While archaeology supports Jewish claims to Hebron, see Jews' tenuous struggle to pray where Abraham & Sarah lived and died

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks interprets Bible's Parshat Chayei Sarah optimistically for reconciliation between descendants of Isaac and Ishmael.
Excitement is growing for the annual Shabbat Hebron starting tonight Nov 2nd, 2018, Parshat Chayei Sarah. 



From atop the Hebron Observatory, David Wilder shows us dominant
Muslim habitation area from which Jews are prohibited from entering
Hebron Community spokesman (retired), David Wilder, showed JooTube the Jewish perspective of Hebron. He shows us the synagogue built atop the Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, explains how the Jews keep this area safe for Jews and Christians to worship, and shows us the contentious conditions the Muslim impose upon Judeo-Christian worshippers. 

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The Hebron Fund offers English speakers an opportunity to experience this unique Shabbat with trained tour guides  and a chance to hobnob with political celebrities like law professor Eugene Kontorovich of the Kohelet Policy Forum. 


Shabbat Hebron has humble beginnings in the 1990s and today has grown to thousands with last year's weekend breaking the record at 35,000 people. The highlight of course is the Tomb of Machpela complex, built 2,000 years ago by King Herod the Great to house the Cave of the Matriarchs & Patriarchs. The atmosphere of Shabbat Hebron is both festive and with a sense of purpose. Tents dot the lawn across the the Cave of the Patriarchs as people camp out and picnic for Shabbat. Of course the reading of Parshat Chayei Sarah takes on a greater significance, as one stands in the Tomb of Machpela while hearing of our Abraham purchased the site as a final resting place for his beloved wife Sarah. After Shabbat, the festive scene continues as music fills the streets from BBQs. 

Special tours that take place during the weekend are the Hall of Isaac and Rebecca, a section of the Machpela complex that includes the actual entrance into the underground double cave. Tours of the historic casbah and Tomb of Otniel Ben Knaz will also take place. The Hebron Fund will be again sponsoring a special program for English speakers. 


Parshat Chayei Sarah: On Judaism and Islam 
by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in Algemeiner Oct 30, 2018

The language of the Torah is, in Erich Auerbach’s famous phrase, “fraught with background.” Behind the events that are openly told are shadowy stories left for us to decipher. Hidden beneath the surface of Parshat Chayei Sarah, for example, is another story, alluded to only in a series of hints. There are three clues in the text.

The first occurs when Abraham’s servant is returning with the woman who is to become Isaac’s wife. As Rebecca sees Isaac in the distance, we are told that he is “coming from the way of Be’er-laĥai-ro’i” (24:62) to meditate in the field. The placement is surprising. Thus far we have situated the patriarchal family at Be’ersheva, to which Abraham returns after the binding of Isaac, and Hebron, where Sarah dies and is buried. What is this third location, Be’er-laĥai-ro’i, and what is its significance?

The second is the extraordinary final stage of Abraham’s life. In chapter after chapter we read of the love and faithfulness Abraham and Sarah had for one another. Together they embarked on a long journey to an unknown destination. Together, they stood against the idolatry of their time. Twice, Sarah saved Abraham’s life by pretending to be his sister. They hoped and prayed for a child and endured the long years of childlessness until Isaac was born. Then Sarah’s life draws to a close. She dies. Abraham mourns and weeps for her and buys a cave in which she is buried, and he is to be buried beside her. We then expect to read that Abraham lived out the rest of his years alone before being placed beside “Sarah his wife” (Gen. 25:10) in the “Cave of Machhpelah” (Gen. 25:9).

Unexpectedly, however, once Isaac is married, Abraham marries a woman named Keturah and has six children by her. We are told nothing else about this woman, and the significance of the episode is unclear. The Torah does not include mere incidental details. We have no idea, for example, what Abraham looked like. We do not even know the name of the servant he sent to find a wife for Isaac. Tradition tells us that it was Eliezer, but the Torah itself does not. What then is the significance of Abraham’s second marriage and how is it related to the rest of the narrative?

The third clue to the hidden story is revealed in the Torah’s description of Abraham’s death:
And Abraham expired, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years, and was gathered to his people. Isaac and Ishmael, his sons, buried him in the Cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre, the field which Abraham purchased of the children of Het. There was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. (Gen. 25:8–10)

Raza family crusades to reform Islam; alert Jews & Christians to intrinsic antisemitism

Mr. Sohail Raza reveals that anti-Semitism is a pervasive bigotry in Muslim culture which imperils treatment of Jews (and Christians) in the Middle East and globally.


For the benefit of Jewish and Christian education, Pakistani-Canadian, Mr. Sohail Raza of Muslim-reformist group, "Muslims Facing Tomorrow" reveals how Jew-hatred is inculcated through Muslim culture (even in the West). Mr. Raza encourages Muslims to acknowledge and reform what their religious leaders and media distort as demagoguery.




Transcript of interview (below) with Mr. Sohail Raza:
Daniel, Ruth, and  Prof. Judea Pearl 
Q: Most Americans are not aware that the son of UCLA Professor Judea Pearl, Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal journalist who went looking for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Pakistan. Were they helped, was al-Qaeda helped by the ISI?

A: Absolutely yes, and that is the sad part. The mullah, the clerics, the mullah and military alliance. The ISI is also disunited in a certain way that the official version means maybe something different, but there are splinter groups that definitely help terrorist organizations because they used them in Afghanistan and they used them in Kashmir. 


Daniel Pearl and Khalid Sheikh Muhammed
So it is to their advantage to keep them happy and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was one of them- and Danny Pearl did an excellent job in investigating. Actually he went with a friend of mine, Asra Nomani, also from The Wall Street Journal, a Pakistani, and they did a terrific investigation into Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and eventually it ended up in not very pleasant circumstances.



Q: Why in your view did they behead Daniel Pearl?

A: The first reason is because he was a Jew - and the supposed animosity between Judaism and Islam which does not exist - even in the Quran it does not exist - and the sooner the two work together the better it is will be for the peace in the world - that is the one reason because he was Jewish because he was American and they wanted to make a statement - and they did.

Q: You started off claiming that they killed him because he was a Jew but the Quran preaches otherwise but what's the wider held belief towards Jews in the Muslim world?

A: The wider held belief is that of total ignorance. A person who's spouting hate against Jews in Israel- I can bet you anything he doesn't even know where in the map Israelis or what is the history of the Jews. It comes through total ignorance this animosity and it plays into the hands of Muslim politicians whether in the Arab world or in Pakistan or Malaysia or Indonesia. It plays into the hands because that is the supposed enemy - and it is very easy to build a hysteria and a mob against Israel or the Jews.

Q: So President Trump has declared that he's cutting support to Pakistan. Hasn’t Pakistan been one of the primary benefactors of American foreign aid over the past 20 years?

A: Yes, and one of the better words to describe Pakistan would be a “frenemy”- a friendly enemy. So Pakistan has always played a double game- it has taken aid from the United States of America to build its military. But on the other hand, it is also in the game of appeasing terrorists or terrorist organizations to play its own politics vis a vis India and Afghanistan and Iran to a certain extent.

Q: Who is Dr. A.Q. Khan?

Answer: A.Q Khan is the father of the nuclear program in Pakistan. He stole nuclear secrets from the Netherlands and went about to Pakistan to develop a nuclear bomb. And a lot of people don't know that when we talk about North Korea and we talk about the nuclear program in Iran, it is A.Q. Khan that has sold nuclear secrets to both North Korea and Iran.

Q: Hasn’t it been referred to as the “Islamic bomb” that originated in Pakistan - where did he spread it within the Muslim world?

A: Well he wanted to spread it more into Libya, into Saudi Arabia but he was stopped and brought in to check. Now he is considerably restrained but the damage has already been done.

 Q: Israel just revealed that they were responsible for destroying the Syrian nuclear reactor. If they hadn't and that reactor in Syria had fallen into ISIS' hands or nuclear materials, what would the prospects for nuclear terrorism have been?

A: Yes, when you talk about Isis you are talking about a totally mad and evil existence of a group of people so your imagination, my imagination, or the viewers’ imagination can be as drastic as possible as to what would have happened if this scenario would have materialized. It would have been complete chaos because you must understand that organizations like Isis revere death. Whereas we the people who have some sanity, revere life and that's the difference. So they would have had no qualms into dropping an atomic device on civilian population on children women, etc., so it would have been a complete disaster - a doomsday scenario.

Q: How prevalent is the jihadist - and by that I mean a political global Islamist mentality - how prevalent is that within Pakistanis and other area or subcontinent Muslims within the West today?

A: Well I personally, although it has grown substantially, this ideology has taken 40 years to gain strength. It's a result of a turf war between Iran and Saudi Arabia and it has come in to the west by immigrant population from various countries. But my personal view is that we have reached the pivotal point. We have reached the height of jihadist mentality. I think the general Muslim population is sick of it now - they want the children to get a decent education, for them to learn decent earn a decent livelihood, and all these idiots that emerged in Miami and San Bernardino and New York etc, are being looked down upon rather than looked up to as heroes- they are villains and the Muslim population is realizing it and the sooner they realize the reverse can start happening.

Q: I can recognize what you're saying is true about about violent jihadism, but how about political Islamism? Is that still a force within the West, and I say the UK for instance and the US and Canada?

A: Yes, Dr. Daniel Pipes said it beautifully he said it's our duty now to save the United States, Canada, and Australia. He seems to think that Europe is already a gone conclusion. Yes, the jihadist mentality reigns over there. It is deep-rooted, it is very harmful to living with other ethnicities, co-workers, neighbors. It's a dangerous trend and that's the nonviolent extremism and that has to be brought into check by the government. It's incumbent on them to take a serious note of this and this is a deep-rooted ideology which is exported by the Muslim Brotherhood which, in collaboration with the regime in Iran, is exporting this ideology into the West. So, on the one hand people are getting sick of it, on the other hand it's creeping in at a faster pace than the governments can take a check of it.

Q: What sort of activism do you do in your family?

A: In my family, we have a policy of the 3 E’s: Expose, educate, and then empower people to eradicate this problem.
Sohail and Raheel Raza in Israel (photo: Aish Toronto)
So we set up forums, we set up exhibitions to expose this. And we've been to the governments in Canada, we've been in the United States. My wife, Raheel Raza, is instrumental in educating the police departments, Defense Departments, and the government at large- to advise them that you have to do something not about the violent extremism, but the non-violent extremism as well.


Q: What kind of personal threats do you face from the Islamist establishment?

A: Well first of all they try to negate our message by saying ‘they are not even Muslims’ and when they fail to to achieve that and then they resort to more direct threats. But if you are scared of these threats and pack it up, then you've lost if you even. If you're even intimidated by these threats you've already lost. So that is not something we even consider.

Q: Are you in competition essentially with … to the authorities with Islamist or pro-Islamist advocacy groups?

A: Yes of course. Organizations like C.A.I.R. the Council for American Islamic Relations is the problem and we want to make it very clear they are not part of this is the solution. They claim to represent Muslims but they represent only the wrong kind of Muslims. And they are the villains in this day and age in the United States. And they have a sister concern in Canada which is just as worrisome.

Q: How do you feel about the monitoring of mosques in the West?

A: The monitoring of mosques?

Q: Because currently the FBI doesn't do that. For a long time they haven't done that. Is it time to monitor what's going on in the mosques?

A: I have no problem with that if the mosques have something to hide then they will try and stop you from monitoring them. If the mosques are really a place of worship… that they are only there for spiritual reasons to worship God, then what is there to hide? If there's no political messaging out there then why be scared of anybody monitoring them? I would welcome- the mosque that I go to - if people come and watch what is happening there. Because I myself raise alarm bells if the message is not spiritual but political.

 Q: How can people follow your work? If they'd like to keep in touch and see, look and learn from you? 

A: We have a website www.muslimsfacingtomorrow. You can always give go there leave your comments and follow what we are doing. And you can contact me my name is Sohail Raza.

 Just one word of caution that once the Wahhabi message is brought under control we still have to worry about Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood and I think Western governments should declare the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist entity that will put more pressure on Iran to and lack of other words behave uh-huh would you support the u.s. making a preemptive strike or Israel making a preemptive strike against Iran's potential nuclear weapons it's very difficult to answer that because a strike was made in Iraq Iraq is a completely different country Iran has its own infrastructure and it will be rather difficult to make such a strike but I think what needs to be done is for Western governments to encourage putting down this murderous regime in Iran by empowering people of Iran as what they were doing a few months ago then it died down is to come up and face the challenges and get rid of this regime.

'Pres. Trump's administration is ending America's gravy-train for Jews' enemies' - Pres. Trump in Jewish New Year greeting call


‘Iran fighting to survive,’ Trump says on Rosh Hashanah greeting call J.T.A. 9/7/18


The U.S. pullout from the nuclear deal with Iran triggered a European desertion of that country that is threatening its regime’s survival, President Donald Trump said. 
Trump spoke about the issue Thursday during a Rosh Hashanah phone call with rabbis and Jewish leaders (play audio above). Taking part in the 20-minute call were his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner; U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman; the attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz; and former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota.
Trump did not invite questions from listeners, although Coleman and Dershowitz both asked questions. 
Regarding Rosh Hashanah, Trump said: “I send my warmest wishes to the Jewish people in the United States and around the world as we approach the High Holy Days. I want to express my deep admiration and gratitude for the extraordinary contributions of the Jewish people to the United States and to the world.”
Over the centuries, he said, “The Jewish people have suffered unthinkable persecution, yet you have not only endured, you have thrived and flourished as an example of humankind.”
His own “connection to Judaism is also personal,” Trump said. “I am the very proud father of a Jewish daughter, Ivanka, and my son-in-law, who I’m very proud of also — I will say that very loudly — Jared, and my several Jewish grandchildren, namely three beautiful Jewish grandchildren that I love.”

Israel's 70th attracts record tourism, El Al Israel's Yoram Elgrabli reveals service attractions


Israel set an annual record of (an estimated) 3.6 million tourists visiting her holy sites and sandy beaches in 2017. But t
his 70th anniversary of Israel's independence may exceed that. From January to June of 2018, about 2.1 million tourist entries were recorded - an increase of 19 percent over the same period in 2017 (1.74 million) and 26 percent more than in 2016. 

The United States remains the largest source country for incoming tourists, with 470,200 tourist entries in 2018, 17% more than in 2017. More Canadians than ever are also traveling to Israel with a 14% visitor increase in 2018 compared to 2017.  (Source: Travel Daily News Int'l.

An estimated 2.9 million people entered Israel by air and 373,000 crossed over the land borders with Egypt and Jordan. Between January and November 2017,

Only about a fifth to a fourth of all tourists were Jewish, with the remainder comprised of other faiths or being non-affiliated. 54% of incoming tourists were Christian (a plurality of whom were Catholic, and 25% visiting as pilgrims).

The top five countries of origin for tourists to Israel were the US, Russia, France, Germany and the UK. 



Jerusalem March of the Nations, 2014 (photo: Int'l Christian Embassy in Jerusalem)


Besides summertime, Jewish tourism increases around religious holidays, like  Passover and the High Holidays season (Rosh Hashana through Simchat Torah). Many Christians visit for events around Sukkot, such as the annual March of the Nations (pictured above, courtesy ICEJ). But Israel's home airline, El Al also competes for business and secular travelers making their way to and from the Far East and Africa. 

We spoke with Yoram Elgrabli, who manages El Al's operations in The Americas, at Israeli Tourism Ministry's pavilion at the primarily Christian, NRB Proclaim Convention in Nashville. Mr. Elgrabli discusses the market and airline's improvements and expanded offerings for flyers.

 


Q: How much a part of Israeli tourism does Christian tourism comprise? 


A: "So in terms of figures and number we are facing this year an extraordinary year. All what concerned, the traffic from North America to Israel this year, we will reach the number of six, or 700,000 Americans who go from Israel."

Q: Who goes from North America to Israel?

A: "I can say that about 30 percent of them are Christian evangelicals who are going to make a pilgrimage tour in Israel, and those numbers are growing more and more, day by day."

Q: How do people decide which airline they will fly? For instance, of the tour groups do you market to get the tour groups to choose El Al?

A: "Of course we have very good relations with the travel agents that their profession is the pilgrim market. We are in a very good contact with them and as for North America we are generating about 60% from the number of seats to Israel nonstop flight. We are operating from Toronto Canada we are operating from Los Angeles we started the operating from Miami, Miami, Boston, in New York - from both Newark AND JFK. And as of November 18, we are going to open a new route from San Francisco - nonstop flight to Tel Aviv. "


El Al's North and Central American operations chief, Yoram Elgrabli at Israeli Tourism booth at Proclaim '18 in Nashville


Q: What's the connection between Israel and San Francisco / Silicon Valley?

A: "You are well aware that we call Israel today, there it has been branded "Start-up Nation." We we have a lot of engineers who work for Silicon Valley and we are there for them. We look forward to expanding our activity, too, in San Francisco. Both for Israelis to come to San Francisco and for sure for Israelis or American who come from San Francisco to do their business in Israel. "

Q: What sort of American high-tech companies have a presence in Israel?

A: "I think that every high-tech American company has a ever presence in Israel. You can call it Apple, their R&D - they are sitting in Herzliya. Intel, Google, Microsoft, Facebook - every every high-tech company thaty I the company that counts itself as a serious one - I think have a an office in Israel or a representative in Israel and I know that of course (how you call this company - okay, never mind). "

Q: For business travelers who are going towards the Middle East . . . many people because of the marketing of the Emirates or other Arab Airlines - but if someone is going beyond Israel, would El Al also be an option?

A: "El Al will be an option beyond Israel if you want to go to South Africa or maybe to the Far East. So we are operating to - Johannesburg, we are operating to Hong Kong, Beijing, Bombay, and Hong Kong - so these business travelers they have a high standard they expect a high standard in business class, for instance, even in coach."

Spacious, Premium Economy seating on El Al's Boeing 787 Dreamliners
Q: How does El Al compare with the competition of the American Airlines which are flying that direction or British Airways, for instance, for the business traveler?

A: "So just to let you know that we started now to get our brand new Dreamliners! We have both made an acquisition of 16 Dreamliner with the addition for additional 13. We already have 4 in our fleet! And every quarter, every trimester we are going to get another one and those Dreamliners are going to serve first - first of all the North America routes. "




"Today we are operating from New York on a daily basis with a Dreamliner. The Dreamliner is a state-of-the-art aircraft with a very Premium Class say that is, I think we have a nice and cozy Business Class. We have the only company from North America that is operating with this class . . . A state-of-the-art Entertainment System onboard ... and you know that Israeli service at the moment that you take your first step inside our aircraft, you can feel the Israeli ambience, the food, the service, and your journey to Israel starts actually at the moment that you place your first step in our aircraft." 

Q: "In the United States, security has become even more important. But around the world people are looking to Israel toward Israel as the example for keeping safe. What is special about flying EL AL in terms of security - in-flight security and traveling to the Middle East?"

A: "So with your permission, I won't elaborate on our security system, how we are working, or what is the level of security that we are using. But it's not a secret that our company has a very good reputation in all that's concerned to security. Our clients' safety and security is above all - and we don't make any compromises in this subject. This is the only thing that I can say."


Yoram Elgrabli praises outgoing US Tourism head, Uri Steinberg,
at a ceremony at the Israel Tourism Ministry's booth in Nashville
Q: "Is El Al participating in any global mileage clubs?

A:  No, unfortunately not, we do not belong to any alliance, but we have a code-share with other airlines. Like in North America we are we have a code-share with JetBlue Airlines ... That you can get JetBlue, yes, from (I don't know whether from everywhere in North America, but almost every place every airport in North America) and connecting to our flights. And we have some other code-shares that we are using in Europe like Swiss, like Iberia, like other carriers - that allow us to operate from Tel Aviv to our hubs - and beyond."

Question: "How would Flyers find those flights where they find it through the EL AL site? Or would they go to one of the partners' and book it there with a partnership on El Al"

Answer: "It can be both! You can make it through the JetBlue, let's say, or you can buy it on our ticketing, or on Jet Blue's ticketing, or through another carrier's ticket. We have also a very important code-share with American Airlines that, eh, yeah. So we have we have a lot of variety variety of product that can serve our clients."

Question: "Which website can people reach-out to from English-speaking countries? What's the URL?

Answer: "So you can just click https://ELAL.com and you are welcome to surf and buy and to see all our product."


Mr. Elgrabli, thank you so much. Congratulations on the Israeli nation's 70th anniversary.  This should be a big year for El Al."
Visiting tourists spent an estimated N.I.Shekels 20 billion inside the country, according to a statement from the Tourism Ministry, and some 200,000 Israelis work in the industry.  
El Al will initiate regular non-stop service to and from San Francisco on Nov. 18, 2018. 

(Some info contributed from the Jerusalem Post's Max Schindler). 

Reflecting on 13-years of lessons of de-occupation, A.F.S.I. revives Jabotinsky's legacy to protect Jewish future

In August 2005, Israel withdrew 9,000 members of Jewish communities plus civil administration from Gaza
During the week commemorating Israel's 2005 voluntary withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, Americans for a Safe Israel honored Zionist pioneer, Ze'ev Jabotinsky's life's work that Jews fortify Israel as their sanctuary from religious and political enemies.  


AFSI co-dir., Helen Freedman at Park East Syn. in Manhattan
Mr. Aaron Klein, Israeli radio journalist and editor of Breitbart's "Big Jerusalem" section joined, Ron Edelstein, Helen and Judy Freedman in  addressing A.F.S.I.'s Ceremony in NYC on the Ze'ev Jabotinsky's 78th Yahrzeit (Memorial) Ceremony at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan.

What have the Muslim Palestinians done with their autonomy? Continued the Islamist Hamas campaign to elicit abscondable humanitarian aid by waging a terror war against the Zionist state.

Thirty five months of terror – 13 September 2015 to the present (source Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Since September 2015, Israel has experienced a wave of terror perpetrated by individuals, many of them very young, inspired by vicious incitement in Palestinian social and traditional media and urged on by the Palestinian leadership.
The newest form of terrorism is "arson terror", to which the Gazans attach incendiary material and send over the border to the Israeli side. Since 30 March, about 800 such kites and helium balloons have been launched (over 600 of them intercepted), causing over 450 fires.  To date, more than 2,600 hectares of agricultural fields and forests (6,424 acres) have been damaged by the fires. The loss to the farmers is estimated at 7-8 million shekels (about $2 million). But the real cost is much higher: the entire eco-system of the western Negev has been affected. Trees that have stood for generations – preventing soil erosion, improving the carbon footprint and providing a habitat for birds and animals – have been destroyed. Experts estimate that it will take decades for the area to recover.  
Recently, there has been a massive renewal of rockets and mortar bombs launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory, to date numbering a total of about 672.


On 14 July, about 190 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. One rocket fell in the yard of a house in Sderot, in southern Israel. Four family members were treated for shrapnel/glass shard injuries.
On 8-9 August, more than 150 rockets were launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip. Two Thai workers were injured, one seriously. A number of Israeli civilians were injured and some were treated for panic/anxiety attacks.
 "Arson terror" continues. Objects such as kites and helium balloons with incendiary material attached to them, blown by the wind to the Israeli side of the border, have caused about 1,316 fires since March 30, and thousands of acres of forests, nature reserves and agricultural lands have been destroyed, at an estimated cost of $3 million. Experts estimate that it will take decades for the area to recover. 

AFSI member, Ron Edelstein, honored Jabotinsky and Betar in keynote address
At A.F.S.I.'s Park East Synagogue event on August 8th, Ron Edelstein, an alumnus of Jabotinsky's Betar-movement summer-camp, delivered this impassioned speech, co-authored by Betar alumnus, Fern Sidman, editor of The Jewish Voice of New York newspaper and news-site:

"... Jabotinsky's legacy is that of a brilliant orator, journalist, statesman and intrepid leader of his people, but his lasting legacy is one of remarkable prescience. As the winds of war stirred in Europe, he traveled to cities, towns and hamlets, warning Jews to leave the Diaspora before the Diaspora vanquishes you. 

He knew that a revolutionary spirit must be imparted to the Jew. A spirit that would carry him through the darkest days of all human kind.

As most of you have at least on occasion, I have often thought about what Jabotinsky would say had he lived in contemporary times. Today, we are witnesses to a horrific upsurge of the most egregious forms of anti-Semitism. There is not a day that passes that we don't hear about Europe exploding in visceral Jew hatred. Jews murdered in France, Germany, the UK, - any European country you can think of. But let's speak the truth here and the truth is that Europe can now be aptly called Eurabia - as the massive influx of Muslims and their bellicose belief system has shattered any remaining vestiges of the Europe of yesteryear.




Synagogues, yeshivos and community centers have been targeted and armed guards are an ever present site. 
Not only would Jabotinsky launch an emergency aliyah campaign, but I truly believe that he was a realist by nature and knew that many Jews would be reluctant to leave their countries of origin.

I think if Jabotinsky were alive today, he would make it his mission to teach Jews to defend themselves, he would attempt to stem the tide of assimilation among Jews which has morphed into a spiritual Holocaust, the likes of which we have never seen. I believe Jabotinsky would battle the hellacious propaganda of the political left both in the Western world and in Israel and would take on the insidious BDS movement.  (Read more).

Dennis Prager: Can an accused playboy serve as champion for the pious?

Playboy model Karen McDougal seeks to break her contract of confidentiality
"Trump, Adultery, Morality" by Dennis Prager, Town Hall - Opinion, 3/27/18
"I have considerably more moral contempt for the media's and the left's obsession with Stormy Daniels than I do for Donald Trump for his alleged night of sinful sex with her. That "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper and many in our country found it acceptable to ask a woman, "Did he use a condom?" on national TV is a far graver reflection of America's moral malaise than a man having a one-night affair 12 years ago.
Gloria Allred and Summer Zervos, a former "TheApprentice"
contestant accused Donald Trump of defamation in Jan '17

It should be clear that this whole preoccupation with Trump's past sex life has nothing to do with morality and everything to do with humiliating Trump -- and, thereby, hopefully weakening the Trump presidency -- the raison d'etre of the media since he was elected. Here's one proof: The media rightly celebrate, as we all do, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as one of the moral greats of the 20th century despite reports of his having committed adultery on numerous occasions."

Following one of his appearances at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville in March, we asked Dennis Prager how religious voters could trust our leaders targeted by opposition's campaign of challenges over propriety and dalliances?



"And, by the way, if sexual infidelity invalidates the character and, therefore, the worthiness of a politician, why doesn't it invalidate the character and worthiness of an editor at The New York Times or The Washington Post? Why aren't their sex lives investigated? They have, after all, more influence than almost any politician. 


Women who have accused ex-Pres. Bill Clinton of sexual abuse: Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Kathleen Willey

So, dear anti-Trump conservatives, please tone down the moral horror at Donald Trump's character, and the suggestions that it overshadows the good he has done and continues to do for America and the world. 



The fact is it is none of my business and none of my concern whether a politician ever had an extramarital affair. To cite just one of many examples, a president's attitude toward the genocide-advocating Islamic tyrants in Tehran is incomparably more morally significant. That is just one of many reasons -- on moral grounds alone -- I far prefer the current president to the faithful-to-his-wife previous president."  Read more.

Dennis Prager will address the Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington on July 23-24, 2018.

 

LAX "Independence Day from Jihad on Jews" Memorial spotlights need to overcome political-correctness on Islamic anti-Semitism

July 4th, 2018, Vicky Hen monument at LAX is decorated for
16th Memorial Ceremony. Rabbi Moshe Parry leads Kaddish with
father, Avi and brother Udi Hen for 30 attendees, behind-camera 
You might assume that after 15-years of hosting a July 4th public memorial ceremony at L.A.X, the Israeli-American family of Islamist-slain, El Al customer-service agent Vicky Hen would feel proud of how their family's sacrifice has helped awaken Jewish (and Christian) citizens to the threat Islamism poses to Jewish and Israel-supportive individuals. 

With the absence of presence (or publicity support by) the Israeli Consulate,  fewer people attend, and the press no longer report on the phenomenon of Islamist bigotry against Jews- a contributing factor to the Muslim intolerance of a Jewish State in the Mid-East. The Hen family takes no solace in witnessing Jewish-Americans less-informed, placing more importance on avoiding recognizing Islam's threat to Jews, instead of standing-up in our own defense - under the banner of the sacrificed Vicky Hen and Yakov Aminov as proof of the need to for authorities to recognize this and protect Jews in the diaspora.

During Independence Day week, just thirty minutes from the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, a Shia-Iranian-affiliated Muslim Congress hosted speakers who stoke and justify anti-Semitism among their Muslim-American attendees.

The LAX Independence Day jihad attack was executed by Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, an Egyptian Muslim immigrant to the Los Angeles metropolis. Egyptian authorities had
Attacker, Hesham Hadayet
left a suicide by terror note
on his front-door "Read the
Koran" (photo: BBC)
accused and arrested him of being a member of the Islamic Group, Gama'a al-Islamiyya (IG), which is on the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Terrorist Organizations list. 
He applied for asylum in 1992. Hadayet's asylum request was denied by the INS and he was placed in removal proceedings. However, after Hadayet "did not receive the notice of his immigration hearing date due to an incorrect mailing address, the EOIR terminated the proceeding." 

Over the past years, several former Muslims have appeared at the Memorial for the victims to confirm Islamism's (cloaked in pro-Palestinianism) threat to Jews and Christian Zionists. Klaus Benamy Hackel, El Al's German-born station-chief at L.A.X. on July 4, 2002, moved to L.A. to escape the terror-risk after a number of years working at Israel's Ben Gurion airport.

 
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This video playlist is compiled from this and several years past of "LAX Independence from Jihad on Jews" Memorials features this years and past years speakers, including several former Muslims who address Islam's special threat against Jews. 

This playlist also includes 2 clips from an Islamo-Leftist rally at LAX in 2017 which protested the Trump administrations restrictions on terrorist-supportive countries unable to properly vet travelers, such as Hesham Mohamed Hadayet.

Independence Day memorial at L.A.X. reminds of Islamist threat to Jews and Zionistic Christians


Vicky Hen's family decorates her memorial her at L.A.X.
Terminal 7 annually on Independence Day since 2003
The first jihad attack on North America's West Coast, when a Muslim airport-shuttle driver attempted to massacre people at the El Al Airlines check-in line at Los Angeles Int'l Airport ("L.A.X.") International Terminal on a peaceful July 4th, 2002.






Hesham Hadayet, 41, an

Egyptian-Muslim airport

van-driver affiliated with
al-Qaeda attempted to 
massacre people at the
El Al check-in area
Before Egyptian-immigrant limo-driver, Hesham Hadayet (who aligned with al-Qaeda) could be subdued by El Al security, he had shot 6 people, killing Israeli-Americans Vicky Hen, 24,  and Yakov Aminov, 46.

In addition to the death of Yakov Aminov, 46, and Vicky Hen, 25 who were killed, at least 4 more were wounded: Haim Sapir, the El Al security guard whose bullets ultimately stopped the attacker; Sarah Philips, a then 61-year old traveler from Canada; Arie Golan, then 54, who suffered superficial stab wounds; and an anonymous El Al security guard. Noteworthy of mention is Dr. David Parkus, a trauma surgeon from Beaumont, Texas who jumped in to wrestle the shooter.

Vicky's surviving parents, Avi and Rachel, organize an annual ceremony at the time she was killed at L.A.X.

In this video, El Al's L.A.X. manager at that time, Klaus Hackel, recounts how suppressed memories of the massacre's trauma, but recalls Vicky fondly, praising her professionalism, kindness, and vitality.

El Al L.A 2002 manager, Klaus ben-Ami Hakel,
father Avi and mother Rachel Hen; Gerardo; Esther and 
Dror ben-Ami Hakel; Rabbi Nachum Shifren

L.A.'s Rabbi Nachum Shifren mourned both Vicky's passing and chides what he sees as the weakness of the Jewish establishment to promote awareness of (and protections against) Islam's enmity and violence  towards Jews.



PLO-leader Yasser Arafat had acknowledged that Palestinian-ism is merely a step towards the pan-Muslim re-conquest of Jewish autonomy in Israel.

Rabbi Nachum Shifren says that the Palestinian issue is a distraction enabling mollifying the metastasis of imperialist, supremacist Islam throughout the West. IslamoMarxist hatred for "Zionists" is merely a subset of the jihad to conquer the secular and non-Muslim world.

The Hen Family hold this ceremony annually on July 4th at 11 am at L.A.X.- outside the Terminal 7 parking lot exit, underneath the Arches restaurant