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20140724

Daughter of Gaza, Nonie Darwish explains Islamic Jew-hatred mandates war to conquer Israel

Gaza-born, former Muslima, Nonie Darwish, lectures a group of Israeli-Americans about the bigotry in Islamic culture towards Christianity and especially Judaism which underlies the conflict against Israel and Christian minorities.

Mrs. Darwish authored three books, ‘Now They Call Me Infidel”, “Cruel and Usual Punishment”, and “The Devil We Don’t Know; the dark side of revolutions in the Middle East."

Nonie holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Anthropology and was a journalist at the Middle East News Agency. She founded www.ArabsForIsrael.com, 1994, to promote understanding, peace and a new paradigm for Arabs to view Israel.   Recorded July 20th in Los Angeles, California

20140718

If even Egypt wants Israel to de-militarize Hamas, why is NBC putting this Islamist advocate back to interpret the conflict for America?

Many Western audiences are led to sympathize with Hamas due to biased reporting from mainstream-media sources.  Holly Williams from CBS News focuses on the small picture Hamas wants the world to see- Gazan casualties. That's what damns Israel and draws international aid, which Palestinian leaders live off (and steal from).  CNN removed reporter Diana Magnay for tweeting Israelis were "scum."

Particularly biased reporting has come from NBC News' Ayman Mohyeldin, who finally got replaced by Richard Engel. But leftist pressure has persuaded NBC to over-ride the withdrawal decision and put the former Al Jazeera star back in.   Oddly, he never reported about the Palestinians' institutionalized Jew-hatred.

NBC resumed Ayman Mohyeldin in Gaza

Walid Phares says, "What the American public is not able to see is a rise of significant criticism in Egypt against Hamas. While Muslim Brotherhood and pro-Iranian propaganda networks thrive on US campuses, a wave of popular rejection of Hamas is spreading throughout Egypt. And that is what really count in the equation.

In this video a powerful criticism by a national commentator of Hamas' "irresponsible actions." In the US, CAIR would have called him "Islamophobe," but in Egypt he -the Muslim moderate- called CAIR's allies, Hamas, "reckless."



In "Why Hamas Said No to Egypt's Sisi" Khaled abu Toameh explains why Hamas rejected the same ceasefire terms from Sisi which they accepted from Morsi.
Gazans attack PA Health Minister Jawad Awwad
By rejecting the cease-fire, Hamas has shown that it prefers Israel's bombs to Sisi's offer. For Hamas, Sisi represents a hostile regime that has declared war on the movement and its Muslim Brotherhood allies in Egypt.

Hamas holds Sisi responsible for tightening the blockade on the Gaza Strip by keeping the Rafah border crossing closed and destroying hundreds of smuggling tunnels along the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

The last thing Hamas wants is to award Sisi -- and enhance his standing in the regional and international arena -- by accepting cease-fire "initiative" from him.

Similarly, Hamas does not want Abbas to play any role in a cease-fire agreement lest that strengthen his standing as the representative of all Palestinians.

Statements by Hamas leaders over the past week have been extremely critical of Abbas's stance regarding the war with Israel. Top Hamas officials have gone as far as condemning Abbas for conspiring with Israel and Egypt to eliminate the Islamist movement and end its control over the Gaza Strip.

20140705

At 12th L.A.X. Counter-Terror Memorial, clergy, diplomat, and prosecutor call for stronger action to defend free-societies from Islamist movement

On Independence Day, the survivors of Vicky Hen held the 12th Independence Day Memorial for victims of the 1st jihadist attack in California- upon the El Al ticket counter of Los Angeles Airport's international terminal - on the 4th of July 2002- 9-months after Sept. 11, 2001. 

The ceremony by Vicky's survivors, father Avi, mother Rachel, and brother Udi, were comforted by around 3-dozen attendees and speakers.  For the first time, a Consul General of the Israeli Consulate to the Southwestern U.S. attended. 
(L-R) Vicky Hen's family Avi & Udi, Scott Jenkins, mother Rachel, Israeli Consul Gen. David Siegel, Leehy Sha'er (aunt of June '14 slain Gil-Ad Sha'er), Deputy L.A. City Atty Elan Carr, Danny & Cohavi Gadot of Israeli Consulate
Video: Israeli Consul General David Siegel connected the jihad of Egyptian Hesham Hadayet seeking paradise by killing Vicky Hen and passenger's friend Jacob Aminov of North Hollywood - with the jihad warfare being conducted by Palestinians through rocketing, kidnapping, and killing Israeli civilians.  He acknowledged the supportive presence of Leehy Sha'er, whos nephew, Gil-Ad Sha'er was among the trio of yeshiva students abducted, shot, and burned by Palestinian followers of Hamas.
 


Klaus Ben-Ami Hackel- El Al's L.A.X. station chief during the era of the attack recounted, and Avi Hen, the father of Vicky Hen, recounted the events of the day to JooTube:


 

Klaus Ben-Ami Hackel eulogizes his charge, Vicky Hen, as a great help to her staff and the El Al operation:




Elan Carr, an L.A. Deputy City Attorney prosecutor and candidate for US Congress, calls to recognize global Islamism as democracy's enemy.  Hebrew and Arabic-speaking Elan Carr served in the US Army as a military lawyer in Iraq and serves on reserve duty annually. He prays for strength and determination in our government policies to defeat the Islamist enemy of liberty.



Rabbi Zvi Block of Toras Hashem in L.A. lays out the condition of the modern world's relationship with the Jewish people- primary contributors to Western civilization and culture.



Pastor Ramin Parsa, of the Good Shepherd Church in Encino, Calif. was born and raised a Shi'ite Muslim in Iran. He quoted for the audience Quranic passages used to command Muslims to enmity and violence against Jews and Christians- which have motivated Islamic anti-Semitism for 1,400 years - centuries before the re-establishment of Jewish sovereignty in Israel.


In May, 2008 - KNBC-TV News' Paul Moyer recounted the events of the shooting and the confession of a whistleblower policeman, Bob Lopez, that despite the FBI recommending special protection for the El Al counter (and his reporting having spotted "suspicious people" casing the El Al counter, not only were no provisions made, there was no police protection in the area that  morning- enabling the jihadist easy accesa to shoot. Vicky and Aminov died waiting 7 minutes for airport police to arrive, and over 20 minutes for an ambulance.

Family patriarch, Avi Hen, (who, speaking in Hebrew, complains that the Airport security authorities and FBI left the terminal unprotected from Hesham Hadayat, a known Islamist acolyte of Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing);




20140630

3 Israeli kidnap victims found dead; How the previously-detained, Hamas-suspects slipped through Israeli hands

Israeli kidnap victims found dead: The Jerusalem Post reports  Head of search team that found bodies: This is a sad day 

A team of civilian volunteers found one body before alerting security forces, who then uncovered the other two.


Portraits of a kidnapper by Marissa Newman in Times of Israel, June 27

The Israeli press pieces together information about alleged abductors Amer Abu Aysha and Marwan Kawasme 
Amer abu Aysha and Marwan Kawasme- kidnapping suspects

The Shin Bet’s release of the names of suspected kidnappers Amer Abu Aysha and Marwan Kawasme on Thursday night dominated headlines in Friday’s Hebrew papers, which profile the Hamas operatives at length.

Haaretz, Yedioth Ahronoth, and Israel Hayom provide nearly identical accounts on Abu Aysha and Kawasme, both missing from their homes since June 12 — the day of the kidnapping of Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16.

The papers report that the operatives were suspected by the Shin Bet immediately, and their houses in Hebron were raided in the days following the kidnapping. The two were well known to the Israeli authorities, the papers maintain, having been arrested and held in Israeli detention on multiple occasions for their alleged terrorism activity.

Kawasme was arrested five times, and in 2004, at the age of 18, spent 10 months in an Israeli prison. In 2010, in the course of an interrogation, Kawasme confessed to belonging to Hamas: He conceded that he had been involved in training operatives in caves around Hebron, that he oversaw the obtainment of materials to produce explosives, and that he recruited youngsters to the terror group. He was released in 2012.

Abu Aysha was arrested on two separate occasions, in 2005 and 2007, for involvement with the terror organization. His family has close ties to the organization.

Yedioth quotes a security official who maintains the two did not act alone, and that a number of detainees presently in custody may have assisted them. “It will take time, but eventually we will get our hands on them,” he said.

20140624

Cognitive disorientation of the West- Prof. Richard Landes

Prof. Richard Landes of Boston University discusses the context for his presentation at the Assoc for Israel Studies in June, 2013 at UCLA.



Prof. Richard Landes presents "Paradigm, Anomalies, Constriction of Western Intelligentsia"

20140618

Israel re-arrests 51 Palestinians freed under public pressure for Gilad Shalit

Netanyahu: IDF actions ‘send an important message’; West Bank civilian population ‘beginning to realize’ the consequences of the kidnapping, top defense official says in The Times of Israel by Aron Donzis and Spencer Ho 

Israeli soldier looks at Palestinians inside a car near the West Bank city of Hebron June 14, 2014. Reuters. Jerusalem




With no sign of life from three kidnapped Israelis teens six days after their disappearance, the IDF pressed on with its comprehensive West Bank operation Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, arresting 65 Palestinians, 51 of whom were Hamas members released as part of the 2011 deal for captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.
The army also raided the facilities of Radio Al-Aqsa in Ramallah and Hebron.
In a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the IDF’s actions.
“The activities of the IDF and the Shin Bet last night, during which Hamas terrorists released in the agreement for the return of Gilad Shalit were arrested, send an important message and are a critical component in a series of operations whose purpose is to return the kidnapped boys, and damage Hamas’s infrastructure in Judea and Samaria,” he said.
Israeli forces have been engaged in a widespread crackdown on Hamas in the West Bank since the kidnapping Thursday night of Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Shaar, 16 and Naftali Frankel, 16.
According to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, 240 Palestinians, including 180 members of Hamas, have been arrested as part of Operation Brother’s Keeper, and 800 buildings have been searched, including 10 operations against da’wa institutions where Hamas recruits, disseminates information and transfers finances.
Welcoming Palestinian terrorists exchanged for kidnapped Gilad Shalit
“Last night’s activities took place across the West Bank,” a senior military official said. “We operated in Jenin, Qabatia and Samaria, Tzurif, Yatta and Samua. In Jenin there was a little friction during the arrests, but the rest occurred without incident. Additionally, we tested the defensive perimeters surrounding Jewish communities in the West Bank and the security fence as part of our efforts to prevent illegal breaches.
“Three hundred thousand people are under curfew, and after eight years of relative prosperity they are beginning to realize [the implications].”
The military source added that out of the hundreds of thousands of citizens in Hebron, “thousands, each of whom support six or seven family members, possess permits to work in Israel. Because of the curfew, they can’t work, and this has a visible impact on the population. With two weeks left before Ramadan, the population’s preparations for the holiday have taken a hit.”
Palestinians hand-out pastry celebrating kidnapping Israelis 
Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan, a member of Netanyahu’s security cabinet, said that Israel is “well aware” of the identity of the Hamas cell that kidnapped the youths.
“The Shin Bet and intelligence officials are interested in investigating as many Hamas operatives as possible to find any leads on the whereabouts of the boys,” he told Israel Radio Wednesday morning. “The end result of any military operation should be the eradication of the Hamas movement.”
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz toured the Gush Etzion area overnight, and met with senior security personnel. The senior defense official said the chief of staff signed off on the continuation of activities.
“There is a lot of determination and we learn from arrest to arrest,” he said.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid took to Facebook Wednesday morning to praise the IDF’s efforts.
“It will not stop here,” his message read. “Hamas will learn the hard way, and even if it takes time, we will pursue the organization everywhere, day and night, just when they least expect it. Until they return the boys.”
Although Hamas welcomed news of the kidnapping, and has been held responsible by Israel and much of the international community, officials of the organization have denied any connection to it.

20140607

Veterans of D-Day invasion of France (and a French spy who landed them) look back on the 70-year anniversary in Los Angeles

D-Day B-24 airmen Elmo Maiden, Bill Baird, and Wilbur Richardson (l-r)
The Heritage League of the Second Air Division (USAF) and Jane and Bert Boeckmann of Galpin Ford  enabled D-Day and WWII Veterans, friends and  families to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day at the 94th Aero Squadron in Van Nuys, California on  Friday, June 6, 2014. 

Bill A. Jones served as the Master of Ceremonies.  Special guest speakers included Marthe Cohn, the WWII French Nurse who Spied against the Nazis (who authored "Behind Enemy Lines"); Hon. Axel Cruau, Consul General of France, and Hon. Sabrina Yoong, Consul for the Consulate General of Canada.  

Interviewed here: USAF B-24 Pilot Lt. Col. Elmo Maiden, Staff Sgt. Gunner Wilbur Richardson; Capt. Bill Baird, a B-24 Pilot in the 13th Air Force who flew in the Pacific.   



Also interviewed in this plalist (advance with buttons on left), Mrs. Marte Cohn, a German-speaking French nurse who divulged Nazi secrets to Allied planners to enhance the effectiveness of the D-Day invasion of France. She documented her story in the book, "Behind Enemy Lines."


Engine-failure forced B-24 Pilot Lt. Col. Elmo Maiden and crew down in Europe