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March 31, 2007

“Swords of Righteousness” Continues Attacks

“Swords of Righteousness” Continues Attacks

(IsraelNN.com) A new Islamic group calling itself the “Swords of Righteousness” continues to attack businesses in Gaza. The group claimed responsibility for an explosion in an Internet cafe on Saturday morning. The cafe, located in northern Gaza, belongs to the Abu Kas family.

“Swords of Righteousness” has destroyed several Internet cafes in Gaza because members believe that the Internet distracts Muslim men from worship and is used to view pornography, as the group has explained in emails to cafe owners. The group has also attacked other businesses, such as pharmacies, which they accuse of providing drugs that are used for recreational purposes.

Iran says Israel planning attack on neighboring Arab states


Iran says Israel planning attack on neighboring Arab states

Islamic Republic’s chief of staff says ‘suicidal plan formulated by Zionists and American neoconservatives will be implemented next summer to justify extension of US military presence in Iraq’; adds: US national interests victimized for Zionist devils

Dudi Cohen
Published: 03.31.07, 20:46 / Israel News

Iranian Chief of Staff Gen. Hassan Fayrouz Abadi warned leaders of Arab countries that Israel is planning to launch a war this summer, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

"Zionists and the Quds (referring to Jerusalem) occupying regime intend to exercise a suicidal plan next summer, and this suicidal plan of the Zionists and American neoconservatives, the implementation of which would start from the occupied Palestinian lands, will not serve the interests of anyone in the world," the general was quoted by Fars as saying.

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Iran blames nuclear secrecy on US, Israel / Associated Press
Iran says it is withholding information on nuclear program from outside world for fear of US, Israel attack
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"Firstly, I warn the dear leaders and Muslim brothers in the neighboring countries of the occupied territories that this suicidal attack of the Zionists is threatening them," he said.

According to the report, the Iranian military official further stated that the plan intends to “prevent the withdrawal of the US troops from Iraq and the region and that it will pose a danger primarily to Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Jordan and then Saudi Arabia and all other countries in the region.”

Abadi said it was the “Israeli Zionists” who encouraged the Bush administration to send troops to the region, adding, "and now that the US Senate, Congress and people have grown vigilant and realized that the US’s national interests are victimized for the Zionist devils and urge withdrawal of US troops from the region, Zionists and neoconservatives have devised a suicidal operation to justify extension of the mission of the US troops in the region."

Look for Israel to be attacked again this summer in round two of the Iran American proxy war. I only hope that this time Israel does it correctly and not only wipes out Hizbullah as a fighting force but removes the Iranian Nuke program as well.

March 29, 2007

Poll: Most Americans Oppose Palestinian State, More Concessions

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Poll: Most Americans Oppose Palestinian State, More Concessions

by Ezra HaLevi

(IsraelNN.com) A new poll shows that the creation of a Palestinian state and further Israeli withdrawals is contrary to the will of most Americans.

The poll shows a five-to-one ratio of Americans against further Israeli land concessions to the Palestinian Authority and a two-to-one ratio believing a Palestinian state would be a terrorist state rather than a peaceful democracy.

The survey was carried out by US polling agency McLaughlin & Associates and commissioned by the Zionist Organization of America at a time when the entire concept of creating a Palestinian state west of the Jordan river has been called into question by prominent figures such as former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon.

The raw figures:
* 60% believe that Israel should not make more land concessions to the Palestinian Arabs and 11% believe it should
* 45% believe that a Palestinian Arab state would be a terrorist state rather than a peaceful democracy (22%)
* 45% support the Israelis over the Arabs (4.6%)
* 65% believe that Saudi Arabia is not a reliable and trustworthy ally in the war against radical Islamic terrorism. 11% believe it is.
* 46% believe that Egypt is not a reliable and trustworthy ally in the war against radical Islamic terrorism. 24% believe it is.
* 51% believe that the US should impose economic sanctions on Saudi Arabia until it stops its support and funding for terrorists and radical Islamic education that teaches hatred of America and Israel. 26% disagree.

Polled were 1000 randomly selected Americans on March 25, 2007. The margin of error of the poll is 3.1%.

"This poll also indicates that we should stop all talk of establishing a Palestinian Arab state. Americans also understand that the Palestinian Arabs have not taken the minimum steps required to make peace and that peace prospects are consequently next to non-existent," ZOA National President Morton Klein said. “Americans understand that establishing a Palestinian state would simply result in but another terrorist state in the Middle East, which is the last thing America needs in its efforts to bring peace and security to the region. The American public has shown that it is completely against appeasing this Palestinian terror regime by offering any more concessions to it.

“It has shown that it has a far more realistic view of the Arab war against Israel than governments around the world, including the Bush Administration, which has continued to deal with and even fund Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas, despite the PA's on-going refusal to fulfill its obligations under signed agreements and the 2003 Roadmap peace plan to dismantle the apparatus of terror and end incitement to hatred and murder in the Palestinian public square that feeds it. This policy remains in place despite the recent formation of a Palestinian Arab national unity government under the leadership of Hamas, which calls in its Charter for the destruction of Israel (Article 15) and the murder of Jews (Article 7). This new Hamas-Fatah government has refused to recognize Israel, forswear terrorism or fulfill previous agreements.”

Klein said that members of the House and Senate should be made aware of the public’s support of harsh actions against Saudi Arabia. “Sanctions against Saudi Arabia for its financial support of radical mosques and spreading the extreme Wahhabi Islamic doctrines, including in American mosques, is something that Americans support,” he said. “The Bush Administration should also be much tougher on the Palestinian Authority and, instead of engaging and rewarding it, hold it accountable for its pro-terror, anti-peace actions. This too would be heeding the American public, which overwhelmingly supports Israelis over the Palestinian Arabs. Congress should also take action to convert all aid flowing to Egypt from military aid to purely humanitarian aid, as Americans now realize that Egypt is not the partner in fighting terror it pretends to be. This can be clearly seen in Egypt's refusal to end the massive arms smuggling from Egypt into Gaza of weaponry for Palestinian Arab terrorists, and the constant anti-Semitic articles, shows and songs that are a staple of Egyptian culture.”

The poll also refutes claims publicized by professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt last year claiming Congressional support for Israel is the result of political pressure by American Jewish pro-Israel individuals and groups, Klein said. "This poll shows conclusively that the typical American overwhelmingly supports Israel, which is why the overwhelming majority of members of Congress, reflecting their constituencies, also support Israel. If they didn't, they would not be representing the views of their constituencies.”

Our true friends are the American people now if only we could get American politicians to follow the will of the American people Israel would be in great shape.

If the American and Israeli people stay together then we will have victory in the war with Islam.

Kidnapping Plot

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Cousins plan to kidnap, murder Jew 'for money'

Two east Jerusalem residents admit they had been offered $2,000 to kill haredi Jew, but say 'it was all talk'

Lilach Shoval
Published: 03.29.07, 16:40 / Israel News

Two east Jerusalem residents planned to kidnap a haredi Jew, murder him and then use his body as a bargaining chip in negotiations over the release of Palestinian prisoners.

The two were arrested by the Shin Bet and the police last Thursday.

The suspects, cousins Iman Salhab and Haitham Salhab, arrived Thursday for their second remand extension at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court. The police are expected to ask that they remain in custody until the proceedings against them are completed.

The two men were recruited by a Gaza resident, Hussein Saliman Hamida, who had previously engaged in criminal activities with them. He offered several thousand shekels for the kidnapping.

The suspects told police that they had driven around a few haredi Jerusalem neighborhoods offering haredi people a ride.

According to Avi Roif, head of the police's Central Investigations Unit, the suspects said that they focused on haredi men because they
often hitch hike and there was no doubt about their Jewishness.

None of the men they approached accepted their offer for a ride so they decided to get a gun to force a pedestrian into the car. After the kidnapping they were supposed to transfer the victim's ID card to Palestinian organizations in Gaza or the West Bank to negotiate the release of Islamic Jihad prisoners.

The suspects said that they were each offered $2,000. "We were only doing it to get the money. For our children," said Iman Salhab.

"It was all talk. We didn't do anything. We just drove around Jerusalem once. We didn't want to kill anyone, only take the ID card," he added. We didn't receive even one shekel. I am sorry and I will pay for our mistake," he added.

Both suspects have prior criminal records for trading arms, dealing drugs and trafficking Palestinians working in Israel illegaly.

Having admitted to the plot they will probably be indicted with conspiracy to commit a crime and attempted murder.

These two should be the poster children of why we should have the death penalty in Israel for crimes involving terrorism.

Abbas Tells Israel: Peace Now or Else

Abbas Tells Israel: Peace Now or Else

(IsraelNN.com) Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said at the Arab summit in Riyadh Thursday that Israel should team up with the PA and accept the Saudi Arabia 2002 peace initiative for the sake of peace. He added that if Israel refuses, it will be turning its back on peace.

A caricature on PA websites Thursday shows a Jew with his back turned on Abbas, whose head is covered with doves, symbolizing peace.

I hope that we get the or else part of this so that Israel can deal with the Palestinians once and for all.

Lets grow up and understand that peace will never happen with these people.

US aid will be used to 'hit the Zionists'

US aid will be used to 'hit the Zionists'

Fatah members also vow suicide bombings, rocket attacks
Aaron Klein, WND

The declared "military wing" of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party took credit for two of seven rockets fired into Israel on Tuesday, vowed to break a Gaza ceasefire and told WND that US financial aid pledged for Fatah security forces will be used to "attack the Zionists."

"Even if the American money and weapons reach only members of Fatah who are not involved in the resistance, it will find its way to the Palestinian resistance and be utilized for attacks against the Zionists," said Abu Ahmed, the northern Gaza commander of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group.

Abu Ahmed was referring to $59 million the Bush administration announced Tuesday it will send to strengthen Fatah security forces.

"This money is an attempt to generate civil war between Hamas and Fatah and to buy off Fatah. But we will never leave the political line of Yasser Arafat, who would not give up even one inch of Palestine," charged Abu Ahmed.

The terror leader said the infighting between Fatah and Hamas "was over. Now there are only a few dozens who want it to continue so maybe there will be localized infighting but we will not fall into this Zionist-American conspiracy of civil war."

The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the declared military branch of Fatah, is responsible for scores of shootings and rocket firings, and together with the Islamic Jihad terror group has taken responsibility for every suicide bombing in Israel the last two years, including an attack in Tel Aviv last April that killed eight Israelis and American teenager Daniel Wultz.

New news is old news once again, America gives money to the Palestinians and they use it to murder Jews.

When will the USA learn the reality of what the Palestinians are.

They are the Nazi's of today a society that has dedicated itself to a cult of murdering Jews.

March 27, 2007

Poll: 50% of Israeli Jews support state-backed Arab emigration

Last update - 23:56 27/03/2007 Poll: 50% of Israeli Jews support state-backed Arab emigration By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent

A Poll sponsored by the Center for the Campaign Against Racism found that half the Jewish population of Israel believe the state should encourage Arab emigration.

The poll, conducted by the Geocartography Institute and presented Tuesday at a press conference, found a sharp increase in the number of Israeli Jews who support Arab emigration in comparison to a similar poll conducted last year.

The poll was carried out in December 2006, and included 500 participants. The margin of error is 4.4 percent.

In addition, the poll addresses the Jewish reaction to hearing the Arabic language spoken on the streets of Israel. According to the data, some 50 percent of the participants said they become fearful when they hear the Arabic language spoken around them. 43 percent said they feel uncomfortable, and 30 percent feel hatred. In contrast, last year only 17.5 percent said they feel hatred when faced with spoken Arabic.

The poll participants were also asked about work relations with Arabs. 50 percent said they would refuse to work at a job in which their direct supervisor would be Arab. This number represents a 47 percent increase since the 2005 poll on the same topic.

What do they want from us when Arabs for 100 years have been murdering Jews the only thing this poll tells me is that we are slow learners.

I want to make it 100% clear that I don't include the Druze in this for they are the best people and a great friend to the Jewish people and Israel.

Rice: ‘Hard Work Ahead’

Rice: ‘Hard Work Ahead’

(IsraelNN.com) There is hard work ahead for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters in Jerusalem Tuesday morning.

Rice expressed concern about the lack of movement in talks between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas. She urged the PA to end its terrorist attacks against Israel and called upon the Jewish State to resolve the issue of access between Gaza and other PA territories.

Confidence between the two parties has to be built, said Rice, adding that the benefits would be two-fold; a state for the PA and security for Israel.

It used to be that people that were this out of touch with reality were put in a mental institution and treated for their own good.

But today they are allowed to put Jewish lives at risk and even worse than this to put the future of the Jewish State at risk.

200 Missing in Gaza Cesspool Disaster

200 Missing in Gaza Cesspool Disaster (update)

(IsraelNN.com) Two hundred residents are still missing and six have died after the wall of a cesspool collapsed Tuesday morning in the Bedouin village of Umm Naser in northern Gaza. Some 3,000 people live in the village.

Palestinian Authority Environment Minister Dr. Yousef Safia blamed Israel for the disaster which village council head Ziad Abu Farieh called “our own tsunami.”

Defense Minister Amir Peretz immediately ordered the IDF to provide humanitarian aide to Arabs affected by the raw sewage and to transfer injured people to Israeli hospitals.

Of course this is the fault of Israel, since we have not been in Gaza for two years of course it is our fault.

March 25, 2007

Rice sets out new approach to reviving peace efforts

Rice sets out new approach to reviving peace efforts

US Secretary of State tells reporters after meeting Abbas in Ramallah she’ll pursue ‘parallel’ talks with Israel, PA to ‘move forward on forming Palestinian state’; Palestinian president: We’re certain Shailt is alive and in good shape

Ali Waked
Published: 03.25.07, 18:08 / Israel News

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice set out a new approach on Sunday to reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, saying she would pursue "parallel" talks with the two parties on a common agenda in order to “move forward on forming a Palestinian state.”

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Rice to Palestinians: End incitement against Israel / Associated Press
US secretary of state says Palestinians must expunge inciteful material from textbooks, publish maps that include Israel; Bush administration to reduce proposed $86 million security assistance package to PA government

"Now we are in a situation in which I think a bilateral approach, in which I talk in parallel to the parties ... Is the best way," Rice said at a news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Rice also said all the parties need to have a “destination in mind” to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Rice’s meeting with Abbas was their first meeting since the Islamic militant Hamas and Abbas’ more moderate Fatah Party formed a new coalition government last week.

When is the USA going to give up on the chance for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

One side seeks peace while the other side seeks to murder and destroy, how can their ever be peace?

March 24, 2007

Hamas, Hizbullah Flags 'Decorate' Jaffa

Hamas, Hizbullah Flags 'Decorate' Jaffa

(IsraelNN.com) The Jaffa branch of the Israel Islamic Movements conducted a march in the city Friday, complete with Hamas and Hizbullah flags and posters calling for the destruction of Israel. The march was ostensibly held to protest the ongoing excavation work in the area of the Kotel.

A spokesperson for the Islamic Movement said that the march was a "great success," and that many children from a local state-sponsored school had participated. Jaffa is part of the Tel Aviv Municipality and is frequented by many Jews who shop and work in the area.

Israel needs real leadership to deal with the problem of Israeli Arabs that are traitors. Including the first Arab Minister in the government that refuses to sign the national anthem Hatikva.

Rockets on Sharon Family Farm

Rockets on Sharon Family Farm

(IsraelNN.com) A report released Sunday said that many Kassam rockets have fallen on the farm owned by the family of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The houses on the farm lay 6.9 kilometers from Palestinian Authority-controlled Gaza, while the rest of the farm stretches to 6.2 kilometers from Gaza. Many of the rockets have fallen in the area where Sharon’s wife Lily is buried.

The government will decide Sunday morning whether or not to grant the farm tax benefits that are given to other towns within seven kilometers of Gaza. While still Prime Minister, Sharon asked that his farm be exempt from the benefits, in order to avoid the appearance of impropriety.

I only wish Sharon was still alert and Prime Minister to see the error of his way so he could take Israel to war to solve the problem once and for all.

March 22, 2007

Ashkenazi Warns IDF Not Ready for Another War

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Ashkenazi Warns IDF Not Ready for Another War by Hana Levi Julian

(IsraelNN.com) The army will not be ready any time soon to handle another war, according to IDF Chief of General Staff Lt-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi.

The IDF chief warned the security cabinet Wednesday that the process of bringing the army up to battle-ready status would take several years.

The prime minister's office responded to the above report saying that "such remarks were never made and, in any case, cannot be interpreted as if the IDF is in a situation that requires rehabilitation." The prime minister's office did say that the IDF's thorough investigation process included issues "the correction of which will be implemented in the framework of a multi-year working plan."

Ashkenazi presented the results of military reviews conducted by the General Staff inquiry committees in the months following last summer’s war against Hizbullah terrorists in Lebanon.

The Chief of Staff was joined in the presentation of the summary of the 30 reports by Deputy Chief of Staff Moshe Kaplinski and Brigadier General Danny Biton, the commander of the central ground forces’ training facility.

“Do not think the army will be ready in three months,” he told the security cabinet, adding that the first priority would be to upgrade training for soldiers who are assigned to especially dangerous missions.

Security cabinet members said they were impressed by the candor of the IDF’s self-examination. “The officers admitted where the failures were and which lessons were drawn,” said one minister. “The military certainly investigated the incidents, not just to round off the edges but to tell it as it is.”

The cabinet also had special words of praise for former IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz saying that in the wake of the war, he had run “a set of investigations that bordered on self-flagellation.”

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The link above will take you to a copy of the music video which is being aired on a Palestinian TV channel al-Aqsa.

The video shows Duha the daughter of Reem Riyashi who in 2004 killed herself as a suicde bomber at the check point between Gaza and Israel she murdered four Israelis in her attack.

Riyashi we must remember was set up by her husband and his best friend to be forced into being a suicide bomber.

The friend seduiced Reem and while they were in bed together her husband rushes in and catches the two in the act. He then gives his wife a choice either she can become a victim of an"honor" killing after her husband tell her family or she can carry out a suicide bombing attack.

I really don't understand why the President of the United States of America thinks these people deserve to get any thing, much less a State where they will be able to carry out more terror against not only the innocent Jews of Israel but also against their own innocent children.

March 21, 2007

Man publishes obituary for Israel

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Man publishes obituary for Israel

Mourning loss of his beloved state which was 'murdered by wicked gold-diggers,' 60-year-old Shmuel Gonen blames public for lack of action

Moran Rada
Published: 03.21.07, 08:49 / Israel News

"In sorrow and grief we announce the passing of our beloved State of Israel," read an obituary published in Ha'aretz newspaper Tuesday as one angry man's final attempt to bring about a change.

According to the notice, the State "was murdered by wicked gold-diggers who only sought power, men who would fight and argue. Those who destroyed you (Israel) came from within you."

Death notice reads: "In sorrow and grief we announce the passing of our beloved State of Israel which was murdered by wicked gold-diggers who only sought power, men who would fight and argue. Those who destroyed you came from within you."

The notice was ordered by 60-year-old Shmuel Gonen of the central city of Kiryat Ono, who stressed that he was not mourning the establishment of the State, but the fate to which it has fallen.

According to Gonen, the situation in the country has become unbearable. "The State has come to resemble a banana republic. Officials stand trial for financial and other offences. There is no accountability," he said.

"The government offices are like ping-pong tables; ministers don't last more than three-four months in office, nothing can be done at this rate. There are Knesset members who act like they are in the circus," he continued.

The "wicked gold-diggers" Gonen referred to in the notice are no other than the State's leaders.

"If there are income-tax heads being prosecuted, if there are serious investigations within the police, if the prime minister and the State comptroller are at war and the prime minister and the defense minister are barely talking – how can a country be run like this?" he wondered.

'Israelis complain but do nothing'
Gonen also holds a lot of anger toward Israel's citizens themselves, saying, "All they do is munch on seeds, complain, and do nothing."

He defined the Israeli public as good people, but said they act like a heard of sheep and the blood of the finest among them is being spilled.

Gonen did not specify how much the notice cost him, but said it was "a significant amount of money, a few thousand shekels."

"I don't care about the money; I care more about the State. I do what I can for it, and this notice was also a way of acting," he said.

Gonen said that he received countless phone calls from readers who called in a display of identification and support. Nonetheless, he is doubtful that they will act.

"I am not that naïve to think that every one of those who called me will do something. The public is tired, and each one is busy with their own business."

"I don't want to sound like someone who is grieving the establishment of the State of Israel, the State is strong and we have been through a lot of suffering, but it is a pity that pure blood is spilled in wars and road accidents. There are people who give their souls and spirits, and there are low-lifes running the State," he concluded.

Two Terrorists Die after Clashes with IDF

Two Terrorists Die after Clashes with IDF

(IsraelNN.com) Two terrorists wounded by IDF gunfire in separate clashes Wednesday have died. One of them belonged to the Fatah faction and was hit after he shot at soldiers near Shechem.

The second incident occurred near Ramallah, capital of the Palestinian Authority (PA), when terrorists armed with rifles and grenades attacked IDF troops. None of the soldiers was injured.

Please note that one of the terrorist was Fatah the very same terrorist that President Bush and Condi Rice want to give funding to.

I don't understand their thinking at all.

Thanks For The Warning

Last update - 21:38 21/03/2007 Khamenei: Iran will retaliate if attacked over nuclear row By Reuters

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned on Wednesday that Tehran would strike back with everything it has if attacked over its nuclear program, which the United States believes is aimed at making atom bombs.

Khamenei, who has previously threatened U.S. regional interests if attacked, was speaking in the northeastern city of Mashhad to mark the Iranian new year, which falls on March 21.

"If they want to threaten us and use force and violence against us, they should not doubt that Iranian officials will use all they have in their power to deal a blow to those who assault them," he said in an address carried by Iranian television news.

I want to say thank you for the warning and as a result of your attitude towards nukes and Israel and the terrorism that you will unleash after Israel or the USA takes out your nuke program.

I say we should hit you so hard you will loose the ability to even raise you voice in protest to the attack on your nukes much less to engage in terrorism against innocent people.

Rice: US will cut security aid to PA

Mar. 21, 2007 18:41 | Updated Mar. 21, 2007 20:22 Rice: US will cut security aid to PA By ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON The Bush administration will reduce a proposed $86 million security assistance package to the Palestinian Authority government in an effort to see that none of the money ends up with forces loyal to Hamas.

As she prepares to visit the Middle East later this week, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday she would soon send Congress a revised package that will ensure only security elements loyal to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas receive the aid.

"I have reformulated the plan, its almost ready to come to you," Rice told lawmakers. "It will request less money, precisely because some of the money I would have requested I could not fully account for."

# Report: Palestinian aid rises to $1.2b.

She did not provide specifics of the reduction but said the new plan would leave intact a "firewall" aimed at keeping the money away from Hamas, a partner in the new Palestinian Authority unity government established last weekend.

Rice said US officials were in the final stages of examining the new Palestinian Authority security apparatus and its command structure so that funds will not end up with extremists.

Testifying before a House subcommittee that controls foreign aid, Rice said the inclusion of Hamas in the government posed a challenge to Middle East peacemaking because of its refusal to recognize Israel and reject violence to achieve its aims.

"Frankly, the formation of the Palestinian unity government has provided something of a challenge," she said. "The United States is not prepared to change its assistance policies toward this government because it does not recognize those foundational principles."

Rice said the US remained committed to peace and would carry on contacts with Abbas. She said her trip to the region, starting Friday, would demonstrate that.

"I think it is extremely important to show American commitment to a political horizon so that the Palestinian people can see their future rests with moderate forces like [Abbas], not with those forces that are extreme," Rice said.

Rice uses the phrase "political horizon" to refer to the long-range goal of creating a Palestinian state that would coexist with Israel.

"We will not suspend our contacts with those in the Palestinian government who have a record of fighting for peace," she said.

Her comments came a day after a senior US diplomat met the PA finance minister, a moderate, in the first direct US talks with the PA government since its weekend formation.

Israel has said it will not deal with the government and Tuesday's meeting was seen by many as a sign of a rift between Washington and its top Middle East ally.

How stupid does the USA think we are?

Does Condi Rice really think that after 43 years of Jews being murdered by Fatah, we should accept that they are really partners for peace when they are still murdering Jews today?

Once again and this is for the stupid ones in Washington D.C. Fatah is Hamas and Hamas is Fatah they both want Israel destroyed and 6,000,000 dead Jews.

6,000,000 dead Jews sounds like the job the Nazi's did, so Hamas and Fatah together equals the Palestinian people who are today's Nazi's.

Would FDR have sent aid to the Nazi's in 1940 when the allies of the USA were in a war with the Nazi's, history show us no he did not.

History should judge Bush and Rice as fools for what they are doing.

March 20, 2007

'Islamic world in cold war'


Islamic world in cold war'

Israeli experts: Shiite-Sunni conflict dramatically escalated in recent months, Sunnis obsessed with Iranian threat

Yaakov Lappin
Published: 03.20.07, 22:45 / Israel News

The Islamic world is entering a cold war period as the divide between Shiites and Sunnis escalates, Israeli experts said during a conference at Tel Aviv University on Tuesday afternoon.

Dr. Uzi Rabi, of the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University, said both Iran and Sunni nations were sending envoys to battle it out in Iraq.

"There are many reports of Saudi Arabia indirectly supporting al-Qaeda, in order to prevent a Shiite takeover of Baghdad," Rabi said.

"There is a cold war going on in the Middle East between the agents of Iran and Sunni states," he argued, adding: "pragmatic Arab states, such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and the small Gulf states, have recently joined into a bloc aimed at checking the Shiite phenomenon sweeping the Middle East."

He added that for the first time in Israel's history, there was a possibility for the country to "partially join this Sunni strategic alliance."

Rabi cited Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who said in a speech that Shiites that live in Arab states were disloyal to their home countries, and saved their allegiances for Iran. "Jordan has also warned of the Shiite axis stretching from Iran to the Mediterranean that could split the Arab Muslim heart of the area," Rabi noted.

He stressed a massive growth of anti-Shiite reports in the Sunni media, and an "obsessive" level of coverage on the alleged attempt by Shiites to convert Sunnis to Shiism. "I am amazed by the volume of reports on this," Rabi said.

"There is a sea of articles on the Shiite danger. Sunni states have called for collective action to stop the Shiites, and may even begin nuclear programs to counter the Iranian threat," he added.

Rabi said the Sunni states also used the pretext of a Shiite threat to crack down on radical Sunni opposition groups at home.

"The conflict between Shiites and Sunnis is not a passing phenomenon. This conflict has crossed the borders of Iraq," he concluded.

Iran seeking access to border with Israel

the Islamic Republic was seeking to spread its influence to any area in the Middle East that was not strong enough to repel it, with the Palestinian Authority being a prime example of such a region. "Hamas can help Iran link up to the border with Israel," Menshari said. "Wherever the ground gives way, Iran can be found. They go after the soft targets, such as Lebanon, Gaza, and Iraq, but stay away from the strong countries," he stressed.

Menshari added that "to believe that there was homogenous body of Shiites, a unified axis, would be doing ourselves an injustice."

He cited many voices within Iran that were opposed to the government of the ayatollahs, saying: "There is a series of religious leaders in Iran opposed to clerical control of the state."

Chief of staff: 'Reserves are the IDF's main strength'

Chief of staff: 'Reserves are the IDF's main strength' By Amos Harel

Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said in his first appearance before the Israel Defense Forces brass that "the reserves are the main strength of the IDF."

His statement signaled a departure from the policy of his predecessor, Dan Halutz, who minimized the importance of the reserves, a process that began before his time with budget and training cuts for the reserve forces.

Officers from the rank of colonel and above from all branches of the IDF were present at yesterday's meeting at the Hatzor air force base. The gathering served as the opportunity for a declaration of principles by Ashkenazi, the new chief of staff, who took office about a month ago.

Ashkenazi talked for about an hour on a number of issues, first and foremost lessons learned from the war in Lebanon, and noted that the war ended with a sense of a missed opportunity.

He made few references to Halutz.

Ashkenazi said special emphasis would be placed in the coming year on training among both the reserves and the regular army, and told the officers that they should foster communication with reserve soldiers.

He said another lesson of the war was the need it demonstrated for a well-organized training system at both the command level and among combat troops.

March 19, 2007

Hamas: We didn’t sell out

Hamas: We didn’t sell out

After establishing unity government with Fatah, Hamas launches campaign to clarify that group is not surrendering hard-line principles; ‘Any Hamas leader who ever recognizes Israel will be kicked out,’ declares Hamas lawmaker

Ali Waked
Published: 03.19.07, 19:30 / Israel News

While Israel and most of the international community refuse to recognize the new Palestinian coalition, Hamas is planning a massive public relations campaign to clarify that the group is not capitulating its principles despites its cooperation with Fatah.

Hamas stressed that the basic doctrine of the new Hamas-Fatah Palestinian government, which was sworn in Saturday, does not constitute a retreat from the movement's historical principles.

The Palestinian press, however, is reporting serious disagreements within the group regarding the new government ’s basic doctrine.

Outgoing Foreign Minister Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar launched an assault on the new government’s principles during a speech Monday calling them weak and insufficient.

'No fissures'

Hamas faction member Mushir al-Masri however insisted that there were no disagreements or fissures within the party. He said Hamas’ principles had not changed in any way.

The government’s platform, he explained, constitutes common basic principles that are meant to unite all the Palestinian factions but do not necessarily express all aspects of Hamas’ stance.

“There isn’t a chance any Hamas leader will ever recognize Israel,” said outgoing Interior Minister Said Siam. “We will not betray our values and we will not betray our land. We will leave this world as shahids (martyrs) without recognizing Israel.”

Siam further noted that if any Hamas member dared recognize Israel, he would be swiftly ejected from the movement. Siam did not deny, however, that considering Hamas’ values the current unity government was not ideal. However, the deadly intra-Palestinian conflicts necessitated certain concessions, he noted.

Hamas spokesperson Dr. Ismail Radwan also declared that Hamas’ values had not changed. Hamas considers resistance operations to be a strategic option to respond to the enemy’s crimes, Radwan declared.

Unity not for everyone

The comments by senior Hamas leaders indicate that there was indeed resistance within the movement during the process of establishing the unity government, especially regarding signing basic principles which do not entirely reflect their views.

Many militant Islamic groups severely criticized Hamas for “selling out their principles.”

Al-Qaeda second-in-command Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri slammed Hamas on numerous occasions, including in a tape broadcast on al-Jazzeera in which he consoles the Muslim world for the death of Hamas as a fighting Islamic group. Hamas sold out their principles for a few seats in the Palestinian government, al-Zawahiri charged.

Meanwhile, in an official statement Hamas denied reports that the appointment of Mahammad Dahlan as national security advisor was in cooperation with PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

Hamas criticized the appointment Monday morning saying Dahlan was not a unifying figure and his appointment was steeped in controversy. Fatah however said Hamas’ statement was not justified as the appointment was made with the agreement of both sides.

Once again lets be very clear Hamas is Fatah and Fatah is Hamas and they both are todays Nazi'sin that they want to murder 6,000,000 Jews and to wipe Israel off the map.

But both Olmert and the USA are going to keep playing their stupid little peace games no matter how many Jews will be murdered.

Officials: Karni shooting shows Hamas’ true colors

Officials: Karni shooting shows Hamas’ true colors

Senior diplomatic officials say Monday’s shooting attack which Hamas claimed responsibility for is ‘Hamas’ answer to those who think we should talk to new Palestinian unity government'

Ronny Sofer
Published: 03.19.07, 18:17 / Israel News

Officials in Jerusalem were not surprised by the shooting attack near the Karni terminal north the Gaza Strip Monday morning which moderately wounded an Israeli man.

“This is Hamas’ answer, in record time – as soon as the coalition government was established – to all those who think there can be dialogue with (Hamas),” diplomatic officials said Monday afternoon after Hamas took responsibility for the terror attack.

On Sunday the Israeli government decided not to hold contacts with the new Palestinian unity leadership, and today’s incident appears to have strengthened this stance.

“This is an atrocious act which indicates the true intentions under the mask Hamas has donned lately to win international recognition and legitimization. This is also the answer to all those who say we should try to talk with Hamas regardless of their failure to accept the international community’s preconditions,” the officials declared.

The Israeli man sustained moderate wounds Monday morning by a Palestinian sniper near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, north of the Gaza Strip.

'Saved by a miracle'

The victim, Koby Ohayon, 42, was an employee of the Electrical Company who was conducting infrastructure work at a gas terminal near the kibbutz upon the IDF’s request.

Recovering in Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva, Ohayon described the incident: “We were carrying out maintenance work for the IDF, and in the middle I heard shots and I felt like a hammer was falling on me.”

A bullet entered his groin area and exited by his hip. “I am going to pray the deliverance blessing – I was saved by a miracle,” Ohayon said, adding that the incident strengthened his Right-wing views.

Ok so now what are we going to do about it, talk or clean house. It is well past time to tell the world that their is no peace process and to stop playing games and to go to war against our enemy, the Palestinians.

March 18, 2007

U.S. Will Deal with Fatah, not with Hamas

U.S. Will Deal with Fatah, not with Hamas

(IsraelNN.com) The Bush administration, unlike Israel, will allow direct contact with Fatah members of the new Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government that includes Hamas, the American consulate said Sunday. The statement came shortly after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said no contacts would be held with Fatah except for matters concerning the "quality of life" of PA Arabs.

However, Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, spokeswoman for the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, said the American government will continue to boycott Hamas members of the new government and will continue the ban on direct financial aid to the PA government.

I don't under stand how America can be so blind to the fact that Fatah is Hamas and Hamas is Fatah when it come to wanting to destroy Israel and murder Jews.

Checkpoints are a good thing

Soldiers Find Explosives at Checkpoint

(IsraelNN.com) IDF soldiers found explosives in the bags of two Arabs on Sunday afternoon. The two were trying to pass through a checkpoint west of Shechem. One of the explosive charges weighed seven kilograms.

The explosives were destroyed in a controlled blast. The two Arabs were transferred to security services for questioning.

Poll: Over 25% of Israeli Arabs say Holocaust never happened

Last update - 23:21 18/03/2007 Poll: Over 25% of Israeli Arabs say Holocaust never happened By Fadi Eyadat, Haaretz Correspondent and The Associated Press

More than a quarter of Israel's Arab citizens believe the Holocaust never happened, and nearly two thirds of Israeli Jews avoid entering Arab towns, a poll by a University of Haifa sociologist showed Sunday.

The poll, conducted by Sami Smoocha, a prominent sociologist at the University of Haifa, showed a wide gap of mistrust, anger and fear between Israel's majority Jews and its Arab citizens, who make up a fifth of Israel's citizens.

In its most dramatic finding, the poll showed that 28 percent of Israeli Arabs did not believe the Holocaust happened, and that among high school and college graduates the figure was even higher - 33 percent.

According to Smoocha's analysis, radicals in the Arab world believe the Holocaust to be a political event, and many feel that by denying it they are expressing opposition to Israel.

Among Israeli Jews, 63 percent said they avoid entering Arab towns and cities, and 68 percent fear the possibility of civil unrest among Israeli Arabs.

Pollsters interviewed 721 Arabs and 702 Jews. The margin of error was 3.7 percentage points. Asked about Israel's war with Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon last summer, nearly half of the Israeli Arabs polled - 48 percent - said they believe that Hezbollah's rocket attacks on towns in northern Israel during that war were justified, even though numerous Arabs were killed and wounded in those attacks.

While 89 percent said they view Israel's bombing of Lebanon as a war crime, only 44 percent said they see Hezbollah's attacks on Israel as such. Hezbollah pelted northern Israel with nearly 4,000 rockets.

Half of Israeli Arab respondents said Hezbollah's capture of Israel Defense Forces reserves soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev in a cross-border raid was justified. That incident sparked the 34-day conflict.

In a press release accompanying the poll's publication, Smoocha expressed surprise at the results.

"One would have expected more pro-Israeli results among Israeli Arabs due to the uniqueness of the most recent war: a war with no involvement of the Palestinians, a war in which the lives and belongings of Israelis were endangered, a war against an Islamic fundamentalist group that most of them don't support," Smoocha said.

These are Israeli Arabs not Palestinians, but like I have asked many Israeli's through the years why should an Arab west of a line on a map like us and east of the line want us dead. Why should a line that is there due to tyhe fate of war make anyone like us.

I think we wll see more Israeli Arabs become terrorist as part of the world wide jihad that is gripping Islam.

March 17, 2007

Majadele refuses to sing national anthem

Majadele refuses to sing national anthem

Rightist MKs slam Israel's first Arab minister, who said in newspaper interview he would not sing anthem, because song was written 'only for Jews'

Amnon Meranda
Published: 03.17.07, 23:37 / Israel News

Rightist Knesset members strongly criticized Minister Raleb Majadele Saturday, after he said in an interview to Yedioth Ahronoth this weekend that he refuses to sing Israel's national anthem, Hatikva.

In the interview, Majadele said, "Of course I would not sing the anthem in its current form. But before we talk about symbols, I want
to talk about equal education for my children. It's more important that my son would be able to buy a house, live with dignity… the Arabs are not in a mood to sing right now."

Majadele told Ynet following interview that, "As a government minister, I swore allegiance to the laws of the State of Israel, and I intend to honor them." Majadele noted that he expresses his respect to the national anthem by standing up whenever the song is being sung.

"To the best of my knowledge, the law does not require me to sing the anthem, but to honor it. I fail to understand how an enlightened, sane Jew allows himself to ask a Muslim person with a different language and culture, to sing an anthem that was written for Jews only," he added.

'Majadele must apologize'
Majadele's statements prompted harsh responses among right-wing MKs. MK Arieh Eldad (National Union-National Religious Party) said that a man who refuses to sing the national anthem should not be a minister.

"I don't want to force Minister Majadele to sing the anthem, but I don't want to see as a minister a man who does not identify with Israel's character, and who declares he does not identify with the national anthem," he stated.

MK Zevulun Orlev (National Union-NRP) was also furious with Majadele's words and said that the prime minister should order the minister to apologize.

"Majadele's statements should raise deep concern. They represent a clear violation of his ministerial oath to be loyal to the State of Israel and its laws. I call on the prime minister to demand that he make it clear he is loyal to the State of Israel as a Jewish state," he declared.

Tibi: Attacks are hypocritical
Meanwhile, MK Ahmed Tibi voiced his support for Majadele, and said that he too never sings the anthem.

"The attacks on him from the Right are hypocritical, self-righteous and ridiculous. Hatikva's words cannot be sung by any Arab citizen," Tibi said, adding that any reasonable Jew should sympathize with this sentiment, "Including honest rightists who have already accepted the fact that the words are aimed at the Jewish, not the Arab, soul."

"Lately we have witnessed a torrent of anti-Arab statements, and this should be understood in this context," he concluded.

This is why we should not have any Arab minister in the government as how can we demand from them that they support a Jewish State.

March 15, 2007

Pro-Palestinian French group appeals to stop Jerusalem tram

Pro-Palestinian French group appeals to stop Jerusalem tram

Organization tries to obtain legal injunction stopping 2 French companies from building Jerusalem tram claiming project violates interests of Palestinians in 'occupied Jerusalem'

Ali Waked
Published: 03.15.07, 23:59 / Israel News

A French-Palestinian organization is taking two French companies involved in the light-rail project in Jerusalem to court, claiming that "the project is aimed at connecting between occupied Jerusalem and the Israeli settlements in west Jerusalem."

The judicial action is being brought against the two companies, Alstom and Veolia, based on a clause in the French law allowing the court to cancel any agreement that could violate public peace and good intentions.

The organization claims that the tram would violate the interests of Palestinians in "occupied Jerusalem," breaching international law. It is requesting the court's intervention in immediately annulling the contracts between the French companies and Israel.

In 2005 the contract to build the train was signed with City Pass consortium comprising of renowned train manufacturer Alstom, operating company Connex's subsidiary Veolia, the Israeli Construction and Infrastructures company Ashtrom and Israel's Polar Investments.

The French organization claimed that Israel was exploiting international and regional crises to create a new permanent reality in Jerusalem and its vicinity, expanding the settlements, building the separation fence and constructing the light rail.

'Rail line will be used by all residents of Jerusalem'

According to the prosecutors, the tram is meant to "turn the settlements that are located close to Jerusalem into Jewish neighborhoods of the city, facilitating transport to and from these settlements and encouraging more people to live there."

They explained that the move will also create Israeli strongholds in Arab parts of Jerusalem, will prevent their neighborhood developing and will isolate the east Jerusalem neighborhoods from the West bank. The project will expropriate dozens of acres of land from Arabs, they said.

The Organization is appealing to the international community to prevent the project from being realized in its current plan and to ensure that no company contributes to this "breach of international law."

City Pass group Spokesman Itsho Gur said in response: "The light rail is a component of the new transport infrastructure of the city, aimed at providing a solution to the transportation congestion in Jerusalem."

He added that City Pass was going to build the first light-rail line that will be used by all residents of Jerusalem – Jews, Muslims and Christians – without regard to race, creed or gender.

Parole Board Calls to Cancel Ramon Conviction

Parole Board Calls to Cancel Ramon Conviction

(IsraelNN.com) A parole board submitted a recommendation to the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Thursday in which they called on the court to cancel the conviction of former Justice Minister Chaim Ramon. Ramon was convicted in January of forcibly kissing a female soldier. The parole board asked that the offense be erased from his criminal record, and that his punishment be 180 days of community service.

The prosecution objected to the parole board’s recommendation, saying that Ramon should be held to high standards due to his status as a government minister. The prosecution called for Ramon to be sentenced to parole, and to be required to pay damages to the woman he kissed. They also requested that Ramon be forbidden from taking public office for a number of years.

How corrupt can Israel become?

How removed from the real people can the leadership become?

Palestinians swear allegiance to Bin Laden

Palestinians swear allegiance to Bin Laden

'We pledge loyalty to Sheikh Osama Bin Laden and we will carry out jihad,' online statement says

Yaakov Lappin
Published: 03.15.07, 18:28 / Israel News

A group of Palestinians have sworn allegiance to Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda, according to statement posted on a major internet jihad forum last month.

The message appeared on the al-Firdaws forum – a meeting point of jihadis from around the world – and declared: "We believe that God
will walk on the path of Sheikh Osama, may God preserve him, and the path of the martyr Abu Musab al-Zarqawi…. We in the jihad in the land of Rabat (Islamic term for Israel – Y.L.) do not belong to any faction, and we declare loyalty to Sheikh Osama, may God preserve him. We pledge to go down the path of the martyrs and fighters in Mesopotamia (Iraq), Chechnya, Afghanistan, and all parts of the world."

Earlier this week, al-Qaeda number two leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, accused Hamas of falling into "the swamp of surrender," following the formation of the Hamas- Fatah unity government.

'Abbas is a client of the Americans'

Zawahiri's message was echoed in the internet statement. "We, a group of Muslim youth, created this group, praise God… we do not see any of the organizations that exist in Palestine as being affiliated to Islam. They are only affiliated to special interests," the message added.

The user who posted the message, calling himself Abu Ahmad, accused Hamas of allying itself to a "secular Fatah."

"Abbas is a client of the Americans, and (PA security chief Muhammad) Dahlan is a client of the Zionists," he wrote.

The group's statement asked Muslims around the world for support, and expressed a desire to "become holy fighters for the sake of God and Islam."

The statement received a plethora of support by online jihad members. "God bless you brother, and may he protect you on the road ahead of you," wrote one user. "Hamas has lost the privileges of God and the true path," he added.

Another Palestinian posting on the forum, who appears to be a supporter of Hamas, was critical of the announcement. "My brother should not flaunt his group at the expense of another group," he wrote. "We have our ideas and strategies, and you have forgotten that the truce (with Israel) has given us time... You have to prepare to move beyond faith, and prepare militarily," he added.

March 14, 2007

Hamas TV: Disengagement Key to Israel’s Destruction

Published: 03/14/07, 8:55 PM

Hamas TV: Disengagement Key to Israel’s Destruction

by Ezra HaLevi

(IsraelNN.com) Hamas-controlled television is broadcasting a statement by the group’s late leader Ahmad Yassin several times a day saying Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza is the key to the destruction of the entire Jewish state.

The Islamist terror group which has ruled the Palestinian Authority since it overcame the Fatah group in parliamentary elections has launched the Al Aksa Satellite TV channel.

“Al Aqsa Satellite TV broadcasts numerous political messages during its daily programming,” reads a report by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which monitors and translates PA broadcasts. “The message that has been repeating most frequently this month is a statement made by Ahmad Yassin, founder and former head of Hamas, who was killed by Israel.”

Yassin’s statement was made in 2005, in response to Ariel Sharon’s announcement of an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza:

“Sharon said yesterday that 'Nezarim [Israeli town in Gaza Strip] is [like] Tel Aviv.' Today he says: 'The day is near when we will leave Gaza.' That’s it, it’s lost, Tel Aviv is gone. They are defeated, they have no words left.”

Continuing his prediction of where Disengagement would lead, Yassin said: “When this process will end, they will become a state with no ability, helpless. They established a state to protect the Jews from death and murder. If death and murder chase them in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Netanya and everywhere among them, then they will say: 'What am I doing here? I founded a state to protect me from death, and if death chases me, I want to flee and go back to Europe and America.'”

But they are wrong when the cowards,scum and traitors leave Israel it will leave the rest of us that want to fight to keep a Jewish State and at that point in time we will end the problem with a war that will destroy the Palestinians ability to wage terror and murder on us for decades if not longer.

'How many Jews did mama kill?'

'How many Jews did mama kill?'

Hamas TV airs interview with children of female Palestinian suicide bomber

Yaakov Lappin
Published: 03.14.07, 20:54 / Israel News

Two young children of a female Palestinian suicide bomber were interviewed on al-Aqsa TV, operated by Hamas, last week, and asked to count the number of Jews murdered by their mother.

The video clip and the transcript of the interview has been translated by MEMRI and can be viewed on the organization's website.

Rim Al-Riyashi blew herself up in January 2005 at the Karni border crossing between Gaza and Israel, killing four Israelis.

During the broadcast, a smiling interviewer employing a gentle voice asked the young children to count the number of Israelis their mother had killed in the attack.

"Let's talk with the two children of the jihad-fighting martyrdom-seeker Rim Al-Riyashi - Dhoha and Muhammad," the interviewer said. "Dhoha, you love mama, right? Where did mama go?" he asked. "To paradise," answered the little girl.

"What did mama do?" the interviewer asked her. "She committed martyrdom," the child replied.

"She killed Jews, right? How many Jews did mama kill?" the children were asked.

"This many," replied the suicide bomber's son, Muhammad, holding out his hand with all fingers outstretched.

"How many is that?" the interview said. "Five," Muhammad replied.

After being prompted to begin a recitation, the girl said: "In the name of Allah the Merciful the Compassionate. When comes the help of Allah, and victory, and you see people entering the religion of Allah in troops, then celebrate the praise of your Lord, and ask his forgiveness, for he is ever ready to show mercy."

At the end of the broadcast, the interviewer turned to the girl and said: "Do you want to go to mama?"

"Yes," she replied.

What a wonderful people the Palestinians are, we should reward them with a State.

I vote for giving them Texas, since President Bush seems to still want these terrorist Jew hating scum to have a State so I say give them Texas.

March 13, 2007

What Israeli's Think

Public supports boycott of new PA gov't jerusalem post staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Mar. 13, 2007

Despite the intense criticism of the government's functioning of late, the Jewish public appears to support its overall policy on foreign and security issues, according to the February 2003 Peace Index poll published by professors Ephraim Yaar and Tamar Hermann of Tel Aviv University.

Similar to Israel's official position, a majority of the Jewish public thinks the establishment of a Palestinian unity government reduces the chances of reaching a political settlement, and does not believe an agreement based on a two-state solution can be reached with such a government.

A large majority also supports the official policy of not negotiating with a Palestinian unity government until it recognizes Israel and fulfills the Quartet's other conditions, particularly fighting terror. At the same time, though, the prevailing opinion is that Israel cannot allow the present situation to continue and must make greater efforts than in the past to reach a political settlement with the Palestinians.

# Diskin: Hamas members training in Iran

On the Syrian issue, as in the past the dominant position is against a peace agreement in return for a full withdrawal from the Golan Heights, and a majority also supports not responding to the Syrian initiative to renew negotiations as long as it supports Hizbullah and other terrorist organizations.

The Syrian approach is seen as resulting from weakness and not from a genuine desire for peace.

As for Iran, the unanimous view is that its nuclear armament constitutes an existential danger, and a small majority also says Israel should attack the Iranian nuclear facilities even if it has to do so alone. Again similar to the official position, the majority favors adhering to Israel's traditional policy of ambiguity regarding its nuclear capacity.

In the domestic sphere, the Jewish public continues its overwhelming support for the efforts at rooting out corruption in the public sector, and only a small minority thinks these efforts are excessive and harm the government's ability to function.

Those are the main conclusions of the Peace Index survey that was carried out on February 26-27, 2007.

About 55 percent of the Jewish public now thinks the establishment of a Palestinian national unity government would reduce the chances of reaching a settlement and only 25% believe its establishment would increase those chances (the rest have no opinion on the matter). There is a majority for this view among supporters of all the parties.

Fifty-six percent of the Jewish public thinks it would be impossible to reach a settlement with a Hamas-Fatah government based on the principle of two states for two peoples, compared to 40% who think it would be possible.

An overwhelming majority - 83% - say Israel should not recognize a Palestinian unity government or talk with it as long as it has not recognized Israel and fulfilled the Quartet's conditions, especially in regard to fighting terror.

As expected, the views are different in the Arab sector. Here a small majority of 52% thinks the establishment of the Palestinian unity government increases the chances for a settlement, and 64% say a settlement can currently be reached based on the principle of two states for two peoples. Only about one-fourth think Israel should avoid contacts with the unity government as long as it has not recognized Israel and fulfilled the Quartet's conditions.

Nevertheless, the dominant view - 63% of the Jewish public and 86% of the Arab public -is that the present situation is dangerous for Israel, and it should make greater efforts than in the past to reach a political settlement.

A hawkish line also holds sway among Israeli Jews on the Syrian issue, similar to the government's position. Only about one-fifth are in favor of peace for a full withdrawal from the Golan Heights and only 41% believe Israel should respond positively to Syria's call to return to negotiations even if it has not stopped supporting Hizbullah and other terrorist organizations. Conversely, 52% of Jews think Syria's call for talks stems from weakness and Israel should not respond positively.

In the Arab sector, 81% support the formula of full peace for a full withdrawal from the Golan, and 73% think the government should respond positively to Syria's call to return to the negotiating table without stipulating that it end its support for Hizbullah and the other terrorist organizations.

On the Iranian issue, too, the Israeli Jewish public sees eye-to-eye with the government. Eighty-two percent believe Teheran's nuclear armament constitutes an existential danger to Israel. And a majority - albeit smaller (48.5% vs. 39%) - say Israel should attack Iran's nuclear facilities and destroy them even if it has to do so by itself.

Interestingly, in the Arab sector as well a majority, albeit not large at 53%, view the Iranian armament as an existential danger to Israel, but only 8% favor Israel attacking the nuclear facilities in Iran even if it does so by itself.

The researchers also looked into the public's position on Israel's traditional policy of nuclear ambiguity. Jews show clear support for ambiguity among voters for all parties, with 62% in favor of maintaining this policy. In the Arab sector, however, 54% think Israel should openly declare that it has nuclear weapons.

As in recent months, a majority - both in the Jewish (64%) and the Arab (55%) public - support continuing the efforts to expose corruption in the public sector with only a minority seeing these efforts as excessive.

Telephone interviews for the poll included 590 interviewees who represent the adult Jewish and Arab population. The sampling error is 4.5%

Diskin: PA Terrorists Using Ceasefire to Re-arm

Diskin: PA Terrorists Using Ceasefire to Re-arm

(IsraelNN.com) Palestinian Authority terrorist organizations are using the opportunity created by the limited ceasefire negotiated between Israel and the PA almost four months ago to re-arm, according to General Security Services (Shin Bet) Director Yuval Diskin.

The security chief informed the Knesset Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday that PA terrorists across the board are taking advantage of Israel’s promise not to carry out military operations in Gaza, smuggling in tons of explosives through the border with Egypt among other weaponry.

Hundreds of Kassam rockets have been fired at western Negev communities in Israel since the supposed ceasefire went into effect last November. Terrorist organizations are also working on ways to fine-tune the range of the homemade Kassam rockets, which have already exploded in Ashkelon a number of times so far this year.

Wow what a shock Arabs using a cease fire to re-arm in order to murder more Jews.
When will we ever learn, no cease fires no talk just a just war to remove the terrorist threat from all of Israel.

UN: Israel Did Not Damage Temple Mount

UN: Israel Did Not Damage Temple Mount

(IsraelNN.com) Israel Antiquities Authority workers have not damaged the Al-Aksa mosque, or any other structure on the Temple Mount, confirmed a United Nations committee.

UNESCO investigators were sent by the world body to inspect the repair work being carried out on a broken footbridge leading from the Rambam (Mughrabi Gate) in the Old City near the Temple Mount. The team visited the site in response to allegations by enraged Muslims that Israel was damaging the mosque.

Archaeologists are continuing excavations intended to find and preserve artifacts that may be uncovered during the construction process.

March 12, 2007

BBC Reporter Kidnapped by PA Terrorists in Gaza

Published: 03/12/07, 6:53 PM

BBC Reporter Kidnapped by PA Terrorists in Gaza

by Hana Levi Julian

(IsraelNN.com) A reporter with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was kidnapped Monday by masked gunmen as violence returned to Gaza.

According to a senior Palestinian Authority security official, four terrorists dragged reporter Alan Johnston from his vehicle and forced him into a white car which then drove off. Jerusalem Bureau Chief Simon Wilson confirmed that the network had lost contact with the reporter, but would not say whether he had been kidnapped.

A car that was discovered abandoned near Johnston’s Gaza City apartment was identified as belonging to the Scottish national, who apparently tossed a business card onto the seat as he was pulled out of the car. A leasing contract further identified the car as having been rented to the BBC.

PA security personnel set up checkpoints on roads leading out of the city, as a spokesman for PA Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s Hamas terrorist organization condemned the abduction. “We call on these criminal groups to stop this destruction of our reputation and to let this journalist go free,” he told the Associated Press. There was no immediate comment from PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction.

Anti Terror Actions

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Mar. 12, 2007 22:15 | Updated Mar. 12, 2007 23:45 IDF troops kill Palestinian gunman in firefight near Jenin By JPOST.COM STAFF

IDF troops on Monday night killed a Palestinian gunman south of Jenin during a fierce exchange of fire with between three Palestinian operatives and an IDF patrol, Palestinian sources reported.

The IDF said that an armed Palestinian opened fire at IDF troops operating in the area, and the troops returned fire.

There were no casualties among the soldiers.

It was unclear to which organization the gunman belonged.

Earlier Monday, IDF troops arrested 26-year-old Tanzim operative Khatim Abdel Khativ in the Kalandiya refugee camp. Khativ was involved in planting a bomb at the Atarot Airport in 2002, and he also attempted to carry out several other attacks on IDF troops in the West Bank, the IDF said.

In addition, Border Police arrested three members of Hamas near the Bir Zeit bridge on suspicion of attempting to kidnap Israelis in the West Bank, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Services) released for publication on Monday afternoon. Army Radio reported that the three, who were arrested in February, planned to use the kidnapped Israelis as bargaining chips for Palestinian prisoners.

In a separate development, undercover border policemen arrested two Islamic Jihad operatives west of Jenin on Monday afternoon. The men were caught in a car, along with two other Palestinian youths who were detained for interrogation.

March 09, 2007

UN panel tells Israel to stop Discrimination Against Arabs

UN panel tells Israel to stop Discrimination Against Arabs

Human rights watchdog group asks Israel to recalibrate security solutions to avoid discrimination against Palestinians, Arab Israelis

Published: 03.10.07, 00:15 / Israel News

Israel should ease roadblocks and other restrictions on Palestinians and put a stop to settler violence and hate speech, a United Nations rights watchdog said on Friday.

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said Israel's security measures to ward off

suicide bombings and other attacks must be recalibrated to avoid discrimination against Arab Israelis or Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank.

The committee, which met for four weeks in Geneva, concluded that Israel should cease building the security fence in and around the West Bank and ensure that its various checkpoints and road closures do not reinforce segregation.

It also voiced concern at an unequal distribution of water resources, a disproportionate targeting of Palestinians in house demolitions and the "denial of the right of many Palestinians" to return to their land.

Proving once again how anti Israel and stupid the UN is, they file a report that basically says Israel is too hard on Palestinians.

I agree Israel must crack down on the American Natives that are carrying out suicide bombing attacks against our women and children and when we have brought these attacks to an end then we must stop the Chinese that are doing the same thing in daily suicide attacks in Israeli cities.

The UN is worthless and Israel and the USA should stop playing games and leave the UN.

Without Israel to pick on and American money to support their lavish lifestyles the UN will go to where it should go the dust heap of history.

Report: Missing Iranian official can prove Tehran's ties to terror

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Last update - 19:22 09/03/2007
Report: Missing Iranian official can prove Tehran's ties to terror
By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent, and Reuters

The Iranian former deputy defense minister who disappeared in Turkey last month left his country with documents that prove that there is a link between the Iranian military establishment and terror groups including Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, the pan-Arab newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat reported Friday.

A former colleague of Ali Reza Asghari, 63, told the newspaper, which is published in London, that the document also cites groups such as the Mahdi Shi'ite militia operating in Iraq.

Asghari, a retired general in the elite Revolutionary Guards, went missing in what may have been a Western intelligence operation. Turkish newspaper Hurriyet said in an unsourced report that he was involved in Iran's nuclear program. If so, he would be a major asset for Western or Israeli interrogators.

Ram Igra, a retired official with Israel's Mossad espionage agency, said this week that Asghari is best known to Israel as the "founder" of Hezbollah.

Igra said that before Asghari took up the Defense Ministry post, he had been a commander with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the main sponsor Hezbollah.

"In the 1980s and early 1990s, Asgari was responsible for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Lebanon. This is his real importance, not his connection to the Iranian Defense Ministry," Igra told Israel Radio.

"He lived in Lebanon and, in effect, was the man who built, promoted and founded Hezbollah in those years," Igra said. "If he has something to give the West, it is in this context of terrorism and Hezbollah's network in Lebanon."

March 08, 2007

More Kassam, Rock Attacks

More Kassam, Rock Attacks

(IsraelNN.com) Terrorists fired a Kassam rocket towards Jewish towns in the western Negev on Thursday night. The rocket landed near a town without causing injuries.

Terrorists ambushed an Israeli driver north of Jerusalem and attacked his car with rocks. The man was uninjured, but his car suffered damage. Soldiers are searching the area.

If like the Catholic church asserts we are acting like Nazi's, would these attacks be taking place?

Traffic Accident

Fahima Accuses Jailers of Raping Terrorists

(IsraelNN.com) In a speech to an Arab youth group in Haifa on Thursday, convicted Jewish terrorist Tali Fahima accused Israeli prison guards of raping terrorists. Fahima, who gave classified security information to the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, claimed that both the prison guards and investigators from General Security Services regularly raped male and female terrorists in prison.

Fahima refused to call the Arab prisoners “terrorists,” choosing to use the word to describe the prison guards instead. Fahima said that she supports and respects the Arab prisoners, who are in jail for planning or committing terrorist attacks against Israeli Jews.

It is very simple she should have been given the death penalty for what she did or at least maybe a traffic accident can be arranged.

German Church's comparison of Israel to Nazis clear anti-Semitic expression

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Ramallah isn't Warsaw

German Church's comparison of Israel to Nazis clear anti-Semitic expression

Eldad Beck
Published: 03.08.07, 14:17 / Israel Opinion

BERLIN: How much chutzpa, insensitivity, and foolishness is there in a person that dares compare the situation of the Palestinians in the Territories to the state of the Jews at the Warsaw Ghetto in World War II? This is even more so when we are talking about the leaders of Germany's Catholic Church.

Nobody is attempting to claim the living conditions of Palestinians in the Territories are ideal, but nobody has a right to exaggerate the descriptions of those difficult conditions to the point of comparing the Nazis' systematic imprisonment and murder policy to the strict security measures adopted by Israel in order to protect its citizens.

These procedures are at times unacceptable and unbearable, but they are not guided by a deliberate policy of genocide such as the one the Germans pledged allegiance to.

When several members of the Bishop committee, the top body of the Catholic Church in Germany, allow themselves, only several hours after visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, to associate the horrors of the Holocaust with the situation in the Territories, this gives rise to a question: To what extent are the Catholic Church and German society still tainted by anti-Semitism.

We shall recall that according to an explicit definition by the European Union bodies, presenting Israel's acts as comparable to the acts committed by the Nazis is an expression of anti-Semitism.

Rewriting history

If various polls show that 30 percent of Germans believe Israel's attitude to the Palestinians is identical to the Nazi attitude towards the Jews, then too many Germans have not learned any lesson from the history of their country. What's worse, part of the German elites have contributed to it and are still contributing to the fact that Germany's despicable past is blurred within collective memory and replaced by ancient, sickening ideas.

In a most regrettable manner, leading denominations in the Catholic and Protestant Church assist this process of rewriting history.

Here we should mention the support offered by several top Church officials to the Nazi Party, not because they were forced to but because of conviction and faith.

There were of course Church members who resisted, both in words an deeds, and some even paid for it with their lives. But there were also those who collaborated. And there was also the German Catholic Church mission in the Vatican that assisted in a most active manner to the smuggling of thousands of Nazi criminals to South America and the Middle East. No top Church official has expressed regret to this day.

Not any criticism leveled at the Israeli government is a form of anti-Semitism, but there are many in Germany and its churches that allow themselves to express anti-Semitic positions in the guise of such criticism. This, perhaps, is what stands behind the attack of members of the Bishop committee delegation on Israel.

The dignified delegation did not see fit to voice even one word of criticism regarding the persecution of Christians in Palestinian Authority areas, which faces members of these communities with one choice: Emigrate from the "Holy Land." The only thing church leaders had to say is that the Israelis treat the Palestinians like animals and that Ramallah looks like the Warsaw Ghetto.

So I've changed my mind: This is not about chutzpa, insensitivity, and foolishness; this is about pure anti-Semitism, in the best tradition of the Middle Ages. And if they are telling us that Pope Benedict XVI will not be visiting Israel before resolving the question of Church assets, perhaps Israel is the one that should condition the Pope's visit, and particularly that of a German Pope, on complete rejection of the anti-Semitic filth that is still common among his followers.

Israel should respond to this obscene rewriting of the history of the holocaust by nationalizing all of the property of the church in Israel. We need to show the church that they can't have all the good things of the Land of Israel and stab the Jewish people in the back by comparing us to Nazi's.

Just for the sake of argument does anyone really think that if Israel was acting as the Nazi's did against the Jews their would be rockets flying on a daily basis from Gaza into Israel and that every day Palestinians would be able to throw stones at Israeli cars, much less work to launch suicide bombings against Jewish women and children.

Of course not if G-D forbid Israel were to act like Nazi's we by now would have peace in Israel because their would be no more Palestinians inside of Israel, they would have all been murdered.

Israel needs to make anyone who levels these obscene charges against us pay a heavy price.

Olmert On War

Olmert is rewriting history, says MK Eitam

MKs criticize PM's statement that second Lebanon war was planned months in advance, a claim Nasrallah made repeatedly during war. 'If he isn't lying – it's a thousand times worse,' says MK Eldad

Amnon Meranda
Published: 03.08.07, 19:27 / Israel News

"It seems that the prime minister and Nasrallah are getting their stories straight," an outraged MK Effie Eitam told Ynet Thursday on Olmert's statement that the second Lebanon war was planned beforehand.

All throughout the war and afterwards, Hizbullah's leader Hassan Nasrallah defended himself from public criticism by claiming that Israel had already been planning the war and that it "jumped at the chance" to strike.

According to Haaretz, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Winograd Commission that a military operation in case of a kidnapping incident along the Lebanese border was planned as early as March, 2006, four months prior to war.

Several MKs criticized Olmert's statement, which they said backs up Nasrallah's repeated claims, and could jeopardize Israel 's credibility.

"Assuming that Olmert isn’t lying, this statement makes things a thousand times worse. If he approved this plan without making sure that the Home Front was ready and that the IDF was capable of carrying it out – he should be tried for criminal negligence," said MK Arieh Eldad (National Union-National Religious Party).

MK Effie Eitam said, "In an attempt to shake off responsibility for the poor managing of the war, the prime minister is also trying to rewrite history. We remember the time before the war… we heard of the cuts in the defense budget, we heard that there were no more existential threats to Israel.

"Saying that the IDF was prepared for a war in the north and that the prime minister even planned to start a war in the north is untrue. This war was a serious managerial failure for the military's senior echelon, who already took responsibility."

MK Yuval Steinitz (Likud) said, "A country preparing for a war certainly would not be cutting defense budgets, significantly minimizing field-training and reserve recruits. Olmert's testimony that the war was planned was meant only to stop the many attacks and criticism against him and has no real basis."

MK Gideon Sa'ar, chairman of the Likud faction told Ynet, "As usual, Olmert is trying to put responsibility on someone else, and this time, on the IDF. The prime minister bears the highest responsibility for the war's failures… any attempts to escape responsibility are doomed to failure."

This can be true and false at the same time.

All nations have plans drawn up to cover a lot of different situations, which I have no doubt that Israel has such plans filed away.

The problem is that if Olmert, Pertez and Halutz had gone beyond just having some plans sitting around on a disk somewhere and really were planning a war then the level of their neglect goes beyond what we have assessed it at prior to todays testimony by Olmert.

If Olmerts testimony is true then we must face the facts that his performance moves him into criminal negligence from the Israeli side and a war criminal from the Lebanese side.

March 07, 2007

World Bank: Where Did PA Spend $100 million in Aid?

World Bank: Where Did PA Spend $100 million in Aid?

(IsraelNN.com) The World Bank suspects irregularities in $100 million that was sent through the offices of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas last year. Abbas has received more than $250 million in aid from Arab League nations since the American-led boycott was imposed against financing the government after the Hamas terrorist organization won a majority in the legislature last year.

Under pressure from the US and the Quartet, Israel recently transferred $100 million in tax revenues to Abbas. A similar amount of money has not been accounted for, and Abbas has refused to provide a list of expenditures.

"Anecdotal evidence has raised concerns of a significant reduction in transparency and accountability because of erroneous reporting and a failure to submit financial reports regularly," the World Bank stated. Nevertheless, it recommended that Israel release more tax revenues as well as make more "good will" moves in easing travel restrictions.

When will America wake up and look at the reality of the situation that Abbas is Arafat with a shave and a $2,000 suit and that Fatah is Hamas and Hamas is Fatah and they all want Israel destroyed and 6,000,000 dead Jews.

Knesset Finally Rejects Impeachment of Katsav

Knesset Finally Rejects Impeachment of Katsav

(IsraelNN.com) The Knesset House Committee has finally voted on impeaching President Moshe Katsav and rejected the motion, as expected..

Seven MKs voted for impeachment and four voted against, with two abstentions, including committee chairwoman Ruhama Avraham (Kadima). Impeachment requires approval of 19 of the 25 committee members

If the Knesset is unable to impeach the President Moshe Katsav, then it is clear that unless the Israeli people rise up with a new party of the people for the people and by the people then Israel will continue to sink deeper into a pool of corruption.

We will see even more corruption becoming part of the status quo, because that is the way the "elites" run our country.

Sheikh Salah arrested in J'lem - again

Mar. 7, 2007 12:07 | Updated Mar. 7, 2007 15:06 Sheikh Salah arrested in J'lem - again By REBECCA ANNA STOIL AND AP

The leader of the Islamic Movement's Northern Front, Sheikh Raed Salah was arrested on Wednesday, along with one of his followers, for flying PLO and Syrian flags at a protest in Jerusalem's Wadi Joz.

Border Police and Jerusalem police forces detained the two on suspicion of incitement.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the demonstration of some 40 people lacked a legal permit. Police dispersed the protesters using stun grenades and tear gas.

Three policemen were lightly injured, Rosenfeld said. The Arabic TV network Al-Jazeera said one of its cameramen was lightly injured by a stun grenade.

Salah and the other man were taken to the Shalem station on Salah Ad-Din St. in Jerusalem.

The Islamic Movement head was indicted last month along with several of his followers on similar charges, following a scuffle with police during a protest of the Mughrabi Gate construction work near the Temple Mount.

After his February arrest, Salah was served with a restraining order last month barring him from coming within 60 meters of the Old City walls.

The Islamic leader has been one of the more vocal opponents of the controversial Mughrabi archaeological dig, calling for a third intifada and encouraging violence against Israel.

In 2003, Israel jailed Salah for more than two years, saying his organization had funneled money to Hamas.

Jpost.com Staff contributed to this report.

When will Israel put this terrorist away for good?

March 04, 2007

Israel involved in Iranian general's disappearance?

Israel involved in Iranian general's disappearance?

Former Iranian deputy defense minister vanished about a month ago on his way from Damascus to Turkey. Iranian officials say Mossad, CIA may have been involved in his disappearance

Dudi Cohen
Published: 03.04.07, 22:24 / Israel News

A senior Iranian general, Ali-Raza Asgari, went missing nearly a month ago in Istanbul and Iranian officials claim that Israel and the United States may have had a hand in his disappearance.

Several days ago, Iranian website Baztab, which is affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards, reported that during the 1980s Asgari held a senior position in the Revolutionary Guards in Lebanon , and that following his return to Iran he was appointed deputy defense minister.

No official source in Iran has commented on the report about the disappearance, but a top official told Baztab that "some of the claims in the report are unequivocally incorrect."

The general's disappearance was first reported at the end of February in the Saudi newspaper al-Watan. The paper said that at the beginning of February Asgari visited Damascus and later flew o Istanbul in Turkey, where he checked into a hotel.

"Several Turkish citizens reserved a room for Asgari at the Gilan Hotel in Istanbul and paid for it, but haven't heard from him since," the paper stated.

"In a meeting held by the Turkish security officials with an Iranian delegation, the possibility was raised that the Mossad and the CIA were involved in his disappearance," it added.

Security sources in Turkey told a local newspaper that so far, the searches for Asgari have yielded no results.

According to a Turkish official, "The records do not show that a person under this name left Turkey, but given his sensitive job and the important information he possesses regarding the Iranian nuclear program, the possibility that he left Turkey using a fake passport and an alias is being examined."

This is the second Iranian official to come up either dead or missing in the last month or so, makes one wonder doesn't it.

Obama and Hillary cartoon from Egyptian Newpsper By Request

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Caption above the pictures of Obama and Hillary reads,
“‘Hillary’ and ‘Obama’ – A Woman and a Negro are Participating in the Campaign for the American Presidency”

The religious man in the foreground is saying: "This is another sign of the collapse of the Western civilization"

This cartoon was published in the second oldest daily newspaper in the Arab world, Al-Ahram published in Egypt.

March 02, 2007

Majadle: Security check demand racist

Mar. 2, 2007 20:35 | Updated Mar. 2, 2007 20:49 Majadle: Security check demand racist By JPOST.COM STAFF

MK Ghaleb Majadle, Israel's first Arab minister, who has been named science, culture, and sport minister, said Friday that he would rather resign than undergo a security check demanded by MKs Arye Eldad and Uri Ariel (NU-NRP.)

In a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Ariel pointed out that Majadle's Science, Culture, and Sport Ministry is the body that oversees the Israel Space Agency. According to Ariel, the agency is responsible for "sensitive" strategic programs that affect Israel's security.

Ariel argued that if Majadle did not assent to a background check, his ministry should lose responsibility for the ISA.

Majadle told Israel Radio on Friday that he had passed the "public exam" when he was elected to the Knesset and received the government's trust. He added that other ministers were not required to submit to a background check before receiving a given portfolio, and that the request that he do so was "racist."

If Israel should not subject Majadle to a security check and also subject him to on going wire taps and reading of his emails, then we are crazy and this will bring us to a security risk of untold magnitude.

If not wanting an Arab to be a Minister in government of the Jewish State is wrong then how can Israel stand a chance to survive?

Arab members of Knesset spend their time traveling to Arab countries and call for the destruction of the Jewish State, now not only do I not want an Arab to be a Minister in the government of my State the Jewish State of Israel. I want Arab members of Knesset that call for the destruction of the State to go to prison or better yet the hangman.

March 01, 2007

Druze, Circassian forum: Israel should remain a Jewish state

Last update - 19:53 01/03/2007 Druze, Circassian forum: Israel should remain a Jewish state By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent

The chairman of the forum of the Druze and Circassian authority heads, Nabiah Nasser A-Din, on Thursday criticized the "multi-cultural" Israeli constitution proposed by the Israeli Arab organization Adalah, saying that he finds it unacceptable.

"The state of Israel is Jewish state as well as a democratic state that espouses equality and elections. We invalidate and reject everything that the Adalah organization is requesting," he said.

Adalah recently wrote a proposed constitution classifying the State of Israel as a "bilingual and multicultural" country rather than a Jewish state.

Adalah's proposal essentially abolishes the Jewish elements of Israel, but allows the Jewish majority to maintain its character through educational and cultural institutions.

According to Adin, head of the Kasra Adia municipality, the fate of Druze and Circassians in Israel is intertwined with that of the state. "This is a blood pact, and a pact of the living. We are unwilling to support a substantial alteration to the nature of this state, to which we tied our destinies prior to its establishment," he said.

"All the members of the forum stand behind me on this issue, but want to see full equality with the Jewish population of the state," he added. "I hope that the state of Israel will treat us differently, better than it does today."

The proposal, entitled "The Democratic Constitution," also states that Arab Knesset members will be able to bring about the disqualification of bills that impinge on the rights of Arabs, and calls for majority and minority groups to split control of the government in such a way that will strengthen the Arab minority on issues relating to the character of the state.

G-D Bless the Druze and the Circassins for their support. We know that the father of the Druze was Yethro from the Torah so our faits have been joined forever, they are really the best people around.

Now if only every Jew was as pro Israel as the Druze.

Moskowitz: Olmert Aide Pressured Him to Cancel Tender

Moskowitz: Olmert Aide Pressured Him to Cancel Tender

(IsraelNN.com) Former Likud Central Committee member Avi Moskowitz said Thursday that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s top aide pressured him to cancel a tender or change commission members in order to allow friends to win the contract.

Moskowitz was serving as Deputy Director-General of the Postal Authority at the time. Olmert was serving as Minister of Industry and Trade.

Moskowitz said he was ultimately fired for not going along with the culture of political appointments that prevailed under Olmert. The Prime Minister is under investigation for past corruption.

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