Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

 

The Over-Dramatization of Israel’s “Dilemma”

editor 3 June 2017

By Dr. Max Singer.. BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 479, May 28, 2017

Executive Summary: Israel is not facing a dilemma about how much, if any,  land to give up from the West Bank, because the Palestinians will not agree to take land and cannot be forced to do so. The Palestinian community sees peace with Israel as defeat in their 100-year struggle. Continued Israeli occupation is one of the Palestinians’ best weapons against Israel, and they will not give it up while their war to eliminate Israel continues. (more…)

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Palestinians paid terrorists $1b in past 4 years, Knesset panel hears

editor 1 June 2017

By Times of Israel Staff.. Day after reports of Trump shouting at Abbas about incitement, former top official dismisses PA claims that it is making ‘social welfare’ payments, saying they are presented as ‘salaries’ in Palestinian budget documents. The Palestinian Authority has paid out some NIS 4 billion — or $1.12 billion — over the past four years to terrorists and their families, a former director general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and ex-head of the army’s intelligence and research division told a top Knesset panel on Monday (May 29, 2017). (more…)

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French Jewish Anger Grows Over Savage Antisemitic Murder of Pensioner at Hands of Muslim in Paris Suburb

editor 1 June 2017

By Ben Cohen.. As further details emerge of the brutal murder of an Orthodox Jewish woman in a Paris suburb at the hands of a Muslim assailant last month, French Jews are increasingly worried and angered by what one prominent member of the community called an “organized silence” surrounding the case.

Dr. Sarah Halimi — a 66-year-old pensioner living in the Paris suburb of Belleville — was murdered in the early hours of April 4 by Kada Traore, a 27-year-old immigrant from Mali. [Photo top right: The Anshei Shalom Synagogue in St. John’s Wood, a Sephardic synagogue, opened 13 years ago with very few French Jews. Today, 70 percent of the 160-member congregation is French.] (more…)

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Alan Dershowitz: Terrorism Persists Because It Has Been Rewarded

editor 26 May 2017

By Alan Dershowitz.. Every time a horrendous terrorist attack victimizes innocent victims we wring our hands and promise to increase security and take other necessary preventive measures. But we fail to recognize how friends and allies play such an important role in encouraging, incentivizing, and inciting terrorism. (more…)

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Innocent Palestinian Girl Shot by Israeli Troops in Jerusalem

editor 22 May 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. A 16 year old Palestinian girl died yesterday. It’s true, she did. CNN will tell you. BBC will attempt to inform you. Reuters will shout it to the world. Even Times of Israel and Haaretz will quickly report about this and their reporters will mourn for that innocent child. That Innocent Child was shot by Israeli soldiers (never mind that the soldiers were not much older than the child). She was an innocent child, the daughter of someone. She’ll never live to marry, to bring children into this world. She’ll never raise them… (more…)

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Danon calls on UNSC to take action against PA’s Payments to Terrorists

editor 17 May 2017

By Danielle Ziri.. “It is absurd to condemn terror, while at the same time paying terrorists.” NEW YORK – Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon asked the UN Security Council on Thursday (May 11, 2017) to “take action” and call on the Palestinian Authority to stop paying terrorists for killing civilians in Israel. “In 2016, the PA dedicated almost $130 million of its budget to paying imprisoned terrorists,” he said during a short press conference. “They spent another $175 million in allowances to the families of so-called martyrs. [Photo top right: Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon. (photo credit: Courtesy of The Israeli Mission at UN)].
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Bright Days and Dark Days

editor 21 April 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. For many in Israel, it has been a week of vacation, celebrating a holiday that starts off with a lot of work and then melts down to good food, good rest, good times with family. But interwoven in the good of the last week, there have been underlying elements of darkness that make me nervous. I’ve been watching the situation in North Korea and Syria. It takes so little to start a war, and so much to stop one and the people who suffer most are rarely those who press the Start button. (more…)

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Iran vows ‘Death to Israel’ as it unveils its latest missiles during National Army Day parades (but at least one looks like North Korea’s ‘fake’ wonky rocket)

editor 21 April 2017

By Gareth Davies.. Iran has paraded a missile with the sign ‘Death to Israel’ attached to it during a huge military parade showcasing deadly weapons this morning (April 18, 2017).  The ceremony was held in the capital Tehran and troops from all units took part to mark National Army Day in the country, but one weapon in particular looked a lot like a North Korean missile critics said was a fake at a similar parade. The nose of a rocket mounted onto a bigger missile appears to be pointing skywards, in the same way the North Korean weapon was comically built which prompted people to take to Twitter to say it was an empty, painted box. (more…)

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To Reach a Solution, First Define The Problem

editor 17 April 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Both proponents of the “two-state” and “greater Israel” solutions are completely missing the point… In the following video Melanie Phillips defends the opinion that before you ask “what is the solution” one should define the problem first. Watch the video below. (more…)

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World Shrugs as Hizballah Prepares Massive Civilian Deaths

editor 30 March 2017

By Noah Beck.. Originally written for the Investigative Project on Terrorism

Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently warned Israel that his Iran-backed terror group could attack targets producing mass Israeli casualties, including a huge ammonia storage tank in Haifa, and a nuclear reactor in Dimona. Also last month (February, 2017), Tower Magazine reported that, since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Iran has provided Hizballah with a vast supply of “game-changing,” state-of-the art weapons, despite Israel’s occasional airstrikes against weapons convoys. [Photo top right:A rocket display in the southern town of Sderot, for years Hamas’s primary target (photo credit: Moshe Shai/Flash 90)] (more…)

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