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  • NYC raises mayoral mansion fence, citing security

    12/12/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 5:04 PM EST
    New York City’s mayoral mansion has gotten a higher fence after White House fence-jumping incursions raised security concerns. A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the head of the mayor’s security detail decided to raise the fence around Gracie Mansion. It sits in a public park. …
  • Palestinian worker killed as he sneaks into Israel

    10/03/2010 1:51:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Associated Press/AOL News ^ | 4/10/10 | Mohammed Daraghmeh, Diaa Hadid
    SAIR, West Bank -Israeli police killed a West Bank construction worker as he tried to sneak into Jerusalem on Sunday, shedding rare light on the risks taken by thousands of Palestinians who are desperate for jobs but are denied permits to enter Israel. The victim, Izzedine Kawazbeh, a 35-year-old father of five, was shot after scaling Israel's towering separation barrier by rope and dashing across a wide stretch of road heavily patrolled by Israeli police. Israel started building the barrier in 2002 during a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings that killed hundreds of Israelis. The last one was in February...
  • PA (Palestinian Authority) funds, endorses anti-fence protests

    02/01/2010 11:16:50 AM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 179+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 31 January 2010 | Yaakov Katz
    Concern growing of new wave of popular resistance. The Palestinian Authority is funding and even participating in violent demonstrations against the construction of the West Bank security barrier, defense officials said on Thursday, warning that if not controlled the protests could escalate into a new wave of a Palestinian resistance. The IDF has noted a growing presence of PA government officials at the weekly demonstrations north of Modi’in Illit, in Bil’in, Na’alin and near the settlement of Neveh Tzuf (Halamish), where a top PA official was spotted two weeks ago. According to information obtained by Israel, the escalation and funding...
  • Saudi to Set Up Security Fence on Border with Yemen

    11/11/2009 1:23:38 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 4 replies · 220+ views
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | Nov 10, 2009 | U/A
    Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- As a result of the violation of the sovereignty of Saudi territory last week by Huthist elements, the Kingdom is in the process of setting up a security fence along its boarders with Yemen. This has become an important option in view of the escalation of the activities of the Al-Qaeda organization in Yemeni territory on the one hand, and the emergence of the Huthist rebellion threat on the other. Despite information about undeclared reservations on the part of Sanaa over the building of a security fence between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, Riyadh might find itself obliged...
  • UN Calls On Israel to Allow in Homicide Bombers

    07/08/2009 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 436+ views
    JPOST/The Lid ^ | 7/8/09 | The Lid
    Construction of the Security fence between Israel and the West Bank began in 2002. It's purpose was to prevent terrorists from entering Israel. The fence has been very successful, from 2002 from the time the construction began to 2007 the number of homicide bombing attacks fell from 55 to 1. And that's just one type of Palestinian terror. Heck even the terrorists admit that the fence has worked. Any time the Palestinians have problems with the route of the fence they can appeal to the Israeli Supreme court where they have won a host of cases forcing route changes. So...
  • Indicting Israel for Self-Defense

    02/04/2009 2:29:13 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 454+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Wednesday, February 04, 2009 | P. David Hornik
    SNIPPET: “The ceasefire announced by Hamas on January 18, never a sterling example of the genre, further deteriorated on Sunday as over 15 rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israel from Gaza. That night, when Israeli planes struck back at Hamas targets, many Palestinians reported that Israel had telephoned them warnings to evacuate. There were no casualties in the strike. During Operation Cast Lead, Israel reduced Palestinian casualties with such measures as disseminating warnings in leaflets or SMS messages and dropping small, harmless bombs on rooftops before attacks. It prompted former British colonel Richard Kemp to say that “I...
  • Presbyterian Seminaries: Schools for Anti-Semitism?

    06/15/2006 8:13:50 AM PDT · by connell · 4 replies · 260+ views
    In the coming days, leaders of the Presbyterian Church USA will take up a controversial issue – whether to divest from Israel. Why do these Presbyterians think as they do? Their critics overlook the obvious: It’s because of what’s being taught in some Presbyterian seminaries, where future church leaders are inculcated with the moral and religious foundations that shape their world views. Leaders of the Presbyterian Church USA take up an old obsession in the coming days: Israel. They’re expected to vote on whether to divest from some multinationals doing business there – a controversial process launched at last year’s...
  • How I Learned to Love the Wall

    03/18/2006 12:23:46 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 26 replies · 1,021+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2006 | IRSHAD MANJI
    ON March 28, Israelis will elect a new prime minister to replace the ailing Ariel Sharon. But I'd bet my last shekel that I'll continue to hear the phrase "Ariel Sharon's apartheid wall." It's a phrase spoken — make that spewed — on almost every university campus I visit in North America and Europe. Among a new generation of Muslims, this is what Mr. Sharon will be known for long after he leaves office: unilaterally erecting a barrier, most of it a fence, some of it a wall, that cuts Arab villages in half, chokes the movement of ordinary Palestinians,...
  • Analysis: 'Short and tight defensible borders' [for Israel]

    03/06/2006 2:28:25 PM PST · by anotherview · 8 replies · 421+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 6 March 2006 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Mar. 6, 2006 20:32 | Updated Mar. 6, 2006 20:36 Analysis: 'Short and tight defensible borders' By YAAKOV KATZIsrael's security fence. Photo: Ariel JerozolimskiAvi Dichter's announcement this week that Israel would unilaterally disengage from large sections of the West Bank if Kadima won the upcoming elections, brought to surface one of the most current crucial arguments within the IDF General Staff over the security importance of settlements in Judea and Samaria. While anticipating a second disengagement under the next government, some in the IDF were taken by surprise with Dichter's announcement that the disengagement would be a strictly "civilian affair"...
  • Analysis: 'Short and tight defensible borders'

    03/06/2006 11:10:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 221+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/6/6 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Avi Dichter's announcement this week that Israel would unilaterally disengage from large sections of the West Bank if Kadima won the upcoming elections, brought to surface one of the most current crucial arguments within the IDF General Staff over the security importance of settlements in Judea and Samaria. While anticipating a second disengagement under the next government, some in the IDF were taken by surprise with Dichter's announcement that the disengagement would be a strictly "civilian affair" and that the army would still maintain its presence in the evacuated territories. While the defense establishment prefers not to enter into...
  • Tancredo to Pres. Fox: Mind Your Own Business

    12/22/2005 8:17:29 PM PST · by arnoldpalmerfan · 118 replies · 2,043+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | December 22, 2005 | Congressional Desk
    Tancredo to Pres. Fox: Mind Your Own Business Congressional Desk By Congressional Desk December 21, 2005 Congressman Ridicules Mexico’s President for Leveling Threats against U.S. for Immigration Policy WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) condemned Mexico’s President Vicente Fox for his threats against the United States over Congress’ recent actions to secure the border. Tancredo led a coalition of reform advocates in the House of Representatives to pass a bill last week that would, among other things, build a security fence along portions of the U.S.’s southern border, mandate that employers verify the legal status of employees and prevent...
  • Tancredo wins round 1 to build Mexico fence

    12/17/2005 2:21:08 PM PST · by arnoldpalmerfan · 70 replies · 1,453+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 17, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    INVASION USA Tancredo wins round 1 to build Mexico fence House passes new border controls, with eye on deportations next year -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 17, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Rep. Tom Tancredo WASHINGTON – It was a victory the once-obscure Colorado congressman savored yesterday. When the House of Representatives passed a tough new border control bill last night, Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo was all smiles. He led an often-lonely and sometimes seemingly hopeless fight not only against Democratic opponents but against his own party and his own president. "Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill which...
  • Fences For Everyone Except U.S (Joseph Farah: Build The Fence Now And Stop The Excuses Alert)

    11/16/2005 10:30:07 PM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 770+ views
    World Net Daily.com ^ | 11/17/05 | Joseph Farah
    Have you noticed how many countries around the world are building security fences? There is a near mania to build walls separating nations from neighbors who threaten them with illegal immigration, crime, poverty and terrorism. Some of the largest countries in the world are building them. Some of the smallest countries in the world are building them. Some of the richest countries in the world are building them. And some of the poorest countries in the world are building them. It seems security fences are for everyone – except the very richest, most powerful nation in the world. Recently, for...
  • Bush: Israeli barrier hampers peace, Egyptian barrier protects

    10/20/2005 12:36:08 PM PDT · by Alex Marko · 49 replies · 1,039+ views
    10/20/2005 (Washington D.C.)- President Bush says during joint press conference with PA leader in Washington, ‘The way forward is confronting the threat armed gangs present to creation of a democratic Palestine.’ Abbas, in response, insists Israel lift curbs on Palestinian travel in the West Bank, saying they had turned the lives of Palestinians into 'Hardship and humiliation.' President George W. Bush heaped praise Thursday on Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and said prospects for Palestinian gaining a state seem to be closer than ever before. But Bush said at a news conference after one-hour meeting in the Oval Office that...
  • Justifying the Fence: A Surprising Source

    07/25/2005 3:26:13 PM PDT · by anotherview · 14 replies · 194+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) ^ | 25 July 2005 | Caitlyn Martin
    Monday, July 25, 2005 Justifying the Fence: A Surprising Source The New York Times is often harshly critical of Israel. OK, not all the time. Much of their reporting is factual. Some, however, does seem to have a bias. Today, however, there was a truly excellent article titled In Most Cases, Israel Thwarts Suicide Attacks Without a Shot. Yes, there are successful attacks, most recently on July 12 in Netanya. To quote a relevant point: Israel is also building a separation barrier - an electronic fence and in some places a huge concrete wall - to make it harder for...
  • Bauer: Major TV Networks Boycotted 'Hospital Bomber' Story

    06/22/2005 12:04:28 PM PDT · by IAF ThunderPilot · 22 replies · 1,646+ views
    Arutx Sheva ^ | Jun 22, '05
    Despite the distribution of a video of the Arab suicide bomber who intended to blow up a hospital by the IDF, nearly all foreign news agencies chose to boycott the story altogether. An outraged former undersecretary to US President Ronald Reagan and candidate for Republican Presidential nominee, Gary Bauer wrote a scathing critique of the world media’s decision to avoid the story. Excerpts from Bauer’s letter: ”If you don't get the Fox News Channel then you didn't see any of the dramatic footage of the Israeli army's arrest yesterday of a 21-year old, female Palestinian homicide-bomber, strapped with 25 pounds...
  • Virginia Methodists Vote to Divest from Israel (and denounce U.S. torture, mercury in vaccines...)

    06/16/2005 10:36:29 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 28 replies · 843+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | 16 June 2005 | Virginian-Pilot (Hampton Va) Steven G. Vegh
    http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=87873&ran=174189 Search for "methodist" if the link doesn't work. Here is the full text: Methodists may support Palestinians by divesting By STEVEN G. VEGH , The Virginian-Pilot © June 16, 2005 HAMPTON — Representatives for Virginia’s more than 340,000 United Methodists called Wednesday for their denomination to consider divesting stock in companies whose dealings with Israel facilitate the seizure of Palestinian land or the destruction of Palestinian homes. The resolution was approved during the annual meeting of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, which ended Wednesday at the Hampton Coliseum. The denomination has 1,211 congregations in Virginia. The...
  • Minutemen Are Heroes (Citizens Can Make A Real Difference Alert)

    04/07/2005 10:14:56 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 71 replies · 2,199+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 04/08/05 | Joseph Farah
    It sounded like a crackpot idea to the political and cultural elite. Hundreds of citizens, angry about the effects of illegal immigration on our country, would travel down to the Mexican border and do something about it. The Minuteman Project would attract kooks, said the naysayers. It would encourage racism, they moaned. It would be divisive, others whined. It would provoke violence, some claimed. It would be vigilantism, cried some, including the president of the United States. Now that we've seen the Minuteman Project in action, we all know it did none of those things. What it did was shut...
  • Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, kids - (Texans auction rifle for school fence)

    02/19/2005 4:28:36 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 578+ views
    LONE STAR REPORT.COM ^ | WILLIAM MURCHISON
    You have to love those red state folks: meaning, among others, us. Us Texans. Who else would auction off a deer rifle to raise money for a security fence at an intermediate school? Red state people would. Specifically – as is known all over the world, thanks to television and the Associated Press – the people of Lampasas County. The news came down just before Thanksgiving. Security concerns at Hanna Springs Intermediate School – a registered sex offender had been seen attempting conversation with one of the female students – prompted parents to see what might be done. At breakfast...
  • UN to set up registry PA's fence damage claims (No registry for victims of terror)

    01/11/2005 2:00:44 PM PST · by anotherview · 12 replies · 384+ views
    AP / The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11 January 2005 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Jan. 11, 2005 22:25 UN to set up registry PA's fence damage claims By ASSOCIATED PRESS UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan took the first step Tuesday to create a register for damage claims stemming from the construction of the security fence in the West Bank. Annan sent a letter to the General Assembly president on Tuesday setting out a framework for the register and the next steps in its creation. The register, as envisioned by Annan, would be based in Palestinian occupied territory "so that it will be close to the people who will be submitting their damage claims for inclusion...
  • Abbas: There will be no peace until Israel tears down separation fence

    12/29/2004 1:52:58 PM PST · by anotherview · 97 replies · 1,366+ views
    Reuters/Ha'artez ^ | 29 December 2004 | Reuters
    Last Update: 29/12/2004 23:05 Abbas: There will be no peace until Israel tears down separation fence By Reuters Taking his campaign to succeed Yasser Arafat to the foot of the West Bank separation fence, PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday there would be no peace until Israel tore it down. "No (Middle East) peace can transpire with (Jewish) settlements and the wall," Abbas said with his back to the separation fence around Qalqilyah near the West Bank's boundary with Israel. "We tell our neighbors: 'No matter how many settlements, walls or obstacles you build, it will not bring you...
  • Security fence guard killed in shooting attack near Hebron

    12/22/2004 7:11:38 AM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 227+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 22 December 2004 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS AND MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    Dec. 22, 2004 14:05 | Updated Dec. 22, 2004 15:57 Security fence guard killed in shooting attack near Hebron By ETGAR LEFKOVITS AND MARGOT DUDKEVITCH An Israeli security guard was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon by suspected Palestinian assailants near the West Bank city of Hebron, rescue officials said. The security guard was safeguarding construction of the security barrier going up by the Palestinian village of Idna east of Hebron. The Fatah Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the shooting. According to reports, two men with pistols shot the security guard at close range at about 2 p.m. The...
  • U.N. Blames Israel for Plight of Christians in Bethlehem

    12/21/2004 9:41:22 PM PST · by dervish · 14 replies · 614+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 12/21/04 | Benny Avni
    "The report documents Israeli roadblocks, expansion of settlements, the building of the defensive barrier, and other measures, citing them as the reason for loss of jobs in the region of Bethlehem, mostly in the tourism industry, but also in agricultural fields such as olive oil manufacturing. Since September 2000, which marks the beginning of the second intifada, one-tenth of Christian residents have fled, leaving the Bethlehem Christian population at an all-time low of 9.3% of the total residency, according to the report." It ignores, however, a larger trend of flight of Christians from the Middle East, as well as a...
  • Security fence off world's agenda – for now

    12/09/2004 8:04:05 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 184+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/9/4 | HERB KEINON
    Yasser Arafat's death, a more optimistic air in the region, and Europe's reluctance right now to support anti-Israeli initiatives are responsible for knocking the security fence – at least temporarily – off the UN's agenda. One senior European diplomatic official in Israel said the EU has made clear to the Palestinians they would not support a Palestinian resolution on the security fence if it were brought to the General Assembly or the Security Council now. In July the EU "disappointed" Israel by supporting a General Assembly resolution that called on Israel to comply with the International Court of Justice ruling...
  • Polish leader: France sees us as threat

    08/03/2004 12:24:27 PM PDT · by anotherview · 62 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3 August 2004 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Aug. 3, 2004 21:09 Polish leader: France sees us as threat By ETGAR LEFKOVITS Poland's recent entry into the European Union is viewed by France as a threat to its domination over Europe, and relations between the two countries are likely to remain sour for years, the Polish opposition leader said. "France does not believe it is one of the centers of Europe. They believe that they are the leaders of Europe and that everybody should recognize this," the head of the Polish center-right Civic Platform Party, Jan Rokita, said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post in his office...
  • (Israeli Defense Minister) Mofaz denies barrier running along Green Line

    08/02/2004 9:25:48 AM PDT · by anotherview · 12 replies · 301+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 2 August 2004 | Uri Yablonka
    Mofaz denies barrier running along Green LineUri Yablonka Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has said the barrier will not be routed along the Green Line, even after its route is changed according to the HCJ's (High Court of Justice)criteria. He said that in some parts the barrier would be closer ot the Green Line than originally envisaged, and that the amount of Palestinian lands expropriated for the barrier will be reduced almost by half, from 3,500 acres to just under 2,000. He said that Ma'aleh Adumin and gush ezion would remian witihn the security barrier. (2004-08-02 18:18:14.0)
  • (Israeli) Cabinet mulls leaving capital's (Jerusalem's) Arab districts outside barrier

    08/02/2004 9:10:39 AM PDT · by anotherview · 9 replies · 442+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 2 August 2004 | Amir Rapaport
    Cabinet mulls leaving capital's Arab districts outside barrier Considered a possible security risk, Arab residents of north and east Jerusalem may find themselves living on opposite side of security fence. Amir Rapaport In recent unpublicized meetings, Israeli security officials have been discussing the possibility of leaving the Arab neighborhoods of north and east Jerusalem outside the boundaries of the security fence. These plans are consistent with comments made in June by Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who told Maariv NRG that the neighborhoods in question would be under Palestinian jurisdiction: "In the future, in an effort to improve the demographic...
  • EU says it would reconsider position on PA if (Palestinian Prime Minister) Abu Ala resigns

    07/22/2004 8:46:30 AM PDT · by anotherview · 6 replies · 349+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 22 July 2004 | Gil Horev
    EU says it would reconsider position on PA if Abu Ala resigns After meeting FM Shalom in Jerusalem, EU foreign affairs chief Solana says if Abu Ala ends up just as Abu Mazen, conclusions could be drawn. Gil Horev Solana (right) and Shalom today in Jerusalem (Foreign Ministry photo). If Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei (Abu Ala) resigns we would have to reconsider our position regarding the Palestinian Authority, European Union foreign affairs chief Javier Solana has stated. During a press conference he held with Foreign Minister Sylvan Shalom after a joint meeting this (Thursday) afternoon in Jerusalem, Solana said,...
  • Israeli adviser: Egypt proposing Mideast peace conference

    07/22/2004 8:00:59 AM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 243+ views
    CNN ^ | 22 July 2004
    Israeli adviser: Egypt proposing Mideast peace conference Thursday, July 22, 2004 Posted: 5:42 AM EDT (0942 GMT) JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Egypt is proposing a Mideast peace conference in October, according to Moshe Debi, an adviser to Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. The October talks would include Israeli and Palestinian foreign ministers, as well as foreign ministers from the "Mideast Quartet" -- the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia, Debi said.
  • The Moral Low Ground

    07/21/2004 2:56:16 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 473+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 26, 2004 | Max Boot
    Judges from a variety of unsavory regimes complain about Israel's fence.THE WORLD COURT'S ruling that the West Bank barrier is illegal and must be torn down has been greeted in Israel with a giant shrug of the shoulders. The court's opinion is only "advisory," and any attempt by the United Nations to enforce it is sure to be vetoed by the United States. The barrier--which the court tendentiously referred to as "the wall" (most of it is actually a chain-link fence)--will continue to go up. Yet the ruling is not without significance, insofar as it contributes to the growing impression...
  • Travesty at The Hague: The International Court Rules on Israel's Security Fence

    07/20/2004 7:15:54 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 5 replies · 295+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 16, 2004 | Charles Krauthammer
    Among various principles invoked by the International Court of Justice in its highly publicized decision on Israel's security fence is this one: It is a violation of international law for Jews to be living in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem.
  • Dark Days for the U.N.

    07/16/2004 12:18:42 PM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 11 replies · 762+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 16, 2004 | Melissa Radler
    With the US standing firmly behind Israel, and the Arab world united against it, the UN General Assembly debated the security fence's legitimacy Friday. The debate was held under the banner, "Israel's illegal actions in East Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories." Amongst the speakers at Friday's debate are Palestinian envoy to the UN Nasser al-Kidwa, and Israel's Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman. First to speak was al-Kidwa. Al-Kidwa, the Palestinian U.N. observer, informed the U.N. General Assembly that the Palestinians may seek a follow-up to the International Court of Justice advisory opinion a week ago...
  • Hague-Wash: Court Of "Justice" Ruling A Joke (UN Belongs To The Trash Bin Of History)

    07/13/2004 11:30:52 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 351+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 07/14/04 | Aaron Klein
    Hague-wash: Court of 'Justice' ruling a joke! Aaron Klein The United Nations has outdone itself again. In an almost unanimous decision, the International Court of Justice ruled Friday that Israel's security fence – which is credited by even Hamas with keeping suicide bombers out – violates international law, and must be dismantled. The court proclaimed "[it] is not convinced" that Israel's security fence "is necessary to attain its security objectives." Palestinian leaders were, of course, overjoyed. Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei described the ruling as "historic," while Yasser Arafat called the decision a "victory for justice." And when Arafat...
  • Euro-Nazis Alive And Well (Joseph Farah Slams Eurotrash Hostility To The Jewish State)

    07/13/2004 11:22:52 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 366+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 07/14/04 | Joseph Farah
    Euro-Nazis alive and well Joseph Farah When the euphemistically named International Court of Justice ruled last week that Israel's security fence, credited with keeping suicide bombers out of the country and dramatically reducing the number of innocent Jewish civilians killed by terrorists, was illegal and must be torn down, it showed that Nazism wasn't destroyed in 1945. Beginning in the fall of 2000, the Palestinian Authority, headed by Yasser Arafat, began a systematic campaign of violence against Israeli civilians. Hundreds of Israelis have been killed in suicide bombing attacks, all of which originated from Palestinian Authority territory. Many thousands of...
  • Europe And The ICJ

    07/11/2004 3:43:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 483+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/11/04 | Jerusalem Post
    Europe and the ICJ Many things have been and remain to be said about Friday's advisory opinion on Israel's security fence by the 15-member International Court of Justice, most of it having to do with the court's jurisdiction, fitness, and reasoning. How can Israel expect justice from an international tribunal on which no Israeli jurist is eligible to serve? How can we expect it from one on which Egyptian and Jordanian judges do serve? How does the court sidestep the question of the terrorism that created the fence and then render an opinion on the legality of settlements? But all...
  • Israel Follows Its Own Law, Not Bigoted Hague Court Decision (Alan Dershowitz Nails It!)

    07/10/2004 4:43:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 39 replies · 1,365+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/11/04 | Alan Dershowitz
    Israel follows its own law, not bigoted Hague decision By ALAN DERSHOWITZ The Israeli government has both a legal and a moral obligation to comply with the Israeli Supreme Court's decision regarding the security fence. After all, the Supreme Court is a creation of the Knesset and is therefore representative of all of the people – Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike. Moreover, the Supreme Court has a real stake in both sides of the fence dispute. Its job is to balance the security needs of its citizens against the humanitarian concerns of West Bank Palestinians. It tried to strike that...
  • Statement by John Kerry on International Court of Justice Ruling Regarding Israel's Security Fence

    07/09/2004 3:47:09 PM PDT · by Piranha · 23 replies · 930+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | July 9, 2004 | Mark Kitchens
    BEAVER, W.V., July 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Senator John Kerry released the following statement today regarding the International Court of Justice ruling on Israel's security fence: "I am deeply disappointed by today's International Court of Justice ruling related to Israel's security fence. Israel's fence is a legitimate response to terror that only exists in response to the wave of terror attacks against Israel. The fence is an important tool in Israel's fight against terrorism. It is not a matter for the ICJ. "I have made very clear from the start that I do not believe that the ICJ should even...
  • Nightlife, in Jenin? (Story the Liberal Media Won't Give You: The Security Fence SAVES LIVES!)

    06/04/2004 4:33:29 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 6 replies · 166+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/4/04 | Matthew Gutman
    Stoop-shouldered and bespectacled, Hader Abu Sheikh, a 33-year-old official for the Palestinian Legislative Council in Jenin, is hardly a party animal. But that did not stop him from noticing that "there is 70 percent more nightlife in Jenin than a year ago." "We are talking about the resumption of traditional Palestinian nightlife," explains Abu Sheikh. "Weddings, men sitting in cafes late at night, women visiting each other... The point is, people are no longer confined to their houses at night, because Israel has left the city." Nightlife, in Jenin? Rattled for three years by Israeli raids against local terrorists, Jenin...
  • Construction of security fence held up by courts, contractors

    05/18/2004 5:58:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 89+ views
    Israelinsider ^ | 5/18/04 | Ellis Shuman
    Construction of the security fence is being held up indefinitely by court orders and insufficient manpower, the Ministry of Defense said last week. Senior security officials said the delay in the barrier's construction is a "gamble on human lives," and warned that it could enable Palestinian terrorists to infiltrate into Israel. "The plan to complete the fence in the Jerusalem area by the end of the year is still valid, but we are facing many statutory problems due to High Court of Justice appeals preventing construction in many different places," a statement issued by the ministry said. Last week, High...
  • Separation and Security

    05/17/2004 9:11:51 AM PDT · by Piranha · 170+ views
    Josh Harvey's Middle East ^ | May 16, 2004 | Josh Harvey
    The radical left group Gush-Shalom has a catch-phrase about the security fence: No Separation, No Security, Just a Land Grab. They're also fond of saying, along with their comrades from around the world and Saeb Erekat, that there is no military solution to terrorism. And although I agree that military solutions alone will not solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, I think it's hard to escape the efficacy of the fence and the military solution (a.k.a. Operation Defensive Shield). Check it out:
  • US diplomats launch Bush attack

    05/04/2004 12:43:51 AM PDT · by fdsa2 · 110 replies · 1,205+ views
    The BBC ^ | 4 May 2004 | Staff
    Around 50 retired US diplomats have written to US President George Bush to complain about America's policy towards the Middle East. The letter is similar to one written by 52 former British diplomats to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair last week. The former US diplomats complained that President Bush's approach is losing the US "credibility, prestige and friends". They criticised what they say is Washington's unabashed support for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The American diplomats said they were deeply concerned by Mr Bush's endorsement last month of Mr Sharon's plan to withdraw unilaterally from Gaza. 'Great danger' They were...
  • Rio de Janeiro state plans to wall off slums

    04/13/2004 8:05:44 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 11 replies · 227+ views
    FT ^ | 04/13/04 | FT
    Rio de Janeiro state plans to wall off slums By Raymond Colitt in São Paulo Published: April 12 2004 20:17 | Last Updated: April 13 2004 0:52 The government of Rio de Janeiro state yesterday proposed to build a wall around its sprawling favelas in an effort to help control rampant crime in the picture postcard city. "The wall won't put an end to violence [in the slums] but if we don't contain it, it will destroy the [surrounding] forest, the economy of Rio de Janeiro and the lives of the city's residents," Luiz Paulo Conde, deputy governor, said on...
  • Rio de Janeiro state plans to wall off slums

    04/12/2004 6:46:44 PM PDT · by playball0 · 35 replies · 643+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 4/14/04 | Raymond Colitt
    The government of Rio de Janeiro state yesterday proposed to build a wall around its sprawling favelas in an effort to help control rampant crime in the picture postcard city. "The wall won't put an end to violence [in the slums] but if we don't contain it, it will destroy the [surrounding] forest, the economy of Rio de Janeiro and the lives of the city's residents," Luiz Paulo Conde, deputy governor, said on Monday. The proposal comes after yet another wave of violence rocked parts of the city during the Easter holidays, shutting down commerce, and killing 10 people, including...
  • New issue, same old anti-Israel United Nations

    03/15/2004 10:56:03 AM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 177+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 15 2004 | JAMES S. TISCH
    The security fence is dragged before an international court that has been fed one-sided evidence The UN's anti-Israel theater is playing a new venue: The UN's International Court of Justice is hearing the case of Israel's security fence. The judges may be unbiased, but the question brought to them by the General Assembly is nothing more than the UN's routine discriminatory treatment of Israel dressed up in lawyers' robes and wigs. Same music, same lyrics, new costumes. In December, the pro-Palestinian majority in the General Assembly passed a resolution that asked the court to examine the legal consequences of Israel's...
  • Chief of General Staff: Fence will not end terror

    03/02/2004 1:57:18 PM PST · by yonif · 3 replies · 112+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 2, 2004 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Terrorists will still be able to attack Israel even after the West Bank security fence has been completed, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya'alon told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday. Ya'alon said the IDF is working on advanced technology to target Palestinian Kassam rockets. He said the army has succeeded in stopping production of Kassams throughout the West Bank but that the Palestinians are still manufacturing rockets and mortars in the Gaza Strip that can be launched over the fence. "The IDF is acting under the assumption that terrorists will attempt to bypass the...
  • Israel's Security is Judged as Terror Victims Die

    02/25/2004 2:28:50 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 13 replies · 198+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 25, 2004 | Dr. Batya L. Ludman
    Israel's Security is Judged as Terror Victims Die By Dr. Batya L. Ludman Israel News Agency Jerusalem----February 25.....Israel is being blamed yet again. The trial in The Hague is out to judge Israel for a crime we have not committed. Never. We are not even sure what our crime is. Israelis wonder in their innocence what they could possibly have done this time as much of the world is watching, waiting once again to condemn us. We Israelis have always been condemned and judged for no real reason. It is a simple fact of life. We should be used to...
  • Roll over and die

    02/25/2004 12:32:46 AM PST · by yonif · 9 replies · 131+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 24, 2004 | MICHAEL FREUND
    South Korea has one. So does Kuwait, Lithuania, Namibia, South Africa and India, not to mention Spain, Slovakia, and even the US. What these disparate nations all have in common is that each one has built, or is in the process of building, a security fence along one of its borders, either to keep out smugglers, thwart infiltrators or simply control the flow of people and goods across its boundaries. But unlike Israel they also share another conspicuous trait: none of their barriers has been threatened with condemnation by the International Court of Justice; nor have they received round-the-clock coverage...
  • South Africa: Israel's fence is illegal

    02/23/2004 1:03:23 PM PST · by yonif · 61 replies · 231+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 23, 2004 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    South Africa sent its deputy foreign minister to back the Palestinian case at the world court, arguing that the security fence was a bid to annex territory in the West Bank. "It is not a security wall. It is a wall to enforce the occupation," lawmaker Aziz Pahad told the Court. Pahad asked the Court to rule that the security fence violated international law. In 1971, the World Court ruled that apartheid South Africa's occupation of Namibia was illegal. Pahad said that the 1971 ruling, which led to international sanctions against the National Party-led Apartheid government, contributed to the downfall...
  • Israel Buries Terror Victims as Hague Begins Hearings

    02/23/2004 2:29:36 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 30 replies · 258+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 23, 2004 | Joel Leyden
    Jerusalem---February 23....Israel will be burying terror victims from yesterday's Palestinian suicide bombing as judges in the Hague today decide upon how Israel may defend herself. At least eight Israelis were murdered and over 60 wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber from Bethlehem blew up a public bus in Jerusalem. The Hague -based U.N. tribunal will hold three days of hearings on the legality of Israel's anti-terror fence. "This terror attack (proves) the absolute necessity of the fence as a lifesaving instrument," Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said. Israeli officials said the suicide bombing - the 110th in more than three years...
  • South African media reports say country will raise objection to separation fence at World Court

    02/21/2004 6:02:26 PM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 110+ views
    South African media reports say country will raise objection to separation fence at World Court hearings on the issue