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November 28, 2015 / 16 Kislev, 5776
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Rabbi of Slain Teen’s Family Calls on Imams, Priests to Condemn Terror

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Young Israel rabbi of the family of Palestinian Authority murder victim Ezra Schwartz called on all religious leaders to condemn terror.

Schwartz, 18 and from the Boston suburb of Sharon, was one of three people shot and killed when a Palestinian Authority terrorist went on a shooting spree Thursday afternoon at the entrance to Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion, using a Uzi sub-machine gun.

Having run out of ammunition, he then sped away and rammed into people at the Gush Etzion junction before he was apprehended.

The other two people murdered in the attack are Alon Shvut resident Yaakov Don, 49, and a Hebron Arab identified as Shadi Arafeh, 24.

Two women wounded in the ramming attack are in good condition, and one of them is scheduled to be released from Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem Friday morning.

Schwartz was killed when the terrorist opened fire on a line of cars. He and his fellow students from the Yeshivat Ashreinu in Beit Shemesh were in the area to distribute food to soldiers.

He graduated from Maimonides School in the Boston suburb of Brookline this year.

He and his family were members of the Young Israel of Sharon synagogue, where friends and members were overwhelmed by grief after hearing of the murder of Schwartz, who is to be buried on Sunday.

Rabbi Meir Sendor said:

I really think it’s well overdue that religious leaders step up,” Sendor said. “Rabbis, imams, priests. Recognize there is never, ever a justification for violence.

It has been silently accepted that virtually no religious leaders have categorically condemned Palestinian Authority and Israeli Arab attacks. Reform and Conservative rabbis are rarely heard, except to condemn settlements and sermonize on “two states.”

Muslim clergy are out of the picture completely. Priests can mention it without lecturing Israel for “causing” terror because it allows Jews to live in Judea and Samaria.

A haunting acceptance of Islamic terror, especially the murders of Jews, has sown seeds justifying it. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has tried denying he excused terror this week by commenting in Paris that he could understand the “rationale” for the murders at the offices of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine last January. One of the victims was a Jewish cartoonist.

Kerry explained he was not defending terror or rationalizing it but simply saying he understands the reasoning of terrorists.

Hamas spokesman Hussan Badran praised Thursday’s attack calling it “an act of bravery” against “Zionist settlers.”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that “blindness and hypocrisy” stops people from condemning attacks as vehemently as the Islamic State (ISIS) massacres in Paris a week ago.

The Maimonides School stated:

The community is profoundly saddened as we mourn the tragic loss of our recent graduate, Ezra Schwartz, Class of 2015, who was murdered in a terrorist attack today in Israel. Ezra was spending his gap year studying in Israel. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ezra’s family, classmates and friends.

“They miss him. They miss Ezra. We all miss him,” Rabbi Meir Sendor said.

Maimonides School teacher Lori Kipnes told the Boston television station WCVB:

The whole school went into shock. The middle school and the upper school immediately canceled classes, and everybody came together to pray. At first, we heard he was hurt and was in surgery in critical condition. We were praying for his safety and his recovery, but then we got the news that it was too late.

Schwartz is the second alumni of the Maimonides school to be murdered in the last 12 months. Rabbi Moshe Twersky, 59, was killed in the November 14 butchery of five men, four of them rabbis, at a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof. The victims were praying when two Jerusalem Arab terrorists attacked them with butcher knives, axes and a gun.

Two Polls Reveal PA/Gaza Arabs Hate ISIS and Israel

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

(JNi.media) The Pew Research Center on Tuesday released a survey showing that in 11 countries with significant Muslim populations, people expressed negative views of ISIS. In no country surveyed did more than 16% of the population favor the Islamic State.

In Lebanon, where one of the most brutal attacks took place recently, almost every person surveyed had an unfavorable view of ISIS, including 99% with a very unfavorable opinion. ISIS is hated equally, according to the survey, by Lebanese Sunni Muslims (98% unfavorable) and Shia Muslims and Lebanese Christians (100%).

It gets a little more interesting in Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Gaza. Israelis (97%) and Jordanians (94%) are also strongly opposed to ISIS as of the spring of 2015, according to Pew, and that included 91% of Israeli Arabs.

But there was less disfavor in the Palestinian Authority controlled territories, where only 84% had a negative view of ISIS, with the Gaza Strip markedly more hostile (92%) to ISIS than Judea and Samaria (79%).

However, a different poll, conducted by Dr. Nabil Kukali of the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, which says it is “a leading full service research institute in Palestine,” stated that 68.5% of PA Arabs oppose the Russian intervention in Syria. So that, despite their disapproval, they are probably not looking for imported solutions, especially not in the form of the Russian military fighting on the side of President Assad.

The PCPO poll of the PA/Gazan Arabs’ state of mind was taken while the terror wave of shooting, stabbing and rioting against Israeli Jews was in full swing. Conducted during the period from October 18 to November 12, 2015, the poll covered a random sample of 1,000 respondents 18 years and above living in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The revealed that:

50.4% are in favor of a third Intifada.

42.1% are in favor of a violent uprising.

29.9% favor a peaceful, popular uprising.

62.3% oppose the resumption of peace negotiations with Israel.

43.5% are optimistic about the perspective of an eventual reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas.

58.9% are discontent with the performance of the PA-chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

47.8% call for the resignation of Abbas.
Dr. Nabil Kukali told Walla that the respondents said they were disappointed by the PA chairman’s speech at the UN General Assembly, when he called on the Arabs not to use violence against Israel.

Kerry Understands ‘Rationale’ for Terror Attack on Charles Hebdo

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry put both feet in his mouth this time.

It took the massacre of more than 130 people in Paris Friday to cause him to philosophize that the murders were different from other terror attacks which, according to him, had a “rationale,” such as the murders of 12 people at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine.

The “rationale” is that since the satirical caricatures mocking the Muslim Prophet Mohammed aroused anger among Islamists, the murders were understandable. He almost said they were “legitimate” before correcting himself and settling for “rationale.”

He told CBS News from the U.S. Embassy in Paris:

There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that.

There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of—not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, ‘Okay, they’re really angry because of this and that. This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people.

It is difficult to believe that Kerry really understood the implications of what he said. His comments were a kind of diplomatic incitement.

His reasoning, such as it is, means there is a rationale for a person to murder a specific victim if he has a specific reason.

In the case of the attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the terrorists did fire indiscriminately at people, but for Kerry, that doesn’t matter since all of them were working for the same magazine that gave the terrorists a “rationale” to be angry.

The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists who bombed and gunned down victims Friday night also had a specific victim in mind. ISIS stated that last week’s attacks in Paris were against the “capital of prostitution and obscenity.”

If Kerry can see a “rationale” to murder a magazine’s employees because of caricatures mocking Mohammed, it stands to reason he should see a rationale for murdering people because they live in the “capital of prostitution and obscenity.”

Kerry has spent a good deal of his time as Secretary of State rationalizing Islamic terror, especially the murder of Israelis “because of the settlements.”

He thinks that if the settlements would disappear, Palestinian Authority terror would disappear, just like it was supposed to fade away after the PA’s first – and last – democratic elections 11 years ago, and just like Hamas terror was going to evaporate when Israel expelled all Jews from Gaza and withdrew all Israeli soldiers.

Kerry thinks that if the Charlie Hebdo magazine had not mocked Mohammed, none of the magazine’s workers would have been murdered.

And if Western civilization would evaporate, there would be no more Islamic terror.

Daughter of PA Murder Victim Rabbi Litman to Marry Next Week

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Sarah Techiya Litman, whose father and 18-year-old brother were murdered by a Palestinian Authority terrorist while they were on their way to celebrate the Shabbat before her intended wedding, will marry next week.

Today, Wednesday, was supposed to the first day of their marriage after the wedding that had been scheduled for last night, but Sarah, her mother and surviving brothers and sisters are sitting shiva instead.

The IDF and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) tracked down the terrorist in Hebron the day after the murders.Sarah wrote and her future husband wrote:

My enemy, don’t be happy that I fell because I arose. With God’s help our wedding will take place next Thursday 14 Kislev-26 Nov[ember] at Binyanei HaUma [in Jerusalem].

All Am Yisrael is invited to arise from the dust and to happily participate in our happiness

Sarah Techiya and Ariel

The attack on the Litman family car, which Netanel was driving from their home in Kiryat Arba, occurred on Highway 60, south of Hebron and north of the suburban Be’er Sheva town of Meitar where they were headed for Shabbat.

ISIS Launches Cyber Jihad Fundraiser to Arm PA Arabs in Attacks on Israeli Jews

Monday, November 16th, 2015

The Da’esh (ISIS) terror organization has launched a cyber jihad fundraiser to arm Palestinian Authority terrorists in their efforts to attack Israel’s Jews.

The cyber campaign allows a donor to purchase a weapon for as little as $3,000 (a simple rocket-propelled grenade launcher) and donate it to the “cause” – killing Israeli Jews, that is.

Aimed at arming “mujahedeen of Beyt al-Maqdis” — a reference to Jerusalem and a metaphor for all of Israel – the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports the fundraiser started a few weeks ago on Twitter and Telegram. 

Al Aqsa Nafeer” (mobilization for jihad) is very busy online collecting money to buy weapons and equipment specifically for terrorists in Judea, Samaria and Gaza so they can kill Jews throughout Israel.

A statement released by the terror group said that so far the campaign has been “successful,” MEMRI reported.

Are you a small-time donor? Then you can participate in the jihad for the token sum of only $900, and donate a Katyusha rocket.

For $4,000, you can provide a Grad missile to the jihad – one with a range of 20 kilometers – and with a bigger investment ($10,000) your Grad missile can reach as far as 40 kilometers!

A sniper rifle can be donated for $6,000; a PK machine gun for $5,500. Maybe you are a big-time donor: in that case, donate an entire arsenal. The sky is the limit.

The campaign, which is “slickly produced” according to MEMRI, features various posters and a video, and is coordinated across most important social media platforms, including Skype, Gmail, Twitter and Telegram.

Instructions for the transfer of funds are provided in a shielded manner, probably after a discreet screening process.

Gaza’s Hamas Leader Urges Arabs to ‘Keep Momentum of Intifada’

Monday, November 16th, 2015

As world leaders meet in Turkey to search for a way to end the bloodshed perpetrated by radical Islamist terrorists like Da’esh (ISIS) on their shores, Gaza’s Hamas terror organization is doing its best to ramp up the violence.

De facto Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told members of the Palestinian Authority on Saturday it is essential that the Palestinian Authority does not return to any cooperation with Israel.

Haniyeh, who serves as deputy chairman of the Hamas political bureau, said the “Jerusalem intifada must not be invested in returning to negotiations with Israel.”

Speaking at the third National Palestinian Security Forum over the weekend, Haniyeh blamed “Israeli crimes against Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank” for the “outbreak of the intifada.”

He called on all factions of the Palestinian Authority to form a united leadership to “keep the momentum of the intifada,” the Hamas newspaper Alresalah reported.

Official PA Daily Links Mossad with Paris Massacres

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

The official Palestinian Authority daily published on Sunday an op-ed that stated that the Mossad was behind the bloody Islamic State (ISIS) murders in Paris Friday night and also ran Fatah party propaganda equating the ISIS with Israel.

The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translated and published the inciting material Sunday.

PMW published the image below, posted by Fatah, showing the Palestinian Authority flag along side of those of France, Russia and Lebanon, referring to ISIS attacks that blew up a Russian airplane in Egypt, the double suicide bombing in Lebanon last week and the attacks in Paris.




The op-ed on Sunday in the official Al-Hayat Al-Jadida daily stated:

It is not a coincidence that human blood was exploded in Paris at the same time that certain European sanctions are beginning to be implemented against settlement products, and while France leads Europe in advising the security council that will implement the two-state solution, Palestine and Israel – which the Israelis see as a warning of sudden danger coming from the direction of Europe, where the Zionist, occupying, settling endeavor was born…

The wise and correct thing is to look for who benefits. In short: They need to search the last place reached by the octopus arms of the Mossad… It is clear that its ‘Mossad’ will burn Beirut and Paris in order to achieve Netanyahu’s goals. He, who challenged the master of the White House, hides in his soul enough evil to burn the world.

PMW added, “The official PA daily pronounced the libel that Israel is like ISIS in the cartoon below, which shows an Israeli decapitating the Al-Aqsa Mosque next to an ISIS terrorist beheading a hostage, simultaneously and with the same sword, declaring that Israel and ISIS are the same.”


In case you missed it, the same Palestinian Authority daily last week ran another op-ed that blamed “Western and Israeli security services” for the explosions on the Russian airplane. The writer claimed:

The explosion of the Russian plane 23 minutes after its takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh airport in the end of October, was not an ISIS operation but a terror operation orchestrated by international and regional security services….

If the rational estimations point to [the presence of] fingerprints of Western and Israeli security services, that leaves much room for questions… I must stress once again, that ISIS was not the one behind the destruction of the Russian plane on Oct. 31 above Sinai… this operation was beyond their capabilities, because of its meticulous implementation…. The operation was carried out by regional and international security services.”


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