Contents: Jerusalem News nos 211-240

"And I will bless them that bless you" (Genesis 12:15).
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 11:35:59 +0200

Jerusalem News-211
2. Arutz Sheva News Monday,
3. The Suicide Bombing Attacks in Saudi Arabia: A Preliminary

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Terrorism -- A Palestinian State, U.S. Security and Israel's Future -- Media
Ignorance and Bias in Coverage of the Middle East -- Confronting
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Territories and Other Canards -- and Forging a Jewish-Christian Alliance for

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coalition of Christian and Jewish Zionists. At the conclusion of the Iraq
war, it's crucial for Israel's friends in the Christian and Jewish
communities to unite to assure that the Jewish state is not put in mortal
danger to appease the Arab world and its partisans. That ultimately would
not serve U.S. national interests in the region or worldwide.

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2. Arutz Sheva News Monday,
May 12, 2003 / Iyar 10, 5763

The Central Bureau of Statistics reports that the number of fatal accidents in 2002 dropped 4% in comparison to the year before, down to a total of 456. The total number of accidents, which had decreased for four consecutive years, increased in 2002, but the number of serious accidents has dropped 38% over the past seven years. Pedestrians comprised 34% of the victims, half of whom were hit while crossing on a crosswalk. Drivers up to age 24 were 1.5 times more likely to have an accident than others.

A Weizmann Institute study suggests that rising carbon dioxide levels in the world might help upgrade dry environments to valuable forests. In fact, the researchers think that 7 billion tons of unaccounted-for carbon dioxide, may be the explanation for the expansion of forests into dry areas. A group of scientists headed by Prof. Dan Yakir of Weizmann Institute's Environmental Sciences and Energy Department found that the Yatir Forest, planted at the edge of the Negev Desert 35 years ago, is expanding at an unexpected rate. Their findings, published in the current issue of Global Change Biology, suggest that forests in other parts of the globe could also be expanding into arid lands, absorbing carbon dioxide in the process.

What's the connection between carbon dioxide and forest growth? Yakir's team says that the answer might be found in the way plants address one of their eternal dilemmas. Plants need carbon dioxide for photosynthesis - but to obtain it, they must open pores in their leaves, consequently losing large quantities of water to evaporation. The plant must decide which it needs more: water or carbon dioxide. Yakir suggests that the 30% increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide since the start of the industrial revolution eases the plant's dilemma - because the plant need open its pores only slightly to receive the necessary amount of carbon dioxide, thus causing it to lose less water. This efficient water preservation technique keeps moisture in the ground, allowing forests to grow in areas that previously were too dry.

The scientists hope the study will help identify new arable lands and counter desertification trends in vulnerable regions.

3. The Suicide Bombing Attacks in Saudi Arabia: A Preliminary

Jerusalem Issue Brief
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Vol. 2, No. 28 - 13 May 2003

The Suicide Bombing Attacks in Saudi Arabia: A Preliminary Assessment
Dore Gold

[Excerpt Only]:
The suicide bombings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that left more than 90 dead -
including 7-10 U.S. citizens - should not have come as a surprise. There has
been increasing evidence that al-Qaeda, which took credit for the attack,
has viewed the Saudi kingdom as one of its main areas of refuge since the
U.S. victory against the Taliban in Afghanistan, for a number of reasons:

1. Historically, al-Qaeda grew from Saudi roots. Its founder, Osama
bin Laden, used Saudi charities as one of the primary conduits for its
initial funding.

2. This relationship lasted well into the late 1990s and beyond. A CIA
document dated in 1996 noted that more than one-third of the Islamic
non-governmental organizations then existing were involved in terrorist
funding; the report, in fact, implicated officially-backed Saudi Arabian
A CIA interrogation of a captured al-Qaeda operative as recently as 2002 demonstrated that another huge
official Saudi charity, al-Haramain, was the primary conduit for funding
al-Qaeda in Southeast Asia.3 The State Department's Office of
Counterterrorism's outgoing director, Dick Gannon, claimed in late 1998: "We
've got information about who's backing bin Laden and in a lot of cases it
goes back to the [Saudi] royal family."4 Some radical Saudi princes backed
al-Qaeda out of identification with its anti-Western ideology, while other
support came in the form of protection money to keep al-Qaeda from attacking
the royal family.

3. Parts of Saudi Arabia, particularly the mountainous southwestern
area near the Yemeni border, are ideal hideouts for al-Qaeda.

In fact, Yemeni authorities have reiterated in the Arab press that Saudi Arabia was emerging
in 2002-2003 as a new al-Qaeda center.
A number of significant al-Qaeda suspects wanted by authorities in
Germany and the U.S. are known to have fled to Saudi Arabia to seek

4. Given years of anti-Western incitement in the Saudi religious
educational system, Saudi Arabia is probably the most sympathetic location
for al-Qaeda members to hide.

5. Given the sympathy for al-Qaeda in some
official circles and among members of the Saudi population, it is
understandable that Saudi Arabia has been unable to implement a full-scale

6. al-Qaeda is committed to war against the West and to its
collapse as its primary objective, and not to a U.S. pullout from Saudi
Arabia alone.

7. Through successful diplomacy, and public relations, Saudi Arabia
has managed to divert attention away from its role in harboring al-Qaeda,
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"And I will bless them that bless you" (Genesis 12:15).
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 09:49:16 +0200
Jerusalem News-212
1. Opinion
2. Memories From the War Against Japan
3. Prevention of a Suicide Bombing

1. Opinion
Subject: Mideast March of Folly
The Jerusalem Post

Mideast March of Folly
David Ben-Ariel Toledo, Ohio, USA/Menashe (13 May 2003)

If Israel concedes to a "Palestinian" state it would constitute "a hideous act of self-mutilation" (to borrow a phrase from Churchill). Such an Amakelite entity on the biblical lands of Judea and Samaria would surely incur divine wrath (Numbers 33:55) - whether or not the Hellenists and humanists pushing such a plot believe it. If Israel self-righteously refuses to destroy the threat to their existence, such a terrorist state will further destabilize and destroy them (Dan. 9:11).

Israel has failed to follow the old military maxim to "never reinforce failure." Hence the treacherous Oslo accords have followed in succession with more dangerous cessions of the Promised Land of Israel to Ishmael! Israel's deaf, dumb and blind leaders have ignored every warning issued by Churchillians, seduced by Chamberlain-like false prophets offering visions of a lying peace. Does President Bush, a professing Bible-believer, really want to follow the Mideast March of Folly? Does he truly want the Jewish people to follow his misleading road map like sheep to the slaughter? Doesn't he realize that it's a death march? The end result of Israel's appeasement policy will be the end of Israel's independence and the beginning of European occupation posed as "peacekeepers."
David Ben-Ariel
Author, Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall

2. Memories From the War Against Japan
Subject: "Shock and Awe"--1945
Shock and Awe1945
Prof. Paul Eidelberg

In the Prologue of Victor David Hanson, The Soul of Battle (Free Press, 1999), we read:
&on March 9, 1945, a 400-mile trail of 334 B-29s left their Marianas bases, 3,500 newly trained airmen crammed in among the napalm. The gigantic planes each carried ten tons of the newly invented jellied gasoline incendiaries.& Planes flew over [Tokyo] in small groups of three, a minute apart&. Five-hundred-pound incendiary clusters fell every 50 feet. Within thirty minutes, a 28-mile-per-hour ground wind sent the flames roaring out of control. Temperatures approached 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit&. [Air Force head General Curtis] LeMay wished to destroy completely the material and psychological capital of the Japanese people, on the brutal, theory that once civilians had tasted what their soldiers had done to others, only then might their murderous armies crack&. People would not show up to work to fabricate artillery shells that killed Americans when there was no work to show up to. Solders who kill, rape, and torture do so less confidently when their own families are at risk at home&.

Over 80,000 Japanese died outright; 400,918 were injured; 267,171 buildings were destroyed. One million Japanese were homeless&. Unfortunately for the Japanese, the March 9 raid was the beginning, not the end, of LeMays incendiary campaign. He sensed that his momenta truly deadly man in charge of a huge democratic force free of government constrainthad at last arrived, as the imperial Japanese command was stunned and helpless&. There was no public objection to LeMays burning down the industrial and residential center of the Japanese empiretoo many stories about Japanese atrocities toward the subjugated peoples and prisoners of war had filtered back to the American people. To a democratic nation in arms, an enemys unwarranted aggression and murder is everything, the abject savagery of it own retaliatory response apparently nothing&.

LeMay had thousands of recruits, deadly new planes, and a blank check to do whatever his bombers could accomplish. Over 10,000 young Americans were now eager to work to exhaustion to inflict even more destruction. Quickly he upped the frequency of missions, sending his airmen out at the unheard-of rate of 120 hours per monththe Eighth Air Force based in England had usually flown a maximum of 30 hours per monthas they methodically burned down within ten days Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe, and Osaka before turning to smaller cities&.

In revenge for the unprovoked but feeble attack at Pearl Harbor on their country, American farmers, college students, welders, and mechanics of a year past were now preparedand quite ableto ignite the entire island of Japan& Their gigantic bombers often flew faster than did the sleek Japanese fighters sent up to shoot them down. Japanese military leaders could scarcely grasp that in a matter of months colossal runways had appeared out of nowhere in the Pacific to launch horrendous novel bombers more deadly than any aircraft in history, commanded by a general as fanatical as themselves, and manned by teenagers and men in their early twenties more eager to kill even than Japans own feared veterans. So much for the myth that decadent pampered Westerners were ill equipped for the savagery of all-out war&.

For much of my life I have wondered where such a murderous force of a season came from. And how a democracy made a willing killer out of my father and other farm boys, putting them into the hands of an unhinged zealot like LeMay, who ostensibly was neither emblematic of a democratic citizenry nor representative of the values that we purportedly cherish. Or was he? & How in less than a year after being assembled can a motley group of young recruits fly the most lethal bombers in history to incinerate a feared imperial militaristic culture six thousand miles from their own home? And how can that most murderous air force in the world nearly disappear into the anonymity and amnesia of democracy six months after its victory?

Those thoughts are the easy anxieties of the desk-bound class. I have come to realize that Curtis LeMay and my father are stock types, not aberrations, of the democratic society that produced them. Democracy, and its twin of market capitalism, alone can instantaneously create lethal armies out of civilians, equip them with horrific engines of war, imbue them with near-messianic zeal within a set time and place to exterminate what they understand as evil, have them follow to their defeats the most ruthless of men, and then melt anonymously back into the culture that produced them. It is democracies, which in the right circumstances, can be imbued with the soul of battle, and thus turn the horror of killing to a higher purpose of saving lives and freeing the enslaved&.

[M]y father spoke highly of [LeMay]&. The bastard shortened the war against evil, my father told me. You were all lucky, he went on, once to have had angry men like LeMay and us in the air. We flew into the fire, he said, because we believed that we were saving more lives than we took&

Democracies, I thinkif the cause, if the commanding general, if the conditions of time and space take on their proper meaningfor a season can produce the most murderous armies from the most unlikely men, and do so in the pursuit of something spiritual rather than the mere material."

3. Prevention of a Suicide Bombing

Prevention of a Suicide Bombing Planned for Petach Tikvah
IDF Spokesperson 14 May 2003

Yesterday, May 13, 2003, during special operations carried out by the IDF,
Border Police and the ISA in Kalkilya, a young man from Nablus on his way to
carry out a suicide bombing in Petach Tikvah with an explosive belt
containing 7kg of explosives was arrested.

The explosive belt was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

Additional terrorists were arrested along with the young man, amongst them
women, who were involved in planning the terror attack and attempting to
transport the terrorist to Israel.

Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 16:40:10 +0200
Jerusalem News-212 -213
1. I was there!
2. Arutz Sheva News Thursday,
3. Some "Captive" Jews Returning?

1. I was there!
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-212
Yair; I was one of General LeMay's B-29 pilots flying from the Island of
Guam (code name Duva in those days) in the Marianas. I appreciated the
article sent by Prof. Eidelberg.

Your friend, Cecil

2. Arutz Sheva News Thursday,
May 15, 2003 / Iyar 13, 5763
Public Security Minister Tzachi HaNegbi announced in the Knesset last night that, "soon, very soon," Jews would be permitted once again to visit the Temple Mount. He said that Jews would be allowed to "pray individually" at the holy site, in accordance with the status quo between 1967 and 2000.

The last Jew to publicly visit the site was Ariel Sharon, who, as a Likud MK in late September 2000, made a well-publicized visit to the site. His purpose was to protest then-Prime Minister Barak's willingness to cede the area as part of a peace agreement with the PLO. The PA used the occasion to break out its previously-planned war of terrorism; PA official Imad Faluji said on March 2, 2001 that the violence "had been planned since Chairman Arafat's return from Camp David [in the summer of 2000]." The Temple Mount has been closed to Jewish worshipers and Israeli visitors ever since, under the threat of more Arab violence.

The Waqf, the Muslim religious trust that essentially runs the site, was not moved by HaNegbi's announcement. "The Arab standpoint, the Waqf standpoint, is that there is no change in the decision of not allowing non-Muslims to enter the place," Waqf director Adnan Husseini told Voice of Israel this morning.

Minister HaNegbi responded in the Knesset last night to a Knesset query by Arab MK Abdel Malek Dahamshe, who asked for clarifications about Jerusalem Police Chief Mickey Levy's recent declaration that the Temple Mount would soon be opened to Jews. "There is no justification for the veto on the entry of Christians and Jews to the Temple Mount," HaNegbi said. "Any attempt to intimidate by the use of violence will not be tolerated."

He added that the government would attempt to reach an agreement with the Moslem Waqf, "but if there can be no agreement, then we will do so unilaterally." He said that Jewish entry to its most sacred site in the world is "the correct, moral, and logical thing."

Even if the government permits Jewish entry to the holy site, several aspects of the issue will remain unresolved. Jewish Law forbids entry to the site of the Holy Temple as long as the Red Heifer sacrifice cannot be brought and Jews are still ritually impure. However, there are certain areas of the Mount that are not included in this ban. Some rabbis say that Jews may - nay, should - enter these areas, after immersing themselves in a ritual bath and taking other precautions. Others, however, backed by the Chief Rabbinate, say that to ensure that this grave prohibition is not mistakenly violated, Jews should not ascend to the Temple Mount at all.

3. Some "Captive" Jews Returning?

The Jerusalem Post, May 21, 2003

Take That, Inquisitors
By Michael Freund

Queen Isabella of Spain must be turning over in her grave.

Five centuries after the Spanish despot sought to erase all vestiges of Jewish life on the Iberian peninsula, a growing number of her victims' descendants are now emerging from the shadows, seeking to reclaim their long-lost heritage.

One such person is Nuria Guasch Vidal, whose ancestors were forcibly converted to Catholicism in Spain. At great personal risk, her forefathers secretly preserved their cherished, yet hidden, Jewish identity, handing it down from one generation to the next, clandestinely defying the Spanish Inquisition and its henchmen.

From the records of the Inquisition, we know that its practitioners employed an array of dastardly tools designed to ferret out and quash any remaining Jewish embers in Spain. Torture, informants, denunciations and public executions were part and parcel of the reign of terror they imposed on anyone suspected of "relapsing" to Judaism.

According to historian Cecil Roth, over 30,000 so-called Judaizers were put to death by the Inquisitorial zealots in Spain and Portugal, many of them burned alive at the stake in front of cheering crowds of onlookers, while hundreds of thousands of others were tried and convicted by its courts for following Jewish practices.

Most people probably don't realize it, but the Inquisition continued functioning for centuries, hunting down "secret Jews" as far afield as Angola and South America. It was only in the 19th century that the persecutions were formally stopped.

"Since history began, perhaps," writes Roth in his seminal work, A History of the Marranos, " in no spot on the earth's surface has so systematic and so protracted a persecution ever been perpetrated for so innocent a cause."

This past Sunday, however, the sad and tragic journey of Nuria's forebears finally came to a happy end. Together with her husband Edward, Nuria went before a rabbinical court in Jerusalem, which formally welcomed them back to the people of Israel.

What Ferdinand and Isabella, Spain's 15th century monarchs, had sought to demolish through Inquisition and expulsion, Nuria was determined to bring back to life.

Her return to Judaism was the culmination of a spiritual quest, one that led her and her husband to study with an Orthodox rabbi in Barcelona who embraced them and received them with warmth and understanding.

Slowly but surely they made Judaism the focal point of their lives, adopting the rituals and lifestyle of traditional Jews. They now attend synagogue regularly, observe the Sabbath and keep kosher.

Nuria has even organized a local group of activists, who took upon themselves the thankless task of defending Israel's good name in the local Spanish media, where the Jewish state comes under frequent, and rather fierce, attack from its critics.

After the rabbinical court judges accepted them, Nuria decided to become "Nurit", and Edward took the name of "Yitzchak", after the Biblical patriarch who was nearly sacrificed on the altar, only to be saved at the last minute by Divine intervention. He couldn't have chosen a more fitting name.

Across Spain and the rest of the Spanish-speaking world, there are untold thousands, possibly more, who still carry this spark within them, longing to return to their people, to come home again to the faith and beliefs that were so cruelly torn away from them over the centuries.

The Jewish people owe it to them and to their ancestors to recognize the anguish and suffering they have endured and to facilitate their return.

The descendants of the Anousim (Hebrew for "those who were coerced") are grappling with profound issues of identity, history and faith. They should not have to do so on their own.

When so many young Jews are leaving the fold, Israel now has an opportunity to recover countless numbers of its long-lost brethren. From Spain to Brazil to the southwestern United States, the number of Anousim coming out into the open is surging.

The time has come to welcome them back home.


The Criteria Listed above for determining which nations are descended from the ancient Israelites are:
1. A Relative Lack of Anti-Semitism.
2. The Doing of Justice Implying Social Empathy and Responsibility.
3.Possessors of Military Prowess.
4.Intellectual Wisdom and Innovative Tendencies.
5.Economic and Physical Blessings.
6.Archaeological and Physical Proofs.
7.Biblical Evidence.

All of the ABOVE necessary signs are to be found in those identified nations mentioned
above. They apply to the nations concerned as a whole over a period of time. They are not necessarily to be found in every individual of Israelite descent. In addition the Jews had traditions of their own that serve to confirm the
identifications made.

Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 08:59:00 +0200

Jerusalem News-213-214
1, Arnold Roth: A wake-up call: What's the peace vision of these barbarians?
2. Syria Must Go
3. Remember Australia Helped Liberate "Palestine"
4. Israel is the solution

Dear friends:

I speak publicly more and more frequently about the experience my family and I have gone through since our daughter Malka Chana z"l was murdered 21 months ago in Jerusalem. It sometimes happens that a person in the audience will ask me a question along the following lines: "The Arabs kill the Jews' children, the Jews kill the Arabs' children. There's so much hatred. It can't keep going that way. How can peace ever happen if you Israelis don't change your tough attitude?"

I try to explain how very different the Jewish attitude is from this alleged "cycle of violence" mentality. I say to such questioners that we hope for peace, pray for it every day, educate our children towards it. We see the Arab leadership as having made catastrophic mistakes - teaching its children to hate, turning them into barbarians and robbing them of their future and of their human dignity. I say that Israel's obligation to its own people is to seek peace -- and to first ensure security, protecting our towns, our kindergartens, our pizza restaurants.

All too often, my words seem to fall on deaf ears. For many people, this is all just too complicated. They seem to find it easier, less challenging, to think of this Palestinian Arab war as being one fought between two troubled sides, each bearing roughly the same degree of blame.

Every so often, we get to look through a window that's normally closed -- a window that is revealing for those who are ready to take the trouble to understand. Here's such a window, one which provides insight into the base truth about what's going on in this war... a war waged by Arab barbarians and thugs who have hijacked the language of nationhood, of liberation, of human rights.

Read now the words of Dr Mahmoud Zahar, the senior spokesperson for Hamas who was interviewed in the BBC by Tim Sebastian on location in Gaza for the Hardtalk TV program on 20th May 2003. Part of the interview has been transcribed in full below - the whole thing can be viewed online at <>

To remind you, Hamas is the organization which carried out the massacre at the Sbarro restaurant on 9th August 2001 in which my daughter Malki, her best friend and thirteen other innocent children, teens, mothers and other civilians were cold-bloodedly murdered by a barbarian thug and a long, long line of their henchmen. (For the record, there remain serious observers like the Telegraph newspaper in the UK which persist in describing Hamas as "a legitimate resistance movement bent on liberating Palestinian land". You can see this under the heading: "The Islamic groups dedicated to change" online at

Please consider sharing this with others. Think particularly of friends with views like those of the well-known Australian journalist who told me his interview with me in August 2001 needed to be part of a double-headed interview -- the murderer's father on one side, me on the other -- on the grounds that that man's son's suicide death and my daughter's murder were, as he put it, two sides of the same coin. (The interview did not take place.)

Let's do what we can to explode the abhorrent nonsense of a cycle of violence. The lives of innocent Israelis depend on it.

Good wishes,
Arnold Roth

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TS: Dr. Zahar, I asked you a very simple question, if Israel accepts your conditions which are calling for the elimination of the occupation and an end for the Palestinian suffering will you renounce violence totally? Yes or no?

MZ: We are going to cease fire, and only cease-fire.

TS: Yes or no to that condition - yes or no?

MZ: I answered you - it's not the way to say yes or no. We are not -

TS: so how can Israel trust your assurances ever if you can't even give a straight answer to a straight question? How can they trust you?

MZ: The question is -

TS: If Israel withdraws -

MZ: If they withdraw from our land, if Israel is ready to say that we are not going to re-attack, and re-occupy our country -

TS: If they said that&

MZ: It's a big if - it's just imagination - they are not going to, they did that before. They occupied our country in '48, they occupied our area in '56, they occupied our area in '67, they occupied in '82, so the history is telling us that with Israel, it is impossible to stop their aggression.

TS: What you're telling me then there are no circumstances in which you will give up violence until you ve pushed Israel into the sea, that's what you want, isn't it?

MZ: I'm not saying that -

TS: You are saying that, aren't you??

MZ: I'm giving you it frankly - the attitude of Islam is not to accept a foreign state in this area

TS: Until Israel ceases to exist, you won't lay down your arms, is that right?

MZ: First of all we are a part of a Pan-Islamic state

TS: Yes or no?? I am asking you a very fair and straight question

MZ: I am giving you what is the attitude of thousands of, millions of people here

TS: But you won't give me a straight answer to a straight question

MZ: Because this will not be implemented, an independent state will be a small part in what is called a Pan-Islamic state; it will be in part with Jordan, with Syria, with Egypt

TS: Why do you keep on with this attitude? You are seen by many people in the world as a bunch of ruthless killers and fanatics. Are you happy with that?

MZ: We are not happy. These people are not seeing except the fault. These people are considering Islam as their enemy, as terrorists, this is a historical mistake. Because Islam is the supreme power in this area. Sooner or later we are going to achieve our power, our moral principle, our virtue in order to augment the (Islamic) state

TS: What with? What are you going to achieve it with? Explosives strapped onto a suicide bomber, you really think that is going to help you achieve your ends?


2. Syria Must Go

WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Hamas has employed its offices in Syria for the
financing and planning of insurgency operations, a new report says.

The report by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy said Hamas
leaders use their Damascus headquarters for the planning of major operations
against Israel. The report, authored by Matthew Levitt, said Hamas leaders
in Damascus have acknowledged their central role in insurgency operations.

The report cited a statement from the late Hamas military commander Salah
Shehada in the Gaza Strip. Shehada, who was assassinated last year in an
Israeli air attack in Gaza City, had asserted that "the political apparatus
is sovereign over the military apparatus, and a decision of the political
[echelon] takes precedence over the decision of the military [echelon],
without intervening in military operations."

3. Remember Australia Helped Liberate "Palestine"
From: Craig & Karen Blackwood <>
Subject: Fw: John Howard's comments on Australian Light Horse
From: <>Col Stringer
To: <;>;



You spoke about the Israeli-Arab conflict a little while ago. Australia is now involved in Iraq in many

different ways. You're a long way from home, aren't you?


Well Australians are used to travelling.


I mean you're a long way from home. The Middle East is not traditionally a place Australia has been involved in.


Actually, historically that is not so. Through some of the twists and turns of history, this is not the first time Australian forces have been involved in that part of the world. In fact we were involved in that part of the world, what the Americans would call the last cavalry charge of World War I, was carried out by the Australian Lighthorse on Beersheeba.

We were involved there, and we were involved in Syria and other parts of the Middle East in World War II. We've had peacekeepers in Gaza Strip, and so it's not a first but we take a very strong view that dealing with the twin challenges of rogue states and weapons of mass destruction is a worldwide responsibility, and we got involved in Iraq for good and proper reasons and we don't resile in any way from that commitment.

4. Israel is the solution

Its no secret that President Bush enjoys broad support from conservative, evangelical Christians. Since 9-11 and the war on terror, he has been gaining much broader support from the Jewish vote as well. Last week, a prominent group of evangelical leaders sent President Bush a letter warning him of the dangers of the roadmap.

As word spead of the likelihood that the Israeli cabinet would approve the roadmap, as they did today, the well-organized conservative Christian lobby has prepared for action, alongside their Jewish counterparts. House Republican leader, Tom DeLay, speaking to Jewish political activists in Washington last week, said, Israel is not the problem in the Middle East. Israel is the solution.

You can expect to see increased activity among the pro-Israel Christian Zionists in the wake of todays vote. If you have opportunity to make your voice heard on behalf of Israel, please do so.

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Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 23:02:29 +0200
Jerusalem News-215
1.Arutz Sheva News Tuesday,
2. Dahaf poll: 62% Sharon surrendered to American dictate
3. Some Statistics About Israel

1. Arutz Sheva News Tuesday,
May 27, 2003 / Iyar 25, 5763
Arutz-7's Haggai Segal asked a leading Yesha rabbi, Rabbi Eliezer Melamed of Har Brachah, if he agrees with Sharon that the "conquest is bad." "I agree that it's bad," the rabbi responded, "and the solution for this problem is provided in the Torah: Whoever loves us, and believes in our right to this land, can live here, and then will not feel that he is under conquest. Whoever doesn't recognize our rights, shouldn't live here. This is the solution."

Arutz-7: "But the Prime Minister could say that he might even agree with you, but that we presently don't have the strength to impose that solution - such that the bottom line is that they are under our occupation."

Rabbi Melamed: "True, it's not easy - but every long trip begins with the first few steps: by declaring that these our intentions, and by taking strong measures against terrorist families, and proceeding from there, step by step... It [appears] that the only way to solve the problems here is by Arab emigration, such as happened [with transfers of population] in World War II. Most of the Arabs in Yesha do not want to live in peace with us, so we have to continually remind the world that in Saudi Arabia, for example, there is plenty of oil and plenty of space, and that there is no reason that they should not help out their poor brothers... Israel should also offer to help in these efforts... I simply do not see any other solution to this problem. To give a state to the Palestinians is simply pushing off the war for another few months, and then it will just be harder for us."

2. Dahaf poll: 62% Sharon surrendered to American dictate
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 08:13:12 -0400

The following are the results of a Dahaf poll of a representative sample of
505 adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) carried out on 25 May after the
Cabinet decision on the roadmap.

[IMRA: It should be noted that the Israeli public has extremely limited
knowledge of the details of the roadmap.]

Should Israel agree to the roadmap plan proposed by President Bush?
Yes 56% No 34% No reply 10%

Will the implementation of the roadmap plan lead to a final agreement with
the Palestinians?
Yes 43% No 51% No reply 6%

Did Sharon think that the roadmap serves Israel's interests or did his
surrender to an American dictate?
American dictate 62% Israeli interests 23% Both 12%
No reply 3%

3. Some Statistics About Israel
Population 6.7 million
of whom
5.1 million are Jews
1 million are muslims
140,000 Christians
108,000 Druse

106 women for every 100 men
average longevity of women: 80.9 years
average longevity of men: 76.7
Most populated city: Jerusalem (682,000)
then Tel Aviv 362,000, Haifa 272,000
Rishon LeZion 212,000 Ashdod 188,000

Most Jewish Israelis (3.25 million) were born in Israel.
75% of Israelis own their own apartments
50% of households have computers, 25% are linked to the internet

Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 11:14:33 +0200
Jerusalem News-216
2. Americans oppose settlement freeze 61%:13%
4. Enslavement of Over 200,000 in Sudan
5. Analysis of the Road Map
7. Arutz Sheva News Wednesday,

WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The Bush administration has prepared a list of
sanctions against Israel should it refuse to comply with a plan for a
Palestinian state by the end of the year.

The roadmap, drafted by Washington as well as the European Union,
United Nations and Russia, calls for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian war
and the establishment of an interim state in 2003.

A congressional source close to the
administration said. "The White House doesn't regard the roadmap merely as
foreign policy. It sees the roadmap as a major element toward the reelection
of the president."

2. Americans oppose settlement freeze 61%:13%


NEW YORK - By a margin of nearly five to one, Americans oppose the Road
Map's prohibition against further Jewish construction in Judea-Samaria (the
West Bank) and Gaza, according to a new national poll.

Morton A. Klein, National President of the Zionist Organization of America
(ZOA), said: "The Bush administration's Road Map plan, which calls for
freezing Jewish construction and later expelling Jewish residents from the
territories, is clearly at odds with the views of most Americans. The vast
majority of Americans understand that preventing Jews from building or
living in those areas, while permitting Arabs to build and live there, is
ethnic discrimination. And that is morally outrageous and un-American."

The poll, carried out by John McLaughlin & Associates, was carried out among
a scientific sample of 1,000 American adults on May 21, 2003. It found:

* 61% Say Jewish Construction in Territories Should be Permitted:

* 63% Say Jews Should Be Allowed to Live in Territories:

* Only 10% Say "Settlements" Are Main Obstacle to Peace:

* 64% Oppose Expelling Jews from the Territories:

* Almost 2-1 Say Jews Have Strongest Historical Claim to Land: Asked whether
the Jews or the Arabs have "the strongest historical claim" to Judea-Samaria
and Gaza, 31.1% said the Jews; only 18.8% said the Arabs (the remainder were
undecided or declined to answer).
* * *
The Zionist Organization of America, founded in 1897, is the oldest
pro-Israel organization in the United States. The ZOA works to strengthen
U.S.-Israel relations, educates the American public and Congress about the
dangers that Israel faces, and combats anti-Israel bias in the media and on
college campuses. Its past presidents have included Supreme Court Justice
Louis Brandeis and Rabbi Dr. Abba Hillel Silver.

WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Pakistan is believed to have helped Al Qaida in efforts
to develop nuclear weapons.

A report by the Institute for Science and International Security .....authored by president David
Albright, said. "It has been known for long that Afghanistan has uranium
resources. But that Pakistani nuclear scientists were planning to extract
uranium, increases suspicions about their intentions."

4. Enslavement of Over 200,000 in Sudan
Subject: Leader Demands Freedom 200,000 Slaves Sudan Now

Free the Slaves Now, Sudanese Leader Demands
Enslavement of Over 200,000 Estimated

Freedom Now News interviewed Commissioner James Lual of Gogrial County,
northern Bahr El Ghazal, Southern Sudan, on May 26, 2003. Commissioner Lual is
the head of the SPLM Civil Administration in Gogrial County, which is one of
the areas severely affected by Sudanese Government sponsored slave raids over
the past two decades.

Freedom Now: How has slavery affected northern Bahr El Ghazal?

Lual: Khartoum's Arab militias have been raiding and taking slaves, looting
cattle and burning villages since the war started in 1983. The area has been
devastated by slave raids. The loss of life and property has been enormous.
People have been traumatized. They have been on the run for years. Many people
have been taken to the North as slaves. Many others ran away to the North to
save their lives.

Freedom Now: How many people from northern Bahr El Ghazal have been enslaved?

Lual: Nobody knows exactly, but the number is very high. In my County, we
estimate that between 50,000 to 60,000 people have been enslaved. Our records
show that over 10,000 have already been brought back by Arab retrievers. The
reports from other counties of northern Bahr el Ghazal show that over 200,000
have been enslaved over the past 20 years. The hardest hit areas are nearest
the border with the Arabs. Gogrial is a bit to the South and has not been hit
as hard as some of the others.

Freedom Now News

5. Analysis of the Road Map
DEBKAfile Special Analysis

What has led Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon to fit unreservedly into AmericaÓ"s geo-strategic box for the postwar Middle East? What has President George W. Bush promised him for saying yes to the Middle East road map, a document that no one except its authors believes in? What role is assigned the Palestinians? And how much will it cost Israel?

Sharon was offered three main incentives:

First America"s systematic disarmament of IsraelÓ"s most dangerous enemies has been built into the Bush master-plan Iraq first; shortly, an attempt to dissolve Iran s nuclear weapons option .. followed by steps to eliminate SyriaÓ's missile systems and weapons of mass destruction and the Hizballah"s military capabilities. In the long term, Washington will almost certainly aim at cutting short the development of Egyptian and Libyan N-bombs.
The United States is sweeping all these threats from its borders without Israel needing to deploy a single soldier or fire a single shot. For this saving of Israeli military life and limb, no words can do ample justice. Without any expenditure of its own military and economic resources, Israel may find itself in three or four years liberated from all its next-door enemies for the first time in its history.

Second The prospect of Yasser ArafatÓs eclipse on the international and Palestinian stage.

Third Sharon has been assured by the Bush White House though not publicly that Washington will back him in resisting any attempt to include the return of the 1948 Palestinian refugees in a final-status accord. Washington also promises to go along with leaving the main Jewish settlement blocks in place on the West Bank.
These incentives for Israeli acceptance of the road map carry a steep price tag.
Israel and its armed forces ! will have lost their freedom of action to combat terror
[[??? Brit-Am Comment: Remains to be seen. Knowing Sharon this seems unlikely]]]

6. Bus attacked outside Hebron
From: hebron <>

The Hebron Press Office
Wednesday May 28, 2003

11:15 PM

Bus attacked outside Hebron

At 10:30 tonight an Egged 160 bus, traveling from Jerusalem to Kiryat Arba-Hebron, was shot at near the Halhul bypass road, several kilometers north of Hebron. The bus was hit by at least 10 bullets and two people were lightly wounded by fragments. The injured passenger is presently being evacuated by ambulance to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and the other, the bus driver, is being treated at the Kiryat Arba Medical Center.

According to security sources, the bus was attacked by two groups of terrorists from both sides of the road.

A Kiryat Arba resident, Rachel, who was on the bus told "News from Hebron:" There was a sudden long volley of shots, not far from me. I was sitting at the back of the bus. A bullet broke the back window and missed one man's head by millimeters. The bullet passed down the middle of the isle, and thank G-d, no one was standing there. It shook me up."

7. Arutz Sheva News Wednesday,
May 28, 2003 / Iyar 26, 5763
Jerusalem Day commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem, Israel's capital, following the division of the city between 1948 and 1967. The Jerusalem Municipality's website states, "For three millennia Jerusalem has been the heart of the Jewish people. Although throughout the years the city was under the rule of many nations, including the Assyrians, Persians and Romans, Jerusalem is the enduring center of Jewish belief and identity. It has only ever been a capital city under Jewish rule. More recently, the Ottoman Turks ruled Jerusalem until December 1917, when it came under the control of the British.

"On November 29, 1947, the United Nations decided that the Land of Israel would be divided into two separate countries - one Jewish and one Arab. Jerusalem would belong to neither, holding special standing under the auspices of the U.N. The British mandate ended on May 15, 1948, at which time 7 Arab states declared war on the newly created Jewish State. The cease-fire ending Israel's War of Independence left Jerusalem a divided city, with Jordan retaining control of the eastern portion encompassing the Old City and the Western Wall and Israel retaining the western side. The resulting border was 7 kilometers long from north to south, dividing neighborhoods and even private property. A concrete wall was erected on the Israeli side against snipers.

"The Six Day War began on June 6, 1967. On June 8 - the 28th of the month of Iyar, according to the Hebrew calendar - Israeli forces broke through Lions' Gate to the Old City. On June 28, the Government of Israel proclaimed the Reunification of Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel." The Chief Rabbinate recognized the 28th of Iyar as a religious holiday of thanksgiving.

The Central Bureau of Statistics announced today that there are 683,000 residents in the capital, representing over 10% of the national population. The average monthly household income is NIS 9,300, more than 2,000 shekels less than the national average. One-third of the population is Arab. The average household has four children - 7 in hareidi families, and 4.5 children in Muslim households. 35% of the capital's residents are children under 15. In 2002, over 18,000 babies were born - 13% of the total number of babies born in Israel.

Over 1,000 PA residents were reportedly involved in a major ruckus in PA-controlled Hevron today, the result of an internal feud. There are reports of at least one dead and dozens injured.

Hizbullah anti-aircraft fire was directed at the eastern sector of the northern border this afternoon. The rockets landed between Kiryat Shmonah and Metullah. No one was hurt, but this was the 14th such attack this month.

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Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 11:16:15 +0200
Jerusalem News-217
1. Moshe Kohn: The International Roots of Transfer
2. Chritian Identity and Brit-Am

1. Moshe Kohn: The International Roots of Transfer
The Jerusalem Post, 20/11/01
( )

Considering the transfer of Arabs from Eretz Yisrael -

by agreement or, if necessary, by coercion -

then .. those Zionists [who advocate it for the "Palestinians"] are in the glorious

company of such "fascists/racists" as Nobel Peace laureate Fridtjof

Nansen, organizer of the mutual transfer of Greek and Turkish populations

after World War I; the 31st president of the U.S., Herbert Hoover; his

successors, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman; Nobel Peace laureate

Sir Norman Angell; the 1937 Royal (British) Peel Commission; British Col.

Richard Meinertzhagen; American author John Gunther; Harry St. John

Philby, a rabid British anti-Zionist and adviser to Saudi Arabian ruler Abdul

Aziz Ibn Saud, the man responsible for the transfer of the Hashemite Arabs

from the Arabian Peninsula to Transjordan; Rev. James Parkes, English

Christian theologian and historian; British secretary for the colonies William

Ormsby-Gore; the British Labor Party; British foreign secretary and prime

minister Anthony Eden; and other non-Jewish luminaries.

(The history of transfer is told in richly documented detail in Chaim

Simons's book, "International Proposals to Transfer Arabs from Palestine",


Let's begin with Herbert Hoover, who was a Quaker, a noted humanitarian,

and an engineer by education and profession.

In 1945 Hoover proposed the recovery of some 12 million dunams (three

million acres) of land in Iraq for the resettlement of the Arabs of Mandatory

Western Palestine. (This designation applied only to the area west of the

Jordan River, the eastern part of the Mandate having long since been

presented by Winston Churchill to the Hashemite newcomers from Arabia.)

"Palestine itself," Hoover wrote, "could be turned over to Jewish

immigrants in search of a homeland." He thought this might prove to be
" 'the model migration in history' -
transferring Arabs to an Arab nation; restoring agricultural prosperity to the

ancient valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates, and providing persecuted Jews

with a refuge and a beacon. 'It would be a solution by engineering instead

of by conflict,' Hoover said."

He subsequently wrote a letter of elaboration to the "New York World-

Telegram" newspaper (long since defunct) saying that his proposal offers "a

method of settlement with both honor and wisdom."

Truman liked the idea.

As for Franklin Roosevelt -

In 1942 Roosevelt told his secretary of the treasury, Henry Morgenthau, Jr.:

"I actually would put barbed wire around Palestine, and I would begin to

move the Arabs out of Palestine... I would provide land for the Arabs in

some other part of the Middle East... There are lots of places to which you

could move the Arabs." And he told the under-secretary of state, Edward

Stettinius, that "Palestine should be for the Jews and no Arabs should be

in it."

As for the British Labor Party - in 1944 it adopted a pro-Zionist resolution,

including a proposal for the transfer of Arabs from Palestine, that was too

radical even for some of the Zionist leadership. But that was before Labor

came to power the following year, and came under the sway of ... foreign secretary Ernest Bevin.

In 1927 even Iraq's King Feisal I implicitly welcomed the idea of "Muslim

Arab peasants from Syria and Palestine" coming to cultivate the vast

expanses of unoccupied Iraqi land. A little more than two decades later,

Iraqi prime minister Nuri Sa'id put forth the idea of exchanging Baghdad's

Jewish population for an equal number of Israeli Arabs.
....Simons cites in his book several authoritative

statements to the effect that a good half of the Arabs of Mandatory

Palestine had arrived only in the decades since the Zionists began

developing the country's agriculture and economy in general.

2. Chritian Identity and Brit-Am
Christian Identity as far as "Identity" goes believes in a similar theme to that of Brit-Am.
Some (but not all) of CI groups are anti-semitic and some are linked to fringe elements. Not all of them are
negative but some of them are and they give us a bad name through the association of what we believe in.
Any new revolutionary idea that has been accepted in history has had to go through an evolutionary phase
wherein it was popularly considered to be that of a "lunatic" fringe. This is the price we have to pay for being on the "cutting edge"
of Biblical truth.

The Brit-Am belief is that of the Bible. The Bible has been often misused to justify all kinds of perversity
yet without the Bible this world would be a dark and ugly place. All that is truly good in our existence is thanks to the God of Israel as He reveals Himself in His Bible.

Was Rudolphs
religion a factor?
By Alan Cooperman

June 2 The arrest of alleged Olympic bomber Eric Robert Rudolph may finally allow authorities to answer a question that has loomed since the beginning of the five-year hunt for him, but that has taken on deeper resonance since Sept. 11, 2001: Is he a Christian terrorist?
THE QUESTION is not just whether Rudolph is a terrorist, or whether he considers himself a Christian. It is whether he planted bombs at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, two abortion clinics and a gay nightclub to advance a religious ideology and how numerous, organized and violent others who share that ideology may be.
Federal investigators believe Rudolph has had a long association with the radical Christian Identity movement, which asserts that North European whites are the direct descendents of the lost tribes of Israel, Gods chosen people. Some investigators also think he may have written letters that claimed responsibility for the nightclub and abortion clinic bombings on behalf of the Army of God, a violent offshoot of Christian Identity.
We declare and will wage total war on the ungodly communist regime in New York and your legaslative bureaucratic lackeys in Washington. It is you who are responsible and preside over the murder of children and issue the policy of ungodly preversion thats destroying our people,one of the letters said, in childish penmanship riddled with errors.

Based on what we know of Rudolph so far, and admittedly its fragmentary, there seems to be a fairly high likelihood that he can legitimately be called a Christian terrorist,said Michael Barkun, a professor of political science at Syracuse University who has been a consultant to the FBI on Christian extremist groups.
Investigators have said, however, that it is unclear whether Rudolph genuinely was part of an Army of God or merely claimed to belong to an organized group. According to Barkun, most Christian Identity followers are nonviolent, and the movements militants generally adhere to the principle of leaderless resistance,believing that government surveillance is so pervasive that organized groups are bound to be penetrated and it is wiser to act alone.
Another expert on such groups, Idaho State University sociology professor James A. Aho, said he is reluctant to use the phrase Christian terrorist,because it is sort of an oxymoron.
I would prefer to say that Rudolph is a religiously inspired terrorist, because most mainstream Christians consider Christian Identity to be a heresy,Aho said. If Christians take umbrage at the juxtaposition of the words Christianand terrorist,he added, that may give them some idea of how Muslims feelwhen they constantly hear the term Islamic terrorism,especially since the Sept. 11 attacks.

Religiously inspired terrorism is a worldwide phenomenon, and every major world religion has people who have appropriated the label of their religion in order to legitimize their violence,Aho said.
Not only in Rudolphs case, but also in the case of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh and Muslim suicide bombers, theres always the question of what comes first, is it the religious belief or the violent personality?Aho said. Im inclined to believe that people who are violent in their inclinations search out a religious home that justifies their violence.

Rudolph, 36, appears to have found his religious home during his impoverished familys wanderings in his fatherless teenage years.
The FBI believes he was exposed to Christian Identitys ideology in the early 1980s when his mother brought him to live for four months with the Church of Israel, a congregation in Schell City, Mo. Federal investigators have said that after that experience, when he was about 14, Rudolph periodically made contact with Christian Identity groups, including the Aryan Nations, an Idaho-based group that has been influential in the militia movement.
But the Church of Israels pastor, Dan Gayman, strongly disassociated himself from Rudolph in a telephone interview yesterday.
We very clearly and emphatically teach that all Christians have a duty and an obligation to respect all law enforcement authorities. If Eric Rudolph had listened to his lessons here, he would have learned that acts of violence were absolutely and completely out of order and something this church would never have condoned,Gayman said.
Gayman, 66, recalled that Rudolphs mother arrived at the church in the Missouri Ozarks in about 1981 or 82 with Eric and Jamie, one of his four brothers, and presented herself as a widow in very destitute condition, with two boys to feed and without money to buy food or gas.He said his congregation took them in just long enough for them to get back on their feet.
The Church of Israel does not call itself a Christian Identity congregation. But its teachings echo the movements, which are generally traced to two 19th-century British ministers, John Wilson and Edward Hine, who justified colonialism on the grounds that the British nation was descended from the 10 lost tribes of biblical Israel.
Asked to explain the Church of Israels racial views, Gayman said, We teach that God is the creator of all races, that He created them separately and distinctly with their own unique talents and characteristics, and that every race has a purpose in Gods plan.
As to the purpose of whites, he said: I would simply say that we believe that the Caucasian people are the literal descendants of the lost 10 tribes of Israel, and they would occupy a place of prominence in the plan of God.
Because the Christian Identity movement is loosely organized and keeps no membership rolls, its numbers have been estimated at anywhere from 2,000 to 100,000, including many informal chapters in prisons. Many adherents are strongly anti-Semitic, considering themselves to be the true Israelites and Jews to be impostors.

Barkun said the anti-gay and antiabortion positions that may have motivated Rudolphs alleged bombings are a rather subordinate theme in Christian Identity. He noted, however, that members of Rudolphs extended family have said he viewed abortion not just as the taking of life, but as a threat to the white race.
The notion that there are significant numbers of white mothers having abortions, and therefore the race is being endangered, is interesting, because racial genocide is a major theme in Christian Identity,Barkun said.
A deeper mystery, perhaps, is the motive for the Olympic bombing, which took place at a rock concert in downtown Atlanta, killing a 44-year-old woman and injuring more than 100 others. Barkun speculated that the Olympics may have symbolized for Rudolph the mixing of races and cultures.Or, he said, the Games may have triggered pervasive fear of a global tyranny run from the United Nations and destroying American independence and so on.
But, he added, anti-Olympic sentiment is not a motif in Christian Identity, and it still strikes me as an odd target.

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"And I will bless them that bless you" (Genesis 12:15).
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:30:20 +0200

Jerusalem News-218
1. Israeli Achievements
2. The Bridge Is Out on the Road Map
3. Israeli flags in Palace - Not Aqaba Streets
4. "Seven Practical Steps"
5. The Times Has Come

1. Israeli Achievements
Subject: Fw: Truly, A Light To The Nations
Israel: Diverse, Creative, and Free
Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the
world's population, can make claim to the following:

Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population
in the world.

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other
nation by a large margin - 109 per 10,000 people - as well as one of
the highest per capita rates of patents filed.

In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of
startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the
largest number of startup companies than any other country in the
world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).

Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right
behind the US.

Outside the United States and Canada, Israel has the largest number
of NASDAQ listed companies.

Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East.
The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the

With an aerial arsenal of over 250 F-16s, Israel has the largest
fleet of the aircraft outside of the US.

Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate
neighbors combined.

On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech

Israel has the largest raptor migration in the world, with hundreds
of thousands of African birds of prey crossing as they fan out into

Twenty-four percent of Israel's workforce holds university degrees -
ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States
and Holland - and 12 percent hold advanced degrees.

Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.

In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews
at risk in Ethiopia to safety in Israel.

When the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was bombed in 1998, Israeli
rescue teams were on the scene within a day - and saved three victims
from the rubble.

Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship - and the
highest rate among women and among people over 55 - in the world.

Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing
nation on earth.

According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline
industry's most impenetrable flight security. U.S. officials now
look to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats.

Israel's Maccabi basketball team won the European championships in

Israel has the world's second highest per capita of new books.

Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century
with a net gain in its number of trees.

Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.

Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-
radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.

An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring
proper administration of medications, thus removing human error
from medical treatment. Every year in U.S. hospitals 7,000 patients
die from treatment mistakes.

Israel's Givun imaging developed the first ingestible video camera,
so small it fits inside a pill. Used the view the small intestine
from the inside, the camera helps doctors diagnose cancer and
digestive disorders.

With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has
the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (apart
from the Silicon Valley).

In response to serious water shortages, Israeli engineers and
agriculturalists developed a revolutionary drip irrigation system to
minimize the amount of water used to grow crops.

Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per

Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in
the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S.,
over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its
work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in
this category as well.

The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its
largest development center in Israel.

Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-

The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the
US in Israel.

The technology for AOL Instant Messenger was developed in 1996 by
four young Israelis.

A new acne treatment developed in Israel, the ClearLight device,
produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band blue
light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct - all without
damaging surroundings skin or tissue.

An Israeli company was the first to develop and install a large-scale
solar-powered and fully functional electricity generating plant, in
southern California's Mojave desert.

The first PC anti-virus software was developed in Israel in 1979.

2. The Bridge Is Out on the Road Map
Subject: Danger:

The Prime Minister of Japan met with President Bush weekend before last on his ranch in Crawford, TX. Undoubtedly the President lobbied him about supporting a Palestinian State next to Israel on the land YVHV promised to the twelve tribes. Monday before last Japan was rocked with a massive earthquake. After the war ended in Iraq, the President, Colon Powell, Condoleezza Rice (disregarding my warning to him in my open letter (published in the JewishXpress Magazine) all unitedly began lobbying for two states on the Holy Land. Again like Japan with the earthquake, the United States was similarly hit with 434 deadly tornadoes. The most in history. (Personally, I believe that these tornadoes and the earthquake were precipated by this administration's and Congress"s call for a separate Palestinian State on the land promised to Israel)

These calamities are just the beginning as the kings of the earth take counsel against YHVH and against His anointed. In this case, Israel is the anointed of YVHV. It is He that is regathering His people to the land from the ashes of Auschwitz, from the neighboring nations of the Middle East, from the former Soviet Union and from Ethiopia. Nearly a thousand times in the Scriptures, it is He that is calling all the tribes out of all the nations of their scattering back to Himself and to the land that He has given them as an inheritance forever.

When the world leaders take counsel together to divide His land He laughs at them for He will have them in derision. In Joel 2:18 YHVH states: "I will be jealous over My land and will pity My people." YVHV is the Zionist and owner of the land. It is He that will give it to whom He will. It is He that is regathering His people and not they regathering themselves.

3. Israeli flags in Palace - Not Aqaba Streets
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 02:50:23 -0400
Aaron Lerner Date: 4 June 2003

While Israel Radio reported that while the streets of Aqaba are decorated
today with the flags of Jordan, U.S. and the PLO/PA, Jordan declined to put
Israeli flags in the streets.

Amir Weiss, the spokesman of the Israeli Embassy in Amman, took an upbeat
tone in an interview on Israel Radio, noting that Israeli flags were inside
the king's palace in Aqaba for the meeting.

At 9:47 AM Israel Radio pointed out it is becoming embarrassing that the
Jordanians have yet to permit the Israeli flag to be displayed at the press

4. "Seven Practical Steps

From: Aram Paquin <>
Subject: A positive sign?


I extracted this from an article available at

The article quotes Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, dean of the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in Shechem, and dean of the Menucha Rachel Study Center in Hebron.

"Seven Practical Steps:

1. The entire Land of Israel belongs to the entire Jewish people settlement of all the Land

2. Eradicating terrorism from its roots

3. Torah based legal system

4. Encouraging mass Aliyah from all parts of the Diaspora

5. Distancing antagonistic foreign elements from the Land while sustaining Righteous Gentiles

6. Bridging the educational gap between Torah and the sciences

7. Preparing the way for the building of the third Temple.

The time has come to reframe our thinking, and to make this program reality!"

5. The Times Has Come
The times has come for the Brit-Am message to be expanded, enhanced, and enabled to reach all those for whom it is intended.
Please do what you can.
God bless you
Yair Davidiy
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 12:43:38 +0200

Jerusalem News-219
1. The Betrayal of Judah??
2. Arutz Sheva News Sunday,
3. Orthodox Jewish Groups Support Israel's Defensive Actions; Take
Exception to White House Criticism
4. The 10 Great Things About America!
by Dinesh D. Souza
5. Iraq - needed by USA?

1. The Betrayal of Judah??

Danish foreign minister hints at sanctions if road map stalls

By Arnon Regular, Haaretz Correspondent

Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller said Saturday the foreign ministers of the international Quartet (the UN, United States, EU and Russia) had prepared various means of applying pressure to force Israel and the Palestinians to implement the road map for a solution to their conflict.

Moeller, whose country, Denmark, headed the EU presidency when the road map was put together, was speaking on the eve of the arrival in the region of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. He had been asked what sanctions could be imposed by the EU and the Quartet on any side that failed to implement the road map.

"We have a series of measures we will come out with at the appropriate time," Moeller said at a conference of peace activists from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt and Jordan that was organized by the Jordanian Foreign Ministry. "I won't expose them now because if I were to do so, they would lose their effectiveness; but we are ready to use them if we are required to do so," he added.

Delegates at the conference included Haim Ramon, MK (Labor), former Labor lawmaker Uzi Bar'am, representatives from the Peres Center for Peace, Fatah activists from the PA and Jerusalem, and members of Jordanian and Egyptian peace movements

2. Arutz Sheva News Sunday,
June 8, 2003 / Sivan 8, 5763
G-d's promise of the Holy Land to Jacob's offspring now appears on some 25 large billboards across southeastern and central United States. Four American organizations comprising the Committee For a One-State Solution are sponsoring a billboard-and-bumper-sticker campaign to try and halt President Bush's headlong drive along the Road Map. As of now, there are billboards in Colorado, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.

The campaign reflects what the organizers call the "growing concern within the Christian community that the Road Map plan will dictate [Israel's] surrender of biblical lands" - and that this is "an affront to all believers." The billboards petition President Bush to honor God's covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In addition, thousands of bumper stickers have been sent out nationwide with the same message. The billboards ask that people contact the White House at 202-456-1111. For more information, see <>.

In a related item, the Israeli branch of Republicans Abroad <> has written to President Bush that "pressing ahead with this [Road Map] plan will only serve to alienate American Jews and the Christian right." The letter states that the Administration's pursuit of the plan is causing "increasing numbers of American citizens, both here in Israel and in the United States, [to consider] abandoning the Republican party."

3. Orthodox Jewish Groups Support Israel's Defensive Actions; Take
Exception to White House Criticism

The Orthodox Union, Religious Zionists of America, Rabbinical Council of
America, National Council of Young Israel, AMIT, and Emunah of America today
express our support for the State of Israel's recent actions in the defense
of its citizens and their security.

As President Bush has repeatedly stated, "terror is terror, regardless of
where in the world it occurs," and we support Israel's right to act on this
principle in its self-defense.

We take exception to the White House's criticism of today's Israeli action
in the Gaza Strip against the Hamas terrorist leader. Those who would abort
the process initiated by the President must be confronted at every turn in
accordance with the principles set forth by President Bush on June 24, 2002.

We pray for an end to terror and violence in the Middle East and for a
genuine and lasting peace for all the people of the region.


4. The 10 Great Things About America!
by Dinesh D. Souza

[Extracts Only]:
We've endured lengthy lectures about America's history of slavery, about
the defects of American foreign policy, about the materialism of
American life, and about the excesses of American culture. In the view
of many critics at home and abroad, America can do no right.

This indictment, which undermines the patriotism of Americans, is based
on a narrow and distorted understanding of America. It exaggerates
America's faults, and it ignores what is good and even great about

As an immigrant who has chosen to become a U.S. citizen, I feel
especially qualified to say what is special about this country.

Having grown up in a different society - in my case, Mumbai, India -- I
am not only:
Able to identify aspects of America that are invisible to people who
have always lived here, but I am also...
Acutely conscious of the daily blessings I enjoy in America.

Here, then, is my list of The 10 Great Things About America:

#1. America provides an amazingly good life for the ordinary guy:

Rich people live well everywhere. But what distinguishes America is that
it provides an incomparably high standard of living for the "common man."

We now live in a country where construction workers regularly pay $4 for
a non-fat latte, where maids drive nice cars, and where plumbers take
their families on vacation to Europe.

Indeed newcomers to the United States are struck by the amenities
enjoyed by "poor" people in the United States. This fact was dramatized
in the 1980s when CBS television broadcast a documentary, "People Like
Us," which was intended to show the miseries of the poor during an
ongoing recession.

The Soviet Union also broadcast the documentary, with a view to
embarrassing the Reagan administration. But by the testimony of former
Soviet leaders, it had the opposite effect. Ordinary people across the
Soviet Union saw that the poorest Americans have TV sets, microwave
ovens and cars.

They arrived at the same perception that I witnessed in an acquaintance
of mine from Bombay who has been unsuccessfully trying to move to the
United States. I asked him, "Why are you so eager to come to America?"
He replied, "I really want to live in a country where the poor people
are fat."

#2. America offers more opportunity and social mobility than any other
country, including the countries of Europe:

#3. Work and trade are respectable in America, which is not true

Historically, most cultures have despised the merchant and the laborer,
regarding the former as vile and corrupt and the latter as degraded and
vulgar. Some cultures, such as that of ancient Greece and medieval
Islam, even held it is better to acquire things through plunder than
through trade or contract labor.

But the American Founders altered this moral hierarchy. They established
a society in which the life of the businessman, and of the people who
worked for him, would be a noble calling. In the American view, there is
nothing vile or degraded about serving your customers either as a CEO or
as a waiter. The ordinary life of production and supporting a family is
more highly valued in the United States than in any other country.
Indeed America is the only country in the world where we call the waiter
"sir," as if he were a knight.

#4. America has achieved greater social equality than any other society:

True, there are large inequalities of income and wealth in America. In
purely economic terms, Europe is more egalitarian. But Americans are
socially more equal than any other people, and this is unaffected by
economic disparities.

# 5. People live longer, fuller lives in America:

In 1900, the life expectancy in America was around 50 years; today, it
is more than 75 years. Advances in medicine and agriculture are mainly
responsible for the change. This extension of the lifespan means more
years to enjoy life, more free time to devote to a good cause, and more
occasions to do things with the grandchildren.

In many countries, people who are old seem to have nothing to do: they
just wait to die. In America the old are incredibly vigorous, and people
in their 70s pursue the pleasures of life, including remarriage and
sexual gratification, with a zeal that I find unnerving.

# 6. In America the destiny of the young is not decided for them but is
created by them.

#7. America has gone further than any other society in establishing
equality of rights:

#8. America has found a solution to the problem of religious and ethnic
conflict that continues to divide and terrorize much of the world:

Visitors to places like New York are amazed to see the way in which
Serbs and Croatians, Sikhs and Hindus, Irish Catholics and Irish
Protestants, Jews and Palestinians, all seem to work and live together
in harmony.

.. in general America is the only country in the world that extends
full membership to outsiders.

#9. America has the kindest, gentlest foreign policy of any great power
in world history:

For the most part, America is an abstaining superpower:

#10. America, the freest nation on Earth, is also the most virtuous
nation on Earth:
This point seems counterintuitive, given the amount of conspicuous
vulgarity, vice and immorality in America.

The millions of Americans who live decent, praiseworthy lives deserve
our highest admiration because they have opted for the good when the
good is not the only available option.
Even amidst the temptations of a rich and free society, they have
remained on the straight path.

Their virtue has special luster because it is freely chosen.

5. Iraq - needed by USA?
We have interpreted the invasion and occupation of Iraq by the USA and Britain as possibly fulfilling Biblical Prophecy.
According to Zechariah 10:7-10 and Micah 7 Ephraim in the Latter Days will return to Gilead (Syria and part of Iraq) and Lebanon.
They will return by way of northern Iraq and the surrounding region?
See the accompanying article in "Brit-Am Now"-255
The allies had to attack Iraq had attacked them and posed a danger to them through its backing of terror organizations.
Iraq in effect played into the hands of the allies. They needed (to some degree) a reason to invade when they did. It was in some way a gift from heaven that they were almost forced to do so when they most needed it.
Partial Explanation:
America needs oil. Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait have oil that is part of the world economy and that of the USA.
The Americans were in Saudia and Kuwait. The Americans were being pressured by the Saudis to leave
and had agreed to do so. Kuwait could go either way any time. Iraq was antagonistic and to a degree in an open state of warfare.
The American position was on the verge of serious decline.
The price of oil had been fixed in US dollars. This means that in the short term it was as if the USA had produced the oil itself.
The USA could print dollars and buy oil with them. The dollars were worth something. They were worth oil barrels. Eventually the dollars would come back to the USA and the USA would have to supply goods and services for them but it did this largely on its own terms and in its own time.
It could keep the ball rolling and enjoy prosperity through paper transactions. The dollars could always be exchanged for foreign currency
but even this would work to the advantage of the USA. The USA has similar arrangements all over the world that enable America to be the most prosperous country in the world, keep the world peace, and consume much more than it actually produces.
The rest of the world led by the EU, Japan, and China have been striving to unseat the USA and have been partially succesful.
They are aiming to take over.
In 1990-91 when Sadam invaded Kuwait he threatened America's position. He was driven out of Kuwait. Sadam then began to set the price of oil he produced in Euros. The benefit the USA had previously had through the price of oil being set in dollars now began partially to go to the EU. That was one of the reasons Germany and France were against invading Iraq.

By invading Iraq and helping to rehabilitate Iraq and maintaining a presence there the USA keeps the other oil nations in line and keeps the oil price in dollars and supply lines under comparative control. It increases the chances of the USA world-wide in economic confrontation.
The economy is important. Without funds it is difficult to function. Because they lost on the economic scene the Russians Communists fell apart.
Without an economically strong USA the world is in danger. Australia would be in danger from Indonesia and other Asian nations. Britain would be in danger of being absorbed by the Continent. The State of Israel would its economic and military mainstay and be subject to threats by the EU and nearly ALL OTHER world powers who would not hesitate to engineer a second holocaust.

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 00:21:09 +0200

Jerusalem News-220
1. Arutz Sheva News Wednesday,
2. Al Ramsay: Biblical Rights
3. Reactions to Jerusalem Blast by Palestinian and US Leaders
4. The Enemy Speaks (But we can perhaps learn something)
5. Religious Zionists
6. Antidote to virus
7. British Imperialism Revisited

1. Arutz Sheva News Wednesday,
June 11, 2003 / Sivan 11, 5763
Just before 5:30 PM, an apparent suicide terrorist blew himself up inside an Egged bus in downtown Jerusalem. The number of dead stands at 15, with over 70 wounded. The #14 bus exploded on the city's main artery, Jaffa Road, outside the Merkaz Klal shopping center [across the road from recent residence of Yair Davidiy and former Brit-Am operational center]. Hamas is suspected. Less than an hour after the attack, IDF planes bombed Gaza, killing top Hamas terrorist

2. Al Ramsay: Biblical Rights
From: Al Ramsay <>
Subject: Carving up Israel

George Bush probably thinks that settling the middle east situation is a noble cause that he will go down in history for brokering a peace treaty. President Bush runs the risk of working in opposition to the word of G-d in brokering away land that was given to Abraham for a perpetual inheritance.

Genesis 13:14-15 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

Zechariah 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Deuteronomy 4:31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

Allen Ramsay

3. Reactions to Jerusalem Blast by Palestinian and US Leaders
Voice of Judea News and Commentary

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Abdul Aziz Rantissi Cheers Attack on Jews in Jerusalem

Moments after the 5:30 PM blast on Jaffa Road, near the "Davidka" in
Downtown Jerusalem, Abdel Aziz Rantissi, a senior Hamas Terrorist leader
cheered the attack, calling upon more strikes against Jews everywhere and
against Jewish political leaders.

The Jerusalem blast has left many dead (early reports of 15 dead) and
dozens seriously wounded. It is statements and actions like these that
prompted Israel to carry out an attack against Rantissi yesterday.
Rantissi succeeded in evading a missile attack. Had Israel succeeded
perhaps many lives could have been saved today. Rantissi has been
instrumental in murdering dozens of Jews, in the past. And he continues to
plot the murder of innocent Jews, as we saw again today.

U.S. President Bush has already warned the Israelis against taking any
retaliation for the Jerusalem massacre, repeating the sentiments of his
comments after the failed attack on Rantissi.

Bush said, "I'm concerned that the attacks will make it more
difficult for the Palestinian leadership to fight off terrorist attacks,
Bush told reporters Tuesday. I also don't believe the attacks helped
Israeli security."

4. The Enemy Speaks (But we can perhaps learn something)
The following article is inaccurate and presents a lop-sided view of Christians who support Israel.
Nevertheless it is worth reading since it shows how some of those who are both anti-Jewish and evidently anti-Bible-believers view the issue and how by taking a few selected facts they can misrepresent the reality.
Our impression is that most Christians support Israel because they believe that is what God as He reveals Himself in the Bible would want them to.
That is the bottom line and everything else is really superfluous.
Even so, the article is worth noting:

Apocalypse Soon
By Giles Fraser
The Guardian

Monday 09 June 2003

Evangelicals in the US believe there is a biblical basis for opposing the Middle East road map

Just as new life is being breathed into the peace process, religious groups throughout the US are whipping up hostility to the road map. The aim of the Christian-Jewish "interfaith Zionist leadership summit" held in Washington last month was "to oppose rewarding murderous Palestinian terrorism with statehood". Attending the conference were some of the most influential figures of the Christian right; behind them a whole infrastructure of churches, radio stations and bible college courses teaching "middle-east history".

Since the late 19th century, an increasing number of fundamentalists have come to believe that the second coming of Christ is bound up with the political geography of Israel. Forget about the pre-1967 boundaries; for them the boundaries that count are the ones shown on maps at the back of the Bible.

The acceptance of the state of Israel by the UN in 1949 brought much excitement to those who believed the second coming was being prepared for. A similar reaction greeted the Six Day war in 1967. The displacement of Palestinians mattered little compared with the fulfilment of biblical prophecy. Writing in Christianity Today immediately after the Six Day war, Billy Graham's father-in-law, Nelson Bell, claimed the fact that "for the first time in more than 2,000 years Jerusalem is now completely in the hands of the Jews gives the student of the Bible a thrill and a renewed faith in its accuracy and validity."

So as the international community withdrew its embassies after the war, and the UN passed resolution 242 condemning Israel's occupation of the West Bank, the International Christian Embassy was set up to show support for Israel. Since then the Christian right has staunchly opposed trading land for peace or any attempt to broker a settlement by power-sharing arrangements. The destruction of the al-Aqsa mosque continues to be sought after by both Christian and Jewish fundamentalists. US churches are encouraged to form links with Jewish settlers via email and to support them through fundraising.

Happy to have any friend it can get, the Israeli government has long since exploited its connections with far-right US Christian groups. While moderate Christians, such as the Palestinian Bishop of Jerusalem, cannot get to see Ariel Sharon despite repeated requests, the door is always open to southern Baptists and TV evangelists.

What is astonishing about this marriage of convenience is that their version of evangelical Christianity believes that biblical prophecy leads to Armageddon and finally to the conversion of the Jews to Christ. According to the most influential of the Christian Zionists, Hal Lindsey, the valley from Galilee to Eilat will flow with blood and "144,000 Jews would bow down before Jesus and be saved, but the rest of Jewry would perish in the mother of all holocausts". These lunatic ravings would matter little were they not so influential. Lindsey's book, The Late Great Planet Earth, has sold nearly 20m copies in English and another 30m-plus worldwide.

Against this crazy theological background, an ideological battle is now being waged. Despite the fact that apocalyptic prophecy as read by the Christian right ends with another holocaust, some Israeli politicians and journalists are encouraging fundamentalists to stick by the implications of their narrative. In a recent column in the Jerusalem Post, Michael Freund called upon evangelical Christians to lobby against the pressure being put on George Bush by Tony Blair and Colin Powell. "If Jesus were alive today," he wrote, "the US state department would likely criticise him for being a Jewish settler and an obstacle for peace."

There are 45 million evangelicals in the US and they represent a crucial block vote for born-again Bush. It is therefore to his credit that he has resisted their pressure and managed to persuade Sharon to accept the peace plan. Perhaps Bush is able to take the evangelical vote for granted in much the same way as Blair is able to take the left's vote for granted: both have nowhere else to go.

Yet Bishop Riah Abu El-Assal of Jerusalem doesn't trust Bush. He thinks the combination of European impotence and the US's refusal to pressure Israelis into stopping building settlements means the plan is already dead in the water. "It took them six days to occupy the Palestinian territories; they could get out in three," he says. Bishop Riah has persuaded the World Council of Churches to call for sanctions on all products from the occupied territories.

The diocese of Jerusalem runs hospitals in Gaza and Nablus. It's in places like these that the real work of Christian ministry is conducted. By contrast, US evangelicals oppose the peace process and swarm into Iraq to convert its people to Jesus.

5. Religious Zionists
Cherie wrote:
is there a difference between religious zionists and political zionists in
your opinion? please explain...thanks, Cherie Koch

Religious Zionists see a religious obligation in settling the Land of Israel, conquering the land,
and establishing an independent Jewish rule over the land in accordance with the Bible and related sources.
Lately many also see the State of Israel as an indispensable stage in the Redemption of the World and the coming Messianic era.
The strengthening of the Jewish presence in the Land of Israel and of the State of Israel is regarded as a preparation for the coming of the Messiah.
I am speaking in general: In practice there are all kinds of Religious Zionists and some are more religious than others and some
emphasize the secular aspects of Zionism mas much as the religious ones.
Political Zionists see the need for an independent Jewish State in the Land of Israel due to the historical and emotional connection of the Jewish people to the land. They emphasize culture, democracy, secular values, and so on. The boundaries between Religious Zionism and Political Zionism in practice are often not so clear cut.

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Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 07:57:27 +0200

Jerusalem News-221

1. Marianne Connolly: In Defence of Evangelists

1. Marianne Connolly: In Defence of Evangelists

From: marianne connolly
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-220

Hi Yair,

I didn't get past this portion of this article;

" What is astonishing about this marriage of convenience is that their version of evangelical Christianity believes that biblical prophecy leads to Armageddon and finally to the conversion of the Jews to Christ.
According to the most influential of the Christian Zionists, Hal Lindsey, the valley from Galilee to Eilat will flow with blood and "144,000 Jews would bow down before Jesus and be saved, but the rest of Jewry would perish in the mother of all holocausts". These lunatic ravings would matter little were they not so influential. Lindsey's book, The Late Great Planet Earth, has sold nearly 20m copies in English and another 30m-plus worldwide."

This is a flat out lie. Hal Lindsay never ever taught or said such a thing. I became a Christian through the movie "The Late Great Planet Earth". I have many of Hal's books so I think I can speak on this subject. In addition I've studied scripture for 25 years and can also speak quite eloquently on Biblical prophecy. First of all Hal is not a Christian Zionist. He is a teacher of Biblical prophecy. What he does teach is exactly what Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Amos, Zechariah etc., say, and that is that God's promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob of the land of Canaan, that was forfeited for a time because of Israel's disobedience per Deuteronomy 18, will be returned to Israel, per God's promise to David. fThe fact that the Zionist movement started in the late 1800's and today Israel is in the land, with Jerusalem as it's capital is proof that God is moving his people back into the land. I believe that you, Yair, are being used by God towards the finality of Israel and Judah being reunited. He further teaches exactly like you do, Yair, and that is that Israel and Judah will be reunited in the land, per Ezekiel 37. In the Book of Revelation is speaks about 12,000 from each tribe being sealed by God for a specific purpose. At the end of the 70th week of Daniel, referred to in Daniel 9:24, all of Israel will be saved and the promise of Jeremiah 31 will be fulfilled in Israel. In the meantime there will be much trouble in Israel, per Zechariah 12, and per daily headlines. Those who call Hal's teachings lunatic ravings are usually those who haven't a clue what scripture teaches...
...this Road Map I believe, is a selling out of Israel. I personally, as a Bible believing Christian, would not touch that situation over there with a 10 foot pole, because that is God's land and he gave is to Israel, and when He's ready, Israel will have it, though all the nations of the world come against her. Zech 12:3.

Marianne Connolly

Jerusalem News-222
1. International Jewish Genealogy Conference
2. Arik Zeevi, European Judo Champ
3. Arutz Sheva News Tuesday
4. John C Shore: Amazing Changes Are Possible
5. Lecture on Finland and Issachar

1. International Jewish Genealogy Conference
Subject: International Jewish Genealogy Conference/Washington, D.C.
Barbara Siegel, Coordinator
E-mail: Tel/Fax: 02-561-8153

Shalom Chaverim,
Several people have requested information re the 23rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 20-25 in Washington, D.C.
This is probably the most informative and important annual event for Jewish genealogists worldwide. And a banner experience to boot!
For detailed information, please go to the Conference website at The listings are extensive and include daily programs, special events, registration details, lists of topics and speakers, etc., etc..
Any questions, please get back to me.

2. Arik Zeevi, European Judo Champ
Arik Zeevi, Israels premier male judoka, won the 100 kg. title in the European Judo Championships, held in Weiseldorf, Germany, last week. He beat the Dutch champion, Elco van der Geest, in 69 seconds, despite suffering from a back injury that interfered with his training. According to a story on the victory in Haaretz newspaper, dozens of children sprang forward to ask for the Israeli judoka's autograph.Another Israeli judo artist, Udi Wax, competing in the under-60 kg. weight class, finished in fifth place. Yoav Rezbozov took seventh in the under-73 kg. class. The Israeli team came in fifth in the mens team competition and eleventh overall, after having not participated in the team event since 1974, reports Haaretz.

Arik Zeevi is scheduled to take part in the World Judo Championship in Japan in September, as well as in another tournament in Germany.

3. Arutz Sheva News Tuesday
June 17, 2003 / Sivan 17, 5763
Spray planes of the Green Patrol this morning destroyed 2,000 dunams (500 acres) worth of crops planted by Bedouin on lands not their own north of Be'er Sheva. Two weeks from now, the government will hold a special meeting on the topic of the Bedouin take-over of many Negev lands, as well as the widespread illegal construction by Israeli-Arabs in the Galilee and Wadi Ara areas. Housing Minister Effie Eitam (National Religious Party) requested the session.

Shortly before the Shavuot holiday, the Green Patrol took Minister Eitam and senior Housing Ministry officials on an aerial tour of the Negev. They saw Kibbutz Revivim, 20 kilometers south of Be'er Sheva, surrounded on all sides by illegal Bedouin construction, in most places right up to the Kibbutz fence. The same is true around the Nevatim Military Air Force Base, just east of Be'er Sheva. They then flew north, Haggai Segal reports, where they saw three long strips of illegal Arab construction dividing the Lower Galilee "in a most definitive manner." Eitam has long been saying that there are 80,000 illegal structures in Israel, nearly all of them owned by Arabs.

A recent statement by a Romanian government ministry about the Holocaust has aroused the ire of the Israeli government and Jewish groups. Yad Vashem was first to announce its objection to a recent Public Information Ministry statement that there was "no Holocaust inside Romanian borders between the years 1940-1945."

Israel's Foreign Ministry summoned Romania's Ambassador in Israel, Valeria Mariana Stoica, and informed him that Israel takes a grave view of the Romanian statement. Foreign Ministry Deputy Director General for Central Europe and Eurasia, David Peleg, said that the Government of Romania must find a way to correct this unfortunate statement, in order to return the countries' bilateral ties to the right path.

Yad Vashem's response emphasized that "the murder of Jews in greater Romania during the Holocaust has already been established." In fact, 420,000 Romanian and Soviet Jews were murdered in greater Romania during the Holocaust years.

In a book published by Yad Vashem, Dr. John Ancel shows that the Romanian government, army and police "bear direct responsibility for the murder of a large number of the Jews in greater Romania during World War II." Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev said that the information is based on documents that were collected from archives in Romania and around the world. "It is difficult to believe that a country which endeavors to establish a democratic regime would present such a distorted version of historical events," Shalev said.

4. John C Shore: Amazing Changes Are Possible

Shalom Yair; I don't know who is spreading what but when someone tells you that Hal Lindsey said 144,000 Jews would believe and the rest would die in Armegedon, that is their imagination. Those people will be witnesses and will have the mark of God on their heads. It amazes me
how people make statements about the Bible and others quote but never go and read what it says. I don't know Hal Lindsey personally and do not read his books but I have heard him speak about the end times.
I still believe and have always said if the Jewish Rabbis would teach the
Torah as Rabbi Chaim Richman of Temple Institute does (Is 49:6) it would turn the so-called Christian believers inside out as to their beliefs.
The program is broadcast from Midland, Texas on TV and is called
"Light to the nations". Pointing out differences all the time is an Arab
way of thinking and never brings people together. Telling of the "EMET"
Torah will do its work in the people and this takes it out of the hands of men. Avi Lipkin, Gershon Salomom, Gary Cooperberg and others have been here in San Angelo, Tex to speak and I have been in Gershon's office in Jerusalem and with a little help from the Ultr Orthodox amazing changes could take place in a short time.
Todah Rabah John Shore

Comment by Brit-Am
All of the above people are doubtless good individuals who fulfill an important role.
Please see the item we wrote on this manner in
"Brit-Am Now"-258, item 4. Brit-Am versus other groups

5. Lecture on Finland and Issachar
On Monday next week we will be giving a talk in Jerusalem to a group from Finland.
We identify the people of Finland mainly with the tribe of Issachar though contingents from Gad and Simeon are also present.
We are putting together much material on this subject and eventually relevant articles should become available that will be published
in our magazine (when it reappears, God willing) or in a separate book.
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 08:58:24 +0200

Jerusalem News-223
1. David Skelly: Opinion
2. Neill Lochery: So Who Are These Israeli Settlers?
3. Arlene Peck: Things are Not Always What they Seem
4. CNN: Arab plan to blow up Brooklyn Bridge

1. David Skelly: Opinion
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-221

Dear Yair
I believe that a big war between the Arab nations and Israel is inevitable.
When this war happens I believe that weapons of mass destruction will be
used and that Israel will end up winning a great victory at very great cost.
Large sections of the land of Israel will be defiled or polluted or even
poisoned as a result of this war. At this time the Israeli technology of
using bacteria to clean poisoned water will come into its own. I even
believe that after this war Israel will be a leader in cleaning up
polluted/poisoned land. I believe that the reseach of the 16 year old Ron
Neuman and others in cleaning poisoned water is a way of the future for
Israel. I really believe that God is going to show the Israelis how to
clean up the poisoned/devastated land of Israel after the future terrible

David Skelly

- 2. Neill Lochery: So Who Are These Israeli Settlers?
National Post - Jun 18, 2003

The stereotypical image of the 180,000-plus Israeli settlers who inhabit the West Bank and Gaza Strip is of machine-gun-totting, Arab-hating Jews. Politically they are characterized, by an increasingly hostile media, as extremist and the major Israeli obstacle to peace.

So who are these settlers? And how does the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, plan to deal with them?

There are three basic types of settler in the West Bank, and even this is a simplification.

The first group, which is the largest numerically, are deemed as economic settlers, and live primarily in the well-established major settlement blocks that are likely to remain under Israeli sovereignty after a deal is struck on the partition of the land between Israel and a Palestinian State. This group was enticed to live in the West Bank primarily by the generous tax breaks offered by successive Israeli governments, and by good road communications into Jerusalem. Israel claims many of these settlements around Jerusalem are not settlements at all, but rather housing projects that reflect the demographic growth of Jerusalem. The Palestinians charge they are political settlements, and reflect a concerted Israeli attempt to encircle Jerusalem with Jewish settlements thus ensuring Israeli control over the entire city.

The second group of settlers live in more outlying settlements that have assumed the characteristics and infrastructure of small towns. This group has more of a religious tinge to it, and strongly believes that Judea and Samaria (the Israeli term for the West Bank) should be part of the Jewish state. Many carry weapons, and come under attack from local Palestinians. The location of some of these settlements can be viewed as provocative as they sit near, or next to, Palestinian villages and towns.

Numerically the smallest, the third group is comprised of zealots who live on the periphery -- sometimes with the permission of the Israeli government, and other times illegally. These settlements tend to be small, and look very temporary with settlers living in tents, caravans or prefab huts. These settlers also tend to be the most militant. They firmly believe that they have a God-given right to settle in any part of the West Bank -- and their aim is to create as many outposts as possible in order to make it as difficult as possible for any Israeli government to hand over the land to the Palestinians.

3. Arlene Peck: Things are Not Always What they Seem
From: Tommy & Linda <>
Subject: You've Got to Read This One!
Arlene Peck: Things are Not Always What they Seem
Just before World War I, there were a number of terrorist attacks on the United States forces in the Philippines by, you guessed it, Muslim extremists. So, General Pershing captured 50 terrorists and had them tied to posts execution-style. He then had his men bring in two pigs and slaughtered them in front of the, now horrified, terrorists.

The soldiers then soaked their bullets in the pigs blood, and proceeded to execute 49 of the terrorists by firing squad. The soldiers then dug a big hole, dumped in the terroristsbodies and covered them in pig blood, entrails, etc.

They let the 50th man go. For the next forty-two years, there was not a single Muslim extremist attack anywhere in the world. To them, eating or touching a pig, its meat, its blood, etc., is to be instantly barred from paradise and those 72 virgins and doomed to hell. Its where they belong. Along with the self-haters.

4. CNN: Arab plan to blow up Brooklyn Bridge
SOURCE: U.S District Court documents

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An Ohio trucker has admitted to helping plan al Qaeda attacks in the United States after meeting terror chief Osama bin Laden at an Afghanistan terror training camp.

Iyman Faris, 34, checked out the chances of destroying a New York bridge and tried to buy equipment for proposed al Qaeda attacks while appearing to be a law-abiding trucker, according to documents unsealed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia.

Faris pleaded guilty May 1 to providing material support to al Qaeda and to conspiring to do so, according to the documents.

Sources told CNN that al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is in U.S. custody, told his interrogators the target was the 116-year-old Brooklyn Bridge.

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters that Faris is believed to have received instructions directly from senior al Qaeda leaders, including Shaikh Mohammed.

Born in Kashmir in June 1969, Faris entered the United States in May 1994 and became a U.S. citizen in December 1999, working as a truck driver from his home in Columbus, Ohio.

Faris, also known as Mohammad Rauf, surrendered to authorities in March. After weeks of negotiations between Faris, his lawyer and U.S. officials, he entered his guilty plea on May 1. Sentencing is scheduled for August 1.
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 11:47:57 +0200

Jerusalem News-224
2. Does world hate George W. Bush?
3. Tzvi Goldstein Believed Murdered By PA Security Forces
4. Blood of Innocents (Jer. 19:4)
5. EU Continuing to Fund Palestinian Terror
6. Where are WMDs? Hidden in Syria
7. Arutz Sheva News Wednesday

LONDON [MENL] -- Britain envisions the formation of a pan-Arab military
alliance armed with weapons of mass destruction.

The Defense Ministry's Joint Doctrine and Concepts Centre has issued a
report that forsees a significant increase in Arab defense and military
cooperation. The report, entitled "Strategic Trends," tries to assess major
development by the year 2030.

The report, which asserts that it does not represent the views of the
ministry, envisions what it terms a coherent, assertive pan-Arab or
pan-Islamic alliance over the next three decades. The alliance would be
bolstered by missile and weapons of mass destruction programs from such
countries as Iran, Libya and Syria.

"In the Middle East continued political tensions centered on
Israel-Palestine will risk wider conflict between Israel and potentially a
coalition including -- in diminishing order of likelihood -- Syria, Iraq,
Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt," the report said. "Depending on the balance of
power between radicals and reformers in both countries, Israel-Iran tensions
may increase. The range of intractable tensions, the key strategic
importance of the region, and the likely proliferation of weapons of mass
destruction will ensure that it remains near the top of the West's security

2. Does world hate George W. Bush?
Poll: Many think U.S. more dangerous to global peace than al-Qaida

© 2003

If results of a new international poll are to be believed, the world is a hostile place for Americans, and particularly so for President George W. Bush.

The survey of 11,000 people in 11 countries taken over the past month finds 60 percent of non-U.S. citizens hold an unfavorable opinion of Bush, and the U.S. is considered by some as more dangerous than "rogue states."

The countries surveyed were Australia, Canada, Brazil, France, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States.

Respondents in Jordan, Indonesia, Russia, South Korea and Brazil rated America more dangerous than Iran, while respondents from all the countries, except for Australia, Israel and the U.S., rated America more dangerous than Syria.

The BBC reports the unfavorable view of America appears to be directly related to the war in Iraq, American efforts to combat terrorism around the globe and U.S. initiatives to resolve the Mideast crisis.

The survey found over half the sample felt the U.S. "was wrong to invade Iraq," including 81 percent of Russian respondents, and 63 percent of the French. Thirty-seven percent supported the invasion, including 54 percent of UK respondents and 79 percent of the Israeli sample.

Along the same lines, 70 percent surveyed thought the U.S. military could do more to prevent Iraqi casualties.

Americans surveyed expressed strong support for the Iraq invasion, 74 percent, and the military in its efforts to avoid civilian casualties, 70 percent.

Subtracting out American patriotism, the BBC poll found 50 percent hold a very or fairly favorable opinion of America as a whole, as opposed to 40 percent who hold unfavorable views.

3. Tzvi Goldstein Believed Murdered By PA Security Forces

Aaron Lerner Date: 22 June 2003

Israel Radio reported this morning that Israeli "security sources" doubt
Hamas was behind the murder last Friday of American/Israeli Tzvi Goldstein.
They believe that the shooting was carried out by two gunmen from Abu Mazen'
s Palestinian Authority security forces who are also members of Abu Mazen's

Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)

4. Blood of Innocents (Jer. 19:4)
The Blood of Innocents (Jer. 19:4)

What Jew isn't familiar with the Talmudic saying: "Whoever saves a single life, saves a whole world"? What Jew can't empathize with those who have no voice, who are considered less than human, and, through no fault of their own, are marked for liquidation? Yet the Gentilized "Jewish" State of Israel has permitted the "whole world" to be destroyed more than a MILLION times!

Apparently, too many Israelis have forgotten these things. Efrat, a pro-life organization, testifies that more than a MILLION innocent children have lost their lives in Israel since 1948! Evil can harden a heart. The big bucks that the abortion industry grinds out can cause some to put cash before conscience. Whereas some may be unaware of how truly abhorrent abortions are, an abortionist sees the child sacrifices offered to the bloodthirsty god called "Choice." An abortionist is without excuse. They've repeatedly taken innocent Jewish life with premeditation. Abortionists have purposely stopped the heartbeat and brainwaves of countless victims of Choice. They've cruelly extinguished the light of Jewish stars (that our father Avraham hoped for) in the evil spirit of pharaoh, Haman and Hitler.

The cult of Choice is the worst symptom evident in society of the Hellenist disease. It sacrifices children upon the hedonistic altars of convenience and irresponsibility in an immoral and idolatrous way. It disguises itself as progressive and enlightened, but it is actually a dark throwback to the pagan rituals performed in the Valley of Hinnom that the prophet Jeremiah condemned (Jer. 7:31).

"They have acted shamefully. They have done abhorrent things - Yet they do not feel shame, and they cannot be made to blush. Assuredly, they shall fall among the falling&" (Jer. 6:15). Where is a Jewissh leader like King Josiah who recognized the seriousness of his nation's deadly sins and did all that he could to avert divine judgment? Will Israel repent of despising their inheritance by surrendering it to sworn enemies? And will Israel act now to stop the pagan practice of aborting their future? Or must Israel fall before Germany and Jerusalem suffer UN occupation?
David Ben-Ariel
Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall

5. EU Continuing to Fund Palestinian Terror
Shurat Hadin, Israel Law Center - Jun 23, 2003
Tel-Aviv attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner alleges that the European Union (EU) is still funding Palestinian terror attacks against Israeli civilians, despite assurances by Brussels that all financial aid to the Palestinian Authorit (PA) is being carefully scrutinized. The lawyer accuses EU Foreign Minister Chris Patten of covering up the fact that Arafat has diverted hundreds of millions of euros in monthly "humanitarian aid" payments to his Fatah Tanzim and Martyrs of al-Aqsa terrorist organizations. Although the utilization of the EU funds is now required to be supervised by PA Finance Minister Salam Fayyad, Arafat still directly receives the money and personally distributes it to the PA affiliated terrorist groups.

"We are seeking to enlist the British-Jewish community's assistance in blocking the so called "humanitarian aid" that the EU provides to Arafat, which is in fact being diverted for terrorism," states Attorney Darshan-Leitner, "We want European taxpayers to clearly understand that when they watch the suicide bombings and drive-by shootings which are devstating Israel on television, that it is the EU's funding that is financing these murderous attacks. Sixty years after the Holocaust Europe is wantonly killing Jews once again."

6. Where are WMDs? Hidden in Syria
Posted: June 23, 2003
By Michael D. Evans - © 2003
It is widely believed by the U.S. and Israeli intelligence
communities that the evidence Saddam Hussein deployed weapons of mass
destruction is hidden in Syria, among Damascus' own substantial
arsenal of unconventional weapons.
On April 13, 2003, President George W. Bush said Syria possesses
Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and warned the Assad regime to
cooperate with the U.S.-led war against the regime of Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein. The U.S. demanded that Syria give up its stash of
Iraqi WMDs and fugitive WMD scientists. Officials said the flight of
Iraqi biological and nuclear components and scientists to Syria could
turn that country into the next WMD threat to the United States and
its allies in the Middle East and Europe.
The Bush administration has been examining a range of sanctions with
which to pressure Damascus to surrender Iraqi WMDs and scientists.

U.S. officials said the extent of the Iraqi-Syrian WMD connection was
revealed by Jaffar Jaffar, regarded as the father of Iraq's nuclear
program, after he fled to Syria and then to an unidentified Arab
country where he surrendered to U.S. authorities.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld confirmed this on April 14, when he
said Syria had conducted a series of chemical-weapons tests. Later,
his aides explained the tests sought to exploit the transfer of Iraqi
expertise on the weaponization of WMD agents that would enable Syria
to develop a second- or third-generation chemical-warfare
capability. "I would say that we have seen chemical-weapons tests in
Syria over the past 12, 15 months," Rumsfeld said.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon disclosed in a television
interview in December 2002 that Syria is hiding Saddam's WMDs.
"What we believe, and I say that we have not yet confirmed it
conclusively, is that weapons he wants to hide chemical and
biological weapons have indeed been sent to Syria," Sharon
said. "Saddam Hussein wanted to hide his weapons, and I think that
the Americans know that."

On March 31, 2003, a senior Israel Defense Forces intelligence
officer told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that
Iraqi chemical and biological weapons are probably hidden in Syria.
"It is possible Iraq transferred missiles and weapons of mass
destruction into Syria," Intelligence Research Department head Brig.
Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser told the committee, Israel Radio reported. He
said this would explain why U.S.-led forces scouring suspect sites in
western Iraq had found nothing so far.

Besides Hezbollah, Ganor notes that Syria cultivates other terrorist
groups that are committed to Israel's destruction, such as Hamas and
Islamic Jihad.

7. Arutz Sheva News Wednesday
June 25, 2003 / Sivan 25, 5763
Emunah Elon - author, former Advisor to Prime Minister on the Status of Women, and wife of the Tourism Minister - comments in Maariv today on the news that 1/3 of Israel's youth does not serve in the IDF:
"Innocent Knesset Members, or those who pretend to be innocent, expressed astonishment and shock when the head of IDF Personnel announced that 1/3 of the youth does not serve in the army. 'Large portions of Israeli society are detached from the ethos that is called the State of Israel,' cried out MK Ephraim Sneh (Labor) - and his colleagues wrung their hands in distress, as if he had said something new&
"Why should the youth enlist in the Israel Defense Forces, given the fact that they have been told over and over since they were children that 'peace' is just around the corner, and that the best protection is diplomatic negotiations? Why should they want to waste three good years, when they are told that Israel can't defend herself anyway, and that only the U.S. can protect us - on condition that we agree to 'painful concessions'? Whey should they endanger themselves in war when they hear that in the War of Independence we 'perpetrated crimes,' in the Six Day War we 'captured territories,' in the Yom Kippur War there was a 'failure' [as found by the subsequent Commission of Inquiry], and that in Peace for Galilee we got 'stuck in the muck of Lebanon'? And why should they entrust their lives in the hands of their officers and the government, when they keep on hearing that commanders and governments have sent many soldier to their 'unnecessary' deaths?"
"Only a third of those who don't serve are hareidim, who believe that they can best serve the country by studying Torah. The others don't serve because of various forms of 'lack of suitability' - and the question is how many of those who do serve will continue to find themselves suitable in this mixed-up situation of detachment from the Zionist ethos into which they are growing up& A nation that is convinced with all its heart that the land on which it lives is its homeland, is one whose individuals are willing to give of themselves on behalf of that homeland& The youth would not be so egotistical if they were not being constantly persuaded that 'there's no point to all these wars' and that 'we cannot defeat terrorism militarily' [as was said only this morning by former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Matan Vilnai, a Labor MK - ed. note]&"
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 09:17:08 +0200

Jerusalem News-225
1. UK versus Spain over Ship
2. Arutz Sheva News Thursday
3. Arutz Sheva News Friday
4. Syria's Pivotal Role in Iraqi Resistance
5. American Evangelicals Support Israel
6. Pravda:Update On Syrian Border Incident
7. Brit-Am: Best Source of Information

1. UK versus Spain over Ship

<<Those who may have been following the saga of the Warship Sussex (in short, Florida-based Marine Odyssey Exploration Inc. has been authorised by the Ministry of Defence and UK Treasury to undertake salvage operations on a wreck believed by them to be that of the 17th Century Warship Sussex) may be interested in an article in the Daily Telegraph today:

"Spanish declare war over sunken treasure"

"Spain threatened yesterday to arrest members of a salvage operation that is authorised by Britain to recover up to £3 billion from the wreck of a 17th century warship.

The ship, believed by the British Government to be the 80-gun third-rater Sussex, lies at a depth of nearly 3,000ft in Spanish waters near Gibraltar. It is thought to contain 10 tons of gold and 100 tons of silver."

Article in full at:

2. Arutz Sheva News Thursday
June 26, 2003 / Sivan 26, 5763
The Jewish population in Israel may well be the biggest one in the world - although there's no way of knowing for sure. Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics recently reported that 5.4 million Jews live in Israel, while the number of U.S. Jews is apparently less - between 5.1 and 5.3 million.

However, Professor Sergio Della Pergola, head of the Center for Contemporary Judaism, told the Knesset Immigration Committee that there could be 5.3 million Jews in Israel, and 5.4 million in the U.S. In any event, Pergola said, within three years Israel will certainly have more Jews than the United States. In addition, he predicts, within 25 years or so, more than half of the world's Jews will live in Israel. The Halakhic [Jewish legal] ramifications of that will be critical, as many commandments such as installing a King, rebuilding the Holy Temple, and others are contingent upon having an absolute majority of the world's Jews in Israel.

A new Yemenite synagogue has opened in Be'er Sheva - the first in the new part of the city. Traditional Yemenite customs will be observed, including reading the Torah aloud every Sabbath with its Aramaic translation. The reading of each verse is followed by the translation known as Onkelos. In addition, children are taught to read from the Torah from age six, including 'receiving aliyot' - i.e., reciting the blessings and reading the public portion - from that age.

Three other Yemenite synagogues exist in Be'er Sheva, but all are in the older parts of the city. The new one, which held its first services this past Sabbath, has members from the new neighborhoods of Tet and N'vei Ze'ev.

The first 40 Yemenite families to make aliyah in modern times arrived in 1881 and 1882, and their sole desire "was to live and die in the Holy Land," according to Dr. Hayim Tawil, whose grandparents arrived from Yemen a few years later. The Yemenite community in what was to become Israel grew to about 40,000 over the next six decades, until several tens of thousands of Yemenite Jews came in 1948-9 in Operation Magic Carpet. This effectively transplanted virtually the entire ancient community, with the last 1,500 Jews arriving in 1988. Doubts remain regarding the numbers, however, and some say that many thousands of Jews died on their way to Israel after World War II.

The Yemenite Jews, accustomed to the rigors of manual labor, did not hesitate to put their talents to use in building the Land. In addition, writes Tawil, "the Yemenite community preserved for us a wealth of old manuscripts and other ancient spiritual works otherwise not known or available to us." Yemenite Jewry in Israel is also recognized for its contributions to Israel's work and education ethics.

Attorneys, law professors and jurists from around the world have arrived in Jerusalem to participate in the "Ultimate Lawyers' Mission," under the auspices of Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center. The Mission participants, from 15 U.S. states, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, are joining Israeli lawyers for an eight-day program focusing on the realities of the terrorist threat to Israel and what they can do as lawyers to fight it.

The participants are being treated to briefings by past and present officers in the IDF Intelligence and Operations branches, as well as by officials such as Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz, Chief Justice Aharon Barak, Avigdor Kahalani, Dore Gold, and others. They toured the Beit El military court yesterday while four Hamas terrorists were on trial.

Also on the program is a visit to a front-line IDF position on the Lebanese border, a briefing by a Jenin-area checkpoint commander, and an exhibition by IDF undercover soldiers who carry out special operations against fugitive Palestinian terrorists.

"I wanted to come to Israel now, in the midst of the intifada, and really learn what is going on and how severe the threat to Israel's security is," said participant Menashe Frank, an attorney from Florida. "I want to learn what I can do to help."

One goal of the Lawyers' Mission is to establish an international legal response network to fight terrorist organizations and their sponsors. The participants are discussing how they can use their legal experience and judicial systems to provide mutual support in the war on terrorism. "We are hoping that this first group of 50 legal professionals will form the basis of a global network of attorneys dedicated to fighting terrorism through the courts," said Shurat Hadin Director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, who herself has been active in trying cases against Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority. "Our goal is to create a legal network that will work to bankrupt the terrorist organizations and their financial patrons."

3. Arutz Sheva News Friday
June 27, 2003 / Sivan 27, 5763
Yasser Arafat colluded with Saddam Hussein to kill and suppress leaders of Saddam's opposition. An article in the Arabic-language A-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper in London provides evidence of the evil collaboration, in the form of an Iraqi secret service internal telegram from March 2000.

The article, as translated by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI,, shows that "Brother Abu Ammar [Yasser Arafat]" was asked to
"act quickly in cooperation with Iraq so as to ease the tension with Iran and with the Kurdish forces" - i.e., in order to prevent the Kurdish/Shiite rebellion. Arafat said he was "willing to act however you [Tarek Aziz] see fit."

For the full article, see the Arab Press Survey section on Arutz-7's homepage (

4. Syria's Pivotal Role in Iraqi Resistance
DEBKAfile - We start where the media stop

Syria's Pivotal Role in Iraqi Resistance Is Glossed over in Washington

DEBKAfile Special Military Report

June 15, 2003, 1:10 AM (GMT+02:00)
US army hits back at Saddam loyalists who lean on clandestine support from Damascus

The cat was out of the bag - almost - as a result of Operation Peninsula Strike, the massive US crackdown against a lethal brew of anti-American resistance forces which have been bedeviling US troops north of Baghdad. A substantial quotient of foreign combatants from Arab countries - Saudis, Yemenis, Egyptians, Jordanians, Syrians and Palestinians from Syria or Lebanon - was discovered to be mixed in with the Fedayeen Saddam, Baathists and former Republican Guards officers mounting lethal ambushes against US troops in and around Baghdad. At the same time, no one says where they are coming from.

No central command structure directing those ambushes has been detected inside Iraq. So the question is where do the resisters gather for action, train and jump off? Who pays them? And who is funneling them into Iraq in a steady stream since the early days of the war, that is four months ago?

The answer, according to DEBKAfiles intelligence and military sources, is quite simply the head of the only Baath regime extant after Saddam Husseins downfall: Syrian president Bashar Assad, along with chiefs of his military intelligence which runs Syrias terrorist connections and Firas Tlas, son of defense minister Mustafa Tlas. Last week DEBKAfile named Firas Tlas for the first time as the organizer of the clandestine removal and concealment of Iraqs unconventional weapons.

The makeup of the foreign Islamic legion Syria is pumping into Iraq to fight against the American presence strongly resembles the al Qaeda combat force deployed on northern Iraqs Afghan border, in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Dubai and Chechnya, as well as Syria and Lebanon.
In May, American forces intercepted two trucks laden with gold bullion worth hundreds of millions of dollars heading for the Syrian border one west of Mosul and the second at al Qaim. DEBKAfiles sources report that the treasure came from hideouts in which Saddam Hussein and his sons and agents salted away their cash and other valuables before the war broke out. There is every reason to believe that most of the gold trucks went through to their destination and the amount captured by US forces was a pittance in comparison.

5. American Evangelicals Support Israel
JP: 'The Bible is my road map': American Evangelicals visit Ariel, fundraise for settlements

The Associated PressJun. 29, 2003

Digging into the West Bank soil, Christians from America plant seedlings in a vineyard as a blessing for the 18,000 Jews who have built a town here on land the Palestinians claim for their state.

The two dozen visitors, from suburban Denver, are from a congregation that gives around $100,000 each yearmuch of it raised from selling Christmas fruit basketsto this settlement, believing the Old Testament obliges them to support the Jewish people's return to lands from which they were exiled 2,000 years ago.

Christians mainly belonging to America's evangelical Protestant churches are among the most outspoken opponents of a new U.S.-backed peace plan that would uproot many Jewish settlers and establish a Palestinian state.

Church leaders such as the Rev. Jerry Falwell and the Rev. Pat Robertson have been criticizing President Bush's vision of Palestinian statehood.

Though not of one mind when it comes to Israel or the Middle East, evangelicals account for about a quarter of American voters, according to a University of Akron survey made after the 2000 election. If galvanized by a vocal leadership opposed to Bush's Mideast policy, large blocs of voters could threaten Bush's 2004 re-election bid.

Through rallies, Internet-based letter writing campaigns and visits to Bush and his staff, evangelical leaders have made it clear to the president, himself a Protestant Christian, that they oppose the "road map" plan, already off to a shaky start because of worsening violence since its June 4 launch.

Christian support for Israel has greatly increased during nearly three years of renewed fighting between Israelis and Palestinians.

Some Israelis don't want the support. They take offense at the theological scenario envisaged by some evangelicals of a final, apocalyptic battle between good and evil in which Jesus returns and Jews either accept him or perish.

Looking for allies, however, Israel settler leaders have welcomed Christian backing.

There's no estimate of how much money going to Jewish settlers comes from Christians because contributions don't filter through a central body. Instead, hundreds of churches offer regular donations to about 50 West Bank settlements to buy school equipment, playgrounds, medical supplies and bulletproof buses, said Sondra Oster-Baraz, a Jewish settler who is the local director of a group called Christian Friends of Israeli Communities.

Another group, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, raised $20 million from American Christians for Jewish immigration to Israel last year. This year it's giving $2.8 million to welfare programs in 80 communities in Israel, in some cases triple the amount of funding those cities get from Israel's Ministry of Social Affairs.

Now, some evangelical churches hope to halt the "road map" peace plan.

In May, an evangelical organization called the Jerusalem Prayer Team, led by 300 American church leaders, including Robertson and Falwell, set up an "Adopt a Settler" pledge drive. It aims to give $55 each to 14,000 settlers.

The group's Internet petition uses the slogan "the Bible is my road map" and claims 10,000 signatures from people urging Bush to save the settlements and reverse course on the peace plan.

About 220,000 Israelis have settled in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Arab lands captured during the 1967 Mideast war.

Many evangelicals take literally God's biblical promise to Abraham to give the Jewish people the Holy Land. But many oppose the interpretation of modern Israel's rise as a harbinger of the Second Coming. And some Israelis worry that the so-called Christian Zionists could become an obstacle to peace efforts.

"They are motivated by a strong sense of solidarity with the idea of Jewish resettlement of ancestral Jewish homeland and are unconcerned with the political, demographic or other ramifications of their actions," said Rabbi David Rosen, director of inter-religious affairs at the American Jewish Committee.

Israel's government seems less concerned. "This does not in any way bind the hands of any Israeli government to make decisions," said Zalman Shoval, an adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Leading the trip to Ariel by 25 members of the Denver Faith Bible Chapel, from Arvada, Colo., was Cheryl Morrison, 58, wife of the congregation's pastor and head of the church's projects in Israel.

"Pressuring Israel to do something contrary to God's will is very dangerous," Morrison said, explaining why she thinks the new peace plan is risky.

The group prayed, then planted leafy seedlings into the thin soil on the edge of town.

It has become a yearly ritual, inspired by Jeremiah 31:5"Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria." Samaria is the biblical name of the northern West Bank.

Helen Strait, 60, a retired high school Spanish teacher, buried the roots of a plant with soil. "The Bible says when the Jews return to the land it will bloom like a rose," she said.

Seven years ago the church "adopted" Ariel, and through a massive sale of Christmas fruit baskets to retailers it raises up to $100,000 a year for welfare projects in Israel, most of it for Ariel.

The church's main project here is the funding of a center for about 150 children with learning disabilities.

During their annual tours of Israel, the visitors also perform Israeli pop songs in wobbly Hebrew and Israeli folk dances for audiences of settlers and soldiers.

"We're not anti-Palestinian," said Rod Ginn, 36, one of the singers. "They have to have a place too, just not here."

6. Pravda:Update On Syrian Border Incident
06/24/2003 11:52

A war that captured the world's attention remains a mystery
Australian media broadcasted a story clarifying a recent incident involving U.S. helicopters destroying a convoy of cars allegedly carrying Saddam Hussein and his entourage.

A group of 6 or 7 civilian cars moving towards the Syrian border near the town of Al-Qaim were attacked by American helicopters firing HELLFIRE rockets. When attacked, the cars dispersed.

Some vehicles were destroyed; others managed to cross into the Syrian territory. At that stage, U.S. ground forces crossed into Syria and actually engaged Syrian border guards defending their positions. Five Syrian soldiers were taker prisoners, three of them wounded. Syrian POW's were shown on Australian TV - an act violating Geneva Conventions when US soldiers are shown in captivity.

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1. Arabs Claim: Israel's nuclear power vital for USA.

+++ARAB NEWS (Saudi) 30 June '03: "Israel's Nuclear Capabilities" Hassan


Any discussion of Israel's nuclear capabilities has to begin with a question
that will clarify the aims and purposes behind Israel's possession of such
weapons ...: Does Israel's nuclear power
correspond to its security needs in the region?
. . .
Israel began its nuclear weapons program in order to become a regional
nuclear power. Its military nuclear capability today though far exceeds what
is required for it to defend itself. It is possible now to describe it as a
regional nuclear power of a special kind.

In 1986 a number of neutral and reliable reports indicated that Israel - at
that time - possessed more than 200 nuclear warheads. Since then, the size
of its nuclear arsenal has become the subject of debate.

A report by an Israeli academic mentions that Israel possesses between 20 and 40
strategic nuclear bombs with a destructive power somewhere between 20 and 60
kilotons, enough to destroy all Israel's envisioned targets in Egypt, Syria,
Jordan, Iraq, Libya and Saudi Arabia and send them back to the Middle Ages.

Once Tel Aviv lost French-Israeli nuclear cooperation as well as
cooperation with South Africa ... it turned to cooperation with the US.
This cooperation soon matured into unlimited and full-fledged American
support for Israel. Later Israel benefited from Russia's advanced space
technology in rounding out its nuclear structure.

Following its reduction in the number of foreign bases, the US has turned Israel into
a substitute for military bases. Israel's nuclear superiority makes it
easier for it to steer the Middle East militarily, politically and
economically. While beneficial to the Zionists, it is also beneficial to the
US, which gains a strategic base if Europe chooses to shun American hegemony
and dissolve NATO. In fact, Israel's continued nuclear power on such a level
enables Washington to finalize its strategic security belt which is North
America's first line of defense and which will enable the US to contain the
entire world including Russia following its military presence in Afghanistan
and Iraq. There is no doubt that the US had no choice but to let Israel
assume this role. It would have been inconceivable to turn to any Arab
country for such a strategically important mission. All Arab countries are
Muslim which endlessly annoys the West, especially since Islam has replaced
communism as enemy No. 1.


2. Beltane Again
Crowds turn out for banned Beltane festival


THE Beltane fire festival in Edinburgh may have been officially banned, but crowds of revellers massed on Calton Hill to celebrate the first of May.

Organisers agreed to demands from the police and council to call off the festival last month and organised an alternative indoor celebration in a nightclub in the city instead.

But Beltane stalwarts warned that many festival-goers would want to make the traditional journey to the top of Calton Hill to celebrate in the open air.

Late last night, police said that they had made no arrests.

The Beltane, which began in 1988, grew from a small gathering to an event which attracted crowds of up to 15,000 people. Revellers were drawn to the city centre for an evening of drumming, drinking and carousing to celebrate the rites of spring.

But last month, Edinburgh City Council officially pulled the plug, saying the weather had been too dry and holding the fire festival would put the public at risk.

Ironically, yesterday saw some of the heaviest rainfall of the year, but festival organisers had already conceded defeat, withdrawing to an indoor venue.

The Beltane Fire Festival, the torchlit ceremony in which near-naked men with painted bodies danced with women in white dresses, had become an alternative tourist attraction in the capitals calendar.

Visitors came from all over Europe to attend the festival, which featured giant fire-breathing puppets and sculptures decorated with spring blossoms.

Brit-Am Commentary: "Beltane" means "fire of Bel", "Bel" is another form of the name baal. The celebration of beltane and similar practices goes back to ancient Canaan. The Israelites adopted the practice from their pagan neighbors. That was why the Ten Tribes were exiled:




















3. BBC bias
From: Jeremy Birmingham
Subject: BBC might be kicked out of Israel

The BBC obviously caters to it's large Arab audience in England to make money. The BBC is very bias against Israel. The BBC is manipulating the opinion of the normal happy go lucky Englishman against Israel. God works in mysterious ways. If the BBC is pushed out of Israel that will be a good thing. We must get the Brit-Am message out there to our kin in the UK. So anti-Semitism does not creep in. People are very easily manipulated by the media. The People of England and the UK for the most part are not anti-Semitic. However lies that are pumped out of the BBC create anti-Semitic feelings by manipulating the truth and is not helpful. We all should do what we can to look over media bias against good old Israel then do something about it. The next time the BBC News comes on wherever you live change the channel and do not support them. Write the BBC and tell them you do not enjoy their bias coverage against Israel in the Middle East conflict!

Israel breaks links with BBC in anger at 'demonisation'
June 28, 2003
By Christopher Walker

ISRAEL broke all contact with the BBC yesterday in protest at its repeated "demonisation" of the country and today's planned showing on BBC World of a critical documentary on Israel's nuclear, biological and chemical arsenal. The move will involve a refusal to put up official spokesmen for BBC interviews. There will be visa restrictions, not imposed on other news organisations in Israel, to ensure that the bureau chief is rotated every few months and to make it hard for BBC staff to report.
"The BBC will discover that bureaucracy can be applied with goodwill or without it. And after the way that they have repeatedly tried to delegitimise the state of Israel, we, as hosts, have none left for them," Daniel Seaman, director of the government press office, told The Times.
"We see the well-known pro-Arab touch of the Foreign Office and the traditional anti-Semitism of parts of Britain's Establishment in the way they are acting against us."

Mr Seaman, 42, said the sanctions had been decided at an angry meeting of representatives from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Foreign Ministry and the government press office because of what was seen as an overall BBC attitude towards Israel "verging on the anti-Semitic". They were in reaction to a series of programmes which had sought "to delegitimise Israel and showed some of the attitudes once familiar in Der Sturmer (the Nazi journal)."

"The attitude of the BBC is more than a pure journalistic matter; it is dangerous to the existence of the state of Israel because it demonises the Israelis and gives our terrorist enemies reasons to attack us. There is no dialogue between Israel and the BBC and no recognition inside the corporation of the sensitivity of a people who have faced attempted annihilation. The questions about nuclear weapons asked by the BBC are never directed against the US or Britain. Mr Sharon is never mentioned without some critical reference to his alleged right-wing tendencies or military past, while Islamic terrorists are politely referred to as 'militants' out of a reluctance by the BBC to upset Muslims by telling the truth."

Comment: Brit-Am access to Britain may improve shortly. We hope so.

4. Homosexual Menace
From: Eliezer <>
Subject: So You Think "Gay" Rights Are A Good Idea????

Ask yourself... Is the Supreme Court of The United States
in honor or dishonor after their recent ruling which permits
pederasts to go free and effectively declares open season
on the nations children. And for this they have a parade??

Comment by Brit-Am: Homosexuality is forbidden by the Torah
and so are many other deeds commonly practised today. Nevertheless
it is worth being aware that tolerating homosexuality means an increased incidence
of disease, violence, child victimization, and unnecessary misery for the homosexuals themselves.
By indulging our naturally tolerant natures and being too "liberal" we are liable to inadvertently be party to oppression.
The Talmud says that whoever is merciful to the cruel will end up being cruel to the merciful.
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Jerusalem News-227
1. US-based missiles to have global reach ("The Gates of Your Enemies")
2. Danger: Eurofighter takes off
3. Syria and the Alawites
4. Give Grass a Pass

1. US-based missiles to have global reach ("The Gates of Your Enemies")

Allies to become less important as new generation of weapons enables America to strike anywhere from its own territory

Julian Borger in Washington
Tuesday July 1, 2003
The Guardian

The Pentagon is planning a new generation of weapons, including huge hypersonic drones and bombs dropped from space, that will allow the US to strike its enemies at lightning speed from its own territory.

Over the next 25 years, the new technology would free the US from dependence on forward bases and the cooperation of regional allies, part of the drive towards self-suffi ciency spurred by the difficulties of gaining international cooperation for the invasion of Iraq.

The new weapons are being developed under a programme codenamed Falcon (Force Application and Launch from the Continental US).

A US defence website has invited bids from contractors to develop the technology and the current edition of Jane's Defence Weekly reports that the first flight tests are scheduled to take place within three years.

According to the website run by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) the programme is aimed at fulfilling "the government's vision of an ultimate prompt global reach capability (circa 2025 and beyond)".

The Falcon technology would "free the US military from reliance on forward basing to enable it to react promptly and decisively to destabilising or threatening actions by hostile countries and terrorist organisations", according to the Darpa invitation for bids. The ultimate goal would be a "reusable hypersonic cruise vehicle (HCV) ... capable of taking off from a conventional military runway and striking targets 9,000 nautical miles distant in less than two hours".

2. Danger: Eurofighter takes off

After 20 years of research and development, the military plane 'Eurofighter' is now ready for take off.

Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK took part in the building of the fighter jets - each of which costs around 80 million euro.

For its part Germany wants to buy 180 of the planes.

The Eurofighter, which can fly at twice the speed of sound, is seen as the most modern fighter jet in the world.
Written by Honor Mahony
Edited by Paul Kidner

3. Syria and the Alawites
Adapted from "Assad's Alawite Roots Complicate Power Shift "
by Joseph Fitchett International Herald Tribune

Syria will be complicated is largely run by a tiny minority, the Alawites.

Totaling fewer than 10 percent of the Syrian population, they have held sway over the Sunni Muslims, who constitute 75 percent of the nation, since Mr. Assad forged the current state apparatus in the 1970s.

The strength of Bashar Assad. His strength - and potential vulnerabilities - stem from his origins in the Alawite clan, around which his father constructed the modern Syrian state.

The family of Assad repressed the biggest public challenge to the regime when Sunni Muslims, organized by the fundamentalist Muslim Brothers, took over the Syrian town of Hama in 1982. The town was razed by special troops in an operation in which 20,000 Syrians reportedly died.

Bashar Assad faces two imminent threats. First, the Syrian Army, where the Sunni Muslim forces are controlled by a handful of Alawite officers, may erupt in a bid to throw off Alawite hegemony.

Or, ''the Alawites themselves may worry that Bashar is not tough enough to safeguard their interests.''

The potentially explosive dimensions of Syrian politics reflect the country's recent history in which Hafez Assad built up a powerful security machinery for the country, including its suzerainty over Lebanon, by relying on his own tightly knit sect of Alawites.

In the Arab world, Syria is comparable to neighboring Iraq, a mirror image in the sense a small clan of Sunni Muslims who wielded power in Baghdad over a Shiite Muslim majority.

If anything, these religious tensions - never discussed publicly by officials in these nominally secular states - are even more acute in Syria because Alawites have historically been viewed as heretics by most Muslims. President Assad persuaded a leading Lebanese cleric in 1975 to issue a declaration saying that Alawites were Shiite Muslims.

Brit-Am Comment: Alawites (also known as Nazareins) were discussed in our work "Ephraim". The Alawites were originally pagans who adapted themselves to resemble Muslims.

4. Give Grass a Pass
Regular cannabis users 'at greater risk of mental illness'

Regular cannabis users are at greater risk of developing mental illness later in life, according to research.

One study found that the risk was seven times higher for heavy users, said Professor Robin Murray of the Institute of Psychiatry in London.

Speaking at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' annual conference in Edinburgh, he said: "In the last 18 months a number of studies have confirmed that cannabis consumption acts to increase later risk of schizophrenia. This research must not be ignored."

According to a Government fact sheet, cannabis "can cause psychotic reactions amongst individuals with mental health problems", but it does not suggest use of the drug can prompt those problems.

For his study, Professor Murray reviewed research in Sweden, Holland and New Zealand.

A recent Dutch study of 4,000 people in the general population showed that those taking large amounts of cannabis were almost seven times more likely to have psychotic symptoms three years later.

Another study, in 1987, of 50,000 Swedish Army conscripts, found that those who admitted at age 18 to having taken cannabis on more than 50 occasions, were six times more likely to develop schizophrenia in the following 15 years.

Professor Murray said these findings had been largely ignored.

Jerusalem News-228
1. Saudis behind attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq?
2. "[Christian Zionism:] Israel's Best Weapon?"
3. Dore Gold: Saudi provides most of Hamas funding
4. Israel Quake Possibility?
5. Arutz Sheva News Tuesday

1. Saudis behind attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq?
Friday, July 11, 2003
Saudis behind attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq?
Al-Qaida-related agents from kingdom funding Sunni insurgents

Saudi Arabia might be fighting al-Qaida at home, but Saudis abroad are being well paid to foster terrorism in the Middle East and South Asia.

U.S. intelligence sources have told Congress in closed session that elements of the Saudi royal family continue to dole out tens of millions of dollars to Islamic terrorists in the Middle East who promise holy war.

They said Saudi money and volunteers are flowing into northwestern Iraq, where the Sunni insurgency against the U.S. military is raging.

Riyadh is one of several factors that comprise the Sunni insurgency, the sources said. The Saudi strategy has been to finance loyalists among the Sunni clergy and sponsor mosques and other institutions. A terrorist infrastructure has emerged that will continue to make itself felt for years.

The most shocking part of the congressional briefing was that al-Qaida-related agents from Saudi Arabia have been organizing and financing many of the attacks on U.S. troops. They are believed to have paid for weapons that come via Syria.

Another Saudi effort is in India. With Pakistan's cooperation, the Saudis are sending money and volunteers to build a terrorist network in mosques and schools in the area of Bharuch. Indian authorities have arrested eight Saudi nationals, said to be members of the Tabligh-e-Jamat group. The group is regarded as one of many organizations formed to preach jihad, or holy war, in the first step toward establishing a terrorist infrastructure.

2. "[Christian Zionism:] Israel's Best Weapon?"
From: "D. Pipes Mailing List" <>
Subject: #349: D Pipes in NYPost on "[Christian Zionism:] Israel's Best Weapon?"
[Christian Zionism:] Israel's Best Weapon?
by Daniel Pipes
New York Post

Middle Easterners were widely puzzled in early 1994 when some leading American politicians, including Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) and Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), forwarded more assertive, tougher positions vis-Эvis the Palestinians than did the government of Israel. They were, for example, more reluctant than Jerusalem to let U.S. funds go to the PLO and they displayed more eagerness to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

One Arabic newspaper, Ash-Sharq al-Awsat, captured the general bafflement when it observed that Likud, Israel's more nationalist party, had "lost in Israel but it still rules supreme in Washington."

The same pattern is again visible these days, as Christian leaders such as Gary Bauer, Jerry Falwell and Richard Land more vocally oppose the "road map" for Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy than nearly all their Jewish counterparts. But this bold Christian solidarity with Israel should not be surprising, as it manifests a Christian form of Zionism that is nearly two centuries old.

Christian support for the creation of a Jewish state originated in England, becoming a significant movement in the Victorian period. In 1840, the British foreign secretary, Lord Palmerston, "strongly" recommended that the Ottoman government then ruling Palestine "hold out every just encouragement to the Jews of Europe to return to Palestine." Lord Shaftesbury in 1853 coined the phrase "A land without a people for a people without a land."

George Eliot put these ideas in novel form with Daniel Deronda in 1876. In 1891, Sir George Adam Smith wrote in his authoritative Historical Geography of the Holy Land that the Ottomans had to be pushed out of Palestine and replaced by the Jews, "who have given to Palestine everything it has ever had of value to the world."

That same year, 1891, saw perhaps the greatest early Christian support in the United States for a Jewish state - the "Blackstone Memorial," a petition that carried the signatures of 413 prominentAmericans, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, the speaker of the House, the greatest industrialists of the age (Rockefeller, Morgan, McCormick), famous clergymen, writers and journalists.

Addressed to the president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, and the secretary of state, James G. Blaine, the memorial asked them to "use their good offices and influence . . . to secure the holding at an early date of an international conference to consider the condition of the Israelites and their claims to Palestine as their ancient home." According to one historian, Paul Charles Merkley, the Blackstone Memorial had the effect of "firmly planting in many minds" the "notion of American sponsorship of a Jewish return to Palestine."

The Balfour Declaration of November 1917, whereby the British government announced that it favored "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people," was perhaps the single most important act premised in Christian Zionism. Harry S. Truman's recognition of Israel, against the nearly total opposition of his administration, was probably second. His biographer, Michael T. Benson, finds that Truman's pro-Israel outlook "was based primarily on humanitarian, moral, and sentimental grounds, many of which were an outgrowth of the president's religious upbringing and his familiarity with the Bible." (Truman's just-discovered diary, with its petulant remarks about Jews, makes his Zionist stance the more noteworthy.)

The media has recently focused on Christian Zionism as though it were something new ("How Israel Became a Favorite Cause of the Conservative Christian Right" runs a typical title, this one a front-page article in The Wall Street Journal). The real story is how Christian Zionists are increasingly the bedrock of Israel's support in the United States, more solidly pro-Israel and more robustly Zionist than many in the Jewish community.

To those who wonder why Washington follows policies so different from the European states, a large part of the answer these days has to do with the clout of Christian Zionists, who are especially powerful when a conservative Republican like George W. Bush is president. (In contrast, Christian Zionism has nearly died out in Great Britain.)

One anti-Israel writer, Grace Halsell, recognizes this fact and deems Christian Zionists a "more dangerous" influence in Washington than are the Jewish Zionists. Put positively: other than the Israel Defense Forces, America's Christian Zionists may be the Jewish state's ultimate strategic asset.

3. Dore Gold: Saudi provides most of Hamas funding
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 23:59:29 -0400

Dore Gold: Saudi provides most of Hamas funding
Janine Zacharia Jul. 15, 2003 The Jerusalem Post

More than 50 percent of Hamas's current funding comes from Saudi Arabia and
is increasing despite US President George W. Bush's call to the kingdom to
halt aid to Palestinian terrorist groups, Dore Gold, a former Israeli
ambassador to the UN and a researcher of terrorist financing, said Tuesday
in Washington.

"The Saudi share of Hamas funding is growing, not declining. We're getting
no change in Saudi behavior," Gold said at a roundtable on Saudi terrorist
financing and September 11 organized by Reps. Ileana Ros Lehtinen
(R-Florida), chair of the House International Relations Subcommittee on the
Middle East and Central Asia, and Gary Ackerman (D-New York), the ranking
Democrat on the subcommittee.

Gold, author of "Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global
Terrorism," said the percentages were according to an Israeli national

Saudi Arabia, he said, continues to directly fund Hamas's military wing,
provide funding for civilian, terrorist-front organizations, and writes
checks to families of suicide bombers.

During his presentation, Gold outlined contents of documents discovered by
Israeli troops in Palestinian offices during a sweep of the West Bank last
year, which he said proved that Saudi Arabia sends money to Hamas. Among
them, was a hand-written letter by now Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud
Abbas, from December 2000, complaining to the Saudis about their support for
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, he said.

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen said the State Department "continues to treat the Saudis
far too gingerly," and announced she would convene a hearing in September to
examine the alliance between Saudi Arabia and al Qaeda.

4. Israel Quake Possibility?
[With thanks to ]

NU Online News Service, July, 14, 10:57 a.m. EDT-Israel, which averages a
big earthquake every 1,000 years, could be due for the big one soon,
according to a risk management firm that has developed a model for tremblers
in that country.

Risk Management Solutions of Newark Calif. in announcing release of the
model, said it is the first to offer both high resolution and aggregate
analysis capabilities for insurance and reinsurance risk management.

According to RMS, the biggest risk of quake in Israel is along the Dead Sea
Rift fault system, which runs from north to south along the eastern edge of
the country.

[MewNews: the Dead Sea Rift adjoins Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank.]

The Jordan Valley segment of the Dead Sea Rift, RMS said, is particularly
relevant because of its proximity to major cities and the high probability
of generating a major earthquake.

"Based on what we know from the historical catalog, the Jordan Valley Fault
generates earthquakes of magnitudes as high as seven approximately every
1,000 years," said Dr. Fouad Bendimerad, vice president of RMS. "The last
major earthquake on this segment occurred in 1033, increasing the current
probability of a major event."

The most recent damaging event in Israel, RMS said, was a magnitude 7.1
offshore event in 1995 that occurred 43.4 miles south of the city of Elat.

The company said that while this event provides some relevant data on
building damage and ground motion, it was located far to the south of
Israel's main populated regions.

RMS said it worked closely with the Geophysical Institute of Israel to
compile a record of historical events spanning more than 2000 years.

5. Arutz Sheva News Tuesday
July 15, 2003 / Tammuz 15, 5763
Palestinian Media Watch reports on yet another PLO TV broadcast presenting the murder of Jews as a religious obligation. Dr. Hassan Khader, founder of the Al Quds Encyclopedia, appeared on PA television on Sunday with the following quote from Mohammed: "The Hour [Day of Resurrection] will not arrive until you fight the Jews, [until a Jew will hide behind a rock or tree] and the rock and the tree will say: Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!"

Although the basis for the current negotiations between Israel and the Arabs is that the conflict is not a religious dispute but rather a political one, PLO religious and academic leaders repeatedly cite Islamic sources demanding, in the name of Allah, that Jews be hated and even killed.

Yesterday's broadcast is but another example of the world-view propagated by the PA media according to which Redemption is dependent on Muslims' murder of Jews. Click here to view the broadcast, as well as a previous televised citation of the same source by a Muslim religious leader.

PMW also reports that yet another PA summer camp for children has been named for a terrorist. The most recent one is now named Shihad Al-Amarin, in memory of the founder of the suicide terror division of Fatah's Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade.

A report in Sunday's edition of the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida writes that 150 boys and girls aged 12 and 13 are taking part in the camp, and that "yesterday the camp's participants went to the home of the shahid Jihad Al-Amarin, where [they were greeted by] the shahid's wife, children and family. During the visit there were speeches praising the virtues of the shahid Jihad Al-Amarin, who was assassinated a year ago by the forces of the occupation.

Other schools and camps have been named for Dalal Mughrabi, who participated in the bus hijacking and murder of 37 Jews in Israel in 1978; for Ayyat al-Akhras, an Arab girl who killed two Israelis as she blew herself up in a supermarket in Jerusalem in March 2002; and others.

A new Israeli-developed treatment is being clinically tested for use in fighting breast cancer, brain tumors and uterine fibroids, and it may preclude the need for many hysterectomies regularly performed today.

With the new system, cancerous and benign growths can be removed through the use of a non-invasive, experimental device that uses focused ultrasound to break up the tumors. The system, ExAblate 2000, developed by the Israeli InSightec Company, is tracked in real-time using an MRI scanner. While experimental trials are underway in medical centers around the world, the treatment is already being implemented regularly in Israel at Haddasah and Sheba hospitals. It will shortly be included in the coverage offered by one of Israel's central health funds, Maccabee, for uterine myoma treatment. At this point, the InSightec treatment for benign uterine tumors has been approved for the general public in Israel, Japan and Europe.
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Jerusalem News-229
1. Archives Assistance Needed
2. Israel is safe to visit
3. David Haivri: Jordan is not Palestine
4. Judy Snyder in Texas: Sunday 20th, 3pm

1. Archives Assistance Needed
We are updating our archives:
Does anybody have "Jerusalem News" nos: 170 through to no.183?

2. Israel is safe to visit
From: Jeremy Birmingham
(Source not given)

The major issue is misinformation.

People have a perception, due to the media, that Israel is extremely dangerous and that

chances of getting killed/wounded there are much greater than elsewhere.

What are the facts:

1) Israel is probably safer than most cities we are living in. Check out the statistics

for your city and have them on hand. Los Angeles, with a population of 3.6 million has averaged about 750 murders annually, which means 21 per 100,000. Israel, in the last 33 months has had 930 murders, 810 from terror (population 5 million), which means 7 in 100,000.
2) If you are not in the West Bank or Gaza strip you are in a statistically safe zone. 96% of the violent incidents have taken place in the West Bank and Gaza strip where 5% of the population lives (250,000). 4% of the violence has been on the Ҝhomefrontҝ where 95% of the population lives (4,750,000).
3) Even in the Israel where 95% of the population live, if you stay out of buses and restaurants you avoid virtually all other sources of deaths and injuries.
4) Two to four times as many Israelis die each year in car accidents than in acts of violence but no one refuses to go to Israel for fear of being in a car accident.
5) If you do not include people injured/killed on buses or in restaurants, there were 160 people murdered in Israel proper over the last 33 months. A person stands a much greater chance of being murdered or injured in virtually any section of any city in North America.
6) The news creates a perception of a lot more violence than there actually is. A few
deaths in Israel is front page news all over the world. Few people know about the
million people killed in the Sudan over the last 10-12 years of civil war there or the 400,000-500,000 sold into slavery. While every death is tragic, deaths in Israel
always make headlines.

In sum, while there are no guarantees of safety anywhere, the statistics do not point to a

real risk when going to Israel as long as one is not in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and not

using public buses or frequenting restaurants. The facts actually point to greater safety than almost all

of the places we Jews are presently living.

3. David Haivri: Jordan is not Palestine
From: David Haivri <>
Subject: [Darka_Shel_Torah] Jordan is not Palestine

Recently some people of the national religious background have begun a Jordan is Palestinecampaign. If they would not have brought up the subject it might have been better not to bring it up at all. But now that it out we cannot sit quietly and watch as our national birthright is being chopped up and given away by the same people who are expected to be dedicated guardians for the Jewish people.

There are historical facts that cannot be disputed:

1. There was never in history a Palestinian state or people.

2. There was never in history an independent state on the east side of the Jordan River.

3. Eighty years ago the British took a beduin from the Arabian Desert, called him King and gave him 70% of the land of Palestine mandate that had been promised to the Jews.

4. The land east of the Jordan River is part of the biblical boundaries of the Land of Israel. Before the Jewish people were exiled from the land by the Babylonians the Hebrew tribes Gad, Naftali and Menasheh dwelt on that land from the time of Joshua.

Zev Jabotinsky rightfully wrote in one of his songs there are two sides of the Jordan river and both sides belong to the Jewish peopleand in another may I forget my betraying right (arm) if I forget the other side of the Jordan river.

A spokesman for the nationalist camp who suggests establishing a Palestinian state in Jordan because it is a realistic plan because 80% of the population are Palestinians, is no better then Arik Sharon who wants to do the same in west bank(of the Jordan), where more the 90% of the population are Palestinians.

Our claim to the land is a G-d given Torah right. G-d created the whole word and gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people. Thats it. The only realistic plan we are obligated to is that HaShem is Real. Thats all that matters. The Arabs are not willing to live with us in peace, they will have to go and not to be resettled in other parts of the land of Israel.

There are over 50 million Americans who believe in Bible - Thats realistic. Its about time that Jews start believing in HaShem instead of looking for all kinds of wild notions that they think might appease the world.

David Haivri Kfar Tapuach, Israel

4. Judy Snyder in Texas: Sunday 20th, 3pm
From: Judy Snyder <>
Subject: Sunday 20th, 3pm

To all my friends and Brit Am members,

My vacation in Israel was wonderful beyond words.

I enjoyed meeting Mr. Davidi and Rabbi Avraham Feld.

They are very stead fast and devoted to this Brit Am truth and are

very devoted to the need to spread the knowledge of the Identity

of the lost tribes.

I have so much to report and pictures, but there is a pressing matter.

Our last meeting was really great and I even found out that Ladell is

a cousin to me! Small world.

I was going to have a meeting here at my house but it is urgent

to have a rally against the road map abomination. There will be many

Rallies across the usa and the world. The American Friends of Israel is having a rally in New York and I have recieved a report on a rally in Houston and a few more reports of Rallies being held for the love of Israel and against the "Road Map Abomination" I recieved a letter that said,"Is there no

one that will rally for Israel in Dallas?"

So we will have

a rally at Dallas City Hall at 3pm.

Bring water , a hat and a sign that says "The Road Map is an abomination",

"No land for Peace", "No trade for Peace", "100% Israel real Peace" and

something to that nature.

This is important.

See you there.

Judy L. Snyder

Tehillim 122 ...when our feet stood within thy gates, O Jerusalem; O Yerushalayim, built as a city that is strong: there the tribes used to go appointed practice for Yisra'el, to give thanks. For there are set thrones of the house of David. Shalom, Yudy

5. The Harp the Monarch Minstrel Swept
by Lord George Gordon Byron (1788 - 1824)
from "Hebrew Melodies",


The harp the Monarch Minstrel swept,
The King of men, the lov'd of Heav'n,
Which Music hallowed while she wept
O'er tones her heart of hearts had giv'n,
Redoubled be her tears, its chords are riv'n!
It soften'd men of iron mould,
It gave them virtues not their own;
No ear so dull, no soul so cold,
That felt not--fired not to the tone,
Till David's lyre grew mightier than his throne!


It told the triumphs of our King--
It wafted glory to our God--
It made our gladdened vallies ring--
The cedars bow---the mountains nod--
Its sound aspired to Heaven and there abode!
Since then-- though heard on earth no more--
Devotion and her daughter Love
Still bid the bursting spirit soar
To sounds that seem as from above
In dreams that day's broad light can not remove.
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 23:27:54 +0200

Jerusalem News-230

1. Germans Blame USA for September 11!

1. Germans Blame USA for September 11!


23 Jul 2003 15:18:43 GMT
Poll shows many Germans see U.S. behind Sept 11

BERLIN, July 23 (Reuters) - Almost one in three Germans below the age of 30 believes the U.S. government may have sponsored the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, according to a poll published on Wednesday.

And about 20 percent of Germans in all age groups hold this view, a survey of 1,000 people conducted for the weekly Die Zeit said.

It also said 68 percent of all Germans felt the media had not reported the full truth behind the attacks, in which some 3,000 people were killed when hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

After the September 11 attacks, there was an outpouring of sympathy from Germans for the United States. Despite misgivings, Germany joined a military campaign against the al Qaeda network that Washington blamed for the attacks.

But as the United States geared up for war against Iraq, relations soured bady as Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder expressed vocal opposition to the plans.

Although the United States took strong offence at Berlin's attitude, Schroeder's anti-war stance was popular in Germany and helped him to snatch victory in last September's elections.

Asked whether they believed that the U.S. government could have ordered the September 11 attacks itself, 31 percent of those surveyed under the age of 30 in the poll answered "yes", while 19 percent overall gave the same answer.

Die Zeit said widespread disbelief about the reasons given by the United States for going to war in Iraq and suspicion about media coverage of the conflict had fostered a climate in which conspiracy theories flourished.

"The news is controlled," 17-year old Kenny Donaubaur was quoted as saying. "You could see that in the Iraq war. It doesn't seem to me thet you get the full truth."

Jerusalem News-231
1. EU Proxies say Sharon tricked Mazen
2. Canadians Accused of Spying for Israel
3. What are Israel's Loan Guarantees? by Ed Finn
4. Forgotten refugees by Anne Jaffe
Arutz Sheva News Tuesday,

1. EU Proxies say Sharon tricked Mazen
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 18:42:26 +0200
From: "Gush Shalom (Israeli Peace Bloc)" <>
Instead of taking a step towards reconciliation with Abu-Mazen and the Palestinian
public, Sharon has released prisoners who were about to be released anyhow, thus
insulting the Palestinians and increasing their anger.

The aim of this policy is to topple Abu-Mazen and push the Palestinians to renewed
violence, so as to enable Sharon to go on with the occupation, the enlarging of the
settlements and the building of the Wall, without being blamed by the Americans.

Gush Shalom,
Ha'aretz, August 8, 2003

2. Canadians Accused of Spying for Israel
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:11:40 +0000
From: eliasbejjani2001 <>
Subject: [Phoenicia] Balfour's trial was postponed

If found guilty, the two Canadians face three to 15 years hard labour
Lebanon postpones trial of Canadians
First Published 2003-08-11
Trial of two Canadian pastors accused of spying for Israel postponed
to August 20 to summon witnesses.
Middle East on line: BEIRUT - The trial of two Canadian pastors
accused of spying for Israel has been postponed to August 20 at the
request of the prosecution, which asked for more time to summon
witnesses, a judicial source said Monday.
One of the defendants, Bruce Balfour, 52, is in custody and attended
the hearing before a military tribunal. A warrant for the arrest of
the second man, Grant Livingstone, 81, has been issued and he will be
tried in his absentia.
No Canadian diplomat attended the public hearing.
Both Protestant pastors are alleged to have spied for Israel, where
they live, "under cover of humanitarian activities" during several
visits to Lebanon, according to the charges against them.
Balfour, from Alberta, lived in Lebanon for four years from 1982,
when the country was invaded by Israel. He returned twice briefly in
2002 with the alleged intention of overseeing a reforestation
He was arrested on his most recent return to Beirut on July 10 of
this year.
It is alleged that he made contact with the agriculture ministry and
travelled to the hills in southern Lebanon with the aim of gathering
information about military positions and the Shiite radical group
Hezbollah, operational in the region.
Livingstone wrote a book about his time in Israel and is suspected of
having assisted Balfour in his activities for the Jewish state.
If found guilty, they face three to 15 years hard labour.
The Canadian government said in Ottawa on Wednesday "there is no
reason to overdramatise" Balfour's case, while it awaited to hear the
exact nature of the charges he faces. No mention was made of
Livingstone in government spokesman Reynald Doiron's statement.
A Canadian diplomat who was allowed access to Balfour says he told
him he believed he had been arrested "because he visited a
neighbouring country," referring to Israel.

3. What are Israel's Loan Guarantees? by Ed Finn
New York Times - Aug 06, 2003
What are Israel's Loan Guarantees?
By Ed Finn

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the United States may be planning to reduce Israel's loan guarantees to account for any money the country spends constructing a "security perimeter" that will divide its citizens from Palestinians. What are these loan guarantees, and how important are they to Israel?

A loan guarantee is essentially the same thing whether you're buying a car, an apartment, or housing materials for Soviet immigrants. A reliable financial entity (a bank, your parents, the United States) promises to pay off the balance of a loan if the borrower cannot. So when Congress promises Israel $9 billion in loan guarantees (as they did this year), that means the U.S. government accepts responsibility for up to $9 billion that Israel can then borrow from international creditors. And loans guaranteed by the Federal Reserve provide an additional benefit: The interest rates offered are much lower than they would be if Israel (or any small, debt-troubled nation) sought the loan without backers.

The $9 billion in loan guarantees (along with $1 billion in direct aid) comprise a special post-Gulf War II aid package, awarded to Israel on top of the $3 billion in other assistance that the United States gives annually. But with loan guarantees, it's never clear how much money is actually "given": In a perfect world, they wouldn't cost the United States a cent. Israelor Turkey, Egypt, and Jordan, all of which snagged loan guarantees as postwar rewardscould borrow on the international markets, then pay off the loans completely, leaving the United States with no financial obligation. But Israel has already received nearly $10 billion in loan guarantees from the United States since 1992, and while it has yet to default on any of those loans, this new round of guarantees is intended in part to help Israel pay off the old debt. Which means the United States could be stuck with a bill ranging anywhere from zero to $9 billion plus interest.

When borrowing on the United States' good credit, the Israeli government can use the money for any purpose. However, Congress attached a series of stipulations to the recent package, including one that reserves the right to reduce the guarantee amount to counterbalance any money Israel spends creating new settlements in contested territory. This caveat is exactly what Bush may use now to pressure Israel to cease construction on its "security perimeter"if the caveat is employed, Israel would find itself fully responsible for part of its loan (and thus with higher interest rates). And because Israel's annual revenues top out at $40 billion, any tweaks to a $9 billion aid package could shake up the country's economy.

Experts say it's far from clear that the Bush administration will follow through with this plan. But simply threatening to reduce the guarantees can also be effective because Israel needs the U.S.-backed loans to keep debt payments under control. In 1991, Israel was in a similarly desperate financial situation, and the United States used the threat of limiting loan guarantees to force then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to attend the Madrid peace conference and suspend settlement construction while he was there.

4. Forgotten refugees by Anne Jaffe
Forgotten refugees: Jews expelled from Arab countries seek recognition, compensation
By Anne Jaffe
Kansas City Jewish Chronicle - Aug 08, 2003
[Extracts only]

Almost all Soly Mizrahi has left of her life in Egypt are memories, which she carefully records on the cream colored pages of a diary and on sheets of notebook paper.

The Jewish-owned department stores that once lined the Cairo shopping district, the names of the city's many small synagogues, the time her husband spent imprisoned for his politics and his religion and the day she was forced from her home are things that are etched in her memory.

In 1960, Mizrahi, her late husband, Albert, and their children, Maurice and Allegra, were expelled from Egypt. In less than a week, they had to get out of the country and - except for essential articles of clothing, a few personal items and a small amount of cash - could not take anything with them.

After a brief stay in France, the Mizrahis settled in the Kansas City area, joining family already living here.

"We had to start from the beginning," Soly Mizrahi said. "We had nothing. It was very hard."

The Mizrahis' story is not unique.

According to Justice for Jews from Arab Countries (JJAC), a coalition of Jewish communal groups under the auspices of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, the World Jewish Congress and the American Sephardi Federation, in the years immediately following the establishment of the state of Israel, more than 850,000 Jews living throughout the Arab world were either expelled or fled their homes out of fear for their safety.

The World Organization of Jews from Arab countries estimates that those refugees were forced to abandon close to $100 billion in personal and community assets.

Despite these staggering numbers, the plight of this group of refugees has been ignored.

For a variety of reasons, the international community has focused its attention on the approximately 726,000 displaced Palestinians (United Nations estimate) and forgotten about the Jews who suffered a similar fate.

Birth of Israel

Relations between Arabs and Jews began to sour as Zionism took root in Eretz Yisrael. But it was the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 that caused the communities to fracture.

In the two decades following Israel's birth, Jewish communities that had existed for hundreds and in some cases thousands of years all but disappeared. The JJAC estimates that fewer than 8,000 Jews remain in all of the Arab countries combined.

The changed climate was hard for many Jews to come to grips with.

Deanna Pool, a resident of Lee's Summit, Mo., said that her family's experiences in Morocco were far less dramatic but still troubling.

"In all truth and fairness, Morocco was the kindest," Pool said. "They would clamp down and they would let go. They would feel bad. We fared much better than the Jews of Tunisia, who suffered under anti-Jewish legislation. They were given 24 hours to leave. In Libya, they were given 48 hours to leave. In Egypt, they fled or were given a week or two to leave the country. In Iraq, they were expelled. We fared much better.

Morocco remained relatively friendly to the Jews until it joined the Arab League.

Under pressure from Egyptian leader Gamel Abdel Nasser, the Moroccan government began tightening the reins. This resulted in waves of Jews - many of whom held mid-level government positions - leaving the country.

"For Zion's sake I will not be silent and for Jerusalems sake I will not rest."- Isaiah 62.1
National Unity Coalition for Israel

Arutz Sheva News Tuesday,
Aug. 12, 2003 / Av 12, 5763
Dr. David Bukay of Haifa University's Political Science Department, speaking with Arutz-7 today, took a very clear stand: "Who cares which terrorist organization perpetrated the attack? What's important is that the PA is a terrorist organization, and that in 1993 we did not crush it, and that this continues to be the main problem right up until today. We have not yet understood that we must crush the Palestinian Authority."

A-7: "Don't you see a difference between Abu Mazen and Arafat? After all, Abu Mazen even condemned today's attacks in public appearances to his own people."

Bukay: "It's just like in soccer, where one player kicks his opponent very hard, but because there's a referee, he apologizes and says, 'no hard feelings.' It's all a game. Abu Mazen is nothing more than Arafat's washrag, he does nothing at all without Arafat's OK - we see this, and record it, and we know it, and we pretend that we don't see it and that everything is fine. All Abu Mazen wants is quiet among his factions and to have the terrorists freed... Arafat continues to control the level of the violence; he is the brains behind the terrorism of Hamas and the others. There is no doubt that they both have the same goal. ... Hamas is using this period to re-organize, and to strengthen its terror capabilities, and we, in our stupidity, are helping them. ... Government officials such as Minister Gideon Ezra [who said today that the Road Map is proceeding acceptably] see no further than their government chairs. W e unf ortunately have one of the weakest governments in our history precisely now when we have to fight a war against terrorism."
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 09:10:05 +0200

Jerusalem News-232
1. Breakdown of Fatalities in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict:
2. Jeremy Birmingham: Comparison
3.Palestinian Authority Justifies Suicide Bombing
4. Arafat Involved In Rosh Ha'ayin Attack
5. Arutz Sheva News Wednesday

1. Breakdown of Fatalities in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict:

Brit-Am Comment: The differences in the age and gender of the people killed amongst the Palestinians and those killed amongst the Jews
stems from the fact that most Palestinians are grown-up young males in hostile confrontation (that they initiate) with the Israeli Armed Forces
who shoot to protect themselves WHEREAS most Jewish casualties (until now) are families (including the elderly, men, women, children, and babies)
blown up in shopping centers who have committed the very serious criminal offence of being identified as Jewish.

Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 07:07:05 -0400
Subject: Breakdown of Fatalities in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: 27
September 2000 through 12 August 2003

Breakdown of Fatalities in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: 27 September
2000 through 12 August 2003

Total: Palestinians 2365 Israelis 799
Female: Palestinians 109 Israelis 249

Non-Combatants killed by Opposite Side
Total: Palestinians 871 Israelis 614
Female: Palestinians 81 Israelis 244

Combatants killed by Opposite Side
Palestinians 1078 Israelis 167

People killed by actions of own side
Palestinians 300 Israelis 20

Non-Combatants below age 12
Palestinians 67 Israelis 27

Non-Combatant Males between ages 12-29
Palestinians 475 Israelis 152

Non-Combatants Aged >= 45
Palestinians 76 Israelis 202

Source: International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the
Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya
An Engineered Tragedy: Statistical Analysis of Fatalities

2. Jeremy Birmingham: Comparison
On August 1, The Los Angeles Times published side-by-side "day in the life" profiles of a 13-year-old <>Palestinian boy and a 12-year-old <>Israeli girl. The two youngsters live just an hour apart she in TTel Aviv, he in Ramallah and share much in common: "Both are privilleged, middle-class children, raised by educated, worldly parents, and both have been marked by nearly three years of unrelenting conflict." The eloquent articles highlight the different attitudes expressed by the two children:
On hatred: Lely (the Israeli) says, "Of course not all Arabs are bad...but I hate the ones who are bad. The ones who attack us." Sami (the Palestinian), on the other hand, "wasn't raised to hate Jews but he ddoes." Says Sami, "We used to think [Israelis] were just people, like us, but now I look at them as the enemy." Sami's mother concurs, admitting that she "has come to hate" her old Jewish friends.
On violence: While IDF actions against Palestinians make Lely "uneasy" and "angry," Sami fully supports Palestinian terror suicide bombers are "a fine idea." Onn the future: The final sentence of these profiles sums up each child's vision for the future. Lely hopes for a safer, peaceful world: "I believe that sometime things will change here I hope." Sami, on the other hannd, pledges more violence regarding the supposed ending of the intiifada, Sami "clicked his tongue scornfully" and said, "It's just begun." The Times' profiles provide a sincere window to the two communities. The contrast is striking: Despite local terror, the Israeli child recognizes the good in Palestinians and seeks peace; the Palestinian child expresses hate and pledges more violence. The Times, however, chose to jointly headline the two profiles, "A Companion Called Hate Has Torn Their Worlds Apart." The Times' headline implies a grand equivalence of hate a premise supported neither by the Times' own profiles, nor the current sociological reality.

3.Palestinian Authority Justifies Suicide Bombing
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 02:15:48 -0400

August 13, 2003 Contact: (212) 481-1500 Attn: NEWS EDITOR


NEW YORK- In blatant violation of President Bush's Road Map, the Palestinian
Authority has justified the Palestinian Arab suicide bombing in the town of
Rosh Ha'ayin, in which one Israeli was murdered and ten wounded.

The official PA statement regarding the Rosh Ha'ayin bombing included a
brief, perfunctory condemnation of what it called "the Tel Aviv operation,"
but then proceeded to offer a lengthy justification of the attack. The PA
portrayed the attack as a response to "the criminal Israeli operations in
Nablus ... the aggression against our masses and people ... [the] thousands
of martyrs and wounded people, destruction, and siege." The PA also accused
Israel of engaging in "the ugliest forms of terrorism, destruction,
coercion, and racial discrimination against our people."

The PA statement implicitly compared the Israelis to locusts, declaring:
"This occupation, the likes of which was never witnessed in the world,
devours our lands, farms, resources, and groundwater," and further attempted
to incite the Palestinian Arabs by accusing Israel of harming "our Christian
and Islamic holy places."

The PA then claimed that Rosh Ha'ayin is "an Israeli city build [sic] on the
rubble of the Palestinian city Ras Al-Aa'ain after being occupied by Israeli
occupation forces in the 1948 war," strongly implying that Arab terrorism in
Rosh Ha'ayin today is a justified response to the alleged Israeli
destruction of Ras Al-Aa'ain. In fact, however, Ras Al-Aa'ain was
voluntarily abandoned by its own Arab inhabitants in the early 1900s; even
the pro-PLO extremist Walid Khalidi, in his book All That Remains (p.251),
wrote that the town was a "village that was deserted at the beginning of
this [ie the 20th] century." The deserted area was settled in 1949 by Jews
who were brutally expelled from Yemen. Its original history as a Jewish town
goes all the way back to Biblical times, when it was known as Aphek.
(Citation courtesy of CAMERA.)

Morton A. Klein, National President of the Zionist Organization of America
(ZOA), said: "Why is the Bush administration silent in the face of the PA's
continuing justification of terrorism? By portraying suicide bombings as a
response to Israeli 'terrorism' and by suggesting that Israel deserves to be
attacked because of its alleged past mistreatment of Arabs, the PA is openly
inciting Arabs to violence--a blatant violation of President Bush's own Road
Map plan. The inadvertent message of the Bush's administration silence is
that there is no price to be paid for Palestinian Arab murders of Jews."

* * *
The Zionist Organization of America, founded in 1897, is the oldest
pro-Israel organization in the United States. The ZOA works to strengthen
U.S.-Israel relations, educates the American public and Congress about the
dangers that Israel faces, and combats anti-Israel bias in the media and on
college campuses. Its past presidents have included Supreme Court Justice
Louis Brandeis and Rabbi Dr. Abba Hillel Silver.

-4. Arafat Involved In Rosh Ha'ayin Attack
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 13:15:07 -0400
Arafat Involved In Rosh Ha'ayin Attack
Aaron Lerner Date: 13 August 2003

Israel Television Channel Two military correspondent Ronnie Daniel reported
this evening that Israeli intelligence say Yasser Arafat was involved in the
murderous suicide bombing yesterday at the Israeli town Rosh Ha'ayin, "and
his involvement was much more than just knowing about it in advance."

5. Arutz Sheva News Wednesday
Aug. 13, 2003 / Av 15, 5763

Today, the 15th of Av in the Jewish calendar, or Tu B'Av, is "destined for engagements and marriages," according to Jewish tradition. A record number of weddings were registered in the Jerusalem Rabbinate last night - 33 - and another 24 couples will be married today. Although the day has been secularized to a degree - some even call it Jewish Valentine's Day - it has been rooted in Jewish tradition for 3,300 years.

The Mishna explains that on this day, which it calls one of Judaism's most festive, Jewish maidens used to go out to the fields wearing borrowed white clothing - so as not to embarrass those who did not have fine garments of their own - and would say, "Young man, lift up your eyes and appreciate whom you are selecting [to marry]. Don't look at our beauty. Instead, look at the family..."

In addition, tradition teaches that on this day the Israelites who had entered the Land of Israel were permitted to marry outside their own tribes. Many years later on this same day, the ban on marrying into the tribe of Benjamin was rescinded. Both of these marriage-related rulings were cause for great joy among the People of Israel, as were other joyous events that occurred on this date, and so it has remained throughout the ages for both the nation and its individuals.

"Tu B'Av is a holiday devoted to singles," writes the WUJS (World Union of Jewish Students) website - though it might be more correct to say that the day is devoted to ending their "singlehood." The site continues, "Tu B'Av is about hope and continuity even after the worst of things [the destruction of the Temples is commemorated the week before]. It is about getting on with life, and with love."

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 23:41:55 +0200

Jerusalem News-233
2. Stan Nadel: Missionizing
4. Arutz Sheva News Sunday,
5. US troops and Iraqis Share Taste for Israeli Beer
6. CIA Adviser Kay Amasses Evidence of Saddam's WMD
7. Israelis Kidnapped

Subject: CAFI Newsletter #147

By Isi Leibler - Jerusalem Post - August 15, 2003

Scarcely a day goes by without a fresh media story in appreciation of our new friends, the Evangelical Christians. Only a few years ago many of us would have been appalled at the prospect of developing warm ties with those we then considered at best eccentrics and more likely anti-Semites obsessed with a fanatical urge to convert us. Indeed, until very recently Binyamin Netanyahu and other politicians who maintained relations with them were subject to ridicule and abuse.

Now it has suddenly dawned on us that there are probably 60 million Evangelical Christians in the United States and that they represent our staunchest supporters and friends. In fact, in recent years concern and devotion for Israel have become one of their highest priorities.

Evangelicals also represent the backbone of the conservative wing of the Republican Party and the central core of support for President George W. Bush. If a significant number of them become sufficiently disillusioned to abstain from voting, it could cost Bush the election.

It is thus no coincidence that the Congressional House Majority leader, Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican described in the New York Times as a leader of the Christian Zionist Movement, who recently visited Israel, is a committed Evangelical Christian.

Evangelicals' passionate support for a Jewish state also extends beyond the political domain. In what can only be described as surrealistic, one of their offshoots, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, in addition to donating substantial sums for welfare causes in Israel recently contributed the entire $2 million required by Nefesh B'Nefesh to provide loans and grants for 1,000 American Jews who made aliya this year.

Over the past year I have become increasingly moved by the consistent flow of encouraging letters I receive from Christians who display such warm support for our position that I have occasionally wished some of our leaders could convey similar passion when they relate to our rights.

This was exemplified by the absolutely marvelous speech Tom DeLay gave at the Knesset during his recent visit.

A few weeks ago I met Gary Bauer, a former US presidential candidate and one of the principal Evangelical leaders. It is symptomatic of the new political alliances that Bauer's visit to Israel was organized by Michael Landau, a prominent New York Aguda-inclined businessman who is also a leading fundraiser for DeLay.

IT WAS clear from our discussions that we will always have differences, major differences. But these people's faith in Israel is uncomplicated, based on religious belief derived from the Bible. And we share a Judeo-Christian heritage that rejects the post-modernism which today prevails throughout so much of the world. It enables us to differentiate between good and evil.

I found it refreshing to discuss the Middle East in a context where terms like justice and injustice and tyranny and freedom are not just political buzz words but meaningful ethical concepts.

Bauer expressed what many Israelis think. He admires and respects President Bush, but cautioned that Israelis would be making a terrible mistake if they took the administration's support for Israel for granted. He was pessimistic about the road map and observed that there were already signs of a drift back to the pre-September 11 State Department approach, which amounted to moral equivalency.

He understood our desperate desire to avoid shouldering the blame should the president's efforts to bring peace to the region founder. But he warned that the window of opportunity was closing and that we faced a potential disaster if we assumed an Oslo-like demeanor and equivocated in our demand that the terror groups be dismantled prior to any further concessions.

The American people could well become exasperated with both sides which would enable the State Department to revert to former policies based on the false belief that the Middle East conflict represents "a cycle of violence" that can be resolved by territorial compromise irrespective of who is right or wrong.

Bauer also made it clear that Christians and other friends of Israel would not remain on the sidelines if unfair pressure were exerted by the administration against Israel. But clearly we cannot expect our Christian friends and supporters in Congress to confront the administration if we ourselves are not willing to be more assertive in relation to policies affecting our vital interests.

Yet despite all the enthusiastic support we receive from Evangelicals, it is important that we do not delude ourselves. In such a wide and diverse group there are bound to be malcontents and deep-seated internal differences. Clearly, under the best of circumstances, we could still encounter problems, possibly unpleasant differences, even outright hostility.

It is therefore very important that the support we receive from our Christian friends in relation to Israel is in no way related to other conditions. Most Evangelicals, especially their leaders, understand and endorse this approach.

But as of now, whilst the chemistry between Jews and Christians has improved, it still remains somewhat unstable. Some Orthodox Jews and many liberal Jews continue to feel uncomfortable about the Christian Zionists' support. They realize that their support for Israel is based upon the belief that the Jews must be sovereign in their land as a precursor to the Second Coming. These and other theological issues should never be explored.

On the other hand, most traditional Jews are pleasantly surprised and encouraged when they learn that there are millions of gentiles who share their conviction that Eretz Yisrael was given to the Jewish people by God and will always remain their land.

It would thus be absurd to reject as allies those whose vision of a messianic future we do not share. Indeed we should make every effort to strengthen the relationship as long as we take care not to become involved in broader areas that would inevitably lead to misunderstandings and conflict.
The writer is senior vice president of the World Jewish Congress.

2. Stan Nadel: Missionizing

My own take on this is to focus on a somewhat different relationship
between missionizing and Antisemitism. Martin Luther started out as a
"friend" of the Jews expecting them to convert to Christianity after it was
purified and reformed. When his gestures of "friendship" failed to win
the expected conversions he was outraged at the Jews lack of gratitude and
concluded that only by burning their books and prohibiting their teachers
the ability to teach could the theologically required conversations take
place. And so he wrote one of the most influential Antisemitic tracts of
all time. The danger from missionaries isn't the Antisemitic implications
of their effort, it is the frustrated reaction when their efforts
inevitably fail. The Christian friends of Zionism have already made
threatening noises about the consequences of ungrateful Jewish groups
raising the question of Antisemitism over Mel Gibson's new film. Those who
just love Jews so much they want to convert them are likely to feel equally
aggrieved sooner or later.


WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Military and security cooperation between Saudi Arabia
and the United States could be jeopardized by a multi-trillion dollar
lawsuit by the families of victims of Al Qaida strikes against New York and
Washington in 2001.

An affidavit submitted by a former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia said the
lawsuit against leading members of the Saudi royal family and Saudi
industrialists would damage military and security cooperation between Riyad
and Washington. He said this would also affect U.S. hopes to renew weapons
sales with the Saudi kingdom.

"It would aid and abet those within the kingdom, including not a few in the
ruling Al Saud, who argue that their country should now end its longstanding
cooperation with the United States," Chas Freeman Jr., former U.S.
ambassador and director of the Middle East Policy Council, said in a 15-page
affidavit filed in U.S. district court in Washington D.C.

Freeman has been regarded as a leading lobbyist for Saudi Arabia. His
institution is said to be financed by the Saudi kingdom and oil interests

4. Arutz Sheva News Sunday,
Aug. 17, 2003 / Av 19, 5763
Israel's Air Force signaled Syrian President Assad loud and clear last week: "Keep your Hizbullah terrorists away." F-16 battle planes flew low for several minutes over Assad's palace in northern Syria, after easily getting through the country's radar defenses.

Israel has attacked Syrian radar stations in Lebanon once since the IDF's withdrawal from the country three years ago, but this time - after a teenaged boy was killed in a Hizbullah rocket attack in Shlomi last week - Israel settled for the symbolic overflight. Military sources said that the message was well received, together with other, more diplomatic Israeli warnings to Syria, and that Hizbullah has in fact quieted down over the past few days.

Israel's monthly price index dropped a surprising 0.7% in July - the fourth consecutive monthly decrease, and the sharpest drop since 1967. Inflation for the year 2003 is expected to pan out at 0% - the lowest in Israel's history. Over the past 12 months, there has been a deflation of 1.7% - lower than all other industrialized countries. Finance Ministry officials say that it's due to Israel's having the highest interest rates - 7%.

Some people think they know how to extricate Israel from its deep recession. Labor MK Ophir Pines says that the government's financial plan has failed, and that incentives for growth are needed. Avraham Birnbaum, Chairman of the Israel Merchants Associations, demands a 3% decrease in Value Added Tax [to 15%], a reduction in other taxes, and an increase in the budget deficit. Other private-sector elements say that interest rates must be sharply lowered.

Yasser Arafat is once again giving "green lights to terrorism." So said Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz at this morning's Cabinet meeting. IDF Intelligence Chief Gen. Ze'ev Farkash added that Arafat has recently resumed transferring funds to terrorists. He further said that Abu Mazen and Muhammed Dahlan are afraid to tangle with Arafat. The Arab population in Yesha is enjoying the hudna, according to Gen. Farkash, who cited a recent case where Arabs threw rocks at terrorists planning an attack.

An aide to leading PA security official Muhammed Dahlan told Itim News Agency that Arafat wiretaps the phones of PA officials associated with Abu Mazen and Dahlan. This is why the latter tend to switch their phones often, and even use the Israeli cellular phone companies.

5. US troops and Iraqis Share Taste for Israeli Beer
DEBKAfile Special Report

August 5, 2003, 12:56 PM (GMT+02:00)

[] A close inspection of photos from inside the Mosul villa where Qusay and Uday were shot dead by American troops last month reveals beer bottles and a candy wrapper with what looks suspiciously like Hebrew lettering. Ironically, Saddam Hussein s sons and grandson may have spent their last hours consuming the products of the hated Zionist state. In another odd twist, the troops of the US 101st airborne division may have cracked open beer of the same Macabbee brand while laying Saddam s heirs to siege.

DEBKAfile s Middle East sources reveal a thriving, unacknowledged, semi-secret Middle East trade route that has sprung up between Israel and Iraq in response to rising demand. More and more goods are getting through despite difficult and often hazardous conditions.

The sudden demand in Iraq for Israeli six-packs owes much to the dearth of beer manufacturing in the strictly Muslim Persian Gulf region and the dry heat raging in Baghdad, Tikrit, Mosul and Basra, which makes an iced beer a favorite thirst-quencher for the close to 150,000 American GIs and 15,000 British troops sweltering there in full combat gear. Many Iraqis, too, have taken advantage of the new openness to their geographical west and cultivated a taste for the Israeli brew.

To meet the demand, trucks, loaded with beer produced in Israeli breweries working round the clock, roll nearly 1,000 miles east night by night, through Jordan and over two frontiers..

Beer is not the only Israeli commodity heading into Iraq. The convoys carry farm produce, foodstuffs, dairy products, eggs and ice cream, orders for which keep Jordan-based Israeli sales agents and their Jordanian counterparts with full hands and busy satellite phones.

With the national economy in recession and expanding unemployment, Israeli manufacturers are responding with brisk efficiency to any unexpected equipment shortages sprung in American units far from home - from mobile kitchen units to transformers. The US Army Corps of Engineers, the unit responsible for the maintenance of Iraq oil installations, airfields and military landing strips, have found they can obtain pipe sections, pumps or reinforced concrete faster and more cheaply from Israel than by airlift from the US.

There is also a constant flow of military products including spare parts whether made in Israel, withdrawn from American emergency stores in southern Israel or unloaded under cover of dark from American cargo ships putting in at Ashdod and Haifa ports.

The Israeli supply role usually ends at the Jordanian-Iraqi frontier. Jordanian agents then take over and ascertain that the merchandize is safely delivered to the correct recipients at the Iraqi end, a hazardous and costly exercise in today s Iraq. Their easternmost destination is Baghdad; their northernmost, the oil city of Kirkuk and the Kurdish town of Suleimaniyeh.

6. CIA Adviser Kay Amasses Evidence of Saddam's WMD
August 2, 2003, 10:42 PM (GMT+02:00)

US President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Australian Prime Minister John Howard are preparing a rejoinder to quell the domestic credibility crises Iraqi WMD skeptics have whipped up in their countries, with the help of anti-American, anti-war factions in politics and foreign intelligence services particularly in some parts of Europe, such as Russia, Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark and even the UK.

That rejoinder will draw on the paper and on-the-ground evidence amassed day by day by a new coalition intelligence research project launched a month ago under Dr. David Kay, a former UN weapons inspector, to winkle out hard evidence of Saddam Hussein s proscribed weapons programs.

(DEBKA-Net-Weekly broke the story of the Kay mission on July 18 in Issue No. 117 and added further revelations a week later in issue no. 118. Excerpts from both reports are featured in this article.)

Thursday, July 31, Dr. Kay reported to the US Senate Intelligence Committee that his 1,400-strong team of American, British and Australian researchers had found in just over a month s operation physical evidence of Iraqi activity on weapons of mass destruction. Without going into detail, Kay told the senators that the most progress had been made on biological weapons.

He was responding to the concern voiced by Senator Jay Rockefeller (Dem.-West Virginia) that the searches were being diverted away from finding the actual weapons. Signs of a weapons program are very different from the stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons that were a certainty before the war, said Rockefeller. We did not go to war to disrupt Saddam s weapons program, we went to war to disarm him.

The Kay team spent the first month of its mission sorting into three batches what he described as an estimated seven and-a-half miles of documents , many of them collected by US military from Iraqi official buildings, but many others handed over by Iraqi civilians.

The data yielded is substantial:

The public remarks made by the three coalition leaders Bush, Blair and Howard will soon bear the imprint of these findings and their expert evaluation by CIA analysts. General elections are very much on the minds of all three and their campaign managers. The Australian prime minister, for instance - DEBKA-Net-Weekly s sources in Canberra have learned is thinking of calling a snap election at year s end to catch his Labor Party rivals off guard, confident that the proof of Saddam s weapons of mass destruction will come to light in time for him to pull off a victory at the polls.

In addition to sifting through and collating mountains of paper, Kay team scouts are also crisscrossing Iraq to examine sites and test tips received from local human intelligence , which has proliferated since the deaths of Uday and Qusay Hussein in Mosul on July 22. They are pinpointing unmarked mass graves scattered around Iraq from which more than 300,000 bodies of Saddam s victims have thus far been disinterred.

One of the most horrendous discoveries so far is the secret graveyard of convicts abused as human guinea pigs of Saddam s illegal programs. Kay sent a special team out to Baquba, northeast of Baghdad after a collection of videotapes was discovered in Iraqi central intelligence archives, on some of which Iraqi officers talked freely with dates and locations about prisoners and detainees subjected to biological and chemical weapons experiments. Some involved toxic chemicals or gases; others were infected with germs in varying quantities, their symptoms recorded from stage to stage until their death.

Were those 16 words really a gaffe?

DEBKA-Net-Weekly s intelligence sources report a fresh piece of data obtained by the Bush administration may well tilt this controversy too. The White House initially admitted that the president s assertion in his State of the Union that Iraq had attempted to buy uranium from Niger was based on false intelligence. The buck passed round from the CIA to Britain s MI5, then Italian intelligence and finally, Condoleezza s deputy at the National Security Council, Stephen Hadley.

Our Washington sources now reveal that, according to the new data reaching the White House from very friendly intelligence services operating in Africa, the US president got it right the first time. Saddam s agents had indeed gone on a uranium purchasing mission to a number of African countries on the dates mentioned.

What went wrong was that the documentary evidence - handed to Bush by Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in confidence, as DEBKA-Net-Weekly now reveals, had been doctored by anti-American, anti-war factions in Italian intelligence in such a way that it would be discovered and appear to be fabricated. They plotted to bring the three war leaders into disrepute by manipulating them into committing an untruth while also souring the warm relations between the Italian prime minister and the White House.

The identities of the Italian intelligence plotters were at the center of the two days of private talks held by Bush and Berlusconi at the presidential ranch in Crawford, Texas July 20 and 21. The Italian prime minister brought with him the results of a private investigation. DEBKA-Net-Weekly s intelligence sources reveal that the agents who falsified the intelligence documents were also involved in staging the mass anti-war demonstrations that swept across Europe ahead of the American invasion of Iraq and accompanied the UN Security Council war debate.

They worked with accomplices in Russian, British, French, Dutch and German intelligence and allies in Africa in an anti-coalition front.

7. Israelis Kidnapped
Several Israelis have been kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists. There is a feeling that they may have been killed or if not killed that their lives at present are in danger. The most recent victims include the separate cases of a young Rabbinical student, the Grandson of an eminent Rabbi,
and a young teenage girl. The girl is a friend of a member of my family.
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 11:26:08 +0200

Jerusalem News-234
1. Arutz Sheva News Wednesday,
3. Letter to President
4. Belgian Interest?
5. Brit-Am is still here

1. Arutz Sheva News Wednesday,
Aug. 20, 2003 / Av 22, 5763
Shortly after 9:00pm last night (Tuesday), a 29-year-old Moslem religious leader - imam - and teacher from Hevron boarded a public bus making its way from the Western Wall to the Geulah and Har Nof neighborhoods in Jerusalem - and blew it up.

After quickly making his way to the section connecting the two parts of the heavily crowded accordion bus, as it passed through the Shmuel HaNavi neighborhood adjacent to Meah She'arim, Raad Abd el-Hamid Misek detonated a large explosive device that he carried on his body. The #2 bus was ripped apart and set aflame. Twenty people were murdered and more than 130 were injured as a result of the suicide bombing. Among the dead and wounded are many children.

The Islamic Jihad initially claimed, through the Hizbullah television station in Lebanon, that its members had perpetrated the attack, saying it was in retaliation for the killing of a terrorist in Hevron a few days earlier. Hamas, not wanting to be deprived of "credit", claimed its own share of responsibility shortly afterwards.

Following early morning consultations by the Jerusalem police department, the Temple Mount in Jerusalems Old City was opened again today (Wednesday) to Jewish, and other non-Moslem, visitors. Todays opening was planned prior to yesterdays bombing, following nearly three weeks that the holy site has been closed to non-Moslems.

Wakf [Moslem Religions Authority] spokesmen and mufti of the mosques located on the Mount denied that the decision to open the site before non-Moslem visitors was made in coordination with them. They objected, they noted, to Jews being allowed on the Temple Mount.

Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 23:24:40 -0400


Five More Americans Murdered by Palestinian Arabs--46 Since '93

NEW YORK- In response to the Palestinian Arab massacre of 20 Jews on a
Jerusalem bus --including five American citizens-- the Zionist Organization
of America (ZOA) is urging the Bush administration to cut off all
negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), halt U.S. financial aid to
the PA, and support strong Israeli military action against Palestinian Arab
terrorist groups.

The ZOA notes that 5 of the 20 Jews murdered in the Jerusalem bus massacre
were Americans, including a mother of 13 from New Square, NY, 43 year-old
Mrs. Goldie Taubenfeld. A total of 46 Americans have been murdered by
Palestinian Arab terrorists since the signing of the Oslo accords in 1993.
(36 of the 46 were killed since the Palestinian Authority launched the
current wave of violence in September 2000; more than 100 American citizens
have been murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists since the 1960s.)

3. Letter to President
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 17:19:47 -0500
From: Tommy & Linda
Subject: A View of the Absurd

Mr. President, About That "Palestinian" State...

Dear Mr. President, do you truly believe that Arafat has rights to
Jerusalem? Scriptures says otherwise: "Blessed is the Lord from Zion, who
dwells in Jerusalem."

Mr. President, you are a man of faith. You frequently use the Almighty in
your speeches, as when, remembering Leviticus, you said: "The liberty we God¹s gift to humanity."

You have been quoted as saying, "I welcome faith to help solve the nation's
deepest problems."

So it is disappointing and astonishing to find you in support of a
Palestinian Arab state within the boundaries of Biblical Israel, as
originally outlined in your "two-state solution" speech of June 24, 2001.
Through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Land of Israel was deeded to the Jews
-- a ONE state solution.

"To you will I give this Land," said God to Jacob...NOT to Mohammed.

Yet, you favor a "Quartet" and a "road map" that would chop Israel into
pieces and create a homeland to the very people God commanded the Israelites
to drive out, "lest they become as a snare unto you." These pre-Israel
Canaanites were worshipers of Moloch, the "god" that demanded child
sacrifice -- a ritual still vigorously practiced today by these same people,
when they strap their children with explosives and send them out to commit
self-sacrifice and murder.

To these people of Moloch you award a state?

You are a God-fearing man, a man like King David, who follows his
convictions even against the warbling of the mixed multitudes. Your
steadfastness is a blessing to those of us who are proud to be Americans,
Christians and Jews. You read the Psalms, so surely you draw strength from
King David who wrote: "He who is a God-fearing man, in him, God instructs
the path to choose."

But when it comes to Israel, Mr. President, your path is not righteous. How
can you, a man of the Bible, join these nations that call upon the
dismantling of God's Covenant, when instead you should join the Psalmist:
"The Lord has annulled the counsel of the nations; He has foiled the schemes
of peoples."

Against those who wage treachery, your Biblical wisdom demands that you heed
the following: "Do not touch My anointed ones, and do not harm My Prophets."

Who, indeed, are these people, these Palestinians who demand a share of
Israel? Today's Palestinians were never a distinct nation and have never
even had a distinct Palestinian heritage. The very term "Palestinian" to
mean a defined Arab people came about only as recently as 1964. Has there
ever been a single "Palestinian" Judge, King or Prophet within the Land of

But...from Joshua's conquest onward, the Land was ruled for centuries by
JUDGES, KINGS and PROPHETS. From David to Zedekiah, from Amos to Malachi,
all were Jews.

None were "Palestinian" Arabs. By what historical legitimacy, then, do the
Arabs assert rights to even an inch of God's Everlasting Covenant?

The Jewish presence in the Land of Israel has endured for some 4000 years
and remains fixed to this very day further upon the word of God to
Jacob..."and to thy seed after thee will I give the Land."

Yes, Arafat WANTS Jerusalem...and I want to play center field for the New
York Yankees. The one entitlement is as deserving as the other.

4. Belgian Interst
From: Barry Chamish <>
Subject: edgar

If you've been wondering why so much anti-Israel venom passes through the corridors and courts of Brussels, here's the answer. We have another royal family which believes it owns title to Israel:

We think that Belgium only colonised Congo, but our country was also active in the Middle-East. Under Leopold I ( the first Belgian King in the period of 1830 on.) there was already a mighty Arab lobby in our country. For instance Acec, the financial group around baron Ampain, had founded in the most important cities in the former Ottoman empire, among them Cairo, Istanbul and Damascus- water and electric utilities and metrolines. There was a lot of Belgian capital in the cotton business, while on the Egyptian beer bottles of Stella there is still the star of Congo. During the WW I, Palestine was claimed as a colony by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, referring to Godfried of Bouillon, the first king of Jerusalem, who's natural successor was Albert I.
....When it became clear that the Germans were about to loose WWI, the French and the English started the partition of the Ottoman Empire. They couldn't get to an agreement on Jerusalem and from French side there was pressure to assign the holy places to Belgium, mainly to keep the British away from there. Also the Vatican supported the Belgian claim, because the pope chose Belgium, rather than the British Protestants. He believed that the Belgian, Catholic monarchy would protect the holy places. But when the British, together with the allied troops marched into Jerusalem in 1917, the Belgian dream collapsed.

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Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 21:51:06 +0200

Jerusalem News-235
1. Saddam's al Qaeda Connection
2.The Shofar and the Wall by Rabbi Moshe Segal
3. Young UK Archaeologists Discover New Sites
4. Breast is Best

1. Saddam's al Qaeda Connection
From: Laurie Mylroie <>
[Exctacts Only as for most articles posted on this feature]:
The Weekly Standard
Saddam's al Qaeda Connection
The evidence mounts, but the administration says surprisingly little.
by Stephen F. Hayes
From the September 1 / September 8, 2003 issue

For months before the war in Iraq, the Bush administration claimed to know
of ties between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's Iraq. For months after the
war, the Bush administration has offered scant evidence of those claims. And
the conventional wisdom--that there were no links--is solidifying. So
Democrats are making their mark.

"The evidence now shows clearly that Saddam did not want to work with Osama
bin Laden at all, much less give him weapons of mass destruction." So
claimed Al Gore in an August 7 speech.

What, then, did the Bush administration say about this relationship before
the war? Which parts of that case, if any, have been invalidated by the
intelligence gathered in the months following the conflict?

The answer to that last question is simple: lots. The CIA has confirmed, in
interviews with detainees and informants it finds highly credible, that al
Qaeda's Number 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, met with Iraqi intelligence in Baghdad
in 1992 and 1998. More disturbing, according to an administration official
familiar with briefings the CIA has given President Bush, the Agency has
"irrefutable evidence" that the Iraqi regime paid Zawahiri $300,000 in 1998,
around the time his Islamic Jihad was merging with al Qaeda. "It's a lock,"
says this source.

In interviews conducted over the past six weeks with uniformed officers on
the ground in Iraq, intelligence officials, and senior security strategists,
several things became clear. Contrary to the claims of its critics, the Bush
administration has consistently underplayed the connections between Saddam
Hussein and al Qaeda. Evidence of these links existed before the war. In
making its public case against the Iraq regime, the Bush administration used
only a fraction of the intelligence it had accumulated documenting such
collaboration. The intelligence has, in most cases, gotten stronger since
the end of the war. And through interrogations of high-ranking Iraqi
officials, documents from the regime, and further interrogation of al Qaeda
detainees, a clearer picture of the links between Osama bin Laden and Saddam
Hussein is emerging.

TOP U.S. OFFICIALS linked Iraq and al Qaeda in newspaper op-eds, on talk
shows, and in speeches. But the most detailed of their allegations came in
an October 7, 2002, letter from CIA director George Tenet to Senate
Intelligence chairman Bob Graham and in Secretary of State Colin Powell's
February 5, 2003, presentation to the United Nations Security Council.

The Tenet letter declassified CIA reporting on weapons of mass destruction
and Iraq's links to al Qaeda. Two sentences on WMD garnered most media
attention, but the intelligence chief's comments on al Qaeda deserved
notice. "We have solid reporting of senior level contacts between Iraq and
al Qa'ida going back a decade," Tenet wrote. "Credible information indicates
that Iraq and al Qa'ida have discussed safe haven and reciprocal
non-aggression. Since Operation Enduring Freedom [in Afghanistan], we have
solid evidence of the presence in Iraq of al Qa'ida members, including some
that have been in Baghdad. We have credible reporting that al Qa'ida leaders
sought contacts in Iraq who could help them acquire WMD capabilities. The
reporting also stated that Iraq has provided training to al Qa'ida members
in the areas of poisons and gases and making conventional bombs." In sum,
the letter said, "Iraq's increasing support to extremist Palestinians,
coupled with growing indications of a relationship with al Qa'ida, suggest
that Baghdad's links to terrorists will increase, even absent US military

Throughout the summer and
fall of 2002, al Qaeda operatives held in Guantanamo corroborated previously
sketchy reports of a series of meetings in Khartoum, Sudan, home to al Qaeda
during the mid-90s. U.S. officials learned more about the activities of Abu
Abdullah al-Iraqi, an al Qaeda WMD specialist sent by bin Laden to seek WMD
training, and possibly weapons, from the Iraqi regime. Intelligence
specialists also heard increasingly detailed reports about meetings in
Baghdad between al Qaeda leaders and Uday Hussein in April 1998, at a
birthday celebration for Saddam.

In December 2002, as the Bush administration prepared its public case for
war with Iraq, White House officials sifted through reams of these
intelligence reports on ties between Saddam Hussein's regime and al Qaeda.
Some of the reporting was solid, some circumstantial. The White House
identified those elements of the reports it wanted to use publicly and asked
the CIA to declassify them. The Agency agreed to declassify some 75 percent
of the requested intelligence.

According to administration sources, Colin Powell, in his presentation
before the U.N. Security Council, used only 10 or 15 percent of the newly
declassified material. He relied heavily on the intelligence in Tenet's
letter. Press reports about preparations for the Powell presentation have
suggested that Powell refused to use the abundance of CIA documents because
he found them thin and unpersuasive. This is only half right. Powell was
certainly the most skeptical senior administration official about Iraq-al
Qaeda ties. But several administration officials involved in preparing his
U.N. presentation say that his reluctance to focus on those links had more
to do with the forum for his speech--the Security Council--than with
concerns about the reliability of the information.

Powell's presentation sought to do two things: make a compelling case to the
world, and to the American public, about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein;
and more immediately, win approval for a second U.N. resolution explicitly
authorizing the use of force. The second of these objectives, these
officials say, required Powell to focus the presentation on Hussein's
repeated violations of Security Council resolutions. (Even in the brief
portion of Powell's talk focused on Iraq-al Qaeda links, he
internationalized the case, pointing out that the bin Laden network had
targeted "France, Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Russia.") Others in
the administration, including Vice President Dick Cheney, favored using more
of the declassified information about Hussein's support of international
terrorism and al Qaeda.


IF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION had been out to hype the threat from an al
Qaeda-Saddam link, it stands to reason that it would have used every shred
of incriminating evidence at its disposal. Instead, the administration was
restrained in its use of available intelligence. What the Bush
administration left out is in some ways as revealing as what it included.

* Iraqi defectors had been saying for years that Saddam's regime trained
"non-Iraqi Arab terrorists" at a camp in Salman Pak, south of Baghdad. U.N.
inspectors had confirmed the camp's existence, including the presence of a
Boeing 707. Defectors say the plane was used to train hijackers; the Iraqi
regime said it was used in counterterrorism training. Sabah Khodada, a
captain in the Iraqi Army, worked at Salman Pak. In October 2001, he told
PBS's "Frontline" about what went on there. "Training is majorly on
terrorism. They would be trained on assassinations, kidnapping, hijacking of
airplanes, hijacking of buses, public buses, hijacking of trains and all
other kinds of operations related to terrorism. . . . All this training is
directly toward attacking American targets, and American interests."

But the Bush administration said little about Salman Pak as it demonstrated
links between Iraq and al Qaeda. According to administration sources, some
detainees who provided credible evidence of other links between Iraq and al
Qaeda, including training in terrorism and WMD, insist they have no
knowledge of Salman Pak. Khodada, the Iraqi army captain, also professed
ignorance of whether the trainees were members of al Qaeda. "Nobody came and
told us, 'This is al Qaeda people,'" he explained, "but I know there were
some Saudis, there were some Afghanis. There were some other people from
other countries getting trained."

* On February 13, 2003, the government of the Philippines asked Hisham al
Hussein, the second secretary of the Iraqi embassy in Manila, to leave the
country. According to telephone records obtained by Philippine intelligence,
Hussein had been in frequent contact with two leaders of Abu Sayyaf, an al
Qaeda affiliate in South Asia, immediately before and immediately after they
detonated a bomb in Zamboanga City. That attack killed two Filipinos and an
American Special Forces soldier and injured several others. Hussein left the
Philippines for Iraq after he was "PNG'd"--declared persona non grata--by
the Philippine government and has not been heard from since.

According to a report in the Christian Science Monitor, an Abu Sayyaf leader
who planned the attack bragged on television a month after the bombing that
Iraq had contacted him about conducting joint operations. Philippine
intelligence officials were initially skeptical of his boasting, but after
finding the telephone records they believed him.

* No fewer than five high-ranking Czech officials have publicly confirmed
that Mohammed Atta, the lead September 11 hijacker, met with Ahmed Khalil
Ibrahim al-Ani, an Iraqi intelligence officer working at the Iraqi embassy,
in Prague five months before the hijacking. Media leaks here and in the
Czech Republic have called into question whether Atta was in Prague on the
key dates--between April 4 and April 11, 2001. And several high-ranking
administration officials are "agnostic" as to whether the meeting took
place. Still, the public position of the Czech government to this day is
that it did.

That assertion should be seen in the context of Atta's curious stop-off in
Prague the previous spring, as he traveled to the United States. Atta flew
to Prague from Germany on May 30, 2000, but did not have a valid visa and
was denied entry. He returned to Germany, obtained the proper paperwork, and
took a bus back to Prague. One day later, he left for the United States.


THE ADMINISTRATION'S CRITICS, including several of the Democratic
presidential candidates, have alluded to new "evidence" they say confirms
Iraq and al Qaeda had no relationship before the war. They have not shared
that evidence.

Even as the critics withhold the basis for their allegations, evidence on
the other side is piling up.

And there are reports of more direct links between the Iraqi regime and bin
Laden. Farouk Hijazi, former Iraqi ambassador to Turkey and Saddam's
longtime outreach agent to Islamic fundamentalists, has been captured. In
his initial interrogations, Hijazi admitted meeting with senior al Qaeda
leaders at Saddam's behest in 1994. According to administration officials
familiar with his questioning, he has subsequently admitted additional
contacts, including a meeting in late 1997.

ACCORDING TO U.S. officials, soldiers in Iraq have discovered additional
documentary evidence like the memo Potter found. This despite the fact that
there is no team on the ground assigned to track down these contacts--no
equivalent to the Iraq Survey Group looking for evidence of Saddam's weapons
of mass destruction. Interviews with detained senior Iraqi intelligence
officials are rounding out the picture.

The Bush administration has thus far chosen to keep the results of its
postwar findings to itself; much of the information presented here comes
from public sources.

Stephen F. Hayes is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard.

2.The Shofar and the Wall by Rabbi Moshe Segal
From: David ha'ivri <>

The Shofar and the Wall
Rabbi Moshe Segal

Editor's note: The Holy Temple in Jerusalem was twice destroyed -- by the Romans in the year 69 CE, and by the Babylonians on the same date in 423 BCE. One wall remains standing as a living symbol of the Jewish people's ownership over the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem -- the Kotel HaMaaravi or "Western Wall."

What follows is an excerpt (translated from the Hebrew) from the memoir of Rabbi Moshe Segal (1904-1985), a Lubavitcher Chassid who was active in the struggle to free the Holy Land from British rule.

In those years, the area in front of the Kotel did not look as it does today. Only a narrow alley separated the Kotel and the Arab houses on its other side. The British Government forbade us to place an Ark, tables or benches in the alley; even a small stool could not be brought to the Kotel. The British also instituted the following ordinances, designed to humble the Jews at the holiest place of their faith: it is forbidden to pray out loud, lest one upset the Arab residents; it is forbidden to read from the Torah (those praying at the Kotel had to go to one of the synagogues in the Jewish quarter to conduct the Torah reading); it is forbidden to sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The British Government placed policemen at the Kotel to enforce these rules.

On Yom Kippur of that year [1930] I was praying at the Kotel. During the brief intermission between the musaf and minchah prayers, I overheard people whispering to each other: "Where will we go to hear the shofar? It'll be impossible to blow here. There are as many policemen as people praying..." The Police Commander himself was there, to make sure that the Jews will not, G-d forbid, sound the single blast that closes the fast.

I listened to these whisperings, and thought to myself: Can we possibly forgo the sounding of the shofar that accompanies our proclamation of the sovereignty of G-d? Can we possibly forgo the sounding of the shofar, which symbolizes the redemption of Israel? True, the sounding of the shofar at the close of Yom Kippur is only a custom, but "A Jewish custom is Torah"! I approached Rabbi Yitzchak Horenstein, who served as the Rabbi of our "congregation," and said to him: "Give me a shofar."

"What for?"

"I'll blow."

"What are you talking about? Don't you see the police?"

"I'll blow."

The Rabbi abruptly turned away from me, but not before he cast a glance at the prayer stand at the left end of the alley. I understood: the shofar was in the stand. When the hour of the blowing approached, I walked over to the stand and leaned against it.

I opened the drawer and slipped the shofar into my shirt. I had the shofar, but what if they saw me before I had a chance to blow it? I was still unmarried at the time, and following the Ashkenazic custom, did not wear a tallit. I turned to person praying at my side, and asked him for his tallit. My request must have seemed strange to him, but the Jews are a kind people, especially at the holiest moments of the holiest day, and he handed me his tallit without a word.

I wrapped myself in the tallit. At that moment, I felt that I had created my own private domain. All around me, a foreign government prevails, ruling over the people of Israel even on their holiest day and at their holiest place, and we are not free to serve our G-d; but under this tallit is another domain. Here I am under no dominion save that of my Father in Heaven; here I shall do as He commands me, and no force on earth will stop me.

When the closing verses of the neillah prayer -- "Hear O Israel," "Blessed be the name" and "The L-rd is G-d" -- were proclaimed, I took the shofar and blew a long, resounding blast. Everything happened very quickly. Many hands grabbed me. I removed the tallit from over my head, and before me stood the Police Commander, who ordered my arrest.

I was taken to the kishla, the prison in the Old City, and an Arab policeman was appointed to watch over me. Many hours passed; I was given no food or water to break my fast. At midnight, the policeman received an order to release me, and he let me out without a word.

I then learned that when the chief rabbi of the Holy Land, Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook, heard of my arrest, he immediately contacted the secretary of High Commissioner of Palestine, and asked that I be released. When his request was refused, he stated that he would not break his fast until I was freed. The High Commissioner resisted for many hours, but finally, out of respect for the Rabbi, he had no choice but to set me free.

For the next eighteen years, until the Arab conquest of the Old City in 1948, the shofar was sounded at the Kotel every Yom Kippur. The British well understood the significance of this blast; they knew that it will ultimately demolish their reign over our land as the walls of Jericho crumbled before the shofar of Joshua, and they did everything in their power to prevent it. But every Yom Kippur, the shofar was sounded by men who know they would be arrested for their part in staking our claim on the holiest of our possessions.
From the Hebrew by Yanki Tauber

3. Young UK Archaeologists Discover New Sites
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Young Archaeologists' Club
Press Release

21st August 2003

A group of young people on an archaeological holiday in Cornwall with the Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC)(1) have discovered two previously unrecorded oblong, grave-shaped stone mounds (2) on Minions Moor, part of Bodmin Moor.(3)

Since this discovery in June, experts have examined the sites, which could date back to the Bronze Age. Local archaeologists had no idea these stone cairns were there and are planning to undertake further research in November, when summer vegetation has died down.

As Holiday Leader Tony Blackman explained, "The group literally stumbled over these finds and were quick to assess their context within the ancient prehistoric landscape of this area."

These are not the first Prehistoric monuments discovered by youngsters on a YAC holiday on Bodmin Moor.

The Young Archaeologists' Club, which is run by the Council for British Archaeology,(4) has a UK network of 70 branches and its members regularly make new archaeological discoveries.

"Many of our Branches work in close contact with local archaeologists and the results can be amazing," said Alison Bodley, Co-ordinator of the Club. "For example our North Downs Branch recently found a previously unknown Iron Age enclosure whilst field-walking near Maidstone. The area was to form part of a country park, and the plans for the design of the park were subsequently altered in order to preserve the site".

Branches of the Young Archaeologists' Club run a programme of varied activities including recording graveyards, excavating sites and preparing museum exhibitions.

The Director of the Council for British Archaeology, George Lambrick said, "Young people are sharp-eyed and open-minded - key attributes for making interesting new discoveries. YAC gives them a hands-on experience of what archaeology is all about - and they can make a real contribution to our knowledge of the past."

Cairns such as those found by YAC, survive in relatively large numbers in uplands such as Bodmin Moor. The newly discovered examples may be funerary monuments - covering either single or multiple burials - dating to the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC), or alternatively 'clearance cairns' created by prehistoric and later farmers removing stone debris off the land to bring it into cultivation. Either way, their discovery will help archaeologists gain further insights into the evolving economy, culture and organisation of Bronze Age society. Although Bodmin Moor has been extensively surveyed by archaeologists before, the cairns discovered by YAC had not previously been recognised. Many of the cairns, field systems, settlement remains, standing stones, stone circles, stone rows and other monuments in this part of Bodmin Moor are protected as nationally important 'Scheduled Monuments'.

4. Breast is Best
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A new scientific study shows that medieval women followed Doctor's orders

The first ever scientific study of breastfeeding habits in medieval England has discovered that otherwise malnourished peasants followed doctor's orders, employing a highly effective survival strategy for their new born children.

English Heritage has worked with researchers at Bradford and Oxford universities to apply groundbreaking forensic tests on ancient bones that date from between the 10th and 16th centuries.

The remains recovered from the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy in the Yorkshire Wolds, which is in the care of English Heritage, are those of ordinary peasants and include a large number of infant and child skeletons.

Previous studies of the bones have confirmed that medieval England was no romantic idyll. Rather it was a bleak struggle for survival, compounded by the devastating effects of the Black Death in the 14th century, from which the people of Wharram Percy struggled and eventually failed to recover. Remains exhibit the telltale signs of malnutrition and numerous other diseases such as rickets and leprosy.

But the latest research reveals that the new born at least were protected from the worst effects by a regime of extended breastfeeding, which carried on much longer than modern general practice - perhaps anything up to 18 months.

Lengthy breastfeeding was first recommended by the classical Roman writer Soranus, in the first century AD, which in turn influenced medieval physicians. This new data, however, is the first solid confirmation that this advice was indeed being followed, even in remote rural areas.

Dr Simon Mays, Human Skeletal Biologist at English Heritage's Centre for Archaeology, said; "Breastfeeding had two major benefits. It promoted, and still does promote infant health because milk contains important natural ingredients that strengthen the immune system. But in medieval times it also enabled children to avoid contaminated food and water. This was a major source of disease in villages like Wharram Percy.

By about six to nine months, youngsters began eating solid foods as well as breast milk because mothers were incapble of producing sufficent milk. Nevertheless, partial breastfeeding mitigated the effects of contaminated food and water until children were older than eighteen months.

"Stunted growth really started after this point," said Dr Mays, "with adults in Wharram Percy continuing to grow, in order to make up for the slow start until their late 20s, as opposed to the modern figure of about 18 years old. Growth rates of children at Wharram Percy does suggest conditions perhaps even worse than those of slum dwelling Victorian workhouse children."

The new evidence on breastfeeding comes from the analysis of two nitrogen isotopes in the skeletal remains of the infants. Breast milk contains specific amounts of these compared with other foods and with careful measurement it's possible to deduce the length and extent of weaning.

Dr Mays explained; "We analysed bone samples using a mass spectrometer which weighs individual atoms. Using this technique we've been able to unearth a wealth of historical information. Peasants faced a terrible daily struggle for existence. Yet extended breast feeding shielded children from the very high levels of infant mortality we might otherwise expect to see. Indeed, whilst being breast fed they grew as well as modern babies. But when it stopped the environment made its baleful impact, producing slow growth and widespread disease. But our findings confirm that medical advice on infant feeding was being followed, even at village level."

Belinda Phipps Chief Executive of the National Childbirth Trust commented; "The benefits of breastfeeding are as true now as they were then. Infant's, who are breastfed, are on average healthier than those that receive formula. The benefits of breastfeeding continue long beyond six months when solid food is added to a baby's diet. Woman in the medieval period however had the advantage of living in a culture that was particularly supportive of breastfeeding and where experienced breastfeeder's could offer help to the new mother. Very, different from now, where the culture does not support the breast feeding woman."

Wharram Percy is one of about 3,000 villages that were abandoned between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries, the foundations of more than 30 medieval peasant houses are visible at this site. The site was extensively excavated by the late John Hurst; a well respected pioneer of British Medieval archaeology, from 1950 to 1990 - the longest running dig in British archaeological history. Excavation revealed evidence of Stone Age occupation, and of a settlement dating back to the Bronze Age, with Roman farms and an Anglo-Saxon estate. The site is free and accessible at any reasonable time; it is located near York, 6 miles SE of Malton, on minor road from B1248 ½ mile S of Wharram Le Street (OS Map 100; ref SE 859645).

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Jerusalem News-236
1. Temple Mount versus Kotel
2. Jews sued for 'stealing' gold in Exodus
3. Bronze Age village unearthed in South
4. Arutz Sheva News Sunday,
5. Muslims try to prevent Jews from entering Temple Mount []
6. Execution of Scumbag
7. Hizballahs Kidnapping Rampage Goes Unopposed

1. Temple Mount versus Kotel
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-235

In a message dated 8/23/03 4:03:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:


The British Government forbade us to place an Ark, tables or
benches in the alley; even a small stool could not be brought to the Kotel.
The British also instituted the following ordinances, designed to humble
the Jews at the holiest place of their faith: it is forbidden to pray out
loud, lest one upset the Arab residents; it is forbidden to read from the
Torah (those praying at the Kotel had to go to one of the synagogues in the
Jewish quarter to conduct the Torah reading); it is forbidden to sound the
shofar on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The British Government placed
policemen at the Kotel to enforce these rules.

Now that the British "occupation" is history, what will be done to defeat the Jewish Hellenist occupation that forbids Christians or Jews from praying or reading the Bible upon the Temple Mount lest the militant Muslims riot or the Nazi Wakf (Muslim authorities on Temple Mount) threatens terrorist attacks against the United States and Israel? Who will resist the Jewish Hellenists who continue to permit Jerusalem's abomination of desolation - a Temple Mount without a temple - to remain the deplorable status quo? Who will order the Jewish policemen who enforce these wicked decrees to instead defend those who merely desire to be praying pilgrims and not just paying tourists?
David Ben-Ariel

Brit-Am Comment: See the report concerning the Temple Mount from Arutz-7 (item no.4 below). Perhaps things are changing?

2. Jews sued for 'stealing' gold in Exodus

Egyptians to seek compensation for 'tons' allegedly taken

Posted: August 22, 2003
5:00 p.m. Eastern

© 2003

As attorneys and politicians grapple over the validity of slave reparations, a group of Egyptians have trumped the debate with a claim against Jews that dates back thousands of years.

Dr. Nabil Hilmi, a dean at the University of Al-Zaqaziq, said Egyptian expatriates in Switzerland are mounting a massive lawsuit against "all Jews around the world" that seeks compensation for "tons" of gold they claim was stolen during the Jews' exodus out of the country.

Hilmi described the suit in an interview with the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi.

"Since the Jews make various demands of the Arabs and the world, and claim rights that they base on historical and religious sources, a group of Egyptians in Switzerland has opened the case of the so-called 'great exodus of the Jews from Pharaonic Egypt.' At that time, they stole from the Pharaonic Egyptians gold, jewelry, cooking utensils, silver ornaments, clothing, and more, leaving Egypt in the middle of the night with all this wealth, which today is priceless," Hilmi told the paper, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

Claiming the alleged theft was documented in Exodus, Chapter 35, verses 12 through 36 in the Torah, Hilmi described how a convoy of 600,000 Jews trailed by a long line of donkeys loaded with the stolen goods including 300,000 kg of gold crossed the desert in the heart of Sinai, in an attempt to confuse Pharaoh's army.

"The Egyptian Pharaoh was surprised one day to discover thousands of Egyptian women crying under the palace balcony, asking for help and complaining that the Jews stole their clothing and jewels, in the greatest collective fraud history has ever known," the MEMRI translation quotes Hilmi as saying. "The thieves stole everything imaginable."

Hilmi estimates the nominal value of the 300 tons of gold purportedly stolen 5,758 years ago would be astronomically large. He figures the value doubled every 20 years and conservatively tacks on 5 percent interest.

Hilmi said a legal team will file the lawsuit after the calculation of the compensation is completed.

Brit-Am Commentary: The Lost Ten Tribes were also in Egypt at the time of the Exodus and also, took part in "spoiling the Egyptians".
Maybe some descendants of "Joseph" will become less enthusiastic about having their ancestry recognized once they see themselves
liable to be faced with a lawsuit from Egyptian academics?
On the other hand the Israelites worked for nothing in Egyptian servitude and should be paid for that. Also the area of Egypt up to Alexandria
is actually Israelite territory. The Egyptians have been sitting on our land, drinking our water, fishing our fish, and depleting our resources
for a long time. We should present them with a bill.

3. Bronze Age village unearthed in South

Bronze Age village unearthed in South

The Associated Press Aug. 18, 2003

Archeologists have unearthed an 8,000-year-old Bronze Age settlement and the remains of a 1st century CE Jewish homestead, close to a town named for Biblical giant Goliath's birthplace.

The Israel Antiquities Authority said Monday that contractors working on a new trans-Israel highway asked the authority to carry out an exploratory dig at Ptora, in the archeologically rich region east of the town of Kiryat Gat, before earthmovers started ripping into the ground.

Founded in 1955, Kiryat Gat was named after the Philistine city of Gath, said to be the birthplace of Goliath and believed to lie nearby. Today, most archeologists believe Gath was sited some distance to the northeast, near the coastal town of Ashdod.

The authority said remnants found at the 1.75-acre Ptora site showed that its Bronze Age inhabitants engaged in agriculture, copper production and the making of ceramics and occupied the settlement continuously until about 3,000 BC.

"The excavations reveal to us the daily life of the residents over the course of more than 3,000 years," authority excavation director Yaakov Baumgarten said in a statement.

Also unearthed at the site were the remains of a 1st century CE farmhouse, apparently abandoned by its Jewish occupants during the bloody revolt against Roman occupation in the year 70 CE, the authority said.

The building had an open court yard used as a kitchen, two ritual baths as used by pious Jews and a variety of stoneware vessels, it added.

4. Arutz Sheva News Sunday,
Aug. 24, 2003 / Av 26, 5763

For the first time since shortly after the Six-Day War - according to Temple Mount Faithful members - large organized groups of religious Jews visited the Temple Mount this morning. Three groups totaling over 100 people, all of whom immersed in a mikveh (ritual bath) prior to the visit, entered the Temple Mount compound, and circled the compound from within accompanied by a professional guide.

One of the participants, a member of the Temple Mount Faithful, enthusiastically told Arutz-7's Yosef Zalmanson today, "This is most definitely a turning point in terms of our efforts on behalf of this holy site. We had a feeling of freedom. The police specifically did not tell us that we were not allowed to pray, and I would even say that they turned a blind eye when they saw some of us saying Psalms in groups of 2 and 3. Some of our group even bowed down on the ground..."

"Until now," he continued, "when religious Jews were allowed up, it was only in small groups of two or three or four, closely guarded by a policeman on one side and a Waqf official on the other. We were not even allowed to talk too much, and certainly not to recite Psalms. This time, we were free to walk around for over an hour, and our guide, Yoel Elitzur, even took us to places on the eastern half of the compound. We of course avoided all places that according to some rabbinic opinions are forbidden halakhically."

The Temple Mount loyalist gave a "pat on the back" to Public Security Minister Tzachi HaNegbi, "who was instrumental not only for the visit itself, but was also apparently responsible for the police's benign approach."

Yoel Elitzur, the first group's guide, later told Arutz-7,
"Until now, when we were allowed up [long ago], it was a humiliating process, with identity cards and phone checks, etc. - but this time it was much different. Early this morning, I went with my 11-year-old son to the Wall, after having gone to the mikveh and making sure to complete the morning prayers by 8 AM, when the Temple Mount gate opened. It was very exciting. We waited around for a short while until a group gathered, in accordance with a police request. The basic feeling was that even though there were limitations, we were basically free... The ruins that the Arabs made there with their recent construction work were not visible to us; they are basically underground. What they destroyed is already in the garbage dumps of Jerusalem."

Elitzur made a special call to Arutz-7's listeners:
"I would like to say that I see as one of the greatest moment in world history the announcement during the Six-Day War that 'the Temple Mount is in our hands.' There was great excitement, followed by a great disappointment with what could be called a national treachery there, and we were thrown out of the Temple Mount in a humiliating way - and it could be that we deserved it, because the number of visitors was so meager that simply was not honor to G-d... I take part every month in the march around the Temple Mount gates. I feel that this is an event that has much 'siyata dishmaya' [Divine Providence], in that it has grown from a few dozen to a few thousand participants in a matter of months. I ask myself, 'Are we allowed to let this 'siyata dishmaya' go to waste?' I am sure that the great strength of these thousands can be used - and I call upon them, as well as those who did not take part, to fulfill t he Ha lakhah [Jewish law], immerse in the mikveh as required, and come to the Temple Mount, and take advantage of this new situation. Let us change this degrading situation in which this most holy spot on earth has been Judenrein, and let's have Jews once again be regulars on the 'Mount of the House of our G-d.'"

U.S. President George Bush has ordered the freezing of the assets of six Hamas leaders and five organizations accused of proffering financial aid to Hamas. The decision was taken following the Jerusalem bus massacre on Tuesday that claimed 21 lives.

The New York Times reports that Europe has reacted tepidly to President Bush's call.

The Times writes that Bush's anti-Hamas position sets the stage for another U.S.-European rift, as during the Iraq war.

5. Muslims try to prevent Jews from entering Temple Mount []
Last Update: 25/08/2003 13:15
By Jonathan Lis, Haaretz Correspondent and Itim

A group of Muslim worshippers on Monday morning
tried to prevent Jewish visitors from entering the
Temple Mount compound.

The Muslims were standing at the
Mugrabi Gate in order to
prevent the entrance of the
Jewish visitors, and a
confrontation erupted between
the groups. After police
intervention, the Muslims left
the area and the Jews were
allowed to enter the site.

The Temple Mount was opened last week to
non-Muslim visitors, and it will be open daily
between 9 A.M. and 11 A.M.

6. Elimination of Scumbag
The Jerusalem Post -
Hamas military wing commander assassinated

Matthew Gutman and Arieh O'SullivanAug. 24, 2003

Israeli attack helicopters fired missiles into a car carrying four Hamas members sunday night in the Gaza Strip, killing all the occupants including the terrorist organization's operations commander, Ahmed Aishtawi.

According to both Israeli and Palestinian sources, one of the other men killed in the strike was identified as Walid Alhumas also a fairly senior Hamas operative.

Ahmed Aishwati headed the team producing and firing Kassam rockets at Israel, and also specialized in attacks against IDF Merkava tanks. On Sunday, a loger-range improved Kassam rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel. The rocket landed at the Zikim electricity station near the IDF's Zikim Boot Camp, on the outskirts of Ashkelon.

Ahmed Aishwati also served as the liaison between Hamas' leadership in Gaza and its operatives in the West Bank.

The Hamas military wing, Izzedine al Qassam, issued a statement promising revenge. "Our response will be painful and quick," it said in the statement, carried by Qatar-based Al-Jazeera and Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television channels.

The attack occurred near the Presidential Headquarters, which is near both the "Beach" refugee camp and a station housing Force 17, Arafat's personal bodyguard.

Palestinian Television reported that the attack was on a civilian car.

The apparent liquidation came after Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz concluded a security assessment with his top advisers and IDF brass with a decision to continue to take actions to halt terror, defense officials said.

"There is no mercy for those who murder children and babies," said Israel government spokesperson Danny Seaman. "There is no excuse or reason to justify the murder of innocents. The children and babies who were blown apart on a Jerusalem bus were defenseless, the State of Israel is not."

According to Israeli officials, the defense establishment determined that the Palestinians had failed to take any real action to dismantle the terrorist organizations. It said that all the crackdown in the Gaza Strip was done "for show" in order to release heavy international pressure on the Palestinian Authority to clampdown on terror groups.

"The PA has refused to budge and take serious action against the hardcore of terrorism rooted in the Gaza Strip," former UN Ambassador and advisor to the Prime Minister's Office Dore Gold told The Jerusalem Post.

"With total lack of movement by the Palestinians to confront terrorism, Israel is left with no choice but to act on its own to defend its civilian population," said Gold.

7. Hizballahs Kidnapping Rampage Goes Unopposed
DEBKAfile - We start where the media stop
DEBKA file Exclusive Report
August 6, 2003, 4:14 PM (GMT+02:00)

[] The Lebanese Shiite terror group has launched an extensive, particularly vicious, terror campaign against Israel in collusion with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. At present, an Israeli Arab terror gang in Galilee, controlled and funded by Hizballah, is believed by Israeli security officials talking to DEBKAfile to be responsible for the kidnap-murder of Israeli soldier Oleg Shaichat, whose body was found last week in northern Israel. The same squad also apparently abducted Tiberias teenager Dana Bennet six days ago and possibly also New York yeshiva student Eliezer Zussiya Klughoft, who was last seen on Mt. Meron on Saturday, August 2.

Three kidnappers from the same gang tried at gunpoint to force an Israeli Druze soldier into a car at the Yokneam junction on August 7. They fled when he cocked his rifle. Military and police investigators regret the soldiers failure to open fire on his assailants and interrupt their depredations. But the Druze soldier was constricted from opening fire by the new rules of engagement quietly put in place since a truce was declared on June 29.

DEBKAfiles military sources report Israeli authorities are convinced that these terrorists are not snatching hostages as bargaining chips but are out to kill. This they do shortly after grabbing a victim and bundling him or her into their vehicle. Several days before Shaichat was abducted, a frightened Bedouin soldier showed up late at his unit and reported he had escaped kidnappers at the Golani junction in northern Israel. His superiors who did not believe him at the time now see he was telling the truth.

Israeli security officials have realized retrospectively that the particularly virulent and violent speech Hizballah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah delivered on Sunday, July 27, several hours after Shaichats body was found, was a signal to go ahead with these abductions. In the address, he referred to Elhanan Tannenbaum, the retired Israeli army colonel kidnapped by his organization three years ago. Who says hes alive?Nasrallah asked and went on to declare with brandished fist: I will work day and night to capture more Israeli prisoners".

That broadcast address is now seen as an implicit order to terrorist gangs to press ahead with the campaign of abduction and murder. Nasrallah actually spoke in the Palestinian vernacular of Arabic, specifically addressing Israeli Arabs in the Galilee so as to reach the ears of the terrorist squad which has since been preying on Israeli teenagers in the north. Word slipped out to listeners in Galilee that they could pick up the broadcast and results were soon to follow.

So far, Israeli authorities have released no word on the investigation into Shaichats killers. The media are bound to silence by a court gag order.

On Sunday, August 3, two days after Bennet went missing in Tiberias, two volleys of Hizballah anti-air shells fired from southern Lebanon hit Moshav Even Menachem, a farming-resort village located between Shlomi and the Lebanese border. There was no Israeli air activity in the border region at the time. In a third volley, the Hizballah artillerymen lowered their barrels and fired on a direct line into the village, destroying a guest house and slightly wounding four holidaymakers. Another shell exploded in the courtyard of a kindergarten. Luckily, the children were not playing outside.
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 21:20:32 +0200

Jerusalem News-238
1. Mars
2. Arutz Sheva News Thursday,
3. Will the USA Betray Israel?
4. Plots Against Israel?
5. EU Neo-Nazis Still Plotting against Israel?

1. Mars
Mars is often associated with Edom and with warfare.
It is interesting that according to the post below Mars is drawing closer to the earth.
Astrology is often linked with paganism but does not necessarily have to be. At all events Israelites
are encouraged to turn to the Almighty and free themselves from external influences.

Jerusalem Post
Look up - a cosmic kiss between Earth and Mars

The Associated PressAug. 27, 2003

As Mars and Earth reach their closest encounter in 60,000 years this week, the Hubble Space Telescope will be shooting pictures that scientists predict will be "spectacular."

The first images showing surface details as small as 17 miles across, will be taken Tuesday night when Mars is 34.6 million miles from Earth. A full-color photograph of the planet made from those images will be released for the world to see early Wednesday.

"Of course, what people will care most about are the pretty pictures, and they will be spectacular," said Jim Bell of Cornell University, who is leading one of the teams collecting Mars data from the Hubble.

"The pictures we take this week are probably the ones that will be in astronomy textbooks for the next several decades."

A second set of images taken within in an hour of Mars' closest approach on Wednesday, will show the Red Planet 1,400 miles closer.

The photos are stored in an onboard computer before they are transmitted to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and eventually to the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, which will release the images.

This week's pictures will be the sharpest views of Mars ever taken from Earth, or in this case, Earth's orbit. There are spacecraft orbiting Mars that are much closer, but the Hubble has capabilities those craft don't have. The space telescope, for example, can capture ultraviolet wavelengths.

Free of the distorting effect of Earth's atmosphere, the Hubble is routinely used to track atmospheric changes and study Mars' geology. Ozone and water vapor in the Martian atmosphere, for example, are among the items that can be traced by examining ultraviolet light on Mars.

When the Earth and Mars were in a similar position in 2001, the two planets were about 43 million miles apart, said Keith Noll, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute.

While Mars is very well studied, the planet's new proximity 9 million miles closer, combined with other data collected since 2001, might help researchers learn something new, Noll said.

Peter Schultz, a Brown University geology professor who studies Mars but is not involved in the Hubble observations, said the space telescope's pictures, in addition to their scientific value, will help spur public interest.

"Is this few percent closer going to make a big difference? I'm not sure about that. We'll have to wait and see," Schultz said. "On the other hand, there is also the subliminal side, the purely humanist side ... the feeling that I was able to say, 'I saw Mars when it was the closest.' That does something to my soul.

"It's a good thing, you know. It's all part of human nature."

2. Arutz Sheva News Thursday,
Aug. 28, 2003 / Rosh Chodesh Elul 5763

A commentator in the official Egyptian government weekly, of all places, writes this week that the entire Moslem claim on Jerusalem and El-Aksa is based on a mistaken reading of one chapter of the Quran. Ahmed Mahmad Oufa wrote that the verse that mentions a night journey by Muhammed to a mosque has nothing to do with Jerusalem, as is generally claimed, but with a mosque near the holy Moslem city of Medina.

Prof. Moshe Sharon, Middle Eastern expert in the Hebrew University, expressed great surprise at the fact that such an article would be published in Arabic and in an Arabic-speaking country. Speaking with Arutz-7 today, he said,
"All in all, this is not a new claim. We must remember that Jerusalem is not mentioned at all in the Quran [though it is mentioned hundreds of time in the Bible - ed. note]. The verse in question is in Sura [chapter] 17, which states that Muhammad was brought at night from one mosque to a "more distant" - aktsa, in Arabic - mosque. The first Moslem commentators did not explain this as referring to Jerusalem at all, of course, but rather as a miraculous night journey or night vision or some such. In the beginning of the 8th century, however, they began associating this with Jerusalem, because they had a need to start giving sanctity to Jerusalem, and so they started connecting this verse with Jerusalem... Originally, however, the Moslems recognized the area of the Dome of the Rock as holy because of the Jewish Temple of King Solomon."

This last point may be borne out, Nissan Ratzlav-Katz notes, by the fact that the modern Arabic name for Jerusalem, Al-Quds, is adapted from the original Arabic name for the Temple Mount: Bayt al-Maqdis - or Beit HaMikdash [Hebrew for Holy Temple].

It should further be noted that the Al Aksa mosque was built on the Temple Mount 621 years after Mohammed's death.

Thousands of Jews once again took part last night in the monthly Jerusalem Gates March - "Sivuv She'arim" - inside and just outside of the Old City. Participant Yocheved Golani reports that the air was filled with "the ascending hopes of the proud Jews who celebrated the holiness and history of the precious location." Other sounds heard intermittently were drums, shofar-blasts, Psalms, music, singing, and public invitations to come and visit the Temple Mount in accordance with Jewish Law.

Among the sights, reports Golani, were "card-playing shopkeepers [and Arab] store vendors shutting their metal gates [trying] to appear nonchalant as the crowds passed them by," as well as "white, blue and black flags depicting the rebuilt Temple" and strategically-placed flags indicating the names of the various gates for the marchers' edification.

An international energy conference spearheaded by Israel and the United States, ambitiously titled, "Cooperation for Energy Independence of Democracies in the 21st Century," was held in Jerusalem this week. The three-day conference, held at the Renaissance Hotel, examined energy policies and solutions in the post-Iraq War era.

More than 150 participants, mainly from the US, were shown a first-ever demonstration in Israel of an Intelligent Energy commercial hydrogen fuel cell. Such a cell could produce pollution-free electricity in office buildings and industrial sites, and its excess supply could be used for public electric distribution grids.

Key subjects being examined were transportation, portable energy (battery-driven, wireless) and stationary energy (home, industry, fixed infrastructures). Speakers at the conference included Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Admiral Thomas Gross and former Senator Rod Grams of the US, and Israeli Ministers Yosef Paritzky and Dr. Uzi Landau. Participants in the conference included think tanks such as the RAND Corporation, technology leaders such as the Gas Technology Institute, and experts and leaders from other democratic nations.

Initiated by the Energy Independence Task Force of the American Jewish Congress and co-sponsored by the US and Israel governments, organizers say that the timing of the event is proving to be exceptionally relevant to current events. "Iraq and Afghanistan are two very different countries that share one distinct post-war characteristic," stated Conference Director David Haberman. "Both contain shattered infrastructures that invite totally new, improved approaches to energy production and utilization. In less than five years, each of these war-torn countries has the capacity to implement different kinds of sustainable energy developments that can serve as world models."

3. Will the USA Betray Israel?
Read this item and item in the light of nos. 4 & 5 below. This items indicate that the EU along with elements inside the USA
may be considering sending a force to Israel that may be used to the detriment of Israel.
Certain traditions say that in the Last Days there will be a union between Ishmael (Islam)
and Edom (Europe). Is this coming to pass?
Will the USA be a party to this and betray Israel? or will it stand by our side?
We believe that both the USA and Britain and kinred states will stand by the State of Israel in any ultimate showdown.
The evidence of Scripture also supports this but other possibilities also exist.
Isaiah describes a situation in which Manasseh (USA) conflicts with Ephraim (Britain and daughters) on the one hand and on the other hand both of them act against Judah i.e. the Jews and the present State of Israel.

<<MANASSEH EPHRAIM, AND EPHRAIM MANASSEH, AND TOGETHER THEY ARE AGAINST JUDAH>>: This is on one hand a parable using familiar names for how people act (or will act) on an individual level. On the other hand it says that Menasseh (USA?) and Ephraim (Britain & Co) or the Menasseh section of the USA versus the Ephraim section (?). In the American Civil War the Confederates were almost de facto allies of Britain against the North. Was this Menasseh versus Ephraim?
<<AND TOGETHER THEY ARE AGAINST JUDAH>>: Increased anti-semitism? Negative policies towards the State of Israel?
Also Hosea (Hosea 9:3-8) predicts that Ephraim will attempt to forge a bonding with Islam and come to grieve over that not having realized the fathomless hatred Islam has for Ephraim. We explained this in our book, Ephraim, chapter two.
Also France (a mixture of Reuben, Edom, and others) may well be party to a planned invasion of Israel. For more details see the article on this subject in the latest issue of our magazine "Brit-Am Truth".

Ultimately Ephraim and Judah will unite, Ishmael, Moab, Ammon, and Edom will be defeated.
Ephraim and Judah will co-operate in transporting the Palestinian "Philisitines" to somewhere over the sea to the west.

<<OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL>>: = The Lost Ten Tribes who will be found gathered together in specific areas.
<<THE DISPERSED OF JUDAH>>: i.e. the Jews who are scattered all over the world.


<<Concerning who did Isaiah pronounce this prophecy. He was speaking only concerning Judah and Joseph. S aid Rabbi Shmuel son of Nachman in the name of Rabbi Yonathan, ....Jealousy will continue to abide between these two until the Messiah comes, as it says, THE ENVY ALSO OF EPHRAIM SHALL DEPART, AND THE ADVERSARIES OF JUDAH SHALL BE CUT OFF: EPHRAIM SHALL NOT ENVY JUDAH, AND JUDAH SHALL NOT VEX EPHRAIM [Isaiah 11:13].>> (Tanchuma, VaYigash, 4).

<<Everywhere you find these two tribes (Judah and Joseph) hating each other and antagonistic to each other, etc. May we infer from this that even the future Anointed Captain of War who will arise from Joseph and the Annoited Messiah who will arise from Judah will (Heaven forbid) be jealous of each other? No. There will be no antagonism between them, as it says, THE ENVY ALSO OF EPHRAIM SHALL DEPART, AND THE ADVERSARIES OF JUDAH SHALL BE CUT OFF: EPHRAIM SHALL NOT ENVY JUDAH, AND JUDAH SHALL NOT VEX EPHRAIM [Isaiah 11:13].>> (Agadat Brayshit 63).
<<EPHRAIM:>> represents all the Ten Tribes.

In this case the Hebrew may also be understood as saying,

The Hebrew says: "VeAFU BeCeTeF PLiSHTIM YaMaH..", i.e. word for word:

"[veafu] And they will fly ((or cause to be flown)) [becetef] by wing [Plishtim] Phillistines [yama] towards the Sea ((or Towards the west)) ":

. i.e. The Palestinians shall be transported elsewhere by air flight "towards the sea", to somewhere in the west. Judah and Ephraim will co-operate in this enterprise.

4. Plots Against Israel?
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 11:24:01 -0400
Subject: [10,000 Human Shields?] U.S. MULLS INTERNATIONAL FORCE FOR PA


[IMRA: What exactly could a heavily armed combat force sent by countries
whose top priority is to keep on the good side of the Arabs do? Protect
terrorists from Israeli security forces.]

WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has been examining the prospect of
organizing an international force to stop the Israeli-Palestinian war.

Officials said both the Bush administration and Congress have quietly
discussed an effort to recruit at least one division of combat troops that
would patrol the West Bank and Gaza Strip and enforce a Palestinian
ceasefire with Israel. They said many in the administration and Congress
have concluded that a Palestinian state can not be established without an
international force that will impose a ceasefire in the region.

"We're not talking about another U.S. military deployment," an official
said. "Instead, we're discussing a NATO-type heavily-armed combat force that
would be based mostly on troop contributions from Europe. There has been
some discussions and positive feedback from some of our European friends."

Officials said congressional leaders, both Democrats and Republicans, have
supported the deployment of U.S. troops in the Palestinian areas as part of
an international force. They said NATO and the international community would
require at least a pool of 30,000 troops, aircraft and armored platforms to
form a credible deterrent against Palestinian insurgency groups that operate
in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. At any one time, about 10,000 troops would
patrol the West Bank and Gaza Strip in cooperation with Israel and the
Palestinian Authority.

5. EU Neo-Nazis Still Plotting against Israel?

Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 10:18:18 -0700
From: Eliezer <>


WINSTON MID EAST ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY December 22, 2002 Email: Please disseminate & re-post. Please see our web site at &

E.U. - RAPID DEPLOYMENT FORCE AIMED AT ISRAEL (NOTE THE DATE 12/22/02) by Emanuel A. Winston, a Middle East analyst & commentator

For some time I have detected and written about the stench of European collaboration with Jewish Leftists and various Arabists in the U.S. State Department. It was hard to put together because such groups are not anxious to announce their intentions nor show collaboration.

However, more is surfacing. For example: The E.U., (European Union) wishes to assemble a RDF (Rapid Deployment Force). Such a Force needs a raison detre(reason for being) or at least an excuse. One reason will be to deploy European and, possibly, Canadian forces in the Middle East to forcibly separateIsrael and the Arab Palestinians. (Read this article and plan carefully.) That translates into sending forces into Israel, against that nations will to ostensibly force into existence another Arab Palestinian State. This requires protectingthe unwarlikeArab Palestinians after they conduct Terrorist operations, from Israeli counter-Terrorism assaults. Seemingly unconnected, it is in fact a direct extension of the Bush "Road Map" plan which will start its implementation at the end of January 2003 - in one month?!?

Since the E.U. does not have any troops of its own, it wishes to borrow from existing NATOs standing military, including men, equipment, tanks, planes, ammunition, planning, computer technology, etc. Much of this armament has been supplied by America (at U.S. tax-payers expense). Any decisions by NATO to allow this transfer must have approval of the American Administration.

Since this may seem contrary to the Bush/Cheney/Rice/Rumsfeld mind-set, is it possible that such approval has been given by the U.S. State Department as the main operator of the Quartet, which includes the E.U., United Nations and Russia. Perhaps the State Department even orchestrated this concept.

Lets keep in mind that rarely do the Europeans take responsibility for solving their own problems but (almost) always rely upon America to intervene. However, when it comes to a small target like Israel and the Europeanseconomic alliances with the Arabs, the E.U./NATO may just take a shot at putting together an army with Israel targeted as its first practiceoperation.

(Note! Based upon reports in Military Journals over the last several years about E.U. planning to assemble an E.U. strike force, I wrote several articles forecasting that their first target was likely to be Israel.) Given the rise of anti-Semitism across Europe with virtual silence by their government leaders, it seems plain they approve and even need this hostility if they are to come down hard on Israel.

Putting together a force to attack a Jewish State under the cloak of a Peace-Keeping Force needs a certain amount of Leftist Jewish cover and collaboration. Enter Shimon Peres, Yossi Beilin - the Oslo crew - and now Amram Mitzna who is running for the Prime Ministry for the Labor Party. [This was written 12/22/02 during the last Israeli election for Prime Minister.]

Mitzna announced he would unilaterally withdraw from Gaza and much of the West Bank, allowing Arab Palestinians to take over. Like former Israeli PM Ehud Barak, he blusters that, if after this withdrawal(retreat), should the Arab Palestinians threaten Israels security we would take strong action. (Note! Neither after the failure of Oslo nor after Baraks retreat from Lebanon and subsequent Terror attacks by the Arab Palestinians was any strong action taken.)

On December 13th, NATO approved a strategic partnership with the E.U. In essence, NATO is accepting and collaborating in the use of its Forces to accommodate what will be a European Army to be used against the Jewish State of Israel. I expect there will be blustering denials but, in effect, NATO will be used under another name, forcing Israels submission to Arab demands. (The word: "Islam" means "submission".)

For some time a pro-Arab cabal has been assembling to push Israel into an untenable position, leading to the diminishment of her critical mass on her way to oblivion. Many nations and corporations who rely on access to Arab markets decided that, if the Arabs cannot be pacified, the irritant to their psyche had to go. The Jewish State, not having succumbed to 7 Arab wars of intended annihilation, plus continual unremitting Terrorism, at least since 1920, of course, is an irritant to the macho self-image of the Arab oil states and is scheduled for removal.

The players gathering to implement the plan are the E.U. (long known for its pro-Arab/anti-Israel position), the Arabist U.S. State Department, closely linked to U.S. and multi-national oil interests. Certain powerful members of the U.N., particularly the Russians, are similarly dependent on selling to the Arab markets, especially armaments. Last, but not least, collaborating Jewish Leftists are determined to de-Judaize the Jewish State - no matter what the price.

I have for several years commented on what I felt to be a European assembly of forces, if not to attack Israel, will most certainly attempt to force compliance with Arab and, therefore, European wishes. These most evil and anti-Semitic forces are now coalescing under the mind numbing slogans of peace - shortly to be re-named "The Road Map".

14:45 Aug-28-03 / 30 Av 5763


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Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 21:22:42 +0200

Jerusalem News-239:
Items 1,2,3,4: Reactions to Egypt
5. A New Plague?

Note: We received a number of reactions to the latest Egyptian tantrum. All the reactions were interesting.
Most of them are given below. One or two of them may have been overlooked not because they were not as good
but for our own limitations. Anyway, all the letters below are worth reading.

1. The Sons of Satan are at it Again, Huh?
Shalom Yair,
I must be starting to feel better you managed to get a rise out of me with the information of Egyptian professors and ex-patriates, etc. The whole thing is ridiculous but they will probably continue looking for a way to implement this concoction even to the point of fabrication of evidence but if they're going to use the book of Exodus to prove their point they out to read it first.

What law are they referring to? The law wasn't given until after the Exodus.
What Jews? The whole 12 tribes went in and came out.
Exodus 35: 12-36? There is no verse 36 in my Scofield Study Bible nor my Complete Jewish Bible, translation by David H. Stern and probably none of my other Bibles.
The gold was probably used to make the two calves which Moses pulverised and made the Israelites drink. What now?
How much time elapsed between the time they left Egypt and where they were in Chapter 35. Were they not able to accumulate things as they traveled? Where did the accacia wood and the dolphin skin come from---the Egyptians? (I'd like to know where the dolphin skin came from myself.) What did the Israelites do, drag accacia trees they got from their neighbors behind their camels and dokeys all around the wilderness until they were told to use it the build a tabernacle. How did they know God was going to tell them to build a tabernacle?
Chapter 35 is a repeat of what the Lord told Moses in Chapter 25 to tell the people about what they were to contribute in terms of gold, copper, weaving spinning and building, etc., toward building the tabernacle. Pharoah told them to take their Flocks and herds when they left so they had property of their own and animals that they could use the hair to spin with, etc. They also had herds and property when the went into Egypt as stated in Genesis 46:6.
God told Moses to tell the Israelites to ask their Egyptian neighbors to give them silver,gold and clothing, Exodus 3:21-22. Nothing was said about pans or other things.
You are probably right Yair this was payment for their years of slavery. This was an eye opener for me because I never thought of that.
You know trying to deal with the rational of twisted, perverted minds is extremely vexing, debilitating and frustrating. You can reach of point of saying the heck with it and them but I see this screwed up religion as an example of, "I will send them strong delusion. They shall CHOOSE to believe a lie," and "Wresting the scriptures to their own destruction."

It is common occurrance for people to take scripture out of context to prove a point either for good or evil purposes but how long are these people going to get away with calling God a liar? They indicate reverence for Moses (praise be?) and Aaron but call him a liar too. Not verbally but in spirit and intent.
Many, many people cannot get it through their heads the scriptures were not devised by man but inspired by God through his Holy Spirit.

If this article is not a fabrication it looks to me like a bunch of expatriates need money either for themselves or some other evil purpose and are grasping at straws for a way to get it to the point of extortion. The unmitigated gall is astounding. Their contempt for the intelligence of others outside their religion is amazing and what world court do they think will believe all these lies. From the way things are going on that side of the world I wouldn't be surprised if they found one and believe me there are plenty in this country who don't know any better and will believe their lies and there are plenty with Biblical knowledge who will not. This is what worries me. These people are a joke but their evil plans may not be. This story has not broken in the media in this area yet that I know of. Will be interesting to see how it's twisted around if and when it does.


2. From: thomas malloy
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-237

This story is quite entertaining, thank you for posting it.

"The Egyptian Pharaoh was surprised one day to discover thousands of Egyptian women crying under the palace balcony, asking for help and complaining that the Jews stole their clothing and jewels, in the greatest collective fraud history has ever known.

He was surprised? After the seven plagues? I think that he was too busy morning his first born son. He seems to have regretted his decision however since he went after the Israelis.

I just read the account of this event in my Chumash. HaShem told the Israelis to request the gold and silver, and he inclined the hearts of the Egyptians to give it to them. To call this theft is to totally ignore the Biblical account.

"The theft was not limited to gold alone. The thieves stole everything imaginable. They emptied the Egyptian homes of cooking utensils. One of the women

I suppose that they were made of gold and silver.


Hilmi: "They left in a convoy of 600,000, that is, about 120,000 families. There were a few wagons in the convoy, and a long line of donkeys loaded with the stolen goods&

As I recall, the census counted only males over the age of 20. There were in excess of 2,000,000 people.

Question: "But the Jews can cast doubt on this story with their usual methods. What is the religious evidence you said is in the Torah?"

Hilmi:"Naturally, the Jews cast doubt on this story because that is in their interest. But the answer would be that the story is based on what is written in the Torah. It can be found in Exodus, [Chapter] 35, verses 12 through 36&"

He got the first chapter right.


Question: "So what arguments can be made in support of getting back our stolen gold?"

Hilmi: "There are two types of claims, one religious and the other legal. From a

Only someone totally ignorant of the Torah account could believe this. Torah makes it clear that the Egyptians urged the Israelites to leave following the death of the first born.

Question: "What do you think is the value of the gold, silver, and clothing that was stolen, and how do you calculate their value today?"

Hilmi: "If we assume that the weight of what was stolen was one ton, [its worth] doubled every 20 years, even if the annual interest is only 5%. In one ton of gold is

Now this religious Moslem wants to collect interest too?

"The value must be calculated precisely in accordance with the information collected, and afterward a lawsuit must be filed against all the Jews of the world, and against the Jews of Israel in particular, so they will repay the Egyptians the debt that appears in the Torah."

Question: "Is a compromise solution possible?"

Hilmi: "There may be a compromise solution. The debt can be rescheduled over 1,000 years, with the addition of the cumulative interest during that period."

[1] Al-Ahram Al-Arabi (Egypt) August 9, 2003.

3. From: Stephen Ray Hale
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-237

LOL, concerning Egypt suing.

Dear Yair, about the Jews figuring out compensation for their
generations of slavery, and put that on the tab of all the gold the Jews
were supposed to have relieved the Egyptians from?

Stephen from Midland, Texas

4. Shalom Yair,

I have just read the article about Egyptian suing the Jews with interest.
According to the passage in the Passover chapter Exodus 12:34 the Egyptian
"borrowed" these precious metals. I wonder if they are giving them away in
spite of 10 plagues.

There is another problem with the lawsuits that is are those people suing
the descendants of the ancient Egyptians? I am aware that over 90% of today
inhabitants of Egypt are Arab not the original inhabitant. The original
inhabitants today are called the Copts or Coptics and their religion is
Coptic Orthodox Church.

Another thing is did they pay for the labour cost in building several
landmark e.g. pyramid. I don't think so. So what the Egyptians are saying
are not honest at all. Remember the old Aussie adage "A fair day pay for a
fair day work"!!


Andrew Correll

3. > Yair,
1. It seems that our moslem cousins are now dealing in interest.
2. What about returning Goshen they gave to us.
3. The talk about the ten commandment. This was given only after we
left Egypt.

Talk to you later,


5, A New Plague?
People seem to have been dying recently all over the world. They are leaving billions of dollars
in unclaimed bank accounts. None of them have any next of kin. All you have to do is say
you are a distant relative and ten or more per cent of the money will be yours. The intermediary will take the rest.
At least that is what I have been told in e-mails marked CONFIDENTIAL, PRIVATE, IMPORTANT etc. With headings like those
they must be true. The e-mails are reaching me from places like Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Korea, and London.
Is this the way Brit-Am is destined to set its house in order? I think not.

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Jerusalem News-240
1. US world lead in worker output increases
2. Palestinian Poll 60.2% Support Attacks Now,
3."Iran Weighs Options Against Britain"
4. 2,000-year-old carvings dated back to ... 1995
5. "Depriving Children of Belief May Be a Form of Child Abuse"

1. US world lead in worker output increases
By Lydia Adetunji
Financial Times: August 31 2003 23:55 | Last Updated: August 31 2003 23:55

The productivity gap between the US and the rest of the world widened last year, according to a study out on Monday.

The survey of global labour market trends from the Geneva-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) found that the US surpassed Europe and Japan in terms of annual output per worker for the first substantial period since the second world war.

That was partly because Americans worked longer hours than Europeans, clocking up an average of 1,825 hours last year, compared with 1,300-1,800 hours in leading European economies.

Output per worker in the US grew 2.8 per cent in 2002 compared with the previous year, something the report ascribed partly to use of information technology. That was more than double the 1.2 per cent rate across the European Union, and well above Japan's 1.1 per cent.

The ILO said the slowdown in economic growth that began three years ago - and was made worse by the September 11 terrorist attacks - was reflected in a decrease in the number of hours worked per person in most countries.

In the US, hours worked declined from 1,834 in 2000 to 1,825 last year. Larger drops took place over the same period in France, where hours were down from 1,587 to 1,545, and in Germany, down from 1,463 to 1,444.

Japan, where people worked 2,121 hours a year back in 1980, now had workers who put in about the same amount of time as those in the US.

Except for Germany and Japan, most industrialised economies increased their output and employment between 1999 and 2002.

While unemployment in the EU as a whole was higher than in the US, one key indicator, the employment-to-population ratio, rose from 56.1 to 56.7 per cent between 1999 and 2002. The same measure fell from 64.3 to 62.7 per cent in the US during the same period.

The report suggested that the US labour market had reacted differently to those in Europe during the latest economic downturn, possibly because of varying labour market flexibility and attitudes to policy intervention.

Across the world, growth in productivity per person rose from 1.5 per cent in the first half of the 1990s to 1.9 per cent in the second half, with most of the improvement in the US, some EU countries, and parts of Asia such as China, India, Pakistan and Thailand.
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2. Palestinian Poll 60.2% Support Attacks Now,

Aaron Lerner Date: 3 September 2003

A poll of 1,102 Palestinians carried out for Yasser Arafat's Gaza based
"Office of Palestinian Information" finds the 60.2% support attacks today
and 88.8% oppose the detention of members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad by the
Palestinian Authority.

Besides the above results that do not correspond with the commonly held
working assumptions of the Bush and Sharon Administrations that the
Palestinian public actually opposes terror and would support Palestinian
compliance, the poll found that 56% believe attacks serve Palestinian
national interests and 79.7% oppose the PA's decision to freeze contacts
with Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
(mail POB 982 Kfar Sava)
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3."Iran Weighs Options Against Britain"
Laurent Lozano, Agence France Presse -

TEHRAN, 5 September 2003 - Iran must be careful in pressing its dispute with
Britain over the arrest of a former Iranian diplomat against a backdrop of
international calls led by Washington and London that it open up its nuclear
facilities to snap inspections.

Tension between Tehran and London has been on the rise since Aug. 21, when
British police arrested Iran's former ambassador to Argentina on an
extradition warrant issued by an Argentine judge who accused the ex-diplomat
of involvement in planning and executing a 1994 bomb attack on a Jewish
center in Buenos Aires which killed 85 people.

The Iranians have made it clear to the British that they would not accept
that Hadi Soleimanpur be extradited to Argentina, with whom they have
already cut diplomatic and cultural ties, and that they might go as far as
to expel the British ambassador in Tehran if Soleimanpour is not let go.

But a segment of the Iranian population has become a lot more hostile
towards Britain with this being fueled by official talk of a "Zionist
conspiracy" agaisnt Iran and calls by conservatives for the British
Ambassador to Iran Richard Dalton to be expelled. The Islamist daily
Jumhuri-Eslami called yesterday for the shut down of the British Embassy in

Britain has been in the forefront of an international chorus urging Iran to
sign an additional protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which
would allow unannounced checks of its nuclear facilities to insure that they
were not being used for military purposes.

Iran said Wednesday that it had not made up its mind whether to sign the
additional protocol.

4. 2,000-year-old carvings dated back to ... 1995

Wednesday September 3, 2003
The Guardian

Blundering archaeologists were red-faced yesterday after "ancient carvings" found on a giant rock turned out to have been made just eight years ago.

The engravings of two intertwined serpents, a dragon and runic symbols on a two-tonne lump of flat-faced granite were spotted in July by holidaymakers on a beach.

Local historians were immediately alerted to the find on one of the rocks imported from Norway in the 1980s to make sea defences at Gorleston near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Excited archaeologists from Norfolk county council decided that they could date back 2,000 years.

Last week a crane was used to remove the rock for safekeeping and it was transported by truck to council storage.

But the mystery was solved after the Great Yarmouth Mercury local newspaper reported the "potentially very important discovery". Jobless construction worker Barry Luxton, 50, saw the report and a photograph of the rock and recognised it as one that he had engraved.

He contacted the council to reveal how he had spent three days engraving the designs with a hammer and chisel while he was living in Gorleston.

He had hoped that the stone might be moved a mile down the beach to Hopton for a druid celebration. But he never got round to organising the removal and within months his artwork was covered up by the shifting sands and shingle. His engraving only reappeared when it was exposed by high tides and stormy weather.

County archaeologist Bryan Ayers said: "We have to investigate these things in case they turn out to be genuine - but it seemed too good to be true even at the time."

5. "Depriving Children of Belief May Be a Form of Child Abuse"
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Depriving Children of Belief May Be a Form of Child Abuse

By Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Toward Tradition.

Would anyone doubt that deliberately depriving children of education and condemning them to ignorance and poverty is a form of child abuse? Yet that is exactly the fate of many children attending our nation s public schools. It is the fate of many, but not of all.

The glare from the international news through the summer obscured a good story of how the Good Book is enhancing the lives of children with otherwise gloomy prospects. It turns out that one hour a week of Christian religious instruction is transforming the lives of public school students in one of the most blighted urban neighborhoods in the country.

Back in 1914, a public school superintendent in Gary, Indiana created the Released Time Religious Education program which was approved by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1952. It provided for religious instruction during the school day to public school students off campus with parental permission. The secular non-profit, The National Council on Crime and Delinquency, just completed an independent evaluation of the Oakland Released Time Program that had been operating for about two years.

Oakland schools have long ranked among the least effective and the most dangerous in the country. Just to give you an idea, during each of the past few years, Oakland schools typically reported about 500 assaults, over 50 of which involved guns or knives. In addition they report about 50 rapes or attempted rapes along with hundreds of cases of extortion and robbery. We re talking schools here not penitentiaries and jails. Needless to say, not much in the way of mathematics, history, or even basic fluency is being learned.

Even in this atmosphere, children enrolled in the Time Release program, 77 percent of whom are racial minorities, dramatically outperformed their classmates in almost every academic category. They also improved their own academic rankings compared to before their enrollment in the Bible program.

Furthermore these students also demonstrated significant character development and diminished criminal and delinquent behavior compared to their classmates. None of this is new. Academically credible studies proving positive correlation between religious instruction and preventing crime and delinquency go back to the 1970s.

Every impartial observer must surely now rethink American education s attempt to teach facts without beliefs. Even trying to teach the facts of America s history without teaching the beliefs that fueled her founding has failed. High school students are quick to fault America while most cannot identify the century in which our Civil War took place. Children attending religiously-based private schools as well as home schoolers who typically educate on a foundation of belief, routinely outperform their public school friends who are rigorously denied any form of belief.

Teaching facts without an underpinning of beliefs simply does not work. But aren t beliefs strictly for primitives who lack the intelligence to base their lives only upon facts and reason?

Not so. We all base many of our most important decisions on beliefs rather than facts. We believe that the person we are marrying will be a wonderful life partner; but we do not know it as a fact. We believe that our investments are wise decisions but we do not know this to be a fact. We bring children into the world believing we will be able to give them good lives although we hardly know this as a fact. As life tools, facts are overrated because they don t govern our behavior as much as our beliefs do. Believing in marriage, for instance, contributes far more to marital stability than fact-finding, premarital sex can possibly do. Nazi Germany, for centuries a home of artistic, cultural and scientific enlightenment, clearly demonstrated that mere knowledge of facts is not proof against barbaric behavior.

Not that belief is any guarantee of goodness. But the evidence shows that it does improve people s conduct, whereas there is zero correlation between secular education and virtue. For myself, I know that my belief has not made me a saint. However I know with equal certainty that it has made me just a little bit better than I would have been without it.

Desirable character traits like courage, persistence, loyalty, honesty and optimism spring from the human soul, the repository of our beliefs, not from any facts we may have stored in our brains. Soldiers who would follow a certain commanding officer to the very gates of hell would follow that leader because of the beliefs he radiates not because of the technical information and the facts in his brain. Notorious corporate criminals of recent days lacked no facts but they were hideously short on beliefs.

As a car enthusiast, I think of it in these terms: Just as a car needs gasoline, we human beings need food, water, and oxygen. However that is not all a car needs. Without oil to lubricate its innards the car runs only briefly before it will seize up in permanent paralysis. Oil to a car parallels belief to humans. One can only deprive human beings of belief for a short period before their culture begins to show the dreadful consequences.

Religious faith is one vital example of belief, but our capabilities are sharpened whenever our souls sculpt even general convictions about durable principles that are not nailed to scientific coordinates. There is no way for a child to know that his or her teacher is worth learning from, but unless the child believes in the teacher, what possible point is there in making that child spend time in that class? Don t get me wrong; we need science and we need facts. However, first we need belief in general and, I believe, religious belief in particular.

How strange that it should be controversial to proclaim that Biblical belief does not hurt America and oppress its citizens, as popular culture has insisted for decades. Au contraire, Biblical belief helps our society, particularly the neediest within it. I think that King David was correct when he wrote the end of Psalm 111, The foundation to all wisdom is belief in God and good understanding will come to all who practice this. The only mystery is why all schools in America are not practicing this just as they used to back when American education was the envy of the whole world.

There is now ample evidence that Biblical training can help cure the disease of ignorance and end the abuse it inflicts on innocent children. For genuinely rational people, this evidence would surely warrant wider adoption of the program. Why do some Americans fear the cure more than they fear the disease?

Radio talk show host, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, is president of Toward Tradition, a Seattle-based, national organization that builds bridges linking America s Jewish and Christian communities, and advocates ancient solutions to modern problems.