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Chief of Staff Mofaz blasts Clinton proposal

Sunday, December 31st, 2000

Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz leveled harsh criticism at American President Bill Clinton’s proposal for an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday evening, Mofaz expressed numerous reservations about the American plan, saying that it exposed Israel to very serious security problems and that Israel’s ability to […]


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Join the ZOA Solidarity MIssion to Israel

Friday, December 29th, 2000

At this time of crisis for Israel, it is more important than ever that we American Jews personally and directly show our solidarity and love for the Jewish State. To demonstrate our support for Israel, and to help boost the morale of its citizens, the Zionist Organization of America is organizing a Solidarity Mission to […]


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Mayor Ehud Olmert moves office to Old City

Thursday, December 28th, 2000

Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert has temporarily moved his offices to the Old City in Jerusalem to emphasize the fact that he is the Mayor of All of Jerusalem, a united City since 1967.


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The Brief Facts on the Israeli Conflict

Tuesday, December 26th, 2000

Nationhood and Jerusalem Israel became a nation in 13 12 B.C.E., two thousand years before the rise of Islam. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 B.C.E. the Jews have […]


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Excessive Force and Hipocrisy

Monday, December 25th, 2000

Soldiers manning a combat bulldozer are suddenly attacked by armed militiamen; a civilian mob joins the attack, providing cover for the gunmen. THe soldiers call for help and soon Cobra helicopters are firing volleys of antitank missiles and 20-mm cannon on the crowd below. Within minutes almost 100 of the attackers, mostly civilians, are dead. […]


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Suicide bomber wounds three soldiers in Mehola roadside cafe

Sunday, December 24th, 2000

JERUSALEM (December 24) – The condition of two of the three soldiers wounded in a suicide bomb attack on Friday afternoon at the Mehola Junction roadside cafe in the northern Jordan Valley remained serious last night, while a third soldier was listed as lightly wounded. Two Palestinians also died in weekend violence in the West […]


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Olmert: Deal would give PA control over Mt. of Olives cemetery

Sunday, December 24th, 2000

JERUSALEM (Deccember 24) – Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert charged on Friday that Israel had agreed to give the Palestinians full sovereignty over the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives in addition to control over the Temple Mount as part of a final peace agreement. “We have also agreed to give the Palestinians full sovereignty […]


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The Coddling of Arafat

Saturday, December 23rd, 2000

Israelis have good reason to be suspicious when Yasser Arafat calls for U.N. intervention to “protect” his people from Israel. The Palestinian leader, despite his violent career, has always enjoyed preferential treatment at the world body, even as the U.N. consistently shows antipathy toward Israel. But this isn’t just a preference for the “freedom fighter” […]


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Eyewitness Report on the New Palestinian Intifada

Thursday, December 21st, 2000

Almost from the moment KLM flight # 462 took off from Tel Aviv on December 10, carrying interfaith members of Bridges for Peace Solidarity Mission back home to the US, we began to receive propaganda and distorted accounts refuting what we had just witnessed with our own eyes. The BBC World News report of the […]


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Intifada II: What the U.S. Should Do

Thursday, December 21st, 2000

For decades, the United States has pursued a fairly consistent policy toward the Arab-Israel conflict: help Israel be strong while pressuring it to make concessions. So ingrained has this dual approach become that it is hardly noticed. Everyone expects Washington to provide financial aid to Israel, sell it high-technology armaments, and support it diplomatically in […]


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