07.07.2002 FactsOfIsrael.com Newsletter
Another week went by without
a Palestinian genocide bomber killing unarmed Israeli
civilians. This seems to indicate that fighting the
Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Hamas and Arafat's terrorist groups,
such as the Al-Aksa brigades, does bring some peace and quiet to
Israeli civilians. Even though stepping up Israel's presence
in the West Bank might only be a short-term solution, it's sure
better than daily Palestinian genocide bombing
Unfortunately, on July
4th, a Muslim Egyptian immigrant killed two Israelis, Victoria
Chen, a 25 year-old El Al clerk who was to be engaged the next day,
and Yakov Aminov, a 46 year-old father of 8, at Los Angeles' airport
Although the US and the FBI
refuse to call this a terrorist attack, the Muslim murderer was
armed with two handguns and a knife and specifically looked to kill
unarmed Israeli and Jewish civilians in front of El-Al's
counter. This was a politically motivated crime and the fact
that the Muslim killer was or wasn't part of the Islamic Jihad is
The deliberate killing of
unarmed civilians for political motives is
Thanks for being interested in the facts,
Israel gave the
Palestinians an autonomy in 42% of the West Bank and Gaza after the
Oslo accords in the early 90's. Over 92% of Palestinians living in
the West Bank and Gaza were then under the administration of the
Palestinian Authority and its Chairman Yasser Arafat.
In October 2000, Arafat and the Palestinians rejected peace and an independent State of their own and decided
to kill as many unarmed Israeli civilians as possible. As of last week, after a series
of genocide bombings committed by the Palestinians, Israel has stepped up its military presence,
and all political gains the Palestinians might have achieved were lost.
has called for a replacement of Arafat, whose hands are tainted with terrorism, and
the IDF (Israel's
Defense Forces, Israel's army) has now gone back to Area A (Palestinian area) - this
indicates the end of the Oslo agreements.
Since Israel moved back into Area A (Palestinian areas in the West Bank and Gaza) there has
not been one genocide bombing against unarmed Israeli civilians. This seems to indicate that
although a political solution is not possible (since Palestinians are not interested in peace),
we can certainly see a military solution - at least in the short term.
page for more information on the Oslo agreements.
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Pregnant and mother of 2
On March 21st 2002, Tzipi Shemesh, 29, of Jerusalem was one of three people
killed and 86 injured when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb, packed with metal
spikes and nails, in the center of a crowd of shoppers on King George Street in
Tzipi Shemesh, 29, pregnant and mother of 2
murdered by a Palestinian genocide bomber
On Thursday afternoon, Tzipi, in her fifth month of pregnancy, went with her
husband Gadi for an ultrasound exam. On leaving the medical clinic, they passed
next to the terrorist who blew himself up. Tzipi was killed instantly; Gadi died
shortly afterwards in hospital.
Tzipi and Gadi met eight years ago through a common friend. They were married
in Jerusalem. About three months ago they moved to the Pisgat Ze'ev
neighborhood. According to relatives, they had a lot of plans for the future,
they loved each other and their two daughters.
Tzipi was an accountant at Akademon bookstore at the Hebrew University in
Tzipi Shemesh was buried in the Mount Herzl military cemetery, alongside her
husband Gadi. They left behind their two daughters - Shoval (7) and Shahar (3).
May God bless her memory.
Here are the articles,
letters, and links that were
posted last weeks:
07/ 7 80% of Israelis support the war on Palestinian terrorism (3 - News)
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) has released polls conducted among the adult Jewish and Arab population of Israel. Here are some interesting numbers:...
07/ 6 Palestinian Television calls for the 'anihilation of the Jews and their supporters' (6 - Anti-Semitism)
The Middle East Media Research Institute (www.memri.org) has translated a Muslim sermon delivered on Palestinian television. In this Friday "sermon"...
07/ 6 National Public Radio supports Palestinian terrorism (4 - Comments)
Camera (www.camera.org) reports that National Public Radio (NPR) continues to favor terrorists in their coverage of Palestinians murdering unarmed Israeli...
07/ 6 Palestinian genocide bombers add nails, ball bearings and rat poison to their explosives (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
MSNBC (www.msnbc.com) has published a Newsweek story that describes what Israeli doctors and nurses go through after a Palestinian genocide...
07/ 6 Arafat: terrorist, liar and not a partner for peace (4 - Comments)
The Atlantic (www.theatlantic.com) has released a brief history of Yasser Arafat, the current chairman of the Palestinian Authority. He [Arafat]...
07/ 6 Every category now with a logo (9 - Announcements)
The FactsOfIsrael.com has 9 possible categories for any single posting in the News, comments and links section. To make it...
07/ 5 Pregnant and mother of 2 murdered by Palestinian genocide bomber (1 - Victims)
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Tzipi Shemesh, 29, a pregnant mother of 2 that was murdered...
07/ 5 Dennis Ross explains why Arafat refused a Palestinian State and Peace (4 - Comments)
'Foreign Policy' (www.foreignpolicy.com) has a great article by Dennis Ross, who was the lead American negotiator on the Middle East...
07/ 5 FBI releases 10 reasons why LA's murder of unarmed civilians is not terrorism (5 - Humor)
The FBI and many others continue to deny the fact that yesterday's shooting at Los Angeles airport was a terrorist...
07/ 5 Muslim immigrant kills 2 unarmed civilians in Los Angeles (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
CNN (www.cnn.com) reports that a terrorist attack has occurred in Los Angeles, California in the United States. The killer chose...
07/ 4 When the State of the Jews becomes the Jew of the States (4 - Comments)
The New Republic (www.thenewrepublic.com) has published a great article on how Israelis feel today about the World's position on the...
07/ 4 Happy Birthday United States of America! (3 - News)
Today, July 4th 2002, marks the 226th birthday of the United States of America. I currently live in America, and...
07/ 4 Arafat and Palestinian Authority wish to wipe Israel off the map (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
Stefan Sharkansky (http://www.usefulwork.com/shark/) has created an excellent page that shows the official position of the Palestinian Authority regarding Israel's right...
07/ 3 New Search Page and more (9 - Announcements)
Due to popular request, I have added a few new functions to FactsOfIsrael.com: 1) There's now an easy way to...
07/ 3 73 year-old great-grandmother killed by Palestinian genocide bomber (1 - Victims)
Faces of the victims has published the story of Dvora Karim, 73, a grand-mother of 3 and great-grandmother of 1...
07/ 2 Certain American children are taught Jihad (Muslim holy war) (4 - Comments)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that certain schools across the United States are teaching children how to become 'Muslim warriors'...
07/ 2 Pakistani tennis player faces ban for partnering with Israeli (3 - News)
The BBC (www.bbc.co.uk) reports that Aisamul Qureshi, a Muslim Pakistani tennis player, may face a ban from the Pakistani Sports...
07/ 1 The United States rejects Arafat's terrorist regime (3 - News)
MSNBC (www.msnbc.com) reports that President Bush and the United States mean what they say when they call for the ousting...
07/ 1 There is no comparison between the Palestinian's deliberate killing of unarmed civilians and Israel's retaliatory steps (4 - Comments)
I have just sent an email to the moderator of a discussion group I participate in, strongly condemning his comparison...
07/ 1 German anti-Semitism on the rise, again (6 - Anti-Semitism)
The Boston Phoenix (www.bostonphoenix.com) has an excellent article on the rise of Anti-Semitism in Germany. Titled "Heil Hate!", the article...
07/ 1 Saudi Arabia finances Palestinian genocide bombers (4 - Comments)
Commentary (www.commentary.org), has a good analysis on our "friend", Saudi Arabia. Polygamy is legal, and practiced, among the Saudi elite....
07/ 1 Organizer of Palestinian genocide bombings killed by the IDF (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that the Muhanad Taher, the head of Hamas in Nablus was killed by the IDF (Israel's army...
06/30 The Europen Left does not support Democracy, nor Women and Gay rights (4 - Comments)
I have just sent an email to a friend from Finland, Max, describing why I think the European left is...
06/30 Why do Ha'aretz journalists show the Palestinian side of the story and why they sometimes regret it (4 - Comments)
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) has published a lecture delivered by the Ha'aretz editor-in-chief, Hanoch Marmari, on May 27, 2002 as part of...
06/30 Fact 56: Israel is the only Democracy in the Middle East. (8 - Newsletters)
The latest FactsOfIsrael.com newsletter has been sent. This week's fact is Fact 56: Israel is the only Democracy in the...
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