|Europe’s Extreme Righteous||Stefan Theil - Newsweek - Far-right European politicians find love—and common cause—in Israel||28/2/2011|
|A PALESTINIAN VIEW||Bitterlemons -
an interview with George Giacaman
" We should keep in mind that the Mubarak regime was basically a sub-contractor for Israel and the United States in the region on many issues, including Israeli-Palestinian talks. For instance, for the past several months Egypt under Mubarak has been prodding the Palestinian Authority to go back to direct negotiations and drop [its] conditions that Israel stop all settlement construction."
|Breathing space for Palestinians||Khaled Amayreh -
"The main source of worry in Israel over possible ramifications of the Egyptian revolution has to do with Egypt`s stance with regards to the Palestinian issue. Israel is worried that the new rulers in Cairo might reverse the Egyptian role, from an asset for Israel and liability for the Palestinians to an asset for the Palestinians and liability for Israel. One Israeli journalist intimated that the most important thing Israel wants from Egypt is to "remain outside the Israeli- Palestinian formula". In other words, Israel wants to have carte blanche in dealing with the Palestinians, without fear of Egyptian interference."
|Tip of the iceberg||by Mona El-Nahhas -
""I`ll only believe corruption is being tackled when I see them behind bars," says Ali Hafez, a 40-year-old civil servant. But such is the distrust among the general public of the political elite`s ability to police itself that Hafez is not holding his breath.Following the ouster of Mubarak dozens of complaints have been filed daily before Prosecutor-General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud implicating former cabinet ministers and leading members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in corruption." ca
|Israel Supreme Court rules Hebron Jews can`t reclaim lands lost after 1948||By Chaim Levinson -
"The Jewish community in Hebron celebrated this week the decision of Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar to fund Jewish heritage trips for students to the city’s Tomb of the Patriarchs. But last week, the community suffered a setback when the Supreme Court ruled that Jews could not be given property which belonged to them in the city before 1948, and that they are also not entitled to be given any compensation for it."
|Evangelical TV channel turns the Negev into a forest and removes the Bedouin from Al Arakib.||Nir Hasson - Haaretz - The Bedouins argue that the afforestation project in the northern Negev aims to goad them away from what they perceive as their traditional land. "The JNF, the most Jewish of Jewish bodies, of which my parents my grandparents were proud partners, has changed its skin and now collaborates with the most fundamentalist organisation for which we are the Messiah’s donkey," says Professor Oren Yiftachel.
|Iran`s Natanz nuclear facility recovered quickly from Stuxnet cyberattack||Joby Warrick -
Washington Post -
""While it has delayed the Iranian centrifuge program at the Natanz plant in 2010 and contributed to slowing its expansion, it did not stop it or even delay the continued buildup of low-enriched uranium," the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) said in the draft, a copy of which was provided to The Washington Post."
|Ashton urges FM to come up with proposals ||HERB KEINON -
"Ashton said that making progress on a two-state solution, which she said was achievable, had “nothing to do, directly, with the fact that we all know that we also have to find a way of resolving the nuclear issue with Iran.”"||16/2/2011|
|The doves return to Al-Arakib||Adam Keller -
Crazy Country -
""Just like the demonstrators in Egypt were not deterred by the police violence, never left the square, so will we stick to Al-Arakib. This is the Negev`s Tahrir Square. Just like the demonstrators in Cairo won in the end, so will we win"" ||16/2/2011|
|Israeli lecturers urge state to probe university`s alleged anti-leftist policies ||Or Kashti - Haaretz - The university recently decided not to promote Dr. Menachem Klein, of the university`s political science department, nor grant tenure and promotion to Dr. Ariella Azoulay, who has been teaching at Bar-Ilan`s Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies program since 1999. In another case, about two years ago, a member of the administrative staff at Bar-Ilan wrote an article on an Internet blog against Operation Cast Lead. She was warned that she would be fired if she continued to publish such articles.
|Friedman: White House disgusted with Israel||Ynet - Senior New York Times columnist describes Israeli cabinet as `out-of-touch, in-bred, unimaginative and cliché-driven`; says Jerusalem unable to adjust to changes in Egypt||14/2/2011|
|Reporter: Egypt police kill 10 in Sinai jailbreak||EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) -- Clashes late Friday in the Egyptian Sinai left 10 people dead ...after Egyptian civilians descended on a police station in the town of El-Arish to free prisoners held by the regime. ao||12/2/2011|
|Israeli gives birth in Palestinian hospital||Associated Press Published:
"Nisreen Chayedri goes into labor while shopping in Ramallah with Israeli Arab husband, delivers baby boy at hospital and receives flowers from Abbas."
|Egyptian unrest undermines Gaza border tunnel business||The Daily Star (Lebanon) ePaper -
"Stores in Egypt’s northern Sinai peninsula that supply Gaza shops have run out of merchandise such as refrigerators, washing machines and computers due to a disruption of supplies from Cairo and other cities, said Abu Mahmoud, a Gaza-based smuggler.The network has helped Palestinians in Gaza contend with an Israeli blockade to which Egypt also has subscribed."
|Israel needs to help the U.S. to stabilize the region||by Yoel Marcus -
"Neither U.S. nor Israeli intelligence predicted the recent events in Egypt. In fact, when the protests began Egypt`s chief of staff was in the midst of an official visit to the Pentagon." ca
|Switching sides||by Amirah Ibrahim -
"While clashes between protesters and the government erupted in cities and towns across Egypt, violence in North Sinai took a twist. Bedouins, who have often clashed with government troops, this time closed ranks with the same forces, taking the side of the security apparatus against attacks carried out by non-Egyptian militants."
|Testimony from Tahrir||By Ingy Rasekh -
"To all foreign nationals and journalists who were or are still in Egypt: Thank you so much for all your support and tolerance the past days. If it weren`t for you the voice of a million Egyptians would not have reached the outside world with the barricades imposed by the government. Our sincere apologies for any person who was harmed or attacked by our regime or thugs or even by normal inhabitants who unfortunately got caught up in the dilemma of the conspiracy theory promoted by our regime and which was behind the shark attacks in Sharm El-Sheikh, the murder of Khaled Said, the global warming, the soaring food prices and the ants which attack our bathrooms in summer. "
|IDF says enlisting hackers||Boaz Fyler -
""We screen them with special care and train them to serve the state," the spokesman told the panel, which was part of the Herzliya Conference."
|William Hague reveals fears for Middle East peace process||Adam Gabbatt -
""This should not be a time for belligerent language," the Hague said. "It`s a time to inject greater urgency into the Middle East peace process.""
|Rabbis condemn Dov Lior arrest warrant||Kobi Nahshoni -
"The Tzohar Rabbinical Orgnization said in response: "We strongly condemn the arrest warrant issued against Rabbi Dov Lior. This is not the way to arouse a public discourse despite the danger "The King`s Torah" contains." ||9/2/2011|
|Ex-GPO head charged with discriminating against anti-Israel media appointed top position at public diplomacy ministry||Gili Izikovich -
""I don`t have a boss. I`m not accountable to anyone. I make all the rules. And just the fact that you have asked me this question means you`ll never receive a GPO card again."" id
|Netanyahu handing UN arena over to the Palestinians||Shlomo Shamir -
""A prime minister who was a UN ambassador ought to know how important the UN is to Israel, especially at the height of an assault on its legitimacy," said one former senior Western ambassador." id||9/2/2011|
|UK: Israel-Palestine deal can curb Iran||PressTV - Latest from Iran - "The United Kingdom is pushing for stronger sanctions to influence Iran, but the importance of the Middle East peace process should not be overlooked," Reuters quoted British Defense Secretary Liam Fox as speaking at the Herzliya Conference, an annual Israeli security forum, on Sunday. bz||8/2/2011|
|We the Egyptian People||Roger Cohen - NYT - Egypt had a Western-backed free-market economy run by a family with contempt for freedom.||8/2/2011|
|Jones: Israeli-Palestinian strife still core of ME ills ||Herb Keinon - Jerusalem Post - “Tempting as it may be,” he said, “may I suggest this is not the time to be passive, to be a spectator to history, especially if you are an Israeli, American, Arab or European.”
|A Re-Imagined Revolution in Jenin`s Freedom Theatre - Alice in Dangerland||Samer al Saber - CounterPunch - "Carroll`s tale ends with Alice running off to tea as her older sister imagines Alice`s growth into womanhood and old age. Jenin`s Alice, having just witnessed a revolution, concludes her journey by refusing to marry and a promise to live out her life"||7/2/2011|
|The Price of Success: Fanatical Wingnuts Target California Jewish Voice for Peace Activist ||On Wednesday February 2, Jewish Voice for Peace Los Angeles chapter leader Estee Chandler discovered a “WANTED for treason and incitement against Jews” poster on her front porch. The photo featured her picture, workplace, and most disturbingly, names of nieces and nephew (see attached) as well as charges about “anti-Jewish” activity. ao||5/2/2011|
|Updated: PR firms drop Israeli image campaign||Aviad Ivri, Counselor at the Israeli embassy in Oslo, admits Israel faces a considerable challenge. “It’s no secret that Israel has a reputation problem,” he says.||5/2/2011|
|Change in Egypt casts dark shadow over Jordan ||by Salameh Nematt -
"It is highly doubtful the new government can offer quick solutions to chronic problems, or whether the king`s pro-active move to contain the popular anger would appease the protesters who have been agitating for change in Amman and several cities in the kingdom for the past three weeks. But one thing is clear: the establishment has been jolted by the recent events"
|Israel isn`t the center of the Mideast, or of the world ||By Yitzhak Laor -
The problem with Orientalist discourse of our commentators − which sees the world through the prism of the Shin Bet Security Service − is that it helps to seal off the ghetto into which we are gradually locking ourselves, a ghetto within the Middle East and within world history."
|Lieberman to Hire European PR Firms||IMEMC -
"Lieberman has decided to launch the campaign in Europe`s most influential countries – Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the Czech Republic. It is expected to cost US $3.26 million a year."
|Galant loses IDF chief nomination||Hanan Greenberg -
"Yesh Gvul is expected to file a request with the High Court of Justice for orders against his nomination to the position of acting chief of staff on the basis of war crimes."
|Jordan`s king sacks government||News Agencies - Ynet - According to the palace, the king named Bakhit as prime minister with orders to carry out "true political reforms".
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