A Star of David, “Psalms 139: 21-24,” and "Destruction of Amalek" were spray-painted on the home's fence and a knife with an envelope containing a threatening letter were found at the scene. The letter reportedly reads, "a Jew whose hands are bloody resides in your street. This Jew has received a severe warning."
Three months after Eritrean asylum seeker Haftom Zarhum was killed in Beersheba’s bus station by a Bedouin security guard, members of Israel’s security services, and a Jewish mob – all of whom allegedly mistook him for a terrorist – newly-obtained security camera footage shows Zarhum lay critically wounded on the floor and gasping for breath for 18 minutes without being helped by Magen David Adom, Israel’s version of the Red Cross, even though Magen David Adom was at the scene 10 minutes before Zarhum was shot and beaten.
"In the history books about King Herod, it is written that, at the time, he and his soldiers tried to enter the tombs of King David and a heavenly fire consumed them. How is it that there is no protest? This is a scandal and a disgrace to dig among the tombs of the Davidic kings. There is a hidden hand here that is trying to hide it all - maybe someone is trying to win favors with the Christians."
"…The first inclination of many observers is to label young people who seek out nativist causes like ISIS or the Hilltop Youth as “crazy,” “lunatics,” or “hormone-laden kids.” But behind this perceived lunacy is a certain philosophy, or a general tendency, that we can trace back to leaders who either taught fundamentalist and nativist philosophies or whose teachings have been interpreted to support violence and terror. One such leader affiliates with the Chabad movement in Israel. His name is Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, and many Hilltop Youth attended the yeshiva Od Yosef Chai [which he founded and] where he serves as president…”
Over the last three years, police have opened a total of 1,562 investigations into right-wing price-tag hate crime attacks. But only 287 indictments – under 18% – have been filed in those cases. Almost 40% of those cases – 566 – were closed because police supposedly could not solve them. 275 others were closed due to “insufficient evidence.” And most tellingly, 105 of these Jewish hate crime cases were closed because of a lack of “public interest.” That supposed lack of interest is determined by police and prosecutors and is not subject to any reliable third party review.
An 18-year-old Jewish alleged extremist from Ma’aleh Adumim, a moderate West Bank Jewish settlement just outside Jerusalem, was released to house arrest from from administrative detention, where he was held by the Shin Bet in connection with a church hate crime arson. Two minors confessed to the crime several days ago.
Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi (also spelled "Mizrahi") claimed fewer than 1 million actual Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. He retracted that claim after being confronted with evidence. But that isn't Mizrachi's only controversial statement by far. Take, for example, what he says about African-Americans.
Bnei Brak’s Ashkenazi haredi mayor, Chanoch Zeibert, repeatedly refused to intervene on behalf of the Sefardi girl, despite clear High Court of Justice rulings against such ethnic discrimination. Zeibert’s refusals prompted Education Ministry Director-General Michal Cohen to send a harshly worded letter to him warning that the school’s funding will be completely cut off unless the Sefardi girl is admitted immediately.
The five were also indicted for the hate crime attempted arson of a Palestinian taxi in the West Bank village of Yasuf, setting fire to a grain silo in the West Bank village of Akraba, two instances of tire-slashing in the Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa, an assault on a Palestinian shepherd near the West Bank settlement of Kochav Hashahar, and even more acts of violence against Palestinians.
After the arson-murders, Ben-Uliel and his wife and 1-year-old daughter reportedly moved to Jerusalem and became, so they told friends, followers of Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Breslov hasidic movement, Shuvu Banim. Berland has been on a more than two-year flight from justice, running from country to country to avoid deportation and extradition to Israel, where he is wanted for questioning in the rapes and sexual abuse of several young female followers, most of whom were married at the time of their alleged assault, and at least one of whom was a minor at the time the alleged sex assault took place.
The soldier is seen on a video from the wedding celebrating the arson-murder of a West Bank Palestinian baby and the baby’s sleeping parents. Revelers danced to Dov Shurin’s racist song Zochreini Na and waved machine guns, knives and a mock Molotov cocktail in the air which they lit and used to burn a photo of the murdered baby – but not before they took their turns stabbing and slashing the photo with their knives.
Hamas in Gaza banned New Year celebrations because "celebrating the new year contradicts the instructions of Islamic religion. It's a Western custom that we don't accept in Gaza." A similar line of reasoning was used this week by a leading moderate Zionist Orthodox rabbi to do almost exactly the same thing.
Israel's kosher fraud law gives the Chief Rabbinate a monopoly over kosher food supervision in the country, but only allows the Chief Rabbinate to supervise food – not ideology or religious tolerance. But for years until it was brought to the attention of the High Court of Justice, in practice the Chief Rabbinate threatened to yank the kosher supervision from any hotel or restaurant that had a Christmas tree displayed for non-Jewish guests or hosted Christmas parties for them. But even though the Chief Rabbinate promised the High Court of Justice it would stop doing this, a new investigation reportedly shows that the haredi controlled Chief Rabbinate now uses its local affiliates around the country to continue the illegal bans.
The Hilltop Youth aren't just teenage boys with large knitted kippot (skullcaps) and extremely long peyos (sidecurls), they're also those youths' sisters and girlfriends. One of them is the bride at whose wedding the Hilltop Youth danced their notorious dance celebrating the arson-murders of a palestinian baby and his sleeping parents. Here is a profile of those female wannabe terrorists.
Israel's Zionist Orthodox Jews overwhelmingly believe the Douma (Duma) arson-murders of a Palestinian baby and his sleeping parents is being misused to attack the Zionist Orthodox community, and more than a third believe the arson-murders was carried out by Palestinians, not Zionist Orthodox Hilltop Youth settlers.
Dov Shurin singing the racist pro-Jewish-terrorist song he composed, Zochreini Na, in Chabad's main synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York on March 21, 2012. Note that Shurin sings the biblical verse his music was composed to with one word changed. The biblical verse talks about killing Philistines, but Shurin sings about killing Palestinians. Zochreini Na is the song that the Hilltop Youth were dancing to as at a wedding they celebrated, with machine guns and knives waved in the air, the arson-murders of a Palestinian baby and his parents in a Jewish terror attack in the West Bank Palestinian village of Douma (Duma).
Of the three alleged Jewish terrorists detained by the Shin Bet in connection with the Douma arson-murders, two of them are sons of mainstream Zionist Orthodox rabbis who are respected in the Zionist Orthodox community. One of the rabbis leads a pre-military Zionist Orthodox Yeshiva course. The other heads a widely known Zionist Orthodox organization.
"…Since the 'wedding of hate' was broadcast, pundits have been labelling the dancers 'JudeoDaesh' [Judeo-ISIS] and apologists have been explaining how they’re basically poor deluded dropouts who found a home on the hilltops and have been radicalized by seeing their friends murdered in Palestinian terror attacks. Both approaches are disingenuous. This is not a freak mutation of Judaism or a symptom of a sociological problem. And while they are a minority on the fringes of both the political and religious spectra, they are still a part of mainstream Israeli society, a natural outcropping of our failure to recognize how the occupation of another nation has ultimately eaten away at out moral values. It’s much too easy to be shocked at these vile creatures from another world. [But] they’re not that far away.…"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly designated the fire as a terrorist attack, making the church ineligible to draw on insurance but paving the way for government compensation. Two months later, the Israeli Tax Authority declared that the violent event did not qualify as terrorism, and therefore could not receive government funding.
Rabbi Daniel Stavsky told the crowd before the horrific celebration dance took place that the Shin Bet and "Arabs" killed the baby and his parents, who were sleeping in their home in the Palestinian village of Douma (Duma) when firebombs were hurled through its windows. Radical Jewish settlers like those at the wedding did not kill the Palestinian family, Stavsky said, accusing the Shin Bet of intentionally implicating the Kahanists and Hilltop Settler Youth in order to destroy them– the same false claims made by the hard right-wing and Kahanists when Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a one of their own.
Israel’s Internal Security Agency, commonly known as the Shin Bet or the Shabak, said today that right-wing Jewish extremists and their supporters are using false claims of Shin Bet torture to distract attention from the reality of a Jewish terror group whose members are drawn from their midst and which seeks to violently overthrow the government and establish in its place a fundamentalist Jewish monarchy that would expel non-Jews from its borders.
Video of right-wing Zionist Orthodox West Bank settler yeshiva students dancing and rejoicing at the arson-murder – allegedly carried out by Jewish settlers – of an 18-month-old Palestinian baby and his parents in the Palestinian village of Douma (Duma) in July. The settlers are seen dancing, waving knives and even a molotov cocktail and machine guns at a wedding.
One of the more than one dozen hasidim, most believed to be Shomrim members, who attacked Taj Patterson in 2013 has had the charges against him dropped more than two years after the gang assault took place in a case Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson, who has become very close to Satmar since his election in 2013, seems to be unwill to bring to trial.
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The New York Times: "The legal conflict has revealed a deep tension within the Orthodox community that has been reported in the Jewish weekly press, and has been the almost exclusive topic of discussion on some Orthodox Jewish Web sites like failedmessiah.com and unorthodoxjew.blogspot.com in the months since Mr. Hikind brought up sexual abuse."
The New York Times: "In Postville, residents were dismayed by a report posted on a Jewish Web site, FailedMessiah.com, saying that Sholom Rubashkin held a celebration in Postville last week after he was released from detention on $1 million bail."
THE COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW: "[Jeff] Abbas passed the video to Shmarya Rosenberg, a blogger in St. Paul, Minnesota, who has provided some of the best coverage of the raid and its aftermath; a few days later, the video was referenced in The New York Times."
The Forward: Postville’s City Council initially voted to support the idea of a community benefits agreement, but later voted to withdraw support for such an agreement — a development first reported on the blog Failed Messiah.
Samuel Freedman in the Jerusalem Post: "[T]the scandal of Agriprocessors has been chronicled from Stephen Bloom's book Postville to Nathaniel Popper's investigative reports in the Forward to Julia Preston's coverage in The New York Times to the muckraking blogger FailedMessiah.com."
Religion In The News: "So authoritative has Rosenberg become that he is now regularly quoted by the Register; and his site has been referenced by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and both the Forward and the JTA."
Tablet Magazine: “If you’re Jewish and you were married five years ago, you have not confronted the problem that exists today,” Rosenberg says. “The problem is much worse for anyone who isn’t Orthodox. As the Haredi strength grows and their control grows, that’ll become clearer.”
Religion Dispatches: "The best collection of articles I’ve found can be perused at failedmessiah.com, the blog of Shmarya Rosenberg, who, with the perspective of insider turned disillusioned outsider, has been probing the nuances and hypocrisies of the ultra-Orthodox establishment since 2004."