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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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