Jews to be forcibly removed from Judaism’s oldest city

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With hundreds of thousands of arabs in illegal outposts, PM Olmert, is directing the IDF forces against two Jewish families. Fresh from ordering security forces to destroy a synagogue built by Jews to pray near Joseph’s Tomb, Olmert now has directed his forces to forcibly evict two families that moved into a market in Jewish sections of Hebron, the oldest Jewish community in the world.The evictions are scheduled for today. Israel says the occupation of market by the two families is illegal since their arrival wasn’t coordinated with the Israeli military. The last time a coordination was arranged – and

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Tales from the underground

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From Tales from the underground: With the green lawns of the Charles Clore Park on three sides and the azure waters of the Mediterranean on the fourth, the stone and black glass Etzel Museum building on the Tel Aviv shoreline is certainly impressive. A blue cloudless sky and attractive layered Jaffa skyline in the near distance are additional factors making the museum building stand out – while at the same time somehow blending in with its surroundings. An enormous Israeli flag flaps high in the sea breeze above the museum, built over the ruins of a former Ottoman-period building. The

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New immigrants shape their identity around the Altalena story

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It is hard to fathom, hard to comprehend, hard to accept. I still don’t understand why this happened. From Ha’aretz: On June 22, about 100 people climbed aboard the ship Sababa in Jaffa port, and sailed toward Tel Aviv. On board were veterans of the prestate Etzel underground and Russian-speaking new immigrants. They were sailing to the point where the arms-laden Altalena sank 59 years ago after being fired on by order of prime minister David Ben-Gurion. Etzel (the Irgun Zvai Leumi) had bought the arms and was led by Menachem Begin. While Etzel veterans have learned to keep to

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