Where did HAMAS come from?
I know some people get confused about the facts sometimes so in case you care…HAMAS is an offshoot formed by The Society of the Muslim Brothers (Arabic: جماعة الإخوان المسلمين), shortened to the Muslim Brotherhood (الإخوان المسلمون al-Ikhwān al-Muslimūn), which is a transnational Islamist organization which was founded in Egypt in 1928. 20 YEARS before the formation of Israel by the Islamic scholar and schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna. The motto of the Brotherhood was traditionally, “Believers are but Brothers”. That was expanded into a five-part slogan: “Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”
SO if you believe Hamas was formed in response to the state of Israel being formed YOU ARE WRONG. They are like any other terrorist organization that have the same values and goals as the organization WHICH CREATED THEM and which terrorize not just Israel but Iraq, Syria, and the entire world they touch. Don’t get them confused as freedom fighters because they absolutely ARE NOT or you might as well claim Bin Laden and Al Qaeda as the same.
The citizens of Gaza deserve better, it is truly sad to see Israel be blamed for their oppression. in Israel I saw examples everyday of Arabs and Jews coexisting peacefully, I dare anyone who thinks this way to try and exist peacefully in Gaza, you own’t because they don’t even care enough about their own citizens well-being.
Brandon Robinson explains his lucky opportunities following his work in Israel
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Brandon Robinson WUJS participant takes advantage of his opportunities in Jerusalem
The first of a three part series of time-lapse videos shot for Routes Travel of Israel.
A place with no easy answers to extremely contentious questions… Hebron is not only a controversial city but also a very controversial topic. All I can do is express my opinion on my feelings while visiting and seeing it in person.
I understand the controversy and I see both sides of the argument. It is a tough situation with no clear answer. In the area we visited by the tomb of the Patriarchs and Jacobs burial site it was like a ghost town but with a lot of tension in the area, only a few shops were open for business. We bought 5 shekel(really cheap) falafel from a local Palestinian and met with a few Arabs who live in the area. We also met with a very kind settler and visited a synagogue.
Overall it was a pretty depressing atmosphere. It was not always so safe and there is a reason the security is so tight but I also learned theres a lot of unnecessary hate and finger pointing from both sides that has led to the situation they are in. Ultimately I understand why things are the way they are there, but I also feel, that doesn’t mean it’s an excuse to keep them that way, and hopefully work will be done to change it.
To me… separating people who don’t understand one another only makes the separation between them stronger. Hopefully they will find a way to co-exist and co-educate to start a new generation who don’t start out with their finger already pointed in the opposite direction… I hope but as you can tell by the pictures… the city does not feel very hopeful.
To understand more… here is somewhere to start but you could read about it for days…
Here is a recent article on the topic..
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A commercial I shot while in Jerusalem for Crash the Superbowl
Check out what I’ve been working so hard on while in Israel… Hope you enjoy! Descriptions are on the Vimeo page :-) L’cheim!