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  • Op-Ed: NYT Editorial Actually Condemns the World, not Israel

    11/26/2014 10:06:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/14 | Hillel Fendel
    The New York Times published a most unfortunate editorial on Tuesday based entirely on an inaccurate premise.... "It is heartbreaking," the paper's editorial board wrote, "to see the Israeli cabinet approve a contentious bill that would officially define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, reserving 'national rights' only for Jews." The paper implicitly refers to the bill as one that "diminishes the rights of [Israel's] people" and "[denies] full rights to minorities." The proposed bill does neither of these. By granting the Jewish People exclusive "national rights" in Israel, the new bill does not deny civil or democratic...
  • Livni Welcomes Rivlin's Criticism of Jewish State Law

    11/25/2014 5:01:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/14 | Elad Benari
    ustice Minister Tzipi Livni, head of the Hatnua party, welcomed on Tuesday evening President Reuven Rivlin’s criticism of the controversial Jewish State Law. Rivlin, who spoke at a conference earlier Tuesday, said, "The State of Israel is the national state of the Jewish people. A small, abhorred minority, undermine this fact, both from within our own and from outside, and so, we must ask ourselves seriously, what is the point of the proposed law - Israel: The National State of the Jewish People." "Does the promotion of this law, not in fact, question the success of the Zionist enterprise in...
  • Cruz: Not Sorry I Spoke Up for Israel

    09/25/2014 9:27:32 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he's not sorry he spoke out in favor of Israel and the Jewish people at a Sept. 10 conference where he was shouted down and forced to leave the stage, the Washington Free Beacon reported. He said he felt it important to honor his commitment to speak, especially about the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, even as he was met with boos as he went after Hezbollah and Syrian President Bashar al- Assad. “Look, I anticipated that there were one or two radical speakers who I didn’t expect would be happy with...
  • Z-Street Wins Ruling Against IRS – Was Targeted By Obama Officials Because of It’s Pro-Israel Views

    05/31/2014 11:00:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/31/14 | Jim Hoft
    Z Street representative Lori Lowenthal Marcus spoke out in March 2013 about the harassment the pro-Israel group received from the Obama IRS: “They told us terrorism happens in Israel. Therefore, they had to look into our organization because they thought we might be funding terrorism. We’re a purely educational entity. We didn’t fund anybody. We barely funded ourselves.” Remember: This is the same administration that wouldn’t call the Benghazi massacre a terrorist attack but accused a pro-Israel group of supporting terror.
  • Kerry: It's a Mistake for Israel to Demand Recognition

    03/13/2014 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 3/13/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry thinks it is a “mistake” for Israel to demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) recognize it as a Jewish state in order to achieve peace. “I think it's a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the decider of their attitude towards the possibility of a state and peace, and we've obviously made that clear," Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday, when asked to clarify the official position of the Obama administration on the issue, according to the Breitbart website. He further said that the...
  • Arab envoys say no to Israel as a Jewish state

    03/09/2014 4:34:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2014 3:33 PM EDT
    Arab foreign ministers on Sunday rejected Israel’s demands that the Palestinians recognize it as a Jewish state, saying such a move would undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees. In a resolution released at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, the foreign ministers called the issue of Palestinian refugees an integral part of a comprehensive and just peace. It blamed Israel for the floundering of peace negotiations. The Arab statement offers strong backing to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who said publicly last week he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state despite facing strong international pressure. Abbas did...
  • Israeli demand sparks ‘Jewish state’ debate

    02/20/2014 1:13:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2014 3:36 PM EST | Dan Perry
    Is Israel “the Jewish state”? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel. A broad-based group of Israelis plans to lobby the Knesset to declare the country, for the first time, a Jewish state by law. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded that the Palestinians recognize Israel’s Jewish status explicitly as part of any agreement. “This is the Jewish land. This is the Jewish state,” he said in a speech...
  • Jordanian Parliament: No to Recognition of Israel

    02/08/2014 5:22:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 2/9/2014, 3:05 AM | Elad Benari
    The Jordanian parliament declared on Saturday that it was against Israel’s demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) recognize it as Jewish state. In a statement carried by the Jordanian Petra news agency, the Lower House of the Parliament outlined its “fundamental position on the Palestinian issue” and said it was rejecting Israel’s demand for being recognized as a Jewish state. The statement emphasized the need to establish an independent and fully sovereign Palestinian state along the pre-1967 borders, with eastern Jerusalem as its capital. …
  • ‘Arab States Will Never Recognize a Jewish State’ (Palestinian Authority foreign minister)

    01/13/2014 8:30:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 1/14/2014, 6:08 AM | Elad Benari
    Arab states “will never recognize Israel”, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) foreign minister stated on Monday, according to NRG/Maariv. Riyad al-Malki was speaking to Radio Palestine after participating in a weekend meeting in Paris between U.S. Secretary State of John Kerry and foreign ministers of the Arab League. …
  • Abbas: We Won't Recognize Israel as a Jewish State

    02/12/2012 5:12:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 2/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday that the PA will not meet Israel’s demand that it recognize Israel as the Jewish State, Kol Yisrael radio reported. According to the report, Abbas explained this statement using the reasoning that once that the PA agrees to this requirement, there would be no value to the million and a half PA Arabs living in Israel, and no refugee would be allowed to come back to Israel, in keeping with the PA demand that Israel allow millions of Arab refugees to return to their old homes in Israeli cities as part of...
  • SWC launches 'SIX WORDS' ad campaign to air during duration OF UN General Assembly

    09/20/2011 4:14:04 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 6 replies
    Simon Wiesenthal Center ^ | September 20, 2011 | SWC
    The Center's simple but compelling 'Six Words' campaign drives home the point that Israel must be recognized as a Jewish State and that Arab nations must accept the legitimacy of a Jewish neighbor. Every diplomat, head of state, member of the media and opinion maker must see this ad which will be airing on television through the duration of the General Assembly vote.
  • PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We Refuse to Recognize a Jewish State"

    06/05/2011 6:36:03 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    Memri tv ^ | June 2, 2011 | Palestinian Authority TV
    Following are excerpts from an interview with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, which aired on Palestinian Authority TV on June 2, 2011: Mahmoud Abbas: With regard to [Palestinian recognition] of a Jewish state, or whatever, this has never been an issue. Throughout the negotiations between the Israeli and us, from 1993 until a year ago, we never heard the words "Jewish state." Now, they have begun to talk about it, and our response was: "Go to the UN, and call yourselves whatever you want. We are not the party to address. Not only that – we refuse to recognize a Jewish...
  • In the Tent, or Out: That is Still the J-Street Question

    05/27/2011 8:14:08 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 3 replies
    Dispatches ^ | Daniel Gordis
    Note: On May 3rd, Daniel Gordis addressed the “J-Street Leadership Mission to Israel and Palestine.” The following column is based on his remarks that day.] Good morning and welcome to Jerusalem. It’s a pleasure to meet with this Leadership Mission; I understand that there are some first time visitors to Israel among you, so a particular welcome to those of you who’ve never been here before. Before we got seated, one member of your group conveyed a message from the Israeli Consul General in his home community. The message was that I shouldn’t speak to you. As you can imagine,...
  • Delegitimizing the Jewish State

    12/30/2010 8:45:05 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 12 replies · 7+ views
    In a move that caught the Israeli government and the Jewish world by complete surprise, on October 21, 2010, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Tomb of the Hebrew Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem "an integral part of the occupied Palestinian territories," admonishing the Israeli decision to add these biblical shrines to the list of Jewish historical and archaeological sites as "a violation of international law."[1] The United Nations has become a foremost purveyor of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement. Nowhere has this obsession been more starkly demonstrated than at the World Conference...
  • Caroline Glick: We Are Not for Sale

    11/08/2010 5:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2010 | Caroline Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is playing with fire. And Israel is getting burned. Over the past week, it has been widely reported that the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government are conducting secret negotiations regarding future Israeli land surrenders to the Palestinians in the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem. According to the reports, the Obama administration has presented Netanyahu with a plan whereby Israel will cede its rights to eastern Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley to the Palestinians and then lease the areas from the Palestinians for a limited period. The reports on the length of the lease vary. Some claim...
  • Palestinians reveal their real agenda

    10/12/2010 10:55:33 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/13/10 | Jerry Philipson
    Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel has offered to renew the moratorium on building settlements in the West Bank in order for peace talks with the Palestinians to continue. Palestinians have said that that they will not continue with the talks if the moratorium was lifted. Netanyahu has acceded to their wishes, asking in return that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The Palestinians have categorically replied that they are unwilling to do so, which means that the peace talks are dead and that they have killed them. Anyone who doesn't recognize that Israel is a Jewish state and...
  • Cabinet passes citizenship law; leftists, Arabs fume about oath of allegiance (Israel)

    10/10/2010 6:59:49 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 46 replies
    Israel Insider ^ | 10/10/10 | Israel Insider
    MKs from both sides of the political spectrum responded on Sunday to the cabinet's approval of changes to the Citizenship Law requiring a loyalty oath of new citizens. Twenty-two voted in favor of the bill and eight opposed it, including all Labor ministers. Likud ministers Benny Begin, Dan Meridor, and Michae Eitan also voted against the bill. Right-wing parties expressed their satisfaction with the approval. "The government decision that people who become citizens must declare their loyalty to the State of Israel as Jewish and democratic is an important message," said a spokesman for Yisrael Beiteinu. Arab MK Ahmed Tibi...
  • PA: Give us a State or It's War

    09/20/2010 7:21:37 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 121 replies · 1+ views
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 9-19-10 | Maayana Miskin
    Senior Palestinian Authority negotiator Nabil Shaath has announced that the PA will never accept Israel as a Jewish state. In addition, he threatened war if the PA fails to obtain its demands through negotiations, saying, “A Palestinian state will arise, either through negotiations or through armed resistance.” The Arab League voted last week to support PA Chairman Abbas' refusal to recognize Israel as Jewish. The PA has demanded that no Jewish residents remain in the territory it claims as the location of a future Arab state, including any Israelis in Judea and Samaria who would be willing to become PA...
  • O, Palestine!

    09/01/2010 2:31:51 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Moshe Dann
    The notion of a Palestinian people and Palestinian identity, although taken for granted today, has neither a long nor a distinguished history. Understanding its origins and what it represents explains why the peace process between Israel and the Arabs has failed and will continue to fail. Inherent in Palestinianism, from its origins, is the rejection of a Jewish state in any form. That opposition is not negotiable and not open to compromise; it is essential. Palestinianism was never for anything; its raison d'?tre was to prevent the establishment of a Jewish state. That purpose has never changed. Concern for Palestine...
  • Why They Can’t Condemn Hamas

    08/28/2010 8:27:50 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    Hamas is a shibboleth. If you want to know whether an ostensible Muslim “moderate” is really moderate, ask him if Hamas is a terrorist organization. It is really not a hard question, even if Feisal Rauf can’t — or won’t — answer it. Rauf, the would-be imam of the controversial Ground Zero mosque, is also a stud in the State Department’s stable of ready-to-travel-on-your-dime “moderates.” That same State Department has branded Hamas a terrorist organization, and we can’t even get it to say that about the Taliban, the guys we’re fighting in the overseas contingency operation formerly known as the...
  • Netanyahu's Speech: Trapped at the Top of the Palestinian State Tree

    06/18/2009 6:30:46 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 36 replies · 647+ views
    Mahigut Yehudit--The Jewish Leadership Movement ^ | 6/18/'09 | Unattributed (Moshe Feiglin?)
    Netanyahu's speech this week achieved a very important purpose. Egypt's reaction to his demand that the "Palestinians" recognize the fact that Israel is a Jewish state made it clear that it, too, do not recognize Israel as such. All the prime ministers who preceded Netanyahu had totally ignored this essential fact. If he would have wanted to, Netanyahu could have ignored it as well. In this respect, Netanyahu has performed a tremendous service for the state of Israel and is deserving of praise. Suddenly, Israelis learned that it is not just the stubborn "Palestinians" who do not recognize the right...
  • The Shame Of It All( Must Read)

    03/08/2008 1:15:40 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 15 replies · 659+ views
    There were days, and they were not that long ago, when Zionism was about something different. Days when Zionists could articulate what the purpose of Jewish Statehood was, days when Israelis understood that having a state was about changing the existential condition of the Jew. Not anymore. Hayyim Nachman Bialik, writing in 1905 shortly after the slaughter in Kishinev, understood that the very essence of Jewish existence had to change. What else could he possibly have been saying in his epic poem, "The City of Slaughter" (scroll down to the two paragraphs that begin with the lines "Descend then, to...
  • Iran president sees "countdown" to Israel's end

    06/03/2007 10:40:42 AM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 22 replies · 1,077+ views
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's president said on Sunday the Lebanese and the Palestinians had pressed a "countdown button" to bring an end to Israel. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who triggered outrage in the West two years ago when he said Israel should be "wiped off the map", has often referred to the destruction of the Jewish state but says Iran is not a threat. "With God's help, the countdown button for the destruction of the Zionist regime has been pushed by the hands of the children of Lebanon and Palestine," Ahmadinejad said in a speech. "By God's will, we will witness...
  • Clinton's Israel "Piece" Plan (Joseph Farah On Oslo Godfather's Phony Peace Push Alert)

    11/15/2005 12:16:20 AM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 697+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/15/05 | Joseph Farah
    It's not bad enough that the Israelis evacuated peaceful civilians from the Gaza Strip because the proposed new government there cannot stomach the idea of any Jews living in their country. Now Bill Clinton says Jews should send financial aid and technology to their anti-Semitic terrorist enemies there. That's what the former U.S. president told a group in Jerusalem gathered to mark the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Israel Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin last weekend. Clinton also referred to the Oslo peace process – by any standard a total and abject failure – "our best chance for a lasting...
  • Draft of 1917 Balfour document at auction

    05/26/2005 5:36:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 351+ views
    Kentucky.com ^ | 5/24/05 | AP
    NEW YORK - A draft of the Balfour Declaration, the 1917 document in which Britain expressed support for a Jewish state, is to be auctioned next month. The draft was handwritten by Leon Simon, an English Zionist leader, at a meeting on July 17, 1917, of the Zionist Political Committee at London's Imperial Hotel, Sotheby's auction house said Tuesday in a news release. It is the only known surviving handwritten draft of the declaration, Sotheby's said. Written on hotel stationery and using some abbreviations, it reads: "H(is) M(ajesty's) G(overnment) accepts the principle that P(alestine) should be reconstituted as the Nat(ional)...
  • Bye-bye, religious parties (in Israel)

    12/13/2004 7:04:56 AM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 378+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 13 December 2004 | ELLIOT JAGER
    Dec. 13, 2004 1:21 | Updated Dec. 13, 2004 13:20 Bye-bye, religious parties By ELLIOT JAGER Michael Melchior and Moshe Feiglin make strange bedfellows. Yet in talking to both men last week, I was struck by how much they had in common. They agreed that the era of religious political parties in Israel was coming to a close, that mixing politics and Judaism had been detrimental to civil society, and that an alternative way had to be found to instill Jewish cultural values into the body politic. The Danish-born Melchior is a velvet-yarmulke-wearing Orthodox rabbi and Labor-Meimad Knesset member. But...
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Lone Survivors

    04/18/2004 12:51:47 PM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 17:31 Apr 18, '04 / 27 Nisan 5764
    Holocaust Remembrance Day will begin with an official state ceremony at 8 PM this evening in Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Six Holocaust survivors will light torches, in memory of the more than six million Jews who were massacred in the Nazi Holocaust of 1939-1945. Commemorations will continue tomorrow with a two-minute siren in which almost the entire country will stand in silence or recite a prayer. Yad Vashem is continuing its quest to increase the names of known Holocaust victims. At present, the names of only some three million victims are known. The stories of individual survivors whose families were...
  • Remember

    04/18/2004 12:06:21 AM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 295+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 17, 2004
    The sirens of Holocaust Remembrance Day wail tomorrow, April 19, over the destruction of European Jewry, and Israelis will stop in their tracks in silence. After 59 years, as the nation comes to this eerie standstill, what should we be thinking about? For Zionists, the transcending lesson of the Holocaust is that Jews must be strong enough to defend their survival, come what may. If the Shoah was the culmination of Jewish powerlessness, then Israel is the embodiment of Jewish power. It is strength – not supplication – that must guarantee our survival in a hostile environment. That Israel chose...
  • WHY WE ARE HERE IN ISRAEL

    03/28/2004 3:21:16 PM PST · by yonif · 11 replies · 321+ views
    Shorashim of the Old City in Israel Journal | 3/25/2004 | Efraim Kishon
    This is the only country where the unemployed strike. This is the only country where the 'cross country' road ends before it reaches its half way, "Airport City 2000" is still closed in 2004, the water import begins on the rainiest year ever, and Pee GLILOT (where they produce gas) is being dismantled for over 8 years and still exists. This is the only country that has two Treasury Ministers and neither of them has a dime, a 101 year old rabbi establishes a political party, the prime-minister is not allowed to be the minister of Defense in accordance with...
  • IAF F-15s to fly over Auschwitz

    08/21/2003 10:11:18 PM PDT · by yonif · 31 replies · 357+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 22, 2003 | ARIEH O'SULLIVAN
    Closing a symbolic circle, three IAF F-15s, all piloted by sons and grandsons of Holocaust survivors, will stage a fly past over Auschwitz next month. Proudly displaying the blue Star of David, the three jets, the most lethal aircraft in the IAF's arsenal, will swoop down low and fly straight over the train platform where the Nazis held their infamous selections that sent hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths in gas chambers. The feat will also demonstrate long reach of the fighters, which will fly the 1,600 nautical mile route. "It gives me goose bumps just thinking about...
  • Co-optation

    07/24/2003 7:11:04 AM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 24 July 2003 | Prof. Paul Eidelberg
    Co-optation, i.e., admitting “outsiders” into the ruling group or establishment to prevent their becoming revolutionaries, is a technique recommended by Aristotle and practiced to perfection by Great Britain. Even before the nineteenth century, England’s landed aristocracy facilitated the entry into parliament of members of the ascending commercial class, which subsequently co-opted leaders of the rising working class. Hence, England’s “bloodless revolution.” This sort of thing may be seen in America. Blacks, and now Hispanics, are routinely co-opted into all branches of the federal, state, and municipal governments. As a consequence, these minorities, or their most prominent representatives, have a vested...
  • The “Road Map” Blew up on Bus 14

    06/14/2003 10:02:35 PM PDT · by az4vlad · 7 replies · 194+ views
    IntellectualConservative.com ^ | June 14, 2003 | Scott Shore
    How can a Road Map to peace work when Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas has said publicly that he refuses to crack down on terrorist groups? And what about the fact that a majority of Palestinians say they favor total destruction of the Jewish state as well as the eradication of the Jewish people? As many predicted from the start, the Road Map to peace was dead on arrival.On the afternoon of June 11 Israeli men, women and children boarded Jerusalem’s Bus 14 to return home from work, shopping or school. Suddenly a bomb ripped through the bus killing 17 civilians...
  • Editorial: How about a Jewish state?

    06/04/2003 5:53:22 AM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 107+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 3, 2003
    If yesterday's summit in Sharm e-Sheikh is any measure, President George W. Bush's efforts to create a new Middle East are stalled. There could hardly be a greater contradiction between Bush's clarion calls and bold action for freedom, and the leaders he failed to challenge at that Egyptian resort. At the same moment that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is being urged to all but tattoo on his arm his commitment to a Palestinian state, the Arab side is not being asked to even hint at its acceptance of a Jewish state. What is the grand result of the Sharm summit?...
  • Bush refuses to declare that Israel is a Jewish state [at the summit] (Freeper Translation)

    06/02/2003 9:50:04 PM PDT · by yonif · 33 replies · 170+ views
    Maariv Israeli Newspaper ^ | June 3, 2003 | Sahar and Hogi
    Translation from Hebrew to English by me of the first section talking about this refusal: From signals that have arrived in the last few days to the state level in Israel it is found that President Bush does not intend to declare during the summit in Aghaba that the State of Israel is "the state of the Jewish people." Israel asked the Americans to include in Bush's speech the notion of the existance of Israel as a Jewish state, to make it clear that the Americans do not recognize the Right of Return of the Palestinians, however it was Palestinian...
  • At summit Abbas won't declare Israel the Jewish state

    06/01/2003 3:19:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies · 303+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mon., Jun. 2, 2003 | staff
    At the three-way summit between US President Bush, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will apparently state in his opening remarks that Israel does not wish to control the lives of 3.5 million Palestinians, Israel Radio reports. A government spokesman announced that US envoys have been working with both sides on their statements, and that it would be helpful if the Palestinians recognized Israel as the Jewish state at the Egyptian summit as well as in Aqaba. But Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas will apparently not be doing so. Sharon also issued a call on Sunday for Israelis to quieten the tone...
  • Settlers: Cabinet vote an "eternal disgrace"

    05/25/2003 6:00:21 PM PDT · by yonif · 12 replies · 188+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 25, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    The Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip (also known by its Hebrew acronym as the Yesha Council), said Sunday it objected to the Cabinet's approval of the 'road map' peace plan. In a statement released Sunday evening, the council said that the Cabinet's decision "would be remembered as an eternal disgrace in the history of the State of Israel". "The decision ignores out historical rights over the Land of Israel and damages the national security interests of Israel," said the statement.
  • Israel: PA must recognize our right to exist as a Jewish state

    04/18/2003 10:30:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 4/19/03 | Nathan Guttman and Yossi Verter
    Israel is insisting that the Palestinians recognize its right to exist as a Jewish state at the outset of negotiations on the U.S.-backed 'road map' for peace in the Middle East, which could be released as early as next week. Interviewed on CNN on Friday, Israel's consul-general in New York, Alon Pinkas, said that while Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat had recognized Israel's existence as a fact, he had never recognized its right to exist as a Jewish state. Meanwhile, as part of a list of measures it intends to implement after the swearing in of new Palestinian Authority Prime...