Archive for April 21st, 2008

Lawmaker Asks Rice to Revoke Jimmy Carter’s Passport

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Finally, someone with some sense!!!

A Republican congressional leader called on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to revoke former President Jimmy Carter’s passport in response to his traveling to Syria and Egypt to meet with delegations from the terrorist group Hamas.

Since 1995, the Palestinian organization has officially been designated by the United States as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

“Former President Carter has acted in contradiction of international agreements to isolate Hamas,” said Rep. Sue Myrick, deputy Republican whip in the House. “He has acted in defiance of both United States policy and international policy.”

After Hamas won the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections, Washington, along with the United Nations, the European Union and Russia called on Hamas to renounce terror, recognize Israel and recognize the previous agreements between the Palestinian Authority and Israel as they seek an agreement to make peace. Hamas has categorically rejected these three conditions for more than two years.

Carter met Thursday with Mahmoud Zahar, a top Hamas leader with control over militants in the Gaza Strip, after meeting Tuesday with a high-ranked Hamas politician. Carter reportedly hugged and kissed another Hamas leader Tuesday in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Carter’s embrace of Nasser Shaer, a senior Hamas politician, at a closed-door reception organized by Carter’s office was reported by several news outlets.

“He gave me a hug. We hugged each other, and it was a warm reception,” Shaer said. “Carter asked what he can do to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israel … and I told him the possibility for peace is high.”

But the heaviest criticism for Carter came over a meeting on Friday and Saturday with Hamas’ exiled leader Khaled Meshal. The U.S. has designated Meshal, who is said to be responsible for the deaths of more than two dozen Americans, a terrorist.

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Happy Passover to Our Jewish Friends

Monday, April 21st, 2008

The Jewish holiday of Passover started on Sunday. We would like to wish them a very Happy and Joyous Passover Holiday!!

‘Expelled’ Movie Opens in Box Office Top 10

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Opening on about half the screens of other top 10 movies, “Expelled,” Ben Stein’s documentary on academia’s censorship of any ideas hinting of intelligent design, scored an impressive $3.2 million in its opening weekend – more than all but eight other movies.

“Expelled” rolled out in 1,052 theaters, compared with 3,151 for the top grosser, “The Forbidden Kingdom.”

The movie, promoted heavily in conservative and Christian circles throughout the U.S., performed much better than the weekend’s other new current-affairs documentary, “Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?” That movie, the second feature from “Super Size Me” filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, banked a mere $143,299 in 102 locations, for a terrible $1,405 average. “Expelled” brought in nearly $3,000 per screen.

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Carter: “Hamas Ready for Peace” Meanwhile Terrorist Attack Israeli Crossing

Monday, April 21st, 2008

A perfect example of the sincerity of terrorist; tell a former statements that they want peace while attacking their enemy at the same time.

JERUSALEM — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Monday that Hamas — the Islamic militant group known for its suicide bombings and rocket attacks on Israel — is prepared to accept the Jewish state’s right to “live as a neighbor next door in peace.”

Hamas is also ready prepared to accept the outcome of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, provided it is approved in a Palestinian referendum, or by a Palestinian government chosen in new elections, Carter said.

However, a Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip said Hamas wouldn’t be bound by a referendum’s results.

In the past, Hamas officials have said they would establish a “peace in stages” if Israel were to withdraw to the frontiers it held before the 1967 Mideast War. But it has been evasive about how it sees the final borders of a Palestinian state, and has not abandoned its official call for Israel’s destruction.

Meanwhile, in the real world of Hamas:

Two IDF soldiers were moderately wounded and 11 others were lightly wounded Saturday morning at the Kerem Shalom crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, when Hamas gunmen initiated a coordinated attack on the Israeli side of the crossing, which included heavy gunfire, mortar shell barrages and two car bombs.

The attack began close to 7 a.m. when two vehicles arrived at the crossing under the cover of heavy fog and one of them detonated near army forces, wounding the 13 soldiers. The second booby-trapped car was spotted by troops after the initial explosion and did not go off, the army said.

Immediately afterwards, an armored car – which may have once belonged to Fatah security forces – arrived at the scene, and its occupants began firing at the soldiers, backed by heavy mortar shell barrages.

Four gunmen, including the driver of the car bomb, were believed to have been killed in the explosion and the exchanges of fire that ensued. Forces then entered Gaza in order to search for remaining members of the cell.

Meanwhile, another armored vehicle was identified approaching the Kissufim crossing, north of Kerem Shalom. An IDF tank fired at the vehicle and hit it, apparently preventing a second attack.

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