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Israel Plans to Place Bus in Front of UN Building


The Israeli Defense Ministry intends to place the remnants of a bus, which was hit by an anti-tank missile in the Negev earlier this year, in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York.

A boy was killed in the missile attack and the measure is being planned ahead of next week's UN General Assembly vote on the recognition of a Palestinian Authority state in Israel's Judea and Samaria regions.

Minister Edelstein: PA Wants Apartheid


Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein accused the PLO of advocating apartheid, in comments he made Wednesday. He was referring to statements made by Maen Areikat, the PLO's ambassador to the United States, who met with reporters Tuesday in Washington D.C. and confirmed that Jews would not be allowed to live in the future state of Palestine.

"After endless campaigns of delegitimization against Israel, and attempts to brand it as an apartheid state, it turns out that the Palestinians are the ones interested in apartheid," accused Edelstein. "I wonder if Areikat's statement that the two nations need to live separately means that one million Israeli Arabs are not of his people."

The Weekly Standard's John McCormack reported that Areikat claimed the state of "Palestine" would tolerate minorities. "Asked by the Daily Caller's Jamie Weinstein if, following the establishment of a Palestinian state, 'there would be no Jews in the West Bank or Gaza,' Areikat answered in the affirmative.'We have to be separated, we have to work on our own national identities,' he said."

Ahmadinejad Rails at `Zionist Medicine'; Claims Jews Started WWI and WW2

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a viral twist (pun intended, ed.), has turned his anti-Israel wrath on "Zionist medicine" that has "commercialized and misused pharmaceutical knowledge," he told a United Nations agency.

"The Zionist and western capital holders have changed all human and cultural concepts in the world so widely that treatment is completely considered as a business in the world today," Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with World Health Organization Regional Director, Hassan Abdolrazzaq Jazzayeri, in Tehran on Tuesday night.

The semi-official Fars News Agency reported that Ahmadinejad said Iran's diverse geography grows more than 7,500 species of plants, claiming that approximately 1,800 of which can be used in medicine. "We should revive our traditional medicine which is in harmony with our culture and is naturally cheaper and more useful," Ahmadinejad advised.

His statement that "Zionist" pharmaceutical companies "have changed all human and cultural concepts" could be well-received by Israel and most of the world. After all, Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals is the world's largest manufacturer of generic medicines, helping to lower the cost of medicine. Teva and other local companies, such as Kamada, have pioneered successful new drugs to fight multiple sclerosis, diabetes and other diseases.

Ahmadinejad also accused Israel of perpetuating terror, and blamed the "Zionist regime" for starting both the first and second world wars. "The Zionist regime is always doing the same thing. They destroy people's homes and raze them to the ground," Ahmadinejad told the Washington Post on Tuesday. "They have created a few major wars. They continue to assassinate and terrorize people; they continue their policy of coercion against other nations, including Iran."

The Iranian leader slammed the West for supporting the Jewish state, accusing the United States of sacrificing its "whole population" for "the interests of a few hundred Zionists."

"I think an important question that must be answered is, why do all US administrations always support the Zionist regime?" Ahmadinejad pondered. "The United States is 10,000 kilometers away from Palestine and other nations in the region are against the Zionists, but the United States and its allies in Europe continue to support the Zionist regime. Why? I think you should have a referendum in the United States to see if the people want to use their resources and taxes for a number of killers," he added.

Dubbing Zionism "A dreadful party, a feared party," Ahmadinejad claimed that the movement "was behind the First World War and the Second World War. Whenever there is a conflict or war — this party is behind it."

He expressed hope that the Palestinians' drive for recognition at the United Nations will be successful, noting that the Islamic Republic is "against killing and massacres. We are against occupation. That should be the beginning of the liberation of the entire Palestinian land," Ahmadinejad said of the PA's impending UN bid. "The Palestinian nation existed before the Palestinians had unwanted guests pour into Palestine with guns."

NYC Subways to Carry Anti-Israel Ads


Pro-Arab lobbies are funding anti-Israel posters that are to be placed at 18 New York City subway stations this month, part of a nationwide campaign supporting the Palestinian Authority and urging a halt to American military aid to Israel.

The slick advertising program includes pictures of cleanly scrubbed Arab and Jewish children as well as depictions of armed Israeli soldiers detaining Arab terror suspects. The "Two Peoples, One Future" group is carrying out the "Be On Our Side" campaign.

The national campaign has sparked controversy over the definition of political advertising and whether public companies should accept such advertising. The Supreme Court, in a previous ruling, decided that the political advertising is protected under the First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech. However, Seattle nixed an anti-Israel campaign earlier this year because it was deemed offensive.

The campaign includes a picture depicting an IDF soldier in a negative light, apparently threatening three Arab women with his rifle, and is accompanied by the headline, "Israel Putting Your Tax Dollars to Work." The month-long campaign will advertise on subway platform posters in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee public relations director Faris Bouhafa told The Los Angeles Times, "Israel has censored press coverage over there, and the American public needs to know what's going on."

Ads already appear in Washington's transit system despite dozens of complaints. "This is doing nothing to bring about peace in the Middle East," said Tom Neumann, executive vice president of B'nai B'rith International. It is not known whether Israel is planning a counter campaign, but the Americans For a Strong Israel (AFSI) organization is mobilizing to do so.

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