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November 22, 2014 / 29 Heshvan, 5775
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Netanyahu Blames Jerusalem Terror on Abbas Incitement, Islamic Radicalism

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu today blamed Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for the terror attack in Jerusalem that left one dead and more than a dozen injured.

Netanyahu placed responsibility for incitement that led to the attack by a Hamas operative who lived in Jerusalem’s northern neighborhood of Shuafat squarely with Abbas.

It was Abbas, he said, who was responsible for “the growing incitement” seen in recent days.

Abbas, “who sent a condolence letter to the family of [Yehudah] Glick’s [shooter] and who has tried to prevent Jews from going up to the Temple Mount.

“The vehicular terror attack today in Jerusalem is the direct result of incitement by Abu Mazen [Abbas] and his partner Hamas,” the prime minister stated flatly.

Netanyahu noted that the “rising tide of Islamic extremism and radicalism that is sweeping all across the Middle East and beyond” was affecting Israel’s Arab population as well – and would cost the Jewish State. But although he acknowledged that Israeli is in “a prolonged battle for Jerusalem,” as he politely phrased it, he added, “I have no doubt that we will win it. We are employing all the necessary powers to restore quiet and security to the city.

“True peace will come when the squares in Ramallah and Gaza will be filled with demonstrators calling for a halt to terrorism. Peace will come when Iran will stop calling ‘death to Israel’ and when Abu Mazen no longer says that Jews are defiled and stops embracing their killers,” Netanyahu said.

But until then, “There has been no change in Palestinian society toward acceptance of the Jewish people’s right to its own state.”

Official Palestinian Authority Condolence Letter to Family of the Terrorist

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman today sent a letter around the world appealing to his counterparts and detailing incitement by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Liberman warned that the world cannot remain silent in the face of the PA leader’s letter to the family of Muataz Ibrahim al-Hijazi, the terrorist who almost succeeded in murdering Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick.

Following is an official translation, in English, of the letter sent by the PA chairman to the family of the Islamic Jihad terrorist who shot Yehudah Glick at point-blank range last week. He himself was killed in a shootout after opening fire at the police officers who later came to arrest him.

My brothers, distinguished members of the Al-Hijazi family, Holy Jerusalem Peace be upon you and the blessing and mercy of God,

In anger and strong condemnation did we receive word of the sickening crime of assassination which was perpetrated by the murderous, terrorist gangs of the despicable Israeli occupying army against your son Muataz Ibrahim Khalil Hijazi, who ascended to heaven as a martyr in the course of defending the rights of our nation, its honor and holy sites. We hereby express from the depths of our hearts before you all, before all of our residents of Holy Jerusalem, and before the entire honorable family, our condolences at his passing.

We emphasize to you our condemnation of this cruel and ugly act, which joins the crimes of the despised Israeli occupation against our people since the Naqba, and which continues the historic oppression that follows the Palestinian People wherever our nation is present.

We are certain that these acts will not deter the Palestinian People, but will rather strengthen our steadfastness and our grip on the territory of the homeland. We call on all of our countrymen to adhere to the national unity, to retain our achievements and to garner strength in order to contend with the exploitative aggression, in order to foil the goals of the occupation which strives to strike at our enduring rights to self determination and to establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

We appeal to God to envelop him in His great mercy, to accommodate him in the broadest place of Heaven and to bestow upon him and his distinguished family patience and solace.

We are for Allah and to Him we return.

Ramallah, 1/11/2014
Mahmoud Abbas
President of the State of Palestine
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the PLO

Temple Mount Activist’s Sister Wonders Why PA Leader Praised Terrorist

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Optometrist Chaya Shames says she cares for both Israelis and Palestinian Authority Arabs in her Israel-based practice, and she treats both equally.

She also teaches Israeli and PA Arab students equally, she says. Co-existence is central to her belief. In that, she is a lot like Rabbi Yehuda Glick; but that’s no surprise because Shames is Glick’s sister.

What is a surprise — at least to her — is the way Arab leadership is responding to the targeted assassination attempt against her brother.

In a post on the Facebook social networking site, Shames wrote that she could not understand how it was possible for the leader of the Palestinian Authority to comfort the family of the man who tried to murder her brother as if he had risen to sainthood.

“Last Wednesday night at 10 pm my dear brother Yehudah Glick came out of a lecture and an evil Muslim man tried to kill him because he, as a Jew, encourages people to pray on the Temple Mount — the place of the Jewish Temple.

“While brother is fighting for his life Abu Mazen, the Palestinian president (ed: the terrorist name of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas) sent condolences to the murderer’s family. He was shot when he tried to kill the police when they came to arrest him.

“Is that a peace-seeking man?

“The murderer was a Palestinian working in Israel after serving in jail for other attempted murders.

“My brother has six children of his own and two foster children as well as being a legal guardian to six more children of his friends who were murdered by a terrorist on their way home on the road.

“No matter what your political inclination is, there is right and wrong and good and bad. I need to spread this to the world. There are good guys and bad guys; please tell the world.

“The right to pray to any G-d anywhere is not a provocation. Shooting a hardworking man is. This is basic, no matter what your nationality is. Please share the truth, so our suffering is not in vain.”

At JewishPress.com, we elected to respect Chaya Shames’ wishes and share this truth. We hope our readers will do the same, and forward this article to relatives and friends.

Shooting someone in cold blood is provocation — and attempted murder.

Abbas Sent Condolence Letter to Family of Glick’s Attempted Assassin

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Israeli journalist Gal Berger, posted on social media on Sunday, Nov. 2, what he claims is a condolence letter from the acting leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, to the family of  Muataz Hijazi.

Hijazi is the man who shot Jewish rights activist Yehuda Glick at point blank range last week.

The man about whom Abbas took the time to send an official condolence letter died in a shoot out with Jerusalem police who came to his home in Abu Tor the day after the attempted assassination, in order to question and, presumably, arrest him. As the police approached Hijazi’s home, gunshots rang out from the house and in the ensuing gun fight, the suspect died.

Hijazi spent 11 of his 32 years in an Israeli prison for acts of terrorism. He was a member of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad.

Gal Berger is the Palestinian Arab affairs reporter for the Voice of Israel radio. Berger posted that Abbas’s office confirmed the condolence letter was sent to the family of the terrorist.

UPDATE: Tal Shalev, of i24 News reporting that Netanyahu furious with Abbas:”While we’re trying to calm down the situation, Abbas sends condolences to someone that tried to commit a heinous murder.”

Condolence letter from Mahmoud Abbas, acting leader of the Palestinian Authority, to family of dead terrorist who tried to assassinate Yehuda Glick, Jewish rights activist.

Condolence letter from Mahmoud Abbas, acting leader of the Palestinian Authority, to family of dead terrorist who tried to assassinate Yehuda Glick, Jewish rights activist.

Kerry’s ‘Chicken’ Apology a Set-Up to Punish Israel with New ‘Peace’ Plan

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

It took U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry three days to apologize to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the White House’s infamous “chickens***” insult, and the reason for the delay may lie in a report that he is planning to propose a new “negotiations’ agenda that Israel cannot possibly accept.

The apology came in what American sources said was a “good conversation” in a phone call from the Secretary of Talk. Prior to the conversation, he limited himself to stating that that the insult “does not reflect the president, it does not reflect me, it is disgraceful, unacceptable, damaging.”

However, the highest White House official to denounce the remark was National Security Council spokesman Alistair Baskey, who stated, “Certainly, that’s not the administration’s view, and we think such comments are inappropriate and counterproductive.”

The ”chickens***” remark, reported by the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, takes off another White House mask hiding its obsession with its own messianic “peace process’ that has sold out Israel to the Palestinian Authority.

The White House , even after the “chickens***” remark, regurgitated the mantra of its “unshakeable” bond with Israel.

The establishment media has whitewashed the entire episode by ignoring an even more idiotic, immoral, unethical and disgusting comment by Obama administration sources quoted by Goldberg.

He wrote:

“Over the years ,Obama administration officials have described Netanyahu to me as recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and ‘Aspergery.’” One of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s children has Asperger’s Syndrome.

The crude, personal and absolutely boorish and indecent remark has been totally ignored by the media and by the Obama administration.

Scott Badesch, President of the Autism Society of America, urged President Barack Obama to “fire the person who made the remark and to “ say you will not allow anyone in your administration to deny respect and value in their use of words describing anyone with Asperger’s and autism.

“Imagine the public outcry if such demeaning language was used to describe any other group of people. And my guess is you know who said it,” he added.

The Ruderman Family Foundation, which helps Jews with disabilities, stated, “The term ‘Aspergery’ was used in a manner that is insulting to the millions of people around the world with Asperger Syndrome.”

The ‘Aspergy” remark highlights the type of lack of intellect of advisers Obama has chosen.

The media let Obama off the hook for the “Aspergery” remark, but the rage over “chickens***” was one of the reasons for Kerry’s delayed apology.

A second and possibly more weighty reason is that Kerry is about to throw Israel under the bus again with a new plan to resume talks with the Palestinian Authority to meets Ramallah’s pre-conditions.

The time frame of Kerry’s apology makes it appear as a set-up to publicly patronize Netanyahu before trying to embarrass him into having to refuse an offer that the Al Quds newspaper said is in the top drawer. Kerry will ask Israel to stop all construction in Judea and Samaria, freeze similar actions in Palestinian Authority-claimed areas of Jerusalem. In return, Israel will be “rewarded” by Abbas suspending his bid to the United Nations Security Council for recognition of the Palestinian Authority as a member.

After an obvious refusal by Israel, and if Abbas can get the necessary two-thirds majority in the Security Council, Israel would be on its knees for the United States to veto the approval.

Before the formal apology, Kerry said last Tuesday he is working “quietly” to resume Abbas’ ultimatum, couched in the word “negotiations” to agree to surrender half of Jerusalem and all of Judea and Samaria. Then there is the issue of the several million foreign Arabs who live under the lie as “refugees” and who the Arab world insists be allowed to move to Israel.

Abbas’ Fatah Party Calls for ‘Day of Rage’ on Muslim ‘Day of Rest’

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah organization has declared Friday a “day of rage” and called on the Palestinian “fighters” to “defend” the Al-Aqsa mosque, the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported Thursday, quoted the Arabic-language site of the PA’s official WAFA news agency.

WAFA’s English site did not report the direct incitement for more violence.

“Fatah calls to its fighters and to the masses of the Palestinian people to aid the Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied Jerusalem,” WAFA stated.

PMW also said that Fatah declared Friday as a “day of rage… to express the Palestinian people’s opposition to any attack on the holy places and foremost among them the Al-Aqsa Mosque… And to consider desecration of Al-Aqsa as a declaration of a religious war against the Palestinian people and the Arab Islamic nations.”

“Desecration” includes Jews ascending the Temple Mount.

Fatah also told Arabs of “celebrations” over the attempted murder of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick Wednesday night.

The party headed by Abbas called Rabbi Glick “despicable” and labeled the terrorist who shot him a “heroic Martyr,” PMW reported.

One poster uploaded by Fatah’s Jerusalem branch carried the phrasing, “Fatah’s Jerusalem branch accompanies its heroic Martyr to his wedding, Mutaz Ibrahim Khalil Hijazi, who carried out the assassination attempt of Zionist rabbi Yehuda Glick.”

The same Fatah adviser who posed the incitement is the same person who earlier this month lauded the terrorists who killed a three-month-old American-Israeli baby.”

Abbas insisted on Wednesday that he is not calling for or urging violence, but PMW noted that Palestinian Authority television aired 25 times in the past two weeks “a clip of Abbas calling to ‘use all ways’ to prevent Jews from approaching the Temple Mount.’”

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry still maintains that Abbas has renounced violence.


Abbas Declares Closure of Al Aqsa Mosque a ‘Declaration of War’

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Israel’s closure of the Temple Mount and the Al Aqsa mosque is “a dangerous Israeli escalation [and] is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation,” Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday morning.

“We hold the Israeli government responsible for this dangerous escalation in Jerusalem that has reached its peak through the closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque this morning,” he added, directly quoted by his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina.

Abu Rudeina twisted the knife into the truth by added that “Jerusalem and its holy Muslim and Christian places are a red line and we won’t accept any harm to them.”

His lumping Christian sites with Muslim sites is part of Abbas’’ well-crafted strategy to paint Israel as threat to all religions other than Judaism.

The Christian world and international media have ignored the ever-increasingly popular Muslim cleric manifesto that the Jewish Holy Temples never existed, so the Palestinian Authority has every reason to expect that the world has forgotten that Jordan barred entry to Christian and Jewish holy sites during it occupation of Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem from 1948 to 1967.

Exceptions were made for international leaders, but other than that, freedom of religion was restricted to Muslims. Abbas recently called for Jews to be banned from the Temple Mount.

The Palestinian Authority is counting on the United Nations and media monkeys to continue to quote its leaders without batting an eye or checking the facts.

That gives Abu Rudeina a free ticket to state that the first-ever closure of the Al Aqsa mosque “was a brazen challenge and dangerous behavior, and will lead to more tension and instability and create very dangerous atmosphere.”

This is the same Palestinian Authority that two days claimed it is not inciting. Abbas announced on Wednesday, “We do not want an intifada. We are not calling for an intifada.”

Accusing Israel of declaring war is not a call for incitement just like “resistance” is not violence” and “negotiations” does not “ultimatum.”

His spokesman on Thursday was careful to add that the “declaration of war” was against “both the Arab and Islamic nations.”

If you are going to war, you want all the allies in your camp.

However, the Arab world really does not care much about the Palestinian Authority and Mahmoud Abbas, who simply is a convenient tool for them to make trouble for Israel without their having to do the dirty work themselves.

Closing the mosque need is unprecedented and boils Muslim blood, which is not such a difficult task.

Israeli police allowed only a few Arab guards and the Muslim director of the Al Aqsa compound to enter the area on Thursday.

“It is unacceptable that the Al-Aqsa Mosque pays a toll for the events in Jerusalem. The mosque is a place for prayer and worship and all Muslims have the right to access it,” the director was quoted as saying by the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency.

Abbas’ allegation that Israel has declared war brings the Temple Mount to its eventual and rightful place as the red line that for the time being is painted in blood.

Yasser Arafat, before he trashed the concept of the Nobel Peace Prize by manipulating the word to successfully exploit terror to make peace, something like stabbing someone in the back out of love, used the Temple Mount to spark the Second Intifada.

That “resistance” effort also was known as the Oslo War but which in reality simply was the continuation of the first intifada, which took a rest for a couple of years while Arafat sedated the world with evil.

Ariel Sharon, who was running for Prime Minister against the hapless Ehud Barak in 2000, marched on to the Temple Mount during his campaign, giving Arafat the “declaration of war” that he needed to kill Jews for peace.

The State of Israel has given Abbas the same opportunity. It only was a matter of time until Abbas could turn around the truth for the world of lies and convince Arabs – the ones just waiting for a green light to go on a rampage against Jews.

But as Abbas said, “Who, me” starting an intifada?”


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