Jerusalem is open for Business! Come and Shop!
By Viva Sarah Press November 19, 2015, http://www.israel21c.org/jerusalem-chosen-among-best-cities-in-the-world/
Israel features in 11 categories in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Jerusalem, El Al, and select Eilat, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv hotels were chosen as among the world’s best in their different travel groupings.
Jerusalem was named as one of the Best Cities in the World.
“Long a place of religious pilgrimage for Christians, Jews and Muslims, Jerusalem is now drawing a different sort of pilgrim: the global traveler. In addition to its significant sacred and religious sights, the city boasts modern architecture, a cutting-edge light-rail transit network, and a growing number of notable restaurants,” reads the blurb on why Jerusalem ranks 11th in the readers’ survey.
“Head to the Israel Museum for an exploration of the country’s culture, and stop for a bite at Machneyuda for authentic Mediterranean cuisine.”
Jerusalem scored 84.715 out of 100. …
El Al was given an overall rating of 74.030 out of 100….
And Israeli hotels in Eilat, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were honored for their luxury and service. ..
“Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”
― Golda Meir
צפו: לוחמי מג”ב עונים לחמאס Border Police officers meet Hamas
Sarah-Tehiya Litman, who lost her father and brother Friday, invites all of Israel to her wedding.
Sarah-Tehiya Litman, 21, whose father and brother were murdered by terrorists on Friday, and who was supposed to get married to Ariel Bigel on Tuesday, has announced that the wedding will only be postponed by nine days – and that the entire nation of Israel is invited. The wedding will be held at Binyanei Hauma in Jerusalem.
The invitation-announcement is preceded by the phrase – “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy, for I have fallen but I have gotten up” (Michah 7:8).
“This evening, instead of wearing the bridal dress, I will sit on the floor with a torn shirt,” Sarah told the newspaper Yediot Aharonot Tuesday. “But very soon, we will marry in a large and happy wedding. We will go on and be happy as Father and Netanel always were. We will not be crushed.”
“This will be the million-person wedding,” the couple said. “Multitudes will come to make us happy.”
Her groom-to-be Ariel, said Sarah, has become a father for her orphaned siblings before he became a husband. “Now he will fill the space left by my father and brother. My angel in white has a difficult mission.”
Wedding hall too crowded? Thousands at wedding of bereaved couple sing and dance anyway.
By Arutz Sheva Staff ט״ו כסלו תשע״ו – 2015/11/27 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/204023#.Vlfz-YTANTA
In fact, so many people were in attendance that the hall was too crowded to allow any more people to go in. That, however, didn’t stop the many guests who showed up to break out in song and dance outside the hall.
Daniel Luria of Ateret Cohanim calls on Jews around the world to fill the Old City of Jerusalem in response to latest terror wave. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/338665
“The Jews will not be driven out of Jerusalem,” Daniel Luria, Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim told Arutz Sheva on Sunday, as he visited a communal tent of mourning for Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, who was murdered by a terrorist in the Old City of Jerusalem last week, along with 21-year-old Aharon Banita Bennett.“The Arab world thinks that they can drive us out, but not violence, not terror will take away one Jew from here,” he declared.“We are doubling our efforts to make sure there is more Jewish life here,” Luria continued. “We are calling on the Jewish world to walk along these streets. The Jewish world has to understand that Arab terror and incitement will not drive us out of here.”“Now is the time to actually come to Israel,” he said, calling on Jews “not to be scared of Arab terror because that’s handing them a victory.”
Health Minister Ya’akov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) ordered an investigation on Friday to check suspicions that Arab medical staff at a clinic in Jerusalem’s Old City did not go out to help Jewish victims, who were stabbed right next to the clinic.
The incident in question is the brutal murder of Aharon Banita Bennett (21) and Rabbi Nehemia Lavi (41), which took place on Hagai Street on October 3. Bennett’s wife was seriously wounded and his two-year-old son was lightly wounded in the Arab terrorist >attack.
While Bennett’s wife’s condition has since improved, it is likely that immediate medical treatment could have lessened the seriousness of her wounds and possibly saved the life of her husband and of Rabbi Lavi, who was stabbed as he came to try and save the young couple and their son.
The Arab-run health clinic located adjacent to the stabbing was open at the time of the attack and medical staff was present inside, reports Channel 2.
However, the Arab medical team did not go out to provide treatment to the wounded, despite their occupational obligations to treat the wounded, just as Magen David Adom (MDA) medics treat Arab terrorists at the scenes of attacks.
The Health Ministry is currently checking whether the medical staff could have helped the wounded and chose not to.
Minister Litzman ordered to speed up the process and mete out justice against those responsible if it becomes clear that they indeed ignored wounded Jewish victims in the lethal attack.
The suspected response of Arab medical staff falls in line with the response of Arab residents, who mocked Bennett’s wounded wife as she tried to escape the attacker and seek help. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked to shut down the stores belonging to the Arabs who laughed at the terror victim and struck her.
Teen wounded in attack near Hevron directed emergency team to the scene; Red Crescent ambulance ignored them.
The family members of an Israeli father and son shot dead in front of them as they drove in Hevron were able to direct emergency services to the site of the attack while still under fire.
40-year-old Rabbi Ya’akov Litman and his 18-year-old son Netanel were murdered in the attack, which also left Ya’akov’s wife and several of his children injured.
A car with a Palestinian Authority license plate overtook the family, who were traveling to a pre-wedding celebration, and opened fire. After the victims’ car ground to a halt one terrorist exited his vehicle and fired several more bullets into the prone car, before all the attackers quickly escaped. IDF forces are currently conducting an extensive search for the culprits.
Incredibly, the 16-year-old victim wounded in the attack managed to call emergency services as the attack took place, and informed them of the precise location even while shots were still being fired. Responders say he was lucid throughout
When the operator asked him “in what direction?” he responded: “Heading south. There is a (Palestinian) Red Crescent ambulance here, we have two casualties. There are seven of us in the car.”
The operator then asked him to clarify the condition of the wounded. “One is wounded in the head,” he answered, at which point his attention was distracted and he broke off – apparently due to the fact that the Palestinian ambulance he had spotted sped away instead of attempting to aid the wounded.”There is a Red Crescent ambulance here, but he’s driving away from us – I don’t know why,” the teen said.
“I want you to give me details,” the operator responded. “We are dispatching forces and in the meantime I want to know if they will be enough.”
The teenager then informed the hotline that another ambulance was approaching, as the operator continued to ask him for more details – which he managed to answer without faltering.
His last words to the operator were: “The ambulance driver is coming out.”
ISIS and the Denial of Israel as the God-Bearing Nation
The German-educated Buber derived his moral equivalency (or denial of trans-historical truths) from Hegel’s historical relativism.
It is in this light that we are to understand why Israel’s most influential Hebrew University professor and his colleague, Dr. Judah Magnes (the university’s first president), favored a bi-national Arab-Jewish state in the land of Israel. Thus, in 1947, they declared in a joint statement:
Notice that Buber and Magnes purvey each of these three theological claims to the Holy Land as self-justifying. This is cultural relativism or egalitatianism They tacitly and dogmatically deny the possibility that the Jewish claim might be more valid than that of Christianity or of Islam.
But surely they knew that in the past 2,500 years, none of the peoples or nations that conquered or occupied the Land of Israel – whether Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Seleucids, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Seljuks, Fatimids, Latin Crusaders, Mamluks, or Turks – ever established a national dominion or functional capital in this unique land. Indeed, if not for this (providential) fact, the Jews could never have returned to Eretz Israel.
Moreover, surely a scholar of Buber’s repute knew that Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Qur’an. Juxtaposing this fact with the paramount significance of Jerusalem in Judaism, and given Buber’s and Magnes’ own admission that “Islam regards Jerusalem as next in holiness to Mecca and Medinah,” one would think they would assert the priority of the Jewish claim over that of Islam and Christianity.
Furthermore, it is a plain fact that no state other than Israel has any legal claim to this land – a claim affirmed by the 1920 San Remo Conference, which incorporated the Balfour Declaration. Yet Buber, speaking also for Magnes, displayed monumental ignorance (or timidity) by saying: “We regard the historical rights of the Jews and the natural rights of the Arabs [based on their presence on the land] as … of equal validity …” (emphasis added) [i]
These scholars were either ignorant of the decisively significant 1920 San Remo Conference, or the decision of that international conference was trumped by their subjective ideological attachment to the cultural relativism and moral equivalency instilled in them by German philosophy (and still discernible in PM Netanyahu’s two state solution!).
Buber conveyed this moral equivalency in his statement that one nation can’t be ranked above another. Evident here is the timid, morally neutral (or “politically correct”) attitude of an academic influenced by the German school of historical relativism. In reality, however, every great nation does indeed rank itself above others, at least until its educators become cultural or historical relativists.
Contrast Dostoevski: “If a great people does not believe that the truth is only to be found in itself alone …; if it does not believe that it alone is fit and destined to raise up and save all the rest by its truth, it would at once sink into being ethnographic material. A really great people can never accept a secondary part in the history of humanity, nor even one of the first, but it will have the first part. A nation that loses this belief ceases to be a nation.”
Buber’s moral equivalency or cultural egalitarianism denies the election of Israel as the “light unto the nations.” This denial permeated the mentality of those who founded the modern State of Israel and its secular universities. They accepted, uncritically and dogmatically, the historical and democratic relativism that has dominated the modern era, in consequence of which they harbored no exalted view of Israel as the truth- or God-bearing nation.
This degraded and weak-willed view of Israel amounts to intellectual and moral bankruptcy, and it has sullied every Israeli Prime Minister since Oslo 1993. I will go even further: Oslo represents a monumental denial of evil, the evil rooted in Islam, whose worshipers have slaughtered tens of millions of non-Muslims since Muhammad.
Today the evil rooted in Islam has been magnified by ISIS. Islam via ISIS is the only significant political force in the Middle East. This dismal fact corresponds to the Oslo legitimization of the barbaric Muslims called the “Palestinians.” It represents the abysmal failure of Israel’s intellectual and political leaders, who failed to represent Israel as the God-bearing nation.
[i] See “Arab-Jewish Unity: Testimony before the Anglo-American Inquiry Commission for the Ihud (Unity) Association by Judah Magnes and Martin Buber (London: Victor Gollancz, 1947), 12-14, 50. See, also, Martin Buber (ed.),Towards Union in Palestine (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1972), 7-21.
The Jerusalem Municipality has published safety instructions for people attending synagogue this Friday/Saturday, following a full month of terror attacks throughout the capital.
Among the guidelines:
Police stressed that the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate was consulted prior to the guidelines’ release, and that the instructions were published with the Rabbinate’s consent.
Israeli non-profit – Shurat HaDin – is recruiting the Israeli public to a lawsuit against Facebook for incitement and encouragement of violence against Israelis.
One of the significant characteristics of the current terror wave is the incitement on the social media networks, headed by Facebook.
This is much more than just sharing anti-Israel song lyrics set to Eyal Golan music and anti-Semitic cartoons. This incitement consists of the Facebook pages of many young Palestinians who inflame their friends to embark on terrorist attacks, provocative videos glorifying and encouraging terrorist attacks, instructions for terrorists “How to Carry out a Terrorist Attack” – all on Facebook.
We were ordered to close all חלון תריסים (Window Shutters) at night. Arab Snipers?
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) employees are constantly on Facebook inciting the Arabs to kill Jews. Here is just one example. http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.il/2015/10/unrwa-teacher-wants-her-kids-to-die-for.html#.VihIr6fhlTA 20October2015
This is an ongoing battle with UNRWA and the UN on what they claim to do and the reality.
י״ד מרחשון תשע״ו – 2015/10/26 Another disgusting incitement cartoon on @UNRWA teacher page
י״ה מרחשון תשע״ו – 2015/10/27 .@UNRWA uses Hamas human shield victim for fundraising and demonizing Israel
ט״ו מרחשון תשע״ו- 2015/10/28 .@UNRWA teacher posts “Stab the Jews” video
ל׳ מרחשון תשע״ו – 2015/11/12 Elder gets results – and @UNRWA teachers are angry that they cannot post incitement and Jew-hatred
…It should be noted that some of the most influential leaders of the Palestinian resistance were teachers in UNRWA schools who were able to perform their work without any restrictions on political freedom, and they are active politically.
Netanyahu accurately describes the Mufti’s role in the Holocaust
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini who was, in many ways, as big a Nazi villain as Hitler himself.
To understand his influence on the Middle East is to understand the ongoing genocidal program against the Jews of Israel. Al-Husseini was a bridge figure in terms of transporting the Nazi genocide in Europe into the post-war Middle East. As the leader of Arab Palestine during the British Mandate period, al-Husseini introduced violence against moderate Arabs as well as against Jews. Al-Husseini met with Adolf Eichmann in Palestine in 1937 and subsequently went on the Nazi payroll as a Nazi agent. Al-Husseini played a pivotal behind-the-scenes role in instigating a pro-Nazi coup in Iraq in 1941 as he urged Nazis and pro-Nazi governments in Europe to transport Jews to death camps, trained pro-Nazi Bosnian brigades, and funneled Nazi loot into pro-war Arab countries.
On 20 November1941, al-Husseini met the German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and was officially received by Adolf Hitler on 28 November.
Al-Husseini’s own account, as recorded in his diary, states that Hitler expounded his view that the Jews were responsible for World War I, Marxism and its revolutions, and this was why the task of Germans was to persevere in a battle without mercy against the Jews,
According to the official report of the meeting, on November 28, 1941, Adolf Hitler told Husseini that the Afrika Korps would “liberate” Arabs in the Middle East and that “Germany’s only objective there would be the destruction of the Jews.”
“SS leaders and Husseini both claimed that Nazism and Islam had common values as well as common enemies – above all, the Jews,” the report states.
In fall 1943, it says, Husseini went to the Croatia, a German ally, to recruit Muslims for the Waffen-SS.
12Octoberל׳ תשרי תשע״ו – 2015 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/201828#.Vh0vPqfhlTA
Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood; two Arab terrorists attempted to hijack a bus, butchering passengers with a large knife and a pistol in one of two near-simultaneous attacks in the capital Tuesday.Two people were murdered in that attack and more than a dozen others wounded, before the attackers were shot by border police, seen rushing to the scene in large numbers.One terrorist was killed and the second wounded and taken into police custody.In a separate attack, a terrorist murdered a 59-year-old rabbi near the Meah Shearim neighborhood. Terrorist Alaa Abu Jamal rammed his car into a bus stop and emerged with a knife, killing Rabbi Yeshiyahu Krishevsky and wound another person before himself being shot dead.Two other stabbing attacks by Arabs in Ra’anana left five people injured as well, in the first such attacks in the central Israeli city since the recent outbreak of Arab violence began.
29October2015 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/10/29/palestinian-murder-of-american-israeli-poses-challenge-to-j-street/ by Benyamin Korn”
Lakin, 76, a retired Connecticut school principal, was a passenger on a bus in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, when two Palestinian Arab terrorists attacked with guns and knives on October 13. He passed away this week, from the injuries suffered in the attack. …
At the time of the attack, Lakin’s nephew, Joshua, told the Courant that his uncle “was active in a number of groups that sought peace between Israelis and Palestinians…’He just loves people, cares about people, and wants everybody to get along.’ ”
A terror victim’s politics shouldn’t matter. Groups that care about Israel should speak out for all terror victims, whether they are liberals or conservatives. But it is a fact of life that we tend to pay more attention when the victim is someone with whom we can personally identify.
Americans for Peace Now co-founder Leonard Fein was not outspoken on the issue of terror victims. But when Joan Davenny, whom he knew personally, was killed in a suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem in 1995, Fein broke his silence.
The Israeli government identified Abd al-Majid Dudin as having trained the suicide bomber who carried out that attack, and Israel asked the Palestinian Authority to hand him over for prosecution (as the Oslo accords require). The PA refused. Fein joined those calling on the Clinton administration to demand that the PA hand Dudin over for prosecution in the United States. The US government must “act firmly and promptly on this matter,” Fein wrote. Sadly, the administration did not his heed his plea. But he did the right thing.
Will the murder of fellow peace activist Richard Lakin spur J Street, Americans for Peace Now, and other left-of-center groups to follow Leonard Fein’s footsteps and speak out?
And not just speak out in general, vague terms — but ask for specific actions…
The Israel Link 17October2015 – ד׳ מרחשון תשע״ו
|12Octoberל׳ תשרי תשע״ו – 2015
Terrorist Rams Car Into Bus Stop On Malchei Yisroel Street In Geula, Then Exits With Ax And Begins Butchering Victims
This video is from a nearby security camera, is graphic, and viewer discretion is advised. Our decision to post this is compelled by the hope these images will travel the globe and the international community will realize what savage, blood-thirsty animals these Islamic terrorists are. – See more at: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/ywn-videos/351366/graphic-video-terrorist-rams-car-into-bus-stop-on-malchei-yisroel-street-in-geula-then-exits-with-ax-and-begins-butchering-victims.html#sthash.6M2sohpk.dpuf
This is what needs to be done to terrorist and their supporters!
look how there is little or no damage next door!
لحظة قصف منزل عائلة نوفل بصاروخ تحذيري يتبعه صاروخا F16 The moment of bombing the house of Nofal family, missile warning followed a rocket fired by a F16
Journalist Stabs IDF Soldier
VIDEO Terror Journalism: Muslim Terrorist Disguised as a Journalist Stabs Israeli Soldier
comment: How do we know he was not a reporter!
ByPamela Geller on October 17, 2015 – See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/10/msnbcs-jihad-against-the-jews.html/#sthash.MyxPUfbu.dpuf
MSNBC is notorious for its uber-left, sloppy “reportage,” but the Jew-hatred they have brazenly displayed covering the wave of jihad-terror in Israel is shocking.
Just yesterday MSNBC’s reporter in Jerusalem (Ayman Mohyeldin) was caught red-handed portraying a Damascus gate stabbing by a rabid “Palestinian” terrorist as an Israeli execution of an innocent Palestinian. What’s the difference between Ayman and the Muslim terrorist who, disguised as a journalist, stabbed an Israeli soldier? Very little.
Jared Malsin has just been named Time magazine’s Middle East bureau chief.
Malsin used to be editor at Ma’an, and he was denied entry to Israel after a vacation in 2010. The reasons given were, according to Ma’an:1) Refusal to cooperate, 2) Lying to border officials, 3) Reasons for arriving unclear, 4) Violated visa terms, and 5) Entered Israel by means of lies…
If you think it is safe outside of Israel:
כ״ב מרחשון תשע״ו – 2015/11/04 From Merced California
כ״א מרחשון תשע״ו – 2015/11/03 From New York