Archive for Jew Hatred

Who Wants to Be a Jew?

The fabulous new game show taking the world by sturm.

Petter Ljunggren, a Swedish journalist looking to test attitudes toward Jews, was cursed and assaulted when walking through the city of Malmo wearing a yarmulke and a necklace with the Star of David.

Ljunggren embarks on the undercover quest after one of the documentary’s interview subjects explains what it is like to wear a yarmulke in Malmo.

Shmuel Goldberg, a Jew originally from New York who runs a restaurant in Malmo, describes being spat at as well as shouts of “Jew!” and “Palestine” being regularly hurled his way.

He also recounts almost being physically attacked by a man – an attack thwarted at the last moment by a woman who told him: “You’re going to get killed if you wear a kippah here.”

As Ljunggren sits at a cafe in central Malmo reading a newspaper, several passersby begin to hurl anti-Semitic insults his way. Later he sees a man beating his fist into his palm as a warning.

Later Ljunggren travels to two different areas known to be anti-Jewish. In the first – Lindangen Center – a man, shocked to see a Jew in the area, warns Ljunggren to leave. As he does, he is called an “(expletive) Jew swine.”

In the heavily Muslim neighborhood of Rosengard, dozens of men hurled anti-Semitic slurs at Ljunggren while eggs were thrown at him from windows.

Ljunggren notes in the documentary that most of the perpetrators of these anti-Semitic incidents and attacks in Sweden are Muslims of Middle Eastern descent using the Arab-Israeli context as a pretext for their anti-Semitism.

The acceptance of hatred against Jews in Sweden is made clear, Ljunggren states. As one young Muslim interviewee puts it: “It’s only basic to hate Jews.”

Sweden and Israel are about 2000 miles apart. Explain to me how the Arab-Israeli “context” explains Jew-hatred in Malmo? I’m not saying it doesn’t—“Muslims of Middle Eastern descent” can be that crazy—but isn’t their craziness the point?

Thanks for making that clear, Bjorn. But until people get it through their closed minds that “why do they hate us” is not the point, but “they hate” is, Jews and everyone else will not be safe, in Malmo or anywhere else.

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My Kind of Muslim

Many Muslims have said they bear no responsibility for the actions of a few. Some on the Left have accused those who suggest otherwise of bigotry and racism.

This guy might disagree:

The number of people killed at a Kosher supermarket Friday in the Porte de Vincennes neighborhood of Paris could well have been higher were it not for the resourcefulness and calm thinking of a market employee named Lassana Bathily.

Bathily, 24, a Muslim immigrant from Mali, was working in the store when the Islamist gunman Amedy Coulibaly burst in.

Up to 15 of the customers who were in the store ran down to the store basement, when Bathily had an idea.

“When they ran down, I opened the door [to the freezer],” he told France’s BFMTV.

He quickly shut off the freezer and switched off its light. As he closed the door to shelter the customers inside, he reportedly told them, “Stay calm here. I’m going out.”

When it was all over, and the hostages were freed from the freezer, they thanked Bathily. “They congratulated me,” he told BFMTV.

As do we. As should all of France. As should any Muslim toward someone who brought humanity to their faith when so many had stained it with subhumanity.

Whether he is a Righteous Gentile I cannot say, but he is a righteous gentile.

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NOW DO YOU GET IT??!?

Sorry to shout, but people need to hear this:

Both of the brothers, who were born in Paris to Algerian immigrants, were already known to French counter-terrorism authorities according to France 24.

Cherif was handed 18 months in prison back in 2008 for trying to fly to Iraq to join terrorist organizations there and take part in the fighting.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Thursday revealed that Cherif at the time was described by fellow aspiring jihadists as “violently anti-Semitic.” He added that Said, an unemployed resident of Reims, was known largely because of his involvement in his younger brother’s activities.

Cherif, a former pizza deliveryman, appeared in a 2005 French TV documentary on Islamic extremism.

Standard disclaimer: not all Islamic pizza deliverymen are terrorists, but some Islamic pizza deliverymen who are “violently anti-Semitic” are likely to become terrorists.

Do you want to stop terrorists before they attack? Look for the violent anti-semitism. Even if you don’t care about your Jews, France (those that remain), they are your canaries in the mineshaft. All that noise about les juifs being descendée from singes et porcs? That’s French for “you’re next”.

Me, je ne suis pas Charlie.

Je suis Dalal Mughrabi.

Can I get a do-over? I don’t want to be that skanky hag.

I want to be an angel.

Save yourselves, France (and Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, stop me when I reach Greenland). As the old saying goes: first they come for the Jews. You’re supposed to take that as a warning, not a tiding of great joy.

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Vox Pal

We’re told over and over by all sorts of bleeding hearts that the Arab occupiers of historically Jewish lands just want to live in peace.

Did anyone bother to ask?

An overwhelming majority of Palestinians support a recent spate of attacks on Israelis amid heightened tensions over the most sensitive holy site in Jerusalem, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.

The poll also found that more than half of Palestinians support a new uprising against Israel, and that the Hamas militant group would win presidential elections if they were held today.

The poll found 86 percent of respondents believe the shrine is in grave danger from Israel. It said 80 percent supported individual attacks by Palestinians who have stabbed Israelis or rammed cars into crowded train stations.

A different poll by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, also released Tuesday, asked about the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge.

A little over half of Palestinians (53.2 percent) said they believed the Palestinian Resistance won its two recent armed conflicts with Israel, and 27.3 percent said they didn’t think Hamas came out on top.

The Palestinians were also asked about the means of resistance, with 59.6 percent supporting rocket fire at Israel, only 5.1 percent oppose it and 21.3 percent were unsure.

To summarize, Arab occupiers of historically Jewish lands overwhelmingly believe in terrorism and war against Israelis. From as little as 2-1 who believe that Hamass won the most recent war, to 4-1 who support stabbing Jews randomly, to 12-1 support for indiscriminate shelling of Jews in Israel.

And they would elect the local chapter of ISIS, Hamass, to run their government, just as they did in Gaza.

Exactly with whom is Israel supposed to make peace?

You can’t build fast enough to suit me, Israel. Every home you build on your historic land displaces a half to four-fifths to 11/12ths of a terror supporter. Ranch or colonial?

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No Wonder Obama Wants Sanctions Against Israel!

It’s filled with…Jews!

A preacher at the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem – Judaism’s holiest site – engaged in blatant incitement against Jews and Israel in an impromptu speech two weeks ago, in remarks translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

“Let me start by saying that talking about the traits of the Jews requires one to get into a special mode, because when talking about the Jews, we are talking about a people to whom every single vile trait has been attributed,” the preacher, named as Sheikh Omar Abu Sara, begins. “They were the masters of these vile traits and they taught their secrets to others.”

“These traits were registered in the Quran, which depicted all aspects of the lives of the Jews in the most abominable images,” he continued. “These traits are the same today as they were in the days of yore.”

The preacher then continues to slam Jews, calling them the “most evil of Allah’s creations,” claiming that they “kill prophets,” and saying “it was Jews whom Allah turned into apes and pigs.”

Tens of Arabs can be seen sitting or standing, watching the preacher.

“I say to the Jews: the time for your slaughter has come,” he added. “The time to fight you has come, the time to kill you has come.”

I’m sure Obama is unaware of this sort of talk (at Islam’s third holiest site—and Israel’s most). He never heard Jeremiah Wright’s rants either.

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Hating on the Hebrew: High School Edition

Hamass a terrorist organization? Tish-tosh, what piffle. They’re the Elks, the Lions, the Hyenas:

Parents groups are up in arms after a recent report found public schools in Newton, Massachusetts presented whitewashed versions of Hamas and Palestinian Authority (PA) charters, as well as other materials posing the destruction of Israel as acceptable.

The findings were made through an investigation of classroom materials by the independent watchdog group Verity Educate, which discovered “repeated instances of bias against Israel, bias against the US and its actions in the Middle East, and bias that sanitizes the ideology and actions of terrorists.”

Parents groups are up in arms after a recent report found public schools in Newton, Massachusetts presented whitewashed versions of Hamas and Palestinian Authority (PA) charters, as well as other materials posing the destruction of Israel as acceptable.

The findings were made through an investigation of classroom materials by the independent watchdog group Verity Educate, which discovered “repeated instances of bias against Israel, bias against the US and its actions in the Middle East, and bias that sanitizes the ideology and actions of terrorists.”

“The use of anti-Israel material in this affluent suburb, which prides itself on the quality of it’s self-proclaimed ‘world-class’ schools, has been a controversial issue for the past three years, ever since a fourteen-year-old student found a false, anti-Israel passage in required reading for a high school World History class,” notes PENS.

The group adds that while that text three years ago was removed, the recent report shows the anti-Israel bias is alive and well in Newton.

What the article neglects to mention is that Newton has a fairly large Jewish population. I would say that this makes the story even more offensive, but for all I know the idiot liberal Jews in Newton either support this hatred, or at least feel too shamed to stop it.

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One Person’s Massacre is Another Person’s Muslimity

In absence of honesty from our elected leaders, we must turn to others (Caroline Glick) to learn the truth:

The horrible truth is that all of the anti-Jewish slaughters perpetrated by our Arab neighbors have been motivated to greater or lesser degrees by Islamic Jew-hatred. The only difference between the past hundred years and now is that today our appeasement-oriented elite is finding it harder to pretend away the obvious fact that we cannot placate our enemies.

No “provocation” by Jews drove two Jerusalem Arabs to pick up meat cleavers and a rifle and slaughter rabbis in worship like sheep and then mutilate their bodies.

No “frustration” with a “lack of progress” in the “peace process,” can motivate people to run over Jewish babies or attempt to assassinate a Jewish civil rights activist.

The reason that these terrorists have decided to kill Jews is that they take offense at the fact that in Israel, Jews are free. They take offense because all their lives they have been taught that Jews should live at their mercy, or die by their sword.

Again, what Obama et al insist on calling Not-Islam is Islamic to the core:

Our neighbors are taught that Muhammad, the founder of Islam, signed the treaty of Hudaybiyah in 628 as a ploy to buy time during which he would change the balance of power between his army and the Jews of Kuraish. And 10 years later, once his army gained the upper hand, he annihilated the Jews.

Today’s hudna—hence our occasional post title Boyz ‘n’ the Hudna.

Haj Amin el-Husseini’s first act as the founder of the Palestinian Arab identity was to translate The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and serialize them in the local press.

During the Arab jihad of 1936-1939, Husseini’s gangs of murderers killed more Arabs than the British did. He targeted those who sought peaceful coexistence with the Jews.

His successor Yasser Arafat followed his example.

During the 1988-1991 Palestinian uprising, the PLO killed more Palestinians than the IDF did. Like Husseini, Arafat targeted Palestinians who worked with Israel.

You cannot solicit murder among those who haven’t been taught that committing murder is an act of heroism.

Let me clear away the brush of double-negatives: murder is easy, even inevitable, among those taught that murder is heroic, an act of faith.

And not just among the terrorists themselves:

On Tuesday, Israel’s social media outlets were filled with angry rebukes of Western media outlets from CNN to MSNBC to CBS, to the BBC. All these networks, and many others, did everything in their power to explain away the synagogue slaughter as just another instance of a cycle of violence. That is, they all sought to frame the discussion in a way that would lead their viewers to the conclusion that the slaughter of praying rabbis was justified.

While appalling, the coverage was not the least surprising. The Western elite media’s devotion to their false narrative of Israeli culpability for all the problems in the region is absolute. Networks would rather wreck their professional reputations than tell the truth.

Together with the EU, the American policy elite and the Obama administration, the media place Israel’s leaders in a bind. Every step they take to defend the country and protect the rights of Jews meets with automatic and libelous condemnation.

Glick is full of actions Israel can take—and must take—to safeguard its future, and I don’t dispute any of them. But we must first learn the lesson of who commits such acts of depravity, and why. And that takes listening more deeply than our articulate president has yet articulated.

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In Other Terrorism News…

Sorry to bother you with this…

Daniel Bronstein, the victim of the iron bar attack, spoke about his experiences to Arutz Sheva on Wednesday.

“I passed by the Safra square to the New Gate, near the Light Rail,” he said. “Suddenly, five Arabs arrived and sprayed pepper spray in my eyes.”

The Arabs shouted at him to “move” before spraying the pepper spray, he said.

Bronstein was then beaten, but he does not remember details of events.

“I don’t remember exactly what happened from that point on,” he noted. “I saw blood leaking from the back of my head and realized that it was trailing down my body…later, I found out I had been hit on the head. I did not see my assailants at all. I sat down and tried to call someone for help but couldn’t because my hands were shaking.”

Suck it up. You’re alive aren’t you?

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Lame And Lamer

But which is which?

For the first time since the beginning of the current wave of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday issued a condemnation of the latest such act.

Abbas was forced to condemn the Har Nof synagogue attack after facing pressure from US Secretary of State John Kerry, who had phoned the PA president twice over the past few days to demand that the Palestinians stop anti-Israel incitement. On Tuesday, Kerry issued a call to the PA leadership to condemn the Har Nof attack.

Kerry’s pressure prompted Abbas to issue two condemnations of the incident. The first came in the form of a terse statement published by official PA news agency Wafa, in which the Palestinian leadership condemned the “killing of worshipers in a synagogue and all acts of violence regardless of their source.”

The statement also called for an end to “incursions and provocations by settlers against the Aksa Mosque.”

Later, Abbas’s office issued a second statement, which again condemned the Har Nof attack and “assaults on the Noble Sanctuary [Temple Mount].”

News Flash: Jews will continue to go to the Kotel and Jerusalem – all of it – is the capital of Israel. But, leaving that aside, who’s more of a dolt, John Kerry or Abu Mazen?

– Aggie

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From Brookline to Jerusalem

He was one of us:

One of the four people killed in an attack Tuesday at a Jerusalem synagogue was from a prominent local Jewish family.

Rabbi Moshe Twersky, 59, graduated from Brookline’s Maimonides School in 1973. In a statement, the school, which was founded by Twersky’s grandfather, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, said it “is engulfed in grief and outrage” at his slaying.

Twersky lived in Jerusalem for more than 30 years, the school said, and was dean of a Jewish academy he founded there.

According to The Jerusalem Post, “Twersky lived in the Har Nof neighborhood close to the ‘Kehilat Yaakov’ synagogue where the terror attack was carried out.”

The Post added:

Twersky was the elder son of renowned rabbi and author Rabbi Yitzhak (Isadore) Twersky of Boston, and a grandson of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, one of the principle philosophers and founders of the Modern Orthodox movement.

The late Yitzhak Twersky was a professor of Hebrew literature at Harvard University and served as founding director of its Center for Jewish Studies.

Barry Shrage, president of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, says Moshe Twersky was in Jerusalem continuing his family’s focus on religious education.

“[The family] had a huge impact on Jewish thought, and on the development of Jewish thought, here in Boston and throughout the world,” Shrage said. “The loss can be incredibly deeply felt because there’s just no one to replace him.”

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Arabs Celebrate Death of Jews

Every day is Halloween in Gaza:

The families of the two terrorists who killed four people in a brutal attack in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday morning have hailed the two as heroes, as candies to celebrate the attack were handed out in the West Bank and Gaza.

“We got the usual death notification and we shouted with joy, people here also handed out candies to guests who came to visit and were happy for the martyrs.”

He said that the family had been surprised by the attack, and that the two terrorists had not had any political affiliation. “We had not expected it to happen,” he said. “One of them is married with three children; I do not know what will happen.”

He added: “Praise God. For a person to die as a martyr is a great thing.”

And they tell us that the Arabs want peace. Why don’t I believe them?

Rather I believe in Netanyahu’s observation: “The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms there would be no more war.”

Ain’t that the truth.

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Temple Terror in Jerusalem

Can’t find a softer target than this:

Four people were killed, including one policeman, in a terror attack at a synagogue in a Jerusalem neighborhood Tuesday morning.

Police said two attackers from East Jerusalem entered the synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood at 7 a.m. and began attacking worshipers at morning prayers with a gun, a meat cleaver, and an ax.

Both terrorists were killed by police within seven minutes.

Israel Police said there were six injured, including two policemen, one of whom was seriously injured, and another moderately hurt.

A man who prays at the synagogue told The Times of Israel that one of the victims was American, and another British. That report has not yet been confirmed.

The attack occurred at the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue, located in a religious institution which includes a study hall.

One of the worshipers said the two terrorists shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack, and entered the synagogue without their faces covered.

Photos taken from inside the synagogue after the attack showed bloodied male worshipers lying on the floor, still wrapped in their prayer shawls and phylacteries.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene security consultations around noon, his office said.

“This is the direct result of the incitement led by Hamas and Abu Mazen,” he said, referring to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “Incitement that the international community irresponsibly ignores.”

“We will respond with a strong hand to the cruel murder of Jews who came to pray, and were caught by dark murderous hands,” promised Netanyahu.

You have our blessing to do so, Prime Minister, and our prayers.

May we also offer a model for how to deal with such people going forward:

Egypt will double to one kilometre (0.62 mile) the depth of a security buffer zone it is clearing on its border with the Gaza Strip after some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

Egypt declared a state of emergency in the border area after at least 33 security personnel were killed last month in two attacks in the Sinai Peninsula, a remote but strategic region bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal.

It also accelerated plans to create a 500-metre deep buffer strip along the border by clearing houses and trees and destroying subterranean tunnels it says are used to smuggle arms from Gaza to militants in Sinai.

“A decision was taken to increase the buffer zone along the border in Rafah to one kilometre. The decision … came after the discovery of underground tunnels with a total length of 800 to 1,000 metres,” the state MENA news agency said.

As we reported last time we visited this story, every inch of turf comes out of Gaza, not Egypt. Talk about your apartheid state (and they’re both Arabs)! Gaza’s Egyptian border runs 11k, so you can subtract 11 km2 from its 360. If Israel followed suit, another 51 km2 would be rendered terror-free.

It wouldn’t save worshippers in a synagogue in Jerusalem (there are other ways), but it’s a start to a secure people living safely within their borders—the Jordan and the Mediterranean.

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