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Sept. 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

Hamas: End the Blockade or There Will be Another War

By IsraelNationalNews.com

 

Hamas deputy leader Mousa Abu Marzouq said Thursday the group does not want another war with Israel, but warned more fighting is inevitable unless the blockade on Gaza is lifted.

 

In the interview, Abu Marzouq insisted that Hamas won the war, despite the apparent military setbacks. He said his group's popularity among Palestinian Arabs has increased and that it would likely defeat Abbas and his Fatah movement if elections were held today. He warned that failure to negotiate a new Gaza deal and a lifting of the blockade would "lead to another war."

 

"We don't want that, and the Israelis, I guess, don't like to see that (war) again," he told AP, adding that the people of Gaza lived in a difficult situation before the war as a result of the blockade. We can't put the Palestinians after the war in the same situation," said Abu Marzouq. "They (the Israelis) have to change their policy."

 

Hamas and Israel agreed to resume Egyptian-brokered negotiations within a month of a long-term ceasefire which began on August 26. The talks are to discuss key issues, including Hamas's unprecedented demand for a port and an airport and for terrorist releases, as well as Israel's demands for the area's demilitarization.

 

Abu Marzouq said on Wednesday that the indirect ceasefire negotiations will restart within the next week. He added that while the exact date had not yet been set, "it would definitely be before the 24th of the current month."

 

Israel’s demand for demilitarization has been flatly rejected, with Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri saying that "our people will not allow it. It is not required to disarm the Palestinian people, but rather to disarm the (Israeli) occupation and to ban the American administration from providing it with the weapons that are used to kill children and women."

 

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has rejected Hamas’s seaport and airport demand, saying that "there is no chance that Hamas will receive a seaport - it is not in Israel's interest, it is not an Egyptian interest, it's not even in the interest of the Palestinian Authority."

 

 

Former Jordanian MP: Jews Use Human Blood in Passover Matzos

By IsraelNationalNews.com

 

A former Jordanian member of parliament recently used the centuries old “matzah blood libel,” which claims that Jews use the blood of non-Jews to make matzah for Passover.

 

The former Jordanian MP, Sheik Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Zant, made the comments in an interview which aired on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV on September 7 and in which he accused Jews of “cannibalism.” The interview was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

 

“One could go on forever about the deceptiveness of the Jews. They are liars. They allow cannibalism, and the eating of human flesh. Check their Talmud and religious sources. On their religious holidays, if they cannot find a Muslim to slaughter, and use drops of his blood to knead the matzos they eat, they slaughter a Christian in order to take drops of his blood, and mix it into the matzos that they eat on that holiday,” claimed Abu Zant.

 

This is certainly not the first time that Muslims have used the “matzah blood libel”, as has been documented by MEMRI several times.

 

In July, top Hamas representative in Lebanon, Osama Hamdan claimed in a television interview that Israelis kill children and linked this to the blood libel, which originated in 1144 with the fabricated story of William of Norwich, England and is continuously used by Arabs. In another instance exposed by MEMRI, the editor of Hamas's paper Al-Risalah, Wisam Afifa, associated the death of Palestinian Arab teen Mohammed Abu-Khder with the blood libel.

 

Biden Apologizes for 'Shylock' Jibe at Bankers

By IsraelNationalNews.com

 

Using the term “shylocks” to describe unscrupulous bankers who prey on servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas was a bad idea, US Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday. Biden made the apology a day after Jewish groups blasted him for using the Shakespearean character to draw an analogy with bankers who set up soldiers with loans they knew the borrowers could not pay back, giving them an opportunity to take their homes.

 

In a speech to a lawyers' group Tuesday, Biden described his the experiences of his son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, when he served in Iraq. Biden's son told the Vice-President numerous stories of soldiers who had taken out payday loans with high fees and hidden costs, and ended up having their homes foreclosed to satisfy the debts.

 

"That's one of the things that he finds was most in need when he was over there in Iraq for a year," Biden said. "That people would come to him and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being ... I mean these Shylocks who took advantage of, um, these women and men while overseas."

 

Several groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, complained, with ADL head Abraham Foxman saying that “Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful.”

 

Shylock, a main character in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, is portrayed as a greedy usurer who lends money at high interest rates, with no compassion for those in financial trouble. In the play, Shylock, clearly portrayed as a Jew, mercilessly demands a “pound of flesh” from the merchant who defaults on a loan. Scholars believe that Shakespeare, who lived in 16th century England, may never have met a Jew, because Jews had been expelled over two centuries earlier, and were not readmitted until 50 years after his death.

 

Biden's office had no comment, but Foxman said the Vice-President apologized in a phone call. "Clearly, there was no ill intent here, but Joe and I agreed that perhaps he needs to bone up on his Shakespeare. There is no truer friend of the Jewish people than Joe Biden," Foxman said in a statement. "Not only has he been a stalwart against anti-Semitism and bigotry, but he has the courage and forthrightness to admit a mistake and use it as an opportunity to learn and to teach others about the harmful effects of stereotypes. He has turned a rhetorical gaffe into a teachable moment."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Jews don't believe that Jesus is the Messiah

YOU SAY YOU WANT CHANGE? 

By Frances Bernay-Cohen

I can't speak for you, but my grandparents came to the United States to find a refuge from "change." They came to The United States where their basic freedoms were guaranteed by the Constitution; where they could build a future on this solid ground.

Whether our forefathers and forI'm sure you will find some truth in this song.

   

 

 

 

 

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 Paradise Regained, Paradise Lost

By Don Canaan (Commentary)

This year marked the 29th anniversary of the return of the Sinai by Israel to Egypt--a day of mourning by many of the 2,000 settlers who settled and later were forcibly evacuated by Israeli authorities under the command of Ariel Sharon, from the seaside city of Yamit on the Mediterranean.

Yamit was former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's dream--a projected seaport and city of 250,000 founded on the Sinai sand dunes overlooking date palm trees and the blue Mediterranean--a populated buffer between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on the other side of the Suez Canal.

Some alternate historians say Moses and the children of Israel passed near the site of Yamit 3,500 years ago as they wandered for 40 years through the Sinai Desert on their way to the proverbial land of milk and honey.

Since April 25, 1982 only the whine of the desert wind weaves its currents through the crevices of destroyed homes, businesses and monument--a memorial to the young men who died during the 1967 Six Day war.

Christians, Jews and Muslims died during three Arab-Israeli wars and battles that took place in the Sinai in 1956, 1967 and 1973--Egyptian and Israeli--young people who fought and died in that desolate, forsaken desert wasteland.

The modern-day chariot carrying Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar al-Sadat hugged the intermittently green coastline of Sinai on its historic mission to Jerusalem. Israelis glancing upward into the clear night sky saw merely a jet banking gently to the northwest.

Official Israeli government policy was that the settlers had to be removed and the army came and forcibly removed the remaining diehard residents. The Jerusalem Post described the scene: Apocalypse had arrived in Yamit and in the dust and noise and destruction one could wander freely. Dozens of bulldozers and giant mobile air hammers were loose in the city like a pack of predatory beasts."

April 25, 20011 marked the 29th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from Yamit and Sinai and a cold peace between long-term enemies.

That gift of peace silently glided overhead as the Sabbath disappeared and the stars appeared. At 8:01 p.m. Sadat's jetliner landed at Ben-Gurion Airport and the first minutes of a then potential peace came to the Middle East.

Old enemies became new friends. The crowds roared its approval when Sadat shook hands with Moshe Dayan. A person standing nearby, according to the Jerusalem Post, said Sadat told Dayan, "Don't worry Moshe, it will be all right."

The peace treaty between the two nations was signed on March 26, 1979 and on April 25, 1982; the events that had started on a November day at Camp David came to fruition. Sinai was returned to Egypt. Yamit was bulldozed to the ground. But Anwar Sadat did not live to see that day. He had been assassinated seven months before.

 

 

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