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Israel Update: December 2001

Israel Update: December 2001

by Aish.com Staff

In this issue: Fatah continues the Intifada, French Ambassador poo-poos Israel, and Arab MK's show their true colors.

Arafat's Palm Pilot

Arafat's Palm Pilot

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Arafat's speech was far too little, and way too late.

Arafat's Suicide Factory

Arafat's Suicide Factory

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Why blame Arafat for the suicide bombings?

Arabs Have Never Accepted Israel

Arabs Have Never Accepted Israel

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The latest attacks on Israel remind us that the attempt to destroy the Jewish state has gone on since it came into existence in 1948.

Cycle of Absurdity

Cycle of Absurdity

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With the body count of Israeli civilians mounting, it's time to get tough.

Truth versus Terror

Truth versus Terror

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With suicide attacks plaguing Israel, it is more important than ever that the media get its facts straight.

Secretary Powell's 'Vision' is a Mirage

Secretary Powell's 'Vision' is a Mirage

by Cal Thomas

Powell made numerous false assumptions in his speech, chief among them that the Palestinians would be satisfied with their own state adjacent to Israel.

Victory Shifts the Muslim World

Victory Shifts the Muslim World

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The Sept. 11 attacks were expected to take a major step toward extinguishing America. Instead they served as a rousing call to arms, reducing the prospects of militant Islam.

The 'Good' Terrorist

The 'Good' Terrorist

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When a man sprays machine-gun fire at a busload of schoolchildren, is that activism, militancy -- or just plain terror?

Israel Update: November 2001

Israel Update: November 2001

by Aish.com Staff

In this issue: Arafat fails to crack down on terror, and Hamas calls for putting anthrax in the U.S. water supply.

Neighborhood Bully

Neighborhood Bully

by Bob Dylan

He's criticized and condemned for being alive. He's not supposed to fight back, he's supposed to lay down and die.

U.S./Israel Parallels on Terrorism

U.S./Israel Parallels on Terrorism

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With both nations facing a similar war against terrorism, it is wrong for the United States to demand more of Israel than it asks of itself.

Dear George

Dear George

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How Prime Minister Sharon should respond to Tom Friedman's mock letter from President Bush.

With Allies Like These...

With Allies Like These...

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If these are the partners we are relying on in our war to rid the world of terror, that war is as good as lost.

The Sheik's Screed

The Sheik's Screed

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The Arab world spreads a conspiracy theory about a purported Jewish plot to terrorize America and discredit Islam.

Containment:  The U.S. War Aim?

Containment: The U.S. War Aim?

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Without precise goals, the war will almost certainly go awry. Here's one suggestion: contain radical anti-Westernism among Muslims so that its adherents no longer assault Americans or their allies.

Spread Freedom In The Mideast

Spread Freedom In The Mideast

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The democratic world must not only destroy the empire of terror, it must also seek to expand the very freedom our enemies want to destroy.

Israel Update: October, 2001

Israel Update: October, 2001

by Aish.com Staff

In this issue: anti-American incitement in Palestinian textbooks; two-faced terrorists; and the squeaky un-clean record of Yasser Arafat.

The Common Islamist Rage

The Common Islamist Rage

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The terror attacks on Jews in Israel have little to do with the living conditions of Palestinians.

Quash the PLO, not the PA

Quash the PLO, not the PA

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Splitting the PLO from the PA presents the United States government with the option to officially label the PLO - and not necessarily the PA - as a terrorist group.

In the Name of Allah

In the Name of Allah

by New York Jewish Week

We Jews know well the dangers of blaming an entire group for the actions of individuals.

A Middle East Party

A Middle East Party

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Palestinian nationalists and Islamists share a hatred of all things American. Both are taking indecent pleasure from American suffering.

Revisiting A Mideast Must-Read

Revisiting A Mideast Must-Read

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A 1984 book on the origins of the Arab-Jewish conflict over Palestine should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the Mideast — now more than ever.

Israel's Message at Durban

Israel's Message at Durban

by Rabbi Michael Melchior

Here is the text of Israel's key statement at the UN Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, written by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister.

Arafat's War: How To End It

Arafat's War: How To End It

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This magnum opus from a popular syndicated columnist puts events of the past year into perspective, and offers a strategy for the future.

Ice-Cold Chili Peppers

Ice-Cold Chili Peppers

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers chicken out. Now what about the rest of us?

Staying the Course

Staying the Course

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A leading Jewish journalist views the Mideast conflict from other side of the Atlantic.

Yes, Blame Arafat

Yes, Blame Arafat

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The new revisionist view of last summer's Camp David Mideast summit— perhaps best described as a "don't blame Arafat" campaign - is morally and historically false.

Arafat Always Goes Too Far

Arafat Always Goes Too Far

by Robert L. Pollock

A commentary piece in The Wall Street Journal (July 9, 2001) documents the PLO's sordid, bloody past.

Egypt and the

Egypt and the "Israeli Terrorist Plague"

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Egypt has signed a peace agreement with Israel. But that doesn't prevent Egypt's official media from publishing vile anti-Semitic manifestos.

UN Travesty Brewing

UN Travesty Brewing

by The Jewish Week

Thought "Zionism-is-racism" was bad? The upcoming UN World Conference Against Racism may become a platform for something much worse.

Islam's War Against the Jews: Quotes from the Palestinian Authority

Islam's War Against the Jews: Quotes from the Palestinian Authority

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Palestinian TV, radio, newspapers and textbooks -- in teaching the Islamic attitude toward Jews -- have fueled an intense hatred for Israel and promoted violent jihad.

Martyrs and Mothers

Martyrs and Mothers

by Aluma Solnick

A culture of martyrdom has permeated the Palestinian populace. The result is the death of young Palestinian boys, many innocent Israeli victims, and weeping mothers left behind...

Faisal's Trojan Horse

Faisal's Trojan Horse

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Faisal Husseini, hailed by CNN as a moderate voice of peace, admits that negotiations with Israel are just an interim strategy to liberate the entire land.

The End of Oslo

The End of Oslo

by Tom Rose

Yasser Arafat is an obstacle to peace.

Palestinian Intimidation of Journalists

Palestinian Intimidation of Journalists

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Through both official policy and covert methods, the Palestinian Authority forces journalists to skew their reports.

Blaming the Settlements

Blaming the Settlements

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It's all because of the settlements? Don't you believe it!

Freedom for Israel's MIAs and POWs

Freedom for Israel's MIAs and POWs

by Jerusalem Fund of Aish Hatorah

Will the world have to wait 14 years to learn the fate of Avitan, Binyamin and Suaed?

Palestinian Violations of Peace Agreements

Palestinian Violations of Peace Agreements

by information from the Israeli Foreign Ministry

Since the outbreak of violence in the West Bank and Gaza, there have been repeated Palestinian violations of signed agreements.

Palestinian Denial of Religious Freedom

Palestinian Denial of Religious Freedom

by Jerusalem Fund of Aish Hatorah

A History of Denial of Rights to Christians and Jews by the PLO and Palestinian Authority.

Did Sharon Spark the Riots?

Did Sharon Spark the Riots?

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Media reports claim that Ariel Sharon's walk on the Temple Mount sparked the riots. A high Palestinian official claims otherwise.

Israel's Humane Army

Israel's Humane Army

by Colonel Daniel Reisner, IDF

The head of the International Law Branch of the Israeli Defense Forces talks about Israeli restraint, and efforts to reduce Palestinian casualties.

The Education of Meira and Muhammed

The Education of Meira and Muhammed

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Meira, a Jew, sings the Sesame Street song, "Let's be friends" in Arabic. Muhammad sings the PLO's marching song that calls on every Palestinian youngster to take up arms against the Jews.

House Resolution Condemns the Palestinian Leadership

House Resolution Condemns the Palestinian Leadership

by U.S. Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution (H. CON. RES. 426) placing sole blame on the Palestinians for the recent violence (2000).

Targeting Children

Targeting Children

by the Jerusalem Post

"Perhaps it is not surprising that parents and leaders who proudly sendchildren to die in attacks against Israel would resort to targeting Israeli children as well."

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll

by Birzeit University

What does the Palestinian public really think about the present and future of the Mideast conflict? This opinion poll reveals some startling results.

Ishmael and Israel's Existential Test

Ishmael and Israel's Existential Test

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Our reoccupation of our own land cannot be called theft by anyone who supports the Jewish right to exist as a separate, distinct people.

The Last Laugh: Thoughts on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Last Laugh: Thoughts on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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The Biblical conflict between Isaac and Ishmael is rooted in laughter. And it's no joke.

Israeli Synagogue Desecrated

Israeli Synagogue Desecrated

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Images of Kristalnacht were stirred up for Jewish residents of Efrat, as their synagogue was vandalized by Palestinian intruders.

Anti Semitic Attacks in the Wake of the Middle East Crisis

Anti Semitic Attacks in the Wake of the Middle East Crisis

by Lisa Katz

This outbreak of violence in the Middle East and the resounding rise in anti-Semitic attacks worldwide are a wake-up call to Jews everywhere. A Jew is a Jew, no matter where they live.