Daily Archives: August 22, 2010

WHAT’S NEW IN RAMALLAH: PALESTINIANS STILL HATE ABU ALLA; NO EVIDENCE OF FAYYAD POPULARITY

Private architecturally designed home being built in Ramallah. photo by Rhonda Spivak Abu Alla (Ahmed Qurai) and Tzipi Livni of Kadima. photo by Rhonda Spivak New Coffee shop in Ramallah. photo by Rhonda Spivak Palestinian Authority police...

Timmerman: Sanctions Key Weapon Against Iran

Economic sanctions represent a key tool in the U.S. effort to prevent Iran from creating nuclear weapons, says Newsmax contributing editor Ken Timmerman. “I believe sanctions are necessary from a moral perspective,” he told Newsmax.TV....

Competing World Views Tear A “Peace Process” to Pieces

The U.S. announcement inviting Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) for direct talks shows quite clearly, though unintentionally, why the talks will fail. Special Envoy George Mitchell explains: "We are all well aware that there remains...

Official PLO news agency terms elevator in Jewish Quarter for handicapped access to Western...

As wait for Quartet statement to renew talks Official PLO news agency terms elevator in Jewish Quarter for handicapped access to Western Wall serious challenge to the feelings of Muslims The Arabic section of the official PLO...

Letter from Palestinians to Abbas: Retract refusal to deny Jewish right to Israel

(With thanks to IMRA.org.il for helping locate this article) http://twitter.com/IMRA_UPDATES Don't deny our rights: An open letter to Mahmoud Abbas MAAN Published Wednesday 18/08/2010 (updated) 18/08/2010 19:52 22 July 2010 www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=309072 We are Palestinians of diverse perspectives and affiliations...

Will an IDF Withdrawal from the West Bank Mean a Safe Haven for Extremist...

http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=1&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=283&PID=1845&IID=4579&TTL=Will_an_IDF_Withdrawal_from_the_West_Bank_Mean_a_Safe_Haven_for_Extremist_Groups? To stand any real chance of success, every insurgent or terrorist movement needs a safe haven to operate from. Israel has had more than a flavor of what it can mean to leave hostile...

Iranian President Ahmadinejad: Attack drone with 1,000 km range serves defensive purposes (death to...

(with thanks to Imra.org.il for locating these news items) #1 News number: 8905311558 18:18 | 2010-08-22 Defence President Stresses Defensive Nature of Iran's Newly Unveiled Drone http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8905311558 TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that Iran's newly unveiled...