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What is Happening on the Temple Mount – Tisha B’av 5761?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2001

Members of the “Committee to Prevent Archaeological Destruction on the Temple Mount” include A. B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz and S. Yizhar, former justices Meir Shamgar and Miriam Ben-Porat, as well as many archaeologists. The committee constantly passes on reports about a continuing destruction of antiquities on the mount. Some of the reports have been confirmed, […]


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Boycott UN Conference: Zionism is Not Racism

Monday, July 30th, 2001

On August 31st, the United Nations will hold a conference against racism in Durban, South Africa. The latest draft of a declaration up for adoption by the conference includes references to Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians as a “crime against humanity” and revives the classification of Zionism as a “movement which is based on racial […]


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Is Zionism racism?

Monday, July 30th, 2001

Once again the United Nations prepares to equate Zionism, the movement for a Jewish homeland, with racism. On Aug. 31, the U.N. is holding a conference on racism in Durban, South Africa, in which there will be calls for labeling Israel as a nation involved in ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. We’ve been down […]


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Bush & the Mideast: Clinton Redux?

Sunday, July 29th, 2001

George W. Bush, who during the election campaign went out of his way to insist that he would not repeat Bill Clinton’s mistakes in the Middle East, appears to be well on his way to repeating them. After chiding Clinton for becoming too involved in the details of Mideast diplomacy, Bush has bowed to the […]


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U.N.’s pastime: Bashing Israel

Sunday, July 29th, 2001

Jewish delegates were forbidden to attend a U.N. meeting. JERUSALEM — When the United Nations was established in 1945, it had 51 member states; today it has 189. This dramatic membership increase is the result of a process of decolonization that began in the 1950s and led to the emergence of new nations. This development […]


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Shavuot In Baghdad In 1941 (The Farhod)

Friday, July 27th, 2001

In June 2 and 3, 1941, a pro-Nazi pogrom (farhod) was perpetrated against the Jewish community of Baghdad with 900 Jews killed, thousands injured, and millions of dollars in property looted, burned and destroyed. Many of the dead were not identified and were buried in a mass grave. This is a personal memoir of what […]


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Arafat, Palestine and Hamas: A Surprising Relationship

Friday, July 27th, 2001

More often than not, when you hear a news report of an Arab terror attack in Israel, the news reporter will say that this attack was the result of Islamic extremists, whether they are from the Hamas or the Islamic Jihad. The announcer usually declares – deadpan – that Arafat’s agencies, the PLO (Palestine Liberation […]


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Palestinian Authority Threatened by Violent Infighting

Thursday, July 26th, 2001

25 July: At 8:30 am (local time), Wednesday morning,Radio Palestine suddenly interrupted its regular broadcasts for a solemn announcement: All the forces (guilty of) assailing national unity at this moment of fateful struggle should understand the fearful responsibility they bear in determining the destiny of the Palestinian people.â?? Picture: Outside Mussa Arafatâ??s home in Gaza […]


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More than ever, East Jerusalem is in Palestinian hands

Wednesday, July 25th, 2001

Last Thursday, East Jerusalem Arabs went on strike for the day. Streets were empty, shops shuttered, schools and public institutions were closed. Arab taxis and buses disappeared from the streets. With all the violence in the territories, few noticed the strike. Even the Palestinian news media gave it only cursory attention. The strike was organized […]


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Petition for Israel’s Kidnapped and Missing Soldiers
Eight Israeli Families Need Your Help

Wednesday, July 25th, 2001

On October 7th, 2000, Hizbullah terrorists, in a clear cut violation of International law, crossed the Lebanese border into Israel and kidnapped three Israeli soldiers. The soldiers – Adi Avitan, Binyamin Avraham and Omer Souad — are being held in Lebanon. On October 15, 2000, Hizbullah announced that another Israeli citizen, 54 year old Elchanan […]


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