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A NEW VIEW OF TERRORISM

Friday, August 22nd, 2003

The old homily of “Whose Ox Is Being Gored?” seems applicable at this sad moment. We hear Kofi Annan speaking in somber tones about the U.N. headquarters being hit by a suicide bomber and the loss of a valuable and most decent man, special envoy, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Is this the wake-up call for […]


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ZOA: Bush Should Cut Ties to PA, Support Israeli Action, and Send FBI to Arrest Palestinian Arab Killers of Americans

Friday, August 22nd, 2003

NEW YORK- In response to the Palestinian Arab massacre of 20 Jews on a Jerusalem bus –including five American citizens– the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is urging the Bush administration to cut off all negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), halt U.S. financial aid to the PA, and support strong Israeli military action against […]


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Israel Responds to Massacre – and Hamas Declares End to Hudna

Friday, August 22nd, 2003

The hudna – a temporary ceasefire by Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists so that they could regroup and rearm while Israel reduces its anti-terror efforts – has ended. So announced Hamas today, following the killing this afternoon of a top member of the Hamas leadership. It should be noted that even though a Hamas terrorist […]


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ZOA Protests U.S. Pressure on Israel to Stop Dismantling Illegal Arab Houses in Jerusalem

Thursday, August 21st, 2003

New York – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has strongly protested the Bush administration’s pressure on Israel to stop dismantling illegal Arab houses in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Post reports (Aug. 18, 2003) that “diplomats from the U.S. consulate met recently with Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupotianski to express their deep concern at the increase in […]


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Israel Responds

Thursday, August 21st, 2003

In reaction to the terrorist bombing in Jerusalem, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz announced a complete closure on all Palestinian Authority areas, beginning last night (Tuesday). He and Prime Minister Sharon had earlier decided to freeze all further steps in the diplomatic process initiated with the PA, especially the transfer of Kalkilye and Jericho that had […]


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Al-Qa’ida Claims Responsibility for Last Week’s Blackout

Thursday, August 21st, 2003

Al-Qa’ida’s Abu Hafs Brigades has claimed responsibility for “Operation Quick Lightning in the Land of the Tyrant of this Generation,” referring to the blackout last week in the Northeast and Midwest United States. A communiqué by the Abu Hafs Brigades was published at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/abubanan2/message/330. This is the third communiqué by the “Brigades” that is being […]


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Differing Takes On Bush-Abbas

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003

How went the Bush-Abbas meeting at the White House last Friday? Depends on whom or what you read. Most newspapers highlighted Bush’s criticism of Israel’s security wall while relegating to secondary status the president’s sharp words to Abbas about the necessity of halting Palestinian terror. A random sampling: Though the Boston Globe trumpeted its piece […]


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The Jewish Temple

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003

Islamic officials in Jerusalem now contend the Temple Mount has no connection to the First and Second Temples referenced in the Bible. For instance, Palestinian Authority Mufti Ikrima Sabri told a German publication just last week, “There is not [even] the smallest indication of the existence of a Jewish temple on this place in the […]


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Death Toll in Jerusalem: Close to 20

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003

The death toll has reached at least 15, and possibly 18, in tonight’s horrific bus bombing in Jerusalem. A terrorist dressed as a hareidi or hassidic Jew boarded the bus that had come from the Western Wall, and detonated his powerful explosive amidst the many passengers packed together. Approximately 40 children are among the over […]


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Prisoner Releases From Hell

Tuesday, August 19th, 2003

There`s a well-known story the late Rabbi Meir Kahane used to relish telling: In 1985, Israel’s Shamir government carried out a prisoner exchange with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, releasing 1,150 Arabs incarcerated for terrorist activities against Israelis in exchange for three Israeli soldiers. All the “Palestinian revolutionaries” had signed agreements […]


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