Â Elder of Ziyon:
The story was widely reported and brought the following letter to the editor of The Financial Times, from an EU official:
Sir, While I appreciate the welcome coverage given to the vital work being done by the EU in Palestine, your report “Brussels criticised for paying Gaza civil servants who no longer work” (December 11) is misleading. Indeed, it would have been useful to remind your readers that the existence of the Palestinian Authority, and its ability to provide basic services to its citizens, is a precondition for a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This has been the cornerstone of EU policy on the conflict, fully supported by all member states. In this context,the European Commission and the member states have considered it vital that the Palestinian Authority is able to support its workers in the West Bank and in Gaza as a key element of a future Palestinian state.
They seem to believe the jiziya buys them ‘protection’ from Islamic terror attacks:
Gaza “civil servants”
In other news from the Elder:
“All your Masada belongs to us”
The Guardian (as always) has a problem with Jews living in their ancestral land.Â Ma’an Arabic, showing its lack of basic journalistic standards yet again, takes this doubt about one detail of Masada and extends it to pretend that Jews were never in the area to begin with!
Pali Red Line:
Despite the image of untrustworthiness, Palestinians give great importance to the language used in the documents they are asked to sign.Â Yasser Arafat, generally viewed by most Israelis as an accomplished liar, refused to sign an agreement in 2000 that included a clause about an end to all demands.Â For him the conflict could end only by the eventual demise of Israel.Â Similarly, Abbas cannot bring himself to put his signature to a document which says that the Jews have returned to their homeland.Â We know that the perception of Jews being foreign invaders of Palestine is a fundamental widespread Palestinian attitude, which is instilled in the younger generations in the PA-run schools.
Why is there no retaliation?
- Israel holds Lebanon responsible for soldier’s shooting death
- Soldier’s killer surrenders to Lebanese authorities
Master Sergeant Shlomi and the wife He left behind.. Cohen Â was killed by Â a Lebanese sniper. Their child also left behind is less than a year old.
International law is “a construct in the mind of a bunch of left wing academics,”
…. he said, in a lecture at the Institute of National Strategic Studies in Tel Aviv last week “There is no basis for international law in any reality. It’s not based on legislation. Much of it is not based on treaty. It is the ultimate exercise in elitist nondemocracy.”
Iran does not believe that its nuclear weapons program is in danger of being attacked, he estimated. It wrongly believes, he said, that Israel will not attack it unless the US gives it a green light.