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Pines-Paz: I can`t sit in gov`t with racistMazal Mualem - Haaretz - "I couldn`t sit in a government with a minister who preaches racism," Pines-Paz wrote in his resignation letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert yesterday. "The combination of loss of direction and adding Lieberman to the cabinet is dangerous and irresponsible"31/10/2006
Open door. The readers` editor on ... a ruling in favour of freedom of expressionIan Mayes - The Guardian - "In February this year the Guardian ran two articles by its Jerusalem correspondent, Chris McGreal, exploring possible similarities between Israel and apartheid South Africa...The Guardian through its website reaches millions of individuals... This makes it, in common with some other high-profile American and European newspapers and broadcasters, a target for interest groups who would like to see its reporting be more sympathetic to their perspective. Failing that, they would like to see its credibility and influence diminished."31/10/2006
U.S. preparing Abbas guard to take on Hamas Aluf Benn and Avi Issacharoff - Haaretz - "According to information received in Jerusalem, the American security coordinator in the territories, General Keith Dayton, appeared before representatives of the Quartet in London last week and presented them with a program for bolstering the Palestinian presidential guard. The program calls for Egyptian, British and perhaps even Jordanian instructors to train the force loyal to Abbas. "31/10/2006
Pentagon media unit to push US messageAljazeera - "The Pentagon has announced it is setting up a special unit aimed at influencing 24-hour news outlets and websites around the world to counter what it considers derogatory publicity. Eric Ruff, the Pentagon press secretary denied that the effort was set up to respond to the eroding public support for the war or that it was aimed at helping George Bush`s Republican party members in next week`s mid-term elections." 31/10/2006
Wife of right-wing activist charged with racist incitementSometimes, at least for the time being, brute, crude racism is not completely acceptable in the state of Israel (the editor)29/10/2006
Kfar Kassem: About time State admits its mistakeRoee Nahmias -- YNET -- Thousands march Sunday morning to mark 50th anniversary of massacre committed by Border Guard officers against dozens of Kfar Kassem residents. Residents recall day when they returned from work and became targets of police`s fire. Speakers also link between massacre and today`s Lieberman29/10/2006
Egypt plans to deploy 5000 troops on Gaza borderSaed Bannoura -- IMEMC & Agencies -- An Egyptian security source said that "the additional forces will be present out of fear that the Israeli army may bombs tunnels used by Palestinian resistance factions"29/10/2006
Mystery of Israel`s secret uranium bomb: Alarm over radioactive legacy left by attack on LebanonRobert Fisk - the Independent - "Did Israel use a secret new uranium-based weapon in southern Lebanon this summer in the 34-day assault that cost more than 1,300 Lebanese lives, most of them civilians? ". And a commentary by Chris Bellamy, professor of military science 28/10/2006
Lieberman joining the Israeli governmentMessages from Haaretz and Aljazeera24/10/2006
Egypt brokering prisoner swapAljazeera.Net-"Egypt, as the leading power and the leading nation in the Arab world, knows exactly the sensitivity on both sides, and I believe that they could come, they have come with a framework that will be accepted,"20/10/2006
Canada-Israel: -War Crimes and the Jewish LobbyZalman Amit- "This mini-shock may be the reason for the utterly stupid statement made by Ignatieff immediately following the killing in Kufr Qana where 28 innocent civilians were killed by the Israelis. When asked about it, Ignatieff responded in a Dan Halutz fashion and said that he "didn`t lose sleep over it"."20/10/2006
Israel to support NATO counter-terrorism patrolsReuters - Ynet - Israel is first Mediterranean country to sign cooperation pact with alliance 17/10/2006
Campaign to bring Israelis homeItamar Eichner - Ynet - Heads of Immigrant Absorption Ministry, along with leading Israeli companies, will embark on trip to North America to convince Israelis who left the country to come home. Employment fairs will be held in 6 major Israeli concentrations in United States and Canada [NB! at the same time Palestinians who already "came home" are barred from further living in the West Bank. bz] 17/10/2006
French forces: Stop Lebanon overflights or we`ll open fireGideon Alon - Haaretz - The commanders of the French contingent in UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) have warned that if Israeli warplanes continue their overflights in Lebanon, they may have to open fire on them, Defense Minister Amir Peretz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee yesterday. Peretz told members of the committee that despite the warnings, Israel would continue to patrol the skies of Lebanon 17/10/2006
"Border" - Be careful with this word. Do you mean boundary?BBC newswatch notes - bbc.co.uk - "Peace Process"-This phrase, in the wrong context, can suggest the two sides are returning to the negotiation process... better to avoid the term entirely unless it is in an historical sense...17/10/2006
A Dovish Jewish Lobby in Washington - and what about AIPAC?Shmuel Rosner - Haaretz - It is fair to say that American Jewry leans toward the dovish end of the political spectrum. It can also be said, and to a great extent proved, that AIPAC does not always rush to represent this dominant dovish sentiment. (...) Howard Khor, executive director of AIPAC, is certain that the damage has already been done: Presenting AIPAC as an organization that does not represent the overall Jewish community necessarily undermines its power. 14/10/2006
The Raytheon 9 - support petition for Irish peace activists on trial for protest during Lebanon bombingsBlackshamrock -Irish Anarchists - Raytheon manufactured the bunker buster bombs urgently flown to Israel at the height of the destruction of Lebanon, and is also supplying electronic equipment for the apartheid wall being built on Palestinian land. On 9 August 2006 the Derry Anti-War Coalition organized a non-violent occupation of Raytheon`s plant. Protestors decommissioned computer equipment used by Raytheon to produce software for its weapons systems. A campaign was launched for nine activists standing trial on charges of "aggravated burglary and unlawful assembly". Messages of support - to resistderry@aol.com. 14/10/2006
Palestine as poetry (Mahmoud Darwish in Hebrew) Sami Shalom Chetrit - Ha`aretz - Edward Said once said of Darwish`s poetry that it is `an epic effort to transform the lyrics of loss into the indefinitely postponed drama of return.` In this respect, too, Darwish resembles a Jewish Diaspora poet who, through his words, transforms the hopeless expectation for redemption. He exchanges the poetry of mourning for redemption. Again and again he reinvents a cut-down realm of longings, as in Darwish`s words on exile: `Exile is not a geographical situation, I take it with me everywhere, just as I take my homeland, a land of words.` 14/10/2006
Canadian politician holds on to war crime claim but will visit Israel Campbell Clark and Jill Mahoney - Globe and Mail - Mr. Ignatieff, contesting the Canadian Liberal Party leadership, sought to temper the tone of his “war-crime” remark without retracting it, and made the unexpected announcement that he will take part in a three-day visit to Israel, including a meeting with PM Ehud Olmert. Mr. Ignatieff said it was unacceptable to label his war-crime remark anti-Israel because it was based on reports by groups such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Israeli rights watchdog group B`Tselem. 14/10/2006
French embassy cancels NY book launch over author`sIsrael viewsReuters - Ha`aretz - `I want people to learn from the past so the same terrible things do not happen again. If you oppress people, they will hate you and I do not want Israel to be hated,` she said.10/10/2006
Did the Fateh party accept millions from US for internal reform? Mustafa Sabre -- PNN -- "Sources in the American Consulate in Jerusalem indicate that the US allocated approximately 15 million USD for internal Fateh party reform. Whether members of the Fateh party accepted such funds is highly contentious [...] The US offering funds to Fateh is viewed as the US directly intervening in internal Palestinian politics by funding one party to essentially overtake another"9/10/2006
Discrimination of Arab citizens who own small businesses Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA) - Those responsible for loans in the Discount Bank stated that the recommendation doesn`t affect the Arab citizens in the north, who are still entitled to get a loan. This new recommendation increases the circle of people entitled to loans to those that served in the army during the war and whose business were hit hard. -- However, this condition imposed upon the applicant for a loan with respect to participating in the war has translated into dozens of Arab citizens from the North that own small businesses [and suffered from the war no less B.Z.] being refused a loan. 7/10/2006
Hebrew University Demands Police Character Reference from Visitors Who Are Palestinian Citizens of Israel as Condition for Entrance to its CampusesAlternative Information Center -- "the Alternative Information Center (AIC)[...] was planning to host a publications stand at Hebrew University next week for the opening of the 2006/7 academic year. `We sent a list of AIC staff members who would be running the stand in order to arrange for their entry permits into campus,` said Yasser Akawi, Director of the AIC. `When they realized from the names that Palestinian citizens of Israel were involved, they replied with an email stating that `every participant planning to come to the university who is a minority member must bring an (official) character reference.` ‘Minority member’ is an oft-used racist term in Hebrew to refer to Palestinians"21/10/2006
France: IAF sorties endanger truceAssociated Press via YNET -- Israeli overflights of Lebanese air space are `extremely dangerous` because French-led UN peacekeepers on the ground could see them as hostile acts and fire in self-defense, France`s Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie warns Associated Press21/10/2006
Hamas agrees to a technocrat governmentMa`an News Agency -- "the head of the Hamas bloc in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Salah Bardawil, [...] said that [...] the government should have a clear political platform that is agreed on by the factions. He added that the new government`s reference point should be the national accord document which was signed by all factions. He also stressed that the aim of this government should be to lift the siege" He added that a government without a political platform or political reference will not succeed21/10/2006
Israeli billionaire`s investment plan raises fears of a hidden agendaDonald Macintyre -- The Independent -- "Ghassan Khatib, the former PA planning minister, said it was one of a series of such proposals that had been made from time to time and that while Palestinians were in dire need of emergency help it would not solve the political conflict. Adding [...]: `Israel cannot pretend to be solving a problem by humanitarian means when it is responsible for it in the first place.`"21/10/2006
Israel considers retaking Gaza borderReuters -- Aljazrrea -- Several Israeli cabinet ministers have called for a military operation to retake control of Gaza`s southern border with Egypt23/10/2006
Israel insists on Lebanon over flightsAljazeera + Agencies -- “Sources in the Israeli military say that Israel would bomb Unifil sites in southern Lebanon if Israeli warplanes are intercepted [...] Israel claims it has to carry on monitoring Lebanon from the air to prevent possible arms-smuggling to Hezbollah”23/10/2006
Israel admits to using phosphorus bombs in recent Lebanon warMeron Rapoport - Haaretz22/10/2006
Court Rules Against Israeli Extremists ASSOCIATED PRESS - NY Times - "The decision also applied to Kach and Kahane.org, two entities the appeals court said were alias organizations to Kahane Chai." 18/10/2006
Kassam labeled in Hebrew hits SderotRebecca Anna Stoil - Jerusalem post - One explosion, described by Sderot spokesman Yossi Cohen as "unusually strong," wounded eight residents of the city`s Nir Am neighborhood - one woman was hit in her leg by shrapnel and evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, and seven other, suffering shock, were treated at a local medical facility.17/10/2006
Hamas and Fatah agree to end clashes in West Bank and Gaza George Rishmawi -- IMEMC & Agencies -- "The two parties agreed to Guarantee freedom of opinion and expression, according to the law, and calm the situation by ending armed attacks on public property and private banks and stopping street closures"2/10/2006
Palestinian rivals clash in Gaza StripAljazeera.Net -- "Eight people were killed on Sunday during clashes between Fatah and forces loyal to Hamas in the worst internal fighting for months"2/10/2006
Operation `Peace for the Winery`Gideon Levy - Haaretz - Israel does not want peace with Syria - period. 1/10/2006
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