More and more we receive letters that are “returned to sender” with less than friendly remarks. Here are just two examples. In both cases the box checked says “Addressee has gone away”. It is possible the “messages” came from someone at the Royal Mail. In the second letter one can clearly see that the red sticker was put on top of the hand written Return to Sender, then below in a different ink is written a very ugly message. My apologies for the language, but this is what we received.
Dubai police accused Israel of using fake passports in the death of Hamas murderer and weapons smuggler, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. To date there has never been proof that Israel was involved. Both Hamas and Dubai police have said that Mabhouh had enemies across the Middle East, any of whom would have had a motive for his murder. It has even been said that the PA was involved. But it is much easier to accuse Israel. In reality, anyone who thinks that the Secret Services of any country in this world do not use fake passports is living in fairyland.
Do those who write hateful messages know that this week Israel marked the third Yartzeit of 8 young boys murdered in cold blood while studying Torah? They were aged 15 to 18 and one aged 26. The gunman fired between 500 to 600 rounds into them before he was finally stopped. I wonder if the message writer knows what it is like when a car is ambushed and four people are shot to death at close range (just to be sure they are dead)--one of them a 9-months pregnant woman?
Yes, Israel did go into Gaza–after tens of thousands of bombs were fired on its civilians. Yes, a lot of Gazans died, but in the end, even Hamas admitted that the majority were fighters. Civilians died but they were not targeted. In fact, Israel dropped leaflets and called the homes before they attacked (do you know any other army that does this?). Hamas uses civilians as shields.
The clip below highlights the narrow-mindedness of those who hate–just because it is the “in thing” to hate Israel. Hopefully good people will not partake in this hate-fest.
Once again the world media is in an uproar because the old Shepherd Hotel in the Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood in Jerusalem was demolished–Oh, Wait–it was not the entire building–only the wing that had been added during the Jordanian occupation was taken down. However, according to the mainstream media the entire hotel was demolished “as part of “Israel’s policy of ethnic cleansing”. Once again the hysterics and lies take the front page.
The First Lie:
As Councilman Elisha Peleg (Likud) told reporters:
“As we were forced to preserve the building, we will turn it into the neighborhood synagogue and dedicate it to the memory of the Holocaust victims.
The synagogue will be doubly symbolic: It will replace the house of the mufti and it will mark the point where 78 physicians, nurses and patients were murdered on their way to Mount Scopus in 1948″.
The “currently abandoned” Shepherd Hotel was legally purchased by Dr. Irving Moskowitz of the US back in 1985–years before Oslo reared its destructive head. His plans to build Jewish homes there met up with various bureaucratic and political obstacles, but now–25 years later–they have begun taking on physical shape and form. Moskowitz and his wife Cherna also purchased the land on which the Ma’aleh HaZeitim complex continues to be built, opposite the Mount of Olives. Although there are those claiming this is another Israeli “land grab” it is nothing of the sort. Let’s look at facts…
|Abandoned~The Shepherd Hotel|
A bit of reading tells us that the building did not start out as a hotel. It was built in the 1930s as a home for Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who was the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem–the same one who led the murderous riots against the Jews in British Mandate Palestine.
|Husseni with Hitler~21 November 1941|
Haj Amin Al-Husseini: Born in 1893 in Jerusalem (then under Ottoman rule), Husseini had his first taste of Jihad in 1914 when he swore allegiance to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide–where 1.5 million Christians were slaughtered. During World War II, Al-Husseini met with Hitler and mobilized Muslim support for the Nazis among Muslims. On his own, he established a unit that murdered hundreds of thousands of Jews in Yugoslavia.
The Muslim community had rejected Al-Husseini (he placed 4th in the vote) for the position of Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, because he had no credible Islamic education–he was neither a Sheikh (religiously accredited leader) nor an Alim (Islamic scholar). The British in their great wisdom appointed him anyway, making him the pre-eminent Arab power in Palestine at the time.
In 1922 Al-Husseini restored the of Dome of the Rock (he also had it gold-plated for the 1st time) and Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Is only from this point in time that Jerusalem began to take on importance as a Holy Muslim site to the Arab World. Muslims around the world pray while facing towards Mecca–which means that in Jerusalem, to this very day, their butts are turned towards their “Holy Golden Dome”.
In 1928 he became a central figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, which preaches Wahhabi Islam calling for violent means to rid the Muslim world of all non-Islamic elements. Their vision was for a Pan-Islamic Empire–where strict Islamic law rules over all. Nothing much has changed. By 1929 he was organizing more riots, spreading rumors–anything to turn the Muslims against the Jews. It is during this time that the murder of Jews in Hebron (this Jewish community was over 2,000 years old) took place. In 1931 he created the World Islamic Congress. By 1933 Arab-Nazi groups were springing up all over the middle-east. Egypt’s political slogan was a direct translation from German Nazis: “One Folk, One Party, One Leader”. Al-Husseini would become the main leader of the 1936 riots, using the Nazi methodology of “systematic extermination” to eliminate opponents, including Muslims. His weapon of choice was suicide squads.
By 1937 he was on Hitler’s payroll. He met with Benito Mussolini, the genocidal butcher of Ethiopians in Africa. Mussolini vowed to help with the Palestine cause against the Jews. Al-Husseini also declared a Fatwa-Jihad against Britain.
In 1941 Al-Husseini sent volunteers to the Iraqi Army for a Pro-Nazi Coup in Baghdad. He also met with Adolph Hitler and was actively involved in the decision to exterminate all Jews through the Final Solution. It is said that Hitler had been content to deport the Jews to Palestine, which would be a threat to Al-Husseini’s stronghold, so he pushed (successfully) for the extermination of all European Jews.The legacy of this pillar of evil who, by the way, was Yasser Arafat’s teacher and Uncle was carried right to his death in 1974–and remains alive and well to this very day. His famous words, Murder the Jews, Murder them all are still in use!
|Inscription: ben Hakohen Hagadol|
Shimon HaTzadik (Simon the Pious) lived during the beginning of the Second Temple period. Shimon HaTzadik served as the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) for a period of forty years. He was said to be an incredibly righteous man –a Tzadik, and during his lifetime is said to have accomplished extraordinary things.
|Inside Shimon HaTzadik’s Tomb|
Tradition holds, that when Alexander of Macedon (332 BCE), stood at the Gates of Jerusalem, Shimon HaTzadik donned the Bigdei Lavan (White Garments) that he wore on Yom Kippur when he entered the Holy of Holies, and went out to meet Alexander. When the Emperor saw Shimon HaTzaddik, he dismounted and prostrated himself on the ground before Shimon. His generals were very puzzled and asked him why he was bowing to the Jew, he replied that every night before a victory, he would see in a dream a figure that looked exactly like the Jewish High Priest, who would advise him on tactics to use the following day. And that advice had never failed him.
Shimon HaTzaddik took Alexander the Great on a tour of the Temple and Alexander requested that a marble image of himself be placed in the Temple. Shimon demurred, saying that it was forbidden for the Jews to have images, and certainly not in the Temple. He suggested that to memorialize the occasion of the Emperor’s visit to the Holy City of the Jews that all male babies born that year would receive the name “Alexander”. The Emperor liked the idea, and that is how the name Alexander became part of names given to Jewish male babies.
|Shimon HaTzadik’s Tomb 1900|
Shimon’s Tomb is traditionally located in a cave just meters from the cave tomb complexes that are unquestionably of Second Temple times. This location as Shimon’s tomb was attested in 1235. It is depicted on illustrated charts of Jewish holy sites published by the Israel Museum.
What is not popularly know is that those first refugees were Jews–yet this is well documented.
|Shimon HaTzadik’s Tomb Today|
So, the pictures showing the poor “Palestinians” sitting on piles of rubbish shedding tears over the “destruction” of their neighborhood is at best a good photo-op for the anti-Israel media.
It is not ethnic cleansing for Jews to legally purchase land to build homes. It is ethnic cleansing for the Arab world to demand a Judenrein state for the “Palestinians”. If the PA wanted peace they would have had it in 1948–the fact is they do not want peace, they want the Jews gone–nothing has changed.
Danile Lurie, Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim Association:
The Jews are now returning to our natural home; no one can claim that Jerusalem is not Jewish, and this particular spot is in the heart of Jerusalem. Some Arabs live here, but it is a Jewish area. Shimon HaTzadik is buried here, Jews live right below, the Police Headquarters are located nearby. The natural process of the Jews returning home is continuing, and with G-d’s help it will pick up even more steam.”
“…united Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish people and of the State of Israel. Our sovereignty over it cannot be challenged; this means that residents of Jerusalem may purchase apartments in all parts of the city…hundreds of apartments in Jewish neighborhoods and in the western part of the city have been purchased by–or rented to–Arab residents, and we did not interfere. This says that there is no ban on Arabs buying apartments in the western part of the city and there is no ban on Jews buying or building apartments in the eastern part of the city.”
“Thousands of Arab families buy homes in Jerusalem in the Neve Yaakov and French Hill neighborhoods…It would be very strange–and I am trying to be subtle–if the State of Israel decides to discriminate against Jews, especially in Jerusalem, and does not allow them to buy and to build throughout Jerusalem.”
* Reprinted from frumlife with permission
* Printed with permission from frumlife
Let’s be honest here, if Israel were to be taken over by the Islamists every Christian and Jewish site would eventually be a mosque. These are the facts. Don’t fall for propaganda.