Point of view
I can see the apparent similarity in looking at different
conflicts in various regions. Too many people in democratic societies have wrong feeling that they always
have to support "young nations" in their efforts for independence and protest against
"imperialists" countries. Often this view is not based on any facts, but is nothing else than
misunderstood notion of "liberal" or "democratic" values.
Israel Support Rally. Washington, DC, 15 April 2002
The biggest in American history, Israel Support Rally was held in downtown Washington, DC on April 15.
On the evening of the same day a TV commentator said that about 200,000 people attended the rally. A little bit later it
was stated that about 100,000 people were there. Later on The Washington Post, known by the same bias against Israel,
told us in a tiny article devoted to the Rally about "many tens of thousands of people".
I would like you to see how many of us were there, how different we were, and how strong we showed our support
for Israel in her just war against Arab terrorists!
Israel-Arab conflict: historical aspects.
After I uploaded some of my photographs of the Israel Support Rally on a Russian photographers' sight, a discussion
arose under one of my pictures.
I asked my virtual friend Yuriy Elkin to help me defend my point of view. As a result there was an excellent
explanation of the current and historical aspects of the conflict between Israel and Arabs. Here is an excerpt of that
discussion as well as several document links provided by Yuriy.
Facts and documents
The Involvement of Arafat, PA Senior Officials and Apparatuses in Terrorism against
Israel, Corruption and Crime.
Prepared by a team headed by Dani Naveh, Israeli Minister
of Parliamentary Affairs.
This report brings some very grave facts to your attention. Israel's military operation "Defensive Shield" has obtained
clear-cut hard evidence that the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Arafat is a supporting encouraging and actively operating
body of terror. Arafat and his close aides are directly responsible for the cold-blooded murder of Israeli
News agencies and magazines
The Middle East
Media Research Institute
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East through the region's media.
MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely
translations of Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological,
intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East.
Various related links