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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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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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And the Difference Is…?

Journalist…terrorist… [shrug]:

Abdullah Murtaja, a Palestinian killed in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge on August 25, has been described by the United Nations for the past several months as a civilian “journalist.”

According to reports, Murtaja worked for the Hamas-affiliated Al Aqsa TV satellite channel, and was killed during shelling of the al-Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City.

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said in a statement from August:

“I condemn the killing of Abdullah Murtaja. Journalists must be able to carry out their work in safe conditions and their civilian status needs to be respected at all times. Society needs to be kept informed of events, never more so than when living in the shadow of conflict.”

But a video portraying Murtaja “reporting” from Gaza in full jihadist uniform with rifle in hand, had disproved their civilian journalist theory.

“On 14 November, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, issued an update about the statement she issued on 29 August, 2014, regarding Abdullah Murtaja, in the context of UNESCO’s mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom.”

“The original statement issued on 29 August was in line with UNESCO’s policy of condemning all killings of journalists. During this week, information has been brought to the attention of UNESCO that Mr Murtaja was a member of an organized armed group — an active combatant, and, therefore, not a civilian journalist. This has come to light in a video was posted recently on the Internet with Abdullah Murtaja speaking as a member of an organized armed group.”

“UNESCO therefore withdraws the statement of 29 August.”

Whoop-di-frickin’-do. At least the guy admitted his bias. I wish reporters for the New York Times and NPR cut like videos. Same goes for every United Nations agency.

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This is Quick

This is why the UN, the EU, and the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians are…temper, BTL, temper…irksome:

Four days after Palestinian terrorist Ibrahim Al-Akari killed two and injured more than 13 Israelis in Jerusalem, the UN- and EU-funded Al-Quds University honored him by naming a tournament after him.

That’s almost haiku-like in its clarity and brevity. Let me respond in kind.

Go eat [bleep] and die,
Al-Quds University,
And E-U, U-N.

I have the soul of a poet.

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Hey, Bankie Moon!

You got some splainin’ to do.

Still:

Nearly five months after a United Nations agency pledged to investigate rockets found on its premises during this summer’s Gaza war, no such inquiry has taken place.

While other UN institutions have rolled out commissions of inquiry into Operation Protective Edge, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, known as UNRWA, has yet to launch the promised probe to examine the circumstances of three separate instances in which rockets having been placed in schools it operates.

How these weapons got into the schools and what happened to them afterwards remains somewhat unclear. UNRWA says it returned the rockets to “the local authorities,” which Israeli officials charge means they found their way back to Hamas and might have been fired at Israeli civilians.

On Monday, UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon launched an “internal and independent” inquiry into incidents that involved UN premises during Operation Protective Edge, including the shelling by Israeli forces of UNRWA schools and the rockets found there.

Can’t ask for more than that. Though…how an investigation can be both “internal and independent” is a little unclear to me.

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Today’s lesson, boys and girls…

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Jews in the News [UPDATED] [AGAIN]

There’s a bit of a kerfuffle in Israel over a policeman shooting a knife-wielding Arab dead.

Over what, you ask? Well, it seems that while wielding his knife, the terrorist was also backing up (or so it appears on security camera footage). Still, the policeman said he feared for his life.

Wonder why?

A young man was seriously wounded in a stabbing at Tel Aviv’s Hahagana train station on Monday afternoon.

The attacker was in police custody, Israel Radio reported. Initial reports said that the suspect was a 25-year-old Palestinian man from Nablus who had illegally entered Israeli territory. Police were interrogating the man and had forwarded his identity to the Shin Bet security agency.

Unconfirmed reports said that the man was an IDF soldier, but the army would not immediately provide comment.

After all, it’s not like the knife-wielders haven’t been warned:

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Monday responded to the rioting and calls for investigation over the shooting of an Arab terrorist in Kafr Kanna in the Galilee, who attacked officers with a knife on Saturday night.

“Someone who goes crazy with a knife on a police car is being portrayed almost like an innocent child, a saint that was killed,” Liberman said.

The foreign minister continued “we saw the pictures, and we saw incidents in the past in which officers did not act firmly and paid with their lives. Whoever attacks with a knife has to understand he is endangering his life – that must be the message.”

In the incident, the terrorist Hir Hamdan was captured on video attacking a police car repeatedly with a knife, and stabbing at an officer who tried to exit the vehicle. When the officer finally managed to make his way out, he shot the knife-wielding terrorist dead.

In a related story:

“I am alive and that is excellent,” recounted the man, who was identified as Moshe. “I was returning from work and on the way I entered the area of the riot. They stopped me, tried to talk to me but I did not understand anything because it was in Arabic. They started throwing rocks at me and setting the car on fire.

“When the car started to burn a few people helped me get out from the right side of the vehicle. It took a few seconds. I felt fire and I felt that the car was burning. I tried to hide under the seat from the rocks, and then they helped me get out of the car and really pushed me into the car of some person who took me to the police station.”

You won’t hear a peep of this story, or any like it, in the press. Arab lynches Jew is the Middle East version of dog bites man. But Jew shoots (knife-wielding maniacal) Arab terrorist, that’s news.

In furthur un-news:

A young woman was stabbed to death and two other people were wounded in a terrorist attack at a hitchhiking station outside the town of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion Monday evening – the second such attack in less than 12 hours.

The 25-year-old woman died of neck wounds, according to paramedics.

A 26-year-old man who was also stabbed is in light to moderate condition and a 50-year-old was hurt in the jaw and is in light condition.

Witnesses say the terrorist tried to run down his victims with a car at first, but failed, and then got out of the car and began stabbing.

The guard at the gate of the community of Alon Shvut came running to the scene of the rampage and shot the terrorist in the chest several times.

Police said the terrorist was evacuated to hospital with serious injuries but died en-route. He has since been identified as Maher Hamdi al-Hashalmoun, a resident of Hevron.

UPPERDATE:
Did Jen Psaki say the Israelis should have done more to prevent violence to the terrorist?

UPPESTDATE:
Sigh…

Almog Shiloni, the 20-year-old IDF soldier who was critically wounded in a terrorist stabbing attack at the entrance to Tel Aviv’s Hahagana train station on Monday, has died of his wounds.

To repeat, this is why policemen get out of their cars guns blazing when squaring off against knife-wielding terrorists. Thank goodness.

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Hating on the Hebrew, State Department Edition

John Kerry’s touching, empathic response to the terrorist murder in Jerusalem today:

[I]t only makes matters worse. It only raises tensions.”

“We urge everybody to try to step back and find a way to create enough calm and enough space to be able to negotiate these difficult issues,” he added.

Okay, to be fair, the full quote:

“That is not just a terrorist act and an … atrocity, but it only makes matters worse. It only raises tensions.”

“We urge everybody to try to step back and find a way to create enough calm and enough space to be able to negotiate these difficult issues,” he added.

“Tensions…calm and space… difficult issues…” Go [bleep] yourself.

Hamass knows what this was:

“Hamas salutes its hero-martyr Ibrahim al-Akari, likewise hero-martyrs Abdelrahman Shaludi and Muataz Hijazi,” the Islamist group said in a statement, referring to the perpetrators of two recent terrorist attacks in Jerusalem.

Why doesn’t Kerry ever criticize this?

A cartoon showing an Israeli soldier about to rape the Al-Aqsa Mosque portrayed as a woman in jail was posted today by the National Security Forces of the Palestinian Authority. A woman is weeping in a prison cell while an Israeli soldier is undoing his pants outside the cell, saying: “Come on, sweetheart.” The woman is wearing a headdress shaped as the Dome of the Rock. The cartoon appeared with the text: “Daily cartoon: Al-Aqsa is being raped.”

This cartoon appears while tension is high in Jerusalem and Palestinian officials are repeatedly telling Palestinians that Jerusalem and its Muslim holy places are in danger.

Is it me, or does Al Aqsa look like Kim Kardashian? How you doin’, darlin’?

The PA is screaming for a pogrom against Jews in Jerusalem, and Kerry speaks of “difficult issues”. He joins Neville Chamberlain, Charles Lindbergh, and Joseph Kennedy in terrible judgements in character.

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In Other News…

Hamass celebrates the US elections in its own special way:

One person has been killed and at least 13 wounded in Jerusalem, when a terrorist drove a car into a crowd of pedestrians at the Shimon Hatzadik train station, located on Shimon Hatzadik street north of the Old City and not far from the Municipality building.

Shortly after the attack one of those wounded in the attack – identified as a border policeman – was pronounced dead on his way to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.

A total of five victims are being described as in “serious” condition, at least two of whom have already been admitted to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. At least two others are “moderately” wounded.

The terrorist continued driving after running over an initial group of around five pedestrians, striking others before crashing into another car, and then another, before finally stopping. He then left the vehicle with an iron bar in his hand and started hitting passersby.

Border Patrol officers on hand at the scene shot the terrorist dead.

A terrible, terrible story. With as happy an ending as possible under the circumstances.

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Apartheid State Update

If Israel is a “cancer” (as many Hamass-types describe it), I guess it takes one to know one:

The sister of Hamas senior official Moussa Abu Marzouk is being treated in an Israeli hospital for cancer, Israel Radio reported Monday.

The hospitalization of the sister of Abu Marzouk is the latest case of a relative of a member of the terror group being treated in Israel despite a toxic relationship with the Jewish state.

The 60-year-old woman, who was not named in the report or by medical officials, suffers from advanced-stage cancer. Her condition is critical, and she remains hospitalized in Israel, according to the report.

Despite the ongoing state of war between Israel and Hamas, Israel has allowed Palestinians to enter Israel for medical treatments not available in Gaza.

This policy has meant that the family members of Hamas leaders often receive medical treatments in the Jewish state. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has seen his mother-in-law, daughter and granddaughter all treated in Israeli hospitals.

Last month, Haniyeh’s daughter was hospitalized at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital for “a number of days,” according to a hospital spokesman. The hospital did not disclose her medical condition, but Reuters reported the treatment followed complications during a standard medical procedure the woman had undergone in Gaza.

In June, Haniyeh’s 68-year-old mother-in-law was treated in Augusta Victoria Hospital, near Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives.

And in November 2013, Haniyeh’s one-year-old granddaughter received treatment in Israel for an infection in her digestive tract. She was evacuated to an Israeli hospital in critical condition, but was returned to her family in Gaza after her condition was deemed incurable, an Israeli military spokesman said. The girl later died of her condition.

Ahmed Yousef, a senior Hamas official in Gaza, said at the time that Haniyeh was left with little choice. He said the girl’s case was life-threatening, and with Gaza’s borders virtually sealed by Israel and Egypt, there was no other place to go.

“If you are on the verge of death, and your enemy is the only one to treat you, of course you will resort to him,” he said. “Children of Hamas leaders are human beings.”

I guess; though how inhuman beings give birth to human beings is beyond me.

All you critics of Israel, line up to contribute to the ISIS medical fund. If you don’t pay for some Islamic State’s great aunt to get her teeth fixed, shut the [bleep] up.

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What is Rarer Than a Day in June?

A Temple Mount Jew:

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Likud MK Moshe Feiglin visited the Temple Mount on Sunday, pressing for Jews to be allowed to pray there despite heightened tensions over its status – and despite a call to “tone down” rhetoric on Judaism’s holiest site from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

An AFP photographer said Feiglin visited the compound in Jerusalem Sunday morning, and was met with slurs from Muslims crying “Allahu akbar” (God is greater).

Feiglin visited the Mount following the attempted murder of Temple Mount rights advocate Yehuda Glick on Wednesday.

Not despite Netanyahu’s call to “tone down”—because of it. I’m a big fan of Bibi, but there’s nothing about the status to keep quo:

Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) on Sunday joined in calls for Israel to change the status quo by allowing Jews not only to visit the compound but also to pray there.

“Jews must be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount. There is enough room for everybody,” he argued.

Netanyahu, who has repeatedly said he has no intention to change the status quo, on Saturday urged MKs to act “responsibly” in the face of mounting tensions.

He recently folded to Jordanian pressure by promising to maintain the discriminatory status quo by which the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust) has forbidden Jewish prayer.

What does the Waqf think it is, the IRS? Houston’s mayor?

Is the Vatican administered by Hindus who forbid prayers by Catholics? Do Buddhists run Mecca, keeping a watchful eye on any Muslim who might even be thinking Allah is anything close to akbar? Is this situation any less insane? No, no, and no, if you’re keeping score.

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