Weekend Wrap

JPost.com's Shabbat news round-up: Iranian satellites, PA elections and the Holocaust Museum under fire.

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Holocaust Museum slammed by activists Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 16:45 A group of American Jewish activists has launched a campaign aimed at getting the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to recognize the anti-Semitic actions by Arab and Muslim leaders during World War II and to take a leading role in fighting anti-Semitism in the Arab world. Pentagon mole sentenced to 12 years Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 20:06 Larry Franklin, the Pentagon analyst who admitted conveying classified information to staffers of the pro-Israel lobby (AIPAC) and to Israeli officials, was sentenced Friday to 12 years of prison and a $10,000 fine at the US District Court in Alexandria Virginia. Melhem denied medical treatment Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 20:21 Twenty eight-year-old Wadi Kassab resident Nadim Melhem, who was shot and killed by police on Thursday, was apparently shot twice, once in the leg and once in the chest, and was prevented by police at the scene from receiving medical attention. Iran building spy satellite Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 21:03 Also, according to a Channel 2 report Friday, Iran is working with an Italian company to build a spy satellite, showing documents outlining the deal and still photos of meetings between Italian company officials and Iranians. The documents, with the title "The Mesbah Project," explain what the satellite's abilities would be and what it would look like. Labor supports dividing Jerusalem Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 23:18 In its new campaign platform, the Labor Party supports giving up Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem in a final deal with the Palestinians, a Labor lawmaker said Friday. US: Iran misrepresents the Palestinians Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 4:39 The State Department, reacting negatively to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's meeting in Damascus with leaders of two militant Palestinian groups, said Friday neither Iran nor Syria can proclaim themselves champions of the Palestinian people. Fatah pulling ahead of Hamas in security forces' voting Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 13:46 Beginning at seven a.m. on Saturday, balloting began for the some 58,700 security personnel throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip who were expected to participate in special early voting in the coming days, ahead of Wednesday's election, in order to allow them to take up positions on election day. Some seven hours into Saturday's early balloting for Palestinian security forces in the PA parliamentary elections, exit polls showed PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party leading in Ramallah, Kalkilya, and Jericho in the West Bank and in Rafah and Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip.