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Who Is Behind Barack Obama’s Rise to Stardom?

Posted in ZioBama on July 17, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

American Free Press

August 17, 2009

By Victor Thorn

Is Barack Obama the product of a vast socialist conspiracy designed to undermine the fundamental tenets established by our Founding Fathers, all bankrolled and organized by elite financiers? The answer is unequivocally yes.

To deconstruct this labyrinth-like network, one must start at the top with global slash and burn speculator George Soros and his ties to the world’s most powerful banking family. Journalist, historian and economic researcher William Engdahl sets the stage.

Soros has been identified as a front man for the Rothschild banking group. Understandably, neither he nor the Rothschilds wants this important fact to be public.” He continues, “Soros’s connection to the ultra-secret international finance circles of the Rothschilds is not just an ordinary or accidental banking connection.”

Finally, in a November 1, 1996 article, Engdahl writes, “From the very first days when Soros created his own investment fund in 1969, he owed his success to his relation to the Rothschild family banking network.”

Soros, through his Open Society Institute, funnels approximately $300 million a year into various liberal venues, including the influential MoveOn.org, which he owns. According to veteran researcher Anton Chaitkin, Soros also hand-picked Barack Obama to challenge Hillary Clinton (and ultimately defeat GOP nominee John McCain). On Sept. 5, 2008, he wrote, “Barack Obama came under special Soros sponsorship in the 2004 U.S. Senate race [and] raised $60,000 for his campaign.” After attaining victory, Obama met personally with Soros, then attended a fundraiser at his home.

Chaitkin elaborates further in “Soros Runs British Foreign Office Coup Against U.S. Elections,” an online article. “On December 4, 2006, two years after getting into the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama went to Soros’s New York office to be interviewed for higher office. Soros then took Obama into a conference room for other politically subordinate billionaires. With money and connections assured, Obama announced for the presidency soon afterward.”

Lets look at the words of Michelle Obama from a June 19, 2008 speech. She said, “We’re going to have to change our traditions and our history.” She explained further on Aug. 25, 2008. “All of us are driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do. We have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.”

Who, precisely, will determine how our world should be? Mrs. Obama’s poignant phrase was lifted directly from Saul Alinsky, a Chicago-based Jewish extremist who penned the handbook for far-left causes, Rules for Radicals.

To implement his plans to undermine America, an intricate network needed to be established that would spread its tentacles throughout every aspect of society. One of the primary vehicles they utilized was the Tides Foundation, to which Soros contributed $13 million from 1997-2003. Established by Jewish antiwar activist Drummond Pike in 1976, this tax-exempt organization serves a very important function. According to researcher Ben Johnson of Front Page Magazine in September 2004, they “allow high-profile individuals to fund extremist organizations by ‘laundering’ their money through Tides, leaving no paper trail.”

In essence, after taking a 10 percent cut, Tides has fed over $300 million to entities such as cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, MoveOn.org and those who advocate abortion-on-demand, all the while assuring contributors that
they won’t be publicly linked to these causes. One look at the Tide Foundation’s board reveals who calls the shots.

Drummond, senior vice president Gary Schwartz, and executive vice president Ellen Friedman are all Jewish. Pike also used his leverage to bail out ACORN’s welfare rights leader Wade Rathke, after he embezzled $948,507. To protect Rathke, ACORN never contacted law enforcement officials or sought prosecution. Instead, Stephanie Strom of The New York Times wrote on Aug. 17, 2008, “The organization announced that an anonymous supporter had agreed” to pay off the debt. That man was Drummond Pike. To cover their tracks, Arthur Schwartz (also Jewish) now coordinates their slippery public relations.

Of course, Barack Obama began his political career as the chief national trainer for ACORN, which now faces lawsuits in 14 states for voter fraud. Obama’s mentor as a community organizer in Chicago was Gerald Kellman, a Saul Alinksy protegé. To begin his meteoric rise toward the White House, money originated from what Clarice Feldman of American Thinker calls the “Gang of Four”— Soros, Peter Lewis, Stephen Bing and Herbert & Marion Sandler. All are Jewish billionaires.

One of Obama’s most important backers was Marilyn Katz (Jewish), who oversaw security for the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and advocated violent guerrilla tactics toward the police (as did Obama associate William Ayers of the Weather Underground). Katz became a fundraising bundler for Obama, as well as hosting fundraisers and serving as an Illinois delegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

The Tides Foundation controls the San Francisco-based Apollo Alliance,
which “absolutely believes that government is the solution to all social and economic problems.”

On July 28, Phil Kerpen of Americans for Prosperity described how the “Apollo Alliance is designed to bring together the elements of organized labor with community organizers and green groups.” More importantly, Kerpen revealed that the Apollo Alliance “put out a draft stimulus bill in 2008 . . . that included almost everything that ended up being in the final stimulus bill.”

Van Jones, Obama’s new “green jobs czar,” described the Apollo Alliance as a “grand unified field theory for progressive left causes.” Who exactly is Van Jones? After participating in the 1992 L.A. riots (for which he was arrested and incarcerated), Jones told the East Bay Express on November 2, 2005, “I met all these young radical people of color—I mean, really radical Communists and anarchists. And it was like: this is what I need to be part of. I spent the next 10 years of my life working with
a lot of these people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary. I was a rowdy black revolutionary on April 28th, and when the verdicts came down on April 29th, I was a Communist.”

To round out this list, the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) is primarily responsible for what is contained in Obama’s socialized health care bill. Andy Stern and Anna Burger lead the SEIU, both of whom are Jewish cronies of George Soros. Their vice president is Gerald Hudson (Jewish). Pushing this bill and the stimulus package to various media outlets is Robert Borosage (Jewish) of the Institute for America’s Future (also a huge recipient of Soros’s funding). Overseeing the housing and banking industries is none other than Barney Frank (Jewish), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Last but not least, Key members of Obama’s inner circle—David Axelrod, Lawrence Summers and Rahm Emanuel are Jewish and Bilderberg.

Putting this complicated matter into perspective is educational theorist and critic David Solway. On July 7, 2009 he wrote, “We Jews are a sly and surreptitious people . It pains me to admit this, but candor compels. . . . [T]he best way to bring America to its knees, to weaken its will to survive, to cleverly turn it against itself, was to do everything in our considerable arsenal of means to deliver the White House to Barack Obama.”

The conspiracy has been completed, and now the Jewish Rothschild-Soros connection controls voter registration (ACORN), money laundering (Tides), billions in stimulus spending (Apollo), possibly the future of health care (SEIU), finance (Franks), and the Oval Office’s inner workings (Emanuel, Axelrod and Summers).

Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and the author of many books on 9-11 and the New World Order. These include “9/11 Evil” by Victor Thorn — Israel’s Central Role in the Sept. 11 Attacks and Phantom Flight 93

(Issue # 33, August 17, 2009)

The above article can be found at: Who Is Behind Barack Obama’s Rise to Stardom?

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Fiji freemasons held for sorcery

Posted in Etc. on July 16, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

BBC News

July 16, 2009

A group of freemasons have had to spend a night in jail in Fiji, after local villagers complained they were practising witchcraft.

The 14 men, including eight Australians and a New Zealander, had been holding a night-time meeting on Denerau island.

The New Zealand man told reporters he had spent a “wretched” time in jail, and blamed the mix-up on the actions of “dopey village people”.

Police also seized wands, compasses and a skull from the freemasons’ lodge.

Freemasonry is a centuries-old club that practises secret rituals and has more than five million members worldwide.

‘Nothing sinister’

The New Zealander, who did not want to give his name, told the New Zealand Herald that Tuesday night’s meeting was “interrupted by a banging on the door, and there were these village people and the police demanding to be let in”.

Nothing sinister was going on, he claimed, but “such is the nature of life in Fiji” they were taken to a nearby police station.

The freemasons insist they had a permit for the meeting and were released after spending an uncomfortable night there.

Police director of operations Waisea Tabakau told Legend FM News in Fiji that the group was being investigated for “allegedly practising sorcery”, the Fiji Village website reported.

The New Zealand man said that when they were freed the following morning, they were told their release was on the orders of the prime minister’s office.

Emergency regulations imposed by Fiji’s military regime allow police to detain people for up to 48 hours without charge.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/asia-pacific/8153159.stm

An Open Letter to DBS (An urgent appeal for the pure play)

Posted in RACHEL CORRIE BRIGADES on July 3, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

RC Brigades

Greetings, Daryl

The 800lb Gorilla completely supports your message, which has maintained an admirable consistency over the years despite adverse and often confusing circumstances. You’re one of the few truth-tellers out there to get at the root of the Zionist problem, while rightly maintaining that not all Jews are involved in the conspiracy.

Unfortunately, few others out there are able, or willing, to stay on target. Aside from you, Rafiq, Texe Marrs, Ognir and a handful of others, the rest — either through ignorance or ill-intention — are consistently tripped up by side issues of little or no real consequence.

We assumed that the online anti-Zionist movement, of which you have become a prominent leader, agreed unanimously vis-à-vis the most pressing issues. While the criminality (even illegitimacy) of the garrison-state of Israel constitutes a major plank of our platform, that platform must also acknowledge the following:

Zionist control of most, if not all, national governments, world financial bodies, global media and academic institutions; Israel’s central role in the 9/11 false-flag attacks (and its long history of false-flag ops); and our basic right to research and debate historical events, especially as they pertain to World War Two.

In fact, a ‘movement’ isn’t really a movement in the true sense of the word unless its members can agree on a core set of principles. Anything else amounts to little more than a glorified chat room.

We assumed those core principles would be obvious by now to most of those in the movement. And we also assumed that anyone with a pretense of speaking for the movement would be prepared to state those principles publicly — which McKinney most certainly did not.

We just listened to her recent interviews again. In reality, she didn’t go much further, if at all, than former Congressman Paul Findley did in his recent interview with you. And although Findley disappointed us (badly) on 9/11, he actually went further than McKinney on the extent of Zionist control of the US government:

“There is no question whatever as to whether the state of Israel has dominated our entire society… from coast to coast and from border to border,” Findley said. “It is also true that throughout our political system, the operations of the congress, the Department of Defense, the State Department… all of the areas of government which touch in any way Middle East policy are simply dominated by those who serve the state of Israel… The facts are plain that our entire nation is under the thumb of those whose interests in the state of Israel [surmount?] their interests in the United States, and that’s why we aren’t able to get a fair report over the major news media outlets. We don’t get fair treatment even in the higher education system…”

But whereas Findley is rightly criticized for not going far enough on 9/11, McKinney — who hardly went any further — is now being feted as a leader of the movement. Why isn’t McKinney held up to the same high standards as Findley?

As for what actions can be taken to resist Israel’s influence over congress, McKinney naively suggested simply voting the Israel-firsters out of office. She also appealed to the public to take steps aimed at pressuring the Obama administration not to sign new bills granting more US aid to Israel. Knowing what we do about ZioBama , does this sound like a realistic recipe for success? (Although you rightly pointed out that a White House run by Irgun scion Rahm Emanuel stood little chance of ever seriously defying Israel.)

We would like to believe that McKinney is on the level. We really would. But the whole thing smells too much like controlled opposition — an odor we assumed more self-proclaimed anti-Zionists would be able to recognize by now.

Another thing to consider: Many in the growing movement appear to have a relatively poor understanding of the Middle East situation. We, by contrast, have lived in the region for more than ten years (not in Israel!) while paying close attention to events.

And we can assure you: the long-suffering Palestinians, living under a brutal and totally illegitimate Israeli occupation for more than 60 years, are no strangers to controlled opposition, a Zionist specialty. In fact, the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority itself, headed by Zionist stooge Mahmoud Abbas , is nothing more than one big Israeli/US-financed controlled-opposition op.

The Palestinians are jaded, and hardly pinning their hopes to a former US congresswoman, no matter how many crayons she brings. Most would probably say that the only real resistance to Israel is the armed resistance led by Hamas, which won an outright majority in democratically-held parliamentary elections in 2006 — to which the Israelis responded by establishing an internationally-sanctioned embargo on the entire Gaza Strip. (The question we should be asking, therefore, is how this tiny garrison state could mobilize an international siege — with the blessings of the UN — on a neighboring territory).

The embattled people of Palestine would much prefer that the world be informed of the true facts of 9/11: that the attacks were the work of Israelis and Zionists rather than that of ‘fanatical Muslims’ with an irrational hatred for the west. So, by the way, would most Iraqis, Afghanis, Pakistanis and Somalis, who are currently being killed by the hundreds and thousands by Zionist-controlled western armies as a direct result of the insidious 9/11 lie.

Compared to this, McKinney and the ‘Free Gaza’ campaign pale into insignificance. If self-proclaimed anti-Zionists really can’t see this by now, then their support is, in any case, of questionable value.

The TiU-led ‘Free Gaza’ awareness campaign — which should have been about 9/11 and Zionist infiltration of governments, etc., in addition to Israeli criminality — was quickly transformed into a “Free Cynthia” campaign. It’s not even about the Palestinians anymore.

But then, that was the plan from the very beginning: to direct the organizational energies developing on the forum towards a relatively tame and innocuous side issue.

We must attack the roots of the problem, i.e., the core issues mentioned above. Anything else is mere theater. Anyone who has been listening to your show for the last couple years should know that.

What exactly is McKinney’s overriding objective, anyway? Is it simply the delivery of humanitarian supplies to Gaza? Is it an attempt to embarrass Israel in world opinion? Or is it to inspire others to follow her example?

And has she really succeeded in any of these?

As stated earlier, the Palestinians are, in actuality, worse off than they were before. Because while the ‘Free Gaza’ campaign was capturing the imaginations of Alex Jones, Rense and TiU, the Israelis announced the biggest single confiscation of Palestinian land in over 40 years— a development that received comparatively little attention in both the mainstream and alternative media.

(By way of quick comparison: check the results on Google News for ‘Cynthia McKinney, Gaza’ HERE , where you’ll find numerous reports by the ‘mainstream’ media, led by FOX News. Now check the results for ‘Israel land seizure’ HERE . Which story received more coverage?)

Some on the forum have accused us of being ‘agents’ of the enemy. This is absurd, and strongly suggests ulterior motives. How can we be accused of being agents when we’re simply asking to take our most effective weapon — evidence of Israel’s leading role in 9/11 — and use it?

We’re not trying to divide the movement; we’re simply trying to correct it by not letting it get hijacked by what we know to be more Zionist show business.

Isn’t that the TiU forum’s raison d’etre, anyway? Shouldn’t members be working together to try to separate fact from Zionist fiction? Instead, the forum is in danger of becoming little more than an echo chamber, where independent thought is discouraged and even ridiculed — which, by the way, is the defining characteristic of the Zionist-run ‘mainstream’ media.

We trust Ognir implicitly, but we fear that many members of the forum are surreptitiously working for the enemy.

It only stands to assume: any new forum devoted to the issue of fighting Zionism is bound to attract sayanim like stink on doo-doo. First they established a little credibility, then quickly attempted to steer the forum in the direction they wanted: towards an innocuous ‘Free Gaza’ campaign and away from the serious, knock-out issues mentioned above.

You can easily spot them now. Not only do their arguments lack logic and consistency, but note how aggressively they attack anyone offering an alternative viewpoint (reminding one of the monkeys featured recently on your site).

Also, note how they choose to express themselves using copious cursing and bad language. They just can’t seem to keep civil tongues in their heads, despite being told that such language can be detrimental to the movement’s cohesion. We’ve found such behavior to be typical of the enemy.

Daryl, you haven’t fallen for their tricks so far, and we’re sure you won’t start now. We’re counting on you — and the others out there still in possession of their critical faculties — to bring it back to the pure play.

GENUINE OPPOSITION: CAMPAIGN UPDATE 2

Posted in RACHEL CORRIE BRIGADES on July 2, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

Over the course of the last several hours, the 800lb Gorilla has sent emails to some 10,000 journalists and editors-in-chief at leading mainstream news publications throughout the continental United States, from the New York Times to the Sacramento Bee, and most in between. Along with a brief intro, the emails contained links to two documents — Victor Thorn’s ‘9/11 Evil: Israel’s Central Role in the Sept. 11 Attacks’ and ‘Israel Did 9/11.’

Thankfully, most of the mails appeared to get through (although the email account we used was just abruptly canceled), with hundreds so far having generated ‘read’ receipts.

We’ve started the ball rolling, but we need allies to keep up the momentum. So please mobilize your contacts to spread this Call to Action as far and wide as possible.

With only 100 like-minded supporters, we can set the enemy scrambling to control the damage — and that’s when they start making potentially fatal mistakes. With 1000-plus, we could turn this whole thing upside-down in one day.

With the amounts of proof arrayed against them, 9/11 constitutes their Achilles’ heel. It is a weakness that absolutely must be exploited before imminent changes to the Internet make effective communication and organization impossible.

Supporters are urged to pick up where we left off on emails, while we temporarily shift our attack to the blogosphere.

Recommended targets for mass email campaigns include: national military and law enforcement agencies; non-US news and media organizations; mainstream 9/11 truth forums; and large family-owned businesses.

But don’t stop there — brainstorm innovative means of delivery to get the message out. If enough good people join in, we can begin properly coordinating the campaign and dividing necessary labor to achieve maximum effect.

[LATEST: It now appears that the ‘Big String’ email provider we were using was abruptly modified system-wide to prevent mass emails from going out. According to Big String, the move was intended to ‘combat potential spammers.’]

The Cynthia McKinney-led ‘Free Gaza’ campaign was meant to direct our resources in support of a side-issue, while the real threats — Zionist infiltration of national governments and Israeli false-flag terrorism, among others — go unmentioned.

For us, that just won’t fly. Not this time.

As for those accusing us of being Zionist saboteurs intent on distracting attention away from the ‘Free Gaza’ affair, I say this:

We now have enough evidence of Israeli involvement in 9/11 to get a conviction from an independent court of law (emphasis on independent). But instead of shouting it from the rooftops, you would have us mobilize our now-considerable resources to support someone who hasn’t even stated definitively that 9/11 was an inside job — let alone an Israeli one.

No thanks.  We’re opening up with both barrels, and we’re not going to stop until something gives.

GENUINE OPPOSITION CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Posted in RACHEL CORRIE BRIGADES on July 1, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

The ‘Free Gaza’ affair has come to a close after McKinney’s dramatic seizure and incarceration by Israeli forces and she is currently awaiting deportation.

And what have the besieged Palestinians of Gaza gained?

Sure, Israel got some bad press. But not nearly as much as they got during the January assault on the Gaza Strip — and what’s happened since then?

Any intelligent reading of the situation will reveal that the Palestinians are, in actuality, worse off than they were before. Because, while the ‘alternative’ media focused attention on McKinney’s standoff with the Israeli navy, the Israeli government announced the largest seizure of Palestinian land in more than 40 years — a development of far, far greater consequence to the Palestinian people than whether or not a small consignment of humanitarian aid got into Gaza.

Cynthia, though, made out just fine: although she failed in her mission to Gaza, she has reaped considerable ‘street cred,’ or popular credibility, within the growing anti-Zionist movement — without once publicly conceding any of the movement’s core grievances. Those grievances, to name only a few, include the following: that Zionist control of the US government extends far, far beyond AIPAC; that 9/11 was an Israeli/Zionist false-flag op; and that certain historical events, particularly those surrounding World War Two, continue to be ‘off limits’ to academic research and public debate.

So now that the ‘Free Gaza’ campaign is over, without accruing any gains to the Palestinians whatsoever, we’re hoping you will join us in an act of genuine opposition, one that actually has a chance at changing the status quo for the better — for the Palestinians and for the world in general.

The ‘Free Gaza’ campaign is theatre. The fact that it is being hyped by well-known disinformation agents, including Jeff Rense, Alex Jones and the RBN Network, only confirms this.

We’ve been watching the enemy too long now not to know controlled opposition when we see it. It is unfortunate that the same can’t be said of the majority of self-proclaimed anti-Zionists, though, who appear to be swallowing it hook, line and sinker — when they should know better.

Therefore, as stated earlier, we propose a coordinated campaign over the next two days with one objective and one objective only: to get the word out about the Zionist danger — with an emphasis on the real issues, especially 9/11 — to as many people as possible in a single, coordinated online awareness campaign.

For the next 48 hours, therefore, we’re going to pound away, regardless of the support we get from the rest of the online anti-Zionist community. We plan to post all responses we receive — on various alternative forums, including TiU — in hopes of encouraging maximum participation.

With only 100 dedicated people working with us, we could really set the enemy scrambling to control the damage. With a thousand, we could make history.

If you really want to bring relief to the long-suffering people of Palestine, we have to attack the root causes of that suffering. And those root causes are to found in the world’s political and economic power centers now thoroughly controlled by Zionists – not on the shores of the Gaza Strip.

As for those who don’t endorse this action, we’ll have no choice but to draw our own conclusions about your fidelity to the cause. Because whether you support McKinney or not, there is absolutely no intelligent reason not to participate in this if you’re serious about taking the fight to the enemy.

So drop what you’re doing, start putting together an arsenal of truth, and get ready to open fire — no matter where you are — at roughly 6:00am GMT. Thank you and best of luck, and we’ll keep you informed of our progress.

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL: Israel announces largest seizure of Palestinian land since 1967

Posted in Israel with tags , , on July 1, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

Israel announces 50 new settler homes, land seizure

Associated Press
June 30, 2009

Israel on Monday approved construction of an initial 50 new homes at a West Bank settlement and announced plans to expropriate West Bank land between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea shore.

The decisions drew immediate criticism from Palestinians as Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak flew to New York for talks with George Mitchell, President Barack Obama’s Middle East envoy, to narrow a rift with Israel’s key ally over its settlement projects. [Obama, like his Middle East envoy, is a Zionist agent. For proof of this, see ZioBama at the 800lb Gorilla. Washington’s ‘rift’ with Israel is little more than theatre — 800]

A spokesman for Israel’s Civil Administration, which reports to Barak and is involved in both moves, said it had placed ads in the Arabic al-Quds newspaper on Friday inviting Palestinians who object to the move to file appeals within 45 days.

The land in question includes a strip along the shores of the Dead Sea that emerged over the years as the water receded due to shrinkage,” the spokesman said.

He confirmed that some of it was fit for construction.

The Defense Ministry also presented to Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday plans to relocate settlers from Migron, an outpost built in the West Bank without Israeli government permission, to the settlement of Adam, north of Jerusalem.

There are plans for another 1,400 housing units at this site, Israel’s anti-settlement group Peace Now told the court.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas [installed by Israel to suppress the resistance] reiterated his refusal to restart stalled peace talks with Israel unless the Jewish state halted settlement activity.

“We won’t accept the continuation of settlements,” he said in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Palestinians have been lobbying Washington to pressure Israel to halt land seizures and settlement expansion.

LARGEST SETTLEMENT

According to the ads in al-Quds, the land slated for expropriation totals 139 sq km (54 sq miles). It includes plots of land near the major West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, the spokesman said, without giving further details.

“This would be the largest area of land ever confiscated by Israel in one go since 1967. We will appeal against this decision,” said Hatem Abdel-Qader, Palestinian Authority Minister for Jerusalem Affairs.

Maale Adumim is the largest settlement in the West Bank and one of three blocs that Israel wants to keep under any future deal with Palestinians in a future trade-off of land for peace.

Israel is trying to reach a deal with Washington on West Bank settlement activity, which President Obama wants stopped completely in an attempt to revive stalled peace talks aimed at establishing a Palestinian state.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he would not allow the building of new settlements but would allow construction in existing communities, under what Israel calls “natural growth.” His refusal to fully halt settlement activity has sparked a rare dispute between Israel and its main ally. [Again, this ‘dispute’ is stage managed and intended entirely for domestic consumption. As Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman said recently, the US will ‘accept any Israeli policy decision’ — 800]

Barak meets Mitchell on Tuesday in New York in a bid to bridge differences with Washington over settlements.

Some 500,000 Israelis live among 2.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, land Israel captured [unlawfully seized] in the 1967 Middle East war.

In an apparent attempt to reduce friction with Washington, Netanyahu endorsed in a speech this month the establishment of a Palestinian state, but said it should be demilitarized and would have limited sovereignty. Palestinians rejected his terms.

The exposure of new dry land by the Dead Sea over the past 20 years may worsen the dispute. The spokesman said some of land slated for expropriation was fit for construction purposes.

The above article can be found at: http://in.news.yahoo.com/137/20090630/760/twl-israel-announces-50-new-settler-home.html