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"Grand Plan" For War On the Palestinians

"Was Jane's Foreign Report, the respected journal, accurate this week in its report about Sharon's intentions? There was something familiar in the story: the prime minister has a "grand plan" for war with the Palestinians. It will break out at the same time as the U.S. attack on Iraq, about which Israel will receive advance warning. After defeating the Palestinians, Sharon will make them a generous political offer. Is there secret coordination between Sharon and the Bush administration over such a horrifying scenario, like there was over Lebanon 20 years ago? We may never know."

MID-EAST REALITIES - MER - www.MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 3/25/2002: As the impotent Arab League run by the corrupt and repressive Arab "client regimes" prepares to meet and do nothing real and serious as usual; the Israelis, with an American wink and much under-the-table help, are preparing even bigger assaults against the Palestinians.

Meanwhile even Hanan Ashrawi has had it with the Arab League, though she isn't giving her real reasons in public. After a year as Arab League spokesperson, Ashrawi has decided not to go to Beirut and not to accept the official ratification of her Commissioner position which Secretary-General and former Egyptian Foreign Minister assigned to her soon after he took over the organization.

If the Arab League were not so miserably-led and terribly co-opted it could and should use the opportunity of its meeting at this critical time to issue some firm ultimatums of its own:

1) If Israel acts as these newstories indicate is being planned all Arab states at the least should pledge to end all political and economic relations with Israel and impose a firm regional boycott on Israel;

2) If the U.S. allows its weapons and funds to be used in these ways by Israel the Arab States should at the least insist that the U.S. cannot be considered a suitable mediator and all such negotiatng efforts should be returned to the United Nations -- where in fact they should have stayed all along.

3) Since the U.S. is planning to attack States that are members of the Arab League the Arab League in advance should take real and serious preventive and deterrent actions, both public and private.


By Lee Hockstader

[Washington Post - Jerusalem - March 24]: As the United States tries (MER ed - "allegedly" should have been added here) to mediate a truce in the Middle East, Israeli military planners are preparing for a major assault on Palestinian cities, towns and refugee camps that would be broader and deeper than the offensive undertaken earlier this month, according to Israeli officials.

The officials, speaking on condition they not be identified, emphasized that they intended to give every chance for the cease-fire negotiations under the U.S. envoy, Anthony C. Zinni, to succeed. But they expressed pessimism that the talks would lead to a durable end to violence and terrorist attacks against Israelis.

If the talks fail as Palestinian violence continues, there is widespread and growing support both in Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government and in the army for what one official called a "comprehensive military confrontation" with the Palestinians.

"The next days might be crucial, because if we don't succeed [in the cease-fire talks], we may come to the conclusion that there is no hope, and we have to choose the other way," said one highly placed Israeli official.

The Israeli warnings seem designed both to prepare domestic and international public opinion for a new round of bloodshed, and to induce the Palestinians to crack down on militant groups and accede to Israel's terms for a truce. However, previous warnings have been met with Palestinian threats and attacks. Western criticism of Israeli aggression has generated sympathy for the Palestinian cause.

Sharon's dilemma is that as Israeli and Palestinian casualties have soared in recent months, his popularity has plummetted. Overwhelmingly, opinion polls show that Israelis do not believe the 74-year-old leader has a strategy to extricate the country from one of its deepest crises. When Sharon pleaded with Israelis last month to prepare for a drawn-out struggle, his ratings dipped further. When he also announced last month that his policy was to inflict heavy losses on the Palestinians so they would drop demands unacceptable to Israel, some moderates in his coalition rebeled. His foreign minister, Shimon Peres, has warned repeatedly that there is no military solution to the conflict.

Still, during the past 18 months of Israeli-Palestinian clashes, which have been characterized by a steady escalation of violence on both sides, Israeli officials have frequently telegraphed their punches, as they appear to be doing again.

For instance, early last year, top Israeli generals and officials began speaking openly about the possibility of thrusts into Palestinian-held territory -- a scenario that was then considered drastic. When Israeli forces made their first incursion, there was an international outcry, including harsh criticism from Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. Over time, however, the incursions became routine.

Early this year, senior officials started talking about raids on Palestinian refugee camps, which until then had been regarded as dangerous and off-limits. On Jan. 21, for instance, Sharon said Israel would adopt "totally different tactics" if the Palestinians fired homemade rockets into Israeli territory, which they did five days later.

On Feb. 28, the army attacked the Balata refugee camp near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. In subsequent days, several other camps were attacked -- including the largest, Jabalya, in the Gaza Strip -- in the widest Israeli offensive in the Palestinian areas since 1967.

The army has acknowledged that the two-week offensive, in which more than 150 Palestinians were killed, achieved at best only part of the desired result. Although several thousand Palestinians were rounded up, virtually all of the most-wanted militants eluded capture. Some weapons were seized, and suspected rocket-making workshops were destroyed, but the Palestinians still have plenty of arms, and last week fired a rocket from Gaza into Israeli territory.

The Israeli assault also appeared to do little or nothing to dent the Palestinians' will or ability to attack Israelis. In the week since Israel withdrew from the last major chunks of Palestinian territory it had retaken, there have been almost daily suicide bombings, shootings or attempted terrorist attacks.

Now, the talk is of more aggressive military action.

Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz, the army chief of staff, said Israel's offensive was incomplete. Other officials have noted that the Israeli attacks had an effect in stopping the flow of would-be terrorists out of areas occupied by the army. There is a widely held view in the Israeli army and security circles that the only way to stop terrorist and other attacks on Israelis is to occupy the Palestinian areas where the attackers live and operate -- though even that provides no guarantee, officials acknowledge.

"Let me remind you that during the week of our operation in Ramallah, there was no terrorist attack that came out of Ramallah," said a senior official, referring to the Palestinians' unofficial capital in the West Bank. "And in the days since our withdrawal there have been several attacks [from the city], some of which we succeeded in preventing and some of which we did not."

Officials are reluctant to reveal the details of the military plans, other than to say they could involve the army driving deeper into Palestinian cities, towns and refugee camps than it did this month, staying considerably longer and hunting down more suspected militants.

But the officials are mindful that there are limits. No one in a position of power in Israel is seriously considering a complete and indefinite reoccupation of the West Bank and Gaza, carpet-bombing Ramallah or destroying the Palestinian water and electricity systems, a senior official said. Officials also acknowledged that Israeli planners are sensitive to the political constraints on an all-out offensive, including the fear of igniting a regional war and the likelihood of criticism by the United States.

In Washington, a sharp escalation in Israeli attacks would likely be seen as undermining the Bush administration's efforts to muster Arab support or acquiescence for a campaign against Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq. In Israel, an escalation could destabilize Sharon's coalition government, which includes moderates as well as hard-liners.

Moreover, even some proponents for a major new Israeli offensive say they doubt it would end Palestinian attacks, and could even play into the hands of the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat. "Our dilemma is that all the Palestinians have to do to win is to survive," said one Israeli official. "That makes them a very hard enemy, but it doesn't mean you don't fight them anyway."

Nonetheless, the officials made clear that Israel could not long maintain what they regard as its current posture of restraint, which has been in place for about a week. Under the informal rules of Israel's restraint, the army has not stopped operating. But Israel has refrained from launching air attacks in retaliation for Palestinian suicide bombings.

Israeli newspapers have also reported in recent days that Sharon has told the Bush administration to expect an escalation if no cease-fire is achieved. For instance, Shimon Schiffer, arguably Israel's best-connected political reporter, wrote in the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth today that when Vice President Cheney visited Israel last week, Sharon "reached an agreement" with him that if Zinni's mission fails, Washington would support Israeli strikes on the Palestinians. U.S. officials did not deny the report.

It is unclear when the Israelis would launch a fresh attack, but it probably would not occur while Zinni remains in the region.

Tonight, the fourth meeting in a week of Israeli and Palestinian security commanders under the former Marine Corps general ended without any agreement. Another meeting was scheduled for Monday.

The two sides disagree over the timetable for a truce, and over Israel's demand that Palestinian militants be arrested. The Palestinians are demanding that any truce be followed by a swift resumption of political negotiations that would include a freeze on all construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. Israel refuses to tie the truce talks to the prospect of political concessions, which Sharon believes would constitute a reward for 18 months of renewed Palestinian violence over continuing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

As Israel prepares for the next phase of fighting, many in Sharon's hard-line Likud Party have promoted the option of a devastating attack that would topple Arafat's Palestinian Authority and root out what Israelis call the "infrastructure of terror." Among the advocates is Sharon's foremost rival within Likud, former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a likely challenger for the leadership of the party and the government later this year or next year.

One of Sharon's most important coalition partners, the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, has added its support to a broad assault on the Palestinians. "They need to be the ones who cry uncle, not us," the party leader, Interior Minister Eliahu Yishai, told the newspaper Maariv. "I am a moderate person, and if I say this is the solution, then the situation must really be dire."


By Gideon Samet

[Ha'aretz - Friday, March 22, 2002]: As if blood were not enough, these gloomy days are clouded with lies. Our conflict is complicated enough when the truth is told. It is particularly difficult to deal with, when each side is constantly lying.

The culture of the political lie is as ancient as politics itself, but there are moments in the life of a nation when only the truth can cope with the gravity of a crisis. Israel, the Palestinians - and, unfortunately, the Americans - don't cease wrapping their plans to get out of this mess in pillars of smoke. Should we believe, for example, that the U.S. is really and truly trying to reach an agreement between the Palestinians and us in the foreseeable future?

The question is not being asked with impudence toward our American friends. They want peace. However, on their way to achieving that very difficult goal they face more urgent matters. And some of those tasks contradict the purpose of peace. Attacking Iraq, for example.

The Americans must assume that Israel will not agree to a withdrawal to the 1967 borders. Therefore, too early a drafting of the final agreement maps will antagonize the Arab capitals that America needs on board to deliver its blow to Iraq. Why does Washington need that headache?

Thus, the impending assault on Iraq is hidden behind a thick curtain of smoke imbued with lies. It is impossible to get a clear picture of what took place during the key conversation this week between Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney. According to some reports, Cheney outlined the strategic concept, in which Iraq is the main target. Other reports denied that. The discussions went on for three hours. Even the defense minister and foreign minister don't know the real truth. They were kept away. But in addition to a few close aides, and the fly on the wall of the room in the King David Hotel, there was someone else in the room: businessman Arye Genger, confidant of the prime minister. Sharon is ready to trust him, not his most senior ministers, when the naked truth may have been laid out on the table.

It is most important to know if America wants to postpone the political discussions until it finishes with Iraq. If this is so, until it finally turns to deal with us, it cannot offer the Palestinians, and Arab capitals that support them, any form of political horizon. And without such a view, no real cease-fire is possible. It's doubtful that even for the honor of meeting Cheney, Arafat can give the emergency order to cease the violence.

Arafat's lie is that during the entire period he was unable to give the order. The American lie is that even if Arafat does give it, he won't get a solid promise for a political quid pro quo that he could sell to his people.

And is it true that Sharon has no intention of making a political move? Or is it just a lie being told by his opponents? Sharon is the personification of post-modernist thinking in which it is impossible to accurately distinguish between truth and falsehood, fact and fiction. Was Jane's Foreign Report, the respected journal, accurate this week in its report about Sharon's intentions? There was something familiar in the story: the prime minister has a "grand plan" for war with the Palestinians. It will break out at the same time as the U.S. attack on Iraq, about which Israel will receive advance warning. After defeating the Palestinians, Sharon will make them a generous political offer. Is there secret coordination between Sharon and the Bush administration over such a horrifying scenario, like there was over Lebanon 20 years ago? We may never know.

Nor will we know if the assassinations and incursions into the cities of the West Bank were effective. A Military Intelligence report revealed this week says - somewhat retroactively - that they were not. On the contrary, says the report, the attacks increased the Palestinians' motivation for violence, just as was predicted by a few commentators who dared challenge the stubborn majority.

We won't know the truth about these important matters, nor about smaller, but not less important ones. Did IDF troops, as the Palestinians claim, descend to the level of pillaging during the raids into the West Bank? Or is that just another fantasy? To what extent is Sharon affected by the competition with Netanyahu, and to what measure does that race influence the prime minister's moves? Again, we may never know if the new theory that predicts a moderation in Sharon is true or false: Knowing that he can't beat Netanyahu from the right, it would be better to overtake him from the center.

Even something that was on TV over and over again, seen by hundreds of millions of viewers is shrouded in fog, dressed in doubt. A German television investigation says now that 12-year-old Mohammed a-Dura was killed on the second day of the intifada by Palestinian fire, not Israeli. The truth won't be helped by the IDF Spokesman's decision this week to cease allowing media crews to accompany military operations. The Falklands War was conducted without the press, except for a few court reporters. Maybe that's how to quietly be victorious. Or maybe the truth is too depressing for a nation in crisis, and it would be best to do without it.

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March 2002


Saudi Future Unstable; More Money to Secretly flow to Palestinians
(March 29, 2002)
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Arafat Surrounded - And A Letter from Bir Zeit University near Ramallah
(March 29, 2002)
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(March 28, 2002)
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(March 28, 2002)
In April 1981 Crown Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia unveiled the "Saudi Plan" which then dominated the Arab League summit held in Fez, Morocco, in November.

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(March 28, 2002)
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"The summit is heading toward total chaos"
(March 27, 2002)
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Arafat Unheard at Summit - Secret Israel Phone Calls to Cairo and Amman
(March 27, 2002)
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They Call This A Summit?
(March 26, 2002)
Readers of MER won't be nearly as surprised as most may be that journalists are already proclaiming the grand Arab summit in ruins and as the BBC correspondent concluded this evening, "they might as well go home now before it starts".

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(March 26, 2002)
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(March 26, 2002)
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"Grand Plan" For War On the Palestinians
(March 25, 2002)
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Vital History - Origins of Israel's "Arab Problem"
(March 25, 2002)
In 1947, the then representative of the Zionist Organization in Washington, Nahum Goldman, urged David Ben-Gurion not to declare a "Jewish State" but rather to hold out for finding some way of accomodation with the Palestinians that could lead to a unified "bi-national state" ...

Draft Text of Arab Summit Resolution - More of the Same Sweet Nothings
(March 25, 2002)
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(March 23, 2002)
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Cheney Admits US will attack Iraq 'for Israel's sake'
(March 22, 2002)
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(March 22, 2002)
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(March 22, 2002)
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(March 21, 2002)
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(March 21, 2002)
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(March 20, 2002)
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(March 20, 2002)
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(March 19, 2002)
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(March 18, 2002)
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(March 17, 2002)
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(March 17, 2002)
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(March 16, 2002)
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(March 16, 2002)
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(March 15, 2002)
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(March 15, 2002)
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(March 14, 2002)
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(March 13, 2002)
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(March 12, 2002)
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(March 12, 2002)
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(March 12, 2002)
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(March 11, 2002)
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(March 10, 2002)
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(March 9, 2002)
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The Israeli Spy CoverUp
(March 9, 2002)
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(March 8, 2002)
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(March 8, 2002)
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(March 7, 2002)
Just who pressured FOX News? Why did FOX News cave in so easily? What now months later when an expanded story is not just coming back to life in foreign publications but appears to be the greatest spy scandal ever involving the Israelis spying on the Americans?

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(March 6, 2002)
The world of spying, like the world of "black ops", is full of confusion, disinformation, and false leads. Those in the media, even the biggest establishment news outlets, usually lack the means (as well as the will) to penetrate very far into this world on their own.

LeMonde on the Israeli Spy Ring in U.S.
(March 5, 2002)
Tremendous pressure was brought to bear in a coverup in which the U.S. government is now thought to have participated.

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(March 5, 2002)
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Arafat in Dog Kennel, Sharon in Twilight Zone, Hosni Lost in Space
(March 5, 2002)
After some 20 years in power Hosni Mubarak, chatting with George Bush II today at the White House, has helped lead his country to nowhere, the Palestinians to disaster, and the Arab world to impotent feebleness. More on Mubarak and his shameless Egypt to come -- for he as well as Saudi Abdullah are Lost in Space.

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