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  • The Mission Continues

    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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  • Harav Yisrael Friedman zy”a, the Rebbe of Husyatin

    מוטי, ויקיפדיה העברית

    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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  • Maccabi'im Gravesite

    In honour of Chanukah, we will discuss a fascinating, ongoing investigation attempting to establish the place of burial of Mattisyahu Kohen Gadol and his family.

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But Are They Really Peace Makers?

An award for peace or an accolade to warmongers?

N. Lieberman 20/10/2009 09:00

For over a hundred years the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to selected individuals.

This prize is awarded by the ‘Nobel Peace Prize Center’ which is located in Oslo, the capital city of Norway in northern Europe. The winner of the prize is one who has contributed either to creating peace between nations, bringing-about a cessation of war by means of a peace treaty between warring parties, or the breaking of a vicious cycle of violence in the world by means of diplomacy and imposition of ethical standards and practices.

Many candidates are proposed for consideration for receiving the award. In order to qualify for proposal, each candidate must fulfil certain criteria established by the committee. A candidate can be nominated by a professor, a member of parliament, a past winner of the Nobel Prize, or can qualify according to additional criteria.
Astonishingly, a perusal of the list of candidates in the past reveals that many were dictators or even warmongers, the most infamous among them being Adolf Hitler yimach shmo (of Nazi Germany), Yosef Stalin (of Communist Russia) and Benito Mussolini (of Fascist Italy).

In fact, the previous leader of the Palestinian Authority, the arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat, who had the blood of so many Jews on his hands, was actually a winner of the award. This ‘honour’ was earned due to his signature on the ‘Oslo Accords’ in 1993 ce (5753) together with the State of Israel. The Israeli side was represented by the prime minister of the time, Yitzchak Rabin, and his Foreign Minister and mediator, Shimon Peres, and they also received the award. But of course in the end, no peace resulted from this new process, and no progress was made towards the goal of ‘two nations living side-by-side in peace’.