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June 1, 2001
Suicide bombing at the Dolphin disco
21 teens were killed and 120 were wounded when a suicide bomber
blew himself up outside a disco near Tel Aviv's Dolphinarium. The
terrorist mingled with a large group of teenagers, who were standing in
line. While waiting, he detonated the explosives strapped to his body.
Palestinian terror groups are trying daily to kill Israeli civilians.
Every day, Israelis must wonder whether they will face
Hidden bombs in:
Cans of soda
August 9, 2001
Bomb explodes in the center of Jerusalem, at a
pizza restaurant, at lunchtime.
15 people were killed, including 7 children, and about 130
were injured in a suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria.
5 victims were from the same family
(parents and their three children)
They went together to this family
They will never come back
The suicide bomber was killed in the blast.
His controller was on the list of wanted terrorists
submitted by Israel to the Palestinian Authority
less then a week before.
Both Hamas and the Islamic Jihad claimed
responsibility for the attack.
Palestinians danced and handed out sweets in West Bank
cities to celebrate the suicide bomber's success
Is there a chance for PEACE
in the Middle East
To answer this,
We must ask whether the following statements are true or false:
1. Arafat and the Palestinians want to live
in peace, side by side with Israel.
2. Israel will not end the occupation and
give up land for peace.
3. The Arabs are the David in this conflict.
Israel is Goliath, using excessive force
against stone-throwing Palestinians.
True or False?
Arafat and the Palestinians want to live in
peace, side by side with Israel.
Two States for Two Peoples (1)
November 29, 1947: United Nations General
Assembly Resolution 181 calls for the partition of
the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish
state and an Arab state.
The resolution is accepted by the Jews in Palestine,
yet rejected by the Arabs in Palestine and the Arab
states. Arab violence in the Holy Land breaks out
May 14, 1948: Israel is founded as a democratic
state where citizens enjoy freedom without
discrimination based on religion, race, or gender.
Israel calls for peaceful coexistence with its Arab
May 15, 1948: The armies of five neighboring
Arab states invade the new State of Israel, which
had declared its independence the previous day.
The invasion, heralded by an Egyptian air attack on
Tel Aviv, is vigorously resisted. From the north,
east and south, the armies of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq,
Transjordan, and Egypt invade the new state.
Israel doesn’t lose the war. The
Palestinian problem is born.
A Palestinian State?
Before the Six Day War, the Gaza Strip was
under Egyptian rule, and Judea & Samaria
(the West Bank) were under Jordanian Rule.
The Palestinians never had an autonomy in
these areas (or in any other area, for that
matter). They didn’t start an uprising against
Egypt or Jordan.
Remember, the PLO (Palestine
Liberation Organization) was
founded in 1964 -- three years
before the Six Day War. Its
goal was the destruction of the
State of Israel.
The Six Day War
Israel didn’t want this war and
was forced into it. It also didn’t
want to occupy land, and to
control another people.
But Israel won the war, against
overwhelming odds. Only
afterwards, the Palestinians
started the violent effort to gain
independence in Gaza and the
Two States for Two Peoples (2)
July 25, 2000 - Camp David
At Camp David, President Clinton offered a proposal
for the end of the Arab-Israeli conflict. According to
his proposal, Israel will give about 96% of the
occupied territories, plus about 3% from within
Israel. The Palestinians will have an independent
state, with east Jerusalem as their capital. Prime
Minister Barak accepted the offer. Arafat and his
The Palestinians made no counter offer, didn’t even ask for clarifications, but simply
started fighting, bringing bloodshed and collective punishments for both Arabs and Jews.
Once again, the Palestinians were offered an independent
state alongside Israel. Once again, they refused.
World leaders, and those present at Camp David -- including President
Clinton, Dennis Ross, and James Rubin -- blamed Arafat for the failure of the
Camp David summit.
Clinton to Arafat: “It's all your fault”
Newsweek, June 27, 2001
Arafat's Real Map
While talking about the imaginary
Israeli map at a press conference in
Geneva, Arafat wore another map
sewn on his sleeve - the map that is
part of the PLO official emblem.
Arafat always wears this map on his
uniform. It is also the symbol which
appears on PLO stationary,
including the official copies of
Arafat's speech distributed in
Geneva. In fact, it is the map which
appears on the official emblem of
all PLO factions.
That map shows the borders of the
intended "State of Palestine ",
revealing the PLO's intentions to
replace the entire State of Israel,
including Tel Aviv, Haifa, and
Jerusalem, and not only the
administered areas of Judea,
Samaria and Gaza.
The PLO Method - The Big Lie
It is an illustration of a propaganda method practiced
repeatedly by Arafat - the bigger the lie and the
more often it is repeated, the more people will be
misled. Against the Big Lie there is only one defense
- the Truth.
Some Relevant Quotes.....
“According to the Phased Plan, we will
establish a Palestinian state on any part
of Palestine that the enemy will retreat
from. The Palestinian state will be a
stage in our prolonged struggle for the
liberation of Palestine on all of its
Abu Iyad, Araf at' s second-in-command , 1988
“After the Palestinian state wins
recognition from most of the nations of
the world, as expected, the Israeli
presence on Palestinian lands will
become illegal and we will fight this
with weapons. The battle against the
Israeli forces is a right reserved to us.”
Farouk Radoumi, head of the PLO's diplomatic desk, in PA
newspaper, AL HAYAT AL-JADEEDA, October 15, l998
“This is Palestine from the (Jordan) river to the Mediterranean sea, from
Rosh Hanikra to Rafah (in Gaza) . The gap between Palestinian
expectations and the Israeli conspiracy will inevitably lead to a collision.”
"Our Position" issued by Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction of the PLO in PA newspaper AL HAYAT
AL-JADEEDA, Dec. 19, 1998
“...Both east and west Jerusalem are waqf . . . not only Jerusalem but
rather all of Palestine is Islamic waqf...from a religious standpoint, it is not
accepted that waqf be owned by non-Muslims .”
Sheik Ekrima Sabri, Arafat’s appointed Mufti of Jerusalem, interview by IMRA, June 10, 1998.
“The Land of Muslim Palestine is a single unit which cannot be divided .
There is no difference between Haifa and Shechem (Nablus) , between Lod
and Ramallah, and between Jerusalem and Nazareth . . . the land of
Palestine is sacred waqf land for the benefit of all Muslims, east and west.
No one has the right to divide it or give up any of it. The liberation of
Palestine is obligatory for all the Islamic nations and not only for the
Prayer sermon broadcast live on the PA radio station, April 30, 1999
“The Oslo Accords Were a
Trojan Horse; The Strategic Goal
is the Liberation of Palestine
from the [Jordan] River to the
Faysal Al-Husseini, Palestinian Authority Minister for
Jerusalem Affairs, in his Last Interview, 'Al-Arabi' daily
newspaper (Egypt), June 24, 2001
From his earliest days, Arafat has indulged in exaggeration and the
weaving of myths about his life, insisting, for example, that he was born
in Jerusalem even though his birth, in 1929, is clearly recorded in Egypt.
BBC News, 29 November, 2000.
"I am ready to kill for the sake of my cause; wouldn't I lie for it?”
Arafat - What’s in a man’s mind?
In September 1993, former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak
Rabin and Arafat signed the Oslo accord, which heralded
mutual recognition and the decision of the two sides to
abandon the armed struggle and settle their differences by
peaceful means. Some seven years later, at the Camp David
summit, it became apparent that the diplomatic effort had not
borne fruit. Instead of trying anew to exhaust the political
channel, Arafat turned to terrorism. Since then, there have
been repeated efforts to put an end to the cycle of violence,
Unfortunately, it seem like Arafat didn’t make the change,
from a terrorist to a head of state. It can be said, that Arafat
didn’t take off his uniform, and not only metaphorically.
He didn’t take off his uniform when he
signed the peace agreement with Israel.
He didn’t even take off his uniform when
he received a Nobel prize for peace.
Both Arafat’s formal and casual wear are a military uniform
Arafat: kill as many settlers as you can
”Kill a settler every day.”
”Shoot at settlers everywhere.”
"Woe to you if you let them reach their homes
safely or travel safely on the roads.”
"I want you to kill as many settlers as possible.”
"Do not pay attention to what I say to the media,
the television or public appearances. Pay attention
only to the written instructions that you receive
Yasser Arafat addressing his people at a public event, July 2001
Palestinian Official Television
Broadcasts call for Killing Jews
"We will not give up a single grain of soil of Palestine,
from Haifa, and Jaffa, and Acre, and Mulabbas [Petah
Tikva] and Salamah, and Majdal [Ashkelon], and all the
land, and Gaza, and the West Bank"
"Allah, deal with the Jews, your enemies and the
enemies of Islam. Deal with the crusaders, and America,
and Europe behind them, O Lord of the worlds."
"Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight
them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are,
kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them - and those who stand by
them - they are all in one trench, against the Arabs and the Muslims - because
they established Israel here, in the beating heart of the Arab world, in Palestine.
They created it to be the outpost of their civilization - and the vanguard of their
army, and to be the sword of the West and the crusaders, hanging over the necks
of the monotheists, the Muslims in these lands. They wanted the Jews to be their
-- Dr. Ahmad Abu Halabiya, a member of the Palestinian Authority's Fatwa Council, October 13, 2000
The Palestinian official
television is supported by the
U.S.A. and the E.U.
Consider the case of Ikrama Sabri. In July 1997, Sabri called openly for violence against Israeli Jews “colonialist settlers who are sons of monkeys and pigs.” He beseeched Allah to “take revenge” on
them (and, for good measure, to “destroy
America, for she is ruled by Zionist Jews”).
Last summer, the mufti whipped up a frenzy over the prospect of Jews praying on the Temple Mount.
Any ''Jewish prayer,'' he threatened, would mean “massacres the magnitude of which only Allah
knows ... massacres and rivers of blood.” The reaction of the Palestinian Authority? It published
Sabri's words in Al Hayat Al Jadidah, the official Palestinian newspaper.
The mufti's blind hatred of Jews is echoed over and over, in every Palestinian venue and medium.
Turn on the TV - a sheik offers “blessings to whoever saved a
bullet to put in a Jew's head.” Open the mail - a letter from Arafat
praises the Tel Aviv disco terrorist as a “model of manhood and
sacrifice.” Send a child to one of the Palestinian Authority's
summer camps and he learns that murdering Jews will assure him
a place in heaven. Click on the web site of Arafat's PLO faction
(www.fateh.net) and read how the killing must continue until “the
Zionist state is demolished.”
-- The Boston Globe, August 23, 2001
September 11, 2001
Attack on America
In a horrific suicide attack against the United States, terrorists crash
commercial passenger jets into the World Trade Center and the
Pentagon, killing thousands of innocent people.
The world is in shock
But amid the shock, rises the human instinct to do something. In Israel, within hours of
the attack, citizens spontaneously line up to donate blood, light candles, grieve the
dead, and fly the American flag. A national day of mourning is declared as all Israeli
flags are lowered to half mast, in respect and sympathy for the American tragedy. The
Israeli government is among the first to offer a search and rescue team to help with the
rescue efforts. Streets in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem are renamed “Pentagon Rd.” and
“New York St.”.
But some people did not grieve
While in London, Ottawa, Tel-Aviv and Moscow tens of
thousands mourn, gave blood and participated in support rallies,
in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Lebanon thousands of
Palestinians danced and celebrated, chanting “God is Great”,
firing in the air and handing out sweets.
“…the thousands and thousands of ordinary
Americans ripped yesterday from their
families and friends, from their hard work
and their good works, from their joys and
their melancholy -- these Americans, whose
final agonies were celebrated in the streets
of Palestine and elsewhere in the Arab
world, a world of captive minds, unworkable
economies, and failed societies -- weren't on
the front lines. They need no equivalents and
have none. They enter our history books as
the involuntary but decisive instruments of a
great and chastening lesson: that there is true
evil in the world and that this evil cannot be
placated. It must be fought and, sadly, it
must be fought continuously and fiercely.”
The New Republic, September 13, 2001
Every decent, honest person should ask
Why are these people celebrating the death of so many innocent
people? How can they be so happy just because American citizens die?
Where does this hatred come from
This hatred was raised and nurtured for many years by
poisonous incitement in the Palestinian education and media.
Arafat’s incitement against America should not come as a
surprise. It is nothing new. During the Gulf War, in 1991,
Yasser Arafat was Saddam Hussein's biggest supporter.. In
the West Bank and Gaza thousands of Palestinians marched
in anti-U.S. rallies and called on Hussein to destroy the U.S.
Arafat’s legitimacy was hurt due to his support of Saddam
Hussein. He learned his lesson… After September 11th,,
when he saw his people dancing in the streets and knew how
terrible it would look in the press of the free world, he stated
that he was “shocked” by what happened in the U.S. The
Palestinian Authority threatened AP and Reuters journalists
and warned them not to broadcast these images, saying they
could not be held responsible for the journalists’ life and
safety if they were to do so. . .
With his cynical manipulations of the world media, Arafat reached
He donated blood for the American
Well, he didn’t REALLY donate
his blood, but the world media got
a great show.
The truth is that his blood was spilled right after it was drawn. Since
Arafat takes a lot of medications, if his blood had been sent to the
U.S., it would have been considered a biological attack…
But as a media gimmick, it was a big success for Arafat.
Americans are asking “Why do they hate us?”
They hate what they see right here in this chamber: a democratically elected
government. Their leaders are self-appointed. They hate our freedoms: our freedom
of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree
with each other.
They want to overthrow existing governments in many Muslim countries such as Egypt,
Saudi Arabia and Jordan. They want to drive Israel out of the Middle East .
They want to drive Christians and Jews out of vast regions of Asia and Africa.
- George W. Bush, September 20, 2001
PA Summer Camps…
The appearance of Palestinian
children in these riots is not
accidental. The Palestinian Authority
has intentionally mobilized
Palestinian children to man the front
line in its struggle against Israel,
frequently using them as shields to
protect Palestinian gunmen. This
mobilization of Palestinian youth
has, moreover, been facilitated by
the long-term impact of Palestinian
Authority (PA) curricula,
government-controlled media, and
summer camp programs, which
indoctrinated the youth for armed
confrontation with Israel even prior
to the current crisis.
Palestinian children step on American and Israeli
flags during military training camps.
The Palestinian Authority’s schoolbooks
Peace with Israel is not presented as a goal or discussed as an
opinion in the texts. The peace process is not even referred to in the
schoolbooks. The Oslo accords are mentioned once, but they are not
defined as a peace process, rather, as a point in time connected to
the PLO’s return to “Palestine.”
The books do not define the problem in terms of the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, the territories administered by Israel since 1967 and
perceived by the international community to be the essence of the
Palestinian problem. The PA is teaching their children that the
Palestinian problem is not Israel’s control over the West Bank and
Gaza, but Israel’s existence.
“I will take my soul in my hand and toss it into the abyss of death.
And then, either life that will gladden friends or death that will
anger the enemy.
The honorable soul has two objectives: achieving death and honor.”
-- “Song of Martyr”, Arabic language for Fifth Grade, p. 60.
The conclusion I drew is that in fact
he [Arafat] really can't do a
permanent deal. He could never do
better than what Clinton put on the
table [the bridging proposals
presented at the end of December],
and he couldn't accept that.
Dennis Ross, June 22, 2001
True or False?
Israel will not end the occupation and give up
land for peace.
Is Israel willing to give land for
Israel’s peace with Egypt
Israel’s peace with Jordan
Israel is willing to
give a lot for a real
Just look at the land that Israel
willingly gave up for peace with
Egypt, including settlements and
many resources (Sinai - marked in
Israel made many sacrifices for
peace with both Egypt and Jordan.
If Arafat will be a Palestinian
Sadat or King Hussein, he’ll find a
willingness for deep concessions
Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East with civil rights
for all its citizens, Jews and Arabs.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East with a free press.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East where women
have equal rights.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East where being a
homosexual is not considered a crime, and gays have equal
Israel wants nothing more than PEACE, and is willing
to give a lot for a real, lasting PEACE.
Israel is the only country in the world which protects itself against suicide bombers
seeking its very destruction. The Basques in Spain or the IRA in Ireland don’t use
suicide bombers, nor do they declare that they seek to destroy Spain or England.
Israel is not a colonialist country. It didn’t go to look for new land, far
away in Africa or the Far East, like European countries did, to conquer. Israel is
protecting itself, the only Jewish state. Israel is not fighting for distant strategic
interests, like the U.S. in Iraq, or for territory, like the Russians in Chechnya.
Israel is fighting to secure the life of its citizens and its existence against an
enemy bent on its destruction.
These are the people
who want the
destruction of Israel.
They are dangerous,
not only to Israel, but to
the entire free world.
If the Israelis were able to trust Palestinian
intentions, they would be willing to evacuate the
territories and focus on developing their country
within agreed boundaries, on the basis of the
Green Line. This is not happening, to a large
extent, because of the Palestinian behavior. Arafat
and his people are threatening Israel's very
existence (their demand for exercising the right of
return) and with their actions, they are illustrating
the inherent aggression of their approach and the
inability to rely on their promises.
Under these circumstances, the Israeli public's
stormy mood at the sight of the spilled blood in
Jerusalem should come as no surprise to anyone.
True or False?
The Arabs are the David in this conflict. Israel
is Goliath, using excessive force against stonethrowing Palestinians.
Talk about David and Goliath…
1:22 Arab countries
1:50 population wise
1:800 territory wise
And we didn’t even mention the oil
On May 7, 2001, Israeli patrols discovered a
vessel loaded with weaponry bound for a
PA-controlled port. Furthermore, it was
discovered that this was at least the third
time that particular vessel had made a
weapons drop in the area.
The weapons ranged in destructive power
from Hungarian Kalashnikov assault rifles
and ammunition to SA-7 Strella missiles
and 107 mm Katyusha rockets with fuses,
anti-tank mines, and RPG charges. Other
weapons found on the Lebanese ship are
powerful enough to strike at Tel Aviv.
Under the Oslo accords,
the PA is forbidden to
have mortars or rockets.
“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We
cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children.”
“We will have peace with the Arabs when they love
their children more than they hate us.”
The Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace, (CMIP)
A non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established in 1998 under the Not-For-Profit Corporation
Law of the State of New York. Its purpose is to encourage the development and fostering of peaceful
relations between peoples and nations, by establishing a climate of tolerance and mutual respect founded on
the rejection of violence as a means to resolving conflicts.
The Middle East Media and Research Institute (MEMRI)
An independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization. MEMRI was established in February 1998 to study
and analyze intellectual developments and politics in the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict, with a
particular emphasis on its Israeli-Palestinian dimension. In its research, MEMRI is dedicated to the
proposition that the values of liberal democracy, civil society, and the free market are relevant to the Middle
East and to United States foreign policy towards the region. Based in Washington.
Project One Soul
Project One Soul has been in existence since November 3/2000 as a non-affiliated, independent and new
organization, and has become a vast global network of individuals seeking peace amongst nations.
Christian Action for Israel
Our Goals; Counter the increasing proliferation of destructive anti-semitism and anti-Israel misinformation,
expose the prevailing Anti-Israel bias in mainstream media. […]
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