April 19, 2002
Poor, helpless U.S. Poor, helpless Colin Powell. Poor, helpless George W. Bush. More than a week ago, Bush tells Ariel Sharon to stop the invasion (but doesn't spell out why, at least to the public--about the mass suffering of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians). Now, more than a week later, Sharon says he'll get out of Nablus and Jenin in about a week (but forget Bethlehem and Ramallah). I've been around and informed for the last 30 years that we've been financing Israel's tanks, F-16s, helicopter gunships, etc., with $3 billion a year and, frankly, I'm sick of hearing my "leaders" claim that we have no power to stop this human catastrophe.
July 26, 1985 |
The mutilated bodies of two missing teachers were found in a cave in central Israel today, and residents of the victims' hometown went on an anti-Arab rampage. Yosef Eliahu, 35, and Lea Almakais, 19, missing since last Sunday when they left their school in Afula, central Israel, had been dead several days, police said. They said they believed that the two had been killed by Palestinian guerrillas. In Afula, hundreds of people rioted opposite the local police station.
April 28, 2002 |
The United Nations commission formed to investigate the nonexistent Israeli "massacre" in the West Bank town of Jenin could have been a means for some desperately needed truth-telling about the Middle East conflict. Instead, given its mandate to focus on Israel's self-defense rather than on the Palestinian terrorism that provoked it, the commission will only confirm that there is no justice to be had in the U.N. for the Jewish state.
January 15, 1991 |
Palestinians rioted in the occupied lands today to protest the slayings of the PLO's deputy leader and two other officials in Tunisia. Arab reports said army gunfire killed two demonstrators and wounded at least 60. The army confirmed 13 people were wounded and said it was checking other reports. The worst clashes occurred in the Gaza Strip, once home to Salah Khalaf, the most prominent of the three PLO officials slain Monday night in a Tunis suburb.
June 16, 2002 |
First, the good news: Abu Ali's nine children are alive and well--as well as children can be among the ruins of the Jenin refugee camp. Please deliver this news to all of your friends who may have read, a few weeks ago, Abu Ali's mournful declaration: "All my nine children are buried beneath the ruins." Abu Ali's photograph was spread across a double page in a distinguished and influential European magazine under the title: "The survivors tell their story." Israeli tanks and bulldozers had entered the camp, Abu Ali recalled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2002 |
Israeli officials confirmed Tuesday that an American Muslim physician from Anaheim has been arrested in Tel Aviv on suspicion of involvement with terrorist activities. David Douek of the Israel Consulate in Los Angeles could provide no details on the arrest Sunday of Riad Abdelkarim, an Anaheim physician who associates said had traveled to the Palestinian territories for medical relief work.