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Monthly Archives: November 2006

The ever-predictable UN Human Rights Council

When the UN Human Rights Council on Friday hears from its commission of inquiry on "the systematic targeting and killings of civilians by Israel in Lebanon" -- whose report is now online -- there...

U.S. Pressured Israel To Halt Missile Strikes On Palestinians

"(Prime Minister) Olmert was first told of the cease-fire proposal when he came to Washington earlier this month," the official said. "Last week, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called Olmert and said she expected an end to Israeli military operations."

Prelude to War: Anatomy of a non-ceasefire

Israel and the Palestinians pulled back from full-scale war in Gaza on Sunday (November 26), agreeing to a "ceasefire" agreement that officials here say may end up being nothing less than a prelude to...

Official Israel Foreign Minister’s commissioned study:: No solution to rocket threat if withdrawal takes...

The committee set up to evaluate the idea of a unilateral withdrawal from most of the West Bank presented senior political officials with its report in which they raised legal, security and economic difficulties...

Covering JFK’s Funeral: More than Four Decades Later

When you undergo a traumatic experience, especially at a young age, you remember finite details of that experience for the rest of your life. When a nation undergoes a traumatic experience, everyone shares in...

Palestinian-Israeli “Ceasefire” Already A Dud

Israel and the Palestinian Authority began a "ceasefire" Sunday morning that was highly unusual in several ways: • The Hamas terror organization promised immediately that it would use the respite to continue weapons smuggling and...

PA press release: Insist on Right of Retrurn and Jerusalerm

Spokesperson of Presidency: We Need Serious Negotiations and Actions not only Words http://wafa.ps/english/body.asp?id=8665 GAZA, November 27, 2006 - Spokesperson of the Presidency, Nabil abu Rdaina, said Monday that any political negotiation with Israel must depend...

Background: In absence of continuous rocket fire…

In the absence of continuous rocket fire, it should be fairly easy for Prime Minister Olmert's team to adopt the "three monkey mode" (hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil) towards large...

Israel Foreign Ministry Blasts Head of UNRWA

Israel blasts UNRWA head's Kassam remark 23 November 2006 The commissioner-general's words do not contribute to the cessation of terrorism, which is the key to improving the living conditions of the Palestinian population. (Communicated by the...

THANK YOU, KAREN ABU ZAYD – Palestinian response to UNRWA Head

There is so much in our Palestinian reality that requires writing about, particularly the political behavior-which can only be understood through the science of psychology and not the science of politics-relating to the formation...