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Nazi Collaborator Hits Nazi Hunter with Libel Charges
Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff is on trial in Hungary over charges filed by an alleged mass
murderer. Sandor Kepiro accused Zuroff of libel, saying Zuroff should have spoken of
Kepiro's alleged war crimes as opinion, instead of stating them as fact.
Zuroff has presented documents showing that in 1944, Kepiro and several others were
convicted of participating in the Novi Sad massacre, in which an estimated 1,246 people
were murdered. The victims were Jews, Serbs and Roma.
European Jewish Congress: 'Jews in Europe Entering a Dark Period'
The European Jewish Congress warns that some Jewish communities in Europe are
"teetering on the brink" due to national endorsement or neglect of anti-Semitism.
The EJC maintains that a recent wave of anti-Semitism, some of which was officially
sanctioned, has left some Jewish communities in grave danger. EJC President Dr. Moshe
Kantor sums up: "We are entering a very dark period for Jews in Europe.
"Small Jewish communities are facing a situation where they are being physically,
verbally and psychologically threatened by fundamentalist elements and their extreme
left-wing cohorts on one side and the far-right neo-Nazis on the other," Kantor continued.
"If they can't receive protection or respite from mainstream officials, then we are
entering a very dark period for the Jews in Europe."
IAF Adding Third 'Arrow' Missile Defense Battery
The Israel Air Force is stepping up its preparations for a possible missile war with
Iran and its proxies, with a new "Arrow" ground-to-air missile battery about to become
IDF journal Bamachaneh reported that the new battery the IAF's third will
begin operating soon, and will join the aerial defense "umbrella" provided by the IAF's
Cherev Magen ("Defensive Sword") unit, which operates the Arrow system.
The report did not disclose the location of the new battery but said it was in central
Israel and had been carefully chosen. Officers in Cherev Magen said that several physical
variables were taken into account when deciding where to place the new battery. The
selected site provides the best defense for long-range threats coming from different
Like the other Arrow batteries, the new battery provides defense against ballistic
missiles. It will integrate the Arrow system's newest interception missile, which is
considered more accurate than its predecessors. In addition, it will receive the new Oren
Adir radar, which has especially long range and is better than older versions at
identifying the type of missile being launched at Israel.
Report: Ahmadinejad Meets with Nasrallah at Iran's Beirut Embassy
By Ha'aretz and IsraelNationalNews.com
Hizbullah's Al Manar television reported on Thursday that Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad had met with Hizbullah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah at Iran's embassy in
Beirut prior to the Iranian leader's departure from Lebanon.
According to the report, the two discussed a range of issues, and at the culmination of
the meeting Nasrallah gave Ahmadinejad a gun, which he claimed had been taken from Israeli
soldiers during the 2006 Second Lebanon War.
Nasrallah seldom emerges from his bunker, where he has been staying since the fighting
between his Iranian-backed organization and the Israel Defense Forces in southern Lebanon
Earlier Thursday, speaking close to Israel's northern border, Ahmadinejad praised what
he called "Lebanon's resistance to the Jewish state" and declared that "Zionists are
mortal." (Editor's note: We don't know if this is a complement but previously Ahmadinejad
referred to Israelis as swine.)
Addressing thousands of cheering Hizbullah supporters in Bint Jbeil, where Hizbullah
fought fierce battles with Israeli soldiers during the 2006 war, Ahmadinejad said the town
symbolized Lebanon's defiance.
"The world should know the Zionists are mortal ... today the Lebanese nation is alive
and is a role model for regional nations," the Iranian president said on the second day of
a trip that highlighted the growing power of Tehran's ally Hizbullah.
Israel's Foreign Ministry said Ahmadinejad, who has called for Israel to be wiped from
the map, was bringing a message of violence and extremism and was "transforming Lebanon
into a platform for his aggressive plans against Israel."
Bint Jbeil is just 4 km (2.5 miles) from the border and Israel's Channel 2 Television
said echoes of Ahmadinejad's welcoming ceremony were audible on the Israeli side minutes
before he arrived. "I announce that Bint Jbeil is alive and is standing. The world should
know that Bint Jbeil is proud and will stand against the enemies till the end,"
He also visited Qana, where 106 Lebanese civilians were killed in 1996 when Israeli
aircraft struck a base run by United Nations peacekeepers in which villagers had sought
shelter. "You are victorious and your enemies are defeated," Ahmadinejad said. "You will
stay and your enemies, who are the enemies of humanity, are on their way to demise and
annihilation. You are honored and your Zionist enemies are humiliated and weak."
In a symbolic move, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose to respond to Ahmadinejad
from the hall in Tel Aviv where Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared
the creation of Israel in 1948.
"We heard today the cursing and the language of contempt from the Lebanon border,"
Netanyahu said at the Land of Israel Museum in Tel Aviv. "...We will continue to build our
country and we will know very well how to defend it."
The U.S. and Israel have called Ahmadinejad's visit to Bint Jbeil, located just a
couple miles of the Israeli border, an intentionally provocative move. Oil-rich Iran has
invested heavily in helping to rebuild the town.
Dozens of Israelis took part in a protest Thursday against Ahmadinejad at Avivim, a
community near the northern border. They floated balloons in Israel's national colors of
blue and white, which bore the words "the Eternal G-d of Israel does not lie," from the
First Book of Samuel.
Among the demonstrators was Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud), who organized the
event. He called on the government to stop ignoring the Iranian leader's presence in
Lebanon. "I decided to come here despite the fact that Israel's [official] position is to
ignore the visit. This restraint and disregard is what brought about Ahmadinejad's current
control over Lebanon."
The nation of Israel has a long history of facing enemies who swear to annihilate it,
as Ahmadinejad does. The Passover Hagaddah recounts that "in every generation, they arise
to destroy us, and the Holy One, Blessed Be He saves us from them."
In the Mesha stele, a tablet discovered in what is now Jordan, the king of ancient Moab
declares that he fought against a Jewish king, but was victorious, adding: "And Israel
suffered everlasting destruction." The tablet dates from the 9th century BCE. There are no
traceable Moabites in the world today."
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