What’s up HaNegev
This is Avi Snyder the Arvot Israeli Affairs Correspondent. Don’t forget to scroll down to see a cool video by Israeli photographer, Tal Oran.
So, what’s going on this week?
Recently, a Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament stated in a recent televised address, that the Palestinian Muslims MUST either subdue or massacre the Jews. Yunis Al-Astal (the member of the parliament) clearly stated that a long-lasting peace with “these infidels” is and will not be achievable. Al Astal continued his address by reading and pointing out scriptures in the Koran that state ‘gain mastery over them (the Jews) in a war, use them to disperse those who follow them that they may remember.” In other words, “this indicates that we must massacre them, in order to break them down and prevent them from sowing corruption in the world. Not only did he state this about the Jews but about Christians as well.
You can watch his address and read this article by clicking on the link below:
In More News:
Currently, some of the victims who have suffered from the Syrian civil war are being treated in Israel. These victims, call on Israel to go beyond their humanitarian aid and actively enter the war against Assad and his regime. One of these men who were wounded stated, “always thought of Israel as an enemy state” however, his view has changed after he was being provided medical care by the Jewish State. “Israel is a good country that saves our lives.”
Remember – these two stories need not be your only source of Israel knowledge for the week! Go to Israeli-English publications such as Haaretz.com or Jpost.com and stay updated on the goings-on in Eretz Yisrael.
Lastly, don’t forget to check out this awesome video by Tal Oran: