Archive: Nov 2002

WASHINGTON On Tuesday night Haifa mayor Amram Mitzna proved that our Labor party has officially decided to march its way directly into the political dustbin. For this he is to be thanked. In his unambiguous message of total capitulation to Palestinian terrorism -- I'll negotiate with Arafat and if he won't agree, I'll give him a state anyway -- Mitzna has done a service to the country.  Gone are Labor's protestations of patriotism and security-mindedness. Gone are the vestig…
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The Arab world is now enjoying a Ramadan treat, courtesy of Egyptian state television. The pan-Arab celebration comes in the form of the hit mini-series Knight without a Horse, which is based on the anti-Semitic tract Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The fact that Egypt, which receives $2 billion in US aid annually because of its peace treaty with Israel, is directly promoting anti-Semitism through the 41-part series is hardly surprising and almost unworthy of note. After all, under Preside…
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Netanyahu: Mine will be a government of solutions -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CAROLINE B. GLICK Nov. 7, 2002 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------In an exclusive interview with The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday, newly sworn-in Foreign Minister and Likud leadership candidate Binyamin Netanyahu elaborated on his differences with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, explaining why he believes he is the b…
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Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu are locked in a match of political wills and wiles. Each, today, rightly believes that his political future will, to a large degree, be determined by how this match plays out.  Both Sharon and Netanyahu know that Sharon's request of Netanyahu to accept the position of foreign minister in the narrow coalition government Sharon now seeks to build is a calculated political move. If Netanyahu were to refuse Sharon'…
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The large boom that reverberated throughout Jerusalem on Tuesday morning threw the city's residents into a momentary panic. Windows of homes and offices rattled. As my dog nose-dived under the bed, I, heart pounding, went over to the window to see if smoke was rising from any tall buildings around my shaking home. Seeing none, I decided it must have been a sonic boom and went about my business, cursing the air force under my breath, yet feeling a little silly for my reaction.  As the da…
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In an interview with Ha'aretz published last Tuesday, new Palestinian Authority Interior Minister Dr. Hani al-Hassan explained that as far as he is concerned, murdering Israeli civilians who live in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip is a legitimate operation of "resistance" against "occupation."   Tuesday night, a terrorist from the Fatah's Aksa Martyrs Brigades infiltrated the community of Hermesh in Samaria and went on a shooting rampage. Before IDF force…
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Since the 1980s, under the direction of Shimon Peres, the Labor Party establishment has become one with the leftist ideological fringe. It was in the era of unity government in the 1980s that Peres discarded his security-minded and ideologically motivated support for the settlement movement in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip of the 1970s and embraced appeasement as a national strategy.  In advancing his agenda, Peres cultivated the group of young men -- Yossi Beilin, Avraham Burg, Haim R…
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