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  • ISIS Prepares to Attack Israel in North and South Pincer Movement

    12/26/2014 8:17:04 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 24, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    With ISIS continuing to hold the upper hand in Syria and Iraq, it appears that the terrorist network is planning what military strategists call a pincer movement to attack the Israeli homeland from the north and south. Three Syrian rebel groups switched loyalties to gain ISIS support for attacks on the Israeli occupied Golan Heights, according to a report by the Fiscal Times. ISIS is now able to coordinate with Egyptian ISIS-aligned terror group Ansar Bait al-Maqdis in Sinai to simultaneously pressure Israel's northern and southern borders... Although the U.S. led Coalition Joint Task Force named "Operation Inherent Resolve" claims to...
  • Palestinians Attempt to Co-Opt Jewish History-The desperate antics of an invented people

    12/26/2014 5:55:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 26, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    Palestinians Attempt to Co-Opt Jewish HistoryPosted By Ari Lieberman On December 26, 2014 @ 12:08 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The Tel Dan Stele In December 2011, former House Speaker and presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich made the following observation regarding the Palestinians; Remember there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community… That comment set off a firestorm of debate and criticism but is in actuality, grounded in historical fact....
  • Iraq, Israel Dominate Debate at Meeting - (SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan )

    06/21/2003 2:10:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies · 108+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 21, 2003 at 13:02:51 PDT | DONNA BRYSON
    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) - The U.S.-led war that toppled Saddam Hussein forced Iraq's neighbors to contemplate their weaknesses and lack of democracy, Arab leaders said Saturday in a debate that revealed fears about what Washington might have in store next for the region. Iraq was among the main themes at the World Economic Forum, held for the first time in the Middle East, which joins influential CEOs and entrepreneurs with politicians to discuss global issues. More than 1,100 participants, including 11 heads of state or government and dozens of Cabinet ministers, attended the three-day meeting, which opened Saturday on...
  • Middle East Summit Next week in Aqba Jordan

    05/25/2003 12:20:24 PM PDT · by Semper Paratus · 17 replies · 188+ views
    Fox News | May 25, 2003 | Fox News
    Announcement that a Summit between Bush, Sharon, the new PLO Prime Minister and King of Jordan will take place next week in Aqba Jordan.Other Middle East leaders to be invited.
  • We Decide, We Report (NPR Barf Alert)

    05/16/2003 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 192+ views
    True ^ | May 16, 2003 | staff
    Alex Safian, Associate Director of Camera reports that on March 4th and 5th, NPR news reported two seemingly similar stories, one after the other, about Islamic extremists that blew themselves up amongst crowds of civilians, killing scores of people. In consecutive news segments on the March 5th broadcast of NPRs Morning Edition, the first attack was described as a terrorist bombing, with Muslim insurgents the likely perpetrators. The report offered no explanation [or possible] justification [for the attack]. The second attack was reported without using any form of the word terror, and included nothing about who the likely perpetrators might...
  • You have to see it to believe it - Democrats 2000 platform

    04/13/2003 5:32:59 AM PDT · by ddodd3329 · 5 replies · 50+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | April 11, 2003 | Paul Peters
    It really is staggering. You have to see it to believe it. When was the last time you took a foray into enemy territory? When was the last time you looked at the Democrats 2000 platform? Click here for the real thing: Go there, look around. Have some fun like I did. Oh- by the way, the Demoncrats platform is quoted in red, which seems appropriate. Israel, the Middle East and the Demoncrats Have you ever wondered where the Demoncrats stood on Israel? Read the next paragraph. "Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel and should remain undividedresponsibility now resides...
  • Foxa Americana (Barf Alert re: Fox News War Coverage)

    04/09/2003 8:33:18 AM PDT · by A_Niceguy_in_CA · 24 replies · 191+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Wednesday, April 09, 2003 | By Rogel Alper
    Foxa Americana Fox News looks like part of the propagandistic campaign of systematic disinformation by the Bush administration. By Rogel Alper America's Fox News network has been demonstrating since the start of the war in Iraq an amazing lesson in media hypocrisy. The anchors, reporters and commentators unceasingly emphasize that the war's goal is to free the Iraqi people from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. The frequency, consistence and passion with which they use that lame excuse, and the fact that nearly no other reasons are mentioned shows that this is the network's editorial policy. The American flag lies in...
  • Interesting perspective on US/Japan Relations (Isreal Too)

    01/03/2003 4:28:16 PM PST · by Colorado Doug · 1 replies · 119+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 1-04-2003
    Thoughts on anti-Americanism Manga artist Yoshinori Kobayashi and critic Takahiko Soejima denounce conservatives like Hisahiko Okazaki, Kanji Nishio, and Yoshihisa Komori as "tools of America who pretend to be patriots" and "lap-dog conservatives" in the January issue of Shokun magazine. Kobayashi and Soejima, hugely popular among Japan's youth, recount that they previously regarded these conservatives as patriots just like themselves. Their attitudes changed following the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001, when these conservatives argued that it was not the time to voice anti-Americanism and that making openly anti-American statements would damage both Japan-U.S. cooperation and Japan's national interests. They...
  • 3 people killed in attack on Israelis

    12/27/2002 10:54:14 AM PST · by Smogger · 4 replies · 101+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/27/02 | AP
    JERUSALEM, Dec. 27 Three people were killed late Friday in a Palestinian shooting attack on a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, the army said. Several others were wounded. THE TARGET of the attack was Otniel, a settlement near the Palestinian town of Hebron. The attack was the first to bring Israeli casualties in the past month, one of the longest periods of calm in 27 months of fighting. Earlier Friday, the leader of Hamas told 30,000 supporters the group will keep carrying out suicide bombings and other attacks in Israel, despite talks between the Islamic militant group...
  • Road Map to Oblivion (Save Isreal from do gooders and appeasers)

    12/21/2002 2:12:11 PM PST · by freeforall · 21 replies · 464+ views
    The Outpost ^ | Dec 2002 | Herbert Zweibon
    PUBLISHED BY AMERICANS FOR A SAFE ISRAEL Road Map to Oblivion Herbert Zweibon Two decades ago, critics of the Carter administration referred to his senior Mideast advisers as "the Gang of Four" -- a reference to the terminology then being used in China to discredit a group of government officials. Today, Israel faces a new Gang of Four, called the "Quartet." Composed of the European Union, the United Nations, Russia, and the United States, the Quartet is promoting a plan known as the Road Map. It would produce, by next year, a Palestinian state more or less along Israel's 1949...
  • Carter offers to mediate Mideast talks

    12/13/2002 8:09:49 AM PST · by Colorado Doug · 28 replies · 280+ views
    Arab News ^ | 12/13/2002 | Nazir Majally
    Carter offers to mediate Mideast talks By Nazir Majally, Arab News Staff OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, 13 December 2002 Former US President Jimmy Carter yesterday offered to mediate talks between Israel and Palestinians as fresh violence claimed the lives of nine people, five of them unarmed Palestinians, in the occupied territories. Speaking to students at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, the winner of this years Nobel Peace Prize said he would go immediately and with great alacrity, to the Middle East, but only if the parties concerned and the US government asked him to. Carter gave no indications he had been...
  • A Response from the American People

    11/26/2002 8:28:10 AM PST · by FlyingA · 12 replies · 243+ views
    Sierratimes ^ | 11/26/02 | FlyingA
    Recently, we have come upon the writings of those in far away lands explaining the reason why Jihadi (holy war - as you refer) is to be waged upon the American people. As much as we appreciate the passion the author may have for the concerns of Islam, I believe many of the principles laid forth it their manifesto show that when it comes to Real Americans, the author is misinformed, which in turn leads to hypocrisy. Many in far way lands would expect the typical American reply to be that of quoting United Nations resolutions, or entertaining an endless...
  • UMASS protest questionable.

    11/22/2002 8:26:58 AM PST · by SpinyNorman · 2 replies · 170+ views
    The Union News (Westfield, Springfield, Massachusetts) ^ | 11/22/02 | Union News Editorial board
    More than 300 professors and students at the University of Massachusetts have signed a petition asking the university to get rid of its holdings in any company that does business with Israel. There's just one catch: It's not very much money, about $5,000. If the Israeli army is anything like the U.S. Defense Department, that's one hammer, a flashlight and three toilet seats. For comparison, a student at the University of Massachusetts pays $6,482 in tuition and fees. And, for perspective, the university foundation has $150 million in investments. All across the nation, at campuses from Amherst to Berkeley, students...
  • Palestinian Lies & Western Complicity: A Continuing Story

    10/26/2002 4:39:00 PM PDT · by freeforall · 7 replies · 206+ views
    OUTPOST ^ | Sept 2002 | Daniel Doron
    Palestinian Lies & Western Complicity: A Continuing Story Daniel Doron Recent Palestinian allegations about a massacre in the Jenin "refugee camp" (in reality, a fortified terrorist base) were spread like brushfire by the Western media, despite no corroborating evidence. So was Yasser Arafat's poisonous charge, upon emerging from isolation in his compound, that Israel was setting fire to the Church of the Nativity, a transparent effort to incite Christian rage against the Jews. The ease with which Western media gave currency to such dubious "news" illustrated once again how Western complicity helps the Arabs to spread disinformation damaging to Israel's...
  • Divestment campaign too simplistic to succeed

    10/16/2002 9:54:21 AM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 4 replies · 303+ views
    The Battalion (Texas A&M U.) ^ | 10/15/02 | Collins Ezeanyim
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- In the early 1980s, college students helped to eliminate the apartheid regime from South Africa through a divestment campaign, according to Time and Newsweek. This is a movement by students to pressure their universities to review their investment portfolios and eliminate stocks of companies they believe are aiding human injustices. The anti-apartheid divestment movement is a shining example of how focused and passionate college students can organize and make a difference in the world. Now a new divestment movement is sweeping campuses from coast to coast. According to Time, the campaign involves students' efforts to pressure...
  • CNN Nixes Pro-Israel Ads

    09/20/2002 12:47:18 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 131+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/20/02 | Limbacher
    The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Israel 21 wanted to air 30-second spots on CNN, but the AOL/Time Warner property said no. The Times reported that a spokesperson said: "CNN does not take international advocacy ads concerning regions in conflict. This is the same policy we applied when turning down ads that dealt with Egypt, Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia." "Calling our announcements issue advocacy is wrong, and it's a bad business decision," countered Israel 21's Larry Weinberg. "It's outrageous," said AJC spokesman Kenneth Bandler. The groups, according to the Washington Times, said their TV ads were to stress the...
  • Accountability? (State Department has remained on cruise control about the Arab-Israel conflict)

    09/17/2002 5:42:00 PM PDT · by freeforall · 1 replies · 110+ views
    Out Post ^ | July-August 2002 | Herbert Zweibon
    Accountability? Herbert Zweibon President Bush has called for corporate accountability on Wall Street. Those who play games with balance sheets to mislead the public and enrich themselves are to give up their gains -- even go to prison. New rules and regulations are to be passed to make the current wave of scandals less likely in the future. How about some accountability for government bureaucrats and politicians? The President has finally called for accountability on the part of the Palestinian Authority, which sucks up international aid for the benefit of a handful of officials and organizes and finances terror and...
  • Why Liberals Support Palestine

    08/24/2002 7:03:11 AM PDT · by RMrattlesnake · 16 replies · 249+ views
    rocky mountian rattlesnake press | 23aug02 | Darren Morrison
    Why Liberals Support Palestine By Darren Morrison Today we meet people who are pro-Palestinian, who tell the lies of how Palestinians are peaceful and the Jews are just killing them, but almost on a daily bases I hear about Palestinians who are blowing up Jews in schools, restaurants, markets and other places where people gather. Some Palestinians civilians get killed when the Israelites attack military targets. But the Palestinians do not go after military targets they go after Jewish children and women. They target anyone who is not Muslim. Not all Palestinians are evil mainly just the ones of Islam....
  • Petition to Oppose Divestment from Israel

    07/13/2002 12:58:14 PM PDT · by freeforall · 1 replies · 84+ views ^ | UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA faculty
    We, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA faculty, staff, students and alumni/ae who support peace in the Middle East, oppose the misguided divestment petition calling for punitive actions by the US government and our university against the State of Israel. We have diverse opinions on how peace in the Middle East can be achieved, and widely differing views of the policies of the current Israeli government. We are unanimous, however, in our condemnation of this petition as a one-sided and counter-productive attempt to delegitimize Israel. No less than the Palestinians, Israel has a right to exist free from violence. To place blame solely...
  • (Vanity) Explain to me why it's "OK" for Israel to have settlements on The West Bank?

    06/25/2002 1:20:13 PM PDT · by Johnny Shear · 347 replies · 1,014+ views
    My Mind ^ | June 25th, 2002 | Johnny Shear
    This is an honest question, no offense towards anyone is intended... I won't try to claim I'm any kind of scholar on the subject of Isreal Settlements but I have done a bit of research on the subject. Yet, one question still remains... I can't justify the Isreal Settlements in The West Bank and Gaza...In my own mind, anyway... As far as I can tell, Isreal officially justifies these settlements based on the fact that they lay claim to Gaza and the West Bank due to defeating Arab aggressors in the 1967 war. And, Isreal is still technically at war...
  • Annan: Israel violating Oslo process

    06/24/2002 11:16:55 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 13 replies · 92+ views
    Deutsche Presse via Bloomberg, no url
    New York (dpa) - Israel's reoccupation of six Palestinian towns in the West Bank is a violation of the Oslo peace process, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Monday. The Israeli military actions, including the recapture of Ramallah, the capital of the Palestinian Authority, ``significantly increase tensions in a volatile situation,'' Annan said. The Oslo process in the early 1990s brought together Palestinians and Israelis who agreed on a timetable for peace negotiations. But the Israeli government said the process was terminated with the continued violence between the two sides beginning in September 2000. Annan condemned the killing by Israeli forces...
  • 'Pride' of suicide attacker's mother

    06/18/2002 8:34:41 AM PDT · by MVV · 49 replies · 658+ views
    BBC ^ | 6/18/02 | Orla Guerin
    Tuesday, 18 June, 2002, 10:15 GMT 11:15 UK 'Pride' of suicide attacker's mother Naima: "This is the best day of my life" By Orla Guerin BBC Middle East correspondent In Gaza, the mother of a Palestinian suicide attacker who killed two Israelis before being shot dead has spoken of her feelings about her son's actions. A video released by Hamas shows a proud mother taking up arms beside her favourite son. We believe our sons go to heaven when they are martyred... when [Jewish] sons die they go to hell Naima al-Obeid First a warm embrace, then a loving kiss....
  • The Long Arm of Terror

    06/16/2002 9:55:08 AM PDT · by freeforall · 112+ views
    Outpost ^ | MAY 2002 | Ruth King
    The Long Arm of Terror Ruth King There is an Arab saying: "When the cow stumbles, the long knives come out." America and Israel have clearly stumbled in the war against terrorism. While Colin Powell was conducting a shameless diplomatic dance with Arafat, thugs throughout the Arab world were rioting, burning American flags, inciting anti-American hatred, and extolling the suicide bombers who have devastated Israel. Even as Israelis were still identifying victims, following the attack on the Jerusalem market (which merely led Powell to postpone his meeting with Arafat by a day), the Saudis were holding a telethon to raise...
  • Who started the 1967 War?(my question)

    06/12/2002 8:30:35 AM PDT · by madison46 · 42 replies · 861+ views
    Question | 06/12/02 | Me
    I read within the last few months an article stating why Isreal went to war in 1967...and that since that time Egypt has admitted that they were planning to strike. Does anyone have that source or know of such a recent(last 3-4months) article? I'm battling a guy at work about this. He says Isreal started the 1967 war, I say it was the Arabs. Thanks, madions46
  • Palestinian leader charged in attack

    06/04/2002 5:36:01 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2002-06-04 | Jonathan Kingstone
    A Palestinian community leader has been charged in an assault during a protest in which prominent doctor Bernard Goldman had his shoulder broken. The Sunnybrook heart surgeon and Order of Canada recipient made headlines when he was assaulted March 30 as he left a bookstore on Bloor St. W. Running straight into a Palestinian protest, Goldman, who was with his five-year-old grandson, caught the attention of one of the 1,000 marchers and said: "Stop the suicide bombings." The 66-year-old was shoved down, dislocating and breaking his shoulder. Murad Awin Ebeid, 37, of Mississauga, surrendered to police May 9 and was...
  • Too little, too late from Arafat

    05/19/2002 4:14:09 AM PDT · by Clive · 1 replies · 1+ views
    National Post (Toronto) ^ | May 18, 2002 | Neill Lochery
    Yasser Arafat's speech to the Palestinian Legislative Council in Ramallah, in which he called for reform of the Palestinian Authority, should be welcomed. Unfortunately it's a case of too little, too late. Mr. Arafat is under growing pressure at home and abroad to carry out reforms promised to restructure his government and hold elections. The fact his speech was greeted by mute applause is a sign of his increasingly difficult domestic position and the desire for real change among many leading Palestinians. This was made even more apparent for Mr. Arafat when a special committee appointed to study PA reforms...
  • PA minister beaten in Ramallah

    05/13/2002 7:04:52 PM PDT · by Clive · 6 replies · 128+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | May 14, 2002 | By Amira Hass, Ha'aretz Correspondent and agencies
    The Palestinian Authority minister in charge of relations with non-governmental organizations, Hassan Asfour, and his bodyguard, were beaten by five masked assailants Monday, in an assault described by a Palestinian official as a "criminal act". Asfour was beaten close to his Ramallah home at around 9:00 P.M. Monday evening. The five called on the minister to stop and when he did not, he and his bodyguard were beaten. The minister was taken to a hospital with light injuries, an aide to Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat said. "This is a cowardly and dirty assault against minister Asfour," the aide, Ahmed...
  • Arafat's terror link confirmed - again

    05/13/2002 3:22:23 PM PDT · by Clive · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 13, 2002 | Arieh O'Sullivan
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's direct involvement in personally approving funding for terrorist attacks has been reconfirmed by details released by the Shin Bet security agency from its interrogation of senior Fatah Tanzim leader Nasser Abu Hamid. Abu Hamid also told his interrogators that in his meetings with Arafat, the PA chairman spoke in anachronisms and did not appear capable of leading a state. West Bank Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti and Barghouti aides drew similar links during their interrogation, according to information released by the Prime Minister's Office earlier this month. In addition, documents discovered by the IDF in Arafat's...
  • Entire Nation of Israel Converts to Catholicism

    05/06/2002 10:57:30 PM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | Lazamataz
    Headline News | Front Page|BSPN | Who Sucks | Subscribe | Movie Posters | Book Reviews Entire Nation of Israel Converts to CatholicismBy Lazamataz As the elected leader of the newly-designated Roman Catholic State of Israel, Ariel Sharon has assumed the position of Cardinal of the Israeli Diocese. JERUSALEM In an effort to confuse Palestinian bombers, the entire nation of Israel converted to Catholicism today. As the Knesset met yesterday, Shlomo Benizri submitted legislation that would formally change the official religion of Israel to Christianity in general and Roman Catholicism in particular.Speaking outside the Knesset chamber, Benizri...
  • "Damn the Israelis"

    05/03/2002 5:34:07 AM PDT · by Clive · 16 replies · 130+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 3, 2002 | andy Donato
  • What really happened? The myth of Jenin grows

    04/27/2002 10:26:51 AM PDT · by Clive · 43 replies · 111+ views
    Globe and mail (Toronto) ^ | April 27, 2002 | Marcus Gee
    Well before the dust had settled, the siege of Jenin had become a symbol of Israeli brutality throughout the Arab world and beyond. Palestinian leaders said 500 of their people had been killed when Israeli troops invaded the West Bank refugee camp. There was talk of massacres and mass graves of the kind seen in Bosnia in the 1990s. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Israeli soldiers had committed "despicable crimes" in Jenin. The correspondent for The Independent of London accused Israel of "a monstrous war crime." Amnesty International called for an immediate investigation into "the killings of hundreds of Palestinians."...
  • Berkeley votes down proposal to divest from Middle East

    04/24/2002 9:41:56 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 14 replies · 193+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 24 April 2002
    <p>BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - In an emotionally charged meeting, City Council members decided late Tuesday night not to divest from Israel and Palestinian areas and companies.</p> <p>The debate, carried on over the shouts of protesters rallying outside City Hall, drew sharply divergent points of view.</p>
  • UN backs Palestinian violence

    04/16/2002 2:04:11 PM PDT · by Clive · 37 replies · 1,698+ views
    National Post (Toronto) ^ | April 16, 2002 | Steven Edwards
    UNITED NATIONS - Six European Union countries yesterday endorsed a United Nations document that condones violence as a way to achieve Palestinian statehood. They were voting as members of the UN Human Rights Commission on a resolution that accuses Israel of a long list of human rights violations, but makes no mention of suicide bombings of Israeli civilians. Canada and two EU countries -- Britain and Germany -- opposed the measure, which supports the use of "all available means, including armed struggle" to establish a Palestinian state. Guatemala and the Czech Republic joined the opposing voices, but with 40 countries...
  • What happened at Jenin?

    04/15/2002 6:29:29 AM PDT · by Grig · 15 replies · 145+ views
    National Post ^ | April 15, 2002 | Stewart Bell
    National Post reporter Stewart Bell interviewed Palestinians fleeing the Jenin refugee camp and Israeli military officials in an attempt to sort out the two sides' widely disparate claims about the conduct and human cost of the battles in the camp. - - - RAMANEH, West Bank - Ramaneh Elementary and Preparatory School normally echoes with the squeals of children. Yesterday it served a more sombre function as a refuge for hundreds of war-weary Palestinians displaced by the fighting in nearby Jenin. There was a woman who had fled her home in such a panic she grabbed the wrong child, realizing...
  • Silence greets the new anti-Semitism -- And Israel left to fight alone again

    04/14/2002 6:50:30 AM PDT · by Clive · 57 replies · 312+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 14, 2002 | Michele Mandel
    These are frightening, frustrating times to be a Jew. Isolated, reviled, condemned in a topsy-turvy world where most politicians and journalists lay all the blame for the Middle East crisis at our door. Anti-semitism is alive and well and living in the 21st century. Of course, now it is all couched in anti-Israel rhetoric, the new cover for the old malady, and somehow socially acceptable. But it is not only in the one-sided media that I hear its echoes. Its very real manifestations are being played out in firebomb attacks on synagogues and community centres and Jewish school buses around...
  • Isreal -- IDF nabs top terrorists, expands searches

    04/14/2002 5:33:35 AM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 14, 2002 | Arieh O'Sullivan
    (April 14) - The IDF expanded its operations in the West Bank over the weekend and arrested a number of top wanted terrorists. Among those arrested was the commander of Fatah's Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade in the West Bank, Nasser Awis. Special forces captured him and another senior terrorist hiding in a house in the Nablus-area village of Khirbet Casda yesterday morning. The Aksa Martyrs Brigade is behind many of the suicide bombings, including the one by a female suicide bomber in Jerusalem's Mahaneh Yehuda market Friday afternoon, which killed six people and wounded 65. The army said Awis surrendered after...
  • Bus explodes in Israel, killing 8

    04/10/2002 1:46:06 AM PDT · by westnews · 2 replies · 129+ views
    News Wire ^ | 10 April 2002 | New Wire
    A bus exploded Wednesday during rush hour near the northern city of Haifa, killing at least eight people and injuring many, police and emergency officials said. The explosion came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed to continue his assault on Palestinian militants, in the wake of a Tuesday ambush that killed 13 Israeli soldiers. For Details
  • Feds to probe Peninsula church blaze

    04/08/2002 4:12:23 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 1 replies · 126+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | April 8, 2002 | Jim Doyle, Henry Lee
    <p>Federal arson investigators were due to arrive today at the site of a Los Altos Hills church that burned to the ground over the weekend, saddening a congregation that includes many Palestinian families.</p> <p>Beginning tomorrow, a special team of agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms will likely begin to comb through the remains of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of the Redeemer, ATF spokeswoman Marti McKee said.</p>
  • Canada's 'ti Jean formulates mid-east policy

    04/07/2002 5:48:40 AM PDT · by Clive · 2 replies
    Ottawa Sun ^ | April 7, 2002 | Susan Dewar
  • Church of the Nativity

    04/04/2002 4:58:53 AM PST · by Clive · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | april 4, 2002 | Andy Donato
  • Israel doesn't need our approval

    04/03/2002 5:15:37 AM PST · by xp38 · 5 replies · 104+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | April 3 2002 | Peter Worthington
    A case can be made that the greatest mistake Israel is making in this ongoing war against Yasser Arafat, is Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's penchant for explaining his actions. He should not feel required to solicit the approval of the outside world. The difference between Osama bin Laden's attack on America and the daily suicide bombings in Israel is mostly a matter of degree. When U.S. President George Bush declared war against terrorism, starting with the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan, he alerted allies and sought their co-operation, but he didn't explain or justify his actions. He didn't have to...
  • No room here for old hates

    04/02/2002 7:15:53 AM PST · by Clive · 1 replies · 93+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 2, 2002
    Canadians despair when we view the violence that has exploded in the Middle East in recent weeks. We can't begin to imagine what it's like for ordinary Israelis who live in fear of the next deadly suicide attack. Or for ordinary Palestinians who live in fear of the next retaliatory army strike. Viewed from an ocean away, the situation in the Mideast seems so volatile, so desperate, that we can only give thanks we live in Canada - a country that prizes freedom, democracy and a peaceful, pluralistic society. But when these ancient feuds and ongoing battles in the Mideast...
  • One way to stop the terror

    03/30/2002 5:46:17 AM PST · by Clive · 47 replies · 350+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 30, 2002
    What Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon hasn't explained is what good destroying Yasser Arafat's West Bank compound will actually do. Especially when Sharon declares that Arafat is Israel's "enemy" in one breath and then promises not to harm him in another. So what's the point of the assault? Israel has alternately argued that Arafat encourages terrorism, doesn't want to stop terrorism and is incapable of stopping terrorism. Whichever it is, why blow up his buildings? Kill him, capture him or exile him. But why risk having a stray tank shell turn him into a martyr? We would better understand, and...
  • Will Palestine ever stop the terror?

    03/27/2002 6:43:20 PM PST · by maxremund · 41 replies · 255+ views
    various news channels, associated press | march 27 02 | maxremund
    isreal offers land for peace palestine bombs them isreal says hey i thought we want peace palestine bombs them isreal does nothing palestine does it again "in the name of allah" BOOM! 10 more isrealites die. will palestine ever get the thought accross there head that isreal is willing to trade piecefor land. or are they going to keep being crazy savages and kill inocent isrealites
  • Sending US troops to Middle East?

    03/17/2002 8:03:26 AM PST · by Gillmeister · 12 replies · 441+ views
    3/17/02 | gillmeister
    Did I hear this right?
  • Israelis take control of Palestinian city

    03/12/2002 9:35:44 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 31+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/13/02 | Hadeel Wahdan
    <p>RAMALLAH, West Bank Israeli tanks and troops thrust into Palestinian refugee camps and took command of the streets in this key West Bank city yesterday, killing 31 Palestinians in one of Israel's largest military operations ever in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.</p>
  • Arafat Accuses Israel of Tattooing Numbers on Prisoners' A

    03/12/2002 5:27:39 PM PST · by jac4545 · 14 replies · 260+ views
    Xinhau News Agency ^ | 2002-03-12 |
    GAZA, March 12 (Xinhuanet) -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Tuesday accused Israeli troops of tattooing numbers on the arms of dozens of Palestinian prisoners in the Tulkarem refugee camp in the West Bank. In an interview with the Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Arab satellite TV channel in the day, Arafat described the action as quot;the same the Nazi was doing against the Jews in Europe.quot; quot;Did you see what the Israeli soldiers put on the arms of the Palestinian prisoners in Tulkarem? They tattooed numbers on their arms. Is it the same thing the Nazi did against Jews?quot; said Arafat....
  • So blame it on the Jews

    03/10/2002 9:40:55 AM PST · by Happygal · 120 replies · 921+ views
    Sunday Independent (Ireland) ^ | March 10, 2002 | Declan McCormack
    IT'S open season for Jew-bashing in the West at the moment. As the Middle East's only democracy is subjected to wave after wave of vicious terrorist attacks by Palestinian gunmen and suicide bombers the pious West and the sanctimoniously 'liberal' Western media lay the blame firmly where it has always lain with the Jews. Yes, while every other democracy in the 'free world' claims a sovereign God-given right to extirpate terrorism and to protect their innocent citizens from the evil deeds of men and women of violence, the Jewish state of Israel is supposed to take the vicious, murderous attacks...
  • Analysis: Israel may be ready for more active military role in Syria

    05/05/2013 6:04:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    NBC ^ | 13 hours ago | Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News
    Explosions shook Damascus just before 2 a.m. Sunday, and rebels in Syria said jets struck at least nine locations in close proximity, including a research center. Israel is now bracing for retaliation from the blasts. NBC's Richard Engel reports. NEWS ANALYSIS By Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News ANTAKYA, Turkey -- War makes strange bedfellows. President Bashar Assads regime is in the unique position of being targeted both by Israel and supporters of al Qaeda. It is hard to imagine more a diverse couple: Sworn enemies fighting against the same government. Israel carried out a series of attacks on...
  • Obama not bluffing over Iran military threat, Biden tells Aipac

    03/04/2013 11:59:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Monday 4 March 2013 12.56 EST | Ewen MacAskill
    Joe Biden also said the US remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Barack Obama's threats to use military force to prevent Iran securing a nuclear weapon are more than idle bluffs, vice-president Joe Biden told the biggest pro-Israeli lobbying group Aipac on Monday.Biden said that while the US preferred a diplomatic solution to the standoff with Iran, a military option remained on the table."The president of the United States cannot, and does not, bluff. President Barack Obama is not bluffing," Biden told the audience in Washington.Israel is seeking assurances of support...