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Israel OKs Detention of Jewish Militants Without Trial

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Israel has ordered detentions without trial of Israeli citizens suspected of waging violence against Palestinians, as part of a crackdown against those responsible for a deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family in the West Bank.

The so-called administrative detention practice, historically used by Israeli authorities to curb Palestinian unrest, permits detainees to be held indefinitely without charges while authorities gather evidence in criminal cases.

The Israeli security cabinet approved the measure Sunday, two days after suspected Jewish ultra-nationalists torched a Palestinian home in the West bank town of Duma. An 18-month-old toddler burned to death in his bed, while his parents and brother suffered severe injuries. A Jewish Star of David was spray-painted on a wall of the home along with the words "revenge" and "long live the Messiah."

"The Cabinet views the arson and murder in Duma as acts of terror in every aspect, and has called on all the relevant authorities to use all necessary measures in order to bring the perpetrators to justice, and prevent similar incidents," it read. "The cabinet has approved the professional recommendations to apply all the necessary steps and tools for this purpose, including the use of administrative detention in the appropriate cases, and at the approval of the attorney general."

The statement continues, "The Cabinet has instructed that the counter terror law proposal be advanced in the Knesset, which will apply to terrorists of this type as well. They also decided to establish a team of ministers led by the defense minister, and with the participation of the interior security minister, and justice minister, which will assess and advise the Cabinet and government on actions necessary to fight these types of terrorist incidents."

There has been no claim of responsibility. But officials are quoted as saying evidence at the crime scene was consistent with other vandalism and hate crimes by Jewish extremists that have targeted Christians, Arabs and activists in the West Bank.

Israel has in the past used administrative detention provisions to jail Palestinians for months without trial, and has defended the practice as necessary to prevent attacks by Palestinian terrorists. But Jewish human rights groups have routinely accused the government of abusing the procedure during times of high tension and violence between Israeli security forces and Palestinians.

At his weekly government meeting Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu described his country as united against "the criminals in our nation." He also said he was shocked by the West Bank attack, calling it an act of terrorism. But others, including Palestinian Liberation Organization chief Saeb Erekat, blame the Netanyahu government itself for the violence.

Victim of Jerusalem Gay Parade Stabbing Dies of Her Wounds

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One of the victims of Thursday's stabbing attack at the Jerusalem gay parade has succumbed to her wounds Sunday afternoon. Shira Banki, 16, died in hospital after being stabbed in the back by haredi extremist Yishai Schlissel, who attacked marchers at the annual Jerusalem gay parade.

Five other people were also injured in the attack, one of them seriously, before Schlissel was wrestled to the floor and disarmed by police. Astonishingly, Schlissel had only been released several weeks beforehand, after serving 10 years in prison for an identical attack on the parade in 2005. Upon his release he had posted messages online denouncing the gay parade and calling for it to be stopped by any means; the fact that such a dangerous individual was able to get so close to the parade has prompted anger and accusations of police incompetence.

The annual gay pride march through Jerusalem has been the source of heated controversy, due to the city's holy status to Jews, Christians and Muslims. Since the 1990s, gay activist groups have held an annual mega-parade in the largely-secular Tel Aviv. However, in 2002 they began holding a smaller, far more contentious march through Jerusalem, amid bitter opposition from the city's largely traditional and religious residents. Unlike the Tel Aviv event, the Jerusalem march is usually met with loud counter-protests, although for the most part in recent years these have remained peaceful.

Schlissel was captured on the scene and is currently in police custody. "We won't permit the terrible murderer to challenge the basic values on which Israeli society is built," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a statement after sending his condolences to the family.

"We reject with disgust any attempt to impose hatred and violence among us and will bring the murderer to justice," it said. "Shira was murdered because she bravely supported the principle that everyone has the right to live their lives respectfully and with security."

Banki, a high school student, was hospitalized at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Karem, and was on respirator and sedated as doctors were fighting for her life. Her family announced that they will donate Shira's organs. One of the other wounded at the attack is also hospitalized in Ein Karem in light condition. Another in moderate condition is at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Police is looking into a possible connection between Schlissel and a rebbetzin (a rabbi's wife) from Jerusalem, who is a prominent, vocal critic of the pride parade. Police arrived at the rebbetzin's home on Thursday evening and Saturday evening to detain her, but she collapsed and was taken to hospital for medical treatment.

Ynet learned that a year ago, Schlissel turned to the rebbetzin's husband, asking for his help in spreading rabbinical literature, and a connection was indeed made between the two. Both the rabbi and his wife deny that they had any knowledge of Schlissel's plans, or that they were in any contact with him close to the time of the parade.

It Takes Courage to Deal with Jewish Terrorists

By Smadar Perry, (Commentary,

Israel must turn every stone, catch the people who burned Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsheh alive, prosecute them and destroy their homes. Unless our side makes a real move after they are caught, there will be fire.

It takes courage to catch them and give them the punishment they deserve. The people who burned Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsheh to death, scorched his four-year-old brother Ahmad and his parents Saad and Reham, who are fighting for their lives, have to pay. It's a test for all of us.

Anyone who has any doubts should look for the chilling testimony of Ibrahim Dawabsheh, the neighbor from the adjacent house in the village of Duma. At 2 a.m. he was busy talking to his fiancée on the phone, when he heard the yelling. He managed to see two masked people standing above their victims to confirm their deaths. The masked people tried to chase Ibrahim. Had he not escaped, he would have suffered a similar fate.

This time there must be no cover up. We must turn every stone, catch them, prosecute them and destroy their homes. Without a brave decision, once and for all, this affair will not calm down. There is no excuse in the world to justify the horror at the village of Duma.

So far, everything has been going according to routine: Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon condemned the attack, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu telephoned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and the security organizations are working on the need to curb the other side's revenge, to convince that "they" are not "us."

Abbas is threatening to approach international institutions, while we are afraid of a third intifada. In the state of Tel Aviv I hear from young people that they are hopeless over what is happening here. In the state of the settlers, people are waiting to see what the Shin Bet will do. It's not a simple situation. The pictures of 18-month-old Dawabsheh are circulating around the world. Unless our side makes a real move after the arsonists are caught, there will be fire.

Let's not forget: We are the ones who invented the punishment of destroying terrorists' homes. A Palestinian man or woman who launch an attack against Israelis take into account that the punishment will arrive, that their family will pay. Granted, rabbis will cry out and right-wing Knesset members will search for excuses, launch a "din rodef" (law of the pursuer," permitting extrajudicial killings) against the legal system and the security organizations.

All kinds of self-righteous people in Israel wrote on social media that we must not make generalizations, that we must remember that Palestinian terrorists have murdered Israeli babies and children in cold blood. I have the pictures of Jewish baby Shalhevet Pass and the children of the Fogel family fixed before my eyes. I haven't forgotten. There is no forgiveness. I hope we are better than the other side. We carried a heavy baggage on our way to establish a state. We will never forget the revenge for the blood of a little child which has yet been devised by Satan.

In October 1985, Egyptian soldier Suleiman Khater murdered a group of Israeli tourists in Ras Burqa. When he was caught, the Egyptians rushed to declare him "insane" and sentenced him to life in prison. His imprisonment burdened the government, and one day he was found hanging in his cell.

In 1997, Jordanian soldier Ahmed Daqamseh murdered a group of Israeli high school girls who were on a trip in Naharayim. Jordan's King Hussein cut short his visit to Spain and rushed to the mourners' homes in Beit Shemesh, got down on his knees and asked for forgiveness. The opponents of peace are still, to this very day, calling for the murderer's release. He was also declared "insane."

I find it hard to believe that the arsonists of the Dawabsheh family's home will not be found. One doesn't have to be a big Shin Bet expert to find out who didn't come home or who left the yeshiva over the weekend. The group of delusionists is already dreaming of kissing the hands contaminated with blood. Courage, decision makers. Give them what they deserve.

Netanyahu to Address American Jewish Groups Over Iran Deal

By & AFP

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to redouble efforts to upset the international nuclear deal with Iran, making a personal appeal to Jewish groups across the United States.

Netanyahu, a strident opponent of the agreement, will make a web address Tuesday that will be available on computers, on mobile phones and in synagogues across America, according to organizers representing more than 100 Jewish groups. The Israeli premier is also expected to take questions, in an address hosted by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Federations of North America.

"The issues involved with the Iran nuclear agreement are complex and of great consequence to the North American Jewish population," said Stephen Greenberg, chairman of the Presidents' Conference. "We welcome this unique opportunity to present the prime minister, who has helped bring these vital issues to public attention."

Netanyahu's intervention comes amid a fierce battle with President Barack Obama over the agreement. Netanyahu says the deal, which would curb Iran's nuclear program in return for international sanctions relief, is a "stunning, historic mistake."

Meanwhile, amid fervent opposition from the American people itself, Obama has deployed chief lieutenants to make the diplomatic, military and technical case for the deal, ahead of a crunch vote in Congress. The White House hopes to garner enough votes to prevent the Republican controlled legislative branch from voting against the agreement.

A "no" vote would not automatically kill the deal, but it would force Obama to issue a veto and rally enough Democratic votes to uphold it. That has prompted a ferocious battle for public opinion, including within the Jewish community.

Groups like right-leaning AIPAC and left-leaning J-Street have engaged in a multi-million-dollar public relations faceoff. Meanwhile federations, individual organizations, Rabbis and Rabbinical assemblies are being pressed to take a stance.

Lies Fan Hatred of Jews

By Ed Ziegler (Commentary)

On the surface lies and jokes may appear harmless. Many of the lies for Jews are so absurd it's hard to imagine that anyone would believe them. But they do. Anti-Semitism and hatred for Jews are fanned by lies and jokes dating back centuries.

In the 14th.century a sickening lie " Blood Libel" made the claim that Jews kill Christian children for their blood to make matzo (unleavened bread). To this day it is still circulated. Also in the 14th century Jews were blamed for poisoning wells across Europe causing the Black Plague.

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion , written in 1905 by agents of the Russian czar, claims to be minutes of secret Jewish meetings where they planned to rule the world. It is the most notorious anti-Semitic collection of lies widely distributed. Although discredited it is still circulated worldwide, notably in heavily populated Muslim countries.

According to a wild "report" by Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV, the fictional hero "Superman" was a Jewish invention designed to "take over the greatest superpower in the world, A common lie is that Jews control or own the banks, media and governments. This is also ridiculous as Jews comprise less than three tenths of one percent of the world's population.

According to worldwide surveys, anti-Semitism is rising and at a level matching that of Germany in the 1930s. In 2006, cartoons and editorials in Arab/Muslim media ridiculously claimed that Jews were manipulating Pope Benedict XVI to attack Islam.

Ismail Radwan, Minister of Religious Affairs in Gaza's Hamas government, claimed that Israel is trying to cause an artificial earthquake to totally collapse the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The comments came at an event organized by female students at the College for Professional Applied Sciences. Israel has also been blamed for the earthquake that caused a tsunami causing the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant disaster in Japan..

Shortly after the World Trade Center disaster Al- Manar TV(Beirut Lebanon) claimed that the 4000 Israelis working at the WTC did not show up for work on the day the incident occurred This would be approximately 15% of the total victims of the WTC attacks. The facts prove otherwise. Out of 658 Cantor Fitzgerald employees at least 49 Jewish employees died.

How bad must it get for the Jewish people to start speaking out against the preponderance of lies.

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