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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Exodus 1947~70th Annivesary Memorial Ceremony

Picture "Apples of Gold" © Jerusalem Vistas/Israel Vision
Remembrance of key events in the modern history of Israel is a powerful way to preserve their significance. 

In 1947 the Jewish Underground came into possession of an old steam boat which they refitted with the hope of breaking the blockade the British had erected around Mandated Palestine. On board were 4,500 sick and battered Holocaust survivors.

In June 1947 the "Exodus" was intercepted and rammed on both sides of it’s hull by British battle ships. When they could not sink the boat they boarded with rifles and clubs to battle the unarmed refugees. In the end, three were killed and more than one hundred and fifty were injured.

The sick, and injured were removed from the Exodus in Haifa’s port and shipped off to camps in Cyprus. The British sent the rest to Hamburg, Germany, where they were put back into the concentration camps they had fled. Many died in the process. The British have never apologized. It was a tragic event, that added strength to the longing for, and creation of the new State of Israel on 14 May 1948.

Seven and a half weeks after Jay’s surgery, he and Meridel enjoyed their first all day outing as the invited guests of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), for the unveiling of a memorial to the "Exodus 47".

Exactly 70 years later, the memorial, held in the port of Haifa Harbour, was highlighted by the unveiling of a sculpture and historic marker in memory of the courageous passengers.

This touching ceremony was attended by some of the remaining survivors, now in their late 70's to early 90's. Also attending was Natan Sharansky, a "refusenik", who in 2009 was elected to the chair of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, by the Jewish Agency Board of Governors.

We must never forget the past and those who suffered and fought for the freedoms we have today!

Memorial Ceremony of the Exodus 1947

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Terrorists Murder and Riot in The Holy Land

When Will it Stop?

On Friday, 21 July 2017, a family sat down to the Shabbat table to celebrate the Sabbath and the  birth of a baby boy. This should have been a time of great joy.

Instead, a "palestinian terrorist" broke into their home and began stabbing.

By the time he was stopped, he had murdered grandfather, Yosef Salomon, 70; his daughter Chaya Salomon 46; and son Elad Salomon 36. Elad was the father of five young children. His wife managed to close herself and the children in a room and call for help. Yosef’s wife Tova, 68, was seriously wounded. What caused this unwarranted attack on peaceful, innocent people?

The terrorist claims it was for "Al Aqsa". This is nonsense! Let's examine the facts:

* One week ago armed terrorists exited the Temple Mount with weapons, and  murdered two young Druze police officers and wounded a third officer guarding the area.
* Israel then set up electronic metal detectors at all the entrances.
* The Mufti said all should refuse to enter and protest until the security was removed.
* All who went through the detectors were allowed to enter and pray.
* A video released by MEMRI TV had been posted on the Fatah Facebook page (see video below) shows Mahmood Abbas calling for protestors to "bare their chests" claiming "This is our Al Aqsa, This is our Church of the Holy Sepulcre" .
* Following calls for a "Day of Rage" rioting arabs around Jerusalem's old city threw rocks and molotov cocktails.

Whoever thinks throwing rocks is harmless, have a look at the slingshots they use and the size of the rocks. This is what David used to kill Goliath and what many use to this day to hunt. The rioters did not plan to "bruise the arms", rather, they were out to kill.

* As a result, during the riots three of the arab rioters were killed

The whole idea of objecting to security checks is hot air. All over Israel there are security checks in almost every building and store and everyone is checked. Jews and Christians go through security to reach the Western Wall.

Security Room in Mecca
A key point, as many in Israel have witnessed, these same Arabs who are screaming so wildly about metal detectors, have no problem going through those same security checks at the airport or most poignantly, at the offices of Israel's Bituach Leumi where they rush to collect their welfare cheques! The idea of protesting metal detectors is ridiculous hypocrisy~just have a look at the electronic security in Mecca! Why has there been no complaints about that?

They don't want security on Temple Mount entrances because then they cannot store weapons...simple!

And where is the world on this? Burning Israeli flags and condemning Israel because arab terrorists, who ambushed and murdered police officers, were killed themselves; then rioting arabs attempting more destruction saw three more killed. And of course, they will surely blame Israel because an arab terrorist slaughtered three family members at the Shabbat table.

Abbas Calling for Protests~

United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman expressed his condolences for the victims of the Friday night stabbing attack on his Twitter account late Saturday night.

A terrorist broke into a home in the West Bank town of Halamish (Neveh Tzuf), murdering 70-year-old Yosef Salomon and his children Chaya (46) and Elad (36 years old and a father of five) on Friday night.

Halamish: I have no words to describe my sorrow for the victims or disgust for the terrorist act that killed a family at their Shabbat table .  Ambassador Friedman (@USAmbIsrael) July 22, 2017

The terrorist was eventually neutralized by a soldier who was in the area and heard the sounds emanating from the scene.

* Note
The terrorist was wounded, not killed