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Once again: UN collaborating with terrorists
May 24, 2004
Israel channel 10 aired Inon Maga'l item showing armed Palestinians use UNRWA ambulances to flee undercover.

Mofaz: UN Ambulances were used to steal Body Parts from Attack Site

Israel has documented UN involvement in past attacks perpetrated by Hamas as well as by Hizbullah. Most significantly, a UN vehicle was used in October 2000 to abduct IDF soldiers from Israel's northern border, leading to the deaths of three soldiers. Other attacks have involved UN vehicles assigned to Arabs living in PLO-controlled areas.

This is what we know. Imagine what we don't know.

The Danger of the United Nations
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Mortar Attacks on Israelis from UN Safe Haven
By David Bedein, FrontPageMagazine.com, October 4, 2004

UNRWA Gaza head says group employs Hamas members
By Margot Dudkevitch and Etgar Lefkovits, The Jerusalem Post, October 4, 2004

Evangelical leader calls for abolishing UNRWA
Etgar Lefkovits, , The Jerusalem Post, October 4, 2004

Life without UNWRA
Editorial, The National Post, October 4, 2004

Former Editor-in-Chief of Egyptian Government Paper: 'We were Educated from Childhood that the Holocaust is a Big Lie' - MEMRI, September 10, 2004

Former Kuwaiti Information Minister: Where are the Fatwas Against bin Laden? – 'We Left the World with the Impression that the Arabs are All bin Laden' - MEMRI, September 10, 2004

Three Years Later – The Arab and Iranian Media Commemorate 9/11 - MEMRI, September 10, 2004

Arab and Muslim Reactions to the Terrorist Attack in Beslan, Russia - MEMRI, September 10, 2004

Q&A: Gaza in turmoil
BBC News, July 19, 2004

Arafat cornered by Gaza eruptions
By Roger Hardy, BBC News, July 19, 2004

Int'l Court rules Israel must pull down 'illegal' fence, compensate Palestinians
July 9, 2004

Israel's UN ambassador Dan Gillerman:
Dark Day for International Court of Justice

The Anti-terrorist Fence Saves Lives

Anti-terrorist fence cuts Samaria-based attacks by 90 percent

ICJ Advisory Opinion on Israel's Security Fence – Israeli Statement

ICJ fence ruling - Responses - What do YOU Think?


Had Enough?

By Anne Bayefsky, National Review, July 17, 2004

UN finally gets it right
Editorial, The National Post, July 17, 2004

By Jeremy Rabkin, The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2004

Travesty at The Hague
By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post, July 16, 2004

Mr. Sharon, Build This Wall
By Dick Morris, Stories In The News, July 15, 2004

Court of Injustice
By Clifford D. May, townhall.com, July 15, 2004

Why Israel Needs a Fence
By Benjamin Netanyahu, The New York Times, July 13, 2004

Israel follows its own law, not bigoted Hague decision
By Alan Dershowitz, The Jerusalem Post, July 11, 2004

The fence: a ruling to mourn
By David Matas, The Globe and Mail, July 12, 2004

Israel must protect itself
Editorial, The Ottawa Citizen, July 10, 2004

Israel must ignore the ICJ
Editorial, The National Post, July 10, 2004

Israel needs that fence
Editorial, The Montreal Gazette, July 10, 2004

Quote: "Israelis want peace, not a barrier. Yet they prefer to live without the incessant threat of terrorism. The barrier, a legitimate means of ensuring their security, does not foreclose peace negotiations regarding the final status of the disputed territories. Inconvenience that may be caused by the barrier is exactly that, an inconvenience, and it, too, is temporary. Death, however, is permanent."
- Barry A. Feinstein, The Baltimore Sun, July 9, 2004 [Full op-ed]
Barry A. Feinstein is a senior lecturer specializing in international law at the Netanya Academic College School of Law and a senior fellow at its Strategic Dialogue Center.

Major Anti-Semitic Motifs in Arab Cartoons
An Interview with Joël Kotek, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
June, 2004

Wartime Witch Hunt:
Blaming Israel for the Iraq War

By Dore Gold,
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
June 3, 2004

The Struggle of Palestinian Journalists for Freedom of the Press
By Dan Diker
, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
May 25, 2004

Initial report: Hamas leader Rantisi killed in IAF strike

President Bush Commends Israeli Prime Minister Sharon's Plan
April 14, 2004

Remarks by the President and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Press Availability




Letter from President Bush to PM Sharon
Analysis: Bush meets Sharon's expectations

Interview: Alan Dershowitz March 28, 2004

Alan Dershowitz is an American civil rights libertarian, Harvard University law professor and a leading defence attorney, as well as a supporter — sometimes a critical supporter — of Israel. In his latest book The Case for Israel, Professor Dershowitz defends Israel's right to exist, and its right to protect its citizens from terrorism and its borders from hostile enemies. Professor Dershowitz, who will be visiting Australia this week, talks to Jana Wendt from Boston about whether he believes Israel was right to target and kill Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.

International Women's Day - March 8, 2004

ATHENS 2004: Israel doesn't have a capital city

The Anti-Terror Fence Saves Lives!

A fence built for peace
By Silvan Shalom
The Guardian, February 3, 2004

The Anti-Terrorist Fence
(Israel Foreign Ministry)


Suicide bombing of Egged bus no. 19 in Jerusalem
Bombing Plunges Jerusalem Street Into Nightmare
, January 29, 2004
Video Clip Caution: Video contains very graphic footage (Israel Foreign Ministry)

From the Jerusalem Post

Letters to Swedish Foreign Ministry and Ambassador Mazel

Is There an Alternative to Arafat's Leadership?
By Barry Rubin, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
December 30, 2003

Learning the Lessons of the European Union's Failed Middle East Policies
By Gerald M. Steinberg, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
January 1, 2003

Israeli group hopes to aid Iranian earthquake victims despite rebuff
By Hilary Leila Krieger, The Jerusalem Post, December 29, 2003

Arrests foil Hamas cell plan to kill, decapitate IDF soldiers

By Amos Harel, Ha'aretz, December 23, 2003
Unfortunately, this is what happens when Israel's enemies know that Israel is willing to exchange live prisoners for dead ones. It's far easier to manage dead soldiers - they don't put up a struggle, try to escape, eat etc. Why should they expend any efforts at keeping their captives alive when they know that Israel will pay a price to retrieve even her dead soldiers? - MT Editor

Al-Qaeda's Intellectual Legacy:
New Radical Islamic Thinking Justifying the Genocide of Infidels

By Jonathan D. Halevi, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
December 1, 2003

Egypt's Maher assaulted by Palestinians in Jerusalem

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher has collapsed after being assaulted by a crowd of Palestinians as he entered the al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, witnesses say.
Witnesses earlier said it appeared Maher had been physically beaten but later said he was accosted and jostled and possibly struck one or two times, causing him to fall to the ground.
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Egyptian FM assaulted by Palestinians on Temple Mount
Palestinians assault Egyptian FM inside Al Aksa Mosque
Egyptian Foreign Minister Injured at Al Aqsa Mosque
Palestinians Attack Egyptian Foreign Minister
FM Shalom Condemns Attack on His Colleague Egyptian FM Maher

Egyptian FM Assaulted At Mosque

Muslim Extremists Attack Maher: 8 minute video clip from Reuters.
In this video clip you can see clearly how Israeli policemen protect Maher from the Palestinian mob with their bodies.

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Balancing IDF Checkpoints and International Law:
Teaching the IDF Code of Conduct

By Lt. Col. Amos Guiora, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
November 19, 2003

An Answer to the New Anti-Zionists:
The Rights of the Jewish People to a
Sovereign State in Their Historic Homeland

By Dore Gold and Jeff Helmreich, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
November 16, 2003

The Bombing of Synagogues in Istanbul:
An al-Qaida Operation or a Revival of Turkish Islamist Terrorism?

By Ely Karmon, The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism
November 15, 2003

Grubby Saddam captured hiding in hole

U.S. troops have captured Saddam Hussein hiding in a hole near his home town of Tikrit in a major coup for Washington's beleaguered occupying force in Iraq.
Grubby, bearded and "very disorientated", the 66-year-old fallen dictator was dug out by troops from a cramped hiding pit during a raid on a farm in Ad-Dawr village late on Saturday, U.S. Major-General Ray Odierno told a news conference in Tikrit. <Full Story> <Leave Comments>

CNN Audio Slide Show:
Capture of Saddam

Analysis / The beggar from Baghdad - By Yoel Marcus, Ha'aretz, December 15, 2003
Eyes were glued to the endlessly repeated scene and it was impossible to turn one's gaze from the pathetic image on the screen. Could this homeless man, who looked like a forlorn beggar at a Tel Aviv traffic light, who had his teeth examined and fingers combed through his disheveled hair checking for lice, really be Saddam Hussein? <more>

From the 'Spider Hole' - By William Safire, The New York Times, December 15, 2003
The Capture of a Dictator - Editorial, The New York Times, December 15, 2003
End of the Beginning - Editorial, The Washington Post, December 15, 2003
Hussein Exposed - By Jim Hoagland, The Washington Post, December 15, 2003
Lessons From Nuremberg - By George F. Will, The Washington Post, December 15, 2003
A Step Toward Mission Accomplished - By David Ignatius, The Washington Post, December 15, 2003
'We Got Him' - Editorial, The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2003
WMD found - Editorial, The Jerusalem Post, December 15, 2003
The capture - Editorial, The Washington Times, December 15, 2003
A Rat In The Hand . . .
- Editorial, The New York Post, December 15, 2003
Dragon Down
- By Amir Taheri, The New York Post, December 15, 2003
A Tyrant Humbled - By Ralph Peters
, The New York Post, December 15, 2003
- By Asla Aydintasbas, The New York Post, December 15, 2003
Analysis: A psychological blow - By Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post, December 14, 2003

Undermining the War on Terrorism: The Role of Yasser Arafat and the Syrian Regime
By Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad

What Exactly Does Israel Have on Yasser Arafat?
By Eli Kazhdan

Statement by Ambassador Dan Gillerman,
Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations
Emergency Session of the Security Council, October 5, 2003

Iran and Syria as Strategic Support for Palestinian Terrorism

Iran as a State Sponsoring and Operating Terror
Ostensibly "Sitting on the Fence"In Practice - "On the Axis of Evil"
Terrorism as a Preferred Instrument of Syrian Policy

Ten Years Since Oslo: The PLO's "People's War" Strategy and Israel's Inadequate Response
By Joel S. Fishman, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 2003

Incitement in the Palestinian Authority After the Aqaba Summit

The Seam Zone - Facts & Figures

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MidEastTruth Special
Translations from Israel's leading daily Yediot Ahronot
August 22, 2003

Dozens Of International Terrorism Experts Will Gather At The Beginning Of September In Herzliya To Discuss The New Danger That Hovers Over The World: "Post-Modern Terrorism" - "It Is A Matter Of Mega Terrorism, Non-Conventional, That The World Cannot Absorb" Warns Terrorism Researcher Boaz Ganor - The Danger To Israel, He Thinks, Is Expected From Bin Laden And Not From The Palestinian Terrorist Organizations. More


Simultaneously With The Hamas Man Who Killed Himself In Jerusalem A Number Of Other Suicides Were On Their Way To Other Terrorist Attacks, Including One Who Seemed To Be The Big "Revenge Attack". The Shin Beit Caught Them Enroute – The Assessment In The Security System: The Attack Was Strategic, Influenced By Syria And Iran, Who Are Interested In Drawing American Fire Towards The Conflict In The Territories.

Now, we have to prepare ourselves for the possibility that we will return again to the vortex of bloodshed and days of tension and fighting that can continue for weeks, and are liable to worsen to the point of all out war in the fashion of "Defensive Shield"
The army is already deployed for various possibilities - with plans and with orders. Now also the public - after a relatively calm summer vacation - needs to adjust itself to this idea. The assassination yesterday in Gaza will by necessity raise the bar for terrorist attacks and suicides.

Translations by Jonathan Silverman zalmanaron@juno.com

White House announces Pipes USIP appointment
The President has signed the recess appointment of Daniel Pipes of Pennsylvania to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace.
The President nominated Mr. Pipes on April 2, 2003.

On Being Borked
How foes distorted my record

By Daniel Pipes
, August 26, 2003

'For durable, real peace I am ready to make painful compromises in the cradle of the Jewish people'
The Road Map - What do you think about it?

Don’t be passive!
Come vote in our Poll and express yourself in our forum

The Region: Understanding the negotiating strategies
Peace? Not if Palestinian Terrorism Continues
An open letter to our Palestinian cousins
Roadmap to Auschwitz
Bigotry and the 'Road Map'
'Trust is not enough'
Slippery Roads
Road map torn by ambiguity
Why I love the road map - really!
Will the road map lead to genuine Arab compromise?

CAT 2002

Coalition Agaisnt Terrorism

What caused Rachel Corrrie's death?
How the media works when it comes to the Middle East

The News We Kept to Ourselves
By Eason Jordan, The New York Times, April 11, 2003

CNN admits hiding Iraq news; the Washington Post opposes Iraq-Israel peace
From Best of the Web Today, By James Taranto, The Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2003

CNN's Eason Jordan Admits: CNN allowed news to be shaped by threats
By Naomi Ragen, April 11, 2003

Liars and windbags

By Mitchell G. Bard, israelinsider, April 13, 2003

Having collaborated with Saddam, can CNN be trusted again?
By Franklin Foer, The Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2003

CNN knew
Editorial, The Washington Times, April 14, 2003

Trading truth for access?
By Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe, April 17, 2003

War on Iraq Coverage:

MidEastTruth Contributing Writers - Archive

Trevor Asserson
The BBC and The Middle East

Prof. Steve Berger
The New palestine Dictionary (Unabridged)

Avi Davis
A Window in History

Michael Freund
An Israeli embassy in Baghdad?

Prof. Yoav Gelber
Why Did The Palestinians Run Away in 1948?

Dr. Mordechai Kedar
A Lebanese fig leaf

Dr. Neill Lochery
Israel's role in toppling Saddam

Prof. David Navon
An invitation to Europeans

Arlene Peck
United Nations Hatred

Daniel Pipes
Why Europe Balks

Naomi Ragen
Mr. Powell's Haste

Barry Shaw
Iraq - And Now for Something Completely Different!

Prof. Gil Troy
America reaches for stars

David M. Weinberg
The Folly Of Waiting

Emanuel A. Winston
Iraq without Saddam

Where does the Iraqi oil money go to?
A flash presentation from alisrael.com


The Columbia Tragedy

Stunned World Grieves Over Shuttle Disaster

Israel, India mourn loss of national heroes

Israeli astronaut bombed Iraqi reactor

Col. Ilan Ramon
Israel's First High-Tech Ambassador in Space

"Americans and Israelis are brothers indeed, on Earth and in space."
- U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Kurtzer, February 2, 2003

Israel Mourns Nation's First Astronaut

A new terrorist is born
...Both al Dura and his wife, Amal, said they were prepared to send their other children to die fighting Israel. “There will be no security for them as long as we have occupation, we’re ready to give more of our children,” al Dura said. Cradling the day-old Mohammed, Amal echoed his words. “Every Palestinian mother would send her child to jihad, defend the land, for freedom, the nation, this is our land, they took it away from us by force,” she said, her head wrapped in a black headscarf.

Munich 30 years later.
Israeli wins gold in European Athletics Championships

The victory comes nearly 30 years after the Sept. 5 attack by Palestinians at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, which resulted in the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes... Tears flowed from Averbukh's eyes as the Israeli national anthem played while the crowd stood in stirring silence. He was then given a big cheer.

Chirac against inclusion of Hizbullah in EU terror list

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Elie Wiesel on Radio J

On the morning of August 2nd, on the airwaves of Radio J, Elie Wiesel reaffirmed his “confidence in the Israeli authorities.” With reference to the Gaza strikes against the Hamas terrorist Salah Shehade, he declared: “I cannot believe that there is a single Jew, Israeli who wants to kill children.”

Reminiscing about his friendship with Yitzak Rabin and his belief in Oslo, he spoke of his present-day uncertainty. Noting that while he does “not love violence,” he nevertheless “approves of the policies” of George W. Bush, “of doing everything necessary to ensure that terrorism would not be used as a means to serve political ends,” emphasizing that “suicide terror is a menace to Israel and the entire world. It is a threat to the world, not only to a single country.”

Weisel regrets that European solidarity with the United States following the attacks of September 11th 2001 is “more tenuous today.”

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A Religion of Peace

The Israeli blogger Tal G. notices a disturbing Web site, ClearGuidance.com, which bills itself "a resource guide for Muslim teenagers." Bloggers Charles Johnson and James Lileks also have items about this site--which, after this unwelcome attention, closed down to all but registered users. Lileks quotes from one thread (this is obviously verbatim):

hey am gonna sleep rite now kay....il give u guys the threads name in brothers area ... i want to see that FILLED WITH BLOOD AND OTHER YUMMMY STUFF for tomorrow inshallah

tha name of that thread is "> : : : » JUICY JEW « : : : <" gud name eh ... lol

key gud nite...ma3assalaam

When we viewed the site last night, we saw (and saved to our hard drive) a thread called "Islam's Most Wanted," which seems to incite the assassination of various U.S. and foreign officials. A reader also passed to us a link from another site, which he said he found on ClearGuidance.com. It is an MPEG-format movie of a man (by some accounts a Russian) being beheaded. This link--decency prevents us from providing it--still works as we write.

It sounds as though law-enforcement authorities ought to look into this site. Here's some information to start with: According to the Network Solutions Whois database, the domain name is registered to one Halal Flowers of Staten Island, N.Y. Flowers also holds the registration for Taliban-news.com whose motto is "In Pursuit of Shariah." A reader of Charles Johnson's Web log reports the domain name used to belong to someone with a Muslim name and a Worthington, Ohio, address.

- From The Wall Street Journal's Best of the Web Today, By James Taranto, August 8, 2002

'This Struggle Is Worthwhile'

By Marla Bennett

The following is excerpted from an essay by Marla Bennett, one of the five Americans killed Wednesday in the bombing of Hebrew University. It originally appeared in the weekly San Diego Jewish Press-Heritage on May 10.

Lives testimony to US-Israeli ties
Family Feared for Student in Israel
Victims shared spirituality, passion
A World of Ideals Beckoned Victims
American lived with danger

A summer of healing for Israeli kids

Camp helps children who’ve lost family to suicide bombers


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Syria buys arms for Iraq in Eastern Europe

Take a good look at this 12 year old girl.
Does she look desperate?

Click here for her story (Video included)

Education, Incitement and Social Pressure?
You be the judge!

A Brief History of Yasir Arafat
By David Brooks

Palestinian Media Watch
's The ULTIMATE Child Abuse PowerPoint presentation

FOX13's Jihad for Kids

"Those who fill the minds of children with hate, who use the bodies of children as weapons, who exploit the deaths of the young to further their own power have as their goal the destruction of peace and freedom."

- US Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, April 15, 2002
(full transcript)

Three Easy Steps To Arab-Palestinian Justice

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Why Arafat?

An Engineered Tragedy
Statistical Analysis of Casualties in the Palestinian - Israeli Conflict,
September 2000 - June 2002

Daniel Pearl Video
Warning: this video contains extremely graphic and disturbing images.
Please also read:
Pearl video brings the horror home

Mother's Love

Gaza's preschool of hate


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