[Freemanlist2] FWD - Israel Resource Review: Issue of April 04, 2010

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Israel Resource Review
Issue of April 04, 2010

Palestinian Authority Promotes Officer Who Killed AmericansBy: David Bedein 

Published: Friday, April 2, 2010Jerusalem - The Palestinian Authority has promoted an officer� responsible for killing� American citizens. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has promoted Mahmoud Damra to the rank of major general. Damra was identified as the commander of Fatah's praetorian guard Force 17 and responsible for the security of Abbas's predecessor, Yasser Arafat. In other words, Abbas promoted a man who commands a Palestinian terror unit to the rank of major general. ...
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Obama's Legacy and the Iranian Bomb: Neville Chamberlain was remembered for appeasing Germany, not for his progressive social programs.By: Prof. ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704869304575110042827617582.html The gravest threat faced by the world today is a nuclear-armed Iran. Of all the nations capable of producing nuclear weapons, Iran is the only one that might use them to attack an enemy. There are several ways in which Iran could use nuclear weapons. The first is by dropping an atomic bomb on Israel, as its leaders have repeatedly threatened to do. Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president of Iran, boasted in 2004 that...
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U.S. Ex-Officers Warn Of Decline In Israel Ties
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Scores of senior retired U.S. officers have warned of the decline in American strategic cooperation with Israel. Close to 50 generals and admirals have signed a letter that termed Israel a key element in U.S. global strategy. In a letter organized by the Washington-based Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, the retired officers, who have toured Israel, said the Jewish state was highly important to U.S. policy in the Middle East and Mediterranean...
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Just Say "No": I Get Personally Invited to Help the Obama Administration Engage--and Thus Strengthen--TerroristsBy: Prof. Barry Rubin

Director of Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of Middle East Review of International 
Affairs (MERIA) Journal.
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Nazi Filmmaker’s Family Denies He Was Anti-Semitic. Are they Correct? Critique of Harlan In The Shadow of Jud SüssBy: Rhonda Spivak

The German documentary film by German Felix Moeller, Harlan In the Shadow of Jud Süs, which examines the life of Veit Harlan, one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious filmmakers, was premiered in Canada during Winnipeg’s Jewish Film Festival here on Sunday March 21. “Film was arguably the most important medium of propaganda in Nazi Germany, so much so that German cinemas were protected by anti-aircraft units in the latter part of the war and, as a result, functioned until...
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RESPONSE TO ABORIGINAL SPEAKER WHO MOCKED IRWIN COTLER DURING ISRAEL APARTHEID WEEKBy: Rhonda Spivak, attorney, writer, and member of Canadian & Israel Bar Associations, now edits Winnipeg Jewish Review at http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/

At an event entitled “Canadian Apartheid & Indigenous Solidarity” on March 12 at the University of Manitoba before an audience of about 50 people, Cheryl -Anne Carr, a Metis Canadian, affiliated with the Communist Party of Canada mocked Irwin Cotler, Liberal Member of Parliament, former minister of justice and attorney general of Canada. Why? What is Cotler’s great sin? Cotler, a renowned human rights lawyer, has dared to suggest that when it comes to viewing the...
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Israel Is Not A Banana Republic - Begin’s Rebuttal Of Reagan, State Dept., on “Punishing” IsraelBy: Statement by Prime Minister Begin on U.S. Measures Against Israel, 20 December 1981.

VOLUME 7: 1981-1982In an unprecedented move, Mr. Begin summoned the United States ambassador to Israel, and read to him the following statement in response to the punitive measures threatened by the US against Israel. It was later read to the cabinet and issued to the public. Text:Three times during the past six months, the U.S. Government has “punished” Israel.On June 7 we destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor “Osirak” near Baghdad. I don’t want to mention to you...
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The Future of an Illusion: A piece of paper will not bring peace to the Middle EastBy: Elliott Abrams

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned, it seems, to direct the Middle East policy of the Obama administration. Since the Oslo Accords of 1993, 17 years of efforts under three American presidents and six Israeli prime ministers have taught five clear lessons. Each of them is being ignored by President Obama, which is why his own particular "peace process" has so greatly harmed real efforts at peace. Today the only factor uniting Palestinian, Israeli, and Arab...
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Obama's Settlements UltimatumBy: Steven J. Rosen, ForeignPolicy.com

Published: April 1, 2010 Published: April 1, 2010 U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to confront Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Israeli construction activity in East Jerusalem has been greeted by a hail of praise, especially from people impatient to proceed with peace negotiations with the Palestinians. The belief seems to be that meeting this issue head-on will accelerate progress toward an agreement ending a conflict that has festered for generations. The historical...
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Former Israel Deputy Defense Minister: Israel Will Attack Iran by Nov.By: Ken Timmerman

Friday, April 2, 2010 12:36 PM Israel will be compelled to attack Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities by this November unless the U.S. and its allies enact “crippling sanctions that will undermine the regime in Tehran,” former deputy defense minister Brig. Gen. Ephraim Sneh said on Wednesday in Tel Aviv. The sanctions currently being discussed with Russia, China, and other major powers at the United Nations are likely to be a slightly-enhanced version of the U.N. sanctions...
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Hoyer-Cantor Letter in Support of Israel: DOCUMENT
327 Representatives were signatories to the letter. Dear Secretary Clinton: We are writing to reaffirm our commitment to the unbreakable bond that exists between our country and the State of Israel and to express to you our deep concern over recent tension. In every important relationship, there will be occasional misunderstandings and conflicts. The announcement during Vice President Biden's visit was, as Israel's Prime Minister said in an apology to the United States, "a regrettable...
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