The Hamas and al-Qaida Parallel

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— With the demise of Osama bin Laden, Israel and the Western world can breathe a collective sigh of relief. After nearly a decade of dead ends and false leads, America finally succeeded in tracking down and eliminating al-Qaida’s charismatic and evil founder, setting a commendable example of counterterrorism at its best.…

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Video: National Anthem Hatikva

The words to Israel’s national anthem Hatikva were written around 1878 by Naphtali Herz Imber, an English poet.  Samuel Cohen, an immigrant from Moldavia, put the lyrics to a folk melody from his home country.  In 1898, the Jewish newspaper in Israel (before the state was established) ran a competition for an official national anthem.  There were no winners from…

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Israel congratulates the US

BY ISRAEL TODAY— Israel on Tuesday congratulated America on finally catching up to and eliminating Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, and noted that the targeted killing was very reminiscent of Israeli counter-terror operations for which Jerusalem is so often criticized. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement praising the determined American war…

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Fatah military wing calls Fatah military wing calls

BY PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH— The military wing of Fatah, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, published a long statement in reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden calling it a “catastrophe.” They said that those who killed Bin Laden were “gangs of heretics.” Fatah’s military wing promises that the Jihad fighters will not be deterred in…

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Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Andrei Calarasu

BY ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— Andrei Calarasu is one of the six torch lighters who participated in the official openeing ceremony of this year’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day. Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority presents his story. Andrei was born in 1922 in Botosani, Romania as Bernard Grupper, son of Zalman…

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PM: 'World doesn't understand lessons of the Holocaust'

BY GIL SHEFLER, JPOST— The world has not learned the lessons of the Holocaust but Israel has, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, at the beginning of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day. Speaking at the official state ceremony held at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem honoring the six million Jews murdered by Nazis and…

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