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November 24, 2014 / 2 Kislev, 5775
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Ex-Senior Justice Official Asks Homeland Security to Ban Abbas from US

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

A former Department of Justice director who was behind the decision to bar Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States in 1987 has asked Homeland to Security to keep Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas out of the country under the Immigration and Nationality Act, which bars entry into the U.S. of aliens who incite terrorist activity or endorse or espouse terrorist activity.

New York Attorney Neal M. Sher, former Director of the Office of Special Investigations in the Justice Department, wrote Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas last week to bar Abbas on behalf of 140 victims and family members of the terror attack on Fort Hood, Texas five years ago this month.

“My clients know painfully well the deadly consequences of such incitements and endorsements” as those who radicalized the Fort Hood murderer, Nidal Hasan, Sher wrote.

The attorney reminded Homeland Security that as a Justice Dept. official, he “was responsible for the 1987 decision to bar entry to the U.S. of Kurt Waldheim, then the President of Austria,” based on Waldheim’s assistance or participation in Nazi persecutions.

Sher detailed the “abundance of publicly available evidence” showing that “Abbas (1) personally incited terrorist activity and (2) used his position of prominence to endorse terror activity.”

The Zionist Organization of American (ZOA) issued a statement endorsing and supporting Sher’s letter.

Congress has determined that some individuals should not be allowed entry into the United States for reasons that can be found in section 212, codified as Title 8 of the U.S. Code, section 1182, which states:

Terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds (TRIG), exclude persons who have participated in various kinds of activity, including activity that is generally illegal and/or violent. The grounds for inadmissibility include, but are not limited to, individuals who:

•Incited terrorist activity with intent to cause serious bodily harm or death;

•Are representatives or current members of a terrorist organization;

•Endorsed or espoused terrorist activity;

Sher detailed evidence that “ranking officials of the PA and Fatah, over whom Abbas has control and for whom he must be held responsible, have engaged in a widespread, deliberate campaign to incite and endorse terrorism.”

He noted:

Abbas publicly glorified  the perpetrator of the attempted assassination of Yehuda Glick – an American – declaring the perpetrator a ‘martyr’ and in doing so endorsed a clear act of terror….

Abbas publicly urged ‘that Palestinian Arabs’ prevent Jews from entering the Temple Mount ‘by all means necessary,’ an unambiguous call for violence….

A close adviser to Abbas proclaimed on the PA’s official Facebook page that the convicted terrorist who, in October, rammed his car into a light-rail station in Jerusalem, killing a three-month old American infant and wounding several other U.S. citizens and Israelis, “was a ‘martyr’ and worthy of honor….

After additional incidents where vehicles were used as weapons of terror, official PA outlets incited Palestinians to show their anger by ‘running over Israelis.’

Similarly, in a clear-cut example of incitement to and endorsement of terrorism, the PA Facebook page posted ugly depictions of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and murdered in June of this year. One of the victims was an American. The kidnappers and murdered were praised, honored and glorified, leaving no doubt that their conduct should be emulated.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) issued a statement endorsing and supporting Sher’s letter.

ZOA president Morton A. Klein stated, “It is time for our country to send the clear  message to Mahmoud Abbas that, under U.S. law, he is not eligible to enter the U.S. when he, his partners and subordinates regularly incite a terror campaign against Jews in Israel.

Klein pointed out several examples, several of which have been noted by  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in criticism of Abbas:

Abbas’ PA regularly holds parades and ceremonies glorifying deceased terrorists, and names streets, schools and sports teams in their honor.

Large posters of these terrorists are on display in PA schools, universities and public places, honoring these murderers instead of condemning them.

The PA pays pensions to suicide bombers and Jew-killing terrorists. The greater the number of Jews murdered, the higher the pension.

And rather than distance itself as much as possible from Hamas, Abbas’ PA embraced this U.S.-designated terrorist group, whose charter calls for the murder of Jews and the destruction of Israel.

Kerry last week said the barbaric murders of four Jews praying in a Jerusalem synagogue was ‘an act of pure terror,’ and Klein noted he condemned it as ‘a pure result of incitement, of calls for days of rage.

“The ongoing incitement by Abbas and others surely led to the savage, horrific murders,” Klein said. “Mahmoud Abbas is not a leader who is trying to calm tensions and encourage peace with the Jewish State of Israel.  He is leading a campaign of incitement and terrorism against Jews.  The U.S. should make it clear that based on his irresponsible and unacceptable conduct, which is ongoing and well-documented, he is ineligible under U.S. law to enter our country.”

 

Yehudah Glick to Undergo Additional Surgery

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Yehudah Glick will be undergoing additional surgery on Sunday morning.

Glick was supposed to be released on Sunday, but on Friday the doctors decided he needed to undergo an additional procedure.

His family asks the public to pray for the success of his surgery and improved health:

Rav Yehuda Yehoshua ben Rivka Itta Braindel.

Chief Rabbi David Lau Visits Rabbi Yehudah Glick

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Chief Rabbi David Lau visited Rabbi Yehudah Glick in the hospital on Monday and they spoke.

The conversation is in Hebrew, but it is just nice to see Yehudah Glick sitting up and talking.

Yehudah Glick Medical Update

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Rabbi Yehudah Glick was spotted zooming through the halls of Shaarei Tzedek hospital on his wheelchair, bundled up with blankets – and without any breathing tubes or other equipment plugged into him. Utterly inspiring.

This is a miraculous recovery for the Jewish Human Rights activist who was shot 4 times at close range by an Arab assassin on October 29, 2014 outside the Begin Center in Jerusalem.

Glick underwent multiple surgeries to remove parts of his intestines, lungs, and repair other internal damage from the shooting. Besides the shots to his stomach and chest, Glick was also shot in the arm and neck.

It was only a week that ago doctors were finally able to first wake him up and begin weaning him off the respirator.

Refuah Shleimah, and we hope to see you back soon on the Temple Mount.

Adviser to Abbas Urges Killing Jews and Arabs Who Sell Land to Jews

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

An adviser to Mahmoud Abbas, the same man who constantly is said to be committed to non-violence, has publicly urged Arabs to kill Jews and, while they are at it, to murder any Arab who dares sell land to Jews.

The recommendation for co-existence by murder comes from one of Abbas’ wise sages, Sultan Abu el-Einein, whose advice on an Iranian television station two weeks ago was translated and published by MEMRI, the acronym for Middle East Media and Research Institute

Dressed in a suit and tie, the moustached-adviser, who is a senior member of Abbas’ Fatah party central committee, said that the way to fight the Israeli occupation is the way of the martyr Mutaz Hijazi,” the terrorist who tried to murder Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick last month.

However, el-Einein does not limit Arabs to killing only Jews.

Arabs who sell land to Jews not only should be killed, he says, but they also should be “hung on an electric pole.”

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has not responded to his comments.

The Jewish Moral Superiority Complex is Eroding Our Rights

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Living in Israel this year is very centering, as in helping me feel centered, ground, rooted – look at the words that apply! – in my connection to Israel.

It also makes me even more frustrated with Jews everywhere for continuing to sacrifice Jewish rights and refuse their obligations on the alter of appearing to be the “better” person, the more “reasonable” partner, the one willing to give up and away rather than even quietly insist on having that to which we are entitled.

An example of my increased connection: Israel’s Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, spoke to the nation on the evening of Nov. 10, the day of multiple terror attacks which included two stabbing deaths, one in Tel Aviv and one down the road from where I live. I listened to his address, seeking comfort and protection, not for news, but because I am living here.

And on the other hand, the very sad and shriveling other hand, it is also disconcerting living here.

Here’s an example: a dear friend who lives in Jerusalem called me the night of the stabbing attacks. She was calling to check in, to see if I was okay, because she knew one of the attacks took place nearby. (She wasn’t the only one who called to check – now I’m the one receiving, instead of making, those phone calls.)

As we spoke, I mentioned that I had just been to an event at the Begin Center. I told her I was astonished that there was absolutely no visible security for the event – the front door was wide open and no one checked me or the people with whom I entered, or any of our bags.

My stomach twisted at her response.

“Well, you aren’t advocating building the Third Temple and throwing the Arabs off the Temple Mount.”

What?

This was spoken very matter of factly to me by a woman who made Aliyah with her family, including quite a few children, about eight years ago.

It is not easy living here. Her life and that of her family would have been much more comfortable in the U.S. They left behind all of their extended family, and made this their home.

And yet, my friend said and believes that Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the Jewish rights advocate who was shot on Oct. 29 at point blank range four times as he left a meeting at the Begin Center, was somehow at fault.

Let’s make this perfectly clear for anyone reading this: Glick is a man of peace who simply advocates – yes, forcefully and with conviction – that Jews AS WELL AS MUSLIMS have the right to pray on the Temple Mount.

There. Now you know it, so if you hear people say otherwise, the obligation is on you to correct them. Of course you’ll need proof. Here it is:

For a helpful explanation of who Glick is and why what he wants is sensible, not extreme or outrageous, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik provides a useful and succinct explanation.

So why do people believe the opposite? Why is Yehuda Glick, in the eyes of so many, a symbol of Jewish “extremism” and presented as an obstinate man of moral superiority?

A huge part of the answer to that is the way in which he was described in virtually every news story about the attack on him. He was referred to as a “far right activist,”  (Reuters and Aol News). Even the centrist to center right papers in Israel referred to Glick as a “right wing activist” (YNET and the Jerusalem Post), in their headlines on the story.

Yehuda Glick Phones the Knesset: ‘I Am Breathing on My Own!’

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Knesset Speak Yuli Edelstein stopped the Knesset session on Tuesday to tell Knesset Member’s that Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick called to say he is breathing on his own for the first time since was critically wounded two weeks ago when a Jerusalem Arab terrorist shot him.

Edelstein was standing at the podium during the Knesset session when he said that Glick was calling him to update him on his condition.

Shortly later, the Speaker told the Knesset, “He asked to speak with me and said he wanted to call immediately with good news.”

“I know you fight for the right to speak,” Glick said. I have been fighting several days for the right to breathe. Now that I can breathe alone, I wanted to share it with you.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/yehuda-glick-phones-the-knesset-i-am-breathing-on-my-own/2014/11/11/

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