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  • Terrorist freed in Schalit deal charged with Passover shooting that killed policeman

    06/24/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/23/2014 | Ben Hartman
    Shin Bet reveals Hamas operative and son arrested for killing of Baruch Mizrahi; Bennett: This proves prisoner releases should be eradicated. An Israeli military court on Monday indicted a Hamas terrorist – released in the 2011 Gilad Shalit deal – for killing an Israeli man and wounding two children in the Passover eve terrorist attack near the Tarkumia checkpoint in the West Bank. Hamas member Ziad Awawde, 42, was arrested in May by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Service) and police commandos, on suspicion that he had stood by the side of the Route 35 shooting at passing vehicles, including...
  • Israeli Airstrike Hits Top Hamas Commander - IDF Pinpoint Strike on Ahmed Jabari (VIDEO)

    11/14/2012 7:02:14 PM PST · by Third Person · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 14th, 2012 | Listitude
    Two videos in one - action and reaction - October and November 2012. The first video is about two weeks before the second. In the first video, Hamas released footage of its militants launching rockets from what appear to be apartment buildings in the Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel. The second video is two weeks later, showing the apparent Israeli retaliation, in which a pinpoint laser guided bomb, or a missile takes out the car carrying a military commander of Hamas, Ahmed Jabari, who is alleged to have masterminded rocket attacks against Israel, including against civilian areas....
  • Saudi Cleric: $100,000 to Kidnap IDF Soldiers

    10/26/2011 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Saudi Arabia's controversial Islamist and preacher, Sheikh Awad al Qarni, offered a bounty of $100,000 for the kidnapping of any IDF in 'Palestine' who can be used as leverage to force Israel to release more terrorists from its prisons. Qarni said on his Facebook page, "This award is in response to the allocation of funds to settlers who kill Palestinians prisoners released." Qarni claimed his initiative, highly praised by many in Saudi Arabia, was a response to reports in Israel's media that funds had been allocated by 'settlers' to kill terrorist Mustafa Muslimani, who was released under the deal for...
  • Come and Get Your Jewish Life Here, Cheap!

    10/25/2011 12:20:08 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 1 replies
    Come and Get Your Jewish Life Here, Cheap! By Norma Zager "I do not believe in loving enemies; I have pretty hard work to love my friends. Neither do I believe in revenge. No man can afford to keep the viper of revenge in his heart. But I believe in justice, in self-defense." Robert Ingersoll Just days after the Gilad Shalit homecoming, Israel and Egypt struck a deal to swap 25 Egyptian prisoners in Israeli custody for one U.S. Israeli dual national Ilan Grapel, held by Egypt. Okay and now we’re at a 25 to one ratio. The numbers are...
  • Clashes at border crossing

    10/18/2011 5:51:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18/10/11
    Rock fest as Arabs waiting at border crossing find out the released will be crossing at a different point. http://www.reuters.com/video/2011/10/18/clashes-at-west-bank-prisoner-border-cro?videoId=223641934
  • Gilad Shalit Welcomed by National Leaders

    10/18/2011 9:04:26 AM PDT · by jonatron · 2 replies
    Debka ^ | 10/18/11
    Israel PM Binyamin Netanyahu at Gilad Shalit's homecoming Gilad Shalit, 25, landed at home in northern Israel Tuesday evening, Oct. 18, from five years, four months in Hamas captivity, after hours packed with an emotional welcome by his family and government leaders at Tel Nof air base. Before he set out on the last lap of his journey home by helicopter, a medical team carried out tests to be sure the exhausted soldier was fit to travel. Israel agreed to release 1,070 Palestinian terrorists for his freedom. The first batch was transferred to Egypt and the West Bank as the...
  • Intentional misrepresentation of facts MSM? ( Gilad Shalit )

    10/18/2011 8:25:15 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    Doc Talk ^ | GS Don Morris
    As I watch the unfolding of the Shalit exchange across multiple television news channels, including Israeli, France, CNN, BBC and UK I find the most of the reporting disconcerting. Why? The reporters are either ill informed, intentional in distorting the truth or truly ignorant. There is no other possibility. Let me clarify a point repeatedly, across almost all of these news stations regarding Shalit’s abduction. He was taken on 25 June 2006 by Hamas terrorist from Gaza in a cross-border raid. A Hamas terrorist group attacked a Merkava Tank Mark 3, which was guarding the security fence and an army...
  • 'Israel must return every prisoner' - Press TV News

    10/18/2011 2:10:42 PM PDT · by sarah palin rocks · 28 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | October 18, 2011 | Press TV
    I posted this breaking video with my unique and controversial comments at Palestinians Now Demand ‘Israel Must Return Every Prisoner’
  • No Equality in Gilad Shalit's Exchange

    10/18/2011 11:15:15 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 7 replies
    No Equality in Gilad Shalit’s Exchange By Norma Zager “We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.” Aristotle So many, including Ari, are incensed about Israel’s deal to retrieve Gilad Shalit. Somehow I am not, for I do not see any equality between human life and that of a sub-human species. Perhaps the problem actually lies in believing terrorists are human. I would have to differ with this appraisal. I do not believe they can be classified as even equal to an animal. Animals are way above...
  • God Weeps and We with Him

    10/18/2011 10:02:52 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 8 replies
    God Weeps and We with Him By Ari Bussel “There are some 5,000 more prisoners in Israeli prisons. We thus need to kidnap five more Israeli soldiers and every single one will be set free. This is our promise.” Hamas “You do not understand,” say parents to children who are below the age of mandatory draft, “if it were your son, you would stop at nothing to bring him back, even release all those terrorists.” They refer to Gilad Shalit who returned to Israel from Hamas captivity. They are right: I do not understand, why Israel ignored the warning calls...
  • Shalit looks frail emaciated: what have his captors done to him? [Israel: Good Vs Evil Islamists]

    10/18/2011 8:36:37 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Oct. 18, 2011 | Andrew M Brown
    Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who's just been released after five years in a Palestinian jail, is relieved to be free. No wonder. To look at him now, compared with earlier photographs, he appears to have lost a good deal of weight. In the press conference this morning he seemed dozy, and his complexion is blanched. He looks as I imagine someone to look who's just emerged from lengthy seclusion in a darkened room. He appears undernourished.
  • Gilad Shalit release: live

    10/18/2011 4:03:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 52 replies
    Gilad Shalit, the Israel soldier held captive for five years by Hamas, has been freed today in Gaza in return for the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.
  • Rabbi: Next Time, Just Shoot to Kill

    10/18/2011 12:17:25 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/17/2011, 4:57 PM | By Maayana Miskin
    Terrorists should be given the death penalty, whether formally or quietly, says former chief IDF rabbi. Terrorists who spill blood should get the death penalty, former chief IDF rabbi Avichai Ronsky said Monday. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Rabbi Ronsky suggested that if necessary, terrorist murderers could be killed “in the field.” “In many cases, it doesn’t need to reach a court,” he said. Soldiers could simply shoot to kill instead of doing their utmost to bring terrorists in alive, “without giving the matter too much publicity,” he explained. “It happened in the past,” he added.
  • More Arab Attacks on Eve of Shalit Swap

    10/17/2011 4:10:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/11 | Chana Yaar
    On the eve of the terrorist prisoner exchange that will bring home kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, Arab terrorists are gaining confidence and becoming inspired to increase attacks on the road and in Israeli cities. In at least two locations on Highway 60 in Judea, Palestinian Authority Arabs terrorists attacked Israeli travelers. At about 8:30 p.m. terrorists hurled a firebomb at an Israeli bus as it passed the village of El Aroub south of Bethlehem, just five minutes down the road from Gush Etzion. No one was injured, but the bus was damaged. IDF soldiers launched a search for the...
  • LIST OF TERRORISTS TO BE TRADED FOR GILAD

    10/16/2011 8:23:01 PM PDT · by Eliana Benador · 7 replies
    Goodwill Ambassador Eliana Batsheva Benador ^ | October 16, 2011 | Eliana Benador
    In a fatal decision made by the Israeli government, unless opponents get the Highest court in Israel to overturn the leadership move, 1,027 terrorists will be freed... It doesn't matter where those terrorists are going to live, but the fact of the matter is that they will continue doing, planning evil, and will not stop until they get the price for their liberty paid in Jewish blood. No matter how many times one has read that the Netanyahu government has reached an agreement under the auspices of Egypt and that they will swap IDF soldier Gilad Shalit for 1,027, reading...
  • IDF's Hannibal Protocol

    10/16/2011 4:22:35 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 18 replies
    This is the consequence of the lopsided trade that Israel is about to conclude with Hamas for Gilad Shalit, There will be no more IDF soldiers captured by Hamas. Even if the IDF has to kill them itself. This is known as the IDF's Hannibal Protocol.
  • Jlem Activists Plan Terrorist Warning System

    10/16/2011 3:13:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/10/11 | Maayana Miskin
    An unknown number of the over 1,000 terrorists who are to be freed in exchange for Gilad Shalit will be allowed to return to Jerusalem. A group of concerned residents has responded by announcing the creation of an informal “terrorist warning system.” The system is simple: activists will keep tabs on freed terrorists, and will alert the public if they attempt to enter public areas or use public transportation. In addition, the terrorists’ pictures and personal information will be made available.... “The public does not know them, and they could wander freely. People do not realize that these are terrorists...
  • Did the US force Bibi to accept the Shalit trade

    10/15/2011 9:45:40 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 9 replies
    Israpundit ^ | Ted Belman
    The US government wanted to remove Hamas from the Iranian/Syrian camp and place it in the Egypt/Muslim Brotherhood camp. Was achieving their goal contingent in getting Israel to accept the release of 1000 terrorists, or would it have taken place regardless, If the latter, it was a window of opportunity. If the former, Bibi was forced into accepting the deal. By the way Bibi had to agree not to pursue or kill these terrorists after their release. Of course Hamas was not asked to agree not to use these people to commit more terrorist attacks or not to take new...
  • Hamas: Israel Promised No Revenge, We Promised More Kidnappings

    10/14/2011 4:14:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Hamas leaders are telling Arabic media that Israel agreed to release terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit without a commitment from the terrorist group to stop kidnapping soldiers. Israel tried to get a commitment, but agreed to go ahead without one, according to sources quoted by the pan-Arabic paper Al-Hayat. Hamas also claimed that they managed to extract a promise from Israel not to harm the more than 1,000 terrorists to be released in exchange for Shalit in any way. The report contradicts what Shin Bet head Yoram Cohen said about the planned prisoner release. Cohen told journalists that the...
  • Clinton Endorses Negotiations With Terrorists

    10/13/2011 3:03:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/10/11
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday to congratulate him on his deal with Hamas for the release of Gilad Shalit. Clinton reportedly told Netanyahu the decision took "courage and leadership." For his part Netanyahu thanked Clinton for her well-wishes and said that it was a difficult decision for him, being a moment where leadership is tested. Observers say Clinton's sentiments are particularly surprising given the enduring and iron-clan policy of the United States against negotiating with terrorists, instead preferring to mount rescue operations where viable, or to leave captured citizens in captivity. Negotiating...
  • Iran Committed an Act of War - Will Obama Respond in Kind?

    10/12/2011 6:15:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies · 2+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/11 | Amiel Ungar
    It was a clear moment of satisfaction for US Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder has in the past been accused of weakness and ineffectiveness in the fight against Islamic terror, but now he could announce the foiling of an Iranian plot to assassinate foreign diplomats in Washington. The news that the Iranians had tried to work through a Mexican drug cartel only confirms the testimony before congressional committees that Iran is active in Latin America and uses the drug trade to facilitate and fund terrorism. The United States is committed to holding Iran accountable for its actions” and would take...
  • Gilad Shalit and a World Full of Crazy

    10/11/2011 7:02:55 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 2 replies
    Gilad Shalit and a World Full of Crazy By Norma Zager “We are especially not going to tolerate these attacks from outlaw states run by the strangest collection of misfits, Looney Tunes and squalid criminals since the advent of the Third Reich.” President Ronald Reagan Opportunity knocks. At times it is at a moment when it can be used for great advantage. The release of Gilad Shalit is one such moment. What most fail to realize is there are two great lessons to be learned from this so-called exchange of prisoners. First and foremost the Gazans wouldn’t dare show the...
  • It is a Very Sad Day

    10/11/2011 6:21:34 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 13 replies
    It is a Very Sad Day By Ari Bussel “Those released will return to armed struggle. It is a great national achievement.” Khaled Mashal, Chairman, Hamas Political Bureau, Damascus, Syria “The Nation of Israel is a unique people. We are all mutually responsible for each other, as our Sages said: ‘He who saves one soul, it is as though he saved an entire world.’ Tonight, I bring the Government a proposal to save Gilad Shalit, to finally bring him home to Israel after five years.” Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister, Jerusalem, Israel The family of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier that...
  • Israel, Hamas agree on prisoner swap to free Shalit (1000 for 1 swap)

    10/11/2011 2:31:58 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 10/11/11 | Jeffrey Heller and Nidal al-Mughrabi
    JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Israel and Gaza's Hamas Islamist rulers agreed on Tuesday to swap more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for Israeli captive soldier Gilad Shalit, resolving one of the most emotive and intractable issues between them. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, asking his cabinet to approve the lopsided swap and under constant public pressure to bring Shalit home, said the soldier would be reunited with his family "in the coming days." Palestinians in the Gaza Strip greeted the agreement, brokered by Egypt and a German mediator, with celebratory gunfire. Hamas confirmed that it only remained to conclude technical arrangements for...
  • The Prime Minister's Update

    06/26/2011 8:46:02 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 2 replies
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | June 26, 2011 | Ari Bussel and Norma Zager
    Prime Minister Netanyahu's Remarks 26 June 2011 Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser June 25th, 2011, was the fifth anniversary of Gilad ShalitÂ’s Abduction. He is being held by a brutal enemy, Hamas, which refuses to uphold either the minimal demands of the international treaties or humanitarian conditions. It has refused to allow him even one visit by the International Committee of the Red Cross. It is holding him in harsh conditions and we know how his family is suffering. I think that the entire nation and all fair and just people in the world are incensed at what...
  • Jeremiah's Promise

    06/24/2011 7:07:57 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | June 24, 2011 | Ari Bussel and Norma Zager
    A Heavenly Promise – Thy Children Shall Come Back to Their Own Border By Ari Bussel and Norma Zager 2,700 hundred years ago, the Prophet Jeremiah described a mother, lamenting her sons, for they were gone, and with them she had no hope for the future, for her end of days, for continuation. It was a time of deep sorrow and mourning, describes the Prophet and says that God will turn it into immense joy and jubilation. He promised that the mother’s sons would return to their borders from enemy land. This can be the cruelest torture of a parent,...
  • Red Cross to Hamas: Prove Shalit is Alive!

    06/23/2011 10:43:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/6/11 | Hillel Fendel
    Marking the 5th anniversary of Gilad Shalit’s capture by Hamas, the International Red Cross (ICRC) has now, for the first time, called on Hamas to prove that he is still alive. Shalit was 19 when he was captured on June 25, 2006 by Hamas terrorists, only a few months after he began his three-year compulsory IDF service. He was serving at the time on Israel’s border with Gaza, when several terrorists tunneled under the border, killed two soldiers, and abducted Shalit into Gaza. His whereabouts have been unknown ever since. “Because no sign of life has been had from Shalit...
  • Hamas Rejects Unprecedented Deal for Schalit

    06/18/2011 12:43:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    The London-based Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported Friday that Hamas's military wing vetoed a 'good deal' offered by Israel. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Friday for the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. Schalit has been held by Hamas for five years without visits from international bodies such as the Red Cross. Sources from Merkel's office said a draft of a final agreement for Shalit's release prompted the joint statement. German mediators in the Shalit deal reportedly visited Gaza two months ago. According to the sources a thousand Palestinian prisoners would be handed over in exchange for...
  • Shalit’s Parents to Sue in France: Our Son Held as Hostage

    06/06/2011 11:18:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/6/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The parents of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit have change tactics and plan to file a suit in a Paris court regarding his being held as hostage. They say he may have “suffered acts of torture or of barbarism.” Gilad Shalit is a French citizen, whose French-born parents Noam and Aviva live in northern Israel. He was kidnapped by Hamas, Army of Islam and allied terrorists five years ago this month when they attacked Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint adjacent to the Gaza region, killing two of Shalit’s comrades. The family told the French news agency AFP it will file the...
  • Rocket Attacks Continue; Thousands Spend Shabbat in Shelters

    04/09/2011 4:22:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/4/11 | David Lev
    Thousands of residents of southern Israel spent Shabbat in bomb shelters, as Hamas terrorists from Gaza continued firing rockets at Israeli targets in the Negev. Since Thursday, Arab terrorists have fired over 100 mortar shells and Kassam rockets at Israeli targets, with fifty fired since early Saturday. The rockets hit not only areas near the border, but areas further inside Israel, including the Ashkelon area. Four Grad-style Katyusha rockets hit areas near the city, but there were no injuries or damage reported. However, several people were hospitalized for shock, and as of Saturday night, three were still in the hospital....
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Gilad Shalit: At Any Price?

    06/29/2010 2:48:55 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 6 replies
    Pajamas MEdia ^ | June 28 | Allison Kaplan Sommer
    As the Shalit family sets out on a major public campaign, Israel debates whether to meet Hamas' painful price for the kidnapped soldier's freedom.....
  • Speculation rife over identity of Israel's prisoner ‘Mr X’

    06/22/2010 2:07:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    The National ^ | 6/23/10 | Vita Bekker
    TEL AVIV // A mysterious arrest carried out recently by Israel’s security services has renewed condemnation from human rights groups about the country’s treatment of prisoners and its possible infringement of press freedoms. A report last week on the website of Israel’s biggest newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, said that a so-called “Mr X” is being held in complete seclusion at the maximum-security Ayalon prison, and his identity is being kept so closely under wraps that it is not even known to his prison guards or fellow inmates. The report cited an unidentified official at Israel’s penitentiary service as saying: “I don’t...
  • Hillary's AIPAC Speech (Advance Text)

    03/22/2010 10:51:51 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 8 replies · 298+ views
    AIPAC ^ | March 22, 2010 | Hillary Clinton
    Thank you for that welcome. It is wonderful to be back at AIPAC and back with so many good friends. I want to thank Lee Rosenberg for that introduction — and congratulations, Rosy, you're going to be a terrific president. I also want to thank David Victor, Howard Kohr, Lonny Kaplan, JB Pritzker and all of AIPAC's directors and staff for your leadership and hard work. I'm also pleased that my friend Congressman Jim Langevin, a great champion for Israel, is here. To all of AIPAC's members, thank you for your example of citizen activism. Petitioning your government, expressing your...
  • The So-Callled International Community (Google For International Condemnations Of Hamas Alert)

    01/02/2009 10:23:18 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 688+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/03/2009 | Mona Charen
    Just for a lark, I decided to google “international condemnations of Hamas” this morning. You can guess what came up, right? Naturally, searching for condemnations of Hamas, one finds only international condemnations of Israel. An Australian report noted that the “British Foreign Secretary David Miliband is calling for an urgent ceasefire, while Russia’s Foreign Minister says he’s told his Israeli counterpart to urgently halt the military action.” The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, “strongly condemned Israel’s disproportionate use of force,” as did Brazil. Indonesia called on all countries to “sever all forms of diplomatic and business...
  • Saudi newspaper: Shalit's release to be announced Sunday in context of deal

    09/16/2006 12:18:43 AM PDT · by jdm · 6 replies · 366+ views
    yNetNews ^ | Sept 16, 2006 | Roee Nahmias
    Palestinian sources reported that a prisoner swap deal between Israel and the Palestinian organizations will start to be carried out secretly in Amman, Jordan within the next day. This was reported by Saudi newspaper, Okaz. As of now, there is no authorization of this report from any other body. According to the report, Israel will release the Hamas minister and parliament members detained in Israel within the next day. Simultaneously, the release of kidnapped soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit will be announced Sunday. In the next stage, according to the report, Israel is expected to release 740 Palestinian prisoners in two...
  • 18th Israel Maccabiah Opening Ceremony Celebrates Life, Welcomes Jewish Athletes Home

    07/14/2009 5:20:56 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies · 419+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | July 14, 2009 | Joel Leyden
    18th Israel Maccabiah Opening Ceremony Celebrates Life, Welcomes Jewish Athletes Home By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel ---- July 14, 2009 ...... There is no greater event that unites the world Jewish community than the Maccabiah Games. Yes, in times of war, Jews in the Diaspora provide both financial and physical aid. They donate money to Israel for emergency causes which pay for meals for the impoverished, cultural centers and even bullet proof vests for many of our soldiers and police. But perhaps for the Jews of the US, the UK, France, Brazil, Canada and Argentina the greatest...
  • Background on Flotilla Incident

    06/01/2010 4:05:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies · 588+ views
    From: JERNY Subject: Background on Flotilla Incident To: moshekosha@yahoo.com Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 7:58 AM An Educational Service of Jewish Educational Resources of New York www.JERNY.org JERNY Request: The IDF (Israeli Defense Force or Israeli Army) has a video on U Tube explaining what's going on but U Tube wants to remove it by using the excuse as not too many people are logging in. Please forward this email, so many people will log in and the IDF will be able to have its voice heard. Thanks http://www.youtube.com/user/idfnadesk Compiled by UJC (United Jewish Communities), parent organization of the Jewish...
  • A Well-Coordinated Attack

    05/31/2010 7:32:24 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 20 replies · 1,520+ views
    A Well-coordinated Attack by Ari Bussel "The armada of hate and violence in support of Hamas terror organization was a premeditated and outrageous provocation.” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon I am reminded of a press conference with then Israeli Head of Opposition Netanyahu. The foreign press was invited to tour two cities along the Mediterranean, the Port City of Ashdod and the city of Ashkelon, 30-seconds and 15-seconds from launch of rockets from Gaza. In each city, we were met with falling rockets announcing our arrival. It was during Operation Cast Lead. At one stop, a BBC reporter asked about...
  • Netanyahu at ceremony for terror victims: Their only sin was living in Israel

    04/19/2010 5:04:40 AM PDT · by Michel12 · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 19/4/2010 | Jonathan Lis et al.
    We commemorate the memory of thousands of terror victims murdered in attacks against Israel," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday at the opening of a Memorial Day ceremony in Jerusalem dedicated to the memory of victims of terror attacks. "The only sin committed by these victims, was that they lived in Israel, or visited Israel. But they weren't sticklers ? they killed Israelis outside of Israel too. The murderers slaughtered them only because of their identity." The prime minister also remarked on captive Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, who was captured by Hamas in 2006, saying that "we won't...
  • Netanyahu’s father discusses the peace process (part I, II, & III)

    03/25/2010 8:02:40 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 6 replies · 391+ views
    Promised Land Blog ^ | April 3rd, 2009
    My paper, Maariv, published today an eight pages interview with professor Ben Zion Netanyahu, Benjamin Netanyahu’s 99 year old father. Netanyahu often refers to his father as the person who inspired him the most. When he resigned from the government just before the disengagement from Gaza, Netanyahu mentioned his father as one of the reasons for his move (Prof. Netanyahu opposed the disengagement plan). “From you I’ve learned, father,” said Netanyahu that day.In this interview, Prof. Ben Zion (who’s mind and thinking are clear as ever – in fact, he is about to go on a work tour to the...
  • Elena Bonner [Sakharov's wife] speaks on Israel at the Oslo Freedom Forum

    05/21/2009 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Tolik · 5 replies · 1,008+ views
    Oslo Freedom Forum ^ | May 19, 2009 | Elena Bonner
    Elena Bonner, the widow of great scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov and an outstanding human rights activist in her own right, is truly one of the heroes of the modern age.   (It was my privilege to interview Bonner nearly two years ago for this article.)  Yesterday, the 86-year-old grande dame of the Russian human rights movement spoke at the Oslo Freedom Forum.  Her speech, of which Ms. Bonner sent me an English translation, is worth reproducing in full.  Ms. Bonner is a woman of strong and outspoken opinions; agree or disagree, she is always worth hearing (by Cathy...
  • NGO Watchdog: Human Rights Groups Silent on Shalit

    03/16/2009 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Baruchg · 249+ views
    Israel National News ^ | March 16, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    NGO (Non-Government Organization) Monitor Professor Gerald Steinberg charged on Monday that human rights organizations “have released no more than a token demand” for the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. He cited Human Rights Watch and Oxfam for their silence in efforts to free the soldier, abducted on June 25, 2006. “Their shameful silence on Shalit's fate amounts to a betrayal of universal human rights,” he stated. His captors’ denial of visits from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) violates the Geneva Convention, “a grave contravention of one of the foundations of international humanitarian law.” Shalit was...
  • (Time Mag's) Joe Klein Caught Making Things Up

    12/18/2009 12:10:15 PM PST · by pissant · 20 replies · 920+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/09 | Michael Goldfarb
    And of course, stories that Joe Klein makes up get recycled in Palestinian propaganda. Ben Smith reports: U.S. and Israeli officials are dismissing an eyebrow-raising claim from a prominent Palestinian activist and official, Mustafa Barghouti, in today's International Herald Tribune. "The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stands up and walks out on the U.S. envoy, George Mitchell, every time the American envoy mentions East Jerusalem," Barghouti wrote in an op-ed deploring "U.S. and European inaction" in the face of Israeli intransigence. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, through a spokesman, dismissed the claim as "nonsense." "I have never heard such a thing,"...
  • Hamas releases cartoon about captured Israeli

    04/25/2010 10:30:57 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 720+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/25/10
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas has sent a sharp warning to Israel in the form of an animated film about an Israeli soldier it has held in Gaza for nearly four years. The short film appeared Sunday on the website of Hamas' armed wing. .
  • Israel strikes in Gaza after deadly rocket (reports of gunfire as well)

    03/18/2010 6:02:19 PM PDT · by milwguy · 10 replies · 445+ views
    al-Reuters ^ | 3/19/2010 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Israeli aircraft struck two targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said. There were no reported injuries in either strike. In one, missiles struck an open area near the town of Khan Younis. Another, near Gaza City, it a metal foundry. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom had said Israel would make a strong response to what was the first deadly rocket fire from Hamas-ruled Gaza at Israel in more than a year....
  • Al-Aqsa TV Vilifies Palestinian Authority: PA Security Forces Help Stereotypical Blood-Drinking Jews

    01/07/2010 4:58:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies · 322+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 1-7-09
    New Antisemitic Animated Film on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV Vilifies Palestinian Authority: PA Security Forces Help Stereotypical Blood-Drinking Jews Following are excerpts from an antisemitic cartoon on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV which vilifies the Palestinian Authority. The cartoon aired on Al-Aqsa TV on January 1, 2010.To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2323.htm. To view the MEMRI TV page for Hamas, visit http://www.memri.org/subject/en/94.htm. To view the MEMRI TV page for Al-Aqsa TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/content/en/tv_channel_indiv.htm?id=175. "We Swear That We Will Not Be Terrorized by [U.S. General] Dayton"Title: "'Required Vision' presents:" Israeli officer holds PA officer by the ear: "If the resistance...
  • Peretz: No decision to delay outpost evacuation

    06/26/2006 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 180+ views
    www.ynetnews.com ^ | (06.26.06, 22:19) | Ronny Sofer
    Peretz: No decision to delay outpost evacuation Police, IDF continue preparation for outpost evacuation, and thus far Defense Minister Amir Peretz has not postponed the plan; but Gaza incursion could cancel evacuation Ronny Sofer Despite the rising tensions with the Palestinians and the IDF's large-scale preparations for incursions into Gaza, Defense Minister Amir Peretz has not decided to cancel next week's evacuation of illegal outposts in the West Bank. However, defense officials said, "The evacuation is dependent on a possible incursion into the Gaza Strip." Officials estimated that should a large-scale offensive be launched to free abducted IDF soldier Gilad...
  • Poll: Majority of Palestinians back kidnappings, Qassam fire

    07/09/2006 12:13:08 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 27 replies · 588+ views
    Haaretz ^ | July 9, 2006 | Avi Issacharoff
    A sizable majority of Palestinians support the continued kidnappings of Israelis as well as persistent Qassam rocket fire as a means to pressure Israel to release Palestinian prisoners, according to a new poll commissioned by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Center, the results of which were released Sunday. Of the 1,197 respondents from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, 66.8 percent expressed support for further kidnappings of Israeli civilians while 77.2 percent backed the Kerem Shalom tunnel operation and subsequent kidnapping of Israel Defense Forces Corporal Gilad Shalit. Nonetheless, just 47.7 percent of those polled said they believed the...
  • Netanyahu: Shalit animation shows true nature of Hamas

    04/25/2010 5:45:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 504+ views
    haaretz ^ | 4/25/10 | Haaretz Service and DPA
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit out at the militant Palestinian organization Hamas on Sunday, after the group released an animted short film depicting abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been captive by Hamas in Gaza for nearly four years, returning to Israel in a coffin. The video, said Netanyahu was a reflection of "the true character of Hamas." "It is yet another despicable action aimed to help the Hamas leadership avoid making a decision regarding our offer for a prisoner swap deal which it has not responded to for many months," Netanyahu added. "This offer," Netanyahu said,...