Monday, March 11, 2019

The Fogel family massacre eight years on

Eight years ago today Arab terrorists murdered five members of the Fogel family in their home in Itamar, killing the parents, Ehud and Ruth, and three of their children, Yoav, aged 11, Elad, aged 4, and baby Hadas just 3 months. The killers cut off the baby's head. My blog posting from that day appears below.

Few people know about the massacre and even less know about the depraved terrorists who committed it. The massacre was ignored by the entire main stream media outside Israel, except for a couple of  ludicrous reports claiming that it might not have been a terrorist attack, with even nonsense like it could have been a 'disgruntled Thai worker'. But the terrorists Hakim and Amjad Awad (who are cousins) were eventually found and convicted. They told the court they were proud to have committed the attack, which was carefully planned. From the day Hakim Awad was arrested the PA rewarded him with a monthly salary of $3,000 a month, four times the average Palestinian civil servant’s salary. Official PA TV invited his mother and aunt to talk on the PA TV program dedicated to honoring and sending greetings to imprisoned terrorists. They referred to Awad and his accomplices as “heroes” and Hakim Awad himself was called “the hero, the legend.” The PA TV host added: “We, for our part, also convey our greetings to them.”

It is also worth noting the depraved reactions of leftists in Israel to the massacre (see end of the report).

Another massacre of Jews that the world will never know about

12 March 2011

scene from the Fogel home
I woke up today in Tel Aviv to hear of the appalling terrorist attack that took place in Itamar overnight. A young family of five, including a 3-month old baby, children aged 3 and 11, and both parents were killed by having  their throats cut in their own home by two Palestinian terrorists. Pamela Geller has posted pictures here.

Although the Japanese tsunami is obvously still dominating the news I checked today to find that Sky News and CNN were carrying plenty of other stories from around the world, but a massacre of Jewish children apparently does not count as news. If they had got planning permission to build an extension on their home, then being in 'the West Bank' that would certainly have made the news.  If any Arab child was murdered by an Israeli in this way then the Japanese tsunami would immediately have been demoted to second place, while the world lined up to condemn Israel and a generation of writers would have started working on plays to explain why all Jews are ultimately responsible for the act. Even if a guard had shot and killed the terrorists before committing this atrocity Sky News and CNN would have been all over the story posting claims of Israel murdering innocent Palestinian 'farmers'. So what you will never find out is that the attack has been claimed by none other than the Al Aqsa Martyr's brigade who are the 'military wing' of Fatah - Israel's 'peace partners'. Hamas has hailed the attack as 'heroic' and there have been the usual celebrations and fireworks in Palestinian towns. And, perhaps most importantly, the attack is likely the direct result of Israel being forced to drop certain security checks at the insistance of the Americans and British. Remember that the next time you are lectured about the poor Palestinians having to go through Israeli security checks.

Palestinian terrorists have a long history of murdering Jewish children in cold blood. There is no recorded incident in history of an Israeli deliberately killing an Arab child, let alone in an act organised by official representatives. Yet placards calling Israelis 'baby killers' are more common place on UK campusus and high streets than prostitute calling cards in Soho. If the Nazi Holocaust were taking place today then the main stream media and the UN would be citing only the Jewish uprising in the Warsaw ghetto as a crime against humanity - calling it a bloody massacre of innocent Germans.

UPDATE: As if they are trying to self-parody, the main stream media has this morning triggered into life .... to report for example:

Note the tone of the AFP report. Israeli children massacred - no story (and note also no perpetrators). But claims by Palestinians that Jews threw stones at them - that is headline news.
UPDATE: I am appalled to also report on how depraved leftists in Israel really are. In discussions about the massacre several people here have said they feel little sympathy because the Fogels were 'ultra-orthadox fanatics' or because 'they had it coming to them' for living in Itamar.

Monday, March 04, 2019

A case study in hypocricy: the BBC's John Sweeney v Tommy Robinson



Seems to me that if the BBC wanted a real high quality documentary produced they should employ ... Tommy Robinson since his Panodrama documentary is a much better piece of journalism than anything done recently by the BBC.


Previously:


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tommy Robinson: for the attention of British Jews

The silencing of Tommy Robinson should worry anybody interested in free speech and democracy. None more so than Britain's Jews who - largely under the guise of anti-Zionism - are currently attacked from all sides (but especially the left, Islamists and the main stream media promoting anti-Israel lies).  Yet Britain's 'official Jews' are part of the problem - virtue signalling their contempt for Tommy at every opportunity. More details and updates about Tommy Robinson can be found at Brian of London.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

The brutal terrorist murder of Ori Ansbacher

While the main stream media report (and rage over) the death of Palestinian teenagers - even though they are actually members of Hamas killed while attacking Israelis - the brutal terrorist murder of Israel teenagers is ignored.

And the story gets even worse.  It turns out the terrorist was a known Hamas supporter previously arrested for entering Temple Mount with a knife but released even though he said he wanted to kill Jews and become a 'martyr'.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Why I am not a big fan of Holocaust Memorial Day


In fact if you look at the trustees of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust  you will see that some of  them are people who push the anti-Israel lies. In fact, apart from the two token Holocaust survivors who presumably have little active say in policy, it is dominated by people pushing the Leftist/Muslim alliance. This includes 'friends' like Labour MP Tulip Siddiq who recently pushed blood libels against Israel and supports Hamas attacks against Israel and the loathsome Fiyaz Mughal

Hardly any surprise then that the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust pulled this stunt in 2017 ....

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Board of Deputies decides to fight Spurs fans

I have now come to the conclusion that the Board of Deputies actually do more harm than good to the British Jewish community. Incessant antisemitism in the Labour Party? They fall over backwards to appease senior Labour politicians. Incessant media lies and demonization against Israel? No interest at all (indeed they even promote some of the lies).  Violent attacks against Jews who support Israel? Not their business. But finding antisemitism in one of the few places where there is proud identification with Jews and Israel (upsetting thousands of football supporters for no good reason at all in the process) ......that's their current main concern.


And of course the idiot Baddiel brothers are in on the conspiracy.

See:

Monday, January 07, 2019

Meet a typical 'great friend of the Jewish community': Wes Streeting MP

Noticed that Wes Streeting was one of the speakers recently at Limmud. Seems there is no Jewish community event where he is not invited. No surprise as he certainly fits in perfectly well with the leftists who now dominate the Board of Deputies. But it is important to note that even the previous BoD Head Jonathan Arkush - who was genuinely pro-Israel - was taken for a ride by Wes Streeting.



Saturday, January 05, 2019

Our friends the Jordanians

With Hamas on Israel's Southern border and Hezbollah on the Northern border it is worth remembering who our so called friends are to the East. And this despite the fact that it is Israel who keeps the Jordanian regime safe.