The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism

Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine's editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror. His new book is High Noon For America. He is the host of Frontpage’s television show, The Glazov Gang, and he can be reached at jamieglazov11@gmail.com. Visit his site at JamieGlazov.com.


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An exact copy of the Al Aksa mosque of Jerusalem was built by Hezbollah in front of the Israeli village of Avivim, home to 400 Israelis (half of them, women, children and old people, are evacuated when the fire occurs in the border). There is fresh air and flocks on the green of Avivim, full of cedars and pines. Imagine what it means to be an Israeli in Avivim. Waking up every morning with the apocalypse in your face. But they don’t leave their houses. I am also thinking of the families that created foundations in the name of their murdered relatives. These foundations help Jews and Arabs alike.

It’s not only a book about mourning, it tells the story of “the land of blood and honey.”

FP: Your thoughts on those in the West who support the monsters who have caused the pain to the Israeli people that you document in your book?

Meotti: Today Israel is a pariah state, boycotted and condemned to death. The process of depersonalization and dehumanization of these victims began at the United Nations. In 2004, during the Second Intifada, the United Nations chose to condemn the defense of Israelis civilians as “illegal.” I am referring to the UN’s decision against the security barrier built by Israel to stop the suicide bombings. Ahmadinejad now can announce the end of Israel in an international summit at the UN, and all the West does is shake his hand. And piece by piece, bit by bit, they are destroying the structure of universalism and natural justice that arose after World War II. A great responsibility is also upon the shoulders of the European Union, because its current policy against Israel and because they funded the Palestinian anti-Semitism with textbooks, television programs and cultural activities.

The journalists and the intellectuals also contributed their own part: they were decisive by formulating the image of the Jewish State as an alien and temporary presence in the Middle East. Look at the Freedom Flotilla recent episode in Gaza: all over the world, journalists immediately spread the idea that Israel wanted to attack and kill a group of “pacifists.” They always invent a cruelty, a racism, a persecution, a desire for conquest and a scorn for peace that never existed.

Europe is becoming again the realm of Jews hatred. A group of Israeli tennis players was only allowed to play behind closed doors in a Swedish stadium. In Hannover, an Israeli dance group was stoned by demonstrators shouting “Juden Raus.” A major Swedish newspaper wrote that Israeli soldiers kill young Palestinians to harvest their organs. It’s a new blood libel. European supermarkets have more than once decided to boycott Israeli goods. The Israeli movies are ousted from global festivals. Scientific discoveries, technological products are systematically boycotted. Israeli academics are expelled from European universities and conferences. Nobody raises an eyebrow to the fact that the socialist and pacifist Spain bars gay Israelis from participating in a gay pride parade in Madrid, when the Palestinian gays are now hiding in Israel. Also the Christian establishment has its own moral responsibility. Pope John Paul II during his visit to Israel in 2000 met President Bashar Assad in Quneitra on the Syrian border. I can’t forget how Assad told the Pope and the media that the Israelis were doing to the Palestinians what the Jews had done to Jesus in his day. And the Pope was silent.

FP: Tell us about what Judaism teaches about the importance of “remembering” for survivors.

Meotti: I see Israel as the most relevant expression of Judaism. Israel is the miracle of a nearly three-thousand-year moral and intellectual capacity for survival amid the greatest tragedies. The sense of prodigy that Israel represents dominates the day of Hanukkah, which recalls the miracle of oil during the battle of the Maccabees; Pesach, with the flight from Egypt, evokes the contemporary feeling of a return to liberty after millenia of slavery in the Diaspora; Yom Kippur is the necessity of expiation before the suffering of humanity and one’s own. These three festivities explain this everlasting human misery that survived to Greek hegemony, to the Pagan Romans, to the Christian conversions, to the slavery under Islam, and later, to Nazi and Communist totalitarianism.

The secret of Jewish survival lies in its way to memory. We can easily see this phenomenon in Israel. Soldiers who have given their lives for Israel are remembered in ceremonies devoid of nationalist rhetoric and with familial warmth, with exaltations of love and of courage that lack militaristic connotations: no threats to the enemy as in Tehran or Damascus, no ferocious accusations, no racism. Instead, amid pain and tears, girlfriends and brothers remember the trips, sports, the passion for music and art of their lost loved ones, and also their ability to imbue confrontation with civil and moral values. Civil and military values are combined in the national day of remembrance for fallen soldiers, Yom ha-Zikkaron, in which, for twenty-four hours of ceremonies, of special television and radio programs, peace and not war is lauded without intermission. There is also always a pervasive feeling of optimism. Maybe it comes from Judaism’s belief in a happy conclusion to creation, represented by the coming of the Messiah. The Messiah is always around the corner.

FP: The effect writing the book had on you? It must have taken a lot of emotional and psychological strength, but also taken a toll.

Meotti: Entering into the world of sorrow of the terrorist’s victims was a very difficult task, generating often depression and intellectual solitude, but during these years of research and discussions with the victim’s families, I was rewarded by the warmth and empathy developed by these contacts. I also realized that, in spite of the gas chambers and terrorism, Israel represents the essence of liberty. In my job I fought against a lot of hostility because Europe is a paranoid place against Israel. But I always knew that I had to pay a price for bringing back the lost voices of thousands of people killed just because they were Jews. I don’t regret anything about this black adventure, because as said to me by a mother of two girls killed one June evening while they were dancing, “you have to bring the truth to the world.”

FP: What is this conflict about? Is there any sense or meaning that one can make out of all the evil and suffering that we see before our eyes?

Meotti: The conflict has political, economical, diplomatic, religious, human and ideological causes. The whole world is now a victim of a kind of malaise, hysteria, a collective fantasy that makes Israel, the collective Jew, the purveyor of all ills. We must never forget that Israel is on our side in the battle against terror. Israel stands on the front line of that fight as a bulwark of Judeo-Christian values. The belief that democracies can sacrifice the tiny Israel in order to placate Islamism is profoundly dangerous. Appeasement failed in the 1930s and it will fail today. We all have something to learn from the Israeli mothers who must face the disturbing fact that an eighteen-year-old is on the front lines in conditions of life-threatening danger.

FP: What do you hope your book will help achieve?

Meotti: Hostility to the Jews has been a stain on the Western world’s honor for centuries. It’s time to put it to an end. We have a lot to learn from the epic of a people that has suffered all of the worst injustices of the world, and above all is reborn time and again thanks to its moral strength. Many people I think would find my stories of victims of terror very important for their own conscience. All the Jews who care about Israel and want to know the stories forgotten by the mainstream media; All those Christians who love Israel and care about the fate of the Jewish people after the Holocaust. All the “neutral” readers that have never known what is going on in that far away land.

I hope these stories will open the eyes to the human rights organizations in the global forums: for the first time this book tell the crimes against humanity against the Jewish people. The memories of these victims, living monuments to life and hope, can help to fight impunity and hatred. During the Second Intifada, every day in Israel bus drivers, waiters, store owners, doctors, and students grabbed terrorists with their hands, threw them to the ground, and removed bags with explosives from their backs and saved the passengers of a bus, customers in a supermarket, patrons of a café. Are we today, we Europeans and Americans, just as ready to consider our citizens more important than ourselves or our families? The national rebirth in its original homeland of a people threatened with extinctions for three thousand years, should represent, especially in the eyes of our civilization a promise of redemption for all humanity. That’s the greatest message of the book. Israel is a lighthouse of life, when life is the most endangered value of our times. And therefore, the most envied while it flows in the veins of a people constantly under threat.

FP: Giulio Meotti, thank you for joining us and thank you for writing this book – one of the most vital books of our time.

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  • Lady_Dr

    Thank you so much – I look forward to reading this book. The author is truly a great man, a man of courage, for writing this book will close many doors of opportunity – so great is the hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. But it will open others, and he wil be blessed from on high.

  • ze-ev ben jehudah

    Between the millions of today's antisemites there is one Giulio Meotti
    and all of a sudden the world looks a bit more brighter.Better one Giulio
    Meotti weights up to all those Jew haters.I'll thank you fore all those six
    years of comitment.

  • imdownunder

    I can't wait to read this book! Thank you so much Mr Meotti!

  • Lawrence Kohn

    Some may comment that Meotti's commendable work is displacing the sins of Europe onto the Arabs of the Middle East. Don't be diverted by this false argument if you hear it. Zionist immigration added to a minority (except in Jerusalem where Jews were a majority by mid 19th century) but continuous Jewish presence in Palestine predating the Arab conquest. In addition, in parallel with the Zionist movement, mass immigration of Arabs into Palestine in the 30s and 40s took place due to the work the Zionists did to develop the country. Also the Arabs refused partition, a sharing of the land, because they rejected the concept of Jews, considered to be their inferiors, having rights to sovereign territory of any size. And the leadership of the Palestinian Arabs of the 20s,30s and 40s, Husseini, met with Hitler in Berlin, supervised pro Nazi propaganda during WW II and organized a Bosnian Muslim brigade that worked with the Waffen SS to murder Serbs and Jews. And he murdered Arabs who disagreed. Many thanks to Mr Meotti.

  • Wordcrunch991

    The one thing Lenin said with which fully agree is: 'Anti-semitism is the socialism of the stupid people'.

  • Steve

    It's a wonderful, amazing and most important book. The author is a light in the darkness.

  • Yitzhak

    For a person like you in hebrew we say "hasid umot haolam" . What you have done is one of a kind.

    • Elliott

      I thoroughly agree!!
      FYI: Approximate translation of "hasid umot haolam" – "The Righteous of the World's Nations".

  • USMCSniper

    The Palestinians are proxy terrorists of the Muslim Arab states who strap munitions on their own women and children and send them out on homicide-suicide missions to murder other innocent women and children in markets, restuarants, on school buses, and in their homes. The Palestinians in their own words and by their actions are committed to the genocide of the Jewish people.

    • Nina

      One sunny day, my sister in law, who was a teacher, went to Ramat Gan to attend an
      advanced course in English. She took the bus. A suicide bomber entered the bus and blew them all to smithereens.

  • Fred Dawes

    The muslims has one idea to murder all non muslims end of story, the muslims nations want one thing the death of all jews and the mass murder of all who will not go to hell with the muslim ideals of evil.
    muslims will kill your kids your wife your mother and any one not muslim and this will happen if people do nothing but watch.

  • A Srivastava

    A must, must, MUST read article that appears today in "The Pioneer", an English daily newspaper of India. http://www.dailypioneer.com/291076/Ill-winds-that

  • Ira Kasper

    Just when you start to feel that their are no non-Jews who have open eyes and open heart one comes out with a book that shows that humanity does exist, not just mankind. Thank you for those who live, and those who have died.

  • Myriam

    Kol Ha Kavod !Thank you so much to Guilio Meotti who is brave enough to say the truth about my people and my country.Hashem bless him!

  • ruthcohen

    rabbi meir kahana told shifra hoffman a close associate of his, go to israel and open an organization for jews who will be killed by arab terror. it was the first such org. shifr opened vat victims of arab terror,since then others have opened. i stood with shifra who (is no longer a young woman physically but otherwise sharp and strong and full of fight.)we were at kikar zion a few years ago. we had all the posters of all the murdered jews. thousands. there picutres had been pasted onto posters by shifra. we had all these posters on display. public reaction. everyone cried. some came up and kissed the pictures of their loved one who had been murdered, others went crazy looking for the picutres,others could not speak, others said thank you to us. and so on.she has been actively fighting for years and also raising funds to support the families who lost their loved ones. when the government of israel has failed she steps in. a common story here many are fulfiling the place of the lousy government by opening private charities.__i suggest you contact shifra.

  • http://www.Jewtudes.com debby Lurya

    The war of attrition in Israel has been going on since 48. Slowly, methodically, they chip away at Israel's security, in an attempt to take away our history, our land, our property, villages, jobs, shuls. This is ethnic cleansing. Instead of gas chambers, the new threat is nuclear tipped weapons from Iran. Yes, it is a second shoah- and the target is the Jews. Again we are becoming the world's scapegoat- even Obama and company General Jones, and others have tried to make linkage between the American war in Iraq, and overall terror in the world, to Israel's unwillingness to self destruct. It is unbelievable, but what we are seeing is a new Holocaust being waged. The demonization of jews and israelis has been effective- Arab money has been wisely spent on NGOS and orgs like JStreet, to effectively damage us diplomatically, and hurt us psychologically, so to incapacitate us from taking strong, direct action. Our hands have been tied by the EU, the entire body of the UN (a disgrace among nations)the Arab league and now America. Again the Jew is completely alone, with no where to go, except to withdraw and hopefully unite opposing forces within the country, and prepare for war.

  • Muchiboy

    "In that tiny land currently live the sons and daughters of the European civilization.."

    Exactly.Muchiboy

    • MixMChess

      And the sons and daughters of the 850,000 Arab Jews that were expelled from their lands in 1948.

  • muchiboy

    "Again the Jew is completely alone, with no where to go, except to withdraw and hopefully unite opposing forces within the country, and prepare for war. "

    Given the above,it might be wiser to prepare for peace,debby.Muchiboy

    • MixMChess

      Israel has prepared for peace numerous times. As you conveniently forget, Israel gave the entire Sinai to Egypt for Peace in 1979, Israel signed a peace agreement with Jordan in 1994, Israel offered the Palestinians all of Gaza and 95% of the W. Bank in 2000… need I really go on?

      What have the Palestinians done to prepare for peace? Oh, and Hamas stockpiling weapons and PA TV encouraging children to hate and murder Jews doesn't count!

  • muchiboy

    "The “Palestinians'” lack of interest in peace."

    The only "peace" Israelis are interested in are further "pieces" of Palestinian land.For sure,give them an inch,they take a mile.Muchiboy

    • MixMChess

      Right, that is why Israel offered 98% of the territories to the Palestinians in 2000. That is also why the Israelis completely withdrew from Gaza and have dismantled W. Bank Settlements. Perhaps only the Palestinians and Arabs are interested in "pieces" of Israeli land?

  • muchiboy

    "This amount of Israeli suffering and pain was systematically neglected by the global public opinion. These stories of Israeli victims of terrorism had to be forgotten in order to promote the image of Israel as a colonialist, fascist, violent and arrogant state"

    I don't believe this,and it certainly isn't my experience nor the Canadian ,nor I suspect the Western liberal democracy,experience.

    " These terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians should have been condemned by the United Nations as “crimes against humanity,” but they were always blamed on Israel’s very existence."

    Sure,bite the hand that feeds you.How conveniently Zionists forget that Israel owes its' very existence to the UN.If any one has the right to feel pissed off at the UN and the Western Democracies,it's the Palestinian people.
    And we all know how political the UN is,and just to keep things in perspective and balance,remember the times when America has blocked anti Israeli resolutions in the Security Counsel.

    " Europe denied these victims’ existence because the Old Continent can’t pardon the Jews for the Holocaust. It’s a very deep way of “digesting” the Holocaust: we remember the Holocaust’s Jews so we can delegitimize the Israelis who are fighting for their own lives. Europe has a sense of guilt vis-à-vis the Jews because of the Holocaust. So by finding reasons to blame Israel, it believes it can assuage its guilt."

    Crap by any other name is still CENSORED.Muchiboy

    • MixMChess

      "I don't believe this,and it certainly isn't my experience nor the Canadian ,nor I suspect the Western liberal democracy,experience."

      Regardless, the media, which helps form global opinion, has a very obvious strong bias against Israel: http://www.honestreporting.ca/

      "Sure,bite the hand that feeds you.How conveniently Zionists forget that Israel owes its' very existence to the UN.If any one has the right to feel pissed off at the UN and the Western Democracies,it's the Palestinian people. And we all know how political the UN is,and just to keep things in perspective and balance,remember the times when America has blocked anti Israeli resolutions in the Security Counsel."

      Do you even know anything about the UN or the operation of International law? You seriously get dumber and dumber with each post. Its funny that you are so "supposedly" passionate about a cause that you know absolutely nothing about.

      The UN may have admitted Israel as a member state, but since the 1970's the UN has been actively hostile to Israel. The UN has been nothing but pro-Palestinian! In 1974 the UN passed a general resolution equating Zionism with racism. In 1975 the UN established the pro-PLO “Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People” in 1975, which was a propaganda tool to defame Israel.

      Israel is the object of more investigative committees, special representatives and rapporteurs than any other state in the UN system. The Commission on Human Rights routinely adopts disproportionate resolutions concerning Israel, while rogue states such as Syria, N. Korea, and Libya are never criticized. The U.S. has only reacted to veto and prevent the unfair bias against Israel.

  • muchiboy

    "Regardless, the media, which helps form global opinion, has a very obvious strong bias against Israel: "

    If you're honest,MixMChess,you'll admit that the West generally is sympathetic towards Israel where it counts and is reasonable,otherwise the Palestinians would have their and your "homeland.It's interesting that both of us ,each with such different opinions,think the world press,etc is bias against our pet people.It seems every time I read,see or hear an opinion on the mid east it is pro Israeli.I've no doubt it is the same for you but for the opposite bias.It's just human nature.Shows you we are more the same then different.Shalom,my friend.Muchiboy

    • MixMChess

      "If you're honest,MixMChess,you'll admit that the West generally is sympathetic towards Israel where it counts and is reasonable,otherwise the Palestinians would have their and your 'homeland.'"

      You're wrong and as usual, you're demonstrating a complete ignorance of the history of the region. First of all, while the US has been generally supportive of Israel, other western countries, namely in Europe have served as a "counterbalance" being "generally sympathetic to Palestinians as the weaker party, critical of an unqualified US backing of Israel." For years, the PLO had offices in Europe. "France's Navy helped Yasser Arafat escape Tripoli in 1983." While, Europe backed the Oslo Accords, they "saw the Palestinian cause as a fight for territory and statehood."

      Even still, the US is not always "reflexively" pro-Israel. In 1948, after the Arab states invaded Israel, the U.S. "maintained an arms embargo that severely restricted the Jews’ ability to defend themselves." The U.S. has been overtly pro-Arab by refusing to challenge Arab violations of the UN Charter and resolutions, for example "the Arabs were permitted to get away with blockading the Suez Canal, imposing a boycott on Israel and committing acts of terrorism." The U.S. has taken positions against Israel at the UN, "and did not use its Security Council veto to block an anti-Israel resolution until 1972."

      All the while, the Arab/Islamic Bloc, the third-world Bloc and nations such as Russia and China have been extremely hostile to Israel and adopt only the Palestinian narrative to the conflict. The Arab/Islamic Bloc alone has provided billions to the Palestinians in aid to support the murder and extermination of Jews.

      If you're honest (which you're not) you would admit that the entire world including much of the West (Europe) is overtly pro-Palestinian and generally unsympathetic to Israel.

  • muchiboy

    "Israel is the object of more investigative committees, special representatives and rapporteurs than any other state in the UN system"

    I'll take your word for it,MixMChess,but that just might have something to do with the wholesale,longstanding and continuous suffering and grievances of the Palestinian people at the hands of Israel.Considering the amount of suffering and time past this has to be a world priority.Israel can afford to wait,laying about outside their seaside condos,but the Palestinians living in their wretched conditions in Gaza,etc.can ill afford that luxury.Make a fair and just peace with the Palestinians,taking into account what they have lost to you and yours,and maybe you might get some praise from the UN.Muchiboy

    • MixMChess

      "I'll take your word for it,MixMChess,but that just might have something to do with the wholesale,longstanding and continuous suffering and grievances of the Palestinian people at the hands of Israel."

      Any suffering by the Palestinians is their own fault. They could have accepted peace a long time ago but instead chose xenophobia and violence.

      "Considering the amount of suffering and time past this has to be a world priority."

      Are you serious? The genocide in Darfur, Tibetan freedom, famine in Africa, and human rights in N. Korea are far greater priorities than the self-created "suffering" of the Palestinians.

      "Israel can afford to wait,laying about outside their seaside condos,but the Palestinians living in their wretched conditions in Gaza,etc.can ill afford that luxury."

      I forgot how awful it was in Gaza, they just opened a brand new shopping mall. Must be tough living! In August a new Olympic-sized swimming pool opened in Gaza as well. How terrible! Just look at life expectancy and infant mortality in Gaza versus Turkey. In Turkey life expectancy is 72.23 and infant mortality is 24.84 per 1,000 births. Where as in Gaza: life expectancy is 73.68 and infant mortality is 17.71 per 1,000 births. Or compare Gaza to the millions of Africans that die each year from famine. Life expectancy in Swaziland is less than 40 years, and in Zambia it is 42 years.

      Palestinians, receive (undeserved) the highest amounts of international aid in the world. This year alone Israel has delivered almost 300,000 tons of aid into Gaza. Still, Hamas has been running Gaza since Israel completely withdrew in 2005, and they are the only ones to blame for any supposed Palestinian suffering.

      "Make a fair and just peace with the Palestinians,taking into account what they have lost to you and yours,and maybe you might get some praise from the UN."

      Israel offered peace with the Palestinians in 1993, 2000, 2005 and 2006 and each time were met with violence. Palestinians don't want peace, they want Jewish blood. The UN is clearly complicit with Palestinian hate and violence.

    • Judy Abeles Eliasov

      Muchiboy: I too feel for the Palestinians who live wretched lives in Gaza refugee camps. Do you know how many millions of dollars have been donated to Gaza from the Western world for their rehabilitation? Unfortunately the refugees are kept in squalor for political& propaganda reasons. Have you seen the shopping malls and highly priced real estate in Gaza? The Lebanese also keep the refugees in camps not allowing them to work and better their position – remember Sabra and Shatilla????
      I dont know what are your souces of information, but I would urge you to check them out more carefully.

  • muchiboy

    Howzit,Judy;Just re-reading your post while listening to the Sunday broadcast sermon from SW Radio Africa where they referred to the Campbell family of Zimbabwe farmers featured in "Mugabe and the White African".Interesting how they observed that even MDC supporters had little sympathy with the white farmers losing their farms based on past/learned insults/humiliates.Certainly this applies to your situation in Israel,too.I would hope that man will eventually learn the benefits,sooner then later,both moral and practical,of forgiveness and magnanimity.As in Zimbabwe,that gem of a country would still be a paradise if all races,tribes,elites and people were noble enough to recognize the beauty and fragility of the fruits of the above mentioned qualities.Despite the risks,the present situation is intolerable given the genuine and long standing grievances of the Palestinian people.Sure,Israel is between a rock and a hard place,but Zionism and Israeli policy has to accept its fair share of responsibility here.

    I can see sanctions and boycotts on the horizon if the situation does not improve for the Palestinians.Right or wrong,and I admittedly lean towards right,the West will be forced to act as it did with Rhodesia and RSA.Cheers. Ron
    http://www.swradioafrica.com/pages/archives.php

    • MixMChess

      What are you rambling on about now? The conflicts in Rhodesia and in S. Africa are in no way comparable to Israel. You're comparing apples to oranges and desperately trying to fit Israel into your narrow worldview based on your African experiences. There is no reason to lash out at Israel because you have a guilty conscience for being a racist Rhodesian. Get over yourself.

  • Muchiboy

    "What are you rambling on about now? "

    Just mans inhumanity to man, MixMChess.

    "The conflicts in Rhodesia and in S. Africa are in no way comparable to Israel."

    See above.

    Muchiboy

  • muchiboy

    The following site,which I have infrequently sourced,has not disappointed me to date.Muchiboy

    http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2010/10/24/life-in-

    • MixMChess

      Figures, Haitham Sabbah, the site's founder is a well known anti-semite and anti-Israel advocate. Birds of a feather eh?

  • muchiboy

    "…site's founder is a well known anti-semite and anti-Israel advocate."

    I wouldn't expect the man to be pro Zionist,MixMChess.As for being an anti-semite,I will reserve judgement but keep this in mind when sourcing the site.I briefly looked at the contributers and was not disappointed at first sight.I did attempt to get some critical reviews of the site but on first attempt was unsuccessful. However,I have recently learned from a more infallible source (papal, I am Catholic) that Israel needs to put her house in order regarding the Palestinian people.Like you said,birds of a feather,eh? Muchiboy

  • Donna Maltese

    Thank you Giuilo Meoitti this is a truly great book. I have worked in the Middle East as a nurse from America and have seen the suffering of the Israeli people and the determination of the Palestinians to wipe Israel off the map. This book is a great service to humanity.

  • NuritGr

    Giulio Meotti you are a righteous man standing for the TRUTH! Thank you.

  • http://www.victimsofarabterror.com Shifra Hoffman

    BS'D____ __ Regarding the post by Ruth Cohn above,please note the following:

    Although I am a loyal and proud follower of the late, great RABBI MEIR KAHANE ,OF BLESSED MEMORY,it was my privilege,with G-D'S help to become the Founder of the VICTIMS OF ARAB TERROR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION the ORIGINAL support and consciousness raising organization for Jewish victims of Arab terrorist attacks
    after making Aliyah in l986,( and not as stated in Ruth's post.)
    The organization which Rabbi Kahane asked me to head as he prophetically perceived the rise in anti-Semitism in the United States , is SHUVA (Return ) the Israel
    Emergencly Aliyah Movement : website: http://www.shuva.net