Prime minister repeatedly denies negotiations to split up holy city
By Aaron Klein
JERUSALEM – Current behind-the-scenes Israeli-Palestinian talks include
negotiations aimed at dividing Jerusalem, according to a senior
Palestinian negotiator involved in the negotiations.
“Since [last November's U.S.-sponsored] Annapolis [summit], our regular
meetings have been dealing with all the core issues, yes, of course
including Jerusalem,” said the Palestinian negotiator, who agreed to
speak only on condition of anonymity.
The official said he was talking off-the-record for fear of
contradicting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who has repeatedly insisted
Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are not dealing with the status of
The Israeli Shas party, an important coalition partner in Olmert's
government, has stated it would bolt the prime minister's coalition if
it becomes clear the Israeli government is negotiating the ceding any
part of Jerusalem. Shas' departure could collapse Olmert's government.
“Nobody is talking about Jerusalem. The moment Jerusalem is being
discussed Shas will leave the government – period,” Shas Spokesman Roi
Lachmanovitch told Israel National News.
Olmert must maintain a majority of the Knesset's 120 seats to continue
ruling. He currently rules with a slight plurality. If Shas, with its
12 seats, bolts the government, Olmert would be forced …
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Says Jews drove out Arabs even though town was founded on empty sand
By Aaron Klein
TEL AVIV – An Israeli town is suing Internet giant Google after
surprised municipal officials discovered Google Earth, the popular,
user-driven satellite map, labels their city as stolen Palestinian land.
“[The label] is simply complete nonsense,” Yossi Ben-Artzi, a history
professor at Israel's Haifa University told Yediot Ahronot, Israel's
leading daily. “Kiryat Yam was built on sand dunes, and there wasn't
any Palestinian village in the area. The lands were bought in 1939 by
the Gav Yam construction company.”
The professor was responding to a criminal complaint filed by the
northern Israeli coastal town of Kiryat Yam, which a Google Earth user
mapped as stolen by Jews when Israel was founded in 1948.
About 600,000 Arabs fled Israel after surrounding Arab countries warned
they would destroy the Jewish state in 1948. Some Arabs also were
driven out by Jewish forces while they were trying to push back
invading Arab armies. At the same time, over 800,000 Jews were expelled
or left Arab countries under threat after Israel was founded.
The Google Earth user, identified as Palestinian physician Thameen
Darby, inserted a note on …
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by James R. Crowe
Anything or anyone is better than Hillary Rodham Clinton
KENTUCKY – USA – Imperial Wizard, Ronald Edwards has stated that,
“anything is better than Hillary Clinton.”
White Christian Supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan has endorsed Barack
Obama to be the next President of the United States of America.
Speaking from his Kentucky office in Dawson Springs, the Imperial
Wizard exclaimed that anything or anyone is better than having that
“crazy ass bitch” as President.
This is the first time in Klan history that any member of the KKK has
ever publicly supported an African American candidate for the
KKK lodges all over America have been gathering and holding rallies
supporting the black presidential candidate.
KKK members in Tennessee rally against Hillary Clinton and support
Grand Turk Cletus Monroe has also been very vocal about the election
and has donated thousands of dollars to Obama's election fund.
“The boy's gonna do it. My Klan group has donated up to $250,000 to the
Obama fund. Anything is better than Hillary Clinton. Hell I'll even
adopt a black kid from Africa before I vote for Hillary.”
“A few years back we were lynching Negroes. …
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SOMARK Innovations, Inc. recently completed a field demo of its
patented Chipless RFID Ink Tattoo animal ID system.
St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) February 6, 2008 — SOMARK Innovations, Inc.
recently completed a field demo of its patented Chipless RFID Ink
Tattoo animal ID system. The demo proved the SOMARK system's ability to
apply a tattoo in less than three seconds and read the tattoo
(translate the tattoo into a unique ID, with a handheld reader in real
time). The demo was conducted at a private facility in the U.S.
“This is a giant leap for the company,” said Mark C. Pydynowski, SOMARK
President. “This demo proves our system's ability to function quickly
and automatically. Previous tests, which confirmed the technology's
feasibility, were slower and required some tasks to be performed
SOMARK's system includes a disposable ink cartridge, a multi-needle
applicator and a handheld reader. This technology combines features of
several common technologies, including human tattoos (ink-based and
inexpensive), chipless RFID (machine-readable and no-line-of-sight),
biometrics (unique to the individual) and hot-iron brands (permanent
“Although potential applications include cattle, pigs, horses, sheep,
dogs, cats, mice, rats and prime cuts of meat, our primary focus is
cattle,” said Ramos M. …
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Japan has accused Russia of violating its airspace over the Pacific Izu
islands and demanded an explanation.
A Russian Tupolev 95 bomber flew for about three minutes over the isle
of Sofugan, 650km (400 miles) south of Tokyo, Japanese officials said.
Japan responded by scrambling 22 jets and lodging an official protest
with the Russian embassy.
But a spokesman for the Russian air force denied any incursion into
Japanese airspace had occurred.
Alexander Drobyshevsky told Russia's Itar-Tass news agency that
strategic bomber flights had been “carried out in strict accordance
with international rules on flying over neutral waters, without
violating the border between the two countries”.
Russia last violated Japan's airspace in January 2006 near Rebun Island
near the northern island of Hokkaido, Japanese officials said.
On Thursday, Japan held an annual rally to demand the return of four
disputed islands – known as the Kurils in Russia and the Northern
Territories in Japan – which Russia seized in the closing days of World
The dispute has prevented the two countries from signing a peace treaty
to formally end the war.
It was not clear whether Saturday's flyby was related to the rally.
Despite their territorial disputes, …
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Dipesh Gadher, Christopher Morgan and Jonathan Oliver
A government minister has warned that inbreeding among immigrants is
causing a surge in birth defects – comments likely to spark a new row
over the place of Muslims in British society.
Phil Woolas, an environment minister, said the culture of arranged
marriages between first cousins was the “elephant in the room”. Woolas,
a former race relations minister, said: “If you have a child with your
cousin the likelihood is there’ll be a genetic problem.”
The minister, whose views were supported by medical experts this
weekend, said: “The issue we need to debate is first cousin marriages,
whereby a lot of arranged marriages are with first cousins, and that
produces lots of genetic problems in terms of disability [in
Woolas emphasised the practice did not extend to all Muslim communities
but was confined mainly to families originating from rural Pakistan.
However, up to half of all marriages within these communities are
estimated to involve first cousins.
Medical research suggests that while British Pakistanis are responsible
for 3% of all births, they account for one in three British children
born with genetic illnesses.
The minister’s comments come as Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of
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