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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Fatah Conference: August 2009: A Major Opportunity Denied

Many well-informed persons are unaware of this Fatah constitution. And many of those who are familiar with it believe it is an anachronism: That is, as Fatah itself has changed, post-Oslo, its original constitution, which...

Israeli Reservists To Sue Swedish Newspaper

A group of Israeli Army reservists has announced that it intends to submit a lawsuit in New York for slander against the Swedish Aftonbladet newspaper for reporting that IDF soldiers trafficked in Palestinian body...

Hamas Imposes Islamic Dress Code On Students

With the commencement of the school year next week, The Middle East Newsline has confirmed that Hamas has imposed an Islamic dress code on female students.Hamas announced that female students must wear Islamic dress...

Israeli and Palestinian Leaders To Meet

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last week welcomed the statement made by Palestinian Authority Chairman Machmud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, who called for a resumption of negotiations with Israel. "If Abu Mazen stands...

Palestinian Judge: Jews Have No History In Jerusalem

Khaled Abu Toameh, Arab Affairs correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, reported that the Palestinian Authority's chief Islamic judge, Sheikh Tayseer Rajab Tamimi, has formally announced that that there was no evidence to back up...

Israeli Minister Of Education: Unfreeze School Construction

Jerusalem, Israel - Current discussions about a freeze on expansion of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria have direct bearing on the future of the school system in these communities.Overcrowding in Judea and...

The fate of the new “enemies” of the Iranian revolution

Another report about torture in Iran just surfaced. This time it was 19-year-old Mohammad K. who was arrested during Iran's postelection unrest and was locked up in the Kahrizak detention facility. All but two...

Sderot Sunday Encounters

The week started off with a telephone call to the organizers of a trip run by The Elders that is chauffeuring the co-founder of Google around Israel to “show both sides of the conflict.” Three...

Studying with Prof. Neve Gordon at the University of Michigan

The anti-Israel climate at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor shot off the charts with the 2007-2008 addition of Professor Neve Gordon to the Political Science department. Gordon is a tenured lecturer at Israel’s...

J Street’s Dangerous Detour on the Road to the White House

Yasser Arafat sought peace with Israel, Jeremiah was a bullfrog, the Brooklyn Bridge is for sale, Brutus was an honorable man, and J Streetis a “pro-Israel” organization. Not. As a long-time student of American politics...