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Lieberman NOT Welcome in Egypt

Well, never mind about Israel celebrating its “so called” agreement with Egypt. Egypt did not celebrate, and it now seems that Egyptians are none too happy about Israel’s new Zionist Racist Genocidal Government. Israel has already lost the support of Turkey, and I predict Egypt is not far behind.

Egyptian Islamists: Deny entry to ‘Zionist terrorist’ Lieberman

A key Egyptian opposition faction have submitted a bill to deny entry to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

Hussein Ibrahim, the chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, wrote in the proposal that Lieberman deliberately harms the continuity of the Egyptian people and government. He also called the far-right minister “a Zionist terrorist” and said his policies are “overly extreme.”

More than a hundred MPs, all of them from the opposition, endorsed the motion.

Ibrahim told an Egyptian Web site on Friday that the Egyptian government did stand up properly to the newly appointed Israeli foreign minister, and that it should have boycotted him a long time ago.

Egypt has threatened to boycott Lieberman unless he issues an official apology for past remarks, including telling Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to “go to hell.”

Last week, Egyptian ambassador to Israel Yasser Rida threatened to boycott the anniversary ceremony to protest Lieberman’s pending appointment.

Funny that Lieberman makes a referral to “Hell” a place he surely will be going himself, just where he belongs, along with all the other murdering scum who believe they have a right to kill innocent Palestinians. “Hell ” is going to be VERY crowded!

Israel May End Chance for Peace

Israel stealing more land, dividing the West bank forever.
Evidently there are no humans left in Israel, only racist zionist nazi’s who steal and butcher Arabs. Obama needs to cut these zio-nazi’s loose now. No money, no aid, no weapons, no friendship. Cut them loose and let them sort it out with the Arabs without US assistance, then we will see how quickly they are forced to make peace with their neighbours.

New town may be death blow to hopes for Israel peace
The foundations have been laid but critics fear a planned Israeli settlement will end any hope of a Palestinian state

The sign in big, red Hebrew letters reads “Welcome to Mevasseret Adumim, the Harbinger of the Hills”. A three-lane road with roundabouts leads up the hill to a police station and street lamps line the flyover that links the new town to neighbouring Ma’aleh Adumim, one of the largest Jewish settlements in Israel.

There are no houses, cars or people in Mevasseret Adumim: it is a town laid out, waiting to be built. That is because international pressure has so far prevented construction from going ahead. The area is the last piece of open land linking Arab East Jerusalem to the West Bank and critics said that to develop it would bury the very notion of a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis.

According to reports in the Israeli media, the area has been earmarked for development under a secret accord between Binyamin Netanyahu, the new, conservative Israeli Prime Minister, and his ultra-nationalist Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman.

Better known under its old British mandate name, E1, it is the most controversial development project in the region, one that diplomats and observers warn will trigger the collapse of the weakened Palestinian Authority, or drive it into armed resistance again.

Israeli army radio reported that the deal was struck between Mr Netanyahu and Mr Lieberman as part of the negotiations to form a government, and it would allow 3,000 homes to be built on E1.

Critics said that building a combined Jewish settlement and national park in the hills of E1 would cut the West Bank in two. And blocking mainly Arab East Jerusalem from the West Bank it would make it impossible for the Palestinians to have that side of the disputed city as their capital.

Israel Does NOT Want Peace~PA Chief Negotiator

Erekat Warns Obama: Netanyahu Gov’t Doesn’t Want Peace

(IsraelNN.com) Saeb Erekat, chief negotiator for the Palestinian Authority, has raised the alarm in Washington D.C. against the incoming Netanyahu government.
Erekat wrote in an editorial column published in Saturday’s edition of The Washington Post that Israel’s commitment to peace is in doubt, while it is being made a priority by U.S. President Barack Obama as part of America’s “more integrated approach” to Middle East policy.

“Peace is not a word that sits comfortably with the Israeli right, which will dominate Israel’s new government, even with Labor’s decision this week to join it,” he wrote.

Taking a swipe at the new coalition, Erekat added, “Among its ranks are those who have long opposed peace with Palestinians, no matter the cost; who use the cover of religion to advocate extremist views and who have supported the expulsion of Palestinians or now devise loyalty tests to achieve the same result.”

The PA negotiator bitterly noted that incoming Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu has proposed an “economic peace” rather than accept the notion of a two-state solution from the outset, but Erekat stopped short of issuing an open ultimatum. “Palestinians have not engaged in years of negotiations to see them fail. But neither is our patience unlimited,” he warned.

Among the list of “musts” that Israel is expected to comply with – ending with the establishment of a PA state based on the pre-1967 borders — is “an immediate and complete freeze on settlement activity, including all natural growth and the construction of Israel’s ‘[security] wall.”

The PA chief negotiator warns that “without a settlement freeze, there will be no two-state solution left to speak of.”

Accuses Israel of ‘Crippling Regime of Closures’

Erekat also slammed Israel’s “crippling regime of closures” and called for Jerusalem to remove all security restrictions that have reduced terrorism in the country.

“Checkpoints, Israel’s wall, the permit system it imposes on Palestinians and other restrictions on movement frustrate Palestinian life, fragment Palestinian society and strangle our economy,”

Erekat also cited the “urgent need to reopen Gaza’s border crossings to allow the movement of goods and people in and out of Gaza, especially desperately needed humanitarian supplies and reconstruction materials.”

Gaza Crossings: Open or Closed?

Jerusalem-based spokesman Chris Gunness of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) also contends that Israel is choking the people of Gaza.

“The needs in Gaza remain immense and the urgent priority is and will continue to be building materials,” Gunness told Israel National News in an email interview last week. “Karni is not open for imports, exports and humanitarian goods in an unrestricted sense according to the Access and Movement agreement of November 15th 2005.”

When asked whether there was anything other than building materials that is desperately needed and not being allowed in to the region, Gunness replied, “You saw all the coverage of pasta and tomato paste?”

The comment was a reference to a complaint by a U.S. Senator several months ago over the omission of pasta on the list of approved products for shipment of humanitarian supplies in to Gaza. Israel has since allowed it to enter Gaza.

HAMAS “Will Not” recognise FATAH & Israeli Deals

Hamas will not accept nor recognise deals made between FATAH and Israel. And why should they, those deals failed miserably and there has now been a genocide in Gaza. Hamas won a landslide victory in a democratic election, therefore it is time to negotiate a new deal with Israel.

The Islamic Hamas movement on Saturday emphasized it will not recognize the peace obligations signed by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) with Israel.

Salah al-Bardaweel, a Hamas lawmaker, told the press that ” Hamas can not accept the PLO’s deals because any upcoming government would be formed by Hamas and Fatah and will reflect our views and we will re-compile any word the government speaks.”

The PLO issue is still one of the biggest obstacles that prevents Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah from reaching a unity deal in the Egyptian-hosted reconciliation talks.

The peace deals are mainly referred to the 1993 Israeli- Palestinian peace accords reached in Oslo which enabled the creation of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and stipulated the peace negotiations between the PLO and Israel.

Asked if Hamas can accept the PLO commitments, al-Bardaweel responded with a question: “Why should we put all the Palestinians in Oslo’s ragged basket?”

The unity talks aim at forming a coalition mainly comprising Hamas, which won the parliamentary elections in 2006, and Fatah, to overcome several internal and external problems. But since the dialogue is comprehensive, the reforming of the PLO was put on the table.

Fatah demands that the new government must recognize the PLO commitments so the international community will deal with it in return, but Hamas refuses. link

Israel & Egypt-30th Anniversary Not Happy One

Egypt & Israel,
Happy 30th Anniversary?
Maybe not!

Egypt has suffered greatly due to the recent genocide in Gaza and it’s shameless silence and support for fellow Arabs being slaughtered en mass. Many in Egypt and other Arab states are not celebrating the Egypt-Israeli treaty’s 30th anniversary, and with good reason. Great report from the BBC just out:

In Cairo, the 30th anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt is seen by many as a moment for regret, not celebration.

“It’s a celebration for Israel – not for Egypt, not for the Arabs, not for the Palestinians,” says Issam al-Aryan of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist opposition movement which is officially banned in Egypt.

“I think the majority of Egyptians are against the treaty after 30 years.”
Israel is holding events to mark what it calls a “watershed” moment, the first time an Arab nation recognised the Jewish state.

But there are no commemorations in Egypt, where discussion of the treaty focuses on concerns over Israel’s new right-wing government and a campaign in the courts to stop Egypt selling its gas to Israel at below-market rates.

Pariah status

Under the deal, Israel agreed to withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula which it had occupied in whole or in part since 1967. In return, Egypt agreed to demilitarise the area and normalise relations with Israel. Promises of a comprehensive peace agreement for the whole Middle East quickly ran into the sand and Egypt went from a leader in the Arab world to a pariah.

Despite public outrage, the government refused to open its border with Gaza, leading to accusations that Cairo was putting its relationship with Israel and the US above the suffering of the Palestinians.

But some say Egypt could worry less about antagonising Israel.

“Since Israel violated its commitments [under the treaty] by carrying out military actions on Egyptian borders, by not going along with the intention in Camp David to reach a comprehensive settlement in the Middle East, and violated its commitments to the Palestinians, and its commitments under international law, I think Egypt has a good argument for offering more support to the Palestinians,” says Professor Mustafa Kamel al-Sayed of the American University in Cairo

Undiplomatic presence

But the arrival of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-led government in Israel, including the hardliner Avigdor Lieberman as a possible foreign minister, brings fresh concerns for stability. Mr Lieberman said Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak should “go to hell”, and has suggested bombing the Aswan Dam, drowning Egypt in the waters of the Nile.

Such language does “not make Israelis very good partners”, admits former diplomat Ahmed Maher:

“The Israelis are so arrogant… We are on a very shaky foundation, but a shaky foundation which has endured because we Egyptians have been wise.
“You can’t live by the sword alone, this is something the Israelis, in the arrogance of power, have not yet realised.”

Many Egyptians are bitter that their precedent of exchanging land for peace did not lead to a comprehensive settlement.

Instead, some believe Israel returned Sinai to consolidate its hold on other occupied territories and free its hand to pursue military action against the Palestinians and in Lebanon.

Fact of life

Although there is now talk of a possible deal between Israel and Syria, Issam al-Aryan warns the Syrians not to believe it will help in the wider conflict:
“I hope they can study and review 30 years of discomfort and struggle in Egypt against the treaty.

“They are intelligent enough to get the lesson: the problem is not in Golan or Sinai, it is in Acre, Haifa, Jaffa, Gaza, Ramallah, that is the problem.”
But even the Muslim Brotherhood shies away from calling for Egypt’s treaty to be ripped up.

“Many people are opposed to this treaty,” says Professor Mustafa Kamel al-Sayed.
“Israel did not live up to its treaty… But I think the Egyptian public considers the treaty to be a fact of life”.

In three decades, Egypt’s cold peace with Israel has never warmed.
The treaty may now be a fact of life. But it is still not a comfortable one.

Israel Admits Murdering Children

Another nail in Israel’s coffin

Wow, Israel under pressure from the world and running from war crime charges admit what we already know, they targeted and murdered children. The Israeli army murdered children in Gaza. Albiet Israel is only claiming it killed 189 children rather than the huge number of children they really murdered. Still, this admission proves that worldwide public opinion and outrage is taking it’s effect on Isarel. This admission, coupled with the fact that the Israeli Army, in fact, has a policy of killing children aged 12 and up and recently a report of using children as human shields, seems to me that a charge of war crimes is yet closer.

Israel admits killing 189 children in Gaza campaign

Israel’s armed forces admitted on Wednesday that 189 Palestinian children under the age of 15 were killed during the assault on the Gaza Strip.

The first official figures released by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) of the casualties inflicted by the three-week campaign found that a total of 309 Palestinian civilians were killed.

The survey was disclosed as Benjamin Netanyahu, the incoming prime minister, presented himself as a peacemaker and assured Palestinians that his government would be their “partner”. One day after enlisting the Labour Party into a broad coalition, embracing Left and Right, Mr Netanyahu focused on his plans to help the Palestinian economy.

“I think that the Palestinians should understand that they have in our government a partner for peace, for security and for rapid economic development of the Palestinian economy,” said Mr Netanyahu

(I think the Palestinians know what you are Bibi, a liar and a right wing neo con Zionist not to be trusted, they also understand the kind of “peace” you want, the kind that comes when you exterminate all Palestinians and steal all their land, that is Israel’s version of peace)

But Mr Netanyahu did not go as far as to endorse a two-state solution, which forms the essential foundation for America’s plans for a peace settlement. In the past, he has consistently opposed the creation of a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza.

Under the coalition deal with Labour, Mr Netanyahu’s Right-wing Likud party will adhere to previous international agreements made by Israel. This formula may leave open a window for a deal on Palestinian statehood.

But Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian negotiator, said that Mr Netanyahu would be judged by results. “Any Israeli government that accepts the two-state solution, negotiates with us on all core issues without exception, and agrees to stop settlement activity will be a partner,” he said.

Even as Mr Netanyahu was addressing the conference, however, Israel’s Army Radio reported that he had agreed to build more homes inside Jewish settlements on the West Bank inside an area known as E-1, a few miles east of Jerusalem. Construction in this vital region could sever the West Bank in two, making the creation of a viable Palestinian state even more difficult.

The radio station said this was part of a secret agreement with Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of the nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party, who is likely to be foreign minister in the new coalition.

The IDF’s survey of the casualties in Gaza found that 1,370 Palestinians were killed in the campaign, which began on Dec 27 after years of rocket fire into Israel’s southern cities. Of these, some 600 were guerrillas and another 320 were unidentified and designated simply as “unaffiliated”.

The IDF defines anyone under the age of 15 as a child and admits that 189 were killed. The Palestinian authorities list anyone under the age of 18 as a child.

Another point of contention is over how to identify the 200 Palestinian policemen who were killed in the first day of the fighting during an Israeli air raid on a graduation ceremony in Gaza City. Israel categorises them as Hamas fighters on the grounds that Hamas governs Gaza and controls the police.