|Olmert-Bush Talks on PA May be Window Dressing for Striking Iran||Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu - Arutz Sheva - The speculation that the true mission of Olmert for visiting Bush, was getting the green light for attacking Iran, doesn`t come from some antiwar movement, but from the Israeli settlers-owned media [ed]. ||26/11/2008|
|Olmert to Rice: West talking to Hamas ||Yitzhak Benhorin - Ynet - During a breakfast meeting with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and senior National Security Council officials, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed his concern over what he said were contacts between Western elements and Hamas.||25/11/2008|
|Four pieces concerning Peres`s visit in the UK||(1,2)
UK protestors call Peres `war criminal` - Hagit Klaiman - YnetNews, and Abigail Humphries, the Electronic Intifada ; (3) PACBI / Palestinian BDS National Campaign (BNC) Letter to Balliol College re: Peres Lecture;
(4) No more back-slapping over Palestine:
Israel and the Jewish community of Britain are entwined – but a London talk by Shimon Peres was all too complacent - Josh Freedman Berthoud - The Guardian
|Abbas says not one issue resolved in Mideast peace talks||Nasser Abu Bakr - Yahoo News - "’Even if (US Secretary of State) Condoleezza Rice or someone speaking in her name says, even if (Israeli Foreign Minister) Tzipi Livni or someone speaking in her name says that there are agreements being prepared, it`s not true,’ [Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas] told the PLO Central Council. The Palestinian leader accused Israel of failing to honour any of the undertakings it gave in November last year at the US-hosted conference which relaunched the negotiations”||24/11/2008|
|Dershowitz: I helped keep Carter silent||Eric Fingerhut - Jewish Telegraphic Agency - `Barack Obama had to make a choice between his Jewish supporters and his anti-Israel supporters like Jimmy Carter, and he did not choose Jimmy Carter. And that was an embarrassment for Jimmy Carter and a show of disrespect.`||19/11/2008|
|Afghan article says US Bin-Ladin hunt phoney||Juan Cole - Informed Comment - The USG Open Source Center translates an article from the Persian Afghan press alleging that French troops were at one point close to capturing Usamah Bin Ladin in Afghanistan, but that American forces stopped them from doing so. It says that a forthcoming French documentary containing interviews with the French soldiers provides proof for the allegation. The argument is that the Bush administration needed Bin Ladin to be at large in order to justify its military expansionism.
|Switzerland says Israel breaking international law||Bradley S. Klapper - Miami Herald - Switzerland accused Israel on Thursday of wantonly destroying Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem and near Ramallah in violation of the Geneva Conventions` rules on military occupation.
|Ban Ki-Moon, EU call on Israel to open Gaza`s border crossings||Jerusalem Post - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that Israel`s response to the incessant firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip, in which crossings to the area were closed, was "unacceptable." ||16/11/2008|
| Robert Fisk: Double agents, car bombs and antics worthy of James Bond||Robert Fisk - The Independent - "A mystery visitor leads our man in Beirut to wonder what Syria was up to when it aired a mass confession on state TV"||15/11/2008|
|Livni fears UK-led push to boycott settlement goods||Anshel Pfeffer - Jewish Chronicle - "Britain wants to see some progress," said an Israeli diplomat. "And now that there has been a lull in terrorist activity, they are focusing on the settlements as the main obstacle." ||11/11/2008|
|Hebrew University student needs your help|| Ali Baher has been kicked out from his dorm room, and is facing a possible suspension from his studies, simply because he refused to shake hands with Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel. ||8/11/2008|
| Ben Gurion`s Security Food Chain||Joharah Baker -
Behind a closed curtain in a small cell-like room, the young Israeli woman proceeded to feel me up and feel me down, inside the hem of my pant legs, my collar and my pockets. Shoes off and shipped to yet another x-ray machine, she even felt my feet through my socks. I had to repress the urge to giggle, both at the ticklish sensation in my soles ... "Ah, the perks of the job," I joked as she ran her fingers under the straps of my bra. She cracked a tiny smile as if she wanted to say something and then remembered that she was there to do her job, make sure this Palestinian was not trying to blow up the airport or hijack the plane with her mascara wand.
|Encountering Peace: A city of tolerance, not a Museum of Tolerance||Gershon Baskin -
J-lem Post -
"I want to emphasize that this is not a Muslim issue, it is not an Arab issue, it is not a Palestinian issue. In my view, this is a Jewish, an Israeli and a Jerusalemite issue."
|Destruction of Bassam Abu Gwedar`s home (Negev)||Joshua Berer - Regional Council of Unrecognized Bedouin Villages - Thursday in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Khashm Zanna the home of Bassam abu Gwedar, a father of three young girls, and his wife, all citizens of the State of Israel, was demolished. Bassam and his family`s sole crime was being members of an ethnic group in a state that is severely biased against him and those like him.
| Fatah in turmoil||Al-Ahram - "The sacking of a Palestinian Authority security chief appears to substantiate allegations of direct Fatah collusion with Israel, reports Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah"||1/11/2008|
| McCain Faults Obama for Ties to Professor He Once Funded||Democracy Now -
"McCain’s attack on Khalidi marks the latest in a series of efforts to disparage Obama because of real or concocted ties to Arabs and Muslims. Khalidi is a respected scholar who has called for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict in accordance with a majority of public opinion in the US and worldwide. The so-called Khalidi “controversy” also comes as a surprise in light of McCain’s own previous ties to Khalidi’s work on behalf of Palestinian rights."||1/11/2008|
|Arabs Uneasy About Joining Israeli Army ||Daan Bauwens -
"As always, there is a hidden agenda: it is a very effective way to get rid of Palestinian identity."||12/11/2008|
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