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Holocaust Memorial Day in Gush Katif

Tuesday, April 24th, 2001

Since we don’t yet have a food store in Kfar Darom, and people don’t want to live only on the delicious lettuce and greens which the farmers in our community grow, we have to buy our food elsewhere. Many of the larger families buy their goods in the cities nearby, while smaller families, like ours […]


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Trouble in the Holy Land

Tuesday, April 24th, 2001

Ex-NSA op blows whistle in 73 killings of American diplomats in Sudan embassy On Feb. 28, 1973, James J. Welsh, the National Security Agency’s Palestinian analyst, was summoned by a colleague about a communication intercepted from Yasser Arafat involving an imminent Black September operation in Khartoum, Sudan. Within minutes, Welsh recalls, the director of the […]


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Israel’s Military Response – “Powell Doctrine” Lite!

Monday, April 23rd, 2001

SECRETARY OF STATE POWELL’s spokesman, Boucher (April 17, 2001): “The hostilities last night in Gaza were precipitated by the provocative Palestinian mortar attacks on Israel. The Israeli response was excessive and disproportionate.” REALLY??? THE POWELL DOCTRINE: Deployment of a disproportionate military power, in order to pound the enemy into submission. “‘The biggest s.o.b. on the […]


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Does the new PLO Entity Recognize Israel?

Sunday, April 22nd, 2001

At a staff meeting in September 1993, our news agency, whose purpose it is to provide continuing factual coverage for the foreign media, made a policy decision: to find out firsthand how the new Palestinian Arab entity would view Israel, and to determine if their recognition of Israel would indeed be real. We raised funds […]


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Ben-Ami’s Camp David Diaries – Part I

Sunday, April 22nd, 2001

Shlomo Ben-Ami was Israel’s top negotiator during the July 2000 Camp David summit. There has been much speculation and analysis about the reasons for the summit’s failure. However, first-hand accounts of what went on behind closed doors have been limited. Ben-Ami, who is a history professor and whose performance at Camp David advanced him to […]


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Ties with Israel – What’s In It for the US?!

Friday, April 20th, 2001

US-Israel People-to-People relations do not evolve around the Oslo Process, but rather around Shared values, Joint regional interests and Mutual regional threats. Israel has been a democratic, able, willing and efficient ally in the context of conflicts between the US and radical regimes, irrespective of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Mideast radicals have viewed the US as […]


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Sharon Pledges To Keep Yesha and Golan

Friday, April 20th, 2001

Perhaps in an effort to assuage the fears of those who anticipate a renewal of negotations with the PLO, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says he will not uproot any Jewish communities in the context of a future diplomatic deal with the Arabs. In an exclusive interview with Ha’aretz newspaper, Sharon said: ” I do not […]


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Holocaust testimony comes to light

Thursday, April 19th, 2001

Survivor, 85, makes translation his mission Mark Swiatlo, 85, of Boca Raton, curator of Florida Atlantic University’s Judaica Collection is a storyteller. He has about 7,300 stories that he is determined to tell. “These testimonies are given by survivors of the Holocaust as early as 1944,” said Swiatlo, who is also a survivor. “They are […]


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Muslim Criticism of the Use of Children in the Intifada

Thursday, April 19th, 2001

The London based daily Al-Hayat published a letter by S’ud Ibn Muhammad Al-‘Aqili, from the King Fahd National Library in Saudi Arabia, which condemned the Palestinian Authority’s use of children in the Intifada. Following are excerpts from the letter: “It is difficult for me to talk about this subject while [Muslim] clerics keep silent and […]


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UNESCO Envoy To Inspect Temple, Mount Construction I Bv Wakf

Wednesday, April 18th, 2001

(JPFS) At Israel’s request, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is sending a special envoy to Jerusalem to investigate the reports of Islamic Wakf construction work on the Temple Mount, a UNESCO official confirmed this week. The envoy, Prof Oleg Grabar of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, said he […]


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