Not only was 12-year-old Gazan Muhammad al-Dura not killed by IDF fire in 2000 - he was not even hurt. That was the preliminary finding of a special committee formed several years ago by the Defense Ministry.
At first, Israel did not deny that its forces had hit Dura, who had been caught in the crossfire between Palestinian and IDF forces at the Netzarim junction on September 30, 2000. The IDF admitted (too quickly, as ussual) that it had hit and killed the boy. Following an investigation, however, the official army version changed: the IDF did not actually hit the boy. (About 10 years ago, while I was volunteering at IDF, I heard a report that Muhammad Al-Dura was alive and was living with his relatives. When will Israel stop apologizing for defending itself and learn to conduct a proper propaganda war? How often do we hear an apology from Arab terrorists, and common bigots or sophisticated anti-Semites? Enemies of the Jewish state, of all shades, are quite skillful in changing and manipulating public opinion about Israel! We have historical and legal facts to support our rights and actions. Why has Israel not been using them? It’s about time!)
Turkish leader Erdogan was once a close ally of the
Syrian president Bashar al Assad. But he gradually distanced himself from Assad
in 2011. Today, Erdogan is an outspoken critic who has
repeatedly demanded Assad step down from office and is calling for
international military intervention. At the same time
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
Since the fall
Arab terrorists fired a Kassam rocket from
Two mortar shells fell on the Israel-Syria border near
Arabs attacked an IDF jeep near Hevron with firebombs
during the Shavuot holiday Wednesday, causing it to overturn and catch fire.
Two of the soldiers were taken to
Angry Egyptian Police Closed Gaza Crossing
Egyptian policemen blocked the crossing into the Gaza Strip on Friday to protest against the kidnapping of Egyptian security forces in the Sinai. Police had placed barbed wire across the entrance to the border and closed the gates with chains, leaving hundreds of Palestinians stranded on both sides of the fence. (No international condemnation - unlike when Israel closed border in response to attacks from Gaza!)
Francis canonized 800 Italian martyrs who refused to convert to Islam. The men
were beheaded in 1480 by Ottoman soldiers. The Italian "Martyrs of
Otranto" were executed after 20,000 Turkish soldiers invaded their town in
The leadership of the UN Conference on Disarmament rotates automatically in alphabetical order among its 65 member nations, and Iran is scheduled to take the helm on May 27 for a session running until June 23. “This is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women's shelter,” said Hillel Neuer, head of Geneva-based UN Watch.
A leader of Free Syrian Army, Khaled al-Hamad, was filmed cutting the organs out of a Syrian soldier's body and eating the heart. ''I swear to God, we will eat your hearts, Alawite soldiers of Bashar the dog,'' he said, referring to President Bashar al-Assad's supporters from the minority Alawite sect. (This is another low for Islamic Barbarians. Just imagine what they will do to Jews if they have a chance to attack and destroy Israel! At the same time international idiots of the ‘Useless Nothing’ General Assembly condemned alleged rights abuses by Syrian government, but not the rebels’ cannibalism.)
Germany - Another ‘Friend’ of Israel?
Israel has issued a formal complaint against Germany for blocking it from serving on the UN Security Council in 2018. Israel has never held a position on the council, although nations which violate its citizens’ rights and are a security threat to other countries, such as Syria and Iran, have.
Quote of the Week:
“Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.” - Mohandas Ghandi
Media and Western Leadership Ignore this!
A mass exodus of Christians is currently underway. Millions of Christians are being displaced from one end of the Islamic world to the other.
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom recently said: “The flight of Christians out of the region is unprecedented and it’s increasing year by year.” In our lifetime alone “Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.”
In 2003, Iraq’s Christian population was at least one million. Today fewer than 400,000 remain - the result of an anti-Christian campaign that began with the US occupation of Iraq, when countless Christian churches were bombed and countless Christians killed, including by crucifixion and beheading.
In October 2012 the last Christian in the city of Homs - which had a Christian population of some 80,000 before Jihadis came - was murdered. One teenage Syrian girl said: “We left because they were trying to kill us… because we were Christians… Those who were our neighbors turned against us. At the end, when we ran away, we went through balconies. We did not even dare go out on the street in front of our house.”
In Egypt, some 100,000 Christian Copts have fled their homeland soon after the “Arab Spring.” In September 2012, the Sinai’s small Christian community was attacked and evicted by Al Qaeda linked Muslims. In Mali, after a 2012 Islamic coup, as many as 200,000 Christians fled. (Muslim nations have been cleansing their land from infidels for quite a while. It is time for Israel to lead Western democracies by example and free Jewish land from Arab occupation! “Population transfer” has been used quite often by many even after the adoption of the Geneva Convention. Only Israel is not allowed to use this effective tool for peaceful resolution of the conflict!)