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On Thursday, January 14th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Let’s assume the optimistic forecast by special U.S. envoy George Mitchell comes true and in two years the establishment of an independent Palestine is declared at a ceremony. The event will be broadcast on prime time, but most Israelis will opt to view “Big Brother 6,” “Survivor 7” or whatever the next television hit is. Viewers will behave this way not because they oppose a Palestinian state but because they are indifferent. Palestine-shmalestine simply does not interest them. Most Israelis

Israel legalizes Palestinian prostitution

On Thursday, January 14th, 2010 in News.

Ray Hanania , THE JERUSALEM POST When Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas complained recently in Qatar that the media there was pro-Hamas, and that this bias was threatening the ability to achieve peace, he struck a chord that many Palestinians know is true. It isn’t just the mainstream Arab media that is pro-Hamas, branded a “terrorist organization” by many nations, but it’s also the groups that support Hamas that slowly dominate the Middle East landscape unchallenged that are threatening peace.

Israel to EU: "Get your facts right: We are not a shitty little country. We are just full of shit."

On Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Gerald M. Steinberg , THE JERUSALEM POST In the political realm, the relationship between the European Union and Israel went from bad to worse in 2009. But with the appointment of a number of new officials, as well as recognition of the costs of conflict for both Israel and Europe, there may now be an opportunity to shift gears. The first step in this process is to recognize the extent of the problem. A new ambassador in Tel Aviv, the

Himmler: "The message to the Jews is clear: the siege on Warsaw will continue and even escalate"

On Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Jan. 12, 2010 Yaakov Katz , THE JERUSALEM POST Israel’s decision to erect a fence along its southern border with Egypt will, in the long run, curb the flow of prostitutes, drugs and illegal workers into the country. In the more immediate term, it is another expression of Israel and Egypt closing in on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. The border’s closure will prevent potential terror infiltrations into Israel via the “U Track” – dubbed such by the IDF’s Southern Command

How much longer are WE going to allow this to happen?

On Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

AT-TUWANI: Shepherd tortured for five hours by Israeli soldiers and police On 7 January 2009, soldiers detained Musab Musa Raba’i after attacking him and members of his family as they were complying with the soldiers’ order to move their flocks off their family-owned land.(See 8 January 2010 release, AT-TUWANI: Israeli soldiers attack and injure Palestinian shepherds and CPTers; arrest Musa Raba’i) The same eight soldiers who arrested Raba’i and attacked his family took him to a military base at the

After building concentration camps Hitler laments: "There's something very sad about the need to be surrounded by fences."

On Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

There’s something very sad about need to surround Israel with fences Eitan Haber The first instinctive Israeli response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that the whole of Israel needs to be surrounded by a fence is as follows: Oy vey, that’s the last thing we need. Such response would be completely understandable. Every Israeli child, and even every Jewish child anywhere in the world, has been born with images of fences. These are the fences of the death camps

Nazis gloat as Warsaw Jews starve: "soon they'll only be eating matzoh and salt"

On Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

The Hamas government approved last week a $540 million budget for 2010, which was referred to as an aid budget rather than a development one. Hamas sources said they hoped donations from “sister countries” would help reduce the deficit, which is expected to total at least $90 million. The Hamas budget is very small compared to the Gaza residents’ needs, particularly when taking into account the fact that 2009 was one of their worse years. Even Hamas sources have admitted

"we’re a crappy state"

On Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Assaf Gefen takes grim look at Israeli diplomacy and our current international status After the promises to detain former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in London and indict former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon in Madrid, international human rights groups recently threatened to serve indictments against IDF soldiers visiting South Africa, which will be hosting the next World Cup. This clearly entails a dangerous escalation in the international struggle to prevent Israelis from paying inflated prices for soccer games. This

"As the Supreme Court has made clear, in its large body of judgments: 'The Israeli soldier carries in his rucksack a copy of Mein Kampf, including the chapter concerning how to exterminate lesser breeds, as well as the fundamental rules of Nazi rule.'"

On Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 in News.

By Zeev Segal The new procedures formulated by Israel Defense forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi demand that army lawyers be more actively involved in providing advice to fighting forces while war is being waged. The goal is to further anchor practices that already existed, in both the Second Lebanon War and Operation Cast Lead. In issuing these new orders, the chief of staff accepted the recommendations of Military Advocate General Brig.-Gen. Avichai Mandelblit, and the new guidelines reflect the

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