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Fact 173: "On March 31, 2002, Orly Ofir, 16, was one of 14 people killed in a suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel. Orly Ofir was having lunch with her mother and two sisters at the Matza restaurant when the blast occurred. Her sister Roni was lightly injured. Although Orly spoke to them in the ambulance, she died of her wounds shortly after arriving at the hospital. Orly was a high school student, and played on the Maccabi Haifa girls' soccer team. Her friends described her as a very special girl, with a lively, cheerful personality. Orly Ofir was buried in Haifa. She is survived by her parents, Yossi and Shuli, and her sisters Roni and Ilanit."
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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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Faces of the Victims has published the story of Solomon Hoenig, a 79-year-old Israeli grandfather of 5 who was deliberately murdered by a genocide bomber from the Palestinian Hamas ("Islamic Resistance" in Arabic):
Solomon Hoenig, 79
Grandfather of 5
Murdered by a Palestinian terrorist
On September 19, 2002, Solomon Hoenig, 79, of Tel Aviv was one of six people killed when a suicide terrorist detonated a bomb in Dan bus No. 4 on Allenby Street, opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel-Aviv. Hamas claimed responsbility for the attack.
To send condolences or to donate to Solomon'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.
While checking my logs, I just found out that a couple of people reached FactsOfIsrael.com by searching on Google for:
"chicken keeping in cold climates"
Maybe it's because of this, but it's probably this.
Shana Tova everybody. ;-)
Memri.org translates articles from the Arab press - I just found the following translated from an article published on 5/8 on Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, a London Arabic newspaper:
In an article written by "an Arab diplomat who chose to reveal his real name," - Abu Ahmad Mustafa called upon the Arab world to replace Jihad with social development. The article, titled "When Will the Arabs Learn the Lesson Even Once," appeared recently in the Saudi-owned London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.
"Now, after the fog has begun to lift above the skies of the Palestinian Authority, and after the second Intifada has ended, at such a terrible price, the Arabs must try – at least once – to grasp the lesson that they have been taught yet again..."
"First, we must admit that the ones who pushed the children into the second Intifada had no defined political goal that they sought to achieve and that would benefit the Palestinian people... It became clear, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that the ones who planned it wanted to thwart any initiative that President Arafat sought to promote. They wanted to make him simultaneously their prisoner and Israel's prisoner..."
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Time Magazine (www.time.com) has a good article that describes how Arafat is not only a terrorist murderer but is also more like a 'Mafia boss':
Yasser Arafat doesn't deal delicately with threats to his power. When former Cabinet Minister Nabil Amr called in September for reform of the Palestinian Authority, Arafat had the chief of his special forces fire a few warning shots at Amr's home. Leaders of Arafat's Fatah faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization got the message. Scheduled to vote on reform a few days after the attack, they swallowed their criticisms instead.
I heard that once Bibi Netanyahu is elected as Prime Minister of Israel and finally gets rid of Arafat, the Palestinian killer will use mob experience to apply for a position in The Sopranos, appearing as Tony's lost uncle (sorry, I don't mean to offend any Mafia bosses out there). I copy the full article below.
A couple of weeks ago, Muhammad Bakri, an Israeli Muslim citizen and a fairly famous actor, released a movie about the battle of Jenin. Mr. Bakri supports the ridiculous claim that a "massacre" occurred, even though it's obvious Palestinian propaganda.
An article appeared in Maariv (one of Israel's largest newspapers) from David Sangan, an IDF (Israel's army) doctor that was present in Jenin during the battle. He points out to 7 lies and lack of credibility in the movie:
I watched Muhammad Bakri's film Jenin, Jenin in a limited forum, with Jerusalem Cinematheque Director Leah Van Leer and several journalists. After the private screening, I responded and indicated each lie and lack of credibility. One of those present at the screening was outraged: "If you don't accept the facts in the film, you apparently don't understand anything; how can you be a doctor?"
I copy the rest of the article below, including all 6 additional lies.
For more details on how the Arab and European leftist media is eager to publish anti-Israel trash on Jenin, click here. To see what really happened in Jenin, click here.
The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com) has a good article on how France will pay for its current anti-American stance:
It is only slightly less absurd that we should require the assent of France. France pretends to great-power status but hasn't had it in 50 years. It was given its permanent seat on the Security Council to preserve the fiction that heroic France was part of the great anti-Nazi alliance rather than a country that surrendered and collaborated.
I still have family and friends in France who are shocked by this racist and intolerant society - with 15% voting for the Communist and Trotsky parties, over 20% voting for the fascist "National Front" of Le Pen, and over 10% of Muslims, it's no wonder France has become a country that ignores the burning of synagogues and supports the butcher from Baghdad.
France will pay. Found the link on Andrew Sullivan - I copy the full article below.
On Friday, 11/15/2002, I received the following comment:
IP Address: 126.96.36.199
This lovely remark was entered as a comment to an article which I had previously posted that described how on July 14, 2002, a Canadian neo-Nazi skinhead deliberately murdered a Jew in Toronto (just for being Jewish). I left the original comment in the original article, which you may find here.
I traced back the IP address 188.8.131.52 to the server as5300-s02-142.cnt.entelchile.net - a computer that belongs to the Chilean ISP Entel (www.entelchile.net). I sent the ISP from Chile a message requesting their help in identifying the neo-Nazi and asking them about their 'Terms of Service', but unfortunately I have received no answer.
To find out how I was able to trace back the message to an ISP in Chile, please read "Stop the Hate!", a technical tutorial with step-by-step instructions that could help you if you ever receive hate mail.
To see how institutions in the United States, including a University and a public library, properly reacted when one of their users sent me hate mail, please click here.
O senador José Alencar, candidato à vice-presidente na chapa de Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, disse em uma entrevista no início do ano que a solução para o conflito entre israelenses e palestinos seria Israel se mudar de lugar. Mas semana passada ele esteve presente na sede da Congregação Israelita de São Paulo para as comemorações de Rosh Hashana junto com toda a equipe do PT.
Segundo o senador, ele não disse o que disse por mal...
Bill O'Reilly from the Fox News Channel (www.foxnews.com) has called from a complete boycott of French goods:
More than 50,000 people have responded to the Internet poll, and 93 percent support boycotting French goods, just 6 percent are opposed. [...]
I join Mr. O'Reilly in his boycott of France and I urge anyone who is outraged by France's protection of Saddam Hussein and its anti-American and anti-Israeli stance to do the same. Don't buy French products (look at the labels) and don't go on vacation in France.
I copy the full article below.
A moronic leftist British poet, has written some anti-American garbage:
They read good books, and quote, but never learn
To read the rest of this story, click here. Over 150 people have responded with their own poems. There are some excellent entries, but according to Asparagirl (and I agree), one stands out:
"STUPID POET LAUREATE FELLI by Kenneth Summers
Note: in no way am I calling for the murder of all Muslims. The poem above is dedicated to the Islamic terrorists from Al-Qaeda and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad - that said if you are a supporter of the above mass murderers, consider yourself targetted as well.
Tim Blair who started this whole thing has published the poems, including those that are not linkable. I copy the full list below.
The National Review Online (www.nationalreview.com) has published an excellent article on how freedom is slowly becoming a reality in Iran:
The people of Iran (inside Iran and outside) want an end to this evil regime. Freedom will prevail. There will be demonstrations. The regime with attack, but the people will fight back. Today, in Los Angeles, several thousand Iranian Americans will stand in solidarity with people of Iran. Tomorrow, Iranian Americans will stand in solidarity with the people of Iran in front of Capitol Hill and will be joined by members of Congress (make sure your member is there) who believe that the people of Iran deserve freedom. [...]
Found this on the excellent AndrewSullivan.com - I copy the full article below. Make sure you also support the "Movement of Iranian students", click here for more details.
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I have just checked the FactsOfIsrael.com logs and the numbers for November 2002 are incredible: 473,950 hits! Here's how our site is getting to be more and more popular as time goes by:
FactsOfIsrael.com Number of
Hits per Month
In April there were a mere 12,344 hits, while in November there were 473,950 hits: that's an astonishing 3839.5% improvement (or 38.4 times more traffic)!
I started this site with 4-5 pages with info on the history, geography and stats on Israel and the Middle East. I then decided to post daily messages in English, French and Portuguese, related to the Victims of Palestinian Terrorism, News, Opinion, Humor, Anti-Semitism, Jewish History and more.
I also wrote a free screensaver with over 399 facts and 120 images on Israel and the Middle East - check it out here. Furthermore, I also send out a free newsletter (almost on a weekly basis), wrote a document on how to trace back hate messages, created an AvantGo channel for the Palm Pilot and created XML and KlipInfo feeds.
Oh I almost forgot the online store, the books, links and donations pages and the translation to the site in French. Not bad for a bit over 6 months! ;-)
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Instapundit, LGF, and AndrewSullivan.com here I come! ;-)
MSNBC (www.msnbc.com) reports that President Bush and the United States mean what they say when they call for the ousting of chairman Yasser Arafat and his thugs from the Palestinian Authority.
“THE U.S. RESPECTS democratic processes, but if a leadership emerges that does not deal with terrorism, the U.S. cannot deal with that,” [national security adviser Condoleezza] Rice told NBC’s “Meet the Press,” suggesting that the United States would not deal with Arafat even if he were elected in free elections.
I copy the full article below.
"Arab News" reports that Saudi Arabia has implemented once again Islamic law and is disrespecting human rights:
Indian flogged for sacrilege
As a matter of policy, I don't link to Nazi publications (such as this "Arab News"), so I won't list the source of the above article. Thanks to LGF for the link.
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