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Debunking Holocaust Denial – The Fred Leuchter Report – #1

Posted By on May 5, 2019

Published on Apr 30, 2019

The Leuchter Report is junk science! His methods were flawed and his conclusionsare not supported by evidence. Normally I would say that people like him design experiments to get the results they wanted but I believe Leuchter was so incompetent that he unwittingly stacked the deck in his favour.---------------------------------------------------Support MylesPatreon: informationFRED LEUCHTER REPORT CHAMBER IS NOT A FAKE RAID SHELTERS VideosDebunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany - #1 The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany #2 overs byKing Crocoduck Hat Gaming Man Newquist Music by Michael 'Skitch' Schiciano by Dj Quads promoted by Audio Library #Auschwitz #Leuchter

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Holocaust denial? | Yahoo Answers

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Why would you want to write such a thing? There can be some disagreement on details, but there is endless evidence that it was more or less what historians say. I have visited Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps. Auschwitz (in 1992) was especially poignant, because they had no English tours (it is in Poland). I am fluent in German, and so we took a German tour. My husband and I were the only persons on it. The tour guide kept listening to my translation, and asked for some clarifications. She said she was trying to learn enough English so once more Americans cared enough to visit, she would be able to give them a tour in English. We were the first American tourists she had ever met.

Have you watched the films of the opening of the concentration camps that are readily available? Or the films made by the Germans to document their own crimes?

I have no personal reason to care. I am not Jewish, and none of my relatives went to concentration camps. My husband and I just care enough to witness history first hand. Unless you have done that, you may not understand how disrespectful to millions of dead people your choice of topic may sound.

I know this is not a direct answer to your question, but, indirectly, I hope I am helping you decide to write something a bit more realistic, and more destined to be a successful paper.

Later edit: I apologize if I misunderstood your point, but my understanding was that you did not want to examine why holocost deniers are wrong, but rather why they might be right, at least in part. That was the reason for my answer.

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California synagogue shooting suspect identified; 1 dead …

Posted By on May 3, 2019

A 19-year-old man armed with an assault-type rifle opened fire inside a Southern California synagogue on Saturday as worshipers prepared to celebrate the last day of Passover, killing a woman and injuring three others, authorities said.

An unidentified off-duty border patrol agent who was inside Chabad of Poway synagogue fired at the shooter identified later as John Earnest missing him, but striking his getaway vehicle, authorities said.

While in the vehicle, Earnest called 911 to report the shooting, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said. When an officer reached the man on a roadway, the suspect pulled over, jumped out of his car with his hands up and was immediately taken into custody, he added.


A girl and two men - including the rabbi -were wounded and transported to the hospital. They were said to be in stable condition.

San Diego County Sheriff's vehicles seen lined up outside of the Chabad of Poway Synagogue on Saturday in Poway, Calif. Several people were injured in a shooting at the synagogue.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

At a news conference later Saturday, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said FBI and homicide agents have interviewed Earnest and they are looking into his social media accounts.

He said they are investigating reports that the 19-year-old, who had no prior contact with law enforcement before Saturday, had written an anti-Jewish screed online.

Gore said they are trying to determine the validity of the manifesto. He said Earnest is also being investigated for a possible connection to arson that caused property damage at Dar-ul-Arqam mosque in Escondido last month. No injuries were reported in that fire.

In a later statement, the sheriff's department said they believe Earnest acted alone.

"The Sheriff's Department would like to assure our communities that there are no known threats to religious gatherings. We encourage our communities to continue with scheduled events and other activities as normal," the statement said.

President Trump and other elected officials decried what they called an anti-Semitic attack exactly six months since 11 people were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the deadliest assault on Jews in U.S. history.

Trump offered his sympathies Saturday, saying the shooting looked like a hate crime, and called it hard to believe.

Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the shooting at the Synagogue in Poway, California. God bless you all, Trump also tweeted. Suspect apprehended. Law enforcement did outstanding job. Thank you!

He then praised the off-duty patrol agent who shot at Earnest inside the synagogue.

Sincerest THANK YOU to our great Border Patrol Agent who stopped the shooter at the Synagogue in Poway, California, Trump wrote. He may have been off duty but his talents for Law Enforcement werent!

Sources told Fox News that the border patrol agent was a member of Chabad of Poway.

Minoo Anvari, a member of the synagogue, told media outlets that her husband was inside during the shooting. She said he called to tell her the shooter was shouting and cursing.

She called the shooting "unbelievable" in a peaceful and tight-knit community.

"We are strong; you can't break us," Anvari said.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom also weighed in on the shooting, tweeting his support for the city of Poway, which is about 20 miles north of San Diego.

No one should ever fear going to their place of worship, he said. Hate continues to fuel horrific and cowardly acts of violence across our state, country, and world. It must be called out. CA stands with Poway.


Likewise, Poway Mayor Steve Vaus at the news conference said this act of violence does not adequately portray the city.

"We always walk with our arms around each other and we will walk through this tragedy with our arms around each other," Vaus said. "Poway will stay strong and we will always be a community that cares for one another."

Fox News' Lucia Suarez Sang and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jewish Heritage Month –

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About Jewish Heritage MonthOn Feb. 23, 2012, the Ontariolegislature unanimously declared May as Jewish Heritage Month and on March 28,2018 the House of Commons passed a bill that designated May as Canadian JewishHeritage Month. Jewish Heritage Month is commemorated through various eventsthat acknowledge the many remarkable achievements and contributions made bymembers of the Jewish community. It also pays tribute to Ontario and Canadasrich Jewish culture, heritage and history. Below are events occurringthroughout the City of Vaughan during Jewish Heritage Month. May 1 to 7 Vaughan City Hall, AtriumJews: A Canadian Story in PicturesThe City of Vaughan, incollaboration with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, celebrates JewishHeritage Month with the launch of a pictographic display entitled Jews: A Canadian Story in Pictures. Thedisplay commemorates the history of Jewish life in Canada and includes earliestknown images of Jewish settlers. The exhibit also chronicles contributions madeby the Jewish community in the evolution of Canada as a country. The exhibitwill be on display in the main atrium at Vaughan City Hall from May 1 to 7.May 1 to31 Vaughan City Hall, second floorTheodor Herzl memorabilia

TheodorHerzl was born in Hungary in 1860 and died in Austria in 1904. Only the lasteight of the 44 years of his life were dedicated to the cause of the Jewishpeople. However, his dream, his vision, his effort and his sacrifice was theState of Israel. Herzl was thefounder of the politicalform of Zionism, a movement to establish a Jewish homeland. David Matlow is theowner of the worlds largest private collection of Herzl memorabilia and is theproducer of My Herzl, a 52-minute documentary by Israeli film maker EliTal-El. A partner at Goodmans LLP in Toronto, Matlow is reported to have the largest private collection anywhere ofHerzl memorabilia. It consists of postcards, autographs, household items thatinclude the Herzl-bearded likeness, jackknives, lamps, Chanukah menorahs,pieces of art and even bobblehead dolls. Showings of some of his items havebeen held in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. Matlow hopes that when seen in exhibitions, theHerzl items and their stories will teach North American Jews, young and old,about the Jewish state and its history.

Jewishceremonial art, also known as Judaica, refers to an array of objectsused by Jews for ritual purposes. Enhancing a mitzvah by adorning it with especially beautifulobjects is considered a praiseworthy way of honouring God's commandments andJudaism has a long tradition of commissioning ritual objects from craftspeopleand artists. A group of local Vaughan artists and crafters will beexhibiting and selling Judaica works and items as part of the celebrationsduring Jewish Heritage Month in Vaughan. Items on display will includephotograph works, Hebrew calligraphy, pottery, jewelry and paintings.

Communityvolunteer acknowledgement

Many Jewish Canadianscelebrate Israels independence on Yom Haatzmaut, which in 2019 begins atsunset on May 8 and continues to nightfall on May 9. It commemorates when DavidBen-Gurion, Israels first prime minister, publicly read Israels Declarationof Independence on May 14, 1948. The concept of a modern state of Israel datesto the ideas of Theodor Herzl, a Jewish man born on May 2, 1860, in Pest, nowpart of Budapest, Hungary. He campaigned for a Jewish state in the Middle Eastand was instrumental in setting up the Zionist Organization and organizing theFirst Zionist Congress, held in Basel, Switzerland in August 1897. Herzl diedon July 3, 1904. Following the atrocities committed against Jewish peopleand culture in Europe leading up to and during the Second World War, there werefurther calls for a Jewish state to be created.

The Consulate General ofIsrael and leaders of Vaughans Jewish community will lead the flag-raisingceremony at noon on Tuesday, May 7 at Vaughan City Hall. During the ceremony,there will be singing of the Canadian and Israeli national anthems.

During 2017, Canadas 150th anniversary, an inspired teamof Jewish Canadians set out to celebrate the country and the many contributionsof its Jewish citizens. The Canadian Jewish Experience (CJE) team created apanel exhibition entitled The Canadian Jewish Experience: ACelebration ofCanada that travelled from coast to coast, alongsidemany outreach activities and a website that further promotes ongoing discoveryand research.

The panel exhibit became a book and was published by Tovaand Jim Lynch to complement the display and was prepared by the CJE exhibitionteam, Tova and Jim Lynch, Victor Rabinovitch and Sandra Morton Weizman. Thebook is a record of the exhibition display and activities associated with itsjourney. Activities took place in all regions of Canada, at all levels ofgovernment from Parliament Hill to many city halls, including the City ofVaughan in 2018 which have been documented in the book with full-colourpictures of the event and presentations.

This years event will include the Netivot HaTorah DaySchool Choir from the co-educational orthodox elementary Bialik Hebrew DaySchool located in Thornhill. They organize a choir of students from Grade 1 to 5who energetically and musically share Jewish culture throughout the communityof Vaughan.

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Presidential Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage …

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President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

April 30, 2019




As we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, our Nation celebrates nearly 4,000 years of Jewish history and honors the numerous contributions of Jewish Americans to our country and the world. Rabbi Akiva, a great Jewish scholar, declared that a central principle of the Torah is to love thy neighbor as thyself. Jewish Americans have repeatedly demonstrated their dedication to this commandment, helping the downtrodden and pursue justice, sanctifying the name of God, and embodying the best of America.

During a Jewish wedding ceremony, it is customary for the newlywed couple to shatter a glass. This longstanding tradition commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and symbolizes that even during times of heightened joy, one should remember the painful losses Jews suffered throughout history. In the same way, all Americans bear a moral responsibility to stand alongside our Jewish communities and learn the lessons of tolerance that run through the tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people both long ago and, sadly, in recent times. Reflecting on these events steels our resolve that they never happen again.

Unconscionably, rates of anti-Semitic hate crimes have risen globally, and Jewish institutions have been vandalized and violently attacked. This past October, we mourned alongside our Jewish brothers and sisters following the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in which 11 worshippers were killed, making it the deadliest attack against Jews in American history. Then, on the sixth-month anniversary of that horrific attack and on the last day of Passover, we grieved as the Chabad of Poway Synagogue was the target of yet another act of anti-Semitic violence, in which one worshipper lost her life and three others were wounded. As Americans, we unequivocally condemn the pernicious, baseless hatred that is anti-Semitism.

Our American tradition compels us to reject the source of anti-Semitism. Following the Revolutionary War, the Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island, was unsure if the new American Government would grant them equal rights, given the persecution and expulsion the Jewish people had faced in so many times and in so many places. In response, George Washington penned his famous 1790 letter to the members of Newports Touro Synagogue, reassuring American Jews that, in the United States, their religious liberty would be protected. He further invoked the prophet Micah, hoping that the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while everyone shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid. Since then, the unique American promise of religious liberty for people of all faiths has remained a proud hallmark of our Republic.

Today, we recognize the resilience of the Jewish community in the face of great adversity and celebrate the countless ways Jewish Americans have strengthened our Nation. We echo the words of President Washington and Rabbi Akiva and stand in solidarity with our American Jewish neighbors as we reaffirm our commitment to combat all forms of hate and anti-Semitism.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2019 as Jewish American Heritage Month. I call upon Americans to celebrate the heritage and contributions of American Jews and to observe this month with appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand thisthirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.


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Trump decries rise in anti-Semitism in proclamation for …

Posted By on May 3, 2019

President Donald Trump decried the rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes and referenced the shooting attacks on synagogues in Poway and Pittsburgh in a proclamation for Jewish American Heritage Month.

As we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, our nation celebrates nearly 4,000 years of Jewish history and honors the numerous contributions of Jewish Americans to our country and the world, read the proclamation dated April 30. Jewish American Heritage Month is marked in May.

All Americans bear a moral responsibility to stand alongside our Jewish communities and learn the lessons of tolerance that run through the tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people both long ago and, sadly, in recent times. Reflecting on these events steels our resolve that they never happen again.

As Americans, we unequivocally condemn the pernicious, baseless hatred that is anti-Semitism.

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in a statement marking Jewish American Heritage Month said that the Jewish communitys vibrant culture and rich traditions have enriched our lives, enhanced our society and helped build a brighter future for all Americans. Every day, Jewish Americans ingenuity, creativity, courage and determination strengthen our communities and honor our most cherished values.

The California Democrats statement also noted the rise in anti-Semitism and made reference to the synagogue attacks.

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All Americans must come together in the spirit of unity to disavow bigotry in all its forms, remembering that freedom, justice and equality are the guiding principles that protect our nation and our democracy, Pelosi wrote. As we mark Jewish American Heritage Month, we will continue to work tirelessly to honor our nations diversity, protect our Jewish communities and safeguard the right of every religion to practice their faith freely and proudly.

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Alleged San Diego synagogue shooter John Earnest had 50 …

Posted By on May 1, 2019

The 19-year-old man who allegedly unleashed a barrage of gunfire on members of a Southern California synagogue was arraigned Tuesday afternoon as prosecutors released new details of the attack, including that the suspect had 50 rounds of ammunition on him when he was arrested.

A San Diego County prosecutor said in court that when the suspect, John T. Earnest, was arrested he was wearing a tactical vest containing five ammunition magazines, holding 50 bullets. He also said the entire rampage was caught on video.

One day after purchasing an AR-style assault rifle, Earnest allegedly stormed a Passover service at the Chabad of Poway near San Diego on Saturday, killing a member of the temple and wounding three others, including an 8-year-old girl, according to authorities.

He was arraigned Tuesday on one count of murder with a hate crime special circumstance and gun allegations, and three counts of attempted murder with hate crime and gun allegations. He was also arraigned on a charge of arson on a house of worship stemming from a fire he allegedly ignited at the Dar-ul-Arqam mosque in the San Diego County town of Escondido on March 24.

Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of Earnest by his court-appointed attorney, Deputy Public Defender John O'Connell.

Leonard Trinh, a San Diego County deputy district attorney, said in court that Earnest allegedly fired eight to 10 rounds before his gun malfunctioned.

He said synagogue member Lori Kaye, 60, was shot twice in the attack and killed.

Earnest, wearing glasses and a blue jail clothes, showed no emotion during the arraignment and only answered "Yes," when asked if he waived his right to a speedy trial.

If convicted of the charges, Earnest faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole or death, a prosecutor said. A moratorium on the death penalty in California went into effect last month.

Judge Joseph P. Brannigan ordered Earnest to be held in jail without bail, saying he is "an obvious and extraordinary risk to public safety."

Earnest was ordered to return to court for a hearing on May 30. His preliminary hearing is set for July 8.

"We support religious freedom and we must defend it with everything that we have and we're dedicated to delivering justice in this case," San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said at a news conference following the arraignment.

"As prosecutors, we deal with violence on a daily basis, but when the target of violence is an entire religion, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation, the victim pool becomes very large," Stephan said. "It is everybody who practices that faith or belongs to that race or ethnicity and that is why hate crimes are taken so seriously and California has some of the strictest hate crimes law in the country."

She said the killing of Kaye elevated the case to one of capital murder.

"The special circumstance being that Lori Kaye was killed because of her religion," Stephan said.

Earnest's parents released a statement Monday saying they were "shocked and deeply saddened" by the attack.

"To our great shame, he is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries," the parents' statement reads.

Just prior to the synagogue attack, Earnest allegedly posted a threatening letter filled with anti-Semitic and Islamophobic references online and wrote he was planning to livestream an attack, officials said. In the writings, he expressed white supremacist views and claimed responsibility for the mosque fire.

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said they were alerted to the letter by an online tipster five minutes before Earnest burst into the Poway synagogue.

"The submission included a link to the post, but did not offer specific information about the post's author or threat location," the FBI said in a statement to ABC News. "Although FBI employees immediately took action to determine the post's author, the shooting occurred before the suspect could be fully identified."

The FBI is conducting an investigation of the synagogue attack and collecting evidence for possible federal hate crime charges against Earnest, officials said.

Kaye was a member of the synagogue and was fatally shot in the lobby while her husband and daughter were elsewhere in the building.

"I think Lori took the bullet for me and I think she took the bullet for the whole congregation," Yisroel Goldstein, the rabbi of the synagogue, told ABC News.

Goldstein was shot in both hands during the attack. The index finger on his right hand was blown off and doctors managed to save the index finger on his left hand.

Also hurt in the rampage were 8-year-old Noya Dahan and her uncle, Almog Peretz, 34. Both suffered shrapnel wounds.

"I really don't feel safe because this is not the first and definitely not the last time this is going to happen," Dahan told ABC News. "So now I know just to watch out and stuff for dangerous things to happen."

Stephan said Tuesday that the gunman's assault rifle either malfunctioned or he was unable to release the magazine and reload.

He was chased out of the synagogue by two members of the congregation, Oscar Stewart, 51-year-old military veteran, and an off-duty Border Patrol agent, who fired at the suspect's car as it drove off.

"There is only one villain in this case, but there are many heroes," Stephan said.

Authorities said Earnest, who wore a helmet mounted with a camera that malfunctioned and prevented him from livestreaming the attack, surrendered immediately and was placed under arrest.

Stephan said that prior to his arrest, Earnest called 911 to report the shooting and tell a dispatcher that he was armed and gave a location about two miles from the synagogue where a K-9 officer took him into custody.

Earnest, one of five children in his family who grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in San Diego County, is a pianist and was an honor student at Mt. Carmel High School, where his father is a teacher, according to ABC affiliate station KGTV in San Diego. He was also a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Escondido.

In their statement, Earnest's parents said their son was "raised in a family, faith, and community that all rejected hate and taught that love must be the motive for everything we do."

"How our son was attracted to such darkness is a terrifying mystery to us, though we are confident that law enforcement will uncover many details of the path that he took to this evil and despicable act," the parents' statement reads. "To that end, our family is cooperating with investigators ... Our hearts will forever go out to the victims and survivors. Our thanks go to the first responders who prevented even greater loss of life and the well-wishers who have supported us. And we pray for peace."

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Poway synagogue shooting: Two congregations torn apart

Posted By on May 1, 2019

After a shooting at Chabad of Poway Synagogue left one person dead, members of the community come together to heal. Harrison Hill, USA TODAY

ESCONDIDO, Calif. Two religious congregations about 12 miles apart one Jewish and the other Christian were bound by tragedy over the weekend.

One wasa synagogue ripped apart by gunfire;the other was a churchthe suspected shooter's familyregularly attended.What both sharedSunday: an overwhelming sense of grief as worshippersgrappled to make sense of the senseless.

Their leaders, arabbi and apastor, did their best to show how they are rising above hate.

At the Chabad of Poway, Orthodox Jews had gathered for Passover when a gunman burst in with a semiautomatic rifle Saturday and started shooting, killing a worshipper and wounding the rabbi and two others.

Heather Fay with her son Marshall came to add flowers and notes at the memorial site across from the Chabad of Poway synagogue on April 28, 2019.(Photo: Nick Oza, USA TODAY Network)

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The next morning at the Escondido Orthodox Presbyterian Church, also nestled in the picturesque rolling hills northeast of San Diego,the minister led the congregation in collective soul searching over how a 19-year-old,a member of one of their most respected families, could have allegedly carried out a crime so horrific, one that so flew in the face of the church's values and teachings.

At both congregations, the sense of horror was palpable. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein enduredthe "indescribable" experience of staring down the barrel of a military-style rifle during a service in his own synagogue.

Here is a young man standing with a rifle, pointing right at me, and I look at him. He had sunglasses on. I couldnt see his eyes. I couldnt see his soul, Goldstein said.

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Police saidthat young man was John Earnest, who lived with his parents while attending nearby California State University San Marcos. He had graduated from Mt.Carmel High School, where his father was a teacher, and he was accomplished at the piano and participated on the swim team.Earnest struck many as being unusually reserved.

I tried to talk to John several times, but he just never said anything.I think its not good if someone is as quiet as that,longtime parishionerGerrit Groenewoldsaid at the Escondido church.

The pastor of thechurch, Zach Keele, was so disturbed by the shooting that he called a special session after the mainservice to talk about it with the congregation. Most worshippersstayed, and they allowed a USA TODAY reporter to witness the moment.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein says Lori Kaye, who was shot and killed in a synagogue near San Diego, died to protect others in the congregation. (April 29) AP

Keele, in emotional tones, prayed for the victims,the police investigatorsand the Earnestfamily. He decried the evil that had landed on the church's doorstep. He prayed that the suspect's soul "will be softened."

He reached for consolation, finding little except that the suspect, in amanifesto police saidhe published beforethe crime, didn't blame his family for his radicalization, saying it was based on writinghe encountered online.

More: 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at synagogue near San Diego

There is no superior race. We are all created equal," Keele said.We are committed to loving all people."

He saidhe plans to reach out and express my condolences to the synagogue."

Keeleis likely to find a receptive audience for the message in Goldstein. The rabbiemerged Sunday froma hospital where he lost a finger damaged inthe attack determined that the community would heal.

Wow, wow, wow, he said at a rally later Sundayattendedby more than 1,000 people. Look at the love. Look at the warmth. What happened to us, happened to all of us."

Contributing: Amy DiPierro,Rebecca Plevin, The Desert Sun


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Abbas: Europe invented Zionism and Israel lets not fool …

Posted By on April 30, 2019

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed on Monday that Europe created Zionism and Israel.

Abbas made the comments at a meeting of the PA cabinet in Ramallah, where he delivered a short speech, much of which focused on the Palestinians finances.

The European position I dont want to say it is 100 percent just but it is has started to [show] understanding. Therefore, Ms. Mogherini [Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief] told the Arab League summit in Tunisia that we support the two-state solution and we are against moving [embassies to] Jerusalem and other matters, he said.

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Of course, everything is not in our favor, but such a position coming from Europe is a good thing. This is what we have historically become used to, because you all know Europe is the one that invented this slightly annoys our neighbors Zionism and Israel. It is the one that invented it. Lets not fool ourselves. This is what history says. Whoever has something that refutes this history, go ahead.

At the Arab League summit in Tunisia in late March, Mogherini had said: We need to get back to meaningful negotiations toward the two-state solution, which is the only viable, realistic solution.

Abbas did not explain how he believes Europe created Zionism and Israel. However, he has previously made similar comments.

This picture taken on September 11, 2018, shows a general view of a meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers at the organizations headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP Photo/Mohamed El-Shahed)

In a speech in January 2018, the PA president said, Israel is a colonial project with no relationship to Judaism, quoting Abdul Wahab al-Messiri, an Egyptian writer who authored the Encyclopedia of Jews, Judaism and Zionism.

At the time, Israeli politicians and Jewish groups widely panned Abbas for the remark, which overshadowed other comments he made in the same speech about Israeli-Palestinian coexistence.

In his remarks on Monday, Abbas also said the Palestinians were not optimistic that Arab states would provide them a financial safety net to overcome a steep financial crisis.

Of course, we have asked the [Arab] brothers for a safety net, he said. If God wills. I mean we do not have high hopes, but if God wills, something will happen. We asked for $100 million per month. We told them we will take it as debtI mean you give us and then we will return the money to youEven on the debt offer, we have not received a response. But we have to bear responsibility and be patient.

The PA president told a meeting of Arab foreign ministers and officials at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo last week that a [financial] safety net must be provided.

In February, Israel started to implement a new law that allows it to withhold taxes from the PA every month equivalent to the amount that it determines the Palestinians pay to security prisoners held in Israeli jails, including terrorists, and the families of dead terrorists.

The Palestinians have protested the law, refusing to receive any of the taxes Israel gathers for them on a monthly basis as long as the Jewish state does not transfer the full amount.

The taxes Israel collects and transfers to the PA make up hundreds of millions of shekels a month more than half its budget.

PA Finance Minister Shukri Bishara has announced that Ramallah has undertaken a series of austerity measures to mitigate the impact of the lack of funds on government operations, including the slashing of public employee salaries.

In March, many PA employees received only half of their salaries.

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Synagogue shooting: Poway, California, Mayor Steve Vaus calls …

Posted By on April 30, 2019

The mayor of the California city where a gunman opened fire at a synagogue Saturday called theshooting"an affront to humanity" that made him "sick to my stomach." Police say the suspect, 19-year-old John Earnest, opened fire on worshippers celebrating the last day of Passover at Chabad of Poway, leaving one woman dead and three others injured.

"This is an affront to our community and an affront to humanity for this to happen," Steve Vaus, the mayor of Poway, California, said in an interview Sunday on CBSN. "Hate has no place in any community, least of all a community like Poway."

The woman who was killed has been identified as 60-year-old Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who friends said was shot while trying to protect the rabbi. She was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

Vaus said he "was sick to my stomach" once the sheriff's department informed him of the shooting on Saturday. The mayor praised the response from local, state and federal law enforcement, saying they "all worked brilliantly together to bring this to a quick resolution."

The shooting occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, when Earnest allegedly entered Chabad of Poway and opened fire on worshippers with what appeared to be an AR-15 rifle, San Diego County Sheriff William Gore said Saturday. After engaging in a firefight with an off-duty Border Patrol agent, Earnest fled the scene and later called police to turn himself in, Gore said.

Earnest has been booked on one count murder and three counts attempted murder and may be charged with a hate crime. The shooting happened six months to the day of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that left 11 people dead.

"This hate crime is not who Poway is," Vaus said Sunday. "Poway will wrap its arms around all of its community, including our Jewish brothers and sisters here at the Chabad, and we will walk with them step by step through this, and we will all be better. Our hearts are broken, and there will be a hole in our heart for the life lost, and for those that were injured and scarred, but we will get through this together."

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