Published: June 19th, 2013
An Israeli civilian, after being attacked by Arab stone throwers on Tuesday near the Peduel-Eli traffic circle, decided to take action.
The man chased down and captured one of the stone thrower. The terrorist was then turned over to Israeli security forces.
Op-Ed in the Jewish Advocate June 14, 2013 by Steve Stotsky
New evidence of the same old problem for schools
Last November, the Vice Chairman of the Newton School Committee reassured the public that there was no reason to believe that anti-Israel materials were used in Newton schools to teach about the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. He rhetorically asked, “Does it really sound plausible that for years virtually everyone has unknowingly been the victim of the teaching of such horrible material?”
Sadly, the most recent batch of current instructional material offers new evidence of the problem.
Two weeks ago, copies of handouts used in the 10th-grade honors class in the Newton schools to teach about the Israeli Palestinian conflict were forwarded to me for review by concerned residents. Included was a timeline titled “POV: History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” that purports to cover both “An Israeli Perspective” and “A Palestinian Perspective.” It was compiled in 2001 by Negar Katirai, during a two-year post-undergraduate internship. Nothing in Katirai’s experience as a legal-aid advocate or her educational background indicates expertise on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Katirai thanked Professor Mark LeVine of UC Irvine for reviewing the document. LeVine is an outspoken critic of Israel whose columns regularly appear on Al Jazeera’s English website. In a guest column in The Huffington Post on Jan. 13, 2009, he compared Hamas’ fight against Israel in Gaza to “the Jewish uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto.” LeVine contended that Israelis have an “addiction” to violence and suffer from “collective mental illness.”
The IDF has nabbed three PA police officers-turned-terrorists who shot and killed a young Jewish father at Joseph’s Tomb.
By Maayana Miskin First Publish: 6/19/2013, 11:31 AM
Israeli soldiers have arrested three Palestinian Authority police officers-turned-terrorists, who shot to death a young Jewish father as he returned from praying at the tomb of the Biblical Patriarch Joseph in Samaria (Shomron).
Arab media outlets reported the arrests in May, but the news was only officially confirmed by Israeli sources Wednesday after the removal of a gag order.
Those arrested were identified as Nawaf Fahd Bani Ouda, 24, Wael Hassin Mahmoud Daoud, 24, and Tarki Diyad Tarki Zuara’a, 23. The first two served as armed PA police officers, while Zuara’a served as an unarmed military driver.
Two other PA men believed to have been involved in the attack have not yet been arrested.
The suspects reportedly admitted they were aware their lives were not in danger when they opened fire on the car in which Ben-Yosef Livnat, a 24-year-old father of four from Elon Moreh, and several other Israeli men were traveling.
In addition to Livnat’s murder, five others were wounded in the shooting.
After the shooting the PA officers placed stones on the road in an attempt to make it appear as if they had been attacked and had opened fire in self-defense. One of the officers even injured his own leg in an attempt to lend credibility to the claim.
In 2011 Livnat was recognized as a victim of terrorism after an IDF investigation found that the officers who killed him had not been in any danger at the time.
A PA inquiry, too, found that the officers had violated the protocol for opening fire.
What happened to the Nazis after World War II? How many Nazi officials who sent millions of Jews and others to their deaths paid a penalty? How many Nazis evaded justice and resumed ordinary life, late or never acknowledging their crimes, or paying for the misery they caused?
While the Allies’ Nuremberg Trials judged some high-ranking Nazi officials, and national trials in Germany, Austria, and other countries tried many more, thousands of Nazi soldiers, SS-soldiers and collaborators and sympathizers were never tried. Some simply resumed civilian life. Others — including many high-ranking and infamous Nazi war criminals — were helped in starting new lives — and even assume new identities — by some of the most trusted institutions in Europe after the War.
When Professor Gerald Steinacher was growing up in the picturesque Austrian Tyrol, known for its quaint resorts and Alpine skiing, he heard little about his country’s Nazi past. That began to change in the 1980s, when Kurt Waldheim ran for Austria’s presidency. As he was running for president, many young Austrians were shocked when Waldheim’s wartime activities — which he had managed to keep carefully hidden — came to light. Steinacher decided to become a historian of contemporary history, making studying the Holocaust his profession.
“I wanted to know what happened to Austrian and other Nazis after the War,” Steinacher, now a professor in the United States and author of the ground-breaking book academic Nazis on the Run: How Hitler’s Henchmen Fled Justice, told Aish.com. “In Austria, there were not that many people who wanted to know.”
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by Harold Rhode
Khamene’i has again proven what a great master strategist he is. He has succeeded in pacifying the West and his own people, thus buying the time his scientists need to complete his nuclear project.
The Iranians are the best strategists in the Middle East, better than those in the West, and the reason the Iranians constantly succeed in out-maneuvering the West.
In the West, we constantly look for ways not to engage in military conflict; the Iranians are more than willing to offer us those ways. We will almost assuredly give the new president Hasan Rouhani time to “consolidate” his position, thereby granting Iran even more time to develop its nuclear weapons capability. That is the meaning of this Iranian presidential “election.”
Since Rouhani spoke “moderately” during the campaign and had a previous reputation for being “moderate,” having him win almost guaranteed that the Iranian people — who came out into the streets after the previous elections were stolen from them — would not this time protest the election results. Rouhani’s “election,” therefore, pacifies the reformers who clearly will not demonstrate against him, thereby sparing the Iranian regime having to suppress, arrest, and murder people, actions which had horrified the international community.
Moreover, the West could lull itself into believing that since Rouhani is a “moderate,” maybe he is someone we can “deal with.” The election result, therefore is huge win for Khamene’i and his clique, and a defeat for the West, Israel, and the Iranian people.