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Abbas Hosts Terrorists’ Families

(Photo: U.S. State Dept.)

(Photo: U.S. State Dept.)

While Israeli PM Netanyahu visits the brave soldiers and police officers who have been injured saving the lives of those they protect, the head of the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) has been busy with very different meetings. JNS reports that P.A. head Mahmoud Abbas hosted families of terrorists at his office:

Abbas and the families discussed issues including the fact that the 11 terrorists’ bodies are still being held by Israel. The families demanded that Abbas pressure Israel to return the remains. He reportedly said the Palestinian Authority was doing everything it could on the issue.

The meeting took place just hours after three Palestinian terrorists carried out a shooting and stabbing attack near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate that killed 19-year-old border policewoman Cpl. Hadar Cohen and seriously wounded another border policewoman. All three terrorists were killed in the attack.

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Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 7:51 AM  | Stand For Israel

“Kill 500 Israelis,” Demand Mourners at PA Gunman’s Funeral

(Photo: flickr/palestineproject)

(Photo: flickr/palestineproject)

This weekend, we reported on the shooting attack that left three IDF soldiers wounded. The shooter was a Palestinian Authority police officer. The Times of Israel reports on the anti-Israel incitement at the terrorist’s funeral:

Throngs of marching Palestinians called out “Death to Israel” and demanded that hundreds of Israelis be gunned down, at the funeral Monday of a Palestinian Authority security officer who died carrying out a shooting attack on Israeli troops. Amjad Sakari was shot dead as he fired on Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint, injuring two of them seriously, on Sunday.

“It is time for the machine gun, to shoot 500 people,” the man leading Sakari’s funeral procession shouted over a megaphone, his words raucously repeated by the mourners, in footage screened by Israel’s Channel 2. “Muhammad’s army will return,” he vowed.

The mourners gathered in the northern West Bank city of Nablus and celebrated Sakari as a “martyr,” with many chanting slogans calling for intensified terror attacks against Jews and Israelis…

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 7:38 AM  | Stand For Israel

Palestinian Authority Anti-Semitism: Overview of 2015

(Photo: wikicommons/ Manar al Zraiy)

(Photo: wikicommons/ Manar al Zraiy)

Yesterday we told you about an anti-Israel video that Fatah-run TV is using to incite violence. But this is not an isolated incident of incitement. Gatestone Institute’s Itamar Marcus reports on the rampant anti-Semitism from the Palestinian Authority over the past year:

Since the Palestinian Authority (PA) was established, and continuing throughout 2015, it has systematically used Antisemitism to indoctrinate young and old to hate Israelis and Jews. The PA has actively promoted religious hatred by demonizing Judaism and Jews, spreading libels that present Jews as endangering Palestinians, Arabs, and all humanity.

The PA presents Jews as possessing inherently evil traits. Jews are said to be treacherous, corrupt, allied with the devil, as well as descendants of apes and pigs. In 2015, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Islam and head of PA Shari’ah courts taught on PA TV that Jews throughout history have represented “falsehood… evil… the devils and their supporters… the satans and their supporters.” Accordingly, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is a conflict of “Allah’s project vs. Satan’s project.”

The official PA daily published an op-ed saying Jews “are thirsty for blood to please their god (against the gentiles), and crave pockets full of money.” These Jewish “attributes” and traditions are presented as the unchangeable nature of Jews. These messages come from the top of the Palestinian Authority.

In 2015, children were broadcast on official PA TV reciting poems with strong Antisemitic content. Young kids had learned by heart that Jews are “most evil among creations,” “barbaric monkeys” and “Satan with a tail…”

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Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 7:45 AM  | Stand for Israel

Health and Martyrdom

(Photo: wikicommons/Uriber)

(Photo: wikicommons/Uriber)

When Israeli security forces tracked down the terrorist who shot and killed three in Tel Aviv, the Palestinian Authority initially honored the murderer as a martyr. Then in an about-face to lessen international scorn, the P.A. revoked said martyrdom. Now, Ruthie Blum writes at Israel Hayom, social media outrage by Palestinians has led to the killer being further honored, by the P.A.’s Health Ministry, no less:

Outrage promptly erupted on Arabic social media, with the Facebook pages and Twitter feeds of Palestinians calling the PA to task for not giving Milhem his proper due. Hashtags were created; Hamas and Fatah supporters alike chimed in on behalf of the 29-year-old from northern Israel who went on a shooting spree against innocent people and then escaped, leaving the residents of Tel Aviv fearing he might turn up at any moment to pull a repeat performance…

But this, the ministry assured, did not mean Milhem’s coveted title was being revoked. On the contrary, it said, he “is one of the most precious martyrs, and his name has been inscribed with his pure blood that has watered our free land…”

Yet there is one crucial aspect of this tale that could easily slip by unnoticed: The very fact that the Palestinian organ charged with counting and lionizing dead terrorists is the Health Ministry.

While the Israeli Health Ministry fights for budgets to keep the country’s citizens alive and well, its Palestinian counterpart devotes resources to regaling death — and the more excruciating, the better.


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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 7:48 AM  | Stand For Israel

Abbas: “State of Palestine” Passports to Be Issued in 2016

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(Photo: wikicommons/Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών)

In his latest move to push the Palestinian agenda internationally, Palestinian Authority (P.A.) head Mahmoud Abbas visited Greece. Israel Hayom reports that not only did the Greek parliament unanimously vote to recognize the “State of Palestine,” but Abbas said that name will appear on Palestinian passports:

“Regarding the issue of a passport under the name State of Palestine, we are about to proceed to the passport replacement and the issuance of a new passport within one year or less. We have already changed all documents issued by ministries and public services and they now bear the name State of Palestine. We no longer accept the use of the name Palestinian Authority from anybody,” Abbas told a joint news conference in Athens, after meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The Palestinian president is on a two-day official visit in Athens during which the Greek parliament voted unanimously to recognize the state of Palestine in a nonbinding parliamentary vote on Tuesday.

The Greek parliament’s vote joins a long list of similar decisions adopted by European parliaments recognizing an independent Palestinian state.


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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 8:21 AM  | Stand for Israel

More Lies from Abbas

(Photo: U.S. State Dept.)

(Photo: U.S. State Dept.)

As the terror attacks against Israel continue, so too do the lies spewed by Palestinian leadership. Gatestone Institute’s Bassam Tawil writes that Mahmoud Abbas keeps making the false claim that the terrorism is caused by Palestinian despair, when in actuality it is just another attempt to eliminate Israel:

These latest statements by President Abbas show that he is either completely disconnected from reality, or else thinks that everyone will believe whatever he tells them. His claim — that the Palestinian assailants who carry out stabbing and car ramming attacks against Israelis, are frustrated because the two-state solution has not yet been realized — is, frankly, an insult. We still have never encountered one case — ever — where a terrorist complained about the absence of a two-state solution. Also, contrary to Abbas’s claim, none of the terrorists has ever complained about settlements or checkpoints. In fact, these “youths” that Abbas is talking about are mostly affiliated with Hamas, and do not believe in any two-state solution. Like Hamas, these terrorists want to see Israel wiped off the map…

The current wave of terrorism against Israelis is not linked to settlements, checkpoints or a two-state solution. Nor, as Abbas falsely claims, does it have to do with the Al-Aqsa Mosque or a feeling of “despair” and “frustration.” The terrorists have one thing in mind — destroying Israel and killing as many Jews as they can.

What we are witnessing these days is an attempt by a new generation of brainwashed Palestinians to eliminate Israel. These “youths” want to replace Israel with an Islamist empire. We have not heard even one of them complain about a checkpoint or settlement, or that he or she is seeking a Palestinian state next to Israel. This latest wave of terrorism is not about “despair.” It is not about unemployment, poor living conditions or freedom of movement. Instead, it is another attempt by Palestinian “youths” to eliminate Israel, by again using the false excuse that Jew are “desecrating”…

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Thursday, December 17th, 2015 at 7:34 AM  | Stand for Israel

Israel’s “Partner” for Peace

(Photo: flickr/palestineproject)

(Photo: flickr/palestineproject)

One of last week’s terror attacks in Israel that we reported on turned out to be a shooting carried out by a security officer of the Palestinian Authority – the very same group that claims to want peace. However, explains former American national security adviser Elliott Abrams, the P.A. acts in a very different manner:

Last week a Palestinian terrorist named Mazen Aribah shot two Israelis, just north of Jerusalem. What made this incident especially noteworthy was that Aribah was also a Palestinian Authority police officer.

How does the PA react to such a terrible event, where one of its own officers commits an act of terror?  By honoring him. On Saturday, Saeb Erekat visited the home of Aribah’s family to pay his respects to Aribah, who had been killed by Israeli police at the scene of his attacks…

While John Kerry, in Washington, was lecturing Israel about peace in a speech in Washington on Saturday  (“But while saying that ‘I understand why Israelis feel besieged,’ Kerry directed most of his cautions toward Israel,” said the Washington Post), there were three more terrorist attacks by Palestinians against Israelis on Friday…

Kerry’s main message in his speech to the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, was that Israel needs to make peace. But where is the partner for peace that Israel needs?

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 at 7:30 AM  | Stand for Israel

Palestinian Authority Limits Christmas Celebrations in West Bank

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(Photo: flickr/chadica)

The Palestinian Authority’s incitement of the Palestinian people has caused great harm to the Jewish state, especially during the recent wave of terror, showing their hatred of the Jewish people. But now the P.A. is also trying to control how Christians worship, as well:

The Palestinian Authority has asked municipalities to tone down their public Christmas celebrations this year amid escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis.

Hanna Amireh, who heads a government committee on churches in the West Bank, confirmed the Palestinian Authority is requesting “a certain decrease” in festivities following the deaths of dozens of Palestinians since mid-September. The majority of them were killed during clashes with Israeli forces or carrying out terrorist attacks, according to the Israeli government.

Amireh said the government has asked the municipality of Bethlehem, the town where Jesus was born and where official Palestinian celebrations of Christmas take place, not to set off holiday fireworks this year and to limit the festive lights and decorations that traditionally adorn the town to two main streets…

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 7:45 AM  | Stand for Israel

US House Condemns Anti-Israel Incitement

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(Photo: youtube screenshot)

Two weeks ago, we reported the heartening news that the U.S. House of Representatives was debating a bill against anti-Israel incitement. This week, the House passed said bill, which condemns the Palestinian Authority’s incitement of violence against Israel and her citizens:

“The House has sent a clear message to the Palestinian leadership that its anti-Israel incitement causing so much of the recent tension, violence, and terror will no longer be tolerated,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement issued after the resolution vote. “There should be no doubt that the Palestinian Authority sets the tone with its incitement, resulting in the recent wave of attacks that we’re seeing against innocent Israeli civilians.”

Deutch said following the vote that the recent wave of terror attacks in Israel “is a direct result of incitement by Palestinian leaders accusing Israel of changing the status quo on the Temple Mount…”

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 2:06 PM  | Stand For Israel

In Europe, Abbas Gets Red Carpet – and Hard Questions

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(Photo: flickr/foreignoffice)

On his recent trip to Europe, P.A. head Mahmoud Abbas received the expected warm welcome from European leaders. But, reports JTA’s Cnaan Liphshiz, Abbas also faced some hard questions regarding his incitement of the Palestinian people toward terrorist attacks against Israel:

“We welcome every drop of blood spilled in Jerusalem,” Abbas said on Palestinian television in September.

The organizers of the anti-Abbas demonstration in The Hague wrote in a statement: “It defies logic that the Dutch government should receive with all honors the Palestinian Authority, which urges its population to kill Jews…”

At the CIDI meeting, the delegation patiently listened to Abbas’ complaints about Netanyahu. When he was finished, Joep de Geus, the 22-year-old chairman of CIDI’s youth department, read to him a quote from Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen, who on Oct. 7 said that the murder of a settler couple the previous week in front of their children was a case of “one fulfilling his national duty voluntarily, as best as one can.”

Looking at Abbas, de Geus asked: “Your excellency, do we really need a trilateral committee to tell us whether this is incitement?”

“We the Palestinians are not perfect,” Abbas replied, “but these things need to be discussed as a whole.”

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 10:20 AM  | Stand For Israel