Sunday, July 12, 2020

Gravity: It still works. Even for the Palestinians.

No, gravity is not one of the laws that can be ignored as "Palestine exception."

The Palestinian National Council for Promoting Values is now promoting the concept that "what goes up must come down", and is encouraging people to refrain from "celebratory gunfire".



Who would ever have guessed that shooting in the air is harmful behavior that could possibly hurt someone? Yet in the Palestinian territories it takes a public service campaign to get the message across that gravity still works.



A fatwa had been issued earlier, but it had been largely ignored.

Fatwa: The reign of shooting in the air
Shooting shots on occasions, such as joys, success, and funerals, is legally forbidden, a Muslim is not permitted to do so; for the following five reasons:

1. These actions include harm to Muslims without right; they may cause infallible death, or injury, and one of the reasons for the deserving of painful punishment, the Almighty said: {And those who harm the believers and the believer without gaining, have lost Endure slander and manifest sinthmạ [Parties: 58].

2. The intimidation of the Muslim is forbidden and of the great, and the shooting in the air is not without intimidation of women, children and passers by; Abdul Rahman bin Abi Layla said: The owners of Muhammad peace be upon him told us that they were with the Prophet (peace be upon him) Peace be upon him, a man of them fell asleep, so some of them went to a rope with him, and he took him, so he panicked, and said, ′′ Peace be upon him, ′′ It is not possible for a Muslim to terrorize a Muslim ′′ (Abu Dawood: 5004), and about my father Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him) said: (Whoever refers to his brother with iron, the angels curse him until he calls him, even if his brother to his father and mother) (Muslim: 2616).

3. Islam has forbidden to carry arms exposed; lest it harm Muslims accidentally; for the hadith of Abi Musa, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: (If anyone passes in our mosque or in our market with nobility, let's catch On her blade, or he said: Let his palm be arrested if one of the Muslims afflicts something) (Bukhari: 452, and Muslim: 2615).

As the law forbids pointing arms at a Muslim; lest it remove his hand; Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, said: (No one points to his brother with weapons, he does not know anyone may Satan takes off in his hand, and falls into a pit of fire) (Bukhari: 7072, and Muslim: 2617; how can he who uses weapons, and fires in the air, and between alleys, and in the roads?!

4. Shooting in the air is a waste of money in his legitimate face, and this is a forbidden waste, Allah forbade him by saying: {Indeed, the wasteful were brothers of demons and Satan was for his Lord is honorable} [Isra: 27].

5. The possession of weapons is a law to defend religion, to lie about souls and symptoms, and to provide it to the jihad for the sake of Allah from the power we have been commanded to prepare, it cannot be used in vain and oppression, otherwise it will become a use of weapons There is no intention, and in this is disbelievers, and God forbid.

According to the above: The shooter in the air is legitimately sinful, and guarantor of all that reckless acts of people's lives and property, and if shooting in the air kills a soul - God's destiny - it is semi-intentional killing, In which the penalty is severe; he deliberately fires without legitimate need, knowing that he is a thought of destroying souls.

The judicial and police authorities are also legally required to prevent these mischievous acts; the consequent corruption that harm people in their souls, their eternal and their money, and it is known that the duty of the Sultan is to preserve the interests of Muslims; to bring benefits to them, and pay Corrupting them, allowing fools to shoot shots on different occasions is a great corruption.

God Almighty knows.

✍️ Muhammad Suleiman Nasrallah Alfra
Friday 22 Shawwal 1439 AH
6 July 2018 AD


As of this week, the campaign appears to be a failure. A paramedic was wounded near Nablus, and given the nature of the wound, it likely from "celebratory gunfire".


Killing their own or wounding their own may not actually matter to the Palestinians because they can always blame Israeli "snipers" and the world will believe them.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Antisemitic Incidents up 12% in California

Antisemitic crimes in California have increased nearly 12% , according to the 2019 publication Hate Crimes in California, released on Thursday by the state’s Criminal Justice Statistics Center.


 
Overall, hate crimes overall declined statewide by 4.8%

Antisemitic bias events rose from 126 in 2018 to 141 in 2019, an increase of 11.9 percent. Anti-Islamic (Islamophobia) bias events fell from 28 in 2018 to 25, a decrease of 10.7%


Anti-Semitic hate crimes have been steadily increasing in California since 2014.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

What are American Police Learning in Israel?

What are American police learning in Israel?   We've heard the lies spread by groups such as JVP and If Not Now.   CAIR also ran with the lies, and went as far as recommending that city governments:

"End police exchange and training programs with Israel and other foreign governments
that engage in human rights violations, including violence against protesters, choke
holds and other forms of police brutality"

in their publication "Ending Racist Police Violence in America"


Has anyone thought to ask American police what they learned from visiting Israel?

In 1992, in an effort to secure the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia State University and the law enforcement community established the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE).
There were three objectives:
*  To enhance inter-agency cooperation between State of Georgia law enforcement agencies and the police force of the State of Israel
*  To offer an educational professional program to senior Israeli law enforcement officials in Georgia, primarily in the area of community policing
*  To offer an educational professional program to senior Georgia law enforcement officials in Israel, primarily in the areas of counter-terrorism and drug interdiction


Kimberly Payne, Major, Atlanta Police Department (2018)
The GILEE experience was one of the highlights of my career. This enriching and impactful experience enhanced my professional development as a leader. The experience with the Israel Police reaffirmed the need to create diversity within the agency so that it is a clear representation of the community served. This then helps gain public trust.”

Ricky Rich, Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Dept. of Driver Services (2017)
“I was most impressed with the intensive training programs for the Israel Police. Integrity, professionalism, determination, and courage, protecting human life, and patriotism are among their core values"

John P. Quigley, Captain, Atlanta Police Department (2016)
“A clear priority, evident to all of us during our visit, was the sensitivity, awareness and commitment of the Israeli National Police Leadership toward ensuring every meeting with citizens, and every police/citizen encounter was focused on earning the trust of the community...Our pride in the brotherhood of Law Enforcement could not have been more inspired by those we met in the Israeli National Police. They are the pinnacle of professionalism, devotion to duty, and commitment to all people and religions. "

Rodney Bryant, Major, Atlanta Police Department (2014)
“One of our greatest challenges in American policing is serving a community that is vastly more diverse than the local police department. Comparatively, the Israeli police are responsible for serving a variety of demographics. I was impressed by the level of community policing efforts employed by the Israeli Police to build relationships and maintain peace among such diverse populations.

Steven D. Heaton, Chief, Fayetteville Police Department (2009)
“I think I can speak for the entire delegation when I say that this program was the highlight of many of our careers. The information learned and shared with our Israeli counterparts was invaluable. The Israel Police are one of the best trained, professional, warm, and accommodating group of people I have met"

The truth is out there. You just need to ask the right people.


Monday, June 29, 2020

Could Ann Arbor voters pick a worse choice than Mozhgan Savabieasfahani for Ward 4?

Could Ann Arbor voters possibly pick a worse choice than Mozhgan Savabieasfahani for Ward 4?

If you lived in Ann Arbor, a leafy enclave in Michigan,  you might be concerned about the cost of housing, or the deteriorating infrastructure. You might want to elect representative to the City Council with a commitment to fix "the damn roads".

Or not.

Mozhgan Savabieasfahani is hoping what motivates Ward 4 voters is local involvement in an intractable foreign conflict thousands of miles away from Michigan.  She is running for Ann Arbor City Council on a "Divest from Israel platform"
Mozhgan Savabieasfahani , Candidate for Ann Arbor City Council

Savabieasfahani is no stranger to activist politics.  Her facebook page is full of the language of demonization and dehumanization as she urges her followers to boycott Israeli "butchers"


Most alarming, Mozhgan Savabieasfahani is part of a contingent that has been harassing members of a local synagogue every Shabbat, when they go to pray.  Much of the signage is unabashedly anti-Semitic.
Photo from the Ann Arbor News 

Photo from the Forward 


The harassment has been going on for years, but was given wider attention when the Lawfare Project filed a lawsuit against the City, and the  protesters. The plaintiffs are Beth Israel Congregation member Marvin Gerber and Ann Arbor resident Dr. Miriam Brysk, a Holocaust survivor.

Brooke Goldstein, Executive Director of The Lawfare Project described the situation:

"The City of Ann Arbor has completely abdicated its responsibility to protect the Jewish community from targeted, racist harassment at the hands of these protesters. There are few greater civil rights violations than impeding the free exercise of worship and assembly, and we are here to demand the city hold the protestors accountable under existing federal, state, and local laws."

Marc Susselman, co-counsel in the lawsuit, added:

"Not only are the protestors harassing innocent people on their way to synagogue, they are actually in violation of the city's ordinances. However, the city has long refused to place even modest restrictions on them. The City of Ann Arbor could have at the very least enforced its own city code to substantially limit the protests, but instead city leaders have done nothing and allowed the harassment to continue for over a decade and a half."

In spite of her history of activism, the Iranian born Savabieasfahani is reported to have registered to vote only recently, in October of 2019.

From the Jewish Journal:

The County chairwoman of the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus Joan Lowenstein has stated “Mozhgan Savabieasfahani’s hate-filled candidacy for Ann Arbor City Council is an affront to the universal values so integral to this city, as one of Michigan’s great intellectual centers.”

For more information on the blatant antisemtism of  Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, see

Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, Candidate for Michigan City Council, Under Fire for Anti-Semitic Synagogue Protests

and 


The election will be held August 4.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The rush to exploit the death of Ahmed Erakat

Ahmed Erakat,  distraught, filmed himself.  The 27 year old's rambling confessional denied he was a spy, and spoke of shaming his family. 

Later, a video camera captured the moment he swerved  his car to hit an Israeli border guard then attempted to dash from the vehicle.

From the police statement: “He waited for a good moment, turned from the center of the lane to get a better angle to hurt the officer and then accelerated, turning his car 90 degrees and lunged wildly at the troops”.

The border guards opened fire, and Erakat was killed.

It was no accident.  “He saw that I took a step, he looked me in the eye, turned the steering wheel and rammed into me, and I flew to the other side” of the road divider, Border Policewoman Shani Orr Hama Kadosh said.

Was the car ramming attack a deliberate attempt to restore honor to his family?

Car ramming attacks have been widely promoted and encouraged in the Palestinian media. The message is clear- use your car as a weapon.




A sampler:

March 2019: An IDF officer was seriously wounded and a border policeman was lightly wounded in a car ramming attack
July 2019 Hizma, just north of Jerusalem: Five IDF soldiers were injured in a ramming attack.

2017 4  people were killed and 11 injured when an Israeli Arab drove his truck into a group plowed into a group of soldiers leaving a bus in East Talpiot.

April 2017 Palestinian  rammed his car into a bus stop, killing Elchai Taharlev (20) injuring one other 

October 2014, a Palestinian rammed his car into a crowd of people waiting at the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem. A three-month-old baby was killed along along with a 22-year-old Ecuadorian. Seven others were injured.

November 2014  A Hamas operative[ deliberately drove a van at high speed into a crowd of people waiting at a light rail station in Jerusalem, then left his van, and attacked pedestrians with a crowbar.  Three people were killed, and thirteen were wounded.

November 2014  Palestinian terrorist attempted to run his vehicle into a crowd waiting at a bus stop,  got out and killed a young woman and wounding two others.

August 2014 Jerusalem tractor attack An Arab terrorist drove a tractor  onto a major street, killing one and  injuring seven others before ramming the tractor into a public bus, overturning the bus and and ramming it repeatedly. 

Others have suggested that Erakat's death might have been a "suicide by cop".

Noura Erakat eagerly attempted to exploit the event, calling Ahmed her "baby cousin".  A family member was quick to correct her,  accusing the Rutgers Professor of using "sensationalist words" to increase her "personal exposure"




The Museum of the Palestinian People also jumped on the bandwagon, and featured an illustration of the attempted murderer, because, well, Jew-hate is something to be exalted,  even at the Museum level. 

And  no, this isn't a museum in Ramallah.  This is one in Washington DC.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Eco-terrorism from Gaza

At least 11 arson fires have been started this week in southern Israel.  This craven eco-terrorism has destroyed crucial habitats and farmland, risked human and animal lives and squandered precious limited resources.  These fires were deliberately set by terrorists in Gaza, in an act of terrorist intimidation directed towards the civilians of southern Israel.


The eco-terrorist attacks have been widely encouraged by the Arab mass media, and through 
social media.



There have been no injuries reported within Israel but there has been appreciable damage to  both crops and wildlife. 

Eco-terrorism.  Does anyone really believe that the Palestinians are doing this because of their love for the land?









Tuesday, May 12, 2020

"Stones" Kill. Israeli soldier murdered in the West Bank


‘You’re my only son, I have nothing,’ wept the father of murdered Israeli soldier Amit Ben-Ygal. The 21 year old was killed after being hit in the head by a rock during a raid in the village of Yabed

The young soldier was murdered just one month before the end of his service.

Palestinians and their fauxgressive apologists in the West want you to believe that "children throwing stones" looks like this.


More often, it looks like this
Palestinian children throwing stones

Or this  
Palestinian children throwing stones

Speaking to reporters, Amit's father Baruch Ben-Ygal, wept “We don’t have anything else. I am broken, I am broken, I am broken, I am crushed...I don’t have words for it.”

UPDATE

Empowered by their "success," Palestinians are using social media to encourage copycat actions.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hamas: Misplaced priorities during the global pandemic

The world is at a standstill with shelter in place orders interupting all but the most basic routines.  Governments are investing significant resources to test and treat Covid-19 patients. Scientists are studying the virus, looking for points of weakness, and potential vaccines. 

And in Gaza, they are shooting rockets at Israeli civilians, and digging terror tunnels.

On Tuesday, a rocket was fired from Gaza, targetting Israeli civilians in the southland. And today the military wing of Hamas- the al-Qassam Brigades- announced the death of 25-year-old Moamen Ahmed Abu Hajar after a terror tunnel he was working in collapsed.

Two examples of the woefully misplaced priorities of Hamas, directing their resources towards terror.

Moamen Ahmed Abu Hajar
Moamen Abu Hajar was given a hero's funeral in Gaza, with no adherence to the  "social distancing" guidelines meant to reduce the spread of infection.

Funeral of Moamen Ahmed Abu Hajar




Moamen Ahmed Abu Hajar in happier times, presented for those that still claim the tunnels are the work of a desperate starving people.


Why is Hamas spending its money, its time, and its energy on terrorism in middle of a global pandemic?  Why do they continually prioritize taking Jewish lives, rather than saving Palestinian ones?

Monday, May 4, 2020

Mays Abu Gosh: Firebomber wannabe, and JVP latest Cause célèbre

Has Jewish Voice for Peace ever met a terrorist they didn't embrace?  Jewish Voice for Peace is so devoid of a moral compass they honored Rasmea Odeh at their annual gala.  Odeh is a vile terrorist whose claim to notoriety was placing a bomb in a kosher grocery store in Jerusalem, just before Shabbat.

Ben Lorber of JVP up close and personal with convicted murderer  Rasmea Odeh


Mays Abu Gosh (aka Mais Abu Gosh) is the latest cause célèbre for Jewish Voice for Peace. 






Mays Abu Gosh's history is difficult to ferret out,  so dominant is the Palestinian narrative on the Web.  She's either

1) a student
2) a journalist
3) student journalist
4) a peace activist

depending on what what piece of agitprop you're reading.

Cospicuously absent from the online  #FreeMays puff pieces are any mention her family, and their history of violent terrorism directed against the Israeli people

Mays Abu Gosh's brother Hussein murdered a 24 year old, Shlomit Krigman, in front of a Beit Horon grocery store in 2016. He was shot by a security guard after he tried to attack  others in the  store. The 17 year old Hussein (yes, another one of the "children" dead in the conflict) had planned to detonate 3 pipe bombs before he was neutralized. His accomplice Ibrahim Osama Allan, 23,  was also killed

Mays Abu Gosh 's cousin Hussein Salem Abu Ghosh, 24, attempted to ram his car into a bus stop, near the town of  Kochav Yaakov.  He was shot to death, still clutching his  knife.

Mays' brother Suleiman is also current in prison.

Mays Abu Gosh is a member of Al-Qutub, the student arm of the terrorist PFLP group on campus and was found with several firebombs in her possession.  (descibed in some of the online hagiographies as "organizing nonviolent student activities" ) She 's been sentenced to 16 months in prison, and a fine of 2,000 NIS.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Thank you, Mayor Breed! San Francisco Honors Israel on her 72nd Anniversary

Last night, San Francisco's City Hall was lit up in blue and white, to commemorate Yom Ha'atzmaut, the 72nd anniversary of Israel's independence.

From the City Hall Lighting Events Calendar:

Thank you, Mayor Breed, for this beautiful gesture of solidarity.



Today, the Israeli flag flies at City Hall, acknowledging again, the bond between our people.


Monday, April 27, 2020

"Palestine is not our cause" is trending in the Arab world

The times, they are a'changin!

The trending hashtag "Palestine is not my cause" (In Arabic  #فلسطين_ليست_قضيتي   ) from the Gulf states is surprising, to say the least. 

Here's a sample of whats appeared  today on Twitter

One post blames the Palestinians for selling their land to the Jews.


Another shows a  Palestinian mother feeding her baby a diet of hatred and treachery


This cartoon seems fairly obvious





The Palestinians reaction to this affront?  Of course, they blamed Israel!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Palestinians compare Jews to viruses on Yom Ha Shoah

In one of the most abhorent PR campaigns in a long history of abhorent PR campaigns, the Palestinians have been encouraged to leave messages on social media, comparing the Jewish people and the Jewish state to the deadly coronavirus.

This campaign of dehumanization has begun on the Yom Hashoah, when we commemorate the 6 million lives lost, because they too, were considered less than human




These and other repulsive images have been shared thousands of time using the hashtag #covid48, a reminder, if you needed one, that this  conflict has never been about the territories captured in the 1967 war- but rather the existence of the state of Israel within any borders.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Gaza Grocery store opens in the Hyper Mall

There was no social distancing in Gaza at this weeks grand opening of a new grocery store in the Hyper mall, the largest mall in Gaza, located in the Nusseirat refugee camp.   Yes, really.


The management initially assured the Gaza public that all precautions were being taken to assure their safety and well being.

Photos were shown on social media of the staff appropriately masked and gloved.

Gaza  Hyper Mall Grocery Store

Gaza  Hyper Mall Grocery Store

Grand opening day looked very different. Inside the mall, there were local celebrities (actor and comedian Mahmoud Zuaiter) giveaways, and huge shoulder to shoulder crowds.






Yet there was no social distancing.   In view of the coronavirus which has affected over 2,000,000 people worldwide and has left over a hundred thousand dead, this kind of mass gathering is foolhardy and irresponsible.

Its as if the Hamas terror group completely disregarded the health and welfare of the people of Gaza....