We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East. (From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

Friday, 4 January 2013

An American Jewish Ambassador's Murder Worth Its Weight In Jihadist Gold

American diplomat Gerald M. Feierstein,  who has served extensively in the Middle East and was for some time based in Washington, DC, working for the Bureau of Counterterrorism, became US Ambassador to Yemen in 2010.

Now, there's a price on his head.

Observes Lori Loewenthal Marcus in an article published today:
'Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is offering gold worth more than $100,000 to anyone who will kill the Jewish U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Gerald M. Feierstein, as well as more than $20,000 for anyone who kills a U.S. serviceman in Yemen....
According to the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, the audio explained that the bounties were offered by Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) "to encourage our Muslim Ummah (nation), and to expand the circle of the jihad (holy war) by the masses".
AQAP is regarded as the most dangerous branch of Osama bin Laden’s terrorist group.  In September, AQAP called for increased violence and protests directed at U.S. diplomats worldwide.  The terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi Libya, which led to the death of U.S. Amb. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, is believed to have been carried out by AQAP.
On the day after the attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Mary Feierstein received a phone call from her diplomat husband, to assure her that he was fine.  Mrs. Feierstein told a Philadelphia-area newspaper on September 13, that her husband was not worried about his safety.
But that was before Ambassador Feierstein was specifically targeted by AQAP.
Feierstein’s religion is of particular concern. On numerous websites, much is made of Feierstein’s Jewishness, with the usual claims of Zionist control of foreign countries and connections to the Mossad.....'
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1 comment:

  1. And seeing how Hillary worries about the safety of non Jewish ambassadors in the mideast, I would quit my job and leave if I were him.

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