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Mar 23, 2010

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From The Times - UK
March 24, 2010

Israel threatens to block peace talks for year as links with US hit new low

Giles Whittell, Washington
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Binyamin Netanyahu told the pro-Israel lobby dinner: "Jerusalem is not a settlement, it's our capital"

Israel's relations with the US reached a crisis point yesterday as Binyamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister, threatened a year-long delay in the resumption of Middle East peace talks hours before a tense meeting with President Obama at the White House.

Mr Netanyahu, who laid claim to parts of east Jerusalem in a defiant speech in Washington on Monday night, warned that if Palestinian leaders maintained their demand for a full freeze on new Israeli settlements "it could put the peace negotiations on hold for another year".

For the second time in less than six months Mr Obama and the Israeli Prime Minister met out of sight of the press — a clear signal, officials admitted, that one of America's most important bilateral relationships has reached a state of critical disrepair.

Analysts speculated that Mr Netanyahu might be ready to offer private concessions such as a promise to slow the planning process for the construction project, whose announcement last week wrecked a visit to Israel by Vice-President Joe Biden. Yet there was little sign of conciliation as the Israeli delegation toured Congress drumming up support for a position on settlements that is diametrically opposed to that of the US Administration.

Efforts to repair the relationship were not helped by reports last night in the Israeli media that approval was being given to build 20 apartments for Jewish settlers at the site of a former Palestinian hotel in east Jerusalem.

In a speech to America's most powerful pro-Israel lobby on Monday night, Mr Netanyahu ridiculed opposition to Israeli construction in east Jerusalem even though it has been a central plank of the Obama Administration's Middle East policy since last year. "Jerusalem is not a settlement, it's our capital," he told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) gala dinner. "Almost half the Jewish population of Jerusalem lives just beyond the 1949 armistice line, five minutes from the Knesset."

Referring to districts considered part of east Jerusalem, which Palestinians claim for their capital, Mr Netanyahu said "everyone knows that these neighbourhoods will be part of Israel in any settlement, therefore building in them in no way precludes a two-state solution".

Hillary Clinton had warned the same audience that new construction undermined mutual trust between Israelis and Palestinians and "exposes daylight between Israel and the US that others in the region hope to exploit". When the Secretary of State met Mr Netanyahu afterwards, the venue was switched at the last minute to his hotel suite, where the press could be excluded. Mr Netanyahu later had a "productive, candid discussion" over dinner with Mr Biden — diplomatic language for a conversation that may have brought their relationship back from the nadir it reached in Jerusalem but has still left the US and Israel farther apart than in decades.

The spectacle of drift in the peace process and longstanding allies unable to be seen together was seized on by Republicans. "The President should be taking every opportunity to stand up publicly and reaffirm that we stand with our ally Israel," said Eric Cantor, the only Jewish Republican member of the House of Representatives.

Martin Indyk, a former US Ambassador to Israel, held out hope that Israel and the White House would find common ground on Iran and calm frayed tempers over east Jerusalem. "You have to read between the lines. When \ beats his chest he's talking about the Jewish suburbs of east Jerusalem, not the Arab ones," Mr Indyk said.

The path to last night's meeting was not smoothed by Mr Netanyahu's brother-in-law, Hagai Ben-Artzi, who called Mr Obama an anti-Semite on Israeli radio last week; nor by reports that the Prime Minister himself has referred to David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel, both senior White House staff, as "self-hating Jews". He has denied the reports.

The Aipac annual dinner traditionally gives pro-Israel hawks their most sympathetic US audience. but it does not speak for the whole Jewish lobby. J Street, a liberal Jewish think-tank established last year, took out a full-page advertisement in Monday's New York Times to declare: "It's time for Israel to stop allowing extremist settlers and their sympathisers to endanger not only the friendship of the United States but also the very future of Israel."




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WHO IS THE BRITISH DOG? BY GILAD ATZMON

 



WHO IS THE BRITISH DOG? BY GILAD ATZMON

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010 AT 11:45PM GILAD ATZMON

Israeli officials and politicians sharply criticized the intention of the UK government to expel an 'unnamed' Israeli 'diplomat' in response to its passports being used in the Dubai assassination of Hamas Freedom Fighter Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

MK Aryeh Eldad (Israel National Union) doesn't show much respect to the Brits whom he compares to dogs:  "I think [the] British are behaving hypocritically and I don't want to offend dogs on this issue, since some dogs are utterly loyal," Eldad told Sky News.

MK Michael Ben-Ari took it one step further. "The British may be dogs, but they are not loyal to us, but rather to an anti-Semitic system.."  

Both Israeli Parliament members Eldad and Ben-Ari seem to agree that Britons are dogs, yet they are somehow annoyed by their dogs' disloyalty to the Jewish state. One may wonder why do the Israelis expect their 'British dogs' to be loyal. The answer is simple. Because British politicians have been very 'loyal' and for more than a while.

For years, the Labour government was maintained financially by Zionist fundraisers led by Lord Levy. In return the Labour Government launched an illegal Israeli war (Iraq). It supported Israeli barbarism all the way through, includingTony Blair's shameful support of Israeli crimes in Lebanon (2006). Tony Blair is "A true friend of the State of Israel," affirmed the then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

But it may also be possible that Ben-Ari and Eldad do not refer to the Britons in general. They may not even refer to the Labour party. They may just refer to a very specific person, who, for some reason, failed to comply with the strict demand for obedience.

As my readers know, for a while I've insisted that some serious measures must be taken to verify and scrutinise David Miliband's ties with Israel. Foreign Secretary Miliband is listed on an official Israeli Propaganda site as an Israeli Hasbara author. The same Miliband was until very recently investing an enormous effort intochanging British Universal Jurisdiction just to make it easy for  Israeli war criminals to make it to Oxford Street early on Boxing Day. Just a few weeks before the IDF launched its genocidal attempt against the people of Gaza, the same Miliband visited Sderot to 'show solidarity' with the Israeli people. Here is what he had to say "It's very important that countries like mine and others show their solidarity with the people of Sderot." This idiotic statement made by a senior loyal minister was obviously interpreted  by the Israelis as a green light to reduce Gaza into a pile of rubble.

David Miliband who has been very loyal to Israel may start to feel the heat. He had to drop a political trophy. In accordance with Labour spin culture he expelled an 'unnamed' Israeli diplomat.  Miliband  may have managed to fool Ben-Ari and Eldad but he wouldn't fool me. Being a progressive interventionist,  Miliband is still loyal to the darkest ideology around namely Zionism. 

Britons better grasp that Israel was using no less than 15 forged British passports. The Israelis were obviously confident  that they could get away with it. With a listed Hasbara author running the foreign office and half of the shadow ministers being members of the 'Conservative Friends of Israel', the Mossad had a good reason to believe that Britain's  politics is in its pockets.

If Miliband wants to convince us that he is loyal to this kingdom and its citizens,  he may as well name the 'unnamed' diplomat he just decided to expel. He better  also provide us with the list of Sayanim (collaborators)  within British Home Office, those who made this forgery possible.

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Italian Team's 2nd mission in 2010 saves more lives in East Jeruaslem

 

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Italian Team's 2nd mission in 2010 saves more lives in East Jeruaslem

For the 2nd time in 2010, and for the 10th time since November 2007, a team from Messa, Italy provided life-saving surgery for sick babies from the West Bank and Gaza Strip at Makassed Hospital on the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem.  Led by Dr. Stefano Luisi, the team included surgeon Dr. Luigi Arcieri,  physioyherapist Maura Dell'Amico, anesthetist Dr. Elisabetta Perversi and perfusionist Ilsa Britta Haggner.    This is part of an ongoing program to provide training for the local staff at Makassed in an effort to build the first and only independent, free-standing congenital heart program for children in Palestine.  The team from Messa has not only been treating Palestinian children in Makassed and even taking kids for free care in their hospital there from the PCRF, but also helping to provide short-term training courses for Makassed staff in Italy.  For more information on this program, which has saved hundreds of Palestinian children's lives over the past several years, please visit us here.  





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Britain expelled Israeli diplomat over fake passports used in Dubai

 


Britain expelled Israeli diplomat over fake passports used in Dubai

Israeli diplomat expelled in fake passports row

By Sam Marsden

March 23  2010

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(Independent) Britain has expelled an Israeli diplomat over the use of fake UK passports by suspected Mossad agents in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai, it was announced today.

Foreign Secretary David Miliband said an investigation had discovered "compelling" evidence that Tel Aviv's secret service was responsible for cloning the ID documents.

He told MPs it was "intolerable" for a foreign country to behave in such a way, and the fact that Israel was a close ally added "insult to injury".

"Given that this was a very sophisticated operation, in which high-quality forgeries were made, the Government judges it is highly likely that the forgeries were made by a state intelligence service.

"Taking this together with other inquiries, and the link with Israel established by Soca (the Serious and Organised Crime Agency), we have concluded that there are compelling reasons to believe that Israel was responsible for the misuse of the British passports.

"The Government takes this matter extremely seriously. Such misuse of British passports is intolerable."

He added: "I have asked that a member of the embassy of Israel be withdrawn, and this is taking place."

Mr Miliband said the misuse of passports presented a "hazard for the safety of British nationals in the region".

"It also represents a profound disregard for the sovereignty of the United Kingdom," he said. "The fact that this was done by a country which is a friend, with significant diplomatic, cultural, business and personal ties to the UK, only adds insult to injury.

"No country or government could stand by in such a situation."

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, the founder of Hamas's military wing, was assassinated in his luxury hotel room in Dubai on January 19 by a team of killers wearing fake beards, wigs and other disguises.

Dubai officials said they were "99% certain" that Mossad agents were behind the murder but Israel has refused to confirm or deny the link.

At the time Mr Miliband branded the abuse of British passports "outrageous" and demanded that Tel Aviv co-operate fully with the UK's investigation.

Israel's ambassador to London, Ron Prosor, was summoned to the Foreign Office last month to discuss the situation, but he flatly denied there was any "additional information" to give.

Investigators from Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) looked into the use of cloned passports of innocent British citizens in the attack.

Mr Miliband said 11 of the 12 had now been given biometric passports which would be harder to counterfeit.

He also said the Foreign Office's travel advice for Israel would be amended to highlight the risk of papers being cloned, and how it can be minimised.

Other members of the hit squad travelled on fake Irish, French and Australian travel documents.

Gordon Brown's spokesman told reporters: "The Prime Minister was consulted on this decision and supports it."

The spokesman said the diplomat had technically been "asked to withdraw" from the UK, rather than expelled, and was being given two weeks to leave the country.

Mr Miliband met Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman yesterday and handed him a letter seeking formal assurance that in future Israel will never be party to the misuse of British passports, said the spokesman.

Also yesterday, the head of the UK diplomatic service, Sir Peter Ricketts, met Israeli Ambassador to London Ron Prosor.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/israeli-diplomat-expelled-in-fake-passports-row-1925653.html

UK expels Israeli diplomat over Dubai passports

By Adrian Croft

March 23 2010
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it was expelling an Israeli diplomat from London after concluding that Israel had forged British passports used by the suspected killers of a Hamas commander in Dubai."I've asked that a member of the Embassy of Israel be withdrawn from the UK as a result of this affair and this is taking place," Foreign Secretary David Miliband told parliament.

Miliband said there were "compelling reasons" to believe Israel was responsible for the misuse of British passports in the case and said he had sought assurances from Israel that it would not misuse them again.

"Such misuse of British passports is intolerable ... It also represents a profound disregard for the sovereignty of the United Kingdom," he said.

Israel has neither confirmed nor denied a role in the January killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a military commander from the Palestinian organization Hamas, in a Dubai hotel room.

Dubai authorities have given names for 27 alleged members of the team that tracked and killed the Palestinian, and said they used fraudulent British, Irish, French, German and Australian passports to enter and depart from Dubai.

Dubai's police chief says he is almost certain Israeli agents were involved and has accused the intelligence agency Mossad of insulting Dubai.

"COMPELLING REASONS"

After an investigation by a specialized police unit, Miliband said Britain had concluded "there are compelling reasons to believe Israel was responsible for the misuse" of the 12 British passports involved.

"Given that this was a very sophisticated operation in which high-quality forgeries were made, the government judges it is highly likely the forgeries were made by a state intelligence service," he said.

Miliband did not accuse Israel of being responsible for the killing.

Israeli Ambassador to London Ron Prosor said he was disappointed by the British decision.

"It is our clear intention to strengthen the firm foundation of our relationship which is both vital and beneficiary to both our countries," he told reporters.

Britain expelled an Israeli diplomat in 1988 in an espionage row. The man, Arie Regev, was described at the time by informed British sources as a Mossad agent.

Relations between Britain and Israel have been strained recently by a number of issues, including the threat of arrest for alleged war crimes faced by senior Israeli officials visiting Britain.

The latest spat comes at a time of friction between Israel and its key ally, the United States, since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government announced plans to build 1,600 homes for Jews near East Jerusalem.

(Additional reporting by Estelle Shirbon, Kylie Maclellan, Keith Weir and Tim Castle in London and Ori Lewis in Jerusalem; Editing by Ralph Boulton)

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'PINKOS' CHALLENGE THE 'KOSHER NOSTRA'

 


'PINKOS' CHALLENGE THE 'KOSHER NOSTRA'

desertpeace | March 23, 2010 at 16:05 | Categories: AIPAC, Activism, Israel | URL: http://wp.me/pahWK-2V9

Netanyahu AIPAC speech disrupted by CodePink activists in settlement protest

CODEPINK Protests Netanyahu inside AIPAC Gala

Activists call for end to siege on Gaza and illegal settlements

WASHINGTON - March 23 - Shortly after announcing Israel's commitment to defense in his address to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Gala, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was disrupted by a demonstrator. Rae Abileah, 27, from Half Moon Bay, CA, jumped onto AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr's private table alongside the stage and unfurled a pink banner that said "Netanyahu: Build Peace Not Settlements!" Abileah shouted, "Lift the siege of Gaza! No illegal settlements!" as she was forcefully removed from the building. A second disruption came moments later from Joan Stallard, from Washington, DC, who shouted, "Stop the settlements!"

Today, Tuesday, March 23, at noon CODEPINK is planning to build a settlement (including homes and beds) inside Senator Schumer's and Senator Lieberman's offices (Hart Senate Building, offices 313 and 706). CODEPINK's protests of the policies of AIPAC during their national conference this week have included daily morning protests, staging of a checkpoint for attendees, an afternoon press conference announcing the launch of a city-wide boycott of products illegally made in the settlements, and the release this morning of a spoof press release from AIPAC announcing that the organization was calling for a settlement freeze.

American Jewish peace activists are outraged at the influence that AIPAC has on U.S. policy. "AIPAC supports policies of aggression that damage Israel's reputation, harm innocent Palestinians, and contribute to making America less safe in the world," said Jewish-American activist Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK."
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CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. CODEPINK rejects foreign policies based on domination and aggression, and instead calls for policies based on diplomacy, compassion and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.


Audio report at Democracy Now here

Al Jazeera report here

CodePink press release


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Have you seen this one?

 


Michael,
 
I mean Rosen's claim that "Within the counter-intelligence bureaucracy of the United States government, there is a virulent ideology about Israel and Jews....What these guys believe is that there's a Jewish cabal, a Jewish conspiracy."
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/132668
 
Wonder where on earth they ever got that idea?
 
The statement by Rosen quoted in above is from a Jerusalem Post interview, but try as I might I couldn't find it on the JP site or elsewhere.
 
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New FBI Files Alleging AIPAC Theft of Government Property and Israeli Espionage Released - Forbes.com

 



Michael,
 
Don't know whether you've seen this.
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Lots of stuff going on, evidently.

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