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  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • Israel accuses US of bias over State Department caution

    08/09/2010 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 8/8/10 | Adrian Blomfield
    Israel has accused the United States of bias and rewarding terrorism after the State Department urged Americans visiting Eilat to exercise caution following a rocket attack on the Red Sea resort. Israel's tourism ministry on Sunday said it was angered because the State Department had not issued a separate advisory warning of similar dangers in the nearby Jordanian city of Aqaba. Suspected Islamist militants last week fired five rockets on Eilat, Israel's only city on the Red Sea, one of which went astray and killed a Jordanian national in Aqaba, which lies on the other side of the bay. There...
  • 4 Rockets Fall In South; None Injured ["near Kibbutz Nahal Oz"]

    07/24/2010 11:40:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 27+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 07.24.10, 23:50 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Police are working to figure out the origin of the rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip Saturday evening and exploded near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, without causing damage or injures. A total of four rockets and two mortar shells were fired at Israel on Saturday, causing no injuries. An initial examination revealed that the rocket fired at Nahal Oz was manufactured using professional means, most likely outside of the borders of the Gaza Strip. The rocket had a diameter of 115 millimeters, and police sappers were working to locate fragments of it to be tested."
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Air Force strikes in Gaza; 2 injured

    03/18/2010 11:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 225 replies · 2,589+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET NEWS.com (Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story) ^ | First Published: 03.19.10, 01:30;Latest Update: 03.19.10, 01:47 / Israel News | n/a
    "Air Force strikes in Gaza" SNIPPET: "IDF retaliates for deadly Qassam attack: Air Force hits several Gaza targets, including metal foundry, smuggling tunnel; Vice PM Shalom says Israel to offer strong response to rocket attack that killed Thai worker Thursday" SNIPPET: "IDF aircraft struck at least four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said." SNIPPET: "Israel also sent a letter of complaint to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is due to visit Israel at the weekend,...
  • Kearsarge Awarded Combat Action Ribbon

    12/15/2005 3:32:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 993+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Dec 15, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class Bretta Heath
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon in December for action while in Aquaba, Jordan, in August. The Combat Action Ribbon is awarded to a ship’s crew when the safety of the ship and crew is endangered by enemy attack - such as a ship engaged by shore fire - and the ship’s crew performance is considered satisfactory. Kearsarge’s robust force protection measures thwarted a terrorist attack while pierside in Aquaba with USS Ashland (LSD 48) Aug. 19 in support of Exercise Infinite Moonlight, a two-week training exercise between...
  • South Korean vehicles seized by armed militants in Iraq

    10/18/2005 2:55:11 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 388+ views
    Yonhap News (South Korea) ^ | October 18, 2005
    SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Yonhap) -- A total of 14 South Korean vehicles carrying aid shipments for the Iraqi people have been seized by unidentified armed militants in Iraq since last month, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. But no South Korean nationals were captured or detained during the seizures, the ministry said, adding that the vehicles all belong to the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). "The South Korean vehicles were seized near Baghdad by some armed militants on two occasions, Sept. 19 and 21, while transporting aid materials from the Jordanian port of Aqaba to Baghdad," the ministry said in...
  • Video shows Aqaba attack aftermath (Losers)

    08/25/2005 4:46:44 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 563+ views
    DUBAI: A group linked to Al Qaeda frontman in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi posted footage on the Internet yesterday of the immediate aftermath of last week’s rocket attacks on US warships in the Jordanian port of Aqaba. The three-minute film, posted by the Islamic Media Centre on an Islamic website, shows two US warships moored in Aqaba, damage to a warehouse and a vehicle as well as security officers inspecting a rocket in a crater. Zarqawi’s group, the Al Qaeda Organisation in the Land of Two Rivers, has claimed the attacks that killed one Jordanian soldier. “Their attacks have struck...
  • Zarqawi Network Claims Jordanian Attack ~~ Attackers set Timers and RAN~~ where are the Martyrs?

    08/23/2005 9:18:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 130+ views
    captainsquartersblog.com ^ | August 23, 2005 | Captain Ed
    The spokesman for the Zarqawi/al-Qaeda network in Iraq claimed responsibility for the attack last week on two American Navy amphibious craft, rocket attacks that missed their targets and killed a Jordanian military officer instead: The Internet statement was signed Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, the spokesman for Al-Qaida in Iraq. That group is headed by the Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, blamed for a rash of kidnappings, killings and attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq. Jordan said Monday it had arrested a Syrian, one of four men allegedly involved in the attack. The captured man's two sons and the Iraqi leader of the...
  • Is Jordan Al Qaeda's next 'front'?

    08/23/2005 11:33:46 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8/23/05 | Matthew Clark
    Jordanian authorities announced Monday that they had arrested a "prime suspect" in the rocket attack on two US warships in the Jordanian port of Aqaba, reports The New York Times. Friday's attack missed the two US vessels moored in Aqaba for training exercises, but killed one Jordanian soldier and severely wounded another. It was the most serious attempt to harm Western interests in Jordan since US diplomat Lawrence Foley was murdered in the capital of Amman in 2002. Hours after Jordan announced the suspect's arrest, Al Qaeda in Iraq – headed by now-infamous Jordanian militant, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi – claimed...
  • Al-Zarqawi group claims attack on U.S. ships

    08/23/2005 7:42:13 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 17 replies · 782+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2005 | Associated Press
    Jordan arrests Syrian allegedly part of Iraq-based terrorist group AMMAN, Jordan - Al-Qaida in Iraq said on Tuesday it was behind a failed rocket attack on U.S. Navy ships in Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba, according to an Internet statement. The group, led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said those who carried out the strike last Friday had fled to safety. “The rockets were fired at their targets -- a group of ships belonging to the crusader American forces -- in Aqaba and Eliat," the statement said. “We would like to tell you that we delayed claiming this...
  • Jordan says Syrian militants behind rocket attack

    08/23/2005 9:24:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 284+ views
    Yahoo via Reuters ^ | August 23,, 2005 | Suleiman al-Khalidi
    Jordan says Syrian militants behind rocket attack By Suleiman al-Khalidi1 hour, 44 minutes ago Syrian militants linked to al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, were behind last week's rocket attack on U.S. warships in the Red Sea port of Aqaba, Jordanian security officials said on Tuesday. Zarqawi's Sunni Muslim group claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, in which the rockets missed their targets, but hit a warehouse and a hospital, killing a Jordanian soldier, and struck the Israeli port of Eilat.An Internet statement said those who had carried out the strikes had "withdrawn ... and returned safely to...
  • "Prime Suspect" in Rocket Attack on U.S. Warships in Jordan Arrested

    08/22/2005 1:46:50 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 38 replies · 1,924+ views
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2005
    The "prime suspect" in a rocket attack on two U.S. warships docked in Aqaba, Jordan, has been arrested, Jordanian officials tell CNN.
  • Rockets narrowly miss U.S. warships in Jordan

    What message do we send, when we are fired upon and instead of fighting back, we weigh anchor and run? I have complete faith in our armed services, men and women, but is politics hamstringing our ability to defend ourselves?
  • Semi-News: Muslim Missiles Fail to Hit U.S. Navy Ship

    08/19/2005 11:51:58 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies · 193+ views
    AZ Conservative ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | John Semmens
    Attackers fired at least three rockets at a U.S. Navy ship docked in the Jordanian Red Sea port of Aqaba. One of the missiles hit a nearby privy. One landed outside a camel pen north of the city, greatly distressing the animals. A third was a dud. Witnesses said the attackers fired the Russian-built Katyusha rockets from a whorehouse near the dock. U.S. Seaman Jack Tarleton observed the attack from the ship's deck. “They couldn’t have been more than 100 yards from the ship,” said Tarleton. “How could they have missed? The Three Stooges could’ve done better.” Camel driver Akmed...
  • Tackling the scourge of terrorism

    08/21/2005 5:29:16 AM PDT · by Embraer2004 · 154+ views
    Jordan Times ^ | 8/21/05 | Editorial Board
    Editorial Tackling the scourge of terrorism The rocket attacks in Aqaba on Friday prove a grim reminder that Jordan is not immune from the violence plaguing the region and from the forces of international terrorism which threaten to destabilise our economic, social and political development. One Jordanian was killed and another injured as Katyusha rockets aimed at two US warships in the Gulf of Aqaba and the neighbouring Israeli port of Eilat, missed their targets and slammed into a warehouse and a Jordanian military hospital. An Al Qaeda-linked group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the attack in an...
  • Several Held in Jordan Attacks Probe

    08/20/2005 9:14:05 PM PDT · by standing united · 4 replies · 341+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Saturday, August 20, 2005 | associated press
    AQABA, Jordan — Jordanian police rounded up several people Saturday and uncovered the launcher used by militants to fire three Katyusha (search) rockets from a hilltop warehouse the day before, narrowly missing a U.S. Navy ship docked in this Red Sea resort.
  • Jordanians Find Rocket Launcher Used in Attacks That Narrowly Missed U.S. Navy Vessels

    08/20/2005 11:13:51 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies · 378+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 20, 2005 | Shafika Mattar
    AQABA, Jordan (AP) - Jordanian police rounded up several people Saturday and uncovered the launcher used by militants to fire three Katyusha rockets from a hilltop warehouse the day before, narrowly missing a U.S. Navy ship docked in this Red Sea resort. The most serious strike against the Navy since the USS Cole bombing in Yemen killed a Jordanian soldier Friday, wounded another and sparked a nationwide manhunt for the culprits. Two other rockets were fired toward Israel from the warehouse located in the hills on Aqaba's northern edge about five miles from the port. One fell short and hit...
  • Several Arrested in Jordan Rocket Attacks

    08/20/2005 2:20:02 PM PDT · by bayourod · 19 replies · 439+ views
    Cheboygan Dailey Tribune ^ | 8-20-05 | SHAFIKA MATTAR
    AQABA, Jordan - Police detained several suspects on Saturday as the hunt widened for the attackers who fired and supplied the rockets that narrowly missed a U.S. Navy ship anchored in the bay of this Red Sea port best known for beach vacations and Mideast summits. Those arrested included Iraqis, Syrians, Egyptians and Jordanians, according to a Jordanian security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly. He would not give the number of detainees. Interior Minister Awni Yirfas told The Associated Press that security forces had found the launcher used to fire...
  • Jordan - Iraqi suspect arrested in Aqaba Port rocket attacks

    08/20/2005 10:27:45 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 453+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | August 20, 2005
    Arrest of an Iraqi suspect in the attack with the rockets of Aqaba AMMAN - an Iraqi, one of the four suspects sought for the attacks with the rocket of Aqaba (southern), was stopped Saturday evening in Amman, indicated to AFP a sedentary source. "the forces of safety stopped the Iraqi suspect whereas it drove its car", the sedentary source under cover of anonymity indicated. The source did not specify the place of the arrest. Friday morning, two rockets of the Katioucha type were drawn since a cargo warehouse from Aqaba where two ships of the American navy wet...
  • Rocket Fired at 2 U.S. Navy Ships at Port in Jordan

    08/20/2005 5:42:28 AM PDT · by minerboy · 4 replies · 319+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 19, 2005 | Edward Wong
    Attackers fired three rockets from the southern port city of Aqaba this morning, one of which narrowly missed a docked American naval ship and killed a Jordanian soldier, American and Jordanian officials said. It was the first assault on an American military ship in the region since a suicide bombing in Yemen five years ago. Skip to next paragraph Abrahan Farajyan/AP The amphibious assault ship Kearsage leaving the Jordanian port of Aqaba today after the attack. A second rocket slammed into a road outside an airport in the neighboring Israeli port of Eilat, injuring a taxi driver, and a third...
  • Jordan rockets miss US Navy ship

    08/19/2005 11:35:13 AM PDT · by anonymoussierra · 11 replies · 563+ views
    BBC information news ^ | BBC information news
    Jordan rockets miss US Navy ship     Three missiles have been fired from the Jordanian port of Aqaba, missing a US Navy ship but hitting Israel.     Two rockets missed the USS Ashland, an American naval ship docked in the port. A Jordanian soldier died when one of the two missiles hit the dockside. The third missile landed near Eilat airport in neighbouring Israel, causing no injuries. An internet statement, purportedly from a group which says it has links to al-Qaeda, said it was to blame. The statement, allegedly from the Abdullah al-Azzam Brigades, said the attacks...
  • Missile Attacks Target U.S. Vessel, Israel

    08/19/2005 7:36:14 AM PDT · by Millee · 7 replies · 401+ views
    One of three missiles fired from Jordan (search) narrowly missed a U.S. Navy ship docked at port on Friday but the attack left one Jordanian soldier dead and another wounded. Another missile fell close to an airport in neighboring Israel, officials said. A Jordanian security official said another missile landed near a Jordanian hospital. The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet (search), based in Bahrain, said two American amphibious ships were docked in Aqaba when a mortar was fired toward them. The vessels later sailed out of port as a result of the attacks, U.S. Navy spokesman Lt. Cdr. Charlie Brown told...
  • Attackers Fire Missiles at U.S. Navy Ship

    08/19/2005 7:36:35 AM PDT · by Petey139 · 23 replies · 1,173+ views
    AP (Via Yahoo) ^ | 19th Aug. 2005 | JAMAL HALABY
    AMMAN, Jordan - Attackers fired at least three rockets from Jordan early Friday, with one narrowly missing a docked U.S. Navy ship and killing a Jordanian soldier. It was the most serious militant attack on the Navy since the USS Cole was bombed in 2000. Another rocket fell close to a nearby airport in neighboring Israel, officials said. Jordanian and Israeli authorities said militants fired the Katyusha rockets from a warehouse in the Jordanian Red Sea port of Aqaba. A group linked to al-Qaida claimed responsibility in an Internet statement. The statement purportedly from the Abdullah Azzam Brigades could not...
  • NO U.S. SAILORS OR MARINES INJURED IN AQABA, JORDAN ROCKET ATTACK

    08/19/2005 6:08:06 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 22 replies · 691+ views
    U.S. Central Command ^ | 8/19/2005 | U.S. Central Command
    Manama, Bahrain -- No US Sailors and Marines of USS ASHLAND and USS KEARSARGE were injured in an apparent rocket attack that occurred while the ships were in the port of Aqaba, Jordan. At approximately 8:44 a.m. local time, a suspected mortar rocket flew over the USS ASHLAND’s bow and impacted in a warehouse on the pier in the vicinity of the ASHLAND and USS KEARSARGE. The warehouse sustained an approximate 8 foot hole in the roof of the building. No Sailors or Marines were injured in this attack. For further questions, please contact Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander,...
  • Rockets kill 1, narrowly miss US ships in Jordan port

    08/19/2005 5:13:27 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 5 replies · 662+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Suleiman al-Khalidi
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Three rockets were fired at two U.S. Navy ships in Jordan's Aqaba port on Friday, but they missed their targets and hit a warehouse and a hospital, killing a Jordanian soldier, and striking the Israeli port of Eilat. A Jordanian security source said authorities were searching for three men in the Katyusha missile attack, which was launched from an industrial warehouse area near the entrance to the city. "We are searching for a Syrian and two Iraqis who are in Aqaba and used Kuwaiti number plates," the source said. Immediately after the attack, the two U.S. amphibious...
  • Israel blast follows Jordan explosion - radios (Rocket attacks on Eliat and Aqaba Port)

    08/19/2005 1:39:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 120 replies · 5,148+ views
    Reuters | August 19, 2005
    JERUSALEM, Aug 19 (Reuters) - An explosion was heard in the southern Israeli port and tourist city of Eilat shortly after an explosion was reported in the nearby Jordanian report of Aqaba, Israel Radio said. Israel's Army Radio said it appeared to be a rocket attack. There was no immediate word of casualties. Police in Eilat said they could not give details. Reuters - BLAST IN EILAT WAS KATYUSHA ROCKET STRIKE, NO CASUALTIES - ISRAEL'S ARMY RADIO Reuters - THREE ROCKETS OR SHELLS FIRED INTO AQABA PORT, CASUALTIES - ISRAEL RADIO
  • Dutch to prosecute man for allegedly supplying Saddam Hussein with lethal chemicals [Halabja]

    12/07/2004 4:20:15 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 36 replies · 2,560+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 12-07-04 | Toby Sterling
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge a Dutch chemicals dealer as an accomplice to genocide for supplying Saddam Hussein with lethal chemicals used in the 1988 chemical attack on a Kurdish town that killed an estimated 5,000 civilians. Wim de Bruin of the national prosecutor's office said the suspect, who was arrested in Amsterdam on Monday, will face charges ''for violating the laws of war and involvement in genocide.'' Prosecutors said Frans van Anraat, a 62-year-old chemicals dealer, had been a suspect since 1989, when he was arrested in Milan, Italy, at the request of the...
  • New Flag Raised over the Middle East (and it's not the Iraqi one, or is it)

    10/23/2004 9:40:37 PM PDT · by JasonColeman · 23 replies · 1,120+ views
    JasonColeman.com ^ | 10-23-04 | Jason Coleman
    Well, boys and girls, it seems that in recent weeks, there’s been some stirring in that Middle East land known as Jordan. While our attention has been focused primarily on Iraq and Afganistan, and casting a wary eye at Syria and Iran, and looking back over our shoulder at the developments in North Korea, Jordan has been making some symbolic maneuvers that aren’t fully understood yet, but could wind up having some major implications for the region.
  • Despite terror attacks, IDF prepares to dismantle outposts

    06/09/2003 7:16:03 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 3 replies · 194+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 6/9/2003 | Israel Insider
    Despite two deadly terror attacks on Sunday, in which 5 Israeli soldiers were killed at the Erez Crossing and in Hebron, the IDF is preparing to dismantle some 15 "unauthorized" outposts in the West Bank, in accordance with the "road map" peace initiative and PM Ariel Sharon's declaration at the Akaba summit. Although efforts are being made to have settlers vacate outposts voluntarily, the army may move into action tonight. Click here for full article
  • Five Palestinian groups announce armed Intifada against Israel will continue

    06/07/2003 4:08:24 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 23 replies · 923+ views
    Five Palestinian movements want to continue Intifada armed Five Palestinian movements announced Saturday evening at the end of a meeting in Gaza which they intended to continue Intifada armed against Israel, one of the participants in the meeting announced. "We decided to continue Intifada armed, because us kids the conclusions of the top of Aqaba where resistance was comparable with terrorism", affirmed with the AFP Mohammed el-Hindi, one of the persons in charge for Islamic Jihad. Its movement met Saturday evening in Gaza with three other radical organizations, Hamas, the Popular Front of release of Palestine (FPLP) and the...
  • Aqaba Summit Ends

    06/04/2003 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 126+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | June 4, 2003 | staff
    The Aqaba Summit - Sharon, Bush, Abdullah, Abbas - has ended, bringing hope to some, and trepidation to others that once again Israel will pay a heavy price in exchange for nothing. "Today may very well be registered in history as the 'naqba' - the day of catastrophe - for Israel," said MK Dr. Aryeh Eldad (National Union). Following morning meetings between Sharon/Bush, Sharon/Abdullah, and Bush/Abbas, the leaders of the three main parties to the current diplomatic process - Bush, Sharon, and Abbas - sat together for the actual summit meeting. Afterwards, each of them delivered their "historic" declarations. Hamas...
  • It's now terror versus settlements

    06/04/2003 8:18:53 AM PDT · by E Rocc · 28 replies · 180+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | June 4, 2003 | Aluf Benn
    Analysis / It's now terror versus settlements By Aluf Benn The Gulf of Eilat has known quite a few summits in the last decade, peace talks and dashed hopes. The Jordanian king's palace in Aqaba, where the road map will be launched today, is only a few kilometers away from the Taba Hilton, where the Israeli-Palestinian peace process was cut off in January 2001. It's difficult to remember all the other conferences, the agreements that were violated, the regional development plans that evaporated. Today, President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas will gather...
  • Israeli flags in Palace - Not Aqaba Streets [All flags except Israel's on the streets of the summit]

    06/04/2003 6:24:17 AM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 229+ views
    Independent Media Review & Analysis ^ | 4 June 2003 | Aaron Lerner
    While Israel Radio reported that while the streets of Aqaba are decorated today with the flags of Jordan, U.S. and the PLO/PA, Jordan declined to put Israeli flags in the streets. Amir Weiss, the spokesman of the Israeli Embassy in Amman, took an upbeat tone in an interview on Israel Radio, noting that Israeli flags were inside the king's palace in Aqaba for the meeting. At 9:47 AM Israel Radio pointed out it is becoming embarrassing that the Jordanians have yet to permit the Israeli flag to be displayed at the press center.
  • Bush, Sharon, Abbas Arrive in Aqaba

    06/04/2003 1:12:08 AM PDT · by yonif · 6 replies · 193+ views
    The Aqaba Summit - Sharon, Bush, Abdullah, Abbas - has begun, bringing hope to some, and trepidation that once again Israel will pay a heavy price in exchange for nothing - to others. Prime Minister Sharon will first meet this morning with U.S. President George Bush, and then with King Abdullah of Jordan, while Bush is meeting with Muhammad Abbas of the Palestinian Authority. At 3PM Israel time, each of the leaders will make what many assume will be historic declarations. Sharon will reportedly say that he will order the immediate destruction and removal of an unspecified number of outposts...
  • Analysis: U.S. nurses illusions on the road to Aqaba

    06/02/2003 8:48:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 166+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | 6/3/03 | Shmuel Rosner
    WASHINGTON - October is the target date. After October, the resources will be turned inward, for the election year, and the Middle East peace process can proceed as long as it doesn't get in the way. Meanwhile, and that means this week, the U.S. administration is exploiting a rare moment of agreement on the road to the summit in Aqaba. There's agreement on the summit itself and on the necessary details to make it a success - but not necessarily an agreement on long-term policies that will follow. One Washington analyst, trying to understand which way President Bush is going...
  • Bush cuts Arafat out of Mideast summit plan

    05/28/2003 12:49:25 PM PDT · by veronica · 25 replies · 187+ views
    AP/Globe and Mail ^ | May 28 2003
    U.S. President George W. Bush plans to engage in a three-way summit in Jordan next week with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, the White House announced Wednesday. Despite recent setbacks to the peace process, Mr. Bush hopes to "focus on moving forward," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said in announcing the planned meeting. Mr. McClellan said that Mr. Bush would also go separately to Egypt next week to meet with Arab leaders, and to Qatar, headquarters of the U.S. Central Command, to meet with U.S. troops. The meeting with Mr. Sharon and Mr. Abbas...