Obama Forces Israel to Release Murderer of Holocaust Survivor

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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This is Isaac Rotenburg’s story.

Isaac was born in 1927 in Boolodva, Poland. He was one of seven children, born to Nathan, a tailor. The family was sent to the Sobibor death camp during the Holocaust.

He and his brother were selected to work in the camp. He had to tie together bundles of victims’ clothes. The rest of the family perished.

With the outbreak of the revolt at Sobibor, Isaac and his brother managed to escape from the camp, but they lost each other mayhem that broke out in the revolt.

Isaac joined the partisans in the woods and went on to travel with them, until captured by a Polish farmer who shackled him in chains in a horse stable. After several months of suffering abuse by the farmer and his family, he managed to escape and join the partisans again.

After the war, he joined the exodus to Israel. The ship was seized off the coast of the country by the British, and all the passengers were transferred to a detention camp in Cyprus.

Isaac reached the shores of Israel in April 1947. A year later he joined the army and fought in the War of Independence in the north, near Kibbutz Manara.

Isaac married Rebecca Diamant and had two children: Zipporah and Pinchas.

He worked as a plasterer and when he reached the age of retirement,  decided to continue working several hours a day to keep himself busy.

In 1994, on a Tuesday, Isaac was at work repairing the floor, his knees bent, when two Arab Muslims came in and struck his head with an axe.

And this is where Obama enters Isaac’s story.

Among those slated to be released is Abu-Musa Salam Ali Atia, a Gaza Strip resident and member of the Fatah party who was convicted of murdering Holocaust survivor Isaac Rotenburg as part of an initiation into a Palestinian terror group.

A group of Israeli victims of terror protested the release of these terrorists during a demonstration on Sunday in Jerusalem.

They blamed the United States for pressuring Israel to release the terrorists.

“Secretary of State John Kerry has an agenda that he wants to promote peace in the Middle East, and I think that he somehow pressured or even blackmailed the Prime Minister of the Israeli government into releasing terrorists,” Yossi Zur, a spokesperson for the victims, told the Washington Free Beacon.

Not satisfied with persecuting living Jews, Obama has turned his attention to the dead.

  • TheOrdinaryMan

    Whatever Obama promised Israel in return for the release of Salem Ali Atia(and others of his ilk), chances are that it will turn out to be yet another empty promise. And Netanyahu will come to realize Israel still stands alone against Iran.
    And how come Israel hasn’t struck Iran yet? Last year, I told a friend that Israel would strike Iran on Sept. 27th, the day after Yom Kippur. Here we are nearly a year later, and NOTHING has happened. WHAT in the devil is going on? How many more like Rotenberg will die for an empty promise? Caroline Glick for Prime Minister.

    • rogerinflorida

      Ordinary:
      Be careful what you wish for, Israel’s only viable option for victory against Iran is nuclear first strike. Israel does not have the military muscle to win a protracted war against Iran, they can strike them, yes, but would lose the consequent war.

      • BenJabo1Machal

        AS you may recall AFTER the USA dropped two nukes on Japan that war ended in seven days when Japan SURRENDERD

      • TheOrdinaryMan

        You don’t know what would happen in the consequent war. Remember, in 1948, Israel defeated FOUR armies of invasion. History is filled with examples where the weaker party won the war.

  • Mladen_Andrijasevic

    Explain the real context in which the decisions of the Netanyahu government are made – the death of MAD
    http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2013/08/explain-real-context-in-which-decisions.html

    • TheOrdinaryMan

      Granted that the Iranian regime is a collection religious fanatic sociopaths, who aren’t deterred by MAD. But what do you suppose Obama might have promised Israel in return for the prisoner release? That he won’t leak strike info to the press? He’s done that already. I can’t imagine Obama cancelling a golf game or, heaven forbid, a vacation, to help Israel in any way. Since Israel has released prisoners on several past occasions, and has little to show for it, how is this prisoner release any different?

      • Mladen_Andrijasevic

        Since Israel has released prisoners on several past occasions, and has little to show for it, how is this prisoner release any different?

        This prisoner release is different for two reasons 1) because Israel has learned from previous prisoner releases that prisoner releases achieve absolutely nothing in the area of the “peace process” because the concept of peace is defined differently in Islam and the west. In Islam peace implies submission to Islam, which is not what Israel intends to do. In other words, Israel has learned that releasing prisoners is not only useless but counterproductive. And yet both Netanyahu and Bogie decided to release prisoners. Why? Because of the second reason that makes this release different. It is happening at the time when the Iranian threat is reaching the critical point.

        So what is going on? On the one hand we have an American administration which supports the Muslim Brotherhood, (which, in itself shows how clueless it is), appeases Iran while not understanding the magnitude of the Iranian threat, and is trying to solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem which in essence does not have a solution because the solution the west proposes and which involves compromises on both sides goes against the basic tenet of jihad.

        On the other hand we have an Israeli government which is fully aware of the Iranian threat, fully aware of the cluelessness of the Obama administration with regard to both to the Palestinians and Iran, but which has to do everything it possibly it can to save the country from the existential threat emanating from Iran.

        Enter John Kerry with the equivalent (in terms of the depth of his understanding) of Marie Antoinette’s “Let them eat cake ( brioche)”. What is Israel supposed to do? Do something, anything which would allow Israel to concentrate back on main threat – Iran. Will the release of 104 prisoners help in that respect? If in any way it helps Israel resolve the main problem it is justified.

        Basically I have a choice in believing that either both the Israeli and American governments have no idea what they are doing or that only the US government does not have a clue what it is doing. I opt for the latter.

  • truebearing

    Ask yourselves: “why is this murderer so important to Obama?” Is it some kind of symbolic dhimmitude? Why would the Israeli government agree to release him? Why is he even alive?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The more gruesome the crime, the more prestige for the PA leadership in getting him freed, and the more egg on the face of Israel that looks like a tyrant for jailing any of them in the first place. Among the most radical, violent jihadis.

      Thanks again Mr. Zero and your clown rodeo.

    • BenJabo1Machal

      One MuSLIME doing a favor for his fellow MuSLIME

    • Bert

      Good Question. Obama has a habit of calculated spite against all victims of Muslim terror be they American victims of the Fort Hood Massacre or Israeli victims of Palestinian terror. The other part of this moral atrocity is the collaboration of Jewish leaders including Netanyahu and all leftist Jews.

  • 1Gandydancer

    Atia should have been executed, but 19 years is longer than a lot of murderers are held. Apart from Zur’s imaginings, what’s the connection to the US? What did the Israeli authorities who released him say?

  • tickletik

    It is at a point now, where one is beginning to think that there are only two viable options

    1) Patience, followed by targeted strikes, followed by “containment”, followed by appeasement

    2) Immediate retaliation, followed up by outright war of conquest.

    To adopt a defensive/passive pose is to adopt a submissive pose, which inevitably invites both more attacks and conditions the target to view himself as a target, which leads to more weakness.

    To adopt a stance of conquest disincetivises attacks.

    In other words, we should have wiped out the families of the two attackers. Then followed it up by burning their village to the ground in the event of further attacks.

  • Sashland

    disgusting and shameful. is the plo going to release some dead Israelis in return?

  • cuchieddie

    premier omongo should be arrested for treason and crimes againsy humanity. There will be a trial, a finding of guilty and a sentence of spending a few moments at the guillotine where he will be dispatched to his home country…………..HELL!

  • Sam Norte

    Obama doesn’t ‘force’ his masters to do
    anything.

    Smoke and mirrors – all of it.

  • Tim N

    ” They blamed the United States for pressuring Israel to release the terrorists.

    “Secretary of State John Kerry has an agenda that he wants to promote peace in the Middle East, and I think that he somehow pressured or even blackmailed the Prime Minister of the Israeli government into releasing terrorists,” Yossi Zur, a spokesperson for the victims, told the Washington Free Beacon.”
    Where is Obama’s hand in this? I don’t see any proof or even significant evidence that Obama ‘forced’ Israel to release murderer of Holocaust victim’.
    .

  • LindaRivera

    It is UNFORGIVABLE to release barbaric, savage killers who will immediately rejoin the jihad
    against defenseless Jewish innocents.

    What kind of inhuman
    monsters pressure to release, and what kind of inhuman monsters agree to
    release, these filth, depraved, unrepentant barbaric, bloodthirsty
    savages.

    The satanic killer MONSTERS are received back into Palestinian Authority as HUGE HEROES. Releasing satanic killer MONSTERS is called peace?
    What a DIRTY LIE.

    There
    is only ONE reason why their release is sought. It is so that the
    demonic monsters can murder more innocents. This is what the INHUMAN
    monsters have done when released in the past as fully documented.

    The release of the death-god worshipers must NOT take place. Evil beings, killer MONSTERS who lust after innocent human blood.

    PROTECT INNOCENTS! Don’t release the filth! Act like CIVILIZED human beings!

    Give these dangerous, demonic, scum of the earth, the DEATH SENTENCE, not freedom!

  • Rivkah F.

    We know what the real agenda of Obama and Kerry is. Why don’t we say “no”? Begin did it to Carter about Jerusalem. We have true allies and friends in Congress and among the American people. Many are Christians, not only Jews. We are not alone. No one forced us — we yielded to pressure but we did not stand up for moral principles and the blame is really on ourselves.

  • Lech Alex Bajan

    Zionist propaganda has no limits

  • DeShawn

    Yeah, how about the jewish terrorists walking around all OVER Israel, the ones that murder Palestinian children every DAY? How about the jewish warmongering terrorists walking free in the United States, like Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, and Douglas Feith? How about the communist Bolshevik jews in the Soviet Union who were responsible for the biggest genocide in history of white Christians? How about the jews who ran the trans Atlantic slave trade and were responsible for the death and impronsonment of MILLIONS of innocent Africans? Why aren’t we allowed to talk about THAT holocaust? Yeah, that’s what I though. Satan’s children are hypocrits.

    • LindaRivera

      Slavery has been a huge part of Islam for 1,400 years. The horror and terrible suffering of Muslims taking slaves continues to this day in Sudan, Mauritania and other countries:

      Jihad Slavery in Sudan, with Dr Charles Jacobs
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP4Fcx7AE_o

      FREE THE SLAVES!

      • DeShawn

        This may be true, ma’am, and there is no excuse for it. The DIFFERENCE is that Islam does not command people to take slaves. In the jewish talMUD though, the goys are though to be subhuman cattle. This is why jews always treat non-jews so poorly. Slavery is nothing to them, because a black person is just like an ox. White Christians too.

        • LindaRivera

          Jews do NOT treat non-Jews poorly.

          Barbaric mass murderer, founder of Islam, Mohammad, was a HUGE slave trader. Mohammad is regarded as the perfect man and role model by devout Muslims who follow Islam.

    • UCSPanther

      Go back to VNN you maggot.

      • DeShawn

        I’m sure you’ like that. I never left VNN. I’m just hear to educate my Christian brothers on their foolish decision to side with the very jews who are bred to HATE them by their talMUD.

        • UCSPanther

          I’m actually British, maggot. And your “edumacation” is nothing more that regurgitated lies.

          Time to treat them like the garbage they are and throw them out.

  • michaelhayes

    Obama didn’t force them to do this. This is all on Israel. If they have forgotten they are the chosen and bow down to this clown of a president, then the release of these animals is all on ISRAEL!

  • http://www.PoemsAndReflectionsConstantineIvanov.com Constantine Ivanov

    What obama* and Kerry are doing in the Middle east is, in my humble opinion, abominable.
    But the phrase “Not satisfied with persecuting living Jews, Obama….” is a clear exaggeration.
    Go to the “White House Staff” at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/staff, and you’ll find that out of the 11 current and former senior advisers of Obama, 9 are Jews, partial Jews, or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 82%, while Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population. So, it’s an amazing factor of 41 times, or 4,100%.
    And this is just a small part of all fields of our life that are fully or overwhelmingly being led by Jews: Senators, Congresspeople, Assembly members, State and City Councils, mayors, governors, unions, Universities, etc., etc.
    It’s clear, to me, at least, that the obama doesn’t like Israel, because he likes Palestinian and other Muslim Arabs, but he intensively uses Jews in the USA, since the overwhelming majority of American Jews are Leftists and/or Socialists and/or Marxists. Bernie Sanders, Frances Piven, Noam Chomsky, George Soros, etc., etc., etc.
    _________________
    *obama, in my parlance, stands for Organized Ваstаrd(s) And Marxist Agitator(s).

  • Mary

    GOD PLEASE END THIS EVIL MAN’S REIN OF
    TERROR! Amen

  • Olen Rush

    Actually recent studies and research verifies the Jews underestimated by several million. The Holocaust was continued in the Middle East, especially in 1948 and again in 1968 and 1972. The real ethnic cleansing was “attempted” by the Arabs with assistance from Stalinist and Soviet Russia. This is also the source of the inaccurate portrayal of Zionism (whiich simply means Jews allowed a homeland) by the USSR and caused the Eastern bloc and Soviet “Zionist purges” accounting for the flight of Polish Jews to Israel. It would behoove a person to examine the actual history instead of spouting emotive propaganda and talking points from Ramallah.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “As the ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues…”

    One of history’s biggest lies. Try; “As imperialist jihadis continue to be thwarted on the battlefield, their political gains continue to frustrate lovers of truth and justice.” Obviously that doesn’t include you.

    “…one wonders how much the Jews exaggerated about the ‘Holocaust’.”

    Most of the facts of the holocaust were documented by the US military. But in your world the US military was run by the Jews. Jews like FDR and Truman.

  • Trinity

    Are you brain dead?

  • Lillith

    Jealousy makes you ugly!

  • BenJabo1Machal

    Ask Naizi’s for the body count, Germans are noted for keeping precise records

    Palestiinian Arabs did their own self cleansing by following their leaders orders

    1948

    “It must not be forgotten that the Arab Higher
    Committee encouraged the refugees’ flight from their

    homes in Jaffa, Haifa, and Jerusalem.”

    – Near East Arabic Broadcasting Station, Cyprus,
    April 3, 1949

    “Every effort is being made by the Jews to
    persuade the Arab populace to stay and carry on with

    their normal lives, to get their shops and businesses
    open and to be assured that their lives and

    interests will be safe.”

    – Haifa District HQ of the British
    Police, April 26, 1948, (quoted in Battleground by Samuel Katz).

    “The mass evacuation, prompted partly by fear,
    partly by order of Arab leaders, left the Arab quarter

    of Haifa
    a ghost city…. By withdrawing Arab workers their leaders hoped to paralyze Haifa.”

    – Time Magazine, May 3, 1948, page
    25

  • LindaRivera

    The only ethnic cleansing that takes place in Israel is the ethnic cleansing of Jews! A few years ago, 10,000 Jews were ethnically cleansed from Gaza for the sole reason they were not Muslim. Many of the Jews forced into poverty had to live in tents for a very long time. Today, these same Jews still struggle and their health is much worse than other Israelis.

  • J H

    Wouldn’t ethnic cleansing imply that the Palestinian population is decreasing??? According to wikipedia, “the Palestinian territories have one of the fastest growing populations in the world, with numbers surging 30% in the past decade (2008)” .

    Please shut the F up.

  • Tabitha Bliss

    Well said!
    It isn’t as though the Jews have been caught time & time again making blatantly false propaganda films to fool the west like those we see coming out of ‘Paliwood’..
    Anyone who looks at the facts can plainly see it’s the ‘Palestinians’ who are the liars. In fact, if we are to be 100% honest, even the term “Palestinian” to describe these people is a lie. They are not a people with a history, language & culture of their own.. They are basically just Arab land – squatters that deny Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.

  • Sam Norte

    Liar!

  • Gary Jenkins

    Most of the Nuremberg lawyers were JEWS.

  • Rachel Levy

    Look at the moniker he has on the side of his name “white pride world wide” unlike most of the Palestinian terrorist supporters he doesn’t even hide the fact that he is a Jewhating bigot.

  • Gary Jenkins

    Just remember not to mention the Holodomor (Ukraine), or how Jews stole US secrets and sold them to the Russians in return for Allowing Jews to immigrate to Israel.

  • Sam Norte

    You racist Jew!

  • Gary Jenkins

    Land that was stolen off them through terrorism in the name of ZIONISM.

  • PAthena

    The name “Palestinian” was synonymous with “Jew,” since the name “Palestine” was given to Judea by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 135 A.D. after he defeated the last Jewish rebellion under Bar Kochba. The name “Paelstine” then became synonymous with “land of the Jews,” which is why Great Britain after World War I was awarded the “Palestine Mandate” to be “the homeland of the Jews.”
    Calling non-Jewish Arabs “Palestinians” is the consequence of Soviet propaganda – in 1964 in Cairo, Gamal Nasser, ruler of Egypt, and the Soviet Union founded the “Palestine Liberation Organization” (P.L.O.) which came to fame by murdering the Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.

  • Gary Jenkins

    Do most Jews hide the fact they are Gentile hating supremacists?

  • LindaRivera

    Before 1948, Jews were known as the Palestinians.

    The Jewish newspaper, the Jerusalem Post was called the Palestine Post. The Jewish-founded electric company was Palestine Electric. The Palestinian Symphony Orchestra was all Jewish. During World War II, the
    British army had a Palestinian Brigade made up entirely of Jewish volunteers.

    After Jews migrated to Palestine in significant numbers in the late 1800s and miraculously transformed desert and swamps into rich, agricultural land, Arabs came in large numbers from Arab countries for jobs from Jews.

    The fact that the overwhelming majority of Arabs resided only briefly in Palestine is attested to by a one-time special UN decree: that any Arab who had resided in Palestine for only two years before 1948, and then left, would be considered a refugee and so would his descendants!

    Throughout history, people were never regarded as refugees if they had resided in a country for only two years because they were clearly citizens of other countries!

  • LindaRivera

    In all of history, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount was Never a Holy Place for Muslims:

    13th Century Arab biographer Yakut noted: “Mecca is holy to Muslims; Jerusalem is holy to the Jews.”

    The conquest of Jerusalem and all Israel is a major goal of global jihad. The Muslim claim that the Temple Mount is their third holy place is a lie. The PLO’s Palestinian National Covenant of 1964, does not mention Jerusalem even once.

    Jerusalem is mentioned hundreds of times in the Jewish Bible. Not once in the Koran. At the time of Mohammad’s death, there was not a single mosque in Jerusalem.

    From 1948-1967, when Jordan invaded and illegally occupied Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem, Jordanian radio broadcast Friday prayers not from Al-Aqsa Mosque, but from a mosque in Amman, Jordan. No foreign
    Arab leader visited Jerusalem during the nineteen years Jordan controlled east Jerusalem.

  • LindaRivera

    Islam will NOT be victorious! The Muslim god is the complete opposite of the HOLY ONE, the Magnificent Creator of the Universe. And it is our Awesome Creator Who will be victorious!
    The Glorious God of all life who declared: YOU SHALL NOT MURDER.

    The murderous Muslim plans to destroy the Jewish people and the Jewish Holy Land will NOT succeed. Thousands of years ago before anyone ever heard of Islam, God prophesied of a future time yet to come when He
    will destroy Israel’s enemies:

    Bible, Zechariah 12:9 I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

    Thousands of years ago, the Bible declared:

    Psalm 83 …O God do not be still. For behold Your enemies make an uproar And those who hate You have exalted themselves. They make shrewd plans against Your people, and conspire together against Your treasured ones. They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.” For they have conspired
    together with one mind; Against You they make a covenant…”

    The enemies of Israel are the enemies of Almighty God.

  • UCSPanther

    By that logic then, my Anglo-Saxon ancestors were the victims of Norman terrorism…

  • LindaRivera

    You dirty DISGUSTING, LIAR.

  • UCSPanther

    You don’t speak for my race, pal.

  • UCSPanther

    Are you trying to ape Al Sharpie now?

  • Olen Rush

    Well, since your posts are naught but propaganda and you were called out on your first lie, just continue on with your attempts to smear Jews. Mr White Power Fascist.

  • UCSPanther

    You would have loved Joseph Stalin since he was just like your much beloved Adolf Hitler.

    “Uncle Joe” stole much of that food from both Russian and Ukrainian peasants and gave it to the Nazis as part of the little “alliance” that the Nazis and Soviets had near the beginning of WWII.

  • desolationrowboat

    You guys know you are arguing with a white supremacist. It’s so funny how they talk about ethnic cleansing and project what they are on to others to validate their ideas. Those ideas are all propaganda the same propaganda they use in the anti Semitic literature that exist in the Arab world. The fact is there is a large group of rich white people in the world who secretly hate Jews and don’t wanna get their hands dirty so they use propaganda to destroy the idea of israel or any Jewish sovereignty. The protocols of the elders of zion are printed everywhere in the world while the world tries to control antisemitism.

  • LindaRivera

    That is true.

  • Gary Jenkins

    Why do Jews never ask themselves the question “What is it about Jewish behavior that causes so much anti-Semitism?” e.g. being kicked out of Europe over 100 times during the last 1,800 years.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Liar!”

    Uh huh.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    All capitalists and all communist elites are Jews. We know.

    Anyone you don’t like is also a Jew.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Evidence of ethnic cleansing:

    1) Some jihadis were kicked out (walked to the border) instead of imprisoned during the first period of open warfare
    2) Jews will not completely submit to sharia

  • Sam Norte

    Yeah, the world is becoming wide awake to the lies the Jews spread and of their hypocrisy. The world is awake to how the nepotistic Jews pay to coerce and get their way. You know, it’s just a matter of time before people start throwing the Jews in the ovens – for real this time!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Does that mustache require wax?

  • Sam Norte

    How does it feel to know your days are numbered?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    You have no clue who you’re talking to. It doesn’t even matter how you feel, so I won’t bother to ask.

    And you didn’t answer my question.

  • Sam Norte

    It’s like a train bearing down on you full speed ahead and your foot is stuck in your track of lies. We will bury what’s left of you Jews in nameless graves and erase everything about you. It will be as if you scum never existed and the world will finally prosper and thrive.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “It’s like a train bearing down on you full speed ahead and your foot is stuck in your track of lies. We will bury what’s left of you Jews in nameless graves and erase everything about you. It will be as if you scum never existed and the world will finally prosper and thrive.”

    You’re a complete more-on. You merely project your own insecurities when you babble on this way. Without Jews, prosperity as you see today would be unknown. You’d all be miserable and looking for someone else to blame. That is the nature of man.

    You’re a very natural man. Try finding a comfortable cave and see if that improves your life. And nobody will care whether or not you keep wearing that silly mustache.

  • FOAF

    Bwahaha. Jews have lasted 4000 years. The mighty Third Reich lasted 12, the same number as your IQ.

  • FOAF

    Why do moronic Jew-baiters never ask themselves the question, “How have Jews lasted for 4000 years even though they are a tiny minority while mighty empires like the Romans, Ottomans have vanished?”. Your beloved “thousand-year reich” lasted 12 years, loser.