From: "Kevin Anderson"
Subject: once again... israel is proving to be utter buttheads.
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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 08:55:17 GMT
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i think we should issue a proclamation declaring that any who enter israel
are to be considered terminally retarded.
that would make moshe katsav the posterboy for retardation with ariel sharon
the special olympics champion.
nyenneehhh, <<< so israelis can understand it.
Pilgrims Face New Obstacle in Holy Land
JERUSALEM, JAN. 23, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Israeli authorities have imposed new
security moves that might keep pilgrims from visiting holy places in the
AsiaNews reported that Israeli border officials have been passing a leaflet
in English and Arabic to travelers arriving in Israel and Palestine.
Written in large print is "Welcome to the State of Israel." The leaflet
specifies that "entry into the territories under the control of the
Palestinian Authority, in the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria ., is forbidden
without the attainment of prior written authorization."
Those areas would include Bethlehem, Jericho, Emmaus and Qumran, traditional
destinations for all Christian pilgrims, observed AsiaNews, an agency of the
Pontifical Institute of Foreign Missions.
Israeli authorities promise a response to written entry requests within five
working days. Only a written response from the military government's Foreign
Relations Office constitutes a valid authorization.
Anyone daring to enter these violence-torn territories without authorization
risks serious sanctions, the leaflet says. It warns of "legal measures" and
even "deportation and refusal of future re-entry into the State of Israel."