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AL-AHRAM WEEKLY 23 Nov.'00:" Palestinians look for aid" by Dina Ezzat

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"The problem that Arab finance ministers have to deal with is how this money could be best made use of without allowing for any potential embezzlement on the side of some notorious officials in the Palestinian Authority."

"For their part, the Palestinians say: well and good but we cannot wait forever for the transparency rules to be applied."

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Palestinians are being promised more aid from the Arab countries. However, it is an open question whether or not they can actually access this money as quickly as they would want to.

Arab finance ministers met in the Cairo headquarters of the Arab League to discuss ways of finding allocations for two funds that aim to support Palestinians under siege and Palestinian efforts to maintain the Islamic identity of East Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque against the Judisation attempts of Israel. These two funds are established upon the recommendation of an Arab summit held in Cairo last month and upon an initiative made by Saudi Arabia.

The Saudis had suggested a one billion US dollar as an allocation for these funds with Riyadh pledging a quarters of the amount. However, earlier this month Egypt told a summit of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference that the budget for the two funds should be doubled.

Today's meeting in Cairo however, focused only on covering the original value of the two funds. By the end of the first session of the meeting this afternoon, about two thirds of the money was earmarked.

The problem that Arab finance ministers have to deal with is how this money could be best made use of without allowing for any potential embezzlement on the side of some notorious officials in the Palestinian Authority.

"Everybody is well aware of the level of corruption in some quarters of the Palestinian Authority. Western donors have made serious complaints and the issue for this meeting is to make sure that the money goes for the Palestinians who deserve it: the families of the martyrs of the Intifada and the victims of Israeli economic and military aggression against Palestinian territories," a diplomatic source in the meeting told Al-Ahram Weekly.

For their part, the Palestinians say: well and good but we cannot wait forever for the transparency rules to be applied....; Palestine is not an independent state that is facing attempts of foreign invasion, Palestine is a state colonized.without an economy in the real sense of the word," said Nabil Shaath, Palestinian Minister for Planning and International Cooperation.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Evn Perach
To: International Herald Tribune
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 11:10 PM
Subject: Palestine, Palestinians are just a media created entities

Sir
In his letter in I.H.T of 18 January 2001, titled, "Musharraf's vision," N. Alam from Sydney, presents a "media created" fact as factual concerning so-called "Palestine." He wrote about, "...justice... also for Kashmir and Palestine."
Historically the Romans referred to the territory they had conquered east and west of the Jordan River as Palestine. This title also served to define the area of the British mandate that was set aside for a Jewish homeland by the Allied Supreme Council at San Remo, Italy, in 1920. The British Colonial Office, headed by Winston Churchill, had no right to exclude Trans-Jordan, some 78% of "Palestine," from the provisions of the Mandate pertaining to the "Jewish National Home" in 1922. Israel signed the (non-binding) UN Partition plan of 1947, but the Arabs didn't, which negates the whole partition idea. The Jordanians nevertheless occupied the area east of the suggested partition line, which was re-conquered by Israel in 1967.
Legally the Arabs in Israel therefore never possessed any land Israel could have occupied or that can be used for a Palestinian state for people who will be called Palestinians. These names, paradoxically, refer to non-existing entities as if they exist!
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----- Original Message -----
From: Philip Blom
To: zionsake-at-holyland-inc
Sent: Monday, December 25, 2000 1:08 PM
Subject: Why are the Arabs in Israel?

Dear Editor
Regarding "First, Some soul-searching" in Ha'aretz, of May 5, 2000: When it comes to the "plight" of the poor Arabs in Israel, one needs to ask, "Why are they in Israel in the first place?" With Israel, I refer to the un-partitioned land of Canaan promised to Abraham, Yitzchak and Jaacov, the land shown to Moses from Mt Nebo. Arabs are present in this land because: <1> A few probably lived in the land as foreigners among the Jews in the times of the Romans, of whom some might have remained with the Jews who weren't scattered to the nations.

A few more might have moved in during the time before the Jews started returning in the 1800s. It must be noted that the land of Israel becomes a wasteland when the Jews are not living in it. Mark Twain for instance, said after his journey from Jerusalem to the Galilee in the late 1860s, "I saw but one human and one tree". This can also be seen from Ezekiel 36:33-34.
The Lord God says: I will bring you home again to Israel, and rebuild the ruins. Acreage will be cultivated again that through the years of exile lay empty as barren wilderness; all who passed by were shocked (like Twain) to see the extent of ruin in your land. (Living Bible - see also Ezekiel 38:8).

They can find employment like about 200,000 other foreigners from Romania, Africa, the Philippines, Thailand, South America, Jordan, etc.  My question is: If the Arabs have the right to Israeli land they say they have, why didn't they develop anything on it before the Jews started returning? It is now so easy to blame the Jews for insufficient development in areas they occupy and to try to get things by wailing at the UN, heads of nations and leftist Israeli humanists and defeatist, self-centered military men turned politician.
Evn Perach

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----- Original Message -----
From: holyland-inc.net
To: HA'ARETZ MAGAZINE
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 1:30 AM
Subject: Palestinians are intelligent too

Dear Editor
Refer: "Palestinians are intelligent too" - Ha'aretz 13/12/200. "Palestinian American", Ehab Hasan of Chicago, Illinois, might be an intelligent member of the human race, but he is not well informed when it comes to the Middle East. First of all, before 1948, Jews living in the area called Palestine were also called Palestinians. The world should therefore not recognize the exclusive claim (hi-jacking) of the name by Arabs now living in the area - set aside for Jewish national home by the San Remo Conference of the Supreme Council of the Allied Powers in April, 1920 -- ratified by the League of Nations in 1922. It was based on the historical connection of the Jews to the land.

Secondly, his statement that the opinions of world Jewry is being held hostage by no more than a few hundred thousand radical settlers and rightwingers, is quite wrong. It is for instance illustrated by the general consensus about unilateral withdrawal from the "isolated" settlements. The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research at Tel Aviv University November 29-30 survey found that three quarters of Israelis oppose unilateral evacuation of isolated communities. Eighty percent of Israeli Jews would oppose such a move.
Evn Perach
Tel Aviv
 

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From: "Zionsake @ holyland-inc" <zionsake@iname.com>
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Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 10:44 AM
Subject: Prophetic words of Min. Eitam-Palestinians a non-nation

Arutz-7 News Brief:  Friday, June 21, 2002
EITAM AT FUNERAL: THE LION OF ISRAEL IS PREPARING TO POUNCE
The newest government minister, National Religious Party leader Brig.-Gen.(res.) Effie Eitam, spoke yesterday at the double funeral of Noa Alon and her granddaughter Gal Eisenman in Ofrah.  The two were among the seven victims of Wednesday's Palestinian terrorist attack at Jerusalem's French Hill junction.  Addressing the hundreds of mourners, Eitam said:

"...I look up at you [Arabs] on the hilltop, and I see your large houses, and your closed shutters...  We know that behind those shutters, you are now happy - [but it is] the happiness of Philistines, the joy of the uncircumcised, the merriment of little people.  You are happy at our sadness - but your joy is too soon.  For we know who you are.  You are the sons of Balaam, the sons of 'bela'
(destruction and deceit), the sons of 'bli-am' (no people), the sons of 'bliyaal' (wickedness, worthlessness), and the sons of 'bli eretz' (no land)

You are experts of impurity, cursedness, and evil... "But - even if you stand on every hilltop around, and even if you enlist all your powers of cursedness and evil [in terrorizing Israel], you know - and we know that you know - that we are the blessed.  You know that we have returned home for our rendezvous with the Lion of the World and the Lioness that is our Nation.

"You know that your ancient and evil father, Balaam, took up his discourse and said [in this week's Torah portion, Numbers 24], 'Alas, who shall live when He does these things.'  Rav Yochanan taught that this means, Woe unto whichever nation is around when G-d comes to redeem His children - for who would ever try to put his cloak between a lion and a lioness?" "Woe unto you!  You will not be able to live here when you place a barrier between us and our Land, between us and our Torah, between us and our Father in Heaven! "There are moments when this lioness appears to you to be weak, torn, bent - but within this crouch, this bent-over position, is being formed our jumping-off position; our muscles are being flexed and our spirit is being strengthened.  And when we pounce on you - and it will happen - when we come with vengeance against your terrible evil, woe will be unto you. "You perhaps don't know who we are, and why we are here.  Sometimes, it's not even sufficiently clear even to us, and it is your evil that helps us to filter out the light from our darkness.  But, the hidden roar is already starting to be heard - the roar of pain of the Lion of the World, the roar of terrible vengeance against those who stand in the way of this great process of 'perfecting the world' and 'perfecting mankind' that we are now in the midst of.

"In the middle of this, are people - a grandmother and granddaughter, a young man, young women, a pregnant mother - who die 'al kiddush HaShem' (for the sanctification of G-d's Name), on this long and very difficult road home, on which we see many graves on the hillside. "We here, and all of Yesha, and the entire Nation of Israel, we are all flexing our muscles, and our spirit - and we will pounce.  We will make a reckoning with you.  And this terrible loss of life will become a call for life, for the strength of eternity. "And you, Gal and Noa, who are joining this row of graves - you are the roots of a great tree, a strong nation, and we will continue along this way that leads to G-d's House, and we will not tire, stop, or weaken.  We'll wipe our tears, we will strengthen each other, we will be friends united, and we will merit a great victory and great life of faith.  We promise you that with our great faith, we will win."

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