Copyright (c) 1997 - Ingrid
February 16, 1998
Good Morning from the Zundelsite:
I have intermittently shipped information obtained from "Mid-East Realities:
Making Sense of the Middle East" - located at www.MiddleEast.Org -
This one is a Charley Reese column (2-8-1998) of the Orlando Sentinel Staff,
and I assume that MER has permission to distribute it, since MER asks its
readers to "pass it along".
MER also comments:
"It's not too often these days that you find an American journalist
or politician speaking up about the extraordinarily close and hypocritical
A POP QUIZ ON THE MIDDLE EAST -- ANSWERS MAY SURPRISE YOU
Just so you can keep up with the perpetual crisis in the Middle East, I
have a little quiz for you.
Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
Q: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation
treaty and bars international inspections?
Q: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other
nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United
Nations Security Council resolutions?
Q: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international
borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval
Q: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into
other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called
Q: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers
admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?
Q: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who
have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
Q: What country in the Middle East created 762,000 refugees and refuses
to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?
Q: What country in the Middle East refuses to pay compensation to people
whose land, bank accounts and businesses it confiscated?
Q: In what country in the Middle East was a high-ranking United Nations
Q: In what country in the Middle East did the man who ordered the assassination
of a high-ranking U.N. diplomat become prime minister?
Q: What country in the Middle East blew up an American diplomatic facility
in Egypt and attacked a U.S. ship in international waters, killing 33 and
wounding 177 American sailors?
Q: What country in the Middle East employed a spy, Jonathan Pollard, to
steal classified documents and then gave some of them to the Soviet Union?
Q: What country at first denied any official connection to Pollard, then
voted to make him a citizen and has continuously demanded that the American
president grant Pollard a full pardon?
Q: What country on Planet Earth has the second most powerful lobby in the
United States, according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington
Q: Which country in the Middle East is in defiance of 69 United Nations
Security Council resolutions and has been protected from 29 more by U.S.
Q: What country is the United States threatening to bomb because "U.N.
Security Council resolutions must be obeyed?"
Thought for the Day - long but relevant:
"The Israelis have arrested thousands of Palestinians and they have
refused to allow these Palestinians the right of legal defense or the right
to know the charges against them, the laws they are accused of breaking,
or even the identities of their accusers or the nature of the evidence that
is being used to justify their arrests.
"These detainees are held in maximum security prisons in Israel for
periods of up to six months, and the detention can be renewed on the whim
of an Israeli magistrate or military administrator without ever giving the
prisoner a chance to defend himself or herself."
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