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July 19, 2014

The Middle East problem (July 19, 2014)
Opinion

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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FBI: Muslim Groups in U.S. May Be Developing Nuclear Families (11.27.2002)


HumorThe Onion (www.theonion.com) has published an article on how some Muslim groups in the United States may be developing nuclear families:

WASHINGTON, DC—According to an FBI report released Monday, "reliable and substantive evidence" exists indicating that Muslims residing in the U.S. are involved in a widespread plot to develop nuclear families.






"We possess what we believe to be credible proof that thousands of Islamic Americans, many of them Mideast-born, are attempting to acquire nuclear-family capability, often in full view of American law-enforcement authorities," said FBI director Robert Mueller, speaking before the Senate Intelligence Committee. "These nuclear families, which consist of a husband-wife core and a varied number of surrounding offspring, could potentially come into contact with other such nuclear families, creating a terrifying chain reaction of Muslim familial perpetuation."


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Palestinian terrorist and robot (05.09.2002)


Palestinian TerrorismA 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.

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France, January 2003: Rabbi stabbed in Paris synagogue (01.03.2003)


Anti-SemitismAlthough French politicians will deny it, anti-Semitism seems to be ubiquitous in France:

A rabbi was stabbed Friday night in a Paris synagogue by an unknown assailant who than fled, Israel Radio reported.

According to the radio the assailant stabbed Rabbi Gabriel Farhi, 34, in the stomach, shouting "Allah Wakbar we will kill you" before running away. Farhi said the assailant rode a motorcycle and had been wearing a helmet.

Farhi, who was lightly wounded, was treated at a hospital where they removed the knife, before being released. Farhi told the radio that this was not the first time he or his family had been threatened and that very morning he had received a threat.

Paris police are investigating the incident. The same synagogue was gutted by fire six months ago, but French police closed the investigation, ruling that the blaze was caused by an electrical fault.

The community is known for its activities to encourage coexistence between the faiths, in particular with France's Muslim community.

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Both left and right Brazilian presidential candidates are anti-Israel (09.27.2002)


NewsForward (www.forward.com) has an article that describes how all candidates in next week's elections in Brazil are anti-Israeli:

The running mate of the frontrunner in Brazil's upcoming presidential election has a novel solution to the Middle East crisis: "The State of Israel," said José de Alencar, "should move somewhere else."

His rival for the vice presidency has her own opinions. "I am attracted to important subjects," Brazilian Social Democrat Rita Camata told a magazine, "like the contentious relationship between rich and poor countries, the new economic world order, the criminal way Israel behaves toward Palestinians, and Brazil's participation in the globalized economy."


I am Braziliam and I love Brazilian food, music and the friendliness of her citizens, but as a Jew, I am certainly happy I left it a long time ago.

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Contacting the United Nations to start an investigation into Palestinian war crimes against Israeli children (11.11.2002)


OpinionAfter the latest deliberate massacre of two Israeli children by Palestinian murderers, there's a new initiative by Ribbity Frog, picked up by Imshin.



Noam, 4, and Matan, 5
Two Israeli kids deliberately murdered in their house
by one of Arafat's Palestinian terrorists


The initiative calls to Save the Children by contacting United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and asking him to set up an investigation into Palestinian war crimes against Israeli children:

SAVE THE CHILDREN
The current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is Sergio Vieira de Mello.

His address is:

OHCHR-UNOG
8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Telephone: (41-22) 917-9000 (Geneva, Switzerland)
Fax: (41-22) 917 9010


It is interesting to note that Mr. De Mello attended the French-Brasilian high school in Rio de Janeiro. I attended the Licee Pasteur, the French-Brasilian high school in Sao Paulo - I called and gave my 2 cents to Mr. De Mello in Portuguese, French and Englih.

Please send a link to this article to everyone you know and ask your friends and family to contact Mr. De Mello and ask him when he is going to investigate this war crime against children. You might also want to send an email to info@crin.org, the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN).

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3 Israeli teenagers murdered by Palestinian terrorists (05.29.2002)


NewsThree Israeli high school students were playing basketball when a Palestinian terrorist approached them, aimed, shot and killed them.



Dozens attended the funerals of
the three murdered kids


The Palestinian murderer then shot at three other boys, killing one and injuring the other two. The two wounded kids are 14 years old. All kids were part of a Yeshiva (a religious school) in Itamar, a town near Nablus.

The yeshiva security guard Arieh Kleiman succeeded in shooting the terrorist and one of the student's teachers Rabbi Nitzan Yamin shot and killed the infiltrator as members of the community's response team arrived.

Security forces searched the community to determine whether more than one terrorist participated in the attack. Residents were asked to remain inside their homes. The army dispatched a helicopter to airlift the wounded to the hospital.


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Many Palestinians admire murderers of children and babies (08.01.2002)


Palestinian TerrorismMany Palestinians and Arabs/Muslims have created a sick culture that honors suicide bombers, which they refer to as "martyrs".

Yesterday's deliberate attack on civilians that killed 7 unarmed students and wounder over 90, was executed by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas (Islamic Resistance) which promptly (and proudly) claimed responsibility for the murders.



A Palestinian murderer becomes a culture's hero
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The above poster is a montage that includes a picture of one of these barbaric excuses for a human being with a background of his Jewish/Israeli victims dying or burning. Posters like this are displayed in many public places and private houses across the West Bank and Gaza - they are a favorite of Palestinian kids.

To better understand why many Palestinians and Arabs/Muslims are proud of killing babies and children, Stefan Sharanksy (Shark Blog), has created a page with additional pictures and translated stories from the Hamas website.

Take a look at the pictures on this organization's own website and see for yourself how this group chooses to honor itself. The Al-Qassam Brigade is about killing, being killed, and the celebration of killing. None of this killing seems to serve any strategic plan, except as blind revenge, an expression of religious hysteria, and as a placeholder for a viable program for creating a Palestinian state. In short, the Al-Qassam Brigade can best be described as a psychotic death cult.


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France and Germany are the new "Axis of Weasels" (01.23.2003)


HumorFrance 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
(2003-01-22) -- U.S. Secretary Defense Donald Rumsfeld apologized today for referring to France and Germany as an "Axis of Weasels."

"I'm sorry about that Axis of Weasels remark," said Mr. Rumsfeld. "I didn't mean to dredge up the history France and Germany share of pathetic compliance with ruthless dictators."

The Defense Secretary said he was "way out of bounds" with the comments.

"I should have known better than to remind people that these two nations--which live in freedom thanks only to the righteous might of America, Britain and their allies--that these nations are morally and politically bankrupt, and have failed to learn the lessons of history," he said. "It really was an inappropriate thing to say--you know, the Axis of Weasels thing. I really should not have called them the Axis of Weasels. I think it's the 'Weasels' part that was most offensive...you know, when I said that France and Germany form an Axis of Weasels. Of course, I'm so sorry."


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. :-)

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Racist French bastard burns Jewish restaurant in Paris (04.06.2003)


Anti-SemitismThe Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports on more anti-Jewish acts of violence in France:

A Jewish-owned restaurant in Paris was torched Thursday morning. French police reported that the restaurant was totally burned. [...]

Since the start of the Palestinian uprising, French Muslims have perpetrated many attacks against Jewish interests in France, including the firebombing of synagogues. [...]

- A Jewish school in a Paris suburb was burned down.
- Jews have been physically attacked; threatening letters sent to community leaders; Stars of David scrawled on Jewish businesses, and cemeteries defaced.
- All in all, some 320 anti-Semitic incidents in 2001 were documented in a report by the Paris office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.


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Many Palestinians call for Iraq to bomb Israel with chemical weapons (03.22.2003)


Palestinian TerrorismIsrael Insider (www.israelinsider.com) reports that Palestinians are supporting Iraq and the butcher from Baghdad:

Tens of thousands Palestinians demonstrated Friday throughout the West Bank and Gaza to protest the American-led attack on Iraq.

The demonstrations, which occurred after Friday prayers, featured Iraqi flags, posters supporting Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden, and opposing the U.S. and Israel. [...]

American flags were burned and the protestors called for Saddam to bomb Tel Aviv with chemical weapons. "Death to America, death to Bush," some demonstrators in Gaza shouted. "We will sacrifice our souls and our blood for Saddam."

The New York Times reported that, in Gaza City, the pro-Iraqi Arab Liberation front distributed checks for $10,000 that Saddam Hussein sent to 21 families of Palestinians killed fighting against Israel. The Iraqi leader, the Times reported, has sent more than $35 million to the families of "martyrs" since the Palestinian violence began thirty months ago. The families of suicide bombers have received $25,000.


The average Palestinian family makes $400 per year - $25,000 is a fortune in Palestinian terms. No wonder Saddam Hussein is so popular among homicide bombers from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas.

In 1991, during the Gulf war, Yasser Arafat and the Palestinians completely supported Iraq and the butcher from Baghdad. Many Palestinians were seen dancing on their roofs as Iraq launched dozens of missiles at Israeli cities.

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Hydrogen fuel-cell cars developed by Israeli researchers (11.06.2002)


Hi-TechIsrael 21 (www.israel21c.org) reports that researchers in Israel are looking for a solution to power electric cars:



Auto Engines powered by hydrogen fuel cells
Can you hear the Saudis sweatin'?


Successful research in Israel into improving the efficiency of solar-hydrogen fuel cells has raised the potential for their use in non-polluting cars of the future that could drastically reduce growth in the use of oil.

A team of scientists at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, led by Prof. Stuart Licht, has been working for several years on producing hydrogen by so-called solar water splitting systems. If the hydrogen production method could be made efficient enough hydrogen fuel cells could be used to power electric cars using energy that would be constantly renewable, overcoming problems with recharging, weight, pollution and short battery life that plague today's electric vehicles.

Early models had predicted that the solar method of producing hydrogen would work, but only with about 15 percent efficiency, not enough to make the technology practical for automobiles. This was later improved to 30 percent, but intensive research by the Technion team has now raised the level even higher.

These breakthroughs have attracted the attention of companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and Daimler, which have already experimented with fuel cells and hydrogen as an alternative to oil, and have been waiting for a more efficient way to create hydrogen at a commercially feasible price.

While the public may have to wait for hydrogen fuel-cell cars, automakers are already working to place prototypes in fleets. Recently, Los Angeles signed a deal with Honda for five fuel-cell cars.


So, less polution and we stop the flowing of billions of dollars to Saudi Arabia and the terrorists it supports (Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, etc...) - sounds like a good solution! I studied at the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology in the early 90's and I'm proud of my college.

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Attack on a Canadian Synagogue (05.19.2002)


Anti-SemitismJust found this article on Ha'Aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) about an attack on a Synagogue in Quebec City, Canada.

"A pre-dawn explosion Sunday at the only synagogue in Quebec City damaged the front door and shattered glass, but caused no injuries, police said"

I hope Quebec is not going to follow in the footsteps of her big Sister, France, where anti-Semitism events are almost a daily occurence.

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Arafat's group, Fatah, murders Palestinian mother of 7 (08.25.2002)


NewsThe Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that the barbaric Fatah group, that directly reports to Yasser Arafat, shot and killed a Palestinian mother of seven after accusing her of "collaborating" with Israel.

Ikhlas Yasin, 39, was shot in the town's main square.

Her bullet-riddled body was found lying in the street Saturday after she was kidnapped a day earlier.

Dozens of suspected Palestinian collaborators have been killed since the beginning of a Palestinian uprising in September 2000, but Yasin was the first woman reported to be executed.

Palestinians in the city told the Post that her son, who had been kidnapped earlier by Fatah gunmen, had confessed that his mother had helped the Israeli security forces in killing Ziad Da'as, a wanted member of the Brigades.


There was no trial or due process - just a bunch of Palestinian thugs shooting a Palestinian woman in the head. This is worst than Pakistani law, where only the word of a Muslim accuser is needed to prosecute a non-Muslim on blasphemy charges, which can carry the death penalty upon conviction (see "Pakistani Muslim Court sentences Christian to death for calling Islam a fake religion").

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Evolution: from Hitler to Arafat (08.29.2002)


HumorSome English Muslims do not believe in evolution, but it's a scientific theory that has been clearly proved:




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England, 1255, Infamous ritual murder libel against Jews (08.29.2002)


Jewish HistoryThe Jerusalem Post's feature "This day in history" reports on August 29, 1255:

Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (England) is the subject of an infamous ritual murder libel. It was alleged that Jews enticed the boy and while starving him, invited Jews of Lincoln to murder him ritually. (Jews did come to Lincoln at that time to attend a wedding.)

His body was cast into a well and a month later, "miracles" followed the discovery of his corpse.

On the basis of the alleged "confession" by Jopin (Jacob), the secular authorities (for the first time) and the Church sent 91 Jews to the Tower of London. 18 were executed before Richard and the friars stopped the killings.

This incident provided Chaucer with the idea for his Prioress Tale and the hero of the popular ballad, "Little Sir Hugh."


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