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by The New World Order Resistance Tuesday, May. 30, 2006 at 5:05 PM




Israel Lobby Watch


Jeff Halper, The Electronic Intifada, 27 May 2006

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s address to both

houses of Congress was perhaps the most skilled use of

Newspeak since George Orwell invented the term in his

novel 1984. Just as Orwell’s totalitarian propagandists

proclaimed WAR IS PEACE and Israeli government signs

placed at the Wall (sorry, fence) at the entrance to

Bethlehem greet Palestinians with the blessing PEACE BE

UNTO YOU, so Olmert declared in Washington: UNILATERAL


Israel Lobby Watch


Eugene Bird, CNI, 28 May 2006

The Palestinian ambassador Afif Safieh, since his

arrival in Washington several months ago, has often

used the line "We Palestinians have been unreasonably

reasonable" in the approach to retrieving their land

for achieving peace. Was Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in

his appearance before a joint session of Congress

unreasonably reasonable in suggesting that negotiations

could go forward because he was willing to give up some

of his dream of having all of the Holy Land? Well,

maybe. Yesterday's speech by Olmert was the sixth time

that an Israeli head of government has been given the

honor of appearing before a joint session of Congress

in the last thirty years.



Zachary Wales, The Electronic Intifada, 26 May 2006

On Wednesday afternoon, 23-year-old Sama was stepping

out of a taxi in Ramallah's bustling Manara Circle,

when machine gun fire erupted. An undercover Israeli

Defense Force (IDF) kidnapping mission, aimed at a

senior Islamic Jihad figure, had run amok. Sama took

cover in a side-street as the events unfolded. It

started with youths hurling stones at the IDF agents --

they were disguised as locals -- and setting their car

ablaze. Within minutes, about 11 armored IDF jeeps

arrived, surrounding the Lo'Lo'A building on Manara,

where the agents supposedly were. Two IDF helicopters

came on the scene to provide further backup as the IDF

made its violent withdrawal.

Israel Lobby Watch


Christopher Brown, The Electronic Intifada, 25 May 2006

Well I think to begin with I don't think that anyone

believes that American coverage of the Israel/Palestine

conflict is evenhanded. I don't even think that

journalists and editors who are responsible for that

coverage believe it. The coverage in the American media

of the Israel/Palestine conflict is, frankly, useless.

I don't read it at all, I'll be perfectly honest, and I

stopped reading it. I don't read the editorials, I

don't read the op-eds, and I don't read the news

columns. You learn absolutely nothing from it.



Sam Bahour, Live from Palestine , 24 May 2006

Thaer was awaiting his family to visit from Beit Lekya,

his village that is besieged by Israel’s Separation

Wall. He was not sure who exactly would be his visitors

this time or what kind of news they would bring. He was

busy in his cell thinking of how to receive his family.

He never thought in his worst nightmares that, instead

of the joy of receiving his family, he would receive

the news of his daughter’s fatal injury which led to

her death. At home, Thaer’s daughter Rafida was rushing

to her fate. She woke early in the morning and then

woke her mother, wanting to get an early start on the

long trip to her father.


ABOUT US: The Electronic Intifada (EI) is a

not-for-profit, independent publication committed to

comprehensive public education on the question of

Palestine, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the

economic, political, legal, and human dimensions of

Israel's 38-year occupation of Palestinian territories.

EI, found at provides a

needed supplement to mainstream commercial media

representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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