Friday, September 21, 2018 

PLO is paying family of Ari Fuld's murderer

Once again, the PLO's demonstrated why they cannot be funded, and US ambassador David Friedman's spoken out against them:
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Thursday lambasted the Palestinian Authority’s declared intention to make monthly payments to the family of the Palestinian terrorist who stabbed Israeli Ari Fuld to death on Sunday.

Friedman called the payments “unconscionable” and said the PA’s practice of making such payments to terrorists and their families was an obstacle to peace.

“The Palestinian Prisoner Affairs Commission has confirmed that the family of the terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld is ‘eligible to receive a monthly salary’ as compensation for his incarceration,” Friedman tweeted. “This practice is unconscionable and must stop if there is to be any hope for peace.”
There won't be any with the PLO around. Let's not delude ourselves there.
Earlier this month, US Ambassador Friedman charged that the US has “thrown more than $10 billion” in aid to the Palestinians. He lamented that US taxpayer funds, rather than be used positively, had been partly spent on Palestinian Authority stipends to terrorists, to fund inciting education, and to finance an agency — UNRWA — that, by extending refugee status to descendants of Palestinian refugees, was perpetuating rather than helping solve the refugee problem.

Said Friedman: “To spend hard-earned taxpayer dollars to fund stipends to terrorists and their families, to expend funds to perpetuate rather than to mitigate refugee status, and to finance hate-filled textbooks — I ask you, how does that provide value to the United States or the region?”
It most absolutely doesn't. It hurts the USA and all other countries doing it very badly, including Israel. They must not get even a single penny more.

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"Child refugee" arrested in Marseille for rapes with knife

In Marseille, which has a large Muslim population, an Ivorian teenager was discovered committing rapes at knifepoint:
A 16-year-old Ivorian who arrived in France as an unaccompanied minor has been arrested on suspicion of committing a series of violent rapes after his DNA was identified at the scene of an attack.

The suspect, who had been living in asylum lodgings since he came to France four years ago, was arrested as he exited from his high school in Marseille last week, and has refused to speak about the case while in pre-trial detention.

With DNA having implicated the same person in three serious rapes, the teenager’s identification and arrest had become a top priority for police “in view of his multiplying number of criminal acts”, a source close to the case said, adding: “We felt he was growing more bold.”

The first alleged assault took place in the early morning of April 24, when a 58-year-old woman was attacked from behind by a stranger while she was walking to work through the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille.

Taking care not to show his face, the assailant threatened the woman with a knife and then raped her, according to political and news magazine Le Point.

Police realised they were dealing with a serial rapist after two women came forward with reports of similar attacks, one of which took place on May 19 in Marseille’s 1st arrondissement and the other in the city’s 13th district, on August 2.
So this junior devil was allowed to remain in the country, much like countless other invaders, and even allowed to attend school. No wonder it's become such a horror there.

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Corrupt court orders Marine Le Pen to undergo psychiatric evaluation

It's bad enough the French justice system is persecuting Marine Le Pen for condemning Islam and the ISIS executions. Now, they're trying to have her declared insane:
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group.

Le Pen shared the gruesome images in December 2015, a few weeks after IS jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris, sparking widespread condemnation in France.

The 50-year-old leader of the National Rally (formerly the National Front), who lost to Emmanuel Macron in last year’s presidential vote, was stripped of her parliamentary immunity over the pictures and charged with circulating violent messages that can be viewed by minors.

On Thursday, she tweeted copies of a court order requiring her to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Dated September 11, it calls for the tests to be carried out “as soon as possible” to establish whether Le Pen “is capable of understanding remarks and answering questions.”

“It’s crazy,”
fumed Le Pen, herself a trained lawyer.

“I thought I had been through it all: well, no! For having condemned Daesh [IS] horrors in tweets, the ‘justice system’ is putting me through psychiatric tests! Just how far will they go?” she asked, repeating her view that it was part of a government plot to discredit her.

Speaking to reporters in the halls of the National Assembly, Le Pen said she felt “persecuted” by the state and would defy the order.

‘I won’t go!’
“Of course I won’t go and submit myself to this psychiatric evaluation,” she declared, daring the investigating magistrate to “force” her.

Under French law there is no legal mechanism for forcing a person to comply with such an order.

The prosecutor’s office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, where the court is located, said such tests were routine in cases involving the dissemination of violent messages.

But there were howls of indignation from Le Pen’s supporters and allies nonetheless.

Italy’s powerful far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted his sympathy for Le Pen, along with a photograph of himself and the Frenchwoman greeting each other, their arms outstretched and faces wreathed in smiles.

“A prosecutor has ordered psychiatric tests on Marine Le Pen. There are no words. Solidarity with her and those French people who love liberty,” wrote Salvini, whose League party is in an alliance with Le Pen’s faction.

Right-wing euroskeptic Nicolas Dupont-Aignan wondered whether the French justice system was inspired by the Soviet Union, where political opponents were thrown in psychiatric hospitals.

“Next step the gulag?”
he asked in a tweet.

Even some of Le Pen’s opponents expressed misgivings about the tests.

Her leftist nemesis Jean-Luc Melenchon, the France Unbowed leader who once called Le Pen “half-demented,” tweeted his “total disagreement” with the court order.

“It’s not these kind of methods that will drive back the far right,”
wrote Melenchon, a fierce critic of Macron, who denounced the court order as a “political decision.”
But it seems as though the far left has nothing to worry about from the same, does it? Possibly not, because they're otherwise considered acceptable company. This is definitely not going to save France from Islamofascism, nor is the establishment's efforts to get the National Rally's fundings cut. If the justice system really doesn't want to make itself look bad, they'll grind this poor show to a screeching halt. Regardless, Marine shouldn't go to such an obviously political "evaluation".

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Temple Mount riots were led by the son of a murderer

There was some violence by Muslims during this year's Yom Kippur. But for now, what's also eyebrow raising is that police discovered a gang from east Jerusalem who were leading riots on the Temple Mount, led by the son of a jihadist:
Recently, Shin Bet interrogators, together with the Israel Police, uncovered a network of Arab youths, residents of Israel from eastern Jerusalem, who led violent confrontations on the Temple Mount at the end of July this year after Friday prayers.

In addition, a squad of activists who purchased firecrackers were discovered and later smuggled into the Temple Mount to attack the security forces outside the mountain area at the end of Friday prayers on the Mount. Following the severe incident, four policemen were injured, and as a result of the violent incidents, the Temple Mount was closed for several hours.

In the course of interrogations by the Shin Bet and the police, Ahmed Abu Tzibah, a Hamas terrorist from Kafr Aqab, who had been released a few months earlier, was found to have began the group after being sentenced to eight months in prison for his activities in the terrorist organization Shabab al-Aqsa.

Tzibah is the son of Mesbah Abu Tzibh, who carried out a deadly shooting attack in October 2016 in Jerusalem, during which Livneh Malihi and the Yossi Kirma were murdered.

The investigation revealed that Tzibah was the one who led the violent event, transferred the funding for the fireworks, and instructed to recruit additional activists to riot on the Temple Mount, as well as fire the flares at the Israeli forces.
And now he can be the one to make license plates in prisons, for life. "Like father, like son" indeed. Somebody who carried on the Religion of Peace in the name of his worthless father.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 

Will a French memorial museum for terror victims be honest about the influences leading to the horrors?

French president Emmanuel Macron says he intends to build a museum dedicated to victims of terrorism, not unlike what's located at Ground Zero in New York City for several years now:
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the creation of a memorial museum to the victims of terrorism during an annual ceremony to remember those killed in terror attacks.

Macron made the announcement of the new memorial museum at the 19th annual ceremony organised by the French Association for Victims of Terrorism and the National Federation of the Victims of Attacks and Collective Accidents, France 24 reports.

The French leader also announced the creation of the National Centre for Resources and Resilience (CNRR), a centre that aims to improve the lives of trauma victims and will be located in a university hospital. The move is part of a broader plan to combat sexual violence.

A national day to remember terrorist victims is also in the works but the French president has yet to decide on a date, though organisations have proposed March 11th which has been chosen by the European Union as a day to mourn and remember victims of attacks that have occurred on European soil.
The challenging query is, will this museum be any more honest about the ideologies and influences that led to these horrors? Namely, the Islamic koran? As far as I know, political correctness has already found its way into the 9-11 museum in NYC, so can we be shocked if the victims and their families in France are also let down? It's not enough to just say these folks were victims of violence. It has to be made clear they were also victims of Islamic-influenced racism, antisemitism and misogyny. Otherwise, justice has not been served at all.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 

I'm sorry, but Theresa May cannot be taken at face value

Britain's premier says there's no excuses for antisemitism and anti-Israeli boycotts:
British Prime Minister Theresa May told leaders of the UK’s Jewish community on Monday there can be no excuses for anti-Semitism or “unacceptable” calls to boycott Israeli goods.

In a direct attack on opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn ahead of the Labour Party conference next weekend, she said criticising the actions of Israel’s government could never be an excuse for “hatred against the Jewish people” in an address at the United Jewish Israel Appeal’s (UJIA) 70th anniversary dinner.

“I stand with the UJIA. I stand with Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people. And I stand with the entire Jewish community in Britain,” May said.
But she won't move the UK embassy to Jerusalem or allow Pamela Geller/Robert Spencer into Britain, and she will allow Islamofascists into Britain, and allow them to remain there, along with the soaring crime rate? I'm sorry, but this is just too easy on her part, and she's already proven such a disastrous politician, I wouldn't buy diddly squat of her blabber. Her standing on Brexit isn't pleasing either. The Jewish community shouldn't even have bothered to attend. Her whole speech falls flat.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 

Terrorist trainers in New Mexico indicted

The federal authorities in New Mexico have brought some of the offenders in the terror compound case to trial:
The five accused Muslim terrorists arrested in rural New Mexico near the Colorado state line this summer after an alleged school-shooter terrorist training facility was raided Aug. 3 were indicted last week on weapons and conspiracy charges by a federal grand jury.

This is the case in which five adults, including Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, were arrested after authorities found 11 hungry, filthy children living in squalid conditions in a terrorist training compound in Amalia, Taos County, a remote part of New Mexico. The children were reportedly being trained to commit school shootings. The remains of a three-year-old disabled boy, since identified as Wahhaj’s son, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, were discovered on the property which was filled with weapons. The five individuals faced state-level child abuse charges but those were thrown out after local prosecutors failed to conduct preliminary hearings within state-imposed deadlines. The local district attorney said the charges will soon be refiled.

To the horror of law-and-order and counter-terrorism advocates, Judge Sarah C. Backus (D) of the Eighth Judicial District of New Mexico ordered the jihadist quintet released in August
. Backus claimed a voter-approved state law left her no choice but to order the release of the defendants on a mere $20,000 bail per defendant with no up-front deposit. Feigning ignorance of the nature of Islamic terrorism, Backus wrote in her decision at the time that even though "[t]he state alleges that there was a big plan afoot … the state hasn't shown to my satisfaction and by clear and convincing evidence what that plan was." She added cutely that none of the defendants had a criminal record.

The FBI arrested the defendants on Aug. 31. The day after the indictment was approved by a federal grand jury on Sept. 11, federal Judge Kirtan Khalsa denied bail for all the defendants.
Did they manage to track and re-arrest all culprits who tried to evade the law after being wrongly released? I sure hope so, and it sounds like it. But there's still certain suspects who haven't been named in the indictment, such as:
What’s particularly interesting about the indictment is that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, whose father of the same name is a notorious jihadist imam, is not identified as the terrorist cell’s religious leader. Wahhaj’s father, who was close to the Blind Sheikh who orchestrated the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 that left seven people (including an unborn baby) dead, is deeply involved in Democrat politics. Imam Wahhaj used to be a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) national advisory board. He offered an opening prayer at an event called “Jumah at the DNC” at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 and has been called the spiritual adviser of jihad sympathizer and Bernie Sanders supporter Linda Sarsour. Sarsour co-chairs the Women’s March organization and openly admits membership in America’s largest Marxist group, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
This doesn't sound good if the main religious overlord's being left out. Did he manage to flee? I'm not sure from this report, but if that's the case, then the justice system really performed a serious failure.

For now, let's hope prosecutors are able to ensure the monsters who are in custody will get severe prison terms.

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Messianic congregation's building in Ashdod targeted by Haredi vandals

There's another case in the southern end of the country involving ultra-Orthodox vandals desecrating private property over differences of religious practice:
The messianic Jewish community in Ashdod has suffered two acts of vandalism in recent days, which it says was perpetrated by two ultra-Orthodox men. The perpetrators sprayed painted graffiti on the Beit Hallel Congregation’s new building with the words, “The mission is a national danger,” and “not to the mission” sprayed repeatedly on various parts of the building.

Founder and Senior Pastor of the Voice of Judah Israel and Beit Hallel Congregation Israel Pochtar noted the building is private property, surrounded by a fence.

“A few days ago, several ultra-Orthodox [people] entered illegally into our property and decided to vandalize private property in broad daylight,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Monday, accompanied by pictures of two ultra-Orthodox men who appear to be spraying the graffiti.

“They sprayed all over the property graffiti making [it] clear it is an act of hatred against Messianic Jews,” Pochtar said. He added that they returned the following day to continue spraying more graffiti. According to Pochtar, the perpetrators vandalized steel doors, walls, marble and windows, causing the congregation financial damage.

“We immediately extracted footage from our surveillance cameras and went to press charges. Obviously, the police tried to minimize the events as something insignificant, but we insisted that according to the law, vandalism and graffiti spraying on private property can be penalized with up to a year in prison. We showed we had evidence of the perpetrators, and the police was basically forced to take our complaint seriously,” Pochtar said.

Lachish district police spokesman Shimon Cohen told The Jerusalem Post that after receiving a complaint, the police opened an investigation into the incident.

The congregation comprises some 300 people, and since 2011, Pochtar says they have faced systematic harassment, bullying, shaming and threats from ultra-Orthodox residents of the city.
So because this is a congregation that supports Christian figure Jesus, they just have to make things worse. No less disturbing, of course, is the originally disinterested response by police who acted as though such vandalism is a minor offense. And then you wonder how the horrific incident at Bnot Orot in Beit Shemesh could initially occur in the same year given.

If the police are smart this time, they'll make sure to track and arrest the offenders and give an order for all such ultra-Orthodox hoodlums not to come within several blocks of the property.

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Monday, September 17, 2018 

Salvini blames Sarkozy for Gaddafi's downfall and rise of illegal immigration invasion

Sputnik News reports that Italy's premier, Matteo Salvini, puts some blame most suitably upon former French president Nicholas Sarkozy for leading to the Muslim migrant crisis in Europe:
Since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has turned into a transit point, through which 650,000 refugees have already reached Italy from Africa.

Sputnik political observer Sergei Gashkov takes a look at the situation in the conflict-ridden North African nation and its impact on Europe.

In Rome, the responsibility for the influx of migrants is laid on France, which persuaded NATO countries to get rid of Gaddafi. As a result, Libya is now torn apart by rival factions and an ongoing conflict between its two governments.

"It is clearly now undeniable that this country (Libya) finds itself in this situation because someone, in 2011, put their own interests ahead of those of the Libyan people and of Europe itself," Italian Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta wrote on Facebook. "France, from this point of view, is partly to blame," she added.

Italian parliamentary speaker Roberto Fico was even more explicit, pointing to "a serious problem that has come from France."

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini also chimed in, blaming former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for unleashing the war in Libya and the present government for adding fuel to the flames of the Libyan conflict.
Sarkozy was in charge at the time, and basically influenced everything, not unlike Jimmy Carter leading to the ayatollah's takeover of Iran. Whether or not he intended things as turned out, what matters is that he showed terrible leadership and judgement, and now, he'll have to take responsibility for the disaster he had a hand in causing. I'm not sorry he's now facing possible criminal charges.

Surprisingly enough, despite being little better, Emmanuel Macron had the following to say:
Seven years on, the French look equally unenthusiastic about the so-called “Libyan Revolution,” with President Emmanuel Macron admitting that the intervention was a mistake.
More specifically, toppling Gaddafi without any assurance of a more rational replacement was a most hideous error. But if Macron's not willing to cooperate with Salvini, let alone his own countrymen and women, and work to get the invaders out, there's no point in his acknowledging the mistake made by his predecessor. Only if he's willing to get the jihadists out of France and Europe will he be proving himself.

And as for Sarkozy, he shouldn't even be welcomed back to places like the Paris grand synagogue if he's got no regrets over his past conduct that was just as damaging to the Jewish community as everyone else.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018 

England releases at least one convicted terrorist a week from prison

In another blatant example demonstrating they're not dedicated to public security, British authorities allow at least one terrorist a week to be released from jail, with one of the latest scheduled to be Anjem Choudhary, who once made death threats against Pamela Geller:
A convicted terrorist is released from prison onto the streets of Britain every week, government figures show, as next month sees the release of convicted hate preacher and Islamic State recruiter Anjem Choudary.

Between March 2017 and March 2018, 46 convicts imprisoned for terror offences were released from jail, with at least 22 of Choudary’s supporters being released since the September 11th, 2001, terror attacks, with another five up for parole in the next year, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Choudary, imprisoned in August 2016 after being convicted of encouraging Muslims to support Islamic State in a series of YouTube videos, was the leader of the terror group al-Muhajiroun, now proscribed in the United Kingdom.

The convicted hate preacher is said to be linked to 15 terror plots dating back 20 years, and is believed to be linked to hundreds of jihadists who travelled to Syria to fight with Islamist groups.

Acolytes of and those with connections to Choudary and his banned terror group have committed terror attacks in the UK, including the ringleader of the June 2017 London Bridge vehicular attack Khuram Butt. Butt was also reported to have attended a protest in support of the murderers of Fusilier Lee Rigby, organised by Choudary.
By releasing such a tyrant, they're practically minimizing the seriousness of his crimes and those of his minions. Some "conservative" government this is, if they otherwise refuse to do anything to improve the situation. Now, as a result of these disastrous policies, there's every chance these savages will strike again.

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Pro-Israeli activist murdered in Gush Etzion

A terrible murder occurred, committed by the usual Muslim suspect, at a shopping mall in the Gush Etzion district:
A 45-year-old father of four and ardent Israel activist was stabbed to death by an Arab teenager Sunday morning outside a shopping center in Gush Etzion in the West Bank.

Ari Fuld, a social media activist and media pundit, who also worked with the ‘Standing Together’ IDF soldier support organization was attacked by a 17-year-old Palestinian from the nearby town of Yatta, while standing outside the Rami Levy supermarket, which is frequented by both Arabs and Jews.

Security camera footage shows the Arab man approaching and seemingly communicating with Fuld, before stabbing him multiple times. Despite being severely wounded, Fuld chased the attacker, shooting him as other Israelis shopping in the area drew arms and rushed to the scene.

Fuld, a resident of the town of Efrat, was rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem in critical condition. Doctors performed resuscitation maneuvers on him but were unsuccessful.
Here we have another case where failure to condemn Islam for what it is led to the death of an innocent man. Caroline Glick has more.

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Ultra-Orthodox MKs - and Bezalel Smotrich - must stop their opposition to private conversions

They're trying to cause a ruckus over a court's recognition of a private conversion that wasn't done under the auspices of the state, in another disgusting example of their socialist beliefs that religion must be governed by state and not be a private matter:
MKs Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) and Betzalel Smotrich (Bayit Yehudi) announced on Friday that they will once again promote a High Court bypass law that will prevent the state from recognizing conversions performed outside of the Chief Rabbinate.

The MKs intend to draft a bill at the start of the Knesset's winter session, an initiative that has already caused a crisis in the coalition.

The Jerusalem District Court ordered the Interior Ministry to recognize the Jewish status of a woman, Y., who converted in a private religious court (Beit Din). This is a precedent that may affect the status of thousands of Israelis who have undergone an Orthodox conversion process outside of the Chief Rabbinate in recent years.

In an interview with Yedioth Ahronoth, Y. expressed her frustration with the current conversion process.

"I was waiting for this for a long time. The Rabbinate is making a mistake in its approach toward hundreds of thousands of immigrants without a religion status who serve in the army, pay taxes, and are denied the most basic right of marrying their loved ones," Y. said.

Y. converted through "Conversion According to Halacha," a project established by senior liberal Zionist rabbis who maintain that the state system is too strict with the converts.
If their idea is to dictate that converts must adhere to a dress code, and aren't allowed to work in show business, for example, to say nothing of possibly adhering to the Haredi customs, that's where they're committing a huge wrong. Orthodox Judaists cannot maintain a monopoly on the faith or act as though only they know better in every way, and if they continue this atrocity, they have only themselves to blame for alienating many people, and causing a negative perception of Orthodox Judaism as a whole.

But, if it's such a big deal, then maybe this is where there's a valid argument to be found:
In fact, Y. is the first woman to be recognized as a Jew on the basis of that precedent. The court that officiated her conversion was headed by Rabbi Yehuda Gilad, a former MK in the Meimad faction of the Labor Party.
No kidding! Some of their supporters were Haredi too, and it could be said that, if their respect for Zionism is so dismal, they're not qualified. But then, given how socialist and potentially anti-Zionist the UTJ and Shas parties are, that's why I don't think their conversions mean squat either. Yes, seriously. I suppose the question is whether Gilad's improved his positions on Israel as a country over the years. If he did, then his conversion process can be considered valid and everyone should then be proud of him for wanting some new modern Ruths welcomed into the fold. If not, then maybe it'd be better if a different rabbi oversaw the steps. I myself think David Stav would be the best, if only because he's shown a lot of rationale that should serve as a role model for future rabbis.

All that aside, the Haredi parties and Smotrich should cut out their reprehensible nanny state tactics that only indicate they have no faith in their own ability to run a decent conversion process, and cut out the socialist leanings they happen to be advocating to boot. They're not qualified, so these self-appointed judges must back off.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 

French police in Nimes insult the public's intellect by not admitting car jihadist's act was terrorism

Another jihadist tried to ram pedestrians at a public event. No one was murdered, but the way authorities are going about this does a terrible disfavor to victims past, present and future:
Police arrested a 32-year-old suspect in the early hours of Friday morning after a vehicle struck anti-terror barriers in the French city of Nimes, injuring two.

Although few details about the identity of the suspect are known, police sources reported by Midi Libre state he is believed to have deliberately wanted to hit a crowd of people with his vehicle. He struck anti-terror barriers deployed to prevent exactly that sort of incident, which worked as intended, potentially preventing a number of injuries or fatalities.

Several newspapers, including London’s Times reports the driver shouted Allahu Akbar, although Nimes police say they do not believe terrorism was a motivation for driving the vehicle into a crowded bar and that he was mentally confused. The suspect was not subject to a police S-file, the French system of monitoring extremists.
Continuation of the now classic excuse of mental instability, I see. This is exactly how they're allowing jihadists off the hook, not to mention Islam itself, all in the name of moral panics and desperation. For this, they owe an apology to the public.

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Haredi parties will have to recognize non-Orthodox Judaism whether they agree with it or not

A Likud member ideally called on the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Knesset to start recognizing the legitimacy of non-Orthodox sects:
Chairman of the Knesset Committee for Immigration and Absorption, MK Avraham Neguise (Likud), called on haredi leaders to drop their long-standing opposition to non-Orthodox Jewish movements and recognize other “streams” of Judaism.

Long considered a non-negotiable issue for Orthodox leaders in Israel, the state has maintained a policy of not recognizing non-traditional religious movements; an arrangement that has served as a cornerstone for the so-called “Status Quo” agreement on religion and state since 1948.

Speaking with Arutz Sheva on Thursday, Neguise said it is imperative for Israel to maintain close ties with Diaspora Jewry, and to recognize the connection many Jews – including non-Orthodox Jews – abroad have with the Jewish state.

“Diaspora Jewry is a strategic, economic, diplomatic, and security asset,”
Neguise said.

“We’re one nation, one family, and we need to minimize disputes between Israel and the Diaspora as much as possible; after all, this is their state as well. Therefore, we must do everything we can to make every Jew feel that the State of Israel is their home.”

“More than once we’ve had intense debates in the committee on the subject of recognizing conversions performed overseas by various streams of Judaism. Every Jew needs to feel like the State of Israel is his home, and that he is always welcome here. Some of those [non-Orthodox Diaspora] Jews send their children to serve in the [Israeli] army; they are sharing in our fate, and it is important to treat them accordingly, so that they feel like they belong here.”
I think the most important part of making clear that Haredis have to be respectful towards non-Orthodox - or anybody whose values don't coincide with theirs - is to make additionally clear that violence and other such horrors are not acceptable, and they cannot curse/act vulgar when Conservative/Reform groups come to the Western Wall to pray. My own grandmother was Conservative, and I would be outraged if she'd been cursed/spat at by Haredis over an Orwellian thoughtcrime. Too long, it appears that Haredi educators have failed to teach their subjects the vitality of recognizing other human beings and that how you dress run your life is not a defense for sadism.

They also have to start teaching their subjects that socialism is unacceptable either, because that leads to corruption as well. Only after they're willing to accept these facts will there be some improvement.

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