“We are brothers,” says ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he applauds Christian IDF soldiers

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday told a pre-Christmas gathering of Christians in Nazareth that they and the Jews are brothers, and that Israel will never cease to defend Christians against the forces that seek to harm and destroy them.

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Israel Today  The gathering was organized by the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, whose spiritual leader, Father Gabriel Naddaf, was singled out repeatedly by Netanyahu for his untiring efforts to encourage young Christians to join the Israeli army and fully integrate with Israeli society.

“On the first of December, I took my own son, Avner, to the recruitment center in Jerusalem. He volunteered to become a combat soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. The next day…Father Naddaf took his son, Jubran, to the recruitment enter in Tiberias. Hevolunteered to become a combat soldier in the Israel Defense Forces,” Netanyahu recounted to strong applause.

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“We are brothers!” the prime minister exclaimed. “We are partners! Christians and Jews and Druze, and even a few Muslims who together defend the State of Israel.”

Turning to a group of Christian soldiers attending the event, Netanyahu stated, “We are brothers in arms. I commend you on the will to be full partners in contributing to and defending this nation.”

Netanyahu noted that it was not always easy for Arabic-speaking Christians to so fully join themselves to Israel, but vowed that “we will firmly support you against all that would harass you.”

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Echoing what Father Naddaf has been busy instilling both in local Christians and Western leaders, Netanyahu pointed out that Israel is the only place in the region where Christians find safe haven.

“Christians are suffering in the Middle East,” said the Israeli leader, recalling the recent “shrinkage and disappearance of entire Christian communities, communities that were there thousands of years, since the birth of Christianity, entire communities that are erased in one fell swoop, brutally, savagely.”

Netanyahu insisted that all who would criticize Israel and work toward the birth of a Palestinian state that would most likely fall to Hamas must “compare this [regional situation] to Israel, the only nation in the region where the Christian population is growing.”

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Harvard University president stops an anti-Israel boycott against SodaStream

imagesThe Harvard University Dining Service has been rebuffed in its efforts to join the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement against Israel.

Harvard University Dining Services’ decision to stop buying Israeli-made soda machines and water fountains used at the school’s cafeteria, due to ongoing controversy between Israel and Palestine, was overturned by the administration this week.

Palestinian Arab workers employed at Soda Stream

Palestinian Arab workers employed at Soda Stream

Boston Magazine  “Harvard University’s procurement decisions should not and will not be driven by individuals’ views of highly contested matters of political controversy,” Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber said in a statement sent to Boston. “If this policy is not currently known or understood in some parts of the University, that will be rectified now.”

It all started last spring when HUDS officials agreed to stop buying products from a company recently acquired by “SodaStream,” whose factory operations are housed in the West Bank, a piece of Israeli land that is home to millions of Palestinians and the center of ongoing conflict. That decision, which was discovered only yesterday by Garber and university President Drew Faust, after The Crimson published an article online, was out of bounds, according to the administration.

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J Post  A group of radical anti-Israel Harvard students and faculty had persuaded the dining service to boycott SodaStream, an Israeli company that manufactures soda machines that produce a product that is both healthy and economical. Harvard President Drew Faust said he has visited the SodaStream factory and spoken to many of its Palestinian-Arab employees, who love working for a company that pays them high wages and manufactures excellent working conditions. I saw Jews and Muslims, Israeli and Palestinians, working together and producing this excellent product.

images-1The students and faculty who sought the boycott of SodaStream invoked human rights. But it is they who are causing the firing of more than 500 Palestinian workers who would like to continue to earn a living at SodaStream. As a result of misguided boycotts, such as the one unilaterally adopted by the Harvard University Dining Services, SodaStream has been forced to move its factory to an area in Israel where few, if any, Arabs can be employed. This is not a victory for human rights. It is a victory for human wrongs.

I have no doubt that some students and other members of the Harvard community may be offended by the presence of SodaStream machines. Let them show their displeasure by not using the machines instead of preventing others who are not offended from obtaining their health benefits. Many students are also offended by their removal. Why should the views of the former prevail over those of the latter?

I’m sure that some students are offended by any products made in Israel, just as some are offended by products made in Arab or Muslim countries that oppress gays, Christians and women. Why should the Harvard University Dining Service — or a few handfuls of students and professors — get to decide whose feelings of being offended count and whose don’t? 

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HAPPY HANUKKAH!

happy-hanukkah-candle-lightSome of the world’s most popular Christmas songs, including ‘White Christmas’ by Irving Berlin, were written by Jews, so it’s only fitting that the Senior Senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch, a MORMON, would write what has become the all-time best Hanukkah song ever. Enjoy!

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THE VOTES ARE IN! Four out of five Palestinian Muslims think stabbing is the best way to kill Jews

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research just released their latest poll on  Muslim attitudes.

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EofZ  Here is one of their findings:

80% support and 20% oppose attempts by individual Palestinians to stab or run over Israelis in Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank.

The pollster pretends that this is partially a result of another big finding:

An overwhelming majority (86%) believes that al Haram al Sharif is in grave danger: 56% believe that Israel intends to destroy al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock and replace them with a Jewish temple. The two are related, but not in the way the pollster claims. 

Masked Palestinians hold knifes and axes as they celebrate an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue while standing in front of a poster of the attackers,Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal

Masked Palestinians hold knives and axes as they celebrate an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue while standing in front of a poster of the attackers

Both of those findings as a result of Mahmoud Abbas and his state-run media, not to mention the incitement from Hamas and other terror groups and plenty of social media, that constantly lie about Jews “desecrating” and planning to destroy Al Aqsa, as well as inciting people to defend it “by any means necessary.”

Arabic media has been in a frenzy over, literally, nothing and the broad-based support for murder comes directly from this incitement at both the political and media levels. 

More proof comes from this other finding, also a direct reflection of what the Arabic media has been trying to push:

56% support return to an armed intifada…Three months ago, support for a return to armed intifada stood at 50% and six months ago at 41%. 

Israeli policy hasn’t changed. The amount of incitement in Arabic media and from “moderate” politicians, on the other hand, has increased a great deal.  And through some strange freakish logic, many Europeans and “progressives” use these sorts of findings as a reason to give the would-be murderers more and more, in the hope that they will be appeased. 

An Israeli soldier and a woman were stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the occupied West Bank on Monday, extending a surge in violence fuelled by strife over access to Jerusalem's holiest site.

An Israeli soldier and a woman were stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and Judea-Samaria, extending a surge in violence fuelled by strife over access to the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site.

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EXCELLENT! Several Muslim terrorists in Israeli jail threaten to go on a hunger strike

Muslim prisoners affiliated with the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, have threatened to go on a hunger strike if Israeli prison authorities do not respond to the demands of fellow terrorist, Nahar al-Sa’ady, who has been refusing meals for 2 weeks in protest of being banned from receiving family visits and being held in solitary confinement for over a year.

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What if she had been a Muslim?

Organizers of a rowing competition in Italy for the disabled never thought the Israeli would win so they didn’t have a CD with the Israeli national anthem on hand for the awards ceremony. You guessed it. She won. But unlike a Muslim in her situation, who would have raised hell over the perceived  ‘Islamophobic’ insult, Moran Samuel made lemonade out of lemons.

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NOT ALL JEWS ARE SMART, in fact, some of the most ignorant Jews in America are rabbis

Of course, most of the ignorant ones are also leftists like Rabbi Robin Nafshi from New Hampshire, who also happens to be a lesbian which makes her opposition to anti-sharia legislation even more hard to understand. 

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 Rabbi Robin Nafshi of Reform Temple Beth Jacob in Concord, NH is the congregations first female rabbi and first openly gay rabbi

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Obama is considering putting sanctions on Israel for building Jewish homes on Jewish land

Senior U.S. officials are indicating that the White House is considering imposing economic sanctions on Israel over construction of homes in the Jewish areas of Jerusalem, and Judea and Samaria.

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Algemeiner  White House representatives are believed to have met just after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama met in Washington in October, which had been followed by a public disagreement between the two leaders, Haaretzreported.

“I’m obviously not going to comment one way or another on reported internal deliberation. We’ve made clear our position on settlement activity publicly and that hasn’t changed,” U.S. state department spokesperson Marie Harf. Harf added that she would not “address hypotheticals”.

Netanyahu has publicly opposed the White House’s opposition to the construction. “It’s against the American values. And it doesn’t bode well for peace,” he said in an interview with CBS in October. “The idea that we’d have this ethnic purification as a condition for peace, I think it’s anti-peace.”

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Somehow, I don’t think Obama’s idea is going to go over very will with Congress: congress-passes-bill-to-deepen-ties-with-israel

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Don’t want to come to the Middle East? Stay in Europe and “kill Jews,” says ISIS to aspiring Islamic terrorists

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Recruiters in Europe for the Islamic State (ISIS) organization are proposing an alternative form of service for those jihadis unwilling to venture to the Middle East, where the terrorist group has carried out gruesome massacres of Christians, Yezidis, and other minorities: stay at home and kill Jews.

Algemeiner  In an article about a Muslim female teenager from the French town of Bethoncourt who disappeared in October, and was later discovered to have traveled to Syria via Turkey to join IS, the New York Times reported that “another 15-year-old girl, who was intercepted by French intelligence officers as she tried to go to Syria months ago, has since told the authorities that once her recruiters realized that she was unlikely to be able to leave the country anytime soon, they began pressing her to strike at home against Jews. She told them she had begun looking for weapons and targets.”

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Observed the Times: “Experts say that the problem appears most severe in France, which has a large Muslim population from the Middle East and North Africa and where more than a hundred families have been talking to experts to help them cope with their daughters’ growing radicalization.”

In recent weeks, IS has been stepping up its anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric. “The flag of the Caliphate will rise over Jerusalem and Rome, even if the Jews and Crusaders despise such,” an article in the latest edition of its magazine stated.

“As the eyes of the world are all transfixed by the mendacious media coverage of the battle for Kobane, the eyes of the Islamic State are scanning the West and the East, preparing for the expansion that – with Allah’s blessing – shall put an end to the Jewish State, and the rest of the apostate allies of the cross,” the article declared.

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“INTIFADA, INTIFADA” – Video footage shows Arab Muslim teen stab two Jews in supermarket near Jerusalem

The Muslim terrorist managed to stab two Jewish shoppers before he was shot and injured himself. The Israeli store serve both Jews and Palestinians, and also has Muslim workers. The attack occurred in the Rami Levy supermarket, situated just east of Jerusalem.

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J Post  Palestinian Muslim teen stabbed two Israeli shoppers at the Rami Levy supermarket in the Mishor Adumim Industrial Park. The 16-year old terrorist walked passed the security guard who stood by the sliding-glass door entrance checking customers around 4:15 p.m. and used a knife to attack two men standing near the front aisles of the store, moderately wounding them.

An off-duty security guard from the Prime Minister’s Office who witnessed the stabbings shot the teen in the leg. The wounded teen tried to flee, but a number of customers held him down until the police arrived.

The incident was the second Judea-Samaria terror attack this week. On Monday, a young Palestinian woman, stabbed an Israeli man, lightly wounding him, as he stood at the Gush Etzion junction.

 

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BDS FAIL! South African court bans pro-Palestinian protests against Israeli products at Woolworth stores

imagesJOHANNESBURG: Pro-Hamas/Palestinian activists have been banned from protesting in Woolworths stores, the High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Tuesday. High-end supermarket retailer Woolworths secures court order against BDS protesters who stormed into its stores, dumping a pig’s head in kosher section of Cape Ton branch.

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YNET News  On November 14, Woolworths applied for a court interdict to prevent activists from protesting inside its stores.

Woolworths welcomed the ruling. “Woolworths welcomes the court decision to protect our customers and employees from unlawful BDS in-store protests,” group director of retail operations Paula Disberry said in a statement.

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The order prevents members of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions SA (BDS SA) from organizing, co-ordinating or encouraging any form of protest action in the stores.

The high-end supermarket took the case to a court after a series of protests by activists from Boycott, Divestment and Sanction against Israel who stormed into stores, brandishing placards and chanting slogans. Woolworths said the ruling offered “relief” and enforced its rights to “trade free of threats and intimidation”.

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“Woolworths respects the constitutional rights of protesters to express their views lawfully without infringing the right of others. We trust that BDS will respect the decision of the court,” she said.

Last month, a pig’s head was dumped in a kosher section of a Woolworths store in Cape Town.

Criticism of Israel is not new in South Africa, and the Jewish state has previously expressed its outrage at comparisons of its policies towards Palestinians with the racist apartheid system.

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But Israel’s 50-day offensive in Gaza this summer had sparked large rallies in Africa’s second biggest economy, with tens of thousands of people joining marches in major cities.

Woolworths says it currently imports figs, pomegranates and pretzels from Israel, calling the campaign against Israeli goods misdirected.

The protest group said in a statement it would “tone down its in-store protest actions” but vowed to intensify its #BoycottWoolworths campaign in social media.  The activist group is also lobbying the government to stop trade with Israel, citing atrocities against Palestine.

 

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