Parshat Terumah 5777: Man’s Intent, Will and Actions and The “Crown of a Good Name”

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parsha Terumah is being sponsored anonymously dedicated in memory of Shmuel Zainvel ben Baruch z”l. To the anonymous sponsor and family, blessings and many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua.

Please forward to your relatives and friends and encourage them to sponsor a Parshat HaShevua. And please be in contact with me with any questions, or for further details. [...]  Click here to read more.

Amona and the “Regulation Law”: Another Yassamnik Expulsion!

Yassamnikim entering Amona

As the cruel, merciless Yassamnikim descend upon Amona, I read this AM where the “Regulation Law” passed 2nd and 3rd readings in committee, but will not be voted on until Monday, 6 February. By then, all of residents of Amona will have been displaced and their homes bulldozed and destroyed.

Thank You Bibi and Bennett! And don’t think for a second that President Trump is not watching this closely, having in mind his upcoming meeting with Bibi. The world is lookin’ at a bunch of Israeli political hypocrites who don’t believe in the Jews’ Divine-Given right to all of Eretz Yisrael with all their hearts, souls and beings.  [...]  Click here to read more.

NET ALERT: Jews of Hevron’s Beit HaShalom About to be Expelled by Yassamnikim??

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Beit HaShalom in a snow storm

This blog has received emails from at least a half dozen sources over the past half-hour indicating that the regime has sent Yassamnikim to expel the residents of Beit HaShalom despite the Court and despite 50 MKs.

Click here to read the Breaking Israel National News Report;

Expulsion in Hevron Feared; Jews Gather, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)

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Forces are said to be on their way to carry out a violent eviction of Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria – the second such action today. [...]  Click here to read more.

Police Brutality: Israel-Style

Policemen Convicted of Assaulting Detained Jewish Protester (6/2/2007 Israeljustice.com)

Click here for Related reports.

“‘Because of this [the trial] I was fired.’ [Police Officer] Naim said. ‘Do I owe you something,’ [Judge] Efrati responded. ‘I was a [police] investigations officer for 15 years and I was at demonstrations.'”

Full Text;

Two police officers have been convicted of severely beating a handcuffed Jewish teenager who had protested the government’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Amona-Gate: Six Missing Minutes of Police Briefing Footage

Six Minutes of Footage Missing In Video on Amona

Additional Coverage:

Police Suspected of Fabricating Evidence in Attack on Jews

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Six minutes of footage are missing in a video on a briefing of police officers that was belatedly turned over to the Israel Policy Center, the center’s director Yitzhak Klein said. “It appeared that the material was extracted from a larger body of material,” he said. “We requested the raw footage, but the police said that this is all the footage they have.” [...]  Click here to read more.

More Amona Police Brutality Complaints Filed …

3 Complaints Against Police for Amona Brutality

For Context, click here.

Full Text;

Chaim Cohen, representing a Yesha human rights organization, on Thursday submitted three complaints to Justice Minister Police Investigations Unit officials pertaining to brutality by police during the Amona expulsion.

Three youths allege police beat them without provocation or cause, with one stating he was treated in a hospital as a result of the force used against him.

Earlier in the month, a criminal indictment was handed down against mounted policeman David Edri after evidence gathered in the investigation supported claims that he used brutal force against innocent protestors without cause.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Reports of Filed Charges Against Police Begin Regarding Amona …

Policeman Indicted for Trampling Amona Protestor

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A mounted policeman was indicted in a Jerusalem court today for having purposely trampled a demonstrator at Amona two months ago.

Etzion himself says that he continued to feel pain for a full month after the incident. He told Arutz-7 that he is convinced that the attack was purposeful.

The Land of Israel legal forum said it has more evidence against other policemen regarding additional cases of police brutality at Amona.

 [...]  Click here to read more.

Amona Interim Report Issued: Olmert Regime Ministers Mofaz, Ezra –In Contempt[for Not Allowing Officers Involved in Operation to Testify]??

For more background on Amona, click here.

Knesset Commission on Amona Releases Interim Report

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The Knesset commission investigating the February events at Amona released its preliminary findings Tuesday. The report blames the political echelon and the police for the excessive violence used.

Planning of Amona Evacuation Seriously Flawed, Panel to Say

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The planning of the Amona operation was seriously flawed and there was no coordination between the evacuating forces, claims the parliamentary commission of inquiry into the violent evacuation of the West Bank outpost in its interim report, due for publication today at noon.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Olmert & Kadima: The Politics of Demonization …

The Demonization of the Fringe

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In his book Perfidy, while retelling the story of the trial of Dr. Rudolf Kastner in 1955, Ben Hecht records the testimony of Joel Brand, who was tasked with saving literally millions of Hungarian Jews from the ovens of the Holocaust. Amongst the tragedies that this testimony reveals is the devastating effect that can result from the marginalization of upright individuals who do not submit to foul policies of the establishment.

The calamity at Amona could only have been carried out after the general public in Eretz Yisroel and in America had been convinced, to the point of being brainwashed, of the unlawfulness of the “extreme-right-fanatical-fringe-element”, known as “settlers”.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Halutz, Ezra Seem Unable to Get Their Stories Straight …

Halutz Contradicts Ezra at Amona Investigation

Contradiction Between Testimonies of Ezra and Halutz

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“Chief of General Staff, Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz, appeared before the Amona investigative committee on Wednesday. ‘In no way did I understand that the Amona evacuation was similar to the Gaza evacuation,’ he said.”

“‘The Gaza evacuation was an operation conducted against legal settlements, while Amona was about enforcing the law and order against illegal construction. Therefore I see no room to compare the two events at their base level,’ said Halutz.”  [...]  Click here to read more.