and I attended the same high school, the "Lycee Pasteur", a bi-lingual school with courses in French and Portuguese. Although I disagree with the hypocrisy of the United Nations and its rabid anti-Israeli and anti-American stance, Mr. De Mello was an incredible man. May God bless his memory.
I copy the full article below.
Here's a good one sent to us by my friend P.G.:
A knight in England was supposed to kneel before the Queen and recite a sentence in Latin.
MSNBC (www.msnbc.com) reports that a special camp has been created in Israel - a camp that helps kids whose parents, brothers or sisters have been murdered by Palestinian terrorists.
Summer camp for Israeli kids,
victims of Palestinian terrorism
NINE-YEAR-OLD Pesi Roth kisses her parents goodbye and heads off on a bulletproof bus for a week of summer camp like no other. On a guarded kibbutz in southern Israel, Pesi is part of an experiment in rebuilding shattered lives.
To learn more about Malke, check out www.kerenmalki.org. While you're there, please make a donation to help kids with severe disabilities.
To watch the video, click here. I copy the full article below.
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Sa'ada Aharon, a 71-year-old Israeli grandmother of 15 who was deliberately murdered by a genocide bomber from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Sa'ada Aharon, 71
Grandmother of 15
Murdered by a Palestinian terrorist
On October 10, 2002, Sa'ada Aharon, 71, of Ramat Gan was killed and about 30 people were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up while trying to board Dan bus No. 87 across from Bar-Ilan University on the Geha highway (Route 4).
To send condolences or to donate to Sa'ada's family, please click here.
When I went to college at Bar-Ilan University, I used to take this bus everyday. I know the exact place where the Palestinian murderer blew up - it's near the "Coca-Cola" junction, named for a Coke factory from nearby. Many Israelis do not have any choice but the bus to commute or to go to a doctor's appointment (like poor Sa'ada). The Palestinian Islamic Jihad couldn't care less of course.
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.
The Chronicle (www.chronicle.com) has published an incredible article that describes how thousands of Hitler's soldiers were of Jewish Descent.
What surfaces in those papers, and in Mr. Rigg's in-depth interviews, is a glimpse into how the several thousand men of partial Jewish origin who served in Hitler's army saw themselves -- how they felt about their Germanness, their Jewishness, the war, the Holocaust, and their own participation therein. Mr. Rigg estimates that there were upwards of 100,000 such "Mischlinge" -- German for mixed-blood or half-breed -- as they were known in Nazi parlance, and possibly as many as 150,000, a calculation that some of his critics regard as wildly overblown. [...]
Jews, like everybody else, come from different backgrounds and cultures. That's why it's not surprising to learn that assimilated Jews were part of Hitler's army, and it is also not surprising to know that certain Jews are anti-Zionist and wish for the destruction of the State of Israel.
I copy the full article below, thanks to Kesher Talk for the link.
Angie Schultz from the "The Machinery of Night" has found the real reason behind the US's continuing support of Israel:
Drooling white supremacists and supercilious Euro-leftists assert that it's because of the obscene amounts of gold that the Vast Jewish Conspiracy pumps into the coffers of our elected officials.
I copy the full article below.
The "One Family Fund" (onefamilyfund.org) has published the story of John Eric Branchizio, John Martin Linde, and Mark T. Parson, American diplomats who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists on October 15, 2003:
John Eric Branchizio, John Martin Linde, and Mark T. Parson, Link
A Palestinian terrorist was stopped short of killing innocent Israeli civilians after his bomb malfunctioned and exploded before planned.
After the bomb went off near a bus stop near Haifa, the Palestinian terrorist was injured, but survived the blast.
Last night Israeli TV showed how the IDF (Israel's Defense Forces) used the above robot to immobilize the terrorist. An Israeli soldier was then able to search the Palestinian terrorist for other explosives. When none were found, a medic took care of the terrorist and he was taken to a nearby Israeli hospital.
For more pictures and a full article, see below.
The Boston Phoenix (www.bostonphoenix.com) has an excellent article on the rise of Anti-Semitism in Germany.
Titled "Heil Hate!", the article written by Seth Gitell, who visited Germany recently, explains the current anti-Semitic controversy Germany finds herself in after Jürgen Möllemann, president of the German-Arab Friendship League, and second-in-command of the FDP, one of Germany's political parties declared:
"The intolerant, spiteful handling by Mr. Friedman of any critic of [Israeli prime minister Ariel] Sharon unfortunately is liable to awaken anti-Semitic resentments."
Möllemann was reffering to Michel Friedman, a member of the CCJ (Central Council of the Jews of Germany), the centralized leadership group of all Jewish religious, political, and communal organizations.
Blaming the Jews for Anti-Semitism, so typical of Nazi Germans.
I copy the full article below, and I also strongly suggest you check out Stefan Sharkansky's (http://www.usefulwork.com/shark/) excellent website, "The Möllemann File" at http://www.moellemann.com/.
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