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Friday, November 10, 2006

News for 11-09-06

11-09-06 - Violent spell rivals worst times for Palestinian children UNICEF is distressed by the extraordinary violence in northern Gaza. Since 1 November, we estimate that 68 Palestinians have been killed, including 14 children. The deaths during the last seven days, including the children killed in today's shelling, add to the steady deadly toll on Palestinian children since the Intifada broke out in 2000, with 113 children killed so far this year.

11-09-06 - A Palestinian prepares to bury the body of one-and-a-half-year-old Maram Al-Athamna

11-09-06 - Palestinians chide U.N. silence on Gaza At a daylong open meeting of the Security Council, speaker after speaker denounced the killings and criticized what they described as Israel's excessive use of force in its offensive in Gaza.

11-09-06 - Palestinian farmers fight back against Israeli attack during demonstration Israeli forces placed signs on Palestinian agricultural land and the town cemetery indicating that the Wall will be imposed there, as reported by eyewitnesses this afternoon. In response to the impending land confiscation, village residents and area farmers marched to the scene where soldiers beat the Palestinians after telling them to leave

11-09-06 - Chaos and commitment at Gaza hospital

11-09-06 - Israeli shells shear branches off Palestinian patriarch's family tree All told, Assamna lost his mother, four children, four grandchildren and three daughters-in-law in the shelling. His brother Masoud also died, as did Masoud's wife, son and daughter-in-law.

11-09-06 - Palestinians Blame U.S. for Deterioration 30.6 per cent of respondents think the United States is responsible for the deterioration of the economic conditions in the territories of the Palestinian Authority

11-09-06 - Israeli attack 'an outrage that cries to heaven' - Tutu Johannesburg: Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu condemned an Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip that killed 18 people as an atrocity yesterday, saying "security does not come from the barrel of a gun".

11-09-06 - An Out of Control IDF

11-09-06 - Lebanon's Hezbollah slams Israeli attack on Gaza "The savage massacre committed by the Zionists in Beit Hanoun today is new proof of the racism and wantonness of this enemy and the nature of its aggression and criminality, coming on top of a moving series of massacres especially in Palestine and Lebanon."

11-09-06 - Chris Hedges: Bush and Israel, Midwives to Radical Islam

11-09-06 - Grief turns to rage as Beit Hanoun buries its dead Ephraim Sneh, the deputy defence minister, told the Jerusalem Post that the "moral responsibility" for the deaths lay with militants who operate from within civilian areas.
It's never the fault of Israel. K.

11-09-06 - Bush resubmits Bolton A number of Jewish Democrats in the Senate have since considered dropping their opposition because of Bolton?s outspoken defense of Israel and his tough stance on Iran.

11-09-06 - Israeli jets violate Lebanese airspace as France protests Israeli jets violated Lebanese airspace on Thursday, hours after France summoned Israel's ambassador to protest about Israeli warplanes diving on French UN peacekeepers in the south, police said.

11-09-06 - The vehicles the Israeli army never stops Israeli security forces have used stolen cars to assassinate Palestinian militants on several occasions since 2000. On these occasions Palestinian collaborators would bring an attractive car, rigged with explosives, to the target who would later be blown up.

11-09-06 - Olmert says 'technical failure' led to killing of Gaza family They must have a hundred ways of exonerating themselves of blame. Recall the Gaza beach shelling of July which killed almost an entire family. To buy into the excuse is to give credence to the myth that Israel actually gives a sh#t about the lives of Palestinian (or any Arab) civilians - it doesn't. Never has. Behold the civilian-to-Hez killing ratio by the IDF, and the million or so cluster bomblets Israel fired into Lebanon three days before the ceasefire (that they knew was forthcoming).

11-09-06 - Olmert: Sorry for civilian deaths in Gaza And the Palestinians might respond.

11-09-06 - U.S. plans to veto proposed UN resolution on Beit Hanun deaths Our government stands in the way of justice - AGAIN. Americans and Palestinians have something in common -they both live under a foreign occupation.

11-09-06 - A profound pessimism has taken hold of Israel Palestinians are being made to pay for Israel's failure in Lebanon. It seems to give the Israelis a warm fuzzy feeling to know that they can revert back to shooting fish in a barrel.

11-09-06 - Save the Children: A Berlin wall for the 21st Century We call for the UN member states to make effective the International Court of Justice
(ICJ) advisory opinion of 9 July 2004 that calls for Israel to cease construction and to dismantle those sections of the Wall which are located in the West Bank.

11-09-06 - US gives Lebanon army 10.5 million dollars of equipment

11-09-06 - France summons Israeli ambassador over Lebanon incident The French government has summoned Israel's ambassador to Paris to complain about an incident in Lebanon in which Israeli warplanes dived menacingly on French UN peacekeepers, officials said.

11-09-06 - Olmert: Israel won't stop targeting Gaza Israel will keep targeting Palestinian rocket squads in Gaza despite the risk of inadvertently hitting civilians, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday, as tens of thousands of Palestinians buried 18 victims of an errant Israeli artillery strike.

11-09-06 - Russia, Bahrain urge renewed efforts to find Mideast peace Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Bahraini counterpart, Khaled ben Ahmed al-Khalifa, called for renewed diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in the Palestinian territories.

11-09-06 - Hamas says no leading politicians in next government

11-09-06 - Hard times for widows of violence

11-09-06 - Human rights groups ask High Court to expand security zone betwen Palestinian civilians and IDF Six human rights groups asked the High Court of Justice yesterday to expedite proceedings for their request that the Israel Defense Forces expand the "security zone," the minimal space allowed between a civilian population and the area from which the army fires shells.

11-09-06 - Abbas in talks with Meshaal Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday spoke by telephone with the exiled political leader of the ruling Hamas movement over efforts to form a unity government, his spokesman said.

11-09-06 - Nonviolent protest continues against construction of Jewish museum on desecrated Islamic cemetery

11-09-06 - PLC member Ashrawi calls for impartial probe committee into Gaza attacks

11-09-06 - MDA charges for evacuation of Beit Hanoun wounded

11-09-06 - State prosecution waives entry ban on Palestinian PhD student

11-09-06 - Just how cozy is Pelosi with AIPAC?

11-09-06 - Want to win media game? Don't apologize Shelling in Beit Hanoun deals hefty blow to Israel's already struggling image, so how does one win war on minds and perhaps more importantly ? hearts? Media expert Dr. Ra'anan Gissin and former ambassador Zvi Mazel weigh in I've an idea: why not stop bombing civilians?

11-09-06 - Opponents of Pro-Israel Lobby Releasing DVD The CNI Foundation was founded in 1989 by former Republican congressman Paul Findley, to counter the influence of pro-Israel lobbying groups such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Findley was voted out of office in the early 1980s by an opponent who received significant backing from donors who were affiliated with Aipac.

11-09-06 - Gates expected to push Israel-Palestinian talks supporters of Israel were quietly raising concerns that Gates's associations with members of President George H. W. Bush's foreign policy team would reignite calls for active US engagement towards the end of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks With Capitol Hill teeming with Israel-firsters, as noted by the many articles by the Jewish Telegraph Agency (the horse's mouth) these past few days, I'd say that we've still got a ways to go before America's foreign policy is one in which AMERICA'S interest come first. However, Gates is a step in the right direction. Keep it coming.

11-09-06 - AIPAC's Nov. 9 message to its supporters "AIPAC reached nearly every lawmaker elected in Tuesday?s mid-term congressional elections as part of its effort to educate political candidates on the value of the U.S.-Israel relationship. During the campaign that ended Tuesday, nearly every viable candidate met with AIPAC professional staff members and submitted a position paper summarizing his or her views on U.S. Middle East policy."

11-09-06 - French troops 'came close to shooting down Israeli jets' Defence Ministry officials would not elaborate on why the French troops decided not to fire, nor explain why they waited eight days to announce the incident. Ahh France. A wee bit enthralled by that 'sh@tty little country', are we?...

11-09-06 - UN meets to address israeli paranoia

11-09-06 - The Old Zionist Smear Machine

11-09-06 - Warrant issued for former Iranian president Israeli Ambassador Rafael Eldad called the development "highly significant."

11-09-06 - Israeli youth think Shas rabbi is most powerful Israelis under 30 think Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is the most powerful person in Israel, a study found. See also "The spiritual leader of Israel's ultra-orthodox Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, has provoked outrage with a sermon calling for the annihilation of Arabs. ".

11-09-06 - World learns from Israel on deserts Israel is hosting an international conference on how to make deserts bloom. Step 1, make war, steal desert land. Step 2, steal water from neighbors. Ouila!

11-09-06 - Casey rejoices in his election as Pennsylvanians reject Santorum Betsy Sheerr, an adviser to the campaign who had traveled to Israel with Casey and serves on the board of trustees for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, was enthusiastic. "Israel won big tonight, as did the U.S.-Israel relationship," declared Sheerr America's interests factor in exactly how?

11-09-06 - After the elections in America Political struggles between the administration and Congress should not be allowed to impede the handling of the existential threat to Israel, and the danger that the entire region will come under the influence of the radical Islamic regime in Tehran.
Israel afraid US won't deal with Iran (in the way that they want us to).

11-09-06 - The lame-duck syndrome Bush's well-wishers are suggesting to him that he remove Israel from this dubious group. They are imploring him to follow in the footsteps of his father, who marked the conclusion of the first Gulf War with the Madrid peace conference. Will the son listen to them, or will he be attentive to Christian evangelists and Jewish lobbyists, "friends of Israel," who will take the wind out of his sails and remind him how, a year later, they sent his parents home to the ranch and his party into the opposition? Wow. A frank admission there by a writer for Israeli news site Ha'aretz. A keeper. They took Bush's daddy down, and now they're jumping ship seeing as how the war on Iraq wasn't the cakewalk that the neocons, their cohorts in the US, promised and also harping on Bush to do their bidding with regard to Iran. Junior should pay them back in kind.

11-09-06 - Key US policies will not see major changes following elections McCormack, said, however, there will be few changes with regard to the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programmes and the Israeli- Palestinian conflict

11-09-06 - Voices from the Holy Land The Sabeel Conference, "Ending the Silence: Voices from the Holy Land," Oct. 20-21 at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, brought more than 330 people together to discuss peaceful solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

11-09-06 - Jordan pays tribute to victims of deadly hotel bombings

11-09-06 - Democrats' victory won't affect Israel policy, but could impact Iran The tone of the U.S.-Israel relationship remains the same whoever controls Congress, but Democratic pledges to stringently oversee the Iraq war could affect how the United States confronts Iran. Oh dear.

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