Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mahmoud Abbas: Murdering Israelis is "popular peaceful uprising"

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

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With a radio, when you change the channel, you change what you hear. Your mind can be likened to a special radio show. You are the producer of the show. You choose what messages are broadcast. A standard radio offers limited programs; your mind offers unlimited choices. You have the ability to decide what mental channel you want to listen to right now. Think about the worthwhile mental channels from which you can choose. You can create new ones at any moment you wish. When you aren't satisfied with the channel you are listening to, just choose a mental channel that is worth choosing. I have a lot of news about where we sit in Israel today. Use your mental channels to realize that we are at the time of the coming of the Meshihach and we are in the final days of this pain.

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More Arab Media Incitement After Clashes in Jerusalem Neighborhood

IDF soldiers on patrol came under firebomb attack in a Jerusalem neighborhood from an Arab mob; their self-defense becomes a trigger for Arab incitement.

By: Hana Levi Julian

Published: November 30th, 2015

View of the neighborhood of Ras al-Amud in the Shiloah (Silwan) section of Jerusalem. (file)

View of the neighborhood of Ras al-Amud in the Shiloah (Silwan) section of Jerusalem. (file)
Photo Credit: Miriam Alster / Flash 90

A clash between IDF soldiers and rioting Arabs in the Shiloah (Silwan) section of Jerusalem Sunday night has led to another round of Arab media incitement and an attempt to launch a "day of rage" on Monday.

IDF soldiers opened fire Sunday night when they determined they faced a life-threatening situation when an Arab riot spun out of control in the Ras el-Amud neighborhood.

The soldiers came under attack from the masked Arabs and others who threw some 10 firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at the force. Mob control measures were used to disperse the rioters.

When the force felt their lives were endangered, the soldiers said they fired at the lower limbs of one of the rioters who threw a firebomb and then disappeared.

No hits were confirmed, but reportedly one Arab teen was shot.

The Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency quoted the "Wadi Hilweh Information Center" on Monday as saying that "Israeli forces on Sunday evening shot dead a Palestinian teenage boy during clashes in the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem."

The news agency, which serves as a mouthpiece for the Palestinian Authority, reported that 17-year-old Ayman Samih al-Abbasi died "after he was shot in his chest… Israeli forces subsequently stormed the local Ein al-Lozeh medical center searching for the boy's body but were reportedly unable to find it, the information center said."

The Arab news agency quoted the "center" as saying that "Israeli police held medical staff inside the center and prevented them from leaving."

Ma'an apparently also felt compelled to add – in the interests of accuracy, and possibly in order to avoid having its Israeli GPO (government press office) credentials revoked – that Abbasi had "previously spent 18 months in Israeli jails and a further 10 months under house arrest, the information center added."

In addition, the Arab news agency noted the "circumstances in which he was killed were initially unclear, with locals saying that the Ras al-Amoud area was mostly calm before he was shot dead… Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said that Israeli police had been carrying out patrols in the area when Palestinians threw '10 petrol bombs' at them.'

Rosenfeld was unable to confirm for the agency that forces had subsequently opened fire on the attackers but said police officers were still in the area.

The police spokesperson's account was backed up by Jawad Siyam, directed of the "information center," who agreed that it had been "quiet" in Silwan before the incident.

Following the clash, Ma'an reported that unnamed Arab "groups" allegedly have now called for a "day of rage" on Monday.

Mahmoud Abbas: Murdering Israelis is "popular peaceful uprising"

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Mahmoud Abbas: Murdering Israelis is "popular peaceful uprising"

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A statement by PA Chairman Abbas explains why he has not yet condemned even one of the 22 murders of Israelis during the past two months of terror, even though he tells the international community he is against terror. Referring to the current Palestinian terror uprising, which at the time of Abbas' statement had already murdered 14 Israelis and wounded 167 in 65 stabbings and 8 shootings, Abbas announced on PA TV that it is a "peaceful uprising." [Figures from]

Abbas: "No one called for this uprising and no one asked for it. It stemmed from the hearts of the young... We said to everyone that we want peaceful popular uprising, and that's what this is. That's what this is. However, the aggression of firing bullets has come from the Israelis."
[Official PA TV, Nov. 16, 2015]

According to Abbas, when Palestinians kill young Israeli parents in front of their children, kill Israeli teens, or kill Israeli fathers with their sons, it is not to be condemned as terror because it is an expression of "peace." And therefore, when Israelis kill the stabbers and shooters who are trying to peacefully kill Israelis - it is the Israelis who are the "aggressors."

Significantly, Abbas openly admitted that he called "to everyone" for this violence:

"We said to everyone that we want peaceful popular uprising, and that's what this is. That's what this is."

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Since this public expression of support by Abbas for this terror, another 8 Israelis have been murdered, 48 have been wounded, and there have been 43 additional attempted murders.

One of the many PA calls to Palestinians to participate in this so-called "peaceful uprising" that Abbas might have been referring to was his Sept. 16, 2015 speech "blessing the blood" spilled fighting to prevent Jews from "defiling" the Al-Aqsa Mosque with "their filthy feet" when going to the Temple Mount. This "defiling of an Islamic holy site" was the excuse used by the PA as trigger for this current terror campaign.

"We bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Jerusalem, which is clean and pure blood, blood spilled for Allah, Allah willing. Every Martyr (Shahid) will reach Paradise, and everyone wounded will be rewarded by Allah... The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours and they have no right to defile it with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem."

[Official PA TV, Sept. 16, 2015
and official website of PA Chairman Abbas, Sept. 16, 2015]

This justification of murder by Abbas may also explain why PLO Executive Committee member Mahmoud Ismail said that the murder of Eitan and Naama Henkin in front of their four children was fulfilling Palestinian "national duty."

During this two month period of daily terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis, Abbas has not condemned even one attack. However, he has made a point of condemning the recent murder of French, Russian, Lebanese, and Jordanian civilians as victims of terror. The following are excerpts ofhis statement of condemnation, published on Nov. 15, 2015:

"President Mahmoud Abbas strongly condemns the terror operations that took place in Paris... he expressed 'our absolute condemnation and disapproval of these heinous acts'..." (i.e., 7 simultaneous attacks in which an estimated 129 people were murdered.)

"The president [Abbas] stated: 'We convey our condolences to our friend the Russian people for the sad event that happened to the Russian plane...This is a painful, criminal incident..." (i.e., the blowing up of a Russian plane that killed all 224 passengers.)

'We convey our condolences to [our] brother, the people of Lebanon for the explosion in the Dehiyeh district of Beirut." (i.e., double suicide bombing that killed over 40.)

"We do not forget to convey our condolences to our brothers in Jordan as well, for what happened there." (i.e., attack in Amman in which 5 people were shot dead.)

Abbas ended with a general statement:

"We condemn all forms of terror, and always stand against it."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2015]

But Abbas forgot to add: Unless the victims are Israelis and the terrorists are Palestinians. Then murder is "peaceful."

The following are longer excerpts of Abbas' statements:

Official PA TV News broadcast
Excerpt from PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the Palestine Prize ceremony
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "No one called for this uprising (i.e., Oct. - Nov. 2015 terror campaign) and no one asked for it. It stemmed from the hearts of the young who have seen everything with their own eyes. They have seen the oppression, the settlements and they have seen the attacks by the herds of settlers, and therefore they have done what they have done (i.e., 14 killed by stabbings and shootings). We said to everyone that we want peaceful popular uprising, and that's what this is. That's what this is. However, the aggression of firing bullets has come from the Israelis."
[Official PA TV, Nov. 16, 2015]

What Abbas called "peaceful popular uprising" had at that time already included:
- 65 stabbings
- 8 shootings
- 8 car rammings
Total killed: 14
Total wounded: 167
[Between Oct. 1 - Nov. 13, 2015,
Source: "Wave of terror October-November 2015,"]

Headline: "The President [Abbas] condemns terror operations in Paris and expresses condolences to [President of France] Hollande"
"The Presidential Office made a statement that 'President Mahmoud Abbas strongly condemns the terror operations that took place in Paris,' and that he 'expressed solidarity and sympathy with the French government and people against terror.' ...
The president sent a condolence telegram to his French colleague [President] Fran├žois Hollande for the victims of the terror attacks. In the telegram... he expressed 'our absolute condemnation and disapproval of these heinous acts that are in contradiction to every human value, convention and law.' He emphasized 'our sincere sympathy and solidarity, our support for President Hollande and the families of the victims in the face of the dark terror.'... The president stated: 'We convey our condolences to [our] friend the Russian people for the sad event that happened to the Russian plane...This is a painful, criminal incident." ... 'We convey our condolences to [our] brother, the people of Lebanon for the explosion in the Dehiyeh district of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, last Thursday [Nov. 12, 2015].' (i.e., double suicide bombing that killed over 40.)
The president stated: 'We do not forget to convey our condolences to our brothers in Jordan as well, for what happened there recently, which also has characteristics of terrorism' (i.e., attack in Amman in which 5 people were shot dead.) He added: 'We cannot approve of these incidents, and we strongly condemn them. We hope that the region will dispose of terror and terrorists, and that all the peoples of the world and all countries will work together to combat terror everywhere, because it has no religion, homeland or affiliation. Therefore, we condemn all forms of terror, and always stand against it.'"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2015]

Paris attacks 2015 - On Nov. 13, 2015, seven terrorist attacks were carried out simultaneously in Paris, France, in which it is estimated that 129 people were murdered. An additional 352 people were wounded, 99 of them in serious condition. The most massive attack took place at the Bataclam Theater during a rock concert, where 87 people were murdered. On Nov. 14, 2015 ISIS claimed responsibility for these attacks.

Russian plane attack 2015 - On Oct. 31, 2015, a Russian plane was blown up over Sinai, Egypt. All 224 people on board were killed. ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack.

Amman shooting attack 2015 - On Nov. 9, 2015, 29-year-old Anwar Bani Abdu, a Jordanian police officer at an international police training facility in Al-Muwaqqar, near Amman, Jordan, shot dead 2 Americans, 2 Jordanians and a South African, and injured 6 others, before he was shot and killed by fellow policemen during a shootout. Investigations carried out by the Jordanian government have confirmed that the attacker was not affiliated with any terrorist groups but rather the attack was a result of the attacker's financial situation and psychological state.

Beirut bombings 2015 - On Nov. 12, 2015, two terrorists carried out suicide bombing attacks at an interval of 7 minutes, in the Bourj el-Barajneh district of Beirut which is inhabited mostly by Shia Muslims and controlled by Hezbollah. More than 40 people were killed and over 240 were wounded in the attacks. The Islamic State terror organization took responsibility for the attacks.

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Ban Ki-Moon Condemns Terror around the World – Except in Israel 

The U.N. chief declared a moment of silence for terror victims on and then checked off the cities hit by terror - except for Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

By: Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Published: November 30th, 2015

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at Paris climate conference

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at Paris climate conference
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The Paris climate conference opened on Sunday with a moment of silence for the world's recent victims and a solemn recital of cities where radical Islamists have murdered people, with the blatant omission of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who draws a line connecting global warming and terrorism, ticked off the names of cities, including:

Paris; Tunis; Beirut, and Bamako, Mali. notably

And what about Jerusalem and Tel Aviv?

Apparently Jews murdered there are not terror victims, according to Ban. He and other Western leaders have tried to manufacture a link between the "occupation" and the Arab "resistance" movement that encourages the murder of Jews.

Or, the world is so used to them that it not worth mentioning, except in the London Daily Mail. The British tabloid not only headlined violence in Jerusalem, but also let readers think that the Arabs are the victims

Honest Reporting noted that the newspaper's headline appeared as:


The conference in Paris is ostensibly over the climate, but Western leaders are running over each other for headlines to show their concern over the Paris massacres by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Justin Trudeau hurried over to the Bataclan Theatre to pay their tribute to victims of the Islamic State (ISIS) massacre there two weeks ago.

The conference will likely conclude with pontifical agreements on "global warming" without much follow through, but an agreement on an international effort to fight radical Islam is not in the cards.

In fact, Ban Ki-moon is afraid that the war against terror will "overshadow" the war against "global warming."

Ban Ki-moon has adopted the line that one way to fight terror is to keep the temperature from rising one degree, because, so the theory goes, droughts cause famine and that is what causes Muslims to murder people in Paris and Jerusalem.

In his words, in an interview with Canada's CBC:

When we do not address climate change properly it may also affect many people who are frustrated and who are impacted, then there is some possibility that these young people who [are] jobless and frustrated may join these foreign terrorist fighters.

There is a concern whether it may overshadow the climate change agreement and I think we have to move on this climate change agreement.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

Yehudah Glick: The Time Has Come for Israel to Stop Apologizing Over the Temple Mount

"For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch." (Isaiah 62:1)


(Photo: Hillel Maeir/ Tazpit News Agency)

(Photo: Hillel Maeir/ Tazpit News Agency)

The Temple Mount is the "number one Jewish venue" and Israeli politicians need to stop apologizing for it, said Temple Mount Heritage Foundation founder Rabbi Yehudah Glick in agreement with comments made by Israeli officials last week.

During last week's Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference, when asked about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained that one of his unshakable "solid principles" is that "the Palestinians will have to finally recognize the Jewish state."

"They cannot ask for a nation-state for themselves and not accord one to us. After all, we've only been here about 4,000 years. We have some connection to this land, to this city [of Jerusalem]," he said to applause.

"Four-hundred yards from here is David's City and an equal distance the Temple Mount. It's named the Temple Mount because on this mount was a temple, the place where Abraham first visited and Solomon built the Temple and Jesus overturned the money tables, the money changers table, on that Temple," the prime minister explained. "All of this from Solomon's time to the rise of Islam and preceded Islam by 1,500 years. We have some connection, modest, to this land, to this city, to this mount. And yet we recognize that there is another people here and were willing to forge a peace."

In response to the prime minister, Glick, whose known internationally for his work in opening up access to the Temple Mount for people of all religions, said to Breaking Israel News, "I'm very happy that Netanyahu, in front of all the diplomatic representatives in Israel from all over the world, said it loud and clear, without apologizing for anything."

"While talking with [US Secretary of State] Kerry and [Jordan's] King Abdullah, Netanyahu repeated again and again the status quo and political arrangements. But we didn't hear loud and clear a statement about the fact that the place of the Temple Mount has in Jewish life."


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When asked whether the prime minister's comments are a way to counter Palestinian attempts to change the narrative and history of the Temple Mount, Glick told Breaking Israel News, "It definitely is because the Palestinians are not afraid to say again and again that this is a Muslim place and only Muslims have a right to come here, that Jews have no right to the place."

While Glick waxed poetic about the prime minister, he offered some harsh truths to opposition leader Issac Herzog who warned Jewish presence on the holy site will only continue to feed the flames of tension between Israel and the Palestinians.

Ahead of the conference, Herzog called out Temple Mount activists in an interview with The Jerusalem Post, saying that those who encourage others to visit the Temple Mount are "hypocritical" because "even the strictest Zionist yeshiva oppose it."

"As leaders, we have to prevent actions that can have consequences we don't understand," Herzog said, citing a ruling by his grandfather, former chief Rabbi Yitzchak Halevi Herzog. Following the War of Independence in 1948, Rabbi Herzog instructed soldiers who ascended the mount to quickly leave and "lock the place up and throw away the key."


Rabbi Yehudah Glick. (Photo: TMHF)
Rabbi Yehudah Glick. (Photo: TMHF)

In response, Glick told Breaking Israel News, "It was unfortunate to hear that Herzog starts teaching us rabbinical law, playing the rabbi. When was the last time he followed rabbinical authority? Suddenly here, when it comes to the Temple Mount, he finds himself in the footsteps of rabbinical authorities."

"There are more than 300 rabbis who support ascending to the Temple Mount, the majority of them modern-orthodox Zionist rabbinical authority. The majority of the rabbis who are against ascending to the Temple Mount are the same as the majority of the rabbis who were against immigrating to Israel at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. I don't think it was wise on Herzog's side to get himself involved in a legitimate rabbinical dispute."

While Glick may not agree with Herzog's views on whether Jews should be allowed to ascend the Temple Mount, he did praise the opposition leader for his acknowledgement of the holy status of the site for the Jewish nation.

"It's very refreshing to hear the unanimous agreement between Prime Minister Netanyahu and the opposition leader Herzog on the fact that the Temple Mount is the most holy place in the world for the Jewish people," he said to Breaking Israel News. "It was very important that the prime minister of Israel, together with the head of the opposition, both said without apologizing that the Temple Mount is the number one Jewish venue."