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  • Breaking: Hamas chief, Muslim Brotherhood officials expelled from Qatar

    01/06/2015 7:04:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like the diplomatic efforts of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi may have paid off. Khaled Mashaal, who ran the recent Hamas war on Israel from the safety of Doha where he has long kept his organization’s worldwide headquarters, got kicked out of Qatar altogether — along with the Muslim Brotherhood. CNN reports that the expelled officials will likely end up in Turkey: Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal and members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been expelled from Qatar, a Hamas-run news agency reported Tuesday. The officials are most likely headed to Turkey, the report said.The move comes after...
  • It’s Time to Kick ISIS Members Out of America

    09/05/2014 7:48:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every week brings new reports of Muslims in America flocking to join ISIS. Those who aren’t killed in battle will eventually return to New York, to Los Angeles and to Minneapolis–Saint Paul. And they will stop being Iraq’s problem and become our problem.ISIS is more than just another terrorist group. It is now an Islamic State. Its followers and allied militias pledge to obey the Caliph of ISIS and reject all allegiances to other states and entities. Western ISIS recruits burn their passports to show that they are no longer citizens of those countries.Like most Salafists, ISIS members see our...
  • First Grader Turns Himself In for Having Toy Gun, Faces Expulsion

    06/07/2014 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/06/2014 | UPI
    Darin left his backpack at a friend's house and had to be sent to school with a backup. When he discovered the toy in the bag, knowing it was illegal, Darin turned the contraband into his teacher. "He found the toy gun on the outside pocket," Darin's father Chris Simak told local reporters. "He took it straight to the teacher and said that he wasn't allowed to have it." Darin's teacher followed protocol and brought the first grader to the principal, where he was immediately suspended pending an expulsion hearing. According to the school charter, the punishment for bringing a...
  • Small Guatemalan Town Uses Nazi-Esque Tactics to Expel Jews

    05/28/2014 12:29:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 5/28/2014, 4:00 PM | Tova Dvorin
    As an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) poll revealed earlier this month demonstrated, anti-Semitism is a worldwide phenomenon. And while a focus on anti-Semitism has cropped up in Europe and in the Middle East, at least one group of Jews in Guatemala were brave enough to speak of their own plight in the Central American press. Over thirty Jews are being expelled from San Juan La Laguna, a small Guatemalan town—all at the express request of the locals. …
  • Berlusconi fiancée 'appeals to Pope for pardon'

    11/29/2013 7:38:06 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-29-13 | Nick Squires
    Silvio Berlusconi’s glamorous young partner says she will appeal to Pope Francis to secure the former prime minister a pardon. A day after he was thrown out of the Italian parliament, Silvio Berlusconi’s glamorous young girlfriend has said she will appeal to Pope Francis to secure the former prime minister a pardon. Francesca Pascale, who at 28 is less than half the age of 77-year-old Mr Berlusconi, said she wants to explain the “tragedy” that has befallen her fiancée, after his 20-year parliamentary career was brought to a humiliating end by the vote in the Senate on Wednesday. He was...
  • Ex-Nev. assemblyman arrested hours after expulsion

    03/29/2013 9:53:20 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 21 replies
    Associated Press via Mercury News ^ | 3/29/2013 | Ken Ritter
    LAS VEGAS—Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested in California on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects, just hours after he became the first lawmaker ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature. Jail records show Barstow police arrested Brooks, 41, at about 7 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 15 at Stoddard Wells. "We had started to discuss possible next steps," Mitchell Posin, Brooks' attorney, told The Associated Press Friday. "Next thing I know, I heard about this." Posin said he had no details about the arrest, or about why Brooks was on the interstate in Barstow. Records show the North...
  • 165 Families Evacuated from Gaza in 2005 Face Expulsion Again

    01/29/2013 4:39:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13 | Annie Lubin
    165 families who reside in the caravan site in Nitzan were given urgent evacuation orders to leave their homes, Ma'ariv reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the families, who took up residence in Nitzan after being kicked out of their homes in Gush Katif, were ordered to pay rent to the government on the caravans but many were unable to or simply refused, citing poor living conditions and a feeling of frustration towards the government over the realty that seven years after the forced "Disengagement" from Gaza many of their lives are still in fragments. Officials in the Tenufa...
  • Hevron Jews On Edge over New Expulsion Threat

    12/08/2012 2:38:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Jews in Hevron are facing the prospect of another expulsion after the State Prosecution adopted a former senior prosecutor’s opinion in favor of evicting Israeli Jews from Beit Ezra. Beit Ezra is a Jewish owned building in Hevron that was abandoned in 1947 when Jews were forced from the city, but was restored to Jewish ownership following the 1967 Six Day War. A court has issued a verdict favorable to the Jewish families living in the property, but the families’ rights to the building have been challenged by a Peace Now lawsuit calling for their eviction. .....
  • Six Years Later: Journalist Recalls Expulsion Film

    08/15/2011 4:09:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/8/11 | Elad Benari
    Six years after the expulsion from Gush Katif, veteran journalist Rino Tzror went back on Monday to the documentary he filmed about the expulsion, “The Girls’ Prayer.” Considered one of the most prominent and emotional documentaries filmed during the expulsion, “The Girls’ Prayer” documents the final hours of the great synagogue in Neve Dekalim, where about a thousand girls had entered just prior to the expulsion and prayed to the heavens for a cancellation of the expulsion decree. Tzror, who began following and documenting the residents of Gush Katif a year before the expulsion, abandoned his post as a journalist...
  • Six Years After Expulsion: 'We Will Come Back'

    08/04/2011 1:47:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/8/11 | Elad Benari and Yoni Kapinski
    Hundreds of residents of Gush Katif marked on Wednesday the sixth anniversary of their expulsion from their homes, during the Sharon government’s 2005 disengagement plan from Gaza. The annual event marking the anniversary of the expulsion from Gush Katif took place, as it does each year, near the Kissufim crossing, which is the closest point to what was formerly the Jewish communities of Gush Katif. Video “Kissufim, which is right next to where we are, in English means yearning,” said Dror Vanunu, International Director of the Gush Katif Committee. “And the feeling is that all of us are yearning for...
  • U.S. Archives Photo History of Expulsion of Jews from Jerusalem

    07/11/2011 9:10:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    Every now and then, a treasure is unearthed not by archaeologists digging in the ground, but by historians and others seeking information among the stacks of books in a library. Writer and analyst Lenny Ben David was doing exactly that when he came across a massive Library of Congress photo archive of life in Palestine, circa early 1900s. Prior to its rebirth as a commonwealth, the lands of the State of Israel were all referred to as Palestine by the British. Ben David, a former diplomat and lobbyist, writes on his blog, “As I skimmed through the pictures, one theme...
  • EU Parliament Criticizes Roma Expulsion by France (Deportation of 1,000 ethnic Roma begins)

    09/12/2010 9:00:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 09/12/2010 | Selah Hennessy
    Roma rights activists during a protest in front of the French embassy in Bucharest, Romania, 06 Sep 2010 The European Parliament has criticized the move by the French government to expel its Roma migrants. Since August, France has deported about 1,000 ethnic Roma to Romania and Bulgaria. In a resolution passed Thursday, the European Union called for France to bring it to a stop. European Parliament member for London Jean Lambert says France's Roma policy is discriminatory. "It is not saying you have committed a crime and therefore you as an individual should be expelled from this country," Lampert. "It...
  • France and Sarkozy are annoyed by the Roma. Roma-ro-mamaa!

    09/08/2010 10:38:12 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 15 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | September 8th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Saturday morning. The sound of the gypsy music is moving closer. They have a bear on a chain-leash. Kids throw coins from the balcony and the gypsy man makes the bear dance. Ah, the sweet memories of my childhood. Today the dancing bears are ‘liberated’. After the fall of communism the French actress Brigitte Bardot made a worldwide campaign against the cruelty involved in training the dancing bears. Bulgarian government had to buy the bears from the gypsies. The animals were expensive – one could cost as much as a fancy German car. Special reservation areas were designated for...
  • Five Years Later: Remembering The Gaza-Katrina Expulsions

    08/31/2010 4:29:08 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 3 replies
    Five years ago August 16th-22nd of 2005, television screens all across America and thworld, were filled with the horrible images of thousands of Israelis forcibly uprooted and expelled from their homes and land in Gaza and northern Samaria.In part because of Ariel Sharon's betrayal of the principles of his own Likud Party, but mainly due to American pressure on Israel under the infamous "Roadmap".Seven days to the day later, on August 29th 2005, tens of thousands of Americans were forcibly uprooted and expelled from their homes and land by an act of God called "Katrina"."Mother nature" does not exist.God is boss...
  • Fury as Israel president claims English are 'anti-semitic'

    07/31/2010 9:50:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 203 replies · 6+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/31/10 | David Harrison and Adrian Blomfield in Jerusalem
    Israel's president has accused the English of being anti-semitic and claimed that MPs pander to Muslim voters. Shimon Peres said England was "deeply pro-Arab ... and anti-Israeli", adding: "They always worked against us." He added: "There is in England a saying that an anti-Semite is someone who hates the Jews more than is necessary." His remarks, made in an interview on a Jewish website, provoked anger from senior MPs and Jewish leaders who said the 87-year-old president had "got it wrong". But other groups backed the former Israeli prime minister and said the number of anti-semitic incidents had risen dramatically...
  • Rabbis' expulsion worries Russia's Jews

    03/17/2009 3:53:48 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 4 replies · 494+ views
    LATimes ^ | 3/17/09 | Megan Stack
    Reporting from Moscow -- Two and a half years ago, a young Orthodox rabbi from New York set down in the port city of Vladivostok, family in tow. Yisroel Silberstein came with a mission, and he expected to stay for good. Out on Russia's rough and tumble eastern frontier, Silberstein set out to revive a Jewish life that, he says, had almost disappeared. He reached out to several thousand local Jews, organizing services, holiday parties and a summer camp where children learned about Judaism and swam in the Sea of Japan.
  • Russian court upholds rabbi's expulsion

    02/26/2009 3:44:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 458+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/26/09 | staff
    A Russian court on Wednesday upheld the deportation of Chabad's Rabbi Yisroel Silberstein, Rabbi of the Primorye region in Russia's far east. According to the Vladivostok District Court's initial ruling on February 12, Silberstein, an American working in Russia for the last two years, listed "cultural activities," in his visa application, inconsistent with the religious work he was actually carrying out. According to the Federal Migration Service, Silberstein should have listed "religious activities." Silberstein told that he would be flying to New York on Wednesday night. In a statement, director of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia, Alexander...
  • What to do about the Arabs in Israel and Judea and Samaria

    12/27/2008 6:05:14 AM PST · by tedbel · 26 replies · 686+ views
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Dec 27/08 | Ted Belman
    Whenever I talk about the Jewish One-State solution, many Jews, especially Israelis, will have none of it because they don't want another milllion plus Arabs in Israel, even if it is extended to the Jordan. They prefer either to get rid of them, either by compensation or war (refugee flight) or they prefer the Two-State solution as bad as that would be. Either way the Israelis want less Arabs in their midst. Why this antipathy? Could it be that so many Israelis are refugees, or their descendants, from dhimmi treatment in Arab countries or is there something more. Jewish Virtual...

    01/30/2008 5:31:28 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 41+ views
    Compass Direct News ^ | January 29, 2008 | Staff
    ISTANBUL, January 29 (Compass Direct News) – Jordan has increased pressure on foreign Christians living in the kingdom, expelling many long-time residents over the past 13 months in what local churches see as an attack on their legitimacy. Authorities deported or refused residence permits to at least 27 expatriate Christian families and individuals in 2007, a number of them working with local churches or studying at a Christian seminary, Compass has confirmed. In all but one case, officials refused to provide written explanations for the decisions. But many of those expelled told Compass that they had been questioned by intelligence...
  • A little bit of game theory. Will Senate Democrats vote to expel Larry Craig?

    08/29/2007 7:39:37 PM PDT · by Pencil · 19 replies · 698+ views
    Will at least 18 Senate Democrats support a motion to expel Sen. Larry Craig? The spontaneous answer would be Democrats would want him expelled and Republicans would hold out. I would contend, however, that the opposite would occur. 1. Unlike most controversies, frivolous or legitimate, involving Republicans, Democrats do not need to get out in front to spin the severity of the incident. In fact, this incident differs even from the Mark Foley scandal in that Mark Foley was never arrested. (BtW, I don't believe the Foley scandal affected but two seats, Foley's and Reynolds'.) 2. Furthermore, unlike Mark Foley's...
  • Hevron Jews Await Expulsion Forces

    08/06/2007 2:50:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 174+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 08/06/07 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( Families are going about their daily affairs. Children play outside their homes, with crayons and coloring books, in what was for centuries a graceful Jewish Quarter in the holy city of Hevron. A long-skirted woman, hair covered with a scarf, is washing the floor of her home. You’d never know that 3,000 police officers, soldiers and Yassam SWAT teams are waiting for the word to pour into the area in hundreds of buses – to evict two families, and an undetermined number of supporters who plan to stand together with them. The plan is reminiscent of the 2005 Disengagement...
  • Hevron Jews Await Expulsion Forces

    08/06/2007 6:30:49 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 5 replies · 220+ views ^ | 22 Av 5767, August 6, '07 | Hana Levi Julian
    22 Av 5767, August 6, '07 Published: 08/06/07, 4:01 PM Hevron Jews Await Expulsion Forces by Hana Levi Julian ( Families are going about their daily affairs. Children play outside their homes, with crayons and coloring books, in what was for centuries a graceful Jewish Quarter in the holy city of Hevron. A long-skirted woman, hair covered with a scarf, is washing the floor of her home. You’d never know that 3,000 police officers, soldiers and Yassam SWAT teams are waiting for the word to pour into the area in hundreds of buses – to evict two families, and an...
  • Russia vows response to UK expulsions (fallout from pollonium murder)

    07/17/2007 7:48:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 548+ views
    AP ^ | 07/17/07 | STEVE GUTTERMAN
    Russia vows response to UK expulsions By STEVE GUTTERMAN, Associated Press Writer 18 minutes ago Russia on Tuesday vowed a "targeted and appropriate" response to Britain's expulsion of four diplomats in a mounting confrontation over the probe into the radiation poisoning death of a former KGB officer. Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko criticized Britain for demanding the extradition of the key suspect in the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, emphasizing that Russia's constitituion forbids it, and urged other European nations not to gang up against the Kremlin. The dispute could derail recent American efforts to ease increasing tension between Russia and...
  • Ex-Gaza farmers demand compensation [Former Greenhouse Owners]

    07/15/2007 8:40:52 PM PDT · by Alouette · 12 replies · 2,301+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 16, 2007 | Yaffi Spodek
    Former Gaza farmers rallied on Sunday to demand that the government fully reimburse them for the land and money that they lost when they were evacuated from their homes two years ago. Saying the government has failed to keep promises to fully compensating them for the loss of their farms, hundreds of protesters gathered outside Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office in Jerusalem. Olmert, they said, should wake up and focus on his own people instead of the Palestinian terrorists. Some demanded his resignation. They called on the government to help them rebuild their homes and livelihoods. According to the May...
  • 'The Forgotten Refugees'

    06/09/2007 3:47:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 602+ views
    In 1945 there were up to one million Jews living in the Middle East and North Africa outside the Palestine Mandate - many living in communities dating back more than three millennia. Today, there are several thousand. Who are these Jews? What precipitated their mass-exodus in the 20th century? Where did they go? And why don't we know their stories?
  • Accused spy defiant (australia)

    03/09/2003 11:53:58 AM PST · by knak · 3 replies · 130+ views
    couriermail ^ | 3/10/03
    AN accused Iraqi spy awaiting expulsion says he will fight Australian troops if they join a US-led war on his country. Helal Ibrahim Aaref, who has been told to leave Australia by Wednesday, told the Herald Sun he would have no option but take up arms. "I hope Australians don't go to Iraq," Mr Aaref said. "But anyone, from all the world, who attacks Iraq, enters my cities, enters my country, I fight him. "You know, Iraq has a long history, from about 8000 years, and all that time we are fighting enemies because Iraq has oil and resources." Mr...
  • The strange case of the disappearing diplomat [Israel/Australia]

    02/13/2005 10:03:39 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 6 replies · 322+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | February 12, 2005 | Cynthia Banham
    Sex scandal past haunts new envoy Israeli Amir Laty was told to leave Australia last month, but just why is hard to pin down, reports Cynthia Banham. At first blush the secretive expulsion of an Israeli diplomat from Canberra a month ago had all the makings of a James Bond movie - there were claims of espionage, liaisons with women, and plenty of intrigue. But as the real story behind the banishment of Amir Laty slowly unfolds, it is unclear whether what took place was an audacious attempt by a foreign agent to breach high-level Australian intelligence, or more a...
  • Christian Embassy donates playground for Gaza evacuees

    02/01/2007 7:05:16 AM PST · by Alouette · 9 replies · 327+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 1, 2007
    Donation part of over USD 200,000 campaign aimed at assisting children of Jewish families evacuated from Gush Katif during summer of 2005; 'They really deserve a special place for them just to be kids again,' ICEJ director says Ynetnews Published: 02.01.07, 16:06 The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) on Thursday dedicated a new playground in Nitzan as part of its campaign to assist children of Jewish families evacuated from the Gaza Strip during the summer of 2005. Following the Gaza disengagement, the Christian Embassy launched a drive to assist evicted Israeli families, with a special emphasis on helping children adjust...
  • A Year After: No Consensus on the Expulsion

    08/17/2006 7:24:21 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 1 replies · 113+ views ^ | 13:24 Aug 17, '06 / 23 Av 5766 | Hillel Fendel
    A Year After: No Consensus on the Expulsion 13:24 Aug 17, '06 / 23 Av 5766 by Hillel Fendel Exactly a year has passed since the expulsion from Gush Katif, and despite the suffering of the expelled and the Hizbullah War, there is still no national consensus on the matter. One year ago today, on August 17, 2005, tens of thousands of Israeli soldiers and policemen descended upon the residents of Gush Katif (- the northern Shomron was targeted a week later) and began forcibly removing them from their homes. An article in on the Ynet Hebrew news site depicting...
  • The open wound of Gush Katif

    08/10/2006 7:20:56 PM PDT · by Salem · 7 replies · 772+ views ^ | 2 August 2006 | By Nadav Shragai
    The open wound of Gush Katif By Nadav Shragai Last Friday when Makor Rishon's photographer, Miri Tzahi, saw the photo of First Lieutenant Amihai Merhavia, who was killed in the battle of Bint Jbail, it jogged something in her journalist's memory. She thought she had seen this face before. Tzahi, who is about publish the album, "Katif - Nine days in Av," featuring hundreds of photos of the "days of the expulsion," searched through her computer archive and found a series of photos from around four years ago, showing Merhavia during the violent evacuation of Havat Gilad (Gilad Farm) in...
  • Nine Months after Expulsion: Status Report

    05/17/2006 8:37:02 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 6 replies · 219+ views ^ | 14:09 May 17, '06 / 19 Iyar 5766 | Hillel Fendel
    Nine Months after Expulsion: Status Report 14:09 May 17, '06 / 19 Iyar 5766 by Hillel Fendel The Gush Katif Committee's report shows that 80% of the expelled families remain united in their communities, but that 98% have yet to find permanent housing. The report was written by Dror Vanunu, a former resident of N'vei Dekalim and the International Coordinator of the Gush Katif Committee. This body coordinates all relief efforts, from both private and public sources, for the former Gush Katif communities. It has helped build a social welfare infrastructure to fill the gap left by government cuts, as...
  • School's attorney refutes discrimination lawsuit (Expelled lesbians)

    03/16/2006 2:53:40 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 611+ views
    The Californian ^ | 17 March 2006 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    Attorneys for California Lutheran High School in Wildomar have asked a judge to drop a high-profile discrimination lawsuit against the school, saying school officials were well within their legal rights to expel two students for allegedly being lesbians. In asking Riverside County Superior Court Judge Gloria Connor Trask to dismiss the case, attorneys for the school argue that the case is a religious rights issue, not one for the courts to decide. Trask is expected to rule on the motion as early as next week but there is no set timetable. "This is a freedom of religion issue," said John...
  • Kadima's expulsion plan unmasked Olmert says Road Map dead, Israel must retreat

    03/05/2006 5:55:32 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 32 replies · 713+ views ^ | March 5th, 2006 | Ryan Jones
    Kadima's expulsion plan unmasked Olmert says Road Map dead, Israel must retreat By Ryan Jones March 5th, 2006 Israeli acting-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sees Hamas' recent take over of the Palestinian Authority as the final nail in the coffin of the United States-backed Road Map peace plan, and believes as a result Israel must run for the hills (or in its case, for the indefensible coastal plain). If, as current polls predict, Olmert is installed as Israel's official leader following this month's general election, he will immediately seek international (American) backing for a sweeping unilateral withdrawal from Judea and Samaria...
  • Teen Nabbed After Gun Photos Online

    02/23/2006 8:27:40 AM PST · by LouAvul · 54 replies · 1,741+ views
    cbs ^ | 2-23-06
    A 16-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after postings on the popular Web site allegedly showed him holding handguns, authorities said. The teen was being held at a juvenile detention center facing three misdemeanor charges of juvenile possession of a handgun, said district attorney spokeswoman Pam Russell. He is due in court Feb. 27. Police searched the boy's home after receiving a tip from Evergreen High School on Feb. 10, the same day he was suspended, officials said. School spokesman Rick Kaufman said parents were calling with concerns and some kept their children home after photographs posted on the boy's...
  • Olmert Boasts His Longtime Support for Expulsion From Gaza

    02/14/2006 4:31:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 176+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Feb 15, '06 | Staff
    ( In a Tuesday evening address to a forum of the Presidents Conference of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke of his support for a Gaza withdrawal from its earliest stages, adding he was also aware of the level of difficulty involved, but still supported the move. “Their opposition prevented us from assisting them,” added Mr. Olmert.
  • West Bank's Jewish Population Swells Despite Expulsion

    02/09/2006 3:57:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 306+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Feb 07, '06 | Staff
    Despite the forced removal of 10,000 residents, the construction of the Partition Wall and ongoing terror attacks, the number of Jews living in Yesha (Judea and Samaria) increased in 2005. According to figures released by the Peace Now group and confirmed by the Central Bureau of Statistics, 12,000 new residents moved into Judea and Samaria, resulting in a net population growth following the expulsion of close to 10,000 people from communities in Gaza and northern Samaria. The number of Jews living in Judea and Samaria, not counting eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods, is 250,000. The report also says that the natural growth...
  • Hamas apparent winner in Palestinian vote: Fatah official

    01/26/2006 1:24:46 AM PST · by familyop · 25 replies · 992+ views
    Reuters ^ | 26JAN06 | Matt Spetalnick and Jeffrey Heller
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Hamas has apparently won the Palestinian parliamentary election, a senior official of President Mahmoud Abbas's long-dominant Fatah faction said on Thursday. A Hamas victory, if confirmed by official results, would put it in position to dominate a new Palestinian cabinet, which would dramatically shake up the Palestinian Authority and likely put peacemaking with Israel in a deep freeze. "It seems that Hamas will form the next government," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, after a Hamas leader claimed victory in Wednesday's vote. Fatah and Hamas had both said earlier that a coalition...
  • Hevron Jews Refuse Expulsion Orders

    01/03/2006 7:05:00 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 23 replies · 442+ views ^ | 11:34 Jan 03, '06 / 3 Tevet 5766 | By Hillel Fendel
    Hevron Jews Refuse Expulsion Orders 11:34 Jan 03, '06 / 3 Tevet 5766 By Hillel Fendel Dozens of Yassam policemen and soldiers arrived in the Jewish Quarter in Hevron, but failed in their mission of distributing expulsion orders to 11 Jewish families. Kol Rina News Agency reports that the police employed strong violence against civilians, including women and children, who came to protest the expulsion of the Jews from the Jewish-owned land. The police say they were pelted with eggs and paint. The area in question was emptied of its Jews during the Hevron massacre of 1929, when Arab mobs...
  • Landau Tells Voters to Remember Bibi's Support of Expulsion

    11/30/2005 7:51:27 AM PST · by APRPEH · 1 replies · 225+ views
    Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) ^ | Nov 30, '05 / 28 Cheshvan 5766 | news service Knesset Member Uzi Landau, contender for Likud party chairman, said Wednesday he hopes Likud voters will remember that Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu voted several times for the expulsion law. Landau told Arutz 7 radio that despite polls which show he is in last place in the race, which Netanyahu is leading, voters will think twice and remember that Netanyahu did not act to stop the expulsion plan. He voted for it several times and opposed it in the last vote, when his vote was not significant.
  • Student Who Exposed Catholic Teacher's Abortion Work Expelled

    11/02/2005 5:50:42 AM PST · by NYer · 55 replies · 2,437+ views
    Life News ^ | November 1, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Sacramento, CA ( -- Earlier this month, a Catholic school in California won praise from pro-life advocates for firing a teacher who volunteered at a Planned Parenthood abortion business. Now, the student whose mother exposed the teacher's activities has been expelled from the school. Katelyn Sills, a sophomore at Loretto High School in southern California, says she has been expelled from the Catholic school because she and her mother exposed the pro-abortion activities of the school's drama teacher. Sills, who is 15, says she received an express mail letter on Saturday detailing her expulsion."As of Saturday, October 29th, I...
  • Catholic colleges discuss making school a good place for gays

    11/01/2005 2:04:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 64 replies · 1,206+ views
    Dateline Alabama ^ | 10.29.05 | LISA LEFF
    More than 40 Catholic colleges were represented on Saturday at a conference that was billed as the nation's first on how gays and lesbians fit in at universities guided by a faith that says their sexual orientation is wrong. But rather than lamenting the Catholic Church's stand on homosexuality, the two-day "Out There" conference at Santa Clara University showed that plenty of gay-related scholarship and student affairs planning is going on in Catholic higher education, said co-organizer Linda Garber. "It's important and interesting to know there are Catholic universities that have offices and staff people specifically geared toward LGBT concerns,"...
  • Peace campaigner kicked out of country

    09/14/2005 7:43:19 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 20 replies · 720+ views ^ | 15 September 2005
    THE deportation of US activist Scott Parkin has taken place, with the Department of Immigration confirming he was put on a plane out of the country this morning. Peace protesters had gathered at Melbourne Airport early today in anticipation that he was about to be kicked out. Waving signs saying "Thanks for your non-violence, Scott" and "Peace is the Word", the protesters had hoped to get access to Mr Parkin before he was forced to leave. A supporter, Iain Murray, said it was ludicrous that Mr Parkin, a 36-year-old history teacher, was considered a threat to Australia. "The only threat...
  • The Next Expulsion: 11 Families From Hevron

    08/29/2005 5:33:33 AM PDT · by Alouette · 29 replies · 414+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Aug. 29, 2005
    Following the deportation of 8,500 Jews from Gush Katif and northern Shomron, next to be targeted are 11 families living in the marketplace of Hevron, adjacent to the Avraham Avinu neighborhood. The area in question is Jewish-owned, but was emptied of its Jews during the Hevron massacre of 1929 when 67 Jews were slaughtered in their homes and synagogues. Hevron is considered Judaism's second-holiest city because of the presence of the Machpelah Cave in which are buried Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah. It is located near Kiryat Arba, south of Jerusalem. From the year 1540 until 1929, Jews...
  • Israel shows moving settlements is not so hard [Reuters Sez: Get Used To It!]

    08/23/2005 1:33:09 PM PDT · by Alouette · 20 replies · 455+ views
    Al-Reuters ^ | Aug. 23, 2005 | Matthew Tostevin
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In a few long days, Israeli forces have buried any idea that giving up settlements on land Palestinians want for a state would be impossibly traumatic. Some had predicted before Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza pullout that it could be so drawn out, painful and even violent that it might put off for years any removal of more West Bank enclaves seen by Palestinians as a prime obstacle to peace. There was certainly deep personal grief for the Jewish settlers forced from their homes of decades in Gaza and four of the 120 settlements in the occupied...
  • Expulsion Victims Plan Refugee Camp

    08/18/2005 1:48:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 561+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 18, '05 | staff
    ( Several residents of Gush Katif said Thursday night they will set up a refugee camp in two weeks after learning that the government has not provided them with suitable housing. Rabbi Shimon Cohen, who lived in N'vei Dekalim 22 years, said the residents want to make sure that "Gush Katif will not leave the hearts of the people of Israel," who also must remember the acts of an "evil government." Expulsion victims said they were forced to wait for several hours at the Kisufim crossing before being transferred to a hotel in Be'er Sheva, where they were told they...
  • Violent Expulsion in N´vei Dekalim Synagogue

    08/18/2005 9:45:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 534+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 18, '05 | Hillel Fendel
    Following hours of waiting, the army/police have nearly completed the violent expulsion of over 1,000 youths from N'vei Dekalim's main synagogue. At 3:20 PM, the local police commander announced by megaphone, "Your stay here is illegal. In ten minutes, we will enter and remove you. Buses will take you to Merkaz Shapira and Jerusalem." The large forces began to enter from two, possibly three, different sides some 15 minutes later. The intense prayers continued inside all the while. In the boys' synagogue - the Sephardic one - several of them linked arms and legs in a last attempt to make...
  • U.S. warns Americans to avoid Sinai after bomb attack on peacekeepers

    08/17/2005 1:21:21 AM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 219+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune & AP ^ | August 16, 2005 | AP
    CAIRO, Egypt – The U.S. Embassy has warned Americans not to travel to the Sinai Peninsula following a roadside bombing that lightly wounded two Canadian women attached to a peacekeeping force. Monday's blast, caused by a natural gas canister packed with explosives, targeted a vehicle belonging to the Multinational Force and Observers, an 1,800-member force helping monitor the 1979 Egypt-Israeli peace deal. The embassy statement said the attack followed the reported discovery by Egyptian authorities of one ton of explosives in the north Sinai city of El Arish on Sunday and the reported shooting a day earlier at an intercity...
  • Elderly women dragged from Gaza

    08/17/2005 12:58:04 AM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies · 747+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | 17AUG05 | News 24
    Neve Dekalim Settlement, Gaza Strip - A group of nine elderly women was dragged away, kicking and screaming, onto a bus by around 50 police and soldiers at Gaza's largest settlement on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent said. "He (Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon) has destroyed our lives and it's just one big party for you," screeched one of the women. Another cried out: "You are bringing destruction on Israel." The eviction of the women, who were all in their 60s, came after troops and soldiers moved into the Neve Dekalim settlement with orders to forcibly remove all residents who had...
  • Intel chief: Fresh terror wave in spring [Israel]

    08/17/2005 12:32:13 AM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 343+ views
    Jerusalem Newswire ^ | 16AUG05 | Jerusalem Newswire Editorial Staff
    Israel's Military Intelligence chief, Maj.-Gen. Aharon Ze'evi-Farkash, warned Tuesday that the Palestinian Arabs were preparing to unleash a fresh wave of terrorism on Israelis following Palestinian Authority elections scheduled for late January. Farkash told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that “Palestinian” terror groups were currently transferring manpower, arms and technical know-how to Judea and Samaria, expecting to repeat their perceived victory in Gaza. “We see the West Bank build-up as a ticking time-bomb,” he stated. Farkash said he believed groups such as Hamas would more or less hold to the current terrorist ceasefire until after the elections, but...
  • Woman Bomber Planned to blow up in Hospital [Gaza Strip border crossing-photos]

    08/17/2005 12:13:58 AM PDT · by familyop · 45 replies · 1,296+ views
    Israel Today ^ | August 16, 2005
    A Palestinian woman tried to sneak into Israel with explosives strapped to her body. The dramatic incident was caught by Israeli security cameras at the Erez border crossing in the Gaza Strip. The 21-year-old woman, Wafa al-Biss, aroused the suspicion of soldiers, who demanded that she take off her traditional black robe. Then, they discovered a 10-kilo (22-pound) bomb sown into her underwear. That gesture meant little to the bitter young woman, who told interrogators that she intended to blow herself up in a “noisy, crowded place” and kill as many people as possible. Al-Biss said she was recruited...