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25% of Germans Say Nazi Rule Had Some Good Things
By NY Daily News
A quarter of Germans believe there were some good things about Nazi rule, according to
a poll published Wednesday. The poll follows the firing last month of a popular talk show
host who praised the Third Reich's attitude toward motherhood. The Forsa agency, which
conducted the survey for Stern, asked Germans whether National Socialism also had some
"good sides [such as] the construction of the highway system, the elimination of
unemployment, the low criminality rate [and] the encouragement of the family." Forsa said
25% responded "yes" while 70% said "no." People 60 or older were most likely to see a
positive side to the Nazi era, with 37% answering "yes."
Israeli TV Stations Showing 'Gog and Magog' Charts
By IsraelNationalNews.com & Ha'aretz
Israeli evening newscasts Wednesday prominently featured George W. Bush's comments
regarding a possible breakout of World War III.
Both Channel 2 and Channel 10 showed the world map and sketched the basic alignment of
the two opposing axes in the possible world war, in a way that is bound to evoke
associations of the Gog and Magog prophecy for many viewers. On one side were Israel, the
United States, Britain, France and Germany. On the other were Iran, Russia, China, Syria
and North Korea.
The prophecy of Gog and Magog refers to a great world war centered on the Holy Land and
Jerusalem and first appears in the book of Ezekiel.
Bush on Wednesday warned that a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to a third world war
because of the Islamic state's determination to destroy Israel. "We've got a leader in
Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel," Bush said, referring to Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Wednesday called for a new United Nations
Security Council resolution on Iran, aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear
Israel considers Iran a serious threat because of repeated calls by its president for
the destruction of Israel and its assumed goal of building nuclear weapons. Iran denies
that its nuclear program is military in nature.
Former Mossad Chief: Israel Cannot be Destroyed
Israel cannot be destroyed, former Mossad chief Ephraim Halevy said Wednesday evening.
"(Russian President Vladimir) Putin is not interested in a nuclear Iran," he said, adding
that there was a big chance the Iranians would not achieve what they were after.
Speaking at an event organized by the Lander Institute in Jerusalem, a day before Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert's visit to Moscow and a day after Russian President Putin's visit to
Tehran, Halevy said that "all the problems Israel had were not the result of unidentified
"Iran must be dealt with in two simultaneous ways: They must be pressured through the
global economy, and they must be given an opportunity to talk once they change their ways.
We cannot say that the Iranian threat is an existential threat on the State of Israel. I
believe that the State of Israel cannot be eliminated. It cannot be destroyed because of
things you know and because of things you can imagine."
According to the former Mossad chief, Iran was the big loser of the Second Lebanon War.
"What happened in Lebanon was an Israeli move which hit the Iranians right between the
eyes. They did nothing, absolutely nothing. It was a powerful and direct move by Israel,
and they did nothing. This should teach us that the Iranians are not huge. We saw
ourselves as grasshoppers compared to them. This is our problem."
As for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "Had he not existed, we would have had to
create him. He is doing great things for us."
Addressing Israel's activity in the face of the Iranian nuclear program, Halevy said,
"You should assume that things have been done and things are being done, and assume that
the Jewish mind can create amazing things. Iran is a bitter enemy, but this does not mean
that it should be an enemy forever.
"The situation in Iran has not been particularly good over the past year. The economic
situation is worsening, there is 30 percent inflation, an official unemployment of 25
percent, and in Tehran the unemployment rate is 50 percent.
"Those who elected Ahmadinejad president did not elect him to develop nuclear weapons,
but rather to serve as a successful mayor in Tehran. Students at Tehran's university
chant, 'Death to Ahmadinejad,'" the former Mossad chief concluded.
Rice: There Is Opportunity For Peace in Mideast
By Jim Teeple (VOA-Jerusalem)
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ended four days of talks with Israelis and
Palestinians late Wednesday, saying a Mideast peace conference will take place, but much
work needs to be done in bilateral talks between Israelis and Palestinians before the
meeting gets underway.
Rice said the current situation offers a moment of opportunity for peace between
Israelis and Palestinians -- but she cautioned against raising expectations for the peace
conference which is scheduled to take place in Annapolis, Maryland next month.
"The November meeting is a stop in a process," she said. "There are discussions and
negotiations going on now between Israelis and Palestinians to try and come to
understandings about how they move forward toward the establishment of a Palestinian
Rice says she expects regional participation in the conference and will meet Thursday
with Jordan's King Abdullah in London. Egyptian officials expressed cautious support for
the conference following their talks with Secretary Rice. However, no other Arab states
have so far said whether they will attend the meeting.
Rice said her shuttle diplomacy is the most serious effort yet made by the Bush
administration to bring an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but ultimately
Israelis and Palestinians will have to settle their differences between themselves.
"We, the U.S. cannot substitute for bilateral discussions or agreements between the
parties, but we will try to help when it becomes obvious that perhaps someone is stuck and
our help is needed," said Rice.
After several days of intensive discussions Israelis and Palestinians have yet to agree
on the agenda for the conference. Palestinians say they want a detailed statement of
principles with a timetable for resolving issues like the status of Jerusalem, the
dismantling of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and the issue of refugees.
Israeli officials like Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni say Israel wants to reach agreement
on a broad agenda, but she says Israel is reluctant to offer specific proposals at the
current time, because that could lead to stalemate.
"I believe the right thing to do is to discuss it in a closed room with the Palestinian
side," said Livni. "Basically the idea is not to raise expectations that can lead to
frustration and violence. In the past the idea that we could solve the conflict in a few
days led to frustration and violence."
Palestinians however are expressing frustration with how the talks have proceeded so
far. Following his meeting with Rice, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel
of hindering the effort to reach agreement on a statement of principles. Abbas warned that
time was running out, saying Palestinians will not pay any price to attend the
Speaking in Washington on Wednesday, President Bush said he believes now is the time
for both Israelis and Palestinians to try and resolve their differences. The meeting he
says offers Palestinians the chance for a future state.
"The Palestinians who have been made promises all these years need to see there is a
serious focused effort to step up a state," he said. "And that is important for the people
who reject extremism have something to be for."
Bush also urged other Arab states to participate in the conference. Following the Hamas
takeover of the Gaza Strip in June international efforts to support President Abbas with
aid and diplomatic support were renewed and intensified.
Syrian Confirms Then Denies That Israel Destroyed Nuclear Facility
The United Nations on Wednesday blamed an interpreter's error for
an erroneous report that Syria said an Israeli airstrike hit a Syrian nuclear facility, a
mistake that made headlines in the Middle East and heightened concerns over Damascus'
The earlier report said that a Syrian official admitted that the Israeli operation on
September 6 destroyed a nuclear facility. Syrian officials, including President Bashar
Assad had previously claimed that Israel attacked an abandoned army base or an
During a meeting of the UN Disarmament Commission, the Syrian representative
acknowledged that the target had been the nuclear facility. Israeli Foreign Ministry
officials were also attending. He accused Israel of aggression for targeting the
In Israel, details of the strike, beyond the fact that an operation took place on
September 6 in Syria, are still under gag order. Local media continued to skirt the order
by leaking information to foreign papers and then citing their reports.
Some analysts have said the reason for the continued silence of the Israeli government
on the September 6 attack is to avoid humiliating Assad and leading to a possible military
Ahmadinejad: Iran Doesn't Have Tyrannical Dictators by Kevin Ray (Humor)
After a controversial speech at Columbia University in which Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad now famously said, "Iran doesn't have homosexuals. We do not have this
phenomenon. I don't know who has told you that we have it but they are wrong."
He has now made another seemingly strange comment at an appearance at the King Fahd
University of Saudi Arabia. "Iran doesn't have any tyrannical dictators who pursue nuclear
weapons under the guise of civilian energy programs and who foment war in Iraq and who
want to wipe the Zionist entity off the map. We don't have this phenomenon. I don't know
who has told you that we have it but they are wrong."
According to Ahmadinejad there are a number of other things that also don't exist in
Iran. These things include: crying babies, athlete's foot, inclement weather, body odor,
splinters, gingivitis and pistachios.
Columbia President Lee Bollinger was quick to jump on Ahmadinejad's remarks commenting,
"Mr. Ahmadinejad has demonstrated once again that he is not just a liar, but he is also
deranged. I have been to Iran myself. I have eaten their pistachios. They are lightly
salted and actually quite tasty. The fact that he would claim that they do not exist,
well, the world just doesn't need a person who spreads lies like that. If however, he
would like to come to Columbia University and engage in an open an honest discussion on
the matter, we would love to have him."
In an interesting twist, Bollinger added, "We at Columbia do not invite enemies of the
United States to speak at our University and give them a platform to promulgate their
distorted and dangerous propaganda to the world. We don't have this phenomenon. I don't
know who has told you that we have it, but they are wrong."
(Kevin Ray teaches high school physical education. On weekends he plays goal keeper for
his soccer team the Hamber Griffins.)
'Finish Off What Hitler Started'
A right-wing extremist has been disseminating calls for the assassination of leftists
and Ashkenazim on Internet sites in Israel and abroad.
One film clip posted on YouTube, for instance, declares: "You are about to view a
handful of leftist Ashkenazim that Hitler and Eichmann did not manage to incinerate.
Before we begin, please remember: 90 percent of the moderate left are Ashkenazim!! 100
percent of the extreme left is Ashkenazim."
Next comes a picture of President Shimon Peres with the caption: "The murderer!" It is
followed by pictures of Benjamin Netanyahu, Yossi Beilin and other politicians.
The clip concludes: "Now, after you have seen these unclean Ashkenazim, how degraded
the Ashkenazi race is, and what a pity it is that Hitler and Eichmann did not finish off
the Ashkenazim, I ask of you: Search for information on Google about Stiven Malik; there
'the document' awaits you."
The document in question is also full of incitement to violence: "If only we, too,
could finish what Hitler began by destroying all the Ashkenazim, the descendants of the
Jews who betrayed Germany."
Supportive comments have been posted on the Stiven Malik forum on the Israeli portal
2all; the forum has received thousands of visitors in recent month. Malik's anti-Ashkenazi
incitement can also be found on the Israeli portals Tapuz and goop.co.il and on sites such
A Ha'aretz investigation has concluded that "Malik" is a fictitious name used by a
right-wing extremist who was once affiliated with Baruch Marzel's Jewish Front party, but
was later expelled from it.
After Ha'aretz approached the relevant Israeli portals, some of Malik's writings were
removed. Tapuz said it had given the material to the police, and Peres' office said it had
given it to the Shin Bet security service. YouTube had not responded by press time.
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