Saturday, March 19, 2011, 2:11 AM
May I be permitted to say a few words to members of the EUSA? I am an Edinburgh graduate (MA 1975) who studied Persian, Arabic and Islamic History in Buccleuch Place under William Montgomery Watt and Laurence Elwell Sutton, two of Britain's great Middle East experts in their day. I later went on to do a PhD at Cambridge and to teach Arabic and Islamic Studies at Newcastle University. I am the author of several books and hundreds of articles in this field.
An Israel Independence Day Message from Moriel's partner ministry at the J Ranch, California
As I think on the Jews in Israel today, I know they will soon be celebrating Yom ha-Azma'ut(or Israel Independence Day).
I can't help but grieve for they do not know true freedom nor ever will until they know Y'shua, Jesus!
This is something that everyone can and must do. A Facebook page was created calling for a 3rd Intifada against Israel. It is mostly in Arabic. The creators of this page are calling for the Arab world to attack and take over Israel. The number of people clicking on the "Like" button is increasing every hour (yesterday they had 125,000 "likes", this morning there were more than 221,000 and now it is much greater and keeps increasing).
We must ask Facebook to take action and remove this page "“ see directions below.
It's not important whether your personal politics are pro-Israel, anti-Israel, or just plain neutral. INCITING VIOLENCE AGAINST ANY RACIAL, ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS OR NATIONAL GROUP IS JUST PLAIN WRONG!!
Whether you are a FACEBOOK user or not, click on the link below "“ if it doesn't work then sign up for Facebook. See directions below! Please forward this urgent message to everybody on your email contact list "“ both Jewish and non-Jewish. When you send to others, please send using "˜Bcc' (blind copy) so as not to expose your list to others.
THIS MONTH ALONE, 5 ISRAELI CIVILIANS INCLUDING A 3-MONTH OLD BABY WERE MURDERED WHILE SLEEPING IN THEIR HOME, A BOMB WAS DETONATED BESIDE A BUS IN JERUSALEM KILLING ONE PERSON AND INJURING 30 MORE. AS WELL, ISRAEL INTERCEPTED A SHIP CARRYING 50 TONS OF HIGH TECH WEAPONS WITH SOPHISTICATED MISSELS HEADED FOR GAZA. THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT KIDDING AROUND AND FOR THEM TO USE FACEBOOK OR ANY OTHER MEANS TO CALL FOR MORE KILLING IS OBSCENE.
JUST click on one of the links below to reach the Facebook page. Then scroll down the left side of the page where you will see "Report Page" in tiny print. Click on "˜report page' and choose "Contains hate speech" (you can then choose a further option of "˜targets a race or ethnicity'). Then click "˜submit'. Thank you very much for helping.
UPDATE: Thank you all that participated in reporting this Facebook page. It has been taken down. You can read about it here.
Unfortunately, there are new pages and groups carrying forward the third intifada message. Click here to read more.
March 13, 2011
Caroline Glick and Carl in Jerusalem draw attention to this video depicting the massacre of the Fogel family on the West Bank this past Friday by Palestinian Arab terrorists. They note that YouTube and Facebook removed the video within two hours. Why?
The following is excerpted from "Jews Reluctantly Abandon Swedish City," Haaretz.com, July 11, 2010: "At some point, the shouts of "˜Heil Hitler' that often greeted Marcus Eilenberg as he walked to the 107-year-old Moorish-style synagogue in this port city forced the 32-year-old attorney to make a difficult, life-changing decision: Fearing for his family's safety after repeated anti-Semitic incidents, Eilenberg reluctantly uprooted himself and his wife and two children, and moved to Israel in May. Sweden, a country long regarded as a model of tolerance, has, ironically, been a refuge for Eilenberg's family. His paternal grandparents found a home in Malmo in 1945 after surviving the Holocaust. His wife's parents came to Malmo from Poland in 1968 after the communist government there launched an anti-Semitic purge. But as in many other cities across Europe, a rapidly growing Muslim population living in segregated conditions that seem to breed alienation has mixed toxically with the anger directed at Israeli policies and actions by those Muslims--and by many non-Muslims--to all but transform the lives of local Jews. Like many of their counterparts in other European cities, the Jews of Malmo report being subjected increasingly to threats, intimidation and actual violence as stand-ins for Israel. ... A continent-wide study, conducted by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, released in December 2009, found that ... 37.4% agreed with this statement: "˜Considering Israel's policy, I can understand why people do not like Jews.' ... 86-year-old Judith Popinski says she is no longer invited to schools that have a large Muslim presence to tell her story of surviving the Holocaust. Popinski found refuge in Malmo in 1945. Until recently, she told her story in Malmo schools as part of their Holocaust studies program. Now, some schools no longer ask Holocaust survivors to tell their stories, because Muslim students treat them with such disrespect, either ignoring the speakers or walking out of the class. "˜Malmo reminds me of the anti-Semitism I felt as a child in Poland before the war,' she said."
Med Venlig Hilsen
by Gareth Jones
16 Jun 2010
Christian Aid has been forced to apologise after it falsely claimed that Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron (pictured) had sexually abused Palestinian children.
The error occurred in a press briefing document on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme, which sends volunteers to the West Bank and Israel to offer non-violent protection to Palestinians and Israeli activists.
Please click We Con The World to view this video by the Flotilla Choir.Ã‚Â