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  • UN to Explore New Israel-PA Peace Effort

    05/20/2015 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/15 | Elad Benari
    The United Nations will explore options with Israel's new government for a return to negotiations on creating a Palestinian state within a reasonable timeframe, the body’s new envoy said Tuesday, according to AFP. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN special Middle East coordinator, told the Security Council that "the coming period will be critical to the future of the peace process." Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have been comatose since a major American push for a final deal ended in failure in April 2014. UN efforts to revive the peace process were effectively on hold in recent months...
  • 'Only Arafat Could Have Brought Peace', Says Widow

    11/12/2014 4:04:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14 | Giulio Meotti & Elad Benari
    Former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat’s widow, Suha Arafat, believes her late husband is the only who could have brought peace. "Many say that my husband was an obstacle to peace. We saw, after his death, what happened to peace," she said on Wednesday, speaking to the Italian daily La Repubblica on the 10th anniversary of her husband’s death. "History will tell whether Arafat was right to declare the Intifada,” Arafat, who lives in Malta with her daughter, told the newspaper upon being asked about the “armed resistance” advocated by her husband. “But now we have millions of refugees. We...
  • Abbas: State Land Designation in Gush Etzion Ruins Peace

    08/31/2014 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/14 | Moshe Cohen
    alestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas is livid over the decision by the government earlier Sunday to assign about 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of land in Judea and Samaria as state land. Most of the land involved is in the Gush Etzion region. The decision opens the possibility of further construction in the region. The decision is one of Israel's responses to the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Sha'ar. The three were kidnapped in Gush Etzion and their bodies were found several weeks later in a field near Hevron. Speaking Sunday evening, Abbas spokesperson...
  • UN Chief Hopes Ceasefire will Lead to Peace Agreement

    08/27/2014 12:14:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/14 | Elad Benari
    In welcoming the long-term ceasefire in Gaza, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope on Tuesday that it will set the stage for talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace deal. "The secretary-general remains hopeful that the extended ceasefire will act as a prelude to a political process as the only way of achieving durable peace," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, according to AFP. Ban warned that "a brighter future for Gaza and for Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire" and that "any violations of the ceasefire would be utterly irresponsible." .....
  • The Israeli Solution

    06/05/2014 3:48:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Random House ^ | 4/3/14 | Caroline Glick
    Synopsis A manifesto that exposes the flaws in the two-state policy of the United States toward Israel and the Palestinians and offers a direct and powerful call for Israeli sovereignty in the region. The reigning consensus in elite and academic circles is that the United States must seek to resolve the Palestinians' conflict with Israel by implementing the so-called two-state solution. Establishing a Palestinian state, so the thinking goes, would be a panacea for all the region’s ills. It would end the Arab world’s conflict with Israel, because the reason the Arab world is anti-Israel is that there is no...
  • Peres: Abbas is Serious About Peace

    02/17/2014 10:49:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/14 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres on Monday hailed remarks by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the issue of the “Palestinian refugees”, AFP reported. Peres, who said Abbas’s comments showed his "seriousness about reaching peace", was referring to what Abbas said during a meeting Sunday with more than 300 Israeli university students at his Ramallah headquarters. At the meeting, the PA chief told the students said he did not want to "flood Israel" with so-called “Palestinian refugees” and that there was no need to "re-divide" Jerusalem. "I was happy to hear him," Peres's office quoted him as saying at the start of...
  • Netanyahu to Biden: Abbas Doesn't Want Peace

    01/13/2014 9:55:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday that recent comments by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas were proof that he does not want peace. According to Kol Yisrael radio, Netanyahu made the comments during his dinner meeting with Biden at the Prime Minister’s Residence on Monday night. Netanyahu reportedly complained to Biden about Abbas’s comments on Saturday, in which he said that there will be no peace with Israel unless all his preconditions are met. These comments, Netanyahu told Biden, were proof that Abbas is not prepared to make the necessary decisions that...
  • Biden: Seize the Moment, Make Peace

    01/13/2014 4:40:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday urged Israel to seize this moment in history to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA), AFP reported. Biden’s comments were made in a meeting with President Shimon Peres, hours after both paid their last respects to former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who was buried on Monday. The meeting focused on the U.S.-led direct peace talks between the sides, which resumed in July. "The one place (in the region) where there's a possibility for an island of stability ... is between the Palestinian people and the Israeli people, in two secure states...
  • Olmert: Only an idiot prime minister would not make peace with Palestinians

    01/06/2014 12:36:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/1/14 | Noa Amouyel
    Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Monday insinuated that his successor Binyamin Netanyahu was an “idiot” and that his predecessor Ariel Sharon was revered only after lapsing into a coma. “In times of peace, even an idiotic prime minister can come out looking good,” he said during a lecture at Hebrew University on Monday. “Of course, an idiot prime minister cannot make peace, and if he makes peace he’s not an idiot,” after the audience laughed at his veiled tongue-in-cheek reference to Netanayhu, Olmert was quick to backtrack and added, “I mean that only generally, of course. Really!” The Prime...
  • Ya'alon: There's No Peace Partner, Only Incitement

    12/07/2013 7:53:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Saturday that Israel had no partner for peace in the Palestinian Authority (PA). Speaking at the Israel Business Conference in Tel Aviv, Ya’alon said that there will be not a peace partner so long as the PA continues to educate its children to hate Israel. "As someone who supported the Oslo Accords, I have learned to understand that there is no partner for two states for two peoples on the other side,” he said. “There isn’t, nor has there been since the dawn of Zionism, a leadership on the other side that is willing to...
  • Obama: Judea and Samaria Must Not be 'Gaza 2'

    12/07/2013 5:21:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama said at the Saban Forum on Saturday that there must not be another Gaza in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria. Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005, as part of the “Disengagement”. This resulted in Hamas taking over the region and escalating rocket attacks at southern Israel. Obama warned that in the event of a final agreement between Israel and the PA, there would be a "transition period" to ensure that Judea and Samaria does not become a security threat akin to Hamas-ruled Gaza. He said that the PA would have to accept...
  • PA Arabs Sign anti-Peace Convention

    11/30/2013 11:34:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/13
    Hamas has already acquired some 250,000 signatures of PA Arabs who signed a convention calling for no peace compromise with Israel, insisting upon Arab sovereignty in Jerusalem and the West Bank and the return of all pre-1948 refugees with...
  • Confusion over nuclear deal as Iran protests White House statement (Hussein lied - again?)

    11/27/2013 2:21:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/13
    Despite the highly touted Iranian nuclear deal announced by the Obama administration over the weekend, the two sides still can't seem to agree on what it is they agreed to. **SNIP** A ministry spokeswoman called it a "one-sided interpretation of the agreed text," and said parts of it "contradict" the actual plan, according to Fars News Agency. The Foreign Ministry did not specify what language might have clashed with their interpretation of the agreement, but called the White House statement a "modified version of the deal" -- and released their own version of the plan.
  • Kerry: Confident in Netanyahu's Commitment to Peace

    09/30/2013 10:51:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met on Monday at the State Department with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In remarks to reporters before the meeting, Kerry said, “Israel, as everybody knows, is a very special friend to the United States of America. And we have just had a very constructive luncheon with the President and a very important meeting before that with a larger group of people. And now the Prime Minister and I will talk about both Iran, the Middle East peace process, Syria, and issues of concern.” Video .....
  • Min. Peretz: Bayit Yehudi Torpedoing Peace

    08/11/2013 2:22:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/13 | Gil Ronen
    Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz (Hatnua) accused the Bayit Yehudi party Sunday of recklessly endangering the “peace process” with the initiative to approve 1,200 housing tenders in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. The decision was announced by Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel. "While [Hatnua leader] Minister Tzipi Livni is making extensive efforts to convince the leaders of Europe that we desire peace, and that the matter of borders will only be determined in negotiations between us and the Palestinians, Minister Ariel is busy with an unnecessary provocation and with messages that run counter to the prime minister's decision to renew...
  • Obama Speaks to Netanyahu and Abbas About Peace

    08/01/2013 9:23:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/8/13 | Elad Benari
    United States President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, several days after peace talks between the sides officially restarted. The White House said Obama made separate calls to both men in an effort to keep up the momentum. The PA-based WAFA news agency reported that Obama urged Abbas to make use of the current momentum to reach a deal with Israel and stressed his support of the efforts that led to launching the peace process. An Abbas aide told WAFA he hoped a deal could be reached in six to...
  • Livni Mulling Release of Terror Murderers

    06/01/2013 2:11:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/6/13 | Gil Ronen
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is considering the release of terrorist murderers and has received, for this purpose, the files of 120 Arab terror prisoners currently held in Israel. There is international pressure on Israel to carry out “gestures” toward the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a prelude to “peace talks” with it. The Almagor terror victims' organization has asked Livni to meet with its representatives before she decides on recommending the release of any terrorists. Almagor head Meir Indor voiced concern that a release is becoming more likely, following an interview in which President Shimon Peres said that he favors a...
  • PA Arabs Pessimistic on Peace

    04/02/2013 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/4/13
    A majority of Palestinian Authority residents believe the US will fail to revive the Middle East peace process, according to a survey after Barack Obama's visit to the region, as reported by the AFP news agency. The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research's report, conducted March 28-30, surveyed 1,270 people in Judea, Samaria (Shomron) and Gaza. "Fifty-five percent believe that the US administration will not succeed in reviving the peace process and bringing the two sides to the negotiating table," it concluded. "Moreover, 70 percent believe that the American administration will not succeed in pressuring Israel to freeze settlement...
  • Op-Ed: Time for a New Peace Process

    03/09/2013 2:03:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/13 | David Rubin
    ..... The sad fact is that the peace process has always failed and will continue to fail until we do an abrupt restart and begin to base any future peace process on biblical principles, historical justice, and common sense. Toward this end, I have proposed a new peace plan....At its core are four key principles: 1. The entire land of Israel is the eternal sovereign inheritance of the Jewish people and no other sovereign nation or quasi-governmental authority can exist within the borders in Israel’s possession, which at this time consists of the territory from the Mediterranean Sea to the...
  • Abbas Warns UN Bid is 'Last Chance' for Peace

    11/25/2012 12:54:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/12 | Chana Yaar
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claimed Saturday the entity's renewed bid for United Nations membership is the “last chance” for Arab peace with Israel. The PA is hoping to create an independent, sovereign state in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and parts of Jerusalem that were restored to the Jewish capital in the 1967 Six-Day War. Previous efforts to evade the necessity of final status talks with Israel through application for membership in the United Nations have been stymied by Western nation, led by the United States. Speaking with students at his headquarters in the PA capital of Ramallah, Abbas said, “The...
  • Former US Pres. Jimmy Carter Condemns Israel

    10/22/2012 2:09:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 80 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/12 | Chana Yaar
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter condemned Israel on Monday, saying the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are fading into a crisis. Carter told a news conference in Jerusalem on Monday said the Israeli-PA peace process has reached a crisis point and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government was not interested in pursuing a two-state solution. Carter arrived here this week with other members of “The Elders” – group of former world leaders who are in the region to visit Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Egypt. He claimed that continued construction in Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and...
  • Romney: PA Just Not Interested in Peace

    09/18/2012 2:32:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/12 | David Lev
    In a video released Tuesday, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is highly unlikely, because unlike the Israelis, the PA has “no interest whatsoever” in making peace with Israel. The video, which shows Romney speaking at a recent fundraiser in Florida, was posted Tuesday on the web site of ultra-liberal Mother Jones magazine. At the event, Romney was asked if the "Palestinian problem" could be solved. Romney replied that the Palestinians have "no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish. I look at the...
  • Lieberman, Abbas Trade Barbs Over Lieberman's Letter

    08/26/2012 10:01:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/12 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas responded on Sunday to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s letter to the International Quartet, in which he called for Abbas to be replaced. Lieberman “doesn’t deserve an answer”, Abbas told an Army Radio reporter on the sidelines of a meeting with members of the Meretz party in Ramallah. He then added, “When he talks about the use of diplomatic terror he does not deserve anything. Everyone knows that we want peace between the two states, and for them to live and stability and security.” Lieberman wrote in his letter to the European Union’s foreign policy chief...
  • Netanyahu to Abbas: 'Give Peace a Chance'

    05/30/2012 4:14:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he believes his 94-seat super-coalition is a historic opportunity – and mandate – for peace. "On the peace process," Netanyahu told attendees at an Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv. "We are 94 Members of Knesset. This is an opportunity to advance the peace process, an opportunity which may not repeat itself, in my opinion, in the next ten years." "Waiting and inaction lead to the mere illusion of quiet. We're on borrowed time," Netanyahu warned. "We will get stuck in a corner, or we'll arrive at a wall, and...
  • No Results in Israel-PA Meeting

    01/09/2012 2:37:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/12
    A meeting in Jordan between Israeli and PA negotiators in Jordan ended Monday night with no new breakthroughs reported. Israeli negotiator Yitzchak Molcho met with PA negotiator Saeb Erekat in Amman. The meeting was hosted by the Quartet and Jordan. This was the second meeting between the two since talks were revived several weeks ago. Another meeting is set to take place over the weekend...
  • Israelis, Arabs Offer Solutions to the Conflict

    12/28/2011 10:33:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/11 | Yoni Kempinski and Elad Benari
    The Ariel University Center of Samaria held a special conference on Monday, entitled “Best Plans for a Peaceful Israel/Palestine” conference. The conference, the second of its kind, featured three Israeli and three Arab speakers, each of whom presented his idea for a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. The event was attended by students at the Ariel University Center, some of whom are Orthodox Jews, but also by some Israeli-Arab students and Palestinian Authority Arabs from the PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria. This made the conference even more significant, since Ariel is considered by the PA a “settlement” built on...
  • Berlin: Israeli Construction "Devastating" to Peace

    12/19/2011 2:21:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Germany called on Israel to refrain from publishing construction tenders in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem saying it sends a "devastating message" for peace efforts. "The Israeli government must be aware that the continuous announcements of new settlements convey a devastating message with a view to the current efforts and resumption of peace negotiations," government spokesman Georg Streiter told reporters. "We strongly urge the Israeli government to refrain from inviting tenders for housing units," Streiter added. Israel's housing and construction ministry said Sunday it would publish tenders for the construction of more than 1,000 housing units to meet natural growth needs...
  • Shalom: The Current Palestinian Leadership Wants Peace

    09/05/2011 9:07:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/11 | Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
    Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom at Tel Aviv conference: Abbas and Fayyad are committed to peace. There's no alternative to negotiations. .....
  • Netanyahu Adds Settlement Blocs to Peace Conditions

    05/16/2011 2:06:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/11 | Gil Ronen
    In a speech before the Knesset’s plenum in its special Herzl Day session, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu laid down five conditions for a peace treaty with the Palestinian Authority Arabs. These are: The Palestinians must recognize Israel as the Jewish nation’s state. The treaty must be an end to the conflict. The Arab refugee problem must be solved outside of Israel’s borders. A Palestinian state will have to be demilitarized and a peace treaty must safeguard Israel’s security. The settlement blocs will remain within the state of Israel and Jerusalem will remain its united capital. Netanyahu’s speech can be seen...
  • US Condemns Judea and Samaria Construction

    03/13/2011 5:06:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/3/11 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The White House condemned on Sunday evening the Israeli government's decision to approve hundreds of new housing units in Judea and Samaria following the massacre of the Fogel family in Itamar. The White House said in a statement in released that "settlement activity is illegal and constitutes an obstacle to...
  • 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...
  • Missing piece found in particle puzzle: scientists...

    06/01/2010 4:08:50 PM PDT · by TaraP · 23 replies · 707+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 1st, 2010
    Research scientists announced on Monday they had identified the missing piece of a major puzzle involving the make-up of the universe by observing a neutrino particle change from one type to another. Science The CERN physics research center near Geneva, relaying the announcement from the Gran Sasso laboratory in central Italy, said the breakthrough was a major boost for its own LHC particle collider programme to unveil key secrets of the cosmos. According to physicists at Gran Sasso, after three years of monitoring multiple billions of muon neutrinos beamed to them through the earth from CERN 730 kms (456 miles)...
  • Obama hopes Mubarak returns to peace-making fold

    08/18/2009 3:27:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies · 379+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 18/8/09 | Steven Hurst
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is trying to restore Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak as the U.S. ace-in-the-hole in its decades-long effort to forge an elusive peace among Israel and the Arabs. After a serious falling out over Bush administration pressure on human rights and democracy in Egypt, Mubarak is back in the U.S. capital for the first time in more than five years to meet with Obama on Tuesday. The relationship is far from healed, despite Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton having eased back on those touchy issues and Egypt showing greater willingness to help with the...

    04/13/2009 1:38:12 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 16 replies · 1,072+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | April 13, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The Pasadena Independent, owned by Beacon Media in Monrovia, California, has published an apparent slanderous article by Terry Miller, staff photographer, in its April 15 issue on radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger's visit to the City of Arcadia to celebrate the city as a family friendly place to live. Schlessinger was the keynote speaker at the City of Arcadia's Community Breakfast, which was reportedly sold out. Hiding behind comments by "anonymous" persons who attended the event who Miller failed to identify, we read that Schlessinger (erroneously) believes "that gay people are biological errors," that her views are "caustic...
  • Worker tries to steal yacht - one piece at a time

    04/30/2007 9:18:53 AM PDT · by bedolido · 20 replies · 757+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 04-25-2007 | staff writer
    A WORKER at a UK boat-building firm has been caught trying to steal a luxury yacht one piece at a time. James Light, 35, stole hundreds of yacht parts worth £55,000 ($133,000) over a period of seven years, Bournemouth Crown Court heard yesterday. He stole the parts from his former employer, Sunseeker.
  • America Supports You: Arizona Group Sends Piece of Home to Troops (Davis-Montham AFB, Tucson)

    04/20/2007 6:00:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 399+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 20, 2007 – What started out as a way for an Arizona Army mom to support her deployed son has turned into a nonprofit organization that sends about 2,500 care packages to servicemembers each month. Two volunteers for America Supports You homefront organization Packages from Home man the group’s booth at Tucson Navy Week activities at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Packages From Home gives to our (servicemembers) in harm’s way, which would be Iraq, Afghanistan, South Korea, Cuba and the Sudan, the necessary things that they would like to...
  • Fear overwhelms displaced Lebanese (Warning, This story contains the usual MSM fluff)

    07/20/2006 6:02:05 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies · 263+ views
    NBC News ^ | 7/20/2006 | Kerry Sanders
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — We went to Kaafoun, north of Beirut in Mount Lebanon, on Thursday looking for a story. But anger and suspicion about our purpose meant we couldn't fully report on life in the beleaguered village. Kaafoun is a village of about 5,000 residents, but it is overwhelmed right now with about 40,000 internally displaced people from other parts of Lebanon.
  • Group's leader says saving officers club saves piece of western history

    06/09/2006 7:23:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 551+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — America’s history has been defined and shaped by what happened in the Old West. Part of that record was due to the achievement of black soldiers who help protect settlements in places such as Southern Arizona, Tom Stoney said Wednesday during the monthly luncheon hosted by the Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee. And part of the story of the Buffalo Soldiers legacy needs to be saved, Stoney said to nearly 90 people. That can be done by ensuring the World War II black officers club on the post remains, he told nearly...
  • Teenager shot near peace rally(MPLS)

    05/20/2006 8:14:56 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 11 replies · 1,362+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 5-20-06 | MYRON P. MEDCALF
    A teenager was shot in the back Friday night a block away from a peace rally in north Minneapolis that about 1,500 people attended. As the rally at 25th and Humboldt Avs. N. came to a close just before 9 p.m., a fight broke out at 25th and Girard and a 16-year-old male was shot, said police Lt. Greg Reinhardt. The boy was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale with non-life-threatening injures. Organizers were distressed that the rally ended on a violent note. "For all of us, we understood that that's the reason we had come," said organizer...
  • Freeper assistance needed !

    05/19/2006 4:04:56 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 13 replies · 580+ views
    05/19/06 | vanity
    I could use a bit of help ! NBC is running another "Bush-bash" this weekend:the claim being the President thrice refused to act against Abu Musab Zarqawi in June 2002 "when he was vulnerable". NBC is relying on Michael O'Hanlon of the (liberal Democrat) Brookings Institution,and ROGER CRESSY , their Counter-terrorism "expert". I know Cressy once worked with Richard Clarke,on the Critical infrastructure protection board (computer security),and is said to have been a member of the National Security Council. I'm interested in learning when Cressy last worked for the gov't,and anything anyone knows about O'Hanlon. Thanks !
  • First piece of Air Force memorial placed

    02/13/2006 4:11:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 466+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 13, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein
    2/13/2006 - ARLINGTON, Va. (AFPN) -- Construction crews raised the first piece of the Air Force Memorial here on top of a hill overlooking Arlington National Cemetery. The 40-foot long piece of stainless steel, which weighs more than 20,000 tons, is the first of 15 pieces to be placed. When completed, the memorial will be 270 feet tall. “The design is a take-off on the Air Force (jet aircraft) doing the bomb burst maneuver … also, that graceful arc of a missile launch and there are three spires," said retired Maj. Gen. Ed Grillo, Air Force Memorial Foundation president. The...
  • Ernesto Portillo Jr. : Piece of paper brings closure to his parents' wartime ordeal

    12/31/2005 10:12:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 331+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Dec 31, 2005 | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    For all of Joel Gordiejew's62 years, he has lived with a hidden, somber history. He was born in German-occupied Poland during World War II. His birth certificate carries the Nazi swastika. His parents were forced to work in Nazi slave camps. They were overworked and abused, he said. His maternal grandfather was separated from the family during the war and was never seen again. After the war ended in 1945, his family lived as refugees in Poland and Germany. In 1949 Gordiejew's family came to the United States, where their fortunes improved. But over the years Gordiejew's parents said little...
  • Killer Findings: Scientists Piece Together 1918-Flu Virus

    10/10/2005 3:38:48 PM PDT · by blam · 94 replies · 1,820+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 10-10-2005 | Christen Brownlee
    Killer Findings: Scientists piece together 1918-flu virus Christen Brownlee The "Spanish" flu killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million people worldwide between 1918 and 1919. Hoping to prevent such a deadly outbreak from recurring, scientists have long strived to figure out what characteristics differentiate that strain from other, more-benign varieties. Because researchers have lacked live samples of the killer virus, however, they couldn't answer this pivotal question. Two new studies now shed unprecedented light on the 1918 strain. The first study caps a 9-year effort led by Jeffrey Taubenberger of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Rockville, Md.,...
  • Israel's Next War(Fronline's hit piece on the settlers)

    04/06/2005 11:01:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 993+ views
    PBS ^ | April 5, 2005 | Dan Setton
    They are dedicated to a country without Arabs and democracy. They see themselves at war with secular Israeli society. They believe they are acting out God's will...An investigation of Israeli religious right wing extremeists who are girding for battle to stop Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from Gaza.
  • Large piece of shuttle Columbia found in southeast Texas

    09/16/2004 10:24:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,107+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/16/04 | AP - Lufkin
    LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - A large piece of space shuttle Columbia debris was found recently in southeast Texas, a NASA official said. The 6-foot-long piece of the crew compartment was discovered two weeks ago in Newton County by a wildlife biologist, sheriffs officials said. Bruce Buckingham, a Kennedy Space Center spokesman, confirmed Wednesday that the piece discovered two weeks ago was from the shuttle's crew compartment area and contains a hinged window. NASA had not yet picked up the piece, which had bright green moss growing over one section of the window. The biologist, Jason Sebesta, said he found it...
  • Trump fires salvo at ABC. Liberal Anchor Gets Slammed!

    09/14/2004 5:53:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 48 replies · 2,912+ views
    Donald Trump says ABC News is readying a hit piece on him - to air on Thursday's installment of "Primetime Live" - but he's not taking it lying down. The star of NBC's "The Apprentice" has refused to give "Primetime Live" co-anchor Chris Cuomo an interview, but his attorney sent the network a blistering letter threatening to sue if the segment, as rumored, damages Trump's reputation for vast wealth and amazing business acumen. Trump's attorney, Lawrence S. Rosen, even threatened to sue Chris Cuomo's father, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, along with ABC execs and the staff of "Primetime...
  • I'm a cheerleader for peace, Clinton tells North leaders (Syntax Problem)

    08/27/2004 2:40:20 AM PDT · by leadhead · 20 replies · 462+ views
    Irish Independent ^ | 8/27/2004 | Dominic Cunningham
    BILL Clinton described himself as a "cheerleader for peace" when he and his wife Hillary visited the North yesterday. The former US president met political leaders and said he was encouraged about the prospects of the devolution process starting again. Mr Clinton also claimed that, if John Kerry were elected president, he would be "far more likely to be heavily involved" in the North's politics than George Bush. Gerry Adams said Sinn Fein had impressed on Mr Clinton its determination to approach next month's political talks positively and constructively. DUP deputy leader Peter Robinson told Mr Clinton his party was...
  • NASCAR wants a smaller piece of the Rock

    02/20/2003 10:27:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 481+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 2/20/03 | Jenna Fryer - AP
    ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (AP) -- What was long a whisper in NASCAR circles is now a shout: North Carolina Speedway is in danger of losing one of its Winston Cup races. Since NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr. said last month that the sanctioning body wants to change its schedule in 2004, the tiny 1.017-mile high-banked oval known as ``The Rock'' has been on the endangered species list. Unable to sell out a race since expanding to 60,113 seats in 1999, the track is a prime target for France to swipe a date and move a Winston Cup race into a larger...
  • McCain in victory: Blunt, dogged, willing to offend even supporters

    03/20/2002 10:17:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 147+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-20-02 | DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Click on Sen. John McCain's Web site and a pig appears, pushing a barrel with its snout, its tail tied to a banner that says "Pork Barreling."</p> <p>The lumbering swine is a slap at lawmakers who use their clout to win federal money for home-state spending projects, and it provides a glimpse into McCain's style -- blunt, dogged, sometimes humorous, willing to offend.</p>