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May 3, 2016
Ramallah Islamist Conference Calls for
The radical Islamist organization
Hizb ut-Tahrir, which has pursued an Islamic Caliphate since 1953, held a
massive conference in Ramallah on Saturday, calling upon the armies of
Thousands participated in the
event, which was billed as “Tent of Believers: the Caliphate Through the Path of
the Prophet, and the Tent of Hypocrites, Heretics, and Imperialists."
Black-and-white flags bearing the pledge of allegiance to Allah and Mohammed
were waved while participants chanted slogans calling for the “liberation” of
the Al-Aqsa Mosque in
Baher Salah, a senior Hizb ut-Tahrir official, spoke at the event, saying that the organization was revealing American conspiracies aimed at Islam in general and "Palestine" in particular, including a supposed plan to eliminate the “Palestine problem."
Other speakers at the conference
called on the armies of
After F-35 Makes Aliyah, It Will Get New Israeli Identity
The development of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter has been the subject of widespread criticism over performance issues, but the Israeli Air Force has already made extensive preparations to welcome the next-generation aircraft, which will be known as the Adir.
On June 22, the first Israel-bound
F-35 will be christened at the Lockheed Martin plant at
After the first two F-35 aircraft
Aside from the two that will
arrive in December, six Adirs are expected to arrive through 2017. The Nevatim
Airbase in the
Several Israeli companies have taken part in the development of the plane, and the parts they manufacture will go to other aircraft recipients as well. Elbit Systems is in charge of developing the pilot helmet for the entire F-35 fleet. It is considered to be the most advanced helmet of its kind. The Israel Aerospace Industries will manufacture more than 800 pairs of F-35 wings.
Last month, the Israel Defense magazine and the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies hosted a conference called "IAF Challenges and the Arrival of the F-35 Fighter." IAF Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Tal Kelman told conference participants: "The F-35 Adir is not merely an aircraft, but represents a new operational concept, and strengthens the qualitative advantage of the IAF compared to other air forces in the area. With the Adir, the air force is stronger than ever.
"In the past, the IAF absorbed platforms and adapted them to the air force. Today, we must adjust ourselves to the new platform, the Adir. Therefore, changes have been made in the air force staff, in the equipment group [the air force body that manages weapon systems] and, of course, in the Adir squadron at the Nevatim air force base, which is built differently than other squadrons."
The F-35 is the most expensive
weapon system in
There were other glitches as well, but the Israeli Air Force is not overly concerned. Kelman said the "various problems are a result of the aircraft still being developed, but they are being addressed." At the conference last month, former Israeli Air Force chief Maj. Gen. (res.) Eitan Ben Eliyahu said, "If one day we will have to operate thousands of kilometers from home, this will be our only means to do so."
Thwarts Plot to Bomb
By DEBKAfile & Israel Hayom
A man who was planning to carry
out a terrorist attack against a synagogue in
The FBI stressed that the congregants were not in any danger at any point during the sting operation or the arrest because the suspect was apprehended before having a chance to harm anyone. Congregants and neighborhood residents, however, were still agitated by the news of the potential attack.
Resident Kim Tepper was quoted as saying, "It's a very scary world, and you know what? I don't think that anybody is safe anywhere. We always thought, living in this area, that we could be targeted."
Vatican-Backed Sports Group Honors Terrorist Mass-Murderer
By IsraelNationalNews.com & Reuters
An organization funded by the
Named for the notorious PLO
terrorist mastermind, Abu Jihad, the tournament brought together 14 football
squads at the Burj Luq Luq Society. A news brief in Sunday’s edition of the Al-Hayat
Al-Jadida newspaper reported that the tournament was funded by the
Abu Jihad, who was eliminated in
an IDF operation in 1988, was responsible for the deaths of at least 125
Israelis during his decades-long affiliation with the PLO. Born Khalil Al-Wazir,
Abu Jihad planned the horrific
By IsraelNationalNews.com & JTA
On an army base in northern
This isn’t the most recent flare-up in the Israeli terror wave. It’s a scene from the recent horror film “Freak Out,” starring Itay Zvolon — who is famous in Israel for a self-produced comic viral video — as an inexperienced soldier fighting a gory caricature of Israelis' worst nightmare: faceless terrorists out for blood.
The horror-comedy is the latest in
a string of such movies from
“These are fears from Israeli culture and Israeli society,” said Boaz Armoni, director of “Freak Out,” which was released in October. “Being scared of Arabs, for example. It’s not a movie about a strong, heroic army. It’s about a small, cowardly soldier in a dangerous place.”
During its first six decades,
“Our first movie was a heavy art-house film, got all the best reviews, the biggest festivals, all the olive branches -- but no one came to see this movie,” said Doron Paz, who with his brother Yoav co-directed 2010's "Phobidilia," about a recluse soon to be forced out of his apartment.
The Paz brothers then directed the
2015 zombie movie “JeruZalem." (View trailer at https://youtu.be/QTIwfN-4hZ4.)
film follows three American tourists out to see
The first in this wave of Israeli horror movies, 2010’s “Rabies,” saw four friends lost in a forest on a hike encountering unsavory characters, including a psychopathic killer and corrupt policeman. The movie received an 88 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregating website. It succeeded, said producer Chilik Michaeli, because in typical Israeli fashion, directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado didn’t feel bound by horror’s accepted rules.
“They took the genre and took it apart,” Michaeli said. “In horror films, common knowledge is that the coward dies first. In ‘Rabies,’ the coward is left alive. They’re playing with the rules. They’re building something new.”
The films also don’t shy away from
uniquely Israeli topics. In 2013’s “Big Bad Wolves,” also from Keshales and
Papushado, dueling Israeli security veterans set out to find the head of a
murdered girl. “Cannon Fodder,” from the same year, features Israeli soldiers
fighting zombies in
“You’ve seen [movies about]
resurrection of the dead in every city, but the most logical city for it to
begin in is
Current events have also given Israelis a taste for horror, Armoni said. Surrounded by blood and gore in the news and in their lives, he said, Israelis can find an escape in movies that caricature violence. “There’s something very violent in the day to day, in the street,” he said. “[But] violence in entertainment is liberating. It’s not real. It can free up tensions.”
Another reason for the rising
popularity of horror films in
But Israeli horror directors will
be heading to
“Everyone talks about Israeli talent and Israeli stories,” Michaeli said. “Why should it stop with drama? Why can’t it go to other genres? It’s not embarrassing anymore to say you want to do a horror movie. It’s kosher.”
Anti-Nazi 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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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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