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     The Electronic Intifada
Palestinian site dedicated to providing news about the Intifada and exposing the biases and inaccuracies of global media coverage of the conflict.
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     canpalnet news digest
Archive of canpalnet news digest prepared by canpalnet-ottawa. A daily briefing of illuminating news on Palestine & the Canadian connection. To subscribe click here.
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     IndyMediaCentre - Israel
Alternative media network.
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     PENGON - Palestinian Environment NGOs Network
Includes current information about the Apartheid Wall.
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     Ha’Aretz Daily Newspaper
English version of Israel’s leading liberal daily.
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     Al Ahram
English version of Egypt’s leading daily newspaper.
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Blood and Champagne
EVERY PEOPLE elevate the profession in which they excel.

If a person in the street were asked to name the area of enterprise in which we Israelis excel, his answer would probably be: Hi-Tech. And indeed, in this area we have recorded some impressive achievements. It seems as if hardly a day passes without an Israeli start-up company that was born in a garage being sold for hundreds of millions. Little Israel is one of the major hi-tech powers in the world.

But the profession in which Israel is not only one of the biggest, but the unchallenged Numero Uno is: liquidations.

This week this was proven once again. The Hebrew verb "lekhassel" - liquidate - in all its grammatical forms, currently dominates our public discourse. Respected professors debate with academic solemnity when to "liquidate" and whom. Used generals discuss with professional zeal the technicalities of "liquidation", its rules and methods. Shrewd politicians compete with each other about the number and status of the candidates for "liquidation".

INDEED, FOR a long time now there has not been such an orgy of jubilation and self-congratulation in the Israeli media as there was this week. Every reporter, every commentator, every political hack, every transient celeb interviewed on TV, on the radio and in the newspapers, was radiant with pride. We have done it! We have succeeded! We have "liquidated" Imad Mughniyeh!

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