IDF Eliminates Murderers of the Three Israeli Boys before Jewish New Year


Eyal Yifrach (L), Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel

Eyal Yifrach (L), Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel

 

Israel’s Shabak (Israel Security Agency – ISA) killed the two Muslim Hamas operatives that butchered three teen-Israelis (of which one held dual U.S./Israel citizenship) in June 2014.

 

In reading the report on how this took place I was surprised to learn these two murderers – in the name of Allah and an illegitimate Palestine – was given the choice to surrender under arrest. Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha chose to fight rather than surrender to an arrest. If I was in charge I would have sent a team to break into their hideout and execute the heinous criminals a la Usama bin Laden style.

 

Apparently the two murderers chose the self-delusion that dying for Allah will send them to the eternal immortality of the pleasures of Allah’s unholy brothel. My oh my will they get a surprise to come to the spiritual reality of burning in hell for not only the murder of innocents but killing some Chosen People for simply being Jewish.

 

JRH 9/24/14

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IDF Eliminates Murderers of the Three Israeli Boys before Jewish New Year

 

By Aryeh Savir – Staff Writer

September 23, 2014

United with Israel

 

Hamas terrorists who abducted and murdered three Israeli boys in June were killed by a special police unit on Tuesday. Finally there is closure, but the sorrow remains.

 

A three-month-long manhunt for Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, the Hamas abductors and murderers of three Israeli high-school boys – Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frankel, and Eyal Yifrach – came to an end early Tuesday morning when a special police unit, acting on intelligence gathered by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency/ISA), identified the terror cell and killed them.

 

Police forces surrounded a house in Hebron and attempted to arrest the two murderers, but they resisted and opened fire on the security forces. A gun battle ensued, during which the terrorists were killed. No injuries were reported on the Israeli side.

 

The IDF also arrested Basher Kawasme, Muhammad Kawasme and Ta’ar Kawasme in connection with the kidnapping. They are the sons of Arafat Kawasme, who was arrested on July 14 on charges of aiding the abductors to flee after the attack.

 

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz commended Major-General Nitzan Alon, head of the IDF’s Central Command, for the successful operation.

 

“The lethal abduction and murder attack prompted Operation Brother’s Keeper, during which security forces located the bodies of the victims and succeeded in striking and severely impairing the Hamas terrorist organization in the region,” Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF spokesman, stated. “We were determined in bringing the ruthless murderers of Gilad, Eyal and Naftali to justice. The efforts have been continuous and extensive. Today’s successful mission brings the long-term search to an end, and the perpetrators of the crime no longer pose a threat to Israeli civilians.”

 

Family Business of Terror

 

The two terrorists were members of the Kawasme clan, a well-known Hamas family in the Hebron area that has been involved in terror attacks against Israelis for decades.

 

Marwan Kawasme, 29, had been arrested a number of times on charges of involvement in Hamas terror activity. He was last arrested in 2010.

 

Amar Abu Aysha, 32, was also arrested a few times on terror charges.

 

Kawasme and Abu Aysha kidnapped the three boys on June 12, while they were hitchhiking home from school in Gush Etzion. Shortly after picking the teens up, the terrorists shot and buried them in a shallow grave.

 

The IDF launched Operation Bring Back Our Boys to find them. The operation ended 18 days later when the grave was uncovered.

 

The IDF and Shabak, while continuing the search for the terrorists, managed to arrest Hussam Kawasme, the mastermind and funder of the attack, on July 11.

 

“This won’t bring back the boys,” Racheli Frankel, Naftali’s mother, told IDF Radio upon hearing the news Tuesday morning. “I am glad no one else was hurt. I was worried the terrorists would take more people with them on their way out from this world. I am happy that did not happen. I am not sad [that] I will not meet their smiling faces in court or in situations were (sic) they might have been released during a prisoner release deal.”

 

“I don’t feel anything different” Frankel said. “It’s a bit of relief that we won’t have to encounter this evil. The alternative of witnessing them celebrating in the streets would have been painful, and I am now spared of that.”

 

She added that when she told her other children that the murderers were found and killed, their response was “Yes!”

 

Sorrow Remains but Justice Achieved

 

Ezra Shaar, Gilad’s grandfather, told IDF Radio that he knew this would ultimately happen. “I always had confidence that the IDF would get to them, these lowly terrorists. They must know that we will chase them till the end, no matter where they hide or where they run to. We have settled the account with them.”

 

However, “this does not diminish our mourning and sorrow for the death of the boys. I would like to thank the IDF and the Israeli nation, who were at our side during this period.”

 

“I would like to commend the outstanding intelligence work of the ISA,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared. “I would like to commend the ISA, the Israel Police Anti-Terror Unit and the IDF. On behalf of the people of Israel I salute you for your precise and important operation. We will continue strike at terrorism everywhere. A few days after the attack I said near Hebron, the city of the patriarchs, that we would pursue the enemy, find them and not return until they had been dealt with. This morning the long arm of Israeli justice did just this.”

 

The Israeli leader spoke with the parents of the three youths following the operation. “With the advent of the New Year, nothing can assuage their pain and nothing can bring back their wonderful, dear boys,” he said. “But I told them that justice has been done and that we had carried out the mission that we promised to them and all of Israel.”

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Wondering about Hamas Connection – Ari Bussel Thoughts Following


Negotiation with Hamas like Negotiation with Rabid Dog

John R. Houk

© July 20, 2014

 

While I was researching my last post – “Stand with Israel against Islamic Terrorists – Hamas” – I ran into a bothersome Google Search Engine situation. I was piecing together a very brief (and definitely not comprehensive) line of events that led Hamas to fire missiles at civilian targets in Israeli cities and the no-choice resulting Israel response of Operation Protective Edge led by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Now this is what I found bothersome: somewhere in this long overdue Gaza invasion to get rid of (or at least cripple) Hamas, Israel does not share the smoking gun data connecting the Islamic terrorists that murdered in cold blood Eyal Yifrah – 19, Gilad Shaar – 16, and Naftali Fraenkel – a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship. One has to be a numbskull to believe that the murderers – Arabs that call themselves Palestinians acting as terrorists – had not executed these teen kids.

 

The problem I am having is this: Did these Islamic Jew-haters work for Hamas, one of the terrorist organization under the PLO umbrella (now Western legitimized as the Palestinian Authority – PA) or did the Jew-haters concoct the murders on their own to gain Palestinian prestige among their family and friends which are constantly brainwashed to hate Jews? So far in my Google Search Engine research I failed to find the absolute linkage to Hamas.

 

I have no doubt that Google is one of the moron organizations that treat Israel as occupiers of Arab land rather than defenders of the ancient Jewish Homeland bequeathed by God Almighty as the Promised Land. So I would not be surprised if Google techs have programed their search engine for such queries to make Hamas a victim and Israel a perpetrator.

 

Indeed, as of yesterday the top results of searches pointed to Palestinian apologists, Leftists and incredulously Left thinking Jews that have defined a conspiracy that Prime Minister Netanyahu or the IDF or both concocted a scheme to kidnap three Jews and hold them for a while as an excuse sweep the Hamas organization out of Judea-Samaria (labeled as occupied West Bank by Arabs and the West) and then invade Gaza as an excuse to eradicate Hamas from further executions of terrorist activities against Israel.

 

I was not surprised a lying fabrication from Palestinian apologists and Leftists because that is what these guys do to persuade sympathy from gullible readers of media reporting. I was incredulous though to see Jewish pundits reputed as either definitely Left Wing and Center-Left that usually are supportive of Israel’s right to exist, BUT are under the delusion that providing undeserved land to Arabs that call themselves Palestinians will bring peace between the Arab world and Israel.

 

At this point I grew weary of finding the wording that the Google Search engine would deliver in pointing out if the Israeli government had publicly delivered the smoking gun evidence that the Islamic terrorists that murdered the three Jewish teens was specifically Hamas. So I emailed pro-Israel journalist (and a person I consider an online friend) Ari Bussel if he could point me to any specifics.

 

Ari gave a detailed account of the information he knew. Surprisingly the Israeli government has not made the details public, but Ari reports that Prime Minister Netanyahu made the information available to the relevant Heads of government which I presume includes the USA.

 

Ari’s email is good enough to post for readers to have something to think about. So this is what I am going to do. I am going to post the email exchange between Ari and I. Ari Bussel emailed a CC of my question and his own response to various others. One of those replies was CC’ed to me and I am also including that. In full disclosure I am editing the exchange to refrain from exposing the email addresses involved. And at this point includes Ari’s email even though he often includes his email address in many of his submissions to my blog.

 

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Email Exchange: John Houk & Ari Bussel

All Emails 7/18/14 (last email 7/19/14)

 

From John Houk to Ari Bussel

Subject: I have a question

 

Dear Mr. Bussel,

 

I am writing because I am having difficulty in pinning down a reliable answer pertaining to the murders of the three teen Israeli boys. Prime Minister Netanyahu says Hamas is responsible for the murders. This accusation is absolutely believable due to the nature of the Hamas Charter to destroy Israel and kill Jews. Unsurprisingly I have come upon numerous Palestinian apologists that claim Netanyahu and the IDF conspired to kill the three teenagers for an excuse to clear Judea-Samaria of Hamas operatives and to attack Gaza. What I am surprised about is that I am reading left leaning Jewish publications and left leaning Jews agree with the Hamas accusation.

 

So my question is: Has the Prime Minister made good on publicizing the definitive proof that Hamas was responsible for the heinous murders of three Israeli teens? Google isn’t cooperating for me in balanced searches.

 

Thanks in advance if you are able to respond.

 

John R. Houk

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From Ari Bussel to John Houk

Subject: RE I have a question

 

Dear John,

 

Allow to start with the following:  I have not seen the evidence, and I sent a request, asking if it is possible to receive detailed information (some may be classified still, given that the two kidnappers are still in hiding and have not been caught and brought to justice yet).

 

I would also like to add that the details are no longer relevant.  Why?  Because once a lie is told, and then repeated often enough, the seeds of doubt have been planted, and even a later correction, and factual evidence will not repair the damage caused.

 

A classic case in point may be the Goldstone Report.  Anyone remembers the correction by the Judge himself?  We all remember that the Report “proved” Israel is guilty.  (Guilty of what makes no difference whatsoever, nor do refutations, line by line, fact by fact, of what was contained therein.)

 

Richard Goldstone, of course, is a Jew.

 

A person with whom I swim every day at a local Jewish Community Center (that is open to all, not only “Jews” or “Whites”) has confronted me at the very start of the abduction of the three youths, Eyal, Naftali and Gil-Ad, HY”D (may the Lord avenge their deaths), suggesting at first they were in hiding then that the Israeli Security Service (Shin-Bet) is responsible for the abduction of the three from the bus stop that Thursday afternoon.

 

He further stated they were being held at the cellars of the Shin-Bet somewhere, still alive, but did not rule out we will kill them to put the blame unto others (i.e. the “Palestinians”).

 

All this while telling me, as I was leaving in disgust, he is saying Psalms for the three boys (a common manner of praying for Jewish people). 

 

I turned around, shocked, and asked:  Why do you bother? 

 

Incidentally, the story changed as the days went by.  The boys were in hiding.  They were taken by Israel.  Etc.  All these horrible things, and yet the (meaningless) “prayer” continued.  My friend does not understand that having such ideas cannot be reconciled with being a Jewish person, one who believes in God the Almighty.

 

My fellow-swimmer is a professor, specializes in demography, writes regularly and is otherwise both a respected and known member of the Jewish community in Los Angeles.  His opinion, as “off the wall” as it may sound to some, reflects the prevailing thought of many of the Old Guard of the local American Jewry.  He is not an extremist by any measure.  He is intelligent and interesting.  And he is a reflection of our worst enemies from within.

 

In many ways, their thinking is not much different than that of Turkey’s Prime Minister.

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu presented evidence of the Hamas connection of the two kidnappers (still at large) to different heads of state around the world.

 

For many years, Hamas has been promoting the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers and Israeli citizens.  It is a protocol that has worked very well for both Hamas and Hizbollah.  It was in the summer of 2006 that Hizbollah went over the border to Israel proper, attacked an IDF patrol and kidnapped Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, HY”D.

 

[Blog Editor: I plead a learning moment. I had no idea of the meaning for ‘HY”D’. Here is the explanation for the non-Jews who love Israel:

 

May Hashem avenge his/her blood

 

This honorific “May Hashem avenge his/her blood” is used for a non-rabbinic general individual who perished as a result of anti-semitism, for example pogroms or the Holocaust. The Hebrew version is “Hashem yinkom damo” (m.) / “Hashem yinkom dama” (f.) and in the Hebrew: (f.) “ינקום דמה” \ (m.) “השם ינקום דמו.” The English abbreviation is “HY”D” and in Hebrew “הי״ד.”

 

Hashem

 

(Judaism) a periphrastic way of referring to God in contexts other than prayer, scriptural reading etc. because the name itself is considered too holy for such use]

 

That prompted what would later be called “The Second War in Lebanon.”  Israel received their body parts back in exchange to more than 200 terrorists.

 

Not two weeks later, Hamas, promoting the very same tactic publicly and following exactly the same manner as Hizbollah, went into Israel (via a tunnel), attacked an army base and kidnapped an Israeli soldier. 

 

That soldier was kept in a high rise building in Gaza for five years and was exchanged for more than a thousand terrorists, many who were convicted in a court of law for multiple life sentences.

 

There were other failed attempts to kidnap Israelis.  Until last month, when three Israeli boys, standing at a bus stop on their way home for the weekend, disappeared.  It took Israel several long hours until the process known as Hannibal Directive/Procedure [Wikipedia] was launched.  By that time, it was too late. 

 

Was that a red line?  Kids being kidnapped? 

 

Some excused it by saying they are “religious fanatics.”  Other said they are “Settlers” and should not even have been there (“there” is Judea and Samaria).  Easier to blame ourselves apparently for the sickness of our enemies.

 

The following day, the identity of the two kidnappers was made public by Israel and the necessary evidence was presented by PM Netanyahu to his counterparts among world leaders.

 

For eighteen days Israel, the Jewish People and people who believe in the Bible were praying to the Almighty for the safe return of the three boys.  The IDF and Israeli security services were on a search and rescue mission, leaving no stone and bush unturned.  

 

On the eighteenth day, the bodies of 16 year olds Gil-Ad and Naftali and 19 year old Eyal were discovered. 

 

Their only sin:  Being Jewish in the Jewish Homeland. 

 

(Well, that is a double sin.)

 

Celebrations erupted throughout the “Palestinian” cities and towns.

 

After all, the mother of one of the three kidnappers had stated before she raised her kids on the Quran and the Prophet, then she added, that if it turned out her son did kidnap (and/or murder) the Jews, he will be blessed and she could not be happier.  (Incidentally, she will receive money for the rest of her life as a result of the atrocity committed by her son.)

 

Theirs is a culture of death.  They glorify murder.  Thus, it is not surprising they name kindergartens, school yards, soccer fields, city squares and public institutions after such murderers.

 

The discovery was followed by a very somber day of mourning in Israel, and the three were brought to their final resting place. 

 

Israel stood in shock.

 

Sane and reasonable people everywhere were silenced at the horror of what took place.

 

Israelis stood in unity, for we are all commanded DO NOT MURDER.

 

It was at the same time that three Israelis did exactly that, violating the very commandment of the ten that guide our lives.

 

The difference could not be clearer.  They were apprehended and immediately brought to justice.  They likely will not be allowed back among civilized society for the rest of their lives (for Israel does not have a death penalty).

 

We abhor and will do everything against anyone who finds murder a reasonable and necessary course of action.  Revenge is not an excuse to capture a 16 year old and set him on fire while he is still alive.

 

And that is exactly the difference between Israel and her enemies.

 

I now return to the question you posed, albeit from a slightly larger context. 

 

Tell a lie often enough, and one starts believing in it.

 

Our greatest enemy is confusion, and see how easy it is to plant the seeds of doubt:

 

Maybe the Israelis kidnapped the three boys?

 

The Israelis will stop at nothing, as long as it serves their purpose.

 

The greater good – the ability to subjugate the local population to invasion, torture, persecution, etc. – is justified.  Sacrificing three boys is a very small price to pay.

 

Israeli Settlers are extremist ideologists.  They will follow the dictum of the Torah to sacrifice their own sons!

 

All that Israel wanted is an excuse to invade Gaza.

 

Israel is no different from the Nazis!

 

I must admit, it is very difficult to fight when surrounded with absolute darkness.

 

Nothing makes sense. 

 

Israel does not need ruses or excuses.  All that Israel tries to do is live peacefully in the only Jewish country in the world, its Biblical and eternal homeland.  We are not raised to hate Arabs because they are Muslim.  We want to live in peace with our neighbors.  In fact, our Torah directs us time and time again to remember we were a foreign people in Egypt, thus, we must treat the foreigner, widowed and orphaned among us with extreme care.

 

Israel does not kidnap and torture its own citizens, be they Jewish, Muslim or otherwise.  For that there are numerous human rights organizations and an Israeli Supreme Court that see that even “torture” designed to obtain information to thwart activities such as terrorist attacks is done within a certain framework.

 

In Israel, incidentally, there can be no secrets.  Now more than ever before, everything is public knowledge.  I have long advocated that even field security within the IDF needs to be strengthened, since everything is available on-line or on the radio or tv.

 

A secret such as this (“Israel kidnaps, tortures and murders its own youths in order to fight Hamas”) is too big to hide.  Surely someone, on some moral, ethical or other grounds go public with it.

 

Israel does not need excuses to conquer Gaza and eliminate Hamas.  Hamas has vouched to destroy Israel, and has been actively pursuing this goal.  Israel must fight Hamas with all her might, although for too long she did not do so.

 

We can go on and analyze each and every statement above (italicized), and others like it, and soon we will get to the conclusion that they are all a mirror reflection of the enemy.

 

It is the enemy who regularly sends its women and children and young men to act as human bombs.

 

It is the enemy who uses civilians as human shields.

 

It is Hamas that sits in bunkers underneath hospitals, kindergartens, schools and mosques.  (Fatah terrorists are those who, likewise, ran into the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, defiled and desecrated the place knowing Israel will not dare touch a holy place.)

 

It is Hamas that fires hundreds of rockets a day directly at civilian populations, in order to kill, maim and instill fear and terror in the hearts and minds of as many Israelis as possible.

 

Israel’s enemies, including Hamas and Fatah and the other tribes that constitute modern day “Palestinians,” regularly advocate the abduction and killing of Israelis.

 

In short, all these statements are an exact description of what is commonplace within our enemies.

 

So the question to be asked is not the minutia, rather the truth.

 

How does one separate truth from fiction, reality from a thousand and one Arabian fantasies?

 

My colleague and partner, award-winning investigative journalist and author Norma Zager and I have recently embarked on a series called “How not to be Conned.”  It is part of our “Conversations Eye to Eye” on Christian radio on the Crawford Broadcasting network of 23 stations across the USA.

 

I will send you a powerpoint of the presentation we recently gave at a local church on the same topic. 

 

I am also including a segment on Christian TV with a friend of mine from Israel, Prof. Abraham Sion of Ariel University (in those “Occupied-Occupied Territories,” otherwise known as Judea and Samaria; double-Occupied since all of Israel is “Occupied”).

 

Fighting Israel with Hitler’s Weapons:

http://www.heaventv7.com/vod/player/?program=35211

Also, I am forwarding an e-mail from a blogger in Israel.  (Appended here below.)  It also discusses exactly the same matter.

 

You see, you raised a most important question.  Not the actual proof (that exists, but it will make little difference in terms of the lies being floated around), rather how to separate truth from fiction, how to know if something is true or not.

 

Whether by Israeli enemies or self-haters, our job turns to be most challenging.  We are thinking individuals, and we are easily confused.  Likely because we hear the lies time and again.  Many times the lies come from “reliable” sources (“I am a Jew” or “I am Israeli” or “I served in the IDF” or “I am a son of Holocaust survivors” or from organizations with like names “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace,” “Jews for Peace,” …).

 

We are not sure any more what is truth and what is a lie.  What is good and what is bad.

 

Thus, Norma and I always start and end as follows:

 

What you need is a benchmark.  It can be God.  It can be the Bible.  It can be your children.  Or your spouse.  It has to be something that for you is the absolute truth.

 

When something then does not make sense, for instance, when you are told it is dark now, yet you look and the sun is at a zenith and your watch shows 1PM, pinch yourself.

 

Check what you are told (“it is dark outside” or “Israel kidnapped and murdered the three kids”) against that is most dear to your heart.  God.  The Bible.  Your children.  Your spouse.

 

And then you will know the answer.  Deep in your heart.  In your mind.  In all your senses.

 

The fight is difficult, the confusion easily gaining the upper hand.  Thus we must stand ready, knowing our path is right, believing with all our might and putting all our trust as we are like blind persons or a busy highway, a tiny light engulfed in dense darkness.

 

There is no doubt we will prevail, but the fight is not easy.

 

It was on July 3rd at the presentation we gave at a local church that I realized that the “Benchmark” or “One’s Absolute Truth” slide was very simple:  At a Church, The Truth is Jesus, a Jewish Rabbi.

 

So compare the doubts and the statements by Jewish-self-haters and other enemies of the People of the Bible (i.e. us, the Saturday and the Sunday People) to what Jesus has said, and you will have the answer and the proof.

 

You asked a seemingly “simple question” and clearly did not expect such an answer.

 

Yet, you managed, as you often do with your preface for every posting of ours, to raise awareness, to focus the attention to bring about truths that need to see the light of day, be read and discussed.

 

For that – as always – I thank you.

 

I took the liberty to add a few people to this e-mail, among them:  my colleague, Norma Zager, Pastor Lorraine Coconato in whose Church we gave the most recent talk, Leehy Shaer, the aunt of Gil-Ad HY”D (one of the three kidnapped and murdered youths) who lives in LA, Prof. Abraham Sion of those Occupied-Occupied areas of Zion Jerusalem, Dr. Daryl Temkin, who taught me how easy it is to float a lie and how difficult it is to combat the aftermath, and my friend Danny Seaman from Jerusalem, who for ten years headed the Government Press Office in Israel.  There is no better person that him among us – the soldiers on the front line, the guards on Israel’s walls.

 

“For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest.”  (Isaiah 62:1)

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John Houk to Ari Bussel

Subject: RE I have a question

 

Actually Mr. Bussel I did expect such a passionate email response. It is one reason I emailed you. I knew you would give me an honest answer that is also pro-Israel. I need to take some time to digest the entire email including attachments. With that in mind may I have your permission to post your email response? And I also welcome the input of anyone else you sent an email to.

 

Thanks for your time and love of Israel,

 

John

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Ari Bussel to John Houk

Subject: RE I have a question

 

Dear John,

 

With thanks.  Please feel free to extract segments and/or use as you see fit.  There is plenty of information therein.

 

I do expect an answer, as the Consul General of Israel for the Western Region (USA) was blind copied on this e-mail and promised a reply.

 

This said, I am trying to put as little pressure on him as possible, given the current situation and his on-going responsibilities as the highest ranking Israeli representative for the West Coast.

 

Sunday morning we will be at a Church where he will be speaking. 

 

Always,

 

Ari Bussel

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Abraham Sion to Ari Bussel

CC: John Houk …….

Subject: RE I have a question

 

Dear Ari,

 

Thank you for copying me on your informative article to John, and I would like to add the following:

 

The Palestinian Arabs have adopted and mastered Nazi propaganda. Goebbels could have learned some tricks from them. They use the same narrative, same cartoons and same repetition of lies and falsehoods, blaming the Jews for almost all world evils. Just to give one example: When Germany decided to invade Poland on the eve of WW2, it came up with a false story that Polish guards at the border between Poland and Germany killed German soldiers. The fact was that German troops killed some fellow German soldiers and blamed the killing on the Poles as a pretext to invade Poland. See how similar Arab propaganda is.

 

Also, in no Arab country one can find a constitution safeguarding civil rights. In no Arab country, including areas governed by the Palestinian Authority, no Jew can live or have any rights. Yet the Palestinian Arabs blame Israel falsely for all the evils that exist in their own countries and territories. They work around the clock to discredit Israel, but unfortunately, Israel is hardly engaging in any way in refuting those allegations. The outcome is that if the Arabs repeat an allegation one thousand times and there is no one on the other side who bothers to refute them, they are then, in the minds of many people, regarded as facts.  The worst of those who engage in discrediting Israel are often anti Semite Jews.

 

Best

Abraham

 

Prof. Abraham Sion, Chair

The Center for Law and Mass Media

Ariel University of Samaria

Israel

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Edited by John R. Houk

Within the emails, anything enclosed by brackets is from the Editor.

 

I am very grateful to Ari Bussel and the later email by Abraham Sion for their input regarding Palestinian apologist and Left Wing propaganda that wrongfully implicates Israel as perpetually at fault for all acts of violence against Israel and the nation’s Jewish citizens.

 

Pray for Israel

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Ari Bussel recommended link: http://www.truthprovider.com/

 

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Peaceniks – Where are You Now?


Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frankel & Eyal Yifrach

Intro to Ari Bussel – ‘Peaceniks – Where are You Now?’

Edited by John R. Houk

June 23, 2014

 

Three Israeli teens were kidnapped by Hamas from Judea-Samaria. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the proof. So when Hamas denies it, they are doing what they do best – LIE!

 

I’m ashamed to say I did not run into Ari Bussel’s email that is a criticism of Israeli Left Wing NGOs of basically enabling the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians to exact such racist Jew-hatred heinous crimes. The kidnapped teens are Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-Ad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah.

 

I have read reports that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) initiated a vigorous search for the three teens. It is also reported that the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians have resisted in the search to the point of violence (e.g. stoning and Molotov cocktails). If think these Arabs that has gained global Leftist support to steal Jewish land to create a Palestinian State of Jew-haters will help search for the kidnapped victims, you live in a delusion. So, it is no surprise some Arab resisting malcontents have been killed protecting kidnappers. This is where the MSM begins its support of condemning Israel:

 

The boy, Mohammed Dudin, was taken to the Alia hospital in Hebron, where he was later pronounced dead.

 

The IDF said villagers had thrown stones and Molotov cocktails at troops on an arrest mission in Dura, and that soldiers had responded with live fire. The army is reportedly looking into the reports of Dudin’s death.

 

The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that another Palestinian man who was shot in clashes with Israeli forces overnight succumbed to his wounds on Friday.

Reacting to the Palestinian deaths, Israeli MK Ahmed Tibi said on Friday that “the Israeli government is exploiting a tragic event and executing ongoing war crimes in the occupied territories.” (Uncle of kidnapped teen: Intelligence indicates they are still alive; By I24 News; 6/21/14 12:50am)

 

Israeli human rights organisations have called on authorities to refrain from collective punishment of Palestinians as the massive manhunt for the three teenagers allegedly kidnapped by Hamas militant movement drags on.

 

Rights groups including Amnesty International, B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence and Rabbis for Human Rights wrote to defence minister Moshe Ya’alon and public security minister Yitzhak Aharonovich claiming that the army’s controversial raids in the occupied West Bank “raise serious concerns of unwarranted infringement on basic rights and collective punishment”.

 

“The large number of raids and arrests over the last week raises concerns that some of these operations are not the result of pressing operational needs. Overall, the measures adopted and their extent do not seem to serve a military need that can justify the damage they have caused,” a statement reads. “These actions have caused, and continue to cause, disproportionate harm to the basic rights of Palestinians, including the right to safety, health, freedom of movement and the right to earn a living.”

 

Hamas has denied any involvement in the disappearance of the students – Gil-Ad Shaer and US-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel, both aged 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19.

 

Since the trio went missing, Israel has conducted large-scale operations arresting 361 people, searching 1,350 sites and launching a crackdown on Hamas. Israel say their operation is aimed at finding the teenagers and also dealing a blow against Hamas, which now forms part of the unity government led by President Mahmoud Abbas. (Israel Accused of ‘Collective Punishment of Palestinians’ in Kidnapped Teens Search; By Gianluca Mezzofiore; IBT; 6/23/14 12:21BST)

 

The MSM should be reporting that Israel is taking all the steps necessary to find the kidnapped teenagers in the midst of hostile Arabs that call themselves Palestinians. Instead the MSM is utilizing the storyline of Leftist NGOs and Palestinian pundits which would rip the Jewish heritage from the grasp of Israel sovereignty. This idiotic reporting is what makes Ari Bussel’s June 17 essay still extremely relevant.

 

JRH 6/23/14

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Peaceniks – Where are You Now?

 

By Ari Bussel

Sent: June 17, 2014 11:33 PM

 

When three Israeli youths were kidnapped, Israel should have stood as one.  A prayer vigil at the Western Wall, the holiest place in the world for Jews, was very well attended.  Religious Jews (primarily “knitted yarmulkes,” Modern Orthodox) and “Settlers” (residents of Judea and Samaria) were present, but mainstream (secular) Israelis were noticeably absent.

 

The President’s Message

 

Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth President, will retire next month after seven years of service.

 

Peres, a dreamer, is likely one of the most captivating representatives of the Jewish State.  He alone, from the height of his age and a life-long dedication to Israel, is seen as a grandfatherly figure dreaming of peace; a most elusive peace.

 

Thus Peres stops at nothing, repeatedly stretching the boundaries of the presidency—from a mere ceremonial position to a very politically active and engaged President overstepping the Prime Minister’s authority.

 

A Nobel Prize winner for his peace efforts, he is most known for the Oslo Accords with Israel’s enemies.  More than two decades have passed, and peace is still a mirage in the scorching hot Middle East.  But Peres does not stop.   Ignoring reality, he pushes onward, refusing to accept defeat.

And defeat it is, by an enemy who never wanted peace and was just pursuing an agenda of weakening the other side, taking what is given, and then demanding more.

 

Not only a miserable performance, Peres’s actions are a clear dereliction of duty.  By going with the “President of Palestine” to the Vatican to pray with the Pope for peace, he essentially elevated a figment of Arafat’s imagination to reality:  One president recognizing another; Israel’s president acknowledging there is a “Palestine.”

 

Despite his noble motives and unending devotion, Peres has failed the Jewish People.  His tombstone will read:  Tried repeatedly, naively, and wasted the great heights he had achieved.

 

I am not surprised, for I remember Peres always behind another great leader.  There are many leaders etched in my memory, including David Ben Gurion, Yigal Alon, Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, Yitzchak Shamir, Arik Sharon and others, but Peres was never, at least not in my mind’s eye growing up, a leader on his own merits.

 

fatah-facebook-israel-teen-kidnappings- frightening caricature (June 2014)

Fatah-Facebook-Israel-teen-kidnappings- frightening caricature (June 2014)

 

Three Israeli boys are missing, likely kidnapped by our enemies.  Two are aged 16 and one 19. Within 24 hours after they disappeared on the way home, President Peres called their families, and told them:

“I know that these are difficult days for you.  We are one nation.  We are one family.  And I want you to know that all of Israel is with you during these difficult times.”

The President of Israel continued:

“All the branches of Israel’s security forces are doing everything to bring our dear boys home. You are exhibiting strength of spirit.  I stand with you during this difficult time.  The people of Israel are praying for their safe return.”

 

 

So said the President of Israel.

 

Israel’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi called for increased prayers and lighting of Shabbat candles. The Chassidim stood as one in prayer.  Even the main Charedi (ultra-Orthodox) Rabbis called to say a chapter from Psalms. But has secular Israel, one and all, stopped what it was doing to wait for the safe return of the three boys?

 

Naftali Frankel, Gil-Ad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach are sons of “Settlers” in “Occupied West Bank.” To add injury to insult, they are also religious (“Modern Orthodox”), like the majority of the some three hundred thousand Israeli Jews living in Judea and Samaria.  As such, their fate, as gruesome as it may turn to be, is justified—to the irrational—in some convoluted way.

 

The Stockholm Syndrome

 

We have befallen into a trap sweeter than honey, where nothing is rational, logic is absent, light becomes darkness and goodness is changed to evil.  In short, we find excuses to blame ourselves for whatever the enemy does.

 

Prof. Alan Dershowitz does not recognize any terror attacks against Jews living outside the 1967 borders in Israel.  These simply are never included in his statistics.

 

Many Israelis boycott any product from “Occupied West Bank.”  In Tel Aviv, many will not drink wines from vineyards in that region, and mainstream artists will not travel to cities such as Ariel and its cultural center to perform.

 

Apparently, the BDS movement is alive and kicking within Israel proper, perpetrated by Israelis.

 

For many American Jews, if all Israelis returned to the pre-1967 borders (and United and Unified Jerusalem were to be divided), Chamberlain’s vision of “Peace in Our Lifetime” could be achieved.

 

These American Jews, representing the majority of non-Orthodox Jews in the United States, are as fervent with their cravings as Chamberlain in his historic 1938 pronouncement.

 

Thus, who really cares about the safe and immediate return of the three kidnapped Israeli youths, possibly the “pro-Israel, pro-Peace” coalition in the USA?

 

This coalition includes members of the J Street lobby, Americans for Peace Now (APN), Merez, Amenu, New Israel Fund and several other left-of-center organizations.

 

They are usually the quickest to react when there is a sliver of chance to attack Israel.  For them, everything Israel does is wrong, detrimental to the peace efforts and to Israel’s well being.  They alone know what is good for Israel, and they are actively pursuing the current US Administration (which is not sympathetic to Israel at all) to pressure Israel for more and more concessions.

 

I was waiting for my friends at APN to send an urgent dispatch, but realizing that words are cheap and plentiful, I expect instead some action from them.

 

Alas, the operation by the Arab-Islamists Heroes was just before the weekend, and as it is summertime, nothing is urgent.  Hopefully the three boys will be returned safety (all Israel need do is free thousands of murderers and terrorists and make numerous painful concessions).

 

A Guided Tour by Peace Now

 

Some six years ago Hagit Ofran, Settlement Watch Director for Peace Now in Israel, took me on a day’s tour of Occupied West Bank.

We started in Jerusalem, and spent the rest of the day in one of the most impressive tours of Judea and Samaria that I have seen.  It was Hagit and I, two educated people, well versed in the so-called “Arab-Israeli Conflict.”

 

Hagit’s skin color is whiter than mine, and she knows the area as I know Beverly Hills.  She travels freely into Arab cities in areas she knows her doing so is breaking Israeli law, and she takes Arabs in her car, likely breaking some other laws and endangering Israelis.

 

She drives into Israeli-Jewish communities and is not stopped, as she looks “like one of us,” and then takes photos and drafts up reports that immediately circulate universally about another single family home popping up, a balcony added to a condo, another new neighborhood of six houses or some other so-called evildoing by Israel.

 

One of the more amazing moments was when she stopped to take pictures of a military installation.  I asked my hostess and tour guide, “Is that legal?”  For in my time, it was strictly prohibited.

 

Apparently, anything is allowed in Hagit’s mind.  (Incidentally, the laws have not changed.)

 

Would Hagit the-warrior-for-our-enemies’-rights do anything for three kidnapped young Israelis, whose only sin is being a Jew in Judea and Samaria?  A gesture that might prove she is humanely concerned about her own people?

 

Clearly not!  These are the sons of those she maligns most.  These are the culprits who sprayed her building cursing her (“Price Tag attacks”).  Nobility of spirit will not be found here!

 

Hagit took me on the tour as her boss at that time, Yariv Oppenheimer, told her to do so, not of a real concern to the Jewish State of Israel or fairness tackling an issue.

 

Peace Now is an agent of foreign influence and interference, masquerading as a pro-Israel, pro-peace entity, when in reality it is fighting Israel from within.  Much like Hagit’s gaining unrestricted access to Israeli communities throughout Judea and Samaria because she is mistaken for just “any other Jewish Israeli.” Peace Now is doing as much harm as possible.

 

The fault?  Israel’s.  For Peace Now’s budget streams from overseas, from Jews [Liberal American Jews] and from foreign governments [Israeli Leftist NGOs].  As long as Israel does not prohibit such flows of money into Israel, Israel haters will continue their destructive work from within.

 

Agents of destruction will not lament three abducted Jewish youths.  Israelis who truly care about Israel and her long-term survival, would use all their contacts, not waste a moment seeking the three boys.

 

Hagit stopped her car for a “Palestinian” who told us stories (that became more and more impressive as the drive continued) then opened her wallet to give him money.  She is so concerned with our enemies, and already justified anything that she does, that she admitted freely to have helped move people and “things” before, during the Intifada.  I dared not even ask what “things.”  Again, she is not stopped and looks very innocent.

 

Mira’s Task

 

I am still awaiting my friends in Americans for Peace Now and the Coalition Against Israel to show me I am wrong:  in deeds, not in words.  To prove that contrary to all appearances, they are first and foremost concerned Americans who really care about Israel, or Israelis who are loyal to their country.

 

But I expect more of another friend, a Jerusalemite for many years, who lost her first husband Oded in the Yom Kippur War.  She founded an organization called Machsom Watch, to make sure that Israeli soldiers are not abusive to the population (normally it is the other way around, for anyone who is innocent of hate and terrorism, will undergo the inconveniences of having to stop and even be searched, understanding he or she is helping the fight against terrorism, similar to any one of us going through the useless TSA checks).

 

She knows what it means to suffer a personal loss, and she has proven before she will rise above political differences to do the right thing.

 

Mira Hermoni, utilize your contacts.  Do not let your eyes close, even if you are tired.  Three young men are missing, two of them are sixteen, one is nineteen.  They committed no crime, other than being Jews in their homeland.

 

Mira, you and I recognize we have only one homeland for the Jewish people, in the Land of Israel.  We may differ in our approaches and priorities, but we share the same love.

 

Do your job, for it is your job to protect Israelis first.  As President Peres said:  “We are One Nation.  We are One Family.”  I count on you, for you have amazing contacts within the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” crowd who regularly fraternize with our enemies.  It was you who arranged the tour for me (one phone call to Yariv, and Hagit was my tour guide for the day).

 

I know you care, and I know you are true to your word.  You must care, for three boys are not guilty of an elusive peace, nor should they be subjugated to the barbaric behavior of our enemies that your friends regularly put on a pedestal (the friends, not the behavior).

 

The Future?

 

May Israel wake up and institute a death penalty for terrorists who are convicted in a court of law.

 

May Israel stop the flow of foreign funds to NGOs masquerading as human-rights organizations that care only about the enemies’ rights, but never Israel’s.

 

May Israel annex Judea and Samaria, something she should have done decades ago.  If we live to see a peace in our lifetime, Israel has shown time and again that she is willing to make very painful concessions.  Thus, annexation will not be an obstacle, but a catalyst.

 

I want to add a few more lines, but I realize that none of these wishes can come true until a war that changes everyone’s frame of reference erupts.  It happened in 1939, and six years later, a new reality emerged.

It has to happen in the Middle East, before a New Israel emerges, alongside anyone else who may want to live in peace and prosperity.

 

Until then, may the three boys not suffer.  May their captors not torment them.  If the Arab-Islamists who abducted them did so to murder them, may it be swift and painless.  If the intention is to keep them as bargaining tools, may the Israeli security forces be successful in finding where they are being held and free them from captivity.

 

Most realistically, if the murder of the three boys is as gruesome as our enemies usually employ as their “hero’s achievement,” may this be the turning point that will galvanize Israel’s leadership to take actions postponed until now.

 

Capturing Jews from within Israel must not be left unanswered and unpunished.  Not now.  Not ever.

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This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.

 

Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.  Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.

 

© Israel Monitor, June 2014

 

First Published June 14, 2014

Contact:  bussel@me.com