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26-Jun-2010 The Palestinian Refugee Issue From A FATEH Perspective" See Fatah doc 1 July 1998 Mideastweb observations on the Fatah stand on refugees
24-Jun-2010 Gilad Shalit is not the only hostage"
24-Jun-2010 Gaza: Allow Shalit Contact With Family, International Red Cross" Hamas's prolonged incommunicado detention of Shalit is cruel and inhumane and may amount to torture, Human Rights Watch said.
24-Jun-2010 ADL criticizes European flotilla measure as 'inexplicable'" It is inexplicable that the Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe would call for an investigation of the flotilla incident while at the same time condemning Israel’s actions as illegal.
23-Jun-2010 Save A Child's Heart Foundation" Save a Child's Heart (SACH) has been recognized as one of the most popular humanitarian organizations in the world in a competition sponsored by eBay.
23-Jun-2010 Bork hits Kagan over Israeli judge" Former Israeli supreme court chairman considered too liberal
23-Jun-2010 Ashkenazi: We cannot allow Gaza to become Iranian port" If someone is very troubled by the situation in the Gaza Strip and wants to transfer medical equipment, we will give them the honor of arriving at the Ashdod port. We will check the equipment and then allow it through if that is what is needed,
22-Jun-2010 The aid flotilla planned to set sail from Lebanon is supported by Syria and Hezbollah. Its organizer, Yasser Qashlaq, called for “getting rid of the remainder of the garbage of Europe” [the Jews in Israel] and sending them back to their “homelands.”"
22-Jun-2010 On Breaking Israel's Naval Blockade" by Khaled Abu Toameh Do not forget to wear the hijab and cover other parts of your body before you arrive at the Hamas-controlled area. And make sure that none of you is seen laughing in public.
22-Jun-2010 Iran bans nuclear inspectors" Iran
22-Jun-2010 Hezbollah acts local, thinks global"
21-Jun-2010 PA intensifies campaign to teach denial of Israel's existence" Broadcast describes the Israeli cities of Haifa, Acre, Ashkelon, Jaffa and the Sea of Galilee as Palestinian
21-Jun-2010 Hamas's Web School for Suicide Bombers"
20-Jun-2010 Az-Zahar: Fire Missiles on Israel from Judea & Samaria" Hamas terrorist Mahmoud Az-Zahar has called on terrorists to fire rockets at Israeli towns from Palestinian Authority controlled areas of Judea and Samaria.
20-Jun-2010 Almost all of the casualties on board the Mavi Marmara were fully identified as members of Turkish Islamist organizations, most of them of a radical and anti-Western nature. About half of those killed had declared their wish to die as martyrs (shaheeds)."
19-Jun-2010 The Gaza Flotilla of Hypocrisy"
18-Jun-2010 The Family That Shows Why There Needs to be a Naval Blockade on Gaza" Iris Twito, mother of handicapped Rami and Osher, talks about the need to continue the Gaza naval blockade
18-Jun-2010 Iran Cannot Be Contained" by Bret Stephens
17-Jun-2010 Support Israel: if it goes down, we all go down" by José María Aznar
17-Jun-2010 A History of Iran's Nuclear Ambitions" The Birth of a Bomb
16-Jun-2010 PA alarmed over Hamas's legitimacy"
15-Jun-2010 Two Statements by David G. Littman in Response to OIC Delegates" UNHRC OIC racism against Jews and Christians
15-Jun-2010 The Palestinians: Who's Afraid of Elections?" by Khaled Abu Toameh
15-Jun-2010 SUCCESS: BBC Apologises for Al-Dura Inaccuracy" SJF complaint
15-Jun-2010 Navy braces for next flotillas" “There are growing signs and proof that there were dozens of people on the ship who had connections with terrorist organizations from around the region and the world,” Ben-Yehuda told the Post. “Some of them were even known to us from past incidents they were involved in.”
13-Jun-2010 French court rips al-Dura documentary" Mohammed al-Dura
13-Jun-2010 Anti-Jewish apartheid" While Jews can’t build in West Bank, Palestinians constructing new city
11-Jun-2010 W. Bank municipal elections delayed" Fatah could not agree on candidates, Hamas had banned vote in Gaza.
11-Jun-2010 Leket Israel ensures food never goes to waste" Food poverty in Israel
11-Jun-2010 Israel’s Right to Blockade"
11-Jun-2010 Gaza, Through Fresh Eyes" GAZA — For some, it’s the relative modernity — the jazzy cellphone stores and pricey restaurants. For others, it’s the endless beaches with children whooping it up. But for nearly everyone who visits Gaza, often with worry of danger and hostility, what’s surprising is the fact that daily life, while troubled, often has the staggering quality of the very ordinary.
11-Jun-2010 - A rush to judgment that will be refuted by history and fact Text Irish Times
11-Jun-2010 - A geopolitical game changer Huge new gas find Text Haaretz
10-Jun-2010 - Why the Security and Well-Being of the United States Depends Very Much on Israel Text Foundation for Constitutional Democracy
10-Jun-2010 - Turkey's Press battles for freedom Text Mid-East Journal
10-Jun-2010 - The Mavi Marmara Passengers "Were Not Civilians [Trying to] Help Their Brothers in Gaza... These Were Groups Trained to Confront Israeli Commandos Seize Their Weapons and Take Them Hostage" Text MEMRI
10-Jun-2010 - No One Cares About Gaza Text Commentary Magazine
10-Jun-2010 - Beyond Bigotry Hamas wants a “final solution.” Its supporters must know that. Text National Review
10-Jun-2010 - Histadrut - Gaza Statement Histadrut statement of opposition to Gaza blockade Text Histadrut
10-Jun-2010 - Dear Helen Thomas, we Jews aren't getting the hell out of anywhere anymore Text Haaretz
10-Jun-2010 - Abbas: Quran Recognizes Jewish Ties to Israel Text Forward
10-Jun-2010 - Abbas not truthful to Obama; denies PA incitement Text PA Media (PMW)
9-Jun-2010 - Video Recordings of Statements from Mavi Marmara Crew Members about Preparations Made by IHH Operatives for the Violent Confrontation with IDF Soldiers Text Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
9-Jun-2010 - Israel, human decency, common humanity (by Eve Garrard) Text Normblog
9-Jun-2010 - Probe: Erdogan knew Gaza flotilla would be violent Files found on activists' laptops pointed to strong ties between the Islamist IHH movement and Turkey's prime minister. Text Haaretz
8-Jun-2010 - What Motivates Israeli Policy and Actions Text GLORIA
8-Jun-2010 - Turkey is calling for a jihad against Israel Erdogan's bellicose support for the flotilla has sacrificed Israeli relations in the service of retrograde east-facing aspirations Text The Guardian
8-Jun-2010 - The Forgotten Rachels Video JewishVLibrary
8-Jun-2010 - PMW Incitement Watch The PA during the proximity talks, May 2010 Text PA Media (PMW)
8-Jun-2010 - Op-Ed: What we can learn from anti-Israel activism They are winning. We are losing. They have managed to take this great Jewish nation -- a place of dynamism, creativity, humanity, innovation, celebration, warmth, spirituality, miraculous history, mystery, culture, vibrancy and fun, albeit with many, many flaws, tensions and wrongdoings -- and turn it on the world stage into a country and people wholly perceived as illegitimate, criminal, fanatic, rigid, frightening, hateful and unjust. Text JTA
8-Jun-2010 - Israel and Its Liberal 'Friends' Why don't they apply the same tough love to the Palestinians? Text WSJ
8-Jun-2010 - Cairo refuses to let aid into Gaza By KHALED ABU TOAMEH Meanwhile, Hamas announces refusal to allow Red Cross to see Schalit. Text Jerusalem Post
7-Jun-2010 - Religious war --"Ribat" - against Israel's creation and existence since 1917 The PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash continues to define the conflict with Israel as an uncompromising religious war -- a "Ribat" - war for Islam. PA TV
7-Jun-2010 - PA TV broadcast kids singing anti-Israel war song to terrorist who aided suicide bomber Text + Video PA TV
7-Jun-2010 - New levels of low Text Jerusalem Post
7-Jun-2010 - IHH Preparations for a Violent Confrontation with IDF Soldiers Aboard the Turkish Ship Mavi Marmara Text Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
7-Jun-2010 - Humanitarian aid on the flotilla NGO buck passing Ends "In Africa they need food, no one waits to deliver it. Text Missing peace
6-Jun-2010 - Turkish Regime Changes Sides, West Averts Eyes Text GLORIA
6-Jun-2010 - The other Rachel Text Spectator
6-Jun-2010 - Specific Flotilla Passangers Linked to Al-Qaeda, Hamas and Other Terror Organizations Text IDF
6-Jun-2010 - Politics and Media Manipulation Decide Morality Text Peace with realism
6-Jun-2010 - Pics of beaten commandos published Text Jerusalem Post
6-Jun-2010 - Offspring of bin Laden mentor were on ‘Mavi Marmari’ Text Jerusalem Post
6-Jun-2010 - Hamas rejects Israeli offer to open Gaza crossings for Red Cross visits to Shalit Text Kol Yisrael
6-Jun-2010 - Editor's Notes: Sailing into history Israel simply cannot afford to continually underestimate the malevolent savvy of enemies like those behind the ‘Freedom Flotilla.' Jerusalem Post
6-Jun-2010 - Duped Why didn't the IDF know more about the passengers? Text Jerusalem Post
6-Jun-2010 - Another Cropped Reuters Photo Deletes Another Knife - And a Pool of Blood Text Little Green Footballs
5-Jun-2010 - Flotilla Choir presents: We Con the World... Video Latma
4-Jun-2010 - We had no choice, commando who killed 6 tells 'Post' They were coming at us with murder in their eyes says S., describing the Jerusalem Post
4-Jun-2010 - Public Diplomacy: At war without an army Tell the story simply, directly, believably. Tell it fast, and don’t make us beg for the proof. Text Jerusalem Post
4-Jun-2010 - New research: One people! Jews the world over share age-old genetic ties. Text Jerusalem Post
4-Jun-2010 - Mavi Marmara to Israeli Navy: "We're Helping Arabs Go Against the US, Don't Forget 9/11 Guys" Go back to Auschwitz Video IDF
4-Jun-2010 - Krauthammer: Those troublesome Jews Defence of Israel's raid on the flotilla. Text Washington Post
4-Jun-2010 - MEMRI Flotilla Coverage: Imam Ahmad Ibrahimi, Coordinator of Algerian Delegation to “Freedom Flotilla": Our Hatred of Them Is So Intense That We Wished We Could Have Been Bombs and Blown Ourselves Up among the Brothers of Apes and Pigs Video MEMRI TV
4-Jun-2010 - Israel Navy: 3 commandos nearly taken hostage in Gaza flotilla raid Text Haaretz
4-Jun-2010 - International Donations Not Always Welcome in Gaza Text Spiegel
4-Jun-2010 - IDF: Mercenaries to blame for violence 50 members of this violent group were not carrying identity cards or passports. Instead, each of them had an envelope in his pocket with about $10,000 in cash.
4-Jun-2010 - Hamas raids, closes NGO offices Outrage in Gaza after group confiscates files, equipment. Text Jerusalem Post
3-Jun-2010 - Unloading of Humanitarian Aid from the Flotilla Continues Attached are photos of expired medicine and uniform fabric included in the cargo of the flotilla aid. Text IDF
3-Jun-2010 - Turkish charity that sent aid convoy to Gaza ‘has links to terrorism’ Text The Times
3-Jun-2010 - Three of the four Turks killed on ship sought Martyr's death Text PA Media (PMW)
3-Jun-2010 - Singling Out Israel For "International Investigation" by Alan M. Dershowitz Text Hudson NY
3-Jun-2010 - Reactions in Iran to Gaza Flotilla – 'Kayhan': Ayatollah Khomeini's Logical, Humane, and Completely Practical Plan – To Remove the 'Cancerous Tumor' Israel, That Is, Eradicating It – Must Be Implemented Text MEMRI
3-Jun-2010 - Kuwaiti Journalist: The Flotilla Was Violent; Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself Text MEMRI
3-Jun-2010 - In Gaza, a complex, dysfunctional way of life We have microwaves in our homes, not only me, everybody. If you go to a refugee camp, the house is bad, but the people and the equipment are very modern. The problem is the public infrastructure.
3-Jun-2010 - Beating Up on Israel Text WSJ
2-Jun-2010 - Weapons found aboard the Mavi Marmara Photos IDF
2-Jun-2010 - VTOL UAV could aid fight against pirates Text Flight Int'l
2-Jun-2010 - The Lessons of Hanin Zuabi’s Big Lie According to Zuabi, when the flotilla was 130 miles from shore, 14 naval ships approached and opened fire without warning. Only journalists, nurses and a doctor were on deck; none of them carried weapons. Text Commentary Magazine
2-Jun-2010 - Statement by Prime Minister Netanyahu: "No Love Boat" Text Israel
2-Jun-2010 - Hamas Refuses to Allow Flotilla Aid into Gaza Strip Text IDF
2-Jun-2010 - Flotilla aid refused by Hamas Text Jerusalem Post
2-Jun-2010 - Column - How Hamas fooled the West Text Melbourne's Herald Sun
2-Jun-2010 - Attackers of the IDF Soldiers Found Without Identification Papers Al Qaida mercenries Text IDF
2-Jun-2010 - Weapons found aboard the Mavi Marmara Photos IDF
1-Jun-2010 - Amb Leshno Yaar addresses UN Human Rights Council Text + Video Israel
1-Jun-2010 - Flotilla Passengers Fire Live Ammunition at IDF Soldiers Video IDF
1-Jun-2010 - Jenin on the high seas Text National Post
1-Jun-2010 - Time to get our act together Text Jerusalem Post
1-Jun-2010 - Supply of weapons discovered on board Mavi Marmara ship Text IDF
1-Jun-2010 - Shooting the Messenger: A Look at the Facts on the Turkish Aid Group IHH Text Counter terrorism blog
1-Jun-2010 - Turkish (blood)bath Text NY Post
1-Jun-2010 - 20 people threw me from deck' Text + Video Ynet
31-May-2010 - Weapons Found on the Flotilla Ship Mavi Marmara Used by Activists Against IDF Soldiers Video IDF
31-May-2010 - Close-Up Footage of Mavi Marmara Passengers Attacking IDF Soldiers Video IDF
31-May-2010 - Israel’s right to blockade Gaza and to interdict shipping Text CAMERA
31-May-2010 - Peace activists" stabbing IDF soldier Video Israel Channel 2
31-May-2010 - Activists On Board Chant Songs of Martyrdom at Departure Text MEMRI
31-May-2010 - A brutal ambush at sea The brutal violence of ‘peace activists,’ and the attempt to bring down an IDF helicopter Text
31-May-2010 - Demonstrators Use Violence Against Israeli Navy Soldiers Attempting to Board Ship Text IDF
31-May-2010 - Gaza flotilla participants created war atmosphere before confronting Israel Al-Jazeera also interviewed a woman who said that the flotilla participants' goal was "one of two happy endings: either Martyrdom or reaching Gaza."
30-May-2010 - Gaza flotilla participants aspire to die as martyrs Video Hamas TV
29-May-2010 - When Bibi Meets Barack: What Will Happen in Their Upcoming Meeting Text GLORIA
29-May-2010 - Behind the Axis: The North Korean Connection Text GLORIA
28-May-2010 - Syria accused of arming Hezbollah from secret bases Text Times
28-May-2010 - Gaza-Based Yemeni Professor Abd Al-Fatah Nu'man: As Much as the Heroes on the Flotilla Want to Reach Gaza, The Option of Martyrdom Is More Desirable to Them Video Al-Aqsa (Hamas) TV
27-May-2010 - Top level Islamic extremists linked to Gaza flotilla Text IDF
27-May-2010 - Shalit family's offer to back Gaza flotilla declined Kidnapped soldier's family asks organizers of aid mission to urge Hamas to allow international organizers to visit him. Family's attorney: I thought they supported human rights
27-May-2010 - Israel invites the international flotilla to unload its cargo in Ashdod port Text Israel
26-May-2010 - MFA legal expert Sarah Weiss Maudi on the legal aspects of Gaza aid Text + Video Israel
25-May-2010 - The Palestinians: The Real Traitors Text Hudson NY
25-May-2010 - Behind the Headlines: The Israeli humanitarian lifeline to Gaza Text Israel
24-May-2010 - Gaza looks beyond the tunnel economy Branded products such as Coca-Cola, Nescafé, Snickers and Heinz ketchup are both cheap and widely available. Text FT
21-May-2010 - Palestinians: Nobody Is Authorized to Waive the Right of Return Text PA (PMW)
18-May-2010 - Senior MEP quits Israel trip in 'propaganda' row Fellow deputies are plotting "anti-Israeli propaganda." Text EU Observer
17-May-2010 - PA kids told to "follow same path" as terrorist Fatah representative at sports event instructs kids to see Abu Jihad as role model Text PA media (PMW)
16-May-2010 - PA TV kids' program: Jaffa and Haifa are in "State of Palestine" Video PA TV
16-May-2010 - Hamas destroys dozens of homes in southern Gaza Strip's rulers say buildings knocked down with bulldozers were constructed illegally on government land. 'They promised reform and change – instead they've destroyed our homes," shouts newly homeless resident Text AP
14-May-2010 - The rightful heirs of Palestine Napoleon had no doubt whose ancestral land this was and who were the only people who ever made it a distinct sovereign unit. Text Jerusalem Post
14-May-2010 - A Nation of “Illegals”? UN Chartrter Article 10 UN Resoloutions and World Court don't Make International Law, Treaties do. Text FrontPage
13-May-2010 - U.N. Human Rights Council Welcomes Some New Members All with poor human rights records like most of its members Text National Review
13-May-2010 - Iran eases grip on al-Qaida Al-Qaida operatives who have been detained for years in Iran have been making their way quietly in and out of the country. Text AP
12-May-2010 - Why Christian Zionists Really Support Israel Text Forward
11-May-2010 - UK could be target for Tehran missiles ‘in four years’ Text The Times
11-May-2010 - IDF's CoGAT coordinates transfer of humanitarian aid into Gaza Strip Text IDF
10-May-2010 - Hizballah Prepares for the Next War Text TIME
7-May-2010 - PA to Israelis: Go to Europe and Ethiopia because Israel is "stolen" land Video PA TV
7-May-2010 - Legitimating Bigotry: The Legacy of Richard Goldstone by Alan M. Dershowitz Text Hudson NY
7-May-2010 - Iran, Hezbollah, and the Bomb Text Weekly Standard
6-May-2010 - PA: No Jobs for Those Forced to Quit Yesha Jobs New law preventing PA Arabs from working for Jews in Judea and Samaria Text INN
5-May-2010 - Biased Broadcasting Corporation? Text Globes
3-May-2010 - Israel: Educating for Peace in the Classroom Israeli Textbooks Teach Children Acceptance and Peace with Palestinians Text Israel Project
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