FactsOfIsrael.com covers the basic facts on the State of Israel and the Middle East. This includes , the of the region, , and more. We also post articles related to the of , , , and also a bit of , and .
Fact 393: "After witnessing Islamic hate and fanatism, Stephen Emerson has dedicated the last 10 years of his life documenting the presence of Islamic terrorism in the US. In his book 'American Jihad', he shows how groups such as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Hamas, Al-Qeda, the Hizbullah and other Islamic killers use the liberties and freedom that exist in the US to organize, fund, and recruit for their groups."
FactsOfIsrael.com is not affiliated with any government, company, or institution. This is simply a personal attempt to give information on Israel and the Middle East. It takes time to manage the site and publish the screensaver and I incur all of the hosting costs. If you are a regular reader, please consider making a or purchasing the . I thank you in advance.
News, Links and Comments
Note: 15 random articles are displayed below. Refresh this page to display another set of random articles.
The Fresno Bee (www.fresnobee.com) reports that mobs of Islamic fanatics have murdered over 100 people in the last 24 hours in Nigeria. These barbaric excuses for human beings are on a killing rampage because a Nigerian newspaper suggested Mohamed would have approved of the Miss World beauty pageant.
A church is burned and destroyed
by Muslims in Nigeria
The violent demonstrators in the northern city of Kaduna burned churches and rampaged through the streets until hundreds of soldiers were deployed to restore calm and enforce a dusk-to-dawn curfew. [...]
These Islamo-fascists are systematically attacking anything they believe is Christian. They would attack other "infidels" as well, such as Jews or Hindus, if there were any synagogues or Hindu temples in Nigeria. They are no differnet than Al-Qaeda, the Chechnean Islamo-freaks or the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
I copy the full article below.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that many Palestinians are leaving the West Bank and moving to Jordan:
Approximately 80,000 Palestinians have left the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the beginning of the year, a rise of 50 percent compared to last year, a senior Palestinian Authority official said Monday.
This is similar to the movement of Arab Muslims that occured when the State of Israel was created in 1948. A similar movement of refugees occured from the Arab States into Israel, where 700,000 Jewish refugees became Israeli citizens (see the history and stats pages for details).
Don't expect these Palestinians to become Jordanians though, since the Palestinian leadership never accepts a State of their own they'll probably be refugees forever. Do expect the Palestinians to blame Israel after they move of their own free will and even put pressure on Jordan to accept them. Anything that happens to Palestinians is Israel's fault. Do I sound bitter? That's because I am.
I copy the full article below.
The latest FactsOfIsrael.com newsletter has been sent.
This week's fact is Fact 97: Palestinians and their 'Right Of Return'.
Click here to check out the latest newsletter, and please subscribe if you haven't already done so.
I have just sent an email to "The News Record", who published a racist article that compared Zionism to Nazism:
If you have time, please send a message to the editor of "The News Record". Just click here and submit the form. Once again, thanks to Andrew Sullivan for posting the link.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Palestinian terrorists have murdered an Israeli who was working near the town of Tulkarm. The Israeli was bound and shot in the head from point-blank range simply because he was a Jew.
Shani Ladani, 27, of Moshav Olesh in the northern Sharon, was murdered by Palestinian terrorists while he was working near Moshav Nitzanei Oz, west of Tulkarm, Thursday morning. He was buried at Olesh Thursday night.
I copy the full article below.
Bigwig from "Silflay Hraka" has published a list of weekly best blog articles (self-judged). Bigwig had this great idea of asking bloggers what they thought were their best articles. He then reads the articles and publishes once a week the ones he liked - he calls this the "Carnival of the Vanities":
How many times have you published a really good post, something that you thought was a finely crafted model of trenchant wit and amusing scholarly insight, only to have it sink into the vast waters of the blogosphere with barely a ripple? How many times have you thought that here at last is something that will get me a bit of recognition from the blogerati, only to be wrong? I think that this happens to almost all bloggers, big and small. Sometimes it's just timing. If you put up a really good post about your kid or some arcane bit of knowledge on the same day that Britney Spears assassinates Yasser Arafat, it's not to get the attention it would have otherwise deserved. Sometimes there is no good explanation, as the child of your mind sits there, ignored, a wallflower at the school dance, while everyone around you dances with the popular kids.
This week, Bigwig was kind enough to include my article "Land for War" in the Carnival, click here for this week's full Carnival list.
The Carnival of the Vanities is published every Wednesday at Silflay Hraka and Blog Critics. Information on how to join the Carnival is available here.
The Jerusalem Post's feature "This day in history" reports on September 28, 1941, when over 30,000 Jews in Kiev, Ukrainia, were murdered by the German Nazis:
1941: In Kiev, 2000 notices were posted around Kiev ordering all Jews to appear the next day with documents, warm clothes and valuables. Rumors were rife that they were going to be sent to a labor camp. Its result was the Babi Yar massacres. According to German records, 33,771 Jews, were slaughtered in a ravine outside of Kiev The massacre is immortalized in Yevgei Yevtushenko's poem "Babi Yar". The monument placed on the site does not mention Jews.
Those that equate Israel's fight against Palestinian terrorists from the Hamas and Islamic Jihad with Nazi methods, are anti-Semites or bleeding brain leftists. In the last two years about 1,800 Palestinians have been killed, the large majority of these Palestinians were armed men who were attacking Israeli targets. This is in contrast to the German Nazis who, as we can see from above, murdered over 30,000 unarmed men, women and children in two days.
I copy below an article that gives more details on the murder of Jews in Babi Yar, Kiev.
The Straits Time from Singapore (http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/) reports that an official court in Saudi Arabia came down with a ruling: the hands of two men guilty of petty theft should be amputated.
RIYADH - Two men found guilty of stealing in Saudi Arabia had their right hands amputated yesterday in keeping with Islamic law, the Interior Ministry announced.
No matter how many ads the Saudi government buys to improve their image in the U.S., I still think that the above sounds like something coming out of the Middle Ages.
Fox News (www.foxnews.com) reports that two Palestinian mass murderers have blown themselves up in separate homicide bombings, killing 14 and injuring dozens of Israelis:
Twin Palestinian homicide bombings — one at a bus stop crowded with soldiers near Tel Aviv, the second five hours later at a popular Jerusalem nightspot — killed at least 14 Israelis and wounded and maimed dozens as the region grappled with a new wave of savage bloodletting. [...]
Haaretz (www.haaretz.com) reports that among the victims of today's homicide bombings was the head of Shaarey Tzedek hospital's emergency room and his 20-year-old daughter who was going to get married later in the everning:
Appelbaum was identified at the scene by one of his colleagues, Dr. Yitzhak Glick, from Efrat.
Once again, many Palestinians in Gaza were celebrating the deliberate murder of women and children:
Hamas supporters celebrate in the streets of Gaza City
after a suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem September 9,
2003. The military wing of the Islamic militant group
Hamas hailed two suicide bombings in Israel in a
statement sent to Al-Jazeera television on Tuesday.
Picture taken September 9. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
And here's a message I received a few minutes ago:
From: Suicide Bomber "email@example.com"
Message: 13 people death today, KEEP JEWISH EXTINCT!!! WIPE ALL ISRAELIAN!!! AL AQSA FOR MOSLEM!!! KEEP ALL JEWISH EXTINCT ALLAH AKBAR!!! ALLAH AKBAR!!! ALLAH AKBAR!!!
The message was traced back to France but there's not much I can do - I have never received a response from French ISPs.
Two friends today asked me what I thought of the new Palestinian "Prime Minister". Here's what I think: I'm too busy worrying about my friends and family to pass judgement on a Palestinian politican. If he wants peace we'll accept him with open arms.
That said, right now, it's clearly time to stop the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Hamas and Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades - waiting for more Palestinian talk of "cease fires" is simply useless.
Let the tanks roll and the airstrikes hit the Islamic barbarians - let them beg for peace.
I copy all articles below; thanks to LGF for some of the pictures and links.
The New York Post reports that a Jewish girl was beaten up by an Arab teenager in a Brooklin school:
ARAB BEATS UP JEWISH GIRL AT B'KLYN SCHOOL
Thanks to LGF for the link.
Dry Bones, the cartoon published in the Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com), has a funny (but sad) description of western approach to Islamic terrorism:
Many of today's major conflicts in the world involve Islamic fundamentalists and their sympathizers, such as 'moderate' Muslim regimes or European leftists. This includes India's rightful response to Islamic terrorism (which is supported by Pakistan), the U.S. war on Al-Qaida (which was supported by Afghanistan) and of course Israel's war on the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad (supported and organized by Arafat and the Palestinian Authority).
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that a bomb exploded in the cafeteria of the Jerusalem University killing 7 and wounding 86 students. Israeli radio just reported that 14 of the injured are in critical condition.
Some of those in the cafeteria were foreign students taking summer school classes, including two South Korean students in critical condition at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
The Hamas (meaning "Islamic Resistance" in Arabic), a Palestinian terrorist group dedicated to the destuction of Israel, claimed responsibility for the murders.
I copy the full article below.
The Palestinian homicide/suicide bombers from the Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Arafat's terrorist groups that blow themselves up are promised 72 virgins when they reach heaven.
Martin Bodek has 72 questions on how this whole virgin thing works. Here are the top 10:
1) What if the bomber wants girls with more experience?
2) What if one virgin is no good in bed? Does she get replaced or is he stuck with 71?
3) If he's gay, does he get male virgins?
4) What if he's celibate? What does he get?
5) What if he hasn't reached puberty yet? Does he get 72 Xboxes till he comes of age?
6) If he's bi, does he get 36 of each?
7) If he blows himself up while building the bomb, does he still get credit?
8) What do you call a relationship with 72 women, a menage-a-soixante-deux?
9) Are they like 72 wives or 1 wife and 71 concubines?
10) What if he's ugly or smells bad and the virgins don't want anything to do with him?
I copy the full 72 questions below.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that the Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad blew up a a car stuffed with over 220 pounds of explosives next to a bus in northern Israel, murdering 15 people and wounding over 50. A 2-year-old and a 4-year-old kid are critically injured, still fighting for their lives.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Deliberately murdered 15 people,
trapped inside the bus
"I cannot forget what I saw today people were burned alive inside my bus," said driver Haim Avraham, who escaped with light wounds.
Let's hope the victims recover soon and that the murderers from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad get what they deserve.
I copy the full article below and another article that describes the murders as well.
MSNBC (www.msnbc.com) reports that a special camp has been created in Israel - a camp that helps kids whose parents, brothers or sisters have been murdered by Palestinian terrorists.
Summer camp for Israeli kids,
victims of Palestinian terrorism
NINE-YEAR-OLD Pesi Roth kisses her parents goodbye and heads off on a bulletproof bus for a week of summer camp like no other. On a guarded kibbutz in southern Israel, Pesi is part of an experiment in rebuilding shattered lives.
To learn more about Malke, check out www.kerenmalki.org. While you're there, please make a donation to help kids with severe disabilities.
To watch the video, click here. I copy the full article below.
FAIR USE NOTICE
This site contains some copyrighted materials the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.