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  • No chance for 2 states

    03/04/2009 11:05:52 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 11 replies · 500+ views
    Ynetnews ^ | 3/4/09 | Giora Eiland
    A unity government will reportedly not be created, because Tzipi Livni thinks Benjamin Netanyahu does not adhere to the notion of the "two-state solution." But is this the only political solution? This is what Livni and many others around the world think, but it isn't so. Not only is it far from being the single solution, it’s a bad solution, and will likely never be achieved. The idea of "two states" is based on a series of assumptions: First, the assumption that the primary Palestinian national ambition is statehood. There is no basis to this. The Palestinian ethos is based...
  • Gazans want open borders, not handouots

    03/03/2009 5:51:28 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 24 replies · 601+ views
    YNet News ^ | 03/02/09 | AP/Israel New
    Gazans want open borders, not handouts After billions pledged at international donor conference toward Strip's rebuilding, ordinary Palestinians say there will be no real success until border crossings are opened. 'I don't think we can derive hope from the conference,' resident says As the world's top diplomats pledged billion of dollars for war-ravaged Gaza in Egypt on Monday, ordinary people here, from merchants to housewives, said they'd rather have open borders than handouts. Donor Nations Egypt: $4.4B raised for Gaza reconstruction / News agencies During Sharm el-Sheik Gaza aid conference, where donors pledged $4.4 billion, Clinton says Obama administration has...
  • Crisis of Faith

    11/20/2008 9:16:52 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 26 replies · 421+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/20/08 | Christopher Orlet
    Like the GOP, Catholics today face an identity crisis. "Reformers" want the Church to liberalize by softening its positions on homosexuality, women priests, and abortion rights, to go with its already liberal policies on immigration, welfare, the death penalty and healthcare. Then there are your traditionalists who think the Church has abandoned its core principles in a wrong-headed attempt to get hip to the times -- even if the times are to a large extent decadent. The majority of "cafeteria" Catholics dine in moderation, selecting what looks good from official doctrine and passing on the rest.
  • Old Testament 'proof': Royal seal discovered

    08/05/2008 3:59:43 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 22 replies · 86+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/3/08 | Joe Kovacs
    A team of archaeologists in Israel has unearthed what's believed to be the royal seal of an Old Testament prince who is said to have tossed the prophet Jeremiah down a well. Royal seal bears name of Gedaliah, a prince to Judah's King Zedekiah, mentioned in the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah. (courtesy Dr. Eilat Mazar) The stamped engraving, known as a "bulla," was discovered earlier this year about 600 feet south of the Temple Mount, but is just now making headlines. Team leader Dr. Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University says the imprint was found in clay, astonishingly well-preserved,...
  • Jerusalem Day - June 2nd, 2008

    06/02/2008 11:08:44 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 2 replies · 44+ views
    Amit Org IL ^ | 5/7/08 | Sigalit Arditi
    The Midrash states "There are seventy names for Jerusalem." Seventy names, each reflecting a different aspect of this city and its residents, today and throughout history. Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel, a center and symbol and the heart of the Jewish nation for 3,000 years. Jerusalem has been the object of reverence, hope and prayer of the Jewish people for thousands of years, and is a holy city to millions of believers of the three largest monotheistic religions. Jerusalem is one of the most diverse and interesting cities of the world. Jerusalem is Israel's largest city,...
  • 1948, Israel, and the Palestinians— The True Story

    05/05/2008 4:09:44 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 14 replies · 61+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 2008 | Efraim Karsh
    Sixty years after its establishment by an internationally recognized act of self-determination, Israel remains the only state in the world that is subjected to a constant outpouring of the most outlandish conspiracy theories and blood libels; whose policies and actions are obsessively condemned by the international community; and whose right to exist is constantly debated and challenged not only by its Arab enemies but by segments of advanced opinion in the West. During the past decade or so, the actual elimination of the Jewish state has become a cause célèbre among many of these educated Westerners. The “one-state solution,” as...
  • Hillary Clinton on Southern Working Class Whites in 1995: "Screw 'Em"

    04/18/2008 7:15:17 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 2 replies · 16+ views
    Vanity - link about Hillary's remarks on blue collar Americans | April 16.2008 | Sam Stein
    During the past week, Sen. Hillary Clinton has presented herself as a working class populist, the politician in touch with small town sentiments, compared to the elitism of her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama. But a telling anecdote from her husband's administration shows Hillary Clinton's attitudes about the "lunch-bucket Democrats" are not exactly pristine. In January 1995, as the Clintons were licking their wounds from the 1994 congressional elections, a debate emerged at a retreat at Camp David. Should the administration make overtures to working class white southerners who had all but forsaken the Democratic Party? The then-first lady took a...
  • Distorted Reasoning at Annapolis

    11/26/2007 10:45:38 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 18 replies · 224+ views
    www.aish.com ^ | 11/25/07 | Natan Sharansky
    One of the high points at which the drama could have turned into a farce within seconds occurred nine years ago at the Wye Plantation summit. After exhausting and debilitating efforts, we received from Yasser Arafat a promise (even if half-hearted and unwilling) to delete from the Palestinian Charter the sections calling for the destruction of Israel. Upon leaving the conference room, we saw one of the closest advisers of President Bill Clinton and proudly told him about our achievement. "Are you out of your minds?" he shouted. "He's going to be killed because of that. He is too weak...
  • A thundering silence on Temple Mount's depredation

    09/17/2007 4:22:09 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 21 replies · 409+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | September 10, 2007 | Hershel Shanks
    A thundering silence on Temple Mount's depredation By Hershel Shanks The "Jewish State" is allowing Judaism's holiest site to have its priceless artifacts destroyed and nobody seems to care No one really cares. But that puts me in an elite group: It includes two of Israel's most prominent Jerusalem archaeologists (Gaby Barkay and Eilat Mazar) — and me. Meanwhile, the Muslim Waqf goes on tearing up Jerusalem's Temple Mount, where once the Jewish Temple stood. The week before last, they hit an ancient wall that might be the foundation of a wall from the Second Temple complex built by Herod...
  • Regaining Biblical Courage and Zeal

    08/20/2007 5:05:11 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 4 replies · 414+ views
    Zionist.com Web Site ^ | 8/18/08 | www.Zionist.com
    Regaining biblical courage and zeal August 18th, 2007 · 5 Comments This weekend we watched The Last King of Scotland, and as the movie ended it reminded me that Israel used to defend its people with a level of courage, daring and zeal that I can only call “biblical.” The movie itself was about Idi Amin’s reign of terror in Uganda in the 1970s. But the final scene of the flick was the 1976 hostage crisis at Entebbe International Airport, when Palestinian terrorists hijacked an Air France plane full of Israelis and Jews and landed it in the Ugandan city...
  • Congress allows Saudi influence on US campuses

    04/20/2006 4:35:45 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 14 replies · 203+ views
    Israpundit ^ | April 20, 2006 | Lee Kaplan (posted by Ted Belman on Israpundit)
    Congress allows Saudi influence on US campuses Filed under: Front Page, USA When it comes to Saudi money Congress cringes and refuses to regulate the Saudi influence in our colleges By Lee Kaplan On March 29th, 2006 the media failed to report the failure of a new bill in the House of Representatives, H.R. bill 609, that would have amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 and required America’s colleges and universities to report any donations received from Saudi Arabia as part of the Title VI international education bill. The new bill, dubbed the Burton Amendment to the College Access...
  • Immigration talking points

    04/14/2006 4:18:01 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 21 replies · 542+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2006 | Deborah Simmons
    Is the debate on Capitol Hill about immigration a sincere one? Are the politicians seriously pondering the fate of this nation of laws or are they more interested in their political hides? Those are the very questions American citizens should be asking themselves every time the John McCains use the "I" word. If you're a card-carrying member of the McCain clan then you believe, as Mexico's president does and as Mr. McCain recently said, that there "are certain jobs that Americans are simply not willing to do." The senator from Arizona stands with the elistists and liberals, whose point of...
  • Amnesty called an alien invasion

    04/14/2006 4:09:34 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 19 replies · 566+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    Any guest-worker program approved by Congress for the nation's 11 million illegal aliens would spawn a new wave of cheap-labor illegals that already-overwhelmed federal authorities are unprepared to handle, law-enforcement authorities and immigration officials say. A former high-ranking U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) official said the federal government does not have an adequate post-legalization enforcement program to prevent an expected flood of fraudulent identity documents or sanction employers who hire the new illegals. "The new illegal aliens will be cheaper than the guest workers, and there will be nobody in the government to check up on them," said the...
  • Immigration 'solutions': Part II

    04/13/2006 5:02:28 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 8 replies · 420+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2006 | Thomas Sowell
    The massive marches organized and orchestrated by people supporting illegal immigrants have created a political problem for elected officials. Meanwhile, uncontrolled borders create a major social and security problem for the country. Whose problem are the politicians trying to solve -- their own or the nation's? If you were trying to solve the country's problem, the first order of business would be to regain control of our own borders. After trying various ways of doing that, and seeing how each one worked out, members of Congress could later turn their attention to what to do about the millions of illegal...
  • Alien felony proviso dropped

    04/12/2006 5:15:40 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 81 replies · 1,587+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    Any immigration legislation passed by Congress this year will not include the inflammatory provisions approved by the House last year that make it a felony to be in the United States illegally, Republican leaders on Capitol Hill said yesterday. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said in a joint statement that "it remains our intent to produce a strong border security bill that will not make unlawful presence in the United States a felony." The commitment removes a primary concern held by many Democrats who say that the yearlong imprisonment carried by a felony conviction...
  • WCC assembly demonstrates ‘spirit of antichrist,’ prof says

    03/01/2006 10:23:32 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 27 replies · 642+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | March 1, 2006 | David Roach
    WCC assembly demonstrates ‘spirit of antichrist,’ prof says Feb 28, 2006 By David Roach Baptist Press PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (BP)--Recognizing the Holy Spirit in other religions, tolerating homosexual marriage and denouncing the U.S. war on terror were among the views advocated at the 9th World Council of Churches Assembly Feb. 14-23 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Founded in 1948, the WCC describes itself as “the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity,” according to the group’s website. The WCC has 347 member denominations in more than 120...
  • The Tyranny of the Ubiquitous Song Leader

    02/22/2006 12:24:56 PM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 39 replies · 753+ views
    Catholica Pontifications ^ | 2/19/06 | Alvin Kimel
    I don’t know where in the world she came from, and and I don’t know why the brethren put up with her. All I know is that the one feature of the contemporary Roman Mass that I despise most is the Ubiquitous Song Leader. You know who I mean. She stands in front of the congregation and sings into the microphone, upraising her hand(s) whenever she wants the congregation to sing along with her. She dominates the liturgy. Not even the celebrant at the altar enjoys such an imposing presence. All eyes are turned upon her. Thanks to the amplification,...
  • Church Buildings -- Monuments with Mixed Messages

    02/10/2006 8:30:36 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 5 replies · 265+ views
    Adoremus Bulletin ^ | February 2005 | Father John Valencheck
    Church Buildings -- Monuments with Mixed Messages Design for Monastery Chapel, Clear Creek, Oklahoma, by Thomas Gordon Smith by The Rev. John A. Valencheck If you should happen to move to my town and needed to find a bank into which you could deposit your money, you might look into the one that is right down the street. Though it is a fine institution, it is not much of bank as far as bank buildings go. In fact, banking appears to be a rather minor aspect of what you might do in the building. Entering in the main door, if...
  • Assessment of Iran's Threat to Israel [Vanity}

    02/06/2006 4:58:10 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 17 replies · 488+ views
    Anonymous IDF Officer via email | 2/6/2006 | Anonymous IDF Officer
    For quite some time I have been thinking of the resemblance lines between Iran President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and other past bitter enemies of the State of Israel and the Jewish People. On the one hand, Ahmadinejad reminds Haman with his plot to obliterate the Jewish People, by sneaking a surprise attack. Thus, Ahmadinejad might try to launch a nuclear offensive on Israel. On the other hand, Ahmadinejad's aggressive rhetoric toward Israel has similar features to that of Egyptian President, Nasser, on the eve of the Six Day War. For instance, on May 27 1967, Nasser proclaimed: "Our basic objective will...
  • Gang terrorizes train in France [Religion of Peace alert]

    01/05/2006 4:15:46 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 85 replies · 1,793+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/5/06 | Marc Burleigh
    A gang of more than 20 youths -- thought to be North African immigrants -- terrorized hundreds of train passengers in a rampage of violence, robbery and sexual assault on New Year's Day, French officials said yesterday. The five-hour-long criminal frenzy was "totally unacceptable," French President Jacques Chirac told reporters. "Those guilty will be found and punished, as they deserve." The gang of between 20 and 30 youths boarded the train, heading from Nice on the French Riviera to Lyon, in eastern France, early on Jan. 1, as it carried 600 passengers home from New Year's Eve partying overnight. Once...
  • War for the free world

    10/04/2005 4:05:19 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 19 replies · 809+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/4/05 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Let's be honest. The so-called "Global War on Terror" is not going brilliantly just now. While our forces on the front lines continue to do their difficult missions with courage and competence, morale is sagging at home. Receding memories of September 11, 2001 and a sense of lost momentum -- if not of futility -- have combined with the effects of natural disasters and political ones. Support has eroded for the war effort and for those who lead it. Worse yet, our enemies are emboldened by the demonstrations and calls for withdrawal from the Iraqi front. They redouble their efforts...
  • Needed: Old war spirit in a new war

    09/13/2005 4:02:53 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 19 replies · 472+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2005 | Tony Blankley
    Second of three parts American writer and social historian Studs Terkel memorably called World War II "the good war." Terkel interviewed hundreds of GIs and their families many years after the war. They recalled that the struggle lifted them above their personal lives to fight on behalf of something they believed was greater than themselves. World War II was good, despite the millions of deaths, the limitations on daily lives, the encroachment on peacetime liberties and the arduousness of wartime life. The war was good because the sacrifice was for a noble cause, for the perpetuation of America and the...
  • An Islamist threat like the Nazis

    09/12/2005 4:16:31 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 64 replies · 934+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2005 | Tony Blankley
    First of three parts The threat of the radical Islamists taking over Europe is every bit as great to the United States as was the threat of the Nazis taking over Europe in the 1940s. We cannot afford to lose Europe. We cannot afford to see Europe transformed into a launching pad for Islamist jihad. While we in the United States and Europe have vast resources for protecting ourselves, we have thought ourselves into a position of near impotence. Beyond the growing number of Muslims committed to terrorism is the threat from the Islamic diaspora's growing cultural and religious assertiveness...
  • Sharon the Weakling

    07/19/2005 4:00:35 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 3 replies · 471+ views
    Israel Insider Web Site ^ | July 19, 2005 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has proven correct the portrayal of him as a weakling by the authors of the book Boomerang, which details the theory that the prime minister's proposed disengagement/expulsion policy was meant to take off the pressure of criminal investigations against him. Regardless of the correctness of the theory, Sharon indeed is weak, a man whose idealism is to stay in power, regardless of which side of an argument he takes. American President George W. Bush, along with a few other world leaders, convinced him that he would not stay in office very long if he didn't follow...
  • Dumbing down the War on Islamic Terror

    07/14/2005 5:23:58 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 32 replies · 1,177+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | July 13, 2005 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Have they got our attention yet? Last week's atrocity in London, like last year's in Madrid, added dozens more to the toll of those murdered by Islamic terrorists. But for all of the sympathy generated for the victims in London, there still seems to be something missing from much of the fallout from recent events. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, it seemed as if most of us were finally awake to the fact that Islamic fundamentalists had been engaged in a war against the West for years. The result of this awakening brought about an American counter-offensive that knocked...
  • Terrorism's root causes

    07/13/2005 4:11:25 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 39 replies · 851+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2005 | Cal Thomas
    Politicians and much of the media in Britain are engaged in a familiar Western practice after a terrorist attack. They think they can explain it using Western standards. ... Sometimes it takes an outsider to bring people to their senses. Former Israeli Prime Minister (and current Cabinet minister) Benjamin Netanyahu told BBC's "Breakfast" program Sunday that Iraq and other actions by Britain and America are the consequences of terror attacks, not the cause. He said to blame Britain and the United States for causing terrorism is "reverse causality." Mr. Netanyahu recalled the numerous terror attacks before the Iraq war and...
  • Stand by Great Britain! [Vanity]

    07/07/2005 10:25:08 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 3 replies · 248+ views
    For all our friends in Great Britain! Back in '41 when Harry Hopkins met with Churchill in London, he brought the following message from Roosevelt to Churchill: "for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me." Book of Ruth, chapter 1, verses 16-17. A lot of us here in the USA say those same words...
  • Our Christian Friends

    07/01/2005 5:28:18 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 20 replies · 494+ views
    The Middle East Watchtower Newsletter ^ | May 15, 2005 | Middle East Watchtower Newslett
    Our Christian Friends "I believe that September 11 is a departure point in the history of the relationship between Jews and Christians. I think on the day that the planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, every single American understood what it meant to be an Israeli." Ralph ReedThe year is 1981. Saddam Hussein is firmly control of Iraq and is trying to create an empire. His current objective is to conquer Iran. The war has been going on for a year and Saddam wants Iran and its oil reserves, the second biggest in the world. With Iran,...
  • Bishop meeting to avoid gay issue

    06/15/2005 4:58:46 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 23 replies · 478+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2005 | Julia Duin
    U.S. Catholic bishops will sidestep the issue of whether homosexual men should become priests at their semiannual meeting, which begins tomorrow, despite the Vatican's concern about the role of homosexuals in the church's massive sex-abuse scandal. In the latest edition of an 84-page document on priestly training, only one sentence deals with homosexuality. "With regard to the admission of candidates with same-sex experiences and/or inclinations, the guidelines provided by the Holy See must be followed," says the document "Program of Priestly Formation." The program is expected to be approved by the bishops in their Chicago meetings, scheduled to end Saturday....
  • Illegal U.S. immigrants outnumber legals

    06/14/2005 12:10:35 PM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 71 replies · 1,242+ views
    The Washington Times (UPI Breaking News) ^ | June 14, 2005 | United Press International
    Washington, DC, Jun. 14 (UPI) -- The number of illegal migrants arriving in the United States has exceeded the number of new legal immigrants, a Pew Hispanic Center report finds. In recent years some 700,000 unauthorized migrants have arrived annually, compared with about 610,000 legal immigrants. "Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics" was prepared by Jeffrey Passel, a veteran demographer and senior research associate at the center. The report estimates the number of people living in families in which the head of the household or the spouse is an illegal alien at 13.9 million as of March 2004, including 4.7 million...
  • Islam's double standard

    06/06/2005 5:18:31 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 18 replies · 683+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2005 | Cal Thomas
    The Pentagon has acknowledged five instances in which guards or interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility handled the Koran in a way that would offend some who believe it the revealed word of Allah. Three cases are said to have been deliberate and two unintentional. Amnesty International has put the United States high on the list of countries it says are guilty of prisoner and human-rights abuses because of its treatment of suspected terrorists. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Richard Myers rebutted the notion of inappropriate treatment of detainees last weekend when he told Fox News Sunday...
  • Honor thy Koran

    06/03/2005 3:57:15 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 17 replies · 565+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2005 | Guy Taylor
    U.S. NAVAL BASE GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- The senior military commander of the prison camp here yesterday voiced "frustration" that journalists and human rights organizations such as Amnesty International unfairly portray the military's handling of terror suspects. "There is occasionally a sense of frustration," said Army Brig. Gen. Jay Hood. The challenge, he said, comes not from questions asked by reporters, but rather that the military's "openness and willingness" to work with the press is often dismissed by "reporters that have not bothered to come here and look for themselves."
  • Arizona border checks blocked

    05/31/2005 5:29:06 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 34 replies · 1,351+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints near the Mexican border are essential in stopping the flow of illegal aliens and drugs into America, say law-enforcement authorities, but permanent checkpoints in southern Arizona are not allowed. While Border Patrol agents in Arizona accounted for more than half of the 1.15 million illegals caught last year, Congress -- led by Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican -- steadfastly has approved appropriation bills that prohibit permanent checkpoints along a 260-mile section of the Arizona border known as the Tucson sector. Tucson is the only one of 20 Border Patrol sectors nationwide not permitted to set up...
  • Hezbollah in America

    05/20/2005 4:17:01 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 13 replies · 629+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2005 | Washington Times Editorial
    Aside from al Qaeda, no terrorist group has killed more Americans than Hezbollah, which is bankrolled by Iran to the tune of at least $100 million a year. Hezbollah's main theaters of operation are Lebanon, its home country (where it killed hundreds of Americans during the 1980s), and the West Bank and Gaza, where it helps Palestinian rejectionists target Israel. But the group is active in the United States as well. Hezbollah is believed to have cells in at least 10 U.S. cities. Although the organization has yet to launch an attack on U.S. soil, its U.S. activities are far...
  • Credibility chasm

    05/20/2005 4:13:36 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 6 replies · 488+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    If you want an earful, ask an American soldier how he feels about our news media. You will invariably hear an outpouring of dismay and outrage over antagonistic and reckless reporting. I have stacks of letters and e-mails from soldiers and their families sharing those frustrations. During the Vietnam War, those sentiments would get packed away -- private hurts to be silently borne for decades. But today the Internet allows front-line soldiers to disseminate their views -- breaking through the major media's entrenched, antimilitary bias -- in unprecedented ways. In the wake of Newsweek's publication of its unsourced, mayhem-inducing and...
  • Border vigil planned for California

    05/19/2005 4:40:38 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 21 replies · 351+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    Minuteman organizer James T. Gilchrist, whose 850 volunteers shut down the flow of illegal aliens along a 23-mile section of Arizona-Mexico border last month, has joined forces with another citizens group to help organize a new border vigil in California -- beginning in August. The Minuteman Project has reached an agreement with the Friends of the Border Patrol (FBP) to help promote a new "border watch" aimed at assisting U.S. Border Patrol agents in apprehending illegal aliens on the California border near San Diego. Click to Visit FBP Chairman Andy Ramirez said more than 500 volunteers have signed up to...
  • Playing the raza card

    05/13/2005 4:25:16 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 18 replies · 815+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | Bert Prelutsky
    Out here in Southern California, a local Spanish-language TV station caused a stink recently by putting up several billboards reaching out to potential viewers in Los Angeles, Mexico. Predictably, as soon as outraged Americans complained, they were accused of being racists. How is it, I keep asking myself, that it's only the biggest racists in America who are given carte blanche to condemn others for being what they are themselves? Who but a racist would conclude that America's sovereignty is merely a minor inconvenience they are free to ignore for no other reason than that they are members of la...
  • Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/13/2005 4:18:57 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 15 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned. More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of border that the volunteers monitored to protest illegal immigration. "It was clear to everyone...
  • The French Were on the Take

    05/13/2005 4:12:05 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 30 replies · 946+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2005 | John Gibson (Fox News)
    Thursday, the French Senate — the one in France, which is that uppity country in Europe — was interrupted by a man who came to debate with no clothes on. ... Here's what it is and I quote from a note FOX News' Eric Shawn sent to all of us Thursday ...: "The House Energy and Commerce Committee will reveal that the Iraqi intelligence service tried to target French politicians, including the possibility of supporting a French presidential candidate so they would support Saddam (search) and end sanctions. Memos show the Iraqis were promised by the spokesman for Chirac's campaign...
  • The Battle Over Illegal Immigration Heats Up

    05/13/2005 4:07:15 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 29 replies · 622+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2005 | Bill O'Reilly (Fox News)
    First of all, our condolences to the families of Denver detectives John Bishop and Donald Young, both shot, apparently, by a 19-year-old illegal alien who confessed the crime to his girlfriend. The man, Raul Garcia-Gomez, is still at large. Detective Young died. Now, that terrible crime comes on the heels of a New York housewife being murder by another illegal. We'll get to that in a moment. But in Washington, the politicians are finally feeling the heat on the illegal issue, as the "Real I.D. Act (search)" passed 100-0 in the Senate. The president will sign it into law shortly....
  • Exclusive! Army Reservist Sgt. Patrick Haab Speaks Out

    05/13/2005 4:02:50 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 1 replies · 420+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2005 | Hannity and Colmes (Fox News)
    SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: The Mexican government is threatening to sue an Army Reserve sergeant who detained seven illegal immigrants last month. U.S. prosecutors have already said they'll not bring charges against Army Reserve Sergeant Patrick Haab (search). Is the Mexican government trying to make an example out of him? Reserve Sergeant Patrick Haab joins us now for an exclusive interview, along with his attorney, David Cantor. Welcome to you both. Patrick, why do you suspect Mexico might be coming after you if the United States decided not to press charges? RESERVE SGT. PATRICK HAAB, DETAINED SEVEN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS: Well, they...
  • Israel's big gamle

    04/18/2005 5:50:38 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 27 replies · 683+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 17.2005 | Cal Thomas
    After meeting last Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, President Bush said, "The United States is committed to Israel's security and well-being as a Jewish state, including secure and defensible borders. We're committed to preserving and strengthening Israel's capability to deter its enemies and to defend itself." The president did not say what he meant by such a "commitment," but it is hard to accept that Israel's security is preserved and strengthened when the U.S. government, over several administrations, has pressured various Israeli prime ministers into relinquishing land to its sworn enemies. Click to Visit The two sides haven't...
  • The Other Iraq War

    03/29/2005 4:09:04 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 5 replies · 143+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2005 | Arnold Beichman
    There is another war going on today in Iraq about which little is heard. It is a war against Christianity. Christians in Iraq are a comparatively small, windling minority: fewer than 800,000, merely 3 percent out of a population of 26 million. Though Iraqi Christians are a minuscule minority, they suffering unrelenting Muslim persecution. The Iraqi Christian population, once was more than 15 percent, decreases daily due to emigration to safety in Western countries. Muslim persecution in Iraq of Christians was highlighted in January when Archbishop Basil Georges Casmoussa in Mosul was kidnapped. Cooler Muslim heads must have prevailed because...
  • The French connection

    03/11/2005 4:22:47 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 3 replies · 188+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2005 | Nir Boms and Reza Bulorchi
    As Washington considers backing the European Union's proposal for trade benefits for Iran, troubling revelations emerged this week about Tehran's continued mislead-and-cheat tactics to hide the extent of its nuclear weapons program. The International Atomic Energy Agency revealed earlier that the clerical regime had refused the inspection of the Parchin military site near Tehran. It also reported that Iran has started building a heavy-water reactor near the central city of Arak. Further, the Associated Press reported that Iran has constructed deep underground tunnels to store its nuclear components. While the EU -- led by France, Germany, and Britain -- pursues...
  • Area Muslims slam suicide bombing

    03/11/2005 4:16:30 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 33 replies · 589+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2005 | Jon Ward
    Muslim leaders in the Washington area condemned yesterday's suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in northern Iraq, saying such actions violate the heart and soul of Islam. "This does not help the Iraqis, it does not help Islam, and it does not help the children of Iraq looking for a future," said Imam Mohamed Magid, leader of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), one of the area's largest Sunni mosques. "It would not be fair if it was criticized as a problem with Islam," Mr. Magid said. "You can have violence among the people of religion, but that does...
  • Set America Free

    03/08/2005 4:20:39 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 38 replies · 1,108+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Nuaimi recently said he expected the price of oil to remain at unconscionably high levels of between $40 and $50 per barrel through 2005. Ironically, every American should be grateful. Such gratitude is not, of course, due the Saudis — who, we are endlessly told, are among our most reliable "friends" in the Middle East — for working to drive down the price set by the OPEC oil racketeers. The Saudis seem content to keep prices exorbitantly high, though they are well aware of the adverse effect of such artificially inflated costs on the financial...
  • UAE diplomat flees U.S.; cited for soliciting 'teenager'

    03/03/2005 5:15:12 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 13 replies · 527+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2005 | Jerry Seper and David R. Sands
    A top official at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington fled the United States with his family during the weekend, just days after being arrested in Virginia on charges of soliciting sex from an undercover detective posing as a 13-year-old girl. Commonwealth's Attorney Randy Krantz said that he knew a request to the UAE to waive diplomatic immunity in the case was "a difficult one," but that he was "frustrated" that embassy officials did not show "good faith" in rendering a decision -- and instead turned Salem Al-Mazrooei into "an international fugitive cloaked in diplomatic immunity."
  • Angering the Sauidis

    02/04/2005 4:08:09 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 8 replies · 460+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 3, 2005 | John Gibson
    Don't look now, but your gas prices could go higher. Every time the Saudis are mad at us, that's what they do and they are probably furious at President Bush and the United States right now. Wednesday night in his State of the Union (search) speech, the president singled out Saudi Arabia (search) and Egypt (search) as countries which could do a bit more — to put it mildly — in the democracy department.
  • Mubarak to host summit, but terror leaders await more concessions

    02/03/2005 6:55:26 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 3 replies · 124+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | February 3, 2005 | Associated Press
    Egypt on Wednesday invited the leaders of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan to a summit next week, a move indicating confidence that a much-anticipated breakthrough in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is in the offing. Word of the summit, which all parties agreed to attend, came as Damascus-based leaders of the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad met Egyptian intelligence officials in Cairo, seen as a key step toward securing a truce from Palestinian factions. The summit, to be held Tuesday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, was expected to focus on a possible Palestinian prisoner release,...
  • Orchestrating the demise of Israel

    02/03/2005 6:52:00 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 30 replies · 602+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | February 3, 2005 | Emanuel A. Winston
    In current plans Israel is being diminished, slice by slice, to a size digestible for her Arab adversaries and it will be called "Peace". Tonight we will hear from President George Bush give his 2005 State of the Union address. I have no doubt that his comments on Peace will drift over to the orchestrated theater being enacted to create the impression that Peace is on the wing. Early this morning, on schedule, we hear that Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has announced that he has invited to Egypt at the Red Sea Resort in Sharm el Sheikh Israel's Prime Minister...