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American Airlines Flight to Tel Aviv Declares Emergency

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Friends and relatives waiting for travelers aboard American Airlines Flight #AA796 from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv will have to wait a little longer to see the passengers.

An emergency was declared at approximately 10:30 am Israel time aboard the flight while enroute over England Tuesday morning.

The plane landed instead at London’s Heathrow Airport in order to evacuate a passenger with severe chest pain.

There were no related security issues on board the flight.

Israeli Anti-Facebook Price Tag Campaign Graffiti: ‘Blood On Your Hands’

Monday, October 19th, 2015

(JNi.media) Operation Price Tag against Facebook Israel was carried out in the early AM Sunday, by Rotem Gaz, aka “Mark Zuckerberg Israel,” Mizbala.com reported. Gaz sprayed red graffiti and attached sticky labels reading “Blood on your hands” on some of the walls of 22 Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv, where the offices of Facebook in Israel reside. Facebook Israel CEO Adi Soffer Teeni last March rented four whole floors in the prestigious building.

Facebook Israel with the red Price Tag graffiti

Facebook Israel with the red Price Tag graffiti. Photo credit: 21.7K קראו

Rotem Gaz is well known in the corridors of the global Facebook management, after, back in December 2011, he had changed his name legally to Mark Zuckerberg, as part of a campaign designed to undermine Facebook’s lawsuit against him for allegedly peddling “likes” and other services at variance with the juggernaut social network regulations. The threat of a publicity blowout for the Zuckerberg V. Zuckerberg court case worked, and Facebook dropped the lawsuit.

Now Gaz the Terrible is back with yet another campaign against his favorite social network, in view of the widespread wave of incitement taking place on Facebook, with Arab terrorists calling for the murder of Israelis and Jews. In recent weeks a wave of terror has taken over the social network, with hundreds of thousands of pages of incitement to harm Israeli citizens and Jews worldwide—unimpeded by Facebook’s clear standards that forbid such presentations.

It appears that the social network representative in Israel is choosing to ignore the incitement violators and disclaims any responsibility for such displays. Last Thursday Mizbala.com published a recording made by Israel Hayom reporters and other media organizations in Israel, who turned to Facebook’s PR staff as well as to the CEO herself, and were dismissed, their questions were ignored, and at one point they were hung up on.

Despite repeated reports by hundreds of thousands of Israelis, demanding the removal of pages promoting hate and violence, Facebook in most cases allows this content to remain online unmolested, and sometimes removes arbitrarily and without explanation content by Israeli users who try to fight incitement.

A case in point: Liat Alon, a popular Facebook user, like many Israelis received death threats during the first week in October, 2015. A Chat note sent to Alon by a Hamas operator said (Numerous Hebrew mistakes corrected): “Today I will be in your home and your family will burn. Palestine is our land and we have the right to live here or we’ll burn here. We’ve waited for this hour, and it is time already to meet and send you to Hell.”

The response status from Alon read: “The men of today are so aggressive.” The status earned 5,000 likes and hundreds of shares, and then something weird happened, reflecting what happens when Facebook uses robots to monitor its pages: Alon’s truly funny message was removed by Facebook, because it did not meet the social network’s community standards, and her page was blocked for 24 hours—while the perpetrator who openly threatened her life, part of hundreds of thousands of profiles, real and fake, continues to operate freely.

Gaz issued a message saying: “As long as Facebook maintains its refusal to remove pages that incite to the murder of Israelis and Jews, the blood of the victims will be in its head and the heads of its managers. This post was sprayed on the wall of Facebook’s Tel Aviv offices by the Israeli Mark Zuckerberg and its meaning is clear: stop the aid and the stage you provide inciters and maybe it will help to reduce the flames, Keep refusing to remove the pages of hatred, and the victims’ blood will be on your head.”

3 Indicted in Jaffa Firebombing Spurred by Rage Over ‘Violation of Al Aqsa’

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

One Arab adult and two Arab minors in Jaffa were indicted Sunday in connection with a firebombing attack on police as they patrolled the city. The indictments were filed in Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court and the Tel Aviv Juvenile Magistrate’s Court.

A gag order on the case was lifted once the indictments were filed.

Information about the arrest, carried out in a joint operation with Israel Police, was released by the Israel Security Agency, Shin Bet, on Sunday afternoon.

Due to the swiftness of the police response, three suspects were arrested and taken into custody almost immediately after the attack.

The three suspects confessed to throwing the firebombs (Molotov cocktails) ten days ago in the attack, which took place in central Jaffa (Yafo).

The perpetrators were allegedly motivated by the need to “support the Palestinian people” and attack Jews who were “violating the sanctity of Al Aqsa.”

The so-called “violation of the sanctity of Al Aqsa” lie that has been spoon-fed to the Arab population by its leadership day after day via the media and during sermons on Fridays at the mosques has become the motivating force behind nearly every attack carried out against Israelis during this current wave of terror.

Update 12:10 PM: Intelligence Tip Foils Terrorist Attack near Tel Aviv

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Police arrested two suspected terrorists in metropolitan Tel Aviv late Thursday morning after an intelligence report set off a massive aerial and ground manhunt.

A police helicopter participated in a search for the vehicle of the suspected terrorists in Givatayim, near Tel Aviv, and police arrested them in a  building where they had fled. Their vehicle was found.

The suspects are from eastern Jerusalem, and they have been turned over to the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) for questioning. Security sources declined to confirm or deny that the terrorists were armed.

The suspected terrorists reportedly had been seen in area of the Azriella Mall in Tel Aviv.

Roadblocks were set up, and the highway from Givatayim to Tel Aviv was closed for an hour before police re-opened it.

Hundreds of IDF soldiers and police were deployed on the ground.

Kerry Committed to Return to ‘Save’ Israel from Violence

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will return “soon” to speak with Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and pointed to “settlements” as a major cause of Arab “frustration” that presumably justifies the latest spree of murders and attempted murders of Jews.

Speaking at Harvard University, Kerry said he will “try to work to re-engage and see if we can’t move that away from this precipice.”

His comments were made almost at the same time his spokesman John Kirby issued a statement, reported here, that indicated a change in tone from the usual “balanced blame” and instead was weighted to highlight Palestinian Authority and Israeli Arab terrorist attacks.

It appeared that the State Dept. finally has given up on its magic act that tries to equate Arab violence with Israel’s self-defense, but Kerry once again showed that he looks at the world through a blindfold.

Kerry and his boss President Barack Obama have spent years boosting the hopes of the Arab world that they can annihilate Israel by assuming that forcing Israel to concede to its tactical demands would change their grand strategy to annihilate Zionism.

President Obama made his mark in history with his “reaching out to Muslims” speech in Cairo in 2009, which not coincidentally was followed two years later by Arab Spring rebellions that have left the Middle East in flames.

Kerry led the “peace process” that supposedly “solved” every problem until he came up against the status of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Arab demand for millions of foreign Arabs to flood Israel under the lie of “returning to their homeland.”

But Kerry did not tell Harvard students about any of these issues on Tuesday.

The only subject he mentioned was the “settlements,” which he directly stated are “the” problem.” He asserted:

There’s been a massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years. Now you have this violence because there’s a frustration that is growing, and a frustration among Israelis who don’t see any movement.

So I look at that and I say if that did explode – and I pray and hope it won’t and I think there are options to prevent that – but we would inevitably be – at some point we’re going to have to be engaged in working through those kinds of difficulties. So better to try to find the ways to deal with it before that happens than later.

The Israeli government has found ways to deal the violence. Terrorists’ homes will be destroyed as a deterrent to others who need to know that their acts of “martyrdom” will leave their families with a house in ruins.

The police will be able to place a curfew on violent Arab neighborhoods, an act that hit the good and decent Arabs – and there are plenty of them – in the wallet, where it hurts most.

Kerry apparently still lives somewhere in outer space, where his telescope sees only the “settlements,” Jewish communities whose erasure from the map supposedly would end Arab “frustration” and not inject the Palestinian Authority with adrenalin to return Tel Aviv and Haifa to “Palestine,” as drawn on official Palestinian Authority maps.

Kerry thinks he can do more by “re-engaging” two sides that don’t trust him, for good reason.

The Obama, and to be fair, also the Bush and Clinton administrations, have not changed their destructive tactics to continue the century-old philosophy of “making the world safe democracy.”

Every time the administration’s recipe fails, it cooks up the same poison stew time and time again even after admitting it didn’t cure anyone.

Kerry said at Harvard:

We need to understand here, and we’re trying to do that in a way that doesn’t embroil us in a larger war and once again go through a routine of young Americans being on the ground in a Middle Eastern or other country in the region with a predominant Muslim population and fighting yet again. So we’ve been very careful and tried to do this in ways that we hoped would marshal the people who themselves oppose these activities in order to do it.

Now, it hasn’t panned out as well as some people had thought. [emphasis added].

So we are rethinking and retooling a bunch of different options. The President has already made additional choices. And if Russia were to legitimately commit that it wants to do ISIL and not preserve the Assad regime, but is rather committed to the political settlement that was embraced in the Geneva communiqué of two years ago, then there’s a chance we really could take on ISIL and save Syria and provide the political solution, which is the only legitimate outcome for Syria.

After his speech, the best question that was posed by Harvard students was from an undergraduate, named Gabe Gladstein, who asked if the world really is interested in American ideas. He asked Kerry:

You mentioned nation building earlier and you justified it in general as a concept that is like – by our values and in our interests. I’m wondering how you respond to critics who say that while it’s fine and good for the United States to attempt to sort of import its values and its forms of government into struggling nations, the end product is sort of unnatural, forced, maybe even imperialist.

Kerry hinted he had no answer direct answer by immediately responding, “It’s a very good question.”

All he had to say was:

We don’t run around shoving our idea on other countries anymore. We work very intimately with other nations.

If that is the case, why he is returning to Israel?

Who invited him? Who wants him?

SanDisk to Open R & D Center in Israeli Arab City

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

The giant SanDisk flash-storage company has announced it will build a new research and development center in a northern Arab city, where dozens of Arabs will work.

The announcement comes at an opportune time. While Israeli Arab misfits riot and try to kill Jews, the majority are interested in a better social and financial life.

The new center will be located in Yafia, near the Lower Galilee city of Nazareth whose mayor earlier this week said he was fed up with loud-mouth Arab Knesset Members whose incendiary speeches incite others to terror.

He said they are ruining the city by scaring away thousands of Israeli Jewish shoppers.

SanDisk already employs approximately 650 people in Israel at its facilities in Kfar Saba, north of Tel Aviv, Omer, located north of Be’er Sheva, and Tefen in the northern Galilee.

The new center will attract Arabs from Haifa and Nazareth.

SanDisk Israel CEO Shahar Bar-or told Globes:

When we decided to establish the center six months ago, we couldn’t have imagined that the opening ceremony would take place at a time of tension and the recent events.

The integration of Arab engineers in the high-tech industry is now more important than ever. The main and most important reason is that the high-tech industry needs the capabilities and qualifications of the entire population in Israel, and we’re losing out on thousands of excellent Arab engineers.

The second reason is that only employment at high wages can bring about real integration of the Arab population in Israeli society.”

Another high-tech company located n the area is Galil Software, which has a stated goal of hiring Arab engineers.

Terrorist FAILS in Tel Aviv

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

An Arab terrorist failed in an attempt to carry out a stabbing attack at a Tel Aviv bus station on Levanda Street at around 11:30 am Tuesday morning.

The attack took place just an hour after a series of terror attacks in Jerusalem that left more than 17 people wounded, including half a dozen in critical condition.

No one was injured except the terrorist.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/terrorist-fail-in-tel-aviv/2015/10/13/

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