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In London on Friday, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni pulled Secretary of State John Kerry aside with a special request: Help find the three yeshiva boys.

Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, were kidnapped Thursday night from the kibbutz Kfar Etzion in the West Bank. Israel’s Army Radio reported that Livni pressed Kerry on the urgency of the matter — stressing that the hunt for the boys needed rapid action.

Naftali is a dual citizen with an American passport.

The youths were walking home from their yeshiva about halfway between Jerusalem and Hebron, possibly hitchhiking as public transportation in the area is scarce. One of the boys reportedly got a call into Israeli police to say “we’re being kidnapped” at about 10:30 p.m. before the line was disconnected.

The Israeli government quickly began using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys, a gender variation on the hashtag that went viral after Boko Haram seized more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. Supporters also have been using the hashtag #EyalGiladNaftali.

“Our goal is to find the boys, bring them home and strike Hamas as hard as possible,” Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said at an Israel Defense Forces press conference.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Jerusalem had established beyond a doubt that Hamas terrorists carried out the kidnappings.

“We know that for a fact. These teenagers were kidnapped and the kidnapping was carried out by Hamas members. Hamas denials do not change this fact. And this attack should surprise no one because Hamas makes no secret of its agenda. Hamas is committed to the destruction of Israel and to carrying out terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians – including children,” Netanyahu said.

“When an attack takes place in Tel Aviv or in London or in New York – all these places have been attacked by terrorists – the question is not where the attack takes place. The question is where it originated. The kidnappers in this case set out from territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority, and the PA cannot absolve itself of its responsibility.”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ spokesman said in a statement “the Palestinian Authority hopes the boys will be found and we will help Israel in searching for them.”

“The incident occurred in Area C and in previous cases in which Israelis entered the territory of the Palestinian Authority, security personnel helped transfer them safely back to Israel,” the statement added.

In fact, as Israel tried to stir outrage over the kidnapping of three teens, some tried to highlight the youths as occupiers.

“Any Palestinian armed groups unlawfully holding three Israeli teenagers should release them immediately and unconditionally,” Human Rights Watch said in a statement. “Israeli forces searching for the three should respect the laws of war with respect to the Palestinian population in the occupied territory and not carry out mass, arbitrary arrests.”

“Israeli security forces responding to the missing youth have arrested up to 150 Palestinians in the West Bank since June 14, including 80 Palestinians that night alone, according to Israeli and Palestinian news reports and the Israel Defense Forces website. Israeli forces have imposed closures or restricted movement in the southern West Bank, especially in the Palestinian city of Hebron, Israeli and Palestinian news media reported. No one taken into custody should be arbitrarily detained,” Human Rights Watch said today. “Anyone arrested should be released unless promptly brought before a judge and charged with a credible offense.”

Kerry said in a Sunday statement that the U.S. “strongly condemns” the kidnapping.

“We continue to offer our full support for Israel in its search for the missing teens, and we have encouraged full cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian security services. We understand that cooperation is ongoing,” Kerry said.

“We are still seeking details on the parties responsible for this despicable terrorist act, although many indications point to Hamas’ involvement. As we gather this information, we reiterate our position that Hamas is a terrorist organization known for its attacks on innocent civilians and which has used kidnapping in the past.”

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters today that they’ve conveyed concerns about the treatment of Palestinians as the IDF searches for the boys.

“There’s obviously a great deal of emotion in Israel given the fact that we have three missing teenagers,” Psaki said.

Of Naftali Frenkel, Psaki would just say that U.S. diplomats “have been in touch the family of one of the kidnapped boys.”

Reaction began to grow on Capitol Hill, particularly as an American is among the missing.

“I urge the White House to continue doing everything within its power to help bring these teenagers home, and call on those responsible for the kidnapping to release them immediately,” said Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), noting that “the kidnapping of three teenagers, one of whom is an American, is upsetting and the United States is deeply grateful for the swift response of one of our closest allies, Israel.”

“While the world collectively joins together to pray for a safe and quick recovery of these teenagers, I are comforted by the fact that the Israel Defense Forces have shown an unwavering commitment to bringing these young men home safely,” he said.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said the Obama administration, which refused to disconnect aid to the Palestinian Authority after it entered into a unity agreement with Hamas, should immediately cut off financial assistance to the Palestinians.

“This act of terrorism should also alert the Obama Administration to the fact that working with, recognizing, and/or funding any ‘unity’ government that includes those that seek the destruction of the Jewish State is naive and foolish. Such legitimization of the enemies of Israel and the United States only invites more violence,” Cruz said in a statement.

“…This most recent vicious attack on innocent young civilians demonstrates beyond any doubt that the PA is not fulfilling these conditions, and not one more U.S. taxpayer dollar should be sent to support them until they do.”

The first concern on the minds of the Israelis is to find the teens as quickly as possible.

“Share their names, share #Israel’s reality. Our boys #EyalGiladNaftali are still kidnapped,” the IDF tweeted today. The Defense Force also gathered reports of Palestinians celebrating the kidnapping by passing out candy and making a three-fingered signal on social media — signifying their “three Gilad Shalits.”

Shalit, an IDF soldier kidnapped by Hamas in a 2006 cross-border raid, was released in 2011 for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners — more than a quarter of those with life sentences on their heads for terrorism.

“Israel will act in all ways under its province, in all ways under our control, to bring home the three kidnapped teenagers,” Netanyahu promised. “Israel will act against the kidnappers and their terrorist sponsors and comrades. We will do whatever needs to be done to protect our people, our citizens, our children and our teenagers from the scourge of terrorism.”

 

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It should be pointed out that both "settlements" are places where there were Jews BEFORE there was a State of Israel, and they were made Judenrein by the simple expedient of Palestinians doing what they do best - conducting massacres. This is why they were the first areas the Israeli government allowed to be resettled. Gush Etzion is heavily American and is sort of a suburb of Jerusalem. Hebron is the second holiest city in Judaism - i.e., more so than Jerusalem is to Moslems.

(No-one is certain exactly what happened in Kibbutz Har Etzion. The version I was told was that they surrendered to Arab attackers, who proceeded to murder all of the men. The Hebron Massacre of 1929, where the Arab population attempted to murder every Jewish Man, Woman, and Child, is well known - or should be.)
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The Israeli's might get their two teens back, the Arabs fear IDF reprisal and will not do much to anger the Israeli Army. As for the teen with dual citizenship; the U.S. might get him back in a trade for terrorists.
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72 American children (59 of whom are US citizens, 32 black or hispanic) were kidnapped in the past seven days in the US. Where's the urgency? Sure this is situation in Israel is sad but why are Israeli children more important than American children?
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Christ Jeff -- nobody is saying it is! What's your point?

There is a difference however when the *same* group of people keep trying to kidnap your children. In the US half (or more) of those kidnappers will turn out to be estranged spouses. Others, who knows. And the remaining small amount true "criminals." But even in this last group, their goal is not to kill but to get money (if it was truly a kidnapping and not an abduction for another reason).

The scary thing with the Israeli kids is that nothing has been heard yet -- no demand. The fear is that they have been killed.

But you could have likely reasoned all that for yourself. I suspect that you are simply very antagonistic towards any sympathy going to Israel for any reason, no matter how deserving. Why else would someone post something as deceptive and anti-Israel as this. And yes, as a likely Jew that you are with the name Bloom, that makes you a bona-fide self-hating Jew. Congratulations for being a member of one of the most disgusting groups in history.

Tell me Jeff, if you (ostensibly) care so much more about the 72 American kids "kidnapped" in the past week, why are you even posting here? What;s your interest? Still interested somewhat in your "own people" are you?
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You give the creep too much credit, FF--many Internet Jew-haters like to use Jewish-sounding pseudonyms in order to give themselves a (thoroughly unconvincing) illusion of credibility.
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For 40 years, I believed there might be a way to split the difference and find an Arab leadership that could be reasoned with. Now, here's my suggestion for how to handle this: Sweep Hebron and seize 360 Arab Muslim teenage boys. (No little kids, just teens. No girls, just boys. Oh, and if the sweep happens upon a family with more than one teen boy, take them ALL - no 1/family limit.) Announce that Hamas have one hour's grace to free Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali alive and well. After that, three of the Arab boys will be shot each minute for the next two hours until that simple demand is met. If any of the three is found or returned dead, a total of 120 of the Arab boys will be shot in response. If they go through all 360 Arab boys, sweep again and repeat.

This is what those intransigent, genocidal f#@&s have made of me.
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A better idea: a bunker buster on their satanic idol, the Kaaba in Mecca!
Bing bang boom !
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and where is Moochelle's twitter sign & hashtags for them? Why isn't Obummbler on TV telling us how Eyal looks like his son ?? Why are we still giving MONEY to PA (the PLO Hamas partners)? Why has AP edited their article to cast doubt on Israel and support PA liars?
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""Israel has blamed Hamas for the apparent abductions, without providing proof,.."" a LIE as Israel has CONFIRMED the kidnaps are HAMAS

then more lies from Fakestine supporters in AP:"Despite the pitched rhetoric, Palestinian security officials have worked with Israeli counterparts to try to locate the missing teens, Palestinian officials said." a blatant LIE again as actual real reporters in PA areas have said the POLICE have told the people NOT TO HELP find the boys. And the usual disclaimer: "Hamas is considered a terror group by Israel " yes but not by AP? idiots! HAMAS is a terror group not seems like one, not looks like one IT IS ONE THE THE TOPPER, the LIARS at AP ACCUSE ISRAEL OF LYING: "Israel has not provided evidence of Hamas involvement in the disappearance of the teens." REALLY? to whom? your embedded HAMAS loving reporters?

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said Monday that Israel waited for 48 hours before pointing the finger at Hamas. "The information is conclusive," he said. "The people behind the abduction are Hamas members."


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The Evil genie is out of the Bottle. It all began in 1967 when the Israeli Forces reclaimed all of Jerusalem but in a moment of weakness and misguided secular-Jewish largesse decided to allow the Muslim's Al Aksa Mosque to remain undisturbed on Temple Mount. Temple Mount is a Spiritual Vortex, given to the Jewish Nation to safeguard by the Holy ONE, the Omnipotent Force of all Forces in the Universe, with strict instructions as to what is allowed and forbidden on this most Awesome and powerful Spiritual Powerplant on planet earth. The Jewish People have no Spiritual claim to the Holy Land when they do not fulfill their 'part of the bargain', that is, their G-d given responsibility under the Covenant to serve as
Custodians of the Mount. In effect, fulfilling that responsibility, more than any historical claims or 'legal' titles of ownership is what gives legitimacy to the Jewish possession of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
On a deep and subconscious spiritual level this truth is felt if not understood not only by the European Union and United Nations but particularly by our half brothers in the Muslim world who have rightfully concluded the weakness and spiritual faithlessness of the Jewish Nation in spurning G-d's Will. Their fraudulent possession of Temple Mount and the Israeli Government's complicity in reinforcing of this fraud by officially forbidding any Jewish prayer or even for Jews to set foot there has caused a world-shattering metaphysical imbalance, a short-circuit so to speak.
Since 1967 the cancer of Radical Islam has metastasized world-wide, threatening every civilization with physical and spiritual destruction. The 9-11 attacks, Islamic unrest and Sharia in Europe, everywhere Islam has a presence, the dread and unspeakable menace of two nuclear armed Islamic States, Pakistan and soon Iran just to name a very few nightmares. Is this a coincidence? Is it a coincidence that all three major religions hold Jerusalem as sacred ground to be fought and died for? A coincidence that Jerusalem is never mentioned in Islam's holiest book, Koran, yet thousands of times in Jewish Scripture!
The truth is that nothing can stop this Cancer from spreading. Not Armed forces, Drone assassinations, Civil laws or security checkpoints. Not even the false panacea of a 'successful' political settlement with Arab Palestinians in Judea/Samaria for 'Palestinian' Statehood there will turn the tide and return the 'Genie' to the 'box'. Those are nothing but band-aids on soon-to-be terminal cancer. And more and more as the nations of the world, including formerly friendly ones in European Capitols and Washington D.C. Quietly have begun to openly question the merits, even the 'legitimacy' of the Jewish State, the situation facing Israel has become dire. Far worse than Iranian nukes is this other threat. Sadly, more and more American Jews have come to question Israeli status in that region. The BDS movement grows on American University campuses, most troubling as it now includes growing numbers of young liberal Jewish students, men and women.
Militarily, politically, philosophically, morally ...Israel is becoming weakened on many fronts. It is not certain the Jewish State can survive much longer under the expanded front.
Unless...The Jewish Nation will do what should have been done in 1967. Remove the Al Aksa from Temple Mount. Restore the balance to the Spiritual Vortex as was intended by the Holy ONE. There Is No Other Way. Yes, it will be painful. The region and world will bleed with Muslim fury and world-violence. For a while. And then, the cancer will die as the Genie of Spiritual imbalance is returned to the Bottle. There Is No Other Way. And Time Is Running Out.




Yoelarry
KOZMAN



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Problem is, Israel is doing it wrong.
Snatch the families of important Palis and Pali sponsors.
Start sending the Palis pieces of the prisoners: fingers, ears, etc.
The kids will be returned.

This is serious. This is how the KGB got their kidnapped diplomatic personnel in Lebanon back back in the 80's.

When dealing with savages, DEAL SAVAGELY.
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Do you know that this is truly a tactic employed by the KGB in a similar circumstance? I'm simply curious. That is, how sure are you and what are your sources? Thanks very much in advance.
-- FF
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Well, Harry....as appealing as your idea sounds to
The emotions of anger we're all having right now, yet
Judaism doesn't condone the type of atrocities our
Enemies in the Islamic world have perfected and standardized
Over their bloody history. Perhaps that ties our hands to
Some degree in fighting our savage foes yet its part
Of what makes us better than them, more just, more
Human...and why we'll ultimately be victorious against
Them even without stooping to their low animalistic levels.
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The Evil genie is out of the Bottle. It all began in 1967 when the Israeli Forces reclaimed all of Jerusalem but in a moment of weakness and misguided secular-Jewish largesse decided to allow the Muslim's Al Aksa Mosque to remain undisturbed on Temple Mount. Temple Mount is a Spiritual Vortex, given to the Jewish Nation to safeguard by the Holy ONE, the Omnipotent Force of all Forces in the Universe, with strict instructions as to what is allowed and forbidden on this most Awesome and powerful Spiritual Powerplant on planet earth. The Jewish People have no Spiritual claim to the Holy Land when they do not fulfill their 'part of the bargain', that is, their G-d given responsibility under the Covenant to serve as
Custodians of the Mount. In effect, fulfilling that responsibility, more than any historical claims or 'legal' titles of ownership is what gives legitimacy to the Jewish possession of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
On a deep and subconscious spiritual level this truth is felt if not understood not only by the European Union and United Nations but particularly by our half brothers in the Muslim world who have rightfully concluded the weakness and spiritual faithlessness of the Jewish Nation in spurning G-d's Will. Their fraudulent possession of Temple Mount and the Israeli Government's complicity in reinforcing of this fraud by officially forbidding any Jewish prayer or even for Jews to set foot there has caused a world-shattering metaphysical imbalance, a short-circuit so to speak.
Since 1967 the cancer of Radical Islam has metastasized world-wide, threatening every civilization with physical and spiritual destruction. The 9-11 attacks, Islamic unrest and Sharia in Europe, everywhere Islam has a presence, the dread and unspeakable menace of two nuclear armed Islamic States, Pakistan and soon Iran just to name a very few nightmares. Is this a coincidence? Is it a coincidence that all three major religions hold Jerusalem as sacred ground to be fought and died for? A coincidence that Jerusalem is never mentioned in Islam's holiest book, Koran, yet thousands of times in Jewish Scripture!
The truth is that nothing can stop this Cancer from spreading. Not Armed forces, Drone assassinations, Civil laws or security checkpoints. Not even the false panacea of a 'successful' political settlement with Arab Palestinians in Judea/Samaria for 'Palestinian' Statehood there will turn the tide and return the 'Genie' to the 'box'. Those are nothing but band-aids on soon-to-be terminal cancer. And more and more as the nations of the world, including formerly friendly ones in European Capitols and Washington D.C. Quietly have begun to openly question the merits, even the 'legitimacy' of the Jewish State, the situation facing Israel has become dire. Far worse than Iranian nukes is this other threat. Sadly, more and more American Jews have come to question Israeli status in that region. The BDS movement grows on American University campuses, most troubling as it now includes growing numbers of young liberal Jewish students, men and women.
Militarily, politically, philosophically, morally ...Israel is becoming weakened on many fronts. It is not certain the Jewish State can survive much longer under the expanded front.
Unless...The Jewish Nation will do what should have been done in 1967. Remove the Al Aksa from Temple Mount. Restore the balance to the Spiritual Vortex as was intended by the Holy ONE. There Is No Other Way. Yes, it will be painful. The region and world will bleed with Muslim fury and world-violence. For a while. And then, the cancer will die as the Genie of Spiritual imbalance is returned to the Bottle. There Is No Other Way. And Time Is Running Out.




Yoelarry
KOZMAN


11 weeks ago
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It should be pointed out that both "settlements" are places where there were Jews BEFORE there was a State of Israel, and they were made Judenrein by the simple expedient of Palestinians doing what they do best - conducting massacres. This is why they were the first areas the Israeli government allowed to be resettled. Gush Etzion is heavily American and is sort of a suburb of Jerusalem. Hebron is the second holiest city in Judaism - i.e., more so than Jerusalem is to Moslems.

(No-one is certain exactly what happened in Kibbutz Har Etzion. The version I was told was that they surrendered to Arab attackers, who proceeded to murder all of the men. The Hebron Massacre of 1929, where the Arab population attempted to murder every Jewish Man, Woman, and Child, is well known - or should be.)
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In '48, kibbutzniks and soldiers in the area were surrounded by Arab Legion (Jordanian forces ultimately under British command) and surrendered. The Jordanians executed them. Many of those who reestablished the kibbutzim after '67 were children of the dead who had been toddlers at the time. That's my understanding.

Note: the 'moderate' Jordanians executed dozens of Jewish prisoners of war then.
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While the responsibility to protect Israelis falls squarely on the shoulders of the Israeli government one cannot escape the fact that it was the Obama administration, Kerry and Clinton at the forefront, that applied constant pressure on Netanyahu to release prisoners irregardless of the obvious and foreseeable consequences.

Of course by doing so he treats us no less well than he does American citizens.

Releasing terrorists to strike again is part of his global agenda.


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Except that Israel was careful not to release anyone who killed an American. After all, their lives actually mean something.
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This is not Nash Equilibrium: “Our goal is to find the boys, bring them home and strike Hamas as hard as possible,” Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said at an Israel Defense Forces press conference.
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Care to elucidate?
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