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evenflow
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posted 18 August 2003 01:28 PM      Profile for evenflow        Edit/Delete Post
Israel Claims 'Lost Property' In Arab Countries

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GAZA CITY, August 17 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – In a bid seen as trying to get a bigger slice of the grand Iraqi cake, Israel has drawn up a file on Jewish property and money allegedly left by Jewish immigrants in Arab countries, particularly Iraq.

The Israeli justice ministry spokesman said that the government would ask Jews in Israel and all over the world within the few coming days to present information on their purported belongings in Iraq, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) said Saturday, August 16.

Israeli sources put at $10 billion the value of the so-called Jewish property in Iraq alone, noting that Israel expects the would-be Iraqi oil minister return these money calmly and without any media fuss.

One of the Jews whose family used to live in Iraq has estimated the value of Jewish property there at a mind-boggling $20 billion, the PIC said.

Quoting former Israeli energy minister Moshe Shahal, of an Iraqi origin, the center said that negotiations between Tel Aviv and Washington over this issue are underway, disclosing that a secret agreement was currently being drafted over the alleged Jewish property in Iraq.



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DrConway
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posted 19 August 2003 10:39 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Did anybody figure out what the optics were gonna look like on this?

(*cough* pillaging *cough*)


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Michelle
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posted 19 August 2003 10:53 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sure, Israelis can be compensated for what they lost in Iraq. Right after they tell their government to FAIRLY compensate Palestinians for the land and homes and lives they've stolen and continue to steal from them.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 20 August 2003 12:17 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I know my Yiddish is weak, but would this count as "chutzpah"?
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evenflow
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posted 20 August 2003 05:23 PM      Profile for evenflow        Edit/Delete Post
Norman Finkelstein's mom used to say that there's a very good reason why Jewish people invented the word chutzpah.
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Michelle
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posted 20 August 2003 05:27 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
And what would that reason be?
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worker_drone
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posted 20 August 2003 05:55 PM      Profile for worker_drone        Edit/Delete Post
Maybe when they're done working this out they can take some of that 10 billion and invest in this great property in Florida I know about.

Anyone else who believes this story is welcome to contact me about this amazing real estate opportunity as well


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evenflow
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posted 21 August 2003 12:58 PM      Profile for evenflow        Edit/Delete Post
Michelle, I'm assuming she meant that the word chutzpah was invented by people who exhibited a certain type of behaviour that didn't have another word to describe it. Of course, that's just what I understood, it may be incorrect and we'd have to ask her what she meant by it to get the right answer.
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