tisdag 29 mars 2016

Abbas, Fatah och PLO understöder terror

Open letter to the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs:
Fatah promotes terror 
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW)
calls on Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs
to reassess Denmark's relationship to Fatah
due to Fatah's ongoing terror support
  • Responding to Palestinian Media Watch documentation, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen admitted he "opposes" a Fatah official's terror glorification. However, the minister continues to view Fatah as "moderate" because the official, he believes, did not speak "on behalf of Fatah, the PLO, the Palestinian Authority or the Palestinian government." [Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jan. 22, 2016]
  • This PMW report corrects the Danish minister's mistake. It documents that numerous senior Fatah leaders, Abbas' advisors, Mahmoud Abbas himself, the Fatah Central Committee headed by Mahmoud Abbas, and official Fatah media are all actively supporting and glorifying the current terror. Neither Fatah, nor any of its leaders, have condemned even one murder of an Israeli during the last 5 months of terror. To the contrary, they have glorified the terror and the terrorists.
  • PMW welcomes the statement by the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs indicating that were Fatah, its leaders and the PA glorifying terror, Denmark would "reassess" its categorization of Fatah as "moderate."
 by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
The following is an excerpt from the report that Palestinian Media Watch 
 sent to the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs on March 20, 2016

Click here to read the full report as a PDF


1. Letter from Palestinian Media Watch
to Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark Kristian Jensen

Dear Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark Kristian Jensen,
This letter and report is in response to your recent answer to Question S507 asked by MP Søren Espersen in Danish Parliament regarding statements published by PMW made by Abbas Zaki, a member of the Palestinian Fatah Central Committee, in which he glorified terror against Israelis, stating that "Allah loves our young people with rocks and knives." You described Zaki's words as "a sad example of inflammatory rhetoric" that you "oppose," adding, however, that you would not reassess whether Fatah remains a "moderate" partner for Denmark because Zaki is:
"A Fatah member residing in Lebanon, who is not considered to have spoken on behalf of Fatah, the PLO, the Palestinian Authority or the Palestinian government... The statement does not give the government any reason to reconsider the assessment of Fatah and the movement's leader, President Abbas." [Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jan. 22, 2016, the question and answer appear at the end of the report]
However, this report shows that your refusal to "reconsider the assessment" of Fatah as "moderate" is based on wrong information. Not only does Zaki reside in the PA, but more importantly, Fatah has not been a moderating voice during this current terror campaign. On the contrary, Fatah and its senior leadership are actively promoting terror against Israelis, including the unequivocal glorification of those who have killed and injured Israelis in terror attacks.
Accordingly, PMW welcomes your statement implying that Denmark would "reassess" and take action if senior Fatah officials, the PLO, or the PA were shown to engage in hate speech, encourage terror attacks, and glorify terrorists. This document shows that a reassessement by the Danish government is warranted.
2. Documentation of Fatah actively promoting terror - in brief

The following are brief examples of Fatah actively promoting terror (additional and detailed documentation appears later in the report):
Jibril Rajoub, Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee promotes terror
Jibril Rajoub is Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee. He is also Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, and Chairman of the Palestinian Olympic Committee. Several times, Rajoub has endorsed and praised the terror attacks against Israelis and lauded the terrorists carrying them out:

Jibril Rajoub: "These are individual acts of bravery, and I am proud of them. I congratulate everyone who carried them out. I say to you, we are proud of you... Whoever confronts, fights, dies as a Martyr, is arrested or injured - his identity is known. What I mean is that the fighter, the prisoner, or the Martyr, they are assets to the entire Palestinian people... The international community does not agree to a bus exploding in Tel Aviv. But the international community does not ask what happens to a settler or soldier in the occupied territories at the wrong time and in the wrong place. No one asks about him! Therefore, we want to fight in such a way that the world and the international community will remain by our side." [Official PA TV, Oct. 17, 2015] 

Jibril Rajoub: "Yesterday in Hebron, they escorted 17 Martyrs to burial. This is of course a source of pride for all of us. I say that whoever carried out individual acts of heroism, we in the Fatah movement bless and encourage them. We consider them heroes and a crown on the head of every Palestinian. At this point, when there is weakening and frustration, there is a group of people, beginning with our brother Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist who murdered 2) and ending with the last Martyr... There is a competition between individuals. This is one of the issues we need to address - are we for or against it? I say that we in the [Fatah] Central Committee have discussed this matter, and we are in favor." [Official PA TV, Jan. 2, 2016]
Fatah Central Committee promotes and endorses terror
Very significantly, in the above statement about attacks carried out by individuals, Rajoub expressed the Fatah Central Committee's support for the terror when he stated that "we in the [Fatah] Central Committee have discussed this matter, and we are in favor."

It must be stressed that the Fatah Central Committee is Fatah's governing body and headed by Mahmoud Abbas.
Official Fatah TV promotes murder
Official Fatah TV broadcast a music video calling for murder of Israelis: "Besiege them in all their neighborhoods, Drown them in a sea of blood, Kill them as you wish" 
"Pick up your weapon and advance, Jerusalem is calling in pain
Come on, strike them, you have the strength
Turn your anger into the fire of Hell...
Besiege them in all their neighborhoods
Drown them in a sea of blood
Kill them as you wish
[Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 4, 2016]

Fatah's official Facebook page and Twitter account promote terror
Fatah's official Facebook page and Twitter account have been a central part of this terror campaign, glorifying the terror almost daily. From the outset, Fatah has been glorifying murder using numerous posts, including the following examples which visually express Fatah's explicit promotion of stabbing murders:
Text: "We'll be victorious or die"
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 23, 2015]
Text on photo: "#so_what"
[Official Fatah Facebook page , Nov. 7, 2015]
Jew screaming in pain with a knife stuck in his shoulder. PA flag on the blade of the knife and Jerusalem in the background.
Text: "Here is Jerusalem, you crazies, beware!" 
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 4, 2015]
A masked man plays a knife as a violin, with Al-Aqsa  Mosque and the Dome of the Rock in the background.
Posted text: "A symphony of love for Jerusalem." 
[Official Fatah Twitter account, Oct. 12, 2015]
Fatah has also glorified several murderers on its Facebook page, among them Muhannad Halabi who stabbed 2 to death in the Old City of Jerusalem, Nashat Melhem who shot and killed 3 in Tel Aviv, and Bashar Masalha who killed 1 in Tel Aviv-Jaffa:
Soil in yellow bags at murderer's grave
Fatah brought soil from the Al-Aqsa Mosque to the grave of terrorist Muhannad Halabi, who murdered two in the Old City of Jerusalem "so that the dead body of Martyr Muhannad Halabi can hug the soil for which he died a Martyr." [Fatah Twitter account, Oct. 8, 2015]

Fatah glorified Tel Aviv murderer of 3: "Congratulations and may Allah receive you in Heaven"
Abbas' Fatah movement posted an uncensored version of the picture of dead terrorist Nashat Melhem lying in a pool of blood. It also praised the killer of 3 as a "Martyr" and congratulated him on its official Facebook page. Nashat Melhem was a 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 3 Israelis and wounding 8 others in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016:

Text: "Nashat Melhem died as a Martyr (Shahid) after an armed confrontation in the courtyard of a mosque in Umm Al-Fahm on blessed Friday, congratulations and may Allah receive you in Heaven
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 8, 2016]

Fatah honored murderer who killed 1 and injured 11 in an attack in Tel Aviv-Jaffa 
Fatah's official Facebook page posted a drawing of a knife held over the PA map of "Palestine" that includes all of Israel and the PA areas, with the name of the murderer written on it.
Text on arm: "The heroic Martyr (Shahid)"  
Text on map is name of murderer: "Bashar Masalha" 
[Official Fatah Facebook page, March 9, 2016]

Official Fatah anniversary celebrations in Bethlehem promote terror
Another example of Fatah showing itself as a terror promoting organization was seen in January this year, when Fatah held a march in Bethlehem to mark its 51st anniversary. To celebrate, Fatah had children parade in the streets of Bethlehem wearing suicide belts and carrying knives, guns and RPGs, alongside Fatah flags. [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2016] (All photos are from Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 7, 2016)
Fatah Central Committee members promote and glorify terror
As was shown above, in the words of Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub, the Fatah Central Committee is "in favor" of "attacks by individuals" against Israelis. The following are statements by three members of the Central Committee corroborating this Fatah support for terror. (More statements by these and additional members of the Central Committee appear later in the report.)

Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Fatah Central Committee member and advisor to Mahmoud Abbas, promotes terror
One Fatah Central Committee member who also serves as an advisor to Mahmoud Abbas, Sultan Abu Al-Einein, likewise promotes terror. Abu Al-Einein blessed the terrorists from the current terror campaign, saying: "We bow before every drop of blood that has dripped from our children and women... and every... Martyr's mother, who... when they notified her of his death as a Martyr, she let cries of joy loose to the Heavens." [Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 16, 2016] Abu Al-Einein also glorified a terrorist who killed 1 and wounded 11 as "Martyr": "We loved you, while you sowed life for all Palestinians" [Sultan Abu Al-Einein's Facebook page, Oct. 19, 2015] He has openly declared his total support for the terror campaign, saying that he "supports, with all his might, the uprising and intifada... aimed at defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque" from "defilement" and "Judaization." [Falestinona, Oct. 14, 2015]
Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and advisor to Mahmoud Abbas, promotes terror

Abbas Zaki is a member of the Fatah Central Committee. He is close to Mahmoud Abbas and has travelled internationally as Abbas' personal emissary. Zaki stated thatthe murderers of four Israelis are "giants and leaders" and went on to say that "whoever succeeded in killing, this is a big thing." He added that such a terrorist should have "an institution named after him, and a statue [made] of him."
[Official PA TV, Oct. 31, 2015] 
Mahmoud Al-Aloul - member of Fatah Central Committee and Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization encourages terror  
Fatah official Al-Aloul encouraged Palestinian youth to "make the country a hell for the enemies"
Shortly after the murders of 4 Israeli civilians in two separate attacks on Oct. 1 and 3, 2015, Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul addressed Palestinian youth on his Facebook page, encouraging them to "rise up against the enemies": 

Mahmoud Al-Aloul:  "#Resist_boycott_rise up (literally "make intifada") 
"More resistance and escalation against the occupation everywhere. Let us make the country a hell for the enemies... all the members of the Shabiba (i.e., Fatah youth and student movement) are potential Martyrs for the beloved Palestine."
[Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul's Facebook page,
Oct. 5, 2015]
Al-Aloul called to "continue attacks" against Israelis
In another post, Al-Aloul stated that "whoever loves the Shahada (Martyrdom death) is not afraid of the settler herds." He ended with the following words of encouragement: "and #let's_continue_the_attacks." 
[Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul's Facebook page,
Oct. 5, 2015]

Fatah glorifies and honors the terrorists of the current terror campaign

Fatah leader sponsors sporting event after murderer of two
As an unequivocal expression of support for murder, Fatah continues to honor and glorify the killers of the current terror campaign. For example, Jibril Rajoub, Central Committee member mentioned above, who is also Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the PA Olympic Committee, sponsored a table tennis tournament, named after murderer Muhannad Halabi, who  murdered two people and stabbed a woman and her baby in October 2015. Rajoub mentioned Halabi by name when he described the "heroes" who constitute "a crown on the head of every Palestinian." [Official PA TV, Jan. 2, 2016] 

Mahmoud Abbas denies murdering Israelis is wrong. Terror campaign is a "popular peaceful uprising" 
Finally, Abbas himself has not been a moderating influence. Abbas has not condemned even one terror attack during this entire violent period, and worse still, he has justified these attacks by claiming they were part of a "popular peaceful uprising": "We want peaceful popular uprising, and that's what this is. That's what this is." [Official PA TV, Nov. 16, 2015] Abbas made this statement after Palestinians had carried out 65 stabbing attacks, 8 shooting attacks, and 8 car ramming attacks, in which a total of 14 Israelis were murdered and 167 were wounded. 

Not even when US Vice President Joe Biden urged Abbas to condemn a terror attack in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, where a Palestinian stabbed a US citizen to death and injured 11 Israelis, did Abbas comply. He "offered condolences," but never condemned the attack. [The Jerusalem Post, March 10, 2016]

Abbas' frequent referral to all the terror attacks as part of the Palestinian "peaceful" or "nonviolent" "uprising" may have been what has led the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs and other international spectators to wrongly conclude that Abbas is against the current wave of terror attacks against Israelis.

PLO leader: Murdering Israeli civilians is "national duty"
A statement which expresses the Fatah and PLO leaders' attitude towards the current terror campaign was made by PLO Executive Committee member Mahmoud Ismail, who defined the killing of Israelis as a "national duty." In a conversation about the murder of a young Israeli couple, which took place while their 4 children watched from the back seat of the car, Ismail said the following: "There is no need to return to the argument and dispute about who carried out the operation (i.e., the killing)... There is no need to announce it and boast of having done it.One fulfills his national duty voluntarily, as best as one can." [Official PA TV, Oct. 6, 2015]

This attitude is representative of the PA's and Fatah's approach throughout this terror campaign. The Fatah leadership has not condemned the terror, but has presented it as patriotic and a legitimate part of the Palestinian "struggle" and "resistance." Killing soldiers or civilians anywhere is presented as a "national duty."

Fatah proud of its leading role in the current terror campaign
Finally, Fatah is proud of its leading role in the current terror campaign. Several Fatah leaders have specifically mentioned Fatah's central role in the terror campaign. 

Fayez Abu Aita, Fatah Spokesman, stated that Mahmoud Abbas is leading the "blessed popular uprising": 

"Fatah Spokesman Fayez Abu Aita... emphasized in a press statement published by the [Fatah] Information and Culture Commission today [Jan. 7, 2016]... that it is necessary to take into account the difficult and sensitive situation our people is experiencing, as it fights the battle for independence and an [independent] state, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, through the blessed popular uprising and the unlimited political confrontation with the occupation in the UN corridors and the International Criminal Court.'"
[WAFA (the official Palestinian news agency), Jan. 7, 2016]

Amal Hamad, Fatah Central Committee member: 
"I say that if one has a responsible national feeling, on is supposed to thank Fatah for its resolve, and for its ability to say 'No!' to the Americans, 'No!' to the occupation, 'No!' to all regional, Arab and international pressures... We are still leading the popular uprising, with true resistance, 80 percent of the Martyrs (Shahids) are Fatah people. If so, the movement is deeply rooted..." 
[Official PA TV, March 1, 2016]

Jamal Muhaisen, Fatah Central Committee member, Commissioner for Diaspora Branches and PLO Central Council member: 
"They [Hamas] talk about resistance. What is happening today? Today there is a struggle on two fronts. There is the struggle in the field, by the popular resistance, and I say that 90 percent of the Martyrs (Shahids) are from Fatah. I say to Abu Marzouq (a senior member of Hamas -Ed.) that 90 percent of the Martyrs are from Fatah, and I would like Hamas to be present in the popular uprising in the field, matching its size. Hamas' presence does not match its size."
 [Official PA TV, Feb. 14, 2016]

Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner of Arab and China Relations: 
"The Fatah movement draws its strength from its people, and noted that its fingerprints are clearly evident in the popular Palestinian uprising... Fatah is carrying the flag of victory, through the national measures and that the fact that it is currently leading the mass uprising is the best proof of this." 
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 30, 2015] 

3. Summary and conclusions
In summary, it is imperative that this hate speech, violence promotion and terror glorification be condemned - by you, the Danish government, and other members of the international community who wish to see peace in the Middle East. Denmark and other supporters of the PA have a unique position as financial donors to the PA to demand that the PA, including Fatah as the ruling party in government, honors the commitments it has made in the past: to stop incitement and to renounce terror. The PA's donors have tremendous potential influence to demand a change in the messages and policies that PA and Fatah leaders transmit to Palestinians.
When Rajoub, the Deputy-Secretary of Fatah's Central Committee, which is headed by Mahmoud Abbas, refers to the the murder of Israelis as "individual acts of heroism" and publicly says on official Palestinian Authority TV that the Fatah Central Committee supports them, it must not be ignored by the international community.
In your answer to MP Søren Espersen, you indicated that if "Fatah, the PLO, the PA, or the Palestinian government" were actively supporting the terror campaign, the Danish government would reassess its attitude toward them.
The documentation in this letter and report shows that the Danish government must "reconsider its assessment" of Fatah, the PA, and Mahmoud Abbas, and take the necessary steps when dealing with a political governmental body that openly supports terror as Fatah does. 

Click here to read the rest of the report as a PDF

måndag 28 mars 2016

FN:s råd för mänskliga rättigheter svartlistar företag som verkar utanför Gröna linjen

FN:s råd för mänskliga rättigheter röstade igenom en resolution som kräver att alla företag som har någon koppling till de israeliska bosättningarna utanför Gröna linjen skall svartlistas. EU och USA försökte få till stånd en mildare resolution men röstade inte emot resolutionen vilket visar att de inte har någon moral överhuvudtaget.
Inget land i världen röstade mot resolutionen. De som känner sin Bibel vet vilken tid vi håller på att gå in i.
"In a statement released Thursday, Danon said: “The Human Rights Council has turned into an accomplice of the BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions] movement and its conduct is both anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic.”

UN approves blacklist of companies profiting from settlements

En beskrivning av vad FN:s råd för mänskliga rättigheter är för en organisation:

In this new documentary film, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer tells his personal story and feelings about being at the UN and speaking out. “When I walk into the Human Rights Council, I feel the glares of hatred, of enmity directed at me. I see it in in their eyes, and it's from dictatorships, it's from Arab states, it's from others — sometimes even from some democracies."

torsdag 24 mars 2016

Purim-vad kan högtiden lära oss idag?

Den judiska högtiden Purim firas i dag. Högtiden hör inte till de bibliska högtider som Gud befallt Israels folk att fira utan den firas till minnet av händelserna som beskrivs  i Esters bok i Bibeln.
Det handlar i korthet om hur judarna räddas undan den onde Hamans försök att utrota dem under perserkungen Ahasveros tid (ca 480 f.Kr.).
Hjälten i berättelsen är den unga judiska flickan Hadassa som blir drottning Ester och hennes kusin och fosterfar Mordokaj.
Ester är beredd att riskera sitt liv för att rädda judarna från utplåning, hon lyckas med uppgiften och därför firar man ännu idag minnet av hennes bedrift med Purimfesten den 14:nde Adar.

Det finns flera tillfällen under historiens lopp som judarna hotats av utplåning.
Farao i Egypten försökte förmå barnmorskorna som förlöste de israeliska kvinnorna att döda alla gossebarn.
Haman fick tillstånd att på en enda dag utrota alla judar inklusive kvinnor och barn i Persiens rike.
Hitler lyckades med det som ingen tidigare lyckats med och utrotade en stor del av den judiska befolkningen i Europa, men judarna som folk överlevde.

Utrotningsförsöken har inte tagit slut, några exempel:
- Iran (tidigare Persien) säger gång på gång att man vill utplåna den judiska staten Israel och levererar vapen till terrorister med samma mål.
- PLO, Fatah och de palestinska myndigheternas ledare uppmanar och uppmuntrar till mord på judar
- Hamas uppmanar i sina stadgar till mord på judar.
- Hizbollah i Libanon hotar med att i kommande krig döda tusentals judar
- Även bojkottrörelsen mot Israel har i grunden liknande mål, det vill säga utplåning av den judiska staten.
- Till och med i FN finns det sånt som påminner om Haman: ”De (judarna) är olika alla andra folk och följer inte FN:s resolutioner”.  Ingen annan stat förföljs inom FN och dess olika organ på samma sätt som Israel.

Efterföljare till den onde Haman finns alltså fortfarande.

Finns det efterföljare också till de goda förebilderna?
Två av barnmorskorna i Egypten fruktade Gud mer än Farao och vägrade göra som Farao befallt.Det var säkert inte helt ofarligt att sätta sig upp mot Faraos befallning.

Ester var beredd att riskera sitt liv för att rädda judarna. Hon gick in till kungen trots att det var mot lagen.

Mordokaj vägrade att böja knä för någon annan än Gud. Det var det som var orsaken till Hamans hat mot Mordokaj och judarna.
Samma hat drabbade Daniels vänner Sadrak, Mesak och Abed-Nego när de vägrade tillbe någon annan än Israels Gud under konung Nebukadnessars tid.

Vi kristna borde vara som barnmorskorna, Ester och Mordokaj. Under Hitlers tid och Förintelsen fanns det kristna som hade de rätta förebilderna. De trotsade makthavarna och riskerade sina liv för att rädda judar. Men tyvärr var det stora flertalet av oss kristna passiva åskådare eller medhjälpare till "Haman".

När man ser bakåt i historien är det relativt lätt att se vem som handlade rätt. Vem som varit en Ester och vem som varit medhjälpare till Haman.

När det handlar om oss här och nu blir det svårare. Vem är idag beredd att trotsa makthavarna i världen, beredd att riskera liv, pengar eller ära för att lyda Gud och för att försvara judarna mot Hamans planer.
Mordokajs råd till Ester var: ”Vem vet om du inte nått kunglig värdighet just för en tid som denna?”

Min utmaning till dig:Vem vet om du inte fått din begåvning, din position, dina kontakter, din kungliga värdighet som Guds barn just för en tid som denna? Gör som Ester, be och fasta och gå sedan och gör det som är rätt!

Davids son, judarnas konung, vår Mästare och Herre sade:”Allt vad ni har gjort för en av dessa mina minsta bröder, det har ni gjort mot mig.”

A joyous noise across the country on Purim

VIDEO: Muslim woman rips up Israeli flag at Brussels makeshift memorial

Israelhatare ny specialrapportör för UNHRC

Efter lite påtryckningar från arabländerna ser FN:s råd för mänskliga rättigheter ut att välja en gammal välkänd Israelhatare till specialrapportör från de ockuperade områdena. Något annat skulle ha varit förvånande när det gäller UNHRC men det visar ännu en gång att organisationen är i de muslimska ländernas händer och inget har att bidra med när det gäller mänskliga rättigheter.

UNHRC nominates pro-Palestinian Canadian legal expert as special investigator on Israel

French role in selecting anti-Israel activist for UN post undermines credibility on peace move

UN Watch Hiller Neuer:
"We're under attack. UN Watch is being slandered as a "political and biased source" in official letters to the UN orchestrated by the Palestinians, Arab League, and Islamic bloc. They've now mobilized the African group, the Asian group and the 120-strong Non-Aligned Movement to send letters putting massive pressure on UNHRC President Choi to appoint one of the two biased nominees—Penelope Green or Michael Lynk—to be the UN's next "Special Rapporteur on Palestine." They're attacking UN Watch, blasting our report which exposed the candidates' absurdly biased and clearly disqualifying prior statements against Israelis. The president's choice will be announced soon — and to tell you like it is, the odds are completely against us. But at at time when anti-Western and anti-Israeli apologists for terrorism are elevated as supposed human rights experts, we refuse to be silent. Given what is happening in Europe and worldwide, we cannot be silent."

onsdag 23 mars 2016

USA och Europa skapade terrorn säger palestinsk talesman för säkerhetsstyrkorna

Såhär ser Adnan Al-Damiri som är talesman för de palestinska säkerhetsstyrkorna på terrorattacken i Bryssel:

"Samtidigt som vi fördömer och tar avstånd från terrorattacker överallt i världen är det vi araber som har blivit mest brända av av terrorns eld, som har skapats och exporterats av USA och Europa, från de arabiska jihadkämparna i Afghanistan och före det genom att exportera den judiska terrorn till Palestina och genom att stöda och godkänna den.
Idag blir Europa bränd av terrorns eld på flygplatser och torg. Jag känner ingen skadeglädje utan smärta över varje oskyldig själ som dödats, men de som tillverkar giftet får själva smaka på det, och i dag får Europa smaka på vad de med egna händer har förberett.
Om man inte bekämpar terrorn överallt, först och främst i Palestina, eftersom den israeliska ockupationen är den värsta formen av terror, liksom i Syrien, Irak, Jemen, Libyen, Egypten, Tunisien och Jordanien - kommer man att bli bränd av elden, och terrorn har ingen religion."

US and Europe created terror in Brussels, says spokesman for PA Security Forces

Palestiniernas utrikesminister fördömer terror - men inte om den utförs mot Israel

Palestiniernas utrikesminister Riyad Maliki talade i går i Bryssel och fördömde terrorattackerna i staden.
Men när det gäller palestiniernas terrorattacker mot Israel är det andra regler som gäller och förresten så är det ju Israels eget fel att palestinierna dödar dem tycker Maliki. De unga palestinierna är enligt Maliki desperata och utan hopp och det skall då rättfärdiga att man slår ihjäl andra människor.Som ledare borde det ju vara Malikis uppgift att ge hopp åt sitt folk i stället för att resa runt och uppmana till bojkott av Israel.
Inget förstånd i den skallen.

Palestinian FM urges EU to draw line between terror and his people's resistance to Israel

Sista gruppen judar från Jemen till Israel

På söndag kväll avslutades en operation som förde de sista judarna från Jemen till Israel.Omkring 200 judar har i hemlighet räddats från inbördeskriget i Jemen under de senaste åren. De senaste dagarna har 19 personer kommit till Israel.
Över 50.000 judar har flyttat från Jemen till Israel sedan 1948, de flesta kom under operationen Magic Carpet 1949-1950.
Några personer valde att stanna kvar i Jemen, ungefär 50 personer, 40 av dem i Saana.
Judarna har en 2000 år lång historia i Jemen men den fasen är nu avslutad.

Räddningsoperationen har fördömts på sociala medier i Jemen, också en PLO diplomat har anklagat Abbas för att ha hjälpt till att "föra erövrare till vårt hemland".

Secret Aliyah Operation Brings Home Final Group of Yemenite Jewish Immigrants to Israel (Jewish Agency)
"It sounds like a movie plot: An undercover operation to bring a group of 19 Jews to Israel from war-torn Yemen, kept under complete secrecy until their arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv. But that's what happened earlier this week. 

At long last, the final group of Yemenite Jewish immigrants landed in Israel on March 20, 2016, following a complex covert operation coordinated by The Jewish Agency for Israel, thus bringing the historic story of Yemeni Aliyah to a close. Some two hundred Jews have been secretly rescued from Yemen by The Jewish Agency in recent years, including several dozen in recent months, as attacks against the Jewish community have increased and the country has descended into civil war..."

Jerusalem Post Editorial:Yemenite story

Some of the last Jews of Yemen brought to Israel in secret mission

'Israeli-Houthi secret deal' to airlift Yemenite Jews arouses furor in Yemen

Former PA diplomat accuses Abbas of helping with aliya of Yemenite Jews

måndag 21 mars 2016

A UN Council for Terrorist Rights

A UN Council for Terrorist Rights
"...That is not a Council for Human Rights. Instead, it has become a Council for Terrorist Rights.

In the past decade the Council has passed 55 resolutions regarding human rights violations throughout the world: the entire globe. With all of its endless conflicts. In the same decade, in the same ten years, the Council has passed sixty two resolutions against Israel. Seven resolutions more about Israel than about the entire rest of the world..."

MK Yair Lapid is Chairperson of the Yesh Atid party. The above text is a modified version of a speech delivered Monday at a demonstration outside the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Fem fördömande resolutioner mot Israel diskuteras vid FN:s mänskorättsråds möte

FN:s råd för mänskliga rättigheter (UNHRC) är kanske det FN organ som misslyckats värst med sin uppgift.
Rådet borde bevaka de mänskliga rättigheterna men den koncentrerar sig på att fördöma Israel och är oförmögen att göra något åt situationen i de länder där situationen är värst. Ofta på grund av att just de länderna sitter och bestämmer i rådet.
Nu föreslås det bland annat att alla länder skall bojkotta de judiska bosättningarna som befinner sig på fel sida om vapenstilleståndslinjen från 1949 och en lista skall göras upp på alla bolag som handlar med dem.
När man läser resolutionsutkasten talas det hela tiden om "ockuperat palestinskt område" men Israel har aldrig ockuperat något palestinskt område. Det område Israel tog i besittning 1967 tog man från Jordanien och Egypten och dessa länder hade olagligt ockuperat dessa områden som enligt internationella överenskommelser getts till judarna för att där återupprätta sin nationalstat.

Förutom att Israels alltid finns på UNHRC:s agenda under en speciell punkt har rådet naturligtvis också en permanent observatör som skall rapportera om Israels "brott" mot palestinierna.
En ny observatör skall väljas denna vecka.Den som ligger bäst till, Penny Green, är en Israelhatare som förespråkar en total bojkott av Israel och stöder Hamas.
Ahead of Thursday vote, UN Watch vying to block anti-Israel Penny Green from key post

Mandate to

WATCH LIVE: UNHRC debates boycotting Israeli settlements

UN Human Rights Council circulates 5 anti-Israel resolutions before vote next week

söndag 20 mars 2016

Nästan omöjligt att få media att rätta felaktig information om Israel

Det tog nästan ett halvt år innan Time Magazine rättade en artikel där en palestinsk terrorist som dödat tre israeler beskrevs som ett offer för israeliskt våld.
Rättelsen kom motvilligt efter påtryckningar från israelisk sida. Inget som ger heder åt journalisterna på Time Magazine.

Screen capture of Time Magazine's article about Baha Allyan, which came under fire from Israel's Government Press Office. (screen capture: Time Magazine)
Screen capture of Time Magazine’s article about Baha Allyan, which came under fire from Israel’s Government Press Office. (screen capture: Time Magazine)

After ‘shaming’ by Israel, Time corrects story that depicted terrorist as victim (The Times of Israel)
An Israeli group contacted Time Magazine correspondent Rebecca Collard, who wrote the story, on October 18 and received no response. The Government Press Office contacted Collard on February 25, presented the facts and demanded a correction. Neither recognition nor correction of the erroneous article resulted. When contacted again, Time magazine correspondent Collard wrote to the GPO on March 4: “I’ve forwarded your concerns to my editors.”

“Another reminder and a letter to the Time International editor did not help and the article still — five months after the attack — presents the murderer of three civilians as a seemingly innocent Palestinian graphic designer who was inexplicably killed by Israel,” the GPO said in its post on Thursday. “Israel has been criticized recently for confronting some of the foreign media with accusations of bias. Let the reader be the judge.”

fredag 18 mars 2016

Favoriter till posten som specialrapportör om Israels brott

FN: råd för mänskliga rättigheter har en specialrapportör som skall rapportera om Israels brott mot mänskliga rättigheter på de ockuperade områdena. En ny person skall väljas till uppgiften. Här två artiklar som behandlar ämnet. Valet går helt i enlighet med rådet allmänna linje: Israel ensam är skyldig till allt ont här i världen. Den valda personen måste därför dela denna åsikt.

The U.N. Sinks Further into the Anti-Israeli Muck

She asked why UK did not bomb Israel - ideal candidate to head UN probe into the conflict

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) gör bort sig

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) har fördömt Israels "brutala attack mot den fria pressen". Vad har Israels gjort? Jo Israels stängde TV/radiostationen Palestine Today. En station som drivs av terroristorganisationen Islamisk Jihad (organisationen betraktas som terroristorganisation av bl.a. EU, USA, Kanada och Australien) och som i sina program uppmanade till våldsdåd.
Enligt IFJ betyder alltså pressfriheten att terrororganisationer skall ha frihet att sprida sitt hatbudskap och uppmana till våldsdåd, åtminstone om man riktar det mot Israel.

Journalist Group Defends ‘Incitement to Murder’ (Honest Reporting)
"Israeli Member of Knesset and long-time professional journalist Yair Lapid explained in a statement to the IFJ that:

Freedom of the press does not extend to terrorist propaganda and to those who incite to murder. The content on Palestine Today would not pass the editorial guidelines of any of your members. I was a journalist for over three decades; this isn’t journalism. This isn’t free speech, this is hate speech. You are not defending press freedom; you are defending incitement to murder."

Palestinierna: Kiknar av skratt

Artikel av Khaled Abu Toameh:
Palestinierna: Kiknar av skratt
- Precis som varje komedi har en clown, tilldelades Biden denna roll av den Palestinska myndighetens ledning som upptäcker att det lönar sig att peka ett anklagande finger mot Israel.

- Här är en liten smutsig hemlighet: de palestinska angriparna drevs inte till att mörda judar på grund av "bosättningar" och "avspärrningar".

- Kika på deras Facebook profiler: deras hat drevs av de lögner som president Abbas och andra palestinska ledare har matat dem med under de senaste åren. Palestinska medier och talesmän vräker ur sig hatfullt gift mot Israel.

- Ridån går åter upp för en ny akt i den ceremoniella Mellanöstern Låtsas-teatern. Enligt Abbas lömska manus handlar det om bosättningar. I verkligheten är det amerikanernas vägran att läsa, tala eller ens översätta arabiska.

onsdag 16 mars 2016

Lyckligast i världen

Enligt The annual World Happiness Report är de lyckligaste länderna i världen Danmark, Schweiz, Island, Norge, Finland, Kanada, Nederländerna, Nya Zeeland, Australien, Sverige och Israel på elfte plats.
Kanske lite märkligt att strax efter de fridfulla nordiska länderna kommer Israel, landet som ständigt utsätts för krig och terror.
Where did Israel place on the 2016 world happiness index?

måndag 14 mars 2016

Två terrorattacker måndag morgon

Två terrorattacker utfördes i närheten av Hebron på måndagsmorgonen. Tre israeliska soldater skadades och tre palestinska terrorister dödades.
I den ena attacken körde två terrorister in i Kiryat Arba och började skjuta, två soldater skadades och terroristerna sköts.
I den andra attacken rammade en bil en israelisk buss. En soldat skadades lätt och chauffören i bilen sköts.
Enligt en opinionsundersökning stöder 59 % av palestinierna attackerna mot Israel.

Gun attack followed by car ramming near Hebron; 3 Palestinian terrorists shot dead

Poll: 60% of Palestinians support attacks

söndag 13 mars 2016

Palestinsk terrorist firades i palestinska Röda halvmånens högkvarter

Palestinska myndigheten och Fatah firar varje år minnet av den genom tiderna dödligaste terrorattacken mot Israel som utfördes av Dalal Mughrabi 1978.
I år inbjöds gästerna till en ceremoni i Röda halvmånens högkvarter. (Röda halvmånen är underställd internationella Röda korset.)
Från PMW:

“General invitation
Return to the Roots
The Fatah Movement is honored to invite you
to attend the Return to the Roots ceremony
to mark the 38th anniversary
of the 
death as Martyrs ( 
Shahids) of fighter Dalal Mughrabi, 
‘the Bride of Palestine,’ and her comrades
who carried out the self-sacrificing operation ‘Kamal Adwan’ (i.e., terror attack),
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 12:30 at the Palestinian Red Crescent headquarters - Dr. Fathi Arafat Convention Center
Glory and eternal life to our righteous Martyrs
And freedom to our heroic prisoners” (emphasis in red on original invitation)
[Official Fatah Facebook page, March 9, 2016]

Every year the Palestinian Authority and Fatah celebrate the anniversary of the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history by honoring the female terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led it. This year, one such celebration was hosted by the office of the Palestinian Red Crescent, which is under the International Red Cross.
In the attack in 1978, 37 civilians were killed, including one American. 12 of the victims were children. They were murdered by a group of terrorists led by Dalal Mughrabi who sailed by boat from Lebanon to Israel and then hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway. When confronted by the Israeli army, the terrorists killed 36 of the passengers and wounded more than 70. The American victim, photographer Gail Rubin, was murdered prior to the hijacking.
The invitation to Fatah’s event at the Red Crescent’s headquarters was posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page and stressed that it was to honor terrorist Mughrabi, referred to as “the Bride of Palestine”: 

Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein posted on his Facebook page that Ghannam “expressed great pride in Martyr (Shahida) Dalal and her fellow companions, and said that the title Sisters of Dalal is an honor to all Palestinian women.” [Facebook page of Sultan Abu Al-Einein, March 13, 2016] The official PA daily added that “Ghannam emphasized that Dalal insisted on carrying a rifle alongside her male companions, and on standing next to them in the battlefield.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 13, 2016]
Pictures from the event show Ghannam with young children, some of whom are holding a poster displaying a picture of terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi and the PA map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel, displaying the text: “The 38th anniversary of the deaths as Martyrs of Bride of Palestine Dalal Mughrabi and her companions.” The Fatah logo also appears on the poster. 

Raketer från Gaza

Fyra raketer sköts natten mot lördagen från Gaza mot Israel. Raketerna exploderade i obebyggda områden och ingen skadades.
Israel svarade med att bomba Hamas mål i Gaza och splitter från en av bomberna dödade enligt uppgifter från Gaza två barn.
Raketattacken kom strax efter att Hamas lyckats hacka sig in och avbryta en israelisk TV-sändning med hatbudskap och hot om nya terrorattacker.
Ungefär samtidigt skadades två soldater när de besköts nära bosättningen Beit Horon.

Hamas hacks into Israeli TV and threatens: ‘Terror will never end’

Hamas warns its ‘patience is limited’ over Gaza deaths

2 IDF soldiers lightly hurt in West Bank shooting attack

fredag 11 mars 2016

Creating a Terrorist: Institutionalized Incitement

Creating a Terrorist: Institutionalized Incitement

How does a teenager decide to skip school one day put a knife in his or her backpack to stab an Israeli? How does one decide not to show up for work because they want to ram their car into Israelis waiting at a bus stop? Where does this drive to kill come from?

The factors are clear and they are as follows:

USA och Europa finansierar tortyr via Palestinska myndigheten

USA och Europa finansierar tortyr via Palestinska myndigheten skriver Khaled Abu Toameh.
Två arabiska polisstater håller på att byggas upp, den ena i Gaza och den andra på västbanken, med ekonomisk hjälp av västvärlden.
Abbas tillåter ingen kritik, under 2015 greps 1391 personer godtyckligt av endera Fatah eller Hamas och minst 179 fall av tortyr i de palestinska myndigheternas fängelser har dokumenterats.
De palestinska säkerhetsstyrkorna tränas och finansieras av västvärlden och det skapar en direkt linje mellan bidragsgivarna och mänskorättsbrotten som utförs på de av PM styrda områdena.
Av någon anledning intresserar sig inte heller nyhetsmedia för mänskorättsbrotten så länge det är palestinierna som utför dem.

torsdag 10 mars 2016

Abbas sade nej till fredsförslag från USA

Tidningsrapporter säger att Mahmoud Abbas sade nej till ett fredsförslag som USA:s vicepresident Joe Biden lade fram i Ramallah vid sitt besök.
Enligt förslaget skulle Israel frysa byggandet i bosättningarna och palestinierna skulle få östra Jerusalem som huvudstad, i utbyte skulle palestinierna erkänna Israel som en judisk stat och avstå från kravet på att de palestinska flyktingarnas ättlingar skall få "återvända" till Israel.
Abbas reportedly turns down visiting Biden’s peace plan

I en annan tidningsrapport skriver Jeffrey Goldberg för The Atlantic att USA:s president ser Israels premiärminister Netanyahu som den mest misslyckade ledaren i Mellanöstern. Om detta stämmer säger det mer om Obama än om Netanyahu.
Obama lär bland annat tro att om Netanyahu bara skulle vilja och våga skulle han kunna få till stånd en tvåstatslösning med palestinierna. Det bevisar att Obama inte begriper sig på situationen trots att han påstår motsatsen.
"To illustrate Obama’s impatience with Netanyahu, one of several Middle Eastern leaders said to have questioned the president’s understanding of the region, Goldberg relates an incident during an undated Obama-Netanyahu meeting, at which the Israeli prime minister “launched into something of a lecture about the dangers of the brutal region in which he lives.
”Obama, relates Goldberg, “felt that Netanyahu was behaving in a condescending fashion, and was also avoiding the subject at hand: peace negotiations. Finally, the president interrupted the prime minister: ‘Bibi, you have to understand something,’ he said. ‘I’m the African American son of a single mother, and I live here, in this house. I live in the White House. I managed to get elected president of the United States. You think I don’t understand what you’re talking about, but I do.'”
Obama sees Netanyahu as most disappointing of all Mideast leaders — report