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More on EU-financed Palestinian terror

EUObserver.com reports that the EU continues to uncover a money trail from European taxpayers to Palestinian terrorists: Bayerische Rundfunk (Bavarian TV) reported that 246 million euro of EU money, granted to the Palestinian Authority by the European Commission, ended up in fully uncontrollable bank accounts. Bayerische Rundfunk said, on the basis of a letter by

New Yorker article on settlers

Barbara Sofer critiques a recent article in The New Yorker by Jeffrey Goldberg, entitled ‘Among the Settlers: Will they destroy Israel?’: A more important problem is the writer’s obvious dislike of his subjects. This from a reporter who interviewed Ahmed Yassin and Hizbullah leaders in Lebanon without expressing antipathy. Let it suffice to say that

Israel’s northern threat

Israel’s northern border heated up this week. Here’s a rundown of what happened: 1) On Monday, a Palestinian group (probably the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) fired a number of rockets from Lebanon toward Israel. At least one splashed down near an Israeli sea vessel in Israeli territorial waters. 2) In retaliation hours

The worst exploitation

The Israeli consul to New England on Palestinians’ use of women suicide bombers: From childhood, Palestinian girls are targeted by the same propaganda campaigns as their male counterparts: school textbooks teach hate, posters of male and female suicide bombers hang on classroom walls, and children trade “martyr medallions” like baseball cards. However, women in Palestinian

Foreigners First

When Washington Post correspondent Daniel Williams was nearly killed by Iraqi insurgents, the paper’s foreign editor, Philip Bennett wrote that covering Iraq is unlike any other war zone: Good reporting is as urgently needed as ever, with lives and the political futures of perhaps two countries at stake. But it has never seemed more dangerous.

Uncle Samadi Wants You

An Iranian group calling itself “The Committee for the Commemoration of Martyrs of the Global Islamic Campaign” claims it has registered thousands of recruits for “martyrdom operations” against Israel, American forces in Iraq, as well as Salman Rushdie. Forms were sent to religious universities, and spokesman Mohammad Ali Samadi says the committee awaits permission from

NY Times Duped Again?

Joel Mowbray argues that the NY Times was used by the CIA and State Dept. to smear Ahmed Chalabi and his allies in the Bush administration. The Times recently admitted it was duped by questionable sources about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.

Bird’s Eye View of the Liberty Incident

The USS Liberty incident continues to provide grist for all kinds of conspiracy theories (here and here among others). Recently, the Israeli Air Force allowed a reporter from the Jerusalem Post to listen to tapes of the radio transmissions before, during and immediately after the June 8, 1967 attack on the US intelligence-gathering vessel. One of

Winning vs. the terrorists

Two further items to support our communique from yesterday: * ‘Is Israel Winning the War on Suicide Bombers?’ Arieh O’Sullivan, JPost Every night, soldiers and Shin Bet agents round up suspected Palestinian terrorists and fugitives in the West Bank in a quiet but effective crushing of terrorism. Intelligence from interrogations of detained Palestinians is key

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