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June 4, 2010 by Leauki
I have the solution: Let the UN take over the Gaza blockade. But with a twist. Israel and Egypt can then close or open their borders with Gaza and Israel won't have to deliver 15000 tons of goods per week any more. But here's the twist. Since the UN totally failed (and some say didn't even try) to stop weapons deliveries to Hizbullah in southern Lebanon, this time the UN will have an incentive to do its job. For every rocket or other missile that hits Israeli soil, the U...
May 31, 2010 by Leauki
Turns out ten people died this morning in the Middle-East. No big deal, right? Deaths happen in the Middle-East all the time, right? Just think of the Darfurians, who are being slaughtered by the tens of thousands or the remaining Jews in Yemen whose houses were regularly firebombed until they escaped last year. So what's different this time? Why would I even mention ten deaths? Well, turns out today people died. Not blacks, not Jews, but people. I expect this tragedy to be well-cove...
May 20, 2010 by Leauki
Qatar proposed to carry out work in Gaza and re-opening of diplomatic relations with Israel in exchange for Israel recognising Qatar's importance as a peace broker in the middle-east: Israel rejected a Qatari proposal by the Persian Gulf emirate to carry out rehabilitation work in the Gaza Strip in exchange for renewing diplomatic relations with Israel after Egypt made it clear that it would find such a deal "difficult to digest". According to Egyptian sources, Israel provided Egyptian Pre...
May 17, 2010 by Leauki
The Palestinian diaspora in Australia is facing an unexpected catastrophe. Normally, May 15, Israel's Independence Day, is the most important day of their year for celebrating their victimhood: the catastrophe, as they see it, of the founding of Israel. But, this year, visiting fresh from the streets of Gaza, Ramallah and Jerusalem is Khaled Abu Toameh, an Israeli Arab Muslim journalist, who declares: "I'd rather be a second-class citizen in Israel than a first-class citizen in any Arab count...
May 11, 2010 by Leauki
President Shimon Peres took a jab Monday at European states that recently criticized Israel, saying that unlike their conduct in World War II, Israel has never asked that American soldiers fight on its behalf.   The president stressed that no other country shares a similar history with Israel, which has been forced to go to war seven times in its 62-year history. "Some people in the West criticize Israel. Yet when many of them fought, they asked for America's help," he said.   P...
May 8, 2010 by Leauki
1. Nationhood and Jerusalem - Did you know that Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E., two thousand years before the rise of Islam. 2. Did you know that Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel. 3. Did you know that since the Jewish conquest in 1272 B.C.E. the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,...
May 3, 2010 by Leauki
My friend Mohamed Yahya )he is the former roommate of a friend of mine) is a refugee from Darfur and Executive Director of Damanga. He wrote this article: As the victims and survivors of Darfur genocide, we are not surprised by the results of the Sudanese rigged, flawed elections that have been announced earlier this week, to declare a victory for Omar Al-Bashir, as a re-elected president to Sudan. But we are extremely shocked, and terribly dismayed for the support of some Internation...
April 27, 2010 by Leauki
A Quinnipiac University survey released recently indicated that Obama made a mistake on the Israel issue, and not only among Jews. Overall, the US public supports the president’s foreign policy, mostly in Afghanistan (56%) and in handling terror (61%), yet Americans are dissatisfied with Obama on one issue – his attitude to the Israeli-Palestinian problem. This trend is especially noticeable among Jews. While they support Obama on any other issue, when it comes to Israel 67% of t...
April 20, 2010 by Leauki
This is why Israel is the Holy Land: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZprVPKi-W6s  
April 15, 2010 by Leauki
There will be some celebrations on the streets among "peace activists" when this happens: Israelis may show a lot less restraint if skyscrapers in Tel Aviv are exploding. Iran might even fire off some of its own if the leadership thinks Israel lacks the resources or strength to fight on too many fronts. The United States could be drawn in kicking and screaming, but resistance-bloc leaders have every reason to believe it won’t happen, that the U.S. is more likely to zip flex cuffs on Jer...
April 15, 2010 by Leauki
Meet the new mascot of my blog, Mr Shmulik Karhon. Mr Karhon (aka Mr Samuel Iceberg) is a desert penguin.He is Jewish, obviously. I imagine his family is from northern Iraq. He is a traditionalist but not really religious. He is a conservative, like most penguins, yet fairly progressive, like most Jews.And he is not afraid of being thrown into the sea. Artwork by Daniel Haw
April 12, 2010 by Leauki
Israel National News: According to recent media reports, Israeli military and intelligence agents are currently operating in Iraqi Kurdistan. Their primary role, according to reports, is to train elite Kurdish commandos in guerrilla warfare and anti-terror tactics. The Kurds - whose country is currently occupied by Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria - are reportedly again, after many years, accepting Israeli assistance in their struggle for independence. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Ne...
April 8, 2010 by Leauki
This article is in itself interesting. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8585775.stm But I thought it would be fun to add a few bits of information I have learned from other news about Gaza.    By Jon Donnison and relevant well-known facts added by Leauki BBC News, Gaza In a busy internet cafe in the centre of  the Gaza concentration camp, lots of people, mostly young, are typing and clicking away in a territory that is so poor that it deserves everyone's comp...
April 7, 2010 by Leauki
Care to see a prime example of lefty minds exploding from confusion? I like this comment most: I dunno what this Administration is thinking about the Middle East. Clinton seems to be running around, making no new friends, and building no personal gravitas in the region. Wherever she goes, a few days later, Mike Mullen or some other high ranking U.S. military leader is sucked in, to confirm that she's been there, and that she wasn't just an errant American tourist. But as an American Sec...
April 6, 2010 by Leauki
Read it and weep. http://www.michaeltotten.com/2010/04/our-man-inside-irans-revolutionary-guards.php Thank you, liberals! Thank you, Carter.