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Greeting Sharon

Monday, February 19th, 2001

For a taste of the near-apocalyptic media reaction to the election of Ariel Sharon as Israels prime mister, we go first to England, where raw and unvarnished anti-Israel bias in much of the mainstream press is as reliable as the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Reuters predictably headlined a post-election report “Sharon Win […]


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Ariel Sharon: The Facts

Monday, February 19th, 2001

Ariel (“Arik”) Sharon, General (Reserves); born in Israel in 1929, in Moshav Kfar Malal. In 1942, joined the “Hagana.” At the start of the Independence War in 1948, Sharon was a battalion commander. In the midst of the war he was wounded in Latrun, in a battle to open the road to Jerusalem. At the […]


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After Barak: Benign Neglect

Sunday, February 18th, 2001

His manic diplomact failed spectacularly, bu creatively. It called Arafat’s bluff about peace. Charles de Gaulle, lamenting the factousness of the French, famously wondered, “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” De Gaulle should have tried dealing with the Israelis. Israel, which more than a dozen feauding parties, is a […]


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Iraq may have two Nukes

Sunday, February 18th, 2001

For the second time within the past 12 months a high ranking military defector from Iraq is claiming that Saddam Hussein has completed a top secret nuclear weapons project, which may have yeilded at least two operational atomic bombs. According to the London Sunday Telegraph, the latest defector, who is a military engineer, fled from […]


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Thank House Members for Their Support

Sunday, February 18th, 2001

The House voted by an overwhelming 410 to 1 margin in favor of HOuse Resolution 34, a resolution offered by Reps Henry Hyde (R-IL) Tom Lantux (D-CA), Ben Gilman (R-NY), and Eric Cantor (R-VA). The legislation congratualtes Prime Minister – elect Ariel Sharon on his recent election and restates the United States’ Commitment to a […]


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Peace with Syria: No Margin for Error

Friday, February 16th, 2001

Trading vital strategic tangible assets for a piece of paper backed by intangible, reversible collaterals, offered by a tyrant who is supposed to start behaving in a way he never did before – how would a normal (US) businessman handle such a proposal? 1. A Cause For Concern: The Assymetries 1.1 Under the emotional impact […]


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Conference: Beyond the Arab-Israel Conflict

Friday, February 16th, 2001

Throughout the 1990s, American diplomacy in the Middle East was focused on the Arab-Israel conflict. While politically sensible, the regional political and military issues that concern the United States have a broader scope. The new administration faces Iran’s acquisition of nuclear technology from Russia and its support of terrorism against Western interests; unfinished business in […]


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Israel’s Voters Reject Policy Of Giving Jewish Land For Arafat’s Worthless Promises

Thursday, February 15th, 2001

NEW YORK- Electing Ariel Sharon prime minister by a 63% to 37% landslide, the overwhelming majority of Israeli voters have repudiated the policy of giving away Jewish land in exchange for Yasir Arafat’s worthless promises, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) said in a statement. ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said: “Ariel Sharon’s landslide […]


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Morgan Stanley’s February 12, 2001 research division report on Israel.

Thursday, February 15th, 2001

Israel’s high tech industries are relatively immune to the IT crisis. “We are very optimistic about Israel’s long term growth and development prospects.” Morgan Stanley ranks Israel, along with the US, the UK and Sweden, as Low Risk countries when it comes to the recession of the IT sector (Israel 19% risk, compared with Singapore […]


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More Arab Attacks Throughout Israel

Wednesday, February 14th, 2001

GAZA – Israeli attack helicopters have assassinated a commander in the praetorian guard of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat. The target was Lt. Col. Masoud Ayad, an officer in Arafat’s Force 17. Ayad’s car was struck by an anti-aircraft missile fired by an Israeli assault helicopter in northern Gaza City on Tuesday morning. Witnesses said […]


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