Sunday, December 10, 2017 

Security guard stabbed at Jerusalem's central bus station

Another Islamofascist sought revenge over America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capitol:
A security guard is in severe condition following a stabbing attack near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem on Sunday, according to police reports.

Magen David Adom Emergency Medical services said that at 2:15 pm paramedics tended to a 35-year-old male security guard with a stab wound to his upper body on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem.

Police told The Jerusalem Post that the attacker approached the security station at the entrance to the Central Bus Station, stabbed a security guard and began running away down Jaffa Street.

He was apprehended by a citizen, reportedly a cab driver. The attacker was then arrested by police.

The police spokesperson confirmed that the attacker was a 24-year-old Palestinian man. According to The Jerusalem Post's sister publication Maariv, the attacker was from the West Bank city of Nablus and held an Israeli work permit.

Police are at the scene and the surrounding area has been closed off. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has arrived at the scene as well.

The suspect was taken alive but suffered a head wound, according to United Hatzalah. He is being transferred to Shaare Zedek Hospital for medical treatment.
This is an utter disgrace that the perpetrator's being given medical treatment. He doesn't deserve it. What he does deserve is condemnation by all concerned for taking out his anger over petty, non-existent issues and perpetuating anti-semitism in the name of the Religion of Peace.

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Saturday, December 09, 2017 

It'd be wonderful if Neturei Karta left Israel because of Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem

Guess who's threatening to leave Israel as a result of Trump's courageous step?
The 'Neturei Karta' faction has threatened that its members may leave Israel as a result of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.

Neturei Karta is a small, extremist haredi faction which opposes the existence of a Jewish state. The faction's support for the government of Iran in its calls for the destruction of Israel and for terrorist groups have led to its ostracization by the wider haredi community.

The sect had campaigned against the president's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Yoel 'Yoelish' Kraus, an anti-Zionist figure with ties to the Neturei Karta movement, told the Kikar Hashabbat Hebrew news site that the sect may "consider leaving the country" in light of the president's decision.
Let's hope they do. They're even worse than the Satmar clan they spun out of, and have done a considerable amount of harm to Israel for many years. Their departure from Israel would be a great mercy upon us all.

It remains to be seen where they'd go. England? Sweden? Or even Qatar and Dubai? Those would be great places for them, I figure, and they might as well start packing, because there's no place for them in a country believing in self-respect and dignity. The Karta kreeps won't be missed if they go.

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Friday, December 08, 2017 

Haredi politicians have a tepid, otherwise negative response to Trump's recognition of Jerusalem

If there's any fifth column the anti-Israel left can rely upon for victim-blaming mentality, it's the ultra-Orthodox politicians in the Knesset and even "opinionators". For example, here's one dummy from the UTJ party:
Haredi politicians on Wednesday offered a reserved response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush (United Torah Judaism) argued that Trump’s declaration could lead to a diplomatic process being forced on Israel.

"Trump's declaration of recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will cost us dearly and in the diplomatic plan that he will present, it will harm us," said Porush.

“It is preferable to build in Judea and Samaria and in neighborhoods of Jerusalem where they are crying for housing, rather than a declaration that has no substance,” he added.

Porush’s colleague, Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Yisrael Eichler, had similar sentiments.

"I welcome the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem. But I would prefer a thousand apartments for young couples in Jerusalem to one building of the American embassy. I pray that the declaration will not cost us the blood of terror attacks,” said Eichler.
Ahem. There are more plans to build, but that aside, their reaction is still quite insulting to the intellect. Who says the declaration's got no substance? Only pea-brains like them, that's for sure. I also miss the part where they say the Islamofascists should get the hell out of Israel if they don't like what's been done now.

And then, guess who else sides with the bad mentality, his dislike for Reform/Conservative sects notwithstanding? The dhimmi "rabbi" Avi Shafran:
Many in the broader Jewish world, the one, that is, beyond my cloistered Orthodox environs, have voiced criticism of President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and of his plan to move our embassy there.

The critics include the Union for Reform Judaism, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Women’s Rabbinic Network, J Street and The New Israel Fund.

Some of my fellow Orthos may feel that those critics are anti-Israel or, at best, deeply misguided. I don’t agree. Not only am I heartened to see Jewish passion, civilly communicated, about an important Jewish issue, but I understand the latter groups’ concerns. In some ways, I even share them.

The goal of us all, however deep our theological or political differences may be, is that peace reign in Israel, and none of us can know whether Mr. Trump’s announcement will bring that desideratum closer or, God forbid, push it even farther away.

While the president’s action was a simple recognition of reality—not to mention a reflection of long-standing American law, i.e. The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995—I am sensitive, as are the president’s critics, to the impact of his move on the deep-seated, sincere feelings of Arabs in Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas, many of whom have characterized the new American policy as an ugly, callous affront to their sensibilities.
Wow, fascinating! If he's got such a poor position on Jerusalem's validity, and even a lenient, otherwise accepting view of Islam, then no wonder he's got such a lenient view of Haredi extremists. Of course, the funny thing is how he wrote this crappy op-ed to argue that Reform should consider "cultural sensitivity" towards the brand of "Orthodox" he adheres to, even as he sides with them full force on any position that could harm Israel. And what's this, he views the PLO as legit?
But zoom in with me, please, to a small part of modern Jerusalem, a parcel that sits in its Old City: The Temple Mount. It is a place, incidentally, where Israel shows respect for Muslim Arabs’ feelings, where two large mosques have functioned unhindered even after Israel conquered the area in 1967, despite the fact that the site in antiquity served as the worship-locus of all Jews’ ancestors.
Does he know that Muslims on the Temple Mount have many times over the years acted with violence, and even destroyed some antiquities? His whole viewpoint is naive in the extreme, and he should be ashamed of himself for basically shunning his heritage that the Temple Mount happens to be, all because he doesn't want to "offend" people who consider violence a perfectly acceptable reaction in every way, shape and form. As a result, how can I possibly accept his argument about what he considers Jewish "norms"? Coming from a supremacist like him, it's awfully rich.

Anyway, it's still quite bizarre how somebody can say he has a problem with a branch of Judaism yet fully agrees with a cowardly position said branch extols. Why do anti-Zionist Haredis and Reform have a problem with each other, yet make strange bedfellows on anti-Israelism? Shafran's just proven why some critics of ultra-Orthodoxy within Orthodox circles themselves find his visions so offensive - because he really does undermine the sect/movement as a whole with his 5th column approach.

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Thursday, December 07, 2017 

There's Muslim out there reacting poorly to Trump's declaration of recognition

Sad but unsurprising, there have been cases of Islamists besides in just Gaza, Judea/Samaria who've been reacting badly to Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capitol. One such case took place in Holland, and the worst part is that the law's response was otherwise poor:
Police are investigating the smashing of the windows of a kosher restaurant in a heavily Jewish part of the Dutch capital by a man wearing a Palestinian flag.

The incident at HaCarmel restaurant occurred Thursday morning, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The AT5 television station showed a video of the incident, in which a man holding a large stick while holding a Palestinian flag and wearing a Palestinian keffiyah scarf on his head smashes the window and kicks down the restaurant’s doors as passersby and two police officers look on.

In the video, the officers wait as the man breaks into the restaurant and then returns to the street holding an Israeli flag that he took from inside, which he throws at their feet. They then overpower and arrest him.

Police said the man, which a spokesperson defined as a “pro-Palestinian activist,” was 29-year-old foreigner with a temporary residence permit. Police would not indicate his nationality, the WNL television channel reported. The suspect is scheduled to be released Wednesday as per the maximum detainment period afforded by the law for suspects arrested for alleged vandalism, WNL reported.
Well that is a very bad legal system, and the authorities didn't even take action against him until he'd come out with the Israeli flag he'd taken. It's stunning how, all these years, authorities in Europe and lawmakers acted with incredible negligence, failing to draft any laws that could help protect them better, which is exactly why they're at the point they are now with Islamofascists devouring the continent.

And several countries in the UN didn't do any better with their negative reactions:
Leaders from around the world condemned the US and President Donald Trump for his historic recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling for Jerusalem’s status to be resolved by negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Eight of the 15-member United Nations Security Council (UNSC) called for an urgent meeting to discuss Trump’s decision, according to media reports.

Britain and France, two permanent UNSC members, along with Sweden, Italy, Egypt, Uruguay, Bolivia and Senegal have called for the urgent meeting, which is expected to be held on Friday.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated that “Jerusalem is a final status issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the two parties on the basis of the relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions.”

“For my part as the United Nations Secretary-General, I will do everything in my power to support the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to return to meaningful negotiations and to realize this vision of a lasting peace for both people,” he stated

“In this moment of great anxiety, I want to make it clear: there is no alternative to the two-state solution. There is no Plan B,” said the UN Secretary-General. [...]

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she is concerned that the US decision will increase tensions with the Palestinians, and that Australia does not intend to shift its embassy from Tel Aviv.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he disapproved of the decision to recognize Jerusalem, calling it a “unilateral decision”.

He added that France remains attached to “a solution of two states, Israeli and Palestinian, with Jerusalem as the capital for both of them.”
The obsession with 2-state solutions continues, along with victim-blaming and selfishness. Which enables creatures like Turkey's premier to remain vicious:
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has threatened to cut ties with Israel over the announcement, continued on Thursday his strong criticism of the US decision.

Erdogan also compared Trump to a “blender” stirring up trouble in the region.

Most Arab countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Tunisia also condemned Trump’s announcement.
Well, if that's the way he/they want it, then let us dub them "the blenders", because all they can think of is trouble stirring. If they won't abandon Islam and their anti-Israelism, they're all a disgrace and shame.

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Theresa May's openly hostile to Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem

The British premier's let it be known she's not only against Israeli self-determination, she's also attacked Donald Trump for having the courage to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol:
Following the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump to move the country’s Israeli embassy to Jerusalem and recognise it as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to confront him, arguing Jerusalem must be shared between Israelis and Palestinians.

The Prime Minister made her remarks on Wednesday afternoon at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, saying she was “intending to speak to President Trump about this matter but our position has not changed.”

Mrs May added: “The status of Jerusalem should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Jerusalem should ultimately form a shared capital between the Israeli and Palestinian states.”

The statement from the Prime Minister could prolong the diplomatic row that began last week when the U.S. President shared several tweets purporting to show acts of violence committed by Muslims in Europe and the Middle East.
And she's the one who's leading to it, though I'm sure she won't repent or admit the mistakes she's making. What's stupefying is that this news is coming just shortly after the reports that UK authorities foiled a jihadist plot on Downing Street:
Some have pointed out the absurdity of the hysteria around President Trump’s retweets, when earlier this week UK police arrested a pair of radical Islamic extremists who allegedly hatched a plot to bomb Downing Street and assassinate the Prime Minister.
And all she's worried about is Trump's recognition of Israel's capitol? It's truly mind-boggling. She's just another faux-conservative who won't wake up to reality and understand the dangers now looming in the UK, all because of the disastrous policies even her government's led to. Well, if that's how she wants it, then I guess her government's one the USA needn't consider worth bothering to maintain relations with.

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Evil NGO buys hotel in French village for housing illegal immigrants

An outrage in a French village over plans by a NGO aiding illegal immigrants to use a hotel they bought through stealth tactics for housing them:
Residents of Villars-les-Dombes have reacted with anger to news that migrants will be settled in the picturesque French village thanks to the ‘secretive’ purchase of a hotel by a migration NGO.

The Association for the Protection of Children and Adults (ADSEA) bought the only hotel for sale in the whole commune, Mayor Pierre Larrieu told reporters, stressing that the purchase was made “in unacceptable conditions — behind our backs”.

It was only in mid-November that the mayor received a phone call informing him that the Ribotel in Villars-les-Dombes — situated just 100 metres from a major tourist attraction — was to be transformed into a reception and orientation centre (CAD) for migrants, 90 of whom would be arriving on December 4.

On Thursday, a public meeting to discuss the shock development was attended by around 400 of the commune’s 4,500 residents who responded to the news with “fear” and “hostility”, according to French media, which reported that “even local officials” were unhappy about the situation — and the lack of transparency in how it came about.
They're rightfully worried about the likely crime that could take place and even damage the tourist attractions they have, including an ornithology park nearby. By all means, they should do everything they can to resist this horrible plan to foist a disaster upon their region.

And whoever sold the hotel to the NGO should be ashamed of themselves, and sternly condemned/ostracized for their crime.

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It's a time for rejoicing

As Nadav Shragai says after Trump broke new ground by discarding a terrible policy of past US governments and announced recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capitol:
Jews have a reason to celebrate U.S President Donald Trump's declaration on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. True, this was not the Edict of Cyrus during our Babylonian exile in biblical times that allowed us to return to our homeland, nor was it the Balfour Declaration a century ago that promised us a national home in our ancestral homeland. Moreover, under U.S. influence, Jerusalem is still undergoing a sort of construction freeze in neighborhoods on the other side of the Green Line – but if the price for what we heard Wednesday night is an extension of construction limitations in Jerusalem, it turns out we profited from our loss. As the Bible says, "The trouble does not warrant bothering the king" (Esther 7:4). After this has been said, we can rejoice.

First and foremost, we celebrate because Trump's declaration crushes, at least for the time being, the dream of those who wish for a divided Jerusalem. It destroyed the houses of cards, contingency plans and imagined scenarios from over the past two decades that have been supported by some American administrations, EU states and various research institutes.
I think it remains to be seen now whether the EU is willing to respect Trump's decision and move their embassies to Jerusalem as well. Anyway, this is vital for the next step of ensuring we can do contruction beyond the so-called green line, and also ensure that illegal building by Islamists will be taken down. Those are just more of the very matters now facing us.

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Now Manuel Valls tells us

The former French prime minister under Francois Hollande's presidency has acknowledged that jihadists are acting in the name of Islam:
Former French prime minister Manuel Valls has insisted that not only do jihadists act in the name of Islam, but denying terrorists are true Muslims removes the responsibility of other Muslims to act.

Mr. Valls, who served under Socialist President François Hollande, made his comments in a recent interview in which he stressed the importance of helping moderate Muslims combat radical Islamic extremism, L’Express reports.

“To say that Islam and Islamism have nothing to do with it is to deny any responsibility to act to our fellow Muslims. We must help them, we must help them to fight within themselves these totalitarian ideologies of Salafism or the Muslim Brotherhood,” Valls said.
Well gee, how come he didn't say so before, when he was part of Hollande's government? As of now, he's part of Emmanuel Macron's political party, probably out of opportunism, but if he's not part of the cabinet, he's hardly in the most ideal position to make these statements, and besides, there's no moderate Islam, as Turkey's premier just repeated.

Furthermore, in the prior government incumbency, Valls spectacularly failed to guarantee security in France, one more reason why his comments now aren't enough.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017 

Congress passes Taylor Force Act

Finally, it looks like Congress has passed the bill needed to cut funding to terrorists, though it'll still need to pass in the Senate:
The House passed the Taylor Force Act, which cuts all funding to the Palestinian Authority until it stops financially rewarding terrorists.

The Taylor Force Act, which will cut American aid to the Palestinian Authority as long as it pays stipends to terrorists and their families, a scheme sometimes referred to as “pay to slay,” easily passed the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday, with strong bipartisan support.

It will now move to the full Senate, where it will be voted on as part of the foreign operations bill.

The bill passed “easily” in a voice vote, which was “a sign of how united Republicans and Democrats are on the bill,” the Washington Examiner reported.

The Taylor Force Act is named for the US army veteran who was stabbed to death in March 2016 by a Palestinian terrorist while visiting Israel.

The terrorist who killed Force was later killed, but he was described as “heroic” by Fatah, the main Palestinian political faction, and his family receives a stipend from the Palestinian Authority (PA).
And this is why it's time to stop funding an Islamic terror movement that's never changed.

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Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capitol

It's great to know that Donald Trump's announcing recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capitol. It's a very courageous move, and we cannot allow the PLO and other Islamic sources to dictate, or cause violence in revenge. Joel Pollak's explained why this is a big deal:
To understand why, it is important to understand the history of the city. The Old Testament describes in 2 Samuel 5 how King David conquered the city and made it his capital, over 3000 years ago. It later describes in 1 Kings 8 how David’s son, King Solomon, built the Holy Temple and installed the Ark of the Covenant there. Since then, Jews have always faced Jerusalem in their daily prayers. It is the center of the Jewish faith and the core of Jewish history.

The Bible also tells the story of how the Jews were exiled from Jerusalem by the Babylonians, and later returned to rebuild the Temple. Another exile happened after 70 A.D., when the Romans destroyed the Second Temple and the city itself. Still, many Jews remained, and Jews worldwide prayed for 2,000 years for a return to “Zion.” Jews have been the largest ethnic group in Jerusalem for nearly 200 years, and a majority since the mid-nineteenth century.

Jerusalem is also holy to Christians and to Muslims, though it is less central to either. And under Israeli sovereignty, all religions have enjoyed the freedom to worship at their respective holy sites. The Temple Mount — or Haram ash-Sharif, to Muslims — has only been closed when there are imminent security threats, as radicals have sometimes used that holy site to attack Jews worshipping at the Western Wall — the last remnant of the Temple — below.
Muslims turn towards Mecca when they pray their awful Religion of Peace. The only reason Jerusalem "means" something to them is when they want to delegitimize Israel and find ways to endanger it to terrorism.

I've just watched the televised broadcast from the White House where Trump has made the announcements. I'm glad that's been accomplished. And it looks like some African embassies are already willing to move their offices to Jerusalem. Unfortunately, as expected, there is Islamic hostility brewing, including Recep Erdogan's over in Turkey:
The spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the U.S. was “plunging the region and the world into a fire with no end in sight.” He added that an emergency summit of Muslim nations under the auspices of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has been scheduled for December 13 in Istanbul.
It's pretty clear the ummah's not going to accept, but then, they never have. Only when they abandon Islam will they hopefully accept what even they must surely realize is just.

For now, Trump's to be congratulated for the bold step he's taken in recognizing Jerusalem's validity as Israel's capitol.

Update: some of the major opposition parties in the Knesset have supported Trump's declaration, which is good, although the Meretz party, along with the Arabic parties, are opposed. But Yair Lapid's going about things the right way, voicing his own support for the move.

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Monday, December 04, 2017 

Court again orders Beit Shemesh mayor to have modesty signs removed

The court in charge of the case of Haredi extremists putting up modesty warning signs in Beit Shemesh has once again given Moshe Abutbol the order to take down the signs before December 18:
The High Court of Justice issued the final ruling on Monday in a five-year-long battle over women’s rights in Beit Shemesh, ordering the mayor to tear down all of the "offensive" modesty signs plastered around the city.

Mayor Moshe Abutbul was given until December 18 to remove all the eight signs remaining in the city.

To ensure that new signs were not put up as soon as existing ones were taken down, as has occurred in the past, the High Court ordered police to stand guard around the city in the next few weeks.

Some of the controversial signs instruct women how to dress, requiring them to wear long sleeves and long skirts and no tight-fitting clothing. Others admonish women to keep off the sidewalks near synagogues and yeshivas, where men tend to congregate.

In 2013, the Israel Religious Action Center, the advocacy arm of the Reform movement in Israel, filed a suit against the municipality and the mayor on behalf of four Modern Orthodox women, all residents of Beit Shemesh, for refusing to remove the signs, as required by a government report published that year.

The population of Beit Shemesh is largely split between Modern Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, Jews.

In their suit, the plaintiffs argued that not only were the signs offensive and humiliating, but they also encouraged harassment and violence against women who chose to ignore them.

The Beit Shemesh Magistrate's Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in January 2015 and ordered the municipality to pay the women damages for its negligence in handling the matter. Despite that ruling, the signs were not removed, and the plaintiffs were forced to take their suit to a higher court.

In June 2016, the Jerusalem District Court gave Abutbul three weeks to remove the illegal signs and to act more vigilantly against offenders. After the mayor did not comply with that ruling either, this past June, the Jerusalem District Court responded to a request submitted by IRAC and declared him in contempt of court. It ordered the city to pay 10,000 shekels ($2,860) a day in fines until all the signs were removed.

Abutbul tried to get the High Court to overturn this decision but failed, with the justices declaring on Monday, as they read their ruling, that the exclusion of women will not be tolerated in any city in Israel.

“We who stand at the forefront of the war against exclusion of women in Israel see in this decision to remove all the modesty signs a major victory for the rule of law and for the rights of women to respect and equality,” said attorney Orly Erez-Likhovski, head of IRAC's legal department. “We will continue to monitor and fight against all attempts to exclude women in Israeli society.”

The High Court of Justice is scheduled to reconvene in late December and determine whether the mayor has complied with the latest ruling. Only then will it decide whether the city will be required to pay any of the fines previously imposed on it.
I hope they do make sure Abutbol and company pay very serious sums. Their lawbreaking is stunning, and he's already proven himself an extremist sympathizer.

Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll gives more insight on the case:
In the culmination of a five-year battle begun by four Orthodox women, each of whom had been physically assaulted in proximity to the signs, and during which the city repeatedly reneged on its promises, the judges made clear that further stallings and excuses would not be tolerated.

According to the ruling, the signs, some of which dictate how women must dress and others that tell women where they can and cannot walk, must come down by December 18th, or Mayor Moshe Abutbol can be jailed for contempt.
By all means, he should be. Especially after he was caught giving a bigoted radio speech:
Mayor Abutbol, in response, said in an interview with radio station Reshet B: “The women must respect the sensitivities of residents of a private neighborhood. There is no room for provocations.”
So let's get this straight. The neighborhood is "private" rather than the home? What a disgrace. With that statement, he basically proved where he stands, and his thinking patterns.
Judge Shoham said in the hearing, “Now they are asking for long sleeves and long skirt. What will they ask for next?” (He then passed his hand in front of his face to imply veils.)

Before suggesting that this is hyperbole, it should be noted that what used to be four street signs, at the start of this lawsuit, are now eight. As a Beit Shemesh resident myself, I have watched the extremism grow worse. In a significant escalation, this year, teens walking through these areas on Shabbat to their volunteer assignments were met with insults and projectiles by dozens and at times hundreds of men, women and children. Not until their institutions and illegal buildings were threatened did the assaults stop.
It would not shock me if one day, if something isn't done and messages aren't made clear, the most extreme cults of Haredis will indeed decree that veils not unlike the Islamic religion's will be considered the next step in their backwards journey into darkness and madness. That's why a serious demand must be made for Haredis to reeducate their subjects, and in fact, they should practically be discouraged from leading such lifestyles. Otherwise, the danger of extremism of this sort still lurks.

And Abutbol should go to jail if he won't comply with the law.

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Teacher fired from Haredi nursery for living with boyfriend wins lawsuit

The UK Mirror reported that an unmarried nursery teacher fired for living with her boyfriend has won compensation:
A teacher at an orthodox Jewish nursery who was sacked for 'living in sin' with her boyfriend has won her case of religious and sexual discrimination.

Zelda de Groen, 24, was subjected to a 'humiliating' interview by bosses who probed her private life and told her at 23 she should be married.

They told her that having kids outside of marriage would 'not be tolerated' in her workplace.
Why? Because they don't want a Jewish woman to bear more children to rebuild a society decimated during WW2? For people who supposedly want there to be more children in the Jewish world, they sure don't seem very enthusiastic when a bachelorette might have them. It's not the worst that could happen, and if the father doesn't take responsibilities, that's his fault, not hers.
She was hauled out of classes for the 'chat' after some parents at the Gan Menachem nursery had complained when it became known she was living with her boyfriend Oz Waknin.

During the hour-long dressing down she was told by her bosses headteacher Miriam Lieberman and nursery manager Dina Toron that a solution could be to lie and just deny she was living with him.

They thought that the problem had been solved but when she asked for an apology about her treatment two days later she was disciplined and sacked from the nursery in Hendon, north London.

Ms de Groen, now 24 who has since married Mr Waknin, successfully sued the nursery for direct and indirect religious discrimination, direct sex discrimination and harassment.

In their ruling, the tribunal panel said: "She was dealing with senior managers who were behaving rather like an overbearing mother and elder sister.

"The effect was undoubtedly humiliating, degrading and offensive.

"The claimant was distraught during and after the meeting and reasonably so. She was being probed about her private life in ways which suggested that she was behaving badly and foolishly.

"The conduct of the respondent after that meeting was equally offensive and hurtful to the claimant and continued her humiliation and degradation."
I'd say the parents who complained about her living with her boyfriend out of wedlock have to apologize for causing her a lot of trouble over something that's petty compared to topics like Islamofascism, which is already eating up the UK as we speak.

Interestingly, it also says here:
She had worked at the nursery for four years, rising to the position of team leader and although the nursery was run on ultra-orthodox lines many of the parents whose children went there held different beliefs within the Jewish spectrum.
Whether or not the clients changed, they did not set a good example by making things hard on a woman who's trying to earn a living. Unwed couples are not the worst thing to happen. It's just whether they commit serious offenses like murder and assault that matters. The parents and managers alike were being extremely petty. If it was such a big deal to them, they could have turned to her themselves and tried to encourage her to marry sooner, but instead, they chose to raise a tempest in a teapot and damage somebody else's career and pride. Poor example.

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2 Bedouin tribalists arrested in murder of IDF soldier

Some suspects have been arrested in the murder of the IDF soldier in Arad last week:
Two Bedouin Israelis were arrested on Friday on suspicion that they had stabbed a soldier to death in southern Israel last week, the Shin Bet security service announced on Monday.

On Thursday night, Sgt. Ron Kokia was stabbed to death at a bus stop in the city of Arad in what the Shin Bet said was a terror attack.

The assailants stole the soldier’s gun and fled the scene, prompting a widespread manhunt across southern Israel.

Two suspects from southern Israel were arrested a day later, but the information was not immediately cleared for publication. On Monday, that gag order was partially removed.

According to the Shin Bet, one of the suspects admitted during an interrogation to murdering Kokia.

“He even led Shin Bet investigators to retrieve the soldier’s gun,”
the service said in a statement.
The Bedouin Islamists are just as dangerous today as any other, and their evil led to an innocent man's death.

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Sunday, December 03, 2017 

Haredi rabbi bans followers from looking at 50 shekel banknote because diplomat's wife didn't convert to Judaism

Seems we've got another joker who thinks a banknote carrying the image of a guy whose non-Jewish wife didn't convert from Christianity to Judaism is reason to avoid taking a visual look at the monetary publication:
A top Sephardic rabbi in Israel sparked controversy when he ruled recently that religious people should not look at the 50-shekel banknote because it is adorned with the image of Shaul Tchernichovsky, a renowned Hebrew poet who was married to a Christian woman.

Shaul Tchernichovsky was born in Russia and created most of his work in Israel in the early 19th century. He is considered to be one of the greatest Hebrew poets, and was married to a Russian woman named Melania Karlova.

According to Kikar HaShabbat, a Hebrew-language daily which caters to the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel, Rabbi Benzion Mutzafi made the ruling after teaching several of his students over the weekend.

Following a lesson he held, the rabbi reportedly pulled out a 50-shekel note from his pocket and told one of his students that he should be forbidden from looking at the banknote.

The rabbi's written explanation to his controversial ruling went as follows: "As for the illustrated figure [referencing the image of Tchernichovesky], It is known that he was 'married' to a devout Christian who would go to pray in church every Sunday.

They say that at the time, Rabbi Kook [who was the chief Ashkenazi rabbi in Israel prior to the country's establishment] begged, implored and asked him to try to convince her to convert to Judaism. And he refused."

Rabbi Mutzafi reportedly went on to add that "in our tradition, there are grave things written about whoever [lives his life] with a Christian. Tied to him like a dog. [People like that are] called apostates. Rabbi Moses ben Maimon called it 'the wreck of the nation.'"

"Therefore," Rabbi Mutzafi continued, "I place the banknote in my pocket with it folded upside down so that I don't even have to look at it for a second."

As a senior rabbi in the Sephardic community in Israel, Rabbi Mutzafi's ruling, which encourages the shunning of non-Jews, has a direct impact on Haredi Jews living in the country.

The 50-shekel note was introduced in 2014 and prompted angry reactions from senior religious figures in Israel.

Orthodox rabbi Shlomo Aviner said Tchernichovsky's portrait on the bill was "horribly grating."

Bentzi Gosptein, the leader of anti-assimilation group Lehava, reportedly told Kikar HaShabbat at the time that one couldn't help but use the banknotes featuring Tchernichovsky but that Israelis should instead "learn who the real role models are."

The ultra-Orthodox community living in Israel adheres to Halachic rulings of senior rabbis, who dictate how individuals should carry out their lives on a variety of topics: marriage, dating, child-rearing, nutrition and other issues pertaining to routine life.

According to their faith, direct followers of Rabbi Mutzafi now have to abstain from looking at the banknote.
Wow, looking at somebody whom they perceive as a terminal traitor is the worst thing that could happen, not whether the guy committed serious criminal offenses, which he didn't.

What's hilarious is that, for somebody declaring it's bad to live with a Christian, people like sure live like Christians, certainly in a manner of speaking. I've sometimes thought the Haredi customs borrowed more than a bit from Christianity, and can't help but wonder if, had the Russian guy married a Muslim woman, and worse, converted to Islam himself, the rabbi's reaction would be entirely different. Sadly, that assumption probably isn't far off, seeing how irresponsible and petty these spiritual frauds really are.

Oh, and what if he also opposes taking visual looks at the lady poets who'll now grace the sides of at least two new monetary note formats? If that be the case, then I'm not sure what his beef is with a Russian-born poet who married somebody who didn't change her official religious beliefs. Certainly it's unfortunate if she didn't, but that doesn't mean they should be damned to the end of time as the guru wants to do. Again, if their background is clean with no criminal records, that has to count somehow.

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