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Katif: Israel Pays to Clear Debris, Expellees Meet With Katzav

Monday, December 26th, 2005

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) was asked to undertake the rehabilitation project of what was Gush Katif by the Government of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the Quartet. With more than 1.2 million tons of debris and rubble to be cleared and recycled, the project will cost US $24.7 million – underwritten totally by […]


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Column One: The Likud’s strategy

Monday, December 26th, 2005

This past week Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Kadima electoral list suffered two major setbacks. Taken together, the blows present the Likud with its first realistic chance to make a significant dent in public support for Kadima and to move much of that support to the Likud. The first blow came with MK Binyamin Netanyahu’s election […]


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Palestinian Authority Criticizes U.S. House Of Representatives On Threat To Withhold Funds If Hamas Takes Part In Elections

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA) has criticized the US House of Representatives for threatening the PA with a loss of funding should the Islamist terrorist organization Hamas participate in the Palestinian legislative elections in January. The House resolution passed last Friday called for the PA to require all groups running in the elections to disarm […]


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Kassams Continue Apace Despite Withdrawal from Gaza

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

After a month of post-withdrawal quiet, there were 62 Kassam attacks in September (all in the second half of the month), 16 in October, 29 in November, and 49 so far this month. In total, then, there were 156 rockets since Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from Gaza this past August. Over 80 more Gaza-fired Kassams landed […]


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Ratzon: Bid to thwart Feiglin rise in Likud is ‘witch hunt’

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Likud MK Michael Ratzon attacked newly elected party leader Benjamin Netanyahu late Wednesday over his plan to change the Likud charter in an effort to exclude far-right activist Moshe Feiglin from running for a place on the party’s Knesset list next month. Netanyahu wants to keep out Feiglin, the head of the far-right Jewish Leadership […]


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Aumann receives Nobel Prize

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Hebrew University professor Israel Aumann accepts Nobel Prize for Economics in Stockholm ceremony Saturday evening along with Thomas Schelling for advancing understanding of conflict through game theory Ynet Israeli pride: Professor Israel (Robert) Aumann of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University has accepted the Nobel Prize in Economics in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday evening. Aumann’s excited family members were […]


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Column one: Privatizing foreign policy

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

John Bolton, America’s ambassador to the United Nations, may very well be Israel’s greatest friend in the US government. Last Sunday, in a glittering ballroom at a New York hotel, Bolton gave the keynote speech at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner. Bolton’s address was refreshingly blunt. He pulled no punches in his criticism […]


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Israel to Pay U.N. $25 Million for Removal of Gush Katif Ruins

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

(IsraelNN.com) Israel has agreed to pay the United Nations $25 million for Palestinian Authority (PA) contractors to remove the debris from the destruction of buildings that once housed the Gush Katif and northern Gaza Jewish communities. The PA also will receive the debris without payment and use it as fill for construction projects. Israel’s spokesman […]


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GREEN PARTY ANTI ISRAEL RESOLUTION CONDEMNED

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

FORMER GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SAYS US GREEN PARTY ANTI-ISRAEL RESOLUTION DESTROYS PARTY CREDIBILITY; URGES IMMEDIATE RETRACTION Lorna Salzman, a 2004 candidate for the US Green Party’s presidential nomination and member of the NYS GP State Committee, says the US Green Party has allowed leftist extremists to dictate the party’s national policies. A resolution that […]


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Spielberg and Kushner Smear Israel

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

by Andrea Levin, Executive Director, CAMERA December 19, 2005 Steven Spielberg and an army of well-paid consultants and spinmeisters are pulling out all the stops to promote Munich and fend off damaging criticism of the movie about the murder of Israeli Olympic athletes and the effort to track down the crime’s masterminds. The campaign has […]


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