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Fact 223: "In May 2002, Dani Naveh, a minister in Israel's government prepared a report on Arafat's involvement with terrorism. The report noted that 'Yasser Arafat was personally involved in the planning and execution of terror attacks. He encouraged them ideologically, authorized them financially and personally headed the Fatah Al Aqsa Brigades organization. Arafat and his men used the funds donated to them by other countries, including the European Union, to finance terrorist activity'."
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The Middle East Media Reasearch Institute (www.memri.org), has translated an interview given by Arafat, the Palestinian "leader", on October 10, 2002:
Hamad: "It is known that the Israeli army planned to expel you from the Palestinian territories, to a remote area."
"Martyr" is the term used by the Palestinians to describe the homicide/suicide bombers responsible for the deliberate murder of hundreds of Israeli women and children - for the full list of genocide bombings click here.
Hamad: "Sari Nusseibah, in charge of the Jerusalem portfolio, signed a document with Israeli elements from the Left which includes abolishing the Palestinian refugees' right of return to their homes from which they were expelled."
The "Right of Return" would allow Palestinians that left the State of Israel in 1948 to "return" to their original villages. Except that in the meantime, their villages have turned into Israeli cities, and the 600,000 Palestinians that left have turned into about 8 million. If Israelis accepted this "Right of Return", there wouldn't be a majority of Jews in the State of Israel anymore. It is another way to destroy Israel, but no one is buying into it, and the overwhelming majority of Israelis will never accept it. For more information on how Israel came about, check out the History page.
Hamad: "The Israeli army commanders boasted that they defeated the Palestinians and added that they want the Palestinians to acknowledge [this] defeat."
Note: The 628 Al-Hudaybiyya agreement, between the Prophet and the Meccan tribe of Quraish, was signed for a period of 10 years, which became, in Islamic tradition, the time limit for any agreement with non-Muslims. The Al-Hudaybiyya agreement was broken after 18 months. Muhammad's army then conquered Mecca. In other words: Arafat is clearly saying let's make an agreement now, we can always break it and destroy Israel later.
I still have some friends in the San Francisco Bay Area that refuse to admit that Arafat and the Palestinian Authority support and organize terrorism. If anyone has any idea on how to approach and convince them (without just giving them facts such as this article), please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org or just leave a comment to this article.
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I just saw an article on Israel Insider (www.israelinsider.com) that describes more anti-Semitic incidents in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Here are a few examples:
"An Orthodox Jewish friend, very much the visible target, is beaten savagely outside the Berkeley Chabad House and hospitalized"
"While riding the bus to an acupuncture appointment, I hear the loud, bellicose voice of an ethnic man behind me: "All 'they' got to do is read the paper to know they're in trouble." My sixth sense goes on red alert, but I sit quietly. Then: "The Mid-East is just half of it. Just wait." Now I turn, acting on a lifelong principle to let no anti-Semitic remark or action go unanswered. As he steps off he bus, he glares savagely and says, "Now we'll find out who the *real* Jews are." I remember my grandfather's description of pogromists in Russia"
"A 7,500 strong pro-Israel demonstration here receives absolutely no mention in the Hearst-owned San Francisco Chronicle, the biggest slight yet in a long-term verified pattern of biased reporting. This leads finally, after years of timidity and imaginary liberal guilt, to an alarmed eruption by the organized SF Jewish community"
I was present at the above pro-Israel demonstration and will post pictures soon. It was wonderful to see the community coming together to fight anti-Semitism and in support of Israel. One of the main messages was a call for peace - the real peace that calls for the end of Palestinian homicide/suicide bombings and peace for Israel and her neighbors - and not only for a Palestinian State instead of Israel.
The article also goes over the first Judeo-Christian Zionist Congress in Berkeley, a very interesting and moving description of what it was all about.
I copy the article below. More on anti-Semitism in the Bay Area, including a lot of information on the SFSU incidents soon to come...
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The Houston Chronicle (www.chron.com) has published a great article by Charles Krauthammer where he explains the difference between the States of Israel and Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists:
Charles Krauthammer makes many additional good points on the latest battle against Hamas and other Palestinian Islamic terrorists - I copy the full article below.
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Tzipi Shemesh, 29, a pregnant mother of 2 that was murdered by a Palestinian genocide bomber on 3/21/2002.
Tzipi Shemesh, 29, pregnant and mother of 2,
murdered by a Palestinian genocide bomber
On Thursday afternoon, Tzipi, in her fifth month of pregnancy, went with her husband Gadi for an ultrasound exam. On leaving the medical clinic, they passed next to the terrorist who blew himself up. Tzipi was killed instantly; Gadi died shortly afterwards in hospital.
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Newsday (www.newsday.com) has an article that reports how instead of collecting pictures of soccer players or Pokemon stickers, Palestinian children now use all their money to buy "martyrs' necklaces".
The martyrs in question are Palestinian homicide/suicide bombers and other terrorists who killed unarmed Israeli civilians, including children.
In Palestinian-ruled territories, posters celebrating militiamen or civilians killed by Israelis have been a feature of life since the current uprising began in September 2000. But the boys of Balata have taken to wearing icons of martyrs around their necks at all times.
Maybe if Hameez, the Palestinian death trader, stopped brainwashing these children by selling homicide/suicide bombers' pictures, things would be different. Maybe Arafat would have accepted a Palestinian state and recognized Israel's right to exist - unfortunately Palestinian society is so full of hate that the only thing they strive on is killing unarmed civilians and trying to destroy Israel.
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) has published an article that describes how foreign workers (from China, Chile, etc...) completely support Israel in her war against Palestinian terrorism.
"The Palestinians are very bad, they kill innocent people, including the Chinese," said one worker on the bus. "The Israelis are fighting because they have to stop the terror," said another. [...]
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Israel Insider (www.israelinsider.com) reports that a Palestinian terrorist from the Islamic Jihad has murderer an Israeli Rabbi, father of 6:
A Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist ambushed and killed Rabbi Yitzhak Arama, 40, spiritual leader of the Netzer Hazani community in Gush Katif, as he drove with his wife and six children on the Kisufim corridor road in Gaza.
This is the kind of murder regularly executed by Palestinian terrorists that won't even be mentioned in your local news. Or if it is, it will be heavily presented through a moral equivalency lens: the Palestinian murderer and the victim will be mentioned in the same breath - something like "Israeli Settler and Palestinian gunman killed in Israel" (the "Settler" is the Rabbi who was minding his own business, and the "Gunman" is the Palestinian son of a mutant pig who's only purpose is to murder men, woman and children).
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Fox News (www.foxnews.com) reports that a homicide bomber has hit the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad:
A huge explosion that may have been the work of a homicide bomber ripped through U.N. headquarters in Baghdad Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores of others.
Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN official who was murdered, was Brazilian. He and I attended the same high school, the "Lycee Pasteur", a bi-lingual school with courses in French and Portuguese. Although I disagree with the hypocrisy of the United Nations and its rabid anti-Israeli and anti-American stance, Mr. De Mello was an incredible man. May God bless his memory.
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian terrorist has murdered 10 Israelis and injured over 50 in a homicide bombings in Jerusalem:
A suicide bomber exploded inside a bus on the corners of Gaza and Balfour streets, near the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem's Rehavia neighborhood at about 8:45 Thursday morning.
The war against Palestinian terrorism continues. I copy the full article below.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports on how the English BBC and America's NPR lead the leftist media in their anti-Israel reporting:
The BBC is at the forefront of the anti-Israel media pack in Europe. It has been so effective in smearing Israel as a rogue state that in a recent poll, Europeans rated Israel as more dangerous to world peace than Saddam Hussein's Iraq or Iran or North Korea.
If you haven't already done so, please stop giving money to NPR. Click here to check out an article that describes how NPR reported on an Israeli 7 year-old girl as a "settler", while the Palestinian murderer that shot her in the head is described as a "militant". Next time NPR calls asking you for your yearly/monthly pledge, just say "No".
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Ehud Ya'ari speaks Arabic fluently. For years he has been analyzing radio and TV shows produced in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and other Arab/Muslim countries. He was a strong believer in the Oslo peace process and has always been a staunch supporter of the Israeli left.
He has just posted an analysis of the latest racist attacks in the Arab/Muslim world on Israeli Jews and Zionism:
"Horseman without a horse," the Egyptian TV hit series being broadcast by 14 Arab TV networks, is not the only anti-Semitic production to be galloping across the screens each evening this Ramadan. For viewers looking for more than the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" can offer, there’s no shortage of alternatives. Anti-Semitism has become the last word in the Arab entertainment industry
* For information on a racist show based on the anti-Semitic document "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", being shown on Egyptian TV, click here. For more information on the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", click here.
* For information on hatred of Jews in Saudi Arabia, click here.
* For information on how Arab Muslim Mosques call for the destruction of Israel and genocide, click here.
Thanks to Imshin for the link. I copy the full article below.
The Anti-Defamation League (www.adl.org) reports that neo-Nazis organized a protest in Washington DC against the State of Israel.
Anti-Zionists/Anti-Semites flash the
Nazi Salute in Washington DC
The NA joined with other white supremacist groups, including the World Church of the Creator, Aryan Nations, and racist skinheads, to protest the U.S. government's support of Israel and the Israeli government's alleged mistreatment of Palestinians. Since September 11, the NA has repeatedly attempted to co-opt the Palestinian cause, to blame Israel and Jews for the September 11 attacks against the U.S., and to fuel anti-Israel sentiments. Despite displaying slogans in support of Palestinian independence, the group made their real agenda known by also protesting non-white immigration to the United States and shouting racial and anti-Semitic epithets.
Like many anti-Semites, the above idiots hide their hate of Jews by claiming they are simply anti-Zionists and against the State of Israel. But when they constantly flash the Nazi salute, they don't hide it as well as their anti-Semites counterparts from the left.
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The History News Network (www.hnn.us) has published a good analysis by Prof. Martin Kramer on how Israel has won last month's war against Hamas and other Islamic fanatics in Gaza:
The war on Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other Muslim fanatics continues. I copy the full article below.
Pretty much everyday I receive one or more vicious emails full of hate against me, Israel, the Jews, America, etc…
The overwhelming majority of these emails come from two groups:
1) Arab Muslims who support Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Arafat’s Al-Aksa brigades and any other freak Muslim terrorist group whose stated goal is to murder women and children. For a list of homicide bombings these bastards openly support click here.
2) A Western leftist from France, Germany, England or the United States who support the above excuses for human beings and who have simply become the fascists of the 21st century. Their stated goal is also to destroy Israel and they support the Palestinians, regardless of their actions, even if they are terrorists from Hamas or the Islamic Jihad. May this “Flower Power” choke in its own vomit.
In any case, there’s one idiot who has been sending me messages almost daily. His email address is email@example.com and here’s a sample taste of his racism and hate:
I say this before you American , Pissreal , Zionist cowards ....Islam will be the victor . You piggish cowards can't hurt Muslims , Muslims will unite and destroy you ---you filthy animals that belong in cages . America and its allies will be put down as the dogs they are ... Prepare to beg in at the feet of your master Allah you Jewish slaves . By the will of all might lord Allah all Jews , Pissrealis, and Americans will be killed , and sent to hell where those filthy whores belong Insha-Allah . Prepare ..prepare to beg like the dogs you American , Pissreal , Non Muslim cowards are..Hide behind you cowardly gay armies , death to USA ,and Isreal . A day will come when you pathetic Non Muslim cowards will be begging on your knees Allah Howa Akbar Muslims will unite and make you dig your own graves and shoot you in front of your own young ..By the will of all might God Allah You Jewish Zionist American Pissreal Non Muslim cowards will be begging like the filthy whores and dogs you pigs are...
I traced back the message to the IP address 220.127.116.11 which is an ISP in New York. This racist Muslim supporter of terrorism is living in New York!
I copy the rest of his delusional nonsense below.
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