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January 23, 2017 / 25 Tevet, 5777

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Israeli Security Cabinet Decrees Hamas Bodies Will Not Be Returned

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Israel’s security cabinet has decided that the bodies of Hamas terrorists killed during attacks on Israelis won’t be returned to their families. Instead, they’ll be buried in a cemetery for enemy dead.

The cabinet made the decision during a special meeting Sunday in which officials discussed efforts to retrieve the bodies of IDF officers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, the two soldiers who fell in Gaza while fighting during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014. The bodies of both soldiers have been held by the Hamas terrorist organization ever since.

A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office later in the day said the cabinet worked on strategies to win release of the bodies of the two soldiers, as well as to win release of two other Israelis – Avraham (Abera) Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed – with mental health issues who crossed the border into Gaza more than a year ago and are being held in the enclave.

The decision by the cabinet followed the release of a vicious video by Hamas this weekend, mocking Israel and the parents of one of the soldiers, with the music of a lullaby playing in the background.

The face of Hadar Goldin was Photoshopped by the terror group onto a terrorist portraying a prisoner.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s face was Photoshopped on to the image of a second terrorist dressed as a clown, depicted as a visitor to the prisoner who then blew out the candles on a birthday cake, throwing the entire screen into darkness.

Hadar Goldin was the nephew of former Defense Minister Moshe “Boogie” Ya’alon, who was serving as Defense Minister during Operation Protective Edge and who personally was tasked with informing Goldin’s family of the loss of their son. Ya’alon had also served in the past as IDF Chief of Staff.

Hana Levi Julian

Hamas Confirm Assassinated Drone Expert Was One of Them

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

The Hamas’ Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades on Saturday confirmed that engineer and “Shahid” Mohammed Zawahri who was “eliminated by the Zionists in Tunisia” was one of their commanders who was in charge of the Iranian-made UAV Ghods Ababil project.

The Ababil is 9.5 ft long and powered by a simple two-bladed pusher propeller with a rear mounted wing and a front canard for good stall, stability and maneuverability. It can be launched from a rail mounted on the back of a truck which provides power for the pneumatic launcher.

Zawahri, 45, was a Tunisian citizen and a supporter of the Hamas and the Hezbollah causes. The Hamas affiliated terror group’s statement said Zawahri joined the organization ten years ago, and called his killing a challenge to the “Palestinian resistance and the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.” The statement warned that “the enemy must know that the blood of commander al-Zawahri was not spilled in vain.”

Aviation engineer Mohammed Zawahri was assassinated in Sfax, Tunisia, Thursday, according to local media, and at least one source claimed Mossad was responsible for the assassination, most likely because of his work on Iranian drones. Zawahri was shot six times at close range in his car, three of the bullets hitting his head. Reports described the assassin as highly skilled. Apparently, he or she did not leave any evidence at the scene.

According to local media reports, al-Zawari returned from a short trip to Lebanon, where he was approached by a female journalist who asked him for an interview about drone-related technological innovations, and left for Hungary on Wednesday, one the day before the assassination.


They Are Trying to Burn Jews and the World is Silent, AGAIN!

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

They are trying to burn Jews and the world is silent, AGAIN! If you don’t like the connotations, too bad!

Social media channels are over flowing with hashtags like BurnIsrael Or JewsBurnWell and no gives a ****!

No reports on CNN, none on NBC, nothing on SKY News and even Fox has been holding their tongue.

Do you know why? Because no one cares!

It’s Jews in danger, that is not news. Jews burning? No story

The New York Times is silent and even the Israeli left wing press is keeping the obvious torching terrorists on a low flame. Where are the loads of articles from the The Times of Israel? When there was only a suspicion of Jewish arsonists, their editors and blog authors did not stop with the generalizations and baseless charges! Where are all the human rights activists? Are they burning in their own sickening hypocrisy? Haaretz הארץ? Please do not make me spill my Saturday night coffee.

Israel is always guilty until proven innocent and our enemies are innocent even after being proved guilty.

They attack with missiles and how dare Israel react!

Disproportionate force?

Oh, you mean how dare Jews win a war?

They blow up buses & Israel has to give up land?

Abbas praises Jewish blood spilt in jerusalem and the settlements are the problem?

They start fires to burn Jews and the land that they claim they love and fight for and no one says a word!


Wait till Israel takes out one of these radical Islamic terrorists. Wait for the headlines then!

There was more noise coming for the world and the left wing Israeli press about an IDF soldier that took out a terrorist than there is about the ongoing fire terrorist attacks.

If it was even suspected that Jews were causing these fires, the press would all over it. The New York Times would be running article after article how dangerous Jewish settlers are even before they had any evidence what’s so ever that a Jew or a settler was responsible.
But Islamic arsonists? We wouldn’t want to offend anyone!

Same story over and over! I am sick of it!

Do not misunderstand my anger for despair.

Israel will be fine. The fires will be put out and we will rebuild and come together to help each other. In that sense I am not worried even in the slightest.

These attacks will only make us stronger.


I simply cannot stand the way we take the world into account when our safety and lives are on the line. Imagine an Israeli telling the US administration that 9/11 was horrible but it is human nature of the Islamic regimes to react to America’s involvement in their region. Imagine if we said to Paris that we understand their pain but they must understand why the terrorists are shooting up people in their streets!

Perhaps we should tell France to split Paris or tell the US we will no longer recognize Washington D.C as their capital! After all those Redskin jerseys are a sign of occupation!

(Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it!)

Don’t tell the situation is different. The only difference is the fact that in our case it is JEWS who are dying!

Don’t ask me what the solution is! I might not have one, (I do) but for God’s sake! The solution is not making deals with those who call for our destruction or murder! The solution is not giving over land that is historically, nationally and religiously ours to those who threaten us that if we do not give in they will continue to murder us! Do not accept the false national narrative of Arabs who seek our destruction. Do not tell me they have just as much right to this land as we do as they burn it down! ENOUGH!

If you don’t have enough historical integrity to admit that we, Israel, are the good guys here, get out!

You don’t make peace with terrorists and you don’t give in! You fight them and yes, you kill them.

We don’t fight or kill because we desire to do so, we do so because our enemies worship death; ours and their own!

Are there peaceful Muslim and peaceful Arabs? OF COURSE!

They are not our problem and it is not for them that we seek a solution. The left is not trying to make peace with those who want to live peacefully, the left is trying to surrender to those who vocally support and actively continue to murder us! There would be no problem if the radical Muslims and the nationalistic Arabs did not exist.

I am waiting for the Arab “Palestinian” to condemn these fires! Don’t show me 4 firefighters from the PA, let me hear Abbas say that he does NOT praise Jewish blood that is spilled! Are people actually buying this stuff?!

For God’s sake! Even the Israeli Arab MKs condemned Israel for blaming the arsonists and called it racism. KICK THEM OUT OF THE KNESSET! They are an enemy to Israel and Israelis! (Jews, Christians and Muslims alike) It’s like we have a national Stockholm syndrome. It’s time to get cured!

The way I see it, there are 3 choices for our enemies:
1. ACCEPT – Accept Israel as the Jewish country and live here with more freedoms and rights than any of their brothers or sisters receive anywhere else in the Middle East.

Prime Minister will always be Jewish as will the President.

Everything else is open to you!


2. LEAVE – Choose any of your Arab or Muslim countries to immigrate to. You want to go to any other country, we will be happy to help with whatever we can.

3. FIGHT – Meet the IDF (No more pity for those who seek our destruction.)
For those of you who will tell me that is unrealistic, Yasser Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize, you have lost your right to define reality!

Leftists and progressive liberals have dug themselves such a deep rabbit hole that they cannot even grasp reality any longer. They will hold on to their wonderland, utopian, ‘make believe’ world at the expense of others.

Once again, our enemies are trying to burn Jews.

I do hope we, Israel, will not make the same mistake that so many countries made years ago when they put diplomacy ahead of morality and our safety. Fires can be put out but if we ignore the ideology that started them, they will be lit again and again and again and we promised NEVER AGAIN!

Sending prayers for the firefighters who have been on the job for almost a week now. Praying for rain and praying for a quick downfall of our enemies!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

(Pic “I have no other country even if my land is burning”)

Ari Fuld

Pro-Israel Jewish Democrats Oppose Keith Ellison’s DNC Bid

Friday, November 18th, 2016

By Rafael Medoff

A growing number of pro-Israel activists and Jewish community figures are expressing concern that Minnesota’s U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will turn the Democratic Party away from Israel if he is elected party chairman.

The election of Ellison “would bode badly for Jews,” longtime Democratic consultant Dr. Hank Sheinkopf told JNS.org. “His positions on Israel fit the pattern, noted by recent research, of identified liberal anti-Israel bias and the movement of Democrats away from Israel.”

Defending Farrakhan

Ellison’s controversial statements and actions date back to the 1990s, when he served as a local spokesman in Minnesota for Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam movement. Ellison raised eyebrows when he publicly claimed in 1995 that Farrakhan “is not an anti-Semite.”

Since his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007, Ellison has emerged as one of the most vocal congressional supporters of the Palestinian cause. He has organized letters urging more U.S. pressure on Israel, voted against funding Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, and spoken at fundraising events for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a hardline anti-Israel group. While visiting Hebron this past summer, Ellison tweeted a photograph of a placard accusing Israel of “apartheid.”

Rabbi Menachem Genack of Englewood, New Jersey, a prominent Jewish supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, said he would be “disappointed” if Ellison is chosen as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) because that would “accelerate the process” of pulling the Democratic Party away from its traditional pro-Israel positions. Genack told JNS.org that he will be speaking to his colleagues in the party to explain his “concerns about Ellison’s views on Israel.”

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat who represents a heavily Jewish district in Brooklyn, strongly criticized the decision by New York’s U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer to endorse Ellison. In an interview with JNS.org, Hikind, asked, “Does Senator Schumer actually believe that there is literally not a single other person in the Democratic Party, anywhere in the country, who would be a better choice than Ellison? Why is Schumer in such a rush to support a candidate who is so unfriendly to Israel?”

Hikind said Ellison “is the most radical candidate imaginable, someone who represents the extreme left wing of the party, which is why he’s being promoted by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and J Street—in other words, Ellison is being backed by all the wrong people if you care about Israel.” The assemblyman noted that Ellison has occasionally claimed to be a friend of Israel, “but if Israel has to depend on support from the Ellisons of the world, it would be in serious trouble.”

Possible defections

Some pro-Israel activists recall, with dismay, Ellison’s efforts to unseat a pro-Israel New Jersey congressman, Steve Rothman, in 2012. Dr. Ben Chouake, president of NORPAC, a Jewish political action committee in northern New Jersey, said it was “extremely unusual” for Ellison to target Rothman, “since Rothman was a fellow Democrat, in a district halfway across the country—what could motivate him to go to such great lengths?” Ellison spoke at mosques in New Jersey, urging Arab-Americans to vote against Rothman.

Chouake told JNS.org he fears that if Ellison is elected chair of the DNC, “one of his priorities will be to pull the party away from Israel.” Ellison represents “the fringe of the Democratic Party, not the center, and would it make even harder for the party to have broad appeal.”

The rise of Ellison could drive Jews out of the Democratic Party, according to Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, a private wealth manager who worked in the administrations of New York City Mayor Ed Koch, a Democrat, and New York Governor George Pataki, a Republican. “There are many longtime Jewish Democrats who are on the fence about whether to stay in a party that has been tilting away from Israel—and if Ellison is elected, I believe a good percentage of them will leave the party,” Wiesenfeld told JNS.org.

Wiesenfeld criticized Schumer’s endorsement of Ellison as “a crass political calculation—he sees the party succumbing to the far left, and he wants to go with the flow so he can retain his position.” He said that “Schumer’s phone should be ringing off the hook with calls from members of the Jewish community, asking ‘What happened to your promise to be a ‘shomer’ (guardian) of Israel?”
Ellison’s office did not return a request for comment from JNS.org.

The only other declared candidate so far for the chairmanship of the DNC is former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. A date for the election has not yet been set. According to party rules, it must take place prior to March 31, 2017. To win, a candidate needs the votes of a majority of the 447 members of the DNC. About one-fourth of the members are the chairs or vice chairs, of state branches of the Democratic Party.

JNS News Service

Iranian Professor Refuses to Step on Israeli or American Flags

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Once Upon a Time, the People of Iran and the People of Israel were friends and allies, and then the crazy Islamists and Kakameinis took over the Iranian country, and put an end to that.

While the current Iranian regime threatens to annihilate Israel, there are still sane people in Iran who remember and value what once was.

Iranian professor Sadegh Zibakalam has made it a point to stand up to the Iranian regime and its hatred of Israel.

In a recent video, Professor Zibakalam makes a very clear point of NOT stepping on the Israeli and American flags strategically placed on the floor of his Tehran university.

Last year, the professor spoke out against the Iranian regime’s goal of destroying Israel.

Keep safe professor, and perhaps one day you will see our countries as friends and allies again.

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Ancient Muslim Inscription Confirms Dome of the Rock’s Jewish Temple Origin

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The ninth annual conference on archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem and its environs that was held at the Hebrew University this week revealed the existence of an ancient Muslim inscription testifying to the fact that the original name of the Dome of the Rock, Qubbat al-Sakhrah, was “Beit al Maqdis” بيت المقدس — “Beit Hamikdash” in Hebrew, aka the Jewish Temple — during the early Muslim era, Makor Rishon reported Friday.

According to archaeologists Assaf Avraham and Peretz Reuven, the inscription is dated to the 10th century CE, about a thousand years ago. It is located above a mihrab-prayer niche inside an active mosque in the village of Nuba, located seven miles north-west of Hebron. It is unknown when it was placed there, but it certainly throws a fresh light on the process by which Jerusalem became holy to the Muslims and the inspiration that Islam drew from Jewish sources regarding the holiness of the Temple Mount compound and the Jewish temple that once stood at the spot where today stands the Dome of the Rock shrine.

"In the name of Allah, the merciful God This territory, Nuba, and all its boundaries and its entire area, is an endowment to the Rock of Bayt al-Maqdis and the al-Aqsa Mosque, as it was dedicated by the Commander of the Faithful, ̒Umar iben al-Khattab for the sake of Allah the Almighty"

“In the name of Allah, the merciful God
This territory, Nuba, and all its boundaries
and its entire area, is an endowment to the Rock
of Bayt al-Maqdis and the al-Aqsa Mosque,
as it was dedicated by the Commander of the Faithful, ̒Umar iben al-Khattab for the sake of Allah the Almighty”
Photo by: Assaf Avraham

Participants in the Jerusalem conference were particularly excited by this revelation in light of two recent UNESCO resolutions which disavowed any connection between Jewish history and the Temple Mount. One participant reminded the forum that the Mufti of Jerusalem already admitted that the Dome of the Rock stands on the same spot as Solomon’s Temple, “but here we have an archaeological find that proves it,” he said.

According to both researchers, in the early Muslim era the Dome of the Rock was the site of worship services that were influenced by the ceremonies of the Jerusalem Temple: cleansing, incense, anointing the Foundation Stone with oil and surrounding it with curtains inspired by the divine parochet. The shrine, built around the Foundation Stone, just like the two Jewish Temples, was completed in 691 CE, by an architect named Yazid Ibn Salam, who was either Jewish himself or had Jewish aides.

There is a theory that Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik originally had the Dome of the Rock built as a shrine for the Jews, while Al Aqsa, the mosque on the southern end of the Temple Mount, was built for Muslims.

There is a trend where Muslims have recently begun referring to the entire Temple Mount compound, which they also call al-Haram ash-Sharif (“The Noble Compound”), as Al Aqsa.

David Israel

UNESCO Passes Second Resolution Erasing Judaism from Jerusalem

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee passed a second resolution Wednesday morning erasing the historic ancient ties between Judaism, Jerusalem and the holy sites in the eternal Israeli capital.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nachshon called the vote “a piece of rubbish.”

The measure was proposed by Tunisia and Lebanon on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, neither of whom are members of the World Heritage Committee. That did not stop either of the two from threatening the voting members with an ultimatum, however, if they were to decide to vote against the resolution.

Entitled ‘Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls,’ the measure refers to the holy sites in the ancient city – including the site of the two Jewish Holy Temples – exclusively by their Arabic names and solely in terms of their Islamic status.

But of the 21 member states who were eligible to vote on the measure, just 10 voted in favor of the resolution. Eight abstained, and two opposed it. Jamaica was simply absent from the room. Eight others turned in entirely blank voting forms.

Last week the Executive Board of the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted a similar resolution, this one entitled “Occupied Palestine.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response that the vote was a “continuation of the theater of the absurd. Radical Islamic forces destroy mosques, churches and archaeological sites, while Israel is the only state in the region that preserves them and allows freedom of worship for all religions.

“UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee deserves to be condemned, not Israel,” Netanyahu said.

The International Council on Monuments and Sites has also spoken out against the UNESCO Jerusalem resolutions, which are part of a campaign by the Palestinian Authority to reclassify all holy sites in the Israeli capital as solely Islamic in order to strengthen Muslim claims to Jerusalem. Last year’s texts, in addition to the previous resolution, referred to Israel as the “occupying power” and condemned the Jewish State for its alleged “activities” at holy sites in the city.

“There should be a clear distinction between political controversies and scientific facts and that political disputes … and political views cannot justify statements which erase basic and well known and proven historical facts,” said Council Vice President Gideon Koren, an Israeli attorney. The Council, an independent advisory body on manmade World Heritage Sites, decided to speak out after a board meeting in Istanbul.

UNESCO secretary-general Irina Bokova herself also condemned the resolutions, as did outgoing United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and tens of thousands of others who signed a petition submitted to Bokova earlier this week.

Hana Levi Julian

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