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Monthly Archives: February 2005

Why the IDF Chief of Staff was Fired

It took barely an hour following the start of this week's Knesset (Israel's parliament)Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting to figure out that its guest speaker, Israel Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, had quickly become...

Beneath the Moderate Veneer

"If anyone deserves to be given a chance, this is the guy." So declared Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, referring to PA Chair Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen), in an address just this past...

Incitement Against the Israeli Prime Minister Emanating from Israeli Intelligence

Here is the translated article in question: The Police's Champagne Ma'ariv, February 21st, 2005 by Kalman Liebeskind A police intelligence source who is active in extreme right-wing groups in Israel, and who hands over information to the Judea...

People in Pain

"Do you think it is psychosomatic?" I asked the doctor. "I have a persistent cough. Yes, I had had a high fever, but now it's this cough." "Your lungs are clear" the doctor said. "Take...

Israel’s Peres Under Investigation for Role in Funds Tied to Palestinian Authority

JERUSALEM - Israel's Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres is being investigated for alleged involvement in a private technology fund coordinated with the Palestinian Authority while he was a government minister -- a move some...

Prime minister used supposed Bush promise to justify Gaza withdrawal

JERUSALEM - The U.S. has denied a claim, used by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to justify plans to withdraw Jewish settlements from Gaza this summer, that the Bush administration has reached an agreement...

Olmert Distorts Reality of Israel’s Northern Border For Visiting Jewish Organizations

On February 18th, 2005, during a public presentation for the annual Jerusalem meeting of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations from North America, Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pointed to Israel's...

PHRMG: Does Abbas have the Right to Execute his People?

Press Release February 17, 2005 Does Abbas have the Right to Execute his People? On Monday, February 14, 2005, Sakher Bseso, the governor of Gaza, announced that President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has transferred 51 civil and...

Arafat’s Secret Financial Affairs

Yassir Arafat's triumphant return to Gaza on July 1 1994 heralded an era of hope for Palestinians. Under the interim Oslo accords with Israel, the new Palestinian Authority won a five-year period of self-rule...

Why is the US Throwing Money at Abbas Without Conditions?

It's as if the Bush Administration has learned little from the tragic mistakes of the last eleven years of the failed Oslo process. The U.S. is again preparing to provide massive amounts of funds...