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  • Obama won't deal with Hamas, 'Jerusalem Post' told

    01/10/2009 12:50:51 PM PST · by Free America52 · 12 replies · 507+ views
    Jersualem Post ^ | 01/10/2008 | Free America
    The incoming Obama administration will not abandon US President George W. Bush's doctrine of isolating Hamas, the chief national security spokesperson of the Obama transition team has told The Jerusalem Post. The next US president will not break the policy of isolating Hamas, an Obama spokesperson told The Jerusalem Post. US President-elect Barack Obama "has repeatedly stated that he believes that Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to Israel's destruction, and that we should not deal with them until they recognize Israel, renounce violence, and abide by past agreements," said Brooke Anderson in a statement to the Post.
  • Abbas: Israel Must Accept Egyptian Plan to End Gaza Fighting (Or what?)

    01/10/2009 5:01:42 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 551+ views
    fox news ^ | 1/10/2009 | fox news
    The Palestinian Authority president urged both Israel and Hamas to agree to an Egypt-brokered truce Saturday, but he singled out the Jewish state, saying it would be responsible for a "waterfall of blood" if it didn't accept the deal. Mahmoud Abbas is in Cairo Saturday for talks with Egyptian officials on a truce to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip, now in its 15th day. In a news conference Saturday in Cairo after meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Mahmoud Abbas also stressed that there was no time to waste in ending the bloodshed in Gaza, home to 1.4...
  • No tears for Hamas leader in Ramallah

    01/01/2009 9:23:45 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 12 replies · 736+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan 2, 2009 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Nizar Rayyan, the Hamas military commander who was killed in Thursday's air raid on his home in the Jabalya refugee camp, was a sworn enemy not only of Israel, but also of the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahmoud Abbas. Rayyan, who had four wives and a dozen children, led the Hamas militiamen who defeated Abbas's security forces in the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2007. He is the third most senior Hamas leader to be killed by Israel, after the targeted killings of Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in March 2004 and his successor, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, a...
  • PA leader 'begged'Israel to hit Hamas

    12/28/2008 12:48:15 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 15 replies · 1,043+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 27, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    JAFFA, Israel – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his office today slammed as "barbaric" and "unnecessary" Israel's air strikes in Gaza, but according to top diplomatic sources in Jerusalem, Abbas for months now has been petitioning Israel to launch a massive military raid against his Hamas rivals in Gaza. The sources, speaking to WND on condition of anonymity, said Abbas and his top representatives have waged a quiet campaign for months asking the Israeli government to target Hamas in Gaza just before his term in office is scheduled to expire on Jan. 9. Hamas leaders have repeatedly warned they...
  • Indoctrinating Palestinian Children to Genocidal Hate

    12/22/2008 1:51:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 573+ views
    FRONTPAGE ^ | Monday, December 22, 2008 | Manfred Gerstenfeld
    In both the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas-ruled territory of Gaza there are carefully planned widespread campaigns of incitement of children. These lead to Palestinian children aspiring to be involved in terrorist actions. The following interview with the psychiatrist and pathologist Dr. Daphne Burdman examines the strongly held cultural beliefs that engender this incitement. Burdman was assistant clinical professor of pathology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. army MG: Can you tell us briefly how the process of incitement works? DB: In both the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas-ruled...
  • Fund The Palestinians? Bad Idea (Daniel Pipes: Funding Palestinians Encourages Extremism Alert)

    12/17/2007 9:53:01 PM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 188+ views ^ | 12/18/2007 | Daniel Pipes
    Lavishing funds on Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to achieve peace has been a mainstay of Western, including Israeli, policy since Hamas seized Gaza in June. But this open spigot has counterproductive results and urgently must be stopped. Some background: Paul Morro of the Congressional Research Service reports that, in 2006, the European Union and its member states gave US$815 million to the Palestinian Authority, while the United States sent it $468 million. When other donors are included, the total receipts come to about $1.5 billion. The windfall keeps growing. President George W. Bush requested a $410 million supplement...
  • Muslim Anti-Jewish Crusade Also Pursues Christians

    04/17/2007 9:01:46 PM PDT · by fishhound · 3 replies · 572+ views
    Arutz Sheva Isreali National News ^ | April 18, '07 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    ( Muslim fundamentalists, aligned with Al Qaeda, bombed a Christian bookstore and two Internet cafes in Gaza on Saturday following previous attacks on churches as part of its religious crusade to replace the secular Fatah faction. The "Sword of Islam" terrorist group took responsibility for the bombings of Internet cafes and music stores, which they consider an offense to the Muslim religion because they represent Western society. The same group has issued warnings to Gaza women not to hang out in Internet cafes. The Swords of Islam has bombed more than a dozen Internet cafes in several weeks and destroyed...
  • Genetic disorders in the Arab world

    11/24/2006 9:24:43 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 121 replies · 4,074+ views
    British Medical Journal ^ | October 21, 2006 | Lihadh Al-Gazali, Hanan Hamamy, Shaikha Al-Arrayad
    Available data suggest that genetic and congenital disorders are more common in Arab countries than in industrialised countries; recessively inherited disorders account for a substantial proportion of physical and mental handicap. Several factors may contribute to the high prevalence of genetically determined disorders: High consanguinity rates 25-60% of all marriages are consanguineous, and the rate of first cousin marriages is high. In addition, isolated subpopulations with a high level of inbreeding exist. Furthermore, in many parts of the Arab world the society is still tribal. This has made the epidemiology of genetic disorders complicated, as many families and tribal groups...
  • IDF tank shells kill 18 Palestinians in Gaza Strip ("Massacre"?)

    11/07/2006 11:17:42 PM PST · by Nextrush · 27 replies · 1,395+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11/08/2006 | Avi Issacharoff/Amos Harel/Staff/NewsAgencies
    Israel Defense Forces tank shells struck houses in the northern Gaza Strip early Wednesday, killing at least 18 Palestinians and wounding dozens of others. According to witnesses, the 18 victims, most of them women and children, died in their sleep. Khaled Radi, a Palestinian Health Ministry official, said all the dead were civilians. He said seven children and four women were among the dead. Radi also said a least 40 more were wounded, all civilians. Four hospitals are treating the wounded across Gaza. The Israeli military said it was not immediately aware of any shells being fired in the area....
  • Palestinians Demand Arab Involvement

    07/18/2006 12:01:23 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 51 replies · 1,426+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 18, 2006 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Enraged by the failure of the Arab countries to help Hizbullah and Hamas in their confrontation with Israel, one of the major Palestinian militias announced on Tuesday that it had recruited dozens of women to join the fight against Israel. Dressed in military fatigue and armed with rocket-propelled grenades and Kalashnikov rifles, the women were sent to march in the streets of Gaza City, chanting slogans in support of Hizbullah and Hamas and calling on all Arabs and Muslims to launch a war against Israel. Some of the women fired into the air as they passed near the offices of...
  • Bombs' Sway - The Palestinian Authority prescribes the death penalty for eating falafel.

    04/19/2006 11:40:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 509+ views
    Reason ^ | April 19, 2006 | Jacob Sullum
    The day after I visited my niece in Tel Aviv, a young man named Sami Hamad blew himself up at a restaurant there. I had no particular reason to think my niece was anywhere near Mayor's Falafel at 1:30 p.m., but I called her anyway, just to make sure. She was on her way to a concert in Jerusalem. Others calls that day resulted not in reassurance but in concern escalating to panic and culminating in grief. Hamad, who was from the West Bank village of al-Gharakah, killed nine people who were working in the restaurant, waiting in line for...
  • Russia: Hamas may support 'road map'

    03/08/2006 10:04:55 AM PST · by Crackingham · 1 replies · 237+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 3/8/6
    Russia said Tuesday that Hamas could consider supporting the "road map" as well as a land-for-peace Arab proposal, while President Mahmoud Abbas said that he opposed the creation of a Palestinian state with temporary borders and further unilateral withdrawals. Stepping up pressure on Hamas, Israeli leaders warned they'd assassinate the incoming Palestinian prime minister and other Hamas politicians if the Islamic group resumes attacks. With Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at his side, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov defended Russia's invitation to Hamas to visit Moscow, saying it was important that the Quartet position be conveyed directly to the Palestinian...
  • Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Ramallah Area

    02/07/2006 5:15:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Feb 07, '06 | Scott Shiloh
    Three weeks ago, Israeli police found a mosaic floor in an Arab car. The Antiquities Authority has confirmed that the floor be belongs to a previously undiscovered synagogue in the Ramallah area. Researchers from the Israeli Antiquities Authority believe that the mosaic formed part of an ancient synagogue floor because it contained depictions of Jewish symbols, such as the base of a menorah (a seven branched candelabrum), a lulav (palm branch), and dates. Another, no less interesting feature of the mosaic, are the words “Shalom (peace) on Israel” which are inscribed on it. At first, researchers thought the thieves had...
  • Jimmy Carter: At Least Hamas Isn't Corrupt [ Barf Alert ]

    01/29/2006 9:43:24 PM PST · by george76 · 140 replies · 5,438+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | January 28, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    When asked by the media for his thoughts on the Hamas triumph in the Palestinian parliamentary elections, former President Jimmy Carter replied that while they have a terrorist past, at least they're not corrupt. One of the complaints by many in the Middle East was the corruption within the Palestinian Authority and Yasser Arafat's Fatah Party. Arafat himself squirreled away millions of dollars from aid packages that were intended to help the Palestinian people. However, Carter's comment appears to dismiss the years of death and destruction perpetrated by Hamas on the Jewish State. One of the first statements made by...
  • Fatah officials say Hamas won PA elections

    01/25/2006 11:21:38 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 108 replies · 3,173+ views (Excerpt) ^ | January 26, 2006 | Amos Harel, Arnon Regular and Amira Hass
    Excerpt - Officials in the ruling Fatah Party said Thursday that Hamas captured a majority of seats in Palestinian legislative elections, shortly after the militant group claimed victory. The Fatah officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they expected Hamas to win about 70 seats, which would give the Islamists a majority in the 132-seat parliament. They spoke on condition of anonymity because counting in some districts was continuing. [snip]
  • Top Labor politician defects to Sharon's new party

    11/24/2005 4:46:48 AM PST · by Crackingham · 3 replies · 394+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 11/24/5
    A prominent politician from the moderate Labor Party joined Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new party Wednesday, the first such defection, adding impetus to a movement that could break a decades-long electoral stalemate over peace policies. The move by Cabinet minister without portfolio Haim Ramon came hours after President Moshe Katsav signed a decree for the dissolution of Parliament, paving the way for a general election on March 28. For procedural reasons, the order will only take effect on December 8. Sharon will stay on as prime minister until elections and should have a free hand to change his Cabinet before...
  • Al-Qaida raises its head in Gaza

    10/09/2005 7:20:35 PM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 4 replies · 252+ views
    Has al-Qaida started operating in the Gaza Strip? A leaflet distributed in Khan Yunis over the weekend by al-Qaida's "Palestine branch" announced that the terrorist group has begun working towards uniting the Muslims under one Islamic state. "The Muslim nation has been subjected, through various periods, to conspiracies by the infidels," the leaflet said. "[The infidels] have brought down the Islamic Caliphate, dividing the nation into small and weak states. They also managed to dilute the Islamic and character of the nation."
  • Palestinian parliament sets no-confidence vote on Gaza chaos

    09/19/2005 10:16:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 331+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/19
    The Palestinian parliament will debate a no-confidence motion against the government next week for failing to quell a wave of chaos in Gaza spurred by Israel's withdrawal, a legislator said on Monday. If passed the motion would force Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to name a new cabinet and heighten pressure on him to impose order in Gaza - seen as a proving ground for Palestinian hopes of statehood - in the run-up to long-delayed parliamentary elections set for January. Sixteen lawmakers, many from Abbas' Fatah movement, submitted a request last week to hold such a vote on September 26,...
  • Palestinian Authority executes four men

    06/12/2005 12:45:40 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 246+ views
    AP ^ | 6/12/5 | NAJIB ABU JOBEIN
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian authorities carried out their first executions since 2002 on Sunday, killing four convicted murderers in a campaign meant to halt a growing wave of lawlessness but which drew swift condemnation from human rights groups. The executions reflected the tough challenge that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas faces as he tries to impose law and order in the Palestinian areas. Abbas has made public order a top priority, but his forces have been severely weakened by internal rivalries, a lack of resources and years of fighting with Israel. Despite Abbas' efforts to revamp his security forces,...
  • Crisis in Palestinian Authority

    02/21/2005 3:30:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 431+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/21/5 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    A crisis erupted in the Palestinian Authority on Monday when Palestinian legislators attacked Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei, accusing him of retaining corrupt ministers and including only a few new faces in his new cabinet. Qurei was supposed to present the new lineup to the Palestinian Legislative Council on Monday for approval. However, the vote was delayed until Tuesday following a stormy debate during which many legislators threatened to vote against the proposed cabinet. "The government represented by the minister of the interior is committed to paying utmost sincerity and seriousness to the issue of security. We are determined to go...