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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that racist Islamic mass murderers (probably from Al-Qaeda) have killed 20 and injured hundreds in two car bombings in front of synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey:
At least twenty people were killed and 260 wounded in near-simultaneous bombings of two Istanbul synagogues on Saturday morning.
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) has a good analysis by Prof. Dershowitz on how Israel will ignore the decision made by the International Kangaroo Court of the Hague. This group of clown judges has decided that Israel's security fence is "against the law":
The Supreme Court of Israel recognized the unquestionable reality that the security fence has saved numerous lives and promises to save more, but it also recognized that this benefit must be weighed against the material disadvantages to West Bank Palestinians. The International Court, on the other hand, discounted the saving of lives and focused only on the Palestinian interests. By showing its preference for Palestinian property rights over the lives of Jews, the International Court displayed its bigotry.
I, and most Israelis, accuse the judges sitting in the Hague of never standing up for the Israeli children who are deliberately murdered by mass murdering bastards from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas.
This decision has made it very clear: while the International Kangaroo Court of Justice holds us to certain standards, the same brain dead judges from the Hague never hold the Palestinians responsible for deliberately murdering and slaughtering Israeli women and children.
I, and most Israelis, will ignore what the International Kangaroo Court of Justice has decided. I, and most Israelis, will do everything we can to stop the barbaric Islamic mass murderers from the Islamic Jihad and Arafat's Al-Aksa Brigades. I, and most Israelis are tired of this hypocrisy from the United Nations and Europe - how can people that do not live under Islamic terror judge Israel who has to face Palestinian barbarism on a daily basis?
Since Israel has started building its security fence the Palestinian mass murderers have had a much harder time in executing their homicide bombings. For more details, including a graph that shows how the number of homicide bombings has decreased, click here or here. The fence has saved many lives already and it's definitely here to stay.
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The Independent Media Review Analysis website (www.imra.org.il) has translated a racist interview given on Palestinian TV by Ahmad Nasser, the Secretary of the
"Palestinian Legislative Council":
A top Palestinian Authority official insists that Israel has no right to exist because it is "Satan's offspring," founded on theft and racism.
This excuse for a political leader is not part of the delusional Palestinian Islamic Jihad, but is part of Arafat's secular group, which is supposedly more moderate. Unfortunately, it seems that today even Palestinian "moderates" call Israel "a Satanic offspring" and wish for her destruction and the genocide of her citizens.
It is not "despair" that pushes the Palestinian mass murderers to slaughter Israeli women and children. It's racism, incitement, intolerance and hate - luckily Israel has a strong army and a strong will to defend herself and survive.
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The Jerusalem Post reports on a terrorist attack against Israeli tourists in Kenya:
KIKAMBALA, Kenya - Three suicide bombers attacked an Israeli-owned beach hotel Thursday, killing 12 other people minutes after at least two missiles were fired at an Israeli airliner taking off from the nearby airport.
The attack on the civilian airplane by the terrorists is a clear escalation of the conflict, and I heard Prime Minister Sharon on Israeli radio saying that he'll respond accordingly.
Reuters (www.reuters.com) reports that Iraq believes that the explosion of the space shuttle Columiba is "God's vengence":
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Immediate popular reaction in Baghdad on Saturday to the loss of the U.S. space shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew -- including the first Israeli in space -- was that it was God's retribution.
During the Gulf war in 1991, Iraq launched missiles targetting Israeli civilians. Israel never retaliated but the bombings continued until Iraq lost the war. See the History page for details.
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At 4:00 PM local time, a Palestinian blew himself in a crowded Israeli market trying to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible.
The Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber is part of the PFLP, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. This group wishes for the destruction of Israel and the creation of a Palestinian state instead. It is responsible for the murder of Rahavam Ze'evi, who was Israel's Minister of Tourism when he was killed.
"Two bodies were found at the scene of the attack, one of which was most likely that of the suicide bomber. Two other Israelis succumbed to their injuries after reaching the hospital. One of the injured was in critical condition, eight were in serious condition, five sustained moderate wounds, and the rest were lightly injured"
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The following article is part of a blogburst - a simultaneous and cross-linked posting of many blogs on the same theme. This blogburst commemorates the Munich Olympics Massacre which began in the dawn hour of September 5th, 1972. Go to the The Index of the Munich Massacre Blogburst to find links to all the other articles.
Palestinian Terrorists murder 11 Israeli Athletes
at the Olympic games in Munich, Germany, 1972
At 5:00 AM, exactly 30 years ago, a seminal event in the development of modern terrorism took place. Eight Palestinian terrorists invaded the athletes' housing at the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. They killed and took hostage eleven Israeli athletes competing in the Games, demanding the release of 234 imprisoned Arabs and German terrorists. Over the next few tension-filled days, all the hostages and some of the terrorists were killed, mostly due to incompetence and perfidy of the German government. The Olympic Committee made a controversial decision to continue the Games, and has never participated in any memorial for the slain athletes. Eventually almost all the remaining terrorists were hunted down and killed by Israeli agents, directed by then Prime Minister Golda Meir.
A few days ago I listened to a story on National Public Radio (NPR) that covered the murder of the Israelis by the Palestinian terrorists.
Although the hosts did briefly disapprove of the murders, the story quickly turned to a tacit endorsement of the action for "putting the Palestinian cause on the map". The host Brooke Gladstone spends a large part of the segment interviewing Brigitte Nacos, a Columbia University professor and author of "Mass-Mediated Terrorism", who is clearly proud of these Palestinians for bringing attention to their cause.
I felt sick.
NPR and its local San Francisco station KQED are well known for their anti-Israeli stance, but they have gone a bit too far. The host Brooke Gladstone mentions that an Al-Qaeda member is proud of the Munich murders:
BROOKE GLADSTONE: Writing in an on-line publication, Al Anssar, an Al Qaeda activist called the Black September, quote, "the greatest media victory and the first true proclamation to the entire world the Palestinian resistance movement. The Munich operation was a great propaganda strike."
But that doesn't mean NPR (which receives public funds) should be. Here's an example:
BRIGITTE NACOS: Two years later it was very different, because they struck at the Olympics where you had the television facilities built up for that special event. Independent experts have estimated that it was between 600 and 800 million globally, so that was a major, major coup for these few Palestinians.
Wow. Can you feel the admiration Brooke and Brigitte have for the Palestinian "freedom fighters"? Thank God they brought the Palestinian cause to the forefront of the liberals' agenda, otherwise how would Brooke and Brigitte hate the
There were dozens of angles that NPR could have chosen to cover this story (in fact the Blog Burst does exactly that). Instead NPR chooses the one angle that is somewhat positive to the Palestinians: their success in bringing "their cause" to the world.
The media coverage of these Palestinians killing Israelis might have had an impact on the "global awareness" of the Palestinian issue, but NPR could show a little less enthusiasm for the deliberate murder of Olympic athletes.
To listen to the "Black September" special from NPR's "On the Media", click here. For the transcript, click here.
Oh, and please stop sending NPR and KQED money - if you need another reason, see "The deliberate killing of unarmed civilians is terrorism".
Now for the real story, here's a special report from Sports Illustrated (sportsillustrated.cnn.com):
Black September commandos climbed the fence about 50 minutes earlier than envisioned in Situation 21. [...]
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Faces of the Victims has published the story of Tirza Polonsky, a 66-year-old Israeli grandmother of 11 who was deliberately murdered by a genocide bomber from the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas ("Islamic Resistance").
Tirza Polonsky, 66
Murdered by a
On May 18, 2001, Tirza Polonsky, 66, of Moshav Kfar Haim was killed in a suicide bombing at Hasharon Mall in the seaside city of Netanya.
To send condolences or to donate to Tirza's family, please click here.
A few weeks ago, a Jordanian website published a few posters that portrayed western icons (Einstein, Freud, etc...) alongside Palestinian children. Its main message was that through the suicide bombings, Palestinian kids are "dying to live".
The website also contained a page with articles and opinions, many in support of the Palestinian genocide bombings. Basically it was a cover up that unsuccessfully tried to make western audiences forget that the overwhelming majority of Palestinians are happy and party when unarmed Israeli civilians are murdered, including babies and children.
It was all pretty well packed up but the guys at Vinyl Frontier, found out the real story behind the posters:
Zaid of Palestine aspires
to be an Adolph Hitler
Many Palestinian children actually desire to exterminate Jews and Israelis - this is done through brainwashing and Palestinan schoolbooks that glorify genocide bombers and deny the existance of the State of Israel. Many of these Palestinian children therefore aspire to nothing more than to become Hitlers.
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Sky News (www.sky.com) reports that Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi president, has given over $25 million to Palestinian terrorist groups in less than two years.
The cash is handed over at ceremonies in Gaza to relatives of suicide bombers and families of people killed in ongoing fighting. [...]
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian terrorist from the terrorist group "Islamic Jihad" has blown himself in a market in Tel-Aviv:
In what security officials said was an attempt to generate anarchy within the Palestinian Authority in the run-up to next week's planned elections, an Islamic Jihad suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday in a Tel Aviv shwarma stand injuring 30 bystanders.
Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other Islamic fanatical groups wish to destroy Israel and murder all Israeli jewish men, women and children. For more information on these Islamic mass murderers, click here. For a list of homicide bombings executed by these Islamic fanatical bastards, click here.
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In the last few minutes we are receiving thousands of bounced messages because someone is sending spam in our name. Here's an example of how we've received dozens of such bounced messages in one minute at 5:45 PM:
Years ago we made sure spammers could not send spam using our email servers (we use SMTP-AUTH and pop-before-send) - so we know we are not sending the spam. In this case, Russian spammers are using one of our email addresses as the "From" email address. Some servers are then rejecting the spam, either because the email was sent to an account that is no longer valid, or it's a vacation response, etc...
We were going to try to report the Russian spammers on Spamcop.net, but we found out we can only report spam sent to us - in this case, the spam is sent to a server, which then bounces a message back to us. Here are some relevant threads:
This is really unfortunate - there's nothing we can do. Either we cancel this email address (which we'll probably do) or we ride out the wave of bounced messages. I copy below more information and the text in Russian of one of the spam messages sent in our name.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (www.memri.org) translates articles from the Arab Muslim world. In its latest article, Memri.org has translated an article from the spokesman of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic terrorist group responsible for the deliberate murder of hundreds of women and children:
An article titled "Iraq Will Triumph, by Allah's Will" by Hamas spokesman Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi, was posted on the Hamas movement's website. In the article, Al-Rantisi called on Iraq to establish a suicide army that would accept all Jihad warriors, so as to halt the impending attack on the country. The following are excerpts from the article: [...]
For a full list of homicide bombings executed by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas since Arafat rejected peace in October 2000, click here.
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The Jerusalem Post's feature "This day in history" reports that on September 15, 1933, Germany instituted racist laws against Jews and non-Aryans:
1935: In the Nuremberg Laws, Dr. Achin Gercke instituted a division between Aryans and non-Aryans. Jews (defined as anyone with at least one Jewish grandparent) were deprived of citizenship.
The Nazis issued instructional charts to help
distinguish Jews from Mischlinge
(Germans of mixed race) and Aryans
The Nuremberg laws also made it forbidden for Jews to marry or have sexual relations with Aryans or to employ young Aryan women as household help. (An Aryan being a person with blond hair and blue eyes of Germanic heritage.)
For those anti-Zionists out there that keep sending me hate mail, read this: never will we give up the State of Israel, the only country that would fight for my rights as a Jew; never will we be left alone and without defense if some crazy German or Arab Nazy decides he wishes to exterminate us. Long live the State of Israel!
I copy below an article that gives more details on the Nuremberg laws.
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