NY synagogue, Israeli settler leader calls for assassination of
Exclusive report from
a speech at a New York synagogue Wednesday (3/18/09) night, Nadia
Matar, a leader of the Israeli settlers' group "Women in Green,"
called for the assassination of Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the
Palestinian Authority, as a way of bringing peace to
Cartoon from Women in Green
Just as Churchill understood that in
order to bring peace to Europe, "he had to destroy the Nazi beast,"
Matar explained, "today we must destroy all the terrorist
organizations. We must kill all the terrorist leaders, starting
with Mahmoud Abbas and all others...Nobody had any moral qualms at
destroying the Nazi regime. We have to abolish the Oslo Agreements,
there's no difference between the PA, the Islamic Jihad, the Hamas,
whatever names you have, they're all terrorists and we cannot have
peace with them."
Matar then urged the crowd at the Safra Synagogue on the Upper East
Side to make tax-deductible donations to Women in Green by writing checks to the Central Fund
our site has reported, the Central Fund is a U.S. charity
group that supports Jewish settler militias. It has received
donations from leading figures in the American Jewish community,
including James Tisch, the CEO of Loews, Michael Milken the
banker/philanthropist, Alan C. (Ace) Greenberg, the former ceo of
Bear Stearns, and actor Kirk Douglas. The Fund is housed at a
fabric store on Sixth Avenue called Marcus Fabrics and
administered by Arthur and Hadassah
live in New York, and their son Jay, who lives in Efrat, the West
Bank settlement where Nadia Matar also lives.
Matar, who was born in Belgium and moved to Israel 20 years ago,
thanked the Safra Synagogue rabbi, Elie
Abadie, who is associated with Yeshiva University,
her visit. It was her third appearance in a tour of the
build support for the Jewish colonists of the West