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September 27, 2017

Terror Murders Near Jerusalem

 

The scene was a quiet, open, peaceful community just outside Jerusalem. At least until yesterday morning when, while opening the workers’ entrance to allow the Palestinian workers to enter as they have done every morning, a terrorist opened fire killing three security personnel and severely injuring a third. The terrorist initially “aroused the suspicion” of the guards on scene. They called for him to stop and he drew the weapon, a pistol, from his shirt and began shooting. The murdered were two private security guards and a Border Police Officer, all in their twenties. The injured person suffered injuries to his stomach and chest, as had those who were murdered, and was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, where he was taken immediately into surgery. The terrorist held a legal work permit, something considered a privilege, was also killed in the ensuing exchange of gunfire.

 

Weapon and Two Clips Used in Jerusalem Area Terror Attack

Weapon and Two Clips Used in Jerusalem Area Terror Attack

 

The odds are that you never heard a single mention of this attack on your newscasts unless you happen to live in Israel, and even then, it was covered in the recent aftermath and the ensuing twenty-four hours. The reason is that for much of the world terrorism in Israel, and particularly in and around Jerusalem, is considered old news and repeats of what are considered an old subject are not given much notice. Newscasts around the world might carry one out of every ten or even twenty such events, and then only if there is something of note making it different. Perhaps an entire family was murdered while having a Sabbath dinner on a Friday night celebrating the birth of a grandchild, as with the Salomon family. The lack of frequency of terrorist attacks reported unfortunately does not equal a lack of frequency of terrorist attacks.

 

Yosef Salomon age 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon age 46, and son Elad Salomon age 36

Yosef Salomon age 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon age 46, and son Elad Salomon age 36

 

The same is becoming true of terrorist violence in Europe, especially as the authorities are doing everything in their power to hide crimes committed by the very same “refugees” they are welcoming into their countries. This has been especially true when one considers the lack of reporting of the criminal increases in sexual crimes, robberies and numerous other criminal activities. Such crimes went hidden until they finally came to light in Manchester, England. Then there was the massive increase of sexual assaults and other crimes carried out on New Year’s Eve in the German city of Cologne. These were simply a few of the more extreme cases, but they are far from the only cases of criminal cases which could be termed as terrorism which escaped the net of media coverage.

 

This has become a tired story which the media believes is too tedious and oppressive to cover. They believe that people would prefer to simply ignore terrorism or criminal activity related to immigration, especially when it pertains to the invited “refugees” from Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia and the plethora of other MENA nations. These criminal actions run counter to the political presentation which the political elites, the mainstream media, entertainment elites and the numerous vested interests in the continued influx of immigrants with no limitations. The Obama years also trained the media and the public to ignore anything related to terrorism as actually completely unfounded because they succeeded in passing actual terrorist attacks like Ft. Hood or the Hyper Cachet market which was part of the Charlie Hebdo attacks into simple descriptions such as workplace violence, the given and persistent explanation for the Ft. Hood terror attack, or a random attack at a market, ignoring the fact that was a targeted attack on a kosher Jewish Market on Shabbat Eve. With taking of actual terror attacks such as these and turning them into minor criminal acts which required no additional attention, concern or alarm, we belittle terror into a simple criminal act with no political or social implications.

 

Whether this pretense that there is no terrorism of consequence continues may change with the new administration in the United States remains to be seen. But it should expect no assistance in any effort from Germany, as their reelection of Chancellor Angela Merkel to office with a compliant parliament will mean the continuing of her open door policies pretending there is nothing wrong and these “refugees” are the future in Germany. The remainder of Europe, especially Western Europe (Old Europe), their position going forward will remain to be seen, as they will be determined by elections over the next few years. France chose a center left government while the British appear determined to retain Brexit style politicians preserving their leaving the European Union. Perhaps it is we here at BTC who are too sensitive to terrorism and we need to simply accept that such attacks are simply going to be part of life for the foreseeable future. We would hope not for all our sakes, but perhaps that too remains to be decided as things proceed.

 

What would be promising would be the realization that there is a conflict in progress for the control of the future. There are those who desire bringing an end to Western Culture and an end to Judeo-Christian civilization. This has been one of our concerns here at BTC but apparently of little concern in far too many institutions. The current curriculum in the liberal arts colleges does not appear to hold any great affection for either Western Culture or Judeo-Christian civilization. Actually, they appear to be just as hostile as the most leftist, anti-Western, anti-Christian and vehemently anti-conservative efforts which appear to have decided that violence is an acceptable weapon to use when opposing everything with which they disagree. This has become apparent on far too many colleges where riots have broken out to prevent conservative speakers from delivering even a speech as innocuous as a commencement address. Should the current trends continue it would mean that generations to come would live in a very different world where freedom may become something dictated and limited to only those who march according to the dictates of the selected leadership and any divergence will be severely punished providing anyone so accused survives their likely lynching.

 

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July 24, 2017

It is a War and the War Claimed Four More Victims

 

Another Shabbat terrorist attack on victims of Palestinian violent death cult, which preys upon those too feeble due to age, this time, or lack of age in other instances, and which claimed three lives with a fourth initially reported to have been fighting for her life as she was admitted to the hospital. In the Israeli village of Halamish on Friday night, a terrorist broke into their home and began stabbing the family as they ate their Shabbat dinner where they had gathered to celebrate the birth of a grandchild. Armed with a knife and a heart filled with rage from incitement filled false claims that the Israelis had murdered innocent Arab children during the day and were defiling the al-Aqsa Mosque every night. Jews are barely permitted to ever visit the Temple Mount and those who are have minders watching their every movement just in case a Jew dare even speak the name of Hashem or let loose a word of prayer or sanctification as the Islamic purity would surely be dissolved should the Shema ever be uttered reverently upon the holiest of places in the Jewish faith. But before continuing, I would like to share some of my feelings at the moment, and though this may appear irreverent, I mean this in the truest sense of the meaning of these words.

 

 

Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on where you stand, I am not in charge or have any power to affect policies and actions of any government. What I can do is write and hope to have a measure of influence with the world. The Palestinians have the advantage of presumably being the underdogs in this fight and the sympathy of many Westerners who feel obliged to support every underdog. Well, let us look at these presumed underdogs. They are supported by much of Europe, countless NGO’s, the United Nations General Assembly and receive aid monies over the past twenty years to have made every single Arab they claim to represent a present of a quarter of a million dollars or Euros, their choice. Instead, the top leadership has made themselves into multimillionaires worth hundreds of millions of dollars or Euros, your choice. The funding has never been used to provide utilities, water, sewage treatment, oil or gas as all of these are provided to the Arab Palestinians by the Israeli companies who provide such services and they are not reimbursed for these supplies. Instead, the expense is passed on to every Israeli customer in the form of higher prices, prices far higher than even those in much of Europe. The Arab Palestinians are actually the tip of the spear, a very long spear, which is backed by the entire Arab world and has one aim, the destruction of Israel as the Jewish State. The reason the Arab Palestinians are so richly backed and supported by Arab governments, European Union, United Nations, European governments, the Vatican, the United States State Department and George Soros as the cherry on top is because their aim is to end the Jewish State. Their targeting Israelis having their Sabbath dinner will be ignored by the remainder of the world, as these victims do not matter, as the final aim is the all-important goal here.

 

Yosef Salomon age 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon age 46, and son Elad Salomon age 36

Yosef Salomon age 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon age 46, and son Elad Salomon age 36

 

This attack murdered were Yosef Salomon age 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon age 46, and son Elad Salomon age 36 (pictured above) and placed his wife Tova Salomon age 68 in Shaare Zedek Medical Center in where, after life-saving emergency surgery, she was discharged in order to attend the funeral for her family. Elad’s wife managed to herd the grandchildren into a bedroom, lock the door, called police and screamed that they were being attacked. Responding to the screams, an off duty IDF soldier managed to shoot and wound the terrorist through a window of the house. The terrorist, Omar al-Abed age 19, was subdued and was reported to have jumped up and attempted to attack the medical respondents as they worked to try to save the victims and was promptly subdued once again. He was taken for treatment and has been released to security police for arraignment. The IDF stated that on the way to the attack, Abed made a post to Facebook stating his intentions (see below with translation).

 

Abed Facebook Posting Made Before Attack on Jewish Family

Abed Facebook Posting Made Before Attack on Jewish Family

 

The reference to only having a knife while others “had guns to use only at weddings” was a reference to the Arabs to celebrate their weddings by firing rifles into the air, more often than not using fully-automatic mode (see video below). His reference in the remainder is obvious, he expected that the Israelis would execute him on the spot when they caught him because that is exactly what he was told to expect and it matched everything he understood.

 

 

There has been history on what happens when any Israelis happen to wander into area under the control by the Palestinian Authority. When a pair of reservists made a wrong turn and entered Ramallah, they were arrested presumably for their safety but the police deserted the station as a lynch mob gathered. The end result was the two young men were literally torn limb from limb with an Arab youth leaning out the window to show his blood-soaked hands to the cheering crowd outside (see image below). The picture taken by a reporter showed this youth depicting his and the crowd’s enthusiasm at what can only be compared to a ritual human sacrifice. This young man expected similar barbarity from the Israelis. What is even more depressing is within six weeks after he is reexposed to the incitement and propaganda is he will return to believing that any Arab caught after committing a terror attack is tortured and then murdered and his experience was exactly like that yet somehow he managed to survive.

 

Teenaged Terrorists Displays Bloodied Hands Sending Crowd Gathered to Witness or Take Part in Sacrificing IDF Reservists Tearing Them Apart with Their Bare Hands

Teenaged Terrorists Displays Bloodied Hands Sending Crowd
Gathered to Witness or Take Part in Sacrificing IDF Reservists
Tearing Them Apart with Their Bare Hands

 

The contrast between the two civilizations can be depicted perfectly with a single picture. This picture includes a scene of a graphic nature as it is the aftermath of this terror attack and we advise care in viewing. The thing one need try to imagine is the extent of violence as the terrorist was described of stabbing the victims repeatedly even after they ceased resistance. The link to the troubling picture of the aftermath is here. There were reactions in the Arab Palestinian areas including Gaza and the West Bank areas of Judea and Samaria. They were nothing like the shock felt throughout Israel once the news spread of the Friday night attack. Below are a couple of pictures of the reactions we believe were taken in Gaza.

 

Gaza Celebratory Reaction to Murdering of Jews at Shabbat Dinner

Gaza Celebratory Reaction to Murdering of Jews at Shabbat Dinner

 

If this had been a single event without certain surrounding conditions, then it would be less of a story, but there is a back-story which will not be mentioned in most coverage, so here we must venture. Just this past week we saw events such as this and the rioting upon the Temple Mount coming when we covered “Rebroadcast of Abbas is Declaration of War” which we saw as a sign that trouble was being instigated once again. This was followed by declarations on Palestinian media for “Days of Rage” because there were metal detectors installed on the Temple Mount after two police were shot to death and a third placed in the hospital with wounds which came too close to being fatal. Israelis accept metal detectors as a part of life when we need pass through them to use the trains, enter the mall, shop at the department store downtown, enter many restaurants, go to the movies, watch a show and countless other venues. Why would the Arab Palestinians get violently upset about having to pass through metal detectors to go up on the Temple Mount? Jews and other non-Muslims have had to pass through metal detectors and searches that are far more intrusive before being permitted entry to the Temple Mount. But the Arab Palestinians are upset because by not having to pass through metal detectors to go up onto the Temple Mount they could bring weapons, be they knives, guns, rifles, sub machine-guns or others from Eastern Jerusalem and leave the Temple Mount and have immediate access to Western Jerusalem and then on to Tel Aviv and the remainder of Israel with such weaponry and have used this method to arm terrorists before they committed their attacks. This may have been how the terrorist who shot up the markets and outdoor restaurant establishments in Tel Aviv just a month or so ago and numerous knifing attacks over the past few months got their weapons. These metal detectors will likely make such terror attacks that much more difficult which is likely one side effect which we will all be thankful. But whenever there is an added checkpoint or other effort to prevent terrorism the Arab Palestinians will hold riots and intensify attempts to and actual attacks as a means of expressing their contempt for such efforts. There was also a rocket attack from Gaza in which the rocket exploded in midair. There has been no mention of the rocket being intercepted by the Iron Dome, though that is always possible. The main rioting has taken place at the Temple Mount with the attempt to make it appear that the use of metal detectors has impeded the Arabs ability to enter the Temple Mount, a false image. It is obvious to any honest observer that the rioting and mass numbers are an intentional attempt to overcrowd the entrances in order to allow complaints that they are causing a bottleneck when in reality the mass numbers thrown at the entrances would have cause a backlog as these entrances narrow at the Temple Mount which was done when the area was built to permit easier defense for the area guards. The metal detectors will not impede normal Temple Mount traffic and when there are security alerts, they will actually make entering the Temple Mount to flow more easily as each person will not need to be searched manually. But why allow reality to make any difference when your desire is to remove the latest obstacle to your ability for terrorist attacks and murdering Israelis. But here is one last detail, the Arab Palestinians will tell you they do not hate or wish to kill Israelis and not technically be deceiving. When you translate their calls and chants for targeting for terrorism they seldom say Israelis, will often say Zionists but most often they simply say Jews. Hamas, like Fatah, have the desire to destroy Israel as the Jewish State but go further demanding that they murder every Jew without any regard for where they reside, Israel, Europe, United States and even Japan. But please do not tell them that Jews live in Japan as why cause more trouble than absolutely necessary.

 

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July 17, 2017

Terror Attack Grants Israel Prime Opportunity

 

The terror attack at the Lion’s Gate on the Temple Mount where three Arab Palestinians armed with two rifles and a pistol intentionally targeted three police officers killing two and leaving the third with severe to moderate wounds in the extremities, neck and torso according to one early report was simply a reinitiating of the terror paradigm resulting from Palestinian leadership’s payments to terrorists and terror families. Below we have included a brief interview with an MDA medic summarizing the attack. United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman stated to media, “I am shocked and horrified by the despicable attack today in Jerusalem. Terrorism must be condemned by all and defeated. We pray for the victims.” This is the unfortunate response we get time after time, attack after attack, fatality after fatality and still the world demands that Israel cater to and bend before every demand made by the same institutions which condone and support the murderous terrorism. These are the same institutions which pay terrorists in Israeli prisons and the families of terrorists who were eliminated in their murderous acts thousands of dollars making murdering Israelis the highest paying profession for the Palestinian Arabs.

 

 

We did see a quote with which we could work with as apparently somebody else has reached well past the point of believing it is time for an alteration to be made. Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev offered the following commentary and a good suggestion, “The murderous terror attack which occurred today immediately after the terrorists left the Temple Mount, forces us to examine thoroughly the Temple Mount’s status-quo. It’s time the Temple Mount was opened to everyone, without limiting the hours they can come or the areas which they can visit. The Temple Mount should be like any other site in Jerusalem. The Waqf should only run the mosque – not the entire Temple Mount, which is under Israeli sovereignty and is the responsibility of the Israeli government. This is the only way we will be able to restore quiet and security to the Temple Mount and the Old City. We will all pray for the welfare of the victims, and we wish them a speedy recovery.”

 

We discussed the so-called status-quo several times over the years here, here, here and here. Now is the time for a change whether the rest of the world approves or not, it is time to do just as Miri Regev stated and just open the Temple Mount to the world. I can almost hear the world’s reaction to Israel doing exactly the correct act in response to this murderous terrorist attack. There will be cries from Europe that punishing the Palestinian Arab Muslims by taking away their Holy Site because of a terror attack which they had no responsibility. That is the big lie that will be sold and Israel should simply not allow that to pass unopposed and without revealing the payouts from the Palestinian Authority (PA) to terrorists and their families, the incitement that permeates Palestinian Authority media, television, schools, children’s camps, naming of soccer tournaments, parks, roads, schools and the immortalizing of terrorists all to encourage their youth to want to be terrorists, some even to be martyrs. Don’t believe us, here it is in their own words and from the mouths of babes in the videos below, which is such a crime it actually makes us sad because these youths are not naturally evil but are corrupted by an evil regime which thinks nothing of the lives of their own children.

 

 
 

 
 

 

The Waqf will demand that the status-quo of no Jews permitted onto the Temple Mount except through the most stringent of circumstances and that only Muslims have the right to pray and all non-Muslims also have to use the Jewish entrance, as the main entrances must be reserved only for the holy people, the Muslims. The Israeli response should be to inquire, would you wish to be responsible for the Mosques on the Temple Mount or not. The Waqf will simply demand as their Allah given right to monitor and control the entire Temple Mount and will try and instruct Israel that they have no power against their rights which come from Allah. At this point, Israel should inform Jordan that their Waqf are no longer permitted in Israel and will be returning to Amman, Jordan immediately and escort the Waqf and the security personnel who are Jordanians to the Allenby Bridge and see that they cross and not permit their return. Then Israel should declare the Temple Mount open to all people using all entrances as an Israeli World Heritage Site. When UNESCO then informs Israel that their having decided that the Temple Mount belongs wholly to the Muslims and that there can be no Jewish claims or control allowed, Israel should simply challenge them to enforce their preposterous declaration. In the meantime, until they successfully enforce their declaration the Temple Mount will remain an Israeli site and open to the general public. Israel also will not permit UNESCO to influence their decision in any way, period. Israel should still enforce the sanctity of the Mosques and if the Muslims decide they do not allow non-Muslims to enter the Mosques, then so be it, that is not an Israeli concern, just the open areas where tourists can experience this holy ground. As for the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, its visitation rights will be left to the numerous religious priests who care for this Christian holy site as to whether they will permit tourists or just restricted supervised tours or closing it to the public, it will be their call. Then, once the noise and declarations of extreme aggravation and indignation finally calms, then Israel might desire to make plans for the construction of the Third Temple on some open area of the Temple Mount and until the Temple is built, there should be no further Mosque construction or extensions permitted and this should be strictly enforced otherwise there would be massive mosque construction simply to cover every piece of open ground just to deny it to the rest of the world. We provide a picture of how the Third Temple can be placed on the Temple Mount without any damage or impingement on the other holy sites already on the Temple Mount including the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock below.

 

Temple Mount with Proposed Options to include Third Temple Without Destroying or Interfering Other Religious Structures

Temple Mount with Proposed
Options to include Third Temple
Without Destroying or Interfering
Other Religious Structures

 

Then the United Nations will likely decide in the General Assembly with some fair and impartial decision where the vote runs somewhere around 138 in favor to 9 against which will likely be Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Panama, Palau and the United States, with 41 abstentions which will mostly be from European nations who are too frightened to stand with Israel but still are not quite ready to turn their backs completely on their Judeo-Christian roots and a few African nations mixed in. The Security Council will likely refuse to accept any motion for them to vote on such an issue simply because the United States would use their veto and not likely bother to beg the other nations to avoid their doing so. President Trump and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nicky Haley are likely all but drooling for their first opportunity to veto an anti-Israel motion in the Security Council simply to make a statement that there is a new sheriff in the Security Council and the old management has left the building. After this has had absolutely no effect upon any actions by Israel and the Temple Mount has become one of the favorite sites that tourists make a must see location and has been secured such that it is also extremely safe, maybe the world will simply accept the new reality. Wait, whom are we kidding. The world will continue to carry on caterwauling and screaming making the most dire claims bordering on the edge of going over the edge, beyond the cusp, into the darkness and eventually leading them to sulking when it has absolutely no effect.

 

This terrorist attack upon police officers that took the life of two and wounded a third should not be allowed to pass without making a change to the situation would be criminal and this could be used as a statement that no longer will terrorism simply pass without any consequences. This should be taken as the start of the new era where the Palestinian Arabs and their terrorist laden leadership will pay a price for every terrorist attack and that no longer will these murderous assaults be permitted to pass without consequences. The era of Israel as the world’s patsy must end and this should be the turning point where Israel now stands up and faces the world as an equal if not as one of the elite and most advanced nations on the planet with few equals. It is time Israel stands up for its rights and impress upon the Palestinian Arabs that the war is over, they lost and if they do not settle soon for what Israel will permit they could very soon have nothing at all and all be somewhere in Syria dodging Bashir al-Assad fired artillery and other forms of murderous attacks. Should the PA decide that they still have the upper hand and can get away with murder and never have to pay a price, they must be disabused of such ideas and educated that things are going to be different and their time to settle for a settlement where they get anything has become limited. Perhaps this Victory Caucus can step up and make the bold statement needed and necessitated right now. They and Daniel Pipes said that they are calling for President Trump to simply tell Israel the war is over and Israel won, well, we could use the backing and we believe that Israel needs to stand up for herself and make the move and then President Trump will find backing Israel far easier and will very likely have the opportunity soon thereafter at the United Nations, of all places. Imagine this as the events over the next few weeks. Israel internationalizes the Temple Mount opening it up to all people with free access using all gates and entrances and prayer permitted for all peoples of all religions or no religion if the feeling strikes them. The United Nations getting all their panties in a bunch and bringing a motion to the Security Council brought by Egypt and backed by China, France and the Russian Federation and President Trump making the veto for the United States in person and announcing his full support for the new Israeli initiative whereby terrorism will no longer be tolerated and will cost the PA after every attack with no exceptions. Now is the opportunity to start a new era where terrorism ends or else, no exceptions.

 

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