Possible Deal to Free Most Israeli Women and Children Hostages Reportedly Near

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Joe Biden said during a briefing at the White House that a deal to release hostages being held by Hamas is near. “I’ve been talking with the people involved every single day. I believe it’s going to happen. But I don’t want to get into detail,” Biden told reporters at the White House.

In Israel, long-time Washington Post foreign correspondent David Ignatius reports on the outlines of a deal.

“The general outline of the deal is understood,” the Israeli official explained in an interview Monday, requesting anonymity to discuss the sensitive subject. The tentative agreement calls for Israeli women and children to be released in groups, simultaneously with Palestinian women and young people held in Israeli prisons.

Ignatius reports that Mossad is very much involved in this part of the process, verifying the identities of Israeli citizens that Hamas is considering releasing and making sure that Palestinians being released are not connected to Hamas. In exchange for the approximately 70 Israeli women and children, about 120 Palestinian women and children will be released by Israel.


As CNN previously reported, in the deal currently being discussed, hostages would exit Gaza in stages on a rolling basis – with priority placed on extra vulnerable groups like children and women. The process is expected to take multiple days.

Only a handful of hostages – including two American citizens – have been released so far since the start of the war. After their exit, Biden revealed that Israel had agreed to a brief pause to secure their release.

One of the complications in the ongoing talks has been verifying the list of names of both hostages and Palestinian prisoners that Hamas and Israel would respectively release as part of the deal, two officials told CNN. Israel wants to make sure none of the prisoners released are connected to Hamas and has been scrutinizing names proposed as part of the process.

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Sources for these stories stress that this is not a done deal and that it could blow up at any time at any point.

One of the sticking points is that Hamas itself does not hold all the hostages. Affiliated groups like Palestinian Islamic Jihad hold an unknown number.

Washington Post:

The Israeli official said his government is committed to freeing all the hostages, including roughly 90 male civilians and a smaller group of soldiers, whom Hamas probably sees as the most valuable. “We want as many as possible, as quickly as possible, and no one stays behind,” the official stressed.

Hamas has told the Qataris that its operatives seized only Israeli soldiers, but the Israeli official said this claim is false. Hamas holds the “vast majority” of the hostages, including a small number of dead bodies that were taken into Gaza by the terrorists, the Israeli said. Some hostages are kept by other groups, in disparate locations, but Hamas has the power to negotiate for nearly all of them, he argued. One smaller group called Palestinian Islamic Jihad holds about 35 captives, and a militia known as the “shabiha” and other smaller groups hold a few dozen more, the high-ranking Israeli said.

The unnecessary complexity of the negotiations has a purpose; Hamas wants to be able to interpret whatever deal emerges as the most advantageous to them. Then again, this could all be a psychological ploy by Hamas to play with the emotions of the Israeli people to force them to put even more pressure on the government to end the attempt to annihilate Hamas.

Netanyahu Issues Dire Warning About Hamas. Will Biden Listen?

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During an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stark message on Monday evening, cautioning Europeans and Americans about the potential consequences if the IDF doesn’t completely eliminate Hamas.

"We have to win not only for our sake but for the sake of the Middle East, for the sake of our Arab neighbors," Netanyahu said. "You know what, for the sake of Gazans who've been held by this dark tyranny that has brutalized and brought them nothing but bloodshed and poverty and misery. We have to win to protect Israel. We have to win to safeguard the Middle East. We have to win for the sake of the civilized world. That's the battle we're fighting, and it's being waged right now. There is no substitute for that victory."

“If we don’t win now, then Europe is next and you’re next,” Netanyahu warned. "And we have to win.”  

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“We have to have the forces of civilization beat these barbarians because otherwise this barbarism will spread and will endanger the entire world,” Netanyahu said. “Every American, every civilized country will be under peril. We have to win. There is no substitute for victory. Total victory.”

According to Netanyahu, the "axis of terror," which consists of Hamas, Hezbollah, the Houthis in Yemen, and other "minions” of Iran, aims to "bring the Middle East, the world back to the Dark Ages. And on the other side stands Israel, the modern Arab states, of course, the United States, all the forces that want to see peace, and prosperity for the Middle East and for the world. And that's the battle that is being waged right now."

Just this week, we learned that the Biden administration is considering giving $10 billion to Iran by waiving sanctions.

It truly makes no sense why Biden would consider such a thing, especially now. But one thing is clear; he’s not listening to Netanyahu’s warning. 

Frankly, I’m not sure Biden cares.

400 Government Officals Sign a Letter Objecting to Biden’s Israel Stance

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Many years ago, after a hard day of radio journalism and program directing, I stopped at my favorite brewpub for an IPA and some chicken wings. I noticed a few friends who worked for a government agency and struck up a conversation. I mentioned having seen a story on TV at the gym about the federal government offering free health care to illegal immigrants. I opined that there were plenty of Americans who should receive that consideration before it was extended to people who entered the country unlawfully. One of the women looked at me, blinked, and said, "Well f**k you!" 

Alright, then. Good talk. It wasn't the response I expected but considering the fact that people in the federal ecosystem function in an echo chamber, I guess I should not have been surprised. Mike Lee once told me that the people inside the Beltway are essentially unaware of America or the world outside the Beltway. And with the advent of curated media, it should not be an eye-opener that the same mentality extends to many federal employees. That may go some ways to explaining the letter sent Tuesday to President Joe Biden that was signed by over 400 government officials.

The New York Times obtained a copy of the letter, signed by appointees and staffers across 40 agencies. It began by denouncing the Hamas attack on Israel but also stated:

We call on President Biden to urgently demand a cease-fire; and to call for de-escalation of the current conflict by securing the immediate release of the Israeli hostages and arbitrarily detained Palestinians; the restoration of water, fuel, electricity, and other basic services; and the passage of adequate humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

The signers cited an October poll by the group Data for Progress, which claims that 66% of Americans agree that "The U.S. should call for a ceasefire and a de-escalation of violence in Gaza. The U.S. should leverage its close diplomatic relationship with Israel to prevent further violence and civilian deaths." That percentage includes 80% of the Democrats who were surveyed, 57% of Independents, and 56% of Republicans. The complete set of questions and responses can be found here

Some signatories mentioned they felt that signing the letter could put their jobs at risk. The Times article noted that some officials have said they welcome disagreement but added that employees need to come to terms with the fact that they will not always see eye-to-eye with some policies. 

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Also worth mentioning is the fact that the majority of those who signed the letter are in their 20s and 30s. This means not only are they living in the federal and left-wing echo chambers, but they are closer in age to college students. So, their "academic" experiences are still relatively fresh in their minds. In addition to whatever matriculation indoctrination they may have received, they tend to take that information and use it to view the world as they wish it to be, not as it truly is. Hence, the misguided notion that if Israel were to stop the offensive, doves of peace would descend from the sky, and we could buy the world a Coke and keep it company. (Kids, ask your grandparents about that.) And they are frustrated that their version of events is not the one that is unfolding. 

One can ignore reality all one wants, but it has no plans to go away. And while letters and protests may have served these people well in college, real life and real war are very different than campus demonstrations.

Schools for Hamas-cide

Welcome to the vicious Jew-hatred in many of our schools.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/schools-for-hamas-cide;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

While the slaying of some 1,400 Jews by Hamas is a major tragedy in and of itself, other important facets of the story merit attention. For example, a Harris poll taken after the massacre reveals that 51% of American 18-24-year-olds think the murder of innocent Jewish men, women, and babies was justified, and much of this Jew-hatred can be attributed to our nation’s schools.

Rethinking Schools, a radical activist outfit established in 1986, whose products are used by 200,000 teachers and are on university reading lists, asserts that educators have a “moral and educational responsibility” to join and teach about “the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel.”

Also, a wing of Rethinking Schools, the Zinn Education Project, which haJew-hatreds developed history curricula since 2008, is used by 155,000 teachers nationwide. On October 10, the organization declared that the terror, violence, murder, and rape we’ve seen in the past week “is the direct result of decades of Israeli occupation.”

In Oakland, the teachers union has accused Israel of carrying out genocide and ethnic cleansing. The teachers union in Seattle passed a resolution in 2021 supporting the same lie. In Virginia, a school board member in Fairfax County has, under the banner of culturally responsive pedagogy, pushed for an explicitly anti-Israeli curriculum.

Also, Black Lives Matter, which has had success infiltrating our public schools, insists that the recent events in the Middle East are a “direct result of decades of Israeli settler colonialism, land dispossession, occupation, blockade, apartheid, and attempted genocide of millions of Palestinians.”

Then there are the colleges. The colleges! Yes, the same cohort of far-left, cultural ignoramuses who can’t define what a woman is and offers classes like “Queering Menstruation” and “Anal 101” are now, not surprisingly, weighing in on the Middle East.

In addition to Black Lives Matter and Critical Race Theory, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion tenets have become de rigeur on college campuses. The DEI-ists see everything in black and white, labeling white people as oppressors and blacks as the oppressed. While DEI typically concerns itself with USA issues, Israel, too, is on the hook, being tarred as a bastion of Jewish whiteness with a racist commitment to shattering the lives of Palestinians, who are considered people of color.

Tabia Lee, a former collegiate DEI director, explains that DEI drives campus antisemitism. She once hosted Jewish speakers on campus with the goal of “promoting diversity and inclusion by sharing different perspectives.” But she was deemed not radical enough, and was told in no uncertain terms that Jews are “white oppressors” and that it was her job to “decenter whiteness.” 

At UCLA, immediately after the onset of the invasion, professors gave extra credit to students for attending a “teach-in” pushing anti-Israel propaganda. In New York, the president of NYU’s Student Bar Association wrote that “Israel bears full responsibility for this tremendous loss of life.”

In tune with the regnant campus zeitgeist, 34 student groups at Harvard pledged their support to Hamas. At Columbia, 20 campus groups signed a statement “condoning and justifying Hamas’s atrocities against Jews,” describing the wholesale slaughter of infants and children and the rape of women as “resistance,” all the while blaming Israel and America for the violence.

At UC-Berkeley, a statement from Bears for Palestine signed by 25 on-and-off campus organizations, brazenly declared their support for the slaughter of the Jews. “We invariably reject Israel’s framing as a victim,” said the statement which also argued that “[O]ur people’s freedom will not be attainable without revolution,” adding, “We support the resistance, we support the liberation movement, and we indisputably support the Uprising.”

Sadly, activity on campuses isn’t limited to groups issuing statements. At the University of Pennsylvania, dozens of flyers depicting the names and faces of the victims that Hamas kidnapped were torn down around campus shortly after being put up. At Drexel University in Philadelphia, an assailant set a Jewish student’s dorm room door on fire. A Jewish student was beaten at Columbia, and Jewish students at Cooper Union had to take shelter in a library to escape a mob chanting, “Free Palestine!” And a student at Cornell threatened to shoot, stab, rape, and slit the throats of his Jewish classmates, prompting classes to be canceled.

There are many things we can do to mitigate the rising tide of Jew-hatred – and all the other kinds of bilge that proliferate in our colleges these days. First, wealthy people must stop giving money to colleges that engage in Jew-hatred proliferation and other forms of extremism, and this is indeed happening. Fox News reports,“Billionaires are pulling back on donations to leading Ivy League colleges amid allegations of antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment that have become more visible in the wake of Hamas’ terror attack on Israel.”

Additionally – and this is no easy task – we must get the government out of funding private colleges. (The same crowd that reviles public money going to private schools on the K-12 level in the form of vouchers seems to have no problem with government money flowing into private colleges.) At this time, there are about 4,000 for-profit colleges in the U.S., and they receive the great majority of federal donations for higher education – which is about $201 billion. In fact, there are only 22 colleges in the country that refuse any public funds.

The government should also get out of the student loan business. At this time, the student loan nut is a staggering $1.75 trillion, about 92% of which comes from the feds.

Parents must do their share by not sending their children to a K-12 school or college that subsidizes Jew-hatredJew-hatred. Unless your kid absolutely needs a college degree for a chosen career, let them skip the indoctrination-centric universities and join an apprentice program. At this time, the number of apprentices registered with the Department of Labor has surpassed 607,000, which is more than double the number that existed in 2013.

Teachers can do their share by not teaching any curricula that are anti-Jewish or bigoted toward any other group, for that matter. They also should quit their union – like the one in Oakland – if it is openly bigoted against Jews.

While the deaths of 1,400 people is a devastating tragedy, if we don’t learn from our mistakes, we will be doomed to ongoing savagery. Please think about what you can do to stanch the ugliness that is festering in our midst.

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Larry Sand, a former classroom teacher, is the president of the non-profit California Teachers Empowerment Network – a non-partisan, non-political group dedicated to providing teachers and the general public with reliable and balanced information about professional affiliations and positions on educational issues. The views presented here are strictly his own.

HITLER’S ‘Mein Kampf’ Found In Hamas Hideout

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/mein-kampf-found-in-hamas-hideout;

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Well, what was the world expecting to find? Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”? Or Dr. Seuss’ “Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose”? What else would Hamas killers be reading for inspiration than that book “for antisemites of all ages,” Adolf Hitler’s riveting and raving tale, Mein Kampf?

Let’s not forget that Hitler and the Arabs who now call themselves Palestinians go way back. It was the leader of the Palestinian Arabs, Hajj Amin al Husseini, who met with Hitler in 1941 and told him how much he admired Nazi Germany for its war against the Jews and offered to help the Nazi war effort. He, in fact, did so in two ways. First, he broadcast to Muslims in North Africa and the Middle East, urging them to rise up against their British and French colonial masters, and to support Germany in its titanic struggle with “the British, the Communists, and the Jews.” Second, Hajj Amin al Husseini was responsible for raising a division of Bosnian Muslims (with a few Croatians in the mix), known as the 13th Mountain Division of the S.S. Hajj Amin al Husseini spent the war years in Germany, where both Himmler and Eichmann befriended him. It is said that one of these friends took him to Auschwitz for a sightseeing tour; Amin al Husseini was delighted with what he saw, suitably impressed with German efficiency in carrying out the Final Solution.

After World War II, the Nazi-Arab connection continued. Many Nazi war criminals fled to Egypt and Syria. There was Johannes von Leer, a member of the Waffen SS, who, even in those circles, stood out as a fanatical antisemite. He was one of the most important ideologues of the Third Reich, serving as a high-ranking propaganda ministry official. After the war, he spent five years in Italy, then a few years in Argentina, before finally settling for good in Egypt, where he converted to Islam, changing his name to Omar Amin, and served for two decades in the Egyptian Information Department, in spreading anti-Israel propaganda. He was also an advisor to Gamal Abdel Nasser. He became friendly with Hajj Amin al Husseini, who had managed to escape being tried by the Allies as a war criminal by fleeing to Egypt.

Another Nazi war criminal given refuge in Nasser’s Egypt was Aribert Heim, known as “Dr. Death” for the gruesome, deadly experiments he carried out on Jewish prisoners. Less well known than Dr. Mengele, he managed to flee from Germany after the war, and eventually, in the early 1960s, settled in Cairo, where he lived a quiet life. Many Nazis in Egypt ended up being involved in anti-Israel propaganda, or helped in the production of new weapons; it is not known what tasks Heim may have performed for the Egyptian government. Like so many Nazi war criminals living in Arab lands, he converted to Islam, trading one antisemitic fanaticism for another.

Heim bought sweets for friends from a famed confectionery, and he was known for playing ping-pong and taking long walks for exercise, said Egyptians who knew him. No doubt he was regarded as a “sweet old man.” After all, besides buying sweets for friends, he hated Jews, and he had converted to Islam. What more could any Egyptian ask of him?

The only hint of his past — besides a constant refusal to be photographed — was the personal “research” that he wrote, purporting to prove that the Jews of Israel are not true Semites, according to the son of Heim’s Egyptian dentist, who saw the paper. Heim argued, as other antisemites have subsequently done, that those people who claimed to be descendants of the Jews who once occupied what became the modern state of Israel were not Jews at all, but descendants of the tribe of Khazars from Central Asia, and thus had no legitimate claim to the land they now inhabited.

Another Nazi war criminal who ended up in Egypt after the war was Colonel Leopold Gleim, an SS Startenführer in Warsaw. He was for a time head of the Gestapo’s Department for Jewish Affairs in Poland. After the war, he went to Egypt, converted to Islam, took the name of Ali al-Nahar, and served with the Egyptian state security services, teaching them the methods of interrogation and torture used by the Gestapo.

There were hundreds of other Nazi war criminals, not quite at the level of Johannes van Leer, Leopold Gleim, and Aribert Heim, who found refuge, and government employment, in Egypt after the war. More on those Nazis who ended up quite happily in Egypt, where they found employment in the propaganda ministry or in the security services, can be found here.

The notorious Doctor Hans Eisele of the concentration camp at Buchenwald fled to Cairo, where he lived openly under his real name. German courts asked for his extradition, but Cairo refused. Dr. Eisele, who had committed terrible crimes in Buchenwald, continued his work as a doctor in Cairo until his death.

One of the chief aides of Adolf Eichmann was Alois Brunner. Eichmann had sent him to Czechoslovakia and Greece to help impose the Final Solution in those countries. For years he lived in Syria and Egypt. He was wanted by Austria, the USSR, and Hungary. He first found refuge in Cairo, working for its security services, and then moved to Syria, where he worked with the secret police. Franz Abromeit, another aide of Adolf Eichmann in Hungary and Theresienstadt, accused of murder, lived contentedly in Cairo for many years. The Arabs understandably regarded him as their friend. Hans Appier worked in the Goebbels Ministry. After the war, he fled to Spain. From 1956 on he lived in Cairo. He became a Moslem, assumed the name of Salah Chaffer, and worked in Egypt’s Propaganda Ministry. The former Gestapo man, Franz Bartel, once wanted by Poland, worked from 1954 until his death for the Jewish Section in Egypt’s Propaganda Ministry. He is believed to have converted to Islam. He was known as El Hussein. Former SS-Standartenführer Baumann, who took part in the liquidation of the Ghetto in Warsaw, lived for decades in Egypt. He worked first for the Egyptian War Ministry. Later he became an instructor for the Palestine Liberation Organization. Hans Becher worked in the Jewish Section of the Gestapo in Vienna. In 1950 he moved to Alexandria and worked in the Egyptian police until his death.

Former Sturmbannführer Bernhard Bender was a member of the Gestapo in Warsaw. After the war, he became an adviser to the political section of the police in Cairo where he went by the name of Ben Salem. Bender helped Dr. Hans Eisele to open his practice in Egypt. Former SS officer Werner Birgel came from East Germany to Egypt. He became known as El Gamin — a possible convert to Islam — and worked in the Egyptian Propaganda Ministry. SS -Untersturmführer Wilhelm Bockler participated in the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto. He lived in Egypt from 1949 on and worked in the Israel Department of the Egyptian Information Service. He, like most of the others who fled to Egypt, was on the Nazi-criminal wanted list of many East European countries. Cairo Propaganda Aide SS-Sturmbannfüuhrer Bollmann was sought by the Prague government as a war criminal. In 1948 he moved to Cairo and worked as an adviser to Egypt s Propaganda Ministry. Former SS-Untersturmführer Wilhelm Borner became a Moslem and called himself Ben Kashir. He worked in the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior and then transferred his skills to the Palestinian Liberation Army. Franz Buensche learned his job with Goebbels and Streicher. He moved to Alexandria in1949 where he wrote anti-Israel propaganda booklets for the Egyptian government. Former SS-Obersturmführer Erich Bunzel, who worked in Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry, after the war moved to Cairo, where he worked in the Israel section of Egypt’s Propaganda Ministry. Former SS Standartenführer Erwin Fleiss, responsible for many crimes against Jews in Austria, lived in Port Said as an advisor to Egypt’s police and called himself Ahmed Sadat. He is believed to have converted to Islam. SS-General Leopold Gleim, wanted for crimes he committed in Poland, lived in Cairo and worked for the Egyptian Secret Service. He too converted to Islam and took the name Ali el Macher. Another Nazi resident of Egypt was El Hadj, alias Louis Heiden, who translated Hitler’s Mein Kampf into Arabic. The Israeli army found copies of this translation in the Sinai Desert during the Six-Day War, just as it found a copy in a Hamas outpost in Gaza. The former Hitler-Youth leader, Karl Luder, participated in crimes against the Jews in Poland. For years he worked for Egypt’s War Ministry. The former Gestapo chief of Katowice, SS-General Dr. Rudolf Mildner, lived for years in Egypt, working for the security services.

These are just a handful of the many Nazi war criminals who lived in Egypt, many of them working for the security services. Syria also provided a haven for Nazis. The most famous was Alois Brunner, who was Adolf Eichmann’s right-hand man in implementing the Final Solution. He arrived In Syria in the 1950s and was granted asylum, a generous salary, and protection by the ruling Ba’ath Party in exchange for his advice on effective torture and interrogation techniques used by the Germans in World War II. He died in 2001.

Fritz Stangl, who ran the Treblinka death camp, after the war fled to Syria, where he lived for a few years, quite comfortably, before moving to Brazil, where there was also a thriving community of Nazi war criminals, including Dr. Mengele. The former Nazi minister to East European countries during the war, Franz Rademacher, responsible for the murder of thousands of Jews, lived in Syria under his real name. Those are just three of the Nazi war criminals who after the war found refuge in Syria; there are so many more. And many of them, both in Egypt and Syria, converted to Islam, another fanatical faith.

Many Arabs, beginning with Hajj Amin el Husseini, looked sympathetically at the Nazi war criminals who were, after all, engaged in the same fight as they against “international Jewry.” And that is why so many of those war criminals found refuge, employment, and respect, in Egypt and Syria. No one should be surprised that Hamas operatives in Gaza have been reading Mein Kampf. It would be surprising if they were not.

Glorifying Hamas and Teaching Palestinians’ Blood Libel to Children

What many UN and US teachers have in common.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/glorifying-hamas-and-teaching-palestinians-blood-libel-to-children/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

[Make sure to read Joseph Klein’s contributions in Jamie Glazov’s new book: Barack Obama’s True Legacy: How He Transformed America.]

Members of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) teaching and administrative staff celebrated Hamas’ massacre of 1400 Israelis and abductions on October 7th. UN Watch, a human rights organization that monitors the United Nations’ compliance with the principles of its own Charter, has just issued a blistering report exposing this scandalous endorsement of the actions of genocidal terrorists

For example, an UNRWA principal, Iman Hassan, praised the massacre for “restoring rights” and “redressing” Palestinian “grievances.”

An UNRWA teacher, Osama Ahmad, posted, “Allah is Great, Allah is Great, reality surpasses our wildest dreams” on the morning of October 7th as news of the genocidal attacks was spreading,

An UNRWA English teacher, Asmaa Rafiq Kuheil, posted, “7th, October, 2023! Sculpture the date!” To make sure that nobody missed the point, this Hamas supporter added a heart emoji to his post.

Another UNRWA English teacher, Mohammed A. Adwan, justified Hamas’ deliberate slaughter of the most Jews on a single day since the Holocaust as “resistance, regaining our rights and defending our land.” He propagated the blood libel that Israeli Jews are European colonizers who “occupy” the Palestinians’ homes and “displace our ancestors with massacres.” According to this false victimhood narrative, the Jewish people who live in Israel today have no historical connection to the land of Israel, the Jewish homeland where Jews have lived continuously for nearly 4000 years. This false narrative also castigates the Jewish inhabitants as white European “colonialists” – a racist accusation that ignores Israel’s actual demographics. A higher percentage of Israeli Jews today are categorized as Mizrahi (descendants of African and Middle Eastern Jews) than Ashkenazi (descendants of European Jews). Mizrahim, who were welcomed to reside in Israel and became Israeli citizens, were often fleeing the persecution of Jews in the Arab lands where their families had lived for centuries. Arab countries, on the other hand, have been far less hospitable to so-called Palestinian “refugees.”

Mohammed Al-Shaikh Ali, who has identified himself as an UNRWA employee, posted an ominous warning on October 10th to any Gazans thinking of escaping Gaza to Egypt: “Anyone who talks about taking refuge in Sinai is a traitor, and such people, along with anyone who tries to flee to the south, should be treated the way we ought to treat traitors.”

An UNRWA Gaza psychological school counselor, Niveen Afana, posted her prayer the day after Hamas’ savage attacks on Israeli civilians: “Allah, have mercy on our martyrs, heal our wounded, free our prisoners, strengthen our mujahideen (holy warriors), and grant them victory over the unbelievers.”

These examples and others that UN Watch’s report describes of UNRWA staff’s hate speech, blood libel against Jews, and support for the Hamas terrorists are sickening but not unexpected, given UNRWA’s anti-Semitic track record. But this evil phenomenon is spreading throughout the world, including across America.

Even in New York City, home to the largest Jewish community in the world outside of Israel, public school teachers are spouting the same hate speech and demonization of Israel as the pro-Hamas UNRWA teachers do.

A Manhattan pre-K teacher, Siriana Abboud, for example, “offers social-media guides on how to talk to 4-year-olds about ‘land theft, displacement, and ethnic cleansing,’” the New York Post reported. “She proselytized online that ‘teaching can never be radical or revolutionary, so long as you deny the ongoing and violent colonization of Palestine by Zionism’ and that early education can be a ‘tool for liberation.’” Abboud called Israel a “fascist ethnostate.”

New York’s Department of Education rewarded Ms. Abboud earlier this year with the Big Apple Award for 2023-2024 as a “liberation-inspired educator” who advocates “global consciousness.” The only “consciousness” she possesses is her hatred of Jews. The award entitles this anti-Semite to engage with the School Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Council where she will have the opportunity to advocate for incorporating her blood libel against the Jewish State of Israel in citywide education policies and programs.

Ms. Abboud should not be anywhere near pre-K children with her poisonous ideas, let alone be in a position to influence any citywide education policies and programs. She should be required to forfeit her award and be kicked out of the School Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Council.

A Gotham Tech High School teacher, Mohammad Jehad Ahmad, denounced New York City’s Department of Education for distributing to the city’s teachers some sources of information it recommended for use in classroom discussions on the Israel-Hamas war. Ahmad claimed the Department was distributing “Zionist propaganda” even though the Department of Education referenced some websites that are heavily biased against Israel.

Mr. Ahmad called New York City Chancellor David Banks a “white supremacist, imperialist scumbag” for daring to condemn Hamas’ October 7th terrorist attacks. Ahmad praised Hamas’ dastardly massacre of young people at a music peace festival and Hamas’ slaughter of families, young children, and even babies as “a successful military campaign.”

Ahmad also wrote on X: “So-called ‘Israel’ is a settler colony that was invented and only continues to exist through terrorism, dispossession, ethnic cleansing, and ongoing incremental genocide.” And he displayed a pro-Hamas paraglider photo online.

“How can Jews feel safe in Mohammad’s classroom?” Justin Spiro, a New York City school social worker, asked. They can’t. This pro-Hamas Jew hater does not belong anywhere near a classroom, but he is counting on his teachers’ union to protect him.

New York City school teachers, staff, and students walked out of the city’s schools to participate in a pro-Palestinian rally on November 9th, in concert with a nationwide “Shut it down for Palestine” protest. The Palestinian Youth Movement, the National Students for Justice in Palestine, the ANSWER Coalition, the People’s Forum, and the International Peoples’ Assembly were the organizers of the nationwide walkouts. Their stated purpose was to “keep building momentum and increase the pressure with more marches, walk-outs, sit-ins, and other forms of direct action directed at the political offices, businesses, and workplaces that fund, invest, and collaborate with Israeli genocide and occupation.”

New York City public school teachers participating in the walkout ignored Chancellor David Banks’ warning that “When speech and action — even on one’s personal time — undermines the mission or core functions of NYCPS [New York City Public Schools], we will review and take appropriate action on a case-by-case basis.” He made it clear in his e-mail to teachers and staff that even out-of-school political activity can violate city rules if it “disrupts … the school environment.”

In this case, New York City teachers walked out of school during their working hours, along with students and staff, to incite hate against Israel with their scurrilous accusation that Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinian people. By their actions, they have contributed to creating a more hostile “school environment” for Jewish students who are pro-Israel. The teachers especially deserve punishment for shirking their educational responsibilities to spread hate.

In Massachusetts, a school superintendent sent an e-mail just days after the Hamas massacre to teachers in her district directing them to a site that states: “Contrary to the standard mythology, especially in Israel, Israeli terrorism has been significantly worse than that of the Palestinians.”

On the Left Coast, the Oakland Education Association responded to the October 7th terrorist attack and aftermath by condemning Israel. This union accused Israel of maintaining a “75-year-long illegal military occupation of Palestine” and espousing “genocidal rhetoric and policies against the people of Palestine.”

The Oakland Education Association recommended to its members that they should use the “Teach Palestine” website as a resource. This website points to several examples of lessons for teachers to use in brainwashing their students with pro-Palestinian propaganda.

In one example, a third-grade teacher describes how she coaches her students to believe the false narrative that Israel was created as “a European colony” resulting in the forcible removal of “750,000 Palestinians from their homes and lands.” This teacher indoctrinates her students to view the Palestinians’ experience as equivalent to the Native Americans’ loss of land in the United States.

The third-grade teacher says not a word to her students about the continuous presence of Jews in their historic homeland for nearly 4000 years because such a fact would contradict her colonization fabrication. She skips over the fact that the Arabs rejected the opportunity for the Palestinians to have an independent state of their own in 1948, as well as the Palestinian leadership’s rejection of Israel’s generous land for peace offers several times since. She omits any mention of Hamas’ declared mission to destroy Israel altogether and kill as many Jews as possible.

The pro-Hamas teachers are stuck in their own web of lies and vicious slurs with their attempts to rationalize, even celebrate, Hamas’ savagery. They are complicit in egging on the Palestinian terrorists to conduct more vicious attacks against Israeli civilian women, children, infants, and the elderly in what a Hamas media adviser said will hopefully become a “permanent” state of war.

The IRS Refuses to Act Against a Hamas Nonprofit

Islamic terror groups should not be subsidized by taxpayers.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/the-irs-refuses-to-act-against-a-hamas-nonprofit/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

[Make sure to read Daniel Greenfield’s contributions in Jamie Glazov’s new book: Barack Obama’s True Legacy: How He Transformed America.]

It has been 5 years since journalists warned that an anti-Israel nonprofit was lending its tax-exempt status to a BDS group whose coalition included Hamas and other terror groups.

Since that time the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) has held on to its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. USCPR’s response to the brutal Hamas butchery of entire families, the rapes, and the abductions of children was to state that the “Palestinian people have the right to defend their homeland from Israel” and to retweet messages describing the horrors as a “response” to Israeli oppression and bragging that “Gaza just broke out of prison”.

USCPR, which calls itself the Education for Just Peace in the Middle East in tax documents, had previously been exposed as the “fiscal sponsor” for the Palestinian BDS National Committee which means that when someone donates money to the BDS umbrella group, it uses USCPR’s nonprofit status to make it a charitable tax-deductible donation.

The BDS National Committee referred to the Hamas atrocities as the “resistance of the oppressed” and the “powerful armed reaction of the oppressed Palestinians in Gaza.”

The BDS National Committee’s general coordinator had previously expressed support for Hamas terrorism which is not surprising since the BDS National Committee’s members include a coalition of Islamic terrorist organizations known as the Council of National and Islamic Forces in Palestine.

That includes Hamas.

The Jihadist council features Hamas along with Islamic Jihad, the PFLP, and two other terror groups banned by the United States. This terror coalition was the first to sign the call for BDS.

USCPR had previously lost its fundraising account over the Hamas connection, but not its nonprofit status. Both USCPR and the BDS National Committee have defended the horrors committed by Hamas as legitimate. But while many Islamic and allied nonprofits have done as much, the BDS National Committee is unique in its connection to a Hamas-backed organization.

It’s also unique in that the BDS network has been the subject of multiple campaigns to bring this to the attention of the United States government. In 2021, Rep. Burchett expressed concern that money raised on ActBlue by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, part of the BDS National Committee, could be “directed to foreign terror organizations” because of the “ties with foreign terrorist groups such as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.”

After the Hamas mass killings in Israel, the Hilton Houston Post Oak hotel canceled USCPR’s “Seize the Moment US Campaign for Palestinian Rights National Conference” gala, stating that it “cannot serve as the venue for this event because of the potential risks.” Gov. Abbott tweeted that, “Hilton Hotels in Houston was correct to pull the plug on the U.S. Campaign for Palestine Rights event hosted by Hamas supporters. Texas has no room for hate & antisemitism like that supported by Hamas. No location in Texas should host or sponsor USCPR.”

The IRS clearly does not agree. And so USCPR retains the tax-exempt status that it’s held since 2005. Over that time, the pro-terror group has taken in millions of dollars, including $1.5 million in 2021 alone, and over $1 million in 2020, 2019, and 2018. It also received over half a million dollars from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund which funds much of the anti-Israel Left. And  $450,000 from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. It’s unknown how much money the BDS National Committee may have received by utilizing USCPR’s sponsorship.

USCPR and the BDS National Committee are deeply integrated organizations. A lawsuit by terror victims noted that “Nasser Barghouti, the brother of BNC founder and Secretariat member, Omar Barghouti, is USCPR’s Treasurer and member of USCPR’s steering committee.”  Omar Barghouti stated that USCPR “is simply the BNC’s most important strategic ally and partner in the U.S.”

Omar Barghouti, a founder of the BDS movement, has called for the destruction of Israel and endorsed terrorism against Israel. The Barghouti clan includes top Hamas terrorists including a Hamas leader also named Omar Barghouti, now dead, several of whom have carried out attacks on Israelis including the mass shooting at a bus stop in 2018 whose victims included a pregnant woman, as well as Marwan Barghouti, a top Palestinian Authority terror leader responsible for multiple massacres and who is serving five life sentences in Israeli prison.

USCPR and the BDS National Committee are not the only examples of terror-linked groups that enjoy nonprofit status. The David Horowitz Freedom Center had previously profiled Samidoun, which was banned in Israel as a terrorist front group, and was recently banned in Germany after handing out candy in Berlin to celebrate the Hamas atrocities of October 7.

“Holding spontaneous ‘jubilant celebrations’ here in Germany in response to Hamas’s terrible terrorist attacks against Israel demonstrates Samidoun’s antisemitic, inhuman worldview in a particularly sickening way,” German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser stated.

Samidoun was too sickening for Germany, but not for the IRS to let it function as a charity.

In the United States, Samidoun celebrated the Hamas butchery on social media, boasting that “the resistance” is “seizing occupation settlers” and urged support for the “resistance”.

The terror front group was linked to pro-Hamas rallies. Even the Ford Foundation, the New Venture Fund, and a number of other major leftist donors announced that they would stop directing money to Samidoun’s fiscal sponsor, the Alliance for Global Justice, which also sponsors some BLM groups. However, the IRS has still refused to act against Samidoun. And so Samidoun assures donors that they can make a “US tax-deductible donation today, and donate safely and securely from around the world.” This would not be possible without the IRS.

As the David Horowitz Freedom Center has documented in our ongoing project, Internal Radical Service, the failure of the IRS to enforce the laws against leftist nonprofits has wrecked cities, cost lives, and spurred the illegal invasion of our borders. The next step is up to Congress.

Islamic terror groups should not be subsidized by taxpayer-backed donations.

Terror nonprofits are exploiting loopholes and IRS complicity to promote banned terror groups. Hamas should not be a charity. Congress can close the ‘terror loophole’ in the tax code.

And that will make America and the world safer.

Maryanne Trump Barry, Donald Trump’s Older Sister, Dies At 86

Donald Trump (L) is pictured with his sister Maryanne Trump Barry. (Photo by ED Jones/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
11:44 AM – Monday, November 13, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/maryanne-trump-barry-donald-trumps-older-sister-dies-at-86/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Insider sources say that Maryanne Trump Barry, a former federal judge and the older sister of former President Donald Trump, has passed away at 86.

According to ABC News, she was found in her Fifth Avenue apartment at around four in the morning. There were no indications of trauma or malevolence.

The sources also added that emergency personnel had attended to a call from “a person experiencing cardiac arrest.”

Up until her retirement in 2019, Barry served as a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan appointed her to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Later, in 1999, then-President Bill Clinton nominated her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Barry retired around the same time that a probe commenced into possible misconduct over her father’s and siblings’ allegedly illicit tax and financial activities. However, the investigation ended without a conclusion when she retired in February 2019.

Now, three out of the four siblings of former President Trump have passed away. His youngest brother, Robert Trump, passed away in August 2020 at the age of 71. In September 1981, Fred Trump Jr., at just 42 years old, passed away after a heart attack.

When Mary Trump, the former president’s niece, revealed in her book and made public audio recordings of her aunt Maryanne criticizing her younger brother, the connection between the former president and his eldest sister deteriorated towards the end of Trump’s administration.

However, sources told ABC News that the siblings had been working to make things right and had even seen each other as recently as last summer at Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey, club.

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