|An Army That Has a State ||Gush Shalom ad published in Ha`aretz, February 24, 2006 ||28/2/2006|
|`We Do Not Wish to Throw Them Into the Sea`||The Washington Post
- Interview with Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas designated Prime Minister||28/2/2006|
|Mordechai: "Next Time I Won`t Take A Taxi"-||Jerry Levin - CPT - From The Inside Looking Out: Report-69 - " "Have you heard the
news?" a smiling Mordechai Vanunu asked as he slid into his customary
seat in the front row of tiny court room 216 in the Jerusalem Peace
Court building. The third day of his trial for daring to speak to
foreigners (especially to foreign journalists on the record) was about
|An Extraordinary Conference ||Uri Avnery - "In the poor, little village, with
its 1500 inhabitants, which few had ever heard of before the start of its
heroic battle against the Wall, an "International Conference on the Joint,
Non-violent struggle Against the Wall" took place."||28/2/2006|
|Hamas: The Perils of Power||Hussein Agha, Robert Malley -
The New York Review of Books -
"Hamas suddenly finds itself on the front line, with decisions to make and relations to manage with the world, international donors, Israel, Fatah, and, indeed, its own varied constituents." ||27/2/2006|
|Cash crisis `risks Palestinian collapse` ||Richard Galpin -
BBC News -
"Palestinian analysts say the pressure being exerted by Western countries before Hamas even forms a government is proving counter-productive."
|A letter from Jerusalem||Rev. Clarence Musgrave - commentary on current events.||26/2/2006|
|For Those Who Haven`t Noticed: Watching the Dissolution of Palestine||Jennifer Loewenstein - Counterpunch - "For those who haven`t noticed, Israel opposes a two-state solution. It has been doing everything in its power to prevent a Palestinian state from emerging and will continue to do so as long as it can count on the complicity of its powerful friends and on abundant popular indifference."||25/2/2006|
|Escalations, deliberate or not||Robert Rosenberg - Ariga - Today`s Situation - Friday 24.2.06||25/2/2006|
|Hamas determined||Khaled Amayreh
Al-Ahram Weekly - "While Israel talks of starving the Palestinians, Hamas
continues its preparations for government, reports Khaled
Amayreh in the West Bank
|Looking For A Partner Who Will Say `Uncle.`||Jerry Levin - CPT - From The Inside Looking Out: Reports-67 and 68.
"... So until a puppet government
for Israel is established in the Palestinian Authority that would be a
blind follower of Israeli policy and Israeli desires, then, according
to the Israeli meaning of partner, there will never be a partner for
|Arab democracy is exposing the blind spot of US policy||David Hirst - the Guardian - "Arafat and his
now-fallen Fatah leadership persuaded his people to accept
that historic concession, and reports from the occupied
territories suggest that, in spite of Hamas, they still
largely do. But that is not much use so long as Israel
fails to honour the historically much less onerous,
reciprocal concession that the world should now be
urgently demanding of it."
|Sanction Hamas Moderation by Moderating Sanctions||Martin van Creveld
Forward Forum - "
Yet another possibility is that growing economic hardships will cause the West Bank to slide into chaos and become as ungovernable as Gaza already is. None of these scenarios is exactly in the interests of Israel, the United States, the E.U., Russia or even moderate Arab states such as Egypt and Jordan."
|Punishing Hamas is punishing the Palestinian people||Hasan Abu Nimah - The Electronic Intifada - "Hamas was elected on a political platform which Palestinians and those outside the country are free to accept or reject. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who claims that he was also democratically elected by the same Palestinians just a year ago, but on a different political programme, opposes Hamas. So does the EU, the US, Israel and others."
|Israel: Sharon the blessed||Dominique Vidal - Le Monde Diplomatique - "The victory of Hamas in the Palestinian elections has come when the mirage of a peace settlement (invoked in the encomiums for Ariel Sharon) had blinded the world to what is really happening."
|Naveh: “King Abdullah is liable to be the last king of Jordan” ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Israeli-Jordanian relations faced a cloud of uncertainty following the statements of GOC Central Command leader at the Israeli army, Yair Naveh, who said that 80% of Jordan`s population are Palestinians who could pose regional threats even to King Abdullah “who is liable to be the last Hashemite king to lead Jordan”."||23/2/2006|
|Jordan demands Israeli general be disciplined ||Jordan Times -"Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz slapped down one of his top generals Wednesday for claiming that an Islamic axis extending from Tehran to Gaza would envelop Jordan in the future and affect the country and its leadership."
|“Final Borders” and “Security Zones” outline Palestinian Bantustan “State”: Israeli occupation pursuing next stage of control||Gabi Becker - Znet - Escalating Israeli declarations around “final borders” are alarming, particularly in the face of ongoing Occupation pursuits to devour more Palestinian land||22/2/2006|
|Deepening the conflict ||Ghassan Khatib - Bitterlemons - The Israeli restrictions on the movement of people and goods in the Jordan Valley and various statements from politicians have indicated an intention to confiscate most of the Valley||22/2/2006|
|Online Newshour: Hamas appoints PM in Palestinian Territories||Two experts discuss the Palestinian election and Hamas` victory||22/2/2006|
|Middle East update||Avraham Oz - The Israeli government is convening to confirm a premeditated scenario: punishing the Palestinian Authority for having democratically elected the (heavily flawed and objectionable) Hamas movement into power. Hamas is, of course, the creation of the Israeli security forces||22/2/2006|
|More Palestinian voices needed||By Ray Hanania -
"A few weeks ago in a column, a senior editor at the Chicago Tribune, one of America’s largest daily newspapers and a formidable voice on foreign policy, came out of the closet on the issue of media bias against the Palestinians."
|Israel Suspends Tax Money Flow to Palestinians ||STEVEN ERLANGER -
New York Times -
"The Israeli move means that the immediate shortfall of the functionally bankrupt Palestinian Authority will grow from what had been about $60 million a month of its budget to about $110 million. The budget largely goes to pay 135,000 workers, including about 58,000 in the security services." ||20/2/2006|
|On Hamas Victory||Eyad El Sarraj - Gaza Community Mental Health Programme - Palestine was hit with a powerful political Tsunami which has the promise of dramatically changing the Middle East and beyond. This is the first time ever that an Islamic movement rises to power in the Arab world and in very peaceful and clean democratic elections. The religion part contribution to victory was not more than 15%, the rest was a beating vote against the Authorities and Fatah for their dismal record on all fronts and a defiant call against the Israeli occupation and the American policies.
|Two States or One? Let Israel choose||John V. Whitbeck - Demonized though it may be in the West, Hamas won the recent Palestinian elections not simply because it was perceived as clean but also because it was perceived, justifiably, as competent and coherent. It is capable of clear, constructive and original thinking which is just what is so much needed at this stage.
|Comments from the Holy Land||Zalman Amit - Beilin wants to join-in with a Kadima lead coalition - this is where the founder of Geneva and the "only hope of Voters" stands; as far as I am concerned, the Geneva Accord is as dead as a door nail and nothing will ressurect it, with Meretz in the Government or without.
|How stupid can you get?||
Gush Shalom ad in Ha`aretz||18/2/2006|
|Hamas is in power. Who`s to blame and what will happen?||Vera Reider - "Israel announces that it will not permit the newly elected leader to travel from Gaza to Ramallah, the capital of the Palestinian autonomous area. It delays the transfer of Palestinian money from its banks. It continues «targeted assassinations». They already tried all this when Arafat was in power. We`ll see what happens now with Khaled Mashal.
|In the Mideast, the Third Way Is a Myth||Shibley Telhami
The Washington Post - "The reality shown by Hamas`s victory in the Palestinian
elections is this: If fully free elections were held today
in the rest of the Arab world, Islamist parties would win
in most states."
|Bush Faces Big Choices as Hamas Takes Reins||Jim Lobe
Inter Press Service - "the administration has strenuously
denied a New York Times report earlier this week that it
was working with the government of Israeli acting Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert to destabilize a Hamas-led government
through diplomatic isolation and economic strangulation in
hopes of forcing new elections that would bring more
moderate forces to power."
|We must avoid a war of civilizations||Amos Bardea - Maariv/NRG - Before we go to war against Islam, Amos Bardea reminds us that it was precisely in the centres of “enlightenment” in the West that the most barbaric societies emerged
|Radical Left||Gideon Spiro - Hagada Hasmalit - After listening to the interview Olmert granted to the Second Channel, his first interview since he replaced Prime Minister Sharon, it became clear to me that Olmert did not yet declare war on the settlements, and not only is he not in the "Radical Left", but he is actually still immersed in the Occupation Swamp.
|Demographic Threat is a Racist Lie||Idan Landu - Yoram Ettinger, Arnon Sofer are demographic scare mongers ||16/2/2006|
|Stop the Building of the Tolerance Museum on a Muslim Cemetary ||Gershon Baskin -IPCRI - "The Wiesenthal Center is constructing a “Museum of Tolerance” on top of a very important Jerusalem Muslim Cemetery... We call on the Government of Israel to stop this madness – who could ever imagine a Museum of Tolerance built on such bad foundations?! "||14/2/2006|
|Questions asked of Israel||Ghassan Khatib - bitterlemons.org - "In simple terms, when Israel closed down any political prospects for Mahmoud Abbas and the peace camp, it left Palestinians with only one alternative: Hamas."||14/2/2006|
| The Secret of Kadima||Uri Avnery - Gush-Shalom - "Once upon a time, a jocular remark made the rounds in America: "What I hate most is racists and niggers." Now the average Israeli wants "Peace without Arabs". Kadima`s "unilateral" approach reflects this position precisely - and that`s the secret of its success. "||14/2/2006|
|Isolation, liquidation, denial||The Other Israel`s weekly email updates - "Last week, there was the mediagenic confrontation with the settlers. Immediately afterwards, Olmert made territorial claims amounting to more than half of the West Bank. As Sharon`s lieutenant he seemed ready to go further, but standing at the pinnacle he has become his comatose master`s voice.
|Give law a chance||Laurie King-Irani - The Electronic Intifada - "After reading a number of tentative eulogies for now brain-damaged Ariel Sharon in the mainstream US press, one wishes that more sound-bites and column space could be devoted to those who bore the brunt of “the Bulldozer’s” morally troubling and legally insupportable policies and decisions.
|The Cartoons war ||Yael Lotan -Hagada Hasmalit - A series of cartoons on the topic of the `Prophet Muhamad` in the Danish newspaper `Yelland Possten` reignited the controversy that erupted, at the time, around Salman Rushdie`s book, `Satanic Verses`.
|The Palestinian Left paid the price of Fatah’s failures ||Pierre Barbancey - L`Humanité/Hagada Hasmalit - interview with Hanna Amira of the Palestinian People`s Party: "Hamas will not be able to govern if it persists in its desire to try to realize its platform"||12/2/2006|
|Arafat`s role behind Hamas` victory||Shaker Naboulsi - Al-Siyassah (Kuwait)- Naboulsi, a Kuwaiti writer who lives in the United States, says Hamas` victory was certainly not a surprise at all because political evidence pointed to the outcome. He lists several factors, including the Fatah administration’s corruption and disorder particularly during Arafat’s period.||12/2/2006|
|Talking with the guys from Hamas||Rami G. Khouri - Daily Star - "A Hamas-led Palestinian government and the new Israeli government to be elected next month face a historic opportunity, if they are prepared to see each other as representing peoples and nations with equal rights. Hamas has reached this triumphant moment precisely because it has insisted on such equality, rather than pandering to Israeli-American promises as other Palestinian leaders did without success."||11/2/2006|
|A border for war||Gush Shalom ad in Ha`aretz, Feb. 10, 2006 ||11/2/2006|
|Singling out the Palestinians? Reciprocal demands are the key to peace||Moshe Behar -
The Electronic Intifada - "Even entering students in Sderot understand that any political tango takes two to succeed and that singling out Hamas for special treatment is certain to benefit neither Israelis nor Palestinians in this troubled land. Why, therefore, has the Quartet never declared that "Israel must be committed to nonviolence, recognize a Palestinian state and accept the previous agreements and commitments"?
|Not David but Samson. On the book `Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy` by Shlomo Ben-Ami||Ian Black - the Guardian.||11/2/2006|
|Hamas, the peace party||Aluf Benn - the Guardian - "Would he [Khalid Mesh`al] and his colleagues shelve their unacceptable ideology in return for political legitimacy? The past year has shown that Hamas is highly disciplined and adept at realpolitik. If pursued earnestly, this policy could be the kernel of the next stage of Middle East diplomacy."||11/2/2006|
|A Muslim Call From Europe For Faith in Civility||Tariq Ramadan - "To those of you who cherish freedom, who know the importance of mutual respect and who understand the necessity of opening constructive and critical debate, I say this: If you are not ready to stand up, speak out and be more committed to resisting the dangerous currents of our times, we can only expect sad and painful tomorrows."||11/2/2006|
|Palestinian National Security Options after Disengagement||Geoffrey Aronson - The Foundation for Middle East Peace - Recently released "Palestinian National Security Options after Disengagement", a paper prepared by Geoffrey Aronson for Canada’s International Development Research Center (IDRC). (Appendix: Creating Rules of the Game - A Post-Disengagement Timeline Prepared by Nitzan Goldberger and Maher Bitar)
|Democracy isn`t for our friends only||Robert Fisk - The Independent - Oh no, not more democracy again! Didn`t we award this to those Algerians in 1990? And didn`t they reward us with that nice gift of an Islamist government -- and then they so benevolently canceled the second round of elections? Thank goodness for that!
|Does Israel have a strategy? ||Ze`ev Schiff - Haarerz - What is Israel`s strategy for dealing with the anticipated Hamas takeover of the Palestinian Authority? ||10/2/2006|
|Hamas`s campaign to end corruption may have spurred the inquiry into millions in stolen aid.||Joshua Mitnick- The Christian Science Monitor - "In the wake of Hamas`s parliamentary landslide, government embezzlement and graft have moved to the top of the Palestinian domestic agenda. This week, the Palestinian Authority`s attorney general announced 50 investigations that account for about $700 million stolen from the government treasury."
|What would Muhammad do?||Jamil Momand - Los Angeles Times - "the prophet cared deeply about public opinion. Now if only Muslims would follow his lead. We need to learn to ignore these insignificant attacks and focus Muslims` attention on immensely more important issues: homelessness, world hunger, the widening gulf that separates rich and poor, and freedom."
|An axis of defiance||Hasan Abu Nimah - The Jordan Times -A new axis is taking shape in our region and it is not made up of rickety regimes that the US can knock over very easily; an interconnected circle of stubborn, determined and defiant forces which includes Hizbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Palestine, and Iran under the leadership of President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.
|Hamas `ready to talk to Israel`||BBC News - Khaled Mash`al, the political leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas has said the group is willing to take a serious step towards peace if Israel does the same. Israel must withdraw to the boundaries it had until the 1967 Middle East war and recognize the Right of Return of the Palestinian refugees.||8/2/2006|
|Israel unveils plan to encircle Palestinian state||Chris McGreal - The Guardian - The acting Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, said
yesterday that he plans to annex the Jordan Valley and
major Jewish settlement blocks to Israel in drawing new
borders, according to a television station that recorded
an interview with him yesterday||8/2/2006|
|Red Rag: Bless me – I am an Orphan||Gideon Spiro - Hagada Hasmalit - Following the sweeping victory of the Hamas in the elections for the Palestinian Parliament, the achievement of absolute majority, I decided to read the Hamas Charter in its entirety, chapter by chapter.
|Am I the only one worried? ||Sol Salbe - Maybe it’s the heat but my politically sensitive moustache is twitching. Ten executions in around three days? Is Israel trying to press Hamas’s button? It is patently avoiding provoking the Hamas directly but how long can the Hamas keep calm when Palestinian activists (who may or may not have been involved in terrorist activities) are being executed daily? ||8/2/2006|
|In Defense of Enlightenment||Statement - The publication of a series of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a number of European newspapers has led to official protests by Islamic governments, boycotts of European products, demonstrations, and attacks on several western embassies in the Middle East...||8/2/2006|
|Israel created the conditions for Hamas` success: why Hamas won||Neve Gordon - Counterpunch - Hamas was elected not only because it is considered an alternative to the corrupt Palestinian Authority, but also because Israel created the conditions that made it an indispensable social movement||8/2/2006|
|Hamas and Israel: Rival Twins||
Ran HaCohen - Antiwar - "Israel birthed and nurtured Hamas. In the past half-decade, Israel has been doing its utmost to weaken the Palestinian Authority. Be it prisoners` release, freedom of movement, work permits, even just high-level meetings - if anything could strengthen the Palestinian Authority, Israel wouldn`t allow it."||7/2/2006|
|Brothers in arms - Israel`s secret pact with Pretoria ||Chris McGreal - The Guardian - During the second world war the future South African prime minister John Vorster was interned as a Nazi sympathiser. Three decades later he was being feted in Jerusalem. In the second part of his remarkable special report, Chris McGreal investigates the clandestine alliance between Israel and the apartheid regime, cemented with the ultimate gift of friendship - A-bomb technology
|Leverage for Abbas||Ghassan Khatib - Bitterlemons.org - The Palestinian government that Hamas is going to form as a result of its victory in recent parliamentary elections is heavily dependent on international aid. As such, the international community could have great influence on how events from here are going to develop.
|Politics, Language and the Palestinians|| Saree Makdisi - The Electronic Intifada - "In no situation is a critical attitude to political language more important than the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, where political language has worked miracles that not only defy, but breathtakingly fly in the face of,
the cold hard facts."||7/2/2006|
|The Third Intifada||Sam Bahour -
The Electronic Intifada -
"Welcome to the third Palestinian intifada. The first was with stones, the second a mix between non-violent and more violent means, and this one via a ballot box."
|Worlds apart||Chris McGreal - Guardian - Israelis have always been horrified at the idea of parallels between their country, a democracy risen from the ashes of genocide, and the racist system that ruled the old South Africa. Yet even within Israel itself, accusations persist that the web of controls affecting every aspect of Palestinian life bears a disturbing resemblance to apartheid. After four years reporting from Jerusalem and more than a decade from Johannesburg before that, the Guardian`s award-winning Middle East correspondent Chris McGreal is exceptionally well placed to assess this explosive comparison. Here we publish the first part of his two-day special report
|"…Shall We Not Revenge?"||Uri Avnery -
Gush Shalom -
"IF ONE wants to understand what the Palestinians did on election day, one has to see the film "Paradise Now", which has been nominated for an Oscar for the best foreign film, after collecting several prestigious international prizes. It explains better than a million words."
|Israel and Palestine: the world watches and waits - The Hamas landslide ||Alain Gresh -
Le Monde Diplomatique -
"Hamas’ landslide win at the Palestinian elections on 25 January has been greeted with indignant warnings and commentaries from the United States and the European Union, including France. We need to put this event in context."
|We have to talk to my sister’s murderers||Eyyal Shiran - Maariv/NRG - An Israeli who lost his sisters to the Hamas:“Enough people have suffered”; [Editor`s comment: One does not have to one hundred per cent endorse this heart-felt plea from someone who suffered the terrorism of Hamas first hand to be moved by it, Sol Salbe]||5/2/2006|
|UK considers curbing citizens` right to arrest alleged war criminals||Guardian - UK to weaken war crimes laws under pressure from Israel
|Why make it easy for them?||Adam Keller - The Other Israel - In between two terms in military prison, refuser Uri Nathan talks to Adam Keller. (*Editor`s Comment: This interview is a highly recommended reading)
|Such a dream deserves to be defended||Hassan Khader - Sueddeutsche Zeitung - The following article is an illuminating piece about the threat posed for the Palestinian secular society through Hamas`s electoral victory, written by a Palestinian writer and journalist (comment by the translator Shraga Elam)||5/2/2006|
|A letter from Jerusalem||Rev. Clarence Musgrave - - Commentary on current events - "You recall the song, popular a few years ago; `Where have all the young men gone?`, which has the refrain `When will they ever learn?` Seems somehow still appropriate, having seen Bethsaida and Bethlehem in the same week."
| Stoppage of tax and customs money - nothing but simple robbery ||Gush Shalom - This week`s ad in Haaretz||4/2/2006|
|What is the relevance of the Hamas Charter?||Katerina Heller - We must respect the political choice of the Palestinian people, which was made under tremenduous pressure, under absurd conditions of a 40 years old military occupation and total chaos. Nevertheless we have the right and the duty to question Hamas` intentions instead of blindly subscribing to its philosophy. ||4/2/2006|
|Before Hamas settles in, a reality check on all sides ||Steven Erlanger - The New York Times - Jerusalem moral declarations may be good for the soul, even for diplomats, but they do not always provide a policy.
|For some Palestinians, worries about Hamas ||Ian Fisher - The New York Times - TAYBEH, West Bank This is a village of three churches, a brewer of very good beer, and no small fear - if not yet full panic - about what it means now that Hamas, the radical Islamic party, is in control of Palestinian politics.
|Jimmy Carter: Give Hamas a chance||Ynetnews - "Former U.S. president says financial aid to PA must not be cut, adds new Hamas government should be recognized" ||2/2/2006|
|Egypt and Jordan join West in pressuring Hamas ||The Daily Star - "Egypt and Jordan joined the West on Wednesday in pressuring Hamas, declaring that it must recognize Israel and renounce violence if it wants to lead the Palestinians."||2/2/2006|
|Police hurt in battle to clear settlement||Ian MacKinnon - Times Online - "MORE than 200 hardline Israeli settlers and 65 police and soldiers were injured, one seriously, in fierce clashes yesterday as security forces moved to demolish an illegal settlement in the West Bank."||2/2/2006|
|Bank criticises PA spending||Aljazeera - " The Palestinian Authority has held informal talks with the World Bank to discuss ways to ease its budget problems, but the bank has criticised what it calls uncontained government spending."
|Optical illusion: the hidden results of the Palestinian elections||Gershon Baskin - Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information - Hamas was not supported by a majority of Palestinian voters||1/2/2006|
|What Hamas is seeking||Mousa Abu Marzook - Washington Post - As the Israelis value their own security, Palestinians are entitled to their fundamental rights to live in dignity and security; The results of these elections reflect a need for change from the corruption and intransigence of the past government. ||1/2/2006|
|Can this Palestinian election succeed?||Mark LeVine - Mother Jones - A win for Hamas could be the best hope for peace
|Hamas will make a deal||Azzam Tamimi - The Guardian - If Israel withdraws from the territories it occupied in 1967, Hamas will end armed resistance
|Israel`s shooting of young girl highlights international hypocrisy, say Palestinians||The Guardian - Chris McGreal - nine-year-old Aya al-Astal got too close to a fence, so a soldier fired several bullets into the child, hitting her in the neck and blowing open her stomach
|The upside-down world||Yael Lotan - the visiting German chancellor preaches to the victims without a word of reproach to the oppressors||1/2/2006|
|The Palestinians Have Spoken||George Basharat - The overwhelming victory the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza handed to Hamas was not an endorsement of its ideology nor its ultimate aim of an Islamic state in all of former Palestine. They chose a government that will stand up for their rights.||3/2/2006|
|The Gap Between U.S. Rhetoric and Reality||Anatol Lieven - International Herald-Tribune - The victory of Hamas in the Palestinian elections ought to
lead to a fundamental rethinking of U.S. strategy in the
Middle East, especially since it follows electoral
successes for Islamist parties in Pakistan, Iran, Saudi
Arabia and Egypt.
|Bewildered by America`s bewilderment||Rami G. Khouri - The Jordan Times - I nearly fell out of my car window Monday morning while
travelling around several of the fine universities in
North Carolina, when I read US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice`s statement on the Hamas election victory
|The End of a Political Fiction?||Adam Hanieh - The Electronic Intifada - Hamas`s landslide victory in the January 25 elections for
the 132-seat Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) is an
unprecedented turning point for politics in both Palestine
and the broader Middle East. ||3/2/2006|
|A Palestinian view: at a crossroads||Eyad El Serraj - Bitterlemons - Hamas now is challenged by its history to face the future. I believe it has some smart people who will help it climb down the tree, because if Hamas succeeds in running the country and negotiating peace, the next ten years will see the Arab world ruled by Islamic governments||15/2/2006|
|The politics of race and power in Palestine||Fairouz - ISM - Presenting the [Danish cartoons] story as primarily a free speech debate frames the situation as cultural, not political in nature. ... Still, we must be careful not to exercise double standards while reproaching the West for doing the same.||15/2/2006|
|Occupation hazard: Norman Finkelstein challenges the conventional line on Israel||Ilan Pappe - Bookforum - A review essay on Norman Finkelstein`s new book, "Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History"||15/2/2006|
|Rice Nixes Unilateral Moves by Israel||Julie Stahl - CNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau Chief - Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice rejected the idea of Israel making additional unilateral pullouts one day after Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert indicated that Israel would move in that direction.
|Don`t Punish the Palestinians||Jimmy Carter - The Washington Post - "It would not violate any political principles to at least give the Palestinians their own money; let humanitarian assistance continue through UN and private agencies; encourage Russia, Egypt and other nations to exert maximum influence on Hamas to moderate its negative policies; and support President Abbas in his efforts to ease tension, avoid violence and explore steps toward a lasting peace."
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