It's a shame about those Bedouin, but it looks like they're in the way.
Psst! The most popular boy’s name in Israel in 5774 was really Mohammed
The list of the year’s most popular names for newborns did not include obviously Arab names, the Population, Immigration and Border Authority confirmed on Sunday.
The authority circulated a list with the 10 most popular names for boys and for girls under the heading, “The most common names among babies born this year” – referring to the Jewish year 5774 – but neglected to mention that the list only included Hebrew names. According to this list, Yosef was the most popular boy’s name, followed by Daniel, Ori, Itai, Omer, Adam, Noam, Ariel, Eitan and David.
However, the name given most often to newborns during 5774 was actually Mohammed. Moreover, the ranking for Yosef – which was in fact the second most commonly given name – also includes Arab babies named Yusef, which in Hebrew is spelled the same way.
It turns out that the population authority only omitted clearly Arab names like Mohammed and Ahmed – which would have been the ninth most common name, had it been included.
According to the authority, the most popular newborn name for girls this past year was Tamar, which pushed Noa into second place after it had spent 14 years at the top. Those two names were followed by Shira, Adele, Talya, Yael, Lian, Miriam, Maya and Avigayil. Here, too, the names Lian, Miriam (Maryam) and Maya are used by both Jews and Arabs.
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I do wonder, though, that you don't complain about the destroying of these Israeli homes ...
Swden, btw, will become the first major European Union country to recognise the state of Palestine, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced today.
Europe thinks they are going to create a scenario where the Palestinians are given their own state unilaterally while Israel sits by idly doing nothing.
The Israeli authorities are being urged to shut down the internet account of an activist based in the country who is accused of harassing French reporters.
The activist, a Frenchman called Gregory Chelli, says that the journalists have shown themselves to be pro-Palestinian.
On Tuesday, the father of one reporter died of heart failure after being the victim of a hoax call from Mr Chelli.
Mr Chelli strongly denied any responsibility for the death.
Mr Chelli said in a tweet that the call was made five days before the death of the father of journalist Benoit Le Corre.
Mr Le Corre writes for the internet site Rue89 and recently wrote a critical article about Mr Chelli, alleging that he had hacked into pro-Palestinian websites during the Israeli offensive in Gaza this year.
Mr Chelli - otherwise known as Ulcan - is accused by French journalists of initiating a campaign of harassment in response.
He said he was considering libel action against news organisations that made the allegations.
The BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris says that Mr Chelli allegedly called Mr Le Corre's father pretending to be from the police and told him his son was dead.
On another occasion he allegedly pretended that he was Mr Le Corre's father and called the police to say that he had just murdered his wife and son.
Armed police came looking for bodies. Three days afterwards, the father had a heart attack and died.
Rue89's editor said if he lived in France Mr Chelli's online activities would have been shut down weeks ago, but he's taking advantage of Israel's refusal - so far - to respond to French judicial pressure.
The Hebrew Bible contains instances of religiously mandated wars which often contain explicit instructions from God to the Israelites to exterminate other tribes, as in Deut 7:1–2 orDeut 20:16-18. Examples include the story of Amalekites (Deut 25:17–19, 1 Sam 15:1-6), the story of the Midianites (Numbers 31:1–18), and the battle of Jericho (Joshua 6:1–27).
These wars of extermination have been characterized as "genocide" by several authorities, because the Torah states that the Israelites annihilated entire ethnic groups or tribes: the Israelites killed all Amalekites, including men, women, and children (1 Samuel 15:1–20 ); the Israelites killed all men, women, and children in the battle of Jericho(Joshua 6:15–21), and the Israelites killed all men, women and children of several Canaanite tribes ( Joshua 10:28–42). However, some scholars believe that these accounts in the Torah are exaggerated or metaphorical.
Zionist leaders sometimes used religious references as justification for the violent treatment of Arabs in Palestine. Palestinians have been several times associated with a Biblical antagonists, Amalekites. For example, rabbi Israel Hess has recommended to kill Palestinians, basing on biblical verses such as 1 Samuel 15. Shulamit Aloni, a member of the Israeli Knesset indicated in 2003 that Jewish children in Israel were being taught in religious schools that Palestinians were Amalek, and therefore an act of total genocide was a religious obligation.
Like all terrorist, they get worse and worse if no-one stops them.
It constitutes an authoritarian dictatorship within a republic, demanding for itself the rights and privileges accorded to individuals of other religious denominations, but denying to all others the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution….
These German-made submarines can carry cruise missiles with a range of thousands of kilometres, and can be equipped with nuclear warheads.