So, now we know they'll be targeting "hospitals, and homes and schools" in the next war

On Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, warned Friday that Hezbollah has placed around 15,000 rockets along Lebanon’s border with Israel, including some that could hit southern Eilat. “The Syrian-Iranian backed Hezbollah poses a very serious threat to Israel,” Oren said in a conference call focused mainly on the new direct Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations. “Hezbollah today now has four times as many rockets as it had during the 2006 Lebanon war. These rockets are longer-range. Every city in

From a former student and real activist

On Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

by: Shirien D. The first statement to come out of the meeting between President Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu last week was Obama’s condemnation of the deaths of four Israeli settlers in Hebron, who were shot by Palestinian snipers. Hamas’ military wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the deadly shootings. But so did an unknown group, the Haq Brigades. The official Hamas political party insisted it played no role in the shootings and claimed that the shootings and the talks

Settlement Freeze (Yeah, right.)

On Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Juliane von Mittelstaedt in Jerusalem September 04, 2010 “Spiegel” —  In Washington, the Israelis and Palestinians are discussing peace, but in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank, construction is proceeding at full speed. A legal ban is being ignored and the government is looking away. The thousands of new homes could hinder reconciliation. Officially, at least, this is the hour of diplomacy. For the first time in two years, Israelis and Palestinians are meeting for direct peace talks.

Nasrallah's Latest Speech

On Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict, Video.

Hizbullah SG Full Speech in International Al Quds Day The speech delivered by Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the occasion of Al Quds International Day at Sayyed Ashuhada Compound on Friday September 3, 2010. I take refuge in Allah from the stoned devil. In The Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Most Merciful. Peace be upon our Master and Prophet – The Seal of prophets – Abi Al Qassem Mohammad and on his chaste and pure

Remarkably sober and informative

On Monday, September 6th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Nicolas Pelham September 2, 2010 (Nicolas Pelham is The Economist’s Palestinian affairs correspondent and a former senior analyst for the International Crisis Group. He is based in Jerusalem.) For more on the national-religious camp, see Nicolas Pelham, “Israel’s Religious Right and the Peace Process,” Middle East Report Online, October 12, 2009. For background on US involvement, see Mouin Rabbani and Chris Toensing, “The Continuity in Obama’s Change,” Middle East Report Online, January 27, 2009. Every year or so the Palestinian

Worth pondering

On Saturday, September 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Muslim men and women across the world are currently observing Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint. During Ramadan, the Muslim community fast, abstaining from food, drink, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset. Muslims break their fast after sunset with an evening meal called Iftar, where a date is the first thing eaten followed by a traditional meal. During this time, Muslims are also encouraged to read the entire Quran, to give freely to those in need,

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