Tuesday, April 25, 2017
ISRAEL-WE HONOR THE RIGHTEOUS AMOUNG THE NATIONS-BUT WHY NOT OUR OWN.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
10,000 youths mark Holocaust Remembrance Day at Auschwitz-Israel’s top judge, education minister, army chief join March of the Living at Nazi death camp in Poland-By Times of Israel staff and AP April 24, 2017, 3:15 pm
Thousands of Jews from Israel and around the world are walking between the two parts of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Monday in memory of Holocaust victims.The annual March of the Living begins with the blowing of the shofar, a ram’s horn used for Jewish religious ceremonies, at the former death camp’s notorious “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Makes You Free) gate.Education Minister Naftali Bennett, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor led a delegation of Israeli officials joining Jewish students from around the world at the annual march marking Holocaust Remembrance Day.As in previous years, the march is led by Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, a child survivor of the Auschwitz camp.Elisha Wiesel, son of the late Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, is to join the march for the first time. He will speak and light a torch at the ceremony.Many of the participants are carrying Israeli flags on the somber memorial march of about three kilometers (two miles) from the original Auschwitz camp to Birkenau, a much larger death camp where victims were murdered in gas chambers.Many are also carrying little wooden plaques with messages to place along railway tracks that carried people to their deaths at the camp operated by Germany in occupied Poland during World War II.The Nazis killed some 1.1 million people at the camp, mostly Jews, but also Russians, Roma, Poles and members of other nationalities.The march began in 1988 as a biennial event, but was soon staged yearly.So far, over 200,000 Jewish youths have taken part in the march, according to International March of the Living organizers, who intend it to be an element of education for new generations.Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies began at Israel’s Yad Vashem museum and memorial on Sunday evening, with six survivors lighting beacons — one for every million Jews slain. Moshe Ha-Elion, Moshe Jakubowitz, Jeannine Sebbane-Bouhanna, Moshe Porat, Max Privler and Elka Abramovitz were chosen to light the symbolic torches this year.On Monday morning, the Knesset marked the day with a ceremony titled “Unto Every Person There is a Name,” in which lawmakers recited the names of family members who were killed by the Nazis.Decades after the liberation of the Nazi camps, the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day continues to be marked with solemnity in Israel, with restaurants, stores and entertainment centers closed and Holocaust-themed movies and documentaries broadcast on TV and radio.Most schools hold official assemblies where students honor the dead and hear stories from survivors.
When our brothers and sisters were being sent to the furnaces... the powers knew and did not act'-Netanyahu: Allies could have saved 4 million Jews if they’d bombed death camps in 1942-In bitter Holocaust Remembrance Day speech citing new UN documents, PM castigates global indifference 75 years ago, says it persists today-By Times of Israel staff April 23, 2017, 9:12 pm
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday launched a blistering assault on Allied policy during World War II, saying world powers’ failure to bomb the Nazi concentration camps from 1942 cost the lives of four million Jews and millions of others.Citing recently released UN documents that show the Allies were aware of the scale of the Holocaust in 1942, some two years earlier than previously assumed, Netanyahu said in a speech marking Holocaust Remembrance Day that this new research assumed “a terrible significance.”“If the powers in 1942 had acted against the death camps — and all that was needed was repeated bombing of the camps — had they acted then, they could have saved 4 million Jews and millions of other people,” he said at the official state ceremony marking the start of the memorial day.“The powers knew, and they did not act,” he told the audience at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.“When terrible crimes were being committed against the Jews, when our brothers and sisters were being sent to the furnaces,” he went on, “the powers knew and did not act.”In a bleak and bitter address, the Israeli prime minister said that the Holocaust was enabled by three factors: the vast hatred of the Jews, global indifference to the horrors, and “the terrible weakness of our people in the Diaspora.”Anti-Semitism had not disappeared, and “it would be naive to think” that it would do so in the foreseeable future, he said. It was being exacerbated by “hatred from the East,” led by Iran and the Islamic State, he added.The speech marked a sharp contrast from that of President Reuven Rivlin, who spoke just before Netanyahu, and cautioned against seeing anti-Semitism where it does not exist.Global indifference persisted, too, Netanyahu said, as evidenced by the horrors in Biafra, Cambodia, Rwanda, Sudan and Syria. One “ray of light,” he noted, was US President Donald Trump’s determined response to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s gassing of his own people.What had changed, though, was that the Jewish nation now has a strong Israel to protect it. “The weak do not have much chance of survival,” he said. “The strong survive; the weak are wiped out…our people learned this in the Holocaust.”The lesson for Israel, he said, “is that we have to be able to defend ourselves, by ourselves, against any threat, against any enemy.”He warned that “those who seek to kill us put themselves in the line of fire.”That stance, he said, was “not a provocation or an exaggeration; it’s the only way to truly ensure our future.”And that imperative, Netanyahu stressed, “is the prime obligation… of all Israeli prime ministers.”
Tuvia Bielski saved the same number of Jews as Oskar Schindler'-We honor the Righteous Among the Nations, but why not our own?-With a new book out this month, Holocaust survivor and scholar Mordecai Paldiel is working to see Israeli organizations recognize the Jews who saved fellow Jews during WWII-By Cathryn J. Prince April 24, 2017, 2:18 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
NEW YORK — The children always arrived in Switzerland in groups of 20 to 30 at a time. They bore false names; their true names were printed on labels and sewn into the lining of their jackets. Shepherding them to safety was Marianne Cohn.The Berlin-born woman had escaped into France when the Nazis took power. After Germany invaded France and it became clear that the Vichy government meant to hand over Jewish children to the Nazis along with their parents, Cohn started her rescue operation.On one return trip across the Franco-Swiss border, a German patrol stopped and arrested her together with the two non-Jewish Frenchmen who acted as drivers and guides. The two non-Jews were eventually released.Cohn, the point person in this large-scale rescue operation, was interrogated, tortured and then beaten to death with fists and shovels. Years later Yad Vashem honored the two Frenchmen with the title “righteous gentile.” Cohn remained unacknowledged — at least in Israel.“A school is named after her in Berlin, and two schools are named after her in France. Is there any street named after her in Israel? Is there any school named after her in Israel?” said Mordecai Paldiel, professor of history at Yeshiva University-Stern College.“What’s wrong with us? What’s wrong with us Jews that we don’t know her story? Why can’t we find a way to properly honor her memory?” asked Paldiel.If Paldiel had his way, Cohn — who saved hundreds of children — and numerous other Jews like her would have the same name recognition as Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg. Jewish children would know Jewish heroes’ stories and they would be honored for their heroism.There are some Jewish organizations which do honor Jewish rescuers. Since 2011, the B’nai B’rith World Center and the Committee to Recognize the Heroism of Jews who Rescued Fellow Jews During the Holocaust (JRJ) has conferred a joint “Jewish Rescuer’s Citation.” Paldiel and several other survivors sit on the JRJ committee, alongside rescuers and children of survivors and rescuers.According to the organizations, the citation was established to “correct the public misconception that Jews did not rescue other Jews during the Holocaust.” The citation is given out several times a year and to date, “162 heroes were honored for rescue activities in Germany, France, Hungary, Greece, Slovakia, Yugoslavia, Russia, Lithuania, Poland and Holland.”Additionally, in cooperation with Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF), B’nai B’rith holds an annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the B’nai B’rith Martyr’s Forest “Scroll of Fire” Plaza in what it calls “the only event in the world dedicated annually to commemorating the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust.”To raise awareness of unsung Jewish heroes, Paldiel wrote “Saving One’s Own: Jewish Rescuers During the Holocaust.” Through the untold stories of Jewish activists who rescued thousands of Jews via rescue networks and partisan fighting groups, Paldiel shatters a persistent myth that Jews were passive in the face of death and destruction.“This idea of gibor — the hero — is a big deal,” Paldiel said, sitting inside his office at Stern College.Above his desk, framed images of stamps bearing Wallenberg’s profile hang next to a small print of a striped concentration camp uniform.Paldiel first came across the subject of Jewish rescuers during his 25 years at Yad Vashem where he directed the Righteous Among the Nations Department. Over the course of his tenure — which lasted from 1982 through 2007 — 18,000 names were added to the list, which today totals about 25,000.And as he researched candidates for Righteous Among the Nations, he noticed something.Time and again he came on the stories of Jewish rescuers who worked with non-Jews to save Jews. Time and again the non-Jewish rescuers were honored as Righteous Gentiles, while in Israel, those Jews who saved significant numbers of their fellows during the Holocaust were denied formal recognition.“When I was doing this work I came across many non-Jews who were working in tandem with Jews. In some cases these Jews were doing more than the non-Jews, but it was not talked about. It was not acknowledged. It was completely overlooked,” said Paldiel.With the publication of “Saving One’s Own,” Paldiel hopes more people learn of the partisan Tuvia Bielski, who, with his brothers, saved 1,200 Jews, and once said that “To save a Jew is much more important than to kill Germans.”“But after the war [Bielski] came to Brooklyn and was a truck driver. He was completely overlooked by the Jewish community. While everyone was celebrating Oskar Schindler, no one knew of Tuvia Bielski. Tuvia saved the same number of Jews as Oskar Schindler,” he said.As Paldiel details in his book, which is published by the Jewish Publication Society, many of these Jews could have left and saved themselves but instead they chose to stay behind, risking their lives so others might get out.One such woman was Gisi Fleischmann of Slovakia, a member of the Bratislava Working Group, which bribed German and Slovakian officials — an effort that helped stave off the mass deportation of Slovakian Jews until 1944. She was murdered in Auschwitz.Paldiel was born in 1937 in Antwerp, Belgium; his family fled across the border to France after the Germans invaded. Like so many refugees who found sanctuary in Vichy France they moved constantly.In 1942, when Paldiel was five, his family found themselves in Marseilles, a port city on the Mediterranean which saw its population increase threefold during the war years. Paldiel spent several weeks during the summer of 1942 in the home of Rabbi Zalman Schneerson, a distant cousin of the famed Lubavitcher Rebbe. Schneerson saved many Jewish children in France and his story is told in “Saving One’s Own.Paldiel has only hazy memories of his time at Schneerson’s house — playing in a yard with other children, a childhood fight with another boy, sunshine and the sea in the distance.In September 1943 the family crossed into Switzerland with the help of Simon Gallay, a Catholic priest who was later honored as a “Righteous Gentile.” Upon their arrival in Switzerland they were arrested and interned in different locations where the children were put under the care of the Jewish Federation while the adults remained under police supervision.After the war the family returned to Belgium. In 1950 Paldiel moved to the US, he made aliyah in 1962, earning a BA in economics and political science at Hebrew University. After serving in the Six-Day War, he married and had three children, and in 1982 received his PhD in Holocaust Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia.It was years later when Paldiel was researching Schneerson that he realized Yad Vashem had honored May Charretie, a French non-Jewish courier who aided the rabbi, but not Schneerson himself.Paldiel said his own story only indirectly inspired his book; rather it was the research around his and others’ stories that moved him.About 15 years ago Israeli historian and Holocaust scholar Yehuda Bauer, along with a volunteer group and Paldiel, tried unsuccessfully to convince the museum to acknowledge Jewish rescuers under a separate but similar program as Righteous Among the Nations.“Yad Vashem has done a phenomenal job in recognizing non-Jews who rescued Jews, but what Paldiel’s book shows is that the emphasis on the non-Jews who saved Jews has not played up one very important aspect of the history — that Jews saved each other,” said Michael Berenbaum, scholar, author and former project director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “It shows the agency Jews could take and it gives us a model of behavior. It gives a certain sense of self-liberation, it gives the oppressed a sense of what you can do for yourself.”As Paldiel explained, provision 9:1 in the Yad Vashem rules states that Yad Vashem was created to address, among others, the Righteous Among the Nations who risked their lives to save Jews. It doesn’t, however, mention bestowing any honors — that remains up to Yad Vashem’s discretion.Not making the progress they desired, Paldiel and others tried another tack — legislation. Although withdrawn, there was a proposed bill before the Knesset to require Yad Vashem to acknowledge major Jewish rescuers of the Jewish people in a way that doesn’t conflict with its ongoing and meritorious program for the Righteous Among the Nations, Paldiel said.Those who opposed the original legislation argued Jews were morally obligated to help fellow Jews and so there was nothing particularly heroic about those who helped, Paldiel said. Other critics said recognizing Jewish rescuers might unfairly scrutinize the actions of survivors; honoring Jews deemed to have acted heroically would cast aspersions on those Jews who didn’t do the same.In the days since the bill was withdrawn Paldiel said he was told Yad Vashem plans to develop a program that honors Jewish rescuers.The Times of Israel asked Yad Vashem about its policy regarding Jewish rescuers of Jews and if there are any plans to change them on the horizon. The museum responded that it has and does recount “countless” such stories at the museum, on its robust website, and in dozens of memoirs, research books and articles published over the years by Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research and in a “wealth of educational material.”“Moreover, this topic is highlighted in various commemorative activities and during the official Holocaust Remembrance Day opening ceremonies as well as other events held at Yad Vashem,” wrote the spokesperson’s office.While it is praiseworthy to increase awareness of these stories, regarding new legislation, however, Yad Vashem wrote that it “believes that this proposed amendment to the Yad Vashem Law specifically recognizing individual Jews who saved fellow Jews is superfluous and has the potential of having dangerous consequences.”‘The changes proposed will not benefit the memory of these heroic acts, but instead could erroneously indicate that they were rare occurrences’-“The changes proposed will not benefit the memory of these heroic acts, but instead could erroneously indicate that they were rare occurrences and therefore merit special mention. Consequently, the process can be emotionally damaging and judgmental towards Jews who did not act accordingly. Such a move would be an injustice and is liable to offend the Holocaust survivors themselves,” wrote Yad Vashem.For his part, survivor scholar Paldiel vehemently disagrees.“We want children in Israel to know there were Jewish people who did not submit,” said Paldiel. “This does not detract from what the righteous gentiles did. It’s another scale, which complements the story of the righteous gentiles. It shows that there were those among us Jews who took up the challenge, that there were those who risked their lives and those that lost their lives. We should be proud of these people.”
Massive charge sheet also includes possession of child pornography, drug and weapons trafficking-JCC bomb hoaxer charged with vast list of offenses, including threats to execute children, blow up planes-US-Israeli teen hacker accused in Israeli court of making over 2,000 intimidating calls to Jewish institutions, malls, schools, airlines and police in US and worldwide; threatening US senator and top defense official-By Tamar Pileggi April 24, 2017, 2:44 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israel on Monday filed a massive laundry list of criminal charges against an Israeli-American teenager accused of making thousands of bomb threat calls and other violent threats to Jewish institutions, schools, hospitals and airlines all over the world. His alleged threats caused fighter jets to scramble, planes to dump fuel and make emergency landings, large numbers of schools to evacuate, and numerous other chaotic consequences. In some cases, he allegedly threatened to execute children he claimed to be holding hostage.The Justice Ministry said the 18-year-old hacker from Ashkelon was charged at the Tel Aviv District Court with thousands of counts of extortion, publishing false information that caused panic, computer offenses and money laundering, among other charges.The indictment says that in addition to the previously reported threats to Jewish community centers, the unnamed teen also targeted hundreds of non-Jewish schools, airlines and airports, malls, and police stations, in the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Britain, and tried to extort Republican State Senator Ernesto Lopez from Delaware. He also offered extortion services over the internet in return for compensation in the cryptocurrency bitcoin.The Israeli indictment reveals a pattern of threats far more numerous, more vicious, and against a far wider range of targets, than previously reported.The court said the motive for the violent threats was to cause public alarm.Israel has not publicly identified the suspect because he was a minor when he allegedly committed some of the offenses. A court gag order prevents Israeli media from publishing his name.In the first of eight separate charges in the Israeli indictment, prosecutors allege 142 counts of making threatening calls and conveying false information to police.Illustrative photo of police tape at the JCC in Nashville, Tennessee, after the community center received a bomb threat on January 9, 2017. (Screenshot: The Tennessean)-According to the court, he called American Airlines, Virgin Australia and El Al and warned of imminent bomb attacks. The July 2016 threat against the Israeli airline prompted French and Swiss fighter jets to scramble and escort the airliner due to fears of a potential hijacking.A bomb threat the teen called in to a Canadian airport led to the emergency evacuation of passengers who had already boarded a plane. Six people were injured exiting the plane on inflatable slides.The indictment said the threat against the Virgin Australia flight resulted in the passenger plane dumping eight tons of fuel over the ocean as a precaution before landing.He also threatened a plane being used by the NBA’s Boston Celtics basketball team.The second charge includes some 2,000 counts of making threatening calls to Jewish and Israeli institutions across the US in recent months.Police said he used sophisticated “camouflage technologies” to disguise his voice and mask his location. They said a search of his home uncovered advanced antennas and satellite equipment.The third charge in the lengthy indictment alleges that he made at least 48 separate threatening calls to US law enforcement agencies and officials. In some, he falsely claimed to be holding children hostage, and threatened to execute them.The fourth charge alleges that he threatened State Senator Lopez, as well as harassing a former Pentagon official, then-assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs George Little, including threatening to kidnap and kill his children.He was also charged with using the dark web to deal drugs, run an online hacking and document forging service, and buy and sell weapons online, and possession of child pornography.He is also charged with assaulting the police officers who came to arrest him on March 23, 2017, when he attempted to grab the firearm of one of the officers.On Friday, the Ashkelon native was charged in US federal court in Orlando, Florida, with 28 counts of making threatening calls and conveying false information to police. Separately, he was charged with three more counts of cyberstalking in an indictment filed in a federal court in Athens, Georgia.Over the weekend, Israel’s Channel 2 reported that Israel had refused a US request to extradite the suspect in favor of him being tried in Israel.The wave of bomb threats to American Jewish institutions in recent months helped spread fear amid an apparent increase in hate crimes and anti-Semitic acts in the United States. Some said that the rise of Donald Trump as US president encouraged the extreme right and emboldened hate groups.But the arrest of the Jewish teenager, a dual American-Israeli citizen, has complicated the anti-Semitism debate.In previous court hearings, his lawyer claimed the defendant had a brain tumor and is on the autistic spectrum, which might have affected his behavior. She said his condition had prevented her client from attending elementary school, high school or enlisting in the army, which is compulsory for most Jewish men.His parents have also argued that he is unfit to stand trial, though they have apologized for his alleged crimes.AP and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
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