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The Body Count

Friday, March 30th, 2001

Granting that death is never to be taken lightly, we are more than concerned about the “body count” that inevitably appears in newspapers describing the Palestinian war against Israel. The “count” shows many more Palestinians than Israelis killed; hence the assumption that Israel is the aggressor. But just as the “body count” was an unhelpful […]


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Down and Out in Palestine

Friday, March 30th, 2001

Any attempt of the Bush administration to restart the peace process in the Middle East must first, recognize why the Palestinian economy is on the brink of collapse. According to surveys by the research center of the Israeli Yad Tabenkin, the West Bank per capita gross domestic product (GDP) before the Oslo accord in 1993 […]


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Letter from Sara #2

Wednesday, March 28th, 2001

Our community, Kfar Darom, is home to forty young growing families. During the day we also host 25-30 students who learn in the village Kollel Tal-Orot. Kfar Darom was first established in 1946 as one of the eleven points in the Negev. It proved to be strategically vital to the country when is succeeded in […]


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Nasrallah Says Hizbullah Must Stay in South

Wednesday, March 28th, 2001

Hizbullah terrorist organization Secretary-General Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said in Lebanon this week that presence of "Lebanese Islamic Resistant Forces" along the Lebanese border with Israel is necessary for the country. So reports Iran´s official IRNA news agency. According to the terrorist leader, Lebanon´s national interests mandated that Hizbullah remain near the border "along with their […]


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Jerusalem Legislation

Tuesday, March 27th, 2001

To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Ontroduced in the House) HR 598 IH 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 598 To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 13, […]


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Arab Voices For Change and Progress

Tuesday, March 27th, 2001

Columnist Hazem Saghia writes in the London based Arabic daily Al-Hayat on February 28, 2001: [We in] the Middle East are under the illusion that the world waits for us and will wait for us forever. So we can take our time as well as others since time is on our side and the future […]


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Land for What?

Monday, March 26th, 2001

This policy prompted Israel to take a series of steps which struck some observers as bold and others as fool-hardy: to the Palestinians it offered a state, complete with Jerusalem as its capital and sovereignty over the Temple Mount. To the Syrians, it offered full control over the Golan Heights. To Lebanon, it not only […]


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Arik and George

Sunday, March 25th, 2001

WASHINGTON – President Bush recalled the helicopter tour of the West Bank given him by Ariel Sharon three years ago. The Israeli prime minister, who knows every ridge and wadi of Judea and Samaria, smiled ruefully and said that such a low-flying tour was not possible these days because the chopper would be vulnerable to […]


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Two Important New Letters Need Senate and House Signatures.

Sunday, March 25th, 2001

Both letters ask the president to reassess U.S. relations with the Palestinians because of Palestinian violence against Israelis. It is extremely important that you read these letters and call your Congressman and two senators asking that they sign the letter. To reach offices of all senators and congressmen: Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard: 202 224 […]


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The Egyptian Press and Colin Powell, Part II

Sunday, March 25th, 2001

In the March 5, 2001 Special Dispatch No. 192, “Egyptian Media’s Account of Powell’s Visit,” MEMRI reported on the harsh criticism from government sponsored newspapers directed at US Secretary of State Colin Powell following his first visit to the Middle East. (1) The Egyptian press, now including the opposition press, continues its attacks on Powell, […]


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