THIS BLOG IS NOW CLOSED

Ramon Bennett, the writer of these blog postings, regrets to announce that his blog is now closed for the foreseeable future due to his desire to concentrate upon completing a number of books and the writing of the Update, the ministry’s newsletter. Ramon thanks the hundreds of people who have logged into the blog every…

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Peace: the road that leads to war — Part 12

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO): In January 1995, sixteen months after the signing of the Declaration Of Principles (DOP) in Oslo and just eight months after the signing of the peace agreement in Cairo between the PLO and Israel, the PLO leader—the late Yasser Arafat—gave a speech on “Fatah Day”—the PLO’s annual celebration commemorating the start…

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Peace: the road that leads to war — Part10

THE METHOD HAFEZ ASSAD—father of current Syrian president, Bashir—used to muzzle the press against publishing stories considered by Damascus as “unfriendly to Syria” was by shooting the journalists. Reuter correspondent Bernd Debusman was shot in the back four times as he walked home in Beirut. His crime was that he mentioned that Assad belonged to…

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Peace: the road that leads to war — Part 9

SYRIA: Some ten years or more ago, for months, the news media carried reports of a change in mood among the Syrians. In the beginning of 1994 the English-language Jerusalem Post quoted former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as saying that Syria was “keen to have peace” and that “Syria understands peace means full normalization with…

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Peace: the road that leads to war — Part 8

JORDAN (CONT.) Unlike Israel’s overwhelming majority Knesset vote in favor of the peace treaty with Jordan—105 for the treaty, 3 against, and 6 abstentions—Jordan’s parliament only ratified it by a vote of 55 for, 23 against and 2 abstentions. And that vote only came “after many members attacked the accord as a total sellout of…

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Peace: the road that leads to war — Part 7

JORDAN: Of all the Arabs surrounding Israel, Jordan’s late King Hussein was the exception—he had genuinely wanted to cooperate with Israel for years. But the king remembered that his grandfather, King Abdullah, moved to make peace with Israel and was assassinated on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, in July 1951. From the 1967 Six-Day War…

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Peace: the road that leads to war — Part 6

ONE OF THE AGREEMENTS THAT make up the Egypt-Israel peace treaty is a ban on hostile propaganda. The government controlled Egyptian press is the mouthpiece for the ruling party and prints nothing that the president does not want printed. The Egyptian press is described as being “full of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish venom, preaching hatred and…

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Peace: the road that leads to war — Part 5

PROFESSIONAL OPINIONS BASED ON information gathered by Israeli intelligence directly oppose what politicians and the news media tell the world. The question we need to ask ourselves is: whom should we believe, politicians, the TV news, or Israeli intelligence? Here we will look at some recent actions, statements and situations of those who have signed…

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