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  • Hamas TV Kills Off Mickey Mouse Double (wow)

    06/29/2007 11:54:50 AM PDT · by james500 · 35 replies · 2,135+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | June 29, 2007, 2:39 PM EDT
    A Mickey Mouse lookalike who preached Islamic domination on a Hamas-affiliated children's television program was beaten to death in the show's final episode Friday. In the final skit, "Farfour" was killed by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour's land. At one point, the mouse called the Israeli a "terrorist." "Farfour was martyred while defending his land," said Sara, the teen presenter. He was killed "by the killers of children," she added.
  • Hamas TV Children's Program: Host Saraa Barhoum Sings 'We Will Meet Our Death with No Hesitation...

    12/27/2007 3:37:14 AM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 349+ views
    MEMRI ^ | December 27 2007
    On Hamas TV Children's Program: Host Saraa Barhoum Sings 'We Will Meet Our Death with No Hesitation... Award Your Victory to Those Who Sacrifice Themselves, This is Your Wedding, Oh Martyr...' Below are excerpts from a song performed by child TV host Saraa Barhoum, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on December 20, 2007. Following that are excerpts from the children's show hosted by Saraa Barhoum, "Pioneers of Tomorrow," which also aired on Al-Aqsa TV on December 20, 2007. Past episodes of "Pioneers of Tomorrow" featured Mickey Mouse-lookalike character Farfour, who was "martyred" on the show in June 2007 and was...
  • Hamas TV refuses to axe contested kids cartoon

    05/10/2007 12:30:59 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 4 replies · 345+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | May 10, 2007
    A Hamas-run television channel has defied a Palestinian government request to axe a controversial children's cartoon in which a Mickey Mouse look-alike urges resistance against Israel. A senior official working for Al Aqsa (Jerusalem) television in the Gaza Strip said that the program - "Tomorrow's Pioneers" - would air as normal this Friday in defiance of information minister Mustafa Barghouti. "The program will continue and it will be broadcast tomorrow at 4.00 pm [1300 GMT]. Mustafa Barghouti misunderstood the issue," said the official on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press. Earlier, the information...
  • Bumble Bee Replaces Mickey Mouse Lookalike on Hamas TV

    07/17/2007 4:06:31 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 28 replies · 1,933+ views
    CNS New.com ^ | July 16, 2007 | Julie Stahl
    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Hamas television has created a new character to replace the Mickey Mouse look-alike named Farfur that called for jihad and a global Islamic takeover. Nahool is a giant yellow and black-striped bumblebee, suspended from the studio ceiling. He says he wants to follow in his cousin Farfur's footsteps and calls for jihad, according to a translation provided on Monday by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). During the episode of the children's program "Tomorrow's Pioneers" that aired on Friday, the child hostess Saraa looks up and sees Nahool. She asks him who he is and what he wants....
  • More on Palestinian Crimes - Hamas TV called Gaza Children to form a human shield

    Hamas TV calls Gaza Children to form a human shield [video] liveleak.com — News flash on Hamas TV - following a threatened air strike, Hamas calls all Gaza CHILDREN to gather near the house of Abu Hatai to form a human shield. (Jan 2009) Video - http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=351_1231430391 Hamas calls upon all Gaza children to gather near a house to form a human shield. http://digg.com/world_news/Hamas_TV_calls_Gaza_Children_to_form_a_human_shield_video--- Then we will see the dead Arab kids parading on global TV screens again! Palestinian Muslims' crimes on their people never stops!
  • Hamas TV Airs `Lion King' Cartoon Hero

    08/27/2007 7:00:48 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 426+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, August 24, 2007 | SARAH EL DEEB
    Hamas TV airs `Lion King' cartoon hero By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press Writer Fri Aug 24, 4:37 PM ET JERUSALEM - After killing off its Mickey Mouse-lookalike, Hamas has turned to another Disneyesque character — televising a cartoon with a "Lion King" wannabe to portray the Islamic group's victory in the Gaza Strip over the Fatah movement. The cartoon depicts Fatah members as sneaky rats, brandishing guns and being showered with U.S. dollars, while Hamas is portrayed as a confident, calm lion that resembles Simba in the 1994 Walt Disney Co. movie "The Lion King." The five-minute video, titled...
  • Hamas TV Airs 'Death to Israel!' Music Video Day After Agreeing to Ceasefire

    11/25/2012 11:36:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/25/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    The day after Hamas agreed to a ceasefire with Israel, the terrorist group's TV station aired this "Death to Israel!" music video on its station: "Destroy the throne of Zion, the house of absolute evil," the song goes. "Raise the banner of victory. Be like the fire of a volcano. Repeat in the name of your Jihad: Death to Israel! With blood and fire, resist until freedom. Defeat the soldiers of aggression the enemies of humanity." The tune is illustrated with video of rockets being launched from Gaza, presumably, into Israel, the Zionist state, as well as other war scenes....
  • Hamas TV Extolls Female Suicide Bombers and Jihadis: Mothers Urge Sons to Seek Martyrdom

    05/03/2011 5:48:44 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | April 28, 2011 | Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)
    Following are excerpts from a Hamas TV program about Palestinian female suicide bombers, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on April 28, 2011: Hamas Minister of Women's Affairs Jamila Al-Shanti: Palestinian society is, by nature, a society of resistance. Resistance does not mean only the bearing of arms. The people who aid those who bear arms are sometimes even stronger than them. The [Palestinian] woman is the wife of a resistance fighter, or the mother of resistance fighters, or else she herself is on the frontline, or she opens her home to resistance fighters. She is capable of doing everything. During...
  • Hamas TV praises jihadi suicide bombers; encourages young men to seek martyrdom by killing Jews

    05/20/2011 11:32:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 20, 2011
    These are the people for whom Obama wants to truncate Israel and establish a state. "Hamas TV Extols Female Palestinian Suicide Bombers and Jihad Fighters: Jihad-Fighting Mothers Urge Their Sons to Seek Martyrdom," from MEMRI TV, April 28: Following are excerpts from a Hamas TV program about Palestinian female suicide bombers, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on April 28, 2011. To view this clip on the MEMRI TV website, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2908.htm. Hamas Minister of Women's Affairs: "We Have a Long List of Female Martyrdom-Seekers… [Women] Serve as Shields for These [Male] Fighters" Hamas Minister of Women's Affairs Jamila Al-Shanti: "Palestinian...
  • Good news: Journalism museum to honor two members of Hamas TV

    05/10/2013 5:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 10, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Ever heard of Al-Aqsa TV? You may think you haven’t, but if you’re a longtime HA reader I’ll bet you have. They’re responsible for the charming children’s characters Farfour, the Jew-hating mouse; Nahoul, the Jew-hating bee; and Assud, the Jew-eating rabbit. Apart from their stellar children’s programming, they’re known for Holocaust revisionism and various forms of pro-terrorist/anti-semitic propaganda. Per Philip Klein, the Treasury Department designated Al-Aqsa TV as an arm of Hamas three years ago and therefore subjected it to U.S. sanctions imposed on officially recognized terrorist groups. (“Treasury will not distinguish between a business financed and controlled by a...
  • In Hamas TV show, Gaza children sing praises of suicide bombing

    04/24/2013 5:41:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/24/2013
    Hamas recently broadcast a children’s television program in which kids who appeared to be no older than 10 extolled the virtue of suicide attacks and expressed their desire to blow themselves up in order to liberate Jerusalem and the entirety of Palestine. The al-Aqsa TV program broadcast in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, translated by the MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), featured the grandchildren of Umm Nidal, a former Hamas MP from Gaza who celebrated the deaths of her three sons who carried out suicide attacks against Israelis. Umm Nidal died in March in Gaza. Umm Nidal’s granddaughter said she...
  • Palestinians: "No Jews Allowed!"

    06/27/2013 5:31:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | June 25, 2013 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The next time U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Ramallah, will he actually violate U.S. law to make sure there are no Jews among his entourage, lest he upset his Palestinian hosts? "We will approve the meeting on condition there are no Jews." This is what you are likely to hear these days if you request a meeting with any senior Palestinian Authority official in the West Bank. Palestinian journalists who try to arrange meetings or interviews with Palestinian Authority representatives for Western colleagues have become used to hearing such things almost on a daily basis. Just last week,...
  • Op-Ed: Imminent: Israel's Capitulation to the Vatican

    06/13/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | June 13, 2013 6:20 AM | Giulio Meotti
    A long-awaited agreement between the Vatican and Israel appears to be near finality. The two main points revolve around the Church's requests to build two centers in Israel: a church in a section of the Caesaria National Park where a site dedicated to Paul once stood, and the use of a plot on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The structure on Mt. Zion, the highest point of Jerusalem, is known as the Cenacle, where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, and according to the deal which will be signed in the coming months, it will become open to...
  • Obama: Wounded … and Dangerous

    06/07/2013 5:13:36 PM PDT · by joygrace · 30 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 7, 2013 | Caroline Glick
    US Secretary of State John Kerry looks like a bit of an idiot these days. On Monday he announced that he will be returning to Israel and the Palestinian Authority and Jordan for the fifth time since he was sworn into office on February 1. That is an average of more than one visit a month. And aside from frequent flier miles, the only thing he has to show for it is a big black eye from PLO chief and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. When Kerry was here last month he unveiled a stunning plan to bring $4 billion...
  • Samantha Power’s Five Worst Statements

    06/05/2013 9:32:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/31/13 | Staff
    Samantha Power will take over at as ambassador to the United Nations following Susan Rice’s promotion to national security adviser. Here are Power’s five most embarrassing comments. 1. Power called for global apology tour Power wrote that U.S. foreign policy “needs not tweaking but overhauling,” in a 2003 New Republic article. Power recommended that United States officials should apologize to the world for its past failures in order to enhance credibility with foreign countries. “A country has to look back before it can move forward,” Power wrote. “Instituting a doctrine of the mea culpa would enhance our credibility
  • Report: Obama lied about firing anti-Israel advisor

    11/10/2008 12:06:44 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies · 93+ views
    Israel Today ^ | 11/10/08 | staff
    Robert Malley, a top Middle East advisor that US President-elect Barack Obama promised months ago would play no role in his administration due to ties to Hamas, has reportedly been sent out on the next administration's first diplomatic mission. According to a report in Middle East Newsline, Obama dispatched Malley to Egypt and Syria late last week with a message that the he intends to mend and bolster relations with both nations, and to give greater weight to their concerns regarding regional conflicts than did President George W. Bush. During the Democratic Party primaries, Obama was lashed by critics for...
  • Team McCain Conference Call: Rudy on Obama Aide’s Syrian Adventure

    08/20/2008 12:52:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 177+ views
    hotair.com ^ | August 20, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Rudy Giuliani headed today’s Team McCain conference call, discussing the trip taken by Barack Obama adviser David Kurtzer to Syria in July. Giuliani, the recent selection for the GOP convention’s keynote speaker, took the opportunity to reassert himself on national security and foreign policy. Michael Goldfarb and Randy Scheuneman also took part in the call. Mayor Giuliani told the conference that the fact that the trip was not disclosed at the time shows Obama’s inexperience and irresponsibility on foreign policy. Giuliani pointed out that Obama included Assad on his list of world leaders he would meet without preconditions. He says...
  • Obama Speaks Under Arafat Banner

    03/21/2013 7:12:44 AM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 90 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/21/2013 | Daniel Halper
    At a press conference today in Ramallah, President Barack Obama addressed the assembled journalists while standing under a Yasser Arafat banner:"Hope everyone saw presser. If not there, it was notable that Obama and Abbas spoke from under a banner bearing pictures of Arafat and Abbas. Also another big banner was hanging on wall nearby with Abbas kind of superimposed on Arafat," the White House pool reporter notes.
  • Obama's Middle East Map Erases Israeli Territory:

    03/18/2013 7:45:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/18/13 | staff
    The map of the Middle East displayed in an Obama administration video released days before President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel shows the Jewish state dispossessed of substantial parts of its current territory, including its capital. The map of Israel, displayed repeatedly during the video, shows the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, northern Israel, and areas surrounding what is currently the West Bank as non-Israeli territory. The Golan Heights is shown as part of Syria; Jerusalem is shown as part of the West Bank; and northern Israel is shown as part of Lebanon. The itinerary on the White House website also implies...
  • What Is Samantha Power Thinking? The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping “genocide”...

    03/31/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 29, 2011 | Matthew Shaffer
    What Is Samantha Power Thinking?The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping "genocide" is the United States' top foreign-policy priority. On March 18, President Obama explained his decision to mobilize the United States military for international intervention in Libya. “Left unchecked,” he said, “we have every reason to believe that Qaddafi would commit atrocities against his people. Many thousands could die. A humanitarian crisis would ensue. The entire region could be destabilized, endangering many of our allies and partners.” (As if it hasn’t been already?) That last sentence was a Realpolitik, national-interest justification for the U.S. intervention. But it rang hollow....
  • PA Asks Israel to Allow Terrorist into Areas it Controls

    02/03/2013 4:34:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/13 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is making efforts to bring the leader of a terrorist group to live in the areas assigned to it in Judea and Samaria, the PA-based WAFA news agency reports. The man, Nayef Hawatmeh, is the leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), one of the main factions in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Qais Abdul Karim, known by the nom de guerre Abu Laila, said the PA has contacted Israel to allow Hawatmeh to come and live in the PA, according to WAFA. He told the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper that even...
  • Obama’s alleged criticism of Netanyahu enlivens Israeli election

    01/16/2013 7:18:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:45am GMT | Dan Williams
    Long-strained ties between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama sprang to the fore of Israel’s election campaign on Wednesday after the U.S. president was quoted as criticizing the prime minister’s character. Less than a week before a January 22 ballot that opinion polls predict the right-wing Netanyahu will win easily, Israeli media highlighted a U.S. commentator’s column on Obama and questioned whether the Democratic president was trying to sway the vote. Netanyahu’s office declined comment on Tuesday’s unsourced column by Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg, which described Obama as frustrated at West Bank settlement building that has deepened Israel’s diplomatic impasse with the...
  • US Judge backs Palestinian Authority's bid to conceal memo linking it to 2002 bombing

    01/14/2013 8:13:42 AM PST · by ilcenter · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 14, 2013 | BRUCE GOLDING
    A Us judge has ruled that the Palestinian Authority has the right to cover up a memo linking it to a suicide bombing that killed two teen American citizens in Israel, The Post has learned. The document — accidentally handed over to lawyers suing the authority for $300 million on behalf of the teens’ parents — reveals a “close relationship” between the bomber and a captain in the Palestinian Authority security forces who planned the terror attack, court papers say. The two-page memo, written in April 2012 by Maj. Ziad Abu Hamid of the authority’s General Intelligence Service, also details...
  • PA Calls Itself a State Now

    01/04/2013 12:23:35 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/13
    Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority signed orders, Thursday, directing all PA institutions to stop using the term "Palestinian National Authority" on official documents and to replace the term with "the state of Palestine". The change went into effect immediately, and was applied to official documents, seals and medals. .....
  • Abbas Makes It Official: All of Israel is Palestine

    12/29/2012 11:42:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 12/30/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Fatah party, headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, has made official what it has been saying more quietly and has adopted a new logo showing all of Israel as Palestine. The logo marks the 48th anniversary of the founding of Fatah by Yasser Arafat and includes a map with the PA flag and a map of Israel that appears to be a depiction of the black and white checkered kefiyah, a symbol of the violent intifada, and the slogan “the state and victory." PMW revealed that the official PA daily published the new official logo. For the past...
  • PA Releases New Logo for 48th Anniversary of PLO

    12/12/2012 5:50:52 PM PST · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva news brief ^ | 12/12/2012 | Arutz Sheva news brief
    The Palestinian Authority has released a special logo for the 48th anniversary of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The logo features a white dove, the Dome of the Rock, and a black-and-white checkered keffiyah in the shape of the current borders of the State of Israel.
  • Abbas 'Victory Speech': Jerusalem 'Eternal Capital of Palestine'

    12/02/2012 8:18:47 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 23 replies
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | 12/2/12 | Chana Ya'ar
    PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas Sunday promised someday the PA flag would fly over “Jerusalem, eternal capital of the state of Palestine.” Thousands of people greeted Abbas rapturously upon his return from the United Nations, where the General Assembly granted the PLO, representing the PA, upgraded status as a nonmember observer state. "Raise your heads high, because you are Palestinians!” Abbas told the joyous crowd, waving PA flags in the PA capital of Ramallah, located in Samaria. "You have proof that you are stronger than the occupation, because you are Palestinians... stronger than the settlements, because you are Palestinians. "We were...
  • Police Grab PLO Flag as MKs were About to Light It

    11/29/2012 1:06:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/12 | Hezki Ezra & Gil Ronen
    Police pushed MKs Eldad and Ben Ari and stopped them from burning PLO flags in protest of UN statehood bid. Video .....
  • Nazi Roots of Arab Palestinian National Movement (h/t Mark Levin)

    11/20/2012 8:42:34 AM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/8/2010 | Joniversity
    Mark Levin opened his show last night with this video. It's chilling....but revealing.
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • The Entebbe Option (More Anti-Israel Leaks)

    09/28/2012 11:15:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/27/2012 | Mark Perry
    Three high-level U.S. military and intelligence sources have told me that Centcom has identified three options for Israel should it decide to take preventive military action against Iran. The first and most predictable option calls for a massed Israeli Air Force bombing campaign targeting key Iranian nuclear sites. Such an assault would be coupled with strikes from submarine-launched cruise missiles and Israeli-based medium-range Jericho II and long-range Jericho III missiles, according to a highly placed U.S. military officer. The attack may well be preceded by -- or coupled with -- a coordinated cyber and electronic warfare attack. But planners for...
  • Obama Inspired Ship 'Audacity of Hope' to Join Gaza Flotilla II-good pal raised money

    06/07/2011 4:12:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 06/04/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Obama's good pal Rashid Khalidi raised money for the venture. In 2008 The LA Times withheld a video that contained footage of Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who were openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama reportedly even gave a toast to a former PLO operative, Rashid Khalidi, at this celebration. This was something the LA Times hid from the American public before the election. The media refused to release the video. Terrorist Bill Ayers, Barack Obama and his good friend Jew-hater Rashid Khalidi There were also reports that terrorists Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn were...
  • Abbas Proposes Canceling Oslo Accords

    09/18/2012 2:25:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/12 | David Lev
    Palestinian Authority head, Mahmoud Abbas, proposed cancelling the Oslo Accords with Israel at a weekend meeting of the PA leadership, a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) told AFP on Tuesday. PLO Executive Committee member Wassel Abu Yusef said Abbas raised the idea of "cancelling the Oslo agreement as well as the associated economic and security arrangements," at the meeting on Saturday and Sunday. Abu Yusef said that "members of the Palestinian leadership had mixed opinions on the issue, and it was decided to postpone any decision until their next meeting," due to be held after Abbas's return...
  • 'Germany met with Munich terrorists after attack'

    08/27/2012 11:09:26 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 26 August, 2012 | Benjamin Wieinthal
    Fearing additional attack on German soil, Germany offered Black September political upgrade of PLO, 'Der Spiegel' reports. BERLIN – For years, Germany’s government had contact with the organizers of the Black September terror group that was responsible for the murder of 11 Israeli sportsmen and a German police office at the 1972 Olympic Games, German newspaper Der Spiegel reported Sunday. Several months after the murders, the West German government proposed a secret meeting between one of the organizers of the Palestinian terrorist group and then-foreign minister Walter Scheel. The aim of the clandestine meeting was to create a “new basis...
  • Tears Don't Protect Against Murder

    08/13/2012 4:51:02 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, August 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    After serving a few years in prison for his role in the Munich Massacre, Willi Pohl moved to Beirut. The brief sentence was a slap in the wrist, but Pohl had still served more time in prison than the Muslim gunmen who had murdered eleven Israeli athletes and coaches during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Mohammed Safady and the Al-Gashey cousins were released after a few months by the German authorities. They went back to Lebanon and so did he. A decade after the attack, Willi Pohl had begun making a name for himself as a crime novelist. His...
  • Palestinian Authority thanks IOC for refusing Munich victims memorial.

    07/27/2012 4:53:31 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 26 July 2012 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The Palestinian Authority has thanked the International Olympic Committee [IOC] for refusing to allow a minute's silence at the opening ceremony in London to mark the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Games. Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Union, sent a letter to IOC Chairman Jaques Rogge thanking him for his position, the PA's official news agency, Wafa, reported Wednesday. Related: Shahar Ayalon: Munich massacre changed my lifeIsraeli pride grows as flag raised in villageIn his letter, Rajoub, a former PA security commander, wrote: "Sports is a bridge for love, connection and...
  • The Middle East's Real Apartheid

    04/30/2012 8:14:38 PM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | March, 2012 | E. Karsh
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.In light of Israel Apartheid Week, which hit cities and campuses throughout the world recently, supporters of the Jewish state find it difficult to agree on the best response to this hate fest. Some suggest emphasizing Israel’s peacemaking efforts, others propose rebranding the country by highlighting its numerous achievements and success stories. Still others advocate reminding the world of “what Zionism is – a movement of Jewish national liberation – and what it isn’t – racist.” Each of these approaches has its merits yet none will do the trick.Peace seeking and/or prosperity are...
  • U.S. Ruling: PA, PLO Can’t be Charged in Torture Death

    04/20/2012 3:29:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The Palestinian Authority and PLO cannot be sued for the death by torture of a man killed in PA custody, the United States Supreme Court has ruled. The court found that the Torture Victim Protection Act allows for civil suits against individuals only, and not against organizations. The family of PA resident Azzam Rahim, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had sought to sue the PA and PLO for Rahim’s death in 1995. The family alleges that Rahim was tortured to death in PA custody. The PA and PLO have denied the charges. In a unanimous ruling, justices upheld a lower court’s...
  • US Supreme Court Dismisses Torture Case Against the Palestinian Authority on Technicality

    04/19/2012 11:36:26 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 2 replies
    Israel Law Center (Shurat HaDin) ^ | April 19, 2012 | Israel Law Center
    Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center has received notice that the US Supreme Court decided to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of the family of a Palestinian-American murdered at the hands of Palestinian intelligence officers in Jericho in 1995. The Court ruled that the Torture Victim Protection Act, as it is currently drafted, did not allow the family to sue the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization. The Justices held that the use of the term “individual” in the law’s wording denoted that only private individuals, rather than corporations or organizations, could be targeted. “We were sorry to hear...
  • Helen Thomas Honored… by the PLO!

    04/02/2012 9:48:41 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 14 replies
    WorldJewishDaily ^ | Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Nisan 10, 5772 | Staff
    Former White House Reporter Awarded for Being Friend to Palestinians Helen Thomas, who covered the White House for 50 years before being forced to resign over anti-Semitic comments, can add another distinction to her resume, reports Haartez. The Lebanese-American reporter was honored by the Palestinian Authority on Sunday for her, “long career in the field of journalism, during which she defended the Palestinian position every step of the way.” Perhaps the most famous member of the White House press corps, Thomas was forced to resign in 2010 after she said to a reporter on camera regarding the Jews in Israel,...
  • The Impolite Truth About the Palestinians

    03/19/2012 5:58:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2012
    “Remember, there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community.” Newt Gingrich “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the State of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since...
  • The Peace Process is over. Finally

    02/10/2012 6:54:46 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/10/2010 | Caroline B. Glick
    On Monday afternoon, the Palestinians destroyed officially whatever was left of the concept of a peace process with Israel. When PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas signed a deal with Hamas terror-master Khaled Mashaal in Doha, Qatar, the notion that there is a significant segment of Palestinian society that is not committed to the destruction of Israel was finally and truly sunk. >>SNIP<< It is a testament to the weakened state of the US in the region that in his hour of distress, Abbas opted to turn to Hamas.
  • Hamas, Fatah agree on unity gov't; Abbas to be PM

    02/06/2012 4:18:50 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-6-12 | http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=256671
    Fatah and Hamas announced Monday they had reached another reconciliation agreement to end their differences – this time under the auspices of Qatar. According to the new accord, dubbed the Doha Declaration, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is to serve as interim prime minister of a unity government consisting of independent figures. The government’s main mission, the agreement stipulates, would be to prepare for presidential and parliamentary elections and rebuild the Gaza Strip. No date has been set for the elections. But some Palestinians said the vote would take place 90 days after the formation of the new government. Other...
  • The Taliban and the PLO

    01/13/2012 7:51:02 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies
    Jewish Policy Center ^ | January 13, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    The Washington Post ran several articles and columns this week about the emergence of once-secret U.S.-Taliban talks designed to pave the way for an American exit from Afghanistan. Writers have likened them to the talks that preceded our exit from Vietnam. Maybe, but there is another cautionary tale in our history: what happens when the United States ignores the nature and behavior of an adversary and pretends that a) people devoutly wedded to a violent ideology will accept less than ultimate victory and will allow their darkest enemy to "win" as well; and b) legitimizing them and providing concessions will...
  • PA Official: PLO Corruption Dates Back to 1964

    01/02/2012 12:38:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Palestinian Authority anti-corruption commission announced Monday it was seeking to restore plundered public funds hidden abroad by PA officials. Rafiq al-Natsheh told the PA affiliated Ma'an News Agency that the commission is chasing corruption suspects living outside PA enclaves pending an agreement with their countries of residence. Natsheh's remarks follow a report in the Jordanian newspaper al-Dustour last week that PA officials were moving deposits from Jordanian banks to foreign accounts. "If suspects accused of stealing public money (are moving funds abroad), that falls within our jurisdiction," al Natsheh said. "We will ask these countries to help us restore...
  • U.S. releases $40 million to PA ( Palestinians )

    12/31/2011 4:49:38 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish Journal ^ | December 30, 2011
    The United States transferred $40 million in foreign assistance to the Palestinians. ... During yesterday’s State Department briefing, spokesperson Victoria Nuland emphasized that it was not in the interest of the United States to withhold assistance to the Palestinians. “We don’t think it’s in U.S. national interest to keep this money frozen. So from that perspective, we’re gratified that 40 million has now been released,” Nuland said.
  • Israel

    12/31/2011 8:48:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials said Friday their decision to return to 'popular resistance' is aimed at 'disengaging' from Israel. PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khalid said the new unified Fatah-Hamas strategy will be based on 'popular resistance' which will spread into PA enclaves in Judea and Samaria. "The popular resistance will reshape the Palestinian relationship with Israel... to reach total disengagement with Israel," Khalid said. "We will never accept to be an agent for the Israeli occupation," he added. Khalid's statements are only the latest in the intransigent unilateralist mantra coming out of Ramallah and have led analysts to...
  • Palestinian state would expel Jews

    12/27/2011 5:34:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12-26-2011 | STEVE HUNTLEY
    Buried in news stories about the conviction on a former president of Israel on rape charges was a telling insight into the Jewish state: The three-judge panel that convicted Moshe Katsav and the three-judge tribunal that rejected his appeal each had a justice who is an Israeli Arab. Arabs make up 20 percent of the population of Israel, and, as the Katsav story indicates, they are able to play prominent roles in the country’s governmental life, including service in the Knesset. Hundreds of thousands of Jews live in communities in the disputed West Bank territories. To Israelis, the West Bank...
  • 'We'll join PLO to keep it true to its mission'

    12/25/2011 6:55:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/25/2011 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Senior Hamas official: "Anyone who thinks Hamas has changed its positions is living in an illusion." Hamas is joining the PLO not as a result of a change in its ideology but because it wants the PLO to stick to its original platform – liberating Palestine and achieving the “right of return” for Palestinian refugees, Hamas leaders explained over the weekend. The Hamas leaders’ clarifications came in response to claims that Hamas’s decision to join the PLO was a sign the Islamist movement was moving toward moderation and would abandon its radical ideology. Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other radical Palestinian...
  • If Abbas Embraces Hamas, He Is Walking Away From Peace [Meet the new PLO]

    12/22/2011 2:55:40 PM PST · by edpc · 4 replies
    JPost ^ | 22 Dec 2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh & Herb Keinon
    Israel slammed the Palestinian deal paving the way for Hamas to join the PLO on Thursday, with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's spokesman Mark Regev saying that if Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "embraces Hamas, if he walks toward Hamas, he is walking away from peace." Leaders of several Palestinian groups, including Hamas and Fatah, agreed Thursday to “activate and reconstruct” the PLO so as to allow other non-member parties to join the organization. Palestinians hailed the agreement as an “historic event” that would mark the beginning of a new era for the Palestinian issue. The move will pave the way...