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  • In Danger of Closing, Channel 10 Goes Dark Overnight

    12/28/2014 3:28:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/14 | Elad Benari
    Channel 10 went dark on Sunday night at about 10:30 p.m. Israel time, at the instruction of the channel’s employees union. Instead of regular programming, the channel displayed a picture of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, alongside the words, "In three days, Channel 10 will close. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who serves as Minister of Communications, refuses to find a solution. Due to this the employees union has decided to cease Channel 10’s broadcast for the night. We will resume broadcasting at 6:00 a.m." The channel has been facing financial difficulties for several years. In December of 2012, the Knesset held...
  • Netanyahu foes lose bid to postpone Likud primaries (scheduled for 12/31)

    12/28/2014 11:51:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/28/2014 19:13 | GIL HOFFMAN
    The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday rejected an appeal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opponents in Likud who asked to postpone the Likud leadership and Knesset primary that is set for Wednesday. The decision by Judge Michal Agmon-Gonen means that the race for both the Knesset and Likud leader will be that day, pending an appeal to the Supreme Court. Agmon-Gonen wrote in her ruling that the decision to hold both races the same day was "reasonable" and would not cause significant harm to the democratic process inside the party. A source close to Likud central committee members who...
  • Hamas bars Gaza children from Israel trip

    12/28/2014 10:20:38 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | FARES AKRAM
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers prevented a group of children from entering Israel on Sunday for a postwar conciliatory trip meant to foster peace, Hamas and organizers said. The 37 children, most of whom have lost a parent in fighting between Hamas and Israel, were to enter Israel on Sunday and spend a week visiting Jewish and Arab communities and a zoo. They were also going to travel to the West Bank for a meeting with the Palestinian president. But a bus carrying the children and their adult chaperones was turned back when it reached the...
  • Allah in our schools ( Common Core )

    12/28/2014 6:32:11 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 28, 2014 | Carol Brown
    Jihad, in its many guises and forms, is being waged across America. No aspect of our society has been untouched by this relentless attack. Including our schools. Our education system has been infiltrated by the enemy, as the next generation of Americans is brainwashed with white-washed Islam. The assault is coming from all directions and it never sleeps. Muslim Brotherhood front groups have been, and continue to be, integrally involved in the development of Common Core curriculum. They make sure a false picture of Islam is integrated into lessons, from K – 12. Our children are exposed to all manner...
  • The Destruction of the Middle East ( Moslems on Jihad )

    12/28/2014 6:25:09 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 27, 2014 | Denis MacEoin
    The heritage of centuries has been wiped out in little more than a year. Eventually the need to wipe out all traces of unbelief becomes obsessive. At one time, for instance, Egyptian law demanded that any house found to contain a copy of The Apology of al-Kindi (a book containing a polemical dialogue between a Muslim and a Christian) would be demolished along with 40 houses around it. Ethics were defined by what Allah said was good or evil in Sharia law. The Islamic State's behaviour is solidly rooted in Islamic ideology, law and practice. It is only when this...
  • Is Al Jazeera changing its tune on Syria?

    12/28/2014 12:47:36 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Al-Akhbar ^ | December 27, 2014 | By: Wissam Kanaan
    It is no secret that Al Jazeera is the media arm of Qatari foreign policy, which has suffered a successive series of setbacks, particularly in Syria. But some time ago, signs that changes had taken place in the editorial line of Al Jazeera began to emerge, as evident in the terminology the Qatari satellite channel started using. For example, Al Jazeera no longer refers to opposition fighters as “rebels.” Moreover, Al Jazeera has been giving airtime for discussions about the mistakes of the Free Syrian Army. Soon enough, coverage of Syria in Al Jazeera news bulletins started decreasing. A few...
  • Europe Gave the Green Light to Burn a Jewish Child (by de-listing Hamas)

    12/27/2014 9:12:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | Saturday, December 27, 2014 6:24 PM | Giulio Meotti
    Ayala Shapira is an 11 year old Jewish girl. She was badly injured in a Palestinian Arab firebomb attack and suffered life-threatening smoke inhalation and third-degree burns over the majority of her body and face. […] Several days have passed since the attack on Ayala and you will not find a single European official who condemned Arab terrorism and the vicious attempt to burn alive a Jewish girl. Think about it. Burnt alive: the same thing the Nazis did. […] A few days before the attack on the Shapira’s family, the European Union took Hamas off the black list of...
  • Senator: Obama Not Popular in Israel ‘for Good Reason’ (Mitch McConnell)

    12/27/2014 8:21:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/2014, 5:50 AM | Ben Ariel
    Future Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Barack Obama is not popular in Israel “and for good reason”. Speaking to the Israel Hayom newspaper, McConnell, who has become one of the most powerful and influential people in Washington since November’s midterm election, said, “It is no secret that president Obama isn’t popular in Israel, and for good reason.” “In my view, he has tilted on numerous occasions in a direction that would lead Israelis to believe that he is not as solemn an ally as past presidents have been,” added McConnell, a senator from Kentucky. …
  • Indiana Governor in Israel, Refuses Abbas Invitation to Dinner

    12/27/2014 5:35:14 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Dec 2014 | Paul Miller
    Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence spent Christmas with his family in Israel, part of a nine-day trip that includes a three-day jobs mission to meet with government and business leaders to discuss expanding economic ties between Indiana and the Jewish State. According to a Facebook post by Caroline Glick, senior contributing editor of The Jerusalem Post:As a visiting dignitary, Pence and his family were invited to PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas’s annual Christmas dinner, where he was notified that a car would be sent to fetch him to Abbas’s office for an unscheduled and unsolicited meeting at 10:45pm.Governor Pence in his inimitable...
  • 'If UN Recognizes Palestine, Israel Must Annex in Judea-Samaria'

    12/27/2014 3:49:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/14 | Ari Yashar
    Likud Central Committee chairman Danny Danon, who is challenging Binyamin Netanyahu for leadership of the party, on Saturday night called on Israel to respond to an expected UN recognition of the Palestinian Authority (PA) as the "state of Palestine" by declaring sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. "We must clarify in the clearest terms to the world that every unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state will bring Israeli sovereignty," declared Danon in a meeting with Likud activists in Judea's Gush Etzion region. Prime among the attendants at the meeting were Kiryat Arba Regional Council head Malakhi Levinger and Deputy Gush Etzion...
  • Watch: Hamas Shows Off Army 'Ready to Conquer Jerusalem'

    12/27/2014 3:35:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/14 | Dalit Halevi & Ari Yashar
    he propaganda unit of Hamas's "military wing", the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, kicked into overdrive recently with a new film, which attempted to portray the terrorist organization's Gazan fighting force as a modern Islamic army, exhibiting advanced weaponry training for a wide range of scenarios - and with its sights on Jerusalem. Video In the video a large unit of terrorists are shown with all the equipment of a modern army, from combat vests to advanced assault rifles. Several are seen bearing a flag reading "the army of Al-Quds (Jerusalem)." The Hamas "army" is seen conducting an array of operations modeled...
  • Graham: Senate will vote on Iran sanctions legislation in January

    12/27/2014 3:13:56 PM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 27, 2014, 04:10 pm | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Saturday that the Senate will take up an Iran sanctions bill in January, setting up a tough vote for Democrats. During an appearance alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, Graham said there will be a vote on legislation drafted by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) in January. The measure would impose additional sanctions on Iran if it violates the interim nuclear agreement or walks away from talks. "I’m here to tell you, Mr. Prime Minister, that the Congress will follow your lead," Graham said. "In January...
  • The Danny Glover standard

    12/27/2014 6:08:28 AM PST · by NJRighty · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/27/2014 | Post Editorial Board
    Alice Walker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who’s made her moral case against the Cuban embargo scathingly clear. In a letter to then-President Bill Clinton, she said, “Even if you despise Fidel and even if the Cubans should not have shot down the planes violating their air space. the embargo is wrong because it punishes people for being who they are.” As it happens, we have sympathy for the argument that opening up regimes to the world may well do more to fight oppression than boycotts and embargoes. But when it comes to Alice Walker, the same woman who has...
  • Israel buying 4 new warships from Germany, PM confirms

    12/26/2014 4:03:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies ^ | December 25, 2014 | Ilan Ben Zion
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday confirmed that Israel had acquired four new Sa’ar-class warships from Germany, reportedly to help protect off-shore gas extraction facilities. ... A spokesperson from the Prime Minister’s Office said that for the time being the deal remained an understanding, and that Germany would be footing a “nice” part of the cost. He refused to detail the cost of the ships.
  • Europe is Gone

    12/26/2014 3:18:37 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Berel Wein
    What can one say about Europe? I imagine that if one wants to be bitterly truthful then one could easily say that Hitler has in effect triumphed. He branded the Jews as the root of all troubles and proclaimed that the “final” and only solution to the “Jewish problem” was to eradicate all Jews from the face of the earth. And as we all know, he followed through on his genocidal program. A great deal of Europe, its leaders, intellectuals and common folk, willfully and almost gleefully cooperated in this genocide. Many did so actively while many more Europeans did...
  • Can Russia's Vladimir Putin help deliver a Palestinian state?

    12/26/2014 2:05:57 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Shamir | Shlomo
    Russia has finally found a lever with which to gain revenge on the United States and the West for its support for Ukraine. As payback for the painful sanctions imposed on its economy, Moscow is now brandishing a new diplomatic sword. The man who handed the Kremlin this sword on a silver platter, thereby enabling it to divert the world’s attention away from what is taking place in Ukraine, is none other than Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Israel's Top Court Orders West Bank Settlement Demolished [Does Hamas Have A Supreme Court?]

    12/26/2014 10:55:00 AM PST · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 26, 2014 | BATSHEVA SOBELMAN
    Israel's Top Court Orders West Bank Settlement Demolished Protester By BATSHEVA SOBELMAN Amona, the largest of unauthorized outposts in the West Bank, is ordered demolished by Israel's top court Israel’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to demolish the West Bank settlement of Amona within two years and relocate its 300 Jewish residents, moving to end a years-long legal battle. In the ruling late Thursday, Supreme Court President Asher Grunis acknowledged that demolishing the community would be “difficult and painful” for its residents. However, he wrote, “this difficulty cannot enable illegal construction on private land” or justify failure to comply...
  • ISIS Prepares to Attack Israel in North and South Pincer Movement

    12/26/2014 8:17:04 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 84 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 · 6 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 NPR´s 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 undivided…responsibility 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 year’s 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 Catholicism By 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...