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|"UN draft condemning Israeli settlements"
There is a draft resolution before the UNSC that reaffirms the (in the view of the UNSC) illegality of Israel's efforts to transfer her citizens into the militarrily occupied West Bank, and urges ...
|Israel refuses to pay medical bills for American
The Israeli government is refusing to pay the cost of medical care for an American-Jewish activist who lost an eye when Border Police officers fired a tear gas canister at her during a ...
|A Tale of Two Letters; AIPAC/JStreet, w/poll
On the Hill, a letter to the President is being circulated expressing support for Israel's actions in preserving the blockade of Gaza, an urging a UNSC veto of any independent attempt to investigate.
|Rachel Corrie/Furkan Dogan Act of 2010
In May, 2001, a 13 year old child was horribly murdered in the West Bank. Palestinian Militants were suspected of the crime. How did the US respond? Koby was born in 1987 in the ...
|U.S. lawmakers to Obama: Press Israel to ease Gaza siege
This is unusual. Fifty-four members of the U.S. Congress have signed a letter asking President Barack Obama to put pressure on Israel to ease the siege of the Gaza Strip.
|McCain and Lieberman in Jerusalem
Four senior US senators, John McCain, Joe Lieberman, John Barrasso and John Thune held a press conference Sunday afternoon in Jerusalem in which issues pertaining to the future of US-...
|A Palestinian State in 2010?
What are the prospects for a Peace agreement between Israel and her neighbors in 2010? How important is it to have some resolution to the decades old conflict? What role will the US take in ...
|American Jews eye Obama's 'anti-Israel' appointees
Every appointee to the American government must endure a thorough background check by the American Jewish community. Reads the lede in an article in Haaretz today.
|Hamas and Fatah: A Move Toward Reconciliation?
TIME reports progress on reconciling the two largest political factions seeking to represent the interests of the Palestinians. This of particular import as Obama's ME peace initiative gathers ...
|UNHRC set to debate Goldstone Report
The UN Human Rights Council meets this Tuesday to formally receive the report from the U.N. Fact-Finding Mission on Gaza, headed by Judge Richard Goldstone who will appear before the ...
|From the Way Back machine, Republicans in 1936
A cherished friend sent this to me today. In a 1936 Letter to C.L. Moore, one of America's first female Science Fiction writers, H.P. Lovecraft described his loathing for Republicans. ...
|IDF cuts down West Bank raids for fear U.S. diplomats will see
Is the headline in Haaretz The Israel Defense Forces has canceled a number of planned arrest operations in the West Bank ...
|"Israel won`t let Palestinians declare state unilaterally"
says the headline in today's Haaretz Israeli Foreign Minister is meeting with Javier Solana and Tony Blair Lieberman told ...
|Pro-Israel group: Obama settlements policy backs 'ethnic cleansing' of Jews"
A pro-Israel lobby group in the U.S. has launched a project intent on shifting the focus of the Obama administration away from West Bank settlements, claiming they are not an obstacle ...
|J Street, ADL launch war of words over Obama Israel policy
This might be noteworthy. Nearly seven months after the inauguration of Barack Obama, feuding among major U.S. Jews organizations is taking place behind closed doors and could be ...
|AIPAC slams Obama for honoring 'anti-Israel' ex-Irish president
The list for the presidential Medal of Freedom is out. But: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Tuesday slammed the Obama administration for its decision to give a ...
|Eric Cantor goes to Israel
August recess. What is 15% of our congresspersons going to do with all that time? They are going to Israel. Over the next two weeks, some 60 US congressmen, nearly 15 percent of ...
|"Israeli NGO battles settlements in US"
An Israeli NGO wants US to cancel tax cuts for pro-settlement groups The left-wing organization Gush Shalom is launching a campaign against organizations soliciting ...
|"Clinton: Israel to agree to temporary settlement freeze"
Interesting days in the Middle East This report in today's Haaretz seems to indicate Israel will agree to temporarily ...
|States, Organs, and Policy, Israel and Iran
The recent exposure of a Black Market for Organs , in Northern New Jersey and ...
|East Jerusalem, Settlement or Not?
The Obama administration summoned the Israeli Ambassador this weekend to register our objection to a proposed building project in East Jerusalem. The United States has told Israel it ...
|Towards an Independent Palestine
In today's Jerusalem Post there is this: EU's Solana says world ...
|Three Americans abducted, detained in foreign prison
At least three american members of a protest group seeking to bring world attention and material aid to a evolving humanitarian catastrophe were abducted at sea tuesday by the special forces of a ...
|"Spread of Arab population must be stopped"
reads the headline in Haaretz . A statement by the Minister of Housing of the State of Israel. Quite matter of factly. ...
|"AIPAC set to push Iran legislation at major conference"
IS the Headline in today's Jerusalem Post . However, a new, smaller jewish Lobbying ...
|Dems' gift to AIPAC
OK, it is the annual AIPAC policy conference. Obama is launching a major integrated Middle East Policy, which includes invitation to Iran for constructive dialogue and sending signals that it is ...
|US vs. Rosen and Weissman (AIPAC) Trial
How influential is AIPAC? They are a player on the hill, no doubt. I was researching a case and pulled up the indictment of Larry Franklin. Found this gem. Before I go further, let me say that ...
|The Death of a Young Israeli
A ninth grade student, was shot and killed by police when she allegedly approached a guard at border police station and opened fire with a pistol. The guard turned the barrel away, she fled and hid,
|Of Arms Sales, Terror, India and Israel
Slumdog Sidewinders, and high art. If anyone can embed this video, I'd appreciate it. It is a promotional video from Raphael Aerospace, an Israeli defense contractor for an Indian Arms and ...
|"U.S. turns up heat on Israel over settlements"
In an apparent shift from the prior administration, it appears the United States is taking a firmer stand on the issue of Israel's construction of new housing in the West Ban. Israel ...
|Head of Palestinian rights group banned from travelling to accept award
A Dutch foundation has jointly awarded their Annual Prize for Human Rights action to Al-Haq, a Palestinian Human Rights organization and B'Tselem, an ISraeli Human Rights organization. The Award ...
|Hamas, Fatah rivals to hold talks in Cairo
On Wednesday, Egypt will hold talks with representatives of Hamas and Fatah (and representatives of other dissident groups) , with the goal of effecting a reconciliation between the rival factions, ...
|US Position on Hamas/Fatah Unity government?
Well, it is recess time and the CODELS are flowing. Interestingly, for the first time in 10 years, some of the lawmakers went to Gaza. Keith Ellison and Brian Baird were in Gaza today and so was ...
|Hamas War Crimes to be investigated
The International Criminal Court in the Hague has been petitioned by representatives of the Palestinian Authority to investigate the potential criminal activity in the recent conflict in Gaza.
|In Support of Israel's security
Elections this week in Israel, and the recent change in Administration in the Unites States raise the opportunity to re-evaluate bilateral relations between our two countries. Israel is the ...
|Gaza, Hamas, Fatah, and Reconciliation
Cease fire negotiations continue in Egypt today. President Obama's ME Envoy, George Mitchell is expected to arrive in the region on Wednesday. Admittedly the cease fire is fragile, and all sides ...
|"US Congress expected to consider resolution backing Operation Cast Lead" w/poll
As noted in Jerusalem Post Several US House leaders are also expected to ...
|"Britain steps up fight against West Bank settlements"
was the headline in today's Ha'aretz. What's the deal? The British government is stepping up measures against settlements in the West Bank in an effort to stop their further ...
|Will next US president give priority to Iran, or to Israel-Palestinian conflict?
Policy wonks, and middle-east observers are watching carefully for signals on trends and directions on major foreign policy initiatives and priorities of the early Obama administration. The ...
|Should the US Boycott Durban II conference on Racism?
The second The World Conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance is scheduled for next April. The first conference was held in 2001, in the week before 9/11.
|There will be war over House of Peace,' vow Hebron settlers
So says HAARETZ . What's going on? Hebron has largely emptied of the thousands of Jews who arrived over the weekend to ...
|Handicapping Obama's National Security Team
Word is Obama intends to announce his selections for his National Security team on the Monday after Thanksgiving. In the interim, here's some speculation: Sources Say: USMC General James Jones ...
|"Nobel laureate: Suspend Israel from UN"
Nov 20, 2008 17:31 | Updated Nov 21, 2008 7:49 Nobel laureate: Suspend Israel from UN By ASSOCIATED PRESS Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire says the United ...
|"Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term"
Reads the headline in Today's Jerusalem Post US President George W. Bush ...
|Why progressives don't like Israel w/Poll
In Haaretz today, Rosner brings us this gem from the Wall Street Journal editorial page For reasons both telling and mysterious, Israel has become unpopular among that segment of ...
|Gaza factions agree to cease-fire
This is a first. A dozen political and military factions in Gaza have agreed to a cease fire with Israel. Twelve Palestinian factions have accepted Cairo's proposal for a temporary ...
|Carter outlines Hamas' terms for peace deal
According to CNN: JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that Hamas is prepared to accept peace with Israel if the Palestinians approve any agreement negotiated ...
|Suburban Jews could swing vote in Pennsylvania
Is the headline of an article in the Jerusalem Post According to Marcel Groen, the head of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee, 17 percent of the 560,000 registered voters are ...
|Israel's Peace Now turns 30
Peace Now, founded in 1978, celebrates its 30th anniversary on tuesday. The group, founded by IDF reservists, seeks peace in Palestine through a two state solution. Further, the group sees the ...
|The "J" Street Project -Balance to AIPAC?
Much ink and angst has been expended on debating the extent of the influence American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a lobby group with the mission of strengthening the US-Israeli relationship. ...
|Nader, Obama, Israel and Palestine, w/poll
Today, on Meet the Press, Nader was pressed by Timmeh on if he would be comfortable with Mccain as president. Nader, in response, replied with a criticism of Senator Obama's "self-censorship", ...
|Is Obama "good" for Israel?
Sen. Obama's candidacy has been subject to scurrilous emails and whisper campaigns about his faith and fealty (and his middle name). what does the Israeli Press say? Let's look, below the ...
|Israel could buy Palestinian gas
What do you suppose this means? UK energy firm BG Group has confirmed it is in talks to agree a contract to supply Palestinian gas to Israel.
|Another U.K. union considers Israel boycott
Britain's second-largest trade union will soon debate an economic boycott of Israel, following on the heels of Wednesday's decision by the country's lecturers union to recommend an ...
|Espionage, DOJ, Secrecy, and the road to war
on Thursday, District Court Judge T.S. Ellis rejected the government's plan to handle classified information in the Espionage Act case against Steven J. Rosen and Keith Wessman, former lobbyists for ...
|US faces tough choices in Palestine
The Palestinian Unity government has been sworn in. Two of our regional allies, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are urging the United States to recognize the new government. Norway and Ireland have already ...
|Patrick Fitzgerald's Day Job and Lord Black's Perle
Jury selection begins this wednesday in Chicago for Patrick Fitzgerald's next big trial. Lord Conrad Black is being tried for defrauding shareholders of the Hollinger Corporation of over $60 ...
|Milestone in Iraq-Oil Law close to Vote
The Independent reports today that the Iraq Oil Law is close to completion. Iraq's massive oil reserves, ...
|Mandela, Mother Theresa, Pope John Paul II, and who???
On Friday, Natan Sharansky will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, joining Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Pope John Paul II, as the only non-Americans to be honored with both the ...
|Bishop Tutu in the Holy Land-Human Rights Day
Today is International Human Rights Day, marking the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on ...
|"Look at her," she said. "Isn't she beautiful?"
This appeared in Boston Globe last week. It is a story of a Navy Corpsman and a bunch of Marines and a little girl. Blood and treasure indeed. Chris Walsh and his Marines are our treasure, not ...
|Prospects for Peace-Rice to Meet With Olmert, Abbas w/Poll
US Secretary of State Rice is to meet with Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas today, with follow on meetings with the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council States. What are the prospects for ...
|Showdown at UN: de la Sabliere v. Bolton w/Poll||Eiron||08/05/2006||24||5||-||-|
|Ray of Hope in Lebanon and Israel||Eiron||07/26/2006||85||9||1||3|
|Democratic Response to I/P Crisis-with Poll||Eiron||07/23/2006||7||2||-||1|
|Electoral Strategy for Voter Turn-Out in '06||Eiron||03/26/2006||4||1||-||1|
|Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy-Elephant in the Room?||Eiron||03/21/2006||24||2||1||54|
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