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IRON DOME, acting on the usual: Muslim Arab-Palestinians target civilians, Israel defends

March 18, 2012

IRON DOME, acting on the usual: Muslim Arab-Palestinians target civilians, Israel defends

“Palestinians” in Gaza began (again) a barrage of [about 120] missiles upon Israeli towns, targeting civilians. Israel uses ‘Iron Dome‘ defense system.

Gantz: IDF will continue to respond forcefully, sensitively [Ynetnews]
Published: 03.11.12, 13:25 / Israel News

IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said: “Zuhir al-Qaisi and other terrorists killed were involved in planning a deadly terror attack against Israeli civilians, which was suppose to come out of Gaza through Sinai.”

“Over 120 rockets have been fired at Israel and 20% of them could have caused death and distruction within the Israeli populations. They were interceted by the Iron Dome. The IDF responded and will continue to do so with force and sensitivity over any attack on Israel. We are not interested in escalation, but Hamas is the sovereign,” Gantz added. (Yoav Zitun)
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4201269,00.html

Terrorists call Gaza ceasefire ‘victory’; Egypt calls to cut ties with Israel
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | Ryan Jones

Region falls silent after 222 rockets pound southern Israel over past few days; Egyptian parliament calls Israel’s response a war crime, demands end to friendly relations
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/News/tabid/178/nid/23154/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Israel under fire: Schools closed in south due to rockets – Israel TodayIsrael under fire: Schools closed in south due to rockets
Sunday, March 11, 2012 | Ryan Jones

Some 200,000 Israeli children throughout southern Israel spent Sunday hiding in bomb shelters instead of going to school as Gaza-based Palestinian terrorists continued pouring missiles and mortars into the area.

By midday Sunday, some 130 projectiles had been fired at communities across the western Negev region over a 48-hour period. At least two dozen Israelis have been injured, some seriously.

Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system has managed to intercept 28 out of 31 of the more dangerous Grad-type missiles, but simply cannot provide a comprehensive shield against such an onslaught.
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/tabid/178/nid/23149/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Missile Defenses Give Israel Measure of Calm – WSJ.com
March 13, 2012
By JOSHUA MITNICK
BEERSHEBA, Israel—Facing the worst barrage of rockets from Palestinian militants since 2009, Israel is getting a boost from a new interceptor system that destroys missiles in midair before they fall on population centers. … The “Iron Dome” missile system has provided an added layer of security for Israel’s homeland by downing dozens of rockets in …..
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304537904577277281425602126.html

Shelling on Israel’s Southern Cities Continue — NTDTV.com
[March 13, 2012] – Over 120 missiles have been shot into Israel from the Gaza Strip … Israeli army called “Iron Dome”, which intercepts the missile while in mid air, …
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_middleeast_africa/2012-03-12/shelling-on-israel-s-southern-cities-continue.html

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Watching the anti-human-rights of the so-called “Human Rights Watch” when it comes to the Middle East

September 15, 2011

Watching the anti-human-rights of the so-called “Human Rights Watch” when it comes to the Middle East


It is long overdue that this (and others like it) come under scrutiny for being systematically blindly anti-Israel biased, distortion of facts and simply obsessive in singling it out, while covering for Arab-Islamic crimes against humanity. [You know when an orgainaztion is in real trouble, when, even, its founding chairman criticizes it for utter and complete failure].

“Human rights” organizations’ conspiracy-collective war on Israelis’ Human Rights.

It doesn’t matter if its (like the UN) influenced by Arab oil / Lobby, Islamic lobby, Arab “street anger,” or impacted by the powerful mythology of “strong Israel vs. poor weak Arab” – (deriving from a distorted image, naively based on looking at a raw-but-shallow picture of balance-of-armament VS reality, underestimating the Goliath power of “Palestinians” and Hezbollah use of their civilians against cautious and Humane Israel) is the source of it, or if it’s by an individual bigot in charge at HRW.





IN GENERAL


See examples, updates at:

1) CAMERA.org here and here.

2) HonestReporting.com here and here.


HRW Founder Bernstein Starts Advancing Human Rights (AHR)

March 03, 2011

Robert Bernstein, the founder and former chairman of Human Rights Watch who publicly renounced his ties with the organization due to distorted and disproportionate focus on free and open Israel at the expense of the rest of the Middle East — mostly unfree — has just launched a new human rights organization, Advancing Human Rights.


Why the need for a new organization? Bernstein, 88, explains:


Some human rights organizations, like Human Rights Watch, do not condemn incitement to genocide, Arab hate speech being spewed daily in Gaza, particularly, and Saudi textbooks being taught to young children calling Jews “monkeys and pigs.” Hate speech is the precursor to genocide.

http://blog.camera.org/archives/2011/03/hrw_founder_bernstein_starts_a.html


“Human Rights Watch Coverup”
Jerusalem Post
April 13, 2004
By Anne Bayefsky


When it comes to anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias, Human Rights Watch still has a lot of explaining to do ­ notwithstanding Executive Director Ken Roth’s umbrage at criticism.


Roth, however, volunteers a test of his organization’s reliability when it comes to the Arab-Israeli conflict, namely Human Rights Watch’s behavior at the UN’s infamous “anti-racism” conference held in Durban, shortly before 9/11. If the organization’s actions were assailable there, he says, it would make “it easy to reject the objectivity of Human Rights Watch reports on Israeli conduct.”


It is a test that Human Rights Watch fails hands down. I know because I was there as the representative of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ). Roth himself did not attend.
Just prior to the conference Roth telegraphed his convictions in an interview on US National Public Radio, August 14, 2001, when he said about the pending controversy and the effort to focus attention on Israel: “Clearly Israeli racist practices are an appropriate topic.”
So in the lead-up to Durban, Human Rights Watch fanned the flames of racial intolerance ­ notwithstanding that ‘s citizens are one-quarter Arab and enjoy democratic rights they have nowhere else in the Arab world, while neighboring Arab states are Judenrein.


At Durban one role of Human Rights Watch was to exclude the representative of Jewish lawyers and jurists from over 40 countries. Here’s what happened:
As a representative of the IAJLJ, I was a member of the caucus of international human rights nongovernmental organizations. Human Rights Watch, along with others such as Amnesty International and the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (renamed Human Rights First), was also a member of this caucus. Together we had a right to vote on the final NGO document, and hours before the last session gathered together to discuss our position.
The draft included egregious statements equating Zionism with racism, and alleging that is an “apartheid” state guilty of “genocide and ethnic cleansing designed to ensure a Jewish state.”


As we arrived at our meeting the chief Durban representative of Human Rights Watch, advocacy director Reed Brody, publicly announced that as a representative of a Jewish group I was unwelcome and could not attend. The views of a Jewish organization, he explained, would not be objective and the decision on how to vote had to be taken in our absence. Not a single one of the other international NGOs objected.


THE HUMAN Rights Watch role at Durban? To inhibit Jewish lawyers and jurists from being fairly represented or defended.


Later that afternoon, my colleague Daniel Lack and I insisted on entering the meeting, but their minds were made up. In the face of the flagrant anti-Semitism all around them the group, including HRW had decided neither to approve nor disapprove of the final declaration, and not to vote.
 
Instead the international NGOs, including HRW planned to introduce an introductory paragraph that would cast the document as a legitimate collection of the “voices of the victims.”


In the evening, as the declaration was considered, a motion was made to delete draft language that had come from the Jewish NGO caucus. The Jewish caucus had proposed including a statement that the demonization of and the targeting of Jews for destruction because of their support for was a form of anti-Semitism.


The vote to delete the Jewish caucus’s proposal succeeded and all Jewish organizations from around the world walked out.


What did Human Rights Watch do? The organization said nothing. It made no move to vote. It stayed. Notwithstanding that the Jewish voices had been silenced, two days later at a press conference, HRW (along with Amnesty International, and the Lawyers Committee/Human Rights First) repeated the claim that the “voices of the victims” had legitimately prevailed at the NGO conference. HRW spokesperson Smita Narula said: “The document gives expression to all voices.”


What else did Human Rights Watch do in Durban? It misrepresented the final outcome to the world press.


AFTER THE fact, Human Rights Watch got nervous about the possible reaction of its many Jewish funders. So the cover-up began.
On September 6, 2001 Human Rights Watch spokespersons Reed Brody and Joel Motley wrote in the Conference News Daily that the NGO declaration “marks a major success… and recognizes the scourge of anti-Semitism.”
They neglected to mention that the declaration had redefined anti-Semitism, changing its meaning from the hatred of Jews to something which included “anti-Arab racism.”


Six months later, in February 2002, Human Rights Watch published an update stating: “What really happened at the World Conference Against Racism in Durban? The conference we participated in was completely different from the one covered in American newspapers.”
What else did Human Rights Watch do after Durban? It denied what happened there.


As for Roth’s claim of the organization’s objectivity in reporting on governments throughout the region, one need look no further than its inability ­ despite an annual budget of $22 million ­ to produce a specific report on human rights abuses in a country like Libya, or the relative paucity of attention over the years given to states with appalling human rights records like Saudi Arabia and Syria, as compared to Israel.


So there should be no surprise when HRW wrongly describes as violating international legal norms, for example, by labeling the killing of someone like Sheikh Ahmed Yassin or Ismail Abu Shanab an “assassination” or “liquidation.”


International law does not protect all combatants from being targeted before judicial process, or grant them immunity from military operations when they use civilians as human shields.


Having the courage to speak out against the tide of hate directed at and the Jewish people is not one of the strengths of Human Rights Watch.
When will this leading international human rights NGO stop believing it has to earn its stripes by demonizing Israel, or that to stay in business it must avoid criticizing Israel’s enemies?
The writer, a professor at York University in , is an international lawyer and a member of the Governing Board of UN Watch, based in Geneva.
http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article.php?id=908


Op-Ed Contributor – Rights Watchdog, Lost in the Mideast – NYTimes …
By ROBERT L. BERNSTEIN. Published: October 19, 2009. AS the founder of Human Rights Watch, its active chairman for 20 years and now founding chairman …The organization is expressly concerned mainly with how wars are fought, not with motivations. To be sure, even victims of aggression are bound by the laws of war and must do their utmost to minimize civilian casualties. Nevertheless, there is a difference between wrongs committed in self-defense and those perpetrated intentionally.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/opinion/20bernstein.html

Pollak: Human Rights Watch is Biased Against Israel – WSJ.com
Jul 30, 2009 – Double Standards and Human Rights Watch
The organization displays a strong bias against Israel
By NOAH POLLAK
Over the past two weeks, Human Rights Watch has been embroiled in a controversy over a fund raiser it held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. At that gathering, Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson pledged the group would use donations to “battle . . . pro-Israel pressure groups.”

As criticism of her remark poured in, Ms. Whitson responded by saying that the complaint against her was “fundamentally a racist one.” And Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, declared that “We report on Israel. Its supporters fight back with lies and deception.”

The facts tell a different story. From 2006 to the present, Human Rights Watch’s reports on the Israeli-Arab conflict have been almost entirely devoted to condemning Israel, accusing it of human rights and international law violations, and demanding international investigations into its conduct. It has published some 87 criticisms of Israeli conduct against the Palestinians and Hezbollah, versus eight criticisms of Palestinian groups and four of Hezbollah for attacks on Israel. (It also published a small number of critiques of both Israel and Arab groups, and of intra-Palestinian fighting.)

It was during this period that more than 8,000 rockets and mortars were fired at Israeli civilians by Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza. Human Rights Watch’s response? In November 2006 it said that the Palestinian Authority “should stop giving a wink and a nod to rocket attacks.” Two years later it urged the Hamas leadership “to speak out forcefully against such [rocket] attacks . . . and bring to justice those who are found to have participated in them.”

In response to the rocket war and Hamas’s violent takeover of Gaza in June 2007, Israel imposed a partial blockade of Gaza. Human Rights Watch then published some 28 statements and reports on the blockade, accusing Israel in highly charged language of an array of war crimes and human rights violations. One report headline declared that Israel was “choking Gaza.” Human Rights Watch has never recognized the difference between Hamas’s campaign of murder against Israeli civilians and Israel’s attempt to defend those civilians. The unwillingness to distinguish between aggression and self-defense blots out a fundamental moral fact—that Hamas’s refusal to stop its attacks makes it culpable for both Israeli and Palestinian casualties.

Meanwhile, Egypt has also maintained a blockade on Gaza, although it is not even under attack from Hamas. Human Rights Watch has never singled out Egypt for criticism over its participation in the blockade.

The organization regularly calls for arms embargoes against Israel and claims it commits war crimes for using drones, artillery and cluster bombs. Yet on Israel’s northern border sits Hezbollah, which is building an arsenal of rockets to terrorize and kill Israeli civilians, and has placed that arsenal in towns and villages in hopes that Lebanese civilians will be killed if Israel attempts to defend itself. The U.N. Security Council has passed resolutions demanding Hezbollah’s disarmament and the cessation of its arms smuggling. Yet while Human Rights Watch has criticized Israel’s weapons 15 times, it has criticized Hezbollah’s twice.

In the Middle East, Human Rights Watch does not actually function as a human-rights organization. If it did, it would draw attention to the plight of Palestinians in Arab countries. In Lebanon, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are warehoused in impoverished refugee camps and denied citizenship, civil rights, and even the right to work. This has received zero coverage from the organization.

In 2007, the Lebanese Army laid siege to the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp for over three months, killing hundreds. Human Rights Watch produced two anemic press releases. At this very moment, Jordan is stripping its Palestinians of citizenship without the slightest protest from the organization. Unfortunately, Human Rights Watch seems only to care about Palestinians when they can be used to convince the world that the Jewish state is actually a criminal state.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204619004574318344040299638.html

TNR publishes “Minority Report: Human Rights Watch fights a civil war over Israel”
April 28, 2010   Richard Landes
The New Republic has just published a major piece on Human Rights Watch and their deeply disturbed relationship to Israel. Its a case study of demopaths and dupes, human rights complex, masochistic omnipotence syndrome, and the left-jihadi alliance. Below, a few choice passages.


Minority Report
Human Rights Watch fights a civil war over Israel.
Benjamin Birnbaum April 27, 2010 | 12:00 am


[snip]


With Palestinian suicide bombings reaching a crescendo in early 2002, precipitating a full-scale Israeli counterterrorist campaign across the West Bank, HRW’s Middle East and North Africa division (MENA) issued two reports (and myriad press releases) on Israeli misconduct—including one on the Israel Defense Forces’ assault on terrorist safe havens in the Jenin refugee camp. That report—which, to HRW’s credit, debunked the widespread myth that Israel had carried out a massacre—nevertheless said there was “strong prima facie evidence” that Israel had “committed grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions,” irking the country’s supporters, who argued that the IDF had in fact gone to great lengths to spare Palestinian civilians. (The decision not to launch an aerial bombardment of the densely populated area, and to dispatch ground troops into labyrinthine warrens instead, cost 23 Israeli soldiers their lives—crucial context that HRW ignored.) It would take another five months for HRW to release a report on Palestinian suicide bombings—and another five years for it to publish a report addressing the firing of rockets and mortars from Gaza, despite the fact that, by 2003, hundreds had been launched from the territory into Israel. (HRW did issue earlier press releases on both subjects.)


In the years to come, critics would accuse HRW of giving disproportionate attention to Israeli misdeeds. According to HRW’s own count, since 2000, MENA has devoted more reports to abuses by Israel than to abuses by all but two other countries, Iraq and Egypt. That’s more reports than those on Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Syria, Algeria, and other regional dictatorships. (When HRW includes press releases in its count, Israel ranks fourth on the list.) And, if you count only full reports—as opposed to “briefing papers,” “backgrounders,” and other documents that tend to be shorter, less authoritative, and therefore less influential—the focus on the Jewish state only increases, with Israel either leading or close to leading the tally. There are roughly as many reports on Israel as on Iran, Syria, and Libya combined.


HRW officials acknowledge that a number of factors beyond the enormity of human rights abuses go into deciding how to divide up the organization’s attentions: access to a given country, possibility for redress, and general interest in the topic. “I think we tend to go where there’s action and where we’re going to get reaction,” rues one board member. “We seek the limelight—that’s part of what we do. And so, Israel’s sort of like low-hanging fruit.”


[snip]
[Bernstien and] Edith Everett, a member of both the MENA advisory committee and the HRW board, a former stockbroker, and a philanthropist who has donated millions to aid Druze Arabs in Israel, eventually came to believe that their concerns were falling on deaf ears. For Everett, the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war was a turning point. “Participating on the board became most difficult since [that war],” she recalls. While Everett agreed with some of HRW’s critiques—on Israel’s use of cluster munitions, for example—she took issue with many of the organization’s conclusions, including its reporting on human shield use in Lebanon. (In a 2007 report, HRW insisted that Hezbollah fighters did not shield themselves and their weapons among the local civilian population on a widespread basis.) For a long time, Everett had felt there was a healthy exchange about these issues inside HRW, but that had begun to change. “I felt in recent times there was less of a dialogue,” she says. “It seemed to me that there was a commitment to a point of view—that Israel’s the bad guy here.”


[snip]


Robert James—a businessman, World War II veteran, and member of the MENA advisory committee who has been involved with HRW almost since its inception—calls the group “the greatest NGO since the Red Cross,” but argues that it is chronically incapable of introspection. “Bob is bringing this issue up on Israel,” he says. “But Human Rights Watch has a more basic problem. … They cannot take criticism.”


[snip]


Critics have pointed out that a number of Whitson’s colleagues in MENA—such as Joe Stork, who came to HRW after decades as a leader of the left-wing Middle East Research and Information Project, where he was part of an editorial collective that ran an extremely anti-Israel journal—arrived at the organization with backgrounds in the pro-Palestinian movement. Sid Sheinberg argues that the mere appearance of a biased jury at MENA ill-serves HRW. “Is it smart to have a number of people about which questions can be asked—in either direction?” he says. But, when I asked Whitson about this critique—and, specifically, about a former researcher on Israel who, before starting at HRW, wrote pro-Palestinian dispatches from the West Bank and Gaza describing Israeli soldiers as “protected by arrogance and hatred and a state and an army and the world’s superpower”—she said she didn’t see a problem with this situation. “For people who apply for jobs to be the researcher in Israel-Palestine, it’s probably going to be someone who’s done work on Israel-Palestine with a human rights background,” she explained. “And guess what? People who do work with a human rights background on Israel-Palestine tend to find that there are a lot of Israeli abuses. And they tend to become human rights activists on the issue.” For his part, HRW program director Iain Levine, who oversees the organization’s 16 divisions, acknowledges that people from many divisions—and not just MENA—arrive from “solidarity backgrounds,” but insists that, “when they come to the door of this organization, they park those things behind.”


Whether or not Whitson has done so, she clearly favors a tough approach toward the Jewish state. She has argued that, far from being too harsh toward Israel, HRW is actually too lenient. “[B]elieve me,” she wrote in an e-mail to a MENA advisory committee member, “on israel in particular, we are overly cautious and extremely kid-gloved because of the harassment we endure.” Less definitive—but still arguably revealing—evidence about Whitson’s politics can be found in her opinion of Norman Finkelstein, the activist and avowed Hezbollah supporter who has likened Israel to Nazi Germany. The two became acquainted years ago, and she brought him to HRW to discuss his 2005 book Beyond Chutzpah. (“He had a very mixed reception,” she remembers. “I think people did not find his style particularly persuasive.”) In late 2006, when Finkelstein launched a letter-writing campaign demanding that HRW officials apologize for a press release critical of Palestinian officials (which they eventually did), one HRW observer e-mailed Whitson to share thoughts on Finkelstein’s over-the-top rhetoric. Whitson replied: “I agree w/ u that norm undermines himself and his cause w/ the language he uses, and his anger sometimes gets the better of him and his brilliant mind and generous spirit. I continue to have tremendous respect and admiration for him, because as you probably know, making Israeli abuses the focus of one’s life work is a thankless but courageous task that may well end up leaving all of us quite bitter.”


[snip]


Bernstein also raised some of his concerns with then-HRW board member Richard Goldstone, who would go on to write the U.N.’s much-maligned report on the Gaza war. There are few more reviled figures in Israel right now than Goldstone, but even he sympathized with Bernstein on certain points, such as the politicized nature of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which, after being created in 2006, had directed its first nine condemnations at Israel. In March 2008, barely a year before he accepted UNHRC’s mandate to investigate the Gaza war, he told Bernstein that he thought the body’s performance had been hopeless and expressed ambivalence as to whether HRW should continue appearing before it.


He also agreed with Bernstein that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s increasingly aggressive anti-Israel rhetoric, in combination with his threatening policies, was an issue worthy of HRW’s attention. Goldstone pushed Roth to address it, but to no avail. (When I asked Roth in a February interview at his office about HRW’s refusal to take a position on Ahmadinejad’s threats against Israel, including his famous call for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” Roth quibbled about the way the statement had been translated in the West—“there was a real question as to whether he actually said that”—then told me that it was not HRW’s place to render judgments on such rhetoric: “Let’s assume it is a military threat. We don’t take on governments’ military threats just as we don’t take on aggression, per se. We look at how they behave. So, we wouldn’t condemn a military threat just as we wouldn’t condemn an invasion—we would look at how the government wages the war.” Whitson, who sat in on the interview, offered her two cents: “You know, that statement was also matched by Hillary Clinton saying that the Iranian regime should be destroyed or wiped off the map. Again, so, very similar statements, side by side, close in time.” For his part, Goldstone told TNR that he eventually came around to the view this was not an issue HRW should take up.)
http://www.theaugeanstables.com/2010/04/28/tnr-publishes-minority-report-human-rights-watch-fights-a-civil-war-over-israel/


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THE SOROS EFFECT


Obama-Sponsor Gives $100M to Anti-Israeli ‘Human Rights Watch’
 – Sep 13, 2010 – Anti-Israeli secular-Jewish billionaire George Soros has pledged $100 million to the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW),
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139596


Human Rights Watch sells out to Soros–Gerald Steinberg – NYPOST.com
Sep 13, 2010 – Selling Out to Soros
Rights group’s dubious recordBy GERALD STEINBERG


Last Updated: 6:20 PM, September 13, 2010
Posted: 11:44 PM, September 12, 2010


In accepting a huge grant from George Soros, Human Rights Watch has spurned the public advice (and warning) offered nearly a year ago by its founder Robert Bernstein. Rather than grapple with the serious problems of credibility and bias, HRW Executive Director Kenneth Roth has cemented relations with Soros — a partisan ideologue who also supports Moveon.org, a controversial advocacy group.


Bernstein severely criticized HRW in a New York Times oped. To “resurrect itself as a moral force in the Middle East and throughout the world,” he warned, the organization must return “to its founding mission and the spirit of humility that animated it.” In its earlier days, he noted, “to create clarity in human rights,” HRW aimed to “draw a sharp line between the democratic and nondemocratic worlds.”


Soros: His $100 million donation to Human Rights Watch will make up for grants lost because of recent scandals. Over the years, HRW lost its moral compass and substituted ideology and an Israel-obsessed agenda. Bernstein was trying to awaken the group’s leaders to the decayed state of what was once a human-rights superpower.


Instead, Roth has opted to accept Soros’ $100 million grant — which should offset nicely the income lost from core donors who’ve walked away in the wake of a host of scandals. It won’t, however, address the root problems.


In May 2009, HRW launched a fund-raising drive in Saudi Arabia, using its anti-Israel record to solicit funds from “prominent members of Saudi society.” That September, HRW “senior military analyst” Marc Garlasco was “outed” as an avid collector of Nazi memorabilia — a troubling hobby for the main author of a number of HRW reports that accused Israel of “war crimes” and other violations.


Add to this the recent work by NGO Monitor, the watchdog group that I lead, and others on the severe ideological biases at HRW’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) division. The systematic research in NGO Monitor’s report and articles in The New Republic and the Sunday Times detail the severe ideological biases of MENA director Sarah Leah Whitson and deputy director Joe Stork.


Both Whitson and Stork came to HRW with backgrounds in pro-Palestinian political activities, and continue to promote their anti-Israel political agendas through their “human rights” work.


Whitson was and remains an advocate of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. In July 2009, she referred to Israel’s “system of apartheid.” Stork’s publications in the Middle East Research and Information Project from the 1980s and 1990s focus on attacking Zionism, Israel and American “imperialism” in the Middle East, while promoting the Palestinian narrative.


This is further evidence of Bernstein’s conclusion that HRW is “helping those who wish to turn Israel into a pariah state.”


The group has relentlessly promoted the UN-commissioned report by one of its former board members, Richard Goldstone — a report that reflects the same biases and dubious research practices as so many recent HRW papers. In 2009, HRW’s 34 pro-Goldstone publications outnumbered its documents on all the countries in the Middle East except Israel and Iran.


The bias is indisputable: HRW’s publications on “Israel and the Occupied Territories” made up 28 percent of its total Mideast output in 2009.


Which makes it a fine fit for George Soros, whose own biases are well-established. In the Middle East, for example, his Open Society Institute exclusively supports advocacy groups that campaign internationally to undermine the elected governments of Israel — organizations such as Adalah, Peace Now, Breaking the Silence, Gisha and Yesh Din.


In extending his control over HRW, Soros seeks to increase its staff by 40 percent, reposition it as a major international player and restore its influence as an arbiter on universal human rights. But while his grant will alleviate the crisis caused by HRW’s declining income, it only deepens the moral crisis.


Only by changing the organization’s hiring practices, research priorities, methodologies and biases — especially at MENA — can Human Rights Watch recover its image as the “gold standard” of human-rights groups.


Gerald Steinberg is president of NGO Monitor, a Jerusalem-based research institution, and a professor of political science at Bar Ilan Uni versity
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/selling_out_to_soros_iYfn7YXaZg8xEFCp5iEcCJ


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EXPLODING CRITICISM IN THE WAKE OF CRITICIZING ISRAEL, WHILE ISLAMIC-HEZBOLLAH DELIBERATELY CAUSES CIVILIAN DEATHS IN LEBANON (2006)


First Word: What is ‘Human Rights Watch’ watching – Jerusalem Post
 –  ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
08/24/2006 16:48


Many former supporters of the organization have become alienated by its obsessive focus on Israel.


When it comes to Israel and its enemies, Human Rights Watch cooks the books about facts, cheats on interviews, and puts out predetermined conclusions that are driven more by their ideology than by evidence. These are serious accusations, and they are demonstrably true. Consider the following highly publicized “conclusion” reached by Human Rights Watch about the recent war in Lebanon between Hizbullah and Israel: “Human Rights Watch found no cases in which Hizbullah deliberately used civilians as shields to protect them from retaliatory IDF attack.” No cases! Anyone who watched even a smattering of TV during the war saw with their own eyes direct evidence of rockets being launched from civilian areas. But not Human Rights Watch.


How could an organization, which claims to be objective, have been so demonstrably wrong about so central a point in so important a war? Could it have been an honest mistake? I don’t think so. Despite its boast that “Human Rights Watch has interviewed victims and witnesses of attacks in one-on-one settings, conducted on-site inspections and collected information from hospitals, humanitarian groups, and government agencies,” it didn’t find one instance in which Hizbullah failed to segregate its fighters from civilians. Nor apparently did HRW even ask the Israelis for proof of its claim that Hizbullah rockets were being fired from behind civilians, and that Hizbullah fighters were hiding among civilians. Its investigators interviewed Arab “eyewitnesses” and monitored “information from public sources including the Israeli government statements.” Human Rights Watch ignored credible news sources, such as The New York Times and The New Yorker. “Hizbullah came to Ain Ebel to shoot its rockets,” said Fayad Hanna Amar, a young Christian man, referring to his village. “They are shooting from between our houses.”
Mr. Amar said Hizbullah fighters in groups of two and three had come into Ain Ebel, less than a mile from Bint Jbail, where most of the fighting has occurred. They were using it as a base to shoot rockets, he said, and the Israelis fired back. – Sabrina Tavernise, “Christians Fleeing Lebanon Denounce Hizbullah,” The New York Times, July 28, 2006. Near the hospital, a mosque lay in ruins. A man approached and told me that he was a teacher at the Hariri school. I asked him why he thought the Israelis had hit a mosque, and he said, simply, “It was a Hizbullah mosque.” A younger man came up to me and, when we were out of earshot of others, said that Hizbullah had kept bombs in the basement of the mosque, but that two days earlier a truck had taken the cache away. – Jon Lee Anderson, “The Battle for Lebanon,” The New Yorker, August 8, 2006. Even if the location of UN posts were known to Israeli commanders, that doesn’t rule out the possibility that Hizbullah fighters used one as a shield from which to unleash fire. They’ve done so in the past, says Maj.-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie (ret’d.), who witnessed the technique while on peacekeeping assignments in the area. “It’s the same as if you set up your weapons systems beside a mosque or a church or a hospital.” – Carlie Gillis, “Diplomacy Under Fire,” MacLean’s, August 7, 2006.
The surgeon led a group of journalists over what remained: mangled debris, shredded walls and a roof punched through by an Israeli shell. “Look what they did to this place,” Dr. Fatah said, shaking his head. “Why in the world would the Israelis target a hospital?” The probable answer was found a few hours later in a field nearby. Hidden in the tall grass were the burned remnants of a rocket-launcher.


Confronted with the evidence, Dr. Fatah admitted his hospital could have been used as a site from which to fire rockets into Israel. – Sonia Verma, “Hizbullah’s Deadly Hold on Heartland,” National Post, August 5, 2006. [Samira] Abbas said, she heard from relatives that her house in Bint Jbeil had been destroyed. She said Hizbullah fighters had gathered in citrus groves about 500 yards from her home. – Mohamad Bazzi, “Mideast Crisis – Farewell to a Soldier; Reporting from Lebanon; Running Out of Places to Run,” Newsday, July 28, 2006 “What that means is, in plain English, ‘We’ve got Hizbullah fighters running around in our positions, taking our positions here and then using us for shields and then engaging the (Israeli Defense Forces),'” said [Lewis] MacKenzie, who led Canadian peacekeepers in Bosnia. – Steven Edwards, “UN contradicts itself over Israeli attack,” CanWest News Service, July 27, 2006. It was also reported that Hizbullah fired from the vicinity of five UN positions at Alma Ash Shab, At Tiri, Bayt Yahoun, Brashit, and Tibnin. – United Nations interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura, July 28, 2006 (Press Release).
While these pictures have escaped the ravaged country, other images and footage taken by local newspaper and television teams are routinely seized by armed Hizbullah fighters at road blocks. In one image a group of fighters, including youths, are preparing to fire an anti-aircraft gun just metres from an apartment block with laundry sheets drying on a balcony.
Others show a Hizbullah fighter armed with a nickel-plated AK47 rifle guarding no-go zones after Israeli blitzes. Another depicts the remnants of a Hizbullah Katyusha rocket in the middle of a residential block, blown up in an Israeli air attack. The Melbourne man who smuggled the shots out of Beirut told yesterday how he was less than 400m from the block when it was obliterated. “Hizbullah came in to launch their rockets, then within minutes the area was blasted by Israeli jets,” he said. “Until the Hizbullah fighters arrived, it had not been touched by the Israelis. Then it was devastated. “After the attacks they didn’t even allow the ambulances or the Lebanese Army to come in until they had cleaned the area, removing their rockets and hiding other evidence The fighters used trucks, driven into residential areas, as launch pads for the rockets, he said. Another image shows a line of decimated trucks sitting behind a 5m crater.
The tourist who smuggled the images back to Melbourne said the trucks had been carrying rockets. The release of the images comes as Hizbullah fighters face increasing censure for using innocent civilians as “human shields.” – Chris Tinkler, “Revealed: How Hizbullah puts the innocent at risk; They don’t care,” Sunday Mail (Australia), July 30, 2006.


HOW COULD Human Rights Watch have ignored – or more likely suppressed – this evidence from so many different sources? The only reasonable explanation is that they wanted there to be no evidence of Hizbullah’s tactic of hiding behind civilians. So they cooked the books to make it come out that way.


Even after the fighting ended and all the reports of Hizbullah hiding among civilians were published, HRW chief Kenneth Roth essentially repeated the demonstrably false conclusions that “in none of those cases was Hizbullah anywhere around at the time of the attack.” So committed is Human Rights Watch to its predetermined conclusions that it refused to let the facts, as reported by objective sources, get in its way. Many former supporters of Human Rights Watch have become alienated from the organization, because of, in the words of one early supporter, “their obsessive focus on Israel.” Within the last month, virtually every component of the organized Jewish community, from secular to religious, liberal to conservative, has condemned Human Rights Watch for its bias. Roth and his organization’s willful blindness when it comes to Israel and its enemies have completely undermined the credibility of a once important human rights organization.


Human Rights Watch no longer deserves the support of real human rights advocates. Nor should its so-called reporting be credited by objective news organizations.
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=32731


Human Rights Watch: Irrelevant, Immoral on Mideast Conflict
By Abraham H. Foxman
National Director of the Anti-Defamation League 
This article originally appeared in The New York Sun on August 2, 2006 


Human Rights Watch has come out with a stinging attack on Israel for its actions in the conflict against Hezbollah, calling the tragedy in Qana a “war crime.”


Since Human Rights Watch is not an organization that has ignored human rights issues in the Arab world — it has done studies on such issues as human rights violations in Egypt and suicide bombings — what the organization says is given much weight and credibility in certain circles.


The truth is, however, that the overwhelming thrust of Human Rights Watch work regarding Israel and the Arab world falls on Israel. Included was a rush to judgment in its accusation that Israel in Jenin had committed war crimes in seeking out suicide bombers, as well as the fact that in one year (2004), according to NGO Monitor, of 33 HRW documents dealing with Israel, 25 were critical of the Jewish State.


More significantly, there are questions about HRW’s broader perspective in its work in the Middle East. Kenneth Roth falls back on technical interpretations to justify what his organization criticizes and what it doesn’t. He says that it doesn’t go into the cause of war. He doesn’t want to talk about the intentions of various parties. He doesn’t want to look at the larger picture because, he claims, all of this would undermine the neutral posture that gives his organization credibility.


More than any specific criticism, it is this explanation of what HRW is about that is so problematic. First, he inappropriately compares his organization in this respect to the Red Cross, but that body has a very different purpose. HRW, by its reports and statements, has a major impact on political judgments.


Far more important is that his explanation of HRW’s perspective — at least as it applies to the conflict of Israel and the Arab world — leads inevitably to the conclusion that HRW is either irrelevant or immoral, or maybe both. On one level, his explanations of all the factors that don’t come into play when doing analyses and passing judgment should lead to the conclusion that they truly aren’t relevant to the fundamental issues of peace, war, and justice that are embodied in a conflict such as this. If the intentions of Syria and Iran are not to be examined, if the takeover of part of a country by a terrorist group committed to the destruction of Israel is not something important, if the continuous flow of rockets, launchers and other weapons from Iran and Syria to an illegitimate group is not worthy of consideration, then ultimately why should anyone take seriously what Human Rights Watch has to say?


On a deeper level, one can conclude that despite painting itself as a great moral arbiter, in fact Human Rights Watch’s approach to these problems is immorality at the highest level. Let’s remember that Israel has been able to survive and prosper in a region where it has been surrounded by neighbors, close and far, who have been committed to Israel’s destruction for five decades, because of one reason: its strength and power of deterrence.


The State of Israel, which emerged out of the ashes of the Holocaust, understood early on that it must be able to convince its enemies that attacking the tiny Jewish State would be a big mistake. Israel had to make clear to the Arabs that they would be hurt far, far more than the pain they could inflict. In other words, without Israel hitting back (not in an “eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth” fashion which Mr. Roth cited and is a classic anti-Semitic stereotype about Jews) but in a much stronger way, Israel would have been destroyed long ago.


The moral issue, the human rights issue that overrides everything else in this conflict is that if Hezbollah, Syria and Iran don’t understand that they will pay an overwhelming price for these rocket attacks on Israel, then eventually the rockets will be armed with chemical weapons and the warheads with nuclear weapons. In other words, a second Holocaust would be in the works.


So yes, Israel is striking very hard at Hezbollah and the infrastructure that allows it to operate and to receive weapons from Iran and Syria. And yes, there are tragically civilian casualties. Israel must do everything in its power to limit these casualties. But it is Hezbollah that has cynically created a dilemma for Israel by embedding their missiles not only in civilian areas, but literally in civilian households. The dilemma for Israel was: should it be so careful to avoid civilian casualties — for its own sake, for the sake of the Lebanese people and their attitudes toward Israel, and for world opinion — that Israel would not effectively destroy the missile threat that was turning northern Israel into a hell for its residents? Or, should Israel strike at Hezbollah with significant force, inevitably producing civilian casualties because of the placement of missiles, which would turn the people of Lebanon and the world against Israel? Israel has sought its way through this minefield. It has tried both to protect its people and to limit civilian casualties.


It is no accident that Human Rights Watch gets it wrong or has a habit of rushing to judgment as it did in Jenin and as it did in Qana. If one sees military activity by Israel in a vacuum, ignoring the threats to its security and existence, ignoring the intentions and growing capabilities of its enemies, ignoring the cynical actions of its foes which seek either to hurt Israel and its citizens on the ground or to make Israel look bad in the eyes of the world, then, of course, Israel will look like the neighborhood bully and will be accused of all kinds of things.


I would therefore recommend that Human Rights Watch be viewed for what it is, at least when it comes to the great struggle in the Middle East that may determine not only the future of the State of Israel but of mankind itself: as irrelevant or immoral.
http://www.adl.org/NR/exeres/EB055C60-4506-
4FAF-98A0-49AEAAC82227,213018C9-567C-418C-BDEA-1CBDA8F58810,frameless.htm


Roth’s False God
Editorial of The New York Sun | August 8, 2006


After The New York Sun ran an editorial and two op-ed pieces taking Human Rights Watch to task for anti-Israel bias, the organization’s executive director, Kenneth Roth, has finally found it in himself to denounce Hezbollah for placing troops and weapons near Lebanese civilians. And to acknowledge, for the first time, that the use of ambulances by Palestinian groups to transport weapons or suicide bombers is “a clear humanitarian violation.” We’re tempted to congratulate Mr. Roth. Too bad it had to be wrung out of him.


Call us optimists, but we still hold out hope that Mr. Roth will abandon his view, expressed in a letter to the editor printed in the adjacent column, that the Israeli government defending itself from Islamist terrorist aggression is engaged in “extremist interpretations of religious doctrine” like the terrorists themselves. Maybe in his next letter to us he’ll finally concede, too, that, as widely reported, the Iranian military is in Lebanon. Maybe he’ll concede that the fact that Hezbollah was not “in sight” is no evidence they were not there. Until then, Mr. Roth and his donors, staff, and board of directors should be aware that the American Jewish community recognizes with full clarity what Mr. Roth and Human Rights Watch are up to. It is unmistakable.


The three main religious movements of American Jewry — Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform — agree, for once. A spokesman for the Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox group, Rabbi Avi Shafran, called Mr. Roth’s statements “loathsome” and likened him to Mel Gibson, the actor who, unlike Mr. Roth, at least had the decency to apologize for his outburst. The executive vice president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Rabbi Jerome Epstein, said the position of Mr. Roth and Human Rights Watch is “so biased and outrageous it is hard to take it seriously.” The national director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman, said Mr. Roth deployed “a classic anti-Semitic stereotype,” and said Human Rights Watch is “irrelevant or immoral.” A spokesman for the Union for Reform Judaism, Emily Grotta, said, “Abe Foxman has been speaking out about this recently and we agree with what he has been saying.”


The executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Malcolm Hoenlein, told us of Human Rights Watch that he was “disturbed by its apparent bias.” The president of the Zionist Organization of America, Morton Klein, said Mr. Roth of Human Rights Watch “is not only naïve, but shows his hatred toward Jews and Israel is greater than his hatred of Islamist terror.” The general counsel of the American Jewish Congress, Marc Stern, called Human Rights Watch’s position “a problem,” and said, “to elevate a mistake to the level of war crime is outrageous.” A spokesman for the American Jewish Committee, Kenneth Bandler, said the statements by Human Rights Watch and Mr. Roth “display a real lack of understanding.”


American Jewry stands with the Israeli government on the point. Israel’s ambassador to Canada, Alan Baker, a former legal adviser to Israel’s foreign ministry, a few months back told us of Human Rights Watch, after the organization wrote to President Bush calling for an end to all American aid to Israel, “They’ve lost their credibility.” Even Human Rights Watch’s founding chairman, Robert Bernstein, who led the organization from 1979 to 1997, is dismayed and pained at the stance the group he founded has been taking against the Jewish state, according to several individuals to whom Mr. Bernstein confided his discomfort with the organization he helped found. Mr. Bernstein declined to comment.


Mr. Roth sneers at “religious doctrine” and “Biblical injunctions” from the Torah. In an earlier letter to this page, he referred to them as the “morality of some more primitive moment.” He belittles any distinction between a terrorist group whose goal is to kill Jews, eradicate Israel, and impose Islamist law worldwide, and a pluralist sovereign state, like Israel, that apologizes and investigates when it kills civilians in the course of trying to protect its civilians and borders from the terrorist group. Human Rights Watch recently called on America to cease immediately arms transfers to Israel. If Mr. Roth’s Yale Law School degree and international law dictate cutting off Israel’s arms as it is under assault by a terrorist group out to destroy it and deliberately kill its civilians, we’ll take the Bible any day. One doesn’t need a Yale Law School degree or expertise in international law to know Israel is different from the terrorists, just a basic moral compass.


Mr. Roth’s own moral compass seems to go haywire whenever Israel is involved. More reputable scholars of international law, like Orde Kittrie writing in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, disagree with Human Rights Watch’s conclusions. So do President Bush and a consensus in Congress and among the American public, which have supported Israel’s right to defend itself. Siding with Human Rights Watch in criticizing Israel have been the governments of Iran and Communist China, two of the worst human rights abusers of them all.


Mr. Roth may send us another letter, conceding another point or two along the way. Or not. But this is about more than Mr. Roth and his organization. The moral equivalence that has infected him and his organization has, sadly, spread far on much of the left, from the United Nations to the International Red Cross and Amnesty International and the editorialists of the New York Times, who yesterday, stunningly, said any ceasefire they would favor must allow Hezbollah “to claim some sort of victory.” That such confusion has not gained traction among American Jews or, for that matter, on the Christian right in this country is testament to the bond of shared values between America and Israel. Those values have a base in something higher than the false god of international law before whom Kenneth Roth has brought a once-idealistic institution so low.
http://www.nysun.com/editorials/roths-false-god/37473


Human Rights Hypocrites
– Aug 29, 2006 – Hezbollah occasionally did store weapons in or near civilian homes and fighters placed rocket launchers within populated areas or near U.N. observers, which … Human Rights Watch investigated some two dozen bombing incidents in Lebanon involving a third of the civilians who by then had been killed.

http://www.peacewithrealism.org/headline/hrw01.htm

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MSM: ‘Ordinary’ Arab-Islamic bigots are “protesters”

September 11, 2011

MSM: ‘Ordinary’ Arab-Islamic bigots are “protesters”

When the MSM calls ‘ordinary’ Islamofascism – “protest”

It’s quite sickening when I watch BBC, CNN and others. Describing the anti-Israel vandals in Egypt [Sep. 2011] as “innocent protesters.”

As if the ‘ordinary’ Islamo-Arabs lay out specific demands, certain details to be met.

Let’s not skid off the truth, Israel is not welcome at all, in its entirety, even if Israel would spend the whole day giving candies to the Arabs.
Speaking of ‘giving.’ What exactly was the outcome when Israel gave, for example, Gaza, whereas Arab-Palestinians, never in history ‘had’ anything in the area – as a matter of fact? Only more Islamization, more Hamas acceptance [which was voted in following Israel’s give-away] and pro-violence that targets innocent civilians, especially Israeli children. So let’s not fool ourselves that Israeli’s so-called “policies” are the real reasons.

Of course there will always be incidents [Arab-Palestinians have quite an easy job in creating incidents, all they have to do is shoot behind civilians upon Israelis], which will serve as matches. But the gasoline is there, “Arab children are taught hatred of the Jews from their mother’s milk”* *.

Or as a writer has put it:

Their complaints are pure hypocrisy anyway. The Islamic world does not hate Israel because they care about the human rights of the Palestinians. If they cared about human rights they would have human rights in their own countries. The Islamic world hates Israel because, well, essentially because they are Jews. If they were Muslims, doing exactly the same things, no one in the Arab world would care. The main reason people focus on Israel is because it involves Jews.

Fact is, as a writer in the WSJ writes: Muslim Judeophobia is not-as is commonly claimed-a reaction to the Mideast conflict but one of its main “root causes.” It has been fueling Arab rejection of a Jewish state long before Israel’s creation.

Speaking of Islamism -specifically- in Egypt, Egyptian Cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub: The Jews Are the Enemies of Muslims Regardless of the Occupation of Palestine,… they are infidels

Take for example the cruel long Arab-Islamic racist boycott of Israel. Portrayed in MSM as some “activism…”

This antecedent movement is unabashedly anti-Semitic and racist, having started with a de facto boycott as early as 1922 against Jewish interests, not Israeli interests, 26 years prior to the establishment of the State of Israel.

The Arab League Council formally instated a boycott on December 2, 1945: “Jewish products and manufactured goods shall be considered undesirable to the Arab countries”. That, might I remind you, is a little less than 3 years before the establishment of the State of Israel and 22 years before the “occupation” began following the 6-Day War in 1967.
The Arab-League Boycott and the modern DFI are not one in the same; however, they share the same ideological roots of racism and anti-Semitism towards anyone from Israel. During the initial years of the Arab-League Boycott, all products, whether made by Jew or Arab were boycotted…

Author:

Despite Israel’s lack of importance and despite the weakness of the moral charges against it, Israel is an outcast. Israeli nationalism – Zionism – has been declared racism. The Arab League enforces secondary and tertiary boycotts against Israel. Jews may not enter Saudi Arabia, except for American soldiers. Malaysia forbids the performance of “Jewish” music. This endless policy of boycott and non-recognition is officially the policy of most Arab states. Countries like Libya… Saudi Arabia have never suggested that they would make peace if Israel did X or Y or Z. Their opposition to Israel, supported by leftists everywhere in the world, is one of permanent enmity. Since such a stance excludes the possibility of peace, it is implicitly genocidal and therefore radically evil.

In a classical example, an ardent anti-Israel “advocate”, who has -for a long time- called for a boycott of Israeli goods, jumped to the next step by calling (in 2009): “Do not buy anything from businesses run by the Jewish community.”


Arab cartoons portray Jews [not just “Israelis”] as non-humans. Influenced much by hate sermons along the Islamic “apes and pigs” * canard.



Best selling author:

It’s about the bigotry … Make no mistake: Arab racism is killing Jews. These bigoted myths and conspiracy theories brainwash Palestinian children to commit suicide bombings against Jews. Innocent children play death games, such as collecting “martyr” cards with pictures of suicide bombers.”

The Goliath Arab-Islamic Jew-hatred [anti-Semitism] is sad, horrifying. Suffice to see some translations from Arabic in MEMRI and in ADL’s documentation.* * *.


Conclusion: to the MSM, quit politicizing their deep blind hatred. There will never be peace as ,long as hate-education exist – the real problem. It may be more against Jews but it never stops there. An inscription in Arabic written on a picture of the PLO flag was drawn on a church top near the platform where the bishop spoke. It read: ‘On Saturday we [the Muslims] shall kill the Jews and on Sunday we shall kill the Christians’. In fact the Muslims of the region have long referred derisively and threateningly to the ‘Saturday people’ and the ‘Sunday people’.

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From Pallywood to Hezbollahwood to Qaddafi-wood?

March 30, 2011

From Pallywood to Hezbollahwood to Qaddafi-wood?

Is Libyan Arab Republic going ‘Pallywood?’

Obama’s Libya decision debated before speech to nation – CNN.com
27 Mar 2011 … On the same program, Gates also said that Gadhafi is placing bodies of people his regime has killed at the sites of some missile strikes by …

http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/03/27/us.libya/index.html

As in the typical desperation practiced routinely by the fake “victims” who are called “Palestinians,” that when they lack “enough” photos of casualties (like when they fail in their tricking of destly civilian crowds to die for the sake of Pali-Victimhood cult, or when they can not get away by killing their own people) by physically adding bodies from another location to make believe that it was the “Zionists fault.” Part of the Pallywood (http://www.seconddraft.org/) infamous production of fake images and disinformation.

Hezbollah already followed suit [Hezbollahwood] in Lebanon, one instance is famously known where an Arab Reuters “journalist” simply altered an image of a “destroyed” building in Lebanon.

Here’s an example of the Jeninitis tricks in Pallywood – Jenin:

IMRA – Saturday, April 27, 2002 The Palestinians in the Jenin …
investigate the happenings in the Jenin refugee camp, Palestinians are … bodies recently added, those from the hospital cemetery, bring the number up…


http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=11656

Pallywood – Gaza beach

Hamas Murders Children in Palestine, Blames Israel The Palestinians killed their own children. And this was not the first time.” Hamas terrorists fired rockets and mortar bombs from a crowded Gaza beach…

http://www.israelnewsagency.com/hamasterrorgazaisrael48770611.html

Hezbollahwood – Qana
Qana building fell hours after strike

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3283816,00.html

Pallywood immortalized one such hoax, known around the world as poor, … 2006 Update: after the massacre was over, the bodies were buried in a mass grave.

http://www.think-israel.org/lipkin.qana.html

Hezbollahwood – Photoshop Reuters

Photo Fraud in Lebanon

3 Nov 2009 … The amazing inside story of fraudulent ‘news’ photos coming out of Lebanon.

http://www.aish.com/v/is/Photo_Fraud_in_Lebanon.html


Reuters’ Altered Photos… – TIME

9 Aug 2006 … And every time a straight-news journalist alters a fact — even something as picayune as the color of a bomb blast or the number of flares fired from a plane — it convinces people that the media must lie about big things as well. All facts become suspect, all information becomes relative, and you might as well believe whatever your gut tells you, because the news is invariably driven by its own bias, which is, invariably, against you. We become a nation of Stephen Colberts, believing that facts are sketchy and overrated and should never be allowed to get in the way of what we want to believe.
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1224827,00.html


“Crying” for the cameras

The Arab-Islamic “Palestinian” tactic of targeting Israeli children, right from the start. Glorification and celebration at their mainstream: by officials / leadership, masses

March 14, 2011

The Arab-Islamic “Palestinian” tactic of targeting Israeli children, right from the start.

Glorification and celebration at their mainstream: by officials / leadership, masses.



[PPT] israeli-children.pps – Israel-wat
Some children were even murdered in. their beds, while they were asleep. In Memory of the 125 Israeli Kids. Murdered by Palestinian Terrorists [2002-2005]
http://www.scribd.com/doc/7109702/Israeli-Children
http://www.israel-wat.com/pps/israeli-children.pps


TARGET: ISRAELI CHILDREN

The stories of the young victims of terrorist attacks


http://www.education.gov.il/children/children.htm


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict – War crimes. The Islamists are quite open about targeting women and children in their homes, …
http://markhumphrys.com/israel.conflict.crimes.html

Soldier of fortune: Volume 27 – Omega Group, Ltd., 2002 – Page 22
Amid mostly infants in their strollers, children and their grandparents he detonated himself, wounding 13 children. He killed grandmother Ruth and her 18- month-old granddaughter, Sinai.

This is the real face of Palestinian terrorism’s father figure, Yasser Arafat and his evil minions.

http://books.google.com/books?&id=t24jAQAAIAAJ&dq=strollers




Note:
The following cited massacres are by by no means a ‘list’ of the humongous broad history of crimes against humanity where Arab-Muslims have been targeting the unarmed innocent Israelis, men, women and children. These are only a few publicized sad examples where children were specifically targeted.


Aiming at children – From the start


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Massacre at Avivim, May 1970

The Agony of the Promised Land – Page 115
Joshua Levy – 2004 – 232 pages – Preview
Among the hundreds of terrorist actions launched by his men, the most appalling were the brutal attack on an Israeli school bus at Avivim in May 1970, which left 9 children (aged 6 to 9) killed and 19 crippled for life.

http://books.google.com/books?id=PQ5THa5gWPIC&pg=PA115

Israel versus Jibril: the thirty-year war against a master terrorist Samuel M. Katz – (Paragon House) 1993 – 285 pages – Page 30
As the sun appeared and the darkened fields and hills were suddenly illuminated, the terrorists clutched their weapons and produced high-powered field glasses. Their target would be nearing soon. The objective that sunny May morning was not an IDF patrol but rather a school bus filled with children from Moshav Avivim going to their school in Kibbutz Bar- Am, a few kilometers down the road.
http://books.google.com/books?id=56dtAAAAMAAJ&dq=nearing


Avivim School Bus Massacre – sfgate Topics
Avivim School Bus Massacre Topic on sfgate.com – News and archives about Avivim … 1970 in which 12 Israeli civilians were killed, nine of them children, …
http://topics.sfgate.com/topics/Avivim_school_bus_massacre


On May 22, 1970, members of The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC) led by Ahmed Jebril, ambushed an Israeli school bus that was driving along the road between Avivim to Dovev in Israel. Twelve civlians were killed, among them eight children.
http://www.ict.org.il/Articles/tabid/66/Articlsid/291/currentpage/5/Default.aspx


Avivim School Bus Massacre Multimedia Information
Page updated on Jun 9, 2010
Early in the morning, the bus departed from Avivim heading with its passengers to two local schools. This route had been scouted by the militants, believed to have infiltrated from Lebanon, and an ambush was set up. As the bus passed by, ten minutes after leaving Avivim, it was attacked by heavy gunfire from both sides of the road. The driver was amongst those hit in the initial barrage, as were the two other adults on board. The three were killed as the bus crashed into an embankment as the attackers continued firing into the vehicle.


The children, who were in first to third grade, were buried in a special plot in Safed. A monument commemorating the victims of the attack stands in the middle of the moshav.
http://www.sandiegoaccountantsguide.com/library/Avivim-school-bus-massacre.php


Bus: Webster’s Quotations, Facts and Phrases – Page 336
Icon Group International, Inc. – 2008 – 575 pages
Avivim school bus massacre. An ambush attack known as the Avivim school bus massacre took place on May.. 1970 near Avivim, an agricultural community in Israel founded in 1963 by Moroccan immigrants.
http://books.google.com/books?id=HG2NVsFbQZ0C&pg=PA336


Not shooting and not crying: psychological inquiry into moral …
Ruth Linn – 1989 – 162 pages [Page 14]
On May.., 1970, nine pupils and three teachers from a village in the Galilee (Avivim) were killed and nineteen other children wounded, when their bus was attacked by bazookas from an ambush.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=Tb7eAAAAMAAJ&dq=Avivim



Kiryat Shmone massacre – April 1974, The ‘Maalot’ Schoolchlildren massacre – May 1974









Documents officiels, Volume 29
United Nations. Security Council, 1974 – Political Science – Page 106


…attention to the barbaric atrocity committed today, 11 April 1974, by An Arab terrorist squad against innocent inhabitants of a peaceful civilian community…
Kiryat Shmona, situated in the immediate proximity of the border, massacred 18 of its inhabitants including 8 children and 5 women, and wounded 15 other persons in bestial bloodthirst the murderers hurled children to their death from windows in the upper floor of the building… Arab terrorist organizations, all of which are affiliated to the so-called Palestine Liberation Organization…

http://books.google.com/books?id=jd4RAQAAMAAJ&dq=Kiryat


Betrayed: The Conspiracy to Divide Jerusalem Mike Evans – 2008 – 329 pages – (Page 87)
Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists, Benjamin Netanyahu defines it this way: “Terrorism is the deliberate and systematic assault on civilians to inspire fear for political ends.” PLO terrorists sought to victimize children as one of their most devastating weapons of fear against Israel. Perhaps these two examples will indicate how these people operate. In April 1974 three terrorists entered a school in Kiryat Shmonah, a town in northern Israel. Unknown to the terrorists, the schoolchildren were away on a trip. So the terrorists used the weapons intended for the massacre of the schoolchildren on nearby residents, killing eight adults and eight children in an apartment building close to the school. Israeli soldiers trapped the terrorists inside the building, but the Palestinians were killed when their own explosives were detonated.
In May of that year, Palestinian terrorists struck another northern town, Ma’ alot. During the early morning hours the terrorists fired on motorists, killing an Arab woman; then they murdered an entire family asleep in their home.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=1974
http://books.google.com/books?&id=ma%27alot

The War on Terror
April 11 – Kiryat Shmona Massacre at an apartment building killing 18 people, 9 were children.
http://strategypage.com/the_war_on_terror/tactics/2004102822.asp


Arab “Palestinian” sniper shoots, murders 10 month old baby Shalhevet Pass, while in her father’s arms. Hebron, Israel. March 2001









israelinsider: security: Sniper Kills Jewish Baby in Hebron Mar 27, 2001 … Palestinian sniper fire killed ten-month-old Shalhevet Pass yesterday evening in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood of Hebron. The gunfire also wounded her father Yitzhak, 24, as they stood in the entrance of the neighborhood.


Shalhevet was killed instantly by a bullet wound to her head, fired by a sniper positioned on a rooftop in the Abu Sneneh neighborhood which overlooks the Avraham Avinu area, and which is under Palestinian control. Oriyah Pass, Shalhevet’s mother, who was with the family at the time, was unharmed. Shalhevet Pass is considered the youngest victim of the Intifada on either side of the conflict so far.
http://www.israelinsider.com/channels/security/articles/sec_0019.htm


Israeli spies fight Jewish terror gang – Times Online timesonline.co.uk
Aug 31, 2003 … ג€œThey’re evil people,ג€ Pass, a child like and forlorn 24-year-old, … 2001 her daughter, Shalhevet, was shot dead in her father’s arms. …
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article1153949.ece


The Agony of the Promised Land – Page 165
 Joshua Levy – 2004 – 232 pages – Preview
The Hamas terrorist, Nasser Jarrar, who had earlier lost both legs and one arm while preparing a bomb to be used against Israeli … a Palestinian sniper deliberately shot dead in cold blood the 10 months old baby girl, Shalhevet Pass .
http://books.google.com/books?id=PQ5THa5gWPIC&pg=PA165


Boycotting Israel?
May 3, 2005 … A ten-month-old Jewish baby, Shalhevet Pass, was shot in her father’s arms by an Arab sniper in 2001. The following year, a five-year-old …
http://www.aish.com/jw/me/48914817.html



A family argeted at their home in Itamar, surviving child hid under the bed while parents are slaughtered – June 2002



Avia Shabo Remembers the Mother and 3 Brothers She Lost – One Family Fund
Shortly after 9pm on June 20, 2002 a terrorist burst into the Shabo family’s home in Itamar and went on a killing spree. The terrorist first shot the mother Rachel in the back, then killed 5-year-old Avishai, 12-year-old Tzvika, and 16-year-old Niria. Avia, who was 13 at the time, was injured in the attack. She told rescue workers that she’d heard her mother cry out in pain, from her hiding place under the bed, and then all was quiet.
http://www.onefamilyfund.org/article.asp?ID=2237


The Shabo Family


(IsraelNN.com) 06:09 Jun-21-02, 11 Tammuz 5762


5 Murdered in Itamar Massacre


The Shabo Family… – Rachel [killed], Avishai [killed], Boaz, Meir, Yariv
Avia [wounded], Tzvika [killed], Asael [wounded], Neria [killed], Atara  Rachel Shabo and three of her children were murdered by terrorists who infiltrated into the Shomron community of Itamar on Thursday night. Also murdered were three of her boys, Nerya, 15, Tzvika, 12, and Avishai, 5, as well as a neighbor Yossi Twyto, who responded to assist in saving the family.
Among the wounded is another child of the family, a 10-year-old boy in serious condition and his sister, 13, with moderate-to-serious chest wounds… Avia, was hiding under her parents’ bed hearing her family getting killed…
http://www.shechem.org/itamar/eshabo.html


Terrorism, 2002-2004: a chronology: Volume 1
 Edward F. Mickolus, Susan L. Simmons – Praeger Security International, 2006 – 834 pages – Page 72
June 20, 2002. Israel. At 9:00 pm, at least two Palestinian gunmen snuck into Itamar, an Israeli settlement, during the night and fired automatic weapons in a street. They then ran into a nearby settler family’s house, taking hostages. One of the gunmen died in a clash with civilian settlement guards and Israeli border police who surrounded the house. Another five people, including Boaz Shabo’s wife Rachel and their three sons ( Neria, 15, Zvi, 12, and Avishai, 5), and a civilian security guard, were killed and another four, including two border policemen, a woman, and a boy…
http://books.google.com/books?id=LMYZAQAAIAAJ&q=itamar
http://books.google.com/books?id=LMYZAQAAIAAJ&q=weapons



Arabs stone two Israeli teenagers to death. The terroists write with the blood on the wall… May 2001



BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Israeli teenagers ‘stoned to death’ bbc.co.uk
May 9, 2001 … The bodies of two |sraeli teens found dead are recovered from a dry river bed … The two youths, both aged 14, had been reported missing on Tuesday … outside the Tekoa Jewish settlement near Bethlehem where they lived. … Police suspect the boys were stoned to death by Palestinian militants, …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1320589.stm


Two Israeli teenagers stoned to death
By Matthew Kalman, USA TODAY TEKOA, … of two teenage boys, one an American, in a cave near a West Bank settlement …
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/mideast/2001-05-09-slainteens.htm


Newsweek: Volume 137, Issues 19-26
 Jean Strouse – (Newsweek, Inc.,) 2001 – Snippet view (Page 40)
They had been stoned and beaten so badly that a dentist had to be called in to identify them.
http://books.google.com/books?id=MikYAQAAIAAJ&q=tekoa
 
Text – Home ֲ« Ohr Somayach
Arabs butcher two boys hiking in a cave near Tekoa and smear their blood on the wall. (One, Kobi, was the son of a colleague and friend here at Yeshivat Ohr …
http://ohr.edu/tw/5761/bamidbar/shlach.tw


Palestinian War Crimes
Especially shocking were the ax-murder of a student (1975) and the brutal murder of Leon Klinghoffer, … Yossi Ish-Ran, 14, and Kobi Mandell, 14, both of Tekoa, were found … [Palestinian courage: stoning teenage boys to death!] …. .
http://www.omdurman.org/warcrime.html



The massacre at the ‘Sbarro’ pizzeria in Jerusalem. A restaurant packed with children – target by Arab “Palestinian” [disguised as a “Western tourist”]. The “proud” Arabs celebrate the massacre by displaying a replica of the restaurant. Convicted Arab aide to the bomber smiled at the verdict as she heard how many children died…







Suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem – 9-Aug- 2001 “I deplore and strongly condemn the terrorist bombing in downtown Jerusalem today…
http://www.israel- mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2000/10/Suicide% 20bombing%20at%20the%20Sbarro%20pizzeria%20in% 20Jerusale

‘The street was covered with blood and bodies: the dead and the …Describing the carnage following a suicide bombing in a Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, which Hamas claimed….
http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,5347 48,00.html

The Events of 9th August: The Press Ministry of Foreign Affairs Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem (Includes names and photographs of all …
http://www.kerenmalki.org/Press/Press_Listing.htm

YouTube – Sbarro Pizzeria Bombing
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=qJrWtVYofA4

Worst terrorist attacks in Israel, 9 Aug 2001, 15 killed (including 7 children, 1 American, and 1 Brazilian), 130 injured in suicide bombing at Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem …
http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/terrorism/terrisrael worst.html

Nine years after the Sbarro massacre – Jerusalem Post
 
By FRIMET ROTH 
08/09/2010 11:34


We, the bereaved families who feel the pain of terror every day must remind Israelis what ‘releasing prisoners’ for Gilad Schalit entails.
 
It’s been nine years since my daughter Malki was murdered in the suicide bombing of Jerusalem’s Sbarro restaurant and terrorism denial is still rampant.


[…] This campaign could not have galvanized so many – some estimate 200,000 joined its eleven-day march to Jerusalem last month – without the groundwork laid by terrorism denial. Were the faces of the 1,000 innocent Israelis murdered during the second intifada still fresh in Israelis’ minds, warnings about the dangers of a mass prisoner release would not be dismissed as casually and as persistently as they are being now.


The statistics are chilling. According to government numbers, some 45 percent of released terrorists return to terrorism, while the rate of recidivism among Hamas members is 63%. And yet these numbers impact fewer and fewer Israelis.


[…] Ahlam Tamimi is one prisoner that Hamas wants freed. As a woman, she garners much sympathy for their cause. The mere mention of “woman” and “prison” in one sentence is a surefire tearjerker.


But here are the facts. Tamimi is a mega-terrorist. She is responsible for the deaths of fifteen men, women and children, all of them civilians. She transported 10 kg of explosives hidden in a guitar case into west Jerusalem, handed them to her accomplice and escorted him through the city center disguised as a Western tourist. She led him to the target she herself had selected, an eatery filled with families eating lunch. She then warned her “weapon” to wait fifteen minutes before he detonated the bomb – allowing her enough time to escape unharmed.


After her conviction, Tamimi smiled with pleasure upon learning from an interviewer how many children she murdered. She told Ynet: “I am not sorry for what I did. I will get out of prison and I refuse to recognize Israel’s existence… Discussions will only take place after Israel recognizes that this is Islamic land.” She has served only six years out of sixteen consecutive life terms.


[…] Here is “the face of a beautiful Israeli” I would like this country to see today. It’s the face of a fifteen-year-old girl who cared passionately about disabled children and volunteered with them in myriad settings. Who loved and nurtured her own profoundly disabled sister unconditionally. Who studied the flute for years and played classical music on it that brought tears to my eyes. Who kept a diary throughout the last year of her life in which she detailed her activities in school and in her youth movement. Who recorded alongside those anecdotes the names of the victims of every terror attack perpetrated that year. Whose wish for the coming new year, which she did not live to see, was that her family remain close and supportive of one another. It is the face of my daughter, Malki, z”l.
 
On August 9th for the last eight years, I have urged others to remember the Sbarro bombing and its fifteen victims. One of them was Malki. Five others were the members of one family, a mother, father and three of their eight children. Another victim was an only child who was pregnant with what would have been her parents’ first grandchild. One of the “injured,” not even counted among the fifteen dead, is a young mother who has remained in a deep coma since that day.


This year, I beg you not only to remember them but to also to remind another person, someone who may have fallen prey to terrorism denial.


The author is a freelance writer in Jerusalem. She and her husband founded the Malki Foundation (www.kerenmalki.org) in memory of their daughter Malki who was murdered in the Sbarro restaurant massacre in 2001.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=184157


The Malki Foundation | The Sbarro Jerusalem Massacre The unguarded Sbarro restaurant was filled with patrons, most of them children and young mothers – precisely the preferred target of the barbarians of Hamas
http://www.kerenmalki.org/Press/Press_Listing.htm


An Exhibit On Campus Celebrates Grisly Deed – NYTimes.com Sep 26, 2001 … One student, Mohamed Mahamud, 23, said he wondered too if now was the moment for celebrating what happened in the Sbarro. …
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C00E0DE133AF935A1575AC0A9679C8B63



Arab-Islamic “Palestinians” [disguised as “soldiers”] in a cold blooded shooting spreee of 4 Israelis – go after and murder 5 year old Danielle Shefi, in her bed… April, 2002









A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism – Page 294
 Giulio Meotti – 2010 – 365 pages – Preview
Danielle Shefi, five years old, was one of four victims in an attack at the settlement of Adora, near Hebron, in April 2002. The terrorists shot her while she was playing in her parents’ bedroom together with her two younger brothers.
http://books.google.com/books?id=gqMVfx6dCJkC&pg=PA294


Killed in Her Cradle
New York Post April 28, 2002 — An adorable 5-year-old Israeli girl was slaughtered in her bed yesterday – her mom looking on in horror as her daughter’s blood spilled out across the covers. The girl, Danielle Shefi, was one of four Israelis slain when Palestinian gunmen, disguised as Israeli soldiers, sneaked into a West Bank Jewish settlement and moved house to house spraying people with bullets, as many residents were attending Sabbath services in a temple.


Shefi was killed when three cold-blooded gunmen infiltrated the Adora settlement, just west of Hebron, through a perimeter fence at about 9 a.m. local time.  Danielle’s cop father, Yaakov Shefi, said his wife, Shiri, was cuddling with their daughter and two small sons in an upstairs bedroom when gunmen burst into their home and opened fire.


“Anyone capable of looking a 4-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl in the face and then shooting them is not human,” said Yaakov, fighting back tears of sadness and anger. “Shiri saw our daughter breathe her last breath.”


After hearing gunfire in the distance, Shefi said he rushed home from the temple and found two of the gunmen, clad in Israeli army uniforms. “I thought they were soldiers,” he said. “I asked them, ‘What’s happening? Is everything all right?’ They opened fire at me.”  Another gunman shot his way into a nearby home, blowing away Katya Greenberg, 45, in her bed and wounding her husband, Vladimir, and 14-year-old son, Nathan.  The dead also included two men, ages 20 and 50, who were gunned down in the street.


Anat Harari was one of eight people wounded in the attack, the latest Arab massacre since Israel launched the four-week-old military campaign to hunt down Palestinian militants – and just a day before a U.N. fact-finding team is set to arrive in the area.


“I am on the floor, bleeding in a pool of blood,” Anat tearfully recounted.


“The terrorist tried to enter the house . . . He passed from window to window and didn’t stop shooting.”


The ruthless attackers escaped, but one of them was fatally shot in the neighboring Arab village of Taffuh in a massive manhunt launched after the bloodbath.


Israeli officials condemned the Sabbath slaughter – and said it only strengthens their resolve to crush the Palestinians.


“We will show all the world the beds in which innocent people were murdered by the Palestinians on the Sabbath, so the world will know where the massacres are taking place,” said Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Israel’s defense minister…
http://www.netreach.net/~zoa/newsLinks/shockers/danielle.htm


Jewish spectator: Volume 65
 School of the Jewish Woman (New York, N.Y.) – [Page ccxx]
 Danielle Shefi, five, was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in her bedroom, shot point blank in the head.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=UV0uAQAAIAAJ&dq=shefi
 
MORAL EQUIVALENCY’S END
NewsandOpinion.com | With Yasser Arafat free to leave his compound, the April 28 murder of 5-year-old Danielle Shefi in a bedroom in the West Bank …
http://www.papillonsartpalace.com/mVoral.htm


Letter to PM Ariel Sharon by Nadia Matar Jerusalem, May 6, 2002 To …jr.co.il
To make your task easier, I suggest you bring along a picture of little Danielle Shefi HYD. Danielle; 5 years old; was murdered by an Arab terrorist monster…
http://www.jr.co.il/articles/politics/letter2.txt


Danielle Shefi – Tears for Danielle Shefi as Israel Is Criticized …May 1, 2002
http://articles.latimes.com/2002/may/01/opinion/le-bro-02_2


In Memory of Danielle Shefi
May 7, 2002 … Among the victims was Danielle Shefi, a 5 year old girl who was … Jewish children are being butchered by Arafat’s PLO killers. …
http://www.factsofisrael.com/blog/archives/000021-print.html


Best Jewish writing
 Arthur Kurzweil – 2003 – 416 pages – [Page 4]
[Elie Wiezel]
Please remember Danielle Shefi, a little girl in Israel. Danielle was five. When the murderers came, she hid under her bed. Palestinian gunmen found and killed her anyway. Think of all the other victims of terror in the Holy Land … on September 11th, Yasser Arafat was busy suppressing footage of his constituents dancing in the streets.
http://books.google.com/books?id=OeRjAAAAMAAJ&dq=shefi



A female jihadi bomber, wearing a hidden suicide belt, enters a restaurant in Haifa frequent with Arabs and Jews. Eats her meal quietly in calm. Pays the bill. Comes back, approaches the table where a Jewish family enjoys lunch and detonates herself on the children. October 2003

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israel suicide attack kills 20 bbc.co.uk
Oct 4, 2003 … A woman suicide bomber has killed herself and at least 19 other people at a restaurant in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa. …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3164096.stm


(From… Yediot Ahronot)
“Israeli security authorities and police investigators at first refused to believe that the female suicide bomber, Hanadi Jaradat, who murdered 21 people at Maxim restaurant in Haifa on Oct. 4, sat wearing an explosive belt while she ate lunch, looked at those serving her and those seated around her, and decided to murder them in cold blood.  A cash register receipt proves that she got up, paid the bill, then went back inside and exploded.”
http://www.bjf.org/update_archive/2003_10_01_archive.asp


Oran Almog Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah with Friends and OneFamily …… The Almog family, Oran’s family, went out to eat lunch at that restaurant that Saturday. The terrorist, seeing such a big and happy family, moved close to their table and detonated her bomb. Oran’s grandparents, Zevik and Ruti, his father, Mushik, older brother Tomer and cousin Assaf Shtier were killed on the spot. Oran, his mother Orly, his little sister Adi, and his aunt were seriously injured…
http://www.onefamilyfund.org/article.asp?ID=2826


Countering Terrorism: Biological Agents, Transportation Networks …
OCR for page 195
…Maxim Restaurant, Haifa, January 4, 2004: The female bomber did not raise suspicion during her entire presence at the restaurant. She concealed an explosive-laden vest made from white cloth under her clothes. The opening was at the back. The vest had eight pockets arranged around the waist area that held the explosives. The bomber sat as one of the diners, ate her meal, then rose from the table and activated the vest. ISRAEL’S DEFENSE: LESSONS LEARNED Israel’s vast experience in dealing with terrorism has led the country to a proactive position in developing systems to combat the terror. Their proven methods are both physical and psychological, and they involve the general public as well as trained security professionals. Israel has enacted security laws and built fences…
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12490&page=189




Qassam missiles – targeting kindergartens








Kindergarten children targeted by Kassam
Dec 27, 2005 … … Palestinian Authority-controlled Gaza Strip regularly target Israeli schools and other public …
http://www.jnewswire.com/article/801


Rocket lands near Sderot kindergarten; none hurtAug 6, 2007 … A Kassam rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip landed in the yard of a Sderot kindergarten on Monday afternoon. …
http://www.jpost.com/Home/Article.aspx?id=71086


Near East report: Volume 51 – 2007 – (Page 63)
Earlier this month, a Qassam barely missed a Sderot kindergarten on the second day of school. Twelve children were treated for shock at the hospital. Had the rocket landed just a few meters away, the results could have been devastating. 
http://books.google.com/books?&id=X8MMAQAAMAAJ&dq=sderot+kindergarten


Israel At ‘War to the Bitter End,’ Strikes Key Hamas Sites …Dec 29, 2008 … Hamas missiles hit near Ashdod on Sunday,… ” Israel is trying to avoid civilian casualties, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told reporters Monday, while “Hamas is looking for children to kill.”


“Hamas is targeting deliberately kindergartens and schools and citizens and civilians because this is according to their values. Our values are completely different. We are trying to target Hamas, which hides among civilians,” Livni said.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,473448,00.html


Under Fire in Sderot – New York Times
Mar 22, 2008 … More than 7000 Qassam rockets have landed in Sderot since 2001. … of a kindergarten, a week after a rocket landed in her schoolyard. …
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/22/opinion/lweb22israel.html


Qassam explodes near kindergarten – Israel News, Ynetnews
Dec 21, 2010 … Miracle south of Ashkelon: A Qassam rocket exploded near a … Some of the children were already in the kindergarten when the rocket…
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4002195,00.html


Israeli teen hurt as Qassam strikes meters from Ashkelon Dec 21, 2010
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israeli-teen-hurt-as-qassam-strikes-meters-from-ashkelon-kindergarten-1.331779



The Itamar massacre, Arab-Muslim “Palestinians” infiltrate the Itamar town in Israel, butcher the Fogel family while asleep, the baby’s throat was slashed. In the aftermath, the Arab Muslim city of Gaza celeberates the crime. March 2011








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Horror in Samaria: Terrorist murders family of 5 / Yair Altman
Terrorist stabs five family members to death in settlement of Itamar early Saturday; three children, including baby girl, among victims. Paramedic describes horrific sight, toys next to pools of blood 
Full story
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4040974,00.html


Three Year Old Stabbed in the Heart, Baby’s Throat Slashed …Mar 12, 2011 … Report: Initial Probe of Friday night massacre in Itamar shows terrorists stabbed 3-year old in the heart and slashed 3-month old baby’s …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/142843


Itamar massacre: Fogel family butchered while sleeping – Israel …Mar 13, 2011 … Names of Itamar attack victims cleared for publication Saturday evening: Udi Fogel, 36, Ruth Fogel, 35, and their children Yoav, 11, Elad,…
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4041237,00.html


Family Slaughtered By Palestinians‎ – Fox News (blog)
http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/03/12/family-slaughtered-by-palestinians/



US condemns killing of five Israelis in Itamar attack

By REUTERS
03/12/2011 18:55

White House calls on PA “to unequivocally condemn this terrorist attack and for the perpetrators of this heinous crime to be held accountable.”

WASHINGTON – The United States on Saturday called the stabbing deaths of five Israelis in the West Bank settlement of Itamar a terrorist attack and urged the Palestinian Authority to “unequivocally” condemn the killings.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the murder of five Israelis in a terrorist attack in the northern West Bank, and we offer our condolences to their loved ones and to the Israeli people,” the White House said in a statement.

A Jewish couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in Itamar on Saturday in what Israeli officials said was an attack by a Palestinian who broke into their home in the early hours.

“There is no possible justification for the killing of parents and children in their home,” The White House said.
“We call on the Palestinian Authority to unequivocally condemn this terrorist attack and for the perpetrators of this heinous crime to be held accountable.”
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=211843


International community condemns murder of Israeli family of 5 – WireUpdate
[March 13, 2011]
By BNO News JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) — The international community has strongly condemned an attack in the West Bank on early Saturday morning that left five.
http://wireupdate.com/wires/15815/international-community-condemns-murder-of-israeli-family-of-5/A


UN Chief condemns murder of West Bank Israeli family | VANCOUVERITE
Mar 13, 2011 … UN Chief condemns murder of West Bank Israeli family … late Friday night’s shocking murder of an Israeli family of five, … Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the international community as well as …
http://www.vancouverite.com/2011/03/13/un-chief-condemns-murder-of-west-bank-israeli-family/


Quartets Condemns Itamar Attack – News Briefs – Israel National News
Quartets Condemns Itamar Attack. Reported: 07:48 AM – Mar/13/11 … the European Union, the Russian Federation and United States, said “attacks on any …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/206003


Report: Itamar massacre was first attack in Iran-funded strategy to ignite Third Intifada …Mar 12, 2011 …
http://israelinsider.net/xn/detail/2018399:BlogPost:66246?xg_source=activity


Five Israelis murdered by Palestinians at Itamar were Gaza evacuees
DEBKAfile Special Report March 12, 2011, 9:53 AM (GMT+02:00)

The five members of the Israeli family murdered at Itamar on the West Bank, Friday night, March 11, have been identified as Udi Vogel, 38, the father; his wife Ruth Vogel, 35, their sons Yoav, 11 and Elad, 3 and their four-month old daughter Hadas. The three children who survived are Roi, 8, Yishai, 2 and their sister Tamar, aged 12, who found the victims when she arrived home later that night.
The family moved to Itamar after Jewish communities were forcibly evicted from the Gaza Strip in 2007 as part of the Sharon government’s disengagement plan.
The terrorists had broken through the fence guarding the sleeping settlement and entered the Vogel home through an open window without raising an alarm.
Military and police units fanned out to hunt the perpetrators and set up checkpoints. Hamas websites hailed the murder as a “heroic operation,” without taking responsibility.
This attack is the first of its kind in years. Hamas Websites hailed the murder as “heroic,” without taking responsibility.
http://www.debka.com/article/20754/


Massacre of Jewish Babies, Children in Israel Lacks Condemnation As Netanyahu Demands UN Action


By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency


Jerusalem, Israel
March 12, 2011 ….. Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Government Press Office to the Israel News Agency.


As many in Israel shed a tear, they shake their heads and question: “how can an animal stab a 4-month-old baby to death”?


Most of the world’s nations remain quiet, few condemnations have come forth as Islamic Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah have poured out onto the streets to celebrate the terror attack in West Bank town of Itamar, in which five family members were murdered in their sleep. These “democratic” and “peace loving” nations are quick to grab headlines in criticizing the natural growth of cities and towns in the West Bank – Judea and Samaria – but when it comes to the innocent blood of Jewish children, they are nowhere to be seen.


Arab oil over democracy and basic human rights?


Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated this evening: “I would like to express my deep outrage, outrage which is certainly felt by every Israeli over the murder of a young family – father, mother, eleven-year-old boy, four-year-old-boy and four-month-old girl.”


“Three orphaned children have been left in this family. One of the girls saw her parents and siblings stabbed to death. The family was brutally murdered in their sleep on the Sabbath. We embrace and support the orphans and the other members of the family. We embrace and support our brothers who reside in Judea and Samaria. Do not be disheartened. I know that this is a difficult time for us, but the entire nation is with you. Since the disaster, this awful murder, became known I have held discussions with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Israel Defense Forces Chief-of-Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, ISA Director Yuval Diskin and other senior security officials. I instructed them to make every effort to find the murderers and not to rest until they have been found and brought to justice.”


Netanyahu added: “I expect the international community to sharply and unequivocally condemn this murder, the murder of children. I have noticed that several countries that always hasten to the UN Security Council in order to condemn Israel, the state of the Jews, for planning a house in some locality, or for laying some tiles somewhere have been dilatory in sharply condemning the murder of Jewish infants. I expect them to issue such condemnations immediately, without balances, without understandings, without justifications. There is no justification and there can be neither excuse nor forgiveness for the murder of children. I expect a similar condemnation, and I demand a similar condemnation, from the Palestinian Authority. I am disappointed by the weak and mumbled statements. This is not how one condemns terrorism. This is not how one fights terrorism. See how Israeli prime ministers, myself among them, have reacted in similar situations, but there has never been anything like this, in which terrorists entered a home and cut children’s throats.”


“This requires sharp and unequivocal condemnation. This requires something else. This requires a halt to the incitement. I demand that the Palestinian Authority stop the incitement that is conducted on a daily basis in their schools, mosques and the media under their control. The time has come to stop this double-talk in which the Palestinian Authority outwardly talks peace, and allows – and sometimes leads – incitement at home. The time has come to stop the incitement and begin educating their people for peace.”


Israel’s Prime Minister concluded: “Despite all the awful pain, I call upon all Israelis to act responsibly, with restraint, and not to take the law into their own hands. When one takes the law into his own hands, there is no law. The IDF and the security forces will carry out their responsibilities; only they. We will not allow terrorism to determine the settlement map. The settlement map will be determined by Government policy, which is in accordance with our national interests, with security first and foremost. Terrorism will not determine the settlement map. We will determine it.”


Udi Fogel, 36, his wife Ruth, 35, and their children Yoav, 11, Elad, 4 and Hadas, 3 months were all stabbed to death.


The funeral for the five members of the Fogel family, murdered in a terror attack in the West Bank town of Itamar on Friday night is scheduled to take place in Jerusalem on Sunday.
http://www.israelnewsagency.com/
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Gaza celebrates; Fayyad condemns terror attack


Rafah residents hand out candy following murder of parents, three children in West Bank settlement of Itamar. Palestinian PM denounces act, says “we categorically oppose violence and terror, regardless of victims’, perpetrators’ identity”


Elior Levy Published:  03.12.11, 14:36 / Israel News 


Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar where five family members were murdered in their sleep, including three children.


Residents handed out candy and sweets, one resident saying the joy “is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank.”
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4041106,00.html


Itamar massacre: Fogel family butchrered while sleeping
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-570901?ref=feeds%2Flatest


IMRA – Saturday, March 12, 2011 Itamar terrorism: photos of …imra.org.il
Mar 12, 2011 … murdering children and babies in their sleep, simply because they are. Jewish. https://picasaweb.google.com/picsyesha/Itamar
http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=51363





MOTIVE:


Arab Racism & Islamic Bigotry


10, 2007 FrontPageMag

All minorities living within the Arab world are under siege. Tunisian human rights activist Muhammad Bechri has traced this to the “twin fascisms” – his term – that dominate the Arab world, Islamism and pan-Arabism.
http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=688A19CA-9922-45EB-A57D-B6E67266E79A


(Re: Jimmy Carter) Sudan and Israel’s suffering of Arab Racism
http://geraldahonigman.com/blog.php?id=P98

Muslim Judeophobia is not as is commonly claimed a reaction to the Mideast conflict but one of its main “root causes.” It has been fueling Arab rejection of a Jewish state long before Israel’s creation.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574400532495168894.html

The Case Against Israel’s Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace – Page 158 – Alan M. Dershowitz – (John Wiley and Sons) 2009 [ISBN 0470490055] – 304 pages – Preview
The grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was recognized as the official leader of the Palestinians during this period, was a virulent anti- Semite whose hatred of Jews was both religious and racial.
http://books.google.com/books?id=LBnn7AR5R6YC&pg=PA158

The reconstruction of Palestinian nationalism: between revolution and statehood [New approaches to conflict analysis] – Page 151 – Helena Lindholm Schulz – (Manchester University Press ND) 1999 – 194 pages [ISBN 0719055962] – Preview
The ‘other’ in Islamism

…On the one hand, Hamas displays an ‘almost blind hatred’ and racism against Jews, partly inspired by European antisemitism (Milton-Edwards, 1996: 185). Israel, Jews and Zionism are viewed as one entity. On the other hand, Hamas discusses Israel in a religious perspective and regards Jews as a dhimmi people. The conflict between Palestinians and Israelis was not solely between two peoples, but between believers and non-believers. Ultimately, it was a conflict between ‘right’ and ‘wrong. ‘good’ and ‘evil’.
http://books.google.com/books?id=YRkNAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA151


History Upside Down: The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression
In the United Nations, on university campuses, and among a growing number of our most prestigious Western newspapers, the historical record has been rewritten so thoroughly that Israel is seen as the worst of the oppressive Western occupiers of the Third World. So successful has this propaganda campaign been that Palestinian spinmeisters and their apologists have effectively declared the Israelis, a people living in the shadow of the Holocaust, to be “Nazis.” How could this happen? How did unacceptable anti-Semitism morph into justifiable anti-Zionism, and odious Jew-hatred turn into a politically correct Israel-hatred? In History Upside Down, David Meir-Levi exposes the ideological DNA of Palestinian nationalism and its ludicrous “alternative” histories, revealing how Nazi fascism gave the Arab world’s amorphous hatred of the Jews an intellectual structure and how Soviet communism masked its genocidal intentions with the mantle of national liberation.
Meir-Levi then explodes the cornerstone myths that the Palestinian movement created–myths that rationalize and celebrate decades of unremitting terror and genocidal ambitions, turning the history of the Middle East upside down and inside out, making the victim the aggressor and the aggressor the victim. History Upside Down is the first wave in a counterattack against this Arab war on history. It rejects the idea that the basic situation in the Middle East has changed since the United Nations first established the Jewish state and the Palestinian state that would have stood alongside it. Sadly, argues Meir-Levi, the issue in the Middle East is today what it has been since the Muslim invasion in the seventh century: the Arabs’ hatred of the Jews.
http://books.google.com/books?id=1pLi3Cy8uQkC&dq

http://www.encounterbooks.com/books/historyupsidedown/


Arab racism must go – There will be no peace around here before Arabs view Jews as human beings.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3478505,00.html

It’s about the bigotry … Make no mistake: Arab racism is killing Jews. These bigoted myths and conspiracy theories brainwash Palestinian children to commit suicide bombings against Jews. Innocent children play death games, such as collecting “martyr” cards with pictures of suicide bombers.”
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=98947

Racism in the Islamic World: How can peace prevail in the Middle East in the face of Islamic bigotry and hate?
http://www.factsandlogic.org/ad_94b.html

What role does bigotry play in the Arab-Israeli conflict?
Al Da’wa (The Mission), a prominent Islamic publication, identifies the status of Israel with the status of the individual Jew. Here, Israel is merely the Jew in macrocosm: “The race is corrupt at the root, full of duplicity, and the Muslims have everything to lose in seeking to deal with them; they must be exterminated.”
Following are some recent statements by senior PA officials, all of which are flagrantly anti-Jewish and several of which incorporate sordid anti-Jewish stereotypes…
– Palestinian representative Nabil Ramlawi at a session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Jerusalem Post, March 17 1997.
The theme of Palestine as the grave of Israel and of the Jews in general is a persistent motif in Arab orientations toward Israel. Here the following claim, made by Dr. Yahya al-Rakhawi in Al-Akhbar, the organ of Egypt’s Liberal Party, on July 19, 1982, is typical:
“When the State of Israel was established and…was recognized by many, in both East and West, one of the reasons for this recognition was the desire of the people in the East and West to get rid of as many as possible of the representatives of that human error known as the Jews. Behind this motive was another, secret purpose: to concentrate them in one place, so that it would be easier to strike at the right moment.”
The Peel Commission Report stated in 1937 [Q: When was Israel established? A: 1948] that the conflict between the Arabs’ and the Jews’ aspirations is “irrepressible” and “irreconcilable” and that it is “difficult to be an Arab patriot and not to hate the Jews.”
The hatred never subsides. It is developed and nurtured every hour, every day through all possible means. It is encouraged in kindergartens, schools and universities where the Arab children and youngsters learn that the Jews are their enemies. It is preached in mosques where the “Zionist entity” is presented as an eternal threat to the Moslem world. It is flourishing in refugee camps where the Jews are known as “the usurpers and barbarians that have expelled the ‘poor’ Palestinian Arabs from their homes.” It is pouring like venom from newspaper pages in every Arab country.
New blood libels are created and the old ones are revived. The Arab world has an enemy–Israel. Anything bad that is happening is blamed on Israel. This is why, after the decision of the German government to reconsider its ties with Iran, due to killings in Germany of members of the Iranian opposition, a demonstration several hundred thousand people strong was staged in Iran under a slogan, “Death to Israel!”
http://www.peacefaq.com/bigotry.html#whatro

Egyptian cleric: The Jews “are enemies not because they occupied Palestine. They would have been enemies even if they did not occupy a thing.” [March 6, 2009 ]

They keep telling us that it isn’t about “stolen land,” and that land concessions and even the creation of a Palestinian state will not end the conflict. And we keep refusing to believe it.


“Egyptian Cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub: The Jews Are the Enemies of Muslims Regardless of the Occupation of Palestine,” from MEMRI TV, January 17 (just posted), with thanks to Sr. Soph:


Following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Egyptian cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on January 17, 2009.

Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub: If the Jews left Palestine to us, would we start loving them? Of course not. We will never love them. Absolutely not. The Jews are infidels not because I say so, and not because they are killing Muslims, but because Allah said: “The Jews say that Uzair is the son of Allah, and the Christians say that Christ is the son of Allah. These are the words from their mouths. They imitate the sayings of the disbelievers before. May Allah fight them. How deluded they are.” It is Allah who said that they are infidels.



That’s Qur’an 9:30.


Your belief regarding the Jews should be, first, that they are infidels, and second, that they are enemies. They are enemies not because they occupied Palestine. They would have been enemies even if they did not occupy a thing. Allah said: “You shall find the strongest men in enmity to the disbelievers [sic] to be the Jews and the polytheists.”

Qur’an 5:82.


Third, you must believe that the Jews will never stop fighting and killing us. They [fight] not for the sake of land and security, as they claim, but for the sake of their religion: “And they will not cease fighting you until they turn you back you’re your religion, if they can.”

Qur’an 2:217.


This is it. We must believe that our fighting with the Jews is eternal, and it will not end until the final battle and this is the fourth point. You must believe that we will fight, defeat, and annihilate them, until not a single Jew remains on the face of the Earth.

It is not me who says so. The Prophet said: “Judgment Day will not come until you fight the Jews and kill them. The Jews will hide behind stones and trees, and the stones and tree will call: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him except for the Gharqad tree, which is the tree of the Jews.” I have heard that they are planting many of these trees now. […]



That Hadith can be found at Sahih Muslim 6985.


As for you Jews the curse of Allah upon you. The curse of Allah upon you, whose ancestors were apes and pigs.

That’s Qur’an 2:62-65; 5:59-60; and 7:166.


You Jews have sown hatred in our hearts, and we have bequeathed it to our children and grandchildren. You will not survive as long as a single one of us remains.

[…]


Oh Jews, may the curse of Allah be upon you. Oh Jews… Oh Allah, bring Your wrath, punishment, and torment down upon them. Allah, we pray that you transform them again, and make the Muslims rejoice again in seeing them as apes and pigs. You pigs of the earth! You pigs of the earth! You kill the Muslims with that cold pig [blood] of yours.


And now the learned analysts will turn to one another and repeat once again that the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has nothing to do with theology, nothing to do with Islam.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025130.php


Racism and Middle East Politics
… As the Imam said, ‘Israel must be wiped off the map.’ Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as quoted by Aljazeera
Anger towards Israel by its Arab neighbors is out of proportion to Israel’s sins.
What we are witnessing in the Middle East is anti-Semitism, not politics. It is Jew-hatred, not a dispute over borders or rights or Palestinian statehood. This present conflict is the direct result of Arab racism and Arab intolerance.
As long as middle-eastern Arabs teach their children to hate Jews, there will be no lasting peace.

We who once held a similar disdain for black people should understand better than most what sort of challenges the Middle East faces. Generations have been taught hatred. Generations have been taught that Jews are not human beings. Generations have been taught that every piece of bad fortune has Jewish conspirators at its heart.
That sort of irrational racism can’t be eliminated by UN resolutions. It can only be reversed by sane and tolerant Arabs who are willing to speak out against their brothers.
And they better speak out soon…
I doubt that peace in the Middle East is possible. I doubt that an entire generation of Arabs will come to repent of their anti-Semitic hatred. Jews make useful whipping boys for the powerful but incompetent Arab leaders who can’t make the trains run on time, or provide decent lives for their citizens.
Until Hezbollah and Iran and Syria agree that Israel has a right to exist, and that Jews have a right to live in peace, Israel needs the protection of the West against the Hitlerian plans of the powers that surround it. The West, which has learned a few hard lessons about the evils of racism, needs to come to Israel’s defense.
http://www.anotherthink.com/contents/beyond_the_shire/20060726_racism_and_middle_east_politics.html


Israelism defines its borders, respectful of alternative cultures. Arabism is rogue and misinformed, it believes that all cultures must adopt its ideologies.
http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2008/06/obama-the- self.html


Iraqi Author ‘Aref ‘Alwan: The Jews Have an Historic Right to Palestine…
‘Alwan writes that the Arab League is to blame for the refusal to recognize the 1947 U.N. partition plan, for starting a war to prevent its implementation, and for the results of that war, which the Arabs call the Nakba (disaster).
He points an accusing finger at the Arab regimes, the Arab League, and the educated circles in the Arab world, saying that they had all used the term “nakba” to direct popular consciousness toward a cultural tradition that neither accepts the other side nor recognizes its rights – thereby promoting bigotry, violence and extremism. He also claims that there have been attempts to rewrite Palestinian history, in order to deny any connection between it and the Jewish people…
http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP189708

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict The Middle East conflict is clearly not about the occupation of the West Bank … The root cause of the conflict is, and always has been, Muslim bigotry.
http://markhumphrys.com/israel.conflict.html

Bloodthirst, Savagery of ‘mainstream’ Arab-Muslim “Palestinians”: Itamar massacre, Islamists butcher children while asleep, city of Gaza celebrates!

March 13, 2011

The Itamar massacre, Arab-Muslim “Palestinians” infiltrate the Itamar town in Israel, butcher the Fogel family while asleep, the baby’s throat was slashed. In the aftermath, the Arab Muslim city of Gaza celeberates the crime.

Horror in Samaria: Terrorist murders family of 5 / Yair Altman
Terrorist stabs five family members to death in settlement of Itamar early Saturday; three children, including baby girl, among victims. Paramedic describes horrific sight, toys next to pools of blood 
Full story
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4040974,00.html

Three Year Old Stabbed in the Heart, Baby’s Throat Slashed …Mar 12, 2011 … Report: Initial Probe of Friday night massacre in Itamar shows terrorists stabbed 3-year old in the heart and slashed 3-month old baby’s …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/142843

Itamar massacre: Fogel family butchered while sleeping – Israel …Mar 13, 2011 … Names of Itamar attack victims cleared for publication Saturday evening: Udi Fogel, 36, Ruth Fogel, 35, and their children Yoav, 11, Elad,…
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4041237,00.html

Massacre of Jewish Babies, Children in Israel Lacks Condemnation As Netanyahu Demands UN Action

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel —- March 12, 2011 ….. Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Government Press Office to the Israel News Agency.

As many in Israel shed a tear, they shake their heads and question: “how can an animal stab a 4-month-old baby to death”?

Most of the world’s nations remain quiet, few condemnations have come forth as Islamic Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah have poured out onto the streets to celebrate the terror attack in West Bank town of Itamar, in which five family members were murdered in their sleep. These “democratic” and “peace loving” nations are quick to grab headlines in criticizing the natural growth of cities and towns in the West Bank – Judea and Samaria – but when it comes to the innocent blood of Jewish children, they are nowhere to be seen.

Arab oil over democracy and basic human rights?

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated this evening: “I would like to express my deep outrage, outrage which is certainly felt by every Israeli over the murder of a young family – father, mother, eleven-year-old boy, four-year-old-boy and four-month-old girl.”

“Three orphaned children have been left in this family. One of the girls saw her parents and siblings stabbed to death. The family was brutally murdered in their sleep on the Sabbath. We embrace and support the orphans and the other members of the family. We embrace and support our brothers who reside in Judea and Samaria. Do not be disheartened. I know that this is a difficult time for us, but the entire nation is with you. Since the disaster, this awful murder, became known I have held discussions with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Israel Defense Forces Chief-of-Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, ISA Director Yuval Diskin and other senior security officials. I instructed them to make every effort to find the murderers and not to rest until they have been found and brought to justice.”

Netanyahu added: “I expect the international community to sharply and unequivocally condemn this murder, the murder of children. I have noticed that several countries that always hasten to the UN Security Council in order to condemn Israel, the state of the Jews, for planning a house in some locality, or for laying some tiles somewhere have been dilatory in sharply condemning the murder of Jewish infants. I expect them to issue such condemnations immediately, without balances, without understandings, without justifications. There is no justification and there can be neither excuse nor forgiveness for the murder of children. I expect a similar condemnation, and I demand a similar condemnation, from the Palestinian Authority. I am disappointed by the weak and mumbled statements. This is not how one condemns terrorism. This is not how one fights terrorism. See how Israeli prime ministers, myself among them, have reacted in similar situations, but there has never been anything like this, in which terrorists entered a home and cut children’s throats.”

“This requires sharp and unequivocal condemnation. This requires something else. This requires a halt to the incitement. I demand that the Palestinian Authority stop the incitement that is conducted on a daily basis in their schools, mosques and the media under their control. The time has come to stop this double-talk in which the Palestinian Authority outwardly talks peace, and allows – and sometimes leads – incitement at home. The time has come to stop the incitement and begin educating their people for peace.”

Israel’s Prime Minister concluded: “Despite all the awful pain, I call upon all Israelis to act responsibly, with restraint, and not to take the law into their own hands. When one takes the law into his own hands, there is no law. The IDF and the security forces will carry out their responsibilities; only they. We will not allow terrorism to determine the settlement map. The settlement map will be determined by Government policy, which is in accordance with our national interests, with security first and foremost. Terrorism will not determine the settlement map. We will determine it.”

Udi Fogel, 36, his wife Ruth, 35, and their children Yoav, 11, Elad, 4 and Hadas, 3 months were all stabbed to death.

The funeral for the five members of the Fogel family, murdered in a terror attack in the West Bank town of Itamar on Friday night is scheduled to take place in Jerusalem on Sunday.
http://www.israelnewsagency.com/
itamarisraelwestbankterrorismmassacremurder
palestinianidfhamasgazairanislamicjihadjewishbabieschildrennetanyahufogelfamily48031211.html

Gaza celebrates; Fayyad condemns terror attack

Rafah residents hand out candy following murder of parents, three children in West Bank settlement of Itamar. Palestinian PM denounces act, says “we categorically oppose violence and terror, regardless of victims’, perpetrators’ identity”

Elior Levy Published:  03.12.11, 14:36 / Israel News 

Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar where five family members were murdered in their sleep, including three children.

Residents handed out candy and sweets, one resident saying the joy “is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank.”
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4041106,00.html

Itamar massacre: Fogel family butchrered while sleeping
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-570901?ref=feeds%2Flatest

IMRA – Saturday, March 12, 2011 Itamar terrorism: photos of …imra.org.il
Mar 12, 2011 … murdering children and babies in their sleep, simply because they are. Jewish. https://picasaweb.google.com/picsyesha/Itamar
http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=51363

Islamists’ Inhumane “Human rights” System

March 9, 2011

Islamists’ Inhumane “Human rights” System

March, 2011

Erdoğan and the ‘Al-Gaddafi Prize
February 28, 2011 12:00 A.M
Everything you need to know about the Turkish prime minister, in one act.

The slogan of the “Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights” is, “As the sun shines for everyone, freedom is a right for everyone.” Lovely, no? Especially at a moment when Qaddafi’s warplanes are raining down death and destruction on his own subject people, and when foreign mercenaries are brutalizing the population?
[…]Past recipients of the prize have included… Louis Farrakhan (1996), Fidel Castro (1998), and Hugo Chávez (2004).

But it’s the current recipient who is the most interesting: none other than the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He accepted the prize in Tripoli, Libya, on Dec. 1, 2010, for his “distinguished service to humanity.” In his acceptance speech, Erdoğan said that the award will further encourage him to fight for human rights and that “Islamophobia” is a crime against humanity. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/260823/erdo-and-al-gaddafi-prize-daniel-pipes

Erdogan’s officially IslamoFASCISTIC now, allied w/ Omar Al-Bashir, Ahmadinejad, Hamas, Qaddafi

With such wonderful buddies, How can this suversive type of “human rights” system go wrong? Whatever is a crime against humanity is magically turned into “pro-human rights.” By the same token, real Human rights of non-Arab non-Muslim minority (Israel) to survive against “Palestinian / Iranian jihadi genocide are completely denied, automatically.


Minorities? Don’t deserve anything, just shut up about it

When was the last time you heard or read about the racial discrimination against minorities in Turkey such as Kurds?
The very same “reason” you never hear about the cry of all non-Islamic non-Persian minorities (Dhimmis) in oppressive intolerant Islamic Republic of Iran – Erdogan’s ally. [heck, the prison state called Iran’s has -among other things- invented a fairly “original” idea to subdue protest by “accusing” any opponent of “spying.”]


“Peace” means war!

Erdogan as in the radical Islamic IHH “Flotilla” ship the “Go back to Auchwitz” genocidal “peace” boat, headed to Gaza to attack…

2,000,000 killed by Arab Islamic fanaticism is “not an issue.”

Just as the victims of the most horrific post-WW2 [Arab-Islamic] genocide in Sudan is categorized of as some “minor misunderstanding,” a silent case, where the Arab lobby hijacked UN can’t seem to find the time of day to take issue with. Worse, That’s right, our Erdogan embraces al-Bashir, the convicted of Arab racist genocide and crimes against humanity.


Racism as “anti racism”

Just as the ‘racist apartheid Arab world’ (against the non-Arabs, especially against Jews) cries “racism” in Durban upon the very victim of Arab racism, namely Israel.


The self ‘designed’ death of Arab civilians

Just as the victims of using its own civilian population by Arab Palestinians, especially kids and by Iran’s thugs the Islamic Hezbollah are pinned on Israel and not on the cuilprit Arabs.

A World Upside Down, in all human aspects.

J’Accuse: Racist Arabs & Israeli left of/for “growing racism” in Israel

December 27, 2010

 

J’Accuse: Racist Arabs & Israeli left of/for “growing racism” in Israel

Dec. 2010

 

ARAB RACIST ATTACKS

Let’s not spin this blunt issue, aiming at Israeli Jews specifically to be killed or hurt, in their homes, in cars passing by, in a restaurant , at a bus stop, at kindergartens, is what it is: racial hatred against Jews. I don’t know which racist part of it is difficult to comprehend to cast it as such.

RACIST ARAB LEADERS

Arab Muslim leaders such as the head of the Islamic movement was arrested and charged of racism and inciting violence, to assume that his ‘deadly’ influence doesn’t “live” on among Israeli Arabs is beyond naive.

One of the icons of pushing racism is Arab MK Ahmed Tibi, whose inflammatory mouth has uttered the word “racist” and “apartheid” for almost as many days [in the decade or so] he’s serving as an official in the Jewish-Democratic state.

Of course, everything Israel does is “racist,” this ugly Arab racism’s notion that dates from the infamous anti-Israel campaign in the UN by the Arab lobby in the 1970s to demean Zionism which is about a return of a people to its historic homeland as “racism,” The very racist Arab nations that oppress or at least discriminate against non-Arab minorities (including: Kurds, blacks, Copts, Jews [where they haven’t been ethnically cleansed], Assyrians, Berbers, etc.) had/have the audacity to condemn Israel that gives equal rights and freedom to its 25% Arab citizens, and at times giving preferential treatments to them, in employment, education, etc., those Muslim nations that practice Islamic apartheid in its supremacy status over/against non-Muslims, all have joined to call the very victim of Arab racism [which is the only bond that binds the divider Arab world who discriminates against Arab-Palestinians] as “racist.”

PS
Speaking of hypocrisy, Arab republics and Islamic Republics are also against the notion of a ‘Jewish’ state, even though Israel’s official laws are in fact anything but Jewish.

In addition, a fairly new pehenomenon follows this twisted line, a form of bigotry that doesn’t even recognize in Jews’ rights to defend themselves, the message basically is that if you are an Israeli Jew, you simply deserve to die -by default- and if/when you resist, you are a “racist.” An underline message that is common to all those anti-Israel organizations that, though publicly, claim to “care” for the Palestinian-Arabs.

RADICAL LEFT

 

The political motivated left in Israel says, said some outrageous things in order to ‘win’ symbolic [and beyond] politics.

They make sure to use the “racism” slur at each right wing step it takes to deter it from advancing.

Preying on the weakness of the sensitivity to the charge, the Jewish people feel about – probably more than any other nation – the very victim of racism (most recent WW2’s Nazis and the Arab-Islamic leaders like the Mufti of Palestine that joined them) they managed to use it or rather abuse it to advance their lefty ideology on the back of super-guilt ridden Jews, all the while successfully suppressing the real racism going on in the past and in the present, Arab racism that is, from outside or from inside Israel.

Try this, perform a search in Haaretz for ‘Arab racism’ see what comes up, if not the exact opposite, How come?

Why is an Arab on Jews attack described as [if at all] a “disturbance” or a “nationalist” incident and not ‘Anti-Jewish racism’ when selectively aiming at Jews only, yet, if anti-Jewish feelings and acts motivate a Jew to manage in voicing concern, it’s then when the Jewish victim is depict as a “racist?”

The sad thing is, Haaretz writers and the like, never learned that exaggerated use of outrageous terminology does more of a serious damage than one might assume, and long after they might have forgotten about their political motivated hype language at a ‘heated moment,’ its disastrous effect continue to be deep and long in the nation’s psyche, precisely because it uses the concept of intolerance, which Jews are so fiery against.

ANXIETY

Can one really not able to understand a sincere parent in an ’under-constant-threat-country’ Israel who’s genuinely worried about the safety of the family? Is awareness, caring and responsibility all of a sudden now “racism?”

As goes the above factors and “racism pushers” as I like to call them, so does the overall tension.

The conclusive point is that the anxiety that Israeli Jews feel from a hostile intolerant Arab world that has fought to annihilate it and still can’t seem to recognize this “stranger’ in their midst, is only growing, add to that the behavior of Arabs inside Israel and to top it all with the Israeli- “Jewish” anti-Israel leftists‘-extremists such as ‘Haaretz.’

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HAMAS 101 – Arab Palestinian Hamas Factsheet

December 23, 2010

Facts about the Hamas of the Arab Palestinians:

Genocide goalIts ‘al-Qassam brigade’Causing their ‘civilians’ to die (human shields)Racism, anti-SemitismCaliphateAnti All Non Muslims


GENOCIDE

Hamas: The final objective: the destruction of the State of Israel

Osama Hamdan : We [i.e., Hamas] are preparing for a confrontation [with Israel ], not only in preparation for Israeli aggression, because the entity is founded on aggression, but because the final goal of the resistance 8 is to wipe this entity off the face of the earth . This goal necessitates the development of the resistance’s until the entity has been destroyed.

Note : Osama Hamdan’s terminology is similar to that of Iranian president Ahmadinejad and other senior Iranian figures, who repeatedly state that Israel will be wiped off the face of the earth.
http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/osama_hamdan0807e.htm

israelinsider: Briefs: Hamas representative justifies suicide bus …21 Aug 2007 … According to Hamdan, most of Israel’s inhabitants came from abroad … of the resistance is to wipe this entity off the face of the Earth. …
http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Briefs/11908.htm

Myths & Facts Online – Arab/Muslim Attitudes Toward IsraelOsama Hamdan, Hamas Representative in Lebanon Al Manar and Al Aqsa TV, … Palestine will wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world. …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths2/Arabattitudes.html

On August 6, Osama Hamdan, Hamas’s representative in Lebanon told al … goal of the resistance is to wipe this entity [Israel] off the face of the Earth. ..
http://www.aetherometry.com/External/caroline_glick/2007-08-23_The_rise_of_the_fantasists.pdf

The Genocidal Hamas Charter
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-littman092602.asp

As Hamas seeks international recognition by softening its tone in English, in Arabic it continues the calls for genocide of Jews. …
http://pmw.org.il/Bulletins_Apr2007.htm

MEMRI: Children on Hamas TV Call to “Liberate” Al-Aqsa Mosque by … Dec 3, 2007 … #1625 – Children on Hamas TV Call to “Liberate” Al-Aqsa Mosque by Force and to ” Wipe Out” Zionists to the Last One Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) …

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1625.htm

A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad – Page 154 – David Patterson – 2010 – 308 pages – Preview
al-Turabi… In this case, he affirmed “the legitimate goal of the Palestinians,” as defined by Hamas, that is, the annihilation of the Jewish state..
http://books.google.com/books?id=lMLmK-fmf8kC&pg=PA154

Dictionary of antisemitism from the earliest times to the present – Page 231 – Robert Michael, Philip Rosen – 2007 – 489 pages – Preview
Both the Nazis and these Muslim fascists are totalitarians, seeking to conquer the world and commit genocide against Jews. … The primary radical Islamists are the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad.

http://books.google.com/books?id=d5927rY-UgoC&pg=PA231

Hamas suicide bombers’ videotape: ‘We drink Jews’ blood’
[Published 00:00 15.02.06
Latest update 00:00 15.02.06]
A Hamas Web site published the videotape wills of two suicide bombers in which they pledge to drink Jews blood until they flee from Muslim land.
By Nadav Shragai … which presents the video shown on the Hamas site after its victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections.

The video shows Idham Ahmed Majila and Maumin Rajab Rajab, who blew themselves up at the Karni crossing at the end of 2004. “My message to the hated Jews: There is no God but Allah,” Majala says. “We will hunt you everywhere, when you wake and when you sleep. We are a blood-drinking people and we know that there is no better blood than Jewish blood.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/hamas-suicide-bombers-videotape-we-drink-jews-blood-1.180181

 

Bringing about the deaths of their own population – women & children as human shields

Congressional Record – Page 121 [July 19, 2006] – Congressional Record House, Vol. 152, Pt. 11 – Preview (Government Printing Office)
When engaged in armed conflict it is difficult to ensure the safety of civilians. In fact, Hezbollah and Hamas purposefully operate in populated areas, often putting civilians between heavily armed terrorists and the Israeli military.

http://books.google.com/books?id=W6gziQydtBwC&pg=RA2-PA121

‘Hamas used kids as human shields’ Mar 15, 2010 … Hamas gunmen used Palestinian children as human shields, … by firing rockets next to schools and by using human shields, Hamas is the one …
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=171009


UN envoy: Hamas uses Gazans as human shields – Israel News, Ynetnews Jan 14, 2009 … During Israel’s Gaza operation, Hamas has operated out of mosques, schools and private homes while using civilians as human shields, …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3655758,00.html


Hamas’s Human Shields Hamas’s Human Shields. (Updated January 22, 2009) … January 6 when Hamas forces hid themselves inside a UN-run school in Gaza and fired mortar shells at …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Peace/gazahumanshields.html


CAMERA: Hamas’s Palestinian Victims: Human Shields Jan 21, 2009 … Hamas’s Palestinian Victims: Human Shields … mosques and schools, Hamas chose to put its neighbors in the line of fire, and invited …
http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=2&x_article=1607


IsraCast: Hamas Exploits Gaza Children As Shields Jan 7, 2009 … IDF: “Hamas exploited UNWRA School as launch pad for firing rockets at Israel” … the IAF aircraft struck a school in Beit Hanoun. … territory and IDF forces from within schools, using civilians as human shields, …
http://www.isracast.com/article.aspx?ID=1027&t=Hamas-Exploits-Gaza-Children-As-Shields


Hamas exploitation of civilians as human shields: Photographic … Mar 6, 2008 … Hamas Exploitation of Civilians as Human Shields – IICC, Jan 2009 · Terrorists fire mortars from UNRWA boys’ school in Gaza 31-Oct-2007 …
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Hamas+war+against+Israel/Hamas+exploitation+of+civilians+as+human+shields+-+Photographic+evidence.htm


BBC NEWS | Middle East | Palestinians’ high-risk human shield tactic Nov 20, 2006 … Palestinians in Gaza adopt… tactic of human shields to deter …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6166362.stm


BBC NEWS | Middle East | Human shield deters Israel strike Nov 19, 2006 … ‘Human shields’. “The attack plan was cancelled because of the people there,” … Hamas said in a statement it had carried out the attack, …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6162494.stm

 

RACISM, ANTI-SEMITISM

Congressional Record – Page 16159
– Preview [June 25, 2003]
Europe must take seriously the ideology of anti-Semitism coming out of the Arab and Islamic world. It must denounce the deliberate targeting of Jews by terrorist groups, whether it be al Qaeda or Hamas.

http://books.google.com/books?id=gjsOK4p-UFIC&pg=PA16159

Official PA Newspaper Prints Racist, Anti-Semitic Cartoons
[Published: 05/25/05, 1:45 PM / Last Update: 05/24/05, 8:04 PM]
(IsraelNN.com) Despite repeated calls by the Bush administration to end anti-Israel incitement in the Palestinian Authority media, the official newspaper of the PA continues to regularly publish hate cartoons against Israel and Jews.

Continued incitement against Israel in the PA press flies in the face of U.S. sponsored Road Map plan. Aside from fighting terrorism, one of the primary obligations of the PA under this plan is the elimination of incitement against Israel. As recently as two days ago, at the AIPAC convention in Washington on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called on the Arabs to “end incitement in their media.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20080506130709rn_1/www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/8256

Press Release Israel / Middle-East
 
Anti-Semitism at Core of Hamas Charter


New York, NY, February 27, 2006 … The founding covenant of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group whose leaders are poised to take a central role in the governance of the Palestinian Authority, is committed not only to the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic state in its place, but to raw, unadulterated Jew-hatred.


Adopted in August 1988, the Hamas Charter openly embraces the notorious anti-Semitic forgery, “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” holding it up as evidence that Jews are innately greedy, manipulative and conniving, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  The charter adopts classical anti-Semitic canards: Jews as plotting to control the world, Jews acquiring wealth by stealing, and Jews controlling the levers of power in media, government and finance.  Such stereotypical anti-Semitic canards have been used through the centuries to defame and demonize Jews, leading to violence, pogroms and, ultimately, the Holocaust.


“The Hamas credo is not just anti-Israel, but profoundly anti-Semitic with racism at its core,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.  “The Hamas Charter reads like a modern-day ‘Mein Kampf.’
http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4877_62.htm


The Anti-Semitism of Hamas


Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas.


by Meir Litvak


Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas (acronym of Harakat al-muqawama al-Islamiyya – Islamic Resistance Movement), a Palestinian national-Islamic movement, which perceives and articulates its conflict with Israel in Manichean and absolutist religious terms. Like most other Islamic movements in the Middle East, Hamas regards the conflict with the latest and most fateful phase of the relentless onslaught waged by western imperialism and culture against Islam since the Crusades. Hamas publications portray the Jews as instruments of the West or, alternatively, as the power that controls and manipulates the West in this war. Concurrently, it views the current struggle as the last link in the war, which the Jews have been waging against Islam since its essence. Consequently, Hamas emphasizes the emphasis on the “Islamic essence” of the Palestinian cause.”
[…]


Modern Anti-Jewish Animosity


The modern anti-Jewish animosity of Islamic movements goes much further than traditional Islam. Although Muslims have always viewed Islam as a superior religion, superseding Judaism, they did not consider Judaism as a heresy, which required eradication, as long as it did not challenge Islam’s rule. Historically, Muslims regarded Christianity as a greater threat than Judaism, and devoted greater attention to it in their polemical literature.
However, due to the conflict with Israel, Judaism rather than Christianity has become the prime enemy for the Islamist organizations, drawing inspiration from anti-Jewish utterances in the Koran and from modern European anti-Semitism.
A good example of this vilification is the Hamas Charter, the movement’s canonical document, which provides a picture of the Jews and Judaism drawn from the notorious anti-Semitic tract, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Article 22, for instance, describes the Jews as controlling the world media with their money and as having established secret organizations throughout the world – such as the Freemasons and Rotary Club – “for the destruction of societies and the fulfilment of the goals of Zionism.” They have “caused revolutions all over the world,” from France in 1789 to Russia in 1917 “in order to fulfil their goal.” Likewise, “with their money, they seized control of the imperialist powers and pushed them to subdue many countries in order to squeeze their resources and spread their corruption.” In addition, Hamas accuses the Jews of fomenting all-important wars in history. Most important, the Jews stood behind the outbreak of World War I, which ‘eliminated’ the Ottoman Empire, the “state of the Islamic Caliphate.” The breakdown of Islamic unity opened the way for the establishment of “the Zionist entity” in Palestine. Likewise, they “were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains by trading in armaments, and paved the way for the establishment of their state.”
Of special significance are the wars, which the Jews have waged against Islam from the time of the Prophet. Accordingly, the Jews opposed the Prophet from the moment he arrived in Medina, in a desperate effort to prevent the spread of Islam, rejecting his generous offers and distorting his message. They tried to harm the Islamic umma (nation) and dominate it.”


Derogatory Descriptions of the Jews


In many of its publications Hamas employs harsh derogatory descriptions of the Jews, often taken from the Koran, such as “blood suckers,” “brothers of apes,” “killers of the prophets,” “human pigs,” and warmongers “the descendants of treachery and deceit,” “butchers.” They are a “cancer expanding” in the land of Palestine, “threatening the entire Islamic world.” They are “spreading corruption” in the land of Islam. “Deceit and usury are stamped in their nature,” and they are all “thieves, monopolists, and usurers.”


Almost every issue of the Hamas organ, Filastin al-Muslima contains articles enumerating the evil deeds and character of the Jews based on an analysis and exegetes of specific suras (chapters) from the Koran.
Particularly significant, in view of the historical record, are the equations, which Hamas makes between the Jews, the Zionists and the Nazis and the denial of the Holocaust. Hamas argues that Israel’s actions exceed those of the Nazis, and that “the Jews represent Nazism in its most criminal form.” Yet, following the Stockholm conference on the Holocaust, held in January 2000, Hamas declared that the conference had:


A clear Zionist goal, aimed at forging history by hiding the truth about the so-called Holocaust, which is an alleged and invented story with no basis . . .. The invention of these grand illusions of an alleged crime that never occurred, ignoring the millions of dead European victims of Nazism during the war, clearly reveals the racist Zionist face, which believes in the superiority of the Jewish race over the rest of the nations.


cAbd al-cAziz al-Rantisi, Hamas leader from Gaza, went further by denying the Holocaust, while simultaneously charging that “the Zionists were behind the Nazis’ murder of many Jews,” with the aim of intimidating and forcing them to immigrate to Palestine. Furthermore, he claimed that the Nazis “received tremendous financial aid from the Zionist banks and monopolies,” prior to their seizure of power and that “this great financial aid helped the Nazis build the military and economic force needed to destroy Europe and annihilate millions.” “When we compare the Zionists to the Nazis,” Rantisi concluded, “We insult the Nazis,” he concluded.
Reviewing the life of the late Pope John Paul II, the Hamas weekly al-Risala concluded that his 1998 letter, in which he apologized to the Jews for the Holocaust was his “greatest crime”.
http://www.pij.org/details.php?id=345


Why Anti-Semitism Is Growing in Germany


By Donald Snyder
Published December 22, 2010, issue of December 31, 2010.

Meanwhile, many of Germany’s 4 million Muslims stay connected with events in the Middle East via cable television networks, such as Hezbollah’s Al-Manar and Hamas’s Al-Aqsa. These are anti-Semitic networks that promote Holocaust denial.


Videos justifying the persecution of Jews and promoting child martyrdom for Islam are shown daily on these networks, fueling anti-Semitism among Muslim youth in Germany.


“You cannot undo with education what these satellite broadcasts are doing,” said Matthias Kuntzel, an author and political scientist, in a phone interview from Hamburg.


The programs are fed to Germany on Egyptian and Saudi Arabian satellites. Both countries have refused repeated German requests to stop transmitting Al-Manar. German law prohibits the dissemination of hate. Although Al-Manar was banned in 2008, private homes with satellite dishes continue to receive its programs, making the ban ineffective.
http://www.forward.com/articles/134143/

The New York Times Israel Correspondent Shows His Hostility
Barry Rubin
June 27, 2006

[…]

Why, then, is Erlanger obsessed with this distinction? I suggest that what Erlanger is actually saying is that what is really bad about Hamas is not that it is a racist, terrorist group with genocidal intentions against Israelis but that it is an Islamist organization. If, after all, Hamas is exercising a just right of resistance motivated by Israeli misdeeds, how can it be condemned on those grounds? The trouble with Hamas is that it is a ‘right wing’ religious group rather than a ‘left wing’ nationalist one.

http://www.gloria-center.org/gloria/2006/06/the-new-york-times-israel-correspondent-shows-his-hostility.html

Congressional Record, May 22, 2006, Page 904
[Mr. ACKERMAN…] Hamas has made clear again and again that they will not be held answerable for the hundreds of innocent civilians they slaughtered with bombs. They will not be held accountable for their overt racism and vile anti-Semitic bigotry.

http://books.google.com/books?id=yX43KGyuIlsC&pg=PA9043

 

CALIPHATE

Wanted: a caliphate – Haaretz – Israel News – Hamas ran on one ticket and used a single name: the Change and Reform List. It used the same name in the general elections. “We vote however we want,”
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=661486&contrassID=2&subContrassID=15&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

Towards a global caliphate :: Damian Thompson – 24 Aug 2007 … The goal of a worldwide caliphate is emerging as an increasingly … is actually a member of HAMAS, that group who wants to ‘eradicate’ all …
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/damian_thompson/blog/2007/08/24/towards_a_global_caliphate

Over 10,000 Palestinians Attend West Bank Rally to Restore Islamic Caliphate 
A crowd of more than 10,000 Palestinians Saturday heard denunciations of the PA leadership in the West Bank as infidels at a Liberation Party rally on the sports field of the Quaker-run Friends School in Ramallah.
The party calls for re-establishing the caliphate, or Islamic state, across the Muslim world.
“The caliphate is coming,” read a large poster on the wall of the field.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/11/africa/ME-GEN-Palestinians-Islamic-Movement.php

Fatah leaders meet to discuss Hamas | Jerusalem Post, The relatively small party, which is seen as more extreme than Hamas, … declaring an Islamic caliphate in the Gaza Strip during Friday prayers, …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1154525933042&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Challenges to the cohesion of the Arab state – Page 170 – Asher Susser – (The Moshe Dayan Cente) 2008 (ISBN 9652240796, 9789652240798) – 264 pages – Full view
In the early 1990s, Hamas spokesmen dismissed doubts concerning the realization of a universal Islamic caliphate. For instance, Mahmud al-Zahhar, a Hamas leader in Gaza, claimed that Palestine had always been part of a greater Islamic state and that a distinct Palestinian state had never existed. A comparison between the religious Islamic past and the currently divided Arab world led Zahar to the conclusion that the framework of separate states had utterly failed. He even pointed to the formation of the European Union as an example of the world-wide trend of establishing supranational political units, which the Muslims should adopt as well. If the caliphs were able to control the Muslim nation in the age of the camel and the donkey, then al-Zahar assumed, that the task should be all the more easier today thanks to the modern means of communication and transport. Notwithstanding the movement’s pan- Islamic ambition, spokesmen still gave preference to the Palestinian component of their ideology, even within the framework of the pan- Islamic vision. Accordingly, some of its spokesmen even believed that Jerusalem, not Mecca, would become the capital of the future Islamic caliphate.40 Another example of the wavering between the Islamic vision and the distinct Palestinian identity was the debate between Hamas and al-Qai’da over the priorities of the Islamic struggle.
http://books.google.com/books?id=BVBTqq68ZvQC&pg=PA170

They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It – Page 121 – Brigitte Gabriel – (Macmilla) 2010 (ISBN 0312571283, 9780312571283) – 288 pages – Preview
They are articulating their goals and recruiting thousands of faithful to join the holy fight to reestablish the caliphate and the return of Islamic pride. In a sermon that aired on Hamas’ Al-Aksa TV on April 11, 2008, Yunis Al-Astal, Hamas MP and cleric, told worshipers that Rome, “the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital,” would soon be conquered by Islam, just as Constantinople was. It then, he said, would become “an advance post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, and even Eastern Europe.”

http://books.google.com/books?id=2gArREFZ4NMC&pg=PA121

The Caliphate is Coming
By Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, January 31, 2006
To Mousa Abu Marzuk, Deputy Chief of Hamas’ Political Bureau in Damascus, HAMAS’ triumph is an important springboard towards the establishment of the Caliphate ­– a global Islamic state, where life would be dictated by the Shari’a.
In a statement Abu Marzuk made on January 26, following HAMAS’ sweeping victory of the Palestinian legislative elections, he said that HAMAS, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), is reaping the fruits of its efforts over the last six decades. It was established in Palestine in 1936 – not in 1987, as most mistakenly think. Since then, the movement, according to Abu Marzuk, has carried out its political, social agenda, including Dawa (Prosetylization) and Jihad.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=9446CA77-BD91-4D8B-8AA6-00FCC2F0F8CA

 

ISLAMOFASCISM – ANTI ALL NON MUSLIMS

Terror leaders describe America bound by Islam – Yasser Hamad, a cleric and a Hamas leader in the northern West Bank, …. The under-reported story of Christian persecution in the Middle East as told by …
www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58529

Gaza Strip! – Persecuted Christians
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=13291&pst=961409

Muslim persecution will drive Christians out of …Palestinian territories…
http://www.yourish.com/2007/12/04/4069

Hamas’ Christian convert: I’ve left a society that sanctifies terror
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1007097.html 

‘Christians must accept Islamic rule’ – Israel News, 19 Jun 2007 … “I expect our Christian neighbors to understand the new Hamas rule means real changes. They must be ready for Islamic rule if they want to …
http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3414753,00.html

Hamas Charter – Christian Action for Israel Israeli: The 36 article Charter of Hamas was apparently drafted by some heads of …. “And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor with Christians, …There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad… Under the shadow of Islam… Islam, Christianity and Judaism.. Safety and security can only prevail under the shadow of Islam…
http://christianactionforisrael.org/isreport/hamas.html

Hamas
Allah, kill Christians and Jews “to the last one”

by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

[Dec. 8, 2010]

A video on official Hamas TV calls for Allah to kill Jews, Christians, Communists and their supporters. The video asks Allah to “count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”

As Palestinian Media Watch has reported this call for the killing of non-Muslims was a regular pronouncement by both Palestinian Authority (Fatah) and Hamas political and religious leaders for many years starting in July 2000.

For years, sermons by religious leaders on official Palestinian Authority TV under Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas routinely presented the killing of Jews as a religious obligation and a fulfillment of the Islamic ideal.

Due to PMW’s exposure of these sermons, which led to international criticism and pressure, Mahmoud Abbas, whose office controls PA TV, has been forced to prevent the broadcast of sermons calling for extermination of Jews on PA TV.

The latest sermon of this nature on PA TV was in January 2010.

[…]see the section on PMW’s website documenting the PA and Hamas depicting the killing of Jews as an Islamic obligation.

The following is the transcript of the Hamas video clip:

“Allah, oh our Lord, vanquish Your enemies, enemies of the religion
[Islam] in all places.
Allah, strike the Jews and their sympathizers,
the Christians and their supporters,
the Communists and their adherents.
Allah, count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Dec. 3, 2010]
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=3895

http://europenews.dk/en/node/38040


Arab-Muslim “Palestinian” Hamas’ “Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades” – a profile of terror and racism

Islamic terrorists Hamas’ Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades


TERRORISM

The brigade is Hamas’ (the totalitarian Islamic jihadists who proud themselves as being “democratically elected” government of the Arab Palestinians in Gaza) military wing, according to its own words and by experts.
http://www.mideastweb.org/Middle-East-Encyclopedia/izz_ad-din_al-qassam_brigades.htm

Recognized as a terrorist organization by:

The U.S.

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/45313.pdf

Australia
http://www.ag.gov.au/agd/WWW/nationalsecurity.nsf/Page/What_Governments_are_doing_Listing_of_Terrorism_Organisations_Hamas&apos

EU

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en/oj/2005/l_340/l_34020051223en00640066.pdf

And the UK
http://security.homeoffice.gov.uk/legislation/current-legislation/terrorism-act-2000/proscribed-terrorist-groups?version=1



RACISM, NAZISM

Monday, November 25, 2002
The Hamas advocates Killing Jews, simply for being Jews

[…]
IDF Spoksperson 24 November 2002

The Iz-Adin Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas, published
(23 November 2002) a bulletin on their official website, advocating the
murder of Jews simply for the fact of that they are Jews.

The bulletin was published to commemerate the anniversary of the death of Imad Akal, a senior Hamas official, killed in the Gaza Strip on November 24, 1993. The bulletin quotes Akal as saying: “We will knock on the doors of Heaven with the skulls of the Jews”. The bulletin depicts an axe shattering the word “Al-Yahud” (Jews) and splintering the skulls of Jews. The words Al-Qassam are engraved on the axe.

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=14650

Here are some examples of the racist Arab-Palestinian Hamas’ “Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades” from its own site

These include official attitudes and Hate, Jihadi Messages (like calls: to kill all Jews and Christians), posted since Aug/Sep/Oct 2010, still left on December 22, 2010.
It entails:

  • Sympathizing with Holocaust denial/deniers, perpetuating Nazi-type theories about Jews.
  • Protesting Holocaust remembreance
  • Racist Islamic-Militant dehumanization of Jews as “apes and swine”
  • Despite some vague declarations, in reality, the underline message (though not publically/officially) is that the ‘war is on the JEWS’ as a whole.’
  • Calling for [ethnic cleansing] expulsion of all Jews from the entire area.
  • Justifying killing Jews who “derserve death.”
  • Ironically, or rather typically, these real Racist Arabs, actual Muslim bigots and hidden Nazis’ sympathizers use the terminology: “racism,” or/and “fascism” and even “nazism.” (coating their messages with connecting anti-radical-terrorists operation with something about supposed “against non-Jews” crap, along the lines of KKK’s David Duke language) – to demonize Israeli defenders.

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Zahar: Jews will soon be expelled from Palestine – Ezzedeen Al …Jul 11, 2010 … Israeli orthodox Jews pause for a picture with the portraits of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat , right, and Palestinian President …

qassam.ps/news-3735-Zahar_Jews_will_soon_be_expelled_from_ Palestine.html


Jews kill Holocaust skeptic in Poland – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades Jews kill Holocaust skeptic in Poland. 22-06-2010,11:49. Al Qassam website/ Agencies-Poland, June 22, 2010-The body of Dariusz Ratajczak, a Polish author, …

qassam.ps/news-3011-Jews_kill_Holocaust_skeptic_in_Poland.html


The Palestinian resistance is legal – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades Aug 2, 2010 … The Jewish people will not rest and will not feel comfortable and stability … If people continue to Jews in Palestine and the Middle East, …

qassam.ps/interview-2380-The_Palestinian_resistance_is_legal.html


Palestinian Anger.. – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades May 31, 2010… these attacks,lets see if there will be sanctions against the israelis,if not, it shows the world is run by jews and we are all doomed …

qassam.ps/news-2907-Palestinian_Anger_over_Israeli_massacre.html


Sheihk Salah Shehada.. The Third Anniversary of Martyrdom …Dec 3, 2006 … The Jews do not like anyone holding this idea; Salah Shehada should be … The fighting against jews continued till the coming of the PA. …

qassam.ps/news-101-Sheihk_Salah_ShehadaThe_Third_Anniversary_ of_Martyrdom.html


Abed el-Aziz Al-Rantisi – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam BrigadesThe same question was answered when the Jews (the descendants of apes and swine) assassinated Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. When the Sheikh was assassinated Dr Abed …

qassam.ps/specialfile-221-Abed_el_Aziz_Al_Rantisi.html


Hamas castigates UNRWA for its “suspicious” trips – Ezzedeen Al …Dec 18, 2010 … UNRWA teaching staff taught the students how the Jews suffered at the hands of the German Nazis, and expressed sympathy for them. …

qassam.ps/news-3931-Hamas_castigates_UNRWA_for_its_suspicious_trips.html




Israel kills Palestinian in Khanyounis – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades Aug 17, 2010 … CNN broadcaster fired after telling fact about Jews … inshallah one day aqsa will be free from jews and crusaders may allah hely my …
qassam.ps/news-3296-Israel_kills_Palestinian_in_Khanyounis.html



Israeli violations of international & humanitarian law (30 …Sep 10, 2010 … FUSH ALL JEWS IN THE WORLD



Added: Saturday, 09 October,2010, 20:59 GMT



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ISLAM, Norway
qassam.ps/occupation_terrorism-3553-Israeli_violations_of_international__humanitarian_law_30_September__06_October_2010.html


Al Qassam mourns leader Essa Al Batran – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades… Added: Saturday, 31 July,2010, 15:00 GMT


Jews deserve death…


Aron, Australia

qassam.ps/news-3201-Al_Qassam_Brigades_mourns_leader_Essa_Al_Batran.html



Ramallah, heroic operation against settlers – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam …Sep 2, 2010 … niiiice guyz, i luv to see dead jews. its good to see u doing ur work, i hope u can kill many more of those fu cking jews. AL-MAWT LI ISRAIL! …
qassam.ps/news-3368-Ramallah_A_new_heroic_operation_against_ Zionist_settlers.html

Biased CNN explains as “news” why Palestinians aim at children

December 22, 2010

Biased CNN explains as “news” why Palestinians aim at children


At the CNN news ticker the following title of “news” appeared today (Dec. 21, 2010): “5 hurt in rocket fire,  retaliation in southern Israel” as well as on the page: http://edition.cnn.com/MIDDLEEAST  .


The HTML copied:

<li><a href=”/2010/WORLD/meast/12/21/israel.rocket.fire/index.html”>5 hurt in rocket fire, retaliation, in southern Israel</a>       </li>


Though when clicking on the actual link, the language is different.
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/12/21/israel.rocket.fire/index.html


That exact title was copied automatically on those that subscribe to CNN’s feeds, e. g.: http://news.vivasoft.hu/the-news/17842-5-hurt-in-rocket-fire,-retaliation-in-southern-israel.html and http://359online.com/5-hurt-in-rocket-fire-retaliation-in-southern-israel/



This fits very well with the Islamists-appeasement policy that whatever they do, it’s just a reaction, when in fact the Arab Palestinians are always initiating the attack aimed at innocent Israelis at their homes or at kindergartens when the children are gathered there, or/and practicing the use of its own civilians.


The hidden message behind the headline which attempts almost to equate the two sides is so outrageous, as if there’s some kind of moral equivalence between those that seek death and destruction for all and Israelis that struggle so hard to defend lives. So is the naiive “understanding” that when Hamas says it does something as a “retaliation,” we should simply “believe” it. Since when is news media a mouthpiece for terrorists? No one should buy into it as a fact, or anything else beyond a Hamas’ propaganda argument. Neither CNN, nor anyone else can assert what is a “retaliation” and what is in fact, an excuse.


According to this twisted CNN view it’s all a game, they are just both fighting each other, nothing about Israelis defending citizens from Palestinians seeking civilians as targets, or/and children when they go to school. Note also CNN’s general ommission of the Israeli exact location ‘KINDERGARTEN’ repeatedly a target


Moreover, it entails a horrific cheapening of Israeli lives, that they’re hurt “only because of some retaliation” thing.


Again and again, CNN shows its real “news” colors, when its more of an opinion medium.


How about a simple non-opinionated news headline: “Palestinians fire at Israeli homes,” or “Palestinians attack Israeli kindergartens, again.” The truth for a change!

News Samples:

Rocket explodes near Israeli kindergarten‎
21 (UPI) — A Qassam rocket exploded near a kibbutz kindergarten in the Ashkelon Coastal regional council Tuesday morning, the Israeli army said.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2010/12/21/Rocket-explodes-near-Israeli-kindergarten/UPI-11441292936139/

Qassam explodes near kindergarten – Israel News, Ynetnews
Dec 21, 2010 … News: Rocket hits kibbutz in Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. Girl, 14, lightly injured by shrapnel; several people suffer from shock, …

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4002195,00.html</p