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Friday, June 27, 2014

Israeli Media, Again, Humanizes Arab Terrorists!

G-d willing on Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, this coming Sunday we'll be celebrating the release of Naftali, Eyal and Gilad, if not then we will pray for them. Reminder that Rosh Chodesh Tammuz will be this Shabbat and Sunday.

Our Women's Prayers at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh will be on Sunday.
Next month's Rosh Chodesh, Tammuz, will be Sunday June 29, 2014. Please save the date.
Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh Rosh Chodesh TamuzSunday, June, 29, 2014
1st of Tamuz 5774, 8:30am
Tour of Tel Shiloh & Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
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 כדאי לבוא ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות
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Last night I watched the Israeli Channel Two News. The good news was that they announced that the IDF has had a major lead in tracking down and G-d willing releasing the three kidnapped teenagers, Gil-Ad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel, from the Arab terrorists, because they know who are the terrorist masterminds of the crime.

Marwan Kawasmeh (L), Amar Abu-Eisha
Israel Security Agency

my tv screen, father of Arab terrorist
being interviewed by Israel's Channel 2
The bad news is that since the media had this information for days, they had prepared a terribly sympathetic, humanizing piece about them featuring one of the wives, who looked young, beautiful and innocent crying that she didn't believe her husband was guilty. I wasn't quick enough to get my camera out to shoot her, but I did catch the interview with the father, who, no surprise, firmly denied that his darling son could be involved. Apparently, according to what was said, the news media has known this for days and cooperated with military censorship. They didn't publicize the news, but they did prepare the clip to be ready the moment the IDF let the information out.

There was very little about the kidnapped boys and their families, since no doubt after almost two weeks, there isn't much new to add. They did show the seventeen year old brother of Eyal Yifrach in London. He is there to speak about his kidnapped brother.
Asaf Yifrach at the London
solidarity event

pic by Steve Winston
Asaf Yifrach was in London yesterday to raise awareness of the plight of his brother  and fellow teenagers Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaar and to urge the community to pray for the trio who disappeared in the West Bank two weeks ago.missing israeliSpeaking to the Jewish News ahead of a Zionist Federation-organised solidarity event in north London and as Israeli forces widen their search for the youngsters, the 17-year-old said: “At first I didn’t believe what had happened. Eyal said he would be coming home late that day and never returned. This is now our reality. I haven’t even been able to eat. My brother and I are best friends. Every time he came into the house I was so happy, but I would never tell him. Now I regret not saying how much he means to me.”Asaf said he has gained “huge strength” from the outpouring of support that has seen vigils held and also moved celebrities, politicians and supporters from all walks of life to back the ‘Bring Back our Boys’ campaign.
Yes, the families' campaign has gone abroad, not only to the United Nations.



Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, today Israel is full of all kinds of enemies within! The media is at the top of the list. The most harm to a country, person, etc. will always come from the enemies within.

goyisherebbe said...

It is unfortunately very hard for a person to understand how the motivations of another person could be radically different from one's own. People who are fundamentally secular can't imagine how people could be seriously motivated by religious issues. Just make a deal with them and everything will be all right. Well, it won't. They have core beliefs which will not be bought off so easily. Or else, chiefly when secular Jews talk about religious Jews, either hareidi (labeled "ultra-Orthodox)or national-religious (all labeled as "settlers"), they tend to portray them as some kind of monsters, who let principles take precedence over giving people what they want. But when they meet people who are really terrorist and their sympathizers, who support killing women and children brutally, who really kinda are monsters, they suddenly go and say they are regular folks just like us. How do we counter these attitudes?