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Haredi Rabbi Warns Lapid Is a Target for Assassination

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

A rabbi-lawyer warned  on radio that an “important’ Torah scholar told him that Yair Lapid is in line to be the first politician to be assassinated since the murder of Yitzchak Rabin 18 years ago.

The host of the radio show in the national religious Galei Israel radio station immediately half-joked that the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) was on the way to arrest the guest, Dan Halberthal.

The program, by coincidence or not, is called “Don’t Gag the Mouth.” Since the assassination of Rabin, police from time to time have arrested people for suggesting that someone should be shot, although officials have conveniently ignored outright incitement from Arab and even one or two Jewish Knesset Members.

Halberthal defended his statement and said he feels an obligation to make a public warning as a matter of prevention. For the record, The Jewish Press, like Halberthal, is reporting what was said. Nothing more and nothing less.

The background to the rage in the Haredi community is the work of the “Shaked Committee” that has drawn up legislation for a universal draft that would put draft dodgers in jail if they don’t report for military duty.

The sounds of voices of extremism and for violence are becoming more commonly heard in the Haredi community, according to Halberthal.

“A guest of mine on Shabbat, who is an important figure in the world of yeshivas, told me – and I think there is a lot of truth to it – that “there is going to be a new Rabin assassination. Lapid is going to be killed by a Haredi.”

Shrugging off warnings about the Shin Bet, Halberthal, who also lectures on Jewish judicial law, continued, “When someone tells me something that I think is true, I listen.”

In a subsequent interview with Channel 2, Halberthal said, “Since the murder of Rabin, there has not been such a situation… as with Lapid. He is a marked man in the Haredi community.

“It is not exceptional to hear comparisons between Lapid, Amalek, Haman and Auschwitz when his name is mentioned. On Purim, there definitely will be costumes of Lapid as the modern Haman.

Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that some crazy nut will get up one day and decide to carry out the act [of assassination].” The Haredi street is entirely emotional now, and I feel I must issue a warning.”

Palestinian Authority Criticizes Israeli for ‘Incitement’

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The Palestinian Authority called the kettle black Thursday and accused the Netanyahu government of inciting against Mahmoud Abbas and damaging the peace process, the PA official WAFA news agency said.

Abbas’ spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said, “The positions of the president [Abbas] and the Palestinian leadership are aimed at protecting the rights of the Palestinian people and not to turn a blind eye to (Israeli) incitement to kill and sabotage the last of what remained of US efforts to keep the last chance for peace through building illegitimate settlements and announcing all the time that they will not withdraw from the Palestinian-Jordanian borders or recognize the rights of the refugees.”

There was no reference to exactly what “incitement” of Abbas he was talking about.

Rudeineh also condemned the IDF for its shooting dead on Wednesday a “Palestinian citizen.” H was referring to a terrorists who shot a dozen bullets at Israeli vehicle and then at an IDF patrol near the community of Ateret in northern Samaria.

WAFA told its readers that witnesses said the IDF was guilty of “cold blooded murder.”

 

Foreign Ministry Cites PA Incitement as Obstacle to Peace

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

The “culture of hatred” promoted by the Palestinian Authority and that has been more pronounced since the resumption of “peace talks” since last July “undermines the chances for peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” the Foreign Ministry stated on Sunday.

It tied the resumption of discussions with a sharp increase in terrorist attacks.

There were 76 attacks in July, 93 in August, 131 in October and 160 in November, and the attacks have become more lethal in nature, the Ministry added.

“Despite the apparent absence of a direct link between the terrorist incidents, these attacks are connected to the constant stream of incitement to violence and hatred against Israel, emanating from the West Bank [Judea and Samaria], primarily through channels related to the Palestinian Authority,” it stated.

“Much of this incitement is propagated in official PA media and in many instances, by PA officials…. This culture of hatred is a decisive factor in increasing both the number of terrorist attacks and their severity. Children are educated to hate Jews and Israelis from an early age and adults are encouraged to carry out terrorist attacks.”

Peace Partner Abbas’ Fatah ‘Martyrs’ Threaten to Blow Up Tel Aviv

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, an official arm of the Fatah party headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, has posted a video that threatens to turn Tel Aviv into a “ball of fire.”

Incitement is nothing new for the Palestinian Authority, but one would think that Abbas would have a bit of sense to camouflage it a bit in order not to give  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a chance to whisper criticism of Ramallah. Such disproportionate comments by the Obama administration might not be forthcoming because then Abbas could blame the United States for siding with the Zionist lobby.

Abbas has carried out a brilliant diplomatic campaign since taking over from Yasser Arafat a bit less than a decade ago. He donned a suit and tie instead of a kefiah and a pistol on his hip. Abbas globetrotted and picked up support, country by country, while playing the talk game with the Bush and now the Obama administrations.

He managed to squeeze concession after concession from Israel, breaking down almost all of the previous red lines of the Olmert and Netanyahu governments.

But the incitement on official Palestinian Authority media baffles the imagination.

The Al Aqsa Brigades is the “military” arm of Fatah. That spells “terror” in a normal world, but in this age, terrorists are resistance fighters, freedom fighters or, in the worst scenario, militants.

Abbas has not noticed that the world is getting a bit fed up with him and cannot forever ignore the constant incitement, which U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said last year really does not exist because Abbas has done such a great job in gagging it.

Even Kerry cannot be deaf and blind forever. On second thought, let’s not go there.

If anyone has his email, please send him the video below. The audio was translated and published by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

The enemy must understand that the Martyr Commander Nidal Al-Amoudi left behind an army of well-trained fighters. We swear to you that we will turn the beloved [Gaza] Strip into a graveyard for your soldiers, and we will turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire,” say the brave masked resistance fighters, holding their peace-loving rifles.

To make the video more entertaining, they even provided a cheerful song that “we are going on the way. We are the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ [Brigades]

“Oh usurper, don’t forget it.”

The full video is eight minutes long and shows footage of masked men in military training, arsenals of weapons, missiles being launched, as well as footage of Israelis running for shelter during missile attacks.

PMW recently reported on another terror promotion video that Fatah publicized, which included threats to kidnap, kill, and bomb Israelis. That video was also produced by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.

WARNING: This video will be found offensive by anyone associated with the U.S. State Dept., the European Union and the United Nations.

You have been warned.

White House Condemns Iran for Honoring Hezbollah Terrorist

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The United States, which almost ignores the Palestinian Authority when it praises terrorists, has condemned the Iranian foreign minister for honoring Hezbollah mastermind terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in 2008.

“The United States condemns the decision taken by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari to place a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh, a former leader of Lebanese Hezbollah responsible for heinous acts of terrorism that killed hundreds of innocent people, including Americans,” Caitlin Hayden, the White House National Security Council spokeswoman, said in a statement after Zarif visited Mughniyeh’s grave in Beirut.

Mughniyeh is believed to be behind the 1983 bombings of the U.S. embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut, which together killed 268 Americans and scores of others, as well as attacks in the 1990s on the Israeli embassy and the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which together killed 114 people.

“The inhumane violence that Mughniyeh perpetrated – and that Lebanese Hezbollah continues to perpetrate in the region with Iran’s financial and material support – has had profoundly destabilizing and deadly effects for Lebanon and the region,” Hayden added. “The decision to commemorate an individual who has participated in such vicious acts, and whose organization continues to actively support terrorism worldwide, sends the wrong message and will only exacerbate tensions in the region.”

The Obama  administration apparently thinks differently when it comes to terrorists working out of Ramallah, where PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his officials constantly honor “martyrs.”

After the Palestinian Authority again celebrated the return of murderers whom Israel freed from jails under pressure from  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a reporter covering the U.S. State Dept. asked spokeswoman Jen Psaki if making heroes out of murdered is not incitement. “I’m not going to give an analysis of every action and what is incitement and what is not incitement,” she replied.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said less than two weeks ago that the Palestinian Authority continues to incite Arabs to commit violence by honoring terrorists and promoting violence in official PA media and in the school system, but Psaki again played foosie rather than say anything that might upset Abbas.

“We’ve spoken about our concerns about incitement consistently over the course of years…I don’t know that we have anything new to report or any analysis on the recent comments over the last couple of days,” she said.

Over the years?

Three years ago, in March 2011, the Palestinian Authority named a town square near Ramallah in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, the female terrorist responsible for an attack that killed 35 Israelis in the 1978 “Coastal Road” massacre. Abbas was on hand for the ceremony.

The Obama administration said nothing for four days.

Silence.

Not a word was heard, because honoring terrorists is not okay if the murderers are from Hezbollah, but it is nice and proper if the killing is part of the Palestinian Authority “resistance” of Israel as  Jewish state.

The State Dept. initially said it was trying to “clarify” the report” of the Palestinian Authority’s honoring Mughrabi.

The spokesman at the time, Mark Toner, finally stated four days later, “We condemn this commemoration of terrorism and have conveyed our deep concern about this incident to senior officials in the Palestinian Authority and have urged them to address it. We underscore that all parties have an obligation to end any form of incitement.”

The Obama administration is “concerned” about Palestinian Authority incitement, just like it is “concerned” about Israel’s building homes for Jews in Judea and Samaria.

Compare that comment with the White House National Security Council’s statement above: ““The decision to commemorate an individual who has participated in such vicious acts, and whose organization continues to actively support terrorism worldwide, sends the wrong message and will only exacerbate tensions in the region.”

Bill Would Link Funding for Palestinians to Incitement

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

A bill introduced by the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee would link assistance to the Palestinian Authority to its efforts to stop incitement.

Under the bill presented Wednesday by California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, the president would have to determine that the Palestinian Authority “no longer engages in a pattern of incitement against the United States or Israel; and is engaged in peace preparation activities aimed at promoting peace with the Jewish State of Israel.” The president would have to re-certify compliance every six months.

“As Secretary of State John Kerry engages in negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, Congress will make it clear to the Palestinian Authority that continuing anti-Israel incitement to violence through PA-controlled media outlets must cease,” Royce said in a statement.

The United States earmarks about $400 million annually for the Palestinian Authority.

YouTube OKs Fatah Incitement in Arabic but not in Hebrew (Video)

Monday, December 30th, 2013

YouTube once again has allowed the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, the terrorist wing of the Fatah party headed by Mahmoud Abbas, to incite murdering Jews while blocking the exact same video that a media watchdog group posted with Hebrew subtitles.

You Tube apparently does not consider the publicizing of threats to kidnap, kill, and bomb Israelis to be incitement so long as it is done in the Arabic language on Fatah’s official Facebook Pages.

If you click here for the Hebrew version, and then press on the line to see the video, this message appears: “This video has been removed as a violation of You Tube’s policy prohibiting hate speech.”

Perhaps YouTube blocked the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) posting with subtitles in Hebrew because it would be hate speech for Arabs who, seeing the message in Hebrew, might be driven to murder Jews.

Or perhaps YouTube is more worried that Hebrew-speaking anti-Zionists will be incited to murder fellow Jews.

It has no trouble with English’s speakers. Maybe the English version is not hate speech but simply is the language of the “resistance,” with such peace partner language as, “Bombard them with your fire and shoot them.”

The video continues, “Praise Allah, our Jihad fighters have managed to develop these rockets so they will reach the Zionist depth [Israel]… We in the Al-Aqsa Brigades are preparing to kidnap Zionist soldiers to settle accounts with the Zionist enemy…  Be like Yasser [Arafat] – do not fear them. Death is in your cup – make them drink… With these rockets we will crush the Zionist enemy.”

YouTube’s policy states on its site, “While it might not seem fair to say you can’t show something because of what viewers might do in response, we draw the line at content that intends to incite violence or encourage dangerous or illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. Videos that we consider to encourage dangerous or illegal activities include instructional bomb making, choking games, hard drug use, or other acts where serious injury may result.”

Unless Fatah posts the clip.

This is not the first time PMW’s documentation has been impeded by YouTube. In the past, PMW videos have been blocked and PMW’s YouTube account has been closed down. This happened when PMW exposed hate speech voiced by the Palestinian Authority mufti, who preached that the destiny of Muslims is to kill Jews, and again recently when PMW exposed a PA TV broadcast of a young girl reciting a poem referring to Jews as “Allah’s enemies, the sons of pigs,” who “murdered children,” “cut off their limbs,” “raped the women in the city squares” and “defiled Allah’s book.”

YouTube was contacted by viewers and PMW videos and accounts were later unblocked each time.

As this is being published, the Hebrew site remains blocked.


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