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Published on: December 1, 2010 06:41 PM
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Shechem - The local Jewish leadership in Judea and Samaria has put up oversized Chanukah menorahs throughout the land of the Forefathers – and the local Arabs don’t seem to like it.

The “WAFA” Palestinian Authority News Agency reported Wednesday about a new large menorah put up at Tapuach Junction, near Shechem, on its Arabic-language website.

“Witnesses said that the menorah was set by a crane near the Za’tara triangle [Tapuach Junction], a few kilometers south of Nablus [Shechem], and pointed out that this region is a center to a number of extremist Jewish settlements.

“The menorah is often used in Jewish religious rituals, and it seeks to impose settler ideology in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] through these actions,” WAFA complained.

David Ha’ivri, Director of the Shomron Liaison Office, said in response: “Chanukah is one of the most nationally identifying holidays of the Jewish people. We celebrate the amazing victories of the Maccabees who fought against all odds and succeeded in freeing our holy city Jerusalem from the Greek invaders and re-lit the candles of the Menorah on the Temple Mount.”

“Historically, all of the battles of the Jewish army under the leadership of Yehudah Maccabee took place within the areas of Judea and Samaria and the most famous of them all was the purification of the Temple Mount.

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“Those are the events that we celebrate for eight days starting tonight. Around the world, Jews will hold public displays of the candle lighting but there is no place more significant for showing the light of Chanukah than Judea and Samaria.”

The Yesha Council, an umbrella group of the Jewish local authorities in Judea and Samaria, is holding public candle-lighting ceremonies on every night of Chanukah except Friday and Saturday evenings, at different sites of Maccabean victories.


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 Dec 01, 2010 at 07:19 PM harvey Says:

let them cry

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 Dec 01, 2010 at 07:30 PM DACON9 Says:

We JEWS also have a display of the arab qassam rockets.
Another display comes to mind shows the arab *grand muftis* jewish victims as a result of walking and teaching hitler how better to torture and kill us.
There is yet another display,. The World Trade Center being rebuilt after 3000 victims.
We JEWS have a living display *THE KIDNAPPED IDF GILAD SHALIT*.
the most prominent display of xtian and arab unity in destroying JEWS is the KOTEL/WESTERN/WAILING WALL.
LET ME REMIND YOU JEWS OF OTHER DISPLAYS BEING DESECRATED OR ATTEMPTS TO TAKE IT OVER BY OUR ***PEACE PARTNERS**
YOSEF HA ZTADDIQ
ROCHEL
OUR FATHERS ABRAHAM YIZTHAQ AND YAACOB

I cant say 6 million graves from the holocaust because many victims were made into lamp shades and soap.

so peace loving tolerant left wing wackos...
remember all of our displays.....

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 Dec 01, 2010 at 07:40 PM dov3521 Says:

Arabs were always bothering us since the world was created and will always untill mochiach comes,if they realy don't like it to bad on them let them all rot in hell

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 Dec 01, 2010 at 07:52 PM Leon Zacharowicz Says:

If Jews cannot freely light Chanukah menorahs in the land where the miracles occurred, where can they light? Are Jews, Christians, Hindus, or Buddhists allowed to practice their religion in Saudi Arabia? No. Should Jews be allowed to practice their religion in the Land of Israel? Yes.

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 Dec 01, 2010 at 09:01 PM Baruch Mordechai Verona Says:

2300 years ago, there were Yidden in Eretz Yisrael who were saying, "Shabbos, Kashrus, Tefillin, Tumah, Tahara, ... Who needs this? We could be Hellenists like the Greeks. They're happy. They're successful."

I imagine Yehuda HaMaccabee traveling up and down the highways of Eretz Yisrael posting the following sign on billboards.

"You can stay with Torah-ism, or go to Hellenism!"

[Why do you think it's called, "Hellenism?"]

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 Dec 01, 2010 at 09:12 PM PrettyBoyFloyd Says:

And I'm upset about an Arab presence anywhere in the holy land. Deal with it, or get out.

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 Dec 01, 2010 at 10:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Don't the Arabs constantly state "It is not the Jews that we are against, only the Zionists". I guess their attitude pertaining to the Menorahs, disproves that argument.

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 Dec 01, 2010 at 11:51 PM Sherree Says:

We Jews have a problem with the display of their speakers and the loud pronouncements of prayers all hours of the day and night that WE JEWS are subjected to throughout the Jewish Land!!!!

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 Dec 02, 2010 at 01:43 AM LAGIRL Says:

Who ever wrote this article: Why do you say "oversized" menorah?? That really puts the mitzvah of putting up the menorahs in JEWISH Land in a negative light. Why not say. They put up big, beautiful menorahs! Like you are proud of it!

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 Dec 02, 2010 at 07:27 AM cool masmid Says:

Reply to #2  
DACON9 Says:

We JEWS also have a display of the arab qassam rockets.
Another display comes to mind shows the arab *grand muftis* jewish victims as a result of walking and teaching hitler how better to torture and kill us.
There is yet another display,. The World Trade Center being rebuilt after 3000 victims.
We JEWS have a living display *THE KIDNAPPED IDF GILAD SHALIT*.
the most prominent display of xtian and arab unity in destroying JEWS is the KOTEL/WESTERN/WAILING WALL.
LET ME REMIND YOU JEWS OF OTHER DISPLAYS BEING DESECRATED OR ATTEMPTS TO TAKE IT OVER BY OUR ***PEACE PARTNERS**
YOSEF HA ZTADDIQ
ROCHEL
OUR FATHERS ABRAHAM YIZTHAQ AND YAACOB

I cant say 6 million graves from the holocaust because many victims were made into lamp shades and soap.

so peace loving tolerant left wing wackos...
remember all of our displays.....

What an eloqoent response. You're right on the money. We need more clear thinking and fair minded people out there as yourself. Thanks from all of us.

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 Dec 02, 2010 at 08:36 AM username Says:

That's right. There sit our celebrations of victory over assimilation. Eat your heart out!!

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 Dec 02, 2010 at 10:30 AM Berl Says:

We have to suffer with their green lights and the guy with a belly ache 5 times a day let them suffer with our Chanukiot. They are reptiles and rodents who live in darkness so of course LIGHT frightens them

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 Dec 02, 2010 at 10:50 AM ALLAN Says:

Reply to #4  
Leon Zacharowicz Says:

If Jews cannot freely light Chanukah menorahs in the land where the miracles occurred, where can they light? Are Jews, Christians, Hindus, or Buddhists allowed to practice their religion in Saudi Arabia? No. Should Jews be allowed to practice their religion in the Land of Israel? Yes.

Leon...if there was a prize for the best post of the day...I would suggest you get it! Very well said!
#'s 2. 6, 7 , 8 and are also great posts.

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