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Faces of the Victims has published the story of Tatiana Borovik, 23, who was murdered by a Palestinian genocide bomber on December 2, 2001.
Tatiana Borovik, 23
Murdered by a Palestinian genocide bomber
Tatiana was one of the 15 people killed by the Palestinian excuse for a human being.
She came to Israel in 1995 from the Ukraine as part of a program for high school students. She wrote home how wonderful life in Israel was, and her parents, brother and grandmother arrived a year later and settled in Netanya.
A student at the Camera Obscura school in Haifa, Tatiana Borovik dreamed of being an artist. She was on her way to her studies, together with a friend, when the suicide bomber cut her plans short. "She was a gifted artist," her father said.
Tatiana Borovik was laid to rest in Netanya. She leaves behind her parents, Boris and Ela, her younger brother Sergei (16), and her grandmother Esther.
May God bless her memory. I copy her full story below.
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Ilan Perlman, an 8-year-old Israeli kid who was deliberately murdered by a genocide bomber from the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas ("Islamic Resistance").
Ilan Perlman, 8
Murdered by a
On November 21, 2002, Ilan Perlman, 8, of Jerusalem, was one of 11 people killed in a suicide bombing on a No. 20 Egged bus in the Kiryat Menahem neighborhood of Jerusalem.
To send condolences or to donate to Ilan's family, please click here.
To get more details on the homicide bombing click here. To learn more about Ilan's 92-year-old great-grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, click here.
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I recently found the picture below:
On the left a pro-Palestinian demonstration. The Palestinian kid is wrapped with explosives, ready to become a genocide bomber that kills unarmed Israeli and American civilians, including babies and children (this picture was taken at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Berlin, Germany, a few weeks ago).
On the right an Israeli toddler wants peace - this has been the overwhelming sentiment expressed in all of the pro-Israel demonstrations I have attended.
Unfortunately there is no Palestinian partner for peace.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) has published a good article on French Anti-Semitism and how some French Jews are reacting.
On October 3, 2000, the synagogue of Villepinte, a suburban neighborhood in northeastern Paris, was all but destroyed by arson in practically the first such case in France since the late Middle Ages. (The single exception had occurred in 1940 when the Nazis blew up the Central Synagogue of Strasbourg.) Following Villepinte, four more synagogues were burned over the next 10 days, all in greater Paris, while in the whole of France, 19 further attempts at arson were recorded against synagogues or other Jewish buildings, homes or businesses.
I copy the full article below.
Malta Today (www.maltatoday.com.mt) reports that Malta police is pressing charges against Simone Zammit, a journalist, for speaking up against Palestinian suicide bombings and terrorism.
Simone Endrich, single Mom,
Persecuted for speaking up
against Palestinian terrorism
"MaltaToday spoke to Simone Zammit Endrich, an opinionist and columnist, who on 9 October will have to appear in court accused of spreading racial hatred.
Back in April, Simone Endrich wrote an article criticizing Malta's Prime Minister and other politicians for participating in a pro-Palestinian demonstration. In the article she also opposed Palestinian suicide bombings and Arab hatred, making some excellent points:
Do the Palestinians want peace? No. They want revenge. The homicide bombings they commend so nauseatingly are symptomatic of their Islamic roots. Nothing martyrish about them. Just typical cowardly acts of barbarism; an instilment of terror which is heroically viewed throughout the Arab world, and one which Palestinian leader Arafat himself has never bothered to disassociate himself from. [...]
Due to Arab pressure, including pressure from the Lybian high commissioner, the police in Malta is now pressing charges against Simone Endrich for "inciting hatred against Arabs and Palestinians". Furthermore she also lost her job:
Regarding what The Independent had to say about the article, she said that she claimed a right of reply but the replies were never published. She resigned from her post with the newspaper.
This story has troubled me and I have sent a few emails around. If you are as upset as I am about this:
1) Send a message of support to Simone, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have any way of helping, please do so.
2) Send an email to the Malta independent, criticizing them for not backing their journalists when they are attacked by Arabs and anti-Semites, their email address is email@example.com
3) You may want to CC your emails to 'Malta Today', the newspaper which interviewed Simone. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I copy below the interview with Simone Endrich and her original article. Unfortunately, I could not find the original article on the Malta Independent's website, they seem to have taken it down.
A Palestinian Islamic Supremacist has blown himself up in a crowded Israeli shopping center, murdering three Israeli women and wounding dozens:
At least three people, all women, were killed and 90 more wounded when an Islamic Jihad suicide bomber blew himself up outside a crowded Netanya mall Tuesday evening. The blast shattered a relative lull in such attacks since the last Islamic Jihad bombing in February.
I copy the full article below.
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Sa'ada Aharon, a 71-year-old Israeli grandmother of 15 who was deliberately murdered by a genocide bomber from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Sa'ada Aharon, 71
Grandmother of 15
Murdered by a Palestinian terrorist
On October 10, 2002, Sa'ada Aharon, 71, of Ramat Gan was killed and about 30 people were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up while trying to board Dan bus No. 87 across from Bar-Ilan University on the Geha highway (Route 4).
To send condolences or to donate to Sa'ada's family, please click here.
When I went to college at Bar-Ilan University, I used to take this bus everyday. I know the exact place where the Palestinian murderer blew up - it's near the "Coca-Cola" junction, named for a Coke factory from nearby. Many Israelis do not have any choice but the bus to commute or to go to a doctor's appointment (like poor Sa'ada). The Palestinian Islamic Jihad couldn't care less of course.
To get more details on this homicide bombing click here. To get a list of all suicide bombings executed by Palestinian terrorists since October 2000, click here.
Dennis Prager (townhall.com), a practicing Jew, has watched Mel Gibson's new movie "The Passion of the Christ" and has written a great review:
Early this past summer, Mel Gibson invited me to see "The Passion," his film on the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. The invitation was significant in that I was the first practicing Jew and active member of the American Jewish community to be invited. He did so because he believed, correctly, that he could trust me. I have long worked to build trust between Jews and Christians, especially traditional Christians.
Racist, anti-Semitic bastards do not need excuses for their hate and violence (click here or here for some examples). This movie, made by Mel Gibson, which depicts hooked-nosed, greedy Jews, conspiring to kill Jesus Christ only adds fuel to the fire. Here's a possible scenario:
I was walking down Market St. a couple of days ago, whistling happily while rearranging my kipa due to the heavy winds.
I personally am convinced that American Jews will not be persecuted, but it is clear that racist bastards in certain Islamic and European countries will not hesitate to persecute and maybe even kill Jews. They will use Mel Gibson's movie as another excuse for murdering.
I copy the rest of the article below, it also includes some suggestions for Jews that watch the movie.
The BBC (www.bbc.co.uk) reports that an Israeli vet has designed gas masks for dogs:
An Israeli dog -
When Saddam Hussein pledged
"To eradicate 'the Jewish Dogs' from the World'
he took it personally
An Israeli vet is producing gas masks for use in the event of attack from Iraq - for pets.
In 1991, during the Gulf war, I lived in Israel and attended college. Saddam Hussein fired dozens of missiles at Israel, even though Israel never attacked Iraq. Israel never retaliated but the butcher from Baghdad continued to fire missiles every night, aiming at Israeli cities.
One of the stories I remember was about an elderly woman and her Chihuahua. One night, after another missile attack from Iraq, like all Israelis, this poor elderly lady put on her gas mask. The Iraqi Scud missile hit close to her home and the walls shook - she believed she was hit.
Her pet, a small Chihuahua, freaked out and started running around in circles. The elderly lady also panicked, took out her Atropine shot (an antidote for chemical weapons) and administered it to the undersized dog.
It took a few seconds for the Chihuahua to die... The dose was too strong for the poor little dog - it was made for a human. If the old lady had one of Dr. Kishon's gas masks, her pet would probably have survived.
To see Dr. Kishon's web page, click here (in Hebrew). I copy the full article below.
Update 2/15/03: I have received a few requests from American pet owners who are interested in purchasing kits to protect their pets. Dr. Kishon seems to only serve Israel, so I did some research and found the following site:
Here are some sites that are not directly related to pets, but will help you protect yourself. These sites sell gas masks, potassium iodate, body suits, readiness kits and more:
Here's a good one sent to us by my friend P.G.:
A knight in England was supposed to kneel before the Queen and recite a sentence in Latin.
Tsahal (l'armee de Defense d'Israel) a traduit un article parut dans l'hebdomadaire officiel du Hezbollah:
Lors de plusieurs discours récemment prononcés à Beyrouth, Hassan Nasrallah, dirigeant du Hezbollah, a fait l’éloge de la lutte armée des Palestiniens et de la technique des attentats-suicide. Ses paroles ont été rapportées par l’hebdomadaire officiel du Hezbollah, El-Intikad (15 novembre 2002). Nasrallah appelle à propager mondialement la culture des attentats-suicide.
La France refuse de definir le Hezbollah comme une organization terroriste - lisez "France helps Hizbullah murder unarmed Israeli civilians".
While checking Instapundit I stumbled upon this article from "The Australian" (www.theaustralian.news.com.au) which described a Palestinian father of a homicide/suicide bomber feelings of anger towards the murderers that organized the massacre of Israeli woman and children:
Although Abudeir refuses to condemn the militant Islamic groups behind the bombings by name, he accuses them of using suicide bombers as not only a means of making themselves politically relevant but also for financial gain. Arab countries such as Iraq and Saudi Arabia have paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to the families of suicide bombers.
"Great!", I told myself. I have finally found one Palestinian that is pissed off at the Hamas and Islamic Jihad for their deliberate murders of babies. Well, after reading a bit more, I realized that this moron is a racist who probably believes that Jews control the World (has he been watching Egyptian TV?):
Abudeir speculates that the militant Islamic groups are inventions of the Israelis and under their control. He says the Israelis were also behind the attacks on New York's Twin Towers.
Just like the Nazis always blamed the Jews for anti-Semitism, this excuse for a human being blames the Israelis for the homicide bombings. As for blaming Israel and Jews for the heinous Islamic attacks on the US on 9/11, this is apparently something most Arabs/Muslims believe - click here for the details.
I copy the full article below.
Le site reinfo-israel.com a traduit un article paru dans "The Spectator" anglais qui decrit comment les Europeens ont du mal a accepter le fait qu'Israel se defend contre les attaques terrorites des Palestiniens.
Après tout, ne sont-ce pas les Juifs, en Israël, qui sont victimes du terrorisme ? Ne sont–ils pas mis en pièces par des terroristes qui ont délibérément ciblé des vieillards survivants de l’Holocauste, lors du Seder de Pessah [repas rituel de Pâques. Ndlr], ou des enfants dans une pizzeria ? N’ont-ils pas subi des pertes qui, proportionnellement au nombre d'habitants du Royaume-Uni, équivaudraient à 4000 morts et plusieurs milliers de blessés, depuis le début de l’Intifada, en Novembre 2000.
L'article entier est copie ci-dessous.
I just read an article on the Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) that goes over an interview with Dennis Ross, who was one of the main mediators between Israel and the Palestinians under former U.S. presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton.
"Arafat didn't offer anything but slogans during this period. He never indicated that he would even make a decision," said Ross.
"The only thing he did say was that the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans almost 2000 years ago, never existed in Jerusalem as the Jews believe. He said it was located somewhere in Nablus", Ross said.
I copy the full article below.
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