22 Sivan 5768
June 24nd 2008
1. Itamar - AMBUSH of Yeshiva Students in Neveh Tzuf Shomron. Sent by Rabbi Moshe Goldsmith, Mayor Itamar. 1 injured seriously. Tehillim Avraham Meir ben Malkah Chaya.
2. Action Items from Mattot Arim - Susie Dym URGENT.
3. More Activism on behalf of Halamish Brothers, Fax the President of Israel,
4. The Sanhedrin comes out with a Statement against the impurade
5. Government wishes to bribe Shas
6. Obama - Ruth Matar.
1. Itamar - AMBUSH of Yeshiva Students
Dearest Friends and family – today a group of boys that learn at our Yeshiva on Itamar were hiking near a community in Shomron called Neveh Tzuf. While enjoying the beautiful hills of Shomron they were ambushed by terrorist gun fire. Three of them were injured one of them seriously who I happened to have taught for four years and am personally very close to him - right now he is undergoing surgery! Please pray for the Refuah Shelema of Avraham Meir Ben Malkah Chaya. Make sure to have him in mind on Shabbat as well. The doctors are optimistic!
Thank you all!
Shabbat Shalom Moshe Goldsmith from Itamar
2.Action Alerts from Susie Dym
3. More Activism on behalf of Halamish Brothers, Fax the President of Israel,
From: Anita Finkelstein [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Fwd: dani and itzhik halamish- IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NECESSARY
Dear neighbors and friends,
i am putting out this message as a call to each member of tekoa , efrat and the rest of gush etzion(and requesting that everyone pass on this message to as many of your friends/family/etc)!
we must do all that we can do to help our neighbors from maaleh rechav'am, Dani and Itzhik Halamish. They have already been sitting in prison for a month without having committed ANY crime, in fact the opposite is the case.They should have been awarded a medal for defending all of us in eastern gush etzion. (anyone whois not familiar with all the details of their case can contact me or i believe simply 'google' their names-but i will be pleased to pass on all the details!!)
The Committee to Free the HAlamish Brothers calls on all of us who have not yet taken any action to help them( or have taken action already, but want to do more), to :
- sign the petition to free them at:
- CAll and/or FAX the President's HOuse/Office and request/demand(however each person wishes to phrase the request!) that the brothers be released/given pardon ASAP!
(The requests for their pardon/release was made officially as soon as their appeal was rejected). We know that the President is supposed to be making a decision in the next
few days so that the more he hears the 'people's voice' the better and right away!!!
Fax:02-6707274 (dept. of pardons of the president's house) or 02-5671314
- Anyone who wishes to make a financial donation to Dani or Itzhik or their families can contact me and i will give you all the details.
We must ACT now to help! Remember, any of us could be in the brothers' situation!!
Thank you for your attention and actions!!
4.The Sanhedrin comes out with a Statement against the impurade
5 Government wishes to bribe Shas
However, Olmert has yet to give up on his efforts to block the dissolution motion. Earlier in the day he met with Shas Chairman Eli Yishai to try and persuade the religious party not to vote in favor of the Knesset dissolution bill.
Olmert's office said that "the prime minister is opposed to providing child welfare stipends based on professional research proving that increasing payments maintain poverty and societal gaps. The incentives presented to Shas can remove many people from poverty and Olmert will not increase the child welfare payments."
As part of his efforts to appease Shas, Olmert offered Yishai a budget increase of over NIS 1 billion for the low-income population but not through child welfare payments. Yishai rejected the offer and discussions between the sides are expected to continue until Wednesday's vote.
6. Obama warning.
A FREUDIAN SLIP?
Letter from Ruth Matar (Women in Green) Jerusalem
Monday, June 23, 2008
I received an e-mail on June 19 from my friend Patti DiBella who lives in Florida, the United States. In this e-mail she asked me to "keep telling the truth, the land of Israel and the U.S. is depending on it!"
Dear Patti, I am very intent on presenting the whole picture truthfully. I spend much time each week researching information for the week's article. I am therefore going to give exact sources so that you can check them for yourself! For example for this week's article I found a video which can viewed on:
The Obama campaign has made much of Senator John McCain's advanced age. (McCain is 71 years old.) Obama has even commented that "McCain is losing his bearings as he pursues this nomination!" This was in response to McCain's comment: "If Senator Obama is favored by Hamas I think people can make judgments accordingly."
Actually, I think that it is Obama who is losing his bearings!
As an example: You are probably aware, that Senator Barack Obama recently "lost his bearings" when he said on May 9, 2008, in Beaverton, Oregon, that he had campaigned in all 57 states:
"It is just wonderful to be back in Oregon and over the last fifteen months we have traveled to every corner in the United States. I have now been in 57 states …I have one left to go… Alaska and Hawaii I really wanted to go but my staff didn't allow me to visit."
Where did Obama get the number 57?
It is more than shocking that a candidate for the presidency of the United States does not know that there are only 50 states in the U.S.! It is even more shocking that he specifically uses the number 57! My further research on the Internet indicates that there are 57 Islamic states!
The following article from the Internet is possibly an indication of why Obama incorrectly thought the number of U.S. states to be 57.
How the Islamic states dominate the UN Human Rights Council. http://www.iheu.org/node/2546
Every year from 1999 to 2005 the Organization of the Islamic Conference, representing the 57 Islamic states, presented a resolution to the UN Commission on Human Rights, called "Combating Defamation of Religions." …By 2005, the Commission for Human Rights had become widely discredited. In the words of then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan ".. the selectivity and politicizing of its activities [were] in danger of bringing the entire UN system into disrepute". The Commission was abolished by vote of the UN General Assembly in 2006 and replaced by a shiny new Human Rights Council which met for the first time in March 2006. Of the first four resolutions passed by the Council, three were resolutions condemning Israel. Whatever breaches of human rights law Israel may have committed, it beggars belief that these were the only violations of human rights on the planet worthy of condemnation by the Council. By way of contrast, the Council adopted a resolution which inter-alia congratulated the Sudan for its efforts to bring peace to Darfur!
Was Obama's use of the figure "57" to describe the number of states in the U.S. just a Freudian slip? Many friends I have spoken too feel that this is most likely the case.
However, this "Freudian slip" has made me worry more than ever about Obama becoming the first Arab-American president.
With Blessings and Love for Israel,
P.S. The definition of "Freudian slip" according to the Encarta dictionary - psychologically significant slip of tongue: an accidental mistake, usually the use of the wrong word in a sentence, thought to betray somebody's subconscious preoccupations http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/Freudian%2520Slip.html
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