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Sept. 19, 2014
Hamas: End the Blockade or There Will be Another War
Hamas deputy leader Mousa Abu Marzouq said Thursday the group does not want
another war with
In the interview, Abu Marzouq insisted that Hamas won the war, despite the
apparent military setbacks. He said his group's popularity among Palestinian
Arabs has increased and that it would likely defeat Abbas and his Fatah movement
if elections were held today. He warned that failure to negotiate a new
"We don't want that, and the Israelis, I guess, don't like to see that (war)
again," he told AP, adding that the people of
Abu Marzouq said on Wednesday that the indirect ceasefire negotiations will restart within the next week. He added that while the exact date had not yet been set, "it would definitely be before the 24th of the current month."
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has rejected Hamas’s seaport and airport demand,
saying that "there is no chance that Hamas will receive a seaport - it is not in
Former Jordanian MP: Jews Use Human Blood in Passover Matzos
A former Jordanian member of parliament recently used the centuries old “matzah blood libel,” which claims that Jews use the blood of non-Jews to make matzah for Passover.
The former Jordanian MP, Sheik Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Zant, made the comments in an interview which aired on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV on September 7 and in which he accused Jews of “cannibalism.” The interview was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
“One could go on forever about the deceptiveness of the Jews. They are liars. They allow cannibalism, and the eating of human flesh. Check their Talmud and religious sources. On their religious holidays, if they cannot find a Muslim to slaughter, and use drops of his blood to knead the matzos they eat, they slaughter a Christian in order to take drops of his blood, and mix it into the matzos that they eat on that holiday,” claimed Abu Zant.
This is certainly not the first time that Muslims have used the “matzah blood libel”, as has been documented by MEMRI several times.
In July, top Hamas representative in
Biden Apologizes for 'Shylock' Jibe at Bankers
Using the term “shylocks” to describe unscrupulous bankers who prey on
servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas was a bad idea,
In a speech to a lawyers' group Tuesday, Biden described his the experiences of
his son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, when he served in
"That's one of the things that he finds was most in need when he was over there
Several groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, complained, with ADL head Abraham Foxman saying that “Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful.”
Shylock, a main character in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, is portrayed
as a greedy usurer who lends money at high interest rates, with no compassion
for those in financial trouble. In the play, Shylock, clearly portrayed as a
Jew, mercilessly demands a “pound of flesh” from the merchant who defaults on a
loan. Scholars believe that Shakespeare, who lived in 16th century
Biden's office had no comment, but Foxman said the Vice-President apologized in a phone call. "Clearly, there was no ill intent here, but Joe and I agreed that perhaps he needs to bone up on his Shakespeare. There is no truer friend of the Jewish people than Joe Biden," Foxman said in a statement. "Not only has he been a stalwart against anti-Semitism and bigotry, but he has the courage and forthrightness to admit a mistake and use it as an opportunity to learn and to teach others about the harmful effects of stereotypes. He has turned a rhetorical gaffe into a teachable moment."
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YOU SAY YOU WANT CHANGE?
By Frances Bernay-Cohen
I can't speak for you, but my grandparents came to the United States to find a refuge from "change." They came to The United States where their basic freedoms were guaranteed by the Constitution; where they could build a future on this solid ground.
Whether our forefathers and forI'm sure you will find some truth in this song.
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Paradise Regained, Paradise Lost
By Don Canaan (Commentary)
This year marked the 29th anniversary of the return of the Sinai by Israel to Egypt--a day of mourning by many of the 2,000 settlers who settled and later were forcibly evacuated by Israeli authorities under the command of Ariel Sharon, from the seaside city of Yamit on the Mediterranean.
Yamit was former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's dream--a projected seaport and city of 250,000 founded on the Sinai sand dunes overlooking date palm trees and the blue Mediterranean--a populated buffer between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on the other side of the Suez Canal.
Some alternate historians say Moses and the children of Israel passed near the site of Yamit 3,500 years ago as they wandered for 40 years through the Sinai Desert on their way to the proverbial land of milk and honey.
Since April 25, 1982 only the whine of the desert wind weaves its currents through the crevices of destroyed homes, businesses and monument--a memorial to the young men who died during the 1967 Six Day war.
Christians, Jews and Muslims died during three Arab-Israeli wars and battles that took place in the Sinai in 1956, 1967 and 1973--Egyptian and Israeli--young people who fought and died in that desolate, forsaken desert wasteland.
The modern-day chariot carrying Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar al-Sadat hugged the intermittently green coastline of Sinai on its historic mission to Jerusalem. Israelis glancing upward into the clear night sky saw merely a jet banking gently to the northwest.
Official Israeli government policy was that the settlers had to be removed and the army came and forcibly removed the remaining diehard residents. The Jerusalem Post described the scene: Apocalypse had arrived in Yamit and in the dust and noise and destruction one could wander freely. Dozens of bulldozers and giant mobile air hammers were loose in the city like a pack of predatory beasts."
April 25, 20011 marked the 29th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from Yamit and Sinai and a cold peace between long-term enemies.
That gift of peace silently glided overhead as the Sabbath disappeared and the stars appeared. At 8:01 p.m. Sadat's jetliner landed at Ben-Gurion Airport and the first minutes of a then potential peace came to the Middle East.
Old enemies became new friends. The crowds roared its approval when Sadat shook hands with Moshe Dayan. A person standing nearby, according to the Jerusalem Post, said Sadat told Dayan, "Don't worry Moshe, it will be all right."
The peace treaty between the two nations was signed on March 26, 1979 and on April 25, 1982; the events that had started on a November day at Camp David came to fruition. Sinai was returned to Egypt. Yamit was bulldozed to the ground. But Anwar Sadat did not live to see that day. He had been assassinated seven months before.
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