Published on Jun 2, 2016
Dr. Mordechai Kedar from Bar-Ilan University discusses the several new Peace Initiatives for the Arab-Israel Conflict with ILTV's Denise Wood.
THE UNITED WEST
A few years ago, Tom Trento and The United West team traveled to the Middle East to study the impact of suicide bombers on the nation of Israel. One of the locations they investigated with former Israeli detective Marc Kahlberg was the Passover bombing of the Park Hotel in Netanya, Israel.
This horrible terrorist attack occurred on Passover, 14 years ago. To understand the mindset of HAMAS jihadis and to see how the Israelis responded, watch this powerful video analysis.
Marc Kahlberg is a retired Israeli Police Detective and counter terrorism expert.
He analyzes the Park Hotel 2002 Suicide bombing from the perspective of a first responder.
In this attack 31 killed and 150 injured. Marc describes this as a "dirty attack" because it was executed on Passover, targeted families, holocaust survivors, women, children, and the elderly.
Other than to instill fear into the hearts of the Israelis the Park Hotel Passover suicide bombing had no military target in mind - it was a pure attack on innocent unarmed civilians celebrating a
Jewish religious holiday.
Vanderbilt University student Taylor Force fatally stabbed in Israel amid Biden visit; he was West point grad and served in Iraq, Afghanistan
BY NANCY DILLON
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:44 PM
Vanderbilt University Graduate Taylor Force Fatally Stabbed in Israel
NY Daily NewsThe American tourist killed in a stabbing rampage near Tel Aviv on Tuesday was a West Point graduate who served in Iraq and Afghanistan before dying in the spasm of violence that rocked Israel amid a visit by Vice President Joe Biden.
Taylor Force, 29, was a business school student at Vanderbilt University and had traveled to the ancient Mediterranean port city of Jaffa with classmates, the school said in a statement posted online.
“It is with extreme sadness that I write to inform you that Taylor Force, a student at our Owen Graduate School of Management, was fatally wounded March 8 in a stabbing attack while on an Owen school trip to Tel Aviv,” Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said.
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During Trip to Aid Lone IDF Soldiers, 18-Year-Old American Yeshiva Student Gunned Down in Terror Attack
By Lea Speyer November 20, 2015 , 9:37 am
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15)
18-year-old American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz was one of three victims of a Palestinian terror attack in Gush Etzion, November 19, 2015. (Photo: Facebook)
Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old American yeshiva student, was gunned down by a Palestinian terrorist Thursday while delivering food to lone IDF soldiers in Gush Etzion.
Schwartz was one of three people killed in Thursday’s terror attack near the Alon Shvut community after a Palestinian terrorist opened fire from his car directed towards vehicles near the Etzion Bloc junction.
A recent graduate of the Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts, Schwartz was spending a gap year studying at Yeshivat Ashreinu in Beit Shemesh. Five other members from Schwartz’s yeshiva were injured in the attack.
Following the release of Schwartz’s name as among the dead, hundreds of messages of love and grief began pouring in on his Facebook page. Friends and family shared photos and personal stories of Schwartz.
“Rest in peace Ezra. You were a fantastic friend and could always make anyone including me roar with laughter. Any of the times I spent with you were almost definitely fun times and I can’t believe we won’t be spending any more summers together,” wrote Noah Lebowitz.
The United Synagogue Youth program, which Schwartz was a member of since 2013, said in a statement that he “is remembered as being a warm and funny member of the…community,” using his “deep experience in Judaism to teach other teens how to participate in Jewish ritual.”
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky spoke with Schwartz’s family Thursday evening, offering assistance and expressing his condolences.
“Ezra came to Israel not only to study but also to be a part of the vibrant Israeli experience,” Sharansky said. “This makes his death even more tragic.”
Rabbi Ya’akov Don, 51, of Alon Shvut, was the second Israeli victim identified by police. Don, a father of four, was a well-known teacher and worked as a social educational coordinator at the Derech Avot high school in Efrat.
“He loved education and more than anything loved his students. A man of education and smiles,” said a statement released by Alon Shvut.
Aliza Abrahamovitz, a friend of Don and former colleague, told Breaking Israel News, “He was an incredible man. He had the biggest smile and an even bigger heart.”
A third victim, identified as Shadi Arfah, a 24-year-old Palestinian from Hebron, was also killed in the attack.
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After Rome destroyed Jerusalem... what happened to it?
Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 BC on the date in the Jewish calendar 9th of Av, or Tisha B'Av.
The Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans on the same date, Tisha B'Av, in 70 AD.
Rome's destruction of the Temple began in 66 AD, when Roman Emperor Nero appointed General Vespasian to put down a revolt in Judea.
Almost immediately, Rome experienced chaos.
Nero committed suicide in 68 AD.
His successor, Galba, was assassinated within 8 months.
His successor, Otho, committed suicide within 2 months.
His successor, Vitellius, was executed within 8 months.
Vespasian was the next Emperor and his son, Titus, continued the conquest of Judea.
Titus surrounded Jerusalem and starved inhabitants for months.
Titus ordered Jewish deserters from Jerusalem to be crucified around the walls.
By the end of July, 70 AD, the Roman Army broke through the walls.
Jerusalem was completely conquered by SEPTEMBER 8, 70 AD.
Historian Josephus recorded that over a million Jews were killed in the siege.
According to historian Eusebius, Romans hunted down and killed all descendants of the royal line of David.
The Jewish Temple was so completely destroyed that only the foundation stones were left, which are the bottom rows of the Wailing Wall.
Jewish Temple treasures were carried off to Rome, as shown on the Arch of Titus, and were used to finance the building of Rome's Colosseum.
The Colosseum was so named as it was next to Nero's 100 foot high bronze Colossus Statue depicting the Roman sun god Apollo, modeled after the 100 foot high bronze Colossus Statue of Rhodes depicting the Greek son god Helios. France's gift of The Statue of Liberty-the New Colossus was modeled after it.
Emperor Vespasian caught a slight illness in 79 AD which led to severe diarrhea and death. His last words were: "Oh dear! I think I'm becoming a god!"
Titus became the next Emperor and two months later Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying the Bay of Naples, including the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Thousands of Romans were buried alive under feet volcanic ash.
Then, in the spring of 80 AD, Rome caught fire.
Flames burned out of control for three days and nights destroying much of Capitoline Hill, the Temple of Jupiter, Pantheon, and Pompey's Theater.
Then followed the worst outbreak of plague that Rome had yet endured.
Titus decided to dedicate the Colosseum to commemorate his victories in the Jewish wars
For 100 days, thousands were killed in executions and gladiatorial fights, in addition to 5,000 animals.
Following the games, Titus died after just two years in office. He is rumored to have been poisoned on orders of his brother, Domitian, who became the next emperor.
In 135 AD, on the date Tisha B'Av, Roman Emperor Hadrian had another 500,000 Jews massacred at Betar during Bar Kokhba's revolt.
Emperor Hadrian believed the source of Jewish rebellion was their faith, so he executed Jewish scholars, prohibited the Torah and the Hebrew calendar, and burned the sacred scroll on the Temple Mount.
In an attempt to completely erase Jewish history from the land, Emperor Hadrian renamed the province of Judea 'Syria Palaestina,' and renamed the city Jerusalem 'Aelia Capitolina.'
Jews were banned from entering Jerusalem on pain of death.
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Eusebius wrote in his History of the Church (ser. II, vol. I, book IV, chapter VI):
"The Last Siege of the Jews Under Hadrian - The whole nation was prohibited from this time on by a decree, and by the commands of Hadrian, from ever going up to the country about Jerusalem. For the emperor gave orders that they should not even see from a distance the land of their fathers. Such is the account of Aristo of Pella.
And thus, when the city had been emptied of the Jewish nation and had suffered the total destruction of its ancient inhabitants, it was colonized by a different race, and the Roman city which subsequently arose changed its name and was called Aelia, in honor of the emperor Aelius Hadrian."
Cassius Dio wrote in Roman History (69.12):
"At Jerusalem Hadrian founded a city in place of the one which had been razed to the ground, naming it Aelia Capitolina, and on the site of the temple of the god he raised a new temple to Jupiter. This brought on a war of no slight importance nor of brief duration, for the Jews deemed it intolerable that foreign races should be settled in their city and foreign religious rites planted there."
Eusebius wrote in Demonstratio Evangelica(8.3; 405, circa 314 - 318 AD):
"Jerusalem... is even now like a quarry, all the inhabitants of the city choosing stores from its ruins as they will for private as well as public buildings. And it is sad for the eyes to see stones from the Temple itself, and from its ancient sanctuary and holy place, used for the building of idol temples, and of theatres for the populace."
Emperor Hadrian's reign was the beginning of the contraction of the Roman Empire, with Hadrian's Wallacross the whole of Britain marking the Empire's furthest extent.
Jews were later allowed to enter Jerusalem once a year to pray at the Western Wall on Tisha B'Av.
The Land of Israel was invaded or occupied by:
135 AD Roman Empire
390 AD Byzantine Empire
614 AD Sassanid Persians
635 AD Umayyad Caliphate
750 AD Abbasid Caliphate
909 AD Fatimid Caliphate
1071 AD Seljuk Turks
1099 AD Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
1187 AD Ayyubid Sultanate
1260 AD Mongolian Empire
1291 AD Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt
1517 AD Ottoman Sultanate
1660 AD Druze Dynasty
1799 AD French Napoleon
1844 AD Tanzimat Ottoman Empire
1864 AD Ottoman Vilayet of Syria
1917 AD Britain Mandate
For centuries, people across the world desired to pilgrimage to Jerusalem, including Abraham Lincoln.
The Library of Congress has a scrapbook with an account by Rev. N.W. Miner of Springfield, who officiated Lincoln's burial, in which are recalled President Lincoln's last words while at Ford's Theater with his wife:
"Mrs. Lincoln informed me that...the very last moments of his conscious life were spent in conversation with her about his future plans...
He said he wanted to visit the Holy Land and see those places hallowed by the footprints of the Saviour. He was saying there was no city he so much desired to see as Jerusalem."
In 1917, Britain issued the Balfour Declaration establishing the Jewish homeland.
On May 14, 1948, the State of Israel came into being again.
In 1967, Jerusalem was once again under Jewish control.
Jerusalem was reaffirmed as Israel's capital with "The Basic Law: Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel," passed in 1980.
The United Nations was created in part to protect the Jews after they had suffered though the Nazi holocaust, and one of the first acts of the United Nations was to recognize the State of Israel.
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On September 15, 2015, the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly begins. The U.N. Security Council has threatened to vote to divide Jerusalem and take a third of Israel away to create a Palestinian State.
Many are concerned what may happen if the United States supports this turns against Israel.
The timing of this is unique, as the vote would take place near the time of the 4th consecutive "blood moon" - a series of four lunar eclipse occurring on Jewish feast days.
This rare occurrence of has historically been at times of major events in Jewish history.
Just as the Roman Empire experienced a series of disasters after it forced Jews from the land, some consider it more than coincidental the timing of various events relating to the United States and Israel:
On October 30, 1991, President George H.W. Bush signed the Oslo Accord pressuring Israel to give 'land for peace'.
The next day, 'The Perfect Storm' hit New England causing damages over $100 million, including 30 foot waves demolishing the home of President George H.W. Bush at Kennebunkport, Maine.
On August 23, 1992, President George H.W. Bush pressured Israel with the Madrid 'land for peace' agreement.
The same day, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida causing $30 billion in damages, destroying over 180,000 homes.
On January 16, 1994, President Bill Clinton met in Geneva with Syria's President Hafez el-Assad to discuss Israel giving up the Golan Heights in exchange for peace.
Within 24 hours a 6.9 Earthquake devastated Southern California.
On January 21, 1998, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was snubbed at the White House when President Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright refused to have lunch with him. The same day, the Monica Lewinsky scandal erupted.
On September 28, 1998, Secretary of State Albright detailed another 'land for peace' agreement requiring Israel to surrender 13 percent of the West Bank and Gaza.
President Clinton met with Yasser Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, followed by Arafat telling the United Nations there would soon be a Palestinian State.
The same day, Hurricane Georges hit the Gulf Coast causing $1 billion in damages.
On October 15, 1998, Yassar Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu met in Maryland to discuss Israel giving up 13 percent of the West Bank and Gaza in exchange for 'peace.'
Two days later, tornadoes hit Texas leaving $1 billion in damages.
On December 12, 1998, President Clinton arrived in the Palestinian area to discuss Israel giving up 'land for peace.'
The same day, President Clinton was impeached.
On May 3, 1999, Yasser Arafat had scheduled a press conference to announce a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital.
The same day, the most powerful tornado storms to hit the United States whipped through Oklahoma and Kansas.
On June 8, 2001, President George W. Bush sent Secretary Tenet to Jerusalem with a proposal to exchange land for a 'Roadmap to Peace.'
The same day, tropical Storm Allison hit Texas causing $7 billion in damage and closing George Bush Airport for two days.
As part of a U.S. brokered deal, Jews were forcibly evacuated from Gaza, with the last Jewish residents being dragged out on August 22, 2005.
The very next day, a tropical depression in the Atlantic turned into Hurricane Katrina and headed straight for New Orleans, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate.
Property damage in New Orleans exceeded $81 billion.
Nearly 2,000 people died. It was one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history.
Instead of 'peace,' Hamas took over Gaza and began digging tunnels and firing thousands of rockets into Israel.
In a Day of Prayer and Remembrance, SEPTEMBER 8, 2005, President Bush stated:
"Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters in our Nation's history and has caused unimaginable devastation and heartbreak throughout the Gulf Coast Region...
Communities...decimated... Lives...lost... Hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans are suffering great hardship."
Though not a call to repentance as past Presidents had proclaimed, President Bush did end his Day of Prayer and Remembrance with:
"To honor the memory of those who lost their lives, to provide comfort and strength to families of the victims...
...I call upon all Americans to pray to Almighty God and to perform acts of service... Across our Nation, many selfless deeds reflect the promise of the Scripture:
'For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in.'"
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Eyewitness to Tel Aviv Terror Carnage Recalls Seeing Uneaten Birthday Cakes Next to Pools of Blood
JUNE 8, 2016 4:32 PM
Author: Ruthie Blum
An eyewitness at the scene of Wednesday night’s Palestinian terror attack in Tel Aviv — which left four people dead and five wounded — recalled seeing “uneaten birthday cakes next to pools of blood.”
The shocking testimony was conveyed to Israel’s Channel 2by Likud MK Amir Ohana, who arrived in the area soon after he heard about the incident.
The attack, which took place at the Sarona compound – an outdoor mall consisting of shops, galleries and restaurants – across from the Kirya military headquarters.
Another witness at the scene, an Arab, said he had seen the two men, dressed in black suits and sitting at a table at the upscale Max Brenner chocolate shop/café. He said he immediately recognized them as Arabs.
A young woman who was also at Max Brenner when the terrorists began their attack told Israel’s Channel 2, “We were sitting at a table, and suddenly somebody was standing across from me and there was gunfire everywhere. We didn’t know what to do. Everybody was screaming, and began to run away. We escaped from the restaurant, but outside everybody was also trying to find a place to hide.”
Another young woman who witnessed the attack said, “Everyone was hysterical. People were shouting, ‘Terrorist! Terrorist!’ People were crying; some fainted.”
According to Channel 2, the two terrorists, one of whom is being treated for moderate wounds at the Ichilov Medical Center alongside his victims, hail from a city in the southern Hebron hills.
Hamas Prime Minister Ismayil Haniyeh tweeted about the attack, showing a photo of one of the neutralized terrorists, and calling him a “hero.”
Land Day, the mirror reflecting the failed mirage of ‘Palestine’ The demonstrations and protests that take place on March 30 in Israel are the cover up for the dismal failure of those who call themselves “Palestinians” to form a collective national entity.
By Mordechai Kedar, INN
These lines are being penned on the eve of March 30th, referred to as “Land Day” on the calendar of Arabs who have Israeli citizenship, and also by the Arabs living in Gaza, Judea and Samaria – in memory of six of their brothers killed in violent demonstrations that erupted on that date forty years ago as a result of the Israeli government’s land appropriation in the Galilee. “Land Day” is commemorated every year at public events, but those land appropriations have long been consigned to the realm of vague memories and the public events are mainly an opportunity to raise a long list of condemnations aimed at the State of Israel.
The real truth, however, is that this day personifies the crux of the Palestinian tragedy, namely, the lack of a common goal for all those who are called “Palestinians.”
The four main groups of Palestinian Arabs, described below, are the proof of the pudding.
The first group, the Arabs who live in Gaza, Judea and Samaria, the areas they call “Occupied Territories,” have failed at defining their common goal, and therefore have no chance of realizing it.
Is their goal to drive Israel out of the lands it freed from Jordanian and Egyptian occupation in 1967 and establish one state on these lands despite the lack of territorial contiguity between Gaza on the one side and Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) on the other?
Alternately, is the goal to erase the Jewish State, the 1948 “Occupation” recognized by the UN, in order to establish the State of Palestine on the area from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean?
And how can they merge the two main political forces, PLO and Hamas, nine years after Hamas established a state in Gaza and has no intentions of giving up its political gains, despite the fact that officially Gaza is ruled by the PLO?
The lack of answers to these questions leads to a lack of a collective consciousness, lack of the feeling of peoplehood among the residents of these areas, and paralyzes every attempt to make headway in peace negotiations with Israel.
The second group is something else entirely and consists of the residents of cities and villages in northern Jordan, who call themselves “Palestinians” only to prevent their being called “Jordanians.” The reason behind this phenomenon is that in 1921 Great Britain called the area in which the Transjordan Emirates and later on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan were established by the name “Palestine.” The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was, however, based on a coalition of Bedouin tribes and the Emir Abdullah son of Sharif Hussein from Mecca. Those northern city and town dwellers did not want to be identified with the Bedouin, whom they considered lower on the cultural scale, so they refuse to be called “Jordanians” and continue to call themselves “Palestinians.” They are Jordanian citizens and do not want to be part of any other country, not even a “Palestinian State,” if that should ever become a reality.
Then we have the third group, the Arab citizens of Israel, called “internal Arabs” (meaning that they live within pre 1967 Israel) or “1948 Arabs” by those who want to avoid mentioning that they are Israeli citizens. They are full citizens of the democratic and liberal state of Israel, with civil rights identical to those of Jewish citizens. They are divided religiously, some are Muslim, others are Druze, Christian, Alawite or Ahmadi, which is the reason they have no feeling of a united people.
They are also divided on a tribal basis (“hamoulot”), and the administration of their towns and villages reflects the tribal culture deeply ingrained in the entire Middle East. Despite the fact that some call themselves “Palestinians,” they do not want to relinquish Israeli citizenship and have no desire to join a Palestinian State, should one arise.
For the last five years, as they observe the catastrophe that befell the Arab world during the so-called “Arab Spring,” they have come to understand that Israel is the preferred option, not out of love – they certainly don’t love Israel – but because life is tranquil and calm there, in contrast to all the Arab countries except for the Persian Gulf Emirates.
A considerable number find it hard to live with the strange situation that makes Israel preferable to Arab countries, and that frustration is given an outlet when they badmouth the Jewish state, as can be seen in the recent behavior and extreme statements of some Arab MKs.
This brings us to the fourth group, the “refugees” living in camps since 1948, in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Judea, Samaria and Gaza. This group is divided according to the countries and regions in which the refugee camps are located. They are called “Palestinian refugees” because they fled the battles going on in the British Mandate areas west of the Jordan up until May 14,1948, and in newly-established Israel from May 15 of that year, mainly because of the large-scale invasion of Arab armies on May 16th.
Most of them were not native residents but migrant workers who came from the entire Middle East in the first half of the twentieth century to find employment, created by the growing Jewish population. When they fled the war, the Arab League decided not to absorb them in the countries to which they had fled, but to keep them in camps so as to demand their return to Israel – for the purpose of destroying the Jewish state culturally and demographically.
Israel has succeeded in the exact places in which they have failed, its existence is the mirror that reflects their failure – and that is why they hate it.
What is odd is that even in what is called “Palestinian” territory, there are camps of “refugees” from “Palestine” – the question that arises is, of course, how a person can be a refugee in his own land. And the answer lies in tribal culture, as these people are considered strangers from another tribe who fled their homes for whatever reason and settled near the established local tribes dwelling in the area. They are seen as “not one of us” by the locals, even if they are, like them, also “Palestinians.” This is proof of the lack of collective consciousness among “Palestinians.”
Up until 2011, about 400,000 “Palestinian refugees” lived in several camps in Syria. These were destroyed in the civil war raging there and most of the residents of those camps are dispersed in Jordan, Lebanon, Europe and the USA. Lebanese law contains a long list of occupations that are off-limits to these refugees, aimed at keeping them from becoming part of the social fabric of this crisis-laden nation. They did receive citizenship in Jordan, but are considered third class.
In other words, this fourth group known as “Palestinian refugees” is not in possession of a common goal, excepting the desire to return to the state of Israel, not to a Palestinian state if that comes to pass, but to a state that is neither Arab, nor Muslim or “Palestinian.” This group, too, has no “vision” of a “Palestinian” nature.
Most of the “Palestinians” who migrated to Europe, the US and other parts of the world, have settled in those lands and lost their Palestinian identity and their feeling of belonging in the Middle East in general. Very few still want to return to “Palestine,” that is, the State of Israel.
All this brings us to the conclusion that the Palestinian dream to establish a collective consciousness has failed, while the differing agendas of the groups called “Palestinians” make it impossible that a political entity could ever be established for them all. On Land Day, they are really mourning their collective failure to present a united plan, one goal, anything that allows the building of an attainable, defined and joint future.
The abyss that separates the “Palestinian dream” from the divided and crumbling reality on the ground is what brings them out to the street to demonstrate. They are really protesting the unbelievable success of the Jewish People’s Zionist venture, that of a people who came as refugees from all over the world, a venture that succeeded despite the fact that some of them came from the crematoria of a Europe in ruins, despite the differences between them and in spite of the wars they faced. The Jewish people built a flourishing state, a thriving democracy and a prospering economy and this success gives rise to jealousy that breeds hatred on their part and on the part of the entire Arab world.
Israel has succeeded in the exact places in which they have failed, its existence is the mirror that reflects their failure – and that is why they hate it, that is why they want to get rid of it, that is why they fight and protest against it in Europe, the USA, the Arab World and even within the Jewish State. This is especially evident on March 30th, the “Land Day” that settles over the dream they cultivated for years, a dream whose fulfillment gets farther and farther away every day because of their collective failure to create a “Palestinian nation” with one common goal.
Written for Arutz Sheva, translated from Hebrew by Rochel Sylvetsky, Arutz Sheva Op-ed and Judaism editor.
Kedar: “It should be a given that any terrorist who tries to kill a Jew knows that he will be killed immediately
This is not the time for an academic discussion of morality and ethics.
By Dr. Mordechai Kedar, ARUTZ SHEVA
An acrimonious argument is going on in Israel over the explosive issue of whether the public is allowed to take the law into its own hands if confronted with a terrorist who has just stabbed a Jew. There is no argument over the permissibility of killing a terrorist before he has attacked anyone if that seems the only way to prevent him from carrying out his plans. The dilemma is over whether it is permissible to kill a terrorist after he has knifed someone. Here, too, there is no argument about killing him if he is capable of continuing on his rampage; in that case, everyone agrees that he must be eliminated forthwith.
The problem arises when a terrorist is neutralized, lying flat on the ground, possibly wounded or handcuffed and unable to rise and continue injuring more people. Can physically attacking him and even causing his death be condoned, or is he entitled, once neutralized, to protection against spontaneous vengeance, to medical care and a fair trial to determine his punishment?
The answer to the question depends on the views held by the person to whom it is addressed. More tellingly, however, does the debate have to be based on deductions reached from the study of Israeli legal and moral systems, reflecting a country ruled by law where even a criminal is entitled to due process – or should the debate be based on the fact that the perpetrators are not part of Israeli normativity, do not accept Israel’s moral standards and would like to destroy them along with the entire state, so that there is no logical reason for the system to protect them.
In other words, should the “lynch question” debate be guided by the legal principles that serve Israeli society, or should we look at the question from the point of view of the attacker, his society and the norms by which he lives. And don’t forget that while this argument rages on, other, more immediate questions give Israelis no respite – how can the next attack be prevented and how can the next terrorist be deterred from stabbing even 80-year-old Jews in an attempt to murder them?
Many left-leaning Israelis use legal and moral arguments that derive solely from modern, liberal and secular Israeli experience. This is the stand espoused in a Haaretz article (November 3, 2015) by Professor Moshe Negbi, Hebrew University lecturer and legal commentator for Voice of Israel radio.
A glance at the title of the article, The Lynch Culture of the Extremist Right, suffices to ascertain his feelings on the subject. According to his point of view (or that of the editor in charge of writing headlines), inflicting injury on terrorists is not an emotional reaction to an incident in which a terrorist has just stabbed a Jew, but part of a “cultural pattern”, an indication of something genetic and ingrained in the makeup of rightist extremists, guiding their every step. In his opinion, rightist extremists are people whose entire culture is one of lynching, people who spend their time looking for someone to lynch.
Negbi calls them “an uncontrolled mob”, whose “criminal views” have infiltrated the halls of government and the security establishment, affording “unassailable proof of the increasing bestiality of Israel.”
“Palestinian blood is not the only blood allowed to be spilled, so is the blood of anyone who attempts to stop Israel’s degeneration from a law-abiding to a lawless lynch state,” he claims. Professor Negbi goes on to quote justices and academics who have written scathing criticism of members of the IDF and security forces who acted against the law while carrying out their missions – and who received criminal punishments.
Similar views were expressed by Reshet Bet radio broadcaster Adi Meiri on her regular “It’s all talk” program aired on November third. The problem of all these writers and radio broadcasters is that they analyze the stabbing terrorist issue through the rose colored glasses of liberal, modern Israeli culture. This is a culture that insists that every citizen and member of the security forces is obligated to exercise self-control, restraint and proportionality, even if this means protecting himself and others with his own body from a criminal who is intent on inflicting injury. They relate to the terrorist stabber and murderer as though he is a member of civilized society who has, unfortunately, strayed from the proper path, but is entitled to all the protection afforded by law to any criminal from the minute he ceases to be an immediate and palpable danger to others.
What motivates Negbi, Meiri and their friends is the moral ethos that claims that we Jewish Israelis are bound by an ethical code that prohibits our acting violently against someone who does not present a palpable and immediate danger, even if, less than a minute earlier, he stabbed us with intent to murder. This moralistic approach is to be found in Israeli law and in various court decisions. The principle behind it is that we do not act as our enemies do, we do not descend to their level – because we are better than they. Does this approach not smack of supercilious arrogance?
Another “minor” detail that bears noting is that our legal and moral dilemmas do not impress our enemies one bit; they simply take advantage of the fact that we allow them to wander freely and unchecked in our midst, enabling them to draw sharpened knives from their pockets at any given moment and butcher us.
According to our enemies’ approach to the situation, Jews have absolutely no right to live in this land, not even in Tel Aviv, because they are conquerors of the Islamic state of Palestine that belongs to Muslims alone. We have no right to independence or sovereignty, because Jews are obligated to live under Sharia, Islamic law, as subservient dhimmis. If we protect ourselves, we are breaking the laws of Islamic protection and deserve to be butchered.
The average stabber knows that if caught, he will be put in prison where he can study for an academic degree, that within a few years he will be exchanged for an Israeli soldier or citizen kidnapped for the very purpose of freeing terrorist murderers, and that while he is imprisoned his family will receive generous sums of money from the Palestinian Authority (the source of which funding is the American taxpayer). This is in addition to the great honor that his family will enjoy, whether he is killed or not. If he is killed, he will have a school named for him, one in which children will study his “heritage”, and possibly a street or even an organization that will spread the spirit of anti-Israel jihad in the world.
The stabber is motivated by the same concerns that encouraged Haj Amin al Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, to take part in the destruction of European Jewry in the 1940’s. A Muslim who sets out to stab Jews knows that a reward awaits him in Paradise whether he is killed before, during or after he does so. Our moral concerns do not interest him in the least, but if worst comes to worst, they will be the reason he will be protected from the anger of those surrounding him at the scene. He relies on Israeli law and Israel’s police force to protect him from the crowd’s vengeance, and is sure he will survive to stab more Jews after he is freed during a prisoner exchange.
That is how Israeli morality works against Israel and its citizens, paralyzing Israeli deterrence and encouraging terrorists to stab Israelis. The stabbers are in a win-win situation since Israeli law and morals grant them immunity from immediate punishment by bystanders who were witness to their terrorist actions. It turns out that those who constantly spout lessons in morality actually behave immorally by encouraging terror and murder. It is fascinating to see a professor of law blatantly encouraging terror.
This is how Israel ties its own hands, making it more difficult to respond effectively to terror. Israel has lost its ability to deter terrorist murderers because they feel that they have immunity. It should be a given that any terrorist who takes up a knife to stab a Jew knows that he will not return home alive, that he will be killed either by security personnel or the people who witnessed his actions. Isn’t the period when Muslims considered Jewish blood cheap a thing of the past? Israel has no choice, it must renew its ability to deter terrorists.
Both the left and right must remember that this is the Middle East. Peace in this region is not the lot of those who unwaveringly follow Western mores, laws and ethics. He who succeeds in convincing his enemies that he is invincible and that they had better leave him alone for their own good, has a chance of achieving peace.
Anyone who does not understand this or who does not want to understand it, is cut off from reality. I suggest that he wake up and connect the dots for his own good, before the butcher’s knife separates his head from his body – and I am not engaging in mere fear mongering.
GLOBAL PREMIERE THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM OF LATEST PJTN DOCUMENTARY FILM
Posted on 06/07/2016 | Category: Press Release
June 8 Event
Will Host International Audience of Media & VIPS (Jerusalem, Israel) -June 7, 2016 — Laurie Cardoza-Moore, Founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN), is in Israel this week to host the June 8th premiere of PJTN’s latest feature length documentary film production, Hating Israel: In Search of the Truth Behind BDS. The exclusive, invitation only VIP screening and reception will take place at Jerusalem’s Cinematheque Theater before a select audience of global media, local and national Israeli government leaders, special invitation VIP guests and major PJTN philanthropists. Serving as the film’s Producer, Cardoza-Moore, who has been a strong media voice globally in denouncing the anti-Semitic BDS movement, notes the new PJTN documentary is significant in its’ timing. “Not only have we been relentless in exposing the BDS movement and its leaders as anti-Semitic, but it is inherently antithetical and deeply damaging to the cause of peace, justice, equality, democracy and human rights for the people of Israel, as well as the Arabs who are employed by these companies,” she noted from Jerusalem. The documentary offers a news-driven, satirical approach to focus on the global impact of the “BDS Movement”-a movement of boycott, sanction, and divestment strategies against the State of Israel for false allegations against the Arab Palestinians. Through...(Read More...)
OBAMA CONSIDERING USING THE UNITED NATIONS TO FORCIBLY DIVIDE JERUSALEM BEFORE HIS TERM ENDS
Submitted by IWB, on March 8th, 2016
by Geoffrey Grider
The President is also considering use of a United Nations Security Council resolution to forcibly extract concessions from Israel and the PA. The US has until now vetoed any such resolutions, though Mr. Obama has in the past threatened to allow them to pass.
IN WANING DAYS OF HIS PRESIDENCY, OBAMA REPORTEDLY LOOKING TO UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO FORCE ISRAEL TO DIVIDE JERUSALEM.“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” Joel 3:2 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: We all knew that Obama had a least one more nasty, end times scheme up his sleeve, and here it is. He is going to throw the ‘hail Mary’ pass of using the United Nations to attempt to force Israel to give up Jerusalem and divide their land with the mythical ‘Palestinians’. The Prophet Joel, as shown above, lists one of the main reasons for the Battle of Armageddon is because the nations of the world divided – Two State Solution – God’s holy land of Israel.
With about 10 months left in office, President Barack Obama is considering unprecedented moves to implement a two-state solution, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Senior US officials revealed that the President is looking to initiate a final negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority using United Nations Security Council resolutions, a step that would obligate not only Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but effectively determine the direction of US policy for the president’s successor as well.
The report comes ahead of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel on Tuesday, where he is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and senior Palestinian Authority officials.
On Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office reported that Netanyahu’s annual trip to the US, planned for later this month, had been cancelled. Israeli officials remarked that the cancellation was in part due to President Obama’s refusal to schedule a meeting with the Prime Minister. Later on Monday, the White House issued a statement denying those claims, asserting that the president had in fact invited the Israeli leader to talks during his visit.
According to the plan described by senior US officials, Obama is considering reviving the dormant Middle East Quartet, a diplomatic body including the US, UN, EU, and Russia, to apply pressure to Israel and the Palestinian Authority to resume active negotiations.
THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO CONSIDERING USE OF A UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION TO FORCIBLY EXTRACT CONCESSIONS FROM ISRAEL AND THE PA. THE US HAS UNTIL NOW VETOED ANY SUCH RESOLUTIONS, THOUGH MR. OBAMA HAS IN THE PAST THREATENED TO ALLOW THEM TO PASS.
A Security Council resolution would be binding upon all parties, unlike General Assembly measures which are non-obligatory recommendations. Such a resolution would remain in force even after the president leaves office next January, effectively shaping the future of American policy in the region for Mr. Obama’s successors.
The resolution would require Israel cease construction over the Green Line and would force Israel to recognize eastern Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. At the same time, the Palestinian Authority would be obliged to officially recognize Israel as a Jewish state and would be pressured to give up the long-standing demand for a right of return.
Lipkin on the Influx of Islam: Not Immigration, but Invasion
Published on Nov 18, 2015Lipkin begins at 00:04:30.
It was a packed house at Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen to hear Avi Lipkin, an Israeli who anticipates the formation of a new political party in Israel as current events continue to unfold. Hosting Lipkin was the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee. OCPAC meets each Wednesday at noon at Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen, 9219 Lake Hefner Parkway, Oklahoma City, OK. Video: Maggie Abel.
Published on Jul 23, 2015
Dr. Ron Wexler gives an eye opening lecture on Israel's biblical and modern day claims to the land of Israel.
If you know history you will know the future. Dr. Wexler brings these words to life as he paints a picture of Israel's roots and why President Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal is so dangerous for Israel and the West.