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Faces of the victims has published the story of Orit Ozerov, 28, an Israeli woman who was killed after a Palestinian genocide bomber blew himself at a cafe in Jerusalem.
Orit Ozerov, 28
Murdered by a Palestinian genocide bomber
Orit Ozerov, a Foreign Ministry employee, was was born in 1974, and grew up in Jerusalem. Orit joined the Foreign Ministry about four years ago, and worked as an office manager while studying for her Master's degree.
May God bless her memory. I copy Orit's full story below.
I went on vacation at the beggining of October, and when I came back, as I was updating the website, I was amazed at the Islamic terrorist activity in over three weeks.
One of LGF's readers compiled a list of the Islamic terrorist attacks for October 2002:
* The Bali nightclub bombing.
* Mall bombings in the Philippines.
* A bus bombing in the Philippines.
* A bus bombing in Israel.
* The French oil tanker bombing in Yemen.
* Attacks on Marines in Kuwait.
* Continuing terrorist attacks in Kashmir.
* Continuing atrocities and slave trading in Sudan.
* Suicide bombings in Israel.
* Moscow theater siege.
* The Beltway sniper.
* 21 family members killed in Algeria.
The Islamo-fascists continue their deliberate murder of unarmed civilians, mostly women and children.
Just after 9/11, my friend Bill said that he felt Israel was responsible for 9/11 since the US backs up the Jewish State. Is Israel also responsible for the Bali massacre, the Moscow carnage, and the murders in the Philippines?
Did you know that the Islamo-fascists run 19 out of top 25 groups listed by the US State Department as terrorist organizations ?
I just heard on Israeli radio that once again a Palestinian terrorist has blown himself up. The Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber chose as his target the Israeli city of Ariel, in the West Bank.
Israeli Radio reports that the murderer blew himself up in a gas station, causing an explosion and a fire that apparently has been controlled.
So far the reports mention 3 people have been killed and over three dozen injured, including 15 in critical condition. I will update this entry as soon as I learn more.
Update from the Jerusalem Post:
A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a gas station outside the settlement of Ariel Sunday, killing himelf, two Israelis and wounding 30.
I copy the full article below (note that the article mentions two dead, but I have just heard an update that confirmed 4 murders).
The Simpsons Archive (www.snpp.com) has a strange but funny thesis that holds that the Simpsons are actually a family of Sephardic Jews:
The Sephardic Tradition encompasses the culture of the Jews who descended from Spain prior to the expulsion in 1492. However, a broader interpretation also includes Jews who originated from Turkey, Greece, Italy, England, the Ottoman Empire and other lands. The tradition today has come to include not only those with geographic ties, but also those with links to the fascinating culture. Many Jews know that Sephardim eat rice and beans on Pesach, and know of the unique torah trope of the tradition, but little else. However, many Jews, and even non-Jews are exposed to aspects of the Sephardic tradition and culture without even knowing it. [...]
Many of my good friends in Israel are Sephardic Jews whose parents came from Moroco, Tunisia and Algeria. Man, I love that couscous.
I copy the full thesis below, it's long but worht it, and the real story is an overview of Sephardic history and culture.
The Israeli elections for the 16th Knesset (Israel's Parliament) started a few minutes ago, at 7:00 AM local time. This morning, the following ad appeared in a few French newspapers, including the "Figaro":
The ad reads: "Where does she vote freely"
and below: "In Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East"
About one million Arab Muslims are Israeli citizens that have full rights, including the right to vote. See the Democracy page for more details.
Tomorrow I will be listening to Israeli radio and watching hours of live Israeli TV. In the next few days I will be updating the Democracy page , but you can get an idea of which parties are running by checking it here.
In the meantime, I copy below an article from the Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) that gives more info on today's elections.
I have added a button in the right navigation bar to support the "Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran" (SMCCDI). The SMCCDI has a website at www.iran-daneshjoo.org and its goals are Democracy, Human Rights and Freedom in Iran. They are also against anti-Semitism and Islamic terrorism, and are risking their lives for taking these positions:
Iranian Student hides Satellite Dish,
the only way for him to access
non-Governemental news sources
Look what they have to say about the Israeli-Palestinian war:
About one and a half years ago when the beginnings of a lasting peace among the Arabs and Israelis was becoming practical, the obstruction and sabotage of war-mongering governments-- the foremost among them the Islamic Republic-- made this constructive effort unsuccessful. Today, too, we are witnessing the same warmongering venture from the currents that see their political and economic gain in spreading war and crisis, and in ruining the societies in the region.
And here's what they have to say about Islamic terrorism after the Bali massacre:
Once again, the followers of the ideology of terror and lunacy have committed murder and have thus emphasized this undisputable truism that terrorism, as long as its roots are not dried up and its revival centers are not eradicated, is a pressing, imminent, and worldwide danger. [...]
The bleeding brain western leftists that support Palestinian terrorism could learn one or two things from the SMCCDI.
It also important to note that the only time "Death to terrorists!" was heard in any rally in any Islamic country was when the SMCCDI took the streets. These guys are my new heroes.
See below for their press release calling for Iranian students to reject anti-Semitism which they say cloakes itself as anti-Zionism (sounds familiar?). They also published articles against Islamic terrorism, separation of religion and state in Iran and other modern ideas that infuriate the Ayatollahs.
Make sure you visit their website and support their movement in any way you can (sign the guestbook, contact them to help them financially, etc...)
Dennis Prager explains "The Middle East problem":
Mr. Prager is right on: the solution may be hard, but the problem is simple: one side wants the other side dead.
I copy more info on the video below.
Newsmax (www.newsmax.com) has an article that describes how some American Muslims hate the United States and believe that the 9/11 attacks were organized by the US government.
In late June 2002, I was flying from New York to Toronto, and two gentlemen of much facial hair and full-dress Islamic attire were seated at the gate area ready to board. [...]
Although many many American Muslims are peaceful, some do fund and support terrorist organizations like the Hamas, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic Jihad. To learn more about Americans who support Jihad, click here.
I copy the full article below.
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.
Bar-Ilan University (www.biu.ac.il) has a good article on Jewish and Israeli names.
"In Israel today," explains Prof. Demsky, an authority on Biblical names and genealogy in the Department of Jewish History, "The trend is to opt for monosyllabic names which are Hebrew, but don't necessarily sound Jewish, like Shir, Din, Ben, Tom, Tal and Bar. Many of these names are given to both girls and boys, reflecting the idea of equality. The names are simple and noncommittal. They are not Jewish in the sense of having a literary or religious connotation. Many of these parents want their children to feel comfortable in the outside world. They want these names to be pronounceable in any language. This definitely says something about today's Israeli society," concludes Demsky.
I studied at Bar-Ilan University in the early 90's, just as the Oslo process was starting - it's an Israeli University that has a large number of national religious students, many who became my friends.
I copy the full article below, but if you are looking for a Jewish name, you might also want to check "Naming your Jewish Baby".
The American Digest blog (americandigest.org) has published a memo from the people and the State of Israel to the Palestinians:
Date: "To Be Determined"
Read below for the rest. Thanks to RS for the article.
The Florida Times Daily (www.timesdaily.com) reports that the Arab Network Al-Jazeera television had to pay four Kuwaiti lawyers for deeply insulting them in calling them "Jews":
A Kuwaiti court has ordered Al-Jazeera television to pay $16,670 in damages to four Kuwaiti lawyers who sued it for slandering their country. [...]
This is one more proof of the racism that runs in Arab/Muslim society, where "Jew" is a derogatory and offensive term. Al-Jazeera and the ones involved in this despicable episode don't even realize how racist they are - the Al-Jazeera spokesman doesn't critize the fact that "Jew" is an insulting term in the Arab world, he criticizes the fact that the guest used the insulting language ("Jew") and the judge made Al-Jazeera responsible.
Many of the Arab/Muslims of today are the new Nazis, attacking Jews wherever they are and continuously defining the Jewish people as "sub-human". These people make me sick.
I copy the full article below - thanks to the Wall Strret Journal Best of the Web for the link.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian terrorist from the Islamic Jihad murdered a 48-year-old Israeli, father of 4:
Eli Biton, 48, of Moshav Gadish, and two terrorists were killed, and five members of the security forces were wounded one of them moderately when Palestinian gunmen infiltrated the moshav, in the Tanahim region south of Afula, on Sunday night.
The Palestinian murderers from the Islamic Jihad have once again deliberately targeted and murdered an unarmed civilian, this time a father of 4.
I copy the full article below.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a group of American Jews from Los Angeles, California, has donated $3.2 million to help Israeli victims of Palestinian terrorism.
American Jews who remained silent in the face of burgeoning terror against Israelis and feared visiting Israel have begun to realize that these attacks are targeting not Israelis and Jews, but all of Western civilization, according to a visiting group of Los Angeles area Jews here last week to donate $3.2 million to help terror victims and $250,000 worth of medical equipment.
I copy the full article below.
(Note: I'm still in Brazil and I don't always get access to the Net, so updates to the news section of FactsOfIsrael.com will remain low until next week).
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