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Masada Shall Not Fall Again
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We are here. And we aren't going anywhere.

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A film about the mass exodus of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa in the 20th century.

Part 1.


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Memo to Sabeel: All We Want for Christmas Is an End to Your Lies


For the Linkphobic

On November 26, Sabeel issued a letter stating that all they want for Christmas is an end to Apartheid.

In it, they call for the boycott of 14 major Israeli and Israel affiliated American companies.

Click here to read their letter.

Below is our response.

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Has anyone faced BDS? How did you react?

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(SF Bay Area) Jewish Federation emergency fund:
http://www.jewishfed.org/be-philanthropist/458/fire-relief-fund-for-israel

Маген Давид Адом
https://afmda.org/afmdapublic/index.aspx?Type=1

Jewish National Fund
and Friends of Israel Firefighters
https://secure2.convio.net/jnf/site/Donation2?df_id=3180&3180.donation=form1

Orthodox Union
http://www.ou.org/fire

ARZA
http://www.arza.org/news/israel/fund/

Israeli Leadership Council
http://ilcfundforthecarmel.eventbrite.com/

ORT America
https://secure2.convio.net/waort/site/Donation2?idb=0&2440.donation=form1&df_id=2440&JServSessionIdr004=201xctr9g2.app213b
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Details here.

If you can spare just a few dollars from your Christmas shopping, Chanukah gelt, or Yule Merriment Fund, it would go a long way.  Israelis are thrifty people, and they can stretch a dollar longer than anyone I know.  Nothing will be wasted on stupid things that don't help, corruption or bureaucracy.

Magen David Ambulance Service

Israel Gives.org

Jewish National Fund

All funds go to anyone who needs it, no matter if they are Christian, Muslim, Bedouin, Druze, atheist or Jew of any affiliation. 

Please pass this on!

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I cried, watching it.

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 Some good news and bad news. 

Our friend in Iran may be too liberal for Iran. I'm torn between giggling and being nausated at the thought of what an ideal candidate to the Mullahs should be. 


Fatah calls for a release of Gilad Schalit. Now let's see some action on it! 



Why isn't anyone protesting or boycotting in favor of innocent Christians who just want to live their faith in peace?




Today is buy Israel day!!! 

Anything anyone wants to add? 

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A great video that shows the problems associated with BDS.

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Why are you here? Why do you fight for Israel?


For me, I'm here because I believe in democracy and women's rights. Hence, I must support a country who does.

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  Stand For Facts-A product of Standwithus, with major research. Password protected, so it stays safe.

The David Project -A Boston based coalition, excellent work

Dor Chadash -For professionals, supporting Israel in a more networking sense

Hasbara Fellowships -A more religious Jewish site, but with excellent information


Christians United for Israel -Christians standing with Jews to protect the state of Israel

Israel on Campus Coalition -Another amazing site.

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Israel-Palestine debate hits College Walk from Columbia Daily Spectator on Vimeo.



It's so horrible how people don't want to have peace, but a warped sense of justice. Some of my friends were there and it was horrible to see.

For more info:
http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2010/11/19/israel-palestine-groups-clash-college-walk


What can we do to spread the word that Israel wants peace? 

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Need a clock ? :))


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For the Link-phobic



Two Brandeis University student groups, one of them Jewish, will be hosting the school’s first “Israeli Occupation Awareness Week” next week. One of the week’s events will be a speech by Professor Noam Chomsky.

Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine, along with the school’s recently founded chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, organized the series of events. Jon Sussman, one of JVP’s founders, said that the programs’ goal was to balance out the pro-Israel events that have occurred on campus this semester.

 

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http://blog.newvoices.org/?p=5268&cpage=1#comment-12847


We need to spread the word that this isn't acceptable. Please write to papers and speak out against the hatred of Noam Chomsky who basically intends to turn the meeting into a chance to again strip Jews of their right to call themselves a nation.


Jeff Jacoby- http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/jeff_jacoby/
David Project-http://www.thedavidproject.org/

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Military affairs

a. A short range mortar shell was fired into Israel from Gaza. An antitank missile was fired from Gaza into Israel. Israeli forces returned fire and killed the Palestinian operative who fired the missile.

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A friend of mine linked this to me from Atari Teenage Riot's Twitter account.

"Shame on Pixies, Gorillaz and Klaxons for boycotting Israel! Now is the time for artists to go out there and express their views!"

http://twitter.com/alec_empire

Alec Empire is the mastermind behind Atari Teenage Riot, a Digital Hardcore (which is a fusion of IDM and Punk) band from Germany. He is also the owner of the record label DHR.

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(In Alphabetical Order by City)

Chicago, IL
Rally in Chicago - Show your support for Israel!
Date: Wednesday, June 9th 2010
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Monroe & LaSalle St. Chicago, IL


Farmington Hills, Michigan
Show your support for Israel at this critical time by being a part of a peaceful community-wide rally.
Date: Tuesday, June 8
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

Location: On the sidewalk of the Southeast corner of Maple and Orchard Lake Drive, Farmington Hills, MI

Please bring any Israeli and American flags you have and any pro-Israel signs.
This rally is sponsored by StandWithUs-MI, Michigan Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Walk For Israel, Zionist Organization of America-MI, and others to be announced.


New York City, NY

Date: Wednesday, June 9
Time: 12:30 PM

Location: 2nd Ave between 42nd St and 43rd St (across from the Israeli Consulate)

For More Information Contact:
Sarri Singer: Sarris97@gmail.com -or-
Jacob Kimchy: ktrovski@hotmail.com


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http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/06/veteran-white-house-reporter-helen-thomas-retires-following-controversial-remarks/1

"Veteran reporter Helen Thomas, who has covered the White House since the John F. Kennedy administration, is retiring immediately following her controversial statements about Israel..."

And

http://www.politico.com/blogs/onmedia/0610/Thomas_gets_dropped_by_agency.html

It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps.



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Once again, everything in one place, just with more details than at the Stand with Us site:
http://www.theisraelproject.org/

i.e., video - http://www.theisraelproject.org/site/c.hsJPK0PIJpH/b.6069645/k.4C84/TIP_Multimedia_on_the_Gaza_Flotilla.htm?auid=6439731
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Facts, video, tweets, articles, images, signs:

http://flotillafacts.com/

Very convenient!

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TODAY! Thursday, June 3, 2010
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Boca Raton, FL

Friday, June 4, 2010
Washington, D.C.
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, June 5, 2010
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, June 6, 2010
Dutchess County, NY
Miami, FL
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, CA

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In some of the latest video footage released by the IDF, it is clear that the Israeli naval commandos were certainly unprepared for the violence they encountered, including being attacked with live fire.

- Real weapons, real weapons!

- They have real weapons?

- Yes, yes, real weapons. They are firing on us!



It's not too late to counter the wave of anti-Israel sentiment unleashed by the events surrounding the boarding of the Turkish Mavi Marnara ship and the deaths of nine of its passengers. For the claims of so-called "peace activists" that they were unarmed and non-violent victims of Israeli brutality is laughable in the face of the openly available video evidence taken during the incident.

Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz explains the powerful effect of the IDF's video footage:

for some of the foreign press, who had been less willing to accept [IDF Spokesman] Benayahu's improbable account of commandos overpowered by civilians, the footage was a revelation.

"I saw it, and I realized I had done Israel an injustice," one of my foreign colleagues said on Monday, with admirable candor. "At that point, and only at that point, I understood what the Israelis had been saying."


Media Unable to Ignore the Evidence

When confronted with the compelling video evidence, many media outlets (though not all) have been unable to bat away the images of Israeli soldiers attacked with clubs, iron poles and knives.

The UK's Channel 4 News invited a British naval analyst and counter-terror expert to analyze IDF footage:



Peace Activism or Military Preparations?

Since when do "peace activists" have access to sophisticated night vision equipment, rifle scopes and bullet proof vests? These photos taken by the IDF of items found on board the Mavi Marnara would indicate that the portrayal of non-violent humanitarians interested only in distributing aid to Gaza is thoroughly inaccurate.

The equipment, along with the clubs and knives found by the IDF on board the Mavi Marnara is evidence of the premeditated nature of the violence perpetrated by those on board.




"Activists" even threw stun grenades as this footage shows.



In addition, large quantities of cash were found on board ready to be transferred to Hamas upon landing in Gaza. The Turkish IHH organization responsible for the Mavi Marnara is an open supporter of Hamas and has been implicated in the recruitment and funding of Islamic terrorism, including al-Qaeda.

Israel does not prevent aid from reaching Gaza via established land-based crossings and there is no lack of humanitarian aid to the Strip. Israel repeatedly proposed that the flotilla organizers land in the port of Ashdod and transfer their aid to Gaza through the existing overland crossings. Had the aid been delivered directly to Ashdod in the first place, as Israel offered, the entire tragic incident could have been avoided.

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JERUSALEM – At 4:30 a.m. from her perch on the bridge of a passenger ship in the Mediterranean Sea, Hanin Zoabi saw the first lights of fast-approaching Israeli gunships and helicopters. Norman Paech awoke to the sound of explosions.

Minutes later, an Israeli commando, sent to take over the ship in what was expected to be a quick and easy operation, found himself lying on a lower deck, beaten and pulling a knife out of his stomach.

A storm of YouTube videos, grainy army footage and interviews is beginning to provide a clearer picture of the clash at sea that left nine pro-Palestinian activists dead aboard the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara.

The accounts of Monday's events were sometimes conflicting and there was no way to independently confirm what happened.

Still, details emerging from the footage and interviews with Israeli commandos, defense officials and activists help explain how a voyage billed as an act of peaceful protest ended with a pre-dawn gunbattle — and a wave of international criticism aimed at Israel.

Israel's decision to stop the protest boats by sending troops to commandeer them seems to have been based on the assumption — based on past experience and the activists' own statements — that none of the passengers would fight.

The soldiers practiced several scenarios, but none involved serious resistance, Israeli defense officials said.

The situation spiraled out of control when dozens of activists converged on the top deck and attacked the soldiers, clubbing them down as the troops rappelled from a helicopter onto the ship one by one.

On Sunday, six boats making up the protest flotilla began sailing from waters off Cyprus toward the sealed off Palestinian territory.

Free Gaza, a group made up mostly of Americans and Europeans, had sent ships before to try to bring attention to the 3-year-old Gaza blockade and the hardships of the territory's 1.5 million residents. Israel and Egypt imposed the blockade after the Islamic militant Hamas, which most Western countries consider a terrorist organization, seized power and stepped up rocket fire into Israel.

Israel allowed some earlier ships to reach Gaza and stopped others, boarding a boat in at least one case. But the activists practiced only passive resistance and there was never any bloodshed. Ahead of this week's mission, organizers again announced they would not offer violent resistance if confronted by Israeli forces.

But things were different this time. The largest flotilla by far, it was dominated not by Free Gaza, which sent only one small passenger boat, but by three ships sent by an Islamic aid group from Turkey, the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief. The group, known by its Turkish acronym IHH, was banned by Israel in 2008 because of alleged ties to Hamas.

Around 600 of the flotilla's 700 passengers were aboard the Mavi Marmara. Most were from Turkey and Arab countries, but the group also included dozens of Americans and Europeans, including lawmakers and an Arab member of Israel's own parliament.

At the end of May, with the flotilla preparing to sail, Israel announced the boats would not be allowed to reach Gaza. The government offered to transfer any humanitarian aid to the Palestinian territory, but the flotilla's organizers refused, saying their goal was to break a blockade they considered illegal.

Israel's top military brass met to discuss how to stop the boats, according to Israeli defense officials. They considered sabotaging the vessels but rejected that idea and decided to send troops to board them and escort them to an Israeli port.

Previous operations had gone off largely without incident — even on two boats smuggling weapons — and officials believed there was little risk. In what was probably meant as a deterrent, the army tipped its hand by declaring that commandos would be involved.

Israel built a makeshift detention center in a southern port to process the activists. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called the flotilla a "provocation" and warned it would be stopped "at any cost."

Among the passengers was a baby, the 1-year-old son of Turkish activist Nilufer Cetin. "We were aware of the possible danger," she said. "But there are thousands of babies in Gaza. If we reached Gaza, we would have played with them and taken them food."

On May 26-27, teams of commandos from the navy's elite and secretive Flotilla 13 unit began rehearsing for the operation off Israel's coast, according to Israeli defense officials.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak gave final approval, and on Friday, three Israeli missile boats left port with the commandos on board.

After repeated delays, the Gaza-bound flotilla finally set sail Sunday.

That night, at 10:30 p.m., the Mavi Marmara received a radio transmission from an Israeli warship. Zoabi, an Israeli Arab lawmaker, was on the bridge. The Israeli sailors asked the captain for the ship's destination, she said, and the captain answered that he was headed for Gaza.

The Israelis ordered the flotilla to halt, but the ships pressed ahead. About 80 miles away, in the besieged Palestinian territory, the Hamas government had prepared a festive welcome, decking out the territory's ruined port with red Turkish flags.

By 1:30 a.m., Zoabi could make out lights on the horizon and identified eight ships. The Israelis trailed the flotilla for three more hours, keeping their distance, she said.

At 4:30 a.m., with the boats still in international waters, the Israeli commanders gave the order for the operation to begin, and Zoabi saw speedboats and helicopters moving swiftly toward the Marmara.

Five of the flotilla's six boats were swiftly commandeered by the Israelis.

On the Free Mediterranean, carrying mainly Greek and Swedish activists and a load of wheelchairs, building materials and medicine, Aris Papadokostopolous said he saw commandos come aboard.

"Some people were hit by clubs and electric shocks," he said, but no one was seriously hurt.

On the freighter Gazze 1, masked soldiers ordered everyone into one room and kept them there for nine hours, according to Turkish activist Mustafa Sancaktutan. There, too, no one was seriously hurt.

Aboard the Mavi Marmara, passengers were deafened by the roar of an Israeli Black Hawk helicopter. A rope dropped down, and the first of three 15-man teams began to descend.

According to commandos interviewed by The Associated Press, the troops were expecting little resistance and had exchanged their usual assault rifles for paintball guns.

"It was a civilian paintball gun that any 12-year-old can play with," one soldier said, speaking on condition of anonymity under military regulations. The soldiers said they had loaded pistols to use only in the event of an emergency.

Zoabi said she heard gunfire over the ship and saw blue flares. Other passengers also said the soldiers fired on the boat before boarding. Israel denies this. None of the passengers interviewed by AP have said lethal force was used by the Israelis before they boarded the ship.

Paech, a retired law professor from Hamburg, Germany, awoke to the sound of explosions. He went outside and saw soldiers. "They were wearing camouflage, had their faces masked, had night vision gear on their helmets and carried lots of weapons," he said.

Like Zoabi and Paech, most passengers had no intention of confronting the troops and were not on the top deck when the first soldiers rappelled down.

But a video released by the military showed a group of several dozen men waiting for the Israelis.

The edited footage showed soldiers descending from the Black Hawk into a crowd of men with sticks and clubs. Three or four activists overpowered each soldier as he landed, beating each one to the deck, where they were surrounded by more men with sticks. One soldier was tossed over the side onto a lower deck.

"When I landed on the other deck I felt that someone had stabbed me in the stomach. I pulled the knife out of my stomach," the soldier, identified only as Captain R., told Israeli Channel 10 TV from his hospital bed. One commando said several of his comrades jumped into the water to save themselves.

Paech could not see what was happening on the top deck.

"I don't deny that in the fighting some of them were using some of the weapons they've been showing on TV now, like the slingshot or the hatchets," he said. "But don't forget that the Israelis attacked us in international waters. According to international law, you're allowed to defend yourself when you get attacked."

With men down and believing their lives were in danger, the Israeli commandos say they requested permission to use live fire. This was granted about 4:50 a.m., 20 minutes after the operation began. The Israelis pulled out their pistols and began to shoot.

In the ensuing melee, two activists succeeded in wresting two pistols away from the troops and shot two soldiers, according to the Israeli military and hospital officials. Israel says both activists were shot dead.

But those on the ship had no chance against armed and highly trained troops, and by 5 a.m., the ship was under the commandos' control.

Nine activists were dead, most of them Turks, according to the Israeli military. Dozens were wounded, along with seven soldiers. Paech said casualties were brought into a makeshift field hospital on one of the lower decks; footage from the activists showed passengers in orange life jackets treating the wounded.

Israeli officers later displayed slingshots, knives and truncheons they said were found on the ship as evidence of organized resistance. Defense officials also say some activists had military-style gear such as bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles and carried large sums of cash.

From the activists' side, no one who was on the top deck at the time of the assault had come forward by Wednesday, possibly because the people involved are either dead, wounded or in Israeli custody.

Zoabi and others on board do not deny there was resistance but say it was not organized.

"The ... helicopters, the ships and gunfire created the atmosphere that people wanted to defend themselves," Zoabi said.

Inge Hoeger, a member of the German Left Party, said that after securing the ship soldiers searched the passengers, took their personal belongings and handcuffed them. "They were obviously looking for weapons. They raided and slashed all the suitcases of all passengers and everything was all over the place," she said.

Within an hour, Israeli air force helicopters were evacuating the wounded soldiers and passengers. Several hours later, Turkey had recalled its ambassador to Israel, Greece had canceled a joint military exercise and nearly every country in Europe had weighed in with a condemnation of Israel.

Paech was sent in a police car to Israel's international airport and put on a plane to Berlin.

"They did not give back any of our luggage or personal belongings. I arrived with only my T-shirt and my pants," he said.

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http://community.livejournal.com/gaza2009/623601.html#cutid1
http://www.debka.com/article/8829/
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=121348851234252&v=wall
http://community.livejournal.com/gaza2009/628593.html#cutid1
http://community.livejournal.com/gaza2009/626650.html#cutid1
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Pop Princess, Rihanna is in the middle of her world tour where a short break from the tour allowed her some time to make a stop in Jerusalem, Israel.

While in the Holy Land, the singer took full advantage of everything th city had to offer. While there she stopped by one of the largest churches in the city then headed off to buy souvenirs at an Egyptian market with a few friends.



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...please know Israel is always in our thoughts & prayers.
Salute to Israel Parade, New York City 2010

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Israel looking into adopting children orphaned in Haiti

Welfare Ministry receives adoption applications from Israelis; Haiti declares search-and-rescue phase over; UN: Relief efforts being ramped up.


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