Israel to Nuke Germany?
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Israeli professor says "we could destroy all European capitals"
Occupied Jerusalem: 1 February, 2003 (IAP News)
An Israeli professor and military historian hinted that Israel could
avenge the holocaust by annihilating millions of Germans and other
Europeans. Speaking during an interview which was published in
Jerusalem Friday, Professor Martin Van Crevel said Israel had the
capability of hitting most European capitals with nuclear
weapons. "We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and
can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome.
Most European capitals are targets of our air force." Creveld, a
professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem,
pointed out that "collective deportation" was Israel's only
meaningful strategy towards the Palestinian people. "The Palestinians
should all be deported. The people who strive for this (the Israeli
government) are waiting only for the right man and the right time.
Two years ago, only 7 or 8 per cent of Israelis were of the opinion
that this would be the best solution, two months ago it was 33 per
cent, and now, according to a Gallup poll, the figure is 44 percent."
Creveld said he was sure that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
wanted to deport the Palestinians. "I think it's quite possible that
he wants to do that. He wants to escalate the conflict. He knows that
nothing else we do will succeed."
Asked if he was worried about Israel becoming a rouge state if it
carried out a genocidal deportation against Palestinians, Creveld
quoted former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan who said "Israel
must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." Creveld argued that
Israel wouldn't care much about becoming a rouge state. "Our armed
forces are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the
second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with
us. And I can assure you that that this will happen before Israel
Has the world forgotten the revelations made by Mordechai Vanunu, a
former Israeli Nuclear Technician, in late 1986? Israel's nuclear
program began in 1950's through the collaboration of French
government with Israel (David Ben Gurion and Shimon Peres) to set up
a Nuclear reactor and associated facilities in the Negev Desert,
proclaimed in the beginning as a textile factory.
But the U-2 Spy Plane photographs unraveled this mystery, for which
some people believe John F. Kennedy lost his life, because he was
about to disclose the real nature of this facility as determined from
those aerial photographs. Later for many years Israel would not even
allow any American government official to visit that place. But
Vanunu before leaving that place had taken photographs of forbidden
areas that the British authorities conformed as genuine pictures and
estimated around that time that Israel had more than two hundred
nuclear warheads and some were thermo-nuclear devices (aka hydrogen
Here are important dates in Israel's Nuclear Program:
1949: Visit to Israel of French nuclear scientist Francis Perrin.
Israel discovers uranium in the Negev desert.
1952: Creation of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) under
the authority of Defense Ministry. Development of Dostrovsky method
for production of Heavy water.
1953: Department of Nuclear Physics established at the Weizmann
Institute. French-Israeli nuclear cooperation agreement.
1955: First discussion of nuclear cooperation with South Africa.
Start of U.S.-Israeli nuclear cooperation.
1957: Secret agreement with France to build Dimona reactor (initially
dubbed as textile factory) and plutonium separation plant.
1958: Department of Nuclear Science established at the Israel
Institute of Technology (Technion).
1960: Research reactor at Nahal Soreq goes on line. Ben Gurion tells
Kenesset about the Dimona reactor. 1963: Dimona reactor goes on line.
Regular shipments of uranium from South Africa begin.
1966: Levi Wshkol reorganizes Israel Atomic Energy Commission,
Bergmann resigs as Chairman. Eshkol cuts a deal with President
Johnson and freezes Israeli unclear program. Israeli nuclear test in
1967: Degaulle severs ties with Israel. Moshe Dayan launches plans to
accelerate Israel's nuclear program. 1968: Cabinet capitulates to
Dayan's nuclear agenda. CIA suspects Israel of having nuclear weapons.
1972: Technological breakthroughs made in uranium enrichment (laser
1973: Golda Meier gives the order to arm nuclear warheads during Yom
1976: South African President Vorster visits Israel; new nuclear
1977: Israeli-South African test in in Kalahari desert detected by
Soviet satellite and blocked by U.S. intervention.
1979: Israeli-South African test off South Africa coast. VELA
satellite (U.S.) records the explosion signature.
1982: President Reagan sells advanced computers to Iraq.
1. Gaffney, Mark, "DIMONA - The Third Temple? The Story Behind
The Revelation," Amana Books, Brattleboro, VT 1989. ISBN 0-915597-77-
2. Cohen, Avner, "Israel And The Bomb," Columbia University
Press, New York, NY 1998. ISBN 0-231-10482-0.
3. Kohn, Howard, "Who Killed Karen Silkwood?" Summit Books, New
York, NY 1981. ISBN 0-671-43654-6 (pbk) [discusses the missing
uranium from Kerr-McGee Plant in Oklahoma].
4. Landau, Eli, and Eisenberg, Dennis, "Operation Uranium Ship,"
Signet Book, New American Library, Time-Mirror, New York, NY 1977.
5. Cockburn, Andrew & Leslie, "Dangerous Liaison: The Inside
Story of The U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship, " Harper Collins
Publishers, New York, NY 1991. ISBN 0-06-016444-1. (discusses the
missing Uranium from NUMEC plant in Apollo, PA).
6. Toscano, Louis, "Triple Cross: Israel, The Bomb & The Man Who
Spilled The Secrets," A Birchlane Press Book, Published by Carol
Publishing Group, New York, NY 1990. ISBN 1-55972-028-x.
7. Hersh, Seymour M., "The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear
Arsenal and American Foreign Policy," Random House, New York, NY
1991. ISBN 0-394-57006-5
It's not only that Israel has a large stockpile of nuclear weapons,
but she also possesses a large stockpile of Chemical and Biological
weapons. Thus all PEACE-LOVING people must stress upon the United
Nations Weapons Inspection regime that all efforts should be made to
send inspectors to Israel as she poses the greatest threat to PEACE
not only to the Middle East but the entire world.
Why should the West be partial in this regards to disarm Iraq only
and not a state like Israel?
B. A. Syed Member:
Union of Concerned Scientists
Fulbright and NSF/US-AEC Scholar
CPTnet January 30, 2002
HEBRON: Terrorists among the apples
All of Hebron was under total curfew today. As I walked up the street
I soon realized there was trouble at Al Manara. I was horrified when
I saw two tanks and two bulldozers leveling the two blocks of the
produce market. Vegetables and fruits lay scattered and smashed
everywhere, here in this city where many are hungry. Shop owners were
scrambling to save boxes of tomatoes, oranges, bananas and other
My first response was to just stand there, weeping and sobbing. The
scene was so horrifying, so disgusting, so depraved. I could not
emotionally bear it.
The produce market was at Al Manara because the Israeli military
closed the former produce market in response to the massacre of
Muslims in the Ibrahimi Mosque in 1994. In every peace accord since
then, Israel has promised to reopen the market and never done so.
Israeli settlers now live in buildings that housed the vegetable
I started carrying boxes of produce out of the way of the bulldozers
and saved maybe twelve crates of produce from being crushed.
I began confronting soldiers. I asked them if they were proud of what
they were doing, if this is peace, if this is what they want Israel
to become. The soldiers tried their best to ignore me, but I am sure
they heard me. I ignored their commands for me to leave.
Three soldiers aimed their guns at and moved toward a group of
Palestinian bystanders. It looked to me like they were going to
shoot. I quickly jumped in front of the soldiers with my hands raised
and the soldiers immediately left.
I then knelt in the street in prayer, with my hands raised. I felt
alone, weak, helpless. I could only cry out to God.
Later in the afternoon I went back to Al Manara and watched shop
owners dig through the huge piles of rubble, trying to salvage what
The Israeli military had put all of Hebron under total curfew today,
saying they were looking for terrorists. Now I wonder if there really
were terrorists hidden among the apples and oranges. Or, are Israeli
soldiers committing acts of terrorism against the civilian population
I fear for what may come next.
7) 3 Killed 10 Injured in Tulkarem.
From: "International Solidarity Movement"
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:03:20 +0200
At 3pm yesterday Israeli undercover forces fired into a crowd of
civilians in the area near Khodori Technical College, injuring 9
people, 2 of which were critically wounded.
As the crowd fled, the 2 critically injured men were forced to lie
face down on the ground. One was Eyze Jabar, 27, who was linked to
the Al-Aqsa Brigade and was the apparent target of the attack. The
other was Baddeea Kakurah, 26, a sweet shop owner with no political
Witnesses reported to the ISM that both men were unarmed and executed
by bullets fired into the backs of their heads.
The soldiers then drove around Tulkarem, firing rubber bullets at
children who threw stones at them and taking prisoner between 14 and
At 2.15 this morning Israeli soldiers also shot a 20 year old unarmed
man in the arm and back while he stood in front of his home in
Tulkarem Refugee Camp. The shots were fired from a neighboring house
which the soldiers had secretly occupied during the night.
When the ambulance sent to retrieve the man arrived at Tulkarem
Hospital it was rear ended by an Israeli Army jeep. The soldiers in
the jeep then dismounted and assaulted the driver by punching him in
the face repeatedly before forcing him to follow them to their
At the headquarters the soldiers beat the man again and threatened to
kill him while the wounded man was transferred to an Israeli
ambulance which took him to a hospital in Israel.
Qalqilya: 800 Olive Trees Uprooted from Kufer Thulth - 2000 trees
face similar fate
Hear Palestine - Feb 1, 2003
The Israeli occupation army today uprooted over 800 olive trees from
the town of Kufer Thulth in Qalqilya, for the purpose of what is
referred to by the Israeli occupation regime as the "Isolation Wall".
Israeli bulldozers at noon uprooted 822 olive trees in the area
between Kufer Thulth town and Azoun, northeast Qalqilya. Over 2000
olive trees face similar threats under the same pretext.
Israeli bulldozers are in the process of constructing a road 2 km
long and 100 meters wide for the same purpose, which threatens to
destroy hundreds of dunums of land and to isolate thousands of more
dunums to the other side of the wall.
Qalqilya City continues to be placed under tight military siege. The
residents are prevented from entering or leaving the city. Occupation
soldiers based at the only entrance to the city held dozens of people
at noon today for several hours under humiliating measures and
prevented them from crossing.
The Qalqilya-Nablus continues to be closed and farmers prevented from
reaching their land.
Two Palestinians escape from Israeli concentration camp in West Bank
Occupied Jerusalem: 21 January, 2003 (IAP News)
Two Palestinian internees succeeded on Tuesday in escaping from an
Israeli army concentration camp near Ramallah, Palestinian and
Israeli sources said.
The sources said that the two internees made a gap into the fence of
the Ufer concentration camp through which they escaped.
The Israeli army described the two internees as "terrorists", the
label Israel uses when referring to all Palestinian resistance
activists fighting Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian
Following the incident, the Israeli army imposed a hermetic lockdown
on hundreds of thousands of Palestinian civilians in the central part
of the West Bank.
Palestinian sources said Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers
were provocatively patrolling the streets of Palestinian towns and
opening fire into the ether, apparently to terrorize civilians.
There are at least five large concentration camps in Israel proper
and the West Bank in which thousands of Palestinian internees are
incarcerated in squalid and appalling conditions.
The largest and most notorious of these concentration camps is
called "Ketzeot" and is located in the Negev desert not far from the
Israeli army dynamites four bridges in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Jan 25: Israeli forces dyamited four road overpasses on
Saturday, isolating the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun
after rockets were fired on Israeli territory from the area a day
earlier, Palestinian and Israeli military sources said.
That followed a vow by Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz on Friday to
carry out a string of operations to "shake up" the area following
the rocket attacks.....(AFP)
American-supplied Israeli apache helicopters attack Gaza Church,
leave widespread destruction
Gaza City: 25 January, 2003 (IAP News)
America-supplied Israeil apache helicopter gunships have attacked an
Anglican Church in the heart of the Gaza Strip, inflicting
widespread destruction and causing the death of at least two
persons. We have received the following report on the latest Israeli
There is broken glass everywhere; on the floors, covering the tables,
covering papers, on beds. The Christian leaders of Gaza have
gathered to offer their support and condemn the bombing of St.
Philip's Episcopal Church, located within the Ahli Arab Hospital
compound. The Church is in the center of the hospital complex, and
surrounded by buildings flying the Red Cross and Anglican flags.
All day a steady flow of friends and visitors came to ay `Illhamdillah
Salameh', `thank God you are safe.'
At about 2:15 last night, Dr. Salah, Ahli Arab Hospital's physician
on call, awoke to the sound of an explosion in the distance. The
next explosion was nearer and louder, and the electricity failed.
Within the next few minutes he saw the distinctive light of a missile
approaching. As he lay in his third floor bed, he watched as the
missile passed within 10 meters of his head and hit St. Philip's
Church. It came slowly, and he describes `the storm of wind and
glass passing like a train through his bedroom'. There was glass
everywhere; in his bed, in his hair, covering the floor.
An elderly woman had arrived at the emergency room, just prior to the
attack. She came because she was terrified, and was suffering from
high blood pressure. The doctor began to examine her and just then
the missile hit next door, and throwing him to the ground. It took a
few minutes for the electrical generator to come on, and by the time
he was able to get to her, she had died. `She died of fear.'
Built at the turn of the last century, St. Philip's Episcopal Church
was reconsecrated in 1996, by Bishops Samir Kafity and Riah Abu El-
Assal, in the presence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. George
Carey; The Presiding Bishop of the US, Edmund Browning, and thirty-
four other Primates of the Anglican Communion, along with President
Arafat. It's century old stained class windows were shattered, and
crystal from it's chandeliers littered the floor. The missile entered
through the roof, and left a meter wide hole in the floor. The
alter was covered with plaster and a nearby hymnal pierced with
shrapnel. Suhaila Tarazi, Ahli director, said `we collected money
from so many individuals who supported the renovation of the Church,
and in a minute it is gone.' The building was structurally
reinforced with the remodeling, but it is an old building, and the
walls showed numerous deep cracks.
The destruction did not stop with the Church. The Pediatric Clinics
were damaged as well, with the collapse of the false ceiling and
ventilation system. Throughout the hospital; the physical therapy
building, the staff accommodations, the laboratory, medical records,
the morgue, the library glass littered the floors, windows were
broken, doors separated from their frames by the force of the blast.
The damage to the hospital is extensive, and many more old buildings
showed structural cracks. Boys from the neighborhood collected
Everyone at the Hospital today spoke about why this happened. No one
could imagine it was an accident. The area surrounding the Church
was covered with the wire filaments that come from guided missiles.
Hospital employees pointed out that they are nowhere near other
apartment buildings, government or military facilities. Consensus
was that this was a precisely targeted attack, how could it be
otherwise? Apache helicopters had not only fired the missile, they
had returned to film the results of their attack. These were shown
on early morning Israeli television.
Dr. Salah continued, `Ahli Arab Hospital is like a small family, we
all feel connected. I have been through so many attacks, but never
imagined our hospital would be hit, or the Church. It is a holy
place. We are strong, we will survive. The hospital is running and
it is going to continue to run for a long time.'
Dr. Nabila, an internist, is Ahli's only female physician. Last
night tanks surrounded her family's four story apartment building.
They were given five minutes to evacuate, leaving with only the
nightclothes they wore. The entire neighborhood was evacuated.
Those who specialize in destruction then entered to plant vacuum
bombs, which destroyed the building with such force that cement
blocks are scattered over a kilometer. Today the streets are filled
with neighbors and friends who are staring at the destruction, while
children gather to look.
Suhaila Tarazi moved through the different buildings of the hospital,
shaking hands, accepting words of support from the steady stream of
visitors, staff and neighbors. `God forgive them they do not know
what they are doing. Despite this we will continue our mission of
love and peace to all people. I call upon our friends, all over the
world, to keep us in your prayers and help us to overcome this
tragedy. To work hard with us, because I am sure that one day peace
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