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Why the Calm in Israel?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2004

Stories from the major press plus a note from an Israeli source provide food for thought. It has been just over three months since Palestinian suicide bombers last struck inside Israel – the longest such lull in more than three years. Almost everyone has a theory… the barrier Israel is erecting in the West Bank, […]


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Two More Rockets Strike as PM Sharon Visits Sderot

Wednesday, June 30th, 2004

PM Sharon paid a visit to the town of Sderot today and pledged to prevent further Kassam rocket attacks on its residents. Ironically, the Prime Minister was then promptly hustled toward shelter due to a renewed barrage of rockets falling on the town which is within Israels pre-1967 borders. Sharon’s tour was not announced in […]


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PM Sharon: “Are You Naive? Of Course Disengagement Plan To Be Carried Out”

Wednesday, June 30th, 2004

The Prime Minister’s appearance at the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee yesterday was a milestone in the “progress” of the disengagement plan. He told the committee that those residents of Gush Katif and northern Shomron who wish to leave their homes could begin receiving compensation as soon as today. MK Sha’ul Yahalom of the […]


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Two Killed In Rocket Attack On Sderot

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004

Two people were killed – a 49-year-old man and his four-year-old grandchild – and at least 14 injured this morning at about 8:30am when terrorists from Gaza launched two Kassam rockets into the city of Sderot in southern Israel. The victims have been identified as Mordechai Yosefov, of Sderot, and Mordechai’s grandson, Afik Zahavi. Afik […]


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Neocons still in control

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004

Neoconservatism is finished. According to the conventional wisdom, the Pentagon’s top neocons — Paul D. Wolfowitz, Douglas J. Feith and William J. Luti — have been discredited by the insurgency in Iraq, Abu Ghraib and growing public discontent with the war. The United Nations has been invited back — begged, really — while the organization’s […]


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Annan: Jews must feel UN is their home

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004

UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the world organization’s first-ever seminar on anti-Semitism on Monday that Jews must feel “the United Nations is their home.” Author Elie Wiesel, a Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, told the seminar that he thought anti-Semitism had died at Auschwitz. However, he said, it has turned out that […]


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6 IDF soldiers hurt in attack on Gaza army post

Monday, June 28th, 2004

Six Israel Defense Forces soldiers were wounded Sunday evening, one critically, after a huge explosion went off at a tunnel beneath an army outpostat the Gush Katif junction in the Gaza Strip. A few hours later, Israel launched two separate missile strikes at metal workshops in Gaza City early Monday. No major injuries were reported. […]


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Fiction displaces facts in Palestine

Monday, June 28th, 2004

I am an Israeli but I also regard myself as a Palestinian – a Jewish Palestinian. My father was born and raised in Palestine as was his father, grandfather, great grandfather and so on for many generations. In fact the Bregmans have lived on this land – first Palestine then Israel – since around 1754. […]


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Faces of American Islam

Monday, June 28th, 2004

Our respective bookshelves groan under the weight of books bearing titles like Islam and the West, The Future of Islam and the West, and The Islamic World and the West. What is striking about these books – all quite recently written and published – is the anachronism of their geographic premise. With millions of Muslims […]


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Yeshiva Students Targeted By Arab Kidnappers

Sunday, June 27th, 2004

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Tzfat (Safed), told Arutz-7 that the incident proves the danger from local hostile Arabs to be greater than originally thought. The incident, as reported in the weekly B’sha’ah Tovah magazine, took place several days ago, when a group of yeshiva (seminary) students from America studying in Jerusalem made […]


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