07.14.2002 FactsOfIsrael.com Newsletter

 Weekly Fact

Fact Number 113
The IDF (Israel's Defence Forces) goals and directives  

The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) is Israel's army. It bases its actions on the following directives (listed at http://www.idf.il/):

- Israel cannot afford to lose a single war.
- Defensive on the strategic level.
- No territorial ambitions.
- Desire to avoid war by political means and a credible deterrent posture.
- Preventing escalation.
- Determine the outcome of war quickly and decisively.
- Combating terrorism.
- Very low casualty ratio.

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Mogus Mahento, 75
Grandfather of 13

March 20, 2002 - Mogus Mahento, 75, of Holon, was one of seven people killed in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus No. 823 traveling from Tel Aviv to Nazareth at the Musmus junction on Highway 65 (Wadi Ara) near Afula.

 Mogus Mahento, 75, grandfather of 13
murdered by a Palestinian genocide bomber

The attack occurred around 7 AM., shortly after the No. 823 Egged bus had stopped to take on passengers at the Umm el-Fahm junction. A few moments later, the terrorist detonated the explosives strapped to his body, blowing himself up and killing or wounding all of those with him on the bus, which was completely gutted.

Mogus Mahento was one of four soldiers and three civilians killed in the blast. He was on his way to Upper Nazareth to pay a condolence call to the family of Maharatu Tagana, a friend who was killed in a suicide bombing at the Afula central bus station on March 5.

Mogus Mahento immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia in 1991, in Operation Solomon. He came from a village in the Gonder region, where he was a locksmith. In Israel, he first lived in an absorption center in Hadera, before moving to a senior citizens' home in Holon. Friends said that he spent most of his time helping with his grandchildren.

Mogus Mahento was buried in the Yarkon cemetery in Tel-Aviv. He was divorced, and is survived by four children and 13 grandchildren.

May God bless his memory.


Here are the articles, letters, and links that were posted last week:

07/14  Neo-Nazi skinhead murders Jew in Toronto, Canada   (6 - Anti-Semitism)
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that a neo-nazi skinhead killed an orthodox Jewish man outside of a pizzeria in Toronto, Canada. Toronto...

07/14  Israel's army stops another Palestinian genocide bomber   (3 - News)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that the IDF (Israel's Army) has stopped one more Palestinian genocide bomber from killing unarmed...

07/13  Anti-Semites try to burn a synagogue in Britain   (6 - Anti-Semitism)
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that anti-Semites tried to burn a synagogue in Britain. The Jewish community in Britain has expressed outrage...

07/13  Foreign Workers support Israel in her war against Palestinian terrorism   (4 - Opinion)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) has published an article that describes how foreign workers (from China, Chile, etc...) completely support Israel...

07/12  Arab government controlled media is racist and anti-Semitic   (4 - Opinion)
The British Times (www.timesonline.co.uk) has published a great article on how Arab anti-Semitism is one of the root causes of...

07/11  28-year-old Israeli woman murdered by Palestinian genocide bomber   (1 - Victims)
Faces of the victims has published the story of Orit Ozerov, 28, an Israeli woman who was killed after a...

07/11  Saudi Ambassador to Britain is Nazi   (3 - News)
The British Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk) reports that the Saudi Ambassador to England has said that 'The Israeli occupation of the West...

07/11  Europen Union finances Palestinian terrorism   (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
The German magazine Die Zeit (www.zeit.de) has published an article that shows how the European Union is financing Palestinian terrorism....

07/11  Bob Graham, US Senator, calls for bombing of terrorist camps in Syria   (3 - News)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that US Senator and chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham, has called for...

07/10  Video: 12-year-old Palestinian girl wishes to murder unarmed Israeli civilians   (7 - Multimedia)
Fox News (www.foxnews.com) has published an interview and a video of a 12-year-old Palestinian girl who wishes to murder unarmed...

07/10  Israel's army continues to arrest Palestinian genocide bombers   (4 - Opinion)
MSNBC (www.msnbc.com) has published an article from Newsweek that describes how Israeli reservists are fighting Palestinian terrorism. The author, Joshua...

07/ 9  Israeli researcher creates featherless chicken   (5 - Humor)
Planet Ark (www.planetark.org) reports that Avigdor Cahaner, from Israel's Hebrew University, has created a featherless chicken. The Israeli featherless chicken,...

07/ 9  Syria can get away with murder (literally)   (4 - Opinion)
Israel Insider (www.israelinsider.com) has an article that asks some good questions about Syria and its presence in the UN Security...

07/ 9  The British magazine 'The Economist' is Anti-Israeli and Anti-Semitic   (4 - Opinion)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) has published an article with many examples on how the British magazine 'The Economist' is biased...

07/ 8  Bin Laden is a hero for certain Arab-Americans   (3 - News)
The Middle East Media Research Institute (www.memri.org) has translated an article from the London Arabic-language daily "Al-Quds". In this article,...

07/ 8  75 year-old Grandfather murdered by Palestinian genocide bomber   (1 - Victims)
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Mogus Mahento, 75, grandfather of 13, who was murdered by a...

07/ 8  Internation Criminal Court charges Frodo Baggins with war crimes   (5 - Humor)
The United States and Israel are very distrustful of the new UN International Criminal Court. You can see Israel's reasons...

07/ 8  Arafat and his terrorist thugs could be gone in 6 months   (4 - Opinion)
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that Israeli Military Intelligence has come to the conclusion that Arafat's days are over. Arafat and his...

07/ 8  British University fires two Israeli Professors   (3 - News)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a British University has fired two Israeli Professors. You might think the Professors were...

07/ 7  An analysis of current French Anti-Semitism   (6 - Anti-Semitism)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) has published a good article on French Anti-Semitism and how some French Jews are reacting. On...

07/ 7  Tutorial to implement Category Icons in 'Movable Type'   (9 - Announcements)
If you don't manage a website or a blog, please ignore this posting. For those of you who use 'Movable...

07/ 7  French journalist proud of Palestinian hate   (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
The Norwegian Blogger has translated an article from the French "Gazette Nationale". A French reporter from the Gazette visited a...

07/ 7  Fact 61: Israel gave autonomy to 92% of Palestinians after Oslo   (8 - Newsletters)
The latest FactsOfIsrael.com newsletter has been sent. This week's fact is Fact 61: Israel gave autonomy to 92% of Palestinians...


Project One Soul

The "Project One Soul" and it's "On Record" websites publishes articles related to Israel's war against Palestinian terror.  You'll find many pictures that you won't find in the anti-Israeli media.

Warning: the website contains many pictures and Flash movies that are very graphic.  Do not show this website to your children.

Here's their self-description:

The web site was created in response to negative, orchestrated, and biased media propaganda surrounding recent events in Israel. Originally, we gathered the photos in order to better understand the situation ourselves, and the site followed as a result of this research.

The site was posted as a document of events, an educational tool, a wake up call.

Our goal is:

- To insist that Jewish voices be heard.
- To challenge the prevailing anti-Israel stance of press and television with proactive media communications.
- To create simple and clear messages in contemporary media that explore the eternal qualities and ancient wisdom of the Jewish people.
- To inspire Hope.

Besides the horrors happening inside Israel, acts of anti-Semitism have surfaced worldwide, often hidden from the public or trivialized. We can not accept this behavior as normal protocol. Our democratic societies depend on our voices being heard. So let us speak out loud and clear.

Together, we are the new global voice.

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