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21 teens were killed and 120 were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a disco near Tel Aviv's Dolphinarium. The terrorist mingled with a large group of teenagers, who were standing in line. While waiting, he detonated the explosives strapped to his body.
Suicide bombing at the Dolphin disco
Palestinian terror groups are trying daily to kill Israeli civilians. Every day, Israelis must wonder whether they will face
Hidden bombs in:
Cans of soda
15 people were killed, including 7 children, and about 130 were injured in a suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria.
Bomb explodes in the center of Jerusalem, at a pizza restaurant, at lunchtime.
Tzira Schijveschuurder, 41
Ra'aya Schijveschuurder, 14
Avraham Yitzhak Schijveschuurder, 4
Hemda Schijveschuurder, 25 victims were from the same family (parents and their three children)
They went together to this family restaurant.
They will never come back
His controller was on the list of wanted terrorists submitted by Israel to the Palestinian Authority less then a week before.
Both Hamas and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
Palestinians danced and handed out sweets in West Bank cities to celebrate the suicide bomber's successMeanwhile, celebrating…
We must ask whether the following statements are true or false:
2. Israel will not end the occupation and give up land for peace.
3. The Arabs are the David in this conflict. Israel is Goliath, using excessive force against stone-throwing Palestinians.
True or False?
Arafat and the Palestinians want to live in peace, side by side with Israel.
November 29,1947: United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 calls for the partition of the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state.
The resolution is accepted by the Jews in Palestine, yet rejected by the Arabs in Palestine and the Arab states. Arab violence in the Holy Land breaks out almost immediately.
May 14, 1948: Israel is founded as a democratic state where citizens enjoy freedom without discrimination based on religion, race, or gender. Israel calls for peaceful coexistence with its Arab neighbors.
May 15, 1948: The armies of five neighboring Arab states invade the new State of Israel, which had declared its independence the previous day. The invasion, heralded by an Egyptian air attack on Tel Aviv, is vigorously resisted. From the north, east and south, the armies of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Transjordan, and Egypt invade the new state.
Israel doesn’t lose the war. The Palestinian problem is born.
Before the Six Day War, the Gaza Strip was under Egyptian rule, and Judea & Samaria (the West Bank) were under Jordanian Rule.
The Palestinians never had an autonomy in these areas (or in any other area, for that matter). They didn’t start an uprising against Egypt or Jordan.
Remember, the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) was founded in 1964 -- three years before the Six Day War. Its goal was the destruction of the State of Israel.
Israel didn’t want this war and was forced into it. It also didn’t want to occupy land, and to control another people.
But Israel won the war, against overwhelming odds. Only afterwards, the Palestinians started the violent effort to gain independence in Gaza and the West Bank.
July 25, 2000 - Camp David
At Camp David, President Clinton offered a proposal for the end of the Arab-Israeli conflict. According to his proposal, Israel will give about 96% of the occupied territories, plus about 3% from within Israel. The Palestinians will have an independent state, with east Jerusalem as their capital. Prime Minister Barak accepted the offer. Arafat and his associates refused.
The Palestinians made no counter offer, didn’t even ask for clarifications, but simply started fighting, bringing bloodshed and collective punishments for both Arabs and Jews.
Once again, the Palestinians were offered an independent state alongside Israel. Once again, they refused.
World leaders, and those present at Camp David -- including President Clinton, Dennis Ross, and James Rubin -- blamedArafat for the failure of the Camp David summit.
Clinton to Arafat: “It's all your fault”Newsweek, June 27, 2001
While talking about the imaginary Israeli map at a press conference in Geneva, Arafat wore another map sewn on his sleeve - the map that is part of the PLO official emblem. Arafat always wears this map on his uniform. It is also the symbol which appears on PLO stationary, including the official copies of Arafat's speech distributed in Geneva. In fact, it is the map which appears on the official emblem of all PLO factions.
That map shows the borders of the intended "State of Palestine ", revealing the PLO's intentions to replace the entire State of Israel, including Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem, and not only the administered areas of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
It is an illustration of a propaganda method practiced repeatedly by Arafat - the bigger the lie and the more often it is repeated, the more people will be misled. Against the Big Lie there is only one defense - the Truth.
Some Relevant Quotes.....
“According to the Phased Plan, we will establish a Palestinian state on any part of Palestine that the enemy will retreat from. The Palestinian state will be a stage in our prolonged struggle for the liberation of Palestine on all of its territories.”
Abu Iyad, Araf at' s second-in-command , 1988
“After the Palestinian state wins recognition from most of the nations of the world, as expected, the Israeli presence on Palestinian lands will become illegal and we will fight this with weapons. The battle against the Israeli forces is a right reserved to us.”
Farouk Radoumi, head of the PLO's diplomatic desk, in PA newspaper, AL HAYAT AL-JADEEDA, October 15, l998
“This is Palestine from the (Jordan) river to the Mediterranean sea, from Rosh Hanikra to Rafah (in Gaza) . The gap between Palestinian expectations and the Israeli conspiracy will inevitably lead to a collision.”
"Our Position" issued by Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction of the PLO in PA newspaper AL HAYAT AL-JADEEDA, Dec. 19, 1998
“...Both east and west Jerusalem are waqf . . . not only Jerusalem but rather all of Palestine is Islamic waqf...from a religious standpoint, it is not accepted that waqf be owned by non-Muslims .”
Sheik Ekrima Sabri, Arafat’s appointed Mufti of Jerusalem, interview by IMRA, June 10, 1998.
“The Land of Muslim Palestine is a single unit which cannot be divided . There is no difference between Haifa and Shechem (Nablus) , between Lod and Ramallah, and between Jerusalem and Nazareth . . . the land of Palestine is sacred waqf land for the benefit of all Muslims, east and west. No one has the right to divide it or give up any of it. The liberation of Palestine is obligatory for all the Islamic nations and not only for the Palestinian nation.”
Prayer sermon broadcast live on the PA radio station, April 30, 1999
“The Oslo Accords Were a Trojan Horse; The Strategic Goal is the Liberation of Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea”Faysal Al-Husseini, Palestinian Authority Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, in his Last Interview, 'Al-Arabi' daily newspaper (Egypt), June 24, 2001
From his earliest days, Arafat has indulged in exaggeration and the weaving of myths about his life, insisting, for example, that he was born in Jerusalem even though his birth, in 1929, is clearly recorded in Egypt.
BBC News, 29 November, 2000.
"I am ready to kill for the sake of my cause; wouldn't I lie for it?”
He didn’t take off his uniform when he signed the peace agreement with Israel.
He didn’t even take off his uniform when he received a Nobel prize for peace.
Arafat - What’s in a man’s mind?
In September 1993, former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Arafat signed the Oslo accord, which heralded mutual recognition and the decision of the two sides to abandon the armed struggle and settle their differences by peaceful means. Some seven years later, at the Camp David summit, it became apparent that the diplomatic effort had not borne fruit. Instead of trying anew to exhaust the political channel, Arafat turned to terrorism. Since then, there have been repeated efforts to put an end to the cycle of violence, without success.
Unfortunately, it seem like Arafat didn’t make the change, from a terrorist to a head of state. It can be said, that Arafat didn’t take off his uniform, and not only metaphorically.
”Kill a settler every day.”
”Shoot at settlers everywhere.”
"Woe to you if you let them reach their homes safely or travel safely on the roads.”
"I want you to kill as many settlers as possible.”
"Do not pay attention to what I say to the media, the television or public appearances. Pay attention only to the written instructions that you receive from me.”
Yasser Arafat addressing his people at a public event, July 2001
Palestinian Official TelevisionBroadcasts call for Killing Jews and Americans
"We will not give up a single grain of soil of Palestine, from Haifa, and Jaffa, and Acre, and Mulabbas [Petah Tikva] and Salamah, and Majdal [Ashkelon], and all the land, and Gaza, and the West Bank"
"Allah, deal with the Jews, your enemies and the enemies of Islam. Deal with the crusaders, and America, and Europe behind them, O Lord of the worlds."
"Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them - and those who stand by them - they are all in one trench, against the Arabs and the Muslims - because they established Israel here, in the beating heart of the Arab world, in Palestine. They created it to be the outpost of their civilization - and the vanguard of their army, and to be the sword of the West and the crusaders, hanging over the necks of the monotheists, the Muslims in these lands. They wanted the Jews to be their spearhead”
--Dr. Ahmad Abu Halabiya, a member of the Palestinian Authority's Fatwa Council, October 13, 2000
The Palestinian official television is supported by the U.S.A. and the E.U.
Consider the case of Ikrama Sabri. In July 1997, Sabri called openly for violence against Israeli Jews - “colonialist settlers who are sons of monkeys and pigs.” He beseeched Allah to “take revenge” on them (and, for good measure, to “destroy America, for she is ruled by Zionist Jews”).
Last summer, the mufti whipped up a frenzy over the prospect of Jews praying on the Temple Mount. Any ''Jewish prayer,'' he threatened, would mean “massacres the magnitude of which only Allah knows ... massacres and rivers of blood.” The reaction of the Palestinian Authority? It published Sabri's words in Al Hayat Al Jadidah, the official Palestinian newspaper.
The mufti's blind hatred of Jews is echoed over and over, in every Palestinian venue and medium.
Turn on the TV - a sheik offers “blessings to whoever saved a bullet to put in a Jew's head.” Open the mail - a letter from Arafat praises the Tel Aviv disco terrorist as a “model of manhood and sacrifice.” Send a child to one of the Palestinian Authority's summer camps and he learns that murdering Jews will assure him a place in heaven. Click on the web site of Arafat's PLO faction (www.fateh.net) and read how the killing must continue until “the Zionist state is demolished.”
-- The Boston Globe, August 23, 2001
In a horrific suicide attack against the United States, terrorists crash commercial passenger jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing thousands of innocent people.
September 11, 2001
Attack on America
But amid the shock, rises the human instinct to do something. In Israel, within hours of the attack, citizens spontaneously line up to donate blood, light candles, grieve the dead, and fly the American flag. A national day of mourning is declared as all Israeli flags are lowered to half mast, in respect and sympathy for the American tragedy. The Israeli government is among the first to offer a search and rescue team to help with the rescue efforts. Streets in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem are renamed “Pentagon Rd.” and “New York St.”.
The world is in shock
While in London, Ottawa, Tel-Aviv and Moscow tens of thousands mourn, gave blood and participated in support rallies, in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Lebanon thousands of Palestinians danced and celebrated, chanting “God is Great”, firing in the air and handing out sweets.
But some people did not grieve
“…the thousands and thousands of ordinary Americans ripped yesterday from their families and friends, from their hard work and their good works, from their joys and their melancholy -- these Americans, whose final agonieswere celebrated in the streets of Palestine and elsewhere in the Arab world, a world of captive minds, unworkable economies, and failed societies -- weren't on the front lines. They need no equivalents and have none. They enter our history books as the involuntary but decisive instruments of a great and chastening lesson: that there is true evil in the world and that this evil cannot be placated. It must be fought and, sadly, it must be fought continuously and fiercely.”
The New Republic, September 13, 2001
Why are these people celebrating the death of so many innocent people? How can they be so happy just because American citizens die?
Where does this hatred come from
This hatred was raised and nurtured for many years by poisonous incitement in the Palestinian education and media.
Arafat’s incitement against America should not come as a surprise. It is nothing new. During the Gulf War, in 1991, Yasser Arafat was Saddam Hussein's biggest supporter.. In the West Bank and Gaza thousands of Palestinians marched in anti-U.S. rallies and called on Hussein to destroy the U.S.
Arafat’s legitimacy was hurt due to his support of Saddam Hussein. He learned his lesson… After September 11th,, when he saw his people dancing in the streets and knew how terrible it would look in the press of the free world, he stated that he was “shocked” by what happened in the U.S. The Palestinian Authority threatened AP and Reuters journalists and warned them not to broadcast these images, saying they could not be held responsible for the journalists’ life and safety if they were to do so. . .
With his cynical manipulations of the world media, Arafat reached new depths.
Well, he didn’tREALLYdonate his blood, but the world media got a great show.
The truth is that his blood was spilled right after it was drawn. Since Arafat takes a lot of medications, if his blood had been sent to the U.S., it would have been considered a biological attack…
But as a media gimmick, it was a big success for Arafat.
They hate what they see right here in this chamber: a democratically elected government. Their leaders are self-appointed. They hate our freedoms: our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other.
They want to overthrow existing governments in many Muslim countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. They want to drive Israel out of the Middle East. They want to drive Christians and Jews out of vast regions of Asia and Africa.
- George W. Bush, September 20, 2001
Palestinian children step on American and Israeli flags during military training camps.
The appearance of Palestinian children in these riots is not accidental. The Palestinian Authority has intentionally mobilized Palestinian children to man the front line in its struggle against Israel, frequently using them as shields to protect Palestinian gunmen. This mobilization of Palestinian youth has, moreover, been facilitated by the long-term impact of Palestinian Authority (PA) curricula, government-controlled media, and summer camp programs, which indoctrinated the youth for armed confrontation with Israel even prior to the current crisis.
Peace with Israel is not presented as a goal or discussed as an opinion in the texts. The peace process is not even referred to in the schoolbooks. The Oslo accords are mentioned once, but they are not defined as a peace process, rather, as a point in time connected to the PLO’s return to “Palestine.”
The books do not define the problem in terms of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the territories administered by Israel since 1967 and perceived by the international community to be the essence of the Palestinian problem. The PA is teaching their children that the Palestinian problem is not Israel’s control over the West Bank and Gaza, but Israel’s existence.
“I will take my soul in my hand and toss it into the abyss of death.
And then, either life that will gladden friends or death that will anger the enemy.
The honorable soul has two objectives: achieving death and honor.”
-- “Song of Martyr”, Arabic language for Fifth Grade, p. 60.
The conclusion I drew is that in fact he [Arafat] really can't do a permanent deal. He could never do better than what Clinton put on the table [the bridging proposals presented at the end of December], and he couldn't accept that.
Dennis Ross, June 22, 2001
True or False?
Israel will not end the occupation and give up land for peace.
Just look at the land that Israel willingly gave up for peace with Egypt, including settlements and many resources (Sinai - marked in brown).
Israel made many sacrifices for peace with both Egypt and Jordan. If Arafat will be a Palestinian Sadat or King Hussein, he’ll find a willingness for deep concessions from Israel.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East with civil rights for all its citizens, Jews and Arabs.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East with a free press.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East where women have equal rights.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East where being a homosexual is not considered a crime, and gays have equal rights.
Israelwants nothing more than PEACE, and is willing to give a lot for a real,lasting PEACE.
Israel is the only country in the world which protects itself against suicide bombers seeking its very destruction. The Basques in Spain or the IRA in Ireland don’t use suicide bombers, nor do they declare that they seek to destroy Spain or England.
Israel is not a colonialist country. It didn’t go to look for new land, far away in Africa or the Far East, like European countries did, to conquer. Israel is protecting itself, the only Jewish state. Israel is not fighting for distant strategic interests, like the U.S. in Iraq, or for territory, like the Russians in Chechnya. Israel is fighting to secure the life of its citizens and its existenceagainst an enemy bent on its destruction.
They are dangerous, not only to Israel, but to the entire free world.
If the Israelis were able totrustPalestinianintentions, they would be willing to evacuate the territories and focus on developing their country within agreed boundaries, on the basis of the Green Line. This is not happening, to a large extent, because of the Palestinian behavior. Arafat and his people are threatening Israel's very existence (their demand for exercising the right of return) and with their actions, they are illustrating the inherent aggression of their approach and the inability to rely on their promises.
Under these circumstances, the Israeli public's stormy mood at the sight of the spilled blood in Jerusalem should come as no surprise to anyone.
True or False?
The Arabs are the David in this conflict. Israel is Goliath, using excessive force against stone-throwing Palestinians.
1:22 Arab countries
1:50 population wise
1:800 territory wise
And we didn’t even mention the oil
On May 7, 2001, Israeli patrols discovered a vessel loaded with weaponry bound for a PA-controlled port. Furthermore, it was discovered that this was at least the third time that particular vessel had made a weapons drop in the area.The weapons ranged in destructive power from Hungarian Kalashnikov assault rifles and ammunition to SA-7 Strella missiles and 107 mm Katyusha rockets with fuses, anti-tank mines, and RPG charges. Other weapons found on the Lebanese ship are powerful enough to strike at Tel Aviv.
Under the Oslo accords, the PA is forbidden to have mortars or rockets.
“We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”Golda Meir
The Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace, (CMIP)
A non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established in 1998 under the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York. Its purpose is to encourage the development and fostering of peaceful relations between peoples and nations, by establishing a climate of tolerance and mutual respect founded on the rejection of violence as a means to resolving conflicts.
The Middle East Media and Research Institute (MEMRI)
An independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization. MEMRI was established in February 1998 to study and analyze intellectual developments and politics in the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict, with a particular emphasis on its Israeli-Palestinian dimension. In its research, MEMRI is dedicated to the proposition that the values of liberal democracy, civil society, and the free market are relevant to the Middle East and to United States foreign policy towards the region. Based in Washington.
Project One Soul
Project One Soul has been in existence since November 3/2000 as a non-affiliated, independent and new organization, and has become a vast global network of individuals seeking peace amongst nations.
Christian Action for Israel
Our Goals; Counter the increasing proliferation of destructive anti-semitism and anti-Israel misinformation, expose the prevailing Anti-Israel bias in mainstream media. […]
The Jewish Virtual Library
the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise's Jewish Virtual Library, your source for information about Jewish history, Israel, U.S.-Israel relations, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Judaism.
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