Fighting Abortion: A Study in All of the Wrong Reasons for Fighting Abortion …

Trying to Keep Israel Jewish

Commentary;

As this blog has presented often to date, the demographics problem is grossly exaggerated, overstated by at least 1/3 because of the government of Israel’s insistence on accepting “pa (sic)” demographic numbers as gospel. This acceptance comes despite independent analysis which has proven these “pa (sic)” numbers blatantly false. These blatantly false statics have also been accepted by the Efrat organization and pehaps even by such a highly regarded individual as Jonathan Rosenblum. [...]  Click here to read more.

The Coalition Horse-Trading: The Embarrassment of Israel Before the World …

Labor and Kadima Set to Sign Coalition Agreement

But, stop the music, Hold the phone;

Update: Labor-Kadima Signing Postponed [Over an issue With the Text of the Agreement]

Excerpts;

Kadima’s spokesman announced on Thursday that Labor and Kadima’s negotiating teams would meet at 3:30 p.m. in Kfar Hamaccabia in order to sign the coalition agreement between the two parties.

Labor Chairman Amir Peretz was finalizing the deal with Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in their Thursday meeting. In addition to the ministerial portfolios that Labor had already been offered, it was also offered the post of deputy defense minister.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Perhaps Kleiner Went About It In the Wrong Way?

Mazuz: Probe Herut for Incitement

Excerpts;

Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz has ordered police to investigate the Herut Party on suspicion it incited to racism in a campaign poster during the recent elections.

The poster, which was displayed on passenger buses, shows a veiled woman and the words, “Demography will poison us.” The party, led by former MK Michael Kleiner, advocates encouraging Israeli Arabs to leave the country by offering them money.

Awawdy Baker, director general of the Haifa-based Center for the Struggle against Racism, submitted a complaint to the head of the Central Elections Committee, Supreme Court Justice Dorit Beinish, on March 16. He said the matter had been brought to his attention by a religious Arab woman who had seen the ad on an Egged bus in Haifa. [...]  Click here to read more.

Olmert’s “Convergence” and Coalition Talks; or, Why Do Israeli Politicians Accept PA Bogus Demographics Stats as Gospel?

Olmert: We’ll Relocate Settlements to Blocs

Excerpt;

In interview to Newsweek set to be published Sunday, Acting PM says Israel will not wait ‘forever’ for Palestinians, may need to launch unilateral withdrawal plan from West Bank. We have to provide PA with territorial contiguity, he states.

Likud, Yisrael Beitenu Strategize Ahead of Coalition Talks

Excerpts;

The Kadima team, headed by Dr. Yoram Turbovitch, is to meet with the negotiating teams of the Labor party, Shas, Yisrael Beitenu and the Likud. The meetings are to take place at the Maccabiah Village in Ramat Gan.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Shavit and Ramon: Scared of Bogus “Pa” Demographics Dud …

Text: Haaretz’s Ari Shavit Debates Chaim Ramon on Olmert’s Retreat Plan

For context, click here.

Excerpts;

Haim Ramon called. He really didn’t like the op-ed in which I severely criticized the Olmert plan. He was surprised – he thought we were on the same wavelength. He thought I understood that Yossi Beilin and Benjamin Netanyahu were wrong. And, of course, he didn’t agree with a single word in the piece. But perhaps it would be right to hold a serious debate on the pages of Haaretz. Perhaps it would be right to present each arguments, ahead of the elections, to the voting readers. [...]  Click here to read more.

Not a Word About Olmert’s Demographics Dud: Bibi, What Are You Afraid Of?

Likud Leaders Speak Out Against ‘Enemies’

Excerpts;

The Likud set out to defeat its enemies in the last week before the March 28 election, identifying them as the Hamas leadership in the Palestinian Authority, polls predicting the party’s electoral defeat and an antagonistic press.

Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu and other Likud leaders spoke out against each of the three foes on Sunday night at a wedding hall filled with hundreds of activists in Beersheba. Party strategists said they believed that the messages against Hamas, the polls and the press would be enough to a salvage a few more mandates, the party’s reputation and perhaps even Netanyahu’s job. [...]  Click here to read more.

What Must President Bush, US Congress Be Thinking Regarding Sharon/Olmert Complicity in “PA” Apparent Double-Dipping At Expense of US Taxpayers??

Charge: PA Bilked U.S. Taxpayers

Excerpts;

The United States government must conduct an inquiry into the almost USD 3 billion in taxpayer funds that may have been distributed as aid to the Palestinians in part based on fraudulent data provided by the Palestinian Authority, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., chairwoman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East, told WorldNetDaily.

The subcommittee last week heard testimony from the leaders of a new study that documents the Palestinians have inflated their population numbers by over 50 percent, in some cases counting residents of certain cities twice.  [...]  Click here to read more.

On Israeli Politicians Like Olmert: Unchecked Political Quacks and Hacks …

Column One: Israel’s Policy Quacks, by Caroline Glick

Excerpts;

If a doctor treated a breast cancer patient by amputating her big toe, he would doubtlessly be kicked out of medicine. Medical quackery is punished today. Sadly, the same cannot necessarily be said of public policy malpractice.

So the events of September 11 made the US realize that its policies toward the Arabs and the UN had to be changed because far from advancing US interests, their old policies harmed them. Unfortunately, the new policies which replaced the old failed policies were incapable of solving the US’s problems and so they too have failed.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Bogus “Pa(sic)” Demographics Stats Used by Olmert under Serious US Congress Scrutiny …

US Congress Hears Testimony About Inflated PA Demographics

Excerpts;

“The United States Congress heard a damning report this week about U.S. aid being over-alotted due to deliberately inflated Palestinian population figures.”

“The findings of an exhaustive study on Palestinian Authority (PA) population statistics claims that the Palestinian Authority has deliberately misled U.S. and international humanitarian efforts by inflating their population figures to attract billions of dollars in relief funds.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Olmert Totally Overlooks American Team Demographics Study; Is Married to Bogus PA Demographics Stats …

Olmert to ‘Post’: Israel to Have Final Borders by 2010

Excerpts;

Israel’s permanent borders will be set within the next four years, a period during which construction will also begin in the controversial E1 section between Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday.”

“Olmert also said he had no intention of meeting Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas after the elections.”  [...]  Click here to read more.