April '06 Archive
04-30-06 - Israeli troops kill Palestinian woman When he refused to leave the house, soldiers fired on the house and a bulldozer began destroying the structure, the army said, adding that they knew a woman had been shot.
04-30-06 - Seven Palestinians wounded in Israeli tank shelling in northern Gaza Among the wounded, a 17-year-old boy was in a critical condition, and a woman and her five-year-old child sustained injuries in the Israeli tank shelling targeting Beit Hanoun town in northern Gaza Strip, medical sources said.
04-30-06 - Arab League sends financial aid to Palestinians for 'desperate medical care' The Arab League sent an emergency aid payment of $150,000 US to the Hamas-led Palestinian government Sunday, saying the money was desperately needed for medical care.
04-30-06 - Palestinian PM sees salary crunch end "very soon"
04-30-06 - Israeli cabinet pushes on with West Bank barrier Israel's cabinet approved a new route for the controversial West Bank barrier on Sunday, giving the go-ahead for the structure to cut deep into the West Bank in order to take in two large Jewish settlement blocs. in defiance of international law.
04-30-06 - Fatah, Jihad call for reforming PLO in dialogue
04-30-06 - The Untold Story of Israel's Bomb The Kennedy and Johnson administrations fashioned a complex scheme of annual visits to Dimona to ensure that Israel would not develop nuclear weapons. But the Israelis were adept at concealing their activities. By late 1966, Israel had reached the nuclear threshold, although it decided not to conduct an atomic test.
04-30-06 - 'Privatising' the peace process
04-30-06 - Olmert clinches majority coalition as Shas signs up Mr Olmert now controls 67 of the parliament's 120 seats - a majority crucial to pushing through his plan to quit isolated Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and strengthen major settlements in the absence of peace talks with the Palestinians
04-30-06 - Life Behind the Wall Welcome to the 1st edition of Behind The Wall e-zine! Starting now, this platform for Palestinian youth voice will be published monthly during the traditional school year.
04-30-06 - Montreal activists plan rally against Apartheid Israel Rally organisers said the event, which will be held on Saturday May 6th, will reaffirm the Canadian public's "support for the Palestinian people, and their inalienable right to self-determination in the face of a military occupation and an apartheid regime which tries to totally surround them with a Wall."
04-30-06 - Israel aims for 5 million tourists by 2011 On the heels of an improved security environment with the number of suicide bombings by Palestinian militants down sharply, tourism rose to a five-year high
04-30-06 - Activists Aim to Kick Apartheid Out of Football
04-29-06 - Seven Palestinians wounded in Israeli artillery fire Seven Palestinians, including two children, were wounded by Israeli artillery fire in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources said.
04-29-06 - Palestinians: Settlers killed a horse Palestinian farmers in the West Bank are charging they were attacked by settlers in the Ramallah region Saturday night. According to the Palestinians, the settlers also shot and killed a horse. ....According to the Palestinians, about 20 settlers attacked them around 3 p.m. and set a dog upon them, injuring one Palestinian. The Palestinians say the settlers prevented them from reaching their agricultural land.
04-29-06 - Settlers attack IDF jeep driving Palestinian children from school Residents of the West Bank settlement of Maon, located in the southern Hebron Hills, renewed their efforts on Saturday to prevent Palestinian children from traveling to and from school.
04-29-06 - Hezbollah lambastes US for listing it as terrorist group The decision by the U.S. State Department just proves the correctness of Hezbollah's stance and policy on fighting Israeli aggression and U.S. hegemony, said Hezbollah in a statement issued on Saturday
04-29-06 - Palestinian Territories Falling Into Chaos At a butcher shop in the al Amari refugee camp in the West Bank, owner Aviv Hajj said his sales have fallen by 80 percent, but he still supports Hamas because "they are straightforward." His father, 76-year-old refugee Khamis Hajj, also expressed support for Hamas, but like many Palestinians does not share its call for Israel's destruction.
04-29-06 - BBC VIDEO: Working for nothing: Palestinian teachers going without pay
04-29-06 - Gaza: Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis and Israeli Interference
04-29-06 - Jordan sends 3rd batch of humanitarian aid to Palestinians The shipment comprises of 27 trucks laden with 400 tones of food supplies, medicine and other medical equipment.
04-29-06 - The Trip from Tulkarm to Ramallah: 3 road blocks, 5 check points, 7 cars
04-29-06 - Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace Join thousands of American Jews in helping to bring the West Bank settlers home voluntarily to Israel.
04-29-06 - Poll: Hamas popularity drops, remains higher than Fatah
04-29-06 - Bilin residents Protest the construction of the Wall on their land
04-29-06 - 2 detained for Dahab attack
04-29-06 - Rift Grows Between al-Qaida, Muslim Groups The widening rift largely has not been acknowledged among Western powers, who tend to lump Islamic radicals together. The U.S. list of "Foreign Terrorist Organizations," for example, puts al-Qaida with Hamas and the Lebanese-based Hezbollah....."Quite a few observers believe Israel tends to overstate al-Qaida links to Palestinian terrorism because they want to be seen as equal victims of a global movement against the West," said Jeremy Binnie of Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center in London. Of the claims in the article : "Israeli officials said recently that Palestinians have established contacts with followers of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. The officials also said al-Zarqawi had established footholds in neighboring countries - Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan. " Does this have anything to do with the fact that Israel is providing our government with 'letters' purportedly from an Al-Qaeda operative which were meant for al-Zarqawi?
04-29-06 - A Kid's Cartoon From the Middle East Has a New Mideast Peace Plan the real goal of "Ben and Izzy" is more serious: to help young Americans and Arabs steer clear of the prejudices of their parents and grandparents, which may have been reinforced by the Sept. 11 attacks and the war in Iraq.
04-29-06 - U.S. Ambassador John Bolton Lies, Insists the U.S. Didn't Violate the UN Charter And this war was drawn up in Herzlia, Israel, in 1996, with the Project of a New American Century; and why do you have credibility other than that you've just got the biggest guns?
Watch the video from the link they provide. The reporter put a hot coal to Bolton's cojones - and rather nicely, I might add.
04-29-06 - Vanunu Meets President Carter
04-29-06 - U.S. Aid to Palestinians Vital to Repair Effects of U.S. Aid to Israel
04-29-06 - Abbas calls for Palestinian conference on economy, politics
04-29-06 - Mubarak arrives in Jordan for talks with king As soon as he landed, Mubarak went immediately from Aqaba's airport to Abdullah's palace for talks on "the situation in the Palestinian territories and ways to help the Palestinian people surmount their economic crisis", the official said.
04-29-06 - Alison Weir Tells Marin Audience "What The Media Leave Out" An even far greater distortion occurred in the media's reporting of children's deaths, Weir continued. During the same time period 28 Israeli children and 131 Palestinian children died, but primetime news programs reported the deaths of Israeli children at a rate up to 14 times greater than the number of Palestinian children
04-29-06 - PLO Official Rules out Immediate Talks with Israel
04-29-06 - CNI In the News: Listen to "Conversations" With Eugene Bird The President of the CNI Foundation, Eugene Bird, can be seen 10:30 AM (EDT) on Monday, May 1st, online at http://www.mnn.org/stream/ch34.asx.
04-29-06 - Scots photograher reveals pictures of Kennedy killing According to some witnesses, a woman in a polka dot dress was seen fleeing the hotel shouting jubilantly, "We shot him". One of the images taken by Benson shows the back of a woman who seems to fit the description. I had seen a very short special on the RFK assasination on cable (Discovery or History channel perhaps)a few years ago whereby an investigator claimed that that case is still open, despite claims to the contrary in the press.
04-28-06 - Food aid demand to rise in Palestinian territories: WFP The World Food Programme said it expected the number of people needing food aid in the Palestinian territories to rise by 25 percent in the coming months as rations fail to get through Israeli checkpoints and public workers go unpaid.
04-28-06 - Quartet's envoy to Middle East stepping down Middle East envoy James Wolfensohn has decided to step down because of divisions within the Quartet of international mediators over his role now that Hamas controls the Palestinian Authority, officials said
04-28-06 - Iran Denounces Israel Election to UN Panel Ambassador Javad Zarif accused Israel of "violating every single Security Council resolution that has been adopted about the Middle East." He also lashed out at Israeli criticism of Iran's own election as a vice-chair of the commission, noting the Jewish state has refused to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty but "has the audacity to talk about another country having a seat."
04-28-06 - Israel's High Court Declines to Intervene to Open Karni Crossing
04-28-06 - New Israel government to 'reduce' settlements Labour, like all potential coalition partners, has had to accept the outline of his plan that could see around 70,000 Jews uprooted from the occupied West Bank but the largest settlement blocs built on Arab territory retained. ALL of the settlements built in occupied territory are illegal under international law.
04-28-06 - Colonizers Vandalise School Property in Tel Rumeida Colonizers from Beit Hadassa colony in Tel Rumeida on the outskirts of the old city of Hebron vandalized a school path at Qurtuba school which is used by local Palestinian children
04-28-06 - Chirac Seeks Fund to Pay Palestinians French President Jacques Chirac proposed on Friday the creation of a World Bank fund to pay the 165,000 Palestinian Authority employees living without wages since an international freeze on aid. The idea, intended to help needy Palestinians without rewarding their militant Hamas government, is part of quickening European efforts to solve the dilemma as the Palestinians' plight grows more dire
04-28-06 - McCain warns Russia, China on Iran A leading U.S. senator warned Russia and China on Friday of damage to their relationship with the United States if they refused to go along with sanctions against Iran.....He said that military action would be very complicated but the United States could not risk a nuclear Iran exterminating Israel.
04-28-06 - Hamas says in principle no problem with World Bank account "The Palestinians know who is behind the crisis. They know that Israel and the United States are behind the crisis. We believe the anger will be directed against Israel instead of the Palestinian government," he said.
04-28-06 - Israel vows 'swift' border work If he succeeds, tens of thousands of Jewish settlers will lose their homes and large areas of occupied Palestinian land will be annexed.
04-28-06 - CPT at-Tuwani update April 16-20, 2006 The villagers spoke about the
situation and the problems with settlers attacking Palestinians in the field
and the children from Tuba. They said that 'there was no problem having the
settlers live in Ma'on or in the treed outpost, but it was a problem when
the settlers attacked them and tried to take their land.'
04-28-06 - Deeper Than We Know Stewart, a relentless critic of the Iraq War, was left slack-jawed and speechless when the Israeli hero before him said that America largely "got it right" in Iraq...They are different beings, these two communities. One is a sovereign state of enormous vitality and strength. The other is a confident, influential minority within the world's greatest superpower
04-28-06 - Steppingstone to War : House passes 'Iran Freedom Support Act' Passage is a major goal of AIPAC, Israel's premier lobbying organization in the U.S., which for the past two years has featured the alleged Iranian threat to America as its convention theme: this year's conclave featured a multimedia exhibit supposedly dramatizing how Iran is "pursuing nuclear weapons and how it can be stopped." As Middle East expert Trita Parsi, of the John Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, put it: "I don't see any other major groups behind this legislation that have had any impact on it."
04-28-06 - Nobel laureates to brainstorm world problems in Jordan The June 20-21 conference, the second of its kind, will discuss challenges to global security such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how the gathering can respond to humanitarian emergencies around the globe.
04-28-06 - Western powers seek broader role for Abbas's guard If expanded to 3,500 members, the presidential force would rival in size a new police force being set up by Hamas
04-28-06 - US reacts cautiously to French call for Palestinian aid
04-28-06 - Ferment Over 'The Israel Lobby' Some measure of Walt's exposure is financial. Bernard Steinberg, director of Harvard's Hillel center, brought this issue up unprompted to me: "I talked to someone in Harvard development and asked what the fallout had been, and he said, 'It's been seismic.'" .....The authors have gotten support from hundreds of e-mails, three-quarters of which congratulate them, Mearsheimer says
An excellent piece and a good look into the making of the Israeli lobby study by Walt and Mearsheimer, and the aftermath, by The Nation. A must read.
04-28-06 - Israeli military: Palestinians have smuggled Katyusha rockets into Gaza The official, speaking in halting English, initially said several dozen Katyushas have reached Gaza, but later said that he had meant to say "a few."....He cited the Katyushas as a possible reason for military action.
04-28-06 - Palestinian Trade Delegation Set To Arrive In Oman The visit aims to further enhance cooperation and partnership relations between the Sultanate and Palestine and to explore areas of joint investment.
04-28-06 - Israeli Arab sisters pioneer boxing in traditional Muslim town
04-28-06 - Hunger for Scripture
04-28-06 - U.N.: Israel ignores migrant queries Jorge Bustamante, the U.N. official who tracks the rights of migrant workers, said Israel never responds to his requests for information, Ha?aretz reported Friday.
04-28-06 - The United States, Israel, and the Possible Attack on Iran I disagree with the author's view that the US is encouraging Israel to attack Iran. IT's quite the other way around. Despite being critical of Israel, Zunes is known for his inability to lay blame at the foot of Israel for its part in the Iraq debacle and now this.
04-28-06 - Western siege of Palestinians fuels misery, anger
04-28-06 - Common Ground: The right of Palestinian return
04-28-06 - PALESTINIAN ANGLICAN PRIEST NAIM ATEEK TO RECEIVE EPISCOPAL PEACE FELLOWSHIP?S 2006 JOHN NEVIN SAYRE AWARD
04-28-06 - China, Russia top blacklist in annual US trade review In addition to China and Russia, the 11 other countries on this year's list are Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.
04-28-06 - Professors bridge Mid-East divide
04-28-06 - Brandeis award to Kushner criticized The Zionist Organization of America criticized Brandeis University for giving playwright Tony Kushner an honorary doctorate. Kushner, who is Jewish, is a strident critic of Israel and Zionism.
04-28-06 - Palestine Israel and Me: a Power Play
04-27-06 - Israeli attack on Gaza kills one Medical sources said the dead man was a teacher on his way to school when he got caught up in the attack.
04-27-06 - Former Military Chief: Keep West Bank He laments what he describes as widespread combat-fatigue among Israelis and says Israel must come to grips with many more years of needing to occupy the West Bank.
04-27-06 - Testimony of 25 March Settler Attack in Susiya Without prior warning, he awoke when the settlers beat him
on the head with a stick. He lost consciousness until the settlers dragged
him outside the tent; they continued to hit him with sticks
04-27-06 - Bill addresses Palestine If passed, one outcome of this bill would be the limitation of U.S. humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people, including the potential cessation of entire aid projects.
04-27-06 - The United States of Israel? something surely has to give....
Across the United States, there is growing evidence that the Israeli and neo-conservative lobbies are acquiring ever greater power. The cancellation by a New York theatre company of My Name is Rachel Corrie - a play based on the writings of the young American girl crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003 - has deeply shocked liberal Jewish Americans, not least because it was Jewish American complaints that got the performance pulled.
04-27-06 - Iran Gets First North Korean-Made Missiles Israel's military intelligence chief said
04-27-06 - Ahmadinejad says Germans exploited by 'greedy Zionists' "Sixty years after the war, why do the Palestinian people have to burn in the crimes of Zionists under the pretext of the Second World War?"
04-27-06 - Palestinians Making Do With Less in Crisis "We will see people on the streets very soon." He also predicted increased hostility toward the West, Music to Israel's ears. 'See, we have a common enemy!' The fact is, the Palestinians voted Hamas into their government to fight corruption. Then the EU and America cut the aid. Irony.
04-27-06 - Call for NATO to include Australia He said NATO should extend its protection to Israel, also as a way of deterring Iran, which has called for Israel's destruction and is, Aznar wrote, clearly pursuing nuclear weapons.
04-27-06 - Sweden, Israel quarrel over military exercise pull-out The Swedish foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the Spring Flag air exercises in Sardinia on May 8-25 "have been organised for peacekeeping operations and we don't want to take part because of Israel's participation".
04-27-06 - Russia in Delicate Balancing Act With Iran Like China, the other permanent council member that opposes sanctions, Russia is eager to maintain commercial ties with Iran that include arms contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars - another persistent source of friction with the United States and Israel - and the $800 million Bushehr reactor project.
04-27-06 - Hamas weighs proposals to ease isolation: officials They said ideas such as a 2002 Arab peace initiative, U.N. resolutions on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the Palestine Liberation Organization's national agenda -- all of which include recognition of Israel -- were on the table.
04-27-06 - Land reclamation project helps Palestinian farmers protect Situated just 8 kilometres from Bethlehem, and close to the Israeli border, over 60 percent of Nahlin's land had been confiscated over the years by the Israeli army to construct settlements in this strategic area
04-27-06 - E. Jerusalem building plans approved The building plans in question are for the city's Beit Hanina and Shuafat neighborhoods on approximately 1,000 dunams of land
04-27-06 - AT-TUWANI UPDATE: 7 - 15 April 2006 "Every year the settlers take more of our land."
The settlers graze their sheep on Palestinian land and threaten the
Palestinians with guns. The family had already had to move after the
military demolished their home in Susiya. Then in 2000 the military came
with bulldozers, demolished one of their large tents, and tried to destroy
their cave by filling it in with large boulders.
04-27-06 - Israel raises profile in Iran fray "What I do worry about in this whole process," he adds, "is that there will be some unexplained incident that happens deliberately or not deliberately, that will be perceived wrongly by one side or the other - that's how WWI got started."
Again, we see people referring to an incident that may be forthcoming.
04-27-06 - Iran has bought long-range missiles, says Israel The BM-25 missiles would pose little threat to western European capitals, although a missile fired from northwestern Iran could potentially reach Istanbul and Kiev....The news comes as Tehran faces a UN-imposed deadline to suspend its enrichment of uranium....."I would not want to exaggerate the threat from this, and I think the Israelis have a very understandable agenda by which they do want to exaggerate it," he said. "The news comes as Tehran faces a UN-imposed deadline to suspend its enrichment of uranium"
04-27-06 - West Bank: Islamic clerics want to close YMCA The YMCA has offices across the West Bank giving work for 140 Palestinians, of whom 84 are Muslim.
04-27-06 - Jewish Groups Join in Bid To Aid Arabs, But Spar Over Olmert Tie to Rightist Last Wednesday, a new task force made up of Israeli experts and leaders of American Jewish organizations and charities held a press conference in New York to unveil a new campaign to help Israel's Arab citizens, who make up 20% of the population.
04-27-06 - Jerusalem, the Eternal and Divisible Capital But in the battle for demographic hegemony, these same governments have made it increasingly difficult for Palestinians to exercise those residency rights and have done everything possible to rescind those rights from as many Palestinians as possible, especially those who have been out of the country for any extended period of time. The desired outcome, as far as Israel is concerned, is that these people will be forced to leave the city and move into other non-Jerusalem parts of the West Bank
This is what's commonly referred to as 'ethnic cleansing' - and it's coming from the Jewish Forward, no less.
04-27-06 - Armed group to join 'outlawed' Palestinian force
04-27-06 - Court: No humanitarian crisis in Gaza The High Court of Justice on Thursday accepted the state's argument that there was currently no humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and that the state was making maximum efforts to keep the Karni crossing open and enable cargo trucks to cross over between the Gaza Strip and Israel. Preposterous. Only in Israel.
04-27-06 - Palestinian Health Minister Values King's Directives to Send Aid Convoy
04-27-06 - Goldsmith talks over Gaza deaths The attorney general is to meet the families of two Britons shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Gaza.
04-27-06 - We Are Not Anti-Semites! We ARE Semites!
04-27-06 - Newsline: Grants from Church of the Brethren funds total $158,500 A grant of $25,000 has been sent from the EDF to fund medical treatment for Palestinian people at the Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem. The Israeli government has suddenly stopped funding for the only cancer treatment facility available for Palestinians. The funds will help provide dialysis, radiation, chemotherapy, endoscopy, and head and neck treatments. The grant supports a CWS appeal.
04-27-06 - Worried banks in Palestinian areas beef up security
04-27-06 - Hamas, Iran rekindling hatred of Jews: US official Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick used a US Holocaust remembrance to warn of new efforts by Iran and the militant Palestinian group Hamas to incite hatred of the Jews.
04-27-06 - EU says Israel key to avoiding Palestinian crisis "Israel has also increased the closure of territory in the West Bank and into and out of Gaza. Addressing these problems will do more to help the Palestinian people than any measure the EU can take," Ferrero-Waldner said.
04-27-06 - FEATURE - Two years out of Israeli jail, Vanunu's life on hold "What sort of democracy limits a man's liberty on the pure assumption that he could break the law again?" The same country that treats all Palestinians as terrorists and potential terrorists (kids).
04-27-06 - Revocation of residency of Palestinian parliament members is illegal It should be noted that, despite Israel 's annexation, East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Occupied Territories , so its Palestinian residents are protected by the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits the occupying power from forcibly transferring civilians from their homes. Israel 's proposed action would flagrantly violate Israel 's obligations under the Convention.
04-27-06 - Settlers to get East Jerusalem police building in exchange
04-27-06 - 53 year old Palestinian political prisoner dies of medical neglect in Israeli prison
04-27-06 - Study: Holocaust affects Jewish identity The Holocaust is proving more important than Israel in positively affecting Jewish identity among many young Jews, a new study found.
04-27-06 - Ex Mossad chief suggests Hamas negotiations The former director of the Mossad spy agency said Israel shouldn?t rule out negotiations with Hamas.
04-27-06 - Poll: Most Palestinians want talks with Israel Although Hamas' popularity has risen in the first two months since its late January parliamentary victory, three-quarters of Palestinians want negotiations with Israel, leading pollster Khalil Shakaki has found.
04-27-06 - Many Israeli Holocaust survivors live in poverty If I thought that the money would actually get to them, and not to the Israeli government, I would send them some.
These survivors have a lot more in common with the Palestinians than they realize.
04-27-06 - Hebron Update 16-21 April 2006 At Qurtuba School settler youth attacked the Ecumenical Accompaniers with
stones, then pursued a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM)
who was videotaping them. Montgomery and an ISM woman attempted to intervene.
They too were hit with stones. No one was seriously injured.
04-27-06 - Sweden called to explain Hamas visas Prosor conveyed the message that Sweden would not be looked upon favorably as a participant in the peace process following Stockholm"s indication that Israel was not considered a peace-loving country, according to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mark Regev. Truth hurts.
04-27-06 - Swiss president criticised for Hamas remarks Israel and Swiss Jewish groups have criticised Moritz Leuenberger for speaking out against a boycott of the Hamas:led Palestinian government.
04-27-06 - Indonesia refuses to play Fed Cup in Israel
04-27-06 - Former chief of mission to Iraq citicizes Israel lobby
04-26-06 - Palestinian security prevent attack on Gaza border Six members of the Palestinian security forces were shot and wounded by militants who had planned to ram an explosives-packed vehicle into a Gaza- Israel border crossing.
04-26-06 - Israel kills Gaza gunman
04-26-06 - WCC PROTESTS ISRAELI SETTLERS' VIOLENCE AGAINST CHRISTIAN VOLUNTEERS IN HEBRON In a letter sent on 25 April, 2006 to Israeli ambassador Mr Aviv Shir-On, the director of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, Peter Weiderud, requested appropriate actions by the Israeli authorities and law enforcement agencies to stop "abusive, unlawful and violent behaviour by settlers toward Palestinians and internationals".
04-26-06 - Jewish, Christian and secular activists call for an end to Hebron violence The workers claimed that Israeli settlers are now frequently executing planned, violent attacks. In the past month alone, two international workers have required stitches to their heads after being stoned, and another has suffered concussion. On 22 April 2006, a group of adults and teenagers attacked a Palestinian shop using sharpened metal poles. They assaulted children and international volunteers in the process.
This is the only view of the settlers that Americans will get to see. Mainstream American media will rarely if ever print the ugly truth about the violence by some settlers. That story by Landers was all over the news according to Google. Forget about this one and the like-minded one from today's news by the WCC - it's highly doubtful that one whiff of them will make a blip on the MSM radar.
04-26-06 - URGENT ACTION: Halt construction of new wall in south Hebron hills There is no security justification for this low wall. Despite the planned
low height, however, such a wall would have a devastating effect on the
villages in the area by preventing vehicle and livestock movement across the
04-26-06 - Yes Mr. Solana, the EU has abandoned the Palestinian people As a direct result of the Israeli siege combined with the EU's aid cutoff, humanitarian officials report widespread hunger in the occupied territories and hospitals are running out of medicine
04-26-06 - ICRC Press release No. 06/36 - Israel / occupied and autonomous Palestinian territories : Civilians must be spared in all circumstances As a result of Israeli military operations during the past weeks - particularly the shelling of the Gaza Strip - a number of civilians, including two children, lost their lives and many others were wounded.
04-26-06 - US won't view pullout line as final Israeli border: newspaper In an interview published previously, Olmert said the aim of his planned meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush will be to secure international support for the pullout, including financial assistance We will pay for Israel to withdraw from (some of the ) territory that it has illegally occupied for nearly 40 years.
04-26-06 - WEST BANK: Journalists attacked in Nablus by Israeli soldiers
04-26-06 - Hamas does not object to funnelling aid via Abbas The Hamas-led Palestinian government will not object to all foreign funds being funnelled through the office of President Mahmoud Abbas, Finance Minister Omar Abdel-Razek said on Tuesday.
04-26-06 - Arab League head urges Europe to renew aid to Palestinians
04-26-06 - Hamas says it could adopt Arab peace plan
04-26-06 - Abbas calls for international conference 'immediately' "I believe that to resolve the conflict, both sides should not be left alone with this imbalance of occupier and occupied," Abbas said
04-26-06 - Hamas appeals to banks to help end funding crisis
04-26-06 - Israel resumes construction of the wall near Hebron
04-26-06 - Israel drops militant trial plan Israeli officials said there was not enough evidence to try him for the killing - though he would be tried for other "security offences".
04-26-06 - Christians on the West Bank face more fire bomb attacks One theory is that the violence is the work of the rival Fatah faction, aimed at discrediting Hamas and creating chaos in the Palestinian territories
04-26-06 - Police probe building of West Bank settlement neighborhood Peace Now attorney Michael Sfarad, who is also representing residents of Bil'in on whose land Matityahu East is being built, has provided the state with documents allegedly indicating that Gutterman and other council officials had a hand in illegal construction on an unprecedented scale
04-26-06 - Israel rejects Abbas' proposal of negotiations
04-26-06 - UN aid to Palestinians likely to increase, but Authority plays crucial role - Annan Concerned at the prospect of a further deterioration in the living conditions of Palestinians in the new political climate, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today that the United Nations would most likely increase the scale of its assistance and urged intensified donor support to the people, while stressing that the Palestinian Authority remains critical to averting a humanitarian crisis. Israel has effectively shut the Palestinians in - closed them off from the rest of the world- and orchestrated a successful campaign to cut all funding to their government, whilst withholding tariffs that it collects on their behalf (to the tune of millions per month).
04-26-06 - Fatah gunmen say will set up new militia Gunmen from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement announced on Wednesday a plan to form a new militia, a move likely to raise tensions with the governing Hamas group over security control in the Gaza Strip.
04-26-06 - NEOCONS SQUANDER THEIR ONLY VICTORY
04-26-06 - PC(USA) group will get first-hand look at Israel/Palestine The purpose of the trip, which will involve teams from PC(USA) presbyteries, is to give participants a first-hand understanding of the situation in the region. It will include meetings with a variety of Israeli and Palestinian individuals and organizations and invite participants to plan ministries to be implemented upon the group's return to the United States.
04-26-06 - U.S. stance on two-state solution hasn't changed: Erekat Erekat made the comment in response to a report carried by Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz on Wednesday, which quoted sources as saying unofficially that the U.S administration would probably support an Israeli unilateral withdrawal but without recognizing it.
04-26-06 - Wary of Iran, Gulf will quietly fund Palestinians
04-26-06 - Abbas' Dangerous Game
04-26-06 - RI READY TO EXTEND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO PALESTINE: PRESIDENT Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono here Wednesday expressed his country's readiness to extend technical assistance to Palestine, saying Indonesia was continuing to hope that the Palestinian problem can be settled in a dignified manner.
04-26-06 - Arab - international civil society organizations unite in solidarity with the Palestinian people some 150 representatives of civil society organizations from Arab countries, Europe, South Africa, North America and Palestine will convene in Beirut, in order to ensure effective coordination and action, across the globe, against US- and Israel-led unilateralism and isolation of the Palestinian people. Experts and activist delegates from over 15 countries have already confirmed their participation.
04-26-06 - Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Position Paper on the Decision to Stop International Aid to the Palestinian National Authority
04-26-06 - 'Israel among worst human traffickers' Entitled "Trafficking in Persons: Global Patterns," the report claims that, "virtually every country in the world is affected by the crime of human trafficking." However, Israel, along with nine countries, was named as the worst offenders of illegal trade in human beings.
04-26-06 - Norway promises aid to Palestinians
04-26-06 - Israel condemns burning of flag Protesters shouted "Intifada" and "Free Palestine", according to media reports.
04-26-06 - US should call for direct talks with Iran Washington, closely backed (and sometimes urged, it appears) by Jerusalem - especially since the recent barrage of fanatically anti-Israel rhetoric of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - professes to view Iran as a major threat and agrees with the Israeli view that it is an "existential threat" to the Jewish state.
04-26-06 - Top White House posts go to Jews For Republicans, there is still a feeling that Bush does not receive the credit he deserves from the Jewish community. "We have Israel's best friend and it still hasn't changed the way the Jewish community sees him,"
04-26-06 - Pro-Israel "Nutjobs" on the Attack In the United States, we do not have full-throated, full-throttle debate about Israel. In Israel, they have it as a matter of course, but the truth is that the accusation of anti-Semitism is far too often raised in this country against anyone who criticizes the government of Israel.
04-26-06 - Visiting rabbi impressed with Muslims for their hospitality
04-26-06 - This Shit Is Funny As Hell Guilty despite the lack of evidence. It's just business as usual according the concept of Israeli 'justice'.
04-25-06 - Kevin Zeese: "Hawkish Israeli Lobby Wants War with Iran!"
04-25-06 - Israel and the Occupied Territories: Amnesty International calls for international action to prevent human rights deterioration in the West Bank and Gaza Strip For more than a decade, such funding from the EU and the US has been crucial to enabling the PA to deliver health, education and most other key services to the Palestinian population of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. These governments assumed this responsibility in light of Israel?s failure to do so although, as the occupying power, it is Israel that has the primary responsibility under international law "to ensure that the basic needs of the population in the occupied territories are met." Israel's stated goal is to "put the Palestinians on a diet". They have never nor will they ever give a rat's about the Palestinians - it's why they sit in refugee camps and have for nearly sixty years.
04-25-06 - Mossad head goes to Washington Israel's Channel 1 television reported Tuesday that Meir Dagan was in Washington for talks expected to include the prospect of curbing Iran's nuclear program.
04-25-06 - 1 injured in Palestinian, Israeli clash Israeli forces fired rubber bullets Tuesday at stone-hurling Palestinian youths at a refugee camp near Nablus, leaving one seriously hurt, a report said.
04-25-06 - Call for Israeli Army to disclose its open fire policy The group, B'Tselem, argues that the secrecy is allowing senior Israeli military staff to avoid responsibility for the killing of innocent civilians....Former army officer Yanai Israeli says he has seen a number of innocent Palestinian civilians shot by soldiers uncertain of the open-fire regulations.
04-25-06 - U.N. Envoy Warns of Mideast Deterioration He said Israel must also heed the secretary-general's call "to ensure that its military actions are proportionate and ... do not endanger the civilian population, as several attacks did during the month."
04-25-06 - Israel able to defend itself: Olmert "We don't see enough of a response from the world."
04-25-06 - Palestinians will not cross 'red line' of civil war: Abbas
04-25-06 - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait pledge $97.5M US in aid to Palestinian Authority
04-25-06 - Hamas government makes urgent appeal for funds The government has warned of economic collapse within months after Israel froze tax receipts and Western nations cut aid to the Palestinian Authority. March salaries to 165,000 government workers have gone unpaid while April wages are due next week
04-25-06 - Jordan 'arrests Hamas militants'
04-25-06 - Hamas Says Banks Afraid of Transfers Banks fearful of U.S. retribution are preventing millions of dollars in foreign aid from reaching the Palestinians, the Palestinian finance minister acknowledged Tuesday. How did Israel's problems become OUR problems, you ask?
04-25-06 - Mixed Palestinian views rocket fire An eight-year-old girl died recently when a shell crashed into a room in her home where she was watching television. And a few days later a teenager was killed while he was playing football.
04-25-06 - 30 Arrests Made in Egypt Resort Attack The militant Palestinian Hamas organization called them a "criminal attack which is against all human values."
04-25-06 - Turkish business group commited to Gaza industrial project A top Turkish business group said it remained committed to reviving the decaying Erez industrial zone in the Gaza Strip to create jobs for impoverished Palestinians, despite unabating violence in the area.
04-25-06 - Syria agrees to take group of Palestinian refugees from Iraq Jordanian officials have urged other countries neighbouring Iraq to take new arrivals. Maybe Jordan is using the discovery of this Hamas 'weapons cache' - which was part of some alleged plot by Palestinians - as a pretext for its refusal to allow in any of these (new) Palestinian refugees.
04-25-06 - Jordan says Hamas leaders in Syria ordered attacks
04-25-06 - Israel makes common cause with Egypt after attacks
04-25-06 - George Galloway on the Qana Massacre "Has the deputy prime minister had time to see the devastating pictures of the shattered United Nations peacekeepers' base in the south of Lebanon? In the past few hours, more than 50 Fijian soldiers, Lebanese and Palestinian refugees - men, women and children - have been slaughtered by the Israeli invasion force"
04-25-06 - Syria rejects accusations on Hamas weapons in Jordan Separately, the Hamas-led Palestinian government's foreign minister Mahmud Zahar reiterated his group's denial of smuggling any weapons into Jordan.
04-25-06 - Israeli Bulldozers Shovel Lands in Hebron Israeli bulldozers and vehicles started Tuesday shoveling and seizing more lands for building new sections of the Apartheid Wall in the West Bank (WB) City of Hebron.
04-25-06 - Harper singles out Hamas, Iran in Holocaust speech Canada won't ignore threats from Iran and the Hamas-led Palestinian government against Israel, warns Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
04-25-06 - Let the AIPAC Spy Trial Begin The mainstream U.S. press and certain Middle East think tanks spend a great amount of time scouring the branches of government for recruits willing to release highly sensitive classified information of high interest that ultimately finds its way to Israel.
04-25-06 - Review: "The Wall and the Checkpoints"
04-25-06 - Israel detains Hamas spokesman in West Bank
04-25-06 - New round of national Palestinian dialogue to start soon
04-25-06 - Could Israel and the US be cooking a deal? Perhaps Israel and the US have been working together on a deal for borders to be recognized where the fence is and also to include Ariel and E1. Afterall the US has been micro managing the location of the fence from day one. Publicly they are still against the inclusion of Ariel and E1.
3. For that to go forward the US would have to finance it and agree to it.
04-25-06 - The Prophecy of Oded Yinon: Is the US Waging Israel's Wars? A year later and the US government is no longer portraying Iran's purported nuclear ambitions as a threat to Israel, but a threat to the United States. In this way the case against Iran and the possible repercussions emanating from that, can be sold to the American people. Suddenly Israel's concerns have become theirs. A very interesting article.
04-25-06 - MONTREAL Police Force Violence at Palestinian Political Prisoners Event
04-25-06 - Deal to boost Palestine ties A deal was signed yesterday to boost economic and trade relations between Bahrain and Palestinian businessmen.
04-25-06 - Knesset panel session postponed A session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Commitee was postponed over the controversial participation of an Israeli Arab lawmaker.
04-25-06 - U.S. accepts Turkey-Hamas meet The February meeting with the terrorist group, which won victory in Palestinian Authority legislative elections in January, angered Israel, and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice confirmed this week that the Bush administration also sought explanations. If the move angered Israel, then why is my government seeking 'explanations'?
04-25-06 - FBI's Israel Interests in Columnist's Files Detailed FBI agents last month sought the identities of pro-Israel reporters who had worked for columnist Jack Anderson or were close to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) when they asked to look through the late journalist's files, according to Mark Feldstein, director of the journalism program at George Washington University.
04-25-06 - Israel plans to launch satellite to spy on Iran's nuclear program
04-25-06 - Iran-Israel Linkage By Bush Seen As Threat President Bush is risking a backlash that could injure the Jewish community - and his own cause - by repeatedly citing Israel as his top rationale for possible U.S. military conflict with Iran, Jewish leaders and Middle East analysts warned this week. Nevermind the fact that the efforts and bellicosity of the Israeli lobby may yet cost America more blood and treasure in another Middle East war that they've pushed for, as long as these folks can get away with it (again), then it's AOK.
04-25-06 - Druze refusenik to receive jail sentence for third time "I don't feel that I belong in this military considering its actions in the Palestinian territories. I don't feel the duty to enlist
04-25-06 - Touching the third rail U.S. interests have gradually merged, a perception carefully nurtured by AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
04-25-06 - Jerusalem's volatile archaeology
04-25-06 - Member of Christian Group Recounts Recent Trip to Israel When an Israeli settler attacks a Palestinian, Springfield resident Matt Chandler said, the local government fines him one Shekel - about 25 cents.
"There is a façade of justice" Chandler said
04-25-06 - Another McCarthyite Smear Job: A Top Middle East Scholar, Juan Cole, is Falsely Accused of Being "ANTI-SEMITIC" to Stop Yale From Hiring Him Not surprisingly, Mr. Fund uses the McCarthyite tactic of guilt by association to fabricate his otherwise-nonexistent case against Juan Cole. For instance, he accuses Professor Cole of having blogged his support for a supposedly "anti-Semitic" Harvard study, "The Israel Lobby And U.S. Foreign Policy," by Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt.
04-25-06 - Anna Baltzer talks about her experiences in the Middle East I began to hear, for the first time, the other side of the history of the Israeli-Palestinian (conflict)," Baltzer said. "I learned more than I ever did growing up as a Jewish-American, so that's what prompted me to go to Palestine."
04-25-06 - No, It's Not Anti-Semitic An abridged version of the Mearsheimer-Walt paper was published by the London Review of Books and is available online at http://www.lrb.co.uk/ . Read it and decide for yourself whether it is anti-Semitic
04-25-06 - Peace workers refused visas despite assurances Delegates denied visas include three Palestinian men who work in the peace movement in Gaza
04-24-06 - MIDDLE EAST: ISRAELI TROOPS KILL PALESTINIAN GUNMAN
04-24-06 - Gaza hospital fights for life after international aid cuts "I do not want to sound like I'm making this out to be a catastrophe, but the truth is it's turning into a disaster,"....."We have ordered materials in Israel, but they've closed Karni crossing so nothing can be delivered."
04-24-06 - Triple blasts rock Egypt resort Among the 62 wounded there were three Danes, three Britons, two Italians, two Germans, two French people, a South Korean, a Lebanese, a Palestinian, an American, an Israeli and an Australian
04-24-06 - Israeli justice slams soccer racism In his ruling Sunday, Levi said the chant ?Death to Arabs? has become too common in Israel, especially at soccer games.
04-24-06 - Prospects for two-state solution in Mideast receding: UN coordinator the UN coordinator also said Israel was partly to blame as "we continue to witness the creation of facts on the ground, including settlement expansion and a route of the (West Bank separation) Barrier which deviates from the 1967 borders, raising serious concerns whether it will ever be possible to achieve a viable and contiguous Palestinian state."
04-24-06 - FEATURE - Gaza patients turned back as health crisis worsens Palestinian health officials said the ministry also had to scale back the number of patients it transferred abroad for treatment because of accumulating debts. "That means I may lose my son," said Musa Bahloul, standing next to his 13-year-old boy, who needs a kidney transplant.
04-24-06 - Abbas warns of 'social, economic catastrophe' unless aid resumed Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas has warned against a "social and economic catastrophe" in the Palestinian territories if economic assistance does not resume soon.
04-24-06 - Palestinians: Settlers vandalized our quarry Palestinians from the village of Hawara, south of Nablus, accused settlers on Sunday of torching trucks and an electrical generator used in a local quarry, resulting in hundreds of thousands of shekels in damages.
04-24-06 - Israel raises alert for possible Iranian missile attacks The decision of raising the vigilance level was made due to specific intelligence but did not mean general tension in the region, the report said.
04-24-06 - Israel to draw border in West Bank swiftly: Olmert
04-24-06 - Fla. tourist critical in Israeli bombing
04-24-06 - Hamas Threatens to End Truce With Israel Hamas angrily rejected a warning by the moderate Palestinian president Monday that he could dismiss its month-old government, threatening to scrap a truce with Israel if he does
04-24-06 - Jordanian king for Iran dialogue, nuclear free Mideast "Totally cutting aid will cause the Palestinians suffering. They are already suffering economic and social privations," the monarch told El Pais.
04-24-06 - Iran biggest threat since Nazis, says Israel as Ahmadinejad provokes new outrage
04-24-06 - 3RD LD: Japan, EU urge Iran to halt uranium enrichment, discuss E. Asia The statement also said Japan and the European Union will strengthen consultations on energy issues, given the record high levels of oil prices, and will continue to provide necessary aid to meet the basic human needs of the Palestinian people.
04-24-06 - Punishing Good People
04-24-06 - Iran's Ahmadinejad says Israel 'cannot survive' "Why did you force them to take refuge in Palestine? Why do you think they are comfortable in Palestine? They left because of your anti-Semitism," he said of European states.
04-24-06 - Jerusalem police stop Armenian pilgrims from attending Easter ceremony Armenian church officials said the police behaved rudely to church members and senior clergy and arrested four Armenians near the Old City police station, releasing them only after the Armenians stopped the festive procession to the church in protest.
04-24-06 - Israel to commemorate victims of Nazi Holocaust
04-24-06 - Many Israeli Holocaust survivors live in poverty Tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors in Israel are living in poverty because they are not getting enough help from the Jewish state, social welfare groups said on Monday. What a total disgrace. Shame on the Israeli government which DOES manage to spend millions of dollars on the construction and expansion of illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories.
04-24-06 - Palestinian family calls for release of child from Israeli jail A Palestinian family called on the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) and human rights organizations to immediately intervene to help free their son from Israeli detention.
04-24-06 - Israel fears Iran may spark nuclear arms race An Israeli government committee has reportedly warned that Iran's nuclear programme is likely to encourage other countries in the Middle East to develop atomic weapons. This is ironic given that Israel was the first nation in the Middle East to acquire nuclear weapons. Israel has not signed the nuclear non proliferation treaty to this day, to boot.
04-24-06 - AIPAC judge approves Rice subpoena Judge Ellis turned down a defense request to order the deposition of three Israeli diplomats identified in the indictment, saying he lacked the authority to do so.
04-24-06 - Israeli experts help rehabilitate Iran's earthquake-hit areas Iran and the Jewish state had close economic ties before the 1979 Islamic revolution, with Israeli companies playing a central role in the construction of Iran's modern infrastructure.
04-24-06 - Ireneos I is still the Greek Orthodox Patriarch, says Israeli government The Government, in fact, as the Israeli press has often said, wishes to force Theophilos to legitimise the sale of prominent Church properties in Jerusalem by Ireneos to Israeli settler organisations
04-24-06 - Norway turns down US request over Hamas representatives' visit "There is a long tradition in Norway and in the Foreign Ministry for having wide contacts, talking to various organizations and movements. This is a practice we shall continue. The Americans are aware of this and we are sticking to it," Oh dear.
04-24-06 - Europe's unwavering support to the Palestinian people
04-24-06 - U.S. terrorism finance expert arrives to discuss measures against Iran An official U.S. terrorism finance expert arrives here Tuesday to discuss economic measures against Iran and the Palestinian Hamas government. The official, Stuart Levey, is Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the Department of the Treasury.
04-24-06 - Rice subpoena allowed in AIPAC case as judge pushes trial date to August The trial date, originally scheduled to begin April 25, has now been set for Aug. 7, even as the judge in the case continues to suggest the case might not go to trial at all.
04-24-06 - Malaysia opposes Israel ties Malaysia said it would not establish relations with Israel until the Palestinians secure statehood.
04-24-06 - Haniyeh has sisters in Israel The Palestinian Authority?s Hamas prime minister has three sisters in Israel, a newspaper reported.
04-24-06 - Abbas seeks Turkey's aid to emerge from crisis In an interview Monday with CNN-Turk television, the president of the Palestinian Authority warned of "a threat of possible famine" in the territories if economic assistance does not resume soon.
04-24-06 - Two Trials And a treasonous trio While the AIPAC case revolves around a future war ? intelligence about Iran ? and the Libby case is focused on intelligence leading up to our invasion of Iraq, they are both legal fronts in the same fight.
04-24-06 - Hungry and shell-shocked Z. spent many years in jail, as did his brother. Another brother was a wanted man until he was killed in an assassination. Z. says he has several times prevented armed groups from firing rockets from their area. Because of his family history, he was able to stand in front of them and say that they have "had enough of destruction and bloodshed, we are not afraid of you. No benefit comes from fighting the occupation with the homemade rockets you are firing."
04-24-06 - Israeli Chief of CIA's Investment Group Mysteriously Resigns - AGAIN! Amit Yoran was director of the National Cyber Security Division within the US Department of Homeland Security created following the 9/11 attacks. Amit Yoran, the son of Israelis, will be responsible for protecting federal computer systems from viruses, terrorists, and hackers.
Ran Dagoni, Washington 17 Sep 03 15:34 . Tell me there's no problem with that little statement.
04-24-06 - Egyptian analyst: Can't rule out that Mossad was involved in attack "The Mossad's ability to penetrate the Bedouins in Sinai is known," Salim said in an interview with al-Jazeera. (Roee Nahmias) Of the MOSSAD, the Israeli intelligence service, the SAMS officers say: "Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target U.S. forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act." : elite U.S. Army study center
04-24-06 - Israelis Warned Before Blasts To Stay Away From Sinai
04-24-06 - US may consider offering Abbas funds "We will keep contact with President Abbas - we will also keep contact with any organizations that report directly to him or any independent Palestinian entities," Welch said at a panel discussion during the annual conference of the Anti Defamation League (ADL).
04-24-06 - Stabilizing security in Occupied Palestinian Territory major challenge, Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace tells Security Council
04-24-06 - Abbas orders security forces to scrap anti-Hamas rally
04-24-06 - A Saban Center for Middle East Policy Briefing: Devising a New Strategy for Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
04-24-06 - Painful, shocking, unmissable Many of the films in this week's Palestine Film Festival are not just for anoraks; they will touch and entertain a much wider audience
04-24-06 - Rooting for Ordinary Israelis to Wake Up Once you let the humanity of the other into your consciousness, you can never go back
04-24-06 - Fatah denies attacking Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza
04-24-06 - All War-All The Time The Israel lobby appears to be the only major organized force that is actively pushing the United States toward crisis in Iran. Along with the lobby's leading member, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), there's the American Jewish Committee (AJC), which has taken out full-page ads in major US newspapers with the less-than-subtle heading: "A Nuclear Iran Threatens All", depicting radiating circles on an Iran-centered map to show where its missiles could strike
04-23-06 - Israeli troops kill Palestinian militant in Bethlehem One Palestinian militant was shot dead and two others were wounded by Israeli special forces in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Palestinian security and medical sources said.
04-23-06 - Settlers Attack A gang of 30 militant Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian grocery shop today, and assaulted the owner?s son and several others.
04-23-06 - Hamas guards open fire on Fatah supporters in Gaza Three people were wounded after guards loyal to the governing Hamas movement opened fire on supporters of the former ruling Fatah faction at the Palestinian health ministry, police said.
04-23-06 - Hamas-led Palestinian government receives first aid "We have received 50 million dollars and 20 million dollars had been received by the Arab League, while 20 million dollars more were on the way,"
04-23-06 - Palestinian Territories: MDM-Greece condemns the suspension of direct financial aid to the Palestinian Authority and the military attacks upon civilian population
04-23-06 - Occupation orders reveal settlement expansion in north Hebron district The municipality of Beit Ummar states that some 500-600 dunums of village land will be destroyed for the Wall?s footprint, with another 6000 dunums of land cultivated with grapes and almond trees isolated behind the Apartheid Wall.
04-23-06 - Extent of planned attack on Nazareth's Basilica of the Annunciation emerges weeks later However, evidence from subsequent court hearings and police investigations has painted a very different picture of what the Habibis intended. They had come well prepared for a large attack and had chosen as their first target not the Basilica but the city's biggest mosque. A second look at that church incident from a month or so ago.
04-23-06 - Hamas Distances Itself From Bin Laden Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the group's ideology is vastly different from al-Qaida's but noted that international sanctions on the Hamas-led government would naturally anger some Muslims.
04-23-06 - Bin Laden call falls on deaf ears
04-23-06 - Palestinian employees to receive salaries soon: minister
04-23-06 - 12 Arrested and Wounded in Hebron, a Private Hospital Stormed In Nablus By IOF
04-23-06 - Mofaz: Palestinian Katyusha strike failed
04-23-06 - Tape a vexing reminder of US failure to find bin Laden In the tape, bin Laden called on Muslim fighters to go to Sudan to wage war against "crusader thieves", and slammed the international isolation of the Hamas-led Palestinian government as proof of a "war by crusaders and Zionists against Islam."
04-23-06 - Daniel Barenboim attacks Ehud Olmert's "unilateralism" "We must recognize that the creation of Israel entailed the expulsion of Palestinians. So we cannot ask the Palestinians to accept Israel's right to exist. (But) we can ask them to recognize that Israel does exist", Barenboim continued.
04-23-06 - China's Hu says ready to work for Mideast peace
04-23-06 - Abbas arrives in Turkey for talks on aid, Mideast peace Abbas is hoping that his tour -- which will also take him to Norway, Finland and France -- will help convince donor countries to resume sending aid to his people in order to overcome a long-standing financial crisis.
04-23-06 - Israelis get civilian PM and defence minister
04-23-06 - US-Israel counter-terror plan proposed Israel advocates are behind new legislation that would create an office within the Department of Homeland Security for counterterrorism cooperation between the United States and its allies. Israel is one of a handful of countries named in the legislation that US officials believe could provide technological assistance. The effort comes as numerous states and municipalities, as well as law enforcement agencies, are sending representatives to Israel to pick the brains of counterterrorism leaders. The Israelization of the United States is nearing completion. No surprise to see that AIPAC is behind this legislation. Why the United States is targeted by terrorists in the first place should be the number one thing that gets addressed and redressed. Instead, our governnment only treats the symptoms.
04-23-06 - Israel in midst of terror wave: official
04-23-06 - Militant says he would rather fight Israel than divide his people
04-23-06 - 'Israel has no jurisdiction in W. Bank' The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Sunday that even if the Palestinian Authority does not have the status of a state, it is immune from lawsuits filed by private individuals because it has the elements of a sovereign or quasi-sovereign entity.
04-23-06 - Holy Land: peace campaigners arrested in protest against new wall
04-23-06 - Fatah slams Haneya's silence towards anti-Fatah speech
04-23-06 - Embittered Easter; Christians denied permits to pray in Sepulcher church
04-23-06 - Is The Israel Lobby Effective?
04-23-06 - Voice Of The People It's time we stopped being Israel's big brother and took our politicians to task for accepting the Israeli lobby's bribes. Our national interests do not coincide. Why should we sacrifice one more American soldier's life or spend one more of our tax dollars to defend a country that has never defended us.
04-22-06 - At-Tuwani Release: Israelis and Palestinians arrested demonstrating against Police and soldiers also assaulted several Palestinians.
Soldiers and police repeatedly shoved away and pushed to the ground members of
Ta'ayush and CPTers Maureen Jack and Diane Janzen as they tried to prevent the
arrest of one of the Palestinians. Police arrested one of his brothers for
trying to prevent his arrest, violently kicked another brother on the face after
shoving him to the ground, and pushed his 75-year-old mother to the ground
several times, kicking her hard in the stomach.
04-22-06 - Soldiers attack priests, Christians while celebrating Holy Saturday in Jerusalem Dimirty Diliani, who heads a coalition of Palestinians Christians, reported that soldiers attacked worshipers and priests who gathered around the church; several residents and priests were injured
04-22-06 - Hebron settlers assault two female international aid workers Members of the group said that dozens of settlers assaulted two women volunteers as they blocked the way to settlers who wanted to break into a
Palestinian-owned store. Both women were hurt.
04-22-06 - 'Holy Fire' Ceremony Held in Jerusalem Dimitri Diliani, who leads a coalition of Palestinian Christians, said Israeli police blocked Palestinian Christians from entering the Old City, allowing in only foreign worshippers.
04-22-06 - Banks balk at sending funds to Hamas government
04-22-06 - Hamas courting Palestinian civil war: Fatah
04-22-06 - Abbas calls Jordan's Hamas 'weapons cache' dangerous
04-22-06 - Rival students clash in Gaza City The latest tensions showed again how deep the divide is between the factions and how suspicious they are of one another.
04-22-06 - Bil?in Demonstration Calls For Boycott of Israeli Products
04-22-06 - Hamas, Fatah agree to end violence
04-22-06 - Israeli soldiers force 18 family members into single room as they overtake the home
04-22-06 - Senior Abbas Aide Rushes to Gaza A senior aide to Mahmoud Abbas made an emergency trip to the Gaza Strip on Saturday to try to bridge the rancorous rift between the moderate Palestinian leader and the Hamas militants controlling parliament and the Cabinet.
04-22-06 - UPDATE 1-World Bank says relations with Hamas up to board The World Bank will continue 10 existing development projects in Palestinian-ruled areas but won't start new ones until its board of member countries decides how to proceed with the new Hamas-led Palestinian government, a senior bank official said on Friday.
04-22-06 - America must take action against Iran: Israeli official Do you think that the United States has really reached a point where it is ready to operate militarily in Iran? "Public opinion is ready and Congress supports it. I assume that the administration does, too."
04-22-06 - Arab aid to Palestinian Authority blocked: official Aid pledged by Arab countries to the cash-starved Palestinian Authority has been held up, a senior Palestinian official said, blaming foreign opponents of the Hamas government
04-22-06 - FBI is accused of 'trickery' in spy case Using the signed form, the FBI agents then approached Mark Feldstein, director of the journalism program at George Washington University, for help in accessing the documents, saying they had the family's permission to see them. He balked.
04-22-06 - Deaths stun community Cousins Mayada Jafar, 15, of Kinnelon and Athear Jafar, 16, of Jefferson Township were walking along the shoulder of Kinnelon Road around dusk Thursday when a car driven by Eugene C. Baum struck the girls from behind and sent them flying over a guardrail
04-22-06 - Not Next Year, Not in Jerusalem
04-22-06 - Barroso calls on Hamas to show willingness for peace "We want to keep our support to the Palestinian people," Barroso told a forum held by the EU Institute of Kobe University.
04-22-06 - As Eye See It : Palestinian Christians: persecuted, betrayed, forced out of their homes
04-22-06 - The Passionate Attachment:U.S. Support for Aggressive Zionism, the Real Problem in the Middle East
04-22-06 - Rice: Hamas Can't Survive Without Israel American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice declared on Friday that the Hamas government will have to compromise with Israel in order to receive needed financial assistance.
04-22-06 - Last rites for shrivelling Dead Sea Bromberg said Israel was misusing its water to grow produce unsuited to the environment. 'We have to ask, "Why are we growing bananas, a tropical plant, in the desert?" The economic returns do not make sense,' he said.
04-22-06 - Spokesman Denies Rice Leaked Defense Info
04-22-06 - Swiss take unique look at American 'poet of apprehension' She dedicated that novel in 1983 to the "courage of the Palestinian people" and a later work to the "the dead and the dying among the Intifada."
04-21-06 - Militant Settlers Attack 79 Year Old Human Rights Worker in Hebron The settler group then attacked the other human rights workers, including Sister Anne Montgomery (who will be 80 in November) a member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). She was stoned, as were Tore (29) from Norway, and Karien (46) from Germany. Soldiers from the Israeli Army watched the entire incident and made no attempt to intervene.
04-21-06 - Jewish settlers attack Christian peace monitors in Hebron Ms Abbs said the team in Hebron is subject to constant harassment. Earlier this month, a Swiss accompanier was wounded by settlers and had to have seven stitches in her head, she said.
04-21-06 - Palestinian stabs policeman near capital
04-21-06 - Israel threatens new Hamas-nominated security chief
04-21-06 - France refuses entry visa to Palestinian minister The foreign ministry said a request by Palestinian planning minister Samir Abu Eisheh for a visa to attend a forum on European-Arab dialogue was rejected because of an EU suspension of political-level contacts with Hamas, which is considered a terrorist organisation.
04-21-06 - Abbas warns of catastrophe unless donors send funds his way "In my eyes, it is not justified to stop aid. If they do not recognise the government, there are other means of transferring it. What is essential is that it reaches the Palestinian people and that citizens do not suffer,"
04-21-06 - Palestinian Workers' Pay Is 3 Weeks Late
04-21-06 - Olmert: Syria, Iran Involved in Bombing Interim Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Friday accused the Syrian and Iranian governments of involvement in a suicide bombing that killed nine people in Tel Aviv this week
04-21-06 - Palestinian president vetoes Hamas police
04-21-06 - Iran shells Kurd positions in Iraq: Kurd official Iranian forces shelled Iranian Kurdish rebel positions inside mountainous northern Iraq early on Friday to repel an attack, an Iraqi Kurdish official said. An aside, Israel is training the Kurds of northern Iraq and using them to build a power base.
04-21-06 - Sixteen Palestinians arrested overnight in the West Bank
04-21-06 - Abbas takes on Hamas over security Besides command over the 60,000-strong security forces and other government powers, the two men have argued over who should control crossing points into Gaza.
04-21-06 - Israeli troops could reoccupy part of Gaza: report But the newspaper quoted the commanders as saying such an operation was unlikely to be implemented in the near future as it could undermine international backing for Israel since Hamas took over the Palestinian government on March 29.
04-21-06 - Jordan says Hamas weapons cache came from Syria
04-21-06 - Stanley Heller: War Crimes Caught on Tape A UN soldier with a camcorder recorded five minutes of the shelling and the image of an unmanned Israeli spy plane flying overhead.
04-21-06 - Abbas to seek aid during Mideast, Europe trip Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas leaves on a trip to Muslim and European nations on Friday to press for more aid to the Palestinian people and seek support for peace initiatives with Israel.
04-21-06 - Flashback Dec. 2003: Israel trains US assassination squads in Iraq "It is bonkers, insane. Here we are - we're already being compared to Sharon in the Arab world, and we've just confirmed it by bringing in the Israelis and setting up assassination teams." "They are being trained by Israelis in Fort Bragg," a well-informed intelligence source in Washington said. I wonder how the Iraqis feel about that little nugget of information. We arm and back Israel in its war against the Palestinians. And then we allow Israelis to train our forces for when they invade Iraq.
04-21-06 - Lawyer: Rice Allegedly Leaked Defense Info "On day one, Secretary of State Rice tells him certain info and on day two one of the conspirators tells him the same thing or something less volatile."
It really just shows the degree to which our government has been compromised by a foreign nation.
04-21-06 - Egypt invites Israeli PM to visit
04-21-06 - We could lose the next war "I have no doubt that if Egypt could make Israel disappear from the map, it would not object to that. A future military confrontation with Israel exists in the Egyptian national consciousness and in the consciousness of the Egyptian security forces, and that is what Egyptian strategic planning is leading toward." Read the next few paragraphs after that one. It's interesting that this man is blaming Egypt for .. just about everything. Lest we forget, Israel believed Egypt was about to attack in the past and then threw the first punch in 1967 by destroying Egypt's airfields thereby igniting the Six Day War - a war in which Israel saw massive territorial gains. So on the one hand this Israeli official is saying that Israel is too puny to thwart any future attacks(?), and on the other saying that Israel once again sustains an existential threat from Egypt.
04-21-06 - The Power Player Who Faces Charges for Talking His indictment has marred the reputation of AIPAC, which employed him for 23 years. The hard-charging Rosen was instrumental in building AIPAC into one of Washington's most effective pressure groups. The 100,000-member organization plays a major role in securing more than $2 billion a year in U.S. aid for Israel and in fostering other pro-Israel policies...At AIPAC, Rosen helped pioneer executive-branch lobbying, a style of advocacy that was not widespread when he began it in the mid-1980s, but is now a routine complement to the more traditional lobbying of Congress. Before Rosen, AIPAC had believed that the way to alter American foreign policy was to get senators to sign a letter But these days, to say that these pro-Israel lobbyists alter foreign policy is the talk of 'anti-Semites'.
04-21-06 - Swedish govt not to meet Hamas member: spokesperson
04-21-06 - Palestinians form united delegation to meet officials Asked about former MP Elias Ferzli's claim that the parliamentary majority wanted to settle Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, he said that the Palestinian would "never give up their right to return to their homeland."
04-21-06 - Fadlallah blasts Bush for failing to offer aid "The U.S. did not offer any financial aid to help Lebanon overcome its economic crisis, while we see it granting every year millions of dollars to the Israelis to improve their military force and attack the region."
04-21-06 - BMD Focus: Israel's Next ABM Shield the U.S.-Israeli consortia participating in the SRBMD tender want their systems to be eligible for U.S. government funding for the proposed project, Globes said. The U.S. Congress has already approved $133 million for the Arrow program in the coming fiscal year, including $10 million for defense against short-range missiles. Bringing in Alliant into the SRBDM project could ensure that a large congressional bloc will support budget appropriations for short-range missile defense, provided that IAI and Boeing win the tender," Globes said. Meanwhile, America's borders continue to remain open and veritably undefended.
04-21-06 - Family man fights to remain in Canada
04-21-06 - Residents, peace activists protest against the Wall, Israeli products in Bilin
04-21-06 - Retired colonel: Israel's greed to blame for attacks Retired IDF colonel says government insistence on grabbing more Palestinian land is delaying fence construction, which in turn allows terrorists easy access to Israel
04-21-06 - Play pushed underground Cancelled in New York, the first Toronto reading of My Name Is Rachel Corrie is being held at a secret location
04-21-06 - National Intelligence Director Negroponte and Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to Address ADL Meeting in Washington ADL leaders from across the country will gather for briefings from key government leaders, policymakers, ambassadors and opinion-molders during the annual ADL National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Among the issues on the agenda are extremists and immigration, Israel update, the Hamas question, democracy in the Muslim world, crisis in Darfur, extremism in cyberspace, and policy updates from inside the Beltway...."From Podcasts to Blogs: The Dangerous New Domains of Cyberhate" THe internet, blogs, are very dangerous to pro-Israeli organizations like the ADL. For, they have little control over them and their coverage of Israel's behavior in the Occupied Territories.
04-21-06 - A video game that seeks to make peace, not war
04-20-06 - Palestinian business says moves against Hamas threaten stability They say a hasty, US-led campaign against Hamas threatens to undo efforts in recent years to boost the private sector, increase transparency in the Palestinian Authority (PA) and promote reform in the wider economy of the occupied territories
04-20-06 - Lebanese PM calls for help for US help for Israeli withdrawal from Shebaa Israel's withdrawal from the area could lead to Hezbollah's disarmament, as the movement says it needs weapons only to defend against Israel, Siniora said earlier. The Bush administration's newfound concern for Lebanon ends with the Hariri investigation and the calls for disarming Hezbollah, I'm guessing.
04-20-06 - Hamas reveals new security force Mr Siyam also put a leading militant, Jamal Abu Samhadana, in charge of Palestinian police and security forces.
04-20-06 - The New York Times Whitewashes the Israeli Takeover of East Jerusalem
04-20-06 - Palestinian Authority: Hamas must condemn attacks on civilians
04-20-06 - Abbas hopes to persuade Hamas to denounce terrorism
04-20-06 - Medical error 'may have caused Sharon's stroke'
04-20-06 - Syria rejects UN Lebanon border call Syria cannot draw its shared border with Lebanon because a key southern zone remains occupied by Israel, a government official said in response to a UN call to firm up its frontiers.
04-20-06 - Palestinian Rights Committee approves programme for seminar to be held in Cairo, 26 - 27 April
04-20-06 - Lebanon president rejects call to merge Hezbollah into army Lebanon's pro-Syrian president, Emile Lahoud, rejected a UN proposal to merge the Hezbollah militia into the army as a ploy to weaken the country's defences against Israel.
04-20-06 - Blair envoy holds talks with Palestinian leader
04-20-06 - Spectre of failed state looms over Hamas "All the measures combined are likely to have a very harsh impact on the Palestinian economy and the living conditions of the people in Palestine." The stated goal (which was later denied) of Israel (who then involved us to go along with them) was to starve the Palestinians into ousting the Hamas government.
04-20-06 - Arab funds to give Palestinians aid Large Arab investment funds will funnel about $50 million into projects to ease the hardships of the Palestinians but the money will not go to the cash-strapped Hamas-led government, fund heads said on Wednesday
04-20-06 - Brazil Quietly Pursues Own Nuclear Path "Brazil doesn't cheat on the Nonproliferation Treaty and it does not exist in an area of high tension," said David Albright, a former U.N. inspector who runs the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security. Israel does, and refuses to sign the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, let alone allow in the weapons inspectors.
04-20-06 - In Rare Move, 2nd AIPAC Dismissal Hearing Set In another unusual move, the government asked Ellis yesterday to hold a closed hearing on the case and supported it with a petition from Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty.
04-20-06 - Vanunu hit by further ban on leaving Israel The nuclear whistleblower and peace activist Mordechai Vanunu has been told that the ban stopping him leaving Israel has been extended for another year and that he is still viewed by the authorities "as a security risk to the state".
04-20-06 - Former attorney testifies for man accused of helping Hamas Feldman said many of his clients - Palestinian detainees accused of taking part in terrorist activities - have talked of judgment so impaired by sleep deprivation and other techniques that they will confess to crimes they did not commit...Feldman also challenged the admissibility of statements Salah made under interrogation through the Israeli military court system.
04-20-06 - Bereaved Israelis and Palestinians advocate peace in festival film If the documentary has a hidden agenda, it is to give voice to ordinary people whom the media generally overlook in their coverage of vociferous prime ministers and bloody acts of violence. Along those lines, Avni has founded a nonprofit, Just Vision, which spotlights the grassroots peace efforts of Israelis and Palestinians.
04-20-06 - Church calls for Hamas to renounce terror after Tel Aviv bombing
04-20-06 - Suicide bombing highlights hatreds We are Americans, not Israelis. Please give us the whole picture, not an Israeli-centric one. Read last letter on page as well.
04-20-06 - Breaking Up Bomb Plots--and Habitats? Besides disrupting the flow of surface water, Garb says the barrier could damage the region's unique ecosystems by blocking animal migration Why can't Israel build the wall on the Green Line - or the internationally recognized border- rather than such that it confiscates large swaths of PALESTINIAN land? What would Americans do if someone came along and decided to build a 'fence' that SEIZES their property?
04-20-06 - Balad MKs meet Hamas despite Border Police intervention Attorney General Menachem Mazuz will defend the government's move to revoke the East Jerusalem residency of three Hamas members of the Palestinian parliament if the decision is petitioned in the High Court, Mazuz has informed interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
04-20-06 - AUT votes to boycott Israeli universities The Association of University Teachers (AUT), which represents 42,000 lecturers at British universities, has passed a motion calling on academics to sever links with three Israeli universities....The motion accuses the Hebrew University of dispossessing Palestinian families from their land in order to expand the university campus
04-20-06 - EDITORIAL: A decent future for Palestine
04-20-06 - Desert Storms Can a trek across the desert help Muslims, Jews and Christians understand each other better? Not without a few snags.
04-20-06 - What was that all about? Paradise Now is the story of 48 hours in the lives of two men, friends since boyhood, who have been recruited as suicide bombers. The film, directed by Hany Abu-Assad, received official backing from the Israeli government and an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.
04-20-06 - Berkeley Arts Center Sticks With Principles Has the United State become such a Zionist lap-dog that Israeli chutzpah will begin to trump our freedom of expression? Have American supporters of Israel become so zealous in their unconditional support for Israel, that they see freedom of expression as a threat to their agenda? Yes, no venue is safe from those seeking to 'balance' all things related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And oddly, the pro-Israeli groups never seek to 'balance' anything that promotes their agenda.
04-20-06 - Controversial book gets OK A children's book controversial for its depiction of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been approved by the Ottawa Carleton District School Board
04-20-06 - Mything the Point of "The Israel Lobby" Another angle of the study of the Israeli lobby.
04-19-06 - Clashes between Israeli army and Palestinian university students
04-19-06 - High Court okays completion of separation fence around Jerusalem
04-19-06 - Hamas denies storing weapons in Jordan A Hamas official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters the cancellation of Zahar's trip was due to American and Israeli pressure on Jordan to avoid contact with the Hamas-led government. Bingo.
04-19-06 - Hamas PM rejects foreign pressure, says dignity better than dollars
04-19-06 - Chirac, Mubarak urge diplomacy with Iran Speaking later at the press conference, Chirac said he supported continued aid to the Palestinians "for legal and humanitarian reasons," and added he planned to discuss the matter further with Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas. "It is politically clumsy to make the Palestinian population pay" for the arrival in power of Hamas by cutting aid, Chirac said.
04-19-06 - Hezbollah blasts UN call to settle Lebanon-Syria border The fundamentalist Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah criticized a UN envoy's call for Syria and Lebanon to work together to draw their shared border, describing it as pro-Israel.
04-19-06 - Britain, Saudi differ on Palestinian aid Palestinian foreign minister Mahmud Zahar, who met with Prince Saud in Riyadh Tuesday, appeared to leave the door open to accepting the Arab peace plan.
04-19-06 - France rules out cutting off Palestinian relief aid "It is absolutely out of the question ... to cut off humanitarian aid to the Palestinian Territories," he told RMC radio. "That would be a major political mistake."
04-19-06 - Hamas legislators weigh legal action over Israel's choice to revoke residency "If needed, we will also go to the International Court of Justice, and we are going to ask the Arab and Islamic countries to appeal to the international community to abort this decision."
04-19-06 - Aid cuts 'will hit Palestinians'
04-19-06 - Three children injured by Israeli shelling in Gaza Three children were injured Tuesday morning in Beit Lahia, in the north of the Gaza Strip, due to the ongoing Israeli army shelling of the area.
04-19-06 - Jihad leader: No barrier can stop us What greater damage than what we have experienced until today can be done? Today the entire Palestinian people is under siege. There is destruction and killing on a daily basis. Israel closes down the border crossings and suffocates the Palestinians. The army invades Palestinian communities daily, and as we have said, the army only left Jenin this morning after being here for several days. So what kind of damage are you talking about? How will this attack add to the suffering of the Palestinian people?
04-19-06 - Israel to forgo military response to bombing One of his cousins said, "I never thought he would do such a thing. He didn't have the profile of suicide-bomber," while his mother blamed Israel for the situation. "We don't like to see innocent people, including Jews, killed. But when they kill our children on a daily basis, our hearts are hardened and we try to make them drink from the same cup they have been forcing us to drink from all these years,"
04-19-06 - Palestinian PM holds phone talks with Italy's Prodi
04-19-06 - Settlers attack Palestinian students in Hebron Settlers hurled stones and empty glass bottles at the children and chased them, while soldiers stopped and searched dozens of students at army gates and military posts around the old city, eyewitnesses reported.
04-19-06 - Palestinian unemployment rate tipped to rise
04-19-06 - EU declines to criticise Russian aid for Hamas The European Union declined to criticise Russia on Tuesday for offering emergency aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority after Washington and Brussels cut off direct payments to pressure Hamas to recognise Israel.
04-19-06 - Palestinian media no friend of Hamas
04-19-06 - Iraq: Palestinian refugees remain stranded on Jordan border About 150 Palestinians refugees fleeing from Iraq, including some 50 children, remain stranded near the Jordan-Iraq border, say aid officials.
04-19-06 - Film-maker murder action halted The government has turned down calls for immediate court action over the death of a Devon man shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Gaza
04-19-06 - Pope Benedict XVI condemns Passover suicide bombing
04-19-06 - Mideast 'axis' forms against West Iran is the driving force behind the alliance, its strategic position in the region enhanced by the US-led effort to oust Tehran's Taliban enemy in Afghanistan to the east and its Baathist foe in Iraq to the west.
04-19-06 - Six Palestinian armed factions express support to Hamas-led cabinet
04-19-06 - Israeli lawmakers meet Hamas counterparts to show support
04-19-06 - Palestinian official doesn't know when he'll be able to pay workers "I would not like the recognition of the state of Israel for many reasons," said Abdel-Razeq, whose mother was born near Tel Aviv before Israel was founded in 1948. "But I might accept it if it's part of a package."
04-19-06 - From April 19, 1996: Massacre in Sanctuary; Eyewitness Israel's slaughter of civilians in this terrible 10-day offensive - 206 by last night - has been so cavalier, so ferocious, that not a Lebanese will forgive this massacre. There had been the ambulance attacked on Saturday, the sisters killed in Yohmor the day before, the 2-year-old girl decapitated by an Israeli missile four days ago. And earlier yesterday, the Israelis had slaughtered a family of 12 - the youngest was a four- day-old baby - when Israeli helicopter pilots fired missiles into their home.
04-19-06 - World Bank Earmarks $500M for Bird Flu Asked whether new aid should flow to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority, Wolfowitz said that is something that would be a matter for the World Bank's board. "We are not an independent actor," he said.
04-19-06 - Breaking the silence Arabs and Muslims like Americans and democracy just fine in principle. What they don't like is U.S. foreign policy. Their main grievance before 2003 was of U.S. complicity in the dispossession of the Palestinians. Now they have another major objection, the U.S. occupation of Iraq -- and they clearly see the two as related
04-19-06 - Another brick in the separation barrier "The suffering endured by the Palestinian people during the Israeli occupation of the last 40 years is unimaginable to us living in the West and I support them in their struggle to be free," Mr Waters said
04-19-06 - Blair urges Hamas to denounce 'wicked' Tel Aviv bombing I did not hear Britain's condemnation of the recent attacks on Palestinians, did you?
04-19-06 - A Lobby, Not a Conspiracy How are we to explain the fact that it is in Israel itself that the uncomfortable issues raised by Professors Mearsheimer and Walt have been most thoroughly aired? It was an Israeli columnist in the liberal daily Haaretz who described the American foreign policy advisers Richard Perle and Douglas Feith as "walking a fine line between their loyalty to American governments ...and Israeli interests." It was Israel's impeccably conservative Jerusalem Post that described Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense, as "devoutly pro-Israel." Are we to accuse Israelis, too, of "anti-Zionism"? The pro-Israeli media 'watchdog' CAMERA has already attacked this piece at The New York Times. It can't be all bad.
04-18-06 - Israeli occupation at root of violence: Hamas PM
04-18-06 - American head of U.N. agency meets Hamas official One of the issues they discussed was the frequent closure of crossing points into Gaza.
04-18-06 - Saudi to give Palestinians 92.4 million dollars: Zahar aide
04-18-06 - Israel blames Hamas for bombing but limits response A large-scale Israeli assault targeting the new Palestinian government could spark a backlash against the Jewish state at a time when it is trying to cement a U.S.-led boycott of the Islamic militant group.
04-18-06 - Israel's concrete barrier splits W. Bank families Farmers, for example, say they have been cut off from their fields and there were riots at an Arab school near Jerusalem last year when the barrier was built through the playground.
04-18-06 - Iranian group seeks British suicide bombers Israeli security analysts said there is no evidence that the group has been directly linked to suicide bombings or other attacks in Israel.
04-18-06 - Last chance for two states Monday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv rightly drew international condemnation, yet criticism of Israel's relentless shelling of civilian population centres in the occupied Gaza Strip has been blocked by the US at the UN security council.
04-18-06 - Israel blames Hamas for bombing
04-18-06 - Tel Aviv Attack Overshadows UN Debate on Israeli Military Actions the session was overshadowed by news that a bomber with the militant group Islamic Jihad detonated explosives at a fast food stand in Tel Aviv
04-18-06 - Palestinians 1.3bn dollars in debt: finance minister
04-18-06 - Norway ready to meet Hamas representatives The Norwegian government says it is considering meeting representatives of the radical Islamic group Hamas during their visit to Oslo in May even though some countries have refused to recognize the new Palestinian government.
04-18-06 - Israeli, Palestinian Envoys Trade Charges Israel said Monday that a new "axis of terror" - Iran, Syria and the Hamas-run Palestinian government - is sowing the seeds of the first world war of the 21st century. The Palestinians accused Israel of an escalating and indiscriminate military campaign that targets civilians and entrenches its occupation.
04-18-06 - German group calls on Israeli Soldiers to refuse orders to kill innocents A petition being circulated by a German peace group states, "We know from the history of our own country what dangers await a society that loses its moral standards", and asks Israeli soldiers to refuse to participate on war crimes in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.
04-18-06 - Ahmadinejad Insists Iran Army Must Be Ready Israel and the United States have jointly developed the Arrow anti-ballistic missile system in response to deployment of the Shahab-3.
04-18-06 - Bush won't rule out nuclear strike on Iran U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Israel's Jerusalem Post the United States probably could not destroy Iran's nuclear program but could attempt to set it back by strikes as a last resort.
04-18-06 - Remaining Human Rights Workers Threatened with Expulsion from Hebron The Israeli Army has threatened human rights workers in Hebron with further expulsions from the H2 zone, near the Old Souk (market).
04-18-06 - Israel arrests father of Palestinian suicide bomber Both the bombers' parents told AFP on Monday that they had no idea about their sons' intentions, thinking that he had gone to work as normal at a restaurant in Jenin before being informed about the bombing
04-18-06 - Hamas leaders' residency to be revoked MK Ahmed Tibi on Tuesday asked Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to change his decision to revoke the Israeli residency status of Hamas leaders living in east Jerusalem. Israel does not own East Jerusalem. Israel is an occupier of that territory according to international law.
04-18-06 - Some Arab Papers Condemn Tel Aviv Bombing An-Nahar wrote that the suicide bomb attack in Tel Aviv on Monday was the last thing the Palestinians need "because it provided the West with an ideal pretext to impose a collective punishment on them to force the Hamas government to accept its conditions."
04-18-06 - As Iran again rattles the sabers, Israel considers available options Ultimately, Israeli officials believe that only the threat or use of force will deter Iran. And though many doubt that the U.S. will take military action, others point out that Washington has not taken any option off the table...During a February visit to Washington, Kaplinsky reportedly discussed the Iranian situation with American defense officials. According to American media reports, subsequently denied in Israel, he pressed the United States to take military action "he pressed the United States to take military action"
04-18-06 - Many Arabs favor nuclear Iran Most in the Arab world see the U.S. and European campaign against Iran as hypocritical, while Israel refuses to allow international nuclear inspections and is thought to have some 200 nuclear warheads.
04-18-06 - Berlusconi, friend of Israel and U.S., narrowly loses Italian election Alessandro Ruben, head of the ADL office in Rome, said there were a number of figures in Prodi's coalition who were "kosher"- that is, who have demonstrated firm support for Israel....Jewish observers will closely monitor Prodi's policy. In fact, Prodi already has run into trouble on the issue.
04-18-06 - The Dead Sea is 'dying'
04-18-06 - From Moral Vacuity to Righteousness: An Israel Accountability Act Touche. Cook satirizes the anti-Palestine legislation that pro-Israeli groups recently pushed through Congress. Point well taken.
04-18-06 - American Jewish Committee Welcomes Decision to Deport Sami al-Arian
04-18-06 - If Americans Knew: Bulletin on Suicide Bombing Since AP, NPR and others are sending out incomplete reports, we thought your news organization would like to make use of the following information:
04-18-06 - Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories & Photos
04-18-06 - DCI/PS call to action on Palestinian Prisoners' Day Since the beginning of this intifada in September 2000, Israeli forces have arrested around 4,000 Palestinian children, 400 of whom are still in Israeli prisons and detention centres
04-18-06 - Activists describe West Bank violence
04-18-06 - The Surreal Story of Qawawis Continues
04-18-06 - Some Palestinian reactions to the suicide bombing
04-18-06 - Caterpillar: Campaigners tell Church Commissioners ?Divest Now? 19 representatives of Christian, Jewish, human rights and development organisations wrote to the Church of England Commissioners today asking them to support the General Synod?s decision to disinvest from Caterpillar last month
04-18-06 - FBI Wants Access to Dead Writer's Papers The agents expressed interest in documents that would aid the government's case against two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, who have been charged with disclosing classified information, said Kevin Anderson, the columnist's son.
04-18-06 - Israeli wall severs ancient pilgrimage route
04-18-06 - U.S. Backs Israel's Rights, Urges Caution It reflects a long-standing position by President Bush that the Israeli government is entitled to use retaliatory force in defense of the Israeli people. Sheer hypocrisy. Was killing this kid last week 'defense'? Where is the condemnation for that?
04-18-06 - Jordan Accuses Hamas of Smuggling Weapons
04-18-06 - Colin Powell Disagrees With David Gergen's Claim That There is No Israel "Lobby"
04-18-06 - Israel blames Hamas for bombing Mr Siniora wants to convince President Bush to put pressure on Israel to withdraw from the Farms regardless of whom they belong to, our correspondent says...It is unclear how Mr Bush or Israel will respond to this proposal, says our correspondent.
04-18-06 - Compensation package for farmers urgently needed
04-18-06 - Jab?a Villagers Hold Peaceful March Demanding Right to Farm Land On the morning of Monday, April 17, Jab?a villagers held a march demanding the right to farm their land, along with Palestinians from nearby villages, and international and Israeli activists in this action against the apartheid wall and the settlements surrounding Jab?a.
04-18-06 - Only trade spy for greater gain Any exchange would have to serve a political or diplomatic purpose greater than the impact of the serious crime committed by Mr. Pollard. That is a very high bar for those who advocate Mr. Pollard?s release.
04-18-06 - Today in History - April 18 Israeli shells killed 91 Lebanese refugees in a U.N. camp; Israel called the attack an "unfortunate mistake." Naturally.
04-18-06 - Message From The Victim To His Killer
04-17-06 - Palestinian suicide bomber kills nine in Tel Aviv
04-17-06 - Palestinian youth killed in N Gaza artillery shelling Witnesses said a group of teenagers and young men were playing soccer on a hilltop on the outskirts of the town of Beit Lahiya, when an artillery shell struck close to where they were playing. Dozens of shells had hit the area also during the day.
04-17-06 - Israel strikes Palestinian factory
04-17-06 - Palestinian youth shot by Israeli troops during West Bank protest Israeli soldiers holed up in a home in this West Bank city on Monday opened fire on a crowd of stone-throwing protesters outside the building, wounding two people, including a 13-year-old boy...Palestinian hospital officials said the youth was shot in the neck and in moderate condition The deaths and casualties of Palestinians get thrown to the wayside by the mainstream American media. Meanwhile, the Tel Aviv bombing has been on the front page of Yahoo all day (and others, I'm sure). But there's no Israel lobby. It's all just one big conspiracy theory...
04-17-06 - Qatar Pledges $50 Million to Palestinians Qatar said Monday it would give the Palestinian government $50 million in aid to help make up for a shortfall after the United States and the European Union cut off funding.
04-17-06 - Israel calls Mideast terror "declarations of war" U.S. Ambassador John Bolton on Monday said he regretted the loss of life, including in Gaza, but that the responsibility for preventing terror attacks "rests with the Palestinian Authority." Israel deliberately targeted civilians when they shelled houses last week - killing a girl and wounding many children.
04-17-06 - U.S. Condemns Tel Aviv Bombing The US did not, however, condemn the killing of the Palestinan child last week by Israeli forces after it deliberately targeted civilian areas.
04-17-06 - Palestinians urge help to avert health crisis Palestinian health minister Bassem Naim launched an appeal for the international community to help avert a humanitarian crisis after a cut-off in direct aid to the Hamas government.
04-17-06 - UN plans to host Mideast quartet meeting in New York May 9 -- Annan UN chief Kofi Annan said that he was planning to host a meeting of the Middle East diplomatic quartet in New York on May 9 to discuss regional developments and the international blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian settlement.
04-17-06 - Israel may have to go it alone on Iran: right-wing leader Avigdor Lieberman said Iran's nuclear programme "represents an existential threat for Israel which will oblige us to take unilateral action if the international community does nothing to stop it". Not if they can get us to do it for them.
04-17-06 - Abbas condemns 'terrorist' Tel Aviv blast
04-17-06 - Israeli destruction of Nablus property and arrests of its citizens continues unabated
04-17-06 - Hebron Update: 11-15 April 2006 Lynes was horrified at the treatment of waiting
Palestinians crowding the entrance. They were treated like animals.
04-17-06 - Israel continues shelling northern Gaza
04-17-06 - Gillerman calls Iranian statements 'act of war' Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Gillerman, while speaking at a specially convened UN Security Council meeting late Monday, called the statements recently made by Iranian, Syrian and Palestinian leaders "acts of war."
04-17-06 - Erekat Warns against Israeli Closure of Crossing with Gaza Strip
04-17-06 - U.S. to probe reported aid to Hamas-led Palestinian cabinet: spokesman
04-17-06 - Japan to halt funding for Hamas-led government The Japanese government plans to suspend any new financial support to the Palestinian Authority for the time being, in line with similar policies adopted by the United States and the European Union aimed at forcing the Hamas-led government to change its anti-Israel stance, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned Monday.
04-17-06 - Palestinian People Commemorates Annual Prisoner's Day
04-17-06 - Barghuti 'not interested' in prisoner swap
04-17-06 - IDF accused of murder of two Brits And Jewish MP Gerald Kaufman told the BBC he believed the soldiers involved should be put on trial in an international court.
04-17-06 - Syrian official: Syria will regain every inch of the Golan Heights
04-17-06 - Arab professor pleads guilty to helping Palestinian radicals "I'm crucified because of who I am: a stateless Palestinian, an Arab and Muslim, an outspoken advocate for Palestinian rights," he added.
04-17-06 - Eilat hotels: Tourists pay more Israeli told tourists pay more for same services at Eilat hotels; in some hotels 80 percent gap found between prices paid by Israelis and tourists
04-17-06 - It's no coincidence that blast follows Iran's threat
04-17-06 - Hamas Being Forced To Collapse What does the U.S. want, to bring back a proven corrupt government that made a mockery of international aid, including U.S. funds?
04-17-06 - Attacks leave Israel with few options But it still cannot stop people like 21-year-old Sami Hammad and the network of terrorists who trained, equipped and deployed him yesterday. It is hard to see what more Israel can do. Stealing land and denying the human rights of another people will never get you peace, is perhaps the moral to the story. And Israel has been doing just that for nearly sixty years.
04-17-06 - American real estate tycoon buys J'lem Gate Hotel Willner is also a member of the pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC.
04-17-06 - Who is this Israel, and what's all this talk of an "Israel Lobby"?
04-17-06 - Antony Loewenstein: Don't let any lobby shut down debate Public debate on the subject is routinely curtailed by intimidation and slander initiated by the Zionist lobby. In a healthy democracy, Israel's policies should not be immune to criticism. However, this seems to be the status quo: Israel remains a blind spot of the US administration.
04-17-06 - Assembly will act on more than 130 overtures The PC(USA) has been accused of being anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, pro-terrorism and worse.
04-16-06 - Christians prevented from attending Jerusalem rites Latin Patriarchate officials said that many Palestinian Christians who applied for security passes were denied them by Israeli military authorities who control passage into Jerusalem from West Bank towns, especially Bethlehem.
04-16-06 - Star switches venue after protests Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters is moving his concert in Israel from a Tel Aviv park to a chickpea field next to a joint Jewish-Arab village because of Palestinian protests, it has been reported.
04-16-06 - Gaza Mayor: Work stopped in more than 30 projects because of the closure
04-16-06 - Iran confirms it will fund Hamas government
04-16-06 - Two IDF soldiers held for alleged role in West Bank clash Two Israel Defense Forces troops have been arrested on the suspicion that they took part in clashes between settlers and Palestinian farmers, and opened fire, while on leave from the army. The soldiers allegedly joined a group of settlers that tried to thwart the work of Palestinian farmers near the West Bank village of Salem, in the vicinity of Nablus
04-16-06 - IDF accused of 'knowingly risking Palestinian lives' Six human rights organizations appealed the High Court on Sunday to cancel a regulation which allows Israel Defense Forces artillery to fire shells at targets up to 100 meters away from Palestinian houses.
04-16-06 - IDF presents: Educational punishments "They're not allowing them to live," Lalo said, referring to restrictions of movement imposed on the Palestinians. "They're trying to clear whole areas of Palestinians and get them used to moving underground, or maybe not moving at all."
04-16-06 - Pope calls for nuclear diplomacy Pope Benedict, in his first Easter message, called on Sunday for an "honorable solution" to the nuclear standoff with Iran, a truly independent Palestinian state, and global cooperation to combat terrorism.
04-16-06 - Israeli troops arrest 13 year old Apr. 15 - Israeli troops arrested a 13 year old Palestinian child while he was sleeping, in a raid on a West Bank village and accused him of stone throwing. There's a video of the event on the page.
04-16-06 - Hamas in talks to broaden government Hamas has held talks with rival factions to try to persuade them to join a Palestinian government which the group said was facing a "state of crisis" because of Western pressure.
04-16-06 - Israelis detain top Hamas deputy A senior Hamas politician was detained for several hours on Sunday by Israeli police in East Jerusalem.
04-16-06 - Gaza bird flu contained Palestinian health workers have contained an outbreak of bird flu in the Gaza Strip after culling more than 360 000 birds exposed to the illness, Gaza Governor Mohammed al-Kidwa said on Sunday.
04-16-06 - Pope's Easter Message Calls for Diplomacy "May the international community, which reaffirms Israel's just right to exist in peace, assist the Palestinian people to overcome the precarious conditions in which they live and to build their future, moving toward the constitution of a state which is truly their own," Benedict said.
04-16-06 - Olmert lays out plan to redraw Israel border
04-16-06 - Petition: Gaza shelling illegal
04-16-06 - Dor-Alon renews gas supply to PA Energy market officials claim that Dor-Alon Energy Company, the main gas supplier to the Palestinian Authority, has renewed supply to the Palestinians
04-16-06 - On Prisoner's Day; One-Third of Palestinian Population Arrested Since 1967, PPS Says
04-16-06 - Israel must quit Shebaa before Hezbollah disarms: Siniora "I will explain to President Bush the necessity of Israel withdrawing from the Shebaa Farms and ending its violations of Lebanese land, sea and air space," he told journalists a day before he heads to Washington.
04-16-06 - Israel moots freeing Barghouthi for US spy: radio Israel would hope to convince the Bush administration that freeing Barghouthi, a senior figure in the once-dominant and pragmatic Fatah movement, would weaken the new Palestinian government under Islamist group Hamas, Army Radio said.
04-16-06 - WALLED OFF CHRISTIANS Defenders of Israeli policy claimed my facts were wrong Feb. 16 when I wrote that the wall threatens Israel's tiny Christian minority and particularly Aboud's Christian roots going back two millennia. Coming here for a firsthand look, I found the plight of the village's Christians worse than I had reported.
04-16-06 - Abbas offers Gaza border control to Hamas Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has offered to hand control of the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt to the new government led by the militant group Hamas, officials said on Sunday.
04-16-06 - Ingathering Once the 'Arabs' in Israel and the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories came to be thought of in the West as 'Muslims' it was easy to elicit support for Israel's demographic policies, at least where it counted: on Capitol Hill. But even in Europe there was no need, after 9/11, to explain why Israel has a 'demographic problem'
04-16-06 - Meshal: The West seeks to 'starve the Palestinian people'
04-16-06 - Moussaoui assails U.S. support of Israel Zacarias Moussaoui said U.S. support for Israel is one of the main reasons he hates the United States.
04-16-06 - Peres: Gaza airport should be opened
04-16-06 - Pollard-Barghouti swap in the works? American and Israeli officials denied reports that Israel plans to offer to free a jailed Palestinian militiaman if the United States grants clemency to Jonathan Pollard.
04-16-06 - Israeli Arab eyes Jerusalem An Israeli Arab leader said Jerusalem will become an international Islamist capital.
04-16-06 - Former Enemies Join for Peace
04-16-06 - IDF accused of 'knowingly risking Palestinian lives'
04-16-06 - College classes share views The Birzeit students were not mum about their political stances toward United States foreign policy.
04-16-06 - Settler Attacks and House Occupations in Hebron Later in the afternoon fifteen settlers were seen by Human Rights Workers attempting to break into a Palestinian home near Beit Hadassa settlement
04-16-06 - Hamas cabinet stripped of power: spokesman
04-16-06 - Stop the deportation of Palestinian Peace activist Issam Al Yamani from Canada
04-16-06 - Chafee, Laffey spar over policy on Israel Laffey calls Chafee week on terrorism and says the United States should get tough -- withdrawing even humanitarian aid from the Palestinians until Hamas renounces violence.
04-15-06 - Palestinian dies of wounds suffered last week
04-15-06 - IDF troops shoot, wound Palestinian near Nablus A Palestinian youth was shot and wounded in the leg by IDF soldiers Saturday in the village of Asiyara esh Shamayaliyeh near Nablus after he was pulled over for a security check and fled.
04-15-06 - Two Palestinians wounded in Israeli tank shelling in northern Gaza
04-15-06 - Gaza on brink of implosion as aid cut-off starts to bite Israel's policy was summed up by Dov Weisglass, an adviser to Ehud Olmert, the Israeli Prime Minister, earlier this year. 'The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger,' he said. The hunger pangs are supposed to encourage the Palestinians to force Hamas to change its attitude towards Israel or force Hamas out of government.
04-15-06 - Israel could propose to swap Barghouti for Pollard: Israeli military radio Israel could ask the United States to free a former US Defense Department official jailed for spying for Israel in several months' time in return for freeing jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti, Israeli military radio said. And we could say 'hell no!'.
04-15-06 - Israel condemns Iranian threats
04-15-06 - Gaza police stage violent protest Police in Gaza have held a violent protest at the new Hamas government's failure to pay their wages.
04-15-06 - Israel: The Dead Roach in America's Salad The U.S. hypocritically opposes a nuclear-free Middle East because Israel has nuclear weapons. We hypocritically claim the Iranians are in violation of international law when, in fact, it is Israel that refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and refuses international inspections. Given our craven obedience to Israel, we have exactly zero credibility in the Arab and Muslim world.
04-15-06 - They just want to study in peace - in Israeli prison Young Palestinians who are being apprehended almost daily with knives at West Bank roadblocks apparently wish to be sent to Israeli prison, where they can study for their matriculation exams in peace.
04-15-06 - Iran criticizes U.S. blocking of anti-Israeli attack statement Asefi also stressed that "the U.S. administration's abuse of international bodies" to the extent of playing the role of Israel's consultant in the Security Council had "humiliated the American people", encouraging more crimes in the occupied Palestinian lands.
04-15-06 - PRCS ambulance attacked by Israeli soldiers
04-15-06 - IDF delays Palestinians at northern West Bank roadblocks Israel Defense Forces soldiers Saturday delayed thousands of Palestinian residents seeking to pass through roadblocks in the northern West Bank, left wing activists told Haaretz. The unannounced curfew disrupted regular business and school activities.
04-15-06 - Palestinian militant leaders rally behind Iran And our government just blocked UN action that sought to condemn Israel's killing of Palestinian children.
04-15-06 - Lebanese PM to seek Bush's help "I'm going to present to U.S. President George W. Bush our case... Israel has to withdraw from the Shebaa Farms and has to stop violating our airspace and water," the prime minister said. The Bush administration couldn't care less about Lebanon, as will be demonstrated by the difference in their action with regard to this case, and with their action with regard to the assasination of Hariri. The main drive of the neocons is to disarm the Palestinians (in Lebanon) and Hezbollah, and to remove the Syrians from Lebanon - with the clear goal of making Israel more secure.
04-15-06 - Palestinian FM asks Arabs to fulfill promises of aid Palestinian foreign minister Mahmud Zahar has called on Arabs to fulfill their promises of financial aid to the Palestinian government at a meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.
04-15-06 - Israel's Peres says UN must take Iran to task over threats The influential senior statesman also predicted that the firebrand Iranian leader would meet the same fate as Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi dictator overthrown in the 2003 US-led invasion.
04-15-06 - Arabs advise Hamas to adopt Arab peace initiative
04-15-06 - Guide: Christians in the Middle East
04-15-06 - 'Hitler's holocaust plan for Jews in Palestine stopped by Desert Rats' If Arabs had joined Nazis in genocide, the map of the Middle East could be totally different to present day and the historians speculate whether the state of Israel would ever have been founded if such an unholy alliance had been achieved.
04-15-06 - The Al Qaeda Myth It's almost certain that as the United States ratchets up the pressure on Iran in the coming months the non-issue of Tehran 's "links" with Al Qaeda will come to the fore
04-15-06 - Revenge grips Gaza as turf war looms
04-15-06 - Palestinians must keep the faith of Jesus
04-15-06 - Heaven can?t wait for these martyrs
04-15-06 - Jab'a Villagers will Demand Right to Farm their Land
04-15-06 - Israel?s uber-wardens and the story of my friend B.
04-15-06 - Bil?in Breaks the Chains The soldiers tried unsuccessfully to drive us away with beatings, but since we were already on the road, there was little they could do. They hit one Palestinian, giving him a bloody nose
04-15-06 - Palestinian resident declares willingness to sell his house, offer money to the PA
04-15-06 - Season of uncertainty
04-15-06 - Christians take sides in Holy Land conflict Some evangelical Christians are sympathetic to Israel, believing it is a country on a special, God-chosen path. For some other Christians, it's a state responsible for serious wrongdoings against the Palestinians, offensive to Jesus' teachings of justice and peace.
04-15-06 - Peacemaker will discuss conflict Israeli soldiers also try to provoke the Palestinians, Taylor said. "They're younger, they're bored, they don't want to be there," he said. "The commanders will plan exercises that are destructive to people and property. They'll put on war paint, tear down markets. There doesn't seem to be any reason to it other than to give people something to do."
04-15-06 - First campus mural honoring Edward Said
04-15-06 - Jordanian PM urges international efforts to help resume Middle East peace talks Jordan will continue to support the Palestinians and help them achieve their ultimate goal of establishing an independent state, Bakhit said while meeting with visiting Belgian Defense Minister Andre Flahaut.
04-15-06 - Films showcase Muslim world The Alwan Film Festival, created by a non-profit group in lower Manhattan, features several well-known Middle Eastern directors. The films tackle timely subjects like the war in Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Afghanistan.
04-14-06 - Iraeli Occupation Forces storms farmers' huts in the Jordan valley area The the Israeli army has been carrying out the deportation of residents from the Jordan valley area using this pretext for over a year.
04-14-06 - Aid workers fear America now sees them as terrorists In spite of repeated appeals, State Department officials in Washington have failed to reassure the aid workers that they and their groups will not be hounded.
04-14-06 - Parents of British campaigner killed by Israeli sniper seek justice against a murderous ethos "Our view is this soldier was doing no more than what was expected of him. It has become very clear to me that shooting civilians was a regular army activity in that area," Mr Hurndall said. Tom's death was not an isolated event. Apart from the thousands of Palestinians and Israelis who have lost their lives since the beginning of the intifada, American peace activist Rachel Corrie, 23, was killed by a bulldozer less than a month before Tom was shot, while British cameraman James Miller, 34, was gunned down three weeks later. And Brit Ian Hook, 50, was leading a house reconstruction programme in Jenin the previous November when he was killed.
04-14-06 - Israel threatens to send troops back into Gaza
04-14-06 - Rightists allegedly threaten activist who helped Palestinians Yoel Marshak, head of the United Kibbutz Movement's Special Assignments Division, is involved in guarding the fields of farmers from the West Bank village of Salem, near Nablus, who are regularly harassed by settlers from nearby Elon Moreh.
04-14-06 - US bans dealings with Hamas-led Palestinian Authority The US government has turned the screw on Hamas, banning Americans from dealing with the Palestinian Authority now that the PA is led by a banned "terrorist entity." ...Russia, however, said Friday it was granting "urgent financial aid" to the PA after telephone talks between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Abbas.
04-14-06 - Iran president: "Zionist regime" a threat "Palestine should be returned to the Palestinian nation and the united Palestinian government, elected by all Palestinians, should rule the country," he said.
04-14-06 - Ministers from Hamas-led cabinet on overseas fund-raiser
04-14-06 - End of story: Israel triumphant Beyond these regional equations in the Middle East lies the inner core, the first circle, of the Bush administration's strategy toward Iran. It is, and has always been, securing Israel's regional dominance. Here any unfinished business is simply impermissible since it can have catastrophic effects on Israel's security
04-14-06 - Aqaba demolitions - A village struggles for existence
04-14-06 - Attacks on Anata school escalate as Students and Staff targeted
04-14-06 - Abbas Urges EU to Rescind Decision to Cut Funding for Palestinians At a news conference in Casablanca at the end of a three-day visit to Morocco, Abbas said the suspension of EU aid, which is used to meet the basic needs of Palestinian residents, fund development projects and pay government employees' salaries, was unfair to the grassroot Palestinians "who has done nothing wrong."
04-14-06 - Palestinians to get Russian aid
04-14-06 - Gaza under intense bombardment According to Palestinian medical sources, 40 Palestinians have been injured in the last week and 90 children have been treated for shock.
04-14-06 - Thousands commemorate Good Friday in Jerusalem Local clergy complained, however, that many Christian Palestinians living in the West Bank had been prevented by Israeli closures from travelling to Israeli-held east Jerusalem to take part in the religious ceremonies.
04-14-06 - Peace proves elusive for Holy Land church The Israeli court system has yet to rule on whether the deal is null and void, as claimed by the patriarchate, and Mr Dajani has no idea of his fate. "If this deal goes ahead, within 20 years there won't be a single Palestinian or Christian or Arab left in Jaffa Gate," he says.
04-14-06 - PALESTINIAN PROTEST: "Where is the respect for the will of the people," and "Why fight the Palestinian people by his food,"
04-14-06 - The Real Samaritans They consider themselves both Palestinian and Israeli ? and try to maintain good relations with both.
04-14-06 - The age-old feud never ends The population of Christians in the Holy Land, particularly in the Palestinian territories, is dwindling as more and more leave for a better life abroad, turning the community into a tiny minority squeezed between Muslims and Jews.
04-14-06 - Sharon through Palestinian eyes On their way into al-Bureij on the night of August 28, 1953, Sharon's squad was spotted by Palestinian farmers. According to the chief UN observer at the time, Vagn Bennike, rather than retreat, Unit 101 forced its way through the village and attacked refugees with explosives and automatic weapons
04-14-06 - European call for the reinstatement of the EU Funds for the PNA
04-14-06 - Oud-playing band of brothers makes improvising its own art Born in Nazareth, the Joubrans grew up in a musical family. Their father is a master oud maker, and so was his father. Their mother sang in a classical Arabic poetry/music ensemble.
04-14-06 - D.C. delegates travel on spring break Lieberman met in Jerusalem Tuesday with acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to discuss political and security issues in the Palestinian territories. He met Wednesday with U.S. Consul General Jake Walles and U.S. Security Coordinator Lt. Gen. Keith W. Dayton
04-14-06 - An Unpleasant Checkout The Guardian entitled "Apartheid in the Holy Land" from April 2002. The passport that I possess effectively made me "white," while dozens of desperate Palestinians with Israeli military-issued West Bank ID's (bringing to mind the pass laws in South Africa) who had been waiting for hours were pushed back forcibly.
04-14-06 - US spy threatens to squeal if Israel handler joins cabinet Eitan still faces an outstanding Federal Bureau of Investigation arrest warrant for his role as Pollard's handler, making him potentially the first member of an Israeli government sought by US justice.
04-14-06 - 'We'll Eat Olives and Survive' A defiant Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh yesterday said his people would survive on "thyme, salt and olives" but would not bow to Western demands for a Hamas recognition of Israel.
04-14-06 - Ex-Professor in Terror Case to Be Deported Sami Al-Arian, who had met with U.S. presidents and other political leaders before his terrorism indictment in 2003, reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to a lesser charge and be deported, two lawyers familiar with the case said Friday. The arrangement requires the approval of a judge
04-14-06 - Judgment reserved on 'Jerusalem, Israel' listing A Federal Court has reserved judgment in the case of a Toronto man who is protesting Ottawa's denial of his request to have his birthplace listed as "Jerusalem, Israel" on his passport.
04-14-06 - American Popular Music Groups Enjoy Tours to Middle East, Africa One of the two Opus Akoben lyricists, Terrence "Sub-Z" Nicholson, said the high point of the tour for him came during the visit to the Palestinian Territories.
04-14-06 - Paradise Now Abu-Assad has been castigated for his film from both sides of this political divide. Yet Paradise Now, gripping, thoughtful and at times extremely moving, seems a civilised contribution to an over-heated debate.
04-14-06 - Franti film revisited
04-14-06 - Short on facts; long on bias Films, theater (along with many other venues in America) - have to be 'balanced' now - to please the pro-Israeli contigent. This is especially hypocritical when this same group does not make the same demands of films, tv, plays, books, university curricula, legislation, articles, etc are 'one-sided' in favor of Israel. Never happens. This is America. And artists have the right to freedom of expression as they see fit. If someone does not like it, then it is their choice to not see the film or play. Do not take away my right to see another side of the story.
04-14-06 - MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY RECEIVES FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP TO HOST ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN SCHOLARS
04-13-06 - Israel/Occupied Territories: Gaza shelling must stop Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli army to immediately end its air bombardments and shelling of civilian residential areas in the Gaza Strip.
04-13-06 - Stop the bombing of Gaza! Prevent a humanitarian crisis!
04-13-06 - US blocks UN draft pressing Israel to end attacks U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said the draft, even after three days of intense negotiations, "was disproportionately critical of Israel, and unfairly so, and needlessly so." John Bolton proving once again - he's ISRAEL's ambassador to the U.N.
04-13-06 - The Dead Sea / In a few more Passovers, there'll be nothing left
04-13-06 - Egypt urges diplomatic solution to Iran nuclear crisis US ally Israel is widely believed to be the only nuclear power in the Middle East, but has campaigned tirelessly for Iran to be brought before the UN Security Council and face sanctions for its nuclear activities.
04-13-06 - Hamas minister expects financial crisis without aid Finance minister Omar Abdel-Razek on Thursday predicted economic collapse in the Palestinian territories within months unless Arab governments stepped in to stave off financial crisis.
04-13-06 - Bush waives restrictions on PLO office The Bush administration on Thursday extended a waiver of restrictions on the Palestinian Liberation Organization's Washington office, saying it remained a useful channel for ties with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
04-13-06 - Tolerating Intolerance Look what is considered to be 'antiSemitic' and 'hate speech' by the conference holders - criticism of Israel. Who is intolerant here? This will go hand in hand with that proposed legislation being supported by the Israeli lobby. This attempt to equate anti-Israel vocabulary to anti-Semitism has increased and not by coinicidence. It is because of the negative press that Israel and its lobby have been getting in the US. The criticism must be silenced at all costs. Thus will the magic wand of 'anti-Semite!' be wielded to achieve this goal.
04-13-06 - Rachel Corrie remembered during panel discussion
04-13-06 - Palestinians storm PM's offices According to witnesses, the gunmen demanded jobs and promotion. Then, within half an hour, they left the building
04-13-06 - This time we need the complete truth At the same time, particularly when criticism of Israel is extremely rare in the cowed US media, it is incumbent on the rest of the world to try to ensure that Israel withdraws in full from the territories it illegally occupied and that, if it wishes to erect barriers, it does so within the internationally recognised boundaries
04-13-06 - Church leaders in Jerusalem oppose Palestinian boycott In a joint Easter message, the 13 patriarchs and heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem have made a powerful appeal for reconciliation between Israel and Palestine, the AsiaNews service reports. The Christian leaders also called on the international community not to boycott the Palestinian people by stopping aid.
04-13-06 - Holy Land: A call to action from the Presiding Bishop Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold has issued a Call to Action in response to the "impending humanitarian tragedy (which is) unfolding ... throughout the Holy Land,"
04-13-06 - Aid agencies protest at EU decision to stop aid to Palestinians In a letter to the Middle East Quartet, Oxfam warned that Palestinians are on the edge of survival. It says: "one in four people depend on aid. Three in four live on two dollars a day. Their plight will worsen, if donors stop giving aid to thePalestinian Authority."
04-13-06 - UNICEF Requires $9,321,936 for Immediate Action in OPT
04-13-06 - UNRWA denies cutting off ties with Palestinian cabinet
04-13-06 - Oxfam International: Decision to Stop Palestinian Aid Oxfam International, the international confederation of development organizations, is deeply concerned that the already serious humanitarian situation facing the Palestinians may become far more acute with some donors considering cutting funding to a Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, and with the impact of continuing Israeli restrictions on social services and economic activity.
04-13-06 - Bil'in Children Arrested Mohammad Abd Al Fattah Burnatt, aged 17, and Mohammad Ahmad Hamad aged 13 were tending a herd of goats close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Modi?in Elite. The settlement is built on land that has belonged to the village for generations.
04-13-06 - Christian Leaders See Contradiction in Boycott Say World Community "Paralyzed" Over Palestinian Plight
04-13-06 - Israeli Tanks Thrust into Eastern Gaza Strip
04-13-06 - IDF chief: Step up battle vs Kassams Israel, Harel said, needed to sever all ties with the PA and to even stop transferring humanitarian goods through the Karni Crossing into the Gaza Strip.
04-13-06 - Palestinian Territories: Palestinian civilians, first victims of the escalation of violence and the withholding of direct financial aid Médecins du Monde strongly condemns the excessive use of force by Israeli armed forces targeting civilian populations as well as the decision of international donors to freeze payments and assistance, which constitutes a collective punishment.
04-13-06 - Toward Columbus: Peace in Israel/Palestine is focus of five General Convention resolutions A five-point resolution (A012) advocates for:
an end to the isolation of East Jerusalem and Bethlehem from the West Bank, created by the continued construction of Israeli settlements, settler roads and the Wall;
removal of the Wall;
assurance of human rights for Palestinians;
support for the return of sovereign control of Gaza's airspace, coastline and borders to the Palestinian people; and
assurance that no U.S. tax dollars will be used to finance the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.
04-13-06 - 30ft high Jerusalem wall bars pilgrims' way "The human cost for the Palestinian people who are forced to live behind the wall is enormous."
04-13-06 - Sums don?t add up for unpaid Palestinian teachers Around 140,000 residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip are dependent on government salaries and the loss of earnings is estimated to impact on around a quarter of the overall population
04-13-06 - Palestinian believed killed over apartment Elad, a non-profit organization working to find homes for Jews in Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem What is the real reason for this policy? To slowly squeeze the Palestinians out - as Israel has done many times before, using similar and more extreme measures.
04-13-06 - Palestinian Territories: MSF refuses to be a 'social palliative' of EU & US policies
04-13-06 - WCC Renews Call for 'Constructive Patience' for Palestine Gov't
04-13-06 - BBC faces crunch ruling on FoI The scope of that derogation will be tested by the Information Tribunal on 14 June when it holds a hearing about whether the corporation should be compelled to publish a report on its coverage of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict written by senior editorial advisor Malcolm Balen (pictured).
04-13-06 - Wake-up call; Flap over Rachel Corrie drops golden opportunity in San Diego theater?s lap Sueko noted?but those actions, she said, are the exception that makes the rule. She recalled a 1989 incident in which a Palestinian theater group had traveled to the U.S. for a series of pro-Palestinian entries, only to be turned away unless a pro-Israeli piece was staged alongside
04-13-06 - Wicked lessons on WMD we are teaching the world Meanwhile, Israel has the bomb in defiance of international rules, yet retains the support of America despite the indiscriminate killing of Palestinian civilians, or even western peace activists
04-13-06 - McCarthyism: Standard Operating Procedure In fact, there was no "blog," but a column I wrote on MSNBC years ago. And while it's years old, it has never been refuted. No one has been able to find anyone I listed among the pundits who has taken the Palestinian side against the Israelis on absolutely anything
04-13-06 - Justice for journalists
04-13-06 - SJP educates about occupation in West Bank This is considered 'hate speech' and 'anti-Semitism' by pro-Israelis.
04-13-06 - Paradise Now As an informative piece, the film is fascinating. Told entirely in Arabic, it has an exceedingly authentic feel to an audience that has heretofore heard the Palestinian story only through the stodgy narration of a CNN foreign correspondent
04-13-06 - Anna Baltzer talks about the reality of life in occupied territories ?Some of them still hold the keys to their homes that they kept as they fled, thinking they would be back in days or weeks. Palestinians want dignity, human rights and a state of their own.?
04-13-06 - Credits for illegal-alien rally irk some parents Mohammed Hasanian, a Vienna-based Realtor with Long and Foster, is not able to relate to the plight of illegal aliens, perhaps because he followed the immigration laws before becoming an American citizen.
"I guess I should be trying to smuggle my brothers into this country illegally," the Palestinian from Jordan said. "I am pro-immigration, but legal immigration. If you broke the law when you entered this country, you should be deported. It is that simple."
04-13-06 - Fury as Israeli minister says deadly attacks on troops are not terrorism Her comments provoked fierce criticism in Israel and a Right-wing member of parliament demanded that she should be sacked. Israeli government spokesman Dore Gold said much the same thing in the documentary by Briton John Pilger. He defined terrorism as the targetting of civilians. That documentary loads when you open the page - it requires Real Media player.
04-13-06 - 2 Muslim families work together to keep open site where Jesus was crucified, buried
04-13-06 - Rival armed factions seizing pieces of Gaza
04-13-06 - Prodi quickly caught in row over remarks about Hamas
04-13-06 - Nablus mayor barred from Pessah ritual The mayor of Nablus was refused a permit on Tuesday by the army to attend the Pessah ceremony of the Samaritans, who are under his jurisdiction.
04-13-06 - The campus fears loaded topics Why did The Ithacan fail to cover this extraordinary forum?
04-13-06 - Holy Land patriarch calls gov'ts to end death?s logic, people to Easter?s courage
04-13-06 - U.S. evangelical groups establish pro-Israel lobby About 400 Christian evangelical leaders met in Texas in February to establish the lobby. In addition to the Dallas-based Hagee, its leaders include evangelist George Morrison, Baptist minister Jerry Falwell, and former Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer, president of the American Values Coalition, which claims to protect marriage, family and faith. All are well-known supporters of Israel.
04-13-06 - Peace Activists Offer Opinions He planned to join the National Guard and hoped to do counterintelligence. But he changed his mind after staying with a Palestinian family while continuing his studies at a university in the West Bank. "I got to see some of the horrible things the Israeli army was doing to people," Vanwagenen said
04-13-06 - From the China Lobby to the Israel Lobby Whether an American citizen supports close ties with Israel depends on whether he or she perceives that to be in line with U.S. interests and/or values, not on whether he or she is pro- or anti-Semitic. I do not agree with the author's conclusion. Though once in a while US interests may prevail, President Bush has in the past attempted to 'rein in Israel' but was later cowed to silence by the Israeli lobby (evangelical Christian Right).
04-13-06 - Russia's Putin welcomes 8 new ambassadors Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed a Palestinian and seven other new ambassadors to Moscow in a ceremony Thursday.
04-13-06 - The Lobby and the Bulldozer For several decades, to the present moment, Israel's treatment of Palestinian people has amounted to methodical and despicable violations of human rights. Yet criticism of those policies from anyone (including American Jews such as myself) routinely results in accusations of anti-Jewish bigotry.
04-13-06 - Religion today The Greek clerics leading the church "are foreigners who don't work for the best interests of the Palestinian Christians," said Dimitri Diliani, who leads of a coalition of Palestinians Christians that plans to bring more than 1,500 faithful to the flame ceremony. "They have been irresponsible in handling the property of Palestinian Christians and have been involved in 'Judaizing' Jerusalem."
04-13-06 - Group urges Olmert to ask U.S. for Jonathan Pollard's release A committee working for the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard asked Prime Minister-designate Ehud Olmert and the leaders of other Kneset parties on Wednesday to submit an additional formal request asking the United States government to grant Pollard clemency.
04-13-06 - LRB Letters Re The Israel Lobby
04-13-06 - The travelling oasis of absurdity Boomchucka Circus, formerly Circus2Iraq, has been touring Israel and Palestine for two months. Originally from Britain, it is made up of six fools who answered an advertisement last November looking for performers to create a circus show for children living on both sides of the conflict.
04-13-06 - Hillel director backs off accusations against student
04-12-06 - Israelis kill two gunmen in Gaza An Israeli air strike has killed two Palestinian gunmen in the Gaza Strip close to the border fence with Israel.
04-12-06 - Palestinians in financial crisis despite Arab aid promises Arab countries have vowed to plug a gaping hole in the Palestinian budget after EU and US aid suspensions to the Hamas-led government, but analysts doubt such promises will come close to filling the shortfall.
04-12-06 - Israel wary of Iran's atomic progress "The United States has placed this issue at the top of its agenda. I do not recommend that we should be involved," Naturally. If they can get us to 'deal with Iran', why should they?
04-12-06 - Iran Showdown Tests Power of Israel Lobby Far more visibly than any other domestic constituency, the Israel Lobby, defined by Profs. John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen Walt, academic dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, as "the loose coalition of individuals and organizations who actively work to shape U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction," has pushed the government ? both Congress and the George W. Bush administration ? toward confrontation with Tehran...."This bill has been pushed almost entirely by AIPAC," noted Trita Parsi, a Middle East expert at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) here. "I don't see any other major groups behind this legislation that have had any impact on it."
04-12-06 - Security experts: Iran to be bombed in 2007 If Iran continues to develop nuclear weapons, a military operation against it is inevitable and will take place in 2007, senior U.S. and Israeli specialists say, Israel?s leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Tuesday Our foreign policy is crafted in Tel Aviv.
04-12-06 - UN won't scale back Hamas contacts The American head of the UN agency aiding Palestinian refugees said her agency will not scale back contacts with the new Palestinian government and will meet with Hamas leaders as part of its aid work.
04-12-06 - Israel expands zone for retaliatory strikes in Gaza "What have we done to deserve this?" Ghraben asked, sitting on a cushion with four of her injured children. "We are farmers, and all of us are innocent civilians. Not one of us fires rockets."
04-12-06 - innocent child dies in Israeli bombardment of northern Gaza
04-12-06 - Arab bloc drops plan to seek UN censure of IDF actions in Gaza the unusual Arab hesitation to refrain from pushing for a condemnation of Israel stems from the belief they wouldn't be able to secure a majority vote in the Security Council.
04-12-06 - Essay Stirs Debate About Influence of a Jewish Lobby They say that the United States was singled out by Al Qaeda in large part because of American support for Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and that a significant motivation for the invasion of Iraq was to improve Israel's security. A rather rational piece by the NY Times on the study of the Israeli lobby. It's about time.
04-12-06 - New research debunks myths about suicide bombers the other half of the bombers interviewed refused to kill civilians. A 37-year-old bomber said, "I could have done a much larger number if I executed the mission among citizens in the central bus station of Tel Aviv, but I didn't do it because I wanted to kill only soldiers."
04-12-06 - Church, find your voice Palestinians have the right to enjoy sovereignty in their own independent, viable and contiguous state within secure and recognized boundaries. Israel?s withdrawal from Gaza is a positive first step. Yet the continued expansion of Israeli settlements, restrictions on movement for Palestinian people, and the impact of the security wall on the lives and livelihoods of Palestinians make the path to peace extremely difficult.
04-12-06 - Olmert: Convergence to cost USD 10 billion Olmert said he plans to visit Washington in May to seek U.S. political and financial backing for his plan. My fellow Americans, look right in the mirror to see who will be footing the bill for an Israeli withdrawal from lands that it has unlawfully occupied and colonized in violation of international law for nearly 40 years. We pay for Israel's intransigence - and then we pay again, in more ways than one.
04-12-06 - Italy's Prodi may not be Israel-friendly Oh dear.
04-12-06 - The airport with no planes Foreign donors say they won't let Palestinians starve, although Dov Weisglass, an adviser to the Israeli prime minister, said Israel has withheld tax revenues due to the PA "to put the Palestinians on a diet".
04-12-06 - Canadian seeks court recognition of Jerusalem as part of Israel "My religion teaches me that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel." Israel's claims with regard to Jerusalem have been addressed by numerous UN resolutions. Land taken by force is inadmissible.
04-11-06 - Israel 'to step up Gaza shelling' The Israelis admit there was no militant rocket fire from the area at the time but they say there had been earlier, and that they had been trying to deter more.
So they decided to deliberately shell civilian houses.
04-11-06 - Israeli Gunboats Shell Palestinian Police
04-11-06 - Israel/Occupied Territories: Israel must halt attacks on Gaza residential areas - children killed Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli army to end immediately its air bombardments and shelling of civilian residential areas in the Gaza Strip. At least two Palestinian children have been killed and tens of other civilian bystanders injured in recent days during the course of such attacks; at least 15 other Palestinians, most of them reported to be members of armed groups, were killed.
04-11-06 - Israel Defends Policy After Girl's Death In a major policy shift, it has begun allowing guns to fire close enough to hit populated areas Biggest crock of BS yet from the Associated Press. The Israelis have ALWAYS turned their guns on the Palestinians civilians - and even against those civilians that are NOT Palestinian (bottom of article).
04-11-06 - Gaza bombardments to continue: Israeli FM Her comments came after an eight-year-old Palestinian girl was killed and 12 other people wounded Monday when an Israeli shell struck a house in the Beit Lahiya region of the northern Gaza Strip. Who are the terrorists here?
04-11-06 - FIFA pays to fix Gaza stadium An Israeli army spokesman told Reuters that the bombardment of the stadium was intended to "send a strong message to the Palestinians that Israel can target any point in the coastal strip and will not tolerate rocket fire at its citizens." He added that there was no confirmation the stadium was ever used as a launching pad for the makeshift rockets. Palestinian officials say the stadium is too far from Israel to be an effective launching pad.
04-11-06 - Arab states want U.N. to press Israel to end attacks To win U.S. backing a council statement would have to be "something that contributes to positive movement in the dispute, not something that creates more heat than light," U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said. A neocon (Bolton) for the UN.
04-11-06 - Russia should stick with Mideast peace 'Quartet': US Earlier Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that denying aid to the Palestinians because of Hamas's participation in the government was a mistake.
04-11-06 - Palestinian Health Care Conditions Under Occupation There are instances where Palestinians need access to urgent medical care, but Israeli forces will not allow Palestinian ambulances to cross the checkpoint. When this happens Palestinians are forced to transfer to an Israeli ambulance, which costs
04-11-06 - Israeli army destroys several agricultural greenhouses in Beit Lahiya
04-11-06 - Hebron Update: 4 April - 10 April 2006 A representative from Hebron Land Defense Committee came by to brief the team on
four military orders involving the theft of significant Palestinian land: Otniel - The plan is to build 16 military towers around this settlement, taking
an additional 100 acres of land..... What would Americans do if they came to take OUR land?
04-11-06 - Gaza families watch in awe and fear as Israelis pour in 300 shells a day
04-11-06 - U.S. officials looking to Israel for partnership and ideas against terror Israel advocates are behind new legislation that would create an office within the Department of Homeland Security for counterterrorism cooperation between the United States and its allies. Israel is one of a handful of countries named in the legislation that U.S. officials believe could provide technological assistance. Just don't read this if you have blood pressure problems, and are a true American patriot.
04-11-06 - Palestinians latest casualty of Iraq conflict Three weeks after they fled violence in Iraq, about 130 Palestinian refugees, including at least 50 children, are still stranded in the no-man's-land between Iraq and Jordan with no light at the end of the tunnel.
04-11-06 - IDF would like to stay in West Bank The IDF would recommend retaining a military presence across the West Bank even after a unilateral withdrawal from most of the territory under Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's convergence plan, a high-ranking military officer has told The Jerusalem Post. In other words, they want to control Palestinian territory even after they withdraw from it - just like they're doing now in the Gaza Strip.
04-11-06 - Palestinian president takes control of Gaza border Special forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas assumed control of the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt on Tuesday in a move certain to heighten tensions with Islamic militant group Hamas.
04-11-06 - British Attorney General asked to act on men shot in Gaza The only mainstream news organization in the whole of America to date that has the wherewithal to cover the stories of the Brits - and other matters of import to the American people - I give you the Christian Science Monitor. Subscribe to this paper today, show your support!
04-11-06 - Iraq: A way out for America Divide and conquer, or so the saying goes. Imagine how the Iraqis must feel, seeing the plans for their future being drawn up in Tel Aviv?
04-11-06 - Palestinians who target soldiers not terrorists: Israel FM Livni's own father, Eitan, was director of operation for the Irgun, the hardline nationalist group which fought British rule through World War II. Irgun and Stern gang killed civilians as well.
04-11-06 - Palestinian child dies of wounds sustained Saturday
04-11-06 - Arab League condemns EU Palestinian aid cut "It's strange and reprehensible ... that the Palestinian people are punished for being undemocratic and also punished for exercising democracy."
04-11-06 - Palestinians tighten belts as aid crisis bites The radicalization of the population continues - one starved Palestinian at a time.
04-11-06 - Israeli advice to Americans on Iraq Does anyone still have any doubt that this was the neocon/Israeli plan for Iraq from the beginning?
04-11-06 - United Nations ends unrestricted political contacts with Palestinians The UN said Tuesday it has ended its policy of unrestricted political contacts with the Palestinians and will now assess every request for political talks with the new Hamas-run government. A neocon (Bolton) for the UN.
04-11-06 - World Bank faces dilemma on Hamas contacts World Bank officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said on Tuesday contact with the new Palestinian government has been "limited" until World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz decides how to proceed A neocon (Wolfowitz) for the World Bank.
04-11-06 - Abbas offers to resume peace talks
04-11-06 - Made in Palestine NY Exhibit Extended Following 3,364 Visitors in 3 Weeks Made in Palestine is the first museum quality exhibition devoted to the contemporary art of Palestine to be held in the United States. It is a survey of work spanning three generations of Palestinian artists who live in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, the Galilee, Syria, Jordan, and the United States
04-11-06 - Young American's tragic tale sways UK theatergoers One of the most disturbing things about "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," the Royal Court play based on the journals and e-mails of a young American who died in Palestine for no apparent reason, is that it has yet to be seen in the United States.
04-11-06 - $10M Bail Set for Alleged Israeli Kingpin Rosenstein, 51, is accused in a 2004 grand jury indictment of conspiring to distribute more than 1 million Ecstasy pills in the United States between summer 1999 and November 2001. His attorneys have said he will plead not guilty.
04-11-06 - Israel and Australia lay claim to latest Google genius
04-11-06 - British, American Consoles won't cooperate over Jericho Prison Investigation
04-11-06 - Israel rejects Hamas long-term truce: official
04-11-06 - Israeli cabinet brings curtain down on Sharon era Ehud Olmert was appointed as his replacement after Mr Sharon showed no sign of improvement 100 days after he became ill
04-11-06 - 'We have no film industry because we have no country'
04-11-06 - Palestinians feel pinch "If Hamas fails, it will realize that it's due to Israel, Europe, and the Americans," says the economist Mr. Barghouti. "So if it has to give up power, Hamas's message to the world will be: You did not give us an opportunity to be part of the political process, so we will return to military activities."
04-11-06 - Sharon's legacy of controversy Benziman's portrait of Sharon in "Sharon: an Israeli Caesar," is not particularly flattering: It documents a man who, from the early days of his career, often stretched or disregarded orders in order to inflict heavier casualties on the enemy, often without distinguishing between soldier and civilian He continued that legacy until he was incapacitated by the stroke.
04-11-06 - Lobbyists' Prosecutors Pointing to Spy Case
04-11-06 - Two steps forward for efforts to correct bias in Mideast studies The bill also grants the education secretary some discretion in examining whether Middle East Studies departments are producing well-rounded graduates for the U.S. diplomatic, intelligence and defense corps, as envisioned by the Title VI framers. THis move isn't to 'correct bias', it's to ENSURE bias - the same bias towards Israel that pro-Israeli lobbies make happen in the mainstream US media, the US Congress and in the White House. Also of note from the article : 'Perhaps as significant as the recommendations were the commission's findings, which discerned anti-Semitism in "anti-Zionist and anti-Israel propaganda." ' Pro-Israeli groups have successfully conflated anti-Semitism with anti-Israelism. This is a recipe for a backlash. For, their increased calls for censorship only add fuel to the fire.
04-11-06 - Israel: Human Rights Organizations to the Chief of Staff and Minister of Defense
04-11-06 - Look out, India: Jerusalem fighting for its share of the call center market
04-11-06 - Gilat Satellite China Project Completed
04-11-06 - Court: Couple Can't Sue Northrop Grumman the two opposed U.S. policy and believed terrorism would worsen as long as the U.S. supported Israel. Northrop Grumman notified the State Department and U.S. immigration authorities, and the government took the couple into custody and began deportation proceedings.
04-10-06 - Israeli shell kills girl in Gaza An Israeli artillery shell has killed a young Palestinian girl in a house in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian hospital and security sources have said. See my blog post in this news section for photos of the child victims of this incident. Israel has stepped up its campaign to make the civilians pay for the acts of the militants who fire rockets. Yesterday they killed a Palestinian policemen.
04-10-06 - An 8-year-old Palestinian girl was killed Monday Many children wounded in this attack
04-10-06 - 'Unlawful killing' of Gaza Briton The jury said: "He was shot intentionally with the intention of killing him. James Miller, Rachel Corrie, and Tom Hurndall - all unarmed civilians - were each killed by the Israeli military within weeks of one another in 2003 in the same area in the Gaza (Rafah). At this time, this story is too hot to handle for the mainstream American media. Only the wire the UPI featured an article about it.
04-10-06 - Hamas Working to End Rise in Gaza Violence
04-10-06 - Gaza settlement devolves into a junkyard for scavengers
04-10-06 - Israel shuts joint security post
04-10-06 - Activist was unlawfully killed in Israel, says inquest jury On 11 April 2003, just hours after two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed for no apparent reason, the activists were trying to set up a tent to block the Israeli tanks when shots rang out from a watchtower. A group of children playing nearby scattered, but three froze in fear. Mr Hurndall rescued a five-year-old boy before running back for two little girls. As he bent down to pick one up, he was hit in the head. He died days before his 21st birthday....It was only through the family's "harrowing struggle", he said, that the rare prosecution of the junior soldier had been achieved.
04-10-06 - Calls for UK to act over Britons shot dead in Gaza The attorney general was last night called on to seek war crimes charges against five Israeli officers after an inquest jury found that a soldier under their command intentionally killed a British peace activist in Gaza....Tom Hurndall, 22, died after being shot in broad daylight by an Israeli soldier who later said his commanders had issued orders allowing him to shoot even unarmed civilians. Our citizens (and/or their survivors) who have been killed or maimed by the IDF can only dream of getting such justice.
04-10-06 - At-Tuwani Update March 14-March 23 Two shepherds from the village of Jawiyya were arrested while grazing their
sheep on the hill west of and adjacent to the Maon settlement. Men from Tuba reported that settlers had killed two of their goats....Settlers sprayed a Palestinian boy in the valley below Suseya with something
(maybe pepper spray) so that he was unable to see....Two Israeli settlers (one wearing army uniform) beat the father of the boy
who had been sprayed the previous day.
04-10-06 - Palestinian cabinet starts meeting over Israeli attacks
04-10-06 - Abbas vows to battle Israeli isolation moves His office meanwhile revealed that Abbas would soon embark on a tour of Europe and North Africa in a bid to counter Israel's own diplomatic offensive which has seen acting premier Ehud Olmert institute a boycott of any foreign officials who make contacts with Hamas ministers.
04-10-06 - Striking Iran is an option, not inevitable Consequently, the US and Israel have developed plans for a limited strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.
04-10-06 - Slain Briton's family wants Israeli officers probed Tom Hurndall, 22, who had been wearing a bright orange jacket to distinguish himself from combatants, was shot in the head as he shepherded a group of children across a street to avoid gunfire in Rafah in the occupied Gaza Strip in April 2003.
04-10-06 - Palestinians urge UN action on Israel Palestinian UN observer Riyad Mansour said: "The international community cannot continue to stand idly by while defenceless women, children and men continue to be killed, wounded and maimed."
04-10-06 - Bank crisis pushes Hamas gov't to financial brink
04-10-06 - Hamas says sees Israeli moves as declaration of war Thousands of Palestinians poured onto the streets of Gaza, protesting Western aid cuts and a spike in Israeli military strikes since election victor Hamas took control of the Palestinian Authority in late March. An Israeli shell killed a young Palestinian girl and injured 12 others, including five children, when it hit a house in the northern Gaza Strip
04-10-06 - Bush Dismisses Reports Iran Attack Planned "The threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel," Bush said last month in Cleveland. "That's a threat, a serious threat. It's a threat to world peace; it's a threat, in essence, to a strong alliance. I made it clear, I'll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally."
04-10-06 - Israel to draw West Bank border by 2008: report Palestinians object to Israel's plan for fear it would leave Israel in control of large chunks of the West Bank that could deny them enough land for a viable state.
04-10-06 - EU governments back suspension of Palestinian aid European Union governments have endorsed the suspension of direct aid to the Palestinian Authority, the bloc's Austrian presidency said, denying the funding cut amounted to "blackmail."
04-10-06 - Controversy over FIFA's questioning of Israeli army action Champagne said Shiron had told him the Israelis had fired at the stadium because it was a launching site for kassams, but he had found out the next day that in fact it was not and the Israelis bombed the stadium simply to "send a message to the Palestinians". Likewise, the IDF fired a missile into Abbas' compound days ago to 'send a message'. Then they killed a policeman yesterday and a child today, injuring many other children, also to 'send a message'. The message is: 'we are terrorists too', evidently.
04-10-06 - 120 former Israeli, Palestinian combatants in new peace drive
04-10-06 - Israel / occupied and autonomous Palestinian territories : ICRC concerned over deteriorating situation
04-10-06 - Palestinian Health Ministry over-burdened with problems -- official
04-10-06 - I see a stray shell kill a 7-year-old girl after deadly tit-for-tat attack goes horribly wrong
04-10-06 - IDF: Hamas about to rein in Qassams It is not clear to what degree Hamas is capable of forcing militants to stop the rocket fire. Such a move is liable to lead to clashes with Fatah cells at a time when the Palestinian security services are not yet controlled by Hamas.
04-10-06 - Abbas to visit European, Arab countries this month Abbas will visit a number of Arab countries and then Scandinavian countries as well as France and Turkey to try to obtain funds, Erekat told reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
04-10-06 - American law short sighted Some of us, however, remember things a bit differently. We remember the undisguised joy in the halls of the defense ministry in Tel Aviv when the Americans decided to attack Iraq. Blaming America for the initiatives that its lobby AIPAC foists upon us via the US Congress, hypocritical #$%@#s.
04-10-06 - Israeli Settlers from Routem settlement in the Jordan valley initiate work to expand it Eyewitnesses reported that the settlers placed a trailer in area they confiscated last year, and they surrounded it with barbed wire fence, which indicates that it will be a construction site for more housing units to expand the settlement soon.
04-10-06 - Esther Pollard: Bush is Willing to Free Pollard This Week Speaking on Channel Two's Monday morning television talk program, Esther Pollard said, "Someone who is very close to President Bush came to me last night and said that Bush is ready to free Jonathan even in time for the upcoming Passover holiday (which starts Wednesday night) - as long as Olmert makes an official request."
04-10-06 - Israeli Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy President George W. Bush said a few days ago that, in connection with the supposed threat of Iran, his concern is to protect Israel. Critics ask why Israel should not protect itself. The same has been asked about Iraq. In this respect, the controversy over the Israeli lobby is potentially explosive. This is why denials, secrecy and efforts at intimidation are dangerous. David Levy is right when he says that Israel itself would be served "if the open and critical debate that takes place over here (in Israel) were exported over there," meaning the United States
04-10-06 - PA owes Israeli industries NIS 100 million
04-10-06 - Disputed Hamas letter now UN document
04-10-06 - US lawmaker hopes Hamas visit to Turkey will not hit ties "Hamas is a terrorist organisation ... There are no ifs and/or buts," Robert Wexler, Democrat from Florida, told reporters here after talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul.
04-10-06 - 'Bite' Activist Arrested
04-10-06 - U.S. Tops List of Supporters for Palestinian Relief Agency
04-10-06 - Smear and Fear ; That's how Israel's lobby operates As one commenter on Drezner's blog pointed out, Mearsheimer and Walt have never written on this subject, yet suddenly they're anti-Semites? It just doesn't make sense.
04-10-06 - Israel/Palestine: ICRC Concerned over Deteriorating Situation
04-10-06 - Peters says NZ won't follow EU on Hamas
04-10-06 - UNRWA head: Agency performing efficiently in very tough environment
04-10-06 - European Jews discuss anti-Semitism, Iran The rise of Hamas to lead the Palestinian Authority and Iran?s nuclear ambitions were also discussed at Sunday?s meeting
04-10-06 - Israelis, Palestinians to meet in Morocco Senior Labor Party lawmaker Ami Ayalon will lead Israel's delegation to the talks in Casablanca, scheduled to begin in the first week of May
04-10-06 - Olmert speaks of Bush 'bond'
04-10-06 - Palestinians disappointed in Ottawa's cuts "We're not angry at the Canadian people, but it is a shock that your government has jumped in this way, doing exactly what Israel wants," Canada has a flourishing Israeli lobby now, just like us. My condolences to the Canadian people.
04-10-06 - France Denies Visas for Hamas Legislators
04-10-06 - Palestinians regret EU decision to cut aid
04-10-06 - U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin Study Contract for Israeli Navy Multi-Mission Littoral Combat Ship Design The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT - News) a foreign military sales contract valued at nearly $5.2 million to conduct a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) feasibility study for the Israeli Navy. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will examine possible modifications to its LCS design to meet specific Israeli naval requirements. Lockheed Martin is currently building the first LCS for the U.S. Navy.
04-10-06 - Yeshiva University Students Travel to Washington to Advocate for Israel Students met with professionals from The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Monday to learn about effective lobbying techniques and to receive the latest information about the issues. Each student had two appointments in Congressional Offices and a second meeting at AIPAC to debrief.
04-10-06 - Israel/Palestine: Justice Emerging ? in the U.K
04-10-06 - Sharon's era comes to end after hundred days in coma ARIEL SHARON?S five years as Israel?s leader will formally come to an end today when the stricken Prime Minister is declared "permanently incapacitated" after lying in a coma for more than three months.
04-10-06 - Palestinian detainees carried out a one-day hunger strike
04-10-06 - Arotech's MDT Awarded Record $22 Million Orders for 'David' Combat Armored Vehicles "We are proud that the IDF has decided to equip its soldiers with our armored vehicles. We believe the "David" can be appropriate to many urban warfare situations, and we are planning on presentations of the David to other militaries facing similar urban warfare situations."
04-10-06 - Incoming Hadash lawmaker: Planning policy is anti-Arab "The demographic question is at the heart of all planning in Israel. Funding is allocated only to Jewish communities, while Arab communities don't get anything. In mixed cities, the homes of Arabs are demolished to preserve the 20 percent proportion of population. What is the conclusion?" Swaid asked. "Only one. The establishment is trying to convince Arabs they have no place here."
04-10-06 - Support to the Palestinians The following article is a reply from the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, to an article in the national daily newspaper Dagbladet on Norwegian assistance to the Palestinian Authority.
04-09-06 - Israel steps up shelling, kills one Palestinian One civilian was killed and 15 people, civilians and policemen, were wounded, the sources said.
04-09-06 - Elderly Palestinian seriously injured in alleged settler attack Shtiyeh was hospitalized with six skull fractures, three broken vertebrae in his neck, four broken ribs, a perforated lung and fractures in his arm and leg. He is on a respirator.
04-09-06 - Israeli artillery fire kills Palestinian officer, wounds 16 in Gaza The police officer killed Sunday, Yasser Abu Jarad, 28, was trying to evacuate colleagues from a makeshift military post when a shell hit his car and killed him, Israel would appear to be deliberately targeting people that have nothing to do with the shellings.
04-09-06 - Deir Yassin (9 April 1948) On 9 April 1948, militants of the Irgun and Stern Gang attacked the Palestinian village Deir Yassin. In all over 100 Palestinian men, women and children were systematically murdered.
04-09-06 - Hamas armed wing vows to avenge deadly Israeli raids The latest victim was a 29-year-old taxi driver, Yasser Abu Jarad, killed by a tank shell by a national security post in the Beit Hanun region of the northern Gaza Strip as he dropped off members of a military unit. A total of 21 other people were also wounded in shelling in the north, including 10 when a house in Jabaliya was hit...In other developments, a Palestinian teenager died of wounds after being shot in the head during an Israeli incursion Thursday in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
04-09-06 - Senior Palestinian militant killed by Israeli troops
04-09-06 - Soldiers arrest resident in Hebron, settlers attack farmers and shepherds
04-09-06 - PNN publishes statement on behalf of Palestinian Child's Day On this day the children remember their suffering, they remember their beloved ones killed, injured, or imprisoned in Israeli jails
04-09-06 - Army prevents Palestinians younger than the age of 30 to enter the Jordan Valley
04-09-06 - Norway freezes aid to Palestinian Authority
04-09-06 - Israel to boycott inquest into death of British peace activist shot in Gaza Israel will boycott an inquest opening today in London which will investigate the death of a British peace activist shot dead in broad daylight by an Israeli soldier.
Tom Hurndall, 22, died after being shot in Rafah, Gaza, while trying to lead Palestinian children to safety after the soldier opened fire from a nearby observation tower in April 2003.
04-09-06 - Egypt criticizes Israeli bombing in Gaza
04-09-06 - Israel tightens restrictions on Palestinian travel inside West Bank The restrictions have effectively divided the territory into three sections. Palestinians living in the northern West Bank are cut off from their jobs in the south, and a wide swath of land along the Jordanian border is off limits to all but its few thousand residents, human rights groups and the United Nations said. ..."There's a clear Israeli policy of laying siege to the Palestinian territories in an attempt to make the Palestinian people pay a price for choosing Hamas,"
04-09-06 - Hamas urges EU to continue aid to Palestinians
04-09-06 - Israel allows Palestinian Christians to Easter services Hate to rain on their parade, but judging from similar assurances in the past, Israel will find any ole pretext to put the kibosh on this.
04-09-06 - Palestinians evicted from Jewish east Jerusalem home Wouldn't be the first time for that.
04-09-06 - Israel to boycott diplomats who meet Hamas officials
04-09-06 - Erekat terms Israeli operation in Gaza as politically motivated The chief negotiator accused Israel of carrying out an open- ended war against the Palestinians in an attempt to prepare for further unilateral steps and create a new reality on the ground.
04-09-06 - US leak of Zarqawi letter riles Israelis Israel passed the letter ? in which Ayman al-Zawahiri outlined his Middle East strategy to Abu Musab al- Zarqawi, the Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq ? to Washington last October on condition of strict anonymity. Israel is providing us with letters from Al Qaeda operatives?
04-09-06 - Olmert seeks to boost settlement blocs Ehud Olmert said Israelis to be evacuated from isolated West Bank settlements would be moved to the major settlement blocs in the territory.
Basically, they will be shifting settlers from one bloc to another. Musical settlements, if you will.
04-09-06 - Energy company halts PA fuel supply Energy officials believe that Dor-Alon decided to adopt a tough approach in its dealings with the PA after the United States and European Union officially announced they are suspending aid to the PA, and also after Israel decided to hold back the transfer of tax revenues to the PA.
04-09-06 - Israeli military considers invading Gaza Officials said Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz have been reviewing options for a ground attack on and the recapture of the northern Gaza Strip, the Middle East Newsline reported.
04-09-06 - Report: Israel pressuring U.S. over Iran attack The Washington Post wrote that despite estimations by American officials that Iran would need another decade before having the bomb, Israel believes that the critical breakthrough could take place within a number of months And just who is our government going to believe (this time)?
04-09-06 - Army shells the Palestinian Football League headquarters in Gaza
04-09-06 - Christian Palestinians find travel limitations hard during Holy Week
04-09-06 - U.S. aid to Israel put in sharp focus To John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, heartfelt thanks are due. They are very eminent academics, from the University of Chicago and Harvard respectively, and the authors of a treatise titled "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy."
04-09-06 - Professors spark political firestorm with Israel essay In the lobby essay, Mearsheimer and Walt charged that "the creation of Israel entailed a moral crime against the Palestinian people."
04-09-06 - Harvard dean steps down after study is criticized
04-09-06 - Uncharted territories , we learn that they have so much more on their minds than ''the conflict." This doesn't mean that the Nakba-that watershed moment when Israel became a state, was attacked by its Arab neighbors, and some 700,000 indigenous Palestinians became refugees This author has his timeline wrong. The Arab armies attacked AFTER the Israeli forces expelled the Palestinians which was primarily the reason WHY the Arab armies attacked. Thus does the myth of poor little Israel continue in the MSM of America.
04-09-06 - Many Sides to Palestinian Politics Palestinian "internal politics" have to be considered from the context of living under military occupation. Life-long residents of the United States can't relate to living under occupation.
04-09-06 - UN chief urges Israel, Palestinians to exercise restraint
04-09-06 - Pollard blasts former handler Pollard alleged that Eitan has the sole surviving copy of a document that could be used as a "bargaining chip" for his release from prison, but did not elaborate.
04-09-06 - "Israel Should Not Be on the Forefront of a War Against Iran" I don't think America can tolerate the idea of a leader of nation of 30 million people who can openly speak of the liquidation of another country That other country happens to be Israel. He is suggesting that we deal with threats to Israel, but also denying that this would be a war for Israel. Can't have it both ways.
04-09-06 - Straw agrees to meet journalist's family
04-09-06 - Al-Qaeda goes recruiting in festering Gaza
04-09-06 - Islamic Jihad leader says no halt to Israel attacks
04-09-06 - Made in Palestine "Made in Palestine" charts the physical and emotional geography of a land torn asunder by fifty years of subjugation and bloodshed.
04-09-06 - Asian American Journalists Association condemns Nolan Finley's column In its letter to Nolan Finley of The Detroit News the AAJA wrote, "We write to object to your Feb. 5 column that casts the entire Palestinian people as having "a lust for Jewish blood."
04-09-06 - Conference discusses Middle East Middle East peace talks have been going on for years, but this week Boulder will host discussions about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Writers, peace activists and former CIA members will discuss several topics.
04-08-06 - Six die in new Israeli air strike
04-08-06 - Two Palestinians militants killed in Israeli raid in Gaza A third militant was rushed to hospital in critical condition and at least four bystanders were wounded in the attack, one medical sources reported.
04-08-06 - Hamas in call to end suicide bombings 'The occupation government with its outside allies succeeded in labelling all Palestinians as terrorists as a result of the suicide bombings,'
04-08-06 - Does Israel Conduct Covert Action in America? The goal of using the Nazi analogy is to suppress any realistic debate about the pluses and minuses of the U.S.-Israel relationship, and to make sure any American raising questions about U.S. support for Israel is seen as siding with the "Islamofascists," the heirs of Nazism
04-08-06 - Hamas pressured by cash crisis and Israeli attacks In the West Bank, a Palestinian militant from the radical group Islamic Jihad was shot and captured by Israeli troops in the village of Silat A-Hartiya, near Jenin, while two stone-throwing teenagers were also wounded
04-08-06 - Hamas condemns 'hasty' aid cuts
04-08-06 - Palestine flourishing against the odds
04-08-06 - Olmert says Israel not to negotiate peace dea l with Abbas It was the first time that Olmert said clearly he will not negotiate with Abbas unless the new Hamas government recognizes Israel, renounces violence and accepts existing peace accords. Any ole excuse will do.
04-08-06 - Israel on alert for retaliatory strikes
04-08-06 - Tourism's latest holiday hotspot: the West Bank there is one industry that continues to experience growth: alternative tourism. Travel operators and advocacy groups are beginning to offer tours for those wanting to know more about the political situation in the Palestine territories, as well as the area's rich historic and religious significance...."We're seeing more and more people wanting to come here and find out the truth for themselves,"
04-08-06 - Settlers attack shepherds in Hebron Mohammad, the father of Moneer, said that settlers hurled stones at the shepherds in an attempt to force them out of a land adjacent to the illegal settlement outpost.
04-08-06 - Olmert: We'll relocate settlements to blocs The majority of settlements that will be evacuated in the next Israeli pullout from areas in the West Bank will be moved to settlement blocs, and the security fence's route will be consequently modified according to the new bloc map, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Newsweek Magazine in an interview set to be published Sunday. All of the settlements built on occupied Palestinian land are illegal under international law.
04-08-06 - Colonisers Plant Trees on Seized Palestinian Land Witnesses said that the colonisers uprooted 1000 olive trees, which planted by the Israeli "Taayush" movement and American Peace Team with the owners of the lands to stop seizing lands by the colonizers These are the peacekeepers to which the author is referring.
04-08-06 - Mother's plea for justice for her slaughtered son Tomorrow the quietly spoken former teacher will be the first witness at the high-profile inquest into the death of Tom Hurndall, 22, the British student shot in the head as he shepherded Palestinian children to safety.
04-08-06 - There is no hunger in Gaza
04-08-06 - Palestinian blames Indian colleagues for dismissal; approaches rights body "I have an ageing mother and four young sisters to look after, so I desperately need a source of income. My sisters are unmarried and it is my responsibility to get them settled in life,"
04-08-06 - Now it can be told I remarked to Terner that actually nothing would be more suitable than to have these photos presented to youths who are soon to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces - in other words, to hang them in an educational institution - as they ought to learn as soon as possible how to abuse Palestinians.
04-08-06 - A lesson from the Holocaust for us all Israeli academic researchers have themselves proved that no such radio broadcasts were ever made, that the Palestinians fled - victims of what we would today call ethnic cleansing - after a series of massacres by Israeli forces, especially in the village of Deir Yassin, just outside Jerusalem.
04-08-06 - Palestine aid cut would be 'brutal', EU diplomats say
04-08-06 - Peace Now head threatened Letter placed at entrance to Yariv Oppenheimer's Ramat Gan home threatens Peace Now director general with use of force if organization does not stop petitioning High Court against West Bank outposts
04-08-06 - Putting 'Arabian Tales' in a New Light "We feel that a lot of times here in the United States our young people only hear or know about one facet of life in the Middle East," says American co-director Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas. "Through these stories, we want to introduce young people to literature and culture in a fun, educational way." The production is a mixture of acting, dance and music.
04-07-06 - Israeli air strike in Gaza kills 6 Medics said his son, 5, was killed. They had earlier said his 7-year-old daughter had been killed. But later the family identified the dismembered body as the son, medics added.
04-07-06 - Two children killed in Israel Air Force assassination Even North Korea headlines a story that our media won't.
04-07-06 - Palestinians Say Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian residents said soldiers knocked on the door of Wafaa Yaeesh, 22, and opened fire when the door was open, killing the man and wounding four relatives. Yaeesh and his family were not known to be linked to any militant groups.
04-07-06 - US, EU halt payments to Palestinian Authority Even before the aid cutoff, many Palestinians struggled to subsist in an economy suffering from widespread poverty, high unemployment and rife with corruption.
04-07-06 - Hebron Release: Israeli settlers seize another Palestinian building. Settlers had occupied an
apartment building facing their home. The apartment building is owned by a
Palestinian who now lives in the Palestinian-controlled area of Hebron. It has
been empty for over three years. Israeli settlers claim to have purchased the
building, but they had to use a sledgehammer and crowbar to get in. The army's
Civil Administration is checking their claim. In the past such claims have
sometimes been fraudulent, but this can be hard to prove straightaway.
04-07-06 - Cameraman killing was 'war crime'
04-07-06 - Israeli policies will spark new war - Abbas
04-07-06 - Hamas Prime Minister Meets With Abbas One senior Hamas official said the group is ready to moderate its position and accept a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, provided Abbas restores Hamas' government authority. Abbas favors negotiating a peace deal with Israel.
04-07-06 - 'Jordan should open border to Palestinian refugees ex-Iraq' The New York-based Human Rights Watch said that more than a hundred Palestinians have been stranded on the Iraqi side of the border with Jordan after fleeing lethal violence and threats to their lives in Baghdad.
04-07-06 - Bil'in protests against the Wall
04-07-06 - 1,000 shells fired at Gaza within week
04-07-06 - Three years after the death of James Miller british probe concludes he was murdered
04-07-06 - US moved helicopters to Israel via Shannon THE United States used Shannon airport to transport Apache attack helicopters for use by Israel.
04-07-06 - Hamas condemns EU, Washington aid freeze as blackmail
04-07-06 - Report: Hamas Proposes Broad Cease-Fire Hamas has offered Israel a proposal for a broad, extended cease-fire in exchange for guarantees that the Israeli army won't attack militants in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, an Israeli newspaper reported Friday
04-07-06 - Abbas: our sons will fight Israelis for a just deal The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, says Israel's plan to impose its final borders deep inside the occupied territories while expropriating large areas of Palestinian land for Jewish settlers will lead to another war in a decade.
04-07-06 - Fighters cross the divide for peace in Middle East If Bassam could have a constructive dialogue with a settler, Bassam thought, he could certainly talk to Israeli soldiers now refusing to serve in the occupied territories. Bassam says that while some of his friends have refused invitations to join the meetings, few, if any, have attacked him for doing so himself.
04-07-06 - Bush: Palestinians voted against corruption "Guess what the election was based on? Corruption," Bush said Thursday in a foreign policy speech. He rejected the thesis that Hamas? landslide victory in P.A. legislative elections in January was an endorsement of its terrorism and opposition to Israel. And the irony of the year is the response to the Palestinian rejection of Fatah corruption by voting in Hamas - the EU and the US just today cut all aid to the Palestinians. There's that neocon 'democracy' rearing its ugly head again. 'You will elect Israel-friendly regimes or else!'
04-07-06 - Kerry, the anti-war candidate? by Patrick J. Buchanan The Bush bellicosity toward Tehran gave us Ahmadinejad. The principal beneficiary of the crusade for democracy is a Hamas government we are trying to choke to death by cutting off aid. How putting 50,000 Palestinian police on the streets of the West Bank and Gaza with no means of supporting their families will advance peace escapes a number of us.
04-07-06 - Israel, Arabs sign on to NATO initiative Israel and six Arab nations pledged to join NATO-led efforts against terrorism, including naval patrols.
04-07-06 - Mental Patient Charged With Threat to Bush The indictment issued March 23 and made public this week says Nijmeh, a Palestinian, told the agents that his threat "is not too harsh, considering what he has done to my country. If not that, then maybe something else, you know?"
04-07-06 - Palestinian sues P.A. for torture A Palestinian man who sued the Palestinian Authority in the United States says its officials tortured him after he helped Israel prevent terrorist attacks.
04-07-06 - Expert: Hezbollah, Hamas abusing immigration Our borders are undefended and insecure as we taxpayers fund Israel's wall to protect its ill-gotten gains.
04-07-06 - Inaugural Palestinian student conference held on campus
04-07-06 - Daniel Barenboim Lectures Begin on BBC
04-07-06 - 'Terrorist Chic' and Beyond Kaffiyehs, military prints and heavy boots on the streets of L.A. all speak to a post-9/11 world?but also to something bigger. Call it 'fear fashion.'
04-07-06 - Primate reassures Jewish community Divestment not 'on the agenda for consideration'
04-06-06 - 22 residents arrested in the West Bank, 15 injured in Nablus clashes Also on Thursday, soldiers fired at dozens of school teachers and students; one teacher identified as A?eda Sara was shot by a live round in her leg. She was shot while standing near the students? morning lineup before attending classes. A medical source in the city reported that a total of fifteen residents were hospitalized, two seriously. The two were identified as Sameh Shafe?ey, 17, and Imad Ghalib Abu Atma, 25. Shafe?ey was shot by a live round in his head, and Abu Atma was shot by a live round in his chest. One American journalist was shot by a live round in his stomach.
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04-06-06 - WHO warns of dire risk to Palestinian health over aid cuts The World Health Organisation warned of dire consquences for Palestinian public health services because of Israeli economic sanctions and threatened cuts in international aid.
04-06-06 - Israel launches air raids on Gaza
04-06-06 - We'll study any Israeli talks offer: Hamas PM
04-06-06 - State: Israel, P.A. have 'poor' human rights record Israel's poor record was "due in part to actions by Israeli soldiers and settlers that resulted in death and injury to Palestinian civilians."
04-06-06 - Judge in Israel Lobbyists' Trial Told Evidence 'Overwhelming' "At trial in this case, the government will present overwhelming evidence of the defendants' specific, willful intent to violate" the Espionage Act, prosecutors wrote in papers filed last week with the federal judge overseeing the case, Thomas Ellis III of Alexandria,Va. "The government will prove - often using the defendants' own words - that Rosen and Weissman knew that they had obtained classified national defense information, knew it was unlawful to disclose that information, knew that the foreign officials and members of the media to whom they disclosed the information were not entitled, and yet, knowing all of these things, decided to disclose the information in any event."
04-06-06 - Film-maker 'murdered' by soldier Metropolitan Police Det Insp Robert Anderson told the inquest on Thursday that Israel had been "uncooperative" during their own investigations into the shooting. Mr Anderson said: "Israel has been uncooperative with the Metropolitan Police in that they haven't allowed us access to interview soldiers and witnesses."
04-06-06 - Israelis arrest Palestinian minister at border Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian cabinet minister as he tried to enter the West Bank from Jerusalem yesterday, the first time Israel has directly interfered with the new government
04-06-06 - Israel Lobby Exposes U.S. to Avoidable Hostility Overseas while Smearing Academic Critics as 'Anti-Semitic', Says IRmep Poll; Mearsheimer and Walt Study Accurate 91 pct. of Middle East academics polled believe it is "extremely accurate" to "accurate" that the Israel Lobby's tactics expose the United States to avoidable hostility in the Middle East...86 pct. of Middle East academics polled believe that the Israel Lobby places what it considers to be Israel's interests above the national interests of the United States.
04-06-06 - House committee passes P.A. ban bill It also legislates that the removal of Hamas from the Palestinian Authority will not be enough to re-establish P.A. relations with the United States; no matter who runs it, the Palestinian Authority will have to prove it has eradicated terrorism and anti-Israel incitement.
04-06-06 - Bankrupt Hamas government unveils austerity package
04-06-06 - US to boost Palestinian humanitarian aid - sources Despite the rise in humanitarian aid, estimated at 60 percent, overall U.S. assistance to the Palestinians was expected to fall, the sources said. Those figures were not disclosed.
04-06-06 - House panel eases proposed Palestinian aid cuts A House of Representatives committee backed away on Thursday from sweeping restrictions on U.S. aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, and passed a bill giving President George W. Bush more leeway to offer limited assistance.
04-06-06 - Palestinian PM Says Hamas Has the Power The new Palestinian prime minister said Thursday that his Cabinet will take control of the Palestinian security forces, putting his Hamas-led government on a collision course with President Mahmoud Abbas
04-06-06 - Briton shot by Israelis was murdered, says inquest jury The jury unanimously found that Miller, from Braunton, Devon, was unlawfully killed. Its forewoman said: "This was an unlawful shooting with the intention of killing Mr James Miller. Therefore we can come to no other conclusion than that Mr Miller was indeed murdered." At that moment the cameraman's family started to sob. The jury added: "It is a fact that from day one to this inquest the Israeli authorities have not been forthcoming in the investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr Miller's death." Our citizens get no such justice.
04-06-06 - Israel urged to stay off Gaza's pitch World soccer's governing body has raised concerns with the Israeli government after the IDF targeted the main soccer stadium in the Gaza Strip with artillery fire.
04-06-06 - EU rejects plan to suspend aid to Palestinian Authority European Union diplomats have rejected a proposal to suspend direct aid to the Palestinian Authority because some EU countries consider the measure "too brutal".
04-06-06 - Army uses two Palestinians as human shields in Bethlehem invasion As youth started to throw rocks at the army, troops forced the two youth to stand in front of them as they were approaching the stone-throwing kids.
04-06-06 - Jewish settlers expand West Bank enclave A Palestinian security source denied that the building had been legally purchased, and said it still belonged to a Palestinian family.
04-06-06 - 'I Would Have Been Hizbollah Member'
04-06-06 - Moscow issues West a warning BERLIN With Chancellor Angela Merkel shifting German foreign policy more markedly toward the United States and the defense of human rights, Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, on Thursday warned the West against isolating his country from helping to broker disputes with Iran and other conflicts in the Middle East
04-06-06 - Honor Killing Is Dishonorable
04-06-06 - Of Course There Is an Israel Lobby Neither the U.S. government nor media has ever protested?has never even mentioned?Israel's years-long multiple arrests and protracted detentions of American citizens, without charge or trial. In September 2000, CNN interviewed four Americans who had been tortured, the only report on this compelling story, and the network has since been forced to refuse selling recordings of that news segment, "Americans Mistreated in Israeli Jails." America would have been fully informed had any other country committed these acts.
04-06-06 - Germany: Israeli detained over Nazi slur On two separate occasions recently, Israeli nationals in Germany got themselves in trouble after swearing at public officials and referring to them as Nazis, Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.
04-06-06 - Remarks by President Bush on the Global War on Terror I think the Palestinians have been a long-suffering people that deserve better government. The former leadership turned out to be corrupt, like, stole money. And as a result of his leadership, we never got very close to peace. There wasn't a lasting -- there weren't lasting institutions in place. I believe democracies don't war. 'Democracies don't war', What the?
04-06-06 - China has U.S. anti-missile tech, via transfer from Israel China covertly obtained Patriot anti-missile system technology from Israel during the 1990s, according to U.S. officials.
04-06-06 - Israel, Egypt plan to meet
04-06-06 - Evangelicals Rally Their Flocks Behind Israel
04-06-06 - Arab nations quietly bridge the trade gulf with Israelis
04-06-06 - Why not open US-Israel relations to intellectual debate? If the US is serious about supporting democracy and human rights, it might want to rethink giving away a third of its entire foreign aid budget to a country against whichthe United Nations has passed more than 600 resolutions (non-binding though they may be) related to mishandling of the Palestinian situation.
04-06-06 - Cash has run out, but Hamas chief optimistic
04-06-06 - More debate over report on Israel's influence in US Coverage of the debate over the recent paper by professors Stephen Walt of Harvard and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago that examines the influence of Israel and its supporters in Washington over US foreign policy has been, mostly, absent from US media The Christian Science Monitor again takes the lead in reporting important issues when most other mainstream American media fall flat.
04-06-06 - Envoys: Mideast Nations Held Secret Talks
04-06-06 - My Name is Rachel Corrie extends
04-06-06 - Israel Project picks 30 for media fellows The program teaches Jewish and non-Jewish students communications techniques to bolster Israel?s image in the press.
04-06-06 - Decision on book to be reviewed The processs used by Toronto District School Board staff to take a book about the Middle East off elementary school library shelves after a complaint from the Canadian Jewish Congress will be reviewed by school board trustees
04-06-06 - I Will Not be Silenced
04-05-06 - Palestinian civilians pay with their lives for IDF's refusal to publish open-fire regulations B'Tselem contends that the secrecy enables the senior IDF staff to avoid responsibility for the killing of innocent persons, and to divert the criticism to the soldiers in the field. Since the beginning of the intifada, the IDF has related to the open-fire regulations applying in the Occupied Territories as "confidential information," which are provided to soldiers verbally, and not in writing, as was previously the case.
04-05-06 - Palestinians appeal to Israeli court on crossing's closure Some Palestinian farmers and suppliers on Wednesday appealed to Israel's High Court of Justice to reopen a crossing on Gaza-Israel borders to help ease asphyxiated economy in the Gaza Strip.
04-05-06 - Net closes in on Gaza fisherman Isreali gunboats stop Palestinians from fishing as a communal punishment or to prevent attacks....The heart of the issue is the continued Israeli control of Gaza?s borders, airspace and waters, more than six months after it claimed to have ended its military rule of Gaza by evacuating 8,000 Jewish settlers and all its military bases
04-05-06 - Hamas says PA coffers are 'empty'
04-05-06 - Hamas denies hinting at Israel policy shift a Hamas official in Gaza told Reuters the wrong letter had been sent.
04-05-06 - Olmert ready to bring far-right into Israel coalition Kadima MP and outgoing infrastructure minister Ronni Bar-On told public radio that Yisrael Beitenu (Israel Our Home), led by Avigdor Lieberman, who is branded a racist and fascist by foes, could have a place in the next cabinet.
04-05-06 - Gulf states pledge $111m to Hamas
04-05-06 - Health experts worried about bird flu impact on Gaza diet "One specific concern is the fact that poultry constitutes the primary source of protein in the Gaza Strip and with the Karni crossing closed we are concerned about the nutritional consequences on the population,"
04-05-06 - EU: Give Hamas a chance to change
04-05-06 - Milan Mayor meets with victims of terror The families asked Albertini to "keep the photos close to his heart" when he returns to the European Parliament and votes on issues critical to Israel. "I will keep these photos with me everywhere I go," promised Albertini.
04-05-06 - We'll study any Israeli talks offer: Hamas PM
04-05-06 - Israel wraps up military exercises in north The Israeli military said it had completed large-scale exercises in the north, preparing for potential attacks in the Golan Heights and from the Lebanese-based Hezbollah militia.
04-05-06 - Abbas takes over Palestinian borders President Mahmoud Abbas, who is struggling to quell international concern about a new Palestinian government under Hamas, has assumed security control over Palestinian border crossings.
04-05-06 - Peace Now to ask Israeli court to order the evacuation of six illegal outposts
04-05-06 - High Court upholds ban on Machsom Watch exhibit in Be'er Sheva The organizers added that they are appalled by the notion that a mayor in a democratic state can prevent residents from seeing pictures of what goes on in the Palestinian territories. Freedom of speech -Israel-style.
04-05-06 - Following Hamas takeover of P.A., West and Israel cut off contact, funds Neither bill has reached the floor yet, but strong lobbying by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has garnered co-sponsorship from over half the Senate and almost half of the 435 members of the House of Representatives.
04-05-06 - Bellydancing out, cinema in, says Hamas "If the phenomenon of bellydancing spreads our people might react against it by killing people. We don't want our people to become like the Taliban." Huh???
04-05-06 - Huge jump in arms sales to Israel Licences for British arms sales to Israel last year amounted to nearly £25m, almost double the previous year.
04-05-06 - Jailed MPs a symbol for Palestinians Before the Oslo peace accords, flying the Palestinian flag was enough to get you jailed.
04-05-06 - Academics' Paper on 'Israel Lobby' Blasted Weeks later, the Associated Press finally covers the study of the Israeli lobby by the two professors but naturally makes heavy use of the David Duke card. This is the AP we are talking about here.
04-05-06 - Enemy soldiers gather - to strive for peace Former commander Zohar Shapira, an elite Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldier for 15 years, started the ball rolling when he left the army because he felt its actions and incursions in Palestinian territories were "immoral." He contacted a group of former Palestinian Fatah fighters from around Bethlehem. In their first meeting, Mr. Shapira says, all were stunned to find so much common ground, and they decided to formalize an alliance. Great story.
04-05-06 - US attitude toward Hamas: The disturbing parallel with Nicaragua
04-05-06 - EU opposes Israel's unilateral actions "The EU would only support changes to the pre-1967 borders agreed by consensus between the Parties: we support a two-State solution leading to a final and comprehensive settlement of the conflict, with Israel and a Palestinian State living side-by-side within secure and mutually recognized borders,"
04-05-06 - U.S. drug makers ask to block Israel The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, which made the request in writing last Friday to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, says Israel doesn?t provide adequate intellectual property protection for U.S. pharmaceutical companies operating there.
04-05-06 - 12 Holy Land Christian, Catholic leaders call Israeli, Palestinian gov?ts to peace
04-05-06 - House passes Saudi boycott plea The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution urging the Bush administration to call on Saudi Arabia to end its boycott of Israel.
More legislation for Israel.
04-05-06 - Pro-Israel lobby dictates U.S. policy, study charges
04-05-06 - First Arab Catholic woman to be member of Israeli parliament
04-05-06 - British woman is world's most senior judge The case that attracted the greatest international attention recently was a request by the UN General Assembly in 2003 for an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of the security barrier built by Israel on occupied Palestinian territory. By a majority of 14 to one, the court found that construction of the barrier was contrary to international law and should be dismantled, a finding rejected by Israel. What good is international law when nobody will enforce it?
04-05-06 - Israeli officer-stockbroker disciplined A senior Israeli air force officer was disciplined for running a stockbroking service on his base.
04-05-06 - Noam Chomsky and the Pro-Israel Lobby: Fourteen Erroneous Theses
04-05-06 - Events Try to Make Dent in Anti-Israel Feeling Attending the April 3 talk, Rabbi Howard Alpert, executive director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, pointed out that "while it may not be pleasant to be an Arab in Israel right now," any comparison to apartheid smacks of ignorance of the true horror and repression suffered by black South Africans for decades. According to a UN agent and Bishop Desmond Tutu, Israel's apartheid is MUCH WORSE.
04-05-06 - Palestine film festival The London Palestine Film Festival, the largest of its type in Europe, returns for a second year to the Barbican
04-05-06 - Study: Anti-Semitism down, but high The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States decreased slightly in 2005, according to a new report. It must all be going on at campus, right Abe?
04-05-06 - European dance magazine bans Israeli articles
04-05-06 - Palestine TV Selects JumpTV as Exclusive Internet Distribution Partner
04-05-06 - Acre municipality vetoes screening of acclaimed suicide bomber movie The El-Yatir organization, dedicated to the cultural development of the city and responsible for the scheduled screening, maintains extremist Jewish groups pressured the municipality to cancel it.
04-05-06 - Yes, It's Anti-Semitic Wow. The shreeks are getting more shrill as the study of the Israeli lobby gets more attention in the press. This piece seems to make use of at least 2, possibly more, of the techniques used by members of this lobby to silence criticism.
04-04-06 - One Palestinian killed, Israel steps up shelling of Gaza The dead man, Abdallah al-Daalsa, 42, was killed as he stood in a field in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya.
Another seven people, including a six-month-old baby, were wounded by shrapnel
04-04-06 - Two killed by Israeli artillery shell in Gaza Strip
04-04-06 - Israel Fires Missiles Into Abbas' Compound
04-04-06 - Aid organizations in Gaza paralyzed fearing ties with Hamas-led government Israel will keep the Karni crossing closed on Tuesday, despite the warnings of United Nations aid organizations that the Gaza Strip is on the verge of a humanitarian disaster due to a lack of money and food.......Speaking to Haaretz on Tuesday, a senior Israeli source in Jerusalem quoted Israel's policy chief for the territories, Major General Yosef Mishlab as saying that there is no humanitarian crisis in the territories.....David Shearer, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told Foreign Ministry officials that if there is no significant change in the situation, Gaza will face a humanitarian crisis as bad as the one in Kosovo.
04-04-06 - Palestinian officials claim escalation of civilian deaths
04-04-06 - Hamas leader takes conciliatory note in U.N. letter The letter, referring to Israel's expansion of its West Bank settlements and its construction of a barrier on Palestinian land, says at one point:
"This will ultimately diminish any hopes for the achievement of settlement and peace based on a two-state solution," a possible reference to recognizing Israel's right to exist.
04-04-06 - Hamas FM says will visit China Palestinian foreign minister Mahmud al-Zahar announced plans to visit China as Beijing became the latest power to reach out to Islamists Hamas despite a Western boycott.
04-04-06 - Russia, United States Increasingly at Odds Russia's influence in the world has swelled, providing a growing counterbalance to U.S. hegemony
04-04-06 - Israeli law eases settlers into east Jerusalem Elan Frenkel from Arab-Jewish group Taayush says the government is involved in a plan "to transfer Palestinians out of Jerusalem so Israel can annex their property without Palestinian inhabitants
. 04-04-06 - USCCR Combats Anti-Semitic Harassment on Campuses; Panel Issues Recommendations Directed to Campuses, Enforcement Entities, Others (3) federal grant-making institutions should exercise appropriate oversight over academic departments of Middle East Studies to ensure that federal funds are not used in a manner that supports discriminatory conduct See yesterday's news. This is to push that legislation through (A previously version failed) that would see to it that universities are pro-Israeli enough to the pro-Israeli lobbies, or else lose federal funding. Crying 'anti-Semitism!' really does work, Virginia.
04-04-06 - Afghanistan firmly with Palestinians, says president's FM choice Israel's return of occupied land to the Palestinians remains a pillar of Afghanistan's foreign policy, President Hamid Karzai's choice for new foreign minister said.
04-04-06 - Shooting of British cameraman by Israeli soldier cold-blooded murder, inquest told Mr Cobb-Smith, a former British army officer and UN weapons inspector, said Mr Miller and his colleagues would have been visible to the Israeli soldiers, who had night vision goggles. The sky was cloudless, the moon was shining and electric lights were shining from nearby houses. "My conclusion is this was calculated and cold-blooded murder, without a shadow of a doubt,"
04-04-06 - Film-maker's death 'was murder'
04-04-06 - YOUR VIEW: Israeli seizures done with U.S. support This military action overshadows Israel's seizure of Arab land in the Jordan Valley concomitant with the denial of the 2000 Arab owners of that land to return to their homes, lands, churches, mosques and businesses. Not one American newspaper printed anything about the seizure of Arab lands. Not one TV news station reported it.
04-04-06 - Augusta Victoria Hospital Financial Situation Dire; ELCA Provides Grant the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop and LWF president, said the "very viability" of the hospital is at stake because of the loss of funds and the pending tax case. He said the hospital situation must be resolved immediately for the sake of the Palestinian people.
04-04-06 - Holy Land: Gaza "on verge of humanitarian catastrophe"
04-04-06 - Largest Israeli bank breaks ties with PNA Hapoalim Bank, the last Israeli bank having business ties with the Palestinians, has suspended in the last 24 hours all its connections with the PNA by ceasing processing the PNA checks and transferring funds,
04-04-06 - Settler sentenced to two years in jail for shooting Palestinian Upon Finner's arrival on the scene, several Israeli hotel guests began harassing one of the Palestinians, and beat him to a point where he needed medical attention. Israelis and Palestinians then began throwing stones at each other. According to the charges, Finner burst onto the scene with a loaded Uzi submachine gun and began firing in the air and directly at the Palestinians. One Palestinian man was severely wounded by the gunfire and was rushed to a hospital to be operated upon.
04-04-06 - Top Saudi, Russian officials meet on Middle East policy
04-04-06 - Passionate portrayal of an insecure idealist By rights, this production shouldn't be playing in London at all, but in America
04-04-06 - China envoy meets with Palestinians
04-04-06 - Handicapped Palestinian from Qalqilia saves photographer from Israeli soldier attack
04-04-06 - Calling all Child and Women Abusers
04-04-06 - UNRWA, European Commission Inaugurate Rehabilitated Shelters for Palestinian Refugees in Syria
04-04-06 - Anti-Israel bias at colleges scrutinized The recommendations grew out of a November hearing at which speakers cited examples of anti-Semitic incidents. One frequently cited involved a 2004 documentary that said Middle East Studies faculty at Columbia University were intimidating Jewish students who defended Israel. (A faculty committee investigated and found no evidence of anti-Semitism.) It was BS, just like the allegations by the USCCR. This matter is to ensure that universities toe the pro-Israeli line. IT will all backfire on the pro-Israel lobbies in the end. For matters such as this only serve to prove the opposition right.
04-04-06 - Israelis ponder a land swap to rid themselves of the 'Arab problem'.
04-04-06 - US looks to increase Palestinian humanitarian aid
04-04-06 - Sharon surgery postponed
04-04-06 - Iran's spies watching us, says Israel The situation is now regarded as so serious that many senior Israeli officers openly admit to missing the restraining influence of Syria over Hizbollah. Boy, that's another move that bit them square in the ass, eh?
04-04-06 - Halutz slams officer for letting settlers return to Hebron market
04-04-06 - Hebron Update: 28 March - 3 April 2006 While walking down the length of Shuhada Street, a number of
Israeli settlers observed the group's progress. One stopped his car near the
Chicken Gate, got out, took pictures (and the visitors took pictures of him),
and said in parting, "Why don't you go to Iraq where they know what to do to
people like you?" He sounded like an American.
04-04-06 - CRS, U.S. bishops urge Senate approval of humanitarian aid The leaders also called on the Senate to ensure that urgently needed aid reaches the Palestinian people, especially through non-governmental organizations like CRS, while requiring the Palestinian Authority to recognize Israel and renounce terrorism
04-04-06 - Palestine urges Annan to open talks with Hamas govt
04-04-06 - Silence in class Earlier this year, Fox news commentator Sean Hannity urged students to record "leftwing propaganda" by professors so he could broadcast it on his show. On the web there is Campus Watch, "monitoring Middle East studies on campus"; Campus witchhunts.
04-04-06 - Lobbyist Jack Abramoff?s "Charity" a Front for Terrorism the investigation into his activities by the FBI also shed light on the ways in which right-wing American Jews have often been involved in funding what are essentially terrorist activities by armed land thieves in Palestinian territory...Abramoff, a legendary lobbyist particularly close to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), is also a fierce supporter of Israel-"a super-Zionist," one associate says.
04-04-06 - PDF file: Defining the Role of Faculty in Supporting Israel on Campus Activists guide to pro-Israeli propagandizing at the universities. It's all a big conspiracy theory though.. nothing to see here..
04-03-06 - Palestinian boy shot while cutting security fence Palestinians said that Mohammed Na'ama, 13, was killed in the incident after he and another friend threw rocks at an IDF force.
04-03-06 - Israelis kill Bethlehem militant Witnesses said troops in civilian dress chased Raed Abayat onto the roof of a building where they shot him dead.
04-03-06 - IDF kills Palestinian boy in clashes north of Jerusalem The IDF, however, said soldiers opened fire when the children attempted to vandalize the separation fence next to Qalandiyah. The soldiers followed the routine procedure to arresting a suspect. However, after the children fled the scene, the soldiers reportedly opened fire.
04-03-06 - UN aid workers: Gaza on verge of disaster A report by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) warns of a lack of basic food supplies due to the frequent closures of the Karni crossing that are preventing goods from reaching Gaza from Egypt. The report also said there has been a significant increase in the number of hungry people since financial aid has been halted. Which is exactly what Israel had sought to do: "Or, they all believe that the best way to discredit Hamas is to starve the Palestinians, by degrees. As Dov Weisglass, an advisor in the Israeli prime minister's office, was quoted as saying: 'The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet but not make them die of hunger.'" . Our government is an accomplice in this
04-03-06 - Militants shell Israel to retaliate leader's death
04-03-06 - Israeli settler attacks on Palestinian farmers increase
04-03-06 - Film-maker was carrying white flag, widow tells inquest
04-03-06 - Film crew 'begged Israeli soldiers to save colleague' A statement by the Israeli army immediately after the shooting said Mr Miller had been caught in crossfire and was probably killed by a Palestinian bullet. An Israeli doctor then wrongly claimed there was a bullet hole in the back, not the front, of his neck. A "field'' investigation failed to gather any witness statements and a day after the killing the scene was bulldozed on the orders of First Lieutenant Haib.
04-03-06 - PNN exposes the full story of Israeli bulldozers burying a Palestinian alive in Hebron
04-03-06 - Israel restricts Palestinian access to medical services
04-03-06 - Miller 'most likely killed in cold blood' Katie Barter, sister of the late James Miller, told an inquest into his death at St Pancras coroner's court in London that the Israeli authorities had "strongly suspected" the commander of an armoured personnel carrier of lying. They also recommended the harshest disciplinary measures be taken against him. However, Miller's family were later informed that no action would be taken over his death in Gaza in May 2003
04-03-06 - If one side in a conflict goes nuclear, the other is bound to follow suit Yet, in nuclear terms in the Middle East, Israel is the original sinner. Non- proliferation must be universal: if, in any zone of potential conflict, one party goes nuclear, its adversaries can't be expected not to. No matter how long ago it was, by violating that principle Israel would always bear a responsibility for whatever happened later.
04-03-06 - Israel 'delayed' death inquiries Our government does NOTHING with regard to the deaths of its own citizens. Even when war crimes have been committed against them. This is the true testament of the power of the Israeli lobby. ACTIONS (or lack thereof), not words.
04-03-06 - IDF report: Rules of engagement unclear The damning report highlights severe flaws in one of the most sensitive matters faced by IDF troops ? when and how to use their weapons
04-03-06 - Hamas says it has met French, Indian officials
04-03-06 - IJCR Applauds U.S. Civil Rights Commission for Defending Civil Rights of Jewish Students The pro-Israeli lobbies are still trying to get legislation passed by using different language. after their first attempt failed. This has nothing to do with anti-Semitism and everything to do with the lack of control by pro-Israeli groups over speech at campuses.
04-03-06 - Arab-American rappers find new voice in political hip-hop music Wattad, who is of Palestinian origin and heads a band called the Philistines, and Chakaki, the Syrian-American lead singer of the NOMADS, have been touring, with dates in Michigan in Detroit and Dearborn, as well as in Oberlin, Ohio, and Vancouver.
04-03-06 - Israel and Moral Blackmail Fear prevents debate ? and a real debate is what the Lobby can least afford.
04-03-06 - Family of shot journalist accuse Israel "There was extreme pressure on us, and on Sophy (Mr Miller's widow), within hours of her husband being killed, to agree to a postmortem without any independent observer." Mrs Miller told the jury Israel had tried to "grind down" the family with delays and broken promises "in the hope that we wouldn't go on".
The British public are spared no information regarding the deaths of their citizens. Their press doesn't yet bow to any lobbies.
04-03-06 - U.S. to continue humanitarian aid to Palestinians: official
04-03-06 - Christian leaders warn Israel against unilateral withdrawals
04-03-06 - Bush sticks to neo-conservative course on Israel The group, which is headed by Clifford May, a former New York Times reporter and communications director for the Republican National Committee, originally evolved from another organization called Emet: An Educational Initiative Inc. It was created in early 2001 by a number of wealthy Jewish philanthropists, including Dalck Feith, the father of Pres. Bush?s former undersecretary of defense for policy, and Perle protégé Douglas Feith. Its purpose, according to a 2003 article in The American Conservative, was to bolster Israel?s image among U.S. university students and faculty in the face of the Palestinian intifada. After 9/11, Emet was transformed into FDD with Clifford May at its helm and a former Israeli Embassy official, Nir Boms, as its vice president.
04-03-06 - $200m Palestine fund launched Kuwait's Global Investment House has launched a fund worth up to $200 million that will invest in the Palestinian market, which it said has positive prospects.
04-03-06 - Conflict resolution Israeli-style "Either we serve in the army and shoot our brothers or accept second class citizenship and less opportunities for our future."
04-03-06 - Palestinian lawmaker urges world to press Israel over prisoner treatment
04-03-06 - Senator condemns Hamas U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) called on Hamas to renounce terrorism and acknowledge Israel?s right to exist
04-03-06 - Europe body pressed on invite to Palestinians Members of the U.S. Congress sent a letter to the Council of Europe asking it to rescind an invitation to Hamas members to attend a Parliamentary Assembly meeting.
04-03-06 - Futbol Palestina: Palis Quake Guam 11 Times
04-03-06 - Israeli's rationing controls Gaza
04-02-06 - Separation wall 'drowns' Palestinian A Palestinian man has drowned in the West Bank after getting entangled in the separation barrier's barbed wire during flash floods, medical officials and witnesses say.
04-02-06 - Flash floods claim lives of 5 people A Palestinian man, Iyad Taha, 26, from the West Bank village of Beit Anan was found dead after rains swept away his car in close proximity of the security fence near the village of Bili'in.
04-02-06 - Settlers free Palestinian boys Itamar is considered one of the most extremist Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank where residents are in perpetual conflict with their Palestinian neighbours and the Israeli army.
04-02-06 - Israeli Tank Shells Vegetable-Laden Car, Wounding Two Two Palestinian farmers were moderately injured Sunday evening when an Israeli tank shell hit their vegetable-laden car in the town of Beit Lahya in northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.
04-02-06 - Palestinian PM Decries U.S. Diplomacy "We believe this is a punishment of the Palestinian people because of its democratic choice, and at the same time, it increases the people's suffering,"
04-02-06 - Jews and Arabs unite to protest Israel's unilateral frontier "We plan to live together but they plan how to expel us and how to build settlements on our land," he says. "It's like (the establishment of Israel in) 1948, they expelled Palestinians and demolished our villages. Now they're doing it again."
04-02-06 - Abbas meets US envoy in Amman Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas was meeting US Middle East envoy David Welch in Amman, two days after Washington suspended contact with the new Hamas government, a Palestinian official said.
04-02-06 - Shells, rockets and leaflets are ammunition in Gaza battle
04-02-06 - Hamas lays out new security plans
04-02-06 - Most favored nation No one needed Mearsheimer and Walt to expose the work of lobbyists on behalf of Israel today. So far from hiding itself away in dark corners, AIPAC glories in its power and influence The newest spin of the report on the Israeli lobby: yes, the lobby is powerful, but it's not really 'good' for Israel and thus it's irrelevant. This next paragraph sums up my previous assertions well: "Supposing, then, for the purest sake of argument, that the war was fought in some manner to help Israel, did it do so? Ask an Israeli." - that Israel-supporters backed the war on Iraq and since it has not gone as well as the neocons had predicted, these Israel-supporters are now backpeddling from their pro-war stance with great fury. In fact, they have the unmitigated gall to complain about this in the Israeli press. That's a kick right in the ass to the American people. Add to that the fact that they have the audacity to complain that the United States isn't doing enough, isn't working fast enough to take care of their next great threat - Iran.
04-02-06 - Another brick in the wall by Robert Fisk Let me be frank. If I were an Israeli I, too, would have built a wall to prevent the suicide executioners of Islamic Jihad and, earlier, of Hamas.
But I would have built it along the international frontier of Israel - not used the wall as a cheap method of stealing more land. Stealing land is not a move that's conducive to peace.
04-02-06 - Lieberman may seek Israeli sovereignty over settlements One of Yisrael Beiteinu's options is to demand that Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert impose Israeli sovereignty immediately on the Jewish settlement blocs that are to remain under Israeli control under Olmert's convergence plan, while withdrawing from Palestinian territories. This would allow the party to say that the operation was not a unilateral withdrawal but rather an exchange of territory, which is one of the pillars of Yisrael Beiteinu's platform.
04-02-06 - Settler group takes over two compounds in E. Jerusalem "Our goal is to hold on to outposts in East Jerusalem and create an irreversible situation in the sacred basin around the Old City," said Adi Mintz, a member of Elad's management board.
04-02-06 - Troops attack, abuse two Palestinian workers from Hebron
04-02-06 - Israeli forces use tear gas in Palestinian prisoners transfer
04-02-06 - Israeli police arrest two Palestinian workers who crossed illegally into Israel Initial reports by Israeli police said that the two might be Palestinian resistance fighters, but after intense interrogation all afternoon on Sunday, the Police were forced to admit that they had been mistaken, and that the two Palestinians were simply seeking employment.
04-02-06 - Jibril tells Hariri he had no role in father's assassination Jibril said after his meetings that what "is most important at the moment is that the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are given guarantees that they will be equal to their Lebanese brothers ... and given their basic human rights as the Palestinian refugees in Syria and outside it are given."
04-02-06 - Hamas government allows beards in Palestinian police
04-02-06 - Quartet members meet on aid to Hamas in Jordan's capital
04-02-06 - Pensioners conquer the Web Samhovitch says that at this stage, it is still too early to observe how successful the project is in giving Israel positive publicity on the Internet. See the last two paragraphs. Why is this propaganda campaign aimed at us Americans, ever wonder? See this for a possible motive. There's a major concerted effort on the part of pro-Israeli outfits to continue to heavily saturate the American people with propaganda. The Israeli colonial machine must keep its biggest benefactor.
04-02-06 - Mission ends in symbolism In the end, eight of the nine people - from Israel, the Palestinian territories, the US, Iraq, Iran, and Ukraine - were on hand for the final act of peace
04-02-06 - 'As Israelis, We Also Fight for Palestinians' Israelis don't know us. They don't know the left, such as ICAHD, Gush Shalom and Bat Shalom, because we don't get on newspapers and TV. Our voices are very marginal because we are outside of the Zionism box
04-02-06 - IDF, police solve most serious arms theft in recent years A few suspects have been arrested, some of them residents of central Israel. One of the individuals arrested is a former soldier who used to serve at the aforementioned base.
04-02-06 - Canadian aid programs in the West Bank and Gaza
04-02-06 - Hamas official calls for end to Israel Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar said the enemy was Israeli "occupation" not Israeli people.
04-02-06 - Apostilles Or Authentication, Does Anyone Know The Difference? I live in the American west. If you were my neighbor and you started building a fence out in the middle of my property you might end up with a shooting war out here or at the least a lawsuit. Knowing my neighbors if you did it to some of them there would be hot led flying. Why is the world allowing Israel to live as squatters on Palestinian land and why are they allowed to build a fence in the middle of the neighbors property?
04-02-06 - Sharks storm Gaza Strip shores first time "Some fishermen managed to catch some of those sharks right atthe beach. Some of the sharks are weighing 120 kilograms,"
04-02-06 - Accepting Palestine Would Make Israel Legit The 1947 UN Resolution 181 regarding the creation of two states within Palestine was non-binding - though it did present a formula for statehood that might be accepted under international law which included NO transfers of populations (ethnic cleansing) and if the state could justify taking any land, the owners were to receive IMMEDIATE compensation.
04-02-06 - U.S. televangelist to launch Christian pro-Israel lobby Hagee said his group would be a Christian - and more powerful - version of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a large pro-Israel lobby, and would target senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill. A quarter of congressmen are evangelicals, and many American legislators represent regions that include a large evangelical population, he said. Since AIPAC is under heavy fire, the End Times Christian fundamentalists step in with their own version. They are part of the problem. Strangely, these two groups are fundamentally at odds on every other social issue. Do the research. And oddly enough, no other nation on the planet has such a contingency of Israel-first Christians in their midst.
04-02-06 - Family pays thanks to Waterbury Scholarships, gift to library a tribute from Aburdenes Before the program at the library, the city raised the Palestinian flag in the City Hall courtyard to honor Felix and Olga Aburdene.
04-02-06 - We stand on guard for powerful against weak The author fails to take into account the rise and hefty influence of Canada's Israeli lobby.
04-02-06 - Don't aid Palestinians What they deserve is to suffer the consequences of electing terrorists to rule them. David Holcberg, Ayn Rand Institute It's a known fact which was reportedly WIDELY in the American mainstream media that the Palestinians elected Hamas because Fatah was a corrupt entity that squandered their money. This man's comments come as no surprise - for, pro-Israelis cloaked in anonymity (and some not) in cyberspace routinely make such Nazi-like remarks.
04-01-06 - Army, navy pound Gaza Strip Qassam launch sites IDF artillery hit the northern Gaza Strip with more than 150 shells Saturday, with Israeli gunboats taking part in the attack for the first time. The air force hit open areas of the northern Strip, along with a number of buildings the army said had sheltered rocket launchers.
04-01-06 - Settlers attack Palestinian farmers and international peace activists in Hebron An extremist Israeli settler group of the Ramat Yishai illegal settlement outpost, in Hebron, attacked on Saturday three Palestinian farmers and a Swedish peace activist in Tal Romeida neighborhood in the center of the Old City of Hebron, dozens of olive trees were uprooted in a separate attack east of Hebron.
04-01-06 - Witnesses say settlers attacked Palestinian farmers near Nablus "The Palestinian farmers turned away, but then 40 settlers from Skali Farm and Elon Moreh chased them. Ten of them were armed. They beat the Palestinians, and a brawl ensued. Suddently one of them fired two shots. I found one of the cartridges. The Israeli volunteers demanded that police arrest the perpetrators."....Palestinian witnesses said Saturday that a group of settlers attacked an elderly Palestinian farmer.
04-01-06 - Thursday's suicide attacker was one of the prisoners freed by Israeli forces in Jericho jail raid A Palestinian, who was one of several dozen prisoners set free by Israeli forces during their raid on Jericho prison in March, was responsible for a 'suicide attack' that killed four illegal Israeli settlers and himself late Thursday night -- an attack that was immediately condemned by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas....Three days after the raid the Israeli daily Haaretz warned that Israeli forces were ?preparing for possible (Palestinian) revenge attacks.?
04-01-06 - Arab diplomats protest Israeli 'apartheid wall' Egyptian Ambassador to India Kheir El Din Abdel Latif expressed 'appreciation' of New Delhi's support for the Palestinian cause and lashed out at Israel for inflicting suffering on the Palestinian people by building this security fence.
04-01-06 - Palestinian official vows to punish those involved in Friday's killings
04-01-06 - Middle East Children's Alliance Website We still need your support to send funds to friends and partners in the Gaza Strip who will continue to distribute food parcels to families in need
04-01-06 - Abbas hails Mandela as father of liberation movements "We consider him as the father of all the liberation organisation movements in the world because he is the symbolic fighter for freedom for his people and for the people around the world."
04-01-06 - Fatah gunmen fire guns, defying Hamas PM
04-01-06 - Gaza Strongman Nixes Call for Gun Control
04-01-06 - UN Official Says Israeli Unilateral Actions Diminish Prospect of Viable Palestinian State
04-01-06 - Israeli settlers uproot trees west of Bethlehem Israeli settlers uprooted several almonds and grape trees in lands that belong to Beit Omaer villagers west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Wednesday evening.
04-01-06 - Olmert, Hamas Pursue Unilateral Agendas The military has also kept Gaza-Israel crossings, vital for Gaza's struggling economy, closed for extended periods, ostensibly for security reasons. However, Israel doesn't want to go too far, and will allow in just enough goods to avert a crisis.
Keeping the Palestinians at the brink of a major humanitarian crisis as punishment for having a real democracy and for electing a party majorically for its clean form of govt (fatah was corrupt) - the neocon legacy.
04-01-06 - 1st Night Photos: Rickman, Dodds & Rachel Corrie
04-01-06 - Editor hits back over Israel row ..'But when I re-read the piece, I did not see anything that I felt should not have been said. Maybe it is because I am Jewish, but I think I am very alert to anti-Semitism. And I do not think that criticising US foreign policy, or Israel's way of going about influencing it, is anti-Semitic. I just don't see it.' Accusing the LRB of anti-Semitism only proves one of the points of the study. The knee-jerk responses by members of the pro-Israeli community are like clockwork, they are that predictable.
04-01-06 - J'lem protests equation of Hamas, Israel The protest to Lavrov's comments come against the background of Israeli-Russian tensions stemming both from what Israel considers Russia's tepid position regarding the Iranian nuclear issue and because - along with Turkey - Russia was among the first countries to invite a Hamas delegation to visit following the Palestinian Legislative Council elections.
04-01-06 - The myth of the 'honest broker': Britain and Israel Since the government of Ariel Sharon came to power in 2001, Britain has exported around £70 million worth of military equipment to Israel.
04-01-06 - Ericsson signs $23M contract in Palestine Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson (ERICY) Wednesday said it has been awarded a $23 million contract by Palestinian mobile operator Jawwal.
04-01-06 - America gives tacit approval to West Bank withdrawal Is the US?s apparent willingness to endorse a move which is unlikely to remove the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the list of regional irritants just another example of what two prominent US academics recently described as Washington?s tendency to advance Israel?s interests, even when they are inimical to its own, due largely to pressure from Jewish American groups?
04-01-06 - Elimination of racial discrimination: The case of Israel Creating a Jewish majority is at the heart of Israel's policies and is achieved through the de-Palestinization of Palestinian land. For instance, since 2002, thousands of people have been displaced by the construction of the Wall and its associated regime. Prof. John Dugard, Special Rapporteur for the Occupied Palestinian Territories recently observed that "the closed zone is gradually being "cleansed" of Palestinians, where land will in due course be transferred to land-greedy settlers."
04-01-06 - No Conflict Between Islam and Democracy, Rice Says SECRETARY RICE: Well, I certainly think that you hear a passion about a number of issues that I think is very important. You hear passion about the plight of the Palestinians and I think everybody recognizes that these are people who live in extraordinarily difficult circumstances and where the President has said that the only answer to stability in the region for both Israel and the Palestinian people is to have a Palestinian state.
04-01-06 - Keeping It Quiet: The Israel Lobby's Crushing of Dissent So far as I've been able to determine with the help of Google, while the paper and talk about it are all over the Internet, they are missing from the big corporate press as of this writing Which is again, another point of the study itself - the acquiescence of the mainstream American media to the whims of the Israeli lobby.
04-01-06 - Trying to enjoy a spring day Amidst Israeli Shelling " Life should keep going, and that's why we are here, despite the ongoing shelling, just to be able to enjoy our lives".
04-01-06 - Land Day Actions
04-01-06 - Bil?in Tries to Bridge Over Troubled Waters
04-01-06 - Palestine urges int'l community to press Israel to end escalation
04-01-06 - Holy Land visit offers insight into dispute We spoke with Palestinian Christians who have descended from the churches founded by the early apostles and whose families have lived in the Middle East for 2,000 years and more.
04-01-06 - Area Jews, Protestants Dispute Israel "Palestinians need and deserve contiguous lands. Settlements in most occupied lands need to be closed. One of the keys for (Palestinians) is permeable boundaries, the free coming and going back and forth," declared the Rev. Dr. Peter K. Nord, executive presbyter of the Presbytery of Baltimore The problem with the arguments by the Israel-advocates, as always, is that the plan for Israel (by its original 'pioneers') was to exclude as many Arabs as possible to ensure a Jewish majority. This was achieved in large part by expulsion. The advocates do nothing to address the wholesale theft by Israel of Palestinian lands for the illegal settlements and illegal wall. This theft, which has gone on for years, is not conducive to peace.
04-01-06 - Presbyterians here vote to invest, not divest, in Israel Presbyterians stunned Jews when delegates at the last General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to explore divesting from certain corporations doing business in Israel. The church said it would aim the economic sanctions at corporations contributing to violence in the region and the suffering of innocent Palestinians or Israelis, particularly in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Note the offical from the ADL labeled the Presbyterian's efforts to divest from Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians as 'anti-Semitic'. Naturally.
04-01-06 - The Rise of Israel's Avigdor Lieberman Non-Jews have always been, at best, an impediment to Israel's Jewishness. The only question has been what to do about them. Lieberman's suggestion is hardly novel. Until he was assassinated, the Israeli cabinet minister Rehavam Ze'evi used to refer to Palestinians as "lice," and compared them to a "cancer" destroying Israel from the inside. He thought that Palestinians should simply be expelled.
04-01-06 - 'Rachel's Words' Live On as Supporters Gather in New York weeks after the cartoon controversy and the mass trumpeting of free speech worldwide, Rachel Corrie was being silenced
04-01-06 - Qureia: Israel has a partner
04-01-06 - Israel's Peres to seek Vatican support of Hamas boycott
04-01-06 - Pipes calls war a success I have been called a neoconservative. I don't exactly know how a neoconservative differs from a conservative. I do. The definition can be found here. Simply put, it's the primary allegiance to a nation other than this one, that makes one a neocon.
04-01-06 - Maestro of the Middle East Israeli Barenboim is no stranger to acts of defiance, whether in his defence of the music of Wagner, his espousal of Palestinian rights that has often put him at odds with his native country, or in a private life that at times has raised eyebrows.
04-01-06 - Portray a realistic picture of Mideast As long as North American citizens are kept in the dark, then the American government and now the Canadian government will continue to overwhelmingly support Israel and ignore the plight of the Palestinians The Israeli lobby counts on your ignorance.
04-01-06 - Visuals Key in Account of Palestinian Plight Hanan Toukan is a graduate of McGill University in Canada and the London School of Economics. Since graduating from her Masters Program at LSE, she has dedicated her life to publicizing the plight of Palestinian refugees living outside the occupied territories. This interview was conducted by email.
04-01-06 - After 24 days, journey ends at Mt. Sinai The sun rose above the jagged Sinai Desert mountains Friday, providing a brilliant beginning to the final day of the Breaking the Ice peace mission for the six participants who climbed the mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God.
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