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July 20th, 2006  
Israeli tells Christian group that radical Islam is the enemy

WASHINGTON Thousands attending a Washington banquet for the new group Christians United for Israel have been told that the war on terror is really a war against radical Islam.
The Israeli ambassador to the United States says Muslim radicals were the enemy on Nine-Eleven and are the enemy today in Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran. Ambassador Daniel Ayalon said Iran "must be stopped and will be stopped" from building a nuclear weapon.

Senator Rick Santorum warned that Iran's leaders believe they must destroy Israel to bring about the return of Shia Islam's "hidden or 12th imam."

Rabbi Arnold Scheinberg told Christians United for Israel that their gathering shows Christians support and stand by Israel.

PAS slams Muslim world's 'deafening' silence

Jul 19, 06 2:17pm

PAS today slammed the Muslim world for its ‘deafening silence’ over Israel’s attack on Lebanon and its incursion into Gaza.

Israel ready to attack Iran

Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon has given the green light to Israeli army for a possible strike against Iran's nuclear installations in March, The Sunday Times reported on December 11.

The order went through the Israeli defense ministry to the chief of staff, according to the British daily.

It quoted sources inside special forces command as saying that "G" readiness — the highest stage — for an operation was announced last week. "Israel — and not only Israel — cannot accept a nuclear Iran," Sharon said recently. "We have the ability to deal with this and we’re making all the necessary preparations to be ready for such a situation."

The Times quoted Israeli military sources as saying if a military operation is approved, Israel will use air and ground forces against several nuclear targets in the hope of stalling Tehran’s nuclear program (pix)for years.

A "massive" Israeli intelligence operation has been underway since Iran was designated the "top priority for 2005", according to security sources.(al-jazeera)

Keadilan Condemns Israeli Military Intrusion Into Lebanon

Tuesday, 18 July 2006

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat (Keadilan) has condemned the intrusion of Israeli armed forces into Lebanon, branding the Zionist regime as unshamely arrogant, vicious and vindictive in launching the military attacks which left more than 60 people, mostly civilians, dead.

Urging the international community to react immediately to stop the conflict, it called on all countries to unreservedly denounce Tel Aviv's assault on innocent lives and civilian targets.
It also demanded swift action by the United Nations Security Council to end the hostility, calling on the United States to play a responsible and impartial role in the crisis by standing decisively with other peace-loving nations to request United Nations prompt intervention.

The party's information chief Tian Chua said the Israeli offensive was a clear violation of international law.

"The military operations by Israel have destabilised the region as well as the world. The regime's reckless and mindless provocation will for sure invite more brutal retaliation.

"The volatile situation puts the world in greater risk of violence. As such, Israel's state terrorism is a menace to global security," he said in a statement.

Tel Aviv, retaliating to Hizbollah guerrillas' capture of two Israeli soldiers and killing eight to trade for Lebanese prisoners held in Israel, has since last Wednesday imposed an air, sea and land blockade on Lebanon and launched air strikes on roads, bridges and airports that have killed a total of 66 people, almost all civilians.
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