"Jerusalem-News"-1 (a)
1. Personal Query by Steven Collins about the situation.
2. News Brief about what happened.
3. Personal Experience of Rabbi Avraham Feld who helped treat the wounded.
4. Comment

Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 20:29:04 -0600
From: Steven Collins <scollins@ll.net>
Subject: Tonight's bombing
Shalom Yair,

The latest terrorist bombings in Jerusalem are dominating our news
coverage. CNN had extensive live coverage, and Netanyahu challenged CNN to
look at and translate the incitements which Arafat issues in Arabic in the
Palestinian media.

Are you, Rabbi Abraham and your friends and family OK? I hope and pray
none were among the injured. I recognized Zion Square as the place where I
stayed for three nights at a motel there (Kirkat Zion). Was the restaurant
damaged where we had the excellent Italian meal after our afternoon at Yad
Vashem and the Holyland Hotel?



Answer: News Digest followed by experience of Rabbi Avraham Feld and Comment
Sunday, December 2, 2001

With 26 Israelis Dead and More than 200 Injured in
Palestinian Terror Rampage of Less than 24 Hours -
PM Sharon Heads for Home after Foreshortened
White House Meeting with President Bush Sunday
Conversation Ends 50 Minutes before Allocated 2 Hours
Bush Labels Palestinian Terror Strikes
"Horrific Acts of Murderג"
Member of Sharon's Entourage Minister Vilnai Says
"Turning Point at Hand, Arafat Has Sealed His Fate"
In Haifa, 15 Killed, 60 Injured, 20 Seriously, in Palestinian
Suicide Explosion Sunday on 16 Neve Shaanan-Hadar Bus
near Hagiborim Bridge
Six Israelis Injured in Blast on Jordan Rift Valley Highway
Bus Near Bekaג'ot
Earlier, In After-Shock of Jerusalem Terror-Massacre
Driver Shot Dead by Palestinian Snipers on Gaza Strip
Road Sunday Nahal Sorek Nuclear Reactor Scientist
Professor Baruch Singer, 51, from Gedera
Snipers Killed in Israeli Army Pursuit
Gazan Palestinian Positions Then Fire Mortars on Rescue Teams
All Ten Slain in Jerusalem Saturday Night Identified
Their Ages 14 to 20
Eighty-Five of 180 Injured in Triple Terror Attack on
Packed Jerusalem Pedestrian Malls Still in Hospital
Many in Critical Condition
DEBKA file's Terror Experts report:
Attack in Line with Arafat's Instructions to His
Security Services to Launch Strategic,
High-Casualty Terror Campaign
This Was Most Efficient and Disastrous Since
Onset of Palestinian Violence
Two Suicide Bombers and Booby-Trapped Vehicle
Used Extra-Powerful Explosive of New Type
Mixed with 6-inch Nails
Explaining Severe Injuries and High Casualty Count
Shops and Businesses Blasted and Charred up to Fifth Floor
2 December: The
brightly-lit cafes,
restaurants and night
spots of central
Jerusalem's main
pedestrian mall were
packed with youngsters
on an ordinary Saturday
night's outing, when two suicide killers blew
themselves up at the heart of the throng. Within
seconds, the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall near Zion
Square filled with screams, flying limbs and pools of
blood, a larger version of the scene seen twice this
week - once in the Afula bus station and again on the
Nazareth-Tel Aviv bus.
But it was not over yet. As the rescue teams, backed
by dozens of ambulances, rushed in to attend the
scores of wounded, a booby-trapped car blew up 100
yards away from the suiciders, adding to the carnage.
The casualty total of 10 dead and 170 wounded, 9
critically and 44 seriously - rose from hour to hour,
packing all the hospitals of the city with injured,
crippled and traumatized victims. The injuries were
more serious than in previous bombings - more torn
bodies - suggesting a new and more powerful type of
explosive. The national blood bank constantly
replenished the city's falling supplies. Outside, the
police combed through downtown streets, examining
every parked car for more booby-traps, before turning
the streets over to the city's cleanup crews.

We and our families are OK but many others are not.
Rabbi Avraham Feld had been near the scene of the explosions a few minutes before they occurred at ca 1130.
He returned to the scene where emergency teams of mainly Orthodox Jews were treating the wounded, moving
out the slain and injured and cleaning up the blood. Since Rabbi Feld knows one of the heads of the emergency teams
present at the scene he approached him and offered to help. His offer was immediately accepted. He was given an
identifying overall and immediately put to work and continued till ca 0400 in the morning. The nearby Cafe Rimon was used
as a temporary shelter for some of the wounded and for preparing the corpses for transit. Cafe Rimon employs about twelve
Arabs. Most of these Arabs (10 out of twelve, -all the younger ones) were openly chortling with jubilation at the tragedy.

European powers have expressed concern about the Palestinians and have gone out of their way to stand up for them.
These European nations oppressed the Jewish people quite grievously in the recent past. They should now be made each to take
in a portion of the Palestinian people. There are not that many. They can work hard, are reasonably intelligent and even sociable
when they want to be. A few hundred thousand in each European country would hardly be noticed.

1. The Lions
2. The bombs
3. The Rabbis
4. LESS Israelis leaving the country
5. The Priestly Blessing
6. The Money
8. Kyna: The EU
9. Voice of Judea Headlines:

Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 8:29 PM
Subject: "Jerusalem-News"

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> "Jerusalem-News" is a new service provided by Brit-Am in Israel in light
> the situation.
> It is in its experimental stages. It will provide information mainly
> from other sources but nevertheless
> should be of interest. At first it may be a bit rough but as we continue
> (if we continue) we will probably improve.
> We do NOT want to overload our subscribers with too many postings so if
> this is found to be an unnecessary addition every time
> you see the heading "Jerusalem-News" delete it.
> 1. The Lions: Eighty large statues of lions have been provided due to a
> combined initiative of the Jerusalem City Council and the distributor of
> Peugot automobiles.
> The lions have been painted and decorated by local artists in different
> ways and placed all over Jerusalem. The character of each of the
> decorated lions is different from the others and has very ingeniously been
> made to suit the character of the square or junction that each statue has
> been placed in. It is amazing what has been done and definitely adds life
> and vitality to Jerusalem to see a different lion at every major corner,
> decorated and painted in a different way, from the sombre to the
> It is intended that the lions remain in their places for a period and
> eventually be removed and auctioned.
> 2. The bombs: Unconfirmed reports say that Israel has at least two planes
> in permanent readiness with loaded nuclear bombs for use against Syria or
> Iraq should either of these attempt an attack on Israel. Also Israel has
> placed Neutron bombs in the Golan Heights for use if Syria should attack
> from that direction.
> Syria is actually "Gilead" and "Bashan" of the Bible and according to
> Zechariah chapter 10 Judah will be assisted by Ephraim in conquering
> and Lebanon and the Exiles will settle in those areas, as they will settle
> in Bashan and Jordan.
> 3. The Rabbis: Jerusalem contains many Torah Institutions with numerous
> foreign students. Many of the these students have returned home or have
> stopped coming BUT
> a leading Rabbi Ultra-Orthodox recently said that his students were safer
> in Israel than overseas and he advised them not to leave.
> 4. Despite the troubles that past year saw LESS Israelis leaving the
> country than any other year since the establishment of the State of
> A recent interview with leading industrialists in Yediot Acharonot showed
> that despite everything there is optimism regarding the economic situation
> in the long run.
> They also said that key workers in high-tech industries that spend up to
> half their time overseas anyway had the possibility of earning much more
> overseas but were opting to stay in Israel.
> 5. The Priestly Blessing.
> Aaron was the brother of Moses. From Aaron descend the Priests or Cohens,
> i.e. singulear "Cohen", plural "Cohanim".God commanded the Priests to
> the Children of Israel:
> THEM>> [Numbers 6:22-27]
> Overseas descendants of the priests usually pronounce this blessing on the
> congregation at festival time (Pesach, Succot, Shvuoth) and in Israel they
> pronounce it every day during the Morning Prayer Service. At the Festival
> Time of Pesach and Succot it is customary that on one of the seven days of
> the Festival Priests (Cohans) from all over Israel would gather at the
> Western Wall and bless the whole of Israel. Usually thousands of people
> arrive to see and experience the giving of this blessing. This year they
> also held the Priestly Blessing on Pesach but there were far less people
> than usual. People may have stayed away because of the security situation,
> also the weather was a bit cold and drizzly, and many men had been called
> up for military service. Even so quite a few people did turn up, and the
> occasion was a surprisingly happy one. There was a lot of singing and
> dancing and the occasion was quite inspiring.
> 6. The Money: In Yasser Arafat's compound Israeli soldiers confiscated a
> very large sum of counterfeit money.
> Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 19:08:00 +0200
> From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@israelnationalnews.com> Extracts ONLY
> "Many world leaders called me today to ask whether Arafat is holed up in
> two rooms, or in three," Prime Minister Sharon said today. "That's what
> interests them, and not the number of civilians murdered in the terrorist
> attacks."
> The IDF's Operation Protective Wall is now into its third day, featuring
> the call-up of some 20,000 soldiers over the weekend. The major offensive
> is taking place in Ramallah, where dozens of tanks continue to surround
> Arafat's headquarters. The army announced that anyone seen armed with a
> weapon would be fired upon without hesitation, and called on PA security
> personnel and others to put down their weapons and surrender; hundreds of
> persons came out with their hands up. Soldiers cautiously ordered the
> detainees to lift their garments to ensure they were not carrying
> devices. Some 10-20 Arabs have been killed in the fighting; two Israeli
> soldiers were killed on Friday (see below). The electricity supply in the
> Mukata compound has been on and off to the compound and nearby Ramallah
> The IDF forces uncovered many vast illegal weapons caches in and near
> Arafat's office, including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles. These
> included many Law (Light Anti-Tank Weapons) rockets, RPG shoulder-held
> rockets, anti-tank rockets, US-manufactured shotguns, automatic weapons,
> electronic surveillance devices for tracking Israeli military movements,
> detailed diagrams of local Israeli bases, large stashes of ammunition, and
> night vision equipment stolen from the IDF. Dozens of Arab suspects were
> taken into custody, including many PA security officials - and the driver
> who killed two young Beit El mothers three years ago in a hit-and-run
> collision; the PA had always refused to hand him over to Israel. ..
> A suicide terrorist - one of "thousands," according to threats by enemy
> leader Hamas terrorist Abdel Aziz Rantisi - blew himself up this afternoon
> inside a restaurant on a highway in the northern coastal city of Haifa.
> number of dead currently stands at 15, with some 35 wounded - eight in
> serious condition.
> At approximately 5 PM, another suicide bomber detonated himself in the
> Etzion town of Efrat. The explosion occurred at the Magen David Adom
> emergency medical service "jump-off" point, and one young
> paramedic-in-training is in serious condition. Several others were lightly
> hurt.
> Thousands of army reservists were activated over the weekend, even on the
> Sabbath, and arrived in the Ramallah area in Binyamin. The suddenness of
> the call-up found the army without sufficient food supplies, but the
> residents of Beit El - adjacent to the large army base - came to the
> rescue. Over 2,000 soldiers, walking through Beit El to reach the shooting
> ranges for their pre-battle practice shooting, found that local residents
> had set up tables loaded with food from their own holiday meals. Local
> leaders got up in synagogues immediately after prayers to announce the
> situation, and within a half-hour, children, women, and men were on their
> way with bags, pots, and in some cases wagon-loads of food.
> Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef, former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel and spiritual
> leader of the Shas party, has ordered all yeshivot and Talmudei Torah
> (elementary schools) to cut short their Passover vacation and open their
> doors next Sunday. (Most yeshivot are open year-round, except for a month
> off for Passover, three weeks in the summer, three weeks for the High
> Holidays, and a few days for Chanukah.) "The whole country is in trouble,
> and we should go out on trips?!" Rabbi Yosef said in his weekly sermon in
> Jerusalem last night. "This is a call to 'reserve duty' for all yeshiva
> students."
> "The People of Israel are going through troubling times," Rabbi Yosef
> "Our brothers the House of Israel are in trouble... I call on all the
> houses of study, all the synagogues, all the Talmudei Torah - all should
> start studying on Sunday, and not wait until Rosh Chodesh Iyar [a week
> later]. Everyone should enlist in their own army in their yeshiva...
> your brothers go out to war and you sit here?'" He bemoaned the plight of
> the soldiers going out to war, and explained that Torah study has always
> protected the Nation of Israel.
> The traditional Passover Birkat Cohanim (Priestly Blessing) was held at
> Western Wall this morning, although only about 1,000 worshipers attended
> the service. It usually attracts five to ten times more. Israel's Chief
> Rabbis greeted the worshipers there afterwards.
> A Ma'ariv poll finds that 93% of Israelis are in favor of a major Israeli
> military offensive against the PA. As of this afternoon, 22,888 persons
> voted in the poll with only 7% expressing opposition to the military
> presently underway.
> Anti-Semitism in France, already vibrant, was put on dramatic display
> yesterday morning when a dozen hooded vandals crashed two cars through the
> main gate of a synagogue in the city of Lyon. They then rammed one of the
> cars into the synagogue's sanctuary and set the vehicle on fire. No one
> hurt in the attack, and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze
> after it charred the building's facade and shattered several windows. A
> book published this month by the Union of Jewish Students of France says
> that there have been at least 400 attacks against Jews in France since the
> start of the 18-month-old Oslo War. This represents the greatest surge of
> anti-Semitism in France since World War II.
> In two other incidents over the weekend, a gunman opened fire on a kosher
> butcher shop in southern France, and a Jewish couple in their 20s were
> yesterday in an attack Villeurbanne, in the Rhone region. The Jewish
> community of France calls upon the government to take swift action to
> protect Jewish establishments, warning that a deterioration could lead to
> another Kristallnacht [Night of Broken Glass in November 1938, when the
> Germans killed many Jews, destroyed synagogues, and scattered and burnt
> Jewish holy books].
8. Letter to Brit-Am:
> Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 07:15:42 -0800 (PST)
> From: kyna <sadie6748@yahoo.com>
> Subject: The EU
> Yair: If one wishes to know who the enemies of Israel are, check who the
> media states Arafat is on the phone to constantly: his calls line up with
> the Debka File report [debka.com] regarding the emergency strategies all
> nations are trying to establish. Bush has refused his calls. As in your
> answer regarding Nixon, who did help Israel many times--but you will
> remember how Kissinger made Israel back off of keeping complete areas won
> in defensive actions only--Bush is at this time a quiet friend in one way,
> and pressing a Palestinian State on the other hand. The EU is monstrously
> involved in what "needs to be done with Israel." Look up.
9. Extract from Voice of Judah:
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> Voice of Judea Headlines:
> 18 Nissan 5762 - March 31
> 1- Terrorism Explodes Throughout The Land
> Sunday afternoon, an Arab suicide bomber set off a high-powered bomb,
> killing himself and at least 14 innocent people in Haifa, at the Maza
> Restaurant, near the 'Grand Canyon' mall.
> Hospital emergency lines: Rambam- 1255144
> Bene Tziyon - 1255142
> Carmel- 1255145
> The most recent carnage came after Saturday night's attack in Tel Aviv,
> and after the thwarting of another serious attack by Constantine Danilov,
> a Border Policeman in Bakka Garbia, who was killed, preventing a serious
> attack.
> Friday, a female Arab suicide-bomber killed 2 in a local supermarket in
> Jerusalem's Kiryat Yovel. The suicide bomber warned local Arabs to leave
> the area, before detonating her deadly bomb.
> Friday morning, two elderly Jews were stabbed to death in Nezarim, on
> their way to synagogue.
> Thursday night, 4 members of the same family were murdered after an Arab
> terrorist entered Elon Moreh, opening fire on the Gavish family at the
> entrance to their home, the third such invasion of the Elon Moreh
> "settlement" in recent months.
> In the meantime, the IDF continues to sweep through Ramalah, in their
> efforts to arrest terrorists and collect weapons and explosives, while
> isolating Arafat in a small section of his compound.
> The IDF called up an additional 20,000 reserve troops over the Passover
> weekend. The reserve call up is costing an estimated 100 million shekels.
> Wednesday night, a suicide bomber in a Netanya Hotel communal seder
> butchered 22.
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5. Arab savants say that Arafat and his men do not really want a Palestinian State.
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19. Kevin Abrams

Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 9:58 AM
Subject: "Jerusalem-News"-2

1. Voice of Judea News and Commentary
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The number 1 Jewish/Israeli News Service
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The Hazit Haamamit, a "Palestinian" terrorist organization based in Syria
issued a warning last week that they would begin assaults on Israeli
targets around the world.
Today, the United Front of the Intifada, called upon the Arab masses
around the world to attack American targets, anywhere and everywhere,
because of "America's support for Israel".

<http://www.debka.com/centaur.gif> DEBKAfile
Monday, April 1, 2002
Israel Forces Take Qalqilya,
Tentative Moves to Deport Arafat
DEBKAfile Special Report
<http://www.debka.com/a_SHRONWAR.jpg> 31 March: Three days into the
massive counter-terror military operation Israeli launched last Friday,
March 29, Israel troops and tanks moved from four directions on their
second target: the West Bank town of Qalqilya.
Yasser Arafat was meanwhile penned in two rooms of his three-storey
government center in Ramallah. Israeli soldiers had fought their way and
broken through walls to the adjoining room. By Sunday afternoon, the
gunbattle had died down. Israeli tanks were lined up neatly in the parking
lot. Food was delivered to Arafat's quarters with a steady supply of
Taking advantage of his personal immunity - the result of a pledge Israeli
prime minister Ariel Sharon gave President George W. Bush - Arafat refused
Israel's demand to turn over the terror activists and masterminds he was
harboring in his quarters, including Tawfiq Tirawi, general intelligence
chief and commander of the Fatah's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, PFLP secretary
Ahmed Sadat and the assassins of Israeli minister Zeevi.
Between 50 and 60 of the deadliest terror activists on Israel's wanted list
are believed to be sheltering in Arafat's quarters and the command center
of West Bank Security chief Jibril Rajoub's in Bitunya, which is likewise
Some of the wanted men attempted Sunday to slip out with a group of
left-wing pro-Palestinian protesters from European countries who gained
access to Arafat. The fugitives were picked up and Ramallah declared a
closed military zone.
Thus far, Israeli troops have captured 500 suspected terrorists in
Ramallah. Thirteen Palestinians were killed since Friday.
Intelligence operatives accompanying the troops scoured the files in the
Palestinian leader's headquarters, collecting documentary evidence linking
Arafat and members of his inner circle to the orchestration of terror
atrocities. They also turned up huge depots of banned weapons, such as 43
RPGs, 200 Kalashnikov assault rifles and anti-tank missiles, as well as
millions of counterfeit Israeli currency notes and a good stock of Jewish
In Haifa, 16 Jews and Arabs were killed and 38 injured in an Arab-owned
restaurant that was burned to the ground by an Israeli Arab suicide bomber
who lived in the Palestinian town of Jenin. In the Gush Etzion bloc town of
Efrat, south of Bethlehem, a Palestinian sanitary worker in the local first
aid station blew up his place of work, injuring six Israelis, the duty
paramedic critically.
Saturday night, a popular Tel Aviv restaurant was struck by another suicide
bomber, leaving 30 youngsters out for a good time, maimed.
Sunday morning, intercity traffic in central Israel was thrown into havoc
when police blocked sections of the old Mediterranean coastal highway
because of a terror alert.
Clearly, the Israeli operation has a long way to go. Sunday afternoon, with
30,000 reservists in the process of mobilization, the Israeli defense
cabinet approved the military action's expansion beyond Ramallah. Prime
Minister Sharon went on the air with an address to the nation.
Declaring Israel was at war, he focused heavily on the culpability of one
man - the chairman of the Palestinian Authority - as the root, source,
leader and instigator of terrorism, obstacle to peace, enemy of Israel and
the free world, and threat to regional stability.
He vowed to root out terrorism so as to clear a path to peace at what he
called a crucial moment in Israeli history.
In addition to pointing the finger of blame at Arafat, DEBKAfile 's
political sources report Sharon became involved in secret preliminary
diplomatic moves to "root out" Arafat by sending him into political exile.
This was the subject of the first conversation he held with King Muhammad
VI of Morocco Sunday. The initiative appears to have come from parties
concerned with Arafat's well-being, namely the UN Secretary and some Arab
and EU governments. The live wires behind the initiative are the Moroccan
King and UN and European Middle East envoys, Terje Larsen and Miguel
A parallel track is reportedly active to pick Arafat's successor after he
exits the scene, a discussion which also touches on the fate of Palestinian
leaders listed by Israel as terror activists.

<http://www.debka.com/TERRORTELA.jpg> 31 March:
According to DEBKAfile's military sources, the Israeli prime minister is
running the Ramallah operation in person because of the high stakes
In the 48 hours of the Ramallah operation, military intelligence and Shin
Beit operatives, who went in with Israeli forces, collected documentary
proofs from Arafat's presidential suite linking the Palestinian leader in
person and his most trusted lieutenants - some with high diplomatic
standing in the international community - to some of the most horrifying
terror outrages in Israeli cities, including Jerusalem.

From: imra@netvision.net.il
To: imra@imra.org.il

Tuesday, April 02, 2002 12:13 AM
Israeli army units entered or expanded their control Monday of four cities
in the West Bank-Ramallah, Tulkarm, Bethlehem and Qalqilya-- amid an
unexpectedly high turn-out of Israeli reserve soldiers to mobilization
call-up orders.
An Israeli policeman was critically injured when he blocked a Palestinian
car bomber from driving his explosive-filled car from entering the heart of
the city's downtown area that has suffered several recent terror attacks.
"There's no doubt that this was a huge explosive charge and that a great
disaster was prevented," said Israeli police commander Mickey Levi.
North and south of Jerusalem, meanwhile, the Israeli army (IDF) units
appeared to be moving slowly but effectively in rounding up hundreds of
suspected terrorists and confiscating their weapons even as the Arab
satellite television stations (Al-Jazeera and Abu Dhabi) reported that IDF
units had "executed" more than 30 Palestinians.
Israel totally denied the charges, and independent reports showed that it
was actually the Palestinians who had begun to "execute"-sometimes in lynch
style-between 12 and 15 Arabs accused of "cooperating" with Israel in the
towns of Bethlehem and Ramallah over the last few days.
But the charges of Israeli atrocities aired on Arab television seemed to
fuel passions throughout the Arab world, which, until now, has been largely
indifferent to the fate of Yasser Arafat and his Palestinian Authority.
The often hysterical reports from Al-Jazeera and Abu Dhabi Television,
sometimes featuring Israeli Arab knesset members, seemed deliberately
designed to foment Arab reaction against Israel and the United States.
"We will show that Arab blood is not like water," shouted one man clad in
the Arab kaffiyeh headband during a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in
Beirut-one of many protests broadcast over the satellite channels.
"Sharon is a dog, and should be treated like a dog," yelled a caller from
Saudi Arabia on a call-in show on Abu Dhabi television.
Large crowds of Arab protesters surged through the capital cities and
universities of several Arab countries-Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan
and Libya-often attacking the embassies of the United States and Israel
(where Israel has an embassy) and urging the Arab states to unleash their
military machines against Israel.
"The battle is after all a battle of all the Arabs, not just the
Palestinians," said Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, urging all Arabs to unite.
"I am sure that the Palestinians will win even if they have to fight by
themselves," said the Iraqi dictator, during an interview on Iraqi
In Israel, meanwhile, there seemed to be an unusual sense of consensus among
the members of the Israeli cabinet about continuing the military campaign
against the Palestinians.
"We have lost 130 people to Palestinian terror in one month, and that is
like the Twin Towers disaster for us," asserted Transportation Minister
Ephraim Sneh of the dovish Labor Party.
"We have clear directions-to destroy the terror infrastructure and to disarm
the terrorists," said Justice Minister Meir Shitreet of the rightist Likud
Shitreet said that he and other members of the cabinet would continue the
operation even if it was criticized by world leaders.
"I don't care what the world says," asserted Shitreet. "The world doesn't
care that 130 of our people were murdered in the last month by murderers
sent by Arafat.
"No other country in the world would suffer this kind of bleeding for 17
months," continued Shitreet.
Asked if he was concerned about the fate of Yasser Arafat, Shitreet said,
"Arafat should be happy that he's alive. He's broken every agreement he ever
signed with us."

© 2002 Michael Widlanski
Michael Widlanski is senior analyst at The Media Line and lecturer at The
Rothberg School of the Hebrew University. Fuller versions of his articles
are available at www.themedialine.org

4. General Dan Chalutz head of the Israeli Air Force in an interview to
"Yediot Acharonot" said:
"In the Middle East anyone who is weak dies".
"The present was is one of the most important wars we have ever had."
"If we do not do everything we can now to win, next time we will have to go
for higher stakes, and it won't be long before we cannot go any higher".

5. Arab savants say that Arafat and his men do not really want a Palestine
State. Arafat in the past used to enter a classroom of Palestinian children
and kill a puppy dog in front of them to teach them ruthlessness. Arafat is
interested in the destruction of the Jewish people and eliminating the
Jewish presence here. It does not matter to them which Arab entity rules
here in place of the Jews. It does not matter how many Palestinians die in
the process. Paradoxically the only way to ensure that a large number of
Palestinians are not killed needlessly would be through ensuring a quick
Israeli victory.

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6. Greetings Yair, I enjoy the Jerusalem - News. Please try to continue
sending it. Some of the news I have from other sources, but I want to hear
all there is to hear about Israel. Especially news with a personal
approach. What you see and hear and are able to determine. On the ground as
they say. Be safe, there are many here watching and praying. A friend in
the USA, Sally
" and He shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather the dispersed of
Judah from the four corners of the earth" Isa. 11:12

7. Yair,
Enjoyed the Jerusalem News post. Especially the insight about Israeli
potential to use their "Sampson Project" to protect you all if
Any 'insider' information you can give in future ones will be most
helpful to those of us who are following your troubles hour by hour.
May Adonai bless and may the Host of Heaven encamp around about you all
while Adonai protects His Holy Land.
Robert Graves

8.Yair, I appreciate everything you send. Keep up the good work.
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9. Good after noon Yair Davidiy,
Actually I am not exactly sure how to address you, but want to thank you
for all the insightfull postings you provide. Especiall the new "Jerusalem
News". As you can probably tell we have a very moderated and controlled
press and news media here in the US. I appriciate what you have provided as
it is from the source and not subject to interpilation aor interpitation.
Please contenue to provide us with up to date news and information that you
do so well, I for one being int the South West US look forward to your
Thank you,

10. France is a perfect example for all of us in how NOT to deal with Arabs.
If a nation feeds into the "imagined" plight of the enemy, it is only a
matter of time before the enemy will stab it in the back. The Arab world
could care less about France. France has laid itself wide open for attack
yet scratches it head at how all this bad stuff could possibly happen to
them when they were so sympathetic and understanding and nice to the enemy.
Well...would YOU hand-feed a hyena?
For Arabs, France is just a stupid unwitting vehicle to further their
own agenda against Jews. Unfortunately, France is pushing the self-destruct
button without any help... unless that is, they choose to wake up and see

11.Shalom Yair,
Yes, by ALL means, please continue this wonderful new service. And
yes...you're so right on what Ephraim will do...as well as the other too :)
Ephraim benYosef...aka...Steve

12. Dear Yair
Our hearts are with you at this time and we pray that your people and your
leaders will find the wisdom within our traditions to avert further
I spoke with an Israeli journalist here last year and he was very sad. he
said that we in Northern Ireland are in the springtime of our peace process
while his people, your people - Israel - are in the winter.
I am very sorry to see the suffering and cannot but feel in some way a part
of you at this time.
Bless you.
Roy Garland

13. At 09:27 PM 3/31/2002 -0600, Liese wrote:
>Is it possible that Italians who separated themselves out after the first
>world war are Israelites? Rossi and Mastrostefano were my fathers family
>names. Or is it more likely that my possible Israeli connection is on my
>mothers side (English Irish Scotch) ...
>And yes I
>feel extremely guilty that my Jewish brothers and sisters are dying while
>I sit here comfortably in America. I'm not deluded that I'm safer here or
>that Israel is way over on the others side of the world .It just seems
>that if we are your brothers we should be in Israel assisting you.

Answer from Brit-Am:
Regarding your parents: If one of your parents is from Israel then you are
probably Israelite on both sides. Usually people marry those who are of the
same source as themselves.
Regarding what you can do: nothing much you could do at present, except
look after yourselves, pray, study, support Brit-Am and where possible
fellowship with other Brit-Am members.

Brit-Am News:
14. In "Lost Israelite Identity" in a long footnote we explained why we
considered "Damascus" in Scripture to refer to a place far to the north of
the present Damascus. We used mainly Biblical considerations. It has since
been brought to our attention that according to Archaeological evidence
there were two places identified as 'Damascus" in Assyrian inscriptions:
One is the present Damascus in southern Syria whereas the other "Damascus"
was far to the northwest near the border of Iraq and Syria and the Khabur
River. This is near the location we suggested and shows that we were on
the right track.

15. Lecture by Yair Davidiy: "The Lost Tribes of Israel in General"
followed by important Discussion regarding future program of action and
at "Shalshelet" in the Bomb Shelter (Miklat) in the car park
at 7 Shmuel HaNagid St,
time: 1700, Wednesday 10-4-02
queries: 067413063

16: Iraq, Syria, and Iran give generous sums of money to the families of
suicide bombers. In certain situations when families are in bad
circumstances and one is near desperation then suicide bombing becomes an
Palestinians have begun lynching and killing Arabs suspected of
co-operating with Israeli security forces. One such suspect said that he
was tempted as a result to kill a Jew since then he would only go to Jail
where he would be locked up and protected from his fellow Palestinians.
Recently a 16 year old girl was used as a suicide bomber.

17. In Arab society a girl or woman who has even been suspected of sexual
immorality is liable to be put to death. Even if she was forced by others
into immoral actions she can still be held responsible and disposed of. In
the past women who had so "strayed" aside were sometimes given the option
of participating in terrorist attacks in order to "atone:" for themselves.

18.Extracts from: <http://www.frontpagemag.com/newimages/greypix.gif>

The Media's 'Occupation' Myth
By David Harsanyi

FrontPageMagazine.com | March 29, 2002

<<Palestinians, pawns in a regional push to eliminate Jews in the Middle
East, have instigated a war against the civilian population of Israel - a
portion of which was previously sympathetic to their cause. Over the past
decades the PLO, the world's leading terrorist organization, has morphed
into the Palestinian Authority, but their goal remains the same: the
destruction of Israel.

<<Fact is, Jews have had a continued presence in Israel for 3,000 years and
have never relinquished their claim. Arabs rejected the United Nations
resolution of November 29, 1947 calling for the establishment of two states
in Palestine, with an all out war to eliminate Jews enacted by the Arab
world. After the 1967 War - another war of Arab aggression -- Israel
recovered a small remnant (13% in whole) of what was promised to them by
the UN - eventually handing back the Sinai Desert for peace with Egypt in

Between 1948-1967, Jordan and Egypt, who governed the West Bank and Gaza,
respectively, never offered to surrender those lands to form an independent
Palestinian state. No Palestinian organization ever sought an independent
state. No Arab country had even suggested its existence. An Arab Palestine
has never been the name of any nation or state. 'Palestine' was a
geographical term used only to identify administrative boundaries within
larger empires, nothing more.

<<Mark Twain, a man, one would think, as devoid of 'imperialistic Zionist'
intentions, wrote in 1867 that Palestine was "a desolate country whose soil
is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds." Yet, Arabs have claimed
that over a million refugees were forced from their homes during the 1948
War of Independence - this number includes Arabs whose relatives entered
Israel from 1946 onward. The number of Arab refugees is probably closer to
400,000, most of whom took it upon themselves to flee despite Jewish
assurances that they would not be harmed. The contention that Arabs were
removed by gunpoint is totally incorrect. Research by the Arab-sponsored
Institute for Palestinians Studies in Beirut found that "the majority of
the Arab refugees in 1948 were not expelled and 68 percent left without
ever seeing an Israeli soldier."

In her meticulously researched book, From Time Immemorial, Joan Peters
proves that a roughly equivalent number of Jewish refugees were expelled
from Arab nations during the same period -- 120,000 from Iraq alone. It is
estimated that one million immigrants were integrated into Israel's society
from 1948-1950.

None of them, on the other hand, were confined for life to refugee camps.

19. Kevin Abrams used to live in Israel. He is a friend of Yair Davidiy and
Rabbi Avraham Feld. He assisted us on some points of research and has
always been sympathetic towards Brit-Am. He has co-authored a very
important book a new edition of which has just come out:

The Pink Swastika: Fourth Edition
The New American Magazine Book Review of...
The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality In The Nazi Party
International Committee for Holocaust Truth: 1996 Report #1
The Other Side of The Pink Triangle
Review by Co-author Scott Lively<http://www.leaderu.com/jhs/lively.html
From: Barry Chamish <chamish@netvision.net.il>
Subject: media

by Barry Chamish
On September 30, 2000, a twelve year old Gazan boy named Muhammed ad-Dura
was shot while huddled against a wall with his father, trapped in a
firefight between the PLO and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). The shooting
was filmed by French TV and the PLO exploited the incident to fuel a bloody
terror war against Israel, turning the boy into an international martyr
through the foreign media.
Numerous responsible Israelis such as Yaacov Verker and Yosef Doriel
approached this same media with conclusive evidence that the IDF could not
have shot the boy. The film proved that Muhammed ad-Dura was shot from in
front and above. The IDF troops were behind him and at his side.
That meant that the PLO, in an incredibly ugly act of cynicism, shot the
boy and milked him for all that he was worth. And maybe even more: Yaacov
Verker's research led him to the conclusion that ad-Dura survived the
For 18 months, the world media refused to accept that the PLO shot the boy,
to the point that when the IDF's own investigatory team reached the same
conclusion, it was subjected to derision. This week, finally, one lone
producer from German TV, Esther Shapira, broadcast the filmed proof that
the IDF were not in position to have done the shooting.
It was a rare instance of media truth about Israel and just watch it get
ignored everywhere. The innocent boy will continue to be a victim of
Israeli cruelty no matter what the the truth because the major world media
are serving their political bosses' agenda of destroying Israel by pumping
up the anti-semitism, especially in Europe, to pre-Holocaust levels.

Comment by Brit-Am: The mother of the boy who was shot made ambiguous
statements after the shooting and may have been in fear of her life at the
hands of her "Palestinian" neighbors.


"Jerusalem News"-3
1. Rain
2. The Unsung Heroes
3. Omri Sharon
4. 3 attempted attacks on last day of Pesach
5. Donald Rumsfeld, the US Secretary of Defence
6. Brit-Am News
7. The Money
8. CBS Poll: Americans Back Israel
9. Letters
10. Letters
11. Letters
12. Letters
13. Letters
14. Letters
15. Letters
16. Arafat's "Moukata" Compound in Ramallah
17. News from Hebron
18. Media Blitz
21. Church stands behind Arafat
22. Extracts: The Morality Of Transfer, by Boris Shusteff
23. The Omega Letter












1. Rain: Over Pesach we had quite a bit of rain. It even snowed for a few hours in Jerusalem. This is unusual for this time of year since the Passover (Pesach)
has to come in the Aviv (Abib) month i.e at the beginning of Spring. Nevertheless the rains were a blessing and helped replenish the seriously depleted water supply of Israel.

2. The Unsung Heroes: On the 1.4.02 Tomer Mordecai a 19 year-old policeman from Tel Aviv serving in Jerusalem was part of the team that stopped a suspicious looking vehicle near the center of Jerusalem. In the car was a suicide bomber who panicked and blew himself and the car up killing Tomer. A much more serious event was thus prevented and many lives saved but Tomer was killed.
Nowadays in Jerusalem nearly every major cafe, every large store, even some clothing shops have armed guards at their entrance. These guards were often formerly unemployed. They have a hard job, get payed relatively little and have poor social benefits. In quite a few instances these guards have prevented terrorists from killing many more people than they would have done and quite often the guards themselves have been killed. They are heroes who do their job and knowingly risk their lives for the sake of their fellow man. Those who were injured or killed in their line of duty will be acknowledged for a few minutes by their fellow citizens but their comrades who were also prepared every minute to do the same will go unrecognized. After this present crisis is over the chances are that many of them will be sent back once again to the ranks of the unemployed. Maybe not. Maybe the State of Israel will wake up and be enabled to better utilize properly the human resources the God has blessed us with.

3. Omri Sharon says (Yediot Acharonot 2.4.01) that he and his father Prime Minister Ariel Sharon frequently consult with the mystical Rabbi Yigal Shariki of Ofakim in the Negev. The consultations include Governmental Policy.

4. Over the last day of Pesach three separate terrorist attacks against civilians were attempted and on each occasion the terrorists were located during the attempt by the Defence forces and eliminated thus saving many lives. (YA 4.4.02).

5. Donald Rumsfeld, the US Secretary of Defence reports that Sad Hussein of Iraq remunerates the family of every Palestinian suicide attacker with a prize ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 (YA 4.4.02).

6. Brit-Am News: A ancient Celtic calendar from Gaul (the Calendar of Coligny) uses a script similar to the Phoenician or ancient Hebrew script. The Calendar is based on a combination of solar and lunar cyclical calculations that may identical to that of the Ancient Hebrews or at least based on similar principals. The Calendar also includes a picture of a god or Celtic hero named Samonios. In "The Tribes" we mentioned our conclusion that many Israelites from the Tribe of Simeon were to be found amongst the Western Celts. "Samonios" would be a form of the name "Simeon".

7. The Money: Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 07:17:56 -0500
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Michael Widlanski:
The army said that it was still counting the hordes of
counterfeit money Arafat had stashed in his headquarters, but the IDF
revised its estimate of the size of the counterfeit cache to "millions of
shekels as well as millions of dollars," according to Brig. Gen. Ron Kitrey,
the IDF Spokesman.
"From what I could see most of the dollars were $100-bills (hundred-dollar
bills) of the old variety with the picture of Benjamin Franklin," said one
IDF officer.
In addition to the millions in phony money, the IDF seized printing plates
for producing counterfeit Israeli currency in denominations of 50, 100 and
200 shekels.
Plates for American currency have not yet been found in Arafat's compound,
though Israeli intelligence has long suspected Arafat of counterfeiting both
dollars and shekels sicne he was involved in the same kind of activity in
Lebanon in the 1970's and early 1980's.
Israeli officials said that the large-scale counterfeiting could have had
two goals:
*--To pay agents and terrorists;
*--And to undermine the Israeli economy which has already been hurt by the
18-month-long war of attrition.

Prime Minister Sharon said that he would be willing to let Arafat
leave the West Bank only on "a one-way ticket"-never to return.

8.From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: CBS Poll: Americans Back Israel
CBS Poll: Americans Back Israel
NEW YORK, April 3, 2002
[With thanks to AIPAC]
Americans' sympathies are with Israel in the current fighting in the Middle
East, and most say Israel's recent action sending troops to surround Yasser
Arafat's headquarters was justified, according to a CBS News poll.

By a margin of five to one, Americans sympathize more with Israel.
Fifty-two percent say that, while just 10 percent sympathize more with the
Palestinians. Fifteen percent, however, sympathize with neither. Americans
reactions today are not much different from the sentiments they have
expressed in the past.
By nearly three to one, Americans say Israel was justified in taking
military action in response to the latest wave of terrorist bombings that
began last week. Sixty-five percent think the response was justified, 23
percent that it was not.

Fifty-nine percent say what happens in Israel is very important to the
United States, but there is no consensus on exactly how the U.S. should
respond to events there and not even a consensus on whether the U.S. has a
responsibility to do anything.

In general, while American sympathies lie with Israel, there is as much
support for doing nothing as there is for taking a public stand in support.
And on the other side, there is more support for keeping quiet than there
is for criticizing the Palestinians and their leader Yasser Arafat.
Despite their ambivalence, Americans are following events in the Middle
East. Seven in ten say they are paying close attention to news about the

This poll was conducted among a nationwide random sample of 616 adults
interviewed by telephone April 1-2, 2002. The error due to sampling could
be plus or minus four percentage points for results based on the entire

9. From: paul winkelman <pwink@voyager.net>
Subject: Israel News
After spending a month in the Land of Israel, I am convinced it is truly a land flowing with 'milk and honey'. I've never saw so much fresh food anywhere in my travels like I saw in Israel. Truly a land blessed by her Creator. It is true there are giants in the land but they are puny in the sight of the Elohim of Israel. I am being drawn more and more into serious prayer for Israel and a more diligent understanding and doing her Torah.
We were with the Ephraim tour and at the conference in Jerusalem, then we spent another 2 weeks traveling the land.
Paul Winkelman

10. Shalom Yair:
Just want to let you know that I am enjoying the 'News" very much. Thank
you so much.
You, your group, and all of Isreal have our prayers for your safety.
That El Shad'dai will protect and guide you and the leaders in our
respective governments with His wisdom. And that Jehovah-Shalom will
send His peace upon your land soon.
Sha ' alu shalom Yerushalayim.
lou & cita

11. Dear Yair,
I wish to thank you for the news of Israel you send and for the other emails you send also.
I am very sad about all the stress and suffering the Jews in Israel are having to live with. Its hard to imagine living with the stress of the bombings day after day, never knowing where and when another bomb will explode. After the twin towers fell the people everywhere here in America had this heavy feeling of sadness that just wouldn't go away. It was just there with us everywhere we went.
I know that someday all Israel will be reunited, keep God's commandments and have peace.
Keep up the good work and never give up.
Edith Budro

12.Yair: The Jerusalem News post you send is great and for all the reasons your readers also feel. Lions of Judah in Judah, [art] yeah? Besides Rueben again being unstable as water [France: antisemitism] China has had demonstrators in the street against Israel. Scary declaration of state intent as China does not allow demonstrations in the street. Regarding the German film which supports evidence that the IDF did not shoot the 12 year old palestinian, our media stated two weeks ago that this was out there . . . however, nothing again has been said or mentioned. Certainly, we have not seen it. The media lies here are incredible: Geraldo Rivera interviewing--an INTERVIEW?--a Hamas leader for a balanced report. And some dim twit from FoxNews standing on her head to try and make this an equitable 'both sides' war every night. In the end, your God is mine and your land is mine. God Bless and keep you all. Kyna.

13. Yair:
My prayers are with you at this time. Thank you for sending us updates on what is happening. I am a believer and know that G-d will be with his people. We need to pray for President Bush that G-d will lead him in this time of war (and it is a war).
I work for the state government and my member here in the State of WAshington is running for Congress. She is a person who loves and supports Israel.
Rose DeRenzo

14. Dear Yair,
I am Joy from Sydney, I have met with you a few times in Jerusalem.
Thank you for all your wonderful emails, especially the Traditions series and more recently the Jerusalem news. I really appreciate your work.
I have been sharing about your work and the work of John and Jill Hulley in the UK, USA , Ireland and Australia. People are very excited about it.

15. From: Orjan in Sweden <orjan.svensson@mbox300.swipnet.se>
Subject: Re: "Jerusalem-News"-2
The Jerusalem News mails are valuable. Please continue with
them if possible.
God bless you and your family,
P.S. I can report that there is right now a pro-Israel exhibition
ongoing in a church in my home town. It is called "A glimpse
of Israel". I intend to go there and check it out some time during the next few days.

More News
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 14:27:17 -0500
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Documents: Yasser Arafat's "Moukata" Compound in Ramallah - A Center for
Controlling and Supporting Terrorism
IDF Spokesperson's Office
Arafat's compound in Ramallah houses the office of Fuad Shoubaki, the
accounting administration of the Palestinian General Security Service.
Shoubaki is the chief procurement and finance officer of the Palestinian
Authority and was one of the key players involved in the "Karine A" arms
smuggling affair.
.....One document captured in Ramallah, for example, is a
request from Al-Aksa officials, dated September 16th, asking Shoubaki for
money to prepare bombs - "the costs of making one explosive charge is at
least 700NIS. Each week, we require 5 to 9 charges for cells operating in
the various regions".

Shoubaki also provided ongoing funding for the activity of the Al-Aksa
Brigades in the Bethlehem region, when he transferred monthly salaries to
the organization's activists in the area. Also, he was involved in
purchasing weapons, which were stolen towards the end of the year 2000 from
an IDF base in the area. These weapons were later used to carry out attacks
against Israeli civilians in the area of Jerusalem.
The Al-Aksa Brigades organization carried out suicide and "Self Sacrifice"
(terrorist shooting) attacks in growing numbers in the last six months:

The network established by Shoubaki includes Iran and Iraq on the one hand
(countries which are a part of the "Axis of Evil") and branches of the Fatah
hiding behind the name "Al Aksa Brigades" on the other.
Regarding the structure of the Palestinian Authority, the head of the
Palestinian Authority is Yassir Arafat. General, Abdul Razik al-Majaida is
the head of the General Secuity and Fuad Shoubaki who is head of the finance
apparatus is subordinate to Majaida, but it practice operates adjacent to

17.Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 18:34:03 +0200
From: hebron@hebron.org.il
Subject: News from Hebron:
According to Israeli military sources:
1,100 terrorists have been apprehended
1000 rifles have been collected
50 RPGs have been collected
Dozens of kilos of explosives
Pistols, and other weapons
From the Debka (www.debka.com) web site:
Arafat’s Book-Keeping Department Yields Bill Linking Him to Suicides
This piece of correspondence was discovered by Israeli troops who went through the files in Yasser Arafat’s personal accounting department in Ramallah. It is an itemized bill signed by the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – Palestine, and dated September 16, 2001, exactly five days after the September 11 suicide attacks in the United States.
The document is a routine request for Arafat to approve the daily outlay for the arming of suicides with explosives and ammo, their memorial ceremonies and funeral posters.
It is part of the body of evidence Israeli troops gleaned at Arafat’s headquarters in Ramallah and demonstrates that Arafat supervised every last detail of the Palestinian suicide offensive.

Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 18:09:17 +0200
From: eidelberg@foundation1.org
Subject: Media Blitz

In 2001, thousands of documents in the archives
of Jerusalem’s Orient House (which Israeli authorities seized because the
building was being used illegally by the Palestinian Authority), irrefutably
link Arafat with terror acts committed by the Fatah Tanzim militia and by
other terror organizations. These documents, many signed by Arafat, show
that he and his lieutenants had been planning a war of attrition
(misleadingly called the “intifada”) well before September 2000—perhaps as
early as late 1995—and that they had no intention of reaching a peaceful
settlement with Israel.
Additional documents reveal close links between Arafat and Islamic terror
groups such as HAMAS and the Holy Land Foundation (connected to Al-Qaeda).
The documents also show that the Palestinian Authority has a strong
relationship with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, that the PA received financial
support from Iraqi oil revenues made under special arrangements with the
U.N. Finally, the documents repeatedly show Arafat’s day-to-day control of
the details of all his terrorist organizations. These document demonstrate
that Arafat was quite serious when he said "peace means the destruction of

Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 19:24:18 +0200
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@israelnationalnews.com>
Subject: Arutz-7 News: Thursday, April 4, 2002

IDF ground troops, accompanied by over 100 tanks - some reports say "hundreds" - and other armored vehicles, took over almost all of the PLO-controlled city of Shechem last night. The forces, with aerial cover from helicopter gunships, faced heavy fire from Arab gunmen. One IDF soldier was lightly wounded during the incursion and was transferred to a local hospital. The IDF is also operating in the cities and towns of Ramallah, Kalkilye, Bethlehem, Beit Jala, Tul Karem, Jenin, Salfit, Bitunya, and Idna in Israel's fight against the Palestinian Moslem terrorism.

Over 200 armed Tanzim terrorists continue to use the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as their "safe haven," and IDF forces are encircling the building. One Arab was killed in the exchange of fire. Ten terrorists held several nuns as hostages, but then escaped through a back door that they blew open.
Arutz-7 has learned that our forces in Shechem (Nablus) are very close to the holy site of Joseph's Tomb - but are not entering it because the Arabs booby-trapped it with large amounts of explosives, ready at any moment to be detonated by remote-control. It will be recalled that the IDF withdrew from Joseph's Tomb at the beginning of the Oslo War in what was later to become shamefully remembered as the "abandonment" of IDF soldier Madhat Yusuf, who was wounded and bled to death at the holy site; army troops did not storm the area, but instead negotiated, in vain, with Jibril Rajoub over the wounded soldier's evacuation.

World anti-Semitism is on the rise. Norway's largest supermarket chain has decided to boycott all Israeli goods, and called on all its Scandinavian competitors to do the same... A poll released in Oslo, Norway's capital, shows that only 9% of the public supports Israel... Sweden is considering calling an economic boycott on Israel... In France, yet another synagogue was firebombed and caught fire last night, this time in Montpelier; no one was hurt... In a separate incident, a bus belonging to a Jewish school in a Paris suburb was also set ablaze... In Finland today, police evacuated three Jewish institutions - a synagogue, a home for the elderly, and a school - in central Helsinki today after a bomb threat was received.
The Swiss government is also reconsidering its relations with Israel, explaining that it cannot bear to have contacts with a country that must defend itself: "Until recently we had contact with a country that was engaged in a peace process and had signed agreements with Palestinian authorities," said Swiss Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Muriel Berset Kohen, "but now Prime Minister Ariel Sharon openly says Israel is at war."
The Kinneret Sea now stands at 213.5 meters below sea level, only a half-meter below the original government-mandated minimum red line. The minimum level beyond which the Kinneret is forbidden to fall has been lowered by 2.5 meters in the past two years, after it was found that the feared irreparable damage to Kinneret water quality - by plant-growth accumulation and sediments - did not materialize. The current level is thus exactly two meters above the official red line.
The Kinneret, the country's largest reservoir, has risen 35 centimeters in the past 15 days, and 25 centimeters in the past eight days - an increase of 40 million cubic meters in Israel's water supply. Kinneret Authority head Tzvi Otenberg told Arutz-7 today,
"Passover was a blessed holiday, in that G-d sent us much rain - and in an organized and convenient way in terms of the water being absorbed and gathered together. Much of the rain fell directly on the Kinneret, and more fell in the areas from where it rolled into the Kinneret, and will continue to do so for several weeks... This winter was pretty good, and it could have been much worse, but it's almost like aspirin for a cancer patient - we're still missing 4.6 meters to get to the optimum - and we need solutions such as desalination urgently. However, if until two weeks ago I thought that our situation at the end of this summer would be the worst it ever was, taking us way below the -215 meter mark, it now looks like it won't be worse than last year, when we stopped going down at -214.87."
Arutz-7 spoke today with several soldiers on active duty in the current war against terrorism: its own editor and reporter Ariel Kahane, chief news technician Yoav F., and Knesset Member Eli Cohen of the Likud. Kahane, stationed in central Bethlehem, said, "We are in the armored forces, although most of the troops here are ground forces and they are doing most of the work - going house-to-house in the search for wanted terrorists and ammunition. The fighting was fairly tough the first day, while now all or most of the wanted terrorists have already escaped to the Church of the Nativity..."
Yoav F. said that he is stationed in what was Arafat's Bethlehem "palace," and noted that the luxurious conditions Arafat ensured for himself contrast strongly with the stark conditions in which most of his "citizens" live.
Several leading American Orthodox Jewish organizations, including the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Young Israel, and the Rabbinical Council of America, have issued a call to all synagogues and members to recite extra prayers in light of the crisis facing Israel. In conjunction with Israel's Chief Rabbinate, the groups call for the daily recitation of Psalms 20, 83, 121, 130, and 142. In addition, "all synagogue members - men, women and children - should gather at their local synagogue" for a special prayer-and-awakening ceremony this coming Saturday night. Various communities throughout Israel will also be joining in this effort.

Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 15:07:55 -0500
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Aaron Lerner Date: 4 April 2002
(Broadcast in English on Thursday nights at 10:00 PM on 98.7 FM and on 1539
AM throughout Israel - recording available on
http://www.IsraelNationalNews.com and www.IsraelNationalRadio.com)
#1 Nation united to liberate the country from terror
Despite the media hyped campaign of the radical Left to encourage reservists
to refuse to serve and an expensive propaganda campaign sponsored in large
part by the European Union and other foreign interests that was geared to
undermine our nation's will, with the exception of the radical Israeli Left,
Israel today stands united in this critical campaign to liberate our nation
from terror.
There are army units reporting over a 100% turnout to the reserve call-up as
men who already retired from their units volunteer to join in this battle to
protect their families from terror.

Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 15:53:51 -0500
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Orthodox Church stands behind Arafat .
Sender: imra-owner@imra.org.il
To: imra@imra.org.il
Reply-to: imra@netvision.net.il

Orthodox Church stands behind Arafat .
By TJT staff - The Jerusalem Times (Palestinian Publication) 4 April 2002
The Orthodox Church earlier this week strongly confirmed its support for
President Arafat and devoted Sunday prayers to his safety and that of the
Palestinian people.

22. Extracts:
The Morality Of Transfer
Boris Shusteff

"One single act of compulsion is better for both sides than perpetual friction" (Israel Zangwill).
January 22, 2002
On September 20, 1998 the Israeli daily Maariv published the results of a survey conducted among Israeli Jews. One of the questions was formulated in the following way: "Do you agree with deporting all the Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza if Israel does not pay a diplomatic price for that?" 65% of respondents answered "Yes," 26% said "No" and 9% did not give their opinion. Nevertheless, it is not the fear of diplomatic complications that is the main reason why Israel does not loudly advocate the transfer of Arabs out of Eretz Yisrael. The real issue lies within the moral sphere, in which the opinion is virtually unanimous - transfer is immoral and therefore cannot be used to solve political problems. Perhaps if this idea of transfer is taken out of the context of real life and considered in the vacuum of a perfect world, it could be seen this way. However, due to the extremely explosive relationships between Israel and her Arab neighbors and the almost biological hatred that Arabs feel towards the Jews, the transfer of Arabs from Eretz Yisrael (which includes Israel, Judea, Samaria and Gaza) is significantly better than the current situation from a moral standpoint. Let us look carefully at the moral issues involved.
....The Jews will always be convinced that their claim to Eretz Yisrael is irrefutable. By the same token, the Arabs will never stop saying that their connection with Palestine is ages old. For the sake of argument, we will use the position stated in 1945 by the Reverend James Parkes. He wrote,

"so far as rights are concerned, both Jews and Arabs have unchallengeable cases… therefore one would have to give way to the other…. From the standpoint of need it seems to me clear that the decision lies in favor of the Jews" - the Arabs having "lands stretching from the Atlantic to Iran" (1).

It is this point, that "one would have to give way to the other," which is the foundation of the necessity for transfer. However, first we must take a brief look at the history of the conflict. Two groups of people claim the same territory. Since the beginning of the controversy in 1917 (if we take the Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate as the starting point), one of the claimants - the Jews - has always been ready to share the territory. The other claimants - the Arabs - have remained adamantly against recognizing any Jewish rights to the territory and even now reject the historical link between the Jews and Eretz Yisrael. In 1922, with the separation of Transjordan, the Jews were forbidden to settle on almost 77% of the disputed territory, while Arab settlement went unrestricted. By 1993, the year the infamous Oslo process began, the Arab state of Jordan occupied those 77%, while Israel, the Jewish state, huddled on 18% of the original British Mandate land, with the remaining 5% of the territory still in dispute, though, technically, under very reluctant Israeli control. Unable to squeeze Israel out from the land that the Jewish state obtained in 1948 (after withstanding the bloody assault of seven Arab states at once), the Arabs never relinquished the hope of conquering the land from the Jews. After losing additional territory in 1967 and 1973 and failing to defeat Israel militarily, they are now trying regain the land through a diplomatic process.

Well aware that the world community will not support blatant efforts to completely eliminate Israel, the Arabs now devote their activity to first obtaining the disputed and unallocated 5% of the lands of the former British Mandate. They demand the lands historically known as Judea, Samaria and Gaza for the creation of yet another Arab state.

Who are the Palestinian Arabs? Majority of them are the descendants of those Arabs who flocked to Palestine from other Arab countries in the beginning of the 19th century, hoping to obtain employment and better living standards where the Jews were beginning to reclaim and develop Eretz Yisrael. Today these Palestinian Arabs either languish in refugee camps in various Arab countries or live in misery and the worst of conditions in Arafatland. Daily and nightly they are fed by their leaders the fairy tale of "returning to their homes in Palestine."
Israel's existence has unequivocally proven one thing: the Jews and the Arabs cannot live together on land that both claim is theirs. If the Arabs were not under the constant ill influence of their leaders, perhaps this coexistence might be possible. But since it is impossible to remove this influence, there is no other solution except transfer. Already in 1937 Arab enmity towards the Jews was apparent to the authors of the Peel Commission Report, which stated in its 22nd chapter that, "the existence of Jews in the Arab State and Arabs in the Jewish State would clearly constitute 'the most serious hindrance to the smooth and successful operation of Partition' " (1). Therefore the authors of the Report were advocating transfer, stating, "If Partition is to be effective in promoting a final settlement it must mean more than drawing a frontier and establishing two States. Sooner or later there should be a transfer of land, and as far as possible, an exchange of population." (1).

It is no secret that the Arab attitude towards the Jews has not changed since 1937, and has even became worse in some cases. It is enough to quote only one absolutely outrageous result of a recent survey in order to understand the magnitude of the Arab hatred towards the Jews. The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in Ramallah and the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem conducted this poll among Palestinian Arabs during the week of December 19-24, 2001. They found that "69% of Palestinians would not view as an act of terrorism the future use of chemical and biological weapons against Israel by Palestinians, but when committed by Israel 93% of Palestinians would define it as terror."

It is the Arab hatred toward the Jews that makes the transfer of Arabs from Eretz Yisrael a must. The Jews and the Palestinian Arabs cannot live together. One of the parties must be resettled. We return to Rev. Parkes's words: "one would have to give way to the other." There are only two options. Either the Arabs have to vacate western Palestine or the Jews must abandon Eretz Yisrael. Since Israel is the only Jewish state in the world, the Jews have nowhere else to go. At the same time the Arabs can be resettled in one or more of two dozen Arab countries. In the decade prior to the Second World War there were many proposals and ideas pertaining to this population exchange.

.. Abraham Sharon (Schwadron), a Zionist writer who settled in Palestine in 1927, understood much more than we understand today, in the twenty first century. He wrote in 1941,

"Zionism has come and shown us a new way - a radical solution for quarrels between peoples living in one land by means of the transfer of one of the peoples to a different territory; a transfer that is not an uprooting and a destruction but a planting and an alleviation. It is certainly a very difficult and complicated solution, but it is fundamental, realistic and of enduring value" (1).

Somehow we never think that the biggest achievements in the history of the mankind happened through transfer of the people. Such stalwarts of democracy as America and Australia came into existence through transfer. Israel Zangwill, one of the rare transfer proponents among Zionists, wrote in 1904 that there would have to be a complete clearance of various false theories, such as that of migration being a tragedy. "This is one of the most conspicuous falsehoods in the world. Migration is a fortunate experience. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred the transferees have found their new territories to be better, more spacious and healthier" (1). Several years later Zangwill wrote,

"As could be seen from Canada and the Transvaal leaving races put up in one territory led to trouble and friction. The World War had been fought to break up the dangerous sources of friction in Austria and Hungary. Where was the logic of creating in Palestine a minor Austria artificially? The races should separate as Abraham did from Lot" (1).

Zangwill was not the only person who realized that the elimination of sources of friction through transfer is a very viable solution. A much greater political leader made a similar proposal. Herbert Hoover, the thirty-first President of the United States wrote in 1943 in a book The Problems of Lasting Peace, "Consideration should be given even to the heroic remedy of transfer of populations… the hardship of moving is great, but it is less than the constant suffering of minorities and the constant recurrence of war" (1).

Hoover was advocating the transfer of the Palestinian Arabs to Iraq with its fertile soil and severe under-population (a transfer that a later American president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, also supported).
...Hoover did not built his proposal on sand. By this time the world community had already achieved tremendous success in the compulsory exchange of population between Greece and Turkey following the Greco-Turkish War of 1922. The transfer in that case was proposed by Nobel Peace prize-winner Dr. Fridtjof Nansen who was the League of Nations' first High Commissioner for refugees. That transfer was sanctioned by the League of Nations and carried out under the guidance of a mixed commission. Altogether nearly two million people were transferred: 1,300,000 Greeks and some 400,000 Turks, and the transfer was completed within eighteen months. The Peel Report that recommended the transfer of the Arabs, described in 1937 the world's reaction to Nansen's transfer operation,

"Dr. Nansen was sharply criticized at the time for the inhumanity of his proposal, and the operation manifestly imposed the gravest hardships on multitudes of people. But the courage of the Greek and Turkish statesmen concerned has been justified by the result. Before the operation the Greek and Turkish minorities had been a constant irritant. Now the ulcer had been clean cut out, and Greco-Turkish relations, we understand are friendlier than they have ever been before" (1).

Several days after the publication of the Peel Report, Abraham Bonne, who was Director of the Economic Archives for the Near East in Jerusalem, wrote that the Peel Commission came to the conclusion regarding Palestine that "the racial antagonism between Jews and Arabs could only be settled by very radical means, i.e. by the exchange of population" (1).

It is very unfortunate that this warning about the antagonism between Jews and Arabs went unnoticed. It is a tragedy that there were no brave Israeli or world statesmen at that time who could have brought to fruition a plan to transfer the Palestinian Arabs from western Palestine [Israel, Judea, Samaria and Gaza] into the Arab countries.

The cancer of conflict must be cut out. As Sir Walter Smiles, a Conservative member in British House of Commons said on November 24, 1938, during the debates on the Peel Commission Report, "No matter what sacrifice or discomfort people who were transferred were put to at one time, it might be better to get it over at once as the Greeks who left Asia Minor and went to Greece learned, rather than to be always at enmity with their neighbors" (1).

Four Nobel Peace Prize winners have proposed population transfer - Sir Norman Angell, Christian Lange, Philip Noel-Baker (in the specific case of Palestine), and Dr. Fridtjof Nansen as the proponent of the Greco-Turkish exchange. This speaks volumes about the morality of transfer. And especially in our case. As Hoover wrote in 1954 when he reached the age of 80, replying to a congratulatory letter, which referred to his transfer plan, "We were on the only sane track!" (1). The time is long overdue to look at a transfer of the Palestinian Arabs without prejudice and bias. Political correctness must be pushed aside. After an objective evaluation of all the pros and cons, if one really cares about the future of both the Jews and the Arabs who currently reside in Eretz Yisrael, there can be only one sane track.

1. Rabbi Dr. Chaim Simons. "A Historical Survey of Proposals to Transfer Arabs from Palestine 1895 - 1947."


23. Extracts
Subject: The Omega Letter -
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 13:17:45 -0600
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
Israel - Middle East
Senator James Inhofe [R-Okla]
Senate Floor Statement by U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla)
March 4, 2002
"Seven Reasons Why Israel Is Entitled To The Land Of Israel"
I will discuss seven reasons, which I mentioned once before, why Israel is entitled to the land they have and that it should not be a part of the peace process.
.. The first reason is that Israel has the right to the land because of all of the archeological evidence. That is reason, No. 1. All the archeological evidence supports it.
Every time there is a dig in Israel, it does nothing but support the fact that Israelis have had a presence there for 3,000 years. They have been there for a long time. The coins, the cities, the pottery, the culture--there are other people, groups that are there, but there is no mistaking the fact that Israelis have been present in that land for 3,000 years.
It predates any claims that other peoples in the regions may have. The ancient Philistines are extinct. Many other ancient peoples are extinct. They do not have the unbroken line to this date that the Israelis have.
Even the Egyptians of today are not racial Egyptians of 2,000, 3,000 years ago. They are primarily an Arab people. The land is called Egypt, but they are not the same racial and ethnic stock as the old Egyptians of the ancient world. The first Israelis are in fact descended from the original Israelites. The first proof, then, is the archeology.
The second proof of Israel's right to the land is the historic right. History supports it totally and completely. We know there has been an Israel up until the time of the Roman Empire. The Romans conquered the land. Israel had no homeland, although Jews were allowed to live there. They were driven from the land in two dispersions: One was in 70 A.D. and the other was in 135 A.D. But there was always a Jewish presence in the land.
The Turks, who took over about 700 years ago and ruled the land up until about World War I, had control. Then the land was conquered by the British. The Turks entered World War I on the side of Germany. The British knew they had to do something to punish Turkey, and also to break up that empire that was going to be a part of the whole effort of Germany in World War I. So the British sent troops against the Turks in the Holy Land.
One of the generals who was leading the British armies was a man named Allenby. Allenby was a Bible-believing Christian. He carried a Bible with him everywhere he went and he knew the significance of Jerusalem.
The night before the attack against Jerusalem to drive out the Turks, Allenby prayed that God would allow him to capture the city without doing damage to the holy places.
That day, Allenby sent World War I biplanes over the city of Jerusalem to do a reconnaissance mission. You have to understand that the Turks had at that time never seen an airplane. So there they were, flying around. They looked in the sky and saw these fascinating inventions and did not know what they were, and they were terrified by them. Then they were told they were going to be opposed by a man named Allenby the next day, which means, in their language, ``man sent from God" or ``prophet from God." They dared not fight against a prophet from God, so the next morning, when Allenby went to take Jerusalem, he went in and captured it without firing a single shot.
The British Government was grateful to Jewish people around the world, particularly to one Jewish chemist who helped them manufacture niter. Niter is an ingredient that was used in nitroglycerin which was sent over from the New World. But they did not have a way of getting it to England. The German U-boats were shooting on the boats, so most of the niter they were trying to import to make nitroglycerin was at the bottom of the ocean. But a man named Weitzman, a Jewish chemist, discovered a way to make it from materials that existed in England. As a result, they were able to continue that supply.
The British at that time said they were going to give the Jewish people a homeland. That is all a part of history. It is all written down in history. They were gratified that the Jewish people, the bankers, came through and helped finance the war.
The homeland that Britain said it would set aside consisted of all of what is now Israel and all of what was then the nation of Jordan--the whole thing. That was what Britain promised to give the Jews in 1917.
In the beginning, there was some Arab support for this action. There was not a huge Arab population in the land at that time, and there is a reason for that. The land was not able to sustain a large population of people. It just did not have the development it needed to handle those people, and the land was not really wanted by anybody. Nobody really wanted this land. It was considered to be worthless land.
I want the Presiding Officer to hear what Mark Twain said. And, of course, you may have read ``Huckleberry Finn" and ``Tom Sawyer." Mark Twain--Samuel Clemens--took a tour of Palestine in 1867. This is how he described that land. We are talking about Israel now. He said:
A desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds. A silent, mournful expanse. We never saw a human being on the whole route. There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country.
Where was this great Palestinian nation? It did not exist. It was not there. Palestinians were not there. Palestine was a region named by the Romans, but at that time it was under the control of Turkey, and there was no large mass of people there because the land would not support them.
This is the report that the Palestinian Royal Commission, created by the British, made. It quotes an account of the conditions on the coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea in 1913. This is the Palestinian Royal Commission. They said:
The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track, suitable for transport by camels or carts. No orange groves, orchards or vineyards were to be seen until one reached the Yavnev village. Houses were mud. Schools did not exist. The western part toward the sea was almost a desert. The villages in this area were few and thinly populated. Many villages were deserted by their inhabitants.
That was 1913.
The French author Voltaire described Palestine as ``a hopeless, dreary place."
In short, under the Turks the land suffered from neglect and low population. That is a historic fact. The nation became populated by both Jews and Arabs because the land came to prosper when Jews came back and began to reclaim it. Historically, they began to reclaim it. If there had never been any archaeological evidence to support the rights of the Israelis to the territory, it is also important to recognize that other nations in the area have no long standing claim to the country either.
Did you know that Saudi Arabia was not created until 1913, Lebanon until 1920? Iraq did not exist as a nation until 1932, Syria until 1941; the borders of Jordan were established in 1946 and Kuwait in 1961. Any of these nations that would say Israel is only a recent arrival would have to deny their own rights as recent arrivals as well. They did not exist as countries. They were all under the control of the Turks.
Historically, Israel gained its independence in 1948.
The third reason that land belongs to Israel is the practical value of the Israelis being there. Israel today is a modern marvel of agriculture. Israel is able to bring more food out of a desert environment than any other country in the world. The Arab nations ought to make Israel their friend and import technology from Israel that would allow all the Middle East, not just Israel, to become an exporter of food. Israel has unarguable success in its agriculture.
The fourth reason I believe Israel has the right to the land is on the grounds of humanitarian concern. You see, there were 6 million Jews slaughtered in Europe in World War II. The persecution against the Jews had been very strong in Russia since the advent of communism. It was against them even before then under the Czars.
These people have a right to their homeland. If we are not going to allow them a homeland in the Middle East, then where? What other nation on Earth is going to cede territory, is going to give up land?
They are not asking for a great deal. The whole nation of Israel would fit into my home State of Oklahoma seven times. It would fit into the Presiding Officer's State of Georgia seven times. They are not asking for a great deal. The whole nation of Israel is very small. It is a nation that, up until the time that claims started coming in, was not desired by anybody.
The fifth reason Israel ought to have their land is that she is a strategic ally of the United States. Whether we realize it or not, Israel is a detriment, an impediment, to certain groups hostile to democracies and hostile to what we believe in, hostile to that which makes us the greatest nation in the history of the world. They have kept them from taking complete control of the Middle East. If it were not for Israel, they would overrun the region. They are our strategic ally.
It is good to know we have a friend in the Middle East on whom we can count. They vote with us in the United Nations more than England, more than Canada, more than France, more than Germany--more than any other country in the world.
The sixth reason is that Israel is a roadblock to terrorism. The war we are now facing is not against a sovereign nation; it is against a group of terrorists who are very fluid, moving from one country to another. They are almost invisible. That is whom we are fighting against today.
We need every ally we can get. If we do not stop terrorism in the Middle East, it will be on our shores. We have said this again and again and again, and it is true.
One of the reasons I believe the spiritual door was opened for an attack against the United States of America is that the policy of our Government has been to ask the Israelis, and demand it with pressure, not to retaliate in a significant way against the terrorist strikes that have been launched against them.
Since its independence in 1948, Israel has fought four wars: The war in 1948 and 1949--that was the war for independence--the war in 1956, the Sinai campaign; the Six-Day War in 1967; and in 1973, the Yom Kippur War, the holiest day of the year, and that was with Egypt and Syria.
You have to understand that in all four cases, Israel was attacked. They were not the aggressor. Some people may argue that this was not true because they went in first in 1956, but they knew at that time that Egypt was building a huge military to become the aggressor. Israel, in fact, was not the aggressor and has not been the aggressor in any of the four wars.
Also, they won all four wars against impossible odds. They are great warriors. They consider a level playing field being outnumbered 2 to 1.
There were 39 Scud missiles that landed on Israeli soil during the gulf war. Our President asked Israel not to respond. In order to have the Arab nations on board, we asked Israel not to participate in the war. They showed tremendous restraint and did not. Now we have asked them to stand back and not do anything over these last several attacks.
We have criticized them. We have criticized them in our media. Local people in television and radio often criticize Israel, not knowing the true facts. We need to be informed...

No. 7, I believe very strongly that we ought to support Israel; that it has a right to the land. This is the most important reason: Because God said so. As I said a minute ago, look it up in the book of Genesis. It is right up there on the desk.
In Genesis 13:14-17, the Bible says:
The Lord said to Abram, ``Lift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you are northward, and southward, and eastward and westward: for all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed forever. ..... Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it to thee."
That is God talking.
The Bible says that Abram removed his tent and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar before the Lord. Hebron is in the West Bank. It is at this place where God appeared to Abram and said, ``I am giving you this land," — the West Bank.
This is not a political battle at all. It is a contest over whether or not the word of God is true. The seven reasons, I am convinced, clearly establish that Israel has a right to the land.

These seven reasons show why Israel is entitled to that land.
Email Senator James Inhofe
Senator Inhofe's website

"And I will bless them that bless you" (Genesis 12;15).


"Jerusalem-News" -4
1. Zech. 12:3 and the UN
2. Liberal media
3. Irish Brit-Am
4. European Union gives "Peace Coalition" 1.7 million Euro for anti-government rally
5. Support those who support Israel
6. Colonel Miri Eisen, Head of the Combat Intelligence Department on Arafat documents
7. From DEBKA-Net-Weekly http://www.debka.com/

Date: 04/05/2002 3:38:37 AM Central Standard Time

1. From: Steven Collins <scollins@ll.net>
Subject: Zech. 12:3 and the UN
Shalom Yair,
I am so disgusted at the UN's hypocrisy that I can hardly talk about it,
but something occurred to me that I'll share with you. Zech. 12:3
forewarns that a time will come when God will make Jerusalem "a burdensome
stone for all people," and God will "cut them in pieces though all the
people of the earth be gathered together against it [Jerusalem]." The UN
actually does represent "all the people of the earth" and they are
increasingly hostile toward the Israelis who control Jerusalem. The UN
Security Council is now issuing unanimous demands upon Israel to withdraw
from the West Bank. Perhaps in the UN's uniform (and unfair) hostility
toward Israel, we are beginning to see a fulfillment of this unified
hostility of the world vs. Israel and its control of Jerusalem.

2. Dear Yair,
Thank you for your new Jerusalem News e-mails I enjoy them immensely.
Unfortunately the liberal media in America sides with the Palestinians, it
can be difficult to get accurate news about what's going on. I personally
would like to volunteer to join the IDF and help defend God's chosen
people against our enemies. I pray for your safety and that of all
Yehuda. I think it would be a good idea to start a fund to help the
Israeli military and government. Good Israelites from all the tribes
ought to help Yehuda in this time of need. We must not stand by our
brothers blood. Rabbi Meir Kahane was right all along, he was not an
extremist for advocating the deportation of all Palestinians, he was being
practical and supporting the best humanitarian solution for everyone. He
was right when he said you either choose me or Arafat. Unfortunately even
after all the terror Sharon still does not fully understand this. God
gave the land to Israel, and we should not give one grain of sand to
anyone else! The Arabs have 22 nations of their own. Jews only have one.
And Jews have been persecuted more than anyone else in the world,
pricisely because you are God's chosen people. I have been trying to help
Israel gain support by distributing Zionist pamphlets of articles by the
wise Rabbi Kahane. I met a shmuck at work who had the audacity and
ignorance to say that Israel targets civilians with bombs too, I told him
that's mushuga, unfortunately Israel bombs empty buildings and gives guns
to the PA. If someone is against Israel there are either an ignorant
fool, or a twisted anti-Semite. And I am praying that Mr. Bush will wake
up and quit trying to sit on the fence while God's people are killed, and
the only democracy and the only non-dictatorship in the middle east is
attacked. Israel treats the Palestinians better than Arab nations treat
their own citizens, yet they still hate Israel almost instinctively. I
pray for your well being, please let us know how we can best help Yehuda
right now.
Yisrael ben Yosef / Patrick
Brit Am Branch Leader
P.S. I enjoyed your tapes very much, it was great to hear your voice, and
the information was fascinating, I highly recommend them!

3. From: ray lee
Subject: Irish Brit-Am
Hi Yair, Shabat Shalom
We're having our first Brit-Am get-together this morning at the Bewley's
Hotel in Dublin . . . . it's a beginning. G-d bless you and yours on this
Shabat, and G-d bless the Army of the Living G-d. The youngsters don't
realise Who they represent, but we know Who will prevail in the end.
Best regards, The Lees

4. European Interference in Israel and European Subsidies to Israeli Fifth
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: European Union gives "Peace Coalition" 1.7 million Euro for
anti-government rally
European Union gives "Peace Coalition" 1.7 million Euro for anti-government
Aaron Lerner Date: 5 April 2002
Arutz 7 radio commentator Adir Zik revealed this morning that he has
evidence that the European Union is contributing 1.7 million Euro (around
$1.5 million) to Yossi Beilin's "peace coalition" for their upcoming
anti-government rally.
The European Union also helps finance Yitzhak Frankenthal's "Bereaved
Families' Forum" international campaign to encourage Israeli concessions.
Frankenthal told IMRA that the campaign has a budget of hundreds of
thousands of dollars. The Bereaved Families' Forum is a group of Israeli and
Palestinian parents whose children died or blew themselves up in the course
of the conflict. They all agree Israel should make concessions.
Investigative reporter Yoav Yitzchak report in the 8 February 2002 issue of
Ma'ariv that former Labor Party MK Beilin is drawing an annual salary of NIS
350,000 - NIS 400,000 from The Economic Cooperation Foundation (ECF), a Tel
Aviv based organization that he formed with Yair Hirschfeld at the end of
Yitzchak noted that the bulk of the ECF budget is covered by the European
Union. In addition to the salary, ECF covers Beilin's heavy travel
expenses - including meetings with Palestinians overseas.
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director
IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
(mail POB 982 Kfar Sava)
Tel 972-9-7604719/Fax 972-3-5480092
INTERNET ADDRESS: imra@netvision.net.il
pager 03-610666 subscriber 4811
Website: http://www.imra.org.il

5. From: Liese Doring
Subject: support those who support Israel
I was pleasantly surprised to see that some sheets I ordered from Landsend
were made in Israel...1-800-356-4444 or landsend.com or 1-800-541-3459 for
the hearing impaired.

6. From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Colonel Miri Eisen, Head of the Combat Intelligence Department on
Arafat documents - Main Points - Briefing - 4\4\02, 16:00
Colonel Miri Eisen, Head of the Combat Intelligence Department on Arafat
documents - Main Points - Briefing - 4\4\02, 16:00
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesperson)
Thursday, April 04, 2002
We found two documents in Arafat's compound in Ramallah bearing Arafat's
signature, these connect Arafat to the terror.
The Original Documents
The First Document-
An official document released from Arafat's office and sent to him, and in
it, a request for the sum of $2,500 dollars for aiding well-known
There is note to the document in Arafat's handwriting and bearing his
We entered many offices, such as the offices of Fuad Shubaki (the Chief
Financial Officer) and Tirawi (Head of the Palestinian General Security) -
it is not known from which exact office the documents were taken.
On September 9th 2001 a request for financial aid was made for three people:
1. Raed Carmi - Tanzim commander in Tul-Karem. He was on the wanted list
that Israel sent the Palestinian Authority in June 2001 (the document with
Arafat's signature is from September 2001, 10 days after the terror attack
on the Twin Towers in New-York).
2. Ziad Muhamad Da'as - . One
of the head planners of the terror attack at the Bar-Mitzva celebration in
3. Omer Ka'adan - One of the main operatives.
The second document -
The fax is addressed from Ra'ad Carmi to Marwan Barghouti (Head of Tanzim in
the West Bank); Arafat's signature appears on the front page which contains
the list of 12 people for whom the transfer of funds were authorized.
Barghouti added his requests to the document (to pay the terrorists), which
was transferred to Arafat who in turn authorized the transfer of funds.

All 12 persons who appear on the list are wanted terror operatives who
either took active part in, or sent others to execute attacks.

from DEBKA-Net-Weekly http://www.debka.com/

History has come round full circle ג€“ almost.

Back in 1982, defense minister Sharon, spearheading Israelג€™s invasion of
Lebanon, clashed frequently with the Reagan administration and vice
president Bush. In the end, Sharon was forced to step down. As the price
for insisting on sending Israeli troops into Beirut, he was shut out of
politics and public office for many years. Yet twenty years later, Sharon
appears read to butt heads with George W. Bush over the Israeli armyג€™s
presence in the Palestiniansג€™ West Bank capital, Ramallah.

The aftermath of the 1982 Beirut episode was even more painful for the
United States. After forcing the Israeli army to withdraw from Beirut,
Sharonג€™s resignation, and Arafatג€™s forced exile from Lebanese shores with
4000 followers, President Ronald Reagan sent the Marines to the stricken
country to assure the implementation of his policies ג€“ only to precipitate
the most ghastly terrorist attack ever to be visited on American troops:
the terror bombing of the Marines compound in Beirut, in which 241 US
servicemen perished. That calamity was succeeded by the wholesale
hostage-taking of Americans and other Westerners in the anarchic Lebanese
capital. Eventually, the Reagan administration was rocked by the Irangate
scandal, when it was caught violating US law by selling arms to the
Revolutionary government of Iran in order to buy the lives of American
hostages in Lebanon.

An unknown 27-year old Lebanese Shiite extremist called Imad Mughniyeh was
the key figure in the terror campaign against Americans in Lebanon, and
eventually drove them out of the place. Mughniyeh, who started out as a
member of Arafatג€™s Force 17 in Lebanon, has now returned to that country,
after many years in Tehran, and resumed his old ties with Arafat as the
link man between him and al Qaeda, of which he is a senior operative.

Readers with a sense of historical irony will appreciate the bizarre fact
that the leading figures in the contemporary Middle East crisis are almost
identical to those who played out the Beirut drama of 1982: George Bush's
son, Ariel Sharon, Yasser Arafat and Imad Mughniyeh.




"And I will bless them that bless you" (Genesis 12;15).



"Jerusalem News"-5
1. Please Note
2. Briefing: Major General Giora Eiland, Head of IDF Planning Branch And Colonel Miri Eisen
3. Israel
6. Letter
7. Arutz-7 News Brief
8. Letter
9. Letter
10. Extracts: Why Arafat? by Joseph Farah

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2. Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 12:26:09 -0500
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Briefing: Major General Giora Eiland,
Head of IDF Planning Branch And Colonel Miri Eisen
Briefing: Major General Giora Eiland, Head of IDF Planning Branch And
Colonel Miri Eisen
April 5, 2002
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesperson)
Friday, April 05, 2002

Major General Giora Eiland:

Operation "Defense Shield", from its inception, was underpinned by two
1) To reduce the number of terror attacks
2) To destroy or at least reduce significantly the
capability of Palestinian terrorists


After less than one week, we may confidently note that these goals have
largely been achieved:

1) We have succeeded in reducing terrorist activity,
though we are unable to guarantee its re-emergence in the future.
2) We have detained over 1200 individuals for
interrogation, some of whom are among the most wanted and extremely
dangerous terrorists.
3) We uncovered an abundance of ammunition, arms, weapons,
explosives labs and equipment, the existence of which is forbidden according
to the provisions of signed agreements between Israel and the PA.

The longer the duration of the operation, the better our chances are of
achieving its goals.

Colonel Miri Eisen:

The colonel went on and reported that the bodies of 17 Palestinians have been found. These Palestinians were killed by Arabs connected to Arafat since they were suspected of co-operating with the Israelis.

3. From: David H Prichard
Subject: Israel

Greetings Yair --
I like very much the Jerusalem news reports you are sending out. My prayers are with my brothers of the house of Judah, as with all the Israelite remnant. I pray that before long American families like my own can return to our forefathers' land and help rebuild it.
Below is a letter I just e-mailed to the Editor of our local newspaper.
David H. Prichard
Dear Editor,
There are times when the "consensus" of the nations goes against the way things just have to be. Such is the case concerning Palestinian terrorists. The fact is that the majority of Palestinians in the West Bank today are too thoroughly brainwashed into bitterness, hatred, and terror to be allowed to stay there. They will either have to leave the West Bank, or remain prisoners in even more crowded "refugee camps" if their Arab "brothers" who have spurned them for decades continue to use them as martyr propaganda.
Golda Meir once said that when the Palestinian mothers start to love their children more than they hate the Jews, then peace could come. But the Palestinian culture has rewarded hatred so thoroughly it is too late for most of them to learn better. It is sad that almost an entire society can become so deeply unredeemable. But what is even sadder is that United Nations humanists who speak so highly of human rights can expect Israel to essentially commit national suicide, when responsibility for 90% of the problem rests clearly with the surrounding Arab governments and their brutal religious dogma. Despite "world opinion", UN resolutions, Arab suicide bombers, or Arab missiles, Bible prophecy will be fulfilled as written. The prophets Ezekiel and Zechariah foretold that before the great Gog & Magog invasion of Israel, the tribes of Israel would be living securely in unwalled cities. That time has finally come.
The good news is those same prophecies indicate that among the Arabs are a remnant of true-hearted people who will come into soon-to-be captured land around Israel in droves as soon as they get the chance to escape the bloody leaders who presently hold their citizens captive. Most of them are probably descended from the ten "lost tribes" of Israel who were scattered across the globe. Millions more such descendants will return from nations all over the world ­ including America. Israeli Jews will be persuaded to allow this, although I cannot imagine at this point what sort of governing arrangement will be created. But the land promised to the children of Israel includes far more than that upon which Israeli Jews occupy today ­ and some of that land will become accessible to non-Jews who are friendly toward the Jews.
When these things begin to happen, let us all remember that it is God who sits above governments, armies, and economies in order to accomplish His purposes.
David H. Prichard

4. Extracts:
Arafat's strategy is suicidal in more ways than one.
BY VICTOR DAVIS HANSON Wall Street Journal April 2, 2002
For all the efforts of our contemporary theorists to
harness and sometimes refashion history, the facts of
the past belong to no one--and won't go away. Those
who conjure it up often discover to their dismay that
they themselves are subject to its brutal laws of truth.
The Palestinians are fast learning of history's ironies
and unintended reminders, as they seek to invoke the
past to convince Americans of the righteousness of
their present plight.
Take the idea of the occupation of Arab lands since
1967, which the Palestinians now cite as a singular
historical grievance that needs immediate rectification
through intervention of the U.S. But sadly occupation
and partition are the bastard children of war; and
history, rightly or wrongly, is not kind to states that
repeatedly attack their neighbors--and lose.
Ask the millions of poor Germans who had their
ancestral lands confiscated by Poland and France--and
their country subsequently partitioned for a half
century. Why do the Russians still occupy portions of
the old Japanese homeland decades after the
surrender? How is it that the British won't give up
Gibraltar long after their successful battles against the
Spanish fleet? And why must the world give far more
attention to Palestine than it does to Tibetans, Irish
and Chechens?
The situation on the West Bank is not only
commonplace in history's harsh calculus, but prevalent
even throughout the Arab world today. Right next door
in Lebanon, Syria controls far more Arab land than does
Israel. And if Palestinians suffer second-class
citizenship under Israeli occupation, they are worse off
in occupied Lebanon where, as helots, they are denied
basic rights to employment, health care and
government services.
Kuwait ethnically cleansed all Palestinians--perhaps a
third of a million--just a decade ago. Well after the
1967 Six Day War, the Jordanians themselves
slaughtered thousands. Before the intifada more
Palestinians sought work in a hated Israel than in a
beloved Egypt. History suggests that there is more
going on in Palestine than the morality of occupation

The official position of Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister,
speaking from his beach in Barbados, is that Israel's
response to the Passover massacre is "disproportionate."
Mr. Graham did not specify what would be proportionate.
But presumably, if he were Prime Minister of Israel, he'd
respond by fishing some girl out of her Home Ec class at
Tel Aviv High, loading her blouse with Semtex, and
pointing her in the direction of the nearest Ramallah
pizzeria to blow the legs off Palestinian grannies. Alas,
I fear even this proportionate, measured, reasonable
response would be unlikely to win Israel any sympathy
in the chancelleries of the west.
"They are not martyrs, they are murderers"
George W. Bush
"Erase this whole [Ramallah headquarters]
complex... including everyone inside. The only
things the whole Arafat gang is sensitive to are
their bank accounts, their rule, and their lives.
As long as we don't threaten those three
parameters, we have no chance of stopping
Avigdor Lieberman, former infrastructure minister

6. From: Cherie Koch

Dear Yair:
I am receiving the Jerusalem News messages, and LOVE them. I have gotten some of those news items previously from debka and imri, etc.... but this is really handy to get everything noteworthy all in one email. i really appreciate it, as i currently do not have the time to scout them all out.
Also, I really miss the weekly Torah study/commentaries previously sent. They were wonderful, and I always looked forward to them. I save all your emails in a special folder, and you would be surprised how helpful they are.... sometimes I do a word search and find valuable and helpful information when I need it. I cherish all that you do.....
Thank you for everything. Praying for you all...... I'm sorry that the U.S. is pressuring Israel -- am praying that we would back off, and not succumb to European pressure to interfere. God bless you all, Shalom, Cherie Koch

7.From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Subject: Arutz-7 News Brief: Friday, April 5, 2002
Arutz Sheva News Service

Three members of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee now say that they regret having decided to award the prestigious prize to -- Shimon Peres…

The Norwegian marketing chain Co-Op, which controls 25% of the food market in Norway, says that reports of its boycott of Israeli goods were based on a "misunderstanding," and that it will not boycott the produce...
The National Religious Party is taking on both a new leader and a new political orientation. Brig.-Gen. (res.) Effie Eitam has been named the party's new number-one. In addition, after a year in the opposition, the NRP will join the government coalition. Its two ministers in the government will be Eitam, who will also join the important mini-security cabinet, and Rabbi Yitzchak Levy, whose consent to resign as party leader paved the way for Eitam. Eitam was considered a talented army officer, whose way to the rank of Maj.-Gen. was blocked mainly by the yarmulke [Jewish skull-cap] he wears on his head.
t appears that the National Union-Yisrael Beiteinu party, headed by Avigdor Lieberman and Benny Elon, will also return to the coalition. The party quit the government in mid-March, but Lieberman's lack of criticism for the NRP's move indicates that he is also headed in the same direction. David Levy's Gesher party (3 MKs) is also a potential new government partner.

Brit-Am comment: If the NRP does join the government and if Effie Eitam does head it the whole picture could well change very much for the better.

From: Tom Alt-
Shalom Yair,
This morning at 5:15 I was stirred by the Ruach to fervently pray for Israel and her people, my people, the Jehudim. We are in a battle for our lives as the world, led by hasatan, is being stirred up in a frenzy of anti-Semitism. I want you to know that I prayed that not a hair on your head nor anyone else in your family be touched. May a hedge of fire be about you and all your loved ones!! Baruch HaShem!! In addition, if there be anymore suicide bombings that only the perpetrator perish. May there be NO
...the American public and congress is behind Israel. I just got a call from a friend who is a Swedish American and he was vigorously opposed to Bush's request, saying "I totally support Israel over America on this". Another non-Jewish friend said this morning, "We have no business telling Israel how to defend itself". Interestingly, the British press is also highly critical of the president for this move and we'll have to see how he justifies it under scrutiny when Arafat's link to terrorism is so clear.
I'm still hopeful president Bush will right himself, regardless of European and Arab pressure. I still believe he wants to help Israel and so I pray that the veil be removed from his and his advisors' eyes. After all it is God's will that we stand together. May Adonai have mercy on us.
Shalom v b'richot, Tom

Dear Mr. Davidi;
So good to hear from you all!
Regarding volunteer efforts for IDF. I believe that there is an organization
called Machol. Many peoples not Jewish from many nations have volunteered in
times before. The information can be found on the IDF website.
Also another volunteer program is SAR El. This is less miltary oriented but
people do help with military services. Painting tanks, jeeps, oiling
cleaning parts, helping in the barracks, sweeping floors, cleaning tables;
the housekeeping issued that must be done. This kind of help frees up the
soldiers to focus on their training. You get Shabbat off of course and I
believe the 1st day of the week also, there are opportunites for learning
Hebrew and Torah studies, and of course time to see the sights. Your airline
ticket is subsidized, you live on barracks so housing is free, and they feed
you as well. The want people to be committed to at least 3 weeks; but more
is accepted as well. The place you on bases less likely to be attacked. I
think you get a uniform; although you have to purchase your own boots.

You know the job G-d has given you to do Yair; you are a smart man and Yah
walks with you. Do not loose heart; though we walk through a time of great
sorrow Joy comes in the morning; and all Israel has been promised a Bright
Day of Rejoicing!
Let us be steadfast moving unwavering toward that time; loving each other
more deeply, and giving thanks in all things.
In Denver though www.ActionIsrael.com we will have a Colorado for Israel Day
on April 21st. It will begin in the morning with a "Walk for Israel" in the
community; we well gather together at the local Jewish Community Center;
where booths are set up to sell merchandize from Israel, Israeli food, we
sponsor Kids4Kids; ministry to Israeli orphaned children, those with emotions
and physical trauma, we hoped to purchase an ambulance, also tell about
SAR-El; and provide accurate, concise, history of the conflict which began
long before 1948. The web site gives names to contact should the Brit Am
groups like to start up something like this. This is a grassroots movement
that began in October 2000 when the Infitada began. It's been a wonderful
opportunity to get to know the Jewish community and work toward a common

Shabbat Shalom, Wholeness to Kal Israel
Ms. Jan

10. Extracts:
Why Arafat? - Joseph Farah - WorldNetDaily.Com

For more than 30 years, Arafat has resorted to assassination of Arabs who even suggested that peace with Israel was achievable ­ even while he himself was supposedly negotiating peace in good faith.
Duly elected Arab mayors in the West Bank have been systematically murdered if they cooperated with Israeli officials in any way ­ even for the betterment of their own people.
But here we have a record of the way it works. Most of the killings take place with much less fanfare, in secret, quietly, without the show.
Nevertheless, the message is always the same: Question Arafat and die. Work with Jews and die. Live in peace with your neighbors and die.

Right now, buried news reports suggest a major upturn in persecution against Christians by Arafat's police forces. It's happening in Ramallah. It's happening in Bethlehem. It's happening in Nazareth.
Even though Arafat claims to represent the interests of Arab Christians in his territories, the truth is that religious cleansing is under way. Christian civilians and shopkeepers are being targeted with vandalism and worse.

"Jerusalem News"-6
1. Police investigating how group of Bratslav Jews entered Nablus to pray at Joseph`s Tomb
4. PA, Iraq planning terror wave against US
5. Hundreds of thousands march in Morocco to show support for Palestinians
6. Former Senior CIA Officer: Oil and The Middle East
7. DEBKAfile Special Military-Political Analysis - Capturing Arab Towns


1. Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 00:57:12 -0500
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Police investigating how group of Bratslav Jews entered Nablus to pray
at Joseph`s Tomb
Dr. Aaron Lerner
Israel Radio reported this morning that group of Bratslav Jews entered
Nablus in violation of the closed military zone and prayed at Joseph`s Tomb.
Police are investigating how they reached the site. Jews were guaranteed
access to Joseph's Tomb under Oslo but in 2000 the Palestinians stormed the
holy site and destroyed most of it (the IDF pulled out under fire). The
Palestinians then rebuilt the holy site as a mosque and Jews have not been
permitted to return.

Pro-Israel Grass-Roots Movement Working Toward Peace-For-Peace Since
Am Israel Chai!
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 12:39:15 +0200
From: Harvey Tannenbaum <protexia@netvision.net.il>
The news had reported about all the soldiers reporting for miluim
during Passover. Usually 2/3 of those called up only report. Some men get
exemptions for various reasons. The IDF was ready with its limited Passover
food for a 2/3 attendance. The attendance was 103%! Even those not called
showed up! The left wing garbage about objectors has now totalled 27 out of

3. Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 19:00:30 +0200
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>

The IDF forces reached the center of the terrorist-stronghold neighborhood in Jenin last night, after heavy and costly house-to-house fighting. Seven soldiers have been killed in the battles there, including three yesterday. In Shechem, too, the army is advancing towards the center of the Kasbah marketplace; one of the ten terrorists killed in the battles there today was a senior terrorist leader of the Al-Aqsa Brigades.
IDF forces blew up a booby-trapped five-story building in Shechem this afternoon, after first ensuring that no one was inside. The soldiers had planned to enter the building and comb it for terrorists and arms, but when an explosion was heard, the decision was made to destroy it. Engineering forces laced the building with hundreds of kilograms of explosives and blew it up. Elsewhere in Shechem, house-to-house fighting continued, leading to the capture of half the Kasba area and the killing of 30 armed terrorists in the past two days. Two IDF soldiers were lightly wounded last night during the continuing battles in Ramallah. In Kalkilye, a carbomb was found and safely blown up. In Jenin, six soldiers were injured, including two in moderate condition. The army is also operating in other areas, where it has arrested terrorists.
Arutz-7's Kobi Finkler reports that the army has changed its tactics in Jenin, in light of the costly house-to-house fighting there that exacted the lives of seven soldiers. Heavy combat helicopter barrages accompanied the fighting yesterday and today.
The Israeli siege around the Church of the Nativity continues, as 200 armed Palestinian Moslem terrorists continue to hold some 80 priests hostages inside.
Meir Rozenne, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. told Arutz-7 today that the level of American pressure has "not quite reached the levels of pressure to which we have been exposed in the past, such as in 1956… However, now the situation is different, in that the U.S. itself is fighting terrorism 10,000 kilometers away from its home, and its leaders have made many statements in support of Israel's struggle - which is fighting for its very existence… In addition, Israel has never asked for any foreign soldiers to fight on its behalf… The American demand [upon Israel to withdraw] is not an ultimatum, and Bush himself criticized Arafat strongly in his speech, such that there can be no logical expectation that we will negotiate the future of the country with a man that Bush called a terrorist and said several times that he is a 'traitor to his nation.' … In addition, there is no talk of sanctions; the U.S. remembers previous Palestinian behavior, in attempting to take over Jordan, in blowing up American planes, etc. … The American public realizes who is to blame and who is the aggressor; the Senate recently passed a very pro-Israel resolution, Arafat himself is guilty of ordering the killing of American Ambassador to Sudan…"
"It's amazing," Rozenne said. "200 [Moslem] terrorists break into a church and take hostages, and the world condemns Israel; can you imagine what would have happened if just one armed Israeli soldier had done the same? The whole Catholic world would have been up in arms against Israel…"

Former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will depart tomorrow for New York and Washington to explain official Israeli government policy. He has done this in the past at his own expense, but this trip will be as an official of the Israeli government - although he plans to emphasize his own opinions on certain issues... He specifically attacked the European Union's hypocrisy in condemning Israel, the victim, instead of the "murderer who signs checks for the suicide terrorists."

Three new ministers will join the government today: Effie Eitam and Rabbi Yitzchak Levy of the National Religious Party, and David Levy of Gesher. The Knesset will hold a special mid-recess session tomorrow at which the new ministers will be approved.
The National Religious Party Central Committee ratified the double decision today to join the government and replace Rabbi Yitzchak Levy as party head with Brig.-Gen. (res.) Effie Eitam. The party membership anticipates that the well-known and charismatic Eitam will be able to rejuvenate the party.
Demonstrations in favor of Israel are taking place in seven cities in France today, as well as in New York, Boston (at Fenuil Hall), and elsewhere. Similar rallies will be held in Miami Beach on Tuesday at 6 PM outside the Holocaust Memorial (19th St. and Meridian Ave) and in San Francisco next Sunday between 3-5 PM at the Justin Herman Plaza.

Arutz-7 receives many letters of support from people, Jews and non-Jews, around the world.

4. Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 09:59:56 -0400 (EDT)
Voice of Judea News and Commentary

Report: PA, Iraq planning terror wave against US
By Douglas Davis
LONDON - Senior officials of the Palestinian Authority and Iraq's General
Intelligence Agency are planning joint terrorist operations in Israel and
Saudi Arabia if the United States launches an attack on Iraq, according to
a report in the London Sunday Telegraph.
Voice of Judea Commentary:
And the Americans still want Israel to stop attack on Saddam's buddy in
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5. Hundreds of thousands march in Morocco to show support for Palestinians
Sun Apr 7,12:40 PM ET

By NICOLAS MARMIE, Associated Press Writer

RABAT, Morocco - More than 350,000 demonstrators, many condemning U.S. policy in the Middle East, marched in the Moroccan capital on Sunday to show their support for Palestinians amid renewed Israeli offensives.

The march took place in central Rabat under heavy police and military surveillance. Many marchers wore armbands that read "We are all Palestinians" and brandished caricatures of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) wearing a swastika.

Others burned American flags. Some shouted "Tel Aviv-Washington, the true axis of evil" and branded U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) and Sharon as "war criminals."

The rally marked the first pro-Palestinian march officially authorized in Morocco since new violence erupted in the Middle East in late 2000. Similar demonstrations took place in other Moroccan cities.

Morocco's Interior Ministry estimated at least 350,000 people participated in the rally. But leaders of the Moroccan Association for the Support of the Palestinian People, which organized the march, said more than a million people took part.

Brit-Am Comment: The Moroccans shouted "We are all Palestinians!" Excellent! Let us fly all the Palestinians to Morocco!

6. Former Senior CIA Officer:
Oil and The Middle East:
Why U.S. Foreign Policy Has To Change
By Bill Christison
"With respect to oil alone, the U.S. imported in the year 2000
almost two-thirds of the oil that it used. The importance of Saudi
Arabia as a supplier of the U.S., needs to be emphasized, but not
just because the Saudis hold the largest known but still untapped
oil reserves in the world. What is even more important to the U.S.
at the moment is that Saudi Arabia has the largest installed but
unused rapid production capacity--that is, oil wells, pumping
equipment and so forth already there but not used to meet current,
or 'normal,' production needs. In any emergency that cut off oil
supplies from anywhere else in the world, Saudi Arabia would one
of very few, and maybe the only, nation that could easily and
quickly increase its oil production without a waiting period
measured in months rather than a few days. This obviously adds to
what any general or admiral would call the strategic value of
Saudi Arabia to the United States."

7. DEBKAfile Special Military-Political Analysis
Capturing Arab Towns
Israel’s counter-terror operation in the West Bank is on a scale that the Middle East has not seen for many years. An extended division has been fielded - roughly equal to two regular Western divisions. The massive deployment of tank and armored infantry units under the cover of warplanes also turns out to be a large-scale experiment in sophisticated combat means for rapidly capturing Arab cities. DEBKAfile ’s military sources disclose that US special force observers were almost certainly present in some of the battle arenas. Lessons drawn from the US-led Afghanistan War appear to be undergoing tests in practice, together with advanced weapons systems developed especially for incursions into densely populated urban areas.
The differences between the two conflicts are also manifest. Whereas the Taliban and al Qaeda effected tactical withdrawals in the manner of organized armies, the Palestinian forces are falling apart. The Israeli army is therefore confronted with piecemeal combat against small bands of terrorists, a complicated and unpredictable challenge for regular combatants.
In the post-1993 Oslo period, the IDF was often described as past its peak. This week, barring a few initial slip-ups, the reserve units, which are the backbone of the IDF, proved themselves capable of deploying at high speed and functioning effectively in battle.
The call-up turnout was above 96 percent in most units – much higher than forecast; it took the new intake less than 24 hours to receive instruction, collect equipment and join their units, although many had not seen the inside of an army base for years. Morale was unexpectedly high - even among the many over-40s called away from families, jobs and businesses, with little advance warning. In short order, the units began operating smoothly.
This has been an eye-opener with profound socio-political implications. The typical 35-45 year-old Israeli city-dweller is often dismissed as a fairly self-absorbed, anti-social axe-grinder. The military operation to root out Palestinian terror has brought forth an unsuspected body of men eager to fight for what they regard as the defense of their homes.

DEBKAfile’s military sources point out that the showdown between Syria and Israel began on March 12, when Israeli intelligence discovered that the large-scale terror strike on the Matsuba-Kabri highway in Galilee, in which 7 Israelis died, was masterminded by Syrian military intelligence fielding a combined Jibril-Hizballah-al Qaeda team.
Twelve days later, on March 24, a mysterious series of explosions destroyed Syria’s subterranean missile and chemical weapons installation in Homs. The facility produced Scud C and Scud D missiles, liquid and solid fuels, and was the largest factory in the Arab world for chemical warheads.
North Korean missiles experts were among the roughly 100 engineers and technicians killed in the blast
DEBKAfile ’s military sources report that Syria suspects an Israeli commando unit sabotaged the plant in revenge for the Galilee highway terror attack. Another theory is that it was the work of American special forces units based on a US Sixth Fleet Mediterranean carrier, carried out to punish Syrian president Bashar Assad for affording al Qaeda operatives free transit through Syria.
Whoever did the job, it struck a central nerve in Damascus. Syria is left facing a potential war minus the bulk of its missile stocks and without the fuel for launching the remainder. A key strategic resource has been wiped out.
At the same time, since August 2001, Syria and Iraq have been bound by secret military pacts, as DEBKAfile revealed two months after they were signed. Those pacts assure the signatories of mutual assistance if the other comes under attack.
Therefore a potential military clash between Israel and Syria in Lebanon, and possible strikes against strategic targets inside Syria. may well bring about Iraqi intervention.
This eventuality obliges the Bush administration to think hard about bringing forward its strike against Iraq.


Dear Ya'ir,
Hope all is well.

Came across a very interesting article in last week's (31.3.02) WSJ section
as highlighted in the Palestine Post, written by one Fouad Ajami (Arab?). Culled, in
second-to-last paragraph, under caption, "Crusader Kingdom", reads as follows:
Modern-day Arabs remember the history of the Crusader Kingdom that
had risen in the Levant, lasted for almost 200 years (1099-1291),
then pulled up stakes, and left on the soil its castles and bridges
and ruins. For countless Arabs, Israel replays that historical drama
-the local furies, the weight of numbers, the waves of assaults,
the religio-political cult of martyrdom and holy vigilance, over-
whelming the outsider. It is a peculiarity of the Arab political
order that many of the rulers and the dynasties are more moderate
than the populace. The rulers may know the logic of things, but the
people are left to their darkest instincts.
The last sentence sparked my interest, especially, and most recently, in the
wake of an increasing tide of mass hate rallies in capitals throughout the Arab
We witness, daily, their demonstrations against the Jewish people by rapidly
growing numbers of savage, illiterate Arabs. We witness, anew, their frenzy in
whipping up a fresh lather of hate which can exact only one outcome, either us or them.
We witness, openly, the replay of a mounting bombastic pitch, its rapture and invitation
into the abyss that awaits all misguided miscreants. We will witness, with HaShem's
divine help, the devouring by the appetite of these profane and forlorn pretenders.
Kol Tuv uv'Ahavath Yisroel,
Chaim Hyman, Jerusalem, Israel

9. Dear Yair,
I really appreciate the newsletters regarding the area. It is so helpful getting all the news in one place. Not having to shop and search for the latest events. I am able to respond quickly via emails to my representatives here in the states. For example thanking Senator Inhoffe for his heart-felt speech on the floor of congress about his support for Israel to defend itself. And to remind the country the Israelis are indeed the people to inherit the land. Many Americans feel the same way. I feel President Bush does too. The fact that it is going to take Colin Powell a week to make his way to Israel so that Sharon can continue to clean up and root out the terrorists is proof for me. Of course it always come back to the oil for us Americans. Trying to walk that fine line. Not to upset our drug dealer for our fix. You know how crazy junkies can be. Prior to 9/11 Senators Diane Feinstein and Mitch McConnell were considering a bill that would disregard Arafat and his thugs from doing business here. Getting visas etc. until he stopped the violence. It would have meant not recognizing or negotiating with him. I emailed her to encourage her to push for that. My prayers are with you and yours.
Debbie Machir

10. Dear Yair,
As I read and hear daily of the conflict in Israel I am both saddened
and yet gladdened. Sad because of the trouble that surrounds my
brethern of Judah, yet I am gladdened for I know that Adonai will soon
end this struggele by the coming of the Messiah. On that glorious Day
He will subdue all the nations that hate and persecute His people Israel
and will establish His glorious kingdom. Then Israel will fulfill the
responsiblility given them in days of old; ie., to teach the nations the
righteousness of Adonai and assist the Messiah in bringing peace,
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May Adonai protect you and yours in these dark days of HaSatan's fury
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"Jerusalem News"-7
1. Arutz-7 News
2. SS St. Louis Finally Docks... in Jerusalem
3. I Vont To Go To India
4. September 11th and terror infrastructure

1. Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Subject: Arutz-7 News: Monday, April 8, 2002

Today marks six straight days of Hizbullah attacks on Israel's northern border. The security-cabinet decided this morning not to respond with a major show of force but rather to continue diplomatic efforts to achieve quiet. The terrorists responded with a barrage of fire at Israeli positions all along the northern border, including rockets at Kiryat Shmonah and Shlomi.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon placed the blame for the attacks on Iran, stating that Iran has helped arm Hizbullah with "thousands of katyushas and hundreds of rockets." Sharon also noted direct Syrian and Lebanese involvement in the attacks, which "could not be launched without their approval."

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day begins tonight, one week before Independence Day. The theme for this year's commemorations is, "Their Last Voice: Letters and Testaments from Jews in the Holocaust."

All places of entertainment in Israel will be closed, in accordance with the law. The now-traditional March of the Living will take place in Poland tomorrow afternoon between Birkenau and Auschwitz, to commemorate the Jews' forced Death March along the same route in the 1940's. Education Minister Limor Livnat will take part.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, speaking at a special Knesset session today, said that he has instructed the IDF to complete its "Defensive Shield" mission before pulling out of areas handed over to the PLO in the framework of the now-defunct Oslo Accords. The United States continues to insist that Israel withdraw without delay, and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan even said today that the "whole world" demands the same.

"We gave many opportunities to world leaders," Sharon noted, "those who promised over and over again that they were capable of stopping terror by means of persuasion or pressure on Arafat... You [world leaders] cannot fight terrorism on the one hand, and condemn the victims of terrorism on the other." He also explained the background and goals of the IDF's current Operation Defensive Shield. The full text of Sharon's dramatic speech can be seen at <http://www.pmo.gov.il/english/ts.exe?tsurl=0.22.5577.0.0>. More excerpts follow:

… The murderous gangs have a leader, a purpose, and a directing hand. They have one mission: to chase us out of here, from everywhere - from our home in Elon Moreh and from the supermarket in Jerusalem, from the cafe in Tel Aviv and from the restaurant in Haifa, from the synagogue in Netzarim… And there is one dispatcher: Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat. He is the man who, in a series of agreements, promised to abandon the path of terrorism, refrain from committing murder, use his forces to prevent it - and betrayed all his promises. Because of his promises, Israel agreed to the establishment of the Palestinian Authority… We hoped that the Palestinians would understand, as they promised, that ruling does not mean a license to kill, but rather the assumption of responsibility for the prevention of killing.
But what was merely apprehension at the beginning, and intensified into suspicion, has turned into solid facts that nobody can deny. In the territories under his rule, Arafat has established a regime of terror, which nationally and officially trains terrorists and incites, finances, arms and sends them to perpetuate murderous operations across Israel.
…For eighteen months Israel has been under bitter and bloody attack, initiated by our Palestinian neighbors. We have paid a high price in blood, solely because of our honest wish to live in peace with them, and because of our belief that they want the same…

IDF soldiers and officers have been given clear orders: to enter cities and villages which have become havens for terrorists; to catch and arrest terrorists and, primarily, their dispatchers and those who finance and support them; to confiscate weapons intended to be used against Israeli citizens; to expose and destroy terrorist facilities and explosives, laboratories, weapons production factories and secret installations. The orders are clear: target and paralyze anyone who takes up weapons and tries to oppose our troops, resists them or endanger them, and to avoid harming the civilian population.

The IDF has achieved great successes... Over 1500 fugitives have been arrested, including over 500 with Israeli blood on their hands. Dozens of terrorist facilities were discovered and destroyed. Terrorist organizations have stopped functioning and their members are on the run. We have foiled terrorist plans and prevented many casualties in the heart of our country.
During these days we are seeing the People of Israel at its best - a proud people whose spirit will not be broken, a people determined to protect its home, while extending its hand in peace. Every day we see new expressions of courage, volunteers and mutual assistance.

Jews and other pro-Israel supporters in cities in the United States and France gathered yesterday to express their solidarity with the State of Israel and condemn PLO terrorism. In Paris, well over 100,000 demonstrators took to the streets in support of Israel and in denunciation of the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks throughout France. The rally was the largest Jewish gathering in France in a decade. Smaller marches also took place in the French cities of Strasburg, Lyon, Toulouse, Marseilles, and others.

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Effie Eitam, Rabbi Yitzchak Levy, and David Levy were sworn in as government ministers without portfolio this morning.

From: "Israel Resource News Agency, Jerusalem, Israel" <media@actcom.co.il>
Subject: SS St Louis Finally Docks...in Jerusalem
Survivors of The SS St Louis Finally "Dock in Jerusalem".
Sara Bedein
Efrat, Israel
This year, just before Holocaust Remembrance day, I had the honor to meet a group of survivors from the ill-fated S.S. St. Louis ship which embarked from Hamburg on May 23rd, 1939 carrying close to one thousand Jewish refugees seeking a safe haven from the hellish nightmare erupting in Europe. This year, yes davka THIS year, the SS St Louis survivors decided to hold their "reunion" in Jerusalem, at the Mount Zion Hotel at a time when groups like the US Holocaust Council Board and the March of the Living delegation hesitated to come anywhere near Israel's shores.
Each of the SS St Louis passengers carried a visa to Cuba, yet they were nevertheless denied entry there. The United States and Canada also turned away the human cargo which included families with small children. The ship sailed the seas for three weeks desperately seeking a country that would give them asylum. For five days, the SS St Louis sailed along the sea shore of Florida. Yet nobody wanted the Jews. Instead, the ship turned around and headed back towards Europe where they were granted temporary entrance into Belgium. Nearly half of the passengers of the St. Louis perished in the holocaust.
The survivors whom in Jerusalem were men and women in their seventies. At the time of their voyage aboard the St. Louis they were small children. Some of them toddlers.
Harry Fuld, now retired and living in Winsdor, New Jersey, whose father had been murdered a year earlier on Kristallnach, was ten years old when he boarded the ship with his mother and 13 year old brother
Fuld said during the SS ST Louis Jerusalem reunion that he was getting calls from his nervous daughters in New Jersey to come home. His answer was simple and to the point: "My ship has finally docked in Israel. I see a country which is determined to defend its people. I again reminded my daughters that if Israel had existed in 1939, every passenger on the SS St Louis would have been saved".
Fuld knew that five days after the SS St Louis sailed , the British government issued their infamous White Paper of 1939, which sealed the gates of Palestine to Jews for the duration of the Nazi horror.
The climate in the world of 2002 is reminiscent of the 1930's in Germany. Once again the Jews are being demonized as satans, devils, aggressors and racists. The daily diet of hatred and incitement pouring through the Palestinian schools and media and to the world at large has greatly escalated since the Oslo Accords in 1993.

Yet the emergence of the Palestinian Arab human bombs coincided with the era of Israeli conciliation and peace making, recognition of the PLO, repeated concessions of territory, establishment of a nascent Palestine Authority, acceptance of armed Palestinian policemen - culminating in the unprecedented offer of an independent Palestinian state with as capital in a shared Jerusalem. In direct contrast to this most accommodating, conciliatory, most dovish Israeli policy in history, the Palestinian Arab people have responded with more than 12,000 recorded terrorist attacks over the past 18 months against Israeli citizens and soldiers, 435 murders of civilians including babies, nursing mothers and pregnant women and thousands of wounded. There is hardly a person in Israel who has not been directly or indirectly effected by the Palestinian terror.
Meanwhile, the suicide bombers dispatched by the Palestinian Authority were hailed by Arafat as holy martyrs and the Palestinian Authority controlled media, sang hymns of praise for the human bombs while their families were interviewed on PA TV and stated how proud they were of their suicide bomber offspring.
Now Israel has finally concluded that Arafat has no interest in stopping the terror that emanates from the Palestine Authority. Instead, Arafat calls for a million martyrs to pave the way with blood to Jerusalem.
In the early days of the Oslo process, as in the early days of Nazi Germany, Jewish leaders said that these were "only words".
Yet the massive suicide bombing which killed 27 Israelis and wounded over one hundred at a communal Passover seder in Netanya this year was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, who survived a concentration camp as a child, spent the better part of the Passover holiday in search of one Moslem cleric who would denounce the Passover Pogrom. Rabbi Lau took to the airwaves on the night after Passover to announce to the people of Israel that no Moslem would come forward to denounce the murder of Jewish families who sat down to a ritual ceremony.
As Rabbi Lau was speaking, an Arab infiltrated the Jewish community of Alon Moreh and murdered four members of the Gavish family -the parents, Rachel and David Gavish, their 25 year old married son Abraham, and Rachel's father, Isaac.
This was the same Alon Moreh that God had promised the Patriarch Abraham that the Jewish people will inherit the Land of Israel.
Na'ama Gavish, whose husband Abraham died later of wounds from this attack, teaches about the holocaust at the local high school.
Naama described what it was like hiding under the kitchen table while forcibly closing the mouth of her three year old daughter so that she wouldn't make a sound. "I thought of the holocaust", she said. From under the table I was able to see the dead body of our grandfather."
While Gavish family and the Alon Moreh community counted their dead, the Palestinian Authority organized celebrations in the nearby village of Ascar, the town of the killer who had afflicted Alon Moreh .
Pressure mounts around the world to stop Israel. Violent demonstrations against Israel are being held all over the Islamic world, but not only .in the Islamic world.
Yet there is a difference between the 1930's and today. The Jews today have a Jewish state which was created after the holocaust that gives protection to every Jew in the world. Israel is committed to the safety of its citizens. The SS ST Louis finally docked in Jerusalem this week. Something that it could not do a generation ago.

3. Michelle Schroeder
Subject: I vont to go to India.

<< Goldie Cohen, an elderly Jewish lady from New York, goes to her
travel agent. "I vont to go to India."

"Mrs. Cohen, why India? It's filthy, much hotter than New York, it's
full of poor, dirty people."

"I vont to go to India."

"But it's a long journey, and those trains, how will you manage? What
you eat? The food is too hot and spicy for you. You can't drink the
You must not eat fresh fruit and vegetables. You'll get sick: the
hepatitis, cholera, typhoid, malaria, God only knows. What will you do?
you imagine the hospital, no Jewish doctors? Why torture yourself?"

"I vont to go to India."

The necessary arrangements are made, and off she goes. She arrives in
India and, undeterred by the noise, smell and crowds, makes her way to an

There she joins the seemingly never-ending line of people waiting for
an audience with the guru. An aide tells her that it will take at least
three days of standing in line to see the guru.

"Dotz OK."

Eventually she reaches the hallowed portals. There she is told firmly
that due to the long lines she can only say SIX words to the guru.


She is ushered into the inner sanctum where the wise guru is seated,
ready to bestow spiritual blessings upon his eager initiates. Just before she
reaches the holy of holiest she is once again reminded:

"Remember, just SIX words."

Unlike the other devotees, she does not prostrate at his feet. She
stands directly in front of him, crosses her arms over her chest, fixes he gaze
on his, and says:

"Sheldon, It's your mother. Come home!"

4. From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Background: September 11th and terror infrastructure
Aaron Lerner Date: 7 April 2002
Some have cited the terror attack of September 11th as evidence that will is
more important than terror infrastructure.
But any serious study of the multimillion dollar project behind the
terrorist attack that struck the United States last year would find that the
opposite is the case.
The jets were not hijacked by a few angry people but instead by a group of
men who underwent intensive and expensive training over the course of a
considerable period of time. This training spanned the globe and relied on a
huge international terror infrastructure. The execution of the plan also
required considerable terror infrastructure.
Will certainly is important - but will in the absence of means is a
completely different magnitude of threat. That is why it is so crucial to
destroy the Palestinian terror infrastructure.
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director
IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
(mail POB 982 Kfar Sava)
Tel 972-9-7604719/Fax 972-3-5480092
INTERNET ADDRESS: imra@netvision.net.il
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"Jerusalem News"-8
1. NEWS FLASH: Red Heifer Born in Israel!
3. Japanese debate on bone remains from Tokyo
4. Europeans embargo sale of defense supplies to Israel - Germany postpones Merkava spare parts
5. Anti-Semitic Violence Today at Highest Levels Since the Holocaust
6. News from Hebron: Protesting German intervention
7. Arutz Sheva News Service

Ennio Flaiano: there are many ways to arrive; the best is not to leave

1. In a message dated 4/9/02 4:12:50 AM Central Daylight Time, opt-in@templeinstitute.org writes:
" and He shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth" Isa. 11:12
Subject: NEWS FLASH: Red Heifer Born in Israel!
To: moonhorse2@aol.com
In these days of difficulty for the Land of Israel, there is encouraging news as well...
It can now be revealed that less than one month ago, a red heifer was born in Israel. After the heifer's owner contacted the Temple Institute, on Friday, April 5th, 2001, Rabbi Menachem Makover and Rabbi Chaim Richman traveled to the farm where the heifer is located, to inspect and validate her status. The rabbis found her to be kosher and were satisfied that this heifer could indeed be a candidate to be used in the process of purification described in the book of Numbers, chapter 19. This is a prerequisite for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple.
Tradition records that a red heifer in our generation is a herald of the Messianic era. It is certainly an important development towards the rebuilding of the Holy Temple. Our sages taught that Israel’s redemption can be compared to the dawn. "In the beginning, it progresses very slowly...but as it continues, it grows brighter and brighter."
Pictures of the heifer may be viewed at:
PO Box 31876
Jerusalem Israel 97500

2. Special to World Tribune.com
Tuesday, April 2, 2002

TEL AVIV — Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat has approved plans to send 30 suicide bombers to Jerusalem, Israeli military intelligence officers said.

The officers said Arafat approved plans for a combined effort by his Fatah movement and such Islamic opposition groups as Hamas and Islamic Jihad to send at least 30 suicide bombers to Jerusalem. The officers said Jerusalem was chosen because of its symbolic importance to Arafat and his efforts to convert the city into a Palestinian capital.

"The operation is meant to carry out Arafat's threat to send what he terms a million martyrs to Jerusalem," an intelligence officer said. "When Arafat talks of martyrs, he means suicide bombers."

In all, the officers said, nearly 100 suicide attackers are being prepared for missions in Israeli cities. They said the attackers are being equipped with explosive belts and trained on how to avoid Israeli troops and cross from the West Bank into the Jewish state.

Over the weekend, Arafat pledged to send millions of martyrs to Jerusalem. In an interview with the Doha-based A-Jazeera satellite channel, Arafat urged Palestinians to participate in what he termed a mission of martyrdom.

"To Jerusalem we march, martyrs by the millions," Arafat said in a chant. "To Jerusalem we march, martyrs by the millions. To Jerusalem we march, martyrs by the millions."

On late Monday, a Palestinian bomber blew himself up in his car in Jerusalem. Israeli authorities said the attacker was on his way to the downtown district when he was stopped by a police officer. At that point, the bomber detonated his explosives, killing the officer.

The bomber was identified as an 18-year-old Fatah agent from the Dehaishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem. An earlier suicide bomber was identified as a Palestinian security officer who worked for the Preventive Security Apparatus.

Earlier, Israeli intelligence officials said Arafat has not been affected by the Israeli military siege on his office. Brig. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser, head of the intelligence research division, told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday that Arafat does not feel threatened by Israel and seeks to destroy the morale of Israelis through repeated suicide bombings.

Israeli tanks and troops continued their offensive in the West Bank. Israeli forces launched search-and-destroy operations in such cities as Bethlehem, Kalkilya and Tulkarm.

On Tuesday, Israeli attack helicopters and tanks shelled the headquarters of the Preventive Security Apparatus in the Ramallah suburb of Betunia. The headquarters, operated by Col. Jibril Rajoub, is said to be serving as a safe haven for more than 100 Palestinians wanted by Israel in connection with suicide bombings.

Subject: Japanese debate on bone remains from Tokyo
Japan Hopes to Bury Debate on Bones
Wed Mar 27, 1:54 PM ET
By HANS GREIMEL, Associated Press Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Government officials laid flowers at a tomb Wednesday
then sealed it on hundreds of human bone fragments, hoping to bury
the debate on World War II human experiments by the Imperial Army.
Some researchers believe the shattered skulls and thigh bones are the
remains of nearly 100 prisoners of war who died in germ warfare
experiments conducted by the Imperial Army's shadowy Unit 731 in
northern China.

The remains were interred in a 3-foot-high black granite obelisk
outside the Health Ministry building in downtown Tokyo. It is
inscribed with Chinese characters reading, "Rest in Peace."
The bone fragments, some of which bore knife marks, bullet holes and
drilling abrasions, immediately drew suspicion after they were
unearthed in 1989 at the site of the wartime army's medical school.
REST AT http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?

4. From: imra@netvision.net.il
Europeans embargo sale of defense supplies to Israel - Germany postpones
Merkava spare parts
By Amnon Barzilai Ha'aretz 9 April 2002
Germany, France and England are imposing an embargo on sales of certain
defense equipment to Israel, a senior defense official here said yesterday.
Reports from Israeli missions in Europe say that nearly all western European
countries have delayed or are dragging their feet providing export approval
to parts for security purposes. The steps were taken without any formal
decision by the European Union

5. From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Anti-Semitic Violence Today at Highest Levels Since the Holocaust
Anti-Semitic Violence Today at Highest Levels Since the Holocaust
Yad Vashem Press Release
(JERUSALEM)-April 9-Hundreds of Holocaust educators and survivors from over
27 nations gathered on an especially somber and violence-stained day to
explore ways of educating future generations. The mission is to apply
lessons learned from violence against Jewish people of the 1940's to try to
stop violence being experienced today in Israel, as well as in other
countries, like France and Belgium.
"The use of suicides bombers against civilian populations began September
11," observed Moshe Sanbar, Chairman of the Center of Organizations of
Holocaust Survivors in Israel and former Governor of the Bank of Israel,
"Who knows where this syndrome might lead? All leaders must condemn this
crime and fight to destroy it," the leader told over 300 participants in Yad
Vashem's "Legacy of the Holocaust" international conference (April 9-11).

Israel Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau said, "As long as the candle of the
Survivors still burns, we must use the light o the flame to learn from the

6. From: hebron@hebron.org.il
Subject: News from Hebron: Protesting German intervention

News from Hebron
The Hebron Press Office Tuesday April 9, 2002

1. Earlier today the German Foreign Minister, Yoska Fischer, proposed the following solution to the Middle East Conflict:
An immediate evacuation of all 'settlements' in Judea Samaria and Gazza
An immediate return to the pre-Six Day War 1967 borders
The immediate declaration of a palestinian state
International guarantees for Israel's security.
Hebron sent the following telegram to the German Foreign Minister
Please send this (or similar) email, faxes and/or telegrams to the German Foreign Minister
at: 03-6950608 or ger_emb@netvision.net.il

7. Arutz Sheva News Service
Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2002 / Nissan 27, 5762
Israel's anti-terrorism "Operation Defensive Shield" exacted a heavy price this morning. Thirteen reserves soldiers were killed in Jenin when they entered a building sprinkled with explosives; terrorists detonated the bombs by remote control, causing the building to collapse on top of the soldiers. Gunfire was then directed at the force that went to rescue them. Seven soldiers were wounded, including one seriously, in the ambush.
The fierce fighting in Jenin finally ended early this evening, after the last pocket of Moslem Arab terrorist resistance in the city was closed off in an area only 25 by 25 meters in size. Hundreds of armed terrorists - mostly members of Islamic Jihad and Hamas - were killed. The Israeli troops were forced to face dozens of explosives and bombs placed by the terrorists throughout the battle venue, some of which contained many tens of kilograms of explosive material.

Ground forces covered by helicopters attacked the hold-out terrorists, who laid many powerful bombs against the advancing Israelis and shot sniper fire at them. The main fighting was carried out by Golani, naval commando, and reserve soldiers. The terrorists also fired this morning at Red Crescent ambulances that came to evacuate their own wounded and dead. Israeli defense sources say that Arafat wants the bodies to remain there in order to leave the impression of an Israeli massacre in Jenin. The number of Arab dead is estimated at 200 or more.
Recent polls show that the American public largely supports Israel. A Fox News Network survey this week showed that some 58% of Americans now believe that PLO leader Yasser Arafat is a terrorist - up seven points from a similar poll conducted last week. The poll also shows that over 50% of Americans feel that the Palestinians are responsible for worsening the violence in the Middle East.
Similarly, a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released yesterday shows that more than half of Americans view the Israeli military incursions against Palestinian locations as "legitimate acts of war." Fewer than half of those polled believe that US President Bush has a clear policy on the Mideast conflict. "Israel fared better in the poll than did the Palestinians or their leader," CNN reported today, noting that "7 of 10 of Americans polled described the Palestinian suicide bombings as terrorism," and that nearly 60% said that Arafat is an "enemy of the United States." Although sympathy for Israel has gone up significantly since early March, according to CNN, 39% described Israel's anti-terror offensive as terrorism. Some 56% of Americans feel that U.S. support for Israel is "about right" (46%) or "too little" (10%), while 35% said it was too much.
Hebrew News Editor: Haggai Segal
English News Editor: Hillel Fendel



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"And I will bless them that bless you" (Genesis 12;15).

"Jerusalem News" -9
1. Suicide bomber left from Tulkarem after IDF withdrawal
2. Anti-Semitism
3. The Koran: Suicide playbook
4. David Horowitz
5. FW: Check out
6. Extracts: A power that outstrips even U.S. in region
7. Arutz-7 News
8. Quotation of the day
9. Ethics of the Fathers

Subject: Suicide bomber left from Tulkarem after IDF withdrawal To: imra@imra.org.il
Suicide bomber left from Tulkarem after IDF withdrawal
Aaron Lerner Date: 10 April 2002
Israel Television Channel Two New Military Correspondent Ronnie Daniel
reported this evening that Israeli intelligence has evidence that the
suicide bomber who murdered 8 on a bus today near Haifa traveled to his
target from Tulkarem.
The IDF pulled out of Kalkilya and Tulkarem earlier this week under pressure
from US President Bush.
Ironically, the American Government asserted today that the lesson of the
bombing that took place thanks to an Israeli withdrawal from two Palestinian
cities is that Israel should withdraw from more cities.
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director
IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
(mail POB 982 Kfar Sava)
Tel 972-9-7604719/Fax 972-3-5480092
INTERNET ADDRESS: imra@netvision.net.il

From: Hannah Newman <freeway@netvision.net.il>

I refer to the vast evidence provided by the history of local Arab attitudes
toward the Jews, particularly since the ascension of Haj Amin Husseini in
the 1920s. It indicates that Israeli policy toward the Arabs is not
necessarily a "producer of antisemitism" among the Arabs, since there was
obviously a virulent antisemitism that predates both the state and its
policies. More than that, a case can be made for the other possibility
suggested by Dr. Levy: that Israeli policy is largely "a reaction to
antisemitism", particularly the antisemitism expressed then - and
consistently ever since then - by our Arab inhabitants.

As a provocative side-note, I will add that they (both Israeli Arabs and
Palestinians, both political and religious leaders) have been taking
advantage of their State-sanctioned freedom of speech to say whatever they
like about the Jews, including outright incitement to antisemitic violence,
without suffering any consequences from Israeli authorities. This suggests
that Israeli policy is partly responsible for promoting antisemitism, but
from a very different perspective - one that I have never seen discussed.
Hannah Newman

Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 16:52:39 -0700
From: Eliezer <ctsplus@idig.net>
Subject: The Koran: Suicide playbook
Extracts Only:
The Koran: Suicide playbook
Posted: April 9, 2002 <WorldNetDaily.com>
The Koran: Suicide playbook

Yes, the Koran tells Muslims not to "kill or destroy yourselves" (Surah
4:29) ­ but only when doing so is outside the cause of Allah. Dying for
Allah is not viewed as a waste of life.
In fact, the Koran encourages it. Consider these verses:
"When ye meet the unbelievers, smite at their necks," Muhammad commands in
Surah 47:4. "Those who are slain in the way of Allah ­ he will never let
their deeds be lost."
"Soon will he guide them and improve their condition," he continues in
Surah 47:5, "and admit them to the Garden (of Paradise), which he has
announced for them."
And look at Surah 4:74: "To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah ­
whether he is slain or gets victory ­ soon shall we give him a reward of
great (value)."
And Surah 3:157: "If ye are slain, or die, in the way of Allah, forgiveness
and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass."

Still not convinced?
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria, which according to Safa has
helped the Palestinians against the Israelis, has this as its slogan:
"The Koran is our constitution, the prophet is our guide; Death for the
glory of Allah is our greatest ambition."

From: Chris Jackson <cjackson@vicksburg.com>
Subject: David Horowitz

Shalom. Tuesday the 9'th was David Horowitz's Birthday. Anyone knowledgeable in the history of the modern state of Israel and the UN is bound to know who He is. He is 99 today!!!
He has been a promoter of the Lost Tribes for over 50 years and has an organization called United Israel. The web address is: http://www.unitedisrael.org/index.html
I don't really have the time or resources to do the subject justice, but I thought it would be proper and very respectful if you could write a small spill about a patriarch such as David Horowitz, especially in a time such as this with "war in Israel."

Thought I would send you something beautiful to view...Love, linda

Subject: FW: Check out

Extracts Only:
A power that outstrips even U.S. in region
Tuesday, April 09, 2002

Israel can field 19 divisions of ground troops, by some counts; the United States boasts 13 divisions worldwide and would need weeks to move any significant military force into the region.
Israel's air force, which flies souped-up U.S. F-15 and F-16 fighters, can generate nearly 3,000 sorties, or combat missions, per day. The United States can sustain about 1,600 sorties a day. That kind of combat punch has given Israel unprecedented freedom of action, not just against lightly armed Palestinian street fighters, but against its traditional enemies of Syria and Egypt as well.

The United States has given Israel about $3 billion a year for weapons purchases since the late 1970s, and has transferred new or used weapons and military technology for free or at deeply discounted prices under other government programs and commercial arrangements.
In addition, the United States has stored millions of dollars worth of ammunition, fuel, spare parts and even a field hospital in Israel, ostensibly for use by American forces. The agreements under which the equipment was stored in Israel are secret. But most analysts assume Israel has access to the storage sites.
"It's always been said there are 'tripwires' that would permit Israel to use that stuff," said Shoshana Bryen, an analyst for the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a think tank in Washington. "My guess is if Israel needed the stuff, they'd get it."
The increase in Israel's combat clout comes less from size than from other, intangible factors. For instance, Israeli technicians have added digital and other improvements to their F-16 fighters, making them even more capable than versions used by the U.S. Air Force, Brower said.
And Israel can fly so many combat sorties per day because it has a huge pool of seasoned combat pilots. That enables its air force to use one aircraft again and again during a 24-hour period while exchanging fatigued pilots for fresh ones. The United States does not maintain as many combat pilots per airplane as Israel.
Israel relies heavily on its reserve forces. There are almost 1 million Israelis under the age of 48 liable to be recalled to duty. All have done three years' active duty, as well as reserve training. Reserve troops are organized into units already matched up with vehicles and weapons.
"It's one of the most efficient military forces around," said Anthony Cordesman, a senior analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. "Can they thumb their nose at us? Well, for a while. But they don't have the technical or production base to sustain these capabilities without some resupply by us."
But Cordesman estimated it would take about two years of fighting before Israel needed some outside help.
It was a much closer thing in 1973, when Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on Yom Kippur, one of the Jewish high holy days. As Egyptian tanks swept across the Sinai Peninsula and plunged through Israeli defenses, a panicked Israeli government pleaded with the United States for help.
Then-President Nixon quickly stationed two aircraft carriers off the Israeli coast and put U.S. combat forces on alert. Eight days later, U.S. cargo planes began delivering what would be more than 22,000 tons of supplies to Israel, including tanks and jet fighters.
The deliveries tipped the military balance. Israel counter-attacked with its tank forces, under the leadership of then-Gen. Sharon, chasing Egyptian troops back across the Suez Canal and reclaiming the Sinai.
Out of that experience came the U.S. pledge that Israel would never lose its "qualitative edge" in military power to any of its Arab neighbors, and the U.S. military aid to Israel that backed up that pledge. U.S. military support to Egypt, which began after Egypt and Israel signed their 1979 peace treaty, is about two-thirds of U.S. aid to Israel.
Despite the images of violence broadcast from the Palestinian territories, very little of the Israeli military is being used in current operations, analysts said. Israeli officials declined to say how many tanks have been deployed in the current fighting, but analysts estimated that not more than a few dozen of Israel's 4,000 main battle tanks were on the streets.
In an all-out war where civilian casualties were not a concern, Israel "could roll up the West Bank in 36 hours," Bryen said.
As for igniting a wider Middle East war, most analysts said the Israelis are confident they can handle any contingency -- at least in the short run. Syria's military forces have atrophied badly since the collapse of the Soviet Union, its main benefactor. Egypt is said not to have the stomach for another wider war.
In any event, "The Israelis are not depending on us to come rescue them," Brower said. "We have to be realistic. We are the world's superpower in some respects, but we don't have a big capability in the Middle East, and the Israelis know that. They can count."

From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@israelnationalnews.com>
Subject: Arutz-7 News: Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Eight Israelis were killed and another 12-14 wounded, several seriously, in an Arab suicide terrorist explosion aboard a bus at Yagur Junction this morning. The attack occurred during rush hour on a bus only 20 minutes from Haifa on its way to Jerusalem. The force of the explosion actually lifted the bus a meter or two into the air. Eyewitnesses say body parts were strewn all over the highway, and the front of the bus was turned into a skeleton of charred metal.

Great Britain, recovering from the funeral of the Queen Mother yesterday, now has time to turn to other matters - such as Israel. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw called on Israel to withdraw immediately from the PA-controlled areas. "Israel's reaction to the international community's demand for a withdrawal from the Palestinian areas [sic] is insufficient," Straw stated.
Opposition head Ian Duncan-Smith does not agree. He presented Parliament today with the documents uncovered by Israel showing Yasser Arafat's direct financial backing for terrorists. "Israel, like any other nation, has the right to protect its citizens," Duncan-Smith said, adding that the "worst thing that could happen would be for Israel to withdraw from the areas it captured and then the terrorist attacks resume."
Australia's government will not follow England's lead, and does not demand Israel's withdrawal. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer stated that his country would also not recall its Ambassador from Tel Aviv. He said that both sides are responsible for the escalation.
The European Union Parliament voted today to suspend its trade agreement with Israel today. In addition, the EU will stop all arms sales to Israel. The vote was 269 to 208, with 22 abstentions.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will arrive in Israel tomorrow night, earlier than planned. He will meet the next day with Prime Minister Sharon, then with Labor leaders Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer and Foreign Minister Peres, and then with President Katzav. Israel has agreed to allow Powell to meet with Yasser Arafat on Saturday morning.

The standoff in Bethlehem continues, as many Arab murderers continue to use the Church of the Nativity for refuge - holding 80 priests as hostages for good measure.

Two major terrorist leaders were killed today, in Jenin and in Hevron. Islamic Jihad's chief officer in Jenin, Mahmoud Tawalbe, who had long been wanted by Israel for his involvement in practically every single Islamic Jihad attack in the past 18 months, was killed in the battles in Jenin this morning. In Hevron, the car of Hamas leader Akram Al-Atrash mysteriously exploded, killing him inside...

Quote of the Day:
"In our own native land, in defense of the freedom that is our birthright, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it -- for the protection of our property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our fore-fathers and ourselves, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms. We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before."
Thomas Jefferson, "Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms," July 6, 1775
Hebrew News Editor: Yaakov Klein
English News Editor: Hillel Fendel

8. From: Verba Volant <verbavolant@logos.net>
Quotation of the day:
Author - Leo Longanesi
English - it is not freedom that is wanting, but free men

9. "Only he who learns Torah is a free man", Ethics of the Fathers, chapter 6.


"Jerusalem News"-10
2. of Women & Children By the Tanzim to Carry Out Suicide
3. Arutz-7 News
4. 8 Israelis Murdered on Bus by Suicide Bomber, 19 Wounded
5. Pat Buchanan, weather, etc.

1. Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 15:23:29 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il

RAMALLAH [MENL] -- The European Union has maintained financial support for
the Palestinian Authority amid the Israeli siege of chairman Yasser Arafat.
The EU plans to send 50 million euros to Arafat over the coming weeks to pay
his security officers and meet other salary obligations by the PA. Officials
said Arafat will have discretion over the EU funding, which will be paid in
monthly installments 10 million euros until July.
Earlier this week, the European Commission approved, the continuation of
what officials termed direct budgetary assistance to the PA. They said the
assistance is meant to pay salaries to PA employees, particularly in the
areas of education and health.

Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 19:07:56 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Exploitation of Women & Children By the Tanzim to Carry Out Suicide
Exploitation of Women & Children By [Yasser Arafat's Fata] Tanzim to Carry
Out Suicide Attacks Against Israel - A central Tanzim operative in
Bethlehem, Yihiye Da'amsah planned to turn his 14 year old niece into a
suicide bomber.
IDF Spokesperson 10 April 2002
Upon the entry of IDF forces in Bethlehem, the 14 year old girl Shirin
Ravia'a was called for questioning. The girl was brought in, with her
father, based on intelligence information that she was planning to be a
suicide bomber. In her testimony, Shirin provided details concerning her
intention to be a suicide bomber, assisted by her uncle, Yihiye Da'amsah, a
senior Tanzim operative in the area.
According to her testimony, her motivation for wanting to be a suicide
bomber was the death of her nephew a few months earlier from an explosion
during a "work accident" (a reference to terrorists killed when making
explosive devices). Shirin, who refused to believe the circumstances of her
relative's death and instead blamed Israel, decided to commit suicide. She
told her decision to her uncle, Yihiye Da'amsah, a known Tanzim activist who
already was active in making explosive devices for that organization. Shirin
asked him to recruit her into the "El Aqsa Brigade" and Awiss agreed.
Over the course of March, after several months of no contact between Shirin
and her uncle, Shirin was called by her school's principal to the office,
where Yihiye Da'amsah was waiting for her. He asked Shirin to recruit other
girls to the Tanzim, claiming that the Tanzim was already using girls
recruited to the organization. Shirin did her uncle's bidding and approached
two of her friends, aged 15, who refused her offer to recruit them into the
About a week after this, Shirin again met with Yihiye Da'amsah. He asked her
if she was still ready to commit suicide. When she said she was still
willing, he said he would give her an explosive belt and that she would have
to find a way into Israel. When Shirin's family found out her intentions,
they pressured her not to go through with the suicide attack.
In yet another meeting between Shirin and her uncle Yihiye Da'amsah, he
claimed that since the United States had recently declared the "El Aqsa
Brigades" a terrorist organization, like the Hamas and the Islamic Jihad,
the organization decided to temporarily refrain from using women.
The same day, Shirin heard about the suicide attack by Ayat al-Akhras in
Jerusalem, whom she did not know. During her questioning, Shirin expressed
her opinion that the attack was not done well since only three civilians
were killed. Shirin told her questioners that she no longer wants to commit
It should be noted that Shirin's story is yet another example of earlier
events where by terrorist groups approached women and girls to take part in
the execution of terrorist attacks. They sought to exploit their more
innocent continence, in order to reduce suspicion and facilitate their freer
passage through Israeli checkpoints.

From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@israelnationalnews.com>
Subject: Arutz-7 News: Thursday, Apr. 11, 2002
Israel's withdrawal from Tul Karem earlier this week, at the behest of the American government and others, seems to have led directly to the deaths yesterday of eight young Jews aboard a bus in the Haifa area. The bus was blown up by a Moslem suicide bomber from Tul Karem, who would assumedly not have been able to perpetrate the attack had the Israeli forces remained in Tul Karem.
Prime Minister Sharon paid a morale-boosting visit to soldiers at an army base outside Jenin yesterday. He told his troops that Israel will not withdraw from any area until the Palestinian militias there are crushed. He added that if Israel were to act otherwise, the phenomenon of suicide bombings "could spread like a plague around the world." Sharon received repeated applause from the soldiers. He repeated today, "We are not leaving Jenin, Shechem, Ramallah, and the other places until all the terrorists there surrender."

White House spokesman Ari Fleisher said that despite Israel's current action, the United States would not consider cutting off any foreign aid to its ally. U.S. Secretary of State Powell, who will arrive in Israel this evening, seemed resigned to the fact that Israel will not withdraw until its anti-terror operation is deemed to have been successful: "However long the Israeli incursions continue, whether they pull out of everywhere today or whether they pull out of everywhere they are now in over a longer period of time, the problem will still be there..." He did not repeat his demand that Israel withdraw immediately.

Lenny Ben-David, a past Israeli diplomatic attachי in Washington, is optimistic about the future of American-Israeli relations. "I don't think we're headed for a clash," he told Arutz-7 today. "I don't think that Bush really believes in the toughness against Israel that his words apparently imply... Arafat is continuing to help us by not calling for an end to terrorism, and so do the documents that have been found showing that he is backing the suicide terrorists… William Safire in today's New York Times wrote that it is not true that Bush is frustrated with Sharon; we must know, therefore, that what we read in the papers, particularly in the hostile ones, is not necessarily true…" Analyst Yoram Ettinger, Israel's former liaison to the U.S. Congress, has expressed similar optimism about Bush-Sharon relations numerous times on Arutz-7.

IDF soldiers thwarted a terrorist attack today in Tul Karem when they apprehended a 24-year-old Arab female pretending to be pregnant. In actuality, the "fetus" was an explosives-filled vest that she was hiding under her outer garments. The soldiers encircled her house and arrested her shortly before she was about to set off on her mission… A suicide bomber blew himself up pre-maturely, from his point of view, in Hevron this morning, wounding several Arab passersby… In Gaza last night, another attack was averted when Israeli soldiers killed two Moslem Palestinian terrorists armed with grenades and Kalachnikov rifles. For the first time in a while, Arab terrorists committed a drive-by shooting attack, lightly wounding a Beit Aryeh resident as he was driving in the Shomron, east of Tel Aviv... Three terrorists were killed on their way to attack near Mevo Dotan in northern Shomron... Several of the eight victims of yesterday's human-bombing in a bus at Yagur Junction were buried today...

A civilian patrol in Na'aleh, a community in western Binyamin, caught a young Arab woman carrying a knife next to the town's fence. She said that she had come to "murder Jews."

In Jerba, Tunisia today, five or six people - including four German tourists - were killed and 20 were wounded when a truck exploded at the historic Riba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Jerba. Tunisian authorities were quick to say that it was an accident, but the Israeli Foreign Ministry believes it was a terror attack. "Our estimation, which is not based on hard evidence, but which is not baseless, is that it was a terror attack aimed at the synagogue," a senior Foreign Ministry source told Ha'aretz. "[The synagogue] is not located on a main road, it is an isolated place, and to get there you have to want to get there. There is a special road leading up to it." None of the 60 Jews who live in the local Jewish quarter were hurt.
Arutz-7's Shai Ben-Tekoa recalls that in 1985, "after the IDF bombed PLO headquarters in Tunisia in response to the terrorist murder of three Israelis, local Tunisians took revenge by murdering several Jews in Jerba."

Extracts: Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 17:11:50 +0200
From: Gershon Salomon <gershon@templemountfaithful.org>

Israelis Murdered on Bus by Suicide Bomber, 19 Wounded

8 Israelis were murdered yesterday (10th April 2002) and 19 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a charge in a bus on the outskirts of Haifa. The suicide bomber was a terrorist from the Hamas group which is controlled by the arch-terrorist, Yasser Arafat. The terrorist came from Tulkarem, the city from where the Israeli Army left under intense pressure of President Bush and the European Union. Since the Israel army started the military offensive against the terrorist in Judea and Samaria, no terrorist attacks have taken place in the cities of Israel. The Israeli army has succeeded in destroying many terrorist bases and to capture many hundreds of terrorists. Even those terrorists who still remain in the areas have not been able to come to kill Israelis. The moment that the Israeli army was pressured into leaving Tulkarem before their goal of completely destroying the terrorist bases had been reached, one of the terrorists who still remained was able to perform this inhuman murder on a civilian bus which was completely destroyed.

As in the holocaust in Europe when 6 million Jews were murdered by the Germans and all the other nations of the world were passive and did nothing to prevent it, during the last 18 months and even all the times before, when hundreds and even thousands of Israelis were murdered in inhuman ways by the terrorists of Arafat, none of these hypocritical nations tried to prevent it or even to make declarations against it. Now they have all “woken up” when the Israeli army is making a godly successful offensive against these terrorists and murderers and is destroying the bases of these evildoers. With unlimited determination, they are today standing with the devil, Arafat, and his terrorists to save these murderers who after they have been saved will continue to murdering innocent Israelis. Where is the President Bush who, after the 11th September 2001, stated that he was starting an unlimited war against the terrorists of Bin Laden and terrorists all over the world? He even made a war in Afghanistan, thousands of miles from the United States in order to kill the terrorists and destroy their bases. The terrorists of Yasser Arafat, are not thousands of miles from Israel but 1 mile from Jerusalem and a few miles from Tel Aviv, Haifa and other places in Israel. Where are the European nations who joined in the war against the terrorists in Afghanistan? Now they are doing everything to stop Israel from destroying evil and defending the life and freedom of the Israeli nation?

The Israeli nation has learned in a hard and difficult way that we should never trust the hypocritical nations of the world and to only trust the Almighty One of Israel, our only Saviour and Defender Who saves us from our enemies in every generation.

The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement states and swears today in the name of all Israel complete faithfulness to our beloved G­d, the G­d of Israel. We shall forever be His soldiers and servants to serve Him and His end-time causes with Israel and all the world. He is our only Father and Creator and the Israeli nations is His eternal creation. We dedicate our lives completely to place Him, His Word, Principles and morals, in the midst of the life of Israel in His rebuilt house on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. In front of all the nations we sware - Hear O Israel, the Lord our G­d , the Lord is One.
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5. Pat Buchanan is an anti-Semite and no friend of ours. Nevertheless the following points have some significance
to the Brit-Am Message: Buchanan may well be an enemy ("from the other side") of ours
yet the situation that
Buchanan speaks about involves Brit-Am people and is pertinent to Brit-Am studies:

Relying upon the most recent UN population studies, Buchanan declares:
• By 2050, only 10% of the world's people will be of European descent. One third of Europe's people will be over 60, and one-in-ten over 80. Involuntary euthanasia has already come to Europe.
• Between now and 2050, Asia, Africa, and Latin America will grow by three to four billion people -- 30 to 40 new Mexicos! -- as Europe will lose the equivalent of the entire population of Germany, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.
• By 2050, 23 million Germans will have disappeared along with 16 million Italians and 30 million Russians.
• Russia will lose Siberia and the far east to China and be pushed out of the Caucuses and Central Asia, where Islamic populations are exploding while Russia's is dying.
• Either Europe must effect a radical cutback in pensions and health care for seniors, or Europe must import scores of millions of Arabs and Africans to care for the elderly and pay the taxes to sustain their welfare states.
• The 4.2 million Palestinians in Israel and on the West Bank and Gaza will explode to 9 million by 2025, and 15 million by 2050, when Palestinians will outnumber Israel's Jewish population two-to-one.
• America's "Dual Containment" policy in the Persian Gulf seems unsustainable. In less than 25 years, Iraq will have 42 million people and Iran 94 million people, more than any European nation except Russia.
• The Islamic invasions of Spain and France in the eighth century, and of the Balkans and Central Europe from the 14th to the 17th centuries, will be reenacted in the lifetime of most of those now living. Islam has already surpassed Catholicism as the largest religion on earth.

• Mexico is exporting its poor and unemployed for U.S. taxpayers to employ and educate. Radical and militant Hispanics and Mexican leaders alike believe this will lead to the cultural and demographic recapture of the Southwest from America, reversing the results of The Mexican War.

European-Americans are a minority in America's most populous state, California, and by 2004, will be a minority in Texas.

• White Americans are fleeing California at the rate of 100,000 a year.

BRIT-AM comment:
Brit-Am provides the necessary truths through which people of Jewish and Israelite (Lost Ten Tribes) descent can serve their peoples for the sake of their families,
their nations, and the whole world. The Brit-Am message needs to be taken to heart and steps adopted to deepen and support it.

I just heard Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declare emphatically on Israeli Radio
that Israeli forces will NOT evacuate any more
areas until they have been purified of terrorist elements.

The weather is now warm and pleasant. People not only have begun to feel somewhat safer but our self-respect has been restored to a degree.


"Jerusalem News"-11
1. Letter
2. Letter
3. Letter
4. Letter
5. Exports
6. Jerusalem Post
7. Letter

1. It is worth noting that Arafat was never democratically elected by anybody. All those Palestinian Arabs who opposed his line of thinking were silenced by murder or intimidation.
Arafat was imposed by force on the Palestinian people who have been fed an unending torrent of poisonous propaganda in every form including the harangues of religious leaders blaring away from loudspeakers on every street corner.

I personally do not like Palestinians. I am prejudiced against them and have had unpleasant experiences with them.
I would like to see them all transferred elsewhere (possibly to Morroco?) and assisted in resettling wherever else they go.
Nevertheless there are some good people amongst them as well as others who are actually in favor of Israel or at least if left to themselves
would accommodate themselves to Israel. It seems that many Arabs who live in East Jerusalem actually voted for Sharon.
The Israeli Defence forces have very good intelligence services. They know a lot about what the Palestinian terrorists are doing. This information is obtained in part from
Palestinian informants who risk their lives to give the information over. The informants have all kinds of motives including money, personal grudges,
self-service, etc but some of them are also ideologically committed. There are actually some Palestinians who have dedicated their lives to serving the Israeli State and the Jewish people. They are a minority but they do exist.
The Palestinians on the whole are intelligent but primitive and will react according to circumstance or according to what they have been told.
Most Palestinians if left to themselves would agree to move elsewhere if guaranteed reasonable treatment, new opportunities, and some "consideration".
Morocco is an underdeveloped country with great potential.

2. Much of the present problematical situation is due to the Oslo agreement. The Jewish people did not on the whole agree to the Oslo settlement. It was forced on them by a government that came to power due to Arab votes, a corrupt media, and very heavy (illegal) funding from European and American sources.

3. Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 11:41:50 -0500
From: Steven Collins <scollins@ll.net>

Shalom Yair,
I've seen the latest carnage on TV from today's suicide bombing. I think
the White House has heard from many pro-Israeli people in the USA this
week--the US policy has ceased its strident demands for the IDF to
withdraw. All polls show majority US public opinion is with the Israelis so
the Bush Administration can hardly alienate the voters by making
pro-Palestinian statements. One poll showed Arafat's "favorable" ratings
in the USA have dropped to a nearly-nonexistent 2%.
I hope and pray you and yours are OK in light of the latest Palestinian
attacks on Israeli civilians.
BTW, some photos of me with you and Rabbi Avraham will be posted soon on
the website that is being built for ETHIC, our Torah-observant counterpart
/complement to Britam. The article I wrote about our trip to Israel will
also go on the site with the photos. The site is secondary right now
though, as I and the editor are hastening to get my four book texts ready
to give to the printer in the next couple weeks. that's the primary effort

4. Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 09:58:59 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Arafat gives Powell a "bomb salute" in Jerusalem as Powell flies by
Aaron Lerner Date: 12 April 2002
Less than 24 hours before his scheduled meeting, Yasser Arafat gave US
Secretary of State Collin Powell a "bomb salute" - when a suicide bomber
exploded - destroying a bus at a bus stop in the heart of Jerusalem near the
Machaneh Yehuda market murdering 4 and seriously wounding 7 with 11
"moderately wounded" [figures per Israel Radio].
Israel Television reported that US Secretary of State Powell had just
climbed into a helicopter when the explosion took place. The door of the
helicopter may have already closed - but the helicopter flew by the

5. In the business supplement ("Esakim") of the Israeli newspaper Maariv (12.4.02)
there is an article by David Lipkin discussing the European business attitude towards Israel.
Israeli exports comprise:
Machines and Electrical Goods 29%
Defence and Related Goods 25 %
Diamonds 18 %
Chemical Products 13%
Plastic and Rubber Goods 8%
Optical and medical Equipment 7%

Israeli exports go to:
USA 38%
European Union 26%
Asia 18 %
East Europe 4%
Others 14 %

Israeli Exports to the European Union go to:
Belgium 21%
Germany 17%
Britain 16 %
Holland 11%
Italy 10%
France 9%
Spain 7%
Others 9%

The parliament of the European Union just called for a boycott of Israeli goods. The boycott is unlikely to be applied but damage has been done to Israel's image.
Germany already has imposed a partial boycott and important components for the Merkava Tank are being held back. Britain is holding back the supply of pistols and Italy special rifles needed for bomb detonating robots.
In Scandinavia and Britain retail chains considered a boycott but backed down. If Israeli can get over the next couple of weeks things should be OK. Individual firms and industries in Europe probably need Israel more than Israel needs them, especially in the field of high-tech.

6. In the Weekend Supplement to the Jerusalem Post ("Jerusalem Post Magazine", April 12, 2002) there is an article (by Etgar Lefkovits) about a security guard who gave his life to save others.
Haim Smadar was 55, married with children. He was born in Tunis and came to Israel at an early age.
He usually worked as a guard at a school and had received an award for dedication to his task.
On March 29 it was a school holiday and Haim was at home. He got a call from his employer asking him to work for half a day guarding a supermarket.
Haim agreed.
<< Smadar asked his wife to iron his security guard's uniform with a sense of urgency and pressure that she though of only later>>.
An 18 year old girl approached the supermarket, stopped outside and in Arabic warned several Arab women selling mint and vegetable in the commercial area to get away. Haim may have overheard something or seen the exchange and sensed what was happening.
The girl tried to enter the supermarket. Haim grabbed her by the arms and said: "You are not coming here. You and I will blow up here."
The girl set the bomb off, killing herself and Haim and 17 year-old Rachel Levy. If the terrorist had have entered the supermarket it seems certain that many more people would have been killed. A similar bomb to that borne by the girl (in an explosives belt strapped around her waist) resulted in the deaths of 27 people at a Passover seder in Netanyah's Park Hotel.
The girl who killed Haim Smadar and Rachel Levi was a senseless dupe of evil people,
Haim Smadar was a middle-aged family man who gave his life for the sake of others. May his memory be blessed and his blood revenged.

<<Whoever has mercy on the cruel in the end will be cruel to those who have mercy>> (Talmud).


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Shalom, Shalom
Thank you so much for the Jerusalem News. I have found it very rewarding as
it gives us the side of the story that the world press doesn't want told.
The LORD will roar from Zion!
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"Jerusalem News"-12
1. Yediot Acharonot
2. Arutz-7
3. Eye witness from Rechov Yaffo
4. IDF Spokesperson
5. Letter
6. Letter
7. Letter
8. Letter
9. Letter

1. According to the Israeli Newspaper "Yediot Acharonot", Monday, 15.4.02:
Yasser Arafat, after a meeting with US Secretary of Defence Powell, refused to agree to a cease-fire and refused to hand over the Palestinian murderers of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rechavam (Rehoboam) Zeevi.

b. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that the Europeans (who are criticizing Israel and threatening to adopt sanctions against Israel): "Are accusing Israel of war crimes in order to cleanse themselves for the assistance they gave to the crimes of the Nazis 55 years ago".
There is much truth to this. it is only a matter of time before the old Europe rears its head again.
Germany has temporarily suspended the supply of military goods to Israel.
Member of Parliament Shaul Yeholom from the National Religious Party said: "From now on we should boycott all German gods, including Automobiles and electrical goods. Germany is still Germany. There is no other and no new one."

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 20:10:19 +0200
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Two of the six victims of late Friday's human-bomb attack in Jerusalem were buried last night, and two more funerals were held today. Rivka Fink, 75, of Jerusalem, and Nissan Cohen, 57, of Ramot, were buried last night. Yelena Konrav, 43, of Givat Ze'ev, Zuhila Hushi, 47, of Gilo, and two foreign workers from China were the other victims.
Over 90 people were wounded when a 17-year-old Arab female detonated a powerful bomb at a bus stop next to Jerusalem's crowded Machane Yehudah market on Jaffa Road. She set off the bomb just as the market place - the famous "shuk" - and nearby stores were closing before the onset of the Sabbath, although many people, including Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, were still in the area. The suicide murderess tried to enter the shuk itself, but as the heavy police presence there made that impossible, she instead detonated the bomb across the street at the #6 bus stop. The bus was set ablaze, and the driver, though his hair was singed and he suffered other injuries, began immediately helping to move the passengers from the front of the bus to the back, suffering more wounds in the process.
Twenty victims of the suicide attack remain in Jerusalem hospitals, including seven listed in serious condition. Two Chinese workers are unconscious. Police report that the bomb contained between 7-10 kilograms of military-grade explosives.
Mayor Olmert later said that he could understand the anger of the residents, and even some of their more extreme calls, "because it literally could have been any of them who were killed and maimed." Despite other cities' decisions to cancel Independence Day festivities, Olmert told Arutz-7 today that "Jerusalem is the country's capital, and the celebrations will be held as planned."

The death toll in Thursday's truck bomb outside the Riba Synagogue in Gerba, Tunisia has risen to 15, with the deaths of two German tourists this morning. Among the dead were ten German tourists, three local Tunisians, and two Frenchmen… In Kiev, Ukraine, vandals attacked the main synagogue there while several dozen worshipers were inside. The rabbi of the nearby Chabad yeshiva was wounded... The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued its first-ever travel advisory on Friday, urging its 400,000 constituents to exercise "extreme caution" when visiting France and Belgium. The Center noted that more than 400 hate crimes against Jews and Jewish institutions have been recorded in the past 18 months in France, and that Belgium's Chief Rabbi, among others, has been assaulted on the streets of Brussels...
Some 20 tombstones in a Jewish cemetery in Strasbourg, France, were defaced over the weekend, with Nazi swastikas painted on them. Police arrested three people in connection with the incident. French officials say that anti-Semitic attacks throughout the country have begun to number ten a day, including the brutal beating last week of a Jewish soccer player by a gang of 15 hooded men wielding metal bars.

The IDF made its most important arrest yesterday since the start of Operation Defensive Shield, capturing Al-Aksa Brigade commander Nasser Arwis. An elite commando unit captured Arwis by complete surprise in the village of Tubas, northeast of Shechem, as he slept. He was directly responsible for murdering at least 11 Israelis over the past 19 months, as well as for recruiting members for the Fatah Tanzim and helping them plot attacks. The Israeli forces woke Arwis by placing a gun to his head; he, his assistant and two other wanted Fatah fugitives surrendered without a fight...

Some 15 Israelis were arrested this morning, part of a group of 20 who entered and prayed in Joseph's Tomb last night. This was the third such entry since the IDF took over Shechem in Operation Defensive Shield. The Jews were arrested on charges of violating an order issued by the Central Commander Yitzchak Eitan forbidding entry - although Noam Livnat of Elon Moreh said that there was absolutely no danger involved, and that the order was solely a political one. "It was a most uplifting experience," he said, "to recite Psalms at this holy site that was so wantonly abandoned at the beginning of the Oslo War - especially Chapter 80, which we call Joseph's Psalm, that we used to recite aloud when we studied in Yeshivat Od Yosef Chai..."

A new Jewish neighborhood was dedicated in Jerusalem this afternoon, opposite Damascus Gate. MK Rabbi Benny Elon, a prime mover of the project for a while now, explained some of the background to Arutz-7 today:
"Many years ago, in 1875, a Jew named Reb Nissan Bek established a Jewish neighborhood in this spot, and some years later, some Jews from Georgia (Asia) built 100 homes opposite Damascus Gate. It was a Jewish neighborhood until the pogroms of 1929, during which 19 Jews were murdered and buried in a mass grave in Mt. of Olives. Two synagogues used to stand on the spot that is now used as an Arab parking lot... Since then, the Arabs took over the neighborhood, but thank G-d over the past several years we have been able to redeem about a third of the homes - dozens of homes are now in Jewish hands. Two families have been living there for a number of months." He explained that until now the work of redeeming the neighborhood was done quietly, because of the dangers involved, but now "it is time to get more people and resources involved... Just like in the Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood, which is once again becoming Jewish, here too, and elsewhere, the Arabs take the money and leave - to Australia, Austria, etc. It is clear that we are more connected to these lands than they are, and we have to encourage them to take the money and go…" For more information, contact <chaim@uvnehyerushalayim.org>.

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 02:28:07 +0300
From: mma <mma2@gmx.net>
Subject: Eye witness from Yaffa Rd just before Shabbat
The following is an eye wittness account of what took place on Yaffa Rd just before
This is just a small taste of the reality.
Shalom from Suburban Jersalem,
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From: danost2@yahoo.com
Subject: Dan Rather at the bombing & more
Send reply to: danost2@yahoo.com
Priority: urgent
Its late now, so I must be brief.
I Just returned from Jerusalem. I was in Jerusalem for Shabbat, as
usual. Then just before Shabbat, the girl suicide bomber did her
dirty deed.
The scene was very bad!!! Dan Rather the famous US newscaster was
there, being interviewed on Israeli TV, he kept saying over and over
that seeing such on TV, its one thing, being there, seeing the body
parts and guts all around, the crying and suffering, it affects the
psyche. He kept saying this over and over, it affects the psyche.
My friends live just one short block from the shuk. I ran down the
stairs, to get to the shuk to help the wounded and to try to grab the
spotters / scouts the bombers use. As I approached the shuk, in front
of me on the asphalt the bombers severed head laying in the street,
in the middle of Yafo Rd., guts hanging out of its throat and parts of
its spinal cord still intact. Too gorie for you? This is what Dan
Rather was referring to, but didn't elaborate on.
Then some of its body parts finally came down, landed on me. The
power of the blast was so intense that it took about a minute for some
of its body parts to land.
Everywhere Jewish legs, fingers, organs, blood, one man sitting on the
ground in total shock, didn't even know that he was missing a leg.
Inside the Haba Bakery, half a body lying on top of some trays of
My friends wife was in a terrible state, all her kids were outside,
they live so close to the shuk. All of my friends kids are ok, some
saw what it was like, severed fingers plastered above a store sign,
etc. Fortunately Israelis are tough.

Later, a lady said to me that she urged her husband to form a
neighbourhood watch. She said we can't rely on the police or army for
protection, we have to do it ourselves . . . how appropriate, the
bina = understanding of women! Her husbands response, so typical,
duh turn another blot, . . But be sure to ignore the obvious, as its written there, when someone is
coming to kill you, get up and kill him first. Surely such dregs are
not forgotten either come judgement day.

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 00:54:02 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il

A young Palestinian boy carries explosives in Jenin refugee camp
IDF Spokesperson 14 April 2002
IDF soldiers on patrol in the Jenin refugee camp around noon today
identified a young boy carrying a bag .
When the boy noticed the soldiers he threw the bag on the ground and fled .
Inside the bag IDF soldiers found three pipe bombs with a total explosives
weight of 4.5 kilos . The bombs were destroyed in a controlled manner .
The IDF Spokesman expresses deep shock and total opposition to the barbaric
use of children as arms and explosives carriers .

From: Kitty Thomas
Subject: The LORD thy G_d is with thee
Mr. Davidi,
Thank you so much for the Jerusalem News reports; they are like food for us in these trying times, alerting us what to pray about. It makes us feel directly involved with the events of each day and gives us tremendous insight into what is going on.
I am forwarding them on to others, and so the word gets out to many eventually. I email the President of the US almost daily with heartfelt urgings and suggestions, and I believe many others are doing so also.
You are in our prayers; the LORD bless you and keep you.
Shalom from Kitty

From: Irene Rice
Thank you so much for the Jerusalem News, I can hardly wait to read it every day.
All the best, be safe.
BC. Canada.

From: Debbie Machir <debbiezee@earthlink.net>
Subject: newsletter
I am responding to the article Koran: Suicide playbook.
With all that is happening in Israel right now, the suicide bombings, the Palestinian goal of destruction of Israel, I almost didn't reply. But I felt that I needed to say this. The radicals, terrorists, have misinterpreted these verses. Unbelievers...Slain or die in the way of Allah...They tie this in to fit there agenda. To rally their people. However the true meaning is much different. The unbelievers in the Koran are the people that didn't believe in God. This did not pertain to the Jews or the Christians. They were believers. The Slain or die in the way of Allah, was meant to be, if confronted with defending your faith you lost this battle on earth trying there was a better place in the end, paradise. No one is trying to take away their faith.
I realize that the meaning for these people have changed over the generations. It is very sad. But if the religious teachers, the Imams, clerics don't teach them this and condemn what these people are doing in the name of religion, I hold them responsible. As much as the Arafats and his suicide bombers if not more. There doesn't seem to be anyone from that area of the hierarchy to take a stand. After 9/11 I called on the Muslim society to speak out. They wouldn't do it. Some moderates in their Mosques did speak of the atrocities and the ills. But as far as I am concerned it is always with a whimper. Do they really think that we in America are going to cry foul for their plight now in Israel? I don't know anyone that has. I am saying this as a Christian involved with interfaith councils. Trying to understand through prayer.
Debbie Machir, USA

From: eidelberg@foundation1.org
> From: Eli Feldman <justdogood@hotmail.com>
> > B"H
> > Hi Mimi,
> > A friend of mine told me that he recently saw a Catholic Priest being
> > interviewed on Television and being asked why the whole world is against
> the Jews. He answered, "Every single Jew that walks on this Planet is a
living testimony to the existence of G-d... and all those who subconsciously
want to eradicate G-d from the world hate the Jews"

From: michelle schroeder
Here's a link to a Saudi news event, the raising of $150 million for Palestine. On a television news broadcast I saw yesterday, it was stated that the destruction of Israel and America was urged on national Saudi TV. I missed how that was connected to the fund raising, but the items were presented together. I've seen no further comment on that.



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"Jerusalem News"-13
1. Voice of Judea News and Commentary
2. Arutz-7 News
3. Perceptions - Acharei Mose - Kedoshim: After Death -- Life!
4. We are not taking any chances
5. Good News for a change

1. Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 07:46:25 -0400 (EDT)
Voice of Judea News and Commentary
News We Doubt You've Seen - Views We Doubt You've Heard
The number 1 Jewish/Israeli News Service
Feel free to post and distribute everywhere!
Dan Halts Future Orders of German Buses (IsraelNN.com) In
response to a German government decision not to supply parts
for the Merkavah tank, the Dan Bus Company on Sunday
announced it was canceling an $18 million order for 100
German produced MAN buses. Company officials have instructed
those responsible for the annual replacement of buses to
begin negotiations with firms in other countries
Voice of Judea Commentary:
It's about time!

Kiev synagogue attacked
About 50 youths attacked the central synagogue in Kiev, Ukraine, beating
three people, hurling bottles and breaking windows. Among those injured
in Saturday nights attack was the head of Kievs yeshiva, Rabbi Tzvi
Kaplan, who was knocked to the ground and beaten with stones. The
13-year- old son of Kievs chief rabbi, Moshe Azman, and a security guard
were also injured. Azman said the mob marched down Kievs main boulevard
shouting "Kill the Jews!" before attacking the synagogue. "I call this
act a pogrom," Azman said. "Its a miracle that it was not worse." The
attack occurred after Saturday evening services, and many worshipers had
already left the building. "We didnt understand what was happening. All
of a sudden, we saw a crowd running toward us with rocks," Azmans son,
Jorik, told Russias NTV television. Broken glass covered the floor of
the synagogue Sunday, and police stood guard outside.
Anti Semitic criminals attacked a Jewish woman and her daughter and
stole a Jewish star necklace. According to Ynet.

2. From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Subject: Arutz-7 News: Monday, April 15, 2002

Israeli forces have arrested Marwan Barghouti, Secretary-General of the Fatah-Tanzim terrorist organization. He was taken, together with his nephew, from a building only 500 meters from Arafat's Mukata compound. The forces encircled the house and ordered the two of them to come out. When Barghouti realized that there was no escape, he came out with his hands in the air. The story was first reported by Kol Rina News Agency.
Fatah-Tanzim, and Barghouti personally, have been linked to many murderous terrorist attacks of the past year and a half. Barghouti has also made statements such as, "After we attain a Palestinian state [in Judea and Samaria], there will be greater things for which to strive... There is no room for more than one state between the Jordan and the Mediterranean." Defense Ministry sources said that this was one of the most satisfying results of Operation Defensive Shield. Warnings of terrorist attacks, which Israeli intelligence have been receiving continuously, were stepped up when news of the arrest became known, and reports of rioting in Ramallah have already been received. Israeli forces are responding.

For the fourth time since the IDF took over Shechem, small groups of Jews were able to reach Joseph's Tomb last night. They evaded IDF checkpoints in order to reach the holy site.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Sha'ul Mofaz said today that Operation Defensive Shield has so far resulted in the arrest of 1,200 terrorists... One of those who gave himself up in Jenin was Thabet Mardawi. His interrogation disclosed that he was responsible for the murder of no less than 20 Israelis, in attacks in Hadera, the Binyamina train station, the Afula bus station, attacks on buses traveling the Wadi Ara highway, and shooting attacks in the Jordan Valley. Mardawi used nine suicide bombers for these murders. Throughout his period of operation, he was controlled by the Islamic Jihad command in Syria, with which he maintained contact. He recounted his role in the battle with IDF forces in Jenin: he blew up cooking gas canisters, causing the destruction of civilian homes...
Middle East News Line reports that Iraq has launched plans to cooperate with the Palestinian Authority in attacking Israel. According to Iraqi Defense Minister Sultan Hashim Ahmed, Iraqi forces are training and equipping for a military campaign against the Jewish state, and they will be in the forefront of an Arab war against Israel. "The armed forces will be the cutting swords in the liberation of our territories in Palestine, including Jerusalem, usurped by the Zionists," Ahmed wrote in a telegram to Saddam Hussein. "Its mission is [to face up] to the forces of evil and oppression, represented by criminal America and its odious Zionist ally."

Tonight the nation of Israel will unite to observe Yom HaZikaron - Israel's Memorial Day - for soldiers who fell in Israel's various wars. An official ceremony tonight at the Western Wall in Jerusalem will mark the onset of the special day, beginning with a minute-long siren sounded throughout the country at 8 PM. A two-minute siren will be heard tomorrow at 10 AM.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visited several of the wounded soldiers and terrorist-attack victims in Hadassah-Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem today. He told them that he too was seriously wounded in battle, during the War of Independence, and that even serious wounds can be overcome.
This year Israelis will also have in mind 466 of their fellow countrymen who have been killed in the current Oslo war - including 391 soldiers and civilians who have been killed since last Yom HaZikaron.

Tomorrow night, Israelis will shift from "sadness to joy," beginning the 54th Independence Day (Yom HaAtzma'ut) celebrations. Some of Israel's accomplishments in the past half-century include the absorption of almost three million immigrants from around the world. Israel's population currently stands at 6.53 million - an eightfold increase since 1948, when the population numbered 806,000. Almost two-thirds of them are native-born Israelis. The population includes some 1.2 million non-Jews - approximately the same proportion as when the State was established. The percentage of the world's Jews living in Israel is constantly on the rise, and is now measured at approximately 37%; it was 30% in 1990, and 20% in 1970.
Although some Independence Day celebrations have been called off due to the security situation, many thousands are expected to celebrate the national holiday by touring the land, visiting various national museums and installations (most of them with free admission), having traditional barbecues at home or in public parks, and special festival prayer services.

Israel's Dan Bus Company announced that it was canceling an $18 million order for 100 German-produced MAN buses. Company officials have begun preparing for the opening of negotiations with firms in other countries. "When we heard that the Germans were considering placing an embargo on spare parts for the Merkavah tank," the Dan spokesman said today, "our chairman Yoel Sharabi decided that we simply could not stand passively by. There are other bus manufacturers in the world... If Germany sticks to its decision, we will apparently look for other bus manufacturers."

Arutz-7's Haggai Segal asked Rabbi Moti Elon today, "The question is an old one: Why do they hate us?" Rabbi Elon responded, "Those who hate Jews actually hate G-d; they manifest their hatred against us, because we represent G-d's Name in the world... This is a age-old war against the Eternity of Israel, whether the victim is nine-month-old Shalhevet Pass or an 80-year-old Jew."
Q. Has nothing changed, even with the establishment of the State of Israel?
A. Something has changed... in that every Jew has to ask what he or she must do to ensure that every Jew makes aliyah [immigration to Israel] very quickly - the sooner the better.
Q. But they will say that it's dangerous here as well?
A. Very true. The Defense Ministry released today that over 24,000 have been killed in the last 140 years of Jewish return to the Land - yet this horrific number is less than just one day's victims in the gas chambers of Europe in 1942-3! It's hard to absorb that. What are they waiting for? More synagogue burnings? More attacks in subways? … What is unique about our State is that we strive to be a "light unto the nations" and that "My house should be a House of Prayer for all nations." But in order for this to happen, we must be a collective "we" - culturally, spiritually, and Torah-wise. We are progressing towards this… Can you imagine an aliyah of 100,000 or 200,000 committed Jews - Jews who are personally concerned about the spiritual character of the country? Everything will be different! We must tell them - and I'll say it very sharply: Not to make aliyah at this point is simply a violation of "Do not stand idly by as your neighbor's blood is shed" - not only ours, but theirs as well. They can change the situation."

Palestinian indoctrination to suicide murders is alive and well. Leading Palestinian Authority religious leader Muhammad Ibrahim Maadi delivered a sermon this past Friday - featured on official PA television - asking Moslems to introspect on why they have not yet merited "martyrdom" in their war against Israel. "Whoever has not merited Martyrdom in these times," Maadi says, "should rise in the night and ask, 'My Lord, why have you denied me Martyrdom?'" Palestinian Media Watch (www.pmw.org.il), which translated the speech into English, notes that Maadi is attempting to add an aspect of religious guilt to those who have not yet been killed or killed themselves while murdering Jews. Maadi went on to incite his listeners by challenging them to conquer all of present-day Israel: "Our belief is resolute that one day we shall enter Jerusalem as conquerors, enter Jaffa as conquerors, and Ramle, and Lod, and… Beit Jarjar [Masuot Yitzchak], and all of Palestine, as conquerors!"
Maadi also noted the Muslim desire to conquer the world:
"The Tradition relates to us that Allah's cherished one [Muhammad] said. 'The Jews will battle against you but you shall emerge masters over them.' … And who makes the Muslim master of the Jew? Allah… Until such time as a Jew will hide behind a rock or tree, and the rock or tree will say: Oh Muslim, Oh servant of Allah, here is a Jew behind me, Oh Muslim, come and kill! We put our credence in this Tradition as well as in the Tradition that proclaims the expansion of Islamic rule over the world."
Maadi delivered a similar sermon, broadcast live on PA television last June, praising the suicide bombing attack at the Dolphinarium in Tel-Aviv that left 21 Israeli teenagers dead. He said then, "Blessed is he who fights Jihad in the name of Allah, blessed is he who goes on a raid in the name of Allah, blessed is he who dons a vest of explosives on himself or on his children and goes in to the depth of the Jews in their sinful discotheque. I ask of Allah that we see the Knesset building [Israel's Parliament] collapsing on the heads of the Jews."

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 11:39:19 -0400
From: Rabbi Pinchas Winston <winston@torah.org>
Subject: Perceptions - Acharei Mose - Kedoshim: After Death -- Life!
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The Jewish people today are in a terrible bind. Just one year ago,
as bad as the situation was then, it was far friendlier for the
Jewish nation than it is today. No sooner than France's President
Chirac claimed that anti-Semitism was non-existence in France, and
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres echoed his unbelievable claim,
that synagogues were burned and many French Jews have come to fear
their situation there.
In Scotland, where anti-Semitism never disappeared, it has certainly
become more visible and outspoken. A special mural painted for the
church in England portrays you-know-who dying in the arms of his
'mother,' flanked by Roman soldiers on one side and Israel Defense
Force soldiers on the other side. The priest who commissioned the
mural claimed that it was not to issue an anti-Semitic statement,
just to make his followers more aware of the issues of today. That
type of crooked thinking makes him a very dangerous man.
On April 4, Finnish police had to evacuate a synagogue and Jewish
home for the aged in Helsinki, after a telephone caller, a
"soft-spoken, non-Finnish male person" made a bomb threat. In the
meantime, also on April 4, neighboring Sweden announced that it is
looking to boycott Israel and drag the rest of the Netherlands into
their totally misguided action. The Belgian Foreign Minister has
expanded this request to include the entire European Community.
In Norway, some members of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee have
expressed regret that they awarded Shimon Peres his prize while
expressing absolutely nothing negative about Yasser Arafat's, whose
own organization, the Al Aqsa Brigade, carries out suicide attacks
against Israeli citizens. Does this make sense to you? This is who
they support:
"They [the Jews] try to kill the principle of religions with the same
mentality that they betrayed Jesus Christ, and the same way they
tried to betray and kill the Prophet Mohammed." (Syrian President
Bashar Assad at May 5 welcoming ceremony for the Pope, Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation, May 6, 2001.)
"Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country.
Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them.
Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like
them and those who stand by them. They are all in one trench,
against the Arabs and the Muslims because they established Israel
here, in the beating heart of the Arab world, in Palestine." (Dr.
Ahmad Abu Halabiya, Member of the PA appointed "Fatwa Council" and
former acting Rector of the Islamic University in Gaza, October 14,

"Thanks to Hitler, blessed memory, who on behalf of the Palestinians,
revenged in advance, against the most vile criminals on the face of
the earth. Although we do have a complaint against him for his
revenge on them was not enough." (Columnist Ahmad Ragab, Al-Akhbar
(Egypt), April 18, 2001.)

G-d said to Moshe saying, "Speak to the Children of Israel and say to
them that they are to be holy because I, G-d your G-d, am holy."
(Vayikra 19:1)
There is no neutral ground either. If one is not being holy then one
is being unholy. To be holy is to sanctify the Name of G-d, and to
be unholy is to profane It. Thus, we make the blessing every morning
after rising:
Blessed are you, G-d, Who sanctifies His Name in public.
As a reminder of our mandate in this world, it is our role in history
to be holy and in doing so, bring the world around us to a state of
holiness - kodesh L'Hashem.
Holy people value holy things and make it their goal to acquire as
much of a holy experience as they can.

The Leshem writes:
"The Jews of the desert (who left Egypt with Moshe) erred in two
matters. First, G-d does not play tricks on His creations (Avodah
Zarah 3a). Rather, a person has to strengthen himself constantly for
"someone who comes to purify himself, They help him" (Shabbos 104a).
It says that if a person sanctifies himself a little, then They
sanctify him a lot."
The Leshem is explaining that the Jews feared unnecessarily when G-d
took them out of Egypt into the desert, a place that is both
physically and spiritually dangerous. The first thing a person has
to know and believe is that if G-d puts a person into a situation
that tests his faith and trust in G-d, he can pass the test. For,
the principle is that G-d never gives a person a test that he cannot

G-d purposely made a world that could support evil so
that we could use our free-will to eliminate it. In worst-case
scenarios, the evil is a way to force the issue and make us become
real with what we believe and are committed to.

"Midrash Tehillim (Mizmor 32): "One who trusts in
G-d, chesed will envelope him. Even if an evil person trusts in G-d,
kindness will encompass him." . . . The Ramban says in Sefer Emunah
v'HaBitachon, Chapter 1: This is what it means when it says, "Trust
in G-d and do good." However, it does not say, "Do good and trust in
G-d," for trust in G-d is not dependent upon good deeds at all.
Rather, trust in G-d whether you are righteous or evil. However, be
sure to do teshuvah [i.e. repentance] after, otherwise if you don't, then The Holy One,
Blessed is He, will find another time to collect His 'debt'."
(Drushei Olam HaTohu, 2:5:4:3)
This is a crucial point. The Leshem is explaining that help from
Heaven, even salvation of the highest order, is not necessarily
dependent upon a prerequisite of righteousness. The very fact that a
person is prepared to trust in G-d the entire way is enough to invoke
phenomenal Divine assistance - and I mean PHENOMENAL - in any given
situation of difficulty.

Pinchas Winston
- winston@books.torah.org

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 17:23:00 +0300
From: mma <mma2@gmx.net>
Subject: We are not taking any chances
17:05 Apr-15-02, 3 Iyar 5762
Suspected Bomber Gives Birth at IDF Checkpoint (IsraelNN.com) When an
Arab woman arrived at a Gush Etzion checkpoint telling soldiers she was in
labor, they became alarmed when they learned she was a relative of the female
suicide bomber responsible for Friday™s attack in Jerusalem that claimed six
lives and left close to 90 wounded. Soldiers were suspicious due to security
warnings that female suicide bombers are presenting themselves as pregnant,
placing bombs under their dresses.
Bomb squad personnel and other officials were summoned, as was an
ambulance. The woman delivered a healthy child at the checkpoint with the
assistance of a Magen David Adom ambulance crew. She was then
transported to Mukased Hospital in eastern Jerusalem

From: mma <mma2@gmx.net>
Subject: Good News for a change
16:20 Apr-15-02, 3 Iyar 5762
A Handicap Does Not Deter Bible Contestant (IsraelNN.com) S™derot
resident 18-year-old Avichai Seli will be fulfilling a dream on Wednesday,
Independence Day. He will be among the contestants from around the world
taking part in the International Bible Competition in Jerusalem. Avichai is deaf
and blind, and will be receiving the questions in brail.
In another five months, he plans to fulfill another dream. He will be inducted
into the IDF following an 18-month battle. Army officials did not want to
accept him but after passing all the tests and overcoming other hurdles, he
emerged victorious



"Jerusalem News"-14
1. Recent History
2. Brit-Am News and Humour
3. Arab states, Israel, the PLO and the United States.
4. Thousands rally for Israel in Washington
6. News from Hebron
7. Netzarim Saved - they now need help to finish off their defense system
8. AP & French daily ordered to pay wounded Jew for claiming he was a Palestinian
9. Muslims rampage through Amsterdam - 75 Swastika's and 'the Jews are dogs'.
10. Sharon's Promise
11. The laughter list
12. Tehillim

1. Recent History:
In a supplement to today's Maariv Newspaper it said that President John Kennedy attempted to prevent Israel from developing the Atom Bomb but President Lyndon Johnson gave the go-ahead. It was actually France that supplied Israel with most of what it needed to develop the Atom Bomb. The agent responsible to a large degree (according to the impression given in conventional histories) was Shimeon Peres who at certain stages did apparently make some positive (rather than negative) contributions to the State of Israel.

2. Brit-Am News and Humor:
Betty Matteson Rhodes
sent the following message to:
<< If your ancestry is from Ireland, Scotland, England or Wales, chances are your ancestors were from one of the tribes of Israel. The tribe of Joseph dominates most of these areas as well as in America, Canada and Australia.
Because of the extensive research work done by Yair Davidy, an Orthodox Jew living in Israel, we are 99.9% positive that the Western Gentile peoples are the 'lost tribes of Israel'. Check out all the details at:

This is one of the replies Betty received:

What scholarship! It's a pity the British will be underwhelmed by these astonishing findings. Here are some responses I elicited:
Pantomime Audience: "Oh No we're Not"!
Rabbi Moore: "Not a lot of people know that".
Jewsons (builders' merchant): "Gentiles, they never worked for me. Try vinyl".
Consignia (our Postal Service) : "If Israel has lost a tribe, he hasn't packed it properly".
Arafat: "That explains everything".
Sharon: "Joseph's people or not, no more settlements here"!
BBC: "David Eye. Surely you mean David Ike"
Ali G: "I fink Mary's got a wicked sense of humour. Me. A Jew?

Click here: Re: True British Identity

From: Moonhorse2@aol.com
Subject: Arab states, Israel, the PLO and the United States.
Greetings Yair.

The recent news regarding Secretary of State Powell's mission in the Middle East seems to indicate a serious misconception in the Arab mindset.

(1) Secretary of State Powell gets a cold welcome in the first Arab meeting, " why are you coming here first, shouldn''t you have first gone to Israel? "

(2) The Arafat meeting apparently went badly also with Arafat taking the initiative and holding out for his demands before allowing Powell to present any proposals.

(3) Lebanon produced hordes of people shouting against America when Powell arrived.

In my opinion the Arab States have concluded that they have the upper hand against Israel as well as the USA, and have won the propaganda war in the media. This is a calamity for the Arabs.

They have, as has Arafat, been given what amounts to a 'last chance' and have failed to recognize the political and military implications of their collective decisions to refute Secretary of State Powell's attempt to start negotiations and their utter miscalculation of the situation now developing between the Arab states, the PLO and the United States.

Well, just some thoughts. Every Blessing, Sally

" and He shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth" ISA. 11:12

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:43:36 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
#1 Thousands rally for Israel in Washington
By Janine Zacharia April, 16 2002 The Jerusalem Post
WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of Americans, most of whom arrived on
hundreds of buses from 15 states and Canada, rallied in solidarity with
Israel yesterday on a wide green beneath the dome of the US Capitol
Under a blazing sun, and with hardly a slice of shade for the weary, a
spectrum of American Jews chanted and cheered alongside non-Jews who also
came out to show their support for Israel's war against Palestinian
The main unifying theme of the diverse crowd, as reflected in the signs and
opinions of those present was simple: The US war against terrorism and
Israel's war against terrorism are one and the same.
Similarly, there was much anger directed at Palestinian Authority Chairman
Yasser Arafat in particular and toward the European Union, which last week
called for a trade embargo against Israel.

"Israel - We're
with you. US-Thank you. EU - How dare you," read still another.
Among those who addressed the crowd were Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul
Wolfowitz, former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Construction and
Housing Minister Natan Sharansky, Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Melchior,
Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, congressional leaders,
and former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
The rally began at 1 p.m. under tight security with a moment of silence
intended to coincide with the start of Remembrance Day in Israel. It was
followed by a singing of the Israeli and American national anthems and then
a steady stream of speakers, including a Catholic leader and a Christian
radio host.

When House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-Missouri) said the US is
committed to preserving and strengthening Israel's security, the crowd
erupted in wild applause. But when he spoke about securing a just and
lasting peace for all, the crowd fell silent.


5. Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 19:00:58 +0200
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
A crowd estimated at between 150,000 and 200,000 from all over the United States and Canada turned out for yesterday's Israel solidarity rally in Washington. The crowd arrived in 1,200 buses, as well as planes and trains, for the largest pro-Israel rally in the history of North American Jewry. Among the notables who addressed the record-breaking crowd were former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Housing Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky, US senators and congressman, and clergymen of different faiths. The themes of the rally, reflected in the messages of the speakers and on the home-made signs held by participants, were solidarity with Israel, the battle against terrorism, and the similarities between the U.S. war against Bin Laden and Israel's against Arafat.
Notable quotes from the demonstration:

A note on turnout figures for Washington Rally
Aaron Lerner Date: 16 April 2002
The phenomenal turnout is even that much more impressive when one takes into
account not only the short notice and it being a workday - but perhaps the
most formidable barrier of all: the very real threat of a potential
terrorist attack.
The willingness of such a large body of supporters of Israel to put
themselves on the line in this "post September 11 world" speaks volumes
about the level of support and commitment that Israel enjoys today.

News from Hebron
The Hebron Press Office Pictures: http://www.hebron.org.il/news.htm Tuesday April 16, 2002

Terrorist Attack Thwarted in Hebron
At about 5:30 this afternoon an Arab terrorist approached a group of women and children at the entrance to the Avraham Avinu neighborhood in Hebron. A soldier ran to him, yelling at him to stop. The terrorist turned to the soldier and tried to stab him with a knife in his hands. As the soldier and terrorist struggled, a second soldier shot the terrorist. Army medics and medics from Hebron treated the Arab, but he died of his wounds.

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 10:02:53 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Netzarim Saved - they now need help to finish off their defense system
16 April 2002 Eallan Hirshfeld

Time passed & Kuti married Tuvia...
They had children & grandchildren. For Pesach this year they went to be with
their son.
On the 1st day Chol Hamoed Pessach the clocks in Israel went forward. Tuvia
had not got used to the new time & was first to get to Shul [synagogue]. He always
learnt in the morning & this morning was no exception except that he was
attacked from behind stabbed several times but he still managed to beat off
his attacker & get to his son's house & before dying tell him what
The murderer was found hiding in the bushes some 8hrs later & killed.
Later when entering the Shul they found hand grenades & a machine gun in the
Ark. The murderer had planned to hide in the Ark & come out & massacre the
community of Netzarim. There is no doubt that a miracle took place & the
settlement was saved thru Tuvia.

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 16:20:12 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: AP & French daily ordered to pay wounded Jew for claiming he was a Palestinian
By decision of April 3rd, 2002 the District Court of Paris condemned the
French daily newspaper LIBERATION and the ASSOCIATED PRESS Agency to pay
damages to Mr.'s Tuvia GROSSMAN for undermining his image and for
unmistakable error in the amount of 4,500 Euro.
In its edition dated Sept, 30/Oct 1, 2000, the newspaper LIBERATION
published on its whole first page, the picture of Mr. Tuvia GROSSMAN with
his face bleeding, presenting him as a Palestinian hit by an Israeli
soldier, when this young American student had been actually molested by a
Palestinian mob and rescued by the Israeli soldier seen behind him, shouting
and holding a bludgeon.
The Court decided that Mr. Tuvia GROSSMAN represented by attorney Gilles
William GOLDNADEL has suffered a damage resulting from this publication,
condemning ASSOCIATED PRESS for " providing a picture of Tuvia GROSSMAN to
its correspondents, mispresenting him as a member of the Palestinian
community" and LIBERATION for "publishing the litigious picture with a
comment edited the same faulty way, giving the picture a meaning and a scope
it could not have".

Muslims rampage through Amsterdam - 75 Swastika's and 'the Jews are dogs'.
By Ronald Eissens www.magenta.nl/13042002 for photos
Amsterdam, Saturday, April 13, the National demonstration 'Stop the war
against the Palestinians'. About 15.000 people took part, which made it one
of the biggest demonstrations in Amsterdam of the last 8 years. Never since
1945 were so many swastika's shown in public.
The procession counted some 75. But there was a lot more of dreadful stuff.
A photo of Hitler, strangling Sharon. People chanting 'Jews into the sea!'.
Signs and banners saying 'Hitler came out of his grave and the world stands
by and watches', 'The Arab army will slaughter you all', 'Stop the Zionist
genocide', 'Hamas-Jihad-Hezbollah', 'El Yahud kalbulah' (the Jews are Dogs),
'wir haben das nicht gewusst'.
Stars of David with a 'bigger then' sign and a Swastika (in other words,
Jews are worse than Nazi's), Stars of David with Swastika's in the centre or
superimposed, Stars of David with a skull and bones in the centre, Little
boys sitting on their father's shoulders, proudly waving toy machine guns,
Stars of David = Swastika signs and banners, USA=Jews=Nazi's, 'Holocaust in
Palestine, Sharon=Hitler' with Swastika and Star of David, 'USA you will
pay', 'Stop Holocaust in Palestine', Sharon & Bush = Swastika, 'USA=Star of
David', Photos of Sharon and Hitler next to each other, Star of David=born
to kill', Sharon=Hitler, etcetera.
During the demonstration, groups of participants shouted 'Sieg Heil!' on at
least two occasions. The whole thing can at best be described as
discriminatory, distasteful and hurtful.

10.Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 11:05:54 +0200
From: eidelberg@foundation1.org
Subject: Sharon's Promise
By Prof. Paul Eidelberg

Now Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, lacking the wherewithal to eliminate Arafat
and his despotic PLO-led Palestinian Authority, and having no alternative to
Oslo, proposes another Middle East conference—but only for “moderate” Arab
states. He includes among such states Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and
Morocco along with “Palestinian” representatives (excluding Yasser Arafat).
Leaving aside Jordan and Morocco, which support the PLO—the mother of all
terrorists organizations—can Egypt, a military dictatorship, and Saudi
Arabia, a totalitarian state, be rightly regarded as “moderate” Arab states?
Has Mr. Sharon forgotten that most of the terrorists that destroyed the
World Trade Center came from these two states? Nor is this all.
Is Mr. Sharon unaware of the obscene vilification of Israel and of Jews
spewed by Egypt’s state controlled media? Is he unaware that Egypt has
repeatedly violated its March 1979 treaty with Israel? Is he unaware that
Egypt has consistently blocked Israel’s efforts to establish commercial
relations with other Arabs states? Is he unaware of the fact that Egypt has
been supplying Yasser Arafat with arms via tunnels into Gaza? Is he unaware
that Egyptian military leaders have designated Israel Egypt’s only enemy?
Is he unaware of the fact that poverty-stricken Egypt has been spending
approximately 30% of its Gross Domestic Products on arms—clearly a wartime
budget? Is he unaware of the fact that two weeks before the Madrid
Conference an International Islamic Conference took place in Teheran in that
which 60 Islamic countries unanimously passed resolutions calling for Israel
’s destruction, and that one of those countries was Egypt!
Is Mr. Sharon forgetful of the fact that he himself said, in an interview
last year, even “moderate” Arab states are dedicated to Israel’s

11. From: Thomas DeLaughter <doc@flagler.edu>
Subject: [thelaughterlist] CAN YOU RELATE?
To: thelaughterlist@yahoogroups.com

While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name.
Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 40 years ago. Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was too old to have been my classmate.
After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended the local high school.
"Yes," he replied.
"When did you graduate?" I asked.
He answered, "In 1962."
"Why, you were in my class!" I exclaimed.
He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"
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"Jerusalem News"-15
1. Al-Ahram Weekly Online
2. Renate Halpprecht was a prisoner at Bergen Belsen
3. on "Strength" vs. Antisemitism
4. IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis
5. Israel Resource News Agency, Jerusalem
6. Voice of Judea News and Commentary
7. Pope John holds Israel responsible for violence in occupied lands
8. Scottish chariot 'was Iron Age Ferrari'
9. Compliment
10. Comment

last night Independence Day Celebrations were held in the center of Jerusalem. There were good bands that played mainly upbeat religious songs.
A lot of young people, family groups. People were dancing in the streets. The atmosphere was one of happiness, of overcoming, of subdued
but definite confidence.

In the news item no.7 below it reports that in effect the Vatican has come out in support of the Palestinians
and against Israel and is mobilizing its forces against Israel. The item in question however is from a questionable source
and may be subject to re-interpretation. The item if true may have significance or it may mean very little. Time will tell.
May the God of Israel be with all the Tribes of Israel.

Notes on Anti-semitism:
1. Al-Ahram Weekly Online
4 -10 April 2002
Issue No.580:
Irish poet Tom Paulin:
currently professor of English at Hartford College, Oxford, a leading poet and, for several years now, a controversial TV pundit, is among the few British intellectuals who has dared to criticize Israel, questioning even its very existence.
"I never believed that Israel had the right to exist at all," Paulin told Al-Ahram Weekly .
If there is one thing Paulin clearly abhors about Israel, it is the Brooklyn--born Jewish settlers.
"They should be shot dead," he says forcefully. "I think they are Nazis, racists, I feel nothing but hatred for them."

2. From: Charlotte Opfermann [mailto:CHARLOTTEO@aol.com]
Renate Halpprecht from Breslau, Germany (part of the Silesia territory which
is now lost for Germany and known as Wroclaw, a part of post WW2 Poland),
was a prisoner at Bergen Belsen when British troops liberated that camp on
4-15-45 at noon.

In her speech in January 2002 Renate Halpprecht also spoke of one of many of
the typical post-War German ironies and experiences which so many of us have
had to face: during a recent discussion on German TV she had spoken of her
fatherג€™s murder near the extermination camp Isbica near Lublin. As was
customary, her father had been forced to dig his grave first before being
As a consequence of this TV program, she received a court summons with a
letter from a German attorney on behalf of a former SS officer, now a
retired railroad worker. The claimant sued her for defamation and libel, demanding
that she provide proof of her father 's murder. The attorney, thoughtfully,
included a bill for his services, to be paid by Renate Harpprecht in
addition to the penalty sought by this former SS officer.
The court's verdict was a minor penalty - and the audience in the court room
applauded her having lost the case and demonstrated great loyalty for the
Typically, no regrets here.
Copyright for the original article ֲ© Frankfurter Rundschau 2002
Dokument erstellt am 12.04.2002 um 21:08:13 Uhr Erscheinungsdatum 13.04.2002

Views: Sharon: A Strong Israel Needed To Counter Anti-Semitism
3. Subject: Sharon on "Strength" vs. Antisemitism
From: Simon Weil
In an interesting article in today's [6th April] Financial Times, Harvey
Morris says:
As a member of a generation of Israelis whose outrage at the horrors of the
Holocaust was tinged with shame that European Jewry had been helpless to save
itself, Mr Sharon believes in security through strength.
Certainly Sharon does seem to see "strength" as intrinsically good for Jews:
Anything that strengthens the Jewish stance...anything that strengthens
Judaism is important. This is the doctrine to which we must adhere, from
which no one may deviate. [1980s interview]
Quoted in Myths in Israeli Culture/ Gertz p109
And of direct concern to this list is the following:
Despite its military and economic power, Israel appears weak - and this is
extremely dangerous. The wave of antisemitism sweeping the world is another
outcome of Israel's apparent weakness, and this too is our responsibility. A
cohesive emergency government would have regained personal security for Jews
throughout the world.
"National unity is important to show that Israel is strong," said Sharon,
going on to say that when Israel is perceived as weak, there is a wave of
antisemitism around the world, said Sharon. "We know that antisemitism exists
permanently, but it rises when Israel looks weak."
Both these statements are from 2000. They seem to reflect his long-term view.
Here is something from 1995:
Sharon warned that if Jewish settlers were told to leave Hebron or any part
of the occupied territories, this would play into the hand of anti-Semites
and have serious repercussions beyond Israel's borders . "What will happen in
Israel will affect your life here," he told a hushed audience. "You know that
anti-Semitism is spreading like fire. The day will come when people will tell
you that they do not want you to live in Montreal, or in Toronto, or in
In this context, Sharon's views on the relationship between the Jews and
their land, with which Morris closes his article, seem notable:
Reflecting on his youth, he has written with pride of his parents' belief
that Jews and Arabs could be citizens side by side. "But they believed
without question that only they had rights over the land. And no one was
going to force them out, regardless of terror or anything else. When the land
belongs to you physically, when you know every hill and wadi and orchard,
when your family is there, that is when you have power, not just physical
power but spiritual power."
[url as above]
The quote is from Sharon's biography, _Warrior_. It continues:
...that is when you have power, not just physical power, but spiritual power.
Like Antaeus, your strength comes from the land.
Warrior/ Sharon p25
By this logic, Israel cannot give up land without aiding antisemitism.

4. IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis
Website: www.imra.org.il
UN backs Palestinian violence - Arab, European nations pass resolution
supporting use of 'armed struggle'
Steven Edwards National Post 16 April 2002
UNITED NATIONS - Six European Union countries yesterday endorsed a United
Nations document that condones violence as a way to achieve Palestinian
They were voting as members of the UN Human Rights Commission on a
resolution that accuses Israel of a long list of human rights violations,
but makes no mention of suicide bombings of Israeli civilians.
Canada and two EU countries -- Britain and Germany -- opposed the measure,
which supports the use of "all available means, including armed struggle" to
establish a Palestinian state. Guatemala and the Czech Republic joined the
opposing voices, but with 40 countries of the 53-member commission voting
yes and seven abstaining, the resolution is now part of the international

EU members Austria, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain and Sweden approved the
resolution, and Italy abstained.
Belgium and Spain have been pushing for tough EU measures against the Jewish
state, with Belgium calling for sanctions based on a human rights clause in
the EU-Israeli Free Association agreement, which grants Israel preferential
trading terms.
But Britain, Germany and the Netherlands say such measures would end the
EU's chance of playing a greater diplomatic role in the search for peace.

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 13:21:32 +0200
From: "Israel Resource News Agency, Jerusalem, Israel" <media@actcom.co.il>

The US House of Representatives International Relations Committee has received an unpublished report of US foreign aid allocations to organizations that operate inside the Palestinian National Authority and in Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem.
A member of that committee, Congressman Eliot Engel, has made that unclassified report available to the Center for Near East Policy Research in Boston and to its affiliate agency, the Israel Resource News Agency in Jerusalem.
US AID funded organizations include the propaganda training programs of the PLO,
including PASSIA, whose web site is located at www.passia.org.
PASSIA receives 1.045 million dollars per annum from US AID, which it openly
uses to runs no less than sixteen courses for PLO spokesmen to learn the art of how to lobby the media and foreign elected officials.
According to US AID records, the total amount that the US spends on PLO propaganda runs at least $10 million per annum.
Medical organizations that receive funds from US AID to publish falsified medical reports include the UNION OF PALESTINE MEDICAL RELIEF COMMITTEES, & THE RED CRESCENT, run by Mustapha Bargouti and Fatchi Arafat -
the brothers of PLO leaders Marwan Bargouti and Yassir Arafat respectively.
David Bedein, bureau chief of Israel Resource News Agency, will be in the US next week to present the facts of how US-funded agencies work together with UNRWA and the PLO lobby in Washington, directed by former US consul in Jerusalem, Edward Abington, to falsify data for media consumption..
Bedein is available at tel. 972 67 222 661, a cell phone which also functions outside of Israel.

6. Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 08:34:35 -0400 (EDT)
Voice of Judea News and Commentary
Independence Day Fear
As Israel celebrates its 54th Year of Independence, many public
celebrations have been canceled .
While the Jerusalem Municipality and several other cities refused to
cancel the standard celebrations, thousands of police and IDF troops
sealed off the main streets where stages were set up and musicians played
music until after midnight. Hundreds of people joined in dancing and
singing, in spite of the siege atmosphere.
In a poll published in Yediot Achronot, April 15, 65 percent of those
polled said they were frightened to participate in public events on
Independence Day.

Pope John holds Israel responsible for violence in occupied lands
Palestine-Vatican, Politics, 4/2/2002

Pope John Paul II of the Vatican on Monday held Israel responsible for the violent events in the Palestinian lands.

Pope John Paul II, at the Christian world celebrations Easter Mass in Saint Peter Square, noted that violent events are up since the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took over.

The Israeli government is ignoring all peace calls and initiatives which are aimed at establishing security and stability in the region, added the Pope.

War will not lead to peace, rather it will inflict more suffering and death, added Pope John Paul II.

Vatican launches war against Israeli crimes
Palestine-Vatican, Politics, 4/15/2002
The Vatican launched a semi-official warfare against Israel terming its re-occupation of Palestinian territories as genocide against the Palestinian people, due to which the international community must intervene.

This is, of course, an unprecedented accusation leveled by the Vatican to Israel whose Politica1 significance prompts other western parties to oppose Israeli policies.

In its official Gazette, the Vatican stressed that the genocide against the Palestinians has got nothing to do with allegations by Israel that its war is against terrorism.

It added that this war aimed at preventing Palestinians from realizing their dream of establishing their independent state. It stressed that the current war against Palestinians lacked all forms of international legitimacy.

Commenting on this war, the Vatican says that the current war, waged by Israel in collaboration with the Americans against Muslim Palestinian people, is not "religiously blessed".

Rather it is condemned by all Catholic Church archbishops in the world. The Vatican urged all Catholics in the world to unify ranks to condemn the religiously unlawful war against Palestinians.

Getting out to the diplomatic chess board, the Vatican recalled the American and Israeli ambassadors informing them that Pope John Paul II rejected calling the current war against Palestinians as anti-terrorism war.

The Pope urged Israel to withdraw immediately from the occupied territories and urged the Americans to stop their support to Israel, through public recall of the two ambassadors, the Vatican said that all Christians in the World particularly the Catholics support the Palestinian people.

Thus, it expressed its readiness to establish an international alliance with Islamic leadership to face up the Israeli-American alliance after the Europeans had rejected to join them in them aggression against the Palestinian people or Iraqi people in the future.

8. Archaeology:
Scottish chariot 'was Iron Age Ferrari'

Archaeologists are studying a chariot which they describe as the Ferrari of the Iron Age.

They say the vehicle was built with a higher standard of craftsmanship than they had expected of the time.

It was found during an excavation in Edinburgh and was buried in one piece with its owner.

The chariot is giving historians important new clues about life in the Iron Age, because it is a similar style to ones found in France and Belgium.

This suggests there were links between Scotland and Europe during the period around 400BC.

Fraser Hunter, curator of the Iron Age and Roman collections at the National Museums of Scotland, said: "One of the interesting things we have found is in the construction of the wheel.

"The rim is a single piece of wood bent into a circle which is not a simple thing to do."

He believes the owner may have been a tribal leader, and told The Herald newspaper: "It is the Ferrari of the Iron Age. If you were using one of these you were somebody."

9. Compliment:
From: michelle schroeder
Subject: Re: Jeremiah and the Ten Tribes
Dear Yair, I thought I should take a moment to thank you again for sending these prophetic briefs. You're doing a wonderful service. G-d speed you. John D. Schroeder

10. Comment:
Dear Britam, Yair,
I look forward to the readings sent as much as the newsletter. I recall that you requested input, opinion, criticism, etc. I have to beg to differ on the statement about the Lost Tribes where you say before their final return will be mainly members of the Christian religion. And your opinion is this is wrong and will be mistakenly practiced. I don't know how you can presume to say that. Maybe it is the democratic principle of Menasseh in me, but I feel that is too strong a statement to make. I feel strongly about my Christian beliefs. I also feel strongly about the people of Israel. I never forget where we as Christians come from. If mankind ever really admitted their beginnings and all the connections to THE ONE, it would make for a more peaceful world. There is room for all of us. God made no mistakes. How we learn from his plan is another story. That is the mystery. Prophecy is wonderful but interpretation often is the problem facing all of us. I feel it is the root of all wars. "In the name of religion" we wind up fighting one another instead of just being and loving. There will never be just one people in the world. The test is how to live together accepting that fact. It always comes back to the emphasis of love thy neighbor. The hardest thing to do. I think that is the real test. Maybe when the world figures that out we will finally be one in heart through HIM.
Debbie Machir


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"Jerusalem News"-16
1. Danish Christians were attacked by Palestinians while rallying for Israel over the weekend.
3. NRP leader Eitam seeks Palestinian expulsion
4. Sweden cited for failure to prosecute Nazis













From: William Rasmussen
Shalom Yair: Got this e-mail from someone who had seen a posting I had done in the Jerusalem Post's Reader's section. Danish Christians were attacked by Palestinians while rallying for Israel over the weekend. Funny, you didn't hear than on CNN did you? -Bill Rasmussen

I'm a Christian Danish 34 yr. old woman and I have lived 2 years in New
York and some time in Saudi as well....

Tonight, a peaceful pro-Israeli demonstration by Christians (myself
included) was to take place here in Copenhagen and someone was to read
passages from the Bible while the crowd were to remain silent and hold
candles and Israeli flags. However, even before the demonstration had
started, a couple of hundred Palestinians showed up and began
harrassing the crowd, yelling and screaming and throwing stones
inflicting harm upon the demonstrators, most of whom were Christians.
The police sent in a force of 150 men in order to separate the violent
Palestinians from the Christians and the demonstration was dissolved.

Best regards,

Lenette Jorgensen, Copenhagen

Dear Mr. Sharon!

Christians were attacked here in Copenhagen tonight - by Palestinians!
Simply because they wanted to read passages from the Bible and hold
candles in order to support Israel. I attended around 10 tonight and by
that time only a very small crowd was still there. However; there'll be
another pro-Israel demonstration in front of the Israeli Embassy this
Thursday and I'll attend there as well!

My heart aches for you, Israel, and for every soldier you loose and for
every civilian you loose! You're in my prayers! Please be strong and
stand firm and eradicate the evil people amongst you! I'll pray that you
succeed in doing so!


With prayers and hope for Israel,

Lenette Jorgensen (Denmark)

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 15:53:25 +0200
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@israelnationalnews.com>
Arutz Sheva Israel National Radio <http://www.IsraelNationalNews.com>
In This Collection:
1. Yes, It's a Halakhic Holiday
2. How to Anticipate Redemption
3. Charting the Progress
by Rabbi Meshulam Roth, of blessed memory, in Responsa "Kol Mevaser" 21. A rabbi in Tchernovitz, Galicia, he immigrated to Israel in 1944, where he was a member of the Chief Rabbinate.
The fifth day of the month of Iyar was established as a day of celebration throughout the land to remember the miracle of our salvation and freedom. It is obligatory upon us to celebrate it as a festive day and to say Hallel (holiday prayer of rejoicing). Even one city, or individuals, who establish a holiday because of a miracle that befell them, must keep this practice, they and their descendants forever. This is true even if they move to a different city, as is written by Maharam Alshaker (responsa 49), quoted by Magen Avraham (686,5) and Eliyahu Rabbah, and [endorsed] by Hatam Sofer (responsa 191, O.C.) in the case of salvation from death… Certainly in our case, touching on the entire public of Klal Yisrael [i.e. the WHOLE of Israel], when we were redeemed from subjugation to the other nations and became a free people with sovereign independence, and we were also saved from being killed and destroyed by out enemies - certainly it is incumbent upon us to establish this day as a holiday. And those who set this day specifically were correct, in that the principle aspect of the miracle in our redemption from subjugation to freedom occurred on this day with our declaration of independence.

Rabbi Y. M. Charlop, of blessed memory. Lecturer in Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav Kook
The principle of "awaiting and anticipating the Redemption" is not merely a reference to the future, but also to the present. We must assume that any minute - this minute! - could be the time of the Redemption. If we do not, then this particular moment loses its ability to hasten the Redemption. This is the reason why the time of the Redemption is hidden from us: in order that we await and anticipate it every minute. And this is why those who attempt to calculate the end are wrong, in that they push off the anticipation until the date that they have calculated…
It follows, then, that part of our perpetual anticipation of the Redemption is the knowledge and recognition that Am Yisrael (the People of Israel) is worthy of being redeemed at every minute. We must internalize that even if Am Yisrael seems to have many faults, this is only externally - but on the inside, it is clean and pure… Without this knowledge, it would be impossible to await the Redemption at any given hour. Am Yisrael is always worthy of Redemption, and if in fact it did not occur, this is a "secret of the Merciful One" that we have no right to question…

Am Yisrael's sins are always of individuals, not of the entire whole. Even if we find an entire community that has regressed, it is not a reflection of the whole - but rather the random gathering together of many individuals together. But the 'whole' of Am Yisrael was never tainted… Only when our connection to the true perception of the 'whole' Am Yisrael is weakened, this is when Yisrael begins to be infected with sins and abandonment of G-d and His Torah. But when the footsteps of Redemption begin to appear, we begin our Teshuva [repentance] by re-awakening the concepts of 'whole' that have been hidden, and by slowly shedding our narrow individuality - that which leads to all sins and distortions…

by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, an editor for IsraelNationalNews
…The story of Israel is not just a good story. It's more like an epic story of constructive Good. In the 54 years of Israel's existence, it has changed from a place where, in the 1950's, food and basic supplies were rationed, to a place where Israeli technology companies regularly pull down foreign investments of millions of dollars. It has developed a free press unheard of in the Middle East. It has reinvigorated the Jewish faith, after European Judaism was all but exterminated in the Holocaust. It has gone from a place where an immigrant's first dwelling was likely to be a tent, to a place where immigrants are upset when they discover that they cannot import a car more than two years old. It has gone from a place where Jewish pioneers died while clearing malaria-infested swampland, to a place where modern-day Jewish pioneers are working on a cure for heart disease. It has changed from a place struggling to survive, to a place criticized for doing so too successfully.
The real secret of the Jewish state, however, is its people. Since the start of 2002 alone, 5,169 Jews have immigrated to Israel and today, Israeli Independence Day, 212 Jews arrived in Israel from Argentina, the latest of the approximately 1,500 Argentinean Jews who have come home over the past year. In the past weeks, more than 600 new immigrants arrived in Israel from the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, from Ethiopia and from Argentina, from France, South Africa, Germany, Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, the U.S., Canada and India. Israel is an amalgam of Jews from all over the world, drawn to it by faith and nationhood, taking part in the great ingathering of the exiles. The population of Israel in 1948 was about 600,000 (similar to the number of Israelites that left Egypt in the Biblical Exodus). Within three years, the population had more than doubled, as another 687,000 Jews flooded Israel's shores... Altogether, since 1948, the Jewish State has absorbed close to 3 million immigrants, all the while facing determined enemies intent on its destruction.
Above all, of course, stands the larger, dramatic story of the Jewish people, predicted in the Bible, yet wholly unpredictable: A nation whose land was usurped by an Empire, was then conquered and re-conquered by various other imperious nations, eventually reclaims its inheritance, after all of the conquering "eternal" empires have faded from history... Throughout all of the conquests by foreign interlopers, Jews have maintained a constant presence in the Land of Israel. Today, the Land's original sovereigns are returning to give life to this, our Third Commonwealth. No one can halt the great story of Good from progressing. Least of all, the aging two-bit gangster from Egypt who is holed up in Ramallah.
[The Jerusalem Post]

(19:45) New NRP leader Eitam seeks Palestinian expulsion
By Laurie Copans, The Associated Press April, 08 2002

JERUSALEM - Tugging his beard or adjusting his skull cap, Effie Eitam, an ultranationalist slated to join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Cabinet, speaks unabashedly of his controversial dream: One day the more than three million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip will move to Jordan.

Palestinians say Eitam's dream is just that - a fantasy with no basis in reality. The Palestinians see the West Bank and Gaza as their future state, and say millions of additional Palestinians now in exile have their own dream of returning to the region.
Any attempt to drive the Palestinians out would surely draw a fierce response from the Palestinians as well as international condemnation.

Sitting in his modest office in an old Arab-style building in Jerusalem, Eitam gave his reasoning for attempting to push the Palestinians out.

"I think our Jewish conscience will be clean if we say (to the Palestinians), 'you brought war and in war there are great human tragedies,'" said Eitam, a brigadier general in the army reserves. "They will cross the river and go to Jordan."

Even among Israelis, such views were considered extreme until recently. But these days they are gaining popularity among a people fed up with Palestinian terror attacks.

The National Religious Party named Eitam as its chairman Sunday and planned to accept an invitation to join Sharon's government, which will bring his voice and hard-line views into the Cabinet.

Under Eitam's plan, Palestinians who would not agree to live under Israeli occupation without a state, without a government, and without an army could be forced to go to Jordan, which should become the Palestinian state, Eitam said.

More than half of Jordan's population is of Palestinian origin, but their presence dates to Mideast wars decades ago. There's been no movement of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to Jordan in recent years, and no indication they would have anything but contempt for Eitam's plan.

Jordan, which strongly supports the Palestinian cause, would almost certainly refuse any attempt to drive Palestinians into its country.

Sharon himself has said he supports a Palestinian state in at least parts of the West Bank and Gaza, and has given no sign that he would support Eitam's plan.

Still, one recent poll showed 46 percent of Jewish Israelis favor expulsion - through force or coercion - of the Palestinians living in the territories. Signs reading "Only Transfer!" or "No Arabs, No Attacks," have become popular at angry demonstrations demanding tough government action.

In the new political climate, transfer is no longer a taboo subject in Israel. Several nationalist politicians who previously refrained from talk about expelling Palestinians now speak about it openly.

In Eitam's plan, the army would take over the Palestinian areas in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as a first step toward annexation of the territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war.

Israel has nearly 150 settlements in the territories where more than 200,000 Israelis live, while the Palestinians want a future state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, with east Jerusalem as its capital.

The Palestinians formally control about two-thirds of Gaza and about 40 percent of the West Bank - but that was before the Israeli army began entering a half-dozen Palestinian cities in the West Bank 10 days ago. Israel says the incursion will end when it feels it has dismantled the Palestinian "terrorist infrastructure."

Many Israeli politicians say some segments of society are only attracted to such radical ideas as transfer because they are desperate for anything to stop the violence.

While support for expelling Palestinians "has sprung from the terrible distress we are suffering (it) does not make it any less dangerous," said Yuli Edelstein of the Israel B'Aliya immigrant party. "People simply want to wake up one morning and find that there are no more Arabs here."

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Sweden cited for failure to prosecute Nazis
By Haim Shapiro April, 08 2002

JERUSALEM (April 8) - Sweden is among the worst offenders in refusal to prosecute Nazi criminals, and received a failing mark in a report to be issued today by the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Jerusalem on worldwide prosecution of Nazi war criminals.

Dr. Efraim Zuroff, director of the center, said yesterday that, due to a statute of limitations on murder, the Swedish government in principle refuses to investigate, let alone prosecute, Swedish Nazi war criminals or such criminals, mostly from the Baltic states, who found refuge in Sweden after World War II. Zuroff noted that this is particularly unfortunate, since Sweden is a world leader in education on the Holocaust.

The director of the Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem pointed out that legal experts have questioned the Swedish statute of limitations, indicating that international law might apply relating to crimes involving genocide. He also said that he has appealed to the Swedish prime minister to change the law, to no avail.

Zuroff classed Sweden along with Syria, which has consistently denied that the notorious Nazi criminal, Alois Brunner, is living in Damascus, despite convincing evidence to the contrary. Brunner was recently sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment in France, which is seeking his extradition, along with Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Poland.

The other states receiving a failing mark were Venezuela and Colombia. During the period under review, from January 1, 2001 to March 31, 2002, the center submitted a list of 18 suspected Nazi war criminals from the Baltic states who had emigrated to Venezuela and 11 similar suspects to Colombia, but both states have not responded, Zuroff said.

Despite the situation in such countries, Zuroff said it is amazing how many Nazis are still being tracked down, almost 57 years after the end of World War II.

"Practically every month a Nazi criminal is uncovered somewhere in the world," Zuroff said.

He noted that the US, and to a lesser extent Canada, had received the best results, prosecuting Nazi war criminals not for war crimes or genocide, but for immigration and naturalization violations, which are easier to prove. During the period under review, the US obtained six convictions and Canada three.

Zuroff characterized Canada as having had moderate success in this area, along with Germany, which has a special agency to facilitate prosecution of Nazi war criminals and obtained two convictions for murder during the period under review. During this time, one new case was filed and nine new investigations were initiated.

Also in this category is Poland, which has recently established an Institute for National Remembrance. During the period under review, Poland had one conviction for genocide and 48 investigations were begun.

Among the states characterized as having only minimal success were Lithuania, France, and Italy. Zuroff was particularly scathing about Lithuania, which has established a Special Investigations Division that initiated 100 new investigations, but where not a single Lithuanian Nazi war criminal has ever sat one day in jail.

"In practice, a Nazi in good health can be certain that he will remain free until he is too ill not to be put on trial," Zuroff said.

As for Italy and France, in both countries it has proven extremely difficult to take legal action against local Nazi collaborators.

Great Britain and Scotland, Croatia, Estonia, Costa Rica, Austria, and Australia, were all graded as having made insufficient or unsuccessful efforts. In particular, Zuroff pointed out that Australia, to which hundred, if not thousands, of collaborators and criminals fled after World War II, has failed to take successful legal action against a single one.

Austria, he said, should have been a leader in the prosecution of Nazi perpetrators, but little has been achieved. During the period under review, 10 new investigations were opened, but no convictions were obtained and no new cases were filed. In both countries, he said, the political climate is not conducive.

"The center's experience has been that the existence of political will to bring Nazi war criminals to justice is an absolute prerequisite for the successful prosecution of Holocaust perpetrators," Zuroff said.

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"Jerusalem News"-15
last night Independence Day Celebrations were held in the center of Jerusalem. There were good bands that played mainly upbeat religious songs.
A lot of young people, family groups. People were dancing in the streets. The atmosphere was one of happiness, of overcoming, of subdued
but definite confidence.

In the news item no.7 below it reports that in effect the Vatican has come out in support of the Palestinians
and against Israel and is mobilizing its forces against Israel. The item in question however is from a questionable source
and may be subject to re-interpretation. The item if true may have significance or it may mean very little. Time will tell.
May the God of Israel be with all the Tribes of Israel.

Notes on Anti-semitism:
1. Al-Ahram Weekly Online
4 -10 April 2002
Issue No.580:
Irish poet Tom Paulin:
currently professor of English at Hartford College, Oxford, a leading poet and, for several years now, a controversial TV pundit, is among the few British intellectuals who has dared to criticize Israel, questioning even its very existence.
"I never believed that Israel had the right to exist at all," Paulin told Al-Ahram Weekly .
If there is one thing Paulin clearly abhors about Israel, it is the Brooklyn--born Jewish settlers.
"They should be shot dead," he says forcefully. "I think they are Nazis, racists, I feel nothing but hatred for them."

2. From: Charlotte Opfermann [mailto:CHARLOTTEO@aol.com]
Renate Halpprecht from Breslau, Germany (part of the Silesia territory which
is now lost for Germany and known as Wroclaw, a part of post WW2 Poland),
was a prisoner at Bergen Belsen when British troops liberated that camp on
4-15-45 at noon.

In her speech in January 2002 Renate Halpprecht also spoke of one of many of
the typical post-War German ironies and experiences which so many of us have
had to face: during a recent discussion on German TV she had spoken of her
fatherג€™s murder near the extermination camp Isbica near Lublin. As was
customary, her father had been forced to dig his grave first before being
As a consequence of this TV program, she received a court summons with a
letter from a German attorney on behalf of a former SS officer, now a
retired railroad worker. The claimant sued her for defamation and libel, demanding
that she provide proof of her father 's murder. The attorney, thoughtfully,
included a bill for his services, to be paid by Renate Harpprecht in
addition to the penalty sought by this former SS officer.
The court's verdict was a minor penalty - and the audience in the court room
applauded her having lost the case and demonstrated great loyalty for the
Typically, no regrets here.
Copyright for the original article ֲ© Frankfurter Rundschau 2002
Dokument erstellt am 12.04.2002 um 21:08:13 Uhr Erscheinungsdatum 13.04.2002

Views: Sharon: A Strong Israel Needed To Counter Anti-Semitism
3. Subject: Sharon on "Strength" vs. Antisemitism
From: Simon Weil
In an interesting article in today's [6th April] Financial Times, Harvey
Morris says:
As a member of a generation of Israelis whose outrage at the horrors of the
Holocaust was tinged with shame that European Jewry had been helpless to save
itself, Mr Sharon believes in security through strength.
Certainly Sharon does seem to see "strength" as intrinsically good for Jews:
Anything that strengthens the Jewish stance...anything that strengthens
Judaism is important. This is the doctrine to which we must adhere, from
which no one may deviate. [1980s interview]
Quoted in Myths in Israeli Culture/ Gertz p109
And of direct concern to this list is the following:
Despite its military and economic power, Israel appears weak - and this is
extremely dangerous. The wave of antisemitism sweeping the world is another
outcome of Israel's apparent weakness, and this too is our responsibility. A
cohesive emergency government would have regained personal security for Jews
throughout the world.
"National unity is important to show that Israel is strong," said Sharon,
going on to say that when Israel is perceived as weak, there is a wave of
antisemitism around the world, said Sharon. "We know that antisemitism exists
permanently, but it rises when Israel looks weak."
Both these statements are from 2000. They seem to reflect his long-term view.
Here is something from 1995:
Sharon warned that if Jewish settlers were told to leave Hebron or any part
of the occupied territories, this would play into the hand of anti-Semites
and have serious repercussions beyond Israel's borders . "What will happen in
Israel will affect your life here," he told a hushed audience. "You know that
anti-Semitism is spreading like fire. The day will come when people will tell
you that they do not want you to live in Montreal, or in Toronto, or in
In this context, Sharon's views on the relationship between the Jews and
their land, with which Morris closes his article, seem notable:
Reflecting on his youth, he has written with pride of his parents' belief
that Jews and Arabs could be citizens side by side. "But they believed
without question that only they had rights over the land. And no one was
going to force them out, regardless of terror or anything else. When the land
belongs to you physically, when you know every hill and wadi and orchard,
when your family is there, that is when you have power, not just physical
power but spiritual power."
[url as above]
The quote is from Sharon's biography, _Warrior_. It continues:
...that is when you have power, not just physical power, but spiritual power.
Like Antaeus, your strength comes from the land.
Warrior/ Sharon p25
By this logic, Israel cannot give up land without aiding antisemitism.

4. IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis
Website: www.imra.org.il
UN backs Palestinian violence - Arab, European nations pass resolution
supporting use of 'armed struggle'
Steven Edwards National Post 16 April 2002
UNITED NATIONS - Six European Union countries yesterday endorsed a United
Nations document that condones violence as a way to achieve Palestinian
They were voting as members of the UN Human Rights Commission on a
resolution that accuses Israel of a long list of human rights violations,
but makes no mention of suicide bombings of Israeli civilians.
Canada and two EU countries -- Britain and Germany -- opposed the measure,
which supports the use of "all available means, including armed struggle" to
establish a Palestinian state. Guatemala and the Czech Republic joined the
opposing voices, but with 40 countries of the 53-member commission voting
yes and seven abstaining, the resolution is now part of the international

EU members Austria, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain and Sweden approved the
resolution, and Italy abstained.
Belgium and Spain have been pushing for tough EU measures against the Jewish
state, with Belgium calling for sanctions based on a human rights clause in
the EU-Israeli Free Association agreement, which grants Israel preferential
trading terms.
But Britain, Germany and the Netherlands say such measures would end the
EU's chance of playing a greater diplomatic role in the search for peace.

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 13:21:32 +0200
From: "Israel Resource News Agency, Jerusalem, Israel" <media@actcom.co.il>

The US House of Representatives International Relations Committee has received an unpublished report of US foreign aid allocations to organizations that operate inside the Palestinian National Authority and in Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem.
A member of that committee, Congressman Eliot Engel, has made that unclassified report available to the Center for Near East Policy Research in Boston and to its affiliate agency, the Israel Resource News Agency in Jerusalem.
US AID funded organizations include the propaganda training programs of the PLO,
including PASSIA, whose web site is located at www.passia.org.
PASSIA receives 1.045 million dollars per annum from US AID, which it openly
uses to runs no less than sixteen courses for PLO spokesmen to learn the art of how to lobby the media and foreign elected officials.
According to US AID records, the total amount that the US spends on PLO propaganda runs at least $10 million per annum.
Medical organizations that receive funds from US AID to publish falsified medical reports include the UNION OF PALESTINE MEDICAL RELIEF COMMITTEES, & THE RED CRESCENT, run by Mustapha Bargouti and Fatchi Arafat -
the brothers of PLO leaders Marwan Bargouti and Yassir Arafat respectively.
David Bedein, bureau chief of Israel Resource News Agency, will be in the US next week to present the facts of how US-funded agencies work together with UNRWA and the PLO lobby in Washington, directed by former US consul in Jerusalem, Edward Abington, to falsify data for media consumption..
Bedein is available at tel. 972 67 222 661, a cell phone which also functions outside of Israel.

6. Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 08:34:35 -0400 (EDT)
Voice of Judea News and Commentary
Independence Day Fear
As Israel celebrates its 54th Year of Independence, many public
celebrations have been canceled .
While the Jerusalem Municipality and several other cities refused to
cancel the standard celebrations, thousands of police and IDF troops
sealed off the main streets where stages were set up and musicians played
music until after midnight. Hundreds of people joined in dancing and
singing, in spite of the siege atmosphere.
In a poll published in Yediot Achronot, April 15, 65 percent of those
polled said they were frightened to participate in public events on
Independence Day.

Pope John holds Israel responsible for violence in occupied lands
Palestine-Vatican, Politics, 4/2/2002

Pope John Paul II of the Vatican on Monday held Israel responsible for the violent events in the Palestinian lands.

Pope John Paul II, at the Christian world celebrations Easter Mass in Saint Peter Square, noted that violent events are up since the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took over.

The Israeli government is ignoring all peace calls and initiatives which are aimed at establishing security and stability in the region, added the Pope.

War will not lead to peace, rather it will inflict more suffering and death, added Pope John Paul II.

Vatican launches war against Israeli crimes
Palestine-Vatican, Politics, 4/15/2002
The Vatican launched a semi-official warfare against Israel terming its re-occupation of Palestinian territories as genocide against the Palestinian people, due to which the international community must intervene.

This is, of course, an unprecedented accusation leveled by the Vatican to Israel whose Politica1 significance prompts other western parties to oppose Israeli policies.

In its official Gazette, the Vatican stressed that the genocide against the Palestinians has got nothing to do with allegations by Israel that its war is against terrorism.

It added that this war aimed at preventing Palestinians from realizing their dream of establishing their independent state. It stressed that the current war against Palestinians lacked all forms of international legitimacy.

Commenting on this war, the Vatican says that the current war, waged by Israel in collaboration with the Americans against Muslim Palestinian people, is not "religiously blessed".

Rather it is condemned by all Catholic Church archbishops in the world. The Vatican urged all Catholics in the world to unify ranks to condemn the religiously unlawful war against Palestinians.

Getting out to the diplomatic chess board, the Vatican recalled the American and Israeli ambassadors informing them that Pope John Paul II rejected calling the current war against Palestinians as anti-terrorism war.

The Pope urged Israel to withdraw immediately from the occupied territories and urged the Americans to stop their support to Israel, through public recall of the two ambassadors, the Vatican said that all Christians in the World particularly the Catholics support the Palestinian people.

Thus, it expressed its readiness to establish an international alliance with Islamic leadership to face up the Israeli-American alliance after the Europeans had rejected to join them in them aggression against the Palestinian people or Iraqi people in the future.

8. Archaeology:
Scottish chariot 'was Iron Age Ferrari'

Archaeologists are studying a chariot which they describe as the Ferrari of the Iron Age.

They say the vehicle was built with a higher standard of craftsmanship than they had expected of the time.

It was found during an excavation in Edinburgh and was buried in one piece with its owner.

The chariot is giving historians important new clues about life in the Iron Age, because it is a similar style to ones found in France and Belgium.

This suggests there were links between Scotland and Europe during the period around 400BC.

Fraser Hunter, curator of the Iron Age and Roman collections at the National Museums of Scotland, said: "One of the interesting things we have found is in the construction of the wheel.

"The rim is a single piece of wood bent into a circle which is not a simple thing to do."

He believes the owner may have been a tribal leader, and told The Herald newspaper: "It is the Ferrari of the Iron Age. If you were using one of these you were somebody."

9. Compliment:
From: michelle schroeder
Subject: Re: Jeremiah and the Ten Tribes
Dear Yair, I thought I should take a moment to thank you again for sending these prophetic briefs. You're doing a wonderful service. G-d speed you. John D. Schroeder

10. Comment:
Dear Britam, Yair,
I look forward to the readings sent as much as the newsletter. I recall that you requested input, opinion, criticism, etc. I have to beg to differ on the statement about the Lost Tribes where you say before their final return will be mainly members of the Christian religion. And your opinion is this is wrong and will be mistakenly practiced. I don't know how you can presume to say that. Maybe it is the democratic principle of Menasseh in me, but I feel that is too strong a statement to make. I feel strongly about my Christian beliefs. I also feel strongly about the people of Israel. I never forget where we as Christians come from. If mankind ever really admitted their beginnings and all the connections to THE ONE, it would make for a more peaceful world. There is room for all of us. God made no mistakes. How we learn from his plan is another story. That is the mystery. Prophecy is wonderful but interpretation often is the problem facing all of us. I feel it is the root of all wars. "In the name of religion" we wind up fighting one another instead of just being and loving. There will never be just one people in the world. The test is how to live together accepting that fact. It always comes back to the emphasis of love thy neighbor. The hardest thing to do. I think that is the real test. Maybe when the world figures that out we will finally be one in heart through HIM.
Debbie Machir


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"Jerusalem News"-17
1. Arutz-7 News
2. Exerpts: Oriana Fallaci on Antisemitism Today
3. Russia may cut the Belgian connection
4. Opinion - The Shaping Up As I See It, by Yair Davidiy

1. News
Subject: Arutz-7 News: Thursday, April 18, 2002 To: arutz-7@IsraelNationalNews.com
Arutz Sheva News Service

While most Israelis spent a thankfully-quiet Independence Day holiday in parks or their backyards, the IDF carried on as usual defending them. Last night soldiers thwarted an attempted terrorist attack in the isolated Gaza community of Netzarim. The forces identified several armed terrorists on their way towards the community and shot at them. At least one was hit, and the others managed to escape.

Operation Defensive Shield continues quietly, and another "important" wanted terrorist was captured today: Husan Ali Badaran, head of Hamas' military wing in the Shomron. IDF ground troops, covered by combat helicopters, arrested him near Shechem; two of his terrorist colleagues were killed in the process. Badaran was responsible for the murder of over 100 Israelis, helping to organize the massacres at the Dolphinarium (21 killed), Sbarro's (15), the Park Hotel Seder attack (28), the Matza Restaurant (15), and more.
Israeli forces arrested two other terrorist fugitives during raids in several Arab villages last night. In one of the villages near Jenin, 17 terrorists suspects were apprehended, and two ready-to-explode bombs were discovered and neutralized... Last night, following Independence Day celebrations at the open IDF Naval base in Eilat - 14,000 people attended - Israel Navy ships on a security patrol discovered a suspicious boat carrying two passengers. The Israelis detained the craft and placed the crew under investigation in Eilat... Sixteen stolen cars were recovered in Palestinian Authority areas in a joint police-and-army operation in the past day. Several Palestinian suspects in the thefts were arrested...

In Jenin, too, the army has withdrawn its forces from the terrorist stronghold neighborhood in which the fierce battles of the previous two weeks took place. The soldiers continue to surround the area.
After almost two weeks of "Jenin Massacre!" headlines, the world press has been forced to face the truth: There was none. Journalist David Bedein of Israel Resource News Agency reports that since Sunday, when the IDF began allowing reporters into Jenin, the real story has turned out to be somewhat less dramatic than that which some of them had been reporting.
The PLO's WAFA press service, however, took advantage of Israel's refusal to allow the media into Jenin, making unfounded claims of "500 dead Palestinians piled up in the streets." Bedein notes that organizations such as Physicians for Human Rights and Amnesty International uncritically believed these allegations, and were followed dutifully by international media outlets, many of which "devoted huge amounts of ink to such unverified tales of conspiracies, rapes, executions, and war crimes... The credibility of Palestinian 'eyewitness testimony' was barely questioned, despite the PLO track record of fabricating false claims. Who will ever forget the fallacious reports from the Red Crescent in Lebanon back in June 1982 that the IDF had killed 10,000 people and made 600,000 homeless?"
Bedein writes that tens of "European media outlets and Arab foreign ministries described the fighting in Jenin in terms of 'genocide,' 'unprecedented humanitarian disaster,' 'Sabra and Shatilla #2,' 'A campaign of revenge and murder, 'Nazi ethnical cleansing,' and worse. European articles focused mainly on the physical damage to buildings due to Israeli tanks moving through the camp, and failed to mention the fact that many of the buildings and streets were rigged with explosives which were set off by the many terrorist cells operating in the refuge camp.

Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer has approved permanent housing for the Admot Yeshai (Tel Romeida) neighborhood in Hevron. Seven caravans, which currently stand in pairs one on top of the other, will be replaced by genuine buildings. Ben-Eliezer said that in light of the increasing number of shooting attempts at the Jewish residents in Hevron, there is no choice but to replace the thin-walled caravans.
Eliezer Afarsimon, who has lived in Admot Yeshai with his wife and several children for almost three years, spoke with Arutz-7 today: "What I don't understand is, Why this is news? What could be more natural than Jews building homes in Eretz Yisrael, and especially in Hevron?" The 18-year-old neighborhood, located exclusively on land known to have been owned by Jews at the beginning of the century, boasts almost 50 children in its seven families. Afarsimon noted that there is a long line of people waiting to move in to Hevron and to Admot Yeshai, "but the only problem is the lack of homes." Despite the difficulties, the number of Jewish families in Hevron is now close to 80, more than a 15% increase over the past year.

A new website may help Americans alleviate Israel's current economic woes - without costing them money. The site's goal is to match up US businesses with vendors of goods and services in Israel. American businesses seeking specific products or services will be able to fulfill their needs, at competitive prices, with Israeli products. In addition, Israeli firms may post business plans on the site in order to find investors from the US. The site also contains a job market section, listing available positions in Israel firms. The website, launched by the creators of Mesora.org, grants free membership for US and Israeli businesses. See <www.usaisrael.org>.

2. Observation
Excerpts Only:
To: Professor Paul Eidelberg
From: IsraelAlive@aol.com

Oriana Fallaci on Antisemitism Today
(one of Italy's best known journalists)

(April 12, 2002)
I find it shameful that in Italy there should be a procession of individuals dressed as suicide bombers who spew vile abuse at Israel, hold up photographs of Israeli leaders on whose foreheads they have drawn the swasitka, incite people to hate the Jews. And who, in order to see Jews once again in the extermination camps, in the gas chambers, in the ovens of Dachau and Mauthausen and Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen et cetera, would sell their own mother to a harem.

I find it shameful that the Catholic Church should permit a bishop, one with lodgings in the Vatican no less, a saintly man who was found in Jerusalem with an arsenal of arms and explosives hidden in the secret compartments of his sacred Mercedes, to participate in that procession and plant himself in front of a microphone to thank in the name of God the suicide bombers who massacre the Jews in pizzerias and supermarkets. To call them ג€œmartyrs who go to their deaths as to a party.ג€

I find it shameful that in France, the France of Liberty-Equality-Fraternity, they burn synagogues, terrorize Jews, profane their cemeteries. I find it shameful that the youth of Holland and Germany and Denmark flaunt the kaffiah just as Mussoliniג€™s avant garde used to flaunt the club and the fascist badge. I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of Europe Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-semitism...

I find it shameful (weג€™re back in Italy) that state-run television stations contribute to the resurgent antisemitism, crying only over Palestinian deaths while playing down Israeli deaths, glossing over them in unwilling tones. I find it shameful that in their debates they host with much deference the scoundrels with turban or kaffiah who yesterday sang hymns to the slaughter at New York and today sing hymns to the slaughters at Jerusalem, at Haifa, at Netanya, at Tel Aviv. I find it shameful that the press does the same, that it is indignant because Israeli tanks surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, that it is not indignant because inside that same church two hundred Palestinian terrorists well armed with machine guns and munitions and explosives (among them are various leaders of Hamas and Al-Aqsa) are not unwelcome guests of the monks (who then accept bottles of mineral water and jars of honey from the soldiers of those tanks). I find it shameful that, in giving the number of Israelis killed since the beginning of the Second Intifada (four hundred twelve), a noted daily newspaper found it appropriate to underline in capital letters that more people are killed in their traffic accidents. (Six hundred a year).

I find it shameful that the Roman Observer, the newspaper of the Pope--a Pope who not long ago left in the Wailing Wall a letter of apology for the Jews--accuses of extermination a people who were exterminated in the millions by Christians. By Europeans. I find it shameful that this newspaper denies to the survivors of that people (survivors who still have numbers tattooed on their arms) the right to react, to defend themselves, to not be exterminated again.

....Jews in Italian cities are once again afraid. And in French cities and Dutch cities and Danish cities and German cities, it is the same. I find it shameful that Jews tremble at the passage of the scoundrels dressed like suicide bombers just as they trembled during Krystallnacht, the night in which Hitler gave free rein to the Hunt of the Jews.

I find it shameful that in obedience to the stupid, vile, dishonest, and for them extremely advantageous fashion of Political Correctness the usual opportunists--or better the usual parasites--exploit the word Peace. That in the name of the word Peace, by now more debauched than the words Love and Humanity, they absolve one side alone of its hate and bestiality. That in the name of a pacifism (read conformism) delegated to the singing crickets and buffoons who used to lick Pol Potג€™s feet they incite people who are confused or ingenuous or intimidated. Trick them, corrupt them, carry them back a half century to the time of the yellow star on the coat. These charlatans who care about the Palestinians as much as I care about the charlatans. That is not at all.

I find it shameful and see in all this the rise of a new fascism, a new nazism. A fascism, a nazism, that much more grim and revolting because it is conducted and nourished by those who hypocritically pose as do-gooders, progressives, communists, pacifists, Catholics or rather Christians, and who have the gall to label a warmonger anyone like me who screams the truth...

I see it, yes, and I say the following. I have never been tender with the tragic and Shakespearean figure Sharon. (ג€œI know youג€™ve come to add another scalp to your necklace,ג€ he murmured almost with sadness when I went to interview him in 1982.) I have often had disagreements with the Israelis, ugly ones, and in the past I have defended the Palestinians a great deal. Maybe more than they deserved. But I stand with Israel, I stand with the Jews. I stand just as I stood as a young girl during the time when I fought with them, and when the Anna Marias were shot. I defend their right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be exterminated a second time. And disgusted by the antisemitism of many Italians, of many Europeans, I am ashamed of this shame that dishonors my Country and Europe. At best, it is not a community of States, but a pit of Pontius Pilates. And even if all the inhabitants of this planet were to think otherwise, I would continue to think so.


Here is what Wiesenthal Center had to say about the Fallaci article.

Polemic in Italy after anti-Semitism article by top journalistROME, April 12 (AFP) - An article denouncing anti-Semitism by one of Italy's best known journalists, Oriana Fallaci, caused a polemic on Friday after she pointed the finger at the Roman Catholic church and the political left over the current Mideast crisis. A specialist in the Middle East, Fallaci, 71, uses the world "I find shameful" at the head of a long list of reasons she gives to attack inaction on anti-Semitism by the church and left-wing political leaders. Among her targets are "the presence of people disguised as Kamikazi's during a pro-Palestinian protest in Rome," anti-Semitic attacks in France, and moves to have the Nobel Peace Prize taken back from Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. She attacked the church saying, "I find it shameful that the Catholic Church can allow a bishop housed at the Vatican ... to take part in a protest in Rome during which he used a megaphone to thank in the name of God the Kamikazes who have massacred Jews," she wrote. The incident refers to Bishop Hilarion Capucci, 77, a Syrian in charge of helping Greek-Catholics in Europe, who took part in a pro-Palestinian protest. Fallaci's article was published in the form of a pamphlet by the weekly Panorama magazine, owned by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Reaction was led by the Palestinian Authority's representative in Rome, Nemer Hammad, and leaders of the left-wing opposition. "It is a shame that Panorama has published an article like this one by Oriana Fallaci," said Hammad. "This type of propaganda does nothing but create hate and adds to the danger of a clash between religions." Leader of the Italian Green Party Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio said: "The words of Oriana Fallaci do not help dialogue and do not reduce the danger of anti-Semitism." And the leader of a Communist party in Parliament, Franco Girodano said: "The words are shameful because the feed hate between religions." Support for the journalist, who now lives in the United States came from the head of the Jewish community in Italy, Amos Luzzato and by some members of the government. "I believe she has grounds (for the article)" said Defence Minister Antonio Martino. In the same edition of the magazine a former spokesman for Berlusconi, Giuliano Ferrara wrote an article strongly in favour of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He has put forward the idea of a "day for Israel" on April 15, after having being the inspiration behind Berlusconi's demonstration in favour of the United States on September 11. Fallaci's book, " Rage and Pride" strongly in favour of the United States, published two weeks after the September 11 attacks has topped the best seller lists in Italy since.

3. News
To: imra@imra.org.il
Russia may cut the Belgian connection - Sanction threat could backfire on
Antwerp's lucrative diamond trade
By Ora Coren Ha'aretz 16 April 2002
The Russian government is mulling the possibility of exporting diamonds
directly to Israel, thus circumventing the Belgian channel, Gary Arenson an
Israeli economist specializing in the Russian market said yesterday.
He said that the Russian government's interest in alternative marketing
avenues was on behalf of small and medium-sized Russian companies that
currently export around $50 million a month worth of diamonds to Israel via
Last Friday Belgium diamond traders reported to their Israeli counterparts
that Belgian government officials had told them Belgium was considering a
trade embargo against Israel. In talks held between Belgian diamond traders
and Belgian government officials last week, the diamond traders said they
would be severely affected by an embargo against Israel, according to the
Belgian ambassador to Israel, William Geens.
The ambassador noted that the talks were held following a call for trade
sanctions by the European Parliament. Geens said that Belgium is Israel's
second largest trading partner after the United States. Belgium diamond
exports to Israel total $250-300 million a month, accounting for around 80
percent of trade between the two countries, due to Antwerp in Belgium, which
handles around 80 percent of the world's rough diamonds.
Following the meeting, the Belgian government announced on Sunday that it
would not take unilateral action against Israel and would act in accordance
with decisions taken by the European Union. Yesterday the Belgian Foreign
Minister, Louis Michel, told the Reuters news agency that Belgium was in
favor of a European dialogue with Israel regarding trade agreements and
cooperation between the two sides, but that he did not support harsh
sanctions against Israel.

4. Opinion
The Shaping Up As I See It, by Yair Davidiy:
[Based on impressions that may have to be revised:]
So Far:
The Jews began a process of suicide and acquiescence in their own destruction (after Oslo)
and then recovered and have displayed great heroic qualities. Sharon knew what he was doing all along and no choice but to act as he did.
Sharon is a warrior, a proud Jew, and a good man, and a great tactician. Even so Sharon has some weaknesses. He genuinely may have some respect for
the Arabs and does not seem to believe in transfer of the Palestinians elsewhere but rather in some type of accommodation. This could harm us at some stage in the future. For the moment Sharon is what we have and for the moment there is no body else that we know of who could measure up to him.
The USA -on the whole both at Government level (so far) and amongst its citizenry is pro-Israel
and protects Israel from the rest of the world. It has implicit backing from Britain in this.
Britain has 3 million Moslems and only 300, 000 Jews. Anti-semitism exists all over Britain. Christian anti-semitic replacement theology
and criticism of Jews is becoming more and more respectable. Official Government position is critical of Israel but in both
Government and Opposition circles exist strong pro-Israel elements. Also amongst the British public there is an undercurrent in favor
of Israel that could express itself openly at some stage.
France: Growing open anti-Jewish attacks condoned by Government circles and by establishment press but a backlash on behalf of Israel
may yet occur.
Sweden: critical of Israel but in provincial centers of Sweden ordinary citizens have held pro-Israeli demonstrations.
Finland, Norway and Denmark and Holland: Probably more than half of citizens pro-Israel despite official criticisms. Also pro-Israel side qualitatively stronger and better.
Switzerland -reserved, not anti-Israel (at least not yet and maybe not at all).
Italy: Government and important circles pro-Israel. Left wing anti-Israel and anti-Jewish. Vatican is against Israel and may be mobilizing forces against
us. There is a kind of secret organization called Opus Dei that may be helping to orchestrate anti-Jewish measures throughout Europe on behalf of the Vatican.
This is a possibility that should be examined especially in light of the uncharacteristically anti-Jewish measures of Belgium. If however no strong evidence is forthcoming then the idea should be put to one side. Conspiracy theories have a bad reputation and mostly deserve an even worse reputation than they already have.
Self-Respecting researchers should usually keep away from them.
Belgium is a leader in criticisms against Israel but some Government officials and important sections of the public are not happy with this
and would like to reverse the trend.
Germany is against Israel but reserved and careful and apparently some genuinely pro-Israeli factions do exist amongst the Germans.
Spain is a leader in initiating anti-Israeli measures. Spanish left wing is pro-Palestinian and Spanish right wing is anti-Jewish. Hatred of Israel unites them.
In India exist upper-caste minorities who contain some Individuals sympathetic to Israel.
The rest of the world is against Israel almost with the exception of individuals who feel apart from their fellows in this matter.
The above observations roughly accord with the conclusions reached previously in Brit-Am Biblical and historical researches.
A lost of matters are still unclear and we have yet to see how matters develop.

"Jerusalem News"-18
1. Freedom for 6,000 in Sudan
2. Jimmy Carter just came out with a poisonous letter against Israel and PM Sharon
3. Briefing: The truth about Jenin - Maj.Lederman
4. Media Is Drawn Into West Bank Propaganda War
5. EYES ABROAD: The return of Vichyism By Bret Stephens
7. Mubarak’s Strategy By Prof. Paul Eidelberg
8. The US vs. the EU By Mark A. Heller
9. Murder Statistics
10. Arutz-7 News Brief

Note: Throughout this service we attempt to condense the sources we quote and eliminate portions of the reports.
You will not find full quotations or complete accounts here but rather an attempt to provide a brief overall picture from our side.

1. Freedom for 6,000 in Sudan

By Corey Dade, Globe Staff, 4/16/2002
Corey Dade can be reached at dade@globe.com.

[A] group of Boston abolitionists returned yesterday from Sudan where they say they purchased freedom for 3,000 slaves and helped negotiate the release of 3,000 others for free.

Upon arriving at Logan International Airport, the Rev. Gloria White Hammond of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Jamaica Plain, and others affiliated with Boston-based American Anti-Slavery Group said increased condemnation from the US government and other nations has forced slaveowners to release more of the thousands of women and children in bondage, even without compensation.

The eight-day stay was Hammond's second in a nation torn apart by 19 years of civil war. As she did on her trip in July, Hammond paid $33 each for the release of 3,000 people. The trip was coordinated and funded - in addition to money raised in black churches in Boston - by the group and Christian Solidarity International, a human rights organization in Switzerland.

The war in Sudan is religiously charged - the government is Muslim and a significant number of victims in the conflict are Christian - drawing international attention from Christian leaders. The slaves are mostly southern Sudanese, either Christian or followers of traditional African religions who have been kidnapped by Muslims of northern Sudan.

While in Sudan, Hammond, a pediatrician at South End Community Health Center, gave medical care to slaves disfigured by abusive owners. Hammond said she found that some women had been subjected to circumcision, a form of genital mutilation common among the northern Sudanese but foreign to the slaves of southern Sudan.

Jimmy Carter just came out with a poisonous letter against Israel and Prime Minister Sharon.
Billy Clinton is partly responsible for getting us into the present mess.
President Bush appears to personally be on the Israeli side but it is difficult to say, perhaps that is why he is President.
Elements in the American administration are now maneuvering to impose a settlement on Israel
that will include a foreign military force on Israeli soil and friends of Israel are wavering.
The Establishment-controlled media inside Israel is tentatively attempting to prepare the Israeli public to accept an imposed settlement.
Prime Minister Sharon will do his best to snatch victory out of defeat but he will not take suicidal steps.
So far in my opinion Sharon has done better than anybody else would have done under the circumstances.
Yossi Beilin is now more or less the leading Opposition figure in Israeli. Beilin receives a monthly salary plus
very very generous expenses and contributions from the European Union. He consults frequently with Yoska Fischer
the Foreign Minister of Germany (YA, 7 Y, 19.4.02).

Note: In Jenin 23 Israeli soldiers were killed. Maybe 8 to 10 out of these 23 were blown up by a 10 year old
suicide bomber whom the Israeli soldiers could not bring them selves to shoot.
At all events most of the Israeli losses were caused by the fact that Israel took exaggeratedly unnecessary steps to prevent
the death of civilians. About 39 Palestinian bodies have been accounted for
and there MAY BE another 50 to 100 (?) bodies that the Palestinians are hiding (!) for reasons of their own
or these bodies may not exist. Nobody knows. The Palestinians want the world to think that many more of their people were killed
than actually were and the foreign press is co-operating with their efforts.

Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 01:19:19 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Briefing: The truth about Jenin - Maj.Lederman; Capture of Hamas
leader - Col. Sofer, Ramallah area findings - Lt.Col.

Briefing: The truth about Jenin - Maj.Lederman; Capture of Hamas leader -
Col. Sofer, Ramallah area findings - Lt.Col. Landsberg
IDF Spokesperson 20 April 2002
Major Rafi Lederman, a brigade chief of staff
I'll tell you a few words about my unit, all of which is made up of
reservists who represent a cross-section of the Israeli public, in all of
its factions and complexities: We were called to reserve duty after the
terror attack in the Park Hotel in Netanya on Passover evening. We were
called to serve in the refugee camp in Jenin.
Why Jenin? Jenin is the base for the terrorist infrastructure. We know this
to be a fact, because most of the suicide bombers were educated in Jenin,
worked in Jenin, trained in Jenin or passed through Jenin in order to
receive a blessing before going out to execute a bombing. We arrested most
of the leadership of the Islamic Jihad and Hamas.
Our goal is to protect our homes. As a military force, we were united in the
goals of the operation, to bring safety to our families. We felt that terror
jailed us in our homes, and the time had come to neutralize the terrorist
The intelligence that the company commander in Jenin received is that there
aren't that many civilians, but that most of them were terrorists. In the
Jenin refugee camp alone, 3.5 tons of terrorist weaponry welcomed the IDF
forces that entered. Many bombs exploded on our forces.
During my tour with journalists, I showed them bags of garbage with bombs,
refrigerators that stood in the street and appeared innocent, but which were
full of explosives. The Palestinians drilled holes in the street and buried
mines there. All of the bombs were activated by electronic means or by
cellular telephones. There were also sniper's posts in the Jenin refugee
In order to give you a general idea about the Jenin refugee camp, we're
speaking of an area 500 by 600 meters. It's a relatively small refugee camp.
Nearly every point in the camp was booby-trapped. Only in the center of the
Jenin refugee camp were we able to pass through with bulldozers, and
relative to the camp as a whole this was a very small area. As minister
Sharansky said (in a diplomatic briefing organized by the Foreign Ministry),
we restrained ourselves, we didn't use helicopters or missiles from the air,
but rather with accurate weapons to avoid injuring civilians. The fighting
itself was intensive but very slow; it took us nine days. The type of
warfare was an attack by the camp on all sides with slow progress in the
direction of the center of the camp. Fighting by the terrorists was from
within homes.
There were almost no innocent civilians. We called for the civilians to
leave their homes in order not to be hurt in the crossfire. Civilians who
left their homes were accompanied by the IDF until they were outside of the
camp, and were asked not to return in order to avoid getting hurt.
There were serious exchanges of fire. The terrorists fired on wounded IDF
soldiers in order to make it difficult to rescue them. We estimate that
about 200 terrorists fought against us, the absolute majority of them
concentrated in the center of the camp. The houses at the center of the camp
were booby trapped, and thus we used bulldozers to flatten them. There were
homes whose foundations were damaged from the bombs that exploded, and to
avoid the danger of collapse we were forced to flatten them as well.
Medical aid: We invited aid organizations to offer help on one condition,
that we would know where they were going in order to check their vehicles
when leaving the Jenin refugee camp. I was present during our search of the
aid organizations' vehicles in which they tried to smuggle Palestinians
posing as wounded.

I know that this is the most interesting subject. We gave the
Palestinians 11 bodies. In homes in the refugee camp, we found 14 bodies and
another 13 bodies were discovered by the Palestinians. In total, 38 bodies
were found. Among the dead, we found women's bodies with weapons on them,
and I know of one boy who was killed.
On the personal level, I am a reserve soldier, 38 years old, married with
children. I know that the damage looks terrible, to us as well. The pain is
great when you consider the damage to the civilian population, but I know
that we did the maximum in order that as few innocent people as possible
will be hurt.
Questions and answers: All of the questions were for the brigade's chief of
Q: What is your reaction to the UN claims that the IDF did not allow them to
enter the Jenin refugee camp for six days?
A: As I mentioned previously, we allowed them to enter on condition that
they allow us to check their vehicles on the way out of Jenin. The decision
was theirs alone.
Q: Do you feel that the IDF completed its mission in Jenin? Or that you were
forced to finish it hastily because of international pressure?
A: I feel that we dealt a heavy blow to the terrorist infrastructure in
Jenin that will neutralize them for several months. To my dismay, we didn't
complete all of the searches and thus didn't capture all of the ammunition
in the camp.
Q: Do you believe that the suicide bombers will return?
A: When we leave, we will not be able to control what happens in the Jenin
refugee camp. In the future, I assume that they will be able to restore some
of what was.
Q: You said that soldiers passed slowly from house to house, and that the
combat was very slow in order to avoid harming the civilian population. Did
you see families in the houses? How do you explain the UN's claims that the
place looks like it was hit by an earthquake?
A: The houses were abandoned by the civilians. Families were in some of the
homes, we called their owners to exit, and showed them the safest way to
leave the refugee camp. The camp was completely booby trapped, and despite
the house-to-house combat, the center of the camp was so completely booby
trapped that we were forced to use bulldozers. At times there were bombs
that exploded without damaging homes. But because their infrastructure was
so weak, and in order that they not collapse and endanger us or the
Palestinian population, we were forced to flatten them with bulldozers.

This story ran on page B2 of the Boston Globe on 4/16/2
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Media Is Drawn Into West Bank Propaganda War
By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, April 18, 2002; 8:53
The Israeli assault on the West Bank town of Jenin has produced dramatically
different media accounts.
The British press is playing it as a massacre, while American newspapers say
there's no such evidence.
How on earth can journalists visiting the same refugee camp reach such
different conclusions?

Keep in mind that British papers are openly ideological, Tory or Liberal
(although some would argue the American press is quietly ideological). Some
of the British press reports seethe with anger toward Israel.
The Brits also are willing to make sensational charges based on thin
evidence. It was a British newspaper, after all, that ran a piece about
American "torture" of Afghan detainees at Guantanamo Bay. That never came
even close to being proven, but it fit the European stereotype of an
arrogant and unfeeling Uncle Sam.
So caveat emptor.
The Independent runs this no-doubt-about-it headline: "Amid the ruins of
Jenin, the grisly evidence of a war crime."

Now pull back to America and examine the New York Times account:

"The Palestinian accounts could not be verified."
And The Washington Post report:
" Interviews with residents inside the camp and
international aid workers who were allowed here for the first time today
indicated that no evidence has surfaced to support allegations by
Palestinian groups and aid organizations of large-scale massacres or
executions by Israeli troops.
"Thus far, about 40 bodies have been recovered, according to the Israeli
military and aid groups."

[The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition]

EYES ABROAD: The return of Vichyism
By Bret Stephens

READING ABOUT the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks and anti-Israel feeling in Europe, two points are clear.
The first point is that the perpetrators of the attacks are mainly Arab. In Montpellier, France, three Moroccans confessed to throwing Molotov cocktails at a synagogue. In Antwerp, Belgium, 14 Muslims are under arrest for smashing car and store windows in the city's diamond district. In Berlin, Germany, the men who set upon a Lubavitcher are described in a police report as Suedlaendisch - southlanders.

The second point is that those protesting Israel are mainly from the Left. The same people who marched in last year's massive antiglobalization protests have now returned to denounce Ariel Sharon. The same Nobel committee that in 1994 awarded the peace prize to Yasser Arafat now want to take it away from Shimon Peres. In Italy, pro-Palestinian marches are the handiwork of social democrats, Greens, Communists and trade-union leaders. In Britain, the ultra-left New Statesman devoted an issue to the "Kosher Conspiracy," its cover an illustration of a Star of David piercing the heart of the Union Jack.

None of this should come as a surprise. And yet it would be a mistake to argue that what's going on here is the return of the old anti-Semitism, as if it were a congenital disease whose symptoms had merely gone into remission these past 50-odd years. Were that the case, one would expect a rise in anti-Semitic attacks carried out by Europeans themselves. But the violence today is essentially a Middle Eastern phenomenon, imported into the Continent by a burgeoning Muslim population. Most Europeans - most West Europeans, at any rate - are appalled by it.

Yet the essence of Vichy was not capitulation, even if capitulation is what led to Vichy's creation. The essence of Vichy was its complicity in evil. Vichy may have started out as a helpless regime that had no choice but to go along with Berlin's dictates. In fact, as we now know too well, Vichy soon became a willing partner in Nazi crimes.

Today, Europe follows the path of accommodation to terrorism, to the anti-Israel fashions of the Left, to the demands of its Arab street. It does so out of convenience and cowardice, but also because it believes that there is virtue in weakness and retreat. Yet a Europe that has voluntarily renounced the exercise of power and given in to the demands of its "street" is a complicitous Europe. This may be different from an anti-Semitic Europe, but it is no less disgraceful.

Subject: Fw: ISRAEL'S PECULIAR POSITION By Eric Hoffer (LA Times 5/26/68)

This was written in 1968 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
<< Eric Hoffer was a American social philosopher. He was born in 1902 and died in 1983, after writing nine books and winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic.)
ISRAEL'S PECULIAR POSITION By Eric Hoffer (LA Times 5/26/68)
The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russian did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it, Turkey threw out a million Greeks, and Algeria a million Frenchman. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese-and no one says a word about refugees. But in the case of Israel the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab. Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis. Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious it must sue for peace. Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world. Other nations when they are defeated survive and recover but should Israel be defeated it would be destroyed. Had Nasser triumphed last June he would have wiped Israel off the map, and no one would have lifted a finger to save the Jews. No commitment to the Jews by any government, including our own, is worth the paper it is written on. There is a cry of outrage all over the world when people die in Vietnam or when two Negroes are executed in Rhodesia. But when Hitler slaughtered Jews no one remonstrated with him. The Swedes, who are ready to break of diplomatic relations with America because of what we do in Vietnam, did not let out a peep when Hitler was slaughtering Jews. They sent Hitler choice iron ore, and ball bearings, and serviced his troop trains to Norway. The Jews are alone in the world. If Israel survives, it will be solely because of Jewish efforts. And Jewish resources. Yet at this moment Israel is our only reliable and unconditional ally. We can rely more on Israel than Israel can rely on us. And one has only to imagine what would have happened last summer had the Arabs and their Russian backers won the war to realize how vital the survival of Israel is to America and the West in general. I have a premonition that will not leave me; as it goes with Israel so will it go with all of us. Should Israel perish the holocaust will be upon us-

From: eidelberg@foundation1.org
Mubarak’s Strategy
By Prof. Paul Eidelberg

Why has Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused to participate in the
regional conference proposed by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon?
First, it should be emphasized that Egypt, under president Gamal Abdel
Nasser, created the PLO in 1964, bur NOT with the intention of laying the
organizational foundation for a Palestinian state. The PLO was intended to
further Nasser’s pan-Arabic ambitions.
Second, PLO chief Yasser Arafat is an Egyptian, having been born in Cairo.
Third, the primary function of the PLO has ever been to kill to Jews.
Consistent therewith,
Mubarak has been supplying Arafat with arms via tunnels leading into Gaza.
(And bear in mind that Egypt’s state-controlled media, in violation of the
Israel-Egypt peace treat of March 1979, broadcasts the most obscene
vilification of Jews and Israel.)
Fourth, the purpose of the regional conference proposed by Sharon is not
only to bring about a ceasefire, but to prepare the grounds for a
Palestinian state. Such a state would be recognized by all members of the
United Nations, to say nothing of Israel. Hence it is by no means certain
that Mubarak really advocates an independent and sovereign Palestinian
state, for that would hinder Egypt’s regional ambitions. But then it would
follow that Mubarak wants Arafat to continue killing Jews!
Fifth, it should by now be obvious that Arafat is more interested in killing
Jews than in Palestinian statehood. Arafat has often said that if he were
to agree to Israel’s territorial offers—which means Palestinian statehood—he
would be forfeiting his life. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this is not
because Israel’s rejects the return of Arab refugees, so many of whom, after
all, could be settled in the “West Bank” and receive international aid for
the purpose.
The preceding analysis suggests that Mubarak and Arafat are pursuing the
same goal, which is destroy Israel by a relentless war of attrition, one
that will so exhaust and demoralize the Jewish state as to being about its
economic and political collapse.
This analysis accords with the following statement of Mubarak’s predecessor,
Anwar Sadat: “The effort of our generation is to return to the 1967
borders. Afterward the next generation will carry the responsibility.”

Mubarak’s strategy seems to be the sequel of “Sadat’s Strategy,” which the
present writer published in a book under that title in 1978.
As I warned in 1977: Israel’s choice is not between war and peace but
between war with victory and war with defeat.

8.The US vs. the EU
By Mark A. Heller

As indicators of popular moods, bumper stickers are probably as reliable as radio call-in programs, Web site polls, or any other vehicle of self-expression by self-selected publics. The latest example making the rounds in the streets here says, "CNN Lies."

The sticker is almost surely a pithy way of giving voice to the general sense "the whole world is against us." This belief always lurks just below the surface but has been drawn into the open again by the steady drumbeat of international criticism since the outbreak of the latest round of the Israeli-Palestinian war in September 2000, and especially since the beginning of Operation Defensive Shield at the end of March.

Israelis can find plenty to criticize in CNN's coverage of recent events. But Arab viewers would probably be surprised at the sticker's focus on this network, which is sometimes referred to in Arab circles as ZNN (Zionist News Network). And when Arabs compare this coverage to the way both the "little stories" and the "big story" of the conflict are reported by most European television and newspapers, they have good reason to believe CNN and other American electronic and print media (like American policies) are the very embodiment of pro-Israeli bias ? because do they make some effort to report from both sides, to check facts on their own, to provide context, and to challenge unsubstantiated claims masquerading as truth, even when they come from Palestinian spokesmen.

This contrast between Europe and America is not confined to the media. It also exists in statements by government leaders, in the content and character of parliamentary debates, and even in popular action in "the street." Indeed, a visitor from Mars, watching the way America and Europe relate to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, might find it difficult to believe they come not only from the same alliance and cultural community, but even from the same planet.

It is not easy to explain this contrast, but a few factors seem to be relevant.

THE FIRST is the nature of domestic society. Arabs constantly complain about the role of Jews in American society and politics. And Jewish presence and influence in America are undeniable. But Jews make up only about 2-2.5% of the population. What about Arab/Muslim presence and influence in Europe?

Due to immigration in recent decades, there are millions of Muslims in Europe (mostly Arabs, except in Germany). In some countries, such as France and Belgium, they account for close to 10% of the population, whereas Jewish numbers are statistically negligible. Their identification with Palestinians is just as visceral as is that of American Jews with Israel, and it undoubtedly has an impact on European policies, even in election season, as well as on manifestations of European public opinion, such as street demonstrations.

The second factor is ideology. America has no strong ideological tradition. Europe has both a right-wing historically tainted by anti-Semitism, and a contemporary Left that interprets politics through the prism of simplistic, even Manichean categories of strong and weak, bad and good, imperialist/colonialist and anti-imperialist/colonialist. The generation of "68ers" in Europe has outgrown much of its revolutionary rhetoric and sartorial style but retained much of its construction of reality as it moved into positions of influence in government and the media.

The third is history. Europe has a dirty history with respect to Jews and, with the notable exception of Germany itself, has done little to come to grips with it. By depicting Jews as capable of committing the same depravities on others, i.e. Palestinians, as they inflicted on Jews, Europeans can convince themselves, at least subconsciously, that they weren't really so guilty (or maybe that the Jews weren't so innocent) after all.

Finally, there is the "other agenda." Having lost power, former imperial countries are both jealous of others who still have it, that is, the Americans, and determined to believe those others use their power just as badly as European imperialists once used theirs. American support for or understanding of Israel is intrinsically part of the American misuse of power, and anti-Israel discourse is therefore not just directed against Israel; it is also an indirect way to express anti-Americanism. Needless to say, that sentiment needs and finds much less of an anti-Israel outlet in the US itself.
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9. Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 02:54:30 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Injured: 2,698 Civilians + 1,132 Security Forces = 3,830 Total Israeli
Killed: 314 Civilians + 152 Security Forces = 466 Total Israeli Killed
Total Attacks*: 6,116 West Bank + 5,971 Gaza Strip + 572 Home Front =
12,659 Total
* Does not include attacks with rocks or firebombs.

From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Subject: Arutz-7 News Brief: Friday, April 19, 2002

* A rally for Israel and memorial service for fallen soldiers turned out around 4,000 people in San Diego, Ca. last night.
* Toronto - Well over 10,000 people marched from the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre to Earl Bales Park to celebrate Israel's 54th birthday this past Wednesday.
* Philadelphia held a solidarity-with-Israel rally on Tuesday, outside City Hall. Close to 1,000 people took part.
* Approximately 10,000 people participated in a pro-Israel rally in Arizona, this week, including many Christian Zionists.
* Montreal - A huge pro-Israel rally of over 20,000 people this week.
* Two consecutive nights of Israel solidarity in Melbourne, Australia, this past week - first for Memorial Day in a packed theater with the participation of the father of a fallen IDF soldier, and the next night with thousands of people at a rally celebrating Israel's Independence Day.
* Vancouver, Canada - Over 1,000 people attended a rally in support of Israel this past Sunday



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Subject: Arutz-7 News: Monday, April 22, 2002

Lt.-Col. Tal, who lives in a Jezreel Valley with his wife and three daughters, fought in the recent anti-terrorism offensive in Jenin. "[We] went to great lengths to avoid hurting civilians," he said. "[We] discovered that the Palestinian shooters were using civilians as shields. A shooter inside a house might hide behind an old woman, firing at [us]. Bombs and booby traps were everywhere. If Israelis killed a Palestinian, the dead man's colleagues would booby trap his body. At one point, Palestinians booby trapped a wheelchair and pushed its occupant into the open in hope of attracting Israeli soldiers to become victims..."
"What's your opinion of the Palestinian fighter?" Tal was asked. "Have they become more determined?" His response: "In my eyes, they are not 'fighters.' Someone who hides in a hospital, a graveyard, a church, or behind women and children -- that's not a fighter."
Although the world media continue to concentrate on the extent of Palestinian suffering in Jenin, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website provides aerial photographs of Jenin showing the minuscule area of the city actually affected by the fighting. The photos can be seen at <http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0ll60>.

Israel security forces made several notable gains in their continuing war against Palestinian terrorism yesterday and today:
* They arrested 13 wanted terrorists in Kalandia, just north of Jerusalem, including
** William Kadari, one of the murderers of the Kahane couple (Rabbi Binyamin Ze'ev and Talia, who were killed 17 months ago and left six children under the age of 12),
** Abdul Al-Majid, the murderer of Gadi Rejwan (the philanthropist businessman who was killed in Atarot two months ago),
** Marwan Barghouti's aide, Abu Hamad,
** terrorists who took part in the triple-attack at Haramiya 17 months ago, and
** terrorists who took part in the double-lynching in Ramallah at the beginning of the Oslo War.
* They arrested 14 other terrorist suspects in Dehaishe, south of Bethlehem. Also in Dehaishe, an 18-year-old girl who wished to end her life with the murder of as many Israelis as possible was caught early this morning before she could carry out her plans. Her father was also arrested.
* An Israeli-Arab was indicted today on charges of terrorism. The man, Ziad Ja'abrin of Um el -Fahm, is charged with driving a suicide terrorist to Karkur, near Pardes Chana. The would-be murderer was equipped with an explosives vest and a booby-trapped dove's coop, but was caught before he could detonate them.
* In the Shomron village of Asira a-Shimalia, two wanted terrorists were killed in a gun battle with Israeli forces.
The Palestinians, too, continue their own war - the war of terrorism against Israel.

The United Nations envoy to the Middle East, Terje Larsen, is at the center of a governmental disagreement this week over his recent comments sharply condemning Israel for the results of the Jenin battles. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon reportedly wants to declare the UN representative "persona non grata" in Israel, and Attorney-General Elyakim Rubenstein also had strong criticism of Larsen's one-sided position. He told cabinet ministers that he would look into the legal ramifications of bestowing the above description upon Larsen. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, however, praises Larsen as having "made a special contribution to peace in our region for years."
Journalist David Bedein sheds additional light on the relationship between the UN envoy and the Foreign Minister. Bedein's report, published in the Makor Rishon newspaper, reveals that Larsen and his wife, a Norwegian diplomat in Israel, received a total of $100,000 from the Peres Center for Peace in 1999 in recognition of their efforts for peace in the Middle East. This was the only such prize ever given by the Peres Center - and has raised some eyebrows, both journalistic and governmental.
Bedein told Arutz-7 today that the funds went to the Larsens' private accounts, rather than to any project related to promoting peace in the Middle East.

David Bedein noted that the backdrop to the current revelations is accusations leveled at Terje Larsen in Norway for financial improprieties while serving in the Norwegian government.

"Learning from Lebanon: The Sabra-Chatila Experience"
Baruch C Cohen, Esq : Fri, 19 Apr 2002 14:02:00 -0500
United States Committee For A Free Lebanon (USCFL).

I am coming to believe that Shatilla-Sabra was a 100% legitimate
defensive action by the Christian Phalangists. That is, not only was Israel
innocent of the whole incident. Not only was Sharon grievously mistreated
and unfairly pegged by Israel's leftists, who were trying for years to
destroy his name. But more than that: I am coming to wonder whether the
Christian Phalangists did anything wrong.
Shatilla was a city of 30,000 people, and Sabra was a city of more
than 20,000 people. The media made it sound like a small refugee camp,
where the entire population was massacred. In fact, 460 people were killed
out of a population of some 50,000. Although a 1% death rate is
significant, it sure is less than the image of an entire camp massacred.
There is more. Of the 460 who were killed among Shatilla-Sabra's
population of 50,000, only 35 were found to be women and children. The
other 425 were men of fighting age. Thus, 93% of those killed that night
were fighting-age men. The numbers are remarkable because they suggest a
battle, not a massacre of civilians.
It is forgotten that Shatilla was known throughout the terrorist world
as the world center of terrorism. Terrorist groups all over the world sent
new recruits to train for terrorism at Shatilla. Baader-Meinhoff. The
Japanese Red Brigades. Sandinistas. Tupameros. In all, more than two dozen
communist insurgent and terrorist groups sent recruits to train at
Shatilla. When the 460 corpses were revealed the next day, many of the dead
were not "Palestinian." Rather, they included Algerians, Pakistanis, and
other cutthroats who got their just reward. In sum, Shatilla was the
immediate precursor of the Al Qaida international-terror nest in
In the week since Jenin, the entire Shatilla-Sabra story has played
out all over again. It is like Nick-at-Nite, watching the exact same film
20 years later for a new generation of viewers. It even has the same cast:
Israel headed by Sharon against the PLO headed by Arafat. Again, there was
a nest for the training of terror. Again, it finally came time to clear out
the goons. Again, it was a "camp" that really is a city of many thousands.

Again, a Radical leftist Israeli Supreme Court is
butting its big noses into the issue. Again, Sharon is being tagged a war
But there are a few differences. This time, we -- who were prepared to
sell the Christian Phalangists down the river in order to save our
reputations -- have to deal head-on with the news that it was Israel who
went in. This time, we had better access to the news of what happened. This
time, we got immediate word of what happened to those soldiers of Israel
who "morally" searched house-to-house instead of dropping a few F-16
payloads to do the job safely. This time,we know more than we did 20 years
ago. This time, we have followed more carefully what we did not follow when
the story was in Southern Lebanon. This time, we know -- we are right, and
the whole world is wrong.
The question is asked: can we be right and the whole world wrong? The
answer is: Yes. We alone are right and the whole world is wrong. We have
confronted that question many times, and the answer is Yes. The whole world
was polytheistic, and we preached belief in One G-d. We were right, and the
whole world was wrong. And so it has proceeded since. We preached a Day of
Rest, and the whole ancient world mocked us as lazy people. History has
demonstrated that we were right, and the whole world was wrong. In the
Middle Ages, the whole world said that we use children's blood to make
matzoh; we denied it. We alone were right, and the whole world was wrong.
They said that we poisoned the wells of Europe, and we denied it. We
alone were right, and the whole world was wrong. The Crusades. The
Inquisition. The Holocaust. Each time, the world stood by silently -- or
actively participated in murdering us for reasons that left clear that we
alone were right, and the whole world was wrong.

So, once again, we alone are right and the whole world is wrong. The
Arabs -- well, 'nuff said there. The Russians, the Africans, the Vatican --
well, we appreciate their combined insights into the ethics of massacre.
And the Europeans. Although we appreciate half a century of European
democracies more than we appreciated two thousand years of European
dictatorships, we recognize who they are, what they have done, and what
they now are dealing with.



"Jerusalem News" -20(a)
1. Berlin Police Warn Jews Not To Look Too Jewish
3. GUEST COLUMN: How the British fought terror in Jenin
4. Joseph Farah - Why I Oppose a PA State
5. Arab squatters removed from Jewish properties in Jerusalem
6. Peres Center awarded Larsen couple $100,000
7. Briefings
8. MK Elon: Road to Oslo Paved with Gold

From: Owner - Voice Of Judea <VOJ@Judea.org>
Voice of Judea News and Commentary

Berlin Police Warn Jews Not To Look Too Jewish
YNET REPORTS THAT Berlin police warned the Jewish community to hide their
headcoverings, Jewish stars and other symbols that can reveal that they
are Jewish publicly for fear of Anti-Semitic attacks.
Voice of Judea Commentary:
And it is these vicious anti-Semitic societies that judge Israel. What are
the Jews in Germany waiting for? TIME TO COME HOME TO ISRAEL NOW!

According to a survey taken by Haifa University, and aired on Kol Yisrael
radio, Israeli combat reservists have never been more ready and
enthusiastic to serve.

Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 16:04:04 -0500
From: Tom Alt-CompuCom
Shalom Yair,
I thought this article which I just received gave a fitting context to the world's uproar over Jenin. It describes what the British did to Arab terrorists under the Mandate in - 1938, in of all places, Jenin.

GUEST COLUMN: How the British fought terror in Jenin
By Rafael Medoff
(April 18) 'Demolishing the homes of Arab civilians... Shooting handcuffed prisoners... Forcing local Arabs to test areas where mines may have been planted..."
These sound like the sort of accusations made by British and other European officials concerning Israel's recent actions in Jenin. In fact, they are descriptions from official British documents concerning the methods used by the British authorities to combat Palestinian Arab terrorism in Jenin and elsewhere in 1938.
The documents were declassified by London in 1989. They provide details of the British Mandatory government's response to the assassination of a British district commissioner by a Palestinian Arab terrorist in Jenin in the summer of 1938.
Even after the suspected assassin was captured (and then shot dead while allegedly trying to escape), the British authorities decided that "a large portion of the town should be blown up" as punishment. On August 25 of that year, a British convoy brought 4,200 kilos of explosives to Jenin for that purpose.
In the Jenin operation and on other occasions, local Arabs were forced to drive "mine-sweeping taxis" ahead of British vehicles in areas where Palestinian Arab terrorists were believed to have planted mines, in order "to reduce [British] landmine casualties."
The British authorities frequently used these and similar methods to combat Palestinian Arab terrorism in the late 1930s.
BRITISH forces responded to the presence of terrorists in the Arab village of Miar, north of Haifa, by blowing up house after house in October 1938.
"When the troops left, there was little else remaining of the once-busy village except a pile of mangled masonry," The New York Times reported.
The declassified documents refer to an incident in Jaffa in which a handcuffed prisoner was shot by the British police.
Under Emergency Regulation 19b, the British Mandate government could demolish any house located in a village where terrorists resided, even if that particular house had no direct connection to terrorist activity. Mandate official Hugh Foot later recalled: "When we thought that a village was harboring rebels, we'd go there and mark one of the large houses. Then, if an incident was traced to that village, we'd blow up the house we'd marked."
The High Commissioner for Palestine, Harold MacMichael, defended the practice: "The provision is drastic, but the situation has demanded drastic powers."
MacMichael was furious over what he called the "grossly exaggerated accusations" that England's critics were circulating concerning British anti-terror tactics in Palestine. Arab allegations that British soldiers gouged out the eyes of Arab prisoners were quoted prominently in the Nazi German press and elsewhere.
The declassified documents also record discussions among officials of the Colonial Office concerning the rightness or wrongness of the anti-terror methods used in Palestine. Lord Dufferin remarked: "British lives are being lost and I don't think that we, from the security of Whitehall, can protest squeamishly about measures taken by the men in the frontline."
Sir John Shuckburgh defended the tactics on the grounds that the British were confronted "not with a chivalrous opponent playing the game according to the rules, but with gangsters and murderers."
There were many differences between British policy in the 1930s and Israeli policy today, but one stands out - the British, faced with a level of Palestinian Arab terrorism considerably less lethal than that which Israel faces today, utilized anti-terror methods considerably harsher than those used by Israeli forces.
The writer is visiting scholar in the Jewish Studies Program at SUNY-Purchase. His most recent book is Baksheesh Diplomacy: Secret Negotiations Between American Jewish Leaders and Arab Officials on the Eve of World War II (Lexington Books, 2001)
Todah, Tom

Subject: Israel News - Joseph Farah - Why I Oppose a PA State To: britam@netvision.net.il
National Unity Coalition for Israel
3965 W. 83rd St. #292
Shawnee Mission, KS 66208
Phone: 913-432-7900

WorldNetDaily-April 18, 2002
"Why I oppose Palestinian state"
by J.Farah
On April 9, 13 Israeli soldiers were killed in an ambush in the Arab town of Jenin.
While the operation was "sophisticated," according to Israel Defense Forces, and included a building loaded with explosives in strategic locations, flanking rifle fire used to pin down the Israelis and a suicide bomber to trigger the key blast, there is something about this incident that illustrates why a Palestinian state is not in the best interests of the world, nor even those who would live in such a state.
The most "clever" part of the operation was dispatching toward the pinned down soldiers the suicide bomber - a boy about the age of 10.
Why was this clever? Because the Arab leadership who sent him understood that Israeli soldiers, even those under the stress of battle, would not shoot a 10-year-old child.
Thus, the boy exploded and killed the soldiers, too.
It's this kind of immorality - repeated a thousand times a day in Yasser Arafat's territories - that makes Palestinian statehood a bloody awful idea.
It's not only a threat to Israeli security - the argument we hear repeatedly from media pundits - it would also ensure that future generations of Palestinian children will be victimized in this manner. More will be indoctrinated from birth to be martyrs. More will be taught that Jews are evil. More will be taught the virtues of hatred.
And Israeli Arabs, who ironically today know more freedom than any of their brethren in Arab countries, will become slaves of a new state under the totalitarian control of Arafat and his unelected successors.
In an interview I conducted with Pat Buchanan this week, I explained to the columnist, who strongly favors the creation of a Palestinian state, that no such state has ever existed in the history of the world. He conceded that point, but replied that Arab states such as Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia never existed before they were created by the colonial powers in the last century.
True enough. But why would the world want to repeat that mistake? What did the creation of those states do for the world? And, just as importantly, what did the creation of those states do for the people who live within their borders?
This is the question that is never discussed by the pundits. I've been called a racist for opposing the creation of a Palestinian state under the leadership of Arafat. In fact, I believe many of those calling for the creation of such a state are themselves racist. They do not have the best interests of the Arabic people at heart. They do not believe Arabs are capable of self-government. They apparently think that Arabs are only worthy of living under tyranny.

Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 16:49:42 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Arab squatters removed in Jerusalem from Jewish properties without
Ruthie Lieberman, advisor to MK Elon told IMRA this evening from the scene
that Israeli Police are enforcing a court order this evening to evict the
Arab residents of 12 housing units in four buildings in the "Shimon
Hatzadik" [Sheikh Jarrah] neighborhood in Jerusalem, culminating a court
battle lasting two years spearheaded by Moledet Chairman MK Benny Elon.
The neighborhood was built by Jews who were expelled in 1948 and were barred
access to their homes until 1998. The properties are registered in the Lands
Registry by the "Sephardic Community of Jerusalem."
Elon learned that local Arabs had begun to demolish the wall of the adjacent
synagogue in 1998 and moved supporters into the building. The Attorney
General recognized the property's Jewish ownership at that time.
Since then Elon and his "Chomot Shalem" Foundation have repatriated many of
the Jewish homes. So far eight families including 6 children have moved in
along with a Kollel yeshiva.
The police ejected the Arab squatters and are loading their belongings on
trucks. SO far there is no resistance and there have been no disturbances
from onlookers.
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director
Website: http://www.imra.org.il

Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 02:30:25 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Peres Center awarded Larsen couple $100,000 [IMRA: Center despised by
By Amnon Barzilai Ha'aretz 23 April 2002
[IMRA: The Peres Center For Peace is despised by the Palestinians for the
heavy commissions the Center takes (in the form of "management fees") for
funding that passes through the Center on the way to various projects that
are supposed to benefit the Palestinians. While the Center was ostensibly
created to develop and promote development projects critics note that this
top heavy organization's primary achievement to date has been the provision
of generous salaries and office space to Israelis who were involved in
"I would again today recommend awarding the Larsen couple a monetary grant
for their efforts to contribute to promoting peace," the president of the
Peres Center for Peace, Uri Savir, said yesterday.
The $100,000 grant to UN envoy Terje Roed-Larsen and his wife, Moan Juul,
who currently serves as Norway's ambassador to Israel, was approved in 1999
by the center's executive board, chaired by industrialist Dov Lautman.
Savir, with the support of Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, initiated the idea
of the award and the Norwegian diplomatic couple each received a check for
$50,000 in June 1999. Larsen, now the UN's Middle East envoy, was the
director of the institute in Norway that sponsored the talks that led to the
Oslo Accords. His wife was then working at the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.
Larsen has come under fire from the Sharon government in recent days for
comments he made after surveying the damage to the Jenin refugee camp.
In a report on the activities of the Peres Center prepared for the registrar
of non-government organizations, accountant Boaz Gazit stated that the
officials at the center had explained to him that the $100,000 prize "was in
in recognition for [the Larsens'] unique activity in initiating the Oslo
process and continuing to nurture peaceful relations between Israel and its
After subsequent discussions between the Peres Center and the registrar of
NGOs, the center amended its bylaws to accommodate this type of award.
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 04:03:09 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: 21 April Briefing by Min. Sneh, Maj. Zangen, Lt.Col.Rafovitch
Sender: imra-owner@imra.org.il
To: imra@imra.org.il
Reply-to: imra@netvision.net.il

Briefing with Transportation Minister Dr. Ephraim Sneh, Major David Zangen,
Chief Medical Officer of the Jenin area
Lieutenant-Colonel Olivier Rafovitch, head of the IDF Spokesman
International Media Liaison Branch
National Media Center, Jerusalem,
April 21, 2002- Transcript provided by Foreign Ministry on 23 April
Transportation Minister Dr. Ephraim Sneh: Good afternoon. Today we completed
Operation Defensive Shield. There are several very important achievements to
this operation. We may say that the infrastructure of terror in the West
Bank suffered a substantial, devastating blow.
A few figures: We succeeded to arrest over 70 of the top planners of the
murderous terror attacks. About a thousand people who are affiliated with
the terror organizations are still under investigation. We succeeded in
destroying more then twenty laboratories where the explosive belts for the
suicide bombers were prepared. Several workshops for Kassam rockets were
destroyed as well. We succeeded to diffuse hundreds, hundreds of explosives
with a volume off thousands of pounds. And of course we captured some very
important documents, which indicate the dimensions of the terrorist
infrastructure in the West Bank, and the connection, the affiliation of
those terrorists to senior officials in the Palestinian Authority.

Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 07:18:26 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il

MK Elon: Road to Oslo Paved with Gold: Calls on PM to meet with Peres and
Norwegian Ambassador
April 23, 2002 Contact: Mark Sloman
"It is a matter of considerable concern to learn that a foreign government
may be interfering in the internal policy of the State of Israel by
contributing significant funds to an organization founded and run by the man
responsible for representing Israel on the international stage," MK Binyamin
Elon commented upon being shown evidence of Norway's involvement in the
Peres Institute for Peace. "Ordinarily, this would be a matter for the
Foreign Ministry but, because of the Foreign Minister's personal interest, I
believe the Prime Minister should look into this issue."
The Peres Institute for Peace, which was established following the signing
of the Oslo agreements, is run by Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and used as
a sounding board for the Foreign Minister's policy initiatives. The
revelation that the Norwegian government has contributed millions of Israeli
shekels to the institute raises a number of questions.
MK Elon believes that both the Foreign Minister and the Norwegian Ambassador
should be consulted to clarify the relationship between the Institute and
the Norwegian government and what, if any, this relationship has played in
the conduct of Israeli foreign relations.

Brit-Am Comment: When is the Norwegian Government or somebody similar going
to realize that they would be better off backing us?


"Jerusalem News"-20(b) 1. Israel not to cooperate with UN committee
2. News from Hebron: Hebron Tanzim Terrorist Leader Eliminated
3. Arutz Sheva News Service
- Priests escape church, talk of "shocking sights"
- Netanyahu: don't cooperate with them
- Arab American: Israel belongs to the Jews
- How terrorists use children
4. A Jewish refugee from Libya
5. Letter
6. American Support for Israel Centered on Bible-Belt.
7. Pro-Palestinian bias among CNN ranks?
8. Palestinian fighter describes 'hard fight' in Jenin - Says he didn't see large numbers killed

1. Subject: Israel not to cooperate with UN committee Israel not to cooperate with UN committee
Aaron Lerner Date: 23 April 2002
Israel Radio diplomatic correspondent Yoni Ben Menachem reported tonight
that Israel has decided to withdraw its agreement to cooperate with the UN
committee that is to investigate Jenin for the time being.
The reasons cited by Israeli government sources:
* The terms of reference (TOR) cited by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in
his press conference did not jibe with the terms agreed upon earlier with
* The composition of the team is unfavorable to Israel.
* In general, Secretary General Annan has not cooperated with Israel on this
In the background is intelligence information that this is a UN scheme to
ultimately send Israel to the International Court of Justice in Hague and
that the conclusions of the UN team have been finalized in advance.
The decision was made by Prime Minister Sharon in a meeting which Defense
Minister Ben Eliezer attended along with senior members of the Foreign
Ministry. FM Peres is abroad.
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director
IWebsite: http://www.imra.org.il

Subject: News from Hebron:Hebron Tanzim Terrorist Leader Eliminated To: Hebron <hebron_today@hebron.org.il>
News from Hebron
The Hebron Press Office Pictures: www.hebron.org.il/newstues.htm Tuesday April 23, 2002

Hebron Tanzim Terrorist Leader Eliminated
At midnight last night, an Israeli attack helecopter shot missiles into a car in the center of Arafat-controlled Hebron, whose passengers included Maruan Zalum, head of the Hebron Tanzim terrorists.
According to reports received this morning, last night, following the elimination, three Hebron Arabs were captured and murdered in the middle of city, having been suspected of 'cooperating with Israel' and bringing about the death of Zalum.
A Hebron spokesman issued the following statement: Terrorist Zalum was directly responsible for the murder and injury of hundreds of Israelis, including 10 month old Shalhevet Pass, Councilman Hezi Mualum and David Cohen from Kiryat Arba. He was directly responsible for daily shooting attacks, targeting the Jewish Community of Hebron. His elimination by the IDF is a welcome relief. The Hebron Community wishes to convey gratitude to the officers and soldiers who took part in last night's successful operation.

An IDF spokesman issued the following statement:
IDF forces attacked and killed tonight Maruan Zalum, 43 years old of
Ein-Sara, Hebron, who acted as head of the military wing of the Tanzim in
the entire Hebron area.

Since the beginning of the "Ebb and Flow" events, Zalum served as the head
of a military apparatus, which carried out suicide bombings, hundreds
shooting attacks, and detonated explosive charges against Israeli targets.
Dozens of Tanzim operatives carried out these attacks. In security terms,
Maruan Zalum was the equivalent of an entire armed militia.

Zalum operated under the authority of Biab Sharabathi, chairman of the
Tanzim in Herbon, with the approval of senior Palestinian Authority

Arutz Sheva News Service
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2002 / Iyar 11, 5762
Israeli and PA officials are scheduled this evening to hold their second meeting today regarding the Bethlehem Nativity Church standoff. Today was the first time such negotiations have been held since between 100 and 200 armed Arabs blasted their way into the church three weeks ago. They have been holding a few dozen priests and nuns as hostages, refusing Israeli demands to give themselves up. Three Armenian priests managed to reach a roof of the church this morning, holding a large sign reading, "Help Us." The army noticed them and helped them escape. The priests told of "shocking sights" inside the church, including the beating by terrorists of some Christian clergy last night, as well as vandalism and thefts by the armed Arabs. The priests also said that hunger is beginning to have its effect on several of the prisoners.
The Israelis have offered a choice to the 30 wanted terrorists inside the church: Either they give themselves up, or be deported to a foreign country. Israel says that several dozen other armed Arabs can surrender their weapons and go free. The terrorists, however, demand to be allowed to go to Gaza.

The UN commission to investigate the Jenin battles is scheduled to arrive in Israel at the end of the week. Former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said today that Israel must not cooperate with the UN on this matter: "Did the UN ever call for an investigation of one of the terrorist massacres perpetrated by the Palestinians against Israelis over the past 18 months?" Netanyahu also called again for the expulsion of Arafat. Prime Minister Sharon admitted today that he is not thrilled with the prospect of the UN committee, but said that the other UN alternatives were much worse.

"The Jews took no one's land" is the title of the most recent article by Arab-American and WorldNetDaily.com founder Joseph Farah. "At no time did the Jews uproot Arab families from their homes," Farah writes in a brief overview of the last 150 years of history in the Holy Land, explaining that when Jews returned to their homeland, barely any Moslems were on hand to greet them.
Excerpts from Farah's article:
"When Mark Twain visited the Holy Land in the 19th century, he was greatly disappointed. He didn't see any people. He referred to it as a vast wasteland. The land we now know as Israel was practically deserted... By the beginning of the 20th century, Jews from all over the world began to return to their ancestral homeland - the Promised Land Moses and Joshua had conquered two millennia earlier, Christians and Jews believe, on the direct orders of G-d... A travel guide to Palestine and Syria, published in 1906, illustrates the fact that even when the Islamic Ottoman Empire ruled the region, the Muslim population in Jerusalem was minimal. The book estimates the total population of the city at 60,000, of whom 7,000 were Muslims, 13,000 were Christians, and 40,000 were Jews... And even though Muslims today claim Jerusalem as the third holiest site in Islam, when the city was under Islamic rule, they had little interest in it...
"As the Jews came, drained the swamps and made the desert bloom - Arabs followed. They came for jobs. They came for prosperity. They came for freedom. And they came in large numbers... Then came 1948 and the great partition. The United Nations proposed the creation of two states in the region-one Jewish, one Arabs. The Jews accepted it gratefully. The Arabs rejected it with a vengeance and declared war. Arab leaders urged Arabs to leave the area… Several hundred thousand Arabs were displaced in this war - not by Israeli aggression… "
Mr. Farah will discuss the above topic on Arutz-7 Radio tomorrow night, and will be heard on <www.israelnationalnews.com>; see below for details.

"I didn't want to die," said a crying 14-year-old boy, sent on a suicide-mission against an Israeli military position. "I wanted to go back to my family." He appeared this week on a Channel Two television broadcast as a live example of how Palestinian terrorist groups use children for their murderous designs.
The Palestinian Authority's television programs glorifying and encouraging suicide killings by children have been part and parcel of a growing phenomenon of terrorist exploitation of children under the umbrella of the PLO. The IDF Spokesman's Office reports that there has been a marked increase in such exploitation by the terrorist groups, and the number of attacks carried out or attempted by Arab minors has risen accordingly. The children are selected for their innocent appearance and youth, thought to deter IDF soldiers from decisive action against them.

Subject: a Jewish refugee from Libya To: britam@netvision.net.il

Greetings Yair, I found this to be interesting perspective. Sally

Gina Bublil Waldman, a Libyan who, a few decades ago was instrumental at bringing the Russian Jews out of Russia. --By Gina Waldman

Speech Rally April 14,2002 in San Francisco

Today, I stand before you, as a Jewish refugee from Libya. I am
here to give a voice to the forgotten 900,000 fellow Jews most of
whom were kicked out by Arab governments from lands where they lived
for thousands of years.

In the early 1940s, Hajj Amin El-Hussayni the Mufty of Jerusalem
and the founder of the Palestinian National movement, met and
conspired with Adolf Hitler to annihilate the Jews of the Middle
East and North Africa.

In 1947, hundreds of Jews were massacred in government organized
riots, leaving thousands injured and millions of dollars in Jewish
property destroyed.

In 1967, like many hundreds of thousands of other Jews in the
Middle East and No. Africa, my family was expelled from Libya. We
were only allowed to take $20 per person. The Libyan population
took to the streets killing Jewish people, rampaging and burning
their properties. All of our assets were confiscated, including our
homes. I was 19 years old at the time.

While leaving the country, the bus driver and the conductor
attempted to burn the bus which was taking my family to the
airport.It is a miracle that we narrowly escaped death.

My story is not unique. It is one which is reverberated amongst
900,000 Jewish refugees dispossessed from their homes throughout the
Middle East and North Africa.


There are NO UN resolutions supporting our rights!
The leaders of the Arab world would like us to STAY FORGOTTEN.

Our website is:

Did you know that Saudi Arabia is raising millions of dollars to
support the families of the suicide bombers?

Why didn't they raise money to help absorb the Palestinian refugees
54 years ago?

Is it because the Arab States wanted to use the Palestinian refugees
as a pawn in its war against Israel?

"How odd of G~D to choose the Jew,
But not as odd as those who choose
The Jewish G~D And hate the Jew!"
~Francis Shaffer

" and He shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth" Isa. 11:12

Dear Yair,
Thank you very much for the news. It is very informative... news we don't
see elsewhere. Its frustrating but better we know the truth!
Thanks again
Chele Sansoucy

6. American Support for Israel Centered on Bible-Belt.
see item no.1 on "Brit-Am News"-3 sent out parallel to this message.

Subject: Pro-Palestinian bias among CNN ranks?
Posted: April 23, 2002
By Diana Lynne - WorldNetDaily.com
A conversation between CNN State Department correspondent Andrea Koppel and
a group of businessmen attending a conference in Tel Aviv, in which Koppel
is accused of making anti-Israel statements, has sparked a firestorm of
debate over media bias and its role in the Mideast crisis.

Another circulating e-mail
boasts 1,000 cancellations of subscriptions to the Los Angeles Times over a
perceived pro-Palestinian bias. Mike Lange, communications director for the
Times, tells WND, "It appears to have been a one-day grassroots protest of
our paper."

Sharon Tzur, director of Media Watch International, a non-profit
organization launched at the start of the intifada to combat "Palestinian
intimidation of the press," sees a great imbalance in media coverage of the
Mideast crisis in favor of the Palestinians.
"I would not label a certain network or newspaper as biased," Tzur says,
"but there are elements of agencies ... that are biased and therefore
contribute to the public perception of media distortion." Tzur named
another CNN correspondent as being pro-Palestinian and reports that her
group has received complaints about Andrea Koppel's coverage.
While Tzur says she's seen an improvement over the past 18 months in CNN's
coverage, she adds, "They have a lot more soul searching and monitoring of
their material to do to improve the public's perception of their balance,
objectivity and pursuit of truth."

Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 03:42:59 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
CNN: Palestinian fighter describes 'hard fight' in Jenin - Says he didn't
see large numbers killed
April 23, 2002 Posted: 2:44 PM EDT (1844 GMT)

Mardawi spoke enthusiastically about Israel's decision to send in infantry:
"It was like hunting ... like being given a prize."
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- A senior member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad who
surrendered to Israeli forces in Jenin described the battle as "a very hard
fight" in which both sides took on casualties, but he said he didn't see
"tens of people" killed by the Israeli army.
Tabaat Mardawi spoke Monday to CNN from the Israeli prison where he was
taken after his surrender. His comments were some of the first from a
Palestinian fighter from the battle at the Jenin refugee camp, which was the
scene of Israel's most fierce offensive during Operation Defensive Shield.
Palestinian officials claim hundreds died in what they are calling a
massacre at the camp during Israel's military offensive. Israel vehemently
denies the charge, saying deaths -- including 23 of their own soldiers --
came during fierce fighting. The United Nations has formed a fact-finding
team to investigate the events at the Jenin camp.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad is a militant group dedicated to the creation of
an Islamic Palestinian state and the destruction of Israel.
Mardawi said he and other Palestinian fighters had expected Israel to attack
with planes and tanks. He spoke enthusiastically about Israel's decision to
send in infantry.

"It was like hunting ... like being given a prize. I couldn't believe it
when I saw the soldiers," he said. "The Israelis knew that any soldier who
went into the camp like that was going to get killed."
He added: "I've been waiting for a moment like that for years."
Israel Defense Forces spokesmen have said that the decision to use infantry
to spearhead the attack - rather than using air power and artillery -
stemmed from a desire to limit civilian casualties, even at the risk of
higher IDF casualties.
The decision to take the crowded refugee camp - with its narrow streets and
alleyways - block by block did prove costly to the Israeli forces. In the
worst single incident, Palestinian gunmen ambushed an Israeli unit on April
9 and killed 13 reservists and troops sent to rescue them.
Mardawi drew a map of the camp and talked about the course of the battle.
Their weapons were guns and crudely made bombs and booby traps -- "big ones"
for tanks and "others the size of a water bottle." He estimated 1,000 to
2,000 bombs and booby traps were spread through the camp.
"It was a very hard fight. We fought at close quarters," he said, "sometimes
just a matter of a few meters between us, sometimes even in the same house."
He said there were about 100 Palestinians in the battle -- 60 to 70 fighters
from the camp and 20-30 members of the Palestinian security forces.
That figure is not so different from what Israel has said. The Israel
Defense Forces has said as many as 200 fighters were in the camp but that
about 100 surrendered during the fighting.
Asked about the allegations of a massacre, Mardawi said, "By my own
standard, what happened there was a massacre. But if you are asking, 'Did I
see tens of people killed?' Frankly, no. In my group, we were in an area
with no other people. Three fighters with me were killed. Later when we
started to move from place to place, we saw destroyed houses and could smell
He eventually surrendered when infantry forces disappeared and armored
bulldozers appeared.
"The huge bulldozer came in, and we were in destroyed houses," he said.
"There were no soldiers or tanks. ... There was nothing I could do against
that bulldozer."
"What could I do? I either surrendered or stayed to be buried under the
Israel has said the use of bulldozers was a tactical necessity to end the
fighting and that the devastation of the camp was unfortunate collateral

In Washington, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized
the U.N. investigative effort in Jenin "when we've had dozens of proven
massacres by Arafat when they didn't lift a finger."
"It's irrelevant, unjust, unfair," Netanyahu told the American-Israel Public
Affairs Committee in a speech Monday night. "We should discard [the findings
of the U.N. team], the United States and Israel together."


Yair Davidiy
POB 595
Jerusalem 91004

"Jerusalem News"-21
1. Arutz-7 News Brief – straight talk from the President
2. Only 3% of Palestinians executed in 1st Intifada for collaborating actually worked for Israel
3. ABB contributed DM5 million to Israel Labor Party in return for contracts
4. What Radical Islam Says About Non-Muslims
5. Arutz Sheva
- In brief

1. Subject: Arutz-7 News Brief: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 To: arutz-7@IsraelNationalNews.com
Arutz Sheva News Service
In face of the world's demand to investigate Israel's behavior during the Jenin battles, President Moshe Katzav had this to say today:
"With all due respect to self-righteousness, the international community must stop applying a double-standard. I do not understand why the world community has been silent for over one and a half years in the face of the cruel and brutal massacres that have been perpetrated against the Jewish population throughout the country.
"The world has been silent even as terrorists have taken over the Church of the Nativity, looted it and desecrated it.
"The world has been silent even as terrorists have used ambulances to smuggle weapons and murderers.
"The world has been silent even as mosques have been turned into armories.
"The world has been silent even as primitive, brutal and shocking lynchings have been perpetrated in Nablus [Shechem], Ramallah and Hebron.
"Since our hands are clean, Israel has agreed to a fact-finding mission into what took place in Jenin, where soldiers were killed and wounded merely because we didn't want to harm Palestinian civilians. Israel will not agree to being branded with a mark of shame since our hands are clean. If the UN wants to inquire into what took place, it is welcome - but the inquiry must be held without pre-formed opinions and with clean hands."

Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 15:34:14 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Only 3% of Palestinians executed in 1st Intifada for collaborating actually
worked for Israel
By Amos Harel Ha'aretz 24 April 2002
[Excerpt from "3 Palestinians executed by Fatah in Hebron"]
Most of the Palestinians who have been murdered during the intifada due to
accusations of collaborating with Israel did not recently work as Shin Bet
informers, an Israeli source said yesterday. In most cases, these victims
had no connection with Israel's security establishment or with former
Israeli collaborators.
Recently, an atmosphere of despair and rage in the territories has
encouraged some frustrated organization operatives to search for scapegoats,
the source said. The murder of these suspected collaborators, including
former collaborators who returned to the territories, are sometimes
accompanied by sexual abuse, the source said. Investigations during the
first intifada established that just 3 percent of the hundreds of
Palestinians murdered as suspected collaborators actually worked for the
Shin Bet.
During Operation Defensive Shield, the IDF freed 58 Palestinians who were
incarcerated in Palestinian prisons on suspicion of collaborating with

Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 14:07:34 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
ABB contributed DM5 million to Israel Labor Party in return for contracts
Aaron Lerner Date: 24 April 2002
The German language dpa AFX Internet news service reported charges this
afternoon supported by handritten notes from the German ABB boss that there
is evidence that ABB contrbuted around DM 5 million to Shimon Peres' Labor
Party during the 90's. In return ABB was rewarded with, among other things,
a contract for work at an Israeli coal-fired power station.
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director

From: "Sonshine"
Subject: From CBN.com Website - Quotes about Islam
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 18:06:24 -0500
What Radical Islam Says About Non-Muslims

February 25, 2002
CBN.com -
1. "Jihad is a religious duty imposed by Muslim law for the spread of Islam
... Believers are under obligation to wage war against all unbelievers"
(Encyclopedia Britannica).
2. Muhammad said, "The best deed of man is to believe in Allah and his
apostle ... The second best deed is to participate in Jihad in Allah's
cause" (Hadith, Volume 125).
3. "Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them. Seize them. Beleaguer
them, and lie in wait for them" (Qur'an, Surah 9:5).
4. "Fight them. Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to
disgrace" (Qur'an, Surah 9:15).
5. "O' ye that believe, take not Jews and Christians as your friends and
protectors" (Qur'an, Surah 5:54).
6. "Fight with them until there is no more persecution. Religion should only
be for Allah" (Qur'an, Surah 8:39).
7. "The punishment for those who war against Islam is execution or
crucifixion. Cutting off hands and feet from opposite sides" (Qur'an, Surah
8. The Qur'an teaches that the world exists in two parts, Islam versus the
infidels. Muslims are to forcibly convert all people.
9. Muhammad said, "The last hour will not come until the Muslims fight the
Jews and the Muslims kill them" (Mishkat, page 147).
10. "The United States will have no peace until every sinner leaves Israel"
(Osama Bin Laden).

Arutz Sheva News Service
Thursday, April 25, 2002 / Iyar 13, 5762
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said yesterday that there is no evidence that IDF forces carried out a massacre in Jenin. Speaking before the Senate Appropriations Foreign Operations subcommittee, Powell said, "Clearly people died in Jenin, people who were terrorists died in Jenin and in the [course] of that battle innocent lives may well have been lost… Right now I've seen no evidence of mass graves and I've seen no evidence that would suggest a massacre took place." Powell based his comments on a meeting he had with US Assistant Secretary of State William Burns, who paid a visit to Jenin after the Operation Defensive Shield battles there.
Despite Powell's comments, PLO officials continue to claim that Israel carried out a massacre in Jenin. However, according to an April 22nd report featured on CNN's website (CNN.com), a senior member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad who surrendered to Israeli forces there describes the battle as "a very hard fight" in which both sides took casualties, but said he didn't see "tens of people" killed by the Israeli army.

This morning some 2,500 runners, including Knesset Chairman Avraham Burg and Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, took part in the annual Jerusalem Marathon. The runners set out from Safra Square and finished in Teddy Stadium… IDF forces are still searching for three terrorists suspected of having infiltrated into the southern Golan Heights from Syria during the night, near the community of Ramat HaMagshimim. Trackers found the footprints near the border area around midnight last night… As a result of ongoing negotiations between Israel and the PLO, nine young Arabs were allowed to leave the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, and the bodies of two Arab gunmen were also removed. Over 200 PLO gunmen, amongst them wanted terrorists, are still holding hostage dozens of Christian clergy members and others inside the church…

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 00:25:31 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
LONDON [MENL] -- Britain has relayed to its Arab allies that the government
of Prime Minister Tony Blair does not plan an imminent weapons embargo on
Arab diplomatic sources said the British message cited contractual
obligations. They said British companies cannot end the supply of components
and subsystems to Israel without running afoul of U.S. contractors.
"This is, unfortunately, impossible for operational reasons," a former
senior British official told the Saudi-owned A-Sharq Al Awsat daily,
published in London.
The diplomatic sources said, however, that Britain has pledged to be far
more careful in granting export licenses for the sale of weapons to Israel.
Last year, Britain sold about $18 million worth of ammunition and components
to the Jewish state.

"Jerusalem News"-22
1. IRA 'is teaching Palestinians how to blow up Israeli soldiers' in West Bank
2. Saudi Telethon Host Calls for Enslaving Jewish Women
3. Jerusalem Post - Gunmen stole gold, crucifixes, escaped monks report
4. Young Terror Victim to Be Laid To Rest

1. Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 03:01:08 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il

IRA 'is teaching Palestinians how to blow up Israeli soldiers' in West Bank
By David Bamber, Home Affairs Correspondent The Sunday Telegraph 28 April
[IMRA: It should be recalled that Senator Mitchell was appointed to propose
a path to peace between Israel and the Palestinians in light of his
"success" in Ireland....]
THE IRA has been teaching Palestinian terrorists to build booby-trap bombs
for use against Israeli soldiers, according to a British explosives expert
working in the Jenin refugee camp.
Paul Collinson, a former Royal Engineers bomb disposal officer working for
the Red Cross, said that the devices he had found were identical in every
detail to those he had encountered in Northern Ireland.
He told The Telegraph that he had discovered more than 200 explosive devices
while working in the camp in the West Bank after the recent Israeli
invasion. He said that he was convinced that the bombs were either supplied
by the IRA or made under their supervision.
He said: "When I saw the bombs it was like a flashback to Northern Ireland.
"The pipe bombs I found in Jenin are exact replicas of those in Northern
Ireland. The size of bomb, the way they put the nail in, the way of igniting
it with a light-bulb filament, where they drilled the holes through, the use
of a command wire and the means of initiating the bomb; these are all the
"They have all the hallmarks of originating from Ireland. When you put two
and two together then it seems that they could well have been trained by the
Thirteen Israeli soldiers were killed in the street battle for Jenin, which
was thought to be a centre of activity for Palestinian suicide bombers.
Mr Collinson said that the booby-trap bombs used in Jenin and Northern
Ireland were made from the same ingredients - nitrogen-based fertiliser,
diesel and sugar.
He also suggested that the tactics used by Palestinian militants in the
battle for Jenin mirrored those of IRA attacks on British soldiers.
He said: "The bombs were placed in alleyways and in houses. The Palestinians
attempted to lure the soldiers into these alleyways which were
booby-trapped, and then explode the devices with a command wire. I have seen
similar tactics used by the IRA in Armagh, Londonderry and Belfast."
Despite working as an explosives expert in the Palestinian territories over
the past two years - as well as Egypt, Colombia, Afghanistan and other
countries since leaving Northern Ireland - Mr Collinson has not seen
replicas of the IRA bombs anywhere other than recently in Jenin.
The revelation will fuel international concerns about the role being played
by the IRA during its ceasefire. Israel has already raised concerns about
links between the Republicans and Palestinian groups. It is known that the
IRA had contacts with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in
the 1970s. In the 1980s, IRA members travelled to Libya to meet Palestinian
As The Telegraph disclosed last month, the Israeli intelligence service
Mossad asked British security agencies to check on the movements of known
IRA killers to help identify a sniper who shot dead seven soldiers and three
civilians in 25 minutes - using 25 bullets from a bolt-action rifle.

2. From: imra@netvision.net.il
Saudi Telethon Host Calls for Enslaving Jewish Women
From the Saudi Information Service.
[ This article taken from National Review April 26, 2002
http://www.nationalreview.com/document/document042602.asp ]
(WASHINGTON DC) April 26, 2002 .The Saudi Information Agency has obtained a
tape by prominent government official cleric Shaikh Saad Al-Buraik calling
for enslaving Jewish women. The tape is called "a Monkey Desecrates Mosque,"
and was delivered in a Riyadh government mosque. The monkey refers to Jews.
Al-Buraik, a Wahhabi cleric, is closely tied to Prince AbdulAziz Ben Fahd,
the king's youngest son, and member of the Saudi delegation accompanying
Crown Prince Abdullah on his current visit.

About America he said:
I am against America until this life ends, until the Day of Judgment;
I am against America even if the stone liquefies
My hatred of America, if part of it was contained in the universe, it would
She is the root of all evils, and wickedness on earth.
Who else implanted the tyrants in our land, who else nurtured oppression?
Oh Muslim Ummah don't take the Jews and Christians as allies.
Jewish women as slaves he says:
Muslim Brothers in Palestine, do not have any mercy neither compassion on
the Jews, their blood, their money, their flesh. Their women are yours to
take, legitimately. God made them yours. Why don't you enslave their women?
Why don't you wage jihad? Why don't you pillage them?

From: Sharon Lindstrom
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 4:41 PM
Subject: Jerusalem Post April 24, 2002
I could not find any mention of this incident in my U.S. papers. Again, I strongly suspect that had it been IDF soldiers in the church "opening doors and stealing everything" and "beating and attacking clergymen" then the story would be on the front page of every single major paper and media website in the world.
This is atrocious. It is only fair that it be given the same equal coverage as it most certainly would if the positions were reversed.
Why are we not getting balanced reports?
Sharon Lindstrom
PO Box 1486
Hillsboro, NH 03244
Gunmen stole gold, crucifixes, escaped monks report
By Margot Dudkevitch
Three Armenian monks, who had been held hostage by the Palestinian gunmen inside the Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, managed to flee the church area via a side gate yesterday morning. They immediately thanked the soldiers for rescuing them.
They told army officers the gunmen had stolen gold and other property, including crucifixes and prayer books, and had caused damage.
The three elderly monks were assisted by soldiers. One of them held a white cloth banner with the words "Please help."
One of the monks, Narkiss Korasian, later told reporters: "They stole everything, they opened the doors one by one and stole everything... they stole our prayer books and four crosses... they didn't leave anything. Thank you for your help, we will never forget it."
Israeli officials said the monks said the gunmen had also begun beating and attacking clergymen.

Arutz 7 Israel National News
Young Terror Victim to Be Laid To Rest
5-year-old Daniella Shefi, the youngest Jew murdered in yesterday’s Arab terrorist attack in the community of Adura, will be laid to rest this morning in the Kiryat Gat cemetery. Shefi was killed early Saturday morning when three Arabs disguised as IDF soldiers infiltrated Adura, west of Hevron, and began firing automatic weapons into windows of homes. Three other Israelis were killed and seven others were wounded, one seriously, in the attack.

At around 9:15 AM the Arabs succeeded in cutting a hole in the Adura’s security fence. The Arabs then began shooting inside the windows of homes and then tried to break in to random homes. The attack began while many men in the town, including members of the emergency first-response unit, were inside of the synagogue for Sabbath morning prayers.

Shefi was killed when the terrorists managed to enter her home and fatally shoot her as she lay in her bed. Pictures taken from inside of Shefi’s bedroom show her blood soaked Mickey Mouse sheets. Shefi’s mother and two brothers, who were also in the house, were amongst the wounded.

Also murdered in the attack were 45-year-old Katya Greenberg and two members of the town’s emergency response team, 50-year-old Ya’akov Katz, and 22-year-old Erik Becker. Greenberg was murdered when the terrorists broke into her home, and managed to shoot her at close range in her second floor bedroom. Katz and Becker died in an exchange of gunfire with the Arabs. Greenberg’s husband Vladimir, who was amongst the wounded, is listed in serious condition at an area hospital following several hours of emergency surgery.

After the attack, which lasted for about 15 minutes, the terrorists fled through the same hole in the fence they had entered. IDF soldiers pursued the terrorists and managed to kill one after he opened fire at the troops in the village of Tufeh, east of Adura. The other two terrorists managed to escape.

On Saturday afternoon Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz permitted camera crews to enter the homes of the victims to enable them to get a first-hand look at the scene of the latest PLO terror attack. Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said that the international community should view the images from inside of Danielle Shefi’s bedroom to see what a real massacre looks like.

Following the attack MK Avigdor Lieberman, (Yisrael Beitenu party), said that Israel should respond by carrying out a military assault on Yasser Arafat's Mukata headquarters. He said that the murderers of Tourism Minister Rechavam Ze’evi should be arrested along with Fuad Shubaki, the mastermind behind the Karin A arms-smuggling operation.
Arutz Sheva Israel Broadcasting Network webmaster@israelnationalnews.com


Yair Davidiy
POB 595
Jerusalem 91004

"Jerusalem News"-23

1. Re: Jerusalem News 22
2. Four people murdered in Adora - details of the victims
5. Letter regarding news reports

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 12:58:02 -0500
From: Orjan Svensson
Subject: Re: "Jerusalem News"-22
Wednesday April 24 there was a large article with heading "Israel behover vart
stod - inte vart fordomande" ("Israel needs our support - not our condemnation")
in a local newspaper, with a circulation of about 35,000 copies dayly (except Sundays).
The article was signed by the local political leaders of the Center Party (previously Farmer's Party)
and the Christian Democratic Party, as well as by a politician from Folkpartiet Liberalerna
(people's party, liberals), a social democrat, another christian democrat who by the way sits in the EU parliament,
a pastor and a vicar. The authors of the article argue that the Swedish population
should give more support to Israel's war against terror.
My over-all impression is that large segments of the Swedish population still
is friendly towards Israel, but there exist substantial anti-Israel elements,
especially in certain areas of the country and amongst communists and other leftist groups.
In the local news-papers where I live there are quite often pro-Israel articles,
but in the nationwide leftist press the enemies of Israel dominate.
God bless you,Orjan

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 06:17:40 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Four people murdered in Adora - details of the victims

Four people murdered in Adora - details of the victims
Source: Foreign Ministry
Four people were murdered Apr 27, 2002 when terrorists dressed in IDF
uniforms and combat gear cut through the settlement's defensive perimeter
fence and entered Adora, west of Hebron. The terrorists entered several
homes, firing on people in their bedrooms.
The attack took place at about 9 AM on Saturday morning in the hilltop
community of Adora, northwest of Hebron. At least two terrorists, wearing
IDF uniforms and flak jackets, armed with Kalashnikov and M-16 assault
rifles, infiltrated the community. They entered several homes, killing
5-year-old Danielle Shefi, who was playing in her parents' bedroom, and
Katrina Greenberg, asleep in her bedroom, and injuring seven others. Arik
Becker and Ya'acov Katz were killed as they and others from the community's
response team exchanged fire with the terrorists.
Danielle Shefi, 5:
Ya'acov Shefi, a policeman who serves in the Hebron district, was attending
Shabbat services in the synagogue when he heard gunshots. He raced toward
his home and saw two people near the dining-room door wearing army uniforms
and flak jackets. "I asked them what had happened. They didn't answer and
began shooting at me," he said.
Unarmed, he ran to a neighbor's house in order to find out what had happened
to his family, and learned his daughter had been killed and his wife and two
sons wounded. "I saw my wife Shiri being carried out on a stretcher, and she
called out, 'They murdered our daughter,' " he said.
Shiri was in the bedroom playing with her three children. A terrorist
entered the bedroom and sprayed them with gunfire. She pushed the terrorist
out, closed the door and hid with the children underneath the bed. She told
them not to cry. Five-year-old Danielle, who was shot in the head, was
killed. Eliad, 2, his brother, Uriel, 4, and their mother, Shiri, were
lightly injured.
Ya'acov Shefi said: "Danielle, who never hurt anyone and who was taught to
love and respect all human beings, Jew or Arab, was murdered in her parents'
bedroom - which for her should have been the safest place."
Danielle Shefi will be buried in Kiryat Gat. She is survived by her parents
and two younger brothers.
Arik Becker, 22:
Arik Becker, who grew up in Adora, completed his army service in the
engineering corps several months ago, and was attending preparatory college
courses in Ariel.

Katrina (Katya) Greenberg, 45:
Katya and Vladimir had met while attending university in Moldova. The
Greenbergs immigrated to Israel from 11 years ago, and have lived in Adora
since then. Katya, who worked at a home for the mentally retarded, returned
home on Saturday morning from a night shift and had gone to sleep.

Their son Natan (14) was also injured. Their second son Ilya (20), was
asleep in another room and was spared. The eldest son, Albert (24) lives
with his grandmother in Kiryat Gat and had just returned home from reserve
Katrina Greenberg leaves behind her husband and their three sons, as well as
her parents and sister, who live in Leningrad.

Ya'acov Katz, 51:
Ya'acov Katz immigrated to Israel 13 years ago from Tadjikstan, where he had
founded a large Zionist club and taught Hebrew. An electronic engineer by
profession, Ya'acov was one of the founders of the technological center in
Kiryat Arba.

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 19:20:11 +0200
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Palestinian terrorists are now concentrating on attacks on a larger scale than Israel has ever known - "Satanic," one security source called them. One such attack was thwarted over the weekend when Israeli forces, acting on intelligence information that Israel had previously transferred to the U.S., raided the PLO-controlled city of Kalkilye and found the carbomb that was to be used to blow up a Tel Aviv skyscraper. Three terrorists were killed and 46 more were arrested, including wanted terrorists, during the IDF raid in the Kalkilye terrorist stronghold. One of those killed was local PFLP head Mussa Ibrahim Nazal, who was responsible for the suicide murders at the Karnei Shomron pizzeria that killed three Israeli teenagers. The IDF also uncovered bomb-making factories and explosives during the operation.
A heavily-armed Moslem terrorist crossed the Jordanian border into Israel this morning and attempted to infiltrate into one of the Jordan Valley communities. An IDF force, tipped off to his presence by intelligence sources, shot and seriously wounded the terrorist. He was carrying more than one weapon and much ammunition.
Although there were no signs of a narrowing gap in the two sides' positions, representatives of Israel and the PA sat down for a meeting this afternoon regarding the nearly four-week long Church of the Nativity standoff. In accordance with expectations, no progress was made. The armed Arabs inside the building continue to hold clergymen hostage until they are allowed to pass freely to Gaza. Israel, however, insists that they must either give themselves up or agree to be deported to a foreign country forever.

Five-year-old Danielle Shefi, the youngest of the four Jews murdered in yesterday's Arab terrorist attack in Adura, will be laid to rest this morning in Kiryat Gat. She was killed early yesterday morning when two Arabs disguised as IDF soldiers infiltrated the west-of-Hevron community and began firing automatic weapons into homes. Seven residents were wounded, including one seriously and three listed in moderate condition.

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1. Don't give up 1967 lands, DeLay tells Israel lobby
2. New Sudanese Government Military Offensive – over 20,000 dhimmi's displaced

Don't give up 1967 lands, DeLay tells Israel lobby
April 24, 2002
By Barbara Slavin, USA TODAY
Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas
WASHINGTON House Majority Whip Tom DeLay suggested Tuesday that Israel
should not withdraw from territory captured in the 1967 war, and he equated
Israel's struggle against the Palestinians with the U.S. war on terrorism.
DeLay's remarks were the latest example of unflinching support for Israel
among many U.S. conservative Christians. The Texas Republican got a
half-dozen standing ovations from a Washington conference of the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the chief pro-Israel lobbying group.
In his speech Tuesday, DeLay called Israel "the lone fountain of liberty"
in the Middle East and said Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's
administration is "nothing more than a holding company for terrorist
DeLay also suggested that Israel should not return territory despite the
Bush administration's call for an independent Palestinian state in the West
Bank and Gaza.
He pointedly changed the phrase "West Bank" in the text of his speech to
"Judea and Samaria," terms used by those who claim these biblical Jewish
territories should remain part of the modern Jewish state. "I've toured
Judea and Samaria," he said, "and stood on the Golan Heights (captured from
Syria in 1967). I didn't see occupied territory. I saw Israel."

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All This While They're All Nit-Picking at Little Israel !!! No wonder one version of 'Islam' means 'to surrender'. Well from what I am seeing of its brutal side then my motto is 'Never Surrender.'
Forwarding on ( courtesy of Mr John Eibner of the Christian Solidarity International, Switzerland. )
With kindest regards
CSI Press Release
April 21, 2001
New Sudanese Government Military Offensive
Over 20,000 Black, Non-Muslims Displaced
(Alek, S. Sudan/Zurich/Los Angeles, April 21, 2002) Yesterday, the armed forces of the Government of Sudan (GOS) launched a major offensive to capture the strategically important town of Gogrial, northern Bahr El Ghazal, Southern Sudan. Two brigades emanating from the GOS garrison at Wau, under the command of Brig. Gen. Mahmoud Abdel Tahir, are currently 19 miles southeast of Gogrial, with three helicopter gunships and two Antonov bombers assaulting civilian targets, according to the SPLM/A Civil Commissioner of Gogrial County, James Lual.
Speaking today to CSI, Lual reported that over 20,000 civilians have already been displaced, with the number expected to increase dramatically as the battle for Gogrial intensifies. The civilian population of Gogrial town was evacuated yesterday. The local civil administration is moving the displaced population to more secure areas. The number of dead and wounded is still unknown.
Commissioner Lual urged the UN and Western governments to commence an immediate airlift of emergency humanitarian aid to the displaced thousands of Bahr El Ghazal and western Upper Nile, and called for the suspension of U.S. peace talks with Khartoum as long it violates its US-brokered undertaking to protect civilians.
Last week, the Sudanese Army set the stage for its current offensive in Bahr El Ghazal. On Friday, April 12, government troops attacked and burned the villages of Loolthou and Tharkueng, a short distance from Wau. On Thursday, April 18, aid workers reported serious fighting between government forces and the SPLA in the vicinity of Wau. (IRIN, April 19, 2002)

On Friday, April 18, the UN Commission on Human Rights passed by one vote a resolution calling on the GOS "to cease immediately all indiscriminate aerial bombardments and attacks against the civilian population". (UN Commission on Human Rights, E/CN.4/2002/L.27)
The Government of Sudan has declared a jihad against the Black, non-Muslim population of Southern Sudan that continues to resist Islamization and Arabization. Since 1983, an estimated two million Southern Sudanese have died as a result of this civil war. (end)


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1. Re: "Jerusalem News"-23
2. The Arab Nazi Connection
3. A Litany of Current Worldwide Anti-Semitism
4. WSJ Jewish Students Article
5. News from Hebron: The IDF liberates Hebron

From: Robert Brenner
Subject: Re: "Jerusalem News"-23
<<I have found The Fox News tobe the better of the ones here in the USA.
Maybe these reports should be going to them also.
I agree. Fox News is by far more balanced and fair than CNN and all of the
others, who are quite biased in their reporting. Fox NEEDS to be kept
informed. Thanks.
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The Arab Nazi Connection

Yasser Arafat’s hatred of Jews, one that animates many Palestinian Arabs
today, is traceable to the influence of his uncle, Nazi war criminal Haj
Amin Muhammad al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Husseini was a
leader of the 1920 Arab riots where terror against Jews was introduced into
a previously peaceful Palestine. British Mandate Governor General Herbert
Samuel subsequently appointed him Mufti of Jerusalem. As Mufti, he
instigated murderous pogroms against Jews in 1921, 1929, and during the
1936-1939 rebellion. Husseini consolidated his control over the Palestinian
Arabs with a campaign of murder against Jews and Arabs, the recruitment of
armed militias, and the raising of funds from around the Muslim world by
means of promulgating anti-Jewish propaganda. Certainly there are echoes of
Husseini today in his nephew Arafat.

Husseini became a supporter of the Nazi “final solution” to the “Jewish
question” in the early days of Hitler’s regime. In 1939, when his Nazi
sympathies came to the attention of the British, he fled to Berlin where
Adolf Hitler personally welcomed him. The Nazi’s lodged Husseini
comfortably, for the duration of the war, in a confiscated Hebrew School and
set him up as Prime Minister in exile of a pro-Nazi pan-Arab government. His
foreign minister in exile was Iraqi exile Rashid Ali al-Kilani and his war
minister Fawsi al-Kaukji. The Nazi Foreign Ministry paid him $10,000 per
month and Himmlers SS transferred portions of the “sonderfund,” funds
confiscated from Jews, for his use in setting up pro-Nazi and anti-Jewish
activities in the Arab world.
According to documentation from the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, the SS
helped finance Husseini’s efforts in the 1936-39 uprising in Palestine.
Adolf Eichmann actually visited Palestine and met Husseini at that time and
subsequently maintained regular contact with him later in Berlin. Heinrich
Himmler, head of the SS, took Husseini on tours of Auschwitz and financed
his Moslem academy in Dresden, set up by the Nazis as a training ground for
their envisioned Nazi/Muslim puppet government. Husseini recruited Bosnian
Muslims in Nazi occupied Yugoslavia in his efforts to ethnically cleanse
their country of Jews. When the Red Cross offered to mediate with Eichmann
in a trade between German citizens and 10,000 Jewish children being sent
from Poland to the Theresienstadt death camp, Husseini directly intervened
with Himmler and was successful in canceling the exchange.
After the 1942-allied victory against Nazi Field Marshall Erwin Rommel at
El Alamein, Egypt, Husseini, broadcasting in Arabic, implored his Arab
followers to continue supporting a potential Nazi conquest of Palestine. The
Mufti was planning a triumphant return and had plans to construct a death
camp, modeled after Auschwitz, near Nablus. Husseini incited his pro-Nazi
followers in his broadcast with the words “Arise, o sons of Arabia. Fight
for your sacred rights. Slaughter Jews wherever you find them. Their spilled
blood pleases Allah, our history and religion. That will save our honor.” In
late 1944, in a final desperate attempt to trigger a pro-Nazi Arab
rebellion, Husseini’s agents, a German-Arab commando unit, parachuted into
Palestine and poisoned Tel Aviv’s wells.
Husseini, declared a war criminal at Nuremberg and sought by Yugoslavia
after the war, fled to Egypt where he spent the rest of his life, he died in
1974, contributing to an Arab network of espionage, sabotage, and
anti-Jewish propaganda that involved many former Nazis and Nazi
sympathizers. In his memoirs, he wrote, “Our fundamental condition for
cooperating with Germany was a free hand to eradicate every last Jew from
Palestine and the Arab world. I asked Hitler for an explicit undertaking to
allow us to solve the Jewish problem in a manner befitting our national and
racial aspirations and according to the scientific methods innovated by
Germany in the handling of its Jews. The answer I got was: ‘The Jews are
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A Litany of Current Worldwide Anti-Semitism

LA Times—April 28th, 2002
"Europe and Israel: Trust Is Eroding"

In Britain, where the country's chief rabbi recently asserted that "British
Jewry is suffering the worst anti-Semitism since the Holocaust," anti-Israel
sentiments run strong. London's Harrods department store temporarily removed
some Israeli products from its shelves. British poet and Oxford lecturer Tom
Paulin, said that American-born Jewish settlers in Israel should be shot. A
London Arabic newspaper printed a poem in praise of Palestinian suicide
bombers by Saudi Ambassador Ghazi Algosaibi. Police across England logged 15
major anti-Semitic incidents during April, including physical assaults,
vandalism, graffiti and hate mail. Perhaps more disturbing, though, has been
the muted reaction from other religious leaders, some of whom, denying that
the Jewish people have a valid historic link to the Holy Land, have scorned
efforts by the archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, to promote and
encourage Jewish-Palestinian reconciliation.
In Amsterdam, an anti-Israel crowd carrying more pictures of Adolf Hitler
and swastikas than the Dutch have seen since the Nazi occupation, marched
under Stars of David superimposed on swastikas while chanting "Sieg Heil,"
"Jews into the sea" and "Al Yahud Kalb" ("Jews are dogs," in Arabic).

In Paris, five EU governments condemned the wave of synagogue bombings
across Europe as "racist and xenophobic violence constitut[ing] a total
violation of the principles of liberty, democracy and human rights." But at
almost the same moment, the French government joined Belgium Sweden,
Austria, Spain and Portugal in voting for a U.N. Human Rights Commission
resolution condoning violent Palestinian "self-defense" while failing to
denounce suicide attacks on Israeli civilians.
In Brussels, the EU capital, diamond merchants informed Israeli businessmen
that the Belgian government is considering a commercial boycott of Israel.
Meanwhile, the humanitarian organization Oxfam lobbied Belgium's largest
supermarket chain to ban Israeli products. This outburst of anti-Israel
moral indignation coincided with a daytime beating of Brussels' chief rabbi
and a warning to Jews not to wear traditional religious garb in public.
In Berlin, the government announced a temporary embargo on some military
sales to Israel. At around the same time, Jews were warned not to wear
religious garments that could expose them to attacks, and vandals in the
western German town of Herford painted the local synagogue with the words:
"Six million were not enough."
In Copenhagen, the National Union of General Workers, a part of the
government, decided to go ahead with an economic boycott of Israel. At the
same time, the Islamic extremist Hizb-ut-Tahrir party distributed leaflets
in the Danish capital's Israel Square urging people to "kill the Jews."
In Oslo, the supermarket chain Coop Norge made an unsuccessful attempt to
organize a Scandinavian-wide boycott of Israel products. The Norwegian
Confederation of Trade Unions called on the government to boycott Israel,
At Kiev's main synagogue, a skinhead mob beat up Rabbi Moshe Azman and
worshippers and smashed windows. After a second attack on Jews, this time in
southern Ukraine, government officials condemned the violence, but they
insisted it was merely an outburst by young soccer hooligans unrelated to
anti-Semitism or the Middle East....
Original Article - Click Here

From: "Briggs, Robert"
Subject: WSJ Jewish Students Article
Hello Yair,
In today's issue of the Wall Street Journal (4-29-02) there is a front page
article I thought you'd find of interest. Vanderbilt University's Rabbi
Davis is actively seeking Jewish students for this university, which located
in the U.S. Bible-belt of Nashville, Tennessee. Apparently, it is one of
many universities seeking top Jewish students to help raise their academic
standing. The article further states that the "...competition for top Jewish
students is prompting a flurry of new Jewish cultural centers and Judaic
Studies programs at universities across the country...including some
officially Christian campuses..."
Vanderbilt's Chancellor Gordon Gee "...says niche marketing to Jewish
students is part of his 'elite strategy' to lift Vanderbilt to Ivy League
status." "Jewish students, by culture and by ability and by the very nature
of their liveliness, make a university a much more habitable place in terms
of intellectual life." However, some U.S. Jews "...say it perpetuates an
unfounded perception--of Jews as an intellectual elite--that demeans other
groups in comparison and has been used over the years to stir anti-Semitic
Last year's college-bound Jewish seniors averaged 1161 out of a possible
1600 on the SAT college-entrance exam. That was second only to Unitarians
who averaged 1209 among 35 religions. The U.S. national average SAT score is
Bob Briggs
Alpharetta, GA

5.Subject: News from Hebron: The IDF liberates Hebron
April 28, 2002

IDF liberates Hebron
Early this morning the Israeli Defense Forces began a major military
operation in Hebron. The entire city was retaken, including the Abu Sneneh
and Harat a'Shech hills, which surround Hebron's Jewish community. A number
of dangerous terrorists were killed, including several major Tanzim leaders.
Their terrorist chief, Zaloum, was eliminated by Israeli forces last week.
Other terrorists were apprehended and taken for questioning. There were no
Israeli casualties.
According to statements made by military sources on Israel radio, this
military operation is in reaction to the Shabbat massacre at the Adura
community, several miles outside of Hebron. Amongst those killed was five
year old Danielle Sheffi, (see pictures:
[http://www.hebron.org.il/daniellesheffi.htm] ) whose grandparents, Yitzhak
and Yona ben Hevron, live in Kiryat Arba. Yitzhak ben Hevron (Hilleli) was
born in Hebron and survived the 1929 massacre, when 67 Jews were murdered by
their Arab neighbors and another 70 were injured.

"Jerusalem News"-26

1. Saudis directly paid families of suicide bombers and Hamas, Jihad
2. The two faces of Saudi Arabia
3. It takes a village to raise a suicide bomber
4. For those who think we are exempt from terror in the US

1. Saudis directly paid families of suicide bombers and Hamas, Jihad
Aaron Lerner
Date: 30 April 2002
Israel Radio reported this evening that documents captured in Operation
Defensive Shield prove that the Saudis directly gave support to the families
of suicide bombers and also transferred funds to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
According to the captured documents in 2000 the Saudis paid five thousand
dollars to each of one hundred families of Palestinians who carried out
terror attacks.
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director
IWebsite: http://www.imra.org

From: Eliezer
Subject: The two faces of Saudi Arabia
The Washington Times
The two faces of Saudi Arabia
House Editorial
Published 4/12/2002
In a bizarre op-ed essay in The Washington Post, Prince Bandar bin Sultan,
Saudi Arabia's longtime ambassador to the United States, asserted, "While
Islamic countries should continue to focus on fighting international
terrorism, confronting Israeli violence against Palestinians should be a
priority." Given its history as a major bankroller of terrorism, Saudi
Arabia would have other priorities if it were really interested in
"fighting international terrorism."
Reading through Prince Bandar's essay, we would never know, for example,
that he represents the nation called home by 15 of the 19 terrorists
responsible for massacring thousands of Americans and hundreds of foreign
nationals on September 11.
Nor would we know from the prince's essay that Saudi Arabia is the home of
Wahhabism, the fanatical brand of violence- obsessed Islam that the Saudi
royal family not only embraces on the Arabian peninsula but exports
throughout the world as well.
Nor would we know from the prince's essay that for years Saudi
petrodollars have financed thousands of madrassahs, the "schools" that
have radicalized Islamic students by relentlessly preaching "jihad" - holy
war - against Christian and Jewish "infidels." Saudi money has spread the
hateful message of Wahhabism throughout Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
In fact, the vitriol that pollutes the Saudi landscape has even found its
way to Saudi-sponsored Islamic schools in Virginia.
Nor would we know from the prince's essay that adherents of Wahhabism have
been responsible for most of the major terrorist assaults against the West
in recent years. As Stephen Schwartz, who is writing a book about
Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia, observed in an article in the Spectator of
London: "Bin Laden is a Wahhabi. So are the suicide bombers in Israel. So
are [bin Laden´s] Egyptian allies, who exulted as they stabbed foreign
tourists to death at Luxor. . . . So are the Algerian terrorists." And so
are the Taliban-styled guerrillas in Kashmir who attacked the Indian
parliament last year.

By Rabbi Mark Smilowitz
It takes a village to raise a suicide bomber
It takes parents to encourage their child to murder as his final act in
this world.
It takes friends and neighbors to congratulate the proud parents and
revere them as heroes.
It takes imams to command children to saturate the land with their
own blood while spilling the blood of the infidels.
It takes religious teachers to promise paradise to those who blow
themselves to bits in public centers.
It takes schools and textbooks to feed the hungry minds of children
with the Nazi-style hate.
It takes daily doses of government-run newspapers, TV, and radio
spreading vicious lies to demonize the enemy.
It takes summer camps to train children to blow up themselves and
the enemy in glorious jihad.
It takes museums to celebrate previous suicide mass murders
joyously re-enacting the blast, complete with fake blood and body
parts of the innocent victims.
It takes a community to dance in the streets to celebrate the murder
of thousands abroad by holy martyrs.
It takes government finances to reimburse the honored family of the
suicide bombers.
It takes engineers, managers and trainers to facilitate and orchestrate
the homicidal attack.
It takes medical personnel to use Red Crescent ambulances to sneak
suicide bomb belts into enemy territory.
It takes the village chieftain to oversee it all and give his blessing.
It takes a village to raise a suicide bomber.

"Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a
peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved... For the Lord is our judge,
the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is He who will save us."
Isaiah 33:20-22

( Very interesting perspective, food for thought for those who think we are exempt from terror here in the US. Sal )

By Joseph Farah

Pat Buchanan, Oliver North, Robert Novak and a host of other
self-proclaimed conservatives are beating the drum for a Palestinian
state to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict.

I wonder what these good Americans would have to say if Spanish-speaking
residents in the southwest decided they were going to take over California,
Arizona, New Mexico and Texas and declare it an independent state.

I wonder what they would say if these activists went beyond lobbying for
their cause and resorted to terrorism.

I wonder what they would say if Mexico and other Latin American nations
began actively aiding the militarization of these terrorists ס shipping arms,
providing oil dollars and labeling U.S. attempts to quell the disturbances as
equivalent to Nazi tactics.

Actually I don't wonder at all. I know exactly what Buchanan, North and
Novak would have to say about such a development. They would show no
mercy to the insurrectionists. There would be no negotiations. There would
be no land concessions. Force would be met with overwhelming force.

Is this a far-fetched hypothetical? Is this scenario a mere invention to
make a point? Absolutely not. In fact, just such a movement modeled
after the Palestinian struggle is organizing in the southwest United
States right now.

Haven't heard of it yet? You will. America's "Palestine" is called Aztlan.

The activists working on behalf of this cause actually see themselves as
"America's Palestinians." And, just like the original Palestinians in
the Middle East, their agenda actually goes beyond the creation of a new
independent state and seems designed to undermine the power and
sovereignty of the United States.

The leaders of this movement are meeting continuously with extremists
from the Islamic world, and you can read for yourself how they have been
inspired by the Palestinian cause, and even adopted the most vicious
forms of anti-Semitism in the process, by reading their own words on
their own website. http://www.aztlan.org/

"There are great similarities between the political and economic
condition of the Palestinians in occupied Palestine and that of La Raza
in the southwest United States," explains an editorial from last year in
La Voz de Aztlan in Los Angeles, the city seen as the future capital of
the new Hispanic state.

Los Angeles, you see, is the southwestern U.S. version of Jerusalem.

The editorial goes on to draw analogies between the Arab uprising in Israel
and gang violence in Los Angeles.

"The similarities are many," says the editorial. "The primary one, of course,
is the fact that both La Raza and the Palestinians have been displaced by
invaders that have utilized military means to conquer and occupy our territories.
The takeover of our respective lands by foreign elements occurred 100 years
apart. For La Raza, it happened in 1848 when Mexico lost the southwest at the
end of the Mexican-American War and the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. For the Palestinians, it occurred in 1948 when the Zionist Jewish People's Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum and signed the 'Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel' on the day in which the British Mandate
over Palestine expired."

Are you getting the picture?

I first wrote about this movement last fall, and I fully expected it would attract more attention following Sept. 11. After all, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest terrorists have used America's unpatrolled, unguarded borders with Mexico and Canada to infiltrate our country and to bring in arms and munitions. It's about time the American people learned there is an organized fifth column of U.S. activists who
would be only too glad to assist Islamic terrorists in their jihad against the Yankee imperialists. This is an alliance long in the making.

The logic and rationale for this movement is the same logic and rationale (if you can call it that) being employed to make the case for a Palestinian state. Americans need to understand this argument can and will be used against them soon.

What are Buchanan, North and Novak going to say about this movement,
should it ever gain momentum, after all their pro-Palestine rhetoric?
What will be their moral argument against the independence movement?
What will be their rationale for America's defense against such attacks?

The U.S. is ignoring a budding "intifada" in its own backyard, while choosing to
tell the Israelis they must carve up their own tiny state to make a homeland for dangerous radicals who want only to destroy them.

"Jerusalem News"-27
1. FBI: No Paper Trail to 9-11 in Afghanistan, MSNBC
2. Arutz Sheva News Service
- It's final: Arafat paid for terrorism
- Battle in Shechem
- Sharon under pressure from both sides
- American support
- Jewish suspects' custody extended
- Meimad gets new MK
- Military colleges in Jerusalem?
- Inside the mind of Egypt's chief psychiatrist

1. Date: Sat, 04 May 2002 12:28:14 -0400
From: Laurie Mylroie <sam11@erols.com>
Subject: FBI: No Paper Trail to 9-11 in Afghanistan, MSNBC

NB: That there is no paper trail to 9-11 in Afghanistan may suggest that
Afghanistan was, at most, tangentially related to the attack and that the
paper trail is elsewhere, like in Baghdad.
FBI: Hijackers left few warnings
Probe in Afghanistan shows no mention of Sept. 11 plot
The FBI mission leans more towards prevention now, but the
task is steep with few clues. NBC's Pete Williams reports.
By Pete Williams
May 3 - The FBI's mission has changed from arresting and
prosecuting those who might have been involved in terrorist operations to
trying to prevent future attacks. But top officials say it is a huge
challenge, given how few warning signs the September 11 hijackers displayed,
with little or no paper trail.
UNITED STATES investigators searching through caves and
buildings abandoned by al-Qaida in Afghanistan have reached a disturbing
conclusion. Among the thousands of documents discovered, not a single sheet
of paper - not even one computer entry - mentions any aspect of the
September 11 terrorist attacks.
The 19 hijackers left no trail in America, either. They were,
the FBI director says, highly disciplined.
"They contacted no known terrorist sympathizers," says FBI
Director Robert Mueller. "They committed no egregious crimes. They dressed
and acted like Americans, shopping and eating at places like Wal-Mart and
Pizza Hut, blending into the woodwork all the while."
There are so few clues that officials worry another al-Qaida
group with similar training could be in the United States now, laying low
and planning another attack.

At the new Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, agents look
for better ways to spot potential terrorists trying to enter the country,
among the nearly 500,000 border crossings every year and those already here.
"I heard recently someone I work with say, it's like finding a
needle in a needle stack," says Steven McCraw, a member of the task force.
"I think that he understated the problem."
Since September 11, officials tell NBC News, several known
terrorists, including some from al-Qaida, managed to enter the United
States. Some left. The others are under surveillance.
It is all part of an intensive new focus by the FBI, trying to
find terrorists who could be hiding in plain sight.

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The fact that Yasser Arafat personally approved terrorist funding for Fatah has now become "unequivocally clear." So announced the Prime Minister's Office today, based on the questioning of senior Fatah terrorists in Israeli custody, including Marwan Barghouti. It has also been learned that explosive charges used by the terrorists were supplied from the Palestinian Authority's own weapons depots.
Israeli investigators have learned that Fatah head Marwan Barghouti, who maintained direct communications with Arafat, transferred money to Fatah operatives specifically for attacks targeting and killing many Israeli civilians. "These disclosures render absurd the public and international debate over whether Arafat is 'doing everything possible to prevent terrorism," the Prime Minister's Office stated, explaining that it is now clear that he indeed did 'everything possible' to promote, not prevent, terrorism.
Barghouti, who admitted to directing terrorist attacks that resulted in the killing and injuring of scores of Israeli civilians, described in detail the transfer of funds to the terrorist operatives. He was responsible for providing the funding for weapons acquisition and armed operations, and said that every terrorist request for funds was accompanied by a detailed requisition request. Barghouti would add his recommendation and signature, and then relay the request to PA Chairman Arafat. Barghouti stressed that every expense, no matter how small, required Arafat's personal approval. The funds were then transferred to the operatives according to the instructions of Hakem Bil'awi, the Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee.
Nasser Aweis, head of the Fatah infrastructure in Samaria, was responsible for the recruiting, arming and handling of terrorist cells. He confirmed that he and other Tanzim terrorist operatives under his command received funding directly approved by Yasser Arafat. Aweis admitted to having been behind numerous terrorist bombings and shootings in Israel, including the murder of six Bat Mitzvah celebrants in Hadera, as well as several shooting attacks in Jerusalem and elsewhere that killed eight Israelis.
Nasser Abu Hamid, a commander and founder of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and who was also arrested during Operation Defensive Shield, revealed during questioning that he and his men received funding and weapons from Marwan Barghouti, through the latter's aide Ahmed Barghouti. Abu Hamid stated that Marwan knew the details of every operation carried out by himself and his men, was involved in the decision regarding the procurement of weapons for the terrorist cells, and even provided the payment approval for these weapons. Abu Hamid and his men were responsible for numerous shooting attacks, explosive charges and suicide bombings, resulting in the deaths of at least six Israelis - including the Kahane couple.
He also revealed that his men received the explosive devices needed for their terrorist operations from Arafat's Force 17 Presidential Guard weapons depots, and that Force 17 members would regularly assemble explosive devices and give them to Fatah terrorists.
The Prime Minister's Office notes that the details of this terrorist connection, as described by the senior Fatah/Tanzim figures themselves, were corroborated by many documents captured in various Palestinian Authority security organ offices during Operation Defensive Shield.
Mixed results in today's IDF operation in Shechem: Two wanted Palestinian Moslem terrorists were killed early this morning when a force surrounded their house in the heart of the city. The soldiers also arrested 11 suspects and captured a car packed with explosives and weapons. A commander of the lead unit, however, was killed, and two other soldiers were wounded, including one seriously. The funeral of the fallen officer, Maj. Avihu Yaakov, 24, from Kfar Hasidim, will be held this afternoon.
The expanded security mini-cabinet met today for a special meeting to discuss Prime Minister Sharon's trip to Washington. Sharon will depart tomorrow night for what will be his fifth visit to the U.S. in the 14 months he has been in office. Joining him, in addition to Education Minister Limor Livnat and Interior Minister Eli Yeshai, will be native English speaker Col. Miri Eisen of the Intelligence Corps and Police Chief Shlomo Aharonishki.
Labor party ministers are critical of Sharon for not divulging details of the new peace plan he plans to discuss with U.S. President George Bush. Echoing Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Labor), Deputy Defense Minister Dalia Rabin-Pilosof said last night that she hopes diplomatic negotiations with the Palestinian Authority will resume as quickly as possible.
Speculation is rife about the contents of the upcoming Sharon-Bush talks. Various reports claim that the discussions will focus on a regional conference and the establishment of a Palestinian state according to the Clinton-Barak outline. Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, who recently met with Bush in the latter's Texas ranch, is said to be responsible for delivering Palestinian consent to the plan, while Bush will pressure Sharon. The Israeli leader will also be under domestic political pressure, as his Likud Party Central Committee convenes on Sunday. The party will most likely approve a resolution against the formation of a Palestinian state.
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Four US Congressmen will pay a solidarity visit to Israel beginning tomorrow night. The four are Jim Saxton (R-New Jersey), Peter Deutsch (D-Fla.), James Hoeffel (D-Penn.), and Jack Kingston (Ga.). One of their stops will be at the home of a family of a recent terrorist-attack victim.
The annual Salute To Israel Parade, the single largest gathering in the world in support of Israel, will celebrate the 54th Anniversary of the State of Israel on May 5, 2002 on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Organizers say that this year's theme, "Israel and America, Now and Forever, United We Stand", will "reflect the importance of the connection between Israel and the United States as we pay tribute to our heroes." The Parade features 60,000 costumed marchers representing public and private schools; groups from Jewish organizations and community centers; high school marching bands; and professionally designed floats sponsored by private companies and Jewish organizations.
The Jerusalem Magistrates Court extended the custody this morning of two Jews arrested on suspicion of conspiring to attack Arabs. They will remain in prison for at least 14 more days, and another suspect was arrested for ten days. Dozens of their friends demonstrated outside the courtroom against the order preventing them from meeting with their lawyers. Family members say that physical pressure is being exerted upon them so that they will cede their right to remain silent. The police arrested two of the demonstrators, residents of Bat Ayin in Gush Etzion.
The resignation of Labor Party Secretary-General MK Raanan Cohen from the Knesset, which will take effect next week, will double the amount of Knesset Members from the Meimad party. In place of Cohen will come Rabbi Yehuda Gil'ad of the left-wing religious Zionist party Meimad, which joined together with Labor and Gesher in the previous Knesset.
The list of Labor-Gesher-Meimad candidates, set in 1999, had Rabbi Gil'ad as number 32. The party garnered 26 seats, and Cohen is the 6th Labor MK to resign (the others were Ehud Barak, Yossi Beilin, Minister Matan Vilnai, Uzi Baram, and Eli Goldschmidt). The new MK thus joins Deputy Minister Rabbi Michael Melchior in representing Meimad in the Knesset.
"It's time to transfer the IDF Military Colleges to Jerusalem." So said Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert yesterday while hosting the college commanders on a tour of the capital. "This will be an important step in strengthening the city as Israel's capital," he said. His aides proposed several possible areas on which the institutions could be built, including Ammunition Hill outside Ramat Eshkol. Olmert told his guests that a government decision to move the colleges to Jerusalem was made as far back as 1962.
Dr. 'Adel Sadeq, chairman of the Arab Psychiatrists Association and head of the Department of Psychiatry at 'Ein Shams University in Cairo, recently published an article entitled "Class Isn't Over Yet, Stupid!" in the Egyptian newspaper Hadith Al-Madina, which took the form of an open letter to President Bush. Dr. Sadeq, a recipient of the 1990 Egyptian State Prize, was also interviewed by Iqraa, a Saudi-Egyptian satellite television channel. MEMRI (www.memri.org) translated the article and interview, from which we include the following excerpts:
From the newspaper article:
"Although you [President Bush] invest a lot of effort in proving yourself, you are not successful in doing so because you are stupid and understand nothing about what is happening in the world. 'Stupidity' and 'idiocy' are synonyms, and if you don't like the word 'stupid,' you are an evil person with an ugly soul. I equate your stupidity with mercilessness and inhumanity, and swear that I knew you were stupid long before it became known to the entire world, and before your cronies admitted it.
"Your stupidity is reflected in your facial features. Your face reminds me of the face of those who frequent a clinic for the mentally retarded. Your gaze is mindless and unfocused. Your eyes are misleading. Your facial expressions are incompatible with the matter [being discussed], and your tone of voice is completely disconnected from the content of your words - a salient characteristic of the mentally retarded.
"...Don't you understand, stupid, that Sharon is a criminal murderer? Don't you understand, stupid, that the interests of your country are in great danger because of your complete bias in favor of Israel? Don't you understand, stupid, that the entire world is now standing against you and the policy of your administration? Don't you understand, stupid, that anyone who dies for the liberation of his homeland is a martyr? Don't you understand, stupid, that when a girl of 18 springs blows herself up, this means that her cause is right, and that her people will be victorious sooner or later?"
"I don't imagine, stupid, that you understood anything from my article, as your advisors hide things and thoughts of this kind from you so you will go on thinking you are smart. This means that class isn't over yet, you stupid idiot, you basest man in the world."
From the Iqraa Interview:
"...The psychological structure [of the perpetrator of a suicide attack] is that of an individual who loves life...
"When the martyr dies a martyr's death, he attains the height of bliss. As a professional psychiatrist, I say that the height of bliss comes with the end of the countdown: ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. And then, you press the button to blow yourself up. When the martyr reaches 'one,' and then 'boom,' he explodes, and senses himself flying, because he knows for certain that he is not dead. It is a transition to another, more beautiful world, because he knows very well that within seconds he will see the light of the Creator. He will be at the closest possible point to Allah...
"...The message to Israel is that we will not cease... It is very important to convey this message... The child who threw a stone in 1993 today wraps himself in an explosive belt... As long as there is even a single Palestinian left, the war will not end. What is happening now indicates one thing: Israel will not exist forever. We as Arabs must know that this war will not end. The conflict will continue... Either we will exist or we will not exist. Either the Israelis or the Palestinians - there is no third option..."
"On the strategic level, there must be a pan-Arab plan in order to reach our goal. The goal of all of us is to liberate Palestine from the Israeli aggressors. To use words that some people no longer like to use today: 'We will throw Israel into the sea.' This phrase, by the way, is the truth. Either they will throw us into the sea, or we will throw them into the sea. There is no middle ground. Coexistence is total nonsense..."
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By Leaps and Bounds, Monkeys Overrun Japan
April 12, 2002

NIKKO, Japan - At a mountain highway rest stop, tourists
were browsing in a souvenir shop and lining up to ride a
red-topped gondola to a snowy peak. Suddenly, word spread
through the parking lot: a robbery.
An intruder had jumped through the open door of a car and
was rummaging through the interior.
Finally, the car owner offered some acceptable loot: a ripe
banana. With razor-sharp incisors slicing through peel and
fruit, the Japanese monkey bounded off.
"There is one monkey that will sit in the road, betting
that the car will stop, then he will jump on the hood and
demand food," said Tomoaki Matsuo, a freelance television
reporter who makes his living filming monkey encounters in
this resort town 75 miles north of Tokyo. Others try to
jump through open windows of cars moving at close to 20
miles an hour. "The cars almost get into accidents," he
Monkeys are spreading across Japan, a tidy, cement-trimmed
nation more commonly associated with bullet trains than
wildlife. From a scraggly postwar population of 15,000, the
number of monkeys has increased tenfold in half a century,
reaching 150,000 today. In contrast, Japan's human
population, loath to reproduce, is expected to drop by half
this century, to 65 million.
"If people just let the monkeys reproduce themselves, Japan
would be the archipelago of the monkeys in 2200," said
Kunio Watanabe, a professor of primate sociology at Kyoto
University. "But I don't think that Japanese are that
Inter-primate harmony is fraying in this town, abutting
Nikko National Park, where officials print pamphlets
showing the year by year territorial advance of monkeys
from park homeland. Some mothers now drive their children
to school for fear of monkey attacks. Two years ago, Nikko
became the first town in Japan to ban the feeding of
"It just gets worse and worse," complained Toki Kaneda, 60,
a resident of the Chuzenji Lake section who closed her
souvenir store because of monkey theft. "We haven't been
able to leave the windows of our second-floor rooms open
for years."
Increasingly, officials demonize monkeys as "pests" that
"infest" farmland, causing at least $7 million crop damage
a year. Nationwide, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper estimates,
the number of monkeys killed by humans has soared over the
last 25 years to about 10,000 a year today.
Nevertheless, like coyotes in the United States, monkey
numbers in Japan keep increasing. With monkey bands moving
from mountain areas to farm areas, their diet has improved,
allowing most adult females now to have one baby a year.
"Is it possible to give them birth control?" Akiko Domoto,
governor of Chiba prefecture, asked in an interview, noting
that Hong Kong was starting this spring to capture and
sterilize male monkeys. "I love monkeys, but as governor I
have to do something."
Japanese monkeys are becoming bigger and more aggressive
because of their Western diets, complains Teruo Kanaya, a
60-year-old Nikko hotelier. By rooting through garbage bags
or extorting food from tourists, he said, "they have gotten
bigger from 20 to 30 years of eating Western food,
McDonald's, greasy, fatty food."
The monkey population explosion reflects changes in
Japanese society, including the decline of hunting and
farming. In 1960, a quarter of Japan's work force were
farmers. Today, fewer than 5 percent are.
"Monkeys are moving into areas that are abandoned, where
there are no farmers, no dogs," said Hidenori Kusakari,
Japan conservation director for the World Wide Fund for
Farmers who stay behind often wonder if they are growing
vegetables only to provide monkeys with buffet salad bars.
A new book, "Protecting Mountain Fields From Monkeys,"
contains the latest in anti-monkey technology, including
electric fences and 12-foot-high nets.
Not only has the number of Japan's hunters receded to
1960's levels, but an increasingly urban population looks
aghast at hunting monkeys. Families of hunters suffer
social ostracism. Children get teased at school if their
fathers are known to be "monkey killers."
Still, rural villages sometimes post bounties of up to
$1,000 for the leader of a particularly destructive monkey
troop. In cities, sensational news reports about monkeys
"molesting women and children" have stirred police officers
to form monkey posses, patrolling streets with nets and
bananas tied to poles.



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"Jerusalem News"-28
1. Arutz Sheva News Service
- Avraham to the rescue!
5. Comment on 3 and 4

Arutz Sheva News Service
Monday, May 6, 2002 / Iyar 24, 5762
Avraham Schertzman, 12, of Beitar Illit, always seems to be in the right place at the right time - and has helped thwart several possible terrorist attempts. Asked if he's a hero, he responded simply, "Baruch Hashem [the equivalent of 'Thank G-d']." His most recent save occurred yesterday. He told Arutz-7's Yosef Zalmanson what happened:
"I was playing outside with my remote-control car when I looked up at the hill of Nahlin (an Arab village adjacent to Beitar) and saw some Arabs pointing in our direction. Then I saw them do something, then our fence started burning, and they started running away. I realized that it was a tire burning... I had my cell phone on me, so I right away called 102 [the fire department] and then I called the 'moked' [the local emergency center]. Someone from the 'moked' arrived right away, and shot towards them... We were able to see that the tire they were burning had bags of gunpowder in it which [could have caused a large explosion]...
"Last week, on Lag BaOmer, it was after midnight and we were collecting more wood for our fire. We put up a [make-shift] fence around the area so that no one would go in, but some kids didn't listen, and a very large piece of wood ending up falling on top of a 7-year-old girl. She was bleeding badly... There were some kids older than me there, but no one knew what to do, and some of them panicked - but I just took out my cell phone and called the ambulance service (101) and within one minute (we have a lot of ambulances around here) it arrived and took her for treatment. It turned out that she needed stitches... Her parents later called to thank me...
"OK, now I'll tell you what happened in Gilo about three months ago. I go to school there, and I was getting off the bus with my teacher when we saw an Arab carrying a rifle and two suitcases. My teacher went up and asked him if they were his, and he answered him in Arabic. I was a little further away, and I right away called the police. When the Arab saw me calling, he ran away down the hill towards Beit Jala; when the police came, he was already gone...
"About a month ago, on Pesach, my friend and I were walking around looking through the binoculars that my father got me. It was about 10 PM, and suddenly we saw a car come from Nahlin towards Beitar, and it stopped in the middle and turned its lights off. Then we saw four Arabs get out of the car, and two of them then got back in. Again, I called the 'moked,' but while I was calling I saw the two Arabs crawl under a fence into Beitar. It wasn't very close to houses, but close to the patrol road... The 'moked' guy came, but the car wasn't there anymore; he got some people to start looking around, and sure enough, one of the patrols was later able to find the two Arabs and catch them..."
"Is that all?" Zalmanson asked. "Yes," Avraham answered, but then he remembered something else: "Oh yeah, my sister was on the #25 bus that was attacked [last November] in French Hill..."

Some of the 120 Arab prisoners freed by IDF forces from a PLO jail in Shechem during Operation Defensive Shield say their captors tortured them. Many of the prisoners, held on charges of cooperating with Israel, describe being hung upside down for days, having cigarettes extinguished on their bodies, and other such treatment.
Some of the prisoners said that they were beaten unconscious and slashed with knives and shards of glass, while other said they were forced to sit in raw sewage for days. Arab human rights groups have failed to condemn the torture of the prisoners. In other incidents in recent weeks, Arabs suspected of working with Israel have been brutally murdered by PLO gangs. In some cases the victims' bodies were dragged in the street and hung upside down in public squares.

Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 14:06:49 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il

CAIRO [MENL] -- Egypt and Italy have launched a joint military exercise.
Egyptian sources said the exercise will last three weeks and marks the most
advanced maneuvers between the two countries. They said the exercise would
include ground and air forces and aim to improve interoperability of air,
armored and infantry units.
The exercise, termed "Pyramids-2002," began on Wednesday in Egypt with small
units from infantry and armored forces. They include armored personnel
carriers, tanks, fighter-jets and air defense.
In all, about 15,000 soldiers and personnel from both countries are
participating in the exercise, the sources said. They included special
operations forces

Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 14:09:25 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States and its Asian allies disagree over
North Korea's success in exporting missiles to Middle East clients.
Western diplomatic sources said countries such as Japan and South Korea have
concluded that Pyongyang has been encountering increasing difficulties in
shipping missiles and other weapons to such countries as Egypt, Iran, Iraq,
Libya and Syria. The sources said Tokyo and Seoul attribute this to a
heightened international effort to block North Korean shipments of weapons
of mass destruction.
The United States, however, does not believe North Korea missile and weapons
exports have been significantly reduced. U.S. intelligence agencies have
assessed that North Korea has succeeded in smuggling missile components
through such allies as China and Pakistan.
"The differing assessments come down to the extent of the North Korean
threat and the need to help Pyongyang," a Western diplomatic source said.
"Seoul and Tokyo want a reconciliation with North Korea."

Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 14:08:08 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The Bush administration is being urged to be prepare
for a war against terrorism without European allies of the United States.
The reason: European Union states have large Muslim minorities and cannot
support a campaign that might be seen as in opposition to the Arab or
Islamic world.
Government consultants as well as officials appear to agree that the
administration has lowered its sights regarding a coalition against
terrorism. They said President George Bush has been disappointed by the
lukewarm to dismissive responses by such countries as Britain, France and
Germany to the war against terrorism.
"We've been complaining as long as I can remember about the inadequacies of
our allies, but if they weren't willing to step up to the Soviet threat,
they're sure not going to step up to this one," Loren Thompson, chief
operating officer of the Lexington Institute, said in testimony to the
Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month. "I'm told that the left
in France today can't even win an election without the Moslem vote. If
that's the case, we're going to have to do this pretty much all for

5. Comment on 3 and 4: Japan and South Korea working for a reconciliation with North Korea
at the expense of the USA. Europe working for closer contacts with Islam also at the expense
of the USA. "Closer contacts" in these cases mean ignoring support for terror and the arming
of terrorist powers and ultimately identifying with their aims.

"Jerusalem News"-29

1. Notices
2. Norway, the EU, the US – same plot, different - by Barry Chamish
- Celebrating Jerusalem Day in Israel and around the world

1. Note 1: We received some important and interesting letters (e.g. from Stephen and Orjan)
that were accidentally deleted. Please resend.

Note 2:
"Jerusalem News" publishes excerpts from different News Services and commentators.
The excerpts we post we consider reliable BUT what the sources say or the commentators opine
in addition to what we post has nothing to do with us and in some cases other things are said that
we definitely would not agree with.
e.g. a certain commentator may say things that are only partly correct. That which seems to us to be both
correct and important we post. What we do not post has nothing to do with us.

by Barry Chamish

Last week, Yoav Yitzhak, in the wide circulation newspaper Maariv,
revealed that Peres gave Terje Larsen, the UN Middle East representative,
$100,000 to secure him a Nobel Prize. He also revealed that the Peres Peace
Center largely exists to give Oslo and Rabin criminals like Carmi Gillon,
Uri Savir and Ron Pundak lots of money to keep their mouths shut.
This week, David Bedein, writing in Makor Rishon, applied the coup de
grace. He interviewed a member of the Nobel Prize Committee, Kari
Christenson, who not just confirmed the bribe but described Larsen's
pressure on the committee in full detail.

From The Middle East Intelligence Digest, Vol. 7, No. 5, May, 1996:
"The Norway Connection"
"Twenty five years ago he committed himself to wiping Israel from
the face of the Middle East. On May 13, Norwegian Foreign Minister Bjorn
Tere Godal arrived to see the deployment of Norwegian 'peacekeeping' troops
in Hebron - to oversee the beginning of the end Jewish rule over the first
Jewish city.
"On May 4, the Norwegian newspaper Dagen exposed a 25 year old
commitment by leading figures in Norway's ruling Labor Party to support and
facilitate the demise of a sovereign Jewish Israel, and to establish in its
place a secular, liberal Palestinian state.

"Lie revealed that in the 1971 Labor Youth Organization (AUF)
convention, chairman Bjorn Tere Godal approved the following resolution:
'The AUF will support the forces which struggle for the national and social
liberation of the Palestinian people. The qualification for lasting peace
must be that Israel ceases to exist as a Jewish state, and that a
progressive Palestinian state is established where all ethnic groups can
live side by side in complete equality.'
"Godal is today, Norway's minister of foreign affairs and a strong
advocate of a Palestinian state. When confronted with his words, he told
Dagen, 'It is irrelevant what I meant at that point because the situation
has changed.'

It seems like years, actually it was years, when I reported that Pres.
Clinton was offered gazillions of Arab dollars if he could get Israel to
sign its suicide before he left office. A reader sent a NewsMax piece
proving that such bribery is the norm.
Remember Jimmy Carter?: The first President who let the
CFR/Tri-Lateral Commission take over his whole cabinet; The supremely moral
born again Christian who oversaw the election that brought Arafat his
presidency and declared it fair; But forgot to mention Arafat threatening
his main rival out of the race, thus leaving a 72 year old lady with no
chance of victory; Who also forgot that ballot stuffing and vote burning is
illegal. Well, he was on the Arab payroll all along.
From NewsMax:
The Carter Center: Follow the Money
The financing behind Georgia's Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter
Library that raises serious doubts that the former president is, in actuality, a
wholly neutral intermediary in the troubled region.
NewsMax has reviewed annual reports that indicate millions of charitable
dollars have flowed into the center from His Majesty Sultan Qaboss bin Said
Al Said of Oman, Jordan, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and from the
Government of the United Arab Emirates.

From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@israelnationalnews.com>
Subject: Arutz-7 News: Tuesday, May 7, 2002
Jerusalem Day - the anniversary of the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War in 1967 - will be celebrated on Thursday. Usually commemorated on the 28th day of Iyar, it is being advanced by one day this year in accordance with a Chief Rabbinate regulation stipulating that it must not fall out on a Friday, in order to avoid possible Sabbath desecration.
An official ceremony will be held Thursday evening at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, the site of a critical Six Day War battle, with the participation of President Katzav, Prime Minister Sharon (who is scheduled to have returned from the U.S. by then), Supreme Court President Barak, Jerusalem Mayor Olmert, and many other government ministers, MKs, IDF officers, family members of the fighters, students, and others.
Other commemorations will include a march to the Western Wall, fireworks, a celebration at Yeshivat Beit Orot, a hike in the Jerusalem Forest, and more. The city of Hadera, for instance, will also commemorate the holiday with a special event, featuring singer Yehoram Gaon, tomorrow afternoon.
Haifa's Chief Rabbi She'ar-Yashuv Cohen, a senior member of Israel's Chief Rabbinate, issued a call to rabbis and congregations around the world to "celebrate Jerusalem Day with prayer and thanksgiving, in accordance with the rulings of the Rabbis in the Land of Israel."

"Jerusalem News"-30

1. Re: "Jerusalem News"-27
2. Suicide bomber in Rishon Letzion
3. Canadian rehash
- Rishon casualties climb to 15
- Miracle at Megiddo
- Sharon accuses: "Those who incite – are guilty!"
- Surprise: U.N. condemns Israel

Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 23:02:47 -0500
From: Orjan Svensson Subject: Re: "Jerusalem News"-27

Yesterday there was a pro-Israel manifestation in Stockholm,
with about 2000 or 3000 participators.
(gathered in Raoul Wallenberg Square in central Stockholm)
See http://www.dagen.com/portal/text.asp?TextID=14252 .
At least three members of the Riksdag (Swedish parliament)
were amongst the speakers. One was Michael Odenberg, who is
chairman of the Swedish section of the organization for
friendship between the Knesset and the Swedish Riksdag.
(another speaker was the chairman of the Sweden-Israel
friendship organization, see http://www.sverige-israel.org/)
I estimate that about half of the demonstrators were Jews
and half non-Jews. In Stockholm live about 10,000 Jews.

Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 17:02:36 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il

Suicide Bomber in Rishon Letzion as Sharon Meets with Bush
Aaron Lerner Date: 8 May 2002
As Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets with President Bush in the Oval Office
a terrorist suicide bombers attacked a billiard club in the industrial area
of Rishon Lezion, collapsing the building wounding at least 40 and killing
at least 15.

Subject: Leader of Arafat's Fatah Tanzim praises Rishon Lezion Attack To: imra@imra.org.il
Leader of Arafat's Fatah Tanzim praises Rishon Lezion Attack
Aaron Lerner Date: 8 May 2002 1:45 AM
The following is IMRA's translation of an item in Yediot Ahronot's website
news service
Husam Kadar, one of the senior members of the Fatah Tanzim in the
territories, said in response to the attack in Rishon Lezion that "the
operation proves the nobility of the Palestinian People and its
irrepressible willingness to carry out sacrifice and persist with the
struggle against the occupation."
Kadar said that "the operation proves that not matter what Israel does, the
Palestinians will find a way to react to their actions, oppose the
occupation and prove that all the Israeli 'successes' collapse."
[IMRA: The terror attack in Rishon Lezion in which at least 15 were killed
by a suicide bomber took place after Israel halted Operation Defensive
Shield halfway through the timeframe the IDF said it needed.
The operation was aborted due to pressure from US President Bush.]
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director

Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 17:22:18 -0400
From: Sharon Lindstrom
From: Honest Reporting <action@HonestReporting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 6:13 AM
Subject: Canadian Rehash

The Salute to Israel Parade in Manhattan on Sunday drew 700-800,000
people, including marching bands and professionally designed floats
(http://www.salutetoisrael.org). About 600 protesters also showed up --
representing about .0008 of total attendance.
Yet The New York Times ran a front-page photo of an anti-Israel poster
held by one of the protesters, suggesting to readers that there had been a
huge ANTI-Israel parade! The ensuring article devotes more ink to the
protesters than it does to the pro-Israel paraders themselves.

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Arutz Sheva News Service
Wednesday, May 8, 2002 / Iyar 26, 5762

Fifteen people were killed last night in the Sheffield Club suicide slaughter in Rishon LeTzion. Over 50 people were wounded, including 12 in critical and serious condition in four Tel Aviv-area hospitals. Of these, two died in the hospital this morning, while 19 of the injured Israelis have already been released.
A Palestinian suicide terrorist entered the club and detonated a powerful explosive device on the top floor of a three-story building in the new industrial zone of Rishon LeTzion, Israel's fourth-largest city, south of Tel Aviv. Arutz-7's Ofrah Lax reported that the suitcase carried by the terrorist held hundreds of nuts and bolts that shot forth like bullets when the blast went off, causing many of the injuries and deaths. "The scenes here are particularly gruesome," she said, "and some people were blown out the window and found dead on the ground. There are many foreign reporters here, and they are totally shocked by the difficult scenes they are seeing." The building was evacuated this afternoon, for fear that it would collapse totally.
The police say that the club was operating without a license and, in violation of emergency regulations, did not station an armed guard outside the entrance. The Hamas terror organization claimed responsibility for the attack. Deputy Defense Minister Dalia Rabin-Pilosof said that the Defense Ministry believes that the terrorist came from Gaza.
The process of identification of the bodies is long and complex, and thus far the names of only nine of the victims have been released. They are:
Penina Hikri, 60, of Tel Aviv;
Shoshana Magmari, 51, Tel Aviv, survived by her husband, three children, and five grandchildren;
Anat Termeforush, 36, Ashdod, survived by her husband, who was wounded, and three children;
Chaim Rafael, 64, Tel Aviv;
Rassan Sharouk, 60, Holon, immigrated from France at age 17, survived by wife and four children;
Dalia Meisa, 56, Rishon LeTzion, survived by a daughter;
Nir Lovton, 26, Rishon LeTzion, survived by his wife who is pregnant with twins;
Avi Beiz, 26, Nes Tziona;
Rachamim Kimchi, 58, Rishon LeTzion.
Six of the victims were buried today.

The Oslo War refuses to end. At the Megiddo Junction, ten kilometers west of Afula, a would-be suicide killer this afternoon managed to detonate his bomb but nothing more; no one was hurt, and even he survived the explosion with only moderate injuries. "We are happy to announce that a great catastrophe was averted today," said Northern Police Chief Yaakov Borochov. "If the 8-10 kilogram explosive and its fragments had exploded inside a closed bus, it would have caused terribly heavy damage." Investigators look forward to interrogating the terrorist, as they expect to garner much information about his handlers and the terrorist infrastructure behind the attack.

Prime Minister Sharon met with US President George Bush for over an hour yesterday in the Oval Office of the White House -

When asked whether or not Sharon should negotiate with Arafat, Bush said only, "I am never going to tell my friend, the Prime Minister, what to do… He [Sharon] is a democratically-elected leader."
When Prime Minister Sharon was informed of the murderous Arab attack on Israeli civilians in Rishon LeTzion, he decided to cancel the New York leg of his trip and return to Israel. He had time only to place the blame squarely on Yasser Arafat:
"Those who call for millions of martyrs, are guilty! Those who constantly incite are guilty! Those who fund terrorism are guilty! Those who launch terrorism are guilty! Guilty!"

Shortly after the news of the Rishon slaughter became known last night, the UN General Council condemned Israel regarding the Jenin battles. The vote was 74-4, with 51 abstentions. Israel, the U.S., the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia voted against the condemnation, while all the European Union countries were among those that abstained.