Israel and Palestinians clash over agenda for Sharm peace talks

by Avi Issacharoff, Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya – Haaretz Israel and the Palestinians are at odds over which subjects will open their next round of peace talks, set to start Tuesday in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to begin with security arrangements, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and…

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Ahmadinejad to tour Lebanon-Israel border next month

by Roee Nahmias, Ynetnews.com Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to tour south Lebanon, just a few kilometers from the border with Israel, Iranian sources told the al-Khaleej newspaper on Sunday. According to the newspaper, which is based in the United Arab Emirates, on October 13 Ahmadinejad is expected to visit the town of Bint…

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A Muslim Against the Ground Zero Mosque

by Hasan Mahmud, Frontpagemag.com It is indisputable that as Muslim immigrants we, as a whole, have failed to put ourselves in the shoes of the host people. For the last few decades almost all that Americans have seen from those of us who take our religion literally is violence, conspiracy, intimidation, gender-discrimination and terrorism. Meanwhile,…

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'13,000 West Bank housing units ready for construction'

by Or Schwartz, JPost More than 13,000 settlement housing units in the West Bank are ready for construction once the building moratorium ends on September 26th and at least 2,000 are ready for immediate construction, according to a report by Peace Now released on Sunday. According to the report, 2,066 units in the West Bank…

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Dueling mosque protests begin following 9/11 ceremony

by Associated Press NEW YORK  — A crowd in New York City protested an Islamic center proposed near Ground Zero with chants of “USA, USA” on Saturday following a ceremony in remembrance of the 9/11 terror attacks. Some protesters were wearing hats and T-shirts festooned with the Stars and Stripes. Some were carrying signs including…

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The story behind the initiative

by Debkafile Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s remarks Sunday, Sept. 5, that an Israeli-Palestinian peace would not come this year or even in the next generation, infuriated some political circles in Jerusalem. The opposition accused him of breaking ranks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ahead of the second round of his direct talks with Palestinian Authority…

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