Sunday, June 24, 2012

24-Jun-12: A request to our readers

Freshly married terrorists at their highly-publicized wedding ceremony
last week. Sentenced to seventeen life sentences between them, and laughing. 
Many of you have told us how important it is that the facts outlined in Frimet Roth's recent article about the Tamimis be made available in the Hebrew language so that it can start to have an effect on Israeli public opinion. We agree.

We previously asked for your help last year (see "14-Oct-11: Please sign a petition to keep this particular terrorist behind bars"). Close to ten thousand of you signed our petition in the three days that were available to us at that time. Now we have another request.

Frimet's article is entitled "So you thought Netanyahu is tough on terrorism? Not exactly". It was posted on this blog last week and cross-posted the same day on the Times of Israel website. She wrote it after the initial supportive media coverage came from the good people at Israel National News some days earlier. 

Malki, of blessed memory 
A cry of anguish, Frimet's op ed concerns the murderer of our daughter Malki (that's Malki's picture on the left) and the gift granted to the murderer earlier this month by the government of Israel. The narrative has numerous aspects from which the Israeli public has been shielded until now. We don't know why.

On Sunday June 24, Israel's newspaper of record, Haaretz, published Frimet's op-ed article in Hebrew. It's entitled "נדיבים לרוצחים", meaning "Being Generous to the Murderers". 

Here's our request. 

If you have Hebrew speaking friends or acquaintances who you feel should become aware of what has taken place in this sad and worrying extended affair, please point them to today's article in Haaretz - נדיבים לרוצחים. For your English-speaking friends, please refer them to the English version of the same article (here on our blog). We have nothing more than this to ask. People should simply know.

Please also mention to those friends that the two convicted terrorist/murderers about whom Frimet writes were married in a highly-publicized wedding ceremony (including live TV coverage - this was a major event in the Arab world) in Amman, Jordan, on June 16. As far as we can tell, not a single Israeli news source has reported this until now. 

A snapshot of the blissful couple, one of many such pictures to appear in the Arab media in this past week, appears at the top of this blog posting.

At the suggestion of friends and in view of the large numbers of people visiting this blog for the first time as a result of the message above, we decided to add a photo of our murdered daughter Malki (1985-2001) above, in the body of this post. Malki's life was stolen from us in the very cruelest way when she was just fifteen, in the massacre at the Sbarro restaurant in the heart of Jerusalem. We honor her memory by providing support to families caring at home for a special-needs child. The not-for-profit organization that we created for this purpose is called the Malki Foundation, otherwise known as Keren Malki or קרן מלכי. Its website has much more about Malki herself and about the fine work that is done daily in her memory. Please visit it when you can, and please let your friends know about it too.

1 comment:

ann said...

Dear Frimet and Arnold,

I would like to wipe the smile right off that evil woman's face. Please take some consolation in the fact that every decent human being that knows of this is also outraged the unrepentant murderer of your daughter was not only released,but is also being allowed to marry, and have a family that your child and her other victims were denied because of her murderous deeds.

I have lost any respect I ever had for Mr. Netanyahu after this,and I hope God punishes him for the cruel,cold way he has treated both of you.