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September 29, 2016 / 26 Elul, 5776

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Shabak Foils Hezbollah Operation that Used Facebook to Recruit, Plan Terror Attacks

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Israeli security forces revealed on Tuesday that a joint operation of the Shabak, IDF and Police has foiled a number of terrorist organizing efforts whose members, residents of Judea and Samaria, had been recruited via Facebook by Hezbollah agents living in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. The arrest of these members has prevented the execution of several planned attacks inside Israel.

Shabak noted that Hezbollah has been very active in recent years with recruitment efforts of activists in greenline Israel, Judea and Samaria and Gaza, to carry out terror attacks against Israeli targets. Besides instructions for shooting and suicide attacks against these targets, the same activists also received training in luring and conscripting new members.

A terror cell from the Kalkilia area in Samaria was ordered to attack an IDF patrol. The head of the cell, Mustafa Kemal Hindi, 18, a resident of Kalkilia, had been recruited by Hezbollah in December 2015, through the Facebook page of Falastin al-Hurra, which delivers anti-Israel content.

Hindi told his interrogators that he kept in contact with his Hezbollah operator “Bilal” using Facebook and later through an email address he started on his operator’s instructions. He later received encryption software for his emails.

Hindi was instructed to recruit a cell and to carry out attacks against Israeli targets, including the shooting at an IDF patrol outside Kalkilia. He recruited four of his neighbors, in their early 20s, and the cell started collecting data on the IDF patrols in the area, and was trained in using a hunting gun and in improvising explosives. They were arrested in early June 2016 before they were able to carry out their intended mission and were indicted in military court in Judea.

Tuesday’s report lists several, very similar operations, conducted by Hezbollah via remote control using the fast and reliable services of Facebook. Some of these operations involved Israeli Arabs, who were approached by the Shabak and were made aware that communicating with Hezbollah over Facebook is a violation of security laws.

The financial part of the Hezbollah operations in Israel and the PA are being handled by members living in the Gaza Strip who lend logistical support to both recruitment and operational efforts.

David Israel

Lakewood Man Loses Bid to Change Guilty Plea in $200 Million Ponzi Scheme

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Eliyahu Weinstein, 41, a Lakewood man sentenced to 22 years in prison in 2014 for a Ponzi scheme that defrauded members of the Jewish Orthodox community of an estimated $200 million, on Friday lost his appeal to withdraw his guilty plea.

The new Weinstein plea argued that the federal judge who presided over his case, in which Weinstein admitted defrauding fellow Jewish investors on a Facebook initial public offering, was biased against the defendant because he was also involved in a case in which Weinstein pleaded guilty to a real estate scheme. Weinstein also accused his own lawyer in the 2014 Facebook IPO case of a conflict of interest because he had advised some of Weinstein’s investors, and feared his own prosecution. Weinstein’s new plea also argued that the Facebook case constituted double jeopardy.

On Friday, a three-judge panel with the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Weinstein’s plea, finding that judge’s participation in the real estate scheme was too limited to suggest a bias and that Weinstein’s plea was based on “unsubstantiated hearsay.” The panel also absolved Weinstein’s original attorney of the accusation of conflict of interest, because when that lawyer was counseling clients on the IPO investment his assumption was that their money would be invested, not end up in Weinstein’s pocket. Which meant that the attorney had nothing to worry about and could represent Weinstein without fear for his own prosecution.

According to court documents, in February 2012 Weinstein and two co-conspirators offered two investors a chance to purchase large blocks of Facebook shares before the initial IPO in May 2012. Between February and March of 2012 the two “Facebook victims” wired millions of dollars to an account set up by Weinstein and a co-conspirator. That’s the last time they saw their money. Around the same time, Weinstein and his two co-conspirators talked the same investors into buying the Belle Glade Gardens apartment complex in Florida. The investors wired $2.83 million, of which Weinstein sent $1.8 million back to his victims as “return” on their Facebook investment. In July 2012, Weinstein scammed a different group of investors over purchasing seven condominiums in Florida at a discounted price of $3 million, and pocketed the money.

JNi.Media

Jews are Helping Arab Hero Fired for Rescuing Rabbi Mark’s Family

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Mt. Hebron Council Head Yochai Damari posted on his Facebook page a call to help two Judea and Samaria Arabs who were directly involved in rescuing the late Rabbi Miki Mark from Otniel, who was murdered in a terrorist drive-by shooting on Route 60 in Mt. Hebron. The two Arabs were able to save the lives of Mark’s wife and two of their children who were in the car.

“Inside the darkness of the terrorist attack, two Arab residents acted and supported the rescue of the family until the arrival of Israeli forces (about ten minutes), and these actions contributed significantly to prevent an even more tragic harm,” Damari wrote.

According to Damari’s account, the first rescuer arrived seconds after the attack and started prying the doors open with a jack, releasing and bringing out the children, and freeing the mother from the stranglehold of her safety belt. He then stood guard to make sure no one hurt or kidnap them, despite the dozens of drivers who stopped, threatened him, and demanded that he stop caring for the Jews.

Damari noted that this Arab rescuer was later fired from his job as a reprimand for saving Jews.

Moments later, an Arab doctor who was on his way to Jerusalem stopped at the attack site and provided first aid to the injured. He left only after the EMT units had arrived.

“I met with [the first rescuer] and he asked me to help remove the rejection of his work permit request,” Damari wrote. “I sent a letter this week to the Defense Minister, asking for his assistance in providing work permits to both men. I’ve met them, and I’m familiar with the objective difficulties [in issuing them the work permits], but I believe that it is our duty as a Jewish nation to show our gratitude to people who behave like human beings as expected of them in such cases.”

“This time, more than any other, we must boost the positive forces and deliver a clear message that a positive and normative behavior will result in a positive and normative reward on our part,” Damari added.

JNi.Media

IDF Using Facebook to Catch Fraudulent Chareidi Draft Dodgers

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

The IDF has caught some 4000 young men, ages 17 – 24, who received draft deferrals after they claimed they lived a Chareidi (Ultra-Orthodox) lifestyle and learned in Yeshiva – but were in fact, doing anything but that, according to a YNet report.

Those receiving the Chareidi deferral are required to learn 45 hours a week in any of the 1000 recognized Yeshivas in Israel.

The IDF Human Resources division said that since they’ve begun stricter enforcement and background checks, they’ve caught 4000 people who received religious exemptions who were actually living completely secular lives.

Most of those caught have already received their draft orders.

The tool the HR division used to catch most of the draft dodgers was nothing more complicated than a Smartphone and Facebook.

Many of those who claimed to be Chareidim and learning in Yeshiva had Facebook pages.

The content of their pages, such as photos on them on the beach, pictures with girls, and pictures in nightclubs, proved that they were living anything but religious lives.

Photos of their friends also gave the HR division a hint as to who else they should look at.

Once caught, the IDF would call the suspected draft dodgers in for a hearing, where they are presented with the photographic evidence and given the chance to explain and defend themselves.

The army prefers to not involve the police, and most end up drafted.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Arab Attacked, Hospitalized for Posting Israeli Flag on Facebook

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Haled Abu Mokh, an Israeli Muslim Arab, was attacked by other Arabs last week for posting a profile picture with Israel’s flag on Facebook. Haled, who works in a Jerusalem hotel, was caught by a fellow Arab worker surfing to his Facebook page, and the other man started cursing him out and threatening him. By the end of that day’s shift, that same worker followed Haled on the street and threw a stone on his head. Haled dropped to the ground and was later evacuated to hospital, where he received several stitches. He’s still suffering from dizziness.

Haled was a guest on Israel’s Channel 20 TV, where he told the host, Rinat Spivak, that he is used to these reactions: “These responses, it’s normal, wherever there are such extremist Arabs, but they won’t break me.”

“Why should I be afraid,” he answered the host’s next question. “We shouldn’t be afraid of them, they should fear me, not me of them. I walk the true path. This is the truth. I was born here, I opened my eyes here and saw the national flag. There was no Palestinian flag where I was born. The Star of David, that’s me, that’s how my mother raised me.”

Haled also made clear that “no one will shut me up! This only strengthened my resolve to love this wonderful country, and I’m not alone. There are other Arabs in this country who aren’t ready to live in fear. It’s a pity that there are some people who don’t understand what democracy is, and they live in a violent and barbaric reality. What kind of future are they going to have?”

JNi.Media

Peter Thiel Gives Complete Endorsement for Donald Trump at RNC

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Peter Thiel, billionaire entrepreneur, co-founder of PayPal, and a director of Facebook, expressed his strong support for Donald Trump from the podium of the Republican National Convention on the final night of the four-day event.

“I’m proud to be gay, I’m proud to be a Republican. Most of all, I’m proud to be an American.”

Total pandemonium in the arena, standing ovation, wild applause.

“Look. I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in the platform. But I don’t have to. I urge all of you to stand up and vote … for Donald Trump,” Thiel smiled.

Hana Levi Julian

Jews Taking Over the Temple Mount with Photoshop

Friday, July 15th, 2016

We don’t have the means to take over the Temple Mount by force, at least not those of us without the necessary government connections, but we do have an imagination, and since yesterday we’ve been conquering the Temple Mount in increasing numbers, and you’ve been helping.

For the original story, and for much needed context, visit Summer Project: Flood the Internet with Subversive Temple Mount Images.

By the way, many Facebook users have already shared our parade of flags and added their own. Share with your friends.

These are the latest contributions from the Jewishpress.com readers. To add your own work, please go to this link.

Here is a contribution from Randy Lallouz’s last virtual visit to the holy site. Note the cool shades, a must when facing divine light.

Randy Lallouz

The artist behind this lovely picture identified himself only as Bibi Netanyahu. The name sounds vaguely familiar.

Bibi Netanyahu

And this is our own subversive contribution this Friday.Temple Mount demolition

David Israel

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