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Polish Court Rules Ban on Shechitah Unconstitutional

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

A Polish court ruled that the de-facto ban imposed last year on slaughter without stunning of animals, which includes kosher and halal ritual slaughter, is unconstitutional.

A majority of five out of the nine justices who reviewed the ban at the Polish Constitutional Tribunal Wednesday ruled it ran contrary to the country’s constitution, the European Jewish Association, a Brussels-based lobby group that has fought to scrap the ban, said in a statement.

The court’s ruling was on a petition that argued the ban violated the European Convention on Human Rights and led to “discrimination in social and economic life of Jews in Poland,” polska.newsweek.pl reported.

The Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland was among several entities that appealed the ban. The union filed its petition with the tribunal over a year ago to review the case.

Ritual slaughter was banned in Poland, effective as of Jan. 1, 2013, after the country’s constitutional court scrapped a government regulation that exempted Jews and Muslims from a law requiring the stunning of animals prior to slaughter. Jewish ritual slaughter, or shechitah, as well as Muslim ritual slaughter, or halal, requires that animals be conscious before their necks are cut.

The tribunal asked for the opinion of the Sejm, or Parliament, and the Prosecutor General’s Office in making its decision.

According to the Sejm, ritual slaughter for the needs of the Jewish community in Poland is legal, and the person performing the slaughter cannot be punished. The Prosecutor General’s Office has a different opinion, which says that “the slaughter of animals, provided by religious rites, is not permitted.”

Before the ban, Poland had a $500 million industry of halal and kosher meat for export.

In July 2013 a draft bill aimed at legalizing ritual slaughter failed to pass in Polish parliament.

On March 5, 2014 KRIR, or the National Council of Agricultural Chambers in Poland, filed in Poland’s Sejm a bill on the Law on Slaughter which would legalize ritual slaughter. Parliament will take up this project after the Constitutional Tribunal’s judgment.

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, said in a statement the ruling meant that “Shechitah can continue in Poland as it has done for generations.” Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director of the European Jewish Association, said the ruling Wednesday was a “relief” because it “prevents a dangerous precedent that would have affected all European Jewry.

“In the last few years, the European Jewish community has been under attack from a series of anti-Jewish laws, that, if passed, would seriously restrict the ability of many Jews who wish to lead a Jewish life,” added Rabbi Margolin.

US Christian Plotted to Blow Up Muslim Holy Sites in Israel

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

A Christian American fugitive moved to Palestinian Authority areas in Judea and Samaria and obtained weapons he intended to use to attack Muslim holy sites, according to information released by police following the lifting of a gag order.

Police arrested Texas native Adam Everett Livvix, age 30,  on November 19, and said Tuesday he is wanted in the United States for drug-related offenses.

He moved to Arab villages in the Bethlehem and Hebron areas, south of Jerusalem, and hooked up with a Palestinian Authority Arab who offered him sharpshooter rifles to kill President Barack Obama during his visit in 2013.

Livvix did not accept the proposal and instead kept his aim on Muslim sites.

He left the Bethlehem-Hebron area and moved around for more than a year as an unregistered alien in Netanya and other cities, telling people he had been a member of the US Navy commando SEALS unit.

Police, acting on intelligence information, searched his home and found bullets and rifle parts that had been stolen from the IDF. They also found explosives. Livvix was living with an IDF soldier whom he asked to make a 3-pound bomb.

Not surprisingly, he has been sent for a  psychiatric examination.

Livvix was arrested for unlawful possession of arms and being an unregistered alien. He confessed to several crimes involving fraud and revealed he intended to attack Islamic holy sites. Livvix tried to escape arrest by jumping out of his seven-story apartment window.

The FBI is involved in the case. Livvix is a wanted man in Texas for theft and also has several other warrants in other states.

The last thing Israel needs is a nut case trying to blow up Muslim holy sites.

Arab propagandists still blame Israel for the attempt in 1969 by Australian Christian Denis Michael Rohan, who died in 1995, to burn down the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount

He called himself “the Lord’s emissary” and that God told him to destroy the mosque to hasten the building of the Third Temple, which would be followed by the resurrection of Jesus, assuming that the all-out war that a “successful” arson attack on the mosque would not have set the entire Middle East on fire, leaving no one around to build the Temple.

The Arab world, of course, blamed Israel for the arson attempt.

Two dozen Muslim countries complained to the United Nations Security Council, and the Jordanian delegate stated, “The Israeli authorities introduced more than one explanation for the start of the fire and at last charged an Australian with the arson. According to news that originated from Israel sources, the Australian suspect is a friend of Israel who was brought by the Jewish Agency to work for Israel.”

Israel is a holy place. It attracts people searching for God and themselves, and they often mix the two together.

Livvix hopefully will be returned to the United States, where it is unlikely that American authorities will let him out of jail as easily and quickly as Israel does.

IDF Chief Rabbi: Nothing is Holy to Muslims on Temple Mount except Al Aqsa

Friday, November 28th, 2014

IDF Chief Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz recently told yeshiva students that the Temple Mount has no religious significance to Muslims except for the Al Aqsa mosque.

The Kipa website published a video and partial transcript of Rabbi Rafi Peretz’s lesson to students at the Otsem “mechina,” a pre-military Torah academy.

During his lecture whose focus was on the holiness of Israel, Rabbi Peretz said, “There is no reference to Jerusalem anywhere in the Kuran, not even one hint. The Arabs simply imagine. Ninety percent of them don’t know what is written in the Kuran.

“There is an interpretation that explains something or another in the Kuran about a dream [in which the Prophet Mohammed goes up to the Temple Mount] but this is not even an interpreting but is a fable.”

He added, “The only mosque that is considered holy is Al Aqsa. Nothing else on the Temple amount has any religious significance [to Muslims]. What is the Al Aqsa mosque? It is written in the Kuran, “Make me a house of worship at the edge” – buy the intention is ‘the edge of Mecca.’

“When they [Muslims] bow down on the Temple Mount, their backs are the Temple Mount because the edge is the Saudi Arabia Peninsula.

“So what are they doing on the Temple Mount?”

The IDF spokesman responded to reports on the Torah lessons by stating that Rabbi Peretz’s remarks “were taken out of context and do not reflect his or the IDF’s position” and that “the rabbi apologizes if his words offended the Arab population.”

However, the video below, from 13:00-16:00 minutes, clearly shows the remarks were not out of context.

His apology was necessary for political purposes, and Rabbi Peretz, who spoke while in civilian clothes, probably is sorry that his lecture was publicized.

But he spoke the truth, and there is no reason to apologize for that.

Offending Muslims is not politically correct in the Western world, which is why radical Islam is taking over Europe. Next stop, the United States of America.

Rabbi Peretz’s remarks at the Torah lesson, which spoke of the holiness of the Temple Mount to Jews since the time of Avraham, highlight the core of the “Arab-Israeli struggle.”

It is not about land.

It is not about borders.

It is not even Islam vs. Judaism.

It is not even Muslims vs. Jews, because Jews simply are the front line for every other non-Muslim who stands in the way of the radical Islamic insanity to have the world for itself so it can lead it to destruction.

If radical Islam can defeat the Jews, it knows no one else has a chance.

That is why radical Islam wants the Temple Mouton all to itself.

Andi if this offends radical Muslims, I do not apologize.

Al Aqsa Mosque ‘Stand-Up’ Preacher Calls for Annihilation of the United States

Friday, November 28th, 2014

A spur of the moment speech by a Muslim at the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount called for annihilation of the United States.

The speech was translated and posted this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), and the video shows the young man, named Ali Abu Ahmed, railing against the Jews and West.

Ahmed’s voice and delivery definitely show him as having great potential to be a real Islamist preacher, breathing fire and brim storm against the evils of Islam, mainly Israel, Jews and the United States. The Palestinian Authority should place him on the “Arabs Got Talent.”

The “freedom of speech” in the mosque is a result of “goodwill measures” by Israel, at the insistence of the United States and King Abdullah of Jordan, to “reduce tensions” by eliminating restrictions on the ages of who can enter the Temple Mount.

If this reducing tension, what does “escalating tensions” mean?

Ahmed spoke from the mosque that is Islam’s third most holy site, proving once again what the worshippers pray for.

The Western world, as well as Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch and national police commissioner Yohanan Danino, don’t want Jews praying near the mosque or even on the Temple Mount at all.

They are afraid that a Jewish presence will cause violence, but the freedom of people like Ahmed to scream for the destruction of Israel and the United States apparently is not incitement. It is the radical Islamic version of prayer.

If Jews were allowed to pray on the Temple Mount, the prayers for peace would certainly upset the Muslims. If there were peace, their preachers would be out of a job.

As for the speech itself, which can be seen with English sub-titles in the video below, Ahmed said Jews are “the most vile of creatures. Tune in around 2:00 into the video, towards the end, and you can see and hear Ahmed declaring,” Oh, Allah, annihilate America and its coalition.”

Is Tennessee Teaching Its Children to Hate Jews?

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

A Tennessee watchdog group is warning the state’s governor the school system’s textbooks are filled with the “new anti-Semitism.”

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations said the textbooks contained more than 700 problematic sections with inaccuracies, biases and disinformation, according to a report posted on WND.com .

PJTN charges the textbooks violate both the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions because they teach the “dogmas of one religion” – Islam – and contain anti-American and anti-Christian content as well.

Cardoza-Moore asked Governor Bill Haslam to carry out a “full and thorough” review of actions of the state’s recently-resigned education commissioner Kevin Huffman.

Parents in two school districts in the state have also asked the group about a presentation in their children’s classrooms teaching about Islam. According to PJTN, five of the slides used in the presentation were attributed to CAIR (Council of Arab-Islamic Relations), which recently was listed by the United Arab Emirates to its official list of foreign terrorist organizations.

Last year PJTN pressured to remove a social studies textbook because it promoted moral equivalence between Palestinian Authority terrorism and actions by Israel’s government.

“We Have No Dispute With Islam” and That’s Why We Will Never Win This War

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

I counted no less than five statements on Wednesday by Israeli President Ruby Rivlin in a Channel 2 interview, where he said that we are not at war with Islam.

“The Israeli-Arab conflict, has turned into a Jewish-Muslim conflict”

“We have no dispute with Islam, we didn’t have, we won’t have, and today, too, we don’t have.”

“I’m sure that everyone wants to avoid inter-religious flare-up between Jews and Muslims”

“It has never been a religious war. But fundamentalism and incitement always found their way in, even when we did not allow them to do so.”

“We have always realized, as Israelis and as Jews, that we are not fighting Islam and thus avoided turning the Temple Mount issue into a war of Jews against Muslims.”

And you know what? President Rivlin is right. Well, half right at least.

Israel and the Jews are not war with Islam.

The problem is the other side of that coin – because Islam, for its part, absolutely is at war with Israel and the Jews. And because we (or our leaders) are incapable of recognizing or acknowledging that we are in the midst of a religious war, we are prevented from fighting it properly and winning.

Why does Rivlin’s think Muslim terrorists yell “Allahu Achbar” every time they tried to kill everyone? Does he think it’s a nationalistic or cultural jingle? Or when the Ayatollahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran say they plan to commit genocide against Israel, is that a nationalistic dispute too?

Is there something in the water at the Israeli President’s mansion?

Rivlin does have a point though, but he isn’t actually aware of it.

Islam is at war with Israel and the Jews. The Temple Mount is central to the conflict, because a Jewish presence there undermines the foundations of their beliefs.

But there is another factor that’s overlooked, and its not just religion.

I don’t know if it is driven by Islam, or driven by Arab culture, but bloodlust is very central to this conflict. It is very central to their rage.

Bloodlust.

The Temple Mount upsets the Arabs, it works them up, but it’s not what drives them over the edge. Dead bodies do that, blood does that.

The other side already practices the death penalty: in the October, 2000, Ramallah lynching, a Palestinian mob killed and mutilated the bodies of two IDF reservists who had entered their city by mistake.

In the October, 2000, Ramallah lynching, an Arab mob killed and mutilated the bodies of two IDF reservists who had entered their city by mistake – and then showed off the blood on their hands to an orgiastic crowd.

Arab bus driver commits suicide – Arabs go nuts.

Terrorists kill Jews – Arabs go nuts.

Israel kills terrorists (who killed Jews) – Arabs go nuts.

Listen to their slogan, “With blood and fire…”

Look at all the recent statements by Hamas and the other terrorist groups. The Temple Mount has hardly been mentioned at all. Think about it for a second. They’ve realized that this religious fervor can only take them so far.

It drives their war, it drives their hatred, it’s the basis for everything – but when Hamas and the other terrorist leaders wants the Arabs rioting like wild animals – that requires blood.

The Israeli-Arab Ice Age Begins

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

A few months ago, an Israeli-Arab, a Bedouin, a man for whom Israel provided education and every opportunity to better himself (as it does for every citizen), who as a result rose from the lowest socio-economic level in the country to becoming a doctor at one of Israel’s most respected hospitals, went and joined ISIS and got himself killed.

As I write this, Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and now in parts of the rest of the country, are destroying themselves, trying their best to bring the Arab Ice-Age to Israel.

Some claim, if only we integrate Arabs better, or collect their garbage more often, or pave more potholes, things would be different.

Those claims, ignore the ongoing investments that have been made in Arab communities. Those claims ignore the educational opportunities Israeli-Arabs receive. Those claims ignore that the Jerusalem Light Rail which Jerusalem’s Arabs have been destroying is the same train they otherwise take to work. Those claims ignore the reality in front of them.

The Israeli-Arab doctor who joined ISIS didn’t join because he didn’t have indoor toilet in his tent.

The Israeli-Arab joined ISIS because his own Arab-Islamic culture encouraged it.

Some secularist want to claim that its the fault of Yehudah Glick and other Jews who go up to the Temple Mount, who are instigating these riots. Or maybe Jews buying homes from Arabs at above market-value prices.

And while its true, more Jews want to go up and pray than ever, the reality is that Glick has been going up for years, and it’s not Glick nor any Jews that initiated or instigated the violence. That’s like blaming the rape victim.

The war stems from both Arab-Islamic culture, as well as from our own Israeli secularists who don’t understand the nature of this unidirectional religious war.

In 1967, Rabbi Goren wanted to initiate Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, and he even succeeded for a short time. He even suggested that Israel take the mosque down, and correctly pointed out that this would be Israel’s only opportunity to do so.

But instead, avowed secularist Moshe Dayan mistakenly gave up the Temple Mount to the completely flabbergasted Arabs who not only expected Israel to do its worse, but after losing so spectacularly, would have quietly accepted the worst Israel could have done.

The riots we have now in Jerusalem, stem 100% from Moshe Dayan’s frightful secular-inspired mistake.

The Arab-Islamists learned that the secular Israeli has no respect for his own history, birthright, heritage and religion. They didn’t see restraint as stemming from strength. They saw fear. And then inspired them to fight on, rather than confront their deepest fear.

Secular Jews think this is a war about land. If they think it’s a religious war at all, they blame religious Jews for it.

But even if every Jew in Israel were secular, we’d still be in a religious war with the Arab-Islamists, because for them this is a religious war for their own survival.

It’s not because the Temple Mount or even the Land of Israel is specifically important to them.

It is the center of their religious battle with us, because Jewish control over the Temple Mount negates the tenets of their Islamic faith — and that fraudulence is a crisis they can’t deal with. The closer Jews are to controlling the Temple Mount, the closer we are to negating their religion in their eyes, and the more they need to fight us.

This latest Intifada will be quelled by Israel, though how long it will take will depend on Israel’s determination to win.

But until Israel starts respecting Jewish rights to our holy sites, temporarily quelled or not, this war will continue.

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