kidnapped soldier – Wounded Soldiers

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2nd. Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23 from Kfar Saba, is the soldier kidnapped by Hamas earlier today. Please pray for Hadar Ben Chedva Leah הדר בן חדוה לאה

rumor is that Hamas is trying to send him by boat to Egypt.

Shiraz Project Names of Wounded Soldiers: http://www.shmiraproject.com/en-us/home.aspx

Shmira Project Names of Wounded Soldiers: http://www.shmiraproject.com/en-us/home.aspx

Names of Wounded Soldiers:


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AVIV EL CHAI BEN ARIELA                                                                        אביב אל חי בן אריאלה

AVICHAYIL ELIMELECH BEN NECHAMA                                      אביחיל אלימלך בן נחמה

AVIHU BEN RONIT                                                                                  אביהו בן רונית
AVIAD BEN SIMA                                                                                  
אביעד בן סימה

AVIRAM BEN RIVKA                                                                                          אבירם בן רבקה                     

AVISHAI BEN SIGAL                                                                                אבישי בן סיגל
AVRAHAM NACHMAN BEN OSNAT                                                אברהם נחמן בן אוסנת
AHARON YOSEF BEN TZIPORAH VARDA                                   אהרן יוסף בן צפורה ורדה
OHED BEN ALISE GANON                                                                  
אוהד בן אליס גנון

OHAD BEN IRIS                                                                                                      אוהד בן איריס
OHED BEN RUT                                                                                        
אוהד בן רות

OHAD BEN RUT ESTHER                                                                  אוהד בן רות אסתר
OHED BEN RACHEL                                                                                 
אוהד בן רחל

OHED YEHUDA BEN TZOFIYA RACHEL                                     אוהד יהודה בן צופיה רחל                        

OHR BEN ORIT                                                                                         אור בן אורית
OHR BEN DEVORAH                                                                                 אור בן דבורה
OHR BEN ZIVA                                                                                            אור בן זיוה
OHR BEN RIK                                                                                                                  אור בן ריקי
ORI BEN RACHEL                                                                                     
אורי בן רחל
ORI BEN SIGALIT                                                                                   אורי בן סיגלית                                                                          

ORI RONEN BEN SAGIT                                                                      אורי רונן בן שגית                                                                             URIEL BEN CHAGIT                                                                                                            אוריאל בן חגית

OSHIK MOSHE BEN SHOSHAN ZAHARI                                  אושיק משה בן שושנה זהרי
ACHIYA BEN   NIRA                                                                                 
אחיה בן נירה        

EYAL BEN NITTA                                                                                                            אייל בן נטע

ELAN BEN CHANA                                                                                                        אילן בן חנה

ITTAI BEN MAZAL                                                                                                         איתי בן מזל                                                                                                ITTAI AHARON BEN ILANA                                                           איתי אהרון בן אילנה   

EL YOSEF CHAYIM BEN CHAYA YEHUDIT                                 אליסף חיים בן חיה יהודית


ELI’EL BEN ARIELLAH                                                                        אליאל בן אריאלה
ELIYAHU BEN CHAVA                                                                               
אליהו בן חוה

ARAD BEN LIORAH                                                                                ארד בן ליאורה
EREZ BEN SARIT                                                                                      ארז בן שרית
ARNON BEN IRIS                                                                                    ארנון בן איריס

ב
BOAZ DAVID BEN FRYE TZIPPORA                                          
בועז דוד בן פייגע ציפורה

BEN BEN CHANA                                                                                                                  בן בן חנה

BEN DAVID BEN ESTHER NELLY                                                      בן דויד בן אסתר נלי
BENAYA BEN PENINA                                                                              בניה בן פנינה
BEN TZION BEN RACHEL                                                                        
בן ציון בן רחל                                             

BAR BEN ROZIT SHOSHANA                                                                         בר בן רוזית שושנה

BAR BEN TAMAR                                                                                        בר בן תמר

BARAK BEN SARA                                                                                    ברק בן שרה

BARAK BEN ANITA                                                                                 ברק בן אניטה

ג  

GAVRIEL BEN NELLY                                                                                                 גבריאל בן נלי

GUY BEN MAGGIE                                                                                        גיא בן מגי
GIL BEN MICHAL                                                                                       
גיל בן מיכל

GAL BEN SIGALIT                                                                                    גל בן סיגלית

 

ד 

DVIR BEN YAEL                                                                                          דביר בן יעל         

DAVID BEN IRIS                                                                                        דוד בן איריס                                     

DAVID BEN MICHAL                                                                                    דוד בן מיכל
DAVID BEN RACHEL                                                                                   
דוד בן רחל

DAVID BEN RINA                                                                                        דוד בן רינה                                                                              

DAVID BINAYAHU BEN SHAINDEL GITTEL                                         דוד בניהו בן שיינדל גיטל

DAVID CHAYIM BEN RONIT                                                                 דוד חיים בן רונית
DAVID YITZCHZK BEN SUSIE                                                                דוד יצחק בן סוזי
DOLEV BEN  KOCHAVA                                                                           דולב בן כוכבה
DORON BEN ILLI                                                                                      
דורון בן אילי

DAN BEN HELEN                                                                                           דן בן הלן

DAN BEN RACHEL                                                                                        דן בן רחל
DANI BEN MILA                                                                                        
דני בן מילה

DANIEL BEN YEHUDIT                                                                         דניאל בן יהודית

DANIEL BEN NAOMI PENINA                                                           דניאל בן נעמי פנינה
DANIEL MENDES BEN MIRIAM                                                       
דניאל מנדס בן מרים

DANIEL MOSHE BEN RACHEL                                                          דניאל משה בן רחל
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ו
ז

ZIV BEN AYELET                                                                                         זיו בן אילת

ח

CHAGAI BEN SARAH                                                                                
חגי בן שרה

CHAGAI BEN VERED                                                                                   חגי בן ורד                  

CHAYITI BEN SARA                                                                                  חייטי בן שרה

CHEN YISRAEL BEN RACHEL                                                              חן ישראל בן רחל

ט    

TAL BEN ORNA                                                                                          טל בן אורנה

TAL BEN ANDY                                                                                            טל בן אנדי
TAL BEN CHAGIT                                                                                       
טל בן חגית

TAL BEN YARDENA                                                                                    טל בן ירדנה                                      

TAL BEN ADI                                                                                                טל בן עדי

TAL BEN RACHEL                                                                                        טל בן רחל                                                                          TAL CHAIM BEN TAMARA                                                                   טל חיים בן תמרה

י
YAIR BEN YAEL                                                                                            יאיר בן יעל
YAIR SHIMON BEN NECHAMA                                                           יאיר שמעון בן נחמה
YEHUDA PINCHAS BEN SHLOMO                                                  יהודה פינחס בן שלמה

YEHONATAN BEN TZUFENET                                                                                                יהונתן בן צופנת

YEHOSHUA BEN YANAMAR                                                                      יהושע בן ינמר
YOAV BEN BELLA                                                                                       יואב בן בלה
YOAV BEN GILA                                                                                        
יואב בן גילה

YOAV BEN MICHAL                                                                                                       יואב בן מיכל

YUVAL BEN NURIT                                                                                                       יובל בן נורית                                                     

YOGAV BEN ORLY                                                                                                        יוגב בן אורלי                                                                                      YOGAV BEN SIMA                                                                                      יוגב בן סימה
YONI BEN SARAH                                                                                        יוני בן שרה
YONATAN BEN HAGIT AVIGAIL                                                        יונתן בן חגית אביגיל
YONATAN MENACHEM BEN SHOSHANA                                          יונתן מנחם בן שושנה
YONATAN SHIMON BEN GITTEL                                                        יונתן שמעון בן גיטל
YONATAN SHIMON BEN MASSOUD                                               
יונתן שמעון בן מסעוד

YOSEF BEN AHUVA                                                                                יוסף בן אהובה                                     

YANAI BEN ALIZA                                                                                     ינאי בן עליזה

YANIV BEN YONIT                                                                                      יניב בן יונית                                                  

YAAKOV BEN OSNAT                                                                             יעקב בן אוסנת

YAKOV BEN LEPO                                                                                    יעקב בן לאפו
YAAKOV YISRAEL BEN CHAIKA FAIGA                                   יעקב ישראל בן חייקא פייגא
YARON BEN MOR                                                     ( ירון בן מור (הנער שנפצע מהרקטה
YISHAI DOV BEN NERI                                                                               ישי דב בן נרי
YISHAI DAN HALEVI BEN NERI                                                             ישי דב הלוי בן נרי
 

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ל

LOREAL BEN CHAGIT                                                                              ליאל בן אילנית
LIOR BEN NITZANA                                                                                  ליאור בן ניצנה
LIOR BEN RUT                                                                                           ליאור בן רות
LIRAN BEN ORLY                                                                                       לירן בן אורלי  

מ
MAOR BEN RONIT                                                                                    
מאור בן רונית

MEIR BEN SARA                                                                                        מאיר בן שרה

MOTTI MORDECHAI BEN RONIT                                                         מוטי מרדכי בן רונית
MOR MORDECHAI BEN SARIT                                                             מור מרדכי בן שרית
MICHOEL YITZCHAK BEN NATALIE NAVAH                                   מיכאל יצחק בן נטלי נאוה
MICHEL BEN FRIEDA                                                                                מיכל בן פרידה
MAOZ CHAIM BEN CHASIA MALKA                                              מעוז חיים בן חסיה מלכה
MORDECHAI BEN BRACHA YEHUDIT                                         
מרדכי חי בן ברכה יהודית

MOSHE BEN CHANA                                                                                    משה בן חנה
MOSHE BEN SIGLIT CHAVIV                                                             משה בן סיגלית חביב
MOSHE ELAD BEN ITIEL                                                                
משה אלעד בן עיתיאל

MATAN BEN YAEL                                                                                          מתן בן יעל
MATANYA BEN RACHEL                                                                                                          מתניה בן רחל

נ

NIV BEN ORANIT                                                                                       ניב בן אורנית

NIV BEN AYELET                                                                                           ניו בן אילת
NITZAN BEN MAZAL                                                                                     
ניצן בן מזל

NIR BEN CARMEL                                                                                        ניר בן כרמל
NERIAH BEN CHAVA                                                                                     נריה בן חוה
NIMROD BEN VICTORIA                                                                      
נמרוד בן ויקטוריה

NIMROD BEN ADI                                                                                        נמרוד בן עדי

NIMROD BEN TAMAR                                                                                 נמרוד בן תמר

 

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SIVAN BEN TAL                                                                                               סיון בן טל
SAAR BEN DEVORAH                                                                                סער בן דבורה
STAV BEN BRACHA                                                                                    סתיו בן ברכה

ע 

AIDEN BEN RACHEL                                                                                       עדן בן רחל
OVADIAH BEN REVITAL                                                                          
עובדיה בן רויטל                             

OMER BEN BRURIA                                                                                  עומר בן ברוריה                 

OMER YOSEF BEN NITZA                                                                      עומר יוסף בן ניצה
AMOS BEN SIGAL                                                                                      
עמוס בן סיגל

IDO BEN OFRA                                                                                                                             עידו בן עופרה

AIDEN BEN BAT SHEVA                                                                           עידן בן בת שבע

IRA BEN MEIRAV                                                                                         עירא בן מירב                                           

AMISHAV BEN ESTHER                                                                           עמישב בן אסתר

AMIT BEN ILANA                                                                                      עמית בן אילנה                                

AMIT BEN CHAGIT                                                                                                         עמית בן חגית

AMIT BEN MIRIAM                                                                                                         עמית בן מרים                                          
AMITAI BEN MIRIAM
                                                                                 עמיתי בן מרים

AMATZIA BEN CHEDVA                                                                             עמציה בן חדוה

AMATZIA CHAYIM BEN CHEDVAH MALKA                                   עמציה חיים בן חדוה מלכה

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TZURIEL ELIYAHU BEN SHULOMIT                                                 צוריאל אליהו בן שולמית

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RAMI BEN RAMOND                                                                                     רמי בן רמונד
RAN BEN AVIVA                                                                                            רן בן אביבה
RON MENACHEM BEN CHANA                                                                
רון מנחם בן חנה

ROIE BEN AVIVA                                                                                                            רועי בן אביבה  
ROIE BEN IRIS                                                                                                                                רועי בן איריס

ROIE BEN YEHUDIT                                                                                    רועי בן יהודית                      

ROIE YOSEF BEN YEHUDIT                                                                  רועי יוסף בן יהודית

ROTEM BEN ARNONA                                                                              רותם בן ארנונה
RON BEN ZIPORRAH                                                                                   
רן בן ציפורה

RACHAMIM BEN ALIZA CHANA                                                         רחמים בן עליזה חנה

RACHAMIM FELL ON A GRENADE TO SAVE THE OTHER SOLDIERS WITH HIM. 

HIS CONDITION IS SERIOUSLY CRITICAL.  HE IS NEED OF IMMEDIATE TEHILLIM.  

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SHAUL BEN ZIVA                                                                                         שאול בן זיוה

SHOHAM BEN YAFFA FLORA                                                                             שוהם בן יפה פלורה

SHACHAR BEN NAOMI SARA                                                                              שחר בן נעומי שרה
SHAI BEN ORLY                                                                                            שי בן אורלי

SHAI BEN GALYAH                                                                                         שי בן גליה

SHAI BEN JACKLYN                                                                                      שי בן ז’קלין

SHAI BEN LILI                                                                                                 שי בן לילי                                                                  

SHAI BEN SIMA                                                                                             שי בן סימה                                                                 

SHAI BEN SARA                                                                                             שי בן שרה                                        

SHALOM MICHAEL YITZCHAK BEN NATALI NA’AVAH            שׁלום מיכאל יצחק בן נטלי נאווה

SHLOMO BEN CHANA                                                                                 שלמה בן חנה

SHLOMO BEN MAZAL                                                                                  שלמה בן מזל                                                                  

SHMUEL YERUCHAM BEN RIVKAH                                                   שמואל ירוחם בן רבקה

SHAKED BEN ORAH                                                                                     שקד בן אורה


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TOM BEN LEAH                                                                                                                                    תום בן לאה

Israel Deserves an Apology

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“Israel Deserves an Apology”

1 Av 5774 Rosh Chodesh Av

This is a share from Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi’s facebook page…

I am sick of apologizing for Israel’s right to defend itself. I am sick of the word “ceasefire” when all that really means is “time for Hamas to build more rockets” while we stand by helplessly. I am sick of the UN calling this an Israeli-Palestinian War when all along it’s clearly been a prolonged terrorist attack that the IDF is courageously trying to stop. I’m sick of people criticizing Israel for killing innocent people when they have done more than any country to warn Gazans and have even brought the gunmen into their own hospitals. I’m sick of apologizing for being a Jew. For being part of a nation whose kindness and compassion shine through even on the battlefield.

Somehow the world is turning everything around. Turning the terrorists into victims. Turning the attacked into the aggressor. This is the anti-Semitism of today. A hatred and disgust with Israel no matter what we do.
Now I ask you. Who should be apologizing? The millions of Jews running for cover as rockets attempting to smash into their school yards and tear apart their homes come raining down? The parents of all the soldiers who have tragically died in this frustrating, dangerous ground war in Gaza, where every move is calculated and re-calculated to prevent the loss of life?

Should the soldiers apologize for risking their lives to fight terrorism while the rest of us shake our heads over the news? I am sick of apologizing for Israel when it is Israel that really deserves an apology.

Israel deserves an apology from the media for falsely portraying them as aggressors. From the Jews who have turned their backs on their own people when they are needed most. From the terrorists themselves, for the constant panic and fear, for the horrific loss of life, for destroying our homes, for diverting our planes, for turning our lives upside down, and for putting innocent Arab lives in mortal danger. Israel deserves an apology.

And I also want to apologize to Israel and her courageous people. I am sorry for not defending you loudly enough. For not doing more to speak up against the staged newspaper photographs and the false criticisms. I am sorry for the hours in which I forget about the pain and the suffering that you are going through. I am sorry, dear parents of all the fallen soldiers. I am sorry for your aching grief and loss, sorry that you had to sacrifice your sons in this war for Jewish survival. Because they were not just fighting for Israel, they were fighting for all of us.

I apologize to all of you, who live in the only place in the world where every Jew is welcomed home, that you are not recognized on a daily basis for holding up the fort for all of us, for teaching your children to remain calm under fire, for sending your sons to guard our borders, for holding onto your faith when everyone around you is intent on taking it away.

Thank you Rabbi Mizrachi for your courage to always tell the truth!

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Missionaries Harassing IDF Soldiers Manning Iron Dome

IDF soldiers fighting the battle against Hamas are being forced into another battle – against missionaries. ‘They’ve crossed a red line’.
By Moshe Cohen 27July2014 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/183395#.U9XLHruk2b8
Even as IDF soldiers grit their teeth to fight a tough war against Israel’s Hamas enemies, they have other threats to worry about – like missionaries seeking to convert IDF soldiers, preventing them from concentrating on their mission.

 

Anti-missionary group Yad L’Achim said Sunday that it had gotten numerous complaints from residents of Ashkelon and from soldiers that missionaries had made a nuisance of themselves several times at an Iron Dome installation.

 

The location of the installations are supposed to be secret, but because Israelis can see where the missiles that intercept Hamas rockets are fired from, the location of the Iron Dome batteries is an “open secret.” Israelis, anxious to see the vaunted system that had prevented Hamas rockets from wreaking havoc on Israeli cities, flock to the launching sites to cheer on soldiers and bring them refreshments and gifts.

 

The missionaries have come as well, said Yad L’achim – but their purpose in coming is not to cheer soldiers on, but to preach Christianity to them. Such incidents have been happening throughout the country where Iron Dome installations are located, the organization said, with missionaries harassing soldiers before, during, and after they finish their shifts.

 

Besides preaching, the missionaries distribute what they promote as “holy books” to the soldiers – New Testaments, in Hebrew. Yad L’achim volunteers have been collecting the books and dealing with them in an appropriate manner, the group said.

 

The missionary preaching hasn’t been making much of an impression on the soldiers from an ideological or religious viewpoint, soldiers reported to Yad L’achim, but they do find the preaching very annoying.

 

In a letter to Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, Yad L’achim demanded that the missionary activity be stopped. “This activity is unprecedented and has crossed all red lines,” the group said. “We respectfully ask that these people be banned from areas where soldiers serve and congregate.”

14 Ways Hamas Weaponizes Women, Children, Animals, Against Israel

20July2014 http://grid.pjmedia.com/?cmd=view-show-profile-article&id=1934

14 Ways Hamas Weaponizes Women, Children, Animals, Against Israel

14 Ways Hamas Weaponizes Women, Children, Animals, Against Israel
http://grid.pjmedia.com/?cmd=view-show-profile-article&id=1934

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IDF Strikes Houses in Gaza Used for Military Purposes

Published on: 10July2014

When houses are used for military purposes, they may become legitimate military targets under international law.

On July 8, the IDF initiated Operation Protective Edge in order to restore security to Israel’s civilian population under constant rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. During the operation, the IDF has struck a number of houses throughout Gaza that were being used for military purposes.

Hamas conducts its military activities from deep within residential areas in Gaza. By doing so, it exploits the IDF’s desire and efforts to avoid harm to Palestinian civilians. In many cases, Hamas uses its commanders’ own homes, where their families and other civilians may be residing, for military purposes.

These houses may be used for weapons storage, command and control centers, or communications. The following video of an IDF strike provides clear evidence that Palestinian terrorists store weapons in residential areas. Following the initial IDF strike on the target, massive secondary blasts reveal that the IDF indeed struck a weapons cache located near Palestinian homes.

When houses are used for military purposes, they may become legitimate military targets under international law. The IDF only aims its attacks against legitimate military targets as defined under the relevant rules of international law. In order to accurately determine military targets, the IDF employs advanced methods, including multiple levels of intelligence, the provision of legal advice, and extensive prior training provided to operational commanders.

Even when a house is considered a lawful military target, the IDF makes great efforts to minimize potential harm to the surrounding civilian population. For example, the IDF may use real-time visual coverage in order to assess the civilian presence at a target. The IDF also carefully chooses weaponry and ammunition that will help to minimize any harm to civilians. In certain instances, the IDF also provides advance warning before striking a target.

Many of the IDF’s efforts in this regard go beyond its legal obligations and the accepted practice of other militaries operating in urban areas. Unfortunately, Hamas exploits many of the IDF’s attempts to provide advance warning by using civilians as human shields in order to deter attacks.

Furthermore, when an IDF commander determines that an attack is expected to cause collateral damage that would be excessive in relation to the military advantage anticipated, the attack will not be carried out.

When terrorist organizations such as Hamas deliberately use civilian homes for terrorist purposes, it is unavoidable that some civilians will be harmed when the IDF acts against these targets. Hamas exploits such instances to claim that the IDF deliberately seeks to harm the civilian population in Gaza, but fails to acknowledge that it has intentionally put these Palestinian civilians in grave danger by masking its terrorist activities behind a civilian facade.

Translation of the leaflets dropped over northern Gaza.

Photo of the leaflets dropped over Gaza.

The IDF will continue to conduct its operations in full accordance with international law, including by attacking only legitimate military targets, and will continue its efforts to minimize harm to Palestinian civilians.

In contrast, Hamas fires indiscriminately toward Israel’s civilian population, and celebrates when Israel’s civilians are harmed. These actions are war crimes. The IDF will continue to defend its citizens from such terrorist activity.

THIRD Rocket Arsenal Found At UN School In Gaza

29July2014 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/07/29/THIRD-Rocket-Arsenal-Found-At-UN-School-In-Gaza

The United Nations Relief & Works Agency For Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced Tuesday that another rocket stockpile has been found at one of its schools in Gaza. This instance marks the third time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge that a weapons arsenal has been found at an UNRWA school in Gaza.

UNRWA has yet to place blame on any individuals or organizations for placing the weapons stockpile within a children’s school. The UN body refused to do so on the past two previous occasions as well.

The UN body, after both previous findings, has handed the rockets it had found back into the possession of “the local police,” otherwise known as the terrorist group Hamas.

This week, UNRWA supplies and building materials had been found in Hamas’s tunnel infrastructure, which has been used to smuggle weapons and carry out attacks on the State of Israel.

 

The UN agency has a well-documented history of using their US taxpayer-funded facilities to promote anti-Israel and anti-Semitic propaganda. It has in the past been accused of aiding and abetting radical Islamists in Gaza and elsewhere.

UNRWA was created in 1949 to provide relief and public works programs for displaced Arab refugees that had formerly inhabited the British mandate of Palestine. UNRWA is currently the largest agency-subdivision of the entire UN, employing over 30,000 staff. UNRWA has objectively failed in its primary goal of finding homes for those it has deemed “refugees”. From 1949 to present day, refugees recognized by UNRWA has grown from 750,000 to 5,000,000 people.

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The Ten Plagues That Are Hitting America Right Now

22July2014 Submitted by Michael Snyder of The American Dream blog,

Why are so many plagues hitting the United States all of a sudden?  Yes, one can always point out bad stuff that is happening somewhere in the country, but right now we are facing a nightmarish combination of crippling drought, devastating wildfires, disastrous viruses, dying crops and superbugs that scientists don’t know how to kill.  And as you will see, we even have a plague of flies down in Mississippi.  So what in the world is going on?  Is this just a case of bad luck, or is something else happening?  At the conclusion of this article, please feel free to tell me what you think.  The following are ten plagues that are hitting America right now…

#1 The Plague Of Flies In The Upper Mississippi River Valley

This is perhaps the least dangerous plague, but it is also one of the most interesting.  Just recently, a plague of flies was so thick in the upper Mississippi River valley that it showed up on radar

The mayflies were detectable on radar around 845 pm and reports in the towns and cities began rolling in of the swarming and piles of mayflies. Numerous videos and pictures were circulating on social media, some of which are posted below as well.

The radar detected the flies about 845 pm, emanating from the river (the source) with echo values similar to that of light-moderate rain (35-40 dBZ). With a general south-to-north wind flow above the surface, the mayflies quickly moved north once in the air. As the flies dispersed moving north-northeast, they also gained altitude with some of the echo being detected as far north as Black River Falls and as high as 2500 feet above ground.

By late evening, mayflies were swarming in La Crosse, La Crescent, Stoddard and points up and down the river. While the emergence of mayflies from their river bottom mud dwelling can occur at various times through the warm season depending on the species, this particular emergence was that of the larger black/brown Bilineata species.

#2 The Chikungunya Virus

As I wrote about the other day, down in Florida health officials have discovered the very first confirmed cases of the chikungunya virus to be transmitted locally.  In other words, it is now being passed to people that have not even traveled out of the country.

An epidemic of the virus has already been declared down in Puerto Rico, and authorities are deeply concerned about the possibility of one up here as well.

Already, cases of the virus have been reported in 30 different states and the total number of cases in the U.S. is more than five times higher than in any other recent year.

If you live in an area that has a lot of mosquitos, you might want to be very, very careful right about now because this is a virus that is exceedingly painful

With illness onset, the person develops high fever, chills, and joint pain, followed in some by a rash on the trunk, limbs and face lasting 3-4 days. Muscle and joint pain last about one week. Joint pain is often severe and in some people lasts longer, up to several months.

#3 The Wildfires Out West

The massive wildfires in Washington, Oregon and western Canada have spread clouds of smoke over vast areas of the northwest United States in recent days.  The following excerpt comes from a recent CNN report

Wildfires spanning almost 170,000 acres are driving hundreds of people from their homes in Washington state and across the border in Canada, officials said.

Washington authorities say the fires surged overnight to 168,713 acres in the state. The flames have encroached on towns.

Janet Pearce of the Washington state Department of Natural Resources said the four fires had not been contained as of Friday morning. An estimated 80 homes were destroyed and cell phone service was knocked out.

#4 The Drought In California

The nightmarish multi-year drought in the state of California just continues to get even worse.

This week it was reported that 81 percent of California is now experiencing “extreme drought” or worse.

Three months ago, that number was just 68 percent.

And we are being told that downtown Los Angeles is now the driest that it has been since rain records began in 1877.

For much, much more on this, please see my recent article entitled “20 Signs The Epic Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic“.

#5 The Virus That Has Killed Millions Of Our Pigs

A horrific pig virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea came over from China a little over a year ago.

Since then, it has killed about 7 million pigs, and approximately 100,000 more are dying each week.

#6 Citrus Greening

Have you ever heard of citrus greening disease?

Perhaps not, but it has gotten so bad down in Florida that experts are now saying that the entire citrus industry in the state “could be destroyed”

“It’s horrible — it’s a disaster,” says Fred Gmitter, a professor of horticulture science at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center.

It might be time to kiss your OJ goodbye, unless science steps in to save the day.

At least 70% of Florida’s citrus trees are already infected by the disease, known as citrus greening, huanglongbing, or occasionally just with an ominous “it,” as in “It’s here.”

Florida’s citrus crop this year is the lowest it’s been in 30 years, and agricultural authorities have continued to lower their production estimates. Orange-juice prices are up nearly 20% this year alone and will continue to rise. The disease was a major factor in the lime shortage that made the price of a box of Persian limes jump from $18 to $85 last December. Prices could jump higher for oranges. Researchers and growers say that if a cure isn’t found, the entire $9 billion Florida citrus industry could be destroyed.

#7 Bananas Going Extinct?

You bananas are not safe either.

According to CNBC, the TR4 fungus is spreading so rapidly that it could eventually totally wipe out the variety of bananas that we find in our grocery stores today…

Banana lovers take note: The world’s supply of the fruit is under attack from a fungus strain that could wipe out the popular variety that Americans eat.

“It’s a very serious situation,” said Randy Ploetz, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida who in 1989 originally discovered a strain of Panama disease, called TR4, that may be growing into a serious threat to U.S. supplies of the fruit and Latin American producers.

“There’s nothing at this point that really keeps the fungus from spreading,” he said in an interview with CNBC.

While there are nearly 1,000 varieties of bananas, the most popular is the Cavendish, which accounts for 45 percent of the fruit’s global crop—and the one Americans mostly find in their supermarkets.

#8 The Number Of Earthquakes Is Increasing

For a long time, scientists tried to deny that the number of earthquakes is increasing.

But now, the USGS is finally admitting that the number of big earthquakes has doubled

If you think there have been more earthquakes than usual this year, you’re right. A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979.

“We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded,” said lead study author Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California.

Fortunately, most of the earthquakes in the U.S. so far this year have been relatively small or have been in isolated areas.

But they have been popping up in very unusual areas (such as Oklahoma), and as seismic activity along the Ring of Fire continues to increase, it is probably only a matter of time before one of our major cities gets hit with a major tragedy.

#9 Superbugs

Thanks at least in part to the massive overuse of antibiotics, a new generation of superbugs is arising.  Scientists have no way to kill these superbugs, and according to experts they are finding their way “into healthcare facilities nationwide”

Drug-resistant superbug infections have reached near-epidemic levels across U.S. hospitals, with an alarming 500% increase now documented in a study just published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America).

Lead author of the study, Dr. Joshua Thaden, warned “This dangerous bacteria is finding its way into healthcare facilities nationwide… A CRE epidemic is fast approaching… Even this marked increase likely underestimates the true scope of the problem given variations in hospital surveillance practices.”

The study also found that an astonishing 94 percent of CRE infections were caused by healthcare activities or hospital procedures.

#10 Fukushima

The Fukushima nuclear disaster is the gift that just keeps on giving.

Hundreds of tons of radioactive water are being released into the Pacific on a continual basis, and this could potentially affect our oceans and our food chain for generations to come.

But it is a “slow motion disaster” that is already “old news”, so most Americans don’t think about it anymore.  But the truth is that there is a lot of evidence that it should be taken very seriously in this country.  For much more on this, please see this article.

In Japan, of course, things are even worse.

In fact, one Japanese doctor that was working in Tokyo says that radiation sickness is rampant in that city

Since December 2011, I have conducted thyroid ultrasound examinations, thyroid function tests, general blood tests and biochemical tests on about 2000 people, mostly families in the Tokyo metropolitan area expressing concerns on the effects of radiation. I have observed that white blood cells, especially neutrophils, are decreasing among children under the age of 10. There are cases of significant decline in the number of neutrophils in 0-1 year-olds born after the earthquake (<1000). In both cases, conditions tend to improve by moving to Western Japan (Neutrophils 0–>4500). Patients report nosebleed, hair loss, lack of energy, subcutaneous bleeding, visible urinary hemorrhage, skin inflammations, coughs and various other non-specific symptoms.

And this Japanese doctor believes that things are so dire that he says that the entire city of Tokyo should be evacuated…

Residents of Tokyo are unfortunately not in the position to pity the affected regions of Tohoku because they are victims themselves. Time is running short. I took an earlier step forward and evacuated to the west. My fellow doctors of medicine, I am waiting for you here. And to the people in Eastern Japan still hesitating, all my support goes to facilitating and enabling your evacuation, relocation, or a temporary relief in Western Japan.

Just like with Chernobyl, this radioactive material is going to silently make people sick and kill people all over globe for years to come, and most of them will never have any idea what is really happening to them.

 

“There IS a God!”

27July2014  The following is shared on Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi’s facebook page… https://www.facebook.com/RabbiYosefMizrachi

A true and amazing story told by Ohad Shaked:

I received a phone call on Sunday from “A,” one of the Iron Dome commanders who was a student of mine about 6 years ago. I was glad he called. “Where can a person learn Torah in Ramat Gan?” He asked me leaving me baffled being that he was far from Torah and mitzvot. “I’m going to be released in a couple of months, and I want to learn in a Yeshiva – I saw the Almighty with my own eyes!” He said, nothing more and nothing less. “What happened?” I asked him. “A Missile was fired from Gaza. The Iron Dome can detect where the missile is going to fall within a 200 meter radius. This particular Missile was heading to the Azrieli Towers, or to the railroad tracks. Either way, hundreds could have paid with their lives!

We sent the first “dome” and it missed. Then the second as well as the third dome missed, this is a very rare occurrence. To date, only two other such cases occurred. I was in shock! We had four seconds until there is no way back and the missile would hit. We had already informed and dispatched emergency services, the police and the fire department, to the location.” Then the commander spoke excitedly as I kept on listening. “Suddenly, without any preliminary design from the Iron Dome system (which calculates the possible wind currents, etc.) a strong eastern wind blew – a wind that we have no idea where it came from and cast the missile right into the sea. We were all in shock!!! I stood up and started screaming ‘There is a G-d’! ‘There is a G-d!’ ‘There is a G-d’!!! I saw this miracle with my own eyes. No one told me about it, it was not reported to me. I saw the Hand of Hashem fling the missile into the sea!

Of course this was not reported for security reasons, but it’s enough to witness the miracles with our own eyes to know there is Hashem (G-d). I ran to one of the religious soldiers and asked him to put on tefillin. I took it upon myself to keep Shabbat, and that was the very best Shabbat I have ever had.” This is what he told me. I was so excited that it even brought a tear to my eye. “Ashrecha” (praisworthy are you) I said to him, “that you merited to witness this incident and to understand that it’s from Hashem (G-d)!”

Will Grandma Make It To The Safe Room In 15 Seconds?

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Imagine that you are just trying to live your life. However, terrorists constantly fire rockets at your hometown.
Now imagine that you are in your kitchen cooking dinner. When the siren goes off, you only have 15 seconds to get to the shelter. Even if the shelter is in the basement and you are on the second — or third or fourth — floor, you still have only 15 seconds. 15 seconds that separate life from death.This is the reality that men and women living in Israel (and not only in the south) face every day, sometimes ten times a day.

A rocket fired from Gaza hit an apartment building in the Israeli city of Ashkelon this morning.

A rocket fired from Gaza hit an apartment building in the Israeli city of Ashkelon this morning. pic.twitter.com/WDiRbpeb5C

A rocket fired from Gaza hit an apartment building in the Israeli city of Ashkelon this morning. pic.twitter.com/WDiRbpeb5C

What Do I Do When I Hear a Siren or A “Red Alert” (“Tzeva Adom”)?

Can you imagine terror tunnels underneath your home? This is the reality for residents of Israeli villages and towns close to the Gaza Strip border. Hamas terrorists use these tunnels to smuggle explosives and other weapons into Israel to commit acts of terror against civilians.

Can you imagine terror tunnels underneath your home?
This is the reality for residents of Israeli villages and towns close to the Gaza Strip border. Hamas terrorists use these tunnels to smuggle explosives and other weapons into Israel to commit acts of terror against civilians.


Terrorist tunnels – underground threat מנהרות טרור – איום מתחת לאדמה – סרטון הסברה

The Price of Hamas’ Underground Terror Network

26July2014 http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/07/26/price-hamas-underground-terror-network/

Hamas could be investing in the people of Gaza. Instead it invests in terrorism.

Construction materials meant for Palestinians routinely enter Gaza from Israel. To be exact, 4,680 trucks carrying 181 thousand tons of gravel, iron, cement, wood and other supplies have passed through the Kerem Shalom crossing since the beginning of 2014.

Imagine what Hamas could build with these resources instead of tunnels. Hundreds of homes and civilian structures for the residents of Gaza go unbuilt while the underground terror network continues to expand.

Miracles to and via Badatz Mashgihim

24July2014 http://yeranenyaakov.blogspot.co.il/2014/07/geula-update-from-rav-fish-masei-5774.html

Badatz Mashgihim needed to find wheat fields whose wheat was not invalid for Shemura Matza and due to the rain around Shavuot time, many wheat fields were invalid.  These Mashgihim were forced to go to fields far away – close to Kibbutz Sufa with other G-d-fearing Jews with tractors to harvest the wheat.  During their work, there were many rocket attacks.  Miraculously, no Mashgihim were hurt doing their holy work.  When they found out later about the tunnel infiltration by terrorists that happened in the area, and that the IDF spotted them and thwarted their plan, the Mashgihim knew what had occurred.  The terrorists’ plan was to hide in the very tall wheat that was near the opening of the tunnel, but to their surprise, the tall wheat was gone – it was cut a few days earlier by these people cutting wheat for next year’s Matza.  And in fact, one of the farmers in the area called up the Mashgihim and based the entire miracle on the merit of cutting wheat for Matza for Pesah.  ושמרתם את המצות has a whole new meaning now.

Massive Hamas Mega-Attack Planned for Jewish New Year Through Gaza Terror Tunnels

This map shows why we continue in our mission to expose and destroy Hamas' network of terror attack tunnels. pic.twitter.com/snPnupv0ud

This map shows why we continue in our mission to expose and destroy Hamas’ network of terror attack tunnels. pic.twitter.com/snPnupv0ud

http://pamelageller.com/2014/07/massive-hamas-mega-attack-planned-jewish-new-year-gaza-terror-tunnles.html/

Israel ‘s counter-offensive against the rockets and the tunnels has yielded unexpected and horrific intel.

The US and the EU should investigate why they have facilitated the delivery of the materials (ie cement) for tunnel infrastructure in Gaza despite Israel’s  repeated, vocal concerns.

2013: Israeli intelligence had warned: Cement to Gaza can be lethal

On June, 2010, Israeli intelligence issued a warning, that “Hamas uses cement for military needs”, especially in the construction of munitions supply tunnels.

 

orders to provide massive cement supplies for the construction of seventy five UNRWA school buildings in Gaza.

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Our agency asked sources in Israeli intelligence at the time if there had been any change in their assessment that Hamas would indeed use cement for lethal purposes.

The answer from Israeli intelligence was that there had been no change in that assessment.

One entity did praised the constrction of the tunnels: UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

Israel Resource Review

UNRWA – the UN agency who’s schools have been stockpiling Hamas weapons. UNRWA – the UN agency whose schools that have been teaching, advancing and promoting the Jihad against the Jews. The UN – arm of the global jihad.

One  of the captured Hamas terrorists that was questioned a couple of days ago days ago apparently told the IDF that Hamas had a grand plan to attack Israeli civilians on the perimeter of Gaza via the underground tunnels. Their D-day was supposed to be our high holiday of Rosh Hashana – the New Year, Sept 24,  2014

The plan was for hundreds of Hamas jihadists to access Israel via the terror tunnels to wage a simultaneous attack  and slaughter as innocent civilians as possible from those tunnels. Machine gun down as many innocent  civilians as they could, and then to take a large number hostage and hold them in the underground tunnels as human shields against Israeli retaliation. All the while, they would launch a massive rocket attack on as many points in Israel as possible.

Ramadan kill-a-thon.

Hamas Mega-Attack Planned through Gaza Terror Tunnels,” Gates Institute, July 25, 2014 (thaks to Eli)

IDF Excavation of the tunnels has resulted in the seizure of tons of Hamas supplies as well as the discovery of plans for future operations.

- See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/07/massive-hamas-mega-attack-planned-jewish-new-year-gaza-terror-tunnles.html/#sthash.zKa4eDCD.dpuf

What Hamas planned to do with the terror tunnels

23July2014 http://israelmatzav.blogspot.co.il/2014/07/what-hamas-planned-to-do-with-terror.html

From the 48 Hamas prisoners that have been captured, the intelligence have been interrogating them and the most terrifying, and horrific picture is being built.
They are being investigated about the many tunnels that have been found and dug under many kibbutzim that surround Gaza. The most terrifying detail is being uncovered that Hamas had a plan to attack all the settlements and kibbutzim in the area this year on Rosh Hashanah with an invasion of over 200 terrorists into almost all the settlements in the area. The tunnels went under the kibbutzim under the kindergartens and dining rooms and other areas within the kibbutz perimeters. They planned to occupy the whole area and kill as many Israeli as possible.
This could have been the worst terror attack in the history of terrorism. Thousands of people, including women and children would have been slaughtered in this planned attack.
I think now we start to understand how dangerous these tunnels really are. They all have to be destroyed and we cannot leave even one undetected or unattended to. These tunnels are more dangerous than any rocket or any other weapon .

Sounds to me like Mumbai….

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2008 Mumbai attacks were twelve coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai.  by members of Lashkar-e-Taiba. Ajmal Kasab, the only attacker who was captured alive, later confessed upon interrogation that the attacks were conducted with the support of Pakistan’s ISI. The attacks, which drew widespread global condemnation, began on Wednesday, 26 November and lasted until Saturday, 29 November 2008, killing 164 people and wounding at least 308.

10 attackers, Ajmal Kasab, Abdul Rehman, Abdul Rahman Chhota, Abu Ali, Fahad Ullah, Ismail Khan, Babar Imran, Abu Umar,Abu Sohrab,Shoaib alias Soheb,

UPDATE FRIDAY JULY 25 2:45 PM

Maariv has now confirmed the date – Rosh HaShanah – about two months from now (link in Hebrew).  They are also confirming that the plan was to send 200 terrorists per tunnel into six different ‘settlements’ near the Gaza border to murder or kidnap as many Israelis as possible. The tunnels are not straight, but intersect at various points. I will have more on this in a later post.

Life in Israel: 15 seconds Reality – Rockets from Gaza

From Rabbi Lazer Brody’s Lazer Beams website:

Likutey Moharan can save your live!

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Garden of Emuna

The Garden of Emuna – English New Expanded Edition!!!

“By way of emuna, life in this world is more beautiful, and…the entire world is like a blossoming garden.” This is a practical guide to life. Discover the power of emuna and powerful tools for dealing with life’s challenges. By Rabbi Shalom Arush, translated by Rabbi Lazer Brody. Paperback, 292 information packed pages. ISBN: 56-1024
 
 

ליקוטי מוהר

ליקוטי מוהר”ן

ספרו הקדוש של רבי נחמן מברסלב ובו תורותיו הנשגבות והעליונות, חידושים והקדמות יקרות ונפלאות, דברים הנאמרים בצחות ובפלפול, מסודר ב’צורת הדף’ כולל מפתח עניינים ותיקון הכללי. הוצאה מיוחדת ובלעדית של אתר ברסלב ישראל.
מק”ט: 1-8000
 
 

Emuna Outreach, now under the auspices of Rabbi Shalom Arush shlit’a, gives top priority to strengthening our home-front. We have been distributing emuna books and CDs all over the south of Israel, to civilians and IDF soldiers alike.

The outdoor market of Ashdod has in the past been a favorite Friday-morning Hamas target, particularly because of the concentration of people there. Rebbe Nachman of Breslev promised that anywhere his book Likutei Moharan is, there won’t be fire or catastrophe. Emuna Outreach has already fitted quite a few armored vehicles in the IDF with Likutei Moharan. Earlier today, we made sure that bomb shelters and local merchants received the book as well, thanks to your generous support. Everyone who received the book was truly moved and tremendously grateful. I was asked to relay a ton of blessings to our contributors.

You can do your part in the war effort too. Your donation helps strengthen Israel’s soldiers and civilians under fire. Your assistance in spreading emuna wins wars. Please donate with an open heart to Emuna Outreach – you can do so by clicking the “Donate” button on the top left-hand toolbar of this site. This is a tremendous mitzva and a direct contribution to the war effort and to the full redemption of our people. Thanks, Shabbat Shalom G-d bless always!

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Emuna Outreach's "Strong Home-Front" Project: Merchants from Ashdod's outdoor market, hit in past by Hamas missiles, receiving Likutei Moharan from Rabbi Lazer - See more at: http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/#sthash.LQUYjrt8.dpuf

Emuna Outreach’s “Strong Home-Front” Project: Merchants from Ashdod’s outdoor market, hit in past by Hamas missiles, receiving Likutei Moharan from Rabbi Lazer – See more at: http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/#sthash.LQUYjrt8.dpuf

From Rabbi Lazer Brody’s Lazer Beams website:

The Miracle Grenade

an IDF infantryman was hit with an AK-47 (Kalatchnikov) bullet which hit one of the pouches in his flak jacket. The pouch held an Israeli-made assault grenade. The grenade fully absorbed the bullet, but didn't explode! - See more at: http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2014/07/the-miracle-grenade.html#sthash.sEz4lKlX.dpuf

an IDF infantryman was hit with an AK-47 (Kalatchnikov) bullet which hit one of the pouches in his flak jacket. The pouch held an Israeli-made assault grenade. The grenade fully absorbed the bullet, but didn’t explode! – See more at: http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2014/07/the-miracle-grenade.html#sthash.sEz4lKlX.dpuf

25July2014
Here’s a miracle of miracles:

Nir Dabouri of Israel’s Channel Two News online (Mako), reports: an IDF infantryman was hit with an AK-47 (Kalatchnikov) bullet which hit one of the pouches in his flak jacket. The pouch held an Israeli-made assault grenade. The grenade fully absorbed the bullet, but didn’t explode!

This is a magnificent triple miracle as follows:

1. The soldier was hit in the torso but the bullet did him no harm;

2. The bullet penetrated the grenade (the bullet could have easily ricocheted off the grenade and hit the soldier anywhere in his torso);

2. The grenade did not explode!

The chances of a soldier emerging unscratched from such an uncounter is one in a trillion.

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Hebrew Prayer for Members of the Israel Defense Force

Hebrew Prayer for Members of the Israel Defense Force

Hebrew Prayer for Members of the Israel Defense Force

Invoking God’s protection for the members of the Israel Defense Forces.
by Aish.com staffHe Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Forces, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God, from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.May the Almighty cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighters from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under our soldiers’ sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is the Lord your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

Now let us respond: Amen.

An IDF soldier’s letter from the front

24July2014  http://muqata.blogspot.co.il/2014/07/an-idf-soldiers-letter-from-front.html
From a Solider at the Front. Original in Hebrew….translated into English with a few comments from me. Having been down there a few times, I can personally vouch for the accuracy of this letter. On a personal note, before going down South last night for a pizza delivery to IDF soldiers, my daughter gave me a stack of letters and pictures from children in our community to distribute to the delivery. After giving the soldiers 60 pies, I said, “Wait, I have to give you the letters from the kids…” A soldier stopped everything and said — “THOSE are the most important…much more than the pizza…and hugged a pile of letters that I gave him.”Am Yisrael Chai!–Jameel

A soldier on the border writes:

What’s happening here in the staging area [area where soldiers prepare to enter Gaza] is beyond comprehension, not rationally, not emotionally and beggars the imagination.

Almost every hour a car shows up overflowing with food, snacks, cold drinks, socks, underwear, undershirts, hygiene supplies, wipes, cigarettes, backgammon and more. They’re coming from the North and the Center, from manufacturers, from companies and private businesses, from prisons, Chareidim and Settlers, from Tel Aviv and even Saviyon.

Every intersection on they way down here we get stopped, not by the police, but be residents giving out food. What is amazing is that the entire situation wasn’t organized and everyone is coming on their own without coordination between the folks coming.

They’re writing letters and blessings, how they’re thinking of us all the time. There are those who spent hours making sandwiches, so they’re as perfect and comforting as possible.

Of course representatives of Chabad are here to help soldiers put on Tefillin and distributing Cha’Ta’Ts (Chumash, Tehillim, Tanya) for every troop transport and Breslov are showing up to the border and dancing with the soldiers with great joy.

The Chareidim are coming from their yeshivot to ask the names of the soldiers with their mothers’ names so that the whole yeshiva can pray for them. It should be mentioned that all of this is done under the threat of the terrorist tunnels and rockets in the area.
Soroka Hospital (in Be’er Sheva) today looks like a 5 star hotel. A wounded friend who was recently discharged told us how the MasterChef truck is parked outside and is preparing food for the wounded.

It goes without saying the amount of prayer services that are going on. On the religious front as well, there are lectures and Torah classes, all the food is obviously Kosher. Shachrit, Mincha, and Maariv with Sifrei Torah. They’re giving out tzitzit and Tehilim by the hundreds. It’s become the new fashion! The Rabbi of Maglan [Special Forces unit] told me that almost the entire unit has started wearing them, because the Army Rabbinate has been giving out tzitzit that wick away sweat. They’re gaining both a Mitzva and a high quality undershirt. We’ve started calling them “Shachpatzitzti” (a portmanteau of the Hebrew term for body armor and tzitzit). We’re having deep conversations late into the night without arguments, without fights and we find ourselves agreeing on most stuff.

We’re making lots of jokes at Hamas’s expensive and without politics. There’s lots more to add but my battery is running low and the staff has been requesting someone give a class on Likutei MoharaN (Breslov).

How happy is the nation that is like this.

Making it Possible

24July2014 http://matzav.com/making-it-possible
By Chaya Gitty Smith

There have always been things I thought I could never do. Not in a physical sense , more in an emotional and spiritual sense. That is, until about a month ago. On Pesach night, one of the more popular upbeat songs we sing is Dayenu. We remember all the wonderful and miraculous things Hashem has done for us and ask him “Dayenu”? Was it not enough that You freed us from slavery and took us out of Egypt. Was it not enough that You split the sea etc… The events of the past few weeks feel like a sad Dayenu song that Hashem is singing to us. Tragic, scary and painful things have been happening. We respond with introspection, extra mitzvos and an abundance of support for our fellow brothers. Hashem sees the effort we are putting in but asks us Dayenu. Is that really all you can give.

When the three precious neshamos were kidnapped, over night the country transformed. We stood together, prayed more, did everything we could for their safe return. For eighteen long and painful days we kept up the momentum. We composed songs, had mass gatherings of Tehillim, we pushed ourselves farther than we ever thought we could go. We did a tremendous amount. More than anyone thought possible. But Hashem said Dayenu. The news came out, on that monday night, that those three precious boys have returned to World of Truth. The tears shed that night, could have filled the oceans. The love and warmth sent to the three mourning families could have melted winter away. We did even more. Gave even more. Cared even more. But Hashem asked Dayenu.

Rockets started falling. Sirens started wailing. People started waking up their precious sleeping children to run for cover. Hundreds of rockets have been shot at cities all over Israel in the past few days. Soldiers are preparing for the dangerous mission of entering Gaza. Again, we as a nation, we act. We daven and cry. We stand together. We do what we can. We try our best. We look inward and give even more. Hoping that this time it will be enough. Hashem will not need to ask Dayenu.

There have always been things I thought I could never do. I have never been able to sit for an hour and just say Tehillim. I have never cried for a stranger. I have never had so much faith. I never thought I could care this much. I didn’t think it was possible to love this much. I love my people, I love my land more than I ever could have imagined. That is until a few weeks ago.

We are always putting limits on ourselves. We set our standards too low. We forget that we have the soul of a Jew. The limitless Jew. The depths of greatness we can reach, individually and collectively are infinite. The events of the past weeks is God speaking to us. Begging us to to understand the unlimited potential we have. Now as a nation we must listen to those messages. We need to break free from the limits we have put on ourselves. the voices that tell us that we cant must be silenced and replaced with shouts of “I CAN!” We must believe that we will succeed! We must always be looking for ways in which we can grow and uplift those around us. So that we, as a united and strong people, can greet Moshiach. We will then be able to turn to Hashem in joy and sing Dayenu.

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Israel and Ishmael, Order and Disorder

23July2014 http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2014/07/israel-and-ishmael-order-and-disorder.html

Hashem in His loving grace and amazing compassion has enabled me to understand the current conflict between Israel and Hamastan-Gaza by way of physics, and particularly thermodynamics. We know that the physical manifestations of creation reflect the underlying spiritual laws that the Creator in His omniscience instilled in creation. Whereas science concerns itself with the mechanics of events within nature, emuna concerns itself with the mechanics of events above nature.Without confusing you with the laws of energy and thermodynamics, let’s simplify: there are two opposing powers in molecular theory – the power that seeks order and the power that seeks disorder. These two powers always fight each other. The more that the power of order prevails, the more the world obtains “Gibbs Free Energy”, which is more commonly known as “free enthalpy”, or useful energy. The more that the power of disorder prevails, the greater the “entropy” or chaotic, unproductive energy in the world. We can now understand how the same nuclear energy can illuminate the world when its in the responsible hands of a nuclear power plant, or destroy the world when it becomes the entropic energy of a nuclear bomb detonation.

The Torah juxtaposes Israel and Ishmael. Without bogging us down with dozens of quotes, Israel is the world’s “free enthalpy”, or useful energy. Israel has given society everything from morals to medicine, from agriculture to zero illiteracy. Israel has sponsored and spearheaded agricultural, construction, educational and medical projects around the world. Here at home, we’ve made the desert bloom. Our children learn to read at age three. We are a nation that exports compassion, for caring about others is a trait that Jews have an endless reservoir of. Our Torah is a “tree of life” whose ways are all peaceful and pleasant. Israel uses its resources to educate and heal people; our concrete and metal go to building schools, hospitals and factories. Our faith is emuna, spreading the light of Hashem’s love for every human.

On the other hand, Ishmael is the power of disorder and chaos, destructive energy. As the Torah says, his hands are on everybody – he can’t live without a fight. His contribution to society is negative, for he destroys rather than builds. Other than jihad, his constant holy wars, he has no claim to fame. His money results from his natural resources – oil – which Hashem gave him as a reward for being circumcised. He has no technology or knowledge base of his own. His children learn cruelty from a young age, growing up with the burning desire to kill his rival, Israel; so much so, that he’ll sacrifice his own family without blinking an eyelash to spill the blood of Israel, Heaven forbid. Ishmael uses its resources to kill his rivals; not only Jews, but his own people as he does in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Gaza and everywhere else he lives. His concrete and metal resources go to building terrorist tunnels; his kids don’t need to read and write as long as they can wield a knife and operate an AK-47. His faith is Jihad, holy war, killing anyone who doesn’t agree with his darkside murderous treachery that he calls a religion.

The above explains the war in Gaza. No, it’s not Israel’s war with the Gazans. This is a struggle between the useful energy of the world and the destructive energy of the world. Israel must overcome in order for this planet to be a decent place to dwell in. The French, Germans, British and Belgians can now understand why their homelands are becoming less and less tolerable as they are being taken over by the Ishmaelites.

For the ultimate good of mankind and this planet, may Hashem help us prevail, amen.
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Brain Study Sheds Light On Impulsive Violence

Date:
August 15, 2000
Source:
University Of Wisconsin-Madison
Summary:
The human brain is wired with natural checks and balances that control negative emotions, but breakdowns in this regulatory system appear to heighten risk of violent behavior, according to findings of a study by UW-Madison psychologist Richard Davidson.

The human brain is wired with natural checks and balances that control negative emotions, but breakdowns in this regulatory system appear to heighten risk of violent behavior, according to findings of a study by UW-Madison psychologist Richard Davidson.

As part of a special report on violence in the July 28 issue of the journal Science, Davidson and colleagues analyzed brain imaging data from a large, diverse group of studies on violent subjects and those predisposed to violence. The studies focused on people diagnosed with aggressive personality disorder, those with childhood brain injuries and convicted murderers.

Researchers found common neurological threads among these more than 500 subjects in the brain’s inability to properly regulate emotion. The study focused on several interconnected regions in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, areas defined in Davidson’s previous work as an essential control mechanism for negative emotions.

A similar brain process has been implicated in a number of mental health problems, including depression and anxiety disorders. Davidson says this newfound connection between violence and brain dysfunction opens a new avenue for studying and possibly treating violence and aggression.

“We are placing the question of violence right in the middle of our basic research on the neurobiology of emotion, because our previous insights in this area give us tremendous leverage to understand the root causes of violence,” Davidson says. “There never has been a theoretical framework to make sense of this before.”

One of the core findings, Davidson says, deals with the interplay between several distinct brain regions, namely the orbital frontal cortex, the anterior cingulate cortex and the amygdala. The orbital frontal cortex plays a crucial role in constraining impulsive outbursts, while the anterior cingulate cortex recruits other brain regions in the response to conflict. The amygdala, a tiny but highly influential portion of the brain, is involved in the production of a fear response and other negative emotions.

Davidson and colleagues Katherine Putnam and Christine Larson found that normal brain activity in the orbital and anterior regions were blunted or entirely absent in many of the study groups, while the amygdala showed normal or heightened activity. The inability of the two brain regions to effectively counteract the response of the amygdala may help explain how threatening situations can become explosive in some people.

A major strength of the research is in the range of people studied and the consistency of the results, Davidson says. The researchers found dysfunction in common brain regions in reviews of brain imaging data from 41 murderers, from a study group suffering from aggressive impulsive personality disorder, and from a group diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder.

They also reviewed data from two individuals who suffered early damage to the two regions of the brain in question. Those individuals, injured early in life, both showed histories of verbal and physical abusiveness and intermittent, explosive bursts of anger.

The research paper also described a large group of subjects who have a genetic deficit that causes a disruption in the brain’s serotonin levels. The serotonin system employs many of the brain regions described earlier and a disruption of the system has been linked to increased aggression. Davidson’s analysis showed that these emotion-controlling brain regions showed less activity in the individuals who carried this genetic abnormality.

Davidson stresses that the research points to both genetics and poor environmental history as potential contributors to impulsive violence, and together they present a “double whammy” that put people at much greater risk. “These parts of the brain are particularly responsive to experiential shaping,” Davidson says.

The study may recast the way society looks at impulsive violence, by defining it as a mental health issue. “Emotion regulation is extremely significant for a whole constellation of problems people encounter,” he says.

The long-term implications of the study will be in the realm of new treatments, Davidson predicts, that will combine targeted behavioral interventions with drug therapies, in much the same way depression and anxiety disorders are treated.

“Given what we know about brain plasticity and the fact that the brain really can change in response to experience, we have good reason to expect that these treatments may, in fact, have beneficial consequences,” Davidson says.

While the research points to emotion regulation deficits as a “smoking gun” in impulsive violence, Davidson cautions that science is a long way from developing any preventive strategy for at-risk populations. Davidson’s future studies will explore this complex brain process in much greater detail, through the use of imaging technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission topography (PET) used in tandem for high-resolution, real time images of brain function.

Davidson is director of the Wisconsin Center for Affective Science and directs the W.M. Keck Center for Functional Brian Imaging. His research is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health.


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You belong in a mental asylum

14July2014 http://israelmatzav.blogspot.co.il/2014/07/you-belong-in-mental-asylum.html
Oh my…. Egyptian television host Osama Mounir tells Hamas leaders ‘you belong in a mental asylum.’

The Egyptians seem to hate Hamas nearly as much as we do.

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Hamas uses Mosques and Schools to Store its Weapons

Uploaded on Jan 19, 2009

Since Operation Cast Lead, Hamas has made countless efforts to arm it self with many weapons, aimed at harming Israel’s civilian population.
Hamas, knowing that Israel refrains from any strike on Gaza that might hurt innocent civilians, is hiding their weapons arsenal in civilian areas, such as mosques, houses and schools. This doctrine has helped Hamas create false propaganda, by publishing footage of enormous explosions in Gaza that are actually induced by secondary blasts caused from the ammunition hidden in the bombarded buildings.

For more information:
The Truth About Hamas: http://www.idfblog.com/hamas/

IDF soldiers from the Givati ​​Brigade uncovered a house rigged with explosives near a UN school in Gaza.

Published on 26July2014

 

honor-killing-islam-honor-killing-political-poster-Since starting the operation in Gaza, we held our fire 4 times. Hamas never stopped shooting rockets.

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Civilian protection and endangerment

Have you heard? #Hamas are launching rockets at..... #Gaza over 100 times in 9 days. via @IDFSpokesperson: pic.twitter.com/zAMpL3K3ar”

Have you heard? #Hamas are launching rockets at….. #Gaza over 100 times in 9 days. via @IDFSpokesperson: pic.twitter.com/zAMpL3K3ar”

7 July 2005, four British Islamist men detonated four bombs—three in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. As well as the four bombers, 52 civilians were killed and over 700 more were injured in the attacks, the United Kingdom's worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing as well as the country's first ever suicide attack.

7 July 2005, four British Islamist men detonated four bombs—three in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. As well as the four bombers, 52 civilians were killed and over 700 more were injured in the attacks, the United Kingdom’s worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing as well as the country’s first ever suicide attack.

The Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing, also called the Sbarro massacre, was a Palestinian terrorist attack on a pizzeria in downtown Jerusalem on 9 August 2001, in which 15 civilians were killed, including 7 children and a pregnant woman, and 130 wounded.

The Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing, also called the Sbarro massacre, was a Palestinian terrorist attack on a pizzeria in downtown Jerusalem on 9 August 2001, in which 15 civilians were killed, including 7 children and a pregnant woman, and 130 wounded.

Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing was the suicide bombing of a crowded public bus (Egged bus 2) in the Shmuel HaNavi quarter in Jerusalem, Israel, on August 19, 2003. Twenty-four people were killed and over 130 wounded. Many of the victims were children, some of them infants. The Islamist militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing was the suicide bombing of a crowded public bus (Egged bus 2) in the Shmuel HaNavi quarter in Jerusalem, Israel, on August 19, 2003. Twenty-four people were killed and over 130 wounded. Many of the victims were children, some of them infants. The Islamist militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.

The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.

Regular readers of the New York Times may recall that its editors provided an unsurpassed platform, and sickening prominence, to our daughter's murderer six years ago when she was still a prisoner serving multiple life terms (these days, she is out, free as a bird and newly married). We wrote about it here: "28-Jun-07: About sweet-faced young women", "5-Jul-07: A Balance of Views?" and "7-Jul-07: A Palestinian Terrorist". We were as outraged then as today by the ease with which they slid past the grotesque acts for which this woman and her fellow child-killers were responsible, and in which the citizens of bucolic Nabi Saleh take such unconcealed pride. http://thisongoingwar.blogspot.co.il/2013/08/9-aug-13-protesting-journalism-of-most.html

Regular readers of the New York Times may recall that its editors provided an unsurpassed platform, and sickening prominence, to our daughter’s murderer six years ago when she was still a prisoner serving multiple life terms (these days, she is out, free as a bird and newly married). We wrote about it here: “28-Jun-07: About sweet-faced young women”, “5-Jul-07: A Balance of Views?” and “7-Jul-07: A Palestinian Terrorist”. We were as outraged then as today by the ease with which they slid past the grotesque acts for which this woman and her fellow child-killers were responsible, and in which the citizens of bucolic Nabi Saleh take such unconcealed pride.
http://thisongoingwar.blogspot.co.il/2013/08/9-aug-13-protesting-journalism-of-most.html

Incitement to Genocide: How NY Times’ Coverage and UN Complicity Breed Anti-Semitism

29July2014 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/07/29/Incitement-to-Genocide-How-NY-Times-Coverage-and-UN-Complicity-Breed-Anti-Semitism

Are The United Nations and the NY Times Guilty of  Incitement to Genocide? Should they be held in any way accountable for the incitement against Jews and Israel that is erupting globally?  

I am asking this question seriously. Yes, I know, the media has a First Amendment right in our country, but at what point must exercising that right be weighed against the harm it is causing to a long-maligned and vulnerable population? Surely, it is time to ask this question.

Thanks to Professor Laurel Leff, the author of Buried By The Times, we now know that the New York Times most shamefully minimized, dismissed, and simply failed to cover the ongoing European Holocaust in the 1930’s and 1940’s. And no, their owners and major journalists neither acknowledged this nor apologized for it. In fact, they reviewed Leff’s book in their pages and while granting her some points,  accused her of missing “context.”

The twenty-first century coverage of Israel and Zionism in the paper of record far exceeds its twentieth century pattern of mere dismissal. In the last fourteen years—in the last year– in article after articlephotograph after photograph, and especially when Israel has been under attack, this paper has systematically put forth an Islamist and pro-Hamas agenda with malice aforethought. If not “malice,” then the level of willful journalistic ignorance and blindness is hard to believe. The Public Editor has been forced to respond to a “deluge” of letters pointing this out. The Times does not usually publish all these letters.

This steady diet of Pravda-like propaganda, may, in part, account for the ever-wilder pogroms against Jews in Europe and the pogrom-like demonstrations in North America—street and campus demonstrations which I long ago dubbed “Gaza on the Hudson” or “Gaza on the Pacific.”  “Death to the Jews” is once again resounding in the streets of Paris, just as it did when Dreyfus was falsely accused of treason.  The assimilated Viennese journalist, Theodore Herzl, was so shaken by this visceral hatred that it led to his vision and activism on behalf of a Jewish State.

The existence of that very state is now the reason given for the vilification of and the most menacing mob-surges against Jews who are being individually blamed for the false allegations against Israel. What my colleagues Richard Landes and Nidra Poller have described as the “lethal narrative” or the Blood Libels against the Jewish state have finally borne their poisoned fruit. I wrote about this in my 2003 book The New Anti-Semitism.

All across Europe, Muslim/leftist mobs are calling for Jewish blood, screaming that Jews should go back to the gas chambers. The educated classes are more “genteel.” They call for “proportionality,” by which they must mean that more Jews have to die before they will exercise the slightest compassion, if even then.

Large numbers of people actually believe that Israelis are a Nazi, apartheid, colonialist, racist Monster regime– when, heartbreakingly, quite the opposite is true. Even as Hamas rockets are falling on them, Israeli doctors are operating on wounded and innocent Palestinian civilians—who have often been wounded by Hamas rockets or by Hamas’s decision to use their own people as human shields.

But those who read the New York Times as if it is their Bible and those who drink at similarly poisoned media wells, have been fatally indoctrinated and will not listen to facts, and spurn reason, context, and the truth.

The New York Times and all media that have been slanting the truth against Israel stand accused. I believe that their legal exercising of their First Amendment rights nevertheless has been inciting the masses to a slow motion Second Holocaust, a new genocide.

Individual university professors who knowingly teach hate, falsehood, Blood Libels, have also played a role. But their work has been made immeasurably easier by the mainstream media—and by the authority granted to one particular international body.

As to the United Nations: Their main and perhaps sole accomplishment has, in my view, been the legalization of Jew hatred and the isolation of the Jewish state. Their endless resolutions condemning Israel might indeed empower mobs to attack individual Jews all across Europe with impunity and might embolden Israel’s terrorist enemies to pursue their target relentlessly.

In the past, I and others have argued for the United States to withhold funds from the UN, to leave it entirely, or to form a new global entity consisting only of Western-style democracies. Of course, both India and Israel would qualify as would Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and a number of other countries.

I have written about this many times before. This time, I will refer to Anne Bayefsky’s most excellent coverage of the outrages, hot hatred, hypocrisy, perhaps madness, that dominates how the United Nations handles Israel even as it fails to deal with serious atrocities elsewhere, everywhere.  Eleanor Roosevelt must be turning in her grave given the rather high hopes she had for her vision of Nations United.

Ambassador John Bolton has critiqued and condemned the United Nations for a long time.  He was refreshingly cogent on the issue. No one took him seriously, least of all men like President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry who all worship the UN for it’s hard line, Euro-style anti-Americanism and anti-Zionism and for its deference to the Organization of Islamic States.

Anti-Zionism does not equal racism. Actually, as Martin Luther King Jr. once said: Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. And, as Judea Pearl has said: Anti-Zionism=Racism.

I have been covering the war against the Jews for more than forty-four years; some would say for sixty-six years, since I joined Hashomer Hatzair, (The Young Guard or Watchers), in Borough Park, Brooklyn, in 1948.

I believe the time is right for such questions to be posed and for lawyers to begin thinking about whether the poisoned propaganda being purveyed and unleashed by both the United Nations and the New York Times rises to the level of a civil or criminal lawsuit. If lawyers emerge to take this on, I will do all that I can to assist them.

Latest Fatah video shows more rocket fire from populated areas

16July2014 http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.il/2014/07/latest-fatah-video-shows-more-rocket.html#.U8j64VGk2b8
Al Aqsa Brigades – Brigade Al Amoudi shook the locations and cities occupied.كتائب الأقصى – لواء العامودي تزلزل المواقع والمدن المحتلة

 From PreOccupied Territory… The Iron Dome of Snark

Hamas Rockets Leave Leftists Buried Under Collapsed Ideology

North Tel Aviv, July 16 2014 –

While Hamas rocket-launch teams in Gaza continue their so-far-unsuccessful attempt to sow widespread death and destruction among the Israeli civilian population, the Home Front Command today reported a sharp increase in referrals of leftist Israelis for treatment of psychiatric trauma.

Hospital emergency rooms that had been prepared for numerous physical injuries have instead been receiving a large number of psychiatric cases. Shock among leftists is apparently the major cause, according to ER spokespeople and patients. “This morning I was watching CNN report how innocent Palestinians, disabled women and children among them, were being killed by the Zionist air force when the sirens went off for the umpteenth time,” said a shaken Cameron Sickle, a Tel Aviv member of the Meretz party. “Before I could get to the shelter, I was out in the open and there was this big crash – I was suddenly struck by the notion that Hamas could have built a functional, possibly even thriving Gaza, but instead they are trying to kill me, and CNN and the BBC never told me that, and of course why should they and I just can’t take it and.. and…” Sickle is under sedation at Asuta Hospital.

Emergency Services last night removed Peace Now activist Hasva Halila from an alleyway behind her apartment building in the Ramat Aviv neighborhood. An incoming rocket had been intercepted directly overhead by an Iron Dome battery as she huddled against the wall. Magen David Adom ambulance volunteers reported that Halila had been “terrorized” – they found her stuttering incoherently and repeatedly, “Missiles are bad, peace now, war is bad, peace now, they almost killed me, peace now, a missile saved my life, peace now, missiles are bad, peace now, war is bad…”

“We call this behavior the Mobius Syndrome,” said a paramedic at the scene, “when committed leftists whose entire lives had been spent relying on rage, personal attack, willful blindness, moral relativism, self-loathing, and snarky rejoinder to sustain their belief system, suddenly are confronted with a cold, undeniable and deadly fact contrary to their rose-colored vision. They go into shock, endlessly trapped in a circular pattern of incredulity. Hopefully, research at Weizmann can provide a cure.”

Poll figures are showing a 90% support rate for Israeli army efforts at stopping the barrage from Gaza while only 3% oppose. Ms. Halila is now committed to a psych ward, where she has repeatedly chided the custodian for killing billions of defenseless bacteria each time he washes the floor.
(Guest author)

A tale of 3 children

BS”D 30July2014
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Please make the attached letter “viral”. It will help let the world know what the Muslim terrorists, Hamas et al, really are & what their view of children really is.
I invite those who can, to translate or get someone to do so to as many languages as possible so as to further spread the word. Just be sure the translations are true to the original, no additions no subtractions.Also I beg of you to not ask me questions of #2. Merely typing it was already hard on me, bringing tears to my eyes as I had to pull from my mind the recounting. I might still have picture of Sonia & if I can get myself to look for it & find will one day send it.
A tale of 3 children
The title of this essay is a play on the title of the book “A tale of 2 cities”. This letter is no less serious than the subject of that book.
I will bring you here the story of the end of the lives of 3 children in Israel. Note carefully that numbers 1 and 2 were before the 6 day war of 1967.
1. Duvidel
2. Sonia
3. Nameless
1] Duvidel was an 8 year old boy living on a farm commune near the Southwest coast of Israel before the independence war of 1948. The atmosphere of his young upbringing was one of friendship, gentle folk songs and agriculture. Due to the dry climate and that for centuries the land had been barren wasteland the fruit orchards were all surrounded with high dykes to hold in water that was carefully rationed to each sector. One day while walking about in one of the orchards, as the children often did, Duvidel disappeared. The entire community searched high and wide for him. Duvidel was nowhere to be found. To no-one’s surprise, the British police were not interested in coming to investigate. The unofficial defense force was notified and a security team made a more detailed search. In one of the dyked sectors at the edge of the communes land, signs of a struggle were found with 2 sets of adult footprints leading to the spot from the dyke and again 2 sets leading back over the dyke and out of the commune’s lands and there was found a hole in the fence. On a point of cut wire was a torn piece of cloth. This was soon identified as a piece of Duvidel’s shirt.
The only information gatherable from contacts was that a group of fedayun (terrorists) had snatched him. The fear for his welfare and sorrow was great. The next day while some of the commune’s farmers were in that sector Duvidel appeared on the top of the dyke. He shouted to them, “Don’t come near me. The Arabs booby trapped me. They sent me back here to be a walking bomb to kill anyone coming to help me home. If anyone tries to hold me I will explode. They told me that also if anyone tries to disarm the bomb I will explode too. Tell Ima and Aba I love them, there is no hope to save me. At least none of you will be harmed by their evil plan.”
He turned and jumped down to the far side of the dyke, and exploded. He was only 8 years old when the Arabs caused his awful death. Immoral beasts with no regard for innocent children, no regard for international law.

2] Sonia was a16 1/2 year old, almost 17, immigrant from Soviet Russia when I met her in 1965. She was a sweet pretty wisp of a girl, naturally multi-shaded blonde hair and with sadness and joy together in her ice blue eyes and a musical tone to her gentle voice. I was a year older than her.
We literally bumped into each other when we first met in the Maayan Shtub family clothing shop in Jerusalem. I was looking at 2 rabushka shirts displayed on half mannequins. They were cotton shirts with a straight up collar (similar to a cuff on a sleeve) with colorful embroidery on the collar and cuffs. One was black with wave pattern embroidery in white, red and blue. The other was white and had purple grape clusters and green leaves. The opening was to the side, not center, and was closed with small snaps. Sonia apparently had been staring at the same shirts as she walked by and didn’t notice me standing there. She embarrassedly poured out a plethora of apologies in a stammering mixture of Hebrew and Russian. I laughed and told her it was fine, after all if someone had to bump into me it may as well be a dainty humming bird like her. She stopped, looked at me confused for a second and broke into a bubbling laughter too. The she explained that the shirts reminded her of her father. We asked each other if we were okay after the collision. I bought one each of the rabushkas, she bought herself a reasonably modest swim suit and we went to a kiosk to buy ice cream. She blushed when I offered to buy for her. That and the modest swim suit were already good points in her favor.
We met almost daily after that. Eventually I was invited to dinners and then Shabat at the family which had informally adopted her. I was to learn that leaving Russia was forbidden but she and her parents wanted desperately to make aliyah. Her parents were each sole survivors of their families. Her mother had barely escaped the Babi-Yar massacre. Her father had miraculously survived some other massacre inside Russia. She was their only child and they knew they would never be able to get out. So they saved for several years, found the needed contacts and when she was 15 they paid for an experienced smuggling organisation to get her out alive and as far as Israel with all the needed papers to get her in legally. The journey took almost an entire year due to the need to stop for extended times in various places, sometimes to hide, sometimes to arrange for papers needed to go onwards.

She could never write to her parents or get letters from them for it would endanger their lives, if they were at all still alive. The simple discovery by the KGB of her disappearance would already put them in danger. Being school aged, and schooling being legally required, the authorities probably had discovered at least a year ago that she had escaped the dreaded Soviet regime.
As the months went by we got closer and closer. We began discussing what we each wanted for our futures, what life meant. We decided that when we both were of legal age to do so we would marry and raise a family of our own. Sonia and I began planning where to live etc. We had not announced our decision but our close serious connection was noticed by her adopted family and was quietly approved. One evening, in the late spring of 1966, when I called to speak with her I got the hard news. “Sonia has disappeared while taking her a walk in the nearby orange grove. The police and border police suspect a terrorist kidnapping.”

I immediately ran to take a bus to their place and joined the search teams. Trackers found signs of the struggle and the exit direction. The search took us into the eastern Negev and northern Arava region. After several days we had found the hut where they had taken her to. The border police went in while I had been told to stay back at first, and let them neutralize the terrorists, before I went in with the medics. There seemed to be four terrorists involved. Two were outside and were taken care of with silenced M-1 rifles.

After a brief firefight with the remaining two, we could go in. The army medic, who was also her adopted father, advised me to wait while he and his assistant went in before me and would call me. When they called me in both had tears on their faces they had covered her completely leaving only her eyes exposed. There were blood stains seeping through the light emergency first aid covers. Though they had already given her an injection of pain reliever, her eyes poured out tremendous pain from the torture this gentle innocent girl had endured at the hands of those evil ghouls. She could barely speak, it was difficult to hear and understand what she said. I bent down close to her. She whispered to me, “The injection relieves the pain enough that I can talk. Please do not look at what was under the covers even not my face. Forgive me for not being able to give you a final kiss. Please gently kiss my eyes” Which I did. Then she said, “These 10 months of our loving friendship gave me solace and joy. You are my soul. Our love is eternal beyond time beyond this world; I ask that while you remember that, you must also continue your life anew. Shalom my precious….” Then my precious little Sonia closed her eyes for the last time. HAY”D (HaShem will avenge her blood)!

With her passing two family trees were erased from the world. The generations she could have mothered would never be. Sonia an innocent gentle child who had harmed no-one was cruelly tortured to death by Muslim Arab war criminal fiends.

3] This one was told to me by an IDF medic after a recent war. The child was an Arab infant in Jenin, if I recall correctly which town it was. A squad was doing a house to house search. They came to a house from which was heard the cry of an infant and no other sound. One of the soldiers cautiously opened the door while others covered his back on the street. No one seemed to be inside except for a lone infant lying on its belly on the floor in the middle of the room. “Look at that. Those lousy characters abandoned a baby when they ran off. Poor little kid.” He called squad’s medic. 2 soldiers stood by the door to guard in case of any terrorists hiding to attack someone coming to care for the baby while the medic bent down to gently pick up the infant.
But as it sorrowfully turned out this was not a haphazardly abandoned infant. The ghouls had placed the baby was booby trapped so that upon being lifted a small but strong explosive charge hidden under it exploded, instantly killing the infant and the medic!
Who is it who kills innocent children? They know that Jews care, have soft hearts about, children even children of a self avowed enemy, and used that fact for their murderous evil, even slaughter one of their own helpless infants for it.

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