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This Sunday Tell Kerry: We’re Keeping Samaria for the Wine

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Quality Israeli wines used to only come from the Golan Heights, an area reminiscent of Sonoma County, California. But as different regions of the country have been busy developing their own unique brands and tastes, it appears that a renaissance of sorts has been taking place in the largest wine growing region, the Shomron, or Samaria, where Israelite kings and prophets used to roam the earth and, very likely, sample the local wines.

It turns out that, in recent years, the Shomron has produced a disproportionate number of award winning wines from its relatively young vineyards and abundance of boutique wineries.

The foundation of the Shomron wine taste comes down to the high altitude, the humid and warm climate and the heavy and limey soil. Ah, and there’s the breeze, blowing in from the sea and gliding off the Carmel Mountains.

Frankly, there are probably some secular Israelis, alas, who couldn’t care less whether this sacred land would go into someone else’s hands or stay Jewish. But giving up this amazing wine country—same as in the Golan—would be unthinkable to many of them.

Now, whatever your political views, if you wish to find out for yourself what’s the big deal about Shomron wines – they’re coming to New York, this Sunday.

Shomron Wine Tasting in New York City

Sunday, November 17, come taste award-winning wines from Samaria.

A Wine Tasting Reception is planned for 6:30 PM, following Sunday’s Israel Advocacy Conference at the West Side Institutional Synagogue (the original location was the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue—it’s been changed).

West Side Institutional Synagogue

120 West 76th Street

(212) 877-7652

Many of the featured wines have only limited availability in the U.S., because of politics—the boycotts on products from the wrong side of the 1949 armistice border also known as the “green line.” So Sunday’s reception is sure to draw enthusiasts of both great wines and of Israel, eager to taste and assortment of wines that consistently score at 90 and above.

Featured producers include Arnon, Mount Blessing, Psagot, Shiloh and Tura wineries, which have together brought attention and acclaim to this region by winning multiple high-level awards in the Vinalies, Zarcillo, Terravino, and Eshkol Ha’zahav competitions.

You can register for the conference and the wine tasting here. The cost for the wine tasting event is $100 per person, for an offering of a large variety of bottles priced in the $40-80 range.

The suggested donation fee for attending the conference is $18.

9 Year Old Noam Glick Going Home to Psagot

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Army Radio reports that Noam Glick, the 9 year old girl who was attacked in Psagot, by a Palestinian Authority terrorist, will be going home today, after recuperating from her surgery.

Abbas’ Idea for Israeli Security: No IDF Arrests of Terrorists

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who has vowed that a new Arab state within Israel’s borders will keep Israel secure, demands that the IDF stop entering Arab-controlled cities.

Israeli soldiers do not visit Shechem and Jenin to buy cheap vegetables. They enter to arrest terrorists, while the PA security forces give out parking tickets, try to catch criminals and occasionally search for rival terrorists from Islamic Jihad and Hamas. The Palestinian Authority almost never arrests terrorists belonging to the ”military branch” of the ruling Fatah party.

Abbas has done an incredible job on the international diplomatic front since taking over from Yasser Arafat nine years ago next month. He has painstakingly built up a world-wide image of Israel as an Occupier and Palestinian Authority Arabs as innocent victims.

But  on the ground, nothing is moving.

He insists on all of his demands, including a total withdrawal of the IDF  while claiming that his security forces will protect Israel.

Abbas told visiting Knesset Members two days ago that security coordination with Israel “has reached the highest point” but in the same breath demanded that the Israeli military stay out of areas where the PA is supposed to maintain security.

Just about the same time he was speaking, the IDF arrested two brothers who are suspected of shooting at a nine-year-old in Psagot, next to Ramallah, Saturday night.

As for the attack, whether he did not did not condemn it demands on what website you read.

Here is how Ynet headlined its article this week:  “Abbas Condemns Attack on Israeli Girl.”

That  is not a misleading headline; it simply is wrong.

The text of the article states that he told the visiting MKs, “We oppose, on principle, aggression against anyone, and the spilling of blood.” That is a broad generalization that makes no reference to any specific attack. There also was no reference to a Facebook posting on Fatah’s official Facebook page that praised the sniper on Psagot.

The same article in Ynet reported Abbas’ reaction to the IDF’s arrest of suspected terrorists, who carry out attacks that he opposes “in principle.”

He said, “The Israeli army’s incursions are unjustified. There’s security coordination with us, so why carry out these raids that harm (our efforts)? Seven years ago we began security cooperation (with Israel),” which he said has reached “100 percent.”

To this day, Abbas has not condemned two murders of Israelis soldiers last month at the hands of Palestinian Authority terrorists, nor has he explained why his security forces did not arrest the perpetrators, let alone prevent the attacks.

Meanwhile, the PA propaganda machine is running in high gear. The Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency reported on the MKs’ visit by quoting senior Fatah party official Mohammed Al-Madani as saying that “the Palestinian side denounced the attack in Psagot settlement, the killing in Hebron, the murder in Kalandiya refugee camp and the Israeli incursions into Palestinian cities and the ongoing settler assaults against our people.”

There is a big difference between what Abbas said and what someone said he said. Ynet did not report any such condemnation, except for its wrong headline. Nor did the Jerusalem Post, which reported that all Abbas said concerning the attempted murder of the girl in Psagot was, “Two days ago a girl was shot or stabbed. That is not the topic of discussion for today. Four Palestinians were killed in Kalandiya, too. We should all condemn murder and bloodshed of innocents.”

Abbas also made sure to welcome his Knesset guests without displaying the Israeli flag.

Instead, he outlined why there is no peace with Israel, which he said must stop “settlers” from attacking Arabs, must not pray at the Temple Mount, and must not build in “settlements.”

If Israel simply would cooperate and believe Abbas that he wants peace by not recognizing Israeli as a Jewish state,  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama can laugh all the way to the Nobel Peace Prize.

There is just one big problem for Abbas with this scenario: It won’t happen.

Arrests in Al-Bireh, Near Psagot (+Video)

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Arab media outlets are reporting that 12 IDF jeeps entered the village of Al-Bireh on Monday evening and arrested two brothers.

According to the reports, the IDF did a quick search in a few homes, and then entered the home of Majad and Ella Adwai and arrested them.

On Saturday night, a terrorist entered the town of Psagot and shot nine year old Noam Glick. The army suspects the terrorist(s) may have came from the nearby village of Al-Bireh.

It’s not known if the arrests are connected to the terror attack.

Update on Condition of Noam Glick, Injured in Psagot Terror Attack

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Noam Glick (Noam bat Michal), the 9 year old girl shot in the Psagot terror attack on Saturday night, is currently listed in an improved light to medium condition following her surgery at Sha’arei Tzedek hospital.

Doctors were initially unsure if she was stabbed or shot based on her wounds. But with the discovery of the improvised gun that appears to have been used to shoot her in the shoulder/neck and through the back, it is clear why the weapon type was not immediately clear.

At one point, residents of the town reported that the terrorist was captured, but the IDF is currently stating that the terrorist escaped into a nearby village.

Schools Opened in Psagot as Searches Continue

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

7:46 AM IDF Spokesperson states that an improvised weapon was found on the path where the terrorist escaped from – Tazpit News Agency.

7:45 AM Arab workers to not be allowed into Psagot and Kochav Yaacov today. Other nearby towns will be letting Arab workers in. IDF still continuing searches. IDF troops will be guarding the schools.

7:37 AM IDF states that all classes will now be held as normal.

7:00 AM In the town of Psagot, in Binyamin, where a terrorist infiltrated last night, the IDF is still placing some restrictions on entry into the town. Everyone leaving the town must show ID. The alert was called off at 4 AM.

While most of the IDF has packed up, the IDF is continuing to conduct searches within the town and the surrounding area for additional terrorists, according to a report by Tazpit News Agency.

The schools will not be opened up this morning until the IDF completes all the searches, and school buses from outside the town will not yet be allowed in.

There are reports that there it is believed that a vehicle was waiting in the valley below Psagot to help the terrorist escape.

The IDF has not officially stated they caught the terrorist. All reports of a captured terrorist have come from residents of the town.

The girl, Noam bat Michal, underwent surgery last night, and is recuperating in Sha’arei Tzedek hospital.

9 Year Old Shot in Terror Attack. Search Continues (+Photos)

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

UPDATES BELOW. Saturday night 9:40PM: A 9 year old girl in the town of Psagot, near Kochav Yaakov in the Binyamin region, has been shot in the chest, in what is apparently a terror attack. Medics are working to save her life.

The girl was taken to Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

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UPDATES (Latest first):  (All photos: Hillel Mayer / Tazpit News Agency)

1:28 AM (Sunday) IDF will soon begin allowing Psagot residents stuck outside the town to go home. Each resident will need to show ID, and will be brought in by an IDF armored vehicle. Private cars will need to stay outside.

1:04 AM (Sunday) UPDATE: Searches continue with Psagot. IDF keeps status at highest alert that a terrorist might still be within the town. Kochav Yaakov and Adam, searches continue for possible terrorist. Anatot alert cancelled, 2 figure seen entering and exiting the town, escaping to nearby Arab village.

1:01 AM (Sunday) Residents stuck outside of  Psagot being redirected to other towns to spend the night.

MIDEAST ISRAEL TERROR

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12:46 AM (Sunday) Alert still on in Psagot. (Long night ahead.)

12:31 AM: Unconfirmed report that the girl had been shot 3 times. A knife was also found near the steps to the home.

12:28 AM: IDF repeats warning to Psagot residents – DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOMES.

Shooting in Psagot

Shooting in Psagot

12:15 AM NEW ALERTS: Additional armed terrorist spotted in Kochav Yaacov.  “Abir Layla Gimmel”.

Towns of Adam and Anatot call “Abit Layla Bet” alerts, after holes in security fence discovered.

 12:14 AM (Sunday) Girl in recovery room.

11:49 PM Girl currently undergoing surgery.

11:37 PM Psagot Security forces captured one terrorist inside the town, according to town residents.

11:33 PM UNCONFIRMED Terrorist may have been captured inside the town of Psagot.

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11:26 PM IDF pursuit has now entered Ramallah, in coordination with PA police.

11:15 PM New reports of shooting at a IDF officer (not policeman) on a motorcycle between Psagot and Beit El. No injuries.

11:09 PM Arab sources report IDF inside Al-Birah, next to Psagot, where it is believed the terrorist came from. Arab sources claim they hear exchange of gunfire.

11:02 PM IDF has found the hole in the fence the terrorist apparently used to enter the town.

10:51 PM Girl was initially treated by her neighbor, the Jerusalem MDA director. He received phone call from MDA that there was a shooting in Psagot, and realized it was his neighbors house.

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10:41 PM The girl saw the shooter. He shot her with a rifle.

10:37 PM IDF going house to house in Psagot to make sure terrorist is not inside any home. Instructions to residents: If you hear knocking on your door, do not open the door. Answer from within the house.Psagot 3

10:33 PM The IDF is treating situation under assumption that  the terrorist is still inside the town. Residents have been told to remain indoors with windows and doors locked. Personal weapons on hand.

Noam’s parents are with her in the hospital.

10:24 PM Tazpit News Agency reports: The girl is currently in the Sha’arei Tzedek trauma center. She was shot in the shoulder, near the neck. The bullet exited her back. She is conscious.

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For prayers, her name is Noam bat Michal  / Noam Glick.

10:14 PM Tazpit News Agency reports that there is an initial, unconfirmed report that the shooter wore a black ski mask, and shot the girl from the steps of the house. IDF is checking for snipers. The house faces the Arab village of El-Birah.

10:00 PM Emergency teams on site.

9:56 PM There is currently an additional siren going off in Psagot. Details still unclear.

9:54 PM Residents of Psagot have been ordered indoors.

 

 

 

 

 

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