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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Muslim has murdered 4 Israelis in a homicide bombing in Tel-Aviv:
An Israeli woman in shock,
after a Muslim homicide bomber
murdered 4 and injured over 50
A terror attack took place this evening in Tel Aviv killing at least 4 people and injuring 50. Magen David Adom emergency medical services has stated that 10 people are in serious to critical condition.
"Mike's Place', an American bar
in Tel-Aviv, and the target
of a Palestinian homicide bombing
While most of the Western media is reporting on how the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have a new "Prime Minister", Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat's thugs continue their campaign of death and terror.
Mr. Abbas has declared that he will attempt to stop the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas from deliberately murdering Israeli women and babies. I hope that's true, but I seriously doubt it.
In the meantime, the Israeli army will continue to hunt down the murderous Islamic Palestinian terrorists wherever they are.
I copy the full article below as well as a letter LGF has published that describes "Mike's Place", the bar that was hit. For more pictures, click here.
The Jerusalem Post's feature "This day in history" reports on September 9, 1553, when a Pope who hated Jews ordered the burning of the Talmud:
1553: Under the auspices of Cardinal Caraffa, later to be Pope Paul IV, a rabid counter-Reformationist, the Talmud was confiscated and publicly burned in Rome. The cardinal chose the day of Rosh Hashana of that year specifically so the Jews would feel the grief more strongly. Talmud burning spread to much of Italy.
The Talmud is the Jewish "oral law", contrary to the Bible which is considered the "written law". About 2000 years ago it was decided that the oral law would be written down since it was slowly being forgotten - the Talmud was born.
I copy below an article that gives an example of a Jewish community that had to live with the consequences of a Pope that hated Jews.
Salman Rushdie has published a summary of Islamic fanaticism in the last week:
It's been quite a week in the wonderful world of Islam.
- For more information on the Islamics barbarians of Nigeria, please click here.
- For more information on Islamic fascists from Iran, please click here.
- For more information on the racist Islamic Egyptians and their belief in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", please click here and here.
- For more information on the intolerant Muslim community in Holand, please click here.
I don't know if there's a minority or a majority of Muslims that support and are involved in this racism, intolerance and terrorism. That said the above murderers are all Muslims. I copy the full article below.
The Chronicle Online (www.chronicle.duke.edu) has an excellent article by Bala Ambati, an Indian-American doctor, who became the world's youngest doctor when he graduated in 1995 from Mt. Sinai Medical School, two months before his 18th
I'm proud to be a liberal. I've been a liberal all my life, espousing civil rights, environmental protection, fiscal prudence, energy independence, gun control, educational uplift, stands against military dictatorships, etc. I believe firmly in individuals thinking of causes greater than their own and translating such impulses into public policies to change society for the better.
Like Mr. Ambati, I also embrace values such as respect for civil and human rights, women and gay rights, pro-choice, gun control, and even being against the death penalty.
Unfortunately, I have found that many of my leftist friends, particularly in Europe, are not interested in justice. Their hate of capitalism, and therefore of America, pushes them into this acceptance and even support of Palestinian and Islamic terrorism.
Although not all liberals support Palestinian and Islamic terrorism, many do. Israeli women and children that are almost daily deliberately murdered by Arafat's thugs do not count. Well, my vote for the Republican party in the next few decades will count.
I copy the full article below.
A few weeks ago I posted an article that described how an Islamic court in Nigeria has sentenced a young woman to death by stoning after she gave birth out of wedlock (click here for the original story). Today I received an email from my good friend Jennifer, and learned that Oprah picked up on the story:
Last Friday, the Oprah show covered a story of a Nigerian woman, Amina Lawal, who has been sentenced to death by stoning because she had a baby out of wedlock. She has tried to appeal the decision but has been unsuccessful thusfar.
Although not all Muslims are stuck in the Middle Ages, this Islamic "court" that sentences women to death by stoning certainly is. It's as bad as the Islamic court in Saudia Arabia that cuts off hands of petty thieves.
Please take a second to click on the above link and send a message - Amina's life could be saved.
Although I receive hate mail on a daily basis, I don't post all racist, intolerant, threats I receive from Islamic Supremacists, particularly if they come from brain washed countries such as Saudia Arabia or France.
Today I received a message similar to all other garbage that these Islamic Supremacists have been capable of, except that to my surprise it originated from Washington D.C.! I publish the details of the message below (I replaced certain letters with "*"):
Message sent from IP Address: 22.214.171.124 (Washington D.C.!)
The "GULLATINE"? Must be a French Muslim.
If anyone speaks Arabic, what is this all about: "AL MUSLIM YAHTADOUN AL MAWT ILI ISRAEL WA ADA ALLAH WA AMERIKIYOUN INSHALLAH"?
ABC News Australia (abc.net.au) reports that a Muslim court from Nigeria sentenced a woman to death by stoning:
Nigerian court upholds woman's stoning sentence
This is almost as bad as what happens in Saudi Arabia - see for example "Saudi Arabia cuts off hands of two thieves" and "Saudi Arabia finances Palestinian genocide bombers".
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a book that describes the destruction of the United States is a best seller among Palestinians.
Many Palestinians celebrated the
murder of 3,000 people on 9/11/2001
A booklet that anticipates the destruction of the US by 2004 has become a best seller in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip. The author of the 32-page publication is Salah Eddin Abu Arafeh, a young Muslim preacher from Jerusalem.
So, here's how I see the next few days:
1) The Palestinians celebrate 9/11, since American and Israeli civilians, including babies and children were murdered.
2) Arafat orders its police to arrest all journalists covering these "festivities" (talk about 'Palestinian freedom of speech').
3) A logical conclusion from many European and American leftists will be that the poor Palestinians hate the US only because of her close ties with Israel. This is similar to Nazis blaming Jews for Anti-Semitism - it's just a modern day leftist view of the world, which will blame Israel regardless of the facts.
I copy the full article below.
Planet Ark (www.planetark.org) reports that Avigdor Cahaner, from Israel's Hebrew University, has created a featherless chicken.
The Israeli featherless chicken,
a funny bird
Cahaner's red-skinned chicken looks a little ridiculous, but the lack of feathers keeps the birds cooler and leaner than their feathered cousins - useful in hot countries.
I copy the full article below.
I just stumbled upon the web log of Karl Czemer, who is Jewish, and decided to take a trip to Lebanon, Jordan and Israel.
He made daily entries in his web log as he went from place to place, and the way he describes his visit in Lebanon is absolutely fascinating.
I just sent him an email asking him how he came about this crazy idea and if he was nervous in Hezbollah country - I'll post his answer here.
Check it out at http://philosophicalkarl.blogspot.com/ and tell him to be careful in the future.
Haaretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that Israel's Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom, is currently on a visit in India:
India and Israel join the
United States in the global war
against Islamic mass murderers
Speaking to business leaders, Shalom also said that India and Israel must work together to fight terrorism, underscoring the growing ties between the two countries.
As Al-Qaeda, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the killers from Lashkar-e-Taiba (who murder Indian women and children in Kashmir) and other Islamic mass murderers will face an increasingly bigger coalition. This coalition, created by the need of a global war on Islamic terrorism, is led by the United States and as we can see from today's news includes Israel and India.
Expect other victims of the Islamic mass murderers to follow (such as Russia and true Western Democracies, e.g. Australia and Canada, but not France).
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Israeli soldiers were able to stop a Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber from deliberately murdering unarmed women and children:
Brave Israeli soldiers hunt down
A would-be suicide bomber and another terrorist were shot and killed by soldiers at the Jit junction, between Kedumim and Nablus, in Samaria Thursday night.
Since October 2000, when Yasser Arafat and his thugs decided to wage war instead of peace, over 180 of these Palestinian murderers were stopped short of killing unarmed women and children. On the other hand, over 100 homicide/suicide bombings did occur - see the Palestine page for the full list.
I copy the full article below.
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. ;-)
I copy below the full article.
Shark Blog (http://www.usefulwork.com/shark/) posted a letter from David White, a citizen of New Zealand. Called "An Open Letter to the Palestinians from an Agnostic", David White has a great analysis of the current war on Palestinian terrorism and some good advice to the Palestinians.
My perspective of Palestinians is something like this - you're Arabs (of course), mostly Muslim, but with a Christian minority. Many of you live outside Gaza/West Bank, mostly in Jordan and other Muslim countries, with some groups living in Western countries as well. You feel that you have been wronged by Israel and are fighting to destroy them.
I copy the full text of the letter below, it is well worth the read.
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Inbal Weiss, a 22-year-old student who was deliberately murdered by a genocide bomber from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
On November 29, 2001, a bus was traveling on a major highway between the Israeli coastal cities of Hadera and Afula when a "massive explosion" tore through the vehicle, police said. The bus, No. 823, had left from Nazareth and was headed to Tel Aviv.
Inbal Weiss, 22
Murdered by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Inbal Weiss was on her way to her parents' home for the weekend from Afula, where she had recently rented an apartment. Her parents were waiting for her at the Gan Shmuel junction and saw a lot of ambulances driving by. They were unable to reach her on her cellular phone, and rushed to the nearby Hillel Yaffe hospital in Hadera, where they learned that their eldest daughter had been killed.
To send condolences or to donate to Inbal Weiss's family, please click here.
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