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Dec. 2, 2016
Iranian Terrorist Attack Against Israeli Embassy in
By DEBKAfile & YnetNews.com
Iranian citizens and a Kenyan who filmed
The prosecutor in the case said that memory cards found in the suspects' possession contained many videos of the Israeli embassy and of a maximum security prison where several days earlier the suspects visited two other Iranian citizens serving long sentences for possession of explosives and for planning terrorist attacks in Mombasa and Nairobi. The diplomatic status of the two Iranians was unclear. The Iranian embassy did not respond to requests for comment.
clients pleaded not guilty and have been detained by the ATPU (
2013 a Kenyan court convicted two Iranian nationals of being Quds agents
plotting attacks against Western targets in
Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi were arrested in June 2012 and led
officials to a 15-kilogram stash of the explosive RDX. At least 85 kilograms of
the explosives that authorities say was shipped into
November 2015, two Kenyans admitted assisting Iranian state intelligence to plot
attacks on western targets in
Obama Leans Against Last-minute Action on
VOA News & JTA
Barack Obama has nearly ruled out any major last-ditch effort to put pressure on
Frustrated by the lack of progress, Obama had been considering giving a major speech or supporting a United Nations resolution laying out parameters for a future peace deal. But officials say discussions have fallen off since Donald Trump's surprise victory.
Republican Party and many Trump supporters are vehemently opposed to U.N.
also signed a waiver to prevent moving the American embassy in
passed a law in 1995 mandating the move of the embassy to
Women of the Wall Say They are Subjected to Illegal Body Searches
Members of the Women of the Wall movement complained Thursday of harassment of conservative and reform women by the Western Wall authorities. The group accused Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch of stopping at nothing to prevent women from reading from the Torah at the holy site.
It said the Western Wall Heritage Foundation set up a checkpoint at the southern entrance to the site on Thursday morning, while over 120 women were arriving for a prayer service marking the start of a new Jewish month.
Rachel Cohen Yeshurun, an administrator of the group, was barred from entering the compound by security guards, who suspected she was carrying a Torah scroll. A male member of the group was also barred from entering for trying to bring a Torah for prayer purposes.
Leslie Sachs, executive director of Women of the Wall, said, "We live in a world where humiliating and illegal body searches are conducted on Jewish women to stop them from reading from the Torah, just because the government of Israel gives radicals the go-ahead to exclude, discriminate and silence women at the Western Wall. Neither body searches today nor imprisonment tomorrow will discourage us from a moderate Judaism free of religious coercion in the State of Israel. The order to conduct body searches is another step toward theocracy. This amounts to spitting in the faces of Jewish women and a serious blow to the principles of gender equality and freedom of conscience of every Israeli."
Attorney Orly Erez Lehovsky, the group's legal adviser, said that by law "security guards only have authority to conduct bodily searches in the interests of public security or on suspicion of hostile terrorist activity."
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation issued a statement saying, "After consulting with security forces and in full coordination with the police, a number of measures were taken this morning to prevent disturbances, incidences of disorderly conduct and, God forbid, violence at the Western Wall. We praise the success of these measures that prevented violence at the Western Wall and limit the attempts of unnecessary provocation repeated each month. The prime minister should be given the time to find a proper solution that will maintain the sanctity of the Western Wall and prevent violence in the Western Wall Plaza."
Austrian Film Registry Races to Preserve Early Anti-Nazi Film
The black-and-white movie broke ground as the world's first cinematographic work to foreshadow the horrors of the Third Reich, according to the Film Archive Austria (FAA). It would also cost Bettauer his life: the liberal author and journalist was killed by a Nazi a few months after the movie's premiere. "'The City Without Jews' is much more than a film: it is an anti-Nazi manifesto," said Nikolaus Wostry of the FAA.
Vienna-based archive only possessed a fragmented version of the original until a
French art collector stumbled across a near-complete reel at a flea market in
version is the missing link. We have many wonderful new takes giving an insight
into the Jewish community in
institute has launched a crowd-funding appeal until December 10 to raise money
for the restoration of the highly flammable nitrate film. "We have to save it
and make it available to the public, not just for its historic value but also
for its current message against the walls we are building and the exclusion of
people," said Wostry. The archive has already raised three-quarters of the
required 75,000 Euros ($79,500). "It would be fitting to show this film in
time of the movie's release, a dangerous wind of change was already blowing
across the Austrian city. Home to great minds like Sigmund Freud, Stefan Zweig
and Gustav Mahler,
In 1907, Adolf Hitler, aged 18, moved to the capital. His six years spent here would prove a highly formative time and steer his political views. Hitler greatly admired Lueger and later referred to him in "Mein Kampf."
a Jew converted to Protestantism, astutely captured these changes in his novel
published in 1922. "He perfectly describes the climate of anti-Semitic terror
release of the film two years later sparked huge protests and would eventually
force several of its Jewish actors to emigrate. Less successful than the book,
the movie vanished after a screening in
Austrian experts say the emergence of the new version shows that the Dutch copy from 1991 had been edited for foreign audiences. "This seems to have been a 'light version' of the original, destined for export and cleared of the shock factor," Wostry said.
Egyptian Actor Announces He is Jewish - on Egyptian TV
actor talked about his Jewishness in an interview in the
Karim Kassem, who has appeared in prominent roles in Egyptian movies and TV series, told an Egyptian talk show host last week that his mother was Jewish. Kassem, 30, revealed that he discovered his Jewish roots as a boy while complaining about Jews. After he said that Jews have big noses and are stingy, his sister stopped him in his tracks, according to The Times of Israel. “Karim! You don’t know? Your mom is Jewish!” Kassem told host Mona Elshazly, The Times of Israel reported.
According to Arab media reports, Kassem had a multifaceted religious identity. He celebrated Jewish, Muslim and Christian holidays as a child. His dad’s father was Muslim, his dad’s mother was Christian and his mother was Jewish. One report, paraphrasing the original interview in Arabic, said Kassem’s mother was the one who taught him about the Quran.
his Jewish pride, Kassem was careful to insist that his Jewish ancestors were
not Zionists. His Jewish grandfather chose not to immigrate to
only a handful of Jewish people remain in
The Holocaust and Hitler's Third Reich in
The Holocaust and Hitler's Third Reich in Hollywood Cartoons
Donald Duck: Der Fuehrer's Face https://youtu.be/bn20oXFrxxg
Cubby Bear: https://youtu.be/8Tu1fkiPW1M
The Ducktators: https://youtu.be/KsBG34TSJJ4
Daffy Duck, The Commando https://youtu.be/xFdG8lZ4PJw
Bugs Bunny, Herr Meets Hare: https://youtu.be/2CHGG4grTZA
Donald Duck: Commando Duck: https://youtu.be/IWAf3dQxAfQ
3 Little Pigs: Blitz Wolf: https://youtu.be/6f8STwtqdeg
Popeye: Spinach fer Britain https://youtu.be/c7WYKJaCrg8
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The Weekly Portion of Tanach
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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Air France flew from the U.S. to Israel during the early 1950s. They flew Lockheed Constellations and the flying time was 20 hours.
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Paradise Regained, Paradise Lost
By Don Canaan (Commentary)
This year marked the 34th 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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