|Israeli Rules Out Palestinian State by 2012||DINA KRAFT -
"Currently, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, represented by the Western-backed Fatah movement, are not even negotiating face to face, but are holding indirect, American-brokered talks."
|Russian FM: Talking to Hamas important||Roni Sofer - Ynet - "In all our talks with Hamas we try to convince our colleagues to move to the diplomatic route, to draw nearer to the PLO`s stand and support the Arab peace initiative." He also hinted that "we are witnessing positive movements."
|The Death of David||Mario Damolin, 63 years, is a freelance journalist, director of TV-documentaries and lecturer at a German film academy. He was on board of the Greek-Swedish “Eleftheri Mesogeios” for “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” to write a report about the “Freedom Flotilla to Gaza”||26/6/2010|
|First Lebanon war, Oslo Accords missing from Israeli textbooks||By Or Kashti -
"The first Lebanon war and the Oslo Accords are missing from Israeli history textbooks, Haaretz has learned, while more recent events, such as the signing of the peace agreement with Jordan, are included.
The Education Ministry said in response that "naturally, not all historic events could be included in the curriculum."
|Palestinian awarded compensation for distress caused by Shin Bet 16 years ago||By Chaim Levinson -
"Sixteen years after two brothers pressed a neutralized M16 rifle against his head and pulled the trigger, a Palestinian man was awarded NIS 15,000 for emotional distress sustained by the Shin Bet security service. "||25/6/2010|
|Israeli UN ambassador resigns||JPOST.COM STAFF -
J-lem Post -
"Israel Radio reported that Yaffa Zilbershatz, the head of Bar-Ilan University`s law school, and Yossi Gal, CEO of the Foreign Ministry, are being considered for the job." ||20/6/2010|
|Conciliation between Fatah, Hamas close||Ma`an -
"Sources told Ma`an that Al-Masri has come close to finding a consensus, that the "dispute was not even close to what we thought it was," and that a document is in the final stages of approval."
|A peacemaking lesson from the people of Derry||RORY FITZGERALD -
J-lem Post -
"It is this beautiful, inspiring spirit of forgiveness in the face of injustice, suffering and death; this absence of hate, this absence of vengefulness; these are the stones upon which lasting peace will be built."
|Israel can`t turn into a fascist state -- it lacks a dictator -- but that won`t stop it from trying ||Raanan Shaked - Yediot Magazine [translation Coteret] - When do you realize that fascism — an overused word, so let’s use it — has already finished knocking on the door and then breaking it down, and is now sitting in your country with its feet on the table and treating some of its residents as a light snack? ||22/6/2010|
|Females `new secret weapon` as Gaza blockade tensions increase||John Lyons - The Australian - "The comments came as al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper reported the arrival in the Suez of the US ships. Although the US made no comment, speculation rose that any such ships would be Gaza-related as Iran has vowed to send ships to Gaza any day and their most likely route would be through the Suez. […] As an indication of the growing sense of crisis, some Israeli media interpreted the report as suggesting ‘a possible attack on Iran’"||21/6/2010|
| From Sheikh Jarrah to Dahmash: don`t say you didn`t know ||Not the caves at Kiryat Shmona, not the dance bars of Tel Aviv—Israel’s best kept secret just may be Dahmash. Sandwiched between Lidd and Ramle, nestled alongside the train tracks and a scrap-metal junkyard, and just five minutes from Ben-Gurion International Airport, Dahmash is one of Israel’s hundreds of unrecognized villages.||19/6/2010|
|Separation fence turns into huge TV screen||AP - Ynet - Its purpose may be to divide, but for the past few nights, the wall that separates this biblical town in the West Bank from nearby Jerusalem has been bringing an international crowd together to watch the World Cup games. ||18/6/2010|
|Hamas: “Israel’s Probe Committee, A Deception and Manipulation”||Saed Bannoura -
"...an attempt to deceive the world...the executioner cannot perform the role of the prosecutor and the judge."
|In a side room at the airport||Avirama Golan -
"It is hard to convince the Jewish public in Israel that what happens at Ben-Gurion International Airport is a systematic injustice, if not worse. The ethnocentric panic undermines the principle of civil equality."
|In a different voice: a letter from Israel ||Ronen Shamir - Today`s Zaman - At this dangerous juncture, I wish to express my personal apology to the Turkish people for the deadly attack on the flotilla. It is also at this point in time that I believe it important to remember that there are many Israelis who are shocked and dismayed by the way Israel is governed, by the continuous blockade of Gaza and by Israel`s unwillingness to put an end to its occupation and repression of the Palestinian people. ||15/6/2010|
|UN seeks international Gaza flotilla probe, despite internal Israeli inquiry||Barak Ravid, Amos Harel, Shlomo Shamir, Tomer Zarchin and Yossi Melman - Haaretz - Netanyahu raised eyebrows yesterday by nominating to the panel individuals who have long ended their public service careers. The average age of the Israeli committee members is 84.||15/6/2010|
|Mossad Agent Arrested in Poland||Saed Bannoura -
"He is believed to be in involved in the forming of the team of assassins who killed Al Madbouh at a Dubai Hotel on January 19."
|EU to open market fully to Palestinian exports||Reuters -
""The European Commission is expected to propose granting duty-free, quota-free access for Palestinian exports to the EU in the coming months.""||13/6/2010|
|Israeli Turks Wrestle With Turkey`s Involvement in Gaza Flotilla Incident||Gil Shefler -
""I feel just as close to Israel as I do to Turkey," he said in Hebrew. "They are both important to me.""
|`No sign of war with Hizbullah soon`||YAAKOV KATZ -
J-lem Post -
"“What is important now is that the cessation of hostilities is taken further and solidified by a permanent cease-fire that Resolution 1701 envisages....""||11/6/2010|
|Israel condemned at Turkey summit||Al Jazeera -
""It is up to Israel how our ties will continue," he said. "Israel has to accept the consequences of its actions and be held accountable"."
|Ya`alon: Probe needed of navy tactics||YAAKOV KATZ AND HERB KEINON -
J-lem Post -
"The critical comments by Ya’alon were the first made by a senior cabinet minister regarding last week’s operation, which ended with nine dead passengers." ||9/6/2010|
|Obama`s new vision of Jewish state guarantees rights of Israeli Arabs ||Aluf Benn - Haaretz - "A Jewish state of Israel, with true security, acceptance, and rights for all Israelis; and a viable, independent Palestine with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967 and realizes the potential of the Palestinian people." ||8/6/2010|
|Watch Israeli propaganda choir ||OM Editor -
The unfunny part of the clip is that innocent civilians are in fact dying, and there is an evil Apartheid regime.It`s very sad that we are so happy to make fun of our victims, but have no sense of humor when we are on the victims` side. What do you think of Ahmedinejad`s Holocaust jokes?
|Knesset Committee votes 7-1 for revoking MK Hanin Zoabi’s parliamentary privileges||1) CK (David Abitbol) - Jewlicious - A new PR disaster-I can see it happening as we speak! // 2) Gush Shalom - What took place at the Knesset House Committee was a show trial. ||8/6/2010|
|Israel slams `cultural terrorism` as Pixies cancel gig||Josh Haner/Dave Itzkoff - AFP/New York Times/Yahoo News - The Pixies, an alternative-rock band, had resisted pressures to cancel what was going to be their first ever performance in Israel, where they have numerous fans. However, the lethal raid on the Gaza aid flotilla, came just a few days before the scheduled performance date...||8/6/2010|
|Beersheba memorial for Turkish troops defaced||Ilana Curiel -
"`Well done IDF` spray-painted on memorial honoring Turkish troops who died in World War One. Former mayor: Act also crime against Jewish nation "||4/6/2010|
|Gaza flotilla attack: Turks killed by Israeli soldiers given heroes` funeral||Ian Black, Ewen MacAskill and Robert Booth -
" "Israel is the angel of death," angry crowds chanted as the coffins, draped in Turkish and Palestinian flags, were borne aloft outside Istanbul`s Fatih mosque. "We are all soldiers of Hamas," they shouted, referring to the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip."||4/6/2010|
|American teenager among flotilla dead||Bethlehem -
"An American teenager was among at least nine people found dead after Israeli forces boarded an international aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip, State Department officials said Thursday."
|Israel Holds Hundreds Seized During Raid on Flotilla||Isabel Kershner and Alan Cowell - NYT - In the early hours of the morning, the United Nations Security Council condemned “acts” leading to the loss of life in Israel’s operation in international waters on Monday, which had claimed the lives of nine civilians. The Security Council also urged an impartial inquiry.||1/6/2010|
|Israeli government office apologizes for mock flotilla video - CNN.com|| CNN -
Israeli government office links to video mocking flotilla.
"It was not intended for general release," the statement said. "The contents of the video in no way represent the official policy of either the Government Press Office or of the State of Israel."
The video, titled "We Con the World" -- set to the tune of the 1985 hit, "We are the World"-- was put together by Caroline Glick, a former member of the Israel Defense Forces and columnist for the Jerusalem Post.
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