SOLDIERS OF IDF VS ARAB TERRORISTS

SOLDIERS OF IDF VS ARAB TERRORISTS

Friday, February 5, 2016

MISHPACHA MAGAZINE, ISSUE # 595, 1-27-2016, EYTAN KOBRE'S TEXT MESSAGES ON BCC' INTERVIEW

...Professor Twerski's story of the early days of his career provides an interesting counterpoint to that of Baruch Cohen, a Los Angeles attorney I interviewed several years ago for a story in these pages.
Prior to graduation, he had received an unsolicited invitation to interview with the Los Angeles office of a very prestigious law firm, which was unusual in itself, and even more so give,n that Cohen had attended a good but non-Ivy League school.
His law school dean told him, ''I know you always wore that religious skullcap all through law school, and you still wear it now that you are clerking in bankruptcy court, and I respect that, but now you have an opportunity to get into an elite firm. The skullcap could turn them off and cost you the job."
After being told by other religious lawyers that wearing a yarmulke at work was just not done and inquiring about the halachic propriety of not doing so, he decided to go to the interview bareheaded. He entered the office for his interview and there, sitting at his desk, was the interviewing attorney, a yarmulke atop his head. Then came the next shock: The interviewer took one look at Baruch's uncovered head and said incredulously, ''Where is your yarmulke?"
Baruch sat speechless as the interviewer went on to explain. "Do you know why you got this interview? I happened _to be in the bankruptcy court where you clerk and it impressed me that someone in Los Angeles would have the conviction to proudly· wear a yarmulke in court. I researched you and found that you spent years learning in yeshivah. And now you show up to this interview without a yarmulke?! I am so deeply disappointed in you. You'll never make it in this firm -this is a firm of leaders, not followers. The interview is over."As Aaron Twerski had, Baruch Cohen wept that night, not, he said, because of the loss of the job opportunity or the harshness of the rebuke, but because deep down he felt the interviewer was right.
Taken together, the two experiences - that of a Jew who refused to give up on wearing full chassidic garb, yet ended up with a notable career in teaching law, and of another one for whom compromise itself spelled the loss of a plum opportunity in the law (yet who learned from it and went on to a Successful career, too) - merge to convey a single message: Hashem is in charge.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

RECHOVOT - KEREN SIMCHAS CHANA HINDY WEDDING GOWN GEMACH - גמ"ח שמלות כלה ושושבינות שמחה חנה הינדה














On Thursday night September 17, 2015, we went to the City of Rechovot for the inauguration of "Heichal Mandelbaum" a beautiful Simcha Hall dedicated by Rabbi Uri & Bracha Mandelbaum in memory of their parents. Prior to the reception, we were escorted to the apartment of Mrs. Ben-Baruch, who houses and runs a wedding gown gemach in memory of our dear daughter Hindy. Top quality beautiful wedding gowns and accessories, and dresses for Kallah's sisters, were all on display. There's fitting rooms, and seamstresses to make adjustments.  Hindy's wedding gown gemach is available to any Kallah, regardless of financial need. This way, Kallahs who cannot afford a wedding gown do not feel bad using the Gemach, since their well-to-do friends use the same Gemach as well.  There is a beautiful plaque in memory of Hindy prominently placed in the fitting room, and Mrs. Ben-Baruch tells each Kallah something about Hindy once she chooses a wedding gown. I will be sending her a beautiful picture of Hindy to frame and place on the wall as well. Some of the Kallahs wrote beautiful thank you letters to Mrs. Ben-Baruch, and she read some of the thank you letters to us. It was a profoundly moving and emotional meeting. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

BCC & Jeff Ballabon of Iron Dome Alliance.



Jeff is the CEO of B2 Strategic where he advises and represents corporate and political clients on interacting with the government and media and guides foreign companies entering U.S. markets. He previously headed the communications and public policy departments of major media corporations including CBS News, Primedia and Court TV.

Young Professionals Shabbat Retreat @ FLH Edmonton, Alberta Canada, January 29 - January 31, 2016, featuring prominent trial attorney Baruch C. Cohen Esq.

Young Professionals Shabbat Retreat @ FLH Edmonton, Alberta Canada
January 29 - January 31, 2016
Fantasyland Hotel, 17700-87 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4V4
RSVP: Rabbi Moshe Segal; 780-680-3818, shabbatretreat@gmail.com

Young Professionals Shabbat Retreat
featuring prominent trial attorney Baruch C. Cohen Esq.,  (SuperLawyer 2013, 2015, & 2016), who’s admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California and before SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States). Join us for a weekend of connection and inspiration as Baruch takes us on a compelling journey you wont want to miss.

•”The Challenges of an Orthodox Jewish trial attorney."

•"How David Slew Goliath, an Orthodox Jewish trial attorney's analysis."

•"From Trials to Triumph, a Bereaved Parent's Spiritual Journey Beyond Grief."

Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles (Calabasas) Ezras Nashim dedicated by Rabbi & Mrs. Uri Mandelbaum in memory of Hindy....

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Young Professionals Shabbat Retreat featuring prominent trial attorney Baruch C. Cohen Esq., January 29 - January 31, 2016 Fantasyland Hotel, 17700-87 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4V4



Young Professionals Shabbat Retreat @ FLH Edmonton, Alberta Canada
January 29 - January 31, 2016
Fantasyland Hotel, 17700-87 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4V4
RSVP: Rabbi Moshe Segal; 780-680-3818, shabbatretreat@gmail.com

Young Professionals Shabbat Retreat featuring prominent trial attorney Baruch C. Cohen Esq., y (SuperLawyer 2013, 2015, & 2016), who’s admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California and before SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States). Join us for a weekend of connection and inspiration as Baruch takes us on a compelling journey you wont want to miss.

•”The Challenges of an Orthodox Jewish trial attorney."

•"How David Slew Goliath, an Orthodox Jewish trial attorney's analysis."

•"From Trials to Triumph, a Bereaved Parent's Spiritual Journey Beyond Grief."

For Whom They Come First By: Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon

Refugee Aid
Photo Credit: Asher Schwartz
Martin Niemöller’s haunting poem, “First They Came,” has been making the rounds in social media lately.  The numerous variants of the poem recount Europe’s stoicism as “they” came for Communists, Socialists, Trade Unionists, Gypsies, Homosexuals, and of course Jews—in varying orders and combinations—before coming for “normal” Europeans.  Widely cited for its stinging rebuke of Europe’s intelligentsia as the Nazis attacked, enslaved, and exterminated one vulnerable minority after another, and for its terse reminder that self-preservation requires vigilance in protecting minority rights, the poem’s popularity spikes whenever a new atrocity works its way onto the front pages.
Today’s atrocity involves the refugees from Syria’s civil war, and in particular the plight of Sunni Muslim refugees fleeing the newly ascendant Sunni Caliphate.  The accused are those who question the wisdom of granting mass asylum in the U.S. or in Europe.  The charge against them is an irrational hatred of Muslims, also known as Islamophobia.  But the accusers, who see themselves as champions of the oppressed, have inverted both the facts and the moral sentiment.  The masses currently huddling at the gates of the West are hardly the “first” targets of Islamist terror.  That dubious honor belongs to the same group for whose plight Neimöller’s silent intelligentsia bears the greatest culpability: the Jews.
The Islamic State’s notion that the vast expanse between the Straits of Gibraltar and the Shatt-al-Arab belongs to the Sunni Arabs, and that the even greater realm stretching from Andalusia to Indonesia belongs to the Muslims, is hardly new.  Its clearest expression involves the false claim that the Jews, by establishing a safe-haven nation-state in part of the historic Jewish homeland, had “stolen” land from its rightful Sunni Arab possessors.  The use of anti-Jewish terror to secure “misappropriated” portions of “Arab” land date back at least to the 1920s.  It came into its own in the 1970s and 80s, when Yasir Arafat’s PLO launched spectacular attacks on the Olympics, jetliners, and cruise ships.  Far from fighting these tactics before they could spread, the international community forgave them as understandably targeted against the Jews, and elevated Arafat from revolutionary to statesman.  Other groups, from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Gaza chapter of Hamas to the Iranian-sponsored Shiite Lebanese shock troops of Hezbollah, took note.  The use of terror to promote Arab and Islamic causes would yield significant positive returns.  The targets expanded outward.  In September 2000, Arafat launched his intifada in Jerusalem, unleashing terror upon an innocent civilian population whose leaders had been willing to capitulate to every demand that the world then deemed reasonable.  Once again, Arafat taught his brethren an important lesson: the West will retreat in the face of escalating demands.  A year later, the terror hit New York and Washington—with London and Madrid soon to follow.
As long as the victims were Jewish, the Western intelligentsia was willing to take the matter in stride; the threat was distant, and focused on others. Even those who found the tactics distasteful preferred blaming the terror victims to the terrorists themselves.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates invented the term “Islamophobia,” which the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) then foisted upon the West.  In theory, Islamophobia describes the non-existent phenomenon whereby Westerners systematically attack and oppress Muslims.  In practice, it is a charge leveled at anyone opposed to Islamic supremacy, daring to suggest that Islam is due no greater respect than is any other faith, or that the world should judge Muslims by the same standards that it applies to anyone else.  In point of fact, though the number of bias attacks against Muslims and Islamic institutions is far from zero—where it belongs—there is no evidence of widespread violence against Muslims, and scant evidence of systematic discrimination, anywhere in the West.  Most impressively, Muslims enjoy their greatest measure of safety in the United States, where the broad citizenry has repeatedly gone out of its way to overlook provocations by Muslims committing anti-American atrocities in the name of Islam.
The legitimate refugees among the hordes now clamoring for admission to the West may indeed be every bit as miserable as those who attempted to flee Hitler’s Europe, but the situation is only parallel for the non-Sunni among them.  They, like the Jewish refugees for whom Neimöller and his friends refused to stand, for whom the British had foreclosed entrance to their homeland, and for whom no country in the world claimed kinship, have been driven from their homes and abandoned by the world.  The Sunni Arab majority now fleeing Syria, on the other hand, are part of a large and powerful family.  Nearly all of the Arab League’s twenty other state members, and nearly all of the OIC’s fifty-five other state members, are Sunni Muslim.  America should indeed assert its authority as a moral and military superpower, by pressing these places to open their borders to embrace their suffering kinsmen. Americans do not want to return refugee families to their torturers.  But many Americans want and expect these powerful Muslim nations to embrace the victims of radical Islam that they claim as family.  Their failure to do so threatens to shake the foundations of American forbearance.  A global Muslim leadership unwilling to welcome Muslim victims speaks volumes about the balance between violent, radical Muslims and peaceful, tolerant Muslims.  It is hardly irrational to wonder whether IS speaks for a silent majority when so few of the world’s powerful Sunni Muslim leaders seem prepared to aid even Sunni Muslim victims.
Meanwhile, if the West, or the broader international community, truly wished to heed Neimöller’s admonition, it would refocus its efforts to protect the Islamist’s first choice of victims.  Unlike mythical Islamophobia, anti-Semitism is rampant and growing.  From Chabad houses in Mumbai and Kosher markets in Paris to the streets of Israel, the Jews remain the Islamist’s target of choice.  Even in the United States, likely the most tolerant country in the world, the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks consistently dwarfs the number of violent attacks against any other faith, including Islam. According to the FBI’s most recent statistics, attacks against Jews represent 59% of all anti-religious hate crimes—one and a half times more than attacks against members of all other faith groups combined. Yet many of America’s leaders and much of its intelligentsia treat anti-Jewish terror as if it were a threat apart, unfortunate but excusable, and unrelated to the broader threat of Islamist terror.
For whom did they come first?  They came for the Jews.  They are still coming for the Jews.  And they will come for far more than the Jews until the West chooses to defend the Jews.  Those Westerners–including some leading American Jewish organizations—raucously charging Islamophobia and recklessly calling for unrestricted immigration should know better.  Humanitarianism, strategy, morality, and self-preservation all come together to a single point.  The fight against anti-Semitism is a critical front in the battle against radical Islam.  Complacency in the face of anti-Semitism fuels the radical Islamist cause.  And a Western willingness to let Islamic leaders off the hook for their own anti-Semitism, and from the responsibility for caring for even their own people, threatens to bring a strengthened Islamism to our very doorsteps.

About the Author: Bruce Abramson, a technology lawyer in private practice in NYC (www.bdabramson.com), is a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research. Jeff Ballabon is CEO of B2 Strategic (www.b2strategic.com) and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Statesmanship and Diplomacy.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS: 800-Year-Old Jewish Prophecy: Current Tensions Between Iran, Saudi Arabia Harbinger to Messiah By Rivkah Lambert Adler January 6, 2016 , 12:30 pm

“Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.” (Isaiah 60:1)

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Photo: @khamenei_ir/ Twitter)

When Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Iran, this created a chain reaction that led Bahrain and other Middle Eastern countries to expel Iranian diplomats. Unwittingly, Saudi Arabia’s actions can be seen as the fulfillment of a messianic Jewish prophecy found in the ancient Jewish holy book known as the Yalkut Shimoni.
The Yalkut Shimoni, a compilation of rabbinic commentary on the Bible, is believed to have been composed in the 13th century. Despite being written over 800 years ago, the Yalkut Shimoni has something extremely relevant to say about today’s headlines.
Speaking about the relevant passage in the Yalkut Shimoni, Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam, better known as the Klausenberger Rebbe, said, “Remember these words. Now, perhaps, they are not understood, but in time, they will be, and they will be a source of chizuk (strength) to Am Yisroel (the Jewish people).” The Klausenberger Rebbe was an Orthodox rabbi with thousands of followers in the years prior to World War II. Most of his followers were murdered in the Holocaust. The Klausenberger Rebbe died in Israel in 1994.
What was the prophecy of the Yalkut Shimoni that the Klausenberger Rebbe knew would bring comfort and strength to the Jewish people at a future date? The Yalkut Shimoni predicted that the year the Messiah would appear, the “King of Persia [Iran] will provoke the King of Arabia [Saudi Arabia].”
The two main sects in Islam are Sunni and Shia. While they both have much in common, the differences between the two sects in Islam have led to a long history of violent and deadly conflict among Muslims . Many of today’s political and diplomatic conflicts between Iran and other Muslim countries are connected to this Sunni-Shia divide
Not surprisingly, Iran and Saudi Arabia do not share the same Muslim sect. Although the vast majority of the Islamic world today is Sunni, Iran, and, to a lesser degree Iraq, are home to the majority of the region’s Shiite Muslims. Saudi Arabia is more than 90 percent Sunni. Iran, by contrast, is 95 percent Shiite.
Thus, when angry Shiite Iranians recently overran the Saudi embassy in Tehran this past Sunday to protest the execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric named Nimr al-Nimr, the duel between the Sunnis and the Shiites was inflamed. As a consequence, Saudi Arabia gave Iranian diplomats 48 hours to pack up and leave.
The full text of the Yalkut Shimoni connects the political tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia with good news about the full redemption of the Jewish people.
“Rabbi Yizchok said: ‘The year that Melech HaMoshiach [Messiah the King] will be revealed, all the nations of the world will be provoking each other. The King of Persia (Iran) will provoke the King of Arabia, and the King of Arabia will go to Edom (the West) to take counsel, but the King of Persia will in turn, destroy the entire world. The nations of the world will be outraged and panicked. They will fall on their faces, and they will experience pains like birth pangs. Israel too will be outraged and in a state of panic and ask, where do we go? But say unto them, “My children, do not fear, ‘Higiyah zman geulatchem’  [the time of your redemption has come]. And in the last redemption will be different from the first which was followed by further bondage and pain. After this last redemption, you will not again experience any further pain or subjugation.”
[Rabbi] Baruch Cohen, a civil trial attorney in the US and pro-Israel blogger at American Trial Attorneys In Defense of Israel shared with Breaking Israel News the enthusiasm many feel when comparing the ancient prophecy to current events. “It is incredible to see Chazal’s [the Jewish sages’] prophecies come to life in real time in today’s headlines,” he said. “The Baal Haturim [early 14th century scholar of Jewish law] explains when Yishmael [Ishmael, meaning the Muslim Arabs] will fall and be finally defeated in the end of days, then the Moshiach [messiah] – the descendant of Yishai [father of King David], who is himself a descendant of Yitzchak [Issac], will come. Even in the most terrifying of times, we are comforted by the fact that eventually, with the ultimate downfall of the descendants of Yishmael, we will merit the final redemption by our righteous Moshiach.” Cohen concluded his comments to Breaking Israel News with with a spiritual challenge to those who are waiting for the Messiah to come and redeem humanity. “Yishmael typifies the power of prayer. He himself was born out of the power of the prayer of his mother Hagar. To this very day, the Arabs excel in prayer, which occupies a significant place in their daily ritual. In order to counteract the power of their prayer, we need to improve the concentration and intensity of our own prayers.”
http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/58217/800-year-old-prophecy-declares-when-king-persia-will-provoke-king-arabia-redemption-around-corner-middle-east/#WXlm0pB8AFFIHWB0.97

Monday, December 21, 2015

DONALD TRUMP'S "TREE OF LIFE" PLAQUE WHEN HE WAS HONORED BY THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND IN 1983 - MY FATHER, DR. SAMUEL I. COHEN PRESENTED TRUMP WITH THIS BEUTIFUL AWARD

My father, Rabbi Dr. Samuel I. Cohen, zt'l served with distinction as the Executive Vice President of the Jewish National Fund of North america for over 25 years. On March 1, 1983, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, in New York City, long before he was seeking the Presidency, my father and Charlotte Jacobson were privileged to present the JNF's most covetous award, the "Tree of Life Award" to Donald Trump in appreciation of his outstanding dedication to the cause of American-Israeli friendship and for his support of Israel.  Here is the plaque that hangs prominently in Mr. Trump's office. I was at the banquet honoring Mr. Trump, and I recall his impassioned words about Israel. Afterwards, I recall my father telling me what a pleasure it was to deal with Mr. Trump.  You can see the importance that Mr. Trump placed on this award, as it overlooks his desk in his office. 






















Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Imagine (There’s No Islam), sorry John Lennon....

Imagine there’s no Islam
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…
Imagine there’s no jihadis
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no Islam too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no jihad
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Saturday, November 14, 2015

What Is Neturei Karta? Why Ultra Orthodox Jews Are Protesting Benjamin Netanyahu And Befriending Iranian Leaders

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, in Washington, Nov. 9, 2015. Carlos Barria/Reuters
A cadre of Orthodox Jews with brimmed hats and long sidelocks greeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the White House earlier this week, carrying a banner telling the premier to go back home. Some of the demonstrators wore cards pinned to their lapels with the Israeli flag crossed out in thick red as they stood quietly, raising signs with the phrase “Judaism Rejects Zionism.” It was a bewildering sight for passersby: observant Jews, some draped with black-and-white checkered Arab scarves, standing side-by-side with pro-Palestine activists railing against the Jewish State.
The religious movement known as Neturei Karta demands Palestinian statehood, calls for the “peaceful dismantling” of Israel and has forged friendships with Israel’s top enemies, including the leadership of Iran. They're a decentralized group with just a few thousand supporters worldwide and are considered extremists by most of the Jewish community. But as violence has spiraled in Israel in recent months, the movement has grown increasingly visible and has found new supporters in Orthodox communities, ruffling feathers in the Jewish establishment.
NKRabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss (right), Rabbi Moshe Dov Beck (center) and Beck's grandson are seen in Weiss's upstate New York home, Oct. 12. 2015.  Michael Kaplan
Founded in the early 20th century to counter the Zionist movement that wanted to establish a Jewish state in Palestine -- and ultimately succeeded -- Neturei Karta has held firm to its belief that Jews were expelled from the Holy Land by God, and are forbidden from ruling again until the messiah arrives. Many ultra-Orthodox Jews share their theological belief, but have distanced themselves from Neturei Karta [which literally translates as “Guardians of the City” in Aramaic], as the movement has promoted controversial views and has adopted a long list of Palestinian grievances.
"The Zionists say the final word is not in the hand of God but in the hand of their law system," Rabbi Moshe Dov Beck, a leading religious scholar in the movement, said, his comments translated from Yiddish. "Fundamentally, they're turning their back on the Almighty, so they have no right to carry on themselves the name Israel. Their land is not a Jewish land, it's a Zionist land."
As violence has spiraled in Israel in recent months, some analysts say the group is attracting more supporters. Much of the violence has focused around the al-Aqsa mosque, the site of ancient biblical Jewish temples, where some right-wing Jewish activists wish to pray. Palestinians widely insist there are plans to divide the mosque -- a belief rejected by Israel -- and have staged protests across Israel and the West Bank over the last two months against what they consider incitement.
The demonstrations have seen thousands of people injured and dozens killed in clashes with Israeli security forces. Israel has seen sporadic knife attacks by Palestinians, and a number of Israelis have been killed. Traditional Orthodox Judaism opposes prayer at the site on theological grounds, and Neturei Karta has become a loud opponent of those calling for prayer at the contested site, staging at least 10 protests in the U.S. in October. 
Mea ShaerimMany of Neturei Karta's supporters live in the religious Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim. Above, an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man carries his 3-year-old son as he dances around a bonfire lit in the neighborhood on the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, May 9, 2012. Although many in Mea Shearim do not support Neturei Karta, much of the community views Israel's secular government with hostility.  Ammar Awad/Reuters
Beck, an aging religious scholar with a scraggly white beard, who often wears a pinstriped garment, is today a symbol of the movement. He grew up in Budapest, Hungary, and remembers as an adolescent hiding with his brother and sister in a bunker with 25 other Jews for about half a year to avoid being taken by the Nazis. His mother was killed in Auschwitz, and after the war, he said he found refuge in the newly established state of Israel. There, he studied in religious schools that were opposed to the secularism of the new state, and ended up close with leading anti-Zionists in Neturei Karta.
Beck left Israel in 1970, and now lives in the quiet upstate New York town of Monsey, home to one of the largest communities of Orthodox Jews in the U.S. The largest group of Neturei Karta's supporters are believed to live in religious neighborhoods of Jerusalem, but they are also scattered throughout religious Jewish communities across the world. They lead insular lives, frowning upon secular education, and discourage leisurely watching television or using the Internet.
Those features make Neturei Karta similar to other ultra-Orthodox communities. But it's the group's connections with the outside world, and its penchant for protest, that has stirred uproar in a wider community that usually shuns direct political involvement.
Hamas meetIsmail Haniyeh (right), senior leader of the Islamist Hamas movement, meets U.S. members of Neturei Karta, a fringe ultra-Orthodox movement within the anti-Zionist bloc, during their visit to Gaza City, July 16, 2009. The movement's relations with Palestinian and Iranian leaders has caused an uproar in the Jewish community.  Suhaib Salem/Reuters
Beck and other leaders of the movement have been hosted by Hamas in Gaza, have met with the popular pro-Muslim Brotherhood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi in Qatar and consider the fervently anti-Israel former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a personal friend. Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, a spokesman for the movement, has a shelf in his dining room dedicated to gifts from Muslim leaders, including an opulent pen case offered to him by the head of Iran's parliament, with whom he said he and five other rabbis met during the United Nations General Assembly in September. 
"Whoever we’ve met with, and I’ve met with tens and tens of top government officials, top religious officials in [Iran], and they all, as one, are very clear they respect the Jewish people, and they respect Judaism," Weiss said. "But even if it's true they are anti-Semitic, the proper approach is to meet with the people of this land and try and bring peace."
NK ramallahA member of Neturei Karta (center), a fringe ultra-Orthodox Jewish movement within the anti-Zionist bloc, exchanges looks with a Palestinian man during a rally marking the 10th anniversary of the death of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Nov. 11, 2014.  Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters
But some Jewish civil rights organizations insist something sinister lies behind Neturei Karta's popularity. The rabbis have become fixtures of pro-Palestine events, and opponents of Israel have pointed to the group as proof that they have no problem with Jews, just Israel. 
"One of the disturbing parts of Neturei Karta is they offer a shield for a lot of anti-Israel advocates, and even anti-Semites in their ranks, because they point to Neturei Karta and say, 'Look these Jews are with us so we can't be anti-Semitic'," said Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defemation League's Center on Extremism. "Their presence and their views enable others to be more extreme."
Samuel Heilman,  a professor of sociology at Queens College of the City University of New York and an expert on Orthodox Judaism, said the group attempts to bloat its numbers, and survives more on media coverage than support. "They're a little bit like the Westboro Baptist Church, which turns out to be a single family, and it's lifeblood is the news we hear about them, and the extreme protests they carry out -- Neturei Karta is the Jewish version of that," Heilman said. "They're a symbol and they're very picturesque and they go against what most people think about Hasidim and what Jews are."

UN argueMembers of Neturei Karta, an international organization of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews, argue with a supporter of Israel (right) in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across the street from the United Nations during the 66th General Assembly Session on Sept. 21, 2011, in New York City.  Michael Nagle/Getty Images

As for Beck, who is now 81 years old and noticeably growing frail, he plans to continue protesting against Zionism. "I'll continue for as long as God gives me the strength," he said.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Civil Trial Attorney Baruch C. Cohen meets Rabbi Baruch Chait


Civil Trial Attorney Baruch C. Cohen meets Moshe Mandelbaum, former governor of the Bank of Israel - Who's signature was on all Israeli currency





Civil Trial Attorney Baruch C. Cohen discusses Torah insights with the Modzhitzer Rebbe, Grand Rabbi Chaim Shaul Taub



Civil trial attorney Baruch C. Cohen meets Professor Nahum Rockover in Rechovot, Israel


Professor Nahum Rakover is retired professor of law from Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv Universities and now serves as president of a small college in Israel.  In the past he served also as deputy attorney general for the State of Israel.  He is an expert in Jewish law.  In the early 1990s he held a side position as deputy legal advisor for the government of Israel, this in the days of the Rabin-Peres government and the initiation of Oslo appeasement.

Civil Trial Attorney Baruch C. Cohen meets Harishon LeTzion, and HaRav HaRashi of Yerushalayim, HaRav Shlomo Moshe Amar, @ Leil Hoshana Rabah, Bet Knesset Hamercazi Bet Hakerem


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sickening new ISIS video shows caged prisoners lowered into a swimming pool and drowned, shot with an RPG and blown up with explosive-filled 'necklaces'

  • Sickening seven-minute video shows the deaths of several ISIS prisoners 
  • Five men are filmed being drowned in a pool in the ISIS stronghold Mosul 
  • Underwater cameras capture them thrashing before falling unconscious 
  • Another group are shot with a grenade launcher while locked in an old car
  • Final sequence shows seven prisoners being chained together with explosive necklaces, which are then detonated
  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

  • Vile jihadis fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq have brutally murdered five prisoners by locking them in a metal cage and lowering them into a swimming pool.
    Filmed in the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, the sickening seven minute long video uses expensive underwater cameras to film the terrified men as they sink below the surface with no hope of escape.
    Shortly afterwards the cage is lifted back out of the water, with the dying men - who are understood to have been accused of spying - seen foaming at the mouth as they lie motionless on the floor of the cage, piled on top of one another.
    Elsewhere in the video, ISIS militants are filmed brutally killing prisoners by locking them in a car and shooting them with a grenade launcher, while another group of jihadis chain a set of prisoners together with explosive necklaces which are then detonated.
    Sickening: Filmed in the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, the horrific seven minute long video uses expensive underwater cameras to film the terrified men as they sink below the surface with no hope of escape
    Sickening: Filmed in the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, the horrific seven minute long video uses expensive underwater cameras to film the terrified men as they sink below the surface with no hope of escape
    Lowered: Standing up straight with their legs bound, the men look reasonably calm until the moment the cage is slowly lowered into the pool by the depraved Islamic State militants
    Lowered: Standing up straight with their legs bound, the men look reasonably calm until the moment the cage is slowly lowered into the pool by the depraved Islamic State militants
    Horrific: As the water begins to enter the cage, the victims panic and start praying and pacing the cell
    Horrific: As the water begins to enter the cage, the victims panic and start praying and pacing the cell
    Brutal: Once the cage is submerged, the video cuts to high-tech underwater cameras, which - in images far too horrific to publish - show the men thrashing around until they lose conciousness and fall to the floor
    Brutal: Once the cage is submerged, the video cuts to high-tech underwater cameras, which - in images far too horrific to publish - show the men thrashing around until they lose conciousness and fall to the floor
    The barbaric video is a new low for the terror group, whose catalogue of horrific filmed murders includes the savage beheading of several British and American hostages, the burning to death of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh and numerous clips of people being shot and stoned to death.
    The main section of the film begins with the stomach-churning sight of five men being locked in a tiny metal cage that has been suspended above a luxury swimming pool somewhere in the ISIS-held city of Mosul in Nineveh province. 
    Standing up straight with their legs bound, the men look reasonably calm until the moment the cage begins to be lowered into the pool.
    As the water begins to enter, the victims start to panic, praying and pacing the tiny metal cell.
    Once completely submerged, the video cuts to the high-tech underwater cameras, which show the men thrashing around until they appear to lose conciousness and fall to the floor. 
    The cage is then removed from the pool, with the dying men seen foaming at the mouths as they lie piled on top of one another under the blazing Iraqi sun.
    Bound: The full seven minute video actually begins by showing a group of men wearing orange jumpsuits being led into a desert clearing. They are then locked in an Opel car, which is destroyed by a grenade launcher
    Bound: The full seven minute video actually begins by showing a group of men wearing orange jumpsuits being led into a desert clearing. They are then locked in an Opel car, which is destroyed by a grenade launcher
    Moments from death: The as-yet-unnamed victims were filmed sitting in the locked car before it is destroyed
    Moments from death: The as-yet-unnamed victims were filmed sitting in the locked car before it is destroyed
    Cowardly: Moments later a masked Islamic State jihadi appears carrying a huge grenade missile launcher
    Cowardly: Moments later a masked Islamic State jihadi appears carrying a huge grenade missile launcher
    Fired from close range: The grenade launcher is fired towards the vehicle, causing it to burst into flames
    Fired from close range: The grenade launcher is fired towards the vehicle, causing it to burst into flames
    Smoke: The car is seen in flames meaning the badly injured victims are likely to have  burned to death
    Smoke: The car is seen in flames meaning the badly injured victims are likely to have burned to death

    ISIS OFFER YAZIDI SEX SLAVE AS A PRIZE FOR MEMORISING KORAN IN SICK 'CELEBRATION' OF RAMADAN

    Jihadis fighting for the Islamic State have held a Koran memorizing competition in which the top prizes include a Yazidi sex slave.
    The photograph of an ISIS advert, believed to come from the northern Syrian state of Hasakah recently emerged on social media.
    As well as sex slaves, the advert promises cash rewards for fourth and fifth prize. 
    The competition is set to be held in several ISIS mosques in Syria, including the Osama bin Laden mosque.
    The seven day competition is set to finish on 27 June and is being held to celebrate the Muslim festival of Ramadan.
    The advert addresses ISIS militants in Syria, congratulating the jihadis in their fight and wishing them a blessed Ramadan.
    The footage is actually divided into three separate sections, with different horrific punishments reserved for each group of doomed prisoners. 
    The full seven minute video actually begins by showing a group of men wearing orange jumpsuits being led into a desert clearing, before being locked in an Opel saloon car.
    Moments later a masked ISIS jihadi appears carrying a huge grenade launcher, which he uses to fire a missile into the vehicle, causing it to burst into flames and burn the badly injured victims to death.
    The film then cuts to interviews with another set of prisoners, where they 'confess' to the crimes they have been accused of and discuss how they have been treated by the Islamic State.
    Next comes the harrowing drowning segment, which is followed by more interviews with prisoners.
    The seven men are subsequently seen being led out into a field, where explosive cables are tied around their necks. 
    Seconds later the explosives are detonated, with HD cameras capturing the murder in full detail.
    Several of the men are clearly decapitated by the massive blast, while others suffer horrific and fatal upper body injuries. 
    Doomed: Another harrowing sequence shows prisoners chained together with explosive necklaces
    Doomed: Another harrowing sequence shows prisoners chained together with explosive necklaces
    Sick: The seven men are led out into a field, where explosive cables are tied around their necks and detonated
    Sick: The seven men are led out into a field, where explosive cables are tied around their necks and detonated
    Terrified: An ISIS militant checks the victims' explosive necklaces are secure before detonating them
    Terrified: An ISIS militant checks the victims' explosive necklaces are secure before detonating them
    Torture: The seven minute film includes interviews with prisoners, where they speak about the crimes they have been accused of and how they have been treated by the militants fighting for the Islamic State
    Torture: The seven minute film includes interviews with prisoners, where they speak about the crimes they have been accused of and how they have been treated by the militants fighting for the Islamic State

    ISIS STRING UP TWO BOYS FROM A BEAM AFTER ACCUSING THEM OF BREAKING THE RAMADAN FAST

    Savage jihadis fighting for ISIS in Syria tied two young boys to a beam by their wrists and left them hanging for several hours after accusing them of breaking the Ramadan fast.
    The shocking incident took place in the village of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor province and involved boys 'aged under 18', according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.
    It is understood ISIS' religious police force, known as the Hisbah, seized the two boys at some point over the weekend and suspended them from a pole in a public square.
    A placard was placed alongside them informing passers by that the pair were being punished for eating during daylight hours.
     'They broke the fast with no religious justification', the notice said.
    Throughout the month of Ramadan, which began on Thursday, the majority of Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. 
    The latest sickening murder video was released by ISIS' Ninevah branch, which is based in the terror group's stronghold, Mosul.
    Yesterday it emerged that a US airstrike near the city killed an ISIS operative who was a person of interest in the 2012 Benghazi attack.
    Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said Ali Awni al-Harzi of Tunisia was killed on June 15.
    The US Treasury and the State Department had designated him as a terrorist operating for radical groups.
    'His death degrades ISIL's ability to integrate North African jihadists into the Syrian and Iraqi fight and removes a jihadist with long ties to international terrorism,' Warren said referring to ISIS.
    Harzi was considered a person of interest in the militant attack on the US mission in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on September 11, 2012, that killed the American ambassador and three other Americans.
    In its terrorist designation in April, the US State Department described Harzi as a 'high-profile' member of a radical group in Tunisia who helped recruit volunteers to fight in Syria.


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