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  • Obama seeks to restore aid to bodies that recognize ´Palestine´

    12/16/2015 5:56:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/16/15 | Hillel Fendel
    Obama/Kerry seek to renew funding to organization that accepts state" not recognized by U.S. – despite law forbidding this. The State Department has asked Congress for nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to fund UNESCO--the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization--even though this is currently against the law. The law states that the U.S. may not pay dues to any UN organization that grants the PLO full membership as a state--unless such a state has resulted from an Israel-PA negotiated settlement. Since 2011, when UNESCO voted to admit the "State of Palestine" as a member despite the fact
  • Netanyahu: 'Were in the midst of a wave of terror'

    10/07/2015 10:35:23 AM PDT · by amorphous · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7 OCT 2015 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Netanyahu says the best way to defeat terror is by maintaining composure and national resilience. Were in the midst of a wave of terror, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, after a week in which Palestinian violence against Israelis spiked. Three incidents occurred just on Wednesday alone, in which Israelis were stabbed and stoned by Palestinians in Kiryat Gat, Jerusalem and the West Bank road that leads to the capitals Har Homa neighborhood.
  • The truth - The voice of an ungrateful terrorist mother (video only)

    07/31/2014 5:46:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 7-28-2014 | gani dover
    A sweet, smiling, soft-voiced young Palestinian woman, whose child was the beneficiary of a life-saving procedure in an Israeli hospital, explains that there is no compromise. Palestinians must have Jerusalem, and whether children and others die in the process is irrelevant, because her culture is fine with death. Now that the Jews have saved her son hopefully he will be able to grow up and kill them.
  • UN Hosts Art Depicting Palestine as All of Israel

    12/10/2012 1:09:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    The UN is now hosting in the public entrance hall of its New York headquarters a Palestinian exhibit which includes pieces that artfully depict all of Israel as Palestine. The display goes hand-in-hand with the logo featured at the top of the cover page of the speech that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas delivered to the General Assembly on November 29, 2012. That emblem continues to promote a one state solution, Palestine without Israel. On November 29th the General Assembly granted Palestine the status of non-member observer state under the pretense that the move brought the world
  • Followers of Jesus and unjust taxation (Libtard preacher rant)

    05/10/2012 9:56:18 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 11 replies
    The Frontiersman ^ | May 10, 2012 | Howard Bess
    In America we treasure our religious freedom. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says that government will keep out of the religion business and guarantees religion will be practiced freely without interference by government. The wall of separation is revered. Have we misunderstood the meaning of the wall of separation? We all should be reminded that the First Amendment keeps government out of religion, but says nothing about keeping religion out of government. Under our Constitution, religious people and religious institutions are welcome in the halls of government. They are free to bring their religious convictions with them wherever...
  • UN Human Rights Expert Draws Dog Wearing Yarmulke, Star of David Devouring Infant in a Pool of Blood

    07/07/2011 12:30:15 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/7/11 | Aurelius
    And don't forget, American taxpayers subsidize dozens of UN "projects." Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Councils expert on Palestine, decided to draw a cartoon to depict how he saw the world. Imagining the nations of the world and their interaction with law and liberty, Falk drew a dog wearing a sacred Yarmulke with a Star of David emblazoned on it. In the dog's mouth were the bloody bones of an infant: Around the dog's waist is a piece of cloth reading "USA."
  • Lessons from the Sudetenland by by Benjamin Netanyahu

    05/19/2011 12:23:31 PM PDT · by Scythian · 53 replies
    History teaches us that man learns nothing from history. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel[Editor's Note: Forty-nine years ago last month, the nation Israel was reestablished in the Land. Thirty years ago this month, as a result of the famed Six Day War, Israel regained Biblical Jerusalem, as well as Gaza, the Sinai, and the Golan Heights. Although these areas were part of the original mandated land, and are undeniably essential for Israel's defense, it has become strangely "politically correct" to assume that peace in the Middle East is dependent upon their yielding these lands-the so-called "West Bank"-back to their enemies which...
  • Army Dogs Wage War On Illegal Palestinian Workers

    05/17/2011 8:18:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | May 17, 2011 | Samih Chahine
    RAMADIN, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Palestinians desperate for work in Israel will go to extremes to sneak past the West Bank barrier, but now they face a new hurdle -- army attack dogs sent to sniff them out. Workers say the use of dogs to hunt down anyone trying to enter Israel illegally is a new phenomenon which has only been occurring for about two months.
  • Obama, Soros create 'Palestine"

    02/10/2011 9:19:57 PM PST · by Never A Dull Moment · 30 replies
    WND ^ | February 10, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM In partnership with a government fund initiated by Barack Obama, philanthropist and billionaire activist George Soros is investing in a private equity company that just launched in the Palestinian territories. The company, Siraj Fund Management Company, says it was created "for the sole purpose of managing investment funds in Palestine." The new company's website repeatedly refers to what it calls the "country" of "Palestine." There is, however, no such country as Palestine. Siraj is apparently referring to territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority. "Siraj has plans to launch future funds focused on the Palestinian market thereby contributing to...
  • Joint US-Holy See Communique (following private meeting between B16/Bush)

    04/16/2008 12:17:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 97+ views
    WITL ^ | April 16, 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    Following their private meeting in the Oval Office, a joint communique was released by President Bush and Pope Benedict. Fulltext: His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and President George W. Bush met today in the Oval Office of the White House. President Bush, on behalf of all Americans, welcomed the Holy Father, wished him a happy birthday, and thanked him for the spiritual and moral guidance, which he offers to the whole human family. The President wished the Pope every success in his Apostolic Journey and in his address at the United Nations, and expressed appreciation for the Popes upcoming...
  • Olmert says Israel must internalize divided J'lem

    01/03/2008 9:02:44 AM PST · by Dawnsblood · 11 replies · 208+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/2/08 | HERB KEINON AND DAVID HOROVITZ
    Indeed, said the prime minister, there was currently an almost divinely ordained constellation of key personalities on the international stage favorably disposed to Israel, creating comfortable conditions for negotiations that might never be replicated. "It's a coincidence that is almost 'the hand of God,'" Olmert said, "that Bush is president of the United States, that Nicolas Sarkozy is the president of France, that Angela Merkel is the chancellor of Germany, that Gordon Brown is the prime minister of England and that the special envoy to the Middle East is Tony Blair."
  • Points to ponder considering American calls for Israel to cede land

    11/30/2007 5:08:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 9 replies · 376+ views
    e-mail | David Herzog
    ANAPOLIS, MARYLAND MEETING: PLAN: The U.S. is hosting a 3 day meeting in Anapolis, Maryland called a "Peace Summit." In a nutshell the USA is leading the pack in pressuring Israel during this meeting to: 1) Divide Jerusalem and give the Temple Mount to the Muslims 2) To cede all of Judea and Samaria and allow the establishment of an Arab terrorist state called Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital. ("West Bank" is the biblical Judea and Samaria, the heartland of Israel promised to the Jewish people by God's everlasting covenant.) 3) To give Palestinians control of the mountain ridge...
  • vanity-Pali the negotiating team for our enlighten ones

    06/16/2007 12:03:42 AM PDT · by Flavius · 1 replies · 180+ views
    ap ^ | 6/14/07 | na
  • Israel Hints It May Target Hamas Leaders

    05/21/2007 1:15:51 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 7 replies · 472+ views
    myway ^ | May 21, 3:07 PM (ET) | SARAH EL DEEB
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli-Palestinian violence escalated dangerously Monday when Israel killed five militants in airstrikes and hinted Hamas political leaders could be their next target. A rocket fired from Gaza killed an Israeli woman, inviting a harsh response. The woman was the first Israeli to die in a Palestinian rocket attack since November. Even before the fatal salvo, Hamas leaders feared for their safety. They turned off their cell phones, stayed out of official vehicles and reduced their movements as militant groups declared a state of emergency. The precautions followed an Israeli airstrike late Sunday on the...
  • Fatah VS Hamas : Palistinian 'Civil War' TidBiTs (DEBKA)

    12/17/2006 5:58:59 AM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 16 replies · 617+ views
    DEBKA ^ | 12-17-2006 | DEBKA
    Friday, Hamas escalated its internecine feud with Fatah to jihad December 16, 2006, 10:24 PM (GMT+02:00) Hamas leaders said Friday: Abu Mazen and Fatah have declared war on Allah. Whoever joins them is a shahid. They authorized the assassination of Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan, accusing him of orchestrating an attempt on the life of Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya, as his convoy entered Gaza Thursday night, Dec. 14. A bodyguard was killed and five members of his party injured, including Haniyas son. Hamas vowed to even the score. The Hamas prime minister returned home from a two-week absence carrying $31...
  • Its note even a real FAKE Cease-fire

    11/27/2006 11:44:35 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 208+ views
    Yid with Lid Blog ^ | 11/27/06 | Sammy Benoit
    Usually when the Palestinians declare a cease fire, they try to maintain the pretence of peaceful intent. But since six o'clock yesterday when another one of those "fake cease fires" was declared there hasn't even been a pretense of a move toward peace. Fern from the aloneinpublic blog emailed me, and said, "this isn't even a real fake cease fire, its a fake-fake cease fire. And she is absolutely right! Just llok at whay has happened since six o' clock yesterday and you will see how this misguided ceasefire is creating more danger for Israel
  • hacked by "Team-Evil Arab hackers"

    07/08/2006 9:24:04 PM PDT · by Salem · 18 replies · 2,383+ views ^ | 08 July, 2006 | Arab Terrorists was hacked, as of the time of this posting. I noticed the link to the "Fly Our Flag" banner on my profile page was dead, so went to check it out. Looks like the criminals call themselves "Team-Evil Arab hackers." must be having a great impact if these "individuals" have to do this. The text of the posting, if the Gamla Administators shuts this down and you don't see it, looks like this: <==0wn3d By==>..:::Hacked By Team-Evil Arab hackers ::..When you'll stop killing our childs and exaction of our women ?!! Al-Quds is for us and it'll still...
  • Why Is the World Deaf to Gaza's Cries? (Barf Alert?)

    07/04/2006 4:00:17 AM PDT · by EBH · 31 replies · 927+ views
    Aljazeerah, Arab News ^ | 07/04/2006 | Linda Heard
    How much longer must the Palestinian people be bombed, starved, humiliated and abused before the international community speaks up with one voice? How much longer will world leaders avert their eyes from the cruel way Israel is pursuing a land grab? How much longer will ordinary people prefer the World Cup and blissful ignorance to the facts of Israels crimes and their effects on an entire people? The US and the EU have labeled the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority terrorist, a move that has virtually given the Israeli government carte blanche to do its worst. George W. Bush says Israel has...
  • David Duke and Harvard's New Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

    03/22/2006 5:34:08 AM PST · by veronica · 11 replies · 814+ views ^ | March 23, 2006 | Lowell Ponte
    Anti-Semitism can appear in many forms, many disguises. Its latest camouflage can be seen in The Israel Lobby, an article in the March 23 London Review of Books by Political Science Professor John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Dean Stephen M. Walt of Harvard Universitys John F. Kennedy School of Government. This article is an extract from The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, their March 2006 self-published academic working paper that is neither peer reviewed nor published in any scholarly journal. Although ballyhooed as a work by two major scholars, they acknowledge that it should not...
  • Hamas should disarm to work in parliament - Lavrov

    01/31/2006 1:47:55 PM PST · by x5452 · 15 replies · 241+ views
    Interfax ^ | Jan 31 2006
    Jan 31 2006 3:13PM Hamas should disarm to work in parliament - Lavrov LONDON. Jan 31 (Interfax) - Russia is in favor of the Hamas movement's full disarmament and believes that it should work in the parliament only if this is completed. "We are sure that only unarmed groups not involved in military actions should work in the parliament," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists in London. "We believe that the wider picture should be seen while searching for a settlement in the Middle East and Hamas reflects the situation of the settlement," Lavrov said. He said he does...
  • Speeding ticket? Pay for it with extra prayers. Palestine flooded with Hamas Jokes

    01/30/2006 8:39:51 AM PST · by Craig DeLuz · 175+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 01/30/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    All police stations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been ordered shut because all complaints must now be filed directly to God. This is just one of the many Hamas jokes that are being circulated amongst Palestinians in the wake of last weeks electoral victory by the extremist Islamic group, best known for their support of terrorism and their desire to destroy Israel. And once they actually take power, their election may prove to be no laughing matter. Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon Sense...
  • Israel may withhold Palestinian taxes

    01/27/2006 3:02:35 PM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 28 replies · 907+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 1/27/2006 | Unknown
    Palestine's economic lifelines are seriously threatened following a landslide election victory yesterday for the terrorist organisation Hamas. Israel has threatened to withhold millions of dollars worth of tax and customs revenue that it collects on behalf of the Palestinians unless Hamas renounces its charter commitment to eradicate the Jewish state. Mazen Sinokrot, Palestine's economy minister, said that unless Israel handed over the $40-50 million it transfers each month, the Palestinian Authority could face a financial crisis as soon as next week. The Israeli finance minister Joseph Bachar explained his country's unwillingness to transfer the money, telling the World Economic Forum:...
  • Israel bans use of human shields

    10/06/2005 8:15:44 AM PDT · by PissAndVinegar · 8 replies · 429+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 6 October 2005, | No byline
    Israel's supreme court has banned the use of Palestinian human shields in arrest raids, saying the practice violates international law. The court issued a temporary injunction against the practice in 2002 after a teenager was killed when troops made him negotiate with a wanted militant.
  • VIEWPOINT: Palestinians responsible for Middle East difficulties - senior Russian MP

    09/26/2005 12:31:39 PM PDT · by jb6 · 276+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 26/ 09/ 2005
    MOSCOW, September 26 (RIA Novosti) - A senior Russian parliamentarian told journalists Monday that Palestine was responsible for the difficulties related to the Middle East settlement. Mikhail Margelov, head of the foreign affairs committee of the Federation Council (Russia's upper house of parliament), said the Palestinian Authority "was not flexible enough to compromise and was not ready to contribute to the progress of the Middle East settlement." "Since Israel is pursuing its obligations under the road map for peace by transferring Gaza Strip territories to Palestinian autonomy, reciprocal steps are necessary," he added. The Palestinian leadership "is not only demanding...
  • At least 19 killed in Hamas rally explosion ("same event - Different report")

    09/23/2005 9:01:43 PM PDT · by konaice · 61 replies · 3,332+ views
    People's Daily On-Line (chi-coms) ^ | 10:05, September 24, 2005 | Xinhua
    At least 19 Palestinians were killed and 85 injured when an explosive-packed car blew up during a rally organized by the militant group Hamas on Friday in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian interior ministry said. Thousands of Hamas activists and supporters took part in an armed parade to celebrate the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip last week after 38 years of military occupation. Ismael Haneya, a senior Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, told the crowds who were waving Hamas green flags that the Palestinians should continue their armed struggle in order to force Israel...
  • The Clash of Ideologies - A Review

    09/17/2005 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Salem · 3 replies · 2,041+ views
    Salem the Soldier's Homepage ^ | 11 September, 2005 | Michael A. Baker
    "The Clash of Ideologies" - A Review 2005 Michael A. Baker Much has been written since the terrorist attacks and events of 9/11 and Islam, most from a secular perspective, but few have been written from a Biblical and spiritual oneuntil now. "...And so it is today, in the name of wealth, churches are accepting all religions as equal. It was then as it is today expensive to be a believing Christian." [1] Thus, author David Jonsson pilots a journey with the reader through the early years of the dawn of Christianity and a detailed history of the Seven...
  • SPECIAL RELEASE ON DISENGAGEMENT - International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

    07/28/2005 6:34:11 PM PDT · by Salem · 19 replies · 606+ views
    International Christian Embassy Jerusalem ^ | 21 JULY 2005 | Malcolm Hedding - Executive Director
    SPECIAL ICEJ RELEASE ON DISENGAGEMENT FOR RELEASE - 21 JULY 2005 FOR ZION'S SAKE WE WILL NOT KEEP SILENT "For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. They have cast lots for My people, Have given a boy as payment for a harlot,...

    07/24/2005 10:10:47 PM PDT · by Salem · 9 replies · 674+ views
    Shorashim | E-Magazine ^ | 24 July, 2005 | Moshe Kempinski
    Over 3000 years ago, during these very forty days, twelve men walked across this land to gain insight and inspiration. Ten of these men walked in fear and trepidation. Every where they looked confirmed their worst fears about themselves and their deepest concerns about the inhabitants of this land. They saw themselves as "grasshoppers" and felt unable to possess the land that had been promised them by the Almighty. It was impossible not to think about those steps taken in fear and trepidation as we watched tens of thousands of Jews walking through dusty fields and roads and highways attempting...
  • No to 'disengagement'

    07/24/2005 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Salem · 7 replies · 477+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 22 July, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    By Joseph Farah Sometimes, you just have to realize when to say no to a bad idea. That's what Israel and the United States need to realize about the plan to force thousands of Jews from their homes and businesses in the Gaza Strip next month. As many as 100,000 Israelis have walked away from their families and jobs in the last few days to march to the Jewish community of Gush Katif in an attempt to save it from Israeli bulldozers. The confrontation threatens to turn Israel upside down and draw the country into a civil war. And...
  • Palestinians Who Cling to Israel

    07/06/2005 2:09:52 PM PDT · by Salem · 7 replies · 481+ views ^ | 06 July, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Palestinians Who Cling to Israelby Daniel PipesNew York Sun July 6, 2005 Israel's interior minister recently declared that after their release from long jail sentences, four Palestinian Arabs convicted of helping with suicide bombings in 2002, killing 35, will be expelled from Israel. They would, the Associated Press reported, "lose the privileges of permanent residents, such as social security and health insurance."The minister's decision raises a question: Why would Palestinians engaged in destroying the state of Israel feel punished by losing the right to live in Israel? One would expect that anti-Israel terrorists would prefer to live in the Palestinian...
  • Civil war is national suicide [Israel]

    06/30/2005 6:53:57 PM PDT · by Salem · 10 replies · 552+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 29 June, 2005 | AITON BIRNBAUM
    Civil war is national suicide AITON BIRNBAUM, THE JERUSALEM POST Jun. 29, 2005 As disengagement draws closer, some fear that growing tensions may erupt into armed conflict. Worst-case scenarios of disengagement, security chiefs warn, include assassination of the prime minister or other leaders and violent civil unrest . The more we positively discount such possibilities, the more likely it is that we are in denial. Civil war could threaten our very existence the prospect of which, while naturally engendering avoidance of the topic, also demands overcoming anxiety in order to perform a realistic risk assessment. Clinicians evaluating suicidal clients...
  • 'Orange fever' strikes Israel - Campaign colors country to stop Gaza evacuation

    06/27/2005 9:32:56 PM PDT · by Salem · 6 replies · 448+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 27 June, 2005 | By Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM It has spread like a fierce contagion. People wear it. Billboards shout it. Kids distribute in on the streets. See it dangling from cars, buses, baby carriages, backpacks. It's the color orange and it is everywhere. As Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to evacuate the Jewish communities of Gaza and parts of the West Bank on Aug. 15 draws closer, grassroots anti-withdrawal campaigns have geared up exponentially. With the color theme of orange, signifying the citrus groves that thrive in Jewish Gaza, the plan is to have as many Israelis as possible drape the country in orange to...
  • The Nature of Bruce

    06/12/2005 10:21:55 AM PDT · by Salem · 4 replies · 66,758+ views
    Salem the Soldier's Homepage ^ | 11 June, 2005 | Michael A. Baker
    It would be few contemporary parents who are not familiar with the animated children's film, "Finding Nemo." In the oceanic fantasy story, the young Nemo, a clown fish, is inadvertently captured in a fish collector's diving net and his father, Marlin, accompanied by an absent-minded Angel-fish friend named Dory, sets out on a quest to find his abducted son. At one point in their travels and trials, they are waylaid by a massive brute of a toothy Great White shark named Bruce and forcibly invited to a get together. Steered by the fins of the massive beast, they soon find...
  • Solidarity, Curiosity Sends Thousands of Israelis to Settlements

    04/29/2005 3:54:04 PM PDT · by Salem · 2 replies · 233+ views ^ | April 29, 2005 | Julie Stahl
    Solidarity, Curiosity Sends Thousands of Israelis to Settlements By Julie Stahl Jerusalem Bureau Chief April 29, 2005 Homesh, West Bank ( -- Thousands of Israelis, taking advantage of a warm, holiday week, flocked to the West Bank settlement of Homesh on Thursday, one day after an even larger gathering in the Gaza Strip's Gush Katif settlement bloc. The YESHA settlers' council organized the gatherings to protest Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan. Under the plan, the government will remove some 9,500 Israelis from all 21 Jewish communities in the Gaza Strip and four in the northern West Bank,...
  • CAIR and Terrorism

    04/18/2005 8:24:09 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 8 replies · 868+ views
    WND ^ | April 18, 2005 | Joe Farrah
    CAIR and terrorism Posted: April 18, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah 2005 How many people do you know personally who have been convicted of supporting terrorism? How many people associated with your company have been convicted of supporting terrorism? How many people associated with organizations in which you are a member or a leader have been convicted of supporting terrorism? If you're like most Americans, the answer to all three questions is probably none. If you're like me and most other Arab-Americans, the answer is still probably none. What would you say about an organization linked...
  • France Continues Efforts To Rebuild Ailing Palestine Economy (follow the link and see the photo)

    03/07/2005 8:03:10 PM PST · by jb6 · 11 replies · 384+ views ^ | March 7 | P Vijian
    KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 (Bernama) -- France, the world's fourth largest economy in the world, would continue its efforts to rebuild the tattered Palestinian economy. French External Trade Minister, Francios Loos said his government had been working with Palestine and Israel towards helping the economy, mired in deep recession, unemployment and poverty. "A group of French, Palestine and Israel intellectuals have been working for a long time to try to find a better economic solution," Loos who is on a two-day visit to Malaysia told Bernama here Monday. "We are ready to help and they (Palestine) should have a new...
  • Pipes criticises Middle East leaders

    02/13/2005 10:16:13 AM PST · by Salem · 20 replies · 697+ views ^ | 13 February, 2005 | Prof. Daniel Pipes
    Pipes criticises Middle East leadersLateline - Australian Broadcasting Corporation February 9, 2005 TONY JONES: Joining us now is Dr Daniel Pipes, the Director of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum. 18 months ago, President Bush appointed him to the board of the US Institute for Peace. Dr Pipes was a scathing critic of Yasser Arafat, and he recently claimed that the new Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, is potentially a far more formidable enemy and remains intent on eliminating Israel. Daniel Pipes, thanks for joining us.DANIEL PIPES (DIRECTOR, MIDDLE EAST FORUM): Thank you, Tony.TONY JONES: It's time, isn't it, to put aside...
  • EU foreign policy chief lauds Palestinian 'maturity' post-Arafat (EU kissing up to Islam, AGAIN)

    01/26/2005 9:17:39 AM PST · by jb6 · 7 replies · 276+ views
    AFP ^ | Mon, Jan 24, 2005
    MADRID (AFP) - EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana lauded Palestinian efforts on progress towards a peace deal for the Middle East in the two months which have elapsed since the death of their former leader Yasser Arafat (news - web sites). AFP/File Photo "Palestinians, both citizens and leaders, showed extraordinary maturity in such a difficult period following the death of Yasser Arafat and through to the election" of his successor Mahmud Abbas two weeks ago, Solana told Catalunya Radio. Solana voiced his hope that it would in due course prove possible for the Palestinian people "to obtain what they...
  • Bombed bus prompts mixed reactions

    01/24/2005 5:52:00 PM PST · by Salem · 21 replies · 662+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | 24 January, 2005 | By BETTYE WELLS MILLER
    Bombed bus prompts mixed reactions INLAND: A pro-Israel Christian group displays evidence of a year-old terrorist attack. 08:13 AM PST on Monday, January 24, 2005 By BETTYE WELLS MILLER / The Press-Enterprise HEMET - The bent and burned shell of an Israeli bus destroyed by a suicide bomber last year is a reminder that people in the Middle East live with violence every day, some said as they inspected The Jerusalem Connection International's display Sunday. But a handful of Palestinian Christians who visited the display at First Baptist Church after morning services said it implies that all Palestinians are...
  • Exhibit of Bombed Bus Raises Concern

    01/14/2005 6:43:54 PM PST · by Salem · 38 replies · 1,118+ views
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 14 January, 2005 | JAKOB SCHILLER
    Several Berkeley residents plan to protest Sundays display of the remains of a Jerusalem commuter bus blown up by a suicide bomber last January. Protesters say the display, which will be held on Center Street beside Martin Luther King Jr. Park from noon to 3 p.m., is out of context and creates an inaccurate representation of the complex Middle East conflict. Among the organizations planning to protest is the Middle East Childrens Alliance, which said it will also display pictures of the Palestinian children killed during recent violence. I want them to understand that there is suffering on both sides,...
  • EU's Solana tours militant refugee camp in Gaza Strip

    01/13/2005 3:05:31 PM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 218+ views
    AFP ^ | Wed Jan 12,12:49 PM ET
    JABALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AFP) - EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana joined new Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas's call for an end to rocket attacks on Israel as he toured a Hamas stronghold used as a launchpad by militants. AFP Photo On a visit to Gaza's impoverished Jabaliya refugee camp after talks with Abbas, Solana said he was "moved" by the plight of poverty-stricken residents and said the new leadership would do its utmost to revive the peace process. Stumbling over rubble and viewing razed homes left by Israel's incursions into northern Gaza in a bid to stem rocket...
  • Palestinian leadership gives show of unity after first meeting in Arafat's absence

    10/30/2004 12:28:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 232+ views
    AP ^ | 10/30/4 | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
    RAMALLAH -- The Palestinian leadership held its first meeting since the departure of the ailing Yasser Arafat, putting on a show of unity Saturday to dispel concerns about possible chaos and infighting in Arafat's absence. The meeting came as doctors in a French hospital continued to treat Arafat for a mysterious illness. A Palestinian diplomat who spoke to Arafat said doctors ruled out leukemia, adding that his condition was improving. About 1,000 Palestinian students rallied Saturday at An-Najah University in the West Bank city of Nablus, many of them carrying Arafat's portrait. In Gaza City, about 400 students marched from...
  • Committed to our land

    07/28/2004 5:15:28 PM PDT · by Salem · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Jerusalem Post Internet Edition ^ | 21 July, 2004 | MICHAEL FREUND
    This coming Monday night marks the beginning of Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, when we commemorate the torrent of tragedies that have engulfed our people over the millennia. From the destruction of the First and Second Temples in ancient times, to the expulsion from Spain in 1492, on through the outbreak of World War II, Tisha B'Av has always been a day filled with calamity, grief and sorrow. As the ninth day of the eleventh month on the Hebrew calendar, it is the Jewish 9/11, our people's national day of infamy. Then again, in our current...
  • How about some facts (IDF Gaza Ops)

    05/20/2004 5:01:56 PM PDT · by Salem · 12 replies · 229+ views
    The Golden Report ^ | 20 May, 2004 | Jerry Golden
    How about some facts Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2004 - written by jerry golden Intelligence and I might add very good intelligence that weapons brought in from Iran and Saudi Arabia by Hizbullah are sitting near the Israeli Egyptian border ready to be brought in by tunnels into Rafah. Some of them still in a tunnel that goes under the Suez Canal near a town called El-Arish where they were unloaded from a ship. These weapons were to escalate the battle between the Terrorists groups controlled by Yasser Arafat to make it appear that the IDF was ran out...

    03/01/2004 6:40:41 PM PST · by Salem · 31 replies · 329+ views
    ASSIST News Service (ANS) ^ | 25 February, 2004 | Stefan J. Bos
    Wednesday, February 25, 2004 ISRAEL ATTACKED IN WORLD COURT BY NEARLY 60 COUNTRIES Jewish state isolated amid international concern over security barrier By: Stefan J. BosSpecial Correspondent, ASSIST News Service JERUSALEM / THE HAGUE (ANS) -- Israel appeared increasingly isolated Wednesday, February 25, as two blocs representing dozens of Muslim countries and 20 percent of the worlds' population supported a Palestinian challenge to the legality of Israel's West Bank barrier. The Arab League and Organization of the Islamic Conference, which represents over 50 countries, told the World Court in The Hague, The Netherlands, that Israel's security wall cuts into territories...
  • Weblog - My Talk at UC-Berkeley

    02/17/2004 10:02:39 PM PST · by Salem · 13 replies · 295+ views ^ | 12 February, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Weblog My Talk at UC-Berkeley February 12, 2004 My Talk at UC-Berkeley. I spoke on February 10 at the University of California-Berkeley to a crowd of about 550; a sizeable number could not get in. As I had expected, this was the most out-of-control talk of the roughly one thousand I have given, with a core group of about 150 Islamists, Palestinian radicals, and far-leftists constantly disrupting me, mostly with insults that I would prefer to forget. The best and fullest account of the event is by Cinnamon Stillwell, "Fascism at UC Berkeley: Muslim Student Association Disrupts Daniel Pipes Lecture,"...
  • Sharon Loses His Way On Israeli 'Settlements'

    02/10/2004 9:20:17 PM PST · by Salem · 2 replies · 214+ views and New York Sun ^ | 10 February, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Sharon Loses His Way On Israeli 'Settlements' by Daniel PipesNew York Sun February 10, 2004 Israel's Prime Minister Sharon has broken with decades of his own history and declared an intent to withdraw all Israeli habitations from Gaza, plus some from the West Bank. Doing so raises a basic question: Just how important are these "settlements" in the grand scheme of Palestinian-Israeli relations? (I use quotation marks around settlements because the dictionary defines this word as "a small community" or an establishment of people "in a new region." This inaccurately describes the Jewish habitations in question, many of which boast...
  • Hezbollah's Victory, Israel's Decline

    02/06/2004 6:38:41 PM PST · by Salem · 9 replies · 235+ views ^ | 03 February, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Hezbollah's Victory, Israel's Declineby Daniel PipesNew York Sun February 3, 2004 When asked in 1787, as the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia came to an end, whether it had created a monarchy or a republic, Benjamin Franklin replied. "A republic, if you can keep it."His pessimism comes to mind whenever a republic makes a terrible mistake, from the French policy of appeasement toward Germany in the 1930s to the American policy of incrementalism in Vietnam to the South Korean "sunshine policy" now under way.And Franklin's worry felt newly relevant on Thursday last week, as the state of Israel effected a most...

    01/21/2004 2:21:22 PM PST · by priceofreedom · 2 replies · 180+ views
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | 1 August 2001 | Saul Singer
    No. 459 12 Av 5761 / 1 August 2001 WHY ISRAEL REJECTS "OBSERVERS" Saul Singer Why Not Outside Observers? / The British Observe the Hadassah Convoy Massacre / UN Observers Before the Six-Day War / The One-Sided Response of UNIFIL / International Observers are Not Neutral / Further Examples of International Monitoring / The Experience of Observers in Hebron / Putting Observers at Risk / What About American Observers? Why Not Outside Observers? In the midst of an already crumbling cease-fire, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell dropped what to Israeli ears was a bombshell. Standing next to Palestinian Authority...
  • The Losses That May Save Us

    01/18/2004 10:56:41 AM PST · by Salem · 1 replies · 137+ views ^ | 17 January, 2004 | Daniel Gordis
    The Losses That May Save UsDaniel Gordis When David Ben Gurion met the philosopher Isaiah Berlin in December 1950, the Prime Minister apparently didn't make much of an impression. Berlin, his biographer Michael Ignatieff reports, thought Ben Gurion a "peasant leader -- rough, ruthless, and cunning." And Isaiah Berlin, apparently, did not consider that description a compliment. In some ways, though, it's surprising that Berlin was so dismissive of Ben Gurion. After all, it was Berlin himself who pointed to the fact that in "real life," ideology and practice cannot always come together neatly. In Berlin's own words, "Some of...