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  • Why Palestinians Riot Over Jewish Heritage Sites

    03/03/2010 5:14:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies · 477+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 3-3-10 | Moshe Dann
    Last week saw an upsurge in Palestinian riots and attacks against Israeli vehicles in Gaza and the West Bank. What crime did Israel commit to invite the wave of violence? Israel’s government simply announced that it intended to honor the country’s heritage by including the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem in a list of Israeli national “heritage” sites. The violence-fueled Palestinian reaction may seem entirely disproportionate to Israel’s offense. But a look at the historical background shows that it is not without grim precedent. For several decades, Palestinians have been attacking Jewish worshipers at...
  • Joseph s Tomb Booby-Trapped by PLO Forces

    04/04/2002 8:52:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 55 replies · 268+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4-4-02
    Large quantities of explosives have been placed in the Joseph’s Tomb complex in Shechem, preventing our forces now operating in Shechem from entering the holy site and liberating it once again from the hands of PLO militia forces. The IDF abandoned the holy site on 7 October 2000, in the beginning of the Oslo War, after soldier Madhat Yousef was permitted to bleed to death over a period of hours as the government negotiated with the PA to permit forces to extricate the army force and the gravely wounded soldier. Since that time, PA residents who immediately disgraced the sanctity...
  • Israel’s Latest Sin—Honoring Its Heritage

    03/02/2010 4:19:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies · 385+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 3-2-10 | P. David Hornik
    When the Israeli cabinet announced the other day that the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, would be included in a list of Israeli “heritage” sites, it touched off a wave of Palestinian violence and threats—along with diplomatic protests that were all too concordant with the Palestinian bullying.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has launched the “heritage” program as a way of strengthening Israelis’ connection with their Jewish and Zionist roots, initially left the two West Bank sites (though other West Bank sites were included) off the list, apparently fearing various kinds of fallout. Netanyahu...
  • 'Rachel's Tomb was never Jewish'

    03/07/2010 9:15:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies · 197+ views
    Speaking to Saudi paper, Turkish PM criticizes Israel's nat'l heritage list. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday continued his verbal assault on Israel, according to Saudi paper Al Wattan, which quoted him as saying that that al Aksa Mosque, the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb “were not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites.” Erdogan was referring to Israel’s recent inclusion of the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb on its national heritage list, but it was unclear why he mentioned the Aksa Mosque, since that site was not included. Speaking to Palestinian...
  • Rachel's Tomb to be "annexed" within Jerusalem security ring

    09/12/2002 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 15 replies · 253+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 9/12/2002 | Israel Insider
    The security cabinet approved on Wednesday Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's proposal to incorporate Rachel's Tomb, located outside of Bethlehem, within a security ring being built around Jerusalem. Access to the holy site was guaranteed by Israeli-Palestinian agreements but the violence of the past two years has made it difficult for worshippers to visit. Critics said the cabinet decision "annexed" the territory into Jerusalem city limits. The cabinet-approved plan calls for a new access road to the tomb to be built by the IDF and the Jerusalem Municipality. The army's roadblock and crossing point from Bethlehem into Jerusalem would be moved...
  • PM slams UNESCO's classifying Rachel's Tomb as a mosque

    10/29/2010 11:50:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    jpost ^ | 10/29/10 | Staff
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday slammed world culture organization UNESCO's decision to characterize the site of Rachel's Tomb as a Muslim mosque. "The attempt to separate the nation of Israel from its cultural heritage is absurd," said the prime minister. A statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office read, "It is unfortunate that an organization that was established with the goal of promoting the cultural preservation of historical sites around the world, is attempting due to political reasons to uproot the connection between the nation of Israel and its cultural heritage."
  • UN Org.: Rachel's Tomb is a Mosque

    10/30/2010 2:35:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz 7 ^ | 30/10/10 | Maayana Miskin
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted recently to officially declare Rachel's Tomb to be a mosque. UNESCO director Irena Bokova had previously stated “concern” at Israel's decision to treat the tomb as a heritage site. The vote called for Rachel's Tomb and the Tomb of the Patriarchs – the burial site of the other Biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs – to be removed from Israel's National Heritage list. The Palestinian Authority has claimed that Rachel's Tomb is holy to Muslims as the site of a mosque called the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque. The PA demands control over...
  • Routing for Rahel [Rachel's Tomb]

    02/12/2005 5:22:05 PM PST · by Alouette · 27 replies · 4,018+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 12, 2005 | Dave Bender
    We've succeeded in saving Rahel's Tomb," says Kever Rahel Fund founder and director Miriam Adani. Adani was responding to the decision by the High Court of Justice last week to dismiss petitions by 18 local Palestinians, together with the Bethlehem and Beit Jala municipalities, against construction of a bypass road leading to the compound. The new route will annex Rahel's Tomb to Jerusalem's municipal boundaries and place it within a segment of the planned "envelope" barrier being constructed along the city's southern perimeter. Adani, who established the Kever Rahel fund in 1999, reveals that for her and her supporters, the...
  • Until 1996, nobody called Rachel’s Tomb a mosque

    11/09/2010 7:34:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/9/10 | Nadav Shragai
    On October 21, UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared that Rachel’s Tomb near Jerusalem is the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque – endorsing a Palestinian claim that first surfaced only in 1996 and which ignores centuries of Muslim tradition. In a series of decisions condemning Israel, the UNESCO board called upon the government to rescind its decision in February to include Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Israel’s official list of national heritage sites.(snip) Yet anyone visiting the site today will find it difficult to identify the image known to generations of Jews.
  • Rachel's Tomb, a Jewish Holy Place, Was Never a Mosque

    11/09/2010 3:58:33 AM PST · by JCPA-JerusalemCenter · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | Nov. 2010 | Nadav Shragai
    * UNESCO has declared that Rachel's Tomb near Jerusalem is the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque - endorsing a Palestinian claim that first surfaced only in 1996 and which ignores centuries of Muslim tradition. * As opposed to the Temple Mount and the Cave of the Patriarchs which also serve as the location of mosques, Rachel's Tomb never served as a mosque for the Muslims. The Muslim connection to the site derives from its relation to Rachel and has no connection to Bilal ibn Rabah, Mohammed's first muezzin. * Rachel's Tomb, located some 460 meters south of Jerusalem's municipal boundary, has...
  • UNRWA Director Backtracks on 'Right of Return' Criticism

    11/03/2010 3:03:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 11/3/10 | Maayana Miskin
    An UNRWA director has apologized after his comments on the “right of return” led to a backlash. Andrew Whitley, the outgoing head of UNRWA's New York office, had said that the Arab world's focus on “return” to Israel was a “cruel illusion.” On Wednesday, Whitley said he had realized his previous statements were “inappropriate and wrong.” The statements do not reflect UNRWA's views, he said. He sent a written apology to UNRWA headquarters, saying, “I wish to put this letter on the public record out of concern that what I said in Washington could be interpreted in ways that negatively...
  • IRAQ Al Qaeda threat: Christians are legitimate targets

    11/03/2010 2:45:58 AM PDT · by Traianus · 17 replies
    ASIA NEWS ^ | 11/03/2010 | Asianews
    e-mail this to a friend printable version » 11/03/2010 09:20IRAQAl Qaeda threat: Christians are legitimate targetsThe authors of the terrorist massacre in the Baghdad church publish a message on the internet that is a threat to all Christians, and make explicit reference to the Vatican. Baghdad (AsiaNews / Agencies) – “The ultimatum made two days ago to the church of Egypt for the release of two Muslim women held prisoner, has expired. We have had no response and now you are all involved in the war on Islam , so be careful of the souls of your followers. "...
  • Man Jailed for Stealing Pretty Employee's Picture

    10/19/2010 2:24:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Eman Al Baik
    He was also charged with stealing two shields from Dubai Customs office at the airportThe Dubai Criminal Court awarded three Bangladeshis, including an office boy of the Customs office of Dubai International Airport who stole a picture of a pretty female employee, three months in jail followed by deportation. The office boy, JRK, and his two compatriots SKS and SFM, who work for Group 4 Falak - a company assigned by the airport to perform services, were charged with stealing from the luggage of passengers. JRK was also charged with stealing two shields of Dubai Customs. SFM, who was detained...
  • Sudan objects to UN plans for new border troops

    10/16/2010 1:56:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, October 16, 2010 | unattributed
    The Sudanese government has said the UN cannot move new troops to its tense North-South border without its consent. It comes after the UN's peacekeeping chief said troops would be sent to "hotspots" at the request of the semi-autonomous South's president... in the run-up to a referendum on Southern independence due to be held in January... The referendum was part of a 2005 peace deal that ended the civil war. On Friday, UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said the UN force would increase its presence along the 2,000km (1,250 mile) border. He said the increase would be limited to...
  • Pakistan accuses the White House of exaggerating Al Qaeda terror threat

    10/09/2010 1:57:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Daily Mail Reporter ^ | 12:42 PM on 8th October 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The U.S. has been accused by a top Pakistani diplomat of exaggerating the terror threat from Al Qaeda for political ends.Intelligence officials also suggested the White House has tried to 'stitch together' rumours of attacks to ramp up security fears. The U.S. warned last weekend of an increased risk of terrorist attacks in Europe and possibly an assault on transport infrastructure. Security agents in Britain, France and Germany also warned Al Qaeda terrorists were planning a Mumbai-style atrocity in Europe. Britain raised the terrorism alert level in its advice from travellers to Germany and France to 'high' from 'general' but...
  • Organization of the Islamic Conference issues veiled threat against Danish government

    10/01/2010 12:01:38 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    OIC Secretary General condemns publication of the Book “Tyranny of Silence” The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu today strongly condemned the publication of the book entitled “Tyranny of Silence” in Denmark. The book contains a compilation of denigrating caricatures and cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) published by the Jyllands Posten in 2005 which aroused worldwide condemnation and denunciation, and caused hurt and insult to the sentiments of Muslims around the world. The OIC Secretary General expressed his dismay and disappointment at the release of the book despite the fact that he and some...
  • Obama weighs in on Koran issue

    09/09/2010 7:07:26 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 09/09/2010
    Obama comments as Christian leaders make pleas urging pastor to stop Koran burning event. Florida - Pastor - United States - Terry Jones - President
  • Jihad for the Sake of Allah, Cut of the Head of Jews!~ Video

    03/21/2010 3:04:23 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 15 replies · 382+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | March 21st, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Aren’t we told over and over that Islam is a religion of peace? If so why is this Muslim saying to kill Jews in the name of Islam? Why is the crowd cheering him on, as he says to cut off the heads of Jews? Near the end we see another British traitor, who has turned on his own country by siding with Islam. Hat tip to ex-Muslim Sajid Khan. WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT:
  • Chronology of early Islam (83 wars in 154 years!)

    07/21/2010 12:17:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Notice how closely Islam's inception is associated with war. From 623 to 777, a span of 154 years, there are 83 military conflicts involving the Muslims...and that is just what I have recorded here.  Is Islam a religion of peace?  Muslims tell me it is.  But.... 570 - Birth of Muhammad in Mecca into the tribe of Quraish. 577 - Muhammad's mother dies. 580 - Death of Abdul Muttalib, Muhammad's grandfather. 583 - First journey to Syria with a trading Caravan. 595 - Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years older than him. 595 - Second journey to Syra. 598...
  • "Islam: What the West Needs to Know" [documentary film, 2005 (2006?)]

    01/26/2006 6:21:12 PM PST · by Dajjal · 30 replies · 7,001+ views
    Quixotic Media, LLC ^ | no date (Jan. 2006?) | Quixotic Media, LLC
    Where it's playing: The film will premiere at the American Film Renaissance’s Hollywood Film Festival on January 15, 2006 at 3PM. About the project: What the West Needs to Know Islam, violence, and the fate of the non-Muslim world. 95 mins Main Idea Virtually every major Western leader has over the past several years expressed the view that Islam is a peaceful religion and that those who commit violence in its name are fanatics who misinterpret its tenets. This claim, while widely circulated, rarely attracts serious public examination. Relying primarily on Islam’s own sources, this documentary demonstrates that Islam is...