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  • The Obama Admin Just Exempted US Territories From Obamacare

    07/21/2014 10:48:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/21/2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration issued yet another waiver to get out of Obamacare — for all the U.S. territories. The exemption, posted Thursday on a Department of Health and Human Services website, frees U.S. territories from a host of Obamacare regulations on health insurance markets. The territories already weren’t subject to much of the health care law — the individual mandate doesn’t apply to the territories and premium subsidies aren’t available. What did apply were a host of regulations on the health insurance markets operating in the territories. Obamacare’s rules for insurance companies — providing mandated health benefits to all customers,...
  • King Barack Rewrites Obamacare ... Again

    07/21/2014 5:12:01 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/21/2014 | David Catron
    Obamacare’s supporters have long insisted that it is the “law of the land,” implicitly suggesting that it is immutable and permanent. Evidently, it hasn’t occurred to these people to mention that to their dear leader. His Majesty, Barack I, obviously thinks of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a collection of royal decrees, any one of which may be altered at his pleasure. Thus, in a proclamation issued last week through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, His Highness declared that all U.S. territories are now exempt from most of PPACA’s morass of rules and regulations. Neither...
  • Delta has flights from the Palestinian Territories

    02/08/2012 4:36:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    E-mail from a neighbor ^ | 8/2/12 | Eleutheria5
    Pass this on. I am, although I haven't checked the website. Delta Airlines has a frequent flyer program and a website which tells you how many miles one must have to get a free ticket from one place to another. With regard to the Middle East, the site is: http://dmn.delta.com/skymiles/direct/charts/middleeast On this site, there is a chart which begins as follows: “For Travel From the Middle East: Bahrain; Egypt; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Occupied Palestinian Territory; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syrian Arab Republic; United Arab Emirates (composed of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras El...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Eight Area Men Sentenced on Federal Racketeering Charges Involving Conspiracy...

    04/02/2010 3:41:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 579+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Eight Area Men Sentenced on Federal Racketeering Charges Involving Conspiracy to Transfer Cash and Checks to the Palestinian Territories ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s office announced today that eight members of a criminal enterprise operating out of five St. Louis area convenience stores have been sentenced on charges of federal racketeering or related charges. As far back as 2000, the RICO conspiracy has involved bank fraud, receipt of stolen property, conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business, purchasing contraband cigarettes for resale, evading reporting requirement on exporting monetary instruments, and transporting monetary instruments...
  • A New Tack in the Holy Land

    12/29/2008 3:21:38 PM PST · by cardinal4 · 7 replies · 349+ views
    Self ^ | 29 Dec 08 | Patrick Truax
    Some years ago, Tom Clancy wrote a novel that included elements of the Arab-Israeli conflict. One of his best, he came up with what seems to be an option to be explored.
  • Plan would give D.C. a House vote

    11/22/2006 2:12:58 PM PST · by bilhosty · 103 replies · 1,808+ views
    Los Angeles Slimes ^ | 11/22/2006 | Johanna Neuman,
    For decades, efforts to give the District of Columbia a voting representative in Congress have run into a brick wall. Constitutional amendments failed to win the states' support. Ad campaigns about "taxation without representation" did not help the cause. Now, unexpected political forces are aligning behind a plan to give the district a House vote — along with a new seat in Congress for Utah — when lawmakers return for their lame-duck session in early December. "This is closest we've come in at least 30 years," said Ilir Zherka, executive director of DC Vote, an umbrella lobbying group. "The stars...
  • Hamas 'very satisfied' with fleeing Jews

    11/21/2006 11:54:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies · 1,080+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 11-21-06 | Aaron Klein
    Terror leader says rocket attacks at Israeli towns to intensify Hamas is "very satisfied" with reports here some Israelis in communities near the Gaza Strip are ready to flee their rocket-plagued towns while students reportedly have been skipping school for fear of being caught in regular Palestinian attacks, a senior leader of Hamas' military wing told WND in an interview yesterday. "The importance of what is happening in Sderot proves to the Palestinians, especially those who say rockets bring no results, that rocket attacks do bring big benefits," said Abu Abdullah, who is considered one of the most important operational...
  • FY2005 audit on time but "not clean" says DOI (American Samoa)

    08/15/2006 8:01:15 PM PDT · by coconutt2000 · 5 replies · 464+ views
    Samoa News ^ | 8/14/2006 | Fili Sagapolutele
    By Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent American Samoa's "high risk" designation by the U.S. Department of Interior will not be lifted anytime soon even though the FY2005 audit was submitted on time. "One of the conditions for lifting the high-risk designations is that the ASG have two consecutive years of timely, clean single audit reports," DOI's deputy director for Insular Areas, Papali'i David B. Cohen told Samoa News by e-mail from Washington late last week. "The fiscal year 2005 audit was timely, but not clean. It therefore cannot be counted towards the lifting of the high-risk designation." "That does not...
  • Insufficient seating on HAL's Pago Pago flights (American Samoa)

    08/15/2006 7:58:16 PM PDT · by coconutt2000 · 35 replies · 970+ views
    Samoa News ^ | 8/14/2006 | Fili Sagapolutele
    Hawaiian Air seeking the federal government's intervention to respond to American Samoa's concerns was anticipated by his administration Governor Togiola said on his weekend radio program. Togiola said it is his personal opinion that Hawaiian does not want to respond directly to local concerns, especially on the issue of reducing air fares for the Pago Pago route, because the airline does not want to reduce the current high fares. So instead of addressing the high fares and excessive charges imposed on American Samoa's passengers, Hawaiian Air is dragging the issue around by asking DOT for a ruling on the executive...
  • U.S. delegation to tour canneries, National Park and Army Reserve (American Samoa)

    08/15/2006 7:49:43 PM PDT · by coconutt2000 · 248+ views
    Samoa News ^ | 8/14/2006 | Fili Sagapolutele
    Tours of the canneries and part of the National Park of American Samoa in Vatia is being planned for members of the U.S. House Committee on International Relations that are arriving on Wednesday. Their actual time of arrival has not yet been confirmed. The delegation, headed by committee chairman Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), includes Congressman Faleomavaega Eni, Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Melvin Watt (D-N.C.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and support staff, will be on island for five to six hours. They have already visited the Philippines and South Korea. The governor said on his weekend radio program the delegation will be hosted...
  • The Myth of Occupation

    03/10/2006 2:49:31 PM PST · by tedbel · 3 replies · 302+ views
    Israpundit ^ | March 10/06 | Ted Belman
    The Myth of Occupation Prof Talia Einhorn writes ...under public international law, Israel is not obliged to accept or support the establishment of a sovereign Arab state west of the Jordan River. But GERSHOM GORENBERG, in an NYT article, Israel’s Tragedy Foretold , wrote, [..] (after the ‘67 war) The legal counsel of the Foreign Ministry, Theodor Meron, was asked whether international law allowed settlement in the newly conquered land. In a memo marked “Top Secret,” Mr. Meron wrote unequivocally, “My conclusion is that civilian settlement in the administered territories contravenes the explicit provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention.” In...
  • FREEP: Oppose Google's Plan to Give News Agency Status to the International Solidarity Movement/ISM

    08/09/2005 6:32:53 PM PDT · by forty_years · 16 replies · 821+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | August 9, 2005 | netWMD, LLC
    Contents IntroductionWhat is the PSM/ISM?ISM Rewriting History ACT NOW! - OPPOSE GOOGLE'S PLAN Automatically send emails opposing Google's planSign a petition Introduction According to Lee Kaplan, writing for FrontPageMagazine.com: The Internet giant Google will give news agency status to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), according to an anonymous source at Google. If true, the ISM—an affiliate of the anarchist/communist wing of the PLO—would be on par with professional news services such as CNN, Fox, and Associated Press. … The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement (PSM) are related and interconnected organizations that have one goal: the...
  • Dred Scott, Plessy & Korematsu Still Live

    08/01/2005 10:06:00 AM PDT · by cll · 59 replies · 1,440+ views
    The Boston Herald | July 30, 2005 | Orlando Vidal
    Though most Hispanic Americans are unaware of it, let alone the population at large, we still have on the books our own Dred Scott, Plessy and Korematsu. I am referring to the Insular Cases, a series of cases decided by the Supreme Court between 1901 and 1922. Collectively they held that the inhabitants of the then newly unincorporated territories acquired after the 1898 Spanish-American War - the last remaining and most populous of which is Puerto Rico - do not enjoy all the rights otherwise afforded to people in the states under our Constitution. Dred Scott, holding African-Americans were not...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Arafat's Last Threat to Israel?

    11/09/2004 7:11:22 AM PST · by stevejackson · 9 replies · 667+ views
    http://www.netwmd.com/ ^ | November 9, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I think it's very important for our friends, the Israelis, to have a peaceful Palestinian state living on their border. And it's very important for the Palestinian people to have a peaceful, hopeful future." So spoke President Bush just two days after his re-election, just exactly as news reports were leaking Yasser Arafat's demise.The combination of Mr. Bush's stunning new mandate and Mr. Arafat's near-death condition will lead, I predict, to a quick revival of Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy after months of relative doldrums and to massive dangers to Israel.The doldrums will cease because the Bush administration views Mr. Arafat as the...
  • (Disengagement Authority chief Yonatan) Basi says majority of settlers in state of denial

    09/26/2004 12:33:27 PM PDT · by anotherview · 187+ views
    Ma'ariv International ^ | 26 September 2004 | Menahem Rahat
    Basi says majority of settlers in state of denial In first press conference, Disengagement Authority chief says settlers have their heads in the sand, hoping something will foil pullout implementation.Menahem Rahat A secret poll conducted among settlers in the Gaza Strip has shown that the majority of them have yet to grasp the possibility that they would be evacuated from their homes once the disengagement plan commences, head of the Disengagement Authority, Yonatan Basi, has revealed. In a press conference held for the first time this (Sunday) afternoon at the Prime Minister’s bureau in Jerusalem, Basi said, “The settlers are...
  • Israel Plans More West Bank Settlements

    10/02/2003 2:44:57 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 19 replies · 241+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2003 | Ravi Nessman
    JERUSALEM - Israel announced Thursday it would construct 565 new homes in three Jewish settlements in the West Bank, further angering Palestinians unhappy over Israel's approval of a security barrier that cuts deep into the West Bank. Palestinians view both decisions as attempts by Israel to grab land they want for an eventual Palestinian state. Construction in West Bank settlements violates a requirement of the U.S.-backed "road map" peace agreement, which calls for a freeze of such building. Israel has says it will continue to build to accommodate what it calls natural growth. Zalman Shoval, an adviser to Israeli Prime...
  • U.S. Army hears about IDF tactics in territories

    07/29/2003 8:49:10 AM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 157+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Tuesday, July 29, 2003 Tamuz 29, 5763 | Amos Harel
    An American military delegation recently visited Israel to hear first hand from IDF officers about army tactics in the territories. The Americans were interested how the IDF responded to guerrilla warfare that evolved in the territories because of the similarity to what they are now encountering in Iraq. There is growing concern in the U.S. administration and military about the growing number of attacks on American troops in Iraq. Since President Bush declared in May that the war was over, around 50 soldiers have been killed. The Americans have accumulated their own experience in similar situations, including Somalia in the...
  • Fighting Terror And Terror-Fire

    07/09/2003 12:52:10 PM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 150+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 21:20 Jul. 09, '03 / 9 Tammuz 5763
    Arabs opened fire at the soldiers during the operation, and one of the attackers was hit by the return fire. No Israelis were hurt. Four recently-arrested Islamic Jihad terrorists in the Shomron have confessed to participating in a shooting attack at a bus, gathering information for other attacks, and aiding and abetting terrorism in other manners. More arrests are expected in light of the results of their confessions. Arab attackers threw a firebomb this afternoon at IDF soldiers in the Shomron community of Kedumim. No one was hurt. Another terrorist weapon: fire. Three homes in the northern Shomron community of...
  • Credibility Gap

    07/02/2003 1:05:27 PM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 02 July 2003 | Bruce S. Ticker
    They actually think we should take them seriously. First, that would be the “peace activists” for the International Solidarity Movement. An ISM spokesman on Thursday pretty much accused the Israeli military of lying about the death of Rachel Corrie. Then, there are representatives of the European community, who this week actually tried to justify European funding of Hamas. They should collaborate on a book, which could be titled How to Utter Distortions About Terrorism With a Straight Face. The Associated Press reported that Israeli soldiers were exonerated Thursday by a military prosecutor in the 23-year-old Corrie’s death. The Olympia, Washington,...
  • Abu Mazen Again Encourages Violence Against Israelis

    06/14/2003 4:08:05 AM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 266+ views
    The Zionist Organization of America ^ | June 11, 2003 | News Release
    News Release The Zionist Organization of America Jacob & Libby Goodman ZOA House Phone: 212-481-1500 4 East 34th St. New York, NY 10016 Fax: 212-481-1515 e-mail: email@zoa.org Web Site: www.zoa.org June 11, 2003 Contact: (212-481-1500)   Abu Mazen Again Encourages Violence Against Israelis       NEW YORK- Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has again encouraged Palestinian Arabs to murder Jews.     The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) points out that in his first press conference, broadcast on the Arabic-language Doha Al-Jazirah Satellite Channel Television on June 3, 2003 (Text courtesy of the U.S. government's FBIS, distributed...
  • Israel's 'waiver' policy draws criticism [Not from me]

    05/09/2003 5:05:52 PM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 227+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 10, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    Israel made substantial steps Friday to curtail the presence of foreign nationals in the territories, with an IDF raid on the West Bank offices of an international pro-Palestinian direct action group and publication of an IDF decree barring foreign nationals entry into the Gaza Strip without written permission from the military. Human rights group Amnesty International on Friday condemned the IDF's decision requiring foreigners entering Gaza to sign "waivers" that absolve Israel from responsibility should they be killed or injured. Any foreign national wishing to enter the Gaza Strip from now on, will be required to sign the waver, stating...
  • IDF officer killed in raid of Nablus terror hideout

    04/15/2003 8:16:30 AM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 216+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 15, 2003 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    An IDF officer was killed on Tuesday and another soldier was wounded in a raid of a terrorist hideout in the West Bank city of Nablus, in which one of the gunmen was killed and two others surrendered, military sources said. The slain officer was identified as Lieut. Daniel Mandel, 24, of Alon Shvut, a community in Gush Etzion. Burial services for Mandel are scheduled to begin at 4:45 p.m. in his hometown. Mandel was shot as soldiers of a Nahal reconnaissance unit surrounded a building near An Najah University in Nablus, where members of the Tanzim, a group with...
  • IDF Forces Arrested 327 Wanted Terrorists During 2003

    04/08/2003 10:53:39 AM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | April 7, 2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    April 7, 2003 IDF Forces Arrested 327 Wanted Terrorists During 2003 Over the past three months, IDF forces have operated throughout the city of Hebron against terrorist infrastructure. Since the beginning of 2003, IDF forces have arrested 327 wanted terrorists, amongst them 146 members of Hamas. Half the total number of those arrested, were detained this month alone. In addition to the arrests, IDF forces also uncovered weapons laboratories in Al Fuar, south of Hebron and in Beit Ula. IDF Damages Hamas Infrastructure in Hebron In the last month alone, the IDF apprehended 13 wanted Palestinians who were involved in...
  • Checkpoint Hypocrisy

    04/02/2003 12:50:09 PM PST · by yonif · 16 replies · 244+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal | April 1, 2003 | JAMES TARANTO
    Checkpoint Hypocrisy U.S. soldiers shot and killed at least seven Iraqi women and children yesterday after the van in which they were traveling failed to stop at an Army checkpoint near Najaf, CNN reports. Coalition troops have been increasingly vigilant in light of the Iraqi regime's use of terror-style tactics, especially a car bombing that killed four Americans. "In light of recent terrorist attacks by the Iraqi regime, the soldiers exercised considerable restraint to avoid the unnecessary loss of life," says a statement from the coalition's Central Command. The soldiers fired into the van only as a "last resort." Gen....
  • Abu Mazen Justifies the "Armed Struggle" Against Jewish Residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip

    03/03/2003 11:12:55 AM PST · by yonif · 174+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | March 3, 2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    March 3, 2003 Abu Mazen Justifies the "Armed Struggle" Against Jewish Residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip In an interview in the Alsharak Alawast newspaper published on March 3, 2003, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), Head of the Palestinian Authority's Executive Committee (and Arafat's second in command), justified the armed struggle against Jewish communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. According to Abu Mazen, the "Intifada" must continue and the Palestinian initiated cease-fire should "not take into account the Palestinian's right to oppose the 'settlements'." Translation of Excerpts from Abu Mazen's Interview "On the basis of the talks...
  • Terrorists Exploit Civilian Areas for Terror Purposes

    02/25/2003 7:53:03 AM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | February 25, 2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    February 25, 2003 Terrorists Exploit Civilian Areas for Terror Purposes IDF forces operated this past week in the city of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip, in order to thwart the launching of rockets at Israeli communities. The IDF forces encountered armed opposition from Palestinian terrorist organizations who fired upon the IDF troops and attempted to detonate explosive charges near IDF soldiers. Terrorists of the Iz Adin Al Qassam brigades, the military wing of the Hamas, launched three Kassam missiles against the Israeli community of Sderot. An Israeli security official noted that the Palestinian terrorist organizations exploit the civilian settings...
  • Hamas man critically wounded in mystery explosion (UPDATE)

    02/25/2003 7:41:36 AM PST · by yonif · 41 replies · 377+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 25, 2003 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    A former bodyguard of Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin was critically wounded in a mysterious explosion in the Gaza Strip today, sources said. Palestinians accused Israel of attempting to assassinate the man, identified only as Mohammed Masser, 30, who is said to have lost limbs and suffered severe injuries to his upper body in the blast in Bureij Refugee Camp, not far from Yassin's home. Two other Hamas men were lightly injured. However, Palestinians said no Israeli attack helicopters were seen over Bureij on Tuesday. The IDF spokesman was checking the reports. Military sources said they were investigating the possibility...
  • Hamas holds pro-Iraq rally in Gaza city

    02/07/2003 9:17:15 AM PST · by yonif · 10 replies · 218+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 7, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Almost 1,500 Hamas supporters marched through the streets of Gaza City in support of Iraq on Friday afternoon, as Israeli military leaders underscored that the United States has deployed enough forces in the Middle East to successfully attack Iraq. In an aggressive but sparse show of support for Iraq, a crowd led by Sheikh Ahmad Yasseen, Hamas's spiritual leader and founder, meandered through the streets hoping to send a clear message to America. "We are here to stress that war with Iraq is war with the Muslim world," Yasseen said. "America must be buried [in the sand] in Iraq lest...
  • "The Aim - Capture Palestinian Terrorists Hiding Within the Civilian Population"

    01/27/2003 7:22:59 AM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 174+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | January 26th, 2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    January 26th, 2003 "The Aim - Capture Palestinian Terrorists Hiding Within the Civilian Population" During a January 26th interview on Israeli Television Channel One, IDF Spokesperson, Brigadier General Ruth Yaron, stated that "the aims of the IDF activity the previous night in Beit Hanun were to capture terrorists hiding amongst the Palestinian civilian population. The terrorists launch Kassam missiles and mortars from within the Palestinian population toward Israeli communities in the Gaza Strip and inside Israel." Brig. Gen. Yaron added that "the war against terror is ongoing. The IDF does not operate blindly but acts only after receiving accurate and...
  • A total closure on the territories has been put in place (Translated article)

    01/26/2003 11:13:17 AM PST · by yonif · 147 replies · 234+ views
    Maariv Newspaper (Hebrew Language Newspaper) ^ | 1/26/03 | Maariv Staff Reports
    Hebrew Translation from Maariv Newspaper: Due to many intellingence reports of possible terrorist attacks on Election Day, starting today until the end of the end of Election Day, a complete closure on the territories will be made. The international borders will also be closed, including the Erez and Shufa passages. A complete closure is now in place on all Palestinian towns and cities due to terrorist threats on Election Day. The closure will be made in the Judea and Samaria areas, and Gaza starting Sunday at 4:00PM until Wed. at 6:00AM. Military sources passed on that during the closure Palestinian...
  • Two Murdered in Hevron Terror Attack

    12/12/2002 5:16:14 PM PST · by yonif · 13 replies · 226+ views
    IsraelNN ^ | 12 December – 21:40 | Israel National News
    Two persons, a male and a female, were murdered tonight in the holy city of Hevron shortly after 8:00pm. Terrorist gunfire rang out on Worshippers Path , the route that connects Kiryat Arba and Hevron, near the Ma'arat HaMachpela (Cave of the Patriarchs). Emergency medical personnel pronounced one victim dead on the scene. The second victim was pronounced dead in the ambulance en route to Jerusalem's Hadassah trauma unit. The location of the attack is the same where 12 persons, [9 soldiers and border policemen and 3 first-response unit personnel], were gunned down by terrorists. The army was recently prevented...
  • Defense Secretary Rumsfeld: West Bank is not "occupied territory"

    08/07/2002 6:37:16 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 131 replies · 305+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 8/7/2002 | Israel Insider
    U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld departed from traditional American policy when he said that "there is no question" that the Palestinian Authority had been involved with terror, and doubted that Israel could ever turn over territories despite PA promises to enforce security. Rumsfeld referred to the West Bank as "so-called occupied territory" and declined to call on Israel to give up settlements there. Click here for more
  • Non-violence can move mountains in Mideast (BY JESSE JACKSON)

    06/05/2002 6:09:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 24 replies · 492+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 2, 2002 | BY JESSE JACKSON
    Non-violence can move mountains in Mideast June 2, 2002BY JESSE JACKSON In the Middle East, the Israelis and the Palestinians are locked in a lethal embrace. Attack generates reprisal and reprisal generates new attacks. Neither can afford to let the other go. Violence generates more violence; terror generates retaliatory terror. Yet the reality is that the vast majority of people on both sides of the conflict want to live in peace. The vast majority suffers from the violence. Israel's occupation and offensive has laid waste to what little infrastructure there was in the Palestinian territories. But Israel's economy also is...