Archive: May 2002

Something colossal happened last Thursday morning  - something inconceivable for the rational mind. At Pi Glilot, Israel fell victim to a barbaric act of war of cataclysmic proportions. Enemy forces staged a well-planned, well-informed attack on a strategic target. They planted a bomb, and after waiting until the proper moment for maximum impact, detonated the device.  Their plan and intention was to kill thousands who would burn to death in the massive fireball their bomb would ignite…
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Americans this week have been swamped with dire pronouncements by their leaders warning that additional terrorist attacks on US soil are a foregone conclusion. From Vice President Richard Cheney to FBI Director Robert Mueller, Americans this week were told it is only a question of time before they will again experience mass murder similar in scale to the September 11 attacks.  Also this week it surfaced that on March 27, the very day the Arab League convened in Beirut to discuss the much to…
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Speaking to the Likud central committee on Sunday night, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said any discussion of Palestinian statehood "is dangerous to the State of Israel and will prematurely increase the pressures on it."  Given the international fallout from the Likud's stinging rejection of the prime minister's view restatements of support for Palestinian independence by Washington, Brussels, et al, as well as the Labor Party's full-throated advocacy of the cause of Pal…
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Putting a happy, if inaccurate, face on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s visit with US President George W. Bush, a “high-ranking source” told journalists on Sharon’s plane the US agrees with Israel that reform of the Palestinian Authority is a precondition for renewing the peace process.  Almost simultaneously, US Secretary of State Colin Powell refuted this claim. In a press briefing with British Foreign Minister Jack Straw, the secretary said that, in the meetings wit…
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Wednesday’s New York Times led with the banner headline, “New Strategy Set by US and Saudis for Mideast Crisis.” The article cited administration sources, explaining that the outcome of Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah’s visit to US President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, was a “division of labor” between the two.   The Saudis are to deliver Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat to the negotiating table, and Bush is to deliver Pr…
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