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Exaggerated Reports of Terrorist Incursion into Ginot Shomron

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Various news sources are reporting that a terrorist with a knife was captured while trying to squeeze under the fence into the town of Ginot Shomron around 6:30 PM on Tuesday.

The story is exaggerated. A Palestinian youth who had a knife and a slingshot was questioned as he was hiking along Nachal Kana, a stream which is located hundreds of meters below Ginot Shomron. He was seen by Jewish hikers also hiking along the river, who called the army and handed over the 24 year old Arab from nearby Kfar Azun to the IDF.

First response teams of the town were not activated due to non-likelihood of a terror attack in this instance.

Anti-US Riots Continue in Egypt (Videos)

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

In Egypt, hundreds of protesters continued to riot overnight outside the US Embassy in Cairo. A number of rioters and policemen were injured.

The US has stepped up security around US embassies and Cosulates worldwide in response to this latest round of Islamic violence against it.

Last year, on September 9, 2011, Egyptians rioters surrounded the Israeli Embassy in Egypt nearly killing the personnel inside. Egyptian commandos managed to hold back the rioters long enough for the trapped Israeli personnel to be rescued. Prime Minister Netanyahu had to personally call up President Obama to ask him to intervene on Israel’s behalf with the Egyptian government to save the Israeli lives.

In August 2012, 75 out of 76 of those Egyptian rioters were sentenced to one year in jail, but their jail terms were suspended. The 76th man, Omar Afifi, fled Egypt.

Arabs Attacking Settlement. 6 Jews Injured.

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Some residents of Eish Kadosh near Shiloh, were hiking on Shabbat in the vineyards belonging to the Gush Shilo at around 6 PM.

The hikers were attacked by hundreds of Arabs armed with clubs and stones from the village Kotzra. Three of the hikers were hurt with injuries all over their bodies from the stones and clubs.

The community’s emergency response team (Kitat Konninut) and the IDF were called up, while simultaneously, the Kotrza village mosque loudspeakers began calling in Arabic to the villagers to go up to the Aish Kadosh community.

When the emergency response team arrived they also came under attack by the Arab lynch mob, but without non-lethal weapons to handle the attacking mob, they found themselves under attack and unable to respond. The emergency response team suffered three injured members. All six wounded were treated by medics from the emergency response team.

After the IDF arrived at the attack, the emergency response team then returned to the settlement to protect it from rioters gaining entrance.

The IDF forces that arrived were then flanked by Arab rioters who attacked them from three directions. The IDF began responding with crowd dispersal tools

Clashes are still going on (8:40PM) and IDF is trying to push back the rioters from the settlement.

Aaron Katzuf, the Aish Kadosh community spokesman, said the, “community’s children are crying. They’s unable to sleep due to the shouts of ‘Itbach El Yahud‘ (Slaughter the Jews) and ‘Allah Akbar‘, as well as from the sounds of explosions and flares.”

Rabbi Lior: No Need to Worry about Iran Threat

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The Iran threat does not scare Rabbi Dov Lior. The rabbi of Kiryat Arba/Hebron believes that it is forbidden, and there is actually no reason to leave Israel because of a life-threatening situation.

In a halachic response made public in the B’sheva newspaper, Rabbi Lior wrote that “it is clear that the goyim are always plotting and have always been plotting . . . You can go by Auschwitz and see that in the diaspora it’s not safer.”

According to Rabbi Lior, “There’s no justification in running away from Eretz Yisrael because of something like this. We firmly believe that “Hashem will not forsake His nation or abandon His heritage.”

“We believe that the Jewish nation . . . will be saved in any case,” Rabbi Lior stated. “We have a Divine promise about our nation’s existence and, therefore, we don’t have to be concerned about such things.”

Another Family Torn Asunder

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

My previous two columns focused on the fragmentation that has affected one frum family. Many readers may consider the story described to be a rare occurrence. I wish this would be the case. To be sure, each family crisis is its own unique tragedy, but the common thread of hatred is always there.

I’ve received countless comments in response to those two columns, all verifying that family breakdown prevails in many more homes than we could have imagined. I cannot possibly share all the e-mails and letters that have reached my desk, but here is one of them:

Dear Rebbetzin Jungreis:

I read the letter from the anguished mother with deep felt pain and empathy. I read your response as well and it was like a knife in my heart. I read the words you quoted from your father, zt”l, and I broke down and wept. I read how after your family was liberated from the concentration camps, your father implored Jews to reach out to their brethren with love – “After such a cataclysmic conflagration, we have to kiss and embrace with love every Jew.”

Your father’s words touched a sensitive chord in my soul. My parents also went through the Holocaust, and yet one of my siblings did exactly that which the anguished mother wrote about – he built a wall of hatred that has poisoned and continues to poison the entire mishpachah.

For a reason no one can explain, my brother and his wife shut the door on my parents and terminated all relationships with us, his siblings. We were not invited to any of the simchas. My parents were tolerated but not welcomed as bubbies and zeides should be. Years have passed and today the cousins do not know each other.

Time and again my parents tried to reach out to them. I, along with my brothers and sisters did the same, but we weren’t successful. When my parents attended their simchas they were treated with disrespect, but for the sake of shalom they went. They continued to hope things would change.

My father passed away four years ago with a broken heart, and my poor mother is ill and can no longer get about. This was the naches of their old age – to have survived the Nazis, to have seen their entire families disappear in smoke, only to see the blessing of children and grandchildren disappear once again in flames. But this time it’s different – the flames are flames of hatred have been kindled by a son and his wife.

But the horror doesn’t stop there. I often hear of the phenomenon called “copycat crimes.” Somehow, I could never identify with it. Surely only sick minds could be enticed by such horrible atrocities. Murders such as we saw in Aurora, Colorado, must be satanic aberrations. Surely “normal” people would not slaughter others, would not be influenced by the violence on the movie screen and the Internet.

But, painfully, I have learned that even so-called normal people can emulate satanic behavior. Unbelievably, the same thing that plagued my parents and siblings is being replayed in my own home. My eldest son has learned from his uncle and aunt and built walls of hatred of his own.

My son has no backbone and it is his wife who calls the shots. She decided our family was not for her, and my son goes along with her. So now I am seeing the ultimate tragedy – hatred being passed from generation to generation.

I wonder when this sinas chinam will come to an end. Even as my parents did with my brother and his wife, I try to reach my son and his wife – but all my attempts are rejected. I’ve been scorned and degraded. I’m blamed for everything. My children discovered that in our society, not accepting responsibility is the way to go; it’s always someone else’s fault.

I keep the doors of communication open for the sake of my grandchildren. I try to bear in mind that I am a bubbie and that my priority must be my innocent grandchildren. I have been told that nowadays, if you want to have a good relationship with your children, you have to keep your mouth zipped and your pocketbook open.

International Olympic Committee to BBC: Fix Jerusalem

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The International Olympic Committee has contacted the management of the BBC on Monday, and requested that they correct their listing of Jerusalem to say, Jerusalem – Capital of Israel. This came at the request of Alex Giladi, the Israeli representative on the Olympic Committee.

 

In a response to an official complaint written by Mark Regev of the Prime Minister’s office, the BBC said they won’t write that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, but would be willing to say that Jerusalem is the seat of the Israeli government.

Hit & Run Attempt at IDF Checkpoint

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

A Palestinian tried to run over a female soldier at a Kalkilya checkpoint on Sunday morning.

In response, the soldiers fired into the air, and then at the tires of the car. The terrorist got away into Kalkilya.

No injuries were reported among the soldiers.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hit-run-attempt-at-idf-checkpoint/2012/07/22/

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