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By Tamar Yonah
12/11/2008, 12:00 AM

Two general announcements:

1) Message from Daniel Pinner re: Noam Federman

2) New Show Segment

 

1) Message from Daniel Pinner re: Noam Federman

ARE YOU SEETHING WITH FRUSTRATION AT THE POGROM AGAINST NOAM FEDERMAN AND HIS FAMILY?

 
It was at 1:30 in the morning of 27th Tishrei (26th October) that the black-uniformed pogromchiks of the Yassam (Special Patrol Unit) attacked Noam Federman and his family, smashed the windows and broke down the doors of their home in Kiryat Arba, threw the entire family out onto the cold streets, and crushed their house into rubble. Everything they had - wedding albums, clothes, oven, fridge, the children's toys and games, furniture - eighteen years of their lives - all was ruined in a matter of minutes.
 
                      Noam and Elisheva Federman
 
Noam, his wife Elisheva, an their 17-year-old daughter were attacked by the police, and then arrested for the crime of trying to defend their home.
 
 
Even Arab terrorists, even the families of suicide terrorists who openly applaud their dead sons' murderous attacks, are not treated this harshly. They, at least, have a few days to appeal to the courts - or at the very least, a few hours to salvage their possessions, dress their children, and find somewhere else to live.
 
A month later, on 27th Heshvan (25th November), a Jerusalem Peace Court Judge, Moshe Drori, rejected the State's request that Noam be barred from entering Judea and Samaria - including his own home! He castigated, in spectacularly harsh terms, the Supreme Court ("a court of Sodom"), the Prosecution who made this outrageous request ("disproportionate" and "unconstitutional"), and the police who carried out this pogrom.
 
The Federman family is still living in a tent, they still lack the basic needs, and winter is already here.
 
(Below) Daniel Pinner
 
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
For a change, this is NOT an appeal for money. Noam wants to publicise Judge Moshe Drori's ruling as widely as possible - particularly in the USA. For this, he wants the judgement translated into English.
 
Noam emailed me the entire judgement - 70 pages long - and I am working on translating it. Because the Federman family are unable to pay for tranlsation services, I have taken this pro bono. However, the result is that translating a 70-page document will take weeks.
 
If you are able to translate a page or two and are willing to donate a few hours of your time, please contact me at haggadat.haraayon@gmail.com. Tell me how many pages you are willing to translate, and I will email you the appropriate amount. Please do not be daunted: even a bad translation will speed up this crucial project. Rely on me to do the final proofreading and editing, so even if you do not fully understand Hebrew legal terms, or do not know English legal terminology, or write English as a second lamguage, email me a partial translation, or a translation with gaps in it.
 
This is a very practical way, that will cost you nothing, that you can help Noam and his family get their lives back. More - by publicising the outrage in the USA, by involving famous lawyers such as Alan Dershowitz, we can [maybe] embarass the Israeli government sufficiently to prevent them perpetrating this kind of anti-Jewish terror in the future.
 
I am turning to you, the readership of Arutz 7, confident that some of you can help me in this holy task. Please do not disappoint me.
 
With love of Israel,
 
Daniel Pinner.
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2) New Show Segment
 
Shifra Hoffman from Victims Of Arab Terror and Shuva will be joining the Weekend Edition radio show with me. The new segment every week is called, ""Jewish Activism with Shifra Hoffman".  Shifra is a grandmother, yet fiestier and tougher than most women half her age. If you go to a demonstration, you'll most likely find Shifra Hoffman there - with a sign.  She's been arrested, roughed up, but not beaten!  Make sure to turn in every week to hear what activism she and others are doing here in Israel.  The Weekend Edition airs every Sunday 8-10am Eastern and 3-5pm in Israel.