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The Palestinian Rothschild

The Palestinian Rothschild by Jodie A. on Fri 28 Jul 2006 09:49 PM EDT He’s the richest man in the Palestinian Authority. He built a magnificent castle on the summit of Mt. Gerizim, and now he’s a candidate for the position of Prime Minister of the Palestinian unity government. How Munib al-Masri, a geologist from Nablus, became a well-known philanthropist, and what he is doing with a 70-acre yard Ronny Shaked Everyone in the West Bank has ...

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Israel Deploying Anti-Missile Batteries Near Tel Aviv, Report Says

By Julie StahlCNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau ChiefJuly 28, 2006(Editor's note: Hizballah said it fired a longer-range missile into the Israeli city of Afula on Friday -- a Khaibar-1, press reports said. Afula is further south than Haifa -- about 30 miles from the Israeli-Lebanon border -- and the new missile apparently has a larger warhead (220 pounds of explosives) than the Katyusha rockets -- a troubling development, but not necessarily surprising, since Hizballah has been threatening to strike deeper into Israel. It's clear that something new and different fell into a field near Afula on Friday, but Israeli officials have not…

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Ahmadinejad: Israel pushed self-destruct button in Lebanon

Ahmadinejad: Israel pushed self-destruct button in Lebanon

By The Associated Press TEHRAN - Israel has ordained its own destruction by invading Lebanon, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday, according to the state news agency.Addressing the clerical staff of the Friday prayer sermons in Tehran, Ahmadinejad said Israel and its supporters "should know that they cannot end the business that they have begun.""The occupying regime of Palestine has actually pushed the button of its own destruction by launching a new round of invasion and barbaric onslaught on Lebanon," the official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted the president as saying.Iran is one of the two major patrons of Hezbollah,…

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Syrian reporter: In Syria there is atmosphere of eve of war

Exclusive: In conversation in Damascus, senior Syrian journalist tells about sentiments in Syria ('as if there will be war any moment'); talks about military preparations in his country ('identifying your reinforcements in Golan Heights'); and estimates that Israeli pounding in Lebanon to intensify grassroots support of Nasrallah and his organization. Also in Syria, he says, Nasrallah more popular than ever Ali Waked As the conflict with Hizbullah in Lebanon escalates by the day, the question of Syria's ...

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Congress forms Israel Allies Caucus

Etgar Lefkovits, THE JERUSALEM POST  Jul. 27, 2006 The United States Congress on Thursday announced the establishment of an Israel Allies Caucus, meant to mobilize Christian support for Israel around the world. The American congressional lobby, which is modeled on the Knesset's Christian Allies Caucus created two and half years ago, will debut with a membership of four Congressmen - two Republicans, Dave Weldon of Florida and Trent Franks of Arizona, and two Democrats, Eliot Engel of New York and Gene Green of Texas. The new caucus plans to advocate Israel's right to live in peace within safe and secure…

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Iran to Nuke Israel on August 22?

by Robert Spencer Posted Jul 26, 2006 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has frustrated Western officials by refusing to reply to their offer of various incentives in exchange for Iran’s discarding its nuclear program until August 22. The Western governments had asked Ahmadinejad to reply by June 29; why would Tehran need two extra months? Farid Ghadry, the president of the Reform Party of Syria, has offered a provocative explanation for this delay. He asserts that the Supreme National Security Council of Iran chose the August 22 date “for a very precise reason. August 21, 2006 (Rajab 27, 1427) is known…

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The Red Sea Parts Again

Satellite images show that the Arabian tectonic plate and the African plate are moving away from each other, stretching the Earth's crust and widening the southern end of the Red Sea, scientists reported in this week's issue of journal Nature. Last September, a series of earthquakes started splitting the planet's surface along a 37-mile section of the East African Rift in Afar, Ethiopia. Using the images gathered by the European Space Agency's Envisat radar satellite, researchers looked at satellite data before and after these activities. Earth-shattering shift Over a period of three weeks, the crust on the sides of the…

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Syria Warns It Will Strike Israel Deeper

BY JOHN BATCHELOR - Special to the Sun July 26, 2006 Secretary Rice's mission to the Middle East has already failed because Syria has issued an ultimatum that augurs a world war soon enough. The Syrian ultimatum is meant to provoke Israel and to pull America directly into the fighting. The ultimatum threatens that the attacks by Hezbollah — trained, supplied and commanded by Iranian Revolutionary Guards — will increase in intensity unless America negotiates directly with Hezbollah, Syria and Iran. The ultimatum demands that America force Israel to withdraw from Lebanon, to cease tactical strikes on Hezbollah bases and…

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Saudi warns of regional war

By Jumana Al Tamimi, GCC & Middle East Editor  Dubai: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday warned of war in the Middle East if Israel continues attacking Lebanon and the Palestinians, in an apparent appeal to the United States to end the fighting, as Arab leaders and the Italian hosts of crisis talks on the war-ravaged nation raised the pressure for an immediate ceasefire. "Saudi Arabia warns everybody that if the peace option fails because of Israeli arrogance, there will be no other option but war. No one can predict what will happen if things get out of control," state media quoted…

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