"Jerusalem News"-61
4. Little Children sold to die


By Michael Widlanski (The Media Line) June 27, 2002
When Palestinian terrorists who blow themselves up in order to murder as
many Israelis as possible, are they acting out of despair or out of hope?
A new Palestinian movie video, which aired today (June 27) on Yasser Arafat'
s Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation gives an inside view into Palestinian
thinking that may supply the answers.
A dark-haired and good-looking 35-year-old Arab man is seen walking with an
attractive woman of about the same age.
It is clear that she is his wife or his girl-friend and that he loves her,
but the movie has no dialogue or written on-screen text, only background
music and some very clear and heavy suggestions.
The movie clip, which preceded and introduced the 3PM afternoon news, is
about Palestinian "martyrdom"-its causes and its rewards.
The man and his wife see Israeli army (IDF) soldiers, and frowns darken
their features, and the music is very morose.
The young man clearly starts thinking about how to strike out at the Israeli
Almost immediately, the music changes to a more optimistic tone as, out of a
kind of mist, stunningly beautiful young women-between 18 and 22 years of
age-begin to beckon to him.
The gorgeous women, who are younger than his wife, are all clad in billowy
white robes. They are all smiling fetchingly as they call to him, making
motions with their hands as if to say "come-here" and "join us."
We next see the man after he is captured by the IDF following an apparent
attack on them.
But, as the music takes on another sinister twist, the Israelis deliberately
release the Palestinian man.
Their plan is clear: they are going to kill the handsome Arab man "while
trying to escape."
He appears as a target in the cross-hairs of an Israeli automatic rifle.
His wife cries, her face screwed up in agony, but the end is not sad.
The camera moves quickly from the bereaved widow to the new Palestinian
martyr who is smiling in paradise.
One of the gorgeous women in white greets him and pulls him into the mist
where she and seven or eight beautiful women begin to surround him and
gently caress him.
The video ends on a happy note without a word having been said, but the
message is clear: here is the Islamic tradition of a martyr being welcomed
into paradise where he will be ministered by 72 beautiful virgins.
But is this movie clip a message of hope or despair?
Israeli intelligence and psychological experts-inside the IDF as well as
Israeli universities-- have been forming their conclusions, without the
benefit of this latest video, but the movie clip seems to reinforce their
general conclusion.
The suicide bombers act out of a combination of despair and hope. Israeli
experts and outside observers have seen the despair which is clear, the
product of war, economic deprivation and daily frictions and furstrations.
In addition, several of the human bombers who have attacked Israeli troops
and Israeli civilians (as well as some who were captured before they could
attack) fit a clear psychological pattern:
Wafa Idris, who blew herself up on Jaffa Road several months ago, was a
woman divorced and thrown out by her husband after she had a miscarriage and
was told by doctors she could never give birth.
Other women bombers have had similar desperate personal problems, while many
of the male suicide bombers were men who were infected with hepatitis,
cancer and AIDS.
Their actions obviously had a strong background of personal desperation and
despair, but those who gave them bombs and strapped the explosives to their
bodies gave them something else: hope, hope for a better life in the world
to come.
The new Palestinian television video-aired in the afternoon for maximum
viewing by Palestinian children-underscores the message of hope.
It is a hope for a better world, but not in this world, not in this
© 2002 Michael Widlanski
Michael Widlanski is senior analyst at The Media Line and lecturer at The
Rothberg School of the Hebrew University. Fuller versions of his articles
are available at www.themedialine.org



* Mohammed is estimated by scholars to have had somewhere
between 15-25 wives. All agree that he had 9 wives at the time of his death
(5 more than the Quran permits for other Muslims)!

It was standard practice, and made legal by Muhammad, to take as a “wife” in addition to captives, the wives of men killed in battle (or

executed). On one occasion when Muhammad launched an attack on a Jewish tribe he personally witnessed their beheading and then

took some of their widows to bed. Semitic scholar and historian A.B. Davidson (a professor at New College, Edinburgh) recorded one such


“On one day he caused 800 Jews to be beheaded in cold blood, himself standing by and watching the butchery; and in the evening, to

efface the unpleasant impression from his mind, and give a more happy turn to his ideas, he took home the wife of one of the murdered

chiefs, and added her to his harem.”

Sexual License in Islam – The Temporary Contractual Marriage

According to all Muslim scholars (especially in Sahih Muslim) the temporary, contractual marriage was made lawful by Muhammad simply

to satisfy the sexual passions of his soldiers. The “marriage” only had to last 3 days, after which the woman could be deserted and left

without any rights. Only the fact that it is temporary a “marriage” separates it from outright fornication and adultery (forbidden in Islam), but

there is practically no difference. It was practiced during the beginning of the Islamic era (during the caliphates of Abu Bakr and Ibn Abu

‘Umar) and is continued in practice today by over 100 million Shi’ite Muslims worldwide.

Concerning this practice the following Islamic authority states:

“While in the army, Allah’s Apostle came to us and said, ‘You have been allowed to have Muta (“pleasure”), so do it.’ If a man and a

woman agree to marry temporarily, their marriage should last for three nights …”

Source: Sahih al-Bukbari, part 7, p. 37.


A.D. 610: Mohammed claims to be God's prophet and founds the religion of
Islam based on his claim to receive a new revelation of Scripture which he called
the Quran.

622: Mohammed fled persecution by fellow Arabs in Mecca and went to
Medina. His flight is known as the Hijira ("migration"). He won over the
people of Medina, raised an army and returned to Mecca in 630, killing 600
of the 900 men of his Qurash (Arab) tribe.

630: Muslim conquest of Mecca and the Arabian Peninsula. This conquest
(called jihad) later spread to the Middle East, North Africa, Iran and

632: Mohammed died in Medina of a fever at age 63. His tomb is there to
this day.

638: Muslim conquest of Jerusalem (6 years after Mohammed's death)

691: Dome of the Rock built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Al Aksa
Mosque also built at that time.

A lengthy passage from the Hadith, volume 1, book 1, chapter 1, shows that Muhammad himself believed he was under demonic

influence, but it notes that Muhammad’s wife is the one who deemed his experience as “divine,” said Ergun.

For more see:

Arutz Sheva News Service
Thursday, June 27, 2002 / Fast of 17 Tammuz, 5762
Today, the 17th day of the month of Tammuz, marks the beginning of a three-week mourning period for the destruction of the Holy

Temples. On this day 1,934 years ago, the conquering Romans breached the walls of Jerusalem, leading to the burning of the Second

Temple on the ninth day of Av, three weeks later. (The first Holy Temple was also destroyed on the ninth of Av, some 500 years earlier.)

Jews around the world are fasting and self-introspecting in commemoration of the Jerusalem wall-breach, the breaking of the Tablets of the

Law at Sinai 3,314 years ago, and other tragedies that occurred on this date.
Rabbi Dov Begun, head of the Machon Meir Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, writes this week that our enemies' goal today is the

same as it was then: "The division of Jerusalem in order to destroy it and weaken us. This will not come to pass; on the contrary,

Jerusalem is the heart of our nation, which we must preserve and protect with total dedication and self-sacrifice."

MK Eliezer Cohen (National Union) told Arutz-7 today about a meeting he and his fellow party MKs held today with President Moshe

"We requested his help in calling for an investigative inquiry into the Oslo Accords. We recall that ex-President Yitzchak Navon once

initiated a similar inquiry [regarding the Sabra and Shatila massacre of Moslem Arabs by Christian Arabs in southern Lebanon], and this is

why we came to President Katzav for a similar request regarding the Oslo Accords... We see that the consequences of the accords are

not only that the PA is not our partner in peace, but is organizing terrorism against us - as we see that Arafat just very recently authorized

a $20,000 payment to the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades [a group that claimed responsibility for the most recent suicide attack in Jerusalem]...
" Our feeling is that if an inquiry [the Ohr Commission] has been established into the deaths of 13 Israeli-Arabs at the beginning of this

war, and similarly for the Baruch Goldstein murders, and for Sabra and Shatila - so why shouldn't we make an inquiry into something that

led to the deaths of 1,000 people and a few thousand injured?…
"President Katzav's official response to us was that unity is the most important at this point. He also advised us to enter the government

and try to work from within, but we rejected this advice, because we resigned from this government for a reason..."

This week marked the founding of a new movement for hareidi aliyah (religious immigration to Israel), "Right of Return," at a special

gathering in Telz Stone, outside Jerusalem. Leaders and the Knesset Members of Agudat Yisrael were in attendance, and warm letters of

encouragement from Rabbis Elyashiv, Shteinman, and Orbach, as well as the Belzer and Gerrer Rebbes, were read aloud.
IDF Gen. Uzi Dayan addressed the audience and warned of demographic disaster and the loss of the Jewish majority between the

Mediterranean and the Jordan in the coming 20 years. To help counter this, the movement's stated goal is to "realize the prophetic vision

of 'The children will return to their borders' [v'shavu banim l'gvulam] via the founding of frameworks and infrastructures for housing,

employment, and absorption in the Holy Land." The founders called upon the hareidi public abroad to buy homes in Israel even if they do

not plan to live here, and to send their children to study in Israel for two years in the hope that they will want to remain. More information

can be had by writing to <rightofreturn@hotmail.co.il>.

The Belgian Government will pay $44 million to Jewish citizens who lost their property there during the Nazi conquest. The Belgian

Finance Minister signed an agreement today paving the way for the payments. Ten million dollars will be paid out by Belgian insurance

companies, and another $1 million by the country's Central Bank...

4. Little Children sold to die
Abu Mazen: At least 40 children in Rafah crippled by pipe bombs they were
paid to throw
IDF Website [Hebrew] 26 June 2002 [translated by IMRA]
"I oppose that little children go to die. It is a horrible thing. At least
40 children in Rafah became cripples after their hands were blown off by
pipe bombs. They received 5 Shekels [IMRA: slightly over $1] to throw them.
Who is ready for such a thing to happen to their son or his family? In the
end there was a large uproar over the 13 year olds who were sent to the
settlements. Why is this done?"
Abu Mazen, Arafat's deputy, in an interview in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Zaman,
as quoted in the 20 June 2002 edition of , the Jordanian newspaper A Rai.


George Washington: It is impossible to rightly govern
the world without the Bible.

Thomas Jefferson: The Bible makes the best people in the world.

Abraham Lincoln: But for this book we could not know right from wrong.
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.

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"Jerusalem News"-62

1. IDF destroys Arafat military headquarters in Hebron
2. Arutz Sheva
3. TIME Magazine article on the relationship between Jews and Evangelical Xtians

News from Hebron
The Hebron Press Office Pictures: http://www.hebron.org.il/news.htm Saturday June 29, 2002

1. IDF destroys Arafat military headquarters in Hebron
Last night at about 11:15, the Israel Defense Forces blew up the Palestinian Authority military headquarters on the outskirts of Hebron. A

second blast occurred at about 4:00 in the morning.
The massive explosion could be heard for miles. A huge smoke cloud covered the sky.
According to security forces at least 10 to 15 Arab terrorists remained in the building, refusing to surrender to Israeli troops. Israeli forces

refrained from entering the structure for fear that is was booby-trapped. As of this writing none of the terrorist's bodies have been

discovered. It is thought that either they are buried under the ruins or perhaps escaped via underground tunnels.
Israel radio reported that the curfew in Hebron will be lifted following completion of a search of the ruins.
The military headquarters was originally built by the British during their mandate in Israel. Following the War of Independence the site was

taken by the Jordanians until the 1967 Six-day war, when Israel reclaimed Hebron. It served as the Israeli military headquarters in Hebron

until January of 1997, when it was abandoned to Arafat. The site served as the first neighborhood in the renewed Jewish community in

Hebron following the Six-day war, with Israeli civilians, led by Rabbi Moshe Levinger, living in the headquarters from May, 1968 until

September 1971.
See pictures : http://www.hebron.org.il/news.htm

From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Friday, June 28, 2002 / Tammuz 18, 5762
"When I heard that my son was dead, I cried out for joy." So reports Ynet today, quoting the mother of a Hamas terrorist who murdered

three Israeli soldiers two weeks ago on a mission from which he knew he would not return. The mother, Naima al-Abed, said, "I imbued my

son with a love of Jihad [holy war] and death for Allah," and recounted how her son Mahmoud consulted with her on whether or not to take

this action:
"When he finally told me that he was going to do it, I blessed him and encouraged him, because I saw how much he wanted to… I didn't

tell my husband, because he is emotional and he would have attempted to dissuade him… When he left on the mission, I was worried that

it might not succeed and I couldn't cook… I prayed with all my heart that he would succeed in his suicide mission.
"One morning, he told me that he was going that day… That afternoon, I heard a knock on the door, and I saw it was Mahmoud. I started

yelling at him and said, 'Did you change your mind? Did you get scared?' He told me that the mission was to be an ambush, and that the

soldiers didn't pass by that day… [Two days later,] he got a call from the lookout. He showered, prayed, and left…" Her other son later

told her that there had been an attack on soldiers, and that one of the attackers had been killed. "I remained tense until they came from

Hamas and told me that he had been killed. I then let out shrieks of joy that woke up the whole neighborhood…"

The Jerusalem Magistrates Court ordered the release of right-wing activist Itamar Ben-Gvir this morning, rejecting police calls to hold him

without bail. Ben-Gvir was arrested yesterday for demonstrating against Attorney-General Elyakim Rubinstein, decrying his decision to

oppose the deportation of the families of suicide bombers. Ben-Gvir is forbidden to come within 200 meters of Rubenstein's home.


Yair - thought this was a good article from TIME Magazine

Strange Bedfellows:
Evangelical Christians have many reasons for supporting Israel and its settlements in the West Bank
Is It Good for the Jews?
What do End Time prophecies mean for Israel and Judaism?
Sunday, June 23, 2002; 2:31 a.m. EST
Evangelical leaders have declared that support for Israel has moved to the very top of their agenda. Christian
groups are spending millions on everything from armored school buses for Israeli children to halogen lights for
the army's emergency-rescue service. There are e-mail chains, prayer ministries and grassroots efforts to get
the word out that the U.S. must stand united with its ally in the war on terror.

So why are Jews so divided about this embrace?

On the one hand are those who argue that when there is a Methodist in the White House with Evangelical
sympathies, it is smart politics to make friends with his friendsג€”even if you disagree with them on every
subject other than Israel. "Evangelicals have a unique role to play with this Administration and in the Republican
Party that Jews can't," says Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who runs an interfaith alliance. "Jews today see Israel's
survival at stake, so they are more willing to put aside domestic concerns." In this view, Evangelical support
reflects many factors: shared security interests, a desire to atone for past persecution of Jews, and deep,
shared roots in the Book of Genesis. "Our primary motivation comes from the biblical verses that say he who
blesses Israel will be blessed," says Doron Schneider of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem.
"We see ourselves as part of the fulfillment of the prophecy, but we are not causing it to happen."

"I'd be awfully cautious about this alliance if I were on the Israeli side." - HARVEY COX, professor of divinity at Harvard

And that is where the argument begins, the moment the word prophecy is mentioned. Evangelical leaders
emphatically deny that End Times theology plays any role in their support of Israel. So the debate among Jews
is whether to believe them, and whether it matters. "You're playing with fire there," says Harvey Cox, professor
of divinity at Harvard. "I'd be awfully cautious about this alliance if I were on the Israeli side." The reason is that
once you move into End Times theology, the interests of the two groups split apart. According to prophecy, the
Jews must be in control of Israel for Jesus to return. But in the last battle, two-thirds of the Jews perish, and the
rest either accept Jesus as the true Messiah or they must be damned, literally. "In my view, any theology that
continues to deny the validity of Judaism and to fantasize about looking forward to the conversion or destruction
of the Jews is one that should arouse a great deal of caution among Jews," argues Gershom Gorenberg, a
leading Jewish expert.

Yet when a people feels isolated and under attack, it will take all the friends it can get, retorts Abraham
Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. "I don't think it's our business to get at the heart and
soul and metaphysics of people as to why they come to support Israel. Some do it for a national-interest point
of view, some because of moral issues, some because of theological issues. We don't set standards or
conditions for support." That may be a luxury for a more peaceful age.

ג€” Reported by Matthew Kalman/ Jerusalem and Amanda Bower/ New York

"Jerusalem News"-63
1. Sunday News
2. Monday News
3. US Soldiers do not like Israel?
4. The war on Israeli academia by Harris Freier
5. One in three Europeans 'is anti Semitic' by Robert Mendick

1. Sunday News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Sunday, June 30, 2002 / Tammuz 20, 5762

IDF officials have confirmed reports that motorized hang gliders were found amidst the rubble of the PA's Hevron headquarters. IDF combat

engineers destroyed the PA structure shortly before midnight on Friday, using at least two tons of explosives, and the army resumed

searching the rubble this morning. The British originally built the large three-story building in 1936, and Israel used it for its regional military

command between 1967 and 1997.
It is assumed that the 15 terrorists who had holed up in the building, and whose surrender Israel had demanded, escaped via underground

tunnels. Some 150 other terrorists in the building had surrendered in the previous days. Israel Television reported that the past few days of

anti-terrorism activity in Hevron had netted the army the confiscation of some 5,000 guns.

Police in Lod, southeast of Tel Aviv, are still at a loss to explain how Arab terrorists were able to place a bomb on train tracks in the city's

Ganei Aviv neighborhood. The bomb exploded early this morning, lightly injuring three people and damaging one train car. The train was

carrying about 500 passengers when the bomb went off, apparently by remote control. Police arrested several Arabs found to be in the

area illegally. Security personnel who comb the tracks each morning did not spot the bomb today before it went off.
Intelligence warnings of a possible terrorist attack in Jerusalem continue to be acute, and police were out in force in the capital today,

establishing new checkpoints at the city's entrances and carrying out other preventive measures. Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef cancelled his

popular weekly Torah lecture in the Bucharim neighborhood of the capital last night, in accordance with police advice. A Jewish home in

the Armon HaNetziv neighborhood was targeted in a Friday night firebomb attack; there were no injuries.
Construction of the security fence around parts of Jerusalem began today, in the area of the Tunnels Highway between Gush Etzion and

southern Jerusalem. Women in Green demonstrated today outside the Prime Minister's Office against what it calls the country's planned

"Auschwitz borders." The phrase was coined by Abba Eban, who served as Israel's Ambassador to the UN during the Six-Day War. The

organization's co-founder Nadia Matar says that the new border fence will provide a misleading sense of security while placing the

residents of Yesha communities outside of mainland Israel.

Intelligence sources in the U.S. and Europe say that Hizbullah is now cooperating with Al-Qaeda. The Washington Post reports today that

the two organizations jointly train young terrorists for future attacks, launder money, smuggle arms, and forge documents. The paper notes

that though the cooperation is on an ad-hoc basis, and is not of a formal nature, it is of great concern to senior American officials. They

feel that it will enable the limping Al-Qaeda to improve its offensive capabilities against American targets.
In a related item, Jordan has detained a suspected Islamic terrorist cell that planned to attack U.S. targets and Israeli interests in the

Hashemite kingdom and in Judea/Samaria. Middle East News Line reports that some of those arrested were seminary students in Saudi

Arabia, and all are Jordanian nationals.

2. Monday News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Monday, July 1, 2002 / Tammuz 21, 5762

An Israeli naval commando force killed one of the most murderous terrorists in the entire Palestinian Authority last night: Muhalad Taher,

involved in attacks claiming the lives of 121 Israelis. He was killed in a shoot-out in Shechem. The force surrounded the area of the house

in which he was hiding, and in the ensuing exchange of fire, he and his aide were killed; a third terrorist was seriously wounded and

evacuated to Tel HaShomer Hospital. The forces demolished the building in which Taher hid.
An expert in explosives preparation, Taher was involved in dozens of attacks, including the recent Gilo bus bombing (19 killed), the Pesach

Seder Massacre (29), the Dolphinarium attack (15), and more. His demise is the latest in a series of recent successful strikes at Hamas

leaders in the Shomron, following the elimination of Jamal Mansour, Jamal Damouni, several other top terrorist leaders, and several of their

successors in top Hamas positions.
IDF forces detained the adult male residents of the Al-Amari slum near Ramallah yesterday, and made other important arrests west of

Hevron, near Tul Karem, and elsewhere. Prime Minister Sharon, together with Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and IDF Chief of

Staff Lt.-Gen. Sha'ul Mofaz, decided that curfews would soon be imposed on the PA-controlled cities only at night, in order to make life

easier for the residents.

Police sappers safely detonated this morning a bomb found outside Givat Ze'ev, north of Jerusalem. The three-pipebomb contraption was

hidden inside a briefcase, and police assume that it was intended for an attack in the capital. The explosive was originally detected on

Saturday, and the police set up a stakeout in the hope of catching the terrorist coming to pick it up - but no one showed up.
A small battle developed this morning near the Israeli-Egyptian border at Rafiach. One soldier was wounded lightly. Israeli tanks entered

Rafiach during the night, and destroyed a building; one armed Arab was injured in an exchange of fire. The Israeli operations there are

designed to find arms-smuggling tunnels.

3. US Soldiers do not like Israel?
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 11:47:14 -0400 (EDT)
Voice of Judea News and Commentary

A recent independent survey of the United States Armed Forces on
various topics published in the July NY edition of STUFF magazine has
shown that only 3% of their people consider Israel a "reliable ally of the
United States". 8% considered Saudi Arabia such.
Voice of Judea commentary:
Israeli and American Jews have a horribly distorted view of how the
average American looks at Israel.

4. The war on Israeli academia

By Harris Freier

Cavalier Daily (U. Virginia)

(U-WIRE) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- European professors are petitioning for a boycott of Israeli cultural and research institutions,

because of Israel's military actions in the West Bank. This call by some European academicians is outrageous and violates the

understanding that cultural change is supposed to promote.

According to an April 15 Chronicle of Higher Education article, a petition signed by more than 300 European intellectuals calls on

European institutions to sever ties with Israeli institutions. The majority of the signatories are from Great Britain, but scholars from 18 other

European countries are on the list, as well as nine from Israel.

Steve Rose, a biology professor at Open University in Britain and a co-sponsor of the petition, told The Chronicle, "It's not an attack on

individual academics, but it's an attack on institutional links with the Israeli state universities." He goes on to say that the petitioners seek

an end to "the state terror of the Israeli government."

Demonstrations against Israel have occurred throughout Europe in the last few weeks. Jewish synagogues and cemeteries have been

attacked and vandalized, according to The Washington Post ("Anti-Semitic attacks increase in Europe," April 6). Europe, which has a very

dubious history with regard to Jews, once again has raised questions as to whether anti-Semitism is on the rise in the continent.

Moshe Fogel, the press spokesman for the Israeli Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, told The Chronicle, "The scientific and cultural

dialogue is, when it comes down to it, meant to advance the international scientific community. Experience proves that everyone profits

when science and politics are not mixed."

Hillel Shuval, a professor of Environmental Science at Israel's Hebrew University, said in the same Chronicle article that some of the

projects that the Europeans are threatening to boycott "played a very important role in maintaining open lines of communication, collegial

relations and friendships between Israelis and Palestinians during these difficult times." The European intellectuals inadvertently could be

hurting Palestinians as well as the peace process with their ignorant behavior.

5. One in three Europeans 'is anti Semitic'
By Robert Mendick
30 June 2002

A new form of anti-Semitism has taken hold in Europe, fuelled by anti-Israeli sentiment, according to a survey which shows almost one in

three Europeans now harbours some anti-Jewish feelings.

Attitudes towards Jews vary across the five countries surveyed with Belgians, Germans and the French "most likely to hold a prejudiced

view of Jews". Denmark and the UK are said to be the least prejudiced. But attitudes in the UK show a worryingly high level of anti-Semitic


The findings of 2,500 people polled – 500 in each country – show 30 per cent harboured traditional anti-Jewish views. The survey was

commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League, a US-based organisation set up just before the First World War to combat anti-Semitism in

the US.

Those polled were each read out four statements containing stereotypical anti-Semitic sentiments. The numbers who thought the

statements "probably true" varied from country to country but were still very high.

One in five Britons believes Jews have too much power in the business world. More than 10 per cent of those surveyed in the UK believed

Jews are "more willing to use shady practices to get what they want".

One in 10 believes "Jews don't care what happens to anyone but their own kind" while one in three considers "Jews are more loyal to

Israel than to this country".

Fiona Macaulay of the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: "These findings are shocking. If one was to substitute the word Jew for

black there would be outrage."
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6. Back in Business & Ain't it Grand by "Gamla"
Back in Business & Ain't it Grand
May 5, 2002

*Germany cancels contracts by canceling shipments of tank part to Israel: Back in Business.

* France cancels contracts with Israel: Back in Business.

* England cancels contracts with Israel: Back in Business.

* Norway, epicenter of Oslo bars Israel firms from doing business: BOYCOTT: Back in Business.

* The Europeans are all Back in the xenophobic hate-the-Jews Business & Ain't It Grand?

Jean Marie Le Pen of France, long known as a dedicated anti-Semite vies to crush Israel. with Jacques Chirac, himself a pro-Arab/anti-

Israel leader of France. All the European countries are back to where they were when Hitler called them to his side. He released them to

do what they were carefully taught to do - Hate the people who brought to this planet a G-d they did not want - or at least not from the


Is this to be a replay of Czechoslovakia in 1938, when France and Britain colluded to appease Hitler and handed Czechoslovakia over to

Hitler free of charge? This time the gift of appeasement is to be the Jewish State of Israel. The names may change but the dirty deal

always remains a dirty deal.

Egypt has joined Saudi Arabia as a non-friend to the United States as the Bush family continues this "pretend" friendship. Egypt's

President Hosni Mubarak has launched a Public Relations offensive with the theme that America's War on Terror has nothing to do with

Israel's War against Palestinian Terrorists. In "Arab-Speak" that means that Palestinian terrorists are not terrorists. Presumably that

definition would also apply to any other Arab nation identified as "terrorist state". Egypt, like Saudi Arabia is running a scam on America -

or, at least, those of us who are not in on the scam.

Egypt has suggested that the Arab nations raise $100 Billion for a "confrontation budget" to wage war against Israel and then Egypt would

lead this war against Israel as a concerted effort from all Arabs. (As quoted from Egypt's Prime Minister Atef Obeid on April 4th in Al


The United Nations continues their offensive offensive against Israel:

* NO investigation by the U.N. of any Palestinian atrocities against Israel.

* Votes of condemnation against Israel for every counter attack against terror.

* Kofi Annan sets up an Investigation committee against Isarel that consisted members well-known for their bias against the Jewish

State. Chair of the committee, Martti Ahtisaari, president of Finland is the immediate past president of the European Union, a body

consistently hostile to Israel. Ahtisaari praised Syria's dictator Hafez Assad and Yassir Arafat thanked Ahtisaari for Finland's support of

the Palestinian Arab cause. Cornelia Sommaruga, former head of the International Red Cross compared Israel's Shield of David to the Nazi

swastika. The third member, Sadako Ogata, UN High Commissioner for Refugees sought self-restraint on the part of Israel.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon showed his well-known military courage and, as befits any sovereign nation, refused to let them in for a smear

campaign. Because Sharon held fast, Annan has just cancelled his biased U.N. Inquisition.

As a relevant aside, the U.S. State Department prodded our own American weapons' manufacturers to hit Israel from another direction.

Every large weapons' sale by Israel to other nations has been undercut and Israel has been ordered to stay out of the competition. Israel's

competitors have been subsidized by the government.

Isarel has also been ordered to stay out of the competition of staying alive against a concerted terror conspiracy against her. Israel's

limited role is to occasionally nip at the terrorists but not to attack in force and do serious damage. That "request" comes straight from

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Washington, D.C. and the President who passes the message on to Sharon.

The boys in Washington are also Back in Business, accommodating the Saudis, Egyptians and those other Arab nations who we asked

to support America's fight against Iraq and who refused.

The boys in Washington are virtually saying to Israel's Prime Minister: "So, Mr. Arik Sharon, don't pull any of that General stuff and kill

Palestinian Terrorists. It is your job to ignore terrorist atrocities because the Bush family says so."

Only America, according to the Bush family doctrine, is free to kill Terrorists in Afghanistan, chasing after the ephemeral Osama Bin

Laden. Yassir Arafat has a bigger body count in kills than Osama but, the West is treating him with kid gloves. Why? Perhaps because

we never nailed Arafat for killing our American Ambassador to Sudan in 1973? Or because we were gullible for every terror trick Arafat

pulled on us? Who wants to look so foolish for exercising such poor judgement? Perhaps Arafat has been on the U.S. payroll for many

years and the paymaster wishes to remain as always - unexposed.

The American people are Israel's true friends but, they do not have much say in Washington. However, the U.S. Congress frequently votes

solidly in support of the Jewish State of Israel. The "Shadow Government" of oil maggots do pretty much what they want to do out of sight

of the American people. Israel is considered expendable and must be sacrificed for the cash flow it brings to the Bush-Baker dynasties

and all those attached to the Arab oil narcotic.

We in the Free West were not successful in bribing Adolph Hitler by the betrayal of Czechoslovakia and it is doubtful we will be successful

in appeasing the Arab nations with the betrayal of Israel.

I think that America and Europe will pay a very heavy price for the venality and perfidy of their leaders. These leaders have shown the world

of radical and militant Islamic fundamentalism that they can be beaten, even as they sacrifice friends and allies to Mammon (the god of

wealth). Islam has been encouraged knowing now that the West has lost its staying power - except for their insatiable hunger for money

and power.

"Jerusalem News"-64

3. [The New York Times] Hedging the Truth
by Andrea Levin
4. CNN “change of heart”?, BBC hang-up problem?
5. Danes Improve

From: imra@netvision.net.il
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Cuba has been deemed a leading supplier of
biological weapons components and technology to so-called rogue states in
the Middle East.
The United States has determined that Cuba is cooperating with such
countries as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya in both biological and chemical
weapons. U.S. officials said Libya and Syria, with chemical weapons
facilities, are especially interested in advancing their nascent biological
weapons programs.
Assistant Secretary of State Carl Ford said Cuba both exports and
imports weapons of mass destruction technology from Middle East rogue
states. He said the United States has evidence of Cuban exports of dual-use
biological weapons technology to Iran, Iraq, Syria and Libya.
"So that while I'm concerned about what Cuba and its biotechnological
capability may be providing other countries like Iran," Ford told a Senate
Foreign Relations subcommittee last week, "I'm also concerned about their
associations with countries that also have a chemical or biological warfare
capability and there can be an exchange of ideas, exchange of capabilities
and, again, is part of the process of showing an interest and watching very
carefully what they're up to in Iran and Iraq, Syria, Libya, wherever else
they may be talking to people."
NOTE: The above is not the full item.

From: imra@netvision.net.il
LONDON [MENL] -- Egypt and Iraq have signed a multi-billion dollar oil
deal that Western diplomats assert has violated United Nations sanctions on
the regime of President Saddam Hussein.
The deal signed last year and which has been implemented over the last
few months calls for Iraqi export of an estimated 300 million barrels of oil
to Egypt during 2002. The oil has been delivered through both Jordan and
Industry sources and Western diplomats said Baghdad and Cairo have
agreed to split the revenues from the sale of the Iraqi oil. One industry
source said the agreement calls for Iraq to receive at least $11 per barrel
with Egypt receiving another $7.
Under the terms of the accord, Jordan or Syria would receive another
$4 per barrel for allowing deliveries through their territory.

On CAMERA: [The New York Times] Hedging the Truth
by Andrea Levin
July 1, 2002
Public indignation at the New York Times' coverage of the Arab-Israeli
conflict has erupted in reader boycotts and loss of advertising for the
newspaper. Much of that ire is focused on the paper's undeniable
amplifying of Palestinian grievances and minimizing of Israeli

4. CNN “change of heart”?, BBC hang-up problem?
The "change" in CNN is all well and good. I just wonder how long it will
I'm now a 100 percent FOX News guy and don't plan on going back. To me, the
fact that CNN's "change of heart" is due purely to ratings instead of
commitment to the truth is proof enough for me that they actually haven't
changed at all. In fact, their changing to capture or keep market share
instead of to more accurately report the news actually proves that "truth in
the media" is not their prime concern. I may start believing it when I see
them fire ALL their current Middle East reporters and replace them with
CNN (ClintonNewsNewwork, or CommunistNewsNetwork, or whatever....)
Just my 2 cents, and that's about all it's worth. :-)

HonestReporting Communique
30 June 2002


* * *

Dear HonestReporting Member,

On the heels of CNN's massive public relations problems regarding its
Mideast reporting, the Jerusalem Post has published an in-depth report
entitled, "WHEN CNN IS THE STORY." Miriam Shaviv examines CNN's uneasy
history of reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the real
reasons it has now decided to make editorial changes.

As the Jerusalem Post reports:

HonestReporting.com readers sent up to 6,000 e-mails a day to CNN
executives, effectively paralyzing their internal e-mail system. The
consultant, who was present at several meetings with watchdog groups
initiated by CNN, says the top CNN executives had, until then, failed to
appreciate the strength of public feeling on the issue.

"At the beginning," says the consultant, "the executives didn't believe
there was a problem, mostly out of ignorance of what was going on [in the

===== "WHEN CNN IS THE STORY" =====

Jerusalem Post
June 27, 2002

Although CNN routinely reports on terror attacks in
Israel, pro-Israeli groups have complained over a long period that it
downplays the stories of victims, often neglecting to identify them by
name and age, and devoting to them less airtime than to suffering

Watchdog groups have long charged that CNN is actually biased against
Israel. They have logged countless examples of reporters who allow
Palestinian representatives to get away with abject lies..

But this week, there were other gestures towards the pro-Israeli community
from CNN. Eason Jordan, the network's chief news executive and
newsgathering president, flew in to the region and requested a meeting
with Communications Minister Reuven Rivlin. During his visit, he defended
CNN's reporting record to virtually every major media outlet in the
country, and announced that CNN would no longer give airtime to the
families of Palestinian bombers "unless there is a compelling reason to do

The immediate spur for the gestures was the decision by the YES satellite
company to offer FOX News as an alternative to CNN, and a threat by the
cable companies to follow suit. The Israeli media treated the gestures as
proof that the Israeli lobby really does have power to hurt even such
large and powerful networks. The headline in Yediot Aharonot, gloated
about "CNN's amelioration trip"; Ma'ariv, boasted of a "special apology."

Clearly, the pro-Israeli lobby's muscle flexing has worked some wonders.
But media commentators place the victory in the context of a larger battle
CNN is waging, for viewers from the conservative side of the political
spectrum in the US.

"CNN has well-documented biases, including being pro-Liberal," says
Elizabeth Swasey, director of Communications at the Media Resource Center
in Alexandria, Virginia. "There is much more competition in the market
now, so they are being forced to change."

In recent months, that competition has increased enormously. CNN's biggest
rival is Rupert Murdoch's FOX News, created just five years ago, which has
managed to capture much of the conservative heartland. Two months ago,
according to Swasey, for the first time, FOX managed to beat CNN in
ratings in terms of sheer numbers -- although it is still available in
fewer homes in the US.

According to Swasey, CNN is under tremendous pressure to regain its number
one status among cable networks. It realizes that many of the viewers on
the mainstream center and Right in the US feel strongly about Israel and
believe CNN is too pro-Palestinian.

"They are not used to losing in ratings," she says. "There is a note of
desperation in a lot of what they are doing right now. They will try

* * *

Even critics of CNN agree that any anti-Israeli bias was never company
policy, but there is still a long history of antagonism between Israel
activists and individual CNN correspondents.

The increased attention, of course, took place precisely at the time when
the ratings war with the more conservative FOX News Network was heating
up. The battle between FOX and CNN, says Swasey, has become "all the rage
in the US. It has been the subject of numerous reports in the papers, a
truly hot news topic." According to Swasey, CNN has long been regarded as
a liberal bastion.

"You see it in the ideological labeling they do -- they are more likely to
label people from the Right as 'Conservatives,' while not labeling
liberals. You see it in their story selections. CNN has long been known as
the Clinton News Network, and more recently, as the Castro News Network,
because of the way they covered [former US president Jimmy] Carter's visit
to the Communist island."

Already last August, CNN chief Walter Isaacson went to meet with House and
Senate GOP leaders on Capitol Hill, in order to improve the network's
image with conservatives.

"I was trying to reach out to a lot of Republicans who feel that CNN has
not been as open covering Republicans, and I wanted to hear their
concerns," he said at the time.

The final straw was the threat, by Israel's satellite and cable companies,
to either offer FOX as an alternative to CNN, or to remove CNN altogether
from the air.

"In the television business, the most important thing of all, the grail
you live and die by, is 'carriage,'" says media observer Wolf. "If you
lose carriage in a key market like Israel is in that area of the world,
the nature of your business begins to fundamentally change. They can't
afford to set that precedent, because next they'll lose 3 million here, 12
million there."

This was particularly important, of course, because the Israeli companies
had threatened to replace CNN with its chief rival.

"In media, numbers count a lot, even if they are small," says Bushinsky.
"With ratings, even a couple of percentage points mean a lot."

* * *

To what extent do CNN's efforts to rebalance its reporting reflect a
genuine concern with journalistic standards?

Most media critics say the proof will be in the network's long-term
behavior, but are otherwise split on the issue.

* * *

After local satellite and cable TV companies threatened to remove CNN from
their subscriber package last week, Shinui party chairman Yosef Lapid had
some choice words for the British press: "Newspapers like The Independent
and The Guardian are working in the service of the Hamas," he said.

But many Israelis consider one newsmedia outlet worse than even those:

"The reporting is sometimes Soviet-like in its propaganda," says a
consultant to one media watchdog group. "I suspect they may even take
encouragement from the complaints of the pro-Israel community."

In one example on May 10, 2001, the BBC showed an Israeli attack on a Gaza
military base, with "lots of noise, dust, and ambulances," he says. "The
next picture showed an ambulance pulling up to a hospital, with a badly
wounded man coming out. The problem: it was an Israeli ambulance, with an
injured Romanian worker. We brought the editing problem to the attention
of the BBC, but there was not a word of apology, nothing."

According to the executive director of CAMERA, Andrea Levin, the BBC does
not use the word "terror" to describe suicide bombings in Israel, although
they use the word in the Northern Ireland context -- and even with regard
to rebel groups in Uganda.

"It is a double standard," Levin says.

Could pro-Israeli audiences hope to influence the BBC in the same way they
seem to have influenced CNN? Probably not, say the experts.

"The BBC is one of the largest media institutions in the world and because
of its size and influence, it has ingrained policies," says Levin. "Like
its image, it considers itself above criticism."

Most importantly, however, is that the feeling in Britain regarding Israel
and the coverage of it does not run as deep as the feeling does in the
United States. "I don't know whether their audience is as focused on the
BBC problem," says Levin.

Even so, says Levin, audience members should continue to bring BBC
mistakes to public attention and to the attention of the media outlet. CNN
is not the only success pro-Israel activists have had: "There have been
many grassroots movements directed at newspapers in the last six months,"
she says. "Efforts directed at The New York Times, for example, have had
an impact."

* * *
From: (Barb from Maine)

Fox News is the only one I watch, too. But I get a lot of info from my
news group.
3 posts from the news group: (you won't hear THIS on CNN....)
The thread Subject: is "newsday story from Balata refugee camp"
Palestinians talking to a reporter regarding suicide bombers:
"The Jews are bloodsuckers, they run casinos and playboy magazines all
over the world, and they came over here to suck the blood of the
palastine people. the white americans eliminated the indians and mr.
bush thinks the israelis can eliminate the palestinians.
We are locusts, if you eliminate the whole swarm and there's one left we
will still be capable of breeding and producing many people.
The jewish people produce one or two kids in each family, but us,we are
like an egg machine. we produce nine or ten in the family. if they lose
one, its a lot for them. if we lose one in our family, its NOTHING."
(first reply --)
"The Arab woman's womb is our weapon!"....
In a meeting with Arab diplomats in January 1996:
"We the PLO will concentrate all our efforts on splitting Israel
psychologically into two camps. Within five years we will have six to
seven million Arabs living on the West Bank and in Jerusalem.
The PLO plans to eliminate the State of Israel and establish a purely
Palestinian State. We will make life unbearable for Jews by
psychological warfare and population explosion; Jews won't want to live
among Arabs."
(second reply --)
they intend to breed like roaches and over-run Israel !!!

5. Danes Improve
From: ICEJ meid <meid@icej.org.il
Subject: ICEJ NEWS July 1
In a rare hand-slapping from the European Union, the Danish Prime Minister, whose country just took over the rotating presidency of the

EU, agreed with the US call that Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat needs to be replaced.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that since Arafat either can't or won't put an end to suicide bombings, there is a need for a Palestinian

leadership that will.
Rasmussen's statements mark a dramatic turn in Danish policy toward Israel and were welcomed in Jerusalem. One diplomatic official

said there has been a significant change in Danish policy since elections there in November and the ousting of foreign minister Mogen

Lykketoft, considered among the most anti-Israel ministers in Europe who urged the EU to impose sanctions on Israel for its settlement

The official noted that the boycott of Israeli goods that has taken hold in Norway has not been successful in Denmark.



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1. Christian Support for Israel
2. News
3. A little Vengeance
4. Danger: Homosexuality may be transmitted


1. Christian Support for Israel
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Strong Christian Support for IsraelGary Bauer

Campaign for Working Families - July 01, 2002
Gary Bauer, Chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, is currently visiting Israel and sends this note to all his friends. I think you

will find it interesting:

Hitting The Ground Running
I arrived safely in Tel Aviv yesterday. In spite of jet lag, we have already had an incredible day and a half in Israel. The drive from Tel Aviv to

Jerusalem, where I am now, is in itself a dramatic illustration of the security threat facing this Western democracy in a sea of tyrants and

dictators. This country is a "postage stamp" in size and all of its citizens are within reach of the weapons of mass destruction being

developed in Syria, Iraq, and Iran. Yet, the world demands that Israel surrender even more land as the price for peace. The world is wrong.

Sharon Meeting
Your prayers are working. Today I met with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and members of his cabinet for what had been scheduled as a

brief discussion. At the meeting, I presented the Prime Minister with a strong letter of support and encouragement signed by prominent

Christian leaders, including my friends Dr. James Dobson, Chuck Colson and Reverend Jerry Falwell. The letter had an electrifying impact.

Our meeting went nearly an hour and resulted in me doing numerous interviews on Israeli television and radio.

Here is the text of the letter:

July 1, 2002
His Excellency Ariel Sharon
Prime Minister
State of Israel
Jerusalem, Israel

Your Excellency:
We hope this letter, written to you and the people of the great nation of Israel from your friends in the United States, will be an


We want to remind the Israeli people that they are not alone in their hour of need. On September 11, 2001 the United States suffered a

horrendous attack. As we mourned our losses we were shocked to see dancing in the streets, in celebration of our pain, in some parts of

the Middle East. But in Israel you cried with us and lowered your flag and shared our grief. On September 11th many Americans came to

understand for the first time what it is like to be an Israeli and to face barbaric terrorism that targets innocent civilians. We know that in the

face of this evil the free people of the world who believe in human dignity, the sanctity of life and in free institutions must stand together.

We know you have been America's reliable friend and ally and we understand that our friendship is natural because both of our nations are

built on Western Civilization, and its foundation of Judeo-Christian values.

Please know that we are committed, as are millions of Christians in America, to praying for Israel and for the "peace of Jerusalem". We

also are committed to working to ensure that the great evil that threatens America and Israel does not prevail.

We believe Israel has the same right of self-defense that all sovereign nations enjoy. We believe you have shown incredible restraint in the

face of the wanton violence aimed at innocent Israeli civilians. We reject the notion that America or Israel should be passive in the face of

such violence. We know that just as our country has the right to track down the terrorists who have declared war on America that you too

have the right to pursue those who are dedicated to destroying you.

We believe terrorists cannot be appeased and we reject all pressure on Israel to do so.

We believe the suffering of Palestinian Arabs is due to the failure of their leaders to provide any vision for the future, other than hatred of

Israel and self-destruction. We believe no peace conference or piece of paper can safeguard your people unless the nations and people

who surround you concede that you
have a right to exist. We know peace is impossible until the Palestinian
leadership ends the indoctrination of Palestinian children with "blood libels" and stops teaching their children that they will be rewarded in

eternity for killing Jews.

We believe no Palestinian State is possible without an end to terrorist attacks on Israel and democratic reform in the Palestinian

territories. We know who the war criminals are and it is not the dedicated members of the IDF who have gone to great lengths to avoid

unnecessary death and injury to civilians. We condemn the moral relativism that confuses those being murdered with those doing the

murdering. We demand that the United Nations and other international bodies end their silence on the atrocities committed against civilian

men and women, young and old, in Israel. We are disgusted with the rising tide of anti-Semitism that has swept the streets of Western

Europe and the "fashionable" anti-Semitism that now seeks respectability in some international bodies and among certain elites. We will

speak out forcibly against such evil wherever it appears.

Finally, like you, we pray for a world where free people can live in safety and in peace, able to observe their faith and to honor their

traditions. As our two nations work toward that goal you have our commitment that American Christians will stand with Israel.

WHO WE ARE: The National Unity Coalition for Israel
Founded in 1991,we are the largest worldwide coalition of Jewish and Christian organizations, with more than 200 groups representing

millions of people dedicated to Israel. Though we have many different backgrounds, we have one common goal…
A Safe and Secure Israel.

Israel is not just a Jewish issue. Millions of Christians resolutely endorse the principle of peace with security for the state of Israel.

Because we work closely together and speak with a united voice, our message is being heard!

2. News
Arutz Sheva News Service
Tuesday, July 2, 2002 / Tammuz 22, 5762
Quietly, efficiently and without international protest, Israeli forces continue their anti-terrorism offensive throughout Judea, Samaria, and

Gaza. Last night saw the arrest of many more wanted Arab terrorists, including Nizal Sawiftah, an Islamic Jihad leader in Tubus, a village

near Shechem. Also taken into custody were Assad Halvoni, a leading Hamas terrorist who had been operating in Shechem's Casba; an

Arab woman in the midst of preparing to carry out a suicide attack; and others. In Gaza, the army discovered a tunnel used by Arabs to

smuggle weapons into PLO-areas from Egypt.
No sooner did the IDF forces leave the western Shomron city of Kalkilye this morning and redeploy around it in a tight closure, when fresh

intelligence warnings of terrorism were received - and the army went right back in this afternoon. Kalkilye is located east of Raanana.
The IDF has announced that thousands more army reservists will be called up for duty this week to take part in Operation Determined

Stand. Army sources have said that the reservists will not serve more than a month on active duty.
Palestinian terrorists threw a firebomb at a car traveling near Shilo, in Binyamin, last night. No injuries were reported... Shots were fired at

an Israeli car north of Jenin this afternoon; no one was hurt.

Yasser Arafat's Fatah terrorist organization is signed on posters disseminated publicly throughout Judea, Samaria and Gaza that threaten

terrorism against Americans. The posters say that the attacks will take place if the U.S. continues to support Israel and call for Arafat's

removal. Fatah denied today any connection with the posters, although it did call on the Palestinian leadership to "boycott" meetings with

US Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Hamas is more practical-minded in its anti-Americanism. The IDF Spokesman reports

<www.idf.il/english/announcements/2002/june/forum_hamas.stm> that the official Hamas website recently hosted an electronic chat in

which at least four participants offered a fifth user advice on how to murder Americans. Excerpts:
"Once a week, a group of American "dogs" come near us on the sea front. I have been following them for a long time and am interested in

your suggestions for ways to get rid of them secretly."
"If they arrive in a private car, put a large amount of sugar in the gas tank of the car. Then, you can ambush them on the way back

because the car will get stuck in the way. You will have many options to get rid of them. You can run them over on the road, after they

abandon the broken down car. You can put a trap on the beach if they tend do a lot of walking. If you have people with you and four cars,

you can stop them at a certain point on the road, at a traffic light for example, block them from all directions and burn them in their cars

using a Molotov cocktail."

Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Melchior, former Chief Rabbi of Norway and currently the head of the left-wing religious Zionist Meimad

party, has called upon Attorney-General Elyakim Rubenstein to order a police investigation against 17 leading religious-Zionist rabbis.

Their crime, Melchior says, is that they signed a public call against the hiring of Arab workers during wartime. The rabbis' call, which

appeared in a periodical distributed free of charge by an organization associated with the Joseph's Tomb yeshiva, also recommends not

buying Arab produce. Excerpts:
"At this time, we find ourselves in a double 'milchemet mitzvah' (obligatory war): for the defense of our lives, and to defend our societal

existence and Jewish sovereignty in the Holy Land. During time of war, we must not help the enemy in any manner. Both the Torah and

common sense dictate that there should be no business ties with those who wish to destroy us. [In addition,] employing Arab workers at

this time involves [the prohibition of] endangering our lives…"

As a way of encouraging domestic tourism, Army Radio will run a special hour-long program every evening from Sunday through Thursday

on various Israeli sites worth visiting. The program was launched this week at the initiation of the Tourism Ministry, and with the

cooperation of various tourism bodies such as the Hotels Association, Tour Guides Union, Nature Reserves Authority, and the Egged and

Dan bus companies. The program will be aired from 6-7 PM, featuring live reports from different sites such as vacation villages and

attractions. There will also be updated information, tips, suggestions, contests, and more. The program will be run "interactively," in that

hikers in the field will phone in and talk with listeners at home. Tourism Ministry Director-General Aharon Domb praised Army Radio for its

"enlistment... in this important cause of encouraging domestic tourism." See <www.tourism.gov.co.il> for more information.

3. A little Vengeance
From: imra@netvision.net.il

Targeting of the Head of the Hamas' Military infrastructure in Samaria
IDF Spokesperson 1 July 2002
Muhaned Taher, the head of the Hamas' military infrastructure in Samaria,
was targeted Yesterday afternoon (30th June, 2002) by elite IDF forces
operating in cooperation with engineering and armored units in the Masaken
A- Sha'abiya neighborhood of Nablus.
Taher was responsible for the deaths of more than one hundred Israeli
citizens and the injuring of many more in several severe suicide attacks,
including the suicide attack in the Pat-Gilo intersection on the 18th of
June 2002.
In the course of the operation, Imad Draoza, a Hamas activist who assisted
Taher was also killed and an additional senior Hamas operative was severely
The wounded Hamas operative was evacuated by military helicopter to a
hospital for medical treatment.
The IDF will continue to operate in order to preserve a normal way of life
for the citizens of Israel.

4. Danger: Homosexuality may be transmitted
Extracts Only:
From: Eliezer <ctsplus@idig.net>
By: David Kupelian - July 2, 2002

"I did not choose to be homosexual. I would change my sexual orientation if
that were within my power."
So wrote Robert Bauman, the powerful, ultraconservative congressman from
Maryland. Americans were stunned in 1980 when headlines revealed Bauman had
been caught having a sexual rendezvous with a young male prostitute. In his
book, "The Gentleman From Maryland: The Conscience of a Gay Conservative,"
Bauman revealed the conditions that shaped his own tortured double life as
a congressman and closet homosexual.
At the tender age of 5, Bauman had been sexually seduced by a neighbor boy
about 12.

In 1980, at the age of 43, Bauman saw his political career come crashing
down upon him following the exposure of his solicitation of a teen-age male
hustler. He subsequently lost his re-election bid, as well as his family,
his historic home and many of his powerful friends.
Doing unto others
OK, rewind tape to age 5.
Bauman, poignantly recounting his tortured life, confesses that he was
seduced by an older boy at that tender and exquisitely vulnerable age.
Did that experience plant in Bauman the seed of his future homosexuality?
It would seem so, despite today's wishful but unsubstantiated claims of a
"gay gene." According to the peer-reviewed 1998 study, "Sexual Abuse of
Boys," by William C. Holmes, M.D., and Gail B. Slap, M.D., sexually abused
young males "were up to seven times more likely to self-identify as gay or
bisexual than peers who had not been abused."
What about the 12-year-old? Why does he sexually seduce a 5-year-old boy?
No doubt he's just doing to a new kid what was done to him.
Since children are so impressionable, sexual seduction or assault is a
major trauma that can, and often does, literally re-program the victim's
identity ­ his view of who and what he is. While the study cited above
seems to confirm this, the point is self-evident: prisons are full of
child-molesters who were molested as children and batterers who were
battered as children.

There was a time when Americans knew that homosexuals were not "born that
way," but rather, had their normal gender-identity development disturbed
and re-directed through early childhood experiences. Not just psychiatrists
and psychologists, but average people once recognized on some level that
flawed relationships with mothers and fathers could cause girls and boys to
grow up with gender confusion.
But that was a time before much of America itself was seduced into
believing there is no God, or if there is a God that He is inconsequential
to the affairs of men. It was a time when biblical morality inspired the
culture and laws of the land.

The early titans of the abortion-rights movement determined that the way to
win the hearts and minds of Americans was literally to reframe the debate
away from the real issue of destroying the unborn, and instead to focus on
nonsensical but powerfully compelling emotional catch-phrases like "a
woman's right over her body" and "freedom of choice." In the same way,
homosexual public relations and marketing professionals, like "After the
Ball" authors Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, charted a sophisticated,
long-term marketing campaign ­ eschewing any references to what homosexuals
actually do ­ that would gradually win over the hearts and minds of
Americans. They have succeeded, no doubt beyond their wildest expectations.
Today, in every area of life ­ culture, entertainment, law, the news media,
education, even the church ­ homosexual strides have been nothing less than
staggering. In what was once a Judeo-Christian culture, Christians and
other proponents of traditional biblical principles are routinely cast as
bigots and "homophobes." Meanwhile, homosexuals, once condemned as both
corrupted and corrupting, are today honored, idealized, defended as victims
and celebrated as heroes and role models.

Comment: Anyone can make mistakes but we do not have to justify them.
Any mode of behavior can be changed with a little effort and if necessary a change of companions
and environment.
The Bible is quite clear about what it expects from us:


If we repent God will hear us. Even if we cannot repent if we just read the Bible frequently the chances are that God will lead us back to


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1. The wailing wall is wailing?
2. Jews climb Wailing Wall
3. News
4. Lieberman bolsters ties with EU rightists
by Lily Galili

1. The wailing wall is wailing?
From: Betty
Subject: wailing wall

In a highly unnatural phenomenon, water has begun dripping from the
midst of a stone in Jerusalem's Western Wall.

The water leak, which was first noticed Saturday by worshippers at the
Wall, continued yesterday for the fourth straight day, Shmuel Rabinovitch, the rabbi of the Western
Wall, said yesterday.

On Sunday, Antiquities Authority director-general Shuka Dorfman and Jon
Seligman, its Jerusalem
regional archeologist, were rushed to the scene to examine the
dripping, which has so far dampened
a 10 by 40 centimeter section of the Wall. The drops of water are
coming from a mid-level stone on
the right edge of the men's side, near the division with the women's

Antiquities Authority spokeswoman Osnat Gouez said yesterday that the
authority officials who visited
the site on Sunday decided to wait a couple days to see if the problem
would continue before
contacting officials from the Wakf, which is in charge of maintenance
at the Temple Mount, just
above the Wall.

The drip has also proved to be of immense interest to Jewish mystics,
who see it as a sign of
upcoming redemption.

Rabinovitch said that his priority is to stop the dripping, which he
termed "highly unusual." Referring
centuries came there to bewail the loss of the temples, Rabinovitch
said: "Maybe the Wall is indeed
crying because of the current situation in the country."

2. Jews climb Wailing Wall
By Ramit Plushnick-Masti
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July 03, 2002

JERUSALEM: Two Jewish men tried to climb the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, because a water stain on one large stone has led

some ultra-Orthodox Jews to conclude that redemption is near and the Messiah is on his way.

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, the chief rabbi of the Western Wall - also known as the Wailing Wall - said today the water stain was

discovered four days ago by worshippers who pray at the base of the wall.

Some Jewish mystics believe it is a sign the "wall is crying," signalling the coming of the Messiah, he said.

Rabinovitch and the Israel Antiquities Authority are closely watching to see if the 10-by-40 centimetre stain - found on a stone about

halfway up the wall - grows or disappears.

The two men who attempted to climb the wall yesterday were escorted away from the area by police, he said.

Rabinovitch said he had contacted the Waqf, the Islamic trust that oversees the compound that rises about the Western Wall. Muslims

call the compound, which includes two large mosques, the Haram al-Sharif, the third holiest site in Islam.

Jews call it the Temple Mount, the site of the two ancient biblical temples. The Western Wall is the last remnant of the Second Temple,

destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.

"It could be that the leak comes from the Temple Mount," Rabinovitch said. "We have to check if it is a leak from pipe or a water well,

because the Temple Mount is full of (underground) water wells."

Adnan al-Husseini, a Waqf official, denied that Israeli officials had contacted him.

"The Israeli side has never informed us about any damage," al-Husseini said. "According to our beliefs, this wall is part of the Haram walls,

and we are very concerned about it."

Non-Muslims have not been allowed to enter the mosque compound since September 2000, when the Palestinian uprising erupted a day

after Ariel Sharon, now Israel's prime minister, toured the compound, angering many Muslims.
© The Australian

3. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Wednesday, July 3, 2002 / Tammuz 23, 5762
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon convened his Security Cabinet this morning to discuss the progress and continuation of Operation Determined

Stand. Since the anti-terrorism offensive began ten days ago, Israel has succeeded in thwarting numerous suicide bombings, arrested

dozens of terrorists, and confiscated thousands of weapons. The past 24 hours were no exception, as troops arrested three terrorists

concluding their preparations for suicide attacks against Israelis, as well as making other arrests in Kalkilye, in the Ramallah and Hevron

districts, and in Shechem. Prime Minister Sharon has asked the army to prepare plans to ease the restrictions on the civil population in

the areas now under IDF control.

IDF forces detected a bomb outside Kalkilye near Tzufim late this morning, and sappers safely detonated it... Arab gunmen attempted to

infiltrate Ganei Tal in Israel's southern Mediterranean coastal area last night, but were stopped by an alert Israeli force. Two soldiers were

wounded, including one who was operated on and is listed in moderate condition. The terrorists fled, but were apprehended after a four-

hour chase... IDF forces operating in the Shechem district last night safely detonated 12 pipe bombs found inside a case… Police in

Hevron succeeded in recovering over 60 Israeli vehicles stolen by Arabs inside pre-1967 Israel… Arabs threw a firebomb at a home in the

Armon HaNetziv neighborhood of Jerusalem; no one was hurt…

One of the commanders in the Ramallah region explained the relative success of the current mission: "It's simple to explain: When

someone is busy hiding, he has less time to attack. Just like in boxing, when you're busy blocking a punch, the other side can punch

again. When we were busy defending the roads and entrances to the cities, it was easier for them to attack us. But now that we're in their

homes and their wadis, they're busy hiding."

It was announced last night that Hizbullah is engaged in a campaign to kidnap Israelis. Using the services of an Israeli-Arab named Keis

Obeid, the terror organization entices Israelis to go abroad with the promise of a money-making venture, and then tries to abduct them.

Gonen Segev, who served as an Israeli government minister under Yitzchak Rabin - his was one of two key votes that helped pass the

original Oslo Accords - was almost abducted by Hizbullah nearly a year ago. The organization has been holding Israeli businessman

Elchanan Tenenbaum since kidnapping him in Europe 20 months ago.
Hizbullah fired yet another heavy barrage of mortar shells over Israel's northern border today. Shrapnel hit one of the Israeli towns in

northeastern Galilee. Israeli officials have long been aware of Hizbullah's desire to provoke Israel into a major military response, but

Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said today that the terrorists would not succeed.

THE MOOD IN THE P.A. ("Palestine Authority" in Judah and Samaria
Correspondent Haggai Huberman notes that public sentiment in the PA is not positive: "The construction of the wall [between Samaria and

pre-'67 Israel] scares them, as it signifies their permanent separation from us, and the closing off of their opportunities for work on our

side... This is causing them unrest, together with their general dissatisfaction with the PA from the ongoing warfare which has brought

them no concrete gains..."
Despite this, Fatah was able to bring out thousands of people in Gaza to demonstrate in favor of Arafat today. Calling out, "More attacks,

more explosives belts," some of the protestors said that those who recommend Arafat's ouster should be killed.
Further south, hundreds of Hamas demonstrators clashed with PA para-military policemen in Rafiach this afternoon. As opposed to

Monday's demonstration in which PA Arabs demanded "bread and work," today they demanded the right to kill a fellow Arab locked up in

the police station, on charges that he cooperated with Israel. They also wanted to free several of their arrested colleagues from the PA

prison. Five protestors and one policeman were injured in the clash.

4. Lieberman bolsters ties with EU rightists
By Lily Galili
Thursday, July 04, 2002 Tamuz 24, 5762 Israel Time: 08:35 (GMT+3) <http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/images/0.gif>

National Union-Yisrael Beiteinu, headed by MK Avigdor Lieberman, is strengthening its ties with right-wing nationalist parties in the

European Union. MK Eliezer Cohen recently returned from Brussels, Belgium, where he participated in a meeting of a bloc of such parties,

that makes up one of the largest political groups in the European Parliament.

The conference attended by Cohen focused on terrorism and the Middle East conflict.

The right-wing bloc in the European Parliament includes Italy's National Alliance party, which has been defined as post-Fascist. Cohen

met with Italy's deputy prime minister on the party's behalf, Gianfranco Fini, and was asked to pass on a personal message of support to

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Cohen told Ha'aretz that he had not met with Alessandro Mussolini, the grandson of former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. According to

Cohen, his party has also rejected past offers to meet with Austrian nationalist Jorg Haider.

Yesterday, Cohen was summoned by Sharon, who questioned the MK on whether National Union had joined "a Fascist party."

Lieberman said there was, of course, no legal way for an Israeli party to join a bloc in the European Parliament, but noted he intended to

cooperate with the said political group, which supports Israel's full inclusion in the EU and is opposed to Islamic fundamentalism and

Islamic migration to Europe.

"There is a limit to all hypocrisy," Lieberman said. "We were invited and we took up the invitation. It makes no difference to us if they are

anti-Muslim out of nationalist perceptions, as long as they are the most pro-Israeli segment in the European Union."

Lieberman stressed his party had no ties whatsoever with Haider's party, noting, however, he believed the Austrian nationalist had

retracted his anti-Semitic expressions of the past.

Replying to a question on whether he feared an anti-Semitic backlash against European Jews in light of the ties between National Union

and the right-wing bloc in the EU, Lieberman said: "That's not my concern. I have to safeguard the Israeli interests."

Yossi Verter adds: Opposition leader MK Yossi Sarid yesterday praised Cohen and his party colleagues for their decision "to join the club

of right-wing and neo-Fascist parties in Europe." According to Sarid, "About this it was said: Birds of a feather flock together."

© Copyright 2002 Ha`aretz. All rights reserved

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Previously sent out by mistake as
"Jerusalem News"-66

1. The wailing wall is wailing?
2. Jews climb Wailing Wall
3. News
4. Lieberman bolsters ties with EU rightists
by Lily Galili

1. The wailing wall is wailing?
From: Betty
Subject: wailing wall
In a highly unnatural phenomenon, water has begun dripping from the
midst of a stone in Jerusalem's Western Wall.
The water leak, which was first noticed Saturday by worshippers at the
Wall, continued yesterday for the fourth straight day, Shmuel Rabinovitch, the rabbi of the Western
Wall, said yesterday.
On Sunday, Antiquities Authority director-general Shuka Dorfman and Jon
Seligman, its Jerusalem regional archeologist, were rushed to the scene to examine the
dripping, which has so far dampened a 10 by 40 centimeter section of the Wall. The drops of water are
coming from a mid-level stone on the right edge of the men's side, near the division with the women's
Antiquities Authority spokeswoman Osnat Gouez said yesterday that the
authority officials who visited the site on Sunday decided to wait a couple days to see if the problem
would continue before contacting officials from the Wakf, which is in charge of maintenance
at the Temple Mount, just above the Wall.
The drip has also proved to be of immense interest to Jewish mystics,
who see it as a sign of upcoming redemption.
Rabinovitch said that his priority is to stop the dripping, which he
termed "highly unusual." Referring centuries came there to bewail the loss of the temples, Rabinovitch
said: "Maybe the Wall is indeed
crying because of the current situation in the country."

2. Jews climb Wailing Wall
By Ramit Plushnick-Masti
<http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/images/blank.gif> <http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/images/blank.gif>
July 03, 2002
JERUSALEM: Two Jewish men tried to climb the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, because a water stain on one large stone has led

some ultra-Orthodox Jews to conclude that redemption is near and the Messiah is on his way.
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, the chief rabbi of the Western Wall - also known as the Wailing Wall - said today the water stain was

discovered four days ago by worshippers who pray at the base of the wall.
Some Jewish mystics believe it is a sign the "wall is crying," signalling the coming of the Messiah, he said.
Rabinovitch and the Israel Antiquities Authority are closely watching to see if the 10-by-40 centimetre stain - found on a stone about

halfway up the wall - grows or disappears.
The two men who attempted to climb the wall yesterday were escorted away from the area by police, he said.
Rabinovitch said he had contacted the Waqf, the Islamic trust that oversees the compound that rises about the Western Wall. Muslims

call the compound, which includes two large mosques, the Haram al-Sharif, the third holiest site in Islam.
Jews call it the Temple Mount, the site of the two ancient biblical temples. The Western Wall is the last remnant of the Second Temple,

destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.
"It could be that the leak comes from the Temple Mount," Rabinovitch said. "We have to check if it is a leak from pipe or a water well,

because the Temple Mount is full of (underground) water wells."
Adnan al-Husseini, a Waqf official, denied that Israeli officials had contacted him.
"The Israeli side has never informed us about any damage," al-Husseini said. "According to our beliefs, this wall is part of the Haram walls,

and we are very concerned about it."
Non-Muslims have not been allowed to enter the mosque compound since September 2000, when the Palestinian uprising erupted a day

after Ariel Sharon, now Israel's prime minister, toured the compound, angering many Muslims.
© The Australian

3. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Wednesday, July 3, 2002 / Tammuz 23, 5762
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon convened his Security Cabinet this morning to discuss the progress and continuation of Operation Determined

Stand. Since the anti-terrorism offensive began ten days ago, Israel has succeeded in thwarting numerous suicide bombings, arrested

dozens of terrorists, and confiscated thousands of weapons. The past 24 hours were no exception, as troops arrested three terrorists

concluding their preparations for suicide attacks against Israelis, as well as making other arrests in Kalkilye, in the Ramallah and Hevron

districts, and in Shechem. Prime Minister Sharon has asked the army to prepare plans to ease the restrictions on the civil population in

the areas now under IDF control.
IDF forces detected a bomb outside Kalkilye near Tzufim late this morning, and sappers safely detonated it... Arab gunmen attempted to

infiltrate Ganei Tal in Israel's southern Mediterranean coastal area last night, but were stopped by an alert Israeli force. Two soldiers were

wounded, including one who was operated on and is listed in moderate condition. The terrorists fled, but were apprehended after a four-

hour chase... IDF forces operating in the Shechem district last night safely detonated 12 pipe bombs found inside a case… Police in

Hevron succeeded in recovering over 60 Israeli vehicles stolen by Arabs inside pre-1967 Israel… Arabs threw a firebomb at a home in the

Armon HaNetziv neighborhood of Jerusalem; no one was hurt…

One of the commanders in the Ramallah region explained the relative success of the current mission: "It's simple to explain: When

someone is busy hiding, he has less time to attack. Just like in boxing, when you're busy blocking a punch, the other side can punch

again. When we were busy defending the roads and entrances to the cities, it was easier for them to attack us. But now that we're in their

homes and their wadis, they're busy hiding."
It was announced last night that Hizbullah is engaged in a campaign to kidnap Israelis. Using the services of an Israeli-Arab named Keis

Obeid, the terror organization entices Israelis to go abroad with the promise of a money-making venture, and then tries to abduct them.

Gonen Segev, who served as an Israeli government minister under Yitzchak Rabin - his was one of two key votes that helped pass the

original Oslo Accords - was almost abducted by Hizbullah nearly a year ago. The organization has been holding Israeli businessman

Elchanan Tenenbaum since kidnapping him in Europe 20 months ago.
Hizbullah fired yet another heavy barrage of mortar shells over Israel's northern border today. Shrapnel hit one of the Israeli towns in

northeastern Galilee. Israeli officials have long been aware of Hizbullah's desire to provoke Israel into a major military response, but

Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said today that the terrorists would not succeed.
THE MOOD IN THE P.A. ("Palestine Authority" in Judah and Samaria
Correspondent Haggai Huberman notes that public sentiment in the PA is not positive: "The construction of the wall [between Samaria and

pre-'67 Israel] scares them, as it signifies their permanent separation from us, and the closing off of their opportunities for work on our

side... This is causing them unrest, together with their general dissatisfaction with the PA from the ongoing warfare which has brought

them no concrete gains..."
Despite this, Fatah was able to bring out thousands of people in Gaza to demonstrate in favor of Arafat today. Calling out, "More attacks,

more explosives belts," some of the protestors said that those who recommend Arafat's ouster should be killed.
Further south, hundreds of Hamas demonstrators clashed with PA para-military policemen in Rafiach this afternoon. As opposed to

Monday's demonstration in which PA Arabs demanded "bread and work," today they demanded the right to kill a fellow Arab locked up in

the police station, on charges that he cooperated with Israel. They also wanted to free several of their arrested colleagues from the PA

prison. Five protestors and one policeman were injured in the clash.

4. Lieberman bolsters ties with EU rightists
By Lily Galili
Thursday, July 04, 2002 Tamuz 24, 5762 Israel Time: 08:35 (GMT+3) <http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/images/0.gif>

National Union-Yisrael Beiteinu, headed by MK Avigdor Lieberman, is strengthening its ties with right-wing nationalist parties in the

European Union. MK Eliezer Cohen recently returned from Brussels, Belgium, where he participated in a meeting of a bloc of such parties,

that makes up one of the largest political groups in the European Parliament.
The conference attended by Cohen focused on terrorism and the Middle East conflict.
The right-wing bloc in the European Parliament includes Italy's National Alliance party, which has been defined as post-Fascist. Cohen

met with Italy's deputy prime minister on the party's behalf, Gianfranco Fini, and was asked to pass on a personal message of support to

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Cohen told Ha'aretz that he had not met with Alessandro Mussolini, the grandson of former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. According to

Cohen, his party has also rejected past offers to meet with Austrian nationalist Jorg Haider.
Yesterday, Cohen was summoned by Sharon, who questioned the MK on whether National Union had joined "a Fascist party."
Lieberman said there was, of course, no legal way for an Israeli party to join a bloc in the European Parliament, but noted he intended to

cooperate with the said political group, which supports Israel's full inclusion in the EU and is opposed to Islamic fundamentalism and

Islamic migration to Europe.
"There is a limit to all hypocrisy," Lieberman said. "We were invited and we took up the invitation. It makes no difference to us if they are

anti-Muslim out of nationalist perceptions, as long as they are the most pro-Israeli segment in the European Union."
Lieberman stressed his party had no ties whatsoever with Haider's party, noting, however, he believed the Austrian nationalist had

retracted his anti-Semitic expressions of the past.
Replying to a question on whether he feared an anti-Semitic backlash against European Jews in light of the ties between National Union

and the right-wing bloc in the EU, Lieberman said: "That's not my concern. I have to safeguard the Israeli interests."
Yossi Verter adds: Opposition leader MK Yossi Sarid yesterday praised Cohen and his party colleagues for their decision "to join the club

of right-wing and neo-Fascist parties in Europe." According to Sarid, "About this it was said: Birds of a feather flock together."
© Copyright 2002 Ha`aretz. All rights reserved

"Jerusalem News"-68
1. News
2. Israel Acheives ICBM Capacity
3.The Western Wall is Weeping by Gershon Salomon

1. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Thursday, July 4, 2002 / Tammuz 24, 5762
The IDF Spokesperson has released a series of graphs illustrating the extent of brutality of PLO Arabs against Israelis since the start of

the Oslo War in September 2000. The bottom line of the information is that there have been at least 13,494 incidents of Palestinian

terrorism against Israelis during this period - an average of 21 attacks per day for the past 21 months.
One graph, <www.idf.il/daily_statistics/english/6.gif>, divides the 385 civilians and 176 soldiers who were murdered by Arab terrorists

according to the method in which they were killed. It shows that 115 Israelis (including 58 civilians) were murdered in shooting attacks,

while 216 civilians and 20 soldiers were felled by suicide killers. Two Israelis were killed in rock-throwing incidents, and 15 were lynched.
Another graph, <www.idf.il/daily_statistics/english/1.gif>, breaks down the number of attacks according to month and location

(Judea/Samaria, Gaza, and pre-1967 Israel). November 2000 was the most violent month on record, with 1,134 attacks, followed by

August 2001, which logged 1,073. May of this year, the month following Operation Defensive Shield, had the least number of incidents -

329. Arutz-7 records show that the bloodiest month was March of this year, in which Moslem terrorists murdered 136 Israelis.
The IDF report shows that since the beginning of the war 21 months ago, 6,388 attacks were registered in Judea/Samaria, 6,512 in Gaza,

and 594 in pre-1967 Israel, for a total of 13,494.

Four and a half thousand Jewish students will be arriving in Israel this month as part of the Birthright Israel program. The program provides

a free 10-day educational trip to Israel for qualifying Jewish students who have not had a similar experience before. This summer's

students, who will be arriving from 14 different countries, will visit important Jewish and Israeli sites and will meet with Israeli soldiers and

Sixty-five Jewish women students have arrived from the former Soviet Union to take part in a summer seminar in Orot College in Elkanah,

Shomron. As part of their studies in Beit Chanah Teachers Seminary in the CIS, the students will spend their summer here studying

Hebrew, Judaism, and Bible. Beit Chanah trains teachers for 50 Ohr Avner schools throughout Russia; both organizations were founded by

philanthropist Lev Levayev.

2. Israel Acheives ICBM Capacity
Israel achieves ICBM capability
Satellite launch shows capacity to send payload to any location on earth
Posted: July 3, 2002
5:00 p.m. Eastern

© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com

Israel has achieved the ability to produce intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Israeli officials and experts said the nation's ICBM capability was demonstrated by its launch in May of the Ofeq-5 satellite into space

orbit. The satellite was carried by a Shavit-class booster. The Shavit booster was launched westward against the earth's orbit, officials

said. The direction was decided to prevent the Ofeq from falling into enemy hands if it failed in an eastward launch.

"The minute Israel can launch a satellite into orbit around the earth to an altitude of hundreds of kilometers, it established the capability to

launch, by means of a missile, a payload to any location on earth," Moshe Gelman, a leading Israeli space expert at the Technion-Israel

Institute of Technology, said on Wednesday. "We are talking about the laws of physics."

Gelman said the path of a satellite booster is the same as that of a ballistic missile. The difference is the target – with a booster requiring

greater energy to ensure that it does not fall to earth with the satellite.

In 1998, Israel failed to place its Ofeq-4 satellite into orbit. The failure was attributed to the Shavit launcher.

Officials said the state-owned Israel Aircraft Industries, which builds the Shavit, introduced changes in the booster for the latest launch.

They said the changes were said to have focused on the rocket engines meant for the first two stages of the Shavit. The engines are

produced by the state-owned Israel Military Industries.

Israel's ICBM capabilities were first said to have been demonstrated in 1988 when the Ofeq-1 was shot into orbit. Ofeq-1 had a payload of

about 180 kilograms (400 pounds). The Ofek 5 weighs about 300 kilograms (660 pounds).

The Shavit is said to be a derivative of the Jericho surface-to-surface missile. The Jericho is believed to have been last tested in the

Mediterranean two years ago.

U.S. officials have determined that the Shavit has a range of 7,200 kilometers (4,464 miles), the Israeli Ha'aretz daily said. The newspaper

quoted Professor Steve Fetter, a physicist at the University of Maryland, that the Shavit could deliver a 775 kilogram warhead a distance of

4,000 kilometers (2,480 miles).

Israel's Jericho missile silo is said to be located outside Bet Shemesh, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) southwest of Jerusalem. The

London-based Foreign Report asserted that a six-man Palestinian insurgency cell captured on Monday had attempted to blow up the

missile facility.

© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com, Inc. Contact WND

3.The Western Wall is Weeping by Gershon Salomon
From: Gershon Salomon <gershon@templemountfaithful.org>
The Western Wall is Weeping
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement will March to the Temple Mount on Tisha B’av - 18th July , 2002 - and Call for the

Immediate Rebuilding of the Temple

Two weeks before Tisha B’Av (9th Av), the day commemorating the destruction of both temples, water has started to come out of the

Western Wall. One of the stones, 15 metres up the wall, has suddenly become wet.

This was an exciting surprise for the rabbi of the Western Wall and people who have seen it. This was special as it came 1 week after the

Fast of Tamuz (17th Tamuz) when the Romans breached the walls of Jerusalem and 2 weeks before Tisha B’Av when they occupied the

Temple Mount and destroyed the temple. The water is coming from under the ground of the Temple Mount. The government archeologist of

Jerusalem thought that the water might be coming from a broken pipe on the Temple Mount or from water that had been poured out close

to the wall. However, the circumstances have been checked and nothing was found to explain the presence of the water.

The only explanations are:
1 A very old Jewish tradition holds that, close to Tisha B’Av, the Western Wall weeps and mourns the destruction of the temple.
2 A stronger, godly, prophetic explanation is that the tears which are coming from the Western Wall are a sign of the close redemption of

the people and land of Israel, the rebuilding of the temple and the coming of Mashiach ben David.

The prophet Ezekiel prophesied about the water which would go out from the Temple Mount in the end-times which will be a sign of the

redemption of the people and land of Israel.

“And he brought me back to the door of the house; and, behold, waters flowed from under the threshold of the house eastward; for the front

of the house faced to the east, and water run out from beneath the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. And he brought

me out by the way of the gate northward, and led me around the way outside to the outer gate by the way that faces to the east; and,

behold, there ran out water on the right side. And when the man who had the line in his hand went out eastward, he measured a thousand

cubits, and he brought me through the water; the water reached the ankles. And he measured a thousand, and brought me through the

water; the water reached the knees. And he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the water reached the loins. And he

measured a further thousand; and it was a stream that I could not pass over; for the water had risen, water to swim in, a stream that could

not be passed over. And he said to me, Son of man, have you seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the edge of the

stream. And when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the stream were many trees on one side and on the other. And he said to me,

These waters flow out towards the eastern region, and go down to the Arabah, to the sea; and when they enter the sea, the waters shall

be healed. And it shall come to pass, that every thing that lives, which moves, wherever the streams shall come, shall live; and there shall

be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come there; for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live where the

stream comes. And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from EinGedi as far as EinEglayim; they shall be a place for

spreading nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, a great many like the fish of the Great Sea. But its swamps and its marshes

shall not be healed; they shall be left for salt. And by the stream, upon its bank, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for food,

whose leaf shall not wither, nor shall its fruit fail; it shall bring forth fresh fruit every month, because the waters for them flow from the

sanctuary; and their fruit shall be for food, and their leaves for healing. Thus says the Lord God: This shall be the border, according to

which you shall divide the land for inheritance to the twelve tribes of Israel; Joseph shall have two portions. And you shall inherit it, one as

well as another; concerning which I raised my hand to give it to your fathers; and this land shall fall to you for inheritance. And this shall be

the border of the land toward the north side, from the Great Sea, by the way of Hethlon, as you go to Zedad; Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim,

which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; middle Hazar, which is by the coast of Hauran. And the border from

the sea shall be HazarEnan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side. And

the east side you shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and between the land of Israel and the Jordan, from

the border to the east sea. And this is the east side. And the south side southward, from Tamar to the waters of MeribotKadesh, to the

river, as far as the Great Sea. And this is south side towards the Negev. The west side also shall be the Great Sea from the border, as far

as opposite the entrance to Hamath. This is the west side. And you shall divide this land for yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.

And it shall come to pass, that you shall divide it by lot for an inheritance to you, and to the foreigners who sojourn among you, who shall

father children among you; and they shall be to you as those born in the country among the people of Israel; they shall have inheritance

with you among the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that in whatever tribe the foreigner sojourns, there shall you give him his

inheritance, says the Lord God.” (Ezekiel47)

The prophet Joel also prophesied about the water which will flow out from the hill of the house of G–d in the time of the redemption of the

people and land of Israel which he expressed in a very unique and beautiful way.

“And it shall come to pass on that day, that the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the streams of

Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall issue from the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim. Egypt shall be a

desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence done against the people of Judah, because they have shed innocent

blood in their land. But Judah shall remain for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For though I have acquitted them, I have

not acquitted those who shed their blood. And the Lord dwells in Zion.” (Joel4:18-21)

This is not the first time that water has come from the Temple Mount, the hill of G–d. In 1999 water flowed from the Temple Mount to the

south. We reported on this water which came from the area of the location of the temple and the Aarabs on the Temple Mount did their

best to stop the flow. As we were informed, when they could not stop the flow they redirected the water to another place. Also at that time

the only real explanation was that it was the prophetic water of redemption. There is no doubt that the water that is now coming from the

Western Wall is the same water of redemption. However, what is so unique and exciting this time, is that it is coming 2 weeks before

Tisha B’Av the day that G–d said would change from a day of mourning and fasting to a day of rejoicing. The prophetic tradition is that the

temples were destroyed on Tisha B’Av and will be rebuilt on Tisha B’Av.

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth,

shall become times of joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts to the house of Judah; therefore love truth and peace.” (Zechariah8:19)

The water which is now coming from the Western Wall is not only a sign of the redemption of G–d’s people but, more than this, it is a

message and even a call from G–d to Israel - “Awake! The time of your redemption has already come. Do not stand and worship on the

outside of the Temple Mount near the Western Wall but go up to the Temple Mount and rebuild my house.” No doubt this is the reason

why the water came so shortly before Tisha B’Av and to the Western Wall and not to the south as it was in 1999 and according to the

prophecy of Ezekiel. The water that the Arabs tried to stop in 1999 cannot be stopped because it is the prophetic water of redemption.

The call of the prophet Haggai is again heard today in front of the western Wall of the Temple Mount.

“Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say that the time has not yet come, the time that the Lord's house should be built.

Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you, yourselves, to dwell in your well timbered houses, while

this house lies in ruins? And therefore thus says the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. ... Thus says the Lord of hosts; Consider your

ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, says the Lord. You

looked for much, and, behold, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? says the Lord of hosts. Because of

my house that lies in ruins, and everyone of you runs to his own house.” (Haggai1:2-5,7-9)

The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement will march to the Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av (18th July,2002) at 9:30AM. We

shall not only march as a sign of mourning for the destruction of the temple and to pray the Book of Lamentations but also to call on Israel

and its government to immediately start the rebuilding of the house of G–d. We plan to bring with us the two marble cornerstones, each of

6½ tonnes, that we dedicated and anointed during the last Feast of Sukkoth and, because of the spiritual weakness, the Israeli

Government did not grant us permission to bring the 2 cornerstone to the Temple Mount and in this way start the rebuilding of the temple.

These cornerstones, which are of the same type and look the same as the stones of the Second Temple, which were not cut with iron, are

currently located not far from the Temple Mount waiting for a soon, godly courageous decision by the Israeli Government to allow us to lay

the cornerstones on the Temple Mount and to start the rebuilding of the temple.



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"Jerusalem News"-69

1. News: Arutz-7
2. News: News: Voice of Judea
3. Israel has 400 nukes
4. Hitler and the Euro
5. Why abortion is bad for your mental health by Anne Atkins
6. More News: Arutz-7

1. News: Arutz-7
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Friday, July 5, 2002 / Tammuz 25, 5762
The FBI continues to refrain from calling yesterday's murderous attack in Los Angeles International Airport an act of terrorism. Israeli

officials, however, are of a different opinion, and Transportation Minister Ephraim Sneh said that Israel's operative assumption is that this

was a terrorist attack. The Director of El Al also announced that the murderous shooting was of a terrorist nature.
The murderer was identified as Egyptian citizen Muhmad Haditan, 41, who has been living in Los Angeles for about a decade. He carried a

hunting knife and two guns. Police found a sign on the front door of his house instructing visitors, "Read the Koran." His landlord said that

the murderer was basically quiet, but became incensed once when his upstairs neighbor hung an American flag over his balcony after the

Sept. 11th attacks.
The two victims of yesterday's shooting were Yaakov Aminov, 46, and El Al ground stewardess Victoria Chen, 25. Aminov, formerly of Or

Yehuda in Israel, lived in LA for 13 years. He is survived by eight children, including five from his current wife, Anat, who is pregnant with

their sixth. A religious man, he had come to the airport to see a friend off to Israel, and will be buried in Israel. Vicky Chen, who died of her

wounds in the hospital, moved with her family from Israel to LA 12 years ago. She is survived by her parents and two siblings.

A compromise has been reached in Holland that will allow kosher ritual slaughter in the country. A month ago, Dutch health authorities

banned the kosher slaughter of large animals, such as bulls, with the claim that the "shechitah" process caused suffering to the animal.

Jewish communal leaders and the Dutch Health Minister recently met, HaTzofeh reports, and it was agreed that the process would be

permitted if it took no longer than three seconds. Jewish Law forbids causing animals to suffer.

Two or three Palestinian terrorists were killed when their car exploded last night in Gaza City. One of the killed was Jihad al-Omarin, head

of Fatah's Military Wing, and the second one was his bodyguard. Al-Omarin, wanted by Israel for several years, was smuggled safely into

Gaza in 1994 in Yasser Arafat's car. He is considered responsible for terrorist attacks near Gaza in 2000.

An El Al pilot on a flight from Tel Aviv to Moscow reported last night that he had seen the flash of what he thought was a rocket fired in his

direction. It happened over the Russian city of Petrovsk on the Caspian Sea. Transportation Minister Ephraim Sneh debriefed the pilot, a

former Israel Air Force pilot, and said later that he trusts him to be able to recognize a rocket when he sees one. Public Security Minister

Uzi Landau, visiting in Kiev, met today with Ukrainian officials on the matter. Israeli officials say that the plane was at no time in danger.

2. News: Voice of Judea
News We Doubt You've Seen - Views We Doubt You've Heard
Three are dead and seven wounded in the July 4 shooting attack at the LAX
El Al Ticket counter. The terrorist was identified as an Egyptian.
The pilot of an El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Moscow reported seeing a
surface-to-air missile explosion as he flew over Ukraine on Thursday,
Israel's transport minister said on Friday.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Ukraine had not conducted any
missile launches since downing a Russian airliner on a flight last October
from Tel Aviv to Novosibirsk in Siberia, killing 78 mostly Israeli
passengers, and crew.
Voice of Judea commentary: The Ukranian military is joining the worldwide
Jihad against Jews?
Upset, perhaps, about the international Jihad being waged against the
Jews, the weeping wall is- weeping.
Water has been leaking from Jerusalem's Western Wall for the sixth
straight day now, wetting a 10x40 cm area.
Ilan Ramon, a 25-year veteran IAF pilot, will this month become the first
Israeli astronaut. He is the son of Holocaust survivors. Ilan will be part
of the 5-man, 2-woman crew on the next NASA mission; he plans to keep
Kosher and observe the Sabbath according to USA Central Time.

3. Israel has 400 nukes

Thursday, July 4, 2002

A United States Air Force report asserts that Israel is building a nuclear naval force meant to respond to any nuclear strike by such

countries as Iran or Iraq.

It is the first time a U.S. military institution has stated that Israel has produced a hydrogen bomb. The number of purported Israeli nuclear

weapons cited in the report is double that of previous assessments.

The report, sponsored by the air force's Counterproliferation Center, asserts that the navy can deploy any of what it asserts is Israel's 400

atomic and hydrogen weapons, Middle East Newsline reported. The center is located in the Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.
Good News For Graduates with Federal Educational Loans - Special Offer
In a report entitled "The Third Temple's Holy of Holies: Israel's Nuclear Weapons," U.S. Army Col. Warner Farr said Israel's nuclear arsenal

has grown from an estimated 13 nuclear bombs in 1967 to 400 nuclear and thermonuclear weapons. Farr said Israel's navy could deploy

nuclear weapons on the fleet of three German-built Dolphin-class diesel submarines.

"Israel will then have a second strike capability with nuclear cruise missiles, and this capability could well change the nuclear arms race in

the Middle East," the report, which Farr said is based on unclassified sources, read. "Israeli rhetoric on the new submarines labels them

'national deterrent' assets."

The report said these nuclear missiles could have a range of 350 kilometers. Israel would try to base its nuclear naval force near Oman,

with which Israel has informal relations, the September 1999 report, which was recently published by the center, said.

"The first basing options for the new second-strike force of nuclear missile capable submarines include Oman, an Arab nation with

unofficial Israeli relations, located strategically near Iran," the report said.

The U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center was established in 1998. The center is meant to help prepare air force commanders counter

the threat from weapons of mass destruction. The report did not deem Israel's purported nuclear arsenal as a direct threat to the United


The report said Israel's Defense Ministry has requested from the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon authorization for a retaliatory

nuclear strike. Israel could also use Jordanian air space for a nuclear strike on Iran, which the report said could produce a nuclear warhead

as early as 2004.
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4. Hitler and the Euro
What's Hitler got to do with the euro? Everything
By Boris Johnson

Let us begin with a conference in Berlin in 1942, attended by economists and politicians, including Walter Funk, the Nazi economics

minister. The matter in hand was how to make use of the subject territories; and it was proposed that there should be a Europaische

Wirtschaftgesellschaft. Which means, you guessed it, a European Economic Community.

This noble-sounding idea was taken up by Albert Speer, who was then Hitler's minister for armaments. Speer was trying to think of ways

to cheer up the French, and to spur them to serve the German war effort. The French were fed up with the depredations of the dreaded

Otto Sauckel, whose idea of economic co-operation was to treat France as a reservoir for forced labour. The French workers were fleeing

their factories. They were being thoroughly bolshy. So Speer teamed up with the Vichy industry minister, Jean Bichelonne, and proposed

a compromise by which German needs could be met and French industry was not ruined.

In 1943, Bichelonne was even invited to Berlin, as a guest of the state, and - as Sir John Keegan has recounted - he and Speer discussed

plans for a common market. As he told his interrogators after the war, Speer had concluded that exploitation was inefficient. ''It would have

been the supposition," he said, "that the tariff was lifted from this large economic area and through this a mutual production was really

achieved. For any deeply thinking individual, it is clear that the tariffs we have in western Europe are unbearable. So the possibility of

production on a large scale only exists through this scheme."

There, in a nutshell, you have the dream of European economic union: get rid of the tariffs; create a gigantic single market; realise

economies of scale. As Speer told Gitta Sereny towards the end of his life: "When Bichelonne and I played with the idea of a European

Economic Union, we thought of it as Utopian. But it wasn't all that Utopian, was it?"

As it happens, the European Union that Hitler created was very far from Utopian. It was a nightmare, not only morally but also

economically. All occupied countries had to pay Germany for the costs of their occupation. These costs had to be paid in Marks, but the

German clearing bank, the Deutsche Verrechnungskasse, so grossly overvalued the Mark that the subject countries could never bridge the

deficit. That meant tax had to go up at home; of France's total wartime public expenditure, 49 per cent was on payments to Germany.

The war taught Jean Monnet, and Jacques Delors, his much younger heir, how dreadfully France could suffer under untrammelled German

economic dominance. But the Speer-Bichelonne deal suggested important institutional ways in which Germany could be tamed. That is

why, after the war, Monnet and Schuman were so determined to build novel constitutional arrangements, and they created the European

Coal and Steel Community, by which France and Germany completely ceded sovereignty over those two vital industries to a common

European institution.

It did not matter to those visionary founders that their system was not democratic. Their memories and their imaginations were full of the

war and the Hitlerian tyranny. One day Germany might grow great again, and there was only one long-term solution: to create one nation

out of many. The only way to end nationalism, they decided, was to end nations and to create the beginnings of a European state.

It was a grand vision. Fifty years on, it is hopelessly out of date. In the 1950s, the democratic objections naturally seemed trifling to

Monnet, Schuman, de Gasperi, Spaak. Better to have unaccountable European institutions, they reasoned, than another round of vicious

national sparring.

Today, to us, the prospect of German revanchism seems ludicrous and the democratic difficulties of EU integration seem very troubling. It

may be true that these objections trouble us more, precisely because we were not conquered by Hitler and did not see our democratic

institutions discredited or destroyed.

But to say that the euro has nothing to with the war, or Hitler, is absurd. It has everything to do with Hitler, and we should be grateful to the

little cinema advert for pointing it out.
* Boris Johnson is MP for Henley and editor of The Spectator

Why abortion is bad for your mental health
By Anne Atkins
(Filed: 03/07/2002)

The procedure, says the doctor, is perfectly harmless. The patient complies. Later, however, she returns and says that it has, in fact,

made her ill. Nonsense, says the doctor: you must have been ill in the first place. I wasn't, she says. Well, you're ill now, says the doctor;

and, since my operation can't possibly make anyone ill, you must have been ill beforehand.

Gillian Penny of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recently made the gloriously sweeping statement that women who

had abortions did not usually suffer psychological problems unless they were already disturbed.

Her remarks came in response to the news that a young woman was planning to sue the NHS for post-abortion psychological trauma. Dr

Penny was not the doctor who performed the operation, but she felt able to say: "I would suggest that this woman perhaps did have pre-

existing psychological problems."

It is a tenet of post-feminist liberalism that abortion is good for you - your foremothers fought for it, that's why. So any evidence that it

might have a negative effect on some women is inadmissible.

But common sense tells us that some post-abortion psychological trauma is so likely as to be almost inevitable, for numerous reasons.

Suspend, for a moment, your ideology. For most of history, to induce abortion has been a crime inspiring the deepest moral outrage;

whatever we think now of these earlier values, is it likely that, in one generation, we could eradicate all guilt at something so recently

regarded with such revulsion?

Moreover, every reader probably knows at least one woman who was initially horrified to discover herself pregnant, only to give birth to a

child on whom she subsequently doted. If despair followed by delight is such a common feature of childbearing, isn't it at least a possibility

that some women, having terminated their pregnancies, will later have regrets?

In 1996, Kitamura (Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics) demonstrated the link between abortion and ante-natal depression in subsequent

pregnancies. In the same year, Gissler et al. (British Medical Journal) reported that a woman's risk of suicide trebles after an abortion

(whereas it halves after childbirth).

Can all this be swept away, on the grounds that these women were already unstable? Are women who have abortions statistically more

likely to be psychologically vulnerable, for instance? Here, the findings are even more disturbing. In 2001, Cagnacci and Volpe (Human

Reproduction) discovered a seasonal pattern in abortions mirroring seasonal suicide (peaking in May and dipping in November), suggesting

that women are more likely to seek abortion when their mood is temporarily low. This helps explain why some women may regret an

abortion, after their seasonally depressed mood has passed.

The complaint currently being made against the NHS is that the patient in question was not told. ....What possible motive can there be for

silence on the subject?

Three reasons suggest themselves. The tackiest and most obvious is financial. Half the abortions in this country are done through private

clinics. Doctors may find the operation distasteful, but there is no denying that it is lucrative.

The second is the wording of the 1967 Abortion Act. Abortion is still illegal unless two doctors agree that the risk to the mother's mental or

physical health is greater if the pregnancy is continued....if the evidence shows that abortion can endanger her mental health more than

having an unwanted baby, this blows an enormous hole in the Act - or rather the way it is interpreted - .

Lastly, of course, there is political correctness. You can't question abortion, even though some of the risks are well established. One

study, using data from the Office of National Statistics, has estimated that there are already 16,000 women in England and Wales who

have developed breast cancer as a direct result of abortion, and this could rise to a total of 300,000 by 2023. Abortion, however, is beyond

debate: a woman's right to choose. But is it a free choice?

How many young women are driven, metaphorically as well as literally, to the clinic by someone else? Probably the most frightening

discovery of all (Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 1989) is that women instigate only 30 per cent of abortions. The rest are suggested

by parents (seven per cent), friends (10 per cent), doctors (20 per cent) and (an appalling 33 per cent) partners - partners who will not

suffer the adverse effects.

6. More News: Arutz-7
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Sunday, July 7, 2002 / Tammuz 27, 5762
Today was not a quiet day in the ongoing Oslo War, especially in Gaza. Alert IDF soldiers thwarted an attempt by four heavily-armed

Arabs to infiltrate the northern Gaza community of Elei Sinai this morning. A tank crew witnessed the terrorists making their way towards

the community and began firing in their direction. Two of the terrorists were caught, but two managed to escape to PA-controlled territory.

Interrogation of the first two showed that they also planned to carry out a suicide attack in Netiv HaAsarah, north of the Gaza Strip in pre

-'67 Israel.
Troops in northern Gaza found a triple-barrel anti-tank rocket launcher yesterday. It was aimed at a Jewish community in the area, and a

detonated missile was found nearby. The device was neutralized without incident. Another launcher of this type was also found over the

weekend near Netzarim… In other attacks, an IDF outpost near N'vei Dekalim and an army patrol near Rafiach were attacked, though no

one was hurt... Terrorists fired at least three mortar shells at Jewish communities in Gaza last night; no one was hurt…

Over the weekend, at least five Arabs planning to carry out suicide attacks in Israeli cities were apprehended on Friday, in various

locations throughout Yesha (Judea, Samaria, and Gaza). Soldiers also uncovered and destroyed bomb-making factories in the PLO-

controlled towns of Ramallah and Shechem yesterday. Inside the factories were hundreds of bombs, grenades, and homemade

At around 2 AM this morning Arab stone throwers targeted an Israeli motorist traveling north between Jerusalem and Shilo; he was

unhurt... Arabs also threw a bomb at an IDF force west of Bethlehem; no one was hurt.

This week promises to be a very productive week for Aliyah [immigration to Israel]. Among the 835 new immigrants expected to arrive in

Israel this week are 301 from the former Soviet Union, 60 from Argentina, 15 from Canada - and 359 who are arriving on a special flight from

the United States. The group will arrive on a special El Al flight organized by the Nefesh B'Nefesh organization, with help from the Jewish

Agency, the Ministry of Absorption, and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Another 170 American Jews are planning

Aliyah this summer in the Nefesh B'Nefesh framework.
The Jewish Agency reports that the American media has been showing great interest in the fact that Jews are making aliyah today. Two

somewhat contradictory motivations were noted: a desire to show genuine solidarity with Israel during difficult times, and the threatened

attacks on Jewish institutions in the US.
Aliyah from France is also particularly impressive this summer. Last week, 64 French Jews came to live in Israel, and some 400 French

Jews have already made pilot tours to Israel this year. These include a group of 19 physicians, pharmacists, and physiotherapists who

arrived last week. Towards the end of this month, a group of some 45 French dentists will arrive on a similar pilot tour.

"Jerusalem News"-70

1. Churchill
2. Pakistan Rape-1
3. Michael Medved: Culture Clash
4. Pakistan Rape-2
5. News

1. Churchill
" You chose disgrace in fear of war -- you got disgrace and war as well."
-Winston Churchill

2. Pakistan Rape-1

Rape of Christian teen ignored
Pakistani girl reportedly assaulted by influential Muslim landlord
Posted: July 7, 2002
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com

The rape of a 16-year-old girl in Pakistan has been ignored by police because she is a Christian, according to Assist News Service and

Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

Shakeela Siddique, a Christian from Fatewala village in the northeastern Gujranwala district, was reportedly raped by an influential local

Muslim landlord in February.

According to the report, Siddique was traumatized and kept quiet about the attack. She later discovered she was pregnant and had an

illegal abortion to avoid the social stigma. Subsequently, reports ANS, Siddique suffered from severe depression.

When the girl's father attempted to confront the alleged rapist, he reportedly was beaten. He told Christian Liberation Front, a Pakistani

human rights group: "My everything has been ruined as my daughter is now a living corpse. No Christian in our village dares to raise his

voice against the Muslim landlords."

There are about 150 Muslim families and 50 Christian families living in Fatewala, says the ANS report, and most of the Christians are poor

peasants employed by Muslims.

In February 2001, Naira Nadia, a 14-year-old Christian girl, was kidnapped and gang raped by a group of Muslim men, apparently as a

reprisal for sharing her faith with her school friends. According to the report, Nadia was forced to convert to Islam, and her parents were

sent a certificate of conversion. She has been missing for nearly 17 months.

In Pakistan, women who have been raped are at risk of being accused of committing adultery, the penalty for which is death by stoning.

According to the ANS report, to successfully defend a charge of adultery, the burden falls on the victim to prove rape, requiring four adult

Muslim males to testify that they have witnessed the act.


3. Michael Medved: Culture Clash
<http://wnd.com/images2/MICHAELMEDVED.GIF> <http://wnd.com/images/Medved,_Michael.jpg> [WND Exclusive Commentary]

Baby bomber backs Bush plan
© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com

The controversial image of a wide-eyed toddler provides unlikely support for the Bush initiative on the Middle East.

That photograph, distributed by the Israeli army and published around the world, shows a chubby-cheeked baby no more than 18 months

old, wearing a red Hamas headband, two bandoleers of bullets, and a tiny explosive belt ­ the full regalia of a homicide bomber.

The Israelis found the picture in a photo album in the West Bank city of Hebron, while searching the home of a wanted Palestinian militant.

At first, local authorities dismissed the image as incendiary fraud. "This is cheap Israeli propaganda," declared Palestinian Information

Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo. "These photos can easily be forged and distributed, and this has been done by the Israeli media several

times before."

Within 24 hours, however, Palestinian leaders acknowledged the photo's authenticity and the child's uncle, filmed in low light to conceal

his identity, even participated in an interview with British television. "It was originally taken during a rally or a graduation party at the

university," he explained. A cousin of the child suggested that the family dressed the baby in the outfit of a homicide bomber simply "for

fun." He told reporters: "What's all the fuss about? It was all a joke!"

Of course, most parents outside the death-obsessed culture of Palestinian terrorism might fail to see the humor in posing a toddler as a

suicidal killer, but intifada "wit" often runs to the macabre. Last September, Hamas unveiled an exhibit at An Najah University, celebrating

the homicide bombing at Jerusalem's Sbarro Pizza which killed 15 people, including six children. This "installation art" honored the

Qassami Brigades (the Hamas military wing behind the bombing) with a replica of the devastated restaurant ­ complete with shattered

tables splashed with fake blood, severed body parts dangling from the ceiling, and a mannequin of the dead bomber holding a Koran. A

banner above the grotesque re-creation proudly proclaimed: "Qassami Pizza is More Delicious."

Palestinian officials not only indulge such repugnant humor, but try to blame the depravity on Israel. Concerning the baby bomber, Labor

Minster Ghassan Khatib told the Associated Press that Israel had distributed the photo to "tell the world that the Palestinians are teaching

their children how to hate Israel and how to act against Israel ­ and I just want to say that is correct." While insisting that he personally

opposes suicide bombings, Khatib explained that they represent one "unfortunate but inevitable" result of Israeli policy.

If bloodthirsty attacks on women and children are indeed "inevitable," then Palestinians and their leaders bear no responsibility for shaping

their offspring into suicidal mass killers. This argument turns individual Palestinians into something less than human ­ no more capable of

controlling their own murderous instincts than wild beasts.

No wonder that President Bush unequivocally declared that progress toward peace remains impossible until Palestinians reject such logic,

and "elect new leaders, leaders not compromised by terror."

The picture of the toddler terrorist, however, suggests some of the difficulties facing the U.S. in establishing new leadership. The president

suggests that international aid could transform the situation by addressing the appalling poverty afflicting Palestinians. Yet a close

examination of the photograph of the child in his "martyr" costume shows the cute, cuddly, matching baby outfit, and brand new toddler

tennis shoes, you'd expect to find in a middle-class American family. The very presence of a camera, capturing color images in crisp

detail, shows that the Palestinian home in question already enjoyed options all-but-unknown to the half the world's population rightly

described as "the wretched of the earth."

In fact, United Nations' figures show that the Palestinian Authority, buoyed by generous U.S. and European aid, enjoyed one of the most

rapidly rising standards of living anywhere in the Arab world until the current intifada deliberately disrupted the peace process and wrecked

the economy. The Palestinians, in other words, chose mass murder over making money, and they might well do so again.

In demonstrating this preference, they honor an ancient but evil tradition. Despite skepticism from modern anthropologists and historians,

Palestinians claim descent from the Canaanites of biblical times ­ particularly the warlike arch-enemies of the ancient Hebrews, the

Philistines, who inspired the Greek name for the region, "Palestina." Among favorite forms of idol worship practiced by inhabitants of

Canaan nearly 3,000 years ago (and repeatedly condemned in the Bible), local populations built a savage cult around the fierce deity

Moloch, who demanded the fiery human sacrifice of innocent children.

Too many of today's Palestinians embrace the same cruel values, as mothers celebrate the death of their own offspring who joyously blow

themselves up in order to slaughter strangers, and fathers scorn opportunities for prosperity in their obscene eagerness to sacrifice yet

another generation to the barbaric flames.

4. Pakistan Rape-2
source: Maariv (8.7.02) Arik Bacher):
In the village of Mirwalla 600 kilometer south of Islamabad, Pakistan, on the 22 of June 2002, the local village assembly of elders got

They were discussing the case of a 13 year old boy who was seen walking with a girl from a tribe of superior rank to his own.
It was decided to punish the family of the boy. The father of the boy was called in. Then one of the sisters of the boy was grabbed and

brought before the council.
Four of the elders of the council stripped the clothes of the girl off her and raped her with the father forced to look at what was happening.

Other members of the village council stood by and urged the rapists on.
The girl was then forced to walk naked through the village to her home while members of the village jeered her. The chances of the girl to

ever marry since what has happened to her are very slim.
The Pakistani police have arrested some members of the council who were responsible. The president of Pakistan, Peroz Mussaraff, will

give the girl $8000 to help her
out in some way.

Contrary to reports the present Government of Pakistan really may be attempting to curb barbarism and Islamic extremism in Pakistan but

its hands are tied by relative lack of public support and some dissension in its own ranks.

From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 / Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av 5762
US Senator Bob Graham, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, implied last night that the US should consider the option of

bombing Syria. Sen. Graham told an NBC interviewer yesterday the U.S. must "deal with these training camps that have developed

particularly in Syria and Lebanon where the next generation of terrorists are being prepared."
Asked if the U.S should "now go into Syria and Lebanon and eliminate those training camps," the Senator responded, "I think we should

first give the Syrians and the Lebanese an opportunity to clean up their own house, but then I think that is a much more immediate threat

to the security of the United States of America in my judgment than Saddam Hussein."

The Knesset passed a bill yesterday forbidding cable and satellite provides to broadcast pornographic channels, even on a pay-per-view

basis. While a ruling last year deemed pornographic channels illegal, cable and satellite companies had been technically permitted to offer

such material on pay-per-view television. The bill passed by a 44-20 count, and was backed by the religious and Arab parties, as well as

other MKs.
MK Yigal Bibi (National Religious Party), one of the bill's main sponsors, told Arutz-7's Josh Hasten today that he is very satisfied that the

bill has passed: "We have been working on this issue [banning all forms of televised pornography] for a full year, and we hope that it will

have a positive impact on society." Bibi explained that the law is set to take effect in thirty days' time.
In other educationally-oriented Knesset work, MK Zevulun Orlev (NRP), Chairman of the Knesset Education Committee, has asked the

Teachers Unions to agree to advance the beginning of the school year two months from now. Orlev noted that opening the school year on

Sep. 1 this year allows only five days of study before Rosh HaShanah. "We must enable our students to properly enter the school routine

in order that they have time to study the Jewish holidays and their significance," Orlev said. "It is inconceivable that in a Jewish State,

there be no connection between the opening of the school year and the Jewish calendar." The Teachers Unions said they would give

careful consideration to the idea of opening the school year five days earlier than planned, and would respond to Orlev within a few days.

"Jerusalem News"-71
1. Egyptian Arms Smuggling Tunnels
2. IDF Officer Killed
3. One Nation Plays the Great Game Alone


1. Egyptian Arms Smuggling Tunnels
From: imra@imra.org.il

Steel plated underground walls may be the answer to Rafah tunnels
By Amos Harel Ha'aretz 4 July 2002
About once a week, the IDF reports success at uncovering a smugglers'
tunnel on the Israeli-Egyptian border opposite Rafah. In the last three
months, a systematic effort has led to the discovery of 11 such tunnels,
used to smuggle arms, ammunition, explosives, cigarettes, appliances and
presumably drugs. The Desert Reconnaissance Unit, the Engineering Corps,
Givati's Reconnaissance Regiment and other units have been involved in the
effort. For the army the tunnels are considered Gaza's number one security
According to the IDF, some 40 tunnels are operating between Rafah and the Egyptian side of
the border.

2. IDF Officer Killed
IDF Officer Killed This Morning In An Operation In The Southern Gaza Strip
IDF Spokesperson 10 July 2002
An IDF officer, Cpt. Hagai (Hayim) Lev, 24 years old from Jerusalem, was
killed this morning during an IDF operation in the southern part of the Gaza
Strip, near the Israeli-Egyptian border.
The funeral will take place today, Wednesday, 10 July 2002 at 19:30 at the
military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.
Cpt. Lev was a part of an IDF force searching for underground tunnels used
in weapon smuggling. The soldiers were fired upon from a nearby building.
Cpt. Hagai was hit and evacuated to a hospital, where he later died from his
It should be stressed that this operation was being conducted in a territory
defined by international treaties as under full Israeli authority, both in
defense and civilian related issues.

One Nation Plays the Great Game Alone
IF anyone in the United Nations still believed that the United States sees itself as part of the family of nations, and not as its patriarch, last

week may have come as a rude awakening.

First, to the great dismay of its closest European allies, the Bush administration threatened to block all United Nations peacekeeping

missions as they come up for renewal unless American peacekeepers are granted immunity from prosecution by the International Criminal

Court, which came into being on Monday.

The allies responded with howls of outrage, accusing the United States of trying to stand above international law and promoting double

standards. Then, reports surfaced in Washington that planning for a large-scale invasion of Iraq had reached an advanced stage even

though most European governments have cautioned against such an invasion and none of the nations that would be expected to assist

American troops as staging areas have been formally consulted.

In fact, as last week's events point up, a double standard is precisely what the Bush administration is pursuing. As the world's lone

superpower, the United States is increasingly the main guarantor of global security and economic well-being, administration officials

contend. To treat it like any other country would defy reality, they say.

"The United States plays a role in the world unlike any other," Richard A. Boucher, the State Department spokesman, told reporters last

week in explaining the administration's position on the criminal court. "Therefore this affects us unlike any other nation."

To many foreign policy experts, that worldview is a natural outgrowth of America's preeminent position in the post-Soviet world, which it

dominates militarily, economically and culturally. And while many of these scholars fault the Bush administration for a brusque, even

arrogant brinkmanship at the United Nations, far fewer blame it for trying to control the international rules of the road. That, they say, is

what all great powers have done through the ages.

"You hear Europeans say Bush is a cowboy from Texas," said William C. Wohlforth, an associate professor of government at Dartmouth.

"But when the Europeans were at the top of the international heap, they were hard-bitten realists about using power, and it was the United

States that was trying to outlaw war."

In an article in the July issue of Foreign Affairs, Professor Wohlforth and a Dartmouth colleague, Stephen G. Brooks, argue that the United

States' military and economic dominance over the world is no longer even debatable.

They note that in 2003, the United States will spend more on the Pentagon, about $400 billion, than the next 15 largest militaries

combined. And its economy is twice as large as its closest rival, Japan. No other nation in history, they contend, has exerted so much

military power over the land, sea and air, while also dominating the global economy.

"Today," they write, "the United States has no rival in any critical dimension of power."

That disparity, says Robert Kagan, a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace who lives in Brussels, has

caused Europe and many other nations to depend increasingly on American power for their security and prosperity. As a result, Mr. Kagan

asserts, the United States must remain free to use its power at will, lest the world fall prey to lawlessness and brutality.

THE United States must sometimes play by the rules of a Hobbesian world, even though in doing so it violates European norms," Mr.

Kagan wrote in the June-July edition of Policy Review. "And it must sometimes act unilaterally, not out of a passion for unilateralism but,

given a weak Europe that has moved beyond power, because the United States has no choice but to act unilaterally."

As Sept. 11 demonstrated, America's vast power also makes it a target of resentment on many fronts _ religious, economic, political and

military. Indeed, the Bush administration argued that the International Criminal Court could be used to prosecute politically motivated

cases against Americans.

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"Jerusalem News"-72
1. "The Death of bin Ladenism" by Amir Taheri?
3. New Jewish-Christian alliance launched
4. News

1. "The Death of bin Ladenism" by Amir Taheri
The New York Times, July 11, 2002

Osama bin Laden is dead. The news first came from sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan almost six months ago: the fugitive

died in December and was buried in the mountains of southeast Afghanistan. Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, echoed the

information. The remnants of Osama's gang, however, have mostly stayed silent, either to keep Osama's ghost alive or because they have

no means of communication.

With an ego the size of Mount Everest, Osama bin Laden would not have, could not have, remained silent for so long if he were still alive.

He always liked to take credit even for things he had nothing to do with. Would he remain silent for nine months and not trumpet his own


Even if he is still in the world, bin Ladenism has left for good. Mr. bin Laden was the public face of a brand of politics that committed

suicide in New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, killing thousands of innocent people in the process.

What were the key elements of that politics?

The first was a cynical misinterpretation of Islam that began decades ago with such anti-Western ideologues as Maulana Maudoodi of

Pakistan and Sayyid Qutb of Egypt. Although Mr. Maudoodi and Mr. Qutb were not serious thinkers, they could at least offer a coherent

ideology based on a narrow reading of Islamic texts. Their ideas about Western barbarism and Muslim revival, distilled down to bin

Ladenism, became mere slogans designed to incite zealots to murder.

The second element that made Mr. bin Laden possible was easy money, largely from wealthy individuals in the Persian Gulf area who

believed that they were buying a place in the hereafter while protecting themselves against political opposition in this world. Some paid

because they believed they were helping poor and oppressed Muslims. Others paid so militants would go and spend their energies far

away from home.

The third element that made bin Ladenist terror possible was the encouraging, or at least complacent, attitude of several governments. The

Taliban in Afghanistan began by hosting Mr. bin Laden and ended up becoming his life-and-death buddies. The Pakistanis were also

supportive because they wanted to dominate Afghanistan and make life hard for the Indians by sending holy warriors to Kashmir. The

Sudanese government was sympathetic, if not actually supportive, and offered at least a safe haven. This was also the case in Yemen,

where in November 2000 I accidentally ran into a crowd of Qaeda militants who had flown in from Pakistan for a gathering.

We now know that Qaeda cells operated, often quite openly, in Muslim countries from Indonesia and Malaysia to Morocco and Tunisia,

without being bothered by anyone. The fall of the Taliban means the gang no longer has a secure base. All the other countries are also

closed, and in some cases even hostile.

The fourth element was the mistaken practice of many Western powers that sheltered the terrorists in the name of freedom of expression

and dissent. We now know that London was a critical haven for Al Qaeda. The murder of the Afghan resistance leader Ahmed Shah

Massoud was planned in London. Qaeda militants operated in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and Italy without significant


The fifth element that made bin Ladenism possible was the West's, especially America's, perceived weakness if not actual cowardice. A

joke going around militant Islamist circles until last year was that the only thing the Americans would do if attacked was to sue. That

perception no longer exists. The Americans, supported by one of the largest coalitions in history, have shown they will use force against

their enemies even if that means a long and difficult war.

The sixth element of bin Ladenism was the illusion in most Western nations that they could somehow remain unaffected by the violence

unleashed by fanatical terrorists against so many Muslim nations from Indonesia to Algeria.

Mr. bin Laden could survive and prosper only in a world in which these elements existed. That world is gone. Mr. bin Laden's ghost may

linger on perhaps because Washington and Islamabad will find it useful. President Bush's party has a crucial election to win and Pervez

Musharraf is keen to keep Pakistan in the limelight as long as possible.

But the truth is that Osama bin Laden is dead.

Amir Taheri, editor of the Paris-based journal Politique Internationale, is a frequent contributor to the "Arab News" of Jidda, Saudi Arabia.

From: imra@imra.org.il

TEL AVIV [MENL] -- A new Israeli report relayed to the United States
details what officials term has been Saudi financing for Palestinian
The report is based on Palestinian Authority documents captured during
the Israeli military offensive in the West Bank in April. The documents
detail the flow of funds by Saudi government institutions to Hamas and
Islamic Jihad. The PA did not receive direct Saudi funding, according to the
"The documents clearly unveil that Saudi Arabia transferred inter alia
large sums of money in a systematic and ongoing manner to families of
suicide terrorists to the Hamas organization and to persons and entities
identified with Hamas," the Israeli report, which has been relayed to the
United States, said.
A source of funding for Hamas, the report said, was the Riyad-based
Saudi Committee for Support of the Palestinian Uprising, Al Quds, an
organization headed by Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz.
The committee reported the transfer of $55.7 million mostly to the families
of suicide bombers and to the families of imprisoned or injured Palestinian

3. New Jewish-Christian alliance launched
From: Eliezer <ctsplus@idig.net>

New Jewish-Christian alliance launched
Effort to support Israel led by Daniel Lapin, Gary Bauer
By Rabbi Daniel Lapin July 11, 2002 WorldNetDaily.com
Two influential leaders in the traditional-values policy arena have
launched a new effort to promote a Jewish-Christian partnership in support
of Israel.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, head of Toward Tradition, and Gary Bauer, former GOP
presidential candidate, will co-chair the American Alliance of Jews and
Christians, or AAJC. A statement released yesterday calls the effort "a
unique synthesis of Jewish authenticity and Christian grass-roots muscle."
"Let us remember that friendship is a two-way street," Lapin said in the
statement. "American Christians consistently stand by Israel, and while
they ask nothing in return, they deserve friendship and support from
American Jews. Christians seek an America that is strong both morally and
materially, as do Jews, and such an America is the best friend Israel can
The new cooperative, headquartered in Washington, D.C., will have an
immediate constituency via Bauer's approximately 100,000-strong e-mail
list. According to the statement, the advisory board of the organization
will include Dr. James Dobson, Charles Colson, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, the
Rev. Pat Robertson, Pastor Rick Scarborough, as well as Rabbi Barry
Freundel, Rabbi David Novak, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Michael Medved, John
Uhlmann and Jack Abramoff.
Said Bauer, "I believe this new project will help ensure the alliance of
America and Israel while also building a movement of Jews and Christians
for traditional values. These values come from the God of Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob, Who gave Israel to the Jewish people and Who inspired the
founding of America."
Bauer led the Family Research Council for several years before running for
president in 2000. He also is a former domestic policy adviser to President
Ronald Reagan.
As reported by WorldNetDaily, Toward Tradition last month published a
pamphlet entitled "Enemies or Allies? Why American Jews Should Learn to
Stop Worrying and Love Conservative Christians," a document that embodies
the guiding principles of the new organization. Toward Tradition describes
itself as a "national coalition of Jews and Christians advocating practicalTorah solutions to modern American problems."

4. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Thursday, July 11, 2002 / Menachem Av 2, 5762
Funeral Services were held last night for 24-year-old IDF Capt. Haggai Chaim Lev. Lev was killed yesterday when Arabs, waiting in

ambush, opened fire on him and his Givati reconnaissance unit engaged in searching for arms-smuggling tunnels near the Egyptian

border. Following the incident, soldiers arrested three wanted Arabs in the area of the shooting. Lev, whose wife gave birth to a baby girl

just three weeks ago, grew up in the Gush Etzion community of Efrat. Efrat's Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin yesterday dedicated his weekly

Arutz-7 Torah Thought to the memory of Capt. Lev. The talk can be heard at


Ma'ariv newspaper editorialized today about the mission in which Capt. Lev was engaged when he was killed, namely, that of uncovering

tunnels used to smuggle weapons and ammunition into Gaza from Egypt. "Stopping the flow of weapons from Egypt is a vital interest of

the highest degree in the efforts to restore quiet and stability to the region," the paper writes - and accuses the Egyptian authorities of

investing very little, if any, real effort in plugging the tunnels and halting the flow of weapons through them. "There is no doubt that on more

than one occasion, Egyptian security force personnel have turned a blind eye as large quantities of military equipment make their way to

the tunnels... Egypt cannot avoid responsibility for what happens on the border."
An officer in the unit engaged in the anti-tunnels operation said today that dozens of tunnels have been dug in the Rafiach area, and the

area has become the PA's main supply line for weapons. Many of the tunnels open up into the many populated Arab buildings in the area,

and homes that are found to have openings to tunnels are destroyed. Only about 12-15 such tunnels have been found in the last few


Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, meeting with Danish officials in Copenhagen, was presented with the latest European Middle East peace

plan today. Denmark now holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, but its plan is very similar to, and not meant to compete

with, that which U.S. President George Bush spoke about last month in his public address.
Highly-placed security sources have intimated that intensive negotiations are already taking place in Europe. Israel's General Security

Service head Ami Ayalon and others are meeting with leading Arabs from Judea and Samaria, according to the report, and on the agenda

are the internationalization of Jerusalem and a return to the 1967 borders. Speaking on Tuesday at the new Chief-of-Staff ceremony, Prime

Minister Ariel Sharon said, "It is likely that a window of hope has opened, and we have no intention of missing it."

Several bombs were found in Gaza today, including two very large ones in the north that weighed a total of 120 kilograms of explosives...

Arabs fired at an IDF patrol near Nachal Oz this afternoon; no one was hurt… Security forces last night arrested ten Arabs in the Shechem

area - including several terrorists planning to launch suicide attacks... Among several terrorists arrested near Hevron yesterday was the

man responsible for the May 22 terrorist attack in Rishon LeTzion in which two Israelis were killed.
The IDF would not comment today on Lebanese reports that two IDF jeeps and another vehicle entered Lebanese territory this afternoon,

made their way to the site of a former IDF base several hundred meters from the border, and returned some ten minutes later. This

followed Hizbullah's latest effort to drag Israel into a military clash by firing anti-aircraft shells at Israel Air Force planes this morning. The

planes, flying in what used to be the western sector of the security zone in southern Lebanon, were not hit.
In other war news of last night, a Jewish motorist escaped injury when Arabs hurled firebombs at his vehicle in the Shomron near the

Rantis Junction… Arabs on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City threw rocks at police… An IDF position near Kfar Darom in Israel's

southern Mediterranean coastal area was targeted by gunfire… Soldiers re-imposing a curfew on the PLO-controlled town of Jenin were

targeted with an explosive device and a firebomb. No injuries were reported in any of these incidents.
The military curfews on Ramallah and Bethlehem were off this morning, and residents were permitted to stock up on necessary supplies.

The curfews on Jenin, Tul Karem, Kalkilye and Shechem have continued almost un-interrupted.
An Arab woman accomplice to a female suicide terrorist was arrested today. The detainee, from Shechem, was brought to Bituniya on

Feb. 26 by a terrorist organization in order to place the explosives pack on a suicide terrorist who killed herself the next day at Maccabim

Junction. Three policemen were injured in that blast, but their alertness helped save many lives - as her plan was to commit a mass attack

in central Israel. She had refused to have a man place the explosives pack on her.

For the third time in two months, a booby-trapped sign against Jews in Russia has caused injury to well-meaning passersby - but this time

it was fatal. A Russian navy officer was killed yesterday when he tried to remove a sign in a town not far from Kaliningrad. The sign, dug

into the grass near his home, stated derogatorily that a man living in the area was a Jew. The officer tried to remove the sign, somehow

triggering a hidden explosive to detonate. He was killed, and another woman passing by was seriously injured. In an earlier incident, a

woman was temporarily blinded when she attempted to uproot a similar sign; public and private Israeli sources helped fly her to Israel and

receive treatment that restored her sight. Two Russians were injured in a similar incident several days ago.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon is against the expulsion of Yasser Arafat. He told a closed forum of Central Command officers

yesterday that expelling the arch-terrorist would restore his "legitimacy," and that Israel would be better off continuing to ignore him and

allowing him to "wither away." Yaalon's predecessor, Lt.-Gen. (res.) Sha'ul Mofaz, was a strong proponent of deporting Arafat...
An Israeli search-and-rescue team set off this morning for the Siberian peninsula of Taymyr to help search for a missing Russian helicopter

that disappeared last night. The plane was carrying 13 geologists and 8 crew members. Moscow reports that inclement weather conditions

are making search operations difficult...
Firefighting teams, including planes, are on the scene at the Gamla Nature Reserve in the Golan, fighting a large fire that went out of

control. Gamla is the reconstructed site of a Jewish last-stand battle against the Romans around the time of the destruction of the Second

Temple over 1,930 years ago...
Hebrew News Editor: Yaakov Klein
English News Editor: Hillel Fendel

"Jerusalem News"-73

1. News
2. European boycott targets Israeli universities
3. British Boycott of Israeli Produce
5. Racist rapes by Moslems in Australia

1. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Friday, July 12, 2002 / Menachem Av 3, 5762

An IDF force found and destroyed yet another arms-smuggling tunnel in southern Gaza last night. One of the commanding officers of the

tunnels-searching unit said that the network of tunnels is the "oxygen of the Palestinian Authority's entire system of war materials… Day

and night, we are constantly engaged in searching for these tunnels, including going into houses; it could be that under the living room rug

is an opening to a tunnel by which PA elements smuggle arms in from Egypt."
Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, leader of the Labor Party, says that the only way to prevent the resumption of mass terrorist

attacks is to keep the IDF in the Yesha cities for an extended period. He said last night that the IDF knows of car bombs being readied, as

well as "approximately 15 suicide bombers, and perhaps more, who are ready to perpetrate attacks in Israel."

From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Sunday, July 14, 2002 / Av 5, 5762

IDF forces prevented two major attacks over the weekend. Near the PLO-controlled town of Kalkilye, reserve soldiers spotted a suspicious

vehicle on Friday night making its way towards the Kalkilye/Kfar Sava junction. They fired warning shots at the car, and the three Arab

passengers ran out and fled on foot back towards Kalkilye. The vehicle, with Israeli license plates, was later found to contain four powerful

bombs, gas canisters and nails. An IDF tank crew fired a shell at the car, setting off the explosives - and leaving witnesses aghast at what

could have happened had the car succeeded in reaching its destination in central Israel.
Last night, a bit further east, police were on high alert in the Um el-Fahm area after receiving word of a possible suicide attack in the offing.

Sure enough, around 10:30 PM, an Arab opened fire at a Border Guard jeep, causing damage to the vehicle. The troops returned fire; the

terrorist eventually surrendered and led them to his suicide-explosives belt and an IDF uniform that he had hidden. He admitted that he had

intended to commit a suicide attack in Afula, but when he could find no way to get there, he decided to target Border Police instead.
The high alert was removed, but Police Chief Shlomo Aharonishki said that police remain on high terrorist-attack alert in several locations

throughout Israel's Sharon region, north of Tel-Aviv. Hosting members of the Knesset Law Committee during a visit to national police

headquarters today, Aharonishki said that there are still many active "hot terror warnings" in major cities nationwide.

Dr. Eilat Mazar, an active member of the Committee Against the Destruction of Temple Mount Artifacts, has been outspoken against the

Moslem Waqf's attempted destruction of Jewish history at Judaism's holy site, the Temple Mount. She apprised Arutz-7's Ariel Aviv of the

situation at present:
"The large-scale destruction of artifacts has stopped, and the trucks have stopped carting away tons of valuable debris, but the situation is

still bad: There is no supervision whatsoever on the Temple Mount. We have no way of knowing what is going on underground in the large

caverns, where the Waqf had been making preparations to build and make major changes...

"The Arab press is full of lies denying Judaism's claim to the Temple Mount. They say it is an ancient mosque - not from the times of

Abraham, but from the times of Adam and Eve! I did not make that up, that's what they say. Their stated goal is to turn the entire Temple

Mount compound - all 144 dunams [about 36 acres] - into an active mosque that no one can fight against. And they are doing so, and no

one is stopping it; new mosques have already been built there… From my work in the nearby City of David and the vicinity, I am certain

that remnants of the First and Second Temples, and of other periods, are found there under the Temple Mount - yet the Moslems took out

20,000 tons of excavations from there [last year] and threw it in the garbage! This has stopped of late, but the government absolutely must

take action to preserve this site."

Toronto police have apparently arrested a member of a neo-Nazi group in connection with the murder early this morning of an Israeli

resident of Toronto. The victim, a father of six, was stabbed to death in or outside a Jewish pizza shop in the Canadian city while

celebrating his 49th birthday.
In another hate crime, a synagogue in the town of Swansea, Wales, was targeted this past Thursday. Vandals destroyed at least one

Torah scroll and painted swastikas on the wall, and also attempted to set the building ablaze. Synagogue officials said that a 300-year-old

Torah scroll was torn apart and left outside the synagogue.

The Christian Coalition, an American group outspoken in its positions against U.S. domestic matters such as abortion and the

homosexual agenda, has decided to "go foreign." At its Road to Victory convention in Washington three months from now, the group will

also sponsor a "Christian Support for Israel" rally opposing the establishment of a Palestinian state. Over 100,000 Christian friends of

Israel, including Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Rep. Tom Delay (R-Texas), Alan Keyes, Pat Robertson and others, are expected to

participate. Jewish leaders were not invited to speak at the gathering, to emphasize the solely-Christian nature of this show of support for

A strong supporter of US President Bush in the last election, the Christian Coalition also plans to ask that the U.S. Embassy be

immediately moved to Jerusalem - as per Bush's election commitments - and that Jerusalem remain the "undivided" capital of Israel.

Another concern of the group is the ongoing harassment of Christians in PA territories. The Christian Coalition said in a statement that it is

"committed to Israel's survival... You can have a Palestinian state or you can have a Jewish state. You cannot have both."

Israel Police and the IDF took another swipe at PLO car-theft efforts in a joint effort this past Friday, arresting four top ringleaders of the

thriving industry. Israeli cars are stolen and brought to Palestinian Authority-controlled areas at a rate of over 2,000 each month. In the

operation at the end of last week, the police recovered many stolen vehicles, including cars, two trucks, three tractors, and three cranes.

July 12, 2002
European boycott targets Israeli universities <http://images.washtimes.com/images/blackline-small.gif>
By Jill Lawless

LONDON — Hundreds of European academics have called for a boycott of Israeli universities to protest treatment of the Palestinians

— a move that has led to the firing of two Israelis from British publications and prompted charges of discrimination and intellectual

Boycott supporters say they are exerting political pressure on the Israeli government. But Miriam Shlesinger says she is a victim of

academic discrimination. Miss Shlesinger, a lecturer in translation studies at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, was fired from the journal

Translator by an editor who supports the boycott.

Steven Rose, a professor at Britain's Open University who helped start the campaign, likens it to the cultural and sporting sanctions

imposed on apartheid South Africa.
"We are concerned with boycotting or refusing to collaborate with Israeli institutions," Mr. Rose told British Broadcasting Corp. radio.

"Unfortunately, institutions are expressed through individuals. That means that some of our friends are actually going to suffer for it."
More than 750 academics — most from Europe, but including 10 from Israel — have signed the petition or a related one calling for a

moratorium on European Union cultural and scientific ties to Israel until Israel abides by U.N. resolutions and opens "serious peace

negotiations with the Palestinians."

3. British Boycott of Israeli Produce
British supermarkets have been barred from selling produce from Jewish settlements in Judea, Samaria and Gaze (the West Bank and

Gaza Strip) under a "Produce from Israel" label. The newspaper says that Britain's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has

issued the directive regarding the sale of cherry tomatoes, baby potatoes, avocados, fruit juice and flowers grown in settlements. The

directive is quoted as saying that "supermarket customers over here raised questions about produce with supermarkets, who raised it with

us. Produce from these occupied territories ought not to be labeled 'Produce of Israel', because the territories are not recognised as part of

Israel's Foreign Ministry was quoted as saying Israel was weighing its response. However, some peace activists welcomed the measure.

"This is a very important step because this, in fact, is the crux of the issue," said Adam Keller, of Gush Shalom. "The issue is very simple:

are these territories inside Israel, or are they not part of Israel?"
(Guardian Newspaper Website, July 8, 2002)



By Mark Steyn - National Post - July 8, 2002
I'm a dead white male, as you can tell from the above
picture. Suppose on Martin Luther King Day I went to
the offices of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People and shot the receptionists.
How many nano-seconds do you think it would take before
the attack was being characterized as racially motivated?
Your top Olympic hotshot could ingest every steroid on
the planet and he couldn't beat that time.
Suppose it was Judy Garland's birthday and I went to
my local gay bathhouse and opened fire on the fetching
young men handing out the towels. How many minutes
would tick by before the word "homophobia" was heard?
Or suppose it was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and
me and my semi-automatic swung by the abortion clinic...
Well, you get the idea. On the Fourth of July (hint) a
guy went to the airport in Los Angeles, sauntered up to
the ticket counter of El Al (hint) and fatally shot two
people and wounded three. How many folks hearing the
news on a quickie radio update honestly expected it to
be anyone other than a Muslim male of Middle Eastern
origin? Obviously, Underperformin' Norman Mineta, the
scrupulously sensitivity-trained U.S. Transportation
Secretary, would have been wary of jumping to
conclusions. Were he running the LAPD, he'd have
pulled in a couple of elderly nuns and Kelli-Sue,
a trainee hairdresser from Des Moines.
But, fortunately for the final death toll, El Al has
its own security and so the suspect, after firing 10
rounds, was himself killed. And whaddaya know? He wasn't
an elderly nun but a 41-year-old Egyptian male! His name
wasn't Kellie-Sue, it was Hesham Mohamed Hadayet!
This stunning development seems to have completely
disoriented the FBI. I quote from The New York Times
headline: "Officials Puzzled About Motive Of Airport Gunman."
Hmm. Egyptian Muslim kills Jews on American national
holiday. Best not to jump to conclusions. Denial
really is a river in Egypt. "It appears he went there
with the intention of killing people," said Richard
Garcia, the Bureau's agent in charge. "Why he did
that we are still trying to determine."
CNN and The Associated Press all but stampeded to
report a "witness" who described the shooter as a fat
white guy in a ponytail who kept yelling "Artie took
my job." But, alas, this promising account proved to
be a prank. Saudi Arabia's popular Arab News suggested
that Mr. Hadayet had made the mistake of doing business
with El Al and that "the Israeli airline had been late
in paying for two limousine rentals from the Egyptian
immigrant's company." If a couple of late cheques were
a motive for murder, Izzy's and Conrad's heads would
now be stuffed and mounted in my trophy room. But,
sadly, this cautionary tale about the Jew
bloodsucker's commercial wiles proved also to be false.
That left the police with no leads. Nothing to go on.
The trail's stone cold. All the FBI has is an Egyptian
male, who'd complained to his apartment managers after
his neighbours post-9/11 began displaying the American
flag; who'd posted a banner saying "READ KORAN" on his
own front door; who told his employees that he hated
Israel, that the two biggest drug dealers in New York
were Israelis, and that Israel was trying to wipe out
the Egyptian population by flooding the country with
AIDS-infected Jewess prostitutes.
Could even the most expert psychological profiler make
sense of such confusing and contradictory signs?
Beats me, Sherlock.
But, as Agent Garcia says, there's no indication of
"anti-Israel views or any other type of racial views."
Orange County's Muslim Public Affairs Council has
praised Agent Garcia for his exceptionally advanced
levels of sensitivity. Any moment now, they'll be
demanding to know why Governor Gray Davis has
failed to visit a mosque to reassure Muslims.
Meanwhile, a London newspaper says that Mr. Hadayet
may have met with Osama bin Laden's deputy on at
least two occasions in Cairo. If last Thursday's
shooting is the spectacular Fourth of July massacre
al-Qaeda have been promising for months, then
they're to be congratulated for a bloody slaughter
on an epic scale never before seen in America
except from incompetent grade-school psychos who
steal Uncle Bud's hunting rifle but forget to
take any extra ammo.
In a story headlined "Bin Laden Plans Fresh Terror
For September," Britain's Observer reported yesterday
that "terrorists are planning a series of spectacular
attacks on American, British and Israeli targets to
coincide with the anniversary of the destruction of
the World Trade Center on 11 September last year."
As spectacular as Thursday? Well, let's not get too
ambitious ... Oh, speaking of the late Mr. bin Laden,
whatever happened to that new video we were promised
any day now? Well, apparently, that's been pushed back
to the new fall season, too, and should be premiering
the same week as the new romantic comedy in which I
star as the world's most eligible bachelor unable to
choose between Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz and so
forced to make love to both repeatedly. I offered
Osama a small part, but he said,
"I've got one already."
Credit where it's due. Between September 11th and
July 4th, there were no terrorist attacks on American
soil. That's a longer period of peace than the
British ever managed in the 30 years it took them to
surrender to the IRA. Much of this 10-month calm is
due to increased vigilance but some of it is also due
to al-Qaeda's preference for hiring morons. If their
glorious Fourth was really the follow-up to 9/11,
then I'd say that's the worst-performing sequel
since Dudley Moore made Arthur II.
But let's take the Feds at their word when they
insist there's "no connection" between the LAX killer
and any terrorist organizations. In its way, that's
even more disturbing. Mr. Hadayet doesn't fit the
poverty-breeds-desperation-breeds-resentment routine:
He lived in a prosperous L.A. suburb and ran his own
business. America had been good to him, at least when
compared with the economic basket-case he emigrated
from. On July 4th, he had plenty of reasons to get
out the bunting and firecrackers.
Instead, he went Jew-killing.
Osama and al-Qaeda are a small problem, which since
September 11th has been managed about as well as can
be expected. But the broader culture of "intolerance"
in certain unassimilated communities is a potentially
much bigger problem. You win wars not just by bombing
but by argument, too: Churchill understood this; he
characterized the enemy as evil, because they were
and because it was important for the British people
to understand this if they were to muster the will
to see the war through. In Vietnam, the U.S. lost
the rhetorical ground to Jane Fonda and co., and
wound up losing the war, too. It's critical that the
same thing does not happen here. The organizations
that purport to represent Muslims in North America
and Europe have their own excuses for turning a blind
eye to the torrent of hate from respectable sources
within the Muslim world -- mosques, media,
government. There's no reason why the FBI and other
U.S. agencies should sign on to their fictions.
In the meantime, spare a thought for Thursday's victims,
Victoria Hen, 25, and Yaakov Aminov, 46. Mr. Hadayet
successfully orphaned eight children -- and a ninth on
the way.
Congratulations to another heroic Islamist martyr!
But, in the midst of so much regrettably predictable
behaviour, this column is pleased to inaugurate the
David Atkin Muslim Balls Award. As readers may recall,
the other week, David Atkin of Windsor, Ont., wrote
to say that I "don't have the balls to write anything
positive about Muslims." So let me salute those
Muslim Pakistani police currently searching for
three men wanted for carrying out the gang-rape to
which an 18-year-old girl was sentenced by a Punjabi
tribal council. Let me also salute the many Muslim
Pakistanis said to be "outraged" by the girl's
treatment: She was punished by the council because
her brother had been seen unchaperoned with a woman
from a higher social class; her father was made to
witness the multiple rape. Let me salute, too, Muslim
strongman General Musharraf who is ordering
compensation of US$8,000 to be paid. It's not a lot
-- indeed, it would be insulting in a Western court
-- but at least he recognizes something's wrong.
That's a start. Returning his country to English
Common Law would be even better.

5. Racist rapes by Moslems in Australia :
Racist rapes: Finally the truth comes out
By Miranda Devine
July 14 2002
The Sun-Herald
So now we know the facts, straight from the Supreme Court, that a group of Lebanese Muslim gang rapists from south-western Sydney

hunted their victims on the basis of their ethnicity and subjected them to hours of degrading, dehumanising torture. The young women, and

girls as young as 14, were "sluts" and "Aussie pigs", the rapists said. So now that some of the perpetrators are in jail, will those people

who cried racism and media "sensationalism" hang their heads in shame? Hardly.
The journalists, academics, legal brains and politicians who tried to claim last August that the gang rapes of south-western Sydney were

just a run-of-the-mill police blotter story being beaten up by racists, scaremongers and political opportunists don't ever want to

acknowledge the truth about that ugly episode in Australian history. They don't want to acknowledge the fear and tension that ran through

a part of Sydney they rarely visit and can never understand.
This newspaper was the first to report the story, which had been common knowledge in police and media circles, and it has never

censored the race element.
Even last week, with the conviction of two brothers for their part in the gang rape of Miss D, who was 16 when she was held at gunpoint in

a Greenacre park, there were media outlets that downplayed the story and air-brushed race from it.
Yet the victims have been crying out for the truth to be told. In court on Friday, one victim gave another a card on which she had written
"Truth is Justice".

Later one of the victims complained her victim impact statement had been "censored" of any "ethnic" references by prosecutors intent on

a plea bargain. She was convinced she was raped because of her ethnicity. "You deserve it because you're an Australian," the rapists told

her during the five-hour attack.
It's just so inconvenient of the victims to insist on telling the truth.

Fourteen gang rapists have been convicted, or pleaded guilty, thanks to the courage of seven victims who testified for days in court as their

tormentors smirked nearby, the men's families threatened them and defence lawyers suggested they had enjoyed the rapes.
"They're very brave, very strong and very courageous young women," said Salvation Army Major Joyce Harmer, who held the hands of

many of the victims through the trials. "They knew this was something they had to do."

Yes, it is unfair that the vast bulk of law-abiding Lebanese Muslim boys and men should be smeared by association. But their temporary

discomfort may be necessary so that the powerful social tool of shame is applied to the families and communities that nurtured the

rapists, gave them succour and brought them up with such a hatred of Australia's dominant culture and contempt for its women that they

think of an 18-year-old girl, dressed for a job interview in her best suit, sitting on a train reading a book, as a slut.
These were racist crimes. They were hate crimes. The rapists chose their victims on the basis of race. That fact is crucial to this story. If

the perpetrators had been Anglo-Celtic Australians, the furore would have been enormous. No newspaper would have left out that fact and

you can bet the guilt and shame would have been spread far and wide.


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"Jerusalem News"-74
1. Arafat and Money
2. France
3. Evangelical Christians Show Support for Israel
4. Circassian Muslims ban Arabs

1. Arafat and Money
From: imra@netvision.net.il
And a Thief, Too- Yasser Arafat takes what he likes.
By Rachel Ehrenfeld NATIONAL REVIEW
July 29, 2002.
President Bush's call to change the Palestinian leadership and to bring
reform, accountability, and transparency to the Palestinian Authority should
focus attention on the financial corruption of Arafat's regime. Before
Bush's speech, Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, accurately
summed up the situation in the San Jose Mercury News: "Frankly, the
Palestinian Authority, which is corrupt and cavorts with terror, . . . is
not the basis for a Palestinian state moving forward." Judging by the
response of Yasser Arafat and his lieutenants, however, no such change is
likely anytime soon.
How corrupt is the PA? How much money have Arafat et al. stashed away? Where
did the money come from? How long have we known about it?
The first public evidence that Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization
had at least $10 billion came to light when the Pakistani-owned rogue Bank
of Credit and Commerce International was shut down by the Bank of England on
July 5, 1991. Britain's National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS)
published its own estimate of the PLO's loot in a 1993 briefing paper on
organizations threatening the UK, calling it "the richest of all terrorist
organizations." NCIS estimated the PLO's ill-gotten gains at $8-10 billion.
In addition, the PLO enjoyed an annual income of about $1.5-2 billion from
"do nations, extortion, payoffs, illegal arms dealing, drug trafficking,
money laundering, fraud, etc."
In the U.S., the General Accounting Office investigation of Arafat and the
PA's wealth in November 1995 was kept secret because the CIA insisted that
the publicity would hurt the "national security interest." This despite the
CIA's own report in 1990 that the PLO had $8-14 billion.
Then came the Oslo accords. Following the 1993 ceremony on the White House
lawn, Arafat pleaded poverty and set out, hat in hand, on a world aid tour,
claiming that the peace process would collapse without financial support
from the international community.
Exactly how much money Arafat and his gang have pocketed is hard to
ascertain. But the conspicuous consumption of Arafat and his inner circle -
rows of ostentatious villas, shopping sprees in Paris, and late-model
Mercedes-Benzes - has not gone unnoticed by ordinary Palestinians, who live
in dismal conditions.
When $326 million disappeared from PA coffers in 1996, the Palestinian
Legislative Council established a special commission to investigate
corruption within the PA. The ensuing report found that nearly 40 percent of
the PA's $800 million annual budget (coming mostly from foreign aid) had
been lost through corruption and mismanagement. The PA's comptroller wrote:
"The overall picture is one of a Mafia-style government, where the main
point of being in public office is to get rich quick." Arafat suppressed the
report but promised reform.
In October 1999, Azmi Shuaibi, chairman of the PLC's Budget Committee, had
harsh words for the PA at the 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference
in Durban, South Africa: "The recent corruption found in the PA is similar
to the corruption that exists in the rest of the Arab countries'
Soon after, the London Daily Telegraph revealed that computer hackers had
broken the security code of the PLO's computer system, uncovering records of
about $8 billion the PLO held in numbered bank accounts in New York, Geneva,
and Zurich, and smaller secret accounts in North Africa, Europe, and Asia.
The newspaper also unearthed further secret holdings of the PLO - including
front companies, European real estate, and shares in Mercedes-Benz and the
national airlines of the Maldives and Guinea-Bissau - totaling about $50
billion for the year 2000 (up from $32 billion recorded in 1998). Naturally,
Arafat and his men denied the report.
Ongoing demonstrations by disgruntled Palestinians frustrated with this
corruption convinced Arafat that his rule was becoming shaky. It was in
large measure to deflect internal turmoil that he launched the intifada.
In 2000, Arab countries pledged $1 billion to the PA to ease the economic
hardship of the Palestinians. Past dealings with Arafat, however, prompted
them to demand that "Chairman Arafat show complete transparency in the
funds" and provide a detailed report on how the money would be spent. Arafat
refused to comply, and the Arab leaders suspended transfer of the money,
telling the PLO chairman that they were doing so "for fear that the money
will end up in the wrong pockets."
By April 2001, however, things had changed: Arab donor countries,
recognizing in Arafat's intifada a convenient distraction from their own
countries' problems, began pumping money again into the PA. At least $45
million per month was transferred directly to Arafat, most notably from the
Saudis and Saddam Hussein. This money was not given to alleviate the
suffering of the Palestinian people, but to fund PLO terrorist training and
organizations, such as Islamic Jihad and the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.
Recently, the monthly donations from Arab nations were increased to $55
million, in addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars raised in
special events to fund the escalating intifada, such as the now infamous
Saudi telethon to raise money for the families of Palestinian homicide
Money flows in from the European Union, too. Despite voluminous evidence of
use of aid money to fund terrorism collected by the Israeli Defense Forces
at Arafat's compound in Ramallah - including handwritten instructions from
Arafat himself - millions of dollars continue to pour in from the EU. Why?
Chris Patten, the EU commissioner, wrote on May 7 that "the EU had not seen
any hard evidence that the EU funds have been misused to finance terrorism
or for any other purpose."
"Arafat Bombs, Europe Pays" was the headline of the German newspaper Die
Zeit on June 7. The newspaper's special investigation into EU funding
revealed that at least 4.1 billion euros have flowed from the EU to the PA
since the autumn of 1993, in addition to hundreds of millions of euros in
grants contributed by individual European countries. When the Israelis
stopped transferring the PA's share of revenues from import duties after
realizing where the money was going, the EU stepped in to replace those
funds. Each month since June 2001, 10 million euros have been paid directly
to Arafat.
Die Zeit reported that a few European legislators called for an end to the
funding for fear that the money was being used to fund terrorism. But Chris
Patten dismissed these concerns, praising "Europe's especially strict
mechanisms for ex-ante and ex-post controls." Not even the interception of
the illegal arms shipment from Iran on the Karine-A fazed EU bureaucrats.
So, the financial umbilical cord from Europe to the PA remains, and the IMF
representative charged with monitoring how the funds are used admits that
"we do not oversee how every euro is spent, because we are not auditors."
On June 19, following a slew of homicide bombings by Arafat's al Aqsa
Martyrs Brigades, the EU parliament voted to give an additional $17.7
million to the PA. According to the Associated Press, "Patten conceded that
corruption in Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority and other problems made
it impossible to know where every euro finally ended up [because] 'it's an
impossible question to ask in the real world.'"
But perhaps some in the Arab world have had enough. On June 5, the Kuwaiti
daily Al-Watan published documents it received from a Cairo branch of a
Middle Eastern bank showing that Arafat had deposited $5.1 million into his
personal account - to support his wife and daughter, who live in Paris and
Switzerland. According to the same report, the money came from Arab aid
funds that had been allocated for the Palestinian people.
By now, EU aid to Arafat and the PA has reached at least $4.5-5 billion.
U.S. aid to the PA runs about $75 million annually, not including the
millions of dollars sent each year from private sources. Corruption is rife,
and today the Palestinians are further away from democracy than ever before.

2. France
From: EleanaBenador1@aol.com
Subject: EB-News # 72(2):

"France's Jewish Problem"
By Michel Gurfinkiel
Commentary, New York, July/August 2002

IF DEMOGRAPHICS was the driving force behind the Jewish golden age in the second half of the 20th century, demographics will be seen

to have played a major part as well in the rise of French Muslims in the first half of the 21 st. The fact is that France itself is undergoing a

partial Islamicization. The Muslim population, already ten times the size of the Jewish community, is growing rapidly, and the thorough

transformation it is wreaking in France's ethnic and religious fabric obviously has much to do both with the increase in anti-Semitism and

with the official denial of it.

The modern Muslim community in France stems ultimately from the country's various overseas colonies, the protectorates or mandates of

Algeria, Tunisia, the Sahara and West Africa, Morocco, Syria, and Lebanon. Inevitably, the more Islamic lands the French added to their

empire, the more Muslims settled in France proper. A turning point was World War I, when 300,000 Muslims from the Maghreb were

drafted to fight or otherwise aid the war effort, one third of whom stayed in the country after the war. In 1920 the French parliament passed

a special law to fund a Great Mosque in Paris (notwithstanding the 1905 law separating church and state). By the late SO's and early 60's,

when the empire dissolved, a Muslim population of a half-million was in place.

Then, in little more than ten years, it more than tripled. In the 1960's the influx came mainly from Algeria as some Muslims who had fought

in the French army were "repatriated" along with their families; they were joined by civilian Muslim Algerians who had not formally

renounced their former French citizenship and by hundreds of thousands of migrant workers not only from North Africa but also from black

African countries like Senegal and Mali. By 1974, the Muslim population approached the two-million mark.

In 1995, an authoritative report in Le Monde gave a figure of three to four million Muslims in France. In the wake of the 2002 presidential

and parliamentary elections, the accepted figure has been raised to about six million, or fully 10 percent of the population. Such a

dramatic increase-50 percent in under ten years-would suggest either that the earlier figures were much too conservative or that illegal

immigration has reached unprecedented levels. Some demographers, moreover, think that the true number may be closer to seven or even

eight million.

Given a birthrate among Muslim women that, though lower than what it was two decades ago, is still much higher than among non-Muslim

French women, what we are witnessing is a steady replacement of the older Christian and Jewish communities by a newer Islamic

element. The shift is all the more noticeable in generational terms: Muslims may make up 10 percent of the French population as a whole,

but in many places their children account for 30 to 40 percent of the teenage population. In contemporary French parlance, "young people"

is often a euphemism for Muslims and/or immigrants.

But a much larger part of the Muslim community is not integrating at all. Rather, it is turning into a "separatist" underclass that owes

exclusive allegiance to Islam and to the Islamic nations-a circumstance that was highlighted last fall when a largely French-Muslim crowd

booed the Marseillaise at a France-Algeria soccer match. These Muslims also tend to be rabid, unreconstructed anti-Semites, after the

fashion of the countries from which they have come. For them, anti-Semitism is a daily staple, to which the Middle East conflict and the

saga of Osama bin Laden have added more zest.

Between the relatively few Gallicized or "republican" Muslims and the much larger underclass, there is a third, more ambiguous group who

are socially and politically quite well integrated but still tend to embrace an all-Muslim ideology; who may frown on anti-Semitism,

especially when directed at synagogue-going Jews, but nevertheless indulge in extremist rhetoric when it comes to Israel and the Middle

East. Soheir Bencheikh, the self-styled Grand Mufti of Marseilles, has for instance simultaneously condemned anti-Jewish violence and

defended French Muslim "solidarity with a Palestinian people... murdered day after day by bloodthirsty and revanchist Israeli leaders."

For about twenty years, the Socialists and their allies-first the Communists, then the Greens and various Trotskyist groups-have managed

to survive, as a minority, only by playing the far Right against the Conservatives. Now, with the emergence of the Muslim factor, there may

be (some think) a chance to bring about a more favorable Left-Right balance-favorable, that is, to the Left.

Not that the Right is itself asleep on this issue. Some Conservative leaders, especially those of a Gaullist mold, see an alliance with

French Muslims as a logical extension of the pro-Arab foreign policy they have championed since 1967. Hence, perhaps, their vocal

annoyance when officials of Israel or the United States dare to express concern over what has been going on in France.

That, basically, is how French Jews have been reacting since October 2000. They do not say, or for the most part think, that France is the

reincarnation of the Third Reich. But they wonder about their future. Applications for immigration to Israel are on the rise, as also for North

America (Canada as well as the U.S.). There may also be some movement from France to other European Union countries, especially

Britain and Germany, although among those thinking of leaving the prevailing view is that all of Europe is dangerous territory.

3. Evangelical Christians Show Support for Israel
National Unity Coalition for Israel
3965 W. 83rd St. #292 Shawnee Mission, KS 66208
Phone: 913-432-7900 Web: http://www.israelunitycoalition.com
Unusual Allies: Evangelical Christians Show Support for Israel
Anna Jaffe
Excerpts from the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle's Front Page - July 12, 2002
As Israel struggles for her survival, a seemingly unlikely ally has emerged. The Christian right - once shunned by the mainstream Jewish

community for its stance on domestic political issues such as abortion rights and prayer in school - has become a welcome friend and

vocal supporter of Israel.

"Israel is in greater danger now than it has been in recent history," said Paul Brooks, pastor of First Baptist Church of Raytown, Mo. "We

should stand up as a nation and be a strong ally in Israel's time of need."

“While the alliance may seem odd, evangelical Christians and Jews aren't such strange bedfellows,” said Esther Levens, president of the

Kansas City-based National Unity Coalition for Israel, a worldwide coalition of Jewish and Christian groups dedicated to Israel.

"We disagree on many issues," Levens said. "But we agree on support of Israel. And that's enough for us to talk about."

Around the country, strong support has turned into a flurry of activity - from intense lobbying efforts to fund-raising drives.

In the Kansas City area, evangelical churches and organizations have sponsored a myriad of educational activities, sent missions to Israel

and played an active role in activities supporting Israel, such as the May 5 rally at Shawnee Mission East High School. And some church

leaders say there will be much more to come.

"There's a lot of activity going on, and there has been all along," Levens said. "But it's just being recognized now."

Diehard evangelical support for Israel is not new. Most evangelical Christians view the restoration of the land of Israel and Jews' return to it

as key events leading up to the second coming of the Messiah. They are also biblical literalists and take heed of Genesis 13:2: "I will

bless those who bless you, and curse him that curses you."

For Brooks and others, the implication is clear.

"The blessings that America experiences regularly are connected with our support of Israel," Brooks said. "We are the most powerful

nation on earth, and I believe God raised us up to be the protector of Israel. If we ever cease to be that protector, I believe those blessings

will go away."

Flurry of activity

In the past month and a half, there has been a great deal of pro-Israel activity within the local evangelical community.

In June, Dwight Widaman, publisher of Metro Voice, a local Christian newspaper, traveled to Israel as part of a trip for Christian journalists

sponsored by the Israel Ministry of Tourism.

"Evangelicals believe God has his hand on Israel and is protecting and guiding Israel today, and that goes beyond politics," Widaman said.

Dan Lichtenstein, public relations director for the Israel Ministry of Tourism-Midwest Region, said the ministry works closely with Christian

and Jewish press associations.

"Those are important relationships to us because the religious media are a more objective and understanding media channel," Lichtenstein

said. "Our goal is to take as many journalists as possible to show a different side of Israel that people aren't getting enough of these


The hope is that journalists like Widaman will encourage others to make the journey.

Christians and Jews are still traveling to Israel - but in dramatically lower numbers. Tourism declined 54 percent in the first four months of

2001 compared to the same time period in 2000. In the first four months of 2002, it was down another 37 percent.
"From our perspective, the glass is still half-full," Lichtenstein said. "There are still thousands of people going to Israel every day. ... In

2001, despite the crisis, over 1 million people visited Israel."

Half of those visitors were Christians.

Brooks and others said the current political situation would not prevent them from traveling to Israel.

"Their tourism industry has tanked," Brooks said. "But I still want to go."

In fact, Brooks will take a church group to Israel in August.

"We look for ways in which we can be supportive of the nation of Israel," he said. "As a Christian minister, I believe there is a clear

obligation for Christians to support the Jewish people. ... I cannot even conceive of not being supportive."

Something to fear?

The painful history of Christian-Jewish relations makes many Jews wary of the new alliance with the evangelical community.

Christian persecution of Jews, including events such as the Crusades and the Holocaust, and Christian attempts at converting Jews strike

fear in the hearts of many.

There has been a concerted effort on the part of many Christians to make amends for the past, fight anti-Semitism and support Israel.

"If I can do something to restore the relationship between Jews and Christians, I want to do that," Brooks said.

“Moral, political and economic support from the Christian community is critical to Israel's survival,” he said.

Levens understands this situation firsthand. She has lobbied for Israel on many occasions with groups of Christians and Jews.

Levens said that when she goes with Jewish groups, the politicians are always polite. But she said she gets a sense that they see the

effort as a knee-jerk reaction to events.

"When you go with a few Christians, it's amazing how they pay attention," Levens said. "When Jews and Christians go together, the

response is just incredible."

“Creating a unified front is particularly important in this time of crisis,” she said.

"If we didn't have their voices out there," Levens said," we would be worse off than we are."
Who We Are: National Unity Coalition for IsraelFounded in 1991, we are the largest worldwide coalition of Jewish and Christian

organizations, with more than 200 groups representing millions of people dedicated to Israel. Though we have many different backgrounds,

we have one common goal: A Safe and Secure Israel.

Israel is not just a Jewish issue. Millions of Christians resolutely endorse the principle of peace with security for the state of Israel.

Because we work closely together and speak with a united voice, our message is being heard!

4. Circassian Muslims ban Arabs

"HaTsofeh" reported that the two Circassian villages in Israel have taken a decision not to sell any of their lands to Arabs.
The Circassians are Muslims who migrated from the Caucasus a few centuries ago. They are scattered throughout the Middle East.
Though small in numbers they can be influential, for instance, a Circassian family together with about three Beduin clans effectually

controls the State of Jordan.
They take a mercenary approach and like the Beduin are usually loyal to whoever the ruling party is at the time.
In Israel they serve in the IDF.

"Jerusalem News"-75
1. Arabs Move Out
2. News
3. U.S. to ask allies to cut Palestine funding
4. Lebanese seek end to Syrian stranglehold
5. Israeli Arms and UK

1. Arabs Move Out

"BaMishpacha" reported that tens of thousands of Arabs have left Judah and Samaria. They go to America, Jordan, and Europe -especially

Also within Judah and Samaria there has been a great deal of movement. Large numbers of Arabs from Hebron have moved out and gone

Hebron is controlled by two rival Arab clans who are interested in anyone not belonging to them leaving.

2. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Monday, July 15, 2002 / Menachem Av 6, 5762
Israel Air Force jets bombed a Hamas building in southern Gaza yesterday, destroying it totally. The three-story structure had served as a

bomb-making factory under the management of terrorist Yusuf Abdel Wahab, who escaped the bombing. At around the same time, Hamas

terrorists entered a nearby court building where a man was being tried for his ties with Israel, and beat him to death.
PLO terrorists fired several more mortar shells towards Elei Sinai in northern Gaza last night; no one was hurt. In other incidents, terrorists

fired at an Israeli car near Kadim, in northern Shomron, causing damage but no casualties… Near Beitar, south of Jerusalem, a Jewish

woman was lightly hurt by rocks hurled at her car… A terrorist tried to stab a Border Guard policeman near Shechem, but was shot and

wounded for his efforts… Soldiers were targeted by gunfire in Gush Katif near Kibbutz Kisufim during the night; no one was hurt...
IDF forces found what they call a "new PA rocket" in southern Gush Katif today. It was apparently fired from PA areas toward Jewish

communities, but failed to detonate. The troops exploded it safely in a controlled blast late this afternoon... No one was hurt in a bomb

attack this afternoon between Anatot and Anata, on the road between northern Jerusalem and Mishor Adumim...
On the offensive side of the ongoing Operation Determined Path, Israeli forces last night apprehended ten PA residents suspected of

terrorist activities. Four were arrested in the Tul Karem area, three near Shechem, two near Kalkilye, and one near Hevron; all were turned

over to the General Security Service.
Jordan is making it more difficult for Arabs of Judea and Samaria to run away from the difficulties of living in the PA. It has limited the

number of people who can enter each day to only 150, and has raised the amount of deposit they must pay in order to ensure that they

leave when their entry permits expire.

The Toronto Star reports that local police have arrested one person and are searching for two more suspects in the murder of David

Rosenzweig outside a Jewish pizza shop early yesterday morning. The funeral of the victim, whose 49th [Hebrew] birthday was yesterday,

will begin at 4PM at the Clanton Park Synagogue. Mr. Rosenzweig, survived by his wife Chavi, six children, and one grandchild, was

praised by neighbors and friends as "a kind of saint."
Although it was clear that the murderers did not know the victim, and although Police Chief Julian Fantino said yesterday, "We know that

the victim was a middle-aged Hasidic Jew and the two suspects had the appearances of skinheads," he would say only that, "We are

looking at the possibility of this being a hate-motivated crime." Pearl Gladman, of B'nai Brith Canada, said there have been recent

incidents in which Jews have been harassed in Jewish neighborhoods in Toronto, which has a Jewish population of over 200,000. Local

Jews expressed concern over the fact that anti-Semitism had reached their area. Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Melchior said, "the

wave of worldwide anti-Semitic attacks in recent months is the worst since the Second World War."
The victim, who arrived to help his son who had encountered car troubles, was standing outside the pizzeria when he was murdered. The

killers had come to the pizzeria "to create trouble," according to an eye-witness, saw Rosenzweig dressed as hareidi Jews are dressed

around the world, and one of them then stabbed him in the lower back. The paper reported that witnesses heard one of the attackers

yelling, "He's a rabbi," before thrusting the foot-long knife into his back.

3. U.S. to ask allies to cut Palestine funding
By Ben Barber

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will urge U.S. allies to cut off funding for the Palestinian Authority at a New York meeting tomorrow

with his European, U.N. and Russian counterparts.

"We're at the point of generally saying we don't want money to go into the coffers of those are into terrorist activities," said a State

Department official, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
"Clearly humanitarian needs must be met, but we need to be certain the money does not go to terrorism. That's the topic of the

The question of funding for the Palestinians "will come up at the Quartet" meeting in New York of Mr. Powell and his counterparts from

Russia, the EU and the United Nations, the official said.

The United States has cut off direct funding for the Palestinian Authority, although it continues to be one of the largest donors to

humanitarian aid programs that bypass the PA.
The EU, however, gives about $9 million a month directly to the PA — money that Israel claims has been used to fund terrorism. Arab

states also give money to the PA.
A major goal of the Bush administration foreign policy is to persuade the Europeans and Arabs to follow the U.S. lead and block funds

to the PA unless it carries out drastic reforms — including changing its leadership.
Israel has shown documents to journalists and U.S. officials that it says prove that Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat and his

closest aides made payments to militants known to be planning attacks on Israeli civilians.

4. [WND Exclusive] Lebanese seek end to Syrian stranglehold
Freedom fighter: 'It's exactly France occupied by Nazi Germany'
Posted: July 15, 2002
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Mandi Steele
© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com

Lebanese freedom fighters are pleading with the U.S. to help liberate Lebanon by approving H.R. 4483, the Syrian Accountability Act of


Ziad Abdelnour, president of the U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon, says his organization lobbies for the bill so that Syria will no longer

control "everything" in Lebanon.

"It's a Gestapo state [in Lebanon]," he said. "It's exactly France occupied by Nazi Germany."

Abdelnour believes the best way to win freedom for the Lebanese people is through American politics.

"The war in Lebanon is not being played in the Middle East. It's not played in Lebanon. It's not played on Lebanese soil," he said. "We will

never win on Lebanese soil. It's played in Washington."

The presidency, government and press in Lebanon are all controlled by Syria, says Nagi Najjar, executive director of the Lebanese

Foundation for Peace. He says many Lebanese leaders have been killed by Syrians in the past because "they dared to open their mouth"

against Syria.

"I hope that the United States this time will take a correct stand on what Syria is doing in the Middle East," said Najjar.

The current Syrian regime will leave the U.S. and Lebanon no peace, he says. He thinks the Syrian Accountability Act, if passed, will be a

major step toward a new Syria.

"You can only achieve peace in this area of the world by being strong," Najjar told WorldNetDaily.

Michel de Chadarevian, on the executive committee for the Free Patriotic Movement based in Beirut, Lebanon, said, "We need, for the

sake of the United States as for the sake of Lebanon, this bill to pass."

There are Syrian terrorist camps located throughout Lebanon and Syria that specifically target the U.S., he says. These camps need to be

closed, explains Chadarevian, and Lebanon needs to be given its sovereignty.

5. Israeli Arms and UK
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Planned Israeli arms deal adds to unease in UK

Financial Times (London) July 15, 2002 By JEAN EAGLESHAM
[With thanks to ATRC Newswire]

A controversial deal to buy Israeli weapons of a type used against the
Palestinians could be sealed by the end of the year, adding to growing
Labour backbench unrest about the government's arms policy.
A joint bid by Rafael, the Israeli manufacturer, and MBDA, its European
partner, is in competition with an American consortium for a Pounds
200m-plus contract for a new anti-tank guided weapons system.
The Israeli bid is thought to have the technical edge and to be favoured
by the army. But any decision to award the contract would provoke an outcry
among backbenchers. Last week's decision to change arms export guidelines to
allow British components to be used in arms sold by the US to Israel
triggered demands from some MPs for a Commons statement.
"There is a great deal of unease on the Labour backbenches about foreign
policy as a whole," Alice Mahon, the leftwing Labour MP, said yesterday.
"This kind of policy of dealing with Israel as though it's behaving quite
normally and has done nothing wrong, when it's in occupied territory . . .
is making people so angry."
The Ministry of Defence said yesterday that "all applicable issues" were
considered before significant procurement contracts were awarded. "This
(deal) will be no different."
But the department gave no sign of being likely to steer clear of the
Israeli bid because of political sensitivities when it decides on the
contract in November. Instead, an official stressed the MoD's
"responsibility to deliver effective equipment to the armed forces which
represents value for money for the taxpayer".
The Israeli Spike missiles that the government is considering buying have
been used against Palestinians in the occupied territories.
But the government stance on arms links to the Middle East conflict
appears to have shifted subtly. The Foreign Office has a written pledge from
Israel that no UK-originated equipment would be used in the West Bank or
Gaza. But last week it cited instead the "new reality" of the multinational
defence industry in justifying its willingness to allow indirect arms
exports to Israel.


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"Jerusalem News"-76
2. Chafets, Saudi Habit Gets a Kick
3. The Slave Trade in Sudan: Rape of Abducted Boys
4. JORDAN TIMES: Israel buying Church Property?
5. JORDAN TIMES: EU versus Sharon

1. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Tuesday, July 16, 2002 / Av 7, 5762
Eight Israelis were murdered this afternoon and nineteen wounded when at least three Arab terrorists dressed as Israeli soldiers detonated

a roadside bomb alongside a public bus near the Shomron community of Emmanuel, 20 miles east of Tel Aviv. After the initial blast,

fleeing passengers were greeted by a barrage of short range gunfire from the terrorists who emerged from hiding. The Arabs also targeted

passing civilians cars.
The wounded were taken to hospitals in the Greater Tel Aviv area. Initial reports indicate that most of the victims were wounded by gunfire,

which shows that most of the casualties occurred once the passengers exited the bulletproof bus. Six of the wounded are in serious

condition. Doctors performed a premature C-section on a woman who was lightly wounded in the attack. The woman was in an advanced

stage of her pregnancy, but the baby is in an incubator at the Shneider children's hospital in Petach Tikva.
The same Dan Company #189 bus line, traveling from B'nei Brak to Emmanuel, was targeted seven months ago by Arab terrorists in

nearly the same location. Eleven Israelis were murdered in that attack and scores more were wounded. Following the December attack,

authorities bulletproofed all buses traveling in the Shomron.
Israeli security forces who arrived at the scene opened fire at the terrorists, but they fled in the direction of the nearby PLO-controlled town

of Shechem. An IDF manhunt is currently underway. Yasser Arafat's Fatah terror gang has taken responsibility for the attack. Hamas also

claimed responsibility.

A powerful car bomb exploded this morning in Helsinki, Finland about 200 yards from a Synagogue in the center of town. The Finnish man

driving the car was killed, and a taxi driver in his vehicle nearby, was injured. Police Detective, Chief Insp. Olli Toyras, told the Associated

Press that at this point the police do not believe that there were any "terrorism or political links to the explosion." The explosion shattered

windows in a nearby hotel but none of the guests were injured.

- Chafets, Saudi Habit Gets a Kick

Saudi Habit Gets a Kick
Zev Chafets
New York Daily News excerpts - July 14, 2002
…On July 3, with no fanfare and very little notice, the supertanker Astro Lupus arrived in Texas carrying the first direct shipment of oil from

Russia to the United States. The amount, around 200 metric tons, was small. But it looks like the start of something big.

Russia has massive oil reserves and a strong desire to turn them into dollars. Right now it lacks the infrastructure to become America's

foremost foreign supplier, but that's nothing investment money can't fix.

Yukos, the second largest Russian oil producer, is already planning another delivery in August and perhaps half a dozen more by the end

of the year.

Now back to the Middle East, where dependence on Saudi oil has warped American policies for years. President George Bush quit in the

middle of the Persian Gulf War, largely because of Saudi pressure not to take Baghdad.

For a decade thereafter, for the sake of oil, Washington pretended not to see that the Saudis were financing an anti-American jihad.

But Sept. 11 made it impossible to pretend any longer that Saudi Arabia is a reliable source of anything except vitriol. Finding alternatives

became strategically vital.

On May 24 at a summit meeting, President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an "energy cooperation


Less than six weeks later, Exxon Mobil trucks were filling up in Houston. That's quick service at anybody's gas station.

The Saudis have been put on notice by the Astro Lupus that their days of serious influence in Washington are over.

The United States intends to topple dangerous Middle Eastern regimes, starting with Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Yasser Arafat's

Palestinian Authority. The Saudis can either go along or get themselves added to the American hit list.

I don't claim to know when the U.S. attack on Iraq is coming or what direction it's coming from. But I'm willing to bet that when it does

come, the Saudis will turn up at the American tent, begging to join the coalition.

And I'd bet even more that the Russians will already be inside.
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3. The Slave Trade in Sudan: Rape of Abducted Boys
Rape of Abducted Boys Widespread in Sudan, Rights Observer Says
By Lawrence Morahan
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
July 16, 2002

(CNSNews.com) - The abduction and rape of boys from Dinka communities in southern Sudan by Arab-backed forces from the north is

widespread, reported a human rights observer who recently returned from a fact-finding trip to the north African country.

"A lot of these boys are being brutally raped by their Arab abductors," reported Maria Sliwa, an editor with Freedom Now World News and

an expert on Sudan. "This is something very foreign to [the Dinkas]. It's a major stigma for a male to have sex with another male, so these

boys are quite shocked when they're dragged into this."

Boys who tried to escape their Arab masters were hunted down. Some had their Achilles tendons cut to prevent them from running again

and many had scars on their legs from where they were beaten with bamboos or sticks, Sliwa said.

She collected nine hours of testimony on tape during interviews with more than a dozen redeemed slaves, all in their early teens, whose

stories were corroborated by local chiefs, a senior justice official in southern Sudan and a Sudanese Anglican minister who oversees 42


"Nobody denied it. They all knew about it," Sliwa said.

One boy she spoke to said he was often beaten as a slave because he would not convert to Islam. Boys who are able to return to their

communities are traumatized, Sliwa said, citing testimony by local chiefs.

"They have fits of crying, many of them can't get married and go on to normal lives," she said.

Gang rapes of women have been well documented and reported by human rights and other groups, but "no one has said anything about

the boys," Sliwa said.

The Muslim government of Khartoum has been widely accused of condoning slavery in that country. But some international human rights

observers and journalists have reported the total picture regarding abductions and slavery is complex.

Government-backed militias regularly attack villages of the Dinka tribe in southern Sudan, where more than 2 million Christian and animist

people have been killed or died from starvation in a civil war that has dragged on for two decades.

However, because of the civil war, tribal animosities in the south have also been aggravated and rival tribes abduct many women and

children, observers say.

The Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army, which is fighting the Khartoum regime, also has been guilty of abductions, observers say. The

SPLA has raided villages and forced people to work for the rebel army, or forcefully conscripted them.

While the redemption of slaves for money by Christian groups has bought the freedom of many slaves, the practice also increases the

profitability of slave traffic and abductions, and thus possibly encourages more kidnapping and slavery, critics say.

Not all Muslims support the abductions policy, Sliwa said. In some cases, Muslims who oppose abductions on moral grounds seek to

negotiate, sometimes at considerable risk to themselves, the release of Dinka slaves from Muslim abductors, she said.

"I saw a lot of free redemptions, where slaves were returned to their communities and there was no payment," Sliwa said.

International law treats slavery and rape in the context of armed conflict as crimes against humanity, she noted. Freedom Now is calling

on the U.S. government to investigate this aspect of what it calls Khartoum's "declared jihad against the black Africans of southern Sudan"

and press for the establishment of an international criminal tribunal for Sudan.

JORDAN TIMES: Israel buying Church Property?
From: imra@netvision.net.il
JORDAN TIMES 16 July '02

AMMAN (JT) - The Arab Orthodox Society in Jordan on Monday appealed to
Jerusalem-based Christian Orthodox Patriarch Irenios I not to succumb to
pressure by Israeli occupation authorities to sell church real estate to
Israeli entities. A statement issued to the press alleged that the patriarch
sent a clandestine letter to Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon offering
to sell church property which to date has been leased to Israeli
authorities. The letter was delivered to Sharon by the church's lawyer
Yaakov Neeman, according to the statement. The land on which Israel's
parliament sits as well as the official residence of the Israeli president
and the country's ministry of education were all built on church-owned land
leased to the Israeli government, the statement said. Expressing hope that
the patriarch will respect his own pledge before the Arab Orthodox community
to never lease or sell Orthodox church land under any circumstances, the
statement reminded the patriarch that church property is not in any way
owned by non-Arab Orthodox people. It stressed that the patriarch has no
right to dispense with church property in any way.

5. JORDAN TIMES: EU versus Sharon
JORDAN TIMES 16 July '02:
"EU reacts angrily after Sharon funds 'terrorism' "
BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Union ... dismissed ... Sharon's warning
that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) continues to use aid from the
European Union (EU) to "finance terrorism."
"We have already heard this position on numberous occasions. We do not
have any proof to support these claims," said Gunnar Weigand, a spokesman
for European External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten.
Sharon made his allegations sent in letters to the EU, UN, US and
Russia ahead of their meeting in New York.
"In his letters, Sharon stresses that part of the money the EU is
continuing to send to the Palestinian Authority is being used to finance
terrorist activities, while the rest goes straight into the pockets of some
Palestinian officials," an Israeli official said on condition of anonymity.
. . .
On June 19 the European Parliament - the EU's directly-elected
assembly - gave its go-ahead for euro 18.7 million of aid to be paid to ...
Arafat's Palestinian Authority.
The funds were released following a European Parliament probe into
earlier Israeli claims that the Palestinians were diverting EU funds into
"terrorist activities."
Since June 2001, the EU has been granting direct aid of euro 10
million a month to compensate for Israel's refusal to pass on customs duties
to the PNA ... .

"Jerusalem News"-77
1. IDF Officer Killed
2. News:
3. Palestinian Authority ceremony honors suicide bombers
4. Israelis Want to rebuild the Temple

1. IDF Officer Killed
From: imra@netvision.net.il
IDF Officer Killed And Three Others Wounded In A Clash With Terrorists This
Morning Near Emmanuel.
IDF Spokesperson 17 July 2002
An IDF Officer, Lt. Elad Grandir, 21 years-old from Haifa, was killed this
morning in a battle with terrorists near the Kene River, East of Emmanuel.
Three other soldiers were wounded. One of them is in critical condition; the
second was moderately wounded and the third was lightly injured. The
families of all concerned have been notified. The injured were evacuated to
hospital by military helicopter and ambulance for further medical treatment.
The incident took place as troops were combing the area, following yesterday
afternoon's murderous ambush near Emmanuel. During this operation, an IDF
unit intercepted a terrorist group near the Kene River. A battle was
engaged. The officer was killed and three soldiers were wounded. One of the
terrorists was also killed. IDF troops are continuing to search for at least
one other terrorist, who managed to escape from the scene. The funeral of
Lt. Elad Grandir will be held tomorrow, 18 July 2002, at 18:00, in Haifa's
Military Cemetery.

2. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 / Menachem Av 8, 5762
Soldiers discovered a powerful bomb last night in Israel's southern Mediterranean Coastal area. Sappers destroyed the device, which

weighed around 80 kilograms (175 lbs.) Arabs have used similar sized bombs to blow apart two IDF Merkava tanks in the past...

Palestinian terrorists opened fire on IDF positions near the Gush Katif communities of Netzarim and N'vei Dekalim, and a bomb was found

and safety detonated near Shilo, north of Jerusalem; no injuries were reported in either incident.
A woman terrorist member of Tanzim was arrested yesterday, after she planned to commit a suicide attack against Israelis. She was

arrested near Jenin, and was turned over to the security services for interrogation... A terror alert was in place at the Knesset compound

yesterday in response to intelligence warnings of a potential attack on Israel's parliament. Security surrounding the Knesset was

significantly tightened, and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to comb the area.

"Our presence in the villages and cities in [Judea and Samaria] is like a blanket over a fire." So said yesterday the IDF's new Chief of Staff,

Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon, to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, explaining why the army must remain in these areas.

"There exists the ability and motivation to initiate terrorism," he said. "If we take away the blanket, the fire will burst forth..."
When the committee's new Chairman, MK Chaim Ramon, said that Israel must not "re-conquer the area," and that the Arabs of Yesha will

"find it difficult to come to peace from a position of defeat," Yaalon responded, "The Arabs understood Israel's departure from Lebanon as a

weakness of Israeli society that does not know how to make sacrifices. This is why it is so important to prove that they will gain nothing

via terrorism."

From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Thursday, July 18, 2002 / Tisha B'Av 5762

Two of the victims of last night's double suicide terrorist attack in Tel Aviv have been identified. One is an Israeli, and the other is a foreign

worker from Romania: Adrian Anades, 30. Authorities are not yet sure of the identity of the third casualty, a foreign worker from Asia.

Some 25 wounded were still hospitalized as of this morning, most of them foreign workers, and five of them are listed in serious condition.
The explosions occurred around 10 PM, when two terrorists - one of them apparently a teen-aged boy - detonated the explosive belts they

had been supplied on a crowded southern Tel Aviv street. Each vest contained about 15 kilograms of explosives, according to police, and

many nails. The terrorists blew themselves up almost simultaneously within several meters of each other. The victims were transported to

Ichilov, Tel HaShomer, Wolfson, and Beilinson Hospitals. Shortly before midnight, Israel Radio aired an update in Romanian, on behalf of

the many Romanian wounded and their families whose Hebrew is weak.
The Islamic Jihad terror organization claimed responsibility for the attack.

3. Palestinian Authority ceremony honors suicide bombers
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 06:19:16 +0200
From: "Israel Resource News Agency, Jerusalem, Israel" <media@actcom.co.il>

On Thursday, July 18, 2002, the Palestinian Authority held an official ceremony to honor suicide bombers and to provide each suicide

bomber with a check from the Iraqi government. Our Palestinian stringer was there. A film of the ceremony was shown on IBA TV last

The question remains: Which media outlet would like to run a news story on the subject
At a time when the world considering the recognition of the Palestinian Authority to run a sovereign Palestinian Arab state, such a news

story might be newsworthy to shed light on the nature of such a

4. Israelis Want to rebuild the Temple
We have just finished the Fast of the 9th of Av. This fast lasts for more than 24 hours (without food or water) and is in mourning over the

destruction of the Temple.
A survey by Dachaf (published in Yediot Acharonot, 17.7.02, p18) reveals that in Israel:
72% agreed that places of entertainment should be closed on the Ninth of Av.
53% believe the Temple should be rebuilt.
The survey was a representative sample of the Israeli public including Arabs and non-Jews.

"Jerusalem News"-78
1. IDF reacts
2. Breast-feeding can prevent breast cancer
3. Poll: 53% of Israelis want third temple
4. News

1. IDF reacts
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: The IDF Arrested Male Relatives of the Perpetrators of the Deadly
Terror Attacks in Emmanuel and Tel Aviv and Demolished the Houses of the
IDF forces operated last night in Nablus, in the Askar refugee camp north of
Nablus and in the village of Tel south of the city.
During the operation, IDF troops arrested several men, relatives of the two
terrorists directly involved in the two terror attacks in Emmanuel (12
December 2001, 16 July 2002) and in Tel Aviv (17 July 2002). In these three
terror attacks 22 civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. The forces
also demolished the houses of the two terrorists.
This operation is a part of the war waged against the terror infrastructure,
including the terrorists, dispatchers and those assisting them. IDF troops
are continuing to operate in the West Bank against terror infrastructures in
order to thwart and prevent in advance additional terror attacks.

2. Breast-feeding can prevent breast cancer
Breast-feeding can prevent breast cancer, study shows
By Helen Studd
MOTHERS who do not breast-feed their children may be increasing their chances of developing breast cancer.

A ten-year study by British scientists involving more than 150,000 women in 30 countries has revealed that British women could halve their

risk of contracting the disease if they breast-fed for longer.

The findings by scientists at Oxford University suggest that the reluctance to nurse infants at the breast could account for almost all of the

rising incidence of breast cancer in developed countries.

If British women were to have more children, who are breast-fed for two years each, the disease, now the commonest of cancers, would be

all but wiped out, the scientists say.

Breast-feeding for an extra six months reduces a woman’s risk by 5 per cent, and each child that is breast-fed offers further protection of 7

per cent, the study found. The effect is seen even in women who have a family history of the disease or who carry genes that predispose

them to it, and exists over and above the protective effect of childbirth.

At present, one in four British mothers avoids breast-feeding totally, and only one in five mothers breast-feeds for longer than six months.

Women in this country have a 6.3 per cent chance of developing breast cancer by the age of 70.

In developing countries, women have on average six children who are breast-fed for two years, as recommended by the World Health

Organisation. As a result, the risk of breast cancer is 1.5 per cent.

“The pattern works right across the board,” said Valerie Beral, who led the team commissioned by Cancer Research UK. “The longer

women breast-feed the greater their protection against the disease. The fact that Western women have largely stopped breast-feeding is a

highly plausible explanation for the rise in breast cancer over the last century.”

Gillian Reeves added: “Genetic factors probably count for only 5 per cent of all breast cancers.”

The scientists, who publish their research in the Lancet today, claim it is an important step in understanding the disease and providing a


Breast-feeding is believed to cause permanent or long-term hormonal changes which protect the body into old age.

Understanding the mechanism, which is the next stage in the research, will allow scientists the chance to develop drugs which replicate

the protective effect. Baroness Hayman, chairman of Cancer Research UK, said: “This allows us to focus and look at prevention in the


Two centuries ago breast cancer was virtually unheard of except amongst nuns. In the past 30 years it has become the commonest

cancer in Britain with 39,500 new cases and 13,500 deaths every year.

Sir Paul Nurse, chief executive of Cancer Research UK said: “Each piece of evidence we uncover reinforces the view that hormonal and

reproductive factors are vital to the development of breast cancer.”

3. Poll: 53% of Israelis want third temple
Haim Shapiro Jul. 18, 2002

Over half of all Israeli Jews would like to see the building of a third temple, according to a survey commissioned by the Reform movement's

Israel Religious Action Center.
The survey was commissioned for Tisha Be'av, which falls today. The fast, which marks the destruction of the First and Second Temples,

ends tonight at 8:16 p.m.

According to the survey, conducted by the Dahaf Institute, a total of 53 percent of the 775 people queried said that they would like a third

temple erected on the Temple Mount.
These included some 87% of religious and haredi respondents and 64% of those who described themselves as traditional, but it also

included 63% of respondents from the former Soviet Union, as well as most of those of Middle Eastern origin and those of Western origin

aged 18 to 35. Only among older respondents of Western origin did a majority, 53%, not want to see the Temple rebuilt.

At the same time, 55% of the respondents said that the present arrangement on the Temple Mount, according to which public Jewish

prayer is not permitted, should remain in force.
As for the fast day itself, 64% of the respondents said that they did not observe Tisha Be'av in any particular manner and 29% said they

fasted. However, 72% favor the closure of places of entertainment on the fast day.
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4. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Sunday, July 21, 2002 / 12 Menachem Av, 5762
Sixteen fathers and brothers of two suicide terrorists petitioned the Court today against their possible expulsion from Judea and Samaria

to Gaza - but then withdrew their suit. They canceled their petitions after the State Prosecution made it clear that it had no immediate

plans to deport family members of suicide terrorists to Gaza. The Prosecution said that in any event it would provide 12 hours advance

notice before doing so.
Objections have been heard from various quarters, international and domestic, against the intention to fight suicide terrorists by deporting

their surviving family members to Gaza. Lt.-Col. (res.) Rabbi Moshe Hager, head of the military preparatory yeshiva in Yatir (south of

Hevron), spoke with Arutz-7's Ariel Kahane today about the military and ethical aspects of the deportation idea. He said that merely talking

about deportation has already borne fruit:
"Just during these past few days in which we have been talking about this idea, we have seen that parents of potential suicide bombers

have called the IDF to warn that their son has left home and may be on his way to an attack. This shows that the deterrence is strong, and

the idea of deportation can produce results. There are no 100% solutions, but this is an important part of our war."
In response to the claim that actions of this nature might merely encourage another generation of suicide terrorists, Lt.-Col. Rabbi Hager

said, "I believe this is wrong. The way to fight terrorism is via military operations, and Operation Defensive Shield showed that there is a

military solution for this problem. This is the language that our enemies understand. When we demolished their headquarters in Hevron,

they saw that we mean business..."
"It is claimed," Arutz-7's Kahane said, "that it is unethical to punish family members for crimes of others. How do you respond to this?"

"The ethical imperative is that war must be shortened, and the way to do this is by taking strong and sharp measures, and not by dragging

things out. We must make it clear that we do not agree to the establishment of an armed Palestinian state like there has been until now,

and giving this clear message will cut down on the number of casualties... Torah ethics demand that we do what we can to end war, and

this is our way - the way of King David, not the way of King Sha'ul, and the way of Maimonides who wrote that there is legitimacy to

[collective] punishment... Those who quote the verse 'Each person will die for his own sin' do not understand that this verse applies only in

peacetime, but in war there are different rules altogether. When bullets are shot, in order to stop them, you must look at the whole array,

including the family that stands behind and encourages the shooters... In that sense, they are also guilty - but even if they weren't, the

ethical imperative during wartime is to shorten the war, and all the security elements agree that this measure would help lead to fewer


Vandals hit the Jewish section of a historic cemetery in Rome last week, smashing headstones, toppling columns and overturning earth.

Nearly 40 graves in the Verano Cemetery were damaged. This is apparently the first manifestation of anti-Semitic violence in Italy since

the beginning of the recent wave of such attacks in several European countries. Italian officials expressed sympathy and indignation. Only

about 35,000 out of the nearly 60 million people in Italy are Jews.

Israel's strong hi-tech industry received national recognition this week, reports the Jewish Agency's Global Agenda. Leading global

advisory firm Giga Information Group, in a position paper published on Wall Street this past week, wrote, "Without Israeli technology, the

west will not develop. Many organizations throughout the world, including the American national infrastructure, will not survive for long

without constant support from the revolutionary technology coming from Israel."
In response to inquiries from various large organizations regarding the advisability of continuing to acquire Israeli products, the heads of

Giga note:
"Israeli technology has the greatest influence on the modern world, since it is leading both conceptually and technologically. Israeli

engineers find elegant and creative solutions to deal with the biggest problems and threats. Israeli innovativeness sets a very high standard

that challenges other technologies. Therefore products from countries such as Sweden, Germany, England, Asia, and even North America

become much better thanks to the standards set by Israel."

Jerusalem News-79
1.Israel threatens to hit Syria
Terrorist cell eliminated
3. Europe vrs USA over Israel and Iraq
4. Washington and Baghdad Talk Tough
5. Egypt's Mufti: We Condemned the September 11 Attacks, But Since Then Our Feelings Have Changed
6. Austria Confronts Its Dark Nazi Past
7. Iran Blew Up Jewish Center in Argentina, Defector Says

1.Israel threatens to hit Syria
From The Sunday Times and AFP
July 22, 2002
ISRAEL has threatened to attack military targets in Syria the next time Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militia in southern Lebanon, strikes

its territory. Israeli military sources said the toughening of the Government's stance followed the failure of Syrian President Bashar al-

Assad to heed two separate Israeli warnings, sent through the US, to end his support for Hezbollah and militant Palestinian groups based

in his country.

Military sources said Israel had come close to launching an attack on Syria – the first since the 1973 war – in recent weeks. But following

suicide bombings, Israel turned to reoccupation of the West Bank and was unwilling to conduct an operation on another front as well.
© The Australian
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Monday, July 22, 2002 / Menachem Av 13, 5762
Terrorist cell eliminated
A terrorist cell guilty of shooting dozens of times at residents of Chomesh in the northern Shomron over the past two years has been

uncovered. The head of the ring, Sami Abdallah, admitted to police after his recent arrest that he and his cohorts had murdered three

Arabs suspected of cooperating with Israel, wounded three others, and attacked Israeli vehicles dozens of times.

The initiative to "unite the right" is gathering steam. MK Avigdor Lieberman, party leader of Yisrael Beiteinu, and MKs Tzvi Hendel and Uri

Ariel (National Union) met last night with Rabbi Zalman Melamed of Beit El to discuss the matter. They agreed on the necessity of the

move, and talked of ways to advance it. Lieberman proposed that the head of the party be neither a government minister nor an MK, but

someone with extensive authorities. His name and that of National Religious Party (NRP) head Effie Eitam were mentioned.
Objections have been heard from the NRP, however. Some say that the matter of transferring Arabs out of Yesha - a bulwark of Moledet

party policy - will be a problem. Moledet sources expressed confidence that a mutually agreeable formulation could be found. MK Zevulun

Orlev has deeper objections, however. He told Arutz-7 today that he favors a union of the religious-Zionist parties - "from Tekumah to

Meimad, with the NRP in the middle" - but nothing larger than that:
"The NRP represents an ideology of Religious Zionism that in a party [with other elements] will be eroded and disappear. There have been

previous attempts of this nature - Techiyah and the National Union - and early enthusiasm turned into political failure. Our ideology can

only be sustained in a religious Zionist party; [others] can join [as they did in the previous election], but only if they accept this ideology.

Electorally as well, it will not work: Many people want a religious party, and if they don't have the NRP, they'll vote for United Torah

Judaism or Shas. Similarly, many new immigrants will not want to vote for a party that appears to have been taken over by religious

parties... I will do all I can to form a religious Zionist bloc with Tekumah [the party of MKs Hendel and Ariel] and Meimad, with the NRP in

the middle..." He implied that he would quit the NRP if it joins up with a larger bloc.

The growing community of Netzarim in Gaza celebrates its 30th anniversary today. Haggai Huberman, an expert on Israeli geographical

history, explains why the IDF needs Netzarim exactly where it is:
"In 1994, during the Oslo Accord negotiations over exactly what areas would remain under Israeli control [during the withdrawal from most

of the Gaza Strip], then-Southern Command Gen. Matan Vilnai insisted on something very interesting. He said that Israel's control of

Netzarim must not be limited only to the community itself, but should extend two kilometers to the west - all the way up to the sea. He did

this so that the IDF could have a foothold on the coast from where to oversee the goings-on in the PA port in Gaza. Therefore, when people

complain about the need to use IDF soldiers to protect Netzarim, they should know that really the opposite is true: The presence of

Netzarim is what allows the IDF to have a presence in the Gaza Strip for its own security needs."
Huberman explained that Netzarim was established in 1972 by the government of Golda Meir, "who saw Jewish settlement in Gaza as an

important value... Netzarim was designed to prevent the Arab cities of Dir el-Balah [to the south of Netzarim] and Gaza City [to the north]

from becoming one giant metropolis. Up to this very day, the plan has succeeded - although the plan was to have a block of communities

in Netzarim, and not just one town. It's true that today Labor leader Binyamin Ben-Eliezer says that he now regrets his party's policies, but

many left-wing Laborites of that time spoke very warmly of Jewish settlement in Gaza..."
Netzarim spokeswoman Shlomit Ziv told Arutz-7 that though Israeli control of the area goes extends to the Mediterranean Sea,
"we don't go swimming there, both for security reasons and also for ecological - all the sewage of Gaza flows directly there. Environment

Ministry, take note."
Asked about the accomplishments of Netzarim in its 30 years, Ms. Ziv said, "We are making the desert bloom, in the simplest sense. We

have many dunams [acres] of agriculture - and especially cherry tomatoes that we export abroad, bringing in important foreign currency.

Now that there are no Arab workers, thousands of volunteers from around the country help out. Every week different groups arrive to help

us make the desert bloom... We also have many educational institutions." She said that the town numbers almost 60 families, with five

more considering making their home there: "Ten years ago, when my family arrived, we were the 14th family. This means that, considering

the security situation, there has been very impressive growth..."
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3. Europe vrs USA over Israel and Iraq
In Europe U.S. Plan To Invade Iraq Raises Alarms
Patrick E. Tyler The New York Times
The International Herald Tribune | www.iht.com

Tuesday, 23 July, 2002

LONDON The last thing Europe wants is to be accused of going wobbly on Iraq. But the American talk of overthrowing Saddam Hussein

by military force is raising alarms in European governments.

They are saying that any American miscalculation could undermine the international coalition that is fighting against terrorism, and the

broad-based diplomacy needed to solve the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians.

They also fear that a drive against Iraq would drive a wedge between Britain and the rest of Europe.

A French official said in an interview in Paris that some of President George W. Bush's conservative aides had become "obsessed about

Iraq, while we are obsessed about achieving peace" between Israelis and Palestinians. "The important thing is to build a coalition for peace

in the Middle East," he said, "not to build a coalition for war in Iraq."

In Britain, a newspaper reported that Prime Minister Tony Blair was preparing for a significant call-up of military reserves in the fall and that

he had pulled an armored division out of training exercises so it could be made available for special deployment his year.

In the House of Commons, Blair said that Britain had gathered extensive evidence that "Saddam Hussein is still trying to develop weapons

of mass destruction," and he said that Britain would publish the evidence "at the appropriate time."

Last fall, the British government published the first detailed report that Osama bin Laden was directly linked to the Sept. 11 attacks on the

United States, thus laying down an important predicate for the war in Afghanistan.

The European Union's top security official, Javier Solana, warned in an interview of a "self-fulfilling prophecy" of war against Iraq. "If Saddam

Hussein thinks that this option is inexorable, why would he yield to inspectors?" Solana said.

He said it would be "very, very difficult" to sustain allied support for an assault against Iraq unless progress was first made toward creating

a Palestinian state.

Britain's determination to remain shoulder to shoulder with the United States still leaves major questions hanging over the prospect of any

campaign in Iraq.

4. Washington and Baghdad Talk Tough
By Robert Burns
Newsday.com | The Associated Press

Monday, 22 July, 2002
The Bush administration makes no secret of its determination to depose or dispose of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, whom it accuses

of secretly developing biological and nuclear weapons.

Without mentioning Iraq by name, Bush told troops of the Army's 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, N.Y., last Friday that the United

States cannot afford to let hostile nations acquire chemical, biological or nuclear weapons that could be used in a terrorist attack on U.S.


"We're threatened by regimes that have sought these ultimate weapons and hide" them, Bush said in an apparent reference to Iraq. The

president has also put Iran and North Korea in this category.

5. Egypt's Mufti: We Condemned the September 11 Attacks, But Since Then Our Feelings Have Changed
Special Dispatch Series - No. 402
July 23, 2002 No.402
Egypt's Mufti: We Condemned the September 11 Attacks, But Since Then Our Feelings Have Changed
In an interview with the Egyptian Islamic website www.lailatalqadr.com, Egyptian mufti Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayyeb discussed Western

civilization, suicide bombings, September 11, and the American war on terror. The following are excerpts from the interview:(1)

Our Feelings Have Changed Regarding September 11

Q: "Is what happened on September 11 in the U.S. a kind of terror?"

Mufti Al-Tayyeb: "All the Muslims, and the Arab world, rejected and condemned the event, because they wouldn't want it to happen to

them, so they don't want it to happen to others. We say this because Islam prohibits such attacks on peaceful civilians. But the truth is

that our feelings have changed somewhat, or considerably, because we have discovered that the American administration used this event

[i.e. September 11] as a pretext to cause damage, killing, and exile throughout the entire Islamic world – and I refer primarily to

Afghanistan and Palestine. Today, we still read in the Western [newspapers] that the perpetrator [of the September 11 attacks] cannot be

determined with certainty, yet it was claimed from the first moment that Osama bin Laden was responsible!"

6. Austria Confronts Its Dark Nazi Past
Special Report
Austria Confronts Its Dark Nazi Past
By Kenneth R. Timmerman

Austria always will have a special place in the life and near extermination of European Jewry. It was here in Vienna that the notion of a

Jewish homeland was born in 1896 when journalist Theodor Herzl published his historic booklet, The Jewish State. And it was here in

March 1938 that Adolf Hitler first expanded the Third Reich beyond Germany's borders by marching triumphantly into Vienna to broad

public acclaim.

The first act of Hitler's Anschluss (the union of Austria and Germany) was to strip Austria's 200,000 Jews of their citizenship, jobs and

property. More than 65,000 Austrian Jews perished in German death camps and ghettoes. The rest were expelled. Sixty-four years later,

Austria has just 7,000 Jews. To this day, most never have received compensation nor even recognition of the horrors they suffered under

the Third Reich.

So widespread was the theft organized by the Nazis that a significant portion of Vienna's postwar economy even today has been built from

stolen property. And yet the current owners appear oblivious. "They say nothing about this," Muzicant tells Insight.

Austria's political parties continued to court the votes of former Nazis. Early Socialist Party governments included former Nazis as Cabinet

ministers. In 1986, former Wehrmacht officer Kurt Waldheim was elected Austria's president on a platform that implicitly excused

Austrians from accusations of war crimes.

Today, Freedom Party leader Jorg Haider is not alone among those trying to rehabilitate SS officers and praise the "orderly" employment

policy of the Nazis. On July 4, just as Freedom Party government ministers were celebrating U.S. independence at the official residence of

U.S. Ambassador Lyons Brown, a top Freedom Party parliamentarian, Ewald Stadler, publicly compared the U.S. troops occupying

Austria after World War II to the Nazis.

Austria's peculiar contradictions are not about to disappear. "When you look at newsreels of people waving from balconies as Hitler made

his triumphal entry into Vienna in 1938, don't tell me the Austrians had nothing to do with National Socialism," a Western diplomat tells

Insight. "In the late 1980s, the Austrian government put up a plaque on the main prison in Vienna commemorating the beheading of 1,000

people between 1938-1945 because of their race or religion. Beheaded, mind you, not shot or hanged."

7. Iran Blew Up Jewish Center in Argentina, Defector Says
By Larry Rohter
New York Times | International

Monday, 22 July, 2002

BUENOS AIRES, July 21 -- The Iranian government organized and carried out the bombing of a Jewish community center here eight years

ago that killed 85 people and then paid Argentina's president at the time, Carlos Sau'l Menem, $10 million to cover it up, a witness in the

case has said in sealed testimony.



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1. Media Change of Attitude: More positive towards Israel.
2. News
3. Salah Shehade

1. Media Change of Attitude: More positive towards Israel.
The Jerusalem Post - July 18, 2002
Suddenly, a wave of charitable coverage of Israel.

But the Times and Newsweek stories are as nothing next the extraordinary show of contrition put on by CNN in the form of its "Victims of

Terror" five-part series.

WHAT ACCOUNTS FOR this apparent shift in emphasis, if that indeed is what it is? Three factors: First, a public outcry, combined with

the threat of boycotts; second, President Bush's speech of June 24; and third, a large dose of editorial guilt.

The first of these is easily documented. US media watchdog groups like CAMERA and honestreporting.com have been unrelenting, and

increasingly successful, in raising awareness of media bias against Israel.

And at National Public Radio, ombudsman Jeff Dvorkin reports receiving 9,000 emails over three months concerning the station's alleged

pro-Palestinian bias. "No one has ever seen pressure like this before," he says.

The pressure is having an effect.

The cumulative impact here is twofold. There are financial considerations: CNN's record of shoddy coverage of Israel is at least one reason

why Rupert Murdoch's FOX news channel has pulled ahead in the ratings battle. The New York Times, too, cannot well afford to be too

much at odds with the views of American Jewry, usually its most captive audience.

But the larger effect has been a certain amount of consciousness-raising in the news room.

Cautiously, editors and producers are taking a second look.

NEXT THERE IS the Bush speech.

The effects of political rhetoric are usually underestimated, in part because so much of it tends to be overblown. But the president's

speech was unlike any other delivered on the subject of the Middle East in recent memory. It replaced the land-for-peace doctrine, which

had governed mainline thinking on the Middle East for 35 years, with a democracy-for-statehood doctrine.

In doing so, Bush shifted international focus from what Israel was failing to do to get peace - concede land - to what the Palestinian

Authority wasn't doing - reform its institutions.

Willy-nilly, the news media was forced to play along.

FINALLY - and this on a hunch - guilt.

Among reporters and editors alike, the old saw, typically proffered near deadline, is that today's newspaper is tomorrow's packaging paper.

But nobody in the news business really believes it.

Decent journalists, covering important beats, live with the healthy dose of fear that they may be getting the story wrong, that a more

knowledgeable posterity will hold them partially culpable for leading the public of their times down a disastrous road. So it is, at least, with

the fate of the Jews.

Consider this: On July 2, 1944, The New York Times reported that 400,000 Hungarian Jews had been murdered by the Nazis, and that

another 350,000 were to be exterminated within weeks. A useful item of information, obviously - and one the editors of the Times chose to

run at four column inches, and that on page 12.

In his memoir, The Times of My Life and My Life With The Times, former Times editor Max Frankel notes that this "past hung over us for


2. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Tuesday, July 23, 2002 / Menachem Av 14, 5762
Helped by timely and accurate GSS intelligence, an Israeli F-16 jet fired a missile late last night at the latest hideout of top Hamas

terrorist Salah Shehada, the man slated to succeed Sheikh Ahmed Yassin as the organization's leader. Shehada was killed, as were

three other terrorists and several children in the building, and his own wife and three children. Well over 100 Arabs were reported injured in

the raid.
Arutz-7's Kobi Finkler reports that as head of all Hamas military operations, Shehada was responsible for hundreds of attacks against

Israeli civilians and soldiers over the past several years. Though the press is referring to him as Hamas leader in Gaza, "Shehada is really

the Hamas military leader throughout the entire Palestinian Authority. He was behind the murder of Israeli soldiers as far back as the late

1980's, the Kassam rockets fired at Sderot and environs, the attacks in Atzmona (5 students murdered), the Africa outpost (4 soldiers),

the Matza restaurant in Haifa (15 civilians), Sbarros (15), the Dolphinarium (21), and many more. He was headed towards succeeding

Sheikh Ahmed Yassin as head of Hamas. All in all, this was an important achievement for the IDF."

Rabbi Rafi Peretz, an IDF pilot in the reserves and the head of the pre-military academy in Atzmona - five of whose students were

murdered in March of this year by terrorists sent by Shehada - commented today:
"Nothing can bring back our dear students, but I am happy that we are 'settling accounts' with murderers of this nature. The fact that the

State of Israel says that it will reach every murderous terrorist, and then actually does so, is a very important ethical statement to our

Asked about the fact that children were killed in the raid, Rabbi Peretz said,
"First of all, I'd like to make clear what type of evil people we are dealing with. Two weeks ago, we lost one of our former students, Capt.

Haggai Lev, while his unit was engaged in searching for arms-smuggling tunnels - and listen to the circumstances under which he was

killed. He was told that the enemy was using small children as scouts. When he went to check to see if this was in fact the case, he was

shot and killed by a Palestinian sniper. This shows our ethical level compared to theirs. We great regret the loss of whoever was innocent

among them, but when they take civilians as their cover, then though it is difficult, they must know that this has a price."

An IDF force that had been in pursuit of the terrorist cell that murdered nine people in a bus attack outside Emanuel last week finally

succeeded. Arutz-7's Kobi Finkler explains:
"Army forces were deployed between Shechem and Emanuel since last week, shortly after seven terrorists left Shechem for the Emanuel

attack. Four terrorists took part in the murderous assault on the passenger bus, while the other three covered for them. After the

massacre, three of them got away that night, while one was killed; one IDF officer was killed the next morning in an exchange of fire with

them. Yesterday, IDF forces found the cell of four near the village of Tel near Shechem, and killed three of them. One of them got away."

The army later confirmed that the dead terrorists, next to whose bodies were found weapons and ammunition, were in fact the Emanuel

cell on its way to another attack in Kedumim.

3. Salah Shehade
Shehade was a very important terrorist leader and responsible for numerous terrorist attacks and suicide bombings.
According to reports he had a practice of remaining in his house and working from it, in effect using the other inhabitants of
the building as living shields. Israel has suffered quite a large number of unnecessary causalities in the past due to reluctance
about hurting Arab "bystanders" who are not directly involved in terror even though they are in effect active supporters.

From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: Salah Shehade - Portrait of a Hamas Leader

IDF Spokesperson 23 July 2002
Salah Shehade was one of the founders of Hamas and the commander of its
military wing. He is directly responsible for hundreds of attacks committed
against Israeli citizens and its security forces over the past two years.
These have resulted in death and injury to large numbers of people. Quite
simply, in recent years, Shehade had been the central figure in Hamas's
organization. And, it is known that Shehade was planning further severe acts
of terror.
Israeli security officials have stated that Shehade was closely associated
with most of the terrorist activities in the Gaza area, whether in planning
them himself or in their approval.

Shehade's high-level involvement with Hamas included:
" controlling some of the most wanted Hamas terrorists.
" instigating the strategy of terrorism as directed against Israel.
" significantly improving Hamas's military capabilities.


After his release from an Israeli prison in 2000, Shehade returned to his
position as the commander of the military wing of Hamas, which carried out
thousands of terror attacks, including dozens of suicide attacks against
Israeli targets in recent years.
Salah Shehade's terror activities:
Salah Shehade was considered to be a charismatic leader, who led the terror
wing of the Hamas with a firm grip. He also established policy, giving
orders and instructions on the carrying out of acts of terror.

Shehade saw all of "historic Palestine" as holy Islamic territory, which had
a religious obligation to be freed completely and immediately from Jews.
Based on this opinion, he was opposed to all negotiations with Israel, even
those that would lead to a Palestinian state on only part of "historic
Shehade carried the banner of the Islamic extreemists who saw the Jihad
(Islamic war against non-believers) as the preferred way to achieve
political objectives.
In the past several months, Shehade operated in the Gaza Strip against
Israeli settlements. On his instructions, many terror cells carried out
murderous attacks on the Israeli communities.
Based on his extremist Islamic viewpoint, Shehade spent a lot of effort in
educating and preparing the new generation of Palestinian youths in the
principles of Jihad and suicide attacks. He saw it as a mark of honor for
Palestinian youths, willing to volunteer for suicide attacks. He supported
them fully in this path, and even established a "youth wing" within Hamas
that provided military education and training for youths preparing for
suicide missions. Shehade also provided the principles for the religious
approval for using women and young girls as suicide terrorists.

IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis
Website: www.imra.org.il

Jerusalem News-81
1. Media from Steven Collins
2. New Rifle for IDF
3. News
Anti-Semitism- THE WORST WAVE
TU B'AV TODAY: * The ban on intermarriage among tribes of Israel was lifted.
4. Giant squid washes up on Australian beach
5. Moshav Carmel: Worth Visitng at www.moshavcarmel.org

1. Media from Steven Collins
From: Steven Collins <scollins@ll.net>
Subject: RE: Jerusalem News-80
Shalom Yair,
I thought I'd comment on your enclosed item about the US media becoming
more favorable to Israeli interests in its coverage. In watching a wide
variety of media outlets on cable TV and on the internet, this shift is
definitely true. While there has been spate of negative coverage lately re:
the Israeli F-16 attack in Gaza which killed Palestinian civilians in
addition to a top terrorist, there has been more pro-Israeli coverage
recently. Of course, it is worth pointing out that the Israelis have killed
a lot fewer Palestinian civilians in their military actions than has the
USA in its military operations in Afghanistan.
There is another reason for the pro-Israeli switch, I think. The media is
gradually recognizing such a shift is necessary to prevent growing
alienation between the media and its viewers. CNN, Time, Newsweek, et. al.
are now realizing that their viewers and readers are heavily pro-Israeli,
and were turning more and more to FOX-News for Mideast coverage (which has
been the most fair and pro-Israeli of the networks). This viewer sentiment
has been apparent in the ratings reports, and CNN and the other networks
knew they would lose a lot of advertising revenue if that trend persisted.
The message was understood that "pro-Palestinian coverage drives American
viewers away and hurts their bottom line."
Steve Collins

2. New Rifle for IDF
From: imra@netvision.net.il

The IDF will equip its troops with the new Tavor assault rifle, manufactured
by Israel Military Industries.

Globes' correspondent 23 July 2002

Hebrew daily "Yediot Ahronot" reports that the IDF will equip its troops
with the new Tavor assault rifle, manufactured by Israel Military Industries
(IMI), the IDF Army Headquarters decided yesterday. The decision will
shortly be sent to IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon for approval.
Most IDF troops currently use the obsolescent US M-16 or Israeli Galil
rifle. The IDF decided a new, more advanced rifle was needed. The two
alternatives were the Tavor and the M-4, an updated version of the short
M-16. The advantage of the M-4 is it could be bought with US military aid.

Both rifles underwent extended testing in the past year. The Tavor was given
to soldiers in the Givati infantry brigade, and the M-4 to the Nahal
infantry brigade. Both rifles saw operational use in the fighting in the

Yesterday, GOC Army Headquarters Maj.-Gen. Yiftah Ron Tal convened a meeting
that decided that the Tavor will be the IDF's next rifle. The IDF will
shortly open negotiations with IMI to finalize delivery details.

The Tavor is equipped with an Israeli-built integral reflex optical
reflective sight. The rifle's rearward center of gravity provides easy
aiming, including in the standing position. The rifle passed many firing
tests, proving effective in difficult field conditions. Givati infantrymen,
who have used the Tavor for months, have heaped praise on the new rifle,
saying it was very comfortable, accurate and always reliable on the

3. News
Arutz Sheva News Service
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 / Tu B'Av 5762

As the world continues to criticize Israel for its killing of arch-terrorist Salah Shehada in his hideout amidst a crowded residential area in

Gaza, the IDF released a report today detailing some of Shehada's recent murderous activities. He was a founder of Hamas, the

commander and central figure in its military wing, directly responsible for hundreds of attacks committed against Israelis, and known to be

planning further severe acts of terror.
Arutz-7's Uzi Baruch notes that Salah Shehada was a man who combined a social work career with ordering and helping to arrange the

murder of hundreds of Israelis. Only days before his death, he was in the midst of planning to send a truck loaded with 600 kilograms of

explosives to the Gush Katif musical celebrations. Unlike the Dolphinarium, Park Hotel, Sbarros, and other slaughters, he did not succeed

this time.
The IDF report explains that Shehada was a main link with Hamas officials and donors abroad, led the efforts to manufacture Kassam

rockets, and oversaw the production and purchase of other armaments. "Based on his extremist Islamic viewpoint," the IDF report states,

"Shehada spent a lot of effort in educating and preparing the new generation of Palestinian youths in the principles of Jihad and suicide

attacks... He supported them fully in this path, and even established a youth wing within Hamas that provided military education and

training for youths preparing for suicide missions. Shehada also provided the principles for the religious approval for using women and

young girls as suicide terrorists."

It was made known today that Shehada was released from Israeli prison two years ago after signing a promise not to engage in terrorism.

Lt.-Col. (res.) Meir Indor of the Terror Victims Association tells that this is not the first time genuine terrorists have been release from

Israeli prison: "The Tanzim is made up of veterans of Israeli prison, and the same with Hamas. We appealed to the Supreme Court against

these wholesale releases of thousands of terrorists that were the result of the Oslo Agreements. Almost all of them returned to their

terrorist activities…"

Anti-Semitism- THE WORST WAVE
Following the murder of David Rozensweig by skinheads in Toronto last week, Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Melchior said that the

current "wave of worldwide anti-Semitic attacks in recent months is the worst since the Second World War." Germany, for instance,

registered 127 anti-Semitic attacks in only three months this year. A partial list of this year's attacks (with help from Ma'ariv):
May 6 - Two Israelis banished from a French restaurant in New York City. "Israelis will not eat in my restaurant," the owner told them.
May 14 - A group of 20 North African youths violently assaulted five young Jews in Paris, several of whom suffered broken jaws.
May 28 - The first of three booby-trapped "Death to Jews" signs along a Moscow highway was uprooted by a concerned passerby; the

ensuing explosion caused her to lose her sight (until she was cured in Israel). Two other signs in the following weeks killed one Russian

and injured two others.
June 13 - Two Israeli professors were fired from their jobs at British language journals run by an Egyptian professor from the University of

Manchester. The professor said at the time, "I deplore the Israeli state."
July 3 - Czech skinheads threw smoke bombs at an event in which the country's Chief Rabbi was participating.
July 8 - Thirty young Israelis attending an English-learning camp in Greece were attacked by their "friends" from Poland and Russia, who

threatened to "kill you just like the Nazis did."
Mid-July - Almost 40 graves in a Jewish cemetery in Rome were vandalized, and dozens of graves were damaged in Borisov, Belarus.

Today marks a joyous day on the Jewish calendar: Tu B'Av, or the 15th day of the month of Av. Many celebrations throughout Israel are

scheduled in commemoration of the day, with "love" as their theme. The Talmud states that on Tu B'Av, the young unmarried women of

Jerusalem would borrow white clothing - so that their wealth or lack of it would not stand out - and dance in the vineyards in order to be

noticed by their prospective husbands. Many weddings are thus celebrated on Tu B'Av. In addition, several other Biblical and historical

events mark this day:
* The conclusion of the death decree of the generation that wandered in the desert. They were thus punished for believing the Ten Scouts'

discouraging report on the land of Canaan.
* The ban on intermarriage among tribes of Israel was lifted.
* King Hosea, last monarch of the northern Israelite kingdom, removed the barriers installed by one of his predecessors, King Jeroboam,

which prevented the northerners from making pilgrimages to Jerusalem.
* The Romans permitted the Jews to bury Bar Kochba's supporters who had fallen at Betar.

C B C . C A N e w s - F u l l S t o r y : Giant squid washes up on Australian beach

HOBART, AUSTRALIA-- Scientists say they may have found a new species after a giant squid washed up on an Australian beach.

The mysterious creature is similar to one in Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The squid's tentacles measure at least 15

metres and it weighs about 250 kilograms. It was found dead Saturday on the southern island state of Tasmania.

The giant squid was transported to the Tasmanian Museum, where experts were studying its unusual traits. Zoologist David Pemberton

said each of the squid's eight arms have unusual long, thin flaps of muscle attached to them.

The squid had lost two of its tentacles, which Pemberton said could be between 15 metres and 18 metres long. Giant squid also have two

smaller feeding tentacles.

Pemberton said the discovery could cause scientists to rewrite the taxonomy of giant squids, which usually live on the edge of continental

shelves at depths of at least 500 metres.

He added no one would want to feast on the creature ­ its high ammonia content would make it inedible.

5. Moshav Carmel: Worth Visitng at www.moshavcarmel.org

Jerusalem News-82
1. News
Shehada's death: IT WAS NOW OR NEVER
Women's Mission: COMING TO ISRAEL
2. Casualty Toll to date
3. Belgium: A Haven for Terrorists
4. Britain doubles arms sold to Israel, quadruples sales to Jordan

1. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@israelnationalnews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Thursday, July 25, 2002 / Menachem Av 16, 5762

Rabbi Elimelech Shapira, 43, head of the Yeshivat Hesder and pre-military academy in the Shomron community of Peduel, was murdered

early this morning by terrorist gunfire at his car. His friend, Elitzur Lilintal, with whom he often traveled to an early-morning Torah class in

Bnei Brak, was wounded by gunfire to his legs. Lilintal was operated on this morning and is listed in moderate condition. "I was awoken by

the sound of gunshots and Rav Shapira falling on me," he told Arutz-7's Yosef Zalmanson today. "I grabbed the wheel in order to speed out

of there, with Rav Shapira's leg still on the gas pedal... It was pretty clear that he was not alive." Emergency workers who arrived on the

scene were themselves attacked by gunfire, but continued administering medical treatment until IDF soldiers arrived on the scene. The

terrorists were tracked to the nearby Arab village of Burkin.
The funeral of Rabbi Shapira, who is survived by his wife and eight children, began this afternoon in his Yeshivat "Eretz HaTzvi" in Peduel,

where colleagues and family members eulogized him. He will be buried in the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah. Yonah Goodman of

Peduel told Arutz-7 today that his neighbor Rabbi Shapira realized that in order to educate, he could not stop studying himself, and that

his trips to Bnei Brak were for this purpose: "He had the special ability to communicate with youth who stood at the crossroads, who were

not quite sure of their future… He fulfilled his dream of establishing an institute for these youths, and for others… He was very beloved for

his quiet nature, his special personality, for his unique musical abilities, and much more."
Goodman said that the road on which the fatal attack occurred has been quiet for the last several months, "although before that we used

to have many attacks, including shootings, firebombs, and even stone blocks hurled onto our cars."

Shehada's death: IT WAS NOW OR NEVER
Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said today that Israel's killing of arch-terrorist Hamas leader Salah Shehada this week definitely

saved lives, "as it was just a matter of time before he carried out another very major attack against Israelis." Similarly, IDF Ground Forces

Commander Gen. Yiftach Ron-Tal said that Shehada's death would certainly bring about a drop in the number of terrorist attacks in the

coming days. "This is in light of the fact that he planned several very major attacks in the heart of Israel for the near future," Ron-Tal said.
Israel had been tracking Shehada for several days before the successful targeting, yet was unable to find a time when he did not surround

himself with Arab civilians not directly associated with terrorism. The Israeli officials' above-quoted remarks thus clarified that leaving

Shehada alive would have meant the near-certain deaths of more Jews.
Interestingly, ten Arab civilians were hurt today, yet no international outcry was heard. Palestinian terrorists placed a bomb outside a Jenin

slum against IDF tanks - but the powerful explosive mistakenly blew up instead under a UNRWA bus carrying Arab passengers. The bomb

was made up of a gas canister connected to explosives.

The United States Senate approved yesterday a $200 million aid package to Israel, to assist the Jewish state in its war against

Palestinian terrorism. The package was passed by a 92-7 margin as part of an overall $28.9 billion anti-terror initiative. The majority of the

funding will go towards U.S. homeland security efforts, and to the Pentagon.
The bill also earmarked $50 million in humanitarian aid for the Arabs living under PLO-rule. The funding will bypass Yasser Arafat's

Palestinian Authority and will be given directly to Arab humanitarian organizations. The House of Representatives approved the bill on


Women's Mission: COMING TO ISRAEL
Aish Women's Mission 2002 has brought 25 women from Toronto, Denver, South Florida and Philadelphia to Israel for a week of Torah

learning and solidarity. They have been and will be involved in visiting terror victims, touring historic areas such as Hevron, Rachel's Tomb,

and Gush Etzion, and studying Torah at Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem.
The Young Israel of Century City in Los Angeles, led by Rabbi Elazar Muskin, has sent its second solidarity mission of the year to Israel.

2. Casualty Toll to date
From: imra@netvision.net.il
4,286 injured, 577 killed, 13,773 attacks 29 September 2000 through 24 July
IDF Spokesperson 25 July 2002
Injured: 3,055 Civilians + 1,231 Security Forces = 4,286 Total Israeli
Killed: 399 Civilians + 178 Security Forces = 577 Total Israeli Killed
Total Attacks*: 6,462 West Bank + 6,713 Gaza Strip + 598 Home Front =
13,773 Total
* Does not include attacks with rocks or firebombs.

3. Belgium: A Haven for Terrorists
Note: The following extracts are from an article critical of the Walloons in Belgium. In view of the attitude of Belgium at present the article

is pertinent. At the same time we trace the Walloons to the ancient Belgae from the Tribes of Benjamin and Reuben.
Up until now the Walloons have usually (albeit with exceptions) proven themselves to have been a relatively positive element in world


The Spectator July 13,2002:FEATURES "Perfidious Belgium"

Never trust a person with a Belgian passport. As everyone knows, there are
no Belgians. There are six million Flemings and four million Walloons,
lumped together through historical accident in the Kingdom of Belgium... .
...The French-speaking Walloons have dominated Belgium since its invention
in 1830. Today, they feel threatened by the growing demographic and economic
power of the Dutch-speaking Flemings. In their search for allies, the
Walloon leadership is bestowing Belgian citizenship on almost any immigrant
entering the country, including criminals and Muslim terrorists, who claims
he can speak French.
According to a recent inquiry ordered by a Belgian parliamentary commission,
Brussels has become a major recruiting base for al-Qa'eda and a launch-pad
for terrorist attacks on neighbouring countries. The commission investigated
the failure of the Sretי de l'Etat, the Belgian secret service, to screen
Islamic terrorists. On 5 June, Mrs Godelieve Timmermans, the head of the
Suretי, resigned after the report concluded that the Suretי had remained
passive because it had found no indications that the terrorists would attack
Belgian targets, and also because the Suretי did not want to discredit
certain corrupt Belgian authorities or politicians for fear that these might
attribute to the secret service 'a racist or xenophobic attitude towards
immigrants or Muslims'.
The investigation followed the murder of the Afghan general Ahmad Shah
Massoud. The charismatic leader of the anti-Taleban forces in Afghanistan
was killed by a Belgian and an accomplice carrying Belgian papers on 9
September 2001 ...The murder, intended to be 'a gift' to Osama bin Laden,
had been planned by Tarek Maaroufi, a Tunisian-born Belgian citizen and one
of the leading al-Qa'eda agents in Europe.

Because of its
'neutralist' position, Belgium became known as a safe haven for terrorists.
Britain had already experienced this in November 1988, when Belgium set free
Patrick Ryan, an IRA arms-supplier who had been arrested in Brussels and who
the British government had asked to be extradited to London. Although a
Belgian court recommended that the government comply with Britain's request,
the Belgian Cabinet gave orders to let him go.
In January 2001, the CIA discovered an al-Qa'eda plot to bomb the US embassy
in Rome. During the investigation into the plot, the Italian anti-terror
squad, Digos, rounded up an al-Qa'eda cell in Milan. The Milanese cell had
been in regular contact with Maaroufi, who with his Belgian identity card
could travel freely throughout the countries of the Schengen group. The
Italian authorities asked Belgium to arrest and extradite Maaroufi. Again,
Brussels refused, arguing that it did not extradite Belgian citizens.
Meanwhile, Maaroufi was organising the murder of General Massoud. He
recruited two men who were prepared to blow themselves up together with the
general. One of them was a Belgian citizen of Tunisian descent who was a
Koran teacher in Brussels; the other was a North African living in Belgium

The inquiry of the Belgian parliamentary commission into the Sretי de l'
Etat revealed that it had allowed the Belgian Muslim community - numbering
over 350,000 members, including more than 200,000 Moroccans, almost 100,000
Turks and 13,000 Algerians - to become heavily infiltrated by fundamentalist
extremists. Thirty of Belgium's 300 mosques, the report says, are run by
fundamentalist clerics. Candidates for the jihad are being recruited among
Muslims in schools, prisons, hospitals and sports centres. The report warns
that the fundamentalist Muslims are creating a religious state within the
Belgian state. The biggest mosque in Belgium, the Great Mosque of Brussels,
built in the Cinquantenaire Park with Saudi money on a piece of land donated
by the late King Baudouin to Saudi King Faisal in 1967, operates its own
'Islamic police', supervising certain Brussels neighbourhoods with a large
concentration of Muslims. It even organises paramilitary training. The
report refers to sermons at the Great Mosque calling Brussels 'the capital
of the infidels', rejoicing in the attacks of 11 September, openly
supporting Osama bin Laden, and admonishing the faithful to prepare for the

As Charles Pasqua said six years ago, Brussels
seems to lack the resolve to fight international Islamic terrorism.
Britain, as America's most loyal ally, had better beware. If al-Qa'eda is
planning any actions in this country, the assaults might well be launched
from Belgium. The enemy is plotting less than 200 miles east of
Dover... .

4. Britain doubles arms sold to Israel, quadruples sales to Jordan
From: imra@netvision.net.il

The Guardian (London) July 20, 2002 By Richard Norton-Taylor
[With thanks to ATRC Newswire]
The government approved a sharp increase in arms sales to Israel last
year, despite its military activities in the occupied territories,
according to the annual report on weapons exports published yesterday.
Britain also approved large increases to Pakistan, involved in a bitter
dispute with India over Kashmir, and to countries with poor human rights
records, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia.
Exports cleared for Israel almost doubled, from pounds 12.5m to pounds
22.5m: components for combat aircraft, helicopters and bombs, components for
anti-tank missiles and military aircraft engines, and large calibre
ammunition. However, the figures show a large number of export licences to
Israel were blocked or revoked.

In addition, the government approved pounds 55.5m worth of arms
exports to Jordan, compared with pounds 12m the previous year.

Jerusalem News-83
1. Worth Viewing
2. US ships Al Qaeda suspects to Arab states
3. Casualty Comparison

1. Worth Viewing shows how Palestinians want to take over all of Israel
and not just the so-called "West Bank".
: Israel Slide Show -- Important to See

2. US ships Al Qaeda suspects to Arab states
Egypt, Syria, and Jordan may extract information faster, but are their methods legal and reliable?
By Faye Bowers and Philip Smucker
WASHINGTON AND CAIRO – In the war on terror, the US is careful to show how fairly it's treating the hundreds of orange-suited Taliban

and Al Qaeda fighters locked behind the razor-wire of the US base at Guantanamo, Cuba. But what the US isn't trumpeting is a quiet

practice of shipping key Al Qaeda suspects to the Middle East for interrogation.

One reason for this new approach, US officials privately say, is that in some cases these militants' home countries have a better

understanding of Islamist groups, their contacts, customs, and language. But there's another reason, say US sources. These countries –

Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, among them – use torture, which, some officials suggest, extracts information much more quickly than more

benign interrogation methods.

In a post-Sept. 11 world, where terror threats are received nearly daily, the US faces difficult choices. Can US officials afford to wait for Al

Qaeda fighters to spill the goods on their colleagues, or do they need to make them talk as quickly as possible in order to deter additional

terrorist attacks? What's the quality of information disclosed through torture? And, what are the costs to US credibility of trading off moral

and legal concerns in pursuit of safety?

"This is what you call liaison," says Robert Baer, a former CIA case officer with years of Middle East experience. "And it's not reliable.

Before 9/11, the Germans failed us, the British failed us, and I don't think the Syrians will let us sit in on the interrogations." He adds that

the US and its allies are so far behind in the intelligence war that "it's catch up ball for everyone."

Mr. Baer says that the Egyptians have better databases than the US does. "When somebody starts to talk, they will be able to know if he

is telling the truth, because they've got all these referral points," he says. "And they have more experience in this than the CIA. But the

Egyptians, and especially the Syrians use torture."

There is some debate within the US intelligence community over whether coercive interrogations are effective.

Art Hulnick, another former CIA case officer, as well as Baer, say that a prisoner is liable to "throw up" anything while being tortured, just

to stop the torture.

3. Casualty Comparison
The following report shows that most Palestinian casualties are young males
killed in "action" whereas Israeli casualties are "civilians" including a high proportion of
children and females.
From: imra@imra.org.il
Full report http://www.ict.org.il/researchreport/researchreport.htm ]
A just-completed study at the International Policy Institute for
Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya provides
an in-depth look at the fatalities on both sides of the current
Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Based on thorough research using Palestinian
and Israeli open sources, the study provides a breakdown of those killed by
age, sex, and combatant status. The results lead to some surprising

+The Significance of the Statistical Patterns
The statistics show that Israeli noncombatants over the last 21 months
have been killed essentially at random, as Palestinian terrorists have
chosen to attack whichever civilian targets were accessible.
Palestinian fatalities, however, have been strongly concentrated
within a particular population segment - teenaged boys and young men.
Population segments like women or older people are not military
targets; thus their higher prevalence among Israeli fatalities is an
indication of the degree to which Palestinian terrorists have killed
Israelis simply for the "crime" of being Israeli.
In contrast, Palestinian noncombatant fatalities have been
overwhelmingly young (but over the age of 11) and male. This pattern
of Palestinian deaths completely contradicts accusations that Israel
has "indiscriminately targeted women and children." It is clear that
the vast majority of the Palestinians killed did not die as the result
of random Israeli attacks on inhabited areas, or on mixed-sex crowds
at roadblocks and the like. There appears to be only one reasonable
explanation of this pattern: that Palestinian men and boys engaged in
behavior that brought them into conflict with Israeli armed forces.
Certainly, at least after the first few days of the conflict, these
Palestinian men and boys (or, in the case of the younger ones, their
parents and teachers) have to have been aware that they were placing
themselves in harm's way.
In fact, the highly specific pattern of Palestinian noncombatant
fatalities suggests that many of these deaths have resulted from an
active Palestinian indoctrination campaign glorifying "martyrdom" -
effectively encouraging boys and young men to confront Israeli forces
and risk death even when there was no real likelihood of causing
material harm to Israelis.

From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
The Jewish Agency announces that some 700 new immigrants will arrive in Israel next week, including 157 from France, 111 from

Argentina, 47 from the U.S., and 14 from Great Britain.

Jerusalem News-84
1. Lions of Jerusalem
2. News

1. Lions of Jerusalem
In Jerusalem News-1 we reported:
1. The Lions: Eighty large statues of lions have been provided due to a combined initiative of the Jerusalem City Council and the distributor

of Peugot automobiles.
The lions have been painted and decorated by local artists in different ways and placed all over Jerusalem. The character of each of the

decorated lions is different from the others and has very ingeniously been made to suit the character of the square or junction that each

statue has been placed in. It is amazing what has been done and definitely adds life and vitality to Jerusalem to see a different lion at

every major corner, decorated and painted in a different way, from the sombre to the jollicose. It is intended that the lions remain in their

places for a period and eventually be removed and auctioned.

The lions can now be seen on the web at:

2. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Sunday, July 28, 2002 / Menachem Av 19, 5762
Four more terrorism victims were buried today, including the parents of nine orphans. The funeral service for Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak

Dickstein, 44, his wife Chana, 42, and their son Shuva'el Tzion, 9, began at Jerusalem's Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav Kook.
Two other Dickstein children suffered light-to-moderate wounds in the murderous attack.
IDF Sgt. Elazar Leibovitz of Hevron, who was shot first in the same attack, will be laid to rest at noon in Hevron's Jewish Cemetery. He is

survived by his parents and nine siblings.
The attack occurred shortly after 6 PM on Friday, when Arab terrorists opened fired on Sgt. Leibovitz's car traveling near the Zeif Junction,

south of Hevron. When Leibovitz was hit, a passenger in his car grabbed the wheel and continued towards Hevron to escape the flying

bullets. On their way, the driver car spotted the Dickstein vehicle heading towards them from the opposite direction. He tried to signal to

them to stop so that they would not become the terrorists' next target, but the driver failed to pick up on the warning and continued

towards the junction. The waiting terrorists opened fire, killing the Dickstein couple and their son from close range. They are survived by

nine other children of the family, ranging in age from 21 to 2.
The Dicksteins were the 15th husband-and-wife couple to have been murdered by Palestinian terrorists since the Oslo War began

(including six elderly couples from the Pesach Seder Massacre in Netanya). They left almost 30 young orphans, and seven children were

killed with them.
Leibovitz, who was to have celebrated his 21st birthday yesterday, succumbed to his wounds after he was transported to a nearby

hospital. He seemed to have a feeling that his demise would be at the hands of terrorists, and left his family and friends with clear

instructions as to how to conduct his funeral. "You need not be happy at my funeral," he said, "but just know that I'll be OK." He asked

that the media not cover the funeral, and that he be eulogized only by rabbis and not by politicians. Arabs threw rocks at the funeral

procession from several directions, and an eyewitness reported that soldiers responded with gunfire. Some of the mourners returned rock-

throwing at the Arabs, and in the ensuing rioting, several policemen were wounded. PA sources report that a girl was killed by gunfire.

The murderers of the four victims on Friday fled to the nearby PLO-controlled village of Yata, and an IDF manhunt for the terrorists is still

underway. The village is under curfew. The Al-Aqsa Brigade of Yasser Arafat's Fatah terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for

the murderous shootings.
The Yesha Council - the Council of Communities in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza - released one of the only official reactions to the murders,

calling on the government to use the attack as a turning point in its war against terrorism. The Councils demand the expulsion of the

residents of Yata - a village that has been a hotbed of anti-Jewish terrorism for years - and the destruction of the illegal bloc of homes

nearby where the terrorists hid.
Southern Mt. Hevron officials demanded that the army enter the villages and clear them totally of the thousands of weapons held there.
MK Michael Kleiner (Herut) said after the violent funeral in Hevron today,
"If the government does not take action to bring about a clear military defeat of terrorism, more and more frustrated Jews will do it using

the 'Do It Yourself' system. The government can and should bomb the terrorists' 'cities of refuge', just like the Americans did in Tora Bora

and NATO did in Serbia. It is better to receive condemnations and know that we did what we could to save Jewish lives, rather than be

praised and count our dead bodies."

An IDF force uncovered and apprehended a four-man terrorist cell this morning in the Shomron area. In the same region, soldiers arrested

a female would-be suicide terrorist west of PA-controlled Jenin. She admitted that she was on her way to perpetrate an attack... Vehicles

traveling near Karmei Tzur, south of Gush Etzion, were targeted in stone-throwing attacks this afternoon. No one was hurt... Soldiers in

PA-controlled Jenin this afternoon used stun grenades and teargas to restore order after PA residents became violent during the lifting of

the curfew...
Arabs continued launching mortar shells at Gush Katif communities in Gaza over the weekend. Shells landed near the town of Netzer

Hazani last night, and yesterday afternoon a shell landed inside another community, causing damage to a building. No injuries were

reported in these incidents.
Over the weekend: IDF soldiers arrested at least three wanted Arabs in several locations throughout the Shomron… Soldiers in southern

Gaza were targeted by Arab gunfire near Rafiach… A soldier was lightly injured in a stone-throwing attack south of Jenin... Arabs shot at

soldiers patrolling on the northern border near Kibbutz Sasa...
Hizbullah terrorists in Lebanon directed three waves of anti-aircraft fire along the northern border this morning. No injuries were reported.

Representatives of the Palestinian Authority and Jordan reached a curious understanding last week: to prevent the transfer of food and

merchandise to Arab cities in Yesha via Jordan. The Itim News Agency quotes a senior Arab Customs Wing clerk at the Allenby Bridge

Crossing who said that last Thursday's decision, which he called "puzzling," forbids Palestinian merchants from importing goods via

Jordan. Only donated goods will be allowed through.
The source said that the decision was apparently initiated by Yasser Arafat. Many trucks laden with thousands of tons of foodstuff usually

make their daily way from Jordan to PA storehouses - but the starved population does not often get to partake of the bounty. Instead, the

food is sold by the PA to persons close to them or to other merchants, who then sell them at higher prices. The Arab source told Itim that

the PA is thus intensifying the food shortage in order to allow it manage its budget deficit and to allow its "friends" to earn extra money.

Illegal Arab construction along Yesha highways is impeding IDF security activities. HaTzofeh reports today that most of the buildings were

built with PA monies in order to increase Arab presence there. The highway where Friday's attack occurred provides a perfect example of

the way in which terrorists can use these buildings, together with information they gather on the times of IDF patrols and the like, to

perpetrate murderous attacks.

Jerusalem News-85
1. News
2. Rumsfeld says airstrikes alone won't stop Iraq
3. More News
4. Einstein exhibit in China foiled by his Judaism
5. JORDAN TIMES 30 July '02: "Government requests information from EU"
6. Bomb Kills 7 in Jerusalem; Hamas Claims Responsibility
7. Still More News
*** QUOTE OF THE DAY: [Staying in Israel]

1. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Monday, July 29, 2002 / Menachem Av 20, 5762
There has been a flurry of activity on the Oslo War front over the past 24 hours.
This morning IDF soldiers and Border Policemen began a search in the Kfar Saba area, after civilians spotted an Arab dressed as an IDF

soldier, apparently on his way to carry out an attack. After he was detected, the Arab threw away a suspicious bag that he was carrying

and fled towards the nearby Arab village of Khabble.
Yesterday, soldiers arrested two top Hamas gang leaders in the Ramallah district. One was involved in carrying out the suicide bombing at

Jerusalem's Moment Cafe on March 9 that left 11 Israelis dead. Security officials also arrested a would-be male suicide bomber and three

accomplices in the Arab village of Burkin, east of Tel-Aviv. An Arab woman who admitted that she was planning a suicide attack was

arrested at a checkpoint in the Shomron on Saturday.
In addition, an Arab was apprehended in the PLO-controlled village of Yatah, 24 miles south of Jerusalem, in connection with Friday's

shootings that claimed the lives of Rabbi Yosef and Hannah Dickstein, their son Shuva'el Zion and IDF Sgt. Elazar Leibovitz.
In other war news, Arabs launched several mortar shells at Gush Katif communities in Israel's southern Mediterranean coastal region. One

of the shells smashed into a fire station in the community of N'vei Dekalim, causing a fire to erupt, which severely damaged the building as

well as two fire trucks. No injuries were reported. In addition, Arabs shot and threw grenades at soldiers stationed near Rafiach in southern

Gaza. None of the soldiers were hurt.

A violent exchange took place between Arabs and Jews in Hevron yesterday, as mourners gathered to bury slain IDF Sgt. Elazar

Leibovitz. Arabs murdered Leibovitz at the Zief junction near Hevron on Friday. As the funeral procession left the Cave of the Patriarchs

(Me'arat HaMachpela), on its way to the town's ancient Jewish cemetery, Arabs standing on the roofs and balconies of their homes nearby

began heaving cement blocks, boulders, planks and iron rods down onto the mourners.
In response the soldiers and armed civilians in the procession began firing warning shots in the air, and when the bombardment would not

yield, they began shooting in the direction of the Arabs hurling the objects. Arab sources say that a 14-year-old girl standing on the

balcony of her home was killed by gunfire, while her brother was wounded. Hevron resident Uri Karzen, who took part in the funeral

procession told Arutz Sheva today, that it is "absolutely possible" that the girl who died took part in the attack on the mourners. Karzen

also stressed that the soldiers and civilians who began firing were doing so in self-defense since the Arabs were lobbing their heavy

objects from the rooftops of three story buildings above the procession.
The initial melee lasted for ten to fifteen minutes. Additional violent exchanges took place at various points throughout the funeral

procession. Between 10-15 security force officials were injured throughout the day. Police also arrested four Israelis who took part in the

violence. Last night the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ordered the release of the Israelis, pending an investigation into the incident. Israeli

officials have called on the PA to assist in the investigation.
Yesterday also marked the anniversary of the 1929 massacre in which Arabs murdered 67 members of the Jewish community of Hevron.

Leibovitz was laid to rest alongside those victims.

Today, the 20th of the Hebrew Month of Av, marks one-year since an Arab suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside Jerusalem's

Sbarro Pizzeria, murdering 15 Israelis. Among those murdered were the mother, father and three children of the Schijveschuurder Family;

Mordehai, 43, Tzila, 41, Raiya, 14, Avraham Yitzhak, 4, and Chemda, 18 months. This afternoon, a graveside memorial will be held in

Jerusalem's Har Menuchot cemetery for the victims. One of those injured in attack, 31-year-old Chana Tova (bat Pescha) Nachenberg

remains in a coma.

There has been a significant rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Canada. A study released today shows that in the first six months of the

year, there have been almost 200 anti-Semitic episodes, representing a 35 percent increase over the first six months of last year. Just two

weeks ago, 48-year-old orthodox Jew David Rosenzweig was murdered outside a Toronto kosher pizza shop by a group of skinheads.

2. Rumsfeld says airstrikes alone won't stop Iraq
Mon Jul 29, 6:42 PM ET
By KEN GUGGENHEIM, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says that
airstrikes alone won't stop Iraq from developing chemical, biological or
nuclear weapons.
"The Iraqis have a great deal of what they do deeply buried,"
Rumsfeld said Monday at the U.S. Joint Forces Command headquarters in
Suffolk, Va.
Much of Iraq's weapons capability also is mobile, he said.
"A biological laboratory can be on wheels in a trailer and make
a lot of bad stuff, and it's moveable. And it looks like most any other
trailer," he said.
Rumsfeld's comments were the latest in escalating rhetoric from
the Bush administration suggesting a military invasion of Iraq to force
President Saddam Hussein from power.

3. More News
Arutz Sheva News Service
Tuesday, July 30, 2002 / Menachem Av 21, 5762
Palestinian terrorists hiding behind olive trees murdered two Israelis late this morning in an ambush attack in the village of Jama'in,

between Ariel and Tapuach in the Shomron. The two victims were brothers living in Tapuach: Shlomo Odessor, 60, a divorced father of

three, and Moti Odessor, 52, survived by his wife and six children. They had apparently driven into the village by pre-arranged appointment

to sell fuel. Jama'in is in Area B - under Israeli security control and Palestinian Authority administrative control - but Israeli civilians are

banned from entering these areas by special army orders. IDF forces in and around the village continue the search for the murderers.
Shomron Regional Council head Bentzy Lieberman told Arutz-7 today,
"People should not enter [Area B], in accordance with the special military orders. On the other hand, it must be clear: It cannot be that

within the Land of Israel and the State of Israel, a Jew who enters a given area automatically means a death sentence. Nowhere else in the

world, not even in Libya or Iran, is this the case.
"The army is now heavily inside the PA cities, and therefore it is spread a bit thin in the rest of the areas… We gave them [the PA] the

guns, and we gave them the space, and so we must immediately go into these villages and collect the tens of thousands of guns that they

have. We must destroy the houses of terrorists and their families and deport them, as this is the only way to fight terrorism. We have

entered their cities, but now we must complete the process by going into all of the areas."

In an act of uncommon heroism early this morning, a mother of eight overcame a knife-wielding terrorist as he was attacking her husband

lying in bed, and stabbed him to death. The miraculous incident occurred shortly after 3 AM when a well-disguised terrorist infiltrated the

Shomron town of Itamar and broke into the Mimran family home. It was later discovered that he began his rampage by going from room to

room and bed to bed, looking for the children and trying to stab them; most fortunately, all eight children had left on Sunday night to spend

some time at their grandparents' home in the north.
The terrorist's last stop was in the parents' bedroom. The woman, Orna Mimran, described to Arutz-7 what happened:
"I awoke at around 3:15 to see two hands with two knives flailing in the air, and he was attacking my husband. I couldn't grab the knives,

as he was holding on to them very tightly, but together we were able to fight with him and stab him back." Though she modestly insisted

that she and her husband overcame the terrorist together, it appears that hers was the main role in turning the terrorist's knives back upon

Her husband is in Beilinson Hospital in moderate condition, with wounds in the chest and arm, while Orna was lightly wounded. Shomron

Council head Lieberman said later, "She bravely killed the terrorist in an act of heroism that can barely be described. The army came only

"How do you explain three infiltrations into Itamar in the space of two months?" Arutz-7 posed this question today to Nitzan Yamin, a

member of Itamar's emergency security team. In the previous attacks, three high school students were murdered on May 28, while Rachel

Shabo, three of her children, and Yosef Tuito were murdered on June 20. Yamin answered:
"This is truly a very severe question, and it must be directed to the army. We are the civil body that works with the army, and although we

repeatedly warned them, and despite the fact that their job, by definition, is to prevent infiltrations into Itamar, we see failure after failure."

He did not blame the soldiers, whom he said are "falling off their feet. There is not enough manpower… They are involved in defensive

operations, while the Arabs carefully observe us and plan their moves. When they saw and heard the tank move away from its spot at 1

AM, they began preparing… Army people told us that it was just a question of time before the next infiltration…"
In response to a question, Yamin admitted that the town could use volunteers to serve as guards, and in fact recently offered "high pay" to

those willing to live in the town and serve in security-related positions.

In yet another attack early this afternoon, a suicide terrorist blew himself up in downtown Jerusalem, wounding lightly four people and one

person "moderately." The blast occurred near Hadassah College on HaNeviim St. The terrorist was a 17-year-old resident of Bethlehem, a

member of the Al-Aksa Brigades of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.
A would-be suicide terrorist who was arrested yesterday in the Sharon region led his investigators today to the place where he hid his

explosives vest, north of Rosh Ha'Ayin. He said that he planned to detonate it in a crowded area. A second member of his terrorist cell

was captured this morning.

4. Einstein exhibit in China foiled by his Judaism
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Einstein exhibit in China foiled by his Judaism
Ha'aretz 31 July 2002
BEIJING - Israel has canceled a planned exhibit in China on Albert Einstein
after Chinese officials demanded the removal of references to his being
Jewish and a supporter of creating a Jewish state, an Israeli spokesman said
yesterday. The incident adds to diplomatic strains that date back to
Israel's decision two years ago to call off a deal to sell Beijing a
sophisticated airborne radar system. China has also openly criticized recent
Israeli attacks in Palestinian territories.

Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 19:32:59 -0400
From: imra@netvision.net.il
JORDAN TIMES 30 July '02:
"Government requests information from EU"
"The government on Monday requested from EU representatives here more
information on Saudi Arabia's decision last week to temporarily ban EU
chicken exports in order to take an informed decision about about a possible
similar step."
"products contained substances which cause cancer and impotence."

6. Bomb Kills 7 in Jerusalem; Hamas Claims Responsibility

[J] ERUSALEM, July 31 - A powerful bomb hidden in a bag and left on a table by Palestinian militants tore apart a bustling cafeteria during

lunch at Hebrew University here today, killing at least seven people, including three Americans, and wounding more than 80.

Through a bedlam of screams and crashing glass, students fled in horror from the cafeteria, in the Frank Sinatra Student Center, some

trailing blood onto the concrete courtyard of Nancy Reagan Plaza.

Because of the campus' diverse student body - it is one of the few enclaves here where Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs still mix - students

said they had felt safe, even as new violence threatened the city this week. Arab students were among the wounded, hospital officials

said, as were foreign students.

In Washington, the State Department reported the deaths of the three Americans, two women and one man. One victim, Janis Coulter of

New York City, was identified tonight by the American Friends of Hebrew University.

The State Department declined to identify the American victims further as consular officials worked to notify relatives.

Philip Reeker, a department spokesman, called the attack ``absolutely tragic and outrageous.''

President Bush condemned the bombing and said it was perpetrated by ``killers who hate the thought of peace and therefore are willing to

take their hatred to all kinds of places, including a university.''

The bombing at the campus, on Mount Scopus, was the second in two days in Jerusalem. The Islamist group Hamas claimed

responsibility for the bombing, saying that it acted in retaliation for Israel's killing last week of a top Hamas leader. Fourteen others,

including nine children, died in that attack, in which Israel dropped a one-ton bomb on a house in Gaza City.

Spencer Dew, 26, a divinity student from the University of Chicago studying here for the summer, was eating on the patio when he heard

the blast, then smelled gunpowder. Lacerated by flying glass, he joined the fleeing crowd, then returned for a notebook, which had also

been pierced by glass.

``I know there are justifications - bad justifications,'' he said of the political violence, his shirt spotted crimson and his khaki pants torn as

he left a hospital here. ``It's killing college students. That's no political solution for anything. It's killing college kids.''

``The security tries to do their best,'' said Kobi Cohen, the student union president.``But there are a lot of holes in the fence. A lot of

guards don't check the bags well.''

Mr. Cohen, who helped evacuate the wounded, said, ``We always believed that because there are Arab students here and Arab workers,

nobody will try to hurt us here.''

The attack was unusual in that it appeared not to be the work of a suicide bomber. Police officials said initial investigation suggested that

the bomb was hidden in a bag and left on a table in the center of the restaurant, one of the most popular spots on campus.

Israeli officials said the attack fit a Palestinian strategy of killing civilians.

Students watched in shock as emergency workers carried their peers away on orange stretchers, through an area where graduation

ceremonies are held. ``I was standing in the Forum and watching them bring people on stretchers, and I saw blood and shoes and I.V.'s on

the ground,'' said Sophia Aron, 19, of Los Angeles, a student from the University of California, Davis, who is studying here for a year.

``Right in the Forum. It freaks me out. But I'm not leaving.''

Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar, a political leader of Hamas, blamed Israel for the attack. ``Such operations will continue until the elimination of the

occupation,'' he said. Hamas leaders consider all of Israel to be occupied territory, not just the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which

Israel occupied in 1967.

Shlomo Avineri, a political science professor at the university, said: ``This is beyond the pale, to attack a university, and it shows what the

war is about. It's not about the settlements. It's not about occupation. It's about the very existence of a Jewish population in this country.''

He predicted that on the campus, ``the anger will overshadow the agony - the sense that they're not going to shut off the Hebrew

Copyright 2002 The New York Times

7. Still More News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Wednesday, July 31, 2002 / Menachem Av 22, 5762

Hamas spokesman Abdel Aziz Rantisi made it quite clear today. He said that terrorist attacks will continue until all Jews leave Israel.
Rantisi made the remarks while claiming responsibility on behalf of Hamas for the slaughter of seven more people in Jerusalem this

afternoon. A very powerful bomb exploded inside a school bag on a table inside a Hebrew University cafeteria shortly before 2 PM, killing

the seven and wounding close to 90, including 12 people in serious and grave condition. Almost everyone in the cafeteria at the time was

hurt. The wounded were taken to several Jerusalem hospitals, including nearby Hadassah-Mt. Scopus. While the general student

population is currently on summer vacation, many foreign students, new immigrants and others are on campus for summer session

courses and to prepare for the coming academic year.

The ministerial committee on security affairs has approved an operational plan to deal with the phenomenon of suicide attackers. The

ministers were also briefed today on the growing trend to volunteer for suicide missions among the PA public.
The recommendations include the deporting or court-trial of terrorist family members who had advance knowledge of attacks, demolition of

terrorist homes, and the withholding of stipends to terrorist relatives. Action will also be taken against mosque preachers who spread

incitement, and marches in honor of suicide terrorists will be banned.
The Cabinet decided today on the first deportation: that of a relative of one of the terrorists who committed the recent bus attack outside

Emanuel in which nine Jews were slaughtered. The move met with the approval of Attorney-General Rubenstein and the justice system.

The army says this will be a test case, and that the talk of deportation has already borne fruit, as a father turned in his would-be suicide

terrorist son. "The goal is to encourage those families who don't want their home to be destroyed or their family to be exiled to Gaza," said

an army source.

The unusually hot weather continues, and so do fires in the north. A blaze erupted this afternoon at the well-known hikers' trail along the

Hatzbani River in the southern Golan; three fire-fighting teams are on the scene. Two other fires are burning in the north, one in the Golan

near Keshet, and the other in the northern Galilee, near Kibbutz Ramat HaShofet. Hikers have been evacuated from these areas.

*** QUOTE OF THE DAY: [Staying in Israel]
"I think the overriding sense of the whole [thing] is the realization that now I can't leave Israel, I have to say. I belong here, I'm a Jew, this is

our country. This sort of attack makes me want to stay here even more. They do these attacks precisely because they want us to leave. I

think that leaving would give them the satisfaction of having their goal accomplished, and I can't let that happen."
--- Hebrew University overseas student Daniel Farahan, speaking with Arutz-7 today after the terrorist attack on his campus today. He left

the cafeteria three minutes before the explosion. The entire interview can be heard at


Jerusalem News-86
1.Israeli Civilian Lynched Near Tul-Karem
2. News
3. More News

1.Israeli Civilian Lynched Near Tul-Karem
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Israeli Civilian Lynched Near Tul-Karem
IDF Spokesperson 1 August 2002
Today (1 August 2002) at approximately 10:00 a.m., the body of an Israeli
citizen was found in the Gashuri industrial area, located near Tul-Karm. The
body was found near a van that he had been driving, and marks on his neck
indicate that he was hanged before being shot in the head at close range.
IDF forces are now searching the area.
Brigadier General Gershon Itzhak, Commander of West Bank Division I, which
includes the Gashuri industrial area, stated, "In the incident that occurred
today in the Gashuri industrial area, a lynching was carried out against an
Israeli citizen who was bound and shot from zero range for being a Jew."
Brigadier General Gershon Itzhak Commander of West Bank Division I, which
includes the Gashuri industrial area, stated, "We are talking about a
ruthless kind of terror that does not have any consideration for the local
Palestinian civil population that arrives in this area, this morning as on
most days, to work, in order to make a living, as they have been doing every
day, for the past two years.
We understand that the killers came from the city of Tul-Karem, and took
advantage of the removing of the curfew to commit this terrorist attack.
They arrived at the Gashuri industrial area this morning, committed the
murder and then escaped back into Tul-Karem.
In fact, we have seen that every time we attempt to ease the conditions for
the Palestinian civil population, helping to enable them to return to an
ordinary lifestyle, the terror organizations increase their activities. By
doing so, time and time again, these terror organizations disregard the pain
that it causes to their own people."

2. News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002 / Menachem Av 23, 5762
"They're animals, and should be destroyed." So said today the father of Shani Ladani, 27, of Moshav Olesh (between Netanya and Tul

Karem), who was tied up and shot to death by Palestinian murderers in an industrial park west of Tul Karem. "They both kill us and

humiliate us," his father sobbed.
Shani's father said that his son knew the work in the industrial zone with many Arabs was dangerous, but felt he had no choice because of

the "bad economic situation." "It was a lynching," said IDF Yesha Commander Brig.-Gen. Gershon Yitzchak. "They tied him up and shot

him from close range, simply because he was a Jew."

Thousands of Arabs living in PLO-controlled Gaza City took to the streets last night to celebrate the deadly bombing at Hebrew University.

Music blared from speakers as Arabs of all ages danced and sang into the late hours of the night. Several men climbed on to the roof of a

car and threw candy into the crowd. Similar partying erupted in Arab areas throughout the Palestinian Authority following the World Trade

Center attack last September.
HaTzofeh newspaper quoted Lia, a 22-year-old student from Tel Aviv, who said that she saw similar expressions of joy even within the

university. After yesterday's attack, she said she saw "smiling and happy" Arab university students responding to the news.

3. More News
From: Arutz-7 Editor <feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Friday, August 2, 2002 / Av 24, 5762

Acting on Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer's "green light" to military action against the terrorist infrastructure, early this morning IDF

troops, backed by tanks and armored vehicles, entered the PLO-controlled town of Shechem, virtually taking total control of the city. The

soldiers entered from four sides and made their way towards the city's Casbah, which has served as a breeding ground for anti-Israel

incitement and terror. The troops are conducting house-to-house searches for wanted Arabs as well as bomb-making factories and illegal

weapons. The IDF also entered the Balata section of the city, as well as several other villages within the Shechem district.
Arab sources say that at least four Arabs have died in exchanges with soldiers, including a member of the Hamas gang. In addition, troops

apprehended an Arab who was preparing a suicide bombing.

In addition to the Shechem operation, IDF demolition crews have begun a campaign to literally destroy the foundations of terror. Late last

night crews entered the Rafiach area on Israel's southern Mediterranean coastal region and destroyed several homes used by Arab

gunmen to fire on Israeli soldiers and civilians. One Arab was killed during the operation.
The IDF also destroyed the homes of Arabs with blood on their hands in two Yesha (Judea, Samaria, and Gaza) cities. In Hevron the IDF

leveled the home of the Hamas Arab responsible for the November 4, 2001 shooting in Jerusalem's French Hill junction that claimed the life

of two Israeli teenagers. In addition, soldiers tore down the house of the Islamic Jihad suicide bomber who carried out the March 4, 2001

attack on Herzl Street in Netanya that claimed the lives of three Israelis. Troops are preparing to demolish several other houses of

terrorists as part of a new policy of deterring suicide bombers from carrying through with their missions.

Following a session on the Middle East with Jordan's King Abduallah in the White House yesterday, US President George Bush

expressed his fury over Wednesday's bombing inside a Hebrew University cafeteria that left 7 dead including 5 US citizens. "I'm just as

angry as Israel is right now. I'm furious at innocent lives lost," said Bush to reporters.

Yesterday, White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer said that while the US has taken military action against the terrorist infrastructure in

different regions around the world including Afghanistan and the Philippines, in the Middle East, the war on terror is "being fought through

diplomacy and through financial and political means." However, Fleischer did reaffirm the President's belief that Israel has the right to

defend itself against the current Arab onslaught.

A Hamas terror gang leader, recently captured by the Israel Defence Force in Tul Karem, is being charged with planning a bio-chemical

attack against an Israeli target. Abbas al Sayad was in a Tel-Aviv court yesterday accused of trying to obtain a variety of chemicals, as

well as a bottle of cyanide, to be used in a massive attck. Al Sayad is also linked to the the Netanya Passover massacre that claimed the

lives of 29 Israelis.

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Jerusalem News-87
1. IDF Forces Operating In Nablus (Schechem)
2. International do-gooders have a party
3. 2 would-be suicide bombers surrender
4. True or False: Bananas?

1. IDF Forces Operating In Nablus (Schechem)
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Subject: IDF Forces Operating In Nablus

It became apparent in recent weeks that the city of Nablus continues to be a
center for the activity of terror organizations headed by the Hamas and the
Fatah. These terror organizations recently carried out many terror attacks
in the West Bank (including suicide attacks). Some of these attacks
originated from the city of Nablus.
The Hamas movement recently operated to restore its operational terror
infrastructure in the city of Nablus, under the leadership of Nasser Asida
who was responsible for two terror attacks against Israeli buses near
Emanuel (19 were killed and dozens wounded). This organization continues to
plan mass murder terror attacks.
Also in Nablus is the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the Fatah's military wing,
operating to reorganize and execute a series of terror attacks.
The terror organizations use the civilian infrastructure including houses as
a base to plan, organize and leave to carry out the terror attacks. Past
experience shows an obvious tendency of converting the dense population
centers (the Casbah, the refugee camps) into armed and fortified strongholds
for the terror organizations. This tendency continues even today in Nablus,
in the Casbah and in the refugee camps.

2. International do-gooders have a party
From: "Gush Shalom (Israeli Peace Bloc)" <info@gush-shalom.org>

[1] Hell in Nablus: Internationals at the spot and Israeli HR organization
try to stop collective punishment
[The following is based on information received from the
International Solidarity Movement, and on Israeli media reports.]
International activists are currently stationed in Nablus homes due to be demolished
as part of the policy of collective punishment - in which families are punished for the
act of an already dead family member, sometimes an act committed long ago.
The Shakhshir family home, in the Al-Aryone neighborhood, is one of those under
threat. Seven international activists (6 Americans and 1 Irish) are now stationed there.
In flagrant violation of international law banning collective punishment, ten members of
two families residing in the home, are to be made homeless as revenge for the act of
Ammar Shakhshir, on March 17, 2002. Among the famliy members are 5 children.
The head of the family is disabled due to a stroke.
As of Friday evening, 4 homes had already been destroyed, with families thrown out of
their residences by Israeli soldiers rampaging through the city. International activists
witnessed Israeli tanks deployed on every corner of the Old City, while troops
conducted house-to-house searches and used Palestinian civilians as human shields.

Over two dozen international activists are currently stationed throughout Nablus,
including in the Old City and in Palestinian Medical Relief Centers bearing witness and
trying to stop human rights violations.

3. 2 would-be suicide bombers surrender
[The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition]
David Rudge Aug. 2, 2002

The Shin Bet revealed Thursday that security forces had captured two would-be bombers one of them a woman who had second thoughts

about martyrdom because of fears of reprisal against their families.

Jallal Halil Jarar, 17, of Yamoun village in the Jenin area, who was arrested last month, allegedly asked a friend, a member of the Islamic

Jihad, if he could become a suicide bomber.

His friend reportedly told him that he would not be able to become a member of the organization, but that he would get back to him about

his desire to carry out a suicide bombing.

A week before the suicide car-bomb attack on a bus near the Megiddo junction on July 5, the Islamic Jihad activist proposed that Jarar

take part in the operation. The latter apparently refused, reportedly saying that he was afraid of the reaction of his parents and that the

family's home might be demolished in retaliation.

The woman would-be suicide bomber, Umiya Muhammad Damaj, 24, of the refugee camp in Jenin, surrendered to IDF troops on July 27.

She allegedly told her interrogators that she had been influenced by the suicide-bomb attack in Jerusalem by a woman resident of

Bethlehem in March this year.

She allegedly approached a senior member of the Islamic Jihad in the West Bank and offered to be a suicide bomber, saying it was a

woman's right to have the privilege of perpetrating such an act.

Damaj was contacted two weeks later and was reportedly informed that she would be given the opportunity to carry out an attack holding a

baby as a disguise. In the event, the attack was not perpetrated.

She was later offered another mission. She prepared a letter for her family and was later filmed holding a rifle and a copy of the Koran. A

week before the planned attack, however, she surrendered, saying that one of the reasons was concern that her family's home might be


In the meantime, IDF troops demolished the home in Beit Jala early yesterday of the suicide bomber who blew himself up in a felafel bar in

the center of Jerusalem on Tuesday, wounding five people.

A statement issued by the IDF said the demolition was part of the ongoing war against terror, including suicide bombers, their operators,

and those who aided and abetted them.

The statement said that the demolition was to make clear to terrorists that there is a price to pay for their deeds and that such acts are

part of an overall strategy aimed at preventing further attacks.

It is expected that Israel will deport the brother of another suicide bomber, although a final decision has not yet been taken.

Copyright 1995-2002 The Jerusalem Post - http://www.jpost.com/

4. True or False: Bananas?
From: redwhiskers56@webtv.net (Lonnie Farrell)
Subject: Fwd: Bananas - The Cure For All

I'm not sure all of this stuff works but it's worth a try.

If you want a quick fix for flagging energy levels there's no better snack than a banana. Containing three natural sugars -- sucrose, fructose

and glucose -- combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proved that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the

number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome

or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions making it a must to add to your daily diet.

High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect food for helping to beat blood pressure. So

much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce

the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break and

lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more


High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to


According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana.

This is because bananas contain trypotophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin known to make you relax, improve

your mood and generally make you feel happier.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana
milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels,

while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly

successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like

chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs.

The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high

carbohydrate foods such as bananas every two hours to keep levels steady.

Forget the pills eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that

can be eaten without distress in over-chroniculcer cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the


Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In

Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, trypotophan.

Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking, as the high levels of Vitamin C, A1, B6, B12 they contain, as well as the

potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water-balance.

When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, there by reducing our potassium levels.
These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

According to research in 'The New England Journal of Medicine' eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by

strokes by as much as 40%!

Those keen on natural alternatives swear that, if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the

yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So you see a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills.
When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin

A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.

So maybe its time to change that well-know phrase so that we say, "A Banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

Jerusalem News-88
1. Arafat's Funding of Terrorism Continues
2. Saddam plans biological weapons for Palestinians
3. Pictures from the terror attacks
1. Arafat's Funding of Terrorism Continues
From: imra@netvision.net.il
AIPAC FACTS: Arafat's Funding of Terrorism Continues to Rob Palestinians of
Their Health
While some have claimed that Israel's efforts to fight terrorism have caused
a humanitarian crisis among the Palestinian residents of the territories,
documents seized by Israel show that Yasir Arafat has been funneling money
to terrorist organizations rather than investing the funds in humanitarian
assistance for his people. Recent reports also indicate that Arafat has
been depositing millions of dollars into his personal accounts.
The State Department report on Palestinian compliance (PLOCCA)
confirmed that senior leaders of the Palestinian Authority purchased the
Karine A, a ship loaded with $15 million worth of Iranian explosives,
Katyusha rocket launchers, anti-tank missiles, grenades and other weaponry
to be used to support Palestinian terrorism against Israelis. This money
could have been used to pay the annual budget of Ahli Arab Hospital in the
Gaza Strip for more than 16 years ($3 million per year).
Last month, Arafat deposited $5.1 million in his personal bank
account. This money could have been used to provide permanent homes for 690
Palestinians ($32,000 per six family unit) or temporary homes for 340,000
Palestinians ($120 per family).
One document seized by the IDF from Arafat's compound proves that
the Palestinian Authority allocated $350 per person to 12 different
Fatah/Tanzim terrorists per the request of Tanzim head Marwan Barghouti.
Arafat could have used these funds to pay the annual salary of one doctor in
the West Bank or to provide Hepatitis vaccines for 373 Palestinian children
($11.25 per injection).
Another document seized by the IDF confirms that Arafat allocated
at least $45,000 over two months for terrorist activities carried out by the
Popular Struggle Front, when this sum could have been used to pay the
salaries of nine additional nurses for an understaffed hospital in the West
Bank ($4,200 per nurse per year). These same documents confirm that Arafat
paid $100 to each one of 65 Front members who participated in the violence
against Israel-enough to feed 26 Palestinians for one year ($136 per
Palestinian per year).
Since September 2000, the IDF has destroyed five illegal weapons
factories. The construction of the illegal workshops cost the PA $80,000
each. For that amount, Arafat could have computerized the medical system of
the Ahi Arab Hospital in Gaza ($457,600).
According to The New York Times, Palestinian Finance Director Fuad
Shubaki allocated 38,000 shekels (more than $8,000) to the al Aqsa Martyrs
Brigades for expenses such as the acquisition of electrical components and
chemical materials for production of explosive charges and procurement of
Kalashnikov and M-16 bullets. For that same amount, the PA could have put
the down payment on a Mobile Intensive Care Unit ($69,900).
Price quotes based on statistics from government and nongovernmental
agencies that provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinians. For more
information, please see:
www.icrc.org, www.unwra.org, www.cdc.gov. For
information about the documents seized by the Israel Defense Forces, please
see: http://www.idf.il/english/news/archive_2002.stm.
Rebecca Needler
Press Secretary
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
202/639-5226 telephone
202/638-6349 facsimile
2. Saddam plans biological weapons for Palestinians
From: imra@netvision.net.il
Whitehall dossier says Saddam plans biological weapons for Palestinians
Michael Evans, defence editor Time of London 3 August 2002
SADDAM HUSSEIN is suspected of planning to arm a Palestinian
terrorist group with biological weapons to attack either American or Israeli
A Whitehall dossier containing a detailed assessment of Saddam
Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programme, which has been circulated
to the Prime Minister and other senior Cabinet ministers, is understood to
focus on Iraq's biological weapons capability.
Details of the dossier came to light as the United Nations
rejected a new offer from the Iraqi leader. Kofi Annan, the UN
Secretary-General, said that an Iraqi letter calling for a further round of
technical talks with Hans Blix, the head weapons inspector, set conditions
"at variance" with the demands of the United Nations Security Council.
Using mobile laboratories for their research, the team of
scientists working for Saddam are believed to be developing a range of
biological agents that can be "delivered" by an aerosol system.
The latest assessment in Washington and London is that Saddam's
plan is to produce a basic weapon that can be used by a terrorist group to
attack the Iraqi leader's enemies, the United States and Israel. In the same
way that Iran has funded and trained terrorist groups to carry out attacks
from Lebanon against Israel, Saddam, according to the assessment, could be
banking on recruiting a Palestinian terrorist group to act on his behalf.
Analysis of US satellite imagery over the past four years has
provided sufficient evidence to show what Saddam has been doing since the
expulsion of the United Nations weapons inspectors in December 1998. While
the Iraqi leader has pursued all elements of his weapons of mass destruction
programme, he has made greatest progress in trying to "weaponise" his
biological systems, using the mobile research laboratories to try to deceive
America's spy satellites.
The Iraqi leader knows from experience that it is far more
difficult to hide work on nuclear weapons because of the substantial
infrastructure required. Saddam's attempts to develop long-range ballistic
missiles, capable of reaching America, have also been carefully monitored
from space and there is no sign that he has succeeded beyond trying to
modify old Russian Scud missiles.
In assessing the threat posed by Saddam's weapons of mass
destruction programme, the emphasis has, therefore, been on his biological
warfare projects, which pose as great a threat as nuclear devices and can be
developed relatively easily away from the sensors of America's spy
The Palestinian connection is now at the heart of intelligence
thinking. Despite the belief in some quarters in America that a senior
officer in Saddam's intelligence service met an al-Qaeda terrorist in Prague
last year, before September 11, this is given no credence by the CIA, the
FBI or by British Intelligence.
Saddam has funded Palestinian extremist groups for many years,
and the assessment now is that, with the Middle East in turmoil, the Iraqi
leader may see that the best way of taking revenge against the US and Israel
is by using a Palestinian organisation as his proxy terrorists.
3. Pictures from the terror attacks
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 19:07:42 +0200
From: Arieh Zaritsky <ariehz@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
* Pictures from the terror attack in the university yesterday
(c) From: Aytan Ben-Pelech <aytan@iinet.net.au>
My cousin, Danny Reuveni, has started a web site that shows the carnage
of terror that Israelis must absorb daily. Its not highly professional
(especially the spelling, as his mother tongue is Hebrew), but it serves
as a reminder of the suffering of Israelis and may inspire you to redouble
your efforts to support Israel and refute the medias portrayal of Israelis
as Nazis.
Jeremy http://www.geocities.com/teroil2002/1.html?1018730534130
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Jerusalem 91004
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We believe this work is very important and a source of blessing.
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Jerusalem News-89
1. News
2. Homes of Terrorists Destroyed
1. News
To: arutz-7@IsraelNationalNews.com
Arutz Sheva News Service
Sunday, August 4, 2002 / Av 26, 5762
Israel's workweek began this morning under a blue sky of terror. Arabs murdered at least eleven Israelis and injured over seventy in four separate attacks.
In the first incident, at around 8:45 AM during the height of the morning rush hour, an Arab suicide bomber detonated explosives aboard Egged bus number 361 from Haifa as it pulled into the Meiron Junction bus stop, near the entrance to the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. The junction is located 30 miles northeast of Haifa.
The roof of the bus was blown off, and a fire erupted which reduced the vehicle to a large pile of charred and twisted metal. Ten people were killed with more than 50 others injured, six seriously. At least three of those dead are IDF soldiers. The wounded were airlifted by helicopter to hospitals in Tzfat, Haifa, and Tiberias.
The doomed bus, which originated at Haifa's Central Bus Station at 7:15 AM on its way to Tzfat, was packed with many soldiers returning to base, commuters traveling to work, and other Israelis going home after the weekend. Eyewitnesses say that two Arab women got off the bus and fled the scene just prior to the explosion. Police now believe that the terrorist hinted his intentions to the two women prior. The Hamas terror gang has claimed reponsibility for the bombing.
In today's second incident, a 19-year-old Arab shot and killed a Bezeq phone company employee as he sat in a company van near the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City. At around 11:30 AM, the suspect approached the van and leaned into the car firing several rounds from a pistol, killing the Israeli. A gunbattle erupted between the terrorist and Border Police stationed nearby. An Arab passerby was killed in the shootout and 17 others were wounded before police succeeded in killing the gunman. The injured were taken to area hospitals. Two are listed in serious condition, and the rest sustained light wounds. Yasser Arafat's al-Aksa terror Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack.
Boston resident Chris Williams, who is currently touring in Israel, told Israel Radio that he was eating in a nearby restaurant with friends when he saw the Arab gunman approach the the Bezeq van. "I saw a person with a pistol lean into the van and put a gun to someone's head. We turned around and started to run away, and less than a second later we heard two or three gunshots. We then ducked into some stores and heard a lot of automatic gunfire."
Just when it seemed that today had seen its share of PLO-sponsored terror, the Arabs struck again. Three Israelis were wounded, one seriously, when Arabs opened fire on several passenger vehicles traveling between the Shomron communities of Avnei Chefetz and Einav, 23 miles northeast of Tel-Aviv, at around 1:30 PM. Efforts to evacuate the wounded were hampered due to ongoing gunfire. The victims were finally transported to Hadera's Hillel Yafeh Hospital.
In a separate incident this afternoon, four IDF soldiers were wounded when Arabs detonated a roadside-bomb under their vehicle traveling on the Wallerstein Road in the Benjamin Regional Council district, between the communities of Talmon and Beit El. One of the victims is listed in serious condition; two are moderate, while the other was lightly wounded.
The Yesha (Judea, Samaria, and Gaza) Council released a statement this afternoon in response to today's events calling on the government to change the "parameters of the game" that have been followed until now. The council is calling for the expulsion from Israel (and not just from Judea and Samaria to Gaza) of all the friends and family members of the terrorists who are aiding their efforts.
IDF troops operating in PLO-controlled Shechem uncovered four bomb laboratories over the weekend. One of the labs contained a ready-to-launch Kassam rocket. In addition, a variety of weapons and explosive materials were found in all locations including pipe bombs, detonators, guns, bullets, gas canisters, knives and grenades. All of the laboratories were destroyed in controlled explosions.
IDF troops shot and killed an Arab swimming his way towards the northern Gush Katif community of Dugit, early this morning. The Arab was discovered off the coast in full scuba gear several hundred meters from the community's security fence, armed with eight hand grenades and a Kalashnikov assault rifle. The IDF is conducting searches for other potential infiltrators.
The Jewish Agency reports that 656 new immigrants arrived in Israel this week, 342 of them from the FSU and Eastern Europe. 135 are from France, 61 are from Argentina, and the rest are from Belgium, Switzerland, England, South Africa, Germany, Ethiopia, India, Brazil, Colombia, the US, and Canada.
Hebrew News Editor: Ariel Kahane
English News Editor: Josh Hasten
2. Homes of Terrorists Destroyed
To: imra@imra.org.il
Reply-to: imra@netvision.net.il
Homes of Terrorists Destroyed in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.
IDF Spokesperson 3 August 2002
As part of the ongoing war against terror, IDF forces destroyed in the
West Bank and the Jordan Valley the homes of nine terrorists responsible for
the planning and the carrying out of murderous terror attacks against
Israeli citizens.
In Jenin the home of Hamsa Aref Hassan Samudi was destroyed. He was
responsible for the terror attack in the Megiddo Junction (exploding bus) on
June 5, 2002, in which 17 people were killed and 42 were injured.
[[all the other cases were similar]]:
The aim of the destruction of the homes of terrorists is to send a
message to suicide bombers and their accomplices that their actions have a
price. The price will be paid by anyone dealing in hostile terror activity.
The IDF will continue to prevent and hinder all terror attacks against
Israeli civilians.
Jerusalem News-90
1.Israel's response to suicide bombers painfully slow
2. EU -funded Gush Shalom Harasses Israeli Soldiers
3. Arutz Sheva News
1.Israel's response to suicide bombers painfully slow
To: imra@imra.org.il
Subject: Ze'ev Schiff: Israel's response to suicide bombers painfully slow
Ze'ev Schiff: Israel's response to suicide bombers painfully slow
Ha'aretz 5 August 2002
In a scenario reminiscent of those surrounding the separation fence
and the seam line issues, Israel's reaction to the most recent spate of
suicide bombings seems sluggish and strange. Despite several operational
decisions by the cabinet and the various branches of the security services,
the whole system - defense and legislative - is moving at a painfully slow
pace, as if the war against this phenomenon is only a recent development.
Everyone is acting as if suicide bombings only started a few weeks
ago. Even though the suicide bomber has been with us for years, Israeli
officials are busy with their tiresome discussion about which special
measures are needed in this war. Certain decisions have been made, but the
foot-dragging - caused by legal wrangling that is more in keeping with
white-collar criminals, and not decisions that affect the outcome of a war
that Israel is losing - is typical of such cumbersome institutions.
What better example could there be of this than the deliberations over
the expulsion to the Gaza Strip of the three Palestinians who aided their
relatives in carrying out suicide attacks. Among the three is a woman who
sewed the explosive belt her brother wore when he carried out his attack.
The excuse for this legal dilly-dallying is that the decision has to be able
to stand the test of the High Court. It took Israel weeks before it finally
got around to demolishing the homes of suicide bombers whose families helped
them carry out their mission and subsequently received handsome rewards from
After thorough discussions, held recently among a forum of
high-ranking security officials, it was decided to carry out a series of
steps in response to suicide attacks, in addition to the regular response
procedures. These steps include the arrest of religious preachers and others
inciters encouraging suicide bombers; preventing the payment of Iraqi
"compensation" to the bombers' families; closing any "charitable
organization," including those run by Israeli Arabs, that pay money to
bombers' families; closing radio stations that encourage the phenomenon;
exiling those supporting suicide bombings and more.
Of all these steps - and several others that were approved by the
cabinet - very few have been carried out. And it is only in the past three
days that the emphasis has been placed in house demolitions.
Until now, the main brunt of the war has been borne by the Shin Bet
security service, with the emphasis on intelligence work, strategic
assassinations and widespread arrests. The IDF was nothing more than a
contractor, while the police carried out an important role in the defensive
actions. The legal and economic systems stood by the side or, at best, were
passive partners.
Few seem to remember that the current wave of suicide terrorism began
soon after the Oslo accords, but it has now reached its peak during the
current intifada. It took us far too many months to realize that the
Palestinians saw the suicide bomber as a strategic weapon. The moral
considerations were pushed completely aside when leading Muslim clerics gave
their support to this form of warfare, despite its purpose being the
deliberate and indiscriminate injury of non-combatant civilians, the elderly
and the very young, in an attempt to break the enemy's national spirit.
After the Islamic Jihad adopted the suicide bombing as a means of
striking against all non-believers, and not just Israel, it became easy for
the secular stream of the Palestinian national movement - Fatah, Tanzim, the
Popular Front and the Democratic Front - to jump on board the suicide
express. The Fatah boasts the second highest number of suicide bombers,
second only to Hamas, while the Islamic Jihad is third.
Last week's bombing at the university in Jerusalem, in which five U.S.
citizens were killed, earned high praise in secular Syria, which called it
heroic, since it targeted a Zionist military stronghold. This was in keeping
with President Bashar Assad's saying after an attack at the Meggido
junction, that there were no soldiers or civilians in Israel - that everyone
was a member of the IDF.
2. EU -funded Gush Shalom Harasses Israeli Soldiers
Subject: [Gush Shalom] Sharon orders probe against Gush Shalom To: gush-shalom@mailman.gush-shalom.org
GUSH SHALOM - pob 3322, Tel-Aviv 61033 -
This time we have to ask you to support us - Gush Shalom - by sending
protest letters.
A storm of mostly negative public attention continues to surround the letters
sent by Gush Shalom to individual officers in the Israeli army - with copies to
the Chief-of Staff and Defence Ministry [see today's Ha'aretz article in the
end of this mail].
What is all the fuss about?
The content of the letters was a warning that specific actions which the
addressee had been boasting about in the media may constitute violations of
international law.
Why the army and the government chose this particular moment for giving
enormous publicity to these letters we can only guess.
Actually, the letters have been sent months ago. Since then military
personnel who give interviews to the media no longer give their names -
according to new instructions which were explicitly motivated as a
precauttion against officers being charged at the new international war
crimes court...
[Here follows the Ha'aretz article of today:]
Monday, August 05, 2002 Av 27, 5762 Israel Time: 11:56 (GMT+3)
Sharon tells AG to weigh court proceedings against Gush Shalom
By Amos Harel and Gideon Alon
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon yesterday ordered Attorney-General Elyakim
Rubinstein to look into reports that activists from the Gush Shalom peace
organization are monitoring IDF officers in order to report them to the
International Criminal Court in the Hague.
At yesterday's cabinet meeting, Sharon said it was "inconceivable" that a
political organization could try to deter reservists from carrying out their
orders in the territories by threatening them with legal action in an
international court.
Ministers Limor Livnat and Dan Naveh (Likud) joined Sharon in calling on the
attorney-general to look into taking legal steps against the Gush Shalom
activists. Naveh said it was extremely grave that Israeli citizens were
undermining the IDF in times of war.
In response, Rubinstein said the State Prosecutor's Office had been looking
into the case for several months, but had yet to decide whether legal steps
could be taken.
In the last few months Gush Shalom has sent letters to IDF officers on duty
in the territories. The letters claim the officers are guilty of offenses
tantamount to war crimes. The officers have been warned that the movement
is monitoring their actions, and that Gush Shalom intends to compile
information against them which will be submitted to the International Criminal
These letters have been signed by "Gush Shalom's team for the collection of
evidence against war criminals."
The letters were sent to 15 IDF officers with ranks between lieutenant colonel
and brigadier general. Gush Shalom identified the officers on the basis of
interviews which they gave to local media during IDF operations in the
territories. As a result of these operations, Palestinian residents in the
territories lodged complaints about IDF behavior; the peace movement based
its letters on these complaints.
3. News
Arutz Sheva News Service
Monday, Aug. 5, 2002 / Menachem Av 27, 5762
A frustrated, angry, and mournful nation buried yet several more of its latest Oslo War victims this afternoon. Avi Volansky, 29, and his wife Avital, 27, who were shot to death in front of their two children aged 3 years and eight months, were buried today in Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem. They were gunned down while driving home late last night to their home in Eli, capping off a day of murderous Palestinian terrorism that killed 13 people in five separate attacks.
The Volansky couple was attacked between Tapuach and Eli in the Shomron. Their three-year-old son Yigal was seriously wounded, though his condition has since improved, and their baby son was lightly hurt. Avital, a teacher in Shilo and Eli, was several months' pregnant when she was gunned down. Avi studied in Ariel College in the Shomron and in Yeshivat Har HaMor in Bayit V'Gan in Jerusalem, where the funeral began this afternoon.
This was the sixth attack in an 18-hour span, in which 100 people were injured; 42 are still hospitalized in Rebecca Seiff Hospital in Tzfat, Rambam in Haifa, and the Poriyah hospital outside Tiberias. The day began at 8:45 AM when a suicide terrorist blew himself up in a bus outside Meiron in the Galilee, claiming nine lives:
Eight seriously wounded victims remain hospitalized.
Less than three hours later, a bomb was hurled at an IDF force in Shechem, wounding three soldiers lightly and moderately. Around noontime, a pistol-wielding terrorist jumped into a Bezeq phone company truck and opened fire. Security guard Yekutiel Amitai, 34, was killed, as was bystander Nizal Awassat in the ensuing exchange of fire near the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City. Seventeen people were wounded in that attack, including two seriously.
The next attack occurred on the road between Einav and Avnei Chefetz in the western Shomron, around 1:45 PM. Sagi Keisler, who was driving members of his family and two hitch-hiker soldiers, told Arutz-7 what happened:
"We had just passed Einav when a black Mercedes tried to overtake us from behind and two passengers started shooting at us. I was able to keep control of the car, even though I was hurt in the hand, and I put my foot down on the gas - I reached 140, 150 kms an hour - until I saw the Arabs stop and turn around and return to the Arab village Beit Lid... I realized at the time that it was up to me to save the family If he had caught up to me, we wouldn't be here any more" Three people were wounded, including a soldier in serious condition.
Later in the afternoon, four soldiers were wounded - one seriously - when Arabs detonated a roadside bomb under their vehicle near Beit El, north of Ramallah. The road is closed to civilian traffic.
In other anti-Israel violence, a terrorist armed with a rifle, ammunition, and grenades swam ashore in northern Gaza early yesterday morning, but was killed within a few hundred meters of the community of Dugit by alert IDF soldiers. Around 12 hours later, at the other end of the country, Hizbullah terrorists opened fire at Israeli jets from the Lebanese side of Israel's northern border; no one was hurt.
Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer has approved a complete closure of Palestinian Authority cities in the Shomron, preventing all Arab vehicular traffic in and around Kalkilye, Jenin, Shechem, Ramallah, and Tul Karem. The IDF has also isolated Rafiach, in the southern Gaza Strip, in order to prevent arms smuggled over the border from Egypt from ending up in the hands of Fatah and Hamas terrorists in Gaza. Humanitarian and medical services will be allowed freedom of movement in these areas.
Excerpts from the Defense Minister's remarks today:
"The IDF has lately arrested 140 terrorists who intended to commit suicide attacks Surprises in our war against terrorism can be expected Expelling Arafat at present would not contribute to security. He's losing power, and Israel must [concentrate on] other Palestinian leaders that are trying to make an effort We have been considering a call-up of reserves, but at present this is not foreseen There is a complete closure in the Shomron, and Rafiach in southern Gaza has been cut off We will continue destroying the homes of terrorists, and we will start expelling families of suicide terrorists who had a direct connection with the attack."
At least 10,000 Hamas supporters danced in the streets of Gaza City last night in celebration of yesterday's deadly terror attacks against Israel. Similar parties were held last week following the Hebrew University bombing that claimed seven lives.
The Yesha Rabbis Council declared today that the Arabs who dance and celebrate the murder of Israelis are not innocent. They said that Israel must make it clear over the Palestinian media that the response to future crowds of such celebrants would be an air strike. The Council also said that the government must adopt an offensive approach, instead of the failed policies of restraint and response:
"The government must collect all of the enemy's weapons. As of now, only 10% of the weapons they were given have been collected or destroyed - and this does not include the weapons they smuggled in on their own."
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and others reacted with anger during yesterday's weekly cabinet meeting to the latest moves of the radical left-wing Gush Shalom organization. Gush Shalom, or Peace Bloc, announced that it was accumulating evidence against IDF officers to submit to the World Court in The Hague - and sent warning letters to this effect to many of the officers.
Sharon angrily called for legal action against the organization, adding that no democracy in the world would tolerate subversive activities during a time of war. Attorney-General Elyakim Rubenstein said that though he has investigated similar left-wing activities in the past, he would do so again at Sharon's request. Ministers Ruby Rivlin, Limor Livnat and Danny Naveh called Gush Shalom's actions "traitorous," saying that they are considerably more serious that a refusal to serve in the army in Yesha areas.
Even former Peace Now leader MK Mossi Raz (Meretz) condemned Gush Shalom's latest move, calling it "tasteless and irrelevant." Israel's largest newspaper, Yediot Acharonot, had sharp words for Gush Shalom today, saying that its threatening letters to IDF officers are "ugly, infuriating and stupid," and "a wicked initiative."