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January 20, 2017 / 22 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘terror’

Beyond the Matrix – Indifference, Suffering, and Mourning [audio]

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Ira and Rod are joined by their new frequent guest Jerry Gordon to discuss the possible trigger of events like the Ft. Lauderdale Airport attack, and the Armon Netziv ramming incident.

Beyond the Matrix 10Jan2017 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

A Breeding Ground for Terror

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The terrorist who committed the ramming attack on Sunday was a resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood Jabel Mukaber, a neighborhood built up by the British in the time of the Mandate to house members of the Arab A-Sawahra Bedouin tribe. Until the First Intifada, relations between the residents of Jabel Mukabar and the residents of the adjacent Jewish neighborhood Armon Hanatziv were good. But it all changed when many of the former began hurling rocks at Jewish homes.

Starting in 2001, the relations between the two neighborhoods deteriorated as terrorists from Jabel Mukaber began carrying out shooting attacks against cars and homes in Armon Hanatziv. In 2008, things took another turn for the worse with the lethal attack at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva, in which eight students were killed and which was committed by a resident of Jabel Mukaber. In September of that year, another Jabel Mukaber resident employed a tractor in a ramming attack. In November 2014, two Jabel Mukaber residents used knives, axes and a handgun to murder five worshippers and a police officer at a synagogue in Har Nof. Other residents of the neighborhood have been behind ramming attacks and other types of attacks on civilians.

Obviously, we must not draw generalizations about everyone in the neighborhood, but it’s not hard to find an explanation for why so many terrorist incidents originate in Jabel Mukaber. There are a number of schools there. One is named after the neighborhood itself. In April 2016, the school was the site of a meeting between students and the parents of terrorist Baha Aliyan, a local man who had murdered three Jews on a bus in October 2015. News reports about the meeting said that “in a post summarizing the meeting, the terrorists and their families were praised, and the families were thanked for the visit. The post said that representatives of the Palestinian Authority’s Education Ministry had been in attendance.” And how did Israel’s Education Ministry respond? That school is a private one that does not receive government funds, and is therefore not subject to Education Ministry supervision.

Indeed, the school has no need for outside funding: The school is maintained by Islamist officials who ensure that the students there receive instruction in jihad and hatred of Israel. Incidentally, the Israeli Education Ministry’s explanation also said that there were dozens of schools of the same status in east Jerusalem that were not under government supervision.

When Israel allows children to be educated to hate Jews and glorify “shahids,” it’s no wonder that terrorists ready to commit murder even if it costs them their lives spring up one after the other. Baha Aliyan wrote a post before he carried out his attack that ended with the words: “I’ll see you [again] in Paradise.”

It’s a bizarre reality: In the capital of Israel, Israeli law is scoffed at as schools teach — without any fear of an Israeli reprisal — that every Muslim has an obligation to kill Jews to liberate the land that they claim belongs to Islam. The land of Israel was conquered by Caliph Umar II, who Muslim tradition says was the first to gaze upon the city of Jabel Mukaber in the seventh century C.E.

Leaving the field to the hate-filled preachers who are raising generations of potential terrorists leads to tragic results of civilians and soldiers being murdered in ramming and shooting attacks and people at prayer being hacked to death with knives and axes. No new legislation is required to root out the education to hate; all that is necessary is to implement the law that already exists.

Dr. Ephraïm Herrera

France Funds NGOs Linked to Anti-Israel Boycotts, With Alleged Ties to Terror Groups

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

As France prepares to host an international peace conference, a research brief published today by NGO Monitor documents French government support of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support discriminatory BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel and with alleged ties to terror groups.

The French government funds numerous French, Israeli, and Palestinian organizations that support and promote BDS campaigns against Israel, despite the fact that such boycotts are illegal under French law. One such grantee is The Platform of French NGOs for Palestine (The Platform).

In a severe example of abuse of taxpayer money, The Platform received 40% of its budget from the French government for a project explicitly geared towards influencing elected officials, media, and public opinion regarding the Israeli-Arab conflict. The Platform supports boycott campaigns targeting Israel and partners with organizations instrumental in BDS efforts.

Other organizations funded by the French government that advocate for a boycott of Israel, again despite such boycotts being illegal under French law, include: Association France Palestine Solidarite (AFPS), La Cimade, Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC), Maan Development Center, Culture and Free Thought Association, and the Palestinian Hydrology Group.

Additionally, France directly and indirectly funds several other NGOs with alleged ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror group, including the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), and Al-Haq.

UAWC, which received direct funding from the French Government from 2012-2014, was founded in 1968 by members of the PFLP and is an official PFLP “affiliate.” According to Prof. Gerald Steinberg, President of NGO Monitor, “At a time when France is set to host a summit dedicated to peace, this type of financial support casts significant doubts on its ability to serve as an impartial host.

“The clear affiliations between these NGOs and terrorist organizations like the PFLP require immediate attention and concrete measures on the part of the French government. Any continued funding raises serious questions about due diligence and evaluation on the part of the French government, as well as compliance with both international law and its own domestic law.”

Hana Levi Julian

Brussels, Paris Victims Suing Twitter for Facilitating Terror Attacks

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin legal rights organization has assisted in filing a lawsuit against Twitter (Cain v. Twitter) on behalf of the family of Nohemi Gonzalez, 26, who was killed by ISIS in the Paris November 2015 terror attacks that killed 130, and the family of Alexander Pinczowski, 29, and his sister Sascha Pinczowski, 26, who were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber at the Brussels Airport in March 2016.

“Shurat HaDin has assisted the families of 2 victims of #ISIS #TerrorAttacks in #Paris & #Brussels with filing a lawsuit against @Twitter,” Shurat Hadin tweeted Monday.

“This is the first lawsuit to document Twitter’s key role in the rise of ISIS to become the most feared terrorist organization in the world, Shurat HaDin director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said in a statement. She added that the purpose of the suit is also “to detail how ISIS used Twitter specifically in connection with two of the worst terror attacks in Europe’s recent history.”

According to Darshan-Leitner, out of all the social media platforms, “Twitter has most brazenly refused to cut off its services to terrorists, taking the position that ‘the tweets must flow’ even if it means assisting in mass murders.”

The lawsuit asserts that ISIS used Twitter “as a weapon of terror, including through ‘bots,’ special apps and ‘hashtag hijacking’ to inflate its image, recruit members and grow into the most-feared terrorist organization in the world.”

Darshan-Leitner suggested the lawsuit “reveals direct connections between Twitter and terror, and when justice is done in this case, it will force Twitter and others to conclude that supporting terror does not pay.”


Germany’s Brandenburg Gate Lit Up With Flag of Israel for Victims of Terror

Monday, January 9th, 2017

In solidarity with the families of the four IDF officers who were murdered in a truck ramming attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, Germany’s Brandenburg Gate in Berlin was lit up in the colors of the Israeli flag on Monday night, hours after the young soldiers had been laid to rest.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly thanked the German people and their government in a tweet on the Twitter social networking site, writing, “Thanks, Germany, for standing with us in our common struggle against terrorism.”

The Israel Embassy in the United States, and the Israel Mission to the United Nations both posted photos of the beautiful gate on Twitter as well, saluting Germany’s commemoration of Israel’s victims of terror.

Hana Levi Julian

EU Belatedly Condemns Terror Attack, ‘As Well As Any Praise or Incitement for Terrorist Acts’

Monday, January 9th, 2017

The European Union has dotted its “i”‘s and crossed all its diplomatic “t”‘s effective Monday afternoon, with a nod to the niceties of political good form, but few were fooled.

The EU statement condemning the terror attack in Jerusalem was dated late Sunday afternoon, but the document was emailed to media until at least 18 hours later — and in some cases, didn’t reach media until funerals for the victims were well underway.

Four young Israeli soldiers were murdered by a Jerusalem Arab terrorist who mowed them down in a truck, backed up the vehicle and then again ran over whoever was left standing. Seventeen others were injured, including one female IDF soldier who is fighting for her life in a Jerusalem hospital.

As in the statement by the U.S. State Department, the European Union was careful to avoid identifying the terrorist as an Arab resident of Jerusalem — or as a Muslim — or as anyone, in fact, even though his identity was known quickly due to a joyful announcement by the Hamas terrorist organization.

Instead, the statement referred to “what appears to have been a deliberate terror attack by a truck driver on a group of people gathered in the Armon Hanatziv promenade.

Is there any terror attack other than one that is deliberate?

“The EU condemns the murder of these four young Israelis, as well as any praise or incitement for terrorist acts. We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and hope that those injured will make a full recovery,” the statement continued.

“There can be no justification for such a crime: the EU will continue to work with those who seek peace and denounce those who pursue violence and terror,” the European body wrote.

Except that the EU has yet to denounce the Ramallah government of the Palestinian Authority, or the leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization — neither of which have condemned this horrific attack — and both of which have for generations dedicated their budgets and political efforts to praising those who commit such “crimes” and inciting their populations to further attacks.

Moreover, nowhere was there any mention of the fact that candies and sweet pastries were distributed in the streets of Gaza and throughout the Palestinian Authority-controlled cities of Judea and Samaria – with no censure by the Ramallah government that so recently had won the unanimous support of the European Union in its vote for resolution 2334(2016) at the United Nations Security Council, condemning Israel.

Hypocrisy much?

Hana Levi Julian

Political Hitman – Terror in Israel: Should Israel Just Give Up? [audio]

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Howie condemns the world for not condemning the truck ramming attack on soldiers and questions whether the Israeli court system neutered the infantry. Sharon advocates a solution which requires Jews to disassociate Israel from the Torah.

It’s another exciting hour of Political Hitman!

Political Hitman 08Jan2017 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

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