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Friday August 1, 2003

Palestinians Demand Israel Free Prisoners (AP) By Mohammed Daraghmeh NABLUS, West Bank 08/01/03 3:08 PM)

[Par-14-Bias-Falsehood] Abbas fears a crackdown on militant groups could spark civil war. Israel has said it will continue to build the disputed barrier and announced plans for 22 new housing units in a Gaza Strip settlement, despite a road map requirement that it freeze settlement activity.

SHOULD READ>-- Abbas fears a crackdown on terrorist organizations could spark civil war. Israel insists on building a "security fence" because the Palestinian Authority refuses to comply with the "road map," that demands the "dismantlement of the terrorist capabilities and infrastructure," and the "confiscation of illegal weapons." Israel also announced plans for 22 new housing units in a Gaza Strip community. The road map "freezes all settlement activity" only after "Israel withdraws from Palestinian areas occupied from September 28, 2000."

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Thursday July 31, 2003

Israel to Widen Settlement Despite Plan (AP) By MARK LAVIE JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/31/03 3:53 PM)

[Par-1-Bias] JERUSALEM - Israel said Thursday it would build new housing in a Gaza Strip settlement, angering Palestinians and raising questions about implementation of the U.S.-backed "road map" peace plan.

SHOULD READ>-- Israel said Thursday it would build new housing in a Gaza Strip community, as Palestinians continued to demand Israeli concessions, by stipulatating "conditions" for maintaining their temporary "ceasefire initiative." Questions remain about the implementation of the U.S.-backed "road map" peace plan which demands an"unconditional ceasefire."

... "new (Jewish) housing in a Gaza Strip settlement" IS "raising questions about implementation of the U.S.-backed road map."... ISRAEL IS REQUIRED TO "withdraw from Palestinian areas occupied from September 28, 2000,'' AFTER THE "new" PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY LEADERSHIP COMPLIES WITH THE ACTIONABLE SECURITY REQUIREMENTS DEMANDED IN THE "road map." THIS MUST BE DONE FIRST - IN ORDER TO BRING ABOUT THE NECESSARY CONDITIONS FOR ISRAEL TO "'withdraw from Palestinian areas,'' WHICH IS THE TRIGGER THAT! "freezes all settlement activity, consistent with the Mitchell report."

THE ROAD MAP STARTS BY STATING THAT... ''A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will only be achieved through an end to violence and terrorism, when the Palestinian people have a leadership acting decisively against terror''

CLEARLY THE ''Palestinian people have a leadership'' THAT REFUSES TO ACT ''decisively against terror.'' AS A MATTER OF FACT IN CAIRO, EGYPT ON JULY 22ND EN ROUTE TO WASHINGTON FOR HIS FIRST VISIT WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, MAHMOUD ABBAS STATED THAT... "Cracking down on Hamas, Jihad and the Palestinian organizations is not an option at all."

1... "Palestinians immediately undertake an unconditional cessation of violence"... THIS HAS NOT BEEN DONE. THE PALESTINIAN "temporary, conditional ceasefire initiative" FROM ITS INCEPTION ATTACHES "conditions" FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION.
2..."Palestinians and Israelis resume security cooperation based on the Tenet work plan to end violence, terrorism, and incitement through restructured and effective Palestinian security services."... DID NOT "end violence, terrorism, and incitement" - HAS NO "effective" "restructured Palestinian security services" - CONTINUES TO REUSE TO START THE "dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure." - WILL NOT COMMENCE WITH THE "confiscation of illegal weapons" - OBVIOUSLY NOT "free of association with terror and corruption." ON THE CONTRARY, THE "new" PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY LEADERSHIP HAS PARTNERED WITH THREE OF THE MAIN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS IN A TEMPORARY "ceasefire initiative" DISQUALIFYING THEM FROM BEING "free of association with terror."
3.... "Palestinians undertake comprehensive political reform... free, fair and open elections"... HAS NOT HAPPENED.
4... "Israel withdraws from Palestinian areas occupied from September 28, 2000 and the two sides restore the status quo that existed at that time, as security performance and cooperation progress. Israel also freezes all settlement activity, consistent with the Mitchell report."... (FYI) THE OSLO ACCORDS WHICH WOULD BE THE "status quo that existed at that time" DOES NOT REQUIRE AN ISRAELI FREEZE ON LEGAL SETTLEMENTS. ISRAEL IS UNABLE TO "withdraw from Palestinian areas occupied from September 28, 2000" BECAUSE THE "new" PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY LEADERSHIP REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH ITS VITAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS - AGREED TO IN PAST SIGNED AGREEMENTS AND NOW REITERATED AGAIN IN THE ROAD MAP.

TEXT, ROAD MAP DEMANDS THAT LEAD TO A SETTLEMENT FREEZE
Phase I: Ending Terror And Violence, Normalizing Palestinian Life, and Building Palestinian Institutions -- Present to May 2003
In Phase I, the Palestinians immediately undertake an unconditional cessation of violence according to the steps outlined below; such action should be accompanied by supportive measures undertaken by Israel. Palestinians and Israelis resume security cooperation based on the Tenet work plan to end violence, terrorism, and incitement through restructured and effective Palestinian security services. Palestinians undertake comprehensive political reform in preparation for statehood, including drafting a Palestinian constitution, and free, fair and open elections upon the basis of those measures. Israel takes all necessary steps to help normalize Palestinian life. Israel withdraws from Palestinian areas occupied from September 28, 2000 and the two sides restore the status quo that existed at that time, as security performance and cooperation progress. Israel also freezes all settlement activity, consistent with the Mitchell report.

[Par-4-Bias-Falsehood] On June 29, Palestinian groups called a limited cease-fire, greatly reducing violence, but Israel is insisting that violent militant groups be disarmed. Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, who met Bush on Friday, is resisting a crackdown, fearing a civil war.

SHOULD READ>-- On June 29, three of the main Islamic terrorist organizations in "unity" agreement with the "new" Palestinians Authority leadership, unilaterally declared a conditional, temporary cease-fire, reducing violence. But the "road map" demands the "dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure" and that a "rebuilt" security authority be "free of association with terror." Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas refuses to comply with this vital demand, stating in Cairo on his way to the White House for the first time, that "Cracking down on Hamas, Jihad and the Palestinian organizations is not an option at all."

... "Israel is insisting that violent militant groups be disarmed"... WRONG AGAIN.
... "Mahmoud Abbas, who met Bush on Friday, is resisting a crackdown"... WRONG.

[Par-5-Bias-Falsehood] Sharon said subsequent phases of the road map cannot start until all the elements of previous stages are implemented.

SHOULD READ>-- The "Performance Based Road Map" stipulates that subsequent phases cannot proceed, until all the elements of previous stages are implemented.

"Sharon said subsequent phases of the road map cannot start"... WRONG AGAIN.

[Par-14-Bias-Falsehood] Palestinians demand that all settlements in the West Bank and Gaza be removed as part of the creation of a Palestinian state. The "road map" leads through three stages to that end, but beyond the freeze and removal of unauthorized Israeli outposts, it leaves the fate of the settlements for final-status negotiations.

SHOULD READ>-- Palestinians demand that all settlements in Judea Samaria (the West Bank) and Gaza be removed to make way for the Palestinian state. The "road map" leads through three stages, but beyond the freeze and removal of illegal Israeli outposts, it leaves the fate of legal Israeli settlements for final-status negotiations.

"The 'road map' leads through three stages to that end´´... CLEARLY IMPLICATING THAT THE ROAD MAP REQUIRES "all settlements in the West Bank and Gaza be removed," THE ROAD MAP DOES NOT REQUIRE THE REMOVAL OF ANY "settlements". THIS IS (AP) FALSEHOOD THAT MISLEADS, IN A BIASED SLANT THAT IS BEYOND BELIEF.

[Par-15-Bias-Falsehood] Since the truce declaration, Palestinians have been demanding that Israel release thousands of prisoners. Israel is offering to free a few hundred.

SHOULD READ>-- Since the conditional, temporary cease fire declaration, Palestinians have been unilaterally demanding that Israel release thousands of prisoners. Israel has decided in a "good will gesture" to release a few hundred that do not have "blood on their hands." The prisoner issue is not part of the road map and has been imposed by the Palestinians as a "condition" for maintaining their temporary "ceasefire initiative," which is supposed to be an "unconditional ceasefire" according to the "road map" framework.

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Israel Digs in on Settlements; Peace Hopes Slip (REUTERS) By Timothy Heritage JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/31/03 01:02 PM ET)

[Par-1-Bias-Falsehood] JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel announced plans on Thursday to build new homes at a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip in defiance of a U.S.- backed peace plan, just a day after President Bush said the initiative was on track.

SHOULD READ>-- JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel announced plans on Thursday to build new homes at a Jewish community in the Gaza Strip which the U.S.- backed peace plan eventually calls for a freeze on, just a day after President Bush said the initiative was moving forward.

HOW CAN "new homes at a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip" BE IN "defiance" OF "the U.S.- backed peace plan," WHEN THE "new" PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY LEADERSHIP REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH THE ACTIONABLE DEMANDS THAT MUST BE DONE - IN ORDER TO BRING ABOUT THE REQUIREMENTS - THAT "freezes all settlement activity, consistent with the Mitchell report."

[Par-11-Bias-Falsehood] The road map calls for Israel to freeze "all settlement activity" but the Israeli government says existing settlements should be allowed "natural growth" within their boundaries.

SHOULD READ>-- The road map eventually calls for Israel to freeze ´´all settlement activity´´ but the Israeli government says existing settlements allow for ´´natural growth´´ within their boundaries.

[Par-12-Bias-Falsehood] The international community views all Jewish settlements on occupied territory as illegal. Israel disputes this.

SHOULD READ>-- The international community views all Jewish settlements in legally administered territories, as illegitimate. Israel argues that no international law exists forbidding Jews from choosing to live anywhere - least of all in the internationally recognized Jewish historical homeland, that became known as Palestine.

[Par-16-Bias-Falsehood] The two ministers failed to make any progress on a release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, a gesture the Palestinians consider vital to progress on the road map.

SHOULD READ>-- The two ministers failed to make any progress on a release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, a "condition" the Palestinians stipulate in order to maintain their temporary "ceasefire initiative." The "road map" demands a Palestinian "unconditional ceasefire"

... "a gesture the Palestinians consider vital to progress on the road map."... DO OR DIE BLACKMAIL. THIS SO CALLED"gesture" WHICH THE "Palestinians consider" SO "vital" IS IN FACT A DEMAND FOR ISRAELI CONCESSIONS - AS A "CONDITION" FOR MAINTAINING THEIR UNILATERALLY DECLARED CONDITIONAL, TEMPORARY "ceasefire initiative."

[Par-19-Bias-Falsehood] Mistrust runs deep on several issues, including a barrier which Israel is building in the West Bank. Israel says it is needed to stop suicide bombers but the Palestinians say it grabs territory they want for their independent state.

SHOULD READ>-- Mistrust runs deep on several issues, including a barrier which Israel is building in the West Bank. Israel says it is needed to stop suicide murder-bombers because the Palestinians Authority refuses to dismantle the "terrorist infrastructure and capabilities" as demanded in the "road map."

[Par-20-Bias-Falsehood] Israel says progress is possible only if the Palestinians crack down on militants. The Palestinians have rejected the calls, saying a crackdown would start civil war. (© Reuters 2003 07/31/03)

SHOULD READ>-- The road map stipulates that progress is possible only if the Palestinians dismantle the ´´terrorist infrastructure and capabilities.´´ The Palestinians refuse to comply with this vital road map security demand, saying a crackdown would start civil war.

MORE PLO/PA BREECHES OF THE ROAD MAP...
The PLO/PA IN ''unity agreement'' WITH THE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS OF HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD AND FATAH'S ''military wing'' AL AKSA MARTYRS BRIGADES REPRESENTS ROAD MAP MATERIAL BREECH #1... THE ROAD MAP DEMANDS THE ''new" Palestinians leadership BE ''free of association with terror and corruption.'' THE ''new leadership'' IS NOT ''new'', AND IT'S NOT ''free of association with terror and corruption.''

MATERIAL BREECH #1: NOT ''free of association with terror and corruption.''
THE PLO/PA-TERROR PARTNERSHIP ''Conditions'' ITS UNILATERALLY DECLARED, TEMPORARY ''CEASEFIRE INITIATIVE'' ON ISRAELI CAPITULATION TO THEIR DEMAND TO RELEASE ALL CRIMINALS WITH ''BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS'' FROM ISRAELI CUSTODY. NOTE: THE PRISONER ISSUE IS NOT PART OF THE ROAD MAP, AN "unconditional ceasefire" IS.

MATERIAL BREECH # 2: ATTACHING ''conditions'' TO THE ROAD, THAT DEMANDS AN ''unconditional ceasefire.'' 3 conditions & counting--> 1. Prisoners 2. Security Fence 3. Timelines
TO DATE THE ''new" Palestinian Authority leadership REFUSES TO PROCEED WITH ROAD MAP DEMANDS THAT CALL FOR A ''sustained, targeted, and effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.'' AND ''This includes commencing confiscation of illegal weapons''

MATERIAL BREECH # 3: REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH THE ROAD MAP, WHICH DEMAND THE "dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure" AND THE "confiscation of illegal weapons''

MATERIAL BREECH # 4: New Palestinian leadership HAS NOT issued an ''unequivocal statement reiterating Israel's right to exist in peace and security''

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Monday July 28, 2003

A Look: Israeli, Palestinian Compliance (AP) 07/28/03 3:36 PM)

[Par-10] PALESTINIAN COMPLIANCE:

[Par-11-Bias-Falsehood] - Abbas was appointed Palestinian prime minister, sharing power with Yasser Arafat as part of required reforms in the Palestinian Authority.

''as part of required reforms''... THIS PARTIAL EXPLANATION DOES NOT BELONG IN THE ''PALESTINIAN COMPLIANCE:'' CATEGORY.

THE ROAD MAP STARTS BY STATING THAT... ''A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will only be achieved through an end to violence and terrorism, when the Palestinian people have a leadership acting decisively against terror''

CLEARLY THE ''Palestinian people have a leadership'' THAT REFUSES TO ACT ''decisively against terror.'' AS A MATTER OF FACT IN CAIRO, EGYPT ON JULY 22ND EN ROUTE TO WASHINGTON FOR HIS FIRST VISIT WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, MAHMOUD ABBAS STATED THAT... "Cracking down on Hamas, Jihad and the Palestinian organizations is not an option at all."

MORE PLO/PA BREECHES OF THE ROAD MAP...
The PLO/PA IN ''unity agreement'' WITH THE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS OF HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD AND FATAH'S ''military wing'' AL AKSA MARTYRS BRIGADES REPRESENTS ROAD MAP MATERIAL BREECH #1 THE ROAD MAP DEMANDS THE ''new Palestinians leadership'' BE ''free of association with terror and corruption.'' THE ''new leadership'' IS NOT ''new'', AND IT'S NOT ''free of association with terror and corruption.''

MATERIAL BREECH #1: NOT ''free of association with terror and corruption.''
THE PLO/PA-TERROR PARTNERSHIP ''Conditions'' ITS UNILATERALLY DECLARED, TEMPORARY ''CEASEFIRE INITIATIVE'' ON ISRAELI CAPITULATION TO THEIR DEMAND TO RELEASE ALL CRIMINALS WITH ''BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS'' FROM ISRAELI CUSTODY. NOTE: THE PRISONER ISSUE IS NOT PART OF THE ROAD MAP, AN "unconditional ceasefire" IS.

MATERIAL BREECH # 2: ATTACHING ''conditions'' TO THE ROAD, THAT DEMANDS AN ''unconditional ceasefire.'' 3 conditions & counting--> 1. Prisoners 2. Security Fence 3. Timelines
TO DATE THE ''new Palestinian leadership'' REFUSES TO PROCEED WITH ROAD MAP DEMANDS THAT CALLS FOR A ''sustained, targeted, and effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.'' AND ''This includes commencing confiscation of illegal weapons''

MATERIAL BREECH # 3: REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH THE ROAD MAP, WHICH DEMAND THE ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure'' AND THE ''confiscation of illegal weapons''

MATERIAL BREECH # 4: New Palestinian leadership HAS NOT issued an ''unequivocal statement reiterating Israel's right to exist in peace and security''

[Par-12-Bias-Falsehood] - At the June 4 summit, Abbas declared ''the armed intefadeh must end, and we must use and resort to peaceful means in our quest to end the occupation and the suffering of Palestinians and Israelis.''

THE ROAD MAP ''At the outset of Phase I: Palestinian leadership issues unequivocal statement reiterating Israel's right to exist in peace and security and calling for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire''

ON THE ISSUE OF REQUIRED ''statements'' THE PALESTINIANS ARE CLEARLY NON COMPLIANT. WHERE DO WE SEE IN THE ABOVE QUOTE OR ANYWHERE ELSE, AN ''unequivocal statement reiterating Israel's right to exist in peace and security'' WHERE? FURTHERMORE THE UNILATERALLY DECLARED TEMPORARY ''ceasefire initiative'' IS FULL OF ''conditions,'' WHEN THE ROAD MAP IS ''calling for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.'' THE ''new'' PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP MADE AGREEMENTS WITH THE MAIN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, WHEN THE ROAD MAP CLEARLY STATE THAT THE ''new'' PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP SHOULD BE ''free of association with terror.'' WHEN CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT THE LEADERSHIP IS NOT ''new'' IT GOES TO SHOW THAT THEY ARE NOT ''free of association with terror.'' WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A TOTAL FARCE. MORE FALLACY AND MISLEADING NONSENSE FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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Monday July 14, 2003

Jailed Palestinians Seek Driver´s Release (AP) By JILL LAWLESS JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/14/03 8:10 AM)

[Par-14-Bias-Falsehood] Since the truce was declared, Israel pulled troops out of parts of Gaza and the West Bank town of Bethlehem. But it refuses to hand over more towns until the Palestinian Authority disarms militant groups - something Abbas is extremely reluctant to do for fear of sparking a civil war.

SHOULD READ>-- Since the conditional, temporary ''ceasefire initiative'' was unilaterally declared by the main terrorists organizations in "unity" partnership with the PLO/PA, Israel has pulled troops out of parts of Gaza and the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Returning security authority to the Palestinians in compliance with the road map. Israel refuses to relinquish security control in any more towns until the Palestinian Authority complies with the road map demand requiring the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.'' - something Abbas refuses to do for fear of sparking a civil war.

"Abbas is extremely reluctant"... Previously on June 9th Abbas stated "There is absolutely no substitute for dialogue," with the terrorist "factions". Abbas again restated in Cairo on July 22nd that
"Cracking down on Hamas, Jihad and the Palestinian organizations is not an option at all." No one can know what the motivation for his action, or inaction are. Especially since he never has shown that he has the courage or ability, to do more than threaten to quit. The above statement ascribes his inaction to a seemingly reasonable assessment of the situation, rather than a cynical attempt to wring as much as possible from Israel, at the least possible cost.

Abbas to Ask Bush for Peace Plan Schedule (AP) By JILL LAWLESS JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/22/03 9:39 AM)

[Par-14] "Cracking down on Hamas, Jihad and the Palestinian organizations is not an option at all," Abbas said after his meeting with Moussa in Cairo. "We are applying the law which we accepted under the leadership of the Palestinian Authority, and that is what we will do."
Abbas: No Force Against Arab Militants (AP) By LARA SUKHTIAN RAMALLAH, West Bank 06/09/03 9:47 AM)
[Par-15 ]Abbas said Monday that he will not order a crackdown on the militias under any circumstances because he wants to avoid civil war. "There is absolutely no substitute for dialogue," Abbas said at his first news conference since taking office April 30, adding he still believes the armed groups would change their minds.

"the truce was declared"... TRUCE IS DEFINED AS: A temporary cessation or suspension of hostilities by agreement of the opposing sides; an armistice.

''Truce'' ACCORDING TO DEFINITION IS AN ''agreement of the opposing sides." HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD AND FATAH'S "Military Wing" AL AKSA MARTYRS BRIGADES ARE ALL TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS ON THE SAME SIDE - ALL SEEK THE DESTRUCTION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, DISQUALIFYING THEM FROM BEING ON ''opposing sides'' OF A ''truce.'' A unilateral, conditional, temporary, ''ceasefire initiative'' IS WHAT WE HAVE HERE NOT A ''truce'' BETWEEN ''opposing sides.''

ISRAEL IS NOT A PARTNER WITH THESE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TERRORISTS ORGANIZATIONS, WHOM ''unilaterally declared'' A ''ceasefire initiative.'' THIS ''ceasefire initiative'' SETS ''conditions.'' THE ROAD MAP DEMANDS THAT THE ''cessation of violence'' BE ''unconditional.'' THIS ''ceasefire initiative'' OUTLINES ONE ''condition'' AFTER THE NEXT. THE ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure'' IS THE PEACE PLAN DEMAND IN ORDER TO PROCEED, NOT A TALKING POINT.

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Palestinian Kills Civilian in Tel Aviv Knife Attack (REUTERS) By Rami Amichai TEL AVIV, ISRAEL 07/14/03 11:28 PM ET)

[Par-8-Bias-Falsehood] The truce declared by the main Palestinian militant groups has fueled cautious optimism that a U.S.-backed ''road map'' to peace will end 33 months of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

SHOULD READ>-- The unilaterally declared conditional temporary ''ceasefire initiative'' by the main Palestinian terrorist groups in ''unity'' partnership with the PLO/PA has fueled cautious optimism that a U.S.-backed ''road map'' to peace can end 55 years of Arab initiated war aimed at the destruction of the State of Israel.

[Par-2-Bias-Falsehood] Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the killing on Tel Aviv´s seaside promenade that has rattled a three-month cease-fire crucial to a U.S.-backed peace plan.

SHOULD READ>-- The internationally recognized terrorist organizations Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the murder on Tel Aviv´s seaside promenade that has rattled the conditional, temporary ''cease- fire initiative'' which is not part of the U.S.-backed peace plan, which demands "an immediate and unconditional ceasefire."

Texts of Mideast Truce Declarations (AP) 06/30/03 3:46 PM)
BELOW FIND EXCERPTS INDICATING ''conditions'' THE TERRORISTS ATTACH TO THEIR ''unilaterally declared'' ''ceasefire initiative'' IN ''unity'' partnership with the PLO/PA.

- The Hamas and Islamic Jihad statement (released in Arabic):

''A. Suspension of the military operations against the Zionist enemy for three months, effective today, in return for the following conditions:

''2. The release of all prisoners and detainees, Palestinian and Arab, from occupation prisons without condition or restriction and the return to their homes first and foremost of those who have spent long periods and those with lengthy sentences, women, children, the sick and elderly.

''B. In the event that the enemy does not act according to these conditions and commitments, or violates any of them, we see ourselves unencumbered by this initiative and we hold the enemy responsible for the consequences.''

- The Fatah statement (distributed in Arabic and English):

"Out of the desire of the Palestinian political factions on the higher national interests of the Palestinian people in this critical period of our national struggle and stressing the high importance of the national Palestinian unity in our ability to struggle, steadfast to our achieve our fair goals "

"At the same time we call upon all the states and peoples and governments worldwide and especially those interested in achieving peace, security and stability in the area to (urge) the Israeli side to implement the following:

''First, the immediate stop of all acts of Israeli violence against our people, including stopping assassinations, arrests, deportation, massacres against our communities, cities, villages, refugee camps, and to stop the incursions and destruction of the buildings, the economic infrastructure, the official and public institutions, (destruction) of agricultural lands, and lands confiscation, and to stop the Judeaizing measures.

''Second, to lift the closure from the Palestinian people and its legitimate elected leadership.

''Third, to release all the prisoners and detainees from the Israeli prisons.

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Tuesday July 15, 2003

Last Tuesday July 15th we saw Reuters transform vital security demands spelled out in the "road map" into "Israel demands." This week on Friday July 25th Reuters softens, stating "Israel wants Abbas to disarm militants" Both still inaccurate and misleading!

Israel Makes Peace Pledges, Abbas Meets Bush (REUTERS) By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/25/03 01:45 PM ET)

[Par-19-Bias-Falsehood] Israel wants Abbas to disarm militants behind scores of suicide bombings. Abbas has avoided confrontation with militant groups, fearing a Palestinian civil war.

SHOULD READ>-- The road map demands the Palestinian Authority to complete the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure,'' behind scores of suicide murder-bombings and snipped ambushes. Abbas refuses to comply stating as recently as July 22 in Cairo, on his way to his first White House visit, that ''Cracking down on Hamas, Jihad and the Palestinian organizations is not an option at all.''

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After Attack Israel Urges Abbas to Disarm Militants (REUTERS) By Rami Amichai TEL AVIV, ISRAEL 07/15/03 04:55 PM ET)

[Par-1-Bias-Falsehood] TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli to death Tuesday in an attack claimed by one of the militant groups Israel demands the Palestinian Authority disarm.

SHOULD READ>-- TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tuesday A Palestinian murdered an Israeli by stabbing him to death in an attack claimed by one of the terrorist organizations the road map demands the Palestinian Authority disarm and dismantle.

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Wednesday July 16, 2003

Israelis Rescue Cab Driver Held by Palestinians (REUTERS) By Gwen Ackerman JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/16/03 12:38 PM ET)

[Par-1-Bias-Falsehood] JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli commandos on Wednesday freed unharmed an Israeli taxi driver held for five days by Palestinians in a kidnapping that jolted the relative calm ushered in by a cease-fire crucial to a new peace plan.

SHOULD READ>-- JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli commandos on Wednesday freed unharmed an Israeli taxi driver held for five days by Palestinians in a kidnapping that jolted the relative calm ushered in by the unilateral, conditional temporary ''cease-fire initiative'' between Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah's Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organizations in ''unity'' partnership with the PLO/PA, which is not part of the road map that demands an ''unconditional ceasefire.''

''cease-fire crucial to a new peace plan.''... THE ''CONDITIONS'' SET OUT IN THE UNILATERAL TEMPORARY ''CEASEFIRE INITIATIVE'' DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE ROAD MAP, WHICH DEMANDS AN ''unconditional cessation of violence.''

[Par-8-Bias-Falsehood] Eliahu Gurel´s release came a day
after a Palestinian fatally stabbed an Israeli strolling along the Tel Aviv seaside promenade in the first militant attack inside Israel since militant groups declared a truce on June 29.

SHOULD READ>--
Israel rescued Eliahu Gurel a day after a Palestinian terrorist stabbed and murdered an Israeli strolling along the Tel Aviv seaside promenade in the first terrorist assault in Israel since the terrorist organizations in concert with the PLO/PA unilaterally declared, a conditional, temporary ''ceasefire initiative'' on June 29.

[Par-19-Bias-Falsehood] Palestinian officials say Abbas has hesitated to confront militants for fear of civil war. He has called on Israel to free all prisoners and so defuse a Palestinian grievance that has strengthened militants opposed to the ''road map'' peace plan.

SHOULD READ>-- Palestinian officials say Abbas has refused to disarm and dismantle the ''terrorist infrastructure'' and ''capabilities'' in contradiction to the road map, for fear of civil war. He in concert with the main terrorist organizations unilaterally demand that Israel free all terrorist prisoners, including those who have ''blood on their hands.'' Abbas continues to press the issue which is not part of the ''road map'' because he believes it can defuse Palestinian grievances which has strengthened the terrorist opposed to the ''road map,'' because it rightly recognizes the existence of the State of Israel.

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Palestinians Seek to Extend Truce (AP) By JOSEPH COLEMAN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/16/03 3:24 PM)

SHOULD READ>-- Palestinians Seek to Extend Temporary Ceasefire

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Palestinian PM Says Will Meet Bush on July 25 (REUTERS) By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH 07/16/03 04:05 PM ET)

[Par-12-Bias-Falsehood] The Palestinians are urging Israel to carry out a commitment to freeze construction at Jewish settlements built on occupied land in the West Bank and Gaza, which the international community regards as illegal. Israel disputes this.

SHOULD READ>-- The Palestinians are urging Israel to carry out a commitment to freeze construction at Jewish settlements built on unallocated portions of the Mandate for Palestine that where designated under international law as the historic national homeland of the Jews. Some in the international community regards these settlements as illegal. Israel disputes this, claiming; No law exists that forbids a Jews from choosing to live anywhere in the region that became known as ''Palestine.''

On November 2, 1917, Britain issued the Balfour Declaration: His Majesty's Government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

According to the Peel Commission, appointed by the British Government to investigate the cause of the 1936 Arab riots, "the field in which the Jewish National Home was to be established was understood, at the time of the Balfour Declaration, to be the whole of historic Palestine, including Transjordan."

The Mandate for Palestine's purpose was to put into effect the Balfour Declaration. It specifically referred to "the historical connections of the Jewish people with Palestine" and to the moral validity of "reconstituting their National Home in that country." The term "reconstituting" shows recognition of the fact that Palestine had been the Jews' home. Furthermore, the British were instructed to "use their best endeavors to facilitate" Jewish immigration, to encourage settlement on the land and to "secure" the Jewish National Home. The word "Arab" does not appear in the Mandatory award.

The Mandate was formalized by the 52 governments at the League of Nations on July 24, 1922.

The last binding international legal instrument in the West Bank and Gaza was the League of Nations Mandate, which explicitly recognized the right of Jewish settlement in all territory allocated to the Jewish national home in the context of the British Mandate.

In 1946, when the League of Nations was officially dissolved, the new United Nations adopted all the articles and resolutions that the League had accepted with regard to the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

On what basis does Reuters define the Jewish heartland as "OCCUPIED TERRITORIES." In reality, there has never been a sovereign Arab entity called "Palestine." And prior to 1967, the West Bank and Gaza Strip were controlled by Jordan and Egypt, respectively. So on what basis can these lands legitimately be called "Palestinian."

The use of "occupied territories" denies any Israeli claim to it historic homeland. By presenting Israel as a "foreign occupier," advocates of the Palestinian cause can delegitimize the Jewish historical attachment to Israel.

The stubborn focus on settlements and "occupation" is a distraction from confronting the real source of the conflict, the refusal to accept the legitimacy of Israel as a permanent Jewish state.

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Thursday July 17, 2003

Palestinians Demonstrate Against Violence (AP) By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH NABLUS, West Bank 07/17/03 2:23 PM)

[Par-10-Bias-Falsehood] In three years of violence, armed militants have gained strong influence in Nablus and other West Bank cities, especially in places where Israeli raids and restrictions have forced Palestinian police off the streets.

SHOULD READ>-- In three years since the launch of the Islamic terror war, unlawfully armed combatants have gained strong influence in Nablus and other West Bank cities, especially in places where Israeli anti-terror counter offensives have effectively forced the corrupt and complicit ''Palestinian Security Authority'' and police into hiding.

''raids and restrictions have forced Palestinian police off the streets.''... BLAME THE VICTIM. THE ''Palestinian police'' HAVE BEEN COMPLICIT IN THE SUPPORT OF TERRORISM EMANATING FROM ITS JURISDICTION. IF THE ''Palestinian police'' HAD COMPLIED WITH EXISTING SIGNED AGREEMENTS, BY ARRESTING TERRORISTS, THE "Israeli raids." WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN NECESSARY.

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Abbas to Seek U.S. Help on Peace Plan (AP) By JOSEPH COLEMAN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/17/03 2:21 PM)

[Par-2-Bias-Falsehood] A temporary cease-fire declared by Palestinian militants on June 29 has brought a dramatic drop in violence, but progress on the peace plan is stalled by fierce disagreement over what should be the next step.

SHOULD READ>-- The unilateral, conditional, temporary "cease-fire initiative" declared by Palestinian terrorists organizations Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah's Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades in ''unity'' partnership with the PLO/PA on June 29, has limited terrorist attacks. But progress on the peace plan is stalled by Palestinian unilateral demands and "conditions" which are not part of the road map. The failure of the ''new Palestinian leadership'' to comply with the demand to ''unconditional ceasefire'' and start the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.'' will prevent the "performance based" peace plan from proceeding..

''disagreement over what should be the next step''... THERE WOULD BE NO ''disagreement''... IF THE PA COMPLIED WITH THE ROAD MAP - INSTEAD THE PLO/TERRORISTS HAVE INSERTED UNILATERAL DEMANDS AND "conditions" IN CONTRAVENTION TO THE ROAD MAP. THE PLO/PA HAVE REFUSED TO COMPLY WITH THEIR SECURITY OBLIGATIONS AGREED TO IN PAST SIGNED AGREEMENTS WHICH NOW INCLUDES THE "ROAD MAP." THE ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure'' MUST BE DONE, IN ORDER TO PROCEED WITH THE PERFORMANCE BASED ROAD MAP.

[Par-5-Bias-Falsehood] Abbas´ government is also pushing for release of the estimated 7,000 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, but that is not spelled out in the road map, which calls for an end to fighting and a Palestinian state by 2005.

SHOULD READ>-- Abbas´ government has attached "conditions" to the road map by demanding the release of the estimated 7,000 Palestinian war criminals held in Israeli jails, including those with "blood on their hands". The ''road map'' calls for, ''an immediate and unconditional ceasefire'' and the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure,'' the issue of prisoners is not part of the "road map." Instead Abbas continues to demand that terrorists be released from Israeli jails in contravention to the "road map," which demands the Palestinian Authority ''arrest, disrupt, and restrain individuals and groups conducting and planning violent attacks on Israelis anywhere''

[Par-6-Bias-Falsehood] Palestinian lawmaker Saeb Erekat said it was crucial for Abbas to make progress as a way of winning the support from Palestinians that he needs to move ahead with further steps demanded by the Israelis.

SHOULD READ>-- Palestinian lawmaker Saeb Erekat said it was crucial for Abbas to make progress as a way of consolidating the support of his Palestinians terrorist partners, that he believes he needs to move ahead with further steps demanded by the road map.

''further steps demanded by the Israelis.''... THESE ''step'' ARE NOT ISRAELI DEMANDS, THEY ARE ROAD MAP REQUIREMENTS TO MOVE FORWARD.

[Par-17-Bias-Falsehood] The cease-fire has held so far, despite sporadic violence that raised fears it could collapse. Islamic Jihad and Hamas declared a three-month moratorium on attacks, while the Fatah movement, headed by Arafat, declared a six-month truce.

SHOULD READ>-- The unilateral, conditional, temporary ''cease-fire initiative'' has held so far, despite the continuation of terrorism that raised fears it could collapse. Islamic Jihad and Hamas unilaterally declared a temporary, conditional three- month moratorium on terror attacks, while the Fatah movement, headed by Arafat, declared a six-month temporary ceasefire.

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Sharon May Free Some Islamists, Israeli Sources Say (REUTERS) By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/17/03 11:54 AM ET)

[Par-2-Bias-Falsehood] Sharon has freed some Palestinian prisoners in recent weeks but has refused to release any militants. The Palestinians want him to do so to show his commitment to peace efforts.

SHOULD READ>-- Sharon recently freed hundreds of Palestinian prisoners as a good will gesture, but refuses to capitulate to the unilateral demand to release terrorists with ''blood in their hands''. The Palestinians demand he do so as a "condition" of their temporary ceasefire and threatens to restart their Islamic terror war if he does not.

[Par-9-Bias-Falsehood] Abbas and Sharon have accepted the road map, drawn up by the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union. It sets out reciprocal steps to end violence and establish a Palestinian state beside Israel in 2005.

SHOULD READ>-- Abbas and Sharon have accepted the road map, drawn up by the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union. It calls for Israeli unilateral concessions is exchange for PLO/PA compliance with existing signed agreements. Followed by the establishment of a terror free democratic Palestinian state alongside Israel in 2005.

[Par-12-Bias-Falsehood] The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed group which has links with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat´s Fatah movement, said that if Israel continues to arrest its members ''we will end the truce and our retaliation will be severe.''

SHOULD READ>-- The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an internationally recognized terrorist organizations which is the ''military wing,'' of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement, said that if Israel continues to arrest its members ''we will end the truce and our retaliation will be severe.''

[Par-16-Bias-Falsehood] Abbas has hesitated to confront militants for fear of civil war. Even his decision to travel to Washington for his first talks with Bush on July 25 drew censure from Palestinians suspicious of the United
States, Israel´s key ally.

SHOULD READ>-- Abbas refuses to comply with the ''road map'' which demands at its "outset" the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure'' for fear of civil war. Even his decision to travel to Washington for his first talks with Bush on July 25 drew censure from Palestinians suspicious of the United States, Israel´s key ally.

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Friday July 18, 2003

Israel May Free Jailed Islamic Militants (AP) By JOSEPH COLEMAN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/18/03 3:01 PM)

[Par-1-Bias-Falsehood] JERUSALEM - Israel is considering a limited release of jailed Islamic militants, Israeli officials said Friday, in a move that would partially satisfy a key Palestinian demand for maintaining the three-week Mideast cease-fire.

SHOULD READ>--JERUSALEM - Israeli officials said Friday that is was considering additional good will gestures, by releasing some more prisoners.. The move would partially satisfy a key Palestinian ''condition'' for maintaining their three- week old temporary cease fire declaration. The prisoner release is not part of the road map which ''At the outset" demands an ''immediate and unconditional ceasefire.'' The road map also demands the Palestinian Authority ''arrest, disrupt, and restrain individuals and groups conducting and planning violent attacks on Israelis anywhere''

''partially satisfy a key Palestinian demand for maintaining the three- week Mideast cease-fire.''... THIS "CONDITION" IS A MATERIAL BREECH OF THE ROAD MAP, WHICH ''At the outset" DEMANDS AN ''immediate and unconditional ceasefire'' AND TO ''arrest, disrupt, and restrain individuals and groups conducting and planning violent attacks on Israelis anywhere.'' THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY DEMANDS THE RELEASE OF TERRORISTS WHEN THEY ARE OBLIGATED UNDER THE "ROAD MAP" TO "arrest, disrupt, and restrain" TERRORISTS.

[Par-2-Bias-Falsehood] Israel has already agreed to release a few hundred imprisoned Palestinians, but has refused to comply with a Palestinian call that it also free thousands of militants belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad, groups which have mounted suicide bombings and shootings that killed hundreds of Israelis.

SHOULD READ>--Israel has decided to release a few hundred imprisoned Palestinians in a good will gesture, but has refused to capitulate to the unilateral Palestinian demand which "conditions" peace on the release of all the terrorist prisoners with ''blood on their hands.'' The Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations along with Fatah's Al Aksa Martyr Brigades have relentlessly terrorized Israel for more than 33 months in suicide murder-bombings and snipping ambushes, murdering hundreds of Israelis.

''Israel has already agreed''... ISRAEL IS NOT AGREEING WITH THE TERRORIST DEMANDS AND CONDITIONS. ISRAEL IS MAKING GOOD WILL GESTURES, CONSIDERED CBM- Confidence Building Measures.

[Par-4-Bias-Falsehood] But the prisoners dispute - and Israel´s refusal to return more territory until the Palestinian Authority crack down on militants - has deadlocked efforts to implement the U.S.-backed ''road map'' peace plan.

SHOULD READ>--But the prisoners issue is not part of the peace plan - and Israel´s refusal to relinquish more territory until the Palestinian Authority begins to comply with the "road map," which at its ''outset'' demands the ''unconditional cessation of violence '' along with ''confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.'' The "conditions" set fourth in the unilaterally declared, temporary ''ceasefire initiative,'' has deadlocked efforts to implement the U.S.-backed ''road map'' peace plan.

[Par-5-Bias-Falsehood] Moving forward with the road map - which calls for an end to almost three years of violence and the creation of a Palestinian state by 2005 - will be the focus of upcoming meetings by the two sides´ leaders with President Bush.

SHOULD READ>--Moving forward with the road map - demands ''Palestinians immediately undertake an unconditional cessation of violence'' along with the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.'' Followed by the creation of a terror free democratic Palestinian state by 2005, which will likely be the focus of upcoming meetings by the two sides´ leaders with President Bush.

[Par-13-Bias-Falsehood] A change in Israel´s refusal to release militants could ease Palestinian demands and bolster street support for Abbas, who is accused by some of not being tough enough in talks with the Israelis.

SHOULD READ>-- If Israel capitulates on the unilateral demand and releases terrorists with ''blood on their hands,'' it could ease other "conditions" the Palestinians are demanding be fulfilled to bolster street support for Abbas, who is accused by some of not being tough enough in talks with the Israelis.

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Israeli, Palestinian PMs Slated to Meet on Sunday (REUTERS) By Mohammed Assadi RAMALLAH 07/18/03 08:26 AM ET)

[Par-6-Bias-Falsehood] The Palestinians want him to do so to show his commitment to peace efforts.

SHOULD READ>-- The Palestinians demand he do so as a ''condition'' to maintaining their unilaterally declared, temporary ceasefire,' which is a breech of the "road map" that demands the ''unconditional cessation of violence''

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Saturday July 19, 2003

Palestinian Militants Abduct, Beat Jenin Governor (REUTERS) By Wael al-Ahmad JENIN, West Bank 07/19/03 09:21 AM ET)

[Par-10-Bias-Falsehood] Israel regards a Palestinian crackdown on the militants as crucial to efforts to implement the road map, which is intended to end 33 months of violence and establish a Palestinian state alongside Israel in
2005.

SHOULD READ>-- Israel insists the PLO/PA comply with the ''road map'' which at the ''outset''demands the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure,'' which must be done in order to proceed. The plan envisions the end to 55 years of Arab initiated war followed by the establishment of a terror free democratic Palestinian state alongside Israel in 2005.

[Par-11-Bias-Falsehood] Abbas has vowed to punish anyone who violates a three-month truce announced by the main militant groups, but has avoided a tough crackdown which could risk civil war. Some branches of the al-Aqsa Martys Brigade have vowed to defy the cease-fire.

SHOULD READ>-- Abbas has vowed to punish anyone who violates the conditional temporary ''ceasefire initiative'' declared by the main terrorist organizations in cooperation with the PLO/PA. But Abbas refuses to begin the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure,'' demanded by the "road map," which he says could risk civil war. Some branches of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martys Brigade continue with their terrorist operations, vowing not to comply with the temporary cease-fire.

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Palestinian Militants Release Governor (AP) By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH NABLUS, West Bank 07/19/03 11:24 AM)

[Par-3-Bias-Falsehood] His abduction came as Israel and the Palestinians struggled to maintain a temporary cease-fire declared by the main militant groups and to push ahead with a U.S.-backed peace plan leading to a Palestinian state by 2005.

SHOULD READ>-- His abduction came as Palestinians struggled to maintain their conditional, temporary "cease-fire initiative, unilaterally declared by the main terrorist groups in concert with the PLO/PA and to push ahead with a U.S.-backed peace plan leading to a terror free democratic Palestinian state by 2005.

''Israel and the Palestinians struggled to maintain a temporary cease-fire''...
ISRAEL IS NOT A PARTNER WITH THESE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TERRORISTS ORGANIZATIONS, WHOM ''unilaterally declared'' A ''ceasefire initiative.'' THIS ''ceasefire initiative'' SETS ''conditions.'' THE "ROAD MAP" DEMANDS THAT THE ''cessation of violence'' BE ''unconditional.'' THIS ''ceasefire initiative'' OUTLINES ONE ''condition'' AFTER ANOTHER. THE ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure'' IS A REQUIRED DEMAND IN ORDER TO PROCEED, NOT A TALKING POINT.

[Par-11-Bias-Falsehood] Israel demands the Palestinians disarm militant groups as a condition for progress on the peace plan, but the Palestinian Authority is reluctant to do for fear of triggering further violence.

"Israel demands" "as a condition for progress on the peace plan"... THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAS ISRAEL DICTATING "CONDITIONS" "for progress on the peace plan" THESE SO CALLED "CONDITIONS" ARE IN FACT DEMANDS IN THE "ROAD MAP" TO PEACE. THE (AP) INVENTS ISRAELI "CONDITIONS" WHEN IS FACT THEY ARE DEMANDS OF THE "ROAD MAP." (sic)

SHOULD READ>-- The "road map" at its ''outset'' demands an ''unconditional cessation of violence'' along with the "dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure,'' in order to proceed with the peace plan. But the Palestinian Authority refuses to comply with the peace plan, for fear of triggering a civil war.

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Sunday July 20, 2003

Palestinians Outlaw Violent Groups (AP) By JILL LAWLESS JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/20/03 11:01 AM)

[Par-2-Bias-Falsehood] The leaders met as the Palestinian Authority outlawed groups that incite violence and agitate for change through force, moving to meet a requirement of the ''road map'' peace plan - and an Israeli demand - that they disarm militant groups.

SHOULD READ>-- The leaders met as the Palestinian Authority appeared to outlaw groups that incite violence and agitate for change through force, moving to meet a requirement of the ''road map'' peace plan. The road map demands at its''outset'' the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.''

[Par-9-Bias-Falsehood] Implementing the road map - a blueprint for ending three years of violence and establishing a Palestinian state by 2005 - will be the focus of twin summits in Washington, with President Bush meeting Abbas on July 25 and Sharon four days later.

SHOULD READ>-- The "road map" - a performance based blueprint aims for ''Arab state acceptance of full normal relations with Israel and security for all the states of the region in the context of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace'' - along with the establishment of a terror free democratic Palestinian state by 2005 - will be the focus of twin summits in Washington, with President Bush meeting Abbas on July 25 and Sharon four days later.

[Par-17-Bias-Falsehood] Sharon had been expected to reiterate Israel´s demand for a crackdown on the militants as a precondition for any further progress.

SHOULD READ>-- Sharon had been expected to reiterate the ''road map'' demand for the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.'' which includes the ''confiscation of illegal weapons.'' A precondition for any further progress on the performance based ''road map'' peace plan.

[Par-25-Bias-Falsehood] Abbas and Sharon have met only once since the truce was declared. Abbas called off a meeting set for July 9 amid a conflict with Arafat over who should lead negotiations with Israel. The dispute ended in compromise, with Arafat appearing to retain a considerable degree of indirect control.

SHOULD READ>-- Abbas and Sharon have met only once since the conditional, temporary ceasefire was declared by the main terrorist organizations in ''unity'' partnership with the PLO/PA. Abbas had called off a meeting set for July 9 amid what appeared to be a conflict with Arafat over who should lead negotiations with Israel. The dispute ended with Arafat retaining control over security forces and negotiations with Israel.

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Monday July 21, 2003

Palestinian, Israeli Premiers Hold Summit (AP) By MARK LAVIE JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/21/03 3:22 AM)

[Par-3-Bias-Falsehood] Talks centered on Israel´s demand the Palestinians disarm militants, and Abbas´ demand for the release of thousands of Palestinians in Israeli jails.

SHOULD READ>-- Talks centered on Israel´s insistence that the Palestinians begin to comply with the ''road map'' demand for the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure,'' and Abbas´ unilateral demand for the release of thousands of Palestinians in Israeli jails, including terrorists with ''blood on their hands''

''Israel´s demand '' AND "Abbas´ demand"... THE' ''Israel´s demand" EXISTS IN PAST SIGNED AGREEMENTS AND IS REITERATED IN THE THE ROAD MAP AGAIN!"Abbas´ demand" IS ONE OF SEVERAL "conditions" FOR MAINTAINED WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN "unconditional ceasefire."

EQUATING "Abbas´ demand" WHICH IS A UNILATERAL DEMAND NOT EXISTING IN THE ROAD MAP, WITH THE ''Israel´s demand" WHICH IS REQUIRED IN THE ROAD MAP AT ITS "outset" IN ORDER TO PROCEED. ON BALANCE, UNBALANCED.

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Mideast Peace Widens to EU, Egypt (AP) By STEVE WEIZMAN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/21/03 8:28 AM)

[Par-4-Bias-Falsehood] A temporary cease-fire declared by main Palestinian militant groups on June 29 has greatly reduced violence, but progress on the U.S.-backed ''road map'' peace plan has been thwarted by an Israeli-Palestinian standoff over conditions for moving ahead.

SHOULD READ>-- A conditional, temporary cease-fire unilaterally declared by the main Palestinian terrorist organizations in concert with the PLO/PA on June 29 has reduced Islamic terrorism. But progress on the U.S.- backed ''road map'' peace plan has been thwarted by Palestinians over their ''conditions'' for complying with the road map, which demands an ''unconditional ceasefire''

THE PALESTINIANS HAVE CREATED "conditions" FOR MAINTAINING THEIR TEMPORARY "ceasefire initiative." ISRAEL HAS NOT CREATED ANY "conditions." IMPLYING THAT ISRAEL HAS CONDITIONS ALONG WITH THE PALESTINIANS IS FALSE AND COMPLETELY MISLEADING. IT IS THE PLO/PA IN CONCERT WITH HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD, AND FATAH THAT HAS SET "conditions." ONE OF SEVERAL MATERIAL BREECHES TO THE ROAD MAP WHICH DEMANDS AND "unconditional ceasefire"

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PLO/PA BREECHES OF THE ROAD MAP... so far!
The PLO/PA "unity agreement" WITH THE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS OF HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD AND FATAH'S "military wing" AL AKSA MARTYRS BRIGADES REPRESENTS ROAD MAP MATERIAL BREECH #1

THE ROAD MAP DEMANDS THE ''new leadership'' BE ''free of association with terror and corruption.'' THE ''new leadership'' IS NOT ''new'', AND IT'S NOT ''free of association with terror and corruption.''

MATERIAL BREECH #1: NOT ''free of association with terror and corruption.''

THE PLO/PA-TERROR PARTNERSHIP "CONDITIONS" ITS DECLARED, TEMPORARY ''CEASEFIRE INITIATIVE'' ON ISRAELI CAPITULATION TO THEIR UNILATERAL DEMAND TO RELEASE ALL CRIMINALS WITH "BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS" FROM ISRAELI CUSTODY. NOTE: THE PRISONER ISSUE IS NOT PART OF THE ROAD MAP.

MATERIAL BREECH # 2: ATTACHING ''conditions'' TO THE ROAD THAT DEMANDS AN "unconditional ceasefire.'' (3) conditions & counting) 1. Prisoners 2. Security Fence 3. Timelines

TO DATE THE ''new Palestinian leadership'' REFUSES TO PROCEED WITH ROAD MAP DEMANDS CALLING FOR A ''sustained, targeted, and effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.'' AND ''This includes commencing confiscation of illegal weapons''

MATERIAL BREECH # 3: REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH THE ROAD MAP, WHICH DEMAND THE ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure'' AND THE "confiscation of illegal weapons''

MATERIAL BREECH # 4: Palestinian leadership DOES NOT issue "unequivocal statement reiterating Israel’s right to exist in peace"

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Tuesday July 22, 2003

Abbas to Ask Bush for Peace Plan Schedule (AP) By JILL LAWLESS JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/22/03 9:39 AM)

[Par-4-Bias-Falsehood] Violence is down sharply since Palestinian militants declared a unilateral truce on June 29 after 33 months of fighting that killed 2,414 people on the Palestinian side and 806 on the Israeli side.

SHOULD READ>-- Islamic terrorism has declined since the main terrorist organizations Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah's ''military wing'' Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades in agreement with the PLO/PA unilaterally declared a temporary ceasefire on June 29. 33 months of unrelenting Arab Islamic terrorism is responsible for the deaths of at least 2,414 people on the Palestinian side and 806 on the Israeli side.

IF NOT FOR ARAB ISLAMIC TERRORISM, NONE OF THESE LIVES WOULD HAVE BEEN LOST. THE SO CALLED "cycle of violence" IS IN FACT A CYCLE OF TERRORISM. THE ARAB ISLAMIC FASCISTS HOIST UP THEIR SUCCESSFUL "Heroic Martyrs" IN A FUNERAL HATE-FEST DESIGNED TO INCITE FURTHER ACTS OF TERRORISM, CREATING A CYCLE OF TERROR. THERE'S NO MORAL EQUIVALENCY BETWEEN; ACTS OF PREMEDITATED, COLD BLOODED MASS MURDER, INSTITUTED AND PRACTICED BY THE ISLAMIC TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS AND THE SELF DEFENSE ISRAELI'S HAVE INSTITUTED AND PRACTICE TO SURVIVE.

[Par-8-Bias-Falsehood] Despite the drop in violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, progress on implementing the U.S.-backed ''road map'' peace plan is stalled. The plan - a blueprint for ending violence and establishing a Palestinian state by 2005 - calls on the sides to carry out their obligations in parallel. But each is saying the other must move first.

SHOULD READ>-- Despite the drop in Islamic terrorism in the Arab-Israeli conflict, progress on implementing the U.S.-backed ''road map'' peace plan is stalled. The plan - a blueprint for ending 55 years of Arab initiated war, whose goal remains the destruction of the State of Israel and the establishment of a terror free democratic Palestinian state by 2003. The road map requires Israeli unilaterally concessions in exchange for PLO/PA compliance with existing signed agreements. But the Palestinian temporary ''ceasefire initiative'' has ''conditions" attached, one of which demands the release of all prisoners held in Israeli jails and is partially responsible for preventing the Palestinians from proceeding with their obligations spelled out in the ''performance based'' ''road map.'' The "road map" demands an ''unconditional ceasefire'' and the "dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure." But Abbas stated on July 22nd in Cairo while on his way to the White House for the first time, that "Cracking down on Hamas, Jihad and the Palestinian organizations is not an option at all." And continues to threaten to dissolve his temporary "ceasefire initiative" if Israel does not capitulate to its "conditions."

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Wednesday July 23, 2003

Abbas´ Future May Rest on D.C. Visit (AP) By JILL LAWLESS JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/23/03 11:19 AM)

[Par-3-Bias-Falsehood] Although violence is markedly down since Palestinian militant groups declared a temporary halt to attacks on Israelis on June 29, frustrations are building on the Palestinian side about the halting progress along the U.S.-backed ''road map,'' a blueprint meant to lead to Palestinian statehood by 2005.

SHOULD READ>-- Although Islamic terrorism is markedly down since Palestinian terrorist organizations in concert with the Palestinians Authority declared their conditional, temporary halt to attacks on Israelis on June 29. Frustrations are building on the Palestinian side about its failure to gain Israeli concessions along the U.S.-backed ''road map.'' Israel refuses to capitulate to the ''conditions'' demanded by the Palestinians. The road map demands the ''new'' Palestinian leadership declare an ''unconditional ceasefire'' and operate ''free of association with terror and corruption.''

[Par-10-Bias-Falsehood] Israel says further progress in the road map is conditional on the Palestinian Authority dismantling and disarming militant groups, another step called for in the road map. Abbas refuses to do this for fear of sparking a civil war, and hopes to end violence by persuasion.

SHOULD READ>-- The road map conditions progress on the Palestinian "dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure" and the "confiscation of illegal weapons." Abbas refuses to do this for fear of sparking a civil war, and hopes to end violence by persuasion.

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Thursday July 24, 2003

Jewish Settler Population Grows Despite Peace Moves (REUTERS) By Maia Ridberg JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/24/03 01:31 PM ET)

[Par-1-Bias-Falsehood] JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Jewish settler population in the Palestinian Territories grew by more than 5,000 in the first half of 2003, despite U.S.-backed peace moves requiring an end to construction at settlements, Israel said on Thursday.

SHOULD READ>-- Jewish resident populations in communities near Palestinian populated areas grew by more than 5,000 in the first half of 2003. The U.S.-backed peace plan calls for a freeze on the expansion Jewish communities in the Israeli administered territories.

''The Jewish settler population in the Palestinian Territories''... FALSE AND BIAS.
''peace moves requiring an end to construction at settlements''... FALSE.

[Par-2-Bias-Falsehood] The figures could complicate Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas´s talks on Friday in Washington, where he will urge President Bush to increase pressure on Israel to implement peace moves and release Palestinian prisoners.

SHOULD READ>-- The figures could complicate Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas´s talks on Friday in Washington. He is expected to urge President Bush to pressure Israel into excepting ''conditions'' dictated in the Palestinian temporary ''ceasefire initiative,'' even though the ''road map'' does not include the issue of prisoners, but does demand an ''unconditional ceasefire''

[Par-4-Bias-Falsehood] The Palestinians began an uprising in September 2000 for an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, territories which were occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.

SHOULD READ>-- The Palestinians began their Islamic terror war in September 2000 in pursuit of their stated goal to destroy the State of Israel, in order to establish an Islamic Palestinian state on all the territories that became known as Palestine.

THE GOAL OF THE ISLAMIC TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL. NOT "an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip." THE (AP) NEED ONLY READ THE COVENANTS OF HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD, FATAH AND THE REST OF THE ISLAMIC FASCIST DOCTRINE, TO CONCLUDE THE FALLACY OF SUCH A STATEMENTS.

[Par-14-Bias-Falsehood] An estimated 6,000 Palestinians are in Israeli jails, and militants have made their release a prime condition of a three-month cease-fire they declared on June 29.

FINALLY MENTIONING THE FACT THAT THE PALESTINIANS CREATED "conditions" FOR MAINTAINING THEIR UNILATERAL TEMPORARY CEASEFIRE. HOWEVER THE (AP) FAILS TO MENTION THE FACT THAT THIS "condition" IS A MATERIAL BREECH OF THE ROAD MAP - WHICH DEMANDS " At the outset of Phase I:" AN "unconditional ceasefire."

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Friday July 25, 2003

Abbas in Washington, to Visit White House (REUTERS) By Jonathan Wright WASHINGTON 07/25/03 09:47 AM ET)

[Par-8-Bias-Falsehood] The plan has run into disputes over which side should do what next. Abu Mazen wants Israel to release thousands of Palestinian prisoners, while Israel wants Abu Mazen to close down Palestinian militant groups.

''The plan has run into disputes''... NO DISPUTES. THE PALESTINIANS HAVE SET ''conditions'' IN MATERIAL BREECH OF THE ROAD MAP. THESE ''conditions'' ARE NOT PART OF THE ROAD MAP, WHICH DEMANDS AN ''unconditional ceasefire.''

SHOULD READ>-- The plan can not proceed because the Palestinians continue to dictate ''conditions'' for maintaining the temporary cease fire, demanding the release of all Palestinian prisoners, including those with ''blood on their hands.'' For its part Israel wants Abu Mazen to comply with the road map that demands the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.'' Prisoners is not part of he road map which demands and ''unconditional ceasefire.''

[Par-13-Bias-Falsehood] But he is reluctant to meet Israeli and U.S. demands that he disarm the militants so they never attack Israelis again.

SHOULD READ>-- But he refuses to comply with the road map, stating in Cairo on his way to the White House for his first meeting with President Bush that; "Cracking down on Hamas, Jihad and the Palestinian organizations is not an option at all." The road map "At the outset" demands the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure'' along with the ''confiscation of illegal weapons and consolidation of security authority, free of association with terror and corruption.''

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Saturday July 26, 2003

Israel Offers More to Palestinians (AP) By JILL LAWLESS JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/26/03 9:45 AM)

[Par-7-Bias-Falsehood] Bloodshed has fallen sharply since Palestinian militants accepted a truce June 29, but progress has been slow on the peace plan, which calls for an end to violence and for Palestinian statehood by 2005.

SHOULD READ>-- Islamic terrorism has fallen sharply since Palestinian terrorist organizations agreed with the PLO/PA to unilaterally declare a conditional temporary ceasefire on June 29. The Palestinians have made no progress in implementing the peace plan because they refuse to begin the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure,'' demanded by the ''road map'' framework.

[Par-12-Bias-Falsehood] Israel has agreed only to free several hundred of the roughly 7,700 Palestinians it holds, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants. Sharon´s office said that 250 prisoners had been let go so far and
that a ministerial committee would meet in early August to consider widening the category of inmates eligible.

SHOULD READ>-- Israel has decided to free several hundred of the roughly 7,700 Palestinians it holds as a good will gesture, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants. Sharon´s office said that 250 prisoners had been let go so far and that a ministerial committee would meet in early August to consider widening the category of inmates eligible.

ISRAEL'S DECISION TO RELEASE PRISONERS IS NOT BY AGREEMENTS WITH THE PALESTINIANS. THE RELEASE OF PRISONERS IS A UNILATERAL CBM-CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURE.

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Sunday July 27, 2003

Israeli Cabinet OKs Release of Militants (AP) By JILL LAWLESS JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 07/27/03 11:19 AM)

[Par-5-Bias-Falsehood] The prisoner issue is key to reinvigorating stalled peace moves.

SHOULD READ>-- The unilateral prisoner demand is a ''condition'' the Palestinians are insisting on in order to maintain their temporary ''ceasefire initiative,'' the road map calls for an ''unconditional ceasefire.''

[Par-9-Bias-Falsehood] On Friday - as Bush was meeting with Abbas at the White House - Israel announced several other steps that seemed designed to demonstrate it is sincere about the road map, which aims to end almost three years of violence and establish a Palestinian state by 2005.

SHOULD READ>-- On Friday - as Bush was meeting with Abbas at the White House - Israel announced additional ''good will gestures'' in a demonstration of sincerity in pursuit of peace. The aim being ''Arab state acceptance of full normal relations with Israel and security for all the states of the region in the context of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace,'' along with the establishment of a terror free democratic Palestinian state by 2005.

[Par-13-Bias-Falsehood] Abbas urged the United States to press Israel for more concessions, including freezing Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip - a stipulation of the road map that Israel has not carried out - and the dismantling of a security barrier being built near Israel´s dividing line with the West Bank.

CLEARLY IMPLICATING THE "security barrier" AS PART OF THE ROAD MAP, IS FALSE AND MISLEADING

SHOULD READ>-- Abbas urged the United States to press Israel to do more, including freezing Israeli settlements in Judea Samaria (the West Bank) and Gaza Strip - a stipulation of the road map that Israel has not carried out - and the dismantling of a security barrier being built near Israel´s 1949 armistice line, which is not part of the road map framework.

[Par-15-Falsehood] Bush also said terrorism must be rooted out, an apparent nod to Sharon´s demand that the Palestinians move to disarm the militant groups. The road map says the Palestinians must dismantle ''the infrastructure'' of the groups; Abbas refuses to do that by force, preferring persuasion.

SHOULD READ>-- Bush also said terrorism must be rooted out, an apparent nod to Sharon´s insistence that the Palestinians comply with the road map demand which calls for the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure.'' Abbas refuses to do that stating in Cairo on his way to his first White House meeting with President Bush that "Cracking down on Hamas, Jihad and the Palestinian organizations is not an option at all," preferring persuasion, in another material breech of the ''road map.''

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Israel´s Sharon Heads to U.S. for Talks with Bush (REUTERS) By Jeffrey Heller BRIZE NORTON AIR BASE, England 07/27/03 03:46 PM ET)

[Par-17-Bias-Falsehood] But Abbas has shied away from confronting them, fearful of touching off Palestinian civil strife that could shake his fragile position.

SHOULD READ>-- But Abbas refuses to begin the ''dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure'' demanded at the outset of the ''roadmap." Stating in Cairo on July 22nd on his way to his first White House meeting with President Bush that, ''Cracking down on Hamas, Jihad and the Palestinian organizations is not an option at all,''

[Par-18-Bias-Falsehood] Instead he successfully pursued a cease-fire which militant groups declared for three months on June 29.

SHOULD READ>-- Instead he made agreements for a conditional temporary cease-fire with the main terrorist organizations on June 29. The road map "At the outset" demands an ''unconditional ceasefire'' and that the ''new'' Palestinians leadership be ''free of association with terror and corruption.''

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