|Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Vexed Nixon||DAVID STOUT NY Times-"Should Washington insist that Israel rein in its development of nuclear weapons? What would the United States do if Israel refused? Perhaps the solution lay in deliberate ambiguity, or simply pretending that America did not know what Israel was up to. These were some of the options that Mr. Kissinger laid out for Mr. Nixon on that day before men first walked on the moon."
|York prof awarded $2,500 in academic freedom dispute -Two articles||Canadian Jewish News-"The publication, called The Tail that Wags the Dog, suggested that some members of the York University Foundation, York’s fundraising arm, were closely aligned with pro-Israel organizations and were the reason why Daniel Freeman-Malloy, a pro-Palestinian activist, was expelled from the school for his role in a noisy campus protest."||23/11/2007|
|Torture and the new US Attorney-General||Philip Giraldi - Huffington Post - As Mukasey, Schumer, and Feinstein are all Jewish, one would have hoped that they might have paid more attention to issuing a free pass on the torture issue given its historical antecedents. In particular, they should perhaps study the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials to learn how the Nazis institutionalized torture as part of the judicial system, acceptance of torture being just one part of an institutional mindset that led to much greater horrors.||18/11/2007|
|David Horowitz: a veteran of the Jihad||Mother Jones Blog - In the 1960s David Horowitz was a Marxist. By the mid-1980s he had abandoned Marxism and become an enthusiastic supporter of Osama bin-Laden and the other Islamic extremists who were fighting the USSR in Afghanistan. "Currently Horowitz runs the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Look for his angry denunciations of his current dupes and fellow travelers circa 2027."||18/11/2007|
|Vatican: Ties with Israel worsening||Among other issues causing tensions between Israel and the Catholic Churhc, Archbishop Pietro Sambi - Pope`s ambassador to Washington - cited a current sore point: the granting of permits for Arab Christian clergy traveling to and around the West Bank. Israel has rescinded some travel privileges for those clergy because of security concerns.||17/11/2007|
|Glitterati at Leviev`s New York Gala Stunned by Encounter with Palestinian Rights Protest||Adalah-NY-"Leviev`s real estate empire in Israel is building homes for Israelis in the West Bank settlements of Mattityahu East and Zufim, according to Gadi Algazi in the August, 2006 Le Monde Diplomatique, and in Maale Adumim and Har Homa, according to The Jerusalem Post. He has also built homes in the settlement of Ariel. All the settlements in which Leviev has built homes seize vital Palestinian water and agricultural resources and carve the West Bank into disconnected Bantustans, destroying hopes for a viable Palestinian state. All Israeli settlements built in the Occupied Palestinian Territories violate international law. "||16/11/2007|
|Israel, Free Speech, and the Oxford Union||Avi Shlaim- Website of Norman Finkelstein-"The passion with which many prominent American Jews defend Israel betrays an atavistic attitude of `My country, right or wrong`. One example is Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law professor and crusader on behalf of Israel. One of his books is called The Case for Israel. As the title suggests, this is not an objective, academic treatise but a lawyer`s brief for his client. The lawyer in question is no friend of free speech when it comes to criticism of Israel, however well substantiated. Recent events in Oxford suggest that those of us who thought that attempts to
stifle free debate about Israel are confined to American campuses need to think again."||16/11/2007|
|Palestinians at the Iraq-Syria border||Reliefweb - UN - The situation in the Palestinian camps at the Iraq-Syria border remains very precarious for nearly 2,000 Palestinians trapped there. In recent weeks, the camps have been blasted by sandstorms, making life even harder. The population of Al Tanf camp in the no-man`s land between Iraq and Syria increased to 437 in recent weeks when Syrian authorities took 97 Palestinians who had entered Syria from Iraq during the past year with forged documents to the camp. ||11/11/2007|
|Rabbis warn Bush: Annapolis will bring destruction to US||Neta Sela
Group of right-wing rabbis writes open letter to US president demanding he cancel Annapolis summit or risk provoking `wrath of the almighty.` Rabbis assert Katrina disaster a result of America`s support of 2005 disengagement, say California fires a warning...
"The land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel. God punishes anyone who coerces Israel to give up its land," he said.
| The Secret History of the Impending War with Iran That the White House Doesn`t Want You to Know||John H. Richardson -
crossed the Israeli-army lines to visit Arafat under
siege. Powell seemed to think he had authorization from
the White House to explore what everyone was calling
"political horizons," the safely vague shorthand for a
peaceful future, so on the final day Leverett holed up
in a suite at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem with
a group of senior American officials -- the U. .
ambassador to Israel, the U. S. consul general to
Jerusalem, assistant secretary of state for Near
Eastern affairs Bill Burns -- trying to hammer out
Powell`s last speech.
Then the phone rang. It was Stephen Hadley on the phone
from the White House. "Tell Powell he is not authorized
to talk about a political horizon," he said. "Those are
|Condoleezza Rice forced to testify in pro-Israel lobbyists` spy trial||Suzanne Goldberg - The Guardian - The US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, and 14 other Bush administration officials will be compelled to testify in the espionage trial of pro-Israel lobbyists, a judge in Washington ruled yesterday.||4/11/2007|
|No `Israelis` in Israel?||Aviram Zino - Ynet - There are currently over 132 different nationalities recognized by the State of Israel for use in registering for an ID card but `Israeli` is not one of them. [If it would be possible to fill in "Israeli" this would avoid identification of ethnicity... - ed.]||3/11/2007|
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