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ISIS Facebook Fans Stuck in Israel

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Young Israeli Muslims who support ISIS may find themselves slapped with a travel ban, Channel 10 news reports. Minister of the Interior Gilad Erdan announced Thursday that ISIS supporters in Israel will not be allowed to leave the country, due to fears that they could join the terrorist group.

ISIS supporters sometimes out themselves while still in Israel by posting pro-ISIS messages on Facebook and other social media platforms. Dozens of Israeli Muslims are believed to have traveled to Iraq and Syria to fight.

Earlier this week Erdan froze the passport of a young Israeli Arab man who joined ISIS, and said he would consider revoking his citizenship. The man, 24-year-old Marwan Haldi, was critically injured while fighting with ISIS, and his family is waging a legal battle to return him to Israel for medical care.

So far ISIS has avoided direct confrontation with Israel. However, the group has been gaining power along Israel’s borders with Syria and Egypt, and its long-term strategy appears to include war against the Jewish state.

Israel Capitulates — Returns Bodies of Nar Nof Terrorists [video]

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Israel has quietly reversed its stand and has handed over the bodies of the two Jerusalem-Arabs who carried out the brutal massacre in the Har Nof Synagogue last month. The families buried the terrorists in a ceremony replete with Palestinian Authority flags.

The massacre left four American-Israeli and British-Israeli rabbis dead, as well as a Druze policeman who came to their rescue. Seven more people were wounded.

Police remove casualties from a Har Nof synagogue after two Jerusalem Arabs butchered four Jews to death.

Police remove casualties from a Har Nof synagogue after two Jerusalem Arabs butchered four Jews to death.

The Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency reported that the families’ lawyer issued a statement after midnight confirming the release of the bodies, a month after Israel held them pending further consideration.

Chief Police Inspector Yigal Elmaliach told the Israeli court system, as reported here.

“The State of Israel is trying to cope with the recent wave of attacks. One possibility being considered is not to return the bodies to the families, but [for the state] to bury them. The issue is being examined at the highest levels.”

The families of the terrorists, Ghassan and Uday Abu al Jamal, who were cousins, went to court to demand the release of the bodies. Ma’an said that Israel agreed to return the bodies after ”the intervention of the lawyer.”

Israel’s reversal means either that it learned that it would lose the case in court, or that officials at the ”highest levels” now think that holding the bodies for five weeks was enough to help cope with the recent wave of attacks.”

The “wave” has subsided” if one follows Israel’s major media that play down or completely ignore attacks such as this week’s ambush of a vehicle that came under an attack of cinder blocks that nearly killed the driver, Jeff Seidel, and two passengers, as The Jewish Press first reported here.

The “wave” has subsided unless it washes ashore again with more murders and attempted murders of Jews. Then, if the terrorists are killed, perhaps the government will again decide to hold the bodies to help cope with the attacks.

The Har Nof savages were given an honorable burial before dawn Thursday in eastern Jerusalem in the presence of no more than 40 relatives, according to the lawyer who spoke with Ma’an.

A Palestinian Authority flag was held during the ceremony.

Below is the video of one of the funerals.


Will the Arabs Form the Third Largest Political Party in Israel?

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

With the increase in the minimum threshold number of votes required for entering the Knesset, the Arab parties have been talking unification to ensure that no Arab party gets doesn’t miss the threshold.

A Channel 1 poll shows that a unified Arab party would receive 13-14 seats. The increase in Arab seats would affect the distribution of the votes to all the parties.

The primary reason a single merged Arab party would get more seats is that until now voter turnout in the Arab sector has been low – but a unified party appears to be enough to excite the Arab population.

It could also mean that any left-wing government would be required to include the Arab party in their coalition, something they haven’t done yet, or simply be enough to block the formation of a right-wing government.

Jerusalem Arabs Stone Bus near Mount of Olives

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Jerusalem Arabs attacked a busload of Jews in the area of the Mount of Olives Monday morning, causing damage to the bus but no injuries to the driver and passengers.

As usual, the stone thrower escaped, and as usual, the police were not around.

Why don’t the police escort Jews as the army used to do when terrorists attacked them every day in Judea and Samaria?

Israeli Arab Charged with Trying to Burn Jew to Death

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

A 21-year-old Arab with Israeli citizenship from the city of Taybe, near Netanya, was indicted Thursday for involvement in an attempt to burn a Jewish man alive a month ago

Police said Mohamed Haj Yehia incited violence during the riots last month in Kfar Kana, where a police officer had shot and killed Hir Alhamdan after he tried to attack officers. An edited video purported to show that police shot him in cold blood.

Haj Yahia joined the rioters, who had blocked a road where 47-year-old Moshe German was driving and was forced to stop. Rioters smashed the windows of his car, and Haj Yahia lit fireworks and threw them inside German’s car, igniting the vehicle.

Another Arab, Taybe resident Majdi Baloum, came to his rescue and hustled German into his jeep and sped away, leaving German’s car destroyed by fire.

‘Equal Opportunities’ Chief Rules Out Ashkelon’s Ban on Arab Workers

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

The Commissioner for Equal Employment Opportunities, directly referring to Ashkelon’s ban Arab workers in the area of kindergartens, stated Thursday that the law specifically bans such discrimination.

Tziona Koenig-Yair stated, “During these difficult times, I expect employers to exercise responsibility and leadership to encourage tolerance and equal opportunities, and not exclusion, particularly local authorities such as the Ashkelon municipality, which publicized that it has terminated the employment of Arabs in the municipality, a step which breaks the Equal Opportunities Law.

She said her department “has received a not insignificant number of requests regarding employers firing or wishing to terminate the employment of Arab male and female employees, solely on racial grounds” but that the Equal Opportunities Law “clearly prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees on account of their race, ethnic origin or religion.”

She added, “Local authorities also have public responsibility towards all their residents, Jews and Arabs alike.

“Such authorities must show leadership and act to calm the storm, and not take collective action which may fan the flames. We all need to work together to improve the situation, and continue to work towards equality and tolerance for all citizens of the State of Israel, both Jews and Arabs.”

Ashdod Joins Ashkelon to Impose Racism to Stop Terrorism

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Ashdod and at least one moshav farming community joined Ashkelon Thursday to declare that Arabs will not be allowed to work in the area of kindergartens despite widespread condemnation from political leaders.

Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni got the ball rolling with his public announcement Wednesday that no Arabs are welcome, as reported here. He not only refused to back down on Thursday but also stood his ground that his decision is legal because of the need for security.

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said she has asked the Attorney General to enforce the law against discrimination and stop Shimoni in his tracks. Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid called Mayor Shimoni’s policy a surrender to terror and a denial of co-existence.

Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett took the opportunity to show a liberal face of the national religious community and went off the edge to declare that “99.9 percent of Israeli Arabs are loyal to the country.”

Everyone is racing, no pun intended, to show he is the most democratic politician since ancient Greece, even if it was not so democratic.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, “There can be no discrimination against Israeli Arabs. We must not generalize about an entire public due to a small and violent minority. The vast majority of Israel’s Arab citizens are law-abiding and whoever breaks the law – we will take determined and vigorous action against him.”

Lest anyone think Netanyahu is flying on a left wing, he added that “in the framework of the draft nationality law that I will submit to the Cabinet on Sunday, we will enshrine the full equality before the law of every citizen regardless of religion, race or sex alongside ensuring Israel’s identity as the national state of the Jewish People.”

Mayor Shimoni’s declaration brought out the gut feeling of Israelis who reacted to Tuesday’s massacre of Jews praying in a Jerusalem synagogue exactly the way future murderers want – fear.

His ban on Arab workers in the vicinity of kindergartens comes on the background of trauma in the city from more than a decade of rocket and missile attacks on the port cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon.

It took the mayor’s statements to arouse Israel’s yellow journalist media to take a break from its own racism the past week that has tried to demonstrate that Israeli Arabs as a whole are at war against Israel.

Bennett grossly exaggerated to say that 99.9 percent of Israeli Arabs are loyal to the country. Netanyahu was more on the mark when he said a majority, without measuring it, are “law-abiding.”

Mayor Shimoni hit a raw nerve

Placing all Arabs in one basket of terror is racist, illegal and immoral.

It also expresses a frustration that the police must heed so that Israelis can be safe.

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