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Israel OKs Detention of Jewish Militants Without Trial
By VOANews & IsraelNationalNews.com
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
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
By IsraelNationalNews.com & YnetNews.com
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
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, YnetNews.com)
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
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
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
Netanyahu to Address American Jewish Groups Over Iran Deal
By IsraelNationalNews.com & 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
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
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
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
How bad must it get for the Jewish people to start speaking out against the
preponderance of lies.
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