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This week I joined an online course called "The Ambassador's course". It basically teaches you how to handle Palestinian propaganda and how to be a better ambassador for Israel in these times of racism and anti-Semitism.

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David Melle

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 Weekly Fact

Fact Number 16
Palestinian Arab Refugees 

After Israel declared its independence in 1948, many Palestinians fled the area into the West Bank and Gaza, but also into Lebanon (100,000), Iraq (4,000), Syria (75,000), Jordan (70,000) and Egypt (7,000). After over 50 years, none of the above Arab States have yet given citizenship to these Palestinians, causing the refugee problem - they live in camps with few or no rights.

Furthermore, the Palestinians have refused an independent Palestinian State twice: once in 1948 and once in October 2000.

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Morel Derfler, 41 

On September 9, 2001, three Israelis were killed and dozens of Sunday morning commuters were wounded when a suicide bomber exploded in the train station in Nahariya, an Israeli city.

 Morel Derfler, 41 
Father of 2, murdered the Palestinian Hamas

Morel Derfler, a professional photographer, traveled to Nahariya on a Sunday morning with his relative by marriage, architect Dr. Yigal Goldstein to work on a project in the nearby town of Shlomi.

A terrorist carrying a bomb waited near the train station in Nahariya until the train arrived from Tel-Aviv. As the passengers were exiting the station, he detonated the bomb. Morel Derfler and Yigal Goldtstin were two of the three people killed in the explosion, in which some 90 were injured.

Derfler was a well-known photographer who had exhibited his work both in Israel and abroad. He worked with the Haifa Theater, and headed the photography department at the Wizo College in Haifa.

Derfler, who was born and raised in Nahariya, moved to Mevasseret Zion, near Jerusalem, with his family seven years ago.

Morel Derfler will be buried in his home town of Nahariya. He leaves behind a wife, Jenny, a 16-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son.

To send condolences or to donate to Inbal Weiss's family, please click here.
To read an article that gives more details on the genocide bombing, click here.

May God bless his memory.


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

09/ 1  Russia, 1903, a pogrom kills 12 Jews and destroys 250 homes  
(A - Jewish History )
The Jerusalem Post's feature "This day in history" reports on September 1, 1903: Von Plehve, the Russian Minister of the...

09/ 1  Je verse assez de larmes pour remplir un océan (French)  
(1 - Victims B - French )
Le site IsraelInfo a republie un texte bouleverdant qui donne la parole a Penina Eisenmann qui a perdu sa fille...

08/31  Bomb-Sniffing dogs joing the fight against Palestinian terrorism  
(3 - News )
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that bomb-sniffing dogs are being trained in the US to help Israel in its fight...

08/31  French studio releases movie in support of 9/11 attacks  
(3 - News )
AOL/Netscape news (www.netscape.com) reports that a French studio is releasing a movie to commemorate the atrocious September 11 attacks on...

08/31  Israel's Chief of Staff says Palestinians pose existential threat to Israel  
(4 - Opinion )
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) has an excellent interview with Moshe Ya'alon, Israel's current Chief of Staff: Question: Are you saying that despite...

08/30  If there was a Palestinian Virus  
(5 - Humor )
Someone just forwarded me this email - imagine if there was a Palestinian virus: A new virus has been detected...

08/30  41-year-old father of two, murdered by the Islamic Palestinian terrorist group Hamas  
(1 - Victims )
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Morel Derfler, a 41-year-old father of two who was deliberately murdered...

08/30  Palestinian terrorist organization, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, is destroyed  
(2 - Palestinian Terrorism )
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Israel has succeeded in wiping out the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine...

08/29  Palestinian Television teaches hatred  
(2 - Palestinian Terrorism )
The IDF (Israel's army, www.idf.il) has published a report on how Palestinian kids are taught to hate at a young...

08/29  Evolution: from Hitler to Arafat  
(5 - Humor )
Some English Muslims do not believe in evolution, but it's a scientific theory that has been clearly proved:...

08/29  Carta Aberta a Midia Brasileira (Portuguese)  
(4 - Opinion C - Portuguese )
O Grupo de Acao Pro-Israel escreveu uma carta aberta a midia Brasileira: Antes, uma apresentação. Nós judeus brasileiros, que redigimos...

08/29  Neo Nazis rally in Washington DC  
(6 - Anti-Semitism )
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...

08/29  England, 1255, Infamous ritual murder libel against Jews  
(A - Jewish History )
The Jerusalem Post's feature "This day in history" reports on August 29, 1255: Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (England) is...

08/29  Saudia Arabia media attacks United States  
(3 - News )
The Middle East Media Research Institute (www.memri.org) which translates articles from the Arab Media, has published a report on the...

08/28  Contrairement a la France, Israel ne repond pas a la barbarie par la barbarie (French)  
(4 - Opinion B - French )
Le Monde (www.lemonde.fr) a publie un article qui montre comment Israel n'utilise pas toute sa force lorqu'elle reagit aujourd'hui contre...

08/28  Maccabi Haifa, an Israeli team, reaches the European Champions League  
(3 - News )
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that the Israeli soccer team Maccabi Haifa has beaten the Austrian team Graz to reach...

08/28  Islamic Demonstration in London is against Democracy, freedom and evolution  
(2 - Palestinian Terrorism )
The Denver Post (www.denverpost.com) reports that a massive rally was held in London, England, in support of Bin Laden and...

08/28  Israel should not hesitate in getting rid of the murderers of Hamas  
(4 - Opinion )
The Jerusalem Report (www.jrep.com) has another great article from Ehud Ya'ari on how getting rid of the murderers from Hamas...

08/27  O selo que nao cola (Portuguese)  
(5 - Humor C - Portuguese )
O Mishigne (michigne.blogspot.com) tem uma boa piada: Arafat exigiu que o Correio Palestino emitisse um selo que contivesse sua imagem...

08/27  80,000 Palestinians have left the West Bank  
(3 - News )
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that many Palestinians are leaving the West Bank and moving to Jordan: Approximately 80,000 Palestinians...

08/27  The Palestinian National Covenant is fascist  
(4 - Opinion )
Chuck Morse (www.chuckmorse.com) has published an article that goes over the Palestinian National Covenant. The covenant views Palestine as "an...

08/27  La nouvelle union judéophobe: antisionistes radicaux d’extrême gauche et arabo-islamiques (French)  
(4 - Opinion B - French )
Le site Reinfo Israel (www.reinfo-israel.com) a publie un article interessant qui decrit l'union antisemite entre antisionistes radicaux d’extrême gauche et...

08/27  Australia's Department of Defence computers used to generate racist and anti-Semitic messages  
(6 - Anti-Semitism )
I received the following message from Michal Karel Petelczyz (petelczyz@yahoo.com): "You jews ARE "pigs and monkeys", and the sooner the...

08/26  A esquerda nao se preocupa dos direitos das mulheres, democracia, ou direitos de homossexuais (Portugues)  
(4 - Opinion C - Portuguese )
O site Brasileiro Pletz.com (www.pletz.com) tem um bom artigo que pergunta porque a esquerda apoia incondicionalmente os árabes-palestinos em sua...

08/26  Arab Muslim Mosques call for the destruction of the Jews and the Christians  
(6 - Anti-Semitism )
Charles Johnson from "Little Green Footballs" has a weekly review of the prayers of Arab Muslims from the Middle East:...

08/26  Le Jihad a l'ecole (French)  
(2 - Palestinian Terrorism B - French )
Le site DesInfos.com (www.desinfos.com) a publie un article du porte parole de l'armee de Defense d'Israel qui decrit comment les...

08/26  New York Times "mistakes" are always anti-Israel  
(4 - Opinion )
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) has a good article that shows the leftist anti-Israel bias of the New York Times, the...

08/26  Palestinians do not recognize Israel's right to exist  
(4 - Opinion )
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Israel's Chief Of Staff, general Moshe Ya'alon, belives that Arafat and his Palestinian Authority...

08/25  Fact 51: The distance between the West Bank and Netanya is 9 miles (15 km)  
(8 - Newsletters )
The latest FactsOfIsrael.com newsletter has been sent. This week's fact is Fact 51: The distance between the West Bank and...


Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Frequently asked Questions about Palestinian Terrorism


This site is great! As someone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am constantly bombarded with Palestinian lies, going from attacks on Israel because of the "massacre of Jenin" to the comparison of Israel to Nazi Germany.

The "Frequently asked Questions about Palestinian Terrorism" pages cover a lot of the questions and answers we need to understand to better fight this Palestinian and Arab propaganda.

Check it out, it's worth it.



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