***Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles*
*International Middle East Media Center* <http://imemc.org/>
*Saadat Moved To Al Ramla Prison Hospital*
<http://www.imemc.org/article/62298> IMEMC - Monday October 17, 2011 - 02:54, Palestinian Minister of
Detainees, Issa Qaraqe', stated that detained secretary-general of the
leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad
Saadat, was moved to the Al Ramla Prison hospital due to health
complications following 20 days of hunger strike.
*Arab League Condemns Israeli Decision to Construct 2610 New Settlement
Units* <http://www.imemc.org/article/62297> IMEMC - Sunday October 16, 2011 - 18:15, On Sunday, the Arab League
strongly condemned the Israeli government's decision to construct 2610
new Israeli settlements units between the cities of Jerusalem and
Bethlehem, the Palestine News & Info Agency, WAFA, reported.
*Israel publishes list of 477 prisoners to be released*
<http://www.imemc.org/article/62296> IMEMC - Sunday October 16, 2011 - 17:21, The Israel government has
published a list of 477 Palestinian prisoners to be released in the
first stage of a swap deal for the captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
*Israel Starts Moving Detainees In Preparation For Their Release*
<http://www.imemc.org/article/62295> IMEMC - Sunday October 16, 2011 - 15:19, Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth
reported, Sunday, that Israel has effectively started implementing its
part of the prisoners-swap deal as Prison Police started moving the
detainees who are included in the deal to the Ketziot detention camp,
and Ha-Sharon Prison, in order to release them in 48 hours.
*Sewage floods Gaza City homes*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429427> 10/16/2011 - Materials and machines necessary for the work are blocked
by Israel's siege - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Gaza City municipal teams
worked for 24 hours to stem the flow of sewage flooding homes in the
city's eastern sector, a press statement said. Faulty sewage lines burst
and poured into homes on....
*Municipality: Israel closes only landfill in al-Bireh*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429651> 10/16/2011 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israel's Civil Administration ordered a
West Bank town's municipality to close its central landfill site,
officials said on Sunday. An order from the administration -- Israel's
military body ruling the West Bank -- told al-Bireh municipality it will
close the waste disposal site on Dec. 15 for....
*Army closes down school in Hebron's old city*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429699> 10/16/2011 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces closed down a school in
Hebron's old city for the fourth day in a row on Sunday, a local
official said. Sameeh Abu Zakiye, an official in the Department of
Education in Hebron, said that soldiers gave students orders to evict
the building before forcibly removing them....
*Soldiers arrest 2 in Nablus village*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429615> 10/16/2011 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Sunday detained two
people from the village of Beita, south Nablus, witnesses and the
Israeli army said. Villagers told Ma'an that soldiers entered Beita at
dawn on Sunday and raided the homes of Jihad Ahmad Dweikat, 23, and Odai
Ibrahim Ash-Shunar, 18. Both were detained. An....
*Factory owner: Israeli forces seized stone blocks for closure*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429620> 10/16/2011 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided a stone factory
in Beit Ummar late on Saturday, the owner told Ma'an. Soldiers
accompanied by bulldozers confiscated ten large stone slabs for use
blocking entrances to the Hebron-district village, Issam Abu Ayyash told
Ma'an. Israeli forces threatened him when he tried to intervene....
*Union head: Public sector strike for detainees on Monday*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429798> 10/16/2011 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Union chief Bassam Zakarneh announced a
general strike of public sector employees on Monday to support
Palestinian detainees on hunger strike in Israeli jails. Prisoners have
refused food for 20 days to protest against Israel's toughening of
conditions in jail, sparking rallies and sit-in camps in the West Bank....
*Israel moves hundreds of prisoners near swap site*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429847> 10/16/2011 - JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Israel bused some 430 Palestinian
prisoners under heavy guard to a holding facility in the Negev desert on
Sunday in preparation for them to be exchanged on Tuesday for captive
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, officials said. The prisoner swap, to take
place in the nearby Egyptian desert region of Sinai, is the first....
*Palestinians, Israelis prepare for prisoner release*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429709> 10/16/2011 - JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Palestinians in Gaza and the West
Bank on Sunday prepared to celebrate the return of hundreds of prisoners
held in Israeli jails, as Israelis awaited the release of captured
soldier Gilad Shalit. In Gaza, men were erecting a huge stage to be used
to celebrate the release of the Palestinian prisoners as part....
*Egypt mulls prisoner swap for Israeli 'spy'*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429778> 10/16/2011 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Egypt is mulling its own prisoner exchange
with Israel, swapping a US-Israeli joint national suspected of spying
for Israel for 81 Egyptians detained in Israel, the state-owned daily
Al-Ahram said Sunday. Ilan Grapel, who has been in custody since June
12, has been accused of being an agent of Israel's Mossad....
*Erekat: Israeli settlement plan 'mockery' of Quartet effort*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429835> 10/16/2011 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- PLO official Saeb Erekat called
Israel's plan for a new settler district a "mockery" of international
efforts for peace, in a statement released Sunday. Erekat, who resigned
as the chief Palestinian negotiator in February, said the building of
2,6100 homes in Givat Hamatos "physically sever(s) the Palestinian
*Yemen activists plan new mass march despite deaths*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429643> 10/16/2011 - SANAA (AFP) -- Yemeni pro-democracy activists called for a
new mass demonstration Sunday aimed at bringing 10 months of protests to
a head, a day after troops shot dead at least 12 people marching in the
capital." We will continue with our protests. . . even if thousands of
our youth are killed. This is the only way....
*Media: Saudi Arabia takes Iran to UN over alleged plot*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429647> 10/16/2011 - DUBAI (Reuters) -- Saudi Arabia has taken a first step to
have Iran reported to the United Nations Security Council, a move that
could lead to new sanctions, over an alleged plot to assassinate its
ambassador in Washington, Saudi-owned newspapers reported on Sunday."
Saudi Arabia's permanent mission to the United Nations. . . formally
*Yemen troops kill 6 protesters on second day of violence*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429782> 10/16/2011 - SANAA (AFP) -- Yemeni troops shot dead six demonstrators in
the capital Sunday as they attempted to block a new bid by activists to
bring 10 months of protests against veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh
to a head. The defiant march by tens of thousands of pro-democracy
demonstrators in Sanaa came despite the deaths of at....
*Syria crackdown kills 9 as Arab League urges dialogue*
<http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=429861> 10/16/2011 - DAMASCUS (AFP) -- Nine people were killed on Sunday as
Syrian security forces pressed a crackdown on political dissent in three
separate hubs of protest against President Bashar Assad's regime,
activists said. The latest killings came as Arab League foreign
ministers meeting in an urgent session in Cairo urged "national
dialogue" between Syria'....
*Day 4: When school becomes Israeli Occupation*
<http://palsolidarity.org/2011/10/day-4-when-school-becomes-israeli-occupation/> 10/16/2011 - International Solidarity Movement - International
Solidarity Movement, West Bank - On the 4th day of demonstrations
outside of a checkpoint in Hebron, on October 16 2011, IDF soldiers shot
tear gas and projected "~The Scream' at a group of young schoolchildren
and female teachers, who were attempting to hold a lesson outside of the
checkpoint as an act of....
*Honeymoon in Gaza* <http://palsolidarity.org/2011/10/honeymoon-in-gaza/> 10/16/2011 - International Solidarity Movement - International
Solidarity Movement, Gaza - I had just finished off a plate of homemade
bread knaffe yesterday with a family in the south of Gaza, when we got
the call: farmers in Beit Hanoun, a village in the north of the Gaza
Strip, requested that ISM volunteers accompany them to pick olives near
the buffer zone....
*The global intifada*
<http://palsolidarity.org/2011/10/the-global-intifada/> 10/16/2011 - International Solidarity Movement - Palestinian Grassroots
Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, Jamal Juma - Palestine is an international
symbol of struggle against occupation, racism, and colonialism. On
October 15, 2011 the world gathers in what some have called a global
intifada, to stand up against imperialism. The first time an
international activist came up to me and sincerely thanked me for a....
Related:Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, Jamal Juma
*Bull's Eye / And the word on the street is: iPhone*
<http://english.themarker.com/bull-s-eye-and-the-word-on-the-street-is-iphone-1.390149> Ha'aretz - The Israeli press covered the four-month-old protest movement
intensely; not so in the U.S. Though organizers of the Occupy Wall
Street protest claim people have taken to the streets in 190 American
cities, the only media outlets that cover the issues are the free papers
handed out in the subway.
*Pro-Gaddafi TV station confirms death of son Khamis*
<http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=241990&R=R3> Jerusalem Post 16 Oct 2011 - Khamis and cousin Mohammed Abdullah
al-Senousi were reportedly killed during battle with NTC in August; had
been falsely reported killed twice before and during uprising.
*Navy seeks $100m to protect new gas rigs*
<http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?ID=241981&R=R1> Jerusalem Post 16 Oct 2011 - Israel's discovery of large natural gas
fields off its coast have raised tensions with Lebanon which claims that
some of fields are in its sovereign waters.
*Israel and Hamas set stage for Gilad Shalit's release*
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/16/israel-hamas-gilad-shalit-release> The Guardian 16 Oct 2011 - Palestinian prisoners are moved ahead of
exchange but legal appeal could delay deal to free Israeli soldier
Israel and Hamas have begun executing a complex choreography which will
result the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit being reunited...
*Israel begins prisoner transfer as part of deal to free Gilad Shalit*
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/16/israel-prison-swap-list-published> The Guardian 16 Oct 2011 - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners including
militants serving multiple life sentences moved to two jails in first
phase of exchange for captured Israeli soldier Israel began to transfer
hundreds of Palestinian prisoners to two jails on Sunday...
*MIDEAST: Palestinian Refugees Consider a Model for Return*
<http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105475> IPS In a new project that has tackled one of the most divisive issues
plaguing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, a diverse group of academics,
architects, urban planners and Palestinian and Israeli human rights
groups are examining how the right of return of Palestinian refugees can
be implemented on the ground.
*NO MORE DUE PROCESS - JUST TARGETED KILLINGS'*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82326> Uruknet October 16, 2011 - On 9 June 1937, at Bagnoles-de-l'Orne,
Mussolini had Prof. Carlo Rosselli, a distinguished Italian lawyer,
political scientist, anti-Fascist agitator, killed - in France by the
hand of the Fascist Secret Service, in complicity with the Cagoule, a
French criminal organisation. 200,000 persons attended the funeral in
Paris. On 21 September 1976, in Washington D.C.,...
*Was Mossad using Fox and Werritty as 'useful idiots'? Ex-Ambassador
reveals how links made by 'advisers' set alarm bells ringing*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82323> Uruknet October 16, 2011 - The real reason Liam Fox had to resign was
not a grubby little money scandal about firms funding Adam Werritty as
he jetted round the world with the Defence Secretary. It was much more
important, and much worse, than that. Last Sunday, friends of Liam Fox'
were letting it be known that the investigation...
*Palestinian Refugees Consider a Model for Return*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82322> Uruknet October 16, 2011 - In a new project that has tackled one of the
most divisive issues plaguing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, a
diverse group of academics, architects, urban planners and Palestinian
and Israeli human rights groups are examining how the right of return of
Palestinian refugees can be implemented on the ground. "Based on the
right of return,...
*The Sirte Massacres* <http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82321> Uruknet October 15, 2011 - My Situation in Sirte article chronicled the
plight of a holdout city subjected to a total and medieval siege. Many
of the refugees, some cited at that link, complained of the situation in
the city at the hands of the rebels they were effectively surrendering
to. To rebuke from the bearded, heavily-armed, and brutal "...
*Grim find at Sirte hospital* <http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82320> Uruknet October 16, 2011 - In a cloud of flies, a doctor with a blue
blouse, surgical mask and latex gloves examined the dead, dressed in
civilian clothing but with no identification papers. "At least three of
them were shot in the head," said Dr Imad al-Fassi, while an AFP
reporter saw one with a smashed skull...Half-an-hour later, several...
*Video: This is The Democracy that NATO Brought to Libya 14/10/2011*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82318> Uruknet October 15, 2011 : How NATO Rebels Dealt with "14 October" Green
Protesters in Tripoli..
*In Gaddafi's hometown, residents accuse NTC fighters of revenge*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82317> Uruknet October 16, 2011 - Residents returning to Sirte are accusing
Libyan interim government fighters of demolishing and looting homes,
shops and public buildings in Muammar Gaddafi's home town to take
revenge for its support of the fugitive leader. "They envy and hate us
because Muammar is from here. But we are just civilians. The
revolutionaries are coming here...
*The Syrian Local Coordination Committee's statement regarding the Arab
Foreign Ministers meeting today* <http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82316> Uruknet October 16, 2011 - Today the Arab league is holding an emergency
meeting at the ministerial level (Ministers of Foreign affairs) to
discuss the Syrian situation based on the league's statement yesterday:
"The situation in Syria is extremely distressing, especially the
humanitarian situation", and to study the possible solutions and
procedures that can stop the bloodshed and the...
*A Palestinian mayor explains how Israeli army starves his village of
water* <http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82314> Uruknet October 15, 2011 - Whenever I go to Palestine, I come away
shocked at what Israel is doing there, without any American recognition.
I realize that I am almost as blind as all the other Americans-- because
our media has done nothing to inform us about conditions. Our society
has ignored these conditions by saying, Well it's a...
*Syria News - October 15, 2011 (Warning: Graphic Videos)*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82313> Uruknet October 15, 2011 Today number of martyrs in Syria reached 9, 6
in Homs among them is a pregnant lady, and one martyr each in Damascus
and Deir Ezzor and Aleppo Damascus: Medan: martyrdom of a young man from
shooting on the funeral of child Ibrahim Al-Sheban by the security,
which more than 15,000 people participated in including...
*Libya: loyalists fight on while oil vultures circlent*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82312> Uruknet October 15, 2011 - FIERCE fighting continues in Sirte as
loyalist forces continue to repel Libyan rebel attempts to take over the
only Mediterranean port still held by the Gaddafi government. Colonel
Gaddafi has called on the people to rise up in mass resistance to the
puppet regime and their Nato masters. Loyalist troops continue to
*US Strike Kills Awlaki's Son Along With 9 Others*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82309> Uruknet October 15, 2011 - The son of the recently assassinated US
citizen Anwar al Awlaki was among nine suspected jihadist militants
killed by apparent US air strikes in Yemen. Abderrahman Anwar al Awlaki
was killed and taken with the others to the militant-controlled Yemeni
hospital where the dead and wounded from the strikes were taken. The
*You Might Take My Life, But You Can't Take My Soul**
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82305> Uruknet October 15, 2011 - The Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike has
been going on for seventeen days, at the time of writing heading to the
eighteenth day shortly. The Minister of Prisoners Affairs Issa Qaraqe
labeled the prisoners' conditions as a "disaster" with some suffering
"complete bodily collapse." I've struggled with writing about this
topic. How to blend in...
*New War of Choice in Uganda Familiar Foreign Police Doctrine*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82303> Uruknet October 15, 2011 - President Obama's deployment of 100 US combat
forces to Uganda and surrounding areas has shocked many as highly
unusual and even downright bizarre. But while ground troops in Africa
are a comparatively rare occurrence, the decision follows a very
familiar path of dominant US foreign policy. Obama's justification for
the war-by-presidential-decree was twofold. First,...
*Libyan Loyalists Fight NATO, Rebels and Propaganda*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82302> Uruknet Reporting more propaganda than legitimate news, Al Jazeera
broadcast another lie about NTC fighters, claiming Mutassim Gaddafi's
capture, saying: "....(O)ne of Gaddafi's sons has been captured in
Sirte, according to" NTC officials. He's "currently being held in
Benghazi....after being arrested on Wednesday." NTC Colonel Abdulah
Naker said he was arrested in Sirte. Al Jazeera correspondent James
*Israel's Brutal Repression of Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike Spurs,
Not Deters Resistance* <http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82301> Uruknet October 15, 2011 - On the thirteenth day (11 October) of hunger
strikes held by some 3,000 Palestinian political prisoners imprisoned
behind Israeli bars, Israeli authorities have agreed to meet some
demands for better treatment, an attempt at partial concession that,
according to most spokespeople for Palestinian prisoners' rights, does
not go far enough. On Sunday, Ma'an News...
*US military denies decision to quit Iraq after 2011*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82300> Uruknet October 15, 2011 - The Pentagon denied reports Saturday that the
US military has given up on plans to keep several thousand troops in
Iraq after a year-end deadline, saying talks with Baghdad were still
underway. US and Iraq officials have been negotiating a possible
American military training mission of about 4,000 troops after 2011, but
*The Destruction Of Sirte. Extraordinary Pictures Show Libyan City
Shelled to Smithereens* <http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82299> Uruknet October 15, 2011 - Buildings are crumbling, heavily armed
fighters stand on every street corner and snipers lurk on rooftops -
welcome to Sirte. The home city of Libya's fugitive leader Muammar
Gaddafi is one of the last area's not to have succumbed to the militia
army of the National Transitional Council...
*Yemeni forces kill 12 anti-Saleh protesters, injure 78*
<http://www.uruknet.info/?new=82297> Uruknet October 15, 2011 - Forces and gunmen loyal to President Ali
Abdullah Saleh have killed at least 12 protesters and wounded 78 others
by firing on a mass march in the capital Sana'a on Saturday morning. The
head of the filed hospital in Change Square Mohammad al-Qubati confirmed
at at a press conference in the square that 12...
*Anti-Semitism tainting Occupy Wall Street protests*
YNet News, 16 Oct 2011 - VIDEO - Several anti-Semitic incidents have
been reported during "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations in New York as
Jews were blamed for the turmoil in America's ... ....
*Israel Names 477 to Go Free in Trade for Hamas-Held Soldier*
<http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=534a33344bdd8cd65eb1717c66a72ed9> New York Times 16 Oct 2011 - Israel released the names of the first
Palestinian prisoners that it will exchange for a soldier held by Hamas,
most of whom have been convicted of manslaughter, attempted murder or
intentionally causing death.
*Is Occupy Wall Street anti-Semitic?*
<http://mondoweiss.net/2011/10/is-occupy-wall-street-anti-semitic.html> Mondoweiss - Are the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations anti-Jewish? That
is what the Emergency Committee for Israel is claiming in a new video (
below ). The video features clips of Democratic politicians expressing
sympathy for the OWS protesters, followed by clips of some protesters
alleging a Jewish conspiracy controls...
*US-Israel, Media: Occupation at the corner of Wall Street (NY) and
Rothschild (Tel Aviv)* <http://www.ainfos.ca/en/ainfos25518.html> A-infos 16 Oct 2011 - As in the Israeli demand for "social justice", the
Occupy Wall Street movement appears to be hitting a very raw nerve in
American society, one that some politicians appear to be keenly unaware
of. ---- Anarchists. Socialists. Crackheads. Sex Fiends. This is just a
*(en) US, Anarchists march to Richmond councilman's home to protest
noise ordinance* <http://www.ainfos.ca/en/ainfos25517.html> A-infos 16 Oct 2011 - Richmond, Va (WTVR)- If you frequent the fan on
Friday nights you're likely to see all sorts of things. But on this
Friday night, one small group of protestors may have topped them all.
---- Members of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective walked from the
*Ongoing Israeli Human Rights Abuses and Self-Proclaimed Democracy*
<http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SabbahsBlog/%7E3/JXdD-hvjAA8/> Sabbah report 16 Oct 2011 - Israel is a modern day Sparta, a regional
killing machine. Israel is democratic in name only, affording rights
solely to higher income and wealthy Jews. It can mobilize over 600,000
combatants in 72 hours, equipped with nuclear and other state-of-the-art
*Obama and the Terror Plot Thriller*
<http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SabbahsBlog/%7E3/d5j2nNfUFOs/> Sabbah report 16 Oct 2011 - There are so many doubts and questions
surrounding the alleged Iranian-sponsored assassination plot against the
Saudi ambassador, that for Barack Obama to take a prominent role in
announcing the case may prove to be a serious political and diplomatic
*Disgraced former UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox knowingly served Israel*
<http://www.redress.cc/global/gatzmon20111017> Gilad Atzmon, Redress 10/17/2011
/Gilad Atzmon argues that recently-resigned UK Defence Secretary Liam
Fox and his friend, the spiv Adam Werrity, are not Israel's useful
idiots but "knew exactly what they were doing and who were their donors
... fully understood their role and willingly did what was required" of
them by Israel, and that Prime Minister Cameron and his Cabinet are
A rather odious Israeli espionage mole has just been exposed in
Britain. On 14 October, Liam Fox resigned as defence secretary following
revelations about his dubious relationship with Adam Werritty. Some 17
years younger than Fox, Werrity has been involved with Fox both in
business and in the conservative Atlanticist think-tank, "The Atlantic
Bridge". While Fox was defence secratary, Werrity visited Fox at the
ministry on many occasions, accompanied Fox on numerous official trips,
attended some of his meetings with foreign dignitaries and used
official-looking business cards which announced him as an "adviser" to
Fox -- and all despite having no official government post whatsoever.
However, it has now also been revealed that Fox and Werritty were
heavily financed by the Israeli lobby and "beyond".
Writing in the the Daily Mail, Craig Murray wondered whether
Mossad was using both Fox and Werritty as "useful idiots".
"Not only was Werritty being paid to act as an unofficial part of
the defence secretary's entourage, the money was coming from people who
may have been ready to promote the interests of certain foreign
governments, particularly the United States, Israel and Sri Lanka,"
writes Murray. "While the United States is a very close ally, its
commercial and other interests are not always identical to UK interests.
Israel is not a military ally of the UK. There are often tensions
between its interests in the Middle East and the UK's interests, as in
the attack on the Gaza aid convoy which resulted in the death of Turkish
citizens. Turkey is an ally of the UK, being a vital member of
NATO.more.. <http://www.redress.cc/global/gatzmon20111017>e-mail <mailto:?subject=Disgraced%20former%20UK%20Defence%20Secretary%20Liam%20Fox%20knowingly%20served%20Israel%20&body=Disgraced%20former%20UK%20Defence%20Secretary%20Liam%20Fox%20knowingly%20served%20Israel%20--%20http://www.redress.cc/global/gatzmon20111017%20--%20link%20courtesy%20www.vtjp.org>
*After Schalit, Israel likely to move (further) right*
<http://972mag.com/after-shalit-israel-likely-to-move-further-right/25319/> Larry Derfner, +972 Magazine 10/13/2011
/The 1-for-1,000 deal is probably the most "left-wing" thing Netanyahu's
ever done. The international community will now give him some slack,
while the settlers, Lieberman et al will cash in their chits./
The deal to release Gilad Schalit was the right decision, and
despite my lack of love for Netanyahu, I give him a lot of credit for
pushing it through. But it seems to me that Schalit's release, in
addition to being an undeniable security risk for Israelis, is going to
give the Right yet another boost, and make relations with the
Palestinians even worse, as hard to imagine as that may be.
Freeing 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, including many terrorists who
took part in deadly attacks on Israeli civilians, is the most
"left-wing" thing Netanyahu has ever done, with the possible exception
of the Wye agreement with Arafat in his first term. The right wing --
the settlers, Lieberman, Shas, much of Likud -- now have some serious
chits to cash in. Haaretz reported that during the cabinet debate, Shas
leader Eli Yishai pressed for the release of Jewish terrorists from
prison. arguing, "It's the right thing to do as part of the balances in
Israel's society," and that while it wouldn't "undo the releasing of
hundreds of (Palestinian) prisoners, it may sweeten the bitter pill."
I don't know if Netanyahu is going let Jewish terrorists out of
jail, and I definitely don't think the Schalit deal gives him the
political capital to bomb Iran, as some have suggested. Nothing would
give him that sort of capital; if Israel bombs Iran, we will be going it
effectively alone. But the deal does get the world off his back for
awhile -- the "international community" will give him credit for taking
a brave decision, for showing flexibility, for what it may wishfully,
mistakenly interpret as a "confidence-building measure" for the
*Israel urged to clamp down on Jewish terror*
<http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1068/re3.htm> Al-Ahram Weekly 10/13/2011
Desecration of graveyards and destruction of olive groves are
just two manifestations of violence Palestinians -- on the West Bank and
inside Israel -- face daily from Israeli society
The Palestinian Authority (PA) as well as Arab leaders in Israel
have urged the Israeli government to "swiftly and decisively clamp down
on spiralling Jewish terror and vandalism against Palestinian targets,
including mosques and Islamic as well as Christian cemeteries", writes
Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem.
The latest call came after suspected Jewish terrorists vandalised
and defaced Muslim and Christian graves at the main cemetery of Jaffa.
Some of the graves there date back several centuries.
Other Muslim leaders, including some Knesset members, reminded
Jews in Israel and abroad that, "This is how the holocaust started."
He accused "powerful political circles" within the Israeli
government, army and police of "treating with extreme leniency the
perpetrators of such crimes.â--êoeI believe that the government of
Binyamin Netanyahu, which is the most extreme government in Israel's
history, lacks both the will and determination to stem the tide of
Jewish terror. Therefore, I expect this worrying phenomenon to continue
and even escalate."
Last week, unidentified Jewish saboteurs, believed to be
affiliated with an underground Jewish terror group in the West Bank, set
the local mosque at the Israeli Palestinian village of Tuba Zangariya on
fire. The fire gutted the interior of the mosque, burning Quranic texts
and other sacred objects. The attack was widely condemned by the Arab
community throughout Israel and the occupied territories.more..
*10 Reasons Not to Honor Israel*
<http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=17182> Palestine Chronicle: 16 Oct 2011 - By Mahmoud El-Yousseph and Tammy
Obeidallah This list was compiled in order to dispel the hate propaganda
and blatant lies Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is being allowed to
spew at Van Buren High School near Findlay, Ohio on October 27, 2011
where they will hold "A Night to Honor Israel." This is being repeated
at other schools across our country. If CUFI was simply having a
convention of their apocalyptic ignoramuses and blind bigots at a church
or synagogue, we would not waste our time trying to educate those
determined to remain fools. If CUFI were holding a meeting with our
congressmen/women or senators, we would not bother to counter, as our
representatives are already deep within the pockets of Israeli-interest
lobbies. However, CUFI has crossed a red line when invading our public
school system to poison the minds of our innocent youth. While this
event is being held...more