Monthly Archives: October 2004

Have Americans Learned from 9/11?

As Americans pick a president, one key criterion is how the war on terror is going. Is George W. Bush correct in his positive view or John Kerry in his negative one? This same debate,...

Why can’t Israel hold one referendum on an issue affecting its Security?

American voters in 34 states will be voting this week on no less than 163 referendums and ballot initiatives, on issues from tobacco taxation to bear baiting. Why can t Israeli voters have one...

Professor Elmasry’s Broken Pledge to Allah

When Professor Elmasry a panelist on Canadian talk show "Michael Coren Live" answered Coren's question "Anyone and everyone in Israel - irrespective of gender-over the age of 18 is a valid target?" with, "Yes,...

Does the Israeli Intelligence Community Not Know About Arafat’s Condition?

What, if anything, did Israeli intelligence know in real time about Arafat's medical condition? This question has occupied high-ranking officials in Israel's intelligence community over the past few days, as well as cabinet and...

No “Disengagement”. Instead, A Program of PLO Empowerment

If you are like most members of the Knesset and the media, you probably never read it. That Sharon Plan received its first vote of confidence in Israel's Knesset on October 26th, 2004. Yet what is...

A Review of the New Palestinian Authority School Books

Well, Palestinian Arab children are in the midst of their sixth week of the school year. These school children are learning from new Palestinian Authority school books, made possible through grants made possible by...

Poll: Most of the israeli public thinks Sharon has no mandate for disengagement

Most of the Israeli public thinks that the prime minister has no mandate to carry out the disengagement plan and ought to obtain authorization by means of referendum before doing so. This emerges from a...

Disengagement: A Great Leap Sideways

Last week witnessed an unanticipated level and intensity of violence. It was reported that in ten days, 11 Israelis died at hands of Palestinian terrorists - 7 servicemen, 4 civilians. Nine of 11 were...

Israel plans fast-track anti-missile project

Israel has been examining the feasibility of a fast-track project to develop a system that could protect communities from short-range missile and rocket attacks. Officials said the Defense Ministry has sought options for the fast-track...

IDF Website Indicates that a Senior Hamas Operative Benefited from Immunity in the hands...

A Senior Hamas terrorist, responsible for the developing and the production of Qassam rockets killed in Gaza City. In an Israeli security forces operation in Gaza City, this evening (Thursday), October 21, 2004, the...