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Month: September 2008

“Butcher of Lebanon” resigns in disgrace

“Butcher of Lebanon” resigns in disgrace

Ehud Olmert officially tenders his resignation as Prime Minister of Israel and Tzipi Livni is expected to take his place. The “Butcher of Lebanon” is no more. Olmert told his Cabinet yesterday morning that he would resign and followed that with a visit to the official Jerusalem residence of President Shimon Peres — both formalities in a process that began in late July, when Olmert caved under the pressure of multiple corruption probes and announced he would step down after…

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Regaining The Initiative: Palestinian Strategic Options To End Israeli Occupation

Regaining The Initiative: Palestinian Strategic Options To End Israeli Occupation

Over the past several months, a group of 45 Palestinians from all walks of life — men and women, on the political right and left, secular and religious, politicians, academics, civil society and business actors, from occupied Palestine, inside Israel, and in the Diaspora participated in a workshop. After several workshops in Palestine and abroad and a continuous online debate, the group have produced the first iteration of “Regaining The Initiative: Palestinian Strategic Options To End Israeli Occupation.” The document…

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“Israel has lost the right to exist”, Norwegian article

“Israel has lost the right to exist”, Norwegian article

Ha’aretz An article in a leading Norwegian newspaper last weekend lambasted Israel and Judaism and said Israel has lost its right to exist in its present form. Entitled “God’s chosen people,” the article by author Jostein Gaarder in Aftenposten is raising a storm in Norway. Gaarder, author of the book “Sophie’s World,” links the Israel Defense Forces’ acts in Lebanon to Jewish history and foresees the coming dismantling of the state as it exists today, with the Jews becoming refugees….

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Israeli spying activities in the United States

Israeli spying activities in the United States

Here are just a few examples of the Israeli spy operations that have been detected in the US for several decades. 1947. Information collected by the ADL in its spy operations on US citizens is used by the House Select Committee on Unamerican Activities. Subcommittee Chair Clare Hoffman dismisses the ADL’s reports on suspected communists as “hearsay”. 1950 John Davitt, former chief of the Justice Department’s internal security section notes that the Israeli intelligence service is the second most active…

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