Sunday, November 23, 2014

Labor Solidarity Demands a “No” Vote on Israel Boycott

UAW Local 2865 represents approximately 13,000 student workers: teaching assistants, tutors, and readers at the University of California. On December 4, they will be voting on an academic boycott of Israel.

Via the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), a group of over 120 liberal and progressive scholars, affiliated with The Third Narrative, who are dedicated to combating academic boycotts and blacklists, defending freedom of expression and promoting empathy and civility in the debate over Israelis and Palestinians.

Please forward to any graduate students you know at the University of California.

Labor Solidarity Demands a “No” Vote on Israel Boycott

As an association of progressive scholars and academics, many of whom are union members and all of whom support the labor movement, the Alliance for Academic Freedom is deeply disturbed that the Joint Council of UAW Local 2865, representing more than 13,000 student-workers across the University of California system, seeks to lend the local’s support to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. We urge our brothers and sisters in UAW Local 2865 to vote “no” on December 4, 2014, in the membership vote on this question.

The internationalism to which the labor movement has proudly and historically been committed does not mean siding with one nationalism against another; it means supporting the progressive and emancipatory forces and opposing the reactionary forces within each nation. Support for the BDS movement constitutes a betrayal of internationalism properly understood, for it fails to distinguish progressive and reactionary elements within Israeli and Palestinian societies. It is for this reason that U.S. labor leaders issued a joint statement in July 2007 denouncing calls by British trade unions for “divestment from and boycotts of Israel.” The signers of the statement included the presidents of the AFL-CIO and more than two dozen major unions, including the steelworkers, autoworkers, teamsters, mine workers and garment workers, as well as the heads of the two most important black labor organizations, the A. Philip Randolph Institute and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. A decision by UAW Local 2865 to support or join the BDS movement would be internally divisive and place it in opposition to other unions, undermining the solidarity upon which the labor movement depends and without which it cannot be effective.

Moreover, a union of student-workers has an especially good reason to reject the BDS movement: it threatens the vital professional interest of the union’s own members in academic freedom and open intellectual exchange. We believe that boycotts of academic institutions cannot be meaningfully separated from the individuals whom those institutions employ and whom such boycotts inevitably harm; that a boycott of Israeli academic institutions is therefore more accurately described as a blacklist; and that individual scholars should not be punished on the basis of their nationality, political views, or the policies of their employers or governments. A blacklist of Israeli academic institutions also harms student-workers in the University of California system by restricting their academic freedom to work with scholars from other institutions around the world. Such freedom is necessary for the fulfillment of their professional responsibilities as current and future educators and researchers. It is for these reasons that the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors have consistently opposed academic blacklists.

We commend and share the desire of many UAW Local 2865 members to aid their Palestinian colleagues and oppose Israeli occupation of the West Bank. However, we believe that BDS will have perverse consequences, doing economic harm to Palestinians and isolating and weakening Israeli progressives. Furthermore, contrary to the claims of BDS proponents, it is hardly the only means to support Palestinian colleagues and oppose Israeli military occupation. For example, unions can promote these goals by supporting progressive movements and organizations within Israel such as Peace Now and the New Israel Fund, and by joining Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine (TULIP), an organization of unions in countries around the world which in the spirit of genuine internationalism seeks to promote cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.

The labor movement is strongest when working people stand together, not when they are divided by nationality, political views, or the policies of their employers or governments. For these reasons, we appeal to our brothers and sisters in UAW Local 2865 and urge them to vote “no” in the membership vote for joining the BDS movement on December 4, 2014.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hamas brags about Resuming Tunnel Building

Our international aid dollars at work.

Winter is coming, and instead of using international aid money and resources to re-build critical  infrastructure in Gaza, Hamas is back to digging terror tunnels.  Its been estimated that each tunnel costs between 1-3 million dollars to construct, proving again that the worst enemy of the Palestinian people is the Palestinian leadership

Friday, November 21, 2014

Support the family of our hero, Zidan Sayif

Zidan Sayif, 27 was the fifth victim of the terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue. He was the first responder to reach the scene, and was shot twice in the head while attempting to save lives.

At Zidan's funeral Yohanan Danino,  the National Police Commissioner Inspector Genera eulogized  the Druze officer who “ran into the heart of the murderous inferno, without fear, without concern” and that he “endangered himself for the security of the citizens of Israel....The people of Israel owe Zidan a great debt – a great debt to this man and this great officer - to remember his greatness, his character, his heroism and his courage.”

Funeral of Druze officer Zidan Sayyif

Now we have a chance to repay that debt.  Zidan Sayif leaves behind a wife and a seven month old daughter. Lets make sure his family does not fall through the cracks, and is supported in this difficult time.

One Family Fund, an organization dedicated to helping the victims of terror is collecting donations to be earmarked specifically for Zidan Sayif's family. 

Please donate, in thanks and in gratitude not only to the Sayif family, but in honor of all the Druze who stand side by side with us as we defend our beautiful land against those that would destroy it.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jewish Voice for Peace. Finding common cause with terrorists

Jewish Voice for Peace again finds common cause with the murderer of Jews

JVP writes:

On Monday, beloved community activist Rasmea Odeh was placed under arrest and taken to jail, where she will be held until her sentencing hearing in March. The Rasmea Defense Committee and SJP are calling on all of us in the movement to be a part of her continued fight. Rasmea's case demonstrates the horrors of the Israeli Occupation and the grave injustices of our own system.

Rasmea, accused of "illegal procurement of naturalization," has not been given a fair trial, and now faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and the possibility of deportation. In response, Boston activists will gather Monday evening outside the Federal Building.

We seek #Justice4Rasmea. #FreeRasmeaNow!

The JVP "Background" follows, which predictably, neglects Rasmea's role in the murder of 2 young men. My comments in italics

On Monday November 10th, 67-year-old Chicago-based activist Rasmea Odeh was unjustly found guilty on one count of Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization for allegedly failing to mention a 1969 conviction by the State of Israel, based on a confession obtained through brutal, sustained torture. 

Rasmea Odeh's lies included failing to mention her arrest AND conviction, as well as failure to mention her involvement in the PFLP terror group.

Her conviction occurred in a military court that has a greater than 99% conviction rate for Palestinians.

Rasmea Odeh lied on her immigration paperwork
Rasema Odeh’s 1969 confession was made after being held in Israeli custody, for twenty-five days, during which she was tortured and raped. 

As many have pointed out,  if Rasmea Odeh was willing to kill for her cause, don't you think she'd be willing to lie for her cause?

After Israeli security officials detained her father and threatened to force him to rape Ms. Odeh, she confessed to charges surrounding an unsolved bombing. Ms. Odeh has since spoke openly about her experience, including 1979 testimony before the United Nations in Geneva.

The confession was only part of the evidence against her.  There was substantial physical evidence as well.

"Rasmeah Odeh was more involved than I was [in the grocery store bombing] ... I only got involved during the preparation of explosives. We wanted to place two bombs to blow up consecutively. I suggested to have the second bomb go off five or six minutes after the first bomb so that those who get killed in it would be members of the army and secret service, but it did not explode. They diffused it 20 seconds before it exploded."

JVP's support of this convicted terrorist went beyond Facebook listings and organizing demonstrations. They also filed an amicus brief with the court, claiming Odeh had an 'exemplary personal history" that precluded her from being a flight risk.

Exemplary personal history?  Rasmea Odeh was complicit in the deaths of 2 young men, and in the attempted bombing of the British consulate in Jerusalem. A search of her home found grenades and explosives.

Bomb-making supplies were found in Rasmea Odeh's home

There is nothing that indicates that this vile, evil woman has shown the slightest remorse or regret about her role in these terrorist attacks. By coming to the defense of this unrepentant Jew-killer, JVP has again chosen to stand with those that would destroy our people.

 With thanks to the Legal Insurrection Blog, for their superb coverage of the Rasmea Odeh trial

Compare and Contrast.

The Jewish Response to heartbreak and devastation:

The widows and orphans of the four rabbis who were slain in the Jerusalem synagogue massacre this week issued a letter calling for national solidarity and unity:

With broken hearts, drenched in tears shed over the spilt blood of holy men – the heads of our families.

We call on our brethren wherever they are – let us come together so that we may merit mercy from Heaven, and let’s accept upon ourselves to increase love and comradery, between each individual and each community.

We ask that every person accept upon himself on this Sabbath Eve (Parshat Toldot, November 20-21, 2014), to set aside the day of Shabbat as a day of unconditional love, a day during which we will refrain from words of disagreement and division, from words of gossip and slander.

May this serve to elevate the souls of our husbands and fathers who were slaughtered while sanctifying God’s name.

God will look down from the heavens, see our suffering, wipe away our tears and put an end to our tribulations.

May we merit seeing the coming of our Moshiach (Messiah) speedily in our days. Amen.

Signed with a torn heart,
Mrs. Chaya Levin and family
Mrs. Bryna Goldberg and family
Mrs. Yaacova Kupensky and family
Mrs. Bashy Twersky and family

The Palestinian Response to heartbreak and devastation:
Soliciting more.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Block the Boat has morphed into Operation Annoy Zim's Customers

Its not over yet. There is a new onslaught of unbridled self-righteous hypocrisy from Block the boat

Just a quick reminder of just how warped the Block the Boat moral compass is:

Block the boat proudly waved a flag in support of the terror group Hamas at their Oakland protest
Block the boat protest in Oakland

Block the Boat held banners that glorified gun violence
Block the boat protest in Oakland
Block the Boat  promoted endless violence throughout the world.

Block the boat protest in Oakland
Block the boat used anti-Semitic images
Block the boat protest in Oakland

Having failed to convince the planet that Zim's routine business decision to consolidate its shipping, and use subcontractors for certain ports was the result of their action,  this bigoted extremist group has morphed into Operation Annoy Zim's Customers

Psst, Block the Boat: If your original action was as ground-breaking and successful as you claimed, why is this even necessary?

Urging their followers to "strike at every single pillar that allows ZIM to perform business"  the companies on the Block the boat Hit list  "Zim Customer call in day" include:

Customer Service: 1 877 225 1703

Corporate Headquarters
1111 Broadway, 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone:+1 510 808 2222
Fax:+1 510 808 2220

These Companies Ship With ZIM:

Federal Cartridge Company:
CEO: Gerald Bersett
900 Ehlen Drive
Anoka, MN 55303-7503


Alliant Tech Systems:
Subsidiary of Federal Cartridge
13133 34th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762
(727) 572-1900

Esteson Co.

(800) 682-4705

Good Stuff Distributors,
located in San Francisco, California

2000 McKinnon Ave Bldg 428, Unit 7, San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 647-6617

Alfa Omega Co.,
which has trading partners in France, Spain and Greece

20 West 22nd Street, Suite 801, New York, NY, 10010 / USA
P: +1-888-902-3511 F: +1-212-255-0795

Carmichael International Service:
Customers broker and freight forwarder- laminated glass shipments on ZIM

533 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026-5097


General Information:
Sales / Marketing:

Cynara Worldwide Sourcing Inc.,
located in Fresno, California
2904 South Angus Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725
Phone: (559) 439-2365

American Metals and Chemicals,
located in Hollywood, Florida

2700 North 29th Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33020 -
Phone: (954) 926-7470

Its a desperate tactic from a desperate movement, whose extremist agenda was clear from the beginning. Block the Boat and the BDS movement have never been concerned with the "occupation"- they are opposed to  Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people within any borders.

U.C. Berkeley Students react to ISIS flag

Welcome to UC Berkeley.

A man waving an ISIS flag is ignored, but faces harassment when he waves an Israeli flag.

Its no worse than the usual quality of discourse we've seen on campus

Hillel Neuer from UN Watch at U.C.Berkeley

Tuesday evening Nov 25 at 7 PM at UC Berkeley, Wheeler Hall 110: Hillel Neuer of UN Watch will be speaking.

Tikvah (UC Berkeley's pro-Israel student group) will be hosting Hillel Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch, to speak about the United Nations, human rights and Israel. He will address the controversial Schabas Commission on the Israel-Gaza conflict this summer.

He will also survey the overall history and current practices of the UN Human Rights Council.
Hillel C. Neuer is the executive director of UN Watch, a human rights NGO in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Neuer appears regularly before the United Nations Human Rights Council, intervening for the victims of Darfur, the rights of women, political prisoners in China, Russia and Zimbabwe and the cause of Middle East peace.

Hillel Neuer's banned U.N. speech   has became the most viewed and written-about NGO speech in the history of the United Nations.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Massacre in Jerusalem

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver, axe and a gun stormed a synagogue in the Orthodox neighborhood of Har Nof and attacked worshipers during morning prayers. Of the four killed,  three were Americans and one was a British national. 8 others were wounded, including police officers

Rabbi Kalman ( Cary) Levine, Rabbi Avraham Goldberg, Rabbi Aryeh Kopinsky and  Rabbi Moshe Twersky were killed, according to an announcement made by the synagogue.

The attackers, Palestinian cousins Odai Abed Abu Jamal, 22, and Ghassan Muhammad Abu Jamal, 32. were killed in a shoot-out with the police. The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, claimed responsibility for the attack. Palestinians celebrated the bloodshed throughout the West Bank and Gaza, dancing in the streets and passing out candy.

In a Facebook post, Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman called for more attacks against Israelis.  Another Hamas spokesman, Mushir al-Masri, called this an “heroic action.” Husam Badran, Hamas’s foreign relation spokesperson, described the attack as a “quality action.”

Zidan Saif, a Druze policeman has become the fifth victim of the terror attack, succumbing to a head wound he received in today's gunbattle with the Palestinian terrorists

In solidarity with our people. Tonight in Berkeley

Our hearts are heavy with sorrow learning of the massacre of our friends and family in Israel. The community will gather in solidarity and prayer,  at Congregation Beth Israel in Berkeley.

If you know of other events, we'd be happy to publicize them as well.

Via Rabbi Yonatan Cohen and Maharat Victoria Sutton:

The news from Jerusalem this morning breaks our hearts. The lives of four Jews were shattered in the midst of their prayers - violently taken away from this world as they were reciting the Amidah.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Rabbis Moshe Twersky, Arye Kupinsky and Kalmen Levin, all U.S. citizens, and R. Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, who was English born. All four men bound their fate to the land of Israel, joining Avraham Avinu's ancient journey to the promised land.

R. Moshe Twersky, the grandson of Rav Soloveitchik zt"l and the son of R. Isadore Twersky zt"l, represents generations of Torah scholars and community leaders who devoted their lives to our people - a devotion that is now sealed with blood.

This morning we must also pause to pray for the victims who are in critical condition:

חיים יחיאל בן מלכה
איתן בן שרה
שמואל ירוחם בן ביילה
אברהם שמואל בן שיינה
אריה בן ברכה
Chaim Yicheil ben Malka
Eitan ben Sarah
Shmuel Yeruchum be Beila
Avraham Shmuel be Sheina
Aryeh ben Bracha

This evening, at 7 p.m., our CBI Family will gather to recite Tehilim (Psalms) and learn Mishnah as an expression of our profound sense of grief. Our learning of Mishnah will focus on teachings related to the Amidah service. Maharat Victoria Sutton's weekly class will be held right after at 8:00 pm and will also be dedicated to the memory of the victim of this vicious attack.

May Hashem bring comfort to the families of those who have been murdered and a Refuah Shleimah to those who have been injured. As with the conclusion of the Amidah, we continue to pray for God's blessing of peace.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Flag of Palestine

A fascinating bit of trivia is going viral across the Internet.

A blogger, looking in an old French dictionary had their eyes drawn to the flag of Palestine.

Early Palestinian Flag
The dictionary was from 1939- you can note the German flag on the upper left hand page.

The flag of Palestine is on the right side of the page.  Even in 1939, Palestine was to be the nation State of the Jewish people.

Palestine flag
Read it all here

Saturday, November 15, 2014

CAIR makes UAE list of terror organizations

The United Arab Emirates  have produced a list of who they consider designated terrorist organizations.
The full list is available here

There are no surprises for many of the groups listed here:Al-Qaeda, Dae'sh (ISIL), Boko Haraa, The Muslim Brotherhood.

The existence of CAIR, the  Council on American-Islamic Relations was interesting, however. CAIR, listed as an un-indicted co-conspirator  in the Holy Land trials often works hand in hand with Jewish Voice for Peace.

Oh, JVP.  You are known by the company you keep.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More scenes from Concentration camp Gaza

Today is day one of ExpoTech Gaza 2014

Among the invited are
    • More than 200 Palestinian ICT companies.
    • Palestinian Academics, opinion leaders and other role models from Palestine and abroad.
    • Key governmental bodies and other Palestinian partners from the public sector.
    • Non-profit developmental organizations and think-tanks in Palestine.
    • Palestinian and International media.
All photos are from the Facebook Page of Palestine's Technology Week [Expotech]

 Truly a humanitarian crisis of massive proportion exists in Gaza

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Anti-Israel activists barricade the Oakland Federal Building (Sorta)

Breaking news from our friend Emunah,

As of 8am:

Anti-Israel activists (well, two of them anyway) Noura Khouri and Henry Noor are sitting symbolically in front of a doorway at the Oakland federal building to express their uncontrollable rage over convicted murderer Rasmea Odeh's  pending imprisonment.  Two of their comrades have used U locks to fasten their necks to the building.  They seem vaguely aware of just how ridiculous it look, and they avert their gaze from mine. A handful of other anti-Israel activists are also milling around aimlessly, waving banners and chanting slogans. 

A handful of Homeland security officers are surveying the scene, looking bored.

Two bomb sniffing beagles are walking the perimeter of the complex, happy to get out in the autumn air.

Also sighted (don't these people have jobs?) Kate Raphael, Dick Becker, Ramsey El Qare, Sara Kershnar, tree-sitter Ayre and several dozen angry Arabs, JVPers and other familiar faces.

The activists distribute a flyer glorifying Rasmea Odeh, a member of the PFLP terror group who was responsible for the death of two young men,  Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner.

Victims of Rasmea Odeh

The flyer, predictably, is short on facts.

Rasmea Odeh was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Marxist-Leninist group and a designated foreign terrorist organization.

She lied about this on her citizenship application.

Ayesha Oudeh, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh's co-conspirator has spoken about  their involvement in the bombing that killed Leon and Edward in the documentary, Women in Struggle.

Ayesha Oudeh stated on camera,  "Rasmea Odeh was more involved than I was [in the grocery store bombing] ... I only got involved during the preparation of explosives. We wanted to place two bombs to blow up consecutively. I suggested to have the second bomb go off five or six minutes after the first bomb so that those who get killed in it would be members of the army and secret service, but it did not explode. They diffused it 20 seconds before it exploded."

In 1995, Rasmea Odeh immigrated to the United States. She concealed her role in this terror attack on her application for U.S. citizenship and lied about her arrest.

On Friday at 7 pm, a fundraiser for Rasmea Odeh, a terrorist and convicted murderer, will be held in Oakland at the Oakstop on Broadway. 

The moral arc of the universe appears to be sinking fast.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Rasmea Odeh convicted of Immigration Fraud

Rasmea Odeh,  a member of the PLFP terror group was found guilty today of immigration fraud for failing to reveal her criminal background when applying for citizenship.   She had neglected to disclose her conviction in an Israeli grocery store bombing that killed two young university students when she first immigrated from Jordan in 1995 and again when she became a U.S. citizen in 2004.

According to Ron Hansen, a spokesman for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the 67 year old activist was convicted of unlawful procurement of naturalization. She faces  up to 10 years in prison and will lose her U.S. citizenship.

Judge Gershwin Drain declared her a flight risk, and Odeh was removed from the courtroom in handcuffs.

From the FBI:
"...Odeh omitted her arrest, conviction, and imprisonment overseas, which were material facts for the United States government in determining whether to grant her citizenship.

“The United States will never be a safe haven for individuals seeking to distance themselves from their pasts,” said William Hayes, acting special agent in charge for HSI Detroit. “When individuals lie on immigration documents, the system is severely undermined and the security of our nation is put at risk.”

"An individual convicted of a terrorist bombing would not be admitted to the United States if that information was known at the time of arrival," McQuade said. "Upon discovery that someone convicted of a terrorist attack is in the United States illegally, we will seek to use our criminal justice system to remove that individual."

William A. Jacobson of the Blog Legal Insurrection has covered this trial extensively. See:

·           Rasmieh Odeh Defies Judge’s Order, Claims Torture to Jury
·         Jury nullification is defense strategy in Rasmieh Odeh trial
·         Will Pro-Palestinian activists clash with Judge at Rasmieh Odeh trial?
·         Court rejects Rasmieh Odeh motion to postpone trial
·         Devastating pre-trial rulings against Rasmieh Odeh in naturalization prosecution
·         Judge orders jurors protected from pro-Palestinian activists
·         Palestinian activist groups accused of attempting to influence jury

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Jet Blue and El Al. Together at last

The BDS ' holes must be feeling  rather blue right about now.  Their efforts to isolate Israel are falling flat.

El Al, Israel's national airlines has proudly announced its new partnership with JetBlue Airways, offering direct flights from 38 US cities. All three local airports will be served- San Jose, Oakland and San  Francisco.

Luggage will automatically be transferred between the JetBlue and EL AL flights. El Al's  Matmid frequent flyer points will be earned on the JetBlue domestic flights and passengers only need to purchase one ticket through one transaction for travel between their home city and Israel 

Book today on, or by calling 800-223-6700 or any agent

Druze beret march

The Druze are Arabic speaking citizens of Israel, with a long and distinguished record of serving their country.

The "Herev" Battalion  composed entirely of Israeli Druze soldiers is celebrating 40 years since its inception and incorporation into the IDF. The unit recently completed a final march in order to receive their berets in which they hiked from town to town in northern Israel, close to the areas they will be responsible for defending.

Check it out on Youtube.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

LA raises 33.5 million for the Friends of the IDF

The annual fundraiser thrown by the Los Angeles branch of the Friends of the IDF has raised a record 33.5 million dollars.

The gala event , chaired by Israeli-American businessman Haim Saban was attended by Barbra Streisand, Pamela Anderson, Arnold Schwarzenegger , Kathy Ireland, Sylvester Stallone and over 1200 other guests.

FIDF was established in 1981as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing and supporting educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the men and women of the IDF. Today, FIDF has more than 120,000  supporters, and 15 regional offices throughout the U.S.

Via MarketWatch

Notable donations made at the event included $9 million from Larry Ellison, co-founder and Chairman of Oracle Corporation; $5 million from Sheldon and Miriam Adelson; $5.2 million from brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano of Guess Jeans; $3.6 million from Cheryl andHaim Saban; $2 million from Steve Tisch, Chairman and Executive Vice President of the New York Giants; $1 million from Leo David, founder of the Western Region of the FIDF; and $1.6 million from The Helmsley Charitable Trust. In addition, first-time attendees and donors Michael and Susan Dell gave $1.8 million to fund IMPACT! educational scholarship programs

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Bay Area Loves Israel

To Israel, with Love.
From the Golden State.

You may have seen the original.  Its hard not to smile watching Mattisyahu’s song reimagined as a love poem to Israel.  The images capture the diversity of Israel’s landscape and Israel’s people.

Now San Francisco is getting in on the act. 

Sure seems that the Bay area is anxious to shed its reputation as an international hub for the de-legitimization of Israel.

It's time for a champion

Soothe the soul of the land

Mend the heart from the sea and the sand

'Til the sun comes up again

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cars as Weapons. The latest Palestinian terror tactic.

Jerusalem  was terrorized twice on Wednesday by terrorists using their cars as weapons.

In the morning, Hamas terrorist Ibrahim al-Akari rammed his van into pedestrians in Jerusalem Wednesday morning, murdering one and wounding 13 others. He was shot and killed by the police,  and was immediately lauded as a martyr and a hero.  Akari is said to be a known Hamas operative from Shuafat

The Jerusalem area was hit by a second vehicular attack Wednesday evening  as a terrorist ran his van into a group of soldiers patrolling near Gush Etzion

On Twitter, a hashtag has been set up #Drive4Alaqsa encouraging Palestinians to continue to use their cars as weapons to kill Jews.

From Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

“Over the past several months, and especially over the past several days, we have witnessed a campaign of wild incitement against the State of Israel led by Abu Mazen and his Hamas partners. Hamas terrorists carry out terror attacks and Abu Mazen sends them condolence letters…. This front of hatred is directed at all of us. It seeks to run over all of us…. It turns out that boundless violence walks hand in hand with religious intolerance. We will not let extremists and fanatics ignite Jerusalem.” 

From Economy Minister Naftali Bennett via Facebook: “Abu Mazen is the driver of the deadly cars in Jerusalem. The terrorists are just his messengers.”