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Report: Syrian Pilots Sign Pledge to be ‘Kamikaze Suicide Pilots’

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

A suicide squad of at least 13 Syrian pilots has signed a pledge to serve as kamikaze pilots against Israel in the event that the United States attacks the Assad regime, the London Guardian reported Thursday.

A Syrian army office told the newspaper, “If the US and British armies launch a single rocket we will launch three or four, and if their warplanes raid our skies they will face hell fire.

“If we are unable to shoot down their warplanes with artillery, we have military pilots who are ready to attack these foreign war planes by their own warplanes and blow them up in the air.”

The Guardian said it could not verify the information but noted that the same officer previously has shared reliable information about battles between rebels and loyalists to the regime.

“We have more than 8,000 suicide martyrs within the Syrian army, ready to carry out martyrdom operations at any moment to stop the Americans and the British. I myself am ready to blow myself up against US aircraft carriers to stop them attacking Syria and its people,” he declared.

The same officer also denied that the Assad regime was involved in last week’s chemical attack, near Damascus.

The Indian IANS news agency also reported two days ago that approximately 10 pilots wrote a letter, quoted by the Syriasteps website that is close to Syrian government agencies, that “we, soldiers from this nation, who sacrifice ourselves for its dignity and pride with our souls and our blood, are ready to carry out suicide attacks.

We will conduct these attacks at sea, in the air or on the ground, wherever the enemy forces are located,” it added.

The suicide threat may be real or may be another propaganda effort by the regime, which has controlled the flow of news out of the country since the rebellion began to take on serious dimensions.

It is impossible to know if the suicide squad actually exists or is another poly to assure Syrians that Assad is in control.

Following are a few headlines that the regime’s official SANA news agency published Thursday, illustrating how it denies reality:

“Any military attack on Syria is violation of UN Charter;”

“Any military aggression on Syria will create a catastrophe in the region ;”

“Syria will press on war against terrorism”;

“Syria not afraid of any aggression and we will have eventual victory”; and

“Syria submitted proof of chemical weapons use by terrorists”;

George Galloway Reveals: Israel Behind Chemical Attack (Video)

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

George Galloway, the British pro-Hamas and pro-anything that can destroy civilization, has revealed to the world that Israel supplied Al Qaeda with chemical weapons to use against Syrians in the civil war against the Assad regime.

His accusations came the same week that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of being behind the military coup in Egypt that ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi.

It is nice to know that Israel has so much power. It can engineer the end of a regime in Egypt. It can turn Al Qaeda into a close ally and manipulate it to attack Assad’s loyalists.

Since Israel obviously runs the world, it is clear that Netanyahu is behind the entire peace process show, is manipulating the Boycott Israel movement and is bankrolling the next mayor of New York City, no matter who he will be.

Galloway could be laughed at as a jerk, which he is. No mainstream leader listens to him.

But “mainstream” is becoming an endangered species in Europe, where the growing anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic population will believe anything and everything if Israel comes out stinking. That is why Galloway last year won a surprise victory in a special election to win a seat in the British Parliament, representing a district that has large number of Muslims.

In his speech on Friday, which was posted on a video by the Iranian government’s Press TV, Galloway commented on the chemical attack in Syria.”

He declared, “If there’s been any use of nerve gas it’s the rebels that used it. If there has been a use of chemical weapons it was Al-Qaeda that used the chemical weapons – who gave al-Qaeda the chemical weapons? Here’s my theory, Israel gave them the chemical weapons.”

Well, at least he said it was only a theory. Erdogan went one better, or one worse, by saying he had evidence that Israel was behind the ouster of Morsi. And when the United States rejected his charges, Erdogan followed up on Saturday that he was “saddened” that the White House chose to respond. His comments were directed at Israel and not the Obama administration, he told a crowd in his home town.

“What is it to the White House that it should respond? It should not have mentioned it; it should not had reacted like this. As two members of NATO, that one ally shows this kind of approach to the other is not appropriate.”

Galloway does not need evidence, false or not. All he needs is an audience, and his is growing.

Rabbi Sacks Attacking PM, Multiculturalism

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Britain’s chief rabbi, Lord Sacks, is blaming British Prime Minister David Cameron for failing to do enough to boost marriages in the UK, and saying multiculturalism in Britain has “had its day,” The Times reported.

Rabbi Sacks said Cameron should recognize marriage in the tax system and do more to support stay at home mothers.

“I think the government has not done enough,” he said. “Although I don’t take a political stance … I don’t think the government has done enough at all.”

Rabbi Sacks, who retires next month after 22 years, said the estimated £9 billion-a-year cost of family breakdown and “non-marriage” meant the state has a direct interest in promoting marriage.

Rabbi Sacks also said multiculturalism in Britain had led to “segregation and inward-looking communities.”

Comparing it to a hotel where “nobody is at home,” he said: “It doesn’t belong to anyone, we’ve each got our own room and so long as we don’t disturb the neighbors we can do whatever we like.”

British Resort Lost $150,000 in Tourism by Ban on Shabbat Candles

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

The British coastal resort’s University of Aberystwyth lost $150,000 in tourism income by banning orthodox Jews from lighting candles on Shabbat, a decision that forced them to cancel their annual summer visit to the campus on the Welsh coast, according to sources reported by the Cambrian News.

Only 15 families vacationed in Aberystwyth, but not at the university’s student village, where they would have had to give up lighting candles before Shabbat. The local British newspaper quoted one of the visitors, Myer Rothfeld, as saying he has been “overwhelmed” by the welcome from the people of the area.

Most of approximately 1,000 Hassidim from Britain boycotted the campus after 20 years for vacationing because they refused to accept the ban on lighting candles, which the university said was instituted for the first time out of concern for safety following an “incident.”

In their new condition for the Jewish tourists to visit, the London Independent quoted a university spokesman as saying, “The University… would be delighted to welcome this group back, as long as they are able to sign our terms and conditions.” However, one of the annual visitors, identified by the Independent as ”Mrs. Brander,” said, “We have found a holder to make each candle safer. We offered to discuss it with the fire brigade, but the university was not interested.”

Peres Sends ‘Mazal Tov” to Kate and William

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

President Peres sent a special message of congratulations on Tuesday in honor of the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s new baby.

He also sent a special gift of a baby suit with an embroidered message on it – “From Israel with Love”

“From Jerusalem, Israel, I want to express our happiness and prayers for the young prince,” President Peres wrote. “Never in my life did I see the people of the world so united in happiness. It was a demonstration of where royalty helps democracy and where the people have shown what a true democracy is. The streets were full and smiles were on everybody’s face.

“I am happy to see the whole world so happy with the birth of this young boy. I am 90 years old, so I saw his father when he was a young boy and now I hope we shall see this newly born prince, doing his job in the most democratic and royal manner. The world became richer with this event.

God bless the Queen, From Jerusalem, Mazal Tov!”

Kate Gave Birth in a Jewish-Funded Hospital Wing

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

When the duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton was rushed to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital early Monday, anxious to avoid hundreds of paparazzi camping outside, she almost certainly missed the little plaque at the entrance.

The memorial pays tribute to the anonymous donor “who was not unmindful of his neighbors’ needs” and who paid for the wing in 1937.

In fact he wasn’t so anonymous: the wing is named after him. Frank Charles Lindo was a wealthy Jew, descended on his mother Adeline’s side from the Heilbut family, and on his father Charles’s side, it appears, from one of London’s most famous Sephardi families. While it is not clear exactly how he is related, the Lindo name is particularly associated with the silver Lindo Lamp, the earliest known English menorah, which was commissioned in 1709 on the marriage of Elias Lindo to Rachel Lopes Ferreira.

Born in 1872, Frank Lindo married Violet Portman, a member of a British aristocratic family and a member of the board of management at St Mary’s. When Lindo died in 1938, he had donated £111,500 to the hospital, including £5,000 on the morning of the opening of the Lindo Wing so that it could open free of debt. While nowadays considered state-of-the-art, at the time it was meant for  ”patients of moderate means” who could not afford private care but were too well off to be treated in a charity hospital for the “deserving poor.”

In his will, Lindo left his house at Aldeburgh to the hospital as a convalescent home for the nursing staff, with an endowment fund of £25,000 for its maintenance.

“His gifts, sympathy and understanding made possible the erection and equipment of this building for the relief of sickness and suffering,” says the memorial plaque, “and will remain for all time a monument of his outstanding generosity.”

Surely he would have shepped much nachas from the royal baby born in the birthing suite he funded.

AG Blocks Draft Bill as Haredim Rally Outside EU Headquarters

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

It was the first day of summer vacation, and representatives from the Haredi communities of Austria, Belgium, Britain, France and other European countries were bused in to rally outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, in protest of the new Israeli draft legislation that will require Haredi men to enlist.

The protesters appealed to the EU to put pressure on Israel to change the legislation.

Rabbi Betzalel Weisz, a rosh yeshiva from Stamford Hill, London, said Haredi Jews were obligated to offer their vocal support to the Haredim in Israel, and to urge them not to give up their staunch position that Haredim don’t serve in the army.

“The aim of the army and the Zionists is not defense but to undermine religion and remove Haredim from the religion,” Weisz said.

The rally was very well organized, in almost military style. The IDF would do well to recruit all these folks, if only as consultants on putting together projects involving large groups of people without accidents. Remember, these are the people that packed thousands into a stadium in Queens to protest the Internet.

Hraedi Rally EU 2

Meanwhile, the path of the new draft bill has been blocked, at least temporarily, by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, who ruled that in order to achieve complete equality, the draft law must be clipped of two major benefits for young Haredi recruits: deferment until age 21 and the choice between the civil and military service.

AG Weinstein wrote, regarding the age differential, that “this is a rule that carries with it a violation of the equality principle for recruits who are not yeshiva students, and who are generally drafted by the army at the age of 18.”

When’s the next bus to Brussels?

Archbishop of Canterbury to Visit Western Wall and Al Aqsa Mosque

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is scheduled to arrive in Israel Wednesday as part of a five-day trip to the Middle East.

The archbishop is making sure to honor all three major religions, with visits planned to the Western Wall, the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Welby, whose father’s German-Jewish family fled to the UK to escape anti-Semitism in the late 19th century, will also visit Yad VaShem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial.

He also will attend the opening of an Arab Episcopal medical center in Ramallah, according to the London Guardian.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/archbishop-of-canterbury-to-visit-western-wall-and-al-aqsa-mosque/2013/06/25/

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