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2003
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– subject to continuing refinement –
January
The Israeli government prevents Palestinian representatives from traveling to a high level conference in London to find a solution to the Israel-Palestine crisis.
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...
 
  In
Canada – Jewish mobster and sex slave-trader LUDWIG LYOSHA FAINBERG is deported to Israel without prosecution.
 
  In
Israel – A sandstone tablet, inscribed in ancient Hebrew script with details about the renovation of the Temple in the time of king Joash (Jehoash), is declared an authentic 9th century BC artifact by SHIMON ILANI of Israel's Geological Institute after a year of tests.
The gray sandstone tablet was originally white. Specks of gold had also melted into the surface of the tablet, probably at a later conflagration in the Temple or at the Temple's destruction by the Babylonians in 586 BC.
The tablet has a 15-line inscription that resembles descriptions in 2 Kings 12:1-6, 11-17, reports Israel's Geological Survey, which examined the artifact. In it, the king tells priests to take – "holy money ...to buy quarry stones and timber and copper and labor to carry out the duty with faith."
The last sentence of the inscription reads – If the work is completed well, "the Lord will protect his people with blessing."
King Joash's
Temple Edict tablet
verified
  In
Belgium: The State legislature considers legislation that would allow persons such as ARIEL SHARON to be tried for war crimes.
   
Tuesday 28: In Israel – ARIEL SHARON's Likud Party is returned to power in a general election with an increased majority.

February
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...
 
Tuesday 4: In Zimbabwe – Jewish, former Israeli intelligence officer, ARI BEN-MENASHE (now running a political consultancy in Canada) testifies as principal prosecution witness for the State to silence the leader of Zimbabwe's main opposition party (Movement for Democratic Change), MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on a charge of treason.
BEN-MENASHE falsely alleges that he had signed a contract with the accused in 2001 to assassinate President MUGABE for £300,000 and that the British Government would provide the money.
   
Wednesday 12: In Belgium – 23 survivors of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre obtain a ruling by the Belgium high court that would allow Israeli prime minister, ARIEL SHARON, to be tried for war crimes after he leaves office.
  In
response, Israel's Chief Rabbi, YISRAEL MEIR LAU, calls it "outrageous".
Israel's Foreign Minister, BENJAMIN NETANYAHU (Mileikowsky), says –
"We in Israel, and the Jewish people as a whole, have had enough of blood libels on the soil of Europe and we are going to fight this one with everything we have, politically and diplomatically."
Israeli Minister of Justice, MEIR SHEETRIT, says Belgium is a "small and insignificant nation" and that Israel's 1983 inquiry (which forced ARIEL SHARON's resignation as Defence MInister) served due process.
Justice belongs to victims

March
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...
Rachel Corrie murdered
by Israel's military
   
Sunday 16: In Rafah, Gaza – An Israeli armoured military bulldozer (Caterpillar D9R, paid for by the U.S. Government as part of its aid to Israel) crushes 23-year-old American RACHEL CORRIE to death as she wears her fluorescent jacket while she stands clearly visible in protest at the intended destruction of the home of Palestinian pharmacist Samir Nasrallah by Israel's military. Although the Israel government and its IDF described the death as accidental, her co-protesting eyewitnesses assert that the Israeli soldier driving the bulldozer deliberately ran Corrie over twice and that she was not hidden behind debris as the Israeli government and IDF allege. (See: February 24, 2010).
The West's Iraq War Begins
Wednesday 19: A coalition of forces led by the United States and the United Kingdom begin to attack Iraq.
   
Thursday 27: In Germany – 22-year-old JEREMIAH DUGGAN dies in highly suspicious circumstances in Wiesbaden, Germany, of which there has been no proper investigation.
 

  April
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...
The Iraq war is declared by the USA to be over.
 
   
The death of (British Jew) JEREMIAH DUGGAN in Wiesbaden, Germany, is linked to the influence of its Schiller Institute run by the wife of anti-Semite LYNDON LAROUCHE (pen-name – LYN MARCUS, ex-Trotskyite).
 
  In
Palestine – Israel begins to build a 6-metre concrete wall around the Palestinian areas, confiscating Palestinian land on both sides of the wall as a security zone.
 
   
Sunday 6: In West Jerusalem – The Israel Supreme Court under political pressure amends it previous decision (May 22, 2002), prohibits the 'Women of the Wall' from praying at the women's area of the Kotel (Wailing Wall) and rules that the government must provide an alternative area at Robinson's Arch.
Israel Supreme Court bows
to political pressure
   
Friday 11: In Gaza – British protestor THOMAS 'Tom' HURNDALL, wearing bright orange jacket, is shot in the head by an Israeli military sniper Sergeant Taysir Hayb. Hayb later said a policy of shooting at unarmed civilians existed at the time.
Hurndall does not recover from the IDF attack and dies nine months later.
   
Wednesday 30: President BUSH, of the USA, presents a performance-based 'Road Map to Peace' in Israel Palestine, without proposals on the status of Palestinian refugees or of Jerusalem.

  May
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...
   
Friday 16: In Morocco – The Jewish community centre is bombed, together with Western restaurants, by the al-Qa'eda Islamic terror network.
Sunday 25: In Israel – The Israeli cabinet reluctantly agrees with 15 reservations (NETANYAHU and others abstain), to the United States 'Road Map to Peace' insofar as it accepts the possible existence of an independent Palestinian state.
However, in a parallel vote, in contrast to immigration rights to Jews from anywhere, the cabinet denies the right of return to Palestinians who fled their homes in Israel's 1948 war of independence.

  June
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...

  July
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...

August
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...
See Haaretz Magazine report on Shin Bet's secret prison (Shin Bet is Israel's domestic secret service agency) – Camp 1391.
Illegal detentions
In
West Bank, Palestine – Israel's Defence Force demolishes 115 Palestinian shops and stalls (an important source of income for several communities) and a number of homes to clear the way for Israel's 'security wall'.
 

September
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...
Tuesday 16: In New York – The United States vetoes (11 to 1, 3 abstentions) a resolution of the United Nations Security Council condemning the Israeli decision to "remove" Palestinian Authority leader YASSER ARAFAT.
 
 
Hamas' hard-line wheelchair-bound spiritual leader SHEIKH AHMED YASSIN escapes an Israeli assassination attempt. (See 2004, March 22).
 
 
Wednesday 24: In Israel – A letter (authored by 31-year-old Black Hawk helicopter pilot named YONATAN SHAPIRA) is signed by 26 other reserve pilots and former pilots already exempt from reserve duty stating –
"We, veteran and active pilots alike, who served and still serve the State of Israel for long weeks every year, are opposed to carrying out attack orders that are illegal and immoral of the type the state of Israel has been conducting in the [Palestinian] territories. We, who were raised to love the State of Israel and contribute to the Zionist enterprise, refuse to take part in Air Force attacks on civilian population centers. We, for whom the Israel Defense Forces and the Air Force are an inalienable part of ourselves, refuse to continue to harm innocent civilians. These actions are illegal and immoral, and are a direct result of the ongoing occupation which is corrupting all of Israeli society. Perpetuation of the occupation is fatally harming the security of the state of Israel and its moral strength." And,
“We will continue to serve the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), but not the Israeli occupation forces.”
The Pilots' Letter
  The
signatories clarify that they do not reject military service in the IDF but declare –
"We ...shall continue to serve in the Israel Defense Forces and the Air Force for every mission in defense of the State of Israel."
One of the signatories is a famous former pilot Brigadier General (res.) YIFTAH SPECTOR.
• In response the pilots are grounded and no longer allowed to train cadets in Israel's flight school.
• In response to the letter, hundreds of IAF pilots signed a petition denouncing the pilots' letter and their refusal to serve.
• Because of the harsh response, several of the pilots who originally signed the letter renege and remove their signatures. Later, in an interview given to Israeli journalist Dan Margalit, YIFTAH SPECTOR states that the letter was misunderstood and that pilots should not refuse to perform "targeted killing" of "terrorist leaders".
Some sanity in the IDF.
   
28: In the UK – The Sunday Times reports that weapons manufacturer and international bribes sponsor, BAE Systems has hired a private security contractor to collate information about individuals working at the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and their activities.( In February 2007, BAE Systems again steals private confidential information from CAAT.)
BAE corruption again

Rabbinic Year 5764
Israel Mid-Year 3451
October
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...
Tuesday 14: In New York – The United States vetoes (10 to 1, 4 abstentions) a resolution of the United Nations Security Council condemning the security wall built by Israel in the West Bank.

November
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...
 
Wednesday 12: In USA – 'Bright Stars of Bethlehem', NFP is incorporated under the Illinois General Not for Profit Corporation Act –
“to support the health, education, cultural and spiritual development of the people of the Middle East in order to promote peace and harmony in the region.”
The mission of the Bright Stars of Bethlehem is to assure that Christianity in the Holy Land survives and thrives by seeding and providing support to Christmas Lutheran Church ministries in Bethlehem that provide hope, healing and education to the Christian community that is quickly disappearing from the Holy Land.
In
Athol Oaklands, Johannesburg, South Africa – HAZEL CRANE is assassinated on her way to court to testify against Israeli mafia's LIOR SAAT (the third dead witness against him).
Israeli Mafia
in South Africa
In
Saturday 15: In Turkey –
• About 9.20 AM the Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul is bombed by al-Qa'eda Islamic terrorist network.
• About 9.30 AM the Beit Israel synagogue in Istanbul is bombed by al-Qa'eda Islamic terrorist network.

(The two suicide-bombers were identified as Mesut Cauk and Gokhan Elaltuntas, both Turkish nationals from Bingol in south-eastern Turkey).
Israel – the population of Jerusalem reaches 689,000 (Central Bureau of Statistics).
 

December
The Israel-Palestine conflict continues...
 
In
Israel – 13 reservists of Sayeret Matkal, an elite Israeli commando unit, serving in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (nine commandos in Sayeret Matkal, 2 soldiers who had been removed from reserve duty because of prior refusals to serve there, and 2 additional combatant soldiers), write to Prime Minister ARIEL SHARON stating –
"
• We shall no longer lend a hand in the occupation of the [Palestinian] territories.
• We shall no longer take part in the deprivation of basic human rights from millions of Palestinians.
• We shall no longer serve as a shield in the crusade of the [Jewish] settlements. We shall no longer corrupt our moral character in missions of oppression.
• We shall no longer deny our responsibility as soldiers of the Israeli DEFENSE force."
The letter, released just three months after the Pilots' Letter above, is condemned sharply by politicians on both the right and the left of the Israeli political spectrum.
Defense Minister SHAUL MOFAZ claims that the soldiers are exploiting the reputation of their unit in order to attack the government's policies.
The Commandos Letter
 
Wednesday 10: The General Assembly of the United Nations submits an official request (resolution ES-10/14) to the International Court of Justice for an Advisory Opinion on the legality of Israel's security wall under international law. (See July 2004).
See also: Yesh Gvul גבול יש,
"there is a limit" or
"the border exists"

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