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  • Karma: Arab Terrorist Dies after IDF Jeep Flips On Top of Him

    06/14/2015 1:32:22 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    A Palestinian terrorist died in clashes with the IDF near Ramallah Sunday morning, after his attack on an army jeep backfired quite spectacularly. Abdallah Ghanayem, 21, died after being struck by the vehicle during clashes that erupted in the village of Kfar Malik following a dawn Israeli army raid, the Palestinian Authority sources said. An IDF spokesman confirmed to AFP that a Palestinian had died - after he threw an incendiary device at a jeep and the vehicle overturned on him. It was the second Palestinian terrorist killed in the past week,....
  • Lauryn Hill Cancels Show in Israel

    05/30/2015 2:58:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/15 | Elad Benari
    R&B, soul and hip hop singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill officially announced on Monday that she was cancelling her planned show in Israel, scheduled for May 7. In a statement on her website, Hill wrote, “When deciding to play the region, my intention was to perform in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah. Setting up a performance in the Palestinian Territory, at the same time as our show in Israel, proved to be a challenge.” “I’ve wanted very much to bring our live performance to this part of the world, but also to be a presence supporting justice and peace. It is very...
  • Carter causes consternation with election call for Palestinian Arabs

    05/07/2015 3:44:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/07/15 | David Singer
    Carter the Elder has spoken. What says Obama the Younger? Former US president Jimmy Carter has created a stir with his call for Palestinian Arabs to hold elections to end the internecine struggle between Hamas and the PLO in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and Gaza. Speaking at a joint news conference with PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah - after cancelling his stop in Gaza where he was supposed to meet Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh – Carter – now a member of the independent Elders Group of global leaders - declared:.
  • If It’s March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow – In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, November—every other year—is election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if it’s March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know it’s time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. That’s because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA University Ejects Leftist Journalist for Being Jewish

    09/28/2014 11:11:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 9/28/2014, 11:48 AM | Nir Har-Zahav and Tova Dvorin
    A Haaretz reporter was ejected from a pro-Palestinian conference at Birzeit University on Saturday, reporter Amira Hass said—simply for being an Israeli Jew. Hass attempted to attend the “Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories—Critical Perspectives” conference at the university, which is located near Ramallah where she lives. But she was ejected from the hall by the organizers, Hass claimed, after students at the admission desk noted she worked for the Israeli publication and alerted security authorities to intervene. Birzeit University has had a policy of barring Israeli Jews from the campus for over 20 years, administrators said,...
  • Arab Rejectionism from Khartoum to Ramallah

    03/26/2014 5:50:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 26, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Arab Rejectionism from Khartoum to RamallahPosted By Ari Lieberman On March 26, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Following the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel offered to return land acquired during the conflict to her defeated Arab enemies in exchange for peace. On September 1, 1967 the Arab League, convening in Khartoum, Sudan drafted its predictable response to the Israeli overture in the form of the now infamous “Three No’s” proclamation: “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it…”Nothing has changed since then. Arabs still maintain their...
  • Bennett: Jews in ‘Palestine’ would be killed

    01/28/2014 10:28:56 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 34 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/28/2014 | SPENCER HO
    Palestinians would kill Jewish Israelis left under their rule, Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday, continuing a campaign against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ostensible willingness to leave Israeli settlers under Palestinian rule under a future peace agreement. Bennett also outlined his own plan for the West Bank — which he has largely been mum about since joining Netanyahu’s government — under which Israel would annex most of the territories. “Do you know why? Why Jews cannot live under Palestinian rule? Do you know why? Why Palestinians can’t rule over Jews?” Bennett said in an address at the...
  • Hundreds of Palestinians protest Kerry's visit in Ramallah

    01/03/2014 9:07:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies ^ | 1/3/14 | reuters
    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian protesters on Friday condemned the latest efforts by US Secretary of State John Kerry to advance peace talks with Israel, using chants evoking the Arab uprisings and telling him to go home. Hours before Kerry was due to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a raucous crowd of several hundred took to the streets of Ramallah, the West Bank's de facto capital, chanting "Kerry, you coward, there's no place for you in Palestine!"
  • Details of 2000 Ramallah Lynch of IDF Soldiers Revealed

    12/24/2013 12:02:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/24/2013, 1:55 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The Yediot Aharonot newspaper revealed Tuesday new details of the brutal murders of reservists Yossi Avrahami and Vadim Nurzhitz. The soldiers were lynched in Ramallah in October 2000. The soldiers lost their way to their base on October 12, 2000, ending up in the Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled city of Ramallah by mistake. PA police forces took the two into custody. Word reached local PA residents that undercover Israeli agents were being held in the building; some 1000 rioters reportedly gathered outside. The IDF declined to take action to rescue the soldiers; they were eventually stormed by the rioters. …
  • Israeli girl, 9, hurt in suspected terror attack at settlement

    10/05/2013 5:12:11 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 10/5/2013 | ILAN BEN ZION
    A 9-year-old Israeli girl was injured Saturday night in a suspected terrorist attack at the West Bank settlement of Psagot, outside Ramallah. The girl, who was playing in the yard outside her home, said she was shot by a gunman at very close range; confusingly, doctors said later that they had not established whether her wounds were caused by a shooting or a stabbing. The girl, who did not lose consciousness, was reported in light-to-moderate condition by doctors at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek medical center. It was “not clear” whether she had been shot or stabbed, said Dr. Danny Fink. Security...
  • To Ramallah and back

    07/22/2013 7:22:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies ^ | 7/20/13 | Mollie Adatto
    This past month I went on a trip to Ramallah with J Street. I signed up for the trip with very little in terms of expectations – I was merely looking forward to a tour of Ramallah. Of course, I hoped the trip would be an educational experience. I expected to hear insight from Palestinians, activists and UN officials that I would disagree with. However, the most alarming encounters I was confronted with were from the American Jewish college students with whom I traveled. The 20 of us met at the International Convention Center across the street from the Jerusalem...
  • 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,...
  • Hundreds in Ramallah protest Obama's visit

    03/21/2013 12:23:42 AM PDT · by Lera · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/20/2013 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in the center of Ramallah on Wednesday to protest against US President Barack Obama’s planned visit to the city. Palestinian activists vowed to step up their protests against Obama on Thursday and Friday. The Palestinian Authority security forces plan to impose a curfew on large parts of Ramallah during Obama’s visit to the city. On the instruction of the PA leadership, schools will be closed in the city on Thursday and many streets blocked. The protest was organized by the radical Islamist group Hizb ut Tahrir, which seeks the establishment of an Islamic caliphate. In a...
  • IDF Soldier Left Behind in Ramallah

    02/02/2012 2:31:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/2/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    IDF commanders are investigating a "serious operational failure" that occurred Thursday morning when a lone soldier was left behind after an operation near Ramallah. Army Radio reported that an IDF mechanized infantry unit entered the village of Burdus near Ramallah to conduct operations that included searches. According to the report, shortly after the operation ended and the unit departed a lone soldier was left standing at the gate of the village. Local Arabs say they feared the soldier would be lynched and aided him in reaching an area under IDF control where another unit picked him up and returned him...
  • PA: Obama will be responsible for failure of peace process (Outreach Alert)

    09/22/2011 9:50:46 AM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/22/2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    US President Barack Obama will be held responsible for the failure of the Middle East peace process, members of the Palestinian Authority delegation to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York charged on Thursday. The latest allegation came as the PA called for anti-Obama demonstrations in protest against his opposition to the Palestinian statehood bid. Dozens of Palestinians answered the call on Thursday, demonstrating against Obama in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters carried signs with anti-Obama slogans and some burned pictures of the US president, Army Radio reported. The officials said that relations between the PA...
  • 'Danny the Red' in Ramallah

    09/22/2011 8:58:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 9/22/11 | Gil Ronen
    Danny Cohn-Bendit, who led extreme leftist riots in Paris in 1968, in PA to identify with its unilateral bid for independence. Former student revolutionary Danny Cohn-Bendit, aka "Danny the Red," visited Ramallah Thursday together with what was termed "a delegation of French Jews," in a show of support for the bid by the Palestinian Authority (PA) for a unilateral declaration of statehood. Cohn-Bendit, who led the ultra leftist Paris student riots in 1968, joined the Green Party in the 1980s and is now its European co-president. In Ramallah, Cohn-Bendit and the other "French Jews" met in the Muqata compound with...
  • ‘US-Trained Armed Forces Turning PA into Police State’

    11/22/2010 5:45:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 11/22/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The United States may have created a Frankenstein in the Palestinian Authority, which human rights groups fear is using U.S.-trained forces to build a police state. “I feel real concern that we are reaching the level of a police state,” according to Ramallah-based human rights group director Shawan Jabarin, quoted by the Financial Times. The United States has taken pride in its training PA ”policemen,” avoiding use of the words "armed forces" in order not to violate Oslo agreements. General Keith Dayton, who recently stepped down as director of the training program in the PA, has said the forces have...
  • Oct. Marks 10 Years to 'Ramalla lynch' FACE OF ARAB-ISLAMIC "Palestine" ANIMALISM! (caution graphic)

    07/28/2010 11:19:07 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 23 replies · 4+ views
    THE TRUE FACE OF ARAB-ISLAMIC "Palestine" ANIMALISM!The day the world witnessed animalism on display, shameless inhumane revelations, by "average" Arab-Palestinians & their official police. * Two Israelis are nabbed --as they lost their way-- by the "Palestinian" Police who beat them brutally. * They then handed over the men to a mob to lynch, while they watch the scene. * One "proud" Arab-Muslim “hero” had his hands covered in the blood of the Israelis and waved in a bragging manner through the window to the larger crowd anxiously waiting in the public square. (* They were put on military clothes...
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...
  • Israel Arrests Senior Hamas Commander

    03/15/2010 5:50:04 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 213+ views
    VOA News ^ | March 14, 2010
    The Israeli military says it has arrested a senior commander of the Palestinian faction Hamas after he spent more than a decade on the run. Israeli troops and the Shin Bet security service caught Maher Uda overnight Saturday near the West Bank town of Ramallah. Uda has been on Israel's most wanted list since the 1990s. He is considered a founding member of the Hamas military branch in the West Bank. Israel blames him for the deaths of at least 70 Israelis.
  • What the West Bank Actually Looks Like

    07/21/2009 8:36:57 AM PDT · by Jbny · 10 replies · 1,704+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7/21/2009 | Michael J. Totten
    Last week, the New York Times published an article about “signs of hope” in the West Bank (and in the city of Nablus in particular) that refreshingly breaks with the standard narrative of Palestinian desperation and misery. The Israeli military recently closed down its checkpoint into the city, along with other checkpoints elsewhere in the territories. The economy is growing instead of contracting. Downtown is full of shoppers. Islamist scolds have backed off. Police make sure passengers have fastened their seat belts.
  • New female judge transforms Islamic court

    05/17/2009 2:03:35 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 631+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 10, 2009 | Ilene R. Prusher
    Ramallah, west bank - Khouloud el-Faqeeh has shattered the glass ceiling of Islamic jurisprudence. After years of pushing to break into the all-male ranks of sharia judges in the Palestinian territories, she finally secured a post after scoring among the best – along with another woman – in a recent test for new jurists. They are widely considered to be the first female sharia judges in the Middle East. Now, Ms. Faqeeh is setting a new tone in her Ramallah courtroom, where defendants are often shocked to see a woman on the bench. With a style that's part Judge Judy,...
  • Wingless's "reward" for anyone "proving" there was ever an 'Arab Palestine country' on earth!

    05/10/2009 11:50:10 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 669+ views If you can prove a country called Palestine existed on Planet Earth in the few billion years before 1948 then has $$$$ reward for you! COME ON DOWN! They had no takers yet because you will never find information on something non-existent. (if it was a country, what was its capital, its flag, its government, who recognized it, what was its history, its currency, when did it declare independence etc...)
  • Israeli and Palestinians unite to rob a bank

    03/30/2009 8:36:36 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 8 replies · 471+ views
    AFP ^ | Mar 29, 2009 | Staff
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AFP) – An Israeli and a group of Palestinians last week set aside their differences in order to carry out an armed bank robbery, Palestinian police said Sunday. The heist at a bank in the Israeli-occupied West Bank town of Ramallah on Tuesday was carried out by six armed gunmen who made off with some 30,000 dollars, according to security officials. Palestinian police Colonel Adnan al-Damiri said police had arrested two Palestinians who confessed they carried out the robbery with three Palestinians living in Israel and an Israeli Jew. The Israeli "was the mastermind of the operation...
  • Will Barack Obama Use Islamofascist Terrorists For Security?

    07/22/2008 8:51:45 PM PDT · by library user · 12 replies · 216+ views
    Red State ^ | July 22, 2008 | by Erick Erickson
    Yesterday I saw the World Net Daily article suggesting Islamofascist terrorist organizations, including the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, will be providing security for Obama in Palestinian territory. Tony Blair, in a recent trip to Israel, cancelled a trip into Palestinian territory because the Palestinians intended that arrangement for him.I did not blog this then because I tend to want other sources to back up what World Net Daily says. Today, I think it is safe to say the Obama campaign confirmed the story in an indirect way.Major Garrett reports there is some squabbling over Obama's speech in Berlin. Obama wants...
  • Recognized Terror Organization To Provide Obama Security

    07/21/2008 4:02:51 PM PDT · by Jabrown · 12 replies · 115+ views
    PDOP ^ | 07/21/2008 | Jarid Brown
    According to new sources, Barack Obama will be meeting with Palestinian officials in Ramallah during his current Middle East Tour. After visiting with Israeli officials, Obama will be escorted by Israeli defense forces until security is handed over to...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (in Israel and Ramallah many photos): 1-10-08

    01/10/2008 7:49:19 PM PST · by snugs · 48 replies · 164+ views
    Today the President visited Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah after which he visited the Church of the Navity in Bethlehem and gave a speech on progress of the Mideast Peace negotiations at the King David Hotel, in Jerusalem. This evening he had dinner at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem. Tomorrow the President will visit Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum) and the Mount of the Beatitudes on the Sea of Galilee before he and his team leave for the next leg of the trip, Kuwait. Today Ed Gillespie Counselor to...
  • 4,000 PA Gunmen will Give Bush Security

    01/09/2008 2:13:00 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 41 replies · 72+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9 January, 2008 |
    4,000 PA "security men" will provide security for U.S. President George Bush's visit to Ramallah Thursday. The PA gunmen will spread out in the roads leading to the place where Bush and PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas will meet. The commander of the Judea and Samaria Division, Brig. Gen. Noam Tibon, and the head of the Civilian Administration, Brig. Gen. Yoav ("Poli") Mordechai, met with the heads of the PA "security" apparatuses in Judea and Samaria. PA sources said that the meeting dealt with arrangements for President Bush's visit to the PA Thursday. The meeting between the Israeli and PA officials...

    11/07/2007 6:15:50 AM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 918+ views
    ISRAEL VS GOLIATH ARAB MUSLIMS' FASCIST CAMPAIGN OF GENOCIDE - AS SIMPLE AS THAT 1) Israel is ONLY about survival against the Goliath Arab Muslim that wants to eradicate it. 2) There are two causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The first is Arab racism, which rejects any presence that isn’t Arab in its neighborhood; the second is Islamic intolerance which leads to the same rejection. 3) The big lie as IF the Arabs (that sinvce the 1960s decided to call themselves as) "Palestinians" are "natives" in the holy land the historic land of the Jews, nothing cound be...
  • To be a "good" Muslim - 'ISLAMOPEDIA' [Revised, Sep. 2007]

    09/10/2007 10:30:19 AM PDT · by Posting · 4 replies · 1,181+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References -  'Palestinian' child abuse -  Evil 'Joy' -  'Blessing' Hitler -  Mourning the wicked -  Australia - Muslim land -  Jihad on all Buddhists -  Spain - Muslim land -  Europe - Muslim land -  Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians' -  72 virgins - Loyalty -  'Pallywood' -  (use of) Ambulances for terror -  (use of) Women for terror -  Human Shields -  Middle east background -  September 11 terror plot on London -  Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate' -  Beheadings -  Ilan Halimi [an example of monsterous wild prolonged torture motivated by hate only] -  Muslims attacking Jews in France -  Ahmadinejad ' Islamic Hitler' -  Cutting -  'Honor killing' -  Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"? - ...
  • Palestinians back caliphate over politics

    08/27/2007 6:38:19 AM PDT · by Posting · 6 replies · 330+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 27/08/2007 | Carolynne Wheeler
    Palestinians back caliphate over politics By Carolynne Wheeler in Kfar Aqab, West Bank Last Updated: 1:16am BST 27/08/2007 By day, they are the middle class, putting in days as mild-mannered teachers, factory supervisors and office clerks. Tens of thousands of Palestinian supporters of the Islamic Hizb ut-Tahrir movement demonstrate at a rally in Ramallah But by night, the growing number of supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Islamic fundamentalists who reject modern democracy in favour of a pan-Islamic religious caliphate, are gathering in the West Bank to recruit the thousands who have grown disillusioned with the vicious stand-off between the...
  • Hamas, Islamic Jihad & Hezbollah desperately in "need" of CREATING yet another 'massacre'

    08/13/2007 11:35:13 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 365+ views
    Hamas, Islamic Jihad & Hezbollah desperately in “need” of CREATING yet another ‘massacre’. It seems that the Anti-Israel Islamists see themselves again in the grey routine which they hate, the world sees who they are, that the “struggle” they keep talking about is nothing but senseless violence & attempt of pure genocide. Boy do they long for the days that the BBC wrote about “killing civilians in Lebanon”, though they all know too well what percentage of real “civilians” were there, they also know their success in getting Arab people in Lebanon killed, after all it was Islamists’ great...
  • A SATANIC CULT CALLED 'PALESTINIANS' dancing to innocent's pain, weeping the loss of butchers

    08/10/2007 8:27:53 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 706+ views
    A SATANIC CULT CALLED 'PALESTINIANS' A population rotten to the core Among their notorious diseases: The Sick Twisted Arab Muslim 'Palestinians' dancing to pain & suffering of the innocent [be it on victims of their own murderous actions & crimes against humanity or whether in the hands of other Islamofascists], but weeping to loss of bloodthisty butchers. Evil has emotions... just not on the moral/right side. ________ Terror in the USA - The Palestinians Celebrate! ... went dancing in the streets, giving out sweets, and shooting in the air, to show how happy they were. ... Palestinians Party...
  • HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD

    08/04/2007 8:32:38 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 4,103+ views
    HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD 1263 - 1328 The 'Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism' Who is the True Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism? His name is Ibn Taymiyyah, or Taq ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah, and he lived from 1263 to 1328. His name by birth was Ahmad ibn Abdul-Halim ibn Abdas-Salaam. This individual could be considered as the real godfather of fundamentalism. Maududi borrowed extensively from Taymiyyah's writings. id=1194248__________________1347 [The Bahmani sultans & genocide on Indians]The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death....
  • Freedom in Ramallah [rolling on the floor barfing my guts out]

    06/29/2007 3:43:44 PM PDT · by Alouette · 15 replies · 563+ views
    YNut ^ | June 29, 2007 | Aaron Freeman
    Unlike many Israeli, US cities, West Bank town of Ramallah seems fear-free Aaron Freeman Published: 06.29.07, 18:54 / Israel Opinion There was something about Ramallah that I loved but couldn't put my finger on. I'd never been in the West Bank before. I was in the Middle East as part of the Israeli-Palestinian comedy tour. A group of stand-up comics, or as Israelis say, "Standupists," trying to end the conflict with jokes. We were staying in east Jerusalem, which is sort of West Bank-lite. My Palestinian/American friend and fellow comedian Ray Hanania wanted to take us to meet his relatives...
  • West Bank - Fatah gunmen storming Hamas-controlled government offices

    06/16/2007 2:45:15 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 812+ views
    AP News Alert ^ | June 16, 2007
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Witnesses say Fatah gunmen storming Hamas-controlled government offices.
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War4Endur.Freedom 6/14/7-Iraq,Gaza,Jenin,Nablus,Ramallah

    06/14/2007 7:30:13 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 35 replies · 4,283+ views
    NASA, DOD, EPA, Yahoo, AP, AFP, Reuters, and the usual suspects, and many brave photographers | 6/14/07 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 6/14/07 - Iraq, Gaza City, Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah HAPPY FLAG DAY BREAKING: Iraq - American heroes continue to tirelessly Defend the Free world from terrorists BREAKING: Gaza City - Staged violence? Teams of terrorists appear to feign a 'civil war' to get new arms and money BREAKING: Jenin - Hamas (Terrorist red team) tags the Fatah team (Terrorist blue team) BREAKING: Ramallah - Hamas acquires the weapons from Fatah. Fatah wants new weapons. SSDD. QFN ==== YE OLDE QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU WILL NOT SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA...
  • Ramallah couple arrested for selling daughters

    05/10/2007 1:02:15 PM PDT · by Alouette · 36 replies · 1,240+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 10, 2007 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    A local husband and his wife have been arrested by the Palestinian Authority police on charges of selling their two daughters to young men. The two girls, aged 12 and 13, were sold for 2,700 Jordanian dinars [approximately NIS 15,000] and NIS 7,000, said Col. Issa Hijo, commander of the Ramallah District Police Force. He said the two men who bought the girls were brothers aged 23 and 25 and that they had been arrested on charges of raping minors. "What is astonishing about this case is the fact that the two girls were sold with the approval of their...
  • 5 killed in Ramallah gas station explosion

    02/08/2007 7:19:23 AM PST · by Alouette · 5 replies · 362+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 8, 2007 | Ali "It's Always the Jooz Fault" Waked
    Loud blast rocks residential neighborhood; explosion kills five, injures dozens Ali Waked Published: 02.08.07, 16:43 / Israel News At least five Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in a loud explosion at a gas station in Ramallah Thursday afternoon. The cause of the blast is unclear. According to eyewitnesses, the explosion took place at about 3:30 p.m. and caused the station's roof to collapse. Additionally, some employees and customers fell into a crater which was created as a result of the blast. The station's owner, Ahmed Nabli, reported that both he and his brother were wounded in the incident. Local...
  • A collection of 9/11 tributes

    09/11/2006 4:12:54 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 973+ views
    A collection of 9/11 tributes I’ll add to the list below, and if you have any you’d like to add to this (or any other sort of tribute/remembrance), please do so here. Either leave a comment with the link, or link to this post and send a trackback. 9/11: The 5th Year Anniversary Tribute Blood of Heroes September 11th, Uncensored From Brain Terminal: Crystal Morning: September 11th, 2001 From William Teach: 9/11 Plus 5 From Crusader: WTC Tribute More from YouTube: 911 tribute September 11th - Five Years Later: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 September 11th - Flash...
  • Top 10 Reasons Islam Might Not Be a Religion of Peace

    08/31/2006 2:51:01 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 53 replies · 2,704+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | Thursday, August 31, 2006
    Top 10 Reasons Islam Might Not Be a Religion of Peace Written by Don Feder Thursday, August 31, 2006 A passenger revolt occurred on a Malaga-Manchester flight.  Vacationing Brits refused to fly with two Arabic-speaking men.  This came in the wake of arrests of 21 British-born Muslims who were plotting to blow up as many as 11 trans-Atlantic flights. A spokesman for Britain’s opposition Tory party said the passengers panicked into “behaving irrationally.”  Fancy that, not wanting to fly with members of a faith whose adherents keep trying to blow things up.  Oh, how irrational! Within days of this incident, a Lebanese student...
  • More on ISLAMOFASCISM, the term

    08/31/2006 2:22:30 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 1,438+ views
    Islamofascism the term (article by WSJ)Islamofascism's 1936What Is 'Islamofascism'?Yes, the problem is 'Islamic fascism'Islamic Fascism the Enemy, Not Terror, Says Santorum -- 07/21/2006Oriana Fallaci and the War Against IslamofascismThe Meaning of 'Islamofascism'Michael Ledeen on Fascism & War on TerrorIslamic Fascism The only proper response to Islamofascism is total warThe Devilfish of Islamofascism Neo-Nazi becomes fanatical Muslim (24/5/2006)Lebanon, Islamofascism and democracyRogmios on IslamofascismIslamo-Nazis, The Historical Collaboration of Nazis with Muslims/Arabs
  • West Bank - Israel detains Hamas Deputy Prime Minister

    08/18/2006 9:22:24 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 298+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | August 18, 2006
    Israel stops the Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister, member of Hamas RAMALLAH (the West Bank) - Israeli soldiers stopped Saturday morning the Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister, member of Hamas, Nasser Shaer, one learned from sources Palestinian and Israeli. Mr. Shaer was stopped in his residence with 04H30 (01H30 GMT), declared with AFP his wife, Huda. A spokesman of the Israeli army confirmed the arrest, explaining that it "concerns the fight against the radical movement Hamas" which refuses to recognize the Hebrew State and to give up violence. According to sources' of Palestinian safety, some 30 vehicles of the Israeli army...
  • Palestinians stage pro-Hizbullah rally

    08/01/2006 1:54:36 PM PDT · by APRPEH · 8 replies · 355+ views ^ | Aug. 1, 2006 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of Ramallah on Tuesday, in one of the biggest shows of solidarity yet with Hizbullah. The rally was organized by Fatah and other factions. During the rally, Fatah officials openly expressed their backing for Hizbullah and urged the Arab countries to join the battle against Israel. Hani al-Hassan, a top Fatah leader closely associated with Abbas, declared that his party had instructed all its armed men to be prepared to fight against Israel. Calling on Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah to bomb Tel Aviv, many protesters also chanted slogans against US Secretary of State...
  • How I upset the Arab propaganda machine: Canadian Nigel Parry

    07/03/2006 10:30:30 AM PDT · by veronica · 4 replies · 1,160+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7-3-06 | Lee Kaplan of Stop the ISM
    International Solidarity Movement, Electronic Intifada, Boycotting Israel Since I started my column here at Canada Free Press it seems the Palestinian propaganda movement, which also likes to call itself the International Solidarity Movement, is upset with me. After all, a movement that likes to tell the world it is a "peace and human rights" movement out for "social justice," but then works to steal foreign aid money and to aid terrorists to murder women and children can get very upset when it is exposed to the light of day. They are so upset with me that no less than five...
  • Ramallah: IDF encircles Asheri murderers

    07/03/2006 2:31:32 PM PDT · by Alouette · 17 replies · 1,133+ views
    YNet ^ | July 3, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Palestinians report that dozens of IDF soldiers are encircling a structure of the Palestinian police in Ramallah housing al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade members apparently behind kidnap and murder of settler teen Palestinian sources in Ramallah said Monday night that a large IDF force is encircling a Palestinian police station in the city. The force is encircling the structure containing three members of Fatah’s armed wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, apparently involved in last week’s kidnap and murder of Eliyahu Asheri, 18, of Itamar. Exchanges of fire were reported at the scene. The Fatah members are trapped in the station after being...
  • PRC statement from Gaza claims Eliyahu Asheri dead

    06/28/2006 5:49:33 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 429+ views
    Excerpt - The Popular Resistance Committees said early Thursday that it executed 18-year-old Eliyahu Asheri, an Israeli settler kidnapped earlier in the week in the West Bank. The group, which has links to the ruling Hamas, had threatened to execute the Israeli if Israel did not halt its invasion of Gaza. Earlier Wednesday, Israel's fears came true Wednesday when a spokesman for the PRC in the Gaza Strip revealed an authentic copy of missing teenager Asheri's identity card to the press, confirming claims that he had been kidnapped. ~ snip ~
  • Florida Terrorism Co-Defendant Deported (al-Arian's buddy)

    05/24/2006 11:09:31 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 4 replies · 424+ views
    AP/TBO ^ | 5-24-06 | Elaine Silvestrini
    A co-defendant of a former college professor accused of terrorist ties has been released from jail and deported, more than five months after his trial ended, his attorney and federal officials said Wednesday. Sameeh Hammoudeh's attorney had sued the government this year to try to expedite the deportation, and a federal judge had given immigration officials until Wednesday to deport him or explain why they continued to hold him. Federal officials Tuesday took Hammoudeh, 46, to Jordan, where he crossed into the West Bank to be reunited with his wife and six children, said his attorney, Stephen Bernstein. "He's home...
  • Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Ramallah Area

    02/07/2006 5:15:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Feb 07, '06 | Scott Shiloh
    Three weeks ago, Israeli police found a mosaic floor in an Arab car. The Antiquities Authority has confirmed that the floor be belongs to a previously undiscovered synagogue in the Ramallah area. Researchers from the Israeli Antiquities Authority believe that the mosaic formed part of an ancient synagogue floor because it contained depictions of Jewish symbols, such as the base of a menorah (a seven branched candelabrum), a lulav (palm branch), and dates. Another, no less interesting feature of the mosaic, are the words “Shalom (peace) on Israel” which are inscribed on it. At first, researchers thought the thieves had...
  • Israel Continues Crackdown on Palestinians

    12/09/2005 9:11:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 460+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/9/05 | Josef Federman - ap
    JERUSALEM - Israel rounded up 19 Islamic militants in the West Bank on Friday and pounded the Gaza Strip with artillery fire, pressing forward with a crackdown in the wake of a suicide bombing at a shopping mall this week. In the days since Monday's suicide bombing, which killed five people in the coastal city of Netanya, Israel has killed three militants in airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and rounded up dozens of others in the West Bank. The army said it carried out an arrest sweep overnight near Tulkarem in the northern West Bank. Ten of the suspects belonged...