He says what the rest think

On Monday, September 11th, 2006 in News.

By Jack Khoury, Haaretz Correspondent, and Haaretz Service MK Effi Eitam of the rightist National Union-National Religious Party sparked a political firestorm Monday, by saying the great majority of Palestinians in the West Bank should be expelled, and that Arabs should be ousted from Israeli politics as a fifth column and “a league of traitors.” The remarks, broadcast Monday on Army Radio, were made atements during a Sunday speech at a memorial service for a soldier killed in Lebanon in


"For shame! They're hampering our killing machine"

On Monday, September 11th, 2006 in News.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Morton A. Klein, 212-481-1500 http://www.zoa.org/2006/09/zoa_condemns_eu_1.htm New York – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has condemned five European states, Britain, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain, for banning stop-over landings for El Al flights carrying military equipment destined for the Israel Defense forces (IDF). All five states have been involved in the effort to expand the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). El Al’s 747 cargo planes frequently carry crucial military supplies to Israel, but European


American Mafiosi breaking Portuguese Kneecaps

On Monday, September 11th, 2006 in News.

September 8, 2006 – Lisbon – American Jewish Committee Executive Director David A. Harris today praised Portugal’s commitment of troops to the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon and discussed Middle East political and security issues with Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amado. The private meeting with Amado, who took office earlier this summer, focused on the international effort to stabilize the Israeli-Lebanese border, concerns in Europe and among moderate Arab states about the spread of Islamic radicalism, and the threat to


No clever title: just read, and get ill

On Monday, September 11th, 2006 in News.

Lebanese minister says damage was deliberate, causing ‘an even bigger disaster than the war itself’ By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor More people will die as a result of pollution unleashed by Israel’s bombing of the Lebanon than perished in the month-long war itself, the Lebanese government believes. Yacoub Sarraf, its Environment Minister, speaking exclusively to The Independent on Sunday, said last week that a highly poisonous cloud spread over a third of the country – an area that is home


…and the Luftwaffe was very successful against the Warsaw Ghetto resistance…

On Monday, September 11th, 2006 in News.

By Ze’ev Schiff The air force, more than the other two branches of the IDF – the ground and naval forces – was successful in most of its major operations during the war against Hezbollah. Nonetheless, the lesson for the Israel Air Force is that it must prepare for a different war scenario, one more challenging and different from what took place in Lebanon. The last war was unusual in its fairly ideal conditions for the IAF: It faced no


But the apartheid regime in the territories remains intact

On Monday, September 11th, 2006 in News.

By Haaretz Editorial A month after the war in Lebanon ended, the time has come to ask what the Olmert government has to offer, now that the unilateral withdrawal plan is off the table. Beforehand, though, we must ask if more time, thought and planning is dedicated to policymaking than to coming up with a casual answer to journalists’ questions. If the decision to go to war was made in a moment, in reaction to the abduction of the soldiers,


A German Jew Speaks Out

On Sunday, September 10th, 2006 in News.

Editor’s note: See also “A German Jew speaks out against the carnage” Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, “Sich der Kritik stellen!” Face up to the Criticism! Especially since I am the daughter of the former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Heinz Galinski, who was also a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, I have felt it my duty to join the European Jews for a Just Peace. While we, the members of this organization, may differ widely on issues


Love thy Neigbor

On Sunday, September 10th, 2006 in News.

By Patrick Cockburn in Jerusalem The Israeli military and economic siege of Gaza has led to a collapse in Palestinian living conditions and many people only survive by looking for scraps of food in rubbish dumps, say international aid agencies. “The pressure and tactics have not resulted in a desire for compromise,” Karen Abuzayd, the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency is said to have warned. “But rather they have created mass despair, anger and a sense of



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