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Beilin: Sharon Can Fool AIPAC but Not Us
Yahad opposition party leader. Yossi Beilin stated on Tuesday that Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon may raise eyebrows with his impressive remarks to the AIPAC (American Israel Public
Affairs Committee) conference, but he does not fool us here at home. Beilin added the
prime minister's message is a clear one - following the implementation of the Gaza/Shomron
Disengagement Plan there will not be any additional progress in negotiations between
Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Beilin stated the key to understanding the prime
minister is his choice of words, the "elimination" of terror, not the "prevention" of
terror, explaining this guarantees there would be no additional progress vis-à-vis
the implementation of the road map plan.
Sharon: Israel will Help Abbas
By Meredith Buel (VOA-Washington)
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is renewing his pledge to cooperate with Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas, and said he will release hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in the
near future. Sharon told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, that the
Jewish state wants to work with the Palestinians to coordinate the coming withdrawal of
about 8,500 settlers from the Gaza Strip and a small part of the West Bank.
Sharon said such coordination could serve as a springboard toward the renewal of peace
negotiations. "I call upon the leaders of the Palestinian Authority to meet the challenge
and coordinate the disengagement with us. The successful coordination of the disengagement
plan will allow us to embark on a new era of trust and build our relations with the
Sharon told members of AIPAC, which is a powerful pro-Israeli lobbying group, that he
would ask his cabinet for approval to release 400 more Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill
gesture to Abbas. Abbas is due to arrive in Washington later this week for meetings with
top government officials, including President Bush.
Both Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to the internationally backed road map
peace plan, but neither side has taken any major steps to implement it. Sharon said there
could be no progress on the road map until Abbas disarms Palestinian militant groups.
"Terrorist activities have not yet ceased. The smuggling of weapons and arms production
continues and there is no real prevention of terrorist actions. The progress toward the
road map can be achieved only after the terrorist organizations are dismantled."
Sharon, who met with Bush last month, said relations between the United States and
Israel are stronger than ever before. A heckler opposed to the withdrawal from the Gaza
Strip briefly interrupted the prime minister's speech.
Baghdad in Jerusalem
By Emanuel A. Winston (Commentary)
What will Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Defense Minister Saul Mofaz, Deputy PM
Ehud Olmert, Deputy PM Shimon Peres, etc. do when their "Disengagement" brings the radical
Islamist Mujahadeen into Jerusalem - as it has in Baghdad?
Clearly, so many fat behinds cannot crowd under the same table when the Kassam Rockets
Doubtless, after the Mujahadeen have done as much damage in Iraq against the Americans,
they will again lift up like a flock of locusts and head for Israel. There will be plenty
of room in the cities of Ram'Allah, Tulkarem, Nablus and the large area of Gaza. Like
locusts who devour all the greenery in sight, so too will the Mujahadeen. But - while
locusts eat greenery, the Mujahadeen feed on human flesh and suffering.
As in Iraq, they will try to terrorize the local Jewish population into obeying their
Sha'aria laws (strict laws of Islam), interpreted at did the Taliban with a mix of
Wahaabism preached by the Saudis. Where will you run then, Mr. Sharon? Will you evacuate
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem? Will you circle the Israeli Defense Force wagons around your Sycamore
Yes, I do think we will again see car and bus bombing, individual homicide/suicide
bombers, in addition to Kassam & Kaytusha Rockets, mortars, snipers, artillery coming
in from Gaza, the Lebanon border (courtesy of Ehud Barak's cowardly retreat). I have no
doubt that the Mujahadeen will pour in to all the areas turned over to the Muslim Arab
The loss of Israelis to these unremitting attacks will fall squarely on the shoulders
of Sharon, Mofaz, Olmert and Peres, 'et al'. For their participation and initiation of
this opening of the city gates to the Muslim Arab Terrorists, each should pay a price. I
suggest a Nuremberg Tribunal for their crimes against humanity, the Jewish people and the
Jewish State. If confirmed guilty, to be hanged as were Hitler's enablers and Haman's
While I entitled this article: Baghdad in Jerusalem, you can be certain that every city
in Israel will come under fire, thanks to a government who has become co-conspirators with
the Muslim 'Jihadists.' Sharon and company know that the cities turned over by the Osloids
(by the Oslo Accords) already have operational cells of Hamas, Hezb'Allah, Al Aksa
Martyrs' Brigade of Fatah, and dozens of other Terrorist organizations - each with its own
Jenin, Nablus, Bethlehem, etc. are back in the Terror business, despite occasional visits
by IDF troops retaliating for their Terror attacks. The ability of the IDF to counter
Terror or to chase in 'hot pursuit' or to stop a 'ticking bomb' will be emasculated by the
inexplicable ethnic cleansing/retreat/withdrawal/deportation policies of the former great
warrior, Arik Sharon and his cohorts.
Sharon, in lockstep with President George W. Bush's agenda to 'win the hearts and minds
of the Arab Muslim people (for the sake of the oil they sit upon) has signed a death
certificate for the Jewish Nation and the Jewish people worldwide. If we Jews didn't have
enough museums, memorials, day to honor our Jewish fallen - no doubt, there will be more.
Too appropriately, Sharon picked Tisha B'av (or the day after) to begin his uprooting of
Jews - again.
Sharon, like all of us who have grown into our 70s and 80s, there is a certain decline
in our ability to defy, think as we used to, climb a ladder or drive with a steady hand.
You are old, Arik Sharon, clearly past your days of competence and you are killing your
own nation and your own people. Go away and take your gang with you. You have SHAMED the
nation and we have no forgiveness for you.
CNN, White House Falling for Palestinian Mythology?
A White House photo and a CNN article include "misleading" information about Jewish
historic connections to Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount - playing into the hands
of PA incitement. A photo released by the White House of First Lady Laura Bush's visit to
the Western Wall Tunnel had no mistakes - but the caption had several.
The caption read, "Laura Bush tours the Western Wall in Jerusalem with Rabbi Shmuel
Rabinowitz, administrator of The Western Wall Heritage Foundation; Mosche Katsav, wife of
Israeli President Moshe Katsav, center; and Mordechai "Suli" Eliav, manager of The Western
Wall Heritage Foundation, May 22, 2005. The wall is a symbol of both Jewish worship and
mourning for the Temple Mount, which was ordered constructed by King Herod the Great in
In fact, Rabinowitz is the rabbi of the Holy Sites, not the Foundation; the Israeli
President's wife's name is Gila, not Mosche; the wall is not a symbol of worship, but
rather a place of worship; and neither the wall nor the Temple Mount was constructed in
the year 1500, but rather at least 15 centuries earlier.
In a related item, CNN's report on Mrs. Bush's visit described the Temple Mount as
follows: "The site she visited on Sunday is Islam's third-holiest, and is built on a hill
in Jerusalem known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif -- or
the Noble Sanctuary. The hill also is believed to contain the ruins of Judaism's holiest
In fact, the site is Judaism's first-holiest site, where the First Temple was built by
King Solomon and was destroyed in the year 586 BCE., and where the Second Temple stood
from approximately 70 years later until the year 68 CE.
A major feature of Palestinian Authority incitement against Jews and Israel is its
claim that the Temple was never built on the Temple Mount. Palestinian Media Watch details
many examples of this phenomenon, such as the following from PA Television on Aug. 2,
2004: [Moderator Mohammed] Albaz: "Where did the story of Solomon's Temple come from?"
Al-Qidwa: "Solomon's Temple, I believe, was built by the Canaanites who were the
neighbors of the Israelis, the Israelites... I want to state several words clearly: the
Bible became an archival document, not representing what the Israelis and the first Jews
were, but what they thought they were, what they imagined. The Temple is the fruit of
their imagination. In any case, when our nation or our Canaanite forefathers came to
Palestine, they built the Temple... a temple in Jerusalem"
Sissalem: "We, as the Palestinian nation fighting for its freedom and liberation, must
not focus to much attention on these false [biblical] legends. The history of our land
continues more than 10,000 years. The land of battles and wars, [many] armies, tribes and
commanders came through. I want to point out that we should not focus much on what is
called the [biblical] Hebrew tribes, who are in fact Bedouin - Arab tribes. There is no
connection between them and these Khazar Jews [of Israel today].
Those [Hebrew - Arab] tribes were erased and ceased to exist and no traces were left of
them... That group did not have a pure religion. They claimed that Solomon, may he rest in
peace, built the Temple. Does the land testify to this? Solomon was a prophet and we see
him as a Muslim and part of our [Islamic] heritage... There is no historical text that
proves the existence [of the temple] or that it has a real history other than the Bible,
and the Bible as we have previously mentioned... was written based on ancient legends...
"The Quran came directly from the Prophet [Muhammad]... while supporting all that
preceded it in the [biblical] Prophetic inscriptions, that, as you noted, appeared in the
Quran as Muslims believing in the one and only God, and these [the Hebrew prophets of the
Bible] are part of our [Muslim] heritage. They have no connection to the Imperialistic -
Settlement Jews [Israelis] and nor to those that were destroyed."
Muslim Cleric Calls for Revenge Against Britain on PA TV
In a sermon broadcast live on TV supervised by the Palestinian Authority, a cleric
affiliated with Hamas, said Islam must rule over the U.S. and Great Britain, and exact
revenge against the British. The cleric called for exacting revenge against Great Britain
in a virulent sermon broadcast live on Palestinian television on Friday, May 13. The
cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiras, who has become a symbol of Palestinian hatred of Israel
and the Western world, said the day will come when Islam "will rule Britain".
"We hold this opportunity to hold Britain accountable and say there is revenge we can
never forget. We cannot forego the revenge we want to exact from Britain. We hold Britain
responsible for what happened in Palestine. Britain is the cause, till this very minute,
of every drop of blood dripping in this land," Mudeiras told Arab viewers in the
Mudeiras set forth an Islamic program for world domination, claiming that Islam will
ultimately prevail and rule both Britain and the United States. "I say to you: You must
look at our situation with an outlook of confidence in Allah's victory! If you help Allah
[spread Islam], Allah will bring you victory. We once ruled the world and the day will
come when, by god, we will rule the entire world.
"The day will come when we will rule the United States, the day will come when we will
rule Britain, we will rule the whole world [and all will live in peace and comfort under
our rule] except the Jews. The Jews will not live in peace and comfort under our rule.
Treachery will keep being their nature throughout history. The day will come when the
whole world will rid itself of the Jews."
Israeli Scientists Find Sarcasm in the Brain
By IsraelNationalNews.com (Based on an article at www.Israel21c.org)
Why do some people 'get' sarcastic, and some not? Israeli researchers have now
published findings blaming the difference on a carefully orchestrated sequence of complex
cognitive skills, done in specific parts of the brain. The research details an "anatomy of
sarcasm" that explains how the mind puts sharp-tongued words into context. The findings
appear in the May issue of Neuropsychology, published by the American Psychological
Aside from dealing with sarcasm, the findings could provide vital clues to the best way
of helping people with autism or some forms of brain damage to improve their communication
skills. Simone Shamay-Tsoory PhD and colleagues at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa and
the University of Haifa, who conducted the research, explain that for sarcasm to score,
listeners must grasp the speaker's intentions in the context of the situation.
This calls for sophisticated social thinking and "theory of mind," which involves a
given person understanding that other people think different thoughts. When "theory of
mind" is limited or missing, autistic children, for example, have problems interpreting
irony. The researchers classify irony as the more general category of social communication
into which sarcasm falls.
Here is an example of sarcasm: Joe came to work, and instead of beginning to work, he
sat down to rest. His boss noticed his behavior and said, "Joe, don't work too hard,"
meaning: "You're a real slacker!"
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