Video Dispatch 32: Bibi to BBC: “Are we living on the same planet?” (& other videos)

October 22, 2015

I attach a number of videos and other links below. You can also see other videos relating to the present “stabbing intifada” here.

Stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians, encouraged by the western-funded “moderate” Palestinian Authority, continued this morning, this time in the central Israeli town of Bet Shemesh. Two Palestinian terrorists tried to board a school bus full of young children, and were prevented from doing so by a brave 18-year-old security guard who was stabbed as he struggled with the terrorists before they were shot by police. Disgracefully, the BBC World Service radio anchor wrongly implied this morning that Jews had stabbed Arabs today.

-- Tom Gross



1. Israel’s Prime Minister to the BBC: “Are we living on the same planet?”
2. Arab Israelis: We all pay the price for the murderous incitement of Arab politicians
3. Israeli tourists rescue drowning Syrian refugees (& Syrian opposition to address Israeli conference)
4. “I want to stab a Jew,” young girl tells her father (a teacher), while holding a carving knife
5. A nation without a foreign minister…
6. Other links

[Notes below by Tom Gross]


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loses his cool after receiving yet another question that bore no relation to reality from a BBC correspondent, this time one from the BBC’s lead foreign correspondents Lyse Doucet.



Fiery words from Lucy Aharish. Lucy is an Israeli-Arab Muslim TV journalist. Unsurprisingly, the (often self-hating) Israeli Jewish paper Haaretz then ran an op-ed criticizing Aharish for these remarks.


(In the past, Lucy Aharish has also interviewed me a number of times, for example here and here.)



This video is from October 18, 2015: on the very day more Israelis were being murdered by Arabs, a group of Israeli tourists off the coast of Greece, rescued 11 Syrian refugees (including children) whose boat had capsized, and brought them to safety. Four of the refugees had already drowned in the water.


Tom Gross adds: The Israeli government, Israeli NGOs and ordinary citizens have been saving the lives of Syrian civilians through the Syrian war, as has been documented on this dispatch list over the past four years. Several senior members of the pro-democracy Syrian opposition subscribe to this email list and some will speak next week to a conference in Israel, details of which are confidential for the time being. (Update, 22.10.15, 5 pm: The conference has been postponed for a few weeks because of the security situation in Israel.)



“Allah willing, my dear, you will,” her father, a Jordanian-Palestinian teacher tells his daughter in this clip he posted on Facebook.

There are hundreds of other clips like this being spread around by anti-Semites on Facebook, twitter and other social media.



At the present time, because of Israel’s less than satisfactory electoral system that makes coalition building involving a multitude of parties extremely difficult, Israel has no full-time foreign minister.

Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Tzipi Hotovely of the Likud party, is relatively low profile. Here is an interveiw with her for those that don’t know her.

(Israeli PM Netanyahu has repeatedly offered the job of foreign minister to opposition leader Isaac Herzog and invited the Labor Party to join his collation.)


(These links were already posted on my public Facebook page.)

This first video is horrific. It was widely circulated on Facebook and twitter before YouTube removed the video from the channel where it was first posted, but it was still available elsewhere on YouTube and on Facebook.

* Instructional Palestinian video shows Palestinians how to sharpen knives for stabbing Jews.

* For 32 years, Dutch Christian Marike Veldman has been running a foster home in East Jerusalem, taking care of Arab children who came from difficult backgrounds, but being stabbed multiple times in a terror attackon the number 78 bus in west Jerusalem last week has managed to shake her sense of security to its core.

* Jubilant Palestinians Hand Out Candy to Celebrate Deadly Attack in Beer Sheva; Hamas Calls Carnage ‘Heroic Act’

* Palestinian paper publishes interview with veteran terrorist stabber about how to draw blood. The interviewee, Amar Abu Sarhan, stabbed three Israelis in October 1990 and was jailed until being released in the 2011 Gilad Shalit deal, which saw 1,027 terrorists go free.

* Pro-Palestinian protesters in Sweden chant ‘slaughter the Jews’

* If the media reported previous acts of violence like they are now reporting those against Israeli civilians

* Germany police shoot Berlin Islamist after knife attack - BBC News. There are knife attacks in Europe too, but in this case (unlike when Jews are slashed and gutted in knife and machete attacks) the BBC reports it in a straightforward fashion and calls the perpetrator an Islamist (but never does so when Islamists murder Jews in Israel).



Other dispatches in this video series can be seen here:

* Video dispatch 1: The Lady In Number 6

* Video dispatch 2: Iran: Zuckerberg created Facebook on behalf of the Mossad

* Video dispatch 3: Vladimir Putin sings “Blueberry Hill” (& opera in the mall)

* Video dispatch 4: While some choose boycotts, others choose “Life”

* Video dispatch 5: A Jewish tune with a universal appeal

* Video dispatch 6: Carrying out acts of terror is nothing new for the Assad family

* Video dispatch 7: A brave woman stands up to the Imam (& Cheering Bin Laden in London)

* Video dispatch 8: Syrians burn Iranian and Russian Flags (not Israeli and U.S. ones)

* Video Dispatch 9: “The one state solution for a better Middle East...”

* Video dispatch 10: British TV discovers the next revolutionary wave of Israeli technology

* Video dispatch 11: “Freedom, Freedom!” How some foreign media are reporting the truth about Syria

* Video dispatch 12: All I want for Christmas is...

* Video dispatch 13: “Amazing Israeli innovations Obama will see (& Tchaikovsky Flashwaltz!)

* Video dispatch 14: Jon Stewart under fire in Egypt (& Kid President meets Real President)

* Video dispatch 15: A rare 1945 BBC recording: Survivors in Belsen sing Hatikvah (& “No Place on Earth”)

* Video dispatch 16: Joshua Prager: “In search for the man who broke my neck”

* Video dispatch 17: Pushback against the “dictator Erdogan” - Videos from the “Turkish summer”

* Video dispatch 18: Syrian refugees: “May God bless Israel”

* Video dispatch 19: An uplifting video (& ‘Kenya calls in Israeli special forces to help end mall siege’)

* Video dispatch 20: No Woman, No Drive: First stirrings of Saudi democracy?

* Video dispatch 21: Al-Jazeera: Why can’t Arab armies be more humane like Israel’s?

* Video dispatch 22: Jerusalem. Tel Aviv. Beirut. Happy.

* Video dispatch 23: A nice moment in the afternoon

* Video dispatch 24: How The Simpsons were behind the Arab Spring

* Video dispatch 25: Iranians and Israelis enjoy World Cup love-in (& U.S. Soccer Guide)

* Video dispatch 26: Intensifying conflict as more rockets aimed at Tel Aviv

* Video dispatch 27: Debating the media coverage of the current Hamas-Israel conflict

* Video dispatch 28: CNN asks Hamas: “Do you really believe Jews slaughter Christians?” (& other items)

* Video dispatch 29: “Fighting terror by day, supermodels by night” (& Sign of the times)

* Video dispatch 30: How to play chess when you’re an ISIS prisoner (& Escape from Boko Haram)

* Video dispatch 31: Incitement to kill

* Video Dispatch 32: Bibi to BBC: “Are we living on the same planet?” (& other videos)

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