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Latest Charlie Hebdo Issue Sold Out in Minutes

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

People were lining up around the block in France to get their copy of the latest Charlie Hebdo magazine.

12 people were killed in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices.

The magazine printed 3 million copies. Their normal print run in 60,000.

The proceeds from this week’s edition will go to the families of those killed in the Islamic terror attack.

Magical Shape Shifting Jews

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

H/T TruthRevolt – Video and transcription:

Diaz-Balart: You talked, Dana, to some of these French Muslims who say this was all a conspiracy. What do they mean?

Kennedy: Well, I went out to what they call the suburbs of France which are not what Americans think of as the suburbs, really the housing projects they’re outside Paris and there are a couple of areas inside Paris where a lot of poor Muslims live. I talked to cross section of mainly French Algerian young men who said to me it was pretty much they felt the attacks were actually a conspiracy by the Jews to make Muslims look bad. One person told me that in fact they weren’t just regular Jews that were doing this, in fact they were a race of magical Jews, shape shifting Jews, master manipulators that could be everywhere at the same time.

More Photos from HyperCacher Terror Victim’s Funerals [photo]

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

All photos by Hillel Meir / Tazpit News Agency

HyperCacher Funeral 19

 

 

 

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Heartwarming Show of Solidarity During French Victims’ Funerals

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

By Yotam Rozenwald

Thousands of Israelis showed their solidarity and sympathy at the funerals of the four victims killed by a terrorist attack on the kosher supermarket Hyper Cacher in Paris.

The victims were buried on Tuesday, January 13 at noon in the Givat Shaul cemetery in Jerusalem. All the victims were Jewish; Yohan Cohen, Yoav Hattab, Phillipe Barham and Francois-Michel Saada.

 

Although the victims were French citizens, their families asked the Israeli authorities for permission to bury their bodies in Israel. Israel’s government agreed, and made the necessary arrangements.

The funerals were attended by many Israeli public figures, as well as key figures from the French Jewish community, numbered at 500,000 strong. Speeches were made by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, head of opposition Isaac Herzog and French Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development and Energy, Segolene Royal.

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu talked about his visit to Paris the previous day during his speech at the funerals. “Yesterday, I returned from Paris, where I participated in the anti-terror march alongside leaders from all over the world. I think that the majority of them understand, or at least starting to understand, that radical Islam is a real threat to world peace”.The Israeli prime minister also added that Islamic terror is not just a Jewish or Israeli problem but a problem for all humanity. “It is time all people of all cultures unite, and eject these elements among us.”

 

President Rivlin addressed French minister, Royal, saying: “European leaders must obligate themselves to act in an effective manner; they must obligate themselves and act with a firm hand, so that Jewish people in Europe can feel safe again, whether in Toulouse, Paris, Brussels or Burgos.”

French Minister, Royal commented that “I want to give my condolences on behalf of the French Republic, which shares your grief…the victims were murdered for being Jewish, which is outrageous.”
“Anti-Semitism has no place in France and that is the message carried by the millions of French people who marched on Sunday.” Royal, announced in her eulogy that the four victims will receive a posthumous French honor, “Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur ” (Legion of Honor), which is the highest decorative honor bestowed in France.

PhotoEssay: French Terror Victim Funerals in Jerusalem

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Many thousands of people attended the funeral in Jerusalem for the Paris HyperCacher terror victims on January 13, 2015. The funeral was held at the Har Menuchot cemetery in Jerusalem:

HyperCacher Jerusalem Funeral 1Photo by: Hillel Meir / Tazpit News Agency

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 10Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 11Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 9Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 8 Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 12Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 7 Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 2

Photo by: Hillel Meir / Tazpit News Agency

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 5Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 3Hillel Meir / Tazpit News Agency

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 4Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

HyperCacher Funeral in Jersualem 14Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

No One Puts the Jewish People’s Prime Minister on the Second Bus

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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Israel’s ZAKA Volunteers Join Paris Colleagues at Terror Site

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Two days following the deadly terror attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, veteran ZAKA volunteers from Israel traveled to France to join their volunteer colleagues in the Paris Zaka unit. On Sunday evening, January 11, ZAKA International Rescue Unit head Mati Goldstein and veteran ZAKA volunteer Dano Monkotovitz immediately flew out to Paris to the site of the supermarket terror attack that left four Jewish hostages dead.

Volunteers from ZAKA Paris, under the command of Rabbi Tzemach (Serge) Ben Naim, had already been working at the scene for several hours, collecting remains and working to ensure a full Jewish burial for the victims; Yoav Hattab, 21, Yohan Cohen, 22, Philippe Braham, and Francois-Michel Saada.

Goldstein noted that the Israeli ZAKA volunteers were able to get special permission from the Attorney General of France to enter the attack scene and help collect remains. “After complex discussions and outreach of ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, together with the Foreign Ministry and Jewish community leaders in Paris, we were able to get permission from the Attorney General of France to enter the scene of the attack,” he said.

“We went to the supermarket late at night under the security of the French police and we worked to gather all the findings at the scene,” added Goldstein.

The Parisian volunteers of ZAKA were trained one year ago at the initiative of the President of the Consistoire in France, Dr. Joel Mergui. “They were very professional in their response, despite the pain that comes with personal acquaintance with the victims,” described Goldstein.

ZAKA Paris commander Rabbi Ben Naim, who also serves as the President of the Jewish Burial Society (Chevrah Kadisha) further commented that “this is a very difficult attack for France as a whole and the Jewish community in particular.”

“At first, the French police did not understand why it is important for us to enter the scene and collect the findings of the victims in order to give them a proper Jewish burial. However, after we explained the religious significance to them, we received the necessary authorization,” explained Rabbi Ben Naim.

“What moved me is that when we arrived on the scene at the supermarket, there were hundreds of French Jews, religious and secular, standing there,” he said.

“When the crowd saw the ZAKA team go into the supermarket to do the holy work, they showed their appreciation, especially when they saw Jews from France and Israel coming together to perform true virtue – the holiest work of Chessed Shel Emet – with the blood of their brothers which was spilled like water,” added Rabbi Ben Naim.

“It was a very difficult scene inside the supermarket. It was as if time stood still, with shopping carts full of food in preparation for Shabbat in the cashier aisles and deliveries waiting to be sent to customers. But the floor was covered in the blood of the victims,” said Paris ZAKA volunteer Avraham Weinberg.

The ZAKA volunteers also worked at the scene of the terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices where, it has been discovered, there were three Jews among the victims.

On Monday, January 12, the ZAKA volunteers worked with the local burial society to treat the bodies of the victims and prepare them to fly to Israel for burial.

Also on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Paris supermarket, Hyper Cacher, to pay respects to the families of the victims, killed by Islamist extremist Amedy Coulibaly.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israels-zaka-volunteers-join-paris-colleagues-at-terror-site/2015/01/13/

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