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Do you think that I have come to
bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For
I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. Jesus - Matthew 10:34
truth is often paradoxical. Lao Tzu - Tao te Ching
- January 27, 2004 Peace comes from the heart. It cannot be imposed,
nor can it be politically induced. The Palestinian-Israeli struggle for land and homeland seems to be
entering yet another loop in a never-ending spiral. In times likes these,
there is an existential sense of longing for a solution, any solution, to
break the cycle. Alas, no end seems in sight. Yet this terrible conflict,
with its awesome toll in human suffering, has not been in vain. I believe
that slowly the hearts and minds of the Israeli people are adjusting to
the truth of the Palestinian plight. Certainly, people will outwardly
insist on towing the line of hating "the other side," but that
secret realm in people's hearts is growing ever wider as one is exposed to
the heart rending personal tragedies that this bitterness has left in its
wake. Peace and WorldPeace is more about tolerance than about
love. Love is touchy feely abstract
metaphysical and biological. Tolerance is logical and secular. We
have to work toward tolerance first and love second. Tolerance is a hill,
love is a mountain.
- January 27, 2004 The creation of Israel marked the application of
a peculiarly nineteenth century solution, the founding of a state based on
ethnic or religious identity, to an ancient problem. The problem was, of
course, anti-Semitism, something that has dogged the Jewish people for
centuries and which reached its full, nightmarish expression in the
Holocaust. How can a state, defined solely by the
religious and/or ethnic identity of its citizens, function rationally in
the emerging world of globalization? This question would not be pertinent
were Israel a third-world place such as Afghanistan where a modern economy
might not develop for a very long time. But Israel is, in many respects, a
modern nation, integrated into the global economy, especially through its
attachment with the United States, and subject to the economic and social
forces operating on all modern states. The
point is that religion and secular society are transforming in the modern global
society. The reality is that religion has been divisive and prejudicial
and genocidal. The future of peace in the world is about a secular society
with truly democratic values. WorldPeace will come easier through
world law than through the application of religious exclusiveness and arrogance
and intolerance for those who do not embrace a particular brand of Godism.
- January 27, 2004 Controversial art exhibits are commonplace these
days, and rarely create the uproar they once did. What is uncommon,
however, is outright vandalism by patrons while the exhibit is still on
display, let alone vandalism by an official diplomat. Such was the case
this past week when Israel's ambassador to Sweden, Zvi Mazel, took it upon
himself to destroy an exposition entitled Snow White and the Madness of
Truth at Stockholm's Museum of National Antiquities. I
find it always interesting how the Jews demand tolerance and sing their
Holocaust mantra continuously while at the same time being some of the most
intolerant sociopaths in the human society. It is the "Chosen of
God" mindset that is the source of their arrogance and intolerance and will
be their doom in the global society of the Third Millennium.
- January 26, 2004 A top official
of the main Palestinian militant group, Hamas, has said it could declare a
10-year truce with Israel if the Jewish state withdrew from territory occupied
since 1967. Israeli officials also say it would be impossible to return to pre-1967
borders, emphasizing that the Palestinians could not expect East Jerusalem, some
major Jewish settlements or other land deemed vital for security. Due
to the power of apathy in the UN, Israel is unilaterally defining its
borders. The Palestinian terrorists are beginning to see that when you are
a weak nation, you need to take the higher ground and employ the non-violent
methods of Gandhi which are more effective.
- January 24, 2004 Palestinians, wherever
or whomever they are, agree that they are today witnessing a new nakba, or
catastrophe, one that is exceeded in pain, suffering and losses only by the
nakba of 1948. Since the second intifada broke out in September 2000,
Israel has renewed its occupation; 3.4 million Palestinians (15 percent in
refugee camps, 28.5 percent in rural areas and 56.5 percent in urban areas)
have been isolated in cantons sealed off from one another by Israeli
settlements, bypass roads and the powerful Israeli Army. Jerusalem has been
cut off from the rest of the West Bank, with most of its national and social
institutions closed down by the military. In addition, around 150,000 middle
class and professional Palestinians have left the country. And
the world stands by as the neo Nazi Ariel Sharon inflicts more suffering on the
- January 22, 2004
Palestinians are worried that US President George W
Bush's failure to mention their conflict with Israel in his State of the Union
address means he intends to scale down US involvement in the matter. Israel, apparently unconcerned, just shrugged it off.
"The fact that President Bush did not mention the
peace process at all means that 2004 will be a year of American disengagement
from the peace process and the absence of the roadmap," said Palestinian
negotiations minister Saeb Erakat. Bush's political base is made up of
Jews and the fundamental Christians that support them. No
way Bush is going to talk about the abject poverty of the Palestinians which
is the real foundation of terrorism. When people have no hope, death is
- January 22, 2004 An Israeli court
Wednesday indicted an Israeli businessman on charges of bribing Ariel
Sharon, further complicating the prime minister's clouded legal
Analysts said the indictment against
real estate developer David Appel increases the chances that Sharon
himself may face charges -- a move that would compel him to leave
office. Sharon was not charged with any criminal wrongdoing.
Opposition lawmakers urged the prime minister to resign. Appel was indicted in the Tel Aviv
Magistrates court for giving Sharon hundreds of thousands of dollars
to promote an ambitious real estate project in Greece when Sharon was
foreign minister in 1999, and to help rezone urban land near Tel Aviv
both before and during his term as prime minister. Sharon is
just a Bush clone who bows to the almighty corporate dollar. In
the corporate atmosphere where there is a constant war for customers, brides and
deals of an undemocratic nature are common. Too often these corporate
wheeler dealers forget that the rules of democracy supercede the rules of
corporate warfare when dealing with maters not having to do with making a
- January 20, 2004
Walid Shoebat is a rare commodity in the world of political
violence, a former terrorist who feels bad about the things he did and the
beliefs he once held and wants to make amends.
The Palestinian, who as a teenager was recruited by an extremist group to
plant a bomb at an Israeli bank, is now renouncing his past at public
appearances. His first Canadian talk is tonight in Toronto. "It's something I owe the Jewish people for what I have done when I
was young," Mr. Shoebat, a former member of the Palestine Liberation
Organization, said yesterday in an interview. Mr. Shoebat is speaking at the University of Toronto, where he will be
interviewed in front of a student audience for a live taping of a radio show
hosted by Los Angeles-based Rabbi Tovia Singer. "Most people don't know
him," Mr. Singer said. "They will by the time the interview is
over." Mr. Shoebat said he is coming to Canada to challenge what he sees as
anti-Israeli sentiment on university campuses, where the Arab-Israeli conflict
has played out, sometimes violently, among Palestinian and Jewish students.
Born in Bethlehem to a Palestinian Muslim father and an American Christian
mother who had met in the United States, Mr. Shoebat said that as early as
kindergarten he was taught that Jews were "pigs and monkeys,"
killers and thieves. Teachers taught their students that one day the Jews
would be slaughtered and driven from the Holy Land.
- January 19, 2004 Six decades after the Holocaust, it is Arab and Muslim terrorism,
rather than Naziism, that threatens Jews and Israel. Under the
surface, both Israeli and Palestinian scholars say, there are
differences between Arab and Palestinian anti-Semitism and the older,
European version - differences that may even point out opportunities
to solve the conflict. But, they say, both Israelis and Palestinians
are quick to seize the powerful imagery and rhetoric of classic
anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, a habit that could help to close
whatever doors to peacemaking remain open. The current technological imbalance - Israel has a nuclear deterrent,
the Palestinians' most lethal weapon is suicide bombers - means that
Palestinians and other Muslims do not now threaten the existence of
Israel as the Nazis once did Jews in Europe.
- January 16, 2004
Israel will hunt and kill the
founder of Hamas, Sheik Ahmed Yassin,
in retaliation for a deadly attack on
Israeli border guards, Israel's deputy defense minister said in the bluntest
warning yet against leaders of the Islamic militant group. Yassin, a quadriplegic, did not try to hide Friday, making his way to a Gaza
City mosque near his home in a wheelchair pushed by an assistant. "We do not fear the threat of death," Yassin, wrapped in a brown
blanket, told reporters outside the mosque. "We will not bow to pressure
and resistance will continue until the occupation is destroyed." And
Americans support this stupidity when they have outlawed it as a political tool
in America. As the Europeans have said months ago, Israel is the biggest
threat to WorldPeace.
- January 15, 2004
A Palestinian mother of two blew herself up at
Israel?s border with Gaza yesterday, killing four Israelis and
wounding seven people in the first suicide attack by a woman Hamas
loyalist. In a videotape, the bomber, identified as Reem Salih al-Raishy, 22,
professed her love for her children and said the attack was meant to
turn her body into "deadly shrapnel". Smiling at times and cradling a rifle, Raishy said she had dreamed
since she was 13 of "becoming a martyr" and dying for her
people. The moral of the
story is that no wall will stop determined terrorists from killing Israelis and
that the Palestinians have been pushed to their limit of desperation with the
failure of the world to put an end to the religious insanity that pervades the
- January 11, 2004
The separation fence now under
construction is not the first fence that was built in this country
with the aim of preventing the passage of terrorists who seek to
attack the civilian population. A similar fence was built by the
British Mandate authorities in the 1930s, in an effort to prevent
the infiltration of terrorist gangs and squads in the north of the
country. A glance at the history of that fence seems to show that
history is repeating itself.
In 1936, the Arab Revolt erupted in Palestine.
Initially directed against the Yishuv - the pre-1948 Jewish
community in the country - it subsequently targeted the British
administration as well. There
is no way a fence is going to stop suicide bombers in Israel. The fence is
about Sharon's grab for land and nothing more. It is a unilateral move by
Israel that shows an undeniably exclusionary arrogance among the Jews.
- January 10, 2004
Palestinians will seek to forge a single bi-national state with Israel if
Israel carries out its threat to absorb chunks of the West Bank, says Prime
Minister Ahmed Qurie. His comments underscored the Palestinians' sense of desperation in the face
of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's unilateral plan to impose a boundary
stripping them of some of the land they want for a state if peacemaking
remains frozen. Israelis strongly oppose the scenario of a single state made up of
Palestinians and Israelis, fearing that unless they separate from the
Palestinians, Israel could end up ruling an area in which Jews would soon be a
that is the real motivator. Israelis a minority in their own God given
- December 12, 2003 Less than two pages in length, the Ayalon-Nusseibeh plan calls for an Israeli
withdrawal from essentially all of the West Bank and Gaza and for an "open
city" of Jerusalem to be the capital of both states. Palestinian refugees
would be compensated from an international fund, but have a right to return only
to the new Palestinian state. Mr. Nusseibeh said the plan complements the "road map" and unlike
the international peace effort prescribes solutions to the most-intractable
"final status" issues of the Middle East conflict. He said while neither he nor Mr. Ayalon are major political figures, their
grass-roots petition campaign has attracted 200,000 signatures, two-thirds of
them from Israelis, and could grow to the point where it cannot be ignored by
the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships.
- December 12, 2003
But here's what's surprising: So far, the biggest political fallout from the
Iraq war has not been in the Arab world. It has been in Israel. Say what?
Yes, by destroying Saddam's regime and the real strategic threat posed to
Israel by Iraq, the Bush team has taken away one of the strongest security
arguments from Israeli hawks: that Israel needs to keep the West Bank, or at
least troops on the Jordan River, as a buffer in case Iraq again tries to come
through Jordan to strike Israel, as it has done before.
As long as Iraq loomed as a major threat, one could hear three arguments in
Israel. One said no withdrawal from the West Bank and Jordan River was
possible because Israel needed a security buffer. Another said withdrawal was
essential to maintain Israel as a Jewish democracy. Because if Israel kept
control of the occupied territories, there would soon be more Arabs than Jews
living in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel. A third said that no withdrawal was
tolerable because the Jewish state needed to control all the Jewish land,
including the Biblical West Bank.
The Israeli right has tended to blend the security and the Jewish land
arguments, while the Israeli left has focused on the need to maintain a Jewish
majority so Israel doesn't become an apartheid state. But with the Iraq threat
now gone, the argument is increasingly between those on the left and center
who want to get rid of the territories to preserve Israel as a whole Jewish
state and those on the Israeli right who want to preserve Israel on the whole
- December 12, 2003 In the most detailed outline yet of a go-it-alone plan, Olmert said "it
will be a lot different from the reality that exists today" and most
Palestinians would no longer live under Israeli rule. Israel, he said, will "definitely" not withdraw to the 1967 lines,
and will keep "the united city of Jerusalem." "A considerable amount of settlements and a considerable number of
people will have to move into different areas," Olmert said.
- November 14, 2003 Four former Israeli security chiefs sharply
criticized prime minister Ariel Sharon?s policies toward the
Palestinians yesterday, warning that Israel is headed for catastrophe if
it does not reach a peace deal soon.
- November 7, 2003 Ever since its foundation, Israel has been troubled by the thought that it might
have as much to fear from supposed friends as from avowed enemies. That is one
reason why Israelis are often anxious monitors of public opinion in North
America and Europe. Their anxiety, and perhaps their anger, showed a peak last
week when the European Union's polling organization released figures showing
that Europeans reckoned Israel was a greater threat to world peace than any
other country. The results reinforced the Israeli sense that the distance
between them and the Europeans continues to grow and that the United States is
their only reliable partner. It is
interesting that people are now starting to say what they have been thinking
for a very long time.
Joe Lieberman is not that oblivious to the fact that the fence represents
nothing more than a land grab by the Israelis who who hate the Palestinians
almost as much as Hitler hated the Jews.
- November 4, 2003 In an opinion poll conducted in October, when shown a list of countries
and asked "if in your opinion it presents or not a threat to peace in
the world," some 59 per cent of European Union citizens polled said
that Israel was a danger. The other leading threats to the peace were (in
descending order) Iran, North Korea, and Afghanistan. Yes, Ariel
Sharon and the Palestinians and Adolph Hitler and the Jews. Sad
that the Jews cannot relate the hell that was forced on them by Adolph as a
more violent hell than they are forcing on the Palestinians whose land they
were given after WWII because the Europeans did not want them back.
- November 1, 2003 A new survey reportedly shows that
six out of 10 Europeans view Israel as a greater threat to world peace than
North Korea, Iran or Afghanistan. A report published in the Paris-based International Herald Tribune says
Europeans participating in the October poll were given a list of 15 countries
and asked if any of them present a threat to world peace. Fifty nine percent
said Israel was a threat. Yes
and if you listen to the Jews, you will hear how wrong everyone is about
them. Hitler did not get rid of the Jews without a lot of support from
the German people. He came to power by tapping in on the German's hatred
for the Jews. I wonder what caused all that hatred?
- October 18, 2003 Sen. Joseph
Lieberman, D-Conn., was booed and heckled Friday by an audience of
Arab-Americans as a parade of presidential hopefuls made their appeals to
a constituency that is gaining recognition as an increasingly important
swing vote in the 2004 campaign. Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew,
drew shouts of disagreement from many of the 300 or so people attending
the Arab-American Institute leadership conference in this Detroit suburb
he attempted to defend the security fence under construction by the
Israeli government in the West Bank as a temporary nuisance that would be
removed once the Palestinian leadership makes "a 100 percent
effort" to end terrorism.
- October 14, 2003 Human rights group
Amnesty International on Monday condemned Israeli
raids at the weekend on the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah that killed eight
Palestinians, describing the operation as a "war crime".
"The repeated practice by the Israeli army of deliberate and wanton
destruction of homes and civilian property is a grave violation of international
human rights and humanitarian law... and constitutes a war crime," Amnesty
said in a written statement issued in London. Short
of the death camps, Sharon is just a Nazi. Other than the death camps of
World War II, there is nothing that the Israelis are imposing on the
Palestinians that Hitler did not impose on the Jews. That's a fact.
Israel was carved out of Palestine due in part to Zionist terrorist after World
War II. And the whole world, sick of war, let it happen.
- October 14, 2003 The Palestine National Authority
(PNA) accused the United States of
encouraging Israel to slaughter Palestinian civilians as Israeli Occupation
Forces (IOF) on Sunday redeployed around the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah
and the adjacent refugee camp of Yubna, following a two day invasion during
which seven Palestinians were killed, and at least 70 wounded, mostly
civilians, 120 houses demolished and more than 1,000 refugees made homeless
according to UNRWA. Israel wouldn?t have embarked on the latest spare of killing and
destruction in the Gaza Strip had it not been for ?American acquiescence and
connivance,? said President Yasser Arafat?s media adviser Nabil Abu
Rudainah. There is no question that Sharon
does nothing without a nod from George. All these Israeli acts of violence
will never stop the terrorism nor will Sharon ever kill all the
- October 12, 2003 A new report suggests Israel has the capability to
launch nuclear weapons from its submarines - a development that could
threaten U.S. and UN efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear programs. According to the Los Angeles Times, Israeli scientists have modified
cruise missiles supplied by the U.S. to carry nuclear warheads.
The Times reported that the information was confirmed by two Bush
administration officials and one Israeli official. While Israel has never acknowledged having a nuclear arsenal, it is
considered an open secret that the country has somewhere between 100 and
200 nuclear weapons, which can be launched from the ground or air.
- October 11, 2003 After publicly criticizing the fence and wall that Israel is
building in the West Bank, the Bush administration is quietly negotiating with
the Israeli government on changes in the route of the barrier. In a series of high-level contacts, Israel has addressed complaints raised
by the United States about particular sections of what it calls a security
fence, without drastically altering plans that Palestinians say would prevent
creation of a viable Palestinian state. Israel's effort to avoid a public clash with the United States comes as the
barrier draws growing international opposition and the Bush administration has
suspended its active involvement in prodding Israel and the Palestinians
toward renewed peace talks. Well the
Israeli's treat the Palestinians like Hitler treated the Jews (short of open
death camps) and now they are erecting Communist like walls.
- October 9, 2003 Sharon's critics are divided on whether Sunday's missile strike against a
largely disused Palestinian base north of Damascus was an act of desperation by
a government unable to deliver a much-promised victory over the Palestinians, or
a cynical calculation to redefine and widen the conflict knowing that it will do
little to curb attacks by Islamic Jihad or Hamas. Bush
I invades Iraq and Bush II (Sharon) expands the conflict to Syria.
- October 8, 2003 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has convened his cabinet to discuss Israel's next
steps following a Palestinian suicide bombing that killed 19 people and an
Israeli air strike in Syria the following day. The Jewish terrorist were in part responsible for the creation of Israel after World War II. They were not
going to be deterred or stopped. Why do they think that the Palestinians are going to stop. The creation of Israel disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of
Palestinians who still live in refugee camps. Will Sharon live long enough to invade all of Palestine and set up death camps
to deal with them like the Germans dealt with the Jews? What is the end game Mr. Sharon? It was your deliberate visit to the
Wailing Wall in September 2000 that sparked the latest round of violence.
- October 7, 2003 President George Bush today declined to criticise Israel for its air strike
inside Syria, saying Israel "has got a right to defend herself."
But the President said he had cautioned Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
to try to avoid escalating tensions in the region as
he gave Sharon a wink of the eye. Let Sharon start Armageddon, right
- October 5, 2003 Israel bombed a
target inside Syria that it claimed was an Islamic Jihad training base, striking
deep inside its neighbor's territory Sunday for the first time in three decades
and widening its pursuit of Palestinian militants. The air strike ? a retaliation for a suicide bombing Saturday that killed 19
Israelis ? alarmed the Arab world and deepened concerns that three years of
Israeli-Palestinian violence could spread through the region. Washington urged both sides to show restraint ? but added a pointed
criticism of Syria, saying Damascus "must cease harboring terrorists and
make a clean break from those responsible for planning and directing terrorist
action from Syrian soil." Sounds
like Clark was right and Bush is planning to fan a war all over the Middle
- October 5, 2003 A female suicide bomber has
blown herself up at a popular restaurant in northern Israel, killing at
least 17 others and prompting new calls for the removal of Palestinian
leader Yasser Arafat. Officials say the blast at the Maxim beach restaurant in Haifa
wounded at least 50 others, many seriously. People never get tired
of killing each other. The
logical end is that the final solution is one where no one is left. The
problem is that the United States will not withdraw its blind support for
- October 1, 2003 Israeli MPs called yesterday for 28 air force pilots to be sacked
and tried for mutiny for refusing to attack Palestinian towns. The defence minister, Shaul Mofaz, told the knesset that the
pilots were aiding "terrorists" when they signed a letter last week
saying they would not carry out "illegal and immoral orders to attack, of
the type Israel carries out in the [occupied] territories".
Imagine what would happen if all the soldiers in all the armies of the world
just refused to fight.
- September 30, 2003 Arab nations accused some countries of ignoring Israel's
alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction while pressuring others
to give up nuclear programs. Israel has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It has
never confirmed being a nuclear power, but it is widely believed to have
nuclear weapons. At the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt
charged that the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency was holding back from
It is "unacceptable that Israel's possession of such weapons
should remain a reality that some prefer to ignore or prevent" the
international community from dealing with, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed
Maher said. Nuclear weapons are insane
no matter which sons of Abraham have them.
- September 22, 2003 Ten years after Yasser Arafat and Itzhak Rabin signed the Washington
Declaration, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is experiencing what may be its
worst situation since 1967. Violence is a daily matter. The Second Intifada is
entering its fourth year, with nearly 3,500 deaths. (All started by Mr. Sharon's
visit to the Temple mount in September 2000) The "road map" has
broken down. Palestinians and Israelis, who had drawn closer thanks to the Oslo
Process, are today divided by deep hostility. And there is no end in sight
and Mr. Bush is clueless as to what to do.
- September 14, 2003 Israeli Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Says Killing Yasser Arafat Is
an Option. This is insane. But again, Bush said that Saddam was wanted dead or alive. It did not matter to him. So now
we have the Prime Minister of Israel saying the same thing about Arafat. All George has to do to stop this insanity is to tell
Sharon that to kill Arafat would cause severe repercussions from the U S. But
how can Bush say this to Sharon who is just following Bush's lead in making unilateral war on whoever he pleases.
- September 13, 2003 George Bush went into Iraq with his lies about
weapons of mass destruction and tried to kill Saddam. Now that he has set the new standard for international
politics, why shouldn't Israel decide that it is going to get rid of Arafat and like Bush say to hell with
the UN and the rest of the world? If they can do this, they will blow up the Dome of the Rock and rebuild
- September 6, 2003 The Israelis just could not resist open
war on Hamas. They did not care about the fact that it was undermining
the authority of Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas. In fact it may have
been their goal. Now Abbas has resigned and the road map to peace is
just another piece of paper. It is beginning to look like the only
solution is for the UN to bring in all the armies of the world to form a ring
around Israel and Palestine and then arm every Israeli and Palestinian with
swords and shields and let them fight hand to hand to the death. The
winners after a victory celebration could be eliminated by the UN armies so
the insanity of the sons of Abraham would no longer trouble the region or the
world. The land could then become the first world community of world
citizens living in peace. Hitler's unquenchable thirst for Jewish blood
is undoubtedly matched in the contemporary Jews and Palestinians. 3,500
years of this blood feud is enough. These two societies have nothing to
offer the world but murder and chaos ad infinitum.
- May 4, 2003 Iraq's alleged possession of such weapons was Bush's main rationale for war, but none has been found since Saddam's government fell more than three weeks ago.
Bush and other U.S. officials had indicated that coalition troops may come up empty in their hunt, saying it is possible that weapons were destroyed before or during the U.S.-led war. On Saturday, a senior Bush aide offered another explanation, saying initial information suggests Iraq's weapons programs was geared mostly toward just-in-time production.
rejects Syrian weapon proposal aimed at Israel
03 May 2003
US Secretary of State Colin Powell today turned aside the idea of
immediate US support for an Arab-backed UN resolution on ridding the
Middle East of weapons of mass destruction ? a proposal obviously
aimed at Israel.
Going into his meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in
Damascus, Powell said clearing destructive weapons from the region was
a long-standing US goal, but now was not the time to address that
Syria introduced such a resolution in the UN Security Council on
Friday. Ambassador Mikhail Wehbe said it could enhance the chances for
peace in light of the new US-backed "road map" to peace that
is now before Israelis and Palestinians.
Israel is widely believed to have nuclear weapons, but refuses to confirm or
deny the claim. It is not party to global treaties aimed at controlling the
spread of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.
- April 15, 2003 As fighting wanes in Iraq, Israeli and Palestinian leaders
are positioning themselves for an expected U.S.-led push to end 30 months
of Mideast fighting that has killed thousands and whipped up anti-American
sentiment across the Arab world. Their best bet is "road map" to Palestinian statehood, a
three-year plan that President Bush pledges to formally present after a
reformist Palestinian Cabinet is sworn in, possibly within days. Israeli critics have accused Sharon, a career hawk, of misleading the
world by hinting at moderate intentions while cracking down on the
Palestinians and expanding Jewish settlements - a project he has
championed for decades. Skeptics saw such obfuscation even in Sharon's Haaretz interview - in
which he suggested the Palestinians needed, as a first step, to renounce
their demand for a "right of return" to Israel. That demand - which Israel fears could erase the state's Jewish
character - helped scuttle the last peace negotiations in early 2001.
The plan offers no clear final formula for resolving issues that
ruined the previous peace effort - permanent borders, the fate of refugees
and the status of Jerusalem.
- April 14, 2003 The Iraq war had created an opening for reaching an
Israeli-Palestinian peace deal more quickly than expected, and Israel was
willing to give up some Jewish settlements, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in
an interview published yesterday. Sharon is considered the leading architect of Jewish settlement expansion
over the past three decades. Despite the apparent softening of some positions, Sharon reiterated in the
interview with the Haaretz daily that Israel had major reservations about a US
backed "road map" to Palestinian statehood by 2005. Among other things,
Sharon wants a clause added that Palestinians drop their
insistence on the "right of return" of Palestinian refugees before
final peace talks.
- April 11, 2003 The European Union
(EU) expressed concern yesterday over what it
described as "extrajudicial executions" carried out by Israel in the
Gaza Strip. The EU presidency expressed its "deep concern on the recent events in
Gaza" and called on Israel to show "ultimate restraint" and avoid
such actions, which it said "can derail any effort to reach a peaceful
solution to the conflict". Greece holds the EU presidency. "In such a critical moment for the region and shortly after the recent
appointment of a Palestinian prime minister, we consider that extrajudicial
executions, which also caused severe casualties among innocent civilians, are
rather unwise and counterproductive," the presidency said.
- April 10, 2003 The occupied Palestinian territories yesterday witnessed an
incident which raised a question on whether Israel has started to implement its
plan to transfer the Palestinians. This was when an extremist Jewish group
detonated an explosive in a school in a town in Jenin that resulted in wounding
29 students. This operation, to some, recalled the terrorist attacks used to be
carried out by the Zionist gangs and results in al-Nakba ( setback ) of 1948
when the Jews occupied Palestine. So where is
George Bush on Israel's unrelenting killing of Palestinians? Israel, a
nation with real weapons of mass destruction (ie, nuclear bombs).
- April 7, 2003 Israel wants more than a dozen changes to a Middle East peace
initiative, and will walk away from negotiations if the amendments are rejected,
an aide to the Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, says. We'll
see if the George can deal with Israel the way he deals with Iraq.
- March 28, 2003 Israel has dismissed a suggestion by Jack Straw
that Western powers are guilty of double standards for insisting Iraq
implement UN resolutions, but not forcing Israel to do the same.
The Foreign Secretary's remarks came as the US and Britain are considering
the fate of an international peace plan that envisions Palestinian statehood by
2005. Tony Blair has said the road map should be introduced once
Palestinian Prime Minister-designate Mahmoud Abbas has formed and won approval
for a new Cabinet - a step expected by next month.
- March 16, 2003 Speaking at a northern Virginia forum a week ago, Moran said that ''if it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq we would not be doing this. ... The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going and I think they should.''
Hey Jim, show me when an anti-Jewish remark by a
politician ever went unpunished. Yet Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, two East Coast Zionist, are along with Dick Cheney the
architects of the war on Iraq. (See above) But ole Jim just did not have the
guts to point to Wolfowitz and Perle as examples of what he was talking about.
- March 10, 2003 In the early hours of March 6, 2003, hundreds of Israeli troops reoccupied
the old city of Nablus using tanks, armoured personnel carriers APCs), and
tactics of inhuman brutality report ISM-Vancouver?s Carel Moieiwitsch
and Gordon Murray. ?In less than 48 hours since arriving in Nablus, we have seen Israeli
soldiers kidnap and beat civilians and medical personnel, as well as the
deliberate destruction of personal property including blasting large holes
in walls between houses and the gutting of entire homes,? said Murray.
Krystallnacht -- a reference to the Nazi Holocaust. In 1939 it was "the night of broken crystal, when there was
a sweep of the state-empowered police and young Nazis through the Jewish
sections of the German cities, when every pane of glass that was in any way
related to the Jewish culture -- be it the window of a store, a synagogue, or a
private home -- was shattered. 'If we rid ourselves of the scum known as Jews,'
the authorities said, 'We will have solved the social problems of the nation.'"
- March 8, 2003 Israeli forces have seized a band of territory in the
northern Gaza Strip in what a senior officer says is an open-ended stay to
thwart Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel. In the end not even occupying all of Palestine will stop the retaliation. But if George can take over Iraq, then Sharon can take over Palestine.
- March 7, 2003 Israelis are starving the Palestinians to death. $2
million live below the poverty level of $2 per day.
- January 19, 2003 Hitler's progeny Ariel Sharon says there will be no peace with the Palestinians unless they are a protectorate of Israel.
- January 11, 2003 Ariel Sharon is in trouble with the Israelis not because he commits genocide against the Palestinians but because of his corrupt business
- January 11, 2003 Ariel Sharon, the one man Palestinian
holocaust has been caught in his own corruption.
- January 7, 2003 Israel says it wants peace but then it bars the Palestinian leadership from attending a peace conference held by Tony Blair in Britain. I think when Sharon talks about peace and the Palestinians, he means
"rest in peace".
- January 6, 2003 A double suicide attack in Tel Aviv again reminds the Israelis that they are not bullet proof. You reap what you sow. And when you sow the wind, you eventually reap the whirlwind.
When Israelis murder Palestinians, they kill their friends and neighbors in
- January 2, 2003 God's chosen, the Jews, use Palestinians as human shields as they murder rock
throwing Palestinian children. I guess their faith in the Palestinians
ability to stop bullets is greater than their belief in God's desire to protect
- December 31, 2002 Israel is an exclusive racist Jewish state with little
interest in real democracy
- December 3, 2002 Pro Israeli Jews in the Bush: ie, warmonger Paul
- November 28, 2002 Terrorism just raised the stakes and woke up an arrogant
Sharon when it shot two missiles at an Israeli airliner. The skies are not
- November 25, 2002 Texas Christians and Jews join forces at the first
rid the world of evil Muslims. United States Representative and Majority
Whip Tom DeLay
demonizes Muslims and along with Pastor John Hagge leads the first major Christian
rally in Bush's
coming Christian/Muslim war.
- November 21, 2002 And the Palestinians continue to send suicide bombers to
kill Israelis. If they kill enough Israelis before the January elections,
maybe the Israelis will vote for peace. But I doubt it.
- November 20, 2002 Israel is again being given a choice of peace or war in
the coming January elections
- November 16, 2002 And the insane killing in Palestine goes on, and on, and
on. How much blood will be enough???
- November 9, 2002 Netanyahu and Sharon; Hitler and me too Hitler
- October 19, 2002 Palestinian children
- October 7, 2002 Israelis just keep on murdering Palestinians
- October 3, 2002 Jewish Peace Fellowship - The Sleep of Reason Produces
- October 1, 2002 Israel and Palestine; Jews and Arabs continue to sacrifice
- September 18, 2002 Israeli conscientious objectors; Vietnam revisited
- September 3, 2002 Israel probes army killings
- September 1, 2002 Ariel Sharon:
"How many deaths will it take before he knows that too many people have died?"
- August 30, 2002 Palestine, the new Warsaw
- August 30, 2002 Ariel Sharon: "The Palestinian: the inciter of war,
the prolonger of war"
- August 4, 2002 In the end, the Palestinians win
- March 13, 2002 Ariel Sharon: Hitler's Progeny
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