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Leaders ‘get it’
(the others in LaLa Land)
must spread the blessings of liberty'
Editor's Notes: By David Horowitz Jerusalem Post
Feb. 2, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last visited the White House, two and
a half months ago, he took with him a copy of veteran Israeli writer
Shlomo Nakdimon's account of the Israeli air attack on Saddam Hussein's
nuclear reactor at Osirak in 1981, First Strike: The
exclusive story of how Israel foiled Iraq's attempt to get the bomb.
. . .Nakdimon had signed the book for the president and recently,
to his surprise, he received a personal thank-you note. "At
this critical time in the history of freedom," wrote Bush,
"we must defeat the terrorists and spread the blessings of
liberty to build a better world for generations to come."
retracts remarks on Iran threat
By Associated Press PARIS Jerusalem Post
Feb. 1, 2007
President Jacques Chirac said in an interview with three newspapers
[of Iran's possession of a nuclear bomb]…that if it
used the weapon on Israel, Teheran would be immediately "razed,"
according to a newspaper report. . . . called reporters back the
next day to try to have his quotes retracted.
Kidnapping plot uncovered; 8 arrested on terror charges
By Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, England Jerusalem
Post Jan. 31, 2007
British counterterrorism police arrested eight men in an alleged
kidnapping plot during pre-dawn raids Wednesday,
police said. The target was allegedly a British Muslim soldier….
plan was to behead the man and post the act on the Internet….
is enemy of freedom, Bloomberg says
By Yaakov Lappin Yediot Aharonot 2-2-07
(VIDEO) New York City mayor tours Qassam-battered town of
Sderot . . . . “It's a reminder to all of us that
terrorism is trying to take our freedom."
Bloomberg said, "Israel has the right to exist… It was
founded in the US in 1947, in the United Nations." He added
that the Bush administration was highly supportive of Israel,
and expressed hope that the "freedom in the US and Israel"
would spread to other parts of the world.
Clinton: We must not permit Iran to acquire nuclear weapons
By The Associated Press Jerusalem Post 02/02/2007
YORK - Calling Iran a danger to the U.S. and one of Israel's greatest
threats, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham
Clinton said Thursday no option can be taken off the table
when dealing with that nation.
won’t back down from conditions for Hamas gov't
By Associated Press WASHINGTON Jerusalem Post
Feb. 2, 2007
Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the United States, United
Nations, European Union and Russia are expected to reaffirm
a strong statement they signed a year ago, days after Hamas won
a surprise victory in Palestinian elections. That statement
would require Hamas to renounce violence, accept Israel's right
to exist, and stand by commitments made by the previous secular
Always Follow the Money!
found not guilty of supporting Hamas
Split verdict seen as setback for Bush administration
By Rudolph Bush and Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune;
February 2, 2007
Tribune reporters Ron Grossman and Margaret Ramirez contributed
to this report
a legal defeat for the Bush administration's domestic
war on terror, a federal jury Thursday acquitted
two men of being leading members of the Palestinian extremist group
Hamas and conspiring to support terrorism from the United States….
The case was among the first to level allegations that America
was being used as a fundraising base for a government-designated
terrorist organization, but it was built largely on evidence
that was more than a decade old….
"This case is not going to prevent us from aggressively pursuing
terrorism and terrorism financing cases," said Gary Shapiro,
first assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago. "The evidence
in this case was pretty substantial that the money went overseas
to aid the military wing of Hamas, and that that money
went at least for the ostensible purpose of killing the
Israeli military and engaging in other terrorist acts which killed
civilians," Shapiro said.
2004, a federal jury awarded the parents of David Boim,
an American student killed by Hamas, $156 million after
finding that Muhammad Salah had provided support
just latest setback in courts
By Matt O'Connor Chicago Tribune February
In 2005 a Tampa jury acquitted or deadlocked on all 17 counts alleging
Sami Al-Arian, a former university professor, helped
finance Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Moffitt, who represented Ashqar in the Chicago trial as well as
Al-Arian in the Tampa case…. The case against Salah
began in 1996, but it was scrapped several years later amid infighting
among agents, former government insiders have said. It was revived
after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Islam: Terror in Its Own Words”
Fox News TV Special
Report premieres Saturday, Feb. 3 at 9 p.m
roar of “Death to America” chants from thousands
of militants eager to cause destruction in the U.S. has become a
staple of television in Islamic countries — and the
vast majority of Americans think Washington should take that threat
seriously….That violence is not just intended to stay in the
Middle East. The FOX News documentary also contains never-before-broadcast
video of Islamic clerics in the United States predicting
and even threatening violence against Americans at home.
prepares people for 'messiah miracles'
Government broadcasts series on imminent
of apocalyptic Islamic 'Mahdi'
World Net Daily 1-27-07
Iranian radio has completed broadcasting a lengthy series on the
imminent appearance of a messianic figure who will defeat Islam's
enemies and impose Islamic Shiite rule over the entire world
– even speculating on specific dates the so-called "Mahdi"
will be revealed. English-language transcripts of "The World
Toward Illumination" programs can be found on the website of
IRIB, a public broadcast arm of Tehran. . . . After the coming of
the 12th imam, or Mahdi, "liberal democratic
civilization" will be found only in "history museums,"
explained the program.
Ahmadinejad to justice
By Irwin Cotler Haaretz 1-5-07
outrage over Iran's hosting of a Holocaust denial conference has
tended to overshadow what should be a greater outrage: Iran's state-sanctioned
incitement to commit genocide. Simply put, the denial of
genocide became a media event, but incitement to genocide in violation
of the prohibition against the "direct and public incitement
to commit genocide" in the Genocide Convention, the "never
again" convention, is greeted with a yawn.. . . this
genocidal incitement emerges as an apocalyptic precursor to the
elimination of Israel and the messianic coming of the 12th Imam
Iraq and Hard Place:
Where Leadership is Born
on Iran by end of Bush's term?
By Dana Zimmerman Yediot Aharonot 1-31-07
As transatlantic friction over how to deal with the Iranian impasse
intensifies, there are fears in European capitals
that the nuclear crisis could come to a head this year because of
US frustration with Russian stalling tactics
at the UN Security Council.
strike group transits Suez Canal
By Associated Press Jerusalem Post ISMAILIYA,
Egypt Jan. 30, 2007
The seven-vessel Bataan group includes 2,200 US Marines and sailors,
helicopters and Harrier fighter jets, the Navy said in Bahrain.
The US Fifth Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, will be overseeing
around 50 warships in the Mideast after the arrival of the Bataan
and an American aircraft carrier group in February, said US Navy
Lt. Cmdr. Charlie Brown….The Navy is in the midst
of a regional buildup, with the group of the aircraft carrier
USS John C. Stennis on its way as well as 21,500 US soldiers being
sent to Iraq. The carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is already in
Work These Plans in
Run Up to Direct Confrontation
Iranians do not expect to be attacked'
By Tovah Lazaroff and JP Editor David Horovitz Jerusalem
Post Jan. 31, 2007
Interview with "the most influential
postwar historian of Islam and the Middle East,” Prof. Bernard
For President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Iran, he noted dryly, the notion
of mutual assured destruction, of certain devastation so immense
as to have kept the United States and the Soviet Union from firing
their missiles at each other through the Cold War, was "not
a deterrent," but rather "an inducement." Given
the apocalyptic messianism of Ahmadinejad and his supporters, "if
they kill large numbers of their own people, they are doing them
a favor. They are giving them a quick free pass to heaven
and all its delights, the divine brothel in the skies."
Iran Can Be Stopped
The Iranian regime can't live without its
by Daniel Doron The Weekly Standard 02/01/2007
IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROJECT can probably be stopped by significantly
cutting its oil income. A meaningful decline in this main source
of Iran's income would force its leadership to choose between butter
and guns. This is a critical choice; the ayatollahs cannot
hope to maintain their hold on power if they cannot feed the tens
of millions of destitute citizens now kept afloat with immense welfare
outlays. As long as high oil prices and exports provide them with
enough income to finance both their costly welfare program and their
ambitious, expensive nuclear project, they can and will do both.
If reduced means compel a choice, the survival instinct will force
them to choose rice rather than enriched uranium.
So why has so little been done to reduce Iran's oil income? Military
and diplomatic experts in the West have not yet considered the full
extent of Iran's economic vulnerability.
on the Ground
killed for an illusion
By Anira Hass Haaretz 2-1-07
In one typical Gaza home, we were told, one brother is the driver
of a senior member of the Fatah security organizations, and another
brother is the driver of a senior Hamas minister. Members of Hamas
and Fatah, who have been friends since their school days, sit together
in the evening and openly discuss the seriousness of the situation.
this is in contrast to the 1980s. Back then, when members
of the Islamic movement (the Muslim Brotherhood) confronted leftist
and Fatah activists, they would not speak to one another, but felt
and behaved like two mutually antagonistic nations. Today
the lethal hostility is limited to the armed men on both sides.
Those who are unarmed continue to support their own political
streams and to justify the behavior of the different security organs,
but not at the price of personal quarrels. They are all
afraid of being caught in an exchange of fire, of being hit by a
bullet or an RPG bomb.
of the Week
US, Israel promoting civil war in Mideast
By Jerusalem Post and AP Jan. 30, 2007
"George Bush and Israel are trying to overcome the resistance
movements in Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq by means of promoting
civil war," Nasrallah said during a speech in Beirut. …Later,
columns of black-clad Hizbullah men beat their chests in rhythm
as they walked in cold rainy weather through the southern
suburbs. Women raised their fists and joined spectators
in cries of "At your service, O, Hussein, death to
Israel and death to America!"
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