Jerusalem ‘terrorist attack’: Avraham Goldberg was a peace-loving grandfather from Liverpool

Family pays tribute to the British grandfather stabbed to death at a Jerusalem synagogue

Avraham Goldberg was a “peace-loving” and “tolerant” grandfather, his family has said.

“Apparently he was the first one they shot at,” his cousin, Michelle Hirschfield, told The Independent. “These kids that killed him were working in the local grocery shop down the road; they had jobs there,” she claimed.

The bodies of her 68-year-old cousin and the other three shot dead are said to have been “hacked to pieces with knives and hatchets,” she said.

It is an “extremely upsetting” time for the family. “I’ve obviously been shaken, very shaken.”

Ms Hirschfield, a 63-year-old lawyer from London, said: “We were brought up in Liverpool together. He was an only child and I’m one of five children, and he was like our surrogate brother.” Continue reading

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Iran’s assets in Canada include more than $2.6-million held in 13 different bank accounts, Ottawa reveals

Stewart Bell | 13/09/09 | Last Updated: 13/09/10 1:36 AM ET
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Wayne Cuddington / Ottawa CitizenThe Embassy of Iran on Metcalfe St. in Ottawa after Foreign Minister John Baird announced, diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran have been suspended.

Iran’s assets in Canada

Non-Diplomatic Assets

Iranian Cultural Centre, 2 Robinson Ave., Ottawa

Parking spot, 36A-570 Laurier Ave., W, Ottawa

RBC account 8649493, Higher Education Advisory

Scotia Bank account 40006-04451-18, Higher Education Advisory, $1.9-million

RBC account 00006-1029586, $203,000

RBC account 8649589, €333,000

RBC account 108-99-45

RBC account 108-99-52

RBC account 864-95-89

RBC account 864-95-74

Scotia Bank account 04654-10

Scotia Bank account GIC 17465324

Scotia Bank Visa account

CIBC Trust account 48 06816

CIBC Trust account 48 06719

BMO account 1051 017

Supreme Court of B.C., File S071189 $325,000 (This is a judgment awarded to the Iranian shipping lines. The money is frozen under UN sanctions)

Diplomatic Assets

Embassy of Iran, 245 Metcalfe St., Ottawa

Official residence, 524 Acadia Ave., Ottawa

Staff quarters, 1202-570 Laurier Ave. W, Ottawa

RBC account 00006-1089978

Scotia Bank account 400060030112

The federal government has identified millions of dollars worth of Iranian state assets in Canada, ranging from bank accounts to a parking spot, that may now be claimed by victims of terrorist groups sponsored by the Islamic republic.

The list of Iran’s 22 Canadian assets was to be released by the Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday to help victims who want to collect damages from Iran due to the regime’s support for terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas.

A copy of the list obtained in advance by the National Post includes the Iranian Cultural Centre in Ottawa, a parking spot in the capital, 13 bank accounts containing more than $2.6-million, a VISA account and $325,000 currently frozen under United Nations sanctions. Continue reading

Parallels of History: "the end of war is nigh"

Monday, November 26, 2012

clip_image002While Syria slaughters its own people and Cairo burns yet again, idealism reveals again, that war is to be left in the dustbins of history.  Similar predictions were made in 1909, just 4 years before the first World War, and in the 1930’s by Neville Chamberlain, on the eve of the Second World War.  In the 90’s, Clinton slashed our military with the idealism that the world would be a safer place.  It ignored the rising attacks by Islamist Terrorists and declarations of war by al-Qaeda, in hopes it would just go away.  It claimed terrorism was a law enforcement problem, and should be tried in court, rather than prosecuted by militaries.

Zero Ponsdorf of This Ain’t Hell points out the latest prediction of the impending future world of peace.  And some blame the realism of Veterans, of the fact that Sovereign Nations maintain standing Armies for self-defense, that wars continue.  Evidently, some believe that if Nations will just give up the means to defend themselves, then dictatorships will stop trying to take over their land and people.

Meanwhile, in the real world, the Communist Central Party of China has selected their new set of leaders, without ANY input from their Chinese subjects and are publishing new passports with maps of claiming the territory of several Pacific Nations, from the Philipines, to India, to Korea, to Japan, and of course Taiwan.

clip_image004Communist China has been using the profits of the lead coated toys it sells to our kids, to buy modern battleships, aircraft carriers, and troop transports.  It has taken over from the Soviets in stealing our technology, for such things as the Stealth Fighter which the Obama Administration decided was unneeded for our own military.  It has doubled its military spending in the last decade, and continues to increase it by double digits.  And now, it is making claims on the islands of the Pacifics in a manner reminiscent of 1930’s Japan.  The one thing that has contained China’s military threat for decades is being erased: its inability to project the power of its 4.5 Million man Military.

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Hamas Leaders Say No Attacks On Israel During War With Iran

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U.K. media is reporting that Hamas leaders have denied that the organization will attack Israel in the course of any war with Iran. According to a BBC report:

Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas, say they will not help Iran militarily in any conflict between Israel and the Islamic Republic.  There is speculation in Israel that if it attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities, it could face rocket fire from Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon.  Both are long-time allies of Iran.  But Mahmoud Zahhar, a senior leader of Hamas in Gaza, denied the group would get involved and told the BBC: “We are not part of any political axis.”  ”If Israel attacks us we will respond. If they don’t, we will not get involved in any other regional conflict,” he added.  Mr Zahhar questioned Hamas’s ability to offer support from the Palestinian territory to the south of Israel, even if it wanted to.  ”Don’t exaggerate our power. We are still suffering from the occupation, the siege and two wars in recent years,” he said.  Israel tightened its blockade of Gaza in 2007 after Hamas seized control of the territory from forces loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah movement.  Ideological differences Another senior Hamas official in Gaza, who did not want to be named, also insisted that Hamas would stay out of any conflict between Israel and Iran.

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Last Week Alone: 22,916 Tons of Good and Gas Entered Gaza

Posted on February 15, 2012

Every day, thousands of trucks containing shipments of civilian goods enter Gaza.

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Gaza Strip land crossing activities for the last week

Overall, 921 truckloads carrying 22,916 tons of civilian goods were unloaded at the crossings between February 5th and February 11th. Israel strives to allow normal civilian life in Gaza,

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Wikileaks (Stratfor): Mabhouh hit was subcontracted by the Mossad

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

clip_image001I’m sure that many of you remember Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, the Hamas murderer who was liquidated in his Dubai hotel room in January 2010, allegedly by the Mossad.
One of the Stratfor email chains that was released by Wikileaks on Monday claims that the Mossad did not liquidate Mabhouh itself. According to the email – which unfortunately has no further follow-up that I have seen – Mabhouh’s demise was brought about by a subcontractor acting on the Mossad’s behalf. (Unlike previous emails I have posted, this one is in reverse chronological order).

Email-ID 1593553
Date 2010-06-14 16:41:36
From burton@stratfor.com
To sean.noonan@stratfor.com, tactical@stratfor.com
I have VERY good information this was a contract job. The mission was contracted by the MOSSAD. In essence, subbed out under contract. The last few hits have been subbed out. I also have VERY good information that the Iranian physicist hit was also a subbed out job. More in person at the T meeting Tuesday, can’t put anything in writing.
Sean Noonan wrote:
> Ah, that makes more sense. That daily mail story was pretty sensationalized.

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IranDaily Brief February 13, 2012 – Full Report

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International Affair

Ahmadinejad: “God willing, the world will witness the inauguration of great achievements in the nuclear sphere in a few days”

Key Points:

  • Nuclear power: great nuclear achievements to be revealed in a few days – Ahmadinejad spoke at length about Iran’s achievements during the revolutionary years and said, “You have witnessed, and the whole world has witnessed, that the domineering powers put enormous pressure [on Iran] to prevent the Iranian nation from becoming nuclear. Today, we can witness that the Iranian nation has become a nuclear power and is answering most of its needs on its own… all the needs of the Iranian people will be provided for by Iranian scientists in the near future and, God willing, the world will witness the inauguration of great achievements in the nuclear sphere in a few days.”
  • Presents optimistic statistics for Iranian economyOver the past two years, more than USD 15 billion have been saved in gasoline consumption alone, and the money has been given to the people. Two or three years ago, and until last year, we imported petrol. Today, I am proud to announce that we are among the main exporters of petrol and gasoline in the world. A miracle has happened in non-oil exports, which are the indicator of economic activities, we have also succeeded in controlling imports, and the Iranian stock market is the most efficient market in the world, showing our economic revival.
  • Meddling of arrogant countries will not lead nations to freedom – The regional (Arab) governments should be aware that enemy (Western countries)  is seeking to save the Zionist regime and are therefore seeking to sow discord among governments, nations and followers of various religions. These governments, standing today alongside America and some European countries to save the Zionist regime and suppressing the resistance of freedom seeking people, should know that their turn will come tomorrow. When there is a line of resistance (against US and Israel) the US pays attention to them, but if the line of resistance is broken, they will be thrown away. They are not true friends. They will sacrifice you. Return to the Prophet Mohammed’s pure religion… first and foremost we should believe in God. Afterwards, we must stand firm against the domination of the US and the West in the region, the aggressive and artificial Zionist regime and the occupation of Palestine. All of our problems stem from US domination and the existence of the Zionist regime. All dictatorships in the region and the world are supported by the US and the Zionist regime. Continue reading