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Monday, April 4, 2011

A Tale of Two Babies!!

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. 


  1. In Australia there was ONLY ONE mention of the slaughter of the Fogel family. It was on one of those running newsfeeds on the bottom of the screen during the coverage of the tsunami that hit Japan. Once.

    Princess Pana, you wrote this so well. Thank you. I think it still hurts so many of us.

  2. Princess pana,

    Thank you for this article, I really like it and they way you put it together. I too am very passionate for the Land, The People and the state of Israel in an intimate, immeasurable way. Thank you for speaking truth and being proud to stand for the truth especially regarding such an unforgettable, unforgivable event.

    We are are war with the media and we must act now! I look forward to hearing more from you and being in touch with you on Facebook. There is much work to be done and we need passionate people like to for the task at hand.

    thank you.


  3. Thank you for posting this :-)



  4. Hello and thank you for this story. I have been following the tragedy of the Fogel family, and it greatly saddens me I had to get on an Israeli news outlet to find this news (I live in Ohio, USA) I love the Jewish people and pray for their safety.

    I do have a question though. The Old Testament I read does not give the same account of the story that you did. Esau and Jacob were twins, yes. Esau being the first born. Isaac and Rebecca, their parents, each had a favorite..Issac- Esau, Rebecca- Jacob. Under his mother's instruction, Jacob received the blessing of the firstborn from Issac after he was blind, fooling his father by using animal hair to think he was Esau. Does not the Torah give the same account? I am asking this sincerely, as I do not know how to read Hebrew. Another question, would not Ham and Japheth be the father or the gentiles and not really Esau? (Seth being the head of the lineage of Abraham, Issac and Jacob) Thank you in advance for the answers.

    Shalom and Blessings!

  5. I agree this article, except for showing the world how to take the high road. The world doesn't care about good things Jews do, in fact it probably irritates if they even notice. Futuremore the UN proves every week that the countries of the world have no interest in any higher moral ground, not just with israel but everywhere, even though they are blatantly the worst towards Israel. I think the real question and focus should be wha to do about this abysmal media coverage.

  6. Toda Rabah to everybody for your kind comments!

    Stories like this need to be told to the world as anti-semitism rises ..... Thank you for supporting Eretz Yisrael.

    A quick reply for now to trbraden .... I will come back with a more complete geneology as I understand it in a comprehensive comment later today. I hope that is okay?

    But, for now to answer your first point .... No, Torah is not identical to your Old Testament which contains so many mistranslations & deliberate perversions as to be basically a heretical text!!
    It would be wrong to trust the authenticity of a christian 'bible', especially its translation of the 24 books of Jewish Scripture .... representing our Torah (Law), Tanakh (Books of Prophets & Chronicles), Chumash (Books of Moshe) & Kethuvium (Writings).

    Our Torah ~ or Law ~ given to Jewish prophet Moshe Rabbenius is the ONLY text written by the hand of Ha'Shem himself & thus really reliable, handed down to every new generation of Jews, untainted, unchanged. It is the ONLY word of G-d that exists in this world. Torah is for JEWS ONLY!!!

    There are the Noachide laws for the goyim, if they choose to drop their idolatrous extras & follow only him. Ha'Shem gave Noah and all his descendants (B'nei Noach ~ "children of Noah") seven commandments to obey. These seven universal laws were reaffirmed with Moshe and the Jewish people at Mt. Sinai in what is now known as the Oral Torah, establishing modern observance of these laws. These seven commandments (mitzvos), actually seven categories of hundreds of specific laws, are Ha'Shem's will for all non-Jews & thus they become "righteous gentiles".

    So you are somewhat correct in your geneological question ... More detail later.

    In relation to Esav, Moshe records him saying in the book of Bereshit 25.32, Toledot .. "What use is my birthright to me?". He did not appreciate Torah as Yaakov did, & that is why Ha'Shem & Yitzhak did not grant his birthright to him.

    I trust that you are sincere & I hope that is helpful for you.

    Shalom & Yom tov!!!

  7. Hello again! Had trouble finding my way back to this article. Thank you for your reply, as I am very sincere. Any information you can provide would be helpful and very appreciated. Thank you!!