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Fact 335: "'Faces of the Victims' is a website that has the pictures of all Israeli victims murdered by Palestinian terrorists since October 2000. If you click on the face of the victim, you also get a description of the terrorist attack: Faces of the Victims http://www.walk4israel.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Victims"
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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.
I copy more info on the video below.Click here for more...
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Il y a deux jours, le Djihad Islamique Palestinien a tue 12 Israeliens - cliquez ici pour plus de details. Tsahal, l'armee d'Israel, nous montre la reaction de la rue Palestinienne:
November 15, 200: Palestinians celebrate
the deliberate murder of 12 Israelis
Des centaines d'activistes du Djihad Islamique ont manifesté entre la nuit du 16 et du 17 novembre dans les rues de Gaza à l'annonce de l'attentat de Hébron dans lequel 12 Israéliens ont été tués.
The U.S. Fourth Infantry division, which captured the mass murderer Saddam Hussein (click here for details), has some pretty cool Christmas greetings:
A photo montage Christmas greeting made by members of the 1-22 Battalion of the U.S. Fourth Infantry Division, featuring the face of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein manipulated to look like the head of Santa Claus, is posted on the wall of army barracks in Tikrit, Iraq December 22, 2003. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra.
Merry Christmas to all of my Christian readers and friends. Found this on the excellent LGF.
La Maison d'Éditions Flammarion s'apprête à lancer un roman pour adolescents intitulé "Rêver la Palestine" qui incite les adolescents au délire anti-juif avec incitation à la haine et au meurtre. Voici un extrait d'un message envoye a La Maison d'Éditions Flammarion par Mr. Jean-Marie Gélinas, Président Amitiés Québec-Israël:
On m'informe (Université Lille) que dès les premières pages de ce roman, on y rencontre un torrent d'immondices, où on raconte que de jeunes palestiniens héros de cette fiction, luttent contre des soldats israéliens qui assassinent froidement les enfants, les vieillards, qui violent les femmes, profanent les mosquées et brisent les os des nourrissons.
Envoyez un message a La Maison d'Éditions Flammarion et faites leur savoir que le racisme n'est pas accepte dans les societes modernes. Leur adresse est email@example.com.
Le message entier est copie ci-dessous.
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Adelina Kononen, a 37-year-old mother of two from the Philippines, who was deliberately murdered by a homicide bomber from the Palestinian terrorist group "Islamic Jihad":
Adelina Kononen, 37
Mother of 2
Originally from the Philippines
Murdered by a Palestinian terrorist
On August 4, 2002, Adelina Kononen, 37, of the Philippines was one of 9 people killed in the suicide bombing of Egged bus No. 361 traveling from Haifa to Safed at the Meron junction in northern Israel.
To send condolences or to donate to Adelina'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.
Dave Kopel from National Review Online (www.nationalreview.com) has an excellent article on why we light the Menorah during Hanukah:
Until sundown on Saturday, Jews all over the world are celebrating the eight-day Feast of Hanukkah. In a year when Jews are under deadly attack from Islamonazis, it is especially important to remember the lesson that the Seleucid empire learned two millennia ago, and which Yasser Arafat relearned last year: Jews fighting for their homeland are superb soldiers and military strategists. [...]
I copy below the full article - if you'd like more information on Hanukah this is a great start.
Just found this great article on the Jerusalem Post about bluring lines between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism in England.
The articles also mentions how Britain's left hates Israel and many wish for its destruction. Their position is similar to the extreme left I encountered in the U.S.: people from Berkeley, CA and supporters of Nader, who would be extremely pleased if Israel was destroyed. I also found it interesting that those who hate Israel in the U.K. also call Palestinian terrorists "militants" or "activists", the same way that NPR/QKED does in the U.S (see the email I sent to NPR).
"There is a loose, but growing, coalition of anti-American, anti-globalization, animal rights, ecologically pure activists," says one political observer, "and in the collective mindset of that coalition, Israel - and, by extension, Jews - represent a combined hate target. This is no coincidence. Those who are attracted to such a coalition are drawn from both the Left and the Right - and anti-Semitism provides them with their common denominator."
I publish the full article below.
Some English Muslims do not believe in evolution, but it's a scientific theory that has been clearly proved:
CNN just posted a good article that summarized the situation at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.
Five weeks ago, over 100 Palestinians took over the Church as they were running away from the IDF (Israel's army). Among them were 40 terrorists from the Islamic Jihad, Hamas and other terrorist groups. About a dozen were directly involved in the killing of innocent Israeli civilians and were on a list of terrorists that Israel had asked Arafat and the Palestinian Authority to arrest, which they never did.
These 13 Palestinian terrorists are now going to be deported to European countries after the EU accepted to host them. The deal also calls for another 26 to face trial in Gaza, although I sincerely doubt this will happen. As the article says "upon their arrival in Gaza, the 26 were greeted by crowds as heroes".
Here are additional interesting points:
"After the Palestinians' departure an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said 40 "explosive devices" were found in the church compound. The spokesman said the IDF was invited into the compound by church officials who asked the military to check the facility."
"Another priest told The Associated Press that foreign peace activists who sneaked into the church later desecrated the holy site by smoking and drinking alcohol inside."
I copy the full article below:
I have finished writing "Stop the Hate", a technical tutorial to trace the origin of hate messages.
Did you ever receive hate mail? Do you have a blog and wish you could find out who’s sending you those racist messages and make sure they face up to the consequences of their acts?
Are you Jewish, Italian, Irish, Christian, Black, Hindu, Muslim, a woman, gay, or part of any minority and have received a hate message? Well, I decided to write this tutorial to help you stop the hate messages, or at least to make some people face up to the consequences for their racist emails – read on and you’ll be better equipped to react when you’re attacked.
I get my share of hate messages, including death threats, on a regular basis. Here's an example, from somebody we'll call Mr. Hate:
"You jews ARE "pigs and monkeys", and the sooner the Palestinians all their land libertae and jewish swine vermin exterminate , the better. You jews too much world opinion control and distort it to portray yourselves as victims. The sooner a virus that targets and kills juden is developed and shipped the better. Das Welt - Judenfrei, bitte. You are a filthy, inbred race, that has caused havoc throughout the history of the world and the quicker to all you swine death comes, the besser will it be. Stinking Schwein!"
This lovely remark was written as a comment to a post that described how in June 2002, the Iman of the Mosque of Mecca in Saudia Arabia has called all Jews “pigs and monkeys”.
Mr. Hate obviously agrees with the Iman of Mecca, but I decided I wouldn’t take it without a fight. I decided I would do everything possible to find out more about Mr. Hate and make him feel there are consequences to his acts.
The tutorial below will show you how I was able to trace back the message to a computer belonging to the “Australian Department of Defence” (they spell it with a “c”) and how an official investigation is now underway to stop the above anti-Semite from continuing to spread his hate.
Please note that you will not always be able to trace the message, but here are a few technical tools that will give you a good chance of finding the origin of the racist comment. There are many technical courses and books out there related to computer security. My goal in this document was to give simple instructions on how to trace back hate messages - this article is for anyone that owns a computer and has no prior knowledge on how to react after receiving such a message.
So see below for the rest of the article, and don't hesitate to send me an email or comment on the document.
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 Sunday Mirror (www.sundaymirror.co.uk) reports that a few Iraqi soldiers thought the war had started and... surrendered:
TERRIFIED Iraqi soldiers have crossed the Kuwait border and tried to surrender to British forces - because they thought the war had already started.
In a related story, Iraq has asked the French for help with surrendering techniques - click here for the details.
I copy the full story below.
The British daily "The Sun" handed out a free special edition of its paper in Paris today:
Greetings to the citizens of Paris from The Sun newspaper, which is read by ten million people every day.
I'm French and I'm ashamed of Jacques "Le Worm".
I copy the full article below and the original in French as well. Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for the link.
Here's the copy of a message I sent to Slate's editor on an article by Robert Wright, "Mideast pros and cons".
The writer had a good idea, but the large amount of wrong information in the article completely discredits it. Clearly Mr. Wright (or Wrong?) does not understand Israel and Israel's supporters.
Here's my conclusion: if you support Israel and her war against Palestinian terrorism, you are definitely Pro-Israel. If you critize Israel in everything she does (short of comitting suicide) you are Anti-Israel.
France has recently declared that it will oppose any military action to stop Iraq from getting nuclear weapons and to prevent the butcher from Baghdad from killing millions. ScrappleFace has the latest remarks from US Secretary of Defense, Donal Rumsfeld, on this French faux-pas:
Rumsfeld Sorry for 'Axis of Weasels' Remark
Please note that the above article is sarcastic - US Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld has never accused France or Germany to form the "Axis of Weasels". Too bad. :-)
Yesterday was Jerusalem Day, an Israeli holiday that celebrates the reunification of the city 35 years ago.
Young Israelis dance in
Jerusalem, Israel's capital
From 1948 to 1967, Jerusalem was divided. The Western Wall, Judaism's most sacred place, was on the Eastern side of the city. Jewish worshipers turn to the Western Wall when praying, and until 1967 some could see the wall, but not touch it.
After the six day war in 1967 (see the history page), Jerusalem was reunited. It is today a vibrant city, with a bit over 630,000 residents and is also Israel's capital.
For a good article from the Jerusalem Post, see below.
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