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  • Right of Return Extended to Gay Couples (Israel)

    08/12/2014 4:17:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 8/12/2014, 12:50 PM | Hezki Ezra and Tova Dvorin
    Israel’s Right of Return also gives citizenship to spouses of the same sex when Jews choose to immigrate to Israel together, Interior Minister Gidon Sa’ar (Likud) decided Tuesday. According to Sa’ar’s decision, gay and lesbian Jews married abroad wishing to immigrate to Israel could do so—even if one of the partners is not Jewish—and both would receive Israeli citizenship. “The gates of Israel will be open to every Jew and his family without any discrimination against his lifestyle,” Sa’ar stated, in the precedent-setting decision. […] The landmark decision surfaces amid ongoing tension over what defines a “family” in Israel, and...
  • Poll: 20% of Israelis Feel More ‘Jewish’ Than ‘Israeli’

    04/27/2014 4:05:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 4/27/2014, 11:16 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Over 20% of Israelis feel more “Jewish” than “Israeli,” a poll revealed Sunday, and the percentage rises among the younger and religious populations. BINA, an organization for Jewish identity in Israel, released the poll ahead of Israeli Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut). The organization polled 500 men and women from across the religious spectrum in Israel as a representative sample of public opinion, and aims to check the level of religious and national identity in Israel—both now, and for the future. More religious Israeli identify primarily as “Jewish,” according to the poll. 49.5% of the Orthodox community feels more “Jewish” than...
  • Muslims Demand "Right of Return" to Spain

    02/22/2014 6:49:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 21, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Muslims Demand "Right of Return" to Spain Muslim groups are demanding Spanish citizenship for potentially millions of descendants of Muslims who were expelled from Spain during the Middle Ages. The growing clamor for "historical justice" comes after the recent approval of a law that would grant Spanish citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. Muslim supporters say they are entitled to the same rights and privileges as Jews because both groups were expelled from Spain under similar historical circumstances. But historians point out that the Jewish presence in Spain predates the arrival of Christianity in the...
  • Israel's UK Ambassador Condemns Offensive Church Paper (Church of Scotland)

    05/09/2013 8:10:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 5/10/2013, 5:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, condemned on Thursday a report by the Church of Scotland that questioned the divine right of Jews to the land of Israel. Taub said the document “negates and belittles the deeply held Jewish attachment to the land of Israel in a way which is truly hurtful.” … The church paper, entitled “The Inheritance of Abraham,” which was published online by the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland just days before its May 18 General Assembly, selectively highlights scriptural and theological claims of Jews to the land, and rejects verses in...
  • Trying to Give Scholarly Respectability to the ‘Right of Return’ Fantasy

    04/03/2013 5:35:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Fontpagemagazine ^ | April 3, 2013 | Richard L. Cravatts
    Seeming to give credence to Orwell’s observation that “some ideas are so stupid that only an intellectual could believe them,” on April 6th and 7th, Boston University will be hosting a Students for Justice in Palestine-run “Right of Return Conference,” yet another example of how purported scholarship about the Middle East is frequently biased and diluted by ideology. Most sentient observers of the Palestinian issue know that the “right of return” issue is a core tactic in rendering real peace, any viable Arab/Israeli solution, effectively impossible, that the prospect of some 5-7 million Palestinian refugees flooding into what is now...
  • Jews angry over Church of England anti-Israelism

    07/12/2012 11:07:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/12/2012 03:58 | JONNY PAUL
    The relationship between the Jewish community and the Church of England has taken a downward turn following its decision to strengthen ties with an anti-Israel group. The Jerusalem Post has learned that the Board of Deputies of British Jews has pulled out of meetings this week with Lambeth Palace, the official residence of the archbishop of Canterbury. A motion is also set to be raised at the board’s monthly meeting in which the deputies will call on the organization to sever all ties to the Church of England. At its General Synod in York on Monday, the Church’s highest legislative...
  • Krauthammer: If Obama Intervened To Have It Reinstated, How Did He Allow It To Be Omitted?(vid)

    09/05/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 109 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 5, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    <p>BAIER: Charles, we are just getting word from the Associated Press that President Obama personally intervened to change the Democratic platform language on Jerusalem and God. That is crossing the AP wire. So, obviously, it was important for the Obama campaign to deal with this.</p>
  • Herman Cain Frustrated by ‘Nitpicky Reporters’ and ‘Idiotic’ Press Corps

    06/24/2011 2:24:38 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 45 replies
    ABC ^ | 6-24-11 | ABC Idiotic Reporter
    Politicians need patience when they’re dealing with voters, shaking hands and kissing babies. But Herman Cain has never held political office before and there are signs he’s none too happy with some of the press coverage that comes along with his unlikely run for the GOP presidential nomination. At one point during a speech Friday to a ‘Right to Life’ convention in Jacksonville, Florida, he said some “nitpicky reporters” were going to call him out about his historical knowledge and then later he said during his speech “My challenge to you is, we cannot just push back, we have got...
  • Herman Cain: The Dreams of our Founding Fathers are ‘Under Attack’

    06/20/2011 4:06:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 6 replies
    The State Column ^ | June 20, 2011 | Staff
    Herman Cain, an official candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, spoke at the RightOnline Conference on Saturday. The RightOnline Conference “brings together influential new media experts, representatives of conservative organizations, and hundreds of citizen activists to provide important leadership and grassroots training.” This year’s RightOnline Conference was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “You are here, because you care. You want to be informed. You are involved and you are inspired to take this nation back,” Cain told the crowd. A focus on the individual and his or her role in the 2012 presidential election has been a common bipartisan theme this...
  • Rajoub: ‘Right of Return’ won’t be Physical

    06/22/2011 10:14:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/6/11 | Elad Benari
    “Israel was established by a UN resolution in 1947,” AP quoted Rajoub as saying. “I think our right is to go to the UN and ask them to implement the other birth certificate for the other state.” Referring to the possibility of a third Arab intifada, Rajoub said violence was “not on our schedule.” These comments are in line with ones recently made by PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who said in April that the second intifada in 2000 was ‘disastrous’ for the ‘Palestinian nation’ and said he ‘would not accept’ a third intifada even if current peace efforts fail. One...
  • Herman Cain Resurgent At Right Online

    06/19/2011 5:12:57 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 35 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 6/19/11 | Stacey McCain
    MINNEAPOLIS — About 15 bloggers got a rare glimpse at an angry Herman Cain, when the Republican presidential candidate’s temper flared briefly during an informal press conference Saturday. The normally genial Atlanta businessman became angry when Evan McMorris-Santoro, a writer for the liberal blog Talking Points Memo, asked whether Cain would apply “special precautions” in hiring Muslims. “If you’re trying to make me lose my cool, you’re almost succeeding,” Cain said, after McMorris-Santoro raised the question — one Cain had addressed at some length to begin the press conference — and when the TMP writer attempted to reiterate the question,...
  • Open letter to Herman Cain on the right to keep and bear arms

    06/13/2011 8:44:36 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 10, 2011 | David Codrea
    Dear Mr. Cain, Many conservatives have been touting your candidacy for president as cause for great hope that they will be able to support someone who understands limited government and freedom. That’s why your answers to Wolf Blitzer’s questions on gun control (see sidebar video player at 3:04 mark) have raised concerns among right to keep and bear arms advocates. Specifically, you affirmed your belief that “states or local government [should] be allowed to control guns.” That's the same "home rule" position advocated by the Brady Campaign. Some in the conservative camp are trying to find excuses for you, telling...
  • (Herman) Cain Cooks Up GOP Excitment

    06/06/2011 12:52:16 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 32 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 6 June 2011 2:30 a.m. Eastern | Omaha World Herald
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Michele Bachmann was campaigning just north of here, the Sarah Palin tour was rumored to be arriving soon, and Mitt Romney was on his way to announce his entry into the presidential race. Yet here was another voter swooning for Herman Cain. “I watched you at the Republican debate, and I have to be honest, I’d never heard of you, but ever since then ... ” said Nathan Lyons, 29, his voice trailing off wistfully. “You say it like it is.”Joan Silvernail, 68, shook Cain’s hand, then turned to her husband. “It’s his enthusiasm,” she said. “Wasn’t...
  • Herman Cain, Sarah Palin tied for second in Iowa

    06/01/2011 10:03:47 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 65 replies
    ajc ^ | 6-1-11 | j galloway
    Herman Cain’s scrappy campaign for the GOP presidential nomination is making an impression. From Public Policy Polling of North Carolina: Mitt Romney has the lead in PPP’s first Iowa poll since Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump exited the race, but with six different candidates polling in double digits it’s clear this thing is wide open. Romney polls at 21%. Sarah Palin and Herman Cain are tied for second at 15%. Newt Gingrich is 4th with 12%, Michele Bachmann 5th with 11%, Tim Pawlenty 6th with 10%, Ron Paul 7th with 8%, and Jon Huntsman 8th with 0% (only one respondent...
  • Why Herman Cain Could Become America's First Black President

    05/30/2011 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 75 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 30, 2011 | Sevastian Winters
    After Barack Obama, America's first African American president, is America now prepared to vote its first black president into office? This week, the Republicans' best shot for a presidential win, staunch conservative Herman Cain, takes to the campaign trail. After an impressive showing in the first debate amongst GOP hopefuls, Cain, rather than Romney or Gingrich, could be the one to beat in 2012 -- a true black man. To clarify, being black in America is not about the color of one's skin or the curl of one's natural hair, though part of it. It is about a shared history...
  • Cain Breaks From GOP Script, Praises Ryan Plan

    05/27/2011 9:45:24 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 62 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 5/26/11 | Eric Kleefield
    Herman Cain appeared Thursday on Fox & Friends, and spoke strongly in favor of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) controversial proposal to privatize Medicare. And Cain quite proudly called the proposal a "voucher" program -- a word that Republicans are trying to avoid. Fox host Gretchen Carlson asked Cain what he thought of the fact that none of the various budgets in Congress can pass. "Well what's going on is, they're not being honest with the American people," said Cain. "The fact of the matter is, Ryan's plan represents giving people a choice -- but if you're 55 years of age...
  • Herman Cain Jokes (Good Ones/Clean Ones) !!

    05/27/2011 12:01:47 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 23 replies ^ | 25 May 2011 | HermanCainFacts
    Herman Cain doesn’t just complain about the weather. He does something about it. When Godfather Pizza was going broke, Herman Cain told the pizza to start tasting better, and it did. Herman Cain is the reason that clouds have silver linings. One day a liberal heckler called Herman Cain’s radio show. His phone melted. Herman Cain knows who let the dogs out, and has punished him appropriately. Herman Cain did not grow up in the south. Herman Cain has always been grown up. One day Superman asked Herman Cain for an autograph, but Herman Cain was too busy saving the...
  • The Herman-ator Gains Steam

    05/25/2011 2:04:12 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-24-11 | Patrick O'Connor
    To know Herman Cain is to love Herman Cain. His “positive intensity” score — in other words, the people who like him — is nearly twice as high as the average for the rest of his likely rivals.
  • The Absurdity of the Palestinian ‘Right of Return’

    05/25/2011 1:38:50 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 13 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-23-11 | The Rat
    THE MATHEMATICS OF A SECOND JEWISH HOLOCAUST? Palestinians and many of their advocates around the world claim that the “refugees” of 1948 have a “right to return” to Israel, and that such “right” is guaranteed by international law. Nonsense. No such guarantee exists, nor should it. UN Resolution 194, which is often cited as the basis for this “right of return” is a resolution of the United Nations - nothing less, nothing more. Notwithstanding the fact that UN resolutions aren’t worth the paper on which they’re printed, if said resolution were bound by anything, let alone international law, Israel would...
  • Cain stumbles on right of return?

    05/22/2011 10:15:38 PM PDT · by deek69 · 214 replies
    US presidential candidate Herman Cain is trying to recover from an embarassing stumble over the question of the Palestinian Right of Return on Sunday. “Right of Return?,” Cain blankly asked twice in response to being questioned about his position on the vital issue on FOX News Sunday. The second or two of deafening silence that lasted before host Chris Wallace repeated “The Palestinian Right of Return” to the Republican hopeful seemed to last forever.
  • Thousands protest for Palestinian right of return

    05/13/2011 10:46:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 5/13/11
    Thousands rallied in support of Palestinians on Friday, with demonstrators in Jordan's capital heeding a call by Facebook organizers to demand a sovereign Palestinian state, others near the Jordanian-Israeli border chanting "Death to Israel," and still more activists filling Cairo's Tahrir Square. Palestinian youth groups called for protests in the West Bank and nearby Arab countries to mark the anniversary of the May 15, 1948, creation of the Jewish state. Palestinians call the anniversary the "day of catastrophe" because of the refugee crisis and loss of land that accompanied the creation of Israel. About 500 protesters, demanding a sovereign Palestinian...
  • Lessons from the Ivory Coast

    04/11/2011 9:28:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    The crisis in the Ivory Coast has important lessons for Europe, Israel and the United States. And none of these lessons is being conveyed by the Western media. The most important aspects of the crisis in the Ivory Coast are being overlooked or deliberately disguised by the Western media. One can read media report after media report without discovering the basic fact that the Northern Ivory Coast “rebels” are Muslims. Indeed they are Muslims who by and large entered the Ivory Coast as infiltrators, through borders that are poorly patrolled, from neighboring countries. A better advertisement for stronger border control...
  • Facebook faces accusation of facilitating Israel invasion

    04/01/2011 6:52:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 1, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, has announced that he has launched a lawsuit against Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, for allegedly facilitating jihad against Israel. It seeks damages of up to $1 billion. WND reported earlier this week on strategies that were being developed on Facebook pages for thousands of people worldwide to "return" to the original homes of their families in "Palestine" on May 15. It was explained in an in-depth report by L. Barkan, a research fellow at the Middle East Media Research Institute, which monitors and analyzes media reports throughout the Middle East. He reported...
  • Calls on Facebook for Palestinian Millions to Return to Their Homes in Israel on May 15, 2011

    03/28/2011 6:35:27 PM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies · 1+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 3-28-11 | L. Barkan*
    Calls on Facebook for Palestinian Millions to Return to Their Homes in Israel on May 15, 2011 By: L. Barkan* IntroductionOver the past weeks, a number of Facebook pages have been launched calling on the Palestinians in Israel and abroad to hold mass demonstrations on May 15, 2011, the 63rd anniversary of Nakba Day (the establishment of the State of Israel).  The plan is for millions of Palestinian refugees to march en masse in return to the original homes of their families in Israel. The campaign is being referred to as "The 2011 March of Return," "The Palestinian Refugees'...
  • Arafat's Dream

    03/07/2011 11:43:23 AM PST · by Ari Bussel · 7 replies
    Arafat’s Dream by Ari Bussel Once, about a generation ago, there was no entity called “Palestine,” no people called “Palestinians.” There was an “Arab-Israeli Conflict,” a continuing attempt over decades by the Arabs to eliminate the Jewish state and drive the Jews into the sea. This approach was unsuccessful. In 1948 and in 1967 Israel prevailed, although outnumbered and tiny relative to her enemies. Then in 1973, despite all odds she survived an attack on her holiest day. It was not due only to military might, but something greater protecting the Israelis. A very smart man looked around trying to...
  • A Response from Dr. K

    05/12/2009 8:00:24 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 7 replies · 500+ views
    Daniel Gordis
    A number of years ago, we had a bit of a motley crew over for Shabbat lunch. I remember that my brother was in town, visiting from New York. Another friend, a significant player in the Federation world was also there, as was a high school friend of one of our kids. And we were joined by one more friend, an Israeli Arab woman whom we’d initially met through my work. It was an interesting, though hardly relaxed, Shabbat afternoon. (The conversation took place in English ironically, since even though the Arab woman spoke a mellifluous Hebrew, our American Jewish...
  • Copenhagen: Thousands rally for right of return ["Save Jerusalem from Jews"]

    05/04/2008 8:29:20 AM PDT · by Alouette · 26 replies · 146+ views
    YNet ^ | May 4, 2008 | Sharon Roffe-Ofir
    Palestinians residing in Europe gather for mass event in Denmark; Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Salah tells participants their homes in Israel await them Sharon Roffe-Ofir Published: 05.04.08, 16:08 / Israel News Thousands of Palestinians residing in Europe attended a rally in the Danish capital of Copenhagen Saturday marking 60 years since a large part of the Palestinian population was expelled from, or left the newly-founded Israel during the war between Israel and the Arabs in 1948. The event, which was held in Europe for the sixth consecutive year, was organized by the Palestinian Committee in Europe and al-Awda, The Palestine...
  • Arab Muslim racial supremacism vs Israel's Equality

    02/19/2008 5:20:49 PM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 154+ views
    slantedright. ^ | Jan. 2008
    SlantRight: Neuwirth on the ‘Arab Right of Return’ The only real racial supremacism practiced in the Middle East is associated with Islam. In Israel there are Arab and non-Jewish voters with equal rights, ...
  • Misplaced faith (President Bush & Mideast Peace) [Cal Thomas]

    01/19/2008 12:26:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 168+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | January 15, 2008 | Cal Thomas
    During his recent trip to Israel, President Bush visited several places that re-affirmed his faith, including Bethlehem and the Sea of Galilee. Then exhibiting far greater faith than believing Jesus could walk on water, he asserted that "peace" could be had between Israel, the Palestinians and her Arab neighbors. One exhibition of faith has some historic roots and witnesses; the other is rooted in fantasy. As the president's visit neared, one might have expected the Palestinians, were they interested in peace, to at least tone down anti-Israel_rants. According to Palestinian Media Watch, the government-controlled_television station instead "intensified its rhetoric calling...
  • Report: Olmert Agrees to Allow in 50,000 Arab 'Refugees'

    01/13/2008 8:24:45 AM PST · by Alouette · 54 replies · 74+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Jan. 13, 2008 | Hillel Fendel
    ( The issue of "Arab refugees" has long been a matter of widespread consensus in Israel, with even left-wing parties declaring that allowing them into Israel would endanger its very existence as a Jewish state. Nevertheless, the subject does not appear to be going away. Reports are that Prime Minister Olmert has now agreed to allow 50,000 Arabs who left Israel in 1948 - or are descendants of those who did - to enter and live in Israel. Channel Ten reported Thursday night that in a private meeting between Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Abu Mazen, the two agreed that...
  • UNRWA and Palestinian Suffering

    12/01/2007 7:11:29 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 14 replies · 145+ views
    The Phony "Right of Return" Under international law, there is no such thing as a right of return. If your ancestors left France, or Russia, or anywhere else (regardless of whether they were forced out, or they just wanted to live somewhere else), then you have no right of return to France or Russia. Nor do your grandchildren. Nevertheless, UNRWA tells the "refugees" that they have a "right of return"” to Israel—that the grandchild of someone who moved to Tel Aviv to work as a janitor from 1946 to 1948 has a right to live in Israel, and to take...
  • The "Palestinian" 'right of return' MYTH

    01/21/2007 7:20:10 PM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 128+ views
    TPMCafe ^ | 01,21,07 study-group-had-it-all-wrong/...Thus, the accusations that the creation of the State of Israel led to the eradication and dispossession of a Palestinian ‘nation,’ and that Israel continues to obstruct and deny the Palestinian’s right of self-determination, are spurious at best, since, as Robert Spencer, scholar of Islamic history, notes, before the 1967 war when Israel took control of Gaza and the West Bank, no one — including the Palestinians themselves — thought of themselves as a nation, that this “supposed national identity was invented in the 1960s in what turned about to be an extraordinarily successful ploy to adjust the...
  • What Right of Return, Mr. Baker?

    01/14/2007 8:18:55 PM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 1,088+ views
    HNN ^ | January 14 2007
    What Right of Return, Mr. Baker? By Richard L. Cravatts Mr. Cravatts, PhD, director of Boston University’s Program in Book & Magazine Publishing at the Center for Professional Education, writes frequently on law, politics, religion, housing, and culture. President Bush’s January 10th speech about a strategy for the Iraqi war going forward did ignore two key suggestions found last month in Jim Baker and company’s meretricious Iraqi Study Group report: that, first, the U.S. should initiate diplomatic conversations with Syria and Iran, and, second, that it should withdraw its troops in 2008. Thankfully, another specious suggestion from the report...
  • ISG must stand for, uh, Inane Strategy Guesswork (Mark Steyn Nails The Illustrious Seniors Group)

    12/10/2006 2:22:58 AM PST · by goldstategop · 76 replies · 2,408+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/10/2006 | Mark Steyn
    Well, the ISG -- the Illustrious Seniors' Group -- has released its 79-point plan. How unprecedented is it? Well, it seems Iraq is to come under something called the "Iraq International Support Group." If only Neville Chamberlain had thought to propose a "support group" for Czechoslovakia, he might still be in office. Or guest-hosting for Oprah. But, alas, such flashes of originality are few and far between in what's otherwise a testament to conventional wisdom. How conventional is the ISG's conventional wisdom? Try page 49: "RECOMMENDATION 5: The Support Group should consist of Iraq and all the states bordering Iraq,...
  • Here's the Deal: Back Off and You Can Have Israel Later

    12/07/2006 7:26:34 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 203+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 12/07/07 | Purple Mountains
    If you look closely at the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, you can see remnants of the last time James Baker traded the long term demise of Israel for favors from Arab countries. I have great respect for James Baker and his wisdom and experience. His handling of the President’s defense when the Gore team tried to steal the Florida vote in 2000 was masterful, but he has always been an Arabist first in his Middle East dealings and diplomacy.
  • Baker panel's mention of Palestinian "right of return" raises eyebrows

    12/06/2006 1:00:35 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 246 replies · 4,919+ views
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2006
    A reference to Palestinians' "right of return" in the report issued by the high-level Iraq Study Group broke a diplomatic taboo which sparked immediate concern in Israel and surprise among Middle East policy experts. The reference was buried deep inside a 160-page report that urged US President George W. Bush to renew efforts to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks as part of a region-wide bid to end the chaos in Iraq. "This report is worrisome for Israel particularly because, for the first time, it mentions the question of the 'right of return' for the Palestinian refugees of 1948," said a senior...
  • Arab League wants new UN mechanism for Mideast peace [SSDD]

    09/06/2006 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Alouette · 13 replies · 351+ views
    AFP ^ | Sept. 6, 2006
    CAIRO (AFP) - The Arab League has called on the United Nations Security Council to find a new mechanism to relaunch the Middle East peace process, at the opening of a meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo. Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said the League would call on the Security Council "to review the peace process... and to find a new and effective mechanism to activate it, based on Security Council decisions and the Arab peace initiative." The 2002 Arab initiative proposed a full normalization of relations with Israel in the exchange for the return of all...
  • 3rd intifada coming – thanks to Bush

    05/27/2006 2:25:13 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 37 replies · 1,502+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Friday, May 26, 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Friday, May 26, 2006 3rd intifada coming – thanks to Bush Posted: May 26, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan © 2006 Creators Syndicate Inc. When there is no solution, there is no problem, observed James Burnham, the former Trotskyite turned Cold War geostrategist. Burnham's insight came again to mind as President Bush ended his meeting with Ehud Olmert by announcing that the Israeli prime minister had brought with him some "bold ideas" for peace. And what bold ideas might that be?...
  • Pakistan Snubs Israeli Aid Offer (a Pakistani debunks "Palestinian" propaganda)

    10/16/2005 2:54:01 AM PDT · by Hunden · 3 replies · 530+ views
    Pakistan Today ^ | October 14, 2005 | Tashbih Sayyed, Ph.D.
    A killer earthquake struck Pakistan killing almost 40,000 people but could not jolt the Islamic republic out of its historical anti-Semitism since Pakistan snubbed Israel's offer of humanitarian aid. The snub endorsed the view that Pakistan's recent overtures toward Israel should not be taken as either a "historic breakthrough" or a "revolutionary breakthrough", but rather, as meaningless political rhetoric. ZOA President Morton A. Klein said, "We are deeply disappointed by President Musharraf's snub of Israel's generous offer of aid. It seems to indicate that Pakistan's hatred of Jews is greater than their desire to save Pakistani lives. By this appalling action, Pakistan seems to refuse to acknowledge Israel's very existence...
  • Palestinian Terms for Peace

    07/28/2005 12:11:13 PM PDT · by anotherview · 17 replies · 345+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) ^ | 28 July 2005 | Caitlyn M. Martin
    Thursday, July 28, 2005 Palestinian Terms for Peace 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 Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism. -- PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, March 31, 1977 Let us, for the sake...
  • Palestinians Must Accept Reality of the ‘Right of Return’

    04/28/2005 6:26:12 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 45 replies · 801+ views
    Arab News - Saudi Arabia ^ | 28 apr 05 | Ray Hanania
    In Arabic, the term “Al-Awda” means “the return,” and it symbolizes the dreams and hopes of millions of Christian and Muslim Palestinians forced into exile as refugees by Israel in 1948. It’s the essence of the Palestine-Israel conflict. In order to create a Jewish state, Jews had to increase their population through immigration. When the notion of a Jewish homeland was embraced in 1917, there were about 85,000 Jews and 650,000 Christian and Muslim Palestinians. That changed 30 years later to 614,000 Jews and 1.4 million Palestinians. They were still short of what they needed. The United Nations proposed a...
  • Amar: Bnei Menashe are descendants of ancient Israelites

    04/04/2005 9:50:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 452+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Fri., April 01, 2005 | Yair Sheleg
    Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar decided on Wednesday to recognize the members of India's Bnei Menashe community as descendants of the ancient Israelites. Amar also decided to dispatch a team of rabbinical judges to India to convert the community members to Orthodox Jews. Such a conversion will enable their immigration to Israel under the Law of Return, without requiring the Interior Ministry's authorization. The International Fellowship of Christians & Jews (IFCJ), a group that raises money among evangelical Christians for Jewish causes, has undertaken to finance the process of converting the Bnei Menashe community and bringing them to Israel. The Bnei...
  • (Palestinian PM) Abbas vows no concessions on Palestinian 'right of return.' (at Hamas rally)

    12/20/2004 9:52:34 AM PST · by anotherview · 22 replies · 428+ views
    AP/The Jerusalem Post ^ | 19 December 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Dec. 19, 2004 Abbas vows no concessions on Palestinian 'right of return.' Thousands wave Islamic flags as they surround a burning model of an IDF tank during a rally in Nablus yesterday to mark the 17th anniversary of Hamas's founding. The main rally in Gaza, scheduled for Friday, was canceled for fear of an IDF attack. Photo: AP
  • PA says will never give up right of return

    12/18/2004 12:07:15 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 537+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/18/4 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The Palestinian Authority will never give up the right of return for all refugees to their original homes inside Israel, Zakariya al-Agha, head of the PLO's Refugees Department, said on Saturday. Meanwhile, a prominent Palestinian commentator called on the PA not to abandon the armed struggle in light of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's remarks at the Herzliya Conference last Thursday. PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), who arrived in Oman Saturday as part of a Gulf tour to ask for financial aid, said Sharon's statements were "disastrous" to the peace process and insisted that the Palestinians would make no concessions...
  • Abbas: No to resettling refugees (Translation: No to Peace, Ever)

    12/15/2004 12:02:15 PM PST · by anotherview · 19 replies · 439+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 15 December 2004 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Dec. 15, 2004 21:38 Abbas: No to resettling refugees By KHALED ABU TOAMEH PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) on Wednesday rejected a new Israeli initiative to resettle Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and neighboring Arab countries. "Any proposal regarding the resettlement of the refugees is completely rejected," Abbas told reporters in Saudi Arabia. Abbas was referring to the Foreign Ministry's diplomatic initiative aimed at finding a permanent solution to the Palestinian refugees in the PA-controlled areas and in neighboring Arab countries. The initiative calls for asking countries that support the PA financially to invest capital in...
  • Refugees fear successor will give up on returning them

    11/10/2004 5:04:09 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 316+ views
    AP ^ | 11/10/9
    BEIRUT Yasser Arafat promised Palestinians he would return them to the homes they lost when Israel was founded in 1948. He never delivered, and now many refugees wonder whether anyone can. Arafat, whose name became synonymous with the Palestinian cause in the four decades he led the PLO, "was the only one with the stature to wrest that right," said Ashraf Majzoub, a refugee from Acre. "We fear that whoever succeeds him will strike a deal with Israel for a Palestinian state to which we won't even be allowed to go," he added. "Then the whole world will forget about...
  • Unpacking the "Right of Return"

    08/27/2004 5:01:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 176+ views ^ | August 27, 2004 | Asaf Romirowsky
    What should we really call the flooding of Israel with 4.25 million Palestinian Arabs? Middle East specialists in U.S. universities often call for a Palestinian “right of return.” It sounds good, but it has deeply ominous implications. Here’s what those scholars have to say.·        Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor, Columbia University New York: “a fair, negotiated settlement … must lead to the establishment of a sovereign, independent state for the Palestinians with Jerusalem as its capital; that the right of return must be guaranteed.”[i] ·        Hisham Sharabi, Omar al-Mukhtar Professor of Arab Culture at Georgetown University: “The need today is to...
  • The Arabist Letter (When the Arabs buy our diplomats, they stay bought!)

    05/05/2004 7:23:45 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 19 replies · 315+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 5, 2004 | Editorial
    Back when George Shultz was US secretary of state, he made a practice of asking every newly appointed ambassador to locate his country on a globe. When the unsuspecting emissary put his finger on, say, Thailand, Shultz would correct him: "Your country is here," his finger on the United States. The story comes to mind on news that some 50 former American diplomats, taking their cue from their British counterparts, have put their names to a letter denouncing President George W. Bush's policies vis-a-vis Israel and the Palestinians. -snip- Suffusing WRMEA's pages is the conceit that they represent truly "American"...
  • Arafat-PLO Fortune Built on Arms and Drugs

    04/30/2004 7:23:13 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 1 replies · 686+ views ^ | June 1997 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    Arafat's $Billions in Assets and Investments (Mideast Newswire Archive) Arafat's Wife's Spends Millions While Palestinian Children Starve (Irish Blog Via FR Forum) (02/11/04) ------------------------------------------------------------- On the eve of the famous "hand shake" on the White House lawn which rewarded Rabin and Arafat with the Nobel Prize for Peace, the PLO made Britain's most dangerous terrorist/criminal organizations list. The British National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) also reported that the PLO had world-wide assets approaching $10 billion and an additional annual income of about $1.5 to 2 billion, generated from illegal activities. Surprisingly, the report was not picked up by the media....
  • Arafat's Wife's Spends Millions While Palestinian Children Starve

    04/30/2004 7:08:40 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 16 replies · 1,023+ views
    Irish Blog ^ | 02/11/04 | Blogger
    ALSO SEE: Arafat's Wife on a Luxury Trip NY DAILY NEWS (11/06/03)---------------------------------------------Last week we were told that "Malnutrition in the Gaza Strip and West Bank is as bad as in sub-Saharan Africa because the Palestinian economy has all but collapsed under Israeli restrictions." (Irish Times February 6, 2004) A report by the cross-party International Development Select Committee also called on Britain to press the European Union to impose trade sanctions on Israel until it lifts its restrictions on Palestinian trade. The World Bank said last year that the Palestinian economy was in steep decline after the Israeli army blockaded and...