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Moranne Amit

Moranne Amit

I’m beginning to like The Legal Insurrection Daily, which automatically pulls blog and news items based on my Twitter feed and those I follow on Twitter.

The LI Daily pulls stories I sometimes have not noticed, like this one from the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recalling the 10th Anniversary of the stabbing death of Moranne Amit:

Feb 8, 2002 – Moranne Amit, 25, of Kibbutz Kfar Hanasi was stabbed to death by four Palestinians, aged 14 to 16, while strolling in the Peace Forest, below the Sherover Promenade in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood Friday afternoon.

Moranne Amit, a second year law student at Haifa University, was strolling with her boyfriend Gili Nov, a Jerusalem lawyer, when they were attacked by the group of four youths. She tried to flee, while her boyfriend ran to call for help. Police began an immediate search for Amit but found her only some 40 minutes later. She was taken to Hadassah Hospital, where she later died of her wounds….

Moranne Amit was buried in Kibbutz Kfar Hanasi. She is survived by her parents and two brothers, Yotam and Nadav, as well as a younger sister, Mali.

While on the topic of Israel, be sure to check out How many Israelis will flee? at Israel Matzav:

In the run-up to the 1967 Six Day War, there was so much fear for Israel’s existence that thousands of body bags were prepared. In the few yeshivas that had foreign students at the time, many of the students were summoned home by their parents out of fear for their lives. I am told that after the war ended and the foreign students returned, they were ostracized by their Israeli counterparts, until the Roshei Yeshiva (yeshiva heads) stepped in and said that the boys could not be accused of a lack of faith – they were obeying their parents.

With a war with Iran seemingly looming on the horizon, foreign embassies here are gearing up for the possibility that those Israelis who have dual citizenship could seek to leave – at least temporarily.


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DINORightMarie | February 8, 2012 at 9:28 am

Thanks, especially for that last part.

The 1967 Six Day War is one of my favorite historical events, as it demonstrates one of God’s miracles, and His abiding, never-ending love for His people, Israel.


    I would rather say that it was evidence that, though they may undergo periods of borderline neurotic aversion to conflict, cultures of reason, pursuit of truth, and accomplishment, when push comes to shove, will make minced meat out of shame-cultures wherein greatness and wealth are zero-sum games, the former acquired primarily by degrading, deceiving, and oppressing others in order to construct facades, and the latter either by pillaging the works of others, or simply happening upon it through dumb luck/divine favor.

    That’s not to say that God doesn’t help those who help themselves, however.

DINORightMarie | February 8, 2012 at 9:43 am

BTW – I just read the LI Daily for the first time. Quite impressive!

I like it. Thanks! 🙂

The guys who leave, leave them alone. God always leaves a remnant. Who are we to condemn those who might be that remnant? It would be better if they stood and fought, but they are not running out of fear but out of honor for their parents.

Significant events this week and in January in Israel:

1. Netanyhu warned on January 16, that if Fatah joined with Hamas, Gaza would have to be demilitarized (like the West Bank). Of course, means the Sinai as well.
When Netanyhu speaks, he means business.

2. Fatah/Hamas alliance forged their alliance publically in Qatar.

3. Netanyhu spoke out against it on Sunday, February 5.

4. The US has not spoken against this alliance.

1. The charter of Hamas states its primary goal as the destruction of Israel and all Jews, and a one state Islamist Palestinian state.

2. This language is, however, also written in the Koran and Hadiths the core texts of Islam.

3. Therefore, any Islamic group is no different than Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, AlQueda, Haqqani, et al.

4. 99% of all terrorist groups listed by the US State Dept are Islamist groups.

5. Islam and Sharia law are barbaric, racist, violations of human rights, misogynistic, unjust, and these same texts teach conquest, supremacy, and violent aggression against other peaceful states. This is what Islamic states enact and its followers do – in the form of terrorism.

6. Islam’s proven record is as bad, if not worse than, the KKK, Nazi Germany, Stalin’s Russia, North Korea and Communist China.

7. In a sane rational logical world, unblinded by PC agendas, civilized nations would not have diplomatic or trade relations with Islamic states. (Or with Cuba, China or North Korea)

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Additional events pertaining to Israel and impending additional conflict in the Middle East:

    Israeli hackers take down Hamas’ website –

    US Allied military exercises – Operation Alligator on US East Coast –

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    The problem with Islam is the Koran and the adherents’ perspective on it. That means Islam will never have a reformation, will never coexist peacefully with the two great religions or the minor world religions, will have to be crushed totally since you cannot accept the word of any adherent because of taqqiyah and hudna. I blame Abraham. The lesson for us? The next time Gos tells you your old WIFE is gonna have a kid, wait. Don’t go messing with the household help when you know God didn’t mention her.

    WarEagle82 in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 9, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Just checking in on the religion thing. It is okay to criticize Islam but not the LDS?

My posts are a compendium of other commenters citations and observations. I’m not a military expert.

However, I am not an Islamophobe…I am a person who finds Islam repugnant. repulsive, and therefore reject it as viable, workable system for any civilized society.

Ruth Ginsberg should be investigated (mentally/psychologically and ideologically/politically) for suggesting Egypt not consider the US Constitution and legal framework for their government. Sharia is just plain evil.

As Newt pointed out, Islam needs reforming and Sharia is not compatible with our Constitution or with human rights. Newt pointed out that in the short time since Turkey has been under Islamic Sharia rule, murders of women have increased 1400%. Rape in Islamic countries and where Islam is rising increases exponentially. There is no respect or protection for women or children of either sex in Islam.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    To reform Islam you have to destroy every extant Koran. Since Mo took his stuff from lectionaries of the Iraqi church, mixed it with seriously pagan narratives, if you destroy the Koran, purge the paganism, it will then be possible to hand them the Bible so they’ll get the real story. Then they can decide if they wish to revert to either Judaism or Judaeo-Christianity. As long as the Koran is, no peace is possible.

This tragedy is also a sobering metaphor. What strange cognitive machinations must take place for the anti-Israel crowd to see these muderous Palestinian boys as victims.

Gang-stabbing a young lady strolling through a “peace forest.” My God.

The students who fled most likely had no military training and could be of little use. What bothers me is some Israelis refuse to ever serve in the IDF yet expect others to defend them. The history of the people and of the country seem to make this crazy. We may have a worse situation here with a large fraction of our population that refuse to serve though it has nothing to do with religious convictions, not only that, rather than be grateful for those that do serve, they mock,curse, and scorn them.