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  • 'I lost my sense of time, but didn't let go of the doorknob

    07/23/2017 5:52:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/23/17 | Tal Polon
    Michal Salomon, the wife of Elad Salomon, one of those murdered in the horrific terror attack in Neve Tzuf (Halamish) on Friday night, recounted the terrifying moments when her husband, his sister Haya, and their father, Yosef, were murdered. Michal and Elad had come with their 5 children to Neve Tzuf to spend Shabbat (the Sabbath) with Elad’s parents, Tova and Yosef, who were celebrating the birth of a new grandson with family and friends from the community. While most of the people remained in the kitchen at the end of the Shabbat meal, Michal had moved to the living...
  • 5 Hebron facts the UN needs to know

    07/23/2017 3:30:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | Jul 19, 2017 | Rabbi Chaim N. Cunin
    ï‚š ï‚™ On July 12, I joined hundreds of people from around the world at the Machpelah Cave in Hebron, the sacred resting place of our patriarchs and matriarchs. We came to pray and to strengthen one another, to honor and seek blessings from our ancestors, and to express love and appreciation for the brave Israel Defense Forces soldiers who protect the site. Six days earlier, UNESCO, the United NationsÂ’ (U.N.) world heritage body, sought to erase 3,753 years of history. In a shameless attempt to minimize the Jewish connection to this most ancient and revered Jewish site, it voted...
  • VIDEO: A Perfect Example of What Good Men Do

    07/23/2017 12:33:07 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 16 replies
    Geller Report ^ | July 23, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    I don’t know who this mensch, this hero, is, but I am totally in love.
  • Abbas suspends security coordination with Israel

    07/23/2017 11:13:21 AM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/23/17 | JTA
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas canceled scheduled security coordination meetings between Israeli and Palestinian officials. The meetings were cancelled on Sunday, two days after Abbas announced that PA leaders have frozen all contact with Israel over newly installed security measures at the Temple Mount. It is the first time that security cooperation has been halted since Abbas was elected leader of the PA nearly a decade ago, according to Israeli reports. Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told Ynet that Israel can manage without Palestinian security cooperation, but that the Palestinians will suffer without it. “We’ve managed for many years without...
  • Metal Detectors and Palestinian Lies

    07/23/2017 10:02:13 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    gatestone institute ^ | 7/22/17 | Bassam Tawil
    The controversy surrounding the Israeli authorities' decision to place metal detectors at the gates of the Temple Mount calls to mind the famous Arab saying, "he beat me and cried then came to me to complain." This inversion of reality is a common among perpetrators who pretend to be victims. The decision to install the metal detectors came after Arab terrorists murdered two Israeli police officers at the Temple Mount on July 14. The three terrorists -- Israeli Arab citizens from the city of Umm al-Fahm -- used a submachine gun and knives to carry out their attack. The weapons...
  • Mother of "Palestinian" who butchered Israeli family: “I am proud of my son. May Allah be pleased”

    07/23/2017 7:35:40 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 38 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 22 July 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Full Title: Video of mother of “Palestinian” Muslim who butchered Israeli family: “I am proud of my son. May Allah be pleased with him.” A young Muslim broke into a Jewish family home on Friday and murdered three Israelis in a brutal stabbing attack while the family was eating Shabbat dinner. Previous Geller Report coverage here. And his mother thinks he is a hero. Unspeakable barbarity. In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.
  • Time to deport Abbas

    07/22/2017 10:48:48 PM PDT · by Lera · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/23/17 | Jack Engelhard
    t’s the old game – Arabs attack and then Israel is blamed for defending itself. Following the murder of two Israeli soldiers on the Temple Mount, at the hands of three Muslim terrorists, Israel did what any sovereign nation would do; it took measures to make sure it doesn’t happen again. In this case, authorities installed security detectors at the entrances to the site to keep it safe and orderly. But Mahmoud Abbas and other Arab leaders could not resist the temptation to accuse Israel of acting provocatively against Muslim sensitivities. Abbas demanded bloodshed… and over the weekend an Arab...
  • WATCH: Joy turns to tragedy at scene of attack (Palestinian terrorist butchers family )

    07/22/2017 9:04:55 PM PDT · by Lera · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/23/17 | Chana Roberts
    ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav on Saturday night showed the scene of Friday's terror attack. On Friday night, a 19-year-old terrorist - aptly called a "beast" by Israeli prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu - murdered three members of the Salomon family and wounded a fourth. At the time, the family was eating their Friday night dinner, before holding a "shalom zachar," a traditional Friday night celebration afer the birth of a son. When the terrorist began his stabbing rampage , one of the women managed to hide her five children in a side room, locked it and called the police, thereby saving...
  • Trump State Dept Unsure Why Palestinian Terrorists Kill Israelis

    07/22/2017 9:35:50 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 70 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/21/17 | Adam Kredo
    Officials in the Trump administration's State Department are standing by a recent report criticized by Congress that blamed Israel for terror attacks and claimed Palestinians rarely incite violence, telling the Washington Free Beacon that it remains unclear why terrorists engage in violent acts. Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, criticized the State Department Thursday for releasing a report portraying Israel as the culprit in terrorism and downplaying Palestinian incitement of violent acts against the Jewish state, the Free Beacon first reported. Roskam demanded the State Department alter its report to bring it more in...
  • Breaking: Three Palestinians killed in 'day of rage' riots

    07/21/2017 8:48:18 AM PDT · by Lera · 19 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 7/21/17
    Three Palestinians killed in riots in east Jerusalem and its vicinity amid tensions at Jerusalem holy site; despite claims that they were shot in clashes with security forces, circumstances remain unclear; Friday prayers outside Al-Aqsa mosque in opposition to Israel's decision to leave metal detectors at compound's entrances were followed by small skirmishes which escalated into violent riots across the West Bank. *snip* A police spokesman said police had been targeted by flares in At-Tur, putting the lives of officers in danger, and had employed riot disposal means. *snip* The Palestinian Red Crescent says 41 Palestinians were taken to hospitals...
  • Turkey: Erdogan's Obsession to Take Jerusalem

    07/20/2017 5:10:20 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 07/17/2017 | Burak Bekdil
    - Simply put, Jerusalem's Judaic history dates back to thousands of years before the birth of Islam, only in the seventh century CE. - As an American friend delicately asked: "Isn't Turkey supposed to be investing millions to help rebuild Gaza?" - Not, it seems, when Islamist ideology is involved. Less than a year ago, Turkey and Israel agreed to end their six-year-long diplomatic stand-off and officially "normalized" their relations. They appointed ambassadors Kemal Okem to Israel and Eitan Na'eh to Turkey, two prominent career diplomats, who, since then, have been struggling actually to normalize formally normalized ties. As some...
  • Palestinians Oppose Israeli Metal Detectors at the Temple Mount

    07/21/2017 5:11:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 21, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    When it comes to Islamic justice, prayers are not enough. Last Friday, three Arabs killed two Israeli police officers who were guarding an entrance to Jerusalem’s holy compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. The police officers were shot with arms that had evidently been smuggled into the compound and stashed there. This latest attack was another in an unending series of terrorist murders of Israelis, but this time the attack took place at Old Jerusalem’s sacred site itself. It also may have been orchestrated by a Hezbollah-run cell, acting on orders...
  • UN envoy concerned over Temple Mount

    07/20/2017 11:59:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    arutz sheva ^ | 21/7/17 | Ben Ariel
    The United Nations envoy on Middle East peace, Nickolay Mladenov, on Thursday expressed deep concern over a surge in tensions and violence around Jerusalem's Old City. “I call on all concerned parties to de-escalate the situation and on moderate voices to speak up against those who try to fuel tensions,” Mladenov said in a statement published on his website. He welcomed the commitment of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to uphold and respect the status quo at Jerusalem’s holy sites, and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas's condemnation of violence, specifically the deadly attack on two Israeli policemen last Friday. “I...
  • Jordanian MP praises soldier who killed Israeli schoolgirls

    07/20/2017 11:46:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/17 | Elad Benari
    A Jordanian member of parliament has praised soldier Ahmed Daqamseh, who in 1997 shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls, as a hero, i24news reported Thursday. Dima Tahboub, a spokeswoman for the Islamic Action Front which is the political wing of Jordan’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, said Daqamseh was a hero because he was retaliating against Israel and the teenage girls were “enemies.” Tahboub’s comments were made in an interview with British journalist Tim Sebastian, according to i24news. Daqamseh was a soldier in the Jordanian army when he opened fire on a group of students who were visiting the “peace island”...
  • IDF readies 5 battalions in case Temple Mount clashes spread to West Bank

    07/20/2017 2:22:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/20/17 | Yoav Zitun
    The IDF said Thursday five battalions have been put on standby in the West Bank in light of the high tensions on the Temple Mount. After three Israeli Arabs came out of the Temple Mount complex armed and opened fire at an Israeli police force, killing two of the officers, Israel added metal detectors and security cameras at the entrance gates to the holy site to prevent the smuggling of more weapons inside. The added security was met with strong objection from the Palestinians, Israeli Arabs, other Arab nations and the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf. They claim the move constitutes a...
  • White House gingerly backs ‘goals’ of bill slashing PA funding

    07/19/2017 10:55:18 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 4 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | July 20, 2017 | Eric Cortellessa
    Breaking silence on stance over Taylor Force Act, Trump official stops short of endorsing legislation, but says administration supports objective. WASHINGTON — The White House said on Wednesday it supports the objective of a bill working its way through the Senate that would cut US funding to the Palestinians over salaries paid to terrorists and their families, but stopped short of endorsing the legislation. The Taylor Force Act, which is due for a vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before lawmakers leave for their August recess, would require the Palestinian Authority to stop paying stipends to the families of...
  • Palestinian Authority’s 2017 Budget Shows ‘Huge Increase’ in Funding for Terror Payments

    07/19/2017 10:42:58 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 7 replies
    The Algmeiner ^ | July 19, 2017 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    The Palestinian Authority’s 2017 budget shows a “huge increase” in the funding of salaries for imprisoned terrorists and the families of “martyrs,” an Israeli research institute revealed on Wednesday. According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the amount of money allocated by the PA for payments to terrorists jailed in Israel rose 13% this year to $158 million — compared to $135 million in 2016. During the same time frame, disbursements for family members of dead terrorists increased by 4% — to $197 million from $183 million. Overall, PMW said, the PA is spending $355 million this year on the direct...
  • Hamas admits Israel gives full religious freedom to Muslims

    07/19/2017 7:25:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 07/19/17 11:50 | Mordechai Sones
    The Hamas Islamic Resistance movement issued a press release by Ismail Haniyeh regarding developments in Al-Aqsa Mosque, in which they inadvertently admit that until this week’s Temple Mount closure, Israel has allowed practice of their faith “in complete freedom … for half a century”, reported The Tower. […] The claim that Israel plans to seize control of the mosque that sits on the Temple Mount has been at the heart of Muslim incitement against Jews for at least a century, and continues to be invoked across the Arab and Muslim world by leaders looking to deflect attention from themselves and...
  • On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes

    07/19/2017 5:54:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2017 4:40 PM EDT | Pablo Gorondi and Ilan Ben Zion
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union’s “crazy” insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties. Netanyahu was meeting with leaders of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia at a regional summit. Netanyahu was discussing Iran, Syria, the Islamic State group, and EU-Israel relations when some of his comments — and those of other leaders at the meeting closed to the media — were accidentally broadcast to journalists in another room. Netanyahu also made a rare public admission that Israel has struck Iranian arms convoys...
  • In 1964, the MiG-21 Scored Its First Kill — Against an American Oil Company

    07/19/2017 5:49:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 18, 2017 | Tom Cooper
    The Soviet MiG-21 is one of the most widely-produced and -exported fighter jets of all time. In the United States, the MiG-21 is perhaps best known for hunting American warplanes over Vietnam. The single-engine fighter is equally famous for its participation in various wars in the Middle East over the last half-century. You might therefore expect that the MiG-21’s first air-to-air kill occurred over Vietnam or the Middle East. In fact, the MiG’s first victim was a star-crossed oil-company plane blundering across Egypt. Egypt was the second Arab nation the USSR allowed to import MiG-21s. Cairo and Moscow signed a...