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Court Convicts Second Rock-Throwing Killer of Asher Palmer

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

A military court has convicted the second of two Arabs who killed Asher Palmer and his two-your-sold son by throwing a huge rock at their vehicle near Kiryat Arba in 2011.

Last July, the court sentenced Waal al-Arjeh to a double life sentence plus 58 tears in jail for the murder, the first time military judges have recognized rocks as murder weapons. Ali Sa’ada, convicted on Monday for the same crime, now faces a similar sentence.

Both terrorists smashed Palmer’s windshield. Palmer, who was hit in the head by the rock, lost control of his car and overturned. Israeli insisted that Palmer and his son died in a traffic accident and did not tie the deaths with  rock-throwing until the publication of photographs that clearly showed a bloodstained rock, the size of a cinder block or small boulder, and a hole in the car’s windshield.

The attorney for Michael Palmer, Asher’s father, said that al Arjeh, who worked for the  Palestinian Authority security force, was the ringleader of a terrorist cell that attacked Jewish motorists several times.

Adult and Child Injured in Arab Stone Throwing Attack

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

The snowballs are gone and the rocks are back.

An adult and child were lightly injured from shattered glass after their car was hit by a rock on the Cross-Benjamin highway.

After getting hit, the driver continued to the next IDF checkpoint where they were treated by an IDF medic.

Police Arrest Five Arab Teens in Rock-Throwing Attack on Baby

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Jerusalem police said Tuesday they have arrested five  Jerusalem boys, ages 14-17, for last week’s rock attack on a car, in which a two-year-old girl was seriously injured. Four of the boys confessed and said they attacks passing cars because they “hate Jews.”

Four other youth who had been arrested have been released after police concluded they were not involved in the incident, which occurred in the mostly Jewish neighborhood of Armon HaNatziv, adjacent to an Arab neighborhood in southeastern Jerusalem.

The victim of the attack, Abigail Ben Zion, is recovering from head injuries from the rock, described as being very large.

Several rock-throwing attacks have resulted in serious accidents and sometimes in death, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat told Channel 2 television that authorities should understand that rocks are weapons.

PA Terrorists Widen Their Targets, Aim for Arabs and Jews

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Palestinian Authority terrorists threw rocks and a firebomb at Jewish motorists in at least two locations in Judea and Samaria Tuesday, but they also widened their activities to include a PA official, whose empty car was riddled with bullets.

Abu Zaida, a senior official for Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, said that shortly after he parked his car and left it, gunmen shot sprayed it with gunfire, leaving approximately 20 holes in the car.

Attacks on Jews continued unabated and unreported by most media. Cars driven by Jews were damaged by rocks in the Binyamin region of Samaria, while a firebomb was hurled at a Jewish vehicle on Highway 60 between Gush Etzion and Jerusalem.

Arab Rock-Throwers Injure Woman in Samaria

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Palestinian Authority Arab rock-throwers attacked passing motorists in at least three locations Thursday, wounding two people lightly and causing damage to cars.

A woman was treated in a hospital for injuries from broken glass when Arabs attacked her car near the village of Azoon as she was approaching the entrance of Ma’aleh Shomron, located several miles east of Kfar Saba at the northern edge of metropolitan Tel Aviv.

Drivers on Highway 60 north of Jerusalem also reported several rock-throwing incidents.

Unrelated to the attacks, the Defense Ministry has decided to withdrawal soldiers guarding Gaza Belt communities, according to a spokeswoman for the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council.

Rock-Throwing Arabs Ambush Israeli Drivers on Road to Jerusalem

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A mob of dozens of Palestinian Authority rock-throwers injured five Jews on the road from Tekoa, in eastern Gush Etzion, to Jerusalem Tuesday morning. At least one of the victims was evacuated by ambulance, and his condition was described as good.

The mob, which included women and children, smashed windshields with large rocks in an effort to cause fatal accidents. Six cars sustained damage.

One driver said he lost control of his vehicle but managed to keep from crashing and from hitting the attackers.

Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene and dispersed the attackers.

Yair Lapid Tells US Jews They Are Safer than in Israel

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Israel’s Finance Minister Yair Lapid, fresh from having scolded ex-pats for living in Berlin, told New York Jews Monday afternoon that they are safer living in the Big Apple than they would be in Israel.

Lapid certainly did not intend to encourage Jews to stay in America, but that one little sentence packed enough ammunition to undo weeks or months of hard work by anyone encouraging aliyah.

Even worse, Lapid made his remarks at the 92nd St. Y in Manhattan, which The Jewish Press’ Lori Lowenthal Marcus has exposed time and time again for hosting outright anti-Zionists, as reported here, here and here.

Lapid was speaking at the annual meeting of the international Monetary Fund in New York and was interviewed by Charlie Rose, who asked him why Israel does not divide Jerusalem for a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

“It isn’t always possible to assume that everything is rational. Israel was founded as a refuge for the Jewish people, but today it isn’t a safe place. It is safer to be Jew in New York,” Lapid said.

To be fair, he continued, “I want to live in a country that is not just a place, but also an idea, and Jerusalem is the heart of the idea. There may be practical considerations, but a country cannot exist without an ethos, and Jerusalem is an ethos.

“I like Tel Aviv; I live in Tel Aviv, but our right of return is Jerusalem. We did not return after 2,000 years for Tel Aviv, but for Jerusalem. Jerusalem will not be divided. It will continue to be Israel’s capital.”

Two points for Zionism.

When Lapid said that Israel is not as safe as New York, it is difficult to know what he was referring to. Subways? Murder rate?

No doubt, he was thinking of terror. And how many people have been killed by terrorists in Jerusalem this year?

Zero.

And last year? Off hand, zero.

Have there been terrorist attacks? Yes, dozens if not hundreds. Rock throwing and firebombing are attacks carried out with the intent to murder. Lapid would be correct to say that more Jews in Israel are injured by rocks every year than they are in New York or ever the entire United States.

Let’s say they were attempted murders. And how many actual homicides were there in New York last year? If you answered 414, you were right, and that is 20 percent less than in 2011.

Israel recorded 159 murders in 2012, with a total population that is approximately 15 percent less than that of New York City.

Lapid, as usual, did not define what he meant by “safer.” He likes platitudes and slogans without content. That is how got elected.

But besides the question of whether he has his facts wrong, how could he make such a statement – that New York is safer then Israel – after berating Israelis in Berlin for leaving the homeland?

Lipid, visiting in Budapest, wrote on his Facebook page last week, “I am in Budapest. I came here to speak before parliament about anti-Semitism and to remind them how they tried to murder my father here just because Jews did not have a country of their own.

“So forgive me if I am a bit intolerant of people who are prepared to throw away the only country that the Jews have because Berlin is more comfortable.”

Lapid says Berlin is more comfortable than Israel. New York is safer.

By the way, Lapid emigrated to Los Angeles in 1997 to manage a TV production company

Here is a personal note to the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization that promotes aliyah to Israel: Don’t invite Yair Lapid.

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