AUTHOR:G.
DATE:5/10/2002 10:30:00 PM
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BODY: I'm back! That was shorter than I thought it would be but I'm going back to the army on Sunday. Early in the morning I got to a place near by Gaza Strip where my army unit had deployed. After signing one form - I became a soldier again, 2 years after my 3 years compulsory service ended. I was given an helmet, sleeping bag, bullet proof vest and a M-16 automatic weapon. Then I was briefed by the commanders on the army plans about entering Gaza Strip. Sorry friends but I can't reveal any of what was said there, if things will happen you will hear about it on the news. After the briefing I refreshed my shooting skills on a range and drove back home.

As been published by Israeli media the incursion to Gaza has not been decided yet. Israeli Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer announced today that he requested the army to reevaluate plans for military operations in the Gaza Strip.

So its not really clear what's going to happen. I'm still on high alert and must be back in my army unit as soon as possible when requested to do so.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:5/09/2002 09:53:00 PM
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BODY: I'll be drafted tomorrow to do a reserve service in Gaza Strip. I got a call from my army unit a few minutes ago. In less then 12 hours I'll be wearing uniform again.The army began the partial emergency call-up of reservists Today in preparation for a retaliatory operation following the suicide bomb attack in Rishon Letzion which killed 15 people.

I don't know what exactly I will be required to do and when I'll come back home.

So you will have to excuse me for not updating the site in the next days. hopefully I'll be back soon. I promise to update you on what I was doing there.

wish me luck!!!




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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:5/09/2002 04:07:00 PM
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BODY: Here is somthing interesting written by Diane E.: "I discovered Arab anti-Semitism 5 years ago. It's nothing new ... I remember the sense of outrage when I discovered the reality of the Arab world, that it is hopelessly backward, and that few people in the West are aware of this lunacy, or of its vast implications." - well written!



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:5/09/2002 03:57:00 PM
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BODY:
Looks like Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi shares the same thoughts as I do (check 2 notes down). Berlusconi has made it clear that Italy don't want to host the 13 Palestinian terrorists hold up in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

"How can we host some Palestinians who have been accused of serious terrorist acts, who having been neither judged nor sentenced and would, therefore, be considered free men in Italy? No one can incarcerate these men or grant them asylum, that's why no European country wants them". Smart man.

Also on that issue: Italian Reforms Minister Umberto Bossi said Wednesday that the latest terrorist attack in Israel had strengthened Italy's resolve not to allow any Palestinian gunmen into the country. He can imagine what those terrists will do in his country.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:5/08/2002 11:08:00 AM
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BODY: 15 Israelis were slaughtered last night when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself in a crowded billiard club. 50 more were injured, 16 of them in critical condition.

Till the one last night, it was almost 4 weeks without a suicide bomber attack in Israel. 4 weeks in Israeli reality are a long time. The terror attack yesterday came with little surprise to anyone.

The horrendous terror attacks in Mars, which caused the death of more than 120 Israelis, drove Israel to operation "Defensive Shield". Only a week ago the Israeli army ended the operation and it seems that the Palestinian already miss the Israeli army in their cities.

There has to be a military response and there will be, the Palestinians know this as well. There was a start of political moves until yesterday. If you think rationally it is hard to understand what did this attack give the Palestinians? The problem is that the Arab-Muslim way of thinking is different than the western one.

The Palestinian society is a violent, avenges, bloodthirsty who can't let go. And Arafat? This lame excuse for a leader, he is the liar, inciter, violent, murderer, corrupt, terrorist who leads the Palestinians in this futile voyage of bloodshed and hate.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:5/07/2002 08:15:00 PM
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BODY: Bethlehem - The never-ending story

Israeli and Palestinians have finally negotiated an agreement to end the standoff at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Acording to that agreement 13 terorrists will be deported to a third country. But there seem to be a slight problem. In this all world there isn't one state who till now said it agrees thos murderers to enter their country!

Italy, which was supposed to be the country of refuge for the 13 terrorists, refuses to let them in.

Another proposal was that until a final decision is reached regarding the country of destination for the terrorists, they will be transferred to Egypt. But the Egyptians are also unwilling to accept the Palestinian deportees, citing the fact that they had not been given any guarantees that the deportees would be in Egypt on a temporary basis.

Will see if the Italians are smart enough to stay away from this trouble. They already have to deal with local Muslim terrorists, member in al Qaeda. Why should they agree to have 13 murderers to moving freely in their country?

Even Egypt, an Arab Muslim state, doesn't want them. No Wonder. Maybe the Vatican, who made so much noise blaming Israel for the siege on those murderers, would like them to stay in its chapels.

The only ones who agree to take care of them are The Israelis. Only in Israel they will be brought to justice and face the outcome of their crimes.

I think that Italy would let them in eventually. The American pressure on them is intense. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell telephoned Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Today, in a bid to resolve Italy's objections to a deal to end the standoff. Like all others the Italian will listen to the Americans.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:5/06/2002 08:37:00 PM
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BODY: Corruption as usual in the Palestinian Authority

Lets put aside the political issues for a brief moment and take a quick look over the Palestinian Authority concern to its own people, the Palestinians. Here are some findings from a report based on information gathered by the Israeli security services.

While the Palestinian public endures economic deprivation, one can learn from the report that the Palestinian leadership is not really concerened about that.

Palestinian parliament speaker Ahmed Queria (Abu Ala) just built a villa in Jericho worth $1.5 million.

Arafat distributed $50,000 as a wedding gift to the son of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nabil Amer.

Agricultural supplies transferred from Israel to the Palestinian Aauthority as part of a humanitarian aid package were eventually sold back to Israel. Profits from the sale were pocketed by PA officials.

Minister Nabil Shaa'th son, who studies in France, got his "allowance" doubled by Arafat.
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The information minister deputy was granted 100 thousand dollars to build a house. (Let me remind you that the average Palestinian family will not earn that sum of money in 50 years).

Tens of millions of dollars that were provided to the Palestinian Authority by donor states have been allocated to finance terror and incitement, or to fatten the pockets of top Palestinian Authority officials

The above seem to be known to the American as well. U.S National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, said yesterday that the Palestinian Authority "has got to reform". Rice said the Palestinian leadership must be "democratic, transparent and incorrupt ... what we ask of every government in the world. And we are going to start demanding (that) of the Palestinian leadership."




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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:5/05/2002 11:18:00 AM
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BODY: Do you remember the "Jenin Massacre"? It was not so long ago when every Arab in the world was crying, shouting and blaming Israel for killing hundreds of Palestinians in Jenin. The World media embraced those claims and presented the Israeli estimate, of 60 dead Palestinians, as pure propaganda.

Three weeks passed and behold: the Palestinians reduced the numbers from 500 to only 54 Palestinians killed in the fighting. Again, the Palestinians lied and the media bought it, Israel told the truth but no one would listen.

Most of those killed were terrorists. Jenin, "the suiciders capital" "exported during the violent confrontation 28 suicide attacks (most were implemented and some were foiled), and many more terrorist attacks. This terrorism, perpetrated by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Fatah and Hamas, resulted in the death of many dozens of Israelis and the wounding of hundreds. That is the reason for the Israeli military action.

Always suspect Palestinians claims, they tend to be far away from the truth.




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