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"Where does it say that you have a contract with G-d to have an easy life?"

the Lubavitcher Rebbe



"Failure is not the enemy of success; it is its prerequisite."

Rabbi Nosson Scherman



29 Mar 2012

The wedding day

Chadrei Chareidim reports about that a vehicle in which a groom was riding yesterday, came under attack by a group of Arab rioters. It was his wedding day and, in the afternoon, he and his friend went to Har Hazeitim because the mother of the groom had died a year ago, and the man wanted to pray at the grave before his wedding. On their way, something was thrown at the car. Soon, the occupants were facing a group of Arab youths, aged 16 to 20, who threw large stones at the vehicle. One of the stones smashed the window next to the groom and hit his head, causing bleeding. The driver related that he tried to flee the area but they were surrounded by the youths. The men were able to call security forces and, after initial treatment at tte hopital, the groom was able to participate in the wedding.

Guaranteed this story will not make the rounds of any of the major media outlets. After all, the Palestinian struggle employs methods of non-violence, never mind that Asher Palmer and his young son lost their lives when a rock was thrown at their car. Even Mustafa Barghouti, who spoke at the J Street conference discussed the non-violence repeatedly, throwing in the word apartheid, for good measure. I am able to tell you this, becuase the J Street website has a video of his speaking at the conference as well as any speaker who agreed with their views. The video of deputy Ambassador Barukh Bina, who issued a reprimand to the organization, is nowhere to be found.

The only time the above incident will make news is if the IDF arrests the youths who stoned the car and there will be a world outcry that children are being detained in Israeli jails.
Case in point.

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - March 28.

What is the most burning question of the day? Again, Masood is called on to ask the first question.

Question: A couple of questions. About this, yesterday the Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi was addressing a meeting over here and she, of which she alleged, I mean, she says that every day a number of Palestinians are uprooted from their homes by the settlers in, even in West Bank, and that every day that goes unreported. And so many people are killed or picked up by the Israeli army. That’s one thing. And that goes unreported. And there still remains the question of like 8,000 to 9,000 Palestinian prisoners; what has the Secretary-General done until now — recently, recently — to talk to the Israelis about this ongoing…?

Deputy Spokesperson: Well, as you recall, yesterday Mr. Robert Serry, the Special Coordinator for Peace in the Middle East, addressed the Security Council and mentioned these things in his report. As you know, the Secretary-General considers, and the UN considers, the settlements in the West Bank in the occupied territories to be illegal. That continues to be the policy of the United Nations. And with respect, what was the other part of the questions?
Correspondent: I mean, I am saying 9,000 prisoners still remain in Israeli jails.
You can read the rest over here.

In the face of this one sided reporting, is there any wonder why Vigilance call after French Jews hit by new attacks?

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