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Since I created FactsOfIsrael.com 6 months ago, I have received my fair share of hate mail. Many of these messages come from the Islamic fascists who call me an "infidel" and send me death threats (just look in the Hate Mail section for more examples).
After a while, it gets pretty boring: it's the same brainwashed-neo-Nazi "kill the Jews" bile that the Imams from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Gaza spit every week.
Sometimes though, the leftist fascists from Europe will also suprise me. Today I received an email from a German who goes by the name of Kiewitz (firstname.lastname@example.org). This guy managed to squeeze all anti-American and anti-Israeli cliches in one message. Here's an example:
I'm German and I'm not proud of our history. I'm sick of it. But I'm even more sick by people that talk like racists and enjoy other people to die.
Kiewitz, whom I'll refer to from now on as the "leftist fascist", was not happy about a video I published that shows how American forces attacked an Islamic terrorist camp in Afghanistan - click here for that story.
Read this my little leftist fascist: the German Nazis, your people, managed to murder 6 million Jews during World War II and the Holocaust. If you do the math, that's 30,000 Jewish men, women and children PER DAY! On bad days, it would go as high as 50,000-60,000 human beings deliberately killed PER DAY.
The next time you're watching B. München, Bayer Leverkusen, or any other German soccer team, look closely at the people in the stadium. Then, imagine the German Nazis going around the stands shooting at every one of them - all 30,000 in one day, all men, all women, all chidlren.
And you have the audacity to attack me because I support America's war on Islamic terrorism? Let me tell you what I think of your friends from Al-Qaeda, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and any other Islamic terrorists that, similarly to your Nazi ancestors, deliberately murder women and children.
The only value they'll have is when they become fertilizer and are buried underground.
If you'd like to send a message to the German leftist fascist to let him know what you think, his email address is email@example.com.
I'm not finished, see below for the fascist's full message and the rest of my rant.
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 Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Palestinians are once again surprised and shocked that the butcher from Baghdad has fallen:
There was shock and disbelief in the West Bank and Gaza Strip Wednesday as Palestinians gathered around TV sets to watch US Marines and Iraqi residents knock down a giant statute of Saddam Hussein in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad.
Just like they did in 1991, these delusional Palestinians fully supported the Iraqi dictator, and now they simply can't understand how the American coalition forces have crushed the Baghdad butcher.
Unfortunately, just like in 1991, Palestinians will probably not have to face the consequences of their mistakes. After the war in Iraq is over, the British will try to make amends with the UN, France and other Arab countries by sacrificing Israel's security through a so called "roadmap" to peace.
After refusing peace and murdering hundreds of Israeli women and children, Yasser Arafat and the Palestinians will be offered an independent Palestinian State. I just hope the U.S. will not forget how Palestinians burned American flags and effigies of president Bush (remember the Palestinians celebrating the death of 3,000 Americans after 9/11?).
As an Israeli, I can say that if this Palestinian State comes attached with terror and an existential threat to my family, my friends and my country, this roadmap will go nowhere. If on the other hand, the Palestinians dissolve the Islamic Jihad and Hamas, give up their dream of destroying Israel and committing genocide against her Jewish citizens, we might get somewhere.
But I doubt it.
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Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoons (www.coxandforkum.com) have published a good cartoon that describes the current racist attacks on Jews across the World:
The racist, intolerant and violent mass murderers from Al-Qaeda, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Yasser Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades and other Islamic fascists are just like the german Nazi scum from the 30s and 40s.
But just like the Nazis lost Word War II, the Islamic fascists will loose this war. Found the link on the excellent LGF.
USA Today (www.chron.com) has a good article on how certain Mathematicians are attempting to use abstract theories to fight the mass murdering Islamic Supremacists from Al-Qaeda and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad:
"[...] A small group of thinking men and women convened at Rutgers University last month to consider how order theory — a branch of abstract mathematics that deals with hierarchical relationships — could be applied to the war on terrorism. [...]
I copy the full article below. Found the original story on the cool Israely Cool blog.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Israel will have general elections on January 28th 2003:
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced his support for early elections on Tuesday, just short of two years since he took office, receiving approval from President Moshe Katsav to dissolve the Knesset and hold elections within 90 days.
For more information on how, contrary to its Arab neighbors, Israel is a full democracy, please check the Democracy page.
Here are a few thoughts:
1) Why would Sharon allow Bibi Netanyahu to become Foreign Minister in his government? Wouldn't that give credibility to Bibi, who hasn't acted in any official capacity in the past couple of years? Yes, but that's precidely what Sharon wants. My guess is that he knows Bibi will win the Likud primaries and for the greater good of the party, he wants to give credibility to Bibi to help him (and the Likud) win the elections against Labor in 90 days.
2) The Labor party is trying to turn the elections into a discussion about the current government's support for the settlements instead of support for the developing cities in Israel ("Arei Hapituach"). In other words, make the people who are suffering today for economic reasons blame Sharon and the Likud for transferring money to the settlers in the West Bank and Gaza (0.03% of the budget). That's going to backfire: most of the people living in the developing cities will not vote for a leftist government - they are mostly Sephardim who have hawkish political views and would not want to give up the disputed territories. Instead, they'll vote for Shas, which although doesn't really represent them (they are ultra-Orthodox, while most Sephardim living in the developing cities are secular/traditionalists), will be able to pick up on the economic agenda and will have some political gains out of Labor's misplaced attacks.
You heard it here first folks. Ok, you may call my site "Foresight and Facts Of Israel" from now on. ;-)
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The Weekly Standard (www.weeklystandard.com) has a great article on anti-Semitism in France, "Liberte, Egalite, Judeophobie". Among other things it points to the danger of anti-Semitism coming from the French left (and not only from the extreme right of Le Pen) and how Muslim fundamentalism is embraced by many French Arabs.
The Muslim fundamentalists and the anti-Semitic left are part of a new fascism - this articles gives many examples of how both of these forces are particularly strong in France. Here's an example:
"This is a vision that the French--particularly given the French left's obsession with race, and their history of romantic attachments to Third World guerrillas--are in danger of embracing. The philosopher Alain Finkielkraut notes that, in France, "support for the Palestinian cause is not shaken but reinforced by the indiscriminate violence of Palestinians."
See below for the full article and link.
Newsmax (www.newsmax.com) has an article that describes how some American Muslims hate the United States and believe that the 9/11 attacks were organized by the US government.
In late June 2002, I was flying from New York to Toronto, and two gentlemen of much facial hair and full-dress Islamic attire were seated at the gate area ready to board. [...]
Although many many American Muslims are peaceful, some do fund and support terrorist organizations like the Hamas, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic Jihad. To learn more about Americans who support Jihad, click here.
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The British Independent has a story on an Islamic school in Kenya:
Eleven teenage boys have been rescued from an Islamic correction centre in Nairobi where they were chained, tortured, and indoctrinated with violent anti-Christian ideas. Armed police raided the school in a rundown Nairobi neighbourhood after Guleed Ahmed, a 16-year-old from Leicester, faked an illness to escape and raise the alarm. [...]
I thought these Islamic fascists could not surprise me anymore with their intolerance, hate and fanatism. I was wrong.
By the way, the Independent also mentions the following at the end of the article:
Last November's terrorist bomb attack against tourists at a Mombasa hotel in which 18 people died has raised fears in Kenya of a surge in extremism, influenced by hardliners from neighbouring Somalia. Three of the six attack suspects are Kenyan, and at least one is thought to have fled to Somalia
For obvious reasons of bias and unfairness, the Independent, this British leftist daily, fails to mention that the terrorist attack in Mombasa specifically targeted Israeli tourists - luckily you may click here for that story ("Terrorists attack Israeli tourists in Kenya - 12 people murdered, including two Israeli children, over 80 injured").
I copy the full article below - thanks to LGF for the link.
The Times online (www.timesonline.co.uk) has an excellent article that shows how the author is embarassed by his appeaser friends
In all my 38 years, I have never before felt such a sense of personal shock. I am shocked that so many of my friends would rather a brutal dictator remained in power — for that would be the direct consequence if their views won out — than support military action by the United States. I am ashamed that they would rather believe the words of President Saddam Hussein than those of their own Prime Minister. I am nauseated that they would rather give succour to evil than think through the implications of their gut feelings. [...]
Again, thanks to Andrew Sullivan for the link. I copy the full article below.
The Washington Jewish Week Online (www.washingtonjewishweek.com) has an article by 21-year-old Sarah Kopelovich who describes how she was attacked at a counter rally against neo-Nazis in Washington, DC. Sarah was harassed by people that hated her for being Jewish and a supporter of Israel.
The sad part of the story is that it's not the neo-Nazis that attacked her, but some leftist liberals, who seem to have as much hate and contempt for Jews and Israel as their extreme right counterparts.
Truth: In 2002, 60 years after the Holocaust, a Jewish girl cannot go out to an anti-neo-Nazi rally and hold up the Israeli flag. [...]
Sarah, I know how you feel. I too feel betrayed by many from the left who I once thought were my friends. The only ones helping the Jewish community and Israel today are moderate Republicans, and they will get my vote in the next elections.
Congratulations for standing up to these so called "humanitarians" - with their hate and one-sideness, they are not better than the neo-Nazis from across the street.
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Israel Insider (www.israelinsider.com) has a good article written by an Israeli doctor that describes why he currently is against a Palestinian State.
Dr. Nathan Cherny gives some insight on how he's feeling about the Palestinian homicide/suicide bombings and how he copes with their result.
That I care for the well being of tens of Palestinian cancer patients and their families is irrelevant. As a Jew living in Israel, and, more specifically, Jerusalem, I am a potential target worthy of maiming or assassination. That is the miserable nature of the Palestinian struggle for self-determination
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The Skeptician (www.skeptician.com) reports that the French are good for something after all:
Faced with the overwhelming firepower and military might of the U.S. led coalition forces poised on its border, Iraq asked the French Government today to send so-called "surrender experts" to Baghdad.
While the French continue to support the butcher from Baghdad and burn synagogues, I'll continue to burn the French.
The New York Review of Books (www.nybooks.com) just published an interview with Ehud Barak, who was Israel's Prime Minister at the Camp David Peace talks in October 2000 (see the history page for more details).
It is now clear that Palestinians are not interested in peace but have clearly chosen terrorism and the anihilation of the State of Israel as their ultimate goal.
After being offered 95% of the West Bank and Gaza (see maps), half of Jerusalem and an independent state of their own, Arafat and the Palestinians refused and didn't even present a counter offer.
After Deborah Sontag from the NY Times published a revisionist article blaming Israel and the US for the failed Camp David peace talks, here's what President Clinton told Barak:
What the hell is this? Why is she turning the mistakes we [i.e., the US and Israel] made into the essence? The true story of Camp David was that for the first time in the history of the conflict the American president put on the table a proposal, based on UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, very close to the Palestinian demands, and Arafat refused even to accept it as a basis for negotiations, walked out of the room, and deliberately turned to terrorism. That's the real story—all the rest is gossip.
Here are a few more excerpts:
Arafat said "No." Clinton, enraged, banged on the table and said: "You are leading your people and the region to a catastrophe." A formal Palestinian rejection of the proposals reached the Americans the next day. The summit sputtered on for a few days more but to all intents and purposes it was over.
What they [Arafat and his colleagues] want is a Palestinian state in all of Palestine. What we see as self-evident, [the need for] two states for two peoples, they reject. Israel is too strong at the moment to defeat, so they formally recognize it.
Repeatedly during our prolonged interview, conducted in his office in a Tel Aviv skyscraper, Barak shook his head—in bewilderment and sadness— at what he regards as Palestinian, and especially Arafat's, mendacity:
You might also want to read an interview with Shlomo Ben-Ami who was Israel's Foreign Minister at the time - check it out here.
I copy the full interview with Ehud Barak below.
This is a message I sent to National Public Radio and its local (San Francisco, CA) station on 4/27/2002.
I am very disappointed in the way NPR has been covering the events in Israel and the Middle East. Particularly disturbing is their latest trend of calling murderous Palestinian terrorists by the mild term "militants".
In this message I give them a specific example after the murder of Danielle Shefi, a 5-year old Israeli girl, was described as the "killing of a settler by a Palestinian militant".
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