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Samaria Activist Yossi Dagan Asked By Brooklynites To Talk About Israeli Resiliency and Terror on 9/11

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Samaria Regional Council Chairman Yossi Dagan spent Sunday evening after a day of “9/11″ ceremonies explaining Israeli survival skills and resiliency to a gathering of more than 70 residents in the upscale Basil’s restaurant in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Many of those who attended had their own history of trauma, with the violence of the recent 25th anniversary of the August 19, 1991 riots in Crown Heights more than just a passing memory.

The event, a memorial evening of solidarity, was appropriately dubbed “Resiliency In The Face Of Terror.”

The evening began with a moment of silence to honor the thousands of innocent victims who died as a result of the Al Qaeda terrorist attack on 9/11, and a short prayer in memory of the 3,000 victims by Rabbi Mendy Margolin.

Dagan arrived after having first paid his respects to the fallen at the site of the attack in Manhattan; the hijackers had also carried out simultaneous attacks at the Pentagon and — foiled by passengers in their attempt to reach the White House — crashing a fourth plane in a field in Pennsylvania.

“On this day I was humbled to visit Ground Zero to share my sympathy for the families and solidarity with the American people,” Dagan said. “Coming from Shomron (Samaria) and representing a community that suffers from terrorism I understand how difficult this is.”

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman introduced Dagan, saying, “We Americans can learn a lot from how Israelis persevere despite the threat of terror, and how they continue to live meaningful productive lives even after experiencing many horrific attacks.”

Clara Perez, general manager of Basil, told JewishPress.com that the restaurant made a special order of wine from Shomron in honor of the event. ” #BDS — ‘Buy Davka Shomron’,” she declared.

Dagan told the gathering that he came to the United States to participate in a series of events aimed at confronting the BDS movement on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.

“More than 35 members of Congress attended our conference against BDS and a Shomron Wine Tasting evening in the Capitol Building,” Dagan said.

“The Shomron (Samaria in Hebrew) is at the forefront of the battle for standing up to the haters of Israel. I was moved by the very warm reception of the Jewish community in New York who showed their support for Shomron, the heartland of Israel.”

Dagan said he also visited The Ohel – the resting place of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory – in order to pray for the safety and security for the people living in Shomron.

Hana Levi Julian

9/11: The Collapse of Civilization

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Not only the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11. An entire concept collapsed with them.

The entire idea of the modern nation-state, which beheads the king, confines God to the church interior and enthrones man and society instead – all collapsed like a house of cards to the call of Allah-hu-akbar emanating from the cockpit just a second before the impact that shook the world.

The president of the one and only world power, the standard-bearer of the ideology of liberty and prosperity that had triumphed over totalitarianism, communism and fascism, successfully navigated the stormy twentieth century and remained alone in the face of the collapse of all its competitors – did not know how to respond. The blow that he had received did not bear the return address of a nation state.

A culture had attacked him, a religion had attacked him, a nation had attacked him. But a territory had not attacked him and neither had a state. With no other alternative, George Bush convinced his citizens that the state of Iraq was the enemy. He conquered it, hung Sadaam Hussein and of course – lost.

“If you can’t beat them, join them,” said the Americans – and elected a president named Hussein who energetically dispensed of the remaining values that had built the liberty state.

The American public is disgusted with him and is turning to the opposite poll; to a vulgar politician who, without Obama’s legacy, would not have gotten past the very first primaries.

But America will never be ‘great again.’ Like Bush and most of the politicians, neither Trump (nor Clinton) understands the problem. They do not have the tools to deal with it, if it is at all possible.

Since the Twin Towers collapsed, the modern nation state has been collapsing, as well. The values built by the nation-states are not capable of dealing with the challenge of Islam. The first to collapse were the Middle-Eastern states that really never were nation states to begin with. The greater Arab nation is rapidly returning to its natural, pre-Sykes-Picot tribal formation. It doesn’t stop there, however. The nation states of Western Europe cannot stand up against the Moslem offensive. They have become unrecognizable and their fate is shrouded in uncertainty.

Judaism is the only identity that inherently combines nationality and religion. Our nationality is Jewish – and so is our religion. One can be an Arab Israeli. But it is impossible to be an Arab Jew.

“In Judaism, G-d is not the focal point and neither is man. The dialogue between them is the focal point.” (Rabbi Uri Cherki)

This unique integration gives the Jewish State (exclusively) the basis to deal, as a modern state, with the challenge that has propelled an entire shaken civilization into collapse before our very eyes.

Moshe Feiglin

Sunday Express, NYT: Hillary Clinton Diagnosed With Pneumonia [video]

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The UK-based Sunday Express, as well as the New York Times, both report that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s personal physician diagnosed her last week with pneumonia — and that is why she became “overheated” and collapsed Sunday just after leaving memorial ceremonies marking 9/11 in New York.

According to a statement reported Sunday night in both papers, Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s doctor said: “Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia.

“She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule.

“While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.”

The Clinton campaign, meanwhile, issued a statement, saying: “Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen. During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better.”

Clinton herself was able to walk out of her daughter Chelsea Clinton’s building in Manhattan at midday Sunday, more than an hour after aides rushed her there following a “medical episode.”

Here’s a video of Clinton bright and chipper after ‘resting’ at her daughter’s apartment:

About 90 minutes into the morning ceremony Clinton said she felt unwell while marking the 9/11 Al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center in New York. She and her entourage quietly left at around 9:30 am, just prior to the ceremonial reading of names of those who died at the site.

A video surfaced shortly after, showing her walking unsteadily towards her motorcade with a female aide bracing her, one arm under her left elbow and forearm. Another female aide was carrying her bag. The video showed the candidate leaned up against a pillar at the curb, clearly waiting for aides to help her into the car. It was obvious she couldn’t make it there on her own – in fact, she could barely keep herself standing at all.

As a female aide tried to help her take a step, Clinton’s legs buckled and she slumped. About half a dozen male Secret Service security personnel suddenly, quickly streamed in to lift the candidate and bodily place her in the car as others blocked as much visual access to the sight as possible.

The car zoomed off, and media communication was cut off instantaneously. No cameras or reporters were allowed to follow, nor were any questions answered for more than an hour. No one was told where Clinton went or why.

She later turned up at her daughter’s residence in Manhattan, and well over an hour later, walked out of the building on to the sidewalk waving and smiling, and telling those gathered, “I’m feeling great. It’s a beautiful day in New York.”

But if Clinton is in otherwise good health and “recovering nicely,” why did she rush home to Chappaqua?

Up to this point, Clinton supporters and the anti-Trump movement have worked exceptionally hard to make the point that a fit of coughing (which Clinton has had more than once) and a history of cerebral blood clots (she has had at least two) should not be enough to sideline a candidate.

Calls for both candidates to release their medical records – and the seeming reluctance of both to do so – have given credence to the claims of these supporters that Clinton’s medical history may not be any more of an issue than Trump’s, since it’s impossible to know what he’s hiding either.

But taken in context of Sunday’s events, that no longer holds true. Trump has never folded while on the campaign trail, and we have watched Clinton fade more than once. Life in the White House is not the bowl of cherries one might believe it to be, and taking one’s place at the desk in the Oval Office is, at the best of times, little short of entering a shark tank without a harpoon or a protective cage.

Campaign officials flatly refused to reveal whether Clinton saw a doctor after her “medical episode.” But it’s obvious that if she didn’t, she certainly should have. And it’s well past due time for both candidates — neither of whom is any kind of spring chicken — to release their full medical records and have done with it. The American people also need to consider what kind of a president would be foolish enough to avoid a doctor in order to stay in the electoral race – or just as bad, what kind of president would hide whatever health issues he or she might have from his own people, in order to get into office or stay there.

Hana Levi Julian

Tamar Yonah Show – The World, 15 Years After the 9-11 Attack [audio]

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

It’s been 15 years now after the 9-11 attack on the United States. Where is the World now, in the course of history? Are we safer now than we were then? And if not, why? What mistakes is the world making in quelling the terror?

Tamar speaks with Shifra Hoffman of VictimsOfArabTerror.org and Shuva.net as they cover the news in Israel and around the world. Also, INTR’s Technician ‘The K-Man’ has returned from a trip to Sweden. Tamar talks to him about traveling on the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Plus, listeners call in and give their take on the security situation of the world today.

The Tamar Yonah Show 11Sept2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Netanyahu Marks 15 Years After 9/11, Welcomes Facebook Delegation to Israel [video]

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 Al Qaeda attack on America, with a special opening statement at Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting.

“Our memories are long,” the prime minister said, “our determination is boundless.

“Civilized societies must band together to defeat these forces of darkness, and I’m sure we will,” he said.

Netanyahu also said the fight against terrorism is being waged on the social media networks, and noted that a senior delegation from Facebook is currently in Israel.

“The goal here is to improve cooperation against incitement… to terror and murder on the social network,” he said.

“The internet has brought considerable blessing to humanity, but folded within it – to our regret – is also a curse, because terrorists and inciters are using the internet to attack mankind,” he pointed out.

There have been mixed results from past efforts to stymie publicity gambits by terrorist groups, anti-Semitic and BDS hate groups on the Facebook social media site, along with successful ploys by those entities to kick off pro-Israel advocates and support groups.

Netanyahu said Israel would fight these phenomena. “Therefore I welcome the cooperation, or at least the desire for cooperation, that Facebook is showing, and we hope that these will lead to better results,” he said.

Hana Levi Julian

Hillary Clinton Taken from 9/11 Ceremony for Medical Reasons [video]

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Video of the “medical episode” at the bottom of the article.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton experienced a “medical episode” during a 9/11 ceremony that forced her to leave, a law enforcement source who witnessed the event told Fox News.

The Democratic campaign released a statement saying Clinton left the 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York early on Sunday because she “felt overheated.”

“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement, adding, “During the ceremony, she felt overheated so [she] departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better.”

Rik Leventhal of Fox News tweeted, citing the source, that it looked as if Clinton had fainted on her way into a van and was aided by her security detail. The source said the candidate was “clearly having some type of medical episode.”

The Fox News report said Clinton “stumbled off the curb,” her “knees buckled” and she lost a shoe, as she was being helped away from the ceremony.

Fix News cited a second law enforcement source who confirmed that Clinton had left the 9/11 event because she wasn’t feeling well.

Clinton’s campaign has not yet respond to the breaking news.

The video of Hillary’s collapse (watch in full-screen mode):

Video of Hillary after resting at her daughter’s apartment:

David Israel

Denied & Covered Up Since 2001: NY Radio Stars Blamed 9/11 On Israel & Jews

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

{Originally posted to the author’s website, The Lid}

On Thursday Lidblog posted remembrances of that horrible day that changed the world, 9/11/01. It’s important to continue the story because September 12th is also imbued with memories of hatred, but a different kind.

After driving in to Manhattan on the day after the attack (Wednesday) we told everyone who showed up at the office to take the rest of the week off. America was in shock, New Yorkers were in shock, and my team was certainly in shock. Let’s face it with there was no way anyone could concentrate on something as trivial such as a children’s magazine (at the time I was the publisher of Nickelodeon Magazine).

That 9/12 drive home is scorched into my memory as much as the 9/11 drive described yesterday.  also. Not because of the still-opaque black curtain still obscuring the view of downtown Manhattan, or the sandpaper-like air that still filled my lungs every time I inhaled, but for the hatred coming from the car radio. Instead of trying to unite the country against the terrorist threat of al Qaeda, hosts of one of the top radio shows in afternoon drive, in the biggest radio market in America, spewed venom against an ethnic group in America. Normally that kind of hatred would lead to a suspension. However, rather than discipline their cash cows, the radio station covered up the incident by “conveniently” losing the tape of that day’s show.

Fifteen years later these hosts have never acknowledged their mistake and have never apologized. Even worse, they ignore the truth and deny what they did (one of them denied it as recently as Sept. 2016).

As I did every drive home, on Sept. 12th the car radio was tuned to NY Sports radio station WFAN. A good thing about leaving early was getting to listen to station’s afternoon stars, Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo. These two were entertaining, not only because of their extensive sports knowledge, but because listeners could tell these two really hated each other; there was always an undercurrent of tension because an argument could spring up at any moment.

This day however, the day after the attack on American soil these two agreed. They agreed to launch a fact deprived commentary blaming both Israel and American Jews for the attack on America the day before.

As they went on Russo opined (and Francesca agreed) that American Jews needed to prove their loyalty as Americans; choose between Israel, which Mike called “a failed experiment,” and the U.S. The two bigots suggested Jews in America should take a loyalty oath to the country to prove that they were loyal to the US and not Israel.

How did WFAN react to this blatant Antisemitism? Suspension? On-air apologies? After all this is the station that six years later fired Don Imus their morning drive host and number one money-maker. Imus was fired for joking the Rutgers girls’ basketball team were a bunch of “nappy-headed hos.”  For the 9/12 display of bigotry, WFAN reacted by sweeping their comments under the rug, their two cash-cow of bigots denied it ever happened, and the station even claimed they “lost” the tape of the day’s programming.

NY Post columnist Phil Mushnick blasted the pair more than once for their denials.

In a rare case of concentrating on their mission instead of working to elect Democrats and pushing progressive causes, the Anti-Defamation League which was flooded with calls, sent a letter to the station which said in part:

“Since September 12th, ADL offices in the tri-state area have been flooded with calls complaining about comments made by “Mike and the Mad Dog” show hosts Mike Francesa and Chris Russo. The complaints focus on the hosts suggesting the motive behind the World Trade Center attack is U.S. support for the State of Israel or, more importantly, suggesting a divided loyalty for American Jews between our country and Israel.”

As of November 2009, the ADL never received a response from their letter:

“From: ADL Media [mailto:ADLMedia@adl.org]

Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 11:42 AM

Subject: RE: Abraham H. Foxman’s letter to WFAN in 2001

As far as we can recollect, we had no response from WFAN”

When the NY Post’s Mushnick wrote about the incident in the weeks after 9/11, the sports talkers took to the airwaves to express their denial.

A year after the 9/12 bias attack Mushnick responded:

“… Francesa’s claim that I fabricated quotes, then attributed them to him is a total lie because I never quoted either Francesa or Russo in that column. I couldn’t quote them because WFAN claimed that it did not tape that particular segment.
But I did hear them – first-hand, not “second or third-hand” – then wrote a column critical of them for characterizing the 9/11 attacks as the fault of Israel, and by extension, American Jews……The fact that no tape was, in Francesa’s words, “ever found” – he failed to mention WFAN’s claim not to have taped the segment I wrote about – was used by Francesa, Monday, as proof that I fabricated a story about him.”

 

Like Mushnick, I heard it with my own ears.

In a 2009 column Mushnick added:

Days after the 9/11 attacks, Francesa, global affairs expert (it’s a gift), launched two bigoted, backwoods and facts-depraving commentaries blaming both Israel and American Jews for America’s peril at the hands of terrorists.
Francesa also said the Jews he knows are disloyal Americans in that they would go to war to defend Israel but not the United States.
In the wake of an attack on the U.S. by Islamic lunatics, Francesa even called upon American Jews to prove their virtue as Americans, to choose between Israel, which he called “a failed experiment,” and the U.S.
As a third-generation American Jew, whose great-uncle was a WWI doughboy, and whose father was a WWII Naval Lt., then commander of the Staten Island chapter of the Jewish War Veterans, I was, shall we say, displeased by Francesa’s determination that the time had come for me to swear allegiance to the United States.
On Sept. 23, 2001 the above appeared in this column. In WFAN’s response, on behalf of Francesa, station boss Mark Chernoff denied that Francesa said any of that — despite thousands, including WFAN staff, having heard what I’d heard. My challenge to produce those tapes was ignored.

 

Website Bob’s Blitz has evidence that there were recordings of that day’s shows.

 Some have alleged that WFAN claimed after the shows in question to have ‘lost the tapes.’ Francesa claimed in his retort that WFAN never made tapes.
Here is what WFAN’s website looked like in September of 2001. Not only did they have Real Media files online…they had some from callers! That indicates that not only did they have tapes of specific interviews but that they were also running the recorder for the entire show as caller tapes were produced.
wfanseptember2001

 

Earlier this week, just days before the 15th anniversary of the day Mike and the Mad Dog flooded NY’s airways with hatred, Francesca (who now does afternoon drive on WFAN solo) responded to a caller who asked about the call for a Jewish loyalty oath almost a decade and a half earlier, by saying, “anything that was brought up is utter utter nonsense”

I am told that that his former partner Chris Russo also denies what thousands of people heard with their own ears. There is no way for me to report that for sure since I haven’t listened to WFAN since 9/12/01 nor have I tuned into the Chris Russo branded sports channel on Sirrus/XM, I do check search engines a few times a year in an attempt to find updates.
Like most Americans who suffered through those horrible days, the sounds, tastes and pictures of the ghastly attack on America are embedded in my memory.  In the aftermath of that beautifully clear day in mid-September 2001, most Americans, stood united against the hatred of al Qaeda. But here in New York City, two sportscasters chose not to stand united against the hatred of Islamist Terrorism; instead they chose to create even more hatred.

 

On Sunday we commemorate fifteen years since that first 9/11 horror and the one in Benghazi four years ago. It is well past the time for WFAN, Francesa and Chris Russo admit their mistake and apologize for their hatred. If you agree please contact Francesa, Russo and/or WFAN –tell them you saw proof of what they did, and ask why they never admitted their mistake and/or apologized.

Please help by contacting them in one (or many) of the following ways:

  • Email program manager Eric Spitz here espitz@wfan.com or call the station at 212-314-9200 to comment on Francesa.
  • As for Mr. Russo you can call Sirrus/XM corporate offices @ 212-584-5100 to tell them you think the Mad Dog should fess up and apologize.
  • Russo’s channel has a Facebook page were you can comment (click here).
  • Francesa doesn’t have a Facebook page, but WFAN’s page can be reached (and commented on) by clicking here.
Jeff Dunetz

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