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  • U.S. Peace Index ranks Minnesota No. 4, that's all we are saying

    04/07/2011 3:57:13 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    city pages ^ | 4-7-11 | Hart Van Denburg,
    An organization called the Institute for Economics and Peace has crunched some numbers and some up with the U.S. Peace Index, a ranking of the most peaceful states in America. Minnesota comes in at No. 4. Maine came out on top overall. Louisiana, on the other and, ranked dead last.
  • Maine most "peaceful" state

    04/06/2011 4:47:34 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    Peace also has become a budget consideration. The research contends that the “absence of violence” can reap economic benefits. A more peaceful U.S. could save $361 billion a year while the “release of trapped productivity through the abatement of violence” would generate an additional 2.7 million jobs. “Violence creates costs for both business and government, it also reduces productivity, which if unleashed will create additional economic growth,” the index said, citing, among other things, “growing incarceration” as a particular drag on the economy.
  • Risk of civil war looms as Yemen's soldiers defect from Saleh regime

    03/26/2011 2:19:45 PM PDT · by Flavius · 11 replies
    the telegraph ^ | 3/28/11 | the telegraph
    A week ago Bassam Ali Qa'id, 26, was loyal to Yemen's hated President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and part of a state security machine which has shot at, tear-gassed and beaten democracy protesters.
  • Peace according to Bill Ayers (Pal of the rookie Hussein but not Hillary?)

    03/23/2011 6:44:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Nuvo ^ | 3/23/11 | Thomas P. Healy
    Peace according to Bill Ayersby Thomas P. Healy March 23, 2011 Educator, author and Vietnam-era activist Bill Ayers is scheduled to give a talk at the seventh annual Midwest Peace & Justice Summit on March 26. He'll deliver the keynote address, titled "Organizing for Social Justice in Troubled Times." **SNIP** NUVO: How has the growth of the right-wing echo chamber to counter the so-called liberal media influenced efforts to create a culture of peace? Ayers: It is troubling to hear all of the right-wing propaganda and see the way it feeds on itself, and also the way The New York...
  • Take Obama's Peace Prize (Bolivian President demands...)

    03/22/2011 12:43:58 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 22, 2011 | Staff
    Bolivian President Evo Morales has called for US President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize to be revoked following his decision to attack Libya. 'Two years ago we heard that President Barack Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize, but is he defending peace in the world now, or isn't he instead fomenting violence?' Morales told reporters, days after Obama ordered the bombing of Libya military targets as part of an UN-approved effort to protect civilians.
  • What if Arabs had recognized the State of Israel in 1948?

    03/21/2011 2:45:33 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 20 replies
    I HAVE been exposed to Palestinians since I was in first grade in Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia They were my favorite teachers. They were the most dedicated and the most intelligent among all my instructors, from elementary to high school. When I was attending New York-based SUNY Maritime college (1975-1979), I read a lot of books about Palestinians, Arabs and the Israelis. I have read every article about the many chances the Palestinians had and missed to solve their problem, especially the Camp David agreement between Egypt and Israel. I have seen and read about the lives of the Palestinians in...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/21/11)[Prayer]

    03/21/2011 10:56:15 AM PDT · by DarthVader · 19 replies
    3/21/11 | The Holy Scriptures
    Esther 7 1So the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. 2On the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, ‘What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled.’ 3Then Queen Esther answered, ‘If I have won your favour, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me—that is my petition—and the lives of my people—that is my request. 4For we have been sold, I and my people,...
  • Kucinich: If Resentment Grows, Peace Will be Delayed (Islam - religion based upon peace, goodwill)

    03/15/2011 8:15:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Kucinich: If Resentment Grows, Peace Will be DelayedInvestigatory Hearings of Muslim Population a Step in the Wrong Direction Washington, Mar 11 - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement regarding the Committee on Homeland Security hearing titled “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response.” “In the nine years since the dreadful attacks on September 11th, America has sought to reconcile differences among ourselves and with the world. We have sought friendship with Muslim and Arab communities. President Obama, at the beginning of his term, traveled to the Middle East, underscoring the importance...
  • After the Itamar Massacre

    03/14/2011 6:16:32 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Institute ^ | Robert Satloff
    In the heyday of the Oslo peacemaking era, it would be the work of American diplomats to prevent Israeli outrage over the horrific murders Friday evening of five civilians -- including three children -- in the West Bank settlement of Itamar from undermining the "peace process." But today there is little peace process to protect. With the exception of three weeks in September 2010, there have been no negotiations between the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority during the entire Obama administration. Indeed, there has been less peace diplomacy between Arabs and Israelis in the current administration than during...
  • Palestinian heroes are little worse than venomous snakes.

    03/13/2011 4:36:36 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media Tatler ^ | March 13, 2011 | Dan Miller
    Very lightly reported in the principal media, several heroes of Palestine “broke into the house of Udi and Ruth Fogel (36 and 35 years old, respectively), and stabbed them to death along with their 3-month-old daughter, Hadas, and two sons, Elad (3 years old) and Yoav (11).” YouTube promptly removed a video – not of the actual murders (there apparently was none to remove) but showing still photos of the dead Israelis. As all left thinking people know, YouTube did the right thing. The many heroes of Palestine have for too long been disparaged in the media.  While these heroes’...
  • Netanyahu to Launch New Mideast Peace Initiative

    03/04/2011 8:48:41 AM PST · by jonatron · 6 replies
    Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will present a new Mideast peace initiative at the AIPAC convention in May in the US. A senior diplomatic source in Jerusalem said the plan focuses on the recognition of a Palestinian state within temporary borders and security arrangements for Israel. The source said the plan offers the easing of restrictions on the Palestinians but with an emphasis on Israel's intention to continue construction in the large settlement blocks and in Jerusalem. Sources in Jerusalem say that Israel has indicated to the quartet that regarding the peace process with the Palestinians, it prefers the Jerusalem Washington...
  • Obama: Israelis must show seriousness on peace

    03/03/2011 6:41:21 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 30 replies ^ | 3/3/11 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    US President Obama this week called on Jewish leaders to speak to their colleagues in Israel and to “search your souls” over Israel's seriousness about making peace, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Wednesday.
  • Do tyrants fear America anymore? President Obama’s timid foreign policy is an embarrassment

    02/28/2011 11:09:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | February 28, 2011 | Nile Gardiner
    .....Just a few years ago the United States was genuinely feared on the world stage, and dictatorial regimes, strategic adversaries and state sponsors of terror treaded carefully in the face of the world’s most powerful nation. Now Washington appears weak, rudderless and frequently confused in its approach. From Tehran to Tripoli, the Obama administration has been pathetically slow to lead, and afraid to condemn acts of state-sponsored repression and violence. When protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the Islamist dictatorship in Iran in 2009, the brutal repression that greeted them was hardly a blip on Barack Obama’s teleprompter...
  • Does Islam Mean Peace?

    02/25/2011 12:59:02 PM PST · by Scottmkiv · 45 replies
    Rational Public Radio ^ | 2/25/11 | Scott Connery
    ou often hear it said that, "Islam means peace." This comes not just from Muslims, but from our own politicians. George W. Bush said that Islam is a, "Religion of Peace." You hear that Islam is a faith which should be respected, and the US has gone to extraordinary lengths to avoid offending Muslim sensibilities in the Iraq and Afghanistan. We also hear over and over that Muslim terrorists have "hijacked" or "misunderstood" their religion. Only a tiny portion of Muslims are terrorists, so they must just be a loony fringe. Any group that contains over a billion people is...
  • Peace Does Not Come from Pieces of Paper

    02/15/2011 8:55:20 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    For 33 years the Camp David accords between Egypt and Israel were used as proof that negotiated accords could and would bring peace in the Middle East. But the peace accords could not outlast Sadat and his VP Mubarak. With Sadat assassinated by the Muslim Brotherhood, and Mubarak driven out by a Brotherhood-Leftist alliance, the peace accords have proven themselves to be every bit as useless as the critics said they were. Ayman Nour, one of the leading liberal opposition politicians, has declared that the Camp David accords are over, and might be preserved only if Israel agrees to end...
  • INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (ICG) (All the usual suspects)

    02/08/2011 12:34:04 PM PST · by Danae · 2 replies
    Discover the Networks ^ | 2-8-2011 | Discover the Networks
    You might not have ever heard of this group, but you will recognize the names in this article. I know Glenn Beck has mentioned this, and indeed it is true, Socialists are working with people with ties to the Islamic Brotherhood and others. Power mongering makes for strange bedfellows, but in the name of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" I suppose it fits. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (ICG) 149 Avenue Louise Level 24 B-1050 Brussels Belgium Phone :+32-2-502 90 38 URL: NGO that seeks to avert and resolve deadly conflicts around the world Many of its...
  • ElBaradei: The Israelis Have A Peace Treaty With Mubarak, Not With The Egyptian People

    02/06/2011 3:05:49 PM PST · by FromLori · 67 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 2/6/2011 | Gregory White
    Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the key leaders of Egypt's protest movement, has brought his country's peace treaty with Israel into doubt in an interview with Der Spiegel. From the Der Spiegel Interview: SPIEGEL: Are you now saying that a government that included participation by the Muslim Brotherhood would continue on with Mubarak's policies toward Israel? ElBaradei: No. Something the Israelis also need to grasp is that it's impossible to make peace with a single man. At the moment, they have a peace treaty with Mubarak, but not one with the Egyptian people. The Israelis should understand that it is in...
  • How Pacifism Led to the Great War -- and Could Lead Us into the Next One

    02/04/2011 7:23:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2011 | Robert Morrison
    When then-Sen. Barack Obama made a short video for the "peace caucus" delegates to the 2008 Iowa Caucuses, he captured the enthusiastic support of his party's pacifist wing. It was enough to propel him to the Democratic nomination. Hillary Clinton's ad -- showing a red telephone ringing at 3 a.m. -- only emphasized to party pacifists that Obama was their man. And, of course, leading antiwar figures like George Soros heavily bankrolled and other liberal media outlets -- all echoing the same pacifist line. Pacifism -- as the name implies -- ought to lead to peace. But it too...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 4, 2010 [Devotional]

    02/04/2011 4:49:47 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Email ^ | 2/4/11 | Joel Osteen
    He Gives You Power Today's Scripture " And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth…" (Deuteronomy 8:18, NKJ). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God wants to do something great in and through you! He has promises and blessings in store for you that you haven’t even thought of yet. The Scripture tells us that He gives us power to gain wealth. Wealth is simply having abundance. God wants you to live in abundance so that He can use you to be a blessing to others. When we...
  • Will leaks end Mideast peace process?

    01/25/2011 9:07:02 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | David Frum
    The Palestinian leaks show the Palestinian Authority leadership trying to work their way to the answer that "everybody knows." But the secrecy surrounding the documents -- and the reaction to the leak -- confirms the Israelis' worst fear: The Palestinian population does not, in fact, "know" what "everybody knows." And a Palestinian leadership that did "know" what "everybody knows" is now being reviled by its own population as traitors and sell-outs. What, after all, are the big, shameful concessions contained in the documents? Where are the wounds to Palestinian national pride? • The documents as reported demand Palestinian sovereignty over...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Finds Peace Through Music

    01/24/2011 4:56:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    American Forces Press Service | Air Force Senior Airman Ashley Avecilla
    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 24, 2011 – People say it’s not what life throws at you, but how you handle it, that determines your character. Army Spc. Diego Medina mans the turret as a gunner on a mission in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, Jan. 10, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley N. Avecilla (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. For one soldier on the provincial reconstruction team, that’s the story of his life. Army Spc. Diego Medina -- one of the 40 infantrymen who make up the Massachusetts Army National Guard’s 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion,...
  • Largest Bell in the World at Cologne Cathedral is Silenced

    01/07/2011 8:00:51 AM PST · by 0beron · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 01/06/2011 | Tancred
    Largest free swinging bell in the world: Shortly before the Epiphany Mass the clapper of the 24 ton bell -- The "decke Pitter" is the German Peace Bell. Cologne ( Shock in the Cologne Cathedral: The bell known as "Decker Pitter" by the locals is silenced. On Thursday morning the clapper with a 3.24 Meter diameter and with a weight of 24 tons, the largest free swinging bell in the world, fell. The cause is still unknown. Possibly there was some material weakening in the structure connecting the clapper to the bell itself. No one was injured as the Cathedral...
  • Latma TV: Peace Now - Legacy of Destruction

    01/02/2011 9:12:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/111 | LATMA TV
    The latest Latma satire video takes on none other than the far-left organization Peace Now. The video shows “Yariv Googleheimer”, a take on Peace Now chairman Yariv Oppenheimer, describing what his organization does to make sure that no new Jewish homes are built in Judea and Samaria. Showing with pride some of the areas in which his organization has managed to halt Jewish construction, “Googleheimer” speaks proudly about seeing the hills “so bare, without a single hut or building.”
  • Stop Offending Mohammad By Calling Terrorists “Extremists “

    12/30/2010 4:02:41 PM PST · by BillKneer · 26 replies · 158+ views
    Patriot Statesman ^ | 12-31-2010 | Aisha Foda
    As one influenced by islam in my childhood, I have seen much good from muslims. In camping outings and regular gatherings of great neighbors and friends, I have been blessed with the joys of their presence and laughter in my life. However the muslims I have known are cultural muslims who like to dance, pull out a bottle of wine, and who would never enter a mosque because something inside of them has an abhorrence to the darkness they have seen in faithful muslim mullahs and imams. The only time they might go into a mosque will be for a...
  • U.S. Congress votes to condem unilateral measures to declare or recognize a Palestinian state.

    12/16/2010 9:33:20 AM PST · by Arcy · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | 12/15/2010 | Rep Berman, Howard L.
    H.RES.1765 Latest Title: Supporting a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and condemning unilateral measures to declare or recognize a Palestinian state, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] (introduced 12/15/2010) Cosponsors (53) Latest Major Action: 12/15/2010 Passed/agreed to in House. The text of H.RES.1765 has not yet been received from GPO (General Printing Office). They are generally received a day or two after being introduced on the house floor.
  • Mitchell: US intends to pursue 'substantive' peace talks

    12/15/2010 9:05:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies ^ | 12/15/10 | staff
    After meeting Mubarak in Cairo, US envoy says Washington still aiming for "eventual framework agreement." US Mideast envoy George Mitchell said Wednesday that he intends to pursue "substantive" negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, AFP reported. "In the days ahead our discussions with both sides will be substantive, two way conversations with an eye towards making real progress in the next few months on the key questions of an eventual framework agreement," Mitchell was quoted as saying. The US envoy was speaking in Cairo following talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. He said that US aims to "pursue a framework...
  • For sale in ‘The 72 Virgins’

    12/13/2010 7:08:34 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/13/2010 | BARRY RUBIN
    The Gaza Strip is doing really well economically and the Hamas regime seems set to go on forever. It's raking in the aid money but every dollar and every project is shaped to ensure that Hamas remains in power, can return to violence in future and...wreck everything again. "There are a slew of products here, and beautiful restaurants. Is this the Gaza we have been hearing about?" asked a Sudanese official arriving there, as quoted by the Palestinian news agency Maan. "Where is the siege? I don't see it in Gaza. I wish Sudan's residents could live under the conditions...
  • Ex-U.S. Intelligence Chief: South Korea May Act Against North

    12/12/2010 5:30:28 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 12, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- South Korea is losing patience with North Korea and probably will take military action, former national intelligence director Dennis Blair said Sunday. Blair, who just returned from the Korean peninsula, said he doesn't see a major war starting, but he believes recent aggression by the North will press South Korea into some lower level military confrontations. He said there's support among South Koreans for their military to take a stronger stance, adding that "a South Korean government who does not react would not be able to survive there." He told CNN's "State of the Union" that the North's...
  • Freep this VA online poll from Delegate Chris Peace

    12/09/2010 2:57:43 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 1+ views
    This online poss from Delegate Chris Peace covers many issues in VA. Apparently the pro-tax, enviro groups have been hitting it very hard.
  • 18 Countries refuse Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony invitation For Chinese Dissident

    12/07/2010 10:01:32 AM PST · by PanzerKardinal · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/07/2010 | Peter Foster
    The refusals, which included several key Chinese allies and trading partners such as Pakistan and Sudan, came after weeks of intense lobbying by China to stop countries showing support for Mr Liu, a Chinese pro-democracy activist serving an 11-year jail sentence. The refusals have sparked acrimonious exchanges between Beijing and Oslo and highlighted growing international fault-lines between an authoritarian rising China and the liberal democracies of America, Europe and its historical allies. "I would like to say to those at the Nobel committee, they are orchestrating an anti-China farce by themselves," said a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman. "We are not...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    11/21/2010 7:24:38 PM PST · by abigail2 · 12 replies · 1+ views
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  • Time for Israel to Demand a Loaf of Bread

    11/18/2010 8:44:49 AM PST · by bsaunders · 1 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | November 18, 2010 | B. Saunders
    The Israelis are never even offered half a loaf of bread, let alone a whole loaf. For Israel, the old saying “Half a loaf is better than none,” is something that Israel would find as an improvement as they have always received none. On the other side of the conflict, the Palestinians are examples of the saying, “They would not be happy with a loaf of bread under each arm.” This was exemplified by the Palestinians refusing to come to the negotiating table until the last moment of the Israeli ten-month building freeze. In addition, the Palestinians, with the support...
  • LIVE 10PM EST The Bibi Report show on Israel W/ Erick Stakelbeck

    11/15/2010 7:00:45 PM PST · by jacobny
    The Bibi report ^ | 11/15/10 | jacobNY
    We will discuss The US trade offer, How it improves Israel's security, and what is awaiting us in the road ahead. our guest on the discussion board is Erick Stakelbeck - a correspondent and terrorism analyst for CBN News since 2005. He covers the global war on terror, U.S. national security, the Middle East, and the growth of radical Islam at home and abroad for the CBN News Bureau in Washington, D.C. He is also host of the Stakelbeck on Terror show on Or call to listen live : 132-369-33015
  • What is our central american strategy?

    11/14/2010 5:16:30 PM PST · by agee · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Founding Ideals ^ | November 14, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Nicaragua invaded and assumed control of a small section of Costa Rica in late October. At first Nicaragua blamed the incursion on Google Maps. This farcical explanation belies the fact that Nicaragua has for years wanted the property on the other side of the San Juan River for its own canal from the Pacific to Atlantic. That project was originally dreamed up when Nicaragua was a Soviet Client state and a completed canal project would be a game changer. Currently the canal project is funded by Iran and Venezuela while Nicaragua is led by the same man that led the...
  • Poppy-burning Muslim protesters mar Armistice Day commemorations

    11/11/2010 10:22:32 AM PST · by 1066AD · 60 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/11/2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Islamic protesters sparked fury today after they burned a model of a poppy and deliberately broke the silence at Armistice Day commemorations in central London. As millions of Britons fell silent to remember those who have died in war, members of a group called Muslims Against Crusades clashed with police during an 'emergency demonstration' in Kensington, west London. As the clock struck 11am, the Islamic protesters burned a model of a poppy and chanted 'British soldiers burn in hell'. They held banners which read 'Islam will dominate' and 'Our dead are in paradise, your dead are in hell'. The Muslims...
  • Israel Must NOT Rely On Abbas to Save Them

    11/05/2010 11:22:36 AM PDT · by bsaunders · 1+ views
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | November 5, 2010 | B. Saunders
    One of the strangest tactics in the history of the world has been Israeli leaders accepting often seemingly self-destructive concessions as long as there is the proviso that the Palestinian Authority approve and agree to make some minor concession on their behalf. The one constant they count upon is the fact that the Palestinian leaders have never accepted any offer, which included a requirement for them to accept any Israeli proposal. The problem in this strategy is the day may come where the concession offered by Israel is so juicy and tempting that the Palestinians will initially accept the deal...
  • Pickup Soccer Game Between Pali and Jewish Kids in Hebron

    10/30/2010 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Account by witness | 30/10/10 | Eleutheria5
    Who: Jewish and Arab kids Where: Hebron Casbah When: Today in the afternoon What: I was in Hebron today at the house of friends, where I met an old co-worker who was in town for Shabbat, Parshat Chayei Sara, the Sabbath when the Torah portion of Genesis that relates how Abraham purchased the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Me'arat Hamachpela) to bury his wife Sara in, and later is interred there himself after a long, full life. Jews flock to Hebron from all over the world in honor of the Torah portion commemoration of this holy site, and my old co-worker...
  • Moderate Islam?

    10/30/2010 1:47:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | October 30, 2010 | Jerry Philipson
    Every time anything even marginally critical of Muslims or Islam appears in the media apologists, Muslim or otherwise, respond by saying 'moderate voices must be heard' or 'misconceptions about Islam are widespread' or 'Islam is really a religion of peace and tolerance' or other such platitudes. These pronouncements are dead wrong. What we must look at is how and why Islam manifests itself the way it does and what we must listen to are the cries of its victims, those that are still alive that is. If we did we would realize that Islam is not a religion of peace...
  • Palestinians Reject Netanyahu Offer of Freeze in Return for Recognition

    10/21/2010 3:48:28 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 12 replies
    Jewish ^ | 10/15/2010 | JTA
    article created on: 2010-10-15T00:00:00 JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would reinstate a West Bank construction freeze if the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Netanyahu made the offer Oct. 13 in a wide-ranging speech at the opening of the Knesset’s winter session. “If the Palestinian leadership will say unequivocally to its people that it recognizes Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, I will be ready to convene my government and request a further suspension,” Netanyahu said. “Just as the Palestinians expect us to recognize their state, we expect reciprocal treatment.”The Palestinian Authority issued a statement...
  • Peace process a disgrace

    10/18/2010 4:54:27 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Ynet news ^ | Moshe Dann
    Wait a minute. Wasn't Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state part of the Oslo Accords? "The Government of the State of Israel and the PLO team… representing the Palestinian people, agree that it is time to put an end to decades of confrontation and conflict, recognize their mutual legitimate and political rights, and strive to live in peaceful coexistence and mutual dignity and security and achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive peace settlement and historic reconciliation through the agreed political process." If this isn't what Prime Minister Netanyahu is asking for now, what does this document mean? And...
  • A Workable Plan for Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

    10/15/2010 1:44:16 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies ^ | 15/10/2010 | John Daly
    On 14 October the Atlantic Council hosted an extraordinary event, a “Roundtable on Providing Security and Stability in Afghanistan: Uzbekistan’s View” as part of its Eurasia Discussion Series. Tashkent deployed its top diplomats to the event, including former ambassadors to the U.S. Abdulaziz Kamilov, now First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Sodiq Safaev, currently Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rounding out the trio was Dr. Doniyor Kurbanov, Deputy Director of the Institute of Strategic and Interregional Studies. Their mission? To explain to Washington’s elite Uzbekistan’s “6+3” proposal for peace in Afghanistan. As Operation Enduring Freedom enters...
  • One country and three civilizations

    10/14/2010 7:54:57 PM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies ^ | October 14, 2010 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    Clinton is right: "Russians" in Israel don't really want peace, that kind of peace which Bill Clinton imposed on Serbs in Kosovo. Clinton's words that Russian-speaking Israelis are an obstacle to reaching peace can be understood in different ways. Excluding their emotional component, it is necessary to recognize that the immigrants from the former Soviet Union are most opposed to the Israeli/Palestinian peace process (or what is implied by this term). Let's look at the root of this phenomenon. The rose-colored glasses of "multiculturalism" hide the fact that there are three civilizations in our world: postmodern liberal democracies, states of...
  • Why ‘Russians’ in Israel don’t want peace

    10/12/2010 9:30:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 11/12/10 | A. MAISTROVOY
    Bill Clinton is right: Israelis from the FSU are not really interested in a peace agreement. Certainly not the kind of deal he helped impose on Serbs in Kosovo. Former US president Bill Clinton’s claims last month that Russian-speaking Israelis are an obstacle to peace can be understood in different ways. But excluding their emotional component, it is necessary to recognize that the immigrants from the former Soviet Union are mostly opposed to the peace process (or what is implied by this term). Let’s look at the root of this phenomenon. The rose-colored glasses of “multiculturalism” hide the fact that...
  • ABC News: Year After Obama Won Nobel, World Looks for Signs of Peace

    10/08/2010 8:36:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 8, 2010 | By RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    One year after the Nobel prize jury made its controversial decision to award President Obama the prize for world peace, a larger jury is still waiting for the president to live up to those lofty expectations. Even some of Obama's allies -- like former Nobel laureates Al Gore and Jimmy Carter -- declined to assess his performance in fulfilling what the peace prize said was his "vision" of world harmony. The one year anniversary of Obama's prize comes as fighting is escalating in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq continues to smolder and Obama struggles to keep fledgling Middle East peace...
  • Hamas leader: Arafat urged attacks on Israel (duh)

    10/01/2010 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Wading Across · 21 replies ^ | 10-1-10 | Wading Across
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — It has been 10 years since Palestinians began an uprising that swept away peace talks, triggered a ferocious reaction by the Jewish state and left thousands dead on both sides. Exactly why it happened just as Palestinian statehood seemed attainable is a mystery, fed by conspiracy theories and competing narratives from across the political spectrum. This week comes an intriguing twist: One of the leading figures in Hamas seems to confirm that Yasser Arafat was playing a double game — encouraging Islamic militants to attack inside Israel while publicly insisting he was trying to stop the...
  • Minneapolis vigil/rally turns into brawl

    09/29/2010 3:25:30 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 32 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-29-10 | DAVID CHANEN
    A memorial service and stop-the-violence rally for an 18-year-old slaying victim in north Minneapolis turned into a small melee Sunday, with the victim's mother arrested, officers injured and squad cars damaged.
  • What Would Really Serve Israel, Peace or What?

    09/25/2010 6:00:19 AM PDT · by bsaunders · 3 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | September 25, 2010 | B. Saunders
    The question, “What would really serve Israel, Peace or what?” is far more complex than first appearance. Most people, including Israelis, would immediately say that a true and lasting peace would be the best. One of the problems with Peace as the answer is, what price does the peace cost? Usually the demands from the Palestinians include items that would deny Jewish access to many of the Jewish Holy Sites such as the Western Wall, Joseph’s Tomb, The Cave of the Patriarchs, Rachel’s Tomb, many ancient synagogues located in the Old City of Jerusalem, access to the Temple Mount for...
  • Theater of the absurd

    09/17/2010 10:28:54 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 3 replies
    Ynet news ^ | Martin Sherman
    Obama, after the "pragmatic" Palestinians have repudiated any idea of "historic compromise," any recognition of Jewish national sovereignty: "…so far the talks are moving forward in a constructive way…" You couldn’t make this stuff up! In a different universe the recent events regarding the rekindling of the "peace process" could well be the stuff of a macabre comedy, couched and conveyed in deliberately overstated caricature. But sadly in this universe they portend tragedy.
  • Nationwide Saturday Cookout Recipes in Honor of 9/11

    09/09/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies
    Self | 9/9/10 | Self
    I am looking for recipes for a good cookout meat this Saturday. Anyone?
  • Obama: We Should Encourage Those Who Work Towards Peace

    09/07/2010 4:08:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 9/7/10 | Elad Benari
    In a video released Tuesday, US President Barack Obama extended his personal greetings to the Jewish people in honor of Rosh Hashanah. Obama began in Hebrew, saying L'Shana Tova Tikatevu (May you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life). "Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish spiritual calendar and the birth of the world," said Obama. "It serves as a reminder of the special relationship between God and his children." Obama said that this time of year is a time for personal reflection, repentance, prayer, and remembering the blessings that come from helping those in need.