Israel’s High Court of Justice has overturned a ban by the Central Elections Committee, which sought to prevent Foreign Minister Avidgor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party from handing out free copies of the provocative French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

3753438241-1Saying, “We won’t let Islamic extremists intimidate Israel and turn it into another Islamic State,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman instructed Yisrael Beytenu party activists to buy thousands of copies of Charlie Hebdo’s ‘survivors’ issue’ after Israel’s largest bookstore chain decided not to stock it in order not to incite Muslim rage.

Times of Israel    “We will not allow Islam to intimidate us and turn Israel into a country that surrenders to Muslim threats and harms our freedom of expression,” said Avigdor Lieberman.

Israeli protesters demonstrate outside a Steimatzky bookstore in Tel Aviv, against what they say is the surrender of the bookstore chain to extremist threats

In their decision, the judges wrote that distributing the magazine was “legitimate election propaganda” and did not constitute a prohibited gift, as the elections committee had argued. The court said that allowing the initiative would not pose a realistic threat to the integrity of the elections process, while preventing it would be a blow to freedom of speech.

Israel’s national elections are scheduled for March 17.

Liberman welcomed the ruling, claiming victory against Arab Knesset members who were against the magazine’s circulation because its front cover featured a cartoon drawing of the Prophet Muhammad.

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“The High Court’s decision to allow the distribution of Charlie Hebdo is an important message that Israel remains a Jewish and democratic state and that we shouldn’t give in to threats and violence by Arab members of Knesset who are trying to turn Israel into another Islamic State country,” he said.

The Central Elections Committee had ruled earlier in February against Yisrael Beytenu’s plan to distribute complementary copies of Charlie Hebdo, saying such action constituted illegal gift-giving to voters. Explaining his decision at the time, committee head Justice Salim Joubran said giving out the magazine would constitute election propaganda.

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Arab parties had petitioned against the move, citing election regulations but also the danger of infuriating Israel’s Muslim population due to the cover.

Liberman had ordered his party activists to buy up and hand out copies of the “survivors’ issue” of the satirical magazine, featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, after a local bookstore backed out of selling it at the last minute.

Charlie Hebdo has in the past angered some Muslims by printing caricatures of Muhammad. The issue released in mid-January drew widespread protests across the Muslim world, including in Gaza.

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FINALLY! More French Jews are now throwing their support to Marine Le Pen of Front National

affiche-marine-le-pen-front-national-fn-31It’s about time! An increasing number of French Jews are turning to Marine Le Pen’s Front National, despite the party’s past reputation for anti-Semitism, as they now see Muslims as a bigger threat and Le Pen as their best ally against Islamic Jew hatred running rampant in France.

Breitbart (h/t Christian M) Roger Cukierman, the Chairman of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions, said the party was no longer violent and that its current leader had never used anti-Semitic language, The Times reports.

I keep repeating to French Jews, who are more likely to turn to us, ‘not only the National Front is not your enemy, but he is probably the best in the future shield protect you, it is at your side to defend our freedom of thought or worship facing the only true enemy, Islamic fundamentalism “

I keep repeating to French Jews, who are more likely to turn to us, ‘not only the National Front is not your enemy, but he is probably the best in the future shield protect you, it is at your side to defend our freedom of thought or worship facing the only true enemy, Islamic fundamentalism “

The statement comes as at least 14 percent of France’s half a million Jews look set to support Mrs Le Pen in the country’s Presidential elections in 2017.

The feisty blonde daughter of Jean-Marie has been consistently rising in national polling, but has seen a surge of support following the Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket terrorist attacks earlier this year which left 20 dead.

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Many Jews now see second and third generation Muslim immigrants, rather than the far-right, as the biggest threat to their community’s safety. “The National Front is a party for which I would never vote but it’s a party which today doesn’t commit violent acts. Let’s be clear: all the violence [against Jews] is now committed by young Muslims,” Mr Cukierman said.

His comments sparked a row among French Jews, some of whom see the Le Pen family as political descendants of the Vichy regime which collaborated with the Nazis following the occupation in 1940. Marine’s father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has a history of anti-Semitism and justifying war crimes as well as defending the Vichy regime, while his daughter has firmly moved the party away from such a position.

“She is currently topping the polls and is far less tolerant of attacks on the Jewish community than her more centrist rivals; a point underlined by Mr Cukierman when he said: “She has never made anti-Semitic comments, I have nothing for which to reproach her personally.

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She has shifted the focus of the party onto the danger of Muslim immigration, which France has been concerned about for many years, and was a key decision maker in the 2005 referendum on the European Constitution which supported Turkish entry.

Polling suggests the party is now making inroads into the Jewish vote, with data from the 2012 presidential elections suggesting that 13.5 percent of Jews voted for Mrs Le Pen compared with 17.9 percent of the population as a whole. This is a huge leap from when her father ran in 2007, scoring only 4.4 per cent of the Jewish vote.

In contrast, an FN candidate in next month’s local elections took to twitter to describe Islam as “The bubonic plague of the 21st century…to be fought, to be eliminated without hestiation by all possible means.” Le Pen said the candidate Chantal Clamer, who is standing in the South of France, went too far, but refused to suspend her from the party or force her to step down as a candidate.

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Commentators say Mrs Le Pen is likely to make further inroads in her attempts to woo Jewish voters amid concerns over anti-Semitic violence. 

At least 7,000 Jews emigrated from France to Israel last year, more than twice the number for 2013. It is estimated that around 10,000 will make the same decision in 2015.

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SHAMELESS MEDIA HOAX! 1,000+ ‘Muslim Ring of Peace’ around Oslo synagogue had less than 20 Muslims and an organizer who blamed Jews for 9/11

NORWAY: The weekend’s feel-good story about a thousand-strong Muslim “Ring of Peace” formed to ‘protect’ Jews at an Oslo synagogue turned out to be a complete fabrication by the media, according to eyewitnesses, local officials, and attendees’ photos.

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Breitbart  According to a local eyewitness, barely 20 Muslims, if that, formed the “ring of peace” around the Oslo synagogue. In fact, pictures from multiple angles show that there wasn’t enough people to form a ring, so the locals instead formed a horizontal line in front of the synagogue. 

As it turns out, as many as 40 times more Northern European Muslims attended the funeral of a Copenhagen Muslim terrorist than those who decided to form the non-existent “ring of peace” around an Oslo synagogue.

 

 

A local news outlet explained how the media got to its “1,300 Muslims” number. “According to police, there were 1300 persons present in the event. Most of them were ethnic Norwegians,” read a translated report from Osloby.no.

Demonstrators also reportedly chanted, “No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia,” conflating criticism of Islam and hatred of Jews. Photos pulled off of social media appear to corroborate the narrative that only twenty or so people formed the “peace ring.”

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The AP incorrectly reported, “More than 1,000 people have formed a ‘ring of peace’ outside Oslo’s main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims.” AFP reports almost identically, “More than 1,000 people formed a ‘ring of peace’ Saturday outside Oslo’s main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims.” The newswire agency has no excuse for the false report, as it had a photographer taking shots of the “ring” at the scene.

Reuters reported, “More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo’s synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city’s Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark last weekend.”

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Even Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, “More than 1,000 Muslims formed a human shield around an Oslo synagogue on February 21, offering symbolic protection for the city’s Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark the previous weekend.”

What the reports conveniently left out was the fact that the organizer of the Muslim “peace ring” is a virulent anti-Semite, 9/11 truther, a gay-basher, and an Israel-hater.

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Ali Chishti, who helped to organize the event, said bluntly in 2008, “I hate Jews and how they operate,” reports Daniel Greenfield. Chishti added in his conspiracy-laden rant about the Jewish people, “It is a fact that during the attacks on the Twin Towers [World Trade Center] 1600 Jews were absent from work. OK, OK, what’s even more suspicious, is how unusually many Jews there were present in Mumbai on the day that Pakistani terrorists struck. How come?”

At a March, 2008 meeting in Oslo promoting his 9/11 conspiracy theory that the Jews were responsible for the World Trade Center attacks, Chishti read his speech titled, “Therefore I Hate Jews And Gays,” Haaretz reports.

Take a look at the so-called  “Muslim” crowd:

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JERUSALEM: Arab Muslim Terrorist stabs Israeli Jew in front of City Hall

Fortunately, the attacker was captured by the Mayor of Jerusalem and his bodyguard.

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Hundreds of Jewish graves vandalized in Eastern France amidst soaring Islamic antisemitism

Hundreds of graves were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France over the weekend, in what the interior minister called “a despicable act.”

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Washington Times  “The country will not tolerate this new injury which goes against the values that all French people share,” said Bernard Cazeneuve, without giving further details of the incident in the town of Sarre-Union, The Guardian reported.

“Every effort will be made to identify, question and bring to justice the person or persons responsible for this ignominious act,” he said. France’s prime minister Manuel Valls, writing on Twitter, also condemned the vandalism, calling it “an antisemitic and ignoble act.”

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Local media reported that about 200 grave stones were knocked down, and a monument to Holocaust victims was damaged, the Associated Press reported.

The vandalism comes as French Jews continue to flee the country amid fears of anti-Semitism, after an Islamic terrorist gunned town four Jews at a Paris kosher deli last month and similar attacks Denmark this weekend, AP reported.

French President Francois Hollande said in a statement that “France is determined to fight relentlessly against anti-Semitism and those who want to attack the nation’s values.”

 

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KUWAIT AIRWAYS stops Jewish passenger from boarding at JFK Airport because she is an Israeli

UnknownAn Israeli woman who has lived in the United States for the last 15 years was barred from boarding a London-bound Kuwait Airways flight in New York because of her Israeli citizenship.

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Times of Israel  Iris Eliazarov, 26, who came to the United States when she was 11 and has a green card, was barred from the November 1 Kuwait Airways flight from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to London, The New York Daily News reported Friday. Her husband, David Nektalov, a US citizen, was allowed to board the flight.

A Kuwaiti law prohibits Israeli citizens from flying on Kuwait Airways. Eliazarov has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the airline, which argues that the airline policy violates both state and federal civil rights laws. “I didn’t think discrimination like this could exist in America, at JFK [Airport], in New York City. If they want to operate here, they have to obey U.S. laws.” 

The airline’s attorney John Maggio told the newspaper that the suit has no merit because the policy is based on citizenship, not religion. He said that a Muslim with an Israeli passport also would not be allowed on the plane. (On the other hand, why would any Jew want to fly on an Arab-Muslim airline?)

 

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GERMAN Judge rules firebomb attack on synagogue by Muslims had “nothing to do with anti-semitism”

A German court in the city of Wuppertal convicted two Palestinian Muslims of an arson attack on a Synagogue but denied the crime was motivated by anti-semitism. The court’s decision stated that the goal of the attack was to bring “attention to the Gaza conflict.”

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J Post  The Wuppertal court sentenced the two men, ages 24 and 29, to a suspended prison term of one year and three months.

The synagogue was attacked in the middle of the wave of anti-Israel and anti-semitic demonstrations that occurred in Europe last summer during the Gaza war, which were accompanied by many other attacks upon individual Jews and Jewish institutions. 

The two men, along with an 18-year-old juvenile, in July tossed Molotov cocktails at the synagogue in Wuppertal, a city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia with a population of nearly 344,000. The court ordered all three to perform 200 hours of community service.

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Arab Muslims paying children to scream “Allahu Akbar” while Jews are praying on Temple Mount

Young Muslim girls leap in front of Jewish worshipers, screaming “allahu akbar,” and “Jews are dogs.” The Temple Institute reported that the “Muslim supremacists who dominate the Temple Mount” have come up with a new weapon against Jewish visits to the Mount – in the form of young girls.

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INN  “Their latest gambit, paying men and women to inhabit the Temple Mount during the hours that it is open to Jews and follow the Jewish worshipers every where they go on the Temple Mount, screaming curses and allahu akbars at the top of their lungs, got a flat tire when the Israel police and security services shut down the organizations which were funneling the money from Hamas to the agitators,” explained the Institute.

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“The newest Islamic projectile aimed at the heart of Jewish worshipers on the Temple Mount is little girls. Young, pre-pubescent girls can now be found aplenty on the Temple Mount. Because they are Muslim, young and female, the Israel police won’t touch them.

The young girls, following the instruction and encouragement of their elders, feel free to leap in front of Jewish worshipers, screaming in their high pitched voices ‘allahu akbar,’ ‘the Jews are dogs,’ and whatever else comes to their innocent minds, while at the same time jabbing their fingers in the faces of the Jewish worshipers. “Sometimes the little angels get so wrapped up in their game of ‘harass the Jews’ that they even begin pushing the Jewish worshipers.

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“What is a self respecting, dignified human being to do in response?,” asks the Institute. “Push the little things back? Pull on their pony tails? A group of six Jewish worshipers [Sunday] did what they thought was the responsible and appropriate thing to do: They called on the police to intervene. The police did, arresting the Jews and holding them in custody for more than 24 hours.

“All this goes to prove the wildly successful effectiveness of the Muslims latest weapon in their ever improving arsenal in the war against the Jews on the Temple Mount.” The Jewish youths who were arrested were represented by the Honenu organization, which said that the Jews were arrested in response to their demand that police arrest the Waqf men who had harassed them.

 

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After Israeli bookstore pulls Charlie Hebdo magazines from its shelves after threats from Muslims, Israeli political party will distribute them for free

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Saying, “We won’t let Islamic extremists intimidate Israel and turn it into ISIS,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman instructed Yisrael Beytenu activists to buy thousands of copies of Charlie Hebdo’s “survivors’ issue” after Israel’s largest bookstore chain decided not to stock it in order to not incite Muslims.

JPost  Steimatzky decided on Saturday night to cancel a planned event to sell the magazine in Ramat Gan’s Ayalon Mall and to sell it online only instead, after MK Masud Gnaim, leader of the southern Islamic Movement’s United Arab List, warned that doing so would be “very dangerous.”

AR-150109337.jpg&MaxW=650The magazine in question is the first issue the satirical journal published after the deadly terrorist attack on its headquarters in Paris at the beginning of the month. It has a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover, holding a sign that says “Je Suis Charlie,” or “I am Charlie,” the slogan adopted by many after the attack, plus the statement, “All is forgiven.”

Charlie Hebdo was little known in Israel before the attack on its offices, but since then demand for it has spiked. Once the Yisrael Beytenu activists receive the magazines, the party plans to hold an event at which they will give them out for free.

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“We won’t let Israel turn into Islamic State,” Liberman said. “We will not let extremist Islam to intimidate us and turn Israel into a country that surrenders to threats and harms freedom of expression.”

Liberman quoted Gnaim’s warning that “the country and the [Steimatzky] chain will be responsible for the results” of selling Charlie Hebdo copies, and that doing so would be crossing a redline as far as Israeli Arabs and their leadership are concerned. According to Liberman, saying such things is “another way the Israeli Arab leadership crosses redlines.”

Screen-shot-2015-01-07-at-18.52.04Later Sunday, former journalist and No. 5 on the Yisrael Beytenu list Sharon Gal, along with a dozen activists wearing T-shirts with party slogans, protested outside a Steimatzky shop in Tel Aviv.

“We won’t give in to terrorists or those who support them,” Gal stated. “There was a clear threat of terrorism, and we are standing here to say clearly that we won’t accept their threats, and anyone who supports terrorism shouldn’t be part of this election.”

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Gal called the still-unnamed joint Arab list a coalition of “jihadists, Islamists, and communists.” Yisrael Beytenu plans to petition the Central Elections Committee to disqualify the list on the grounds that it supports terrorism.

“This paper is sold all over the world and should be sold in Israel. We aren’t afraid of those who incite against us… We’re telling the united extremist [Arab] list that no one can scare us in the Jewish state,” he added. “This issue of the magazine is a symbol of victory over terrorism.”

Even Leftist Labor-Hatnua co-leader Tzipi Livni also said Sunday that Steimatzky’s decision angered her. “I think we expect every European country to stand up to threats on freedom of expression – that’s how we need to act,” Livni told Army Radio.

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IRANIAN News Site reports Iran may be planning a hit on Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s two sons

Mashregh News network affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards suggested Iran target Yair and Avner Netanyahu, the sons of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in response to an alleged Israeli strike on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights last week in which 12 Hezbollah and Iranian operatives were killed, including an Iranian general. 

An image published on January 24, 2015 on the Iranian news site Mashregh News, which is affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard Corps, shows the sons of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yair and Avner with crosshairs drawn on their faces.

An image published on January 24, 2015 on the Iranian news site Mashregh News, which is affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard Corps, shows the sons of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yair and Avner with crosshairs drawn on their faces.

Times of Israel  The article listed a number of ways Tehran could respond to the alleged assault, including a “revenge operation” involving the Netanyahu boys — who are shown in a photo on the website as if in the crosshairs of a sniper’s scope — Shaul Olmert, son of former PM Ehud Olmert and Gilad and Omri Sharon, the sons of the late prime minister Ariel Sharon.

Shaul Olmert, son of former PM Ehud Olmert, also shown in Iranian crosshairs

Shaul Olmert, son of former PM Ehud Olmert, also shown in Iranian crosshairs

Iran and Hezbollah have issued a series of threats since the strike earlier this week, warning of a “crushing response,” and “destructive thunderbolts.” The dead included an Iranian general and senior Hezbollah commanders, Muhammad Issa and Jihad Mughniyeh, son of slain terror mastermind Imad Mughniyeh.

There have been conflicting reports as to whether Israel knew that Iranian general Mohammed Allahdadi was in the convoy.

On Saturday, the deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Lt.-Gen. Hossein Salami vowed Saturday to “open new fronts [against Israel] and change the balance of power.” “Opening up a new front across the West Bank, which is a major section of our dear Palestine, will be certainly on the agenda, and this is part of a new reality that will gradually emerge,” Salami said.

Israel viewed the strike as an act of self-defense, and that Hezbollah had forced Israel’s hand by building an offensive infrastructure on its border.  A report on Friday said the strike targeted the leaders of a substantial new Hezbollah terror hierarchy that was set to attempt kidnappings, rocket attacks and other assaults on military and civilian targets in northern Israel.

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