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Fact 257: "In May 2002, US President Bill Clinton said: 'The true story of the peace talks at Camp David in July 2000 was that for the first time in the history of the conflict an American president put on the table a proposal, based on UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, very close to the Palestinian demands, and Arafat refused even to accept it as a basis for negotiations, walked out of the room, and deliberately turned to terrorism. That's the real story all the rest is gossip.'"
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July 19, 2014
Dennis Prager explains "The Middle East problem":
Mr. Prager is right on: the solution may be hard, but the problem is simple: one side wants the other side dead.
I copy more info on the video below.Click here for more...
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that the Israeli soccer team Maccabi Haifa has beaten the Austrian team Graz to reach the European Champions League final stages.
Israeli players celebrate after
beating Graz, the Austrian team
The result of Wednesday night's game completed a 5-3 aggregate victory for Haifa. The hot-tempered match of six goals and three sendings off, turned a dream into reality, and will set a new benchmark for Israeli clubs.
Israel should normally play against its neighbors Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, but unfortunately the Middle East Islamic countries reject the Jewish State. Therefore Israel is considered part of Europe (for sports purposes) and plays all of its games, including qualifying tournaments for participation in the World Cup, against European teams.
This is the first time an Israeli team has ever reached the European Champions League final stage.
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TerrorPetition.com, a coalition of concerned citizens worldwide, has launched a major petition drive calling on newspapers and broadcast media to label Palestinian suicide bombers as “terrorists.”
News agencies like MSNBC.com, BBC and Reuters have come under criticism for referring to Palestinian suicide bombers as “militants,” “activists,” or even “freedom fighters.”
TerrorPetition.com is collecting 100,000 signatures, at which point the petition will be presented to editors and executives of hundreds of media outlets worldwide. The grassroots campaign is being coordinated by the media watch group, HonestReporting.com.
You can sign the petition now at http://TerrorPetition.com. It takes less than 10 seconds and will influence the media to fix this outrageous policy.
I have also written a couple of articles on this - see an email I sent to NPR which continues to call the Palestinian murderers of a 5-year-old Israeli girl "militants" (by my book, "militants" are Union Officials who parade in front of McDonald's - not homicide/suicide bombers and other Palestinian murderers who kill unarmed civilians, including children).
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Hanit Arami, an 18-year-old Israeli woman who was deliberately murdered by a genocide bomber from the Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad.
Hanit Arami, 18
Murdered by the
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
On July 16, 2001, a suicide bomber exploded a bomb at a bus stop near the train station in Binyamina, halfway between Netanya and Haifa. Corporal Hanit Arami was killed instantly. Also killed in the explosion was St.Sgt. Avi Ben Harush.
To send condolences or to donate to Hanit's family, please click here.
The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com) has a good article by Dennis Ross, who was the lead American negotiator on the Middle East peace process in the first Bush and both Clinton administrations.
It's no surprise that the Israeli killing of wanted Hamas militant Salah Shehada and members of his family has drawn the world's attention. It is graphic and it reminds everyone of a seemingly endless struggle. But having just returned from the Middle East, I am struck by a burgeoning danger that is receiving scant attention. With a constant stream of supply from both the Iranians and Syrians, Hezbollah is building a formidable arsenal of highly mobile rockets. [...]
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Logic And Sanity (www.logicandsanity.com) has current information on how Islamic terrorists from Chechnia have taken over a school in Russia and are holding hundreds of kids, teachers and parents hostage:
Russian Parents worry as Islamic
Terrorists hold their children hostage
Chechen terrorists (male and female) have seized school #1 in Beslan, North Osetia. They are holding 600 students, parents and teachers. They demand the release of 27 [Islamic] terrorists who were recently arrested in a raid in Ingushetia.
The "Logic And Sanity" site is constantly translating from Russian sources, this is information you won't find in the mainstream media for a while.
After the barbaric attacks of 9/11/2001 by Islamic mass murderers from Al-Qaeda against the United States that resulted in almost 3,000 people being killed, a good friend of mine sent me a link to a story.
The story tried to show and understand "why they hate us" ("they" being the Islamic mass murdering freaks). The story basically blamed Islamic violence, racism, and hatred on Israel.
Islamic mass murderers from Chechnia have nothing to do with Israel. The massacres of Bali, Russia, Kashmir and Spain by Islamic terrorists have nothing to do with Israel. They do have one common denominator: a racist, intolerant, fascists Islamic ideology whose only purpose is to murder anyone who's different from them.
Update 9/3/2004: The Islamic mass murderers have killed dozens of hostages, including many kids. I'll update this entry once more information is available.
I copy more information on the school takeover below; found the link on the excellent LGF.
The History News Network (www.hnn.us) has published a good analysis by Prof. Martin Kramer on how Israel has won last month's war against Hamas and other Islamic fanatics in Gaza:
The war on Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other Muslim fanatics continues. I copy the full article below.
With the latest Palestinian homicide/suicide bombings against unarmed Israeli civilians in Rishon-Le-Zion and Netanya, Thomas Friedman's article "Suicide bombers threaten us all" is more relevant than ever.
This New York Times' article destroys the myth that Palestinians that strapp bombs to their bodies, and murder unarmed civilians, do so out of "desperation".
It also point to the heart of the current conflict: a negative approach by the Arafat and his sympathizers to the whole process. They do not think in constructive terms such as what kind of an economy or educational system they wish to build, but concentrate on what can be destroyed in Israel and how to accelerate this destruction.
Finally the article points to the danger of supporting the Palestinians in their terrorist tactics:
"Let's be very clear: Palestinians have adopted suicide bombing as a strategic choice, not out of desperation. This threatens all civilization because if suicide bombing is allowed to work in Israel, then, like hijacking and airplane bombing, it will be copied and will eventually lead to a bomber strapped with a nuclear device threatening entire nations. That is why the whole world must see this Palestinian suicide strategy defeated."
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A few months ago, a group of leftist European members of the British academia decided to launch a cultural and scientific boycott against Israel. I have received an email from Michael Vanyukov from the University of Pittsburgh who published his exchange of messages with members of the British boycott team.
Why is the anti-Israeli sentiment so popular in Europe? Of course, European politicians pressing President Bush to restrain Israel may be taking into account that their electorate is much more Muslim than Jewish. They would not do it, however, if the rest of the voting population did not support their pro-Arab stance, and it is not politicians who write boycott petitions and come to Israel now to defend “Palestinian rights.” Why Europe, which has tried and failed to appease Hitler by betraying Czechoslovakia and largely helped him to annihilate European Jewry, makes the same mistake by trying now to appease the horrific Islamic regimes and terrorist gangs supported by them? It is hard to imagine that Europe can still think that appeasing a murderer can earn protection from him. There is another likely reason for this irrational behavior—an irrational reason. Some Europeans, including, regrettably, intellectuals, have finally found a way to both legitimize their deep-seated antisemitism and exculpate themselves—by wrapping antisemitism in the comme il faut cloth of their “fight for the rights of Palestinians.”
Michael makes some excellent points, so be sure to also check out his website at http://www.pitt.edu/~mmv/israel.htm.
I copy the full text of his first letter to the boycott team below.
In the past few days the IDF (Israel's army) has been destroying tunnels used by Palestinian mass murderers from the Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Arafat's Al-Aksa Brigades.
Israeli soldiers explore a tunnel, found covered in concrete under a home, which was used by Palestinian arms smugglers between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, in Rafah, Gaza, Saturday May 22, 2004.
These tunnels originate in Egypt and go under the border, coming up inside the Palestinian territories in the Gaza strip. The tunnels end up inside residential areas in regular homes and are then used to smuggle arms and bombs. Palestinain terrorists then use these arms to massacre innocent Israeli women and children (see the "Palestinian Terrorism" category for examples).
Israel has learned from the U.S. and has this time allowed "embedded" journalists to join Israeli troups as they find the rat tunnels and destroy them. The BBC, which is typically very anti-Israel, has published a fairly balanced slide-show, showing pictures related to the desctruction of the Palestinian tunnels.
I copt the pictures from the slide-show below. Found this on AndrewSullivan.com.
Israel21c (www.israel21c.org) reports that Solel, an Israeli company, will build a huge solar power system in the Mojave desert:
Solar Power Panels generate Clean and Safe Energy
An Israeli company is doing its part to help Americans develop renewable, environmentally-friendly energy, and at the same time reduce dependence on foreign oil. Beit Shemesh-based Solel has announced that it has signed a contract with Pacific Gas and Electric Company to build the world's largest solar plant - to be established in California's Mojave Desert.
We have a solar power system that we purchased a few years ago. The solar panels sit on our roof and the system provides all of the energy we need to power our home in California. For pictures and more details, click here.
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CBS (www.cbs.com) reports that racist bastards have defaced 50 posters of a Jewish politician in San Francisco, California:
One of the posters of Heller, a Jewish politician,
defaced by a Nazi swastika in San Francisco, California
Hate Crime Against SF Supe Candidate, Link
Faces of the Victims has published the story of Solomon Hoenig, a 79-year-old Israeli grandfather of 5 who was deliberately murdered by a genocide bomber from the Palestinian Hamas ("Islamic Resistance" in Arabic):
Solomon Hoenig, 79
Grandfather of 5
Murdered by a Palestinian terrorist
On September 19, 2002, Solomon Hoenig, 79, of Tel Aviv was one of six people killed when a suicide terrorist detonated a bomb in Dan bus No. 4 on Allenby Street, opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel-Aviv. Hamas claimed responsbility for the attack.
To send condolences or to donate to Solomon's family, please click here.
To get more details on this homicide bombing click here. To get a list of all suicide bombings executed by Palestinian terrorists since October 2000, click here.
The Globe and Mail (www.theglobeandmail.com) reports that the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has won elections in the Palestinian territories:
The incoming Hamas government will move quickly to make Islamic sharia "a source" of law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and will overhaul the Palestinian education system to separate boys and girls and introduce a more Islamic curriculum, a senior official in the movement said yesterday.
For many years Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other Israeli leaders have said that there is unfortunately no partner for peace among the gang of Palestinian murderers from the Islamic Jihad, Fatah or Hamas.
After Geneva peace talks with Arab countries on 12/21/1973 Abba Eban said "Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity".
This turns out to be true once again: as Israeli elections were to take place in two months, the centrist Israeli partist "Kadima" was ready to make concessions and maybe even allow for a Palestinian state to be created. With Islamic mass murderers in power in the Palestinian territories, this will not happen.
For more information on Abba Eban, click here. For more information on Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other mass murdering bastards, click here. I copy the full article below.
L'Unité du Porte-parole de l’Armée de Défense d’Israël a publie un article sur les filles combatantes de Tsahal:
Odelia et Moranm, 2 soldates
combattantes de Tsahal, l'armee d'Israel
Deux soldates, les caporales Odelia et Moran font part de leur expérience de combattantes, décrivent le service mixte avec des soldats et parlent du rôle de la femme dans Tsahal.
Les societes Arabes/Musulmanes detestent le fait que l'Occident et Israel donnent la possibilite aux femmes d'etre une partie vitale de leur civilization.
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The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that once again a Palestinian murderer infiltrated an Israeli town and started shooting in all directions. The bastard managed to murder a father and injured his teenage daughter:
An Israeli man in his forties was killed and his teenage daughter moderately wounded when a terrorist armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and grenades infiltrated the community of Avnei Hefetz, a religious settlement near Tulkarm, at 12:40am Saturday morning. [...]
The Palestinian leaders from Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Arafat's Al-Aqsa brigades reject peace and call for the destruction of Israel and the genocide of her citizens. Click here for more info or click here for a list of massacres against Israeli women and children executed by these Palestinian mass murderers.
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