web analytics
September 30, 2014 / 6 Tishri, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

During U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s trip to the Middle East, media outlets controlled by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party have been using racist rhetoric in their reports, referring to the American representative as the “black woman,” “raven,” “colored dark skinned black lady” and “black spinster.”

According to a translation by Palestinian Media Watch, the slurs were used by the PA-controlled daily Al Hayat Al Jadida and Al-Quds. The latter featured racist cartoons – in one instance depicting Rice pregnant with a monkey.

In a previous Al Hayat Al Jadida article, Rice is described three times as the “black woman,” and her father, who was an ordained Presbyterian minister, was called the “black clergyman [who filled Rice's head with Bible stories].” The article warned, “Beware of this ‘black spinster,’ we don’t want to say ‘the black widow’ out of respect for her femininity and her intelligence.”

Fatah Protests Rice Visit

While Rice traveled last week to Ramallah to meet Abbas, senior members of Abbas’s own Fatah party staged a protest outside the main government building in the city. After the meeting, Rice pledged to work with Abbas in forming a Palestinian state.

Most media coverage of the Ramallah protests claimed rally participants were affiliated with Hamas and Islamic Jihad. But the main protest organizer, who was leading the crowd outside the Rice-Abbas meeting was Zyad Abu Ein, a senior Fatah official and general manager of the PA̓s Ministry of Prisoners. Ein is well known to be a close Abbas confidante and is considered one of the most important members of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council.

This reporter filed a story from the scene in which hundreds of protesters chanted, “Down with America,” and “[Hizbullah leader Hassan] Nasrallah hit America.”

Ein also asked Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails to stage what he called a “day of rage” against Rice’s visit by not cooperating with prison wardens.

Iran Testing its Weapons on Israel

Tehran is using Hizbullah’s confrontation with the Jewish state to test the abilities of Iranian weapons and to observe Israeli military capabilities, according to Lebanon’s Druze leader, Walid Jumblatt. “Iran is bringing in [to Lebanon] sophisticated weaponry,” Jumblatt told WorldNet Daily.

“The Iranians are actually experimenting with different kinds of missiles in Lebanon by shooting them at the Israelis. Iran is using this violence to test certain of [Israel's] abilities,” Jumblatt said.

He said he fears Syria will take advantage of the growing crisis in Lebanon to reassert its influence in the country and convince the international community that Syrian domination of Lebanon is crucial to the stability of the Middle East.

Jumblatt warned that Syria might initiate a wave of terror in Lebanon following Israel’s military campaign there to further destabilize the country, including by assassinating the Lebanese prim minister.

“Now Assad can send into our country the same extremists he has been sending into Iraq to blow themselves up and wreak havoc here and blame it on al Qaeda. No one can prevent him from doing this.”

Asked if he feared another full-scale Syrian military occupation of Lebanon, Jumblatt said, “Another? In truth the Syrians never left Lebanon. They triggered this war through their proxy Hizbullah. They continue to hold us hostage.”

New Syrian Terrorist Group

A group claiming to operate out of Syria took credit Tuesday for what it said was an attack against Israeli troops near the Syria-Israel border, according to a source in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Ba’ath party. The claim preceded statements from Assad warning that Syria would “not be deterred” from helping Lebanon.

The group, calling itself the Popular Committee for the Liberation of the Golan, faxed a letter to Ba’ath party officials stating it planted a roadside bomb that targeted an Israeli army jeep today, killing one Israeli soldier.

A spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces said no soldiers were killed or injured Tuesday near the Israel-Syrian border. A mine did reportedly explode on the Syrian side of the border near Israeli military patrol units, but no injuries were reported among Israeli troops.

Israeli security officials said they had no information about the Popular Committee for the Liberation of the Golan.

The Ba’ath party official said the Popular Committee was formed last month in order to attack Israelis. The official said the group claims to consist of “hundreds” of Syrian volunteers, many from the Syrian border with Turkey.

Syria, along with Iran, is a primary sponsor of Hizbullah. Israel says Syria has been allowing weaponry, including thousands of rockets, to be transported from its borders to Hizbullah in Lebanon.

The leaders of Palestinian terror groups, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad, operate openly from Damascus. Syria is also accused by the U.S. of allowing insurgents to cross through its borders to attack American troops in Iraq. There have been reports of Syria providing weapons and intelligence information to the insurgents.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz and IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz have stated repeatedly since the inception of Israel’s military campaign against Hizbullah on July 12 that Israel has no intention of attacking Syria.

Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily.com. He is a co-host of ABC Radio’s nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show and can be heard regularly on other top American radio programs. Klein is editor of the Galil Report, an e-mail intelligence newsletter focused on news about Israel. Subscriptions are available at www.g2bulletin.com.

About the Author: Aaron Klein is a New York Times bestselling author and senior reporter for WND.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is KleinOnline.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
In Lebanon, smoke rises from a Sunni Muslim dominated neighborhood in Tripoli on August 21, 2014.
Iran, US Equip & Finance Lebanese Army to Fight ISIS
Latest News Stories
In Lebanon, smoke rises from a Sunni Muslim dominated neighborhood in Tripoli on August 21, 2014.

Wartime makes the strangest bedfellows. Iran and the United States are both equipping the Lebanese army to protect the country against ISIS.

Israeli companies are searching for energy resources anywhere and everywhere in the country in order to lower prices at the pump and in the home, but pulling the black gold from the earth sometimes comes with an environmental price tag.

Afek Oil and Gas has been blocked from drilling for oil on the Golan Heights, at least for now.

A 30-year-old man is listed in serious condition after setting himself afire at the Savion Junction in central Israel on Tuesday.

A Muslim football player was penalized in Kansas City for offering a quick prayerful gesture of thanks after scoring a touchdown for his team.

The Zim Shanghai moored a short while ago at the Port of Los Angeles.

The blatantly hostile state department press corps belittled and mischaracterized Netanyahu’s UN speech.

Children help clean up Ashkelon in an event organized by the Jewish National Fund, as part of Clean up the World Day, on Sept. 29, 2014.

Jews are becoming as safe in France as they are in Iraq, Yemen and Syria.

Children were rushed to bomb shelters in the Jerusalem neighborhood when Arabs began throwing explosives at the neighborhood and at Jewish toddlers playing near their nursery schools.

Volkswagen tries to cleanse its Nazi-linked past.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed for a much deserved lunch in Midtown Manhattan with Sheldon Adelson, at Fresco by Scotto, accompanied by 30 security guards. Bibi had the veal chop.

Rabbi David Kushner’s Ford Explorer was torched next to the Rodef Sholom Synagogue in Atlantic City on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

How can Netanyahu say that Iran, which hangs innocents, is like ISIS, which beheads them?

More than 500 Jews now live in the City of David and Silwan Valley.

ZIM may not call on the Port of Oakland again, certainly not until the ILWU 10 has a contract and guarantees to unload ZIM ships. Other shipping companies wary of the port’s unreliability may also consider the same.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/quick-takes-news-from-israel-you-may-have-missed-39/2006/08/02/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: