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Report Reveals US Schools Whitewashing Hamas, PA


Parents groups are up in arms after a recent report found public schools in Newton, Massachusetts presented whitewashed versions of Hamas and Palestinian Authority charters, as well as other materials posing the destruction of Israel as acceptable.

The findings were made through an investigation of classroom materials by the independent watchdog group Verity Educate, which discovered "repeated instances of bias against Israel, bias against the US and its actions in the Middle East, and bias that sanitizes the ideology and actions of terrorists."

Parents for Excellence in Newton Schools, which took part in the research, released a statement demanding action over the issue and detailing just how serious the school materials were.

In one case, students were given a modified version of the Hamas charter, in which references to genocide were removed and the word "Jew" was replaced with "Israeli" to sanitize the terrorist group's murderous intentions.

Likewise, the PA charter was presented with Article 2 missing, an article that claims all of Israel belongs to "Palestine." All following articles were renumbered to hide the change to the key piece showing the PA aims to replace Israel, not live alongside it.

In an exercise given to students, the destruction of Israel was presented as a "mainstream and well-accepted concept," and anti-Israel sources were used exclusively in giving supposedly neutral outlines of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

"The use of anti-Israel material in this affluent suburb, which prides itself on the quality of it's self-proclaimed 'world-class' schools, has been a controversial issue for the past three years, ever since a 14-year-old student found a false, anti-Israel passage in required reading for a high school World History class," noted PENS. The group added that while that text three years ago was removed, the recent report shows the anti-Israel bias is alive and well in Newton.

They reported that the Newton Public Schools refused to comment on the issue, and likewise refused requests to investigation other materials despite student reports that there is "even more objectionable material than that already uncovered."

PA Warps Arab Terror Attacks to be 'Israeli Attacks'


Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' official PA TV has reached a new low, presenting four Arab terrorists who were killed during or after their lethal attacks on Israeli citizens as victims of "Israeli attacks," and whitewashing the terrorist context of their deaths.

Palestinian Media Watch on Tuesday revealed a broadcast from last Tuesday presenting the "most prominent attacks Israel carried out against our people in occupied Jerusalem in October." Every single "attack" consisted of the death of a murderous terrorist.

The first "Israeli attack" was the death of Abdelrahman Shaludi, who was killed trying to flee after plowing his car into pedestrians at the Ammunition Hill light rail station killing three-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun and 22-year-old Karen Jemima Mosquera.

The PA TV news anchor termed the attack a "car accident" - video evidence of the attack conclusively shows how Shaludi was in full control of his car as he deliberately ran over civilians and raced through the crowded station.

A second "attack" was the death of Mu'taz Hijazi, an Islamic Jihad terrorist who tried to assassinate Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick by shooting him at least four times from point-blank range. The PA report included no mention of the shooting.

Moving on to November, the PA news woman called Hamas terrorist Ibrahim Al-Akari who murdered a Border Patrol officer and teenage student with his van a "martyr." His lethal attack was referred to as a "run-over incident."

Putting the final touches on the report, the anchor spoke about the massacre in a Jerusalem synagogue at Har Nof last Tuesday, in which four Jews at prayer and a Druze police officer were brutally murdered by two Arab terrorists armed with hatchets, knives and guns.

Aside from calling the two "martyrs," the news anchor said they were killed by "occupation police fire in west Jerusalem," even as an image from the synagogue attack was shown, making a callous warping of events in presenting imagery from the murder of the Jews as if it was the killing of the terrorists.

While Abbas made a perfunctory condemnation of the Har Nof attack, which included a smear of Israel, his Fatah faction has clarified that it was a diplomatic statement he was forced to make. The PA and Fatah have praised the synagogue massacre as a "heroic operation," and PA and Hamas officials have justified the murder of "rabbi terrorists."

Glick Credits 'Divine Supervision' After Surviving Shooting


The Temple Mount activist who was shot four times by a terrorist in Jerusalem last month was released from Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on Tuesday.Rabbi Yehuda Glick held a press conference at the hospital before his release, which he began with a blessing for "He who revives the dead."

"The fact that I am sitting here before you and talking like this is not a given," Glick, who was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, said. Glick thanked the medical team who saved his life, and said he was very fortunate. "I had divine supervision. The fact is that four bullets hit my abdomen and none of them hit a major blood vessel," he said. "A bullet hit my neck, but missed the main artery. The surgeon told me, 'You have no idea how lucky you are, had the bullet struck two millimeters away ... '

Glick also recounted the assassination attempt. "The terrorist who shot me told me, 'I am shooting you, I have no choice because you are desecrating Al-Aqsa.' A person who shoots someone in the name of Al-Aqsa is the one who is desecrating Al-Aqsa, and a Muslim who treats people at Shaare Zedek hospital is the one who is defending the honor of Islam," Glick said.

Glick also praised security forces for their quick response in catching and shooting the terrorist. "Something happened in Israel. A law-abiding public figure was shot solely due to his beliefs. Tomorrow it could happen to you. We must pull ourselves together and acknowledge that public figures need protection," he said.

Son of Hamas Leader Urges Israel to Wage War Against Gaza - Now


The growing chorus of calls for Israel to crush Hamas in Gaza before they begin another war has gained a new voice Tuesday - this time, from the son of a major Hamas leader.

Mosab Yousef, the son of Hamas leader in the Palestinian Authority Sheikh Hassan Yousef known for working for the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) from 1997 to 2007, urged Israel Tuesday to go to war with Hamas - in order to make peace with the Palestinians.

Yousef stated in a special interview with Walla! News that he is well aware of the significance of his call - and that, far beyond "warmongering," he urges Israel to war really due to practical and security considerations.

"I know it sounds dangerous, like warmongering," Yousef said. "But it does not stem from that motive at all. I say these things because you cannot escape from reality," he continued. "You cannot escape from [Hamas militarization] with temporary solutions. You have to address the Hamas problem by pulling it up from the roots, once and for all."

Yousef added that now is the "perfect time" for Israel to re-engage with Gaza, before it expands on its reconstruction efforts. Indeed, analysts have already raised concerns and provided evidence that Hamas has begun to reconstruct terror tunnels into Israel - and began to do so mere weeks after Operation Protective Edge this summer ground to a halt. "As long as Israel waits for the enemy to become more dangerous, future wars with [Hamas] grow more and more difficult," he added. "Hit them in the winter, when they are unprepared."

Yousef also told the daily that, in his view, another war could solve the tense security situation in Judea-Samaria and in Jerusalem, where the PA is stirring up tensions to "show Israel's weakness." He urged Israel to be strong and show deterrence, but also to be wary of harming civilians.

Yousef also slammed the cease-fire deal with Hamas, saying that the concept in general is "fundamentally flawed." The stagnation, he says, merely gives Hamas more time to rebuild - both militarily and politically. Moreover, he maintains that the view of Hamas as a normal political body is a dangerous misunderstanding of the situation. "This is, first and foremost, and ideological movement," he stated. "Thus, there is no concept of negotiations or compromise with it."

Yousef's remarks follow not only reports that Hamas is rapidly rebuilding its terror network, but amidst several signs that it is expanding its activities far beyond Gaza. Last week, the ISA busted a large terror cell in Judea and Samaria - Hamas terrorists who had been conscripted via Hamas agents in Turkey to commit terror attacks in the region as well as in Jerusalem.

Less than 12 hours earlier, Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar publicly declared that the group was intending to widen its terror scope throughout Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and that it intends to continue to lead the Palestinian Arab camp which advocates for armed struggle until Israel is destroyed.

Hamas has also been escalating its incitement campaign against Jews and Israelis through heightened rhetoric and social media, releasing a music video in broken Hebrew this month encouraging "car attacks" against Israeli citizens.

Israeli Company Aims to Recharge Cell Phones in 30 Seconds

By Reuters and Israel Hayom

An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.

Using nanotechnology to synthesize artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, in effect acting like a super-dense sponge to soak up power and retain it.

While the prototype is currently far too bulky for a mobile phone, the company believes it will be ready by 2016 to market a slim battery that can absorb and deliver a day's power for a smartphone in just 30 seconds. "These are new materials; they have never been developed before," said Doron Myersdorf, the founder and chief executive of StoreDot, whose investors include Russian billionaire and Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich.

The innovation is based around the creation of "nanodots," which StoreDot describes as bio-organic peptide molecules. Nanodots alter the way a battery behaves to allow the rapid absorption and, critically, the retention of power.

The company has raised $48 million from two rounds of funding, including backing from a leading mobile phone maker. Myersdorf declined to name the company, but said it was Asian.

With the number of smartphone users forecast to reach 1.75 billion this year, StoreDot sees a big market, and some experts think that, with more work, it could be on to a winner. "We live in a power-hungry world. ... People are constantly chasing a power outlet. StoreDot has the potential to solve this real big problem," said Zack Weisfeld, who has worked with and evaluated ventures in the mobile phone sector globally.

"They still have some way to go, to deal with size of battery and power cycle rounds, but if solvable, it's a very big breakthrough," he told Reuters. A power cycle round refers to the number of times a battery can be re-charged in its lifetime.

Myersdorf said a fast-charge phone would cost $100 to $150 more than current models and would ultimately be able to handle 1,500 recharge/discharge cycles, giving it about three years of life. He hopes to use the same technology to create a car battery that recharges in two or three minutes, rather than current models which commonly need to be charged overnight.

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