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January-February 2009

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Articles and materials

26-Feb-2009 - Identity Crisis: Muslims in Europe AntiSemitism Islamic radicalism Text JTA

26-Feb-2009 - Farmer builds model of Biblical temple Temple Model T Daily Telegraph

25-Feb-2009 - 2008 Human Rights Report: Israel and the occupied territories Text US State Dept.

22-Feb-2009 - A Treasury of Photographs of Empty Palestine Text Zeev Galili

17-Feb-2009 - Jews in Muslim lands anxious over Gaza war Anti-Semitism Text AP

15-Feb-2009 - 'World duped by Hamas death count' Gaza War casualties Text Jerusalem Post

15-Feb-2009 - Hamas stealing medicine and food sent by international donors Gaza War PMW Feb bulletin Text PMW

13-Feb-2009 - Israel: Two-thirds of Palestinians killed in Gaza fighting were terrorists Gaza War casualties Text Haaretz

13-Feb-2009 - Iran may be running out of uranium oxide, study says Iran Text Ynet

13-Feb-2009 - Hamas threw 'medicine grenades' at IDF Gaza War Tank survived IED mine too Text Jerusalem Post

12-Feb-2009 - Is Avigdor Lieberman a racist? No, but... Lieberman Text Jerusalem Post

12-Feb-2009 - Hatred is turning me into a Jew Anti-Semitism UK Text Jewish Chronicle

12-Feb-2009 - Egyptian MP Hisham Mustafa Khalil: While Israel Has Never Violated Peace Accord with Egypt, Hamas Invaded Sinai Video MEMRI (Al-Alam TV)

10-Feb-2009 - Israel's Political Parties in 2009 election Ynet

9-Feb-2009 - MPs condemn hate sermons on Arabic TV station al-Jazeera Al-Quaradawi prayed to Allah to kill Jews "down to the very last one." Text The Times

9-Feb-2009 - High-ranking Foreign Office diplomat arrested over anti-Semitic gym tirade UK Anti-Semitism Text Daily Mail

9-Feb-2009 - fAttitudes Toward Jews in Seven European Countries Europe Anti-Semitism PDF ADL

7-Feb-2009 - PA Health Ministry: Hamas using hospitals as detention centers Hamas Gaza Text Maan

7-Feb-2009 - CIA warns Barack Obama that British terrorists are the biggest threat to the US UK Islamists Text Daily Telegraph

6-Feb-2009 - UN Halts Aid To Gaza After Hamas Seizes Supplies UNRWA Hamas The incident was the second of its kind in three days. Text AFP

6-Feb-2009 - The Jihad against Britain's Jews UK anti-Semitism Campus a-S Melanie Phillips Text Spectator

6-Feb-2009 - Baroness Deech's speech in Gaza Debate Gaza War https://zionist.org.uk/index.php?id=60 Text Hansard

5-Feb-2009 - Politics and power: The Muslim factor in European politics Europe Anti-Israel Text JTA

5-Feb-2009 - Israel's case ignored in secret government memo UK Gov. Gaza War Text JC

5-Feb-2009 - GAZA CONFLICT DEC. 2008 - JAN. 2009: A MEDIA ANALYSIS Gaza War Report Just Journalism PDF Just Journalism

4-Feb-2009 - Yisrael Beiteinu Party platform Lieberman Text Ynet

4-Feb-2009 - U.N. agency says Hamas seized Gaza aid Hamas UN Text Reuters

4-Feb-2009 - The NGO Front in the Gaza War The Durban Stategy Continues Full Report PDF NGO Monitor

4-Feb-2009 - The NGO Front in the Gaza War NGOs Summanry Text NGO Monitor

4-Feb-2009 - The McGirk Affair: Claims of Cold-Blooded Executions Not Credible Hamas Khaled Abed Rabbo and his three young daughters Text Camera

4-Feb-2009 - Mubarak: Hamas to blame for spilled Arab blood Hamas Hezbollah Text Haaretz

4-Feb-2009 - Fatah publishes names of 181 claimed killed, shot or maimed by de facto government forces in Gaza Text Maan

4-Feb-2009 - Doctor who slammed Gaza violence supported 9/11 attack Gaza War Text Ynet

4-Feb-2009 - As British Jews come under attack, the liberal left must not remain silent UK Anti-Semitism Text Guardian

3-Feb-2009 - Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah Imposed Hitler On the Jews to Punish Them û 'Allah Willing, the Next Time Will Be at the Hand of the Believers' Text MEMRI

3-Feb-2009 - Iran's first spy satellite launch Tuesday signifies nuclear-capable rocket in hand Iran Nuclear Text Debka

3-Feb-2009 - Inter-Palestinian Human Rights Violations in the Gaza Strip Gaza Hamas PDF Palestinian Center for Human Rights

2-Feb-2009 - UN's Double Standard for Arab Refugees Text INN

2-Feb-2009 - The "Gaza War" A Strategic Analysis Gaza War Detailed Analysis Text (PDF) Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

2-Feb-2009 - Meshaal urges Iranian students to join Islamist liberation of all Palestine Text Debka

2-Feb-2009 - An Escalating Regional Cold War û Part I: The 2009 Gaza War Arab world divided Qatar in Iran/Hamas camp Text MEMRI

2-Feb-2009 - Al-Arabiya TV Correspondent Wael 'Assam Reports on Gaza Tunnels and Missile Production before Being Ordered by Hamas to Leave Gaza Video MEMRITV

1-Feb-2009 - Gazans tell Israeli investigators of Hamas abuses Text Jerusalem Post

1-Feb-2009 - Gaza Facts Gaza War Israel's account Text MFA

31-Jan-2009 - 'Israel restricting Gaza aid deliveries' Text Jerusalem Post

31-Jan-2009 - Financed by the British taxpayer, brutal torturers of the West Bank PA torture Text Mail on Sunday

30-Jan-2009 - Iran's blocked Gaza aid ship is now control-and-command HQ for Hamas Text Debka

30-Jan-2009 - Hamas dispenses politics along with aid to Gazans Text AP

29-Jan-2009 - The enclosed picture shows a "garbage truck" working in the city of Gazaç Text Doc's Blogspot

29-Jan-2009 - Palestinian Driver Speaks Against Hamas Text Isrelate

29-Jan-2009 - Hamas Leaders: 'The Gaza Victory Has Paved the Way to Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa, the Negev, and the West Bank'; PA Should 'Join What Your People Has Chosen û Jihad and Resistance'; 'We Will Continue Fighting Until the Occupation is Defeated on Palestinian Hamas Gaza War Text MEMRI

29-Jan-2009 - Aid trucks stranded at Egypt's Gaza border Text AP

29-Jan-2009 - Ahmadinejad's Holocaust Advisor Mohammad Ali Ramin: Holocaust Was Carried Out by the Ancient Jewish Rulers of Yemen Video MEMRI

29-Jan-2009 - Account of Israeli attack doesn't hold up to scrutiny Gaza War Text Globe & Mail

29-Jan-2009 - A man-made disaster Water shortage Text Jerusalem Post

28-Jan-2009 - PLO Executive Committee Secretary Yasser Abd Rabbo Accuses Hamas of New Atrocities Against Fatah Members in Gaza Fatah Hamas Accuses Hamas of new attrocities Text MEMRI

28-Jan-2009 - Hamas stops Gaza kids leaving for Kibbutz Movement-sponsored vacation Text Jerusalem Post

27-Jan-2009 - Israel to close clinic at Erez crossing Gaza War Hamas didnt allow Gaza war casualties to be treated there Text Ynet

27-Jan-2009 - Holocaust a 'big lie': Iran govt spokesman Iran Holocaust denial AntiSemitism Text AFP (IRNA)

26-Jan-2009 - Top EU official: Hamas bears full responsibility for Gaza war Gaza War EU Text Jerusalem Post

26-Jan-2009 - Palestinian straw firms said aiming to 'steal' Gaza funds Gaza War Text Jerusalem Post

26-Jan-2009 - Morality and Ethics Begin at Home Gaza War Text Middle East on Target

26-Jan-2009 - IDF: Only 250 of Gaza fatalities were civilians Gaza War Casualties Text Ynet

26-Jan-2009 - Hamas tried to hijack ambulances during Gaza war Gaza War Text Sydney Morning Herald

26-Jan-2009 - Cairo intercepts Iranian arms ship Gaza Iran Text Jerusalem Post

25-Jan-2009 - Who do you work for, Doctor Hizbullah? Black propaganda Fake HU professor Elia Bnay Simon Y Ynet

25-Jan-2009 - Welcome to Palestine Hamas Gaza Palestine visa at Hamas operated border control Text McClatchy Newspapers

23-Jan-2009 - Hamas takes control of all Gaza tunnels Gaza Hamas Text Jerusalem Post

23-Jan-2009 - Gaza in Ruins Gaza War Hamas drawing Israeli fire to private homes Text Der Spiegel

22-Jan-2009 - Top IDF officer: Hamas use of children during Gaza op was 'monstrous' Gaza War Text Haaretz

22-Jan-2009 - 'Maximum 600 Palestinians died in Gaza' Gaza War Corriere della sera Text Jerusalem Post

22-Jan-2009 - Israel 'will resume bombing' of Gaza if Hamas reopens tunnels Gaza War US intercepted Iranian arms ship Text Daily Telegraph

22-Jan-2009 - Hundreds of Gazans amasse on Egypt border to repair tunnels destroyed by IAF Gaza War Hamas and other militant groups use their own tunnels to smuggle in weapons but journalists do not have access to them Text Haaretz

20-Jan-2009 - US-Egyptian Red Sea hunt for Iranian ship carrying 60 tons of arms for Hamas Iran Gaza Text Debka File

20-Jan-2009 - 'Israel won, but could have gone deeper' Gaza War Text Jerusalem Post

20-Jan-2009 - Gaza reporter caught on tape confirming Hamas fired rockets near TV offices Gaza War Text + VideoHaaretz

20-Jan-2009 - Gaza has been hit hard, but has it made any difference? Gaza War Precision bombing Text Daily Telegraph

19-Jan-2009 - Hamas Uses Schools and Ceasefire to Shoot Rockets at Israel Gaza War Video Youtube (IDF)

19-Jan-2009 - Gaza war's outcome determined in first 4 minutes Gaza War Every second apartment building was booby-trapped and every third building concealed arms caches Text Debka File

18-Jan-2009 - Israeli Soldier in Gaza Talks: We Want to Finish the Job Gaza War Cane booby traps etc Text + R INN

16-Jan-2009 - Weighing Crimes and Ethics in the Fog of Urban Warfare Gaza War International law re proportionality Text NY Times

16-Jan-2009 - Text of U.S.-Israel anti Gaza arms-smuggling agreement US-Israel Gaza Text Haaretz

16-Jan-2009 - Hamas rejects Israeli cease-fire terms Gaza War Text AP

16-Jan-2009 - Gaza Casualties: Civilian or Combatant? Gaza War Casualties Text Camera

15-Jan-2009 - Worst wave of hate for quarter of a century Gaza War Anti-Semitism in Britain Text JC

15-Jan-2009 - 'Israel doing its best to help Gazans' Gaza War Text Jerusalem Post

15-Jan-2009 - IDF: Gaza Strip electrical grid functioning at 74% capacity Gaza War Text Jerusalem Post

14-Jan-2009 - WARNING! Disturbing video. HAMAS KILL FATAH IN GAZA Hamas Video INN

14-Jan-2009 - Proportionality and hypocrisy Gaza War Kosovo Text Ynet

14-Jan-2009 - Phosphorus mortar shell detected in Negev Gaza War Text Ynet

14-Jan-2009 - ICRC: Israel's use of white phosphorus not illegal Gaza War Text AP

14-Jan-2009 - Hamas Hiding Its Casualties Gaza War Text Camera

13-Jan-2009 - Weapons Horde in Gazan Mosque 13 Jan. 2009 Gaza War Video Youtube (IDF)

13-Jan-2009 - Legal expert: Rising Gaza death toll doesn't mean IDF acts are disproportionate International law Text Haaretz

13-Jan-2009 - Law professor: Hamas is a war crimes 'case study' Gaza war Text Jerusalem Post

13-Jan-2009 - Hamas Exploitation of Civilians Selected Videos Hamas MFA Text + VideoIsrael (MFA)

12-Jan-2009 - Dichter: Hamas salaries paid at Shifa Hospital Gaza War Text Jerusalem Post

11-Jan-2009 - A Gaza War Full of Traps and Trickery Gaza War Text NY Times

10-Jan-2009 - IDF: Army didn't fire on UN truck driver Gaza War Text Jerusalem Post

10-Jan-2009 - IDF Captures Hamas Intelligence Map - Lt. Barak Raz - 10 Jan. 2009 Gaza War Video IDF (Youtube)

9-Jan-2009 - Yes, Israel Can Win in Gaza Gaza War Israel is significantly weakening Hamas û with Palestinian help Text WSJ

9-Jan-2009 - Is Gaza's Islamic University an Educational Institution Academics Should Be Defending? University building bombed was weapons R & D establishment Text HNN

9-Jan-2009 - Colonel Richard Kemp saying that no country in the world does more to avoid civilian casualties Video BBC Youtube

8-Jan-2009 - Roots of the Gaza Conflict Text FrontPage Magazine

8-Jan-2009 - Myths and Facts about the Fighting in Gaza Gaza War International law Text CAMERA

8-Jan-2009 - IDF unveils Hamas map seized in Gaza Gaza War Text Jerusalem Post

7-Jan-2009 - Precision Airstrikes on Hamas Terror Targets 7 Jan. 2009 Gaza War Video IDF (Youtube)

7-Jan-2009 - Israel shells near UN school, killing at least 30 Gaza War Witnesses saw Hamas fire mortars 1st Text AP

7-Jan-2009 - Iran's Hamas Strategy Gaza War Radical Shiites back radical Sunnis with the aim of destabilizing the Middle East. Text WSJ

7-Jan-2009 - IDF: Hamas built underground city Gaza War Text Ynet

7-Jan-2009 - Hamas: The Tahdiah (Calm) Benefits Israel, Not the Palestinian People Gaza War Text MEMRI

7-Jan-2009 - Anti-Semitic attacks in Britain rise Anti-Semitism Britain Text JTA

6-Jan-2009 - Sixth Israeli soldier killed in Gaza, UNWRA school used as Hamas firing position Gaza War Text Debka

6-Jan-2009 - Report: Hamas stealing aid supplies to sell to residents Gaza War Text Ynet

6-Jan-2009 - How the U.N. Perpetuates the 'Refugee' Problem Gaza War Nowhere on earth do terrorists get so much help from the Free World. Text WSJ

6-Jan-2009 - Hamas opens hospital for gunmen Gaza War Pilfering Medical supplies Text Jerusalem Post

5-Jan-2009 - Why the Israeli people have finally had enough Kassams Gaza War Text Irish Independent

5-Jan-2009 - Hamas: You cannot stop the rocket fire Gaza War Text Ynet

5-Jan-2009 - Gazan baby's life saved by Wolfson heart surgery Gaza War Text Jerusalem Post

4-Jan-2009 - Real Face of Hamas, the Murderer Of Palestinians Hamas Video Nottingham Trent University

4-Jan-2009 - PMW January 2009 Bulletin Gaza War Text PMW

4-Jan-2009 - PMW Brief on Hamas Hamas Text PMW

4-Jan-2009 - Hamas Exploitation of Civilians as Human Shields Gaza War PDF Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC)

3-Jan-2009 - Why don't we see demonstrations against Islamic dictatorships in London, Paris, Barcelona? Great speech by Spanish politician Pilar Rahola Text Portal of Ideas

2-Jan-2009 - Moral Clarity in Gaza Gaza War Text Washington Post

2-Jan-2009 - Hamas TV Bunny Assud Killed; Calls on His Deathbed to Liberate Tel Aviv and Haifa Gaza War Video Al-Aksa (Hamas) TV

1-Jan-2009 - Gaza: Hamas' brutal tactics Hamas Compilation video VideoMidEastTruth.com

1-Jan-2009 - Children of Hamas Hamas Children Compilation video Video TruthAboutConflict (Youtube)


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