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Man Loses Eye to Arab Road Terror Near Hadera

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

A man lost an eye after he was attacked last Friday by an Arab in a road terror attack on Route 65 near Hadera. The attack was not publicized by mainstream media, nor did police disseminate information to the public about the danger to motorists on the road.

This past Saturday night, the Hebrew-language 0404 website also reported on a gang of Arabs who attacked a couple of Jews walking their dogs in the community of Beit Dagan. The attackers hurled rocks and even citrus fruits at the man and woman as they were walking their dogs in an orchard. The pair released the dogs, who then defended their owners and drove away the attackers.

The potentially deadly road terror attack that took place last Friday, however, came out of the blue — according to the 56-year-old Jewish driver — who told 0404 he was driving at the time along Route 65 near Talmei Elazar, next to Hadera.

The driver, whose name is Shimon, said a car passed his and then just cut him off and blocked him on the road. The Arab then got out of his car, screaming threats and curses, and started to hit him with his hands. When Shimon told him he was calling the police, the Arab pulled out a crowbar and beat Shimon in the face and over the head.

“I lost my eye and I’m still in the hospital,” Shimon told 0404. “I hope the police will take this incident seriously, because up to this point, I have heard no warnings to the public about this kind of terror that can threaten people who are on the roads.”

A staff member in the hospital expressed his own shock that such an event could even take place, regardless of motive.

“I have an infant seat in my own car,” he said, “a first aid kit, some wood treatment and CDs. This Arab had a crowbar in order to harm Jews. I just don’t understand how such a story does not grab the headlines in this country.”

As a matter of fact, police had not publicized the attack at all, despite having received several reports by eyewitnesses to the incident, who called the police hotline.

 

 

Coalition Runs Away from Elections and Delays Vote on Jewish State Bill

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has decided to postpone a scheduled vote this week on the “Jewish State Bill,” during which time he will try to come up with a version that is acceptable to coalition partners, who does not want to see the government fall and then have to risk serious losses in new elections.

As The Jewish Press reported here and here, the media mania over early elections – two years before the government’s term ends – makes great headlines but is mostly wishful thinking by Netanyahu’s enemies, which include the establishment print and electronic media and his coalition “partners.”

The largest party in the government after the Likud is Yesh Atid, headed by Yair Lapid. He has said he could back a milder version of the Jewish State idea, which has been resented in three versions.

The bill has given Israel a huge black eye around the world, mainly because most people don’t have a clue what they are talking about or simply decide that calling Israel a “Jewish” state means it will be less of a “democratic” state.

If “democracy” means a form of government, the bill changes nothing, but “democracy” has become one of those holy terms, like ”human rights” and “freedom [to kill, incite, be a traitor or simply blow up the world]” that people toss around to support their agenda.

The arguments over the bill have become a joke, mainly because the coalition leaders are using it to make themselves popular among their supporters while knowing that if they go to the polls, the entire country will be angry at everyone for a useless exercise that, barring a change in the rotation of the Earth, will leave Netanyahu in power and Lapid and Tzipi Livni with less seats in the Knesset.

The Jewish Home party, headed by Naftali Bennett, likely would gain seats, making the coalition even more right wing than it is now.

The strongest version of the Jewish State bill, which might not pass the test of Israel’s left-leaning Supreme Court, would leave Hebrew as the only official language and would downgrade Arabic to having a special status.”

It also would define the country as aiming to “settle Jews’ in Israel, without any mention of Arabs. Of course, that is exactly what Israel does anyway, put putting it writing is somehow “undemocratic.”

It also is meaningless. It is like stating that the country should “try to encourage everyone to be vegetarian.”

A milder version of the bill ignores the issue of language and settling Jews, and it does not refer to vegetarians or those who are carnivorous.

 

Public Security Ministers Threatens to Bar MKs from Temple Mount

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch told Israeli television Wednesday that he will prohibit Knesset Members from visiting the Temple Mount if he thinks doing so will endanger the public, meaning that it will anger the Arab Muslims who endanger public security.

In response, the spokesman for Housing Minister Uri Ariel, a frequent visitor to the Temple Mount, told The Jewish Press, “It won’t happen. Aharonovitch has brought up the idea before, and it is just political propaganda.”

He added that if Aharonovitch, a member of the Yisrael Beitenu party, would think about what will happen to the coalition government if he is serious about such a drastic move.

If visits by MKs “may lead to riots, I will not allow them to go,” he told Channel 1.

That is how Aharonovitch keep the public order. Don’t let the Jews “make trouble” and the Arabs won’t make trouble.

And once the Arabs understand that, Aharonovitch will have to start maintaining public security by issuing one-way tickets for Jews to leave the country

Before that happens, he has a better idea – using magnometers to screen Arabs before they enter the site.

It is not such a new concept. They were used until the intifada began to take a brief recess in the late 1990s when then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak was ready to hand over almost all of Judea and Samaria and parts of Jerusalem to Yasser Arafat.

Months after the magnometers were removed. The Oslo War, or Second Intifada, broke out, but no Public Security minister thought that maybe putting them back into use would keep out terrorists.

It took nearly three weeks after the attempted murder of Temple activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick for Aharonovitch to wake up and decide to use magnometers again.

Of course using them might make Arabs anger.

Rabbi Glick, whose medical condition has improved to the point where doctors report his life no longer is in danger, will undoubtedly wasn’t to thank God for his remarkable recovery by ascending the Temple Mount.

But that might incite riots.

Will Aharonovitch elevate Rabbi Glick to the status of Knesset Member and tell him to go home?

Better yet, perhaps Aharonovitch will go home.

Negev Bedouin and Galilee Arabs Join Rock-Throwing Hat Festival

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Bedouin rock-throwers the area of the city of Hura, north of Be’er Sheva, lightly injured a bus passenger in a rock-throwing attack Monday afternoon.

In the north, Israeli Arabs hurled rocks at a bus near Nazareth, in the Lower Galilee, causing damage to the bus but no injuries.

POLL RESULTS: Jerusalem Riots and the Temple Mount Status Quo

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Makor Rishon ran a fascinating poll this week, asking Israelis for their opinions on the current status quo on the Temple Mount, as well as who is responsible for the recent violence in Jerusalem.

1) Do you know what the status quo currently is on the Temple Mount?

Know: 61%
Don’t know: 22%
Might know, but not sure: 17%

2) Do you support removing the restrictions on Jews on the Temple Mount?

Against removing restrictions: 34%
Support removing restrictions: 37%
Don’t Know: 29%

3) If an arrangement were set up on the Temple Mount like it is in the Tomb of the Patriarchs, such that there is separation between Jews and Muslims, would this calm the situation?

It would create more conflict: 37%
It would calm things down: 40%
Don’t know: 23%

4) In your opinion, who is primarily to blame for disturbances over the past few months in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount?

Arabs: 55%
Jews: 19%
Police: 10%
Don’t know: 22%

4a) Same question, results broken up by sector:

Secular:

Arabs: 60%
Jews: 28%
Police: 12%

Hareidi:

Arabs: 80%
Jews: 5%
Police: 15%

Religious:

Arabs: 71%
Jews: 2%
Police: 27%

Arab:

Arabs: 5%
Jews: 65%
Police: 30%

 

The poll was held by telephone on the 4th and 5th of November. 501 people answered above the age of 18.

Road Terror Continues in Jerusalem

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Arabs in Jerusalem hurled rocks at passing motorists on Thursday in the mixed Arab-Jewish neighborhood of A-Tur (Abu Tor).

Six vehicles were damaged in separate rock attacks by Arabs but miraculously, none of the drivers or their passengers were physically hurt.

Border Patrol police officers searched the surrounding area of the attacks for the perpetrators and investigators will follow up, police said.

Sixteen people were arrested Wednesday by Jerusalem District Police for disrupting the public order.

In the past two weeks, nearly 200 suspects – 188 people, including 71 minors under age 18 – were arrested on charges of disrupting the public order in the Israeli capital.

Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount Will Galvanize the Arabs to… to What Exactly?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

I can’t understand why the government claims to be afraid about what the Arabs will say or do when it comes to Jewish prayer and access to the Temple Mount?

Are they going to shoot at us from Gaza? Are they going to launch firecrackers at us from Jerusalem? Will they throw rocks at the Jerusalem Light Rail? Nu shoin. They’re doing that already.

But these aren’t even the Arabs that the government is referring to.

They’re referring to Arabs out there, somewhere else. In Jordan, in Saudi Arabia, in Iraq. Oy! Maybe even Yemen.

Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount will galvanize them to… to what exactly?

Riot in their own cities? Behead each other a little more? Somehow cross the desert to attack us? And the few that make it will what? Throw stones at the border fence before we shoot their legs? Maybe they’ll pass around pictures of Moshe Feiglin praying on the Temple Mount on their social network sites. That will really work them into a lather.

The claim that we’re concerned about the Arab reaction is a fictional one.

The Pisher-King of Jordan should be more worried about ISIS overrunning his kingdom, or of his oppressed “Palestinians” overthrowing his British imposed regime (which would resolve the two-state solution once and for all).

It seems Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount is more their problem than our problem.

If our government is against Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount, it should say the real reason why.

Maintaining this so-called “status quo” is another farce.

For a few years after 1967, when we weren’t afraid of this fictional Arab rage, Jews would go up to the Temple Mount, and they would even openly pray there. So if anything, that’s the status quo I say we should return to (at a minimum).

A bunch of angry Arabs really isn’t something we need to worry about. They’re always angry, and look at what it’s got them.

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