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Senior PA Official Says Jewish Temple Never Existed


The PA campaign to erase Jewish history in the Land of Israel continues.

In an official statement to the press Wednesday, Taysir Tamimi, president of the PA Court System, said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's demand that Arabs recognize Jewish claims to Jerusalem are ridiculous and that the Jewish Temple is a lie. "No archeological evidence has ever been found to support the existence of the Temple," he wrote.

Israeli Leader: Practical Steps Needed for Middle East Peace

By VOA News $

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has agreed with U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell that both Israel and the Palestinians need to take practical steps to advance peace. The two met in London Wednesday to discuss Washington's demand that Israel freeze its construction of settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

In a joint statement, the two men said they had a very productive meeting, and agreed on the importance of restarting "meaningful negotiations" between Israelis and Palestinians.

The Palestinians have said they would not rejoin peace talks until the settlement building stops. Netanyahu's spokesman, Mark Regev, suggested Wednesday that the issue could be resolved soon, and that peace talks could begin within weeks.

Israeli and Palestinian officials have said Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas could meet next month on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

Netanyahu flew to Berlin later Wednesday for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also opposes settlement construction. He told reporters after arriving in Berlin that there are still issues that had not been finalized during the talks with the United States. He said there was progress, but more work needs to be done.

About a half million Israelis live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, where the Palestinians want to build a future state.

However, headlines declaring that President Barack Obama is close to a Mideast peace deal are overly optimistic, according to Israeli and Palestinian officials involved in the negotiations.

One Palestinian official surmised the headlines are meant to generate positive public relations for the U.S. president. "The only deal we are close to is the possibility of eventually beginning talks to one day lead to a peace deal," said an official in Netanyahu's bureau. "Also there may be a photo opportunity next month between Netanyahu and [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas," he said.

An Israeli official in Germany with the prime minister said the U.S. and Israel are close to a compromise on freezing Jewish construction in the strategic West Bank but that no compromise has yet been reached.

He said Netanyahu wants a six-to-eight month freeze in the West Bank only and that housing projects already approved would be allowed to continue. The U.S., however, is demanding a total two-year freeze in both the West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem. Talks are set to continue next week in Washington.

Praising Terrorists

By Ed Ziegler (Commentary)

During peace time, as well as war time, individuals who have preformed above and beyond the call of duty should, and frequently do, receive recognition for their efforts.

Normally conveying recognition occurs after the action and is meant to heap praise on the doer. Many supporters of our Jihadist enemies praise terrorist murderers and suicide bombers before, as well as after, the deed. What kind of person joyously praise known murderers who have just killed civilians or targeted grade school children? Here in the United States such individuals would be looked at as possibly being mentally deranged or just evil.

ADL's April 17, 2002 article "Arab Leaders Glorify Suicide Terrorism" pointed out how prevalent it is in the Arab world to praise murdering terrorists by showing religious political and intellectual leaders praising suicide terrorists.

Linking to will provide names of the individuals making the following statements. "Bombers sacrifice their souls for freedom." "A poem to Martyrs." A telethon raised $100 million for Palestinian "Martyrs." "Hails to the Martyrs." "Egyptian Clerics Voice Support for Suicide Missions."

Then there was the then Palestinian leader, Yasir Arafat, who said "there was no greater honor" and "Oh God, give me martyrdom like this. We are all potential martyrs, the whole Palestinian people." In April 2008, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas granted a special award - the "Sign of Heroism" - to two female terrorists. When so many leaders glorify mass murderers so much that they encourage everyone to strive to become a suicide murderer, how can we consider them other than bloodthirsty?

The April 25, 2007 issue of "Front Page Magazine" reported that official Palestinian TV implicitly called for suicide attacks on Israeli civilians. Then while the song "Oh, Lord, Martyrdom" was played, pictures of Palestinian suicide bombers, in white, floated across the screen.

Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, convicted of murdering 270 people by blowing up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988 received early release due to illness. This mass murderer was showered with glory by being flown home in Libya's president's private plane and accompanied by the president's son. Upon landing in Libya he was greeted by a crowd of cheering people throwing flower petals and wearing T-shirts with his picture. Again what type of people would praise a mass murderer of innocent civilians?

On Feb 1, 2009 World Net Daily reported that a professor of ethnics at the University of Colorado, Ward Churchill, was accused of having compared victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks to Nazis, while praising the suicide hijackers for their "gallant sacrifices." The outcome of Churchill's law suit was decided by Denver District Court Judge Larry Naves. The verdict was that Churchill should neither be reinstated nor receive compensation. I can't fathom how any logical person can make such a comparison.

In April 2002 the U.S. government urged Arab leaders to take a strong stand against suicide terrorism. However, statements by Arab politicians, religious and cultural leaders praised and glorified suicide bombings. They often hailed these acts as "martyrdom" and that these "martyrs" would be rewarded in paradise.

"The Investor's Business Daily's" article of Feb. 8, 2008 reported that although the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is known to be a supporter of terrorists, by their own words, and is on the FBI's watch list; according to CAIR they are supported by both Democrats and Republicans. See the list of 35 members of Congress who CAIR claims are their supporters in 2008 link to

Many times this writer has, hopefully, shown that the Islamic terrorists and their supporters are threatening freedom loving people. There is nothing we can do to these murdering fanatics, and their admiring peers overseas. However we can impact our politicians who support these murdering fanatics or their supporters. Send an e-mail or letters to your reps and those politicians who are, knowingly or unknowing, betraying America.

Ed Ziegler is a board member of the New Jewish Congregation – Temple Shalom –in The Villages, FL. He can be reached at

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