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Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Geneva agreement funding to be investigated


Homes throughout Israel have begun receiving their private copies of the Geneva agreement - that controversial document formulated by Yossi Beilin and comrades that calls for a near-complete Israeli retreat from all of Yesha (Judea, Samaria, and Gaza), the Old City, and the Temple Mount. Private donors, including European Union sources, are funding a three-million-shekel campaign to mail the 70-page booklet to every home in Israel. MK Yuri Stern, National Union party Knesset whip, has asked the Non-Profit Associations Registrar to investigate the source of funding for the Geneva agreement.

MK Ephraim Sneh of Labor has strong criticism of the agreement, saying it leaves Israel with "defenseless borders."

Transportation Minister Avigdor Lieberman (National Union) said today that the agreement is "reminiscent of the Munich Pact [a document signed in 1938 by Hitler, Chamberlain, and Mussolini, in which it was agreed that the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia would be ceded to Germany and evacuated within 12 days of the signing] and the Communist Manifesto...

More at Arutz Sheva

Did anyone else see Jimmy Carter on Charlie Rose last night? Despicable. Apparently, he's up to his eyeballs in this agreement, and will be present when it is "revealed to the world" early next month. He had the audacity to claim that Oslo, at least initially, brought peace. He criticized the Bush administration for taking the side of Israel instead of being more "balanced" as American presidents had always been. And he was "glad to see" Thomas Friedman's piece in the NYTimes in support of "the moderate" Yossi Beilin.

I'll look for a transcript.