by Hillel Fendel
An Education Ministry '60th Anniversary of Israel' poster features a
non-existent Christian church over the Western Wall.
The poster, distributed to all schools across the country, features
eight symbols portraying important aspects of the State of Israel: The
Declaration of Independence flanked by the country's official flag and
emblem; photos of the Knesset, government complex and Supreme Court,
representing the government's three branches; a satellite photo of the
entire country; and a large photograph of the Western Wall (the
This last, however, is marred by technological manipulation in two
ways. In addition to the golden Dome of the Rock towering over the
Kotel, the minaret of another Moslem mosque is shown above the Wall –
despite the fact that in reality it is much further to the north and
out of sight of Jews at the Wall. Secondly, a church spire has been
placed to the right of the minaret and above the Kotel – when in fact
no such church is located in the vicinity.
The photo thus creates the effect of a Jerusalem belonging jointly to
three religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
An Attempt to Internationalize Jerusalem
Jerusalem City Councilman David Hadari (National …
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Jerusalem municipal opposition leader accuses Prime Minister Olmert,
Vice Premier Ramon of 'deceiving Israeli citizens'. Ramon aide: This is
Israeli and Palestinian representatives have reached an agreement to
divide Jerusalem, the capital's municipal opposition leader Nir Barkat
“(Vice Premier) Haim Ramon and the prime minister are deceiving
Israel's citizens,” Barkat added after exchanging letters with Foreign
Minister Tzipi Livni on the negotiations with the Palestinians.
Barkat based his accusations on information from “senior sources” which
he refused to reveal, claiming that Ramon and Palestinian tycoon
Muhammad Rashid had agreed in secret talks on Jerusalem's division.
“Livni refuses to reveal the fundamental information she has, according
to which there is a secret channel which is not being led by the
Foreign Ministry. Knowing this makes her an accomplice in this
political deceit, which is really aimed at dividing Jerusalem behind
Israeli citizens' backs,” said Barkat.
In his letter to Livni, Barkat wrote, “I was amazed to learn that a
senior and official Palestinian source was quoted as saying that 'we
can say that Israel is ready to pullout of all the Arab villages and
neighborhoods in Jerusalem.'”
He went on to …
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By Barak Ravid and Yuval Azoulay,
Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Thursday issued an advisory
warning Israelis abroad to be vigilant in the face of likely abduction
attempts, as Lebanese guerrillas threatened to avenge Tuesday's
assassination of a Hezbollah commander tied to a string of terror
attacks against Israeli, American and Jewish targets.
Israel also ordered its military and embassies to go on alert Thursday,
and advised Jewish institutions worldwide to follow suit, as Hezbollah
leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed to retaliate against Israeli targets.
Israel on Wednesday denied involvement in the death of Imad Mughniyah,
who was killed in a car bombing Tuesday in the Syrian capital of
The slain Hezbollah deputy secretary general was on Israel's and the
U.S.'s wanted terrorist lists, and Hezbollah, its Iranian backers and
others pointed accusatory fingers at Israel following the
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi put forces on
heightened alert, instructing them to take the necessary precautions by
air, land and sea in order to protect the northern border and other
Israeli interests, the army said Thursday.
The military sent more troops to the already heavily patrolled northern
border with Lebanon, defense officials said, without elaborating.
Soldiers were …
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Killer of hundreds of Americans
called 'hero' of 'the Muslim nation'
By Aaron Klein
JAFFA, Israel – A representative of Palestinian Authority President
Mahmoud Abbas praised Hezbollah deputy commander Imad Mughniyah as a
hero after the report today of the most-wanted terrorist leader's death
in a car bomb blast in Syria.
Abbas Zakki, the ambassador to Lebanon for the PA president's Fatah
organization, called Mughniyah a “hero and a loss for the Palestinian
people and the Muslim nation.”
“We mourn with our brothers in Hezbollah this great leader who died
today,” Zakki said on Hezbollah's Al Manar TV as screened and
translated by WND.
Zakki said he is “proud that Mughniyah was part of the Fatah
revolutionary movement and that he fought Western Zionist and American
imperialism as part of Fatah.”
In the 1980s, Mughniyah was in Beirut working with Fatah and its leader
at the time, Yasser Arafat.
Mughniyah was responsible for numerous infamous deadly attacks against
the U.S. and Israel, including involvement in the 1983 bombing of a
U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon.
He was Israel's No. 1 most-wanted terrorist, even ahead of Hezbollah
chieftain Hassan Nasrallah. Mughniyah was considered one of the most
dangerous terrorists …
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By Hilary White
BRUSSELS, February 13, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Union has
criticised those member states that have not lived up to the
requirements of EU rules on “discrimination” relating to homosexuality
and other issues. The EU commission for employment, social affairs and
equal opportunities has initiated legal procedures against those
countries that have failed to implement its legislation. The
commission's memo covered areas of discrimination in the case of age
and disability as well as sexual orientation.
Germany was particularly singled out with a letter complaining that the
country's same-sex civil union registration does not sufficiently match
the rights granted couples in natural marriages.
“The 'registered lifetime partnership' which gays and lesbians can
enter into does not bestow the same privileges as marriage, which
remains an option available to heterosexual couples only,” the letter
Estonia, France, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy,
Malta, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the Czech Republic were listed in a
memo that detailed those countries' failings in living up to the EU's
definitions and directives for “discrimination” legislation. The memo
by the Commissioner, Vladimir Spidla, sets out in minute detail the
transgressions of each of these countries and warns that a “reasoned
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Candidate attracts 'people who think mass murderers are romantic
Fox News' image of Texas Obama volunteers with Che Guevara flag
The Fox TV affiliate in Houston has captured images of a volunteer in a
campaign office for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama
working in front of a flag featuring the image of Che Guevara, the
South American revolutionary who became Fidel Castro's executioner
after the communist takeover in Cuba.
And while the Obama campaign has issued a statement placing a modest
distance between the campaign and its “volunteers,” the issue of such
an image on display in an office operating on behalf of a man hoping to
be commander in chief of the world's last remaining superpower is
Even Obama supporters have been forced into corners because of the
issue, with one likening the Texas state Republican Party to Guevara,
to whom have been attributed hundreds of executions of anti-Castro
Under the heading “Barack Guevara,” Investor's Business Daily raised
some of the more pointed questions, to which the campaign responded
only with a statement: “The office featured in this video is funded by
volunteers of the Barack Obama Campaign and is not an official
headquarters for …
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