|Baby Hadas Fogel .... Beheaded while she slept!|
The brutal murder of Rabbi Udi & Ruth Fogel and three of their children in Itamar, a village in the Samarian hills of Israel, has been met by the international media either with callous disregard or a perverse inclination to explain it away as the result of so-called Israeli “occupation.”
The BBC scantily covered the slaughter, initially professing a subtly displaced skepticism of the terrorist nature of the attack. “Israel suspects the attack was carried out by Palestinian militants,” .... Note the key verb “suspects” instead of “knows” and the word “militants” instead of the more accurate “terrorists.” The Los Angeles Times engaged in its own brand of whitewash, citing a “tit-for-tat mentality”, calling the Fogel Family "Hardened Settlers", trying to make them at least partly responsible for the vicious slaughter & deciding that it is “completely impossible to say with any authority who began the hostilities or to distinguish actions from reaction” !!!!!!
According to the paper, the killings were perpetrated “presumably by Palestinian militants.” Similarly, CNN originally put the term terrorist attack in quotation marks ~ Is there any doubt anywhere that these Animals were terrorists????
Time Magazine characterized the terrorists as “gunmen” and the settlers as “extremist,” and approvingly quotes the anti-Israeli “human rights” organization B’Tselem which speaks simply of “mutual violence.” How was baby Hadas (pictured above) violent to those who slit her throat while she slept???? This does not make the gruesome murder of the father, the mother and the other two children any more assimilable, but the wilful beheading of a three month old infant in her bed stands out as a particularly heinous and unfathomable act of unmitigated barbarism, the expression of a culture that has often pronounced itself as loving death more than it loves life. And this it teaches to it's children!!
The 4 year old boy, Elad, was stabbed twice in the heart. Once, apparently seemed insufficient for his terrorist murderer. The street celebration of these murders involved the distribution of candies. I have not read or heard of one Arab refusing these candies or condemning the killings!!
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for its part, devoted all of half a minute to the attrocity, concentrating on Israeli construction. And the European Media furthered this theme speaking of extra building units in "disputed" land ..... but did not mention the savage slaughter of this family. This is just a sample of the kind of language euphesism we encounter as Jews. When not heaping guilt upon Israel and laundering Palestinian savagery, the press is content to let the matter die with a few sentences of unattributed blame. Contrary to liberal myth, every part of Israel is "disputed", because her Arab enemies are set on nothing short of Israel’s total destruction, & in slashing the throat of a three-month old baby, they wanted to send a message to other Jews to “stay away” from Samaria, aided and abetted by the mainstream media it seems.
The 'second' story has been far less publicized, sadly, because of WHO did the good deed, and the preservation of life is not as newsworthy as family slaughter when it concerns Jews apparently!
|Arab baby boy Jude with IDF Corporal Levin|
Even as the Arab Muslim killers were celebrating this new low in terrorist “ethics”, a group of Israeli Jewish soldiers (IDF) showed the world how to take the high road. Let's compare & contrast the tales of two babies ..... In the village of Neve Tzuf, the chief of staff of the Israeli Defence Forces was arriving to offer condolences to members of the Fogel family. That family was still sitting shiv’ah ~ the seven-day mourning period for Jewish families ~ in the wake of the massacre of Rabbi Fogel and his family. Soldiers of the IDF accompanied Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. As the entourage arrived, a “palestinian” taxi cab came near. The soldiers saw that there was a woman inside, and that she was in some sort of medical distress. It turned out that she was birthing a baby, but the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck. A life-threatening situation for both the baby and the mother. So, the Israeli soldiers and local paramedics worked together to successfully deliver the Arab baby and save the mother’s life! See Arab baby Jude pictured above with IDF Corporal Levin, his deliverer!
All the while, only a few metres away, members of the Fogel family were waiting to receive their important visitor, to pay respect for the loss of three-month-old baby Hadas Fogel and the other murder victims. This contrast graphically depicts that “actions speak louder then words!“. This lesser-known story is even more worthy of publicity when one considers that the Lamestream News Media so often depicts Israeli soldiers as cruel and heavily-armed oppressors of the “palestinian” people. Don't the IDF deserve the label 'Heroic'??
But, wait, there’s more ..... this contrast has been going on for about 4,000 years ~ since the time when another two babies fought in their mother’s womb. Yaakov and Esav were twin sons, with Esav being technically the firstborn. Yaakov became the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. Esav rebelled against his family, and became the father of the Edomites, today representing all gentiles. His father, Yitzchak, considered Esav too irresponsible to be given the birthright of the older son, as he cared little for family or the foibles of human life. Times have not changed too much!
Generations later, Ha'Shem told the Prophet S'hmuel to tell King Saul to utterly destroy the Edomites, including their animals, to wipe them off the face of the Earth. Instead, Saul decided that he would do better than Ha'Shem & kept some for ritual sacrifice, totally against Ha'Shem's instruction. S'hmuel asked if Saul had obeyed, and the king replied that he had. S'hmuel then asked, “What, then, is this bleating of sheep in my ear?” As a result of Saul's failure to utterly destroy the Edomites as G-d instructed, the children of Israel have lived with the abusive presence of their descendants to this day. So, the recent story of these two babies reflects & reinforces the ancient Tanakh tale & the descendants of two babies.