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Friday, October 27, 2006

News for 10-26-06

10-26-06 - Three Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza In Beit Hanun, in the north, 37-year-old farmer Suheil al-Majdalawi was fatally shot by Israeli soldiers while in his fields, a medical source said Thursday.

10-26-06 - Israeli forces kill Palestinians policeman, second man in Gaza gun battles

10-26-06 - Two residents, international peace activist injured by Hebron settlers

10-26-06 - Israel court rejects Palestinian plea against West Bank barrier The plea concerned a six-kilometre (four-mile) section scheduled to incorporate the Jewish settlements of Immanuel, Karnei Shomron and Maale Shomrom that encroaches on Palestinian land in the northern West Bank. This fence we will build down on the Mexican border, will we build it such that it confiscates large swaths of Mexican land, you think? Why is that? So why do we allow Israel to do just that with respect to the unlawful confiscation of Palestinian land?

10-26-06 - Solana: Time to end occupation The European Union Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana said following a meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah Thursday that "the Palestinian people have suffered and suffered a lot, and it is time that the occupation that started in 1967 is over."

10-26-06 - Abbas calls Haneya for talks on coalition government

10-26-06 - Settlers attack Palestinian olive harvesters, soldiers stand by

10-26-06 - EU chief ask Israel to reopen border

10-26-06 - Barred from Contact: Violation of the Right to Visit Palestinians Held in Israeli Prisons Holding these prisoners and detainees in Israel flagrantly breaches international humanitarian law, which prohibits the transfer of civilians, including detainees and prisoners, from the occupied territory to the territory of the occupying state

10-26-06 - What's for Dinner? The dinner was hardly an unusual one for AIPAC. The group often arranges such elite pow-wows at the homes of senior members of Congress and government officials (one in the mid-1990s was hosted by then Vice President Al Gore) as a way for AIPAC to both demonstrate its political clout and to provide a perk for major donors.

10-26-06 - Israel's DM reiterates continuation of overflights Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz reiterated on Thursday that Israeli Air Force (IAF) overflights would continue in Lebanon as long as the UN cease-fire resolution had not been fully implemented.

10-26-06 - A deadly scandal continues in Gaza

10-26-06 - Massacre of Arabs to be remembered The villagers were shot because they were in violation of a wartime curfew that had not been announced in advance. By the time the shooting stopped that evening in 1956, Israeli troops had killed 49 peaceable residents, half of them women and children, in the village of Kafr Kassem, about 10 miles east of Tel Aviv. All the dead were Arabs and all were full Israeli citizens, headed home at dusk from work in fields and factories--and unaware that a military curfew prohibiting movement after sundown had been imposed an hour or so earlier.

10-26-06 - European politicians delay Israel trip A visit by a European Parliament delegation to Israel was postponed due to Israel's concern over a far-right French delegate. Hypocrisy.

10-26-06 - Peres: West bolsters Iran Shimon Peres chided the international community for not being firmer in its efforts to curb Iran?s nuclear program.

10-26-06 - Waxman blasts Justice on Harman A top congressional Democrat called on the Justice Department to publicize what it knows about an investigation into relations between AIPAC and a Jewish congresswoman.

10-26-06 - Hamas Gets $2 Million to Help Offset Cutoff

10-26-06 - U.N. sees hold-ups in Lebanon withdrawal Talks have been under way for weeks on Israel?s demand that the bolstered United Nations peacekeeper force in southern Lebanon impose new security regulations in Ghajar to ensure Hezbollah does not use the village as a conduit for attacks or drug smuggling.

10-26-06 - Lieberman urges discretion on Iran "We have to wait and see what the European Union, United States, Russia and China do about Iran," Lieberman said. "We don't need to be on the front line on this issue. We just have to sit and wait."

10-26-06 - No aggression intended, Israel says after German ship incident The confrontation occurred when Israeli jets scrambled after a helicopter took off from a German frigate serving with a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) task force. German Defence Ministry spokesman Thomas Raabe said six Israeli F- 16s had flown very low over the German vessel and one of them fired two shots into the air. An Israeli army spokeswoman said the helicopter took off without having coordinated this with Israel

10-26-06 - Indonesia to buy Israeli surveillance drones

10-26-06 - In pictures: Lebanon oil spill clean-up Fishermen who were badly affected by the war and Israel's sea blockade of Lebanon have been employed to clean the beaches.

10-26-06 - Iran denies Argentina bomb charge Mr Hoseyni said the charges were intended to divert "world attention from the perpetration of crimes by the Zionists against women and children in Palestine".

10-26-06 - Israel to provide F-15 fighter components Israel's Elbit Systems unit Cyclone has been awarded a $19 million contract with Boeing Co. to provide components for U.S. F-15 fighters.

10-26-06 - Berlin wants 'smooth cooperation' with Israel after warplane incident "Shots were fired by Israeli planes. It is under investigation," a spokesman said. Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz has denied that the planes had fired at the German forces

10-26-06 - Bush: Returning Shalit would help Syria President Bush said facilitating the return of a captured Israeli soldier would help Syria in American eyes.

10-26-06 - Palestinian injured by land mine blast in Greece

10-26-06 - U.S. Stays Mum On Israel's Lieberman "The Baker report may be the key," Reich said. "I cannot envision that he won't recommend changes not just with respect to Iraq, but to other issues, including a second Madrid conference on the Middle East."

10-26-06 - Army takes prisoner three residents from Tulkarem The Israeli army took prisoner three residents from the West Bank city of Tulkarem and the nearby Nur Shams refugee camp on Thursday morning.

10-26-06 - Israel thwarting Hamas effort to set up West Bank security force The conflict between Israel and Hamas is likely to escalate soon in light of the Israel Defense Forces' decision to try to thwart the establishment of a Hamas security service in the West Bank.

10-26-06 - A Palestinian Question: Where Has America Gone?

10-26-06 - Progress on Israel-Palestinian prisoner swap: Hamas The leader of Hamas, who lives in exile in Syria, is expected to travel to Egypt soon for talks on a prisoner swap with Israel that could see hundreds of Palestinians freed in exchange for an Israeli soldier.

10-26-06 - Sierra Leone: Palestinians Gain Sympathy

10-26-06 - Israeli president rape charges spurred by Lebanon war: Putin

10-26-06 - U.S. evangelicals on mission in Israel The Christians support the extreme Israeli right-wing position which opposes any territorial compromises to the Palestinians.

10-26-06 - Letter: Support divestment Israel has imposed a strict siege on Palestine, isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world, and continues to construct the Apartheid Wall in the West Bank. In addition, Palestinian farmers have been denied access to their agricultural lands. These crimes against humanity represent your tax dollars at work. Please support Somerville's divestment from Israel.

10-26-06 - Don't mention the war: Israel seeks image makeover "In the wake of 9/11, the objective now is to place Israel among the coalition of the moderates, facing off against Islamic radicalism," Gissin said

10-26-06 - Letter: Accusations were false against Web site That people like Mr. Brociner must rely on false accusations shows that they cannot find anything "anti-Jewish" or untruthful about Israel in the SDP Web site

10-26-06 - Letter: Ignore the lobbies, vote yes Israeli historians have documented that most of the land was not purchased but rather captured by an Israeli militia that massacred Palestinians who resisted being forced off their homeland. These horrifying acts were condemned by many courageous Jewish Americans of the time, including Albert Einstein who, in an open letter to the "New York Times," labeled an Israeli political party as "akin to ... the Nazi and Fascist" parties and described the Israeli militia as "terrorist" who "massacred" peaceful Arab villagers

10-26-06 - 'Rachel Corrie' Was a Liar Rabid Israel-supporters furiously attempt to smear the memory of Rachel Corrie. Can't have Americans getting the truth.

10-26-06 - Agent's testimony contradicts Salah's torture claims The Salah case marks the first time that Israeli intelligence agents have testified on U.S. soil, and extraordinary security measures are in place to keep their identities secret

10-26-06 - Argentine Jewish groups welcome call for Iranian arrests in AMIA case The prosecutors' call reprises the original investigative tack - first suggested by the Mossad and CIA - that pointed to Iran as the intellectual author of the attack.

10-26-06 - Lebanon's celebrity hangout shakes off war hangover

10-26-06 - American Arabs and Muslims begin to flex political muscle From 1990 through 2004, Arab Americans gave $788,968 in individual donations, political action committee contributions and soft money to federal parties and candidates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research and advocacy group. During the same period, pro-Israel groups and individuals donated $56.8 million.

10-26-06 - Israeli hippies dream of pot-fueled Mideast peace

10-26-06 - Chacour pleads for peace Despite his critique of U.S. foreign policy, Chacour praised the former Secretary of State James Baker for his help creating schools, summer camps and the first Christian Arab Israeli University in Galilee.

10-26-06 - Letter: Support human rights, vote yes

10-26-06 - Dems to host Israel online meeting Top U.S. congressional Democrats will host an online "town hall meeting" on Israel on Friday

10-26-06 - Letter: Yes on right of return Did you know that Israel was accepted into the United Nations on condition that it accepts the right of return of the Palestinian refugees?

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