by Lakrosse, Mon Jul 20, 2009 at 06:01:00 PM EDT
As everyone knows, Jordan is the only country which decided to try to integrate Palestinian Arab refugees into their society. After the Arab state rejected the partition plan and launched war upon the nascent Jewish state, Jordan then occupied and annexed the West Bank, as Egypt occupied the Gaza Strip, but did not give citizenship, unlike Jordan. Then in 1967 the Arab states launched war again, Egypt by closing the Straits of Tiran and along with Syria lining up troops at the borders, Egypt unlawfully expelling the UN peace keepers in the Sinai after the Suez War when Egypt tried to close the Suez, and Jordan began bombing the Jewish state, even when Israel tried to beg King Hussein not to take them to war again.
by Lakrosse, Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 05:21:05 PM EDT
So we know Hamas loves to use media to spread hate propaganda which incites adults and young kids to violence. Well, now, in Gaza, Hamas has take it to a new level:
by Lakrosse, Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 03:39:51 AM EDT
Even tho Benjamin Netanyahu announced his support for a two-state solution after decades of standing firm on his principles, and called for negotiations with no preconditions and wants them now, Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Palestinian Authority has said that even if the US and Israel come to an agreement on settlements where natural growth for buildings currently underway, Abbas will not negotiate.
by Lakrosse, Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 08:04:22 PM EDT
As some of you might remember, a few years ago, a French Jew Ilan Halimi was brutally murdered by a gang who lured him into their home, and they tortured him for three weeks, finally leaving him for dead near train tracks. He died on the way to the hospital. He was only 23 years old.
Youssouf Fofana, 28, was sentenced to life in prison. He was one of 27 people on trial in the kidnapping, torture and murder of Ilan Halimi, who was 23 years old.
Halimi was found naked, handcuffed and covered with burn marks near railroad tracks in the Essonne region south of Paris on Feb. 13, 2006. He died on the way to the hospital after being held captive for more than three weeks. The horrific death revived worries in France about lingering anti-Semitism and led to deep anxiety in France's Jewish community, the largest in western Europe.
As the verdict was announced, Fofana, who headed the self-styled "gang of barbarians," mimicked applause. Fofana's sentence means he will have no possibility of parole for 22 years.
Now let us not forget how remorseless the murderer was:
The leader of the "barbarians", Youssouf Fofana, smirked at Halimi's relatives and shouted "Allahu akbar!" ("God is Greatest!" in Arabic) at them as he entered the courtroom.
by Lakrosse, Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 12:07:05 AM EDT
Today, President Obama finally met with "Prime Minister" (cough cough PRESIDENT) Vladimir Putin in Russia.
Obama praised Putin -- seen by most as Russia's de facto leader -- for his "extraordinary work" as president between 2000-2008 and now in his new post as prime minister.
Putin told the US president in turn: "We associate your name with the hopes of developing our relations."
"The history of Russian-US relations... has different shades. There were years of a true flourishing but there were also some quite grey days and even (days of) confrontation."
by Lakrosse, Mon Jul 06, 2009 at 11:52:25 PM EDT
President Shimon Peres of Israel recently visited the small former Soviet but Muslim Republic of Azerbaijan, in addition to the eternally-famous-for-Borat Kazakhstan.
Was Peres, even in front of the backdrop of Palestinian plight well received? You betcha!
A lot of things unite us," he said. "Azerbaijan manifests tolerance and respect to the point where Jews, Muslims and Christians can live without hatred and fanaticism. That is why [Azerbaijan] for me is a special country which I can trust. This country has its own cultural roots. Oil can be bought, but culture needs to be created.
"Azerbaijan is a small nation. Both Azerbaijan and Israel face the same problem: how can a small nation become great? You can become great regardless of the size of your territory if you accept all the riches of modern science and technology."
by Lakrosse, Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 07:14:38 PM EDT
Hamas, who have taken over Gaza and made it into the Islamic Republic of Hamastan, recently have been discovered to have tried to kill Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Palestinian Authority.
Hamas activists arrested by the Palestinian Authority have admitted to tracking the movements of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and to gathering intelligence on his security, PA sources told Haaretz.
Their motive clearly was to assassinate Abbas, the sources said.
"Hamas' intention was to scuttle the reconciliation talks [between Hamas and Fatah] in Cairo and to create chaos in the West Bank, in contrast to the sense of security that has characterized the territory for the past two years," Fatah spokesman Fahmi Zarir told Haaretz.
Palestinian Authority Secretary Taib Abd-Arahim had said Monday amid the Cairo talks that Palestinian security forces had arrested 10 Hamas members planning to attack PA institutions. The detainees admitted they were planning to assassinate several senior Palestinian Authority officials on July 1, in order to halt the conciliation talks, he said
by Lakrosse, Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 10:36:42 AM EDT
Mr. President, you are the elected "leader of the free world." But why are you not leading? Why is Europe, the continent we freed of fascism and communism, owning you on this?:
by Lakrosse, Tue Jun 30, 2009 at 03:27:58 PM EDT
Recently, Cynthia McKinney, and a bunch of activists boarded a boat with humanitarian supplies, and set sail for Gaza, which they should have known better was an area with waters frequently used by Iran to ship Hamas weapons with which to wage violent jihad, which is why boats except Israeli military are not allowed. Israel, knowing the importance of upholding the law yet delivering the aid, commandeered the boat to an Israeli port, where
by Lakrosse, Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 08:56:57 AM EDT
So far, Barack Obama has made a spectacle out of "getting tough" on an ally, Israel, in his noble bid for Middle East peace. Nonetheless, he has seriously strained our relations with Israel, by talking at Netanyahu earlier, instead of to him. Tho to his credit, Bibi, after months of pressure, did agree to offer the Palestinians a state of their own in what is currently Judea and Samaria.