The Journal of History     Spring 2005    TABLE OF CONTENTS

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The late Yitzhak Rabin wanted to get out of Gaza to make  peace with the Palestinians, because he understood the danger of Jews, Israel and America all getting melded together in the nuclear age. Mr. Rabin knew that no peace deal would resonate in the Arab-Muslim world if it did not have a legitimate Palestinian partner.
Provided by The New York Times in Thomas L. Friedman's column dated October 24, 2004.
AIPAC, because it is dominated by hawks, actually worked against the peace-oriented aspirations of the Rabin government.
Provided by Rabbi Michael Lerner in RePorterNoteBook.
Schlomo Lahat, the former Likud mayor of Tel Aviv, said that "Checkpoints had no function except to harass the civilian population.
Quoted in The Guardian 4/8/04 G2 section page E4
On January 26, 2005 Israelis shot and killed a 3-year-old Palestinian girl while the young child sat in her own home.
Provided at

 A 10-year-old Palestinian girl was shot and killed Monday, January 31, 2005 by Israeli tank fire at a United Nations school in a southern Gaza Strip refugee camp....
The United States government is being used as a weapon by the Holocaust overlords to get their demands obeyed by other governments and mega-corporations. Derek Copold in the Houston Review said, "The countries of Eastern Europe, all recovering from fifty years of Communist oppression, are now slated for the shakedown. The process will repeat itself. If these countries fail to take suitable action--that is, give in--American boycotts and sanctions are threatened. Nations, who once saw the U.S. as a liberator, now see her as the tool of extortion."
Provided by Michael Santomauro in RePorterNoteBook on February 3, 2005
Jewish-Zionist groups are demanding that German born Ernst Zündel be deported to Germany, where he faces years of imprisonment for the "thought crime" of "denying the Holocaust." "Holocaust denial" is against the law in Germany, France, Switzerland and some other European countries. See the 14th edition of this publication for more regarding this issue in the Did You Know? section.

Zundel is in prison not because his views are unpopular, or because he's a "security risk." He's in prison because Jewish-Zionist groups want him there. He's a prisoner because he promotes views that the Jewish-Zionist lobby considers harmful to its interests.
Provided by Michael Santomauro in RePorterNoteBook on February 4, 2005
The "Office of Special Plans" (OSP) - created by Wolfowitz's command and presided over by Douglas Feith - was the locus of lies when it came to rationalizing the invasion of Iraq. Borger of the Guardian, Robert Dreyfuss (writing in The Nation), and Karen Kwiatkowski, a former Pentagon analyst who worked alongside many of these people, including Franklin, have all pointed to direct Israeli involvement with the OSP.
Provided by Justin Raimondo
The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel documented the types of torture meted out on Arab prisoners. Many of the tactics coincide with those contained in the Taguba report: beatings and prolonged periods handcuffed to furniture. In an article in the December 1998 issue of The Progressive, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb reported on the treatment given to a 23-year old Palestinian held on "administrative detention." The prisoner was "cuffed behind a chair 17 hours a day for 120 days . . . [he] had his head covered with a sack, which was often dipped in urine or feces. Guards played loud music right next to his ears and frequently taunted him with threats of physical and sexual violence."
Provided by Wayne Madsen in Counterpunch at in the article entitled "The israeli Torture Template Rape, Feces and Urine-Dipped Cloth Sacks" May 10, 2004
The farming sector of the [Palestinian]  refugee population, which comprised about 70 per cent of the total refugee numbers in 1948, did not fare so well [as their urban compatriots]. Their problem has been, and is, that as refugees they became surplus farm workers in an era when the world at large, and Arab countries in particular, already had a surplus of people in their rural sectors. In fact, in the Arab countries as a group rural youth is still reaching maturity at a rate per generation more than three times that required to replace the farm parents - a situation that is further aggravated by the fact that the typical rural holding is already too small to adequately support a family of eight to ten persons, or use modern equipment efficiently. Hence, it was the rural refugees from Palestine who for the most part, became dependent on international charity.... they were unemployable under the competition employment conditions that then prevailed, and for that matter to this day." Provided by John H. Davis on page 90-91 in Whose Promised Land?


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