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De etnische zuivering van Jeruzalem in 1948 ~ Ami Isseroff

Ami Isseroff uit Rehovot heeft zich van 1998 tot zijn overlijden in 2011 ingezet voor het bestaansrecht van Israël en voor vrede met de Palestijnse en Arabische buren. Dit deed hij (vanwege zijn slechte gezondheid in toenemende mate aan huis gebonden) vooral achter zijn computer, door op diverse websites eerlijke informatie te verzamelen over het conflict, haar geschiedenis en mogelijke oplossingen, en door zijn mening op tal van fora helder naar buiten te brengen. We plaatsen hier graag enkele van zijn stukken in Nederlandse vertaling. Onderstaande schreef hij mede in reactie op de vele valse beschuldigingen van Israëlisch ‘racisme’, ‘imperialisme’ en ‘etnische zuiveringen’, en vormt de inleiding op een (niet vertaald) uitvoering verslag van de belegering van Jeruzalem in 1948 … Continue reading

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Zionisme en de bezetting ~ Ami Isseroff

Ami Isseroff uit Rechovot heeft zich van 1998 tot zijn overlijden in 2011 ingezet voor het bestaansrecht van Israël en voor vrede met de Palestijnse en Arabische buren. Dit deed hij (vanwege zijn slechte gezondheid in toenemende mate aan huis gebonden) vooral achter zijn computer, door op diverse websites eerlijke informatie te verzamelen over het conflict, haar geschiedenis en mogelijke oplossingen, en door zijn mening op tal van fora helder naar buiten te brengen. We plaatsen hier graag enkele van zijn stukken in Nederlandse vertaling. Onderstaande schreef hij in de zomer van 2005. Zie ook MidEastWeb for Coexistence en Zionism-Israel Info Center Zionisme en de bezetting – Israël en de Palestijnen Bron: http://www.zionism-israel.com/occupation_zionism.htm   Bewijst de Bezetting niet dat Zionisme Kwaad … Continue reading

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Ami and Joe: two great men have left us

Posted 14.07.2011 on http://www.zionism-israel.com/log/archives/00000760.html We mourn the passing of Joe Hochstein, who died this June 26, and of Ami Isseroff, who died only a few days later, on June 29.   Ami was the guy who set up MidEast Web in 2000 and Zionism and Israel Information Center in 2005, and their associated Yahoo news and discussion groups, and Joe has been a co-moderator for most of this time. The goal of MidEast Web was to bring Jews and Arabs together and to work on mutual understanding; the goal of Zionism and Israel Info Center was to defend the legitimacy of Israel and Zionism. Both men were born in the United States and made aliyah, Ami in the 1960s and Joe in the 1980s. … Continue reading

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Mid-East Viewpoints ~ Ami Isseroff (1998)

About the Logo:  The View Points logo shows a gestalt illusion that may be familiar to many readers. Sometimes it looks like a vase, sometimes it looks like two people talking. It all depends on your point of view and expectations. We can all agree that both perceptions are valid. This is what View Points is all about! Peace in the Middle East through Dialogue and Rapprochement Hosted by Ami Isseroff I am proud to be a founding member of MidEast Web for Coexistence Part of the PEACE Mid-East Dialog Group    Peace is up to you. It is not enough to give peace a chance. We must make it happen. Without peace, there will be no security and no … Continue reading

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PEACE ~ the Story of a Mid-East Dialogue Group in 1998

Ami Isseroff‘s story of the Mid-East PEACE dialogue group in 1998, retrieved from http://ash74.tripod.com/story.htm and from peacewatch/Story1.htm This is PEACE – Ami Isseroff, August 1998 Introduction A small measure of hope came into the Middle East when the dialog and peace efforts of many individuals and governments bore first fruits in the signing of peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, and the signing of the Oslo treaties between the Israelis and the Palestinians. These events are part of what is known as “the peace process,” a long, arduous and often discouraging journey back from the edge of despair to the beginning of hope. Many have the impression that the ‘peace process’ is just a phrase, or a label for a political … Continue reading

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PEACE, a Mid-East Dialogue Group

  (logos used by “PEACE”) “PEACE, a Mid-East Dialogue Group” was established in 1998 by Ami Isseroff from Israel and Ameen Hannoun from Jordan. They had a web presence at http://ash74.tripod.com (main site webmastered by Ameen), www.geocities.com/capitolhill/senate/5455/ (Viewpoints by Ami) and www.ariga.com/peacewatch (Ariga being the website of the late Robert Rosenberg, PeaceWatch being the section webmastered by Ami). Read the story about PEACE here. Only Ash74 is still available on the internet, but as an abandoned website. After the death of Robert Rosenberg in 2006, Ami moved his PeaceWatch pages to a site of his own called Yu-Hu.com (middle-east.yu-hu.com/peacewatch/). Sadly, Ami died in 2011, and the contract for Yu-Hu.com expired in the summer of 2012. As caretaker for Ami’s web work, I have decided to save … Continue reading

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Deir Yassin: The Red Cross Report

The Red Cross Report Translation of Dr. Jacques DeReynier’s Memorandum on Deir Yassin by Matthew Hogan © 1999 Matthew C. Hogan   Translator/Annotator’s Introduction The following is a translation from French of the memorandum sent to the main office of the Red Cross in Geneva by Jacques de Reynier on April 13, 1948. The correspondence concerns his visit to the site of Deir Yassin on April 11, 1948, after it was captured by combined forces of the Irgun and Lehi, assisted by a unit of Palmach. De Reynier was representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Jerusalem. The memorandum was typewritten with a minor typo here and there and with some handwritten insertions. The translation below … Continue reading

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Deir Yassin: Levitza’s Account

Deir Yassin Levitza’s Account from ‘Nine Measures’ by Yitzhak Levi (“Levitza”) published by the ‘Maarachot’ the Israel Defense Army Press Tel Aviv 1986 Presented by the PEACE Middle East Dialog Group Translated by Ami Isseroff   Translator’s Introduction Yitzhak Levi was chief of intelligence in Jerusalem for the Haganah at the time of the Deir Yassin massacre. The Jerusalem Intelligence Service (Shai) was credited with some uncanny intelligence feats – not always well used by the Haganah command. Two of the branch chiefs were Chaim Herzog and Yitzhak Navon, both later presidents of Israel. There is no doubt that what Levitza said about the things in which he was in a position to know are accurate. It is probable that … Continue reading

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Deir Yassin: Uri Milstein’s Account

Deir Yassin Uri Milstein’s Account Translated by Ami Isseroff Presented by the PEACE Middle East Dialog Group   from Uri Milstein ‘The War of Independence Vol. IV: Out of Crisis Came Decision, Zmora – Bitan, Tel-Aviv 1991 Translator’s Introduction Uri Milstein’s history forms much of the basis for the ZOA report denying the Deir Yassin Massacre. However, Milstein himself did not deny the massacre. He simply sought to discredit the left as much as possible, and to place as much blame as possible on the Haganah and Palmach. Milstein’s account includes many partial quotes, set up as if to prove a certain point. This is particularly evident in the quotes taken from Mordehai Gihon,  which Milstein brings to show that … Continue reading

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Deir Yassin: Letter from Yisrael Galili

Deir Yassin Letter from Yisrael Galili Authenticating Meir Pail’s Testimony Presented by the PEACE Middle East Dialog Group This letter, vouching for the authenticity of Meir Pail’s version of the Deir Yassin massacre, was sent by Yisrael Galili, former head of the Haganah, to the manager of cultural activities at Kibbutz Hulda on 22/4/78. Uri Milstein in his book on the War of Independence cast doubt on Pail’s testimony, as did Morton Klein in the report he prepared for the ZOA. Pail and Raanan (Commander of the Irgun) had given contradictory versions of the Deir Yassin operation in talks at Hulda, and the manager of cultural activities asked Galili who was correct. Translation  …photographs of the terrible occurrence. I gave … Continue reading

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