Family Security Matters
The willful blindness of the Western media and intellectual elites to Palestinian incitement and their hyper-focus on any incident they can use to portray Israel in a negative light were on abundant display last week when footage emerged of an Israel Defense Forces soldier shooting a wounded and disarmed Palestinian terrorist.
Since then, The New York Times and The Washington Post have run no fewer than 16 stories about the incident. This volume of coverage reinforces the patently mendacious Israel-is-evil “narrative” promoted by the mainstream media, the liberal elites in bed with Palestinian and jihadist killers, the demonstrably one-sided United Nations, and the sanctimonious rants of several congressional leaders who claim they are speaking out in the name of human rights.
Meanwhile, these same news outlets consistently fail to speak out against the massive and ongoing denial of human rights, suppression of basic freedoms and daily torture meted out to any Palestinian dissident by both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Many of these violations have been investigated and documented in horrific detail by the courageous Palestinian human rights advocate Bassam Eid.
Family Security Matters
A convicted Palestinian terrorist was granted U.S. citizenship by immigration authorities who apparently failed to do a proper background check on the applicant. The convicted bomber, a resident of the Chicago area, is now being charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for immigration fraud.
Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, a convicted Palestinian terrorist, had received a life-sentence in Israel for her role in bombing the British consulate in Jerusalem and for bombing a supermarket where multiple people were killed. The series of bombs were placed as part of a campaign of terror for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in 1969. The PFLP is a designated terrorist organization. She was released in a prisoner swap by Israeli authorities after serving ten years in prison and returned to the West Bank.
Odeh immigrated to the U.S. in 1995 and was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 2004, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Though U.S. authorities have expressed outrage in their public comments that she did not tell U.S. immigration authorities about her conviction and imprisonment, they did not indicate whether or not the responsible U.S. officials would also be held accountable or if the incident would prompt any changes in the U.S. immigration system.
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You really can’t make this stuff up.
(INN) — The Obama administration is trying to convince Israel to release arch-terrorist and mass-murderer Marwan Barghouti.
According to the Hamas-aligned Al Quds daily, Washington views Barghouti as its preferred candidate for Fatah to field against Hamas in Palestinian Authority (PA) elections in May 2012.
“A high-profile US delegation has regularly discussed with officials in Tel Aviv the option to free Al Barghouti to lead Fatah against Hamas in the next elections,” the sources that the daily did not identify, said.
The Al-Quds report comes as Arab capitals are abuzz with the news that PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas will not seek re-election, leaving Washington concerned Fatah has no one to field against Hamas.
However, the release of Barghouti, who was sentenced to five life sentences for as many terror related murders in Israel, and who security services say is responsible for at least 21 other murders, is widely opposed in Israel.
Indeed, even the suggestion that Barghouti might be released as a part of a deal to free 1,027 terrorists in exchange for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit created a firestorm of outrage in the Jewish state.