Wednesday, October 18, 2006

alternative media

One of the great things about the world of blogging is that you'll find news, most mainstream papers won't print and important information that the TV and radio skip. I feel sorry for people who don't have access to the internet, since they're missing information hard, or impossible, to get without this alternative media.

Due to my new policy, here are a few articles:

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Arabs Grabbing JNF Land in Jerusalem
By Helen Freedman

Generous Jews donated many millions of dollars to the Jewish National Fund/JNF for the purchase of land. What they may not know is that in Jerusalem, a portion of that land ends up in Arab hands. These are some of the very same Arabs that celebrate Israel’s defeats and Arab suicide bombings, and refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist.

Documented facts, supplied by Aryeh King, resident of East Jerusalem, were submitted to Avinoam Binder, Chief Israel Representative for Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, the Hebrew version of JNF, at his New York office.

Mr. Binder confirmed that large scale give-away of JNF lands to Arabs has been occurring through government decisions, and the failure of JNF to oppose those decisions. Four plots, which make up 772 dunams (approximately 193 acres) near Bethlehem, which had been purchased by JNF, are now unavailable to Jews. Mr. Binder explains that the military status of the area makes this problematic.

In north Jerusalem, the JNF owns an area that is known as Shoafat. Arieh King tells us that the plots were registered as belonging to the State, but they really belong to JNF and were purchased by JNF. Today, the area is the site of hundreds of buildings occupied by Arabs whose Orange ID’s theoretically keep them from entering Jerusalem, however, they live inside Jerusalem. The JNF does nothing to remove the Arab squatters from the land. There is also a "refugee" camp on the site, housing about 10,000 persons. When asked why they are not removed, Avinoam Binder replied,“How could so many be removed and relocated?” I pointed out to him that the government had no problem removing 10,000 Jews from their homes in Gush Katif and setting them down wherever they might land. He smiled at the impossibility of the thought that Israel would try to do the same thing to Arabs. He agreed that scant attention is paid to the Jewish Gush Katif refugees.

In northern Jerusalem, near the Atarot airport, to which Jews dare not travel today, there are thousands of dunams (calculate approx. 4 per acre) that are owned by the JNF. This land exists between the airport, in the top of the finger of Jerusalem, and the borders of the Jerusalem municipality. Avinoam Binder shrugs his shoulders helplessly when questioned as to why this land is being sold to Arabs.

The ghastly wall that scars its way through Jerusalem is also leaving huge tracts of JNF land on the “Arab” side. Once again, JNF looks at this as a decision by the government of Israel, and one they refuse to appeal.

JNF donors, who were under the impression they were reclaiming holy Jewish land through their generosity, will be dismayed to learn that NO land was purchased by JNF in Jewish east Jerusalem in the past twenty years. And with the above information as evidence, land that was purchased for Jewish use has been released into Arab hands.

JNF donors should be outraged by this situation. Questions should be asked whether similar situations are occurring throughout Israel. Is JNF land in the Galilee and the Negev falling into Arab hands? If you are a donor operating on the premise that JNF money is going into Jewish projects protected by that organization, you should immediately request an accounting.

Write to Avinoam Binder at Jewish National Fund, 42 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021; abinder@jnf.org; www.jnf.org to register your protest. Resolve not to give any more money to JNF unless there can be a guarantee that Arabs will not profit from your gift. Send this information to your local newspapers and radio stations. Take part in alerting generous Jews to the deception perpetrated upon them. Contact Arieh King in Jerusalem for more details – kingshir@bezeqint.net – 011-972-54-550-1182.


Monday, October 16, 2006

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Kuperwasser: Intelligence didn't anticipate post withdrawal developments


"Before the withdrawal we expected weapons smuggling into the Gaza Strip,
but we didn't expect the volume. We really didn't expect the huge
quantities " Brigadier General (Res.) Yossi Kuperwasser in an interview to
be published in Hatzofe this Friday.

Kuperwasser, who was the research chief for military intelligence until four
months ago, also said in the interview that Intelligence emphasized before
the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip that the conflict would move from the
Gaza Strip to Judea and Samaria. Something that did not happen. "I can't
say yet if we were right or wrong. As of now it looks like less right."

IMRA translation of item by Haggai Huberman on the Arutz 7 website 17
October 2006
www.inn.co.il/News/Flash.aspx/164190

Monday, October 16, 2006

HAMAS RENEWS ORDERS OF SAMs -supplied via Egypt


JERUSALEM [MENL] -- Israel has reported that Hamas has renewed an order for
surface-to-air missiles meant to threaten Israeli air operations over the
Gaza Strip.
Officials said the Israeli intelligence community has received information
that Hamas has ordered and received anti-aircraft missiles. They said the
missiles were comprised of Soviet-origin SA-7s, which arrived in the Gaza
Strip from neighboring Egypt.

On Sunday, the Cabinet of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was briefed on the
Hamas missile order. Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz, head of military
intelligence's research department, said the Hamas surface-to-air missiles
could endanger helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft that fly over the Gaza
Strip. He also reported the arrival of anti-tank missiles to the Gaza Strip.

A Cabinet statement said Baidatz discussed the "violent clashes between
Fatah and Hamas, the increased smuggling of war materiel from Sinai." The
statement did not elaborate.
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Australian Jew Suffers Vicious Beating From Australian Football Team
22:15 Oct 17, '06 / 25 Tishrei 5767

(IsraelNN.com) An Australian Jew was viciously beaten in front of his young children this week by a group of drunken Australian football players, according to a report by Australian news agencies. The attackers grabbed 33 year old Menachem Vorchheimer’s yarmulka and hat when he approached their minibus to find out the name of the team after the men hurled anti-Semitic remarks at him and his children.

Vorchheimer said the group of 20 men yelled epithets and “Go to the Nazis” before motioning as if they were shooting a machine gun at him and his terrified, crying 3 and 6 year old children before punching him in the face. Witnesses surrounded the bus and prevented it from making a getaway until the police arrived and apprehended the attackers.

Although Ocean Grove Football Club president Michael Vines apologized to the victim, the team’s coach, Matthew Sproule called the incident an “accident”. Vorchheimer was treated at Cabrini Hospital. Executive Council of Australian Jewry President Grahame Leonard said the incident was the fifth unprovoked anti-Semitic attack in Victoria this year.

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