Articles Posted by Alouette

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  • The Jewish Soldier at Andersonville

    05/25/2009 6:48:18 AM PDT · by Alouette · 11 replies · 1,521+ views
    Jewish-American History on the Web ^ | December, 1888 | Alice Hyneman Rhine
    Unlike the mass of war literature of the period, the following sketch in place of treating of the generals in command is simply a chronicle of passages in the war record of the "rank and file." A humble sergeant, who among the many generous high-spirited young men volunteered in "61" to fight for the perpetuation of the Union, and who through a self-negation equal to Sidney's heroic act, suffered captivity and death in the prison pen at Andersonville. Elias Leon Hyneman, one of the martyrs of our Civil war, was the son of Rebekah Hyneman, a poetess whose position in...
  • "Boycott Israel" Epic Fail as liquor store sells entire inventory of Israeli wine in 30 minutes

    04/07/2009 3:57:03 PM PDT · by Alouette · 43 replies · 2,823+ views
    Israel Matzav ^ | April 7, 2009 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Pro-Palestinian activists who picketed a Toronto liquor store got more than they bargained for as customers swarmed the store and bought out the entire inventory of Israeli wine in 30 minutes. The Canadian version of "Freedom Riders" motorcycle club was also present. Video at link.
  • Gaza and Auschwitz, a comparison

    03/16/2009 4:44:28 PM PDT · by Alouette · 11 replies · 1,286+ views
    Vicious Babushka ^ | Mar. 16, 2009 | Vicious Babushka
    The next time some doofus tries to claim that "Gaza is just like Auschwitz" please refer them to this link.
  • Doofus of the Day: Ben Ehrenreich thinks ending Israel will bring "peace"

    03/15/2009 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Alouette · 24 replies · 1,719+ views
    Vicious Babushka ^ | Mar. 15, 2009 | Ben Ehrenreich
    Zionism is the problem The Zionist ideal of a Jewish state is keeping Israelis and Palestinians from living in peace. By Ben Ehrenreich It's hard to imagine now, but in 1944, six years after Kristallnacht, Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism, felt comfortable equating the Zionist ideal of Jewish statehood with "the concept of a racial state -- the Hitlerian concept." For most of the last century, a principled opposition to Zionism was a mainstream stance within American Judaism. Even after the foundation of Israel, anti-Zionism was not a particularly heretical position. Assimilated Reform Jews like...
  • What is the "Jewish" way to layoff employees?

    02/28/2009 5:54:26 PM PST · by Alouette · 21 replies · 2,139+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Feb. 28, 2009 | Alouette
    What's the "Jewish Way" to "Lay People Off"? From the "Ethical Activist" who deprived of thousands of their livelihoods By Nathaniel Popper Behind the headlines about the massive layoffs sweeping the Jewish world are experiences like that of Rochelle Mancini. Mancini worked at the American Jewish Congress for 23 years until December, when her employer learned that it had lost much of its endowment in the alleged Ponzi scheme of Bernard Madoff. A few weeks later — just a day before New Year’s Eve — Mancini was called in late in the day and told the next day would be...
  • Pro-Israel/Judaic/Russian Jewry news roundup

    02/18/2009 8:17:58 AM PST · by Alouette · 2 replies · 801+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Feb. 18, 2009 | Alouette
    It's not "Criticism of Israel," it's Jew HateCAIR demands "Fairness Doctrine" in synagogue presentationObama Administration disappoints IsraelWife-beheader received CAIR awardJews in Muslim lands anxious over Gaza warWorld anti-Semitism summit begins in LondonLivni says, "Give away half of Israel"Abbas threatens to suspend "peace talks"The Rosh Yeshivah and the ShliachKuwaitis fantasize about bio attackGaza Genocide Epic FailHamas leader admits Shalit is probably dead
  • pro-Israel/Judaic/Russian Jewry news roundup at The Vicious Babushka

    02/10/2009 7:43:29 AM PST · by Alouette · 1 replies · 754+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Feb. 10, 2009 | Alouette
    Get ready for "Israel Apartheid Week"Secret IDF weapon: Stealth panties"Hitler was sent by Allah"Auditions for new Hamas mascotAbbas says, "Respect my authority!"Hamas kills cartoon IDF soldiersKidnapped goats rescuedJew-hating expletives to work out toGood news for Russian Jews!How the UK reports Israeli elections
  • "The View," Mass Media, and Judeophobia

    01/28/2009 1:08:31 PM PST · by Alouette · 27 replies · 2,869+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Alouette
    With Jews worldwide facing an outbreak of anti-Semitism unprecedented since the days of the old Soviet Union, the trivial prattle of a gaggle of silly “yentas” on the daytime talk show “The View” is very low on my list of “stuff to be outraged about.” I do not watch this program, or television altogether, and when “The View” broadcast a program featuring actress Susie Essman promoting her new movie while repeating the most obnoxious and grotesque stereotypes about religious Jews, Chabad Jews in particular, I was asked by fellow blogger Debbie Schlussel to post a link to this program on...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sources say Terrorist Caught in Mobile

    01/27/2009 1:07:10 PM PST · by Alouette · 55 replies · 3,063+ views
    NBC15 ^ | Jan. 27, 2009 | Jenna Susko
    (MOBILE, Ala.) Jan.26 - Mobile police sources tell NBC 15 News they've arrested a man believed to be a domestic terrorist. The investigation began January 5, when a local synagogue was spray painted with Nazi markings. Mobile Police are not making an official comment yet, but sources within the department say they got a very dangerous man off the streets, just in time. Words of hate were spray-painted all over the Congregation Tree of Life synagogue three weeks ago. They are markings that shocked its congregation. Member Barbara Morgan couldn't believe it.
  • Imam gloats over Holocaust, hopes for another one

    01/27/2009 11:07:43 AM PST · by Alouette · 27 replies · 1,817+ views
    MEMRI TV ^ | Jan. 27, 2009 | Memri
    Egyptian imam giggles and gloats while discussing the Holocaust. WARNING: This video gets very graphic at about 9:00
  • pro-Israel/Judaic/Russian-Jewry news at The Vicious Babushka

    01/27/2009 10:56:56 AM PST · by Alouette · 2 replies · 854+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Jan. 27, 2009 | Alouette
    Imam gloats over Holocaust, hopes for another oneCartoon: The Naive NewsmanMoshe'le's Story: The Mumbai MassacreUnicorn SoupThe Making of a Hamas HeroChildren of WarUN experts fear Gaza children will grow up hating IsraelYour tax dollars at work, Hamas payoffsAnti-Semitism at highest point since old Soviet daysDoofus of the Day: Don't joke with airport securityJimmy Carter says, Give Hamas a chance
  • Pro-Israel/Judaic/Russian Jewry headlines at The Vicious Babushka

    01/22/2009 2:44:09 PM PST · by Alouette · 1 replies · 781+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Jan. 22, 2009 | Alouette
    Brutal Attack on Jewish man in LondonFrom the fine folks who brought you the Inquisition and the 1492 ExpulsionThe Boys from Brazil: It's a True Story!Boobs on "The View" hatin' on JewsLibyan Drag Queen suggests "One State Solution"Unmasked! Jew-eating cannibal without the bunny suitMost Obnoxious Gaza Sob Story Ever!Oh noes! Religious Jews are taking over Jerusalem!
  • Latest Israel/Judaic/Russian-Jewry news at The Vicious Babushka

    01/20/2009 12:30:18 PM PST · by Alouette · 2 replies · 811+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Jan. 20, 2009 | Alouette
    Iraq demands return of ancient Torah scrolls looted from Babylonian JewsChabad - Magnet for Anti-SemitesPro-Israel Rally in Moscow, crowd chants "Israel, we are with you!"Moonbat of the Day: Martin VarsavskyJoe the Plumber at Chabad9/11 Suspects declare guilt and they're proud of itSharia Law coming to GazaThe Obama BabushkaChabad Headquarters threatened by radical Islamist
  • Angry Jewish Mother crashes Hamas pity party (and other Israel news)

    01/17/2009 5:43:47 PM PST · by Alouette · 2 replies · 703+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Jan. 17, 2009 | Alouette
    Angry Jewish mother crashes Hamas pity party Dozens of babies named for Mumbai martyrs Chesley Sullenberger for President! Moonbat of the day: Gerald Kaufman A new flag for Israel
  • Israel News Links at Vicious Babushka

    01/15/2009 6:16:53 AM PST · by Alouette · 3 replies · 521+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Jan. 15, 2009 | Alouette
    These news alerts are taking the place of the pro-Israel/Judaic/Russian Jewry ping list. Please visit The Vicious Babushka to read and comment. Ismail Haniyeh reveals his new secret weaponIDF Bombs UN headquarters in GazaGaza is running out of graves to bury their deadIf General Sherman were alive today...European Court of Human Rights denounces a "fanatical, dangerous and radical" religion. Guess which one? Moonbat of the Day
  • Pro-Israel/Judaic/Russian Jews at The Vicious Babushka

    01/13/2009 6:10:26 AM PST · by Alouette · 9 replies · 546+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Jan. 12, 2009 | Alouette
    Topics of the day: Palestinian "Holocaust" in alternate universeHamas in their own wordsHamas delivers a message to ZionistsArab List and Balad are banned from Israeli election rolls for not recognizing the State of Israel
  • Alouette's New Blog!

    01/11/2009 4:06:34 PM PST · by Alouette · 27 replies · 972+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Jan. 11, 2009 | Alouette
    In case y'all* have been wondering where I am and what I'm doing, please visit my new blog! The Vicious Babushka *Just a little word I learned from my new daughter-in-law, from Alabama
  • Chabad's openness a liability

    12/07/2008 6:20:34 AM PST · by Alouette · 8 replies · 675+ views
    AP | Dec. 7, 2008 | Rachell Zoll Link only, no excerpt allowed.
  • Bullet Ridden Mumbai Torah Verse: 'Almighty Spoke after Deaths'

    12/02/2008 4:54:54 PM PST · by Alouette · 13 replies · 950+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Dec. 2, 2008 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    ( The verse in the Torah that was shot up by Mumbai terrorists reads: "The Almighty spoke to Moses after the death of Aaron's two sons…." It is from Leviticus [VaYikra], Chapter 16, Verse 1. The damaged Torah scroll was discovered when officials examined the Chabad House following the massacre of six Israelis by the Muslim terrorists who staged the mass slaughter at least 10 different places Wednesday night. They saw bullet holes in the Holy Ark where the scroll was kept and then examined it to see if it had been damaged. The verse refers to Nadav and Avihu,...
  • Muslims condemn Mumbai attacks, worry about image

    12/01/2008 6:11:12 AM PST · by Alouette · 51 replies · 1,551+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 1, 2008 | Karin Laub
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Muslims from the Middle East to Britain and Austria condemned Sunday the Mumbai shooting rampage by suspected Islamic militants as senseless terrorism, but also found themselves on the defensive once again about bloodshed linked to their religion. Intellectuals and community leaders called for greater efforts to combat religious fanaticism. Indian police said Sunday that the only surviving gunman told them he belongs to the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba. The group is seen as a creation of Pakistani intelligence to help fight India in the disputed Kashmir region. Another group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, has also operated in Kashmir. Both...
  • UPDATE: Mumbai-Based Rabbi and Wife Killed in Terrorist Attacks

    11/28/2008 9:43:39 AM PST · by Alouette · 52 replies · 1,702+ views ^ | Nov. 28, 2008 | Joshua Runyon
    Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, the beloved directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai, were killed during one of the worst terrorist attacks to strike India in recent memory. Jewish communities around the world reacted with shock to the loss of the couple, who were killed Thursday at their Chabad House during an apparent standoff between Indian military forces and terrorists. Their toddler son, Moshe, managed to escape with his nanny some hours before Indian commandos stormed their building, known as the Nariman House, in the popular touristy neighborhood of Colaba. The Associated Press reported that the boy was unharmed, but was...
  • International Jewish Activists Conference Kicks Off in New York

    11/20/2008 8:33:51 PM PST · by Alouette · 4 replies · 472+ views ^ | Nov. 19, 2008 | Tamar Runyan
    Whether by plane, train or car, thousands of Jewish activists from all over the world made their way to the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., for the much-anticipated 25th annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. The rabbis began trickling in on Tuesday as their flights landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport. More so than in years past, this year’s conference will shine a spotlight on Jewish unity. It takes place in a year of hakhel, a once in seven years occurrence that was marked during the time of the Holy Temple by a gathering of men, women and...
  • I'm taking a hiatus from FR

    11/06/2008 10:27:13 AM PST · by Alouette · 79 replies · 2,732+ views
    Jewish-American History on the Web ^ | Nov. 6, 2008 | Alouette
    I am taking some time off from FR to cool down after the election, and to celebrate my son's wedding in Alabama. So if you don't get pings and articles to the Judaic/pro-Israel/Russian Jewry list, I'm on vacation. While I am in the deep South, I will be working on a history series of Southern Jewry which will appear at and also at, which will be posted here when I return. Stay strong, FReepers! The American people are tough and will survive.
  • The War Within [Israel must crush "settlers" and "ultra-Orthodox"]

    11/05/2008 9:49:14 AM PST · by Alouette · 13 replies · 906+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | Nov. 5, 2008
    Israel is becoming a nation at war with itself. The conflict is not just with militant Palestinians. Militant Jewish settlers in the West Bank clash regularly with Israeli police who remove illegal homes. Israeli security officials have warned of possible assassination attempts on peace-seeking Israeli leaders. In September, Jewish militants tried to assassinate Professor Zeev Sternhell, a supporter of Peace Now, which documents settlement construction. Settlers are damaging Palestinian property in retaliation for government actions against the outposts. The Israeli cabinet on Sunday branded the disturbances “a threat to the rule of law and order in Israel.” The situation is...
  • Vows: The Courtship and Wedding of Erik Hyman and Max Mutchnick [monogrammed pink barf bags]

    11/02/2008 12:41:59 PM PST · by Alouette · 8 replies · 902+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | Oct. 31, 2008 | Devan Sipher
    MAX MUTCHNICK has “shpilkes.” Mr. Mutchnick, who used the Yiddish word to describe his restless energy, didn’t become a creator and executive producer of the sitcom “Will & Grace” by being a blushing wallflower. “I’m a big personality,” said the impulsive Mr. Mutchnick, 42, who melds borscht belt shtick and urbane wit in his writing and his life. So it was unusual for him to be intimidated by Erik Hyman, an entertainment law associate at the Los Angeles firm Loeb & Loeb. “He’s out of my league,” was Mr. Mutchnick’s initial impression. “I’m Mel Brooks, and he is Anne Bancroft....
  • Campaigning Among Orthodox Jewish Women: The Sarah Palin Wig

    10/26/2008 1:48:47 PM PDT · by Alouette · 3 replies · 417+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Oct. 26, 2008 | Hana Levi Julian
    Shlomo Klein, Vice President of the venerable wig wholesaler Georgie, told the American TV network Fox News on Thursday that the human-hair "Sarah Palin" – which sells for $695 on an internet wig retail site --- is one of the company's most popular wigs. The wig, which is listed as a "Best Seller" on a well-known retail wig vendor's website, has sold in the dozens since the Republican Convention. Although Palin was a relative unknown before she was tapped to become the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain, the Governor of Alaska has become a national celebrity...
  • Pilgrimage to Roots of Faith and Strife [Jews return to Joseph's Tomb]

    10/24/2008 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Alouette · 3 replies · 316+ views
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 24, 2008 | Isabel Kershner
    NABLUS, West Bank — They came in waves, ardent Jewish settlers, religious women from central Israel, black-clad followers of Hasidic courts and groups of teenage boys and girls, almost a thousand of them in all. Crammed into a dozen buses and escorted by the Israeli military, the Jewish pilgrims slid quietly along deserted streets throughout the early hours of a recent morning while the residents of this Palestinian city, a militant stronghold ruled until recently by armed gangs, slept in their beds. The destination was the holy place known as Joseph’s Tomb, a tiny half-derelict stone compound in the heart...
  • Students face punishment for 'Hit a Jew Day'

    10/23/2008 2:35:51 PM PDT · by Alouette · 39 replies · 2,661+ views
    YNet ^ | Oct. 23, 2008
    Pupils from a suburban St. Louis middle school allegedly hit Jewish classmates. District spokesman: There is a mix of sadness and outrage At least four students from a suburban St. Louis middle school face punishment for allegedly hitting Jewish classmates during what they called "Hit a Jew Day." The incident happened last week at Parkway West Middle School in Chesterfield. District officials said Thursday they believe that fewer than 10 children of the district's 35 Jewish students were struck. District spokesman Paul Tandy said that in most cases, the students were hit on the back of their shoulders but one...
  • British Shul Bans "Racist Tanya" [Jewish text banned for PC reasons]

    10/23/2008 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 1,033+ views
    COL Live ^ | Oct. 23, 2008
    Shocking: One of Britain's largest synagogues in the Hampstead Garden suburb canceled an adult-education class on the Tanya, following objections by senior congregants who declared it "racist." Vivian Wineman, vice-president of the Board of Deputies, said: "Lubavitch philosophy has elements which are unacceptable." A synagogue's decision to abandon a study course after a religious commentary was pronounced "racist" has been criticized as "outrageous" and "spineless" in the latest edition of the shul magazine. London's Hampstead Garden Suburb United Synagogue, one of Britain's biggest synagogues, discontinued an adult-education class on the Tanya earlier this year, following objections by three senior congregants,...
  • Abbas condemns settler attacks during olive harvest [Not this **** again]

    10/19/2008 6:06:57 PM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 464+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 19, 2008 | Wafa Amr
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday urged his people to plant trees across the West Bank in response to Jewish settlers attacks on farmers during an olive harvest critical to many Palestinians' livelihoods. Abbas described settlers attacks on Palestinian farmers and the uprooting of trees during an annual olive harvest as a "dangerous Israeli escalation" and urged the international to intervene. [...] The United States and Israel's other allies have long urged Israel to remove the half million Israelis who live on occupied land in defiance of international law. (Writing by Wafa Amr; Editing by Jon Boyle)
  • Barack Obama’s review of William Ayers' book

    10/18/2008 8:21:55 PM PDT · by Alouette · 56 replies · 2,571+ views
    On December 21, 1997, Barack Obama wrote a short review of William Ayers’ book A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court, which had recently been published by Beacon Press. Here’s a photo of how the review appeared in the Chicago Tribune: Obama’s review of Ayers’ book says, “A searing and timely account of the juvenile court system, and the courageous individuals who rescue hope from despair.” I had seen mentions of the existence of this review in a very few media outlets, including CNN, National Review, American Spectator, and a handful of others. But because the review...
  • Primary school to serve pupils halal meat whether they're Muslim or not

    10/10/2008 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Alouette · 61 replies · 1,741+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Oct. 10, 2008
    All pupils at a primary school face being served halal meat at lunchtime whether they are Muslim or not, it emerged today. Dale Primary, which has a large proportion of Asians among its 550 pupils, is consulting parents about the controversial move. Under the plans pupils would only be offered Islamic-approved meals on days when meat is on the menu to 'avoid cross-contamination'. For meat to be classified halal, a Muslim must have slaughtered the animal from which it came by a single cut to the throat and without stunning it first. A prayer, including the words 'Allah is great',...
  • Yom Kippur holiest of days on Jewish calendar

    10/08/2008 9:11:25 AM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 785+ views
    Times Daily ^ | Oct. 8, 2008 | Jennifer Crossley
    Its observers abstain from food, sex, baths and wearing leather for 26 hours, casting away distractions that may cloud their mission: Getting closer to God. Jews will celebrate Yom Kippur on Wednesday and Thursday this year. Taking place 10 days after the start of Rosh Hashanah, the start of the new Jewish year, "Yom Kippur is the holiest of days on the Jewish calendar," said Kim Gonzalez, teen director and Jewish educator at the Levite Jewish Community Center in Birmingham. The holiday is both somber and joyful, a bittersweet reflection on one's good and bad deeds in the past year....
  • Boris Efimov, One of World’s Oldest Jews, Passes Away at 108

    10/08/2008 9:06:12 AM PDT · by Alouette · 8 replies · 452+ views ^ | Oct. 7, 2008
    Caricaturist Boris Efimov, whose drawings during World War II helped stoke morale among Russian troops in the fight against Nazi Germany, died last week in Moscow. One of the world’s oldest Jews, he passed away just shy of his 109th birthday. Born Boris Fridland in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1899, Efimov was just a toddler when his family moved to Bialystok in present-day Poland. He studied art and by the time he moved to Moscow in the 1920s, his drawings were attracting the attention of influential politicians. But it was his depictions of German troops and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler that...
  • Liberal Jews and Sarah Palin

    10/07/2008 7:00:51 AM PDT · by Alouette · 39 replies · 956+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Oct. 7, 2008 | Tom Mountain
    Betty Friedan couldn't have predicted Sarah Palin. Why do liberal Jews have such a problem with Sarah Palin? One would think that the die-hard feminists in the Jewish community would trumpet the ascension of a woman to the second spot on a presidential ticket, much as they did over two decades ago when Geraldine Ferraro took center stage with Walter Mondale in a quixotic attempt to unseat Ronald Reagan. At the time, Gloria Steinem and her feminist clones were tripping over each other to see who could best herald the Democratic vice presidential contender as the modern Susan B. Anthony...
  • PETA Has Instigated Anti-Semitism Around The Globe Over 'Kapporas' Ritual Ban

    10/06/2008 4:09:40 PM PDT · by Alouette · 19 replies · 480+ views
    VIN News ^ | Oct. 6, 2008
    Crown Heights, NY - The battle lines are being drawn between The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization and the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) with the advent of the season of Kapparot, the ancient Jewish rite of slaughtering chickens to atone for one's sins before the holiday of Yom Kippur. PETA zeroed in for the second year in a row on NCFJE's annual Kapparot project. The organization raises funds for its outreach activities by selling the chickens used for the ritual. In an exclusive interview with Israel National News, NCFJE Chairman of the...
  • Lebanon: Israel stole our falafel

    10/06/2008 12:02:46 PM PDT · by Alouette · 32 replies · 1,076+ views
    YNet ^ | Oct. 6, 2008 | Roee Nahmias
    Country's Industrialists Association says Jewish state trying to claim ownership of traditional Lebanese delicacies like tabouleh and hummus, plans international food-related suit Roee Nahmias Published: 10.06.08, 09:10 / Israel Money Lebanon is planning on filing an international law suit against Israel for violating a food copyright, Fadi Abboud, president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association, told the al-Arabiya network. The Lebanese claim is that Israel markets original Lebanese food like tabouleh, kubbeh, hummus, falafel and fattoush which the Lebanese considered their trademarks prior to the establishment of the Jewish state. Abboud explained that the fact that Israel has been marketing Lebanese...
  • Devastating Video, Obama talks about job Ayers gave him

    10/06/2008 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Alouette · 35 replies · 3,310+ views
    O'Reilly hammers Obama about Ayers
  • Holy site closed to 'punish' settlers [Jews banned from Joseph's Tomb]

    09/28/2008 7:24:54 AM PDT · by Alouette · 6 replies · 482+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept. 28. 2008 | Yaakov Katz
    Following recent settler violence in the West Bank, the IDF Central Command canceled a number of scheduled visits to Joseph's Tomb in Nablus last week and says it will not permit any until the settler leadership forcefully condemns the attacks, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The decision was made by Samaria Brigade commander Col. Itzik Bar and was delivered to the settler leadership by Maj. Nehemia Hen, who is in charge of settlement security in the area. Jews have been allowed access to Joseph's Tomb since the beginning of the year in monthly visits coordinated with the Samaria Brigade. Each...
  • Who Shall Live? (Rosh Hashanah Video)

    09/23/2008 6:06:30 PM PDT · by Alouette · 11 replies · 389+ views
    Who Shall Live ^ | Sept. 23, 2008
  • CatholicVote pro-life ad (stunning!)

    09/23/2008 5:04:22 PM PDT · by Alouette · 40 replies · 332+ views ^ | Sept. 23, 2008
  • Olmert: Jerusalem attacks unpreventable

    09/23/2008 2:00:17 PM PDT · by Alouette · 29 replies · 242+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 23, 2008 | Roni Sofer
    Outgoing prime minister hints at division of capital as only strategy that may halt current onslaught of terror attacks. 'Tell Arabs: You live in your neighborhoods, stay out of ours,' he offers Following a fourth terror attack carried out in Jerusalem by a resident of the eastern part of the capital, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Tuesday that it was becoming increasingly difficult to prevent these attacks from taking place. "Whoever talks in grandiose and bombastic slogans about Jerusalem should remember that there is no simple way to avoid this phenomenon, unless we tell the Arabs in the Arab neighborhoods:...
  • 10 wounded in Jerusalem terror attack [Arab drives vehicle into crowd]

    09/22/2008 1:33:57 PM PDT · by Alouette · 17 replies · 380+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept. 22, 2008
    Ten people were wounded - one seriously, two moderately and seven lightly - on Monday night in a terror attack at a busy Jerusalem intersection. Rescue services said an Arab driver drove his car into a group of people at Zahal Square. The driver was shot and killed by citizens, according to Israel Radio and rescue services. The intersection is near the Old City's Jaffa Gate.
  • Palestinian woman pours acid on soldier

    09/22/2008 7:17:19 AM PDT · by Alouette · 37 replies · 287+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 22, 2008 | Efrat Weiss
    IDF soldier manning Nablus checkpoint loses sight after Palestinian woman hurls acidic substance into his eyes. Army slams 'cynical use' of humanitarian aid at crossings Efrat Weiss Latest Update: 09.22.08, 16:46 / Israel News An IDF soldier has lost sight in one of his eyes after a Palestinian woman attacked him with acid at the Hawara checkpoint on Monday afternoon. The checkpoint is located south of the West Bank city of Nablus. Troops managed to apprehend the woman, who is believed to have carried out a similar attack several weeks ago at the same crossing. She was arrested and taken...
  • Olmert submits resignation to president

    09/21/2008 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Alouette · 21 replies · 296+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 21, 2008 | Roni Sofer
    PM arrives at president's official Jerusalem residence to submit his resignation after 33 months in office. Peres promises to work quickly toward establishment of new coalition, thanks Olmert for his 'contribution to country' Roni Sofer Latest Update: 09.21.08, 20:19 / Israel News Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrived at President Shimon Peres' official residence in Jerusalem Sunday evening in order to submit his resignation just 33 months after taking office. Peres told reporters shortly after receiving the letter that he "appreciates the special way in which Olmert decided to transfer power. It was not an easy decision to make and I...
  • Editor Protests Son's Arrest for 'Terror' Plot ["Nice Jewish boy" is anarchist]

    09/18/2008 1:36:23 PM PDT · by Alouette · 37 replies · 493+ views
    Jewish Exponent ^ | Sept. 18, 2008 | Eric Fingerhut
    Mordecai Specktor says his 19-year-old son, Max, "has never been in a fight" and is "not a violent person." "He's an anarchist," said Specktor, the publisher and editor of Minnesota's Jewish newspaper, the American Jewish World. He's also "a University of Minnesota student, Jewishly educated." His son, he said, is "a wonderful guy." Max Specktor is also now branded a terrorist after his arrest earlier this month, along with seven others, on charges of planning to disrupt the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. He's been charged with conspiring to riot "in furtherance of terrorism" and could face up to...
  • Palestinians pleased with Livni's win

    09/18/2008 5:33:41 AM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 217+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 18, 2008 | Ali "Kill Jews for Peace" Waked
    Palestinian authority officials breathe a sign of relief, say they feared Mofaz victory Ali Waked Published: 09.17.08, 23:20 / Israel News Palestinian Authority officials said Wednesday night they were pleased with Tzipi Livni's apparent victory in the Kadima primaries and were looking forward to continuing peace talks with her. PA officials anxiously followed the Kadima primaries throughout the day, and just like Livni's associated were concerned about the low turnout rate earlier in the day. Palestinian sources were concerned that a Mofaz victory would halt the diplomatic process, while a Livni victory was perceived as recipe for continued talks. A...
  • Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator

    09/17/2008 11:25:08 AM PDT · by Alouette · 172 replies · 2,844+ views ^ | Sept. 13, 2008 | David Harrington
    I would be Charcoal Sniper Palin
  • Our World: Mrs. Clean is a Fraud [Israel Tzipi Livni]

    09/16/2008 5:55:22 AM PDT · by Alouette · 13 replies · 292+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept. 16, 2008 | Caroline "Iron Lady of Israel" Glick
    Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni may not be a crook, but she is a fraud. And if polls are to be believed, Livni the fraud is just one fraudulent election away from becoming our next prime minister. Her basic dishonesty is expressed both in her political maneuverings and in her behavior as a policymaker. In both areas, she upholds herself as Mrs. Clean - the servant of all of us who are sickened, demoralized and revolted by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his hordes of corrupt Kadima colleagues and staffers. But she is not our servant. Rather than serve us, like...
  • Atlantic Monthly Editor to Offer Apology to McCain for Photog’s Doctored Pics

    09/15/2008 12:40:53 PM PDT · by Alouette · 54 replies · 638+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 15, 2008
    The editor of The Atlantic Monthly said Monday he is sending a letter of apology to John McCain after a woman the magazine hired to photograph the Republican presidential nominee posted manipulated pictures from the photo shoot on her Web site. Photographer Jill Greenberg, who is vehemently anti-Republican and expressed glee that the photos would stir up conservative ire, took pictures of McCain for the cover of The Atlantic’s October issue. During the shoot, she took several other backlit pictures, which she then doctored and posted to her site. In one photo, she added blood oozing from McCain’s shark-toothed mouth...