Thursday, February 17, 2011

What Are Jews Still Doing In Tunisia?

Purim Qatan 5771

Another article caught my eye, in which what is found between the lines is even more telling than what is on the lines themselves. But, isn't that always the case?

My comments can be found in blue italics.
YNET: Terror Threat: Number Of Israeli Embassies Closed

Heightened alert level apparently related to anniversary of Mughniyeh assassination; in Tunisia, Islamist rally outside synagogue, chant 'Allahu Akbar' and 'Muhammad's army will return'

Ynet Reporters, February 17, 2011

A number of Israeli embassies around the world have been temporarily closed due to what the Foreign Ministry called on Tuesday "irregular incidents against Israeli targets."
Irregular?? There is nothing irregular about them, just business as usual.
Israeli embassies abroad have also raised their alert level, while in Tunisia the Jewish community turned to the government for protection after Muslims rallied outside a synagogue in the capital.
They looked to whom, for what??!! That's like mice asking the "good cats" to protect them against the "bad cats." Both enjoy ripping mice apart. But, the "good cats" prefer to toy with their prey a little longer than the "bad cats."
The Foreign Ministry did not say which embassies were closed. It is estimate that the heightened alert level is connected to the third anniversary of top Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh's assassination.

Last week the Counter Terrorism Bureau warned that the threat against Israelis abroad had increased, with a special emphasis put on Egypt, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania and Venezuela.

The bureau also mentioned the elimination of former Hezbollah Secretary General Abbas Mousawi, who was killed by Israel in 1992. The bureau recommended that Israelis travelling abroad avoid places where large groups of Israelis can be found and obey local security forces' directives.

Hezbollah claims Israel was behind Mughniyeh's assassination in Damascus and has vowed to "avenge his death."

In Tunisia, radical Islamists gathered outside a synagogue in Tunis and chanted anti-Semitic slogans. Footage taken from the scene shows them chanting "Allahu Akbar" and "Khaybar, Khaybar. Oh Jews, Muhammad's army will return". They were referring to the Battle of Khaybar, which was fought in the year 629 between Muhammad and his followers against the Jews living in the oasis of Khaybar, located 150 kilometers (95 miles) from Medina in the modern-day Saudi Arabia.

Local Jews turned to the transitional government, which replaced the regime of deposed president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali last month, and expressed their concern over the apparent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the country. "This incident can repeat itself; some groups want to take advantage of the political vacuum in the country," said Roger Bismuth, head of the local Jewish community.

Bismuth said Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi asked that local Jews remain alert.
Now, that's what you call a "good," Muslim Prime Minister! he actually gives the Jews residing in a country a heads-up to the impending violence against them!
In a statement on the official TAP news agency, the PM's office condemned acts of extremists at places of worship.
But, other places are OK, then??
“These people have no other motive than to attack the values of the republican regime based on the respect of freedom and belief, tolerance and peaceful co-existence ... and the guarantee of the exercise of civic rights,” it said.

The ministry said it would “spare no effort to safeguard these values and opposes all those who want to incite violence or discord between the Tunisian people and disturb public security.”
Of course, Jews are not considered to be "Tunisian people." No matter how hard Jews in Galuth (Diaspora) continue to try, they will never be considered to be "part of" their foreign countries of residence.
Muslim Tunisia is home to about 1,600 Jews, most of whom live on the southern island of Djerba where its most important synagogue, reputed to be the oldest in Africa, is based and draws thousands of pilgrims every year.
Pilgrims? We are supposed to make pilgrimages to Jerusalem, not to Djerba (or Germany, or Poland, or Brooklyn,...).
It is one of the largest Jewish communities in the Arab world but significantly down from a population of 100,000 at independence from France in 1956, after which the government promulgated anti-Jewish decrees.
So, what are the rest of the Jews still doing there? Waiting for the next pogrom?

True, the non-Jewish Agency is too busy bringing goyim into Israel from foreign countries, to be bothered with the plight of Jews living amongst the savage Yishma'elim (Arabs/Muslims) . Nonetheless, what are our brethren in Tunisia doing to make the effort to get out themselves?
In April 2002 a suicide bomber rammed the wall of the Djerba synagogue with a lorry (truck) laden with natural gas...
How many suicide bombings have to occur before the Jews get the message?
...in an attack claimed by Al-Qaeda that killed 14 German tourists, five Tunisians and two French visitors.
Of course, here, the news does not differentiate between Jews and non-Jews. It could have been a great tragedy, or a great miracle. But, we will never know from this news source.
Tunisia’s interim government is struggling to stabilize the country since the fall of president Ben Ali a month ago after a groundswell of street protests, and fears new violence.
Over the past several weeks with riots, protests, what have you, in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, and Bahrain, the West acts so surprised, as if violence and Yishma'elim have never been used in the same sentence before.

Then, when the can no longer deny the violence, they call it euphemisms like "revolution" and "pro-democracy demonstrations."

C'mon! This has all happened before, and it will happen again. "Democratic reform" is the farthest thing from these Arabs' minds!

The eventual outcome of all of these "revolutions" will be Islamic rule. Battles for control over the burgeoning, New Caliphate, are only years, if not months, away. The precursors, in the form of factional infighting, have already begun.

And everyone who is blind nor plagued by insanity knows it.

1 comment:

Uri DeYoung said...

Shalom!
We have good friends who left Djerba a few decades ago, when many Jews did. They are Cohenim whose last name includes the last member of the family to have served in Beit HaMikdash, as is the custom on Djerba. Djerba had had a disproportionate number of Cohenim who had been cursed for not returning to Israel: no Levi would survive for more than a year on Djerba. There was one Levi who got around the curse by leaving the island for a few weeks every year. The Jews for Djerba have good communities in Israel and some Jews even invest in Israel from Djerba. When, G-d willing soon, the rest of the Jews come home from Tunisia, they'll have plenty of close family and friends to welcome them.
Hadassa

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