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  • Kerry, in stinging rebuke of settlements, doesn’t rule out UN action

    12/04/2016 2:01:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/4/16 | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry excoriated the Israeli right, claiming that support for settlement construction stems from a desire to subvert Israeli-Palestinian peace, during a speech before the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum on Sunday afternoon. A subdued Kerry, wearing reading glasses and referring to extensive notes, notably refrained from committing to veto any UN resolution intended to establish a Palestinian state, only promising a veto “if it is a biased, unfair resolution calculated to delegitimize Israel.” US officials last week indicated that US President Barack Obama had nearly ruled out any major last-ditch effort to put pressure on...
  • After Abbas: The coming Palestinian bloodbath

    01/28/2016 4:20:57 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 24 replies ^ | January 27, 2016 | 8:36pm | By Benny Avni
    snip In other words, no one in the West Bank knows how the next leader will emerge — “and Israeli intelligence officials, whose entire job is to predict such things, have no idea either,” says Gal Berger, Israel Radio’s indispensable Palestinian affairs correspondent. When the time comes, the Fatah men who in the last few weeks started jockeying for position will duke it out for real. Such chaotic political fighting often leads to violence. Once that violence ebbs, a new strongman will emerge. But not a peaceful, democratic state of Palestine. This week, the UN’s Ban Ki-moon said Palestinian terrorism...
  • US-Israel spat over Iran deal may sideline Palestinians

    09/08/2015 8:55:35 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 18 hours ago | Associated Press By DAN PERRY and JOSEF FEDERMAN
    JERUSALEM (AP) — In recent months, many in the Middle East had assumed — some in hope, others with concern — that once the Iranian nuclear issue was resolved, the United States would make another push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. But the opposite seems more likely. After a drawn-out confrontation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Iranian nuclear deal, the White House seems to have little appetite for what would almost certainly be a new round of tensions with the Israeli leader over the terms of Palestinian statehood. With the odds of success slim and U.S....
  • Ex-US president Carter urges Palestinian elections

    05/03/2015 2:12:44 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/2/2015 | AFP via Yahoo! News
    Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Former US president Jimmy Carter on Saturday urged Palestinians to hold elections to end the de facto division of the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Islamist-run Gaza Strip. He was speaking at a joint news conference with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the Palestinian political capital Ramallah in the West Bank. "We hope that sometime we'll see elections all over the Palestinian area and east Jerusalem and Gaza and also in the West Bank," said Carter, a member of the independent Elders Group of global leaders. No election has been held in the occupied territories...
  • Arabs to Propose New Resolution to ‘End Israeli Occupation’

    03/08/2015 8:30:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 3/9/2015, 5:13 AM | Elad Benari
    The Arab League will on Monday propose a new resolution calling for bringing an end to “Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories”, the Turkish Anadolu news agency reported Sunday. The Arab League said it plans present the resolution to the United Nations Security Council later, according to the report. “Just and comprehensive peace is a strategic option,” the League wrote in the draft resolution, describing Arab-Israeli peace as an “indivisible” and “comprehensive endeavor.” It added that peace would not be achieved without full Israeli withdrawal from all “occupied Palestinian and Arab territories”, including the Golan Heights, according to Anadolu. …
  • Leftist Activists Bribe Israeli Passersby To Support ‘Peace’

    04/03/2014 11:15:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/3/2014, 7:48 PM | Ari Yashar
    If you can’t convince them, bribe them? As the peace talks crumble due to unilateral Palestinian Authority (PA) moves Tuesday breaching the talk conditions, and the US admits it can’t save the situation, one committed leftist group has decided to step in—by directly bribing Israelis to support “peace.” The group, Kol Echad (“One Voice”), announced that on Friday it will send dozens of activists to hand out checks for $1,175 to Israelis. The money for “peace” will apparently be passed out on Tel Aviv’s Nahalat Binyamin pedestrian mall on Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. It is not known...
  • Abbas: No Peace Until All Prisoners Are Released

    10/29/2013 10:41:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/13 | Elad Benari
    Peace is not possible so long as there is even one terrorist prisoner still in an Israeli prison, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas declared on Tuesday night. According to Kol Yisrael radio, Abbas made the comments in a welcoming ceremony for 21 Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists who had been released from Israeli jails as a gesture to Abbas. Abbas added, the report said, that the PA would continue its efforts to ensure that all terrorists serving time in Israeli jails are freed. "All 104 prisoners [that Israel has agreed to release] will be released, but the real joy will only...
  • Palestinian President to Pope: I hope to sign a peace agreement with Israel

    10/17/2013 1:47:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | October 17, 2013
    Pope Francis shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during a private audience in the pontiff library at the Vatican, October 17, 2013. Abbas on Thursday invited Pope Francis to visit the Holy Land, matching an invitation from Israel. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano October 17, 2013. ( Surrounded by Swiss Guards, the president of the State of Palestine, walked inside the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. The cameras started flickering away when Mahmoud Abbas walked in. With the help of a translator, he introduced himself to Pope Francis.   MAHMOUD ABBASPresident, State of Palestine“I'm very happy to meet you for the very first time...
  • Livni: Delaying ‘Two-State Solution’ is an Historical Mistake

    06/03/2013 7:23:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 6/4/2013, 5:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Delaying the so-called “two-state solution” is an historical mistake, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni claimed on Monday. Livni, who is in charge of the peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, spoke at the American Jewish Committee 2013 Global Forum in Washington, D.C. She warned in her speech of “devastating consequences” for Israel in case U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest attempt to renew peace talks fails. “Time is working against those who believe that two states is the only Zionist way to maintain our identity,” Livni said. “There are those who want to postpone this decision, but it would be...
  • Obama thanks Qatar for security and trade ties (Israel, Palestine, Syria)

    04/24/2013 9:56:49 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: April 24, 2013 at 12:40 AM | UPI
    WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday thanked the emir of Qatar for the "excellent relationship" between the two countries with respect to security and trade. "Qatar has been a center of innovation," Obama said after their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office. "We've seen enormous progress within the country on everything ranging from education to health care. And I think His Highness has shown extraordinary leadership over the last many years in helping to guide this country. "Obviously, Qatar is also an important country in the region, and has an influence that extends beyond its relatively...
  • Peres: I Don’t Regret the Oslo Accords

    04/15/2013 3:24:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 4/16/2013, 12:16 AM | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres said on Monday that he does not regret the Oslo Accords, despite the fact that their signing brought about hundreds of Israeli victims who were killed in terror attacks.Speaking in an interview with the Walla website, on the occasion of Israel’s 65th Independence Day, Peres said that terrorist attacks against Jews had taken place long before the signing of the Oslo Accords. “There were terror victims before the Oslo Accords. Before the Accords there was only one Palestinian camp and that camp supported terrorism. Now we have two camps, and one camp is against terrorism and in...
  • Russian Jews Urge Netanyahu to Ignore U.S. Jews' Call for Ceding Land

    04/09/2013 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 4/9/13 | staff
    One hundred Russian Jewish notables urged Benjamin Netanyahu to ignore recent pleas by American Jews calling on the Israeli prime minister to cede land for peace. In an open letter from Russia published Tuesday, the Russian Jews wrote that their message was a reaction to the April 3 letter initiated by the dovish Israel Policy Forum by 100 American Jews, including philanthropists Charles Bronfman, Danny Abraham, Lester Crown and Stanley Gold, and former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense Dov Zakheim. Among the signers of the Russian letter were the president of the Russian Jewish Congress, Yuri Kanner, and businessman Mikhail Fridman,...
  • Abbas Welcomes Obama's Jerusalem Speech

    03/21/2013 6:02:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/3/13 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas welcomed President Barack Obama’s speech in Jerusalem on Thursday, while Hamas condemned Obama for “adopting Israel’s position”. "President Abbas welcomed President Obama's speech in Jerusalem saying that achieving peace and the option of two states on the 1967 borders are the way to bring security for the Israeli and Palestinian peoples," the PA’s peace negotiator Saeb Erekat told AFP. Gaza’s Hamas terrorist leaders, meanwhile, criticized Obama and condemned Abbas’s Palestinian Authority for cooperating with the U.S. government. Referring to comments made by Obama during a joint press conference with Abbas in Ramallah, Hamas spokesman Sami...
  • Obama spending $300 million for 'Palestinian state'

    09/29/2012 5:18:57 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 33 replies
    WND ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama administration has released details of a plan to infuse another $300 million into West Bank and Gaza construction projects, spending it deems critical toward attaining the “success of a future Palestinian state.” Despite combined U.S. and international donor-community efforts, a significant portion of the public infrastructure currently under Palestinian Authority control remains in need of expansion or repair, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development, the USAID. Obama, through USAID, is stepping in to meet the need as a successful Palestinian state “depends upon an infrastructure system capable of providing basic services to a growing population,” the...
  • Deal That Died Almost Brought Mideast Peace

    10/25/2011 5:41:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 25, 2011 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    To the catalog of missed opportunities for peace in the Middle East, we can add a tantalizing if also depressing chapter: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's secret offer in 2008 to create a Palestinian state that would feature international control of holy sites in a divided Jerusalem — a concession many Israelis have said was impossible. Condoleezza Rice discusses the Olmert proposal in her new memoir, "No Higher Honor." She writes that as she listened to Olmert's plan during a May 2008 visit to Israel, she asked herself (and the emphatic italics are hers in the text): "Am I really...

    10/11/2011 12:11:56 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-10-11 | Sharona Schwartz
    Last month, the Palestinian Authority asked the UN Security Council for recognition as an independent state. With no decision yet made, President Mahmoud Abbas is now applying to more world bodies for full membership, as he sidesteps peace negotiations with Israel. The latest move: an application for membership to UNESCO, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Last Wednesday, the Palestinians cleared their first hurdle as UNESCO’s executive board agreed to allow a vote on their request. The Palestinians are also trying to enter the World Trade Organization and last week succeeded in obtaining partnership status in the Council of...
  • Abbas submits Palestine statehood bid to UN [UPDATE: Netanyahu is speaking live]

    09/23/2011 9:57:19 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 57 replies
    Al Jazeera English ^ | 9.23.11 | staff
    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has handed over a historic request to UN chief Ban Ki-moon asking the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member. The Palestinian leader won huge applause and a standing ovation on Friday from some of the assembly as he entered the hall before beginning his speech. Abbas said he was ready to return to the negotiations, saying he did not want to isolate or delegitimize Israel. "Here I declare that the Palestine Liberation Organization is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of...

    09/14/2011 5:23:48 PM PDT · by libh8er · 48 replies
    Dem Party leaders mobilizing to solidify president's standing with Jewish voters to counter image Obama not friend of Israel... NYT setting story for lead Thursday, newsroom sources tell DRUDGE... Comes after shock defeat of Dem candidate... DEVELOPING...
  • Shalom: The Current Palestinian Leadership Wants Peace

    09/05/2011 9:07:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/11 | Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
    Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom at Tel Aviv conference: Abbas and Fayyad are committed to peace. There's no alternative to negotiations. .....
  • Blair: Obama anxious about Israel's fate

    05/26/2011 5:52:50 AM PDT · by Free America52 · 40 replies
    AP via Drudge ^ | 05/26/2011 | AP
    LONDON (AP) — Middle East envoy Tony Blair says Barack Obama launched his peace initiative because he's concerned about what might happen to Israel if Palestinians unilaterally declare statehood. Blair told an audience of business leaders gathered in central London on Thursday that Obama is "frankly worried about the position that Israel is in." The ex-prime minister says that Obama's initiative — rejected by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu — is "an attempt to fill a vacuum which he sees as dangerous, particularly dangerous for Israel in the run-up to September." Mideast watchers have speculated that Washington launched its peace initiative...
  • Israel PM Netanyahu 'ready for peace talks'

    05/20/2009 12:51:17 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 18 replies · 888+ views
    BBC ^ | 20 May 2009 | BBC
    Israel is ready "to immediately begin" peace talks with the Palestinians and Syria, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said after returning from the US. But he insisted that any peace settlement "must find a solution to Israel's security needs". Arab states should join talks, he said, but would need to make concessions as well as Israel and the Palestinians. At the talks on Monday, Mr Netanyahu was pressed by President Barack Obama over US plans on a two-state solution. But the Israeli leader - who also came under pressure to rein in Israeli settlement-building - refrained from endorsing the idea.
  • Netanyahu meeting with Obama decides Mid-East’s future, says (Jordan's King) Abdullah

    05/11/2009 9:02:41 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 19 replies · 599+ views
    Times Online ^ | May 11, 2009 | Michael Binyon and Richard Beeston
    President Obama’s critical meeting with Binyamin Netanyahu next week has become the acid test for the Administration’s commitment to peace in the Middle East, King Abdullah of Jordan said... “All eyes will be looking to Washington,” ...If there are no clear signals and no clear directives to all of us, there will be a feeling that this is just another American Government that is going to let us all down.” If Israel procrastinated on a two-state solution, or if there was no clear American vision on what should happen this year, the “tremendous credibility” that Mr Obama had built up...
  • Obama’s Two-State Delusion--The president has a vision, and Israel’s positions don’t count.

    04/09/2009 5:23:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 488+ views ^ | April 09, 2009 | P. David Hornik
    “In the Middle East,” President Obama told the Turkish parliament on Monday, “we share the goal of a lasting peace between Israel and its neighbors. Let me be clear: the United States strongly supports the goal of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.” He added: “That is a goal shared by Palestinians, Israelis, and people of good will around the world. That is a goal that the parties agreed to in the road map and at Annapolis. And that is a goal that I will actively pursue as president.” His words give rise...
  • U.S. says will push hard for Palestinian statehood

    04/02/2009 4:24:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 797+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 2, 2009
    The United States will push hard for Palestinian statehood despite a new rightist government in Israel but anticipates a rough road ahead, a U.S. official said on Thursday. "We're going to be working hard to see what we can do to move the process forward. But we're under no illusions. It's not going to be easy," said State Department spokesman Robert Wood. "We have to engage constantly and remind the parties of their obligations and to try to set up a framework, a process for getting us toward that goal of a two-state solution," Wood added, referring to the goal...
  • Report: Obama backs Palestinian capital in Jerusalem

    11/04/2008 8:51:59 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 25 replies · 1,991+ views
    WND ^ | November 4, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Sen. Barack Obama told the Palestinian leadership during a trip to the region in July he supports their rights to a capital in eastern Jerusalem, but he asked them to keep his remarks secret, according to a Lebanese newspaper...
  • Bush: Israelis, Palestinians agree on framework for peace talks

    11/27/2007 8:22:46 AM PST · by RDTF · 86 replies · 103+ views
    cnn ^ | Nov 27, 2007 | cnn
    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (CNN) -- Israel is "ready now for a deal," said an Israeli official attending Tuesday's U.S.-brokered Mideast summit aimed at laying the groundwork for future peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have "very good chemistry," the official said, adding that he is hopeful a document "will be finalized before we leave Washington Wednesday night." -snip-
  • Myriads at Western Wall

    11/26/2007 2:46:49 PM PST · by Alouette · 32 replies · 48+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Nov. 26, 2007 | Hillel Fendel
    ( An estimated 25,000 people took part in a mass prayer service at the Western Wall against the positions that Israeli government leaders plan to take at the Annapolis summit. The prayer service is to be followed by a massive protest, co-sponsored by the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria, near the Prime Minister's residence. The protest is entitled, "It Will Blow Up in Our Face." Prime Minister Olmert, of course, will not be at home; at the time of the prayers, he was meeting in Washington with U.S. President George Bush in preparation for the Annapolis...
  • Israel Approves Release of 441 Prisoners

    11/19/2007 7:36:20 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 41+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/19/7 | JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    JERUSALEM, Israel (AP) -- The Israeli Cabinet on Monday approved the release of 441 Palestinian prisoners in a gesture to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, but stopped short of U.S. demands to halt West Bank settlement construction before a crucial Mideast conference. The Cabinet vote took place ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Abbas later in the day. The two men were trying to break a deadlock in preparations for the U.S.-hosted peace summit, which is expected to take place in Annapolis, Md., next week. Israel sees the conference primarily as a ceremonial launching pad for new...
  • Religious Left: Vietnam! Vietnam!--A rallying cry for failure.

    01/19/2007 7:03:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies · 391+ views ^ | January 19, 2007 | Mark D. Tooley
    Perhaps even more than the secular left, the religious left has insisted that every U.S. military action, actual or proposed, over the last 30 years is a disastrous reprise of the Vietnam War. And these activivist prelates work very hard to ensure that the calamitous collapse of non-communist Indochina is reenacted in other regions, with the U.S. and its allies in full retreat. The desired result, no matter how murderous for the actual inhabitants of the abandoned country, will be a victory for "peace." Over 5,000 years of recorded history should provide some other war situations from which to draw...
  • Analysis: For Israel, An Imperfect Deal

    08/16/2006 2:13:18 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 10 replies · 307+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Karin Laub
    By KARIN LAUB For Israel, the U.N. cease-fire deal is far from perfect. A U.N. force deploying in south Lebanon as part of the truce will have trouble keeping Hezbollah at bay for long or prevent the Iranian-supplied guerrillas from rearming, critics said, pointing to past failures of international peacekeepers. The U.N. terms will buy temporary calm, but make the next war between Israel and Tehran's proxy army inevitable, former Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom and some military analysts warned. "It begs the question, `What was it all for?'" Shalom said, reflecting a growing chorus of criticism. Israel had little...
  • The UN Makes its Move

    08/27/2005 6:57:27 PM PDT · by Blogger · 40 replies · 1,320+ views ^ | August 26, 2005 | Unknown
    he Omega Letter Intelligence Digest Vol: 47 Issue: 26 - Friday, August 26, 2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UN Makes its Move Undaunted by a litany of failures, scandals that would make Bill Clinton blush, its utter ineffectiveness at containing global problems like Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the Sudanese genocide or even a definition for the word 'terror', the UN has decided this is the perfect time to make a grab at the reins of global power. While the Democrats in the Senate fought to block John Bolton from the US Ambassador's seat, the globalists on Turtle Bay were preparing a special summit to...
  • The Anti Clausewitzian Orthodoxy

    04/20/2005 7:49:53 PM PDT · by GOP_1900AD · 7 replies · 365+ views
    Self ^ | 4/20/2005 | Self
    I would say that pretty much since the bloody and muddy stalemate of WWI, there has been a growing orthodoxy amongst Western opinion leaders that is contra Von Clausewitz. In a nutshell, the orthodox logic goes something like this: 1. The Flanders mud, and the horrors of stalemate trench battles, endless artillery bombardment and chemical warfare, taught us that modern, mass, mechanized, highly destructive warfare is so damaging to civilization that war of any serious magnitude must now be considered uncivilized. 2. The League of Nations was the right idea but the implementation was flawed. 3. The leaders who started...
  • Report: Palestinian state in 2004, no matter what

    12/23/2003 7:18:01 PM PST · by Bobby777 · 39 replies · 783+ views
    JNW News ^ | December 22, 2003 | By Jerusalem Newswire Editorial Staff
    Jerusalem ( - The Middle East News Line (MENL) reported Sunday Israel has acceded to a Bush administration demand that an interim Palestinian state be established in the entire Gaza Strip and most of Judea and Samaria during 2004. This state will come into being whether or not Palestinian terrorism continues and whether or not the Palestinian Authority cracks down on the terror groups, according to the MENL. It is believed that the establishment of Palestine will have a powerfully positive effect on President George W. Bush's aspirations for re-election later in the year. US proposal The US proposal for...
  • Statement on UN Security Council Roadmap Resolution

    11/20/2003 2:35:27 PM PST · by anotherview · 104+ views
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs ^ | November 20, 2003 | Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
    Jerusalem, November 20, 2003 Statement on UN Security Council Roadmap Resolution (Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser) In light of the United Nations Security Council resolution regarding the roadmap, Israel would like to reiterate the following: The Government of Israel accepted the roadmap along with 14 clarifications that it decided upon and this is the one and only diplomatic plan that Israel is prepared to carry out. The peace plan known as the "Roadmap", as accepted by Israel, can be carried out only through negotiations and agreements between Israel and the Palestinians. Judging in relation to the plan's implementation...
  • Israel Plans More West Bank Settlements

    10/02/2003 2:44:57 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 19 replies · 241+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2003 | Ravi Nessman
    JERUSALEM - Israel announced Thursday it would construct 565 new homes in three Jewish settlements in the West Bank, further angering Palestinians unhappy over Israel's approval of a security barrier that cuts deep into the West Bank. Palestinians view both decisions as attempts by Israel to grab land they want for an eventual Palestinian state. Construction in West Bank settlements violates a requirement of the U.S.-backed "road map" peace agreement, which calls for a freeze of such building. Israel has says it will continue to build to accommodate what it calls natural growth. Zalman Shoval, an adviser to Israeli Prime...
  • ZOA: Bush is Wrong; The Problem is Not Just Arafat

    09/24/2003 5:58:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 158+ views
    IMRA ^ | 9-23-03
    BUSH AGAIN SAYS ARAFAT IS THE PROBLEM; BUT IN FACT, PALESTINIAN ARAB CULTURE OF HATE & VIOLENCE IS THE PROBLEM NEW YORK - President Bush, speaking at the United Nations, has again asserted that Yasir Arafat and a few other Palestinian Arab leaders are the only obstacle to Middle East peace--when, in fact, the problem is the entire culture of anti-Jewish hatred and violence which envelops Palestinian Arab society. Speaking at the United Nations on September 23, 2003, President Bush said that the Palestinian Arab cause "is being betrayed by leaders who cling to power but are feeding old hatreds...
  • U.S. to Withhold Some Funds from Israel; because of its settlement activities in Palestinian areas

    09/15/2003 1:35:55 PM PDT · by Brian S · 138 replies · 796+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09-15-03
    Mon September 15, 2003 04:25 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration said on Monday it planned to withhold some funds from Israel because of its settlement activities in Palestinian areas. The deductions would come from a $9 billion package of U.S. loan guarantees to help Israel weather a deep recession and fiscal crisis. But administration officials said they have yet to decide whether to penalize Israel for building a fence through the West Bank. Congressional aides doubted the White House would carry out that threat. Under legislation authorizing the loan guarantees, the United States would deduct from the...
  • US Stopped Israeli Raid to Seize Arafat

    09/15/2003 9:32:12 AM PDT · by Piranha · 34 replies · 164+ views
    World Tribune ^ | September 15, 2003
    U.S. stopped Israeli raid to seize Arafat SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Monday, September 15, 2003 The United States has prevented Israel's military from capturing the headquarters of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat. U.S. government sources said the Bush administration sent a harsh message to Israel to suspend plans to capture Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah over the weekend. The sources said the had military planned to raid the so-called Muqata'a on late Friday and capture Arafat. Both Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice telephoned Israeli and PA leaders and warned Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to...
  • Killing Arafat definitely an option, says Israeli politician

    09/14/2003 6:09:26 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 18 replies · 158+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 09/15/03 | David Blair
    Israel may choose to kill Yasser Arafat in its onslaught on "heads of terror", Ehud Olmert, the deputy prime minister, said yesterday. He described Mr Arafat's assassination as a possible way of implementing the security cabinet's decision last Thursday to "remove" the Palestinian leader.   Ehud Olmert: 'Arafat is one of the heads of terror' "Killing him is definitely one of the options. We are trying to eliminate all the heads of terror and Arafat is one of the heads of terror," he said. "In my eyes, from a moral point of view, this is no different from killing others...
  • Arafat's assassination will not resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict

    09/14/2003 6:03:41 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 30 replies · 147+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 09/15/03 | Barbara Amiel
    Last Thursday, The Jerusalem Post, of which I am a director, ran a leader that began as follows: "The world will not help us; we must help ourselves. We must kill as many of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders as possible... And we must kill Yasser Arafat."Yesterday, Israel's deputy prime minister, Ehud Olmert, announced that Arafat's assassination was an option. Why a government would announce such a move, so disastrous in PR terms, is a mystery, but then subtlety has never been a hallmark of Likud.Arafat is a terrorist leader and a mass murderer. After founding Fatah in the...
  • The Sermons on the Mount...practicing what they preach.

    10/09/2002 6:06:38 PM PDT · by hope · 15 replies · 294+ views
    The Omega Letter ^ | 10-9-02 | jack Kinsella
    The Sermons On The Mount Practicing What They Preach Terror - Islam10/9/2002 Jack Kinsella SyriaA official Syrian Radio sermon was broadcast from Anas Ibn-Malik Mosque in Damascus : "O God, annihilate the Zionists and make them destroy themselves" the preacher urged via Damascus Syria Arab Republic Radio in Arabic, official station of the Syrian Government.Shaykh Dr. Ziyad al-Din al-Ayyubi delivered the sermon. It was devoted to Arab and Islamic unity and prayed for the success of Bashar al Assad as he led the country. Dr. Ayyubi also prayed, "O God, help our people in Palestine and the Golan. O God,...
  • U.N. to investigate Kosovo village explosions that knocked 2 U.S. soldiers unconscious

    08/02/2002 8:03:04 PM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 225+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 2, 2002 | Kent Harris
    U.N. to investigate Kosovo village explosions that knocked 2 U.S. soldiers unconscious By Kent Harris, Stars and StripesEuropean edition, Friday, August 2, 2002 Kent Harris / S&S An explosion ripped apart the house in the forefront of this picture early Wednesday night, knocking unconcious a pair of U.S. soldiers who were walking by it. Another explosion tore through the house in the background while rescuers were getting the two wounded soldiers to safety. Kent Harris / S&S Sgt. Dominic Huggins, left, and Sgt. Jerry Burge, from the Bamberg, Germany-based 54th Engineer Battalion, are recovering at the hospital at Camp...