Monthly Archives: June 2002

Confession of an Israeli analyst of Islam and Arab statecraft: I believe Arafat

On May 15, 2002, Yasir Arafat addressed the Palestinian Legislative Council in Ramalla. The occasion was the 54th anniversary of the Nakba ("the disaster" of Palestine, i.e. the establishment of the State of Israel...

Palestinian Authority Official Rejects Idea of a Provisional State

Yasser Abed Rabbo: Special Ministerial Committee to Present 100-Day plan to President Arafat - "Any declaration of a Palestinian state before Israeli withdrawal effectively consolidates the occupation and the present status quo" www.palestine-pmc.com/statments/2002/june/stat-15-6-02.html June 15, 2002 Palestine Media...

Dr. Yossi Beillin: Israel’s Shadow Foreign Minister? To Whom is Beillin Beholden?

On June 2, 2002, Dr. Yossi Beillin called a rally to launched his new movement - "Shachar", which will undoubtedly represent a continuation of Beillin's activities in the ECF - the Economic Cooperation Foundation. ECF...

The Fence on the Green Line: How Ridiculous

"This has no political significance," the wolf told Little Red Hiding Hood, "it's just a security fence, a barrier on the seamline to stop terrorists, just like the one in the Gaza Strip." Nonsense. If...

UJC Reverses Policy Over the Green Line

After 35 years of confining its Israel-designated funds to within the Green Line, the primary fund-raising arm for the American Jewish community has changed its policy. In an historic move, the board of trustees...

Minn Star Tribune Admits Errors in Coverage of Alleged Massacre in Jenin

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, - After weeks of controversy over its Middle East coverage, the Minneapolis Star Tribune has acknowledged that its handling of May news reports about a Jenin "massacre" was, in the words of...

“When I Heard My Son Died I Was Happy, Proud”

There is a new, shocking and unprecedented phenomenon among the families of the Palestinian shahids. Um-Nidal, the mother of Mohammed Farahat, 17, who perpetrated the suicide attack in Atzmona in which five yeshiva students were...

CNN: The Difference Between CNN Europe and CNN USA

This is a copy of letter I sent to Jerrold Kessel at CNN, jerrold.kessel@turner.com, 6/5/02 Dear Mr. Kessel, I would like to bring to your attention more of the disturbing, growing = media bias existing in...

Israel’s Peculiar Position

The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and...

CNN Statement Concerning the Interview with the Keinan Family

CNN deeply regrets any extra anguish the Keinan family has suffered as a result of CNN's broadcast Friday night. The Keinan family did two interviews with CNN on Friday. The first interview was broadcast live...