Internal Conflicts within Hamas

Hamas leadership in Damascus frequently has different views with the leaders in Gaza.

In a hasty move and red face, the commander of the Izzudin al-Qassam Brigade Ahmad al-Ja’bari and his men stormed into the office of Hamas leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyah. He spoke bluntly to Haniyah and insulted him.

He demanded a share of the funds that had been supplied to Hamas by former British MP George Galloway. Galloway has been well known as pro-Palestine activist. He has visited Gaza Strip in a convoy names Viva Palestina. Continue reading

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Usamah Hamdan: “The UN is Weak Because Can’t Pressure Israel”

Perhaps, a servant in a restaurant near the lobby of the Sultan Hotel accidentally showed the list of alcohol drinks, include wine, to the leader of Hamas in Libanon, Usamah Hamdan. He insisted to refuse them. “I couldn’t drink this because I am a muslim,” said the thick beard man.

Then, the servant opened a new page of the menu booklet that consists of the list of juices. Hamdan who headed Hamas representative in Libanon since 1999 requested orange juice because the pineapple was not available. Continue reading

Follow the Brother’s Path

Shalit’s sister enlisted in the army service.

Hadas Shalit

On Wednesday last week was one of the most important moments for Hadas Shalit. Two days before her Gilad Shalit brother’s 23rd birthday, who was kidnapped by Hamas three years ago, she will be enlisting in the army.

Israel has obliged their citizens with minimum age of 18 to take the military service, three years for male and two years for female. But this obligation put into effect for yeshiva students. Continue reading

Olmert’s Last Gambling

By Faisal Assegaf

It wasn’t surprisingly if Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, 62 year, ready to hold mistake because he was so sure could be freed again from legal process. Even involved in bribe case, he refused requests to step down by most of Israeli people, included several figures in his party. Like politicians in Indonesia, he opted to stay until the court decides he is guilty.

Whereas, his popularity has decreased after recognizing accepted cash money from Morris Talansky, a Jews American businessman who deal with mini bar hotel. During 15 years, he got more than US$ 150,000. Continue reading